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n NEW mum Krystal and baby Albert, with Dr Langton Nyoni and nurse Judy McColl, with (from left)Oscar with grandmother Cherie Taylor and dad Hadyn with Xavier. – PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

Welcome to Balaklava After eight years without hearing the first cry of a newborn baby, no wonder it was a surprise for the staff at Balaklava hospital when heavily pregnant Krystal Cock came knocking at the door at 4.30am on Thursday April 5, ready to give birth to Albert William. After going into labour, Krystal and husband Hadyn began their journey from

their Bute home, travelling to their originally planned birth place of Ashford Hospital, but as contractions intensified, Krystal knew she wasn’t going to make it. “Going through Port Wakefield we thought about calling the ambulance but instead decided to keep going,” Krystal said. While driving through Balaklava, Hadyn decided to take Krystal to the hospital, even

though they knew a baby had not been delivered there for eight years. “I wouldn’t have lasted much longer, and it wasn’t long after we arrived that Albert was born.” Balaklava doctor Langton Nyoni delivered the 7 pound 4 ounce bundle of joy. n CONTINUED PAGE 2


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KESAB Tidy Town awards for the month of March were presented to Balaklava CFS for the service award and to Rose and Vin Argent (right) for their delightful Ralli street garden. Pictured above are CFS members (from left) rear: Colin Stewart, Cass Zweck, new member James Lister, Kevin Julyan. Front: Ryan Greenshields, Josh Young and Sam Zweck.

THE Plains Producer has 20 FREE double passes to South Australia’s most diverse and informative home and lifestyle exhibition – the Home Living Expo, at Adelaide Showground, Wayville from next Friday to Sunday, April 20-22. To secure yours, just write your name on the back of an envelope and tell us who is the vet at the Expo. Mail to the Plains Producer, 9 Howe street, Balaklava, by first post next TUESDAY morning or by noon if delivering to the office. Winners announced in the Plains Producer next Wednesday. Please include a contact phone number. Tickets can be collected from our office


during normal business hours. The Expo will span two huge pavilions and outdoor areas in a dynamic, interactive showcase of products and services, advice, seminars and demonstrations all geared to style, comfort and functionality at home. This three-day extravaganza will incorporate the popular Food, Wine and Cooking Show with celebrity chef Ed Halmagyi from the TV series Better Homes and

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ups. Each prize is valued at $120. Winners will be contacted to arrange collection of their prizes.

Gardens appearing daily on stage in the Jubilee Pavilion and My Kitchen Rules runners-up, South Australia’s own Nick and Rocco, cooking in the Jubilee Pavilion. There’s the Animal Expo with Australia’s favourite vet, Dr Harry Cooper, headlining proceedings in the Wayville Pavilion, which also has a fun kids activity area. Check the Autumn gardening displays and get expert advice about developing, enhancing and maintaining gardens and outdoor areas of the home PLUS The April Gift and Craft Fair are just some of the attractions.



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Choir set to entertain

The Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir will bring their blend of sacred and secular music to Balaklava Town Hall on Sunday, April 29, at 2pm. The choir, now in its 26th year, will be supported by a variety of guest artists, and with Malcolm Wilson as compere, an afternoon of entertainment is guaranteed. Daryl Schutz is musical director and Melanie Redden has joined the choir as accompanist this year

with Marjorie Lush retiring after 18 years at the keyboard. Marjorie was awarded life membership of the choir for her outstanding service over such a long period. The ever-popular choir is already taking bookings for 2013 and two of its members will be joining the massed male choirs of up to 1,000 voices at a concert associated with the Olympic Games in London, an experience they are certain to treasure.

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• From Page 1 “The staff were pretty surprised to see a pregnant woman ready to give birth, but the staff were excellent,” Krystal said, “We can’t thank them enough.” Having been born at Balaklava hospital herself in 1983, Krystal was thrilled to be able to give birth to her son in the same hospital. “I’ve always dreamed about having my kids at the same hospital I was born,

but never thought it would happen,” Krystal said, who gave birth to her other two sons Xavier, 4 and Oscar, 2, at Ashford. Originally due on April 16, Krystal instructed her mum, Cherie Taylor from Balaklava, to travel to Bute to look after the boys when she went into labour. “Little did we know she could have stayed in Balaklava and we could have just dropped the boys off!” Krystal said.

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Balco boosts hay into China

HAY exports to China are contributing to significant recent growth in the State’s trade sector. Minister for Trade, Tom Koutsantonis, said a breakdown of South Australia’s record-breaking export result in 2011 shows targeting Asian markets is paying huge dividends. Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show the value of goods exported overseas by South Australia in 2011 totalled a record $12 billion, up 29 per cent on the previous year. “Strong growth was recorded with both India

and China in 2011, reinforcing the government’s policy of supporting our exporters to target these emerging markets,” Mr Koutsantonis said. “These two destinations comprise more than a quarter of South Australia’s total export market and we will continue to target both of these economies in 2012 for both trade and investment. Export markets that experienced growth in 2011 compared with the previous year include China, up 40 per cent.

The value of goods exported overseas by South Australia in 2011 totalled a record $12 billion, up 29 per cent on the previous year.

“Our rural exports after years of drought are providing significant support to South Australia’s overall economy,” Mr Koutsantonis said.

ployed specialist international marketer, Tim Latchford, a few years ago specifically targeting the Chinese market. “Tim actively visits China about four times per year and works with the wide customer base there,” Mr Lawson said. “Tim and other representatives from Balco participate in and support dairy conferences there too.” Balco recently appealed to farmers to grow both oaten and wheaten hay this year in an effort to further ramp up exports to China. It is the Chinese dairy industry requiring the hay, given the country’s recent venture into providing children with a glass of milk every day, similar to an Australian initiative from the 1950-70s. “That’s why there’s been a big growth in the dairy industry,” Mr Lawson explained. “If we can get the hay, we’re sure there is more growth available into that market.”

South Australia to support jobs and our rural communities.” Balco general manager, Rob Lawson, said hay exports to China have followed a similar growth pattern in recent years. “Most of the increase would come from the mining industry but South Australia is definitely the biggest exporter of the hay product to China,” he explained. “Between Johnson’s at Kapunda and Balco, we are the two biggest exporters of hay into China. Hay exports are growing and the numbers are getting better.” While Balco’s Chinese export figures haven’t quite risen by 40 per cent, they do reflect the overall statewide export increase. “We would be in the order of a 20 to 25 per cent increase and a majority of the hay product is coming out of South Australia,” Mr Lawson said. “We see China as the growth market that we deal with.” The company em-

Balco managing director, Malcolm May, left, and Tim Latchford (right) inspect hay samples during a visit last September with Chinese trade partners Ms Ivy Hu, Zhong Wei Di and He Daoqing.

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“Export growth means increasing overseas income for our farmers, miners and exporters which can be reinvested and spent in regional

Invitation BEV and Ray McCracken looking proud as punch with their three new grandchildren.

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THE new McCracken clan (from left) Scott with Chase and Lee-anne’s daughter Tahlia, Leeanne with new baby Mason and Cherie with Connor and Curtis.

You are cordially invited to join us and the Mayor of Wakefield Regional Council, James Maitland, for the Official Opening and Dedication of the Balaklava Funeral Chapel. The proceedings will commence at 11am on Thursday April 19, 2012 at the premises 16 Scotland Street, Balaklava. Following the opening you are free to tour the facilities.

Meet the grand, grand, grand children BALAKLAVA’S Ray and Bev McCracken were thrilled when they became grandparents for the first time 26 months ago, with the arrival of Connor. He was the first child for Ray and Bev’s oldest daughter Cherie, and Grant Willmer of Balaklava. Six and a half months later, Ray and Bev welcomed Tahlia, born to daughter Leeanne and Travis Zerk. Everything was as it should be, with grandparents spoiling grandchildren and helping with babysitting.

Louise Michael reports: But more surprises were in store for Bev and Ray last year when they found out they were going to be grandparents again ... and again ... and again!. But this time, it was not only Cherie and Lee-anne who were expecting babies, but daughter-in-law Nikki as well. And they were all due within six weeks of each other. Leeanne and Travis had Mason Ray on

February 21, Cherie and Grant had Curtis Tate on February 27 and finally on April 3, exactly six weeks to the day, Scott and Nikki had Chase Noel. Ray and Bev are “stoked” with their latest “three boys”, and when everyone is together, it’s wonderful, although sometimes noisy! The McCracken clan spent some time together over Easter to celebrate their newest family additions. And you couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces!

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September start for Buckland RESIDENTIAL growth north of Adelaide will gain strong momentum following a $76 million commitment by Walker Corporation to develop the first stage of the master planned community in Adelaide’s north at Buckland Park. Construction of the community, to be known as Riverlea, will begin on the project in September. Walker Communities general manager, Michael Eggington, said the master planned would offer South Australians the opportunity of

a fresh start, an affordable lifestyle and aspirational living. He predicted the community, on completion, would be 50 per cent larger than the city of Mount Gambier. “Investment in the first stage of the master planned community at Buckland Park signifies Walker’s commitment to Adelaide’s future growth and our confidence in the northern suburbs as a significant part of that process,” Mr Eggington said. “This project will be home to

innovation and a fresh start for thousands of South Australian families over the next 25 years.” The new community at Buckland Park is 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in a region earmarked for significant residential and employment growth over the next 25 years. Between September this year and June 2013, more than 630,000 cubic metres of soil will be moved on the site to create 140 allotments across stage one. Walker has approval for the

initial infrastructure works including providing water, power and gas services to the site. These works will start this autumn. The Buckland Park community will incorporate walking trails, bike paths and nature reserves set against the Gawler River. Walker is working alongside the State government and the City of Playford Council to build a new community that will include schools, neighbourhood centres,

a district centre, sporting facilities and public transport connecting the community and providing linkages to Elizabeth, Salisbury and the CBD. The company is looking to employ best practice in urban design, town planning and community development. “Walker Corporation will work with the local community throughout the 25 years it will take to build the masterplanned community at Buckland Park,” Mr Egginton said.

Holiday jam is ‘unavoidable’

BMX stars attract crowd For the past 10 weeks, around 20 young BMX enthusiasts had the opportunity to ride with local BMX amateur rider, Nathan Parker, at the Balaklava skate park. The weekly ride, followed by a sausage sizzle, was organised by members of the combined churches of Balaklava, led by Todd

McPharlin and Kevin Marriott. Two weeks ago, riders had a special treat as former Blyth resident and now professional BMX rider, Ryan Lloyd, put on an exciting BMX display (above), including jumping over some children lying on the ground. Ryan is now based in Adelaide but his reputation is well-known within local

BMX circles. Ryan’s presence brought a large crowd of around 50 to the skate park to witness his amazing riding skills. After the demonstration, Ryan spoke to the crowd about his riding career. Todd and Kevin were pleased with the weekly turnout and hope to run a similar event next summer.

DESPITE the huge volume of traffic banking up at Port Wakefield, as it does at the beginning and end of Easter each year, drivers were predominantly well behaved over the weekend. SAPOL Yorke and Mid North Local Service Area (LSA) Senior Sergeant, Martin Bazeley, said with increased police presence on the roads given the huge rise in traffic, he was generally pleased with driver behaviour. “Other than the bottleneck at Port Wakefield, things went really well,” he said. “We had a couple of crashes in the LSA but otherwise, we were happy with the results from the weekend. “Despite the large volume of people coming to the area, there was no spike in crime or traffic incidents.” Sgt Bazeley said SAPOL and the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) have an ongoing agreement to share the management of traffic at Port Wakefield on weekends but the subsequent banking of traffic at that stretch of road was unavoidable.

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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 n CALL 131 444 outside business hours or 000 in an emergency “The problem is purely a mathematics issue, with large volumes of vehicles travelling on double–laned roads then merging into one lane, it’s always going to cause a problem,” he explained. Statewide, 49 drivers were detected as being over the legal alcohol limit and a further 20 drivers tested positive to drugs on Saturday evening as part of SAPOL’s

Easter road safety campaign, Operation Crossroads. More than 200 police officers were involved in both static and mobile driver testing activities across the state from Saturday evening until 6.30am on Sunday morning. Police conducted 5016 tests and 28 vehicles were impounded for 28 days.

Couple scuffle

WATERVALE • CLARE police reported a Watervale man and woman for fighting in public on Thursday, April 5. It will be alleged on March 30, they fought each other in Clare. They will both be summoned to attend court. CLARE • Police arrested an 18-year-old Mallala man for aggravated assault on Saturday, April 7. It is alleged he head-butted security staff after he was requested to leave a licensed premise. He was released on bail. MALLALA • A VEHICLE was set alight and destroyed by unknown offenders after the victim had broken down and had left it on the Balaklava-Mallala road sometime between March 19 and April 2. • A GENERATOR was stolen from a shed after it was entered by removing the door between April 5 and 6 on Old Dublin road, Mallala TWO WELLS • A TWO WELLS man was reported on March 31 after he failed to pay for $50 worth of fuel at a local service station. BALAKLAVA • Balaklava Police arrested a 25-year-old local man for allegedly driving while disqualified on Thursday, April 5. The man was released on bail. VIRGINIA • A 35-year-old Virginia man was reported for driving while disqualified and breach of bail by the Barossa Highway Patrols on April 3. The vehicle was impounded for 28 days. TARLEE • Police reported a 45-year-old Tarlee man for allegedly cultivating cannabis on Sunday, April 8. Police allege they located a commercial quantity of cannabis plants on his property. Plains Producer, Thursday April 12, 2012


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Pan to cast its spell

balaklava Balaklava Community Arts has named its cast for Peter Pan. The cast has many young actors, with Brittany Heslop as Peter Pan, Chelsea McPharlin as Wendy Darling, and the very fierce Gib Palmer as Hook. The majority of the cast are children, but there has been some other “young at heart” actors cast. I thought they might be more suitable as the Lost Boys but nevertheless, Ian Langdon and Andrew Parker are cross-dressing as chorus girls, no sorry, as pirate, and then indian, chorus singers. And the biggest darling of them all, Marty Brice, is playing the dad, Mr Darling. He will also have a costume change to the type of role we’d normally expect from him, that as the Indian Chief. Director Kelly Bickle is not dressing up but is keeping an eye on her crew. Well done to everyone on their selection, and we look forward to seeing the end result.

Eisteddfod news

And speaking of the Community Arts, entry forms for the 2012 Eisteddfod are out. The Eisteddfod is on July 27-29 and is getting bigger every year. Entries close Friday, April 27 so look out for forms at local businesses. Or contact Trish at info@balakla-



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five ... meanwhile, on a completely different tangent, there were a few birthdays around Easter week.

Many happy returns

Happy belated birthday to Balaklava’s Tate Michael on April 3, Blyth’s Sue Pratt on the fifth, Mallala’s David Algar, former Hamley lad Grant Broooks, Owen’s Brett Freebairn, Kybunga’s Jess Angel and Balaklava’s Henry Lane who all celebrated on the sixth, Saddleworth’s Patsy Nourse on the seventh, and Henry’s mum, Meriel Lane, on the eighth. • And a special welcome to Meriel’s parents, Rupert and Annette, who are visiting from England for a few weeks. I hope everyone ate chocolate for breakfast on Easter Sunday –we did! And we always have a block of chocolate to share for brekky on birthdays too. Mmm...


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And speaking of chocolate, mum would love some on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13. After eating it, you can all walk it off in the leisurely “Mile for Mum” walk at the town oval. The walk starts at 9am, with a yummy cooked breakfast to follow (without chocolate). Proceeds go to the National Cancer Council. Further details will be available closer to the time. Mallala The markets are back on Saturday mornings from 9am in the IGA carpark. Next one is on Saturday, May 5 so drop in a grab a bargain. And don’t forget the paper drive this Saturday, April 14, from 8.30am. Auburn Local masseuse Fiona McKinnon recently celebrated her 50th birthday party in style with a 50s theme. Guests looked the part and had a great night out.

And former local lad, now movie director, Chris Bishop, was home from England for a quick visit for the Film Festival at Blyth. Pinery A car boot/market sale and intown garage sale is on Sunday, April 29, from 9am to 2pm. It’s just in time for you to grab a bargain for Mother’s Day. Some new stall holders are booked so there will be a big range of goodies to buy. Local Kaye Swain will demonstrate Encaustic Art painting with coloured beeswax, with no paintbrushes involved. There will be a sausage sizzle all day, so why not start with breakfast and stay for lunch? And if anyone has any history info on Pinery, please contact Kaye on 8527 7074. Hamley Bridge Hamley Hospital Auxiliary had a very successful trading table and raffle recently. Local young mum Sarah Harris won an Easter basket with items including homemade eggs, iced and decorated by the very talented auxiliary president, Moreen Schroeder. And the Hamley branch of the Women’s & Children’s Auxiliary will be holding a Mother’s Day trading table in the main street on Friday, May 11 from 8am. A great chance to buy some crafts and goodies for mum.


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JUST A THOUGHT SCHOOL NEWS IT’S school holidays, but there’s always plenty happening around the district. •Wasleys primary school’s Year 7 students have been making planter boxes and learning to cement. They’ve also just completed their first project – building a cubby house for the school, from top to bottom. A great effort, with the finished product pictured. •Tarlee Primary School Playgroup hosts fortnightly sessions from 9am-11am. The sessions are Thursday mornings of even weeks in term time only. Parents and pre-school aged children are welcome to attend so kids can have a play, and parents can have a coffee and

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chat. And please take a piece of fruit to share. •Port Wakefield Junior Primary students recently made some brightly coloured hats in Design and Tech lessons. •Riverton Primary Year 4/5 students have been using their imaginations and design skills to come up with ideas for the perfect mouse trap. •Riverton High School is sending a team of 10 female students to participate in 2012 Operation Flinders from May 1-8. The team will spend eight days together in the Flinders Ranges enduring the

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A Guest Speaker… Wasleys Year 7 leadership team with the cubby, (from left) rear teacher Prue Mosman, Libby Dent, Josh McLean, Connor Buckby, SSO Belinda Pringle. Front: Tayla Blows and Lachlan Rose. rigours of hiking and climbing. •Mallala Primary’s Governing Council is holding a Cake and Produce Stall on May 4 at 9am in front of the IGA shop.

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But imagine our surprise to see one local neighbourly lady handing a carrot and a jam jar with a small amount of brandy in it, over the fence

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Searching for ‘Seven Stars’ DO you remember the Seven Stars Hotel, once the hub of the small township of Redbanks? What did it look like, how big was it and where was it located? A group of students from the Advanced Archaeology Field School of Flinders University is hoping to come up with answers to these and many other questions, setting up camp at the site on Tuesday. Mallala Museum secretary, Laura Parsons, is thrilled the site has gained interest. “They have been interested for quite a while, and preparations for the dig have been on the boil for a couple of years, so it will be interesting to see what they find,” Laura said. Information supplied to the Plains Producer by Laura reveals the town of Redbanks was surveyed by Mr W Smith in 1858. The SA Gazetteer for 1867 reported the township then contained a blacksmith’s shop, a wheelwright shop, a store and post office, a chapel ‘almost finished’ and a busy hotel called ‘The Seven Stars’. The town then had a population of about 30 people. The building was situated north of the intersection on the Mallala-Gawler Rd near the current township. The premises comprised a huge square building and included 14 guest rooms and lots of chimneys, a long bar, a licensed billiard room and a dining room with a large jarrah dining table. It became a stopover where bullocks were watered and fed and the bullockies enjoyed socialising.

We would love to hear from anyone who has a photo of – Mallala Museum secretary, the hotel Laura Parsons

Sally Crowther reports:

To water the horses and bullocks a quarter of an acre from an adjoining neighbour was bought and a well dug. The hotel had a large square underground tank to provide water for house use. A wooden trough near the road was hewn from a large single tree. The stables were about two chains long, all made from local materials. The hotel occupied a

AERIAL view of Redbanks – Google Maps.

Digging up history at Redbanks prominent spot on the road travelled by the bullock wagons on the way to and from the Burra copper mines. Shearers working up north on the big pastoral stations often rode on the bullock drays. Transport was scarce and entertainment was rare on the stations. Some of these shearers came only as far as the hotel. They spent the weekend, and a week or month’s wages and were then ready to go back shearing again with the bullock drays returning to the Burra. The cardsharps and prostitutes from Adelaide would know when the

shearers were coming and would be booked into the Seven Stars, waiting. Local stories about the site today are quite exotic, recalling the building was constructed with broken fragments of coloured glass mixed into the mortar so it appeared to glitter from a distance At the height of its popularity the top storey operated virtually as a brothel and gambling saloon. In later years it was a venue for social events and it was used for voting and as a hall. James Hall, who had bought this

property in 1903, later demolished the building and in the 1920s used the timber and iron to build a mouseproof barn. About 1958 the licence at the Seven Stars Hotel was transferred to the Shandon Hotel in Adelaide. The jarrah dining table from the “Seven Stars Hotel” is the sole item that still remains of that significant place and is on display in the Mallala Museum. “The dining table is the only item we have, so we hope any items found in the dig can be donated to

the museum,” Laura said. About 25 students and staff have been digging over the site this week in an effort to discover more about the now demolished building. A geo-phys examination of the site late last year proved to be of limited use as the soil has been compacted by years of farming activity. The site has potential to cast light on aspects of the economic and social history of the Redbanks community during the late 19th century, particularly since it is located on a major thoroughfare and communications route. As such, broader social and economic trends may be well represented and signified by changes in material culture. Of key interest are questions about the daily lives of those living at, or passing through, the Seven Stars Hotel. Visitors to the site are welcome, keeping in mind this is a busy road and care should be taken by anyone wanting to observe the students at work. Various groups in Mallala have kindly agreed to offer assistance to the visitors during their stay in Mallala. The students are hoping to return to the site later in the year to undertake further work at the “Seven Stars” site. The students shared a presentation of their work at Mallala Museum’s monthly meeting. Laura said the museum committee would love to hear from anyone who has a photo of the hotel as there are currently none in the Museum’s collection.


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induction was held on Tuesday, March 27, in the school activity hall. Principal, Mat Evans, introduced community leaders present for the official opening of the Building the Education Revolution (BER) modifications. The BER project enabled the school to upgrade the main teaching building for R-9 classes. Federal Senator Alex Gallacher spoke about the importance of the BER then presented SRC representatives with their badges and the sports captains with their certificates. Brittany Greig opened the ceremony with acknowledgement of Kaurna Country. This was followed by each member of the SRC presenting the leadership qualities they will try to develop during the year. Guests and staff were invited to a morning tea. SRC representatives (from left) rear: Tyson Waters, Zac Cocks, Amber Thomas, Hayley Holness, Brittany Greig, with Jill Ottens. Front: Kynan Cocks, Janiia Cain, Deegan Ebsary, Samuel Cummins, Krystal-Rose Wakefield.


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Gail and Tim made it a special date for their Whyte wedding Louise Michael reports: Once upon a time, back in the late 80s, in a land not so far away called Whitwarta, lived a couple who were struggling to get their trucking business up and running. They did it tough, but eventually got things together. The couple, Tim Whyte and Gail MacLucas, were finally on track when fate dealt them a cruel blow. On March 31 last year, Tim was driving into Balaklava, just near the hospital, when he felt unwell and pulled over. He got out of his car and collapsed. His neighbour, the late Sharon Hoepner and her daughter Hannah came along, and loaded him into their car and drove

THE happy couple, Gail and Tim. him to the Balaklava Hospital. tation Centre, and then finally Tim was airlifted to the Royal came home. Adelaide Hospital (RAH) He had lost much of his where it was discovered he had eyesight but amazingly, was suffered a double aneurism in otherwise alright. the brain. Tim and Gail had talked He spent the next two about marriage but had not set months in the RAH, with part- a date. ner Gail by his side, miraculousGail thought it would be ly recovering from his ordeal, appropriate to get married on with the RAH doctors calling March 31, 2012, so they could him a “medical miracle.” always remember that date in a Tim then spent another two happy way, so plans were made. months in Hampstead RehabiliAs Gail had been a St John

Ambulance volunteer for 22 years, she asked if she could use an ambulance as her bridal car. Approval, believed to be the first in SA, was given and Gail and her sister Heather Cailes, arrived for the wedding at Balaklava St John Ambulance Centre in an ambulance. Gail’s other attendants, including Tim’s daughter Candi Marshall, who was matron of honour, arrived in the first aid vehicle. Tim and his best man, Gail’s son Aaron, arrived in Tim’s XA GT Falcon, with Tim’s other attendants being driven by local Les Gehan. Gail was “given away” by her parents, George and June MacLucas, in a lovely ceremony in the ambulance centre carport. The pair exchanged special wedding rings, which had been made from bushes taken from wheels of a 1974 truck, the first one they had owned. Tim and Gail also had a special candle at the ceremony with a photo on it of the person who had saved Tim last year, Sharon Hoepner, who sadly lost her battle with cancer mid last year. After the ceremony, the newlyweds and 140 guests celebrated with a reception at the Terminus Hotel. And after all that excitement, we hope they all live happily ever after!

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Bec O’Brien reports: Lower Light resident, Anita Trenwith, has many strings to her bow – mother, award winning science teacher, horsewoman and now living legend. Last month the 36-year-old, who has been teaching science at Salisbury High School since 1998 and is part of the school’s Special Education Unit, was honoured by Salisbury Council as one of its Living Legends. The Living Legends Awards were established in 2005 as a way for the council to recognise the city’s strong community spirit and say ‘thank you’ to those who were doing great things in the council area to actively promote the positive qualities of life in the north. Anita was presented with her award at a ceremony on March 7 and says the announcement came as a shock. “I didn’t even know I was nominated until I


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got the congratulations phone call,” she said. “So it was a surprise for me that someone nominated me (and) I still don’t know who it was. “It has been an honour to be nominated and recognised in such a way. “There are some truly inspirational people that have been ‘Living Legends’, (and) the award is a great way to promote the positive things happening in the area.” Last year Anita’s science work with the Special Education Unit at

Salisbury High earnt her the top prize in the 2011 Australian Museum Eureka Awards for Science or Maths teaching. As part of her work she has also established a Stage 1 Agricultural class, and uses her Lower Light property to help the students practically apply the theory they are learning in class. “The students learn about electric circuits at school and then apply that knowledge putting up electric fences,” she said.

“They learn theory about factors that impact on plant growth and then apply that knowledge managing a section of the farm and cropping the land. “They calculate costs and seeding rates, they also have to monitor it for weeds and pests and then arrange to slash and bale the hay.

“Agriculture has now become very popular and in only its second year this year, the class had a waiting list.” Anita said the class last year featured on the ABC and a webisode of the filming could be viewed at decd/webisodes.

Anita has established a new agricultural class, using her Lower Light property as a base for the students’ learning. Pictured back are Jo Hill (SSO), Special Education Unit students James Clausen, Jayden Huddleston, Philip Coyle, and Lliam Rodger, with front, Daniel Crewdson, Phuong Nguyen, Emily Thrupp, Sam Sears, Cheryl Wyatt and Anita Trenwith. Absent Sarah–Jane Rodger and Ashley Stoekel.

aster break usually means fishing for our family. Sometimes there’s a whiting or two to share, sometimes... not. After many perplexing experiences launching and retrieving the boat at a public marina, I have decided ‘boat ramp’ should be called ‘magical area of man-metamorphosis’. Something inexplicable occurs when a man embarks on a fishing trip. It’s somewhat like a primal stirring thought to have been extinguished between Cro-Magnon period and now. Could it be a carnal hunting instinct that causes this surge of territorial behaviour not seen anywhere else? What turns our gentlemen into competitive sea dogs? I’ll set the scene. We’re all sitting lazily around the table looking out to sea, sighing out a breath of relaxation, tinged with a little-too-much lunch. Maybe a nap is in order? No! All of a sudden someone looks at their watch, checks the tide guide and springs to action. It’s battle stations with the skipper retrieving deck hands and sourcing bait, rods and enough snacks to keep the kids happy until we reach our bag limit. Then he cries out “we have to go now or we’ll miss the turn of the tide!” Never have I seen such a rush made to get a boat ready. Is there only one fish left in the ocean? Will we starve if we don’t catch it, and what of the Kiosk? I hear there’s a good living to be made serving those who can’t catch their own! Once at the boat ramp, there’s etiquette. You let others retrieve their boats from the water before pushing in and chasing after this one fish you’ve smelt out from the shack. That’s all easily forgotten the minute toes touch the tepid water lapping the ramp. No, our men are so eager to find seafood they would pick the boat up and lift it over the heads of the retrieving parties if they could. Even the talk between boaties is pseudocompetitive. Courteous greetings of, “how’d you go?” are laced with cynicism and disbelief or just pure jealousy. I’m by no means restricting this to men, well, not entirely. The difference is women ask other women where they got ‘those fabulous shoes’, and we’d congratulate them on the acquisition and in return the purchaser would share information, happily. But fishing people? Oh no, no way! GPS marks and favourite spots are closely guarded; one thinks CIA has less security surrounding some of their secrets. Fishing ... here I was thinking it was a relaxing pastime!

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Gala evening as Shamus trail fundraiser FUNDRAISING is starting to become serious as plans for the Shamus Liptrot cycle trail firm up. The memorial trail, a project of Balaklava Area Committee, has received a positive report after soil tests, meaning the first stage from Balaklava to the golf club is closer to becoming reality. Halbury is the next destination. As planning continues, so does the job of raising cash to fund the project.

Ta k e o u t your diary and mark off Saturday, May 26, as it will be a night not to be missed with The Gala Evening, a major fundraiser for “Shamo’s Trail.” Venue is Balaklava Town Hall, from 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Tables seat 10 people, and a three course meal will be provided with selected complimentary beverages for a ticket price of $70. Entertainment will also be provided with band, Nikai, and also an auction later in the night. For more details, go to – or phone Sophie on 0430 905 461. Tickets will be available at Tads, Balaklava, later today (Thursday).

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Clare’s winning day Gorgeous Autumn sun greeted racegoers at the Clare Easter Races on Saturday. Fashion and fine food were the order of the day, with Tania Day (right) winning the Fashion on the field competition.

THE third annual sheepdog trial will be held at Tarlee on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend. There is a change of format to this year’s event, with two separate trials run at the same time. The SA Yard Dog Association will hold a yard dog trial in the paddock next to the Catholic Church, while the SA Working Sheepdog Association will hold a three sheep arena trial on the oval nearby.

“It is a very rare chance for spectators to have the opportunity to experience border collies battling it out with kelpies in a two-trial program,” event organiser, Janice De Gennaro said. “Spectators will also see the skill and tenacity required to draft and work a flock of sheep through yards and into a truck in the yard dog trial.” Mrs De Gennaro said the event’s

location was a great drawcard. “It is one of the few times a trial is held so close to the city and suburbs,” she said. “We have a children’s playground next to the arena and the local community is catering for spectators and competitors with all profits going back into the community of Tarlee. A car-boot sale will be held on Saturday, from about 8am.”

CLARE Valley wholegrain pasta producers, Pangkarra Foods, has achieved critical acclaim for its products after winning three medals at the 2012 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show last month. Pangkarra Foods was awarded a silver medal for its wholegrain spaghetti, a bronze medal for its wholegrain pappardelle and a bronze medal for its wholegrain penne. The family business, which was launched exactly 12 months ago, has since attracted praise from various retailers, industry chefs,

a n d n o w, some of the leading fine food judges in Australia. “We were very proud to have our pasta awarded in such a prestigious show,” Pangkarra’s Katherine Maitland (pictured) said. “The Sydney Royal Fine Food Show displays some of the finest

produce from around Australia, and to be recognised as one of the best pastas in the country, is a huge accomplishment for us.” “As the only premium stone milled wholegrain pasta entered in the show, we were up against a lot of other Australian pasta brands which were not wholegrain, so it is a testament to the product that it is not only better for you, but is better in taste. “We were very happy with the results and we will continue to produce award winning pasta from our backyard in the Clare Valley.”

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BALAKLAVA’s Glenn Dawson flies for a big mark against Mallala last year. He was a huge influence in Balaklava’s win over Virginia in the grand final. Can he do it again in season 2012?

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HE unpredictability of the 2012 Adelaide Plains Football League season makes it one of the most anticipated for a number of years. Two new coaches, Ash Barnett at Hamley Bridge and Steve Lubcke for Mallala, step into the cauldron and both are keen to make an impact this year. As the scent of freshly cut grass, deep heat and hot pies swirl through the mid-autumn air this weekend, two cracking fixtures greet local footy fans across the district. Balaklava and Virginia meet in a grand final rematch at Ralli Park, the respective squads featuring extremely similar personnel to last year. Virginia coach, Greg Phillips, has had six months to plot his revenge against the Peckers after his side’s loss to Balaklava in the season decider in September last year. Phillips knows a change of structure and game plan is required to topple the taller Pecker squad. It’s all about the delivery of that plan from his Rams on the park if they are to pick up a kick-start victory this weekend. Balaklava coach, Stuart Lamond, has been urging his team

Bomber coach Ash Barnett Mallala coach Steve Lubcke

to guard against complacency this year, demanding further improvement from the squad. The Peckers are the hunted and Lamond recognised the undeniable fact other clubs will be out to knock them off this year. There are big wraps surrounding Virginia’s recruit, Marek Sajewicz, while a fullyfit Caleb Howell has an outstanding record against Balaklava in previous years. Peckers’ pick-up, Max Doherty, has displayed glimpses of his nous around the stoppages in the pre-season and will also be looking to impress at his new club. At Long Plains, a

hopeful United hosts Mallala, a team keen to rekindle its recent dominance of the league. United has an interesting first three matches, with Hummocks Watchman Eagles and Hamley Bridge following the round one fixture. Tigers coach, Travis Opitz, has outlined these matches as very winnable contests, which will be key to setting up their season. Mallala have a tougher draw in comparison but coach, Steve Lubcke, would back his lads in regardless. Lubcke has announced he will be developing the senior squad from within its current ranks, whether this means a leaner, rebuilding year or an instant return to glory is yet to be seen. Most punters would be backing Mallala but it’s not out of the realms of possibility for United to grind out a win here. The remaining three clubs, Hamley Bridge, Two Wells and Hummocks Watchman Eagles, will wait another week before gracing the ground. There is plenty of excitement surrounding both Hamley Bridge and Two Wells, touted as the two big improvers of 2012. • Continued Page 13

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t is hard to believe we are about to kick off with our beloved football again. It seems only like yesterday we played last year’s grand final. Season 2012 is shaping up to be another exciting year for the Adelaide Plains Football League. There has been some minor fine tuning, but basically it will be business as usual. • Doug Tallboy is once again in charge of the men in white. Doug informs us umpire numbers are fantastic and we look forward to a young, fit and enthusiastic panel. The APFL lost a couple of senior umpires to other leagues and we thank them for their dedicated service. We look forward to new the new umpires who will take the Brad Busch welcomes three new field in season 2012. members to the APFL board. • Peter Butterfield has once



Brad Busch again taken charge of the junior panel., which has made some great changes regarding the “mercy rule.” This will work very well and make a significant difference to our up and coming stars. If you know anyone interested in playing senior or junior colts please contact your local club or Peter Butterfield. These lads are our up and coming grass-roots footballers.

• The APFL board also has made a few personnel changes. This year we have two new office bearers and a new board member. Deb Robertson has taken over the reins as secretary and Cathy Lewis will be treasurer. Michael Coe has also taken a director’s role. The board is: President - Brad Busch; Vice President - Rocky Musolino; Secretary - Deb Robertson; Treasurer - Cathy Lewis ; Recorder/clearance officer - Andy Seccafien; Directors - Colin Jenner, Martyn Bell, Michael Coe; Umpire’s Coordinator - Doug Tallboy; Tribunal Secretary - Greg Tucker. On behalf of the league I wish the board every success. My thanks for putting your valuable time together for our league. • Landmark Cup this year

will be hosted by the APFL and played on the June long weekend at Balaklava After winning this for the last two years let’s see if we can take the trifecta. Once again our troops will be led by Andy Michael. • This year the APFL again will hold its ANZAC round, which is to be played on the weekend of April 28. • Finals venues this season are: Grand Final - Mallala; Preliminary Final - Balaklava; 2nd Semi Final - Hamley Bridge; 1st Semi Final - Lochiel I would like to wish all football and netball clubs every success. May the best teams win. I urge everyone to get involved with your local club or come along to the matches and enjoy another great year of football on the Adelaide Plains.

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New faces to excite netball IN keeping with tradition, Mallala Netball Club has taken over the executive reins of APNA for 2012-13 seasons. President is Dawn Buckby and Secretary Sonia Angus. There is no A6 competition this year due to lack of team nominations. All clubs have fielded senior teams in every grade, bar Viriginia which has A1, 4 and 5. Junior B and C2 grades have been filled, while there will be byes in C1 and D grades. Mallala has two A3 teams, with the away team playing as Virginia. Mallala’s new A1 coach is Katie Krieg who will coach the regulars along with new players Emma Tiller, Kerryn Obst and Amy Martin. Balaklava, with new A1 coach Tess Pollard, has lost four A1 players from last season- Michelle Williams, Eliza Cottle, Gaynor Tink and Chelsea Koch. However this gives other players an opportunity to move up the ranks. Some players returning to the club are Sophie VanKleef, Jane Harding, Tess Wiseman and Eleisa Hancock. Balaklava is fielding a second junior B Grade team, which will play

as Virginia. Long Plains has good senior numbers but may struggle with juniors, although they have filled four of five grades. Long Plains has set a new trend, having changed uniform from the bodysuit to dresses with shorts underneath. Two Wells has very strong numbers again and has had to turn players away. They have fielded teams in every grade except D2 and are looking forward to another good season. Hummocks has an almost unchanged A1 team which won the 2011 premiership, with Sarah Young back in for Erin Brundell. Sam Nicholls continues as playing coach of the A1s. Last year’s B Grade juniors, Caitlyn Moulds and Ashleigh Williams, have been promoted to A2s. Secretary, Bonnie Nicholls, advises they have had their best numbers at senior trainings for some years, which “is a good headache to have.” The juniors may face a challenging year as many are quite young for their grades, but they will step up to the challenge. Hamley Bridge has a new A1 star

n Erin Brundell, Hummocks, gets some close attention from Balaklava centre Gaynor Tink in last year’s A1 grand final, won by Hummocks. Both will be missing from A1 netball this year. in player/coach Lee Barnett, wife of A Grade football coach Ash. There are a couple of new senior recruits from Kapunda, along with new A2 coach, former Balaklava coach, Craig Cox. Hamley had a trial match against Goolwa recently, and after a very positive pre-season, the club is looking forward to a very successful year.

Virginia has had a good response to calls for players, with three senior and two junior teams entered. The club has good junior D grade numbers which is encouraging. The club has had a change of executive and new Secretary Lisa Masson is on a mission to form one strong netball/football club at Virginia.

• From Page 11 For the men (and women) in orange, green or whatever colour they are wearing on the day, it looms as a good year. Umpiring co-ordinator, Doug Tallboy, reported good numbers at umpire training. Average age of the A grade umpires is 24, with an influx of rookies taking up the whistle this year. Brenton Prouse and Will Hodgetts have headed to Northern Areas and Yorke Peninsula football leagues. At junior level, both senior colts and junior colts matches will apply the “mercy rule” which returns this season. The mercy rule allows teams to switch players once a large margin is established to even up the remainder of the match. If a junior colts team gets out to an eight-goal margin at half time or three quarter time, the rule is applied, while the rule is applied when the deficit becomes 12 goals in a senior colts match.

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HUNGRY for more success, Balaklava has enjoyed a productive pre-season and is keen for round one. A grade coach, Stuart Lamond, said the senior squad’s early endeavour has been impressive. “Supporters will see a team striving for more success and to defend their title,” Lamond said. It has been the predominant message throughout the start of the year. “The importance for us is to continue to improve and also guarding against complacency,” Lamond said. “We’ve obviously had success last year but there’s work still to be done to make sure we can add to that success. “From my point of view, the hunger for more success from the group is definitely there. “Everyone wants to continue on and make the most of the opportunity we have at the moment.” The Peckers took on Willaston and Berri in their two trial matches before Easter, Lamond satisfied with his squad’s performances. “Certainly the Willaston trial was a good hit-out against a team that seemed to be a bit bigger and stronger than us,” he said. “We played a lot of kids that day but at the Berri trial we had something a bit closer to our normal set-ups, so I’ve been happy. The Peckers have lost a reliable defender in Jed Rowland for the sea-

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BALAKLAVA coach Stuart Lamond and captain Hayden Walker will be all out to hold the premiership silverware aloft again this year.


son after yet another shoulder injury, which ruled him out of the grand final last year. On a positive note, the club picked up nuggety midfielder, Max Doherty, from Freeling, its sole A grade recruit this year due to points restrictions. Doherty impressed in the Peckers’ trial against Berri. Shane Farley McDonald

also returns to the club after a year off. “We should be pretty close to full strength for round one,” Lamond said. It has been a positive pre-season for the Peckers. “ We s t a r t e d around the end of January,” Lamond said. “It’s been pretty good, everyone has put it on themselves to make sure they’re Ruiz

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doing extra work outside of the standard training times. “I think it’s boosted our fitness and everyone seems to be hungry for success and keen to get that edge over everyone else. “We’ve probably had up to 50 on some nights out on the track and consistently getting 35 to 40, and as the games are getting closer, we’re starting to get more. “So, numbers have certainly been better again this year. “A couple of the senior players, like Justin Michael and Derek Friedrichs, have aimed to improve their aerobic capacity and as a group, all the young guys are also competitive in their fitness. “That’s obviously a good thing.” The club’s young stocks have also boosted a strong senior squad. “Riley McDonald and Chad Ruiz have impressed since coming up from the senior colts,” Lamond said. “They will certainly be pushing for selection in the A grade come round one.”

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Virginia APFL Undaunted, stronger Rams look to future EXPERIENCED Virginia coach, Greg Phillips, has dusted himself off from two consecutive grand final defeats and prepared his team for another shot at that elusive flag this season. The club has featured in the last three finals series but hasn’t taken the major prize since 1998.

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“We’ve come a fair way but we just haven’t won the one that counts,” Phillips said. The club has been steadily strengthened both on and off the field and he believes it has a positive future, both short and long-term. On the field is where his main focus is though and the senior squad, which has remained relatively stable in the off-season, has been put through its paces. “I think if we can come in a bit fitter and stronger, we can build from there,” Phillips said. He believed the team is much fitter now than it was at the same time last year. “I think I can really see the improvement in fitness and it’s starting to show already,” Phillips said. While his focus isn’t on the recent grand final defeats, Phillips said changes are needed if his team is to lift the premiership cup this season. “I’m going to bring some other structures in to counter the strengths of other sides,” he said. “I thought we countered Mallala

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A grade coaching experience: Six years Previous clubs coached: Port Adelaide Magpies Reserves, Salisbury North Influences and inspirations: Jack Cahill Premierships coached: None. Several grand finals.

quite well in 2010 but Balaklava got us with their height, so we’ve got to adjust with different game structures on the day.: The club has picked up Marek Sajewicz from Eudunda-Robertstown, the half-back arriving with big wraps surrounding his ability. Anthony Johnstone has left the club and headed to the Hills Football League, while big man, Chris James,

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Marek Sajewicz Steven Lioulios GREG Phillips in action. was yet to commit to the club at the time of print. Trials against Salisbury North, Kilburn and Freeling highlighted Phillips’ push for more fitness, the coach pleased with the way his squads ran out the matches and remained competitive. Gun players such as Caleb Howell, Troy Wilkey, Matt Young, and Graham Rigney were missing from the game against Freeling but the young Rams stood up. Phillips praised his players for their efforts to date. “I just think it has been a whole team effort, I think everyone has really improved and I want to give them all a pat on the back,” he said. “Everyone’s putting their hand up and wanting to play, which I think is fantastic.”



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Magpies build on solid base CONSOLIDATION coupled with junior development has been earmarked for Mallala this season, A grade coach, Steve Lubcke, satisfied with the senior squad at his disposal. Lubcke has been drumming a thirst for the contest into his players in the preseason. “From my perspective, hopefully our supporters see a competitive side that is hard at the ball and the contest,” he said. “It’s one of our core values, that defensive part of the contest.” Developing that attitude takes a lot of hard work but it will be pivotal to his team’s success this year. “It’s the approach to the contest and the ball is what I’m trying to impress on the playing group, regardless of the situation, whether we’re up or down,” Lubcke said. “I want to see consistency in the performance across those key areas.” The young Magpies wait-

ing in the wings can also expect to be called on this season. “We’re going to have quite a few juniors coming through, so my main aim at the club is to build upon what Keith Earl has done over the last seven years,” Lubcke said. “He has a great foundation he has put in place.” The club’s two trials against North Clare and Loxton also satisfied. “It’s not so much the form but more the way the team went about it,” Lubcke said. “I was quite happy with what we did in the two trials.” Tuning the team’s dynamics into a game style to suit has been another area of focus in the summer months. “I started the guys in late January and just worked on our processes,” Lubcke said. “We’re trying to be more efficient with our ball movement and also focussed on our defensive setups and the way we attack offensively.” He believed the whole senior squad would need to



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take some of the responsibility if they are to return back to the top tier. “I think our improvement will come as a collective and that’s including people like Liam (Whitwell), Joel (Montgomerie) and Jason (Earl), they have to improve as well as the juniors we’re bringing in,” Lubcke said. There are plenty of young lads putting their hat in the ring for round one selection. “Troy Algar and Ben Martin, are a couple of younger

COACH Steve Lubcke with players (from left) new arrivals Leigh Gray and Jack Dixon, while Mark McEvoy is entering his second season for the Magpies, and Troy Algar and Ben Martin are coming up from senior colts.

ones who will certainly start in the A’s,” Lubcke said. “Our ruck will be based around Will Farrelly, he’s only 19. I’m looking for a lot of improvement out of Dale McLean and Jake Birchmore, we will be looking to develop him further too. “That’s some of the younger ones coming through who will be getting game time and giving them a chance to learn their football.” The overall goal is to assemble a team of all-round

strength, as opposed to being particularly strong in one area. As for recruiting, Lubcke was satisfied with the group he has inherited from Earl. “We’re going with what we had,” he said.“It’s a consolidation year as far as I look at it.” Of the new faces, Ben Moffatt returns to the club, while Jack Dixon and Leigh Gray come across from the RAAF base. Lachlan Dowdy, from country Victoria, has also recently started work in the area.

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More wins from sustained effort CONSISTENCY and more improvement are the two areas outlined by United A grade coach, Travis Opitz, if the Tigers are to make a second successive finals series. “We won eight games last year and lost about three by less than a kick, so it would have made a bit of difference to the table if we had won those,” Opitz said. “This year, we’re aiming to win another four games on top of that, so it would be good to get 12 wins. “I know that’s aiming fairly high but if we could win 10 games, it gets you in the finals.” The senior squad is being heavily drilled on disposal of the footy in recent weeks. “We’ve been trying to work a little bit harder on our skills,” Opitz said. “Our foot skills let us down a little bit last year. “We’ve been doing a bit of work on our core strength, with gym circuits and using our gym a bit more. “It’s just to get the lads a bit stronger through the body, especially some of the younger local guys, who have been quite promising. “They just need to build up a bit.” United went down in both its trials against Southern Eagles and Paskeville but

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the coach, now in his third consecutive year in the role, was impressed with the fight in the Tigers. After the club’s B grade fell about 10 goals behind after three quarters against the Eagles, the A grade came out and almost levelled the scores by the end of the sixth and final term. “Our A grade pretty much took over and outplayed them a bit,” Opitz said. “We would have been four or five short of our strongest side.” United was missing 12 against Paskeville but remained in touch with the Magpies. “It was tough but the lads fought hard and were competi-


tive,” Opitz said. “Hopefully we can maintain that through the year.” Pre-season began in early January, which featured a lot of interval running work and game simulation exercises. Usually known for a marquee signing each year, Opitz said the responsibility of lifting the club to the top four again this season lies with the current squad. “They’ve got to do the jobs themselves, we can’t rely on recruiting big name players,” he said. “The kids we’ll have


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TRAVIS Opitz is looking for consistency. “It’s not like he was chasing off last year and that’s dollars, he went back to play what I’m reiterating. Previous clubs: “That’s what our with his home club. None “We said, straight away, guys can do but it’s getting them to do it week we would clear him because ns: atio pir ins and ces Influen we knew of his intentions in, week out. Robbie Neal “Last year, with us, and he intends to come back d: you never knew what once he gets settled in his new Premierships coache 0. Two finals series you were going to get.” job.” This will be the fourth The club has lost midfielders, Chad season Opitz has coached on the park most of the year Spurr and Dylan Gillies, the the club’s A grade but he was latter an important cog in the doubtful of going for a fifth. will give it a fair crack. “I think three-year stints “We’re just waiting on a Tigers’ engine room last year. “He was great for us and are quite good but I’ll see how few signings in the next couple of weeks but I think we’re OK I was on the phone to him all I feel at the end of the year,” he said. as it is. We knocked Balaklava pre-season,” Opitz said. erience:

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A FULL Reserves squad and a fit and trimmed-up Joel Wilson would be sights for sore eyes at HummocksWatchman Eagles. A grade coach, Nathan Young, said fitness and depth has been a major focus for the club this season. “We’re looking for improvement all over the ground from a disappointing last year,” Young said. “We struggled with injuries last year, so if we can also keep everyone fit and playing, we will be a lot better off. “Hopefully we can also kick a lot more goals, as it was also an area we struggled in last year.” HWE was sixth in the league for total points scored in 2011 and despite win-


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ning three games more than Two Wells, The club has picked up a few which finished in that sixth position, younger lads to boost both grades. the respective clubs were separated in “Scott Forrest is a new bloke to the club, he’s only young and showed percentage by one per cent. With young centre-half forward, some good signs of what he can do at Tom Forrest, heading back to Eastern A grade level,” Young said. Scott Tregenza from Unley Jets is Eyre Peninsula, it will be up to other forwards to pick up the slack this year. another fresh face to push his case. The biggest positive Young took “It’s only come up in the last fortnight or so, it’s almost too late to replace from the trial match was the player numbers for the Reserves match, afhim as such,” Young said. “We got a couple of blokes to forded the luxury of a full bench and more waiting for a game. the club earlier on for other “It was pretty remarkable reasons. for our B grade,” Young said. “He will be hard to replace “We really struggled last but it’s just something we’ll season, so hopefully we can have to deal with and work keep those numbers up this around.” season. Hard-working on-baller, “You’re only as good as Ricky Mackereth, has gone the next player to come in, back to Moonta, although Young believe the club had so if you’ve got a strong B grade, chances are you’ll have recruited well enough to Joel Wilson a strong A grade. cover his loss. After starting pre-season in early It is around the stoppages he hoped the Eagles could particularly improve February, the players have covered their fair share of mileage coming up this season. “We’ve been trying to increase our to round one. “Our fitness probably suffered a bit work rate and intensity,” Young said. “We’re also working on increasing last year, so we’ve tried to improve the pace at which we play and attack that,” Young said. “I’m really happy with Joel Wilson. the ball.” A recent trial against CMS Crows He’s lost lots of weight and he’s probat Port Wakefield, the first match to ably the fittest I’ve ever seen him. “It’s exciting for me, as a coach, to be held at the oval under lights, highlighted some areas needing attention. watch his ability to run and not stop, as “We’ve taken some things from that opposed to what he used to be able to do. game and we can work on them over “Generally, the fitness of all the the next couple of weeks,” Young said. blokes has improved too.”

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Recruits add bite to game plan TWO WELLS: LAST YEAR: SIXTH

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TWO WELLS supporters can expect their team to play a new, attacking brand of football this season. After a disappointing 2011, A grade coach, Mark Thomson, said there were two changes he would particularly like to see come the end of the year. “The way we play footy as well as the position on the ladder we hope to end up in,” he said. “I think we were a bit negative and too defensive last year. “We will be looking to attack a bit more and that’s mainly because of the people we have at the club.” Those people include the marquee signing of former Sydney and Sturt ruckman, Simon Feast, who comes across from Great Southern club, Langhorne Creek. “With Feasty on board now, he’s taken over a lot of the centre square and stoppages, so that’s one area in particular I think we will improve this year,” Thomson said. The Roosters have a connection to Sturt through a former board member, whose son plays at the club. “August last year, we decided to go out and ask a few questions to a lot of different players and Feasty was one of


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A grade coaching experience: Five years Previous clubs coached: Blyth-Snowtown

MARK Thomson instructs players during a trial game against Broughton-Mundoora.

and SANFL premiership player, Jared Allmond, also returns to Influences and inspirations: his home club from Just loves footy Woodville-West Torrens. Premierships coached: Inexperience may Two. have cost the club a few vital games last season them,” Thomson said. but the added maturity of “He acknowledged he Feast, Allmond and a handful needed to take on a leadership of other senior recruits should role, nothing official, but he’s address that deficiency. that kind of person, he knows if With another year under he has to say something, he’ll their belts, the young squad say something.” should also benefit. Former Two Wells junior “We had a game last year

where our whole team had an average age of 18 and a half and we had minus 13 points for the day, which is good for the club,” Thomson explained. “Now, a lot of them are in the 20 to 23 age bracket, they’ve played their 50 to 90 games and it’s probably time they really stepped up.” “We have a group of about 14 in that bracket, we’ve got Feasty on board, a couple from Salisbury West and Jared Allmond back, so they’re going to add a lot of experience.” “With that in mind, I would

think we would be a lot better than last year.” It has been a long preseason for the squad. “We’ve done a lot of fitness work this year, starting on November 28 for two nights a week,” Thomson said. “We’ve also applied a lot of game plan work on our forward structure. “Last year we covered a lot of defensive skills and I think we’ve got that aspect of our game under control.” Trial game form also outlined some areas needing work ahead of the Roosters’ first game on April 21. “Our fitness was very impressive but our skill level, for a quarter or so, let us down but you’ve got to expect that from lads who haven’t played footy since last year,” Thomson said. “Our main thing we’ve been worried about was our forward entries and that probably showed up in the trial, so hopefully we can address that over the next couple of weeks as well.” Dylan Wise, Theo Markou and Luke Godfrey are three rookies who can expect a callup early in the season. Until then, it’s just a waiting game. “They’re like cats on a hot tin roof,” Thomson said.

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APFL BRINGING some pride back to the jumper of Hamley Bridge Football Club is this season’s motto from Bombers A grade coach, Ash Barnett. The former owner of the local hotel has recruited strategically, targeting a mix of quality imports and former locals, who would restore a sense of self-respect at the club. “I think it’s been a big thing that’s been missing,” Barnett said. “At the end of the day, Hamley Bridge Football Club will be here a lot longer than the rest of us, so we want to give something back this year.” After six successive seasons sitting in seventh on the ladder, Barnett knows fourquarter efforts are needed to reverse that trend. “We’ve got to be competitive for the full game. It’s something we’ve lacked,” he said. “We also have to play a style of footy that will be competitive for four quarters.” While there has been an influx of talent, there were some tough decisions to be made at the end of 2011. “I had no input in the players who were here before but I’m totally responsible for any player who has come to the club this year,” Barnett said. “I’ve backed proven runners and the club may

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have fallen into the trap of recruiting mates of mates and as a result, recruited the wrong people. “The big thing this year is we have recruited some great players, so we need the locals to improve around them. “Doing the homework on the guys we did have here, it was my job to make the call and I didn’t think they were the right players for the club. Considering the loss of up to a third of the A grade team from last year, the club has countered those departures with quality recruits includ-


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and the commitment wasn’t there, so we put the acid on them straight up, if they were willing to put the time and effort into it.” It has been a gruelling time for the senior squad, including seven weeks of boxing sessions at the Northside facility. Hamley Bridge local and Central District assistant coach, Luke McCabe, has also helped in the pre-season. “It was sensational because guys of his experience don’t grow on trees, so we were lucky to have him

around the place,” Barnett said. “Hopefully we might get a game out of him, you never know your luck.” Barnett was impressed with the way his squad responded to the pre-season roster. There have been a few young Bombers pressing for a spot come round one. “Young Rhys Darwin, Kynan Hewitt and Sam Collins are three who stood out in the trial games, showing they can match it with the big boys,” Barnett said.

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BALAKLAVACLUB EXECUTIVES 2012 President: Angela Battle - P: 8862 1750 M: 0458 621 750 BALAKLAVA E: 1.45 A1 A1 3.00 A1 12.30 with President: Secretary: Angela Battle 8862- P: 1750 M:918 0458 621E:750 April Julie- P: White 0439 187 A2,2nd A4 12.30 JulyA2,28th A4 3.00 A2,14th A4 1.45 June E: A1 1.45 A3,ky A5 3.00 A1 12.30 A3, A5 1.45 A13.00 A3, A512.30 Ric Secretary: HAMLEY Julie White - P: 0439 918 187 E: 12.30 A2, A4 3.00 A2, A4 1.45 A2, A4 BRIDGE Pu nte r12.30 3.00 16th A3, A5 1.45 4th A3, A5 June August April 21stA3, A5 President: Judy McCabe - P: 8528 2161 M: 0414 249 525 HAMLEY BRIDGE E: 12.30 A1 3.00 A1 1.45 A1 4th President:Secretary: Judy McCabe - P: 8528 2161 -M:M:0414 249 525 April A2,16th A4 3.00August A2,21st A4 12.30 June A2, A4 1.45 Maryellen Shrubsole 0417 846 030 A13.00 A3, A512.30 MEDAL A11.45 A3, A5 3.00 A1PLAINS AE: GRADE PREMIERS FIRST TO LOSE THE PLOT 12.30 A3, A5 1.45PRODUCER 3.00 A2, A4 A2, A4 12.30 A2, A4 1.45 Secretary: HUMMOCKS Maryellen Shrubsole - M: 0417 846 030 1.45 23rd A3, A5 12.30 11th A3, A5 3.00 28thA3, A5 June April August President: Angela McKay - M: 0407 974 574 E: A1 3.00 A1 1.45 A1 12.30 HUMMOCKS Balaklava Bonnie - $2.70 Joel Montgomerie - $3June Hamley - $6 April fertilizers - M: 0429 273 E:Bridge A2,23rd A4 3.00 A11.45August A2,11th A4 1.45 Stuart 12.30 Gregory (HB) - $1.85 A2,28th A412.30 (M) 3.00 President: Secretary: Angela McKay - M:Nicholls 0407 974 574 E: 662 A1 A1 A3, A5 12.30 A3, A5 1.45 A3, A5 3.00 $4 - M: 0429 662 273 HWE Jared Allmond (TW) $4 Hayden Walker (B) $2.50 - $12 fertilizers Secretary:Mallala Bonnie-Nicholls E: 1.45 A2, A4 12.30 A2, A4 3.00 A2, A4 LONG PLAINS and rural supplies A5 12.30 A3, A5 Feast (TW) 1.45 A3, A5 3.00 18th Two WellsSusie - $4Speyer - P: 8527 2361 Simon -A3, 4.50 Brad Busch (APFL) - $4.50 United - $35 President: M: 0419 150 598 June 30th August May 5th LONG PLAINS and E: 1.45 A1 18th A1 5th (HB) - $4.50 3.00 A1 30th 12.30 Thomson (TW) - $5.50 Craig Taylor Mark - Whitwarta $8ruralRd,supplies President:Virginia Susie Speyer - P: 8527 2361 M: 0419 150 598 May Balaklava, ph (08) 8862 1866 A2, A4 1.45 A1 12.30August A2, A412.30 3.00 A2, A4 3.00 A11.45 June Secretary: Marg McArdle - P: 8529 2242 M: 0428 620 167 E: A1 Liam Whitwell (M) $5 A3, A5 3.00 A3, A5 1.45 A3, A5 12.30 Whitwarta Rd, Balaklava, ph (08) 8862 1866 E: 12.30 A2, A4 3.00 A2, A4 1.45 A2, A4 Secretary: Marg McArdle - P: 8529 2242 M: 0428 620 167 OFFICE BEARERS 2012 Valor A3, A5 3.00 A3, A5 1.45 A3, A5 Thach (HB) 12.30 - $6 E: PRESIDENT NETBALL SA DELEGATE: DAWN BUC July 7th August 25th OFFICE&BEARERS 2012 May 12th MALLALA CalebMay Howell A1 7th 12.30August A1 25th 3.00 A112th (V) - $61.45 July RSD 14a SA Gregor Road, Reeves Plains SA 5502 PRESIDENT & NETBALL DELEGATE: DAWN BUCKBY President: Jayne Brown P: 8284 8342 M: 0418 812 909 MALLALA THE Peckers go in favourites to go back to back this year, A2, A4 (TW) 12.30 A2, A412.30 A13.00 A2, A4 3.00 1.45 M: 0411 248 215 E: A1 A1 1.45 RSD 14a Gregor Road, Reeves Plains SA 5502 Hamley Bridge’s pockE: Lee Allmond $7 President:after Jayne Brown - P: 8284 0418 812 909few players vacating tasting success in8342 2011.M:With very 12.30 A4 A3, A5 3.00 A2,1.45 A2, A4 A3, A512.30 A2,3.00 A4 A3, A5 1.45 et-rocket, PRESIDENT CHAMPS REP: HOLLY M: 0411 248 215 &E:COUNTRY Secretary: Heaslip - P:depth 8527 7087 M: 0427 979 013 Stuart VICE Gregory, E: Matt Higgs (HWE) $8.50 the club, listTania stability and will be crucial once again. A3, A5 1.45 A3, A5 12.30 A3, A5 3.00 27 Short Terrace, Balaklava SA 5461 E: VICE PRESIDENT & COUNTRY CHAMPS REP: HOLLY COWAN Secretary: Tania Heaslip - P: 8527 7087 M: 0427 979 013 right, has a shorter fuse than July 14th May 19th Mallala were struck down with injuries to key players last HeathMay Pym M:Terrace, 0409 197 E:leader’s 27 Short Balaklava SA 5461 worst any 000 league E: 3.00 A119th(U) - $1012.30 JulyA114th a Lego man’s hand grenade. season, keeping blokes like Jason Earl and Brad Hardie on TWOWELLS SECRETARY: ANGUS 0409 000 197 E: A4 3.00 A2, A412.30 (B)A1-3.00 nightmare of SONIA having two A1 (M,V,TW,HB, Lachlan Michael $12 A2,Rick Shaw -1.45 With a better squadM:around President: Tanya Kentcoach - M: 0438 874 helm, 811 E: the field, plus a new at the could reinvigorate the TWOWELLS 12.30 42 Dublin Road, Mallala 5502 SECRETARY: SONIA ANGUS A4 A3, A5 1.45 A2, A4 A3, A5 3.00 A2,1.45 administrators leave SA before him, there is a slightly stronger HWE, U, B) $100 Joel Wilson (HWE) $12 Secretary: Goss M: 0438 785 416 E: A3, A5 President:Magpies. Tanya KentAlison - M: 0438 874- 811 E: 12.30 1.45 A3, A5 422131 Dublinthe Mallala 5502 Ph: 8521 M:Road, 0419 824 started. 554SAE: sonia.angus@health.s season July 21st - (B) - $200 May -26th chance he won’t have Secretary: Two Alison Gosshave - M:added 0438 785 416 E: Rick Lamond Any other player $1.90 Ph: 8521 2131flipped M: 0419 824 554 E: TREASURER: KERRIE Wells senior There is only so muchBELL time 1.45 3.00 JulyA121st MayA126th VIRGINIA his lid before 10 minutes into TREASURER: 39 EdithKERRIE Terrace, BELL Balaklava SA 5461 quality to a squad boasting tal-886 494 12.30 A2, A4 3.00 A11.45 A2, A4 1.45 A1 he can be up to SA his5461 eyeballs in VIRGINIA President: Barry Flitter - M: 0417 the first quarter of round one 39 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Ph: 8862 2398 M: 0407 720 028 E: kbe02930@bigpond. 3.00 12.30 A4 A3, A512.30 junior players. likes A2, A4 A3, A5 1.45 A2, President:ented Barry Flitter - M:Masson 0417The 886 494 Secretary: Lisa - M: 0430 192 014 E: stray and ComPh: 8862 2398 M: 0407 720 028paperwork E: in 2012. RECORDS OFFICER: ALISON BAUM 3.00 A3, A5 12.30 A3, A5 Secretary:of ruck Lisaveteran Masson -Simon M: 0430Feast 192 014 andE: munity Football Documents RECORDS OFFICER: ALISON BAUM Big Balaklava ruckman, 4 College Avenue, Prospect SA 5082 SANFL flag winner, Jared AllFOLLOWING last year’s upset victory to teammate Liam before he packs sads too. 4 College Avenue, Prospect SAthe 5082 B C1 is dueC2 D1 D2Hayden Walker, got close Ph: 8344 M: 0418 892 532 E: alison.baum@sa.go to 8296 CLUB NAME A1to A2 A3 A4 A5 Whitwell, CLUB NAME mond, will help considerably Mallala’s Joel11am Montgomerie to collect a ret- 9am B C1 C2 D1 D2 Ph: 8344 8296 M: 0418 892 532 E: One of the more famous 10am 11am 10am CNNA DELEGATE: TRACY ANGEL blowing his stack last season CLUB NAME cause. A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 CLUB NAME the Roosters’ rospective Plains Producer Medal11am in the same vein as Dane 11am 10am 10am 9am CNNA DELEGATE: TRACY dummy spits ofANGEL 2011 came Box 132, Kybunga, SA 5453 and if the umpiring frustrates Virginia are drifters from SwanBalaklava 2011. Box 132, Kybunga, SA 5453 X X X Balaklava X him enough, he’s a chance X X Xlast X X from two 443 coaches, Mark X Ph/Fax: 8844 3201 M: 0428 201 E: ktangel@bordernet X X X Balaklava X X in theXearly X Balaklava season, the 2011 grand finalists Some big nameXrecruits X also findXthemselves Ph/Fax: 8844 3201 to M:CNNA 0428 443 201 REPRESENTATIVE: AMY JORDAN Thomson Two Wells and get the ears bleedingCNNA and REPRESENTATIVE: go JORDAN will be hard-pressed to rebound market, ruckman Simon Feast finished second in the Great M: 0413 735 E:AMY Rian286Nelson, from Hamley X X X X Mallala X X X X Mallala X right over the top. X M: 0413 286 735 E: after two toughXgrand Xfinal X Southern Football X League Mail UMPIRE’S NICKY GRAHAM X Medal X Mallala X X seasonXaged Mallala X count last Bridge.SECRETARY: APFL president, Brad SECRETARY: UMPIRE’S NICKYMallala GRAHAM defeats in a row. 38, while Jared Allmond has plenty of ability. 3 Howard Court, 5502 They went head toSAhead 3 Howard Court, Mallala SA 5502 X X HamleyHowell’s Bridge knee Xwill X X X andXLiam X Busch has alreadyPh:suffered Hamley Bridge X 8527 2087 with M: 0438 131 656barrage E: richard.graham1@bigp Caleb Craig Taylor is a former winner of the award X a verbal followX X X Hamley Bridge X X Hamley Bridge X Ph: 8527 2087 M:APFL 0438 DELEGATE: 131 656 E: X go backXto back.X X Any Association Officer Beare be pivotal but the Rams, who Whitwell is at longer odds to anAssociation on-field brawl between APFL DELEGATE:ing Any Officer Bearer AUDITOR: NEIL VEITCH alsoHummocks have a good list and coach, Any other player is also a valuable option, with a huge X X X X X X X X Hummocks X their respective squads. AUDITOR: NEIL VEITCH Jared Allmond X X X Hummocks X X the mark. X Hummocks X out should still be around throng of talent notXmentioned above X also a chance to take Usually a jolly and jovial Hamley Bridge loom as a dark horse, as the Bombers are the league’s most prestigious individual award. chap, Thomson went so red X X X X Long Plains X X X Long Plains XX X X X LongaPlains X relatively unknown AX raft of players have X left but Long Plains X quantity. X X during the altercation, some the talent Ash Barnett has brought in certainly outweighs the club members nicknamed him ALLMOND PLAYS XXALLXXGAMES XX TwotoWells X Two Wells X X Two Wells X XX losses date. X X XX Two Wells XX the “Human Thermometer”. Hummocks-Watchman Eagles may struggle to cover the loss General Transport &NelFertilizer S With Gypsum his antagonist, General Transport Gypsum & Fertilizer Spreading Mallala Balaklava Mallala of Tom Forrest and while you can expect Away them to beXcompetiBalaklava Yes – $2.55 No $1.35 X X X Virginia son, now coaching a Yorke X Livestock Transport Ready Mix Con X Virginia Virginia X X X season may take Away X Awayits toll on the ageing list. Virginia Livestock Transport Ready Mix Concrete Away tive early, the long Peninsula team, Thomson is Not a topic to poke fun at but Two Wells star utility, Lee United made the finals last season but it might be a long an outside chance to reach Allmond, is perennially injured. He still won the club’s leading year ahead for the Tigers after the departure of on-ballers, such heights again. goal kicker award after only playing seven matches in 2011. Lee Allmond Chad Spurr and Dylan Gillies.

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Round 1 Round 1 Balaklava vBalaklava Virginia v Virginia United v Mallala 14 April 14 April United v Mallala - H/W Eagles, Wells, Hamley Bridge Bye - H/W Bye Eagles, Two Wells,Two Hamley Bridge

Virginia v Mallala Round 2 Round 2 Virginia v Mallala 21 April 21 April United v H/W Eagles United v H/W Eagles Two Wells Two v Hamely Wells Bridge v Hamely Bridge Bye - Balaklava Bye - Balaklava Round 3 Round 3 Balaklava vBalaklava Mallala v Mallala 28 April 28 April Hamley Bridge v United Hamley Bridge v United (at Port Wakefield) H/W EaglesH/W v Two Wells (at Port Wakefield) Eagles v Two Wells Bye - Virginia Bye - Virginia Port Wakefield) Round 4 Round 4 H/W EaglesH/W v Balaklava (at Port Wakefield) Eagles v (at Balaklava 5 May Wells 5 May Virginia v Two Virginia v Two Wells Mallala v Hamley Bridge Mallala v Hamley Bridge Bye - United Bye - United

Round 5 Round 5 Two WellsTwo v Balaklava Wells v Balaklava 12 May 12 May United v Virginia United v Virginia Hamley Bridge v Eagles HamleyH/W Bridge v H/W Eagles Bye - Mallala Bye - Mallala Round 6 Round 6 Balaklava vBalaklava United Port Wakefield) 19 May Eagles v Virginiav United (at Port Wakefield) 19 May H/W Eagles (at v Virginia Two WellsH/W v Mallala TwoBridge Wells v Mallala Bye - Hamley Bye - Hamley Bridge Round 7 Virginia v Hamley Bridge Virginia v Hamley Bridge 26 May Round 7 Mallala v H/W Eagles 26 May United v Two Mallala v H/W Eagles Wells United v Two Wells Bye - Balaklava Bye - Balaklava Round 8 Hamley Bridge v Balaklava Hamley Bridge v Balaklava 2 June Round 8 Mallala v Virginia 2 June Two Wells Mallala v Virginia v H/W Eagles Two Wells v H/W Eagles Bye - United Bye - United 9 June ASSOCIATION GAME 9 June ASSOCIATION GAME Round 9 Balaklava v Two Wells Balaklava v Two Wells 16 June Round 9 Hamley Bridge v Mallala 16 June H/W EaglesHamley Bridge Mallala (at Portv Wakefield) v United H/W Eagles v United (at Port Wakefield) Bye - Virginia Bye - Virginia Round 10 Virginia v Balaklava 23 June Round 10Mallala v United Virginia v Balaklava v Hamley Bridge (at Lochiel) 23 June H/W EaglesMallala v United Bye - Two H/W WellsEagles v Hamley Bridge (at Lochiel) Bye - Two Wells Round 11 Balaklava v H/W Eagles 30 June Round 11Two Wells Balaklava v Virginia v H/W Eagles Bridge 30 June United v Hamley Two Wells v Virginia Bye - Mallala United v Hamley Bridge Bye - Mallala Round 12 Mallala v Balaklava 7 July Round 12Virginia v United Mallala v Balaklava v Two Wells 7 July Hamley Bridge Virginia v United Bye - H/W Hamley Eagles Bridge v Two Wells Bye - H/W Eagles

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United v Balaklava Round 13Round 13United v Balaklava CLUB EXECUTIVES 2012 CLUB 2012 Virginia v H/W Eagles 14 July 14 July Virginia v EXECUTIVES H/W Eagles BALAKLAVA Mallala v Two Wells Mallala v Two Wells President: Angela Battle 8862 1750 M: 0458Bridge 621 750 BALAKLAVA BALAKLAVA Bye - Hamley Bye -- P: Hamley Bridge E:Angela President: Angela Battle 8862 1750M:M: 0458 621 750 President: Battle - P:- P: 8862 1750 0458 621 750 Round 14E: vBalaklava Hamley Round 14Balaklava Hamley Bridge Secretary: Julie White - P: 0439 918 187 E:Bridge E: 21 July Julie Virginia v Mallala 21Julie July Virginia Secretary: White 0439 918 187vE:Mallala E: Secretary: White - P:- P: 0439 918 187 v Two Wells (at Lochiel) Eagles v Two Wells (at Lochiel) HAMLEY BRIDGE H/W EaglesH/W Bye United Bye United President: Judy McCabe - P: 8528 2161 M: 0414 249 525 HAMLEYBRIDGE BRIDGE HAMLEY E:Judy President: McCabe - P: 85282161 0414 249525 525 President: McCabe - P: 8528 M:M:0414 249 Round 15Judy Bridge v2161 Virginia Round 15Hamley Hamley Bridge v Virginia Secretary: Maryellen Shrubsole - M: 0417 846 28 July E: H/W EaglesH/W v Mallala (atv030 Lochiel) 28 July Eagles Mallala (at Lochiel) Secretary: Maryellen Maryellen Shrubsole -United M: 0417 846 Two Wells Two Secretary: Shrubsole -vM: 0417 846 030 Wells v United Bye - Balaklava HUMMOCKS Bye - Balaklava HUMMOCKS President: Angela McKay - M: 0407 974 574 E: HUMMOCKS Round 16Round Two -Wells v Balaklava 16McKay Two Wells Angela M: 0407 974 574vE:E:Balaklava E: Secretary: Bonnie Nicholls --M: 0429 662 273 President: McKay 974 574 4President: August Angela MallalaM: v0407 Hamley Bridge 4 Bonnie August Mallala v273 Hamley Bridge Secretary: Bonnie Nicholls M: 0429 662 273E:E: Secretary: Nicholls M: 0429 662 United v H/W Eagles United v H/W Eagles LONG PLAINS Bye - Virginia Bye - Virginia LONGPLAINS PLAINS LONG President: Susie Speyer - P: 8527 2361 M: 0419 150 598 Round 17Susie vBalaklava Virginia President: Speyer 8527 2361M:M: 150 598 President: Speyer - P:- P: 8527 2361 0419 150 598 E:Susie Round 17Balaklava v 0419 Virginia 11 August Mallala v8529 United E: Secretary: E: Marg McArdle P: 2242 0428 620 167 11 August Mallala vM:United Hamley Bridge v H/W Eagles Secretary: Marg McArdle - P: 8529 2242Bridge 0428 620 167 Hamley v620 H/W Eagles Secretary: McArdle 8529 2242 M:M: 0428 167 E:Marg Bye -- P: Two Wells Bye - Two Wells E:E: MALLALA Round 18Round 18H/W Eagles v Balaklava Lochiel) H/W Eagles v (at Balaklava MALLALA MALLALA President: Jayne Brown - P: 8284 8342 M: 0418 812 909 (at Lochiel) 18 August18 Virginia v Two Wells August Virginia v M: Two Wells Hamley Bridge v United President: Jayne Brown 8284 8342 0418 812 909 President: Brown - P:- P: 8284 8342 M: 0418 812 909 E:Jayne Hamley Bridge v United Bye --P: Mallala E: Secretary: E:Tania Heaslip 8527 7087 M: 0427 979 013 Bye - Mallala Secretary: Tania Heaslip 8527 7087M:M: 0427 979 013 Secretary: Heaslip - P:- P: 8527 7087 0427 979 013 E:Tania Round 19E: Balaklava v Mallala E: 19United v Virginia Balaklava v Mallala 25 AugustRound v Virginia TWOWELLS25 AugustTwo Wells United v Hamley Bridge Wells v Hamley Bridge TWO WELLSTanya Kent TWO WELLS President: - M:- 0438 874 811 E: Bye H/W Two Eagles Bye H/W Eagles President: Tanya Tanya Kent --M: 874 811 President: Kent - M: 0438 874 811 E:E: Secretary: Alison Goss M:0438 0438 785 416 E: FINALS Secretary: Alison AlisonGoss Goss- M: - M:0438 0438785 785416 416 Secretary: FINALS 1st September 2nd Semi at Hamley Bridge VIRGINIA 1st September 2nd Semi at Hamley Bridge 2 September 1st Semi at Lochiel VIRGINIA 2Barry VIRGINIA President: Flitter - M: 04171st 886 494 Semi Lochiel 8President: SeptemberSeptember Preliminary Final at at Balaklava Barry Flitter M: 0417 886 494 President: Barry Flitter M: 0417 886 494 Secretary: Lisa Masson M: 0430 192 014 E: 8 September 15 September Grand FinalPreliminary at Mallala Final at Balaklava Secretary: Lisa Masson - M: 0430 192 014E:atE: Secretary: Masson - M: 0430 192 014 15Lisa September Grand Final Mallala SECRETARIES & COLOURS


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SPORT v Bowls

Wooroora Championships AT the conclusion of a very eventful and close Wooroora Men’s bowls grand finals series at Port Wakefield on March 31, presentation of the WMBA Championship shields and trophies was conducted. Association president, Mike Rankine, opened the proceedings, thanked the Port Wakefield Bowling Club for hosting the grand final, and acknowledged association sponsors – Bunyip Print & Copy, CSC Risk Management Solutions, McArdle Pty Ltd, Ridley AgriProducts Pty Ltd, Schahinger Motors and the Plains Producer. The Plains Producer was particularly thanked for donating the individual Association Championship trophies for this season.

REPORT: John Glistak

n LEFT: Association Triples winners, Balaklava, with Plains Producer proprietor Andrew Manuel, from left: Barry Olsen, Steve Hawke and Jake Olsen.

These trophies and the Association Championship Perpetual Trophy were presented to the Owen Bowling Club for Championship Triples by Andrew Manuel, proprietor, on behalf of the Plains Producer. CHAMPIONSHIP FOURS Riverton – Leon Schwarz, Roger Aitchison, Ian Rowett, Andrew Clark (sk) CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLES Balaklava – Jake Olsen, Barry Olsen, Steve Hawke (sk) CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS Hamley Bridge – Andrew Lemmon, Paul Fritz (sk) CHAMPIONSHIP SINGLES Port Wakefield – Will McPharlin

n BELOW LEFT: Pairs winners, Hamley Bridge’s Andrew Lemmon and Paul Fritz, with Andrew Manuel. n BELOW: Fours winners, Riverton with their shield, from left: Roger Aitchison, Andrew Clark and Ian Rowett. Absent: Leon Schwarz.

Fun day of bowls at the Region 8 Championships THE Women’s Association Championships, along with the Men’s Open Singles were contested during the Region 8 Championships held at Balaklava on April 1. Men’s Open Singles Champion went to Will McPharlin, of Port Wakefield Bowling Club, who defeated Peter Thompson, of Balaklava, 25-9. Mike Wildash was the Plate winner. The Women’s Single Champion of Champions was Joy Milton of the Wooroora Women’s Association. Each Singles Champion won a game, but Joy had three shots up, Jackie Hayes (HHRWBA) -1 shots and Bev Schoenberg -2 shots. Pairs Champions of Champions were Sherene Kimpton (sk) and Jodi Kotz of Northern Light Women’s Bowling Association. These ladies had a draw with Wooroora’s Natalie Fyfe and Lyndall French, and a win against Hutt &

PAIRS Champions, Sherene Kimpton and Jodi Kotz, of NLWBA. Hill River’s Marilyn Brandt and Helen Ackland. The Regional Triples Champions of Champions were Barb Judd, Sue Willmott and Margaret Prime of North-

TRIPLES Champions, Riverton, from left: Barbara Judd, Sue Willmott and Margaret Prime.


ern Light. The team won both games, leaving Hutt & Hill River’s Carli Pontifex, Rose Goss and Diane Brooks the runners-up. Fours Champions of Champions won both of their games also – a fitting finale for the Two Wells team, representing Wooroora Women, as their club leaves Region 8 to join with their men in the Northern Metropolitan Region next season. Barbara Lee-Archer, Pam Prescott, Margaret Maylin and Margaret Gameau played well in both games. Hutt & Hill River were the runners-up. Daphne Kotz, Robertstown played in the Fours, her daughter, Sherene, played with Daph’s daughter-in-law, Jodi Kotz in the winning Pairs. Congratulations to all players on a great day of bowls. Regional Councillors thank players for their sportsmanship and humour on the day.

above: Region 8 councillor, David Lamond with Singles Champion Will McPharlin, Port Wakefield.

FOURS Champions, Two Wells, from left: Barbara Lee-Archer, Pam Prescott, Margaret Maylin and Margaret Gameau.

SINGLES Champion of Champions, Joy Milton, of Wooroora Women’s Bowling Association, with Region 8 Councillor Jill Ackland. Plains Producer, Thursday April 12, 2012

SPORT v District

Overtime thriller costs Plains girls premiership

n adelaide Plains Under 12 Boys, back from left: team manager Tania Heaslip, Bradley Brown, Sabian Bennett, Ethan Brownlie, Aiden Viney, coach Andrew Michael. Front: Cooper Allen, Karl Binka, Thomas, Isaac Pepe and Jack Heaslip.

Plains Under 12 Boys refine skills The Adelaide Plains Under 12 boys journeyed to Adelaide to compete in the South Australian Country Basketball Championships on 24 and 25 March. Although the lads only came away with one win, all players showed immense improvement as a team throughout the weekend. The first game was against Keith, and our boys started slowly. As the game progressed, the boys picked up on the pace and with Ethan Brownlie providing strong rebounds, points soon moved onto the scoreboard. CooperAllen showed great defensive skills, along with Isaac Pepe. Final score: Adelaide Plains 18 to Keith 38 The second game against Millicent was fast and tough, and although the boys were outplayed at times, they had no trouble moving the ball forward into the circle. Sabian Bennett provided strong defence and rebounding, but was soon in foul trouble. With Karl Binka rebounding and intercepting many balls, the Plains boys showed improvement as the game progressed. Bradley Brown defended well and made great position in the forward court. Adelaide Plains 11 lost to Millicent 52

After an afternoon break including ten pin bowling, the boys were hungry for a win, and Mt Gambier were in their sights. Jack Heaslip exploded out of the blocks and with his great court coverage and strong ball control, gave the Plains boys the early advantage.Aiden Viney came into the game, helping put the Plains in a winning position. With Thomas Michael driving and shooting strongly, the boys claimed their first and only victory for the weekend. Adelaide Plains 24 defeated Mt Gambier 22 Sunday morning’s final at the Dome brought both excitement and disappointment as our boys were outplayed by a tall, strong Keith side (who went on to win the grand final). Although the boys moved the ball into the forward court, their shots wouldn’t drop and the opposition rebounded most balls. Adelaide Plains 2 lost to Keith 57 A great weekend was had by players and parents, and the boys conducted themselves brilliantly and never gave up. Well done. Thank you to all parents who helped score, time and keep stats. – Coach Andrew Michael

NINE young Adelaide Plains girls headed to Adelaide in March, to play in the SouthAustralian Country Basketball Championships. Coming home short of a premiership by one point in an overtime thriller, each of the girls proved their determination and aggression on court against Eastern Hills. In the first game against Keith, the girls locked away a secure 34 point win, with Chelsea Selwood running her opponents down with her fast legs, and Kate Heaslip communicating well on and off court. The enthusiasm and energy remained consistent. In particular, the aggression and passion for the game was shown brilliantly by Tamika Gregory, . The second game saw the girls front up against Mt Gambier, proving to be a difficult match, the girls only coming away with a 10 point lead. Adelaide Plains struggled to match the physicality and tempo of the other team, as they had not yet adapted to strict district umpiring. Kara Binka and Rhea Lawless were the first two to adapt, even if it did take one of them an unsportsman-like foul. The team learned quickly how to harness and control frustration to manipulate it into determination, which won them the game 22 -12. For the final game of the first day, the Adelaide Plains girls were slowly losing their enthusiasm. In a game which was thought to be a tough game against Broken Hill, the girls came away with an easy 20 point win. Teisha Harkness was the power house of the team, sinking over half the side’s

points, with a total of 14. Her development over the weekend was outstanding, as she lifted the team’s tempo with her powerful drives to the basket. Emma Lane also impressed against Broken Hill, with her strong defence. The second day was played at the Adelaide 36ers Dome with knockout finals played. Lucy Dixon was the standout player, with her tight defence causing many turnovers. Her development also improved in leaps and bounds, as did Catelyn Harkeness as in the morning game against Whyalla – Catelyn put in a huge seven points for the team, leading the Plains girls to yet another victory, 26-18. The semi-final against the Riverland was won 24-9, with the girls showing consistency and development. After a long recovery session before the grand final, the girls seemed to be in top shape with profound energy.

After a long hard three quarters, the Plains girls were down by 12 with all hope of the gold medal being lost. After an awakening team huddle at quarter time, Teisha Harkness and Catelyn Harkness found strength to grab strong boards and fast breaks, sealing a draw to enter a gruelling three minute overtime. Losing by just one point in the last few seconds, each of the girls showed great improvement and should be proud of themselves to have been fine representatives of their association. In years to come, they could even be representing their state or country! Thank you to all parents and supporters for your commitment, and to team manager, Nicole Gregory. Some true potential is spread throughout the Adelaide plains – focus and practise will ensure premierships in the future! – Coach Brianna Wedding

n adelaide Plains Under 12 Girls, back from left: Kate Heaslip, Teisha Harkness, coach Brianna Wedding, Tamika Gregory, Catelyn Harkness, team manager Nicole Gregory. Front: Emma Lane, Lucy Dixon, Rhea Lawless, Chelsea Selwood and Kara Binka.

Northern Light Women celebrate end of a bowling era The NLWBA has had a busy March, with singles, pairs, triples and fours championships, final games of the round for the premiership and a fun celebration day for the association. Due to the formation of a new association for bowling clubs in Region 8, the Northern Light Women’s Bowling Association has held the last of its championships, and premiership pennants games under this current name. The NLWBA will be known as the Mid North Ladies Section, within the new Broughton, Mid North, Wooroora BowlingAssociation, and to celebrate the change in the association, a fun day was held at the Saddleworth greens on Thursday March 29, with 55 ladies attending, and playing a couple of out-of-the-ordinary games, and sharing a pooled lunch. Players were encouraged to come in either very colourful clothes or their older uniforms. Association secretary, Bev Schoenberg gave a short history for those present, noting the NLWBA started in 1955-56. Connie Haydon from Saddleworth club, reported that you needed permission from your skipper to take your hat off when you came in for afternoon tea. We have seen some big changes over the years in the dress codes and rules for the ladies for the association. Some clubs have joined the association during the years, and some

BELOW: Singles Champion, Bev Schoenberg.

PRMIERS Auburn Black,from left: NLWBA president Rosie Richardson, Jocelyn Macrow, Shirley Hean, Josie McDermid and NLWBA secretary Bev Schoenberg. NLWBA Championship winners for 2011-2012: Singles – Bev Schoenberg (Saddleworth). Pairs – Jodie Kotz, and Scherene Kimpton (Robertstown). Triples – Marg Prime: Sue Willmott and Barb Judd (Riverton). Fours – Coral Ruediger, Margaret Launer, Lyn Mosey and Daphne Kotz (Robertstown). Premiers for 2011-2012 are Auburn Black.

clubs have moved to other associations but it was lovely to have had good representation from the Eudunda girls, who now play in the Barossa association. Prizes were given for the most colourful dress of the day and the most authentic, and Lorna Sutton from Burra won the most colourful and Dallis Marder from Eudunda the most authentic, with the most badges and bars. President Rosie Richardson would like to thank all those who attended, it was a great success and many stories

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were shared with those ladies present, and everyone had a great time. The friendships that have been made through NLWBA will continue, and grow, in the Mid North Ladies Section. A bit of history The association was formed in 1955 and consisted of clubs from Eudunda, Freeling, Kapunda, Marrabel, Riverton, Saddleworth, and Tarlee. Matches were played in the afternoon and there was a charge of 1/- for afternoon tea, and affiliation fees were

10/- per club. Because of its central location, association meetings were held at Marrabel at a cost of 5/-. The length of bowls uniform dresses had to be 3” below the knee, and Saddleworth Club recommended that frocks not be more than 15” from the ground and sleeves no more than 2” above the elbows. Registration fees were 1/- per player and members were to pay 1/- to enter championships. Freeling Club transferred to Barossa & Light Association in 1963, and Marrabel Club went into recess in 1970, Robertstown were accepted into the association in the same year. There were 1st and 2nd Divisions with eight players per side and the cost of a biscuit afternoon tea had risen to 3/-. Dress length was now to be 2” below the crease at the back of the knee! (presumably no male umpires for women’s games in that era?). In 1973 Watervale joined the association, which now played 12 in 1st Division and eight players in 2nd Division. In 1978 there were 211 registered players in the association. Kapunda transferred to B & L: Association in 1980 and Divisions were dropped, and in 1981 Robertstown hosted the Silver Jubilee of NLWBA in the Town Hall with 88 players attending at a cost of $5.50 each. In 1982 there were 13 Pennant sides of 12 players, and in 1985 the rule of wearing stockings was defeated

and sockettes were approved. Hats had to worn at all times and ladies were requested to wear white frocks while serving food at tournaments. To alleviate heat stress, starting times for games was altered to 10.30am in 1986, (or was it so that they could be home in time to cook their husbands’ tea?) In1991 it was approved to wear divided skirts if made to a pattern supplied, and lined or worn with split slip and camisole top. Plain gold or silver single strand necklaces were also allowed to be worn. Mintaro were admitted to the association in 1996 with registrations now $2 per member and the secretary’s allowance $140. It was also decided to revert to eight players per side with 17 sides in the competition. During this era coloured tops and pants were approved and red cardigans allowed, and in 2001 shorts were now permitted. In 2005 Burra, Booborowie, Hallett, and Spalding were admitted when their association altered, and Eudunda transferred to Barossa & Light. The minutes reveal that a regular debate was whether finals were played, and conditions of the hot weather policy. The association closes with 15 sides, and 139 registered players and all clubs will become Mid North Ladies Section, part of the newly formed Broughton, Mid North, & Wooroora (BMW) Bowling Association.


SPORT v District

Successful season for Gilbert Valley Cricket Club

Publicans day out at Mallala n MALLALA Bowling Club hosted a Publicans Bowls Day on March14, with 24 teams from across the Adelaide Plains and Yorke Peninsula competing. Winners of the day were Nuts ‘n Bolts, from Two Wells, and runners-up were Mannum Hotel. Bowlers were entertained by a two-piece band churning out sixties music. n RIGHT: Hosts Bek and Dylan Stodart, of Mallala Hotel. n BELOW: Peter March, Dave Hornby and Brian Smith have a chat.

2012 Road Safety Ambassador United Football Club Ambassador: Richard Taylor

1. Why did you get involved with the Road Safety Ambassador role at your club? I got involved to make the younger ones aware of the risks of drink driving and get them to look out for one another. Younger people today seem more aware of the risks of drink driving than we did years ago. 2. What have you done so far in your role as Road Safety Ambassador? We have held information sessions after training, to reinforce the dangers of drink driving. We have tried to get across that a bad choice in a spilt second can lead to disaster. We are lucky that we have not had a death in the club, but we have seen other clubs which have, and not only does it impact on their families, but also the whole community. 3. What impact do you think the campaign has had on the club and community? If we can get across that drink driving is not alright and at least get through to one person, hopefully this will continue to rub off on other people. So if someone is about to drive under the influence, there will be someone there to step in.


Gilbert Valley Cricket Club wrapped up a exceptionally successful 2011/2012 season with it’s trophy presentation recently. The winners in each grade were:


Batting – Craig Mullins 394 runs, Bowling – Craig Mullins 30 wickts, Craig Marshall, Memorial Fielding Trophy – Max Hosking. HM McKeough Memorial Cricketer of the year was awarded to Craig Mullins.


Batting – Michael Day 354 runs, Bowling – Matt Kooyman 19 wickts, Fielding –

Patrick Callery. MW Busch Memorial Cricketer of the year went to Sam Goodfellow.


Batting – Chris Busch 851 runs, Bowling – Trevor Reichelt 24 wickts, Fielding – Josh Nourse. Trevor Reichelt was presented with the Nourse Family Cricketer of the year.

Under 14

Batting – Charles Rowett 244 runs, Bowling – Todd Griffiths 9 wickts, Fielding – Todd Griffiths, Coaches Trophy Jack Turney. Ivan Button Memorial Most Promising Under 21

Cricketer was awarded to Max Hosking . The club also inducted one of their long standing players with Life Membership. Robin Schwartz, a person who has given the club great service both on and off the field for 32 years, was awarded his badge. Well done Robin. Association awards were also presented, and players from Gilbert Valley finished in the top five of most awards. Two players to receive trophies were James Vandeleur, who won the A1 J Mosey Medal for the Most Valuable player, and Chris Busch who won the A5 Batting Aggregate.

Ladies open winter golf season

Balaklava Ladies president, Tania Allen with Summer Cup 2011-12 winner, Tania Matz.

Golf Balaklava men

Last Saturday, the Stableford Easter competition was played. A Grade was won by Merv Hameister (38 points), Doug Taylor (36) came in second, Callum Michael (34) third, then W Lokan (32), W Nagle (30) and visitor Brian Murphy 26. B Grade victor was Bill Berry (37), Geoff. Leo (36) second, Barrie Michael (33) third, then Ben Michael (32), J Curnow (31) and D Addison (30). The C Grade field was the biggest, ground down by Greg Sonntag (39), then John Michael (39 (CB) and Tania Matz (39). These three were followed by P Friedrichs (34), R Campbell (33), G Anderson (30), visitor Maureen McKinlay (27), D Goudie (26), M Smith (22), J Matz (29), then drama! - G Toms (DNF) and Tim Anderson (no card!). Birdies were struck by Peter Friedrichs at the third, Tania Matz eighth and Greg Sonntag eighth. NTPs were achieved by Callum Michael (second), Ben Michael (third), Greg Sonntag eighth, Brian Murphy 10th and Maureen McKinley 15th. This Saturday our Stroke off the blues takes place – Robert Hart will start, A Henstridge will be in charge of the bar. Sunday sees the first Sunday competition – gotta rush (whoooosh!)

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Ladies Golf results from Thursday April 5. The first round of the winter golfing season commenced on Thursday April 5, with a small field of nine players. A Stoke competition was played with drives on fairway counted. A Grade: winner M Hayes nett 77, second T Matz nett 76, third R Jenkins nett 78. B Grade: winner J Hoskin nett 84. C Grade: winner S Fredricks nett 87. Drives on fairway was won by M Hayes with 17. Thursday April 12 is the first Stableford round. Starters were C Redpath and J Thompson.

Hamley Bridge

In a Par competition played on Saturday 31/3/12 former club champion John Mitchell flexed his muscles eclipsing the field with magnificent +7. Vince Zito (2nd) Gary Woods (3rd) & Wim Van Pelt all carded a +3 with Wally Isgar, Roland Pawlak and Len Usher the only other players to finish in front of the card while Helen Bell and Errol Branson finishing Square. Ten other players did not make the cut. Birdies: Barry Schwartz 15th, John Mitchell 3rd, Vince Zito 2nd, Dennis Nation 15th. The nearest to Pin Prizes stayed with the club. Guest competitor Fred Hewett easily snatched the top step of the podium with 43 pts in Thursday’s stableford round, with Noel Stringer coming in second on a countback from Ed Manning both scoring 39. Other scores: Roen Cameron 38, Lance Hatcher,Vince Zito 37(all Prize winners), Ian Rohde, Rex Mortimer 36, Ron Smith, Wally Jackson, Len Usher, Bob Hinderwell 35, Doug Cooper, Bob Charman 34, with another 13 players not making the cut. Birdies: Rex Mortimer 4th & 12th, Ross Hienze, Roen Cameron, Noel Stringer 4th, Ed manning 3rd, Lance Hatcher 17th. Nearest to the pins: Doug Cooper 14th, Len Usher 9th and 12th. Last Saturday, 32 players attended The Mark Gregory Memorial day to honour the Late Mark Gregory, who was a playing member for over 70 years a club champion, Life Member and performing various duties with the club over many years. It was also the club’s opening day for the winter season, and members watched captain Leigh Durdin hit The first ball off the Number 1 tee before taking part in an Ambrose Competition. The winning Team Len Usher, Wim Van Pelt, Errol Branson & Doug Cooper scored a nett 54 3/4 and just managed to stay in front of 2nd team Leigh Durdin, Bradley Zerna, Bert Pearce & Dennis Nation who scored a nett 54 7/8 while third team John Mitchell, Wally Jackson, Sandy Jackson & Shirley Noble scored 55 1/4 nearest to the pins Bert pearce 7 Leigh Durdin 9 Kieth Kluske 12 Barrie Zerna 14 Ron Smith 4th. Special thanks to Ian Goddard for donating the sausages for the barbecue, and Ian Rohde for donating the eggs, Vince Zito for prizes, Dennis Nation and Kieth Kluske for cooking the barbecue and all those who brought salads.

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LOCAL v Living

The way We were


YEARS AGO April 2007

• Lucy Radowicz, formerly of Balaklava, blitzed the Lions Club Youth of the Year local and district competitions, going on to compete in the state finals.


YEARS AGO April 2002

• Owen grandmother, Barbara Muirhead, was preparing to embark on a solitary camping trip around Australia, deciding to sell up her hobby farm and begin the journey of a lifetime.


Living life at Inkerman wasn’t all bad… Heritage Highlights

The name Inkerman comes from the Battle of Inkerman, one of several well-known battles in the Crimean War – it was fought on November 5, 1854. Sir James Fergusson, who later became a Governor of South Australia, is reported to have been wounded in the wrist in that battle, during an encounter with Russian troops, while trying to defend the Grenadier Guards’ sandbag battery. The Hundred of Inkerman, in the County of Gawler, was proclaimed on May 22, 1856 by SA Governor MacDonnell. The Inkerman we know today is situated on Highway One, south of Port Wakefield. The nearest port on Gulf St Vincent was Port Lorne, which thrived because of the coastal shipping trade, when other transport routes were virtually nonexistent in the area.

by Norma Schopp

Schooling was important and records show a school operated from as early as 1879 (known as Inkerman or South Inkerman) – built partly by the local residents and partly paid for by the government. Despite a couple of closures, the school functioned for most of the time from 1879 until 1906. (Interestingly, in 1884 the Bowmans school was known as North Inkerman). After its closure, the Inkerman school building was used for dances and socials. The Post Office was opened in January 1881, on the corner of Pt Lorne road and Wallaroo track (now Highway One), with post-

YEARS AGO April 1992

• Catherine Heather Murchie, the author of poetry formerly printed in the Plains Producer, published a collection of her best poems in a book.

He also wrote: “Living at Inkerman is not all bad! Through the summer we usually get a breeze off the sea in the afternoon, making it a pleasant place to live. The rainfall is a little on the low side, but it is excellent early feed country, making it good for fat lamb production. The country does not need heavy applications of fertiliser and is light to work, making it cheaper to manage than heavier soils.” Today, there are still some larger farm holdings in the Inkerman area, as well as quite a few smaller hobby farms. With the upgrade of Highway One, commuting to the city and suburbs for work is made much easier and, as the traffic goes speeding by, how many really notice that Inkerman does still exist, albeit in slightly different form and character to that of yesteryear?

Talkin’ tunes with

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Diary& • Apr 13: Lutheran Paper Drive; Blyth. • Apr 14: Lutheran Paper Drive; Balaklava, Mallala, Owen, Pt Wakefield. • Apr 21: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Burra St Port Wakefield. • Apr 22, 27 & 28: Mallala Institute production. • Apr 27: Mallala Quilters street stall. • Apr 28: Balaklava Golf Club 100 Club. • Apr 29: Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir, Balaklava Town Hall. • May 1: Balaklava Ladies Golf Luncheon. • May 5, 19: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Burra St Port Wakefield. • May 9: Long Plains Red Cross morning tea. • May 23: Red Cross dinner. • May 26: Shamus Liptrot Bike Trail fundraising dinner.

master Michael Burt. In 1890 it became the Inkerman South Post Office, combined with a general store which also held a wine licence. The Post Office closed in 1915, but the store kept going for a while longer. Port Lorne lost its importance when the railway came. John Prime prepared an article for a local history book in 1985, writing: “At Port Lorne the water is no longer accessible to the public, being part of the Army Proof and Experimental Establishment. The buildings are in ruins. The Inkerman school disappeared during the Second World War, and the Post Office is waist-high ruins. The Church alone remains, a tribute to “the Glory of God” as the foundation stone reads, and a memorial to the pioneers whose faith and spirit led them to establish this place of worship.”




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NEWS v District

Local influence urged for Hamley plan “THE process of developing a concept for a preferred future for any urban place must be initiated and guided by those who know the place best - the people who live there.” Those words from University of Adelaide School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design senior lecturer, Dr Susan Shannon, reflect the processes at last Tuesday’s consultation session at Hamley Bridge. Wakefield Regional Council is utilising the university’s services to develop some form of urban concept design in anticipation of prospective residential growth at the town. Dr Shannon, fellow course director, Rick Atkinson, and a group of 15 masters students from the Principles of Urban Design course in the School of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design were present at the session at the town hall. Dr Shannon said the group are focused on finding out from the citizens of Hamley Bridge and nearby areas, what it is that they value most about the town and what they believe would make their town an even better place to live in. There have been two meetings with residents so far, the second involving all the student group, and the


Such examples of values/ issues raised against each theme is as follows -

• Environmental: Street trees and vegetation – pleasant place to live, need more. • Buildings and Heritage: Beautiful old houses – attracting people to the town. • Water and rivers: Water pressure problems- will they get worse with development? • Transport: Young people have no transport. • Infrastructure: Skate Park desired by some young people.

Student Chelsea Slagaras (centre) explains the community engagement process to Wakefield Regional Council acting CEO, Geoff Sheridan (third from left). ideas, observations and experiences that were gathered under several broad headings. These included environment, buildings and heritage, water issues, transport, infrastructure and community, which will now be collated and organised to inform the first stage of a concept plan for Hamley Bridge’s future development. “Those broad headings were distilled from the feedback at the first

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“At its core is a working relationship between community and professions based on mutual respect and trust.” Community members who could not attend have not missed out as they may go onto the “Planning the Hamley Bridge we all want” Facebook page to register their valued aspects of Hamley and what they would like to see improve. For more information, contact Dr Susan Shannon 8303 5490.





concept proposals.” On Tuesday, May 8, the students will return to Hamley Bridge to present their concept plans to the community and to find out if they accurately reflect the residents’ information. “This will enable the final refinement of the concept plans which will be presented to the Hamley Bridge community again,” Dr Shannon said. “This is a collaborative process.

meeting on March 1,” Dr Shannon explained. “At the second consultation, students worked with the many citizens attending to tease out their values and ultimately their desires with relation to these keys. “There were a number of values and ideas raised against each theme – the work of the students over the next four weeks is to make sense of the all the values and ideas to develop

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Coming Event Balaklava Tennis Club

Mallala Friendship Quilters Street Stalls Friday April 27

AGM Monday April 30

9am IGA Mallala

1008 1000

Wasleys Primary had its Sports Day last Thursday, on what was quite a hot day. Pictured here are winning team, Blue Gums, captain Josh McLean and vice captain Indy Symes.


To 9am April 10, 2012


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

Auburn Balaklava Blyth Clare 0.8 Hamley Bridge Hoyleton 3 Mallala Marrabel 1 Owen Port Wakefield 1 Riverton 2 Roseworthy 0.8 Saddleworth Snowtown 0 Two Wells 0.4

4.4 0.8 0.6 4.4 2.0 1.0 1.6 0.8 2.6 0.4

42.7 32.5 31.8 35.1 34.1 35.7 33.4 38.7 34.3 28.1 40.3 28.6 38.4 25.3 33.6

95.6 53.4 84.8 104.6 94.2 63.2 108.8 60.0 83.6 67.6 82.2

155.1 na 130.2 167.0 137.8 140.0 na 135.2 137.0 122.2 135.8 135.6 136.1 117.2 179.2

• Locally made handcrafts

All proceeds to Biggest Morning Tea Cancer Research

Clare UV ALERT 9:40am - 2:50pm Max UV Index 6 (high)

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7.30pm at the Sports Club All members invited to attend

Thank you


acknowledges the assistance received from the

GOVERNMENT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA (Dept of Families and Communities) and the

3 Best Quality 3 Best Range 3 Best Price Phone: 8862 1866 28


Contact Shayn 8862 1222

DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA (Community Partnerships Programme) to upgrade our kitchen facilities

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday Aged Care Electric Bed. Sleep Technology ‘Electrajust’ Mk5 fully adjustable. Massage capabilities. Brand new: still packaged. Cost $3800. (plus new walker; large button emergency phone; Care Alert included) Best offer 8520 2014 0466 273 602.

Clearance sale at Bookers of Bowmans, next to Balco’s new road. Iron, timber, plants, tools, trailer, mower and lots more. Weekends 10-5pm.

Daihatsu Charade CX, sedan, 4 door, 1983, 96,000 kms, 3 cylinder, manual, excellent condition, reg UFW 564, $900, Dublin 8529 2320 or 0409 494 635. Firewood $190 per tonne, free delivery or pick up Balaklava or as arranged. Mixed gum. Phone 0447 079 388 or 0428 811 874.

Firewood - cut $200 tonne. Delivered locally. Balaklava Museum. Phone 8862 1854, 8862 1139 or 0407 329 559.

Firewood for sale, cut weighed and delivered. Kindling available. Phone (m) 0407 896 159 (a/hours) 8865 2127 - Snowtown.

Firewood for sale. Quality split red gum $290 per tonne, 1/2 loads available. All loads weighed. Free delivery Owen and surrounding areas. Phone 0412 887 040 anytime.

Reduced Rare VY II SS Ute, 1 owner, 6 speed manual, only 85,000 kms, in quicksilver. Lots of extras, $19,000, reg no. BB681R. Ph 0417 567 148. Retravision - computers, cameras, iphone, appliances, Telstra dealer, air conditioning, wiring and repairs. Phone 8862 1552.

VN Commodore 1991, reg VTW 949. Good condition for age. Reg until June 28, $1,000. Phone 8527 8268.

Public Notice

CASH for cans & bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. Coffee Morning. Lutheran Church Hall. Short Terrace, Balaklava. 10am on April 17, 2012. Welcome to all men & women for fellowship.

ShareMarket. Start now and learn to make money. Phone 8862 1442. Email

Wanted to Buy

Any caravans wanted, cash today. Anything considered. Phone (08) 8254 2099 anytime.

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

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

Work Wanted

Shearing & crutching, general farm work or fencing. Phone 0478 017 628


Cock - nee (Taylor). Hadyn and Krystal welcome the speedy and safe arrival of their son, Albert William. A little brother for Xavier and Oscar. Born at Balaklava Hospital April 5, weighing 7lb 4oz. Huge thank you to Dr Nyoni, Roxanne, Judy and the awesome staff at Balaklava & Ashford Hospitals.

25th Anniversary


Gangell - Sonja is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Ilka May, March 13, 2012. Thank you all for your support, gifts and best wishes.

Whitehorn - nee (Franks). Andrew, Danielle and proud big brothers Benjamin and Joshua, take great delight in announcing the early but safe arrival of Chloe Maeve on April 1, 2012, 5lb 4 oz. Huge thanks to Dr S Lane, Dr H Lane, Dr C Munt and all the staff at Ashford Hospital.

Warren - Hewett Ellie and Jim were married on 11.4.87 in Tod St Uniting Church Gawler. Two daughters, four grandchildren and extended family later, still very much in love and looking forward to the next 25 years.

Coming Event

Coming Event

Closing Down Sale

Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir

➤ All stock, fixtures & fittings must go ➤ Save up to 50% Off

Sunday April 29, 2012

Balaklava Pet & Aquarium Supplies

• Admission: Adult $10, Student $6, Family $25 • Tickets available at Tads Embroidery

Public Notice

SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $90 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.

Sunday Social Golf Sunday April 15, 2012 12 noon shot gun start

• 18 Holes plus BBQ at Balaklava Golf Club • Members $10, Non members $15 • Enquires 0418 806 747


Winter Bowls Social Triples

Every Wednesday - Commencing on

Wednesday April 18

Annual Concert 2pm at Balaklava Town Hall

16 George St, Balaklava - Phone 8862 1022

Mallala Community Arts presents

Invitation to attend the NRM Board meeting

Matinee - Sunday April 22

• 2pm • Tickets: Adults $10, Child $7

Dinner - Friday April 27 & Saturday April 28

Members of the community are invited to attend the next meeting of the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board on:

• 7pm • Tickets: $35

Monday 23 April 2012 12.00 noon Lunch 1.00 pm

Tickets on sale March 29, 4.30pm at Mallala IGA

Board meeting

at the Northern & Yorke NRM Board office, 41-49 Eyre Road, Crystal Brook

Roseworthy Railway Club inc

For more information, please contact the Board on 8636 2361 or


11.30am for 12noon start

• Entry fee $5 • Come & enjoy an afternoon of fun • Pies & pasties available for lunch on order

For more information and entry Contact: Shirley Sanders: Phone 08 8527 2232 Helen March: Phone 08 8527 2042

Sunday April 15

Roseworthy Campus Mudla Wirra Rd (Wasleys Rd) Cove footwea red rm be worn ust on train



Please Note Date Change

Friday april 13 2pm - Blyth

Saturday april 14

8.30am - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala & Pt Wakefield

• Neat tied bundles but magazines & flyers separate if possible • No cardboard THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT

★ Blyth Cinema

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

• Our Idiot Brother (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Elizabeth Banks, Paul Rudd - Fri April 13, 8pm • Puss in Boots (PG) ★ ★ ★ ★ Thurs April 12, 2pm Sat 14th April 14, 6pm Wed April 18, 2pm -all Tickets $5 • Clare Valley Film Festival Selection - Tues April 17, 7.30pm • Money Ball (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Brad Pitt - Sat April 14, 8pm - Fri April 20, 8pm • Lion King 2 (G) ★ ★ ★ Animated, Tickets $5 - Thurs April 19, 2pm • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (M) ★ ★ ★ ★ Tom Cruise - Sat April 21, 8pm Tickets: • Concession/Student $8 • Adults $10 • Child $5 • Family tickets $25 (2 + 2) extra child $2.50

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Let us take you for a ride


3 Drinks 3 Ice Cream 3 Cooked BBQ 3 Trains running from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Birthday party & Special Events are welcome, contact Bob 8264 0449 anytime

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.

Situations Vacant I can work closely with my clients to find the level of treatment, care and team involvement they need to improve their health. With so many opportunities to experience new situations, learn new skills and master new models of care, every day is different. At SA Health, I can finish my shift feeling satisfied my career is on track and I have made an impact in someone’s life.

Enrolled Nurse Snowtown Hospital Job Ref: 501460 1300 882 992

...provide balanced care to every client


For Sale


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

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Coming Events (Regional Revival is an initiative of Balaklava Church of Christ)



Trades & Services Directory Lower Light

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Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

Everyone Welcome

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P: 0417 062 828


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


Main North Road, Clare Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195

Builder Lic: BLD 198762


Health Comm. Lic. No. 12

• Quality Marble & Granite Monuments • Additional Inscriptions • Renovations Equal to New • Kitchen & Vanity Benchtops • Factory Direct Prices • Country & Metropolitan

Factory / Sales

Trades & Services Directory

RLA 62833

Monumental Works





Sunday April 15

✤ Speaker Rob Lawson ✤ Lively Music ✤ Pooled supper to follow

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: FAX: 8862 1997

Sale enquiries: Kellie-Lee Cook & David Cook Ph: 8862 2047 Fax: 8862 1014 Lot 94 Dunns Road, Balaklava Craftsman built memorials ABN 89660399532

Harvest Ready Small Engine Repairs Fully Equipped Mobile Workshop Servicing All… • Chainsaws • Brushcutters • Ride-ons • Lawnmowers • Motorcycles • Water Pumps • Generators and much more…

Call Jason on 0408 599 923 Email:

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For appointments phone

8853 2088

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Nantawarra 10.11ha Stylish Farmlet! 25acs

Position Paramount! Easy drive to Yorke Peninsula pristine beaches, Clare Valley wine Region and only 120kms from Adelaide. R e n o v a t e d d o u b l e b r i c k 3 b e d ro o m homestead, ducted A/C throughout, kitchen/ dine area, open living lounge with S/C heating, main bedroom polished pine floors, tastefully tiled bathroom, laundry with terazo floors, sun room/ rumpus all with solar HWS and 9’ ceilings. Outside you have more with all weather entertaining area, enclosed dog kennels, poultry run, 5 paddocks with water troughs for stock, carport, work shop, double garage, cattle and sheep yards, shearing shed, a substantial implement shed, barn and hay shed. Mains water connected, rainwater plumbed to house and school bus to Balaklava, enjoy the good life and experience the great country at PGE 239396 an affordable price.

Price: $290,000 - $310,000


Wells, Lewiston & the  areas FREE QUOTES Adelaide Plains F: facebook/physioprime • All domestic & light W: commercial electrical work • Data, telephone & TV points

Ph: 0435 011 366 then call


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“Real Plumbing at Realstic Prices”

Home: 8862 1285 Mobile 0418 896 808

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Fast, friendly Mob. 0409 248 234service Fax. (08) 8523 3227 Splashbacks Windows Shower Screens & more Windows Mirrors Shower Screens

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Grants Glass & Glazing RLA62833 Grant McDonald Mob. 0409 248 234 Fax. (08) 8523 3227


356.13ha “Red Rock” 880.18acs • Only approx 20km west of Blyth; enjoying a 350mm rainfall • Fertile red/grey slightly undulating agricultural soils (568acs), balance strong grazing country • Affordably priced, mains water connected, cyclone & barb fenced in 5 paddocks • No extra expenditure required with only improvement being a 2 stand shearing shed & yards • Price reduced for immediate sale, tillage rights available, now is the time to buy! • Web Id: 403605 Price: $450,000

Elders Clare

Phone: 8842 2998 Rob Stephens 0407 715 862


RLA 62833

Salter Springs/ Balaklava 655.99ha “River Valley” 1621.28acs Outstanding Agricultural Property!

• Located in some of the richest soil structures in the Mid North • Sited only 100km from Adelaide and centrally located to major silo terminals at Balaklava and Dublin stock markets • Permanent Wakefield river frontage, springs, mains water connected and enjoying a reliable 425mm rainfall • Fertile elevated red/brown earth over clay soils to self-mulching river flats • Substantial structural improvements including circa 1925 sandstone homestead, 4 stand shearing shed and yards, large improvement shed, cattle yards and impressive sheep feed lot “Rivervalley” boasts min till, direct drilling and deep banding since 1997, a renown continuous cropped property producing high yielding cereal and legume crops. Offered as a whole or in 2 non contingent lots (lot 1 288.5ha and Lot 2 367.4ha) Registration of Interest (Unless sold Prior) closing Friday May 11, 2012 ID: 4165080

Elders Real Estate Clare Phone: 8842 2998 Rob Stephens 0407 715 862 Plains Producer, Wednesday April 12, 2012


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RLA : 230661


Hayfield Plains Hayfield Plains A established independent retirement A well

Feature House

For Sale Owen 16 Second St

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

Large Block of Land For Sale 1898m2




ONO Contact Peter 8862 2172 office or 0417 884 877

• Lounge with a feature central combustion heater • Study x2 • 4 bedrooms, one with built-in robes & ensuite • Upstairs main bathroom with shower & bath • Downstairs bathroom • Cathedral & raked ceilings • Unique design kitchen/dining with electric & wood oven





• Brand new home just waiting for you • Open plan living, raked ceiling • 2 double bedrooms, both with BIR • Carport, shed & landscaped gardens


10 Ralli Street



Renovate or develop, potential plus • Stone cottage • Need of renovation • 2 roomy bedrooms • Pressed metal ceilings • Basic kitchen • Block is approx 1012m2 • Central lounge - original fire surrounds

Balaklava 9 Harris Street


PORT WAKEFIELD/BEAUFORT $228,000 20 acre farmlet

• 4 brm brick home 1 hour from Adelaide • Open plan kitchen/dine and separate lounge • 20 acres ideal for the hobby farmer • Ample shedding, good location to YP & EP

Rental Properties

21 Yorsdale St, BALAKLAVA $300 p/week

Quality executive brick home set on large block. 3 BR family home inc. large family room with private pergola. Kitchen/dine with walk in pantry, breakfast bar and servery to family room. Large formal lounge, master bedroom has BIR and ensuite. Ducted reverse cycle a/c, carport for 3 cars UMR and manicured yards.

58 Edith Tce, BALAKLAVA, $180 p/week

Neat home in a great location. 2 double bedrooms with wardrobes, carpets & the main with ceiling fan. Spacious kitchen with plenty of storage & a new electric oven. Central lounge, bathroom has been updated & separate toilet in laundry. Low maintenance secure yard, with a back verandah and garden shed.

Address: 190 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453 | P: 8842 1154 | F: 8842 1273 | E: |

New listings required urgently to replace the properties sold recently



• This delightful stone cottage is in the centre of Balaklava • Side entrance hallway, 3 big bedrooms, pressed tin ceilings and a spacious country kitchen. • The main bedroom has an ornate mantel and French doors • There is minimal upkeep required • This cottage is cosy, but deceptively spacious.

• Frontage 37.7m • Bitumen street • Main water meter • Great location

NEW PRICE: $229,000


Please Call Sharon Quinn

Public Notice - Section 7


• Neat home on corner allotments • Open plan living with 2 bedrooms • Established garden beds • Carport & storage shed

on contact 8239 to arrange inspection All enquiries welcome, please9800 contact us on All enquiries welcome, please us on 8239 visit 8239 9800 or 9800 visit or

Balaklava - 3 bedroom home. Double carport and shed. Low maintenance well fenced garden. Phone 8864 5096

• Neat as a pin....ideal first home, investment or retirement home. • A lot of the hard work is done with extensive paving out the back in the alfresco dining area. • 3 bdrm home with BIR in the master. Renovated bathroom and open plan kitchen/dine & lounge. Nice fittings and fixtures • Landscaped yard with single garage, carport and rainwater. • Property rented until Feb 2012 at $205pw • Solid 3 bedroom renovated home • Renovated kitchen & bathroom • Outside there’s plenty of parking space, double carport • Established gardens

village with great community spirit, has one remaining spacious 2 bedroom home priced at $174,500

For rent


Excellent 1st home/Retirement Home


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

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



12 Baker Street

Great location and ready to go

• 4 Bedrooms • Stone Home • Quiet location • Large Kitchen • Large Lounge • Ducted A/C • Recently retiled bathroom & laundry • Recently painted inside


2 Virgo Terrace


Character & Location

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

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday April 12, 2012



Unit 7, 1 Charles Street

Low maintenance 2 bedroom unit

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

• Semi modern kitchen • Good size bedrooms • Ideally located

Balaklava $149,500 17 Kelly Street

Location & Great Investment

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

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

Vacant Land

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

For Rent

• 3 bedroom, Hoyleton $165 per week • 3 bedroom, Balaklava $200 per week • 2 bedroom cottage, $160 per week


• 58 Railway Terrace, Snowtown • 17 Roberts Ave, Balaklava • 14 Christopher Street, Balaklava

Balaklava $149,000 15 Short Terrace

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

The right price, in the right position and it’s priced for a quick sale.

Unit with heaps of extra’s and prime location

• 3 bedroom stone cottage • Car garage • Good sized block • Basic bathroom & laundry areas

Balaklava $230,000 29 Walsh Street

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

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

Balaklava $149,000

20 Kelly Street

Ideal investment or 1st home

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

RLA 150 881


Sport Plains Producer

other reports: P24-26

Val’s earned her stripes Not only will this Saturday kick off the 2012 local football season, but United Football Club will also pay tribute to Val Daniel, former canteen veteran. Val, who served the Tigers for almost 40 years, began in 1964 when Long Plains and Dublin joined forces to become United Football Club. In 1989, after 25 years working in the

REPORT: Sally Crowther

canteen, Val was made canteen manager. Mike Sharman, who has also been involved in the United Club for a number of years, believes even after her retirement in 2002, her standards are still being met in the canteen today. “She set many standards years ago, and until today we still thrive on them. “She always made sure there was hot food

available right up until 4pm, and our club was well known for never running out of food,” Mike said. An afternoon tea will be held on Saturday at the United Football Club, after the B grade match against Mallala. “We chose this week to celebrate with Val as we always have a great game and great crowd playing Mallala,” Mike said. “Everyone is welcome to come and help celebrate with Val and enjoy afternoon tea.”

Three times a charm

HOSTS, Bek and Dylan Stodart of Mallala Hotel.

Mallala Publicans Bowls Day n Report and pictures, page 26

PORT Wakefield bowler, Will McPharlin, has made it a season to remember, taking out the title of Club Champion, Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association Singles Champion and Region 8 Singles Champion. Will was named Port Wakefield Club Champion in February, after playing against three fellow club members...eventually defeating father, Greg, in the final by just one shot! This was an especially memorable event for Will, as it was the first time he’d won the title. “I was pretty happy to win (the Singles title),” he said. “Dad and I also won the Club Pairs’s the fourth time we’ve won.” Will defeated Peter Thompson in the both the WMBA Championship Singles (held at Riverton in late February), and also in the Region 8 Championships Singles (held at Balaklava on April 1). In an uncanny result, both scores were 25-9! Will was thrilled to win all three Singles titles, “I was pretty excited!” he beamed. n Read John Glistak’s WMBA Championships report, along with Region 8 Championship results and pictures, page 24

RIGHT: Will McPharlin, Port Wakefield, with his WMBA Singles shield and trophy.

First bounce!

12 page football feature n Starts page 11

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