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Louise Michael reports THE Anderson family were jumping for joy as harvest concluded on their Halbury farm. It was a November finish – with Grant Anderson saying this was the first time reaping had finished so early. Now the clan will be looking to an early vacation on the river Murray! • Pictured showing their excitement are Grant, Bethany, Phoebe, Emily, Jackson and Rebecca, with pal Max. Grant said he was pleased with the season, generally having above average quality and yields after sowing early in May. “We had a good run with the header, so we were pretty lucky in that regard,” Grant said. “We only had to stop for one day due to rain. I’ve never finished in November before!” “The season started off really well. We had a dry spring and there was a lack of rain in September, but there was still a bit of moisture in the soil” “Getting a good rain in March was probably our saving grace.” But it’s been a year of “haves and have-nots” for local farmers. That’s the message from agronomist at Saddleworth’s AW Vater & Co, Craig Davis. “It hasn’t been a blanket year weather wise, with some areas and individuals facing their best, or worst, years.” “Low rainfall areas may have quality concerns with yields average to below average.” n Continued Page 2

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RURAL residents living near Redpath’s Corner, about halfway down the Blyth to Balaklava Road, had a tumultuous week or so, battling fire and a vicious storm in recent days. CFS crews and local farmers attended a fire near Hoyleton last Tuesday afternoon at about 2.30pm. The John Deere tractor and mother bin pictured above were lost in the fire, with fencing, stubble and some crops.

Neil Fisher, of Balaklava CFS, is seen at right. CFS Group Officer, David Chapman, said about 400 hectares was burnt, of mainly stubble and a small amount of standing crops. The fire started while reaping was underway and spread to neighbouring properties, but was contained within an hour. From fire, it became a tempest. n Continued Page 4

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A PROPOSAL for a wastewater treatment plant near Two Wells has been withdrawn, following heavy public criticism. Adelaide-based water and waste water treatment company, Alano Water, withdrew its category three application to District Council of Mallala (DCM) on Tuesday. The site for the proposed plant was only a few kilometres west of the Two Wells township on Buckland Park Road and bordering Halstead Road. In a statement released after enquiries from the Plains Producer, Alano Water director, Mark Catalano said: “It is clear from community feedback and response that Alano Water’s proposed location, as outlined in our development application, is not appropriate. “Consistent with our commitment to work with the community, we have therefore decided to withdraw the application and will today be formally advising council to that effect.” n Continued Page 4

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NEWS v District

Sheds mark final straw in Gilmac upgrade

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GILMAC had its new storage sheds officially commissioned early last week, with the first hay being shifted into the giant shelters. The two sheds, which boosted on-site storage capacity by 15,000 tonnes, was part of the multi-million dollar general site upgrade. Gilmac site manager, Mark Heaslip, said the extra room meant the company was looking for straw hay to fill the storage space. “The weather has been good for straw hay production,” he said. The company is looking for straw direct from the header, windrowed, or strippered straw. Mr Heaslip said the hay pressing season was going well and the new improvements to the site’s road network to enable all-weather deliveries made it friendlier with carriers. The commissioning of the storage sheds marked the end of the Gilmac expansion, which was announced in March this year. “We did everything we wanted to do within the required timeframe, so it all worked out well,” Mr Heaslip said. Increased press production is the next potential project in the pipeline.

Early birds get the yield •From Page 1 “Majority of medium rainfall districts would be happy with their crops, but later finishing areas (later sown), will probably have below average yields and low quality,” he said. Some later finishing areas, like southern Clare Valley and Eyre Peninsula, were also hit by frost earlier in the season. Craig also said the dry spring this year highlighted the benefits of early sowing. “While disc seeders paid dividends this season with marginal moisture conditions, generally it was the early sown crops which

capitalised on early moisture, that yielded well.” No tillage farming, sowing without prior cultivation and with very little soil disturbance, helps with seeding as there’s less exposure of moist soil layers through “soil throw,” is becoming vital in dry seasons. Our district hasn’t had too many of the typically hot and windy “Balaklava Show Days,” with generally more mild conditions this year. However for August to November, temperatures for most of SA were above average, while rainfall was below average, meaning the “finishing” rains, for many, didn’t come.

Fortunately, grain prices have remained high, which may offset some of the losses in production. Local farmers had varying results with both quantity and quality. There were reports of above average crops in often more marginal areas of Bowmans, Avon and Wild Horse Plains, while yields and quality in some Whitwarta and Gilbert Valley areas, has been below average. •Meanwhile, a recent Rabobank Rural Confidence survey revealed dry spring conditions have dragged down SA farmer confidence. While the previous quarter posted a sharp rebound in confi-

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dence, the lack of rain and poor crop yields has pushed the mood of farmers into negative territory this quarter. However, the survey found it’s not all doom and gloom. SA farmers remained more positive about their own farm business performance than that of the wider agricultural economy. Long term confidence is still there, thanks to the last three to four “good years.” This long term confidence shows farmers expect to maintain, or increase, their level of investment in their farm business over the next 12 months, with grain growers showing the most confidence.

Cr Pain queries CWMS costs REPAIR costs of the Port Wakefield CWMS since its warranty finished could be made public after a request at Wednesday night’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. Western Ward councillor, Richard Pain, called for the total cost of repairs from blockages and breakdowns to the town’s CWMS since the warranty period finished as a question without notice at the meeting. WRC community development services manager, Chris Parish, agreed to provide the information to Cr Pain.

Balaklava’s Christmas lights competition returns

Christmas is almost here and there’s plenty of things coming up to get you into the “spirit of things!” If you’re creative and like being bright, the Balaklava Christmas Lights Competition is just your thing. If you’d like to be included in the judging, you must fill out the coupon below and drop it into Thrifty Link Balaklava, at 19 Edith Terrace, before judging day on Sunday, December 16. You must ensure you are “switched on” that night, with the winner being announced in the Plains Producer on December 19. The major prize includes something for the whole family - a Makita tuckerbox for dad, wine cooler set for mum, and a waterslide for the kids. So don’t forget to return your entry form to Thrifty Link Balaklava for your big chance to “shine!” Friday, December 21 is the next big date for Balaklava, with the town’s annual Christmas pageant coming your way. It’s set to start at 5.45pm at the Community Library, with the parade to continue along Wallace Street, finishing at the Triangle. All schools, businesses, church groups, sporting clubs and other organisations, are invited to enter a float in the pageant. Entry is free and there are prizes

n PICTURED with the prizes up for grabs are (from left) Bridget, Grace and Peter Guthberg.

for Best Float. There’s also a Best Dressed Bike competition for the children. And don’t forget, Father Christmas will be visiting the Magic Cave (next door to Thrifty Link) once the pageant has finished. All children who visit the cave will receive an iceblock. Please let Peter Guthberg at Thrifty Link Hardware, or Karla May, 0458 621 737, know if you’d like to enter a float. The Two Wells Christmas Pageant is on Friday, December 14, while Mallala holds its pageant on Thursday, December 13.

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NEWS v Balaklava

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B A L A K L AVA C h u r c h o f Christ’s push for a $15 million Federal government grant application was supported by Wakefield Regional Council last week. The church submitted an expression of interest (EOI) to apply for the funding through the fourth round of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF). It needed council approval before it could progress to the full application stage. The overall concept is to build a $16 million regional hub, which would include an early childhood development centre, church and community auditorium/function centre, thrift shop and community development and emergency relief centre. The facilities would be colocated in the vacant light industrial zoned land on Gwy Terrace, in an area opposite George street. WRC Southern ward elected member, Rodney Reid, said the regional hub would assist council in writing off some assets from its books, which would be replaced by the new facilities. This would reduce council’s asset management costs, including its burdensome depreciation figure. “I think it’s important for council to take into consideration, the longterm effects of this (project),” Cr Reid said. “The (council-owned buildings) may become redundant and may be something council could consider removing from its assets in the future. “This project would superimpose over the top of them and make those facilities of no longer use, as such. “It’s a realistic outcome if this project was to come to fruition, which I hope it does.” Central ward councillor, Owen Chapman, also vocally supported the Balaklava Church of Christ’s EOI. “I would like to quite strongly support the application by the Balaklava Church of Christ,” he said. “I think it’s a wonderful idea with a lot of vision. “We had a report not long ago about the problems with the child development situation in our area and it is certainly one way we could go to address that situation.” Balaklava Church of Christ minister, Pastor Carel Haasbroek, and church elder, Collin Heslop, attended the council meeting, hopeful of a positive outcome. The church’s EOI was unanimously supported by council, along with an EOI from the Balak-

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council. “I was quite encouraged to hear what they were saying at the meeting,” he said. The project was a talking point amongst Sunday’s congregation.

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not be competing against each other, given they will be lodged for separate funding rounds. Pastor Haasbroek was thrilled the project attracted support from

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Fire, then storm hits • From Page 1 The fire was followed by an extremely concentrated storm cell, which wreaked a trail of destruction across the district on Friday evening. The wild weather first hit the area at Lochiel. Local farmer and storm chaser, John Nicholls, watched the threatening front approach his property, before it unloaded a barrage of strong wind, rain and hail. “The wheat crops look fine but if you take a closer look, you can see grain scattered across the ground,” he said. “The chickpeas were probably the worst hit, about 30 to 60 per cent of the pods were knocked off.” Lochiel resident, Alex Brack-

stone, lost a large portion of the roof on his home, while a few trees were brought down close to the town’s church. The cell left Lochiel and moved east, towards Bowillia. Bowillia grower, Malcolm Wandel, described a terrifying path of destruction left in the wake of the storm, trees completely uprooted and fences flattened. “I’ve never seen a mess like that after a storm,” Mr Wandel said. “I wasn’t home at the time but my wife was and she said it was very scary, she could only see 10 or 15 feet in front of her. “I’ve spoken to a few people who said it was something they had never seen in their lifetime.” He reported seeing a field bin

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• A 28-year-old man died in a crash at Snowtown last Saturday. Just after 5.20am, a car and truck collided on the Augusta Highway on the southern side of the town, killing the driver of the car. Major Crash Investigators attended. The man’s death takes the state’s road toll to 87, compared to 97 at the same time last year. Anyone who witnessed the crash can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. BALAKLAVA • A 23-year-old man from Owen was reported for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle at Melrose Park and while being disqualified from driving. It is alleged on November 29 he drove a motor vehicle on a road whilst being the holder of a disqualified licence and that his vehicle was not registered or insured. The vehicle was impounded for 28 days. The man will appear in court at a later date. SEVENHILL • A 44-year-old man from Sevenhill was arrested for serious criminal trespass and theft, which occurred in 2002. He was granted bail and will appear before Clare Magistrate’s Court at a later date. PORT WAKEFIELD • A 22-year-old man from Munno Para West was reported for allegedly driving a motor vehicle whilst disqualified and being in possession of a prohibited weapon after police located a set of knuckle dusters on him during a routine traffic stop. The man will receive a summons to appear before the Kadina Magistrate’s Court at a later date. • A 43-year-old man from Henley Beach was reported for aggravated assault, serious criminal trespass and assault after he allegedly broke into his ex-partner’s home in November. He will appear in Port Pirie Magistrate’s Court at a later date.

• Thomas Carling stands next to an uprooted tree on the Carling’s Bowillia property.

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Karla May is wife to local farmer, Simon and mum to Lucy and Ben. This week Karla is well into the Christmas spirit, relatively speaking!

All I want for Balaklava cat subsidy scheme Christmas is ... Christmas is coming – and many people resort to giving cute kittens as presents. But have you thought of the ramifications if the receiver doesn’t want one? Obviously pet owners need to house, vaccinate, feed and water their pets, but responsible cat owners should also consider having their kittens and cats desexed. Desexed cats are less likely to wander, reducing the chances of them being run over, getting lost or marking or toileting in the neighbour’s yard. By not wandering, the likelihood

of fighting is reduced, thus avoiding unnecessary vet bills. And we’d all be happy not to have annoying cat fights in our yards in the middle of the night! Balaklava Veterinary Service has a cat desexing subsidy scheme, reducing the out-of-pocket costs to owners. Vet assistants Janelle Ferry and Shannon Peters say the best time to desex kittens is around six months old. “We desex quite a few kittens every week and the procedure doesn’t take very long,” Janelle said. •For more information on the subsidy, phone on 8862 2088.

Public outcry halts waste plant • From Page 1 DCM general manager infrastructure and planning, Gary Mavrinac, said 31 submissions were received by council in relation to the development. “It appears the majority were not supportive

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wrapped around a telegraph pole, while locals also experienced power outages throughout Friday night and into Saturday. About an inch of rain fell. The storm moved on to Redpath’s Corner, where the destruction continued before heading into the Clare Valley. A similar weather event, described as a mini tornado, also hit closer to Blyth, at Rundles Road North, in October last year. It also left a trail of trees completely uprooted and thrown into nearby crops.

of the proposal,” Mr Mavrinac said. Public criticisms included the proposed location of the plant, with suggestions it should be located further from the town, not be visible to tourists and situated down-wind. Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) president, Eddie Stubing, welcomed news of the decision by Alano Water to withdraw their development application. “TWRAT is very happy with this decision, the community is relieved,” he said. “They were concerned but now I’m sure they’ll be relieved to hear the good news.” Mr Catalano confirmed a CWMS treatment plant was still on the agenda for Two Wells, but a new location would be sought. “A community wastewater treatment plant is necessary as Two Wells grows,” he said. “It also will provide readily-available treated water, which can be used

to irrigate community spaces as well as horticultural crops. “The availability of treated wastewater to local crop growers is expected to bring more business and employment opportunities to the area. “Alano Water seeks to proactively identify opportunities of this nature and our Two Wells proposal was lodged in this context.” Mr Catalano also clarified the situation with Hickinbotham Homes and a previously reported in-principle agreement. “Contrary to our application to council, we have not reached an in-principle agreement with the Hickinbotham Group,” he said. “This was stated in error. We are still in discussions with the Hickinbotham Group. “The Hickinbotham Group has advised us they are considering a number of options for the location of a new wastewater treatment plant.”

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love Christmas. I love family gatherings and traditions and the opportunity to spread a little cheer. I’m not so much a fan of organising such events though. My maternal family is somewhat dysfunctional at times. Organising anything is akin to embarking on a journey of impossible obstacles and challenges in order to reach a semi amicable result. The biggest disagreements come about organising gatherings, but once we’re all together things are often quite lovely, fun and memorable. However, dysfunction isn’t necessarily a bad word. This isn’t a public rant about family, but an observation of how we are educated. In life we’re often faced with groups of people we’d rather feed to the lions than reach agreeable terms with, so it might seem that family negotiations are fantastic practise for life. Not that I’d like to feed my family to the lions, well not normally, but sometimes the fusion of diverse personalities does provide opportunity to learn. Holding your tongue when Aunty Betty moans and gripes about things from six years ago, or artfully guiding the conversation back to point when Uncle Bert starts pointing out that Betty could do with a shave and a good hard look at herself is all didactic really. It’s not just table manners and morals that family impart upon us, but the abilities we need to interact within society. At this rate, I should be a shoe-in for human resources manager at the United Nations! Alas, I’m not known for having a lot of tact (or keeping my mouth shut to start with). It’s something I’ve had to learn and I’m continuing to learn. While a few witty remarks can make heated exchanges more interesting, I’ve finally realised it doesn’t always bring tempers down to a simmer. Which is a pity really; I’ve amassed a few good retorts in my arsenal. This year I’m asking Father Christmas for more tact, more patience, and the ability to see things from another person’s point of view. Happy gatherings!

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hy does your community matter? SBS is asking people to submit a video about what is important about their community, in a competition called “My Community Matters.” Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, is urging locals to enter the competition and tell Australia why their community matters. The highlight for me, (or not), is the winner of the competition will get the chance to share their story with Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Entries close January 4. Whether that part excites you too, or not, it got me thinking about what is special about our communities. Some might say availability of sports, charity type guilds/groups, community services, access to many medical services, being surrounded by fresh air and open spaces, and living in a relaxed, and usually safe, lifestyle, and much more. What would you say?

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• Speaking of medical services, you might remember Dr Peter Moore, formerly practicing at Balaklava and now of Katherine, and Dr Stephen Holmes formerly of Blyth and now of Clare. Both recently were honoured by RDWA (Rural Doctors Workforce Agency Inc) for their long service to rural and remote areas of South Australia – Stephen 26, and Peter 25 years. Well done boys! We hope many more doctors, (like Dr Lien Tee featured in last week’s Plains Producer), take up the challenge of heading to rural and remote areas to practice medicine. They might find living in the country really has its benefits – just as I reminded everyone earlier. Long Plains

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THE Christmas Tree gathering is on December 17 at the hall, starting at 7.30pm with Father Christmas arriving at 8.30pm. There’ll be lots of games for children and carol singing. Entry $5 per family, and presents for the kids up to value of $10. Everyone welcome to come along for this community event. • Tennis Club is seeking expressions of interest for Tennis Australia’s Hot Shots program. It’s a fun and easy way to learn to play tennis for children aged 8-12 years. Contact Alison on 88627 025.

Owen It’s all happening at Owen. President of Owen Hall committee, Gavin Marshman, cut the ribbon to officially open the new hall bar area on November 11. The hall committee celebrated the bar completion with a family tea. • Fellowship group invites the community to its “Christmas Morning Tea” on December 7, 10am at Owen Church Hall. • Village Fair and Concert, including Year 7 Graduation, is on tonight (December 5) on school oval. Stalls, food and more start 6.30pm, with concert starting 7.30pm. All welcome.

What a howler!

A domestic at Balaklava Hospital has gone barking mad! Our lady had been administering antibiotics to her dog, which was enough to give her a headache. She took a Panadol, so she thought, although she did wonder why the tablet was yellow instead of white. Mmm. OMG, she’d taken the dog’s tablet! She sniffed her breath and

• Lucky last, the annual Christmas parade is on December 24. Contact Rodney Reid if you want to enter a float in the parade. There will be competitions for fancy bikes, colouring in and dress ups (sorry, Andrew Parker, that’s only for children), plus games, jumping castle, and trail goody bags for $5 for the kids. Raffle will be drawn on the night, and tickets are available at the Post Office. Pop in and see Derily! Joy Woodroofe is the judge for “house lights” so let her know if you’d like your home to be included on 0404 082 076

WE HEARD! checked her paws, sorry hands – all OK. She knew she was in trouble when she went outside and had the urge to chase cars on Railway terrace. Her husband got home, and after getting sniffed, decided it would be best to hide their car in the carport so the tyres weren’t “marked.” Lucky she’s not a nurse and allowed to administer patient

Local photographer, Naomi Bubner of Reminisce Photography, Gawler, took out the Graham Shevlin award recently at AIPP (Australian Industry of Professional Photography) SA Epson professional photography awards. Naomi, who grew up in Balaklava and now lives at Hamley Bridge, scored 97 out of 100, the highest score for a print, and was awarded gold with distinction. The print was from the recent enchanted forest portrait collection. Naomi, who has been a photographer for 14 years, was also runner up in the family portrait category. Pinery

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Community Church said farewell to Pastor Douglas Carolisen with a luncheon after he preached his last service on Sunday. Douglas, wife Bernice, and daughters, Kimberly and Gabriella, are heading to Wollongong, New South Wales in January where Douglas will establish a new congregation. There will be another farewell at Gawler Church of the Nazarene, where Douglas also preaches, on December 30 at 10.30am. medication! To top off this episode, our Olly, sorry Aussie, lady, was under the impression she was a big bad wolf this time, when she had to blow in a breathalyser for the first time. She huffed and she puffed and blew it straight out of the policeman’s hands. She was released without question, mainly because the policeman (and now the whole town) couldn’t stop laughing at her!

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Council service awards WAKEFIELD Regional Council Central Ward elected member, David Lamond, was recently presented with a 20-year service award by the Local Government Association. Cr Lamond spoke about the honour at last week’s council meeting. He was elected to council in 1992 in unique circumstances, with elected members making the call to sign him up. “I think I would be the first one in this area to be proposed at a council meeting,” Cr Lamond said. His interest in Local Government dates well beyond his first tenure on council, having started reading council agendas in 1962. “My father was in council for 20 years and I read them before he had read them,” Cr Lamond recalled. In his time with council, Cr Lamond has served under five CEOs and three mayors, with one senior staff member, current corporate services manager, Steve Jonas, the only constant over that time. “He’s very approachable and I couldn’t say I had a problem with Steve in those 20 years,” Cr Lamond said. “I’d like to congratulate Steve on his work

Query over old building

WAKEFIELD Regional Council has made no progress on the issue surrounding a petition submitted in May, which called for the demolition of dilapidated buildings (above) on a Balaklava property. The petition, signed by about 230 locals, claimed the buildings on the property, located on the corner of Humphrey and Wallace Streets, were so derelict they became a safety issue and were also a breeding ground for

C O U N C I LL O R D a v i d Lamond with his award and, right, mayor James Maitland receives his 25 year service award from LGA president, mayor Kym McHugh. ethic, it’s been tremendous.” Balco, Primo, Gilmac, wind farms, chicken farms, residential developments, various CWMS projects were all items of interest to take place during his two decades as an elected member. “It’s all certainly changed since I first came on board in 1992,” Cr Lamond said. “I’ve had some interesting times, I’ve won some battles, lost some as well, but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it.” Aside from council, Cr Lamond later mentioned his extensive service to

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Help your pet beat the heat • Continued from last week With summer approaching, vets are providing some tips to keep your pets cool. Top tips for dogs and cats to beat the heat: · If you don’t have air conditioning think about leaving a fan on during those really hot days in the height of summer. · Try to exercise your dog in the early morning or the late evening to avoid the hottest part of the day. · Consider putting some treats in the freezer. These can be given to your pet as a pet popsicle on really hot days. They’ll help cool your pet down and give them something to do when you’re out. · If you own a long haired dog, consider giving them a trim to help them cope better with the hotter summer months. Signs of heat stroke include heavy panting, difficulty breathing, fatigue, drooling, vomiting, diarrhoea and even seizures.

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be removing the plants in question, after consulting with the land owner. Cr Tiller’s query was supported by fellow Central ward councillor, Owen Chapman. “Even in a truck, when you’re fairly high up, your view is blocked by a relatively small patch of vegetation,” Cr Chapman said. “It’s a safety issue and whether it is private property or not, it needs to be addressed.”

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SOME pesky plants are causing truckies some trouble at Bowmans, blocking their view when leaving the Viterra grain receival site. Central Ward councillor, Maurice Tiller, quizzed council on its powers to remove trees from private property at its monthly meeting last week. Wakefield Regional Council infrastructure services manager, David Hassett, said Viterra had indicated it would

District Lions Club. Cr Lamond also paid tribute to long-standing mayor, James Maitland. “I’d like to congratulate you also on your 25 years of service in Local Government,” Cr Lamond said.

the wider community. This included 26 years on the Balaklava Golf Club Committee, about 10 years on the bowls club committee, 50 years of service with the Mount Templeton CFS and four years with Balaklava

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NEWS v Port Wakefield DESPITE LOCAL CAMPAIGN, NO CHANGE TO MARINE PARK:

It’s a big no go!

PORT Wakefield professional fishermen, Bart Butson (ABOVE) and Justin Cicolella. (file pictures)

‘Some of us will leave the industry’ PROFESSIONAL fishers at Port Wakefield face an uncertain future after the State government finalised Marine Park Sanctuary Zones last week with only one minor alteration. Sanctuary Zone One, at the top of the Gulf St Vincent, is the main cause for concern in Marine Park 14, as many local net and long line fishers take most of their catch from the area. Marine Park 14 Action Group (MPAG) chair, Bart Butson, is also a professional haul net fisherman based in Port Wakefield. The government’s announcement on Thursday cut deep. “I guess over the last 24 hours I’ve been wondering if I might be one of the guys going to be compulsorily bought out,” Mr Butson posed. “The reality is, some of us will be forced to leave the industry. “(Thursday evening) was a bit of a sleepless night for me and probably a lot of the fishers in town as well.”

Long line fisherman, Justin Cicolella, said he was drastically impacted by Sanctuary Zone One. “I think about 20 per cent of my catch might come from outside that zone,” he said. “I can go fishing in other areas but I will need to travel so much further to be able to do it and I’m not sure if my business can survive with the added travel costs.” The third generation fisherman could not believe the areas his family had fished for decades were going to be off limits. “We started fishing here 70 years ago and it’s been the same all along, it has held up pretty well,” Mr Cicolella said. Local fishermen had just finished a six-week snapper fishing ban. “After six weeks, you see how quickly the money goes out of the bank,” Mr Cicolella said. The State government has long said it would compensate businesses affected by the sanctuary zones.

This came as little comfort for either Mr Butson or Mr Cicolella, with value on their licences and displaced fishing effort still to be calculated, shrouding their future in uncertainty. “At this stage, we have no idea what any of those values are, which is a massive disappointment,” Mr Butson said. It effectively leaves local fishermen with little direction on their middle to long term financial stability. “I’m 34 and thinking about starting a family but I’m a bit concerned about that now,” Mr Cicolella said. “I’m looking to set my life up but I might have to put that on hold now.” Mr Cicolella, like many other local fishermen, employs a young deck hand, whose job could also be in doubt with the new sanctuary zone measures. “They’re messing with people’s lives first and then coming back to them and telling them what they’re going to lose,” he said.

Libs: Plan ‘out of touch’ THE 22-month delay in implementing Marine Park Sanctuary Zones in South Australian waters will give the Liberal party ample time to campaign against the State government’s zones. Premier, Jay Weatherill, announced the sanctuary zones, which will prohibit recreational and commercial fishing in certain areas, will begin in October 2014, about six months after the state election. Shadow Environment Minister, Vickie Chapman, said Mr Weatherill knew Labor’s plans were “out of touch with public opinion”. Member for Goyder and Shadow Regional Development Minister, Steven Griffiths, saw the delay as an ideal campaign point. “The government obviously recognises the importance of marine parks to potential voters in March 2014 but really they have just given us a fertile ‘battleground’ issue to pursue,” Mr Griffiths said. “The last

six months in particular has allowed the government to ‘appease’ many of the groups but clearly the Port Wakefield and Kangaroo Island people in particular will continue to fight.” There was no mention of a compensation figure for commercial fishers in the plan. “A lot has been said about this in media statements, with the details being very light on, so I believe the details should have been included in the management plans,” Mr Griffiths said. Mr Griffiths also noted changes made to the outer boundaries of Marine Park 13 and 14. “I had always been told this was not possible,” he said. Marine Park 14, at the top of Upper Gulf St Vincent, bears the controversial Sanctuary Zone One, which was widely opposed by the Port Wakefield community. “All recreational fishers who use

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Port Wakefield as a base go in to the sanctuary zone area and I am fearful the economic impact on the town will be significant,” Mr Griffiths confirmed. “For all associated with the Marine Park 14 Action Group, it must be a very frustrating time. “Their efforts over the last six months have been magnificent in driving home the impact this will have on Port Wakefield but even the discussions with the Premier and Environment Minister, Paul Caica, have not had the impact expected.” Mr Griffiths vowed to make the Marine Parks a major campaign point over the next 16 months. “Clearly, the 22 month delay before the implementation is the key,” he said. “It gives us the time to continue to fight for the rights of residents, property owners, visitors to basically make the 2014 election a referendum on marine parks,” he said.

THE sanctuary zone hanging like a black cloud over the future of Port Wakefield looks set to stay, after the State government finalised its network of 19 Marine Parks last week. Sanctuary Zone One (SZ1), one of four in Marine Park 14 at the northern end of the Upper Gulf St Vincent, is considered by a majority of the community to have the potential to devastate the town’s economy. In response to the State government’s zones, the Marine Park 14 Action Group (MPAG) developed an alternative proposal, which halved the size of SZ1, although MPAG argued it still protected much of the coastal and mangrove environment, seen as unique and important marine areas for the state. MPAG chair, Bart Butson, said the group thought it to be a fair compromise. Premier Jay Weatherill said Marine Parks zones took effect immediately, but effects on fishing would be phased in and supported with a public education campaign. “Today marks the end of a long public consultation process to establish the marine parks, which will help to conserve our irreplaceable marine environment while still allowing people to enjoy their favourite recreational activities,” Mr Weatherill said. Aside from a small adjustment in the south eastern corner of SZ1, there was little change to the government’s original proposal. “I believed the government was not listening to the community and that has proven to be absolutely true,” Mr Butson said. Environment Minister, Paul Caica, said with unprecedented community input, the marine parks had been carefully designed and zoned to protect fragile marine habitats while minimising the impact on industry. “These zones allow for preservation, while elsewhere commercial fishers

Les Pearson reports: can continue to benefit from harvesting clean, green, premium South Australian seafood,” he said. Mr Caica said the finalisation of the State’s marine parks was a tribute to the hard work and determination of tens of thousands of South Australians who contributed to consultation on the parks. The Marine Parks zoning took effect last week but changes to fishing will be phased in with a community education campaign. “The government said they would be holding education programs but I wonder if they will be brave enough to run them in Port Wakefield,” Mr Butson said. “I expect it won’t be soon.” Fisheries Minister, Gail Gago, said the changes to recreational and commercial fishing would be phased in with trawling restrictions coming into effect in March 2013 and all other fishing restrictions in October 2014, about six months after the next state election. Mr Butson said it was a clever move, as Labor will either get re-elected and time would have passed for people to get over their anger, or the Liberals will take over government and inherit the compensation burden in its budget. “Either way, it’s going to be a win for Labor,” he said. “It is a clever political move, brilliant from the view of the government, quite mischievous.” Regardless of the hit, Mr Butson was again resilient as the MPAG faces an uphill battle to get the zones overturned. “We need to take a breath, regroup and think about our peaceful campaign to try to convince the government it has made the wrong choice this time.” • For more information and maps of the marine parks, visit: www. marineparks.sa.gov.au

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special feature v VOLUNTEERS

What would we do without them? Volunteering Australia says volunteers make up 36 per cent of the national adult population – that’s more than six million people who serve others and their community. The number of Australian volunteers has almost doubled since 1995, from 3.2 million people to 6.1 million in 2010. Youth Volunteering in particular is on the increase. In line with the Federal government’s National Volunteering Strategy 2011, the rate of volunteering for 18 – 24 year olds increased from 16 per cent in 1995 to 27.1 per cent in 2010 (Productivity Commission 2010; Australian Bureau of Statistics data). Volunteering Australia represents the interests of Australian volunteers and volunteer involving organisations nationally. Its vision is to encourage opportunities for all Australians to participate in volunteering activities without social, cultural or economic barriers.

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We would like to take this opportunity to recognise all our volunteers’ time and support. your efforts are appreciated- you make a real difference to our students & school. Thank you.

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The Balaklava Eisteddfod Society gratefully acknowledges the hundreds of volunteers and sponsors who have so generously given of their time over the past 16 years to make the 3 day state music event possible. We thank each and everyone of you. The 2013 Balaklava Eisteddfod will be on August 2, 3 & 4. We look forward to our big team of volunteers again helping out.

Balaklava High School Gwy Terrace Balaklava Phone: 8862 0600 Fax: 8862 0650

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The Governing Council, Principal and Staff thank all school community volunteers for their valuable time and dedicated hard work

Louise Michael reports: Today (Wednesday, December 5) is International Volunteer Day. Almost everyone is a volunteer in some way, whether it be through sporting clubs, school committees, charities, service clubs, church groups or as individuals. International Volunteer Day was designated by United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate power and potential of “volunteerism.” The day is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain recognition for, the contribution they make to their communities. Let’s face it, country towns would basically collapse if not for volunteering. And most volunteers don’t want any recognition for what they do – they just do it because it has to be done and they want to do it. Mallala locals Brian and Clare Verrall have been volunteering in some way for many years, but this humble pair said: “There’s plenty of others who do more than us.” Brian is on Mallala Museum committee and “mans” the museum on a roster basis with other committee members. He’s been doing this for 33 years.

CLARE and Brian Verrall both enjoy volunteering and plan to continue. “I also do woodwork restoration for the museum and attend working bees,” he said. Many years ago, Brian wrote the Mallala Football Club match report for Plains Producer, a job he did for 20 years. Clare volunteers every Monday at the Gawler shop of St Vincent de Paul. She works in the sorting area “out the back”, sorting out clothes and goods, and has been doing this for more than 10 years.

Balaklava Mill Court Homes Phone: 8862 1576

A big “thank you” to all our volunteers for their time, and valuable contribution in enriching the lives of our residents Balaklava Mill Court Homes is a not - for - profit organisation subsidised by the Commonwealth Government

The Verralls both enjoy volunteering and helping others, and don’t expect any recognition. “There are so many people who help at the museum, St Vinnies and in every organisation around,” they said. Volunteering helps improve lives of those you help. And when you do volunteer, it gives you a greater sense of belonging to your community.

THANK YOU To all our volunteers for your precious time and valued hard work MID NORTH COMMUNITY PASSENGER NETWORK "Getting you there with care" - Phone: 8842 1677

BALAKLAVA COURTHOUSE GALLERY

Acknowledges the many people who give their time to make our community a better place to work & live, including the 52 wonderful volunteers who manage the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery, home of the annual Balco Balaklava Art Prize.

HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

The District Council of Mallala would like to Thank all of the Volunteers who make our Community such a wonderful place to be! Address: 2a Wasleys Road Mallala SA 5502 Phone: 8527 0200

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The Governing Council, principal and staff would like to thank all Horizon’s volunteers for their valuable support in helping maintain the highest standard of education for our students

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HUGE THANK YOU for your ongoing assistance, support and hard work. From residents, staff and management of Mallala Community Hospital

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NEWS v District

Council now will auction property

AVON farmer Robin Manley, with research scientists Dr Gutpa Vadakattu and Dr Helen Hayden.

GROUND BREAKERS IT’S TAKEN 40 YEARS, BUT SCIENTISTS HAVE DISCOVERED THE SOIL ON AN AVON FARM COULD CHANGE THE WAY CROPS ARE GROWN FOR the past 40 years, Robin and Olive Manley’s Avon property has been a vital scientific site for scientists looking to uncover the next big revelation in agriculture. It’s a relationship that has lead to a current study into unlocking the mystery of microbial activity in the soil. Mr Manley, along with CSIRO principal research scientist, Dr Gupta Vadakattu, and Victorian Department of Primary Industries soil biologist, Dr Helen Hayden, featured in a recent segment of Landline on ABC. The story revolved around the current effort to understand what microbial activity goes on underground, and its subsequent effect on crops. Some of Mr Manley’s property has soil that prevents the development of a spectrum of diseases, including the widely prevalent rhizoctonia. It is known as suppressive soil, and scientists are trying to grasp just why one paddock will be suppressive, while the field next door is not. “It’s important to understand the microbial basis for this suppression,” Dr Vadakattu said. Scientists are working to isolate the specific microbes or organisms unique to suppressive soil and potentially apply that to other, nonsuppressive paddocks. “The ultimate goal is twofolded,” Dr Vadakattu said. “If we can understand and pinpoint what is chiefly responsible for the disease suppression in soil, we can develop a method to analyse them and it can be a diagnostic tool, so if someone wants to measure their soil’s disease suppression, they can send it in to be tested. “Also, we are looking to understand and identify factors that regulate the development of suppression, and link it to a management practice.” Dr Vadakattu said certain farm management affected soil suppression, as was found during studies

on Mr Manley’s property in the mid 90s. Scientists introduced a different test to the paddock, which caused the suppression to disappear, but once it was returned to no-till, direct drilled wheat cropping, the suppression returned. “Once it is developed, it is robust,” Dr Vadakattu surmised. When asked of the potential for chemical and other agricultural companies to develop products that would manipulate soil make-up, Dr Vadakattu had no real concerns. “Although finding an inoculant, which can be added to soil, is in attractive option, the success of finding one that will perform in the field, reliably, is unlikely for now,” he said.

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Les Pearson The microbial diversity in suppressive soil is so diverse, it would be difficult to replicate, given it also prevents a number of other soil-borne pathogens. “The (microbial) community has a diverse range of members in it, which not only controls disease but also enhances nutrient production and plant growth,” Dr Vadakattu said. Dr Hayden’s role, while separate to the CSIRO, is also a research partnership on a number of fronts, including joint funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). “The point of having the two projects on the one site is combining those two different areas of expertise, to bounce ideas off each other,” Dr Hayden said. “The most helpful part for me is the field history, because I go back to the lab with my soil to do my experiments but to interpret the results, you will often need that

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field’s historical data.” Mr Manley said the level of scientific study put into agriculture now is cutting edge but not much is outside the realms of possibility today. “I’ve been farming for long enough that nothing much amazes me any more but it has been beneficial by enabling us to think about what we’re doing, rather than just going out there willy-nilly,” he said. “From my and Olive’s point of view, we’ve enjoyed the company of scientists from all over the world and met some really tremendous people. “It’s been a great journey over the past 40 years. It’s all been pretty good.” Being at the forefront of scientific discoveries in the industry is also of benefit. “It’s a way people think, I guess, that new ideas aren’t always quickly taken up but I am in a position here to take up new ideas as I’ve seen the proof and results of experiments first hand,” Mr Manley said. Dr Vadakattu was extremely appreciative of Mr Manley’s attitude towards scientific research on his property over an extended period. “Certainly, for research related to agriculture, interaction with farmers definitely helps,” he said. “It helps to identify the area of research we want to do to make it more relevant to farmers and more importantly, it aids us to test what we’re doing in the field. “You can do a lot of in-depth research in the lab, but doing our work in the field certainly helps see whether it would work or not, outside of the lab, which is the most critical part of our research.” Dr Hayden said research progress had been great in recent years, since first coming out to Mr Manley’s property in 2010. “We’re making progress, that’s why we came back,” she said. “If we didn’t find it worthwhile, we wouldn’t be here.”

THE home at 2 Scotland Street, Balaklava, which is owned by Wakefield Regional Council, will go to public auction after council voted against demolishing the building and selling it as vacant land. WRC community and development services manager, Chris Parish, noted in his report council had purchased the property in March, 2007, with the intention of providing additional off-street parking in town. The house has been continually leased since its purchase but a recent council inspection revealed some structural issues with the building, primarily cracking in the walls and ceiling. With repairs quoted at $26,540 and annual rental income at $8840, Mr Parish recommended council demolish the house, costing $17,920, and sell the vacant land for a comparable price of $100,000, minus sale costs of $4060. Western ward councillor, Darryl Pain, said council paid about $160,000 and demolishing the house was not necessarily the best option. “At best, council stands to lose about $80,000,” he said. He proposed the property be sold as is at public auction and if council received more than $80,000 for it, the loss would be offset even more. If the property does not sell, there is no damage done to the budget. Fellow Western ward councillor, Richard Pain, supported the auction idea. “With an auction, it is open and transparent,” he said. A reserve price will be determined as a confidential item at next month’s council meeting on December 12, before the property goes to auction.

Balaklava Area Committee

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD & YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2012 Nominations are called for Balaklava Area Committee Achievement Award for 2012 Nominations for the achievement award should be for people who voluntarily donate their time to help the community. The Youth Achievement Award is open to young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who are achievers in any field and deserving of recognition. The awards recognise achievements in 2012. One nomination form per household or business premises is permitted and signature of nominator is required. Winner announced Australia Day, January 26, 2013. Your nomination counts! _____________________________________________________________ SELECTION OF AWARDS Senior Achievement Award Name: ............................................................................................................ (attach a short statement in support of this nomination) Nominated by: ................................... Contact Info: (P) ................................. Signature:...................................................................................................... Young Achiever Name:.............................................................................................................. (attach a short statement in support of this nomination) Nominated by: ................................... Contact Info: (P) ................................. Signature: .......................................................................................................

Closing date: Monday January 7, 2013.

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Post nominations to: Balaklava Area Committee PO Box 438, Balaklava 5461. Enquiries: Contact BAC deputy chairman, Terry Williams 8862 1997

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Untangle tales! Get ready to Untangle Tales at the District Council of Mallala (DCM) this summer DCM is inviting children and families to join the Summer Reading Club holiday fun. Two Wells Public Library, library services co-ordinator, Anne Sawtell, said the program was led by the State Library of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), plus other libraries across Australia. The Summer Reading Club is a free school holiday program with activities designed especially for children from preschool to 16 and their families and friends. “The program is delivered on a national scale, allowing participants opportunities to connect with children right across the country, with more than 1,100 public libraries registering their participation,” Anne said. The theme is “Untangled Tales.” Visit any of DCM’s library services to register and receive your free participation pack and go into the draw to win great prizes and have lots of fun. For more information contact Anne Sawtell by emailing annes@mallala.sa.gov.au or phone 8520 2100 during library opening hours.

Serving up Friday fun

If you’re not playing Saturday tennis - and even if you are, it’s time to dust off your racquet and pull on your tennis shoes for a night of fun social tennis. Two Wells Tennis Club is holding a one-off social night of tennis this Friday, December 7 from 5.30pm. Come along with friends and family to enjoy a fun, relaxed night of tennis, with a sausage sizzle. BYO drinks. There’s no charge for the night, but donations in support of the club are most welcome.

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CAROL HELPING TO DEVELOP A GROWING TOWN

Steering us into a new era District Council of Mallala is in the process of progressing plans to revitalise the Two Wells Town Centre. Driving the process is council’s newly-appointed Strategic Projects co-ordinator, Carol Muzyk. Having recently returned to local government after working as a consultant to BHP Billiton on the proposed Olympic Dam Expansion, the multiskilled Ms Muzyk is keen to progress the realisation of the council’s plans to revitalise the Two Wells town centre. “The population of Two Wells is predicted to grow to between 8,000 and 10,000 when the Hickinbotham development north of the town centre is complete,” Ms Muzyk said. “Existing township facilities and services will not be adequate to accommodate demands generated by the new residents.” Ms Muzyk cited recent studies as determining sporting club facilities in

the town as inadequate, with no capacity to accommodate additional members in football, netball and tennis teams. There was a real need for a multipurpose community centre to cater for all age groups to bring existing and new residents together. Ms Muzyk envisioned a centre which could be used by a range of community groups for meetings and activities such as craft, recreation, learning and leisure. “District Council of Mallala is evolving,” Ms Muzyk said. “It has so much to offer to current and new residents (and) I have been pleasantly surprised at its diversity. We have distinct and ecologically valuable coastline and towns rich in heritage and character, all surrounded by some of the state’s most productive farm lands.” Ms Muzyk said there were a number of opportunities to create a vibrant focus for community activity in the town centre, which were formulated by the

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ideas and input of local residents. The “Main Street Design Guidelines for Two Wells– South Australia” provides a master plan for the town. These plans show locations for potential civic, library and community centre redevelopment and pedestrian and cycle connections to the new development area. There are also plans to encourage revitalisation of the shopping precinct in the hope it will provide additional support to current retailers and bring new retailers into the town, Ms Muzyk said. “The guidelines will provide a foundation on which council will further build upon to soon develop the blue print for the town centre expansion,” she said. “It’s an exciting place to work (and) I am really thrilled to yet again be in a role where I can utilise my skills in both environmental management and town planning”.

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NEWS v District

Delphie always happy at home Delphie Tiller was born at home in 1916 at “Grace House,” later named “Tillevan,” at Grace Plains, the fifth child of Charles and Muriel Tiller. Just days before her first birthday, Delphie’s mother, having given birth to twins, Vera and Jack, 10 days previously, died after complication from appendicitis surgery. This left Charles with seven children under seven years of age. The oldest four children, Nellie, May, twins Tom and Richard, stayed at home with their father, while Delphie and the twin babies were dispatched to relatives. Delphie returned home after a year. Her father married Mary Evans, and they had two children, so Delphie became the older half sister of Gladys and Gordon. Delphie attended Grace Plains Primary School until completing Grade 4. She continued her education at Pinery Primary School until completing Year 8. Delphie sat and passed her “Quali-

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Delphie Muriel Tiller 23/9/1916 - 23/11/2012

fying Certificate” examinations at Owen Primary School. Following this, she left school, and rather than pursue any further education, preferred to “just be at home.” Life on the farm meant cooking, cleaning, milking cows, and feeding pigs and chickens. Delphie liked gardening, and was known to still push the hand mower well into her later years. Delphie also took an interest in cake icing, producing wedding and birthday cakes on demand. She often submitted cooking and floral exhibits in the Hamley Bridge and Balaklava Shows. Sewing became a necessity at home, with Delphie making all her own clothes and hats to match. She later took on paid dressmaking services, making children’s clothing and party

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dresses for young ladies. Delphie never married as she was “too fussy and too busy for that.” She remained in the family home with Nell, Tom and Gordon. The foursome lived there together for 84 years, and were known around the district to everyone as Aunties and Uncles. Delphie was a member of Pinery Red Cross branch, and was awarded her “70 Years Red Cross Service Badge.” While at school, Delphie had learnt to play the piano, basketball and tennis, and later played tennis for Grace Plains. The Tiller family were all dedicated members of Grace Plains Methodist Church. Delphie was also a member of Grace Plains Ladies Guild. She was disappointed when the local church closed, but became a member of Mallala Uniting Church Fellowship until health restricted her from attending. Delphie had a great sense of humour, a sharp and accurate mind and an excellent memory for dates and names. In her 95th year, Delphie and

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Gordon, whose health was rapidly deteriorating, moved from the family home to Butler’s View nursing home in Mallala. Delphie was still caring for Gordon until he passed away, and 11 months later, aged 96, Delphie passed away, being reunited with the rest of her family. At last, “hot scones and coffee” all together.

Christmas Greetings

TWO WELLS & MALLALA More than 250 students at Two Wells Primary School took part in this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge, which saw the school invited to attend a special reception at the Adelaide Zoo on November 9 to acknowledge their success. Students who had read the most books throughout the challenge were chosen to attend and included Connor Barnett, Paige Scott and Danielle Raschella. Danielle was unable to attend. TWPS teacher and librarian, Angela Heuzenroeder, said it was a terrific effort by staff, students and parents. Winning more than $100 worth of books was a great addition to the library. The school also received a framed certificate of achievement. As part of the challenge students were required to read at least 12 books, with some reading more than 30.

Christmas at Mallala Connor Barnett, Ruth Slattery and Danielle Raschella with booksTWPS won.

Caring for coast environment

Water environment expert, Warrick Barnes, has been appointed as the new Estuary and Marine Officer for the northern coast of Gulf St Vincent. Warrick’s position is hosted by the District Council of Mallala with funding from the Natural Resources Management (NRM) Levy through the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board. Although based at Mallala, Warrick’s work area covers the 50km stretch of beach and coastal environment stretching from Bolivar to Parham. “Community volunteers play a really important part in protecting our coastline so I’ll be active in supporting local coastal community groups as well as completing

Cup lunch winner

THESE three smiling ladies (from left) Karen Schulz, Jane Farrelly and Yvette Jenkin,did a great job of organising the sweeps at the Mallala Melbourne Cup lunch, held recently at the footbal clubrooms. About 110 people enjoyed lunch and money raised went to assist the following Mallala groups: hospital, museum, combined churches carols evening, junior tennis club, cricket club, netball club and street Christmas party. A fashion parade was held by Postie Fashions and the best hat winner was Jenny Davies, of Mallala. Many thanks go to everyone who assisted and made the day a great success. Plains Producer, Wednesday December 5, 2012

Jingles needs you

Jingles community shed and garden in Riverton has applied for money as part of Philmac Project, a new grants initiative providing funding to organisations wanting to carry out water-related projects that benefit regional communities. To be eligible for final judging, submissions from South Australian applicants must attract the most voters on the Philmac Project Facebook page. To support Jingles, visit www. facebook.com/PhilmacAustralia and vote by December 14.

Reward for reading

DON’T miss the carols at Mallala on Sunday evening, starting from 7pm in front of the grandsstand at Mallala oval. The street party will be held on Thursday, December 13, from 6pm-9pm at Mallala oval. “Razed in Flames” fire twirlers are returning.

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on-ground projects for the Metropolitan Adelaide and Northern Coastal Action Plan,” Warrick said. “I’ll also be working to increase community understanding of coastal samphire vegetation, which is a feature of the coastline from the northern side of Adelaide to Port Wakefield. “As many people may already know, it’s an incredibly important feeding ground and resting place for shorebirds after their 10,000 km annual migration from Siberia.” Warrick is one of three coastal officers funded by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board covering the coastline from Cape Jervis to northern Gulf St Vincent.

NantawarraHall was filled with local women for the CFS “firey women” workshop last Friday. Oshanna Moataz and Penny Kazla, from the CFS Community Education Unit, covered topics such as understanding fire ratings, deciding whether to stay or leave early, identifying hazards and preparing a bush fire survival plan. It was an interactive day where local women asked questions and considered what they would do if a fire threatened their home. Organiser Beth Reid said although it was a warm day, Nantawarra Hall provided a relaxed venue with a fun atmosphere. There was great feedback from the day. “Many women said they have now reassessed what they would do in a bushfire,” Beth said. A pooled lunch was shared and Wakefield Regional Council provided some funding for a creche. “Jessica and Hannah Hoepner did a great job occupying the children,” said Beth. For more details on a follow-up course, call Rod Cunningham on 0457 102 151.

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NEWS v People

Avon entertains with magic of Christmas BUSLOADS of visitors have been flocking to Avon in recent days to enjoy the annual Avon Christmas display. The event is hosted by the Avon Art and Craft Guild each year, drawing people from the metropolitan areas to the small town to peruse the wonderful display, coupled with some great entertainment and old-fashioned country hospitality. The group had 11 tour buses booked in this year, with some already locked in for next year’s event. The day starts with a quick morning tea or coffee in the old church hall as Avon local, Jill Stewart, provides some background information on the town and the Art and Craft Guild. The visitors then venture into the nearby dance hall, built in 1960, which houses the lights and colour of the Christmas display. The display features clever little ANNE Rogers delivers a poem as gadgets, toys and various Christmas part of Avon’s welcome. regalia, neatly arranged in several rows inside the hall. Lunch is followed by entertainment The Art and Craft Guild also has from Mrs Stewart and Mrs Mudge, handmade products for sale, as well as although exactly what form that enterlocally penned poetry books written by tainment comes in was under a shroud Sue Mudge and Anne Rogers. of secrecy. “We’re just looking to raise enough With only six members in the guild, to cover our insurance costs,” Mrs they often utilise the support of helpers Stewart said. from other nearby districts. “It brings in dollars from outside the Mrs Rogers, of Owen, was one of district into the community each year.” those lending a hand. While the visitors are perusing the “We’ve got to try to keep the comdisplay, the guild members busily pre- munity alive,” she said. pare the church hall for lunch, which is “It’s all one big community and served on their guests’ return. we’ve got to help one another.”

JILL Stewart has the “open” sign out for another great Avon Christmas display. BELOW: Locals and guests settle in for an enjoyable lunch.

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n CHEMPLUS pharmacist Viet Nguyen says MedsCheck will help you get the most out of your medicines

Do you need help managing your medicines? If the answer is yes, Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy can help you. Chemplus offers two new exciting and free services – MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck. MedsCheck offers one-on-one in-depth 30 minute sessions with your pharmacist, to review and discuss the best ways to manage, and get the most out of your medicines. “We offer an holistic approach to medicines,

MANAGING MEDICINES not just your over the counter or prescription medicines,” said pharmacist Viet Nguyen. “MedsCheck offers help on a range of other things too, including managing side effects, and also advice on how to utilise devices correctly at home.” The checks can also involve and increase inter-professional communications to get the best result for patients. Diabetes MedsCheck

enables sufferers to be more confident, and gain better understanding, in managing their Type 2 Diabetes.The check identifies lifestyle factors that might affect the management of diabetes, and will also ensure appropriate medicines are working for the patient. If you take prescription medicines or have had a recent significant medical event, drop in, or phone the pharmacy, on 8862 1274 to see if a MedsCheck is right for you. Bookings are essential for both checks.

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NEWS v District

Teething problems? Not if baby has an early dental check Louise Michael reports: Parents, how old were your children when they had their first dental check-up? Recent research has revealed almost half of all SA children suffer from tooth decay before the age of six because parents leave it too long before taking them to their first dental check up. President of SA branch of ADASA, Dr Angela Pierce, said all children should have their first dental check-up while they were still babies, before their first birthday. “Many parents don’t understand how important it is to take their babies to the dentist,” she said. “There is a common misconception children’s baby teeth will fall out anyway, so a trip to the dentist is a waste of time and money.” However, it is important to keep baby teeth healthy as they are preserving the space in the mouth for the adult teeth. Balaklava dentist, Dr Robert Bickmore, who is also the local school dentist, said, ideally, it was

n BALAKLAVA dentist, Dr Robert Bickmore, checks the teeth of William and Brianna, with help from mum Jenny Young, a dental therapist and hygienist. best to bring toddlers or young children, for their first dental visit once they have all of their baby teeth, usually when children are between two and three years of age. This age also is often more manageable than babies. Dr Bickmore said dentists liked to make young children’s first visit “an enjoyable and happy experience” so they are not scared to come back. “Parents need to get themselves, and their children, into good cleaning habits.” “Brushing teeth should start as

soon as a baby’s first tooth appears, and parents should continue brushing their children’s teeth until at least the age of five,” said Dr Bickmore. Correct cleaning encourages good cleaning routines. Dr Pierce said, “The diets of babies and toddlers are also very different when compared with previous generations, which has led to an increased risk of decay.” Dr Bickmore agreed. “If there’s a decay problem with young children, it’s usually dietary and cleaning issues.”

“Parents must also ensure the correct toothpaste is used, and as children get older, supervise their brushing,” he said. Dental therapist, hygienist, and mother of two, Nantawarra’s Jenny Young, agreed. “It is very important to use the appropriate fluoride toothpaste for the age of the child, and also the correct toothbrush.” “People of all ages should use a small, soft toothbrush,” she said. Jenny, pictured with children William, 3, and Brianna, 19 months,

said parents should take their children to visit the dentist every six months. “Parents should also assist with brushing until children can write quite neatly, usually around nine years of age,” Jenny said. Jenny has spoken on the importance of dental care to mothers in the local Breastfeeding group. There is no financial reason not to take children to the dentist, as SA Government provides free dental care for all children under 18 years of age.

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NEWS v Balaklava

Horizon graduation

Horizon Christian School year 12 students celebrated their graduation at a dinner at the Balaklava Golf Club on Thursday night. Pictured from left are: Sam Collings, Jordan Hamann, Jasmine Johnson, Simanga Nyoni, Marni Greenshields, Jessica Wilmshurst, Naomie Doult, Hedley Greenshields, Jake Heapy, Cameron Mellier, Duane Wilson, Lewis Helps, Corey Temby, Hayley Julyan, Amber Pearse, Kiara Rowland, Rebecca Wandel, Heath Milne, and David Schulz.

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SPORT v Swimming Carnival

n KIARA ReidSpargo beckons fellow students out of the water as the rain sets in for a short while.

n MAKAYLA Litzow dives in during a relay event.

Swimming…in the rain! A LIGHT shower of rain on Friday wasn’t enough to deter Balaklava Primary School’s young athletes, as they flocked to the pool for the school’s annual swimming carnival. Brightwood snagged its first swimming win since 2001, breaking a 12 year drought, coming home with 207 points. Dalkey weren’t far behind on 179, followed by Cameron 161 and Preston 133.5. • Pictured is Tom Lane in a breaststroke event.

n EMILY Lemon ‘rugs up’ in her towel after a relay event.

n ALEX Bousfield and Akeisha Cornish make a splash in the ‘baby’ pool, while the rain halts activities.

n JACK Heaslip jumps into the medium sized pool.

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n TEACHER Jenny Rowland is ready with noodles.

n JERRY Logan swims his hardest during a freestyle race.

n KATE Keenihan and Aleesha Weerts hang out on the grass.

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SPORT v MallaNats

horsepower heaven PHOTOS: Lisa Redpath

THERE was plenty of action on the track at Mallala Motorsport Park on Saturday, with the second Mallala Performance Nationals (MallaNats) for 2012 drawing a record crowd. Competitions included Burnouts, Drags, Go to Whoa, Dyno Challenge, Power Skids, Show ‘n Shine, as well as the popular track cruises, and also the Drift Asylum. Results Burnouts 4cyl & Rotary (Sponsor Liqui Moly): 1st – 420 Chris Bishop, Gemini; 2nd – 269 Wayne Faranda, Mazda 323; 3rd – N/A. Burnouts 6cyl: 1st – Michael Chomenko; 2nd – Matthew Smart; 3rd – Sam Hughes. Burnouts 8cyl: 1st – Sharre Gray; 2nd – Brad Stoodley: 3rd – Paul Colson. Burnouts Open: 1st – Mark Schwirse; 2nd – Dave Cufone; 3rd – Danny Smith. Power Skid: 1st – 555 Jono Kelly; 2nd – 124 Phillip Bennett Trophy taken; 3rd – 427 Ryan Oldman. Go to Whoa: 1st – 427 Ryan Oldman: 2nd – 410 Darren Mallison. Drags: 1st – 410 Darren Mallison; 2nd – 119

Brett Mathew. Show n Shine BEST OVERALL – 427 Ryan Oldman, Orange Monaro. BEST GRAPHICS – 7 Michael Chomenko, Gemini. BEST INTERIOR – 671 Brad Stoodley, Holden. BEST MODIFIED – 69 Shannon Paterson. BEST PAINT – 427 Ryan Oldman, Orange Monaro. BEST NUMBER PLATE – 17 Michael Riley, V8TZA (teaser).

BESTHOLDEN – 103/102 The Lonog’s Torana. BEST FORD – 108 Kass Harris, Mustang. CROWD PLEASER – 26 Peter Genders. HARD LUCK AWARD – 1 Tony Berlemon, Holden Commodore. Extreme Entry Winner – Adam Wood. Best Club Display – Ford FPV & XR Club. MallaNats Toughest – Mark Schwirse, Holden VE Ute.

MAIN IMAGE: A VC Valiant smokes up the track during the popular Cruise the Track event. ABOVE INSET: A passenger in a Holden torana revs up the crowd.

Mallala Lions, Pete Kirvan and Neil Slater, watch some of the action from the bar.

Tanya Wolf, Paul and Nic Watson, Sky Wolf and Mikaela Lane-Watson visited the track on Saturday.

Mallala’s Jamie Good and Angus Clothier check out one of the muscle cars on display.

YAC member, Bonnie Nicholls with the YAC’s mascot, all set for the BBQ on Saturday.

Tu n e In N o t O u t The Wakefield Regional Council Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) will be hosting a barbeque this Saturday at the Ralli Park sporting ground in Balaklava. YAC are running the barbeque in conjunction with the Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation Inc. and the Drug Education Network Inc., to raise funds and awareness for their website Tune In Not Out (a portal full of information for young people to manage various issues). Plains Producer, Wednesday December 5, 2012

Currently, sponsors include: Schweppes, who are providing some drinks, Primo Port Wakefield, who have offered to provide some bacon, and Foodland will make a donation of bread. Any donations of goods, support or money will be greatly received on the day, or through a YAC member or WRC Community Development Officer, Holly Cowan. The BBQ will run from 9-11am, and again from 1-3.30pm.

Mallala ladies lend a hand at World Bowls Day

Four Mallala girls, Carol King, Josie Curnow, Bev Roney and Yvonne Howard (pictured), volunteered their services to the World Bowls Tournament at Holdfast Bay recently. This event is held every four years and is considered the ‘Olympics’ of bowls. This year there were 27 countries involved with matches played at Holdfast and Lockleys bowling clubs over the two weeks. Although there was serious work involved, they had a great time watching world class bowls. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Wakey will be hard to beat

GLENN Couley lines up for Riverton during Saturday’s Division One competition at Wasleys Bowling Club.

• From back page Round 10’s feature match sees Port Wakefield against Riverton. With a 6-2 record, Port Wakefield comfortably sits in second spot while Riverton occupies fifth spot with a 3-4 record. In their previous meeting, Port Wakefield took the points with a final margin of 18 shots and two rinks up. Since then, Riverton’s inconsistent form has seen it lose matches that, on paper, should have been wins for the side. Therefore, based on season form, it is hard to choose against Port Wakefield in this match. When Balaklava last played Wasleys, a comfortable all rinks up win was recorded by Balaklava. With this match being played on Balaklava’s home green, a similar result is expected once again. Hamley Bridge hosts Mallala in what is a crucial match for both sides, as each side sits in the bottom half of the standings. Despite having only one rink up, Hamley Bridge took the points when the two sides last met. While both sides have had

only one win since then, Mallala’s form has been the more consistent of the two. Home green advantage should favour Hamley Bridge, but do not be surprised if Mallala goes home with an upset win. Owen has the bye for round 10. RESULTS: Wasleys 73 (10) (S. Nicolai 25, D. McQuade 32, W. Grady 16) def. Riverton 63 (2) (M. Griffiths 22, B. Mullins 17, N. Rogers 24); Balaklava 79 (12) (S. Hawke 25, P. Thompson 25, T. Clifford 29) def. Mallala 53 (0) (P. Furst 19, B. Smith 18, I. Stuart 16); Port Wakefield 71 (8) (W. McPharlin 34, R. Murphy 21, G. McPharlin 16) def. Owen 62 (4) (G. Bubner 21, T. Harkness 22, N. Harkness 19); Hamley Bridge bye. STANDINGS: Balaklava 76 (+142), Port Wakefield 62 (+81), Owen 41 (-15), Wasleys 40 (+15), Riverton 38* (-51), Mallala 35 (-80), Hamley Bridge 32* (-92) [* = bye] FIXTURES – December 8: Balaklava vs Wasleys, Port Wakefield vs Riverton, Hamley Bridge vs Mallala, Owen bye.

NEIL Rogers sends one down for Riverton.

Mallala Black ends Wakey Blue’s undefeated run

ABOVE: Riverton’s John Greenslade sends his bowl down. RIGHT: John Martin, Wasleys, shines up his bowl.

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It finally happened. Port Wakefield Blue’s unbeaten run came to an end last weekend at the hands of Mallala Black, in the Division Two competition. Only seven shots eventually separated the two sides with Mallala Black winning two of the three rinks. McDonald (MB) defeated Reimers (PWB) by five shots and King (MB) accounted for Baum (PWB) by eight shots. Port Wakefield Blue’s only points came courtesy of Cluse’s win over Dunstan (MB). The local derby between second placed Balaklava Red and third placed Balaklava Blue proved a tight affair, with the latter side eventually taking the honours despite having only one rink up. Day (BB) proved to be saviour for the side with a 17 shot win over P McPharlin (BR), covering Olsen’s (BB) 1 shot and Milton’s (BB) 8 shot losses to Guy (BR) and Cowan (BR), respectively. In another close match, Rohde (TR) with the last bowl of the day snatched a tie for Tarlee Red against Riverton White. With two rinks up, match points went in Tarlee Red’s favour. Comfortable wins were recorded by Owen, Balaklava White, Port Wakefield Gold and Hamley White in the remaining matches of the round. Tarlee White had the bye. Who will win this week? Round 10 features three matches that could have major impact on the fortunes of sides taking part in these matches. For a start, second

placed Balaklava Red travels to eighth placed Owen. Despite Balaklava Red having the season’s record, Owen is always difficult to defeat at home. A win here for Owen will help the side move up the standings. Two other sides with a keen interest in shoring up their positions in the top half of the standings are Mallala Black and Mallala White. Their local derby will have with it bragging rights for the winner. Season form suggests that Mallala Black should have the edge in this match. No doubt Mallala White says otherwise! Port Wakefield Gold sits just outside the top eight and its match against fifth placed Tarlee White is a vital one for the side. A win may see Port Wakefield Gold displace a higher side whereas a loss may see it lose contact with the sides above them. Tarlee White’s five wins against Port Wakefield Gold’s four wins, so far, suggests that Tarlee White will hold a slight advantage in this match. Likely winners in the remaining matches are Tarlee Red, Port Wakefield Blue, Balaklava Blue and Balaklava White. Hamley White has the bye for round 10. RESULTS: Tarlee Red 72 (7) (R. Clarke 13, D. Branson 29, I. Rohde 30) def. Riverton White 72 (5) (P. Koster 37, J. Glistak 22, R. Hannaford 13); Owen 82 (12) (P. Sullivan 24, K. Warnes 34, L. Hean 24) def. Hamley Red 56 (0) (B. Morris 20, C. Phillips 17, L. Stott 19); Mallala Black 70 (10) (K. McDonald 23, M. Dunstan 22, M. King 25) def. Port Wakefield Blue 63 (2) (S. Reimers 18, T. Cluse

ROBERT Bowman bowls for the Wasleys Division One side in Saturday’s competition. 28, P. Baum 17); Balaklava Blue 77 (8) (G. Olsen 25, C. Milton 18, L. Day 34) def. Balaklava Red 69 (4) (S. Guy 26, C. Cowan 26, P. McPharlin 17); Balaklava White 80 (10) (J. Bastian 34, C. Stewart 23, R. Hillman 23) def. Mallala White 55 (2) (M. Secomb 14, G. Donlon 16, J. Curnow 25); Port Wakefield Gold 85 (10) (A. Carslake 34, K. Anderson 24, L. Robertson 27) def. Wasleys 65 (2) (C. Frankel 19, J. McDonnell 28, F. Frankel 18); Hamley White 92 (10) (K. Patmore 17, K. Gardner 42, Mick Nichols 33) def. Riverton Black 57 (2) (A. Harrip 23, C. Greenslade 16, P. Gates 18); Tarlee White bye. STANDINGS: Port Wakefield Blue 81

(+173.75), Balaklava Red 73 (+43), Balaklava Blue 69* (+121), Mallala Black 64* (+16), Tarlee White 60* (+108), Mallala White 54* (+106), Balaklava White 52 (+26), Owen 51* (+9), Port Wakefield Gold 48 (+10), Riverton Black 39* (-64), Tarlee Red 38* (-53), Hamley Red 36 (-87), Hamley White 35 (-199), Wasleys 30* (-150.75), Riverton White 28* (-57) [* = bye]. FIXTURES – December 8: Tarlee Red vs Hamley Red, Riverton White vs Port Wakefield Blue, Owen vs Balaklava Red, Mallala Black vs Mallala White, Balaklava Blue vs Wasleys, Balaklava White vs Riverton Black, Port Wakefield Gold vs Tarlee White, Hamley White bye.

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Tennis Lower North Juniors

MID NORTH TENNIS ASSOCIATION ACTION

IT was a close match at the Long Plains courts on Saturday, with Saddleworth outplaying Long Plains by just two sets. • Pictured, clockwise from left: Saddleworth’s Wayne Thomas hits a backhand; Karen Tynan in action for Long Plains; Heidi Schmaal plays a forehand; James Rundle serves for Long Plains.

Croquet northern yp

Results from November 28. All matches in the NYP assocation were cancelled this week due to heat. Premiership table as at end of round one Games Hoops Pts Pt Wakefield 14 24 223 Kadina Blue 10 20 235 Moonta Green 10 16 186 Kadina White 10 14 176 Snowtown 8 16 200 Wallaroo Blue 4 16 163 Moonta Brown 4 10 126 Balaklava 4 8 161 Wallaroo White 0 4 126.

Bowls balaklava ladies

Pennants results Balaklava Green 73(11) (G. Chapman 19, Colin Stewart 17, C. Goldney 37) def. Pt. Wakefield 41(1) (S. Kempster 19, H. Brown 19, L. Berry 6). Balaklava Gold 61(10) (E. Cunningham 26, M. Hayes 25, J. Milton 10) def. Owen 49 (G. Wandel 9, H. Hocking 13, B. Harkness 27). No matches were played on November 29 due to the heat.

Sides for Saturday

Balaklava DIVISION ONE v Wasleys. B Olsen (lead), G Palmer (second), S Hawke (third), B Taylor (skipper). O Chapman, K McPharlin, R McPharlin, T Clifford. Z Guy, S Guy, A Chivell, P Thompson. DIVISION TWO Blue v Wasleys. B Philp, P Ramm, N Veitch, J Olsen. C Welke, E Edwards, J Milton, C Milton. D May, D Beare, B Moffat, L Day. DIVISION TWO Red v Owen. Cars: Leads. Ph Meyers, H Hebisch, R McDonald, P McPharlin. S Renshaw, C Guy, N Olsen, K Ackland. K Cottle, Pe Meyers, J McPharlin, C Cowan. DIVISION TWO White v Riverton Black. M Hillman, A Barr, T Jones, R Hillman. N Sampson, R Greenshields, B Barr, J Bastian. L Zerk, K Catford, K Harkness, C Stewart. Bar duty: T Clifford. Owen DIVISION TWO v Balaklava Red. D Brown, I Gregory, R Hill, M Miles. G Pidgeon, O Parker, I Freebairn, L Hean. L Beaty, J Harkness, W Heaslip, K Warnes.

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November 29 matches were cancelled due to hot weather. Premiership table as at November 22. WASLEYS 53 +80 MALLALA WHITE 46 +71 OWEN 46 +26 BALAKLAVA GREEN 45 +64 MALLALA BLACK 40 +19 BALAKLAVA GOLD 28 -41 PORT WAKEFIELD 23 -73 HAMLEY BRIDGE 7 -134

Past players, Peg Sargent (fanning the candles) and Polly Newton with Patron, Helen Coles and president, Jean Victor.

Century for Clare Croquet Club Clare Croquet Club members, past and present, gathered to celebrate the club’s 100th birthday on Saturday. President Jean Victor read several humorous articles relating to croquet, which were appreciated by all. After a sumptuous afternoon tea, candles on the 100th birthday cake were lit by Patron Helen Coles, fanned out by Peg Sargent and the cake was cut by Polly Newton, watched by president Jean Victor. Later, Fiona and John Cockington (now playing croquet in Adelaide) demonstrated “golf croquet” with the assistance of Rob Stevens and Rae Gierke.

Golf Balaklava

For most of us who gathered together on the greensward one Saturday, north of the state’s major conurbation, the Stroke round was an elegiac event, but not so for Bill Parkin, who clubbed a winning score of 73/69 to almost admonish the A Graders. Wayne Nagle (82/69) bagged second place, while Bill Lokan (82/71) secured third spot. Left to wipe the blots off their respective escutcheons were M. Hameister (86/75), D. Hannaford (82/76), I. Michael (88/77) and D. Taylor (90/78). Greg Sonntag (87/67) sank the B Grade, but Ben Michael (84/68) kept him honest, leaving Ron Carney (91/74) to collar third. Milling around, comparing their respective states of hat-hair were W. Berry (90/74), R. Veitch (95/75), J. Michael (96/76), Tania Matz (97/77), A. Leaver (93/77), S. Michael (95/80), G. Leo (107/88) and R. Hahn (105/89). The C Grade was battered into submission by David Barnett’s 84/61, while Cherie Taylor chimed in with a sparkling 103/72 and that growing threat to the status quo, Noah Barnett, clubbed a competitive 111/72. Milling about like so many Larson-esque grotesques were M. Liptrot (98/73), T. Gilmour (107/73), Louise Michael (96/75), Jill Taylor (105/81), A. Henstridge (109//86) and that pillar of empathy and self-

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A nne M a d e r a n d J e n n y Stevens at the celebration.

denial M. Keast (115/89). One I. Jenkin did his bit for a handicap by carding 108 strokes. Ron Carney booked the sole Birdie for the day on the eighth and Nearest The Pins were held by Doug Taylor at the third, Ron Carney the eighth, Bill Parkin the 15th and Don “Hairy Legs” Hannaford at the 17th. A putting competition was held also, won by a two-way tag-team in Greg Sonntag with Andrew Leaver, who both used the blunt iron just 25 times. Golfer of the Summer points went to Dave Barnett (6), Greg Sonntag (5), Ben Michael (4), Bill Parkin (3), Wayne Nagle (2) and all others one each. This Saturday, we meet for the annual Ham & Turkey Day twoperson Ambrose, with a shot-gun start at around midday, regardless of any dire weather predictions according to the Channel 9 News weather gell. From then on, however, whenever that comely wench leans into the camera and intones a forecast max. of 34° or more, we’ll be hitting off from between 8-10am, “end of story”.

Balaklava Mid Week

DIVISION 1 Mallala White 4-26 d. Two Wells 2-16 Doubles Graham/Jarmyn lost to Takaji/Humphrys 0-6 Wilson/Parsons d. Gameau/Tapscott 6-1 Singles Trent Graham lost to Ako Takaji 2-6 Laura Jarmyn d. Jamie Humphrys 6-1 Brooke Wilson d. James Gameau 6-1 Edward Parsons d. Angus Tapscott 6-1 Balaklava Gold 3-30 drew with Balaklava Green 3-30 Doubles Taylor/B.Freebairn lost to C.&D.Michael 4-6 Scholz/G. Freebairn lost to Williams/Greenshields 4-6 Singles Jordan Taylor d. Callum Michael 6-3 Brett Freebairn lost to Dillon Michael 4-6 Zac Scholz d. Ashleigh Williams 6-5 Gemma Freebairn d. Tash Greenshields 6-4 Mallala Black 4-32 d. Hamley Bridge 2-19 Doubles Watson/Jenkin d. Pratt/Bell 6-1 Howard/Dunstan lost to Raether/ McCabe 4-6 Singles Josh Watson d. Jared Pratt 6-1 Mark Jenkin lost to Tristan Bell 4-6 Clare Howard d. Leon Raether 6-1 Rachel Dunstan d. Amy McCabe 6-4 DIVISION 2 Balaklava Gold 4-30 d. Two Wells Red 2-21 Doubles Lamond/Michael d. Musolino/C.Foubister 6-2 Renshaw/Clifford d. Tapscott/J.Foubister 6-3 Singles Tyson Lamond d. Caitlin Musolino 6-3 Toby Michael lost to helsea Foubister 1-6 Syjourn Renshaw d. Jack Tapscott 6-1 Aaron Clifford lost to Jake Foubister 5-6 Owen White 3-24 drew with Owen Red 3-24 Doubles Harkness/Lane lost to S.Parker/Heaslip 0-6 Lloyd/Burman d. Gameau/L.Parker 6-2 Singles Jake Harkness lost to Sophie Parker 3-6 Connor Lane lost to Jessica Heaslip 3-6 Kaitlyn Lloyd d. Tom Gameau 6-4 Lisa Burman d. Lucy Parker 6-0 Balaklava Green 4-27 d. Long Plains 2-20 Doubles Scholz/ Lane lost to H.Hosking/Butterfield 0-6 West/Selleck d. Daniel/M. Hosking 6-1 Singles Todd Scholz lost to Harry Hosking 3-6 Tom Lane d. Jessica Daniel 6-2 Billy West d. Josh Butterfield 6-4 Kristy Selleck d. Mary Hosking 6-1 Mallala 4-28 d. Two Wells White 2-20 Doubles Furst/Howard lost to T.&M.Briscoe 2-6 Cocks/Bakker d. Dart/Duthie 6-4 Singles Jackson Furst d. Tarsha Briscoe 6-4 Alex Howard lost to Macey Briscoe 2-6 Brayden Cocks d. Zoe Dart 6-0 Gabrielle Bakker d. Aliesha Duthie 6-0 DIVISION 3 Balaklava Green 6-36 d. Hamley Bridge 0-6 Doubles White/Allen d. E.Loffler/Sellars 6-2 Woodroofe/Freebairn d. Watson/M.Loffler 6-0 Singles Kirrily White d. Ethan Loffler 6-1 Tommy Woodroofe d. Kimberley Sellars 6-0 Lori Allen d. Amber Watson 6-3 Matthew Freebairn d. Mackenzie Loffler 6-0 Balaklava Gold 6-36 d. Mallala 0-3 Doubles C.Tiller/Lane d. K.Matters/Tiller 6-0 L.Tiller/Lamond d. May/R.Matters 6-0 Singles Claudia Tiller d. Kimberly Matters 6-1 Emma Lane d. Lucy Tiller 6-1 Lexie Tiller d. Jack May 6-0 Chloe Lamond d. Rachel Matters 6-1 Two Wells 5-33 d. Owen 1-12 Doubles Lawson/Gourlay d. Heaslip/Lane 6-1 L.&J.Turner d. Wood/Parker 6-0 Singles Cassandra Lawson d. Max Heaslip 6-5 Tania Gourlay lost to Britt Lane 3-6 Lauren Turner d. Dylan Wood 6-0 Hayley Duthie d. Kayleigh Parker 6-0 Premiership Table Division 1 Pts % Mallala Black 10 61.11 Mallala White 8 55.56 Two Wells 8 50.00 Long Plains 7 55.56 Balaklava Green 5 55.56 Balaklava Gold 4 47.22 Hamley Bridge 0 25.00 Division 2 Pts % Balaklava Gold 12 69.05 Balaklava Green 10 64.29 Owen White 10 59.52 Two Wells Red 9 57.14 Long Plains 6 50.00 Mallala 6 45.24 Two Wells White 2 21.62 Owen Red 1 27.03

Results from Wednesday November 28, 2012. A group of 12 took to the fairways, with Bill Berry winning the day with 44 CB, John Michael 44, Bill Goudie 40, Merv Hameister 38 CB, Brett Fitton 38, Brian Stewart 37, Dene Newton 36, Trevor Gilmour 35, Rick Campbell 34 CB, Callum

Michael 34, Austin Henstridge 32, Rod Phillips 25. Birdies: John Michael No.2, Bill Goudie No.8, Merv Hameister No.12, 14, 16 & 17, Brett Fitton No.3, Callum Michael No.1. NTPs: No.3 Brett Fitton, No.8 Bill Goudie. Putts: Merv Hameister 23 putts.

Hamley Bridge

Last Thursday’s golf was cancelled due to the extreme heat forecast and according to Saturdays scores, it appeared in the field of 28 players who played the Stroke event, there were a few who wanted to make up for lost time – especially Veteran Ross Hienze, who won the day with an incredible 88/61. Mick Nicholls 81/66 captured second spot CB from Vince Zito (third) 77/66, Barrie Zerna 84/66, Anton Noack 89/66, John Bell 82/69 CB. Others to finish in the better half were Dave Russell, who has just returned to the game after being on the sick list for a while, with 84/69, Doug Cooper 101/69, George Dahlitz 91/70, Bob Charman 105/70, Wim Van Pelt 88/70, Brian Cooper 102/71, Steve Howe 87/71, Bob Ahola 92/71, Ian Ferguson 84/71. Birdies: Mick Nicholls 14th, Doug Cooper 9th, Wim Van Pelt 4th, Barrie Zerna 17th & 18th, Lance Hatcher eighth, Shayne Saunders (Riverton) first, Ross Hienze 7th. NTPs: Doug Cooper 9th, Wim Van Pelt 4th, Mick Nicholls 14th. BBQ next Saturday, courtesy Steve Howe.

Results from December 1. Long Plains 11/106 lost to Saddleworth 13/115. LADIES SINGLES: Leah Tynan 0-3 lost to Tania Williams 1-6. Karen Tynan 1-7 def Heidi Schmaal 0-6. Nick Algar 1-7 def Chris Dixon 0-6. Clare Howard 0-0 lost to Chris Schmaal 1-6. Kirsty Sammons 0-3 lost to Kay Winderi 1-6. Amy Daniel 0-0 lost to Karrie Thomas 1-6. MEN’S SINGLES: Mark Pym 1-6 def Ash Winders 0-0. James Rundle 0-5 lost to Jarred Schmaal 1-7. Brad Hardie 0-4 lost to Greg Schmaal 1-6. Ross Sharer 0-1 lost to Alex Maynard 1-6. Ben Pym 0-2 lost to Fletcher Thomas 1-6. Peter Pym 0-5 lost to Wayne Thomas 1-7.

Mid North Tennis Association A Grade Hilltown Blyth Clare Aces Clare Young Clare Masters Saddleworth Long Plains Balaklava B Grade Mintaro Auburn Riverton Hilltown Dalkey Watervale Blyth Clare Hot Shots F/Flat & 7/Hill Juniors Clare Yellow Clare Blue Clare Green Watervale Blyth Alligators Clare Red Clare White Hilltown Blyth Croc Mintaro Auburn

As at 17/11/2012

M W L F Pts For Ag 6 6 0 0 18 759 410 6 5 1 0 16 701 582 6 3 3 0 12 690 579 6 0 3 0 12 667 567 6 3 3 0 12 648 599 6 3 3 0 12 584 624 6 1 5 0 8 421 742 6 0 6 0 6 420 789 M W L F Pts For Ag 5 5 0 0 15 626 369 5 5 0 0 15 633 426 5 4 0 1 12 517 392 6 3 3 0 12 598 607 6 3 3 0 12 607 633 5 2 3 0 9 450 549 5 1 4 0 7 376 487 6 1 5 0 8 488 730 5 0 5 0 5 482 584 M W L F Pts For Ag 5 5 0 0 15 307 253 6 5 1 0 16 374 242 5 4 1 0 13 268 238 5 4 1 0 13 265 238 6 3 3 0 12 352 290 6 3 3 0 12 349 314 5 2 3 0 9 244 288 6 2 4 0 10 303 324 6 2 4 0 10 280 307 5 0 5 0 5 232 296 5 0 5 0 5 129 313

% 64.93 54.64 54.37 54.05 51.96 48.34 36.20 34.74 % 62.91 59.77 56.88 49.63 48.95 45.05 43.57 40.07 45.22 % 54.82 60.71 52.96 52.68 54.83 52.64 45.86 48.33 47.70 43.94 29.19

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Our Lachy sparks Sturt’s interest STURT Football Club has approached Balaklava midfielder, Lachy Michael, in a bid to have the star 19-year-old playing at the Double Blues in 2013. Michael recently met with SFC development manager, Colin Casey, and football operations manager, Paul Sandercock. Mr Sandercock said Michael, son of Wendy and Peter, bobbed up on Sturt’s radar after former player and current local publican, Peter Friedrichs, passed on the youngster’s name to Mr Casey earlier this year. Mr Casey attended a few Balaklava games during the season and was impressed with what he saw.

REPORT: Les Pearson “Lachy stood out during the year, so we thought we would try to get him to come down and have a run around with us,” Mr Sandercock said. Given Michael is currently in an apprenticeship locally, Sturt has a flexible arrangement in place to allow the local lad to remain in Balaklava, while travelling to training in Adelaide a few times a week. “He enjoys his job there and we don’t want to put him in the position where he loses contact with Balaklava,” Mr Sandercock explained. “The ultimate goal is to find him

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Results of A2 Grade cricket played on December 1

Lower North vs auburn/mintaro Match won by: Lower North Auburn/Mintaro Batting A..Nixon b J.McBride............................ 10 B.Hall b J.McBride.................................. 1 S.Simpson ct J.McBride b A.Platt......... 15 D.Howling b J.McBride........................... 0 B.Toy ct M.Angel b C.McPharlin........... 11 B.Schutz ct & b J.Taylor........................ 42 D.Nixon b C.Ruiz..................................... 0 R.Lovatt ct J.Taylor b T.Shepherd........... 6 B.Holland ct T.Shepherd b M.Angel........ 3 J.Whitelaw st S.Rowland b J.Taylor........ 0 B.McGrath Not Out................................. 0 Extras 16 Total 10/104 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Platt 8 1 1 26 J.McBride 8 3 3 14 C.McPharlin 8 1 1 25 L.Wright 1 0 0 5 C.Ruiz 3 0 1 13 T.Shepherd 4 1 1 9 J.Taylor 1.1 0 2 4 M.Angel 1 0 1 4

Lower North Batting C.Ruiz ct B.McGrath b B.Holland.............. 4 C.McPharlin b D.Howling......................... 23 T.Shepherd b B.Toy.................................. 12 B.Harkness ct bh B.Holland..................... 12 M.Angel b B.Toy......................................... 0 S.Rowland b B.Toy..................................... 0 K.Michalanney Not Out............................ 35 J.McBride b S.Whitelaw............................. 2 A.Platt Not Out........................................... 6 J.Taylor................................................. DNB L.Wright................................................ DNB Extras 18 Total 10/112 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Toy 8 1 3 28 B.Holland 7 0 2 32 D.Howling 5 0 1 16 B.Schultz 2 0 0 9 S.Whitelaw 4 0 1 23

work down here but it’s all fairly open-ended at the moment, it’s a work in progress. “We expressed an interest in him and he showed a strong desire to come down and give it a crack.” Recent scans revealed a small fracture in Michael’s fibula, which had hampered the six last weeks of his season, after streaking to an early lead in this year’s Plains Producer Medal. Michael had 12 votes by round five this year but only polled another four votes for the rest of the season to finish equal third. He took out the Peckers’ A grade best and fairest award. “We have an agreement to help him with his rehabilitation and he’ll be travelling once or twice a week to town for training, with a view of playing for the club,” Mr Sandercock said. “He will be pretty restricted though until about mid-January.” With this in mind, Mr Sandercock said there was a strong possibility Michael could still play for Balaklava in between his stints at Sturt, should he make the grade. Michael is the latest of three Adelaide Plains Football League players to face a return to SANFL football. Woodville-West Torrens Football Club announced the return of former Eagles players, Glenn Dawson and

LACHLAN Michael (left) playing alongside Glenn Dawson for the Peckers this season. Jarred Allmond, in October. Allmond, who played in the Eagles’ League premiership in 2011, had a stellar year with Two Wells this season, culminating in a best on ground performance in the Roosters’ flag this year. Dawson is yet to make his League

Basketball cancelled

BEN Work bats for Mallala during Saturday’s Stanely cricket match at Mallala oval.

FRIDAY night’s Adelaide Plains Basketball Associaiton matches were cancelled due to stormy weather, however the Aussie Hoops program still ran. Good luck to players competing in this weekend’s carnival at St Clare.

Results of A1 Grade cricket played on December 1

Lower North vs Auburn/Mintaro Match won by: Lower North Auburn/Mintaro Batting M.Norman ct B.Michael b R.McPharlin... 8 J.Sandow ct B.Michael b C.Marshall...... 3 D.Norman b R.Logan b R.McPharlin....... 2 B.Sandow lbw R.McPharlin..................... 0 A.Mitchell ct L.Pearson b R.McPharlin.... 4 S.Williams ct T.McPharlin b J.Cowan...... 4 JCurtis ct B.Michael b J.Butterfield...... 10 J.McGregor b J.Butterfield.................... 11 T.Miller ct&b B.Michael b J.Butterfield.. 18 B.Jenner ct T.McPharlin b L.Pearson.... 23 R.Dixon Not Out...................................... 0 Extras 7 Total 90 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.Marshall 9 4 1 13 R.McPharlin 9 2 4 13 J.Cowan 4 0 1 11 T.McPharlin 7 1 0 23 J.Butterfield 6 2 2 8 B.Michael 4 1 0 7 R.Logan 1 0 0 3 J.McPharlin 3 0 1 9 L.Pearson 2 0 1 0

Lower North Batting T.McPharlin b B.Sandow.......................... 30 L.Pearson ct M.Norman b J.Curtis........... 22 B.Michael Not Out.................................... 26 J.McPharlin Not Out................................. 12 R.McPharlin.......................................... DNB J.Cowan............................................... DNB T.Williams.............................................. DNB C.Marshall............................................ DNB J.Michael.............................................. DNB R.Logan................................................ DNB J.Butterfield.......................................... DNB Extras 10 Total 2/90 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Curtis 4 0 1 32 A.Mitchell 3 0 0 22 B.Sandow 2 1 1 9 M.Norman 1 0 0 14 D.Norman 1 0 0 2 B.Jenner 2 0 0 13 S.Williams 1 0 0 3

Results of Grade 6 cricket played on December 1

dublin v virginia b Dublin 194 def Virginia B 93

Results of Women’s cricket played November 26 & December 3

dublin v smithfield Dublin 7/111 lost to Smithfield 5/178

Results of A1 Grade cricket played on December 1

clare combined v brinkworth/koolunga Clare Combined drew with Brinkworth/Koolunga Results of A1 Grade cricket played on December 1

blyth/kybunga v sevenhill Blyth/Kybunga drew with Sevenhill Results of A1 Grade cricket played on December 1

watervale v long plains Watervale drew with Long Plains

Results of A2 Grade cricket played on December 1

sevenhill v blyth/kybunga Sevenhill 2/123 def Blyth/Kybunga 116

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debut but was drafted to Port Adelaide in 2009, before ultimately being delisted in 2010. He had two influential seasons for home club, Balaklava, which was highlighted with a five-goal best on ground performance in the club’s premiership win in 2011.

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50 BADGE recipients, from left: Bruce Farley, Lyndon Mader, Rob Kennett and club president, Kai Baggendorf.

Bowlers honoured at Christmas dinner

Members, friends and family celebrated at the Blyth Bowling Club’s Christmas dinner on December 1. Rob Kennett was presented with Life Membership to the club – a well-deserved honour. Rob’s commitment to the club is equalled by his ability as a bowler, having successfully represented Blyth many times in competitions throughout the Mid-North and in Adelaide. There was also the presentation of 50 badges to Bruce Farley, Lyndon Mader, PATRON, Jeff Pratt with Rob Kai Baggendorf and Kennett during the presentation. Rob Kennett.

Results from December 1. A1: Day one of a two-day game was affected by rain; Gilbert Valley 1/14 v Gawler Central. This will now be played as a one-day game next week, with Gilbert Valley continuing their innings. A3: Gilbert Valley 201 v Sandy Creek 3/66 GV: S Goodfellow 57, A Busch 49 no, T Connell 28, R Schwartz 16, A Callery 10 SC: D Jug 5/44, J Hicks 3/54 GV: S Goodfellow 2/12 A5: South Gawler defeated Gilbert Valley No stats available Under 14: (Stats next week) Gilbert Valley Maroon 59 v Gawler Central. Gilbert Valley Blue 9/63 v Tanunda. • A barbecue will be held after the A1 game at Saddleworth this weekend. Results from November 24. Good wins by both A1 and A3 this week – both teams were in strong positions after the first day’s play and pushed stongly for the outright. Highlights included 7/20 taken by Craig Mullins in A1, and 5/37 by Luke Slok in A3. Strong wins also to both Under 14 teams. A1: Gilbert Valley 6/257 defeated Nuriootpa 80 & 6/86 Nur: 1st: L Steinborner 34, R Worrall 23; GV: C Mullins 10.5ov 1m 7/20, G Wurst 1/5, J Molineux 1/5, J Vandeleur 1/18. Nur: 2nd: L Steinborner 24; GV: J Molineux 2/8, Z Hier 2/26, J Connell 1/15, J Vandeleur 1/20. A3: Gilbert Valley 1/296 defeated Greenock 99 & 5/119 Gr: 1st: C McClaren 25, J Semmler 16; GV: L Slok 13ov 3m 5/37, J Wright 2/20, A Bruce 2/23, A Callery 1/2. Gr: 2nd: S Hansen 67, C McClaren 21 no; GV: S Goodfellow 3/26, A Callery 1/9, L Slok 1/11. A5: Gilbert Valley won on forfeit from Greenock. Under 14: Gilbert Valley Maroon 7/157 defeated Nuriootpa 119 Nur: J Mader 26, S Bell 25; GV: S McCabe 2/12, C Fuss 1/4, B Molineux 1/5, P Lowe 1/5, R Bruce 1/7. Gilbert Valley Blue 6/173 defeated Angaston 68. GV: L Reichelt 52 ret, R McInerney 29, N Bruce 21 ret, D Willmott 20, B Greenslade 12; Ang: H Young 2/26; Ang: L Bourne 16. GV: P Allan 3/3, T Chapman 2/6, N Bruce 2/10, A Holstead 1/10, L Reichelt 1/18.

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Macquarie was in search of an inland sea

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• Balaklava Chemplus employees, Jenny McArdle and Sasha Taylor, were acknowledged in the inaugural Celebration of Employment awards, with Jenny named runner-up Employee of the Year, and Sasha being named Trainee of the Year.

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• Avon’s Melissa Stewart was awarded Young Citizen of the Year for her noteworthy contribution to youth in the region.

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Either way he will be remembered for Bond. Javier Bardem jumps back into the villain typecast (see “No Country For Old Men”). He is by far the stand-out of this film, playing Silvia with an intenseness and obscurity that can easily equal that of previous villains. A special mention needs to go to Ben Whinshaw, whose chemistry with Craig creates the humour, Judy Dench, always lighting up the screen, and Ralph Fiennes, quite easily stepping into Dench’s shoes. “Skyfall” has shown what can be done with when a story embraces where it has come from. Without the melancholic feel and the fantastic crew, “Skyfall” would not be the brilliant film it is. Worth the money.

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river, Oxley noting that every thing seems to run counter to the ordinary course of nature in other countries. By the end of June, they reached immense plains extending to the westward as far as the eye could reach. Oxley considered the country unsuitable for agriculture, not knowing the region would later prove to be great for fine wool production. Of course, Oxley never did find that great inland sea, but he still could not abandon the illusion. He made more expeditions in this elusive search to throw some light on the obscurity in which the interior of this vast country is still involved. More river systems were discovered and today, these areas support some of the country’s richest grazing and farming lands.

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YEARS AGO December 1992

• Dec 9: Mallala Carols. • Dec 11: Balaklava Primary School Carols by Candlelight. • Dec 13: Mallala Christmas parade. • Dec 14: Two Wells Christmas parade. • Dec 15: Salt of the Earth Country Market, Port Wakefield. • Dec 16: Brinkworth Community Christmas Party; Balaklava Community Carols. • Dec 18: Hamley Bridge carols at the oval. • Dec 19: Pinery Christmas Tree Night. • Dec 21: Balaklava Christmas pageant. • Dec 22: Hamley Bridge Christmas Street Parade. • Dec 24: Owen Community Christmas parade.

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As Australia’s early settlements spread out, various groups of intrepid explorers set off in all directions, looking to discover what this Great South Land contained. By the time Governor Macquarie came on the scene in 1810, there had been some exploration of significance but he and his team of surveyors seemed mystified by the courses of numerous inland rivers, many of which seemed to flow in the same general direction. Did they all join up to make a mighty watercourse – another Nile – which maybe ended up in a huge inland sea? Their imaginations must have run riot with visions of a vast fertile continent, far richer than Britain. On March 24, 1817, Macquarie instructed John Oxley to lead a criti-

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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

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Phone 8862 1041

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

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Concreting M & A Saliba

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‘We Cover the Country’

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

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Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

Fencing Contractor

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

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Bobcat Service

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

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Balaklava

Electrician Lic No. A000 1347

Registered on State Heritage listing 1988 c1906

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

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

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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

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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

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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

Insurance David Lester Insurance Agencies

15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

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“Specialising in bathroom renovations”

Tiling - Floor & Wall

High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

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Dave Williams Mobile

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Balaklava Motors

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866 Salt Damp Solutions

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Locksmiths & Security Doors

8862 1030

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Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

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Open Days

R & M Timber Supplies

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

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Landscaping

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Taxation

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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

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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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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

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•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

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Pratt Contracting

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

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• The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (M) ★★★ - Fri Dec 7, 8pm • Brave (PG) ★ ★ ★ Animated All tickets $5 - Sat Dec 8, 6pm • The Sapphires (M) ★★★★ - Sat Dec 8, 8pm - Sun Dec 9, 2pm - Fri Dec 14, 8pm - Sat Dec 15, 8pm • Ice Age 4: Continental Drift (PG) ★ ★ ★ ★ Animated - Sat Dec 15, 6pm - All tickets $5 - Tues Dec 18, 10.30am - Thurs Dec 20, 10.30am

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POrt wakefield - Shop to lease in Port Wakefield, main road exposure, approx. 85sq m, suit office, retail or takeaway, in fantastic position. Be quick to take advantage of this great opportunity. $250pw ph 0433 164 474 or 0439 870 498.

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Balaklava Primary School

Carols by Candlelight Concert

TUESDAY DECEMBER 11 on Balaklava Primary School oval

• Carols begin 7pm • All community very welcome • Bring a chair, rug & a candle • Free programes • Everbody welcome

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2 SAFE’S Chubb digital 350h x 350w x 400d $350. Combo safe 670h x 320w x 230D good for valuables, ammo, pistols etc $220. 2 door steel cabinets mouse proof lockers. File cabinets, draw unit & more. Phone 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626. BBQ - Beef Eater signature S300E, 4 burner, rotisory, cabinet, cover. Never been used $600. Jarrah Jensen table setting, octagonal, 8 chairs $300. 5 new tyres on rims for 2005 Transit, $1,000. Phone 0409 494 635 Dublin.

BLOcK of land in Owen township. Level block in excellent location, water meter 1898m2, great building block, 16 Second Street, $68,000 o.n.o. Phone 8529 2320. DEcKING (treated pine) 70 x 22 x 2400mm approx. 220 lengths (528m) $750 ono ring Owen 0428 890 107. FrEE keyring torch with every sale over $20 at Thrifty Link Hardware, Balaklava.

HAMLEY Bridge Secondhand and Collectables. 16 Light Street, Hamley Bridge. Open Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm. Buying and selling furniture, household items and old tools. Specialising in pre 1960s goods. Goods may be sold on consignment. Ring Geoff 0403 874 716.

IPHONE 4S. Connect now, Telstra Plans available. Balaklava Electronics 8862 1552. JAYcO Heritage pop top. 2003 single axle, air-conditioned, single beds, roll out awning. $21,000. Phone 8528 2550 Mobile 0439 327 962. MAZDA 121, 1996, low kms, 5 speed manual, new tyres, recon radiator, very clean and tidy. Good 1st car or town car. Reg XEK 969. Mechanical checks welcome $2,499 o.n.o. Phone 0420 315 363.

OAtEN hay, small squares, shedded. Good quality. $5.50 inc gst per bale. Phone 8862 1207. QUALItY Christmas trees, decorated. Various size trees, wreaths and large garlands. Starting from $50. Quality products, call Tracey 0408 807 658 - Owen.

• 5.30pm Tee Off • $10 Includes BBQ

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WHEELcHAIr as new, large wheels $450. Home brew kit, all accessories included $150. Phone 8862 1845.

AIrOFIt Walker, good condition $50 ono. Ph 0431 681 524.

Tickets: • Concession/Student $8 • Adults $10 • Child $5 • Family tickets $25 (2 + 2) extra child $2.50

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tOYOtA Landcruiser GXL, 7 seater wagon AWD, 1990, reg VUK 462, 428,000 km, near new tyres, twin tanks serviced every 10,000 km, books supplied, air conditioned $7,700 including gst. Mobile 0407 720 236.

SEEDLINGS $2.50 each until sold out at Thrifty Link Hardware, Balaklava.

SEt of 4 mags $200 o.n.o. Cot, pine, 2 years old, $100 o.n.o. Breast pump $20. Vacuum cleaner, ok, $10. Electric dog warmer $10. Phone 0427 901 043.

tOYOtA 4.2lt Landcruiser Troopy 1991, reg until 4/4/13 SWD214 $7,000 ono. Phone 0418 824 993.

GYM York 2001 Bench, weights & various bars. $90 Ph 0438 682 153. MEN’S pushbike with helmet, electric griddle plate, beer fridge, microwave oven, $10 each o.n.o. Phone 8862 1845. PIANO Werner upright. Needs restoration or use for spare parts. $60 Ph 0438 682 153

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GArAGE and craft sale. Jewellery, craft, gifts, junk. Saturday December 8, 11 Humphrey Street, Balaklava 9am to 4pm. MASSIVE second hand parts garage sale, Saturday December 15, 9am to 4pm. Sunday December 16, 10am - 2pm. Aussie by Design. Highway One, Port Wakefield.

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

LONG Plains Ladies Hall Guild raffle. Drawn at Dublin November 28, 2012. 1st - 925 Stoddy. 2nd 1460 Kerralie Rayner. 3rd 146 Russell Miller. 4th 1984 Tayla Lenton. 5th 976 Lindy Kuchl. 6th 1256 Lenice Cox. 7th 050 Peter Heaven. 8th 1473 Darcy. 9th 1554 Joy McLaren. 10th 1498 Kelly Klingberg SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $90 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.

WantEd

WHY put your old electrical equipment in landfill when we can recycle them free of charge to you. Contact 0407 605 779 or 8862 2263.

WantEd to Buy

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

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

Birth

HArt - JOHNS. Mileah and Lachlan are thrilled to announce the arrival of Isobel Ruby 22/11/12. A gorgeous little sister for Eliza. Thanking all at G.H.S.

EngagEmEnt

WOULD - WISEMAN. Jenny and Ador Redden of Roseworthy and Brenton Would of Riverton, together with Geoff and Karyn Wiseman of Balaklava, are delighted to announce the engagement of Thomas and Tess on October 20, 2012. Congratulations, love and best wishes from all of us.

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tILLEr - Delphie Muriel “Auntie Delph.” Formerly of Grace Plains. Passed away peacefully at Butler’s View Nursing Home, Mallala on November 23, 2012. Aged 96 years. Loved daughter of Charles and Muriel. Sister of Nellie, May, Tom, Dick, Vera, Jack, Gladys and Gordon (all deceased). Much loved auntie of 13 nieces and nephews. Great-auntie of 43 nieces and nephews. Great-great auntie of 41 nieces and nephews. And “Auntie” to many. Delphie’s family sincerely thank Doctor Burford and staff at Butler’s View Nursing Home Mallala, for their loving care. Privately buried in the Grace Plains Cemetery. Rev. Doug Hosking kindly officiated. DURDIN & FORGIE Family Funerals Balaklava A.F.D.A Phone: 8862 2101. tILLEr - Delphie Muriel. Passed away peacefully November 23, 2012. Sister of Dick and sister-in-law of Gwen (both deceased). A dear auntie of Allan and Jennifer, Helen and John, John and Christine, Anne and Robert, great and great-great nieces and nephews. A special aunt now reunited with her beloved brothers and sisters. The end of an era.

in mEmoriam

GrIGG - Nollene Alice. Passed away 1 year ago 04/12/12. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear. Love always Nicole, Jason, Keisha & Tamika. GrIGG, Nollene. One long and lonely year ago on December 4th. Our beautiful Mum. We thought of you today, but that is nothing new. We thought of you yesterday, and will tomorrow too. Life’s not the same without you. Miss you everyday and love you forever. Lots of Love, Mel and Brad xxxx GrIGG, Nollene. One sad year ago on 4th December. Our hearts still ache with sadness. And secret tears will flow. But what it meant to lose you, no-one will ever know. Loved and missed so much everyday. Love Tash, Neil, Catelyn, Kane and Taylor xxxx

rEturn thanks

GUNtEr Robert Henry (Bob). Helen and her family would like to thank relatives and friends for the many cards, flowers and expressions of sympathy we have received. Your care and support has helped us through this difficult time, and is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

We would like to sincerely thank the C.F.S units, volunteers, private units and neighbours who helped to extinguish the fire on our property at Hoyleton on Tuesday November 27. Your help was greatly appreciated. Leith and Lenore Reinke.

Adult Services

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Coming Events AVON

CHRISTMAS DISPLAY

Open To Public 1 Day Only

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8, 2012 11am to 3pm

• Avon Hall, Avon Road • Entry $2p/person • Trading Table • Tea & Coffee

Info 8867 1127 or 8867 1120

Gallery Guide

BALAKLAVA COURTHOUSE GALLERY

where heritage & art combine.

6 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Enquiries: Jo May 8862 2342 or 8862 1173 Now Showing … Have you seen Emily Taylor’s “Can-Can Christmas” or the beautiful Celtic cross handcrafted in copper by Robert Bartholomaeus? Or Horizon Christian School younger students’ charming Christmas postage stamp designs? You have only 3 more weeks to enjoy them at “A Christmas Festival”, open at the Balaklava Courthouse Gallery until Sunday December 16. Local community groups, schools, churches and businesses have been invited to exhibit their expression of Christmas and to spread some cheer to their nominated charity at the same time. Visitors to “A Christmas Festival” are invited to vote with a gold coin for their favourite display, with proceeds going to the exhibitor’s charity of choice. Perhaps take the opportunity to enjoy “A Christmas Festival” during special opening hours on Sunday December 16, from 5.30 pm before “Carols by Candlelight” in Balaklava’s Triangle, and for an hour after the carols. Or call in to the Gallery during normal open hours to enjoy the Gallery’s final exhibition for 2012 - share the Christmas spirit and celebrate what is a charming, sometimes humorous, but delightful and very individual expression of Christmas! Christmas Shopping at the Gallery The Gallery’s Gift Shop is brimming with affordable handcrafted gifts – retro “pinnies’ in beautiful fabrics, appealing pot holders and kids’ kitchen sets in eyecatching colours, deliciously perfumed aromatherapy candles and soaps, our famous ironing board covers in a variety of colours and patterns, pretty fabric hairclips and handcrafted jewellery for little girls (and bigger ones!), slimline handbag mirrors in groovy designs and the cuddliest soft teddy bears – something for almost everyone. Shop for a unique Christmas gift and share the festive season at your local community Gallery - and we’re open on Sundays! Supervisors’ “Thank You” Tea Gallery supervisors are reminded that a special “Thank You” tea will be held at the Gallery this Thursday December 6th at 6pm. The Gallery Committee acknowledges the wonderful contribution made by the more than 50 volunteers who help keep the Gallery open for all to enjoy. Thank you all so much! The Balaklava Courthouse Gallery Open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 2- 4pm, and by appointment, until Sunday December 16 2012.

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OWEN, Gay, Chris & Fiona would like to thank all CFS personnel and private units that attended the fire at Hoyleton last week. tO the CFS units and local farmers for fighting fires on our property at Kybunga. Hayes family.

tHE Williams family would like to sincerely thank all volunteers and CFS units that attended the fire at Hoyleton on Tuesday November 27. We also acknowledge the exceptional efforts of the many private units that attended. Thank you all for quelling a potentially nasty incident so promptly.

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Applications are invited for persons interested in undertaking a 12 month full-time traineeship at Harvest Christian School Kadina for 2013, in the area of Information Technology. This position would ideally suit, but not limited to, a young school-leaver who is enthusiastic about technology, and would like a solid entry point into the computer industry without going to university. For further information and an application form, visit our website: harvest.sa.edu.au Applications Close 7/12/2012

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PORT WAKEFIELD

Wakefield Newsagency Invitation to- Ptattend PRICE - Price General Store the NRM Board meeting ROSEWORTHY - Roseworthy Roadhouse

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An attractive remuneration package KADINA will be negotiated with the successful - Kadina Newsagency applicant.

WATERVALE - Watervale General Store WALLAROO 3445171 - Wallaroo Newsagency

KAPUNDA

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Draft Business Plan for Natural Resources Management "We cover the plains"

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STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS REPORT DRAFT FOR CONSULTATION Your District, Your Say. You are invited to have a say about the future planning and development of the District Council of Mallala. Following consultation on a Technical Issues Paper earlier this year, the District Council of Mallala has, under Section 30 of the Development Act 1993, prepared a draft Strategic Directions Report that addresses the strategic issues within the district, as well as identifying appropriate amendments to Council’s Development Plan. The report provides direction on the land use and infrastructure requirements for the District Council of Mallala over the next 15-20 years. Council seeks input on these and other issues in order to finalise the report, prior to submitting the Strategic Directions Report to the Minister for Planning.

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If you would • Virginia Nurserylike further information about the Strategic Directions Report, contact Gary Mavrinac, General Manager Infrastructure and Planning on 8520 3360 or at info@mallala.sa.gov.au Charles Mansueto CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA

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Further Information The Strategic Directions Report can be Position Vacant viewed on line at www.mallala.sa.gov.au. The Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Hard copies are available during normal Management Board invites community Phone: 8862 1710 (NRM) or 8862 1977, Fax: 8862 1997 office hours at the Mallala Council Offices members to provide feedback on its draft Mail: PO BOX 63, Balaklava SA 5461 at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, Two Wells 2013 - 2016 Business Plan. Service Centre at 69 Old Port Wakefield Email: producer@rbe.net.au Web: www.plainsproducer.com.au PART TIME Road, Two Wells, and the Two Wells Library The draft Business Plan, which is part of the at 61 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells. Northern and Yorke Regional NRM Plan,

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The District Council of Mallala has prepared a draft Strategic Plan for public consultation consistent with the Local Government Act 1999. The Plan maps out goals, outcomes and strategies to guide Council’s operations for the next four years. The current draft has been prepared following input from Council’s advisory committees, Council and staff. Council is now taking feedback from the community The draft Strategic Plan is available for public inspection at the Council Offices, Council libraries and the Two Wells Service Centre from Wednesday, December 5, 2012 to Thursday January 31, 2013. Copies of the Draft Plan can also be purchased at the Council Offices or viewed on the Council’s website www. mallala.sa.gov.au. Written submissions regarding the Draft Plan will be accepted by the District Council of Mallala until 5pm on Thursday, January 31, 2013. All submissions should be addressed to ‘The Chief Executive Officer’, PO Box 18, Mallala, SA, 5502. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer

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Temporary Road Closures Notice Under Section 33 Road Traffic Act 1961

BALAKLAVA

Sunday December 16, 2012

Portions of Edith Terrace and George Street, Balaklava, between the roundabout to Scotland Place and includes a portion of Scotland Place, Balaklava, will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5.30pm and 9.30pm on Sunday December 16, 2012 for the Balaklava Community Carols. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298.

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Friday December 21, 2012

Harley Street, Blyth between South Terrace and Guildford Street, Blyth, will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5pm and 10.30pm on Friday December 21, 2012 for the Blyth Christmas Street Carnival. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298.

HAMLEY BRIDGE

Saturday December 22, 2012

Light Street, Hamley Bridge between Gilbert Street and Barry Street, Hamley Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5.30pm to 10.30pm on Saturday December 22, 2012 for the Hamley Bridge Christmas Parade. SA Police will be in attendance for any traffic disruption affecting Gilbert Street. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298.

Owen

Monday December 24, 2012

Main Street, Owen from Third Street to Railway Terrace, Owen will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5pm and 9.30pm on Monday December 24, 2012 for the Owen Christmas Eve Celebrations. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298. For further details, contact Infrastructure Services Manager, David Hassett, Wakefield Regional Council on 8862 0800.

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Pursuant to Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, the District Council of Mallala authorises the closure of Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells between Gawler Road and Drew Street from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Friday December 14, 2012 for the Two Wells Christmas Street Parade and Party. All vehicles exceeding 5 tonne will be required to detour the township via Mallala Road, Gawler Road, Brooks Road or Hayman Road as Drew Street has a 5 tonne load limit (emergency vehicles, buses, council vehicles and service vehicles exempt). Participants of the Christmas Street Parade and Party are exempt of all road rules relating to pedestrian behaviour during the time frames of the road closure. For more details contact District Council of Mallala (08) 8527 0200. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer

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Edith Terrace, Balaklava, from Howe Street to Scotland Place, Scotland Place, Balaklava, from Edith Terrace to George Street, and George Street, Balaklava, from Edith Terrace to Scotland Place, will be closed to vehicular traffic between 5pm and 9pm on Friday December 21, 2012 for the Balaklava and Districts Lions Christmas Parade. Participants of this event are exempt from observing Australian Road Rules 221, 230, 237, 238, 264, 265, 266, 268, 269 and 298.

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

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PUBLIC NOTICE SECTION 7 The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.

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

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

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.

ATTENTION ALL PROPERTY OWNERS

Balco Australia has adjacent to its new entrance at Bowmans a 14 year old, 3 bedroom System Built transportable home for sale.

We have experienced a record number of Spring Sales and still have genuine buyers on our database. Please contact us for all your Real Estate needs, specialising in your area.

The house is to be removed from the property and relocated.

• Low maintenance property with potential to put your own stamp on • 2 bedroom home with built-in robes in the main • Separate bath, shower & toilet • Open plan living with cosy kitchen, pantry & split system A/C • Front & rear verandah & double garage

BALAKLAVA - NEW

Interested persons can pick up an info pack at the front desk, Balco Aust, Balakalva office or by ringing 08 88 620000 with your address details.

BALAKLAVA • • • •

Inspections strictly by appointment

Kitchen appliances, bedheads, desks, office equipment, cupboards, chest of draws, bookcases, toy box, pictures, outdoor table and chairs, various garden tools, wipper snipper, plants, statues, mens/ ladies golf clubs and buggies, gym equipment, pot belly stove, stereo & speakers. EX WILLIAMS MECHANICAL REPAIRS. Panel Beaters kit, slide hammer set, spray gun, kerosene gun, UV light, heat gun, orbital sander, toolboxes x 4, die grinder, set of reamers to 1”1/4, hones, ring compressors, hydraulic jacks x 3, socket set, hydraulic puller set,Raytek heat sensor gun, battery charger, grease gun, hydraulic press,12v hydraulic power pack, set imperial o/s spanners. Variety of spare parts, toolboxes, press, jacks, electrical equipment, jump starter, panel beating tools, spanners etc.. • Genuine clearance due to moving interstate • Number system to apply • ID required • Cash on the day of sale

AUCTION

Thursday December 20, 10.30am

$242,000

BALAKLAVA

$309,000

BALAKLAVA

$319,000

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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

• Kick back on the front deck of this beautifully presented 4 bedroom home. • 4 year old home on approx 5 acres • Spacious open plan living, 2 bathrooms & a study • Outdoor entertaining space & secure rear yard.

BLYTH - NEW HALBURY

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RENTAL 58 Edith Tce, Balaklava

Address: 190 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453 | P: 8842 1154 | F: 8842 1273 | E: office@midnorthrealestate.com.au |

ALMA

Lot 501 Alma Road

AUCTION

Friday December 14, 11.30am

House and land containing approximately 1.822 HA Great rural view with room to move

626 Saints Road (1.338 Ha)

$355,000

This is when bigger is best. Immaculately presented 4 or 5 bedroom home w/- 2 living area

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$180/week

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

BALAKLAVA

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. Other features include a carport, rainwater storage and a tremendous location close to the main street.

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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

BALAKLAVA

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

NEW PRICE $265,000

• 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 and enough land for hobby farming

This home is set in the Alma hills and has rural views over the adjoining valley. There has been a new kitchen installed with some finishing still required so you will be able to select and install the fittings to suit your own preferences. The home does require some renovations but you have the area and the building all there ready to improve and if you do it right, you will have a lovely asset for the future. Properties with a bit of land are rare at the moment so arrange an inspection now.

$184,000

$144,950

• 2 bedroom home on 1,000sqm in Blyth • Easy walk to Main Street • Ideal for investment or first home buyer

This property consists of a 3 bedroom stone cottage home with ample storage rooms and area at the rear of the home. The main portion of the home has ornate ceilings and timber floors and some have lino coverings. The home also has a semi tiled bathroom that does require some attention however the basics are there and it is useable until you are ready to renovate. The rear of the home has a stone wall feature and with some imagination it could be a very nice little area. This property could be in the lower price bracket and it may be the bargain you have been waiting for.

20 Short Terrace

NEW PRICE $319,000

• Built in 2009, features open plan kitchen/meals and spacious rumpus room. • Kitchen includes WI pantry and stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. • 4 good sized bedrooms, 2 with BIR, main features a bay window, WIR & ensuite • Ducted evap A/C, comb heating • Securely fenced rear yard include storage shed, low maintenance garden, landscaped front garden, gable outdoor living area carport UMR

RLA : 230661

22 GEORGE STREET BALAKLAVA SA 5461 Vendor: Sean Williams 0457 592 924 Agent: Peter Butterfield 0417 884 877

18 Edward Street

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

• Concrete driveway, double carport, garage with workshop. • 3 bedrooms, two with BIR, a good sized lounge room, • Kitchen has lots of cupboard space handy breaky bar & new bench tops. • Dining room leads out to a fern house, modern bathroom • Out the back is a fully lined room with A/C • Other features include 2 x s/system A/C, secure fencing, solar power

December 15 at 9am - 63 Fisher St, Balaklava

PORT WAKEFIELD

NEW PRICE $198,000

BALAKLAVA

SUNDRY AUCTION

$130,000

BALAKLAVA

It is a huge home with so many features, that it will be hard to mention them all. The kitchen/dining area is very roomy and the magnificent timber kitchen with modern conveniences would be a highlight in any home. There is also a formal dining room or as it is today the kids play room. A full length hallway adjoins the 4 bedrooms with built in cupboards and the master bedroom, having a walk in robe and en-suite. To add to all of this is the large office, fully tiled 3 way bathroom and a big laundry with abundant room & cupboard space. Other features of the home include ducted air conditioning, slow combustion heating, fully insulated and a entertaining area overlooking the back yard. The blokes don’t miss out either as it has a 70’x30’x12’ shed with concrete floor and power connected, 60’x30’x12’ open front shed along with a 12’x12’ lean-to, 20’x10’x8’ garage and to top it off a car garage. Contact us to inspect.

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

FOR RENT

• 2 bedroom unit Balaklava $195 p/week • 3 bedroom Home Balaklava $210 p/week available 1/12/12 • 4 bedroom Balaklava $240 p/week

UNDER CONTRACT

• 63 Fisher Street, Balaklava • 51 Railway Terrace, Balaklava

Vacant Land

WATTLE RIDGE ESTATE STAGE 2 • 9 lots remaining • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Wide frontages • Price range $68,950 to $92,950

SOLD

• Hoyleton Hotel • 46 Edith Tce, Balaklava

RLA 150 881

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Wasleys takes points against Riverton What a weekend with the odd thunderstorm and rain – fortunately, all matches commenced on schedule and each was completed. Looking at the Division One matches from the weekend, the key result featured Wasleys’ defeat of Riverton. A margin of 10 shots and two rinks up in Wasleys’ favour saw the side leapfrog Riverton into fourth spot. Nicolai (W) defeated Griffiths (R) by three shots and McQuade (W) easily accounted for Mullins (R) by 15 shots. Riverton’s only rink points came courtesy of Rogers’ eight shot advantage over Grady (W). Port Wakefield had a tight match against Owen, but eventually won by nine shots

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despite having only one rink up. For Port Wakefield, W McPharlin’s 13 shot win over G Bubner (O) covered Murphy’s (PW) one shot and G McPharlin’s (PW) three shot losses to T Harkness (O) and N Harkness (O), respectively. The final match saw Balaklava score a commanding 26-shot victory over Mallala with all rinks up. Hawke (B) recorded a six shot win over

CARS ripped up the track at Mallala Motorsport Park on Saturday, with the MallaNats (Mallala Performace Nationals) attracting more than 100 entrants. • Pictured is a Holden gemini revving up the crowd as he leaves track officials in a cloud of smoke. n More photos, page 17

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BALAKLAVA Primary School students hit the pool last Friday for their annual swimming carnival. The morning was shortly interrupted by a shower of rain, but kids were soon back in the water and competing for glory. • Pictured is Cooper Allen in a freestyle event. n More photos, page 16

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