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DUSTY, decrepit and decaying, the old homestead about five kilometres north of Port Wakefield was left to ruin many moons ago – but in recent weeks, it has become the central
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structure in a big budget movie production. On Wednesday last week it was surrounded by vehicles of all shapes and sizes as cast and crew of
Australian-made horror movie, Wolf Creek 2, filmed on location just north of Port Wakefield. The rusty roof of the old homestead is all that can be seen by most people as they travel along
ACTOR John Jarratt as Mick Taylor in the first Wolf Creek movie. the Copper Coast highway. What’s inside? Not much. Just fear! Join reporter Les Pearson as he goes behind the scenes during filming at the iconic old home. GO TO PAGE 7
Local footy drug use ‘unknown’ THERE is a vast level of uncertainty regarding how widespread the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) and other banned substances is within local
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the league or not. “It’s certainly not tolerated within our league – but how do you prove it?” Mr Busch said. n Continued Page 2
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No local drug tests, but Senator calls for probe • From Page 1 “We’re not medical practitioners, we don’t conduct regular urine samples on players. “You just don’t know.” Mr Busch believed the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) had the power to randomly test any competitor in a sporting event suspected of taking PEDs. He said ASADA also tended to target and monitor gymnasiums where large amounts of the illegal substances tended to be trafficked. Clare-based Liberal Senator, Sean Edwards, has joined Senate committee looking into the matter, revealing he has
Senator Sean Edwards on the Senate inquiry into drugs in sport:
I want to make sure this inquiry is not just about the elite players and clubs but I want community and rural teams covered as well.
concerns for local community clubs as well. “Crime syndicates don’t care where they make their money,” Senator Edwards said. “When young people see and hear that their heroes from the AFL and other national codes are taking performance enhancing substances, they will often look to follow suit. “I want to make sure
this inquiry is not just about the elite players and clubs but I want community and rural teams covered as well.” Mr Busch said it would be intriguing to see how other local football leagues were impacted by competitors using PEDs. “It would be interesting to see if the SAAFL (amateur league) is more subject to it than we are,” he said.
“You wouldn’t think players would look at it in this league but you just don’t know. “Over the years, there’s a chance someone would have tried it.” The Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) 12-month investigation into organised crime and drugs revealed the use of illicit drugs within some sporting codes is considered to be significantly higher than is recorded in official statistics. The ACC finding also claimed organised crime had been found to have a tangible and expanding footprint in this market, and their activity is being facilitated by some coaches and support staff of elite athletes. Senator Edwards encouraged anyone with any information to make a submission to the committee. For more details contact his office on 8205 1070 or 1300 738 260. As this edition went to press, the SANFL had not responded to our enquiries on anti-doping tests in country football leagues. • NOTE: Les Pearson plays football for Balaklava in the APFL.
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A TENDER moment amongst their 50th anniversary cards for Rex and Raelene Penna.– PICTURE: Lisa Redpath.
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IT’S Valentine’s Day tomorrow Louise Michael (Thursday) ... and what better way to reports: acknowledge long-lasting love than interview Balaklava residents, Rex and they were married a while later. They have two children, Katrina, and Raelene Penna, who celebrated 50 golden years of marriage on Janu- who lives in Adelaide, and Rodric, who lives in Kadina with wife, ary 26 – Australia Day. Rex and Raelene married in 1963 Megan, and their two daughters, at the Methodist Church, Port Wake- Charlie and Molly. Rex and Raelene have been retired field, officiated by the lateOnReverend 12th January 2007, TrustPower Limited for some time, and moved into BalakFred Albury. awarded Suzlon Energy Australia Pty Ltd the Raelene, nee Tothill, originated lava 20 years ago, and are considered Turnkey Contract for delivery of the Snowtown from Salisbury, and Rex lived on the “almost locals!” Wind Farm in South Australia. When asked what the secret to family farm “Sea View” at South Hummocks. So, how did they meet? their long and happy marriage is, Rae“We moved to Nantawarra after lene replied, “We are very happy, just my parents bought the local store,” enjoying our time living together.” “In a marriage, you have to give said Raelene. Obviously she caught Rex’s eye and take, and love each other.”
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rotational to reduce weed ey grazing tatiSticS roject eScriPtion cover will allow native grasses to flourish landowner Greenwhile energytheproduced willgains provide enough power for over The Snowtown Wind Farm will comprise 47 x S88_2.1MW from improved grazing productivity. 70,000 average Australian households per year. wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 98.7MW. The landowners are now committed Construction commenced in April 2007 with final toFinal usingoutput rotational grazing astoa tool is expected be in excess of 350GWhr of commissioning of wind turbines due at the end of the third forelectricity improvingeach the overall condition year, saving more than 345,000 tonnes of quarter of 2008. of the grassland communities.” greenhouse gas emissions annually. TrustPower Project Manager Jim Suzlon is the turnkey contractor responsible for the Pearson said he was very pleased with • Installed capacity: 98.7MW Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) delivery of the• outcome: “We would especially Hub Height: 80 metres the entire project. Overall responsibilities include: like to thank the Millard family, Maximum Blade Tip Height: 124 metres the• Mid North Grasslands Working • Swept area of each WTG: 1.5 acres; • Design and manufacture of the wind turbines Group, the NVC and our consultants total swept area for the wind farm: 70.5 acres • Detailed in-house wind turbine micro-siting EBS Ecology for such a successful outcome.” • Total number of escorted truck journeys from Adelaide • Grid dynamic studies during construction: 350 • Design, construction and maintenance of more than Project update: • Current 7 km of high tension cables for rock-anchor footings 24km of new access roads activities in the construc• 27 km of rock trenching for 33kV reticulation • Design and construction of footings and hardstands for tion of Stage 2 of the Snowtown Wind Farm include: • (SWF-2) 5000 m3 of each tower concrete Foundation excavation and • Design, fabrication and installation of steel turbine • 4 8000 ton of steel for towers concrete pouring, continuing to towers • 27 km of underground cable mid year; • Shipping, installation and commissioning of the turbines • 18 km overhead 33kV line 4Access road construction; • Design and installation of electrical feeder system, both • 4Cable 110 ton weight of 120MVA transformer trenching and laying below and above ground, linking the turbines to the • Total weight of cargo to be transported to site: 15000 operations; substation tonnes 4Commencement of construction at switching station • Design and installation of 132/33kV main transformer • activities Wind turbines convert the energy in moving air into 7km west of Blyth; Ambulance volunteers to this calling Becoming a volunteer officer • ambulance Long term maintenance and service come of the whole electrical energy. The moving air that will pass through 4Construction of the 28km at all ages, from all walks of life. Some is not just a great thing to do for the wind farm the 47 S88 wind turbines in one hour, at full production, 275kV transmission line from Bawork in full-time jobs and others have community, it’s also an amazing thing will weigh over 16,000,000 tonnes runga Gap to the Blyth West switchFarm site spreads more than 20 time on their hands. to do for yourself. The Snowtown Wind more ingPayback of the “embodied energy” of the whole wind farm is station; kilometres on the Hummocks and Barunga Ranges west of 4Currently around 100 SA-based If you’re ready and to change yourchallenges life and the Imagine what it wouldSnowtown, be like to have posing many technical logistical approximately five months. workers are employed on site. lives of others or want to fi nd out more the skills and confidence to save lives – to in construction.
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Griffiths holds ‘shadow’ portfolios MEMBER for Goyder, Steven Griffiths, remains on the Liberal party’s Shadow Cabinet, albeit in the ‘outer ministry’, after recentlyelected leader, Steven Marshall, announced a new line-up last Friday.
Les Pearson reports: “The structure Steven Marshall has put in place is very different,” Mr Griffiths explained. “It has a core group of eight (including Mr
Marshall), the four other shadows, of which I am one, who work with one of the group but we do not attend shadow cabinet meetings.” Mr Griffiths retained the Local Government and Regional Develop-
ment portfolios, in a sense, but also added some new areas, including Science and information Economy and Business Services and Consumers, to his list. “We have responsibility for portfolio areas,”
he said. “It means I keep Local Government and Regional Development, but expand in to Science and Information Economy and also the Business Services and Consumers, which is licensing issues such as alcohol, business registrations etc. “I am quite excited about taking these on as they are areas I have not worked in before and indeed are important to how the state runs. “I will have operational responsibility for the portfolios provided to me, while at the same time working closely with Martin Hamilton-Smith, so he knows what is hap-
pening in those areas and can represent the portfolios in Shadow Cabinet discussions.” The revised structure of the Shadow Cabinet is relatively fresh in state political circles and Mr Griffiths claimed to have embraced it. “Any change of leadership represents change of structure,” he said. “I respect Mr Marshall has drawn on his business experience and used a more corporate structure, and indeed this ‘inner and outer’ ministry structure is used federally, and has been for some time.” Having been previously scrapped as a Shadow
Steven Griffiths Minister in December 2011 before being reinstated in November last year, Mr Griffiths is aware how fragile holding these positions can be. “Personally, yes, I am pleased and relieved to still be a shadow minister,” he said. “I believe my work history in local government management and the many roles I have had with the Liberal party since being elected in 2006 shows I have the capacity to take on responsible roles.”
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LOCAL beauties Kate Taylor (left) and Kate Langdon have decreed it’s again that time of year to get your gloves on and get rolling! The pair dressed in their race day finery to promote Balaklava Racing Club’s Adelaide Plains Cup on Sunday, February 24, featuring the iconic Coopers Brewery keg roll. The keg roll is a relay where teams of six roll an empty beer keg down the racetrack. Each team must have at least two females. It can be all women but it must contain at least two. “Women actually have an advantage as they’re generally a bit shorter,” said Balaklava Racing Club CEO, Doug Hall.
The keg roll always attracts a raft of competitors, vying for the great prizes up for grabs. “Coopers gives a tour of the brewery for the winning team and their partners and a few slabs of beer,” he said. While light-hearted, the competition heats up when the kegs start to roll, with some sporting clubs taking home the beer on several occasions. “Hummocks-Watchman Eagles footy club won it a few years in a row and the Terminus Hotel group also has about four in a row,” Doug said. Adelaide Plains Cup is a “belter” to kick off the local racing year. “It’s mainly local people, a lot more relaxed and
the weather is usually pretty warm,” Doug said. The club also has an outstanding membership offer running. “If anyone signs up now, they get membership for the rest of this racing year, which finishes on July 31, and the rest of next year, which includes the Balaklava Cup,” Doug said. For just $50, members get half price drinks in the members’ bar at all Balaklava meets, except the Balaklava Cup. Members get free entry on cup day, which is usually $25 a ticket. “You get half your membership back just from cup day entry,” Doug said.“It’s the best place to be on cup day. Cheapest and best seat in the house!”
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Buyers busy at Dene’s sale There was a good turn out of people attending the clearing sale on the Hoyelton property of farmer Dene Williams last Friday. Pictured above are Dene (centre) with friends Jackie Way and Philip Shepherd. n PICTURES: Lisa Redpath LEFT: Checking out a motor bike are (from left) Andrew Chapman, Grant McPharlin and Chris Chapman.
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BRINKWORTH • A 56-year-old man from Brinkworth was arrested for aggravated assault against his partner and resisting police during his arrest on Monday, February 11. He will appear in court at a later date. BALAKLAVA • A 50-year-old man was reported by police for allegedly unlawfully possessing medication not prescribed to him on Friday, February 8. DUBLIN • UNKNOWN persons entered a premises on Schlodder Road, Dublin, through a locked gate on January 10 and stole a large generator. ROSEWORTHY • BETWEEN February 2 and 4, a heavy vehicle drove through some gates on Haydon Road, Roseworthy. PORT WAKEFIELD • A 36-year-old man from Reynella East was reported for driving a motor vehicle while unlicensed on February 6. It is alleged he was driving on Highway One when stopped at Port Wakefield. • A 39-year-old Salisbury North man was reported for breaching bail conditions after he was located at Port Wakefield on Saturday, February 9. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 13, 2013
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Tomorrow is Valentine’s day, the day of romance and love. Oh yesss! And it’s the day people spend millions on flowers, chocolates, romantic dinners and even engagement rings. However, consumers are warned not to fall head-over-heels for a scammer! In particular, people need to be alert to overseas romance scams and predators posing as genuine partners. According to theAustralian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), in 2011, lonely hearts were scammed out of $21 million. That is horrendous. People might be lonely, but I ask, are they really that gullible and desperate? If you wouldn’t hand over money to someone on the street who you didn’t know, think rationally and ask yourself “why am I sending money on-line to a complete stranger?” If people are going to get involved
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Roaring good time
• Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC) is having a roaring 1920s cabaret fundraiser on March 16 at 7pm in the town hall. The hall will be transformed into an oldfashioned “speakeasy,” with plenty of gangsters expected to be seen. Talented local artists including James Abberley, Eliza Cottle and Ciara Guy will perform, and well known cricketer, Wayne Phillips, will host the evening. There will also be a goods and services auction with proceeds to upgrade outdoor facilities. Contact the kindy for details. • It’s not just weddings and engagements around this time, but a few birthdays too. Happy birthday to Jordan Taylor, who is turning 18, and Cherie Cmrlec who isn’t! LOL!
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DID YOU KNOW? – Germany introduced the tradition of putting candles on birthday cakes. Port wakefield Wakey will host yet another passing fundraiser when the Rotary Club of Armadale, WA, passes through on its second “Ride to the other side” fundraiser. The group is riding a ride-on mower from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide, and its last leg will pass through Port Wakefield and Two Wells on February 27. Keep an eye out for this novel fundraising adventure • And happy belated birthday to local, Carolyn Weir!
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As part of the Federal government’sfunded project “Caring for our Country”, a Wakefield River project is developing. It will address critical threats along a 25km section of riverbank habitat. This is an opportunity for volunteers to be involved in assisting NRM with revegetation, planned from April to June. If you’d like to assist with this project, or any other upcoming projects, please phone NRM water officer, Jennifer Munro, on 8636 2361.
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RIGHT: Skye, Claire, Paul and Zac Blacket were in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK for Australia Day 2013. The family had been visiting relatives and holidaying since before Christmas. Claire said in an email they “wanted a white Christmas but got floods instead!” “But we got snow for Aussie Day!” The family also toured Europe.
ABOVE: Mandy Tiller (right) celebrated her 40th birthday recently, with family and friends (from left) Shane, Mikaela and Josh. LEFT: Sophie Parker recently had her 16th mystery birthday party, which included a hummer ride, high tea, manicures, shopping and a drive-in at the end!
Bronny Cottle was lucky enough to rub shoulders with AFL star, Nick Joyce, during a Crows football clinic held at Barrett Reserve on January 17.
Film with Kipling connection nears production stage (LEFT) Louise Read celebrated her 21st birthday with a family tea at Lido restaurant at Glenelg on January 18. The next day it was a tour around McLaren Vale with her girlfriends, shown above as they line up before boarding the limo.
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ANOTHER big budget film, which was meant to begin filming in the state last year, is at last nearing the production stage. An article from The Plains Producer on December 21, 2011, revealed Port Wakefield identity, the late Arthur “Possum” Kipling”, was likely to feature as a character in the movie, entitled “Dust and Glory”. Billed as an action romance adventure, the movie is a feature-length production based on a book of the same title, penned by late racing great, Evan Green, which tells the tale of the REDeX Round Australia Trials in the 1950s. The trials put everyday vehicles to the ultimate test, the boldest of drivers negotiating the country’s toughest terrain in a race around the nation. The race drew a huge throng of fans, hundreds of thousands lining the outback roads and capital city streets to greet the men many considered heroes of the era. Acclaimed screenwriter, Robert Lewis Galinsky, said the production team had reached an exciting stage following rescheduling issues. “Our scheduling is because director, Simon West, won’t finish his current picture until mid year,” he said. “We’re out to cast in a month and should start pre-production this winter and shoot October.” Dust and Glory also struck funding difficulties, similar to that which delayed the production stages of Wolf Creek 2. “We both had the same investor fall out, but we have also solved that problem,” Galinsky said. Rumours have surfaced regarding big-name stars targeted by West to join the cast. Gerard Butler, Liam Hemsworth, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana, Rachael Taylor, Mel Gibson and Isla Fisher are all names to surface as possible stars but Galinski was giving nothing away. “No hints yet, but A-list,” he said. Plains Producer, Wednesday February 13, 2013
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INSIDE the old home. Local farmer Fay Angel helped set designers create the decor.
S the summer sun warps the dusty saltbush flats on the horizon, a lone figure, his skin covered in cuts and clothes torn and tattered, stumbles through the heat in desperate search of food, water and shelter. Suddenly, a house emerges from the haze ahead, and hopes of salvation flicker inside. This is the scene featured in a thriller being shot at a former station homestead, not far past the Copper Coast Highway turnoff, just north of Port Wakefield. The movie, Wolf Creek 2, is a sequel for the hugely successful horror flick, Wolf Creek (2005), in which stranded backpackers in remote Australia fall prey to a murderous bushman. The original Wolf Creek holds the record for the highest grossing R-rated Australian movie ever made. Producer, Steve Topic, said Wolf Creek 2 was shaping as a stunning sequel, utilising a boost in funding, giving director Greg McLean and his crew a whole raft of new options and directions to explore. “The villain, Mick Taylor, is the same but the movie is a bit more expansive on him,” Topic said. “It’s based on backpackers going missing, the same guy is hunting them but it’s more of a thriller this time. “It’s not as contained as the first, it’s a bit broader with some great chase scenes as well. “The budget is much bigger, I
can’t say exactly how much but the first was really small, it was basically a million dollar film. “Wolf Creek 2 is always going to be different because of that.” The sequel once again stars former Better Homes and Gardens host, John Jarratt, (Django Unchained, Wolf Creek, Australia) as the murderous Mick Taylor, while Packed to the Rafters heart throb, Ryan Corr, has a major role.
The Port Wakefield site is a ripper find for the film, according to Topic. He said producers utilised site locators to identify ideal scenes for shooting. “They know where the spots are, you tell them what you want, they’ll go off and find them and we dress it all up ourselves,” Topic said. The house has been magnificently revamped inside, portraying a uniquely decorated interior, featuring time-forgotten décor
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often found within such homes. Old wedding photos, faded portraits of Jesus and a woodframed rear projection TV were just some of the many items creating a uniquely remote atmosphere. “You get a production designer and they know where to get all this stuff, if they don’t already have it,” Topic explained. “It gives it a really authentic look.”
The particular scene the house features in is rather prominent in the film. “We’re shooting a scene where basically we’ve got one of our main characters in the film, stranded in the outback, this is supposed to be in the middle of nowhere, I’m talking maybe 12 hours out of Perth,” Topic said. “He’s just kind of wandering across the outback, he stumbles across this farmhouse where this old couple is living and he gets to rest there the night, they feed
him and then some ‘interesting’ stuff happens.” On the back of Wolf Creek 2, the recent success of Snowtown (the movie) and the shooting of The Rover in the state’s north involving Hollywood superstar, Robert Pattinson, SA’s image as a film-friendly state should improve, according to Topic. Topic believed the accessibility to such arid locations within two hours’ drive of an international airport set the state up as one of the world’s potential prime shooting locations. “The way it helps is it puts South Australia on the map as a shooting location,” he said. “Then what you find is you attract more people to the local film industry here, so it’s easier for us to crew.” As a result, the South Australian Film Corporation garners more resources and the benefits flow on from there. Much of the previous shooting took place in Hawker and Leigh Creek, but Port Wakefield is a new shooting site for the Wolf Creek movies. Crews are into their fourth of seven weeks of shooting. There are between 50 and 60 people onsite at any given time, with Topic thrilled with progress to date. “The producers and director review everything we do at the end of the day in sessions we call ‘dailies’ and then we can see if what we’ve shot is good coverage, or if we need to go back and get some more footage,” he said. “This stuff we’ve shot in the outback settings is just stunning. It is looking incredible.”
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Wolf Creek 2 director, Greg McLean, on location outside the old homestead north of Port Wakefield.
A HANDFUL of locals left their own mark in Wolf Creek 2, involved in various aspects of filming scenes shot at a homestead just north of Port Wakefield. Balaklava’s Alan Kirkland was shearing lambs near the Brooklyn Downs homestead in November last year, when he was approached by connections of the film to have a look at the house. Alan leases the land from landowner, Gino Berno. When the home got the tick of approval, Alan and his sister, Whitwarta farmer, Fay Angel, spent about three days cleaning it up in preparation for the film crews to arrive. “The former tenants, who rented it last, left a whole heap of stuff in there and it was full of rats,” Alan said. “It’s a beautiful old house, so it was sad to see it in the state it was in.” Fay took on a decorative role soon after, helping crews fit out the home with various fixtures and fittings, including antique furnishings with some hefty price tags. Her workman, Matt Oliver, also provided several wild pig skulls for one of the sets. “We ended up working with the director and the art department,” Fay said. “They were very open to suggestions as we had lived with a lot of that stuff around us.” She found the crew to be rather pleasant, despite the long, exhaustive hours they were working. “They’re under so much pressure but they all stayed lovely,” Fay said.“We all want to do it again, it was a great experience, we had a ball.” “It was a bit of an adventure for us. It was all new,” Alan added. Filming finished at the site last week, all props and filming equipment shifted out on Thursday. A horse, owned by Balaklava’s Shane and Mary Faehrmann, also featured in the movie. Despite being black, the horse was made darker with chalk for the film. Fay’s old work ute also appears. “We’ll be watching it when it comes out, looking for all of our stuff,” she laughed. “I don’t know the exact storyline but that will be our part of it.”
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TEACHERS and students have now settled into the start of the new school year. Here’s some of the new faces. More in coming editions.
BALAKLAVA PRIMARY SCHOOL: Deputy principal Libby Clift, Christian pastoral support worker, Kym Woodroofe and teacher/counsellor David Scobie.
ABOVE: PORT WAKEFIELD PRIMARY: Year 7 student, Kaleb Walding, with R-2 teacher, Megan Parish (originally from Auburn), Christian pastoral support worker, Merry Bennett, and principal, Jenny Gordon. PORT WAkefield’s new reception student, Dylan Martin, checks out the playground with big brother, Shannon Brecko.
Horizon newbies Serenity Jackson, left and Chloe Bull, below.
ABOVE: HORIZON Christian SCHOOL: Teacher Roshanna Bull (left) with husband and wife teachers, Bill and Mel Greenslade. LEFT: Owen Primary School: From left: New middle primary teacher, Kate Perrin, junior primary teacher, Jackie Rogers, with Christian pastoral support worker, Fiona Tiller, SSO librarian, Angus Bugeja, and junior primary SSO, Amii Moore.
BALAKLAVA HIGH SCHOOL: From left: Deputy principal, Helen Bennie, teachers, Josh LaGrutta, Merridy Manuel, Ryan Evans, Carena Brookes, Sam Ritchie and Sean BroughtonWright. Absent: Wess Frances.
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IBERAL voters – and others – have been craving to hear what their party’s candidate for Wakefield has to say following Prime Minister, Julia Gillard’s, announcement of the Federal Election date, September 14. Liberal candidate for Wakefield, Tom Zorich, has been busily travelling the district, promoting his candidacy from corner to corner of the 6407 square kilometre electorate. He outlined to reporter LES Pearson his thoughts on the coming election year and how well prepared he believed his team was to challenge Labor MP, Nick Champion’s reign in the seat of Wakefield.
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PPOSITION leader, Tony Abbott, revealed the party’s direction, values and policy priorities of the next Coalition government through the document “Our Plan: Real Solutions for all Australians” on Australia Day. Mr Zorich said his campaign, was strongly based around Our Plan, and its relevance to local issues impacting on the families in Wakefield. “I think the plan is what we need to follow and I’m not going to think anything different to what the national campaign promotes, other than there will be local issues that will also be addressed during the campaign,” he said. “There are obviously the national issues, which are pretty much resonating back to the local community and then there are some local issues as well.” Given the election and campaign proper is still a way off, Mr Zorich opted not to reveal what those local issues will be. “I’m not going to release those local issues just yet,” he said. “We’ve still got a long way to go and I’m out there talking with people. “The general issue that families and businesses are telling me is the rising cost of living under this Gillard Labor government is what’s hurting them all.” While wary of releasing too much detail, Mr Zorich did reveal some indicators about what his local campaign issues will revolve around. “In a broad sense, the issues are the
EARLIER this year, Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, called on Mr Zorich and the Liberal Party to clarify its position on the Federal government’s coinvestment policy with the automotive industry. Mr Zorich said the Coalition was still seeking transparency from both the government and the industry on how that funding assistance would be utilised. “When you give someone some money, you want to know what they’re going to do with it. That’s what the Coalition was after,” he said. “The Coalition supports business but the Coalition does not support the Gillard government’s waste or their hurtful carbon tax. “That is what is hitting business hard.”
The election date THE unusual decision from Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, to announce the election date nine months in advance did not faze Mr Zorich. He felt it would have little bearing on his work in coming months. “I know when the AFL grand final is but it doesn’t help any club. You’ve still got to work really hard to get there,” he said. “It doesn’t matter whether you know when it is or not, it’s the work that has to be done to achieve the right result.”
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That work has well and truly begun, Mr Zorich thankful for an early pre-selection, which he believed gave him a head start compared to other candidates. “Luckily enough, I was preselected last year, so a lot of work has been done already,” he said. “By being preselected early, it has given me the opportunity to work out how systems work within the political arena and put a lot of structures and planning in place. “What it also means is we have the opportunity to put our position forward to a lot of people.” That said, he is more than aware of the political storm that is brewing. “There’s still lots of work to do within the electorate, whether it’s doorknocking, street visits, shopping centre visits, those sorts of things,” Mr Zorich said. “It’s about setting up the positioning in a local sense over the next few months. “I believe we’re in a position to take on the election.”
Labor controversy DESPITE issues such as the Carbon Tax, the abandoned surplus Budget, and Kevin Rudd’s leadership challenge 12 months ago, Mr Zorich refused to concede the Labor Party had paved the way for an election victory. “Nothing’s easy,” he said. “I’ve been around a long time and I don’t think you can take life for granted. As soon as you take life for granted, it will come back and bite you.” Mr Zorich instead declared he was concentrating on his own actions. “We know the government is offering more taxes, record debt, more deficits and more instability but I’m focussed on what I can do – and that’s work hard for the people of Wakefield.”
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Funding to help rivers Applications soon will open for the second round of the Federal government’s Biodiversity Fund and the first round of the Sustainable Environment stream of the Caring for our Country program. Both funding rounds will focus on projects across target areas that include urban waterways and coastal environments. Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, said this was an opportunity for the Wakefield River. “The Wakefield river is an important part of our community,” Nick Champion said. “But after years of treating our waterways as though they were a drain, we need to start prioritising them. “The government is focusing investment on target areas, including urban waterways. This is the opportunity our community needs to improve this local resource. “I will be speaking to community members to ensure we make the most of this opportunity.”
Time travel at caravan show The 2013 SA Caravan and Camping Show from next Wednesday, February 20-24, will provide a spectacular mixture of old and new in the State’s biggest showcase of products and services for the touring lifestyle. • YOU can enjoy the show through a limited supply of double passes available at the Plains Producer. Simply call in to our office, 9 Howe Street, Balaklava during business hours. More than 40,000 consumers are expected to attend the five-day event with around 250 exhibitors filling the five huge pavilions and outdoor display areas of the Adelaide Showground at Wayville. Presented by the Caravan and Camping
Industries Association of SA (CCIASA), the show will feature a vast diversity of models and accessories along with a dedicated pavilion promoting top self-drive holiday destinations in South Australia and beyond. The inaugural National Vintage and Classic Caravan Grand Parade will provide a fascinating dimension to this year’s show with around 50 restored models dating back to the middle of last century on display on Friday, February 22. The grand parade has been organised by the CCIASA in response to the amazing groundswell of interest in the restoration of old caravans, and particularly SA’s leading role in the pioneering days of the industry.
CCIASA chief executive officer, Stuart Livingstone, said: “It will bring together enthusiasts who have restored vintage (pre1970) and classic (1970 to 1980) caravans, many fitted out with furniture and utensils of the same era. “This parade of caravans from the early days of the industry will be the first of its type associated with a mainstream caravan and camping show in Australia, and it is sure to generate huge public interest.” In contrast, the 2013 SA Caravan and Camping Show will also feature latest model releases along with emerging design and construction methods and technologies to maximise comfort and energy efficiency.
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Mallala Community Arts presented Mallala Community Hospital with a cheque for $1,000 recently, which the hospital will put towards purchasing a Graseby Pump. Pictured (from left) are Fay Dunstan, Carol King from Mallala Community Arts presenting the cheque to Mallala Community Hospital CEO, Belinda Sharp, and site manager, Merrilyn Good.
The Animal Welfare League is overflowing with cats and kittens ready for adoption. The AWL’s Peter Sellen said kitten season had arrived in a big way at the Wingfield Shelter. “We are desperately trying to find families who will take some of our “adoption ready” cats and kittens to a new home,” Mr Sellen said. “There are currently almost 30 adult cats and more than 40 adorable kittens ready for a new life with a loving caring family.” Every cat ready for adoption is micro chipped, desexed, vaccinated and health checked. If you can give a cat a home, visit the AWL Shelter at 1-19 Cormack road Wingfield. “The AWL does not receive any Commonwealth or State government funding – but we constantly face greater demands for our services,” Mr Sellen said. “At any one time we can have more than 250 animals in our care and each year we care for 20,000 lost and abandoned animals.” The shelter is open seven days a week between 10 am and 3pm.
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WARNINGS Information at www.bom.gov.au/weather or 1300 659 215 (Local call cost) STATE Wednesday: Fine apart from isolated showers and thunderstorms over the Flinders and Pastoral districts east of about Tarcoola to Ernabella. Warm to hot. Light to moderate southeasterly wind and fresh afternoon sea breezes. Thursday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms over eastern districts north of about Keith. Warm to hot with moderate southeast to northeasterly wind. Friday: Isolated showers and thunderstorms over eastern districts, possibly extending further west to reach a line Yorke Peninsula to Oodnadatta. Warm to hot and becoming humid. Moderate northeast to southeasterly wind. Outlook: Isolated showers and thunderstorms continuing over the east of the State then gradually contracting to the eastern border later in the period. Mostly warm to hot conditions, becoming
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NEWS v District Groups attend from Balaklava and Two Wells:
Scouts lived the Jamboree dream Eight local Scout members travelled to the Australian Scout Jamboree in Maryborough, Queensland in January. Balaklava’s, Tim and Sarah Goldney, and Two Wells’ Hayden Grundy-Smith, Jaike Green, Michael Schaffer, Bradley Molloy, Nick Paech, and Luke Molloy, all had a fantastic time participating in activities and teamwork exercises over several days from January 2 with other scouts from all over the world. The international event, for Scouts aged 10-14 years, is held in Australia once every three years.
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report from Government Services issued recently said that in SA, 72.2 percent of males aged 35-44 were overweight or obese in 2011-12. The girls are doing better at 58.4 per cent. If you’re between 65 and 69 and male, the rate rises to 85.8 per cent. I don’t want to preach, as I’m one of the seven in 10 fatties in my age bracket. I am fully aware being overweight, or obese greatly increases my risk of sickness and disease, and avoiding this is now at the top of my wish list. Penny Mathew from Mallala has a business called Happy Hearts, which would be more aptly called Penny’s House of Pain. I joined her kick-boxing class on Monday night and my partner was Mallala farmer Scott Baker, aka Sly Stalone. Scott is about a foot shorter than me, and he kicked my butt (picture me as Apollo Creed). For an hour we shared turns at punching, running, pushups, kicking, sit ups etc. Penny is a great motivator and has donated her time to my cause. Why not join us or one of her other classes by giving Penny a call on 0407 818 782. What, other than fat, have you got to lose? I mentioned last week personal motivator, Mark Brownley, set me a three-day eating challenge following his diet. Here is the secret to his success. Breakfast: Three weetbix with two spoonfuls of Formé vanilla yoghurt, some apricot halves, and skim milk. “Snacking is vital,” explains Mark. “Mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks help quench the desire for a big lunch or dinner (along with drinking lots of water). His sugges-
n FAMILY fun at the Jamboree (from left) Rebecca, Sarah, Tim and dad, Craig Goldney. INSET: Sarah busy making music. n BELOW: Two Wells scouts, from left, (back) Jaike Green, Bradley Molloy, Nick Paech and front, Hayden GrundySmith, Michael Schaffer and Luke Molloy. Louise Michael reports:
About 11,500 Scouts attended this year’s Jamboree, with the theme being “Dream it, Live it.” The jamboree is all about getting to know others and have fun. The children participated in different challenges and activities every day, including rock climbing, abseiling, mud fun, fossicking for gems, flying fox, orienteering, constructing a wheelbarrow and using remote control cars. They also visited Australia Zoo, Dickie Beach and Hervey Bay,
and were treated to nightly concerts, with performers including Reece Mastin, Timomatic, Jessica Mauboy and Justice Crew. “The highlight for us was the nightly concerts, seeing such big names like Timomatic and Jessica Mauboy perform,” said the Two Wells boys. “This was my second jamboree, but it was so much better than the last one, even though we had to get up at 5.30am every day,” said Tim. “It was pretty hot there, but it was awesome,” said Sarah. In 2016, it will be in Sydney, and then Adelaide in 2019.
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and install simple fittings and other simple jobs. However, unless they are really skilled they contract the specialist trades of bricklaying, carpentry, electrics, plumbing and tiling. The following are some general tips that may help to make the process a little easier for you. Preparation Move out of home unless it is a very small job. The renovation will be dirty, dusty noisy. The power and water will go off and when it doesn’t you’ll have tradesmen scrutinising your breakfast and observing your bathroom habits. Keep neighbours on your side. This is an impossible task but do what you can by informing them of noise and inconvenience. To pacify them, consider giving them gifts at appropriate times (like earplugs, champagne and a night in a hotel.) If they get really stroppy, just tell them how your renovation will increase their property value. Research – troll the internet for advice and researching materials, appliances and fittings. Print out pictures of appliances so you can see how they look. Study home magazines and start a neat file of fittings, appliances and design examples that you like.
n WHEN renovating, give great consideration to the front exterior, which presents the first statement about you and your home.
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Get the household together and discuss the building. Draw up a wish list in order of preference. Get advice. Ask architects or builders to look at your site and sketch to give you a ballpark estimate. Keep renovations in character Consider the architectural integrity of your building. If partially renovating, keep the style similar, or in character with the original house (including the carport and garage.) Don’t be excessively trendy or ambitious.
Fads fade, but a simple elegant style in neutral colours (and subtle patterns) is timeless. Don’t be too ambitious unless you are loaded. Use colour carefully and thoughtfully. Collect samples and play with combinations. Only use three colours in a room, two if the room is small. Light colours will not go out of fashion (or fancy) as fast as strong colours. If you want to use a strong colour, use it in small areas, as punctuation, so if necessary it can be easily changed. Period and older style homes are hard to cost control Best get a fixed price from a builder. Think how you can maximise space or the sense of space. No matter how much space you have, you are likely to want more. Prioritise your space requirements for each room. The less corners, lines and intersecting surfaces, the
greater the visual flow and the more pleasing and less expensive it will be. Try to keep as much of the floor visible by raising cupboards off it. Give great consideration to the front exterior. The exterior presents the first statement about you and your home. Put your money in the right places Put your money firstly where the water is (bathroom and kitchen renovations), then living and master bedroom. Higher ceilings will cost a little more. You will recoup that in resale value. Paint them the lightest colour possible so they look even higher. Consider the resale value of the property after building. Don’t over capitalise. Make sure the total value of your house plus new building is not greater than the value of the smartest house in the street. • SOURCE: www.homedesigndirectory.com.au/diy/ renovation-tips
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Relax, pull up a chair Cleaning and maintaining outdoor fabric, outdoor furniture cushions and umbrellas is not very labor intensive. You do not need to do it very often either, but a little TLC goes a long way. One thing you can do to keep all your outdoor cushions looking good for a long time, is to simply cover them when not in use. Put them away if you have heavy winters and won’t be using them for months on end. Outdoor Fabrics Outdoor fabrics are mostly weather and mildew resistant, but occasional washing will help keep them looking their best. Machine-wash outdoor fabrics using the gentle cycle. Add bleach for white items. Dry outdoors. For hammocks and chair covers, etc. stretch back over the frame to avoid shrinkage. Store fabric furniture indoors during winter. Acrylic Cushions Remove from frame before cleaning. Spot clean with mild soap and water using a sponge. Rinse with clean water. Drying completely before using or storing acrylic cushions helps to prevent mildew.
Some types of cushions are mildewresistant, but should any mildew occur, clean with a solution of one cup bleach, two cups detergent and 4.5 litres (half a bucket) of water. Mix thoroughly and spray on the entire cushion. Let the mixture soak for 30 minutes. Scrub with a sponge or clean rag. Rinse with clean water and allow to dry completely. Never wrap cushions in plastic when getting ready to store them. Plastic does not allow the cushion to breathe and may cause mildew if there is any moisture. General cleaning and maintenance tips Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and try to keep the instructions where you can easily access them for reference. Most outdoor furniture can be cleaned with mild soap and water. An application of car wax can be used to protect frames. Wicker Furniture Most wicker furniture can be cleaned using a hose or pressure washer. Remove the cushions before you spray off dirt and spills. For very dirty wicker, use a sponge, mild soap and cold water
to wash. Let it dry completely before applying a paste wax to the frame to help keep it shiny and water-resistant. It is easier to care for weather resistant wicker, so look around before you buy. Store cushions indoors and use a cover for the frames when it is not being used. Wood Furniture Wood furniture usually requires exterior grade oil or varnish to protect it from the elements. Except for teak and cedar all other wood furniture should be stored indoors during winter. Resin or Plastic Furniture Plastic furniture is the easiest to maintain. Spray off dirt with clean water and allow to air dry. Scuff marks can be removed with a gentle abrasive. Remove mildew with a mixture of one cup bleach, two cups detergent and 4.5 litres of water (half a bucket) Aluminum, wrought Iron and Steel Furniture Metal furniture is easy to maintain, but care should be taken that it does not begin to rust. Clean with water and mild soap.
There’s no need to fear the mysterious underground world of roots that confronts you when the time comes to re-pot. That might be when a plant gets too big for its pot, it dries out too quickly or you’ve just bought a better pot. Re-potting in late winter will let the plant adjust before the growing season begins. Start by preparing your plant with a good drink at least an hour before the operation. Have ready a pot with drainage holes and enough fresh, premium potting mix which – unlike garden soil – will optimise nutrients, minimise soil-borne pests and disease, and balance moisture retention with good drainage. Specialised mixes are available for particular plants like citrus or for large and terracotta containers. When you’re ready, slip the plant out of its old pot without pulling on the stem or damaging the canopy. Scuff the outside of the root ball to encourage roots to grow outwards. Untangle any roots circling the outside of the ball. Avoid damage but cleanly cut any that won’t fit back into the pot.
Place the plant in the centre of its new pot. The top of the root ball should sit 2-3cm from the rim and where the stem won’t be buried. Fill under and around the root ball with the potting mix; gently pressing it in as you go to remove large air pockets but without compacting the mix or damaging roots.
Flood the top of the pot to near the rim without disturbing the soil. Let the water infiltrate, then repeat. Keep the plant wellwatered in the first week or two while it will have more difficulty drinking. If it’s intended for a sunny spot, let it recover in shade for that time. Treat roots right and they’ll reward you with a healthy plant. SOURCE: www.plantthis. com.au
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Brisbane: Balaklava resident Shirley Welke flew to Brisbane in January with daughter, Helen
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ENJOYING a balmy night in Barmera playing with glow sticks during their annual holidays are (from left) Madison Bond, Elisha Hinge, Bryson Hinge, Sianna Bond, Amelia Hinge and Sianna Hinge.
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New menu will shine Patrons of the Rising Sun Hotel at Port Wakefield will see some exciting new changes at the hotel in 2013. Owners, Dylan and Bek Stodart, and their children, Iggy and Herbie (pictured above) will be relocating from Mallala to Port Wakefield, so will become familiar faces around the town. Some exciting menu changes, with food products sourced locally where possible, will also be noticed by diners, including $10 daily lunch and dinner specials from Monday to Friday. Diners can also order from the regular a-la-carte menu, with all meals starting at $10. Tuesday night’s menu offers $10 schnitzels, (toppings cost extra), with a delicious range of salads Starting this week, Thursday night will become the new “Family Night,” where children under 12 years of age, eat free.
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CARNIVAL winners and runners-up, from left: Vanessa Bary, Natasha Greenshields, Tenneal White, Kelsey Wedding, Kate Cmrlec, Lachlan Speisseger, Tiffani Graham, Dillon Michael, Amy Langdon, Josh Appleby, Callum Michael, Dylan Irrgang, Brandon Taylor and Ethan Allen. PHOTOS: LOUISE MICHAEL
WINNING house captains (Keith), Vanessa Barry, Sally Wilson, Cody Robertson and Harry Hosking.
STUDENTS battled for glory at Balaklava High School’s swimming carnival last Wednesday, with Keith winning the day finishing on 1368, followed by Walter 1235, Ross 1149 and James 1075. Tiffani Graham had an excellent day, taking out the Plains Producer Handicap Event, and breaking records in the Under 14 Girls Breaststroke, Under 14 Girls Butterfly, Under 14 Girls Backstroke, Under 14 Girls Freestyle, Open Girls 100m Freestyle and Open Girls Individual Medley. Division winners: U14 BOYS – winner Dylan Irrgang, runner-up Ethan Allen. U14 GIRLS – winner Tiffani Graham, runner-up Amy Langdon. U15 BOYS – winner Dillon Michael, runner-up Todd Scholz. U15 GIRLS – winner Kelsey Wedding, runner-up Natasha Greenshields. U16 BOYS – winner Lachlan Speissegger, runner-up Brandon Taylor. U16 GIRLS – winner Tenneal White, runner-up Amy Paech. OPEN BOYS – winner Josh Appleby, runner-up Callum Michael. OPEN GIRLS – Winner Vanessa Barry, runner-up Kate Cmrlec.
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SPORT v Basketball
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n ABOVE: Matthew May, Bolts, keeps the ball in play in the Under 12 Mixed competition on Friday night. n ABOVE INSET: Wildcats’ Jinri Lusung passes in from the boundary during the Under 14 girls game. n RIGHT: Aleisha Michael, Magics, comes in to steal possession on the run from Bulldogs’ Blessing Nyoni. n BELOW RIGHT: Tiger Cameron Curnow moves in to stop a goal attempt by Bolts’ Matthew Freebairn in Under 12 Mixed. n BELOW: Zoe Bell, Wildcats, runs into Teagan Bigg, Bulldogs in Under 14 Girls.
THE ‘Barmy Army’ was out in force on the Hill Friday night, looking fantastic and taking the opportunity to relax and mingle with friends and family, while enjoying a fine evening of basketball. The real action though was happening on the courts. Let me just say, I was excited! Only three weeks to go before finals start. The senior men and women really stepped up this week. Gib Palmer, Adam Pratt, Jamie McArdle and Craig Price were some of the greats. Leigh Wright was feeling the “heat” while pulling out all stops with Eagle players blocking him. The Eagles only had four players to begin with. Derek Friedrichs looked to be in foul trouble in the last quarter. All I can say is it must have been a ripper of a game. Over in the Women’s Division, I noticed Storm won over Long Plains, another game that would have been great to watch. I was sure Longies would have grabbed the win here. The Aussie Hoops kids continue to get better and better and with over 65 players, I have no doubt that club talent scouts are out watching. I see Kirsty Williams nearly every week helping the Aussie Hoops, coaching and umpiring, and I believe she is coaching the Under 18 Adelaide Plains girls also. Some weeks she helps out with setup and packup as well! There are nine teams Under 12 Mixed competition – if you ask me, that’s too many teams in one division. It’s getting harder to pick good players, I’m not sure how the umpires are deciding best and fairests. Lorenzo De Roma top scored for the boys in the Under 12 Mixed, along with
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Ethan Browlie and Zeke Scott. Chelsea King, Catelyn Harkness and Rhea Lawless for the girls in the Under 12 division. In the Under 14 Boys, Dawson Page scored 31 points, while William Dixon and Earl De Roma both scored 20 each for their team. Association Junior Championships are coming up – I look forward to seeing these players here. Tayla Williams, Rachel Dunstan, Kiesha Gregory, Kirrily White and Teisha Harkness did well in the Under 14 Girls. And I must say Happy 13th Birthday to Amy Langdon! There are some great players in this division, with Heaslip, Cullen, Scott, Smith and McPharlin all stepping up. Defence is an important part of the game, players in this position don’t always get mentioned, but are just as important. In the Under 16 Girls, Asheigh Williams, Kelsey Wedding, Blessing Nyoni, Aleisha Michael Brooke Wilson, Stacey Faehrmann, Jessica Heaslip and Natasha Greenshields all did well for their teams. The Titans had a win over the Redlegs in the Under 17 Boys but not by much. Bench Warmer’s Tip: Clubs need to make sure players’ uniforms are correct… or perhaps players need make sure their uniforms are correct! See you next week – don’t be late!
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Swaggies 55 (R.Sharer 20, J.Kelly 16, D.Smith 7) def Redlegs 23 (C.Veitch 12, M.Hill 4, L.Lu 4). Eagles 44 (C.Price 15, S.Goldsworthy 12, N.Greenshields 11) def Old Dogs 25 (K.Ruiz 9, L.Wright 9, D.Friedrichs 2). Peckers 54 (M.Clifford 14, B.Michael 14, L.Guy 12) def Long Plains 31 (B.Sharman 8, J.Matthews 6, A.Bennett 4). Owen 54 (A.Pratt 29, B.Lloyd 14, J.Gregory 4) def Young Guns 36 (L.Michael 13, J.Taylor 9, C.McPharlin 7).
Cats 32 (T.Loveday 14, S.Mugge 8, E.Honnor 4) def Balaklava 20 (K.Alwin 13, T.Renshaw 4, T.Lawson 3). Wanderers 32 (K.Weckert 12, N.Andriske 11, L.Stirling 8) def Long Plains 14 H.McArdle 4, S.McArdle 4, C.Brown 2). Bulldogs 29 (A.Williams 9, T.White 8, D.Hosking 4) def Owen 13 (S.Florance 4, M.Williams 3, A.Barr 2).
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Bulldogs 38 (A.Williams 14, B.Nyoni 12, N.Greenshields 8) def Cannons 15 (A.Michael 13, L.Tiller 2). Owen 36 (K.Wedding 14, B.Wilson 10, J.Heaslip 6) def Rangers 17 (A.Davey 6, S.Faehrmann 5, C.McPharlin 4).
Bulldogs 41 (T.Williams 21, K.White 11, S.Cullen 4) def Wild Cats 6 (A.Langdon 4, S.Heaslip 2). Owen 48 (R.Dunstan 16, K.Gregory 14, T.Harkness 10) def Panthers 16 (K.Scott 6, B.Smith 6, L.McPharlin 2).
Bulldogs 37 (Z.Zilm 10, C.Baker 8, J.Zilm 8) def Raptors 29 (D.Page 11, G.Page 10, D.Wilson 4). Tigers 38 (M.Mojares 12, C.Catipon 9, J.Daliva) def Hopefulls 19 (W.Greenslade 6, J.Jenkins 5, J.Thiele 4). Titans 38 (L.Speissegger 15, B.Krieg 8, T.Temby 6) def Redlegs 33 (W.Angel 10, T.Nottle 8, T.Goldney 6). Owen 20 (Won by team forfeit) def Bulldogs 0 (Team forfeit).
Falcons 56 (S.Michael 18, A.Lawless 14, S.Speissegger 14) def Long Plains 39 (D.Page 31, N.McArdle 4, C.McCane 2). Ravons 70 (W.Dixon 20, E.De Roma 20, J.O’Mahoney 14) def Bulldogs 12 (R.Chapman 8, N.Shepherd 2, S.Would 2).
Clare 47 (J.Caulfield 18, S.Anne Heinrich 15, K.Jener 7) def Bulldogs 21 (K.Woodrow 7, B.Nicholls 6, T.Williams 4). Storm 35 (J.Harding 13, L.Michael 8, A.Wilson 8) def Long Plains 28 (K.Blackwell 9, C.Fiebig 9, J.Fiebig 4). Opals 20 (Won on team forfeit) Wanders 0 (Team forfeit)
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Friday Night Lights
Cheeters 36 (C.King 16, C.Harkness 10, L.Hendry 4) def Redlegs 13 (A.Irrgang 5, B.Brown 3, J.Chapman 2). Tigers 32 (C.Curnow 14, T.Gregory 8, T.Coles 4) def Bolts 20 (J.Heaslip 10, M.May 5, M.Heaslip 2). Boomers 32 (L.De Roma 28, J.Segura 2, A.Viney 2) def Strikers 29 (R.Lawless 13, E.Lane 8, C.Palmer 6). Rockets 46 (E.Brownlie 24, K.Scott 20, K.Heaslip 2) def Bulldogs 33 (D.Gooden 14, E.Anderson 9, L.Bigg 7).
n ELEANOR Cunningham and Teisha Harkness hang out at basketball.
SPORT v Bowls NEIL Rogers, Riverton, bowls on Saturday. Neil is currently the leading skipper in Division One, with a total shot margin of +62.
Who is the leading skipper in Division One? Statistics have been compiled recording the progress of skippers over the first 17 rounds in Division One. The following list displays the leading Division One skippers who have played at least 10 Division One matches and have recorded a minimum of five wins, or its equivalent. No of Total Average Total Shot Skippers Club Matches Pts Shots/Match Margin Neil Rogers Riverton 13 20 25.5 +62 Will McPharlin Port Wakefield 14 19 23.9 +23 Peter Thompson Balaklava 15 18 25.3 +61 Tim Harkness Owen 14 17 22.6 -4 Sherri Nicolai Wasleys 13 15 23.5 +30 Trevor Clifford Balaklava 13 14 25.3 +48 Dave Olive Wasleys 11 14 24.6 +44 Neil Harkness Owen 14 14 23.3 +17 Mark Griffiths Riverton 12 14 22.6 +10 Barry Taylor Balaklava 12 14 22.2 +4 Peter Furst Mallala 15 14 21.4 -6 Ray Murphy Port Wakefield 14 13 24.1 +43 Greg McPharlin Port Wakefield 15 13 23.1 +12 Glen Bubner Owen 12 13 22.8 -3 Brian Smith Mallala 15 11 20.5 -76 John Bubner Hamley Bridge 14 10 24.5 -11 * Key Total Points – 2 points for a win; 1 point for a draw Average Shots/Match – total shots scored divided by number of matches played Total Shot Margin – accumulative shots-up for matches played
Owen takes match points • From back page The final match saw Owen gain valuable match points against Hamley Bridge following their seven shot victory with two rinks up. For Owen, Glen Bubner had a comfortable win over Cris Donohue (HB), 27-14, while Neil Harkness held onto a 2 shot win against John Bubner (HB), 23-21. Hamley Bridge’s rink points came with Paul Fritz’ defeat of Tim Harkness (O), 28-20. Wasleys had the bye for last weekend’s round. So, with four rounds left to play, the stage is set for a thrilling finish to the Division One minor round. While Hamley Bridge and Mallala both appear to be out of the running for a final four spot, there still remains a chance mathematically that one of them could still sneak in if the remaining results for the season go their way. If not, both sides can definitely influence the make-up of the final four with the odd win along the way over the coming weeks. So, what is in store in this weekend’s Division One matches? An exciting round awaits us as each clash carries with it significant implications for each of the competing sides. Meanwhile, Owen will be sitting on the sidelines taking note of all of the ensuing action. Wasleys, coming off its bye, will host Balaklava in the first of the matches for the round. In an interesting observation, the score between these two sides is 1-1 with each side winning 12-0 at the opposing side’s green. Also, the respective winning margin in both matches was coincidentally 32 shots. Will this trend continue here or can Wasleys reverse the trend and inflict another defeat upon Balaklava? Since the mid-season break, Balaklava’s form has been 3-2 compared to Wasleys’ 2-2, with a bye. A win for Balaklava will secure the double chance for the side while a win for Wasleys will bring it closer to Owen, now sitting third. Expect a tight encounter which is likely to go down to the wire. Second placed Port Wakefield travels to Riverton for another important match for both sides. Both sides have had a 3-1 record since the mid-season break with Riverton having won their last three matches. Port Wakefield has had the wood over Riverton so far this season winning previous clashes by 25 and 1 shots, respectively. A win for Port Wakefield will give the side some more breathing space in second spot while a win for Riverton will bring it nearer to the top four as well as close the gap between itself and second spot. Whichever side copes with the extra pressure that this match carries with it will eventually take the match points here.
The final match sees Mallala host Hamley Bridge with the knowledge that whichever side wins this match still has a slim chance of making the finals while for the loser their season will effectively be over. Their earlier results have been somewhat surprising in that each side has won once and, on each occasion, with only one rink up. Hamley Bridge won the first clash by 35 shots while Mallala won the second by 3 shots. Since that last clash, Hamley Bridge has had the slightly better form winning 2-4 (-30) as against Mallala’s 1-5 (-50). On that form,
Hamley Bridge should be favoured to win what could be a very interesting tussle. RESULTS: Owen 70 (10) (G. Bubner 27, T. Harkness 20, N. Harkness 23) def. Hamley Bridge 63 (2) (C. Donohue 14, P. Fritz 28, J. Bubner 21); Port Wakefield 69 (10) (W. McPharlin 23, G. McPharlin 25, R. Murphy 21) def. Mallala 63 (2) (I. Stuart 19, P. Furst 22, B. Smith 22); Riverton 69 (11) (M. Griffiths 24, J. Tucker 25, N. Rogers 20) def. Balaklava 67 (1) (P. Thompson 23, T. Clifford 24, B. Taylor 20); Wasleys bye.
STANDINGS: M Pts + / Balaklava 15 122 +152 Port Wakefield 15 106 +89 Owen 15 98 +3 Wasleys 14 86 +49 Riverton 14 77 -41 Hamley Bridge 14 62 -125 Mallala 15 61 -127 NEXT FIXTURES – February 16: Wasleys vs Balaklava, Riverton vs Port Wakefield, Mallala vs Hamley Bridge, Owen bye.
Large wins and a draw! SATURDAY’S Division Two round was significant with three large wins punctuated by a draw. The draw occurred between Hamley Red and Balaklava Blue with each side winning a rink and having the third rink tied. Les Stott (HR) and Lindsay Day (BB) finished tied 23 a-piece while Colin Phillips (HR) defeated Colin Milton (BB) 25-22 and Graham Olsen (BB) matched that result accounting for Bob Morris (HR) 23-20. Port Wakefield Blue accounted for third placed Mallala Black by a comfortable 25 shots with two rinks up. Michael Olsen (PWB) defeated Malcolm Dunstan (MB) 24-17 and Terry Cluse (PWB) had an easy 4214 win against Mick King (MB). For Mallala Black, Keith McDonald took the rink points against Steve Reimers (PWB) 29-20. Tarlee White lost their fourth position following their 31 shot all rinks loss to Mallala White. For Mallala White, their skippers – Geof Donlon, Terry Halford and John Curnow – had 30-17, 27-23 and 35-19 wins against their respective Tarlee White skippers – Des Meyers, Frank Gorey and John Perry. The final match featured the local derby clash between Balaklava White and Balaklava Red which saw Balaklava Red snap their four game losing streak with a comfortable 28 shot all rinks up win over their sister side. Chris Cowan (BR) defeated
Tony Jones (BW) 30-17; Peter McPharlin (BR) had a tight 23-21 win over Jim Bastian (BW) and Kim Ackland (BR) accounted for Colin Stewart (BW) 30-18. While Port Wakefield Blue and Balaklava Blue sit comfortably in the top two positions, the next four sides are only separated by a spread of 10 points ensuring that many close matches are still in store for this Division. This weekend’s matches may help clarify the battle for a top four position with each of the leading sides facing a lower ranked side. Perhaps, the feature match of the round will be the clash between second placed Balaklava Blue and fifth placed Mallala White. Their previous outing saw Balaklava White win by 25 shots with 2 rinks up. Form since that time is marginally in Balaklava Blue’s favour suggesting that the home side should record a win here. Port Wakefield Blue ventures to Tarlee White with the knowledge that a win for the competition leaders can severely dent Tarlee White’s aspirations of playing finals. Having suffered only one loss for the season, so far, it is hard to tip against Port Wakefield Blue in this match. Third placed Mallala Black hosts Balaklava White with both sides coming off a loss last weekend. These sides met in the opening round of the season with Mallala Black recording a 13 shot win and receiving 11 match points.
ALICK Barr, Balaklava, watches his bowl in Division Two. Season form since then favours Mallala Black recording their second win against the Balaklava White combination. The last match of the round sees fourth placed Balaklava Red hosting Hamley Red. Balaklava Red’s recent losing streak commenced with their 23 shot loss at the hands of Hamley Red when they last met in early January; this match coincidentally
was also Hamley Red’s last win. So which way will this match go? Can Balaklava Red build upon their win last weekend? Can Hamley Red go one step further after recording a draw last Saturday? RESULTS: Mallala White 92 (12) (G. Donlon 30, T. Halford 27, J. Curnow 35) def. Tarlee White 61 (0) (D. Meyers 17, F. Gorey 23, J. Perry 19); Port Wakefield Blue 86 (10) (M. Olsen 24, T. Cluse 42, S. Reimers 20) def. Mallala Black 60 (2) (M. Dunstan 17, M. King 14, K. McDonald 29); Hamley Red 68 (6) (L. Stott 23, C. Phillips 25, B. Morris 20) drew with Balaklava Blue 68 (6) (L. Day 23, C. Milton 22, G. Olsen 23); Balaklava Red 84 (12) (C. Cowan 30, P. McPharlin 23, K. Ackland 31) def. Balaklava White 56 (0) (T. Jones 17, J. Bastian 21, C. Stewart 18). STANDINGS: Pts + / - Pt Wakefld Blue 147 +330.75 Balaklava Blue 125 +179 Mallala Black 117 +24 Balaklava Red 112 +23 Mallala White 111 +167 Tarlee White 107 +67 Balak White 96 +31 Hamley Red 82 -84 DIVISION TWO FIXTURES – February 16: Mallala Black vs Balaklava White, Balaklava Red vs Hamley Red, Tarlee White vs Port Wakefield Blue, Balaklava Blue vs Mallala White.
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SPORT v Bowls
Owen’s narrow win over Hamley White In the closest Division Three match of last weekend’s round, Owen had a narrow three shot win over Hamley White. For Owen, Maurice Miles defeated Ken Patmore (HW) 23-20 while Robbie Hill accounted for Mick Nichols (HW) 20-15. Hamley White’s rink points came courtesy of Marilyn Nichols’ 24-19 win over Peter Sullivan (O). Competition leaders Port Wakefield Gold suffered a heavy 44 shot loss against Tarlee Red. Deane Branson (TR) accounted for Ken Anderson (PWG) 46-22 and Ian Rohde (TR) defeated John Cicolella (PWG) 35-15 while Ron Clarke (TR) and Lex Robertson (PWG) finished tied 23-all. The final match saw Riverton White defeat Wasleys by 36 shots with all rinks up. Ross Hannaford (RW) defeated John McDonnell (W) 31-16; John Glistak (RW) defeated Sue Edlington (W)
RIVERTON’S Division One bowler, Matthew Greenslade. 30-23 in an interesting tussle; while Peter Koster (RW) gained control over the closing ends to eventually defeat Fritz Frankel (W) 35-11.
Wooroora Championships played out this weekend Wooroora Championships in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours will take place on Sunday 17 February with Singles and Pairs being played at Balaklava, Triples at Mallala and Fours at Riverton. All Championships will commence at 9.30 am with Sectional play followed by the Championship Final being played later that day between the respective Section winners. The first round of matches for each Championship is: Singles Section 1: Port Wakefield vs Tarlee, Owen Bye. Section 2: Riverton vs Balaklava, Hamley Bridge Bye. Pairs Section 1: Hamley Bridge vs Riverton, Mallala vs Tarlee. Section 2: Owen vs Balaklava, Port Wakefield vs Wasleys. Triples Section 1: Wasleys vs Owen, Hamley Bridge vs Riverton. Section 2: Tarlee vs Port Wakefield, Mallala vs Balaklava. Fours Section 1: Tarlee vs Balaklava, Port Wakefield vs Mallala. Section 2: Hamley Bridge vs Owen, Wasleys vs Riverton. An interesting day of bowls is guaranteed!
Bowls mid north men’s bowling association
Results from round 15 - February 9 . Division One MINTARO 87 (11) (D Short 29, P Seneca 23, R Hudson 35) def BURRA 62 (1) (A Bence 25, D Maidment 23, C Boston 14). SPALDING 74 (10) (J Sommerville 18, G Trengrove 32, G Blaser 24) def ROBERTSTOWN 65 (2) (G Kotz 27, B Friebel 22, N Nicholson 16). AUBURN 79 (9) (J Pengilly 21, M Wildash 36, R Schmerl 22) def CLARE GOLD 71 (3) (R Brandt 21, K Clarke 26, R Wurst 24). CLARE RED 91 (12) (I Trengove 35, R Jarman 33, M Bourke 23) def BOOOBOROWIE 53 (0) (S Catt 13, G Williams 21, D Jones 19). BLYTH 112 (12) (P Farley 35, I Wandel 27, D Philp 50) def SADDLEWORTH 43 (0) (N Croughan 13, A Peters 13, D Hodge 17). Premiership table For Against Pts % BLYTH 1262 873 134 59.11 CLARE RED 1162 898 129 56.41 AUBURN 1108 963 126 53.50 BURRA 1110 975 119 53.24 CLARE GOLD 1065 980 99 52.08 ROBERTSTOWN 1053 1108 80 48.73 SPALDING 979 1109 75 46.89 SADDLEWORTH 937 1149 53 44.92 MINTARO 905 1173 49 43.55 BOOBOROWIE 908 1261 36 41.86 Division One fixtures - February 16: Saddleworth v Clare Gold, Burra v Blyth, Auburn v Booborowie, Clare Red v Spalding, Robertstown v Mintaro. Division Two Red HALLETT 50 (9) def BURRA GREEN 44 (3), CLARE GREEN 65 (8) def WATERVALE 61 (4), AUBURN 87 (12) def BOOBOROWIE 29 (0), BLYTH 60 (10) def CLARE BLUE 44 (2). Premiership table For Agst Pts % CLARE GREEN 989 788 131 55.66
Riverton Black had the bye on the weekend. With a bye operating in this Division and with the top sides from last weekend suffering losses, Riverton Black is now sitting top courtesy of having played one match less. Owen moved into second place, Port Wakefield Gold slipped back to third and Riverton White rounds out the top four, again, due to having played one fewer match. With each week’s results, significant changes to the standings may occur as some of the Division Three sides still have their bye to come. Hamley Bridge is the only side that will not receive their bye by the end of the minor round. This week’s round features a set of intriguing matches. STANDINGS: Riverton Black Owen Port Wakefield Gold Riverton White Wasleys Tarlee Red Hamley White
M Pts M/R + / - S/R 15 81 5.400 -28 -1.867 16 84 5.250 -87 -5.438 16 83 5.188 -6 -0.375 15 73 4.867 -45 -3.000 16 76 4.750 -231.75 -14.48 16 72 4.500 -87 -5.438 16 62 3.875 -251 -11.88
Key: M/R = Match Ratio; S/R = Shots-up Ratio
AUBURN 955 788 118 54.79 WATERVALE 995 855 114 53.78 CLARE BLUE 848 800 103 51.46 BLYTH 836 789 101 51.45 HALLETT 841 899 72 48.33 BURRA GREEN 732 961 49 43.24 BOOBOROWIE 629 945 32 39.96 Division Two Red fixtures - February 16: BLYTH vs BURRA GREEN, AUBURN vs CLARE BLUE, CLARE GREEN vs BOOBOROWIE, HALLETT vs WATERVALE. Division Two White ROBERTSTOWN 76 (12) d SADD GOLD 56 (0), CLARE WHITE 67 (12) d MINTARO 42 (0), SPALDING 62 (12) d BURRA GOLD 49 (0), SADDLEWORTH BLUE bye. Premiership table For Agst Pts % ROBERTSTOWN 785 599.75 124 56.69 BURRA GOLD 795 709 93 52.86 SADDLE BLUE 791 662 87 54.44 CLARE WHITE 798 726 87 52.36 SADDLE GOLD 767 775 69 49.74 SPALDING 614.75 811.5 63 43.10 MINTARO 586.5 854 15 40.72 Division Two White fixtures - February 16. SADDLEWORTH BLUE v B URRA GOLD, SPALDING v ROBERTSTOWN, SADDLEWORTH GOLD v MINTARO, CLARE WHITE bye.
Sides for Saturday
Sides for Saturday February 16, 2013. BALAKLAVA Div 1: Balaklava v Wasleys to be played at Wasleys, cars leads. Z Guy, G Palmer, K McPharlin, B Taylor (sk). O Chapman, S Hawke, R McPharlin, T Clifford (sk). B Olsen, A Northcot, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk). Div 2: Balaklava Blue v Mallala White to be played at Balaklava. C Haasbroek, P Ramm, N Veitch, J Olsen (sk). C Welke, E Edwards, J Milton, C Milton (sk). P McIntyre, D Beare, L Day, B Moffat (sk). Div 2: Balaklava Red v Hamley Red to be played at Balaklava. Phil Meyers, A Fowler, J McPharlin, P McPharlin (sk). S Renshaw, H Hebisch, K Ackland,
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Riverton Black hosts Owen, a side that it easily accounted for when the sides last met about a month ago. A much closer contest is expected here as both sides vie for the top position in this Division. Port Wakefield Gold, after coming off a heavy loss, faces a Riverton White side that has won its last three matches. While Port Wakefield Gold inflicted a heavy defeat upon Riverton White when the sides met earlier in the season, this match is likely to be a much closer affair with either side capable of taking the honours. Hamley White hosts Tarlee Red in the final match with both sides keen to win their 6th match for the season. While Hamley White took the honours in their earlier match, recent form suggests that Tarlee Red could prove too strong for their hosts. Wasleys has the bye. RESULTS: Riverton White 96 (12) (R. Hannaford 31, J. Glistak 30, P. Koster 35) def. Wasleys 50 (0) (J. McDonnell 16, S. Edlington 23, F. Frankel 11); Owen 62 (10) (M. Miles 23, P. Sullivan 19, R. Hill 20) def. Hamley White 59 (2) (K. Patmore 20, Mar. Nichols 24, Mick Nichols 15); Tarlee Red 104 (11) (R. Clarke 23, D. Branson 46, I. Rohde 35) def. Port Wakefield Gold 60 (1) (L. Robertson 23, K. Anderson 22, J. Cicolella 15); Riverton Black bye. DIVISION THREE FIXTURES – February 16: Riverton Black vs Owen, Hamley White vs Tarlee Red, Port Wakefield Gold vs Riverton White, Wasleys bye.
S Guy (sk). K Cottle, Peter Meyers, N Olsen, C Cowan (sk). Div 2: Balaklava White v Mallala Black to be played at Mallala. Cars, seconds. M Hillman, A Barr, R Hillman, T Jones (sk). N Sampson, R Greenshields, B Barr, J Bastian (sk). L Zerk, K Catford, K Harkness, C Stewart (sk). Bar Duty: J Olsen, N Veitch. Duty Rink: Div 2 Red. OWEN Div 1: Bye Div 2: Owen v Riverton Black to be played at Riverton. Cars, R Hill, M Miles, O Parker to depart at 12.30pm. I Gregory, A Ince, G Simpson, P Sullivan (sk). G Pidgeon, O Parker, K Warnes, R Hill (sk). D Brown, A Tiller, L Beaty, M Miles (sk). Reserves: J Harkness, A Wandel.
Men’s Championship Singles runner-up, Paul Farley, congratulates winner, Wayne Jericho.
Wayne is Blyth Men’s Champion
Blyth Bowling Club held its Men’s Championship Singles on Sunday February 10. Wayne Jericho was pitted against Paul Farley, winning 25 shots to 17. The match was of a high standard, with both bowlers playing long ends, mainly from tee to tee. Farley got away to a good start and was seveb to nil up before Jericho scored. However at 12 all, Jericho gradually crept away and eventually won the game 25 to 17.
Tara Women’s Champ
Blyth Bowling Club hosted its Women’s Championships on January 18. Winner was Tara Baggendorf, (pictured), who defeated Elva Zweck. Tara, who is from Port Wakefield, also represented Blyth in Association Championships at Mundoora on January 29.
wooroora women’s bowling section
Pennant results, February 7. Balaklava Gold 66 def Port Wakefield 66, Owen 63 def Hamley Bridge 49, Balaklava Green 95 def, Mallala White 49, Mallala Black 68 def Wasleys 55. Premiership table Owen 98 +119 Balaklava Green 89 + 134 Mallala White 73 +40 Mallala Black 72 +53 Wasleys 71 -31 Balaklava Gold 53 -64 Port Wakefield 45 -101 Hamley Bridge 25 - 139
Balaklava Green v Mallala White: U. Clark 38 def. B. Roney 10, C. Goldney 36 def Y Howard 12, K. Catford 21 lost to C. King 27. Balaklava 95 (10) Mallala White 47 (2). Congratulations to R. Hillman, K. Cottle, A. Lawless and U. Clark sk, who scored an “8”. Balaklava Gold v Pt Wakefield: H. Menadue 19 lost to S. Kempster 27, C. Stewart 22 def. A. Brown 16, J. Milton 25 def. H. Brown 17. Balaklava Gold 66 (10) Pt Wakefield 60 (2).
MINOR Champion, Barbara Miller of Mallala, with runner-up, Lydia Berry of Port Wakefield.
Barbara sweeps Minor Champs
barbara Miller took out the Wooroora Women’s Bowling Section Minor Championships, played February 4 at Hamley Bridge, with Port Wakefield’s Lydia Berry coming in runner-up. www.plainsproducer.com.au
SPORT v Cricket
Balaklava’s Summer Horse Show
Over the last 20 or so years our golf course has become known simply as “Balak”, obviously because that was the name of a biblical Moabite king which means, roughly, “Destroyer”. This course has certainly destroyed many an ego and millions of expectations but then, following all the best of efforts, it has been as old Omar Khayyam nailed it in one of his stanzas: “The Moving Finger writes: and having writ - Moves on: nor all thy piety or Wit - Shall lure it back to cancel half a line - Nor all thy Tears wash out a word of it…”. Thus we find, recorded immutably in The Book, 32 tales of delight and utter despair from last Saturday’s Stableford round, played from the white tees. From these records we can now reveal that, in the A Grade, our president, Ian Michael, prevailed with 40 points, heedless of the high hopes of Doug Taylor (38) and Callum Michael (37). Thereafter it was a day to forget for M. Hameister (36), R. Hart (36), W. Nagle (35), D. Hannaford (32) and W. Lokan (28). The B Grade was belted into the next post-code by a dominant Dave Barnett (48), trying to keep clear of a fire-breathing John Michael (41) and having nothing to do with Ron Carney (39) who sank Murray “Smudger” Smith courtesy of the Count. After this the whole deal lurches into the bizarre, not a good look for The Book! Anyhoo, we can only dish out the following and hope for the best: R. Hahn (30-somethingtotally-indeciferable), Louise Michael (28), A. Leaver (20-squiggle), G. Leo (24) then both Ben and Scott Michael, nothing, nada, zilch. Over in the C Grade, Scott “Semtex” Davey (47) blew the field away, storming home clear of a determined Peter Friedrichs (42) and a dogged Dean Trickett (40). After them, in an orderly fashion, trailed M. Bell (39), Noah Barnett (33), M. Keast (30), Joan Anderson (28) and stone motherless last, A. Henstridge (27). The Summer Cup crawled ever-closer to its finals as Mike Hahesy defeated Mark Loy 2/1 and Rob Veitch accounted for Rob Lawson 1-up. While this was going on, who of you noticed that big Barrie Michael quietly played the back nine, eh? Playing from the white tees produced a plethora of remarkable shots and I’ll ignore all of those crossed out in The Book, so bear with me: Eagles: Wayne Nagle (seventh & 17th), Andrew Leaver (eighth), Callum Michael (ninth and 12th) and some Bodgie called “Bunji” (second): Birdies: Dave Barnett (second & 11th), Ron Casey (16th). NTPs: Doug Taylor (third), Andrew Leaver (eighth), Rob Lawson (10th), Ian Michael ( 15th & 16th), Wayne Nagle (17th), Callum Michael (ninth & 12) and Scott “no score” Michael (sixth). Golfer of the Summer points were pinned to the tailored lapels of Dave Barnett (6), Scott Davey (5), Peter Friedrichs (4), John Michael (3), Dean Trickett (2) and we, the vanquished, but one each. This Saturday, the Destroyer awaits our feeble attempts to shine in a Par competition from the tiger tees, with starter John Michael charged with calming nerves and Scott Michael to settle those his old man misses, at the 19th. Our annual Renmark Open weekend will, this year, take place on the courses of Waikerie, Berri and Loxton starting on Friday March 22. Excellent packages are available so if you’re interested in winning the coveted Green Jacket, please contact the sainted Rob Lawson on 8862 1358.
Balaklava Mid Week
Results from Wednesday February 6, 2013. A group of 16 players took to the fairways, with Bill Berry winning the day with 41, Brian Stewart 40 CB, Greg Sonntag 40 CB, Dennis Goudie 40, Merv Hameister 38, Mike Hahesy 37 CB, John Curnow 37, Brett Fitton 36, Barry Olsen 35, Bill Goudie 34 CB, Murray O’Neill 34 CB, Austin Henstridge 34 CB, Dean Trickett 34 CB, Rick Campbell 34, Colleen Milne DNF, Jerry Toms DNF. Eagle: Merv Hameister hole 2. Birdies: Bill Berry hole 10, Brian Stewart hole 10, Dennis Goudie hole 6, Bill Goudie hole 16. NTP: Bill Goudie hole 3 and 8, Brian Stewart hole 10.
Half century no worries for Anton!
In a Field of 27 competing in Thursday’s Stableford competition, Anton Noack had the round of golf that we all dream about, scoring an incredible 51 points in a game where he could do no wrong! Anton, who in the past has been noted for hitting long balls onto the wrong fairway, hit the ball long and straight all day and if he can maintain this form we will see his handicap plummett. Wally Jackson must have thought he was a contender for first spot on the podium with a credible 44, coming in second from Cliff Applebee 43 (third). Others to make the better half were Roger Hahn and Kieth Klusky 41, Barry Schwartz 39, George Dahlitz
LEWISTON’S Samantha Clancy took out Supreme Show Hack Exhibit at the Balaklava Agricultural Summer Horse Show on Saturday. She is pictured at left on Boundary Farm Obsession with judges, Gay Rose, Tanya Chapman and Julie Lloyd.
and Ron Smith 38, Colin Doudle, Ed Manning and Wim Van Pelt 36, Gary Woods, Lance Hatcher and Bob Hillier 35. Birdies: Roger Hahn, Kieth Kluske first, Wim Van Pelt fourth, John Riley 15th, Nearest to The Pins: Wim Van Pelt fourth, Roen Cameron ninth, Cliff Applebee 14th. Saturday’s Stableford attracted 25 players with club vice captain John Mitchell winning the day with 43 points from Barry Schwartz 42 and Cliff Applebee with 41. Others to make to make the cut were Bob Ahola and Brian Cooper 40, Lance Hatcher, Bob Charman and Ron Smith 39, Roen Cameron 37, Colin Doudle 36, Doug Cooper and George Dahlitz 35. Birdies: Colin Doudle first, Ian Ferguson fourth, Wim Van pelt ninth and 11th, John Mitchell first, sixth and 15th, Ross Hienze 12th. NTPs: Ian Ferguson fourth, Dave Russell ninth and 12th.
Tennis balaklava night
The nighters started the second half of their season last week with an assortment of scores, from a couple of tiebreakers to a couple of dakdroppers! Warren McRostie featured on the losing end of both droppers, against opponent Bec Houston, who slid down the Grubs pecking order to number three, and fill in Kym Woodroofe slotted in at top. Wade Hudson and Peter Rohrlach assisted the team as they made short work of the Worms. Possibly the oldest Worm, Carolyn Mutton, was a “glow worm” as she was the shining light for her team, winning three games in every set, which was a saving for Warren’s final set! Alice Parsons and fill-in Michelle Williams tried hard against the Grubs boys but were outgunned by sheer masculinity. Final score Grubs 6-38 to Worms 0-10. The other division two match was a bit closer, with Diane Gregor’s Gnats defeating Cherie Cleary’s Slugs 4-28 to 2-20. Four of six sets were 5-3s, ending two apiece, but the other two went to the Gnats to give them the win. Cherie featured in both of the Slugs’ winning sets, one each with David Northcott and the other with the flaming hot, Danielle Murphy. Viet Nguyen battled hard against the more experienced Diane, but he showed great improvement, attributed to his hair growing back! Diane’s Gnats’ team mates didn’t let her down, with Sam Vankleef, Sue Nicholson and Mary Heslop combining well as a team. Division one matches had almost identical scorelines, with Pauline Hill’s Newts defeating Tania Allen’s unlucky Gators, 4-25 to 2-23. Games were close, with three 5-3s played. Newts won the first two sets, and Wally Treverton’s new racquet was paying dividends as had a great time against opponent, Tania. Tania and Tanya Greenshields finally got Wally and Pauline in the last set. Newts Paul McBride and Gators fill-in Scott McDonald had great tussles all night with some great rallies. Gators’ Jarrad Thiele was up against Colin Mutton, who’s shoulder has recovered, at least for one week anyway! Chris Curnow’s Crocs had a win over Andrew Lane’s Beavers, 4-31 to 2-19, in what was probably the closest match of the night. Two tiebreakers were played, both favouring the Beavers, with Crocs new retiree, Marty Brice, and opponent Cherie Cmrlec, featuring in both. However, while good wins, they were the only two for the Beavers. They weren’t disgraced though, as two other sets were 5-3s and there was some good tennis played. Laney was up against the tricky leftie, Chris Curnow, while Darren “Spiderman” Scholz played the cunning Gary Gus Wilson, with Gus giving Dazza a bit of a towelling. Baby Croc, Kirsty Williams, had a slogfest against the consistent Joy Ryan, with a tie in the final set an appropriate way to finish off their close matches for the night. Joy is playing for the rest of the season for the injured Leonie, so please cross Joy’s name off your fill-in list. Hopefully there were not too many pulled muscles or prides dented after the first match back after quite some time off. Don’t forget the bingo night on February 16 at the Sports Club. Come along for a great family night. See you all next week. PREMIERSHIP TABLES DIVISION 1 – 1 Turtles, 2 Crocs, 3 Beavers, 4 Gators, 5 Newts. DIVISION 2 – 1 Worms, 2 Gnats, 3 Grubs, 4 Slugs.
Lower North Juniors
DIVISION 1: Mallala White 3-28 d. Balaklava Gold 3-27. Doubles Graham/Jarmyn lost to Taylor/B. Freebairn 3-6, Wilson/Parsons d. Scholz/G.Freebairn 6-4, Singles Trent Graham d. Jordan Taylor 6-5, Laura Jarmyn lost to Brett Freebairn 4-6, Brooke Wilson lost to Zac Scholz 3-6, Edward Parsons d. Gemma Freebairn 6-0. Two Wells 5-34 d. Mallala Black 1-18. Doubles Takaji/Gameau d. Watson/Howard 6-0, Humphrys/ Tapscott d. Dunstan/J.Dunstan 6-2, Singles Ako Takaji d. Josh Watson 6-1, James Gameau d. Clare Howard
BRITTANY Koch and Warranwood Perfect Harmony, of Balaklava, show their style in the Galloways class.
DISABLED rider, Kathy Young of Balaklava, placed second in the Open Hack (over 15 not exceeding 16 hands), on her horse Park Avenue.
6-4, Jamie Humphrys d. Rachel Dunstan 6-5, Angus Tapscott lost to Jarrad Dunstan 4-6. Long Plains d. Hamley Bridge on a forfeit. DIVISION 2: Two Wells White 5-35 d. Owen Red 1-14. Doubles Seccafien/T.Briscoe d. S.Parker/Heaslip 6-3, M.Briscoe/Dart d. Gameau/L.Parker 6-2, Singles Adam Seccafien lost to Sophie Parker 5-6, Tarsha Briscoe d. Jessica Heaslip 6-2, Macey Briscoe d. Tom Gameau 6-1, Zoe Dart d. Lucy Parker 6-0. Owen White 4-30 d. Balaklava Gold 2-19, Doubles Lane/Harkness lost to Lane/Michael 5-6, Lloyd/Burman d. Renshaw/White 6-4, Singles Connor Lane lost to Henry Lane 1-,6 Jake Harkness d. Toby Michael 6-1, Kaitlyn Lloyd d. Syjourn Renshaw 6-0, Lisa Burman d. Kirrily White 6-2. Balaklava Green 4-27 d. Two Wells Red 2-18. Doubles Scholz/Heaslip lost to Musolino/C.Foubister 2-6 West/Selleck d. Tapscott/J.Foubister 6-4 Singles Todd Scholz d. Caitlin Musolino 6-1 Sarah Heaslip lost to Chelsea Foubister 1-6 Billy West d. Jack Tapscott 6-0 Kristy Selleck d. Jake Foubister 6-1 Mallala 5-33 d. Long Plains 1-15 Doubles J.Furst/ Tiller d. H.Hosking/McArdle 6-4, G.Furst/Howard d. Barr/M.Hosking 6-2, Singles Jackson Furst lost to Harry Hosking 3-6, Georgia Furst d. Georgia McArdle 6-0, Jake Tiller d. Angie Barr 6-3, Alex Howard d. Mary Hosking 6-0. DIVISION 3: Two Wells 3-28 d. Hamley Bridge 3-22. Doubles Gourlay/Lawson lost to E.Loffler/Watson 4-6, Turner/Duthie d. Sellars/M.Loffler 6-2, Singles Tania Gourlay lost to Ethan Loffler 2-6, Cassandra Lawson d. Amber Watson 6-2, Lauren Turner lost to Kimberley Sellars 4-6, Alicia Duthie d. Mackenzie Loffler 6-0. Mallala 5-33 d. Balaklava Green 1-25. Doubles M.May/Bakker d. Woodroofe/Freebairn 6-5, Matters/J. May d. Allen/White 6-5, Singles Matt May lost to Tommy Woodroofe 3-6, Gabrielle Bakker d. Matthew Freebairn 6-3, Kimberly Matters d. Lori Allen 6-3, Jack May d. Ashley White 6-3. Balaklava Gold 5-34 d. Owen 1-10. Doubles Tiller/ Lane lost to J.&M.Heaslip 4-6, Harkness/Heaslip d. Lane/Wood 6-2, Singles Claudia Tiller d. Jack Heaslip 6-1, Emma Lane d. Max Heaslip 6-0 Teisha Harkness d. Britt Lane 6-1, Kate Heaslip d. Dylan Wood 6-0. Division 1 Pts % Mallala Black 16 61.67 Two Wells 12 53.70 Mallala White 12 53.33 Balaklava Green 11 61.11 Long Plains 9 47.27 Balaklava Gold 6 46.30 Hamley Bridge 0 22.45 Division 2 Pts % Balaklava Green 18 66.67 Balaklava Gold 16 65.15 Owen White 16 59.09 Two Wells Red 13 57.58 Mallala 10 49.18 Long Plains 7 40.91 Two Wells White 7 34.43 Owen Red 1 21.43
Results for February 9. A Grade Saddleworth 19/132 defeated Long Plains 5/66. Ladies Singles: T Williams def L Tynan 6-3, H Schmaal def K Tynan 6-3, C Dizon def C Howard
6-3, C Schmaal def R McLaren 6-2, K Thomas def A Daniel 6-3, L Thomas def M McLaren 6-2. Mens Singles: A Winders lost to M Pym 4-6, J Schmaal def R Sharer 6-1, G Schmaal def B Pym 6-0, F Thomas def C Sharer 6-1, A Maynard def N Curnow 6-0, P Williams lost to R Curnow 4-6. Blyth 13/122 defeated Clare Masters 11/114. Ladies Singles: L Stirling def B McInerney 6-2, T Audriske lost to J Smith 4-6, T Loveday def K Hartmann 6-2, L Stirling def L Nield 7-6, K Carling lost to S Pearse 3-6, R Carling def L Hooper 6-3. Mens Singles: P Gibson lost to M West 4-6, A Pratt def R Zweck 6-3, C White lost to D Sweet 6-7, R Lloyd lost to A Noack 4-6, T Webb def M Millard 7-6, R Dall lost to G Nield 5-7. Clare Young Guns 16/115 defeated Balaklava 8/87. Ladies Singles: C Stone lost to Ako Takaji 0-6, J Caulfield def K Williams 6-4, S Linn lost to P Hill 3-6, B Daly def S Pike 6-1, S Daly def T Smart 6-0, G Jacka lost to A Tiller 2-6. Mens Singles: R Higgins def D Friedrichs 6-3, A Waters def S McDonald 6-1, T Greenhill def A Michael 6-4, J Pearse lost to A Lane 3-6, T Jenkin def D Veitch 6-3, J Hooper def A Hamson 6-3. B Grade Clare Hotshots 8/76 lost to Riverton 16/126. Ladies Singles: S Haverland def S Noll 6-4, T Pollard lost to H Clark 0-6, T Chatier def E Callery 6-3, J Elderedge lost to K Parkinson 0-6, M Minney lost to L Connel 0-6, J Haverland lost to K Griffiths 3-6. Mens Singles: A Bruce def B Mitchell7-6, A Jaeschke lost to Scott Griffiths 2-6, T Lawrie lost to S Ball 4-6, T Dickinson def P Clark 6-2, D Fox lost to S Przibilla 0-6, M Haverland lost to A Parkinson 0-6. Mintaro 11/106 lost to Dalkey 13/125. Ladies Singles: J Redden lost to J Humphrys 3-6, S Foulis def C Bell 6-4, F Mallholland def S Fritz 6-3, A Paulett def C Koch 7-6, A Paulett lost to Y Bell 0-6, L Hill def K Barry 6-4. Mens Singles: T Redden lost to S Wedding 5-7, B Treloar lost to B Curnow 4-6, T Grigg lost to R Gregory 0-6, G Hill def T Holmes 7-5, M Treloar def L Marshman 6-2, B Kelly lost to J Garde 2-6. Watervale 18/131 defeated Blyth 6/83. Ladies Singles: C Sandow def C Virgin 6-2,J Parish def K Williams 6-2, C Marshall lost to J Wandel 2-6, N Faulkner def V Carling 6-4, F Sandow def A Schultz 6-1, J Faulkner def J Virgin 7-5. Mens Singles: AAckland def J King 7-6, S Budarick def D Ekman 6-1, M Parish def W Carling 6-2, D Long lost to D Quinton 4-6, B Mill lost to R Schultz 4-6, T Sandow def D Toholke 6-1.
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SPORT v District
RYAN Darling in bat for Lower North on Saturday at Long Plains, with Longies wicket keeper, Heath Pym is ready for a catch.
Stanley cricket association A1 Premiership Table P W Lower North 11 10 Clare Combined 11 7 Long Plains 11 6 Brinkworth/Koolunga 11 6 Auburn Mintaro 11 6 Watervale 11 3 Blyth/Kybunga 11 2 Sevenhill 11 1 A2 Premiership Table P Bye Clare Combined RED 11 2 Sevenhill 10 3 Auburn Mintaro 10 3 Lower North 12 1 Blyth/Kybunga 12 2 Watervale 10 2 Clare Comb. BLUE 11 2 Colts Premiership Table P Bye Spalding Booborowie 6 0 Clare Red 5 1 Lower North 4 0 Clare Blue 5 1 Sevenhill 3 1 Brinkworth/Koolunga 3 1 Auburn Mintaro 4 1 Burra/Leighton 5 0 Blyth/Kybunga 5 1
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Pts Pts Ratio 20 1.818 15 1.364 13 1.182 13 1.182 12 1.091 7 0.636 5 0.455 3 0.273
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Pts Pts Ratio 18 1.636 14 1.400 12 1.200 14 1.167 10 0.833 4 0.400 4 0.364
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Pts Pts Ratio 8 1.333 6 1.200 4 1.000 4 0.800 2 0.667 2 0.667 2 0.500 2 0.400 2 0.400
MICHAEL Warnes bowls for Long Plains in the A1 match against Lower North on Saturday.
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Results of A2 Grade cricket played on Saturday February 9
Lower North vs Clare Blue
Match won by: Lower North Clare Blue Batting S.Minney ct & b C.McPharlin.................. 7 R.Moulds ct S.Rowland b J.McBride...........9 A.Falconer ct S.Rowland b S.Allen............ 10 D.Minney Not Out...................................... 71 P.McKenzie ct J.McBride b S.Allen..............3 E.Falconer ct T.Shepherd b S.Allen..............1 D.Gill b T.Shepherd.................................... 20 B.Earle Not Out.............................................8 A.Edmondson.........................................DNB C.Edmondson.........................................DNB J.Earle.....................................................DNB Extras 14 Total 6/143 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R C.McPharlin 7 2 1 9 J.McBride 4 0 1 20 J.Taylor 8 1 0 27 S.Allen 8 0 3 35 L.Wright 5 1 0 13 T.Shepherd 5 0 1 28 M.Angel 3 1 0 7
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Lower North Batting B.Harkness ct D.Minney b P.McKenzie............22 C.McPharlin RO E.Falconer..................... 18 M.Angel ct Edmondson b D.Minney........ 27 S.Allen lbw R.Moulds................................. 8 T.Shepherd Not Out.................................. 29 M.Bond lbw E.Falconer.............................. 8 S.Rowland............................................ DNB T.Michael.............................................. DNB J.McBride............................................. DNB J.Taylor................................................. DNB L.Wright................................................ DNB Extras 30 Total 4/146 Clare Blue Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Edmondson 5 0 0 29 P.McKenzie 5 1 1 14 R.Moulds 6 0 1 36 D.Minney 6 0 1 37 S.Minney 3 0 0 20 E.Falconer 2.1 0 1 15
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dublin vs virginia
Virginia Batting D.Window ct B.Starr b S.Edwards.......... 7 S.Harris b S.Edwards.............................. 2 B.Zito b L.Walker................................... 25 R.Thomas b C.Lee-Chapman................. 8 T.Kennison ct A.Starr b L.Walker............. 1 C.Mulholland ct&b S.Dalgleish................ 6 D.Thomas b A.Starr................................. 5 T.Paganiotou LBW C.Lee-Chapman....... 7 T.Mattner c C.Lee-Chapman b D.Coombe..37 C.Mulholland b L.Walker......................... 7 J.Mulholland not out................................ 0 Extras 12 Total 10/117 Dublin Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Starr 6 0 0 22 S.Edwards 4 1 2 21 L.Walker 8 1 3 19 C.Lee-Chapman 5 2 2 6 S.Dalgleish 4 0 1 16 A.Starr 3 0 1 17 D.Coombe 1.4 0 1 11
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Results of Grade 6 cricket played on Saturday February 9 Match won by: Dublin Dublin Batting J.Crosbie ct ? b T.Kennison.................. 55 S.Edwards ct ? b D.Thomas................. 11 B.Starr b D.Thomas................................. 0 R.Hammond ct? b T.Mattner................... 7 H.Walker run out.................................... 47 J.Schwartz-Chapman LBW T.Kennison.. 6 A.Starr b R.Thomas................................. 1 C.Lee-Chapman ct ? b D.Window........ 16 S.Dalgleish LBW T.Paganiotou................ 6 D.Coombe ct ? b D.Window................. 10 L.Walker not out...................................... 1 Extras 15 Total 10/175 Virginia Bowling Bowler O M W R T.Kennison 8 0 2 34 T.Paganiotou 2 0 1 6 B.Zito 8 0 0 37 D.Window 1.5 0 2 10 T.Mattner 8 0 1 40 D.Thomas 8 0 2 26 R.Thomas 4 0 1 18
UMPIRE Lachlan Michael watches as Brad Jones bowls for Long Plains.
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The way We were
YEARS AGO January 2003
• PART-TIME greyhound trainer, Troy Murray, was on a high after his speedy black greyhound, Persistence, scored her fourth consecutive win at Angle Park.
YEARS AGO January 1993
• Francis Pellizzari, of Two Wells, celebrated his 21st birthday at the Two Wells Community Centre, with family and friends.
by Norma Schopp
It is well known that the Producer newspaper ceased production (1941-1946) during World War II, but it seems the local news was still recorded and printed – by the Oakey family who ran Hamley Bridge’s “Junction News.” Volume 1 No. 3, published on March 1, 1940, makes interesting reading, with numerous advertisements promoting the local businesses of the time. The following “standout” general advert appears on page 1:
• Feb 9: Balaklava Swimming Pool bottle and can drive. • Feb 16: Tennis Bingo, Balaklava. • Feb 24: Tennis tournament; Adelaide Plains Cup. • Mar 1: World Day of Prayer, Balaklava Luther Church, • Mar 3: Balaklava Swimming Pool Triathlon; Mallala Junior Tennis Tournament. • Mar 16: Mallala’s Relay for Life Comedy Night. • Apr 14: Emmaus 50th Anniversary Celebration, Halbury. • Apr 20: Balaklava Golf Club Bollywood night.
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february 10 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava............Mass 9.00am Pt Wakefield..... Mass 10.30am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.............9am & 11am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am UC at hospital with Anglicans Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra........ Comb. Lochiel Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am february 13 - ash wednesday anglican Balaklava.................... 7.00pm LUTHERAN Balaklava.....................7.30pm
A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am
A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.......Mass 9.00am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava.................... 9.00am 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
anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge.(hosp) 9.30am Goyder.....................11.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava...................11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm, Hamley Bridge, Windsor..................... 9.00am at Port Parham Balaklava...................... 9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra.................. 9.00am Lochiel........ Comb. Nantawarra
Plains Producer, Wednesday February 13, 2013
Classifieds Plains Producer
PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: email@example.com FAX: 8862 1997 DEADLINE: 5pm Monday
Balaklava 3 bedroom home. Double carport and shed. Low maintenance garden. Phone 8864 5096.
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.
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.
Breezair evaporative cooler. Roof top unit only. On pallet to inspect. Seeley Int, model EM165DU-R, high output, complete with variable speed controls. Price $500. Phone 8862 2225 or mobile 0407 977 976. IPhone 5 and 4S. Connect now, Telstra Plans available. Balaklava Electronics 8862 1552. 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.
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. Scaffold, steel, quick stage mobile. 7.2 mtrs long; 1.2m wide; 4mtr - 6 mtr high; 11 metal planks. Photos available. $1,200 ono. Ph. 0428 890 107.
Coffee Morning. Lutheran Church Hall. Short Terrace, Balaklava. 10am on February 19, 2013. Welcome to all men & women for fellowship.
Wanted to Buy
All types of ceramic wall birds, flying ducks, swallows, honey-eaters, seagulls. Cash paid. Phone 0408 556 516. Ce r ami c 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.
HORSES unwanted, top prices, cash, any types, Ph 8524 3640 or 0414 546 217.
Novelty ceramic ashtrays and small ceramic fish or anything with “Webly” printed underneath. Cash paid. Phone: 0408 556 516.
VALIANTS wanted AP5 to CL sedans, wagon, utes, parts, anything considered. Ph Joe 0439 339 634.
Wilson - VERNER Ruth. Congratulations and love from all your family. Afternoon tea at Owen Hotel, Sunday February 17, 1-4pm. Ruth would love to see old friends. No gifts please.
CATFORD (nee Daniel). Dillon, Claire and Harley are excited to announce the safe arrival of Bill Walter on January 23, 2013, weighing 8lb 8oz. Many thanks to Dr Karen Chandler and midwives at BWMH. A beautiful brother and mate for Harley.
Professionals Two draw fireproof file safe. 2 hour rated small H/Duty Chubb digital safe weighs 75kg. 2 door H/Duty B class security cabinet with 4 keys 6’ high 120 kg. Decpac access ramp 300 kg capacity for gophers wheelchairs etc. 2 door steel cabinets, mouse proof, near new file cabinets/lockers, shelving and more. Phone 8862 1769 or 0409 693 626.
Wheelchair as new, light weight, large wheels, $400. Home brew kit, all accessories included $100. Phone 8862 1845.
CASH for cans & bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107.
Let Me Help Arrange Your Ceremony With T.L.C • Weddings • Renewal of Vows • Naming Ceremonies • Commitment Ceremonies
Tarlee Life Celebrations
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The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised properties in this publication may be inspected at the agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the place of auction 30 minutes before sale.
CASUAL PLANT ASSISTANT Gilmac are looking for a mechanically minded person, to assist with the operation of our automated Hay Pressing Plant. The position is casual; may include shift work and weekends. Applicants are required to have a high level of physical ﬁtness, be literate, and have a positive attitude to the work place and business. It would be an advantage to have previous work experiences within the agricultural industry with the ability to operate a forklift and telescopic boom loader. Interested persons are encouraged to apply before February 22, 2013 Applications to: Site Manager PO BOX 25, BALAKLAVA SA 5461 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROPOSAL TO UPGRADE MOBILE PHONE BASE STATION At Lot 2, Brady Street, Virginia SA 5120 (Optus Ref #: A0296 Virginia)
Optus plans to upgrade a telecommunications facility at Virginia 1. Works involve installing three (3) new Mast Head Amplifiers (MHA), and swapping three (3) existing Diplexers for three (3) new Diplexers behind the existing panel antennas at a height of 23.5m on the existing monopole, and performing associated ancillary works for the purposes of introducing U900 technology. 2. Optus regards the proposed installation as a Low-impact Facility under the Telecommunications (Low-impact Facilities) Determination 1997 ("The Determination") based on the description above. 3. Further information can be obtained from Kelly Nelson at Aurecon on 03 9975 3614, email: Kelly.email@example.com and at www.rfnsa.com.au RFNSA Site no: 5120001
Men’s gold ring. Found in the Triangle Balaklava. Contact 0409 091 448.
Panasonic upright $25 vacuum. Ph: 8862 1901.
PUBLIc NOtIcE Situations Vacant 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.
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The vendor's statement relating to matters affecting the advertised Established in 1972 the Mitolo Group is a successful and dynamic family owned business supplying potatoes, onions and olive oil for saleproperties in major Australian in this supermarket chains and produce markets nationally. Our business is experiencing publication may be high growth, and provides a perfect opportunity for highly motivated individuals inspected at the to grow and take on new challenges within our business. agent's office three business days prior to auction or at the Productionstatement Supervisor you will report directly to the Production Manager and TheAsvendor's relating to matauction 30 drive a team committed employees to ensure we meet place productofspeciﬁ cations terswill affecting theofadvertised properties in order requirements our customers daily. We oﬀer a minutes challenging role for the before sale. thisand publication may beforinspected at the
PUBLIC NOTICE - SECTION 7 Positions PRODUCTIONVacant SUPERVISOR
right candidate and your responsibilities will include: agent's office three business days prior • Ensure orders are packed to speciﬁcation and delivery requirements are met to •auction at thelines place 30 allocations are managed Ensureor packing are of setauction up and staﬀ minutes before sale. • Complete documentation and data entry for daily production requirements • •
Create an eﬀective team of production personnel though supervision, mentoring, and on-the-job training Ensure all employees are compliant with all organisational policies and procedures, and OH&S requirements.
As a Picker, Packer, Grader you will report directly to the Production Supervisor. You will be responsible for handling fresh produce through sophisticated state-ofthe-art machinery, by way of a three-stage inspection process to ensure produce is packed to premium quality ready for sale. You will be a team player who enjoys repetitive manual tasks. The successful applicant will possess the following skills and attributes: • Enjoy working in a results-orientated team environment • Demonstrate initiative and a willingness to learn • Is willing and available to start work at 5am at Virginia • Has good communication skills • Can demonstrate a stable work history • Has access to reliable transport at short notice • Can provide checkable references • Is willing and available to work Saturdays • Ideally you will have experience in a similar role. If you possess excellent interpersonal skills, have the ability to communicate on all levels, and are able to demonstrate sound organizational and time management skills together with the required experience; you are a likely candidate for one of these positions. All applications must be made through the following website: http://www.mitologroup.expr3ss.com
Applications close: Thursday February 28, 2013
4. Written submissions should be sent to: Kelly Nelson, Aurecon, PO Box 23061 Docklands, VIC 8012 by Wednesday February 27, 2013.
RESTORE SIGHT FOR JUST $25
Electric griddle plate, beer fridge, microwave oven $10 each o.n.o. Phone 88621845.
Garage / Moving Sale. February 16 and 17, 280 Old Mallala Road, Owen. 6x4 trailer, numerous garden tools, rustic garden ornaments, sewing machine stands with slate tops, bird baths and more. Contact Rex 0427 304 415.
Enquiries to Balaklava Tyres (08) 8862 1538 Forward resumes to Martyn Bell, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ph: 0421 649 738 or 8528 5257
S in g le m a t t r e s s , microwave Black & Decker 1100 watt, wooden table, $20 the lot. Balaklava. Phone: 0409 494 635.
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A full-time position has become available in a busy tyre outlet. The successful applicant must be: The •vendor's relating to matters affectRequired tostatement work independently • Ability to manage tyre maintenance a ﬂeet of trucks ing the advertised properties inon this publication drivers license may• Current be inspected at the agent's office three • Experience tyresto willauction be a strongor advantage, but not essential business dayswith prior at the place of • After hours work/overtime available auction 30 minutes before sale.
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We need to perform 12,000 operations each month Donate now to help us continue Fred’s work. DONATE NOW 1800 352 352 www.hollows.org.au
Plains Producer, Wednesday February 13, 2013
RESEARCH & EXTENSION MANAGER
The Hart Field-Site Group Inc is South Australia’s longest running cropping ﬁeld site, providing independent information to the agronomic industry. Agronomic experience and a sound knowledge of research and extension is essential. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Projects and funding; applications, management, progress reporting; evaluation • Site Management; planning, site selection & management, analysis, reporting and compilation of trial results • Extension; organising / contributing to ﬁeld days, group visits, workshops & publications • Attend meetings, seminars, workshops • Reporting to HFSG board All applicants must be able to demonstrate a high level of self motivation and organisation, be thorough and precise, communicate eﬀectively and show competence when using various computer based programs including email, excel, word and power point. A competitive remuneration package will be oﬀered to the successful applicant. Expressions of interest are welcomed from applicants who can provide all or part of the described roles or who would consider a job share arrangement. Applications and enquiries to: Sandy Kimber, Secretary, HFSG, Phone: 0427 423 154, Email: email@example.com. Applications close: Thursday February 28, 2013, 5pm. www.plainsproducer.com.au
PHONE: 8862 1977 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 8862 1997 ABN 89660399532
Coming Events BALAKLAVA TENNIS CLUB
TERM 1, 2013
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE
Where: Vineyard Lutheran Gym When: Monday Nights starting 4/2/13 First game from 6:30pm
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 - 7.30PM Short Video: Max Lucado Grace Shaped Life
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24
Wakeﬁeld Council, Balaklava 6pm - 9pm
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Training
• Morning tea & lunch available • Cream & Strawberries • Fresh scones with strawberry jam • Dutch Auction & Rafﬂe • Admission $2.50 at Dining Room Door
MONDAY MARCH 25 Wallaroo Town Hall 6pm - 9pm
• $10 subsidised cost for Good Sports* Clubs • $40 for all other individuals (* Registration is free - goodsports.com.au)
Performances by Balaklava Primary School: 1.30pm Peter Wibberley: 2pm
REGIONAL REVIVAL RALLY
PH TANIA ALLEN 0419 034 096 FOR MORE INFO
MONDAY FEBRUARY 25
Fortune Telling Jams & Pickles Plants Bric a Brac
For stall enquires phone 8529 2352
Enquiries: Mark Telfer 0423 895 996 Luke Burge 0407 161 686
Child Safe Ofﬁcer Training
10am - 4pm at Port Parham Social Club Rooms ★ ★ ★ ★
RSVP Essential for ALL COURSES 0427 081 144 kwhitaker@wakeﬁeldrc.sa.gov.au
Trades & Services Directory
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17
6.30pm at Horizon Centre, Gwy Tce, Balaklava
• Quality Marble & Granite Monuments • Additional Inscriptions • Renovations Equal to New • Kitchen & Vanity Benchtops • Factory Direct Prices • Country & Metropolitan
✤ Lively Worship ✤ Speaker: Carl Haasbroek ✤ Pooled Supper to Follow
FACTORY / SALES
Sale enquiries: Kellie-Lee Cook & David Cook Ph: 8862 2047 Fax: 8862 1014 Lot 94 Dunns Road, Balaklava
BCCC AGM Monday March 18, 2013
Craftsman built memorials
7:30pm at Balaklava Community Children’s Centre 15 Scotland Street, Balaklava
PEST & WEED CONTROL
Phone 8862 1251 for further information
Specialising in the eradication of ...
Service & installation: • Blocked drains • Drainage • Water ﬁlters • Hot Water Systems (inc Solar) • Septic tanks • Rainwater tanks / pumps No Call Out Fee Pensioner Discounts FREE QUOTES “Real Plumbing at Realistic Prices”
HOME: 8862 1285 MOBILE 0418 896 808 www.plainsproducer.com.au
✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying
Health Comm. Lic. No. 12
• Please join us • Nibbles & Drinks from 7pm
NEED A PLUMBER ?
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FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES
Main North Road, Clare Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195
WILD HORSE PLAINS
SUN FEB 24
• Open to boys & girls aged 10 to 17 years
Lower North & Adelaide Plains
Come along, get involved and have some fun. Men, Women and Kids welcome.
Lower North & Yorke Peninsula STARCLUB Sport & Recreation Clubs & Associations
Stalls will include… ★ Red Cross Cake Stall ★ Jewellery ★ Hand Made Sweets ★ Hand Made Cards
Servicing All… • Chainsaws • Brushcutters • Ride-ons • Lawnmowers • Motorcycles • Water Pumps • Generators and much more…
• Eyes Down 7.30pm • BYO supper • Bar facilities available
Pt Parham Sports & Social Club invite you to attend
Fully Equipped Mobile Workshop
SAT FEB 16
FEBRUARY 23 - 7.30pm
BALAKLAVA LUTHERAN CHURCH
HARVEST READY SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS
BALAKLAVA GARDEN CLUB
Annual Meeting MONDAY FEBRUARY 18 • 8pm in Anglican Church Hall • New members very welcome
ENQ JOY MAXWELL 8862 1774
Affordable farming land in good location (offered in 2 Lots) Lot 1 “Smiths” 152.4 ha - 376.5 acres Lot 2 “McArdles” 207.94ha – 513.8acres • Easy working loam soil types • Suit cropping and livestock • Generally regarded as 350mm rainfall area Both properties well located offering freight advantages to APLE Dublin and major grain terminals. EOI closing 4pm Thursday March 7, 2013 Geoﬀ Schell 0418 842 421 Daniel Schell 0415 436 379 RLA205501
www.raywhite.com Clare Valley & Ardrossan
AVON CLEARING SALE
Friday February 22, 2013 at 10.30am
Tractors & Loaders: Case 9370 370 HP 5,500 HRS, 8 Wheels, Case 4690, 8473 HRS 8 Wheels GPV-824, Case 4690 8457 HRS 8 Wheels GPV-823, Case 2290 16,336 HRS, Case 2290 13,975 HRS GPV-686. Chamberlain 4480 13,880 HRS Duals GPV-819, Chamberlain 4480 7,900 HRS Duals CVS-859, Chamberlain 4280B 11,400 HRS EPV-278, Chamberlain 4280 13,400 HRS Re-Cond GPV821, Chamberlain 4090 9,130 HRS BSP-467. John Deere 3130 Gason Cab 3.P.L F/E Loader 9,600 HRS QSP-491. JCB-3CX Loader W/- Back Hoe & Bucket. Trucks: Volvo 1023 Prime Mover, SDT-414 W/- 24 Semi Tipper TBX-503. Ford Tipper D-Series Tandem Drive. Ford 600 Tray-Top Bedford Petrol/Gas Truck, Seddon p6 Diesel. Machinery & Plant: 2 N.H TX 66 Headers, 30ft 971 Fronts. J.D 7720 Header 24ft Front. Flexi-Coil 1720 Air Seeder Box W/- Flexi-Coil 820 44ft Bar Knife points. Allfarm 40ft Wide-Line Seeder W/- Press Wheels. Shearer 24 Row Trash Seeder W/- Small Seed Box. Hardi 4224 Commander 80ft Boom Spray. Home-Made Boom Spray 50ft, Roger Boom Spray 40, Napier Grasslands 52ft 4 row WideLine. J.D 335 Tandem Disc 20ft, J D Wide-Line 35ft, J D Wide-Line 27ft. Herd 40ft Prickle Chain, Shearer 40ft HYD Harrows, Heston 25ft Blade Plough. Famson HYD Shifter 35ft, W/- 20HP Honda electric start, Famson Self Propelled HYD Shifter 40ft W/- 20HP Vanguard Motor electric start, Rite-Way Shifter 16ft W/- 9HP Honda, Venning Auger 45ft PTO Drive, Venning 35ft Auger 7” W/- 13 HP Honda electric start, Venning 28ft Auger 7” W/- 13HP Honda electric start, Venning 27ft 6” Auger W/- 8HP Mitshubishi, Pencil Auger, Venning Seed & Super Unit W/13HP Honda, Vennings Seed Cleaner W/- 6HP Vanguard. HB Clover Harvester 4ft Pick-up, Steel Rollers 22ft, Tyre Rollers 40ft, Chisel Plough, Home-Made Urea Spreader, 25 Tyne Scarifer, J D Air Seeder Box. Few Drop Deck Hay Trailer. Grain Storage: 2 Sharman 380 Bag Field Bins, 3 Sharman 300 Bag Combi Bins, 2 Sharman 380 Bag Auger Bins, 1 Sharman 300 Bag Auger Bins, 5 Ahrens 300 Bag Field Bins, 2 Cunningham 300 Bag Field Bins, 1 Ag-Flow 300 300 Bag Field Bin, 1 Sharman 270 Field Bin, 1 x 45 Bag Bin, 2 x 135 Bag Seed Silos, 1 Cunningham 110 Bag Silo, 1 Cunningham 90 Bag Silo, 1 x 90 Bag Silo. 4 Weld Mesh Compounds. Hay Equipment: 2 Hesson 4800 8x4x4 Square Balers. Case 8380 16ft Mower Conditioner, N.H 469 Mower Conditioner, Schinckel 16 Wheel V-Rake, Mac Don 20ft Windrower W/- Double, 3 Hay Forks. N.H 33 Crop Chopper, N.H Hay Rake, Eckersley Hay Roll Grab. Cattle, Sheep & Feedlot Equipment: Keenan Klassik 170 Feed out Cart Bale Handler W/- 3m Out-Loader, Kerry Sidewinder Feed out Cart. Gehl Mix-All, 2 Sharman Hay Ring, 18x 18ft Feed Troughs, Cunningham 15ft x 7’6” Stock Crate. Sharman 60 Bag Cattle Feeder. Tru-Test Cattle Scales W/- Platform, 3 Rolls Cattle YD Cable, Roll Conveyer Belting, Morton Baker HYD Wool Press, Ajax Press, (Stevlon Round Wool Table W/- Scales), Rectangular Wool Table. Jetting Race. Plant & Sundries: Vermeeran Bate Spreader, 2 EZ-Guide Lighter Guidance Systems, Teagle 3 PL Cement Mixer, 3 P.L Grade Blade 7’6’, Kongskilde 3 PL Scarifer, Inter 3 PL Disc, N.H 3 PL Spreader, N.H 96 3PL Slasher, Harves Air Blower, Trailer W/- 1000L Water Tank, 90L Water Tank, Finsbury HP Water Pump, 2x2000L Fuel Tanks, 2x500L Fuel Tanks, 1x300L Fuel Tank W/- Electirc Pump, Baby Quin trailer, Bourne Gantry, Endless Chain, Mig Welder 200AMP, Electric Air Compressor, HYD Press, HYD Pipe Bender, 2T HYD Jack, D/E Grinder, Tyre Breaker, Buzacott & Lister Stationery Engines, Old Elevator, Crop Lifters, Shears & Points, Donaghy’s 440 Bailing twine, Shelving & Numerous Sundries • Terms: Cash/Cheq on day of sale • Number System Applies • ID required • Light Luncheon Available 5km South Avon, 8km North/West Long Plains, 6kms East Highway 1 - A/C H.A.Baker & Son Landmark Harcourts Balaklava Port Wakeﬁeld Road, Balaklava -
Ofﬁce: 8862 1333 Kelly Evans 0418 859 953, Mel Haynes: 0408 086 021, Adam Pratt: 8862 1222, Vendor: Daryl Baker 0407 618 804 or Bevan Baker 0407 618 803
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Lot 260 Schlodder Road Dublin Auction Wed 16 Feb at 12 noon Lot 260 Schlodder Road Lot 260 Schlodder Road Open Sunday 2.00pm Auction Sat Feb 16 atat-12 Auction Wed 1612.00 Feb 12noon noon Under Instructions from thetoDistrict Open Saturday 11.30am prior auction Open Sunday 12.00 - 2.00pm Council of Mallala.from Under Instructions from the the District Under Instructions Transportable home (149m²) on a Council of Mallala. District Council of Mallala. 2.023 hectare allotment. Transportable home (149m²) on a 4 bedroom Transportable home 2.023 allotment. (149m²)hectare on a 2.023 hectare allotment. Gerry Savage 0408 848 708
Allotment 610 Werocata Road
Dr Daryl R Brown Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station
• An excellent level corner allotment with rural views, close to the oval and main street of Balaklava. The ideal allotment to build your dream home on. All services available priced to sell.
For appointments phone
Price: $60,000 LANDMARK HARCOURTS 10 Port Wakeﬁeld Road, Balaklava
Geoff Knappstein 0407 790 210 or Mel Haines 0408 086 021
Unit 7, 1 Charles Street
29 Walsh Street
Your Perfect Weekender Built in 2009, open plan living, great kitchen, 2 dble bdrms (main with WIR) 3-way bathroom, great laundry, s/s r/c aircon & fans. Water wise gardens, front deck, carport with roller door, a 20x30 garage with workshop, rainwater tanks.....and a beautiful outdoor living area. So, what are you waiting for.....just move in, put your feet up and relax.
3 bedroom well-presented home BIR, open plan kitchen/dine/family All weather entertainment area Established garden with good shedding Well tenanted – suit investor
Well presented 3 bedroom home Spacious 3 bedroom home in a quite location Raked ceiling in lounge room, comforted by r/c a/c Open plan kitchen, dine, pantry, lots of cupboards & work space Large entertaining deck, garage, secure yard Well maintained quality property
• Affordable home in a highly sought after location • Close to all the Balaklava schools, swimming pool, parks & main street • 2 double size bedrooms with carpet & nice window treatments • Open plan living with country style kitchen and lounge • Ceiling fan & reverse cycle a/c add to the comfort of this home • Bathroom, toilet & laundry all under the main roof • 2 bedroom home on 1,000sqm in Blyth • Easy walk to Main Street • Ideal for investment or ﬁrst home buyer
• 4 bedroom home with versatile ﬂoor plan • Separate family room, lounge room & dining room • Main bedroom with ensuite, WIR & study next door • Front windows with security blinds & solar power to house • Securely fenced rear yard, dble carport & gabled outdoor area
Address: 190 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453 | P: 8842 1154 | F: 8842 1273 | E: oﬃce@midnorthrealestate.com.au |
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 $169,900
LOCATION! LOCATION! 3 bedroom, double brick home, 9ft ceilings, in the heart of Balaklava Modern kitchen/dine, ample storage Single carport, single garage with power, concrete ﬂoor Zoned Town Centre, has business opportunity
DARREN 0419 842 228
Web SPD2664 Playford RLA 236673
F: facebook/physioprime W: physioprime.com.au
Gerry SavagePlayford 0408 848 Web SPD2664 RLA708 236673
✓Balaklava ✓Mallala ✓Two Wells
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CED U D RE
PORT WAKEFIELD 18 Edward Street
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.
WATTLE RIDGE ESTATE STAGE 2
• 9 lots remaining • Sizes: 527m2 to 1,057m2 • Wide frontages • Price range $68,950 to $92,950
Low maintenance 2 bedroom unit
• Low maintenance • Secure property • Roomy lounge • Ideally located • Landscaped gardens • Semi modern kitchen • Good size bedrooms
20 Short Terrace
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
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
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, Wednesday February 13, 2013
• 3 bedroom modern unit $205 p/week • 3 bedroom house $210 p/week • 4 bedroom house $250 p/week
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
Tania & Peter Butterﬁeld Mobile: 0417 884 877 Ofﬁce: 08 8862 2172 Fax: 08 8862 1280 www.butterﬁeldagencies.com.au
22 Edith Terrace
Great location & only seconds to the main street It’s currently rented with top returns
This quaint 3 bedroom stone cottage home is the ideal investment opportunity. It is returning $160 per week with excellent tenants. The good sized modernized kitchen has ample cupboard and bench space along with an electric stove. The lounge has French doors that open onto the front bullnose verandah for those early morning coffee’s in the sunshine. The ornate ceiling’s throughout are a feature of this very neat and tidy property and it all blends with the style of the home. The tile bathroom is complete with bath, separate shower alcove and vanity unit. The home is set in small and easy care garden but still has that lovely homey feel to it. This will certainly sell quickly so get in now and start or increase your real estate portfolio.
RLA 150 881
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Riverton wins thriller The odd upset, close results, and large winning margins were scattered across the Divisions in the 17th round of Wooroora bowls. Division One was particularly close with margins no greater than 7 shots across all matches. In one of the most enthralling matches for the season, Riverton upset competition leaders Balaklava at Balaklava last weekend’ gaining 11 match points along the way. The final margin, however, was only two shots! Mark Griffiths (R) finished one shot up over Peter Thompson (B) with the score 24-23; Joel Tucker (R) also won by one shot against Trevor Clifford (B), 25-24; while Neil Rogers (R) and Barry Taylor (B) were tied at 20 apiece. This result has significantly helped Riverton as it edges ever so closer to the top four. Second placed Port Wakefield gasped relief as it accounted for its nemesis Mallala for
John Glistak WMBA secretary
the first time this season. Only seven shots separated the two sides with Port Wakefield winning two of the three rinks on the day. Will McPharlin (PW) defeated Ian Stuart (M) 23-19 and Greg McPharlin (PW) accounted for Peter Furst (M) 25-22 while Mallala’s rink points came courtesy of Brian Smith’s one shot win over Ray Murphy (PW), 22-21. Port Wakefield’s win allows it to hold onto second place for the time being with the knowledge that several sides are hovering in the wings to displace them from their perch. n Continued page 20
Renee again representing her country
BALAKLAVA bowler, Renee McPharlin, has been selected to represent Australia in an Under 25 development squad against New Zealand. Test matches will be played in Auckland in late March, and Renee has been chosen to play second in the Triples and Fours. Renee bowled for Australia at the Under 18 level back in 2011, at Lockleys in Adelaide and Invercargill, New Zealand, in 2012. All up, Renee has represented Australia 12 times and currently remains undefeated. In January, she played for SouthAustralia in the senior State women’s side in a five test series against Victoria. Renee was selected to play third and was promoted to skipper in the east test – not a bad achievement for a student studying year 12! Congratulations to Renee for once again being selected to represent her country. Balaklava Bowling Club is extremely proud of Renee and wishes her all the best in the forth coming test series against New Zealand. The young bowler recently defeated Margaret Hillman to be crowned the ladies Club Champion, while Barry Olsen defeated Peter Thompson in the Men’s final. Peter and Barry Taylor reversed the 2011 Fours final with a very close fought victory against Steve Hawke and Trevor Clifford. – Peter Thomspon
JOEL Tucker, Riverton, congratulates a teammate on a great bowl.
PHOTO: LISA REDPATH
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