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Blackouts hit region, as crops survive gale Les Pearson reports: STRONG winds, thousands of lightning strikes and stormy rain showers caused power outages and caused some concern for farmers in the district on Monday evening. SA Power Networks spokesperson, Paul Roberts, said about 4000 people in the district were affected by power outages for varying lengths of time, with some localities left without power throughout Monday night. Mr Roberts said the outages were common statewide, predominantly caused by lightning strikes. Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster, Darren Ray, said 132,000 lightning strikes were recorded across SA in the 24 hours to 9am Tuesday morning, much of the activity focussed over central districts of the state. “The storm event came from a trough of low pressure extending from an intense low-pressure system to the

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south of the Great Australian Bight,” Mr Ray explained. “The weather will remain fairly mild over the next few days, with a weak burst of shower activity later on Thursday.” Rainfall was limited to less than 10mm apart from the lower southeast and Fleurieu Peninsula, where 1820mm fell. Falls through the Mid North were in the 3-8mm range.

Highest wind gust looks to have been at Cape Willoughby on Kangaroo Island, where an 89km/h gust was recorded. Highest gust in the Mid North area was 76mk/h at Snowtown. These winds had some impact on local canola crops, according to Mid North Ag Services agronomist, Matt Gibbins, with some lighter windrowed crops blown away. n Continued Page 2

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LIGHTNING strikes near Balaklava, looking west.

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Turbine Type: S88_2.1MW with 88m ro COUNTRY Health SA is introducing a new operational organisational structure from December 1. ey tatiSticS Country Health SA chief executive, Adjunct Professor Belinda MoyGreen produced will provide enou es, saidenergy the contemporary structure 70,000 average Australian households per would make CHSA consistent with other states and better aligned with Final output Local is expected the Medicare regions.to be in exces electricity each year, saving more than “The new structure will consist greenhouse gasrural emissions annually. of five separate regions rather than the current 10 clusters,” Prof. • Installed capacity: 98.7MW Moyes said. • Introduction Hub Height: 80 metres of the new structure followed consultation with stake• Maximum Blade Tip Height: 124 metr holders. • Swept area of each WTG: 1.5 acres; “Patients can be assured there will total swept area for the wind farm: 7 be no disruption to our services. They • Total number of escorted truck journ will continue to receive the same during construction: 350 high-level of care from their local • 7 km of high tension cables for rock-a CHSA services,” Prof. Moyes said. THEY came on bikes and on foot to help raise funds for the Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail and Balaklava Golf Club. And they succeeded, with • Continued 27 km of rock trenching for 33kV reti a wonderful day of fun, food and entertainment last Saturday evening. More pictures and report, Page 3 n Page 2 • 5000 m3 of concrete • 8000 ton of steel for towers • 27 km of underground cable • 18 km overhead 33kV line • 110 ton weight of 120MVA transform • Total weight of cargo to be transpor tonnes turbines convert The construction of Stage 2• ofWind the Snowtown Wind the energy electrical energy. The moving air tha Farm by TrustPower will create South Australia’s biggest the 47 S88 wind turbines in one hour, wind farm – and the second largest in Australia. will weigh over 16,000,000 tonnes

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NEWS v District

KESAB awards to Blyth, Brinkworth

Barbara and Fred Groom accept a commendation award for their community work in Brinkworth from KESAB vice chair, Sharon Hanlon.

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•From Page 1 “The structure will include improved reporting lines, with each region headed by a regional director, who will each be supported by one or two regional operational managers and corporate services managers, depending on their size. “The new structure will also help to better manage duplication of services across each rural region and address any potential gaps in service.” Roger Kirchner has been announced as the director for the Yorke and Northern region. Two regional operational managers, who are yet to be

appointed, will support Mr Kirchner. The Community Health team structure will continue as normal under the supervision of the Community Health Director, Nino DiSisto, and the regional director. “South Australia, like the rest of Australia, has an ageing population and CHSA provides 35 per cent of all aged care beds in country SA,” Adjunct Professor Moyes said. “To help manage this, we’re introducing an Aged Care SubAcute and Community Health Director to focus on residential Aged Care Services in SA.”

Blyth and Brinkworth communities have both received KESAB Community Engagement awards. Blyth Progress Association received a Heritage and Culture award for the Padnaindi redevelopment project. Farming history has been showcased in the impressive fencing part of the project, with the theme “Farming - a way of life,” a common thread. Using scenes from photos, 16 designs were formed along with three mosaic panels, to create the fence. Brinkworth’s active community received its award for the many groups and committees which work together throughout the town on a variety of projects, including the museum and enhancement of Peppertree trail. Fred and Barbara Groom were recipients of a commendation report, and were nominated by Brinkworth Progress Association for their continued support, commitment and hard work in the Brinkworth community. • Information on these award winners was not provided to The Plains Producer with other winners announced in the October 31 issue.

Griffiths back in Shadow role MEMBER for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, has been reinstated to the Shadow Cabinet by Liberal Leader, Isobel Redmond. Mr Griffiths was understandably happy to regain a shadow ministry, picking up the Local Government and Regional Development portfolios. “I worked in local government for 27 years so it is fair to say I know a bit about it,” he said. “I have held (the Regional Development) shadow portfolio twice before and as a regional living person who went in to parliament to get a better deal for the areas beyond metro Adelaide, I am pleased to have it back.” • Expanded report on Mr Griffiths’ appointment in next week’s Plains Producer.

BLYTH’S Kerry Smith with the Heritage and Culture award, presented by Tony Circelli, EPA deputy chief executive.

Blackouts as crops survive • From Page 1 “There were some farmers who have seen some really messy paddocks, which could have potentially lost 50 per cent of their yield,” he said. Most of the heavier canola crops appear to have held up pretty well. Mr Gibbins also believed the cereal crops should be relatively unaffected. “I don’t think the rain will have an affect like shot grain or anything like that,” he said. “Some barley could have been blown over but it should be ok, it might just be a bit lower and

harder to pick up. Wheat was also relatively unaffected, with the rain potentially bringing some benefit. “Anything with a bit of green still in it, it could help fill it out, definitely,” Mr Gibbins said. Hay exporters were relatively lucky, with most of their product undercover. Both Balco and Gilmac had to close shifts with the power outages shutting down their respective presses. “About 90 per cent of our product is in bales, under cover, which is exceptional,” Balco general manager, Rob Lawson said.

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NEWS v Balaklava

Free wheeling into fun Family day a big hit for golf club and cycle trail A large crowd donned the lycra for the official opening of the first stage of Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail (CT) on Saturday – and enjoyed a great family fun day at Balaklava Golf Club. The trail ride/walk, a joint fundraising event for the trail and Balaklava Golf Club, attracted about 75 participants, with another 100 heading directly to the club. Balaklava’s Olympic hopefuls started from Balaklava Hospital, with some participants deciding the bike was not for them, and chose the walking option instead. However, with very warm conditions, many were later rethinking their choice! Our budding athletes were joined by Olympic cyclists, Jack Bobridge, Alex and Annette Edmondson, Josie Tomic and Michael Hepburn, who were more than happy to mingle with both cyclists and walkers alike. Four toll gates were set up along the way, with a gold coin donation “allowing” participants to continue with the Olympians. Once at the club, the atmosphere was like that of a family fair. As expected, cyclists were first

Louise Michael reports: to arrive, with young Will Dixon almost setting a new world record. Jumping castle, face painting, putting competitions,egg-andspoon races, water balloon tosses, and much more, were on hand for children of all ages. Some of the children cooled off in the best possible way – a run through sprinklers watering the course. Adults sat back and relaxed, taking in the scenic view of the fairways from the club’s decking. Golf Club members cooked a delicious barbecue, along with icecreams or cakes for dessert. Golf Club president, Ian Michael, was very happy with the day. “It was great to see such a successful day for both the cycling trail and the golf club,” he said. “The weather was kind and made for a perfect night.” “I congratulate the organisers, the trail committee and golf club representatives and social committee, headed by Genni Edwards, for working together for a great cause,

Tayla McBride pays her toll to “gatekeepers” who gave “change” with sweets, (from left) Sally Arbon, Sophie van Kleef and Patricia Liptrot, selling Shamus Liptrot wrist band fundraisers. resulting in such wonderful day.” Cycling trail committee spokesperson, Eliza Cottle, was pleased with the numbers. “The day drew people from all ages to participate as a community and join us in our quest to continue to extend the trail, and to have Shamus’ memory live on,” Eliza said. “What an amazing, generous

town we live in. If we, the committee, together with our local community, show the same determination, courage and tenacity Shamus did in all things, we WILL get this trail finished.” Balaklava Area Committee was recently awarded a Community Initiative Award in KESAB Community Encouragement Category,

for the Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail project. The award was presented to members of the cycle trail committee during the evening. Following dinner, the five guest Olympians were interviewed by Plains Producer editor, Terry Williams, giving listeners an insight into the trials and tribulations in their lives as professional athletes. BELOW: The taste test – golf club barbecue chef Trevor Reid checks a snag on assistant Graham Ackland, who had to do this more than once.

ABOVE: Setting out (from left) Thomas Michael, Angus Tiller, Lucy Dixon, Samuel Michael, Emma Lane and Will Dixon.

SPECIAL guests, Olympic cyclists (from left) Josie Tomic, Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn, Annette Edmondson and her brother, Alex Edmondson. RIGHT: Accepting the KESAB award are, front, from left, Sophie van Kleef, Tess Wiseman, Terry Williams and Jane Harding. Rear, Brad Michael, WRC mayor James Maitland and CEO, Cate Atkinson, Scott McDonald and Eliza Cottle.

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New Equine Centre opens at Roseworthy CONSTRUCTION on the University of Adelaide’s new $10 million Equine Health and Performance Centre at the Roseworthy Campus began on Monday. The centre, part of the Veterinary Health Centres at the University’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, will be essential for equine teaching and research in the veterinary program, as well as providing first-opinion and referral veterinary clinical services to the South Australian public. It will be a significant facility for diagnosis and treatment of illness

or poor performance in horses and for providing expert advice to improve the health of performance, pleasure and racing animals. “This new centre is a further $10 million investment in the future of the Roseworthy Campus, building on the $37 million already injected into the campus by the University,” University of Adelaide vice-chancellor and president, Professor Warren Bebbington said. “It will play a critical role in our gaining accreditation of the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, helping the

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AT the Equine Centre opening (from left) head of school, Prof. Kym Abbott, Adelaide Uni vice chancellor, Warren Bebbington and Prof. Chris Riley. school to rate among the very best in the nation.” “Having a dedicated Equine Health and Performance Centre is a major commitment not only to staff and students, but also to the equine community and veterinary profession in South Australia,” School of Animal and Veterinary

Sciences head, Professor Kym Abbott added. The new centre will include a range of outstanding facilities, such as airconditioned intensive care stalls for horses, with dedicated stalls for mares and foals; triage, diagnostic and outpatient areas; a highpower imaging suite for

X-rays and ultrasound examinations; state of the art surgical theatres and anaesthesia rooms and teaching rooms and intensive care facilities; Equine health specialists will also work with healthy performance horses, an expert service not previously available to horse owners in SA.

TWO WELLS • BETWEEN November 1 and 2 attempts were made to enter Two Wells police station, which caused damage to the entry point. • AYOUTH from Korunye was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle on November 3. • A TWO WELLS man in his twenties was reported for unlawful possession on October 30. • A VEHICLE was stolen from the side of Old Port Road, Two Wells on November 4. BALAKLAVA • A 36-year-old man from Balaklava was reported for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol on November 3. It is alleged he was driving with a BAC of 0.178. The man’s vehicle was impounded for 28 days and his licence immediately disqualified for 12 months. He will appear in Kadina court at a later date. PORT PARHAM • MALLALA police reported a Port Parham man for driving disqualified, unregistered and uninsured on October 29. An instant loss of licence was issued. DUBLIN • BETWEEN November 3 and 4, a vehicle was stolen from a farm at Dublin. It was located nearby after colliding with a sign and catching fire.

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School life, as they know it, is over, or as good as, for our Year 12s. The old “Schooldays” song from Goodbye Mr Chips, and my old school singing book, comes into mind - who can remember that one? Here are some excerpts: “Schooldays so they tell us are the most sublime of our lives. We’ll have the time of our lives. It’s the absolute prime of our lives. They tell us schooldays are golden, In the olden days, it might have been true. But in the olden days they liked torture and slavery too. I mean, if schooldays are the best of our lives, imagine the rest of our lives. Schooldays, schooldays, never let me go.” Yes kids, one part of your lives is over, but a new chapter is beginning. To celebrate the end of schooling, many students are heading to Victor Harbor for Schoolies festival on November 16-18. Our Motor Accident Commission encourages those attending NOT to drive themselves there, as the nature of roads and sheer volume of traffic at this time can make the journey unusually hazardous. Most parents would rather their children don’t drive either, and honestly, how many students, mostly on P1 or P2s, could drive confidently by themselves down that way?

Abus from Balaklava will be available to take Schoolies to and from Victor, but bookings are essential. Contact Cherie at the front office of Balaklava High School by November 9 if you’d like to take up this cheap and safe offer. It’s not only about Year 12s though, as Year seven students around the district are also facing a transition, from primary to high school. So parents, give your children lots of encouragement as they move into unknown territory and bigger pastures! Whitwarta To cap off their Order of Australia awards, Es and Dorothy Hoepner are heading off this afternoon to Government House to meet Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. I hope Charles and Camilla enjoy this once in a lifetime experience! Nantawarra Local man Daniel Nitschke, is heading on an adventure in April 2013 to raise funds for Flinders Medical

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Centre Cancer Foundation. He has to raise $3000 in order to take part in this journey. Far from a holiday, this trip will see Daniel kayak, rock climb, mountain bike ride and trek through Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. If you’d like to make a donation, visit website http://www.teamflinders.com.au/raceacrossasia/fundraisers/daniel_nitschke Port Wakefield Clementina Craft Corner has provided a community seat in front of chemist/doctors rooms. Funding for this came from profits from the shop. Thank you! Next time you’re passing the shop, pop in and grab a Christmas bargain. Riverton Don’t forget the High School’s Showcase on November 15. There will be displays, including art and tech. Sessions are 1-2.30pm or 5.30-7pm. BBQ and wine tasting session is from 6-8pm.

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Upper Primary Enterprise Ed group has some vegetables growing and ready for picking, for sale at very reasonable prices. Drop into the front office if you’d like to purchase some. And if you have any spare seedlings you could donate, please drop them in so the students can plant their next crop. •A group of local ladies packed their fancy hats and frocks and travelled to Melbourne for the Cup. We hope they had a good time and didn’t misbehave too much, although with Kim Eime there, anything could’ve happened! Clare Clare Valley Film Festival (CVFF) Director, Seeta Indrani, presented the best of CVFF at International Short Film Festival Cyprus 2012 on October 17. It was the first time CVFF had been shown in Cyprus and was well received. The whole festival had fantastic energy and interest, shown to packed houses every night. Kapunda Mega Community Garage Sales on November 10 from 8am to 4pm. Heaps of bargains and treasures to be found! Pick up sale locations map outside the Visitor Centre. Sausage sizzle starts 8am in the main street.

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Family gathering for Eileen Balaklava local, Eileen Schmaal, has been having a great time, catching up with daughter and son-in-law, Chris and Gary Crimi, who are holidaying here for seven weeks from Maryland, USA. As fate would have it, Chris had only been here for about 10 days, when she fell and broke her leg. She spent a week in RAH in a mixed ward, which was very interesting! Eileen, and other daughter, Bev Mickel, have been playing nursemaid to Chris while she is recuperating! To top the fall off, Maryland is one of five US states to be declared state of emergency after the recent super storm. Luckily, the Crimi’s houses have escaped damage. Chris enjoyed a lunch date last week with former Riverton High School classmate, Sandra Loffler (nee Kelly) formerly of Manoora and now of Loxton. The pair hadn’t seen each other for more than 20 years, so they had a lot of catching up to do. • Pictured with Eileen (at front left) are Chris and Gary Crimi. Rear: Sandra Loffler, Bev and Murray Mickel.

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Karla’s_Korner Stationery supply ‘not an issue’

Karla May is wife to local farmer, Simon and mum to Lucy, 6 and Ben 4. This week, it’s the “war of the roses”

Garden not so rosey

Dear Mother Nature, First of all, let me start by saying great job on rainbows, balmy summer nights and butterflies. Terrific work. However, presently, we need to discuss the mischief you have been causing in our garden. Particularly, the damage caused to my roses. Things were tracking so well for the Standards until that horrid forty degree day on Sunday. This wasn’t your best idea to date. Looking around the district it seems as though it’s started as a good year for the roses too. Driving through Mallala there’s been some impressive displays, standards, bushes and arches alike. Well done; credit where credit is due. I’ve been feeding, spraying, watering, mulching and dead-heading so diligently this year. I squirted those aphids until my hands were cramping and hot, and I carted the watering can back and forth so much that I think I’ve earned what Daddy Cool calls ‘guns’. However, this hot-cold-hot-cold weather is punishing the gardens. Maybe you could consider consistency in your approach? Really Mother Nature, I can’t keep up. I mean c’mon! Gloriously warm one day, cold the next, and then BAM! You turned up the oven and cooked my darling little petals into sad little brown biscuits. Then you followed up the heat with outrageous winds, lightning, and thunder so loud I was sure I’d have to peel Gordon the cat off of our ceiling… not to mention it left half the district in darkness for hours. Now I’m not saying a population boom is a bad thing, but what a merry calamity that was! So now what was left of my delicate white petals are now scattered all over the lawn as though there was a wedding celebrated here that I must have missed. Thanks for that Mother Nature. AND the rain got here before I had a chance to mow them into lawn mulch, leaving us with a soggy tissue-like looking mess. Hmpf! Yes I know I’m grizzling for what seems like something petty, and better my roses than acres of crop or hundreds of head of stock that you should devastate, but I’m truly a novice at this gardening caper, and I’m questioning if we have the same rule book? Feeding, watering and waiting patiently for a second flowering, Yours in frustration, Karla May

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Applications are now open for grants to support events and activities held by young people to mark National Youth Week. Youth Minister, Ian Hunter, said National Youth Week held between April 5 and 14 next year, is an important week for young South Australians and is the largest annual youth event in Australia. The grants, ranging between $2,000 and $4,000 will help young people put their creative ideas for National Youth Week into action,” he said. Applications close Friday, December 7.More details, go to www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au

I refer to your front page article of October 31 (Local business hit by school supply decree). It’s somewhat bewildering to see this issue given such prominence in your newspaper given the new across-government stationery contract is not obligatory for agencies in country communities. On September 5, 2012 I told Parliament the government took into account the needs of regional areas when adopting the new arrangements. With the exception of printer cartridges, government agencies in country towns will be able to continue ordering stationery from local suppliers, if they choose to do so, thereby maintaining investment and business activity in regional communities. Cabinet approved the new across-government stationery contract on September 3 following consultation with all agencies.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR The contract gives better value to taxpayers and reduces the potential risk of inappropriate purchases (eg printer cartridges in exchange for personal rewards). The contract will deliver estimated savings of $5.36 million over the initial three-year term. A panel of suppliers was selected through a competitive tendering process. One of the unsuccessful bidders has expressed disappointment at not being selected for the panel. This company (and others not on the panel) can continue to supply specialist goods such as art and craft supplies, 2013 back-to-school supplies (not included in

the contract) and, as mentioned, to regional sites. The successful tenderers offered as part of their bids to match competitors’ advertised prices. It’s interesting the Liberal Party is critical of a properly audited competitive tendering process, the outcome of which was to save $5.36 million and prevent fraud. It should also be noted neither the Member for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, Shadow Education Minister David Pisoni nor (local businessman) Gil Wildman contacted my office in relation to this matter. I would have been happy to explain, as I did in Parliament on September 5, the contract is not obligatory in country areas and therefore is not an issue for Mr Wildman or your readers. Michael O’Brien, Minister for Finance

Can’t beat Lions Christmas treats Louise Michael reports: Did you know you can help prevent blindness by eating a Lions Christmas cake? Those delicious, moist, fruity Lions cakes you couldn’t bake for half the price! Since the inception of Lions Christmas Cake program in 1965, Lions in Australia has donated about $65 million from cake profits, to many charities, including Fred Hollows Foundation and Lions Save the Sight Programme. Lions has also helped finance many foundations, Lions Medical Research Foundation, Lions Blood & Childhood Cancer Research Appeal and Lion Drug Awareness Foundation Inc. There are two different cake sizes, 1.5kg and 1kg, and Christmas puddings. This year, a new line of Christmas mints is available. All products are for sale at the following locations: • Owen Post Office, • Port Wakefield - Post Office, Popes Cafe and Caravan Park • Balaklava - Plains Producer, Post Office,

Balaklava Thrifty Link hardware is just one local trader selling Lions Christmas goodies. Pictured are Lions members, Wayne Viney and Thrifty Link proprietor, Peter Guthberg. Pharmacy and Thrifty Link Hardware. All proceeds from the sale of these cakes will be used by Lions for Lions Save Sight projects, and other humanitarian projects. This year, for a gold coin donation, handy “Emergency Packs” are available, also at the above locations. But it’s not just puddings and cakes which

are keeping Balaklava Lions Club members busy! They are involved in a number of recycling initiatives. Lions can organise collection of used batteries. Residents can drop them to Balaklava Transport, or phone Kevin Bubner 0427 760 040 to be picked up. A recycled spectacles depot has also been

organised at Owen Post Office, and Balaklava and Port Wakefield pharmacies. The ever popular Christmas raffle is coming up, so keep an eye out for ticket sellers in the next few weeks. Vo l u n t e e r s a l s o “man” the famous donut van, found most Friday nights in summer when basketball is on. And it won’t be long

before the popular Lions Christmas parade winds its way through Balaklava streets on Friday, December 21. New members are always welcome. If you’re community minded and interested in finding out what Lions is about, contact Geoff Dawson 0419 717 591, Kevin Bubner 0427 760 040 or Kossie Chegwyn 0408 899 984.

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LOCAL community organisations in Wakefield are among 4,800 across Australia to benefit from the Federal government’s $16 million Volunteer Grants program. Across Wakefield, 36 organisations will share in $114,483 to support the work of their volunteers. Two Wells RSL will receive $5000 for fuel costs and the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club was awarded $3135 for kitchen utensils and equipment. Adelaide Plains Basketball Association will be able to buy a new barbecue and computer system with a grant of about $3000. A new fridge should arrive in time for summer thanks to the $1100 provide to the Dublin History Group, while the Stockport

Community Association will get $4875 for a new ride-on-mower. At Mallala, the local bowling club picked up $2625 and the Lions club was given $1785, both for a new computer system with software and accessories. Manoora Hall Committee can now afford new chairs with a grant of about $4930. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said the government’s investment was delivering much-needed support to local volunteers. “We know volunteers give their time, energy and expertise to support our community,” Mr Champion said. “Grants will also help with the transport costs of volunteers

with disability who are unable to drive and need to use public transport or taxis as part of their volunteering role. “Volunteers continue to make a significant social and economic contribution to Australian society, contributing about $14.6 billion to the not-for-profit sector each year. “Across the country, more than 166,000 volunteers will benefit from the volunteer grants. “The government is committed to supporting our army of volunteers and this year’s volunteer grants will help them to undertake their selfless work in supporting local communities.” • To find out more about Volunteer Grants 2012 visit www.fahcsia.gov.au or call 1800 183 374.

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NEWS v District Port Wakefield’s Marine Park Action Group hijacks Caica’s community chat ...

PORT Wakefield MPAG members took their protest to Henley Square, confronting Environment Minister Paul Caica and Premier Jay Weatherill – and LEFT, Bart Butson addresses Mr Weatherill and Mr Caica, supported by MPAG members.

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Bec O’Brien reports: One local Adelaide Plains resident is leading the way in secondary science teaching and has been recognised for her dedication, commitment and teaching practice with a Prime Ministerial award at a gala dinner in Canberra last week. For her contributions to teaching science, Lower Light resident and Salisbury High School special education science teacher Anita Trenwith has been awarded the 2012 Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools. The $50,000 award is the highest recognition for secondary science teaching in Australia and was presented to Mrs Trenwith by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. It is an award Mrs Trenwith can still hardly believe she has won. “The application itself was completed back in May and I had thought no more about it until I got a phone call at the end of Term 2,” she said. “When they said ‘you are the recipient of the 2012 Prime Minister’s excellence award for secondary science teaching’ I thought I must have misheard and when they repeated it I actually asked if it was a ‘gotcha’call. “I was assured it was not a gotcha call.” Mrs Trenwith has a passion for making science in the classroom interactive and hands on and was the 2011 recipient of the Australian

Anita Trenwith received her award from Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and Senator Chris Fisher. Museum Eureka award for Science or Maths teaching and has also been named a regional winner in the South Australian Public Teaching Awards Inspirational Secondary Teacher of the Year for the past two years. She says her priorities in science are to make it fun and accessible to everyone and to give students the chance to question the world around them. “I believe everyone needs to understand some science, regardless of their vocational aspirations,” she said. “Everyone needs to be scientifically literate enough to question things they see on TV or hear in the media. The $50,000 prize money will help Mrs Trenwith live a dream of participating in the biannual Science at Sea cruise from Vancouver to Alaska and also enable her to take along a few friends, including husband Ray, and seven-year-old son, Toby.

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Les Pearson reports: “We went there to take up his time and prevent him from spreading the good message in his community, considering he plans on destroying ours,” MPAG chair, Bart Butson said. The Premier happened to be present with Mr Caica, an unexpected but positive turn of events, according to Mr Butson. “It was a real coup for us,” he said. “The group received the full attention from Jay and Paul over the next hour as they answered many questions we gave them about our community’s concerns with Marine Park 14. “Mr Weatherill was a very good listener and actually seemed concerned for the issues facing local

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families. I don’t believe we will get any great changes though. “I think we had a successful day and it has helped galvanise my desire for continued action and a fair go for our community.” With renewed vigour, Mr Butson said the group would continue to voice its concerns as often as possible ahead of the state election in March 2014. “We will definitely be looking for more opportunities to be heard but I’m not sure on where or when they might come as yet,” he said. “I have been overwhelmed with what the action group has been able to achieve, we have really punched above our weight.” Final marine park boundaries for the state’s waters should be released before the end of the month.

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THE Marine Park 14 Action Group (MPAG) took their fight to save the Port Wakefield community right to the top level of government on the weekend, securing an impromptu meeting with State Premier, Jay Weatherill. A large number of the town’s residents and wider community members believe the marine park sanctuary zones will stop people fishing in the area, crippling Port Wakefield’s economy and destroying the local commercial fishing sector. The group of about 30 people, mostly from Port Wakefield, intended on ambushing a street corner meeting for Environment Minister, Paul Caica at Henley Square. Mr Caica was holding the meeting to chat with constituents in his Colton electorate.

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NEWS v Two Wells ‘Beyond Dark Clouds’ reveals another challenge which faced our Vietnam war families ...

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Bec O’Brien reports: The South Australian governor launched an important book about Vietnam War veterans and their families in Two Wells on Sunday November 4. His Excellency, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, launched the book in front of an appreciative crowd of about 100 people. “Beyond Dark Clouds” was written by Vietnam veteran, Dr Glen Edwards, and is a compilation of “honest, thought provoking, raw life stories” by veterans and their families and is the sequel to his acclaimed book “Vietnam: The War Within”. Also present at the launch was Senator David Fawcett, Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, and Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, as well as the book’s author, Glen Edwards, and many Vietnam veterans. Mr Edwards gave an emotion-filled speech to the crowd and spoke about the continued journey writing the second book had taken him on. He highlighted the strength of the men and women who feature in the book, saying he hoped it would become an important monument to them and an essential resource for schools. In the book’s introduction, Dr Edwards comments: “Little has been written about the social isolation of the partners and children, suffering from profound feelings of loneliness and alienation, and often consumed by dark clouds of depression, as they struggled themselves to keep the family together and the relationship intact. “I felt the need to raise an awareness of not only the brave men and women who served their country, but their families who supported them. “The stories go far beyond the stress and trauma experienced on the various battle-

at the launch of “Beyond Dark Clouds” (from left) Senator David Fawcett, Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, South Australian Governor, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and wife, Liz Scarce, Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, and Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion.

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TOP: Miriam Ahrens and her ex-husband, Adrian, feature in the book “Beyond Dark Clouds”. Miriam is pictured with her children Edward, 13, and William, 10. LEFT: Author and Vietnam veteran, Dr Glen Edwards with District Council of Mallala councillor, Mark Wasley, after signing his book. BELOW: Mick Mummery, of Woodcroft, and RSL SA State Board member, Frank Owen, chatting before the launch. fields of war and conflict, extending into the numerous aspects of family life.” Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, was excited to have the initial launch of the book in Two Wells, saying it was a great opportunity to showcase the club and highlight the plight of all war veterans. “Having the initial book launch here, especially as this book is going to be launched all over Australia at many, many venues, and to have so many

Vietnam vets attend, as well as having the Governor and many politicians present, was really wonderful,” Tony said. “To hear the comments of the Governor and Senator (Fawcett) about our RSL being a bit of pin-up for community RSLs was terrific.” • In other RSL news, the Two Wells club was recently awarded a Federal Government Community Volunteers grant of $5000 and is hoping to put the money towards a new computer for the club.

Remembrance Day, also known as Armistice or Poppy Day, marks the anniversary of armistice which ended World War I in 1918. Each year, Australians observe a minute’s silence at 11am on November 11, in memory of those who died, or suffered, in all wars and armed conflicts. Services to be conducted in our district on Sunday include: Auburn - 10.45am at St Vincent Street Garden; Balaklava 10.30am in the triangle Brinkworth - 11am at RSL Hall; Clare - 10.40am RSL rooms; Mallala - 10.45am War Memorial, with RAAF catafalque Party in attendance. Barbecue to follow in RSL clubrooms; Port Parham 10.40am Remembrance Flagpole, Port Parham Sports & Social Club; Port Wakefield 10.45am at Memorial Arch. Morning tea at RSL clubrooms afterwards; Riverton - 10.45am at monument in front of RSL rooms; Two Wells - 11am at War Memorial. Barbecue at RSL clubrooms afterwards.

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Serving up the good times Cath and Ian “Space” Gregory, owners of the Owen Arms Hotel, are celebrating 10 years in business. But in reality, they have been part of the hotel much longer. Cath and Space worked there part time for 11 years for Cath’s parents, Toly and Carol Borissow, who owned the hotel. Even after 21 years in the hotel industry, Cath and Space still enjoy their work. “It’s busy but we love it,” said Cath. “Our children, Teagan and Mitchell, both have other jobs, yet still help us out whenever they can.” “We also have 10 staff who are very loyal and friendly. We’re like a family really,” said Cath. Since taking over the hotel, Cath and Space have made quite a few changes. “The Pit”, an underground room has been built, which has one of two eight-ball tables in it, the other table being in the front bar. A functional beer garden, complete with blinds, has been added off

CATH and Ian “Space” Gregory with daughter, Teagan and son, Mitchell. BELOW: Time flies when you’re having fun ... the Gregory family as they appeared in the Plains Producer 10 years ago when they took over the hotel.

the dining room, which can be used all year around, as it is airconditioned for summer, and has a wood fire for winter. Weddings, engagement parties and many other functions have been held in the beer garden, which can open up to a beautifully lawned area. The hotel has jukeboxes, pokie machines and recently opened a small shop in the bar area.

Celebrating 10 years “The shop stocks a range of items for those times when you need something to get you through, like milk or batteries, until your next shopping trip,” said Cath. Location of the hotel, with main road frontage and easy parking, makes it very convenient for truckies and holiday makers towing caravans,

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to drop in and grab a bite to eat. Light meals are available daily from the bar area, with choices ranging from pies and pasties, to toasted sandwiches and cheeseburgers. Great snacks for truckies in harvest! The hotel is also very child friendly, with specially priced children’s menus available. There are also

games, outside basketball ring and fully fenced lawn areas for children to play safely while their parents relax and enjoy a meal. Cath and Space are sponsors of many local sporting clubs in the district, and are pro-active within the community. The hotel has a darts team, and at times, an eight ball team. The bar is open Monday to Friday from 10am ’til late, Saturdays 9am

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NEWS v District

Workplace safety warning Farms a big problem, warns local expert as new laws to impact Les Pearson reports:

JUDY McColl and Dillon Catford, right, with an equipment catalogue after the cheque presentation, watched by Mill Court CEO, Graham Ackland (left) and Ag Bureau president, Alan Baker.

Ag Bureau cash helps hospital, Mill Court THE South Hummocks Ag Bureau has assisted Balaklava Soldier’s Memorial Hospital and Mill Court Homes with donations of $1500. Ag Bureau president, Alan Baker, and secretary/treasurer, Dillon Catford, presented

cheques to Balaklava Hospital’s Judy McColl and Mill Court CEO, Graham Ackland, last week. The Ag Bureau voted in favour of the donations at its recent AGM, using money from its disbursement fund.

Mrs McColl said the hospital would consider using the money to purchase a new equipment trolley, while Mr Ackland suggested the funding could be utilised in a number of ways, which would otherwise be outside of Mill Court’s budget.

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Buckland Park team helps deliver Christmas cheer WALKER Corporation staff switched their suits and shirts for sensible shoes and comfortable clothing as they helped put together Christmas hampers for the needy recently. Staff from the Buckland Park master planned community joined other South Australian Walker Corporation employees at Foodbank SA to pack scores of 14 kilogram food and care packages for the not-for-profit food distribution agency. Each staff member had a specific role in the production line – from creating the boxes for the packages to loading them onto pallets. The Christmas hampers included a wide range of staple foods, including tuna, baked beans and cereal as well as premium Christmas goodies such as mince pies and pudding. Toothbrushes and a personal care pack were also in the package. “It was really important for Walker to be involved in this experience,” Buckland Park development manager, Simon Kay said. “Walker staff really enjoyed spending time at Foodbank and learning how important these packages are. “Walker Corporation has a strong focus on social responsibility and as developers we’re all about building communities. Taking part in something like this ties in with developing the building blocks of a strong, healthy and resilient community.” Foodbank SA CEO, Richard Pagliaro, said more than $750,000 worth of groceries would be

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FEW local businesses meet current Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare (OHSW) regulations, according to a local expert. Think Systems owner, Colin Heslop, of Balaklava, said compliance levels were quite low and businesses needed to pay close attention to their respective safety measures ahead of new national Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) laws being introduced in January next year. The WHS Bill 2011 is currently before the State Parliament. The Bill will bring South Australian workplaces into line with most other COL Heslop Australian states. The new laws were to be introduced munication looks like it may prove to be this year but the commencement date quite tricky,” Mr Heslop said. Farmers are traditionally slack was delayed to allow for further debate when it comes to OHSW compliance, on some elements of the Bill. A business’ duty to ensure health although the primary producers aren’t and safety of people at work has not alone in that bracket. “Its not just farmers – but business in changed and will not change under the general, café owners, warehouses, engiproposed laws. It’s an area of expertise Mr Heslop, neering/manufacturing and automotive who believed a number of local busi- workshops, and yes even administrative nesses have a long way to go to be com- based business,” Mr Heslop said. “Under the current legislative framepliant under current OHSW regulations. “The harmonisation of state’s work- work, there are a number of things that place safety framework will no doubt every employer must do to comply. In very basic terms, if you have stuff affect business in one way or another,” in your workplace that can cause injury he said. “The question I would ask is; do to someone (hazards) then that must be addressed systematically – businesses have any existing not reactively. system to change? COLIN HESLOP “Beyond that it is also “Through my experience about workplace health and observations, the answer Its not just would be probably not, or farmers – but and welfare not just the obvious safety issues.” very limited, for most.” Mr Heslop said there Mr Heslop encouraged business in was plenty of informaall businesses without an general tion available for business existing system to get one in place, while those that do have one, owners and operators to check their should familiarise themselves with levels of compliance. “SafeWork SA has a really simple coming changes. “The simple changes required for yet effective checklist for business to every business will be the need to update evaluate their compliance level,” he said. “It is called ‘Serious about Safe Busiexisting documentation and references to the legislation and regulations, but ness’and is available from the SafeWork again, this will depend on its current SA Library and Resource Centre in the city and also on the SafeWork SA system compliance status,” he said. Some of the more complex changes website. “As a starting point I’d recommend that will occur to the legislative environment and real world activities will business owners and managers work impact how the one business influences with this basic information before doing the general safety, welfare and wellbe- anything else. Then, get an external party to do it for you to get a reality check.” ing of another. Mr Heslop is working on getting “For example, if the business shares infrastructure and resources, or the ac- some information seminars, for busitions of one party may impact the safe nesses large and small on improving systems of work established by the other safety performance, held locally in the then, the need for consultation and com- near future.

ABOVE: Busy packing are (from left) Simon Kay, Buckland Park development manager, Bill Mathieson, Foodbank and Chris Buttignol, Bluestone development manager. LEFT: Tim Parker, Walker Virginia urban design manager.

packed into about 8000 hampers in the lead up to Christmas. “Twice a week from the first week of October until mid-December there will be about 300 corporate volunteers pack hampers at our Edwardstown distribution facility,” he said.

“It’s a good team building exercise and it’s doing something worthwhile for the community.” Mr Pagliaro said Foodbank sent the hampers off to local charitable organisations and welfare agencies for a fee. They are then given to families or individuals in need. Walker Corporation is already a supporter of the Power to End Hunger campaign, an initiative of the Port Adelaide Football Club and Foodbank. “Foodbank SA plays a critical role as the food hub for the welfare sector and Walker is proud to back such a cause,” Mr Kay said.

TOP WORK SAFETY TIPS FOR FARMERS 4 Chemicals: Generally well managed (because of expert advice) but make sure the documentation and records you keep include risk assessments, basic procedures and training records. 4 Plant and equipment: Big area for improvement. We tend to have a laid back approach to this area, if you can drive it or operate it – go for it. 4 Make sure your employees are appropriately licensed, qualified and trained (may require formal competency assessment) and have

the records to substantiate it. 4 Hazard/Risk Assessments: Includes basic safe work policy, procedures and training, you just have to do it. Get help, everyone prioritises safe outcomes but very few do more than leave it to chance to occur. 4 Signage: Erect at least the basic safety signage (that complies with the Australian standards) to inform all people in the relative vicinity what hazardous conditions exist and the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) apply.

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NEWS v Balaklava

Our top gardens ‘credit to town’ THE Bruce drive garden of Kevin and Ina Roberts has been named champion garden in Balaklava’s 2012 KESAB Tidy Town awards. Independent judges from Gawler inspected many gardens on Thursday, October 25. They were impressed with the high quality of the gardens on display, making judging difficult. Roses “looked a treat” and added beautiful colour to gardens. Gardens were a credit to the appearance of the town, especially in Bruce Drive and Christopher

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Street. Champion garden runner-up went to Alice Parsons, in Roberts Avenue. Low maintenance gardens had been made to look inviting, cool and very interesting. This award went to Peter and Lenice Cox in Christopher Street, with James and Cherie Neill runners-up. New gardens around the town were also very impressive. Stewart and Sharon Moulds of Hill street, were the New Garden winners, with Andrew and Merridy Manuel, in Fisher street, runners-up.

ABOVE: Ina and Kevin Roberts in their Bruce drive champion garden. RIGHT: Sharon Moulds, pictured in her “best new garden” in Hill street. BELOW: Lenice Cox hugs a tree in her delightful low maintenance garden.

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NEWS v Balaklava ANOTHER GREAT EVENING AT HORIZON

Fun at the fete Horizon Christian School held its Strawberry Fete last Wednesday, with a large crowd in attendance. Weather conditions were perfect which enabled everyone to enjoy the many fun stalls, jumping castles, face painting and great food on hand. The night was topped off with an energetic performance by former Play School, and now Christian performer, Colin Buchanan. Administration officer, Libby Greenshields, said Colin appealed to people of all ages, and was “great fun and very personable.” “The whole night had a wonderful family atmosphere and everyone had a great time,” Libby said. Funds raised from the night will go towards purchasing a new sound Karen and Hollie Franks show their painted faces. system for Horizon Centre.

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TRUSTPOWER chairman, Dr Bruce Harker, discusses community benefits at the recent opening of the wind farm’s Stage 2 development.

TRUSTPOWER’S partnership with the Snowtown community through the Lend a Hand Foundation has generated $105,000 in financial contributions to the district since the foundation started in 2008. It is a partnership highly valued by the Snowtown Lions, which distributes the funding to various projects. Club president, Alan Large, pictured, said the Lend a Hand Foundation was a common arrangement by TrustPower with other communities in the company’s home country of New Zealand.

TrustPower community relations manager, Graham Purches, is a Rotarian, which is the main distributor of the foundation funding in New Zealand. “There’s no Rotary club here, so the next best option was the Lions,” Mr Large explained. “It was certainly a great opportunity to get some valuable community funding, so we decided to take it on.” The agreement was drawn up

for TrustPower to provide an annual contribution of $15,000 to the foundation over five years, amounting to $45,000 so far. A further $30,000 was inkind contribution to the town’s new skate park. Mr Large said the original concept was to provide several small contributions to various needs in the community but with applications low, the Lions upped the ante and began donating larger amounts to bigger local projects. “We figured spending $1000 or more might help more people so we began spending the

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money a little more wisely,” he said. The annual contribution figure from TrustPower is set to rise to $45,000 in 2013. Mr Large said it was invaluable support. “It is money you wouldn’t get from anywhere else and it’s been working really well,” he said. “It has been a great five years and we’re hoping to continue next year, with Siemens hopefully coming on board as well.” Almost 40 projects have received support through the Lend a Hand Foundation to date.

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conditions, it advises CFS headquarters with its recommendation. CFS then declares the Fire Danger Rating to the public for the next day. Ratings range from low-moderate, high, very high, severe, extreme and catastrophic. After warnings have been issued, it is up to locals to have their own fire plans in place. Department for Education and Child De-

velopment (DECD) has its own risk ratings of schools and preschools in bushfire prone areas. On days classified as catastrophic weather days, Snowtown Area School will close. Don’t get caught this fire season. Have your written survival plan in place, and practice it with your family, friends and neighbours. “Prepare, Act, and Survive” this fire season.

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and it is safe to do so. Like most other CFS units, Snowtown CFS would love to have more volunteers, especially younger people. “We, as a community, need to be aware the local emergency services volunteers can only do so much,” said Pat. “In the event of fire, the primary objective would be to contain the fire.” Residents are urged not to be complacent, and to identify and clear what is potentially a fire hazard around their premises. Fire Danger Ratings are forecast by Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

each day and are early indicators to residents of potential bushfire dangers. The higher the rating, foe example, catastrophic, the more dangerous the fire conditions. BOM uses four factors to determine fire danger index – temperature, wind speed, relative humidity and grassland curing (available moisture in grasslands.) Grasslands are checked weekly by trained local Fire Prevention Officers, and conditions reported to regional and then state headquarters. For example, if reaping is underway, grasslands would be considered 100 per cent cured. After BOM has determined the weather

Snowtown CFS held a Bushfire information meeting last week, aimed at helping residents put in place relevant fire plans should a bushfire eventuate. Snowtown CFS Captain, Pat Coffey, was disappointed at the small number of residents who attended. “Last fire season, we had a large fire at Wilmington in country similar to ours,” he said. “That fire burnt for three to four days and was only put out by rain.” Residents need to have action plans in place so they can decide whether to stay and fight, or leave their premises. If they decide to stay, they must be prepared, as asset protection by CFS will only be possible if resources are available

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Project BaSicS Our Client: TrustPower Limited – a New Zealand based renewable power generator and retailer.

Making SA the w Turbine Type: S88_2.1MW with 88m rotor diameter.

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onstruction of Stage 2 of the Snowtown Wind Farm will involve the construction, management and operation of 90 turbines with a total 270MW installed capacity. These will comprise 10 Siemens SWT-3.0101 wind turbines and 80 Siemens SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines. The development will be the first in Australia to use Siemens gearless turbine technology. Civil and electrical work on the site began in October 2012, with erection of the first batch of turbines on site expected to commence in September 2013. Full commissioning of Snowtown 2 South (126MW) is targeted to be completed by May 2014 and Snowtown 2 North (144MW) by November 2014. With an installed capacity of 270MW, Snowtown 2 is expected to produce 989GWh per annum, an equivalent amount of electricity to power approximately 170,000 South Australian homes. This amount of renewable generation will also offset 700,000 tonnes of CO2 produced by coal fired electricity generation. When Stage 2 is complete, the total Snowtown wind farm will have a capacity of 370MW and be the largest wind farm in South Australia, generating

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more than 10 per cent of the state’s total annual electricity supply. It will also be Australia’s second largest wind farm. TrustPower forecasts that when Snowtown 2 is complete SA will produce more than 35 per cent of its electricity from wind – and this is expected to increase to more than 40 per cent before 2020, making Snowtown the wind farm capital of South Australia. It will also make SA Australia’s wind energy state. TrustPower calculates that when Snowtown 2 is complete, SA will have 1476MW of wind power generation out of an Australia-wide total of 3524MW currently built or under construction - 42 per cent of Australia’s total wind power generation. Total capital cost of Snowtown Stage 2 including the wind farm, transmission line and grid connection is around $A465 million, of which around $75 million will be with State and local contractors and consultants. With the initial investment of $A220 million in Snowtown Stage 1, TrustPower’s total investment in the Snowtown wind farm will rise to nearly $A700 million.

Green energy produced will provide enough power for over 70,000 average Australian households per year. Final output is expected to be in excess of 350GWhr of electricity each year, saving more than 345,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

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Installed capacity: 98.7MW Hub Height: 80 metres Maximum Blade Tip Height: 124 metres Swept area of each WTG: 1.5 acres; total swept area for the wind farm: 70.5 acres • Total number of escorted truck journeys from Adelaide during construction: 350 • 7 km of high tension cables for rock-anchor footings • 27 km of rock trenching for 33kV reticulation 3 of TrustPower • 5000 m concrete community fund contributions. has also $105,000. TrustPower, in conjunction with Catcon Pty been determined that the broader Snowtown regional Ltd and Consolidated Power Projects, will provide the • 8000 ton of steel for towers community should also share in the benefits of the foundations for the skate park as part of construction wind farm through an ongoing partnership with work for Snowtown 2. • 27 km of underground cable Snowtown Lions Club and its Lend a Hand Foundation. Community support so far provided by the TrustPower currently donates $15,000 annually to Lend a Hand Foundation includes assistance with the which is due to increase to $45,000 Brinkworth playground, Bute kindergarten playground, • Foundation, 18 km overhead 33kV line per annum next year. Snowtown Street Carnival and Kiddies Christmas the opening of Snowtown Stage 1 in Party, the purchase of a pianola for town use, financial • Since 110 ton weight of 120MVA transformer November 2008, TrustPower has contributed a total assistance for the Snowtown Community Club and the of• $75,000 to the Foundation plus around $30,000 Brinkworth History Group, repairs to the Snowtown Total weight of cargo to be transported to site: 15000 in-kind contribution to construction of a new skate Church roof, assistance for the Snowtown Bowling park in Snowtown’s Park, bringing the Club, funding for art classes for Snowtown school tonnesCentenary total contribution so far to children, provision of alert units to allow Snowtown elderly toenergy easily call for help needed, and assistance • Wind turbines convert the in if moving air into to students and a number of individuals who were in need of a financial hand-up. electrical energy. The moving air that will pass through n PICTURED at the opening of Stage 2 on the 47 S88 wind turbines in one hour, at full production, Thursday, October 25, are (from left) Snowtown locals Mike Stone, Keith Krieg, Murray Menzel, Peter Ebsary will weigh over 16,000,000 tonnes and Neville Michael.

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Payback of the “embodied energy” of the whole wind farm is Cheaper power for SA holesale electricity pool (spot) prices approximately five months.

Benefits for SA – and the local community

p to 200 site staff will be employed during the construction period, with around 15 permanent full-time employees after construction. This is in addition to the six full-time employees already employed looking after the existing Stage 1 wind farm. State and local contractors and consultants will also benefit from an estimated local spend of $75 million. The Snowtown wind farm will generate sufficient electricity to power 170,000 South Australian homes, representing an annual offset of 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions (CO2). Other environmental benefits include a Native Grassland Significant Environmental Benefit offset program of 104Ha resulting in improved native grasslands biodiversity, improved land productivity, habitat protection for the local pygmy blue tongue lizard population and a native tree and shrub planting program. The local Aboriginal heritage is of special concern, resulting in surveys, monitoring, artefact preservation and agreed exclusion areas, a commitment to support heritage initiatives, and ongoing Aboriginal

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RustPower is New Zealand’s fifth largest electricity retailer/generator, and the sixth largest company by market capitalisation on the New Zealand stock exchange. From its base in Tauranga, TrustPower manages a portfolio of 36 hydro generation stations, geographically spread across New Zealand, the Tararua wind farm, New Zealand’s largest, on the North Island’s Tararua Ranges, a second wind farm at Mahinerangi in the South Island, a diesel peaking plant adjacent to the New Zealand oil refinery at Marsden Point, and the Snowtown wind farm in South Australia. TrustPower has a market capitalisation of approximately NZ$2.4 billion, an annual operating revenue in excess of NZ$800 million, employs some 470 people, and has around 208,000 retail customers in New Zealand. TrustPower has been active in Australia for the past decade and is actively exploring wind farm investment opportunities in several other states.

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have reduced across the National Electricity Market (NEM) in the past two years, largely due to reduced consumer demand and increased supply of renewable energy. However reductions in South Australia have been greater than the other States, which is clearly illustrated by the spot price differential with Victoria. In 2008/09 and 2009/10 SA’s spot price was around 37 per cent higher that of Victoria, but in 2010/11 & 2011/12 this premium has been halved to around 18 per cent. According to TrustPower’s calculations, SA consumers are paying (at a wholesale level) less than $3.50 MWh for their share of the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET), whilst the reduction in the SA to Victorian spot price differential has reduced by more than double this at over $7.00 MWh. This is mostly due to vastly reduced electricity imports from Victoria across the interconnector between the states, and this is predominantly due to the significant amount of wind generation in SA.

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Special Feature

wind energy state Siemens turbines lead the world

S n THE new Siemens SWT-3.0-101 DD wind turbine. The new prototype is a gearless machine with a power rating of three megawatts (MW).Compared to a conventional geared wind turbine the SWT-3.0-101 has only half the parts.

nowtown 2 is the first wind farm in Australia to have world-leading Siemens gearless direct drive wind turbines. The 3 megawatt (MW) turbines use a permanent magnet generator to produce electricity. Each turbine has half the number of parts found in conventional geared turbines, and fewer than half the number of moving parts. Despite the reduction in parts, the direct drive turbine can produce 25 percent more power than its predecessor. The simplified design means that the wind turbines are extremely reliable and easy to maintain. The two types of 3 MW direct drive wind turbines that are being installed suit the varying wind conditions found across the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm. There will be 80 Siemens SWT-3.0108 wind turbines installed across most of the site, featuring a robust design and a large 108m rotor. Developed using aero-elastic technology, the turbine blades are gently curved. The curvature means when a blade bends it also twists, reducing the load on the blade. The blade is also four metres longer compared to its predecessor. There will also a further 10 Siemens SWT3.0-101 wind turbines with a 101m rotor diameter. Extreme wind conditions place tremendous loads on a turbine and these turbines are located in areas with the highest wind speeds and turbulence. Both types of wind turbines make use of a special turbine design process where the turbine blades are made in one piece from fibreglassreinforced epoxy resin in a single production step. As a result, there are no glue joints that could become weak points.

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S n Siemens Energy has developed the new gearless wind turbine with an innovative drive concept and a compact permanent magnet generator. This type of generator is characterised by its simple, robust design, requiring no power to start the generator and advanced control systems which result in high efficiency even during low wind conditions.

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tage 1 of the Snowtown Wind Farm was commissioned in 2008 with 47 Suzlon S88 2.1MW turbines generating up to 98.7MW of renewable energy into the national electricity network. In 2011 an additional prototype Suzlon S95 2.1MW turbine was installed and commissioned, increasing the total number to 48 Suzlon turbines. Final go ahead for Stage 2 of the Snowtown Wind Farm (Snowtown 2) was secured in August 2012 to install a further 90 Siemens turbines with an output of up to 270MW. TrustPower believes the Snowtown site is one of the best wind farm sites in mainland Australia. The turbines will be placed adjacent to the existing Stage 1 turbines on the Barunga Ranges in the north and in a new area along the Hummocks Ranges to the south. Snowtown 2 is separated into two electrically separate north and south portions connected via an electrical and communications network back to a substation located at Barunga Gap. Adjacent to the substation there will be a permanent site office and operations and maintenance facility. The electricity will be connected to the national electricity network from the wind farm substation to a new substation 7km west of Blyth via 28km of newly built 275kV overhead transmission line.

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NEWS v People

IT’S ‘MOVEMBER’

Pat’s 90th birthday ‘event’

Well-known Port Wakefield resident, Pat Madigan, celebrated her 90th birthday on Friday, October 19. But Pat, who only wanted a “small birthday lunch”, ended up with a week-long celebration! It began on Sunday, October 14, with a luncheon party at her home, attended by about 30 close friends and family members. Father Mark Sexton began the birthday lunch with a blessing, followed by grace and festivities. Family members travelled from Mallala, Mildura, Karratha and Shark Bay WA, to share this momentous occasion with their mother. A great afternoon was had by all and at the end of the day, Pat claimed she was still “on cloud nine!” Pat would like to thank family and friends for their help on the day, along with their beautiful cards and kind wishes. The partying did not end there as Pat travelled to Adelaide for a further three days of birthday celebrations with her family, for what has become an annual tradition.

Les attempts his ‘mo-ment’ of fame NOVEMBER; famous for its beach weather, the Melbourne Cup and my entrance onto this earth, but the month is arguably best known for the sudden emergence of moustaches on the faces of many men (and some, unfortunate women). Again, I rejoin the effort to raise awareness and funding for men’s health issues by donating the space above my top lip as a hairy advertisement for this grand cause. Donning a moustache may subject me to ridicule, mainly due to my lack of mo-growing dexterity and the red tinge my facial hair somehow adopts. In most cases though, a fine moustache is a show of prominence and nobility. Such local examples of fine moustached men include Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, whose trademark lip hair often twitches as he brings councillors to order during monthly meetings. How about our former favourite grocer at Mallala, Barry Sowerby? Who could forget Barry’s delightfully positioned face caterpillar? There are legendary tales told of how he would polish the aubergines with it, making them the shiniest eggplants available on the plains. Just for sheer talent and shape, Balaklava Racing Club president, Wayne Henson, is hard to beat. Wayne’s wonderfully twirled mouth brow leaves moustache appreciators in shock of its awesomeness. The most legendary of sports stars are synonymous with their moustaches. Names like Dennis Lillee, Apollo Creed, David Boon, Mark Spitz, Ron Barassi, Rodney Maynard and Fred Spofforth all had brilliant mos. Small and big screen heroes including Tom Selleck, Chuck Norris, Ron Burgundy, Super Mario, were stars who donned a soup strainer. So let this article be a source of inspiration for you, whether you are growing a mo or thinking about supporting someone who is! n For more information: au.movember.com

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Mallala’s Cynthia Woodham, of Cynthia’s Ark, is exhibiting some of her unique quilts, fabrics and other craft materials at the Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair at the Adelaide Event & Exhibition Centre from Thursday to Sunday. Cynthia is the only exhibitor from the Mid North and is looking forward to the event. “I will have batik fabrics, quilts and patterns, needlework materials and many other items both on display and for sale,” she said. The four day event will feature a spectacular mix of works, from beading, jewellery making, scrapbooking, embroidery, and this year, internationally renowned sewing machine artist, Cheryl Bridgart.

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SPORT v Basketball

Juniors showing promise Katie Woodrow prepares to shoot for the Bulldogs during Friday night’s A Women’s game, while Opals’ Michelle Dunstan defends, and Opals’ Brianna Wedding watches on.

I always like to get to basketball early, that way I don’t have to wait in line and I get a chance to watch the Aussie Hoops kids – I can already see improvement in their ball skills and shooting. I have no doubt the talent scouts will be out again soon. I tried to sit on as many benches as I could this week. In the Under 14 Boys, the Ravens took the win against Bulldogs, with Earl De Roma top scoring. William Dixon and Tyson Lamond also played well, however I thought there were some really good players in the Bulldogs side also, with Riley Chapman, Mitchell Lawrie and Nathan Shepherd showing persistence is important and success will come. While Owen lost to the Falcons in the Under 14 Boys, Connor Lane impressed me…but then again, so did Bradley Davey. In the Under 12 Mixed competition, the Cheetahs lost to the Strikers with Jesikah Coles, Catelyn Harkness and Chelsea King never giving up, along with their other team mates. Thomas Lane, Rhea Lawless and Adam Speissegger, all shooting well. I couldn’t help but notice Carmen Palmer – a player who will do well this season. Max Heaslip scored four points for the Bolts, winning against Bulldogs with brother Jack Heaslip scoring 22. Well done to the team on a great game, especially Olivia Carslake, David Gooden and Emily Anderson and the rest of the Bulldogs team for pushing Bolts all the way. Lacee McPharlin played well for the Panthers in the Under 14 Girls, but her side lost to Bulldogs in the end with Tayla Williams and Kirrily White playing a great game. I also noticed Tayla and Kirrily helping with the Aussie Hoops, thanks girls.

Friday Night Lights ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL REPORT

By the Bench Warmer

Congratulations go to the Eagles who, in the Mens Division, impressed me with their sportsmanship – these guys came out and shook their opponents hand as well as the umpire’s hands, and to me this displayed the respect the game deserves. This clash was close, with Craig Price, Nathan Greenshilds and Sam Goldsworthy playing well. Long Plains did a great job also, putting pressure on the Bulldogs to make them earn the win. Bradley Michael’s team, the Peckers, had a huge win over the Hopefuls. I think this Men’s Division will be split soon. If it does happen, I’m tipping the Old Dogs will go to A Grade with a great win over the Young Guns. I think Kym Simon is still holding back on his best. Karina Harkness and Sam Florance drew with Balaklava in the B Women. In the A Women, I’m still waiting for Storm to pick up their game, although I think there was a bit of a ‘storm’ in this clash. In other games, the Opals defeated Bulldogs and Long Plains won against the Wanderers. In some games I noticed players testing the umpires’ skills. Thankfully the umpires noticed. It’s great to see new people willing to give umpiring ago. I hear there’s an umpires’ course on Monday November 12 – let Ben Shepherd know if you can make it (Ben is the courts supervisor and wears the orange shirt).

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Men Division

ABOVE: Matthew Verrall, Raptors, dribbles around Owen opponent, Matthew Sice in the Men’s competition. RIGHT: A successful layup by Owen’s Jared Pratt.

Long Plains 27 (B.Barnes 10, C.Mitchell 7, B.Sharman 4) lost to Eagles 30 (C.Price 22, S.Goldworthy 3, N.Greenshields 2). Peckers 87 (B.Michael 23, R.McPharlin 22, L.Williams 18) def Hopefulls 21 (A.Bailey 6, R.Bernhardt 4, J.Jenkins 3). Old Dogs 56 (L.Wright 31, K.Simon 11, D.Friedrichs 8) def Young Guns 25 (K.Robinson 13, T.Shepherd 5, C.Temby 3). Tigers 32 (J.Delos Reyes 14, C.Catipon 8, M.Mojares 6) def Bulldogs 25 (C.Baker 11, J.Zilm 4, Z.Zilm 4). Raptors 16 (G.Page 6, D.Wilson 5, A.McArdle 3) lost to Owen 55 (A.Pratt 23, J.Wedding 11, M.Snowden 10).

U/17 BOYS

Redlegs 26 (T.Nottle 13, W.Angel 5, N.Studham 4) lost to Raiders 62 (J.Michael 18, H.Veitch 16, Z.Scholz 14). Bulldogs 37 (B.Taylor 29, D.Williams 6, T.Moulds 2) def Titans 24 (B.Krieg 8, L.Speissegger 6, T.Scholz 4).

U/14 BOYS

Owen 21 (C.Lane 12, R.Betts 6, A.Smith 2) lost to Falcons 49 (S.Speissegger 22, S.Michael 21, B.Davey 4). Bulldogs 38 (R.Chapman 14, M.Lawrie 12, S.Would 6) lost to Ravens 56 (E.De Roma 20, A.Clifford 8, W.Dixon 8).

U/12 Mixed

ABOVE: Chad Ruiz, Luke Guy and Luke Williams hang out at the Ralli Park courts on Friday night. LEFT: Lachlan Michael watches the A Women’s game. Plains Producer, Wednesday November 7, 2012

Rockets 21 (E.Brownlie 12, Z.Scott 7, K.Heaslip 2) lost to Magic 42 (J.Battle 12, C.Smith 12, K.Binka 10). Tigers 23 (T.Gregory 17, B.Lane 4, D.Ferris 2) def Redlegs 18 (A.Irrgang 12, B.Brown 2, B.White 2). Cheeters 16 (J.Coles 6, C.Harkness 4, C.King 4) lost to Strikers 30 (T.Michael 16, R.Lawless 4, A.Speissegger 4). Bolts 36 (J.Heaslip 22, M.Freebairn 8, M.Heaslip 4) def Bulldogs 26 (O.Carslake 7, D.Gooden 7, E.Anderson).

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Long Plains 28 (C.Fiebig 14, K.Blackwell 8, J.Fiebig 4) def Wanderers 11 (R.Jamieson 4, S.Bigg 2, M.Hentschke 2). Storm 20 (R.McPharlin 11, T.McPHarlin 7, L.Michael 4) won on forfeit Clare 0 (C.Stone, J.Caulfield 12, K.Jenner 8). Opals 38 (B.Wedding 19, A.Schahinger 9, T.Evans 4) def Bulldogs 34 (J.Angel 10, K.Cmrlec 8, K.Woodrow 6).

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Cats 33 (N.Wilkinson 12, S.Mugge 9, C.Stirling 6) def Wanderers 18 (S.Richards 9, C.Agnew 4, K.Weckert 4). Long Plains 23 (H.McArdle 17, J.Daniel 4, T.Lee-Chapman 2) lost to Bulldogs 41 (D.Hosking 16, M.Cruse 11, A.Williams 6). Balaklava 28 (B.Koch 11, T.Renshaw 7, C.Barlow 6) drew with Owen 28 (K.Harkness 10, S.Florance 6, A.Barr 4).

U/16 Girls

Owen 54 (K.Wedding 19, B.Wilson 8, J.Heaslip 8) def Cannons 15 (E.Mahony 8, V.Logan 2, C.Nesbitt 2). Rangers 10 (S.Faehrmann 4, S.Renshaw 4, A.Davey 2) lost to Bulldogs 21 (T.Williams 9, H.Mellier 4, K.Price 4).

U/14 Girls

Owen 43 (R.Dunstan 24, L.Mathew 6, K.Gregory 5) def Wild Cats 26 (S.Heaslip 14, A.Langdon 6, J.Lusung 2). Panthers 6 (L.McPharlin 2, B.Smith 2, C.Tiller 2) lost to Bulldogs 53 (K.White 21, T.Williams 20, S.Cullen 10).

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SPORT v Bowls

OWEN skipper, Neil Harkness, sends his bowl down during Saturday’s Division Two match against Mallala. He is watched by son, Taylor, and Jake Harkness. PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH

Top sides meet this weekend • From back page The feature match in Division One this Saturday will see the top two sides – Balaklava and Port Wakefield – meet at Balaklava. So far this season, Balaklava has won all of its four matches while Port Wakefield has a three-two record. Despite being played on Balaklava’s home green, this match will be keenly contested with the result perhaps relying on the outcome of the final few ends. Present form suggests that Balaklava should win this match but Port Wakefield has also recorded two strong away wins. Perhaps no more than a handful of shots will separate these two sides with Balaklava likely to take match honours. Wasleys host Hamley Bridge in an important match for the home side, given that it has had three losses in a row since its opening round win. On the other hand, Hamley Bridge has won three of its four matches. On its day, Wasleys can be very competitive against opposing sides and it will need to display this edge against Hamley Bridge if it wishes to secure the match points. Despite Hamley Bridge having to rebuild its Division One side, it has performed admirably to rack up a number of wins so far this season. On current form, Hamley Bridge must be favoured to chalk up another win here. The final match will see Riverton host Owen. So far, Riverton has yet to

display its best bowls and this match may be its defining moment for the season. Another loss for Riverton may jeopardise its chances of finishing in the final four by the end of the minor round. In recent seasons, Owen has been a stumbling block always seeming to create headaches for Riverton with an occasional win here and there. On present form, Owen is favoured to win this match given that it has won its previous two matches whereas Riverton has now had three losses in a row. Mallala has the bye for round six. RESULTS: Owen 67 (8) (N. Harkness 17, T. Harkness 26, G. Bubner 24) def. Mallala 66 (4) (I. Stuart 21, P. Furst 20, B. Smith 25); Hamley Bridge 78 (10) (K. Gardner 34, C. Donohue 18, J. Bubner 26) def. Riverton 64 (2) (D. Willmott 14, N. Rogers 28, B. Mullins 22); Port Wakefield 78 (10) (R. Murphy 35, G. McPharlin 21, W. McPharlin 22) def. Wasleys 58 (2) (W. Grady 14, D. McQuade 26, S. Nicolai 18); Balaklava bye. STANDINGS: Balaklava 40* (+72), Port Wakefield 34 (+27), Hamley Bridge 30* (+61), Owen 24* (-7), Mallala 21 (-64), Riverton 16* (-55), Wasleys 15* (-34) [* = BYE] November 10 FIXTURES: Balaklava vs Port Wakefield, Wasleys vs Hamley Bridge, Riverton vs Owen, Mallala bye.

PETER Freebairn, Owen, and Jim Evans, Mallala, play skipper in Division One.

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DAVE Lauricella, Owen, about to release his bowl in the match at home.

DAVE Hartwell in action for Owen’s Division side, at Owen, on Saturday. Plains Producer, Wednesday November 7, 2012


SPORT v Bowls

Every side’s a winner in Division Two While Port Wakefield Blue remains the only undefeated Division Two side, and only just, last weekend’s round also saw the last two remaining Division Two sides record their first wins for the season. Wasleys scored an emphatic win over Riverton Black with its skippers Wendland, Prior and McDonnell all recording wins against their respective skippers Schwarz, Gates and C Greenslade. Hamley Red also ended its losing streak with an 11 shot, two rinks up win, over Balaklava White. Morris led the way with a strong 26 shot win over Jones (BW), while Stott (HR) accounted for Stewart (BW) by five shots. This advantage was sufficient to cover Bastian’s (BW) 20 shot win over Schilling (HR). In the closest result on the

day, Mallala Black emerged one shot victors over Riverton White on the last end of their match. Earlier, McDonald (MB) had defeated Glistak (RW) by 23 shots while Koster (RW) finished 24 shots up over King (MB). However, Dunstan’s (MB) two shot win on the 25th end over Hannaford (RW) was enough to give Mallala Black the match points by a single shot. Tarlee White also had a tight match against Mallala White winning by two shots despite having only one rink up. For Mallala White, rink points were accrued by Curnow, 20 shots up over Meyer (TW), and Donlon, one shot up over Gorey (TW). However, Perry’s (TW) rink had a 23 shot win over Secomb (MW) to secure match points for Tarlee White.

GLEN Bubner bowls for Owen’s Division One side, at home, on Saturday.

MID NORTH WOMEN’S BOWLING SECTION

Pennant results - played November 1. Auburn Red 43 (M.Mount 19, M.Parkinson 24) D Booborowie 34 (L.Pearce 14, M.Baldock 20). Auburn Black 37 (S.Hean 16, L.Wildash 21) D Tarlee 28 (J.Rohde 19, J.Branson 9). Saddleworth Gold 36 (C.Reed 16, R.Richardson 20) D Burra Gold 32 (D.Day 19, D.Mengersen 13). Saddleworth Blue 44 (B.Schoenberg 26, P.Milde 18) D Burra Red 35 ( L.Sutton 13, M. Bevan 22). Robertstown Green 41 (S.Kimpton 21, D.Kotz 20) D Burra Green 33 (H.Stockman 20, K.Lomman 13). Robertstown Gold 42 (C.Ruediger 23, L.Mosey 19) D Riverton Green 24 (J.Przibilla 12, A.Harrip 12). Riverton Blue 48 (E.Passehl 31, M.Prime 17) D Mintaro 26 (C.Dixon 11, L.Dixon 15). Riverton Black 46 ( M.Keast 29, C.O’Toole 17) D Watervale 25 (D.Bouskill 15, T.Wostikow 10). Premiership table Points/Shots AUBURN RED 25 + 30 ROBERTSTOWN GOLD 24 + 51 SADDDLEWORTH BLUE 22 + 79 AUBURN BLACK 22 + 34 RIVERTON BLUE 21 + 45 BOOBOROWIE 20 + 25 RIVERTON BLACK 20 + 15.75 SADDLEWORTH GOLD 18 + 10 BURRA GOLD 14 + 10 ROBERTSTOWN GREEN 14 - 17 TARLEE 14 - 22 BURRA RED 10 - 16 BURRA GREEN 10 - 21 RIVERTON GREEN 6 - 32.75 MINTARO 6 - 42 WATERVALE 6 - 69

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Results from Wednesday October 31. CLARE WHITE 33 (5) drew with CLARE GREEN 33 (5): T.Haysman 16, B.Reichstein 17, B.Sims 17, R.Wurst 16. BURRA 44 (8) def CLARE BLUE 43 (2): C.Boston 19, M.Pawelski 25, R.Taylor 25, P.Errey 18. SNOWTOWN 0 (10) def SPALDING 0 (0). CLARE RED 48 (10) def BRINKWORTH 24 (0): R.Howes 24, G.Nitschke 13, P.Stopp 24, P.McLaurin 11. BALAKLAVA 35 (8), def BLYTH 34 (2): R.McDonald 22, L.Mader 16, T.Jones 13, J.Bradbury 18. PREMIERSHIP TABLE Pts For Agst % Burra 46 162 118 57.86 Blyth 34 184 145 55.93 Clare White 28 137 132 5 0.93

Port Wakefield Blue remains undefeated but not before enduring a tough tussle against its sister side Port Wakefield Gold. Ten shots was the final margin but in winning the match, Port Wakefield Blue had only one rink up. Anderson (PWG) had defeated Cluse (PWB) by five shots and Robertson (PWG) had a narrow one shot win over Reimers (PWB). Diehl (PWB) with a 16 shot win over Carslake (PWG), swayed the match in Port Wakefield Blue’s favour. Wins were recorded by Balaklava Red and Balaklava Blue in the remaining matches for the round. Owen had the bye. Two interesting matches feature in round six this weekend, in a round that will further shape the composition of the top eight in this division. Leaders Port Wakefield Blue travel to Balaklava White, where the home side will no doubt throw out a challenge, but the visiting side will eventually emerge victors at their expense. Second placed Balaklava Red plays fourth placed Port Wakefield Gold at Port Wakefield in another tight contest, with little likely to separate the two sides at the end of the match. In other matches, likely winners are Owen, Mallala Black, Balaklava Blue, Mallala White and Tarlee White – though the odd upset is just as likely given the evenness of the competition.

Clare Red 27 151 128 54.12 Balaklava 26 160 166 49.08 Spalding 25 154 144 51.68 Snowtown 24 186 203 47.81 Clare Blue 20 207 210 49.64 Brinkworth 10 126 162 43.75 Clare Green 10 131 190 40.81 November 7: Clare Blue v Clare White, Spalding v Burra, Clare Green v Clare Red, Brinkworth v Balaklava, Snowtown v Blyth.

Sides for Saturday

Sides for November 10, 2012. Division 1: Balaklava v Pt Wakefield to be played at Balaklava. B Olsen, G Palmer, S Hawke, B Taylor (sk). O Chapman, K McPharlin, R McPharlin, T Clifford(sk). Z Guy, A Northcott, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk). Division 2: Balaklava Blue v Hamley Red to be played at Balaklava. C Haasbroek, M Roberts, N Veitch, J Olsen(sk). E Edwards, C Welke, J Milton, C Milton(sk).D May, H Menadue, B Moffat, L Day(sk). Division 2: Balaklava Red v Pt Wakefield Gold to be played at Pt Wakefield, cars seconds. P Meyers, J McSkimming, R McDonald, P McPharlin(sk). S Renshaw, A Fowler, N Olsen, S Guy(sk). B Sandow, H Hebisch, J McPharlin, C Cowan(sk). Division 2: Balaklava White v Pt Wakefield Blue to be played at Balaklava. L Barr, A Barr, R Hilman, T Jones(sk). N Sampson, R Greenshields, B Philp, B Barr(sk). L Zerk, P Ramm, E Cunningham, K Harkness(sk). Bar Duty: B Olsen and P Thompson. Duty Rink: Division 1. Division 1: Owen v Riverton to be played at Riverton, cars to depart at 12.30pm. G Marshman, G Ince, D Greer, T Harkness(sk). M Miles, D Lauricella, B Parker, N Harkness(sk). G Simpson, D Hartwell, G Harkness, G Bubner(sk). Division 2: Owen v Riverton to be played at Owen. D Brown, L Beaty, R Hill, P Sullivan(sk). G Pidgeon, O Parker, G Wandel, L Hean(sk). J Harkness, W Heaslip, A Tiller, K Warnes(sk). Reserves: B Harkness, D Hean, M Burt.

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Pennant update. Mallala White 42 +109 Wasleys 34 +42 Owen 34 +31 Mallala Black 26 +19 Balaklava Green 24 + 4 Balaklava Gold 15 - 46 Port Wakefield 7 - 64 Hamley Bridge 5 -91 WWBS Vets and Super Vets were held on October 29, a most enjoyable day was had by all.

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IAN Stuart, Mallala, gives his teammate some guidance during the Division One clash against Owen on the weekend. Riverton Black has the bye for the round. RESULTS: Wasleys 82 (12) S. Wendland 27, T. Prior 27, J. McDonnell 28) def. Riverton Black 62 (0) (L. Schwarz 19, P. Gates 25, C. Greenslade 18); Tarlee White 78 (8) (D. Meyer 15, J. Perry 40, F. Gorey 23) def. Mallala White 76 (4) (J. Curnow 35, M. Secomb 17, G. Donlon 24); Balaklava Red 91 (10) (P. McPharlin 27, S. Guy 17, C. Cowan 47) def. Hamley White 58 (2) (Ma. Nichols 15, R. Gasser 26, Mi. Nichols 17); Port Wakefield Blue 70 (8) (H. Diehl 32, T. Cluse 20, S. Reimers 18) def. Port Wakefield Gold 60 (4) (A.

Carslake 16, K. Anderson 25, L. Robertson 19); Hamley Red 76 (10) (B. Morris 41, L. Stott 22, G. Schilling 13) def. Balaklava White 65 (2) (T. Jones 15, C. Stewart 17, J. Bastian 33); Balaklava Blue 85 (10) (G. Olsen 25, L. Day 35, C. Milton 25) def. Tarlee Red 60 (2) (I. Rohde 18, P. Dunn 14, D. Branson 28); Mallala Black 70 (10) (M. Dunstan 24, K. McDonald 35, M. King 11) def. Riverton White 69 (2) (R. Hannaford 22, J. Glistak 12, P. Koster 35); Owen Bye STANDINGS: Port Wakefield Blue 51 (+130.75), Balaklava Red 42 (+38), Balaklava Blue 37* (+82), Port Wakefield

Gold 34 (+22), Tarlee White 34 (+56), Mallala Black 33* (-7), Mallala White 28* (+79), Balaklava White 28 (+13), Hamley White 25 (-73), Tarlee Red 23 (-44), Owen 22* (-6), Riverton White 18 (-27), Riverton Black 15 (-60), Hamley Red 16 (-65), Wasleys 14* (-136.75) [* = BYE] November 10 fixtures: Owen vs Riverton White, Mallala Black vs Tarlee Red, Balaklava Blue vs Hamley Red, Balaklava White vs Port Wakefield Blue, Port Wakefield Gold vs Balaklava Red, Hamley White vs Mallala White, Tarlee White vs Wasleys, Riverton Black bye.

Bombers recruit Greenwood for 2013 HAMLEY Bridge Football Club has pulled off an early recruiting coup, picking up experienced and talented onballer, Malcolm Greenwood, for the 2013 season. Greenwood transferred to home club, Barmera-Monash, from Freeling half way through the 2012 season and ended up playing in a premiership with the Riverland club. He has since returned to Adelaide for family reasons and with his link to gun Bomber midfielder, Craig Taylor, the club approached Greenwood and signed him up. “We’re stoked to get him to be honest,” A grade coach, Ash Barnett said. “He will add a lot of depth and strength to the league and he will be a good fit at our club, he’s a fairly sociable sort of lad.” Greenwood’s experience will

undoubtedly be of huge value for the club, having played SANFL for West Adelaide and Glenelg, while also being part of Tanunda’s premierships in 2007, 2008 and 2009, before coaching Freeling in 2010 and 2011. He also won the Barossa, Light and Gawler Football Association’s best and fairest award, the Schluter Medal, in 2006. Barnett confirmed Shane Hanson and Nathan Flynn have both re-signed with the club, while Renmark’s Matt Camplin, who had been training with the Bombers this year, looks set to return to Salisbury North. The coach is still keen to attract former locals back to Hamley Bridge. “Our approach hasn’t changed, we’re still keen to get the former locals back to the club,” Barnett said. The club is also set to appoint a reserves coach in coming weeks. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Results of U16 cricket played on October 20 & 27

Lower North vs Spalding/Booborowie

Match won by: Lower North Lower North Batting N.Studham b L.Fitgerald......................... 4 J.Ackland lbw N.Andrews....................... 3 H.Veitch ct J.Andrews b M.Longbottom.8 C.Arbon ct P.Connell b M.Longbottom... 2 R.Chapman ct P.Connell b M.Longbottom 10 W.Dixon b M.Longbottom....................... 0 S.Michael ct&b C.Longbottom.............. 14 T.Temby ct A.Morgan b N.Longmire...... 28 K.Dykes ct&b C.Longbottom.................. 0 D.Dykes ct W.Longmire b L.Fitzgerald.... 1 L.Cunningham Not Out........................... 0 M.Mind.................................................... 0 Extras 28 Total 10/98 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R N.Andrews 6 2 1 15 L.Fitzgerald 7 0 2 20 M.Longbottom 6 1 4 14 A.Morgan 6 1 0 16 P.Connell 2 0 0 12 C.Longbottom 2 1 2 1 I.Pearce 2 0 0 5 C.Morgan 2 0 0 12 N.Longmire 0.3 0 1 1

Spalding/Booborowie Batting J.Andrews ct R.Chapman b N.Studham.. 28 W.Longmire ct & b H.Veitch........................ 0 A.Morgan ct J.Ackland b S.Michael......... 30 M.Longbottom ct J.Ackland b C.Arbon..... 9 L.Fitzgerald b T.Temby............................... 1 C.Longbottom b T.Temby........................... 0 P.Connell st R.Chapman b S.Michael......... 0 C.Morgan lbw S.Michael............................ 0 I.Pearce b N.Studham................................ 2 N.Longmire b W.Dixon............................... 0 D.Yianni Not Out......................................... 1 N.Morgan Not Out...................................... 0 Extras 19 Total 10/90 Clare Bowling Bowler O M W R H.Veitch 8 0 1 23 J.Ackland 3 0 0 16 N.Studham 6.3 0 2 20 C.Arbon 6 3 1 8 T.Temby 5 0 2 8 S.Michael 3 3 3 0 W.Dixon 4 2 1 6 K.Dykes 2 0 0 5

Results of A2 cricket played on November 3

Lower North vs Watervale

Match won by: Lower North Lower North Batting C.McPharlin b B.Toy.............................. 15 R.Logan ct B.Moir................................... 7 M.Angel b J.Andrewartha........................ 0 B.Harkness lbw S.Smith........................ 34 J.Taylor ct J.Andrewartha b B.Moir......... 1 S.Williams lbw B.Toy............................. 37 L.Wright lbw B.Toy.................................. 7 M.Bond Not Out.................................... 45 J.McBridge Not Out.............................. 23 S.Rowland..........................................DNB A.Platt.................................................DNB Extras 25 Total 7/194 Watervale Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Toy 8 1 3 20 J.Andrewartha 8 0 1 25 B.Moir 6 0 2 46 H.Veitch 7 0 0 25 S.Smith 8 0 1 31 S.Pender 2 0 0 23 C.Parkinson 1 0 0 9 D.Cunningham 1 0 0 10

Watervale Batting L.Victor ct J.McBride b A.Platt................... 0 B.Moir ct S.Rowland b J.McBride.............. 0 H.Veitch st R.Logan b J.Taylor................. 31 J.Andrewartha b J.McBridge...................... 4 S.Smith b A.Platt...................................... 13 B.Toy b L.Wright......................................... 7 D.Cunningham ct R.Logan b C.McPharlin.1 K.Parkinson ct M.Angel ct C.McPharlin..... 0 S.Pender b C.McPharlin............................. 0 G.McKenzie Not Out.................................. 1 Extras 7 Total 10/68 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Platt 8 2 2 22 J.McBridge 5 0 2 18 L.Wright 3 0 1 13 C.McPharlin 3 0 3 6 J.Taylor 2.4 0 1 7

Results of A Grade cricket played on November 11

Long Plains vs Sevenhill

Match won by: Sevenhill Sevenhill Batting S.Duke lbw J.East................................... 0 W.Levick ct S.McArdle b B.Jones........... 0 S.Heinrich b B.Jones............................... 0 S.Pike ct J.East b B.Jone........................ 0 R.Hocking b M.Warnes......................... 42 B.Hennessey ct D.Hill b M.Warnes....... 92 A.Gill b J.East.......................................... 2 A.Stewart lbe J.East................................ 0 M.Bannin ct C.McIntyre b J.McArdle...... 3 P.Clark b J.East....................................... 0 R.Cove Not Out....................................... 1 Extras 17 Total 10/157 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Jones 9 5 3 15 J.East 9 2 4 23 M.Warnes 8.3 1 2 35 J.McArdle 8 2 1 34 D.Hill 7 0 0 21 S.McArdle 2 0 0 12

Long Plains Batting H.Pym b S.Pike........................................ 27 T.McArdle b S.Pike..................................... 3 S.McArdle b S.Pike.................................... 0 D.Hill ct & b A.Stewart.............................. 43 J.McArdle ct & b R.Cole........................... 14 M.Warnes b S.Duke................................. 17 B.Jones ct A.Gill b S.Pike........................ 22 J.Curnow ct P.Clark b A.Stewart................ 8 C.McIntyre st ? b S.Duke........................... 0 J.East ct ? b A.Stewart............................... 0 S.Moltedo Not Out..................................... 1 Extras 4 Total 10/133 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R Pike 9 0 4 45 Cole 7 1 1 42 Heinrich 4 1 0 15 Clark 3 1 0 13 Stewart 3.2 2 3 2 Duke 4 0 2 15

Results of A Grade cricket played on November 4

Lower North vs Laura Lower North 0/83 def Laura 10/75

Results of A Grade cricket played on November 3

Lower North vs Burra Lower North 5/139 def Burra 10/81

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Clare Croquet Club held a successful Singles Gala Day on Monday. Despite varying weather conditions, players enjoyed some close games in good spirits and with much laughter. Players competed in three

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Results from October 31. Port Wakefield 1 game 27 points (M. Algie 4, J.Lipsett 3, M. Simpson 9, A. Bishop 11) defeated Wallaroo Blue 1 game 19 points (P. Kennett 7, I. Miller 6, J. Marshall 3, R. Price 3). Kadina Blue 2 games 31 points (John Lydeamore 12, D. Rodda 5, S. Rodsted 8, Jenny Lydeamore 6) defeated Balaklava 0 games 22 points (L. Sutton 6, J. Hilzinger 4, J. Hendy 5, N. Williams 7). Kadina White 1 game 21 points (B. Virgin 4, D. Virgin 5, L. Kinch 7, T Roach 5) defeated Moonta Brown 1 game 18 points ( R. Skinner 5, M. Loveridge 5, M. Harvey 5, K. Lamshed 3) Snowtown 2 games 46 points (G. Schupelius 12, R. Freebairn 8, C. Bolvig 13, G. Clark 13) defeated Moonta Green 0 games 23 points (B. Promnitz 2, S. Donaldson 4, P. Bennett 11, E. Trenwith 6). Wallaroo White – Bye.

Golf Balaklava

We saw 23 players cram the course for another Stroke round last Saturday, a good size indeed as we needed to have the joint clear and able to receive the hoards who turned out for the Shamus Liptrot Cycle/Walking Trail Grand Opening event. Doug Taylor, whose leitmotif seems to be caning the A Grade, stayed true to his recurrent theme by storming home with a score of 87/75, which meant that Peter Thompson (85/77) came second, Ian Michael (92/82) was third and that, in fact, was that. From a much healthier B Grade gathering emerged Bill “Head Still Bill!” Berry (88/71), just bettering an arresting performance by Ron Carney (92/72) and leaving Graham “Emu” Ackland (89/73) to employ Count Bach to spin Scott Michael (88/73) out of third spot. Left to sit and wait for the bouncy castle to arrive were G. Sonntag (95/77), M. Smith (91/76), J. Michael (99/77), A. Manuel (100/80) and R. Hahn (101/85).

games with a break between each. The “grab bag” raffle provided plenty of prizes and was supported well by players. The Division A winner with 54 hoops was Graham Clark of Brinkworth, and the Divi-

The massed ranks of the elite C Grade star list were trampled into a troubled torpor of torpidity by a triumphant Trevor Gilmour (103/67), leaving John Newton (96/68) to bounce Martyn Bell (99/68) back to third. spot with the aid of the good Count. This settled, the following turned their thoughts to barbecued onion and snags, due to be produced in abundance not long hence: Chris Hahesy (95/69), Moya Hayes (96/69), D. Barnett (96/72), A. Henstridge (97/74), M. Hahesy (103/75), Tania Matz (97/77), D. Trickett (105/83) and emerging threat Noah Barnett (127/87). Roger Hahn scored the day’s sole Birdie, at the eighth, leaving the following to settle for Nearest The Pin pride - Dave Barnett (third), Peter Thompson (eighth), Ian Michael (10th) and Chris Hahesy at the 15th. Golfer of the Summer points were distributed to Trevor Gilmour (6), John Newton (5), Martyn Bell (4), Bill Berry (3), Ron Carney (2) and huddled un-washed, one each. Two rounds of the Summer Cup were played, resulting in Trevor Gilmour defeating Doug Taylor 6/5 and Ron Carney cleaning up Greg Sonntag two-up. This Saturday we’ll slap on the sun screen for a Stableford round, before heading down to the Royal Hotel for presentations relating to the last two rounds. Our honoured starter will be none other than the august Rampaging Rob Lawson, while Geoff Spence will dis-pense nonsense and a range of gargle fluid at the 19th. Our annual “Ham & Turkey Day” two-person Ambrose galah spectacular will be held on Saturday December 8, so start blackmailing some smug low handicapper now.

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Steamy conditions and sticky flies greeted the ladies once again, but it wasn’t quite as hot as the previous week. The Summer Cup is moving along nicely with a number of matches played having to go on to extra holes. Please check the draw for due dates. A Stableford competition was played Wednesday with Judy Wandel winning on 37, sneaking in by one measly point over Jill Taylor on 36. Joan Anderson was third on 33. We won’t mention the others! Nearest the pin on number 10 was Joan, and Jill had a birdie on number eight.

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Busch’s century for Gilbert Valley A great century to Chris Busch in the A5’s on Saturday! The A1’s obviously chased a fair bit of leather and will need to put their heads down and bat all day if they are to pass Sandy Creek’s score this coming weekend. Under 14 Gilbert Valley Maroon 9/104 v Eudunda/Robertstown GV: S McCabe 48 no, P Lowe 22. ER: R Jenke 2/6, Z Green 2/8, S Morris 2/22. A1 Gilbert Valley v Sandy Creek 8/328 SC: A Kokot 138, C Roberts 77, M Birchmore 30. GV: C Mullins 3/74, J Vandeleur 2/59, J Connell 2/75. A3 Won on a forfeit from Tanunda A5 Gilbert Valley 5/206 defeated Eudunda/Robertstown 70 GV: C Busch 115 ret, P Callery 29, T Reichelt 23. GV: L Molineux 2/6, T Reichelt 2/12, N Busch 2/17, P Callery 1/9, J Wright 1/13. ER: No stats available.

sion B winner, again with 54 hoops, was Joylene Hoskin of Snowtown. The club thanks all those who attended. • Pictured is Judy Lipsett, of Port Wakefield, pictured in action on court one. She was very excited and almost had a Pirates of Penzance moment (who’s watched Pretty Woman?), as she thought she was going to get a hole in one. Not to be, but a good drive anyway! Next week is another stableford round for the ladies, and the mid-weekers will also be starting at 9am.

Balaklava Mid Week

Results from Wednesday October 31. A group of 16 players took to the fairways, with Rick Campbell winning the day with 47 CB, Brian Stewart 47, Chris Hahesy 45 CB, Greg Sonntag 45, Bill Berry 42, Mike Hahesy 39 CB, Brett Fitton 39, Dennis Goudie 38, Bill Goudie 37 CB, Dene Newton 37 CB, Merv Hameister 37, John Michael 35, Barrie Thompson 34, Doug Taylor 32 CB, Austin Henstridge 32, Jerry Toms 30. Birdies: Rick Campbell hole 4, Mike Hahesy hole 16, Brett Fitton hole 2, Dene Newton hole 3, Merv Hameister hole 3, Barrie Thompson hole 9, Doug Taylor hole 2. NTP: Merv Hameister hole 3 and 8, Brett Fitton hole 10. Putts: Greg Sonntag with 23 putts.

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In a field of 18 players, Max Grasby affectionately known as “Abob”, is back in the winners circle scoring 40 points to win Saturday’s Stableford event, on a countback From George Dahlitz (second) and Ron Smith (third) 40. Others to do well were Kieth Kluske, Ron Howarth (Riverton), Noel Stringer 39, Barry Schwartz, Cliff Applebee 38, Vince Zito 37. Birdies: Max Grasby 12th, John Mitchell seventh, Ron Smith ninth, Vince Zito 15th. NTPs: John Mitchell 14th, Wayne White ninth. Last Thursday’s Stableford Event attracted 20 players, with Elizabeth’s Bob Hillier winning the day on a countback from Roen Cameron, both on 40 points, and in another countback Brian Cooper grabbed third spot from Ian Ferguson, both on 38. George Dahlitz managed 37 and Lance Hatcher 36 c/b to complete the list of prize winners. Others to make cut were John Riley, Wim Van Pelt 36, Bob Ahola, Doug Cooper, Keith kluske 33. Birdies: John Riley fourth, Ian Ferguson third. NTPs: John Riley fourth, non-competition score Dennis Nation 43.

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SPORTv District Mallala White 6-36 d. Hamley Bridge 0-13 Doubles Graham/Jarmyn d. Pratt/ Bell 6-2 Wilson/Parsons d. Raether/ McCabe 6-3 Singles Trent Graham d. Jarrad Pratt 6-1 Laura Jarmyn d. Tristan Bell 6-4 Brooke Wilson d. Leon Raether 6-3 Edward Parsons d. Amy McCabe 6-0 DIVISION 2: Two Wells Red 4-32 d. Owen Red 2-19 Doubles Musolino/C. Foubister lost to S.Parker/Heaslip 3-6 Tapscott/J.Foubister d. Gameau/L. Parker 6-1 Singles Caitlin Musolino d. Sophie Parker 6-1 Chelsea Foubister d. Jessica Heaslip 6-2 Jack Tapscott lost to Tom Gameau 5-6 Jake Foubister d. Lucy Parker 6-3. Balaklava Gold 4-26 d. Long Plains 2-22 Doubles Lamond/Michael d. Daniel/ Hosking 6-4 Renshaw/Clifford d. McArdle/Barr 6-1 Singles Tyson Lamond d. Jessica Daniel 6-1 Toby Michael lost to Harry Hosking 0-6 Syjourn Renshaw lost to Georgia McArdle 2-6 Aaron Clifford d. Angie Barr 6-4. Owen White 4-32 d. Two Wells White 2-23 Doubles Harkness/Lane d. T.Briscoe/M.Briscoe 6-3 Lloyd/Burman d. Dart/Duthie 6-3 Singles Jake Harkness lost to Tarsha Briscoe 3-6 Connor Lane lost to Macey Briscoe 5-6 Kaitlyn Lloyd d. Zoe Dart 6-4 Lisa Burman d. Aliesha Duthie 6-1. Balaklava Green 5-35 d. Mallala 1-15 Doubles Scholz/Heaslip d. Furst/Tiller 6-0 Selleck/West d. Howard/Cocks 6-1 Singles Todd Scholz d. Jackson Furst 6-1 Sarah Heaslip lost to Jake Tiller 5-6 Billy West d. Alex Howard 6-2 Kristy Selleck d. Brayden Cocks 6-5 DIVISION 3: Mallala 5-34 d. Owen 1-14 Doubles Bakker/M.May d. M.Heaslip/B.Lane 6-3 Tiller/J.May d. Parker/Tapscott 6-1 Singles Gabrielle Bakker lost to Britt Lane 4-6 Matthew May d. Max Heaslip 6-1 Lucy Tiller d. Kayleigh Parker 6-0 Jack May d. Airlie Tapscott 6-3. Balaklava Green 4-32 d. Two Wells 2-23 Doubles White/Allen d. Gourlay/

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The summer nighters have complained it’s too quiet! I wonder why? Make some noise people – don’t save it til later! Division two matches were both thrillers, being decided by games only. Slugs defeated Gnats 3-28 to 3-21, with four of six sets being 5-3s. Alexandra Wilson and Carly Friedrichs made their summer debuts, with Carly wishing she hadn’t by the last set when she had to reveal the briefs along with partner Sue Nicholson to opponents, Alexandra and the much improved Viet Nguyen! Poor Viet was wondering what was going on. David Northcott and Cherie Cleary lost a marathon tiebreaker to Sam van Kleef and Mary Heslop in what was a great set. Worms wriggled through to win by one measly game, 3-26 to 3-25 over Grubs. Jason McBride was filling in for Grubs and got a workout against Alice Parsons, with both hitting very well. These two didn’t have a tiebreaker all night, however their teammates all featured in two each! Wade and Hollie Hudson and Peter Rohrlach played against Fran Henderson, Carolyn Mutton and fill-in Michelle Williams in the ties. Ironically, Michelle has been playing for Peter for the past couple of weeks, and then had to play directly against him all night. Div 1 matches were not as close – actually not close at all! Crocs were assisted by Stacey Wilson who brought the average age down a bit (sorry Kirsty), to defeat Newts 5-33 to 1-17! Newts Paul McBride was wishing he’d stayed home with set scores of one, two and three! His team mates Colin Mutton and Wayne “Wally” Treverton were unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to Chris Curnow and Marty Brice, but Wally got his revenge next set with Pauline Hill, as they won a tie over Marty and Kirsty Williams, which was

n JAMES Gameau, Two Wells, prepares to hit a backhand during Saturday’s division one Lower North Junior Tennis match at Balaklava.

the Newts’ only set. Despite the score, there was some good tennis played here. Turtles are not as slow as they seem, defeating Gators 5-32 to 1-18. First two sets were both 5-3s so things were looking OK. But the oldest and youngest turtles, Julia Hoskin and Jordan Taylor, clicked to have a big win over Jarrad Thiele and Tania Allen, but being kind enough to give them one game. Gators’ Don Veitch and Tanya Greenshields were unlucky to lose a tiebreaker to Scott McDonald and Helen Barry, which was a great effort considering Tanya was apparently having ‘”one of those days.” She managed to regroup with Tania to win a fantastic tiebreaker over Julia and Helen. The players lost count of how many shots were in each rally as they went on for so long. Well done. The master and his apprentice, Don and Jarrad, were outclassed by the dup of Scott and Jordan but was a good game to watch. Jarrad had a great night playing some

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Research released from The Advantage FamilyTM reveals 83 per cent of dog owners in South Australia have their dog to thank for keeping them fit and healthy. “Dogs provide a healthy motivation for parents and children alike and the warmer months are the best time to get active,” said Olympian and Advantage® A-Team ambassador, Giaan Rooney. “With one quarter of children aged 5 – 17 now overweight or obese, there has never been a better time to swap the gaming console for the leash.” Currently only 49 per cent of dog owners in SA walk their pet three days a week or more. Specifically, 51 per cent of dog owners say their children get considerably more exercise thanks to their dog. Giaan Rooney knows all too well how important it is to have an exercise partner to get you motivated. She exercises with her dog Lester at least three times a week. “Busy lives mean Australians are finding it more difficult to get out and get active. “Walking your dog as a family is a great way to spend quality time together and make sure you are putting time in to your exercise regime.” The Advantage Family is giving pet owners the chance to win a Rebel Sports Voucher worth $5,000 with their Pet Legends competition. Log on to the Friends Furever Australia Facebook page and upload an image or a video of you out and about getting active with your pet to be in with a chance to win.

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DIVISION 1: Two Wells 3-26 d. Balaklava Green 3-24 Doubles Takaji/ Gameau d. C.Michael/D.Michael 6-3 Humphrys/Tapscott d. Williams/ Greenshields 6-2 Singles Ako Takaji d. Callum Michael 6-1 James Gameau lost to Dillon Michael 0-6 Jamie Humphrys lost to Ashleigh Williams 4-6 Angus Tapscott lost to Tash Greenshields 4-6 Mallala Black 4-33 d. Long Plains 2-23 Doubles Watson/Howard d. N. Curnow/ Sharer 6-4 Jenkin/Dunstan d. R.Curnow/ Daniel 6-3 Singles Josh Watson d. Nick Curnow 6-3 Clare Howard lost to Corey Sharer 4-6 Mark Jenkin lost to Riley Curnow 5-6 Rachel Dunstan d. Amy Daniel 6-1.

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PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: sales@plainsproducer.com.au FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday

Got something that needS fixing?

Whatever or whoever you need, you’ll find the answer every week in our Trades & Services or Business Directories 9 Howe Street, Balaklava Phone: 8862 1977 Fax: 8862 1997 Email sales@plainsproducer.com.au

Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

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

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

Accommodation

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

Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed 1pm-3pm 15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph 8862 1251

For quality care & education

A: Crn George Street & Gwy Terrace, Balaklava P: 0406 270 019 E: thematchboxhouse@gmail.com

Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192

Balaklava Town Hall

Concreting

Available For Hire

REDBANKS CONCRETE

Balaklava Town Hall

3Weddings 3Parties 3Events 3Meetings Phone: 1300 655 224

John Nemet - 0408 896 523

Will add rustic charm to any property!

Butcher

Marc’s Meats

34 George Street, Balaklava

Phone 8862 1041

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

Cabinet Maker Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors

Mack’s Cabinets Quality kitchens - built-ins vanities - modulars. Free measure and quotes.

Concreting M & A Saliba

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

LOCAL

Carpet Supplies

Crash Repairs

‘We Cover the Country’ 3 Carpets, vinyls, blinds & awnings. 3 Selection of woven rugs. 3 Free measure & quote. 2-6 Howe St, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1074

Chemist

Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy Open: Monday - Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday 9am to 12noon Proprietors A.Rosser, B.Wiltshire, M.Rowett

Phone 8862 1274 www.plainsproducer.com.au

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

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

Grant Fisher 0407 807 123 or 8862 1988 a/h

Engineering

Simon Exhaust & Auto Repairs

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

LOCAL

Railway Terrace, Balaklava - Ph: 8862 2158 Email: cunbal@rbe.net.au

GENERAL ENGINEERS

Business

Engineering

Fencing

3 Air Liquide 3 Liquid arc, 3 Welding equipment 3 Welding gases

Goldney Welding 3Manufacturing, Alterations & Repairs 3Agricultural, Commercial & Domestic 3On site welding & repairs 3Steel Supplies

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Employment

Fruit & Vegetables

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

Phone 8862 2050

ANDREW ROWE M: 0429 642 221 E: rowie61@bigpond.com

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

Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

Fencing Contractor

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

Corner railway tce & Dunns Rd, Balaklava Mob 0419 807 406, Ph/Fax: 8862 2322

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment

For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement

Business

3 MECHANICAL REPAIRS 3 SUSPENSION REPAIRS 3 EXHAUST & ENGINE REBUILDS 3 REPAIRS ALL MAKES inc. TOYOTA

SUPPORT

Cunninghams Balaklava

Balaklava Crash Repairs

LOCAL

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

Exhaust & Auto Repair

Waratah Earthworx

See Simon & Philip Taylor at

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Multi Exhaust & Brake Virginia

Phone us on 8380 9477

Earthworx

SUPPORT Business

Balaklava Stitch Joint

Bobcat Service

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395

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

Sandgate Street, Balaklava, PO Box 252

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Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

• Driveways & Footpaths • Foundations • Shed Floors •‘TEXCRETE’- Pattern Pave Concrete

Exhaust & Brakes

Balaklava

Electrician Lic No. A000 1347

Registered on State Heritage listing 1988 c1906

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

Lic No BLD198659

bed & breakfast

Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

Saint Street, Balaklava Ph/Fax: 8862 1034 , Mob: 0427 979 607

Earth Moving

The Matchbox House PGK Concrete

Each Month

3 Installation 3 Safety switches 3 TV points 3 Telephone points 3 Garden lights 3 Repairs / rewiring 3 Smoke alarms

Phone: 0458 799 577

Concreting

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Accommodation

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Balaklava Fresh Foods More convenient than ever. Phone, fax or email an order in. We deliver to Balaklava township 18 George St, Balaklava Ph/Fax 8862 1830 E: balaklavafreshfoods@bigpond.com

Gas Supplies

LPG Gas Refills 8.5Kg to 9kg $19.50

• Smaller bottles filled too • Cash sales only • When coming to Adelaide get your gas refills

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Air Conditioning ❋ Installation ❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches ❋ Solar System Installation Ph/Fax 8862 2127 M 0407 608 445

3 Wheat 3 Pellets 3 Charcoal 3 Dry Dog Food

Ca$h for Can$ & Bottle$

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

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

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Handyman Service

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice Serving Balaklava and surrounding towns

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

No job too small !

PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: sales@plainsproducer.com.au FAX: 8862 1997 Plumber

Motor Vehicles

McCracken Ford Ford motor vehicle dealers

Call Rod: 0458 742 259 Hairdresser

Newsagency

Your Family Hairdresser

Balaklava Newsagency

Call Trish on 0410 692 789 or 8527 2696

Hairdresser

Painter

MALLALA HAIR (next to IGA)

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

T.A Redden

Painter

24 George St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

SUPPORT

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15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

Phone 8862 1728

Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

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

Free quotes

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BLD Lic: 219551

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866

The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

•FREE no obligation quote

P: 0431 681 524 E: redgd84@hotmail.com

MICK 0407 3999 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

Photographs

Screen Printing Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist

Landscaping

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

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

Holden Specialists Since 1930

Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

R.T.A. AU26029

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

PHone:

8862 1030

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

Plumber

Motor Vehicles

Balaklava Motors

Allan Garrard Lic. No. PCL 5676

Garden Sup.

Tiver Rd

Cousins

Rocla

Septic Tank Cleaning

Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor

Open Days

5 Peek Street, Balaklava Phone 8862 1818, Mobile 0409 848 995 • Master plumber •gas fitter •drain cleaning •roof & gutter repairs •all types of plumbing & supplies. Lic. Nos. R18279, SR18279, 4662. Member of the Master Plumbers Association

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“Specialising in bathroom renovations”

Tiling - Floor & Wall

High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

0412 042 061

Dave Williams Mobile

0411 278 173

Email: willmar1@bigpond.com ABN 98 169 608 692 License No. BLD 170598 & BLD 58206

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Salt Damp Solutions

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

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Mid North Salt Damp Solutions

Phone 8862 1549 any time

Garden Supplies

WillMar Maintenance

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

For all general insurances

Cousins

Tiling

Rural Supplies

Lisa Marie Photography

Office & residence - 25 Harris St, Balaklava Email - dalina@rbe.net.au

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston

Capture your little treasure forever

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

R & M Timber Supplies

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

Photography

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies

Taxation

Corner of George & Scotland St

WH Treverton Wayne 0417 889 753

13 Wallace Street Ph. 8862 1571, Fax 8862 2096

• Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

• Free Quotes

PAINTER

Your own local store!

Peter Harcourt & Co

Painter

Hairdresser

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

Keanan 0438 641 032

Lic No. R27142

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

Hair & beauty

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

Timber Supplies

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz

NOW providing Excavation & Trenching

Printing

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

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

Supermarket

CATFORD PLUMBING

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

1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477

Perms from $40

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Mick Madigan

BLD Lic. 46967

Tree Lopping

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

SUPPORT

LOCAL

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

Business

Stock Agent

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Balaklava Agency Ph: 8862 1333 Fax: 8862 1007 After Hours: Kelly Evans - Live stock 0418 859 953 Shayn Faehrmann - Merchandise/Agronomy/Accounting 0419 829 243 Mel Haynes - Livestock/Real Estate/Insurance 0408 086 602 Chris Kannenberg - Merchandise 0417 087 319 Adam Pratt - Merchandise/Insurance 0459 790 401 Geoff Knappstein - Real Estate 0407 790 210 Michael Wildash - CGU Insurance 0457 552 646 Tammie Menzel - WFI Insurance 0408 927 307 Ron Sutcliffe - Rural Finance Manager 0439 449 577

Serving The Rural Community

Pratt Contracting

(SA)

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

Phone Andrew Pratt 0438 845 214 or 8528 6054 (after hours) E: apratt62@bigpond.com www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Heritage Highlights

We are all familiar with the Barossa Valley, the area that has become Australia’s foremost wine growing region, but did you know it was not supposed to be called Barossa? When first surveyed in 1837 by Col. William Light (South Australia’s first Surveyor-General), he is believed to have named it ‘Barrosa’ – the Hill of Roses – because it bore remarkable similarities to a mountainous ridge in southern Spain. ‘Barossa’, the name we know today, came as the result of a draughtsman’s spelling error on an early map – and that mis-spelt word became the official name. Leaving Adelaide on December 11, 1837, Col. Light’s party set out to find a route to the River Murray by bypassing the steep Mount Lofty Ranges. After

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I’M going to hate myself for saying it but Ricki-Lee Coulter is looking pretty damn hot lately. Armed with her PT hubby, Coulter has suddenly hit the airwaves and small screens with an incredibly hot body and a sexy new attitude. Granted, a lot of her stuff follows in the wake of Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce Knowles but by jingo, if you had asked me if she was capable of doing such a thing a few years ago, I would have spit my chocolate milk all over you. Through laughter that is, not intentionally spitting it on you. Her new album, “Fear and Freedom”, has a few punchy, provocative beats that leave you wondering who actually wrote the lyrics, given Coulter’s previous pedestrian material. Singles “Do It Like

That” and “Crazy” have had some success but perhaps not the sales Coulter would have liked. I have kicked off a search for the worst song ever written and recently came across Illinois artist named Jan Terri. Terri could easily be credited with the worst song ever with at least three of her songs. “Journey To Mars”, “Rock’n’Roll Santa” and “Baby Blues” are frankly the most cognitive pieces of music ever made. If you’ve never laughed and vomited at the same time before, have a listen to any of these three tunes. But Terri’s crowning glory is “I Don’t Want to Lose You Tonight”. Not only are her vocals more painful to listen to than a seven-year-old playing the

recorder, the accompanying video is hilariously poor. Even Terri admits in an interview, when questioned on whether she is the one who wants to leave a relationship portrayed in the video, she doesn’t know whether it is her or her partner doing the leaving. If that sentence confused you, which it should have, make sure you check out her video on YouTube. From horrible to magnificent, Britain’s Got Talent runners up, Jonathon Antoine and Charlotte Jaconelli, are due to release an album in coming weeks. In another case of don’t judge a book by its cover, Antoine, a heavy-set 17-yearold, has a huge voice and a huge future by the looks. Tune in next time, coz I’m Mr Brightside.

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Balaklava Stitch Joint CROSSWORD Good News Ken Packer

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MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES

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november 11 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am Hamley Bridge...........6.00pm anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am at hospital Goyder.....................11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava............Mass 9.00am Pt Wakefield..... Mass 10.30am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am at hospital Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield..............10.30am Nantawarra.......... Comb Lochiel Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

november 18 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm, Hamley Bridge, Windsor....................10.00am Comb. at Owen Balaklava...................... 9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra.................. 9.00am Lochiel........ Comb. Nantawarra Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

november 25 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm 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 Nantawarra.......... Comb Lochiel Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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

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PA N A H L I - L A M O N D . The Panahli family from Azerbaijan and Gay & Malcolm (Hank) Lamond of Balaklava have much pleasure announcing the engagement of Sada & Anthony. Best wishes from both families.

COMMODORE VZ Berlina sedan, sep 2004, 138,000km, Martini Mica (colour) ABS, alloy wheels, traction control, rear parking sensors, cruise control, a/c, $ 10,500 ONO. Ph 0429 621 143. DATA projector Toshiba TPD S25 $900. Masport 3.5hp chipper shredder $300. Rover rotary hoe as new $650. Phone: 0427 304 415.

HOLDEN Commodore Equip 2002, 160,000 km, serviced at every 10,000 km, book supplied, silver, one owner, dual fuel, tyres as new, electric brake applicator for towing, new brake pads, mats, seat covers, dash board cover, reg to December 31, reg no. WSI 534, $7,200 ono. Phone 8862 1845 or 0403 244 576.

IPHONE 4S. Connect now, Telstra Plans available. Balaklava Electronics 8862 1552.

LARGE pine display cabinet 2100h x 1200w x 300D $400 ono. Lowline pine bookcase 920h x 1580w x 400d $250 ono. 2 door steel cabinets mouse proof lockers. File cabinets, draw unit & more. Phone 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626.

LOUNGE suite, coffee table, ext table and 4 chairs, drop side dining table, Wohlers kitchen dresser, single bed, lounge chairs, book case. Phone 8864 2242 after hours. OATEN Hay, small squares shedded, good quality, $5.50 inc gst per bale. Phone 8862 1207. STEEL lockers suitable for guns $30 each. Phone 0428 890 107.

YOUNG Brown layer hens, ready to go. Mallala. Phone 8527 2343.

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

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Hayden’s Gone Mad!!

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BROMLEY - Christine. 07/11/08. Time is slowly passing, fond memories everlasting. Ever-loving husband Terry and sons Wayne, Craig, Keith and David and partners and grand children.

EVANS - Stanley John. 13/5/1924 to 12/11/07. Down the road of memories we softly walk. Today our love and thoughts are with you as life goes on it’s way. Five long years have gone, but we will have loving memories forever. Joan, Rob, Glenda, Judy, Darrel, grand children and great grand children.

JAMES Grant Deane. 02/01/1928 to 13/11/2010. Dad-Pappa, two years have passed since that sad day. A tender thought that brings a tear. A silent wish that you were here. No longer in our lives to share. But in our hearts you will always stay. Loved and remembered everyday. Sally, Allen, Luke and Nat, Steph, Matt and Alicia, Ryan and Peyton. SANDERY - Reginald. 06/11/2007. Five years have passed. Loved and remembered. Tanya, Shaun and friends.

tHAnK You

WE wish to thank all our family and friends who sent cards, flowers, gifts and good wishes for our 70th Wedding Anniversary. George and Dulsie Healps - Owen.

Public Notices

Coming Events

WAntED to buY

BALAKLAVA - New homes in new development for rent in Balaklava available now. Pay only 80% market rent. $224 per week. Conditions apply. Phone Lutheran Community Housing on 8332 4899 for more details.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17

• Amazing Spiderman (M) ★★★ - Fri Nov 9, 8pm - Sat Nov 10, 8pm • Mao’s Last Dancer (M) ★★★★ - Tues Nov 13, 2pm • Take This Waltz (MA15+) ★ ★ ★ ★ Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen - Wed Nov 14, 7.30pm - Fri Nov 16, 8pm • Arthur Christmas (G) ★ ★ ★ Animated Tickets $5 - Sat Nov 17, 7.30pm - Fri Nov 23, 7.30pm Tickets: • Concession/Student $8 • Adults $10 • Child $5 • Family tickets $25 (2 + 2) extra child $2.50

BOOKINGS 8844 5175 - (BETWEEN 2PM - 5PM)

9am - 4pm at Balaklava Town Hall

• Gold coin entry • Over 40 stalls • Lunch • Morning/Afternoon Tea More info 1300 655 224 www.bth.org.au

BALAKLAVA TENNIS CLUB

BINGO NIGHT SAT NOV 17 at Sports Club

Balaklava RSL

REMEMBRANCE DAY

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 10.30am at Triangle

Balaklava Swimming Pool

WATER AWARENESS FOR INFANTS & TODDLERS JANUARY 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 & 25, 2013

• Eyes Down 7.30pm • BYO supper (not drinks) • Bar available

Two Wells Regional Action Team Incorporated

SANYO Twin Tub Washing Machine, 4.5kg, bowl clean, V.G.O. $80. Ph: 8862 1989

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SATURDAY November 10, 8am. 8 Francis Street, Balaklava. Large fish tank, household goods.

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Balaklava Community Arts Inc

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Presents

At Two Wells Catholic Church Hall

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.

ADult sERviCEs

ERECTION and premature problems. Help for $30, money back guarantee. Phone 0424 452 329. Free sample.

Aerial Line

DINNER THEATRE:

Fri 23rd, Sat 24th, November

Inspections

• Doors open at 6pm, entrée served at 7pm • 3 episodes of the classic comedy Gilligan’s Island with a 3 course dinner at the Balaklava Town Hall • $50 per person – bar service available (no BYO) • Special dietary requests to contact Lenice Cox: 8862 1173

ElectraNet, the owner and manager of South Australia’s electricity transmission network, will undertake the annual inspections of its overhead transmission lines, by helicopter, over the coming months to identify any potential issues. This will help reduce the possibility of supply interruptions, and ensure the safety of the public and the network. Flights are scheduled from 7am to 5pm, November to December, along all major transmission lines across the state including Balaklava, Templers, Dorrien, Roseworthy and surrounding areas in the Adelaide Plains. If you have any queries about the inspections, please contact David Manley on 1800 243 853.

Plains Producer, Wednesday November 7, 2012

Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Limited has applied to the Licensing Authority for a redefinition (extension) of the licensed area and variation to licence conditions of a producer’s licence in respect of the premises situated at: Quelltaler Road, Watervale SA 5452

and known as: Annies Lane at Quelltaler. The following is sought in the application: 1. A redefinition to increase the size of the currently licensed external area of the premises know as area 6. 2. Amendment to licence conditions to permit the sampling of liquor in the currently delineated licensed areas numbered 2-9 inclusive. 3. An endorsement pursuant to section S39 (1) (e) of the liquor licensing act to sell the licensee’s product for consumption on the licensed premises. The application has been set down for hearing on 10/12/2012 at 10.30am. Any person may object to the application by lodging a notice of objection in the prescribed form with the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, (and serving a copy of the notice on the applicant) at least 7 days before the hearing date (viz 03/12/2012). The applicant's address for service is: C/- Wallmans Lawyers, (attention Mr Scott Lumsden) GPO Box 1018, Adelaide SA 5001. The application and certain documents and material (including plans) relevant to the application may be inspected without fee at a place and during a period specified by the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Chesser House, Level 3, 91-97 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000 Ph: 8226 8655 Fax: 8226 8512 Email olgc@ agd.sa.gov.au Dated: 02/11/2012 Applicant: Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Limited Refer: Mr Scott Lumsden Telephone: 8235 3000

For more information please contact Jodi 8862 1803 or Angela 8862 1750 or email waterawareness@hotmail.com to receive forms electronically

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.

MATINEE PERFORMANCE:

Sunday November 25th - 2pm KKN ELEE PLAINS PRODUCER November 2012

unDER $100

LIQUOR LICENSING ACT, 1997 NOTICE OF APPLICATION

 A great program for children aged 6 months - 4 years with a qualified instructor  Also qualified in teaching children with special needs within the classes  Registration day: Wednesday December 5, 2012, 9am 12noon at Uniting Church Hall  Registrations close Friday December 7, 2012

HousE FoR sAlE

DUBLIN house in township on huge 1/3 acre corner block. 3 bedroom, new kitchen, bathroom, flooring & blinds. Ready to rent out or move into, $224,500. Phone 0427 718 970.

FORM 1

• 3 episodes of the classic comedy Gilligan’s Island (no meal) • at the Balaklava Town Hall • Adults: $18; Concession: $14

Bookings can be made at TAD’s Embroidery – Balaklava. Payment must be made when booking tickets (no EFTPOS facilities available). Dinner ticket sales end Monday November 19 for catering purposes Proceeds to various local organisations.

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Situations vacant

Services

Hamley Bridge Netball Club

COACHES WANTED

Hamley Bridge Netball Club require coaches and players for the 2013 season. All senior and junior grades.

A1, B & C1 Premiers 2012

Enquiries to vice president: Lisa Martin 0437 325 680 or email: clyde-lisamartin@bigpond.com

I can develop the therapeutic environment my clients and colleagues need to thrive. Being able to really listen to and understand my clients’ circumstances, I can make a genuine difference to their lives. At SA Health, I can find the perfect career through rewarding interactions with both clients and colleagues.

Yorke & Lower North Health Services Clare Job Ref: 505566 www.health.sa.gov.au/careers 1300 882 992

Taylors Wines, a family owned and operated wine company is home to some of Australia’s most consistently awarded wine brands. With their head office located in Sydney and sales offices located around the country, Taylors Wines offer a friendly & progressive environment within which your career can flourish. The vineyards & winery is situated in the picturesque Clare Valley, South Australia & has been in operation since 1969.

To be successful in this role you must: • Possess a positive attitude and a solid work ethic • Hold a current Drivers Licence • Have a sound understanding of and commitment to workplace safety • Able to work flexible hours in order to meet seasonal and operational demands • Vineyard experience and ChemCert qualifications (desirable but not essential)

...really connect with my clients

With a positive attitude and a passion for service excellence and safe work practices you will become a valued member of the Taylors team.

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VINTAGE CASUAL CELLAR HAND POSITIONS

Taylors Wines, a family owned and operated wine company is home to some of Australia’s most consistently awarded wine brands. With their head office located in Sydney and sales offices located around the country, Taylors Wines offer a friendly & progressive environment within which your career can flourish. The vineyards & winery is situated in the picturesque Clare Valley, South Australia & has been in operation since 1969. We are seeking applicants to join our dynamic cellar operations team and fill several casual positions for the 2013 vintage. To be successful in this role you must: • Possess a positive attitude and a solid work ethic • Be reliable, punctual and possess sound attention to detail • P o s s es s s tr o n g i n t e r p e r s o n a l a n d communication skills • Have a sound understanding of and commitment to workplace safety. You will be required to work flexible hours on a casual basis in order to meet with our seasonal and operational demands. Previous experience in the wine industry or related roles is desirable but not essential. Applications should be forwarded to: Vintage Cellarhand Positions Taylors Wines P.O. Box 90 Auburn S.A. 5451 Or via email to: admin@taylorswines.com.au Applications Close Friday November 9, 2012 www.plainsproducer.com.au

Permanent Position

Taylors Wines is seeking applications for the position of Vineyard Hand. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of vineyard tasks such as pruning, vine training, irrigation, harvesting, chemicals and machinery operations.

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VINEYARD HAND

If you believe you have the essential qualities listed above, please post or email your application in the strictest confidence to: Vineyard Hand Taylors Wines PO Box 90, Auburn SA 5451 Or via email to: nick.mellow@taylorswines.com.au

Grants Glass & Glazing

Windows

Grant McDonald

24/7

Shower Screens

Fast, friendly Mob. 0409 248 234service

Mirrors

Fax. (08) 8523 3227 mcdonaldsclan@bigpond.com Splashbacks

Splashbacks & More

Local General Carrier Full Time or Part Time Position

Windows Shower Screens & more Windows Mirrors Shower Screens

M: 0409 248 234 F: Splashbacks (08) 8523 3227 E: mcdonaldsclan@bigpond.com & More

Send resumes to: PO Box 334, Balaklava 5461 baltransport@rbe.net.au Or contact Garry on 0408 831 971.

CHRISTIAN PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER (Previously known as School Chaplain)

SNOWTOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL (2013)

Schools Ministry Group along with Snowtown Inter Church Council are seeking applications for this 6 to 15 hour per week position, commencing in Term 1, 2013. The position exists to offer support to students, staff and the school community.

✓Balaklava ✓Mallala ✓Two Wells F: facebook/physioprime W: physioprime.com.au

8862OR2200

DARREN 0419 842 228

LOWER LIGHT

SEPTIC SUCKERS 7 DAYS SERVICE!

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: 4pm, Monday November 12, 2012

More info at www.smg.asn.au

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

MAKE SOME QUICK CASH By placing a free for sale under $100 classified in next weeks Plains Producer. Phone 8862 1977 email sales@plainsproducer.com.au Conditions apply. Mid North Real Estate continues to service Balaklava and surrounding areas. Please contact our friendly sales and property staff for any sales and rental enquires.

Feature House

BALAKLAVA

$309,000

HALBURY

$270,000

• • • •

4 bedroom home with versatile floor plan Separate family room, lounge room & dining room Main bedroom with ensuite, WIR & study next door Securely fenced rear yard, dble carport & gabled outdoor area

• 3 brm home of 24 acres, Halbury Via Balaklava • Only 13 kms from Balaklava or 105km from Adelaide • Open plan kitchen, dine, lounge with combustion heater & split system • Park like setting, cottage garden, local native trees and fruit trees • Shedding, green house & enough land for hobby farming

BLYTH - NEW • • • •

Tucked away on the edge of town 3 bedrooms, BIRs & modern kitchen Paved carport/outdoor living area Double garage, all set on approx. 2322m

BALAKLAVA • • • • •

$214,000

NEW PRICE $155,000

3 bedroom well-presented home BIR, open plan kitchen/dine/family All weather entertainment area Established garden with good shedding Well tenanted – suit investor

BALAKLAVA

NEW PRICE $207,500

• Stylishly renovated solid stone 3 bedroom home • High 12ft ceilings, central hallway, country style kitchen • Slow combustion heater & split system reverse cycle air-conditioner • Undercover pergola, large carport, lockable shed, large yard

SNOWTOWN - NEW • • • •

Gran Glas

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Grant McDonald Mirrors

Must have HC licence, be highly motivated, reliable, with good customer skills and good presentation. Experience is an advantage but not essential.

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For maintenance of prime movers and trailers in Balaklava SA. Weekend work required. Experience essential Applications in writing to: Email: janine@agfert.com.au Fax: 08 8862 1631 Post: Position Vacant ‘Confidential’ PO Box 260 Balaklava SA 5461 Applications will be kept strictly confidential, and close Wednesday November 14, 2012

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Great Starter

Low maintenance home on approx. 1,500sqm 2 bedrooms open plan living Front & side verandah with deck 3 way bathroom with spa

Available via Informal Tender Closing 10am - December 3, 2012

RECENT SPRING SALES

Globe St Auburn, Port Rd Auburn, West Tce Auburn, Elder St Auburn, Lelante St Burra, Best Place Burra, Moorehead St Burra, Centenary Ave Balaklava, Booborowie & Clare.

RENTAL 58 EDITH TCE, BALAKLAVA $180/WEEK

• Neat 2 bedroom home on large block • Central kitchen with plenty of storage & modern oven • Low maintenance yard with single carport RLA : 230661

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Australia’s Home Lender of the Year can help make y ur plans real. At ANZ, we understand the exciting part is the home, not the loan. So our home loan specialists are here to help take the hard work out of finding the home loan that’s right for you. Helping bring people’s plans to life is

part of what’s made us Money magazine’s Home Lender of the Year in 2012. To find out how we can help you, contact Gabrielle Weckert your home loan specialist at ANZ Clare on 8842 1649 today.

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Noticed the action we have had in our under contract & sold sections lately? Contact us now if you want to get on-board the SOLD TRAIN AS WELL

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• Hoyleton Hotel

FOR RENT

• 2 bedroom unit Balaklava $195 p/week • Owen 3 bedroom brick home $220 p/week

OWEN

20 Short Terrace

3 Roberts Avenue

5/11/12 2:58 PM $245,500

$138,000

27 Main Street

Vendors Keen To Sell

• Great location • Large block • 3 bedroom • Double brick home • Good sized lounge • Combined kitchen & dining room • Fully renovated bathroom • Main bedrooom has built-in robes • Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning • Security shutter • Large pergola

• 46 Edith Terrace, Balaklava

BALAKLAVA

BALAKLAVA

BALAKLAVA

$184,000

$199,500

Unit 3, 5 Scotland Street Very neat and tidy home.

This 2 bedroom prefabricated home is situated in the main street of Owen and is set up as an easy care property. The home boasts a good sized modern kitchen with ample bench and cupboard space and has a very handy hideaway cupboard that all flows into the main lounge or family area. This area is complete with a reverse cycle air conditioner for all season comfort. The two roomy bedrooms have built in robes and ceiling fans. The modern bathroom has a bath as well as a shower cubicle with a new screen and is fully tiled. The bathroom is also tiled throughout and has automatic washing machine taps. Outbuildings include a large carport, front and rear veranda and an iron garden shed as storage. There is a good tenant in occupation at the moment however the property can be sold on a vacate possession basis as well. Great value contact us to inspect.

BALAKLAVA Very good location & close to the main street. It’s great value & priced for a quick sale.

This lovely 3 bedroom stone home has everything set to go as a family home or the ideal investment opportunity. The good sized kitchen has ample cupboard and bench space along with an electric stove. The lounge has an ornate ceiling rose, ducted evaporative air conditioning and oil space heating for all year round comfort. The main bedroom has the convenience of built in robes and the huge sunroom at the rear of the home could easily be converted into an office with the possibility of an extra bedroom as well. The tiled bathroom is complete with separate bath, shower alcove and vanity unit. The western windows are all protected by roller shutters. The home is set in an easy care garden but still has that homey feel to it. Other features include a carport, rainwater storage and a tremendous location close to the main street. This will certainly sell quickly so get in now.

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Wednesday November 7, 2012

29 Walsh Street

$210,000

3 Bedroom Double Brick Home

• Large dine in kitchen • Roomy laundry • Reverse cycle air conditioner • Shady pergola • Low maintenance garden • Large corner block

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

WHITWARTA

$189,500

Lot 11 Snowtown Road

It’s the little farmlet containing approx. 2 Ha or 5 acres that you have been looking for • 3 bedroom prefabricated home • Ample sheds and storage area • Open plan lounge • Solar systems • Built in robes in bedrooms

Low maintenance plus it’s in a magical location

• 2 bedroom • In secure 6 unit complex • Open plan modern kitchen • Large Lounge • Kitchen has easy care lino floor coverings

BALAKLAVA

$165,000

Unit 5 4 War Memorial Dv

• Secure 6 unit complex • 2 bedrooms • Easy care yard • Large open plan lounge & eating • Kitchen ample cupboards • Tiled bathroom sep bath & shower • Garage w/- direct access to unit

RLA 150 881

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Annaliese will ride for Australia REPORT: Les Pearson will also be flying over to watch her compete, although with limited time for fundraising, paying for the trip is proving difficult. Regardless, they were keen to find a way to help their daughter compete for her country. “I spoke to her coaches and they said it’s something you simply can’t miss, it’s not an opportunity that comes along very often,” Amanda said. Annaliese will be riding on borrowed horses at the event, after having an extremely successful Equestrian Australia National Interschools Championships last month. Mark said they were currently about $1500 short of the fundraising target but were hopeful donations and sponsors would come on board over the coming week before the family take off on Tuesday next week. “We’ve been flat out preparing and getting ready so there hasn’t been time to organise a fundraising function but every small donation helps,” he said. Anyone who wishes to make a donation can call Mark on 0402 471 536.

ANNALIESE Nipperess at home with her horse, Ka Be Park Jillian.

PHOTO: LISA REDPATH

TAMINGA HOTEL

CLARE CUP SUNDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2012 Gates open 10.30am | General Admission $15 Hospitality packages available Prices start at $40pp | Gold Marquee $200pp Stable Stars Kids Club on course featuring FREE children’s activities by Camp Australia

JOHN Blacket lines up for Mallala in the Division One competition at Owen on Saturday.

Owen stays afloat in heart stopper ROUND five of the Wooroora Men’s BowlingAssociation produced a number of close results. In Division One, Owen survived a heart-stopper against Mallala winning by two shots, despite having only one rink up. Owen’s sole winning skipper was T Harkness, whose rink defeated Furst’s (M) rink by six shots. Rink points for Mallala were gained by Stuart with a four shot win over N Harkness (O) while Smith had a one shot advantage over G Bubner (O). Port Wakefield finished a comfortable 20 shots up over Wasleys with two rinks up, thus ending their home green win drought. Successful skippers for Port Wakefield were Murphy and W McPharlin, while Wasleys’ rink points came from McQuade whose rink defeated G McPharlin (PW) by five shots.

THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A SPRING FLING.

John Glistak WMBA secretary

The final match saw Hamley Bridge account for an underperforming Riverton combination by 14 shots. Gardner (HB) took the honours against Willmott (R) by 20 shots, while J Bubner (HB) defeated Mullins (R) by four shots, whereas Rogers (R) was successful against Donohue (HB) to the tune of 10 shots. Balaklava had the bye. A look at the standings shows Balaklava, Port Wakefield and Hamley Bridge occupying the top three positions. Owen remains in fourth spot three points clear of Mallala while Riverton and Wasleys, respectively, sit at the foot of the table. n Continued page 18

Photo courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission

PORT Wakefield’s star showjumper, Annaliese Nipperess, has been selected to ride and represent her country at the International Classique, to be held at Benoni, South Africa, from November 17 to 19. Annaliese was one of four girls nationwide selected in theAustralian team and the only South Australian representative, with the other three team members coming from the Northern Territory and New South Wales. Her parents, Mark and Amanda,

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