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TODD SHOCKED, BUT ACTS SWIFTLY AFTER HIS:

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TODD Baker and his grandfather, Lindsay Baker, at the gravesite. PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

Council moves on land proposal A LOW-INCOME residential development on privately owned land in Balaklava’s east looks likely to proceed, with Wakefield Regional Council resolving to begin negotiations with relevant parties last week. As part of the proposal with developer,

Les Pearson reports:

Unity Housing, council would take over ownership of the roads, which are all currently unsealed gravel. The land in question, owned by Murray Gates, already has several existing

residents who have previously purchased blocks of land.Unity Housing would seal and provide infrastructure to one of the roads, while council would be responsible for providing similar infrastructure to remaining roads in the development. n Continued with more details Page 7

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THERE would be few discoveries more disturbing than uncovering human remains in a shallow grave but Long Plains man, Todd Baker, says he is coping reasonably well. Todd uncovered human remains while fencing on Lindsay Baker’s (Todd’s grandfather) property at Long Plains last Friday afternoon. He was clearing sand in a front-end loader after pulling down an old fence, in preparation of building a new fence in its spot. Todd spotted what he thought was a rag but once he uncovered some bones, it soon became apparent what he had discovered. “Yeah, I was a bit shaken up when I found it,” he said. “I’ve been alright.” Todd quickly contacted his father, Leigh, to tell him of the shocking find. “I just called dad and told him to come and look at what I found,” he said. “He had a quick look and called the police. They came from Gawler as soon as they could.” Todd felt he had overcome the initial shock. “I think it would have been worse if there was flesh on it but it was just bones,” he said. “It was still bad though.” Detective Inspector Mark Trenwith said local police, major crime detectives and crime scene examiners attended the site and confirmed the body was buried in a shallow grave. n Continued Page 6

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NEWS v District SPECIAL FEATURE v Australia DAY events Balaklava Area Committee’s Youth Achievement award went to Duane Wilson.

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Local communities celebrated Australia Day in style, with events ranging from Aussie breakfasts, to golf days and pool parties. Balaklava’s community honoured its award-winning citizens and enjoyed a breakfast in Apex Park – another new venue for the town. Suggested by Balaklava Lions club president, Warren Durdin, the plan was to show off the park, which was looking a picture in the morning sunshine. A crowd of about 70 people gathered under the shade of the pines on the eastern perimeter, with many remarking on the pleasant surroundings. Lions Club volunteers cooked up a storm for the crowd, with local CWA members helping with refreshments. Kelly Bickle invited the crowd to join her in singing the national anthem. Wakefield Regional Council’s Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to Sophie van Kleef, for her community involvement and achievements over a number of years. Council CEO, Cate Atkinson, congratulated Sophie and presented the award. Sophie paid tribute to her fel-

Louise Michael reports: low commitee members and many people who helped her organise a successful fund-raiser for the Shamus Liptrot Cycle trail – just one of several community achievements. Chairman of Balaklava Area Committee (BAC), Roger McGuire, then announced BAC award winners. BAC awards are dedicated to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the community as distinct to residents who have excelled in some individual pursuit. Mr McQuire presented BAC’s Achievement Award to popular local identity, Gay Lamond. Gay volunteers in a number of community groups, such as Meals on Wheels, Courthouse Gallery, and hospital fundraising committee, particularly in context to working at the Balaklava races, and also provides medical transport to Adelaide for community members in need of that resource. Gay has also been involved in many sporting clubs over the years, as player, coach, committee member and canteen manager. Due to her commitment and service to the clubs, Gay was awarded

life membership of both Balaklava tennis and football clubs. BAC Youth Achievement Award for 2013 went to student, Duane Wilson. Duane won the VET Student of the Year Award (joint winner) for his voluntary involvement in the cattle industry. He prepared cattle for the SA Heifer Expo, and helped reeducate, and nose ring, school steers at Karoonda and Kapunda High Schools. Duane was invited to the Royal Adelaide Show (RAS) to teach the education program for about 500 students and their teachers. Demonstrating his passion for the cattle industry, Duane set up a youth group for young people interested in beef cattle. Despite Maitland Area School being his competitor at the RAS, Duane helped develop the students’ cattle skills. Duane is also well known in local basketball, dedicating his time to umpiring matches. Duane was not available to receive his award, as he is touring western NSW, undertaking an educational program for the benefit of school students in those areas. He will receive his award when he returns to Balaklava.

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NEWS v District SPECIAL FEATURE v Australia DAY events

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Louise Michael reports:

ustralia Day 2013 took on more significance than normal for born and bred Blyth local, Ian Roberts, who was awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Blyth. Ian was nominated by Blyth Progress Association for his involvement in a vast array of organisations and clubs within his community. “This certainly came out of the blue,” Ian said. “I am honoured to have been considered for this award, and thank the people who took the time to prepare an application.” Ian will receive his official award at a ceremony at Government House in April. Ian has been the convenor of the Blyth Community Tree Planting Day for the past 21 years, and has grown thousands of trees each year. “The support that has given me the greatest self-satisfaction and will provide the longest benefit, has been the sustained effort to green the environment around Blyth,” said Ian. He estimated some 25 million tree years’ growth has been given to the planet over more than 21 years of tree planting. Ian is well known for founding Medika Art Gallery in 1984, and has been an instigator and planner of Brooks Lookout Attraction and the Lomandra Walking Trail. His involvements don’t stop there, as he

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First verse, To A Skylark, Percy Bysshe Shelley. 1792–1822. has been chairperson and manager of Blyth Regional Cinema, chairman and committee member of Blyth Development Board, chairman and secretary of Blyth Progress Association and councillor for two years in the late 1980s for Blyth District Council. Ian has also been involved in civic affairs for many years through a range of organisations in Blyth including the Hospital Action Group, Hospital Board Committee, Padnaindi Reserve Development, Management Committee, Blyth Brinkworth Propagation Unit and secretary of local tennis and football clubs during the 1970s. Ian thanked his wife, Narelle, and daughters Kerryn, Belinda, Carmen and Andrea, for their love and support of his involvement in countless community activities. “I’ve been fortunate to live in a community which has been happy to listen to my ideas, and more importantly, get behind some of them with verbal and administrative support, and most importantly, with actions,” he said. “Nothing can be achieved in any community without that support.” All of the organisations Ian has been a part

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of, have had the attitude that votes are only taken once a consensus has been reached, and then everyone works to bring that decision to fruition, regardless of personal views. “I believe this has played a major part in my good fortune to live in a supportive and harmonious community.” Ian said the personal rewards from being involved in community affairs have been immense. “I encourage all young people to have a go – you won’t regret it.”

The Blyth community enjoyed a hearty barbecue breakfast to celebrate Australia Day, and to congratulate Ian. The crowd assembled at Padnaindi Reserve while Blyth Progress Association (BPA) chairperson, Kerry Smith, read a message from the Mayor. Following a rousing rendition of the national anthem, BPA member, Janet Zweck, read the nomination submitted for Ian’s OAM. Ian responded and thanked the close-knit Blyth community for its support.

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SPECIAL FEATURE v Australia DAY events BALAKLAVA CWA ladies offer a morning “cuppa” (from left) Jillian Nield, Collette Goldney, Jean Reid, Rhonda Arbon, Liz Traeger and Dulcie Williams.

Parklands shine for Balaklava

LEFT: Passing through Balaklava caravanners Jan and Trevor “Zeke” Muir, of Murray Bridge, chatting with Balaklava’s Lenice Cox.

Celebrating

BELOW: Kelly Bickle sings the national anthem with the crowd enjoying the beautiful morning in the parklands. BELOW RIGHT: Under Aussie flag are Colin Stewart (left) and Bruce Henstridge.

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Knife threat at Two Wells servo TWO WELLS • A MAN allegedly armed with a knife walked into the BP service station on Artesian Road at Two Wells and threatened the console operator just before 1.30pm on Monday. The suspect fled on foot with an amount of cash and cigarettes. He was wearing a black and white jacket and sunglasses and is believed to have dreadlocks. If anyone witnessed this incident or has any information, they are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www. sa.crimestoppers.com. au PORT PARHAM • BETWEEN January

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from Wild Horse Plains was reported for driving unregistered, uninsured and with an expired licence by Barossa Highway Patrols on January 23. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days. PT WAKEFIELD • AN 18-year-old man was reported for failing to answer questions to identify the driver of a vehicle. He will appear in the Kadina Magistrates Court at a later date.

Warning on Hendra virus

THE Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) is encouraging all horse owners to vaccinate their horses from the deadly Hendra virus, following the discovery of the virus in South Australia.. Earlier this month, about 100 flying foxes, in North Adelaide parklands, died due to extreme heat. One tested positive for the virus. Hendra Virus is a bat-borne disease which was first identified in Brisbane in 1994. It has claimed the lives of four of the seven people infected by the disease, and worried horse owners all over the country. Antibodies had been found in flying fox population around Australia, but this was the first time the actual virus had been found in flying fox tissue in SA. AVA national president, Ben Gardiner, said horse owners across the country should safeguard against the virus by using the vaccine which was released last year. Strict conditions apply to the sale and use of the vaccine. Contact your local vet for information about the vaccine or if you have general health concerns about your horse.

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Council rethink over Balco costs WAKEFIELD Regional Council will cover the staff time costs associated with Balco’s Development Plan Amendment (DPA) to rezone a large portion of land at the Bowmans Intermodal site. WRC had previously resolved to seek all council staff time costs associated with the DPA to be paid by the developer, in this instance, Balco. This cost was believed to be about $3350. Following negotiations between WRC chief executive officer, Cate Atkinson, and Balco managing director, Malcolm May, Mrs Atkinson reported Balco was not willing to pay the staff time costs. A letter from Mr May to council stated Balco believed it “not appropriate for council to seek compensation for its planning staff in this instance”. The letter indicated other DPAs, such as the Gemtree residential development in Hamley Bridge, was not required to make such a payment.

WRC community and development services manager, Chris Parish, reported council had also canvassed 10 other local councils in South Australia, two metropolitan and eight regional. Eight councils supported an in-kind contribution for staff time associated with processing DPAs. Western ward councillor, Richard Pain, who had previously been a supporter of council recovering staff time costs from Balco, was happy to reverse his thinking. “In relation to supporting an in-kind contribution from council, it’s unfortunate the information regarding the Hamley Bridge Gemtree development was not presented to us at the last council meeting, so an informed decision could have been made at that meeting,” he said. “It set a precedent for this particular matter. “In light of the information now available, I support we have an in-kind contribution from council for those costs.” n More council news, pages 6 and 7

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After many weeks, our house is quiet (in the daytime anyway.) The boys have gone back to school! As mentioned last week, the school holidays have come to a close, and we’re back into routine. Everyone was a bit tired after the first day as it was a shock to the system having to attend classes again. Many “newies” started their first day ever, of school life, while others started their first high school day. We’ve now finished our association with primary school and have moved only to high school and, for the first time, to having a school leaver starting in the workforce. It’s an exciting, but also anxious time for all involved, when your children move into the “big bad world.” One friend, who’s children have recently finished school, said: “The thing urgently needed for parents, is a pamphlet called, ‘What school can’t teach you.’” That is true. There’s a huge list of things you can only experience while out in the real world, working or undergoing “on the job” training. Commonsense is something you learn. And initiative. Things don’t just happen by themselves. Sometimes you have to think about how things work, how it affects others, and get in there and just do it. I remember a school friend starting a job in an opposing bank from which I was working. Being a nervous young lad, he was eager to please his bosses. But of course, they were eager to play a joke on him. (Something I was warned about before starting.) He was sent to us to ask if his bank could borrow some scales to balance the money. Ha ha. Luckily he took it on the chin and survived! These days it would probably cause severe mental and emotional distress and the bank, and staff, would be sued. But really, that’s part of workplace humour, experience,and learning to take a joke. No harm done. Toughen up. Eat some cement. Confidence is another thing. The ability to have a go, and not doubt yourself, is very important. My bank friend didn’t lose his confidence after the prank, more so his pride, albeit briefly. There’s lots more to learn for school leavers.

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Louise Michael Owen Owen Red Cross and CWA had a joint Christmas lunch in December. Red Cross Liaison Officer, Shirley Gameau, awarded two locals with volunteer service awards. Badge presentations were made to Margaret Marshman, (above left) 40 year badge, and Pam Duncan (absent) for 20 years. Well done girls. • Community Centre Committee meeting is on February 18 at 8pm in the hall meeting room. Everyone welcome to attend. Dublin

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horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. But what about beer? Mallala racehorse trainer and show jumper, Mick McLean, rode his horse to the Mallala Hotel to grab a cold beer last Sunday. We are not sure if the beer was meant for the horse, or Mick ... but possibly both!

Speaking of banks, what about kids and banking/saving? Then there’s organising new superannuation? What about their income, or lack thereof? Accommodation costs, health cover, RAA, Medicare, tax returns, bills, Centrelink, the list goes on. So there are plenty of things schools can’t teach. Many things need to be taught at home first, and others will be taught in the workforce later. Here ends my lesson. Balaklava Balaklava Tennis Club is holding a Bingo night at the Sports Club on February 16. Eyes down 7-30pm so don’t be late, shut the gate. BYO supper. Junior tennis tournament is on February 24 from 8-30am. Contact Tania Allen for details on 0419 034 096. Snowtown Keep October 12 free to celebrate the town’s 135th birthday. A public meeting for residents

interested in being on a planning committee for the big event will be held in mid February. •And he’s kept it quiet for months but we’ve found out. Happy 60th birthday to local Paul McCormack. Brinkworth

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Brinky’s town management committee is desperately looking for a secretary and treasurer, which will save the group from possible closure. If you can help, please contact Chris Bolvig on 8846 2285. • Welcome to new resident Lutheran Minister, James Leach and his wife Adele, and their four young children. James replaces Fin Klein who has moved to Murray Bridge. Blyth A reunion for hospital staff will be held Saturday, February 9. RSVP to Josie by February 4 on 0408 0810 378 or Angie, 0429 968 379.

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Refurbishment of the cemetery gates has started. Old gates have been removed to be treated and powder coated, and new plaques are ready to be fixed to new cement bases for the unmarked graves. Completion date is set for May 19. • Dublin History Group is holding a number of fundraisers in the next couple of months. First up is Scrapbooking - Heritage Pages on February 10 at the Research Centre. The day runs from 1-4pm and costs $25. The workshop will be hosted by Tania Gilbert, and the only thing you’ll need to take is your photo. • Next its the annual Strawberry Fete on February 24 from 10am to 4pm at the Port Parham Sports and Social Clubclub. Morning tea and lunch will be available, including delicious scones with strawberry jam and cream or icecream. Yum. There will also be stalls selling jewellery, craft, plants, cards, lollies, and much more. Balaklava Primary School choir and local singer, Peter Wibberley, will entertain the crowd during the day. • Bingo is on February 7 at the Dublin Institute.Doors open 7-15pm with eyes down 7-30pm.

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NEWS v District PUBLIC NOW MUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO seek answers:

Split vote, but council dumps question time RATEPAYERS looking to air their queries at Wakefield Regional Council meetings will need to find another avenue, after council elected to remove the public question time provision from its monthly meeting agenda. The decision came on the back of a quarterly policy review, recommending open forum, briefings and public question time be retitled as ‘council member reports and briefings’. In his report to council, WRC governance officer, Brian Shields, wrote it was widely accepted public question time being held during council meetings was not ‘best practice’. “Members of the public should be encouraged to approach staff with questions in the first instance, either verbally or via letter,” Mr Shields reported. “If they wish, they can approach their local council members, or even through deputation to council.” Central ward councillor, Owen Chapman, opposed the recommendation. “Why would you delete the possibility for council to hold an informal briefing discussion session at the conclusion of council meetings if necessary?” he asked. “This may be very appropriate in some circumstances. “I’ve never had a problem with public question time, provided it is done in a proper manner. “I believe a member of the public should have the right to ask a question, particularly if other avenues of access to council have been exhausted. “The presiding member does not have

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We had one night here where we had 41 questions asked. There are so many other avenues people can go through.

to accept the question but let’s encourage people to attend our gallery and be as open as possible.” Western Ward councillor, Richard Pain, concurred. “It is important that we do have somewhere the public can come to ask questions,” he said. “We’re becoming less transparent as we go along. “I support what Cr Chapman has said in relation to this and I think (the policy) should be left as it was.” Mayor, James Maitland, said the change in title would help direct discussion to the relevant items on the agenda. “There is a session called ‘questions

without notice’ but invariably we would get a number of questions in open forum,” he explained. WRC corporate services manager, Steve Jonas, acting as CEO while Cate Atkinson is on leave, clarified it was standard for council’s policies to be reviewed regularly and council could choose to keep it as is. Central Ward councillor, David Lamond, spoke in support of the recommendation. “I’m happy with open forum and I’m happy with briefings but public question time, I’ve never been in favour of it,” he said. “There’s 68 councils in SA and in my report about 15 months ago, only about 14 have public question time. “We had one night here where we had 41 questions asked. There are so many other avenues people can go through.” Council voted on the matter, which was tied five votes apiece. Southern Ward councillor, Rodney Reid, put forward an alternative option. “Is it possible to separate public question time from this policy?” he posed. “I think we’re trying to look at two distinct things and trying to cover them in one policy. “I think maybe the removal of public question time out of this policy is a possibility and for us to look at the whole issue of public question time, separately.” Mr Jonas said the idea had merit but the vote had been made and Mr Maitland had to decide which way it went. “I vote in favour of the motion and that’s carried,” Mr Maitland said.

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THE GOOD • TIED voting was unusually prominent, which is virtually unheard of in the annals of Wakefield Regional Council meetings. Those readers with sharp memories may recall an editorial piece I wrote in December calling for councillors to express opinion and display some free thinking. On three occasions that I can recall, voting was split down the middle, giving mayor, James Maitland, the casting vote. In two years of attending council meetings, this was the first time I had witnessed such phenomena. Seeing it three times was somewhat of a treat. WRC corporate services manager, Steve Jonas, noticed this too, asking in a joking manner what was wrong with the elected members that night. A councillor responded: “looks like democracy”. • The amended motion from Southern Ward councillor, Rodney Reid, regarding the Unity Housing development on the Gates land (see separate story) again displayed the calmness and common sense associated with his time with council. Yes, there were still opponents to some degree with warranted concerns, which is fine, but when this guy speaks, he’s often worth listening to. • The decision to charge Balco with council staff time costs associated with its development plan amendment was also overturned (see separate story), with general support emerging for the company and its Bowmans expansion plans. • THE removal of a public question time provision at council meetings was a step backwards in my opinion. There have been figures quoted from Central Ward councillor, David Lamond, regarding occasions when public question time had commanded a large amount of time at some council meetings. Cr Lamond also revealed few other councils have a public question time provision. His points are valid but I consider this a move to distance council from the public, and it should be seen as such. Bear in mind Cr Lamond did not necessarily action this, as it came within council’s management. He was also not the only councillor to vote in favour of scrapping public question time, as mayor James Maitland had the casting vote following a tied ballot. Yes, there are other avenues for the public to contact council and its elected members but closing one of them does not lend itself to council’s desired image of being approachable. Council works on behalf of the ratepayers, there should be as many avenues as possible to contact elected members and staff.

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Move over Manu Feildel and Pete Evans. There’s a new celebrity on Channel 7’s top rating cooking show, My Kitchen Rules. Virginia tomato grower and Manager of Freshway Farms in South Australia, Tony Spano, was one of six outstanding Coles suppliers across Australia to be selected to appear in the series. For his television debut, Tony was filmed working on the farm and carrying a tray of truss tomatoes. “I’m quite humbled to have been selected to represent SA for Coles in My Kitchen Rules (MKR), and I’m particularly proud to be representing the Virginia area” said Tony. It was his first time on television and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. “It was great fun working with the MKR team, and I was quite surprised by how much time went into filming and I look forward to seeing it on air.” Established in 1997, Freshway Farms is a family owned business whose origins span three generations of Virginia farmers, resulting in more than 70 years of farming experience. The farm has a large number of greenhouses for the production of not only tomatoes, but zucchinis, capsicums and cucumbers.

• From Page 1 Police and SES personnel also carried out extensive searches of the nearby area. Detective Trenwith said police were treating the matter as a murder, with the investigation declared a major crime. “A forensic anthropologist attended the scene and conducted a preliminary examination of the remains but at this stage, we can’t confirm the age, identity, ethnicity or sex of the remains,” he said. Detective Trenwith did confirm the

MY VIEW

LAST Wednesday’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting Comment: was a strange event in a number Les Pearson of ways, with some wins and losses, depending on which side of the fence you sit. For someone who is meant to be a trusted fence sitter, here is my take on Wednesday night’s events.

remains were not of indigenous ethnicity. “It’s not clear how long the body has been there but we believe it has been there for several years at least,” he added. “It does make it more difficult when it has been some time before we uncover the crime scene but quite often there is forensic evidence of value. “The cause of death has not yet been determined.” A post-mortem was to be carried out on Tuesday, with further details to be released

following. Police will also use clothing found at the scene to help piece together the person’s identity. SAPOL confirmed there was no new information to surface on Tuesday morning. Police were reviewing previous missing person and murder files where bodies were not found, while dental records and DNA were also likely components. Detective Trenwith called for anyone with any information thought to be of assistance to contact police.

THE UGLY

• FOR those in attendance last week, the seemingly perpetual deputation will live long in the memory as one of the most arduous of presentations ever endured. Several people in the gallery and around the council table and were checking their watches throughout. I think we really need to look at setting a time limit on such presentations, as I could sense the impatient atmosphere thicken in the room as every minute ticked by. Pre-determine the time limits and let us keep the meeting flowing.

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NEWS v Balaklava

Land plan gathers pace Councillors wary of cost

Don’t leave it in the ‘too hard basket’ urges Reid Les Pearson reports: •From page 1

There are a number of bridges to cross before it does come to fruition though, with cost estimates and land ownership issues to be considered before getting council’s tick of approval. Southern Ward councillor, Rodney Reid, moved amendments to the original motion regarding the development facing council at Wednesday night’s meeting. His amendments, which were carried and subsequently voted on, were delivered in four sections. “(One) – Council delegates the CEO to work with Unity Housing, to facilitate the development of the housing estate in Balaklava, currently owned by Mr M Gates, for low income earners,” Cr Reid proposed. “(Two) – Negotiate the transfer of existing private roads, owned by Mr Gates, to council, so there is access to the land, subject to Unity Housing undertaking the development. “(Three) – Negotiate the transfer of land currently owned by Mr Gates to council’s ownership, in compensation for future road infrastructure costs, subject to Unity Housing undertaking the development. “(Four) – Receive a further financial report outlining the negotiations and future commitments in respect to

the development of the land, prior to seeking council’s endorsement to proceed.” Cr Reid spoke on behalf of his amendments, “I’ve read the information provided in agendas over a number of months, I’ve been through the file that was tabled, I’ve talked with various members of staff seeking explanations and driven through the estate on a number of times,”

THE area of land east of Balaklava

Google Earth image he said. “The most important conclusion I can make is we must move forward for the sake of existing residents and future residents of the estate. “Leaving the issue in the ‘too hard basket’ will not progress this development at all.” He cited the Hayfield Plains as a development, which had concerns surrounding the community’s ability to fill it. Now, the demand for land in Hayfield Plains is high.

He believed the proposal from Unity Housing comes at an opportune time. “They have funding from the Commonwealth Government and I’m not sure how easy that would be to get in the future,” he said. Cr Reid felt the development would also bring more residents to the town, which would in turn become more shoppers, workers and community group supporters. The development of

SOUTHERN ward councillor Rodney Reid delivers his amendment motion to Wakefield Regional Council. In the foreground is Central ward elected member, Maurice Tiller and left, Mr Murray Gates and the land being discussed. the estate’s roads for existing residents would be another benefit. “The debate of who is responsible for the roads, I believe, has gone on long enough,” Cr Reid said. “Mistakes may have been made in the past and possibly will be made again in the future. “We have a need to increase the population in WRC to maintain existing services provided by council. “We have land available for development and we have

Unity Housing wanting to build. “We have a situation re this estate that has been hanging over council like a black cloud for far too many years. “I believe accepting this amendment will shed light on the matter and give the best possible outcome for all those concerned. “I strongly believe we need to move forward from this point.” His amendments became the motion, which was carried by council.

THE potential cost Wakefield Regional Council will absorb in the development three-way deal between itself, Unity Housing and landowner, Murray Gates, remains a key element in council endorsing the agreement. Northern Ward councillor, Greg Stevens, asked WRC infrastructure services manager, David Hassett, to provide some figures on the different options available to council. Mr Hassett said he had developed some broad costings based on figures from earlier reports on the matter but they were fairly vague. “The original prudential report provided for a base analysis of costs for infrastructure provision in conjunction with Murray Gates and the initial proposal,” Mr Hassett explained. “Council has now resolved to undertake negotiations with relevant funding partners in order to provide a financial forecast of the funding outcomes, should the project be successful following the Unity Housing submission now lodged with the Federal government. “A supplement report will be tabled so council can deliberate on the proposal.” Cr Stevens believed taking ownership of the estate’s roads would be contrary to council’s recent efforts to reduce its annual depreciation bill, given the huge number of council-owned assets on its books. “My issue is we’ve been selling off our non-required assets, maintaining our existing infrastructure and not making any new acquisitions,” he said. “We’ve just done a roads program with David (Hassett), where we are divesting ourselves of any unwanted roads and depreciation, yet here we are, possibly going to acquire some land for the benefit of a community, when there are ratepayers in other communities who don’t have bitumised roads either.” Mr Hassett said it would be tough to fit extra works into the current roster. “We have a huge works program every year and there was never any intention on any reports we were going to go and build roads, as we have enough roads to build now,” he said. Central Ward councillor, David Lamond, queried the need for council to take ownership of the Gates land. “Why are we getting involved with owning the blocks of land when Mr Gates is willing to give them to Unity?” he posed. “During a discussion I had with Mr Gates…he said ‘thanks for what you’re doing, I’m happy to give the land to Unity to get it off my bloody mind’ – that’s the exact words he said.” Southern Ward councillor Rodney Reid said: “It was quite clear Unity wishes to deal with council, not direct with a private land owner, that was my understanding.” Cr Reid said his amendment (see separate story), carried by council at Wednesday night’s meeting, looked to address any financial concerns. “The amendment is specific to roads to enable Unity Housing to develop their blocks,” he explained. “This amendment is not specific as to how much land should be transferred. I believe the key word is negotiate, as WRC needs to get the best outcome for council to counter balance development costs and its liabilities. “It could well be that when we do an assessment of the real costs, all of a sudden it might be council requires 14 blocks to make it a worthwhile thing. “That’s why I put there quite clearly to negotiate the transfer of the land, to keep it open to all possibilities.”

Judge’s ‘conflict’ ruling baffles members

COMMENTS handed down by a District Court judge caused some confusion on councillor’s responsibilities regarding conflict of interest concerns. Wakefield Regional Council Central Ward councillor, Owen Chapman, outlined comments made by Judge Paul Muscat in his reasons for decision following the court case against Western Ward councillor, Darryl Pain, which was finalised in December. When referring to Cr Pain’s conflict of interest breaches, when discussing matters involving his father, Richard Pain, Judge Muscat chastised council’s elected members for seemingly ignoring the obvious violations. “Surprisingly, none of the other council

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members thought to raise with Cr Pain his obvious conflict of interest,” Judge Muscat said. “All council members would have known that Mr Pain Snr was the father of Cr Pain, yet no one said anything at the meeting. “It seems they were not only prepared to permit Cr Pain to remain within the meeting room but to take part in discussion relating to the matter, call for a division and then vote on the motion. “I do not understand why a possible conflict of interest, if known to another councillor, cannot be pointed out to the councillor concerned. “That councillor might just be grateful for the reminder. “I observe that members of Parliament do

not appear as reticent in raising their concerns over another member’s apparent conflict of interest in matters before the Parliament. “If someone at the council meetings had the common sense to point out the obvious to Cr Pain, even accepting that it was his responsibility to have disclosed his interest, this whole issue could have been avoided.” Cr Chapman was baffled by Judge Muscat’s comments. “I’m very confused by this one,” he said. “We may need some clarification from somewhere as to where we stand in the future.” Mayor, James Maitland, said all training he had received on the matter in the past was pointedly clear on taking no action.

“Certainly the training we’ve had regarding those issues has always said ‘don’t give other elected members advice on that matter’, ad nauseam,” Mr Maitland said. “Don’t do it because of the legal implications of it if you are wrong. “We’ve all heard exactly the same thing, don’t do it, don’t even ask the question outside of the council meeting. “Make the person in question seek out advice from qualified people.” Mr Maitland said this was pointed out to Judge Muscat at the time but he refused to take it on board. He hoped the matter would be addressed at a higher level in the near future. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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NEWS v Back to School THEY MIGHT HAVE BEEN JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT LEAVING MUM – BUT IT WAS SMILES ALL ROUND AS LOCAL STUDENTS STARTED ... About 264,000 primary and secondary students across the state headed back to school on Tuesday. There were 6400 excited and nervous new Reception students, and some teary parents, who made their way through the school gates for the very first time. Balaklava Primary School Reception student, Max Williams, pictured with mum

Kerry, was one of seven new Reception students keen to start school this week. Other primary schools around the district also have new Reception students enrolled this term. Mallala Primary has six, Port Wakefield one, Owen two, Hamley Bridge six, Horizon Christian 12 and Two Wells 13. (Photos will be in future

editions of Plains Producer and the Echo.) An estimated 20,000 students started their secondary schooling, while about 21,000 embarked on their final year as Year 12s. Now children are back at school, drivers are also reminded to be extra diligent and alert, and ensure they slow down around school zones.

y a d g i b Their Max Williams looks confident and happy heading off to school at Balaklava Primary, with mum Kerry. LEFT: Balaklava primary – Clockwise from top left (wearing summer uniform): Caitlin May, Molly McArdle, Cassie Sanders, Harry Dall, Max Williams, Riley Mattner, Jack Hegarty and Hayley Coles. below: horizon christian school – (from left) Chloe Bull, Kobi Taylor, Lucy Pym and William Mellow.

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LEFT: HAMLEY BRIDGE primary – new Reception students (from left) Isaac Waters, Tayla Quinn, Sky Faiers, Giaan DeTemmerman, Lachlan Hams, and Thomas Hatch.

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SPECIAL FEATURE v Australia DAY events

Goodonya John!

Citizen of the Year recognises another community champion

About 80 Snowtown and surrounding community members enjoyed a delicious Australia Day breakfast, cooked by Lions members and other helpers. Lions club president, Alan Large opened the ceremony, while local police officer, Peta Giles, raised the Australian flag to the sounds of the national anthem. Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) mayor, James Maitland, spoke on behalf of WRC, and presented awards. John Nicholls, long standing volunteer in Lochiel and Snowtown communities, was awarded WRC’s Australia Day Citizen of the Year award. WRC’s Community Event of the Year went to the Snowtown community’s Bike SAAnnual Tour Catering Event in September. It involved commu-

Celebrating

SNOWTOWN nity groups from across the district, including the Blyth Snowtown Football and Netball Club, Snowtown Skatepark Committee and Snowtown Tennis Club. Volunteers catered for all the event’s riders and support staff.

CITIZEN of the Year, John Nicholls, surrounded by his family, Holly Cowan, Claudia Cowan, Jeff Cowan, Bonnie Nicholls, Kathy Nicholls, Nick Nicholls, Mitch Nicholls and Dot Evans. RIGHT: Sally Michael, Phil Stevens and Jenny Crago at the Snowtown Australia Day awards.

n Chris Keynes accepted the WRC Event of the Year award on behalf of the numerous groups who catered for the Bike SA visit in September.

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Residents of Saddleworth and surrounding areas celebrated Australia Day with a true blue barbecue breakfast, cooked by Gilbert Valley Lions Club members. Clare & Gilbert Valley Council (CGVC) Citizen of the Year award was presented to Lawrie Ablett. Lawrie was awarded for his service to local sporting clubs, involvement with Saddleworth Museum and Meals on Wheels, and his handyman services around the senior citizens homes. Young Citizen of the Year was awarded to 17 year old, Josh Nourse. Josh helps with maintenance and watering duties at the local oval and caravan park. He was head prefect and a house captain at Riverton & District High School in 2012, with his contributions recognised when he received Caltex All-Rounder and Long Tan Awards. The Mayoral award was presented to well-known local, Mignon Hogben, for her services over many years to the Manoora community, Manoora Primary and Riverton & District High Schools.

BRINKWORTH Murray and Shirley Burnley raise the flag.

Jabba and Malcolm the ‘local heroes’ PICTURES and information supplied by Anne Green. Brinkworth community members enjoyed an Australia Day breakfast, organised and cooked by Progress Association and friends. Brian Wundke played the national anthem on his keyboard, and local senior citizens, Murray and Shirley Burnley raised the flag. The crowd was entertained by Clare High School rock band “Power House.” Progress Association award went to Jabba King, whose volunteering efforts have not gone unnoticed. She has been a volunteer for the association, working on a daily basis for several years, and has also been involved in other organisations within the community. Brinkworth Management Committee’s “Local Hero” award was presented to Malcolm Hancock, for decades of St John First Aid service to the community.

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ABOVE: Malcolm Hancock with his Local Hero award from Brinkworth Management Committee. Jabba King received this plaque from Brinkworth Progress Association for her service to the organisation and town.

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SADDLEWORTH presentation (from left) Cr Wayne Thomas, Mignon Hogben with her mayoral award, Lawrie Ablett, CGVC central Citizen of the Year, Josh Nourse, central Young Citizen of the Year and Cr Elizabeth Calvert. Perfect weather, a huge turnout of locals and holiday makers at Riverton made it “standing room only” as Riverton cricket club and their helpers offered breakfast to the big crowd. n Pictured are local award recipients, Riverton Community Management Committee, accepted by Julie Matthews, Citizen of the Year, Avis Przibilla and Young Citizen of the Year, Patrick Callery. Plains Producer, Thursday January 31, 2013


NEWS v District SPECIAL FEATURE v Australia DAY events

Wakey’s Wendy recognised for community commitment Celebrating ABOVE: Garry Stubing, Pat Cicolella and Sue Stubing serving breakfast.

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RIGHT: Emma Brookes gets into the spirit of the day.

CATCHING up at Port Wakefield’s Australia Day breakfast (from left) Lee-Anne Guerin, Lisa and Holly Jones, Sue and Lloyd Jones and John Guerin.

About 50 Port Wakefield residents gathered for an authentic Australian breakfast of eggs, bacon and baked beans on toast in the Eagles Sports and Community Centre (ES&CC), courtesy of Centre volunteers. ES&CC member, Mike Rankine, opened proceedings, beginning with the National Anthem. Port Wakefield’s Citizen of the Year award was presented to Wendy Deinum, by 2012 recipient, Grant Manners. Wendy has been heavily involved with the Port Wakefield Community

Management Committee for many years, and has played major roles in various town reunions. Josh Studham was awarded Young Citizen of the Year for the town, for his incredible bowls achievements – including being named in the State Under 18 side at the tender age of 11 – along with his football and cricket commitments. Josh was unable to collect his award as he was interstate with his family. Funds raised from the breakfast will go towards paying off the loan for the ES&CC building.

n 2012 Port Wakfield Citizen of the Year, Grant Manners, presents the 2013 award to Wendy Deinum. PHOTOS: Lisa Redpath

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Virginia Primary School heralded as one of nation’s biggest NAPLAN improvers VIRGINIA Primary School was thrust on a pedestal last week as a national example of a great school, on the back of some outstanding recent results. Parliamentary Secretary for School Education, Senator Jacinta Collins, visited the school last week, which is a participant in the Federal Government’s Smarter Schools national partnerships. Senator Collins said the school had been chosen as one of 100 schools across the country which were being highlighted on the government’s new Better Schools website. “Thanks to the extra funding provided through the national partnerships, Virginia Primary School has seen some terrific improvements in its NAPLAN results,” Senator Collins said. “In Year Seven, the proportion of students performing above the national minimum standard has increase for both numeracy and reading. “At Virginia Primary School,

90 per cent of students in Year Seven are above the national minimum standard.” Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, who also attended with Senator Collins, said the school had used the money from the low SES National Partnership to develop evidence based literacy strategies. The funding also provided professional development for teachers and individual case management services to students. “Teachers are particularly focussed on providing extra support to those children whose first language isn’t English,” Mr Champion said. “Almost 35 per cent of Year Seven students are performing in the top two NAPLAN bands in numeracy. “This is a great result. “However there is always more work to be done, particularly in improving the results of those in lower grades. “Congratulations to principal

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Ilia Tsoutouras, teachers, parents and most importantly the students. “This is a case study of how targeting extra money at the things we know work can help lift results in our schools and give all students the chance of a great education.” Mr Tsoutouras, who took over as principal only a few weeks ago, credited former principal, Rebecca Reid-Nguyen, for the vast improvement figures from the past year. Senator Collins said under the National Plan for School Improvement, more money would be available to schools across the country to invest in the things that get results, like teacher training, extra resources, more parental involvement and more power for local principals. “The government is committed to giving every student in every classroom access to a great education, and to lifting our national education standards so Australia can remain prosperous and secure,” she said.

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Enjoying the Australia Day breakfast in Two Wells were, from left, Bernie Grech, Laurie Grech and Yolanda Cannizzaro. New Australian citizens, from left, Roland Presland, Janice Knevitt and Tracy Stacey.

District welcomes three new citizens Australia Day was celebrated around the country on Saturday, January 26 with many backyard barbecues, trips to the beach and hometown cricket matches. In Two Wells, more than 210 people enjoyed a hot breakfast at the community centre of sausages, bacon, eggs, toast and baked beans, which was provided by the District Council of Mallala and cooked by the local Red Cross group. It was a beautiful summer day where three district residents were among more than 1200 South Australians who made the pledge and became Australian citizens. Local individuals and community groups were also recognised for their efforts, commitment and community spirit with DCM Australia Day awards. In his first major community event as DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington spoke of how the Australian community was continually evolving and highlighted Australia Day as the perfect opportunity to appreciate all that is unique and special about our country. “Australia Day is a great opportunity for residents to get together and celebrate,” he said. “We live in communities which are continually evolving, just as we live in a country which is in a continual state of change and modification, whether it’s economic, cultural, social or the environmental landscape. “We come together with family, friends and communities to reflect on what it means to be an Australian citizen and to celebrate our shared history and the many benefits we enjoy living in this wonderful country.” Mayor Kennington then invited local residents, Roland Presland,

REPORT & PHOTOS: Bec O’Brien Janice Knevitt and Tracy Stacey onto the stage to make the pledge to become an Australian citizen. Janice Knevitt, of Middle Beach, migrated from the Philippines six years ago, while Lewiston resident, Roland Presland, arrived in Australia from England more than 50 years ago. “Australian citizenship represents commitment to Australia and it’s people, the values we share and our common future,” Mayor Kennington told the gathering. “Becoming an Australian citizen is a major decision involving commitment, responsibility and public recognition. “We congratulate today’s citizenship candidates on making their decision to become Australian citizens.” After the pledge, the new citizens were presented with certificates and an Australian native seedling to mark the occasion. Two Wells locals and IGA proprietors, Rocky and Rosa Settimio, were then presented as the DCM’s Citizens of the Year for their continued support of local sporting groups, volunteer organisations and on-going contributions to the community. Other Australia Day awards announced by DCM included the Community Group of the Year award, which went to the Two Wells/ Lewiston Neighbourhood 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 Community Event of the Year award was presented to the Mallala Melbourne Cup Community luncheon committee for its Mallala Melbourne Cup Community luncheon. Pictured from left are committee members Laura Parsons, Chiarina Dunlop, Gwenda Griffiths, Faye Dunstan and Rosemary Jenkin.

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ABOVE: Two Wells/ Lewiston Neighborhood Watch group was named the DCM’s Community Group of the Year award winner for their successful Blue Light discos. Pictured from left are Patrick and Anne Porter, Maria Aunger, Jennifer and Don Nicol and (back) Two Wells Police officer senior constable John Winsor.

LEFT: DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington (centre) with Australia Day Citizen of the Year winners Rosa and Rocky Settimio.

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Emergency call!

Balaklava ambulance needs you! Louise Michael reports:

Imagine you, or a loved one, need an ambulance, and after calling 000, find there’s not one available. It’s a sobering and terrifying thought, but one that could become reality for the Balaklava community if there are no new volunteers to form a crew. In recent years, numbers of ambulance volunteers serving Balaklava has dropped significantly, threatening to push this invaluable resource towards incapacity. “Finding new volunteers has never been more crucial in ensuring ongoing ambulance coverage for this area,” said Balaklava Volunteer Team Leader for SA Ambulance Service (SAAS), Ken Cunningham. Volunteering in your community can be highly rewarding, and in this case, you can learn invaluable new life skills. SAAS volunteer, Cathy Blackwell, has been involved for over 25 years. Despite being a full-time working mum

BALAKLAVA ambulance members Cathy Blackwell and Lisa Goodgame when she started, Cathy felt she was in need of a personal challenge. “There’s no greater reward than seeing the relief and joy in people’s faces when we arrive,” said Cathy. “Plus volunteering for SAAS keeps the grey matter active!” The youngest member of Balaklava’s ambulance community is 25 year old Lisa Goodgame.

She is just about to obtain her Certificate IV in Health Care (Ambulance). “I’ve always admired the work done by SAAS, and I’ve seen the difference the service makes to people’s lives,” Lisa said. Balaklava SAAS team is holding its biannual recruitment drive outside Foodland Balaklava tomorrow, February 1, from 2-5pm. If the weather is too hot, the ambulance

will be stationed outside the Triangle. You can have your blood pressure and blood sugar level checked for free, and have a closer look at the very impressive ambulance vehicle. If you think you could spare some time and become an ambulance volunteer, please phone Ken Cunningham 0428 832 208, Sue Felby 0428 247 882, or visit the website saambulance.com.au

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Joe Butson checks a garfish with SARDI scientists Mathew Lloyd (left) and Bruce Jackson.

Scientists look for net gain SARDI scientists were in Port Wakefield last week in a bid to get the best net result for fish and fishers alike. A SARDI spokesperson said researchers were busy collating data as part of a research project to determine the most effective hauling net mesh size that maximises the safe escapement of small garfish and promotes stock recovery. “The project has relied on strong collaboration with commercial fishers

and has trialed a number of mesh sizes,” the spokesperson said. “PIRSA fisheries managers have also played a significant role in the project’s development and used the information to design and implement new management strategies that incorporate gear changes and effort reduction scenarios in the Southern Garfish fishery.” Research results will be used in future fisheries management.

Annie spotted ... safe!

After an accident near the Snowtown abattoir around Christmas time, a Port Pirie family thought they had lost their pet dalmatian, Annie, forever. In fright from the car rollover, the dog had bolted into a paddock. Posters had been placed around Snowtown, and local farmers contacted, but the dog hadn’t been sighted. But there was good news for the family on the weekend, when a farmer found the dog hiding in a culvert. Annie was coaxed out by family members, resulting in a very happy reunion! Plains Producer, Thursday January 31, 2013


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SPORT v Bowls

Now to the business end of the season report by

John Glistak

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association secretary

After the week’s break for Australia Day celebrations, all bowlers are keen to get back on the green for what should be an intense six weeks before finals commence. The standings in Division One presently reflect a possible change in the new order with several sides normally associated with finals sitting in the bottom half of the competition. However, with six rounds left to play and should certain results are achieved along the way, the Division One landscape could change more significantly during those rounds. This weekend also sees the start of the new Division Two and Division Three competitions. In both competitions, each of the six rounds will be keenly contested as sides jockeys for a final four spot and, therefore, participation in the upcoming finals. Can Riverton upset Wasleys? In this weekend’s Division One round, Hamley Bridge has the week off with the bye while the top three sides each play a lower-placed side. For the lower-placed sides, each remaining match they play is a vital one as the predicted points needed to secure a finals’ spot appears to be about 104 based upon analysis of previous seasons where byes have existed in Division One. Based on this estimate, Riverton needs to win at least 4/6, having had their bye, while Owen, Hamley

Bridge and Mallala, each with a bye to come, need to win at least 3/5, 4/5, and 4/5, respectively, to reach this projected target. Given the draw as it is, many upset results will be needed for each of these sides to meet their respective targets. For the leading sides, Balaklava is essentially assured a finals spot, Port Wakefield perhaps needs one more win from their remaining five matches while 2/5 should be sufficient for Wasleys. However, nothing is certain until the results of the last minor round match for the season has been lodged. So, let’s look at what is in store in this Saturday’s matches. Competition leaders Balaklava travel to Mallala keen to record their third win against Mallala for the season. However, at their previous visit to Mallala at the start of the season, Balaklava were lucky to emerge with the match points having had only one rink up to secure a two shots-up win. Can Mallala challenge Balaklava one again and cause an upset here? Season form with Balaklava having had 10 wins compared to Mallala’s four wins; clearly points to another Balaklava win here. Second placed Port Wakefield plays Owen at Owen. In earlier meetings, Port Wakefield won the first clash by 18 shots with two rinks up, as well as the second clash by nine shots but

with only one rink up. Overall, Port Wakefield has had 9 wins compared to Owen’s 6, suggesting that Port Wakefield will enter this match as firm favourites. The final match sees the allimportant clash between Riverton and Wasleys. On paper, Riverton is a side that should be sitting in the top four but their results have so far failed to reflect this assessment. For Riverton to have any chance of making the finals, and in doing so, repeat what Hamley Bridge achieved last season to make the finals from

their once lowly position – this is the first of their must win matches. Season form is clearly in Wasleys’ favour with 7-6 record against Riverton’s record of 4-8. However, matches between these two sides is split 1-1; Riverton winning the first by nine shots while Wasleys won the second by 10 shots. This suggests that home green advantage may have been the influencing factor on both occasions. Taking all aspects into account, Wasleys will enter this match as firm favourites. It is up to the Riverton side to show that they are finally

ready to play bowls to upset Wasleys and take their first step towards a final four spot. STANDINGS: M Pts + / Balaklava 13 109 +130 Port Wakefield 13 95 +88 Wasleys 13 84 +67 Owen 13 77 -9 Hamley Br 13 60 -118 Mallala 13 59 -97 Riverton 12 56 -61 NEXT FIXTURES – February 2: Riverton vs Wasleys, Mallala vs Balaklava, Owen vs Port Wakefield, Hamley Bridge bye.

IAN WINS OWEN SINGLES FINAL Owen Bowling Club held its Singles final on Sunday. Ian Freebairn won the day over Glen Ince, 25 shots to 20 in a great match – both players bowled extremely well. • Pictured is Glen Ince in action, and inset, Ian Freebairn.

KEN Warnes and Brian Parker watch play.

KATHY Harkness and Tania Heaslip enjoy the day.

Every round is a finals round! With the start of the new Division Two competition this weekend, no side in Division Two can afford to relax as each match will be a high pressure one and results can no longer be considered as upsets given the evenness of the competing sides. This round starts with Port Wakefield Blue venturing to Mallala White. In their previous match, a perfect draw resulted with one rink drawn and each side splitting the other two rinks, with both rinks coincidentally having identical rink scores. Can Mallala White build upon this achievement and inflict only the second loss for Port

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Wakefield this season? Balaklava Blue has an interesting clash against its sister side Balaklava White. It was Balaklava White’s 14 shot win over the Blue’s that proved to be their first step towards securing a Division Two spot. Will Balaklava Blue seek to reverse that result against Balaklava White this time? Tarlee White play host to Hamley Red. When the two sides met earlier in the season, Hamley Red was outclassed by Tarlee White. Since then, Hamley Red has shown steady improvement and with both sides having had a 2-2 record over the past 4 rounds, a much

closer result is expected this time around with perhaps home green knowledge proving to be the deciding factor. The final match sees Balaklava Red host Mallala Black. Their previous match saw scores level with Balaklava Red gaining the match points courtesy of having two rinks up. Balaklava Red is coming off three losses in a row, whereas Mallala Black has had a 2-1 record in recent weeks. \This recent form suggests that Mallala Black should record the win at Balaklava Red’s expense.

STANDINGS: Pts +/Port Wakefield Blue 129 +303.75 Balaklava Blue 117 +213 Mallala Black 104 +10 Balaklava Red 99 +35 Tarlee White 97 +96 Mallala White 95 +137 Balaklava White 86 +25 Hamley Red 74 -82 DIVISION TWO FIXTURES – February 2: Mallala White v Port Wakefield Blue, Balaklava Blue v Balaklava White, Tarlee White v Hamley Red, Balaklava Red v Mallala Black. Plains Producer, Thursday January 31, 2013


SPORT v Bowls

Wooroora Championships approaching The Wooroora Men’s Bowling Section Championships – Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours – will be held on Sunday February 17. Singles and Pairs will be held at Balaklava, Triples at Mallala, and Fours at Riverton. All Championships will commence at 9.30 am with sectional play, followed by a final. The sectional draw for each Championship is featured below: Singles Section 1: Mallala, Owen, Port Wakefield, Tarlee Section 2: Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Riverton, Wasleys Pairs Section 1: Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Riverton, Tarlee Section 2: Balaklava, Owen, Port Wakefield, Wasleys Triples Section 1: Hamley Bridge, Owen, Riverton, Wasleys Section 2: Balaklava, Mallala, Port Wakefield, Tarlee Fours Section 1: Balaklava, Mallala, Port Wakefield, Tarlee Section 2: Hamley Bridge, Owen, Riverton, Wasleys, In the event that the Wooroora Championships cannot be held on February 17 due to weather or other reasons, the reserve day is Sunday April 7. n PICTURED is Balaklava’s Peter Thomspon in action during last season’s Wooroora Singles Championships.

Which Division Three sides will make the finals? In what shapes up to be the tightest Division Three competition ever, only 14 points separate the seven sides that comprise this competition. Every match in each round is therefore vital for each side and close results are expected in many of these matches. As a bye exists in this competition and as only six weeks are available until the end of the minor round, the way in which the standings are presented for Division Three will change. The Match Ratio method – premiership points ÷ number of matches played – will be used to reflect the standings each week as not every side will have the opportunity to have a bye over the six rounds to be played. On occasions where two or more sides have identical match ratios, the Shots-up Ratio method – shots-up ÷ number of matches played – will then be used to separate those sides. For this week’s standings, the Shots-up Ratio method has been used to separate Port Wakefield Gold and Owen in the standings. In the first round of the Division Three competition, Riverton White has the bye.

The first match sees Port Wakefield Gold play Owen. When they last met, Port Wakefield Gold was victorious by 10 shots despite having only one rink up. Season record over the past month or so has been identical for both sides suggesting that this result should once again be close but in whose favour? Wasleys host Tarlee Red in another interesting challenge. Only weeks ago, Wasleys took the honours against Tarlee Red by two shots with only one rink up. BALAKLAVA’S Ciara Guy (left) and Renee McPharlin holding the Wooroora Women’s Pairs shield, Recent form suggests that Wasleys pictured with runners-up Shirley Noble and Nancy Bubner of Hamley Bridge, should record their fourth win in a row at Tarlee Red’s expense. The final match will see Hamley White face Riverton Black. Hamley White’s record is 5-9 as against Riverton Black’s 6-8 but Riverton Black’s convincing 35 shot win over their opponents some weeks YOUNG Balaklava bowlers, Wakefield on day two. The Men’s Championship back points to Riverton Black recording Although the pair lost to final will be fought out between a win here at Hamley White’s expense. Renee McPharlin and Ciara Guy, Hamley Bridge by just three Barry Olsen and Peter ThompDIVISION THREE FIXTURES – are continuing their winning streak, taking out the Wooroora shots in their last game, shots up son. February 2: saw them triumphant. The Pairs final will see a rePort Wakefield Gold vs Owen, Women’s Pairs Championship. The competition attracted Congratulations must go to play of the 2010 final, with TreWasleys vs Tarlee Red, Hamley White both girls. vor Clifford and Steve Hawke vs Riverton Black, Riverton White bye. teams from Balaklava, Hamley Bridge, Mallala, Owen and Port Renee has continued her locking horns with Barry Taylor Wakefield, all displaying a high good form and will play against and Peter Thomspon. standard of bowling. Margaret Hillman in the The club conducted a sucSTANDINGS: The girls won Balaklava’s Balaklava Ladies Singles Chamcessful Christmas tournament, M Pts M/R + / - S/R Ladies Pairs Championships in pionship. with 24 teams taking part. Port Wakefield Gold 14 72 5.143 +23 +1.643 December. The ‘electric light’ has Winners were Peter Enkys Owen 14 72 5.143 -75 -5.357 The Wooroora Women’s Pairs reached the semi final stage, rink from Barmera, while Rob Riverton Black 14 71 5.071 -30 -2.143 competition, held at Hamley and will see Julie and Renee Kennett’s rink finished second. Wasleys 14 65 4.643 -200.75 -14.34 Bridge on January 21-22, saw McPharlin size each other up in The club thanks Chris Riverton White 14 61 4.357 -91 -6.5 Renee and Ciara defeat Owen the first semi, while Joy Lewis Cowan, Brenda Philp and all Tarlee Red 14 60 4.286 -116 -8.286 and Mallala on day one, foland Joy Milton will battle it out helpers who made the day a Hamley White 14 58 4.143 -246 -17.57 lowed by a victory over Port in the other semi final. huge success. Key: M/R = Match Ratio; S/R = Shots-up Ratio

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SPORT v Shooting

Balaklava hosts State shooting titles REPORT: Louise Michael

SA State Championship shooting titles were held at Balaklava Sports Shooting Club (BSSC) last weekend. There were 149 competitors, both locals and 66 interstate visitors, who made the most of the last big match to be held before the Australasian shoot in New Zealand in February. President of BSSC, Jason Gregory, was very pleased with the turnout and standard of shooting. For safety aspects, Range Officers had prematch shooting on Friday, with main matches for other competitors held on Saturday and Sunday. Clare’s Phil Edwards came fifth overall in the Open section, and was also the top Senior shooter. Phil will now travel to New Zealand in the Senior team. Winner of the Open section and therefore SA State Champion, was Rhys Arthur, of Southern Vales Pistol Club. Mallala’s Karl Algar came third in Junior standard division.

CLARE’S Phil Edwards made selections for the State Senior team, after finishing fifth overall on Saturday. LEFT: Karl Algar, of Mallala, came third in the Junior Standard division. BELOW: Mallala’s John Algar runs to the next target in the Standard class.

BALAKLAVA Sports Shooting Club president, Jason Gregory, congratulates SA State Champion, Rhys Arthur, Southern Vales Pistol Club.

Shooting Mallala Gun Club

NICK Algar of Mallala aims in the Standard class. RIGHT: Grant Mugge and Clare and Hayden Elsworthy watch the action in the Standard class.

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Clay Target Shoot results from Monday January 28. Attendance 50. EVENT 1 – 25 Target Continental: AA – A Zupanic 55/55; 2nd G Gilbert 54/55. A – D Keen 28/28; 2nd L Ciaramellano 27/28. B – S Keen 24/25; 2nd D Mcpherson 25/27. C – M Henderson 25/25; 2nd J Boland 25/29. Event 2 50 Target Point Score: AA – M Stokes 147/150; 2nd C Bentley 143/150. A – D Keen 143/150; 2nd J Tapscott 141/150. B – S Keen 126/150; 2nd M Henderson 134/159. C – G Boland 134/150; 2nd J Meaney 131/150. EVENT 3 25 Target Handicap – Australia Day Medals & Team Shoot: first A Zupanic 44/44; second D Mills 43/44; third S Stokes 37/38. Winning team: Mallala No1 114/125: A Zupanic G Gilbert D Keen J Gilbert & T Oconnor Best In A Grade: D Keen 196/200. Next Shoot: Sunday February 17.

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Australia Day Ambrose

Balaklava Golf Club’s inaugural Australia Day two-person ambrose drew a good crowd, with 42 players competing. Some dressed up for the occasion, with plenty of green and gold around, and Aussie flags flying. Captain Kirk, aka Dave Rodgers, and his sidekick vice captain, Tonto, aka Wayne Nagle, were beaming as hot weather held off for a perfect golf day. Winners of, yes you guessed it, Aussie meatpacks, with a gross score of 67, were Merv Hameister and Doug Taylor. Hot on their tails with gross 68 were Callum Michael and Murray Smith, along with Ian and Tate Michael. Father and son team of Peter Derek Friedrichs won the nett winners with a score of 60. Long drives, in fact, some huge drives, were won by Les Grafton, Peter Sellar, Derek Friedrichs and Joan Anderson. Nearest the pins were won by Mark “Snowy” Loy, Graham “Emu” Ackland, Captain Kirk Dave Rodgers, Callum Michael, Derek Friedrichs, Peter Sellar and Ian Michael. Geoff Leo and Scott Michael cooked up a fabulous barbecue, and with a huge array of salads brought by members, a lovely meal was enjoyed afterwards by players and their families, with many, especially Merv, agreeing it was one of the best spreads they’d tucked into! Thanks to the ground staff for keeping up the course so well, especially in such dry conditions. This Saturday is a Stroke round, with Snowy Loy starting the troops, and Martyn Bell serving refreshments at the 19th. Remember Twilight golf starts tonight with tee off between 5.30 to 6pm. You don’t have to be good to play, just come on out!

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Results of A2 Grade cricket played on Saturday January 19

Lower North vs Clare Red

Riverton’s Malcolm Keast shakes hands with Don Hannaford.

Match won by: Clare Red Lower North Batting R.Logan b L.Turner................................ 15 B.Harkness b J.Wong.............................. 4 M.Angel b J.Wong................................... 0 S.Allen ct C.Klinger b I. Pearce............. 30 C.Ruiz b L.Turner..................................... 4 B.Higgs ct R.Moulds b S.Minney............ 5 T.Michael ct C.Klinger b I.Pearce............ 1 L.Wright ct C.Klinger b S.Minney............ 6 J.Taylor b I.Pearce................................... 1 J.McBride Not Out.................................. 9 D.Cunningham b I.Pearce....................... 0 Extras 6 Total 10/81 Clare Red Bowling Bowler O M W R J.Wong 6 0 2 13 S.Victor 8 2 0 16 L.Turner 4 0 2 12 I.Pearce 5.4 0 4 19 S.Minney 4 0 2 17

Clare Red Batting C.Klinger ct R.Logan b J.Bride................. 12 D.Pink Not Out......................................... 54 P.Leditsche Not Out................................... 6 R.Moulds.............................................. DNB S.Minney............................................... DNB S.Victor................................................. DNB B.Fuller................................................. DNB I.Pearce................................................ DNB L.Turner................................................ DNB B.Bonsellar........................................... DNB J.Wong................................................. DNB Extras 10 Total 1/82 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Wright 4 0 0 14 J.McBride 5 0 1 12 J.Taylor 5 1 0 18 M.Angel 2 0 0 19 B.Higgs 3 0 0 15

Results of A2 Grade cricket played on Saturday January 12

Sevenhill vs Lower North

Geoff and Yvonne Leo catch up with Murray Smith. RIGHT: Ambrose partners, Tania Matz of Rhynie and Ted Dickinson of Clare.

Match won by: Sevenhill Lower North Batting S.Rowland ct D.Kocis b R.Hodson....... 21 C,Ruiz ct P.Morton b R.Cole.................... 3 K.Michalaney ct M.Smith b R.Hodson.. 42 H.Battle b D.Smith................................. 20 A.Williams b M.Thomas......................... 16 J.Taylor ct D.Kocsis b P.Morton.............. 9 L.Guy b R.Cole...................................... 20 L.Wright b D.Smith.................................. 2 K.Ruiz Run Out M.Smith......................... 0 T.Michael Not Out.................................... 7 D.Cunningham lbw R.Cole...................... 1 Extras 12 Total 10/153 Sevenhill Bowling Bowler O M W R R.Cole 7.3 0 3 30 M.Inglis 7 1 0 18 M.Thomas 8 0 1 36 D.Smith 8 0 2 25 R.Hodgson 4 0 2 24 P.Morton 4 0 1 18

Sevenhill Batting M.Inglis b A.Williams.................................. 2 M.Smith ct L.Guy b L.Wright.................... 11 D.Smith ct K.Michalaney b L.Guy............ 61 D.Kocsis lbw b J.Taylor............................ 25 P.Morton ct K.Ruiz b S.Rowland.............. 21 W.Kevick Not Out....................................... 4 N.Smith Not Out......................................... 1 R.Cole................................................... DNB R.Hodgson........................................... DNB K.Dreckow............................................ DNB M.Thomas............................................ DNB Extras 34 Total 5/159 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Wright 8 1 1 19 A.Williams 8 0 1 37 J.Taylor 8 4 1 6 H.Battle 3 0 0 19 T.Michael 2 0 0 7 K.Ruiz 2 0 0 24 C.Ruiz 2 1 0 14 L.Guy 2 0 1 19 D.Cunningham 2 0 0 11 S.Rowland 1 1 1 0

Results of A2 Grade cricket played on Saturday January 19 & 26

Mallala vs Angaston Yogi Franken, Charlie Hogg, Les Grafton and Bobby Hogg, all from Two Wells, enjoying a drink after the ambrose.

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Results from January 23. Port Wakefield 2 games 35 points (J Lipsett 2, A Bishop 12 - M Algie 10, V McWaters 11) def Kadina White 0 games 11 points (Jenny Lydeamore 3, S Rodsted 6 - L Kinch 1, T Roach 1). Moonta Brown 2 games 29 points (B Bagshaw 8, N Hatcher 7 - E Trenwith 7, S Donaldson 7) def Balaklava 0 games 18 points (L Sutton 3, J Hilzinger 3 - N Williams 6, M Hill 6). Snowtown 2 games 47 points (G Schupelius 13, R Freebairn 13 - P Schupelius 12, J Hoskin 9) def Wallaroo White 0 gmaes 18 points (C Fuss 4, J Durden 2 - J Hendy 4, R Price 8). Moonta Green 1 game 26 points (B Promnitz 8, J Elverd 8 - K Lamshed 4, M Harvey 6) def Wallaroo Blue 1 game 19 points (P Kennett 4, P Seely 2 - J Marshall 8, P Davies 5). Kadina Blue - bye.

Golf Balaklava Mid Week

Results from Wednesday January 23, 2013. A group of 17 players took to the fairways, with Dennis Goudie winning the day with 41, Rick Campbell 40 CB, Dene

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Newton 40, Austin Henstridge 37 CB, Bill Goudie 37, John Curnow 36 CB, Brett Fulton 36 CB, Rob Lawson 36 CB, Wayne Nagle 36, Bill Berry 35, Malcolm Liptrot 34, Brian Stewart 33, Doug Taylor 31 CB, Rod Phillips 31, merv Hameister 30, Cathy Redpath DNF, Joan Anderson DNF. Birdies: Dennis Goudie hole 7, Dene Newton hole 3, Bill Goudie hole 2, Rob Lawson hole 16, Wayne Nagle hole 8, Doug Taylor hole 8. NTP: Brett Fulton hole 3, Doug Taylor hole 8, Brett Fulton hole 10.

Hamley Bridge

Last Thursday’s Stableford round was again called off due to the extreme heat rule and Saturday’s Flag competition only attracted 20 players. Bob Ahola obviously hit the golf ball straight down the middle all day and managed to carry the flag further than anybody else to win while the big hitting Lance Hatcher managed to win the Stroke Competition from Bob on a countback, both scoring a net 65 from Roen Cameron who took 3rd spot on a countback from Bob Charman 66. Others to do well were Len Usher, Vince Zito, Barrry Schwartz 67, Cliff Applebee 70, Wally Jackson, Mick Nicholls, Rex mortimer 70. Nearest to the pins: Bob Charman 4th, John Mitchell 9th, Rex Mortimer 12th. Birdies: Barry Schwartz 1st, Roen Cameron 12th, Vince Zito 1st & 7th, John Mitchell 9th & 12th, Len Usher 6th, Bob Charman 4th.

Match won by: Mallala Mallala Batting A.Buckley ct R.Eberhard b S.Murphy... 10 D.Cawrse b T.Herrmann.......................... 2 W.Rudd ct&b S.Murphy....................... 106 M.Wilson lbw b T.Hermann..................... 5 K.Curnow ct B.Brook b B.Homes......... 44 B.Wilson b R.Kuhn.................................. 7 B.Martin Not Out................................. 105 W.Farrelly b M.Lightburn....................... 22 A.Fischer Not Out.................................. 24 N.Goudie............................................DNB J.Good................................................DNB Extras 17 Total 7/342 Angaston Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Hermann 14 1 2 49 S.Murphy 12 1 2 50 B.Homes 10 0 1 53 M.Lightburn 9 1 1 65 J.Rudiger 13 2 0 80 R.Kuhn 5 1 1 24 A.Peel 1 0 0 11 R.Eberhard 1 0 0 5

Angaston Batting B.Brook ct K.Curnow b D.Cawrse........... 30 J.Rudiger ct B.Martin b D.Cawrse........... 11 B.Homes b B.Wilson.................................. 1 T.Richardson ct B.Wilson b N.Goudie........ 9 D.Schmidt b B.Wilson................................ 4 R.Eberhard ct B.Wilson b D.Cawrse........ 17 A.Peel ct B.Martin b J.Good.................... 30 S.Murphy ct B.Martin b J.Good............... 11 R.Kuhn ct W.Rudd b B.Wilson................... 9 T.Hermann b J.Good.................................. 7 M.Lightburn Not Out.................................. 4 Extras 15 Total 10/148 Mallala Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Fischer 5 0 0 16 D.Cawrse 10 2 3 16 A.Buckley 7 4 0 10 W.Farrelly 7 0 0 28 K.Curnow 8 0 0 21 J.Good 10 1 3 35 N.Goudie 5 1 1 18 B.Wilson 6.3 6 3 0

Results of Grade 1 cricket played on January 26

Craigmore vs Virginia Craigmore 5/135 def Virginia 10/134

Results of Grade 6 cricket played on January 26

Adelaide Tigers vs Virginia B Virginia B 5/256 def Adelaide Tigers 7/193

Results of Grade 6 cricket played on January 26

Dublin vs Para Teachers Dublin 2/141 def Para Teachers 7/138

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No pennant matches were played on January 17 due to extreme heat. Results of pennant matches played on January 24. Riverton Black 39 (M.Keast 26, C.O’Toole 13) def Burra Gold 34 (D.Mengersen 14, D.Day, 20). Burra Red 39 (L.Sutton 28, M.Bevan 11) def Riverton Blue 32 (M.Prime 10, E.Passehl 22). Robertstown Green 49 (S.Kimpton 29, D.Kotz, 20) def Watervale 23 (J.Smith 10, T.Wostikow 13). Robertstown Gold 46 (C.Ruediger 22, L.Mosey 24 ) def Mintaro 28 (L.Dixon 11, W.Folks 17). Tarlee 43 (J.Rohde 17, J.Branson 26) def Saddleworth Gold 34 T.Ritchie 26, R.Richardson 8). Booborowie 39 (L.Pearce 16, R.Landorf 23) def Saddleworth Blue 26 (B. Schoenberg 15, P.Milde 11). Auburn Black 45 (D.Brooks 19, H.Williams 26 ) def Burra Green 21 (K.Lomman 14, H.Stockman 7). Auburn Red 50 (M.Mount 26, M.Parkinson 24) def Riverton Green 30 (A.Harrip 9, J.Przibilla 21). Premiership table as at January 24 Points/Shots AUBURN RED 81 + 133 ROBERTSTN GOLD 76 + 156 AUBURN BLACK 74 + 131 RIVERTON BLACK 71 + 83.75 RIVERTON BLUE 68 + 65 SADDLEWTH BLUE 64 + 102 BURRA GREEN 58 . 0 SADDLEWTH GOLD 58 - 9 ROBERTSTN GREEN 55 - 7 BURRA GOLD 54 + 54 TARLEE 52 - 17 BOOBOROWIE 48 - 13 BURRA RED 40 - 47 RIVERTON GREEN 36 - 44.75 MINTARO 35 - 74 WATERVALE 26 - 193

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Results from Wednesday January 23. CLARE BLUE 35 (10) (P.Errey 18 R.Topperwien 15) def CLARE WHITE 29 (0) (M.Pawelski 17 B.Sims 14). BURRA 38 (10) (C.Boston 19 G.Goodridge 18) def SPALDING 35 (0) (R.Taylor 19 G.Blaser 17). CLARE RED 40 (8) (R.Howes 27 L.Ackland 17) def CLARE GREEN 37 (2) (P.Stopp 13 R.Wurst 20). BALAKLAVA 45 (10) (A.Jones 15 G.Nitschke 12) def BRINKWORTH 20 (0) (R.McDonald 30 P.McLaurin 8). SNOWTOWN 41 (10) (R.Atkinson 18 L.Mader 15) def BLYTH 35 (0) (R.Brand 23 J.Bradbury 20). PREMIERSHIP TABLE Points For Against % Burra 110 544 456 54.40 Snowtown 96 556 489 53.21 Blyth 93 567 468 54.78 Clare Red 85 526 510 50.77 Spalding 73 514 499 50.74 Clare White 69 476 519 47.84 Balaklava 67 489 511 48.90 Clare Green 62 511 543 48.48 Clare Blue 61 540 567 48.78 Brinkworth 32 389 550 41.43 Wednesday January 30: Spalding v Clare White, Snowtown v Burra,Clare Blue v Clare Red, Clare Green v Balaklava, Brinkworth v Blyth.

Sides for Saturday

Sides for Saturday February 2, 2013. Balaklava Div 1: Balaklava v Mallala to be played at Mallala, cars seconds. B Olsen, G Palmer, S Hawke, B Taylor (sk). O Chapman, K McPharlin, R McPharlin, T Clifford (sk). Z Guy, A Northcott, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk). Div 2: Balaklava Blue v Balaklava White to be played at Balaklava. B Philp, P McIntyre, N Veitch, 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 Mallala Black to be played at Balaklava.Phil Meyers, A Fowler, R McDonald, P McPharlin (sk). S Renshaw, H Hebisch, N Olsen, S Guy (sk). K Cottle, Peter Meyers, J McPharlin, C Cowan (sk). Div 2: Balaklava White v Balaklava Blue to be played at Balaklava. R Hillman, A Barr, M Hillman, J Jones (sk). N Sampson, R Greenshields, B Barr, J Bastian (sk). L Zerk, K Catford, K Harkness, C Stewart (sk). Bar Duty: R Hillman, K Harkness. Duty Rink: Div 2 Balaklava Blue. Owen Div 1:Owen v Pt Wakefield to be played at Owen. G

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GEOFF Harkness and Owen Parker watch the Singles finals at Owen Bowling Club on Sunday. • More photos - page 18 Marshman, M Miles, D Greer, T Harkness (sk). G Ince, P Freebairn, B Parker, N Harkness (sk). I Freebairn, W Heaslip, G Harkness, G Bubner (sk). Div 2: Owen v Pt Wakefield to be played at Pt Wakefield, cars R Hill, L Beaty, A Tiller to depart 12.30pm. I Gregory, A Ince, R Hill, P Sullivan (sk). G Pidgeon, O Parker, L Beaty, L Hean (sk). D Brown, A Wandel, A Tiller, K Warnes (sk).

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Current scores for WWBS Ladies Pennants as at January 10: OWEN 78 + 81 BALAKLAVA GREEN 69 + 63 WASLEYS 65 + 7 MALLALA BLACK 62 +64 MALLALA WHITE 61 +81 PORT WAKEFIELD 41 -90 BALAKLAVA GOLD 39 -54 HAMLEY BRIDGE 15 -141 January 17 matches were cancelled due to hot weather.

Mid North Tennis Association As at 19/01/2013

A Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Hilltown 12 10 2 0 32 1438 906 61.35 Clare Y/Guns 12 8 4 0 28 1364 1175 53.72 Blyth 12 8 4 0 28 1372 1189 53.57 Clare Master 12 7 5 0 26 1308 1111 54.07 Saddleworth 12 7 5 0 26 1221 1277 48.88 Clare Aces 12 6 6 0 24 1243 1152 51.90 Balaklava 12 1 10 1 13 916 1410 39.38 Long Plains 12 1 9 2 12 727 1381 34.49 B Grade M W L F Pts For Ag % Mintaro 10 10 0 0 30 1180 734 61.65 Auburn 11 9 2 0 29 1350 961 58.42 Riverton 10 8 1 1 25 1084 866 55.59 Dalkey 11 8 5 0 23 1069 958 52.74 Watervale 11 5 6 0 21 1081 1190 47.60 Blyth 11 4 7 0 19 946 1147 45.20 Hilltown 11 3 8 0 17 1023 1235 45.31 Clare Hot Shots 11 2 8 1 14 810 1172 40.87 Farrell Flat/7Hill 10 1 6 3 9 704 984 41.71 Juniors M W L F Pts For Ag % Clare Yellow 7 7 0 0 21 420 342 55.12 Clare Blue 8 6 1 0 21 434 292 59.78 Watervale 7 4 2 0 16 311 296 51.24 Blyth/Alligators 7 4 3 0 15 412 328 55.68 Clare Green 7 4 3 0 15 358 348 50.71 Clare Red 7 3 3 0 14 349 314 52.64 Clare White 7 3 4 0 13 365 351 50.98 Blyth Crocodiles 8 3 5 0 14 387 411 48.50 Hilltown 8 3 5 0 14 405 439 47.99 Mintaro 7 1 5 0 10 300 322 48.23 Auburn 7 0 6 1 6 155 453 25.49

Plains Producer manager, Andrew Manuel, is embarking on a weight loss campaign – from flab to fab. His goal is to lose 10 kilograms in 10 weeks by eating less and exercising more. What do you do? Can you help him? Email andrew@plainsproducer.com.au

No pat on the back! WEEK TWO

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o the plan last week was: moderation – tick, healthy options – tick (are hot chips and a yiros healthy?), more water – tick, no iced coffee – tick, no alcohol… let’s talk about that later. This week I did more exercise than I did for the month of December. Besides walking most nights, and taking a morning swim, I played golf with footballers Les Pearson and Lachy Michael, which was an 8.4km walk. Yes, it does reflect how bad a golfer I am. Before I pat myself on the back, Les and Lachy ran out there, and ran back afterwards. *Showoffs* Mark Brownley, my instructor who’s keeping me on the straight and narrow, sent me a document titled, “5 steps to healthier eating” which had 17 steps (he’s brilliant at motivation – terrible at counting). The top three were: Write your goals on paper and stick to it; Eating right is more important than lots of exercise; Energy in v energy out. If you’re not active don’t eat a lot of energy, if you’re not, cap your energy intake. *Beer counts as energy in* Speaking of energy in, Tuesday at the Plains Producer is known as chip Tuesday. We buy hot greasy chips smothered in copious amounts of chicken salt for lunch. Mmmmmm. I did eat a handful this week, but it wasn’t worth the grilling I got from Mark for doing so. Michael Jordan once said, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game-winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
– Michael Jordan Okay, so eating a handful of chips

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Andrew Manuel and Mark Brownley with a signed health goal written on a serviette.

is like losing a game of NBA, but it’s no three-pointer either. More tips arrived from the oracle, Mark, today via electronic mail. He stresses the importance of recording progress. Weekly weigh-ins combined with measuring my waistline and charting. One other thing Mark mentioned which sounds brilliant, is to list all the things you didn’t consume. Like, didn’t drink those three beers last night – or one litre of beer. If you did that four times a week, four litres a week, forty litres in ten weeks, that is some serious calorie savings. Although it’s $12 I won’t be getting from Paul Taylor at the bottle return, but no gain without pain. Before I get to the weigh-in, maybe it’s now that I should say our household is on its third set of scales. The last two have broken “mysteriously”. The lady at the shop said this had never happened before, and they were genuinely sorry. Anyway, after one week they read…107.6kg (a loss of 2.2kg) *Humpfh* Okay, so I’m going to have to work hard to hit my goal. Eat better, and keep my exercise up. With an email in the inbox this morning from Mark, he talks about doing the hard yards in the first three weeks. Keep a very strict diet and no food rewards. Oh, and that reminds me – the alcohol free week I hear you ask? Shame, shame, shame: I did break it with four drinks. But in contrast to the week prior, I drank a lot less. Quote of the week came when my son William said, “It won’t be long before you’ll have a six pack, Dad.” His comment came right in between a conversation with friends how I was on an alcohol free week. Will was referring to a chiselled chest while I was thinking of beer on ice. Next week I really want to get runs on the board, unlike the Australian Oneday Cricket team! I feel like I have a lot riding on my shoulders. Thanks to everyone who has given me an email of support, or an encouraging word in the street. It is appreciated. Are you also on a health kick? Let me know via email: Andrew@plainsproducer.com.au for a word of support. Tune in next week to see if I hit a six with celery, snick a four past the keeper with the running shoes, or get cleaned bowled by the beer.

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NEWSv District Brinkworth’s Tara Whitehead, was presented a Queen’s Scout Award in October by the Governor of South Australia, Kevin Scarce. Tara has been involved in Scouting since 2002. She is a member of SA Lone Scouts, a group which provides Scouting for children from six to 26 years of age who live either in isolated circumstances, their group or section no longer exists or they find it hard to attend another group due to work or study commitments.

“ ...Appalling disregard for the aesthetic outcome ”

Issues with tree lopping

tara now a queen scout

Quite recently there was a significant level of community concern expressed in relation to the inept lopping of trees located on Port Wakefield Road just west of Balaklava . In response to those concerns Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) disclaimed responsibility and indicated a State government department had carried out the work in the interests of road safety without providing prior advice to council. WRC’s response indicated that it, as the body with broad responsibility for maintaining the visual amenity of Balaklava, was also dissatisfied with the quality of the work done and would use its best endeavours to ensure there was no repetition of such an event in the future. Against that background it is astonishing similar work was carried out by council itself on

Arid stretch, but not a bad year – PIRSA PASTURE levels in the district are extremely low, with less than 50 per cent of November and December’s average rainfall recorded. The dry end to spring and start of summer continued an extended arid stretch from the latter stages of the winter cropping season. PIRSA’s 2012/13 crop report claims the lack of rain has had some benefit, with

hay, bean and lentil quality extremely high. “Bean yields were reasonable (1.8 – 2.2 t/ha) with excellent quality” the report said. Pea crops yielded above expectations (2 – 2.5 t/ha), due to low disease levels. “Hay yields were better than expected and quality has been excellent. Overall production is down due to

the reduced area and there is likely to be a shortage of export quality hay.” Harvest was completed in most districts by mid December, with cereal yields generally close to average, varying from 2.5 – 5 t/ha. “Given rainfall received, yields were well above expectations,” the report noted. However, yields varied across farms.

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Pets and parties don’t mix The Australian Veterinary Association is warning pet owners to leave cats and dogs out of the party when alcohol is served. President of AVA’s small animal special interest group, Dr David Neck said that every pet owner must understand that even small amounts of alcohol could kill a pet. “They can also get exposure by drinking or licking up cooking products that contain alcohol, mouthwashes, perfume, cleaning products or by getting into cough syrups containing alcohol or other medications. “Dogs and cats can even get alcohol toxicity by eating fermented foods if they eat enough of them. “Keep cats and dogs in a safe place when entertaining,” Dr Neck said. Symptoms of alcohol poisoning can be similar to other diseases. Watch for changes in behaviour such as problems walking or standing up, lack of coordination, drowsiness, a slow breathing rate, excessive urination, vomiting or unresponsiveness. Dogs and cats exposed to alcohol can also have dangerous drops in their blood sugar level which can cause seizures. “If your dog or cat has any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately,” he said.

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WARNINGS Information at www.bom.gov.au/weather or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE Wednesday: Fine apart from possible isolated light showers about southern coasts. Mild in the south grading to warm to hot over the pastoral and Flinders districts. Light to moderate southwest to southerly wind, turning west to northwesterly in the south. Thursday: Isolated showers developing over the agricultural area and West Coast district during the day, scattered over the Lower South East and southern coasts during the morning. Cool in the south grading to warm to hot in the north. Light to moderate southwest to northwest wind, ahead of a fresh southwesterly wind change, strong at times about the coasts, developing in the south early morning, extending northwards during the day.

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January 22 to a mature tree (pictured) adjacent to the intersection of Whitwarta and Werocata roads with a similarly appalling disregard for the aesthetic outcome . An enquiry to council was met with the response a resident had requested the work to be carried out for reasons of safety. If there was a safety

tive talents of council to plant an appropriate new tree (eg Manchurian Pear), and actually improve the visual impact of our town’s streetscape. If council’s cry is money, or lack of it, one might reflect on what matters more in the long term; the attractiveness of Balaklava to existing and potential residents – or saving a few dollars If there are insufficient funds in council’s budget to take a more creative approach, then on behalf of Balaklava Area Committee and the community which it represents, I urge our Elected Members to recognise both the need for – and value of – town beautification, and to increase the funding for this purpose in their next budget deliberations. It is in their power to do so . Roger McQuire, chairperson, Balaklava Area Commitee

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INFORMATION

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Auburn Balaklava 0.4 Blyth Clare 0.6 Hamley Bridge Hoyleton Mallala Marrabel Owen Port Wakefield Riverton Roseworthy 0 Saddleworth Snowtown 0 Two Wells

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LOCAL v Living

The way We were

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• Balaklava’s Doug Curtis was recognised for his commitment to teaching, being announced a recipient of the Order of Australia Medal.

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YEARS AGO January 2003

• BALAKLAVA police officer, Grant Keynes, was distinguished with an Order of Australia medal for helping to establish Errappa Blue Light Youth Camp at Iron Knob.

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YEARS AGO January 1993

• JOYCE Ross, formerly of Salter Springs, was awarded Wakefield Plains Citizen of the Year for her nurturing of the arts and encouragement of local talent.

Australian Women’s Weekly excerpts – continued

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invaded Marsh’s Tavern in Sorrell. The shrewd publican, Mr. Marsh, kept supplying them with strong liquor to which he secretly added laudanum. Following a “toast to the ladies,” the convicts passed out and police when summoned had no difficulty in arresting them. (Details of their punishment are not printed) A Shameful Standard (from letters to the editor) – a correspondent wrote: “It is all very well for our Lieutenant-Governor, Mr. William Sorrell, to have enhanced the image of Van Diemen’s Land, but what of his own? Here is a man living with another man’s wife, while his own wife and family live poorly in Britain.

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Star Trek movie, but the series from the 70s can travel at warp speed back to that era for all I care. In theme with Australia Day, here’s APRA’s top 10 Aussie songs of all time: 10) “Quasimodo’s Dream” The Reels 1981 9) “It’s A Long Way To The Top” AC/DC 1976 8) “Khe Sanh” Cold Chisel 1978 7) “Don’t Dream It’s Over” Crowded House 1986 6) “The Loved One” The Loved Ones 1966 5) “A Pub with No Beer” Slim Dusty 1957 4) “Down Under” Men at Work 1981 3) “Beds are Burning” Midnight Oil 1987 2) “Eagle Rock” Daddy Cool 1971 1) “Friday on My Mind” The Easybeats 1966

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By successfully encouraging the immigration of free settlers, erecting handsome buildings and approving Mr. Macarthur’s efforts to have settlers improve their flocks, Mr. Sorrell has won much acclaim. He speaks of prizes for bettering sheep; but there are no prizes for his attitude to Holy Matrimony. Would that he pursued the standard of fidelity which I share with my wife, mother of my 13 dear children. I am forwarding a copy of this letter to His Majesty’s Government.” (signed) “Outraged”, Hobart. For Sale (advertisement from the Sydney Gazette) – The HORSE, Barney Bodkin, the Property of Lieutenant Metge is to be disposed of. (Horse to be shown at any time on application!) Beware the punishment – The colony’s most notable pugilist, Young Kable, was matched against George Glew, who claimed to be

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COMMUNITY

• Feb 1: Lutheran Youth paper drive - Blyth. • Feb 2: Lutheran Youth paper drive - Balaklava, Owen, Mallala and Port Wakefield. • Feb 9: Balaklava Swimming Pool bottle and can drive. • Feb 16: Tennis Bingo, Balaklava. • Feb 24: Tennis tournament. • Mar 3: Balaklava Swimming Pool Triathlon. • Mar 16: Mallala’s Relay for Life Comedy Night. • Apr 14: Emmaus 50th Anniversary Celebration, Halbury. • Aug 2, 3, 4: Balaklava Eisteddfod.

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question of morals – In Hobart, Rev. William Bedford, former bodice maker, finding sin abounding, forced an edict that government officials should marry their concubines. Officials tossed their lady friends into the street. The women made so much fuss, the Reverend ordered their heads shaved, and went to observe. Incensed, the women stripped the Reverend nearly naked. Troublesome Convicts – Four members of the road gang employed on the highway between Hobart Town and the Cascades amazed their keepers by throwing down their tools and refusing to work until they got better food, clothes and working conditions. What they got was a flogging. The four men broke out of quarters, stole a boat lying in Sullivan’s Cove and rowed all night to Rokeby where they raided several properties, then

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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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2 7 R a i l w a y Te r r a c e , Balaklava. Three large bedrooms, one bathroom, close to main street, huge block, separate sleepout, sundry shed. $250 per week. Call Dom 0413 005 005. Balaklava 3 bedroom home. Double carport and shed. Low maintenance garden. Phone 8864 5096.

ROOM TO RENT. Moving to Adelaide for Uni or work ? Room to rent February $135 pw plus share expenses (Broadview) great location sharing with 2 country kids. Court yard home. 10 mins to City easy access to Yorke Peninsula and Mid North. Applications considered but may not be accepted. Call Greg Smith 0418 859 017 (Moonta).

For Sale

1991 Toyota troop carrier, WSB 214, roof rack with boat rollers, winch, duel tanks, false floor in rear with draws, towbars front and rear, $6,000 o.n.o. Phone: 0418 824 993.

1999 Subaru Outback reg: WGM 272. 186,000km, good condition, $6,000 ono. Phone 0439 801 115. 2000 Falcon Futura, 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.

2002 Ford PG/XL Courier, dual cab, 4x4, 2.5 Litre turbo diesel, bull bar, tow bar, 130,000km, full service history, great condition, reg no. WVV 691, $10,990. Phone 0421 278 185.

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.

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.

Metal detector minelab “Eureka Gold”. As new including spare battery pod and carry bag. Have all paper work. Cost $1,700. Phone: 0458 799 577. IPhone 5 and 4S. Connect now, Telstra Plans available. Balaklava Electronics phone 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.

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. Phone 0407 715 593.

For Sale

Real Estate - for sale urgent. 2 country home, sell now, settlement within 30 days. Vendors must rent both back, 6-12 months. Relocating due to sickness. One Owen, one Balaklava. Phone Rosemary 0428 172 310 or (08) 8862 131.

Toyota Landcruiser GXL, 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. Trailer 5x4 rego till August. As is $250. Phone 0430 720 207.

Wheelchair as new, light weight, large wheels, $400. Home brew kit, all accessories included $100. Phone 8862 1845. Young brown layer hens. Two ages. Mallala 8527 2343.

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VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634. BAKER, Gaynor Blanche (nee Kretschmer)of Balaklava (formerly of Nantawarra). Passed away at Mill Court Aged Homes. 08/12/1927 — 26/01/2013. Beloved and loving wife of the late Roger. Dearly loved Mum of Stephen, Alan, Jenny and Cathy. Treasured mother-in-law of Noreen, Jenny, Craig and Andrew. Dearest Gran of Clinton, John (deceased) and Mignon; Sally, Melinda and Samuel; Jared, Asher and Matthew; Emily and Matt, Tristan and Joshua. “You’ll always be my God and I will be your child”.

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Electric griddle plate, beer fridge, microwave oven $10 each o.n.o. Phone 88621845. Four burner hooded patio gas BBQ, clean, excellent condition, $100. Phone 8862 1901. Panasonic upright $25 vacuum. Ph: 8862 1901.

Table - rectangular, extendable, 4ft 6 x 3ft, light teak, wooden, $25, Balaklava. Phone: 0409 494 635.

Wardrobe 2 door, single mattress, desk, chair, water cooler, Westinghouse d r y e r. $ 4 0 t h e l o t , Balaklava. Phone: 0409 494 635.

Westinghouse chest freezer, 150 Litre Balaklava $99. Phone: 0439 554 711.

Garage Sale

Garage Sale - 4 Harris Street, Balaklava, Saturday February 2, 8am to 2pm. Toys, lots of lego, household goods etc!

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.

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.

Situation Vacant

Machine Operator: Loader & Excavator HC or MC Licence an advantage. Balaklava Area. Phone: 08 8862 1866. Email resume to edward@agfert.com.au or fax 08 8862 1631. Applications close February 6th, 2013

Wanted to Buy

All types of ceramic wall birds, flying ducks, swallows, honey-eaters, seagulls. Cash paid. Phone: 0408 556 516. C eramic f r o g s w i t h ‘McRobinsons’ printed on them, or plain ceramic ones that are coloured green. Cash paid. Phone: 0408 556 516.

Novelty ceramic ashtrays and small ceramic fish or anything with “Webly” printed underneath. Cash paid. Phone: 0408 556 516.

Plains Producer, Wednesday January 31, 2013

Morse - Bryan. The Mallala and Districts Lions Club notes the passing after a long illness of our past member Bryan. Bryan was a keen, popular and hard working member, until illness forced him to leave. Our deepest sympathy’s to Bev and families. At peace now.

Funeral Notice

Baker - The family and friends of the late Mrs Gaynor Blanche Baker are respectfully advised that her Funeral Service will be conducted in the Balaklava Church of Christ, on Monday February 4, at 1.30pm Private Cremation DURDIN & FORGIE FAMILY FUNERALS Balaklava A.F.D.A. 8862 2101

In Memoriam

Young - Trevor Allen. 14/03/1945 to 03/02/2012. One year has passed since that sad day you suddenly left us. A tender thought that brings a tear. A silent wish that you were here. No longer in our lives to share. But in our hearts you will always stay. Love and remembered everyday. Glenys, Sharon, Brett, Paul and families. Young - Trevor. You often said that we would miss you, how those words have proved you true. We have shed many a silent tear and wish that you were here. There’s a place in our hearts that no-one can fill, we miss you Dad and always will. Love Stewart, Sharon, Caitlyn & Tyler.

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Situations Vacant

PIGGERY ATTENDANT

We are a large intensive breeder unit, 20 minutes north of Gawler. We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Piggery Attendant. The successful applicant will be expected to work a three-week roster system, which involves weekend work, plus some overtime is required. The position involves all aspects of animal husbandry, therefore experience with livestock is an advantage but not essential. Full training and support will be available to the successful applicant. Remuneration to be negotiated in accordance with experience. To register your interest please phone 8525 4005 between 7.30pm and 4pm

ADJUSTED HOURS OF OPERATION Resource Recovery Centres Mallala and Two Wells

At its meeting held November 26, 2012, council resolved to adjust the hours of operation at the Mallala and Two Wells Resource Recovery Centres. Hours of operation will be effective as of Monday February 18, 2013, & will now be: MALLALA – Limerock Road, Mallala Thursday 1:30pm to 3:30pm Saturday 10:30am to 12:30pm Sunday 8:00am to 10:00am

TWO WELLS – Wells Road, Two Wells Wednesday 1:30pm to 3:30pm Saturday 8:00am to 10:00am Sunday 10:30am to 12:30pm For further waste and recyclable information, please contact Noel Bubner, Senior Waste Officer on (08) 8527 0282 or 0428 400 111. A copy of the current Waste Calendar and Waste fees to 30 June 2013, can be obtained from the Mallala Principal Office, Two Wells Service Centre, Council website (www.mallala.sa.gov.au) or by phoning the Customer Service Team on (08) 8527 0200 to receive a hard copy. Gary Mavrinac General Manger Infrastructure and Planning Services

Expressions of Interest

COUNCIL ADVISORY COMMITTEES In 2011 Council established four (4) Committees which would play a key role in identifying the key strategic initiatives required for Council to achieve its Vision. Vacancies currently exist in the following committees and local community members are encouraged to nominate their interest and be part of the development of the District. • Facilities & Infrastructure Advisory Committee (4 positions)

• Environmental Management Advisory Committee (3 positions)

Interested community members are encouraged to obtain a copy of the Terms of Reference for the Committees and apply by completing an application form. Application forms can be accessed from Council’s website www.mallala.sa.gov.au or collected from the following Council locations: • Main Office at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala

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.

• Sub-office at 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells • Two Wells Library at 61 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells Deadline for ‘Expressions of Interest’ is 5pm on Friday, 15 February 2013. All submissions should be addressed to ‘The Chief Executive Officer’, PO Box 18, Mallala, SA 5502. Please note that all details submitted may appear on Council’s public agenda. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer

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• Registration Night will be held at the Balaklava Netball Shed on Monday February 11 • Juniors will commence at 5pm & Seniors at 7pm • Late registrations will be placed on a waiting list • Senior pre-season training commences at 7pm on Wednesday February 6, 2013 all senior players welcome • Selections for A1 & A2 only commences Monday February 25, 7pm • All other senior players, selection tryout Monday March 4, 7pm Applications to: Sheralyn Bond - 0418 840 719 - martinbond1@bigpond.com Marie Heaslip - 0427 607 442 - marie.heaslip@bigpond.com

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The 2013 School Card Scheme provides financial assistance towards the cost of educational expenses for school students of low-income families. It is administered by the Department for Education and Child Development. School Card assistance is available for: • Dependent students from 4 years of age receiving full-time schooling at a government or non-government school; • Independent full-time students undertaking 6 subjects in years 10 or 11, or 5 subjects in year 12 at a government or non-government school; or • Adult re-entry students undertaking DECD funded subjects. Eligibility for School Card assistance is dependent upon the combined family gross income for the 2011/2012 financial year being within the following School Card income limits. Number of Dependent Children

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Comencing at 10am. 1477 Gomersal Road, Kingsford John Deere 9400 header 22ft comb & trailer 4646 hours; John Deere 7810 tractor duals 4112 hours; John Deere 4430 tractor duals 5927 hours; 1981 Leyland Farm Truck 24 ft steel tray (SEZ 011); 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser tray top V8 D4D Turbo 42000K (S953AKL); 1991 Subaru Brumby ute 262500K (VCU644); Car trailer (TYA385); Grizzly disc 56 plate 28” disc; Blue line air Seeder series 250 hi-tech 23 ft; Hardi boom spray explorer 60 ft 2700L tank Chamberlain Combine 24 row; Napier wide line 4row 22 ft; Vennings & super bin 16 ft; Famson Hydra drive auger 30ft 7”; Seed cleaner air; Massey Ferguson cultivator 25 tyne; 15 section hydraulic harrows; Silvan fire fighter 400L Gantry; 5 Leske 340 bag field bins; 5 Ahrens 270 bag field bins; 1 Ahrens 300 bag field bin; 1 Sherwell 200 bag field bin; Ahrens 200 bag silo; Betta Tanks 90 bag silo; 3 bottom fill fuel tanks; Suzuki 185 Ag Bike; Hardi spot sprayer 250L Spot sprayer 200L; Fuel Trailer & tank electric pump; Concrete mixer, 2 welders; Shearing plant electric; Portable crutching plant/ portable crutching plant 12V; Portable cattle yard; Portable sheep yards; Air compressor; 4 roller lick feeders; John Deere ride on mower L110 Automatic; Host of sundry farming items, tools & equipment. Household Items: Lounge suite; Dining suite with sideboard & cocktail cabinet; Kitchen suite 6 chairs; Cedar chest of drawers; Antique piano stool; Crockery/ cutlery/ glass ware; Pictures; Wicker Chest; Tin trunk; TV cabinet; BBQ; Aluminium outdoor setting; Round pine table; 2 single beds; Radio gram/ stereo unit; Pine book case; Roll top desk; Dressing table Property 26.63HA return verandah villa plus outbuildings to be offered at 1pm by Elders Real Estate Gawler. • Light refreshments available. • Terms: Cash on day of Sale; ID Required No System • www.elders.com.au ID: C1895

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REAL v ESTATE v The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the OPEN:properties SATURDAY FEBmay2,be2013 advertised in this publication inspected at the agent's office three business days prior CIR, to auc26 BORONIA tion or at the place of auction 30BALAKLAVA minutes before sale. • 4 bedroom • 2 bathroom • $310,000 • Open 10.30am

PUBLIC NOTICE - SECTION 7 The vendor's statement relating to matters affectCENTENARY AVE, ing the advertised properties6 in this publication BALAKLAVA may be inspected at the agent's office three • 4 bedroom business days prior to auction or atShed the place of • Large • $240,000 auction 30 minutes before sale. • Open 9.30am

PUBLIC NOTICE LOT 176 MAIN ST, OWEN SECTION 7

NEW PRICE

• 1012m2 block • 2 available relating • $47,500to matters

The vendor's statement affecting the advertised properties in this publication be 451 inspected at the agent's Kelly Leach may 0417 146 8842 3099 office three or business days prior to auction or www.raywhite.com RLA205501 at the place of auction 30Valley minutes sale. Clare & before Ardrossan

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

after sleeping

PUBLIC under an ADVERTISED blanket NOTICE onBALAKLAVA an ADVERTISED NEWmattress PRICE $119,000 First home or investment property SECTION • 7Lowoff maintenance property with potential to put your and pulls ADVERTISED pyjamas

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.

$169,900

Unit 7, 1 Charles Street

advertised

BALAKLAVA

3 Roberts Avenue

$235,000

BALAKLAVA

29 Walsh Street

SOLD PROPERTIES: CLARE - Victoria Road - YACKA CLARE - West Terrace - LOCHIEL CLARE - Warenda Road BALAKLAVA - Phillips Street LEASINGHAM - Main North Road AUBURN - West Terrace

Drastically Reduced

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

$210,000

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

12 Baker Street

$210,000

D UCE RED

Great location & ready to go

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

Balaklava’s Number 1 name in Real Estate Plains Producer, Thursday January 31, 2013

and pulls off ADVERTISED pyjamas bathes in an ADVERTISED shower shaves with an ADVERTISED razor brushes his teeth with ADVERTISED toothpaste washes with ADVERTISED soap

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

BALAKLAVA

17 Kelly Street

drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee drives in an ADVERTISED car AND THEN REFUSES TO ADVERTISE BELIEVING IT DOESN’T PAY Later, if business is poor he ADVERTISES it for sale!

WHY IS IT SO??

18 Edward Street

$115,000

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

$149,500

Vacant Land

WATTLE RIDGE ESTATE STAGE 2

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

AVON

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PORT WAKEFIELD

Location & Great Investment

BALAKLAVA

on an ADVERTISED mattress

Character Stone Home • High press tin ceilings, Baltic pine flooring, stone walls • 2 double size bedrooms, separate dining room could be 3rd bedroom • Open plan family room with feature built-in cupboard • Garage, pergola, large back yard

WHY IS IT SO??

AUBURN properties in this Uniquemay Showcase Home 350sqm publication be • The blending of slate, stone, brick and timber inspected at the features • agent's Substantial room with featured combustion offifamily ce three heater business days prior • 4 bedrooms, 1 with built-in robes & ensuite auction or at the Cathedral & raked ceilings • toDownstairs bathroom. • place Uniqueofdesign kitchen/dining with electric & wood auction 30 oven before sale. swimming pool •minutes Corner block, shedding, Expressions of Interest by 5pm 14/2/2013

Low maintenance 2 bedroom unit

• Low maintenance • Secure property • Roomy lounge • Ideally located • Landscaped gardens • Semi modern kitchen • Good size bedrooms

under an ADVERTISED blanket

PUBLIC NOTICE SECTION 7

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

A man wakes up after sleeping

Feature House

• Well maintained quality property

PUBLIC NOTICE - SECTION 7

WHY IS IT?

The vendor's own stamp on • 2in bedroom home with built-in robesshower in the main an ADVERTISED statement bathes relating • Separate bath, shower & toilet to matters affect-• Open plan living with cosy kitchen, pantry & split shavessystem withA/C an ADVERTISED razor ing the advertised • Front & rear verandah & double garage properties in this brushes his teeth with BALAKLAVA $190,000 toothpaste publication mayADVERTISED • Stylishly renovated solid stone 3 bedroom home be inspected at• High 12ft ceilings, central hallway, country style with ADVERTISED soap the agent's washes office• kitchen Slow combustion heater & split system reverse cycle three business putsair-conditioner on ADVERTISED clothes days prior to • Undercover pergola, large carport, lockable shed, large yard auction ordrinks at the a cup of ADVERTISED coffee $265,000 place of auctionHALBURY • 3 brm home of 24 acres, Halbury Via Balaklava drives in an ADVERTISED car • Only 13 kms from Balaklava or 105km from Adelaide 30 minutes before • Open plan kitchen, dine, lounge with combustion sale. AND THEN REFUSES TO heater & split system BALAKLAVA - NEW $189,000 • Park like setting, BELIEVING cottage garden, local native Well presented 3 bedroom home ADVERTISE IT trees and fruit trees • Spacious 3 bedroom home in a quite location DOESN’T • Shedding, green house PAY & enough land for hobby • Raked ceiling in lounge room, comforted by r/c a/c The vendor's farming • Open plan kitchen, dine, pantry, lots of cupboards &Later, if business is poor he statement work spacerelating to OWEN $139,000 ADVERTISES it for sale! •matters Large entertaining affecting deck, the garage, secure yard

RLA : 230661

PUBLIC NOTICE - SECTION 7

WHY IS IT?

$179,500

Lot 711 Main Street

• 5 bedroom • Stone & fabricated home • Gallery or family games room • Large kitchen with ample cupboards • Slow combustion • Generous size lounge room • Various sheds for storage etc • Some TLC could be very useful • Vendor is moving interstate

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

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

BALAKLAVA

20 Short Terrace

$184,000

Very good location & close to the main street. It’s great value & priced for a quick sale. • 3 bedroom stone home • Ducted a/c • Good sized kitchen • Huge sunroom • Ornate ceiling in lounge • Carport

SOLD

• Lot 501 Alma Rd. Alma • 63 Fisher St. Balaklava • Unit 5/4 War Memorial Dr, Balaklava • 51 Railway Tce, Balaklava

FOR RENT

• Modern 3 bedroom unit in Balaklava $205 per week • 3 bedroom (could be 4 or office) house close to shop in Balaklava $240 per week • 3 bedroom house, main with ensuite & built-ins $210 • 2 b/room unit, Balaklava $160 p/week

BALAKLAVA

$355,000

626 Saints Road (1.338 Ha)

This is when bigger is best. Immaculately presented 4 or 5 bedroom home w/- 2 living area • Huge Home • Very roomy kitchen/dining • Formal dining room • Large office • 3 way bathroom • Big laundry • Ducted a/c • Entertaining area overlooking backyard

RLA 150 881

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Kate makes bowls history REPORT: Louise Michael Hamley Bridge’s Kate Smith, is taking the bowling world by storm after becoming the youngest woman ever to win the State Singles Women’s Championships on Sunday. Qualifying rounds were played over three weekends, with the final qualifier played on Saturday, and finals played on Sunday. Matches were played at Payneham Bowling Club, where Kate defeated Riverland bowler, Kerry Treloar, in a thrilling grand final, 25-22. Kate was thrilled by her win, but said, “I don’t think it has really sunk in yet!” The matches

n Read the story, page 19

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PHOTO: LISA REDPATH

Funding boost for local sporting clubs SEVERAL local sporting clubs were recipients of financial assistance through the State Government’s latest round of the Active Club Program. Balaklava Bowling Club ($1,000), Brinkworth/Koolunga Cricket Club ($1,000), Port Wakefield Croquet Club ($1,000) and Tarlee Bowling Club ($2,000) received funding for ground maintenance equipment. BSR Netball Club received $1,000 to purchase sporting equipment, Northern Yorke Peninsula Pony Club secured $2,750 to buy sport equipment and assist medical training and equipment. Virginia Cricket Club was another successful applicant, netting $5,000 to assist with coach training and development, ground maintenance equipment, sport equipment and uniforms. Former Recreation and Sport Minister,

BALAKLAVA bowlers, Ciara Guy and Renee McPharlin, continue to dominate the district bowls world, following their success in club Pairs, as well as recently winning the Wooroora Women’s Association Pairs.

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PORT Wakefield Croquet Club members, Trevor Lipsett, Madge Simpson and Judy Lipsett were out practising on their home green on Tuesday.

were played on carpet, which was a change for Kate who is accustomed to playing on grass. “It’s not a lot different, but some weighted shots can be different on carpet, so I had to change my game style a bit,” she said. As fate would have it, Kate played, and defeated, another mid north local in a qualifier on Saturday, Mallala’s Bev Roney. Kate is in the Under 25 State team which recently defeated Victoria. She hopes to move into the senior State team in the near future. Balaklava’s Matthew Northcott, also competed in the championships, but was unfortunately defeated in the semi-finals on Sunday. Kate, who is just 21, currently plays at West Lakes, in an A Grade team with dad, Barry. We won’t ask which one is the better bowler! Their pennant team is currently in the top four, so they’re hopeful of making the finals which will be played in April.

Ciara, Renee a winning pair!

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REPORT: Les Pearson Tom Kenyon, said the $770,000 funding would assist 247 regional and metropolitan organisations in program and equipment costs. “Since 2002, more than $25 million in funding has been delivered to thousands of SA sporting organisations through the Active Club program providing a considerable boost to recreation and sport activities,” Mr Kenyon said. “This latest round aims to improve the delivery of community-based active recreation and sport opportunities by offering grants of up to $5,000 for equipment, club development initiatives and to increase the skill base of volunteers, officials and coaches. n Continued page 21

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