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Do you ever wonder how new wheat varieties are created? Is it thanks to the birds and the bees, or to Hamley Bridge sisters, Stacey, pictured right, and Cassandra Bell? The Bell girls work as part of the Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) wheat breeding program, based at Roseworthy Agricultural College. And part of their job – let’s call it a “labour of love” – is to help

Louise Michael reports: cross pollinate grain. Truly! We’ll get to that later Stacey started as a casual employee at Roseworthy, driving trial plot harvesters over summer. She then successfully applied for a job after leaving school, and has been there five years. Cassandra joined her sister two years ago, and both enjoy working with the team of 16 permanent staff. The girls receive

on-the-job training and are learning all the time. “Basically we sow trial plots, they undergo rigorous visual assessment for disease, we harvest the grain, yield data is collated, top lines are carried over to the following year – and then we do it all again,” said Stacey. But what happens between this? Stacey and Cassandra work in greenhouses making new varieties.

The beginning of a wheat breeding program starts here, where for four to five months of the year, Stacey and Cassandra, along with other staff, cross pollinate wheat varieties to create the varieties of the future. Two generations are grown in one year in the greenhouse, in autumn and spring, made possible through irrigation and automated climate control.

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Danger zone Report reveals farm death traps A report released by Safe Work Australia has found one in six workers killed in Australia were working on a farm. The report, released on Tuesday, monitored statistics over an eight year period until June 30, 2011. In announcing the key findings of the WorkRelated Injuries and Fatalities on Australian

Farms report, the Safe Work Australia chair, Ann Sherry, said the figure was staggering considering only three per cent of workers are employed in the agriculture sector. “On average 44 farm workers are killed each year and another 17,400 suffer a work-related injury,” Ms Sherry said. “This is a significant number of injuries and

deaths occurring within the agriculture sector. “While the statistics themselves are alarming, they don’t reflect the many more families, work colleagues and communities who are affected by a farm-related fatality or injury.” The statistics are a shocking wake-up call to Australian farming communities.

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Deficit part of ‘break even’ goal A $2 million operating deficit sounds like a poor financial forecast but Wakefield Regional Council’s number gurus are reporting it is a good result for council to date. Council’s estimated operating deficit for the 2012/13 financial year is $2,070,670, following the December budget review. WRC corporate services manager, Steve Jonas, explained how the result was being seen as positive amongst council’s accountants. “This is an increase of $87,593 in the forecast deficit from the September (first) budget review of $1,983,077, but is $106,510 more favourable that the original 2012/13

budget deficit of $2,177,180,” Mr Jonas said. “Two significant abnormal items have unfavourably affected the operating result in 2012/13. “The first is the Federal Government reducing Financial Assistance Grants (FAG) payments this year by about $1.1 million to recover the two quarterly advance FAG payments that were made in 2008/09 and 2011/12. “The second item is the roll out of Rural Property Address signage at an estimated cost of $235,000 to council (see Page 7). “An adjusted budgeted operating result without these two items would be $735,670 deficit.”

All things considered, the 2012/13 financial year was identified in council’s Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) to be the largest operating deficit in WRC’s plight to return the budget back towards the surplus marker. “This was primarily because we predicted the Federal government would reduce FAG payments to local government this year to recover advance payments previously made,” Mr Jonas said. And they were proven correct. Council’s budget continues to progress in the desired direction as stipulated by the LTFP. “Financial indicators show that our finan-

cial results are progressing as forecast by the LTFP,” Mr Jonas said. “The goal set in the plan for the operating result is to reach a break even position by 2017/18, with a small operating surplus thereafter, and the adjusted operating result is tracking as projected. “The net financial liabilities level (the significance of the net amount owed compared to total income received) for this year and the past couple of years is less than forecast in the Long Term Financial Plan because we have not needed to borrow as much as estimated. “We are therefore comfortably meeting the goal for that financial indicator.”

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A PERSONAL vendetta against drug-related crime heads a broad list of focus points for new Yorke and Mid North police Superintendent, Scott Denny. Supt Denny, pictured, recently was appointed to the role in charge of the Yorke and Mid North Local Service Area (YMNLSA), replacing acting Superintendent, Paul Roberts. In his previous posting as Operations Inspector for the Eyre and Western LSA, covering from Whyalla to Port Lincoln and across to Ceduna, Supt Denny was known for his close attention to drug crime prevention. “I do plan on carrying this role over,” he said. “Unfortunately, it is a reality that drugs are quite prevalent in our society. “I am not stating this LSA has any particular issue with drugs. However, they are out there in the community. “Any illegal dealing or use of drugs stems to other crimes in order to support a habit. Therefore, any effort to stop the illegal use and dealing has positive impacts on reducing other crimes.” Supt Denny hoped to build a close policing network, involving locals in their respective regional centres. “My intention is to explore avenues engage more with the community and in doing so improve our policing services,” he said. “This includes, but is not limited to, reducing crime and improving road safety.” It was these relationships separating regional policing from the anonymity serving in the city. “We rely so much on the eyes and ears of the community in reducing and solving crimes and it is therefore important

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we listen to what the community needs and expects from their policing service,” Supt Denny said. “In a country setting, the needs of the community may differ greatly, given the broad areas that we are spread across. “As a policing service we need to ensure the range of services we provide cater for everyone.” In fact, he considers the past three and a half years working in the country as a personal policing highlight. Supt Denny said he will be touring the LSA and meeting with councils across the region. “I am meeting with Port Pirie Council (today) and intend on meeting with others as the weeks pass,” he said. “I will be looking at any suggestions to improving our relationships with local councils as a means of providing a better policing service to the community.”

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REGION ON THE CUSP OF HUGE GROWTH PERIOD:

Unite to push our dream PRESENTING a united community vision to the state’s and nation’s leaders is pivotal to future industrial expansion in the district, according to Balco managing director, Malcolm May. Mr May hosted a tour of the Bowmans Intermodal Facility for state Liberal deputy leader, Vickie Chapman, and candidate for Frome, Kendall Jackson, on Monday. “We always welcome politicians to Balaklava, because they have a power, a strength in Adelaide, that we require,” he said. “For us to survive, we’ve got to grow, and part of our growth is talking to politicians. “They’ve got to have a knowledge of the field and it’s up to us as a community to have a vision for where we want to go and those politicians are there to support us on that.” Mr May considered industrial growth vital for the district. “I think business is critical to local communities and their services, such as housing, schools, health, because

n DEPUTY Liberal leader, Vickie Chapman (right), with Liberal candidate for Frome, Kendall Jackson, at Balco in Balaklava on Monday. At rear are (from left) Balco managing director, Malcolm May, WRC mayor, James Maitland and Balaklava Area Committee chair, Roger McQuire.

‘They need support’ says Vickie STATE deputy Liberal leader, Vickie Chapman, joined Liberal candidate for Frome, Kendall Jackson, on a visit to the Bowmans Intermodal facility on Monday. It was Ms Chapman’s first visit to the Bowmans site, accompanied by Balco managing director, Malcolm May, Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, and Balaklava Area Committee chairman, Roger McQuire. Ms Chapman was taken by the magnitude of the Bowmans site, which is set to double its potential size in coming months. “Overall, the first thing I noticed was the size of the place,” Ms Chapman said. “You have some expectation that intermodal points are significant but

with Viterra, Balco and Australian Milling Group side by side, it’s a massive connection there.” As deputy leader, Ms Chapman believed it was important to get a solid understanding of transport infrastructure in the district and its future direction. “I’m here to identify where strategic infrastructure should be for the future of the state and there are key industries here I believe we need to secure,” she said. “There are significant industries here, so we want to see how they can be expanded and what issues they are facing, including workforce, water and logistics. “If they’ve got the market and we’ve got the production here, it’s just a matter of putting it together.

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Mrs Jackson said it was a bonus to have Ms Chapman visit the Bowmans site. She was originally the only Liberal party member invited by Mr McQuire to tour the site but on hearing Ms Chapman would be in the district for a luncheon at Clare, Mrs Jackson extended the invitation on to the deputy leader. “It is fantastic for Vickie to be here,” she said. “I’m really pleased Vickie was able to come and have a look at what potentially will be the largest inland port in the world. “If we have a Liberal government and I’m the Member for Frome, the opportunities we have for both the state and this electorate is incredible.” Balaklava and other nearby areas move to the Frome electorate at the next election.

then we can get people to live here,” he said. “What we’re trying to develop is a hub, we’re trying to make this a focal point for the state. If we win that, it’s a win for the state.” He believed the region to be on the cusp of a huge growth period. “What has happened to this place over the years is incredible,” Mr May said. “You look at the last 10 or 20 years, how much has happened in the chicken industry, companies like Primo, Gilmac and AMG. “No other district in South Australia is likely to have a reputation like we have had for bringing in successful industrial expansion. “We’re still a vibrant farming community.” Balaklava Area Committee chairman, Roger McQuire, agreed. “That is supported by a substantial social infrastructure, with the likes of schools and the hospital,” he said. Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland, said new industries had added more strings to the district’s bow. “It’s the value-adding that seems the big plus for me,” he said. “The farming is still here with all those industries coming in.” He felt council’s role in promoting the region to politicians was also imperative. “To remain in touch with the politicians that have some real clout,” he said. Mr May said Mr Maitland had been an outstanding exponent of heralding the district’s possibilities at higher levels of government. “The presence James has on various committees outside of the Wakefield Regional Council is a massive in-put for this community that goes largely unappreciated,” he said. “The whole community has to think wider of Balaklava to pull in growth for ourselves.”

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“I think any responsible government would make sure they assist with the co-ordination of that and be able to do whatever is necessary to make sure that is assisted and not impeded. “More recently, I think the State government has understood the future of the state is not just in mining or defence industries, but also in fact, the significant player that has been here for more than 100 years, primary production. “Largely, it seems to me a number of these industries have survived despite the government’s priorities in other areas and that is commendable of them but they need some indication of support. “Not just in planning and regulations but also infrastructure support.”

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et’s just go straight to the weigh in this week. 99.3kg! Double digits. It’s been a while, but it feels good to be under the tonnne and hitting my 10kg weight loss target. The number one question I am being asked continually is, “are you feeling better for having lost weight?” I can honestly say I don’t feel any better, but that’s not to say there aren’t benefits for being slimmer. My main aim, and the driving motivator behind losing weight, is to do all I can to help avoid attracting some sinister illness at a young age. Life can be a bit of a lottery sometimes – and I know fit and healthy people are not immune from sickness and disease, but they certainly have a head and shoulders advantage. Here are some of the things I have learned so far: Breakfast is important. Yeah, I know – everyone says that. I never used to eat breakfast because I never felt hungry in the morning. But now I know why I didn’t feel hungry… because I was eating too much the night before. You can actually look forward to exercise. Waking up in the morning used to be impossible. It still is, but once I have a foot on the ground and have made the decision to go for a walk, run or swim etc, not once have I regretted it and wished I slept in. Before I started this health kick, my personal motivator Mark Brownley asked me what got my heart rate

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up. I honestly couldn’t answer with anything. Yes, I really was just a lazy slob, call me Norm from the Life Be In It campaign from the 80s. Now when I go for a run, my body turns into Niagra Falls with sweat gushing out. Remember that Lynx advert on tele where the guy would lift his arm and water spurted from his arm pits? Gee that was a funny advert. Anyway… Healthy food just doesn’t happen, you have to plan and choose it. This is where my cravings trick me. I am an addict for food that is bad for me – plus I like to eat like it’s Christmas every day. Although, eating decent healthy meals always make you feel great afterwards. Don’t you hate that? Remember, food is fuel for your body. Eating and drinking less saves you money. I have saved about $100 per week. Desire to succeed is the most important factor. If your ambition is only half hearted, your results will diminish. Maintaining weight will be my biggest challenge now. My plan still is to lose a bit more weight, and then I will need to move into maintenance mode. The last tip my sister Leah has taught me is, “It’s a full time job to stay healthy.” Next week, I will discover what’s needed to maintain my new-found weight loss.

Theft attempt on camera MALLALA IGA was the target of an attempted break-in early on Tuesday morning. About 5am, the front window of the store was smashed in an attempt to unlock the door. Store owner, Bert Cocks, said security cameras recorded clear vision of the offenders during the break-in attempt. It is the second time in recent memory the Mallala IGA has been targeted by thieves, with about 200 packets of cigarettes stolen in October 2011. Mr Cocks believes the would-be thieves again were probably targeting cigarettes. MALLALA Police reported a 45-year-old man for four counts of making off without payment on March 11. They also reported a 38-year-old man from Dublin for cultivating cannabis and possessing prescribed equipment on March 5. SNOWTOWN A 37-year-old man from Snowtown was reported for driving while disqualified, which occurred on March 8. Port Wakefield Police allege he was driving a motor vehicle along Augusta Highway while his driver’s licence was disqualified. His vehicle was

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CRIME STOPPERS 1800 333 000 impounded for 28 days. He will appear in the Port Pirie Magistrates Court at a later date. LEWISTON A HOUSE on Dawkins Road, Lewiston was broken into after offender/s jemmied a bedroom window open and a laptop was stolen on March 6. PORT WAKEFIELD A 69-year-old man from Bowmans was reported for driving while disqualified on March 7. It is alleged he was driving a motor vehicle along Augusta Highway. His vehicle was impounded for 28 days. Balaklava LOCAL CFS attended a small stubble fire along the “nine mile” which spread into a neighbouring property during a burn off by farmers on Wednesday. The fire was extinguished by farm units.

Research is reason to love their job •From Page 1 The timing of the cross pollination process is considered when planting so it does not coincide with peak periods of sowing and harvest out in the field. After harvest, a huge range of data is gathered and from this vast quantity of information, wheat breeders set about designing the best crosses to make. Each individual cross is designed for a specific purpose, ranging from targeting sprouting tolerance and rust resistance, to high quality or yield. The wheat parents are then planted and keeping maturity differences in mind, the plantings are staggered over about three weeks, so that parent ‘A’ will line up with parent ‘B’ and flowering occurs at the same time. Unlike a crop like canola, which

relies on bees or wind for pollination and fertilisation to occur, a wheat plant is self pollinating. This means each floret that produces a grain, contains both male and female reproductive structures consisting of the stigma, style and ovary and males consisting of anthers (pollen source) and filaments. “Basically, to make a cross, we remove the ‘boy bits” (anthers) from the head before it’s fully mature, leaving a sterile female head (an emasculation process),” said Stacey The sterile female head is then bagged, to prevent any natural

cross pollination that could occur. After about five days, the bag is removed and the stigma husk cut back, hopefully revealing a sexually mature “white and feathery” female stigma. “We then take mature anthers from parent ‘B’and dab pollen onto each individual stigma, fertilising the ovary and forming a new grain,” said Stacey. The resulting progeny will then go through years of selection processes and field testing. A new variety of wheat can take up to 10 years to be released from that initial cross pollination. Funnily enough, after doing battle in the trial plots, AGT has carried on the historical Roseworthy College tradition of naming wheat varieties after edged weapons, and more recently general weapons, and Triticale after war missions!

Report reveals farm safety hazards •From Page 1 Other key findings from the report include: 7Vehicles accounted for nearly three quarters of work-related fatalities on farms. 7In the eight years of the study 93 workers died while using a tractor. Half of these workers were aged 65 years and over one-third of the deaths involved a rollover. 7Aircraft incidents while undertaking tasks such as mustering or crop dusting claimed the lives of 48 workers. 7Quad bikes were involved in 27 fatalities of which 20 were due to a rollover. 7Almost one-third of work-related fatalities

on Australian farms involved workers aged 65 years or over. This is nearly three times the proportion the age group represents of all worker fatalities in Australian workplaces. 7Young farm workers had more hospitalisations for a motorbike or horse-related incident while older workers had more hospitalisations from contact with machinery. 7Only half of Australian agriculture workers are covered by workers’ compensation as 46 per cent are self-employed. The report showed nearly one in four workers’ compensation claims were due to working with animals, one in five were from working

with mobile plant and transport including motorbikes and nearly one in five were from working with non-powered tools and equipment. Safe Work Australia has identified the agriculture sector as one of its priorities under the Australian Work Health and Safety Strategy 2012-2022 and is working with regulators, industry, unions and the farming community to find practical and cost-effective ways to reduce the hazards farmers and their workers face on a daily basis. Examples of risks and hazards being addressed at the national level in the farming sector are use of quad bikes and labelling of pesticides.

Quad bike safety is being addressed through consultation on the fitting of crush protection devices to quad bikes and restricting the use of quad bikes by children. Recent changes to pesticide labelling requirements introduced under the new harmonised Work Health and Safety Regulations will bring greater consistency with labels of hazardous workplace chemicals in other sectors. This change aims to bring greater awareness of the hazards of farm chemicals and result in improved safety outcomes from chemical handling on farms. The full report is available at www.swa.gov.au.

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Riverton St Patrick’s Day is coming up on March 17 and thoughts of everything green come to mind. The day is recognised as a cultural and religious tribute to Ireland, and its most famous patron saint, St Patrick. He worked as a missionary in Ireland, which must have inspired Riverton local, Emma McInerney, who has travelled to Kenya to help develop a rural development program. To raise funds to assist Emma’s program, the Riverton/Manoora Catholic Parish is holding a St Patrick’s dinner on this Saturday, March 16. Emma is living on the coast of Kenya in Malindi. She works at the Catholic parish there, as part of the Livelihoods Project, which is run and funded by Caritas, a Catholic aid agency. The project is run to provide skills and knowledge on improved agricultural techniques, and cropping alternatives, in an area which is semiarid and drought prone. Emma spent a year there from July 2011, and then headed back in November 2012 for another 18 month contract. Profits from the St Pat’s dinner will also support the work of a community group formed in Clare to address the high suicide rate in the Mid North. Contact Tony on 8847 2789 for bookings. •Riverton Tennis Club will be abuzz over the four day Easter weekend, as it hosts its 83rd annual tennis tournament. What a super effort!

Region Want a magical night out? Get along to Singing under the Stars, a quality night of choral music this Saturday in the Barossa Valley. The event, starting at 7pm, stars Aria, Logie and Helpmann award winning conductor of Choir of Hard Knocks, Jonathon Welch and his amazing choir, THECHO!R. Concert only or dinner/concert tickets available online at www. anlaby.com.au or phone 8566 2465.

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As time goes by Beards must’ve been the go some years ago, as, like many others, Blyth’s Ian Roberts looks quite different now without his! He also looks different without his short shorts, if you know what I mean! Ian was a football Mail Medallist some years ago, but is still an all-round “good sport.”

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Living the Aussie dream Have you migrated to Australia in the last 10 years? Do you think you have a story to tell? Then you could very well star in the ABC’s Dream Australia television series soon to be filmed in the District Council of Mallala. The ABC international channel Australia Network (AN), which broadcasts into more than 44 countries in the Asia, India sub-continental and the South Pacific regions, has commissioned the series. Regional Development Australia, Barossa network, has part-funded the project in conjunction with the District Council of Mallala. Exploring the realities for hundreds of thousands of people who move to Australia each year, the independently produced sevenepisode series captures real humaninterest stories and delves into the differences in culture, language, lifestyle and geography for those who have decided to start a new life in Australia. Dream Australia producer, Paul

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Dream Australia cameraman, Isaac Walgos, films migrant, Pramod Bhogadi, who works for Rio Tinto as a geologist in the Pilbara and is originally from India. Butler, said the show was intent on promoting regional South Australia and was currently filming in the South East of the state, with a family from Port Pirie also recently featured. Mr Butler said Dream Australia would showcase the region to a global audience and encouraged all interested migrants to apply.

“What we’re looking for is stories from families who have migrated to Australia and into the district,” he said. “We’ll be looking at the journey’s ups and downs, and highlighting that while these are the opportunities, these are also the challenges that families go through.” Mr Butler said well-researched stories gave a true picture of migrant

apply for it, so I did. I had a choice of writing a 2000 word essay, or making a seven minute video. I chose the essay,” he said. “It had to be based on the premise that in the year 2050, there will be nine billion people in the world, and we had to use examples of how, in our area, we would feed them. “There will be 120 people from around the world, aged between 1825 attending the summit. “I’m excited to be going to Canada, and looking forward to meeting young people, all with fresh ideas,” Corbin said. “There will be tours and high profile guest speakers, so I’m sure we’ll be bringing new ideas and

region including what the housing looks like, business opportunities, and job opportunities, allowing them a greater connection to the story and providing an opportunity for people to engage with what they have seen. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said he was excited by the prospect of the council area being promoted across the globe. “This will be a good opportunity to showcase our district and the many assets that we have,” Mr Mansueto said. “A local family who has settled in the area will be able to share its story. It’s about promoting the area as well.” Producers for Dream Australia are now calling for families who have moved into the District Council of Mallala in the past 10 years, who have a great story to tell, to contact them by emailing Paul Butler at paul@dreamaustralia.com.au or telephoning 0418 807 400.The series is set to air later this year.

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Corbin’s imagination takes him to Canada YOUNG Freeling farmer Corbin Schuster will visit Canada later this year for an agricultural youth summit. • Corbin is pictured with Rachael Rodney, of Bowral, NSW after they were announced joint winners of the Global Youth Ag Summit essay competition while at a Future Farmers Network’s (FFN) Youth Agricultural Central conference in Canberra last week. From an entry pool of 34 applications, Corbin and Rachael won an expenses paid trip to the summit in Canada in August, where they will address issues affecting the agriculture industry today, with a key focus on global food security. Corbin, a sixth generation hay and grain farmer, is actively involved in the local Ag Bureau. “Our agronomist said I should

families, covering why they left their home country, family and friends, and birth culture for Australia. “We explore their new community, their work, studies, change in lifestyle and much more,” he said. “The key to each story will be the range of strong human interest components (and) it is imperative that the stories have strong human interest features which will capture the imagination of an international television audience.’ Each story will run in a format similar to the ABC’s popular Australian Story program, where a presenter will set the scene with a brief introduction of overlay footage showing the audience where in Australia the family has moved to. The family will then tell their personal story about their journey without any narration from the presenter. Mr Butler said Dream Australia was also currently designing an interactive website to give viewers more access to information about the

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information home.” Bayer CropScience and FFN partnered to provide the winners with the opportunity to participate. The summit will be hosted by a rural youth organisation 4-H Canada, from August 19-25 in Calgary, Canada.

ROSEWORTHY Campus hosted a visit by the Afghanistan Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock, Asif Rahimi, on Tuesday. Mr Rahimi was eager to learn more about Australia’s agricultural and livestock industry and the university’s training programs. Taking in various aspects of the Adelaide University’s worldrenowned agricultural learning centre, Mr Rahimi toured the Production Animal Health Centre. This provides production animal veterinary services to the surrounding community, along with referral services to the veterinary profession. The centre also operates as a world-class teaching facility for the University’s veterinary students. Mr. Rahimi’s portfolio includes agricultural production and productivity, livestock, natural

resources and irrigation. He has been tasked with redeveloping an agricultural sector that has been destroyed through many years of war and natural disasters. However, he recognised his portfolio could not achieve the required results alone, with better co-ordination amongst ruralfocused ministries required. In August, 2009, the development of the Agriculture and Rural Development Cluster was started. Focussed on self-sufficiency, equitable job creation and income generation for Afghanistan’s rural communities, Mr. Rahimi has developed a series of national priority programs that address the shortcomings of the agricultural sector. These programs include activities in natural resource management, where the greatest damage has occurred.

Crime ‘guardian’ innovation win DOTTI Enterprises’ crime deterrent system, ‘DNA Guardian’, was one of the first successful applicants for a State Government innovation voucher. The innovation vouchers support research and development in advanced manufacturing under a $1 million State government scheme. The Plains Producer published a story on the Two Wells Tavern installing the DNA Guardian system after two consecutive armed robberies.

The wall-mounted security device is the only one of its type in Australia, and sprays suspects with a unique invisible DNA fluid when an alarm is triggered. Only detectable under UV light, the fluid lasts for up to six weeks and, once analysed, can link criminals to a particular crime scene. The company will use its ‘innovation voucher’ towards further testing with the Australian Genome Research Facility.

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PLAINS Producer photographer Lisa Redpath is one of the bestknown identities on the Adelaide Plains as she records various events with her camera. This weekend she will bring her expertise to a workshop, helping people to develop their photographic skills. Wakefield Regional Council’s Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) in collaboration with Salisbury Youth Council is inviting young people aged 15-25 years to attend this free opportunity through Lisa Marie Photography. On Sunday, March 17, there will be a bus trip to Salisbury and workshop with Lisa to capture

the “perfect photo”. There will be an opportunity to take photos of the contrasting metropolitan environment and a tour of an art gallery. Participants will then choose their favourite photo/s to be printed and framed and go on display. On Friday, April 5, the John Harvey Gallery in Salisbury will host the official opening of the exhibition with a travelling roadshow to go on display around the Wakefield Regional Council area later in the month. The entire event is FREE to attend. Lunch, travel and photo printing will be provided. Just take your camera! •For more details, contact Holly Cowan hcowan@wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au or 8862 0800. Plains Producer, Thursday March 14, 2013


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Getting the crop in? Here’s how: With another grain harvest completed and the next growing season imminent, about 170 graingrowers and agricultural industry representatives gathered at the Getting The Crop In seminar in Clare last week. Hosted by the Hart Field-Site Group and sponsored by Rabobank, the annual seminar gave guests the opportunity to hear from leading industry and farmer speakers about grain variety performance, the latest Hart Field-Site trials results, global market trends and harvest operation updates. South Australia’s most westerly farmer, Bryan Smith, gave an informative and entertaining insight into his farming operations and the battles he faces in farming against the weather, environment, distance, and feral animals including wombats, dingoes and camels. Rabobank Global Financial Markets expert Campbell Keene spoke about the impact of the drought in the United States and South America’s step up in the production of soya beans and corn. “I’d be watching US weather conditions and whether the drought will break and how much corn and soybean South America produces this year, with more reliance on the South American market to fill the void as a result of the US drought.” he said. “These will both affect domestic pricing of grain in Australia. Growers should be watching the futures markets, there may be opportunities in forward selling and using commodity swaps to hedge.” Glencore SA accumulation manager Benn Oliver and Viterra storage and handling manager Michael Hill gave an insight into the general operations of grain receival sites during the 2012/2013 harvest. Hart Field-Site chairman, Matt Dare, said having Glencore and Viterra representatives to speak provided an opportunity for growers to vent some concerns and ask questions about issues including freight rates, operating hours, segregation and site access (see separate report). “We had some good questions and discussion which should have provided some good feedback to Viterra,” he said. “I think growers want to vent to Viterra a bit and this was a forum to do that. It reinforces these concerns from a different audience than those at their own meetings and hopefully they’ll take that on board and make some improvements as a result.” SARDI New Variety Evaluation senior scientist, Rob Wheeler, gave a detailed review of grain variety performance, both last season and historically over the past five years or more. He said growers had quickly adopted new, more profitable grain varieties but should weigh

Samuel Tiller, Balaklava, and Adrian and Nathan Laubsch, of Kapunda, catch up at the Hart Field-Site Group’s Getting The Crop In seminar.

Sally Arbon, Agfert Balaklava, (left) and Heather Curnow, Lower Light, catch up for a chat.

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Keynote farmer speaker Bryan Smith (left) of Nundroo and Rabobank Global Financial Markets expert, Campbell Keene, (right) catch up with Rabobank Northern SA regional manager rural, Peter Neale. LEFT: Andrew Ottens, Lochiel, and Tim Hancock, Kybunga.

up some of the risks they may carry in terms of disease resistance and potential yield losses. Peter Hooper gave a review of the 2012 Hart trials. Of particular interest were results from trials looking at stored water and weed control. “It was a good season for looking at the benefits of stored water, so trials looking at reducing evaporation and managing crop growth were quite successful, given marginal moisture at the end of the last growing season,” Peter said. “The mild springs of 2010 and 2011 meant

for a greater set of weed seeds so the trial work looking at weed control, particularly rye grass and wild oats, produced results which reinforced our previous findings giving us confidence in the strategies we’ve been following.” Peter said with very little or no stored moisture to kick off the 2013 growing season, he expected a very different situation with possible changes to management decisions. Growers would be very dependent on in-season rainfall and won’t have the buffer of stored soil moisture. Next event on the Hart calendar is the AGM on Monday, April 15, followed by the Winter Walk on Tuesday, July 23. •For more information, go to Hart Field Site Group website www.hartfieldsite.org.au

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A LARGE group of growers put some tough questions to Glencore executives, following the company’s recent takeover of Viterra, at the Getting The Crop In Seminar held in Clare last week. Australian Grain Growers (AGG) field officer, Bill Vandepeer, was one of the many interested parties at the seminar and was impressed at the range of queries directed at Viterra storage and handling manager, Michael Hill. “Questions from the growers revolved around Viterra controlling grain receival into their port terminals,” Mr Vandepeer said. “Mr Hill pointed out there was light shipping over harvest and the terminals needed space. There were also questions about freight rates to alternative sites, such as Snowtown and Bowmans. “Growers were concerned the rates were not sufficient incentive to stop them running all the way into the port. These were followed up with questions about how the freight rates were set. “Mr Hill suggested this was a difficult industry process and it would be difficult to drop rates into a specific site to attract grain.”

Opening hours at non-terminal Viterra sites was another subject raised by growers. “There were comments that non-terminal sites should stay open longer or for different hours to attract grain deliveries away from the terminals,” Mr Vandepeer said. “Mr Hill pointed out the company had difficulty in recruiting workers. “There was some comment that AWB didn’t seem to be so restricted by fatigue management and had longer opening hours but Mr Hill couldn’t comment on how they operated, which is fair enough in my opinion.” Potential upgrades to the Wallaroo port were also raised with Mr Hill. “He pointed out that they were not a current priority,” Mr Vandepeer said. “Mr Hill commented on the shallow nature of Wallaroo and that Outer Harbour was a priority. Growers felt although it wasn’t great news, at least it was a frank response.” Mr Hill also gave a detailed summary of the 2012/13 season He said while it was a smaller harvest than previous years, there were still some daily receival records broken at a few different sites, including Roseworthy, while Wallaroo was also busy. Plains Producer, Thursday March 14, 2013


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‘Work in progress’ for Hamley plan Decision awaits community, sports revamp A DRAFT plan for the redevelopment of the Hamley Bridge Community and Sports Centre (HBCSC) has been received, but is yet to be endorsed by the community group or council. Wakefield Regional Council chief executive officer, Cate Atkinson, attended two meetings between local clubs and other Hamley Bridge groups and TSM Consultants, the firm hired to devise the revamp. Walking trails, exercise equipment, caravan park spaces, and upgrades to the sports club to

allow for bigger functions were all suggestions to be included in the redevelopment. Mrs Atkinson said the Hamley Bridge Community Management Committee (CMC) had engaged TSM’s Tony Stacey to undertake a masterplan of the sport and recreation facilities. She said it would provide a comprehensive approach for the future development of the site to address a range of issues being raised by local clubs. “The two meetings were workshops with

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the clubs to get their views and then present a draft plan,” Mrs Atkinson said. “The plan has not been endorsed by the CMC and there has been no formal discussions with the Council about moving forward to deliver on any aspect. “There has been no grant applications made to date.” Housing development talks There was also progress on the proposed Gembuild (new group, previously known as Gemtree) residential development at Hamley

Bridge. This was first publicly announced in December, 2009. Mrs Atkinson, along with WRC community and development services manager, Chris Parish, recently met with Gembuild with a draft plan of the subdivision in order for council to consider any of the details in it. “We are giving some feedback to the developers before they lodge a development application,” she said. Gembuild’s Simon Cross has been involved in the both the residential development and sporting precinct meetings.

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Riverton mourns loss of community champion The Riverton community is in mourning, sharing feelings of sadness and disbelief, at the sudden death of energetic community stalwart Julie Matthews last week. Julie and her good friend and business partner Lesley Smith met when they worked together at Anglicare. Four years later they joined forces and moved to Riverton with plans to open a café. “Jules’ grandmother was in Gilbert Valley Homes and we took a drive to Riverton one day to see where she had lived.” The friends took a look around the town and decided it would do them both good to move to the country and work on a project together – both had suffered sadness with the loss of loved ones and looked forward to a ‘tree change’. “We decided to sell our houses and start a business and moved here six years ago.” They got jobs at the Riverton Hospital, sold their respective homes and made the leap of faith, purchasing the old Hammers Emporium store in the town’s main street. A year later renovations began to turn it into a vibrant community hub. “We knew this was where God wanted us to be, and we became business partners,” Lesley said. The cornerstone of the women’s friendship came from their attendance at the same church and their faith. In that first year in their new town, Lesley was asked to manage the Gilbert Valley Homes and Julie continued working as an enrolled nurse at the hospital. They also worked hard at renovating and improving their business premises until they were able to officially open Jules

Café on January 23, 2008. Julie’s background in hospitality, her boundless energy and way of making everyone feel immediately welcome saw the café evolve into a vibrant community meeting place and hub. She quickly developed a passion for the town and turned her formidable talents for organisation to improve every aspect of its development that took her attention. Julie worked closely with Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council making plans for Riverton’s involvement in the first Tour

Down Under celebrations where she got everyone helping to stage the Wheelie Fun Fair – her efforts were applied again two years’ later when the cycle race returned. A member of the Riverton Community Management Committee, Julie always had plenty of ideas for the town’s growth. Skills in writing church newsletters were transferred to a quarterly town newsletter packed with local information and touches of humour. “If there was an opportunity for Riverton she would go for it,” Lesley said. Julie’s proudest achievement, according to Lesley, was the café

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service was held at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Balaklava, on March 1, with all churches represented. Guest speaker was Kay Herring, from Eden Valley, who works as a volunteer with “Initiatives of Change,”an international nongovernment organisation which promotes peace and security worldwide. Fellowship and a “cuppa” followed the service. Plains Producer, Thursday March 14, 2013

and the part it played in the fabric of the town. “Money wasn’t her goal. It was always the community and what she could do to bring them together.” The café employs 12 people and over the years of its operation has given opportunities to many young local people to learn hospitality skills. Julie’s other passions were local history, compiling many family stories for residents who marvelled at her discoveries. Tributes have been paid to Julie’s contribution to the Gilbert Valley by Member for Wakefield Nick Champion, Member for Frome Geoff Brock and Mayor Allan Aughey . “She backed up the talk with the walk and got things done,” Mayor Aughey said, “she was an inspirational figure and a great relationship builder.” Mayor Aughey said Julie would be an immense loss to the community and the district. “She was a great innovator. People like her are a rarity and it was both a pleasure and a privilege to have had her in the community.” Riverton Community Management Committee chairman, Gary Davis, said more than 30 people turned up at a community meet and greet event at the weekend – a tribute to Julie, who’s initiative it was to hold a regular get together for new residents. Julie became unwell last week and was admitted into the Kapunda Hospital only expecting to stay in overnight – she died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, March 5, while still in hospital. Julie’s funeral will be at the Salt Church in Gawler with the date yet to be set. She is survived by her two sons, four grandchildren and father.

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The memorial as it was after the car crash last year.

Work proceeds on memorial THE Tarlee War Memorial is being busily recrafted after it was destroyed in a car accident late last year. Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council chief executive officer, Roy Blight, said negotiations had continued between council, its insurance firm and Tarlee Community Services Committee since the accident. The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has installed a protective crash barrier

to reduce the risk of a similar incident in the future. A new soldier monument will need to be crafted for the memorial, given the extent of damage from the accident. “This work, together with the restoration of the memorial, is being arranged by Pearce Memorials,” Mr Blight said. “No indication for completion of the restoration is available at this stage because of the painstaking process and attention to detail in rebuilding the memorial.”

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Anita continues in Lions quest After winning the Lions Youth of the Year region final held recently in Bute, Anita Butcher will contest the district final in Gawler on Sunday, March 24. Anita, 17, is sponsored by the Clare District Lions Club. Other contestants were Kiara Stacey and Aimee Hoyle, sponsored by Balaklava and Districts and Minlaton Lions clubs respectively. Kiara, a Balaklava High school student who lives at Two Wells, won the Balaklava club quest last month. The judging panel, comprising Copper Coast District Council mayor, Paul Thomas, National Australia Bank (NAB) customer adviser, Annette Thomas and retired school teacher, Bob Cox, interviewed each girl privately on topics which included leadership, sport, community involvement, general knowledge and personality.

Mallala and District Lions club recently welcomed new member Norm Dicks (centre), sponsored by Mick King (left) and welcomed into the club by president, John Curnow.

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Lions Youth of the Year region final entrants (from left) Kiara Stacey, overall winner Anita Butcher and public speaking winner, Aimee Hoyle. The public speaking component then took place in front of an audience in Bute on Sunday, March 3. The girls were given two minutes to answer two impromptu questions. These were: “There has been a proposal to reduce the voter age from 18 to 16. If that eventuates, what would be the issues you would want from your politician?” and “you have the opportunity of inviting

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three guests to a dinner party – who would they be and why? They can be a person dead or alive.” The participants then spoke for five minutes about subjects of their choice; Anita’s was “Farm your wind for the ways of the future”. Aimee was named winner of the public speaking of the quest. Her prepared speech was titled “Hope and faith” whilst Kiara’s was “I have a dream.”

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Cafe on George bakery hot cappuccino, latte, a large has opened in Balaklava, range of tea flavours or the with Wendy Michael and very special, Belgian hot her team providing a delichocolate. cious range of freshly baked With hot weather still home-made goodies from here, you might prefer to The Little Red Grape bakery sip an icy cold thickshake. at Sevenhill. There’s nothing like the There’s something to smell of fresh bread waftsuit everyone in the pastry ing through the doors, and range, from traditional Wendy has a large range of pies and sausage rolls, to different breads to choose gourmet pies and vegetarian from. Cakes for special ocpasties. Or try a salad roll casions like birthdays, can or sandwich, freshly made be pre-ordered. Wendy with lots of tasty treats. just for you. With Easter coming up, And what about the mouthwatering cakes, look out for the hot cross bun specials, which buns and slices! Plump kitchener buns, chunky can be ordered now. Catering is also availrocky road, thickly iced chocolate donuts, able for events such as business meetings or swirling fruit twists, or sticky bienenstich - conferences. you can’t resist. n Cafe on George is open Monday to Friday You can wash these down with a piping 8.30am –5pm, and Saturday 8.30am –11am.

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NEWS v District

n FOUR GENERATIONS, 100 YEARS:

MEMBERS of the Lally family at Balaklava cemetery. In the foreground are brothers (from left) Kevin, Tim and Vincent Lally surrounded by their descendants.

Lally family returns to Balaklava

FOUR generations of the Lally family gathered at Balaklava recently as part of a pilgrimage to celebrate 100 years of their settlement in the Hill River district, near Clare. Some 50 descendants of the family travelled from interstate and throughout South Australia to converge on Balaklava to honour their forebears. Timothy and Elizabeth Lally settled together in the Halbury district in 1879 after their marriage. They went on to have seven children, Louisa, Vincent, Michael, Timothy, Sylvester, Elizabeth and Albert (who died in childhood). In 1913, Vincent moved to the Clare district, while both Michael and Sylvester remained farming at Lower Wakefield, near Halbury. Timothy (Jnr) tried farming but later joined

Report supplied by Gerald Lally the SA Police Force. Timothy and Elizabeth Lally gradually increased their holding, purchasing adjoining sections at Lower Wakefield. In 1922, they moved from the farm with their two daughters, Louisa (Louie) and Elizabeth (Stacy), retiring to a house they had built in Fisher Street, Balaklava. The family became very involved in their local Catholic Church, St Andrew’s, at Balaklava,

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having previously attended St Joseph’s Church, located near their property at Lower Wakefield. Both Michael (Mick) and Sylvester (Sylv) continued farming in their own right. In 1962, Mick sold the family property and retired to his home in Francis Street. Sylv was the last surviving member of the Lally family in the Balaklava area, farming up until his death in 1980 and with that ended 100 years of the farming family in the area. As part of the Lally Family pilgrimage, generations assembled at the family burial plot in

Balaklava Cemetery to honour their forebears. They travelled in a cavalcade to St Andrew’s Church where two windows are dedicated to family members, then on to the old home in Fisher Street, Sylv Lally’s farm and then the original homestead at Lower Wakefield before moving on to Clare and Hill River. The Lallys conveyed their thanks to both the Crawford and Tiller families for allowing them onto their properties to enjoy following in the footsteps of the past as part of the family celebrations.

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Fridays, where kids eat free (but conditions apply). You can enjoy a tender T-bone steak on Friday nights for just $18, served up with tasty chips, and salad or vegies. Lunch diners are also catered for, with a $11.90 special “Beer and Burger” deal. Wash your burger down with an icy cold pint of the beer of the month. You can dine in at the hotel or in the enclosed beer garden, or maybe have a casual function in the area famous for backyard cricket! Hotel owners, Dylan and Bec Stodart, also provide outside catering for parties, meetings or corporate events. The hotel is open seven days for lunch and dinner. Drop in and check out the menu, or phone 8527 2249 to make a booking.

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NEWS v PEOPLE KESAB awards

Duane receives his BAC youth honour

A stunning display of colourful roses in their Short terrace garden has won Norma and Roy Schopp the Balaklava KESAB garden award for February. BELOW: Paul Carpenter and Specsavers Balaklava won the KESAB service award.

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DUANE Wilson with his grandmother, Faye O’Hara, after receiving his Youth award. BALAKLAVA’S Duane Wilson was presented with the Balaklava Area Committee Australia Day Young Achiever Award at last month’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. Duane was away for the presentation ceremony on Australia Day after being invited to assist with several cattle shows in New South Wales. His community involvement is extensive, starting with his passion for both playing and umpiring local basketball. Duane was a joint winner of the VET Student of the Year Award for his voluntary involvement in the cattle industry. He prepared nine cattle for himself and eight other young people (aged between nine and 21) for the SA Heifer Expo. Duane also assisted to help re-educate and nose ring school steers at Karoonda and Kapunda Schools and spent a day at Kapunda teaching years eight, nine, 10 and 11 about showing and breaking in beef cattle and boer goats for the Royal Adelaide Show. He was invited to teach the education program at the Royal Show for about 500 students and their teachers. As an example of his selflessness, Duane also assisted the Maitland Area School in developing their skills for the show, despite them being one of his competitors. He was presented with his award by Wakefield Regional Council mayor, James Maitland.

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n Luke and Nadine tie the knot - Luke Greenshields married Nadine Elix on Saturday December 15, 2012. Pictured are the happy bride and groom, with their wedding party (from left) Ruth Wright, Erin Donald, Keryn Takacs, Tammie Coad, Luke Fraser, Mathew Gates and Samuel Tiller. Luke is the son of Phillip and Pauline Greenshields, formerly of South Hummocks. The couple travelled to Tasmania for their honeymoon. Photo: Justin Simmonds

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SPORT v District

Sportsmanship the order of the day Students shine at carnival

n PICTURED at the trophy presentation are captains (from left) Ashlee and Michael of Owen Primary School, Rachel and Alisha of Mallala Primary School, Patrick and Madeleine of Hamley Bridge Primary School and Emily and Luke of Tarlee Primary School.

OWEN Primary School hosted the annual Combined Schools Swimming Carnival last Friday, at Owen Swimming Pool. Schools to compete included Owen, Hamley Bridge, Mallala and Tarlee. This is the first year Tarlee Primary School has joined the carnival, joining in with the Owen students to make one team. The Team Games shield was won

n OFFICIALS Megan Couley (left) of Owen Primary School and Stephanie Helps of Mallala Primary School.

by Mallala Primary School with a score of 80, Hamley Bridge coming in second with 78. Stroke events were won by Hamley Bridge Primary School with a score of 198, second being Mallala 177 and third was Owen/Tarlee with 140 (Owen and Tarlee combined for these events). The Co-operation and Sportsmanship award was won by the Owen/ Tarlee team.

n NATASHA Brooks, Brittany Lane and Zali Walsh show their support for Owen Primary School.

n MADELEINE Lamont, Hamley Bridge Primary School, nails the butterfly stroke.

n TARLEE Primary School students gather for a photo during the lunch break. RIGHT: Math Abdilla of Owen Primary, during a relay event.

n AMANDA Marsden, Lennae Donselaar and Tamika Lee-Chapman.

n WALTER house captains, Jake Birchmore and Amy Barr (back) with vice captains, Stephanie McArdle and Dylan Williams.

n JOSH Harkness leaps over the high jump bar.

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n VICTORIA Logan, Evelyn Logan, Nalin Kea and Emma Mahony looking colourful at BHS Athletics Carnival.

Walter house wins the day

THERE was a sea of colour as students competed for glory at the Balaklava High School Athletics Carnival last Thursday. Walter house won the day with 2924, followed by James 2614, Keith 2549 and Ross 2547. Event winners were as follows: U14 Boys winner: Sean Speissegger; runnerup Jacob Nipperess. Girls winner: Sophie Wehr; runner-up Tayla Williams. U15 Boys winner: Charlie Arbon; runner-up Dillon Michael. Girls winner: Alex Wehr; runner-up Sky Wolf. U16 Boys winner: Lachlan Speissegger; runnerup Zac Scholz. Girls winner: Tenneal White; runner-up Kymba Zanker. Open Boys winner: Roger Logan; runner-up Cory Sharer. Girls winner: Kate Cmrlec; runner-up Sophie Parker.

n GEMMA Freebairn and Kirra Kruger with Bozo the Clown. n BELOW: Matt Waddell during his discus event.

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SPORT v Basketball

Panthers win a close semi final Wow! What a night of basketball on Friday. As I have said on many occasions, finals change everything - and I was right. As the crowd started to build, with excited parents, friends and grandparents, you could tell the junior grades knew it was all or nothing. While it was always going to be a Balaklava win, in the Under 14 Girls team in the first semi final, it was which team? Panthers, who were fourth coming into the final with only one win, came believing they could make it – and did, by two points! This was an exciting game with much screaming from the sidelines. As for the Wildcats, they weren’t giving in without a fight either. You all played a great game! In the second semi final, Bulldogs went straight into the final in a close game against Owen. This result means Owen and Panthers play this week. I expect this game to be close, with lots of parents and grandparents supporting teams. In Under 12 Mixed competition, the Boomers

Friday Night Lights ADELAIDE PLAINS BASKETBALL REPORT

By the Bench Warmer

WAYNE Hill keeps a close eye on the action as he umpires the Men’s Division game between the Old Dogs and the Young Guns on Friday night. PHOTOS: LISA REDPATH

have gone straight into the finals with a win over Magic. Strikers will now take on Magic in the preliminary, after they had a win over the Rockets. A good game though, Rockets – there is always next year. It was great to see Matthew Gregory umpiring. Matthew is a level two umpire and is at the top of his field. Another close game was the clash between Long Plains and the Fal-

cons in the Under 14 Boys, with Long Plains going straight into the finals. The Falcons will now play off against the Ravens, another battle between two Balaklava teams. I will be expecting a great battle here. I hope the Owen side has enjoyed playing basketball – I look forward to seeing you next year. Basketball is an exciting game. I for one hate close games. I remember receiving a tech foul for the

team I was supporting, because I was yelling so much. The coach asked me to leave. Owen, in the Under 16 Girls, will go straight into the finals and Cannons are now looking forward to next year. Bulldogs and Rangers will battle it out this Friday night. Owen heads straight into the finals in the Under 17 Boys, but with two of their players under an injury cloud. The battle will be between the Raid-

ers and Titans. It will be a great game, with both teams having players competing in the SA Country Championships – some players may still be a bit sore. In B Women, Cats have gone straight into the finals, leaving the Bulldogs and Wanderers in this week’s preliminary final. The Bulldogs will be looking for the win, however it could be an all-Blyth grand final. The Owen girls now look forward to next year. In the A Women’s competition, the second semi saw Long Plains’ Cara Fiebig go down with a nasty ankle injury – she will unfortunately be out for the rest of the season. Opponents, Clare, go straight into the grand final. Long Plains will play Owen in the preliminary. Thanks to Storm for some great matches! In Men’s Division Two, the Tigers will enjoy a week off while the Raptors and the Bulldogs will go head to head this week. Hopefuls will enjoy a rest this Friday night. The biggest disappointment for the night was Long Plains’ forfeit

to Redlegs, never before have I seen a forfeit in finals. Surely Long Plains did not forfeit because they thought they didn’t have a chance?! We have already seen in the juniors where fourth had a win over third. I feel for Long Plains officials. Long Plains’ Young Guns will play the Redlegs this week in the Men’s Division One. In the Men’s Division competition, Swaggies

will go straight into the finals, with the Eagles set to go up against the Peckers. This will be a great game of basketball, with Owen now set for next year. I hope to see all club officials this week. Hopefully the referees will pick on players without correct uniforms… Bench Warmer’s Tip: Watch Inch By Inch on You Tube for inspiration.

EDWIN Peralta’s attempt at goal is stopped by Bulldogs’ Steven Bellman in Men Division Two.

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KATELIN Richter, Pumas, tries to get around Wanderers’ Cassie Agnew in B Women.

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Swaggies 41 (J.Kelly 15, R.Sharer 10, J.McArdle 9) def Eagles 30 (S.Goldsworthy 12, C.Price 10, N.Greenshields 6). Old Dogs 51 (K.Ruiz 27, G.Palmer 6, L.Wright 6) def Young Guns 38 (C.McPharlin 13, L.Michael 9, T.Michael 7). Peckers 43 (J.Walker 13, M.Clifford 10, L.Williams 8) def Owen 20 (A.Pratt 12, J.Gregory 4, J.Hicks 2). Redlegs 20 (Won on team forfeit) def Long Plains 0 (Team forfeit).

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b women

Men Division 2

Cats 33 (N.Wilkinson 15, S.Mugge 12, E.Honnor 4) def Bulldogs 13 (A.Williams 6, T.White 4, D.Hosking 2). Wanderers 26 (K.Weckert 11, C.Agnew 6, L.Stirling 4) def Owen 15 (S.Florance 12, P.Florance 3).

U/17 BOYS

Bulldogs 20 (A.Williams 14, C.Harris 4, K.Pycroft 2) def Cannons 11 (A.Michael 5, A.Allen 2, V.Logan 2). Owen 41 (K.Wedding 15, J.Heaslip 12, A.Humphrys 6) def Rangers 16 (C.Barber 4, C.McPharlin 4, S.Renshaw 4).

U/14 BOYS

Panthers 22 (B.Smith 8, K.Scott 6, L.McPharlin 4) def Wildcats 20 (S.Heaslip 12, A.Langdon 6, S.Sach 2). Bulldogs 46 (K.White 21, T.Williams 19, S.Cullen 4) def Owen 41 (R.Dunstan 18, K.Gregory 9, J.Burns 6).

Raptors 29 (M.Verrall 17, G.Page 10, D.Wilson) def Hopefulls 20 (J.Jenkins 9, R.Bernhardt 4, D.Johnson). Tigers 30 (J.Daliva 8, E.Peralta 7, J.Neil Delos Reyes 6) def Bulldogs 23 (Z.Zilm 7, S.Bellman 6, J.Zilm 6).

LEVI Ritchie aims for the basket during the Men’s Division Two game against the Hopefuls. RIGHT: Scott McCracken, Old Dogs, looks to score from under the basket, while Young Guns opponent, Tate Michael, defends in the Men’s Division competition.

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Clare 46 (SA Heinrich 15, J.Caulfield 11, K.Jenner 7) def Long Plains 36 (K.Blackwell 21, J.Fiebig 8, C.Moulds). Opals 47 (S.Koch 15, B.Wedding 15, K.Hendry 6) def Storm 26 (J.Harding 8, R.McPharlin 8, T.McPharlin 4).

Owen 56 (J.Dunstan 15, C.Pratt 14, J.Pratt 11) def Raiders 24 (Z.Scholz 12, H.Veitch 9, J.Butterfield 3). Titans 51 (L.Speissegger 14, T.Temby 14, D.Cunningham 8) def Bulldogs 24 (T.Moulds 8, S.Carslake 6, M.Elliot 4). Long Plains 46 (D.Page 31, N.McArdle 7, C.McCann 4) def Falcons 44 (A.Lawless 18, S.Speissegger 14, S.Michael 10). Ravens 36 (E.De Roma 17, A.Clifford 6, J.O’Mahoney 6) def Owen 24 (C.Lane 8, J.Tiller 8, R.Betts 6).

U/16 Girls

U/14 Girls

U/12 Mixed

Strikers 47 (T.Michael 19, E.Lane 14, L.Eime 8) def Rockets 30 (E.Brownlie 13, Z.Scott 10, K.Heaslip 5). Boomers 35 (L.De Roma 24, K.Binka 6, H.McPharlin 3) def Magic 24 (A.Tiller 8, C.Allen 6, C.Smith 6).

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SPORT v Bowls

Mallala takes points

• From back page RESULTS: Mallala 74 (10) (I. Stuart 17, P. Furst 28, B. Smith 29) def. Riverton 67 (2) (B. Mullins 26, M. Griffiths 22, N. Rogers 19); Owen 73 (10) (N. Harkness 31, T. Harkness 29, G. Bubner 13) def. Wasleys 63 (2) (W. Grady 16, D. McQuade 18, S. Nicolai 29); Balaklava 73 (11) (B. Taylor 27, T. Clifford 23, P. Thompson 23) def. Hamley Bridge 65 (1) (C. Donohue 21, P. Fritz 21, J. Bubner 23); Port Wakefield bye.

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Balaklava Port Wakefield Owen Wasleys Riverton Hamley Bridge Mallala

M 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Pts 163 127 125 95 91 85 80

+/+193 +133 +37 -28 -71 -131 -133

SAM Dunstan bowls for Mallala during the Division One match against Riverton on Saturday.

Port Wakefield Gold minor premiers in Division Three LIONEL Miller, Mallala White, Division Two.

The evenness of the Division Three competition has guaranteed that the standings in this competition have changed from week to week as results came in and as each side took their bye. Going into the final round, Owen, Port Wakefield Gold and Riverton Black were all guaranteed a finals’ spot, but which spot?

Nail-biting finish in Division Two A nail-biting conclusion to the Division Two competition saw delight and disappointment being experienced among a number of clubs. For Balaklava Red, it was disappointment as the side that had been sitting in the top four for much of the season, agonisingly fell at the final hurdle. Balaklava Red had a vital match against second placed Balaklava Blue. A win would likely seal its spot in the finals whereas a loss would mean that it had to rely on Balaklava White defeating fifth side Mallala White. Despite having two rinks up Balaklava Red finally lost to Balaklava Blue by a narrow margin of two shots. Chris Cowan (BR) had defeated Colin Milton (BB) 34-22 and Steve Guy (BR) was 25-23 up over Graham Olsen (BB) but these wins could not cover Lindsay Day’s (BB) 30-14 win over Peter McPharlin (BR). So, Balaklava Blue was safely second regardless of Mallala Black’s result against Tarlee White while Balaklava Red nervously awaited the Mallala White – Balaklava White result knowing that it was only five points ahead of Mallala White. Mallala Black emerged nine shot winners over Tarlee White, securing the win with only one rink up. Their success came courtesy of Keith McDonald’s (MB) 41-10 win over Des Meyers (TW) which covered John Perry’s (TW) 27-13 win over Malcolm Dunstan (MB) and Frank Gorey’s (TW) 27-19 win over Mick King (MB). This win gave Mallala Black third spot with only fourth spot still to be resolved. A win for Mallala White against

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Balaklava White would give Mallala White fourth spot if Balaklava Red lost against Balaklava Blue. In the end, Mallala White had a comfortable 31 shot win with all rinks up. Terry Halford (MW) defeated Colin Stewart (BW) 29-14, Geoff Donlon (MW) accounted for Jim Bastian (BW) 28-18, and John Curnow (MW) won 25-19 against Tony Jones (BW). Due to Balaklava Red’s loss in their match, Mallala White guaranteed themselves fourth spot with their win. In the final match Port Wakefield Blue comfortably defeated Hamley Red by 27 shots in a match that no bearing on the final standings. RESULTS: Balaklava Blue 75 (8) (L. Day 30, C. Milton 22, G. Olsen 23) def. Balaklava Red 73 (4) (P. McPharlin 14, C. Cowan 34, S. Guy 25); Port Wakefield Blue 55 (12) (M. Olsen 21, T. Cluse 17, S. Reimers 17) def. Hamley Red 28 (0) (L. Stott 8, G. Schilling 14, B. Morris 6); Mallala White 82 (12) (T. Halford 29, G. Donlon 28, J. Curnow 25) def. Balaklava White 51 (0) (C. Stewart 14, J. Bastian 18, T. Jones 19); Mallala Black 73 (8) (M. Dunstan 13, K. McDonald 41, M. King 19) def. Tarlee White 64 (4) (J. Perry 27, D. Meyers 10, F. Gorey 27). STANDINGS: Pts + / - Port Wakefield Blue 193 +466.75 Balaklava Blue 153 +159 Mallala Black 149 +63 Mallala White 141 +189 Balaklava Red 134 +28 Tarlee White 121 +28 Balaklava White 100 -67 Hamley Red 98 -128

GLENN Couley in action for Mallala’s Division One side.

PETER Meyers, Balaklava White, watches his bowl in anticipation.

Tarlee Red was sitting fourth but had the bye; the only way that they could lose fourth spot was if Riverton White could upset leaders Owen. So, what transpired? Port Wakefield Gold emerged with a 15-shot win over Hamley Red but the main interest lay in the other two matches. Despite holding a lead over Wasleys at the break, Riverton Black finally fell short by six shots with Wasleys winning two of the three rinks. Fritz Frankel (W) had a 27-18 win over Phil Gates (RB) while Steve Wendland (W) was 24-17 ahead of Ann Harrip (RB). Riverton Black’s rink points came via Cath O’Toole’s 24-14 win over John McDonnell (W). This loss relegated Riverton Black back to third place. So, to the final match. Would Owen repeat their earlier defeat of Riverton White or could Riverton White snatch a win to sneak into the four at Tarlee Red’s expense? The match opened tightly with Owen holding a slender lead at the break. As the match continued into the next phase, Owen still held the advantage but Riverton White were showing signs of edging back into the match. At one stage, Riverton White was ahead in two of the three rinks ensuring that the finish would be an interesting affair. Over the closing ends, Maurice Miles (O) edged back past Peter Koster (RW) to finally win 25-22 while Robby Hill (O) held off a fast finishing Ross Hannaford (RW) 23-21. However, this five shot lead was not sufficient to counter John Glistak’s (RW) 30-10 win over Ken Warnes (O). So, with one rink up, Riverton White gained the eight points it needed to displace the unlucky Tarlee Red from fourth spot. Owen’s loss saw Port Wakefield Gold finish minor premiers. RESULTS: Port Wakefield Gold 54 (11) (A. Carslake 20, J. Cicolella 17, L. Robertson 17) def. Hamley White 39 (1) (J. Parry 9, Mar. Nichols 17, Mick Nichols 13); Riverton White 73 (8) (J. Glistak 30, P. Koster 22, R. Hannaford 21) def. Owen 58 (4) (K. Warnes 10, M. Miles 25, R. Hill 23); Wasleys 65 (10) (F. Frankel 27, J. McDonnell 14, S. Wendland 24) def. Riverton Black 59 (2) (P. Gates 18, C. O’Toole 24, A. Harrip 17); Tarlee Red bye. STANDINGS: M Pts M/R + / - S/R Port Wakefield Gold 19 112 5.895 +34 +1.789 Owen 19 108 5.684 -94 -4.947 Riverton Black 19 99 5.211 -30 -1.579 Riverton White 19 95 5.000 -43 -2.263 Tarlee Red 19 94 4.947 -73 -3.842 Wasleys 19 88 4.632 -268.75 -14.14 Hamley White 20 79 3.950 -263 -10.10 Key: M/R = Match Ratio; S/R = Shots-up Ratio

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SPORT v Bowls

Owen will be hard to beat All Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association finals will start at the earlier time of 1pm, with semi-finals being scheduled at Hamley Bridge, Mallala and Riverton. Semi finals March 16 (Please note – all finals start at 1pm.) DIVISION ONE FIXTURES: • First semi final: Owen vs Wasleys, to be played at Hamley Bridge. • Second semi final: Balaklava vs Port Wakefield at Hamley Bridge. DIVISION TWO FIXTURES: First semi final: Mallala Black vs Mallala White at Mallala. Second semi final: Port Wakefield Blue vs Balaklava Blue at Riverton. DIVISION THREE FIXTURES: First semi final: Riverton Black vs Riverton White at Riverton. Second semi final: Port Wakefield Gold vs Owen at Mallala. NOTE: The winner of the Division One second semi final, either Balaklava or Port Wakefield, will host the preliminary finals on March 23. DIVISION ONE The first semi final will feature Owen playing Wasleys once again, having played them only last weekend. During the season, Owen’s record is 2-1 against Wasleys. It won the first match 75(11)– 60(1), narrowly lost the second 68(8)-64(4), but won last weekend 73(10)-63(2). Owen’s season form is 10-8 compared with Wasleys’ 7-11 and Wasleys has currently lost its last five matches in a row. Unless Wasleys is able to replicate its mid season winning form, it is difficult to go past Owen proceeding into the following week’s preliminary final against the loser of the second semi final. The best two sides in the Division One competition, Balaklava and Port Wakefield, will feature in the second semi final. Balaklava has the better season form with a 14-4

MID NORTH MEN

Semi finals preview with

John Glistak

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association secretary

JAKE Harkness, Sebastian Swyghuizen and David Lauricella watch their Dads bowl at Owen on Saturday. record as against Port Wakefield’s 12-6. However, two of Balaklava’s four losses were at the hands of their opponents. Port Wakefield won the first two matches against Balaklava 76(10)-63(2) and 86(11)-61(1) but lost their

recent match 81(11)-55(1). Both sides are evenly poised and this match is likely to go down to the wire. However, given their recent win against Port Wakefield, Balaklava will enter this match as the favoured side to move directly

into the grand final. DIVISION TWO Mallala Black and Mallala White will contest the Division Two first semi final. The sides have played each other twice during the season with the honours being shared. Mallala Black won the first 84(10)-67(2) with Mallala White winning the second 68(8)-59(4). Mallala Black’s season shows a 12-8 record compared with Mallala White’s 11½-8½ suggesting that little should separate the two sides. Since January, both sides’ form has been almost identical, each with a 6-3 record, with Mallala Black amassing 71 points +77 shots as against Mallala White’s 68 points +76 shots. Taking all information into account, Mallala Black may have the slightest of edges in this match against sister side Mallala White. Port Wakefield Blue and Balaklava Blue meet in the second semi final to determine which side will move directly into the grand final. Season form clearly is in Port Wakefield Blue’s favour with an impressive 18½1½ record compared with

Results from semi finals – March 09. DIVISION ONE First semi final at Saddleworth BLYTH 77 (10) (R Kennett 33, P Farley 15, I Wandel 29) def BURRA 66 (2) (C Boston25, D Maidment 28, A Bence 13). Second semi final at Saddleworth AUBURN 75 (10) (M Wildash 19, J Pengilly 26, R Schmerl 30) def CLARE RED 63 (2) (M Bourke 31, R Jarman 13, I Trengrove 19). Preliminary final is on March 16, at Saddleworth, starting time 1.30pm: Clare Red v Blyth. DIVISION TWO RED First semi final at Mintaro AUBURN 83 (12) (P Ruff 28, J Watts 27, E Whiteman 28) def BLYTH 34 (0) (R Arbon 8, B Kennett 13, B Linke 13). Second semi final at MINTARO WATERVALE 81 (10) (G Jenner 22, R Ackland19, F Armfield 40) def CLARE GREEN 46 (2) (I Howlett 19, J Salter 22, I Victor 5). Preliminary final – March 16 at Mintaro, starting time 2pm: Clare Green vs Auburn. DIVISON TWO WHITE Elimination finals at Watervale CLARE WHITE 65 (8) (R Goss 34, D McKendrick 20, E Thomas 11) def Saddleworth Blue 53 (4) (J Devilies 12, N Marald 23, K Schwartz 18). ROBERTSTOWN 84 (12) (P Freeman 27, I Griffiths 30, d Niemz 27) def BURRA GOLD 37 (0) (A Day 13, P Mengersen 9, G Duncan 15).

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Results from Wednesday March 6. Clare Green 49 (10) (L.Ackland 29, R.Wurst 20) def Spalding 27 (0) (S.Cheffirs 10, G.Blaser 17 ). Clare White 47 (10) (B.Sims, 21, R.Topperwien 26) def Clare Red 35 (0) (R.Howes 16, B.Reichstein 19). Snowtown 36 (8) (R.Atkinson 16, R.Brand 20) def Brinkworth 33 (2) (P.Mclaurin 17, R.Martin 16). Burra 49 (10) (C.Boston 26, R.Taylor 23) def Balaklava 25 (0) (A.Jones 13 , R.Mcdonald 12). Blyth 34 (8) (J.Bradbury 10, R.Linke 24) def Clare Blue 29 (2) (M.Pawelski 21, P.Errey 8). Premiership table Pts For Agst % Burra 140 705 585 54.65 Blyth 111 713 607 54.02 Clare Red 109 690 671 50.70 Snowtown 108 694 650 51.64 Clare White 99 642 665 49.12 Spalding 93 668 655 50.49 Clare Green 89 674 676 49.93 Clare Blue 85 664 674 49.63 Balaklava 76 610 696 46.71 Brinkworth 38 492 673 42.23 Wednesday March 13: The final day of the Pennant season at Balaklava, all matches

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Riverton White’s was 7-12. However, since January, Riverton Black’s record was 3-5 while Riverton White’s was 5-3. Based on the results of their recent match, Riverton Black is favoured to win this match but it will be wary of a side that has worked its way up the standings during the latter half of the season. Port Wakefield Gold faces Owen in the Division Three second semi final. With a 10-9 season, Port Wakefield Gold has had the better record with Owen having had a 8-11 season. Port Wakefield Gold also has won both of its matches against Owen during the season, winning the first 72(8)-52(4) and the second, 79(10)-64(2). This information suggests that Port Wakefield Gold will be the favoured side to win the second semi final.

TARLEE Pub Day Bowls winners, from left: Dave Heathfield, Ross Hannaford, Jason Owens and Duncan Ferguson, with sponsor, Shelley Warner of Sir James Fergusson Hotel.

ROB Goodwin bowls for Mallala in the Division One competition on Saturday.

Grand final – March 16 at Mintaro, starting time 2pm: Robertstown v Clare White.

Balaklava Blue’s 13½-6½. During the season, Port Wakefield Blue narrowly won the first encounter 70(8)69(4) but easily won the return match 99(12)-51(0). The gap between the first and second sides is an amazing 40 points and +307.75 shots suggesting Port Wakefield Blue will be firm favourites to proceed into the grand final at Balaklava Blue’s expense. DIVISION THREE The first semi final will see Riverton Black meet its sister side, Riverton White, for the right to play in next weekend’s preliminary final. Each side has won once during the season with Riverton White winning the first 71(12)-62(0) and Riverton Black winning the return leg 79(12)-54(0). Riverton Black season form was 8-11 whereas

Tarlee Pub Day Bowls

TARLEE Bowling Club hosted its annual “Pub Day”recently. The event was again sponsored by the Sir James Fergusson Hotel, Tarlee. Although not as many teams as usual participated, it was still a successful day. Tarlee president, Frank Gorey, thanked all those attending, with special thanks to Shelley Warner and her helpers for the fine spread of food throughout the day. Shelley presented prizes to Tarlee Hotel Team 1; David Heathfield, Ross Hannaford, Jason Owens and Duncan Ferguson. Runners-up were Steve McInerney, Russell Williams, Jeff Thomas and Kevin Stevens.

starting at 1.30pm. Afternoon tea will be served on completion of the matches at $8 per head. FIXTURES: Clare White v Balaklava, Burra v Brinkworth, Spalding v Clare Blue, Snowtown v Clare Green, Clare Red v Blyth.

Sides for Saturday

Sides for Saturday March 16. Balaklava - semi finals Div 1: Balaklava v Pt Wakefield to be played at Hamley Bridge, cars thirds. Z Guy, G Palmer, K McPharlin, B Taylor (sk). O Chapman, S Hawke, R McPharlin, T Clifford (sk). A Northcott, B Olsen, A Chivell, P Thompson (sk). Div 2: Balaklava Blue v Pt Wakefield Blue to be played at Riverton, cars skippers. B Philp, P McIntyre, N Veitch, J Olsen (sk). C Welke, E Edwards, J Milton, C Milton (sk). D May, D Beare, B Moffat, L Day (sk). Owen - semi finals Div 1: Owen v Wasleys to be played at Hamley Bridge, cars N Harkness, G Harkness, G Marshman to depart at 12.15pm. G Marshman, G Ince, D Greer, T Harkness (sk). D Lauricella, P Freebairn, B Parker, N Harkness (sk). I Freebairn, D Hartwell, G Harkness, G Bubner (sk). Div 2: Owen v Pt Wakefield Gold to be played at Mallala, cars A Tiller, K Warnes, M Miles to depart at 12.15pm. A Tiller, L Hean, L Beaty, R Hill (sk). G Pidgeon, O Parker, K Warnes, P Sullivan (sk). D Brown, A Ince, W Heaslip, M Miles (sk).

Mallala scoops Singles and Fours

The Wooroora Women’s Bowling Section Singles and Fours were played on February 24 and 26, at Hamley Bridge. Winner of the Singles was Bev Roney of Mallala, with runner-up Sheryll Kempster of Port Wakefield. Winners of the Fours was the Mallala side (pictured left to right); Yvonne Howard, Carol King, Shirley Sanders and Fay Dunstan. Port Wakefield finished runners-up; Lydia Berry, Dianne Chadbourne, Lynne Rankine and Pam Durbridge. www.plainsproducer.com.au

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Lower North through LOWER North went straight through to the grand final of the Stanley Cricket Association, with a last gasp win over Long Plains at Clare on Saturday. Chasing Long Plains’competitive total of 118 on an extremely slow outfield, Lower North were in real trouble at 7 for 62 before Jeff Cowan’s heroics with the bat led his team to an unlikely victory. Batting first, Longies went on the attack with Robbie Bushell playing his shots before falling to a good catch at mid-on by Chris Marshall off the bowling of Matt Higgs for 12. With the score still on 19, Heath Pym was trapped in front by Ryan Darling soon after for seven. Brad Shimmin and Simon Schulz set about rebuilding the innings but Schulz was bowled by Higgs for eight and Shimmin (seven) was unlucky to be snared by Todd McPharlin at second slip, chasing a wider Cowan delivery.

Long Plains had slipped to 4/37. Batting at six, Jamie McArdle (0) nicked a Chris Marshall outswinger to Cowan at second slip. Michael Trussell and Sam McArdle shared a reasonable partnership of 32 but McArdle (12) failed to read a great delivery from Todd McPharlin, which took the off-stump. Trussell was proving the mainstay of the Long Plains innings, batting well with the Longies middle order and tail. With the score on 82, Brad Jones (11) skied a chance, taken by Josh Butterfield at backward square leg off McPharlin’s bowling and five runs later, Warnes (0) chipped a tough chance to Ryan McPharlin at deep midwicket off cousin, Todd. Jared East knuckled down with Trussell, who began to swing the bat and put on a valuable 30 runs for the ninth wicket before Trussell was finally undone, bowled by Higgs for 47, a vital innings.

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Results of A2 Grade Semi Final cricket played on Saturday March 9

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Match won by: Lower North Lower North Batting C.McPharlin ct B.Schutz b B.Jenner..... 44 B.Harkness Run Out................................ 2 C.Ruiz ct B.Schutz b D.Howling.............. 0 S.Allen ct B.Hollan b S.Whitelaw.......... 26 T.Shepherd b B.Toy............................... 74 M.Angel Not Out.................................... 18 A.Williams Not Out.................................. 3 Extras 4 Total 5/171 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Toy 7 2 1 29 B.Hollan 8 4 0 11 D.Howling 6 1 1 32 J.McGregor 8 0 0 46 K.Parish 5 1 0 10 S.Whitelaw 3 0 1 19 B.Jenner 3 0 1 24

Auburn/Mintaro Batting A.Nixon b A.Williams........................................... 4 J.McGregor ct J.Taylor b C.McPharlin....... 9 S.Simpson ro B.Harkness.......................... 7 B.Schulz st R.Logan b J.Taylor................ 14 P.Jenner b C.Ruiz..................................... 10 B.Toy b J.Taylor........................................ 12 B.Jenner ct S.Allen b C.Ruiz...................... 1 B.Holland b J.McBride............................. 14 D.Howling Not Out................................... 15 S.Whitelaw Not Out.................................... 0 Extras 22 Total 8/111 Lower North Bowling Bowler O M W R L.Wright 5 0 0 8 C.McPharlin 8 1 1 22 J.McBride 7 0 1 22 A.Williams 8 2 1 11 J.Taylor 8 4 2 16 C.Ruiz 4 0 2 25

Results of A Grade Semi Final cricket played on Saturday March 9

Balaklava vs Long Plains

Match won by: Balaklava Long Plains Batting H.Pym lbw R.Darling............................... 7 R.Bushell ct C.Marshall b M.Higgs....... 12 B.Shimmin ct T.McPharlin b J.Cowan..... 7 S.Schulz b M.Higgs................................. 8 M.Trussell b M.Higgs............................. 47 J.McArdle ct J.Cowan b C.Marschall...... 0 S.McArdle b T.McPharlin....................... 12 B.Jones ct J.Butterfield b T.McPharlin.. 11 M.Warnes ct R.McPharlin b T.McPharlin.0 J.East Not Out......................................... 3 S.Moltedo b M.Higgs.............................. 0 Extras 11 Total 10/118 Balaklava Bowling Bowler O M W R M.Higgs 9 3 4 16 R.Darling 9 2 1 23 C.Marschall 6 0 1 15 J.Cowan 5 0 1 13 R.McPharlin 6 0 0 21 T.McPharlin 8 1 3 25

Balaklava Batting T.McPharlin ct H.Pym b M.Warnes..................... 1 L.Michael ct S.Schulz b M.Warnes............ 5 R.McPharlin ct&b S.McArdle.................... 17 R.Darlin ct H.Pym b J.East......................... 9 J.McArdle ct &b S.McArdle...................... 32 L.Pearson ct S.McArdle b J.McArdle......... 2 M.Higgs ct H.Pym n J.McArdle.................. 5 C.Marshall ct M.Trussell b J.McArdle......... 0 J.Cowan Not Out...................................... 30 J.Butterfield Run Out b J.McArdle........... 10 K.Michalanny Not Out................................ 2 Extras 8 Total 9/121 Long Plains Bowling Bowler O M W R B.Jones 9 3 0 14 M.Warnes 9 2 2 30 S.McArdle 9 3 2 16 J.East 4.2 0 1 17 J.McArdle 9 0 3 33 S.Moltedo 4 0 0 9

Results of U/16 Grade Semi Final cricket played on Sunday March 10

Blyth/Kybunga vs Auburn/Mintaro

Match won by: Blyth/kybunga Blyth/Kybunga Batting D.Giles b Z.Sims...................................... 4 W.Pratt Retired...................................... 52 W.Harris lwb D.Nixon.............................. 5 A.Giles lbw D.Nixon................................. 4 L.Jaeschke Retired................................ 50 B.Eime b R.Davis..................................... 6 A.Hahn b Z.Sims................................... 34 B.Harris b H.Gosse................................. 1 J.Calvert Run Out.................................... 7 M.Calvert Not Out................................... 1 L.Eime Not Out........................................ 1 S.Agnew.............................................DNB Extras 29 Total 7/194 Auburn/Mintaro Bowling Bowler O M W R D.Nixon 8 0 2 24 Z.Sims 6 0 2 29 H.Gosse 8 0 1 32 T.Roberts 8 0 0 40 B.Jenner 6 0 0 44 R.Davis 3 0 1 7 C.Dodd 1 0 0 13

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Auburn/Mintaro Batting Z.Sims ct W.Pratt b D.Giles..............................19 A.Nixon ct W.Harris b A.Giles..................... 2 T.RObets ct W.Pratt b J.Calvert................. 6 B.Jenner ct W.Pratt b D.Giles..................... 0 G.Dodd ct D.Giles b A.Giles....................... 1 H.Gosse Run Out b M.Calvert.................... 0 M.Lambert Retired Hurt.............................. 0 S.Juett ct W.Harris b W.Pratt.................... 24 R.Davis ct W.Pratt b W.Harris..................... 0 J.Ross Not Out........................................... 3 Z.Holland b W.Harris.................................. 0 Extras 18 Total 10/74 Blyth/Kybunga Bowling Bowler O M W R A.Giles 5 0 2 12 D.Giles 4 0 2 18 W.Pratt 4 0 1 13 J.Calvert 4 0 1 19 A.Hahn 2 0 0 4 W.Harris 1.4 0 2 5

Sam Maltedo didn’t last long, bowled for a duck leaving a Higgs delivery, giving the paceman tidy figures of 4/16 and Long Plains were all out for 118. In reply, Lower North opening pair Todd McPharlin and Lachy Michael found it tough going against a great opening spell of bowling from Warnes and Jones. Jones’ spell was one of the fastest seen in a few seasons of Stanley cricket, the big Kiwi hitting the deck and Pym’s gloves hard. His pressure at one end probably led to the wicket of McPharlin, caught behind by Pym off the bowling of Warnes for 1. Lower North 1/6. Michael, who had done well to survive the sustained attack from Jones, then drove a Warnes full toss to Schulz at cover, and was out for five. Ryan McPharlin and Ryan Darling paired up, putting on 13 runs before McPharlin (17), who had looked relatively comfortable, top-edged a length ball from Sam McArdle, who gratefully accepted the return catch. East then removed Darling for nine, caught behind by Pym, and Longies were up and about with Lower North reeling at 4/39. Jason McPharlin and Les Pearson

LONG Plains’ Jamie McArdle just misses the stumps as Lower North batsman Matt Higgs runs for the crease. only added six more runs, when Jamie McArdle drew the edge from Pearson, Sam McArdle taking low chance at first slip. Higgs (five) and Marshall (0) both fell to Jamie McArdle with the score on 62, and the match was well and truly in the grip of Long Plains. Cowan came in and batted well with Jason McPharlin (32) but when Sam McArdle caught another return catch from McPharlin, Lower North were 32 runs short and had only two wickets in the shed. Josh Butterfield came out to bat for the first time this season and with Cowan, they put on 23 in a remarkable run of both luck and good tail-end batting, which ended in the run-out of Butterfield (10) with the score on 109.

Kerry Michalanney, who had pulled a hamstring in the field, came in and hobbled between the wickets while Cowan took most of the strike. Michalanney (two not out) gave a relatively simple chance to Trussell at short fine leg off the bowling of Warnes but the hero with the bat couldn’t hold on. East bowled the final over, Cowan (30 not out) smacking a boundary to midwicket to bring up the winning runs and an unlikely win. Long Plains bowlers were all efficient, Warnes finishing with 2/30, Jamie McArdle 3/33, Sam McArdle 2/16 and Jones unlucky to finish wicketless, conceding just 14 from his nine overs.

Preliminary too close to call First semi summary CLARE Combined defeated Auburn/Mintaro in the first semi final at Sevenhill by two wickets in a thriller on Saturday. Batting first, Auburn/ Mintaro compiled a solid 7/180 from 45 overs, highlighted by Matt Norman’s knock of 92. Clare left-arm spinner, Tom Forrest, returned to the team to claim 3/32 from nine overs. Clare captain, Ben Seymon, set up his team’s win with 94 but the winning runs were hit from the last over of the day, knocking the Bullants out of the premiership race. Preliminary preview LONG Plains take on Clare Combined in this weekend’s preliminary final at Sevenhill. Longies will have some

Les Pearson previews Stanley Cricket Association finals

interesting selection dilemmas this week, with batsman Todd Daniel and allrounder Dallas Hill set to return to the team. This means up to two players from the second semi team could miss out. Based on performance only, this will be a tough call, as most contributed on Saturday. In the firing line will be Sam Maltedo, Simon Schulz, Robbie Bushell and possibly Michael Trussell, despite his heroics with the bat on Saturday. Before Saturday, Bushell’s batting average was 26.5 this season, Schulz 28.75 and Trussell 19.4. Maltedo has 10 wickets at an average of 17.4. Clare regained young spinner, Tom Forrest on

Saturday, bolstering the team’s previously limited bowling stocks. Ben Seymon and Scott Stedall are the main dangers with the bat and if Longies can get that pair out cheaply, they would be in the box seat. Brad Jones’ has at last hit his straps for Long Plains with the ball and with a bit more luck this weekend, he could easily bowl his team into the final for a rematch with Lower North. A2s LOWER North will play Clare Red in the A2 grade preliminary final at Sevenhill this weekend, after defeating Auburn/ Mintaro at Clare High School oval on Saturday. Tim Shepherd (74)

and Caleb McPharlin (44) helped Lower North put on 5/171 from 40 overs, while the Bullants could only manage 7/111 in reply. Chad Ruiz (2/25) and Jordan Taylor (2/16) were the best with the ball for Lower North. Clare Red could only manage 60 against Sevenhill in the second semi final at Balaklava. Sevenhill chased it down with the loss of only one wicket. Colts THE two colts matches were also close on Sunday, with grand finals to be played this weekend. Lower North takes on Spalding/Booborowie at Sevenhill on Sunday in Division One, while in Division Two, Blyth/Kybunga faces Clare Blue at the Clare High School Oval.

Under 16s to play in grand final Lower North Under 16 cricketers defeated Brinkworth/Koolunga in the Stanley Cricket Association Under 16 semi final at Clare on Sunday. Lower North won the toss and elected to bat but were quickly put on the back foot with Moller grabbing three early wickets. Harrison Veitch and Tyson Temby resisted the tight opening bowling until the 11th over, when Veitch was dismissed by Isaac Moller. Temby took over, playing his best innings for the club with an unbeaten 32, aided by a determined Daniel Dykes with eight. Lower North finished with 83 runs after an unusual event, with seven off one ball with the batsmen running a wide and the ball going on to hit the wicket keeper’s helmet on the ground behind him. After lunch, Brinkworth got off to a solid start with Lower North’s Bryce Chapman proving hard to get away. In the ninth over, Lachlan Waters captured the first wicket with a good catch down leg side by keeper Riley Chapman. Then entered Charlie Arbon, who in the last two balls of his second over took two wickets – Daniel Goss who looked in good touch with 18 and the dangerous Moller who had only weeks earlier made 140. In Arbon’s next over he took a wicket with his first ball, giving him a hat-trick. He went on to take a further three wickets in his next three overs claiming

TYSON Temby hits out on Saturday.

an outstanding six for nine off six overs. Brinkworth/Koolunga’s Jake Weckert looked like finishing the game off quickly with 10 off one over. With the score on 79 and only four runs needed to win, Lower North needed three wickets to make the grand final. Veitch captured the dangerous Weckert and then went onto remove the final two batsmen, giving Lower North victory by just three runs. Lower North will play Spalding at Sevehill this Sunday in the grand final. Good luck boys! Plains Producer, Thursday March 14, 2013


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Blyth/Kybunga dismiss Auburn/Mintaro in Stanley U16 semi final BYLTH/KYBUNGA easily defeated Auburn/Mintaro in their Stanley Cricket Association under 16 semi final at Clare High School on Sunday. Auburn/Mintaro won the toss and chose to bowl first, with David Giles and Will Pratt opening the batting for Blyth/Kybunga. Giles was bowled for four by a full ball angling in at off-stump. Will Harris and Ashley Giles came and went quickly, both dismissed LBW for five and four runs respectively, Blyth/Kybunga were 3/40. Louis Jeaschke came in and took his time to get off the mark but found his groove soon after and the pair put on 78 runs before Pratt retired on 52 from 60 balls. Jaeschke retired on 50 from 51 deliveries, the first time he has reached the half-century mark. Brayden Eime and Angus Hahn were the new batsmen, Eime rotating the strike to let Hahn go on the attack. Eime was bowled for six, before Brad Harris was bowled for one and Jayden Calvert run out for seven.

Hahn was bowled for 34 from 18 balls including two big sixes. Lachlan Eime and Mason Calvert were undefeated on one each. Opening the bowling, Ashley Giles’ first ball went for four before striking to remove Clare’s Fletcher Nixon for two, well-caught by Will Harris. Zach Sims smashed some early boundaries but both her and Billy Jenner fell in quick succession also. David Giles, who had the gloves so Pratt could bowl, caught Chris Dodd off the bowling of Ashley Giles and Henry Gosse was run out from a direct hit by Mason Calvert, leaving Auburn/Mintaro struggling at 5/30. Mitchell Lambert then retired hurt with a twisted knee and Tim Roberts was snared at square leg off the bowling of Jayden Calvert. Shannon Juett belted his first ball for six and kept swinging hard before eventually being caught at deep long on by Harris for 24. Hahn and Harris finished the bowling effort off between them, Auburn/Mintaro falling well short of Blyth/Kybunga’s total.

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Results from March 6. Kadina White 2 games 28 points (T. Roach 8, L. Kinch 7 - B. Virgin 7, D. Virgin 6) defeated Balaklava 0 game 15 points (L. Sutton 3, J. Hilzinger 6 – D. Wiliams 1, N. Williams 5). Snowtown 2 games 41 points (G. Schupelius 13, P. Schupelius 9 - G. Clark 12, J. Hoskin 7) defeated Moonta Brown 0 games 23 points (N.Hatcher 5, J. Elverd 6 - B. Bagshaw 6, S. Donaldson 6 ). Kadina Blue 1 game 31 points (John Lydeamore 8, Jenny Lydeamore 3 – S. Rodsted 8, D. Rodda 12) defeated Wallaroo Blue 1 game 26 points (P. Kennett 11, J. Durdin 5 - I. Miller 4, J. Marshall 6). Port Wakefield 2 games 34 points (A. Bishop 10, M. Algie 9 -, M. Simpson 8 V. Mcwaters 7) defeated Wallaroo White 0 games 15 points (J. Hendy 4. P. Davies 4 - R. Skinner 5, C. Fuss 2 ). Moonta Green – bye.

Golf Balaklava

Last Saturday, 30 players were treated to a hand-eye-co-ordination demonstration which required measurement in femtoseconds (a millionth of a nanosecond, which in turn is a billionth of a second - in a femtosecond a jet fighter flies less than the width of an atom, but then you knew that). Such was this neuronal instantaneity by A grader Tate Michael that his 38 Stableford points inched his pater Ian off top spot, aided by the good Count. Cousin Callum chimed in with a very handy 36 points to claim 3rd. place. Callum also used the Count to crush W. Lokan’s bid for glory, then came D. Hannaford (35), R. Hart (34), R. Lawson (31) and W. Nagle (28). In the B grade the letter B reigned supreme, B for (David) Barnett (40) that is, who also called upon the good Count to ruin Rob Veitch’s day. Murray “Smudger” Smith, despite being a whole year older, still managed to club a respectable 37 points and claim 3rd. place (and more…). Left awestruck but reasonably coherent were G. Ackland (37), R. Carney (32), G. Sonntag (30), S. Michael (29), J. Michael (28), Tania Matz (28), R. Hahn (27), D. Rodgers (26) and A. Leaver (21). Freshly returned from a leech-salting expedition in Tasmania, Malcolm Liptrot (39) was king of the C grade, leaving Austin Henstridge (37) to belt and bash his way into 2nd and Dean Trickett (36) to cruise, sedentarily, into third. There followed a conga line of the conquered: M. Smith (34), P. Friedrichs (33), D. Addison (30), M. Keast (24), Noah Barnett (23), G. Anderson (15) and Joan Anderson (DNF). Birdies were struck by Ian Michael on the 10th and Malcolm Liptrot on the 8th, while Nearest The Pins were hit and held by Ron Carney (3rd), Malcolm Liptrot (8th), Ian Michael (10th), Graham “Emu” Ackland (15th) and for his second missile to smash into the 13th. green, Robert Hart. Golfer of the Summer points were dumped into the laps of David Barnett (6), Rob Veitch (5), Malcolm Liptrot (4), Austin Henstridge (3), Tate Michael (2) and the rest of the field, one each. This match was also the second and final round of the Michael Trophy, which was won by birthday boy Murray Smith

Harley vying for croquet titles LEWISTON youngster, Harley Watts, will be vying for a few major croquet trophies at the 2013 National Association Croquet Championships, held in Adelaide this month. Watts, ranked the third best player in Australia, is expecting a tough battle on his hands as Australia’s top croquet players descend on the state’s capital. The titles comprise three separate events, the Interstate (Eire) Cup state teams event, the Men’s and Women’s Australian Singles Championship and the Croquet Australia Gold Medal. The titles will be contested at croquet venues across Adelaide from March 13 and March 24. Watts will captain the South Australian team, in partnership with young player, Tim O’Leary, from Christies Beach. SA will be strong opposition for the Victorian team, comprising current Australian Open Champion, 18-year-old Robert Fletcher. Fletcher was beaten in his bid

with a total of 75 points. In second place was Austin Henstridge (75), in third Peter Friedrichs (70) and in fourth, Malcolm Keast (40). This weekend we’ll stage a Stableford from the white tees, waved off by Bill Lokan then drug-tested by Rob Lawson. On this day also, the mighty Merv. Hameister will heave his hurtful hamstring around the greensward in a desperate battle with a fully-fit Rob Veitch for the final round of our Summer Cup, while on the next Sat. we’ll wind up the search for our Golfer of the Summer. Those of us rushing to the Riverland that weekend will meet in Waikerie at precisely 11am on Friday 22nd., then play 18 in the afternoon before heading to Loxton on Saturday, then Berri on Sunday. Rob Lawson is still taking ‘phone calls for this Green Jacket spectacular, so if you can make it (and we manage to track down the damned jacket), call the man on 8862 1358 soonest.

Balaklava Mid Week

Results for Wednesday March 6, 2013. A group of 13 players took to the fairways, with Brian Stewart winning the day with 39 CB, Mike Hahesy 39 CB, Austin Henstridge 39 CB, Greg Sonntag 38, Steve Schuk 37 CB, Dene Newton 37, Dean Trickett 36, Bill Goudie 31, Barry Hill 30, Doug Taylor 29, Bill Berry 28 CB, John Clark 28, Joan Anderson 26. Birdies: Steve Schuk holes 3 and 7, Dene Newton hole 2. NTP: Steve Schuk hole 3, Austin Henstridge hole 8 and Steve Schuk hole 10.

Hamley Bridge

The Stableford event played on Saturday March 2, was won by club President Gary Woods with 43 points from Ross Hienze 42 & Rex Mortimer 41. Others to Make the better half in a field of 24 players were Ian Ferguson, Noel Stringer 39, John Mitchell 38, Len Usher, Doug Cooper, Barry Schwartz 37, Kieth Kluske 36, Wayne White 34, Mick Nicholls, Max Grasby 33. NTP’s: Vince Zito 4th, Barry Schwartz 9th, Ross Hienze 14th. Birdies: Barry Scwartz, John Mitchell, Dave Russell 9th, Ross Hienze 14th, Gary Woods 16th. Numbers where down with only 10 players competing in Thursday’s Stableford competition, the winner being Fred Hewitt who played almost perfect golf to card 43 points, second spot went to Wally Jackson on a countback from Rex Mortimer both with 39, and the “best of the rest” were Errol Branson, Bob Ahola, Lance Hatcher,Ian Rohde & Ron Smith all on 34. Birdies: Dennis Nation 3rd and the nearest to the pin prizes stayed with the club, NCP Dennis Nation 40. Last Saturday’s results will be published next week.

Veterans

Kapunda hosts Veteran golfers

Thursday March 7 saw 58 players of the Adelaide Plains and Barossa Veteran Golfers tee off in a Stableford Competition generously sponsored by Thorn-Clarke Wines. The display of Thorn-Clarke wines was appreciated by all present. An outstanding play by Brian Lee of Kapunda scored an eagle for him. A grade and overall winner was John Ball of Two Wells with 42 points from J Ryan (Kapunda) on 39 and D Butler (Penfield) with 36. Ball winners in A grade were S Morey (Gawler) 36, R Volraat (Gawler), A Kopania (Gawler) and G Jones (Kapunda) all 34, L Grafton (Two Wells), N Heinrich (Gawler) and R Hogg (Two Wells) all 33. B grade was won by Graham Campbell

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for the world title by Reg Bamford in the world championships held in Adelaide last year. Stephen Forster, from Melbourne Vic, is ranked second nationally and another member of the Victorian team who will also provide strong competition. Since its inception in 1948, South Australia has won the Interstate Cup 32 times and although SA has not won the cup since 2003, the 2013 team is hoping for a comeback this year with talented young players like Watts, O’Leary and Dwayne McCormick. Watts and Simon Hockey, from Jamestown, make the Top 10 seeds in the Australian Men’s Singles, while in the Australian Women’s Singles, Marga Podnieks from Marden and Kay Chenoweth from Victor Harbor will compete against heavyweights, Alison Sharpe (ranked third in Australia) and Alex Verge (ranked fifth in Australia) from Randwick, NSW.

of Kapunda with 41 points from fellow Kapunda members B Lee and L Payne, each with 39. Ball winners in B grade were T Dowling (Gawler) 39, D Trickett (Balaklava) 38, H Jeske (Gawler) 37, M Reynolds (Barossa Valley) 36, and R Jones (Kapunda), B Stewart (Balaklava) and G Woods (Hamley Bridge) all 35. C grade was won by Kym Bubner (Islington Works) with 39 points from B Sims (Tanunda Pines) on 38 and Trevor Bateman (Kapunda) 36. C grade ball winners were M Hahesy (Balaklava) 36, D Lewis (Barossa Valley) and D Kaesler (Kapunda) both on 34, with E Filmer (Barossa Valley) and KPoulton (Gawler) both 33. Nearest the pin winners were J Pengilly of Riverton (A grade), G Campbell of Kapunda (B grade) and V Cozzitorto of Kapunda (C grade). The winners were plased to each receive Thorn-Clarke “Sandpiper” wines as part of their prizes, and expressed appreciation of the sponsorship. The next competition of the Adelaide Plains and Barossa Veteran Golfers will be held at the Gawler Golf Club on Monday April 8, with players teeing off at 8am.

Tennis balaklava night

The closest of the four matches played was between Alice Parsons’ Worms and Mary Heslop’s Gnats, with the Worms scraping through to win 4-25 to 2-24. Scores were level after two sets, with Alice and Michelle Williams winning their set, and Kym Woodroofe and Mary winning

Harley Watts, of Lewiston, who is currently ranked third best croquet player in Australia,

Division one’s Darren Scholz and Jarrad Thiele had revealed their daks to Helen Barry and Julia Hoskin. This was in their Gators match against Scott McDonald’s Turtles, and needless to say, the Turtles won overall 5-34 to 1-14. Well done to Gators Tanya Greenshields and Darren who won a tight 5-3 over Jordan Taylor and Helen, which was a good win. Scott and opponent, the “Don” as in Veitch, had a consistent score of two in every one of their sets. The final division one match saw Chris Curnow’s Crocs defeat Pauline Hill’s Newts, 5-32 to 1-17. Angela Battle filled in for Where’s Wally Treverton. Angela and Pauline played a cracker of a tiebreaker set to defeat Marty Brice and Kirsty Williams, in one of the sets of the night. But the Newts jubilations were shortlived, as that was their only win! Christopher and opponent Paul McBride had their usual long rallies, as did Gary Wilson and Colin Mutton. Only one more minor round match to go and then finals. Remember supper and presentations will follow so please make an effort to stay that night.

Lower North Juniors

Semi final results, played at Balaklava. DIVISION 1: Two Wells 4-27 d. Balaklava Green 2-21 Doubles Takaji/ Gameau d. C.&D.Michael 6-2 Humphrys/ Tapscott d. Williams/Greenshields 6-3 Singles Ako Takaji d. Callum Michael 6-0 James Gameau lost to Dillon Michael 1-6 Jamie Humphrys d. Ashleigh Williams 6-4 Angus Tapscott lost to Tash Greenshields 2-6.

CONNOR Lane plays for Owen White in Saturday’s division two Lower North Junior Tennis match.

theirs, but the Worms won the middle two, one being a crucial tiebreaker win to Fran Henderson and Michelle over Kym and Sue Nicholson. Gnats’ Sam van Kleef and Kym won their last set, but so did Worms’ Warren McRostie and the handy Michelle. The other division two match saw Bec Houston’s Grubs give Cherie Cleary’s Slugs a shellacking, 6-39 to 0-9 . Slugs’ Danielle Murphy featured in two 3-5 sets against opponent Peter Rohrlach, which were the highest two scores for the Slugs all night. Slugs David Northcott had a good hit against Wade Hudson all night, but won’t mention David’s score with Viet Nguyen against Wade and Henry Lane! Viet was horrified he had to reveal his briefs! Captains Cherie and Bec were pitted against each other all night and Cherie tried valiantly, but Bec and her super team were just too good.

Mallala White 4-29 d. Mallala Black 2-18 Doubles Graham/Jarmyn lost to Watson/ Howard 2-6 Wilson/Parsons d. Dunstan/ Furst 6-3 Singles Trent Graham lost to Josh Watson 3-6 Laura Jarmyn d. Clare Howard 6-1 Brooke Wilson d. Rachel Dunstan 6-1 Edward Parsons d. Jackson Furst 6-1. DIVISION 2: Two Wells Red 3-30 d. Balaklava Green 3-25 Doubles C.Foubister/Musolino d. Scholz/West 6-2 Tapscott/J.Foubister lost to Heaslip/Selleck 5-6 Singles Chelsea Foubister d. Todd Scholz 6-4 Caitlin Musolino lost to Billy West 5-6 Jack Tapscott lost to Sarah Heaslip 2-6 Jake Foubister d. Kristy Selleck 6-1. Owen White 3-25 d. Balaklava Gold 3-24 Doubles Harkness/Lane d. Lamond/ Michael 6-2 Lloyd/Burman d. Renshaw/ Clifford 6-1 Singles Jake Harkness lost to Tyson Lamond 2-6 Connor Lane d. Toby Michael 6-3 Kaitlyn Lloyd lost to Syjourn

Renshaw 4-6 Lisa Burman lost to Aaron Clifford 1-6. Grand finals at Mallala this Saturday at 8.30am – Div 1: Two Wells v Mallala White; Div 2: Owen White v Two Wells Red.

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Results from Saturday March 9, 2013. A Grade Hilltown 6/86 lost to Clare Young Guns 18/132. Ladies singles: K Kotwade def C Stone 6-0, S Johnson lost to J Caulfield 3-6, L Jacka lost to S Linn 2-6, M Weckert lost to B Daly 2-6, H Pretlove lost to S Daly 1-6, K Nugent def G Jacka 6-3. Mens singles: M Nugent lost toAWaters 3-6, B Johnson def M Linn 6-4, T Hawker lost to R Higgins 1-6, D Brown lost to T Greenhill 1-6, J Brown def J Pearse 6-2, D Pretlove lost to T Jenkins 1-6. Blyth 11/104 lost to Clare Masters 13/122. Ladies singles: L Stirling def B McInerney 6-2, T Andriske lost to J Smith 1-6, T Loveday def K Hartmann 6-2, L Stirling def L Nield 6-4, K Carling lost to S Pearse 0-6, R Carling def L Hooper 6-4. Mens singles: P Gibson def M West 6-3, A Pratt def D Sweet 7-6, C White lost to R Zweck 6-7, R Lloyd lost to A Noack 2-6, T Webb lost to M Millard 1-6, R Dall def G Nield 6-4. B Grade Auburn 8/99 lost to Mintaro 16/128. Ladies Singles:AShepherd def S Foulis 6-4, B Ey lost to S Gosse 5-7, M Wilsdon lost to J Redden 2-6, K Allen def F Mulholland 6-3, K Slattery lost to A Paulett 5-7, C Allen lost to G Hill 2-6. Mens singles: C Slattery lost to T Redden 1-6, G Roberts lost to M Paulett 1-6, J Semlar lost to B Treloar 3-6, A Gallagher def A Mulholland 7-6, H Dickson lost to P Haynes 4-6, N Wilsdon def T Grigg 6-1. Riverton 15/115 defeated Dalkey 9/93. Ladies singles: S Noll lost to J Humphrys 2-6, H Clark def S Bell 6-4, L Griffiths def C Bell 6-3, E Callery def S Fritz 6-4, K Parkinson lost to Y Bell 3-6, S Griffiths def K Barry 6-3. Mens singles: B Mitchell def S Wedding 7-6, G Linke lost to B Curnow 2-6, S Griffiths lost to R Gregory 1-6, R Noll def C Redden 6-0, D Vater def T Holmes 6-0, K Hart def J Gregory 6-0. Juniors Mintaro 8/53 defeated Auburn 4/40. Singles: Jana Dixon lost to Fletcher Thomas 0-6, Lucy Hill def Karri Thomas 6-2, Renee Dixon lost to Declan Daniels 1-6, Raquel Mulholland def Siam Fitzgerald 6-2, Hannah Hill def Mylo Stocco 6-1,Archie Smith def Jasmine Cavalier 6-1, Tayla Kelly def Max Fitzgerald 6-3, Ruby Hill def Scott McDermid 6-1. Blyth Alligators 8/65 defeated Blyth Crocodiles 4/39. Singles: Craig Walkley lost to Nick Schultz 1-6, Sophie Angel lost to Thomas Carling 6-7, Nick Barr lost to Bailey Jacka 5-7, Jess Lloyd def Mitchell Clarke 6-0, Rohan Angel def Shelby Toholke 6-3, Tara Walkley def Jarrod Clarke 6-0, Sophie Lloyd def Caitlin McElroy 6-1, Jacob King def Ruby Jacka 6-1. Hilltown 10/67 defeated Watervale 2/27. Singles: Lachie Bender def Lachie Smith 6-1, Patrick Nugent def Sophie Haines 6-0, Henry Hawker def Oliver Barrett 6-3, Isabella Nugent def Daniel McInnis 6-2, Nick Owen def Noah Haines 6-2, Eliza Cook lost to Ashley Smith 4-6, Jessica Hawker def Elizabeth Long 6-1, Fred Jacka def Oliver McInnis 6-0.

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Some time ago I presented a which severely affected SA until story on the Barwell Boys who came mid 1915. Boys employed under from Britain to SA after WW1, but the 1911 Immigration Act had to they weren’t the first to come under find their own work placements and, a special employment program. therefore, had no protection from by Norma Schopp In 1913-14 (before WW1) South dismissal, but the State Government Australia introduced a scheme was responsible for those employed YEARS AGO where it offered assisted passage to reached his destination. Records under the 1913 Immigration Act March 2008 “respectable (British) boys between show 172 farm apprentices arrived Amendment. While Immigration the ages of 15 years and 19 years in SA in 1913-14. Officer, Edgar Field, tried to find • RUSS Harris was elected presiwho are physically capable of and placements for those covered by the The rate of wages was subject dent of Gilbert Valley Probus wish to take up farm work with a view to approval by the Minister and 1911 Act, there was little demand Club for the 2008-09 period. to eventually becoming farmers.” would vary according to age and for agricultural labourers. The GovOutgoing president, John Judd, It was envisaged the boys would experience, but the minimum was ernment agreed to suspend some presented Russ with his badge be apprenticed to farmers for not anticipated to be (all with board boys’ apprenticeship agreements and chain at the club’s AGM. less than one year, and not more and lodging): and reduce their wages, just to than three years. Passage Money, keep them housed and fed. Some First 4 months: 8/to 10/per YEARS AGO required to be paid by each boy week; Balance first year: 10/- to were transferred to the Dept. of March 2003 selected for migration, was £10 – this 15/- per week; Second year: 12/6 to Agriculture’s Experimental Farms Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.43) 2 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.67) Puzzle 3 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.60) would, in addition to costPuzzle of passage, 17/6 per week; Third year: 15/- to and to the South East. Some decided 9 6 3 2 8 7 5 4 1 7 4 6 3 9 8 1 5 2 1 7 3 6 5 2 4 9 cover expenses incurred by the State 20/- per w eek; with8double • EMMA Radowicz was named the rates to enlist for war service. Unable to 8 5 4 3 6 1 2 7 9 9 5 8 1 2 6 3 7 4 5 4 6 9 2 7 8 3 1 on the boy’s behalf before leaving mentioned in each case during the travel back to Britain, 74 per cent Balaklava Lions Youth of the Year, 4 9 5 6 8 3 1 3 2 4 5 7 9 6 8 7 and during the voyage, and harvesting period.3 2 9 4 1 8 5 6enlisted with the AIF. while Bridget Koch was awarded7 1 2 England 4 7 9 after 8 5his6 arrival 1 3 in 2 the State 8 until 2 7 he 5 3 1 6 4 9 4 5 8 2 7 1 3 9 6There were Barwell Boys connecoverall winner of the Adelaide Then came the 1914 drought 3 9 4 6 7 2 8 1 5 7 6 1 8 9 3 4 2 5 Plains Lions Club quest, held at5 2 1 7 4 3 8 9 6 5 6 1 8 4 9 7 2 3 2 9 3 6 5 4 1 7 8 Hamley Bridge Recreation Cen-3 8 6 9 1 2 4 5 7 6 4 8 1 7 9 3 2 5 2 1 3 9 6 4 5 8 7 6 7 4 1 8 2 9 5 3 tre.

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• Mar 16: Mallala’s Relay for Life Comedy Night. • Mar 23: Mallala Cricket Club break up night. • Apr 12: Mallala Community Arts Open Mic Night, Mallala institute. • Apr 14: Emmaus 50th Anniversary Celebration, Halbury. • Apr 18: Senior Citizens Mid North card day at Clare. • Apr 20: Balaklava Golf Club 100 Club Bollywood night. • Apr 28: Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir concert - Balaklava Town Hall. • Aug 2, 3, 4: Balaklava Eisteddfod.

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general irritation in your circle of friends. There is no doubt exercise is good for you and I applaud anyone trying to lead a healthy lifestyle but gymmervitis is anything but healthy. By all means, get ripped, lose weight, eat low-calorie food, but don’t bore us with your shallow motivational boards, lame gym jokes and pictures of you under more tension than a fat bloke’s belt buckle. A “like” on Facebook is the equivalent of a quick wave as someone drives past, whereas when someone sees you in person and comments on your improved physique, this is where the real endorphins come from. So, save your progress for reality, leave it off your social media circles and impress your friends without contracting gymmervitis. It’s sure to give you a real lift.

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march 17 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Tothill Creek............. 10.30am Two Wells................ 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava.................. 10.30am Pt Wakefield.... Liturgy 9.00am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery...................... 10.00am LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Auburn...................... 9.00am Balaklava...................11.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............ 11.00am Hamley Bridge............9.15am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra..................9.00am Lochiel........Comb. Nantawarra Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

march 24 - palm sunday A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Two Wells................ 10.00am 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.............. 9am & 7pm UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge..........10.30am Palm Sunday walk Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava...................... 9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra........ Comb. Lochiel Lochiel....................... 10.00am Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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For rent

Balaklava 3 bedroom home. Double carport and shed. Low maintenance garden. Phone 8864 5096.

Share accommodation. New home at Dublin. 3 bedrooms to share rent and utilities costs. Phone: 0421 692 673.

For Sale

Anderson Farms - Olive Oil cold pressed 20 Litre $70. Buy in bulk and save. Phone 0428 791 985.

Elderly lady has moved into Millcourt. All household items available. Electric recliner chair $650, art deco side board $200, 3 seater lounge with 1 single chair, round kitchen table with 6 chairs, fridge and upright freezer, single bed, wardrobe, twin tub, broom cupboard, vacuum, microwave and all kitchen stuff, garden bench & tools. Make us an offer. Phone 8862 1943.

Ford BA Ute, 190,000 kms, 2004, aluminium tray top, air conditioning, power steering, CD/radio, $7,000 ono, reg no XFV 349. Phone 0428 433 839. IPhone 5 and 4S. Connect now, Telstra Plans available. Balaklava Electronics 8862 1552.

Lowline cows - two 6 year olds and two 12 month olds. Phone for details 8862 7080 or 0400 173 863. Oaten hay, small squares $6 per bale. Phone 0428 859 634 for skate park.

Public Notice

CASH for cans & bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. Coffee Morning. Lutheran Church Hall. Short Terrace, Balaklava. 10am on March 19, 2013. Welcome to all men & women for fellowship.

SAILPLANE flights. The Balaklava Gliding Club has $90 gift vouchers available for passenger flights any weekend from their airfield 10km north west of Balaklava on main Snowtown road. Bookings 8864 5062.

Professional

Physio Prime - Balaklava, Two Wells and Mallala. (W) physioprime.com.au (F) facebook/physioprime (P) 8862 2200 or Darren on 0419 842 228 for an appointment.

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

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

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ANNUAL GARAGE SALE

Invitation to attend the NRM Board meeting

IT’S ON AGAIN!!

EASTER SAT - MARCH 30 Port Wakefield Caravan Park • Enquire for FREE spaces

Phone Jan: 8867 1151 M.E.G. invites you to..

EASTER FUN PLAYGROUP TUESDAY MARCH 19, 10-11:30am at Balaklava Uniting Church Hall

• Cost: FREE • Story • Sing-a-long • Craft activity • Easter Egg Hunt for the kids • Morning tea provided • All parents of 0-5 year olds welcome Future Dates: Apr 2, May 14, Jun 11, Jun 25, Jul 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Nov 26

Windows - 3 second hand wooden sash windows with fly screens. To fit window space 1850mm high x 940mm wide, $150. Phone 0430 720 207. Young brown layer hens, Mallala. Phone: 8527 2343.

UNDER $100

Walking aid, four wheels, folding, under basket, removable back support, with brakes, navy blue, $70 0428 621 018

Garage Sale

Saturday March 16, 11 Harris Street, Balaklava. From 9am. Assorted household goods. Garage sale Saturday March 16, 8am to 4pm. Unit 6/4 War Memorial Drive, Balaklava. All household items must go.

and Yorke Natural Resources Management Board on:

Lunch

1.00 pm

Board meeting

at the Rising Sun Hotel, 30 Edward Street, Port Wakefield For more information, please contact

Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 35 / 2013

the Board on 8636 2361 or email DEWNR.NYNRMBoard@sa.gov.au

3579202

HOCKEY

Come and join our gang in 2013. Games start Saturday May 4 For more information contact: Tanya 0417 837 551 Samuel 0467 251 116

BLUE LIGHT DANCE PARTY

Barr (nee Tiller) Bob and Laurel married 14/03/1953 at Balaklava. Congratulations on 60 years of marriage. Your wonderful partnership inspires us all. With love Andy, Helen, Gaye, Jim, Sue, David and families.

80th Birthday

WELKE - Shirley Dawn. To our very special wife, Mum, Nanna and Great Nanna. The more you age the more valuable you become, and you are priceless! Happy 80th Birthday and may you have many more years of health and happiness. Love from Colin, Sandra & Paul, Helen & Kevin, Michael & Roweena, Bev & Stephen, your 12 grandies and 7 great-grandies.

Death

NX136435 15th Field Company Royal Australian Engineers

PARISH - Norman Henry. Born October 28, 1924 Grafton NSW. Passed away March 4, 2013 at Ira Parker Nursing Home Balaklava. Father, grandfather & great grandfather of Dean Parish, Leanne &Andrew Wilson & their families. Ex-husband of Wyn Parish (deceased) and stepfather of Glenn & Rodney Trussell. Norm’s wish was for a private cremation and his ashes be interred in Sydney.

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FRIDAY MARCH 22 6.30 - 8.30pm at Soldier’s Memorial Hall, Port Wakefield

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SUBJECT LAND: Lot 6, 15 Gawler River Road, Two Wells, Hundred of Por t Gawler, CT: 5726/737

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

SATURDAY MARCH 16

Roseworthy Campus Mudla Wirra Rd (Wasleys Rd) Cove footwea red rm be worn ust on train

✓ Drinks ✓ Ice Cream ✓ Cooked BBQ ✓ Trains running from 6pm to 9.30pm

BIRTHDAY PARTY & SPECIAL EVENTS ARE WELCOME, CONTACT BOB 8264 0449 ANYTIME

BALAKLAVA SHOW SOCIETY

AGM WEDNESDAY MARCH 20 7.30pm at Balaklava Sport Club

APPLICANT’S NAME: N.Cirillo N AT U R E O F T H E D E V E LO P M E N T: 2 p l a s t i c c ov e r e d hothouses (each measuring 28m length x four 7m wide bays)

THE BUSHRANGERS WANT YOU! McArdle - Kirsty Melissa. March 16, 2013. Congratulations on your 21st Birthday on Saturday. You are a special person with a beautiful smile. Best wishes for your future, you will make a great teacher. Lots of love Mum, Dad, Jamie, Sally and Steven.

DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA

Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment.

Monday 25 March 2013 12.00 noon

DEVELOPMENT ACT 1993

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT

to attend the next meeting of the Northern

MEG (Mother’s Encouragement Group) is run from a Christian perspective providing a friendly support network for all mums.

60th Wedding Anniversary

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.

Members of the community are invited

public notice

AG65799

Small Adverts Bring

BIG RESULTS

ZONE: Rural Living (Animal Husbandry) The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, or 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the Development & Compliance Coordinator at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than March 28, 2013. Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another par ty before the Council Development A s s e s s m e n t Pa n e l in suppor t of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Signed: Ralph Semrau Planning Officer Date: March 14, 2013 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for development assessment.

Signed: Ralph Semrau Planning Officer Date: March 14, 2013 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.

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MONUMENTAL WORKS • Quality Marble & Granite Monuments

• Additional Inscriptions • Renovations Equal to New • Kitchen & Vanity Benchtops • Factory Direct Prices

9 Howe Street, Balaklava Phone: 8862 1977 Fax: 8862 1997 Email: lisacurnow@plainsproducer.com.au

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

Situations Vacant

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Please note that, pursuant to Section 38 (8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation received will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response.

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Details of the a p p l i c a t i o n a re a s follows:DEVELOPMENT NO: 312 / 10 / 2013

CHEF/COOK

CUstoMer serviCe oFFiCer The District Council of Mallala (DCM) is seeking a confident, reliable and flexible professional to fill a (3 year fixed term) full time position of Customer Service Officer. Based at the Mallala Office and providing support to the Two Wells Office, the successful applicant’s duties will include, but not be limited to, reception and customer service, receipting of money and banking, as well as assisting with various office duties and supporting the records management department. The successful applicant must be committed to providing outstanding customer service, both externally and internally, with exceptional attention to detail. Experience in using Microsoft Office products and within the customer service industry is essential. A good knowledge of TRIM (Records Management) and a sound understanding of local government would be highly regarded. Some out-ofhours work may be required. The successful applicant will be appointed in accordance with the provisions of the South Australian Municipal Salaried Officer’s Award and the DCM Administrative Employee Relations Agreement 2012. The position is offered at Level 2 of the above Award. A Job & Person Specification will be available on Council’s website at www. mallala.sa.gov.au or may be obtained by contacting Council on 8527 0200 or via email: info@mallala.sa.gov.au. Enquiries can be addressed to Anne Sawtell (Customer & Library Services Coordinator) on the above number. Applications should be forwarded to: “Confidential” Ms Anne Sawtell District Council of Mallala PO Box 18, Mallala, SA 5502 No later than 5pm, Thursday March 28, 2013.

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Contact: 8862 1607 Email: royalbalaklava@optusnet.com.au

EXPORT OFFICER Full Time Position

Taylors Wines, a family owned and operated wine company is home to some of Australia’s most consistently awarded wine brands. With their head office located in Sydney and sales offices located around the country, Taylors Wines offer a friendly & progressive environment within which your career can flourish. The vineyards & winery is situated in the picturesque Clare Valley, South Australia & has been in operation since 1969. Taylors Wines is seeking applications for the position of Export Officer. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of tasks such as export order processing, wine approval, label printing, point of sale, sales support & customer liaison (internal/external). The successful applicant will have • Knowledge of exporting of goods (wine desirable) • Computer literate (Microsoft packages – essential / SAP - desirable) • Knowledge of logistics (export related desirable) • Attention to detail and accuracy • High level of self motivation • The ability to effectively communicate (verbal & written) With a positive attitude and a passion for service excellence and safe work practices you will become a valued member of the Taylors team. If you believe you have the essential qualities listed above, please post or email your application in the strictest confidence to: Export Officer Taylors Wines PO Box 90, Auburn SA 5451 Or via email to: admin@taylorswines.com.au

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The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala, or 69 Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, during normal business hours and any person or body affected may make relevant rep re s e n t a t i o n s i n writing concerning this application to reach the Development & Compliance Coordinator at 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala not later than March 28, 2013.

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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”

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HARVEST READY SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS Fully Equipped Mobile Workshop Servicing All… • Chainsaws • Brushcutters • Ride-ons • Lawnmowers • Motorcycles • Water Pumps • Generators and much more…

Call Jason on 0408 599 923 Email: harvestready@safe-mail.net

Chiropractor Dr Daryl R Brown Consulting Fridays 9am to 1pm at Balaklava Ambulance Station For appointments phone

8853 2088

LOWER LIGHT

SEPTIC SUCKERS 7 DAYS SERVICE!

Phone Roger: 0428 419 133

EPA18322

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT

ZONE: Residential (Mallala)

WeLder

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Send them something from home every week…

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SUBJECT LAND: Lot 1, 9 Aerodrome Road, Mallala, Hundred of Grace, CT: 5815/636

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

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Real estate after

Real estate

under an ADVERTISED blanket BALAKLAVA $155,000

BALAKLAVA PROPERTIES

• 3 bedroom well-presented home

on•an mattress BIR,ADVERTISED open plan kitchen/dine/family

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• All weather entertainment area

• 4 bedroom • 2 bathroom • Formal Dining • Outdoor alfresco area • Ducted evap a/c • $295,000

28 CHRISTOPHER ST • 3 bedroom • 1 bathroom • Modern villa layout • 2 living areas • Large kitchen • $265,000

32A WALLACE ST

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BALAKLAVA $220,000 GST Inclusive bathes in an ADVERTISED shower

• Light industrial site • Approx. 3738m2 with main road frontage • Large current tenant shaves withshed an with ADVERTISED razor

Feature House

BALAKLAVA $295,000 • brushes Beautiful return hisverandah teeth homestead with • Four double bedrooms plus a study or 5th b/room. ADVERTISED toothpaste

• Full length central hallway & polished timber floors • Ornate mantels & open fireplaces in lounge & b/rooms. washes soap • The with kitchenADVERTISED has a large walk-in pantry and original wood stove. • Situated on 1429m² block on the fringes of putsBalaklava on ADVERTISED clothes township.

$315,000 $299,000 drinksBALAKLAVA a cup of ADVERTISED coffee Executive Living in popular Wattle Ridge • Kick back on the front deck of this beautifully

Kelly Leach 0417 146 451 or 8842 3099

RESTORE SIGHT FOR JUST $25

• Established garden with good shedding and pulls off ADVERTISED pyjamas • Well tenanted – suit investor

BALAKLAVA - NEW

• 3 bedroom • 1 bathroom • 809m2 block • Large Pergola • $198,000

RLA205501

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• Elegant executive style home with modern presented 4 bedroom home. features • 4 year on approx 5 acrescar drives in old anhome ADVERTISED • 3 double size bedrooms, en-suite, 3 bathroom, • Spacious open plan living, 2 bathrooms & a study built-ins • Outdoor entertaining space & secure rear yard. AND THEN REFUSES TO • 2 large living areas, large kitchen area with OWEN $139,000 ample cupboards ADVERTISE BELIEVING IT Character Stone Home • Secure yard, double garage UMR, alarm system • HighDOESN’T press tin ceilings, Baltic pine flooring, stone walls PAY • Beautiful landscaped yard • 2 double size bedrooms, separate dining room • Ideal retiree home Later,could if business be 3rd bedroom is poor he AUBURN $389,000 • Open plan family room with feature built-in cupboard ADVERTISES it back foryard sale! • Garage, pergola, large Executive Two Storey Home • This grand home has 7m timber ceilings, slate BALAKLAVA UNDER CONTRACT flooring and character windows. Vacant Block of Land Approx. 850sqm.Residential • The kitchen has granite bench top and white allotment just right to make your new address. timber kitchen giving space and light. Within walking distance to shops and Schools. • Open plan living area incorporates the kitchen/ BALAKLAVA SOLD dine and lounge Two separate building allotments of approx. • Upstairs master bedroom with built in robe, 833m2 each. All services available. 21m street ensuite, reading area and side decking with frontage in good location great views. • The 2nd & 3rd bedrooms walk in robe in one & BALAKLAVA SOLD large main bathroom. Ideal location for your business, Zoned light • 9m x 4.5m swimming pool and decking area. industrial on approx. 3800m2. Includes a • Beautifully landscaped with multiple garaging transportable dwelling currently used as an opportunities which includes a 3 single carport, office complex. Large open fronted shed with single garage, 9m x 7.5m shed and 6m x 7.2m concrete floor & power & an elevated storage rumpus room shed

WHY IS IT SO??

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

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PORT WAKEFIELD $205,000 4 John Street

This well presented three bedroom home is everything you need for a weekender, family home or investment property. The cheery semi modern kitchen has plenty of bench and cupboard space plus a new electric wall oven and separate hot plates and adjacent dining area all with easy care flooring. The lounge room features a cosy slow combustion stove with a tiled hearth. Space saving built in robes are a handy feature in two of the carpeted bedrooms. The bathroom has been modernised with a new shower screen and vanity and the laundry also has built in cupboards. The exterior of the home also has many features including a shady back veranda with an area enclosed by shade cloth, free standing double carport and large steel frame shed. The yard also has an area put aside for vegies and has established fruit trees. The home is ready to move into so make an inspection time now.

PORT WAKEFIELD $205,000 42 Edward Street

This lovely 5 bedroom home has stacks of room and the kitchen and bathroom have just been renovated. The large as new kitchen presents exceptionally well and has ample cupboards and bench space along with an electric stove. The lounge is situated at the front of the home and has an open fire place and plenty of windows to take advantage of the afternoon sea breezes. The fully tiled bathroom is complete with bath, vanity unit and a linen cupboard. The laundry has also been upgraded with tile surrounds and new floor coverings. All the hard areas have been done now, so just enjoy the lifestyle. The home is set on a easy care block with rear access from the back street. There are tenants in occupation at the moment and it is showing a healthy return on investment. This property is tremendously priced for a quick sale so get in and be first to inspect so YOU get the head start on purchasing this property.

WHY IS IT? A man wakes up after sleeping under an ADVERTISED blanket on an ADVERTISED mattress and pulls off ADVERTISED pyjamas bathes in an ADVERTISED shower shaves with an ADVERTISED razor brushes his teeth with ADVERTISED toothpaste washes with ADVERTISED soap puts on ADVERTISED clothes drinks a cup of ADVERTISED coffee drives in an ADVERTISED car AND THEN REFUSES TO ADVERTISE BELIEVING IT DOESN’T PAY Later, if business is poor he ADVERTISES it for sale!

WHY IS IT SO??

SOLD

• 626 Saints Rd, Balaklava Stage 2 - Vacant Land

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

RENTALS

• 20 Kelly St. Balaklava $175/wk • Unit 2, 24 Ralli St Balaklava $210/wk • 33 Wallace St. Balaklava $240/wk • Whitwarta Rd. Whitwarta $250/wk

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21 Wharf Crescent

$90,000

This flexible property is situated close to the proposed Marina and Shopping complex on a generous sized corner block. The location and zoning create various possibilities subject to Council consents which could include a weekender close to the fishing amenities, investment or Holiday Accommodation. The block currently has a 3 bedroom shack with open plan kitchen dining & lounge plus separate laundry & combined bathroom & toilet. Do up or develop, its your choice.

SOUTH HUMMOCKS $240,000 Part Sec 484

This lovely 3 bedroom home with some built ins is the ideal set up with privacy, serene lifestyle and sheds with stacks of room. The land is currently cropped by neighbours but that could change if you want it for your livestock or motorbikes. The good sized modernized kitchen has ample cupboard and bench space along with an electric stove and dishwasher. The lounge has a slow combustion heater and split system air conditioning for year round comfort in the home. The bathroom is complete with bath, separate shower alcove and a vanity unit. The home is set in an easy care garden which has that lovely relaxed feel to it with storage sheds and enough aviaries to suit even the biggest bird lover. The other out building is of a generous size and I think it would take an effort to fill it up.This will certainly sell quickly so get in now and enjoy your little bit of Australia.

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Mallala denies Riverton a finals chance report by

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John Glistak

Wooroora Men’s Bowling Association secretary

HE final minor round for Wooroora Men’s bowls was concluded on Saturday. Some sides were secure in the knowledge that at least one week of finals awaited them. A number of other sides faced an elimination final, so-to-speak, as a win in their final match would secure for them a finals spot whereas a loss would mean their bowls were put away for another season. For the remaining sides, with their season already over, there was one final chance to cause an upset and throw the finals aspirations of certain sides into disarray. At the end of the day, 12 sides across three Divisions remain alive, proceeding into the first week of finals.

The main interest in the Division One matches played last weekend centred on the results of the Mallala vs Riverton and Owen vs Wasleys matches. Owen had already secured their place in the finals; Wasleys had to defeat Owen in their match to take fourth spot or hope that Mallala defeat Riverton, should they lose. In a 10-shot win, Owen accounted for Wasleys with two rinks up. Neil Harkness (O) had a good 31-16 win over Wayne Grady (W) while Tim Harkness (O) defeated Doug McQuade (W) 29-18 in their

balaklava high school sports day Kymba Zanker lunges from the mat in the long jump competition during Thursday’s sports day.

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adelaide plains basketball association

Storm’s Alex Wilson (right) tries to steal possession from Pumas’ Sarah Koch during the A Women’s semi final on Friday night.

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match. Sherri Nicolai (W) returned to winning form to record a 29-13 score against Glen Bubner (O). So, despite losing, Wasleys had now a six point buffer over Riverton meaning that only a Riverton win over Mallala would displace Wasleys from fourth spot. In that match, seven shots finally separated Mallala and Riverton with Mallala securing the match points with two rinks up. Peter Furst (M) recorded a 28-22 win against Mark Griffiths (R), and Brian Smith (M) accounted for Neil Rogers (R) 29-19; this combined lead adequately covering Barry Mullins’ (R) 26-17 win over Ian Stuart (M). This result meant Wasleys finished four points ahead of Riverton in fourth place and a final appearance; their first for some seasons. For Riverton, the loss brought to a conclusion a disappointing season for a side that showed potential on paper but not on the bowling green where it counted. The Division One round concluded with Hamley Bridge hosting Balaklava, a match that Balaklava eventually won by eight shots. Peter Thompson (B) and John Bubner (HB) shared the rink points after tying 23-all while Trevor Clifford (B) had a narrow 23-21 win over Paul Fritz (HB) and Barry Taylor (B) accounted for Cris Donohue (HB) 27-21. Port Wakefield had the final bye. n Continued page 20

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