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t’s been 100 years since South Australia’s country newspapers joined as an association. And your local Plains Producer has always been a strong supporter. Country Press SA has marked 100 years with a special book, “Through Our Eyes” – a history of newspapers which have always been part of rural communities. Find out more about the book on Page 2.

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Council set for new era

SNOWTOWN community members outside the notorious building (from left) Peter Krieg, Greg Stevens, Bradley Ellis, Aaron White and Alan Large – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath.

Snowtown considers – but it’s a NO!

SNOWTOWN Community Management Committee (CMC) considered purchasing the town’s bank at a special meeting on Monday night but has now opted out of submitting a bid for the building. The bank and its adjoining residence went on sale via online auction website, eBay, on Monday afternoon. Snowtown CMC acting chairman, Paul McCormack, said it had again stirred strong

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interest in the community, prompting Monday night’s meeting. He said the committee debated between purchasing the building or staying out of the sale process. “There was earnest discussion at the meeting,” Mr McCormack said. “I think there were two clear sides on the

issue. In the end, an overwhelming majority wished for the sale to take its natural course and let the new buyer develop the site as they wish.” Mr McCormack said those in favour of the CMC purchasing the town’s bank suggested developing the site in a number of ways, including making it a tourist attraction but financially, it was going to be a tough battle. n CONTINUED PAGE 4

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CHANGES are afoot at Wakefield Regional Council, with tonight’s meeting signalling new beginnings for both newly elected Western ward representative, Richard Pain, and the search starting for a new chief executive officer. Mr Pain won the recent supplementary election and will fill the vacancy left following the resignation of John Kipling late last year. He will make a declaration of office and sign an associated form at the beginning of the meeting, which will be his first meeting as an official councillor since serving on the Wakefield Plains Council in the 1980s. WRC acting chief executive officer, Geoff Sheridan, reports in tonight’s agenda on the initial stages council has taken in the process of appointing a new CEO to replace the late Phil Barry. Mr Sheridan, who is contracted until the end of June, mayor James Maitland and deputy mayor, Darryl Ottens, met with consultant, Rob Wallace, in late January, for recruitment advice. In Mr Sheridan’s report, he lists several recommendations for council to consider. This includes establishing a selection panel, comprising Mr Maitland, Cr Ottens and Southern ward councillor, Rodney Reid as voting members and Wallman’s Lawyers partner, Michael Kelledy and himself, as advisers. Mr Sheridan also suggested allowing $10,000 in the budget for the recruitment process, which would cover a number of associated costs, including advertising. The selection panel also has been recommended to prepare a draft contract and appoint the Local Government Authority to assist in the recruitment process.

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Through our eyes as Country Press book celebrates 100 years

‘Fruity Friday’ is a favourite SOPHIE Harvey goes for grapes during “fruity Friday” at Balaklava primary. The hungry bunch behind Sophie are (from left) Jason Wilkey, Dylan Williams, Lucy May, Bligh Wilson and Janna Patricia Mojares. FEBRUARY is fruit and vegetable month, with the State government urging Australians to add more fruit and vegetables to their diet. The daily recommended portion is about five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit per day. However, according to South Australian Health Minister John Hill, last year South Australians were only eating an average of 1.5 serves of fruit and 2.7 serves of veggies per day. This year’s challenge ‘bring

a healthy lunch box to work’, is a way of adding those extra serves of fruit and vegetables to lunch and snacks. Local greengrocer Kelly Hamdorf from Balaklava Fresh Foods said she likes to see people make meals that are both healthy and enjoyable. “I have dietary issues so to see people eating as well as they can is good because I know how much of a difference it does to me to eat well,” she said. “We know there are programs in school and child

care that put healthy eating into the community,” “The primary school has an initiative where we supply them with apples so we know they get a good start to the day,” Mrs Hamdorf said. Balaklava Primary School enjoys “Fruity Friday” every week with a variety of fruits available at recess. “I like oranges because my Pa grows them on the farm. We get to eat lots,” said Dylan, 5. For more information and healthy recipes go to www. gofor2and5.com.au.

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Through our eyes

100 years of Country Press SA Inc 1912 – 2012 and the History of SA Country Newspapers

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The Plains Producer is featured in a Premier, Jay Weatherill, pays tribute to new book which chronicles the history country newspapers. He said the papers led the way in showcasing the strong of SA country newspapers. South Australia Through Our Eyes community spirit of the men, women has been written by Kym Tilbrook to and children who live and work in our celebrate the 100th anniversary of the regional towns and cities. Country Press SA president, Treformation of Country Press SA. Originally known as the Provincial vor Channon, of The Murray Valley Press Association of South Australia, it Standard, said the Provincial Press was formed in March, 1912, to protect Association of South Australia had the interests of country newspapers. been formed by “a group of visionary Today, Country Press SA represents newspapermen.” 33 papers – 31 in SA and two interstate “Country newspapers have always papers, The Barrier Daily been a valued part of the Truth at Broken Hill and community and editors Celebrating the Katherine Times at have always backed their Katherine in the Northern communities to the hilt. Territory. The papers are the voice The 252-page book will of the community,” he said. be launched by Governor “Country newspapers Kevin Scarce in Adelaide would continue to move with the times and be at the on Friday. 1912 - 2012 forefront of emerging techThe book examines the COUNTRY PRESS SA nology and social media.” history of about 150 SA Country Press Australia country newspapers, the first being the Port Lincoln Herald and president, Michael Ellis, of the Yorke South Australian Commercial Adver- Peninsula Country Times, paid tribute to the State organisation. tiser, published in 1839. “Country Press SA is a vibrant asIt also outlines the workings of Country Press SA through about 200 sociation which is well-respected across extracts taken from more than 2200 Australia,” he said. Author Kym Tilbrook said country pages of minutes. Editor of the Mount Barker Courier, newspapers had a long and rich history Ian Osterman, examines the future “Their service to local communities of country newspapers and four life cannot be questioned,” he said. members, Harry Peake, Denis Hann, n South Australia Through Our Eyes Richard Willson and Mary King reflect costs $33 (inc.GST) plus postage and is on their long involvement with country available from Country Press SA, 198 Greenhill Rd, Eastwood. Enquiries to newspapers. In a special message in the book, countrypsa@bigpond.com

Last chance to enter Emu awards FRIDAY is your last chance to nominate a local person, business or community event for the Adelaide Plains Emu awards, supported by the Plains Producer. Awards will be made in four categories – Individual,Community Group, Business and Event. They are open to people who live or work in the Wakefield Regional Council and District Council of Mallala regions or township of Virginia. All entrants and nominators will

be invited to the Emu Awards, to be held at Balaklava Golf Club on Friday, March 23. Entry forms are available from Wakefield Regional Council office or its website,www.wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au or at District Council of Mallala office. The overall Emu award winner (selected from the category winners) receives $600 from joint sponsors, Churches of Christ Life Care. • ENTRY deadline is 5pm on Friday. Go to page 6 for all the entry details.

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Positive report from Moody parklands feasibility study Les Pearson reports: THE first of many steps in creating a proposed wetland in Balaklava will be taken with the presentation of a feasibility report to Wakefied Regional Council (WRC) at tonight’s council meeting. The planned wetland would be built in an area of the Moody Estate parklands, bordered by the Lions Walking Trail. The feasibility study, compiled by Tonkin Consultancy, said a wetlands could be created on an area of land to the north of the walking trail which extends eastwards from Christopher street. It would capture storm water which currently flows through an open drain which empties into the Wakefield river. This would remain in place. Estimated total cost of the project could be between $700,000 and $800,000. This would include design and documentation, contract administration, civil construction works and landscaping. “The development of a wetland within the Balaklava Township would provide a community facility for recreation, education and amenity whilst providing a habitat for local wildlife and improving the quality of

stormwater draining to the Wakefield River,” maintenance requirements.” It would also be the Tonkin report said. designed to become a relatively sustainable “It would also lend itself to becoming a ecological system. project for a community group to become Once constructed, there are ongoing maininvolved in.” tenance requirements to be considered by The study suggests the land on the Moody WRC and Balaklava Area Committee (BAC), Estate reserve is a suitable location and size which received a $17,600 grant from the State for development of a small wetland and mod- Natural Resource Management community elling indicates grants program the catchment to commission area draining the feasibilto the proposed ity study. Some wetland would grant funding generate suffiremains. cient runoff to “ T h e s e sustain the wet(maintenance land with water requirements) year round. would include “The water weed control, levels would plant replaceTHE SUGGESTED AREA, LOOKING NORTH fluctuate; being ment, watering full during the during the estabwinter and evaporating down to deep pool lishment stage if necessary, cleaning the gross level during the summer,” the Tonkin report pollution trap and sedimentation basin and said. general monitoring,” the Tonkin report said. “The wetland would be designed to inWhile the wetland is considered feasible, clude a number of features that would aim it was recommended further investigation be to maximise water quality improvement, carried out along with a stormwater manageenhance aesthetics and amenity and minimise ment plan for the Balaklava township.

“It was evident, from the initial site meeting, that parts of the town may be at some risk of flooding due to inadequate drainage and potential for the Wakefield River to overflow in extreme events,” the report said. “These matters could be addressed through the development of a stormwater management plan, which would include the integration of the wetland and any other water sensitive urban design opportunities within Balaklava.” Finally, the report recommended if council considered the project to be feasible, the next stage would be to begin further investigations and develop concept design drawings and a concept report. The report will be presented to council during acting chief executive officer Geoff Sheridan’s report. Mr Sheridan has recommended council begin developing an integrated stormwater management plan, as suggested by the report, which would be funded under the current council budget. In his report to council, Mr Sheridan further suggested funding for the integrated stormwater management plan be considered in next year’s budget. Council will vote on the recommendations tonight.

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Pancakes popular IT was Shrove Tuesday yesterday – and once again local communities used the day to help raise funds. ABOVE: At Balaklava’s pancake breakfast organised by the Uniting Church are Stella Lamond with grandma, Gay Lamond. LEFT: Showing their sticky fingers after feeding pancakes to the masses at Two Wells Primary School are Tanya Wilson, Belinda Wallace, Colleen Sheedy-Palethorpe and Pam Duncan. FAR LEFT: Enjoying pancakes at Two Wells Community Children’s Centre are front, Oscar Chambers, April Hembury, and Harry Chambers, with back, Evie Stirling and Olivia Tenter-Valerine. BELOW: Kathy and Barb Chapman at Balaklava Uniting Church hall, serve Hayfield Plains residents (from left) Thelma and John Sinkinson, Joy Lewis, Elsie McKay, Eileen Schmaal and Olive Robbins. Funds raised go to Uniting Care SA.

E-Bay sale offers bank to world ANY piece of property tainted with a dark criminal history is a hard sell on the real estate market but Hale Real Estate sales director, Nigel Christie, believes the Snowtown Bank has potential to raise interest rates of prospective buyers. The bank shot to notoriety after it was discovered convicted murderers, John Justin Bunting and Robert Joe Wagner, had stored eight bodies in barrels, hidden in the building’s vault, some 13 years ago. The string of crimes is considered one of the most horrific cases in the nation’s history. The owners, who wished to remain anonymous, have now put the property on the market. It features both the bank itself, along with a four-bedroom brick home, originally built as the manager’s residence. Mr Christie believed following the international success of the

THE former bank building in Snowtown. movie, “Snowtown”, could be sold as part released last year, the of the property by the fascination surrounding vendor. the property would grow Mr Christie was aware substantially, which the situation was delicate could attract bids from and clearly signalled he all over the world. has no intention of exacThis potential led to erbating the connection the property being listed between the murders and for sale on web-based the town itself. auction site, eBay. “I don’t want this pro“Because of what it cess to turn into a circus, is, it could be an inter- or to (annoy) people in national market,” Mr the town,” he said. Christie said. “My job is to get the There are still props best result for the venfrom the shooting of the dor…so if I could get film remaining inside the worldwide interest I have bank and vault, which to go down that path.

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“They’ve said to me ‘do what you have to do’.” It is not the first time an item linked to the town has appeared on eBay, with the door purported to be from the infamous bank vault appearing for sale online with a starting price of $100,000 back in 2006. It was withdrawn from sale after 10 days without a bid. Mr Christie hoped the property could fetch about $200,000 but was unsure how well the online auction, also the first

property he has listed on eBay, would work. “We’ll see how it goes,” he said. As for potential buyers, the market is understandably pointed away from conventional families or retirees. “I can’t see anyone sitting around thinking ‘that would be a nice place to live’,” Mr Christie said. “But because of the movie’s success, it could open up opportunities to be many different things for different buyers.”

Snowtown CMC decides against making an offer •From Page 1 “We’re just not in a position to be able to do that,” he said. “We would have needed to get a lot of government assistance. Basically, we would need a ‘white knight’ to buy it.” The possibility of the buyer also bringing new residents to the district was another factor in the CMC’s decision. “The thought was the new buyers could bring a new family to the town,” Mr McCormack said. “I’m also hoping that possibly their biggest kid is six foot five and might play for the local football team.” The community has also accepted the notoriety of the bank and although it’s not ideal, it does draw people to visit the town. “When you mention Snowtown, it doesn’t conjure up thoughts of how good its footy team is, or ‘they have a giant blade there’, it’s always about the bank,” Mr McCormack said. While he was one of those keen to see the CMC purchase the property, Mr McCormack said he respected the group’s decision. “There will be no anonymous bidder from Barunga Gap,” he said, cryptically. Even if the CMC did decide to attempt to purchase the bank, the group was unable to concur on what they would do with the property. “We couldn’t agree on what to do there in place of the bank anyway,” Mr McCormack said. “We didn’t really have a ‘plan B’.” The auction will conclude on Wednesday, March 31. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012


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Did everyone have pancakes for tea last night, seeing it was Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day? My family love my mum’s traditional recipe of banana pancakes, topped with jam and icecream ...mmm delicious... if you’d like the recipe, just email me. At least we had two food groups covered with that – fruit and dairy. Food groups might be covered, but flesh at the Station Cafe at Auburn apparently isn’t! Rumour has it people arrive by car, unload their bikes in the car park, then promptly proceed to strip off to don the lycra – all in full view of unsuspecting passers-by. It has been noted some lycra wearers are akin to kilt wearers, but we won’t go there! And if you are a back-to-nature type of person, the Trees for Life (TFL) is offering everyone the opportunity to help restore and protect our State’s native vegetation. Members of the public can gain hands-on experience through TFL’s Bush for Life program, initially by attending a bush regeneration workshop. A one-day workshop will be held at Auburn (not at the cafe carpark) on May 10 but bookings are essential by phoning 8406 0500. Two Wells Back to pancakes. For those who might have missed out on a pancake (hard to believe, I know), or want more, there’s “seconds” available from the Two Wells Uniting Church

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A dare-devilish and youngat-heart nanna thought she could try out her young grandson’s new skateboard. He could see the writing on the wall and moved all the obstacles away, just in case. Nanna got on the board without trouble but then couldn’t work out how to get off. One foot, then whoosh – the board went one way and Nanna went the other, crashing onto the cement floor, luckily missing the barbecue. team this Friday. In a wise move cashing in on the usually busy Fridays in country towns, they will be flat out serving up pancakes, tea and coffee, along with trading table goodies. Find them at the Post Office courtyard from 9am to 2pm. All proceeds go to Uniting Care. Please support this worthy cause. And don’t forget the World Day

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Nanna’s son, who had received many scoldings from his mother when growing up, turned the tables and proceeded to ‘scold’ his mother for doing something so risky and potentially dangerous. So Nanna wouldn’t hurt herself any more than dented pride and the few bruises already received, the responsible son subsequently locked the skateboard away in his car boot. Skateboards are obviously not ‘Taylormade’ for nannas, are they Di? of Prayer on March 2 in St Paul’s Anglican Church 7-30pm.

Love that disco!

The love songs are gone now Valentine’s Day is over, but the tunes will be cranked up for some party rocking at Two Wells. The Blue Light disco is back on Friday February 24 from 7- 9.30pm.

It will be held at Two Wells Community Centre and is for youth aged between 8-17 years. Entry is $5 and the theme is “Black and White.” I hope everyone has been practising their Michael Jackson moves. Owen

New church group

For many years, Adelaide Plains Uniting Church consisted of five parishes – Two Wells, Mallala, Owen, Hamley Bridge and Windsor. But as from February, in a new and brave move, the Owen/Windsor/Hamley congregations have splintered off to form the Plains Community Churches. Congregation leaders feel the split is in the best interests of the three small congregations as, by working together, they can now better serve their communities. The congregations recently farewelled their minister Grant Jewell and wife Linda, who have semi-retired to Bordetown. The three church centres will still have their own weekly services conducted by a lay preacher until a new minister is found. • Owen Night Owls bowls is off and running, now into its third week. Night Owls is played for eight weeks on Wednesday nights. Contact Glen Bubner if you’d like to play. And don’t forget the Strawberry Fete on March 3 from 6.30pm.

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Tracking a town’s heritage Pinery The people of Pinery need your help in tracing some of the history of their town. The group would like to display the information in the current hall, which is not the original building. The Pinery Community Centre committee is looking for any old photos of the town and signage, people and events from years ago. Pinery had a school, post office general store, fire station shed, and cricket and tennis clubs. If you can help, contact Kaye on 8527 7074. Mallala Mallala Hospital is holding a film night fundraiser on March 19 at the Gawler Cinemas. The movie “I Bought a Zoo” will be screened at 7pm so be there by 6.30pm so you don’t miss out. The film is based on a true story and is suitable for people of all ages. There will also be a raffle with great prizes. Film tickets are availabe from Margaret Gameau – $15 for adults and $10 for children aged under 15. Hamley Bridge The presidential pair of Newton and Sue Lines recently notched up

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a milestone, celebrating 40 years of wedded bliss. And they wouldn’t change a thing! A registration day for the Bombers junior footballers and netballers will be held at the Community & Sports Centre (town oval) on Sunday February 26 from 12 - 2pm. A sausage sizzle, probably cooked by the masterchef himself, Newton, will be available. Brinkworth World Day of Prayer will be held at the Uniting Church from 7.30pm on March 2. District School News Tarlee Primary and Riverton High are holding (separate) “meet and greet” parent information evenings on February 23. Tarlee starts at 5pm, followed by a barbie, and Riverton starts at 6pm, with a barbie. Tasty morsels all round! Everyone is encouraged to discover the exciting curriculum covered this year. •Port Wakefield Primary has their Governing Council AGM on February 27 at 6.30pm in the Upper Primary classroom. • Balaklava High School Athletics Day is on March 8, with the Year 11 and 12 Formal on March 17

Snowtown Area School has welcomed a new principal, Mat Evans, pictured with new Reception student, Kayla Young. Balaklava

Telling tales ... You will have read in the Plains Producer today the Bank SA Balaklava branch is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Congratulations to the staff who are working, or have worked, there, for providing a vital banking service that is fast disappearing in country towns.

I was a teller once, though husband Scott suggests I have never really stopped doing that. As a bankie for 10 years, I know how things changed in that time, let alone over a century. About the only thing that hasn’t changed in 100 years is the fact tellers still have to balance. If a teller was “out” it often seemed like it took 100 years to find the error (though of course I’m very balanced so it never happened to me!) www.plainsproducer.com.au

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MP’s views differ on health cover increase THE cost of private health insurance is set to rise after the Federal government announced a change to means test the private health rebate, according to Federal Member for Grey, Rowan Ramsey. Mr Ramsey said the 66,200 residents of Grey who meet their own hospital expenses by buying private health insurance will all pay extra as a result of another broken promise by Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. “About 47.3per cent of citizens in the Grey electorate hold private health cover,” Mr Ramsey said. “Considering there are only two small private hospitals in the whole electorate, both on Yorke Peninsula, this indicates people hold the cover for the big emergencies in their lives. We have a whole group of

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people who are prepared to pay for their own medical expenses by insuring. “Removing themselves from the taxpayer funded system and the government now can’t provide a tax deduction for their efforts. “Even worse, if individuals

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earn more than $83,000 or combined family income is more than $166,000 families will be hit with an income tax surcharge if they choose not to insure.” Mr Ramsey said audit and consulting company, Deloittes, estimated 1.8 million people Australia-wide will give up on private health insurance with many more downgrading cover. He believed these are most likely to be fit young families with mortgages. However, Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, denied lower income families will be impacted. “Only individuals earning $124,001 or more or families earning $248,001 or more will lose the

rebate,” he said. “We believe shop assistants working at the local corner shop or abattoir workers employed at Primo Port Wakefield shouldn’t be subsidising the private health insurance of millionaires living on the North Shore of Sydney. “The (Federal) government is committed to delivering affordable private health insurance through the private health insurance rebate. “There will be no effect on the cost of hospital or general treatment policies because well over 99 per cent of people will retain their cover.” Mr Ramsey anticipated the changes will add to clogged waiting lists. “The resultant shift to public

Brianna invited to ‘Thinkers’ forum

Balaklava High School old-scholar Brianna Wedding, 17, is heading to Adelaide this month to take part in the Thinker’s in Residence Forum. The “Wellbeing Before Learning” forum is held on February 27 to introduce new Thinker in Residence – Professor Martin Seligman, who is a world-renowned psychologist. Brianna was invited personally by the chief executive for the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) Keith Bartley, who she met when he visited Balaklava High School last year. “I am extremely excited Mr. Bartley invited me back as I honestly was just my normal loud and bubbly self when I greeted him,” said Brianna. “I am so honoured to be given this opportunity and will be proud to represent Balaklava High School.” The forum is about the wellbeing of young people, and Brianna has been selected as one of the youth speakers. After being a head student at BHS, Brianna is interested in future study that involves leadership, such as human sciences or international management. However, Brianna is currently taking a year off to focus on basketball after touring America as a member of the state country basketball team in December last year.

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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, www.wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au or at District Council of Mallala office. ❏ Send entries to: The Plains Producer, 9 Howe St, Balaklava 5461.

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hospitals will further overload the system leading to longer waiting times,” he said. “The loss of the healthiest people from private cover means those who keep their cover can expect their premiums to rise by up to 10 per cent,” he said. “It makes me angry that country people with less to gain from private health cover, who are prepared to make the sacrifices to insure, are to be either slugged more for cover or fined for not taking it out. “This equates to another tax and is another completely broken promise by the Gillard government.”

Your help a sweetener to cycle trail fund raising Kate Somers reports:

BALAKLAVA’S Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail fundraising committee is in action, with fundraising chocolates being sold across Balaklava and surrounding towns. The chocolate fundraiser is the first of several ideas discussed at the committee’s first official meeting last week. According to committee organiser, Sophie van Kleef, the next major fundraiser is likely to be a gala ball in May or June. “We really just have so many ideas at the moment but have decided to focus on the ball as our first major event,” Sophie said. Although the event is

Shamus Liptrot in the early stages of planning, it is likely money will be raised through selling tickets for a three course meal and a night of drinks and entertainment. Other committee members are working on separate projects, with personalised merchandise, fitness sessions, school events and

community bike rides proposed at the meeting. Members of the wider community are showing interest in supporting trail fundraising events including local schools and pubs. “We are hoping school leadership groups may be able to host casual days or events such as school bike-a-thons,” said Sophie. “Management of the Mallala hotel also indicated they would be happy to host a fundraiser.” Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) community development officer, David Woodroofe, said the council is applying for funding on top of what has been promised by the community.

“We are applying for $25,000 to match the already promised money from the BalaklavaArea Committee,” he said. “Council has also applied for funding through the Community Grants of the Department of Planning Transport and Infrastructure.” Soil tests to check ground contamination were taken a fortnight ago. The trail will follow the former rail corridor, first to Balaklava golf club by May, then to Halbury, home of Shamus. • To support the project, purchase Cadbury fundraising chocolates from any store in Balaklava, or visit the Shamus Liptrot Cycle Trail on Facebook to stay updated.

Councils boost support for cycling

CYCLING funding has gained record interest from local government, according to a national survey undertaken by the Australian Bicycle Council (ABC) last year. The survey, which was part of the ABC’s national strategy to encourage more Australians to cycle

by 2014, showed nearly two thirds of councils have or are currently working on bicycle strategies. Currently, an average of 18 per cent of South Australians cycle weekly, and according to the ABC, regular cyclists tend to be healthier and fitter, while reducing

personal expenses and assisting in environmental preservation. The ABC survey showed 305 Australian councils have or are currently working on cycling strategies. About 96 per cent already were putting money into cycling infrastructure.

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NEWS v Balaklava

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Carmel Miels, was chuffed when she received the Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) 2012 Achievement Award on January 26. Carmel, who moved to Balaklava with husband John about five years ago, received the award, not only for her community involvement in the local Probus club and Meals on Wheels, but also for the many hours she has spent creating a ‘community garden’ on the railway corridor at the intersection of Howe Street and Railway Terrace. “I was embarrassed to receive this award as I worked on the garden not just for the community’s benefit but for my own,” Carmel said. Wanting to create a place which is nice for people to look at and spend time in, Carmel decided, with the help of other community members, to create this space. Complete with a seat and wheelbarrow full of plants, the garden has caught much attention. “Gardening keeps me sane, and I wanted to make it look like the place was loved,” Carmel said. It’s time you “stopped to smell the roses” and say hello to Carmel at her garden at the end of Howe street.

Jessica steps up to assist others You could say Jessica Bernhardt, 22, was dancing on air when she received a Balaklava Area Committee (BAC) Youth Achievement award on January 26. “It was a bit of a surprise, but it was definitely a good one,” Jessica said. Jessica, who runs the Arabesque Dance Studio in Balaklava, began teaching at the age of 17 with 33 students, and today at the age of 22, she has 66 students. “I teach two to three nights a week, with children from as young as 18 months to 18 years,” she said. Also working with special needs children, Jessica choreographs dances to allow them to experience success. Beside her passion for dance, Jessica is also studying a Bachelor of Science in animal studies, and has also worked as a school chaplain and science lab assistant at Horizon Christian School. “I love being involved in the community, I think that’s what makes a community, by being involved,” Jessica said. In 2010, she made

Deadline nears on Mallala rates move “ Generally, the feedback was in approval of changing from the planning zone to land use rating system .... CEO, Charles Mansueto

DISTRICT Council of Mallala ratepayers have until 5pm today to lodge a response to council’s move to change its rating system from planning zone to land use in the next financial year. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said there would be some leeway if late submissions were received, with those responses then going to a special meeting on March 5 to consider their respective observations. Council will then decide if the rating system will be applied in 2012/13. Mr Mansueto said council held meetings in Two Wells and Mallala last week and had received about a handful of written responses to the change so far. “The number of letters we sent out compared to the responses we received, wasn’t as many as we thought we would get,” he said. Mr Mansueto said a total of about 30 people attended the meetings, a few less than council was anticipating given the significance of rates to ratepayers. “We were expecting a few more but that didn’t transpire,” he said. The small throng of residents who did front up to the meetings were relatively quiet. “Generally, the feedback was in approval of changing from the planning zone to land use rating system,” Mr Mansueto said. A few residents raised queries regarding how their rural properties would be affected under the change.

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a compassionate trip to Rwanda and Uganda where she also taught dance. “It was a great experience and I can’t wait

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to return one day,” said Jessica, who also plans to use her knowledge when she does return to help with livestock and rural programs.

JESSICA Bernhardt with some of her dance students (from bottom left) Gemma Cook, Max Williams, Charli Taylor and Jade Cunningham.

MEMBER for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, delivered a moving tribute on the life of former Wakefield Regional Council chief executive officer, Phil Barry, at State Parliament last week. Mr Barry passed away on December 28 last year, after a battle with cancer. Mr Griffiths described him as dedicated to serving the community. “He left a legacy very hard for anyone else to fill,” he said. Despite his illness, Mr Barry continued to keep involved in various community projects and issues, including the recent school bus contract debacle. He also convened meetings with various authorities in regard to the Wakefield Waters development. “Phil was interested in the people around him, all the time,” Mr Griffiths said. “It is impossible to talk about Phil without mentioning his wife, Helen, a great woman.” Mr Griffiths, widely known throughout State government as a respected politician, described Mr Barry as one of the most upstanding and sincere men. “I’m a criminal in comparison to Phil, who was the hardest working, honest bloke I’ve ever met in my life,” he said. “I hope, one day, to catch up for a beer with him in the afterlife.” www.plainsproducer.com.au

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NEWS v District FINALLY, RECOGNITION FOR SOMETHING RURAL COMMUNITIES HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN:

Farmers promised a big year STATE Agriculture Minister, Gail Gago, has announced a continuous promotion of farmers and their role in the community throughout 2012, the Australian Year of the Farmer. During the first parliament of 2012, Ms Gago touched on the strong contribution farmers brought to the nation’s financial strength “Agriculture has always played a key role in Australia’s prosperity and I understand that each year farm and farmrelated industries inject more than $405 billion into our economy,” Ms Gago said. “That is 27 per cent of Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).” Farm Facts 2011, published by the National Farmers’Federation, lists South Australia as having 12,868 farms with its three largest commodities by gross dollar value; wheat at $618 million, fruits and nuts (excluding grapes) at $504 million, and vegetables at $476 million. Ms Gago also outlined other ways farming had a hand in keeping the state moving forward. “As well as the contribution to GDP, farming and agricultural activities have

A new survey by the Australian government shows drivers have a good understanding of road safety issues, yet many persist in taking unnecessary risks. Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, Catherine King, said the 2011 Survey of Community Attitudes to Road Safety painted a complex picture of the community’s relationship with road safety.

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AGRICULTURE Minister Gail Gago on a tour last year of the AMG silo facility at Bowmans, with AMG Operations Manager, Ben Wigzell. – File picture.

We know rules – but still disobey “The findings suggest Australians generally have good awareness of the major factors involved in road crashes, such as speeding, drink driving, lack of concentration and fatigue,” Ms King said. “It also shows Australians, on the whole, approve of existing traffic

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helped create our rural and regional communities,” she said. “Infrastructure such as roads, ports and jetties were often originally created to support farming activity so that produce could be delivered and transported to market for sale. “Regional towns have sprung up to service the needs of outlying properties to supply the groceries to support shearers’ significant calorific requirements and to supply farmers with seed, farm machinery, medical services and schools.” Ms Gago said the state’s farming history, and the development and progress of agriculture in South Australia would be showcased on an updated website during the year. She added PIRSA would be playing a key role in the Year of the Farmer. “PIRSA is the administrative arm of the South Australian government work-

ing most closely with the agricultural sector,” Ms Gago said. “It will also be promoting the role of farmers through its internal and external communications throughout the year. “PIRSA is working with a range of partners, including Adelaide City Council and the Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society, to develop feature events to be held in Rundle Mall.” Given a tough past decade in regards to weather, Ms Gago commended the state’s growers for their hardiness in trying conditions. “Farming is not an easy occupation and certainly in recent times, with the succession of droughts and then floods, for a lot of those on the land it has not been easy, not to mention the locusts, mice and goodness knows what else,” she said. “Despite these tribulations, I can report in my interactions with those on the land, the farming communities remain strong and very resilient ... it is a quality that should never be taken for granted. “ A range of roadshow events celebrating the Year of the Farmer will be held in South Australia.

said. “However, it seems responsible attitudes towards road safety don’t necessarily translate to responsible driver behaviour. “For example, while most people (86 per cent) agree using a mobile phone increases their risk of crashing, a third of motorists are still illegally using a hand-held phone while driving. “I am particularly dis-

turbed by the proportion of drivers who admit to reading (31 per cent) or sending (14 per cent) text messages,” Ms King said. “It should be obvious to everyone texting while driving is reckless behaviour and is simply unacceptable.” The survey also highlighted two of the other perennial problems in road safety – speeding and driver fatigue.

“Australians are better informed than ever about the dangers of speeding. Yet 28 per cent of people continue to believe it is okay to speed ‘if you are driving safely’, and 70 per cent of drivers admitted they sometimes drove 10 km/h or more above the speed limit. Go to www.infrastructure.gov.au/roads/safety/ index.aspx for the full report.

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Drive Backing into a safety winner AWay Sale SGIC URGES MORE REVERSING CAMERAS in cars:

ment in safety ratings, there is still more that can be done with 13 per cent of cars still scoring a zero rating,” Mr McDonald said. “This comes with further SGIC research showing more than 60 per cent of SA drivers have had a near miss while reversing, so we’re urging drivers to consider reversing technology to help avoid unnecessary collisions*. “We also want drivers to understand it’s not a 4WD issue, all vehicles have blind spots and the potential to block a person or

Petrol prices up, ... but it’s all fair

AN Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report on 2011 prices, costs and profits of unleaded petrol in Australia not surprisingly shows prices have increased. “For many Australians, petrol costs are an unavoidable outlay accounting for a significant proportion of household expenditure at about four per cent. It is not surprising the community is very interested in ensuring petrol prices are as low as possible and they reflect competitive forces,” ACCC commissioner Joe Dimasi said. ACCC monitoring showed over 2010-11 prices were about eight cents per litre higher than in 2009-10. Across the five largest cities, retail petrol prices at the bowser increased to an average of 132 cents per litre (cpl), in line with the relevant international benchmark price (Singapore Mogas 95) and the exchange rate. Despite this, petrol prices in Australia remain among the lowest in the OECD. This close parity has been the case since 2002, with the average retail price rising 122.5 per cent, over the nine years, while the price of Mogas rose 123.4 per cent over the same period. The ACCC report, released late last year, said higher retail petrol prices reflected geopolitical tension in the Middle East and continuing strong economic activity in Asia, which led to stronger demand and higher crude oil prices during 2011. The trend shows continuing higher demand for oil. The International Energy Agency and other experts have concluded that world oil prices (and subsequently retail petrol prices) have reached a new and significantly higher average price. Overall,ACCC did not find evidence of excessive profits in the Australian downstream petrol industry. It estimated net profit to the petrol companies on each litre of petrol sold was about 2.2 cents. Other profit measures are comparable to other Australian manufacturing industries and petrol industries in other countries. Price cycles in major metropolitan markets and relatively higher prices in regional centres continue to be the main sources of consumer concern.

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School principal, Michael Clisby, said the $2.3 million project would “add depth to the school’s facilities and enhance our capacity to deliver improved educational programs for our children.” “We are pretty excited to be able to achieve what we have with the money we received,” he said. “It’s nice to have a sense of new and fresh.” The gymnasium is part of the Horizon Centre, complete with catering and stage facilities. “It wasn’t many years ago we were dreaming of how nice it would be to have a gym,” Mr Clisby said. Horizon Centre includes a new home economics room, which has facilities for nine cooking spaces. It also features two mezzanine floors that will be used for future development. The centre’s gym floor area accommodates a basketball and netball court, two volleyball courts and four badminton courts. School business manager, Steve Lawrie, co-ordinated and planned most of the work on the new buildings

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and announced the centre would be available for local community use, for a fee, that will be used to cover recurrent costs incurred by the school, including electricity, cleaning and security. Its expansive roof catchment also directs water into two large rainwater tanks, storing a total of 464,000 litres. This water will be filtered and used throughout the school. A new arts centre and administration block have also been built, while a second hand classroom was also refurbished and the technical studies building was extended. The new art centre includes a senior, junior art rooms, store and office plus an art gallery at the front where students’ work is displayed. The library has a floor area of 490 square metres and includes a large library area with computer access, research room, open access room, media viewing room, secure storage room, toilets, work rooms and office. The language centre consists of two classrooms, both with computer access and electronic whiteboards and one with kitchen facilities and a separate office area.

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Frost Constructions, Durdin Building Services and Burns Ceilings all contributed to the construction of the gym. Durdin Building Services, both Nick and Warren, assembled the language centre and also the library. Other local suppliers and contractors included Goldney Electrical, Yorke Communications, Balaklava Stitch Joint, Rhino Tanks, Catford Plumbing, Mack’s Cabinets, PGK Concrete, Andrew Rowe, Goldney Welding, Don Veitch, Balaklava Electronics, Cunninghams Balakalva, Grandeur Press and Balaklava Building Supplies. his shots at goal in the Gym PRACTISING new gymnasium is

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Horizon’s Agriculture curriculum was broadened last year for students in Years 7 & 8. For 2012, students in Years 9 & 11 have added Agriculture studies to their subject offerings. Students have been involved in many enterprises and activities. Students have studied vegetable production and grown a variety of produce with considerable success. Students have also studied the benefits of biological and organic garden production. Experiments with the use of ‘home made’ compost have been trialled. The hot house being constructed this year will broaden the horticultural experiences of the students. Horizon will again enter steers in the Royal Adelaide how and are looking to build on the valuable experience from last year.

Caring for Kids – Special Learning Needs:

Horizon Christian School staff work hard to support, care and nurture all their students. As an inclusive school, Horizon is committed to supporting the learning and development of students with special learning needs. Horizon is currently participating in the In-Schools Specialist Support Program for the second year in a row. This program is funded by the Association of Independent Schools of SA and provides ongoing support for students at risk and students with special learning needs and disabilities. Students, parents and teaching staff are supported by Speech Pathologists, Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and Behavioural Experts who visit regularly. These consultants support the school by completing assessments with students, conducting classroom observations, providing professional development for staff and facilitating ongoing discussions and case conference support for teachers and parents. All these services are funded under the In-Schools Services Program. When an assessment is completed, staff and parents meet with the consultant to discuss the findings and recommendations for ongoing support for the student. The Speech Pathologist and Educational Psychologist visit Horizon four or five times a term to provide on-going support. Students with special learning needs are also supported by a team of SSOs who work with students in the classroom and in small groups as directed by the classroom teacher. The ‘Shack’ provides areas strategically set up to support needs such as improving speech, the development of fine motor control, fostering positive social skills and language acquisition. This ensures all students are able to access the curriculum and improve their level of success at school. SSOs participate in regular professional development provided by both the visiting consultants and other agencies to further support our students. Students are also supported through grants. Students with special learning needs are able to access ipads and custom made modifications to support them at school. Other outside agencies such as NOVITA and Autism S.A. provide expert advice and support in gaining these grants. Participating in this program has benefited not only our students with special learning needs and disabilities, but has provided support for all students by increasing staff knowledge and improving classroom practises.

Introducing our Prefects for 2012 L-R: Renee McPharlin, Hayley Julyan, Hedley Greenshields, Tim Langley, Head Boy Jordan Hamann, Head Girl Tess Lawson, Marni Greenshields, Joseph Goldney, Kirstin Takacs, Caleb McPharlin, Rebecca Goldney, Brock Hamann, Alex Herreen (absent Cameron Mellier).

HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

For enrolment enquiries contact the school on: 88622100

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Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012


NEWS v Balaklava n BANK SA, PART OF OUR COMMUNITY:

100 years of support

LARISSA Faulkner gets into the centenary theme, with a period costume courtesy of Balaklava Community Arts – and, left, the official party at the opening of the new bank in 1924. Bank SA in Balaklava is celebrating its 100th anniversary tomorrow – Thursday, February 23. It opened as a branch of the Savings Bank of South Australia in 1912 – after operating as an agency from April 1, 1880. The bank and its staff always have been proud to help local people and businesses. Current branch manager, Larissa Faulkner, 25, who has been working at the branch for five years, is thrilled to be there to celebrate the milestone. “It’s great to see the branch has lasted so long, and continues to hold strong relation-

ships with customers,” Larissa said. Being located in a small town, it has always been important for staff to maintain relationships with locals. “We pretty much know everyone by name. It differs from a city branch as there is better communication and loyalty with customers,” Larissa said. The bank first opened in rented premises in Howe Street, (near where the Plains Producer’s office is today) until it was forced to move to Edith Terrace after a fire destroyed the building on Sunday morning, April 14, 1918. The three businesses affected were

the Savings Bank of South Australia, Mr L Simons Saddlery and Mr N Jacklin’s greengrocer shop. Although the fire was well under way before the manager, Mr J H Bryant arrived, a rope was tied to him and he managed to unlock the safe and extract the ledgers, which were taken to the Commercial bank. In 1917, the first one hundred thousand pounds of depositors’ balances was reached – and on July 28, 1924 new premises in Wallace street – site of the current bank – was opened by the chairman of the District Council of Balaklava, Mr W H Manley.

Mr C G Strutton was appointed manager of the bank and its impressive new premises. Along with Larissa, who last week began her role as manager, there is currently another position needing to be filled. Bank SA managing director, Jane Kittel, said the bank always had strong ties with the State’s rural sector and was proud of its history as a strong supporter of regional communities. “The desire to provide the best level of service is something that we as an organisation value, and our Balaklava team is a great example of that,” Ms Kittel said.

Celebrating 100 years. Thanks Balaklava! BankSA Balaklava branch is celebrating 100 years of providing banking services to the Balaklava community. Thanks to all our customers for your support over the years. To commemorate this great event, we will be having tea, coffee and cake for all of our customers and the Balaklava community in the branch on Thursday, 23rd February. Drop by and share in the festivities - we’d love to see you! BankSA – A Division of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL and Australian credit licence 233714. BSA04554 (02/12) Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012

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special feature v SPRINGWOOD t s Gawler Ea

Springwood offers unique lifestyle THE long-awaited construction of Springwood, a new a suburb in Gawler, has started. The land is situated about 12km from Gawler’s main street and stretches over 219 hectares east of Gawler . It is expected about 2,500 homes will be constructed in stages over 10 years. Springwood will provide the community with affordable housing options with house and land packages starting from $264,950. Developers are aiming to create an interactive community village with a proposed village centre and community facilities such as parks, shops and cafes. At the site opening, Town of

Gawler mayor, Brian Sambell, said: “It’s been a long time coming and it’s now all becoming a reality. “It adds to the character of the area and it’s certainly going to fit in very well in the town of Gawler.” Lend Lease project director, Anthony Jansen, said he was excited about the community and environ-

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mental prospects the development would offer. “This is a very significant milestone the council has been working on for some time,” he said. “It’s about providing a new offering to Gawler, new infrastructure

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and relationships with the council and the community.” The project’s estimated cost is more than $1 billion over its 10 year program. Construction of display homes starts mid year. Mr Jansen said Springwood would offer the community a place that builds on the character and heritage of the local area whilst providing a range of modern conveniences and innovations in urban design and community development. A number of services and facilities will boost the appeal of Gawler East with Springwood offering a village centre with a variety of shops and cafes, sports ovals, parks and natural spaces to meet the needs of residents. The first stage will see the delivery of East Riding Park which will become a community focal point with features including a playground, BBQ equipment, boardwalks, bridges and ponds. “The design for Springwood was carefully planned with the community’s needs in mind, which is how Lend Lease approaches all masterplanned communities,” Mr Jansen said. “We have a strong track record of delivering award-winning addresses in South Australia, such as West Lakes and Golden Grove.” •For more information go to www.myspringwood.com.au

Lots 161, 165, 166 are reserved for eligible affordable home buyers only. The publishers have taken care to ensure that these plans have been prepared from all currently available information. However, landscape treatments, final road layout, public utility infrastructure locations and zoning are subject to change conditional on satisfactory authority approvals. The purchaser should therefore make their own enquiries before entering into any contract. Prepared February 2012. Lend Lease Realty Ptd Ltd ACN 007 708 572 RLA1081

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NEWS v People

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SPORT v District

Bash for Cash draws cowboys, indians, sheriffs and more!

n COWBOY Jamie Tiller in action during Saturday night’s Bash for Cash.

The Wild Wild West stampede was on as over 120 people gathered at the ‘saloon’ for Balaklava Tennis Club’s 2012 Bash for Cash on Saturday night. Players, wearing bright coloured costumes including cowboys and girls, indians, sheriffs, mexicans, a seductive saloon girl, horses and even cacti, were seen racing, or in some cases cantering, around the courts, with some outfits proving to be a bit of a hindrance for swinging a racquet and/or running! Scott McDonald and Shaz Pike’s artistic cacti work wasn’t conducive to playing tennis, and Mark and Marie Heaslip’s saggy horses prevented them from making the finals like last ‘Bash. Club president, Daren Scholz and partner Ray Koch had blow-up horses, which didn’t restrict their movement quite as much. Mexicans Paul and Jason McBride looked colourful in their matching ensemble, as did Andy Michael and Jeremy Lomman, and Fran Henderson and Suzy McDonald. Sheriffs Colin Mutton and Scott Michael kept everyone in order, at least for a little while. Kimberley Brownlie looked

absolutely stunning in her saloon outfit, and found her elevated cleavage was the perfect spot in which to store the second tennis ball! Thirty pairs, some from as far as Clare and Adelaide, registered for the doubles night, with some fairly serious players in the pack out to win the prized $100. It came down to eight, then the final two in a shootout. Clare locals Andrew Waters and Nick Prokopec faced local squaw Shelley and ‘Chief Barefoot’ Rick Lamond in a magnificent grand final set, appropriately ending in a tiebreaker, which favoured the Clare lads. Rick was sporting some beaut

blisters on his feet by the end of the night and was last seen riding off into the sunset in search of some ice. Various raffles and spinning wheels were run during the night spreading the prizes around. President Darren Scholz thanked everyone for coming along and supporting the club, and especially Tania Allen, Tina Taylor, Mick Henderson and Angela Battle for running the canteen and bar all night, and to other helpers Ray Koch, Wayne and Mark Heaslip, and the committee. We look forward to the 2014 ‘Bash and will have to wait and see what Scholzy’s theme will be!

n above: Winners, from left: Andrew Waters and Nick Prokopec from Clare, with Balaklava Tennis Club president Darren Scholz and runners-up Shelley and Rick Lamond. n left: Sheriffs Colin Mutton and Scott Michael kept everyone in order. n below: Squaw Jodi Hore powers up for a forehand.

n mexicanS Paul and Jason McBride. n WALTER house captains, Tim Shepherd and Hannah McArdle.

n jack Lu broke the Under 14 breastroke record of 43.01 seconds, timing in at 42.12

Walter claims victory WALTER house proved too strong for the competition at Balaklava High School’s swimming carnival, held Monday February 13, finishing with 1317 points, followed by Keith 1099, James 810 and Ross 741. Jack Lu smashed the Under 14 Boys Breaststroke by almost a whole second, clocking in at 42.12. This year’s Plains Producer handicap event was taken out by Danielle Hosking.

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Trophy winners were: U14 Girls – Kelsey Wedding, RU Jess Heaslip; Boys – Jake Michael, RU Jacob Butterfield. U15 Girls – Tenneal White, RU Amber Large; Boys – Jordan Alsop, RU Zac Scholz. U16 Girls – Sophie Parker, RU Sally Wilson; Boys – Jacob Hornby, RU Steve Wildman. Open Girls – Sarah Tiller, RU Vanessa Barry; Boys – Mitchell Hill, RU Tate Michael.

n danielle Hosking took out the Plains Producer handicap event.

n jacob Hornby gears up for his Under 16 race. Jacob topped his age group, finishing on 46 points. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012


SPORT v Bowls

Association Championships

n PETER March, Mallala bowls during the Singles competition. BOWLERS converged at Balaklava, Mallala and Owen on Sunday to contest the Association Championships in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

Singles Championships

Section 1 – Riverton d Hamley Bridge 21-16, Balaklava d Riverton 21-18, Balaklava d Hamley Bridge 21-17. Winner – P Thompson (Balaklava) 4 pts. Section 2 – Port Wakefield d Tarlee 21-10, Mallala d Owen 21-19, Port Wakefield d Owen 21-9, Mallala d Tarlee 21-19, Owen d Tarlee 2114, Port Wakefield d Mallala 2117. Winner – W McPharlin (Port Wakefield) 6 pts. Final – W McPharlin (Port Wa k e f i e l d ) d P T h o m p s o n (Balaklava) 25-9.

n PETER Thompson bowls for Balaklava in the Singles.

n dave Hartwell, Owen sends one down during the Fours Championships at Owen.

n Keith McDonald, Mallala and Mark Griffiths, Riverton skipper their sides in the Pairs.

n barry Olsen bowls for Balaklava in the Triples competition at Mallala.

n riverton’s Roger Aitchison and Leon Schwarz chat while teammate Andrew Clark lines up during the Fours competition at Owen, watched by Owen’s Geoff Harkness.

Pairs Championships

Triples Championships

Fours Championships

Section 1 – Riverton d Tarlee 15-3, Owen d Mallala 7-6, Tarlee d Owen 10-9, Riverton drew Mallala 11-11, Mallala d Tarlee 17-4, Riverton d Owen 8-4. Winner – D Willmott, M Griffiths (sk.) (Riverton) 5 pts. Section 2 – Balaklava drew Port Wakefield 9-9, Hamley Bridge d Wasleys 8-6, Hamley Bridge d Balaklava 11-6, Port Wakefield d Wasleys 12-6, Balaklava drew Wasleys 10-10, Hamley Bridge d Port Wakefield 12-8. Winner – A Lemmon, P Fritz (sk.) (Hamley Bridge) 6 pts. Final – A Lemmon, P Fritz (sk.) (Hamley Bridge) d D Willmott, M Griffiths (sk.) (Riverton) 11-5.

Section 1 – Owen d Tarlee 13-4, Port Wakefield d. Wasleys 9-8, Owen d Wasleys 12-4, Port Wakefield d Tarlee 12-5, Owen d Port Wakefield 12-7, Wasleys d Tarlee 17-4. Winner – G Ince, G Bubner, N Harkness (sk.) (Owen) 6 pts. Section 2 – Balaklava d Riverton 2-8, Hamley Bridge d Mallala 15-9, Riverton d Mallala 11-7, Balaklava d Hamley Bridge 8-6, Balaklava d Mallala 9-7, Hamley Bridge d Riverton 10-4. Winner – J Olsen, GB Olsen, S Hawke (sk.) (Balaklava) 6 pts. Final – J Olsen, GB Olsen, S. Hawke (sk.) (Balaklava) d G. Ince, G Bubner, N Harkness (sk.) (Owen) 16-0.

n owen’s David Greer and Tarlee’s Frank Gorey skipper during the Pairs Championships at Balaklava.

Section 1 – Port Wakefield d Hamley Bridge 7-5, Riverton d Mallala 13-5, Riverton d Hamley Bridge 10-7, Port Wakefield d Mallala 14-6, Hamley Bridge drew Mallala 10-10, Riverton d Port Wakefield 9-8. Winner – L Schwarz, R Aitchison, I Rowett, A Clark (sk.) (Riverton) 6 pts. Section 2 – Owen d Tarlee 11-3, Wasleys d Balaklava 11-5, Owen d

Balaklava 14-3, Wasleys d Tarlee 15-6, Owen d Wasleys 10-8, Tarlee d Balaklava 8-7. Winner – D Brown, D Hartwell, L Hean, G Harkness (sk.) (Owen) 6 pts. Final – L Schwarz, R Aitchison, I Rowett, A Clark (sk.) (Riverton) d D. Brown, D Hartwell, L Hean, G Harkness (sk.) (Owen) 9-7. Presentation of the respective Perpetual Trophies and the Individual Trophies will take place on grand final day – Saturday March 31.

n owen’s Tim Harkness and scorer Joy Milton watch as Port Wakefield’s Will McPharlin measures the bowls. Will went on to win the Singles competition later in the day.

Region 8 men, women pick up wins

Region 8 Lower North has just concluded another Country Round Robin competition in Men’s and Women’s, at a range of metropolitan venues. Men win 2 The Men’s Round Robin side recorded two wins for the week against Yorke Peninsula and Eastern Regions. Results: Round 1 at Grange Bowling Club – Fleurieu & KI 121 (Fuller 19, Steinwedel 26, Kelly 34, O’Neill 20, Alexander 22) def. Lower North 77 (Mullins 127, Rogers 12, McPharlin 14, Rex 18, Wildash 16). Round 2 at Grange Bowling Club – Eyre Peninsula 111 (Perone 29, Valcic 16, Cock 20, Blacker 21, Schreiber 25) def. Lower North 81 (Mullins 14, Rogers 23, McPharlin 15, Rex 16, Wildash 13). Round 3 at Salisbury Bowling Club – Upper North 113 (Perry 28, Cousins 27, Thompson 20, Leue 23, Grimes 15) def. Lower North 96 (Rogers 18, McPharlin 9, Mullins 19, Rex 22, Wildash 28). Round 4 at Salisbury Bowling Club – North Eastern 117 (Kimber 14, Hill 26, Pursche 32, Gageler 25, Kubank 20) def. Lower North 89 (Mullins 20, Rex 19, Rogers 13, Wildash 21, McPharlin 16). Round 5 at West Lakes Bowling Club – Lower North 99 (McPharlin 19, Wildash 19, Rex 13, Rog-

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ers 21, Mullins 27) def. Yorke Peninsula 98 (Spry 19, Hatcher 19, Eichenberger 27, Glazbrook 22, Hines 11). Round 6 at West Lakes Bowling Club – South Eastern 98 (Stafford 20, O’Shaughnessy 24, Wilkinson 22, Lack 17, Hams 15) def. Lower North 97 (Mullins 24, Rex 20, McPharlin 20, Wildash 18, Rogers 15). Round 7 at Holdfast Bay Bowling Club – Lower North 100 (Mullins 14, Rex 12, Rogers 26, Wildash 24, McPharlin 24) def. Eastern 93 (Schroeder 21, Saltmarsh 25, Disanto 18, Mangelsdorf 20, Zanker 9). Final positions – North Eastern 13 pts, Yorke Peninsula 10 pts, Fleurieu & KI 9 pts, South Eastern 8 pts, Eastern 6 pts, Upper North 4 pts, Lower North 4 pts, Eyre peninsula 2 pts. Women in good form The Women’s Round Robin side recorded four wins against Upper North, North Eastern, Yorke Peninsula and South Eastern Regions. Results: Round 1 at Ascot Park Bowling Club – Fleurieu & KI 73 (Sharpe 17, Ross 18, Koch 19, Jacobs 19) def. Lower North 53 (Harrip 13, Stringer 17, Aitchison 10, Rowan 13). Round 2 at Ascot Park Bowling Club –Eyre

Peninsula 76 (E. Fitzgerald 19, Blacker 22, Edmunds 22, J. Fitzgerald 13) def. Lower North 65 (Stringer 17, Rowan 16, Aitchison 15, Harrip 17). Round 3 at Lockleys Bowling Club – Lower North 68 (Stringer 14, Rowan 16, Harrip 23, Aitchison 15) def. Upper North 64 (Bowman 13, Underwood 20, Dhu 11, Reynolds 20). Round 4 at Lockleys Bowling Club – Lower North 75 (Harrip 23, Aitchison 11, Rowen 27, Stringer 14) def. North Eastern 72 (Treloar 15, Lloyd20, Cooper 15, Burns 22). Round 5 at Marion Bowling Club – Lower North 63 (Stringer 18, Aitchison 20, Harrip 14, Rowen 11) def. Yorke Peninsula 62 (Lovelock 18, Mullins 9, Milner 14, Williams 21). Round 6 at Marion Bowling Club – Lower North 79 (Rowen 182, Aitchison 24, Stringer 16, Harrip 21) def. South Eastern 53 (Murch 9, Richards 15, Copping 12, Waugh 17). Round 7 at Modbury Bowling Club – Eastern 65 (Lindner 10, Cross 14, Keller 17, Barnes 24) def. Lower North 58 (Rowen 20, Harrip 12, Aitchison 18, Stringer 8). Final positions – Eyre Peninsula 10 pts, North Eastern 8 pts, Yorke Peninsula 8 pts, South Eastern 8 pts, Lower North 8 pts, Fleurieu & KI 6 pts, Eastern 6 pts, Upper North 2 pts. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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SPORT v Bowls

Top four sides almost set Warm conditions were experienced as bowlers completed the latest round of Wooroora Men’s bowls. Following the results in Division One last Saturday, Balaklava Gold, Hamley Bridge, Riverton and Port Wakefield make up the top four with Mallala and Owen 33 and 34 points, respectively, in arrears and only a maximum of 36 points available over the concluding rounds. The feature match saw Balaklava Gold retain top position following their 11 shot win over fellow contender Riverton. C l i ff o r d ( B G o ) a n d Thompson (BGo) had seven and six shot wins over Rogers (R) and Mullins (R), respectively, while Griffiths (R) had a narrow two shot win over Taylor (BGo). Only eight shots separated Hamley Bridge and Mallala with Hamley Bridge taking the victory with two rinks up. O’Brien (HB) defeated Roberts (M) by eight shots while Smith (HB) had a narrow two shot win over Smith (M). Mallala’s only points came from Furst’s two shot win over Rex (HB).

n above: Wayne Grady bowls for Wasleys in Sunday’s Pairs Championship. n left: Paul Fritz, Hamley Bridge advises Pairs teammate Andrew Lemmon (inset). The remaining Division One matches saw Port Wakefield and Wasleys comfortably defeat their respective opponents, Owen and Balaklava Green. Port Wakefield has moved into second position with Hamley Bridge now third one point ahead of Riverton. Key matches in this week-

end’s Division One round include Owen’s clash against Balaklava Gold and Mallala’s clash against Port Wakefield. For both Mallala and Owen, any hope of making the four relies on all four sides above them losing this week. The chances of that event occurring is remote. Balaklava Gold has won

Schroeter, Kennedy Shields sides The top 16 men from the metropolitan regions are set to play against the top 16 men from the country regions, for the upcoming Schroeter Shield; the women play for the Kennedy Shield. This competition will take place at Wallaroo. Will McPharlin from Port Wakefield has been selected to play for the country side for the Schroeter Shield. Ann Harrip (Riverton) and Bev Roney (Mallala) have been selected in the country side to compete for the Kennedy Shield. Good bowling!

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be another close affair? Hamley Bridge is likely to remain in touch with the leading sides with a win against the Balaklava Green combination which it has already defeated twice this season. The final match will see Riverton host Wasleys. During the season, Riverton has defeated Wasleys both times

Fight for fourth spot intensifies

Region 8 Prestige Medley side The 12 Regions of South Australia will meet on the Copper Coast on March 10 and 11 to contest the Region 8 Prestige Medley. Pairs, Triples and Fours will be played by the best players of both the men and women within their region. Men will compete at Moonta and women will play at Wallaroo Mines. Kadina will host the last game on the second day, at Wallaroo. Selections are as follows: WOMEN PAIRS: Lead: Jodi Kotz (Robertstown) and Sherene Kimpton (Robertstown) Sk. TRIPLES: Lead: Bev Roney (Mallala), Joy Milton (Balaklava), Ann Harrip (Riverton) Sk. FOURS: Lead: Yvonne Howard (Mallala), Second: Marilyn Brandt (Clare), Third: Lyn Wildash (Auburn), Skipper: Helen Stringer (Mundoora). Reserves: Natalie Fyfe (Hamley Bridge) and Marg Keast (Riverton). MEN: PAIRS: Lead: Neville Weckert (Koolunga) and Mike Wildash (Auburn) Sk. TRIPLES: Lead: Peter Thompson (Balaklava), Dean Willmott (Riverton), Neil Rogers (Riverton) Sk. FOURS: Lead: Phil Hyde (Snowtown), Second: Darcy Rex (Hamley Bridge), Third: Barry Mullins (Riverton), Skipper: Will McPharlin (Port Wakefield).

both of its previous matches against Owen by only one and two shots, respectively, suggesting that perhaps another close result is possible in this match. Similarly, Port Wakefield has won both of its earlier matches against Mallala by 11 shots and one shot, respectively. Could this third match

and another win here for the home side is definitely needed for Riverton to remain in the hunt for a double chance. Results – February 18: Balaklava Gold 71(10) (B Taylor 17, T Clifford 27, P Thompson 27) def Riverton 60(2) (M Griffiths 19, N Rogers 20, B Mullins 21); Wasleys 102(10) (D Olive 18, S Nicolai 48, W Grady 36) def Balaklava Green 57(2) (M Olsen 22, D Lamond 15, C Cowan 20); Hamley Bridge 71(10) (P Rex 21, A. O’Brien 29, B Smith 21) def Mallala 63(2) (P Furst 23, K Roberts 21, B Smith 19); Port Wakefield 118(12) (G McPharlin 26, R Murphy 45, W McPharlin 47) def Owen 61(0) (B Parker 22, N Harkness 25, T Harkness 14). Division One standings: Balaklava Gold 149 (+200), Port Wakefield 135 (+115), Hamley Bridge 128 (+64), Riverton 127 (+144), Mallala 94 (+1), Owen 93 (-41), Wasleys 77 (-190), Balaklava Green 59 (-293). Fixtures – February 25: Balaklava Green vs Hamley Bridge, Mallala vs Port Wakefield, Riverton vs Wasleys, Owen vs Balaklava Gold.

n above: David Greer, Owen competes in Sunday’s Pairs Championships at Balaklava.

Port Wakefield Blue and Hamley White have reinforced their positions at the top of Division Two following their respective wins against Tarlee White and Mallala White. Hamley Red remains in touch with fourth side Mallala White following their 24 shot win over Riverton Black. Owen still sits in third spot despite their 30 shot loss to Riverton White with two of Riverton’s rink wins occurring on the last end. Three crucial matches await bowlers in this weekend’s round with a major reshuffle in standings possible. Hamley White will be keen to shore up the double chance and a win against Owen will almost ensure this outcome. Hamley Red and Mallala White are two sides contesting for fourth spot and so their clash will be eagerly contested. For Riverton White to remain a chance for the four, a win over leaders Port Wakefield Blue is required. The final match will see Tarlee White host Riverton Black, a side which it easily

accounted for when the two sides last met a couple months ago. Results – February 18: Hamley White 83(10) (M Nichols 34, J Bell 32, A Fyfe 17) def Mallala White 62(2) (M Dunstan 24, M King 18, J Curnow 20); Port Wakefield Blue 86(12) (S Reimers 29, P Fontaine 33, A Williams 24) def Tarlee White 48(0) (J Perry 11, P Dunn 15, D Branson 22); Riverton White 86(12) (J Glistak 40, M Keast 23, G Giles 23) def Owen 56(0) (L Hean 12, R Uppill 22, P Sullivan 22); Hamley Red 82(10) (G Schilling 38, B Morris 23, J Tily 21) def Riverton Black 58(2) (P Koster 15, P Kelly 17, P Gates 26). Division Two standings: Port Wakefield Blue 168 (+336), Hamley White 153 (+213), Owen 141 (+156), Mallala White 126 (+24), Hamley Red 120 (+61), Riverton White 108 (+83.75), Tarlee White 104 (-61), Riverton Black 87 (-39). Fixtures – February 25: Hamley White vs Owen, Mallala White vs Hamley Red, Tarlee White vs Riverton Black, Riverton White vs Port Wakefield Blue.

Wakefield Gold upsets leaders Mallala Black remains at the head of the Division Three despite their loss to second placed Port Wakefield Gold which won two rinks with the third a tied result. Tarlee Red has moved into third spot following their 11 shot win over Balaklava Blue while Balaklava Red received a forfeit from Wasleys. Another tough match awaits leaders Mallala Black as it encounters third placed Tarlee Red in this weekend’s round of matches. The two sides have each recorded a win in their two previous outings, suggesting that this match

could go either way. Balaklava Red plays sister side Balaklava Blue with the knowledge that the winner will sit in fourth place, at worst. Will Balaklava Red add another win to their previous two against the Blue side? The final match will see Port Wakefield Gold record another win against Wasleys. Results – February 18: Balaklava Red 12(12) def Wasleys 0(0) (Forfeit); Port Wakefield Gold 83(11) (A Carslake 32, K Anderson 28, A Brown 23) def Mallala Black 60(1) (M Secomb 13, K McDonald 24, J Evans 23); Tarlee

Red 70(10) (D Meyers 25, F Gorey 19, I Rohde 26) def Balaklava Blue 59(2) (P McPharlin 22, R McDonald 21, C Stewart 16). Division Three standings: Mallala Black 106 (+56), Port Wakefield Gold 98 (-13), Tarlee Red 88 (-115), Balaklava Blue 81 (-155), Balaklava Red 79 (-230), Wasleys 57 (-308.75). Fixtures – February 25: Tarlee Red vs Mallala Black, Balaklava Red vs Balaklava Blue, Port Wakefield Gold vs Wasleys. n RIGHT: Keith Cottle, Balaklava bowls during the Pairs competition. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012


SPORT v Basketball

Longies lads in thriller win At last – the Long Plains lads have reached the winning post! In the past they have started fast and faded at the end, but on Friday night they managed to hang on to win by one point over the Redlegs in the Under 18 Boys. Most teams have key shooters and often it is how hot they are as to whether they win or not. The consistent winners usually have more than one, or their ‘one’ is extremely dominant. When one is extremely dominant, stronger defence can usually bring them undone because team play is usually what wins. This was the case in many games, especially in the Under 16 girls where one point separated one game, and the Suns shone. Close games are often exciting, but so too are those when the plays involve many players or amazing shots. Peckers won the game in A men, but the excitement was in watching the way Ross Sharer and Justin Walker played. They are excitement machines, Ross in attack and Justin in defence. It was also exciting to see Brandon Hancock back playing for the Bulldogs, but big Will Hennessy and Travis Olsen were the thrilling players. Dribbler wonders why more kids don’t watch these games with so many class players. The B men had good games too, with the Auburn Hawks showing they are the team to beat. Long plains had a good night with their A women synchronising and being too strong for the Storm. Dribbler reckons they don’t have the depth of the Opals, who have the likes of Stacey Wilson who would be a dominant player in many teams – just one of four in the Opals. At the other end of the scale is the excitement watching the young beginning players. Dribbler tells me there was some excitement on court seven early in the game between Bulldogs and Redlegs. It looks like the Bulldogs have learnt how to play a team game, or have gained the confidence to play as a team. Young Chloe Hoepner made excellent position to put a number of great shots. The Under 14 Boys game between Long Plains and Owen was exciting and also a surprising result. Elusive and skilled smaller players brought the delight, but it was Ryan Betts’ class that gave Owen the edge.

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In the other game between Bulldogs and Eagles, where there were many exciting plays, it was the class of the Carslake/Moulds combination that gave the Doggies the win, quite easily in the end. It was good to see two umpires, at last, on each game. There were three on some of the earlier games. Dribbler reckons it is because there are now four time slots. I think it is because more people have been willing to help. Whatever the reason, umpires are necessary. Hopefully players will learn how to do it, not in their own game, and help out more next year. We were excited this week, and next week as the finals get closer should be even more exciting! See you there.

n mary Hosking shoots for Bulldogs during her Under 14 Girls game.

n SHYLEIGH Cullen, Bulldogs, and Bianca Smith, Sharks caught in a tussle during Friday night’s Under 14 Girls game.

n OWEN’S Declan Phillips about to steal possession from Boomers’ Ethan Brownlie during their Under 12 mixed game.

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1 Fisher Street, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 1513 Results of matches played on Friday February 17

A MEN

Peckers 38 (M.Clifford 9, B.Michael 9, L.Michael 8) def Long Plains 33 (R.Sharer 18, H.Pym 9, J.Rundle 2). Avon Bulls 50 (W.Hennesy 15, T.Olsen 14, A.Markopoulos 7) def Bulldogs 24 (B.Hancock 10, T.Rowe 6, D.Hill 3).

B MEN

Old Dogs 32 (N.Olsen 12, M.Olsen 8, C.Temby) def Owen 25 (A.Pratt 13, B.Merry 9, B.Lloyd 2). Auburn Hawks 35 (S.Noack 12, P.Clark 8, K.Allen 5) def Young Guns 18 (L.Williams 9, J.Henderson 3, K.Robinson 3).

n michelle Tiller blows her whistle as she umpires the Under 12 mixed game, along with Tanya Greenshields, pictured below.

U/18 BOYS

Owen 44 (J.Dunstan 18, R.Konzag 12, J.Wedding 11) def Raiders 31 (T.Michael 15, C.McPharlin 6, H.Veitch 6). Long Plains 30 (D.Haynes 12, K.McArdle 8, D.Wilson 8) def Redlegs 29 (Z.Zilm 8, C.Veitch 7, H.Greenshields 4).

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WOMEN Div B

Thunder 37 (B.Koch 15, A.Wilson 8, CJ.Dwight 5) def Celtics 14 (T.Lawson 9, T.Renshaw 5). Redlegs 54 (K.Woodrow 18, T.White 10, A.Williams 10) def Pumas 22 (S.Florence 16, P.Florence 2, A.Fritz 2).

U/16 Girls

Suns 28 (A.Michael 13, C.McPharlin 7, J.Koodrin 4) def Bulldogs 27 (T.White 24, K.Price 2, N.Greenshields 1). Gems 35 (C.Guy 14, E.Mahony 9, S.Faehrmann 8) def Owen 30 (B.Wilson 11, H.Sellar 7, K.Surace 6).

U/14 Girls

U/17 BOYS

Bulldogs 46 (T.Williams 22, S.Young 8, S.Cullen 6) def Sharks 20 (B.Smith 10, S.Sach 4, K.White 4). Owen 49 (K.Wedding 21, K.Gregory 14, R.Dunstan 12) def Wildcats 11 (A.Langdon 7, S.Heaslip 7).

U/14 BOYS

Bulldogs 36 (M.Lawrie 22, C.Hoepner 8, J.Fitzgerald 4) def Redlegs 20 (R.Chapman 12, E.Eanderson 2, B.Brown 2). Magic 17 (K.Binka 14, C.Allen 2, K.Heaslip 1) def Strikers 8 (T.Michael 4, R.Lawless2, N.Viney 2). Owen 20 (C.Harkness 6, J.Heaslip 6, T.Gregory 4) def Boomers 8 (C.Smith 4, E.Brownlie 2, C.Selwood 2).

Titans 34 (L.Speissegger 18, J.Speissegger 7, J.Lusung 4) def Bulldogs 21 (B.Krieg 9, J.Alsop 4, W.Angel 2). Owen 44 (B.Florence 15, J.Pratt 10, J.Harkness 9) def Bullets 27 (T.Scholz 11, Z.Scholz 9, C.Arbon 4).

n kirrily White, Sharks, defends as Bulldogs’ Shari Young looks to the goal in Under 14 Girls.

WOMEN Div A

Long Plains 32 (K.Blackweell 12, C.Fiebig 12, L.Tynan 6) def Storm 23 (L.Michael 7, C.Powell 7, J.Harding 6). Opals 37 (B.Wedding 15, T.Evans 10, S.Wilson 10) def Bulldogs 19 (J.Freeman 4, T.Nicholls 4, T.Nottle 4).

Bulldogs 26 (T.Moulds 14, S.Carslake 10, J.Hoepner 2) def Eagles 11 (A.Clifford 3, E.Allen 2, B.Davey 2). Owen 29 (R.Betts 15, T.Jackson 6, C.Lane 6) def Long Plains 26 (C.McCann 10, N.McArdle 8, D.Page 8).

U/12 Mixed

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SPORT v District

Running on a high

A runner’s high! It’s the feeling that you get when the ground just seems to slip under you, you’re relaxed, full of positive emotion, using the body’s good mechanics and form. You feel as though you could run forever. I’m not saying that’s how it’s going to feel on race day, probably far from it. But during your training sessions, enjoy your running. Know that running will increase your cardiovascular fitness faster than both swimming and bike riding. You will be helping maintain your bone density as well as building up leg strength. March 4 isn’t too far away now, so let’s talk about the run leg. So you have racked your bike after the bike leg, you have rehydrated and just removed your helmet and hung it on the handle bars, you turn to run…but it feels weird. It’s going to happen, that funny feeling you get in your legs when you get off the bike and begin to run. It will go after a few hundred metres but in the mean time, take short, quick steps. During your run leg, you should be striking the ground with your mid or fore foot lightly and easily. Running in a comfortable stride, keeping your shoulders relaxed, arms at a comfort-

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Tips and hints to prepare your body for the Balaklava Swimming Pool’s Triathlon - week 3 able angle, try not to clench your fists – you will only be using up energy. In the triathlon, remember you will be running on the roads or the footpath, so do the same in training. Try not to do the bulk of your training on a treadmill, get out and run on the roads and footpath as often as possible. If you are running 5km on a treadmill, you can bet that the same distance run on the roads will be a lot harder. Running on the roads, you will have to use your own strength to drive you forward as opposed to the belt on the treadmill helping to move your leg back. Every step on a treadmill is the same, on the roads each step will be different, using many more muscles in your legs and ankles as they work

to stabilise each step. It’s only a couple of weeks until race day, so I hope you’re running the distance of your chosen race – if not a bit more. You should know what you will be wearing on race day and had a think about how you are going to tackle the transitions. You will be happy to know there will be a drink station on course that you will pass every kilometre. You don’t have to run the whole way or even any of it, walk if you like! You will see plenty of competitors doing it and I guarantee you will not be the only one. I want to encourage everybody to just have a go. If you feel that you can’t compete, we would still love you to come along and support the event. We are in need of around 40 volunteers to help with marshalling, drink stations etc. Or if you are competing and have a friend or family member that can help out on the day, please contact Ian Wilson on 8862 0029. Don’t forget to register BEFORE race day – do it now. Forms are available from Balco, Butterfield Agencies, ANZ an Balaklava Swimming pool. The completed forms can also be left at these places along with payment. Remember, “Compete and Complete” You’re a winner!

Snowtown Area School’s new sporting leaders SNOWTOWN Area School recently elected its Middle and Senior School sports captains for 2012, with (pictured in order) Louis Cummins, Kylie Harrold, Amber Warner and Jamie Scutcheon making the cut.

Funding available for country athletes

Les turns 90

n BALAKLAVA bowler, Les Braddock celebrated his 90th birthday on Saturday February 11, during the Wooroora Men’s Bowling match at Balaklava. Les, pictured in action on February 11, has been bowling for Balaklava since the early 1980’s.

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Country athletes achieving a high level in their chosen sport can now apply for State Government assistance to help them to further develop their sporting careers. Recreation and Sport Minister, Tom Kenyon says the Country Athlete Award Scheme, coordinated through the South Australian Sports Institute, is currently open for applicants who are performing at State and national levels in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports. “The award scheme provides financial grants to contribute towards the travel and accommodation costs of competition and training,” Mr Kenyon said. “Selection in a State team for a young athlete is a huge achievement, but we know that for some families, the associated costs can be a burden. “The disadvantage of distance means some country athletes have

to regularly travel vast distances to compete and continue their training. “This funding can help talented country athletes and their families to make the most of all opportunities available to them to pursue their dreams of a sporting career. “Successful recipients have included Olympic swimming medallist, Hayden Stoeckel, para equestrian, Grace Bowman and BMX rider, Brian Kirkham - all athletes currently working towards selection at this year’s London Olympics,” Mr Kenyon said. The Country Athlete Award Scheme is open for applications for athletes aged 13 to 18 years who live further than 130 kilometres from the Adelaide GPO. The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday, March 2, 2012. For further information on the Country Athlete Award Scheme visit www.recsport.sa.gov.au/ funding- scholarships/ country-athlete-award. html

n jarrEd Allmond, pictured here in action for the Woodville-West Torrens Eagles, is expected to play for Two Wells this season.

Eagles Wakey camp • From back page “On Saturday morning there will be line and structure meetings, then in the afternoon there will be two hour leadership meeting, followed by two hours of physical activities. “Players will be at the Port Wakefield Oval in the morning and win and around the township in the afternoon.” The squad is staying at the Port Wakefield Football Club, sleeping in swags or sleeping bags. Godden confirmed that the camp a Moonta in 2011 was a pivotal part of the success last year, being an even bigger component that he initially thought. On the preceding Friday night (February 24), the Eagles will have an internal trial at Thebarton Oval.

In other news at the Eagles, Two Wells footballer and 2011 premiership player, Jarred Allmond, in a surprise move has decided to walk away from the club. Despite being contracted to the Eagles until the end of 2013, it is expected he’ll play football for the Adelaide Plains Roosters during the 2012 season. “We are disappointed that a player of Jared’s quality will be unavailable to play for the club this season,” Eagles football manager Trent Hentschel said in a statement. “Although Jarred has signed a long term contract we understand his situation and the fact that it’s made it impossible for him to commit to the club in 2012.” Two Wells have put in a clearance to the Eagles for Allmond.

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SPORT v Cricket

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LEFT: Jacob Nipperess bowling, CENTRE: Brock Hamann coming into bowl against Clare Blue, and RIGHT: Harrison Veitch keeps his eye on the ball against WaterHill.

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Results of U/16 Association cricket played on February 19

Lower North vs Southern YP

Match won by: Lower North Lower North Batting T.Williams ct J.Bertoldi b B.Gutsche..... 15 Josh Butterfield Not Out........................ 31 C.McPharlin ct N.Thunig b H.Watters... 18 R.Logan Not Out................................... 12 H.Veitch..............................................DNB B.Chapman........................................DNB N.Studham.........................................DNB T.Temby..............................................DNB J.Taylor...............................................DNB C.Arbon..............................................DNB J.Butterfield........................................DNB R.Chapman........................................DNB Extras 8 Total 2/84 Southern YP Bowling Bowler O M W R N.Allen 3 0 0 10 J.Tillbrook 2 0 0 5 N.Thunig 2 0 0 13 B.Gursche 3 2 1 6 J.Luke 2 0 0 9 A.Alderhoven 2 0 0 11 J.Bertoldi 2 0 0 13 D.Gutsche 2 0 0 7 H.Watters 2 0 1 9

Southern YP Batting J.Scaife b B.Chapman............................. 15 A.Aldenhoven Run Out............................... 1 N.Thunig b C.McPharlin........................... 16 N.Allen ct N.Studham b C.McPharlin......... 3 D.Gutsche ct B.Chapman b J.Taylor.......... 6 L.Luke b H.Veitch....................................... 1 J.Bertoldi b B.Chapman............................. 6 J.Tillbrook ct & b T.Williams....................... 3 L.Luke Not Out......................................... 10 H.Waltters Not Out..................................... 0 Extras 19 Total 8/80 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Williams 4 0 1 22 J.Taylor 4 1 1 11 Josh Butterfield 4 0 0 11 C.McPharlin 4 0 2 11 R.Logan 1 0 0 9 H.Veitch 1 0 1 1 B.Chapman 2 0 1 9

20/20 – moonta

Lower North Under 16s travelled to Moonta on Sunday 19 February to compete in a Twenty Twenty competition with Southern YP and Northern YP. Lower North with only two junior cricket sides to pick from held their own against the two bigger associations. After having Northern YP 8/62, Lower North lost their first game by 36 runs. In the second game Lower North won a tight game by just 4 runs with Southern YP needing 13 off the last over. A fantastic effort by all the boys with outstanding fielding.

Lower North vs Sevenhill Sevenhill 4/71 def Lower North 10/68

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Results of A4 Grade cricket played on February 18

Gawler Central vs mallala

Mallala Batting T.Algar b L.Huges...................................... 19 J.Charnstrom ct&b B.Huges................... 9 T.Cawrse ct&b LG Kemp......................... 3 B.Martinn ct B.Heinze b L.Hughes........ 24 J.Cufone ct R.Bernardo b B.Hunt........... 1 WS.Rudd Not Out................................. 20 D.Cawrse ct B.Heinze b L.Hughes.......... 0 A.Buckley Not Out................................. 19 M.Linn.................................................DNB A.Fischer............................................DNB K.Curnow...........................................DNB Extras 18 Total 6/113 Gawler Central Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Hughes 8 3 1 15 W.Hunt 4 0 0 16 LG.Kemp 3 0 1 20 B.Heinze 3 0 0 13 L.Hughes 6 0 3 32 B.Hunt 2 0 2 11

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Results of A1 cricket played on February 18

Sevenhill vs Lower North

Match won by: Lower North Sevenhill Batting M.Harvey ct S.Rowland b S.Dykes....... 47 S.Hinrich ct R.McPharlin b S.Dykes...... 16 P.Clark ct L.Pearson b S.Rowland........... 1 R.Cole ct R.Darling b T.McPharlin......... 10 S.Pike ct S.Rowland b T.McPharlin....... 23 M.Dopson ct C.Marshall b T.McPharlin... 1 A.Stewart ct L.Pearson b R.McPharlin.... 4 N.Smith ct R.McPharlin b T.McPharlin.... 9 M.Harrold b S.Dykes................................ 6 J.Ring Not Out....................................... 15 W.Smith st L.Pearson b T.McPharlin....... 2 Extras 11 Total 10/145 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Marshall 8 2 0 25 R.Darling 6 1 0 24 S.Rowland 8 1 1 23 S.Dykes 8 0 3 35 R.McPharlin 7 0 1 13 T.McPharlin 5.5 0 5 22

Lower North Batting J.Henderson ct A.Stewart b S.Heinrich... 35 T.McPharlin Run Out (M.Harrold)................ 5 R.Darling Run Out (M.Dopson)................. 30 R.McPharlin ct M.Harrold b S.Pike.......... 40 S.Rowland Not Out.................................. 22 L.Pearson............................................. DNB C.Marshall............................................ DNB J.Mahoney............................................ DNB S.Dykes................................................ DNB R.Logan................................................ DNB T.Temby................................................ DNB Extras 21 Total 4/153 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R S.Pike 7.4 1 1 36 M.Dopson 4 0 0 20 R.Cole 4 1 0 17 M.Harrold 5 2 0 23 S.Heinrich 5 2 1 19 W.Smith 4 0 0 23

Results of A1 cricket played on February 18

Long Plains vs Auburn/Mintaro

Roger Logan batting.

Results of Grade B cricket played on February 118

Match won by mallala Gawler Central Batting L.Huges b T.Algar.................................... 29 B.Heinze b A.Fischer............................... 10 LG.Kemp b T.Algar.................................... 6 B.Huges b A.Fischer................................. 0 B.Myles b A.Fischer.................................. 0 M.Elliott Not Out...................................... 19 C.James b T.Algar..................................... 0 B.Hunt ct&b WS Rudd............................ 11 W.Hunt ct&b M.Linn................................ 16 A.Muller b J.Cufone................................... 1 R.Bernardo ct&b J.Cufone........................ 0 Extras 9 Total 10/103 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Buckley 4 1 0 14 A.Fischer 6 2 3 18 T.Algar 6 1 3 15 J.Charnstrom 4 1 0 13 M.Linn 6 0 1 24 WS.Rudd 5 2 1 9 J.Cufone 1 1 2 0

U16 cricket

Cricket Gilbert Valley

A1: Gilbert Valley 192 v South Gawler 1/51. GV: M Hosking 64, K Vandeleur 38, Z Hier 33 no, T Smith 25. SG: D Golder 5/53, M Sims 3/47 A3: Gilbert Valley 0/15 v Lyndoch 142. Lyn: R Koch 59 no, T Marshall 17, W Aylett 15. GV: S Goodfellow 4/19, M Kooyman 2/33, L Slok 2/37, L Molineux 1/7, H Behn 1/17. A5: Lights Pass 3/228 defeated Gilbert Valley 119. LP: M Gallasch 3/228, B Matthews 47, A Hoffmann 37, T Rowbottom 30. GV: N Busch 1/21, T Reichelt 1/32, P Allchurch 1/40. GV: P Allchurch 50 no, C Busch 24, T Reichelt 14, R McInerney 14. LP: A Hoffmann 3/28, K Schutz 2/37, T Rowbottom 2/37 Twenty 20 games played agains’t Auburn/Mintaro 19/2/12. A grade: Gilbert Valley 8/137 defeated Auburn/Mintaro 7/111. GV: Z Hier 30, Josh Vater 25, M Hosking 22, J Vandeleur 17. AM: M Prince 2.14, J Sandow 1/13, J Mcgregor 1/13. AM: M Norman 27, K Allen 27. GV: T Vater 1/14, Z Hier 1/14, J Connell 1/16. B Grade: Gilbert Valley 9/158 defeated Auburn Mintaro 5/125. GV: T Reichelt 44, P Callery 42, A Busch 21 no, l Reichelt 15 N.O. AM: D Busch 5/15, P Allchurch 2/11 AM: B Schutz 44, P Allchurch 32, K Parish 25. GV: L Molineux 2/8, Jack Vater 1/9, L Reichelt 1/12.

Match won by: Long Plains Long Plains Batting M.Trussell ct Barton b L.Tassel............... 8 R.Bushell b Prince................................. 47 B.Shimmin ct Sandow b M.Norman...... 43 H.Pym ct Tassell b M.Norman............... 35 A.Fleming lbw M.Prince.......................... 5 S.McArdle b B.Sandow......................... 29 K.Daniel lbw b B.Barton.......................... 4 C.McIntyre b S.Williams b B.Barton........ 0 T.Daniel lbw B.Barton.............................. 1 K.Gameau Not Out.................................. 3 J.East ct C.Grace b B.Barton.................. 1 Extras 18 Total 10/196 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Tassell 3 0 1 10 T.Julyan 5 0 0 11 C.Grace 4 0 0 26 B.Barton 8.1 0 4 37 M.Prince 9 0 2 27 B.Sandow 5 0 1 24 J.McGregor 4 0 0 23 M.Norman 5 0 2 29

Auburn/Mintaro Batting K.Allen ct A.Flemings b S.McArdle.......... 11 J.McGregor b J.East................................ 10 M.Norman ct&b M.Trussell....................... 16 B.Barton ct H.Pym b J.East....................... 5 B.Sandow ct H.Pym b M.Trussel............... 4 J.Curtis Run Out....................................... 25 C.Grace ct H.Pym b S.McArdle............... 32 M.Price lbw A. Flemming......................... 20 T.Julyan ct C.McIntyre b J.East.................. 8 L.Tassel ct K.Gameau b J.East.................. 0 S.Williams Not Out..................................... 1 Extras 19 Total 10/151 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Daniel 3 1 0 12 S.McArdle 9 3 2 23 A.Flemming 5.5 0 1 23 M.Trussell 9 0 2 24 J.East 7 1 4 23 H.Pym 2 0 0 18 K.Gameau 4 0 0 25

Results of U/16 Association cricket played on February 19

Lower North vs Northern YP

Match won by: Northern YP Lower North Batting T.William Run Out J.Westbrook............. 23 C.McPharlin ct M.Brockman b H.Cowell.17 J.Butterfield b J.Westbrook..................... 5 R.Logan ct C.Hewett b H.Cowell............ 3 H.Veitch ct C.Blyth b C.Hewett............... 0 B.Chapman Not Out.............................. 22 N.Studham Run Out................................ 1 T.Temby ct L.Harrop b C.Blythe.............. 4 J.Taylor Not Out....................................... 8 C.Arbon..............................................DNB Jacob Butterfield................................DNB R.Chapman........................................DNB Extras 11 Total 7/94 Northern YP Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Westlake 1 0 0 9 M.Brockman 2 0 0 18 BN.Colliver 3 0 0 11 H.Crowell 4 0 2 16 J.Westbrook 3 1 1 2 C.Hewett 2 0 1 19 C.Blythe 2 0 1 5 L.Harrop 2 0 0 10 J.Ritter 1 0 0 3

Northern YP Batting H.Crowell ct B.Chapman b T.Williams...... 23 J.Westbrook ct T.Williams b J.Taylor.......... 3 R.Westlake b J.Taylor................................. 0 D.Aldridge b T.Williams.............................. 7 C.Blythe lwb T.Williams.............................. 0 L.Harrop ct H.Veitch b T.Williams............. 13 J.Ritter Run Out T.Williams......................... 2 M.Brockman Run Out C.McPharlin............ 7 C.Hewett Run Out B.Chapman................ 14 L.Larwood Not Out................................... 37 S.Rose Not Out........................................ 12 Extras 12 Total 9/130 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Butterfield 4 0 0 20 J.Taylor 4 0 2 8 C.McPharlin 4 0 0 34 T.Williams 4 0 4 22 H.Veitch 2 0 0 29 R.Logan 1 0 0 6 C.Arbon 1 0 0 8

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Local past presidents too strong for Metro

Past presidents from the Metro Branch of the Bowls Past Presidents Association travelled to Two Wells on February 13, to play the annual match against the Lower North Branch. With a 36-strong side, Lower North won the day and retained the trophy. Two Wells Bowling Club was an excel-

lent host. Successful players in the card draw were Bruce Thomas (Clare), Helen March (Mallala), Vern Atyeo (Gawler), and Ian Rohde (Tarlee). The next, and final game for the season will be played at Gumeracha, against Lower Murray Branch, on Monday March 19, and this will be followed by an AGM.

PICTURED: David Plunkett and Winston Ellis, Metro, with Graeme Gameau and Peter Buckley, Lower North.

Bowls north eastern

North Eastern mid week results from February 15. Brinkworth 51 (9) v Clare Green 33 (1) R Martin 22, P Errey 22, P McLaurin 29, R Wurst 11. Blyth 45 (10) v Clare Blue 30 (0) J Bradbury 27, L Ackland 14, L Mader 18, T Sims 16. Clare Red 34 (8) v Snowtown 32 (2) R Howes 12, R Brand 17, R Jarman 22, K Nolan 15. Balaklava 39 (9) v Spalding 20 (1) G Heffernan 28 ,G Goodridge 9, T Jones 11, G Blaser 11. Burra 50 (10) v Clare White 23 (0) C Boston 31, D Goss 6, R Taylor 19, B Sims 17. PREMIERSHIP TABLE Pts For Agst % Burra 155 796 499 61.47 Clare Red 128 683 558 55.04 Blyth 99 605 547 52.52 Snowtown 94 592 587 50.21 Spalding 92 556 606 47.85 Clare Blue 84 614 656 48.35 Clare Green 79 607 644 48.52 Clare White 60 540 639 45.80 Brinkworth 57 515 709 42.08 Balaklava 52 579 642 47.42 February 22 fixtures: Clare Red v Clare White, Brinkworth v Clare Blue, Balaklava v Snowtown, Blyth v Spalding, Clare Green v Burra.

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Sides for Saturday February 25. Division 1: Balaklava Green v Hamley Bridge to be played at Balaklava. R Barr, G Chapman, O Chapman, D Lamond (sk). E Cunningham, J Milton, J Bastian, M Olsen (sk). R Hillman, J Roberts, G Hefferman, C Cowan (sk). Balaklava Gold v Owen to be played at Owen, cars leaders. K Cottle, A Northcott, B Olsen, T Clifford (sk). Z Guy, N Olsen, J Olsen, P Thompson (sk). B Philp, G Palmer, A Chivell, S Hawke (sk). Division 2: Balaklava Blue v Balaklava Red to be played at Balaklava. D Anderson, P Ramm, K Carford, P McPharlin (sk). L Bradock, P Meyers, C Welke, C Stewart (sk). H Hebisch, C Haasbroek, R McDonald, K Harkness (sk). Balaklava Red v Balaklava Blue to be played at Balaklava. R May, L Zerk, B Moffat, C Milton (sk). R Greenshields, N Sampson, N Veitch, T Jones (sk). A Barr, M Hillman, D Beare, L Day (sk). Division 1: Owen v Balaklava Gold to be played at Owen. D Hartwell, I Freebairn, G Harkness, B Parker (sk). G Marshman, B Harkness, P Freebairn, N Harkness (sk). D

Greer, G Ince, G Bubner, T Harkness (sk). Division 2: Owen V Hamley Bridge to be played at Hamley Bridge, cars A Tiller, D Lauricella, L Hean to depart 12.45pm. A Tiller, B Freebairn, K Warnes, P Sullivan (sk). D Brown, D Lauricella, L Beaty, L Hean (sk). J Harkness, M Miles, R Hill, R Uppill (sk).

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Results from February 15. Snowtown 32 (Freebairn 4, Clark 11, P Schupelius 9, Bolvig 8) d Balaklava 18 (Sutton 6, Hilzinger 2, D Williams 3, N Williams 7). Wallaroo Blue 28 ( R Walker 6, M Walker 8, Kennett 5, Miller 9) d Wallaroo White 6 (Skinner 2, Fuss 0, Davies 2, Hendy 2). At Moonta: Pt Wakefield 36 (McWaters 7, Lipsett 9, Algie 11, Simpson 9) d Moonta Green 19 (Hatcher 2, Donaldosn 4, Bennett 10, Lamshed 3). Kadina Blue 20 recieved a forfeit from Moonta Brown 0. Kadina White had a bye. This is the end of the second round... progressive scores are: Wallaroo Blue 30/61/453 Pt Wakefield 29/55/536 Moonta Green 24/46/476 Snowtown 22/43/520 Kadina Blue 22/42/449 Kadina White 11/22/348 Wallaroo White 10/20/322 Moonta Brown 7/20/346 Balaklava 7/15/316

Golf Balaklava men

The dreaded Par competition is a true test of the brave. In last weekend’s case, 25 such braves, with the best bellow of bravado brayed by Jim Breuer, claiming top dibs among the A Grade with a score of +1, besting Ian Michael on a count back. Mark Loy drifted nonchalantly into 3rd spot with a score of square. Shape-shifting among the adjacent shadows were M Hameister (-3), Bert Pierce (-3), M Smith (-3), R Hart (-4), G McKenzie (-4), T Michael (-4), W Nagle (-5), W Goudie (-7) and L Durdin (-8). In the more quotidian struggles of the B Grade, the day belonged to our house scouser, Bill “B Double” Berry who stormed home grinning with +6. His nemesis, the redoubtable Dalek who is Dean Trickett (+1), wheeled home in second place, while ever-determined John Michael (-2) showed the young punks just how the game should be played. Those errant sprouts

were D Rodgers (-3), D Goudie (-4) and A Henstridge (-4). Mike Hahesy simply carpet-bombed the C Graders into oblivion with an overall top score of +7, leaving the ever-menacing Malcolm Liptrot (+1) to secure 2nd, placing and the fair maiden Tanya Matz 3rd. This left Moya Hayes in 4th, and the cautiously confident Chris Hahesy in 5th. Demon hospitality hero Peter Friedrichs quietly gave many much to muse over by slipping in his 3rd card for a handicap. Jim Breuer achieved the day’s sole Birdie at the 3rd, but delayed his Nearest The Pin until the 10th so that Mike Hahesy could become a golf ball richer thanks to his hairy heroics on the 3rd. Ian Michael nipped into and out of the limelight with his NTP at the 15th and Bert Pierce put his hand up at the 17th. This was also a day when we counted our putts, but John Michael, that short game genius, beat us all with just 23. Mike Hahesy got the full whack of 6. Golfer of the Summer Points: Bill Berry 5, Jim Breuer 4, Ian Michael 3, Dean Trickett 2 and the rest of we spotty Herbets, one each. This weekend we’ll stump up for a steamy Stableford, that is if Rob Lawson can get out there and start us off and Mark “Snowy” Loy can squeeze his vast bulk behind the bar and retain some freedom of movement so we can all enjoy a bevvy.

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A group of 14 players took to the fairways on Wednesday February 15, with John Curnow winning the day with 56, Austin Henstridge 55, Rick Campbell 47, Dene Newton 46 CB, Bill Berry 46, Brian Stewart 45 CB, Bill Goudie 45 CB, Joan Anderson 45, Dennis Goudie 44, Barrie Thompson 42, Merv Hameister 40 CB, Dean Trickett 40, Greg Sonntag 38 and Moya Hayes 29. Birdies: John Curnow hole 9 and Austin Henstridge hole 17. NTP: Merv Hameister hole 3.

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In a field of 28, Gary Woods won Thursday’s Stableford competition with 39 points. Big hitting Lance Hatcher and former B Grade championship winner, Roen Cameron managed 2nd and 3rd places in a 4-way countback from Bob Hillier and Warren Isgar, all with 38 points. Other scores: George Dahlitz, Barry Schwartz, Wally Jackson, Roger Hahn 37 Bob Charman, Shirley Noble, Barry Causby 36 Ron Collins 35 Ian Ferguson 34. Birdies Roger Hahn 2 Bob Hillier 17 Nearest to the Pins Ian Ferguson 9 Gary Woods 12. Only 16 players competed in a 3 stick Stableford Round on Saturday. However, Steve Howe didnt appear to be affected by only being allowed to use three sticks,

scoring 38 points while George Dahlitz wasnt impeded to much either, scoring 37 to grab 2nd spot from Wim Van Pelt 36. Other scores: Noel Stringer 35 Barry schwartz 32, Doug Cooper 31 John Mitchell 30 Errol Branson 29 Helen Bell 27 Shirley Noble 26 Bob Charman 20. Birdies: Barry schwartz 3 Steve Howe 1 John Mitchell 18 Wim Van Pelt 11.

Tennis LOWER NORTH JUNIORS

DIVISION 1 Balaklava Green 4-30 d Long Plains 2-17. Doubles: Michael/ Cmrlec d Sharer/R.Curnow 6-2, Heaslip/ VanKleef d N.Curnow/Daniel 6-2. Singles: Ben Michael lost to Corey Sharer 1-6, Kate Cmrlec d Nick Curnow 6-1, Ben Heaslip lost to Riley Curnow 5-6, Sam VanKleef d Amy Daniel 6-0. Balaklava White 5-32 d Hamley Bridge 1-21. Doubles: L Williams/Michael d C Humphrys/Bell 6-5, A Williams/Freebairn lost to Raether/A Humphrys 2-6. Singles: Luke Williams d Claire Humphrys 6-0, Dillon Michael d Tristan Bell 6-2, Ashleigh Williams d Leon Raether 6-5, Gemma Freebairn d Amy Humphrys 6-3. Mallala Black 5-34 d Balaklava Gold 1-17. Doubles: Watson/Graham d Michael/ Freebairn 6-2, Jarmyn/Wilson lost to Scholz/Greenshields 4-6. Singles: Josh Watson d Callum Michael 6-3, Trent Graham d Brett Freebairn 6-0, Laura Jarmyn d Zac Scholz 6-5, Brooke Wilson d Natasha Greenshields 6-1. Owen 5-33 d Mallala White 1-12. Doubles: Robinson/Fry d D Howard/Jenkin 6-1, McBride/Harkness d C Howard/Dunstan 6-3. Singles: Kieren Robinson d Douglas Howard 6-0, Charles Fry d Mark Jenkin 6-1, Jason McBride d Rachel Dunstan 6-1, Brayden Harkness lost to Clare Howard 3-6. DIVISION 2: Balaklava Green 3-28 d Two Wells 2 3-23. Doubles: White/Lane d Eastman/T Briscoe 6-1, Selleck/Michael lost to M Briscoe/Foubister 4-6. Singles: Tenneal White d Tarsha Briscoe 6-1, Tom Lane d Natisha Eastman 6-3, Kristy Selleck lost to Macey Briscoe 4-6, Toby Michael lost to Chelsea Foubister 2-.6 Owen 4-32 d Hamley Bridge 2-23. Doubles: Pratt/Parker d Sellars/McCabe 6-3, Lane/Harkness lost to M Langtry/ Powell 5-6. Singles: Jarrod Pratt d Amy McCabe 6-3, Sophie Parker lost to Mia Langtry 3-6, Riley Lane d Beth Packer 6-3, Jake Harkness d Tyler Powell 6-2. Two Wells 1 6-36 d Balaklava Gold 0-16. Doubles: Gameau/Humphrys d Seminutin/Scholz 6-3, Tapscott/Musolino d Heaslip/Renshaw 6-3. Singles: James Gameau d Mitchell Seminutin 6-3, Jamie Humphrys d Todd Scholz 6-2, Angus Tap-

scott d Sarah Heaslip 6-1, Caitlin Musolino d Syjourn Renshaw 6-4. Mallala 3-28 d Long Plains 3-28. Doubles: J Furst/G Furst lost to H Hosking/J Daniel 4-6, Howard/Cocks lost to M Hosking/Barr 4-6. Singles: Jackson Furst lost to Harry Hosking 2-6, Georgia Furst d Jessica Daniel 6-4, Alex Howard d Mary Hosking 6-1, Brayden Cocks d Angie Barr 6-5. DIVISION 3: Balaklava Green 6-36 d Two Wells 2 0-12. Doubles: T Lamond/ Clifford d J Tapscott/Foubister 6-1, Lane/C Lamond d Boyd/A Tapscott 6-4. Singles: Tyson Lamond d Jack Tapscott 6-0, Aaron Clifford d Jake Foubister 6-3, Tommy Woodroofe d Kobe Boyd 6-4, Emma Lane d Airlie Tapscott 6-0. Balaklava Gold 4-29 d Two Wells 1 2-22. Doubles: West/White d Lawson/ Chua 6-2, Allen/Freebairn lost to Turner/ Dart 2-6. Singles: Billy West d Cassandra Lawson 6-0, Kirrily White d Martina Chua 6-4, LoriAllen d Lauren Turner 6-4, Matthew Freebairn lost to Zoe Dart 3-6. Owen 6-36 d Mallala 0-10. Doubles: Lloyd/Burman d G Bakker/K Matters 6-2, J Heaslip/M Heaslip d M Bakker/R Matters 6-1. Singles: Kaitlyn Lloyd d Gabrielle Bakker 6-2, Lisa Burman d Kimberly Matters 6-1, Jack Heaslip d Madeleine Bakker 6-2, Max Heaslip d Rachel Matters 6-2. Hamley Bridge d Long Plains on forfeit. Division 1 Points % Owen 22 90.91 Mallala Black 20 69.70 Balaklava White 14 51.52 Balaklava Silver 11 55.36 Balaklava Green 9 44.64 Balaklava Gold 9 43.94 Mallala White 7 38.71 Long Plains 3 34.85 Hamley Bridge 1 14.29 Division 2 Points % Owen 20 65.71 Two Wells 1 17 64.06 Balaklava Gold 16 60.29 Hamley Bridge 15 55.71 Balaklava Green 13 51.39 Long Plains 7 36.11 Mallala 5 37.50 Two Wells 2 3 30.88

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A Grade: Balaklava 18/130 def Long Plains 6/71. Ladies Singles: Pauline Hill lost to Leah Tynan 5-7, Shaz Pike lost to Karen Tynan 5-7, Shelley Lamond def Shelley Crosbie 6-2, Kate Cmrlec def Clare Howard 6-2, Terissa Smart def Kirsty Sammons 6-4, Hannah Hoepner def Amy Daniel 6-3. Mens Singles: Rick Lamond def James Rundle 7-5, Jonathon Brice def Peter Pym 6-2, Andrew Michael def Ben Pym 6-3, Scott McDonald def Corey Sharer 6-0, Andrew Lane def Paul Sharer 6-0, Douglas Howard lost to Riley Curnow 3-6.

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• Madeline Zweck, of Blyth and Josh Earle, of Clare - both born on February 29 and only able to celebrate their actual birthdays every four years - were delighted that a Leap Year Birthday party would be held for all leap year babies in the Mid North district.

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• Two quilts crafted and designed by Whitwarta’s Fay Angel were chosen to sail on the tall ships as they made their way around the coast as part of Encounter 2002 bicentenary celebrations.

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• Former Tarlee Primary School student, Louise Voskulen won the ‘over 10’ section of the Doubleday book club competition (Australiawide), with her drawing of a scene from the book, Boris and Borsch. COMMUNITY

Diary& • Feb 26: Balaklava Junior Tennis Tournament. • Mar 2: World Day of Prayer; Mallala Anglican Church 10am, Two Wells Anglican Church 7.30pm; Balaklava Anglican Chuch 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!

Oval opening commemorated Balaklava history Heritage Highlights

On September 18 1965, Balaklava Primary School’s oval was officially “opened” and the classes presented items. This is a copy of the Grade III item, which included some re-enactment: Explorers and Early Founders of Balaklava. When Captain Matthew Flinders sailed up the Gulf of St. Vincent he named the Hummocks mountain range not far from Balaklava. A plaque as a memorial to his explorations, erected at Port Wakefield, says he was there on March 13th, 1802. The River Wakefield was discovered by Mr. John Hill in 1838. It was so named after Edward Gibbon Wakefield, whose theories were so valuable to the colonisation of South Australia. Thomas Burr returned in 1840 with Mr. Hill, and the two explorers journeyed overland from a point nine miles south of Port Riley to Adelaide. This trip took them in the vi-

in Balaklava, in 1851. In 1848 the Bowman brothers applied for an occupational licence for pastoral activities on the Wakefield and Light Rivers. The run which extended to the Hummocks was called Werocata. The homestead built by the Bowmans is now occupied by the Wilson family. (Emma Wilson is today representing Mrs. Bowman). The severe drought of 1860 caused the Bowmans to sell the property. The railway town of Bowmans commemorates the name of these early pioneers. The name Balaklava commemorates a famous battle of the Crimean War, fought on October 25th 1854. A plaque was placed on the local Institute to celebrate the centenary of the war. The name was first applied to the Hundred of Balaklava in 1856, the year in which the Treaty of Paris brought the Crimean War to a close. One of the soldiers with Florence Nightingale is carrying a

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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

march 4 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 Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor ..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Nantawarra.................. 9.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

march 7 LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 7.30pm march 11

A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am Hamley Bridge...........6.00pm anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge......... 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava............Mass 9.00am Pt Wakefield..... Mass 10.30am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........... 9.15am Windsor .................... 11.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Lochiel.........................5.00pm Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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NEWS v District

Free farm soil tests

DISTRICT POLICE NEWS

Landholders are being offered free soil testing and interpretation in an effort to avoid irreversible soil acidity and other damage that can reduce agricultural production and affect the health of grazing animals. Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board is offering landholders free comprehensive soil tests which include soil acidity, as well as any nutrient deficiencies. Parts of the District Council of Mallala area fall within the AMLRNRM service area. • For more details, visit www.amlrnrm.sa.gov.au.

Put the finger on crime, call

CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 n CALL 131 444 outside business hours or 000 in an emergency

Man will face driving charges

Pet Care

SENATOR David Fawcett and Shadow parliamentary secretary for regional health, Dr Andrew Laming, at the Clare forum.

With Balaklava Veterinary Service. Ph 8862 2088

Local health check

Indoor pets can cause problems

FEDERAL Liberal senator, David Fawcett, hosted a regional health forum in Clare on Monday. Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health Services and Indigenous Health, Dr Andrew Laming, also attended the forum. Mr Fawcett said the forum was an important policy-building tool. “As the alternative government for Australia, it’s important the Coalition develops policy that meets the needs of Australians so these forums are the perfect way to engage with the community,” he said.

The days of pets living outside are over with over 90 per cent of South Australian residents giving their furry friends free rein of the house, according to research by SGIC. Dogs and cats are definitely best friends to many, but according to Tracy Woodley from SGIC, it seems most people prefer to keep their pets indoors some or most of the time – potentially putting their pets and belongings at risk. “We’ve seen unfortunate cases where a pet’s foot has broken from a door opening on it or where a dog has tugged on the power cord of an expensive plasma TV and pulled it off its stand,” she said. The insurer also warned pet owners to be extra vigilant to help reduce the likelihood of injury to their pets while they’re indoors.

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• BETWEEN February 13 and 14, a container was broken into at a construction site on Old Dublin Road, Mallala, by jemmying the container lock off. Tools were stolen.

TWO WELLS

• A VEHICLE was stolen between February 14 and 16 on Hayman Road, Two Wells. It was later found burnt out.TWO counts of assault were reported on Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells on February 14.

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• A 16-year-old youth from Balaklava was arrested for allegedly failing to wear a helmet and riding a bicycle without lights on Harris Street, Balaklava on Sunday. He was later bailed and is to appear before the Youth Court at a later date.

PORT WAKEFIELD

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YORKE PENINSULA DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny. Wind south to southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h, reaching 35 km/h at times. Thursday: Sunny. Wind south to southeasterly averaging 15 to 30 km/h. Friday: Sunny. Wind northeast to southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly during the afternoon. MOUNT LOFTY RANGES DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny. Wind south to southeasterly averaging 15 to 30 km/h. Thursday: Sunny. Wind southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southeasterly up to 35 km/h during the afternoon. Friday: Sunny morning. Isolated showers near the Barossa Valley in the afternoon and evening. Wind southeasterly averaging 15 to 25 km/h. GULF ST VINCENT Wednesday: Winds: South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to southwest to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots from midday. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell: Below 0.5 metres. Thursday: Winds: East to southeasterly 5 to 15 knots. Afternoon and early evening sea breezes 10 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre rising to 1 to 1.5 metres during afternoon and evening. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.

• AS a result of follow up enquiries into a recent vehicle accident, a 23-year-old Balaklava man was reported by Port Wakefield Police on Thursday. The man was reported as a result of a blood test for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol with an alleged reading of 0.122 and aggravated driving without due care. The man had his driver’s licence disqualified for six months and will appear in court at a later date.

Police target stock theft “Operation Poach” has been launched by police in an effort to reduce stock theft. From July 1 to September 30, 2011, South Australian police received 50 reports of livestock theft, with 21 incidents in the northern operations area. Police believe the increase is linked to the exceptionally high prices for stock, with thieves predominately targeting sheep because they are easier to transport than cattle. Stolen stock was valued at $500,000. • Tips on preventing stock theft and enhancing the prospects of recovering stolen livestock can be obtained from local police stations or www.policesa.gov.au.

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Outlook: Showers and thunderstorms moving southeast over remaining central and eastern districts before clearing late in the weekend. A fresh southwesterly change moving over the State late in the period will result in isolated showers or patchy rain moving over the western and agricultural areas on Monday. MID NORTH DISTRICT FORECAST Wednesday: Sunny. Wind east to southeasterly averaging 15 to 20 km/h tending south to southeasterly by early evening. Thursday: Sunny. Wind east to southeasterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h. Friday: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers from the morning. Isolated thunderstorms in the north. Wind east to southeasterly averaging 10 to 20 km/h tending east to northeasterly up to 25 km/h during the morning.

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WARNINGS Information at www.bom.gov.au/weather or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE Wednesday: Isolated afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms over the Northeast Pastoral and Flinders districts. Mild to warm in the south, hot inland. Generally light to moderate south to southeasterly wind. Thursday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms over the northeast. Warm to hot with light to moderate southeast to northeast wind and afternoon sea breezes. Friday: Showers and thunderstorms over the Northeast Pastoral, extending southwards over the Flinders, Mid North and Riverland districts during the day. Generally hot with moderate to fresh northeasterly wind and light to moderate afternoon sea breezes.

WEDNESDAY

Australia’s leading hay exporter

WEATHER FORECAST

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Friday

• POLICE arrested and charged an 18-year-old man from Lewiston with two counts of causing serious harm by dangerous driving following a crash at Glanville on Saturday morning. Police alleged the man was the driver of a utility travelling on Carlisle Street when he crashed into a stobie pole about 4.35am A passenger, who was in the tray-top at the time of the crash, was ejected from the car and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The front passenger sustained minor injuries and the driver was uninjured. The man was released on police bail and is expected to appear in Port Adelaide Magistrates court on March 28.

• A TRACTOR was reported stolen from a property on Mudla Wirra Road, Roseworthy between February 13 and 14.

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“Sustainable health services in rural and regional areas is a key issue for South Australia. “Often, policy is developed on the east coast and does not take into account South Australian considerations. “The forums provide the SA community with the opportunity to put forward their views regarding what they would like to see happen within government to support rural health professionals, and what changes can be made to ensure health care in rural communities remains sustainable.”

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adopt a-pet

INFORMATION

Week Month Monthly This year Last year to date average to date to date

Auburn 10.4 Balaklava 0.6 6.4 Blyth 5.2 Clare 0.2 11.2 Hamley Bridge 0.2 17.2 Hoyleton 7.2 Mallala 14.8 Marrabel 1 9.4 Owen 11.0 Port Wakefield 2.4 Riverton 1 18.2 Roseworthy 0 6.2 Saddleworth 1 10.2 Snowtown 0 1.0 Two Wells 10.4

23.7 18.8 20.0 21.1 20.0 18.5 18.4 20.6 23.6 19.1 20.4 17.9 20.2 13.2 16.5

33.2 17.4 26.4 35.4 36.2 14.0 47.8 15.4 27.4 13.2 28.8

77.9 na 77.0 66.6 48.0 65.0 na 58.2 50.6 52.8 52.8 50.2 58.2 66.0 61.4

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Balaklava

Contact Shayn 8862 1222

n My name is MISA a three year old female domestic short haired ginger cat. Please come to see me and take me home with you. I’m desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and health checked – and

94 Old Pt Wakefield Rd, Two Wells SA 5501 Ph: 8520 3600

I am only $75. Come and see me at ANIMAL WELFARE LEAGUE, 1-19 Cormack Rd, Wingfield. Adoption opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 3pm. PHONE 83481 300. www.awlsa.com.au

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Clearing Sale

Huge garage/barn clearing sale. Saturday February 25 & Sunday February 26. Too many items to mention. 2km north of Wild Horse Plains on Port Wakefield Road. Gates open 9am. Signs out.

For rent

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.

For Sale

14FT Windsor family caravan. New reverse cycle air conditioning, near new full annexe, electric breaks, good condition, $5,500, reg no. YEN 552. Ph 0407 329 547.

15Ft Spaceland Caravan, excellent condition, generator, full annexe, LED TV, microwave, air cooler and lots of extras, $9,200 o.n.o. Phone 8862 1612 or 0408 843 592. 1968 TJ Bedford Truck. 15ft, 9 ton tray, no rust, still running. Good restoration project, reg no RHM 495, $2,000 o.n.o. All reasonable offers considered. XF Falcon 84 S Pack, 4.1 litre, 4 speed, registered till May, excellent condition, ideal for restoration project, best offer accepted, reg no. VBS 401. WB Holden Ute 84, 6 cylinder 4 speed, new carbi and tourney cover, straight body, reg no UHM 690, $1,800 o.n.o. Phone Colin 0458 038 207.

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. $7,200 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.

Farm Shed 15m x 27m x 5m (50’ x 90’ x 16’8) with 2 large openings $28,900 ono Ph 1300 559 668 Firewood $190 per tonne, free delivery or pick up Balaklava or as arranged. Mixed gum. Phone 0447 079 388 or 0428 811 874.

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. Ph 0412 887 040.

Firewood - mixed gum and mallee $200 per tonne. Free delivery in local area. Phone 0458 799 577. 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. Ph 0432 086 169. Riverton - Must sell. Open inspection Sunday February 26, 4pm. 55 Torrens Road, Riverton (51 km’s from Gawler a few km’s from Clare Valley) offer’s around $210,000. 1870 stone cottage on 1,000 m2 near facilities. Phone 0448 497 788.

Scorpion pure sine wave 1000 W 240v 50hz 12v DC generator, $200. Phone 0418 824 993.

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.

For Sale

Trailers - All new 7x4 $1,200. All new 8x5 $1,500. All new 8x5 tandem $2,500. Phone 0438 807 864.

Garage Sale

Saturday February 22, near corner of Hill and Yorsdale Street, Balaklava. 8am - 2pm. TV, DVD’s, air hockey table, sports gear, clothing, photographs. Look for balloons.

GARAGE SALE - Sunday February 26 @ 9-5pm - 2341 Redbanks Road, (Main Rd to Gawler). Lounge Suite, QB Suite, TV, Waeco Car fridge, Rola Roof Bars, 4WD accessories, 4 Burner Gas BBQ, Davey Pump, Hand Tools, Blacksmith tools, Fish Tank, Dual Battery isolater/ breaker, Alumin. window, kitchen appliances, crafts, baby/kids toys, manchester, clothes and lots more. Come grab yourself a bargain!

Public Notice

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

Wanted to Buy

Always buying antique china, glass, silver items, old comics, toys, pedal cars, lamps, bakelite radio, military, railway, motoring items, books, manuals, oil bottles, old tins, enamel signs, petrol bowser, rabbit and dingo traps, cow bells, plough seats, seed drill ends, tools, shed items. Estates, single items, collections. Phone good cash paid - Rob 8846 4079.

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

Work Wanted

Gardening and or cleaning jobs. 2 days per week. Driving job. 2 days per week. Have HR licence. Contact Colin 0458 038 207.

50th Wedding

GOLDNEY - DIETMAN. Ian and Collette married February 24, 1962 by Rev. O.G. Edwards in the Balaklava Methodist Church. We celebrate 50 happy years together.

Goldney - Ian and Collette married on February 24, 1962. Congratulations on a wonderful 50 years of marriage. May God bless you both with many more. All our love and best wishes John and Debra, Richard and Carolyn, Craig and Debbie and grandchildren.

You Belong! You Fit! You Count!

Term 1: Thursday Feb 23, Mar 8 & 22

at Balaklava Uniting Church Hall (Edith Terrace, Balaklava)

80th Birthday

Verner - Judith. Happy Birthday Mum for Sunday February 26. Love Irene, Wendy, Andrew, Richard and families.

Death

Hamdorf - Eric Edward (Guv). Passed away peacefully at Barunga Village February 16, 2012. Aged 73 years. Father of Anne-Marie and Rob, Carolynne and Rudy, Suzanne and Tony, David and Kelly, Joanne and Glen, Bernice, mother of his children. Grandfather to all his grand and great grand children. Guv’s Funeral Service will be conducted entirely in the Lochiel Hall, Lochiel on Saturday Feb 25 at 2pm. Durdin Funerals 8862 2101 Balaklava AFDA Member

Ruiz - Rafael (Barney). Passed away suddenly on February 17, 2012. Aged 55 years. Special and much loved husband of Julie. Loved and loving father and father-inlaw of Dolly and Jeff, Dylan and Amanda, Kane and Kristina, Chad, and Aliesha. Cherished and adored Pop to all his grandchildren. Now at peace. I will love you always and will never stop loving you. Julie xxxx Please refer to future editions of The Advertiser for funeral details. Durdin Funerals 8862 2101 Balaklava AFDA Member

Ruiz - Barney. In memory of our “Buddy” friend and workmate Raphael “Barney” Ruiz. He loved to chat about those he loved and the memories he held dear, and so we remember him with fondness and we express our sympathy and love to his family. From the McPharlin family. Ruiz - Barney. Our deepest sympathies to the Ruiz family on the sudden and tragic loss of a great supporter of our clubs. Who will oversee Boss & Andy Cleary at Thursday night tea? He will be missed by everyone at BFNC. Rest in Peace. Balaklava Football and Netball Clubs.

Engagement

WATSON - Burnett. Congratulations Michelle and Colin on your engagement. Love and best wishes from Mary and Barry, Gayle and Treven and families.

In Memoriam

Hudson - Trevor James 22/02/2006. A little corner in our hearts is set aside for you as long as life and memory last. We will remember you always Rosalie and families.

Schubert - Karl Benjamin “Reggie” 24/09/1976 to 23/02/2007. 5 years of missing you. We think of you every day. In our hearts you will always stay. Lovingly remember by all his family.

Valentine’s Day

Gowland - Peter and James also Grandsons Mark, Michael, Jacob, along with Grandpa Peter (in heaven). Everyone of you have a unconditional place of so much love and respect, in my heart not just on this special day, my handsome gifts, but everyday of my life. Love you heaps always Nanna Gowland xxxxxx.

Thank you

ThankYou - I would like to thank the Balaklava Bowling Club and all those who were responsible for making my 90th Birthday so memorable. Also thank you for the lovely cards and messages. Les Bradock.

Young - Trevor Allen. Glenys, Sharon, Brett and Paul and families would like to thank everyone for their help, support and prayers during the sudden passing of our loved husband, father, father-in-law and pa. Your attendance at the funeral service was overwhelming. Your floral tributes, cards, messages and phone calls have been most comforting. Please accept this as our personal thanks. Loved and sadly missed.

Wanted

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

Owen Hall

Strawberry Fete Sat March 3

✶ Tea commencing at 6.30pm ✶ Steak sandwiches & sausages ✶ Strawberries cream & ice cream ✶ Scones, jam and cream ✶ Raffles ✶ Various stalls opening at 7.30pm ✶ Activities for children

ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY

★5.30 pm - 7pm fortnightly ★Small groups ★Worship time

The EPA has received notification of actual or potential groundwater contamination under section 83A of the Environment Protection Act 1993 at the following location:

Melanie Evans 0427 796 970 Lee Cunningham 0429 621 143

Notification No: 60737 Address: Lot 91 Port Wakefield Road, Balaklava Potentially Contaminating Activity: Liquid organic chemical substances

Youth United is a venture of the Balaklava Christian Churches

World Day of Prayer

Friday March 2

7.30pm at Balaklava Anglican Church • Theme: Let Justice Prevail • Guest Speaker: Rev Flo Walters • All Welcome • Shared Supper proceeds to bible society

Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012

A copy of the notification relating to this site can be obtained from the EPA. You can make an appointment to view or request a copy of this information by contacting the EPA Public Register administrator on 8204 2004 or 1800 623 445. Please quote the EPA notification number when making your request. Please note that a prescribed fee applies for accessing public register information. For more information contact: Environment Protection Authority Ph (08) 8204 2004 or Freecall for non metro: 1800 623 445 Email: epainfo@epa.sa.gov.au www.epa.sa.gov.au

Public Notice

Wakefield Development Assessment Panel DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993

Salou-Ja

Ladies & children’s clothing Friday February 24, 2012 9am - 5pm

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT

Wallace Street, Balaklava

Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993.

Virginia Rams Football & Netball Club require…

Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for a development assessment by the Panel. Details of the application are as follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 373/117/11 APPLICANT: Julie Farouk APPLICANT’S ADDRESS: 32 East Terrace, Balaklava SA 5461 Nature Of The Development: Proposal to intensify the use of an existing abattoir so as to increase the number of animals processed per week from 45 to a maximum of 600, associated landscaping, and the construction of a hay shed. SUBJECT LAND: Lot 93, 32 East Terrace, Balaklava SA 5461 Certificate of Title: Volume: 5957 Folio: 803 The application may be examined at the Office of the Council located at Scotland Place, Balaklava during normal business hours (an appointment is recommended) and a ny p e r s o n o r b o d y affected may make relevant representations in writing concerning this application to reach the Chief Executive Officer at Box 167, Balaklava SA 5461, not later than 5pm Wednesday March 7, 2012. E a ch p e r s o n m a k i n g a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Panel in suppor t of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38(8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Geoff Sheridan Acting Chief Executive Officer

3rd Shop down from Foodland

U11, U14 & U17 Players

To come and join our club and feel very welcome. We are a very successful family orientated club. For more information or to Register please contact Lisa Masson (Club Secretary) 0430 192 014 lisa6978@live.com.au

Hummocks Netball Club

General Meeting & Registrations Rescheduled to

Monday February 27

7pm at Port Wakefield Sporting Clubrooms Interested players to contact Bonnie Nicholls on 0429 662 273

Kadina & District Netball Association ◆ Season commences April 28, 2012 ◆ Players from 8 years – adults welcome ◆ Enter your own team or join a local club ◆ All games played Saturday at Kadina ◆ Association affiliated with Netball SA Contact: Mignon Koch 0428 211 994

BULL Ride

Saturday Feb 25 7.30pm start

www.marrabelrodeo.com

Lower North Cricket Club Presents

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

Email: ceo@ wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au Date: Feb 22, 2012 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE

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Situations Vacant

contemporary church Service February 26, 2011

9am (traditional) and 11am (contemporary) at Balaklava Lutheran Church

More information contact Pastor Jim 0421 344 662

Trades & Services Directory

Owen Township Second Street

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Large Block of Land 1898m2

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• Frontage 37.7m • Excellent location • Level block • Bitumen street • Main water connected • Great vale

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Plumbing Contractor

Chiropractor

Service & installation: • Blocked drains • Drainage • Water filters • Hot Water Systems (inc Solar) • Septic tanks • Rainwater tanks / pumps No Call Out Fee Pensioner Discounts Free Quotes

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

“Real Plumbing at Realstic Prices”

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The position will be to participate in the construction and maintenance both preventative and corrective as well as emergency call outs to water infrastructure, pipelines and pump stations. The role offers a wide variety of other tasks such as the control and repairs to burst water mains and water meter leaks, meter reading and the maintaining of water quality including the collection of water samples. To be considered you will have a proven background in construction and maintenance including the operation of mobile plant, small machinery, tools and equipment and you must be prepared to participate in the “on call” roster.

For a Position Description or to apply simply go to http://careers.sawater.com.au and upload a copy of your application by no later than 5th March 2012. For any other enquiries please contact Ken Heather on 08 7424 3805. SA Water values diversity and supports people with family responsibilities. SAWATE012120

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

Sampler/Office Assistant

Situations Vacant

Gilmac Pty Ltd, Balaklava is looking for someone to join our team for a minimum of three days a week.

38 Railway Tce, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2158

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CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER

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Darren 0419 842 228 www.xtraordinaryconstructions.com.au

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(Previously known as School Chaplain)

Snowtown Area School

Schools Ministry Group along with Snowtown Inter Church Council are seeking applications for this 14-15 hours per week position, commencing Term 2, 2012

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The position exists to offer support to students, staff and the school community.

A Job and Person Specification, including details on “How to Apply”, is available from Schools Ministry Group on 8378 6800 or mail@smg.asn.au, Closing date: Monday March 19, 4 pm

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Gilmac are looking for a mechanically minded person, to operate an automated Hay Pressing Plant. The position is permanent; include shift work and we offer a remuneration level that is recognized as above standard. Applicants are required to have a high level of physical fitness, be literate, and have a positive attitude to the work place and business. It would be an advantage to have previous work experiences within the agricultural industry with the ability to operate a forklift and telescopic boom loader. The vacancy exists at our Balaklava site in South Australia. Interested persons are encouraged to apply before March 10, 2012 Applications to: Site Manager PO Box 25, Balaklava, SA 5461 Email: mark.heaslip@gilmac.com.au

Seeking a new challenge and an opportunity to make a difference?

CHAP is a successful community-based organisation providing in-home services to support frail older people, younger people with disabilities and their carers across the Barossa, Gawler, Lower North, Wakefield Plains and Yorke Peninsula regions of South Australia. CHAP is recognised as a leader in its field. CHAP has three Regional Offices located in Nuriootpa (including Administration), Clare and Maitland.

Relief Coordinator Level 4

Main North Road, Clare

CUNNINGHAMS BALAKLAVA

Plant Operator

It will be mandatory that you have a full driver’s licence and formal qualifications such as Certificate 2 in Water Industry Operations, Pipe Laying Accreditation and Work Zone Traffic Management Certificate will all be highly regarded.

FREE NO Mob. 0409 248 234 Fax. (08) 8523 3227 OBLIGATION QUOTES mcdonaldsclan@bigpond.com

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

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This ongoing role will be to join the Construction and Maintenance Team based in Balaklava who put safety above everything else and support the Outer Metro Region Operations in delivering water services to a level that exceeds our customers’ expectations.

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Kelvin 0407 976 709 David 0408 845 597

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SA Water is an internationally recognised water utility wholly owned by the Government of South Australia for the people of South Australia. We deliver water and wastewater services to almost 1.5 million people across the State. With an annual turnover of more than $1,000 million per annum, assets of $9.5 billion and 1600 employees, SA Water is a big part of the South Australian landscape. With SA Water delivering a number and variety of significant projects and $2.5 billion in capital investment, we offer professional development opportunities at all stages of your career.

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Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities • Divide hay sample for ARGT & feed testing • Grind hay samples • Feed test hay samples using a NIR machine • Help out in the office when needed • Moisture testing hay bales • Hay and container movements over a registered weighbridge Education and Experience • H i g h S c h o o l D i p l o m a o r equivalent • P r e v i o u s a g r i c u l t u r a l a n d office experience would be an advantage • Competent computer skills including MS Office or equivalent, internet skills including use of e-mails • Numerical and literacy skills Interested persons are encouraged to apply before March 10, 2012 Applications to: Site Manager PO Box 25, Balaklava, SA 5461 Email : mark.heaslip@gilmac.com.au

We are seeking suitably qualified applicants for this exciting position. As a Relief Coordinator you will be responsible for assisting and supporting coordinators across CHAP in managing individual care packages of varying complexity for older people who have a commitment to remain living in their home including the brokering of independent contractors. The successful applicant will be a dynamic and committed person that is able to form good working relationships with several teams across the organisation. As a valued member, your primary role will include: • Case management/coordination relief work including the support of coordination of services during peak periods • Understanding service models that support older people who wish to remain living in the community • Empathy with older people • Experience with Microsoft applications and data base knowledge. Skills and experience in a Human Service environment will be highly regarded. Remuneration and conditions of employment are as per the Social, Community and Disability Services Industry Award (Level 4) and the Country Home Advocacy Project Enterprise Agreement. This is a casual position and flexibility will be required to work across the CHAP Regional Offices. Hours of work would be dependant on client coordination workload and the requirement to relieve staff. CHAP offers flexible working arrangements negotiable prior to appointment to the position. A Job and Person Specification is available on our website: www.chap.org.au Enquiries and applications should be directed to: Kath Hampel, Manager Operations, Phone 8565 8107 and Email kath.hampel@chap.org.au Applications close Friday March 9, 2012

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Kitchen Garden Specialist Casual position 1 day per week

We are looking for a passionate gardener to deliver the innovative Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Auburn Primary School and open our student’s eye’s to the possibilities of fresh, home grown food. Candidates must have a proven ability to relate to young children, initiative and excellent planning skills Contact Principal Mark Vincent on 8849 2112 for further details / job description

Farm Hand required. This position is available for an enthusiastic person who has experience in operating and maintaining farm machinery. The applicant is required to have a HC licence and must be able to work unsupervised on our cropping property in the Balaklava area. Please forward your application to PO Box 192 Balaklava SA 5461.

Public Notice The Plains Producer wish to apologies for incorrect times advertised for M&G’s takeaway in the Good Food Guide on February 8. Correct trading hours are 8am to 8pm 7 days

Notice under Section 5.6.3 Industry Code C564:2004 for the Deployment of Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure

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Telstra proposes to undertake an upgrade at the following existing telecommunications base station:

service manager/Administrator Agricultural Machinery

Located in Riverton SA • Excellent conditions • Long-term career opportunity Reporting directly to the Branch Manager, the Service Manager/Administrator is responsible for managing the service workshop, supervising mechanics, and organising work orders and warranty. This position demands a great deal of accountability, including financial management and analysis of performance results, with a focus on continuous improvement. You do not not need to be a qualified mechanic, however you must have an understanding of machinery, have outstanding liaison and communication skills, time management and organisational skills, and be committed to customer service. To make confidential enquires call Linc Ramsey on 0428 762 827. To apply, email lramsey@ramseybros.com.au.

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Thompson Road, Dublin, SA 5501 (230868) Proposed works: Installation of 1 new panel antenna, attached to the existing lattice tower at a height of 38.7m and the relocation of 1 existing panel antenna to a height of 38.7m. Associated equipment is to be located within the existing equipment shelter.

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.

Telstra regards the proposed installation as a Low-impact Facility under the Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s ( L o w - i m p a c t Facilities) Determination 1997 based on the description above. Further information can be obtained from Adam Pfitzner (on behalf of Telstra) 8237 9989 or adam.pfitzner@ aurecongroup.com. Written submissions should be sent to Adam Pfitzner at Aurecon, 55 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000 by Monday March 5, 2012.

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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

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• Port Wakefield 4 br modern home 2 bath rooms $250 per week. • Hoyleton township modern home $165 per week.

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Superbly renovated & set on 1021m2 • Stone home • Huge block • New Kitchen • Luxurious spa bath • Updated bathroom • Three bedroom • Shed

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.

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22, 2012

Balaklava $199,000 38 Humphrey Street

• Under instruction from the mortgagee in possession • Excellent beach getaway & heaps of under cover entertaining area Friday March 23, 2012 on the property at 11am

3 bedroom stone cottage in an excellent position

• 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 www.butterfieldagencies.com.au

This home consists of 3 main bedrooms with a kitchen eating area and a family lounge room. There is a functional bathroom, separate laundry and toilet area. The interior of the building has been fully painted throughout and has almost all of the floor coverings replaced as well. The large under cover area is a huge feature to this home giving a great entertaining area or storage for the boat and accessories. It’s a tremendous chance to get in at this seaside location only a short drive from the City Of Adelaide. It’s time to buy now. Terms: Settlement 27/04/2012, Deposit 10% on the fall of the hammer.

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Eagles migrate to Wakefield Cicolella returns with reigning premiers for pre-season camp As the Woodville-West Torrens Football Club did at the corresponding time of year in 2011 at Moonta, the SANFL premiers will embark on a pre-season camp at Port Wakefield on Saturday, February 25 and Sunday February 26. This is seen as a key part of the team’s preparation for a tilt at back-to-back flags for the first time in the club’s history. The Eagles will have a full squad at this camp, including former captain Mark McKenzie, who is flying in from Melbourne. Now a 248-game veteran at the Eagles, evergreen veteran and local identity Justin Cicolella will also be amongst the squad. “The last time I would have trained on Port Wakefield oval would have been back in 1999,” Cicolella said. “Last year we unearthed a few structures and ideas at our camp, which made it an important part of the preparation for the season. “The group bonded well together as well, which is important.” From a personal perspective, Cicolella has been generally happy with his pre-season except for a little hiccup with an ankle injury. He is expected to play his 250th SANFL game early in the season and his goals are team orientated, around winning games and playing finals. Michael Godden, who now has a senior SANFL premiership to go with a

REPORT and PHOTOS: By Peter Argent pair of reserves titles at Glenelg, believes this camp has many benefits. “This is a critical part of our preparation,” senior coach Godden explained. “It gives the coaching staff a chance to condense and deliver all the information to the players, away from the normal distractions that the modern footballer has. “To have the players in a controlled environment and to get the information across is important from my perspective. n Continued page 20

n WOODVILLE-WEST Torrens coach, Michael Godden.

Success for Region 8 ladies Bash for Cash

n THE Wild Wild West stampede was on people gathered at the ‘saloon’ for Balaklava Tennis Club’s Bash for Cash on Saturday night. Pictured: ‘cacti’ Shaz Pike and Scott McDonald. Report - page 16

n WOOROORA CHAMPIONS: bowlers contested the Association Championships in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours on Sunday. Pictured is Jake Olsen bowling in the Triples at Mallala. n John Glistak reports – page 17

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n THE Women’s Region 8 team, which played in the recent Country Round Robin in Adelaide. The Region 8 Women’s Country Round Robin side spent most of last week competing in the metropolitan area. After finishing eighth out of eight teams last year, the players were determined to try to better that finishing position this year.

At the end of the first day, after two games, they were bottom on the ladder. Determination set in, the girls winning their next four games over two following days, and on Thursday night they were third on the ladder. This was heartening to all

players as the region had never been this far up. One last game remained. As the team had won three of its games by four or less shots, they did not have a ‘store’ of shots up after the disastrous first day’s play. Losing their last game by

only seven shots, they finished fourth. Congratulations to all the players, and a big thank-you for representing your region against the other seven regions of the state. – Jill Ackland, Country Councillor

n TURN to page 18 for the 2012 Region 8 Prestige Medley side Plains Producer, Wednesday February 22 , 2012


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