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Country Health SA closes the wound on Balaklava surgery

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SURGICAL services at Balaklava Soldiers Memorial Hospital will resume next month, Country Health SA (CHSA) revealed yesterday. The announcement from CHSA chief executive officer, Professor Belinda Moyes, came yesterday – six days after CHSA revealed to the Plains Producer on July 4 – it had suspended surgical services at the hospital. That original statement said: “Surgical services will remain tem-

Les Pearson reports:

porarily suspended at Balaklava Hospital, following a recent statewide review of theatre and sterilisation services. “Surgery services were suspended on June 5 during the review and would now remain so until consultation processes have been completed.” Last week, the Plains Producer contacted Balaklava GP, Dr Tom Lemon, who utilises the operating

theatre for surgery and soon after, Shadow Health Minister, Martin Hamilton-Smith, regarding the surgery suspension. Mr Hamilton-Smith released a statement on Sunday, quizzing the State government on its plans for the Balaklava Hospital following the temporary closure of the operating theatre. It attracted widespread attention from various metropolitan media outlets. Professor Moyes contacted the

Plains Producer yesterday, declaring the surgical services would return to the town in coming weeks. “We got the review recommendations and have been looking at them, and in order to get things back on track and get things happening again, I’ve made the decision to get things going again in August,” she said. Professor Moyes said the scrutiny attracted by the suspension of surgery was misplaced. n Continued Page 10

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NEWS v District CAR CRASH RUINS MONUMENT:

Tarlee’s fallen digger TARLEE residents were saddened after their War Memorial Monument was destroyed in the early hours of Friday morning by a speeding vehicle being pursued by police. A Clare patrol was involved in the high-risk incident when they engaged in pursuit of a confirmed stolen white Holden commodore sedan within the Auburn area. Due to the speed of the stolen vehicle, police temporarily abandoned the pursuit but later located the Holden sedan after it had collided with the monument in Tarlee, which woke some locals at about 1.15am. The vehicle was embedded into the much-valued War Memorial. All occupants had left the scene and a search of the area by a police helicopter, uniformed staff and a dog patrol failed to locate any of the suspects. Police investigations continue. The monument was erected as a memorial to those who enlisted

from Tarlee for World War I. Later the names of those in World War II were added. Since its relocation when the Main North Road was realigned some years ago, remembrance ceremonies are conducted there by the community on Anzac and Remembrance Days. It is floodlit at night, sited in a prominent position and eye catching to everyone entering the town from the north. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council chief executive officer, Roy Blight, said council staff had inspected and assessed the monument following the accident. “It is a sad loss for the town as memorials like that have a special significance to the community,” Mr Blight said. The monument, which stood on council land, was covered to a certain extent by insurance. Mr Blight said the final repair figure wouldn’t be known until

SCENE of devastation after the Tarlee war memorial was demolished by a vehicle last Friday. INSET: The monument as it was. PICTURE supplied by local resident, John Tayler all assessments were completed and cost to council and associated community bodies will be determined once insurance comes in. He also acknowledged the monument was a significant centrepiece in Tarlee’s Anzac Day and Remembrance Day ceremonies and envisaged repairs would begin as soon as possible. “That is dependent on funding and access to the right technical expertise needed to do it,” Mr Blight said. Despite the monument being all but destroyed, he hoped the new monument would be the same design. Council would work with Tarlee Community Association to ensure it was replaced as close as possible to wishes of community members.

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Aged Care Association concern over reforms:

Funding cuts may threaten aged services FEDERAl government funding cuts could impact on aged care services in the region. Aged care service providers are very concerned the Federal government intends to cut care subsidies for elderly Australians in residential aged care facilties. The changes will affect people admitted to aged care facilities from July 1 this year – but any cutbacks could have an overall impact on services. Balaklava Mill Court Homes chief executive officer, Graham Ackland, said the changes had the potential “to cause some significant issues” in local aged care. “It is of concern to us,” Mr Ackland said. Aged care providers – including Mill Court Home and others in the region – could lose as much as $9,500 per person annually on new admissions. Existing residents at Mill Court are not affected as they have already been reassessed. But any person entering from July 1 will receive lower Federal government subsidies. At the centre of the problem is a proposed $500 million cut from aged care subsidies in 2012-13 – 10 times more than projected in the Federal Living Longer, Living Better” aged care reform package announced by the government in April. The package provides $3.7 billion over five years. It represents the start of a 10 year reform program designed to provide more support and care in the home, better access to residential care, more support for those with dementia and strengthening the aged care workforce. They are being progressively implemented from July 1 this year. But it has been revealed the government plans to “re-direct” $1.6 billion over five years from aged care subsidies Paul Carberry, chief executive officer for the Aged Care Association of Australlia – SA, (ACAASA) has writen an open letter to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, over the cuts. “Such is our concern about the detrimental effects these cuts will have on resident care and staffing, we have taken this step,” Mr Carberry said. Mr Carberry said details had emerged slowly since the policy announcement.

Terry Williams reports: “It was only earlier (in June) it became clear $500 million would be cut from subsidies in 2012-13 – 10 times more than detailed in the April policy.” At the centre of policy changes is the Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI), the system used by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to determine the amount of funding paid by the government as subisidies for the care of aged residents. ACFI’s objective was to better match care funding with the needs of residnets and to increase funding for residents with high end needs. It was introduced in March 2008, replacing the Residential Classification Scale (RCS), in use since 1997. ACFI assesses each resident’s overall level of need and dependency by assigning scores on various factors like pain, mobility, hygiene etc. The overal score determines the level of funding the resident is entitled to. However, based on applying new rules released by the Department of Health and Ageing, ACAASA raises the following issues: Mr Carberry said: “Put simply, the proposed changes will result in certain residents who enter aged care after July 1 – and certain existing residents who have to be reassessed – receiving lower scores than people with the same level of need who were assessed before July 1.” “A couple of key questions will now return lower scores,” he said. “For most residents affected, these lower scores will translate to funding losses of around $26 to $43 per day – or $9,500 – $15,700 per annum. “These are devastating cuts which will force aged care providers to review the level of service they provide. “As well, for 2012-13 care subsidy rates will not have their normal indexation adjustment. Instead, they will be frozen at June 30 level. This means increased running costs, faced by all businesses, will have to somehow be absorbed by the provider. Mr Carberry said the Department of Health and Ageing had forecast potential cuts to the industry in 2011 after funding had significantly exceeded forecasts.

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NEWS v Balaklava

Between the Rocks and a hard place

n VANDALS, FOUR WHEEL DRIVERS, MOTOR BIKE RIDERS AND OTHERS HAVE COUNCIL TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION FOR A POPULAR PICNIC AREA: IGNORANT four-wheel-drivers and blatant acts of vandalism by others are taking their respective tolls on Rocks Reserve, an iconic picnic and leisure area in the district, about 10 km from Balaklava. Ruts are forming in the banks of the Wakefield River, where people have been driving their vehicles up and down as an off-road playground, while some have also been driving on the riverbed. Public toilet facilities at the campsite were also targeted by reckless vandals recently, with hand basins and other items smashed apart. Wakefield Regional Council’s Central ward councillors, Maurice Tiller, David Lamond and Owen Chapman, inspected the site with chief executive officer, Cate Atkinson, last week. It has been an issue regularly raised by Cr Tiller during open forum and previous council meetings. He again brought it up at the July meeting, along with Cr Lamond. Mrs Atkinson was shocked to see the extent of damage. A request was made to the Plains Producer not to photograph the damage. “We want to make sure these sorts of places are here for future generations, so we don’t want existing users undermining what we’ve got,” she said. “That’s what is happening when we have illegal access to a lot of this area and damaging what really is a beautiful spot.” Mrs Atkinson revealed vandalism was a common issue for councils with such public facilities. “A lot of councils with these sorts of beautiful places have these issues

WAKEFIELD Regional Council CEO, Cate Atkinson, about to inspect areas at the Rocks reserve, with Central ward councillors (from left) Maurice Tiller, David Lamond and Owen Chapman. Les Pearson reports: and it’s not necessarily just the local community to blame, we’ve had visitors coming in here who may not respect it,” she said. “Signage goes a long way in terms of providing some historical context as to why the area is important to the community.” She suggested designated driving areas and physical barriers may aid people to utilise the reserve as it was meant to be used. “At the moment, we’ve got

people moving what we’ve put in place and the investment council is making here is being removed by the actions of other people,” Mrs Atkinson said. Council does have a $33,000 Natural Resource Management grant to use at the Rocks Reserve site but just how it can be accessed to prevent future vandalism is still to be ascertained. “I need to have a look at the application itself and then discuss it with the NRM board in terms of how we can use some of that funding for preventative works as well as the original intent,” Mrs Atkinson said.

“I am keen to discuss it with them and see what we can to do to provide physical barriers, particularly to these slopes to remove access.” The significance of the area was not lost on Mrs Atkinson, in only her first month in the CEO’s role. “It’s a fundamental part of the landscape and we need to protect our biodiversity and natural heritage,” she said. “The community has a close historical tie to this location and I understand why, it’s so beautiful, so our role is to ensure it is here for future generations. “We can see people are using the

area, which is fantastic and we don’t want to prevent access to the area. “It’s important we balance the activities of others with the purpose of the reserve and the purpose of the reserve is not a 4WD reserve, it is a picnic area and family location, and that’s what we want to promote.” All Central ward councillors agreed with Mrs Atkinson’s thoughts, including Cr Chapman. “As we travel around Australia, we enjoy visiting areas like this and I think it’s important we provide similar facilities for people visiting our areas, as well as local people,” he said.

Still more time to review marine parks THE full set of proposed zones for the state’s 19 marine parks have been released by the State government. This follows the announcement of proposed sanctuary zones in April that raised the ire of local fishers, particularly Port Wakefield professionals. The sanctuary zones cover about six per cent of South Australia’s state waters – but there are significant areas in Marine Park 14 stretching across the top of the gulf, between Port Wakefield and Clinton, plus areas around Middle Beach and other zones. The proposed zones were developed after statewide consultation involving key interest groups. Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Paul Caica, said the parks were critical to preserving diverse marine ecosystems.

“About 80 per cent of marine species found in Southern Australian waters are found nowhere else in the world,” Mr Caica said. “Only a small portion of our marine park waters are proposed as marine sanctuaries.” But at a recent Wakefield Regional Council meeting, Port Wakefield professional fisherman, Bart Butson, said the local sanctuary zones would drastically impact on commercial and recreational fishers and local businesses. Mr Caica said the draft management plans containing proposed zoning for the marine parks would be released for final public review in the near future. “Each of the draft plans will be accompanied by an impact statement outlining the likely environmental, social and economic effects,” Mr Caica said. The government statement released yester-

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Information provided by SARDI based on catch data from commercial fishers indicates an economic impact on the state’s commercial fishing industry of around two per cent GVP statewide (gross value of commercial production).The government claims this is well within a commitment to less than five per cent GVP impact. Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Gail Gago, said the parks were designed for “multiple use.” “The proposed zoning map clearly shows how we’ve provided for ongoing opportunities for industry and community use as well as conservation,” Ms Gago said. n A proposed zoning map is at http://saplan. org.au/yoursay/ For general information about marine parks and public review visit www. marineparks.sa.gov.au or freecall 1800 006 120.

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Hamley appeals - but final to Long Plains THE second semi final of the Adelaide Plains Football and Netball Associations will be held at Long Plains. APFL president, Brad Busch, confirmed the change of venue after Hamley Bridge was stripped of the invitation to host the final after ignoring a league directive earlier this year by playing Kirk Heberle, against advice from the league. Aside from losing the invitation to host the second semi, the club also received a $2000 suspended fine and Heberle was forced to sit out one match. Hamley Bridge Football Club appealed the decision at an independent tribunal on Wednesday night, to no avail. HBFC president, Newton Lines attended

the appeal, along with fellow club delegates, Craig Schahinger and Judy McCabe. “The independent tribunal sat and both sides convened but the penalty stayed the same,” Mr Busch said. “The biggest thing is the club technically shouldn’t have had the right to appeal the decision but the league wanted closure on the issue and we wanted Hamley Bridge to

know we were interested in having the issue resolved.” Mr Lines said a lot of the club’s arguments were dismissed as ‘mitigating evidence’. He presented cases for both the community centre and the netball club, as they were being unfairly punished as a result of the actions of the footy club. “It wouldn’t be much but the community centre would have made some income out of this (hosting the second semi final),” Mr Lines said. “This whole issue has been terribly divisive as much as anything else.” His main argument has always been the time it took for the league to inform the club of Heberle’s unavailability, which was six

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days after the training on June 7, left the club little time to assess its options. The club has long argued Heberle should never have been suspended in the first instance. The proceedings at the appeal hearing did little to appease Mr Lines’ feelings about the issue. “To me, it was a joke, I was just livid,” he said. “I was going to resign over it, I was thinking ‘how can I continue to deal with this?’ “When I got out to training though, and saw the kids out there on the oval, I thought I have got to stick at it for the kids. “At the end of the day, it’s country footy, the sun will come up in the morning and we’ll all get on with it.”

A MALLALA man sustained serious internal injuries after the car he was driving struck a stobie pole at about 5.30pm on Wasleys road, Redbanks, just outside of Mallala, on Friday, June 29. Police are yet to determine what direction the 38-year-old’s 1998 Mitsubishi Sedan was travelling when it struck the pole and rolled. The man was able to extract himself from the wreckage and he was found by a passerby soon after. He was then taken to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. As a result of the collision, a large portion of the Mallala township lost power for several hours until it was restored in the early hours of Saturday morning. MALLALA • EGGS were thrown on a vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of a home on Balaklava Road, Mallala on July 1. LEWISTON • BETWEEN July 3 and 4, entry was gained to a house on Gawler River Road, Lewiston, by smashing the rear window. A saddle, spurs and bridle were stolen. STOCKPORT • A 40-year-old Stockport man was arrested for aggravated assault, which occurred on July 7. It is alleged he assaulted a person known to him after a verbal altercation. He will appear in the local magistrates court at a later date. RIVERTON • GAWLER Police arrested both a 28-yearold Gawler East man and a 26-year-old man from Riverton for warrants on July 3. • A 25-year-old man from Rhynie was arrested by Riverton Police on Thursday, July 5, and charged with alleged aggravated assault, after police attended a domestic incident in Rhynie. The man was bailed to appear in court at a later date.

WE HEARD! n What’s black and white and red (with embarrassment) all over? We’ve all heard of a pub with no beer, but what about a post office with no stamps? A local postmaster was caught short last week when a customer wanted a stamp and there were none in his drawers! As luck would have it, the customer was none other than the local policeman, who showed no sympathy, telling everyone who would listen. The postmaster was so enveloped in his shame, he closed the doors and had a very long lunch. Hopefully there was beer in his local pub. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 11, 2012


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The Community Library is having a second-hand book sale until Friday. Due to school holidays, library opening hours have changed slightly, so check before visiting. Snuggle up by the fire with a book on chilly days! Mallala

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Congratulations to former primary school principal David Arthur, who has been nominated for a Pride of Australia medal in the Inspiration category. David was nominated by daughter, Jodie Wilson, for being inspirational in teaching, swimming instruction and community work.

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All rural women are invited to the annual Women’s Camp on August 17-19 at Emmaus Campsite, Halbury. It’s an opportunity for women of all ages to be encouraged and inspired, while enjoying a weekend of fellowship and worship, hearing the journeys of four local women. The camp is an initiative of the combined churches of Balaklava. Contact Eleanor on 8862 2477 or Merridy on 0427 532 007 for details.

Keith honoured

snowtown Snowtown Lions Club President, Alan Large, presented awards and certificates to members recently. But there was a big surprise for member Keith Welke, who was presented with The Melvin Jones Award, the highest achievement award a person can receive in Lions. Keith has served Lions for 34 years, holding various executive positions in the club, while working tirelessly for the community. Dublin

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Did you know family history and genealogy are becoming some of the most popular hobbies around the world? Family history is the second biggest subject on the web with sites receiving billions of hits per year. National Family History Week, an initiative of AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations), will run from July 27 to August 5. As part of this week, Dublin History Group is holding a workshop titled “Preserving your Family Photo History” on July 29.

This free workshop will run from 1.30 to 3.30pm. If any other groups are holding Family History week events, please let me know. Brinkworth

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Mark your diaries. The Annual Wine Tasting Smorgasbord is on July 28 from 7pm to 1am in the hall. Tickets are $80 a double/$50 single and band “Paul Jam” will keep you entertained. • And August 17 the pre-school quiz and curry night will be held at the hall. Banana Leaf, a leading Indian restaurant from Adelaide, will prepare the meals.

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Holiday recipe for your young ‘masterchef’ Riverton Here’s something for all of the young aspiring chefs out there. The RSMU Netball Club is holding a Junior Masterchef inspired cooking challenge tomorrow (Thursday). It will be at the High School Home Ec room, and is suitable for children aged 8-14 years. For more details or bookings, email Temika at temikakim@bigpond.

com. But hurry, it’s on tomorrow! • Riverton Community Management Committee (RCMC) is holding its AGM on August 7 at 7pm in the RSL rooms. The group is looking for new faces, new ideas or ways to improve the town, so put this date in your diaries. It’s not a fundraising committee, just a group interested in what happens in the town. Go along and have some input. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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CENSUS SNAPSHOT

MALLALA Sally Crowther continues our focus on local towns:

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t appears not much has changed in Mallala’s statistics over the last five years, with the recent findings of the 2011 Census showing the town’s population has grown by just 14 people since it was last recorded in 2006 at 1033 people. The percentages in age groups has not altered dramatically, with the five to 14 year olds dropping two per cent to 13 per cent in 2011, making 137 young people in the town. The category of 25 to 54 has increased two per cent rising from 37.9 per cent in 2006. The 55 to 64-year-old category has also grown, rising two per cent to make up 11.9 percent in 2011. The median age in Mallala is 41.

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same at 46.6 per cent. One parent families also remained the same at 11.9 per cent. What has changed however is the percentage of couples without kids, decreasing more than one per cent to 41.7 percent in 2011. While only slight, the findings also reveal there are less married couples than recorded in 2006, dropping from 54 per cent to 53.5 per cent. Median age of married people is 52 years. With the percentage in marriages dropping, so has the percentage in separated and divorced people in the town, dropping nearly one per cent to 9.8 per cent in 2011, and making up 83 people of the population. More Australian-born residents have made their way into the town with 89.6 per cent and 939 in the town compared to 912 five years ago.

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Religion appears on the decline in Mallala, with 25 extra people signing themselves up to the ‘no religion’ category, adding to the 294 recorded in 2006. And with more people turning to no religion, this has affected in particular the Uniting church, which has lost 28 people since 2006 to record 234 last year. Something that has changed considerably since 2006 is the median individual wage, rising from $409 per week to $544, but this is still lower than the National median individual weekly wage of $577.

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NEWS v District

There’s no bias as our Annabel comes home for a chat at the bowling club ...

REPRESENTATIVES from Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) Yorke and Mid North Regional Development Australia and SAWater met yesterday (Tuesday) to map out a project management approach for the future construction of the pipeline from the Upper Wakefield Storage to Port Wakefield. It was the first of what is expected to be many meetings between the three organisational bodies to provide a direction for the biggest project in the district for some time. WRC chief executive officer, Cate Atkinson, RDA representatives, CEO Kelly-Ann Saffin and economic development officer, Saideh Kent, and SA Water’s Linda Hampton, were part of the discussions held at the SA Water head office in Adelaide. Mrs Atkinson said Mrs Hampton was a major contributor to the project’s funding application, which successfully attracted a $10.3 million grant, announced last week. “She was instrumental in putting the application together, along with (former WRC acting CEO) Geoff Sheridan,” Mrs Atkinson said. Given the early stages of the project, there are few details sur-

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ove over Masterchef! ABCs chief on-line political reporter and host of her own cooking show “Kitchen Cabinet”, Annabel Crabb, is visiting Two Wells Bowling Club tomorrow at 2pm (Thursday), to give her audience an insight of her life since leaving the Lower Light district. Earlier this year, Annabel combined her love of cooking, stemmed from her mother Christobel’s love of cooking, with political journalism to host her own television show on ABC. Annabel takes viewers into the homes and hearts of politicians, and says “The best stories are told over dinner”. The popular show, now filming its second series, recently had Annabel travel to Northern Territory to meet with National Party Senator, Nigel Scullion. His recipe for the show was chilli crabs, but first the pair had to catch them. With many childhood memories of crabbing at Lower Light beach with her father Mac, Annabel was more than willing and able to help Nigel catch the huge mud crabs and cook them up, on the beach, for a delicious feast. Trudging in the mud searching for crabs is a far cry from interviewing politicians and reporting on elections. Annabel grew up at Lower Light, where her parents still live, and attended Two Wells Primary School. She was awarded an academic scholarship to attend Wilderness College from Year 8 as a weekly boarder. After completing secondary schooling, she went to university to study a Bachelor of both Arts and Law. While she loved the studying side of law- reading and learning about case law, history of and patterns set for our current laws, and ancient criminal laws pivotal to law today, Annabel didn’t really think practicing law was going to be “her thing”. In 1997, a friend from uni, Chloe Fox (now SA Minister for Transport Services), was working at the Advertiser and encouraged Annabel to apply to

Government too and said it was interesting to observe people’s actions and emotions on sensitive local issues, but it also gave her an understanding on what motivates people. Annabel also worked in London for a few years, reporting on British politics, which she really enjoyed. In 2008, Annabel was in America during the Presidential campaign, and was there on the night President Obama won the election. In 2011, Annabel was 5 E TAK awarded an Eisenhower Louise Michael Fellowship and spent almost three months on email: louise@ an exchange in America. plainsproducer.com.au The Eisenhower committee, a non-profit and nonpartisan organisation, was created in honour of President Dwight D Eisenhower join the political team. She helped put together the for his contribution to humanity State election liftout and then as a soldier, statesman and world worked with the likes of Greg leader. The committee identiKelton “in the dungeons” of State Parliament House, often fies mid-career professionals working hours from 8.30am from around the world, who have demonstrated significant to 3am. Annabel covered the Legisla- achievement and are poised to tive Council amendments, and assume positions of substantial was there when Nick Xenophon influence in their professional was elected. Her law degree fields. Amongst other things, it has helped enormously as An- enhances leadership skills and nabel finds it easy to read and deepens global perspectives. Annabel loves her work, has understand legislation and the Constitution, something “eve- travelled the world, and written two books covering events withryday people” can’t do. Annabel worked for the Ad- in the Australian Labor Party. But she is brought back to vertiser while based in Canberra, covering elections, the end of earth at home with her and John Howard’s Government, husband, media lawyer Jeremy and negotiation of the GST, but Storer, two young children, also enjoyed the more ‘relaxed Audrey and Elliott, and another side’, reporting on the Sydney baby due in December, also wanting her attention, and of Olympics. She has worked in Local course, her home-made cooking! the paper for a cadetship. She did just that, and was awarded the last available position. With no journalistic experience, Annabel started writing sections such as shipping and airline times, radio program listings and even bingo numbers. She then did the police rounds stories, and after 6-8 months of constant nagging, managed to

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rounding the pipe’s construction to be determined. “There’s nothing in concrete at this stage,” Mrs Atkinson said. She hoped to have more of an idea regarding when the State government’s contribution for the project will be approved by Cabinet in the near future but envisaged a cautious approach would be taken in coming months. “We’re not about to necessarily rush into such a big project without looking at all the aspects the project management could have,” Mrs Atkinson explained. Of these aspects, the biggest hurdle, in her opinion, was the delivery of labour, equipment and the pipe’s infrastructure, in the right order, on time and ready to build. Mrs Atkinson added establishing a project management team would be the first major step before determining a time frame for the execution of the project. Given her role as WRC CEO is a busy one alone, Mrs Atkinson believed a project management team would play a huge role in allowing her to continue working in her current capacity, while keeping the project moving. “That’s the beauty of a project management team and we will establish who is on that early on in the process,” she said.

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NEWS FEATURE v HEALTH

It’s sneaky, subtle and in your town right now! shocking regional diabetes statistICs:

Percentage of population registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme National average - 5.2 per cent

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DIABETES has a staggering effect on the local area and is extremely prevalent throughout the district, making education and understanding of the disease extremely important. Lower North Health Services diabetes educator, Chris Lester has been a full time diabetes educator for about 15 years. Her role is pivotal in a regional area where the disease, whether it be Type 1, Type 2 or gestational, is far too common. “I help people with understanding what the disease is and what to do in regards to managing it and why that works,” Chris explained. Such education includes basic dietary information, helping people monitor their glucose levels and understanding medication. “It’s about giving them the tools to help them manage their diabetes,” Chris said. She has an extensive region to cover, including major centres Clare, Balaklava, Burra, Snowtown, Hamley Bridge, Mallala and Riverton.

5.8 per cent

8.4 per cent of Balaklava

and the surrounding community are registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme. Diabetes educator, Chris Lester

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According to National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) statistics, 8.4 per cent of Balaklava and the surrounding community’s population are registered with the NDSS.The Wakefield Council Area is slightly lower, at 7.3 per cent. Balaklava’s 8.4 is more than three per cent higher than the national average of 5.2 per cent. Chris said the alarming figure was around the mark. “Not everyone with diabetes registers with the NDSS, although I certainly encourage them to do that and I would say 99 per cent of customers would do it,” she said. “How accurate that data is, really depends on how many people are registered but I would say if it was me registering them, it’s probably pretty accurate.” Chris said the need to have diabetes educators in rural areas was identified a few years ago because of the importance of education and understanding for those with the disease. “There are educators right across the state who all work in different full-time equivalents,” she said. “My role involves seeing people to give them information on how to manage their own diabetes with the health team, including the GP, dietician, podiatrist, maybe social workers, physiotherapists,” Chris said. However, her role also extends beyond solely dealing with people with diabetes. “I can talk to groups about prevention, risk factors or awareness of diabetes and how to go about getting checked,” Chris said. “I do support with teachers who work with children with diabetes at the school. “In Clare, we run a group for pre-diabetics, which is where their glucose levels are elevated but they haven’t quite got diabetes yet. “That’s a really good time to catch people and see if they can make some changes before they get diabetes. “I also get phone calls from clients to ask about various issues and they don’t have to go to the GP for it. I work really closely with GPs too.” Considering the high percentage of locals with some form of diabetes, her presence in the district has added significance but Chris could not explain the three per cent discrepancy against the national average What she could divulge is the vast changes in diabetes treatment and education in recent years. With GPs now pre-diagnosing diabetes and associated symptoms and more awareness now out there, there has been a concerted effort to address the issue. “There’s also lots of programs happening in schools at the moment, which is really important,” Chris said. It’s a great place to start with the seemingly scant regard for diabetes in the public eye. “I think what happens with diabetes is you don’t feel unwell, so it’s not worrying you, why should you worry about it?” Chris said. “The biggest issue is they’re not seeing the seriousness of picking up someone nice and early. “Because it is so sneaky and subtle, if they don’t keep their tabs on it, it can get away from them.” Advances in medication and understanding have also been huge. Certainly, they have both come a long way,” Chris said. “New insulin has made a big difference to people and their acceptance of going onto insulin and they’re starting insulin earlier. “Monitoring is so much more simple. The tools to manage diabetes have made huge advances compared to 20 years ago. “That’s medication, the whole works.” Managing the health issues directly related to diabetes also comes at a cost. “The health dollars spent on diabetes is huge, just trying to keep people out of hospital,” Chris said. She extensively praised the work of local health professionals in the Lower North team and the way they work together. “The cohesiveness of what we call the diabetes team, we all work really closely together, which a lot of other health services haven’t got, so we’re very lucky,” Chris said. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 11, 2012


NEWS FEATURE v HEALTH IT’S National Diabetes Week and reporter Les Pearson explains the factors relating to the cause of diabetes and its impact on your health once it is diagnosed. Check the symptoms listed below and consult your doctor if you show any signs

Detecting n Reduce your weight n Reduce your risk

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ITH a high percentage of the local population registered with the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), the chemist has a vital role to play in catering for the health care needs of the district. Given the prevalence of diabetes, not just locally, but nationally as well, chemist Gus Difwani said staff were well versed on providing information to both diabetic and non-diabetic customers. “The biggest cause of blindness in this country is diabetes,” Mr Dwifani said. “It is one of the biggest causes of mortality in this country, and morbidity too.” To mark National Diabetes Week, Balaklava Chemplus is hosting an information day on Friday. Each person receives about 15 minutes where all facets of diabetes, whether information about the disease or treatment of it, are thoroughly explained. Mr Difwani said the sessions were completely booked out but he was happy to run through some of the information that will be discussed on the day. To understand the way diabetes works, he started with a simple breakdown of how the body uses food to provide energy. “You eat your chips, starch, whatever, and it goes into the stomach and the liver,” Mr Difwani said. “From there, the liver breaks down the starches and carbohydrates into glucose. “The glucose is then released into the blood and it’s used as fuel or energy for the body. “The amount of glucose in the blood depends on what you’ve eaten.” Having too much sugar in the blood for long periods of time can cause serious health problems, including damage to blood vessels that supply blood to vital organs, which can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke, kidney disease, vision problems, and nerve problems. “What keeps the glucose down is actually a hormone called insulin, produced by the pancreas,” Mr Dwifani continued. “The level of insulin is high if you have just eaten, and much lower if you haven’t. “Therefore, it acts as a mechanism there, which moderates that

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n type 2 diabetes, many people have no symptoms at all, while other signs can go unnoticed and mistaken as part of “getting older’. Common symptoms can include: increased thirst, frequent urination, feeling tired and lethargic, always feeling hungry, having cuts that heal slowly, itching, skin infections, blurred vision, gradually putting on weight, mood swings, headaches, feeling dizzy, leg cramps.

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ymptoms are often sudden and can be life threatening if not treated. They can include: extreme thirst, frequent urination, sudden unexplained weight loss, extreme fatigue, blurred vision, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, constant hunger.

PHARMACIST Gus Difwani with some of the medical products used to manage diabetes. “Alcohol and the pancreas love blood glucose level.” He said there were a few reasons This is where it gets a little com- why your pancreas would stop pro- each other,” Mr Dwifani said. But excessive alcohol conplicated, so stick with us. ducing insulin but often, it is brought sumption can eventually lead to “The problem is, when you move on by obesity. into diabetes, your pancreas is not “If you’re obese, you need so pancreatitis. “Once you get pancreatitis, your producing enough insulin and there- much more insulin, your pancreas fore, the blood sugar can go wild,” has to do so much more work and pancreas is shot and therefore you Mr Dwifani explained. eventually, it tends to give up,” Mr are producing zero insulin. “There are people with Type 2 “When it goes wild, it’s like hav- Dwifani said. ing sludge in your pipes. “You now have too much glucose diabetes caused by alcohol alone, “The amount of cholesterol goes and too little insulin in your blood, nothing else.” Diet is a common cause as well. up, the amount of triglycerides although there is still some insulin “Eating sugar doesn’t cause goes up, because there is a whole in your blood.” mechanism there where if you have Of people with diabetes, about diabetes directly – it doesn’t,” Mr excess glucose there, it is converted 95 per cent of diabetics have Type Dwifani said. to fat. “It causes diabetes in the sense 2, while Type 1 is less common “So you eventually have ’sludge’ and tends to be auto-immune, you become fat if you continue to in your blood, blocking your arteries, although the exact causes are not eat it.” your blood vessels, your kidneys, it yet known. Research shows the older you get, blocks up everything. Type 1 diabetes is also thought the higher your risk of developing “People with diabetes also tend to be unpreventable. diabetes. to get high blood pressure and that According to recent data revealed Type 2 diabetes is triggered by is worse, because those blood ves- some form of lifestyle factor, which, through the Census, more than 25 sels become hardened and they tend aside from obesity, can include al- per cent of people in Balaklava are to burst.” coholism, diet and most often, age. aged over 65.

“It’s a lot,” Mr Dwifani observed. “Age is a major factor, because everything becomes tired as you get older. “At the end of the day, I think the body has to give up at some point.” He believed people should become extremely wary of their risk of developing diabetes once they hit about 40 years old. “Before I was 40, I thought I could stop a moving train,” Mr Dwifani said. “I think everyone should have their blood sugar test done every year, from 40 minimum.” The metabolic syndrome also relates to your chances of developing diabetes. This is generally related to measuring the girth of a person. “Their belt is the best measure,” Mr Dwifani said. “If it’s more than 90 centimetres for a man, then you’ve basically got a problem. “You are more likely to develop diabetes and other health complications.” There are many products and testing services offered at the chemist that both diabetics and non-diabetics can access. “They can come here and get their blood sugar level or blood pressure tested,” Mr Dwifani said. Various dietary supplements, moisturisers, fungal infection treatments, lollies, laxative and hydration products are all available, which are commonly associated with symptoms diabetics encounter. Fish oil is an extremely popular product. “Fish oils tend to be able to clean out the gunk in the blood in the sense they are polyunsaturated fats and therefore, reduce the cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease,” Mr Dwifani said. “That’s why everyone is crazy about fish oil.” Staff at the local chemist are also on hand to assist with information and product advice, every day. Chemplus, like many chemists, features a NDSS stand, loaded with products and medication specifically for the treatment of symptoms related to diabetes. There is a huge range of products available; many heavily subsidised to aid affordability. “You don’t see this kind of space offered to any other disease,” Mr Dwifani said. “It’s a nasty disease.”

Once diagnosed, watch for cardio risk RESIDENTS in the Yorke and Lower North regions are being encouraged to learn more about cardiovascular disease as part of an education campaign for this year’s National Diabetes Week. Yorke and Lower North Health Services acting director, Jackie Hart, said about 275 Australians were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every day and as these numbers continue to grow, so does the risk of cardiovascular disease. “People with diabetes are up to four times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease,

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a group of conditions causing blood vessels to narrow or block the flow of blood to the heart,” Ms Hart said. “Risk factors for Type 2 diabetes include, being over40, overweight, inactive or having a family history of diabetes. “The good news is people can reduce their risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular disease by adopting a healthier lifestyle. “Changes such as quitting smoking, controlling your cholesterol intake, monitoring your blood pressure, increasing physical activity and eating a healthy diet can make a

big difference.” While prevention is a key factor in the fight against diabetes and cardiovascular disease it’s important to learn to recognise the warning signs of a heart attack or stroke. Some people who have diabetes do not have chest pain when they have a heart attack. Other signs that may alert you include extreme fatigue, nausea, feeling anxious or short of breath, sweating and becoming pale or grey coloured. Receiving treatment quickly can reduce the long-term effects of a stroke so it’s important

to call an ambulance as soon as possible. Signs of a stroke can be remembered with the acronym FAST. F= Face – is the person’s mouth drooping? A = Arms – can they lift both arms equally? S = Speech – is the person’s speech slurred? T= Time is critical – get help immediately. If you have diabetes, or the risk factors for the disease it is recommended you get regular check-ups with your local doctor. For more information about diabetes please call 1800 003 307 to make an appointment with a diabetes educator in your area. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Balaklava surgery review • From Page 1 “(The issue) has unfortunately been blown up and made to be bigger than something it actually was,” she said. “This is part of normal business, we do reviews, we get information and part of our reviewing process is we have ongoing reviews of safety and quality. “So, we received recommendations from a review, unfortunately a few people jumped on that very quickly, we said would take it in, we suspended the services while we could do some things and look at those recommendations. “We’ve done that, I’ve made some decisions, that’s normal business and normal protocol. “It’s not a turn around or a back flip, it’s normal business.” Dr Lemon, along with many others in the local health fraternity, was initially concerned the suspension would eventually result in closure of the operating theatre. He was under the impression the consultation phase announced by CHSA would take until at least

September. Professor Moyes said: “I don’t know where that came from but we weren’t sure at that stage because we had just received the recommendations, so that may have been someone’s concerted estimate to give us time to do the review.” She said only this month’s surgical procedures were affected by the suspension. “We had rescheduled all of the theatre lists for July and one of our surgeons is away,” she explained. “I’m hoping people know what’s happening to them all, but I’m going to keep an eye on the public patients, as all the private patients have been sorted.” Professor Moyes said the surgical services could not be reinstated immediately with issues raised in the review still requiring attention. “These are issues we are confronted with, in making sure (surgical support) staff have that ongoing skill and competence,” she said. “We have to look at that all the time and this is the reality of small amounts of surgery on smaller sites and how we link in as one and

make sure people have the appropriate training and qualifications. “What I have also resolved to do is to do sterilisation at Clare, so I can be absolutely sure equipment is properly cleaned,” she said. “We’ll also be working with surgeons to be making sure the equipment is right and they’ve got what they need. “I want country people to receive the appropriate services but I want them to receive safe services. “Not the second best services or a machine not quite up to standard – I want country people to be able to have those services at the top standard level. “I don’t want the Balaklava community’s health jeopardised, I want to be sure we’re doing things up to the standard.” Dr Lemon was relatively happy to hear sterilisation would be handled at Clare, although the cost of that service was a grey area. “They have got a lot of our equipment they’ve taken over the years, so hopefully there’s some goodwill there, otherwise we

could take our tens of thousands of dollars worth of equipment back,” he posed. “It’s not a huge change but hopefully it will all be good.” Professor Moyes said the strong reaction against the suspension of surgical services was not out of the ordinary. “I guess there’s a level of cynicism around the closure of services but we’re actually not closing it, we’re interested in making sure country people do have services,” she said. “Some people have whipped it up a little bit and unfortunately, some of them were people not actually directly affected. “I want to give a guarantee to the community of Balaklava we will have things up and running again in August.” When asked about the short to mid-term future of the Balaklava operating theatre, Professor Moyes said that concern is raised in the Balaklava and Riverton Hospital Advisory Council’s (HAC) 10-year plan. “It is certainly flagged in that plan and that needs to be looked at,” she said.

Result good, but what was the real reasoning? BALAKLAVA GP, Dr Tom Lemon (pictured), was happy to hear Country Health SA is reinstating surgical services in Balaklava Hospital next month. It follows CHSA’s decision to suspend the surgery services over concerns of infection and staffing standards. “The whole thing was a bit of a farce to an extent because I think we provide a very good service and there really wasn’t an infection control risk per se,” Dr Lemon said. “We got informed about three weeks ago, so it was a quick turn around. You really wonder what the original reasoning was and the reasoning behind the turn around. “I suppose we will hear, or not hear, as the case may be…but that’s good news in the short term. It will be most interesting to see what

really happens.” Dr Lemon said the whole situation didn’t attract the right sort of attention to the Balaklava Hospital’s operating theatre. “When watching the Channel 7 News the other night, I didn’t think it painted us in a very good light at all with the news article saying we ‘weren’t up to scratch’ and I thought, it’s not we’re ‘not up to scratch’ but more so CHSA not allowing us to be,” he said. He believed those standards Balaklava ‘failed’to meet would probably result in similar action at other country hospitals.

“Strathalbyn, Loxton and a couple of others were probably listening in pretty intently about what was going on,” Dr Lemon said. Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, heard the announcement through Health Minister, John Hill, during Parliament yesterday. “I’m pleased it is suspended for one month less than September but I’m still frustrated that it’s one month more than the first week in July,” Mr Griffiths said. He was unsure if the resulting media stir on Sunday about the surgery suspension had anything to do with the decision to reopen the operating theatre next month. “If it has resulted in country health making sure the hospital is brought up to this new standard quicker, that’s fantastic,” Mr Griffiths said. He did not get the opportunity to directly

quiz Mr Hill on his reasoning or thoughts behind the announcement. He believed the suspension was needless if the right organisational measures were in place. “It still comes down to the fact they have the audits in place and that’s well and good, we want to keep up to date with modern safety standards but you’ve got to make sure you’ve got the resources to fix things straight away too,” Mr Griffiths said. “You just don’t wait until there is an audit before you identify these problems. “At least you know it’s coming back and there’s not a long-term fear of removal.” Mr Griffiths said he had discussed the surgery suspension with some locals affected and determined the temporary closure of the operating theatres should be avoided at all costs.

MEMBERS hear Sue Vardon, far right, update activities.

Mid North Red Cross conference in Balaklava RED Cross delegates from across the Mid North district turned up to the fourth annual zone conference held at the Balaklava Bowling Club last week. Mid North Zone secretary, Raeleen Green, of Brinkworth, said the function was important to ensure all 19 Red Cross branches across the zone were kept up to date with current goings on in the organisation, as well as sharing branch reports and fundraising ideas. Red Cross State Advisory Board chair, Sue Vardon, attended the function and updated members on happenings at both state and national level.

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The next conference will be held at Jamestown on July 1, 2013. • ACHIEVEMENT awards were presented at the conference. Brinkworth branch member Von Adams (front) received a medal for an amazing 60 years of service. Pictured with the patron of SA Red Cross, Val Broadbent (centre, with Von) are other award recipients (from left) Margaret Reichelt, Yacka branch, 10years; Lenore Reinke, Hoyleton, 40 years; Murray Tiver, Burra, 10 years; Michelle Mercer, Peterborough, 10 years. Absent Sandra White, Clare, 50 years. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 11, 2012


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agricultural production jumps 16 per cent:

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Wheat leads the way W in big $46 billion year Favourable weather conditions and increased rainfall resulted in increased crop and horticulture production and a jump in livestock numbers in 2011, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

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Australia’s largest crop, wheat, saw an increase in production by more than a quarter, up to 27 million tonnes in 2010-11. Rice and cotton crops rose significantly due to increased availability of irrigation, with production of barley, canola and sorghum also increasing. Mandarin and strawberry crops also thrived in 2011.

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Sheep and lamb numbers recovered from the long-term decline experienced up until 2009-10. This was due to an improvement in seasonal conditions, rebuilding intentions,

high prices and strong demand. Meat cattle numbers also increased significantly with producers retaining greater numbers of female cattle for herd rebuilding. Dairy cattle numbers followed suit, increasing mainly due to improved water availability in the main dairying regions and reports of increased confidence in the industry following falling prices in early 2009-10. But it’s not all good news.... While the majority of crops benefited from excellent seasonal conditions and rainfall, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples and pawpaws saw a marked loss of production due to flooding and Cyclone Yasi. Orange production levels continued the steady decline witnessed over the previous decade. At the state level, Western Australia bucked the national trend with decreased production and livestock numbers for most

commodities due to the driest conditions on record.

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The value of Australian agricultural production in 2010-11 increased by 16 per cent to $46 billion compared to the previous year, according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Commodity production increases drove rises in the value of crops, up 18 per cent to $25 billion. Livestock with slaughtering and other disposals increased 8 per cent to $13.8 billion and livestock products grew by 25 per cent to $7.2 billion, compared to 2009-10. The 2010-11 Agricultural Census produces data for a range of agricultural commodity items, including broadacre cropping, horticultural production, livestock production, industry activity and land use management

e’ve been in bed a lot lately. There’s been lots of horizontal action, with additional bodies in our bed and plenty of sweating and moaning. Yes. Our family has had the dreaded flu for the last two weeks. It’s a long standing issue of mine that being a classy lady doesn’t come naturally to me. I’d like to be of class and grace like the Queen, but it eludes me. Indeed, there is photographic evidence on our wedding day of a bride reaching deep to retrieve undergarments from whence they should not have rode. Classy. Influenza does not help my cause. I woke up on the day of my last exam shaking like a leaf, with a throat that felt like I might have gargled acid and with a head which throbbed with every step. My voice had changed too. It was a cross between an aged lady who’d smoked a pack a day all her life and someone who worked for one of those $4.95 per minute call centres. Hot. It’s such an unattractive illness. There’s the cough. A hacking cough which has bystanders witnessing the sound of phlegm ricocheting around your airways. Sexy. Then there’s the vomiting. Pulling my car over to fertilise the roadside near Roberts’ on my way home from the exam wasn’t on the agenda, and I don’t think I’ve ever blushed and wretched at the same time before. No class points there. I hopped back in the car and imagined that if I was a cartoon character they’d draw me with a red bulbous nose, bloodshot eyes, white skin and a sick green haze trailing my infectious bag of aching bones. What a birthday present! My biggest nuisance is boogers. As a student nurse and mother I am comfortable with most bodily fluids. Blood does not faze me. I can change a colostomy bag as if I were arranging a vase of flowers, but boogers, oh boogers really are a cruel thing to make a lady suffer. Does the Queen even have a sinus cavity? Or is it she is afforded the time to hide in these situations? I argue it’s an impossible task to emulate her highnesses’ ladylike qualities otherwise. But then, a lady probably wouldn’t discuss any of this anyway! So to those who are suffering with colds and flu right now, get better soon. I know how you feel!

Crowd proves Kapunda market success Kapunda’s Sunday Market, held undercover at Kapunda Harness Racing complex, has been attracting hundreds of people. More than 60 stall holders had their products on sale on the first Sunday, July 1, followed up by another successful day last Sunday. There was a wide selection of products on offer including shoes, clothes, jewellery, skin care, garden beds, quilts, handmade garments, art, sculptures, wooden furniture, gadgets, olive oil, honey, pre-

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serves, fresh fruit, vegies, fish, eggs, cut flowers as well as plenty of cakes, pies, slices, hot donuts, soup, biscuits, Asian cuisine, barbecue, coffee, herbal teas and homemade food, plus more. Stall holders travelled from as far away as Port Pirie and other regional areas as well as locally. Even a decommissioned STA Bus modified to go on the road laden with gardening and pet products from Adelaide attended. Market manager Bill Adams said he was very pleased with the outcome.

Auburn Courthouse Cultural Centre will host a poetry workshop this weekend for everyone, of any age, who loves words. If you always wanted to write poetry but weren’t sure how, or you want to hone and sharpen your skills, then book in to the workshop to be held this Saturday, July 14 in Auburn. Poetry is a way of putting your feelings and passions into words, evoking beautiful imagery and stirring

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“Taking in the factors of cold weather, rain, end of financial year and the tough economic climate at present, it was really terrific to see so many people, stall holders and the public support our new event.” Being in an undercover venue on a showery winter’s day is a big bonus for our stallholders and the public,” Bill said. The Kapunda Sunday Market is on again this Sunday, July 22 and 29. For more details, contact Sonia Fowler on 0438 185 385 or email kapundasundaymarket@bigpond.com

emotions and the workshop will be a practical afternoon, from 2-4pm, giving participants an opportunity to create their own poetic works. The workshop, facilitated by Nan Berrett, will look at different forms of poetry and give participants the opportunity to discover their own poetic style. There is no need to book and the workshop is for a gold coin donation.

Go back again at 8pm and enjoy a port and poetry night at the Courthouse by the warm log fire, for a gold coin donation, when you can take along your own poetry, or favourite poems by others, to recite for everyone to enjoy. Enquiries to Cherie Harvey, Heritage Arts Traditions 8849 2420 or email hatsincsa@hotmail.com More events on the web site: www.hatsincsa.com

APOLOGY FORCED ADOPTION PRACTICES On behalf of the South Australian Government, the Premier, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP, will deliver a formal Apology to mothers and fathers whose children were removed because of forced adoption practices from the past, and to people who were separated from their parents as infants as a result of those practices. The Apology will be delivered at the South Australian Parliament from 11am on Wednesday 18 July 2012. A live video broadcast of the Apology can be viewed online at www.saapology.sa.gov.au A DVD of the Apology will be available. For a copy of the DVD, please contact the Office of the Minister for Education and Child Development, the Hon Grace Portolesi MP, on 08 8226 1205 or email: apology@sa.gov.au Because limited seating is available at Parliament House, you will need to reserve your place by 13 July 2012. If you have been affected by forced adoption practices and wish to attend, please call 08 8226 1205. Please be aware that if you have been affected by past adoption practices, support is available by contacting the State Government Post Adoption Support Service on 08 8245 8100. 3192644/R

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Barunga by the Sea in Port Broughton offers retirees the enviable lifestyle of living independently and is just a short drive from the Ferry terminal at Wallaroo on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula, making the ideal holiday destination for the family and grand kids. • Local Port Broughton residents Helen and Sandy Carter (pictured, left, with pal Jessie in their greenhouse) moved to Barunga by the Sea retirement village in 2009. Their decision to move was an easy one, with the well designed homes meeting all of their criteria, including affordability, and it meant they didn’t have to leave the local community. “The homes are designed perfectly for elderly people with big doorways for wheel chairs, wide shower access, and no stairs,” Helen said. “The people here are absolutely fantastic, it’s just such a wonderful place to live. “The brand new commu-

nity centre is such a great benefit for all residents. We all look forward to our drinks on the deck on Friday evenings and make great use of the beautiful swimming pool, spa and gym.” The nearby location of Barunga Village’s aged care facility, Barunga Homes is an added advantage and provided the ideal residential care option for the Carters when Sandy’s health took a turn for the worse. “Having access to Barunga Homes made this difficult process easier for both of us,” Helen said. “We didn’t have to think about sending him anywhere else so could focus on Sandy’s care and quality of life. “The staff at Barunga Homes are incredibly supportive and now Sandy is able to live comfortably and receive the level of care he needs and the family and I know he is being looked after. “Because he’s just a few minutes drive away from me I can take him out for day trips and visit him every day but am also able to leave him and know that he is safe. That gives me great peace of mind.”

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You are never too old to donate life. Even people in their 80s have donated organs to save a life. Research commissioned by the Organ and Tissue Authority found while 81 per cent of Australians aged 65 years or more are willing to become organ and tissue donors, 37 per cent wrongly assumed they were too old to donate. There are about three million Australians aged 65 years and above and this is a growing demographic. Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King, is appealing to older Australians to decide about and discuss their organ and tissue donation wishes with their loved ones. “Age is not a barrier to becoming an organ and tissue donor,” Ms King said. “In 2011, 54 Australians aged 65 or over saved or improved lives by donating their organs including lungs, kidneys and livers.” She encouraged families to talk about organ donation. For more information: www.donatelife.gov.au

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Beating the chill – If it’s too cold here, you could do what the four ladies

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Zonta Club of Clare & Districts quiz night winners – (from left) Elizabeth and Albert Calvert, Sydney Wood, Julie Budarick, Julie Kybert holding the trophy, Kathy Maynard, Pat Flood and Deb MacKenzie. A good humoured impromptu quiz night was organised at the last minute by Zonta Club of Clare & Districts members and raised an amazing $500 towards local high school bursaries. The quiz, held on a chilly Tuesday night on June 19 attracted 30 people keen to test their skills and support the fundraiser. The funds raised will be applied towards the club’s annual bursaries for female students at Clare High School, Riverton & District High School, Burra Community School and Balaklava High School. The Zonta Club Clare & Districts is grateful for the support shown for their quiz night and looks forward to making it an annual event. The club, which is part of a global service organisation, works towards advancing the status of women through a number of initiatives. Further information about the club and its activities is available by contacting the president, Nan Berrett, on 0400 742 692 or emailing: clare.zonta@gmail.com

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Ita to inspire rural women Minister for Agriculture, Gail Gago, is encouraging all rural women to register for the SA Rural Women’s Gathering in Penola where they will have a chance to meet high profile Australian, Ita Buttrose AO OBE. “The event organisers have done well to secure one of Australia’s most high profile media editors, Ita Buttrose, as key note speaker,” Ms Gago said. Women’s Gatherings continue to grow in popularity with groups across the State lining up to host an event of their own. Next year the gathering will be held in Port Pirie. The gathering, to be held from August 17-19 at Penola, is full of workshops for women to gain new skills and tour places in and around Penola, including Mary MacKillop Penola Centre. The workshops cover all areas from arts and crafts, cooking, health and fitness to money, agriculture and more. The State Government has provided a one-off sponsorship to the event of $3,000 as part of Australian Year of the Farmer. Registrations close 5pm Monday, July 16.

Speech aid – Patients in Clare and surrounding districts will benefit from improved services in mobile outreach speech pathology services after $61,400 was funded to TALK Speech Pathology under Round six of the National Rural and Remote Health Infrastructure Program. National figures reveal rural areas have higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity as well as poor dental, antenatal and post-natal health. “While rates of some chronic disease are high for patients living in rural and remote areas, they often find it harder to access the level of health care they require,”said Federal MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion. The milky way – Local schools including Balaklava High School, Clare High School, Horizon Christian School and Snowtown Area School recently took part in the Cows Create Careers project, delivered by DairySA and Dairy Australia. Clare High School was awarded first and second prize in the Senior category and won the overall prize.

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Port Wakefield CFS volunteers Jacob Olson and Daniel Horsfall. Burger challenge contestants dig into “The Mountain” as the crowd watches on.

Big burger beats ’em THE Mountain was proved unclimbable following Australia’s Biggest Burger Challenge at Port Wakefield on Sunday. A crowd of about 250 onlookers gathered to watch the 12 hopefuls keen to demolish the 4.8-kilogram meaty marvel, the Rosie’s Monster Burger (nicknamed “The Mountain”). It proved too much to handle for all competitors, not one of them able to scale the heights of The Mountain within the 45-minute time period. The title of Australia’s Biggest Burger Champion went to Yunta’s Tyrell Harvey, who downed almost two kilograms of the burger, leaving 2.85 kilograms on the plate. Rosie’s Chicken and Seafood takeaway store owner, Jory Robertson, said the only female competitor in the competition, Patreace Armani, of Beaufort, took out fourth position.

Tyrell was presented with a trophy, his photo will be put on the wall of the shop and he will also have his name engraved on a perpetual shield. “He will have the bragging rights until we have the next one,” Jory said. The enthusiastic owner and burger creator was thrilled with the response on the day. “It was an absolute success and we had great support from the town,” he said. “Troy Allsop MC’d the event and he was brilliant, keeping the crowd revved up. Ten per cent of all money raised went to the Port Wakefield CFS, resulting in a handy cash injection of $500 to the community group. Jory said the stuffed competitors all had great things to say about The Mountain. “They said it was very yummy but there was a lot of it,” he laughed.

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Three others also bought Monster Burgers on the day. “I can’t thank my staff enough, my friends, family and the Port Wakefield CFS all helped out,” Jory said. “To have them all come together on the day was wonderful, plus the support from the community. “It was about promoting the town as well.” Despite having whipped up a stack of food on Sunday, Jory said his enthusiasm for being behind the grill had not waned. “I’m still ready to go, it’s still a dream come true and I pinch myself every day I come into work,” he said. “I love seeing the customer satisfaction and watching their face while we’re making the burger or what ever it is they’ve ordered.” With prospects of corporate sponsorship on the cards, the event is likely to grow next year as well.

ABOVE: Smokey with Brianna Riley. RIGHT: Jory Robertson puts tomato on the burgers as a hungry Channel 9 cameraman films.

Carley Smith and Rochelle Saint-Richards hand out balloons to (from left) Carley’s son Tynan, Sophie Harvey, Elle Dwight, Svannah Robertson, Dylan Mallons and Austin Harvey.

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RAMSEY BROS v Riverton

LEFT: Bruce Healy, Sales and Marketing director Case IH presents a plaque to Riverton Manager Linc Ramsey to commemorate the new premises. ABOVE: Ramsey Bros general manager Mark Ward. TOP RIGHT: L-R: Ramsey Bros Director Brenton Ramsey and Peter Stockman, Burra.

Ramsey Bros official opening Local agricultural retailer Ramsey Bros held the official opening of their new premises at Riverton last Friday. The company, which has been servicing the South

Australian farming community for over 60 years, recently moved their Saddleworth branch to Riverton. At a gathering of company directors and managers, suppliers and local farmers, Bruce Healy, Sales and

Marketing director from Case IH, officially opened the new premises and presented a plaque to general manager, Mark Ward. PICTURES: DAVID NEWSOME

LEFT: Hamish Thornley, Support Specialist and Renzo Tieri, Global Services Manager from Topcon. ABOVE: Crowd scene at the official opening at the Riverton store on Friday.

L-R: Wes Brake, State manager McIntosh Distributors, Tristan and Andrew Chapman, Salter Springs.

Ramsey Bros employees Adam Reichelt and Dale Schulz.

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L-R: Wayne Matters and Greg Worden, Wasleys.

L-R: Chris Dohnt, Snowtown; Linden Price, Narridy; and Russel Searle from Ramsey Bros at Topcon display.

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Peckers add to ‘Pies woes • From back page Walsh proved handy around the ground, taking some good contested grabs and also battled hard in the ruck contests. “I was really happy with his effort as I hadn’t seen him play a game before,” Lubcke said. “He was one of the big plusses for us.” Perennially injured and luckless midfielder, Jason Earl, also returned after an extensive injured spell. “Earl got through the game, that was also a bonus,” Lubcke laughed. Balaklava’s Lachy Michael generated a number of the clearances in the second half, having had a run-with player assigned to him earlier in the game. Lubcke said his delivery from the midfield was also outstanding. “He was exceptional,” he conceded. For the Magpies, Lubcke made mention of Jon Clarke’s defensive game on Glenn Dawson (five goals), while he also heralded the return of Tim and David Carwse to Mallala’s defence line. Balaklava coach, Stuart Lamond, could not have been much happier with the result. “The most pleasing part about the game for me was we put it beyond doubt just before three quarter time,” he said. The Peckers didn’t have it all their own way though. “They certainly seemed to have a lot of the footy in the second quarter but couldn’t capitalise,” Lamond said. “In the second half, we lifted a notch and kicked away. “Their key players sitting on the sidelines probably didn’t help them. “It was a consistent, fourquarter effort from us, though.” The game was clearly played in two halves. “It really opened up after half time but it was a scrappy contest until then,” Lamond observed. “They were dropping a guy back in defence early but after half time, he didn’t seem to be there. “We also didn’t use the footy as well as we could have but I wasn’t overly disappointed with that.” Ryan and Jason McPharlin both ex-

REPORT: Les Pearson celled in crumbing roles up forward. “Both had good games in the forward line and are great options up there when other forwards are getting closer attention from defenders,” Lamond said. It was Jason’s third solid performance in as many weeks. “He’s played quite a bit of A grade footy this year and he’s certainly got the skills and talent but needed to have that belief he could play consistent A grade footy and he’s starting to show that,” Lamond added. The Peckers now face United at Long Plains on Saturday. “We’ve just got to continue winning, as simple as it sounds,” Lamond said. “They’re been competitive and certainly not a team we can afford to flirt with our form against, that’s for sure.” Lubcke now has to regroup his squad and hopefully regain some injured players for this week’s match against Two Wells. While not at all pleased with the defeat on the weekend, he believed there was plenty to take out of it for his squad. “It was good to see where the bar is set eight weeks before end of the year,” Lubcke said. “I was shattered, disappointed with the loss but we’ve got to look ahead now.”

Final score balaklava 18.17 (125) d mallala 5.4 (34) Best: Balaklava - L.Michael, H.Walker, R.McPharlin, J.Michael, J.McPharlin, B.Lamond Mallala - J.Walsh, J.Clarke, T.Cawrse, S.Angus, J.Earl

n pictured: Peckers captain, Hayden Walker, chases Mallala’s Jason Earl to the sidelines during Saturday’s A grade clash.

PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH

n JUSTIN Michael, Balaklava looks to pick up a missed mark by sore Magpie, Joel Montgomerie. INSET: Mallala’s Tim Cawrse tries to get a tackle on Pecker Max Doherty.

Balaklava dominates Mallala across all grades A grade

By Lindsay Nesbitt Balaklava confirmed their status as flag favourites with a resounding 91 point demolition of Mallala. It was the biggest loss suffered by Mallala since Hamley Bridge beat them by 95 points in 2004 – a Bomber premiership year. Joel Montgomerie was reportedly a little bit off colour before the game. The whole Mallala team probably felt the same after the game. The Peckers opened strongly with a snap around the body and goal to Ryan McPharlin. A miraculous goal to Balaklava before Scott Hahn kicked his first for Mallala. Balaklava kept pressing forward, but Mallala’s defence was able to repel most attacks. Glenn Dawson picked up his first goal, as did Jason Earl for Mallala. The reply from the Peckers was immediate, Ryan McPharlin bagging his second. Balaklava’s pressure forced Mallala into errors. A great chase from Joel Montgomerie prevented a Balaklava goal. Montgomerie was in good touch early, as was Jacob Walsh in ruck and Jon Clarke in defence. Clarke was kept busy on the dangerous Dawson. Derek Friedrichs and Max Doherty worked hard in defence for Balaklava, and already Lachlan Michael was in scintillating form for Balaklava. When William Farrelly marked and goaled for Mallala, the margin was reduced to six points. That was to be as good as it got for the home side. Mallala were attacking but unable to get the results on the scoreboard. Daniel Gardner, Bradley Michael, Scott

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Farrell, Les Pearson, Derek Friedrichs, and Brenton Lamond were doing a great job for Balaklava in the Pecker backlines. Scoring had just about stopped as both defences were well on top. David Pontt and Jon Clarke were doing well for Mallala. Clarke had kept Dawson to just the single first half goal, no mean feat. A late goal to Jonathon Brice was enough to give Balaklava a 14 point half time lead. It would prove to be the calm before the storm. Chad Ruiz, Balaklava kicked the first goal of the third term. Glenn Dawson was eventually able to get his second, but Daniel Feeley replied for Mallala, the ‘Pies just doing enough to hang in there. But it didn’t last. The Peckers seemed to have runners everywhere, their tackling and pressure exemplary. Aside from the leaps of Glenn Dawson, Lachlan Michael took a contender for mark of the day. It was starting to look all over. The Peckers held a 40 point lead at three quarter time. The lead soon increased when Ryan McPharlin bagged his third. A string of passes to Scott Hahn for a Mallala goal was the only highlight for the ‘Pies in a forgettable final term. Balaklava ran Mallala off their feet, with 17 scoring shots in the last quarter testimony to their dominance. When a kick in from a Pecker point hit the man on the mark it just about summed up Mallala’s day. Little was going right for the ‘Pies after half time. A 13 goal to two second half was an impressive effort from Balaklava. The Peckers were first to the ball, running in numbers, forcing errors and backing themselves. Lachlan Michael, best on ground for Balaklava, is in sensational form. Justin

Michael, Todd McPharlin, Jason and Ryan McPharlin, Brenton Lamond plus many other good players, too numerous to mention them all. Jacob Walsh was Mallala’s best, rucking all day and holding his own against the best in the league. Jon Clarke did well on Dawson, also Tim Cawrse at centre half back. Sam Angus and Jason Earl both performed well. Earl is sure to be much better for the hit out.

Reserves

By Lindsay Nesbitt Strong second and third quarters by Balaklava set them up for a solid 26 point win over Mallala. Kicking with a slight breeze, Mallala came out firing. Clever use of the body set Brett Tucker up for a goal, and Chris Hallion followed soon after. Mallala looked the goods early, but the Peckers got their game going, and majors to Jared Cmrlec and Oren Hearnden made the difference – one point at quarter time. When Hearnden and Cmrlec, and then Jack Jenner kicked the first three of the second term, this game was slipping away from Mallala. Daniel Tezacker did a lot of damage for the Peckers, Grant Willmer with plenty of class, and Oren Hearnden up forward, Balaklava with multiple options. Ben Work limped off for Mallala. A late goal from Brett Tucker kept the ‘Pies in touch, but the quick reply from Timothy Shepherd restored Balaklava’s lead. A handy three goal buffer at half time. Mallala’s better players included Reece Kerr, Chris Hallion, Brett Tucker the pick of the forwards, Hayden Riley, Jack

Dixon, Ben Goudie, Jonno Wildbore solid in defence, and David Franks. Balaklava had Travis Zerk, Shaun Henderson, Aaron Williams, Luke Williams, Simon Nankivell, Oren Hearnden and Grant Willmer. When a defensive error ‘gifted’ a goal to Luke Williams, Balaklava were looking like winners. Kurt Smith bagged one for Mallala, but the Peckers opened up with the next three, a couple from Hearnden giving him four so far, and another from Luke Williams. James Barr scored the last goal of the third term for Mallala, but the visitors had a match winning five goal lead at the last change. Things improved for Balaklava when Kerry Michalanney had a goal shepherded through. Michalanney also kicked the only other goal for the Peckers in the last quarter. Brett Tucker, three for the match, and Jamie Speck with a goal helped the Mallala score tick over, but a series of behinds weren’t much help. The Peckers ran out good winners, with Luke Williams their best.

junior colts

By Nicholas Mathew Patches of good football by Mallala was not enough to keep up with Balaklava, who played more consistently and ran out with a comfortable 43 point win. Mark Jenkin’s strong attack on the ball andAustin Kearns’ defensive play in the first quarter helped Mallala to limit Balaklava’s scoring. Goals to Jacob Wehr and Charlie Arbon gave the visitors a two goal lead at the first break. Kicking with the two goal breeze in the second quarter, Mallala was held scoreless,

while Balaklava, through Dillon Michael and William Dixon, kicked two into it. Balaklava’s big three, Jake Michael, Charlie Arbon and Jacob Wehr were all playing good footy and providing lots of opportunities for their team mates. Mallala’s Zac Roebuck was playing well on the wing, and co-captains Garth Plackett and Lachlan O’Leary put plenty of pressure on the opposition with their strong attack on the ball and tackling. For Mallala supporters, the highlight of the quarter was Lachlan O’Leary taking Jake Michael head on and pinging him holding the ball. The third quarter saw Mallala’s defence put under great pressure again. Gutsy efforts by first year player, Jake Tiller, who continually put his head over the ball and was rewarded with several free kicks, helping to repel Balaklava’s forward thrusts. Ben and Lachlan O’Leary’s run and carry also made it difficult for Balaklava to get onto the scoreboard. Late goals to Balaklava’s Aaron Clifford and Tyson Lamond helped to extend their lead at three quarter time. With a few positional changes, the footy evened up and Mallala outscored Balaklava in the last quarter. Dylan Howell’s strong body work resulted in him kicking a major for Mallala while Jacob Wehr kicked his second goal for the game. This was a good game of junior colts football, with Balaklava showing why they are the team to beat this year. Best players for Balaklava included Jake Michael, Charlie Arbon and Jacob Wehr. For Mallala, Lachlan O’Leary, Garth Plackett and Mark Jenkin played well.

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Final score two wells 22.16 (148) d HAMLEY BRIDGE 13.12 (90) Best: TW - J.Allmond, S.Feast, B.Spiteri, T.Hines, K.Leighton, M.Abdilla Hamley - L.Norman, D.Norman, D.Millar, C.Taylor, J.Brooks, J.Schahinger

A BAG of seven goals to Two Wells star, Jarred Allmond, and the return of Hamley Bridge ruckman, Justin Schahinger, were the two main talking points to take out of the Roosters’ 58 point win over the Bombers at Hamley Bridge on Saturday. Allmond predominately roamed all over the ground and also spent some time in the forward pocket. It was a match-up Hamley Bridge coach,Ash Barnett, struggled to address. “He just showed his class…he killed us,” Barnett said. The Roosters extended the margin at every break following a reasonably even first quarter, both coaches reasonably happy with the way their respective teams played. Two Wells coach, Mark Thomson, said the Bombers were extremely competitive. “They were good and probably better than the scoreboard shows,” he said. “They were hard at it and persistent but in the end, their depth probably fell away a bit. “Our skill level probably wasn’t at the level we want it to be but that was also affected by the pressure they put us under, I would have to give them credit for that,” he said. Thomson made a few changes to the line-up, sending rookie, Theo Markou and Lachy Franklin to the reserves for some match fitness. He brought in youngster, Jim Morrison, for his first A grade game of year. The end result evidence of the excellent depth at the club. It’s a luxury Thomson relishes considering the struggles in recent years, “There’s probably another four or five guys there that could make the step up,” he said. It was the first time the two teams had met since their encounter in round two, Barnett impressed with the improvement of the Roosters. “We may have played against this year’s premiers,” he suggested. Despite the loss, he had only positive things to say about his team. “I have no complaints about our boys, they were good,” Barnett said. “I think we played well to be honest. “Our blokes didn’t give up and

REPORT: Les Pearson worked hard for four quarters. “Anything we tried, they were able to counter. “We were beaten, pound for pound, by a better side.” Thomson, too, believed the Roosters were starting to play to their potential. “We’re getting close to it, although we were a bit scrappy Saturday,” he said. “We’re starting to get there and playing more as a team.” The battle in the ruck between veteran, Simon Feast, and up-and-comer, Justin Schahinger, was a nice sub-plot for the match. “It was the best ruck duel I’ve seen all year,” Barnett said. “They went toe to toe, all game. “It was a good contest, that’s for sure.” It was Schahinger’s first game this season for the Bombers, having been playing with North Adelaide reserves. “Fingers crossed we’ll be able to have him back for the rest of the year,” Barnett said. Craig Taylor was also outstanding for the Bombers in his return from suspension, while Lachy and Dale Norman rated a mention too. “Lachy Norman was really good and so was Dale, he’s been Mr Consistent all year,” Barnett said. Two Wells head to Mallala on Saturday to take on the Magpies in a big test for the club, which has only beaten their close rivals once in the last five years. “We’ll approach it the same way, start preparing Tuesday night, look at some match-ups and wait and see what happens during the week,” Thomson said. The Roosters haven’t given up on claiming a top-two position either. “We’ll continue to ºaim for that goal and a win this week would be a big step towards it,” Thomson added. Hamley Bridge get the week off with the bye, although Barnett revealed rookie, Dylan Collings is a chance to make his A grade debut soon, while Lachy Ireland will depart the club and is off to Queensland over coming weeks. “Hopefully we just keep persisting and get a few more wins on the board,” he said.

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Balaklava Mallala

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A Grade

S.Gregory, L.Packer, A.Baker

4.2 5.4 10.8 18.17 (125) 2.1 3.2 4.4 5.4 (34)

Goals: Balaklava - G.Dawson 5, R.McPharlin 3, J.McPharlin 3, J.Brice 2, M.Doherty 1, C.Ruiz 1, T.McPharlin 1, L.Guy 1, S.Lamond 1 Mallala - S.Hahn 2, J.Earl 1, W.Farrelly 1, D.Feeley 1 Best: Balaklava L.Michael, H.Walker, R.McPharlin, J.Michael, J.McPharlin, B.Lamond Mallala - J.Walsh, J.Clarke, T.Cawrse, S.Angus, J.Earl

Virginia United

2.5 3.1

8.7 4.4

10.13 15.19 (109) 9.6 12.6 (78)

Goals: Virginia - B.Niklaus 7, M.Young 2, A.Bascombe 1, T.Wilkey 1, A.Johnston 1, J.Denengelse 1, M.Lazenka 1, C.Mylonopoulos 1 United - J.Rundle 2, H.Pym 2, A.Fleming 2, J.Tynan 1, S.Schulz 1, A.Littlewood 1, J.McArdle 1, B.Shimmin 1, R.Sharer 1 Best: Virginia - T.Wilkey, A.Johnston, E.Tsimiklis, B.Russel, B.Niklaus, M.Young United - H.Pym, A.Mansfield, P.Valle, A.Fleming, A.Mills

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

5.3 4.3

10.8 17.12 22.16 (148) 5.8 9.10 13.12 (90)

Goals: Two Wells - J.Allmond 7, L.Allmond 3, A.Pontt 2, K.Leighton 2, R.McDonald 2, D.Hines 1, N.Seccafien 1, S.Feast 1, J.Morrison 1, E.Fetherstonhaugh 1, A.Hardiman 1 Hamley - S.Hanson 5, D.Millar 3, C.Taylor 1, N.Flynn 1, V.Thach 1, K.Heberle 1, L.Slok 1 Best: Two Wells - J.Allmond, S.Feast, B.Spiteri, T.Hines, K.Leighton, M.Abdilla Hamley - L.Norman, D.Norman, D.Millar, C.Taylor, J.Brooks, J.Schahinger

Balaklava Mallala

Reserves

2.2 6.4 10.6 12.6 (78) 2.3 3.3 5.5 7.10 (52)

Goals: Balaklava - O.Hearnden 4, L.Williams 2, J.Cmrlec 2, K.Michaelanny 2, T.Shepherd 1, J.Jenner 1 Mallala - B.Tucker 3, C.Hallion 1, J.Barr 1, J.Speck 1, K.Smith 1 Best: Balaklava L.Williams, T.Zerk, A.Williams, S.Henderson, T.Shepherd, J.Cmrlec Mallala - C.Hallion, H.Riley, R.Kerr, J.Wildbore, B.Tucker, B.Goudie

United Virginia

1.2 0.4

4.5 1.7

6.7 2.10

13.11 3.12

(89) (30)

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

4.1 2.0

7.8 4.1

12.14 21.17 (143) 5.1 6.1 (37)

Goals: United - J.Crosbie 5, B.Sobey 3, M.Warnes 2, B.Priest 1, T.Taylor 1, M.Sammons 1 Virginia - C.Felstead 1 Best: United M.Dickie, D.Kaminski, J.Crosbie, S.Dalgleish, A.Pratt, B.Priest Virginia - C.Felstead, J.Simmonds, C.Halkias, R.Starr, C.Campbell Goals: Two Wells - S.Wise 4, R.Coleman 4, S.Bond 2, C.McDonald 2, A.Cavallaro 2, L.Webb 2, T.Markou 2, T.Wake 1, L.Franklin 1, R.Oxenham 1 Hamley - A.Slok 2, W.Bubner 2, S.Gregory 2 Best: Two Wells - R.Oxenham, T.Markou, T.Brown-Pichugin, S.Bond, L.Webb, L.Franklin Hamley - L.Shanahan, B.Selth, T.Miller,

Senior Colts

Balaklava Mallala

2.3 4.5 7.8 8.10 (58) 0.2 0.3 0.4 2.4 (16)

Virginia United

4.6 1.1

12.9 1.3

12.9 1.3

12.9 1.3

(81) (9)

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

2.3 0.1

5.7 1.2

7.8 2.5

10.10 2.6

(70) (18)

Goals: Balaklava - J.Butterfield 4, R.Wandel 1, J.Taylor 1, J.Wehr 1, Z.Scholz 1 Mallala - D.Kearns 1, A.Coe 1 Best: Balaklava - C.Michael, J.Speissegger, T.Michael, R.Logan, J.Butterfield, H.Veitch Mallala - R.Svetec, D.Kearns, B.Jenkin, B.Wilson, J.Good, E.Parsons

Goals: Virginia - C.Worden 3, A.Pogas 3, C.Stronach 3, T.Smith 2, R.Hollands 1 United - C.Lee-Chapman 1 Best: Virginia R.Saunders, M.Musolino, T.Collins, E.Raschilla, C.Worden, T.Smith United - W.Bedell, C.Lee-Chapman, R.Curnow, R.Lane, A.McArdle Goals: Two Wells - B.Calvett 2, H.Ramsay 2, L.Goss 2, A.Pounendis 2, J.Brander 1, D.Wise 1 Hamley - C.Shanahan 1, R.Darwin 1 Best: Two Wells - A.Pounendis, T.Mills, B.Catanzariti, D.Heron, J.Wilson, J.Brander Hamley - L.Henneker, D.Collings, T.Darwin, J.Paues, J.Talbot, R.Darwin

Junior Colts

Balaklava Mallala

2.3 4.5 6.9 7.9 (51) 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.2 (8)

United Virginia

1.2 0.0

2.5 0.0

3.9 1.1

5.13 2.1

Two Wells Hamley Bridge

5.0 0.0

6.9 1.0

8.10 2.0

15.11 (101) 3.0 (18)

Goals: Balaklava - J.Wehr 2, C.Arbon 1, D.Michael 1, W.Dixon 1, T.Lamond 1, A.Clifford 1 Mallala - D.Howell 1 Best: Balaklava J.Michael, C.Arbon, J.Wehr, B.Chapman, D.Michael, W.Dixon Mallala - L.O’Leary, G.Plackett, M.Jenkin, J.Tiller, Z.Roebuck, B.O’Leary

(43) (13)

Goals: United - D.Coombe 3, R.Curnow 1, N.McArdle 1 Virginia - G.Llewellyn 2 Best: United - D.Coombe, B.Robinson, C.Lane, D.Page, R.Curnow, J.Zeidas Virginia - G.Llewellyn, T.Jones, J.Moritz, C.Marrone, C.Conti, A.Terranova Goals: Two Wells - K.Giniotis 6, J.Ludewig 2, L.Billington 1, J.Kerr 1, M.McFarlane 1, B.Manning 1, C.Hocking 1, N.Barnett 1, J.Gameau 1 Hamley - Leon Raether 1 Best: Two Wells - K.Giniotis, C.Hocking, J.Gameau, J.Humphrys, L.Barnett, N.Barnett Hamley - C.Buckby, O.Barnett, L.Rose, L.Raether, N.Serravalli, J.Flage

NEFL results from Saturday - Round 11

North Clare Eud/Rtown

A Grade

2.3 4.6 8.6 13.8 (86) 3.3 6.7 7.8 10.8 (68)

Goals: North Clare - N.Prokopec 7, T.Pawley 4, C.Jaeschke 2 Eud/ Rtown - R.Schmidt 2, K.Dunstan, D.Reese, J.Schutz, T.Mosey, S.Nietschke, C.Voigt, C.Ah Chee, T.Baker Best: North Clare M.Phelan, A.Amey, C.Godin, T.Pawley, R.Moulds, N.Prokopec Eud/ Rtown - R.Doecke, K.Floyd, R.Prior, C.Voigt, G.Laucke, T.Sleep

Min/Man BBH

2.7 4.10 6.14 11.16 (82) 2.1 3.2 8.6 9.8 (62)

BSR RSMU

1.1 2.5 3.6 4.10 (34) 6.4 9.7 15.10 20.14 (134)

Blyth/Snow South Clare

6.2 10.4 15.7 18.16 (124) 1.1 5.1 9.3 10.4 (64)

Goals: Min/Man - N.Forrest 4, B.Bryksy 2, M.Young, A.Ackland, D.Haynes, L.Mcdermid, S.Gibson BBH - J.Schuppan 3, D.Schell 2, N.Jackman, J.Lynch, B.Wall, D.Reed  Best: Min/Man - S.Ross, D.Mitchell, M.Lawrie, R.Piggott, N.Forrest, A.Winders BBH - M.Hall, N.Jackman, T.Riggs, J.Schuppan, P.Mann, S.Mann

Senior Colts

North Clare Eud/Rtown

0.1 2.1 3.2 4.3 (27) 1.1 3.3 4.8 8.10 (58)

Min/Man BBH

2.6 4.6 6.10 9.10 (64) 1.1 4.7 7.10 9.13 (67)

BSR RSMU

0.2 1.2 1.3 4.3 (27) 4.3 9.4 12.4 17.6 (108)

Blyth/Snow South Clare

1.1 3.2 3.5 6.12 (48) 2.3 5.3 9.4 10.4 (64)

Goals: North Clare - J.Alberts, S.Channon, J.Brown, R.Laidlaw Eud/Rtown - B.Launer 4, I.Blumson 3, M.Neville Best: North Clare - R.Hocking, D.Brown, I.Hooker, L.Jaeschke, J.Brown, B.Fischer Eud/Rtown - I.Blumson, M.Neville, E.Dunstan, B.Launer, J.Bugeja Goals: Min/Man - A.Richards 3, A.Grossett 2, J.Mill-Garland, B.Smith, T.Milburn, L.Koster BBH - B.Radford 4, J.Cousins 2, W.Brooks, B.Hammill, C.Lindner Best: Min/Man - A.Nixon, T.Pittaway, T.Milburn, A.Grossett, B.Smith, A.Richards BBH B.Radford, L.Roth, A.Lindner, S.Mattey, T.Wiech, J.Cousins

Goals: BSR - M.Thomas, P.Wright, S.Hayes, K.Johanson RSMU - J.Vandeleur 6, P.Clark 3, B.Geddes 3, B.Koster 2, D.Busch 2, L.Percy, M.Garrard, T.Willmott, B.Mitchell Best: BSR - A.Burgess, N.Hayes, M.Shane, K.Johanson, M.Tilbrook RSMU - J.Vandeleur

Goals: BSR - R.Fitzgerald 3, J.Kurth RSMU - B.Heffernan 5, L.Michalanney 2, J.Vater 2, J.Bowden 2, J.Talbot 2, J.Connell 2, H.Griffiths, S.Ball Best: BSR - T.Wilsdon, D.Hayes, L.Hayes, J.Hayes, H.Burford, J.Weckert RSMU - H.Behn, L.Michalanney, H.Ball, M.Rohde, S.Ball, S.Behn

Blyth/Snow Goals: Blyth/Snow - J.Taylor 4, A.Wood 3, S.Clifford 3, A.Hentschke 2, A.Lloyd 2, B.Pratt 2, G.Ottens, J.Agnew South Clare - B.King 3, M.Reynolds 3, M.Vandeleur 2, B.Murphy, D.Wallent  Best: Blyth/ Snow - G.Ottens, S.Clifford, N.Mccormack, J.Taylor, S.Mccormack, K.Kennett South Clare - M.Reynolds, N.Smith, B.King, D.Minney, B.Rossi, B.Seymon

Blyth/Snow Goals: Blyth/Snow - T.Eime 2, W.Harris 2, Z.Bennett, A.Giles South Clare - P.Von Heythmanck 7, M.Jarvis, K.Ward, M.Gall Best: Blyth/ Snow - L.Jaeschke, D.Underdown, T.Eime, J.Andriske, D.Giles, W.Harris South Clare - A.Leighton, B.Day, P.Von Heythmanck, C.Lawrie

North Clare Eud/Rtown

B Grade

5.1 7.2 10.3 11.3 (69) 0.0 3.5 5.8 9.11 (65)

Goals: North Clare - M.Dopson 5, D.Trounce, T.Siv, D.Ellis, R.Higgins, .Redden, M.Bannon Eud/Rtown - T.Jensen 2, C.Caven 2, A.Zerner, S.Schmidt, J.Van Den Ham, S.Geister, T.Mosey Eud/Rtown - J.Van Den Ham, C.Dixon, S.Geister, T.Jensen, J.Schulz, M.Schutz Best: North Clare - M.Pawley, D.Ellis, S.Jennings, M.Bannon, B.Smith, M.Dopson

Min/Man BBH

2.4 6.8 9.11 12.11 (83) 3.0 6.4 9.4 10.8 (68)

Goals: Min/Man - M.Nayda 2, T.Nicholls 2, A.Heinrich 2, A.Nicholls 2, A.Bruce 2, D.Fogden, M.Hadley BBH - G.Thompson 3, W.O’Bryan 2, M.Cousins 2, S.Mccarthy, S.Tohl, T.Martin Best: Min/Man M.Nayda, C.McBride, A.Nicholls, M.Phillips, T.Bishop, R.Hall BBH - S.Tohl, J.Handbury, B.Patterson, K.Harvey, T.Martin, C.Desmet

BSR RSMU

1.2 4.4 5.4 7.6 (48) 0.8 4.10 7.19 9.19 (73)

Goals: BSR - D.Mellow 4, N.Krieg, N.Bunfield, K.Burgess RSMU D.Griffiths 2, T.Redden 2, T.Hart 2, T.Geyer, J.Hicks, R.Allen Best: BSR - D.Hentschke, N.Adams, C.Weckert, P.Meyer, A.Lehmann, T.Stephenson RSMU - T.Geyer, F.Mcinerney, A.Power, D.Griffiths, T.Redden

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2.2 5.7 5.9 8.10 (58) 3.1 4.2 6.6 7.6 (48)

Goals: Blyth/Snow - S.Dohnt 3, A.Elix, M.Thomas, C.Kennett, M.Price, J.Zweck South Clare - D.Wilson 2, B.Pilkington, B.Mitchell, G.Colbert, J.Young, A.Gill Best: Blyth/Snow - R.Wandel, T.Webb, M.Noble, M.Thomas, A.Dyk, D.Stringer South Clare - P.Cutting, B.Mitchell, D.Pope, D.Wilson, H.Carracher, A.Gill

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North Clare Eud/Rtown

2.4 4.11 10.13 14.16 (100) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.4 (10)

Min/Man BBH

6.1 12.2 15.2 15.2 (92) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 (2)

BSR RSMU

4.1 8.4 13.6 17.8 (110) 0.1 1.2 3.2 3.2 (20)

Blyth/Snow South Clare

2.1 2.2 4.6 5.7 (37) 2.1 7.2 11.3 12.6 (78)

Goals: North Clare - D.Garrard 6, S.Channon 5, T.Francis, K.MacDonald, J.King Eud/Rtown - T.Schulz Best: North Clare J.Size, T.Francis, D.Gogoll, G.Armfield, K.MacDonald, I.Hooker Eud/ Rtown - A.Nietschke, D.Blackley, S.Moore, D.Grosser, C.Flanagan Goals: Min/Man - C.Nicholls 4, L.Squires 2, L.Koster 2, D.Nixon 2, H.Gosse, N.Bruce, A.Smith, D.Willmott, E.Laughton BBH - No Goals Kicked Best: Min/Man - D.Willmott, S.Raines, D.Nixon, A.Smith, C.Nicholls, L.Squires BBH - M.Camp, W.Sumner, T.Sumner, I.Pearce, J.Kleinig, H.Webster Goals: BSR - W.Longmire 8, J.Slade 3, I.Moller 2, J.Lee, L.Wilsdon, A.Morgan, J.Slade RSMU - M.Connell, A.Klavins, S.Would Best: BSR - J.Slade, W.Longmire, L.Wilsdon, I.Moller, A.Morgan, M.Longbottom RSMU - L.Reichelt, X.Redden, T.Griffiths, J.Skehan, C.Behn, R.Bruce Goals: Blyth/Snow - J.Hunter 2, L.Cummins 2, Z.Cocks South Clare - L.Benda 5, T.Nield 2, B.Day 2, S.Willmott, C.Lawrie, A.Dare Best: Blyth/Snow - D.Giles, L.McEwin, B.Jacka, Z.Cocks, J.Hunter, W.Harris South Clare - C.Gilbert, B.Pearse, C.Lawrie, L.Benda, A.Dare, J.Lally

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after round 12 games JUNIOR COLTS Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Kyle GINIOTIS - Two Wells 6 42 2 Daniel COOMBE - United 3 27 3 Jake MICHAEL - Balaklava 0 14 4 Jacob BUTTERFIELD - Balaklava 0 14 5 Joshua STUDHAM - HW Eagles 0 13 6 Dylan HOWELL - Mallala 1 13 7 Charlie ARBON - Balaklava 1 12 8 Samuel MICHAEL - Balaklava 0 11 9 Jake Ludewig - Two Wells 2 11 10 Benjamin O’LEARY - Mallala 0 9 11 Riley CURNOW - United 1 9 SENIOR COLTS Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Bradley CALVETT - Two Wells 2 40 2 Joshua BUTTERFIELD - Balaklava 4 35 3 Adam COE - Mallala 1 30 4 Hayden RAMSAY - Two Wells 2 22 5 Brad WILSON - Mallala 0 20 6 Anton POGAS Virginia 3 17 7 Lachlan GOSS - Two Wells 2 16 8 Tyson TEMBY - HW Eagles 0 14 9 Jared PRATT - United 0 13 10 Jordan TAYLOR - Balaklava 1 13 RESERVES Pos Name ThWk Year 1 Justin Platt - Virginia 0 27 2 Derek TILLER - Mallala 0 25 3 Ross COLEMAN - Two Wells 4 23 4 Oren HEARNDEN - Balaklava 4 19 5 Travis WAKE - Two Wells 1 17 5 Michael WARNES - United 2 14 6 Cameron FELSTEAD Virginia 1 13 7 Timothy BROWN-PICHUGIN - Two Wells 0 13 8 John CROSBIE - United 5 13 9 Scott WISE - Two Wells 4 13 10 Michael CLIFFORD - Balaklava 0 13 A GRADE Pos Name 1 Glenn DAWSON - Balaklava 2 Brendon Niklaus - Virginia 3 Andrew HARDIMAN - Two Wells 4 Jarred ALLMOND - Two Wells 5 Matthew Bryant - HW Eagles 6 Nathan FLYNN - Hamley 7 Shane Hanson - Hamley 8 Jonathon BRICE - Balaklava 9 Scott HAHN - Mallala 10 Lee ALLMOND - Two Wells

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ThWk Year 5 48 7 42 1 31 7 30 0 26 1 24 5 22 2 22 2 22 3 22

Final score virginia 15.19 (109) d UNITED TIGERS 12.6 (78) Best: Virginia - T.Wilkey, A.Johnston, E.Tsimiklis, B.Russel, B.Niklaus, M.Young United - H.Pym, A.Mansfield, P.Valle, A.Fleming, A.Mills n main image: Tiger Jared Pratt kicks away in senior colts. n ABOVE: Ram Gavin Llewellyn isn’t fased by a tackle attempt by his Tiger opponent in junior colts.

Tigers push Rams …But Virginia still notches up a solid win VIRGINIArebounded from the recent nightmare at Two Wells to notch up a solid 31-point over United on Saturday. It was yet another competitive performance from the Tigers, who were getting pounded from pillar to post by most teams earlier this year. Rams coach, Greg Phillips, credited the opposition. “United really came at us so it was a good game actually,” he said. “It always seems to take us a half or so to shake them.” The Rams gave Two Wells a massive head start the week before, which made getting a good start and preparing well of high importance. “Our preparation was good but we were a bit wasteful in front of goal,” Phillips said. “Inaccuracy seemed to cost us.” Only scoring 15 goals

REPORT: Les Pearson from 34 scoring shots probably underlined that observation. Although there was a vast discrepancy in the scoring shots between the two teams (34 to 18), United coach, Travis Opitz, felt his team had claims to win the match until three quarter time. “I thought we totally outplayed them in the third quarter,” he said. “We were probably our own worst enemy too. “I don’t know what the inside 50s were exactly but I would like to think we would have had just as many. “They were kicking points when they went inside but we weren’t kicking anything.” Opitz believed bad decision making going forward and some unaccountability also cost his team.

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“They caught us on the hop with two or three players linking up down the ground but once we cut that out, we got back into the game,” he said. Midfielder, Mikey Brown, again played a great match for the Tigers, while Peter Valle also impressed across half-back. “He’s really composed with the footy and we need that composure across the half back line,” Opitz said. Virginia midfielder, Troy Wilkey, had a telling influence on the match, particularly after half time. “He’s a good player, he killed us in the second half,” Opitz said. He also outlined several ’12-point plays’, where the Tigers had opportunities up forward but failed to score and n christopher Conti kicks away for Virginia during the junior colts game on Saturday.

Virginia would sweep the ball back down the ground and kick one for themselves. “That hurt us regularly,” Opitz said. Phillips was happy with his team’s performance but saw areas to improve. “We played a bit too much stop-start footy,” he said. “When we play a quick brand of footy, we play well.” Defender, Adrian Mark, missed the match with a sternum issue, Billy Nikou and Michael Hay also missed, while Stephen Papanotis pulled out from the game after his pregnant partner started having contractions. Phillips jokingly suggested the family could have videoed the birth while Papanotis played

the match. When asked if he attended the birth of his own children, Phillips responded “Yeah, but they didn’t clash with footy!” On a more serious note, the coach was full of praise for his senior leaders. “When we had to get on top, (Matthew) Young and Wilkey played well,” Phillips said. Anthony Johnston again proved handy with his clean disposal on the half forward flank, while Brendon Niklaus hauled in seven goals playing up the ground. “He’s starting to get back to his best now,” Phillips said. The Rams now host Hummocks-Watchman Eagles this weekend. “It’s the same thing with the sides that are lower on the ladder, they always want to take some pride out of the match and really have a go,” Phillips said. “Ideally, you want to withstand that pressure and eventually break their back. “It’s important to us to get a good start.” United host Balaklava at Long Plains, the Tigers looking to build on their recent competitive form. “We’re playing some good, competitive footy and that’s good to watch for our supporters who had to sit through some debacles earlier this year,” Opitz said. “We’re keen to be really competitive again this weekend.” The club is hosting its 2002 A grade premiership reunion on Saturday as well. “It should be a good night but it’s also something for us to draw from,” Opitz said.

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SPORT v District BALAKLAVA SPORTS SHOOTING CLUB - 50 YEARS

Still on target for great success Balaklava Sports Shooting Club, which celebrated its 50th anniversary back in November, has not only been the home of great fun over the years, but also many successful gunners. Original club members, Jean Cowan, Barbara Chapman, Les Mader, Murray Gates and Reg Chapman, joined current members at a celebratory dinner at the clubroom on November 5, 2011. In the beginning… Early in 1961, two shooters keen on whistling foxes, heard Adelaide Pistol Club shooter, Bryan Harding, had come to work in Balaklava. A meeting was called to discuss the forming of the club. Gordon Cowan, whose farm was north east of Balaklava, offered a corner of his paddock as a base. On August 1 1961, 25 people of Balaklava and surrounding districts formed the Balaklava Pistol Club. Pistols were soon purchased and shooting began, with temporary boxes to put a scope and gear on. Membership was five pounds; a packet of ammunition cost six shillings; and a pistol licence cost two shillings and sixpence. In 1962, the club applied

for a ‘temporary home’ from the SA Housing Trust, which was approved. Five members each loaned the club 30

n cutting the cake at the 50 year celebration (from left) Murray Gates, Reg Chapman, Jean Cowan, Les Mader and Barb Chapman. Foundation members, 1986, from left: Barb Chapman, Les Mader, Gordon Tiller, Reg Chapman, Gordon Cowan, Steele Hall, Bob Wainwright and Bryan and Mary Harding. pounds to enable the club house to be delivered on site in July, and working bees were held to prepare for its opening on July 28, 1962. It was officially opened by MP Steele Hall, who was also a member of the club. In 1965, the first Rapid Fire booth was built of timber and iron. Shooting skills were developing and by 1968, two members, Athol Tiver and Reg Chapman, made the 500 Club in the 50 metre event. In 1972, the club became incorporated.

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Thursday July 5: Stableford competition. A Grade: T Matz 31pts, N Taylor 29, L Michael 27pts. B Grade: C Hahesy 30, J Thompson 30, D Wandel 23. C Grade: D Michael 36, S Friedrichs 34, F Williams 27. Five Laurel Wreath matches were also played: T Matz d L Michael 4 & 3; S Friedrichs d M Hayes 2 up; C Hahesy d J Taylor 6 & 5; C Redpath d J Hoskin 2 & 1; D Wandel d P Anderson 2 & 1. July 12: First Round of Club Championships. Starter: match committee.

Balaklava Mid Week

The first zone shoot, the Mid North Championships, was instigated in 1976. In 1981, members were

A group of 16 players took to the fairways on Wednesday July 4, with Chris Hahesy winning the day with 50, Rick Campbell 44, Dene Newton 42 CB, Mike Hahesy 42, Merv Hameister 41 CB, Bill Berry 41, Bean Trickett 39, Brian Stewart 37 CB, Austin Henstridge 37 CB, Moya Hayes 37, John Michael 36, Bill Goudie 34 CB, Doug Taylor 34, Rod Phillips 30,

approached for $50 loans to pay for power connection and the club earned $2,000 at a working bee dismantling the railway stock yards at Bowmans. Year 1983 was good for member David Chapman, winning the State Rapid Fire Championship as a junior, and was selected in the Australian team to travel to Mexico to compete in Junior Sport Pistol, coming second. The club became independent in 1985 and was recognised by the South Australian Police Department,

allowing the club to issue pistol approval chits. In 1987, the site was levelled for the next generation clubhouse. Great success came to the club in 1993, winning every event at the Mid North Championships at Cooke Plains. There was a membership boom in 1994, with membership passing the 90 mark. In September 1996, a 35 year celebration was held and in 1997, an honour board was installed. During 1999 the club held a successful open day, inviting interested members of the public to take part and watch various types of shooting.

Jill Taylor 23, Cathy Redpath DNF. Birdies: Merv Hameister hole 13, 14 & 17, Dean Trickett 2 and Austin Henstridge 2. NTP: Chris Hahesy on 3.

Kelvin Grove Olives, hostess K Mugge. July 18: Stroke, Third Qualifying Round of Club Championship, sponsored by Eldredge Wines.

Mens Results Sunday July 8, Jim Barry Memorial, Stroke Second Qualifying Round of Club Championship, sponsored by Barry Family: J Greet 96/63, D Pratt 81/64, M Eime 91/67, M Williams 81/67, P Agnew 96/68, C Walkley 98/68, I Zweck 96/70, T Eime 95/75, D Smith 100/76, B Spinks 111/76, M Finn 104/78, A Hentschke 97/78, B Reichstein 108/80, H Wandel 104/81. Skins No3: Jackpot. NTP No14: M Eime. Ladies – Stableford – K Mugge 41, H Williams 35, J Zweck 35, K Eime 30. Skins No13: J Zweck. July 15: Stableford, sponsored by Cox Rural Northern. July 22: Stableford, Legacy Day – donation. Ladies Results July 4, Stableford, sponsored by Clare Chemmart: K Mugge 42, D Wandel 37, J Wandel 33, J Zweck 32. 9 Holes: L Randolph 18, H Williams 18, C Virgin and J McEwin also played. Skins: K Mugge. Raffle: J Zweck. July 11: Flag/Stroke, sponsored by

Mens results, Saturday July 7, Stableford. Nine players started on Saturday with only two players completing nine holes. Winner was P Sullivan 35 points, L Hean 33, R Page 31, G Ince 27, L Beaty 22, J Greenwood & B Fitton played for handicap. Next week’s Comp is a Par round.

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Results from Saturday July 7, Stableford. A Grade: B Howarth 44 pts, R Brandsma 40 pts, P Buckley 40 pts. B Grade: R Thomas 40 pts, S Saunders 40 pts, T Buttery 37 pts. C Grade: A Gooden 48 pts, J Heapy 43 pts, M Keast 38 pts. NTP 8 & 17 in 2: R Brandsma. NTP 9 & 18 in 3: J Watts. Next week’s competition: Stroke.

Saddleworth

Results from First Qualifying Round of the Championships: Rod Schunke 93 net 61, Kym Baum 82 Net 67, Clint Parker

David Chapman brought home a silver medal from the Commonwealth Games in 2006, having competed in the Rapid Fire Pairs event, coming second to India. In 2007 Jeff Barr and Reg Chapman approached David and Chris Bigg, enquiring about purchasing the land the range was built on, the Bigg family generously donating the land to the club. In 2010, David Chapman accompanied the Australian team to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, returning home with a bronze medal in the Rapid Fires Pairs event. SA Police use the range on a regular basis for instruc-

83 net 68, Bronte Heinrich 83 net 68, Rob Benger 70 net 69, Roger Coupar 78 net 69, Richard Davidson 92 net 70, Steve Hadley 94 net 70, Leigh Victor 77 net 70, Richard Matz 96 net 71, Fraser Neill 87 net 72, Mick Aworth 90 net 72, Simon Goode 96 net 72, Mark Ross Naylor 93 net 75, Bill Driver 96 net 76, Brad Abbott 96 net 76, Ryan Longmire 93 net 76, Len Venning 100 net 76, Kevin Parish 98 net 77, Brett Scvhulz 121 net 80. NTP: No 14 Bill Driver. Birdies: Kym Baum, Rob Benger. July 14: Second Qualifying Round of Championships.

Two Wells

Saturday was the third round of the President’s Trophy. A Grade was won by Yogi Frencken who fired a fine 44 points to win from Les Grafton 37 and Charlie Hogg 36. Tim Clifton’s 43 saw him take B Grade and also a stranglehold on the President’s Trophy with three rounds of over 40 and one round still to go. Tim has had five weeks in a row in the top three in B Grade players. Darrell Thompson had his second win in three weeks in C Grade, with 42 points. Matchplays saw Charles Hogg take out

tion and training of their personnel. This year saw the introduction of accredited club instructors, recognised by the SA Police, for the training of new members. Long serving secretary, Phil Edwards, recently arrived home from Greece, competing in the IPSC World Championships, where he came 79th overall and 10th in the senior section. The club is currently going strong with 623 members, eight associate members and five juniors. Life members include Gordon Tiller, Les Mader and Reg Chapman.

Dad Bobby Hogg and Les Grafton defeat Andrew Baker. For scores, visit: http://www.twowellsgolfclub.com.au A Grade: Y Frencken 44, L Grafton 37, C Hogg 36, R Hogg 35, P Shields 35, A Baker 32, G Payne 29. B Grade: T Clifton 43, I Smith 35,I Clark 34, C Barker 34, H Linford 32, J Weir, 31. C Grade: D Thompson 42, S Kelly 37, R Prior 36, J Spackman 34, I Telfer 32, J Boon 30, B Barns 26, D Smith 23. Long Drives: A – L Grafton. B – T Clifton. C – S Kelly. Matchplays: L Grafton d A Baker 3/2, C Hogg d R Hogg 2/1. Meat trays: H Linford, D Hall, J Boon. Next week: Stroke – Round Three of Club Championships. – Russell Grigg, TWGC Handicapper

Two Wells Ladies

The Second Round of the Stableford Trophy was on July 3, and won by Julie Holland with 31 points, runner-up Elaine Grigg with 30 on CB from Aileen Oliver. NTP: Debra Lamont on 12, Julie Holland on 15. Long Drive: Kath Stubing on 13. Gobblers: Aileen Oliver on 5. Julie Holland also won 10 balls for the Birdies Nest on 6.

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SPORT v Netball

Hamley sneak one goal win Courtside with Merridy Manuel Hamley had a close call with Two Wells on Saturday, winning by just one goal in the last quarter, 50 – 49. Two Wells lead from the start, ahead by five at the first change. Hamley pegged back the gap and were only down by two at half time. Two Wells were still ahead by two at the final break, but Hamley closed in and took the win in the final term. Hamley coach, Lee Barnett said it was a great game. “They are a very physical team but we adjusted and played well,” commented Lee. “We had Chelsea Modra out and had Jodie Grantham from A2s playing WA who did a really great job.” Two Wells coach, Stacey Gameau was pleased with how her girls performed, and noted they are peaking at the right end of the season. “It was tough to lose by one,” Stacey said. “But it made us even more determined.” I know from experience that Two Wells should never be taken lightly, and they are proving a force to be

reckoned with as the finals approach. It will be interesting to see how they perform in a fortnight against Hummocks. Hamley GS, Amber Rogers, again dominated the shooting for Hamley, scoring 44 of the total 50 goals. But it was GD Lee Barnett who once again caught the umpires’ eye, as did Two Wells GS, Trisha Beere. Mallala claims fourth spot Balaklava and Mallala both needed to win on Saturday to secure fourth position on the ladder, Balak on seven points and Mallala on eight. Mallala led from the start on their home ground, and were ahead by four by half time. Balaklava got back within two goals in the third quarter but let Mallala slip away in the final term. Both sides were struggling with numbers, with Emma Tiller and Brooke Griffiths away for Mallala and Sophie Kupke away for Balaklava. Nadene Wehr is also still out with a calf injury, but is making up

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n BALAKLAVA’S Cassie Powell is forced into the splits as she and Mallala opponent, Jayne Brown try to get to the ball in the A2 game. n INSET: Kellie Michael, Balaklava receives the ball outside her team’s goal circle. for it by coaching in Tess Pollard’s absence. “The team did not play badly, just not to our potential.” Nadene said of the game. “We hope a trial match this Thursday against Min/Man (Mintaro/Manoora) will help.” Nadene made mention of GD Sophie Cocks, who played her second game in A1 for the Peckers and did all that was asked of her. GK Alex Wilson won best for Balaklava.

As always, Mallala coach, Katie Kreig spoke highly of all her players and made special mention of Karen Jamieson, who replaced C Tracy Kennett when she had to have treatment on her eye. “Karen is tenacious, yet cool and collected,” said Katie. “She is such a valuable person to our team and gives the girls great confidence every time she takes to the court.” Katie also made mention of ‘Miss Reli-

APNA Premiership Tables Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association matches played on Saturday A1: Mallala 47 (Tracy Kennett) def Balaklava 41 (Alexandra Wilson). Hamley Bridge 50 (Lee Barnett) def Two Wells 49 (Trisha Beere). Long Plains 70 (Tori Doherty) def Virginia 45 (Angela Williams). A2: Two Wells 61 (Amanda McHugh) def Hamley Bridge 56 (Jodie Grantham). Balaklava 43 (Tenayah Renshaw) def Mallala 35 (Jayne Brown). A3: Balaklava 56 (Sharayah Hall) def Mallala 34 (Jordyn Algar). Two Wells 59 (Christie Castle) def Hamley Bridge 36 (Kate Smith). Mallala Away 48 (Belinda Angus) drew with Long Plains 48 (Heather Curnow). A4: Balaklava 61 (Aleisha Michael) def Mallala 23 (Sarah Verner). Two Wells 60 (Shannen Weir) def Hamley Bridge 18 (Belinda Prior). Long Plains 46 (Pearl Chapman) def Virginia 24 (Bek Barons). A5: Mallala 40 (Katelin Richter) def Balaklava 34 (Shannon Hunt). Two Wells 50 (Liana Juvan) def Hamely Bridge 26 (Bethany Packer). Long Plains 38 (Dayna Heaft) def Virginia 34 (Tegan Gromble). B: Mallala 22 (Sheridyn Kowald) def Balaklava 9 (Alexandra Wehr). Hamley Bridge 31 (Sophie Martin) def Two Wells 24 (Hayley Squires). Balaklava Away 38 (Stacey Faehrmann) def Long Plains 16 (Jess Daniel). C1: Two Wells 38 (Holly Bates) def Hamley Bridge 19 (Amy McCabe). Mallala 32 (Tiffani Graham) def Balaklava 24 (Kirriliy White). C2: Balaklava 28 (Teisha Harkness) def Mallala 21 (Lilliana Mathew). Two Wells 14 (Stephanie Dedes) def Hamley Bridge 10 (Debra Lambert). Virginia forfeited to Long Plains

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A1 GRADE Hummocks........ 18.... 59.64 Hamley Bridge... 18.... 56.39 Two Wells........... 12.... 56.86 Mallala............... 10.... 52.18 Balaklava............ 7..... 49.46 Long Plains......... 5..... 47.22 Virginia................ 0..... 29.19

A5 GRADE Hummocks........ 18.... 60.88 Two Wells........... 16.... 63.20 Mallala............... 12.... 55.82 Long Plains........ 12.... 51.45 Virginia................ 8..... 47.01 Balaklava............ 4..... 43.32 Hamley Bridge.... 0..... 29.16

A3 GRADE Balaklava........... 20.... 62.85 Hummocks........ 14.... 57.02 Two Wells........... 12.... 57.77 Long Plains........ 11.... 48.09 Mallala Away...... 7..... 41.96 Mallala................ 5..... 41.34 Hamley Bridge.... 1..... 38.37

C1 GRADE Hamley Bridge... 18.... 71.93 Two Wells........... 18.... 64.64 Mallala............... 14.... 61.45 Balaklava........... 10.... 50.67 Long Plains......... 8..... 27.81 Hummocks......... 2..... 18.57

A2 GRADE Two Wells........... 16.... 52.07 Mallala............... 15.... 52.17 Hummocks........ 13.... 52.04 Hamley Bridge... 10.... 50.18 Balaklava........... 10.... 50.15 Long Plains......... 6..... 42.81

A4 GRADE Two Wells........... 20.... 64.61 Balaklava........... 16.... 63.65 Long Plains........ 14.... 50.63 Hummocks........ 10.... 53.08 Virginia................ 4..... 42.33 Hamley Bridge.... 3..... 36.44 Mallala................ 3..... 35.96

B GRADE Hamley Bridge... 18.... 62.83 Hummocks........ 16.... 59.88 Balak Away........ 14.... 60.93 Two Wells............ 7..... 48.03 Mallala................ 7..... 39.57 Long Plains......... 3..... 38.76 Balaklava............ 3..... 33.72

C2 GRADE Mallala............... 18.... 81.25 Balaklava........... 18.... 81.18 Two Wells........... 14.... 66.22 Hamley Bridge.... 8..... 46.76 Virginia................ 6..... 25.26 Long Plains......... 2..... 22.75 Hummocks......... 2..... 16.89

able’, GD Kerryn Obst, and GK Jessie Neilson, GS Diana Feeley who replaced Emma Tiller who looked like she hadn’t missed a game, GA Tessa Jarmyn and Clare Bruggemann. “I am just so proud of the girls, their determination, attack at the ball and defensive pressure paid off.” Best player for Mallala was Tracy Kennett Long Plains keep Virginia win-less

Unfortunately, bottom ranked Virginia still maintain their no-win streak, losing to Long Plains by 25. However, there was a change in the best player stakes, with Angela Williams awarded instead of Sarah Smith! Long Plains coach, Josie McArdle said her girls played well and with confidence. “I was pleased with their performance and Tori Doherty did well at WD winning best.” Despite having the

bye, Hummocks are still on top, ahead by three percent over Hamley. They take on the ailing Virginia this weekend. Long Plains are now breathing down the neck of Balaklava, who they take on this weekend. If they win, Long Plains will have level points with Balaklava. Similarly, Mallala are only two points behind Two Wells and will be keen to win when they face them this weekend. The Hamley Bridge girls have the bye.

APNA netty star Name: Keisha Gregory Nickname: Keish DOB: 04/07/2000 Height: Getting taller! Team: Long Plains Position: GA Who is the most damaging player (on or off court) in your club? Georgia McArdle Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off court), and why? Merrilyn Good - she’s always there to strap people any time of the day Highlight of netball career: Playing regionals this year What’s your number one passion outside netball? Basketball If you could trade places with any other person for a week, living or dead, real or fictional, with

whom would it be? Natalie von Bertouch (Thunderbird) What’s the last movie you went to see? The Three Stooges If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do with the money? Go on a big shopping spree If you were a car, what kind would you be? Red ferrari If you were on the front page of the newspaper, what would the headline say? “Keisha Gregory found alive in her room after three days” If you could take anyone on your next netball trip, who would it be? Catelyn Harkness What’s the best item in your fridge? Iced Coffee

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SPORT v Football/Netball

Roosters chasing Mallala Mallala v Two Wells

n jason Earl was back for Mallala on Saturday, after an extensive injury spell.

SUDDENLY there is plenty to play for in this match, with Two Wells now just two wins behind Mallala on the ladder and with a far superior percentage. A win over the Magpies this week puts the Roosters just two points behind second spot and every chance of stealing that second spot in the shadows of the end of the season. If Mallala can pull off a win on Saturday, it would be an achievement in itself. Not to be condescending but Two Wells are in excellent form, by all reports playing excellent football and have a fully fit senior list. Mallala coach, Steve Lubcke, studies his opposition closely and will put a team and a structure in place to give the Magpies their best chance of winning. Whether it will be good enough is another question. Liam Whitwell is usually a terrier against the Roosters but with him absent through the broken leg sustained earlier this season, it puts a dent in the Magpies’ chances. Christian Rimmer is another Mallala midfielder unlikely to come up in time and with Joel Montgomerie also under an injury cloud, the odds of a Magpies win lengthen.

before the bounce Round 13 APFL preview with Les Pearson

The time has clearly come for Two Wells to continue making bold statements in the lead-up to finals and the Roosters are unlikely to waste this opportunity. That said, the Magpies have been written off all year with punters citing injury as a major stumbling point – yet they’ve found a will and a way to win.

United v Balaklava

IT’S great to see the Tigers pushing the top teams and Saturday provides another chance for them to do so, taking on the topplaced Peckers at Long Plains. United coach, Travis Opitz, mentioned being able to challenge the young Balaklava midfield. The likes of Justin Michael (hardly young but we’ll roll with it), Lachy Michael and Todd McPharlin have all been in great form of late. Opitz fancies his charges to be able to compete with them in the centre circle on Saturday and if they can recapture that drive that has been powering recent performances, he may

just be right. The only real question relates to whether the Tigers can put the score on the board against Balaklava’s defence. Derek Friedrichs held Scott Hahn to just two goals on the weekend and Brenton Lamond has had a stellar fortnight. The return of Scott Farrell to the back line is another bonus for the Peckers, adding some height and strength. United’s Mikey Brown was great against Balaklava earlier this year and has continued that form, while Heath Pym was another classy performer for the Tigers. They would need some help this weekend but no doubt Opitz will implore his team to stand up and be counted as well.

Virginia v HWE

NOT much has been heard from the Eagles’camp during the bye break, hopefully signifying the return of some key players to the line-up for this weekend’s game against the Rams at Virginia.

Virginia regained some confidence against United on the weekend and has been playing its home ground to perfection of late. The Rams tend to run the ball out of defence well, using the switch more often than not, before centring the ball and taking it up the corridor and into attack. Using forward, Brendon Niklaus, up the ground also allows them to be more unpredictable and not as one dimensional as they were in seasons gone by. Niklaus still offers a marking target up forward but also enables other forwards to present and be used by midfielders, such as Troy Wilkey, Ben Russell and Matthew Young. Anthony Johnston’s work across half forward can’t be ignored either. The Eagles are likely to send reliable defender, Sam Baker, to Niklaus. Brad Higgs has been used across the half back line in recent weeks, although a half forward or midfield position tends to suit his game style a little more. If Virginia defender, Adrian Mark, is still out, there may be a chance Eagles forward, Matthew Bryant, could get a slight mis-match, especially if Matt Higgs plays forward to take a tall defender.

APNA action

n JUST FOR FUN: Long Plains and Virginia played a friendly C2 game on Saturday, as Virginia were unable to field a full side. n top left: Abbie McArdle, Long Plains attempting to intercept on Charlotte Parker, playing for Virginia. n ABOVE INSET: Virginia’s Vicki Booth-Elliott aims for goal. n ABOVE RIGHT: Long Plains GA, Tamika Gregory receives the ball in the goal circle. n RIGHT: Madeleine Parker, Long Plains in action. n ellie Reusch, Balaklava shoots in the A4 game. Plains Producer, Wednesday July 11, 2012

n michelle Veitch in action for Balaklava.

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LISA Simpson alone makes me generally despise the saxophone but why should one yellow-skinned annoying little girl ruin the huge number of classic tunes out there? In the period from 1980 until about 1995, it was just about compulsory for hit music to feature a huge sax solo or catchy sax hook. These songs are often forgotten about but remain favourites for music lovers world-wide. Revisiting some classic sax tunes, you might not even know them by name but the solo or small sax hook will trigger some memories. One of the often forgotten sax-hits is Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty (released in 1978) is an iconic sax-hit. If you heard the vocal section, there’s a strong possibility you would be thinking “I’ve never heard this song before”, until the sax kicks in. Billy Joel’s hit album “Piano Man” has a belter of a tune called “It’s Still Rock and Roll To Me”, complete with a belting

sax solo about two minutes into the song, when Billy shouts out to saxaphone player, Richie Cannata, “all right Rico” (I think that’s what he says). At about two and a half minutes into the George Thorogood and the Destroyers’’ classic, “Bad To The Bone”, another classic sax solo is released. A song I’ve recently got right into, for some reason, kind of like pregnant women and their funny cravings for weird foods, is David Bowie’s “Modern Love”. I’m not a huge fan of Bowie, particularly due to his collaboration with Mick Jagger and that putrid cover of “Dancing In The Streets”. “Modern Love” does have a wonderful sax-segment though, at about 1:45 into the song. I don’t know what ever happened to Eric Carmen but his hit single “Hungry Eyes”, from the soundtrack of “Dirty Dancing”, was one of the biggest songs of the 80s. Again, going along with the theme, a sexy sax-solo is

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july 15 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala............... Not provided Two Wells.......... Not provided Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Lochiel........Comb. Nantawarra Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

july 22 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm Goyder...................... 5.00pm CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava...................... 9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Lochiel....................... 10.00am Nantawarra........ Comb. Lochiel Tarlee.......................... 9.15am july 25 - wednesday COMMUNITY CHURCH Pinery.......................11.00am Mallala Hostel

july 29 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Auburn.................... 10.30am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am Auburn..................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge............9.15am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Lochiel....................... 10.00am Nantawarra........Comb. Lochiel Tarlee................. Visit Midlands

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House in Balaklava. 2 bedroom with a study (or small 3rd bedroom). Easy living, secure, low maintenance and close to town amenities. Available immediately. Contact Mel Haynes, Landmark Balaklava 0408 086 021.

For Sale

Boat/Tinny: 3.8m Ally Craft, 25hp mariner and trailer. Fully floored with marine carpet, storage, live bait pump, and electric motor for lure fishing. $7,000 ono Ph 0400 593 225.

Firewood for sale, cut, weighed and delivered. Kindling available. Phone (m) 0407 896 159 Snowtown. Firewood for sale. $120 per trailer load. Saw bench and operator for hire $80 per hour. Phone 0408 800 534. Firewood - top quality split red gum, $290 per tonne. 1/2 tonne loads available. All loads weighed. Free delivery to Owen and surrounding areas. Phone 0412 887 040 anytime.

Mintaro - Private sale, 357 freehold prime acres in Mintaro/Clare area. Expressions of interest. Price negotiable. Phone 0427 311 743 anytime.

Murray Grey X Fresian heifers. 1x 11 months $300. 1x 17 months $400 or $600 pair. Phone 0438 374 869.

Photocopier - Black and white Ricoh 2027 with fax, A4 and A3 trays. $1500 ono. Phone Andrew on 0407 715 593.

Pram - Emmaljunga, classic, navy/white, bassinet plus toddler seat with accessories. Immaculate condition. Photos can be emailed $500. Phone: 0418 850 964.

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Sprayer - Optima 300 litre trailer sprayer by Croplands with 12-volt pump, hand lance and 4m boom. The unit has never been used so in brand new condition, location Virginia. $2,200 ono phone 8332 0589.

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 July 17, 2012. Welcome to all men & women for fellowship.

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

Work Wanted

Building plans, for additions, alterations, new houses, sheds, pergolas. Ph Stuart 0488 429 169

Birth

Reljich - Steven & Jess. Congratulations on the safe arrival of Kate Jane 5lb 9oz 04/07/2012. Our first granddaughter. All our love Mum & Tony, Dad & Louraine and family.

Birthday

In MEMORIAM

Gowland - Peter. Born 18/07/2009. Happy Birthday little man. Nanna Charmaine wishes you love and hugs not just for this special day but from the day you were born and forever and always. Even though I am not allowed to see you no one can take my beautiful memories that I do have and your place in my heart with everyone of my gorgeous grandchildren. Love you heaps Nan Nan, Aunties, Uncles, and Cousins xxoo

We can’t believe it has been a year already. So much has happened in those 12 months and we would love nothing more than to be able to sit around the kitchen table and tell you about the people we’ve met, the things we’ve seen and the places we’ve been. We know you’re still there, watching our every move, and we can only hope that we are making you proud. Each of us have grown and matured so much in the last year and, although you are not here with us anymore, you, and the values you instilled in us, still have a huge influence on the directions we take and the decisions we make.

Death

Daniel - Vincent Digby. Passed away peacefully at Lerwin on July 6, 2012. Aged 83 years. Loved father and father-inlaw of Cheryl and Brian, Gary, Grant, Glenys and Malcolm, Nigel, Scott and Pam. Devoted Grandpa of seven and great-grandpa of eleven. Strong to the end. Sadly missed. Special thanks to Doctors Butler and Trenam and all staff at Lerwin Nursing Home and Murray Bridge Day Care Centre for their care and support.

We miss you and love you more than ever before and hope that, wherever you are, we are making you proud. All our love, Rob, Matt, Kimbo and Han xxx

HOEPNER – Sharon 29/10/1966 - 14/07/2011

There are no words to describe what the past year has been like without you. You may be gone from our sight, but you continue to inspire each of us every day. To Rob, Matt, Kimmy, Hannah and Merv– what a team you make! You are in our thoughts today and everyday xx.

The relatives and friends of Vincent Digby Daniel are invited to attend his grave side funeral service to be held at the Shannon Cemetery, Columba Road, Columba on Friday July 13, 2012 at 1.30pm.

With love, Vaughan and Sheryl, Kelly, Carl, Demi and Rylan, Jamie, Abbie, Jack, Macy and Dan.

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Thank you

Daniel - After a long illness the last of the Daniel boys, Vincent (swag) passed away July 6, 2012 at Murray Bridge aged 83. Many thanks to Cheryl, Brian and family for caring for him for 20 years. May he rest in peace Val, Ray (deceased) Daniel and family.

Balaklava Football & Netball Clubs would like to thank all of the generous people (sorry too many to list individually but they know who they are!) who donated goods & services for our recent auction. The auction was a tremendous success with a wide variety of items providing some spirited bidding, so thank you very much. BFNC.

GARVIE - Peter Ernest. Passed away peacefully on July 8, 2012. Aged 80 years. Loved husband of Wendy. Sadly missed “My Daddy” of Vicki, Gordon, Pelita, Janice, Simone and their families. Always in our hearts.

I WISH to thank my family, relatives, friends and neighbours for their support in the way of phone calls, flowers, cards, visits and food, during my stay in hospital. Thanks to the Balaklava Hospital and St John Ambulance. It was greatly appreciated. Mary Roberts.

A grave side service for Peter will be conducted in the Port Wakefield Cemetery, Port Wakefield on Thursday July 12, 2012 at 1pm.

I Would like to thank the staff and doctors for the care given to me, when I stayed in the Balaklava Hospital. Thank you also to my family and friends, for their visits and phone calls and well wishes. Also thank the people and ambulance coming to my aid when I had my fall. Philip Clarke.

In lieu of floral tributes a donation in memory of Peter to the Balaklava Hospital would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the service. DURDIN & FORGIE Family Funeral Directors Accredited Member A.F.D.A Balaklava 8862 2101

Engagement

LIGHT - LAMOND. Sally together with David & Kaye wish to announce the recent engagement of Hannah & Brenton. With best wishes from both families. Franks - Barbara. In loving memory of our dear Mum and Nanna who passed away five years ago. Forever in our hearts and sadly missed by Joy and John, Christine and John, Jim and Ros and their families.

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Coming Events BALAKLAVA GOLF CLUB

2 PERSON AMBROSE

THOMPSON BEACH PROGRESS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATION

✱ 12 noon shot gun start ✱ $10 members ✱ $15 non members ✱ Includes BBQ tea Tania 0418 806 747

Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir

BALAKLAVA MEALS ON WHEELS

JULY 22

TUESDAY JULY 31

CONCERT AGM SUNDAY

AGM

SUN JULY 15

SUNDAY AUGUST 12

2pm at Two Wells Uniting Church Hall

1pm at Dublin Institute • On Agenda Revised Constitution

• Cost: $10

1.30pm in Lutheran Hall • All Welcome • Please bring a plate of afternoon tea

ROSEWORTHY RAILWAY CLUB INC

LET US TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE

Better Development Plan DPA Cancellation of Public Meeting

Notice is herby given that the Public Meeting scheduled for Wednesday July 18, 2012 at 7.00pm at the Two Wells Community Centre, Two Wells Sports Complex, Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells is cancelled. Pursuant to Section 25(11)(b) of the Development Act 1993, the public meeting is not required on the basis that no written submission made a request to be heard. Authorised by Charles Mansueto CEO DC of Mallala

SUNDAY JULY 15

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

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

BIRTHDAY PARTY & SPECIAL EVENTS ARE WELCOME, CONTACT BOB 8264 0449 ANYTIME

Second Hand Book Sale

Quench

In Memoriam

Hoepner Sharon Ann 29/10/1966 - 14/07/2011. In loving memory of my only daughter Sharon. Love leaves a memory no-one can steal and death leaves a heartache no-one can heal. Love always Dad.

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MONDAY JULY 2 TO FRIDAY JULY 13 in the Balaklava Community Library

Women’s Camp Emmaus Campsite, Halbury For I will pour out water to quench your thirst and to irrigate your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit on your descendants, and my blessing on your children. Isaiah 44:3 �

School Holiday Opening Hours Weekdays 9:30am to 5pm (closed from 1pm to 2pm) Saturdays 9am to 12 noon

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0433 971 399 (regos) 0427 532 007 8862 2477

Come for an awesome weekend and be inspired by the journeys of four wonderful women: Caroline Cunningham, Noreen Baker, Libby Greenshields and Cathy Hamann. Be encouraged. Be quenched.

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Coming Events

Situations Vacant

(Regional Revival is an initiative of Balaklava Church of Christ)

REGIONAL REVIVAL RALLY AT BALAKLAVA

ADROSSAN - Adrossan Newsagency ADELAIDE - Rundle Mall Plaza Newsagency

SUNDAY JULY 22

✤ July Camp Speakers Carl Haasbroek & Errol Meaney ✤ July Camp Band ✤ Testimonies from campers ✤ Pooled Supper

(Under instructions from Australian Executor Trustees. Executors in the estate of Barry Leonard Herbert)

HAMLEY BRIDGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC

BALAKLAVA - Balaklava Newsagency - Free Choice, Balaklava - The Plains Producer

ANCILLARY STAFF POSITIONS AVAILABLE

BLYTH - Page's Deli

DUBLIN - Dublin General Store - Dublin Fuel Station GAWLER - Gawler Newsagency - Adelaide Road Newsagency HAMLEY BRIDGE - Hamley Bridge Newsagency KADINA - Kadina Newsagency KAPUNDA - Kapunda Newsagency KULPARA - Kulpara Laser Lec LOCHIEL - Simmonds Garage LOWER LIGHT - Lower Light Service Station

DEFENCE PROOF & EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT PORT WAKEFIELD: LIVE FIRING RANGE WARNING NOTICE Test and evaluation activities involving static firings and/or firings of naval and artillery weapons are conducted at the Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield throughout the year. The Proof and Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield is a vital Defence test and evaluation capability that has supported Defence since 1929. These firings may require specific tidal or weather conditions, and are critical for the safety of current and new Defence capabilities. Members of the public may notice noise, vibration, flashes and/or smoke during the testing. There is no risk to the public outside of the gazetted Defence Practice Areas. For reasons of public safety, there is a permanent exclusion zone covering land, sea and air around the Port Wakefield Establishment. Specific details on the Port Wakefield Prohibited Area can be obtained from Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No GN 26, 4 July 1990, and is shown on the diagram below. Trespassing in this Area is strictly prohibited and very dangerous due to the presence of unexploded bombs. Any person found within the Prohibited Area or on Defence land will be subject to prosecution. Specific test and evaluation activities may also require restricting public access to the Port Wakefield Defence Practice Areas over specific periods with these areas articulated in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 40, 7 October 1992, and also identified on the diagram below. This may affect access to the Gulf of St Vincent at Port Wakefield and Port Parham. If any member of the public has inquiries in relation to these activities please contact Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Range Control, on (08) 8867 0270 between 8.00am and 4.30pm weekdays or the Proof & Experimental Establishment Port Wakefield – Security Office, on (08) 8867 0299 outside these hours.

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RIVERTON - Riverton Newsagency

Tender

SADDLEWORTH - Saddleworth IGA

WASLEYS - Wasleys Post Office

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

A Job and Person Specification, including details on “How to Apply”, is available from Schools Ministry Group on 8378 6800 or mail@smg.asn.au.

Schools Ministry Group along with Balaklava Chaplaincy Support Group are seeking applications for this 14-15 hours per week position, commencing late Term 3, 2012 The position exists to offer support to students, staff and the school community.

A Job and Person Specification, including details on “How to Apply”, is available from Schools Ministry Group on 8378 6800 or mail@smg.asn.au. Closing date: Friday August 17 at 4pm to SMG

SNOWTOWN - Snowtown General Store

WALLAROO - Wallaroo Newsagency

Schools Ministry Group along with Balaklava Chaplaincy Support Group are seeking applications for this 14-15 hours per week position, commencing beginning Term 4, 2012

PORT WAKEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL

PRICE - Price General Store

WATERVALE - Watervale General Store

OWEN PRIMARY SCHOOL

(Previously known as School Chaplain)

PORT WAKEFIELD - Pt Wakefield Newsagency

VIRGINIA - Virginia Classic Cafe - Virginia Nursery - Liberty Service Station

(Previously known as School Chaplain)

CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER

PORT CLINTON - Port Clinton Store

TWO WELLS - Two Wells BP - Two Wells IGA - Two Wells Snack Bar

CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER

www.smg.asn.au

MALLALA - Mallala IGA - Mallala Trading Co - M&G Takeaway MOONTA - Moonta Newsagency

TARLEE - Tarlee Post Office

Multi-skilled role encompassing: Kitchen and Cleaning. National Police Check required. Enquiries for Application & Job Description: Antonetta Eales Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital PO Box 11 Hamley Bridge SA 5401 Phone: 08 8528 2276 Fax: 8528 2618 Email: ant@hbmh.com.au

Closing date: Friday July 20 at 4pm to SMG

OWEN - Owen General Store

ROSEWORTHY - Roseworthy Roadhouse

NANTAWARRA Property Auction - Silo Road Friday August 10, 2012 at 10am on site

public notice

AUBURN - Auburn Welcome Mart - Auburn Roadhouse and Deli

CLARE - Clare Newsagency

UPCOMING VACANCIES

EVERYONE WELCOME

ANGLE VALE - Angle Vale Newsagency

BRINKWORTH - Norma's Country Cafe Brinkworth

EMPLOYMENT

Primo Quality Meats Port Wakefield has identified a number of impending vacancies located predominately in the Production Area. Primo Port Wakefield is a world class facility and pays a very competitive remuneration for the right skill set. For further information or an application for employment, ring the Company on 88671088.

6.00pm at Balaklava Uniting Church Hall

Real estate

YORKE PENINSULA FIELD DAYS INC Tenders are called and invited for provision of 2,000 small square bales of straw/hay for the 2013 YP Field Days three-day event at Paskeville on: Tue September 24, Wed September 25, Thur September 26, 2013 Provision includes delivery to YP Field Days exhibitor sites prior to the event. All tenders and enquiries welcome. For details and further information please contact: YP Field Days Administrator,Elaine Bussenschutt Telephone 8827 2040 Fax 8827 1011 Email ypfd@ netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554

www.smg.asn.au

• 3 Bedroom Home / 3 Titles • 3 acres/1.347 hect Land • Very handy Shedding A property full of potential, situated on over 3 acres of land with a converted store providing a 3 bedroom home with spacious Lounge, kitchen/Dine, pantry. There’s 2 Storage rooms and numerous adaptable handy sheds, silos and several small paddocks. If its peace and quiet and space from neighbours then this could be for you . For genuine sale to finalise an Estate. Immediately Following Property Auction CLEARING SALE ED Falcon, Trailer , Household Furniture, Electrical, Household Sundries, Tools and General Sundries. Vehicles: 1993 ED Falcon; 6’x4’ trailer; Workshop: Rover 460 Lawn Mower; 140 amp Peerless arc welder; Ryobi circular saw; Skil sander; GMC Electric Chainsaw; old wooden step ladder; sack truck; assorted bolts & screws; fishing rod; 2 x extension cords; 2 small tables; Ryobi cut-off wheel; Makita circular Saw; Ryobi line trimmer (bent shaft); Skil jigsaw; 2 steel step ladders; 4 ltr garden sprayer; Nails; small qty steel; 3 power boards; vice; pipe vice; 2 old filing cabinets; steel storage cabinet; steel shelving – 1 x 4 section, 3 x 3 section; 1 x 2 section & 1 x 1 section; 2 small plastic display cabinets; 3 tables; pottery moulds (approx 50); oils; gas heating gun; sink cupboard (movable); hand reel mower; assorted hand tools; chef portable gas stove; 1 wooden shelf; pedestal air cooler; small table with 2 drawers (on casters); 2 x Glass display cabinets Electrical Goods: Metters Freezer; Kelvinator 331 Fridge; Panasonic Inverter Microwave 1100 watt; 2 x Sunbeam Irons; Kambrook Frypan; Tiffany Toasted Sandwich Maker; Sunbeam Hand beater; Sunbeam Expresso Coffee Maker; Electric Coffee Grinder; Sunbeam kettle; Sunbeam toaster; Supermix; Samsung Television; LP Turntable; Samsung video player; Sanyo Video; Rank Arena radio & speakers; 2 x Aiko Television; Audiosonic DVD; Log Fire Electric Heater; Small Electric heater; Pedestal Fan; Sharp Sterior radio cassette recorder; Digital Clock Radio; Desktop Computer and accessories; Fembronic Hi-fi with turntable and speakers; Sectarid; hand post hole digger; 2 spirit levels; garden tools; battery charger; Outdoor Sundries: Gates; ropes; tiles; 3 old metal trunks; 8 permapine posts; 2 upright silos 1 good & 1 rusty; qty timber; 5 empty 200 ltr drums; qty besser blocks; scrap steel; small upright silo 1 rusty; 2 x 200 ltr drums with empty bags; Furniture: 4 piece corner modular lounge; 4 piece book shelves; buffet/display cabinet; small coffee table; medium coffee table; tv stand; round table & 4 chairs; 1 x high back swivel stool; QS bed frame – slat base; small bedside chest drawers; wardrobes; 6 piece bedroom setting – no bed; small bedroom cupboard; old dressing table (very ornate); Large solid steel frame table with 3 drawers; 2 office chairs; Traymobile; Ironing Board; Household Sundries: Praktica camera; wall clock; Hanimex Projector; box of slides & screen; typewriter; 2 boxes Videos; 6 boxes books; Chess Game; Various magazines; picture frames; various paintings some originals by Marlene Paparella (deceased); set of books “How it works”; Aquaport water filter & spare filters; approx 30 puzzles; assorted linen; hand painted clock; Cooking Tools; Cooking & baking dishes; Tupperware; Microwave dishes; assorted saucepans; large kitchen scales; small kitchen scales; wok; cutlery, glasses, cups & saucers, mugs, plates, bowls; Box of LP’s; Figurines; 6 drawer tape holder; numerous audio tapes; Electric Train equipment – tools, magazines, bits & pieces, work light etc; • Buyer’s Number system applies • ID required • Cash and Cheque (per prior arrangement) on the day • no card facilities available

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$215,000

12 Baker Street

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 br home Hoyleton $165/week • 3br home Balaklava, $170 /week

UNDER CONTRACT • 19 Richardson St, Parham

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• 15 Short Tce, Balaklava • 53 Cameron St, Lochiel

BALAKLAVA

20 Kelly Street

$149,000

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BALAKLAVA $169,900 Unit 7 - 1 Charles Street

Ideal investment or 1st home

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

OWEN $179,000 21 First Street

BALAKLAVA $249,500 46 Edith Terrace

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‘Under instructions from the mortgagee’ Firstly as a whole and if not sold then in 2 non contingent lots. 5 Shop complex with investment potential and current tenants. This complex includes a Bakery & delicaf, Hairdresser, Remedial Therapist and one vacant shop. The current rental income is approximately $18,400 per annum and it has potential to increase further. The complex is well presented and is providing a great service to the Snowtown community and surrounding districts. If being sold in lots, Lot 1 will be shop 1 & 2 and Lot 2 will be shops 3, 4 & 5. Further details available from the agent. It’s time to buy now, great opportunity. Settlement 17/084/12 Deposit 10% on the fall of the hammer.

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday July 11, 2012

Great value, Low maintenance 2 bedroom unit

• Low maintenance & secure property • Roomy lounge • Landscaped gardens • Semi modern kitchen

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

This is a lot larger home than what it appears

• 3 Bedrooms • Well presented • Timber floating floors • Entertaining area • 2 garages & carport • Property priced to sell

3 Bedroom Stone Cottage Home

• Excellent position • Semi modern kitchen • Separate dining area and lounge room • 2 Garages • Short walk to main shopping area

RLA 150 881

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other reports: P18-23

Sidelined In-form Peckers devastate an injured Magpies side the Final Siren with Les Pearson A DOMINANT second half from Balaklava handed Mallala its first big loss of the season on Saturday, the Peckers crushing the home side by a resounding 91 points. The first half was almost a mirror image of the round two match between these two teams, another dour, high-pressure struggle. Small forward, Ryan McPharlin (three goals), booted an amazing snapped goal from the boundary line in the second term, matched by an effort from cousin, Jason McPharlin, who rolled one through from a similar spot soon after. Balaklava took a small 14-point lead into the main break but injuries to some

n c2 netballer, Jaimie Doolan receives the ball for Long Plains on Saturday.

n APNa reports and results, pages 22-23

key players early undoubtedly took their toll on the Magpies. Mallala coach, Steve Lubcke, was understandably disappointed to lose by such a margin. “After half time, we were smashed in some key areas,” he said. One of those areas was the clearances, Balaklava were able to waltz it out in the last quarter, in stark contrast to the scrap in the first half. The Magpies actually had an extended period of dominance in the second term, bottling the ball in their forward line from about the fifth minute until the 15-minute mark of the quarter. “I thought we had the momentum but couldn’t get it on the scoreboard and continually turned the ball over,” Lubcke said. He also suggested Balaklava had too much height around the ground for the Magpies, struggling to cover losses through injury and illness. Lubcke hates to suggest injuries are a factor in matches as every club has them but the sick list at the Magpies is daunting to look at. Missing were (to name a few) James Wildbore, Christian Rimmer (calf), Liam Whitwell (leg), Daniel Chadwick and Ben Moffatt (illness). Daniel Griffiths also rolled his ankle and was mothballed after half time, while star midfielder, Joel Montgomerie, copped a knock on the hip in the first term and struggled to play out the match. He only played forward pocket in the third and sat out the last quarter on the pine. There were some brighter notes for the badly bruised and beaten Magpies, including the return of red-headed ruckman, Jacob Walsh, who played his first game of the year.

n MAGPIE Troy Algar attempts a specky off the back of Balaklava’s Lachlan Michael, during Saturday’s clash at Mallala Oval. n les pearson reports on other matches, pages 18-20

n Continued page 18

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