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THE STORY BEHIND BALAKLAVA’S TOWN ENTRANCE

our top students in class of their own Louise Michael reports

The hard slog of Year 12 is over, but the real work is yet to come for our top Year 12 students. Students from four local schools were high achievers. Balaklava students – Horizon Christian School’s Jordan Hamann and Balaklava High School’s Rebecca Mahony – were ecstatic and relieved when they received their results on December 19 and were announced Dux of their respective schools.

REBECCA Mahony ... enjoyed Year 12. Jordan, pictured earning holiday cash cutting apricots near Loxton, obtained an almost perfect ATAR score (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank)

of 99.40, studying Physics, Chemistry, Maths Studies, Specialist Maths and Research Project. Rebecca obtained a score of 96.15, studying

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subjects Legal Studies, Biology, English Studies, Economics and Research Project Riverton and District High School’s Dux, Nikki Dunn, obtained 92.35 and Kapunda High’s Dux, Suzanne Reynolds obtained 98.25 and also received a Merit Award in chemistry. (Gaining an ATAR means students can use their South Australian Certificate of EducationSACE - towards university entry.) Jordan said: “You have to put your studies first, but you also have to have a good balance in your life.” “Working hard and getting good results in Year 12, affects your future.” n Continued Page 2 n MORE GREAT RESULTS, PAGES 12 & 13

rocky, rosa, SOPHIE ... and more top citizens, go to page 7, 8 & 9

Reprimand for councillor Pain

ABOUT four minutes was all it took for Judge Paul Muscat to hand down a verbal reprimand to Wakefield Regional Council elected member, Darryl Pain, ending a lengthy legal process spanning several months. Cr Pain was facing two complaints lodged against him for allegedly failing

Les Pearson reports: to disclose a conflict of interest at council meetings, contrary to section 74 of the Local Government Act. The two items discussed at the council meetings surrounded the sale of the former works depot at Port Wakefield,

and the town’s community wastewater management scheme. These matters were discussed at Wakefield Regional Council meetings on April 27, 2011 and October 26, 2011. Cr Pain appeared in the District Court on December 20, where Judge Muscat handed down his judgement, scolding

Cr Pain for the two breaches. Cr Pain said WRC also received a stern chastising from Judge Muscat, given no one raised the conflict concerns at the meetings of the respective breaches. n Continued Page 4

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Water babes try H2 Oh, Oh, Oh! Water Awareness sessions started on Monday at Balaklava Swimming Pool. Sessions are for infants and toddlers, aged from six months to four years, providing an opportunity for them to become familiar with water and learn safe ways to enter the pool, while being in a fun, safe and relaxed environment. “The program helps parents and caregivers to teach their children about water awareness through play,” said qualified swimming teacher, Shirley Lands. And it’s not just for mums, with dads and grandparents particularly encouraged to take part with their children. This year, more than 40 youngsters have enrolled in the program. Sessions will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from January 14 to 25. If you are interested in learning more about this program, drop in at the pool anytime from 9.30am to LITTLE Lucy Mudge is all smiles a she enjoys the 12.30pm on those days and speak to a member of the water with mum, Danielle. Water Awareness Group. Recent information proves water safety and awareness is vital to prevent drownings. Disturbingly, there were 21 drowning deaths nationwide during the recent Christmas period. Statistics provided by Royal Life Saving (RLS) reveal there were 284 drownings from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, Highest number of drowning deaths (37 per cent) occurred in inland waterways with 104 drownings, 55 beach drownings and 22 in swimming pools. Basically, drownings can occur anywhere there’s water – from lakes, rivers and dams, to baths and backyard pools. RLS says over the last 10 years, about 50,000 children have left primary school every year, unable to meet minimum swimming and water safety standards, of swimming 50 metres and treading water for two minutes. Hunter Smith keeps a firm grip on anything that This means there are in the region of half a floats – with lots of help from mum, Ebony Auerbach. million young Australians who can’t swim.

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Our top students in a class of their own • From Page 1 Jordan was one of 25 students in the state who was awarded a governor of SA commendation for outstanding achievement. He will receive this special award at a SACE merit ceremony with all other merit award students at Government House on February Suzanne 12. Jordan Reynolds is heading to Adelaide University this year to study a four year Nikki Dunn course in Mechatronic Engineering. Rebecca said her favourite subject was Legal Studies. “I enjoyed Year 12 and didn’t find the year too stressful,” she said. “Time management is very important and you can’t leave things until the last minute,” she said. Rebecca is not having a gap year, and is looking forward to studying Law and International Relations over the next five years at Adelaide University.

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NEWS v Balaklava

What have they done?

Louise Michael reports: WAKEFIELD Regional Council’s planned town entry statements for Balaklava may have been scarred before the first sod is turned, after excessive tree lopping created an eyesore at the town’s western entrance. First appearances usually make a lasting impression. So what can be said about the unattractive hacking of pine trees along Port Wakefield Road, on the outskirts of Balaklava, to Bowmans? Creating unique entrances to the town is an objective in council’s Balaklava Concept Plans and Design Guidelines draft. “It was important to have defined entries that attract, welcome and guide visitors,” the Gateways concept said. “There is an opportunity to develop well defined entrances that are unique and distinctive and entice people into the town.” It is now unique. The pine trees in question are on private property, owned by John Chapman. Mr Chapman, and his brother and carer, David, were never advised the trees were going to be trimmed, let alone “butchered.” “I’m very disappointed and disgusted with what has happened,” John said. Initially, John thought the trees might have been cut by electricity provider contractors, who had previously advised they were going to trim a corner tree on the property. SA Power Networks confirmed their contractors did not cut the pine trees. The road in question is in front of Mr Chapman’s home and comes under the ownership of Department of Planning, Transport and

ABOVE: Balaklava’s western town entrance as it is now – and the concept from Balaklava’s town plan. RIGHT: Reporter Louise Michael measures pine trees on Railway terrace, which also are due to be lopped.

We uncover the story behind the butchered pines of Balaklava’s town entrance Infrastructure (DPTI). They claim private landholders were not notified, as “(WRC) was informed and raised no issues”. “DPTI is required to maintain a clear zone along roadsides, however the clearance requirement may be varied at specific locations at council request but requires council to agree in writing to accept any consequential liability,” a department spokesperson said. “In this instance, DPTI verbally consulted with WRC who advised they were happy for DPTI to undertake this work.” WRC chief executive officer,

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Cate Atkinson, confirmed the department had informed council of the tree trimming but did not expect the pines to be cut back as severely as they were. “We weren’t aware they would be pruned back to that extent,” Mrs Atkinson said. She believed it was not an isolated incident, with DPTI undertaking a rigorous pruning program statewide, frustrating many councils around the state. “Council would prune with a usual ascetic amenity perspective in mind,” Mrs Atkinson said. “They prune with an infrastruc-

ture focus, so how we would have done it certainly differs.” DPTI claims the “main intention of the trimming work was to re-establish the clearances required on the existing shoulder”. The department also confirmed road shoulders are not being upgraded at this stage. DPTI maintains a vertical clearance of five metres, spanning from one shoulder, across the road, to the other shoulder. The shoulder starts from the edge of the bitumen, or from edge lines if they are present. DPTI aims to achieve in excess

of one metre for the shoulder, having the same distance on each side of the road. Many factors determine the shoulder width, such as width of the road, and trees near the roadside. DPTI said it was essential to ensure roads were safe for the passage of all legal vehicles. Overhanging vegetation could obscure sight distance around curves, important road signage, and restrict sight distance for vehicles attempting to turn onto a major road. In addition, large vehicles such as semi-trailers or agricultural machines could collide with vegetation, which is overhanging the road, and become a hazard for following vehicles. The section in question, on Port Wakefield Road, is in a 50km/h speed zone, a straight stretch of road, and is constantly used by trucks heading to Bowmans and beyond, with no previously reported incidents. There are no lines marked on the side of the road, so the distance from the edge of the bitumen to the fence is about 6.8 metres, with another metre to the actual trees, which are inside the boundary fence. Tree felling contractors operated under instruction from DPTI. So what is going to happen to the entrance, one with pine trees that provided shade for many travellers who stopped under them for a cuppa? “Many people used to pull under the shade of the trees for a rest and a morning tea break, which was nice to see,” Mr Chapman said. “All we can do now, is hope the trees reshoot and green up again.” Pine trees along Railway terrace, in Balaklava by the railway yards, are also expected to be “trimmed” in future. Trees in other council areas also have been lopped.

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Promise of ‘more say’ for regions Regional communities will have greater input and influence on the decisions that matter most to them, through the State Government’s Regional Statement for South Australia. Minister for Regional Development, Gail Gago, said the recently-released draft Regional Statement 2012 enhanced the government’s commitment to ensuring the future prosperity of the regions. “This Statement highlights the essential contribution made by regional South Australia to the State’s economy and outlines a ‘framework for prosperity’ for regional communities to drive forward change from the bottom-up,” Ms Gago said. “I have asked the advisory body, the Regional Communities Consultative Council (RCCC), to undertake targeted community consultation on this draft Statement to seek comment and feedback. “This draft Regional Statement is part of a conversation between the government and regional communities to work in partnership, ensuring future prosperity for regions and all South Australians.” •For more information visit www.pir.sa.gov.au/ regions/regional_statement

Community concern over Thompson Beach trees ABOUT 70 people attended a community meeting regarding the future of a strip of native trees and plants along the Thompson Beach esplanade. The nature strip, about 15 metres wide and two kilometres long, is earmarked for removal to construct a levee bank, protecting the town from tidal flooding. Thompson Beach resident, Norm Trestrail, said a number of residents were against the removal of the native vegetation.

“I’m not against the levee bank but I don’t want to see the destruction of native flora and fauna habitats,” he said. “All we want to do it get it repositioned.” A committee was formed at the meeting to address the issue and while it is yet to be officially named, Mr Trestrail coined the title “Thompson Beach Greenzone Committee” as a possible option. Three District Council of Mallala elected members attended the meeting,

including mayor, Duncan Kennington, and chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto. Mr Trestrail said the communication lines between the town and council have now been opened, which is a positive step in finding an alternative solution. “Mr Mansueto is prepared to talk and discuss the matter with us and we will be meeting with council management at the end of this week,” he said. A few options have

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already been devised by the committee, which will be put to DCM at this week’s meeting. Mr Trestrail said the community response to date has been excellent. “The turn out on Sunday surprised me, it really did,” he said. “Overall, the meeting went well.” The potential of tidal flooding was once again thrust into the spotlight this week on the back of an inquiry submission from the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources

(DEWNR). It was in response to a Productivity Commission inquiry into how well the nation’s authorities are planning for global warming. DEWNR’s submission states relocating smaller, vulnerable coastal communities to higher ground could be a possibility, similar to what happened at Grantham in Queensland following the floods of 2010. A shift was not necessarily imminent, with figures based on 100-year sea level modelling.

PAIN ON REPRIMAND:

‘It could have all been done without going to court’ • From Page 1 Judge Muscat’s findings are yet to be published on the Courts SA website and therefore were unavailable for publication in this edition. Cr Pain accepted the decision and the subsequent reprimand. “I’m not relieved, I’m just glad it is done and dusted with,” he said. “I would have accepted any outcome quite gladly. “At the end of the day, it could have all been done without going to court.” He believed the whole process was a real learning curve, albeit at a significant personal expense. “I may have to disclose a potential conflict of interest on a lot more issues now but I also have a clearer understanding of when other people may have a conflict of interest as well,” Cr Pain said. “I still stand by what I did and what I thought was right. “I’m not going to stop doing what I have been doing and that is trying to get the best result for council.” WRC chief executive officer, Cate Atkinson, said Cr Pain’s case was a wake-up call for all elected members. “I think it was a timely reminder for anyone in decision making roles to be aware of the Local Government Act,” she said. “There is also the requirement for elected members to be aware and have an understanding of meeting procedures.” Mrs Atkinson said council has been working to get councillors up to speed with all the required information, holding training sessions to bolster their awareness of the relevant provisions.

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id everyone have a nice Christmas and New Year? Did you received something special for Christmas? Some gifts in our house were classics, such as a shirt with a tag that said “Wash when dirty”. Dah. And a new mobile phone which proved a challenge for a slightly technologically challenged individual. It brought huge bursts of laughter when the new phone owner tried to scroll down their list of contacts, and ended up making an accidental phone call to someone completely different. And on another occasion, was trying to send a text message and ended up taking a photo of their lap! One very useful present was a 15 litre water container. Each day, we’ve stacked this with large blocks of ice, covered with water, resulting in water cold enough to give us brain freeze. But it has saved the fridge from being opened a thousand times! Another year gone, and just after the Christmas decorations have been put away, shock horror, hot cross buns are out already in some shops, before December had finished! Why is this necessary? Pure commercialism. Anyway, lots has happened over the break, with weddings, funerals, 21st (and other ages!) birthdays, and babies born around the district. Some who turned 40 were Mark “Snowy” Loy and Mandy Tiller. And poor old Peter Tiller celebrated his birthday last week by having a back operation! Not a nice way to spend your birthday, although he will be moving like the Six Million Dollar Man when the doctors have finished with him! Back to mobile phones, but on a more serious note.

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I musT mention a very impressive facility at a 21st party I recently attended. I would rather pull out my finger nails than go to a portaloo, but at this 21st, I was very impressed by this Rolls Royce of loos. Not one, but two loos, and a separate bathroom/mirror area to make yourself bootiful! You’ve got a winner there, Keanan. Those of us who have one, have a list of contacts saved in them. But what if we were involved in an accident and someone picked up our phone to call a relative and couldn’t work out who to contact? There’s a new campaign out called ICE (In Case of Emergency). Mobile phone owners are being encouraged to enter ICE in their contact list, and save the number of

a person to be contacted if an emergency arises. You could even have ICE 2 with a second contact person. This great idea was thought up by a paramedic who found, when he attended accident scenes, there were always mobile phones with patients, but neither he, or the patients, knew who to call. It’s a great idea. Why not try it?

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Children aged 5-16 years are encouraged to register at the library for Summer Reading Club, which is open until January 29. Children have to read 10 or more books by the end of the school holidays. Rewards and prizes are on offer for those who complete the challenge District News Tickets are now on sale for the popular Bundaleer Festival, which is on March 22-24 in the beautiful forest setting near Jamestown. Acclaimed soprano, Greta Bradman, world class tenor Rosario la Spina and award winning jazz singer, Emma Pask, will headline the event. Children’s entertainer Peter Combe will also perform.

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As time goes by We’ll still have the occasional look-a-like, but this year, we’re trying something different. As we get older, our minds stay young, but appearances change, probably more so with men, as they look completely different for example, with or without a beard, or a full head of hair. But women’s hairstyles and colours change too. My father-in-law, John, tells a story of legendary sheep classer, Len Anderson. Len once told a class of young farm lads, first appearances usually count, and especially first thing in

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There have been a number of school staff retiring or transferring after many years at their schools. Riverton & District High School Deputy Principal, Bev Gumm, has retired after 28 years, five as Deputy, and 23 as senior co-ordinator. Bev will work part-time with staff at Riverton and Balaklava High Schools to implement a Years 8-12 careers development strategy. Balaklava High School Deputy Kathryn Taylor, started at the school in 1999 as English and French teacher, then in 2004 became English

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co-ordinator, and deputy from 2008 until last month. Kathryn is teaching English at Ardrossan Area School for a six month contract in 2013.

Former Mallala Primary School Principal, David Arthur, has retired from teaching after 51 years. David was Principal at Mallala for 27 years, and then provided relief teaching. He spent the last three years teaching at St Columba and has finally packed away the chalk, but not the quick wit and cheesy jokes! David plans to spend time travelling with wife Leila, seeing his children and grandchildren, doing volunteer work. Good luck to you all!

How have they changed over the years? the morning! Len related his advice to sheep, where he suggested “look at the head first.” It naturally followed when pursuing a girl further, Len encouraged the lads to call around to her parent’s home first thing in the morning. If the girl’s mother looked attractive while outside hanging out the washing, with curlers in her hair and a mouthful of pegs, it was safe to pursue the daughter!

But even if the daughter resembled the mum after many years, I’m sure she would still look different. So this is where our new “as time goes by” section is coming from. We’d like to show how people have changed in fairly recent history – a then and now, if you like! So start looking through your photo albums, school, work and sport photos for some blackmail material. Then either email them to me, or bring them in and we’ll scan them. The people must be current residents in our district, but don’t have to have grown up here. If you haven’t got a current photo for comparison,

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Hayley leaves home, aiming at performance boost in Sydney HOYLETON’S star Olympic shooter, Hayley Chapman, has taken the next big step to further her career by moving to Sydney. Chapman, who has spent her life to date on the family property just outside Hoyleton, made the move earlier this month. “Shooting is a very individual and isolated sport and I craved social interaction during training, which affected my motivation to train significantly,” she said. “I am now training everyday with my teammate, Emily Esposito. “It has already helped me greatly and we are monitoring each other’s training programs and keeping each other accountable.” 2012 was a breakthrough year for the pistol shooter, who made her Olympic debut in London and competed alongside father, David. The 20-year-old has already moved on from that experience and will put her training to one side next week as she takes on the role of ambassador for the Australian team competing at the

Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney. Having competed in the event herself four years ago, Chapman said she was looking forward to the challenge of helping the team. “Ambassadors play a very significant role at AYOF as athletes are looking for people to connect with,” she said. “Advice I would give is to soak in every moment and don’t get carried away with tomorrow or yesterday and just focus on whatever you’re doing right now. “I was able to spend a bit of time with the ambassadors in London and they were really open and gave some great advice, so I’ll be trying to relay that information on.” Following AYOF, Chapman will turn her attention to the 2013 season as she refocuses her goals for the new Olympic cycle. “2013 is a relatively quiet year for sport, but my goals are to consistently shoot performance qualification scores, compete in the World Cups and continue to improve my PB,” she said. “I am working a lot on my

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HAYLEY Chapman is training every day. precision shooting and want themselves and how they to get these scores matching reacted to different situations my rapid fire scores. including the media, crowds “London was a massive and disappointment. learning experience for me, as “I still have so much to I learnt things within myself, learn, but London definitely but was also able to watch was a kick in the right direchow other athletes prepared tion.”

Snowtown base for new rail work centre A NEW regional work centre created by the Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) at Snowtown will bolster local links with the nation’s rail network. It marks a new era for ARTC’s management of rail maintenance in Snowtown, with rail maintenance for Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) track in the area now delivered in-house from January 1. Snowtown is one of 11 new regional work centres created by ARTC across the country – each tasked with the care and maintenance of the standard gauge rail network in their respective areas. Previously, alliance partners delivered maintenance on a contract basis. The announcement from ARTC comes barely a few weeks after rail maintenance services left Balaklava with the closure of the Transfield depot last month. “Insourcing mainte-

nance is an exciting period of change for the company and the decision is a reflection of the condition of our asset base and the need to have a consistent approach to maintenance across the company,” ARTC CEO, John Fullerton, said. “This month we welcome more than 200 new staff to the organisation and build on our current connection with rural Australia through our regional work centres – local centres of expertise with skilled and experienced rail maintenance staff.” Five staff were employed at the Snowtown depot from January 1, responsible for looking after the track from Dry Creek to Crystal Brook in South Australia. “Many of the new staff have transferred over from our previous alliance partners, so they bring with them their extensive knowledge and experience of the local network, conditions and

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needs of the track,” Mr Fullerton said. “We are reaching the end of a significant amount of investment into the interstate rail network, and with that change comes a fresh focus on maintaining this improved and modern asset base. “Rail is intrinsically tied to this country’s history and the land, and it’s great that those with the greatest connection to the land in regional Australia are now part of the ARTC team looking after our rail corridor. “Our alliance partners have handed us a safe and well-conditioned network and we would like to thank them for the stewardship they have shown for the nation’s interstate railway over the last 14 years. “Our assets have grown, and they’re in great shape – our focus is on keeping them that way and innovating as we continue to mature as a company.”

PARHAM • Between January 8 and 9, an amount of cable and railway track was stolen from Webb Beach, Parham. WASLEYS • A VEHICLE parked at a business on Coleman Road, Wasleys, had two of its tyres slashed on January 8. WILD HORSE PLAINS • A RESIDENCE on First Street, Wild Horse Plains, had a fence set alight on January 12. PORT CLINTON • A 31-year-old woman from Port Clinton was recently reported for aggravated assault, which occurred on December 18, 2012. It is alleged she assaulted a police officer during a Families SA visit. LOWER LIGHT • BETWEEN January 5 and 6, entry was gained to an industrial business in Lower Light and an excavator was illegally used to cause damage within the premises. MALLALA • THE primary school in Mallala had trees and fencing damaged between January 5 and 6. BALAKLAVA • A 46-year-old man from Balaklava was reported for assault, which occurred on January 4. It is alleged that the man assaulted another person known to him.

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NEW ARRIVAL – MICHAEL, Tash and big sister Maddalyn welcomed the safe arrival of Ava Lee Olsen, born October 11 at Gawler Health Service. The family thanks midwife Roxanne Clisby for her support.

ENGAGED – Teagan Gregory and Matthew Birchmore celebrated their engagement with family and friends at the Owen Arms Hotel last Saturday night. Teagan is the daughter of Ian and Cath Gregory, of Owen and Matthew is the son of Neale and Karen Birchmore, of Mallala. Plains Producer, Wednesday January 16, 2013


NEWS v Citizens of the Year

‘Sold’ on Two Wells

Rocky and Rosa great ambassadors Not one but two people have been named citizen of the year in the annual District Council of Mallala Australia Day awards announced this month. Two Wells locals Rocky and Rosa Settimio, who are also proprietors of the town’s IGA store, were given the honours and will be presented with their certificates at a ceremony in Two Wells on Australia Day. The awards recognise outstanding achievement by groups or individuals who motivate and inspire others through their vision, leadership, talent, humility and community spirit. Rocky and Rosa have been the smiling faces behind the counter of the local IGA for many years, and were a little surprised at their nomination and subsequent honour. “I thought, this is not for real, it has to be a joke,” Rosa laughed when spoken to by the Echo. Information gleaned from the pair’s nomination form gives an insight into the many ways Rosa and Rocky have contributed to the community. They have donated thousands of dollars worth of goods to local sporting, community and charity groups, they employ local people and get behind community causes whenever they can. As it reads on the nomination form: “Rocky and Rosa make it their business to support the towns clubs and sporting organisations, supporting each and every one in an equitable fashion, asking for nothing in return. Visitors to the area are given directions, local information and guidance. “New residents are welcomed into the community. Plenty of goods are donated for raffles, tickets are sold, information is shared and the fabric of the community is held together by these fantastic ambassadors of our town.”

ABOVE: Two Wells IGA proprietors, Rocky and Rosa Settimio, are District Council of Mallala Citizens of the Year. LEFT: Sophie van Kleef is Wakefield Regional Council’s Young Citizen of the Year

BALAKLAVA’S Sophie van Kleef was announced as Wakefield Regional Council’s Young Citizen of the Year in mid December but it was kept a secret from her until she had returned from an overseas holiday. Her parents, Mark and Di, revealed the win close to New Year’s Eve. “They did so well to keep it to themselves,” Sophie laughed. “It was pretty amazing to find out.” While a strong contributor in several community-based pursuits, her efforts in a more recent community project really stand out. Sophie played a huge role in firstly forming the Shamus Liptrot Cycling Trail Committee in February last year, and then organising fundraising events to help construct the trail. The Shamus Liptrot Gala Ball, raised about $20,000, while a chocolate fundraiser also brought in just over $3000. The trail now stretches from the town to Balaklava golf course, with plans to eventually extend it to Halbury and beyond. Despite the time demands from her optometry course, she devoted a large amount of time and energy to the committee and the trail itself, working tirelessly to keep the project running. She was honoured to receive the accolade but heaped praise on those

Les Pearson reports: who encouraged her, the committee and the project. “The community support and the committee was fantastic,” Sophie said. “I wouldn’t have been able to do any of it by myself.” Her commitment to the cause was driven by determination from within her circle of friends to honour the memory of close mate and fellow Balaklava High School student, Shamus Liptrot, who passed away in 2011. Sophie will embark on her fourth year of optometry studies in coming weeks, a five-year course. She hopes to continue working with the cycling trail committee. “It has been challenging and I probably took on too much at the start but we got there eventually,” she laughed. “I’m really just looking forward to getting started on tree planting and doing some more fundraisers such as raffles and more chocolate drives. “I’m just hoping to continue fundraising for a wonderful cause because not only will the trail be extremely beneficial for the community, but Shamus was such an incredible friend, so it is wonderful that we can have the trail to not only remember but to honour him.”

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• Other Australia Day awards announced by DCM include The Community Group of the Year award, which went to the Two Wells/Lewiston Neighborhood Watch group for their successful Blue Light discos, and the Community Event of the Year award, which was bestowed upon the Mallala Melbourne Cup Community luncheon committee for its Mallala Melbourne Cup Community luncheon. The regular Blue Light discos organised by the Two Wells/Lewiston Neighborhood Watch group have become quite a hit with youngsters in the community, with as many as 150 gathering for the Friday night lock-ins. DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington, said he was looking forward to presenting all award winners with commemorative certificates at the Australia Day breakfast weekend. “I commend all winners,” Mr Kennington said. “Australia Day gives council and the community an opportunity to celebrate these people and all that is Australian. “There’s much to be proud of about our community and these people and groups are a great example of community spirit.” Members of the community are invited to attend the DCM’s Australia Day community breakfast in Two Wells on Saturday January 26. The morning will begin at 8am, with the local Red Cross group supplying a fully cooked breakfast and will conclude with the presentation of certificates to award winners. Three new Australian citizens will also be conferred during the proceedings.

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IVERTON’S Avis Przibilla is one of the town’s everyday heroes, a committed community contributor over a long stretch of time. Avis was announced as the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council central area’s Citizen of the Year recently. Like many in the town, her involvement in several community groups spans a number of decades and she is still going strong, a notable feat having celebrated her 90th birthday late last year. Her prowess at the pedals of a piano is somewhat of a hallmark of Avis’ contributions at local events, including church services, school functions, Christmas celebrations and during visits to the aged care facility and hospital. Avis also worked on the swimming pool and football club canteens, has been an active member of the local CWA and probus club, and helped organise debutante balls, along with hospital and Red Cross balls. It is just a snapshot of her community involvement over the years, having been born and raised in the town, but she is one of the first to raise their hand when help is needed. • The central area’s Young Citizen of the Year went to Riverton’s Patrick Callery, who has shown strong leadership, coupled with excellent sporting and voluntary service achievements. Patrick was a major contributor at Riverton and District High School, helping implement the school’s Fence Watch initiative, devising the new canteen menu and organised transition events for the local feeder primary school students. In line with his passion for sport, he was a key contributor in organising a quiz night to raise funds for air-conditioning in the school gymnasium.

CENTRAL Citizen of the Year, Lawrie Ablett, of Saddleworth, spends lots of time at his town bowling club. SOUTHERN Citizen of the Year, Avis Przibilla, Riverton, is passionate about music. – PICTURES by Lisa Redpath.

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SOUTHERN Young Citizen of the Year, Patrick Callery, of Riverton. Along with being a school prefect and SRC treasurer, Patrick was also a house captain and helped arrange school

swimming carnivals and sports events. His community involvement was acknowledged with a Highly

Commended for Order of Australia Student Citizenship Award. • Riverton Community Management Committee (CMC) was the recipient of the CGVC central area Community Event of the Year, for its four-day 2012 Tour Down Under event. It was a back-to-back award for the group. Despite the heat, about 3000 people braved the weather to enjoy the festivities and events hosted by community groups, based around the sprint leg for the first stage of the 2012 Tour Down Under. The CMC formed a sub-committee to convene the event, which comprised art and craft days, historical displays, organised rides on local trails, tours of various attractions and culminated in the Wheelie Fun Fair on the Sunday afternoon, featuring entertainment from live band, Gasoline Ali. LEFT: Southern Community Event of the Year, Riverton CMC members (from left) Robert Driver, chair Gary Davis and vice chair Julie Matthews.

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Young Citizen of the Year, Josh Nourse, of Saddleworth, helps look after the town oval.

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ADDLEWORTH’S Lawrie Ablett loves his bowls and his club. His service to the local sporting organisation commands much of his time and was part of him being named the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council central area’s Citizen of the Year. Lawrie spends an incredible amount of time at the club, ensuring the club is looking its best. He instigated the building of a small shed at the club for the club to collect and recycle bottles, which paid for itself within 12 months and is now a handy source of income for the club. Lawrie has also been involved with the Saddleworth Museum for the past 14 years and drives for Meals on Wheels with wife, Pat. His handyman services are also regularly utilised on various jobs at the James Masters Senior Citizens Homes in the town.

• Josh Nourse’s willingness to volunteer in the town has been recognised with the CGVC central area’s Young Citizen of the Year Award. At Riverton and District High School, Josh was the head prefect and a house captain, with his contributions recognised with the Caltex Best Allrounder and Long Tan awards. He also contributes his time at the local oval and caravan park, helping with maintenance and watering duties. Josh is also a keen cricketer and hockey umpire. • The annual CJ Dennis Festival, organised by a sub committee of the Auburn Community Development Committee, took out the CGVC central area’s Community Event of the Year Award. The event commemorates the famous Australian poet’s birthday, featuring readings of CJ Dennis’ work, live performances, music, while encompassing the district’s fine food and wines.

CENTRAL Community Event of the Year, Auburn CDC chair Alan Farwell with Megan Downer, of event major sponsor, Taylors Wines.

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NEWS v District

Government firm on GM crop ban

For a number of years local resident Dulcie Helps has been meeting with Owen Primary School students at the end of each school year to present them with a small gift. The children showed their appreciation by singing one of their favourite Christmas songs to thank her.

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Owen Primary School Village Fair was a huge success, with the community turning out in droves to support and enjoy the event. Groups of students had worked with staff and parents during the term to make or purchase a range of goodies, such as candles, plants, muffins and Christmas stockings to sell at the fair,

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Busy Beryl helps many Clare groups IF nomination forms are anything to go by, the 13-page submission including testimonials from several community groups and local residents is strong evidence Clare’s Beryl Pearse is an outstanding citizen. She was announced as a deserving recipient of Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council northern area’s Citizen of the Year. With her strong religious beliefs, Beryl has displayed Christian qualities across several groups in the district, including 18 years on the Clare Valley Christian Outreach, Friends of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels and the RSPCA, just to name a few. Her contributions as a St John volunteer has also played a major role in ensuring community events can go ahead, including Clare Motorcycle Club events, which named its reliability trial in honour of one of its life members, Beryl. • Clare local, Lucy McKinnon, was announced as CGVC northern area’s Young Citizen of the Year. Lucy has been working with local youth through her employment for the past 10 years but has also taken on extra responsibilities, including coordinator as the district’s Youth Advisory Council. This included assisting with camps and events in her personal time. Lucy was also selected as one of 12 young Australians to join the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition. • The Nat Dunstan Memorial Playground was built on the back of a fundraising dinner for 400 people, held at the Clare Town Oval. The event won the CGVC northern area’s Community Event of the Year. It raised $14,000 and helped develop a highly valued community asset, which has attracted plenty of use since its construction. Plains Producer, Wednesday January 16, 2013

held Wednesday, December 5. Students and community members enjoyed a sausage sizzle and a concert followed, with the crowd of more than 250 singing, cheering and laughing along with students. Awards were presented, and Year 7 graduates were then congratulated on the completion of their primary schooling.

The State government remains committed to its policy of prohibiting the commercial cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) food crops. Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Gail Gago said the Federal Government recently asked South Australia to review its position – but that will not be happening. “South Australia remains firmly committed to maintaining its GM bans and keeping its regulations in place at least until September 1, 2019,” Ms Gago said. “We will not be cutting this short. “The Federal government recently reviewed its Commonwealth’s Gene Technology Act and recommended those states with GM moratoria that have not been reviewed in the last three years commit to reviewing them by the end of 2014. “I have written to the Federal government and told them we will not be doing

this. SA’s clean green food bowl gives us a competitive edge in the market. “Our non-GM crops attract greater market prices and the exceptional quality of SA’s food bowl is synonymous with the State. We will not be doing anything to jeopardise this.” Ms Gago said there continued to be concerns about the long term impacts of genetically modified foods. “We are listening to these concerns,” she said. SA’s initial four-year prohibition was extended in 2008 because the government was concerned about the impacts of GM food crops on the integrity of the State’s conventional (non-GM) production systems Ms Gago said nothing had changed since that time. The State government would continue to listen to the market and community and not move to lift the ban unless there were compelling reasons.

Parkinson’s support group meets

THE Lower North Parkinson’s disease support group meets on the first Thursday of each month. Meetings alternate between Clare RSL Hall, Burton street, Clare and the Country North Community Services office in Balaklava. Meetings generally run from 10.30am until 12 noon and are a

mixture of health information, social outings as a group and informal support through coffee and discussion. • For more information contact: Sue Tucker, Health Promotion Officer, Yorke and Lower North Health, Clare on 88426505 or Amelia Rossini, Carer Support Worker,Country North Community Services, on 88421118.

Grain survey reveals trends A SNAPSHOT of key agricultural management practises undertaken on Australian grain-growing properties has been captured in a new report. The Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) Farm Practises Survey Report 2012 provides an insight into the farming operations of our nation’s grain producers. The GRDC commissioned a survey of growers about their farming operations for the 2011 winter cropping year and where possible this data was tracked against a 2008 baseline assessment. The report provides data to monitor and evaluate which farming systems and practices are working well and where ‘gaps’ are evident. The survey in 2011 covered 1312 grain farming businesses and 2.36 million hectares of crop area, representing approximately 8 per cent of the estimated area of crop planted in Australia. The report’s co-author and GRDC farm practises project manager, Jan Edwards, says in comparing the two sets of data, the percentage of farm income flowing from

winter cereals has increased in most parts of Australia, (except for central Queensland and parts of Western Australia) and it remains at 66 to 67 per cent of farm income nationally. “The percentage of wheat in the cropping mix has increased in many regions of Australia, notably in the eastern states and the central and eastern areas of WA,” she said. “The percentage of barley has fallen significantly in most regions, while winter oilseeds have shown an increase in many areas.” Ms Edwards said tillage practises had shown some changes since the previous survey, with the percentage of the crop planted using zero or no-tillage remaining high at more than 60 per cent of the hectares nationally, although the percentage has fallen in parts of SA, Victoria and NSW. “This decrease has been matched by an increase in direct drilling and some increase in minimum-tillage,” Ms Edwards said. “It is possible weed management strategies have influenced these changes.” The use of controlled traffic continues to grow nationally and now represents more than 20 per cent of the cropped area.

The use of variable rate technology remains at below 10 per cent of the cropped area, while yield mapping has increased to now represent more than 20 per cent of the cropped area. About 60 per cent of the cropped area had stubble retained right through to planting in 2011, with this being slightly higher in the northern areas. There was a slight increase in stubble being burnt; nationally, more than five per cent was burnt early and almost eight per cent burnt later as a ‘cool’ burn. Across much of NSW, Victoria, SA and WA, about 25 per cent or more of the crop was sown after growers had assessed the amount of plant available water at planting, with similar levels of assessment being made throughout the season, especially in NSW, southern Queensland and SA. Ms Edwards said the report showed that soil testing remains a popular practise, with most regions soil testing more than 30 per cent of their cropped area. The GRDC Farm Practises Survey Report 2012 can be viewed and downloaded via www.grdc.com.au/farmprac

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Boaties caught in safety check THOSE fortunate enough to still be on holidays and doing a spot of fishing are reminded to brush up on both boat compliance and fishing size restrictions and possession limits. Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) Marine Safety Compliance Officers recently conducted Operation Yorkes Six and found more than one third of vessels checked in just four days were non-compliant. Over four days earlier this month the safety operation checked more than 300 vessels at areas inlcuding Port Broughton, Fisherman’s Bay, Wallaroo, Port Victoria, Point Turton, Lower Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan, Edithburgh, Black Point, Port Hughes, and Moonta Bay. Many holidaymakers from the Adelaide Plains and nearby regions frequent these areas. Operation Yorkes 6 will continue with further safety operations later this month. Of 328 vessels checked, 108 were noncompliant with the biggest issues being missing safety equipment, operating unregistered ves-

sels and exceeding speed limits around jetties and wharves. DPTI manager, Marine Operations and Response, Stephen Smith, said the results indicated while the majority of people do the right thing, not enough emphasis was being placed by recreational boaties on their personal safety and that of their passengers.

Warning as crackdown continues

“The sorts of issues making these vessels noncompliant aren’t small issues – they can be the difference between getting home and tragedy,” Mr Smith said. “The safety items we found missing, such as flares, a number of vessels also had flares on board that had expired, and torches, really are lifesavers – there’s a reason they’re mandatory.” During Operation Yorkes Six, 13 expiations were issued, 15 written cautions and 31 verbal cautions were issued. PIRSA Fisheries and

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Aquaculture also issued a reminder to know the rules, including understanding recreational possession limits introduced last September. PIRSAFisheries director, Peter Dietman, emphasised the importance of people educating themselves about fishing rules. “Whether new or seasoned, all fishers have a responsibility to understand the fishing rules that apply and should now be aware of possession limits, which were introduced to ensure recreational fishers do not accumulate large amounts of fish and to help secure stock sustainability and reduce the risk of localised depletion,” he said. A new recreational fishing limits brochure, as well as details on possession limits are available at www.pir.sa.gov.au/ fisheries

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PROTEST signs and boats send a message to passing holiday traffic at Port Wakefield. THE Marine Park 14 Action Group held another ‘boat graveyard’ at Port Wakefield late last month to raise awareness of their plight to amend a marine park sanctuary zone threatening the town’s future. The boat graveyard was set up on the Augusta Highway at the entrance to the town as a publicity stunt. The MPAG had previously hosted a similar event in 2012, which garnered good exposure to its cause as huge traffic volumes passed through the town. MPAG chair, Bart Butson, said December’s graveyard was also a success. “We got a lot of recognition from the passing traffic,” he said. “There were about 20 boats involved. We didn’t ask for townspeople to join as it was difficult to do so close to Christmas.

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Fires bring hot start to the year fairly quickly considering the weather. Incident Controller, Michael Colbert, said fire bombers were called in early. He said CFS volunteers also did a great job, with 25 CFS units and about 200 personnel on the fire ground. A number of appliances on the ground came quite some way, with

units from Gumeracha, Port Clinton, Kersbrook and Balgowan attending. About a quarter of those 200 personnel were there within 20 minutes of the alarm being raised, and within an hour, all were on the fire ground. As a result of this response, spread of the fire was stopped. The fire burnt in heavily wooded area, with a

lot of fuel almost impossible to extinguish. Its spread was halted because CFS had planned for the scenario and was able to quickly and efficiently put the

plan into place. Barunga Gap CFS crews were also busy about 1pm on January 2, when a fire was sparked near Barunga Gap, near Lochiel, be-

POLICE CHIEF WARNS drivers:

‘Zero tolerance’ on local roads Les Pearson reports:

LOCAL police are looking to maintain a fatality free holiday period on the region’s roads, on the back of a record low road fatality figure in South Australia last year. SAPOLYorke and Mid North Local Service Area acting officer in charge, Inspector Paul Roberts, said Yorke and Mid North LSA achieved a 25 per cent reduction in serious injury crashes in this year’s holiday season, compared to the same period last year. “Over this same period for the past two years we have remained fatality free,” Insp Roberts said. Road Safety Minister, Jennifer Rankine, revealed the state achieved record lows in both fatalities and serious injury crashes in 2012 (see separate story). She said 93 lives were tragically lost on the state’s roads last year, compared with 103 in 2011. Previously, the record low was in 2008 when 99 people died.

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Fatalities Serious Injury Crash Total Crashes In addition, 785 people suffered serious injuries in motor vehicle crashes compared with 946 in 2011. But Insp Roberts refused to get carried away with the data. “While police acknowledge that this year’s road toll is lower than last year, we are not going to pat ourselves on the back when more than 90 families are grieving as a result of road deaths last year,” he said. “One death is certainly one too many. “We recognise this reduction has come about because of the good work of many including the vast majority of responsible road users. “In the state’s worst year, 1973, 382 people died on our roads and we acknowledge that our roads are much safer now than they were.”

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Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure statistics, recorded to midnight, December 30, show for 2012: • Fatal crashes in rural areas increased by six per cent. • There were 16 fatalities (eight drivers, five passengers and three motorcyclists) recorded in the 16-24 year age group, seven of those were aged 16 to 19. This is well below the five-year average (2007 – 2011) of 29 fatalities per year. • Motorcyclists accounted for 15 fatalities (including two pillion passengers) – six fewer than 2011. • 22 people aged over 70 died, three more than last year. • 58 per cent of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes were 10 years old or greater. • 34 per cent of drivers and passengers killed were not wearing seatbelts. • 23 per cent of drivers and riders killed (until November 30, 2012) had an illegal Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC). This is below the five-year average of 31 per cent. • 22 per cent of drivers and riders killed (to 30 September 2012) tested positive for a presence of cannabis, methamphetamine, ecstasy or a combination of these drugs. • Analysis revealed 33 per cent of these fatal crashes, speed was a contributing factor. In at least 11 crashes, fatigue was a factor. Plains Producer, Wednesday January 16, 2013

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Insp Roberts pledged to continue working towards reducing the road toll figure again. “Police will continue to work with our road safety partners – our fellow emergency services, the Motor Accident Commission and Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) - to make our roads safer in 2013,” he said. “To continue these reductions, we need people to take responsibility for their actions on the roads and to talk to their friends and family about staying safe.” “If drivers do the wrong thing, make the wrong choices – they will suffer the consequences.” The safety slogans are known to all drivers on the roads but Insp Roberts believed they needed constant reinforcing.

“We all know the messages - if you drink or take drugs and drive, don’t wear your seatbelt, speed or are fatigued, chances are you’ll kill or hurt yourself or someone else,” he said. “Despite this, police continue to catch people who are happy to put not only their life, but that of other innocent road users, at risk. “It is of concern that during this holiday period, nine people on our local roads had their licence suspended by police for drink driving.” He reiterated police would not budge from a zero tolerance approach. “Justifications, pleas and apologies won’t work with police this holiday season,” Insp Roberts said. “Police won’t put up with excuses, and neither should others. “Talk to your friends and family about staying safe. “Tell them it’s not ok to make excuses about drink driving or speeding, or not wearing a seatbelt. “Just think, excuses won’t wash with a grieving family if you’ve killed someone on the roads through stupidity. They won’t wash with police either.”

Rural roads the killer FATALITIES on rural roads last year rose by six per cent on 2011, despite a record low state road toll for 2012. There were also a number of shifts in road trauma data over the past three decades. Road Safety Minister, Jennifer Rankine, revealed crashes causing serious injuries dropped below 800 in 2012. “Ten years ago, this figure was more than 1500,” Ms Rankine said. In 1974, the road toll peaked at 382. During the 1980s about 250 lives were lost each year. “A decade ago, our road toll was 152,” Ms Rankine said. “Since then, vehicle manufacturers and communities have worked closely with the government to introduce many life-saving

initiatives.” The State Government lowered the default speed limit and speed limit reductions within 100 kilometres of Adelaide, introduced roadside drug testing, immediate loss of licence, mandatory alcohol interlocks and the Graduated Licensing Scheme. “While these measures are not always popular, they have led to fewer road users being killed and less riders, passengers, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians seriously injured,” Ms Rankine said. “The decline has been achieved despite a steadily rising population and an escalation in the number of motor vehicles and drivers registered. “While we have come a long way, there’s still a long way to go.”

tween Cameron Road, Landslide Road and John Green Boundary Road. Fire bombers helped extinguish the blaze, which was contained by fire breaks.

n Scorched land near Barunga Gap. – Picture supplied by John Nicholls.

Have Your Say: Reducing Spray Drift Paper Biosecurity SA has been working with industry to help develop strategies to prevent herbicide spray drift damaging unintended targets. A discussion paper on this important issue, Reducing Spray Drift – Keeping it in the Paddock has been released and Biosecurity SA is encouraging submissions from all stakeholders. The paper outlines the key issues and options for reducing the potential for spray drift damage to sensitive crops from Group I herbicides (such as 2,4-D). A copy of the paper can be downloaded from PIRSA’s website at: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/biosecuritysa/ruralchem Further information, or requests for hard copies of the report can be obtained by ‘phoning 1300 799 684. Submissions (in writing) will be accepted up to 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2013. They should be addressed to the Group I Herbicides Review and either posted to: Biosecurity SA – Strategy and Policy, GPO Box 1671, Adelaide, SA 5001 or emailed to: john.kassebaum@sa.gov.au

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RESIDENTS of some local communities had warmer starts to the year than most with fires at both Barunga Gap and Sevenhill keeping CFS crews busy earlier this month. The Sevenhill blaze caused the most concern, burning for about four days at the start of January, although it was brought under control

Community Grants for Natural Resources Management Projects Applications are invited for Community Grant funding of up to $30,000 for natural resources management projects in the Northern and Yorke region. The scheme is funded by the Northern and Yorke Natural Resources Management (NYNRM) Board for projects in the following categories: • Local Government: up to $30,000 (projects of up to $50,000 may be considered in special circumstances); • Community groups: up to $10,000; • Natural Resources/Landcare/Coastcare groups: up to $10,000; • Schools and other educational organisations: up to $10,000. Grant guidelines and application forms are available on the NYNRM board website at www.nynrm.sa.gov.au or phone the Clare NRC on (08) 8841 3400. The closing date for expressions of interest is 8 February; applications close 15 February 2013. www.nynrm.sa.gov.au

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NEWS v District

The future belongs to our R

Simangaliso Nyoni:

Louise Michael reports:

iverton’s Nikki Dunn obtained 92.35 and was very happy with her results. “It was a busy but very important year as it affects your future.” She is aiming to head to Adelaide University in 2013 to study medicine and hopes to become a GP. Kapunda High School announced Suzanne Reynolds as Dux for 2012. Suzanne obtained 98.25 and also received a merit award in chemistry. Suzanne has been accepted into a bachelor of middle school education at Tabor College, where she will focus on maths and English. Several other local students also received merit awards for varying subjects. SACE Board awarded a subject merit to students who gained an overall grade of A+ for a particular subject. Students are selected by a panel as demonstrating exceptional achievement in the subject. Simangaliso Nyoni, of Balaklava, received a merit award for biology. Simangaliso completed Year 12 at Horizon Christian School, and was “surprised and very happy I did so well.” She hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps by studying medicine in 2013 at Adelaide University.

Suprised and very happy I did so well Annie Merritt

Nikki Dunn studying at home in Riverton. Simangaliso Nyoni relaxes at home in Balaklava, showing her merit award for biology. Annie Merritt, of Saddleworth, received a merit award for society and culture, with the main focus on the shortage of rural doctors.

“It was a very busy year, balancing study, interviews for my medicine university course, and teaching swimming, amongst other things,” she said.

During the year, Annie was one of 10 students to receive an Order of Australia Student Citizenship Award, presented at Government House.

Annie attended Riverton & Districts High School, and is hoping to study medicine at Adelaide University in 2013. • Continued next page.

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top students Rhynie’s Lucy Lokan, who attended Walford College, received a merit award, in English Communications. “I really enjoyed year 12, even though there was a lot of studying to do and it was hard work.” “You need to stay on top of your work, but at the same time, make time to do the other things you enjoy, like sport,” she said. Lucy is enjoying a break at home with her family before heading to Adelaide University in 2013 to study a double degree in Law/Media, along with a Diploma in Languages in French, which will take six years. Felyka Gauci and Megan Heinrich, of Kapunda High School, both received merit awards

for research project, and were very happy with their results. SACE Board advised 13,404 Year 12 students achieved their SACE in 2012, with 5030 of those students completing their SACE with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) component. A total of 11,497 students gained an ATAR, while the percentage of students passing the compulsory research project has increased to 96.7 per cent. “Students should feel proud of what they achieved and enjoy a well earned break,” said SACE Board chief executive, Dr Paul Kilvert. “Those who haven’t done as well as they hoped should stay positive, as there are still options open to them.”

Kapunda High School’s Year12 dux Suzanne Reynolds (left) and Felyka Gauci. Both returned outstanding scholastic results. – photo courtesy of The Leader newspaper.

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NEWS v Blyth

ABOVE: Fancy dress winners: Bonnie Williams, Thomas Quinton, Jayde Beaton. ABOVE LEFT: Judges Rae and Scott Edwards with Quandong Queen Sue Pratt (middle). LEFT: Muffin/Cup cake winners with AJ Wood were Carmel Pyrke and Emille Pyrke.

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BMX Rider Nathan Parker rides high over the Blyth main street. RIGHT: Decorated Bike Winners: Macey Harper, Charlotte Welke and Coby Bigg.

Blyth’s main street was closed off and set for action on Friday, December 21, for the annual Christmas Street Carnival with the weather being perfect for the evening. With harvest finishing

Report & pictures: Janet Zweck

a few weeks before, the crowd swelled to catch up on the local gossip from 2012. The barbecue was sizzling thanks to members from the golf and tennis clubs, the bar was buzzing, with bowling club members kept on their toes, Blyth playgroup mums had their hands full with toddlers ready for some action on the jumping castle and Blyth Progress members were busy selling spinning wheel and raffle tickets, making fairy floss and selling goods on the trad-

ing table. Newcomers to the night were facepainters Elly Pratt and Jess Barr, making up the children’s faces for the fancy dress competition. This year both the fancy dress and best decorated bikes received record entries and the judges were impressed with the originality of costumes.Fancy dress winners, sponsored by Clare Financial Services were Bonnie Williams, Thomas Quinton and Jayde Beaton. Best decored bike entrants had to use the majority of the entire main street to parade their bikes with Coby Bigg coming home

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with the major prize, followed by Charlotte Welke and Macey Harper. Local Ryan Lloyd and Ryan Smart together with a mate, Nathan Parker, brought excitement to the night when they rode their BMX bikes up a huge specially made ramp, soaring high in the air and landing without difficulty. Merv Smitham and his Diamond T Truck again drove Father Christmas into Main Street to be greeted by the children assisted by his elves, Shelby Toholke, Jarrod Clark and Tara Walkley, who handed out the treats for the children sponsored by Brenton & Lyn Stirling Transport. Ten varied quandong desserts came out of the crowd to be critiqued by ex-publicans Rae and Scott Edwards, who had never tasted quandongs. First time masterchef to the competition, Sue Pratt, was crowed Quandong Queen, with her sister’s recipe, vanilla cream and quandong lattice . Thanks to Medika Gallery who continues to sponsor this event. Blyth’s Best Christmas Lights judging took place on the Wednesday before with 25 houses in the town brightening up their properties. $100 cash donated by Vision Builders went to Cherie and Cory Stirling and family. The beer tasting competition, sponsored by Trevor and Anna Eime, again had the locals in a quandary, but last year’s runner-up, Jeff Loveday, was the only contestant to correctly pick three of the four beers.Funds from the night will be distributed between the five clubs who served during the night.

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Balaklava Christmas pageant

ABOVE: Graham McDonald, pictured with wife Janine and grandson Charlie, drives Father Christmas around in his Mercedes Benz 350 SL. RIGHT: Amber Halls of Riverton, with son Kyle.

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ANNIE Goldney watches the pageant with cousins Kelly and Louise Reichelt.

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DAVID Woodroofe and grandson, Tommy, ride in style on David’s Harley Davidson.

ABOVE: Mark Wasley chauffers Father Christmas and Marcus Strudwicke in a 1920s REO fire engine, on loan from Mallala museum. TOP RIGHT: Sharlene Verner, of Korunye, purchases some goodies from Sarah Gilbert of Gawler. RIGHT: Amber Barden as Mary, riding a donkey lead by her mum.

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SPORT v Bowls Balaklava ladies

Results from December 20: Balaklava Green 60(10)(R. McPharlin 16, K. Catford 21, C. Goldney 23) def. Mallala Black 53(20 (Y. Curnow 21, S. Sanders 15, J. Curnow 17). Balaklava Gold 48(1) (E. Cunningham 16, M. Hayes 16, J. Milton 16) lost to Mallala White 68(11) (C. King 16, Y. Howard 29, B. Roney 23). Results from January 10: Balaklava Gold 64(8) (J. Milton 20, Chris Cowan 16, Col. Milton 18) def. Balaklava Green 52(4) (K. Catford 9, U. Clark 24, C. Goldney 19). The Ladies Pairs Championship was played on December 14. Congratulations to Renee McPharlin and Ciara Guy who had the most points after three games. The girls will represent Balaklava at the Wooroora Women’s Bowling Section Pairs Championships on January 21 and 22. Renee and Ciara will receive a cash prize at the end of the season. No trophy is awarded for this event.

Mid North women

No pennant matches were played on January 3 due to extreme heat. Results from pennant matches played on January10: Riverton Black 47 [M.Keast 23, C.O’Toole 24] D Mintaro 30 (W.Folks 17, L.Dixon 13). Riverton Blue 39, (M.Prime, 17, E Passehl 22) D .Watervale 34 ( T.Wostikow 19, J.Smith 15). Saddleworth Gold 45 ( T.Ritchie 19, R.Richardson 26) D Burra Red 26. (L.Sutton 18, M.Bevan 8). Saddleworth Blue 45 (B.Schoenberg 22, P.Milde 23) D Burra Gold 27 (D Mengersen 16, D.Day 11).. Auburn Red 53 (M.Mount 33, M.Parkinson 20 ) D Tarlee 23 (J.Rohde 12, J.Branson 11). Auburn Black 46 ( (H.Williams 23, S.Hean 23) D. Booborowie 23 (R.Landorf 14, L.Pearce 9). Robertstown Green 41 ( S.Kimpton 18, M.Colbey 23) D. Riverton Green 32( J.Przibilla 15, A.Harrip 17). Burra Green 44 (H. Stockman 19, K.Lomman 25) D Robertstown Gold 29 (C.Ruediger 16 L.Mosey 13). Premiership table as at January10 Points/ Shots AUBURN RED 69 + 108 ROBERTSTOWN GOLD 64 + 133 AUBURN BLACK 62 + 102 RIVERTON BLUE 62 + 67 RIVERTON BLACK 61 + 73.75 SADDLEWORTH BLUE 60 + 110 BURRA GREEN 54 + 19 SADDLEWORTH GOLD 5 2- 5 BURRA GOLD 48+ 54 ROBERTSTOWN GREEN 43 - 38 TARLEE 42 - 31 BOOBOROWIE 36 - 31 RIVERTON GREEN 32- 29.75 MINTARO 31 - 61 BURRA RED 30 - 59 WATERVALE 22 - 172 – Supplied by M Carter, MNWBS secretary

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SPORT v Bowls

Balaklava leads in Division One • From back page Wasleys’ win was set up by Olive with an 11 shot win over N. Harkness (O). This advantage was sufficient to cover for Parker’s (O) 2 shot win against Nicolai (W) and G. Harkness’ (O) 5 shot win over Grady (W). Port Wakefield had the bye Round 14. With the completion of this Round, the standings show Balaklava leading the competition 12 points ahead of Port Wakefield. Sitting in third and fourth spots are Owen and Wasleys, respectively, separated by only one point. A further 17 points in arrears can be found Mallala, Riverton and Hamley Bridge;

again, only one point separating these sides. Results from January 12: Riverton 73 (10) (A. Clark 23, N. Rogers 20, M. Griffiths 30) def. Mallala 58 (2) (B. Smith 24, P. Furst 19, I. Stuart 15); Wasleys 68 (8) (S. Nicolai 20, W. Grady 21, D. Olive 27) def. Owen 64 (4) (B. Parker 22, G. Harkness 26, N. Harkness 16); Balaklava 81 (12) (S. Hawke 23, P. Thompson 32, B. Taylor 26) def. Hamley Bridge 60 (0) (J. Bubner 22, P. Fritz 19, C. Donohue 19); Port Wakefield bye. STANDINGS: Balaklava 99* (+120), Port Wakefield 87* (+85), Owen 75* (+1), Wasleys 74* (+58), Mallala 57* (-88), Riverton 56* (-61), Hamley Bridge 56* (-115) [* = bye].

TREVOR Wright bowls for Tarlee Division Two on Saturday.

Despite recent weeks of hot weather, not a round of bowls has been lost, with weather cooling down sufficiently on weekends to allow for bowls to proceed as normal. Three rounds have been played since the last report and in that time, interesting results were noted in both Divisions. Let’s begin with Division One… John Glistak, Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association secretary

John Perry, Tarlee, signals to his teammate.

Mallala downs Wakey again One of our warmest days for the season greeted bowlers for the final round of bowls for 2012, played on 22 December. Early Christmas presents were on offer and gratefully accepted by the Division One winners on the day. Second placed Port Wakefield ventured down to Wasleys keen to return to the winning circle. However, Wasleys had other ideas and secured their third win in a row to move ever that closer to Port Wakefield’s second spot. For Wasleys, McQuade had a narrow one shot victory over G. McPharlin (PW) while Grady (W) amassed a 12 shot win against Murphy (PW). Port Wakefield’s points came courtesy of W. McPharlin’s 5 shot win over Nicolai (W). In a low scoring affair on the Mallala carpet, Owen had a 10 shot victory over the home side. T. Harkness (O) finished four shots up over Smith (M) while G. Bubner’s (O) rink was too good for Stuart’s (M) rink to the tune of eight shots. This lead was sufficient to cover for Furst’s (M) two shot win over N. Harkness (O). The final match saw Riverton host Hamley Bridge with the winner earning valuable match points needed to stay in touch with the leading sides. At the end of the day, only five shots separated the two sides with the final advantage going Hamley Bridge’s way. Fritz’s (HB) 8 shot win over Rogers (R) and Gardner’s (HB) nine shot victory against Clark (R) accounted for Griffiths’ (R) 12 shot margin against J. Bubner (HB). Balaklava had the bye for round 12. DIVISION ONE RESULTS: December 22, 2012: Owen 65 (10) (T. Harkness 24, G. Bubner 24, N. Harkness 17) def. Mallala 55 (2) (B. Smith 20, I. Stuart 16, P. Furst 19); Hamley Bridge 75 (10) (P. Fritz 26, J. Bubner 20, K. Gardner 29) def. Riverton 70 (2) (N. Rogers 18, M. Griffiths 32, A. Clark 20); Wasleys 70 (10) (D. McQuade 21, S. Nicolai 16, W. Grady 33) def. Port Wakefield 62 (2) (G. McPharlin 20, W. McPharlin 21, R. Murphy 21); Balaklava bye.

Balaklava suffers another loss to Wakey

Bowls resumed on January 5, 2013. The Division One clash between competition leaders Balaklava and Port Wakefield saw Balaklava suffer their second loss to Port Wakefield for the season by a margin of 25 shots. For Port Wakefield, G. McPharlin (PW)

whose rink finished four shots ahead of G. Harkness (O). The closest match of the round, though, was Hamley Bridge’s one shot win over Wasleys despite having one rink up; a win secured on the last bowl of the day. Gardner’s six shot win over McQuade (W) was sufficient to cover for Fritz’s one shot loss to Olive (W) and J. Bubner’s four shot loss to Nicolai (W). Mallala had the bye for round 13.

FRIENDLY COMPETITION: Mates Tony Saundry, Tarlee and Gary Pidgeon, Owen, stop to pose for a photo during Saturday’s Division Two match at Owen. had a tight four shot victory over Thompson (B) while Murphy (PW) finished 21 shots up over Clifford (B). The remaining rink between W. McPharlin (PW) and Taylor (B) tied 22 shots each. Elsewhere, Owen held onto a narrow five shot victory over Riverton with two rinks up. Winning skippers for Owen were N. Harkness, five shots up over Rogers (R) and T. Harkness, four shots up against Clark (R). Riverton’s rink points came through Griffiths

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RESULTS FROM January 5, 2013: Port Wakefield 86 (11) (W. McPharlin 22, G. McPharlin 26, R. Murphy 38) def. Balaklava 61 (1) (B. Taylor 22, P. Thompson 22, T. Clifford 17); Hamley Bridge 71 (8) (K. Gardner 26, P. Fritz 21, J. Bubner 24) def. Wasleys 70 (4) (D. McQuade 20, D. Olive 22, S. Nicolai 28); Owen 84 (10) (N. Harkness 33, G. Harkness 26, T. Harkness 25) def. Riverton 79 (2) (N. Rogers 28, M. Griffiths 30, A. Clark 21); Mallala bye.

ROUND 15 PREVIEW: Who will survive?

Round 15 in Division One is a crucial one for all sides, especially for the bye side Riverton, as it watches the outcomes of the matches on offer this weekend. While Balaklava and Port Wakefield, even at this stage of the competition, are certain to play in finals, the remaining two positions are still open to any of the remaining five sides. Leaders Balaklava play host to Owen, a side that it has defeated on both previous occasions by 13 and two shots, respectively. Another tight match is expected here but home green advantage will sway the result in Balaklava’s direction at the end of the day. Port Wakefield comes off its bye to host Hamley Bridge. The record between these two sides is presently 1-1 with Hamley Bridge scoring a convincing 35 shot win in the first match while Port Wakefield won the second by 32 shots. So, which way will this match go? Will Port Wakefield allow Hamley Bridge to inflict another defeat upon them on their home green? On this occasion it is highly unlikely as Port Wakefield will be keen to assert its dominance and put a dent in Hamley Bridge’s aspirations for a final four spot. The final match sees Wasleys play Mallala. Earlier matches have been split 1-1 with Wasleys winning the first by 27 shots and Mallala winning the second by 12 shots. At home, Wasleys has a 5-1 record suggesting that it will be favoured to win this clash to further advance their credentials for a top four spot. NEXT FIXTURES – January 19: Port Wakefield vs Hamley Bridge, Balaklava vs Owen, Wasleys vs Mallala, Riverton bye.

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SPORT v Bowls

Top eight remains unchanged Only one round of competition remains in Division Two before it splits into Division Two and Division Three for the remainder of the season and what an enthralling stage has been set for this weekend. But first, let’s look at what transpired in recent weeks in Division Two. The three rounds played since the last report has featured many intense and interesting encounters.

LES Hean sends his bowl down for Owen during Saturday’s match.

Round 12 in the Division Two competition, played on December 22, 2012, yielded many interesting results with the surprise being that no change in standings took place despite these results. Leading the way was the clash between Mallala White and competition leaders, Port Wakefield Blue. This match finished as a perfect draw with one rink drawn and the other two rinks being split between the sides, coincidentally with identical rink scores. Curnow (MW) defeated Diehl (PWB) 28-21, Reimers (PWB) accounted for Halford (MW) 28-21, while Donlon (MW) drew with Olson (PWB). Third placed Balaklava Blue had an excellent opportunity to move into second spot given that second placed Balaklava Red had the bye for the round. All it had to do was defeat its sister side Balaklava White. On paper, Balaklava Blue was firm favourites but reality told otherwise with Balaklava White gaining a vital 14 shot win over Balaklava Blue. Port Wakefield Gold kept its top eight aspirations alive with a 20 shot win over the higher placed

Mallala Black. Tarlee White also suffered a similar fate losing by 11 shots to bottom side Riverton White. In the remaining matches, Owen, Riverton Black and Hamley Red all kept in contact with the leading sides accounting for Hamley White, Tarlee Red and Wasleys, respectively. DIVISION TWO RESULTS: December 22, 2012 Balaklava White 81 (10) (J. Bastian 34, T. Jones 22, C. Stewart 25) def. Balaklava Blue 67 (2) (L. Day 18, C. Milton 25, G. Olsen 24); Port Wakefield Gold 77 (10) (A. Carslake 25, K. Anderson 21, L. Robertson 31) def. Mallala Black 57 (2) (K. McDonald 19, M. King 26, M. Dunstan 12); Owen 69 (10) (K. Warnes 15, L. Hean 30, P. Sullivan 24) def. Hamley White 64 (2) (K. Patmore 27, B. Wedding 19, Mi. Nicholls 18); Riverton White 82 (8) (P. Koster 34, J. Glistak 25, R. Hannaford 23) def. Tarlee White 71 (4) (T. Wright 14, D. Lowry 27, J. Perry 30); Riverton Black 78 (10) (C. Greenslade 23, A. Harrip 28, P. Gates 27) def. Tarlee Red 74 (2) (R. Clarke 28, D. Branson 24, I. Rohde 22); Hamley Red 71 (12) (L. Stott 26, B. Morris 276, C. Phillips 18) def. Wasleys 48 (0) (J. McDonnell

16, F. Frankel 16, C. Frankel 16); Mallala White 69 (6) (T. Halford 21, J. Curnow 28, G. Donlon 20) drew with Port Wakefield Blue 69 (6) (S. Reimers 28, H. Diehl 21, M. Olson 20); Balaklava Red bye.

Leading sides lose crucial points

Division Two leaders, Port Wakefield Blue enjoyed their bye for round 13, played on January 5, 2013, as some of the leading sides beneath them suffered losses. Hamley Red inflicted a 23 shot loss upon second placed Balaklava Red while third placed Balaklava Blue had a narrow two shot loss to Hamley White. Meanwhile, both Tarlee White and Mallala White were able to maintain their positions following 17 and 8 shot wins against their respective opponents, Mallala Black and Tarlee Red. The battle for the other top eight spots tightened significantly with mixed results being noted in a number of the remaining matches. Balaklava White inflicted a two shot defeat upon Port Wakefield Gold while Owen’s prospects suffered a major dent following their 43 shot loss to Riverton Black. In the final match, Wasleys with

Division Two or Division Three? With the conclusion of the latest Division Two round, two spots in the new Division Two competition have yet to be filled. Leaders Port Wakefield Blue maintained their advantage over the rest of their competition following their 31 shot win over second placed Balaklava Red. Meanwhile, third place Balaklava Blue accounted for Port Wakefield Gold by 26 shots, thus denying Port Wakefield Gold an opportunity to shore up its position in the new competition. Tarlee White held on to its fourth spot despite its narrow two shot win over Owen with only one rink up. Unfortunately for its sister side Tarlee Red, they suffered a two shot loss to Wasleys despite having two rinks up. Both Mallala sides cemented their spots in the top eight following 30 and 32 shot wins by Mallala White and Mallala Black, respectively, against Hamley Red and Hamley White. The final match saw Riverton White defeat their sister side, Riverton Black in a keenly contested encounter. Balaklava White had the bye for round 14. With one final round left to play, Port Wakefield Blue, Balaklava Blue, Balaklava Red, Tarlee White, Mallala White and Mallala Black have all guaranteed themselves a spot in the new eight side Division Two competition. Likewise, Hamley White, Wasleys, Riverton White and

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Tarlee Red have ensured places in the new seven side Division Three competition. This leaves five sides – Balaklava White, Port Wakefield Gold, Hamley Red, Riverton Black and Owen – still to determine into which of the two new competitions they will finally be placed. A spread of five points is all that separates these sides, ensuring a tight finish next weekend. RESULTS FROM January 12: Port Wakefield Blue 82 (10) (M. Olson 32, T. Cluse 33, S. Reimers 17) def. Balaklava Red 51 (2) (C. Cowan 21, J. McPharlin 11, K. Cottle 19); Mallala White 84 (10) (J. Curnow 32, G. Donlon 26, T. Halford 26) def. Hamley Red 54 (2) (B. Morris 10, L. Stott 30, C. Phillips 14); Wasleys 73 (8) (C. Frankel 17, J. Dunbar 17, F. Frankel 30) def. Tarlee Red 71 (4) (R. Clarke 31, I. Rohde 30, D. Branson 10); Riverton White 71 (12) (R. Hannaford 26, J. Glistak 22, P. Koster 23) def. Riverton Black 62 (0) (P. Gates 24, A. Harrip 21, L. Schwarz 17); Tarlee White 75 (8) (J. Perry 20, D. Meyers 33, F. Gorey 22) def. Owen 73 (4) (G. Wandel 24, L. Hean 23, R. Hill 26); Balaklava Blue 81 (12) (L. Day 27, G. Olsen 26, C. Milton 28) def. Port Wakefield Gold 65 (0) (K. Anderson 22, L. Robertson 17, A. Carslake 26); Mallala Black 85 (12) (G. Cordon 23, K. McDonald 33, M. King 29) def. Hamley White 53 (0) (Mi. Nichols 17, Mar. Nichols 17, K. Patmore 19); Balaklava White bye. STANDINGS: Port Wakefield Blue 119* (+275.75), Balaklava Blue 107*

two rinks up, earned the match points against Riverton White despite final scores being tied. RESULTS FROM January 5, 2013: Balaklava White 66 (10) (J. Bastian 21, T. Jones 23, C. Stewart 22) def. Port Wakefield Gold 64 (2) (A. Carslake 19, K. Anderson 21, L. Robertson 24); Hamley White 75 (10) (Mi. Nichols 17, K. Patmore 33, B. Wedding 25) def. Balaklava Blue 73 (2) (L. Day 27, G. Olsen 23, C. Milton 23); Tarlee White 84 (10) (D. Meyers 33, F. Gorey 26, J. Perry 25) def. Mallala Black 57 (2) (M. King 14, M. Dunstan 17, J. Kieboom 26); Riverton Black 89 (10) (C. Greenslade 34, A. Harrip 36, B. Prime 19) def. Owen 46 (2) (L. Hean 13, K. Warnes 11, P. Sullivan 22); Wasleys 61 (7) (J. McDonnell 16, S. Wendland 24, S. Edlington 21) def. Riverton White 61 (5) (J. Glistak 24, P. Koster 21, R. Hannaford 16); Mallala White 68 (10) (R. Barber 29, T. Halford 15, G. Donlon 24) def. Tarlee Red 60 (2) (R. Clarke 14, D. Branson 27, I. Rohde 19); Hamley Red 73 (12) (C. Phillips 24, L. Stott 18, B. Morris 31) def. Balaklava Red 50 (0) (C. Cowan 23, R. McDonald 17, N. Olsen 10); Port Wakefield Blue bye.

ROBBY Hill lines up for Owen during the Division Two clash.

(+183), Balaklava Red 97* (+41), Tarlee White 95* (+126), Mallala White 93* (+151), Mallala Black 92* (-9), Balaklava White 75* (+7), Port Wakefield Gold 72 (+23), Hamley Red* 72 (-54), Riverton Black 71* (-11), Owen 70* (-72), Hamley White 57* (-228), Wasleys 55* (-203.75), Riverton White 51* (-105), Tarlee Red 50* (-122) [* = bye].

ROUND 15 PREVIEW: Who goes where?

As alluded to previously, this weekend’s round concludes the first phase of the Division Two competition with 5 sides still vying for the last two Division Two positions in the new competition. Perhaps the unfortunate side in this situation is the bye side Port Wakefield Gold. While it presently sits 8th, other results on the day could

see it slip back into Division Three. So what are the prospects of the other contesting sides? Best placed to stay in the new Division Two is 7th placed Balaklava White. A win against 12th ranked Hamley White is all that the side requires to cement its position. Hamley Red, currently 9th, has a much more difficult prospect in that the side needs to upset competition leaders Port Wakefield Blue which has had only one loss so far this season. Tenth placed Riverton Black will help its chances if it defeats 6th placed Mallala Black while 11th placed Owen should have the advantage over 13th ranked Wasleys. However, the script has rarely been followed in recent weeks with many upsets featuring. So, what will the final standings look like after this very interesting round? NEXT FIXTURES – January 19:

Hamley Red vs Port Wakefield Blue, Tarlee Red vs Balaklava Red, Riverton White vs Mallala White, Owen vs Wasleys, Mallala Black vs Riverton Black, Balaklava Blue vs Tarlee White, Balaklava White vs Hamley White, Port Wakefield Gold bye. • Please note – there are NO matches scheduled for the Australia Day Long Weekend. The next matches to be played on February 2 will feature new draws for Division Two, for the top eight sides, and Division Three, for the remaining seven sides from the previous Division Two competition. Draws for the new Division Two and Division Three competitions will be finalised by the Wooroora Men’s Executive on January 20, with clubs receiving copies of these draws later that day. Both draws will also appear in next week’s paper.

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SPORT v Bowls

ACTION on the Owen bowling green, during Saturday’s Division Two clash between Owen and Tarlee White. Tarlee White holds onto fourth position on the ladder after a tight two shot win over Owen. SCORES: see opposite page.

Inter-Association Shield goes to Mid North side

MEN’S Fours winners, Robertstown, from left: Ron Wilksch, Merv Lehmann, Dean Ruediger, and Greg Kotz, with organiser, Ron Clarke (third left) and Tarlee president, Frank Gorey.

Tarlee CFS to the rescue! Tarlee CFS members erected its emergency shelter at the Tarlee Bowling Club as part of their weekly training exercise recently, to provide additional shade for the club’s Men’s Four Tournament, which began in 40 degree heat. Later, when the lights were switched on, they assisted by erecting their portable lighting system to replace the malfunctioning overhead globe, which had blown. This community effort was appreciated by the 56 players who gathered for the Tournament,

REPORT and PICTURES: John Tayler which was sponsored by Pointon’s Chartered Accountants of Gawler. The winning team comprised Ron Wilskch, Merv Lehmann, Dean Ruediger and Greg Kotz, of Robertstown. Runners-up were Eudunda bowlers; George Mitev, Geoff Schmidt, Mally Schutz and Brett Warner.

Tarlee CFS emergency lights in use at the Men’s Fours Tournament recently.

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• From back page Going into the final round, two game winners, Mid-North, only needed to win their match against Wooroora to secure the Shield. However, a loss for Mid-North to Wooroora and a likely win for Barossa & Light against Broughton meant that shots up would likely determine which of the three two-game winners takes the Shield. Barossa & Light finished with a tight six shot win over Broughton to win their second match for the day, and remained in the running for the Shield. In the remaining match, little separated Wooroora and Mid-North for much of the match, with Mid-North eventually winning by two shots. This win gave Mid-North three wins for the day, the only undefeated side.

Bowls results north eastern mid week

Results from Wednesday January 9. SNOWTOWN 53 (10) (R.Atkinson 23, R.Brand 30) def CLARE BLUE 34 (0) (M.Pawelski 19, P.Errey 15). CLARE GREEN 41 (8) (L.Ackland 14, R.Wurst 27) def BURRA 34 (2) (C.Boston 19, R.Taylor 15). CLARE WHITE 71 (10) (B.Sims 32, R.Topperwien 39) def BRINKWORTH 26 (0) (R.Martin 9, P.McLaurin 17). CLARE RED 35 (10) (I.Howlett 16, R.Howes 19) def BALAKLAVA 30 (0) (R.McDonald 15, J.Bastian 15). BLYTH 34 (10) (J.Bradbury 16, L.Mader 18) def SPALDING 30 (0) (G.Blaser 13, G.Goodridge 17). PREMIERSHIP TABLE Points For Agst % Burra 90 459 394 53.81 Blyth 85 498 395 55.77 Snowtown 84 482 419 53.50 Clare Red 67 444 439 50.28 Spalding 65 444 428 50.92 Clare White 61 410 453 47.51 Clare Green 58 443 466 48.73 Balaklava 55 412 457 47.41 Clare Blue 51 478 491 49.33 Brinkworth 32 335 463 41.98 Wednesday January 16: Clare Green v Clare White, Clare Blue v Burra, Spalding v Snowtown, Brinkworth v Clare Red, Blyth v Balaklava.

Mid-North 78 (M. Wildash 14, C. Wildash 12, P. Farley 15, D. Maidment 6, G. Kotz 10, K. Clarke 21) def. Wooroora 76 (P. Thompson 6, N. Harkness 20, B. Mullins 8, P. Furst 13, N. Rogers 18, W. McPharlin 11). Barossa & Light 83 (B. Pech 19, B. Teakle 13, D. Rex 11, C. Rule 22, R. Schneider 7, A. Pfitzner 11) def. Broughton 77 (J. Spackman 11, N. Weckert 11, M. Perrin 14, P. Hyde 14, P. Meyer 14, N. Heinrich 13). So, at the end of the day’s play, the final standings were: Mid-North 6 pts + 22, Barossa & Light 4 pts + 11, Wooroora 2 pts + 10, Broughton 0 pts – 43. To conclude proceedings on a successful day, Peter Furst (BMW Bowling Association president), presented the K.S. Trengove Shield to Mike Wildash (representing Mid-North Men’s Bowling Section).

Sides for Saturday

Sides for Saturday January 19, 2013. Balaklava Div 1: Balaklava v Owen to be played at Balaklava. B Olsen, J Bastian, S Hawke, R McPharlin (sk). O Chapman, G Palmer, K McPharlin, T Clifford (sk). B Bastian, A Northcott, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk). Div 2: Balaklava Blue v Tarlee White to be played at Balaklava. B Sandow, P Ramm, B Philp, J Olsen (sk). C Welke, E Edwards, J Milton, C Milton (sk). D May, D Beare, B Moffat, L Day (sk). Div 2: Balaklava Red v Tarlee Red to be played at Tarlee, cars Thirds. Phil Meyers, A Fowler, R McDonald, J McPharlin (sk). S Renshaw, H Hebisch, N Olsen, K Ackland (sk). J McSkimming, Peter Meyers, K Cottle, C Cowan (sk). Div 2: Balaklava White v Hamley White to be played at Balaklava. M Roberts, A Barr, M Hillman, R Hillman (sk). N Sampson, R Greenshields, L Barr, B Barr (sk). L Zerk, K Catford, K Harkness, C Stewart (sk). Bar Duty: T Jones, E Edwards. Duty Rink: Div 2 White. Owen Div 1: Owen v Balaklava to be played at Balaklava, cars G Marshman, B Parker, D Hartwell depart at 12.45. G Marshman, B Harkness, D Greer, T Harkness (sk). D Lauricella, G Wandel, B Parker, N Harkness (sk). I Freebairn, D Hartwell, G Harkness, G Bubner (sk). Div 2: Owen v Wasleys to be played at Owen. I Gregory, A Ince, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). G Pidgeon, O Parker, A Tiller, L Hean (sk). L Beaty, A Wandel, D Brown, K Warnes (sk). Reserves: D Hean, M Burt, G Duncan.

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YP impresses at Country Cup The Yorke Peninsula Under 14 boys played in the Bank SA Country Cup in Adelaide from January 2-5. Following in the footpath of the Under 12 side, who won their Country Cup carnival in November, the Under 14s also took out the carnival with some impressive results. In their first game, YP batted first scoring 4/172 off 45 overs and then bowling Fleurieu South out for 147. Best with the ball: Short 2/23, Gutsche 2/15 and Chapman 2/21. Best batting: Gutsche 62 and Ward 37. The overs were reduced to 30 due to the heat on day two. YP bowled Fleurieu North out for 52 and then followed up with 8/130. Best with the ball: Short 2/7, Gutsche 4/9, Woodcock 2/6. Best with the bat: Ward 23 and Johnson 20. Day three was called off due to the extreme heat. With the cool change, the day four game was a 45 over game against Barrier (Broken Hill). YP took 10/45 with Tilbrook 2/2, Johnson 2/12 and Lee 3/4 being the best of the bowlers. To secure top spot, YP needed to make 185 runs. The final score was 5/231 with Gutsche making 56, Chapman 26 (retired) and Short 23 (retired) being the top run scorers. YP captain, Blake Gutsche had an outstanding carnival, winning Player of the Carnival as well as the joint top bowling award. It was an outstanding team effort with all players performing well when they had their opportunity. The two carnival wins should be of great encouragement to all those involved in YP cricket and other cricket clubs throughout the zone.

THE Yorke Peninsula Under 14 Bank SA Country Cup side, back from left: Chris Chapman (team manager), Murphy Short (Eastern District), Bailey Hann (Wallaroo), Jackson Bruce (Arthurton), Ed Johnson (Honiton), Bryce Chapman (vice captain) (Balaklava), Sebastian Lee (Ardrossan), Jack Davies (Paskeville), Ned Watters (Eastern Districts), Bruce Woodcock (coach). Front: Jordan Ward (Paskeville), Blake Gutsche (captain) (Sunbury), Boyd Woodcock (West Torrens), Nathan Studham (Balaklava) and Joel Tilbrook (Edithburgh).

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Results of Grade 6 cricket played on January 12

Salisbury North vs Dublin

Match won by: Salisbury North Salisbury North Batting A.Quinlish b B.Starr................................. 6 A.Winstanley b B.Starr.......................... 42 W.Denengelse ct R.Hammond b B.Starr.1 S.Williams b S.Edwards.......................... 0 A.Maylin b S.Edwards............................. 0 C.Wilson b S.Edwards............................. 0 R.Creek ct D.Kearns b S.Dalgleish........ 26 S.Kennedy b B.Starr................................ 3 M.Jenkins Not Out.................................. 4 K.Leyson ct R.Hammond b S.Edwards... 1 R.Denengelse b S.Edwards..................... 0 Extras 9 Total 10/92 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Starr 8 3 4 22 R.Amari 3 0 0 9 S.Edwards 4.4 0 5 6 W.Heslop 3 1 0 9 L.Walker 4 2 0 13 A.Starr 3 1 0 5 D.Kearns 3 0 0 14 C.Lee-Chapman 2 0 0 8 S.Dalgleish 3 1 1 5

Dublin Batting J.Crosbie ct K.Leyson b C.Wilson............ 25 S.Edwards ct A.Quinlish b R.Creek.......... 11 B.Starr b R.Creek....................................... 5 R.Hammond ct K.Leyson b R.Creek........ 10 A.Starr lbw K.Leyson.................................. 1 C.Lee-Chapman Not Out........................... 5 W.Heslop ct K.Leyson b C.Wilson.............. 3 S.Dalgleish b K.Leyson.............................. 0 R.Amari b K.Leyson.................................... 0 D.Kearns b K.Leyson.................................. 1 L.Walker b K.Leyson.................................. 0 Extras 6 Total 10/67 Salisbury North Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Jenkns 7 1 0 29 R.Creek 6 2 3 22 C.Wilson 5 4 2 4 K.Leyson 5.2 2 5 10

Results of Grade 6 cricket played on January 5

Tea Tree Gully vs Dublin

Match won by: Dublin Tea Tree Gully Batting D.Black b B.Starr................................... 10 P.Martin lbw B.Starr................................. 0 G.Pike b R.Amari................................... 10 C.Foura b S.Edwards.............................. 8 S.Doman b R.Amari................................. 7 L.Haynes b R.Amari................................. 7 B.Jones b B.Starr.................................... 9 S.Coad ct J.Mason b C.Lee-Chapman... 1 D.Paull b S.Edwards.............................. 13 J.Lucas b B.Starr..................................... 4 M.Armstrong Not Out.............................. 8 Extras 7 Total 10/84 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Starr 8 1 4 25 S.Edwards 5.2 1 2 15 J.Mason 4 0 0 9 R.Amari 5 3 3 5 C.Lee-Chapman 4 1 1 10 L.Walker 5 0 0 20

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Dublin Batting J.Crosbie b D.Black.................................... 9 S.Edwards Run Out.................................. 33 B.Star st L.Haynes b D.Paull.................... 10 H.Walker b J.Lucas.................................... 8 J.Schwartz-Chapman b D.Paull................. 0 R.Hammond Not Out.................................. 8 C.Lee-Chapman st L.Haynes b D.Paull..... 0 C.Mason Not Out....................................... 7 J.Mason................................................ DNB R.Amari................................................. DNB L.Walker................................................ DNB Extras 10 Total 6/85 Tea Tree Gully Bowling Bowler O M W R S.Coad 4 0 0 10 D.Black 5.2 0 1 23 D.Paull 5 0 3 18 J.Lucas 5 0 1 29

Results of 20/20 cricket played on January 5

Long Plains vs Auburn/Mintaro Match won by: Long Plains Auburn/Mintaro Batting S.Williams ct H.Pym b M.Warnes............ 0 J.Sandow ct M.Trussell b A.Fleming..... 27 K.Allen ct&b B.Jones............................... 1 J.Curtis ct A.Fleming b D.Hill................ 14 T.Julyan ct S.Schulz b S.Moltedo............ 5 B.Schulz b B.Jones............................... 12 B.Sandow b M.Warnes......................... 12 B.Holland ct D.Hill b A.Fleming............... 2 M.Norman Not Out................................ 19 L.Brunn ct T.McArdle b J.East............... 12 S.Whitelaw Not Out................................. 0 Extras 12 Total 9/106 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Jones 4 1 2 16 M.Warnes 4 1 2 15 J.East 4 0 1 22 D.Hill 3 0 1 22 S.Moltedo 2 0 1 12 A.Fleming 2 0 2 6 M.Trussell 1 0 0 10

Long Plains Batting H.Pym Not Out......................................... 51 M.Trussell lbw B.Holland.......................... 36 S.Schulz............................................... DNB D.Hill..................................................... DNB T.McArdle Not Out.................................... 20 B.Jones................................................ DNB K.Gameau............................................. DNB J.East.................................................... DNB S.Moledo.............................................. DNB A.Fleming............................................. DNB M.Warnes............................................. DNB Extras 8 Total 1/115 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Julyan 1 0 0 20 J.Curtis 2 0 0 13 B.Holland 3 0 1 23 S.Willis 1 0 0 15 K.Allen 1 0 0 14 S.Whitelaw 1 0 0 15 L.Bruhn 1 0 0 14

Results of A1 cricket played on January 5

Lower North vs Sevenhill Match won by: Lower North Sevenhill Batting M.Dopson ct H.Battle b T.McPharlin..... 46 L.Hollit b C.Marshall................................ 0 S.Pike b S.Rowland............................... 28 M.Inglis b T.McPharlin............................. 3 A.Gill b J.Cowan...................................... 3 B.Laidlaw ct R.McPharlin ct S.Rowland.. 2 M.Harrold b S.Rowlad............................. 1 J.Young ct D.Friedriches b C.Marshall.... 3 S.Heinrich Not Out.................................. 9 P.Clark Not Out...................................... 13 Z.Maynard..........................................DNB Extras 7 Total 8/119 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Cowan 4 0 1 14 C.Marshall 4 0 2 19 R.McPharlin 4 0 0 22 L.Wight 1 0 0 12 T.McPharlin 4 0 2 24 S.Rowland 3 0 3 22

Lower North Batting T.McPharlin ct M.Dopson b S.Pike............. 0 L.Michael ct M.Harrold b P.Clark................ 1 J.Cowan ct P.Clark b S.Pike....................... 5 R.McPharlin ct M.Dopson b J.Young....... 18 S.Rowland b S.Heinrich........................... 28 C.Marshall ct M.Harrold b S.Pike............... 4 C.McPharlin ct M.Harrold b S.Pike............ 0 H.Battle ct A.Gill b C.Maynard................. 29 J.Taylor ct J.Young b Z.Maynard................ 7 D.Friedrichs Not Out................................ 15 L.Wright Not Out........................................ 1 Extras 22 Total 9/130 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R S.Pike 4 0 4 15 P.Clark 2 0 0 17 S.Heinrich 4 0 1 27 J.Young 2 0 1 21 M.Inglis 3 0 0 18 L.Hollit 3 0 0 28 Z.Maynard 2 0 2 4

Results of A2 cricket played on December 22

lower north vs Clare Blue Lower North 3/76 def Clare Blue 8/126

Results of A1 cricket played on December 22

Watervale vs Lower North Lower North 8/113 def Watervale 10/108

Gilbert Valley CC

A1 Results from January 12: Gilbert Valley 147 defeated Gawler Central 136 GV: C Mullins 68, J Molineux 19, T Smith 15; GC: W Serle 4/25, D Miller 2/25, P Thomas 2/27. GC: A Frackowski 53, M Davis 29, D Miller 18; GV: J Vandeleur 8 ov, 1m, 5/29, C Mullins 2/31, T Vater 1/7, T Smith 1/23. A3 results: Lights Pass 5/235 defeated Gilbert Valley 159 LP: M Mattner 75 no, M Gallasch 58, J Braunack 25; GV: A Callery 2/61, G Wurst 1/38, L Tassell 1/39, L Slok 1/43. GV: S Goodfellow 49, M Garrard 39, L Molineux 18, J Nourse 16; LP: G Miller 4/19, J Braunack 3/31. A5 results: Gilbert Valley 0/131 defeated Eudunda/Robertstown 6/127 GV: P Callery 77 no, C Busch 32 no, T Reichelt 17 ret; E/R: K Neitschke 38, J Rattray Mortimer, 28, E Stacey 22. GV: M Busch 2/18, A Hampel 1/9, N Busch 1/13, B Peters 1/21, F McInerney 1/24. A1 results from January 5. Nuriootpa 7/150 defeated Gilbert Valley 8/135. Nur: B Lydeamore 37, D Doecke 30, A Prior 29no; GV: T Smith 2/30, J Schahinger 2/35, J Connell 2/30. GV: Z Hier 30no, J Molineux 20, J Schahinger 20; Nur: J Gerhardy 4/10, A Prior 3/32. A3 results: Gawler Central 5/162 defeated Gilbert Valley 5/141. GC: M Hermann 42, P Cameron 36no, S McMillan 30; GV: S Goodfellow 2/35, F McInerney 1/8, L Molineux 1/18, L Slok 1/22. GV: R Schwartz 31, A Busch 26, L Molineux 25, L Tassell 18; GC: P Cameron 3/31, S McMillan 2/25, J Speck 2/21. A1 results from Sunday December 16. A good century by captain, James Vandeleur (111 NO) leading the team to a win. Gilbert Valley 3/221 defeated Lights Pass 202. GV: J Vandeleur 111no, T Smith 79no; LP: N Waterhouse 2/26. LP: M Mattner 34, N Waterhouse 30, S Schrapel 29; GV: T Smith 2/28, J Connell 2/32, J Vandeleur 2/41, J Molineux 1/13, J Schahinger 1/28, C Mullins 1/41. A1 results from December 22. A last ball victory to the Bulls, with Jamie Molineux scoring three runs to clinch the game. Gilbert Valley 7/172 defeated Sandy Creek 9/171. GV: C Mullins 61, J Schahinger 33, d Busch 19; SC: C Roberts 2/27, N Gum 2/40. SC: S Hands 45, K Roberts 41, C Roberts 33; GV: J Molineux 4/28, J Connell 3/43, C Mullins 1/22, J Schahinger 1/19. A3 results: Gilbert Valley 5/128 defeated Lyndoch 8/93. GV: G Molineux 51no, P Callery 32, M Garrard 20; Lyn: C Kinlock 2/12, J Griggs 2/15. Lyn: J Zerk 16, J Steinborner 14, B Irvine 14; GV: L Slok 3/6, G Wurst 2/9, J Wright 1/17, S Goodfellow 1/22. A5 results: Gawler Central 4/189 defeated Gilbert Valley 186. GC: T Heinze 65, B Ward 49, N Heinze 25; GV: M Rohde 2/17, T Reichelt 1/21, N Busch 1/38. GV: C Busch 57, A Hampel 49, R McInerney 28; GC: P Searle 4/20, S Ward 2/21.

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SPORT v District

Stanley Twenty20

LIAM Savage congratulates Auburn-Mintaro teammate, Billy Jenner, on taking a wicket during the Twenty20 match at Long Plains on Saturday. BELOW: Kym Allen fields for Auburn-Mintaro.

• From back page Lower North went through the group stages undefeated, accounting for Watervale and Sevenhill in recent weeks before just scraping in against Clare on Saturday. Lower North’s bowlers took some punishment, with Clare’s Matt Vandeleur smacking a quick fire 80 before Dean Storic ran him out in the latter half of the innings. Set 169 to win on a hard and fast outfield, Todd McPharlin and Ryan Darling both closed in on half centuries in no time but both were dismissed short of the milestone. Wickets continued to fall but the run rate was on target, Jeff Cowan and Matt Higgs left to get the remaining nine runs off the final over from Clare spinner, Matt Stopp. After bizarrely leaving the first ball, Cowan hit a three, then Higgs faced a dot ball and scampered a single on the fourth. With five to win off two balls, Cowan again managed to pick up three runs and Higgs sealed the win as Stopp’s final delivery, a juicy full toss, was plundered down the ground for the winning runs. The match was held at Watervale oval, the host club going to great lengths to kick some atmosphere into the day, with music, commentary, jumping castle, barbecue and bar facilities. “It’s something we’re trying to do as an association, is get people back playing cricket and make it a family day, even with our 45 over format,” SCA president Scott Smith said. More than $500 was raised for the McGrath Foundation through donations and fundraisers. Beer signs were also erected around the oval with a carton up for grabs for any cricketer who could hit the sign on the full but no one could capitalise on the free frothies on offer. Watervale’s Brett Smith capped a great day for the club, tonking his way to a century against Sevenhill in the second match of the day. The Redbacks won the match convincingly.

ABOVE: Grant Mugge in bat for Blyth-Kybunga. LEFT: Auburn-Mintaro bowler, John Curtis. Pictured in the background is umpire, Tim McArdle of Long Plains. FAR LEFT: Dale Norman, Auburn-Mintaro, winds up for a fast ball against his Blyth-Kybunga opponent. PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH

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SPORT v District

Changes for APFL FOUR weeks of finals, a bye for the Country Football Championships and an earlier start and finish to the season are the major changes to the Adelaide Plains Football League (APFL) fixtures for 2013. In previous years, the first and second semi final were held over two days on the same weekend but APFL president, Brad Busch, said clubs felt it was too demanding on family budgets. “The clubs were saying the Saturday and Sunday finals was a big ask for families to get to the footy and netball, paying double entry on the same weekend,” Mr Busch said. “For the board, it was also a big weekend and you were (exhausted) by the end of it.” He said the league would not necessarily be better off financially by hosting finals

REPORT: Les Pearson over four weeks, with weather and competing clubs tending to be big factors affecting attendance figures. The league also implemented a new finals rotation system, allowing clubs that don’t have the facilities to host the grand final to regularly host the minor finals, including semi and preliminary finals. The first semi final will be held on August 31 at Hamley Bridge, the second semi final at Lochiel on September 7, preliminary final at Virginia on September 14 and the grand final at Long Plains on September 21. Mr Busch said if clubs upgraded their facilities and felt they were able to host a grand final, the rotation system was always up for review. The association will take a

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Results from January 9. Snowtown 1 ½ games 23 points (G. Schupelius 6, P. Schupelius 3 - G. Clark 9, C. Bolvig 5,) defeated Port Wakefield ½ game 20 points (A. Bishop 4, M. Bishop 3 M. Algie 7, M. Simpson 7). Moonta Green 1 game 23 points (B. Promnitz 9, K. Lamshed 7 - M. Loveridge 3, J. Elverd 4) defeated Wallaroo White 1 game 22 points (P. Davies 5, J. Hendy 7, R. Skinner 6, C. Fuss 4). Kadina White 1 ½ games 30 points (B. Virgin 11, D. Virgin 6 - L. Kinch 6, T Roach 7) defeated Kadina Blue 1/2 game 29 points (John Lydeamore 10, J Wearn 7 – S. Rodsted 8, Jenny Lydeamore 4). Wallaroo Blue 2 games 27 points (J. Marshall 8, R. Price 6 - P. Kennett 11, J. Durdin 2 ) defeated Moonta Brown 0 game 15 points (N. Hatcher 5, M. Harvey 2 – E. Trenwith 5, B. Bagshaw 3). Balaklava – bye. Results from December 19. Kadina White 1 game 27 points (T Roach 5, J Wearne 12, B Virgin 7, Jenny Lydeamore 3) defeated Balaklava 1 game 20 points (L Sutton 4, J Hilzinger 2, M Hill 7, N Williams 7). Snowtown 2 games 41 points (G Schupelius 13, P Schupelius 10, G Clark 9, C Bolvig 9) defeated Moonta Brown 0 games 22 points (E Trenwith 3, P Bennett 9, NHatcher 8, B Bagshaw 2). Kadina Blue 1 game 29 points (John Lydeamore 12, S Rodsted 6, D Virgin 5, D Rodda 6) defeated Wallaroo Blue 1 game 23 points (P Kennett 6, R Price 3, I Miller 6, P Seely 8). Port Wakefield 2 games 50 points (A Bishop 13, J Lipsett 11, M Algie 13, M Simpson 13) defeated Wallaroo White 0 games 4 points (R Skinner 1, C Fuss 0, J Durdin 2, J Hendy 1). Moonta Green – bye.

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

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break on June 8 for the Landmark Cup, to be held in the Northern Areas Football Association this year, and another week off on July 6 for the State Country Championships. “It was a good result for the APFL, as we’re passionate about zone and association footy and want our lads to play at the highest level they can and get recognised for it,” Mr Busch said. Balaklava also has a bye for the August 8, to allow club members to run and compete in the town’s eisteddfod. The season kicks off on April 6, the week after Easter, with premiers Two Wells hosting runners up, Virginia, while Mallala will travel to Balaklava. United play HummocksWatchman Eagles the following week on April 14, while Hamley also get under way against the Magpies at Mallala.

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Results from January 12. Last Saturday, all that could be seen were were 19, keen to glean a clean score in a good old blood ‘n guts Stroke round and once again, it was left to Doug Taylor (84/72) to show the young A Grade sprouts ”how she’s done!”. So it was a somewhat wiser Bill Lokan (83/73) who claimed second spot, while mighty Merv Hameister (87/77) called on the Count to account for Wayne Nagle (90/77). Messrs. B. Fitton (90/78) and C. Michael (97/86) rounded out the business. Then the good Count was called over to the B Grade rabble and duly deemed that Graham “Emu” Ackland (85/69) would take first spot over Ron Carney (85/69). Bill Berry (89/72) decided to take third place all by himself, but the following took nothing home with them beside their dreams of what could have been: G. Leo (94/75), Tania Matz (95/75), M. Smith (95/79), S. Michael (97/80), Louise Michael (101/81), J. Michael (101/81) and R. Hahn (98/82). Dean Trickett (102/79) led home the C Grade trio, ahead of Austin Henstridge (102/80) and Malcolm Liptrot (111/86), all clutching a new golf ball. Callum Michael chipped in for a magnificent Eagle on the second and went home with a bag full of new golf balls. Birdies were struck by Doug Taylor at the 10th, Roger Hahn at the eighth and Geoff Leo at the 15th. Nearest The Pins were held by Bill Lokan (third), Brett Fitton (eighth) and Doug Taylor (10th). This weekend we’ll get stuck into another Stableford stoush, under the firm but fair gaze of starter Martyn Bell. Austin Henstridge will operate a alcohol apothecary for those in need at the 19th and remember, on the following Saturday we’ll hold our two-person Ambrose, so don’t delay - nail a partner today! Results from January 5. A new year, a new season, a new feeling of quiet optimism in the air and the same old faces, 34 of them - such was the scene last Saturday for our Stableford round and we begin, as ever, with the exulted A Grade field. With 35 points, Merv Hameister started the year one place better than he ended up at this time last year, while Callum Michael (34) claimed second place and Bill Lokan (32) third. Planning their 2013 strategies to combat these three were W. Nagle (30), B. Fitton (27), R. Hart (26) and D. Taylor (24). Of five very welcome visitors from Two Wells, two were A Graders, John Ball and Scott Francis, whose cards recorded scores of 94/81 and 100/88 respectively. The B Graders welcomed into their midst visitor Peter Sellar, who promptly whipped them all with his dominant 35 points. Bill Berry (34) led the locals home, while third spot went to Graham “Emu” Ackland (33), on whose behalf the good Count Bach booted Scott Michael from the podium. Muttering darkly about local clubs being for local people were D. Barnett (31), R. Carney (29), Ben Michael (28), Tania Matz (26), R. Hahn (26), visitor Shane Hahesy (25), G. Leo (22) and D. Trickett (DNF). The remaining three Two Wells visitors were B Grade stock and for them the important results were: Bob Hogg (92/77), Grant Wilson (96/81) and Paul Shields (97/82). Michael Smith led the C Grade mob down aisle seven with a manager’s special score of 41 points, leaving Austin Henstridge (40) marooned somewhere near the biscuits and Trevor Gilmour (33) dumped in the dairy section. Heading for the check-outs were D. Goudie (32), M. Liptrot (31), Moya Hayes (30), M. Hahesy (29), Chris Hahesy (25), Noah Barnett (23) and P. Friedrichs (17). No Birdies were struck, but all Nearest The Pins on offer were claimed, by Scott Michael (second), Ron Carney (third), Roger Hahn (eighth),

BALAKLAVA LADIES BOWLS ACTION: Collette Goldney, Balaklava Green, watches as Colin Milton, bowling for Balaklava Gold, points out their team bowls, during last Thursday’s match at Balaklava Bowling Club.

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Peter Sellar (10th) and Austin Henstridge (15th). Golfer of the Summer points went to Mike Smith (6), Austin Henstridge (5), Merv Hameister (4), Bill Berry (3), Callum Michael (2) and everyone else, one each. This Saturday we’ll hold a Stroke round, organised and launched by Callum Michael, while his proud progenitor, Scott, will serve beers and dry tears at the 19th. Please note that on Saturday January 26 we’re having a two-person Ambrose for no good reason, so git yerselves all buddied-up soonest.

NTP’s: Vince Zito fourth, George Dahlitz 12th, Roland Pawlak 14th, Shayne Saunders ninth. Last Thursday’s Stableford was won by an in-form Barry Schwartz, with 38pts from George Dahlitz (second), Rex Mortimer (third) 37. Others to do well were Mick Nicholls 36, Roger Hahn 35, and Bob Ahola 33. Birdies: Barry Schwartz first, Kieth Kluske 12th, Mick Nicholls second. NTP’s: Barrie Zerna ninth, Roger Hahn fourth, George Dahlitz 14th. In a field of 29, Mick Nichols won Saturday’s Par competition with a credible +5, from Wim Van Pelt +4, Rex Mortimer +3, on a countback from Lance Hatcher and John Mitchell +3, Barrie Zerna, Kieth Kluske, Colin Doudle and Len Usher +2. Birdies: Len Usher first, Wim Van Pelt 12th, Fred Hewitt 18th, Mick Nicholls 12th, Vince Zito fifth, Roland Pawlak ninth and 16th. NTP’s: Rowland Pawlak 14th, John Mitchell fourth, Ross Hienz ninth.

Shooting Mallala Gun Club

David West Beach winner

MALLALA’S David Franks took out the West Beach Golf Classic for 2013. David won with an amazing net score of 47, after deducting his handicap of a more than generous 80. Yes, 80! Runner-up was Troy Algar with net 61, and third was Ian Langdon of Langdon’s Shoe Store, with a net of 62. Best first year player was Jarrad Dunstan. This year is the 20th running of the classic. • David is pictured wearing the prestigious brown jacket.

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Due to extreme heat, the Stableford event to be played on Thursday January 3 was cancelled, however 20 players took part in the Stroke competition on January 5. Barry Schwartz, head greenkeeper and bar manager, is still finding time to play good gol, winning the day with a net 66 on a countback from John mitchell 66, while the consistent Vince Zito managed third place with 67. Others to do well were Roland Pawlak and Rex Mortimer 68, Ian Ferguson and Kieth kluske 69, Ed Manning 70 and Wim Van pelt 71. Birdies: Vince Zito third, A Noack first, John Mitchell ninth and 11th, Roen Cameron 14th, Wim Van Pelt ninth.

Clay Target Shoot results, Sunday January 6. Attendance 24. Event 1 25 Target Double Barrel C/D: AA - L Higgins 25/25. A - R Damin 25/25. B - B August & B Zanker 23/25. C - J Boland 22/25. EVENT 2 25 Target Pointscore: AA - L Higgins 74/75, second J Higgins 73/75. A - B Duncan 68/75, second R Damin 66/75. B - N Tiller 69/75, second J Algar 66/75. C - G B Boland 69/75, second V Tierney 69/78. EVENT 3 50 Target Continential Club Championship: Overall & AA - G Gilbert 70/71, 2nd J Higgins 69/71. A - D Keen 57/59, second R Damin 48/50. B - J Algar 48/50, second B Zanker 45/50. C - V Tierney 42/50, second D Humberstone 38/50. Best Overall in AA Grade: L Higgins 147/150. Next shoot: Monday January 28, Australia Day Shoot.

Tennis mid north

Results from January 12, 2013. A Grade: Blyth15/117 def Saddleworth 9/81. Ladies Singles: L Stirling def T Williams 6-1, T Andriske lost to K Fallenberg 0-6, T Loveday lost to J Schmaal 5-7, K Mugge def K Thomas 6-0, L Stirling def L Thomas 6-1, K Carling def K Gregory 6-1. Mens Singles: P Gibson def J Schmaal 6-1, A Pratt lost to A Reinke 3-6, C White def F Thomas 6-0, R Lloyd lost to L Boehn 6-7, T Webb lost to A Maynard 3-6, J Andriske def W Thomas 6-1. A Grade : Clare Aces 6/73 lost to Clare Young Guns 18/125. Ladies Singles: B Dare def C Stone 6-2, S Dubbs lost to J Caulfield 1-6, R Slade lost to S Linn 3-6, S Nield lost to S Daly 0-6, E Ashton def G Jacko 6-2, H Sanders def L Jacko 6-4. MensSingles:MDarelosttoAWalers3-6,GCoulterlosttoRHiggins0-6,GColeslosttoTGreenhill3-6, T Slade def J Pearse 6-2, C Longbottom lost to T Jenkins 3-6, A Dare lost to N Prokapec 5-7. A Grade: Clare Masters def Long Plains by forfeit. B Grade: Auburn 15/123 def Hilltown 9/109. Ladies Singles: L Ross lost to K Nugent 1-6, M Wilsdon def K Sims 6-2, C Allen def B Ellery 6-3, A Callery lost to V Pengilly 2-6, H Thomas lost to M Dunstan 2-6, K Shultz lost to M Crompton 2-6. Mens Singles: A Gallagher lost to S Brettley 3-6, N Wilsdon lost to M Salter 6-7, T Packer def T Pittaway 6-2, D Sandow def R O’Neill 6-3, R Cavalier def P Nugent 6-2, B McGrath lost to W Sims 3-6. B Grade: Hamley def Clare Hot Shots by forfeit.

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• BLYTH’S Janet Zweck was named Wakefield Regional Council’s Citizen of the Year, nominated for her committment to the Blyth community. • Nantawarra’s Bianca Greenshields received a merit for outstanding achievement. Lucy Radowicz recieved merits in both mathematical applications and geography.

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• BERNARD Eckey, then a coach at Balaklava Gliding Club, became the first member of the local gliding club to fly 1000km – and in Australian record speed.

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WELCOME to The Watchdog, a close analyst of all social media and entertainment forms, from film to Facebook and Twitter to television, you get the picture. The Watchdog replaces music columnist, Mr Brightside, who fled the country after being caught dressed in his mother’s lingerie, wearing full make-up, singing along to One Direction’s latest album. Apparently he couldn’t live with the embarrassment of getting busted listening to One Direction. First item of business: new parents on Facebook. Yes, bringing a new family member into the world is a momentous, life-changing event and sure, your friends would be happy to hear you’ve added to the global population. What follows is a nightmarish hijacking of the social

pens when Facebook suffers its eventual demise? All those photos, videos and memories will disappear into the digital abyss. Previous visits to the parents’ house could result in some embarrassing VHS sessions but this is no longer the case. Will we be crowding around a computer screen in years to come, searching for lost recordings from our lives’ most precious moments? Probably. All this could be avoided by steering clear of Babybooking and creating a personal record of your child’s early years. It may not be rocket science but it seems a logical alternative to the full nappies and sleepless nights of parents currently clogging my newsfeed. Don’t bug your friends, avoid Babybooking.

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urging the government to bow to the wishes of the local people and provide what they want. In 1877 Surveyor-General Goyder produced a map of the northern areas and railway lines, including the intended route of the proposed Hamley Bridge-Halbury line. How much this varied from the original survey plans is not stated, however when the line was being put down there were considerable difficulties in crossing the Wakefield river near Halbury, so the line was diverted through Balaklava. Balaklava grew rapidly as a major town while Halbury remained a small hamlet, despite having been extensively surveyed. Visit Balaklava Museum to see a copy of Surveyor-General Goyder’s map.

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of Alma, and the southern portion of the district of Upper Wakefield; and as these districts are very large grain-producing ones, some facilities ought to be provided by the government in the construction of a railway from Hamley Bridge to Halbury, so that the settlers can avail themselves of its use.” This motion was also carried. There was debate at the meeting about what the residents wanted, not failing to mention the condition of local roads which the report quoted as being “the most disgraceful highways in the colony.” Residents felt their needs were being ignored by government despite increases in taxation to fund public works. The meeting culminated in a deputation being formed to lobby the Commissioner of Public Works,

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connect Hamley Bridge and Halbury by line of railway on the 5’3” gauge as recommended by the late Railway Commission.” The motion was carried unanimously. The residents recognised the importance of the railway to the local district but they were not happy about the proposed route, so Mr J Ridgway moved “that this meeting most decidedly opposes the line the Government is at present surveying, as it will be of no practical advantage to the settlers in the eastern and northern parts of the District

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he transport of people and produce became a big issue as the young colony of South Australia grew and spread inland, so it is not surprising a railway network was quickly established. As the line from Adelaide gradually stretched its fingers into the northern plains countryside, the line to Hamley Bridge was completed, but this didn’t help the farmers further north so, in about 1874, the Railway Commission approved a railway connection between Hamley Bridge and Halbury. The ‘South Australian Register’ reported on a meeting that was held in the Salter Springs schoolroom on September 15, 1875, to consider the railway plan: Mr Aitchison moved “that this meeting approves the intentions of the government to

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MONTHLY CHURCH TIMES january 13 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am at hospital Goyder..................... 11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava............Mass 9.00am Pt Wakefield..... Mass 10.30am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am Anglicans with UC at hospital Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra........ Comb. Lochiel Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

january 20 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava...................11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge............9.15am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava...................... 9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra.................. 9.00am Lochiel........ Comb. Nantawarra Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

january 27 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am Auburn..................... 11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra........Comb. Lochiel Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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Accommodation

The Matchbox House bed & breakfast

Registered on State Heritage listing 1988 c1906

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

Balaklava Town Hall

Available For Hire Balaklava Town Hall

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

Butcher

Marc’s Meats

34 George Street, Balaklava

Phone 8862 1041

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

Cabinet Maker Kym & Julie McPharlin, Proprietors

Mack’s Cabinets Quality kitchens - built-ins vanities - modulars. Free measure and quotes. Sandgate Street, Balaklava, PO Box 252

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

Carpet Supplies

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

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

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

Electrician

Earth Moving

Child Care

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre

Balaklava

Bobcat Service

•Childcare •Pre-School •Playgroup Open 7.45am-5.45pm Mon-Fri Playgroup Wed 1pm-3pm

Mark Loy - A Class Electrician

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

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

15 Scotland St, Balaklava Ph 8862 1251

For quality care & education Concreting

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

Ph/Fax 8862 2127 M 0407 608 445

Phone: 0458 799 577

Phone 8862 1274

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

Earthworx

Exhaust & Brakes

Waratah Earthworx

Multi Exhaust & Brake Virginia

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

Contact Peter 0414 993 072 A/Hrs 8862 2192

Grant Fisher 0407 807 123 or 8862 1988 a/h

Concreting

Engineering

REDBANKS CONCRETE Many patterns and Colours to choose from!

• Driveways & Footpaths • Foundations • Shed Floors •‘TEXCRETE’- Pattern Pave Concrete John Nemet - 0408 896 523

Will add rustic charm to any property!

Concreting M & A Saliba

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

‘A’ Class Electrician

❋ Wiring ❋ Air Conditioning ❋ Installation ❋ Repairs & Rewiring ❋ Safety Switches ❋ Solar System Installation

Lic No’s: PGE 2045 & ACRS: A001510

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

Balaklava Chemplus Pharmacy

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

Phone us on 8380 9477

Exhaust & Auto Repair

Cunninghams Balaklava

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

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

Simon Exhaust & Auto Repairs

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

GENERAL ENGINEERS

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

Engineering

Fencing

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

Fencing Contractor

For all your rural & domestic fencing needs

Lic # BLD223301

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

Electrician

Earth Moving Lic No. A000 1347

Balaklava Bed & Breakfast

Chemist

Lic No BLD198659

Accommodation

ANDREW ROWE

For a free quote call Martin 0417 454 395

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

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

Crash Repairs

Employment

Fruit & Vegetables

See Simon & Philip Taylor at

Balaklava Crash Repairs For: 3 Crash repairs 3 Car detailing 3 Windscreen replacement Working for all insurance companies & providing quality finishes & service

Phone 8862 2050

Statewide Group Training & Mid State Employment ✦ Specialists in Apprenticeships/Traineeships ✦ Labour Hire & Permanent employees ✦ We cover all industries & occupations

Greg McLean 8844 4011 and 0428 813 974

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

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Gas Supplies

Holden Specialists Since 1930

8.5Kg to 9kg $19.50

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

Peter Harcourt & Co • Taxation consultant. • Accounting & computer services.

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

Ca$h for Can$ & Bottle$

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

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

Corner of George & Scotland St

Phone 8862 1728 Timber Supplies

R.T.A. AU26029

Handyman Service

Rod’s Handyman Ser vice Serving Balaklava and surrounding towns

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

Taxation

Printing

Motor Vehicles

LPG Gas Refills 3 Wheat 3 Pellets 3 Charcoal 3 Dry Dog Food

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

No job too small !

Pergolas - Carports - timber decks

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

Balaklava Motors PHone:

Call Rod: 0458 742 259

Lot 9 Kelly Road, Willaston

Newsagency

Your Family Hairdresser

Balaklava Newsagency

Rural Supplies

Call Trish on 0410 692 789 or 8527 2696

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

Hairdresser

Painter

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

MALLALA HAIR (next to IGA)

Balaklava Shearing Shed

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WillMar Maintenance

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

BAL A KL AVA Phone 8862 1866

Lic No. R27142

Painter

FERTILIZERS CONCRETE

Mid North Salt Damp Solutions The Number 1 treatment for curing rising salt damp

•FREE no obligation quote

• Free Quotes

• Kiddies haircut corner • Beauty & private waxing room

Tiling

Salt Damp Solutions

T.A Redden

Upmarket salon with cheap country prices

Phone: 8522 6504 Fax: 8523 2009

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

8862 1030

Hairdresser

Perms from $40

R & M Timber Supplies

“Specialising in bathroom renovations”

Tiling - Floor & Wall

High End Quality, Low End Prices Dave Martin Mobile

0412 042 061

Dave Williams Mobile

0411 278 173

Email: willmar1@bigpond.com

21 Edith Tce, Balaklava - Ph 8862 1629

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

MICK 0407 399 019 or DARYLE 0417 870 624

ABN 98 169 608 692 License No. BLD 170598 & BLD 58206

Hairdresser

Painter

Screen Printing

Tree Lopping

Cutz ‘N ’ Curlz

WH Treverton PAINTER

Hair & beauty

Wayne 0417 889 753

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

15 Railway Tce Balaklava SA 5461 Home phone: 8862 1509

24 George St, Balaklava - Ph:8862 1441

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

Phone 8862 1549 any time

Garden Sup.

Rocla

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

Peter Thompson Plumbing Contractor

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

Tiver Road, Evanston South Phone: 8522 5122

Locksmiths & Security Doors • Locks • Safes • Locks Rekeyed • Master Key Systems • Access Control • Padlocks • Door Hardware • Amplimesh Security Doors & Screens • Timber, Steel & Fire Doors • Mobile Service W:www.klssecurity.com.au E:info@klssecurity.com.au

Call Craig Oster 0402 270 326

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

Plumber

Ford motor vehicle dealers

Lic No. PGE203573

McCracken Ford

Mick Madigan

Steve Robertson Plumbing & Gas

Motor Vehicles

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

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

Serving The Rural Community

Supermarket

CATFORD PLUMBING

NOW providing Excavation & Trenching

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

1 Edith Terrace, Balaklava Phone 8862 1477 Plains Producer, Wednesday January 16, 2012

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

Keanan 0438 641 032

• 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

Truck & Trailer Repairs

Pratt Contracting

(SA)

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

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

BLD Lic. 46967

Plumber

Locksmiths & Security Doors

Fox Tree Lopping & Tower Hire

Solid Plastering

Plumber

Lic. No. PCL 5676

Cousins

Tiver Rd

Gawler ➞ Main North Road

Allan Garrard

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

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

Septic Tank Cleaning

Lisa Marie Photography

Landscaping

Garden Supplies

BLD Lic: 219551

Capture your little treasure forever

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

Cousins

Free quotes

Photography

For all general insurances

Embroidery & Screen Printing Specialist

Don’t be the best kept secret in town!

Promote your business on these pages for only $27.50 a month and put your name in front of about 7,000 people.

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For rent

Mallala 3 bedroom, large block. Good location. Available immediately. Contact Dee on 0421 900 762.

For Sale

1999 Subaru Outback reg: WGM 272. 186,000km, good condition, $6,000 ono. Phone 0439 801 115 2000 Falcon Future, AUII, auto sedan, dual fuel, high kms, $2,250, reg til April 2013, good condition, regularly serviced, reg no. WSA 482. Phone 0407 618 804 or 8862 7063.

Boat 4m Quintrex Breeze About tinny, 25hp, oil injected Suzuki outboard, forward steering, windscreen and canopy, fish finder and marine radio, includes some safety equipment, tilt trailer with manual winch, $3,800. Phone 0458 799 577.

Caravan 18’ 6” Paramont duet pop-top. Great bargain ready to go. Reg YIL 167, full annexe, beds 6’ 5” x 4’ 6”. 3 way 150 litre fridge, oven, a/c, 2 seater lounge, toilet, microwave, radio/CD/DVD player, TV, battery pack, off road tyres, many extras, $37,500 ono. Phone: 0439 801 115. Caravan - 2008 Jayco Sterling Pop Top 18ft single beds (new innerspring mattresses), tandem axle, full stove (3 gas, 1 electric griller, oven) digital TV, radio/CD/DVD, 3 way 90 Litre, fridge, 12 volt 120 amp/h battery system (new battery 12 month ago), Anderson plug, air conditioning, roll out awning, rear view video camera, 2 jerry can holders, approx 16,000km. Recently serviced, ready to go. Tare 1585kg ATM 1985kg, S167 TAD Ex Condition, Quick Sale $25,900. Ph: 0407 859 126.

Caravan - Jayco Heritage pop top. 2003 single axle, air-conditioned, single beds, roll out awning. $21,000. Phone 8528 2550 Mobile 0439 327 962. House for sale. 30 Kadina Road, Wallaroo, $249,000, well presented, 3 bedroom brick veneer home. Polished timber floors, large rooms, large block, currently leased $260 per week. Live in or invest. Contact 0433 802 804. IPhone 5 and 4S. Connect now, Telstra Plans available. Balaklava Electronics 8862 1552.

One old wooden dressing table $30. One wooden desk with bookcase $30. Four CD/DVD storage racks, wooden $5 each. One Hills clothes line, 2 years old, good condition $50. Phone 0439 828 234.

Metal detector minelab “Eureka Gold”. As new including spare battery pod and carry bag. Have all paper work. Cost $1,700 sell $1,000. Ph: 0458 799 577. Photocopier - Ricoh Aficio 2027, black& white copier with fax and stapler. A4 & A3 Paper Trays. 4 toner cartridges included. Can network to printer. was $11,000 new, $1,500. Ph 0407 715 593.

Quality Christmas trees, decorated. Various size trees, wreaths and large garlands. Starting from $50. Quality products, call Tracey 0408 807 658 - Owen.

Real Estate - for sale urgent. 2 country homes, sell now, settlement within 30 days. Vendors must rent both back, 6-12 months. Relocating due to sickness. One Owen, one Balaklava. Ph Rosemary 0428 172 310 or (08) 8862 1131.

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Scaffold, steel, quick stage mobile. 7.2 mtrs long; 1.2m wide; 4mtr - 6 mtr high; 11 metal planks. Photos available. $1,750 ono. Ph. 0428 890 107.

Toyota Landcruiser GLX, 7 seater wagon, AWD, 1990, reg VUK 462, 428,000km, near new tyres, twin tanks, serviced every 10,000 km, book supplied, air conditioning, $5,000 includes GST. Phone 0407 720 236. Wheelchair as new, large wheels $450. Home brew kit, all accessories included $150. Phone 8862 1845. Young brown layer hens. Two ages. Mallala phone 8527 2343.

Under $100

Four burner hooded patio gas BBQ, clean, excellent condition, $100. Phone 8862 1901.

Men’s pushbike with helmet, electric griddle plate, beer fridge, microwave oven, $10 each o.n.o. Phone 8862 1845.

Panasonic upright vacuum $25. Phone 8862 1901. Table - rectangular, extendable, 4ft 6 x 3ft, light teak, wooden $30, Dublin. Phone 0409 494 635.

Wardrobe 2 door, single mattress, old sideboard, desk, chair, water cooler, Westinghouse dryer. $40 the lot, Dublin 0409 494 635.

Lost

Lost dog - Border Collie Kelpie X, black and white, female, pink collar. Lost Wednesday January 9, Mallala/Two Wells Road Korunye, reward. Phone: 0429 202 182.

Public Notice

CASH for cans & bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. 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. WinNers of the Balaklava Weight Watchers Club Christmas Raffle Drawn December 17, 2012 were. 1st prize Sharon Rees, 2nd prize Kerry Bell, 3rd prize Ada Cottle, 4th prize Carol Allen.

SHARE Accommodation

Glengowrie - townhouse with secure parking close to Flinders Uni, Marion Shopping Centre, City and Public Transport. $150 per week and electricity bill. Phone 0438 262 295.

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.

21st Birthday

Lloyd Ben - 08/01/1992. Congratulations and best wishes on your 21st Birthday. May you continue to achieve your dreams and aspirations in life. All our love Dad, Mum and Tom.

40th Wedding Anniversary

Cheek - INGLIS, Greg and Natalie. Congratulations Mum and Dad on your 40th Wedding Anniversary on January 19, 2013. With love and best wishes from Andrew, Ali and Craig, Sam and Isabel.

Birth

HELPS - Wayne and Sarah Evans announce the safe arrival of their baby girl Annabel Sarah, at Gawler Health Service on 28/12/2012.

Gowland - Louise Anna. Born 12/12/2012. Welcome beautiful little girl another gorgeous grandchild making number 14 for nanna Charmaine, Poppy Peter (dec). GreatGrandparents Edie & Bill Pengilly (dec) and Stella & Laurie Gowland (dec). Thank you little one for giving me love and happiness once again into my life and belief. Love forever gorgeous girl. From Nanna Charmaine XO

Shepherd (nee Pfitzner). Erica and Ben are delighted to announce the arrival of Zander Jaxon on 02/01/2013, weighing 9lb 1oz, and 54cm long, a brother for Maya and Logan. Special thanks to Roxanne and midmives at Gawler Health Service. Shepherd (Pfitzner). Helen and Lance (nanny & pa-pa) and Uncle Tim have great pleasure in announcing the birth of a very handsome grandson and nephew Zander Jaxon on 02/01/2013 9lb 1oz and 54cm long at Gawler Hospital. A dear little brother for our adorable Maya and Logan. Thank you Erica and Ben for another precious baby to love and cherish.

Death

Goward - Gerald William Doddrell. Passed away peacefully on January 9, 2013. Aged 85 years. Devoted husband of Denise. Loved father and father-in-law of Pen and Neil, Pru and David, Nick and Margaret, Liz and Paul, Debra, Robert and Sandy, Steven and Sue, Trish and Chris. Grandpa of 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Sharemarket

professional

Wanted

Let Me Help Arrange Your Ceremony With T.L.C

All stock analysed by university. Researched as never before. Buy, hold or sell. Opening day January 26. Phone now 8862 1442 or email: ekarklins@bigpond.com

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.

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• Weddings • Renewal of Vows • Naming Ceremonies • Commitment Ceremonies

Tarlee Life Celebrations

Ph: 0421 649 738 or 8528 5257

Death

Goward - Family and friends of the late Gerald William Doddrell Goward are respectfully advised that his Funeral Service will be conducted in the Owen Community Church on Wednesday January 16, at 1.30pm. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will proceed to the Owen Cemetery. In lieu of floral tributes, a dontation to the Hamley Bridge Memorial Hospital would be appreciated.

Durdin & Forgie Family Funerals Balaklava A.F.D.A 8862 2101

Kester - Norman John. Ex RAN PM5839. 25/10/1924 - 23/12/2012. Died at Lyell McEwin Hospital. Aged 88 years. Loving husband of Betty (deceased). Father of Glenn (Broken Hill) and Craig (Brisbane).

Return Thanks

The family of Adrian Wilson

would like to take this opportunity to thank the many people who have supported us on the recent loss of Adrian our father, father-in-law and pa. We would also like to thank the staff of Millcourt for love and support shown to Adrian whilst he was a resident. Please accept this as our personal thanks and appreciation. Dawn, David, Ben and Tom Lloyd.

Thank you

To my wonderful family, relatives, friends and great neighbours, phone calls, letters, get well cards and prayers were much appreciated. My sincere thanks to all, and happy 2013. Joy Cunningham - Owen.

Coming Events

AUSTRALIA DAY 2 PERSON AMBROSE SAT JANUARY 26

• 12noon Shotgun start • $20 per person includes tea • Great prizes TWILIGHT GOLF RESUMES THURSDAY JAN 31, 5.30PM

BALAKLAVA GOLF CLUB

Blyth Cinema

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

• Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG) ★★★★ - Fri Jan 18, 7.30pm • Hotel Transylvania (PG) ★ ★ ★ Animated Tickets $5 - Thurs Jan 17, 2pm - Sat Jan 19, 5.30pm • Your Sister’s Sister (M) ★ ★ ★ Drama -Emily Blunt - Sat Jan 19, 8pm

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

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

CLARE & GILBERT VALLEYS COUNCIL

AUSTRALIA DAY BREAKFAST An invitation is extended to all residents to attend an Australia Day Breakfast and Awards presentation at the following locations listed, on Saturday January 26, 2013 Clare: Maynard Park 8.30am (If weather is inclement - Clare Town Hall) Riverton: Riverton Recreation Ground 8.30am Saddleworth: Saddleworth Institute 8.30am Auburn: Centennial Park 8.30am Roy D Blight Chief Executive Officer

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MASSIVE CAR PARK SALE

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• Approx 15 hours per week $24.63 per hour • Opportunity to work alternate weekends • Permanent set roster • Early morning starts To apply call Bec on 8527 2249

SERVICE TECHNICIAN Rosenberg Machinery Group currently has a vacancy for a suitable qualified Service Technician based at the Roseworthy branch. If you are interested in joining one of John Deere’s most progressive Dealer Groups and possess a desire to work on some of the World’s leading Agriculture equipment then we may have a position for you. The successful applicant will: • Have a passion and enthusiasm for the agricultural industry • Diagnosing performance & break down issues using the latest electronic test equipment. • Performing routine maintenance and equipment repairs on the products offered by Rosenberg Machinery Group. • Experience in electronics and hydraulics would be an advantage. • Have good time management and excellent communication skills • Willing to be a team member. For further information phone 0400 534257 Please post application and resume to: Service Manager Gawler Farm Machinery 4 Flett Road Roseworthy SA 5371

We are seeking

Spare Parts Interpreter & Junior Spare Parts Assistant To succeed in this role you will need a focus on customer service, the ability to work as a team, and the desire to achieve. A detailed job description is available on request. Please address your written application to : Roger Vater AW Vater & Co., Marrabel Road SA 5413 Email : roger.vater@vater.com.au Phone :(08) 8847 5000 Fax : (08) 8847 4068

Phone today on 8862 1725

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

Dr Daryl R Brown

Normal Opening Hours Resume Jan 29 • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am - 5pm • Thursday 9am - 6pm • Saturday 9am - 12noon

Australia Day & Public Holidays Closed January 26 and January 28

MASSIVE SECOND HAND BOOK SALE SAT DEC 15 TIL FRI JAN 25

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Real estate

BALAKLAVA 26 Kelly Street Secure Investment or Affordable Family Home

3 bedrooms with ceiling fans, Eat-in Kitchen, spacious lounge with air conditioning & gas heating, fully tiled bathroom, secure fencing

REDUCED $160,000

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

FACTORY / SALES

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

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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.

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BALAKLAVA

$310,000

• 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

BALAKLAVA

$155,000

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NEW PRICE: $190,000

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

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

BALAKLAVA

NEW PRICE: $315,000

• 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.

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$265,000

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$187,000

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Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station

Phone roger: 0428 419 133

Christmas/New Year Closure

• Closed from Dec 23 - reopen Mon Jan 7, 2013

★ Digital imaging for SPEEDY insurance claims ★ Windscreen REPLACEMENT & repairs ★ Plastic welding ★ Tilt towing 24 hours

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• 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 • Affordable family home situated on a corner allotment • Three spacious bedrooms, reverse cycle A/C in the lounge room • Country style kitchen, family bathroom & large laundry • Double carport & excellent entertaining area • 9m x 6m shed & well design low maintenance yard.

ATTENTION ALL PROPERTY OWNERS

The ideal market to sell. We have genuine buyers on our books. 9 properties sold recently.

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

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Mid North snatches Inter-Association Shield Barossa & Light Men’s BowlsAssociation and Broughton, Mid North and Wooroora Men’s Bowling Sections (within the BMW Bowling Association) converged on Balaklava Bowling Club on Sunday January 6, to compete for the K.S. Trengove Shield for Inter-Association Bowls. Warm blustery bowling conditions awaited bowlers as they competed in three 14-end matches against the representative sides. Round one saw Wooroora play Barossa & Light and Mid North play Broughton. Mid North won their match by 13 shots, despite winning only two of their six rinks while Barossa & Light accounted for Wooroora by 12 shots, winning four and a half rinks to Wooroora’s one and a half rinks.

John Glistak WMBA secretary

Barossa & Light 85 (R. Schneider 15, A. Pfitzner 5, B. Pech 15, B. Teakle 11, D. Rex 14, C. Rule 25) def. Wooroora 73 (N. Rogers 11, P. Furst 22, N. Harkness 14, P. Thompson 11, B. Mullins 6, W. McPharlin 9). Mid-North 79 (P. Farley 19, G. Kotz 10, D. Maidment 15, M. Wildash 8, K. Clarke 11, C. Wildash 16) def. Broughton 66 (P. Meyers 6, P. Hyde 13, N. Heinrich 17, J. Spackman 9, N. Weckert 12, M. Perrin 9). The second round saw first round winners, Barossa & Light, and Mid-North face off, with Broughton playing Wooroora in

PHOTO: LISA REDPATH

the other match. With wins in three of the six rinks, Mid-North emerged victorious against Barossa & Light with the final score 85 – 78. Meanwhile, Wooroora was too good against Broughton winning by a comfortable 24 shots. Wooroora 100 (P. Thompson 22, B. Mullins 16, P. Furst 13, W. McPharlin 24, N. Rogers 15, N. Harkness 10) def. Broughton 76 (N. Weckert 10, M. Perrin 16, J. Spackman 12, N. Heinrich 7, P. Hyde 16, P. Meyer 15). Mid-North 85 (G. Kotz 7, D. Maidment 8, K. Clarke 12, C. Wildash 23, M. Wildash 17, P. Farley 18) def. Barossa & Light 78 (B. Pech 18, A. Pfitzner 18, D. Rex 14, R. Schneider 5, B. Teakle 11, C. Rule 12). n Continued page 19

Lower North in Twenty20 final LOWER North Cricket Club will take on Brinkworth/Koolunga in the final of the Stanley Cricket Association Twenty20 competition. The date for the match will be decided at an association meeting tonight, with Clare the likely venue. At Long Plains on Saturday, Brinkworth/Koolunga took the points from Longies, while Blyth/ Kybunga was bundled out for 98, Auburn/Mintaro chasing down the target with relative ease. n Continued page 20 Matt Norman, AuburnMintaro, is pictured celebrating a wicket during the match against Blyth/ Kybunga.

ANDREW Ince bowls for Owen during Saturday’s Division Two clash against Tarlee White.

Riverton snaps losing streak The Division One round played last weekend concluded the second round robin phase of the Wooroora Men’s Bowls competition, with just seven rounds left to play. Considerable interest within the bowls fraternity surrounded Riverton’s losing streak of five matches. But fortunately for Riverton’s finals aspirations, this streak came to an end last Saturday, unfortunately for Mallala, at its expense. With two rinks and 15 shots up, Riverton secured their first win since 17 November last year. For Riverton, Griffiths had a comfortable 15 shot win over Stuart (M) while Rogers (R) held on to a one shot advantage over Furst

(M). Mallala’s rink points came through Smith’s one shot win over Clark (R). Balaklava had an all rinks up win over Hamley Bridge with Hawke (B) one shot up over J. Bubner (HB), Thompson (B) defeating Fritz (HB) by 13 shots and Taylor (B) accounting for Donohue (HB) by 7 shots. The close Division One match of the day, though, was Wasleys vs Owen. Four shots was the final margin and despite having only one rink up, Wasleys secured valuable match points in this encounter. n Continued page 17

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