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Fighting for your child’s future early development barriers continue

CONCERNS a large percentage of local children will struggle at school in future years on the back of developmental data has led to a push for communitywide action. Lower North Health tasked two UniSA occupational therapy students, Deryn Paton and Kirsten Hickey, on a community development project in recent weeks to determine

n EYES on the ball – Mallala’s Scott Hahn and Balaklava full back Derek Friedrichs battle for possession.

Les Pearson reports: weeks, community members have discussed many local educational barriers different barriers to raising healthy kids and have and other factors. The project, entitled “It decided that a communityTakes a Village to Raise a wide lack of knowledge Child” has involved ex- about how to support tensive local consultation healthy development is in Balaklava over the last their biggest problem,” Ms nine weeks, including can- Paton said. “However, we have also vassing several community groups and professionals found the community has many strengths. along the way. “Over the last nine n Continued Page 3

boiling point Balaklava’s close win as we warm up for winter sport! It was a searing hot start to local winter sport on Saturday, with footballers, netballers and spectators feeling the heat as our long, hot, rainless summer continued. At Balaklava for the season-opening Adelaide Plains Football League split round, it really was a case of boiling point – with Balaklava’s A grade footballers snaring victory over Mallala by a solitary point – 14.7 (91) to 14.6 (90). Mallala’s A1 netballers turned the

tables, defeating Balaklava 50-46. At Two Wells, the reigning premiers agained crowed, with the Roosters defeating Virginia in the grand final replay, by 39 points 13.16 (94) to 8.7 (55). Virginia’s A1 netballers defeated Two Wells 44-41. At Riverton, our top lawn bowlers battled for the Wooroora men’s premierships, with Port Wakefield waltzing away with a great double victory over Balaklava in Divisions 1

and 2. Riverton took out the Division 3 title. Port Wakefield defeated Balaklava 75-66 in Division 1 and Port Wakefield Blue scored a narrow win in Division2, winning 72-69 over Balaklava Blue. In Division 3, host club Riverton, which had the rinks and club in top condition, defeated Owen 86-72. Last Thursday at Balaklava, Mallala White took out the Wooroora women’s bowls premiership, defeating Owen 65-51.

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“My View” opinion column by reporter Les Pearson in last week’s Plains Producer drew an immediate response from Balaklava locals – and others. Les called for the removal of the old “silent cop” town icon, which raised the ire of many people. Their opinions are printed below. We have also heard from others who were in favour of removing the “cop” – but did not write to us. The article was purely an opinion

and should not be confused with any official plan to remove the “silent cop”. This is not the case. But we enjoyed the debate it prompted. As with other town icons, for example, the Ralli Park grandstand, hospital and certain pine trees, it proves people in Balaklava are passionate about their town. There should be more of it – and about many more local issues and town projects. Join in or have your say! – Editor, Terry Williams

Integral part of our rich history I sincerely hope that the article you wrote for this week’s Plains Producer was written on Monday, as an April fool’s joke! How dare you suggest that the “Silent Cop” be removed. For far too long, Balaklava wore the tag of the town that knocked down its history, and many of us have been working our butts off since then to stop the rot and try to preserve as much local history as we possibly can. The Producer newspaper dated January 21, 1926, referred to the newly constructed “silent” cop as “The Cenotaph” - a monument or memorial. As far as we know, there

were no monuments in the Triangle at that time. The article went on to say the “silent “ cop would have a “very beneficial effect in regulating traffic and minimising the chance of collisions at this very dangerous spot. It will be very bad for the car that runs into the column as F. Marshall has made a very substantial job of it.” You might think the “Silent Cop” is a useless thing, but it is an integral part of Balaklava’s rich and diverse history, and be assured there are many residents who will fight to keep it where it is. It is, indeed, an historical site – right in the centre of town – around which much of the town’s busi-

ness has been conducted ever since the 1870s. Stories of long ago incidents surface every now and then, such as unwitting attempts to remove or shift it, usually by inebriated persons suffering double vision as a result of too long leaning on the bar. I’ve heard of people seeing two “Silent Cops” and trying to drive between them! Thankfully, now that the “Silent Cop” is in the centre of a large roundabout, it is somewhat more protected from these wayward drivers. Balaklava has already lost too much of its history, eg. the flour mill, butter factory, all the old blacksmith shops etc.

We cannot afford to lose any more. Most of those who were born here or who have lived here for a long time appreciate the history and are helping to preserve it. Maybe it is time for a few history lessons for those who don’t, or can’t, see the value of preserving our history. If you want to put up statues, the place for them is in the Triangle. Please leave our “Silent Cop” where it is. Norma Schopp Balaklava Museum president & promotions officer. No chop, chop! I WISH to formally register my protest against any suggestion in regard to the removal or change to the ‘Silent Cop’

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in Balaklava. People say that the central sentinel is ‘oldfashioned’. I would say, however, it is unique and sets Balaklava apart from other towns. By all means, plant a garden that would be a show year-round, or lay lawn on it, but please, let’s not contemplate its removal. Ronda Hoskin, Balaklava Yes, a flag pole! I LIKE the suggestion of the flag pole. It (the ‘Silent Cop’ really is an eyesore though. Glen Ince, Adelaide Stupid idea I AM sorry but I think your ideas for removing the ‘Silent Cop’ are stupid. It has always been part of Balaklava. It’s how you can give people directions and them not be on the wrong roundabout. I am a local and will be very upset and angry if this is to be taken down. Please think about what it means to the town not just to try and get a story. Name supplied, Balaklava Heritage would go I LIKE this town. Small, quiet, friendly, the typical small Australian country town. Removing the ‘Silent Cop’ would be like removing a piece of the town, a little bit of heritage, or even a big toe. I don’t think building some big monument or having signage there would be of any benefit, except directing people’s attention away from what they’re meant to be doing, and that’s giving way to other traffic. The only thing needed is for the council to help with money on up grading and maintaining the garden. G Wade. Why change? NEW people, new ideas, which is fine but why can’t it stay? Why does everything have to change? Is it hurting you if it stays? Why does it have to change? While many have GPS in their cars, if people coming into the town are looking for a street, many use the ‘Silent Cop’ as a landmark. Many farmers use this. A n n e t t e Wi l s o n , Balaklava

THIS picture at left shows what happened to the ‘Silent Cop’ following Balaklava’s 1977 A grade premiership win over Hummocks. The traffic diverter was painted in the Peckers’ green and gold following a premiership presentation evening at the town hall. Current Balaklava Football Club treasurer and ultimately sensible resident, Brenton Read, who supplied the photo, confessed to being part of the mischievous group who defaced the ‘Silent Cop’. Brenton regrettably provided the paint and was on watch for cars with Gary Wilson while (un-named) teammates did the painting about 2.30 in the morning. The reaction from much of the townsfolk was less than supportive, condemning the act of graffiti on the town’s structural centrepiece. As a result, those responsible were forced to contribute towards its repainting. The ‘Silent Cop’ remained green and gold for little more than a week, before returning to its white colour, which it remains today. Two years later, the Peckers won a reserves premiership. Following threats from club secretary – and respected former local police officer, Murray Thorne – should the players decide to again paint the ‘Cop’, Colin “Stitch” Jenner manufactured a green and gold sleeve out of canvas, which slipped over the top of the structure. The sleeve was removed and confiscated by transport department workers not long after and never seen again.

Started as a ‘Cenotaph’ AFTER the comments about Balaklava’s roundabout in last week’s edition of The Producer, I thought a few facts from reading the paper over a period from 1903 until 2013 would be of interest. Since moving to live in Balaklava 20 years ago, I would name the roundabout as the number one improvement as it has slowed down traffic, kept large trucks away and made people obey the road rules. The ‘Silent Cop’ was built in 1926 by the Marshall Brothers and was referred to as “The Cenotaph”. The first accident did not happen there until 1933. Later, motor cycles became involved in a bingle 1952. Then in May, 1975 it was reported in the Plains Producer to be “scheduled for removal.” The ‘Silent Cop’ was covered in graffiti after New Years Eve in 1976 and in 1977, it was painted green and gold by the Balaklava Football Club after their celebrations. The same year, an amount of $2290 was allocated for a roundabout and a special meeting was called by Wakefield Plains District Council, which was attended by 60 people, mostly against the proposal. In 1988 talk of a roundabout had many businesses fearful of losing trade. It was not until the late 1990s that the roundabout was again brought forward and building took place in 2002, with Fisher Street coming into Edith Terrace and the ‘Silent Cop’retained in the centre of the roundabout. After completion, truckies flouted the law by running over the kerbing but delivery vehicles were still allowed to travel in that area. The ‘Silent Cop’ still remains an icon in the township of Balaklava, being heritage listed in 1995. Rex Penna, Balaklava

Rejuvenate the garden REGARDING Les Pearson’s story on the ‘Silent Cop.’ I have had my mind on the centre roundabout for a couple of months now, since moving to town. I am absolutely appalled at you wanting to remove a wonderful piece of history. You used awful words to let us know: “ugly thorn, rendered completely useless, no functionality, white, uninspiring, defunct piece of infrastructure, and futile eyesore.” How terrible and ridiculous! Les, your story was uninspiring. Also, if this is a defunct piece of infrastructure, why shouldn’t we restore it and keep our history? So, for you it’s out with the old, in with new? It’s a piece of significant heritage for the town, don’t you think? What about the focus on the vegetation and plants? Habitat and the environment? I am glad you mentioned it briefly. This needs to be the focus, including the lovely historical piece. I am an avid gardener and currently studying horticulture at TAFE. I have a passion for ‘greening Australia’ and love seeing natives grown. The plants around the ‘Silent cop’ are dead, scarce and there’s no imagination in the design. I would personally love to get some funding and rejuvenate the garden around this wonderful piece of history, so the whole roundabout is ‘colourful, pretty, historic and inspiring’. Emma Woodroofe, Balaklava Plains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013


NEWS v District

Kids are not developing

Community working to reverse trend

A HIGH percentage of local children are developmentally vulnerable and could face ongoing educational difficulties as they progress through school. Recent Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) data reconfirmed what has been known for some years now – too many children growing up in Balaklava and surrounding areas aren’t given the best possible start to their education. Targeting five-year-old children, the AEDI is a population measure of children’s development as they enter school. Based on the scores from a teacher-completed checklist, the AEDI measures five areas, or domains, of early childhood development, including physical health and wellbeing, social competence, emotional maturity, language and cognitive skills (school-based), communication skills and general knowledge. AEDI checklists were completed for a second time in 2012, with the first data collected in 2009 uncovering shocking statistics in Balaklava’s community profile. The AEDI Community Profile provides communities with AEDI results for children in their local area. The recent release of the Balaklava community profile from the 2012 AEDI data was just as grim. In the five areas tested, children in Balaklava revealed high levels of vulnerability compared to nearby areas, such as Hamley Bridge/Owen and Outer Balaklava, which is predominantly the rest of Wakefield Regional Council district. In physical health and wellbeing,

n AS part of their community consultation, UniSA students discussed early development at a local Australian breastfeeding association meeting. Pictured are back, from left: Kylie Catford, Dot Tiller, Roshanna Bull; Lauren, Amber and Liam March; Melissa and Elliot Smith; Monique and Jack Pym; Gaynor Tink with Jed and Brock Hore; occupational therapy student Kirsten Hickey. Front: Kylie, Elizabeth and Olivia Pym; Eleanor, Jonte and Lorena Burford; occuptional therapy student Deryn Paton; Jenny, Brianna and William Young. Bridge/Owen and three per cent for Outer Balaklava. Social competence, 29.2 per cent were developmentally vulnerable in Balaklava, five per cent in Hamley Bridge/Owen and 15.2 per cent in Outer Balaklava. The same figures came up in the emotional maturity domain. In communication skills and general knowledge, 25 per cent of children surveyed in Balaklava were considered developmentally vulnerable, 10 per cent in Hamley Bridge/Owen and 9.1 per cent in Outer Balaklava. In summary, 54.2 per cent of Balaklava children surveyed were considered developmentally vulnerable in one or more of the five development domains, and 37.5 per cent vulnerable in two or more or those areas.

Les Pearson reports: 45.8 per cent of 24 children surveyed from Balaklava were developmentally vulnerable, or considered below the tenth percentile. Compare that to Hamley Bridge/ Owen, where only five per cent of 20 children surveyed were considered developmentally vulnerable in the physical health and wellbeing bracket. In that bracket, of the 33 children surveyed in outer Balaklava, 15.3 per cent were believed to be developmentally vulnerable. It was a common theme across the other four areas, in language and cognitive skills, 16.7 per cent were developmentally vulnerable in Balaklava, 0 per cent in Hamley

Compare that to the likes of Hamley Bridge/Owen (25 per cent for one or more, 0 per cent for two or more) and outer Balaklava (27.3 per cent vulnerable in our or more areas, 15.2 per cent in two or more) and it makes for concerning reading. Overall in Australia, 22 per cent of children are developmentally vulnerable on one or more domains, while 10.8 per cent of children are developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains. On a positive note, there was significant improvement for children surveyed in the Wakefield Regional Council district in the language and cognitive skills area. About 15 per cent were developmentally vulnerable in this domain in 2009, a figure which plummeted to 6.6 per cent in 2012.

A Country Health SA spokesperson said there had been much effort put into addressing the concerning development levels in the district. “Country Health SA works with local schools, government and non-government agencies, local kindergarten and childcare centres as well as other visiting services to support families in Balaklava and the surrounding area,” the spokesperson said. “CHSA provides a fortnightly supported playgroup, a fortnightly kindergarten preparation group and members of the team also visit Balaklava regularly to provide therapy services to families. “It is important to recognise that it is too early to identify trends based on two sets of data from the Australian Early Development Index.”

Lots of love, but the ‘village’ needs to help • From Page 1 “Parents have hearts full of love for their children, want the best for them and do the best they can with what they have. The wider community also really cares for, and values all its children and wants to help support families.” Balaklava Community Children’s Centre (BCCC) director, Dale Gathercole, raised concerns for the development of local children at a Wakefield Regional Council meeting and reported in the Plains Producer about a year ago. She said the students have done some valuable work in recent months. “They’ve approached it enthusiastically and really tried to put the issue back to the community,” Mrs Gathercole said. The whole arrangement has been headed

by Lower North Health occupational therapist, Eliza Cottle, who was praised by Mrs Gathercole for her efforts. “She’s an enthusiastic and knowledgeable professional, and combining those two things makes her such an asset to this community,” she said. Mrs Gathercole said the steering committee charged with addressing the concerning developmental data, which she has chaired, would be dissolved next week, with a new group forming in its place. The group will meet for a final time next Monday, before the new steering group is established. Mrs Gathercole welcomed anyone interested in joining this important group to be at the RSL clubrooms in Balaklava at about 4pm.

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“We want family people, people who are passionate about their community and people who are keen to work hard in the short term for long term gain,” she said. “We want to involve people from local services that they can bring something to the early development debate and have networks to pass on. We just can’t leave this issue to chance and the community will benefit in the end.” A summary of the “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” project will be presented at the Balaklava Skate Park on Friday at 2.30pm, which includes a free sausage sizzle. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to find out what has been achieved so far and what it was like to be part of the process of the last nine weeks,” Ms Paton said.

“Also, what the future holds regarding action in Balaklava to help children right from birth do the best they can.” It is an area BCCC is also looking to promote. “We’re striving towards getting the message out to families on how they can support their children from ages 0-3, so when they get to formal education they have those educational pathways already functioning,” Mrs Gathercole said. Ms Paton said there was still plenty of work to be done and help was needed. “Supporting children to do the best they can at school is a priority for the whole community and the more people involved in the action, the more children will have a better start in life,” she said.

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One hurt in accident

POLICE inspect the damaged vehicle near Port Wakefield. • POLICE attended the scene of a single car rollover on Augusta Highway at Port Wakefield. One person was seriously injured and flown to hospital. The highway was closed for a short time but reopened soon after. BALAKLAVA • A 26-year-old man from Balaklava was arrested for aggravated assault. Police allege he assaulted his girlfriend in a domestic dispute. An Interim Police Intervention Order was issued. He will appear in the Clare Magistrates Court at a later date. DUBLIN • ON April 4, Mallala and Two Wells Police arrested a 19-year-old man from Dublin for two counts of alleged unlawful possession. KYBUNGA • BAROSSAHighway Patrol reported a 35-yearold Kybunga man for driving unregistered and unlicensed on April 4.

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TWO WELLS • TWO Wells Police reported a 51-year-old Two Wells man for assault on April 7. • BETWEEN January 26 and April 3, a motorcycle and a truck were stolen on Williams Road, Two Wells. A trailer, tools and building materials were also stolen. Police are continuing enquiries. • BETWEEN March 14 and 18, a portable fridge and filleting set were stolen from a garage on Canala Court. LOWER LIGHT • BETWEEN April 4 and 5, unknown suspects removed two slats from a window in an attempt to enter a property on Port Wakefield Road, Lower Light n ADVERTISING FEATURE

THOMPSON BCH • BETWEEN March 27 and 28 a vehicle was stolen from the driveway of a property on the Esplanade, Thompsons Beach. It was later found burnt out four kilometres away. ROSEWORTHY • BETWEEN April 4 and 5, cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle on Elizabeth Street, Roseworthy. RHYNIE • A 31-year-old woman from Rhynie was reported for failing to pay for petrol. It is alleged she obtained petrol from a business in Smithfield in November and made no payment. Follow-up enquiries led police to the woman.

Skate park almost ‘set’ to get rolling

SNOWTOWN’s longawaited skate park took a major step forward on Monday, when the concrete slab was poured. Catcon, which is constructing part of the Stage Two TrustPower wind farm, provided staff and equipment to create the massive base. After it cures over the next few weeks, steel components will be built on site and secured to the concrete. To prevent damage, people should stay off to the newly-laid surface. • Snowtown Skate Park committee members Ian Hillard and Bernie Altman, with daughter Kartia, were pleased the pour went smoothly.

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Export hay growers in the Balaklava region and anyone with an interest in the export hay industry should attend an Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) hay grower update at Balaklava Sports Club next Tuesday, April 16. AFIA industry development manager, Caitlin Scholfield, said the update would be a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of growing export hay and to catch up with other people in the industry. “The district has good access to hay export plants, and the market outlook seems positive, making now a great time to learn more,” Caitlin said. The grower update is sponsored by the Australian Exporters Company

(AEXCO), a company specialising in commercialisation of Australian-bred oaten hay varieties. “AFIA’s update is a great opportunity for hay growers, exporters and other members of the fodder industry to network as well as be updated on the latest information,” said AEXCO executive officer, Denis McGrath. The update is part of a series of national grower updates to be hosted by AFIA this year. Balaklava’s event will feature a presentation from Mick Faulkner on how to make quality hay for export. Balco’s Ray Mahoney will give an insight into export markets. The day runs from 10.30am-2pm. Call Caitlin on 0417 962 991 for catering purposes.

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The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) invites our members & friends to the AFIA export hay grower update The grower update will provide a fodder industry insight for the coming year, focusing on: • Making quality hay for export, with Mick Faulkner • AEXCO update & Oat breeding programs • AFIA industry update • Export market insight When: Tuesday April 16 Time: 10.30am until 2pm Where: Balaklava Sports Club, Ralli Park,Manley St, Balaklava Cost: Free to AFIA members. $10 for non AFIA members (pay at the door). BBQ lunch will be provided RSVP: For catering purposes only, to Caitlin Scholfield on 0417 962 991 or Caitlin@afia.org.au Keep an eye on AFIA’s website for updates www.afia.org.au For more information on the grower update contact AFIA on (03) 9530 2199 www.aexco.com.au

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Entry for the art award, “Christianity in art: an Australian perspective” is now open. The award will be held in June and features a number or prizes available to artists across Australia. This year’s theme is about the Grace of God, and gives the artists a chance to

The challenge will help to provide a slightly easier path for people in their battle with cancer, by raising funds for rural cancer patient accommodation close to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Snowtown Area School students won prizes for Super Sid colouring and “design a bike” competitions. The Student Representative Council raised $70 through the children making a donation and in doing so, being allowed to wear bright, safe, colourful clothing and ride to school on their choice of wheels.

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Easter and daylight saving are over, and as of Friday, it’s school holidays! Yippee! I don’t really know why we all say we’re busier, but it will be nice to “chillax,” at least a little bit, in the school holidays. In this modern technological and computerised era, which is supposed to make things easier, faster and give us more free time, how is it we are busier? Is it because we are so reliant on gadgets and instant entertainment and communication, we have actually become disorganised, poorer at “real” communication, thus leaving things until the last minute to arrange or change? Speaking of phones, did you know it was April 1973 when the very first mobile phone call was made in New York by engineer, Martin Cooper? That’s 40 years ago! The prototype weighed (in metric terms!) 1.13kg, was 22.9cm long, 12.7cm deep and 4.4cm wide. Basically a brick! It’s amazing how far technology has come, although, if we’re honest, there’s a lot we have or want, but don’t really need. There’s always something to do or people to see in the holidays, but there are some extra things listed in Take 5 today which might help you out if you’re looking for some different ideas.

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Balaklava Courthouse Gallery presents harpist and singer, Emma Horwood, for her Fringe production of “A Celtic Journey,” on Sunday, April 21. Concert starts at 1.30pm, followed by afternoon tea. Former Balaklava lad, Nic Lester has returned from the UK to perform in “Ode to Nonsense,” at the Adelaide Festival Theatre. The show is on April 26 to May 4, and is recommended for children 10 years plus. You might be able to squeeze that in just before holidays are finished. It’s great to see how far Nic has progressed since his debut with Balaklava Community Arts many years ago, when he won a lead role ahead of Owen’s Andrew Parker. Never mind Parkes, you might have missed your calling, but we still appreciate your musical talents here!

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Tarlee Primary School playgroup is held Wednesday fortnightly on the “odd” weeks of term, from 10am to 12pm in the Atrium at the school. Come along to meet and join with other families, with children getting to play while parents/carers have a chat and coffee. Bring a piece of fruit to share. • SRC has arranged a crazy hair and fancy dress day on April 12, with profits going to purchase new sports equipment. •And don’t forget the working sheep dog trials on this weekend at the oval and adjacent paddock. It’s a fun and a cheap family day out. Plus you’ll get to see how sheep dogs are meant to work! (Unlike ours!) Sevenhill The secret is out! Australia’s 100 top travel secrets have been revealed and Sevenhill’s Thorn Park featured at number 65. Well done!

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Heard! Talk of the town Two blonde bombshells travelled to Adelaide for a special Fringe act recently. But this was an act with a difference. It was a silent dinner! No speaking, mouthing, writing, or technology. This had to be a real challenge for this pair. Were they “saints” who had been put into an abbey on retreat? They gathered at the front of a private house, with 28 others, all armed with their BYO drinks (luckily!) and at 7pm, were marched into the backyard, in complete silence. Not a word until 10.30pm! Perhaps they had to be silent because the meal was vegetarian and the hosts didn’t want anyone to ask where the meat was. And police weren’t called for excessive noise (although some sirens and friskings would have livened the party). Not a good way to meet new people, but our two ladies managed to go the distance. At 10.31pm, they promptly left, last seen steering through a burger drivethrough, talking non-stop all the way home! That dinner has been ticked off their “bucket” list and, not surprisingly, our girls will not be attending next year! Their husbands are thinking of trialling a silent dinner at home soon too. That would work. Not!

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Mallala Adelaide Plains Chapter and Verse (through Adelaide Plains Poets), has a new short story competition, named “Fairy Tales Twisted Sideways.” If you’re a bit twisted or creative, and like fairy and twisted tales, this is for you! Try putting the tales together to create your own, and enter the competition. There are prizes to be won, and winning entries will be published in a collection. Contact Carolyn on 8527 2412 for further info. PORT WAKEFIELD From young to old, the seniors fitness group has been having Tai Chi classes on Thursdays from 9.30am to 10.30am. Great to see people of all ages being active.

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Sheep dog skills on show at Tarlee If sheep dogs are your thing, or you just love dogs in general, then all roads lead to Tarlee this weekend. The South Australian Working Sheepdog Association, in conjunction with the SA Yard Dog Association will be hosting competitions on Saturday and Sunday from 8am. Border collies will battle it out against kelpies in the two trial program. Watch the skill and patience required to work three sheep through a course of obstacles and

see the skill and tenacity required to draft and work a flock of sheep through yards and into a truck. This is the event’s fourth year. Western Australian comptitors, on their way to the yard dog nationals, will take part. “It’s not a common occurrence for the two very different types of trialling to be showcased at the same venue, with the added bonus of still being relatively close to the city,” said organiser, Janice De Gennaro. “There will be a sausage

ACTION from last year’s trials as Jo Flavel, and her dog, Old Mill Roy, compete in the three sheep trial.

sizzle on both days and morning and afternoon teas. There’s a playground for the children and on both days there will be a book sale in the main hall with proceeds from that going to the local Lions club.

“Admission is simply a donation into our wishing well at the main entrance, so anyone with a large family can have a fun day without any great expense.” • Anyone interested in

finding out more about the trials or the sport, contact Janice De Gennaro (Windsor) 8529 2302 or Peter Stevens (Tarlee) on 8528 5246 or 0409 137 618. Email shadow.1958@ bigpond.com.

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Keep the ANZAC spirit alive I n the lead-up to the 98th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing The Plains Producer is running the Sands of Gallipoli Keeping the Spirit Alive competition to highlight community links to the ANZAC spirit. Your story, picture or poem could win you a fantastic limited edition Sands of Gallipoli commemorative set valued at $255 or, for the youngsters, a cuddly soldier bear. Your entry could also put you in the running to be in Gallipoli for the 100th anniversary commemorations in 2015 as part of Military History Tours’ Gallipoli 100 Tour. This amazing prize is valued at more than $25,000. We want stories, poems or photographs of inspiration and pride, and how you see the ANZAC spirit linking to Australia today. Children 12 years and under can do a painting or drawing depicting the Gallipoli experience or the ANZAC spirit All entries will be published on the Sands of Gallipoli Keeping the Spirit Alive in 2013 community site. We will also publish selected entries. WWI historian, Brig. Chris Roberts, AM CSC (Rtd), says finding links to the ANZAC spirit should be easy. “Gallipoli and the ANZAC spirit are part of our national identity,” he said. “Mateship, courage and sacri-

fice – these are everyday Aussie values. When we dig in to help someone in need, or find humour in adversity, or are filled with awe at this beautiful nation of ours, we are living the ANZAC spirit.” The 2013 Sands of Gallipoli commemorative collection on offer features images from the Battle of Lone Pine. This battle was fought over four days in August 1915, at times in such close quarters and in such confusion that men of both sides resorted to bayonets and fists for fear of shooting their comrades. More than 2000 Australians were killed or wounded. Many more Turkish soldiers died. The centrepiece of this year’s Sands of Gallipoli collection is a remarkable artwork by noted

Australian artist Drew Harrison. According to Chris Roberts the artwork, commissioned especially for the 2013 design, is a critical record of Australian military history. “This work is equally as dramatic and evocative as Fred Leist’s famous 1921 painting ‘The Taking of Lone Pine’ but it provides so much more. “The accuracy in the uniforms alone, hitherto undocumented in such detail in previous artwork of the battle, makes this a truly critical record and a work to be studied by generations.” Sands of Gallipoli has been creating unique Gallipoli commemorative designs since 2003. Its respect for historical detail and reverence for the Gallipoli legend, gives it a well earned position as

Australia’s foremost Gallipoli commemorative series It is the only Gallipoli commemorative design to include actual sands from the landing site at ANZAC Cove, giving you the chance to hold a piece of Australian history. This year 10 per cent of all proceeds raised through Sands of Gallipoli will be donated to Soldier On, an organisation dedicated to helping today’s servicemen and women who have been wounded psychologically or physically in the service of our country. Only entries posted to the Sands of Gallipoli Site will be eligible for the major prize draw. Entries can be loaded directly to SandsofGallipoli.com.au Keeping the Spirit Alive in 2013 or sent to us here at editor@plainsproducer.com.au or PO Box 63 Balaklava SA 5461. We’ll forward your entry to Sands of Gallipoli Please include a picture of yourself – holding your entry or with your military memorabilia. Entries must be respectful to the memory of ALL who served at Gallipoli and should convey a spirit of inspiration and pride and the relationship to society today. Sands of Gallipoli commemorative products are available from participating Australia Post outlets or online at Sandsofgallipoli. com.au.

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Roseworthy base for mine training centre A 25-tonne decommissioned underground drill rig will be the central part of a dedicated training centre for the use and maintenance of mining machinery in Roseworthy. Maintenance Technique, based in Roseworthy, recently took ownership of the Atlas Copco Simba L6C Production Drill from BHP’s Olympic Dam operations following its completion of service. Premier Jay Weatherill said the State government had provided two grants, totalling $225,000, to help the company utilise the drill as a training aid for skilled workers in the mining industry. “Our minerals and energy sector is at an early stage of development which means it has significant potential for growth,” Mr Weatherill said. “It is examples like this, a small SA company benefitting from one of the world’s biggest companies to provide skills and training for the future which will help our state establish itself as a national mining services hub. “We have had a rapid increase in mining operations, and we will see more companies like this developing a mining services sector which can support this growth and also export its services to the wider world.” Mr Weatherill said $30,000 of the $225,000 would be made available to Maintenance Technique to fund a portion of the facility’s accreditation costs. “The training will initially focus on upskilling existing mining staff but participants would gain an Australian-recognised qualification,” Mr Weatherill said. “It will then be extended to new entrants to the mining industry, by retraining trades qualified staff either from downsized manufacturing industries or new entrants to the workforce.” Member for Light, Tony Piccolo, said the initiative highlighted the role areas like Roseworthy could play in supporting the resource sector and providing local jobs. “This impressive piece of machinery will be pivotal to providing the sort of training that could previously have only been undertaken on a mine site,” Mr Piccolo said. Maintenance Technique was founded in WA in 2007 but relocated to SA and partnered with PMD Australia to redesign and manufacture replacement drilling rig parts.

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From Salter Springs to USA, it’s the experience of a lifetime: PICTURE: Lisa Redpath

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AMBER Greenshields and Tristan Chapman will be experiencing different lifestyles in Montana and Kansas.

Taking the great ‘agri’ adventure seed grading and cleaning to do. And the bonus is, his host family has four daughters, so we might have a new contender for Farmer wants a Wife! Exchangees (often called trainees) request which country and type of farm they would like to work on. Amber, a competent horse rider, loves cattle and horses, so a request to work on a beef cattle ranch, requiring mustering on horseback, was an obvious choice for her. “For me, mustering cattle on horseback was the attraction, as I’ve worked on stations in Queensland mustering before,” she said.

LOUISE MICHAEL SPECIAL FEATURE Amber’s host family owns 40,000 acres and 2000 head of Red Angus cattle, and grows a small amount of hay for their own use. Amber, 21, has just finished a Diploma in Animal Technology at Tafe, and also Certificate IV in Fitness and Personal Training. Being one of six children, Amber is used to having people around. “My host family has five daughters, but only one lives at home,” she said. Amber will mainly help with general cattle work, but as the family also owns some sheep and pigs, she will have plenty to do. “Halfway through the exchange, my friend, Krystal Schutz, from Watervale, is coming over, and we’re going on a three week Trek America holiday, which will give us the chance to see some of the country,” said Amber. Both Tristan and Amber are looking

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forward to being involved with their host families and the communities. They will go out with the family and get involved in whatever they are involved in. Amber’s father, Mark, has been on the corporate board of AgriVenture for two years, and said the program is as much a cultural experience as work experience. “Our family has hosted exchangees since 1997, and we’d love more young people to get involved.” Applications are all done online, with an interview process to follow. The market for farm workers has increased, especially in Canada and USA. “Australian exchangees are in huge demand overseas, as they go in this program for the right reasons.” “They are considered conscientious, hard working and have a good attitude, something not often reflected in locals overseas,” said Mark. AgriVenture covers insurance for exchangees, and while the host family pays them the award wage, deductions for board and other items are made. “The cost to host families usually works out less than employing a local,” said Mark. “We’d also love families here to consider becoming host families for foreign exchangees,” he said. “Last year, we had to turn about 50 young people away as we couldn’t find host families for them.” Applications to be a host family are also available online. If you’re interested in working overseas, or becoming a host family here, check out the AgriVenture website (above). It is certainly an experience, no matter which way you look at it!

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alter Springs locals, Tristan Chapman and Amber Greenshields, are heading off overseas as part of an agricultural adventure late this week. Both are travelling as part of AgriVenture, formerly known as IAEA (International Agricultural Exchange Association), and will be away for 12 and six months respectively. Tristan is off to Kansas, in midwestern USA, for six months on a broadacre dryland cropping farm, and then hopefully to a reindeer farm in Sweden for another six months. He hopes to do some more travelling afterwards, but will decide as the year progresses. Amber is going to Montana, in western USA, for six months and will then return home. So why are they going and how did they come to be involved in this program? The AgriVenture program is for people aged between 18 to 30 years of age, enabling them to gain agricultural experience across many developed countries. You don’t necessarily need experience in this industry, but that depends on what the host family requires. USA has quite stringent requirements for exchangees, and in Tristan’s case, he had to have four years experience, TAFE certificate or university degree. “I’m really looking forward to going, as I can explore the world while working in the field of farming, which I love doing,” said Tristan. “My host family has 1,5000 acres, and crops wheat, sunflowers and maize,” he said. Tristan, 22, will help with general farm activities, and as they are heavily involved in seed production, will have plenty of

AGRIVENTURE offers a unique opportunity for young people age d between 18 and 30 to travel and work on a farm, in agriculture, horticulture or home management in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Europe and Japan. AgriVenture is run by the Interna tional Agricultural Exchange Association (IAEA), a non governmental, non -profit membership organisation which has been operating farm work placeme nts since 1965. About 30,000 young people have been hosted overseas on one of our programmes. The experience you gain on your farm work placement provides an excelle basis on which to choose or continu nt e your career. The AgriVenture program is aimed to bring young agriculturalists an experience money can’t buy. It’s a great way to see the world whi at the same time gaining some wor le k experience on a farm work placeme learning some new tricks and hav nt, ing a great time! 4 Go to www.agriventure.com for more details.

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NEWSv Agriculture Cheryl Wandel, from Mallee Grove stud, Blyth, had the honour of being judge of the pig section at this year’s recent Sydney Easter Show. Cheryl did a mammoth job of judging all breeds of pigs and then had to judge the best of all breed classes. There were 40 exhibits in the Berkshire class alone. Cheryl (left) is pictured with fellow South Australian Lousie Smith, from Loxton, who won champion boar of the show with her exhibit Belaryo Concord.

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Nuffield launches scholarships Nuffield Australia will offer a record number of scholarships next year to primary producers from right across the country. The scholarships, each worth $30,000, enable successful applicants to travel the world researching a topic of importance to them personally and to their broader industry. Up to 24 scholarships will be offered across a wide range of industries for primary producers around Australia. The application period opened April 1 and runs to June 30, for travel in 2014. “The opportunity to offer such a large number of scholarships is an exciting one,” said Nuffield Australia CEO, Jim Geltch.

“As an organisation, we are all about giving Australian primary producers the opportunity to access world’s best practice, and bring that knowledge back into the local agricultural sector,” Mr Geltch said. “To move from 18 scholars this year to 24 next year is a big step. It will greatly benefit Australian agriculture.” Recent local scholars include Virginia’s Hieu Ly, Manoora’s Helen Thomas, Clare farmer and innovator, Linda Eldredge, and Riverton grower Stephen Ball. Successful applicants spend a total of 16 weeks travelling the world – with six weeks of group travel through the global powerhouses of agricul-

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It’s time to fund your new ideas for your field of expertise by applying for one of the Ag Bureau’s long running awards – the Peter Olsen Fellowship and the Rural Youth Bursary. Both awards, offered by the 125 year old Agricultural Bureau of South Australia have paved many a pathways for previous young contenders, with the Fellowship of $8000 and Bursary of $5000. Entry is simple. If you are between 18 and 35 you are eligible to apply for the Fellowship, aimed purely towards those who have been farming over the past year and are looking to undertake further studies to increase their knowledge. This award is not limited to agriculture. It also invites anyone from within the viticulture, horticulture and aquaculture industries to apply. Entry for the Rural Youth Bursary is for those aged 18 to 30 and sweeps across the entire rural landscape, with the opportunity to pursue further study in any area of employment – as long as it is giving back to the rural community. Alex Milner-Smyth, executive officer of South Australian No-Till Farmer’s Association (SANTFA), is

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playing a vital role in introducing sustainable farming methods to the state through her project funded by winning last year’s Bursary. “As well as assisting with building your industry profile, the bursary is an effective way for young people to build specialist skills or develop their knowledge on a narrow or emerging topic. Developing an area of specific interest lends itself to a host of potential opportunities as your career progresses,” Alex said. Applicants of both awards will be selected according to prior achievements and abilities within the field, with their potential to further increase and apply their innovative techniques. Ag Bureau branch members can nominate a person for the Services to Primary Production award. This award is for anyone who has had a role within agriculture for some time and can include service industries, government, education, research or agro-politics field. August 19 is the deadline for applications. Details available from the Ag Bureau website, www.agbureau.com. au or by calling Admin on 8165 3221.

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Praise for sports club program

Courses will aid in ‘responsible service’

Councillors pleased with local response THE Lower North and Yorke Peninsula (LNYP) STARCLUB Field Officer Program was heralded a success by a number of councillors at last week’s Wakefield Regional Council meeting. Three elected members took the time to speak in support of the program, which was implemented late last year. LNYP STARCLUB field officer, Kristian Whitaker, was recently appointed through a partnership between regional councils, health services, community organisations and the State government. Kristian works throughout Wakefield Regional, Barunga West, Copper Coast and Yorke Peninsula councils. His role involves assisting grassroots sports clubs with grant funding applications and helping improve the

Les Pearson reports: functionality and structure of their organisation. In response to the quarterly STARCLUB field officer’s report in the council meeting agenda, WRC Southern Ward councillor, Rodney Reid, said the local community had clearly responded well to the program. Fellow Southern Ward councillor, Barry Smith, agreed. “He (Kristian) is very knowledgeable in the sport and recreation field and has made applying for various grants a lot easier for local clubs, so it has been more than worthwhile,” Cr Smith said. Northern Ward councillor, John Wood, also expressed his support. “He has certainly been very helpful in the work he

STARCLUB field officer Kristian Whitaker is pleased more than 50 local clubs have signed up to the program. is doing,” Cr Wood said. Mr Whitaker said there were about eight clubs signed up to the STARCLUB program when he first started, which has since risen to 50 at a recent count. “I think that’s quite a good uptake,” he said. “Signing up makes life easier for me as it provides me with instant club con-

tacts, which shows clubs are going out of their way to invest in their own club development.” Mr Whitaker said the Office of Recreation and Sport set a key performance indicator of having 15 clubs signed up in the calendar year. “The uptake so far has very much exceeded my expectations,” he said.

RESPONSIBLE service of alcohol (RSA) courses are being held around the district following new requirements under the Liquor Licensing Act. The change in the Act has meant regional sports clubs throughout the state with full club licences are training up volunteer bar staff with RSA accreditation. Lower North and Yorke Peninsula STARCLUB field officer, Kristian Whitaker, said he had organised two RSA courses recently on Yorke Peninsula, in conjunction with the Good Sports program. Mr Whitaker said the two courses, held at Wallaroo and Paskeville, were well attended, with 113 and 74 people getting accredited at the respective sites. He said the courses would be rotated throughout the district he covers, with the next RSA courses likely to be held in the Wakefield Regional Council area. Examples of clubs with full licences include the Hamley Bridge Community Sports Club,

Balaklava Sports Club and Port Wakefield Golf Club. It will become a requirement for these clubs to ensure only people with RSA accreditation can serve alcohol at their facilities in the near future. Mr Whitaker said clubs with a limited licence were not required to have RSA accredited people serving alcohol but it is worthwhile to get the accreditation regardless when the courses come around. “Most definitely as it’s all about good practice really,” he said. “At least a few people, if not all at a club, should probably do it, just for their own peace of mind.” As a guide, following subsidies from the Good Sports and STARCLUB programs, the cost of the RSA courses on the Yorke Peninsula were about $10 a head. Mr Whitaker said the RSA courses should be held in the WRC district some time near the transition between the winter and summer sport season.

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Pedalling to the port! “ Louise Michael reports:

All kids love racing around and doing skids on a cool BMX bike. But there are some “big” kids who still love doing that, including Port Wakefield Hotel’s manager, Darryl Gabbusch. Darryl had his appendix out more than 18 months ago, and while he was recovering, had a flashback to his childhood and looked up bikes on the internet. His interest was in “old school” BMX bikes (that is those made between 1977 to 1986), and he decided to buy a couple and do them up. “It’s finding that elusive part that’s fun,” he said. “Once, through the internet, I found a new seat for my old bike, still in its original packaging, somewhere in Thailand.” “Plus restoring old bikes is cheaper than doing up an old car,” laughed Darryl. Darryl now owns four bikes and has two on display in the hotel. In late 2012, Darryl started retro-racing at Cross Keys BMX track. “Basically it’s old blokes on BMX bikes, having a great time,” he said. Since taking over the hotel, Darryl unfortunately hasn’t had time to race. But that hasn’t stifled his interest, and instead of meeting in town, Darryl has arranged for the bikes to come to him! To share his love for

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PORT Wakefield hotel manager, Darryl Gabbusch, with one of his highly-prominent restored bikes in the hotel bar. BMX bikes, Darryl is hosting “Radelaide” on this Saturday, April 13, at the hotel. About 100 fully restored “old school” bikes will be at the hotel beer garden from 10am. Entrants will travel from all around the state, and possibly interstate. Bikes will be judged in various categories, and after lunch, the riders hope to take their

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BMXs for a spin around the town. Raffle tickets are on sale now, and one lucky person will win a brand new BMX bike and helmet, donated by Elizabeth Star Cycles. Proceeds of the raffle will go to Port Wakefield Primary School’s Canberra trip. Darryl and his wife Donna invite everyone

to come along and have a look at the very impressive collection of bikes, with some valued at $10,000. Admission to Radelaide is free, so it’s a great family day out. The hotel will trade as usual, so why not stay and enjoy lunch or dinner. For details on BMX bikes, check out OZBMX.com.au on the website.

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• FORMER Balaklava High School student, Ruth Coveney, graduated with a bachelor of sustainable environments (protection and management) and certificate III in horticulture.

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• FORMER Nantawarra farmer, Paul Taylor, collated a lifetime of notes, photos and drawings, to produce his debut book, “Birds of the Port Wakefield Area”.

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t is interesting to note how methods have changed in the past 300 years. Here are some of the commonly promoted home hints from the early 1800s: • Epsom salts, dissolved in beer and applied by brush to the windows, silvers and whitens them very prettily. • Chinks in the slab walls of prisoners’ huts are efficiently stopped up with a plaster made of cow dung and sand. • Rheumatism is relieved by taking a quarter of a pound of saltpetre, pounded as fine as sand, putting it into a quart of vinegar and simmering it in a pan close by the fire till the nitre is dissolved. It is then bottled. Rub the part affected therewith twice a day with

YEARS AGO March 1993

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the hand till quite dry; it has with many persons never been known to fail. • To expel mosquitoes, evaporate a small piece of camphor by holding it over a lamp or candle in a tiny vessel, taking care it does not ignite. • Fish bones in the throat often respond to a raw egg swallowed immediately. • For the destruction of rats, cut a piece of sponge into small pieces; damp them a little in aniseed then dip them in some

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appendage popping out the bottom of his shorts in a picture published in the West Australian about 10 years ago. Hasleby contemplated suing the newspaper as a result. Other players to be ‘exposed’ on a public forum include St Kilda pairing, Nick Riewoldt and Nick Dal Santo, who both emerged in the nick in pictures that went viral in 2010. The photos were released by infamous “St Kilda Schoolgirl”, Kate Duthie, and spread rampantly across the web. This situation differed greatly from the cases of Hasleby and Henderson, given their ‘exposure’ was made in error through their respective media outlets. Either way, they both ended up in a great amount of embarrassment to all involved.

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SO, Foxtel might be in some trouble for broadcasting vision of Adelaide Crows player, Ricky Henderson, with his strides down at half time of the game against Brisbane on Saturday afternoon. His bait and tackle was on full display, the footage of which spread throughout social media. It raises the question: how dumb can a broadcaster be? Seriously, how hard is it to monitor what is going on in front of a certain camera before cutting to it? The changerooms are somewhere I believe cameras should never be. I, as a viewer, have absolutely no desire to see inside the changerooms at any point of a match telecast. It’s not the first time a player has had his bits exposed on a public forum. Fremantle’s Paul Hasleby famously had the end of his

It just goes to show how easily an image or video footage can spread in today’s day and age. There’s a message to us all here and that is to be very careful of what pictures are taken of us, when. Something to compromise your reputation or dignity can get out there quicker than you can say “embarrassing”. For Ricky Henderson, there’s not much he could have done to avoid this situation. He was just doing the right thing, in the right place, at the right time. I see Joel Madden, of Good Charlotte fame, won an award for ‘Best New Talent’ at the Logies this week. Good for you Joel but I can’t fathom why anyone would consider you ‘new talent’ or even ‘talent’, for argument’s sake.

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• HANNAH Wilson collected four gold medals and a trophy at the seventh National Junior Wheelchair Games, three of which were won in swimming events. Hannah also received the perpetual trophy for achieving the overall best female time in the slalom event.

melted dripping or fat; lay them in the places infected and it will be found equal to the most expensive or dangerous preparation. • A dead mouse found under the carpet will leave a very objectionable smell. You will overcome it if you pour a few drops of vinegar onto a few hot coals or on to a red hot pan. • Rice water should never be thrown away – use it as a foundation for soup or stew instead of water. • Twenty grains of soda bicarbonate, taken last thing at night, is a remedy for sleeplessness. • Honey has antiseptic properties, and can be used with water as an eye wash. Undiluted, it helps draw the inflammation from boils and whitlows. It also helps glandu-

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monthly CHURCH TIMES april 14 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am Two Wells................ 10.00am CATHOLIC CHURCH Balaklava............Mass 9.00am Pt Wakefield..... Mass 10.00am Two Wells.................. 8.30am Virginia.................... 10.00am CHURCH OF CHRIST Balaklava.................. 10.00am Community church Pinery........................6.00pm LIGHTHOUSE Balaklava.................. 10.00am LUTHERAN Balaklava................. 9 & 11am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm..... Church camp Hamley Bridge........... 9.30am with Anglicans at hospital Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava, Pt Wakefield, Lochiel, Nantawarra.....10.30am & 6pm Parish service, Emmaus Halbury Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

april 21 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava.................... 9.00am Hamley Bridge..........11.00am Goyder.....................11.00am 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.................... 9.00am 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..................6.00pm Lochiel............with Nantawarra Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

april 28 A.O.G./A.C.C. Balaklava.................. 10.00am anglican Balaklava..............9am & 7pm 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.................... 9.00am UNITING Mallala....................... 9.00am Two Wells.................10.30am Owen Comm............. 9.30am Hamley Bridge.......... 11.00am Windsor..................... 9.00am Balaklava......................9.30am Pt Wakefield.............. 10.30am Nantawarra, Lochiel........... Join Balaklava or Pt Wakefield Tarlee.......................... 9.15am

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ORMER Mallala resident and Balaklava High School student, Jason Kennison, has witnessed some of the most amazing natural landscapes in the world but for him, these views are just another day at the office. “My current location, Laos, would so far be my favourite,” Jason said. “I can look out the office window and see the Mekong River, hills and jungle. “It’s beautiful scenery and I’ve got really great people to work with. “This mine site is also just coming out of green fields and it would be one of, if not the best, site I have seen or know of. “Weather is mostly nice, you get some rain in the wet season but overall just a great team of people to work with in a great place.” Within a matter of years, he went from slugging it out at an Adelaide business to contributing at some of the globe’s largest and visually spectacular mines. After finishing school in 2001, Jason completed a four-year apprenticeship as a heavy vehicle mechanic with Cavpower at Enfield. He worked there for six years, travelling around the state. In 2007, Jason started working for Thiess at its new Greenfields mine site at Prominent Hill and stayed there for three years as a heavy duty mechanic. “I was involved in the initial start up of the maintenance side of the operation, from a tent as a workshop, to a complete new workshop and expanding fleet of Liebherr 700 tonne 996 excavators and Cat 793D trucks,” he said. Jason then moved to central Queensland, working for Hastings Deering on 400 tonne CAT 797B mine trucks at the Dawson coal mine. “I completed a year for Hastings, before getting a role over in Kyrgyzstan as a heavy duty mechanic trainer for the local workforce at a large gold mine in the beautiful Tien Shan mountains, not far from the Chinese border,” he recalled. “This role was a mixture of supervising, training, advising and a mechanic for a local workforce from within the area, and a four week on/off roster. “The altitude was 14,600 feet, and the

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n CLOCKWISE from top, Jason Kennison views snow-capped mountains behind a mine in Kyrgyzstan; with armed security guards in Laos, working for Phua Bia mining; with brother-in-law Mark Graham and brother Mark in front of a giant CAT mine truck and finally, a view of the Kyrgyzstan mine. temperatures were almost always below zero and reaching – 40C.” Two years later, Jason was offered a senior shift supervisor role in the mobile maintenance team in Laos with Phu Bia mining, where he currently works. “Here, I am a senior supervisor of a local workforce and regional expats from Indonesia,” he said. His role involves planning work, worker

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Russians when growing up, then actually meeting, living and working with some I can see some things are comparable, but others are just stereotypes. “Turkey is also an amazing country to visit. Istanbul is a place so rich in culture and history. “Being at ANZAC Cove for the ANZAC dawn service in 2012 was something I will never forget, and would highly recommend any Australian going to see.”

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safety and ensuring worker availability. Jason said the Kyrgyz Republic a former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) country, was a captivating place to work. “The past history of the USSR is still present and the place and culture is different from the western world. “Working with some Russians was also fun. “It’s funny to have the way I pictured

The mining industry has many future pathways available to Jason, who intends on travelling down many of them. “With companies paying for flights, I can get the chance to change and alter them for longer stopovers or holidays in different countries,” he said. “It is also great to get the chance to work with so many different cultures in different countries and meet new people from around the world.

“Countries I have worked in have generally been poorer countries without the training, schooling and lifestyles we take for granted in Australia, so it can be a challenge, but at the same time very rewarding. He is still living in Kyrgyzstan at the moment with his fiancé, who is also in mining with a Masters diploma in mechanical engineering. There are few aspects to his life he would change. “I can’t complain too much as I have enjoyed every opportunity I have been given but as always in mining, being away from my fiancé, family and friends is tough,” Jason said. It’s not just Jason who has fallen in love with mining life, his brothers and sister’s husband all have careers in mining now. “Our father was a miner from way back, working in Australia and South Africa,” he said. “After a year at Prominent Hill, I was able to open up the door for my sister’s (Michelle) husband Mark Graham. “Not long after that, my younger brother (Mark) also joined up while already having a mechanic trade with McCracken Ford in Balaklava. “Soon after he was offered the chance to complete a second trade as an auto electrician with Thiess, which is great. “Since I have been working overseas, my youngest brother Chris has also been employed at the same site and is working on the ‘bomb squad’ (blast crew), dealing with the blasting of the ground for digging, and is now getting his ‘shot firer’ qualification. “It’s a great feeling to be in another country and know that they have all worked hard, doing well in their respective fields, and are all happy at the same place I was given my first opportunity. “They all had different backgrounds before mining, all given an opportunity and earned their stripes by working hard made the most of it to get themselves and their families ahead. “Life is good.” www.plainsproducer.com.au

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n RIGHT: Nigel Hodson and Aliza Hedaux were married at Apex Park on December 15, 2012. Nigel is the son of Chris Hodson, and Aliza is the daughter of Karen and Gary Hedaux.

n MALLALA couple Brad Hardie and Stacey Wilson were married at Port Elliot Soldiers War Memorial Garden, on February 3. In the wedding party (from left) are Brooke Wilson, Liana Wilson, Amy Henderson, Hillivi Harrison, Stacey and Brad Hardie, Sam Irish, Ben Edwards, Liam Whitwell, Brad Griffiths.

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n Bernadette Keech and Derek Altmann were married at Snowtown Catholic church on February 9, followed by a reception held at Hummocks Station. The couple, who live in Snowtown with their three children, Cooper, Austin and Kartia – who were also page boys and flower girl – honeymooned in Fiji. They are pictured with their attendants(from left) Mark Thomson, Claire Longbottom, Cory Stirling, Helen Hamilton, John Burns and Michelle Keech. n JARRAD Seiboth and Jackie Behsmann threw tradition out the window, by eloping to Hawaii to get married. The couple tied the knot on March 8 at Waimanalo Beach, then spent seven days in Hawaii before returning home to Erith, where they live with their son, Bodie. Jarrad is the son of Helen and Kevin Schild of Nuriootpa, and Jackie is the daughter of Alan and Karen Behsmann of Curlwaa, NSW.

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sport v Special LEFT: Thumbs up for a juicy orange from Mallala rising star Harry Beckel, playing in the minis at Balaklava. At rear is fellow young gun, Jack Heaslip. FAR RIGHT: Taking a breather after their Under 11 match at Two Wells are young Roosters Jack Stringer and Josh Williams. RIGHT: Susy Ewen, Ellie and Vicky Kolaroff try to keep cool at Two Wells netball last Saturday.

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SO this is winter sport? One could be forgiven for thinking this was a picture of a crowd watching the cricket at Balaklava oval last Saturday. Thiis group set up their brollies early and soldiered on all day through the warm weather. LEFT: Mallala A1 netballer Jayne Brown covered up with a brolly as she listened to the coach at quarter time. Stacey Hardie kept the fluid coming.

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SPORT v SPECIAL BELOW: Mallala U13 goal defence Tayla Robinson looks to pass forward.

BALAKLAVA U15 netballer Lucy Parker takes a pass as Mallala’s Zoe May moves in to block.

Balaklava Mini Mini Erin McRostie on the move.

start First gamers in the Two Wells Under 8s for season 2013 were (front) Jed Buckley, Jayden Majetic, Michael Daly, Noah Williams, (back) Dylan Henwood and Thomas Cooper. LEFT: Virginia U11 footballer Corey Johnson gets a kick away.

IT sure was hot and thirsty work for youngsters playing for the minis. This pair of fledgling Magpies cooled down during a break. Pictured are Thomas Tiller and Jasmine Barden. LEFT: Virginia’s little netballers (from left) Jessica Ewen, Kate and Olivia Campbell were happy to be starting out. Plains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013

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NEWS v District

Salvos to launch Red Shield appeal This year’s Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal will be launched on Sunday at the Salvation Army Gawler Corps by captain Darren Cox with local MLC, John Dawkins. Captain Cox said the launch was more than just the beginning of fundraising. “It is also a great way to bring the community together so we can explain how we use donations,” captain Cox said. “Funding helps maintain important social assistance programs such Community Support Services.” The Salvos want to build on last year’s appeal, which raised more than $15,000. Continuing in his role

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as appeal chairman, Mr Dawkins said the Red Shield Appeal was “such a remarkable cause.” “The Salvation Army through its appeal collects only once a year. It can’t be stressed enough how important it is,” Mr Dawkins said. The Appeal runs throughout May. You can support it in various ways, by donating or as a volunteer. The main fundraising doorknock is on the weekend of May 25-26. Community members are invited to become a ‘Salvo’ for a day to help out. Donations can be made at any Salvos Family Store or Thrift Shop. Volunteers or donors should contact the Gawler Warrick Barnes hopes new signs will deter motorists from driving over the fragile area. Corps on 8523 4844.

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shorebirds,” Warrick said. “The bead samphire is an essential plant species in this ecosystem and at the same time it’s quite delicate, so driving across coastal land where the plant is present can be absolutely disastrous. “When we protect the bead samphire, we’re not only protecting the local coastal vegetation, we’re also protecting an internationally important breeding ground for migratory birds from as far away as Siberia.” Warrick hoped the signs would remind people, particularly drivers, of the genuine role they play in preserving the internationally significant ecosystem that is in their own backyard.

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SPORT v Bowls Grand Final

Wakey’s double celebration Division One Grand Final

WOOROORA Men’s Bowling Section Division Two premiers – Port Wakefield Blue, back from left: Henderson Diehl, Roger McQuire, Les Johnson, Ken Stone, Michael Olsen, Dave Thorpe, Peter Baum. Front: John McNab, Rob Berry, Steve Reimers (holding shield), Terry Cluse, Phil Fontaine and Brian Hogben.

Division Two Grand Final

Back-to-back for Wakey Blue In what proved to be the closest grand final of the day, Port Wakefield Blue was crowned WMBS Division Two premiers, after a three shot win over Balaklava Blue. Balaklava Blue were keen to repeat their second semi-final performance against Port Wakefield Blue and deny them back-to-back premierships. However it wasn’t to be. A tight contest was evidenced in two of the three rinks during the early ends. At the break, Graham Olsen (BB) held a narrow two shot lead (13-11, 13 ends) over Terry Cluse (PWB) while Michael Olsen (PWB) was one shot up (13-12, 14

ends) over Colin Milton (BB). The final rink, however, was one-sided with Steve Reimers (PWB) ahead 20-5 (13 ends) against Bruce Moffat (BB). At the break, Port Wakefield Blue held an overall lead of 14 shots. The battle between Colin Milton’s (BB) rink and Michael Olsen’s (PWB) rink remained tight over the remaining 11 ends, so tight that the two rinks could not be separated at the end; a 23-23 final score line being recorded. Graham Olsen’s (BB) rink outscored Terry Cluse’s (PWB) rink 15-8 over their remaining 12 ends to produce a 28-19 score line, 11 shots up, in favour

SPECTATORS, Mary-Ann Burt with Jake and Kathy Harkness. BELOW: Carl Haasbroek bowls for Balaklava in the Division Two grand final.

of Balaklava Blue. On the last rink, Bruce Moffat’s (BB) rink had a better second half to lead 13-10 against Steve Reimers’ (PWB) rink, but not quite enough to significantly reduce the 15 shot deficit that their rink had at the break. In the end, one rink was tied and each side had won one rink but three shots still separated the two sides; three shots in favour of Port Wakefield Blue. Grand final scores: Port Wakefield Blue 72 (T. Cluse 19, M. Olsen 23, S. Reimers 30) def. Balaklava Blue 69 (G. Olsen 28, C. Milton 23, B. Moffat 18).

Minor premiers, Balaklava, defeated second-placed Port Wakefield by nine shots in the Wooroora Men’s bowls Division One grand final on Saturday, to claim the Charles Underwood Memorial Shield. Balaklava last won the shield in 2003-2004, whereas Port Wakefield’s previous premiership was back in 1996-1997. During the early stages of the match, Port Wakefield gained the early ascendancy and by the afternoon break, had held an 18 shot lead. Greg McPharlin (PW) was leading Barry Taylor (B) 16-6 (12 ends), Will McPharlin (PW) was ahead 19-12 (15 ends) over Peter Thompson (B) 19-12, while Ray Murphy (PW) held a narrow one shot lead (12-11, 13 ends) over Trevor Clifford (B). Balaklava’s fight back was expected, and this did occur after the break. Barry Taylor’s (B) rink held Greg McPharlin’s (PW) rink to just four shots after the break while accumulating 19 shots over their remaining 13 ends. The

final score was 25-20 in favour of Barry Taylor (B). The Trevor Clifford (B) – Ray Murphy (PW) clash remained tight throughout and after the completion of their 25 ends, a slender two shot win was recorded by Trevor Clifford’s (B) rink, 23-21. At this stage it was two rinks and a seven shot lead for Balaklava. At the break, Will McPharlin (PW) had held a seven shot lead over Peter Thompson (B) with just 10 ends to play in their clash. Over those remaining ends, Peter Thompson’s (B) rink gained only six shots while Will McPharlin’s (PW) rink amassed another 15 shots to finally win 34-19. So, with only one rink up and with a final margin of nine shots up, Port Wakefield were crowned WMBS Division One premiers for 2012-2013. Grand final scores: Port Wakefield 75 (R. Murphy 21, W. McPharlin 34, G. McPharlin 20) def. Balaklava 66 (T. Clifford 23, P. Thompson 18, B. Taylor 25).

WOOROORA Men’s Bowling Section Division Three premiers – Riverton White, back from left: Michael Mellow, Ross Hannaford, John Gilbert, John Glistak, Greg Stone. Front: Peter Koster, Russell Williams, Peter Kelly, Alec Lee, Marg Keast, Tallon Towers and William McDonald.

Division three Grand Final

Riverton White take shield Riverton White took out the Division Three grand final against Owen, with a final score of 86-72. Owen had a 4-1 record in the past month or so leading into the grand final, whereas for Riverton White, this was their fourth elimination match in a row having had to defeat Owen (to make the finals), third-placed Riverton Black (in the first semi final), and firstPlains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013

placed Port Wakefield Gold (in the preliminary final) to reach the grand final. The early stages of the match saw comfortable leads being established on each of the rinks. At the break, Peter Sullivan (O) had opened up a 19-7 (12 ends) gap over Peter Koster (RW); John Glistak (RW) was 1610 (13 ends) up over Robby Hill (O); while Ross Hannaford (RW)

had raced away to a 24-8 (14 ends) lead over Les Hean (O). The overall lead was 10 shots, in favour of Riverton White. Despite being outscored 14-8 over their last 11 ends, Ross Hannaford’s (RW) rink finished a handy 10 shots up, 32-22, over Les Hean’s (O) rink. John Glistak’s (RW) and Robby Hill’s (O) rinks had

an enthralling conclusion to their match with both rinks holding sway at different times. In the end a 14-14 score-line over the final 12 ends saw John Glistak’s (RW) rink win 30-24 over Robby Hill’s (O) rink. Peter Sullivan’s (O) rink held a 12 shot advantage over Peter Koster’s (RW) rink at the break, but a 17-7 run over the final 13 ends saw Peter

Koster’s (RW) rink just go down by two shots, 22-24, to Peter Sullivan’s (O) rink. So, when all play had concluded, with two rinks and 14 shots up, Riverton White was crowned WMBS Division Three premiers. Grand final scores: Riverton White 86 (P. Koster 24, J. Glistak 30, R. Hannaford 32) def. Owen 72 (P. Sullivan 26, B. Hill 24, L. Hean 22).

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SPORT v Bowls Grand Final WILL McPharlin, Port Wakefield, won the Wooroora Men’s Championship Singles.

WOOROORA Men’s Bowling Section Triples winners, – Balaklava, from left: Allan Chivell, Steve Hawke and Chris Cowan with Plains Producer managing director, Andrew Manuel.

WOOROORA Men’s Bowling Section Fours winners, – Owen, from left: Tim Harkness, Maurice Lauricella, Geoff Harkness and Maurice Miles, with Plains Producer editor, Terry Williams.

Wooroora Men’s 2012-13 champions

WOOROORA Men’s Bowling Section Pairs winners, – Riverton: Joel Tucker and Mark Griffiths.

With the conclusion of a close grand finals series, the presentation ceremony was conducted. WMBS president, Peter Furst, welcomed bowlers and spectators, and thanked the Riverton Bowling Club for hosting the grand final. The Wooroora Men’s Bowling Section sponsors were acknowledged – Bunyip Print & Copy, McArdle Pty Ltd, Ridley AgriProducts Pty Ltd, Schahinger Motors, and The Plains Producer. The Plains Producer was particularly thanked for donating the individual Championship trophies, and for promoting bowls in the area through its coverage each week in their paper. These trophies and the respective Championship perpetual trophies were presented by Andrew Manuel, managing

OWEN’S Peter Sullivan, Robby Hill and Les Hean in action during the Division Three grand final. Also pictured is Riverton White skipper, Ross Hannaford.

director, on behalf of The Plains Producer: Championship Fours: Owen - David Lauricella, Maurice Miles, Tim Harkness, Geoff Harkness (sk) . Championship Triples: Balaklava Chris Cowan, Allan Chivell, Steve Hawke (sk). Championship Pairs: Riverton - Joel Tucker, Mark Griffiths (sk). Championship Singles: Port Wakefield – William McPharlin. Premiership shields and badges were then presented by Peter Furst, with the assistance of senior vice president, Alan Chivell, to the respective winners: Division Three premiers – Riverton White: Russell Williams, John Gilbert, Peter Kelly, Peter Koster (sk); Tallon Towers, William McDonald, Marg Keast,

ALAN Northcott sends one down for Balaklava in the Division One grand final.

John Glistak (sk); Alec Lee, Greg Stone, Michael Mellow, Ross Hannaford (sk). Division Two premiers – Port Wakefield Blue: David Thorpe, Phil Fontaine, Roger McQuire, Terry Cluse (sk); Henderson Diehl, John McNab, Peter Baum, Michael Olsen (sk); Robin Berry, Les Johnson, Brian Hogben, Steven Reimers (sk). Division one winners – Port Wakefield: Malcolm Jones, Jarred Olsen, Michael Rankine, Raymond Murphy (sk); Josh Studham, Kieran Phelan, Owen Eglinton, William McPharlin (sk); Rob Studham, Morris Manners, Rick Hill, Gregory McPharlin (sk). Congratulations were extended to Port Wakefield, Port Wakefield Blue and Riverton White for winning the respective division premierships.

GIB Palmer, Balaklava, Owen Eglington, Port Wakefield and Mike Rankine, also Port Wakefield, step off the mat during the Division One grand final.

Mallala takes out Wooroora Women’s premiership

OWEN’S Beth Harkness bowls during the Wooroora Women’s grand final on Friday.

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MALLALA claimed the Wooroora Women’s Bowling Section premiership flag, after defeating Owen 65-51 in the grand final last Thursday at Balaklava. Helen Hocking’s (O) rink fought back against Carol King’s (M) rink in a thriller to be two shots up, 24-22. Yvonne Howard’s (M) rink had a convincing win over Beth Harkness’ (O) rink, finishing up with 25-7. Gloria Wandel’s (O) rink defeated Bev Roney’s (M) rink by just two shots.

WOOROORA Women’s Bowling Section premiers for the 2012-13 season – Mallala, back from left: Ian Stuart, Margaret Marshman, John Kieboon, Carol King, Lionel Miller, Ralph Barber. Front: Merrilyn Ebbs, Gwenda Cheek, Yvonne Howard, Barbara Miller, Bev Roney, Moiya Parkin and Vera Pieterson. Plains Producer,Wednesday April 10, 2013


SPORT v Football

Last minute win

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Lamond set-shot puts Peckers over the line • From back page Brad Hardie was engaged in an enthralling battle with Tate Michael on the wing and Justin Walker’s height tested the Mallala defence at times. With the wind at their backs after the major break, the Magpies drew away to a 19-point lead, with a big goal to Parish from 50 metres getting the crowd up and about. Mistakes began to creep into the game a little too frequently for Lubcke’s liking. “I thought our disposal was terrible,” he said. “We missed targets around the ground and when going forward. “Generally, our efficiency with hand and foot is an area we will need to work on. “I didn’t think we utilised our forward entries well enough.” With Joel Montgomerie leaving the ground with a rolled ankle and Jason Earl sitting out a large chunk of the match after straining a hamstring, Lamond was positive the Peckers could pull themselves back into the contest. “I was confident, based on the work we had done, the fitness would be there,” he said. “They had some key players that weren’t returning either, so I thought we would be a big show to come home over the top of them.” Balaklava added four quick goals, three to

Lachy Michael, while Dean Storic also unloaded from outside 50 to put the Peckers right back in it. Mallala answered back but with a onepoint lead, Stuart Lamond fluffed a simple chance to give his team the lead but followed up with another point from a set-shot. The final siren sounded soon after. “It was a hot day and a lot of blokes were running on empty, so it was probably going to come down to which side had the momentum in the end,” Lubcke said. “We let Lachy Michael off the leash and he kicked three goals in the last quarter. “In the wash-up, it was probably the difference between the two sides, just that one player not accountable on the one opponent.” The new forward line structure, including the output of Justin Walker and Luke Guy, and the ability to turn the game around worked well for the Peckers, according to Lamond. “Todd McPharlin and Aaron Cocks had great second quarters on the ball and Lachy’s last quarter showed his unbelievable ability to find the footy,” he said. “I don’t know the clearance stats but I felt we were on top in that area. “We had a pretty even spread of goal kickers, which is what we want I suppose.

“It has been something we’ve had to adjust a little.” While disappointed, Lubcke believed there were several positives to take out of the match, including the output of Jordan Clements, who found plenty of it through the midfield and across half back. “We only had him for half a season last year and he’s very composed under pressure, making good decisions,” Lubcke said. “Brad Hardie put in a

four-quarter effort from the wing. “I’ll concede we probably got beaten in the hit-outs but Will Farrelly’s efforts were great throughout the day. “I thought he imposed himself on the game.” Lamond said the win was a great start to the year. “It’s always good to get a win round one,” he said. “There’s always an element of unknown that round one brings.”

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MAGPIE Jamie Good about to kick away as Pecker Todd Scholz moves in to tackle, during the senior colts match.

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A Grade

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Balaklava Mallala

3.0 7.3 10.5 14.7 (91) 6.5 8.6 13.6 14.6 (90)

Mallala Balaklava

2.3 4.5 5.11 8.12 (60) 2.0 4.1 6.1 8.4 (52)

Two Wells Virginia

5.7 8.8 11.10 13.16 (94) 1.2 5.2 7.5 8.7 (55)

Two Wells Virginia

7.2 13.7 13.7 13.7 (85) 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.13 (13)

Goals: Balaklava - L.Michael 4, J.Walker 2, L.Guy 2, S.Lamond 2, R.McPharlin, J.McPharlin, T.McPharlin, D.Storic Mallala - S.Hahn 4, A.Bruggemann 3, B.Montgomery 3, B.Parish 2, D.Feeley, C.Rimmer Best: Balaklava - L.Pearson, L.Michael, A.Cocks, T.McPharlin, H.Walker, D.Friedrichs Mallala - J.Clements, B.Hardie, W.Farrelly, B.Parish, D.King Goals: Two Wells - L.Allmond 4, B.Spiteri 4, A.Pontt, J.Morrison, B.Slattery, S.Feast, T.Leighton Virginia - C.Howell 3, B.Wanganeen, E.Tsimiklis, B.Robertson, J.Stoyanoff, S.Taylor Best: Two Wells - T.Leighton, A.Pontt, N.Seccafien, B.Spiteri, R.Hooper, B.Hart Virginia - B.Wanganeen, B.Russel, A.Seccafien, C.Howell, C.James, A.Mark

Mallala Balaklava

Reserves

3.1 7.3 9.3 15.8 (98) 1.2 1.3 2.5 2.8 (20)

Goals: Balaklava - C.McPharlin, R.Lamond Mallala - B.Buchanan 4, J.Morgan 2, D.Pontt 2, B.Tucker 2, R.Kerr, B.Tucker, J.Speck, R.Russell, B.Smith Best: Balaklava - C.McPharlin, G.Willmer, J.Jenner, P.Shepherd, J.Greenwood, T.Zerk Mallala - D.Pontt, J.Morgan, J.Wildbore, R.Kerr, B.Buchanan, C.Hallion

Virginia Two Wells

4.1 8.4 10.12 15.15 (105) 1.0 1.3 4.7 4.7 (31)

Goals: Two Wells - T.Wake 2, B.Osborne Virginia - T.Lioulios 6, J.Platt 5, C.Campbell 2, R.Desmond, A.Pogas Best: Two Wells - D.Hardiman, L.Tryfopolous, C.Lamont, D.Lamont, J.Hart, T.Russell Virginia - M.Matheson, T.Lioulios, C.Campbell, R.Creek, T.Crampton

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PECKERS coach, Stuart Lamond, watches as teammate Luke Guy tackles Mallala’s Robert Montgomerie during Saturday’s A grade clash.

Goals: Balaklava - D.Michael 2, Z.Scholz 2, C.Arbon, J.Speissegger, J.Butterfield, L.Cunningham Mallala - B.Wilson 3, A.Coe 2, Z.Roebuck, J.Good, K.Hummell Best: Balaklava - J.Harkness, B.Krieg, J.Speissegger, C.Arbon, J.Wehr, Z.Scholz Mallala - J.Watson, J.Good, L.O’Leary, B.O’Leary, A.Clothier, Z.Roebuck Goals: Two Wells - L.Goss 4, B.Manning 3, D.Kotsano 2, N.Barnett 2, L.Billington, S.Stringer Virginia - No Goals Kicked Best: Two Wells - N.Barnett, J.Humphrys, B.Manning, S.Stringer, J.Wilson, A.Hart Virginia - T.Jones, J.Jones, J.Emmett, D.ChambersMatos, R.Hollands

Junior Colts

Balaklava Mallala

1.0 4.3 6.5 8.7 (55) 0.1 2.2 2.5 4.6 (30)

Goals: Balaklava - S.Speissegger 2, T.Webb 2, S.McRostie, K.Foord, A.Lawless, K.Binka Mallala - D.Howell 2, C.Walden, R.Thorne Best: Balaklava - W.Dixon, A.Lawless, S.Speissegger, J.O’Mahoney, S.Michael, T.Lamond Mallala - D.Howell, A.Kearns, R.Thorne, C.Walden, C.Binns

Two Wells Virginia

CHRIS Marshall, Balaklava, eyes off the ball in the Reserves game. LEFT INSET: Balaklava mini minis player, Jack Tiller, dives for the ball.

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would it be? The Rock If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do? Invest it into a five year term deposit If you were on the front page of the newspaper, what would the headline say? “He’s done it again!” If you could take any person on your next footy trip, who would it be? Errol Clarke What is the grossest item in your fridge? Coconut juice

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after round 1 games A GRADE Team P W L D B FF F A % Pts Two Wells 1 1 0 0 0 0 94 55 63.09 2 Balaklava 1 1 0 0 0 0 91 90 50.28 2 Mallala 1 0 1 0 0 0 90 91 49.72 0 Virginia 1 0 1 0 0 0 55 94 36.91 0 HW Eagles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 Hamley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 United 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 RESERVES Team P W L D B FF F A % Pts Mallala 1 1 0 0 0 0 98 20 83.05 2 Virginia 1 1 0 0 0 0 105 31 77.21 2 Two Wells 1 0 1 0 0 0 31 105 22.79 0 Balaklava 1 0 1 0 0 0 20 98 16.95 0 Hamley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 HW Eagles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 United 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 SENIOR COLTS Team P W L D B FF F A % Pts Two Wells 1 1 0 0 0 0 85 13 86.73 2 Mallala 1 1 0 0 0 0 60 52 53.57 2 Balaklava 1 0 1 0 0 0 52 60 46.43 0 Virginia 1 0 1 0 0 0 13 85 13.27 0 Hamley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 HW Eagles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 United 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 JUNIOR COLTS Team P W L D B FF F A % Pts Two Wells 1 1 0 0 0 0 51 3 94.44 2 Balaklava 1 1 0 0 0 0 55 30 64.71 2 Mallala 1 0 1 0 0 0 30 55 35.29 0 Virginia 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 51 5.56 0 United 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 HW Eagles 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 Hamley 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

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after round 1 games A GRADE Pos Name 1 Lee Allmond - Two Wells 2 Ben Spiteri - Two Wells 3 Scott Hahn - Mallala 4 Lachlan Michael - Balaklava 5 Caleb Howell - Virginia 6 Brian Montgomery - Mallala 7 Angus Bruggemann - Mallala 8 Luke Guy - Balaklava 9 Stuart Lamond - Balaklava 10 Justin Walker - Balaklava RESERVES Pos Name 1 Terry Lioulios - Virginia 2 Justin Platt - Virginia 3 Blair Buchanan - Mallala 4 Brett Tucker - Mallala 5 Jase Morgan - Mallala 6 Travis Wake - Two Wells 7 David Pontt - Mallala 8 Chritopher Campbell - Virginia 9 Braidon Osborne - Two Wells 10 Caleb McPharlin - Balaklava 11 Rick Lamond - Balaklava 12 Robert Desmond - Virginia 13 Ben Smith - Mallala 14 Jamie Speck - Mallala 15 Reece Kerr - Mallala 16 Ryan Russell - Mallala 17 Anton Pogas - Virginia SENIOR COLTS Pos Name 1 Lachlan Goss - Two Wells 2 Bradley Manning - Two Wells 3 Brad Wilson - Mallala 4 Noah Barnett - Two Wells 5 Dillon Michael - Balaklava 6 Dylan Kotsano - Two Wells 7 Zac Scholz - Balaklava 8 Adam Coe - Mallala 9 Jamie Good - Mallala 10 Kyle Hummell - Mallala 11 Liam Billington - Two Wells 12 Zac Roebuck - Mallala 13 James Speissegger - Balaklava 14 Luke Cunningham - Balaklava 15 Sam Stringer - Two Wells 16 Charlie Arbon - Balaklava JUNIOR COLTS Pos Name 1 Michael McFarlane - Two Wells 2 Sean Speissegger - Balaklava 3 Sean Hammond - Two Wells 4 Dylan Howell - Mallala 5 Tyson McLeod - Two Wells 6 Thomas Webb - Balaklava 7 Riley Thorne - Mallala 8 Ayden Lawless - Balaklava 9 Stewart McRostie - Balaklava 10 Kirk Foord - Balaklava 11 Bradley Poyuter - Two Wells 12 Karl Binka - Balaklava

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Scintillating start leaves Rams in Roosters’ wake REIGNING premiers, Two Les Pearson reports: Wells, kicked off 2013 with a solid 39-point win over rivals, Virginia, at Two Wells on Sat“We were a bit unaccounturday. able all over the field early on The Roosters jumped the as well.” Rams early, slamming on five With key forward, Brendon goals to one, including 12 Niklaus, missing for the Rams, scoring shots, in a damaging recruit Justin Stoyanoff headed first quarter. the Virginia forward line. It proved to be the major difStoyanoff went off injured ference between the two teams close to half time, joining a at the final siren. few of his team“We started mates unable off really well to return to the and the boys field. came out of the Two Wells blocks hard, had injury probwhich is always lems as well, good in the first forward Angame of the drew Hardiman season,” Two complaining Wells coach, of hamstring Mark Thomson tightness. said. Thomson “The tacksaid with the ling and presRoosters in sure around control, the the footy was decision not great and our TWO Wells co-captain, to risk his key clearances were Tallan Leigthon, had a forward was a good in the mid- day out in round one. no-brainer. dle as well.” Given Lee Vi rg i n i a Allmond was coach, Joss den Engelse, rued still providing a target, along the costly start to the match. with the resting ruckman, one “We were down five to noth- of three talls the Roosters took ing in the centre clearances on into the match, Two Wells still the back of (Simon) Feast’s had plenty of firepower. dominance, which hurt us on Virginia wouldn’t go away the scoreboard,” he said. though, both sides locked in a “We had to go back to basics shoot-out of sorts for the remainin the middle and try to get our ing three quarters. hands on the footy. Den Engelse said the heat “The boys weren’t proac- took the sting out of the match tive enough in trying to find in the end. the footy. “The way the game was

PETER Mylonopoulos, Virginia, is spoiled by Two Wells defender, Bryce Hart.

Brodie Kernot celebrates after kicking a goal in the Under 8 in-house match on Saturday.

TWO Wells forward, Lee Allmond, gathers the ball in front teammate, Anthony Pontt, shepherding Virginia’s Corey Stronach. PICTURES: LISA REDPATH

being played by both teams, it was either going to plateau or we were going to have to work our butts off to get back into it,” he said. Both clubs had a few changes to last year’s line-ups. Recruit, Josh Osborne, was used through the midfield rotations for the Roosters, while Ryan Hooper, returning from Woodville-West Torrens, coasted across the half back line. Hooper also took the team’s kick-ins. “He played well in his first game back with the club after a couple of years,” Thomson said. “He did all our kick-ins and had about 20-odd touches as well.” Co-captain, Tallan Leighton, started the season with a bang after struggling with injury in 2012. “I hope he stays fit for the rest of the year,” Thomson said. He also mentioned the efforts of Ben Spiteri, Ned Seccafien and utility, Anthony Pontt, who also rotated through the midfield and up forward. “He was quite good all day and his hands were terrific,” Thomson said. Virginia’s resilience impressed the Two Wells coach. “Their pressure was good and they played with a different

style compared to last year,” Thomson noted. “They really looked to play on at all times and use the first give from marks, that sort of thing.” As for his team, he commended the lads for their efforts. “I couldn’t have asked much more of the playing group,” Thomson said. “Everyone gave everything they had.” Looking back, the start aside, den Engelse pointed out several areas for improvement. “We let ourselves down by turning over the footy far too often,” he said. “Bits and pieces of old habits are creeping in at the moment, so it will take a while for the boys to gel together. “I felt (Barry) Wanganeen left his stamp on the game, while Brad Robertson was a little quiet by his standards and Steven Taylor just needs to get to know the boys a bit better. “There’s probably five or six new guys in the team.” Anthony Seccafien and Ryan Starr returned to the A grade team after spending a majority of last year in the reserves. “He (Ryan) had a big preseason and dropped a lot of weight,” den Engelse said. “Seccafien came in mainly due to our match-ups and he was very good.”

Ready to hit the field for Two Wells in the Under 14 season opening match against Virginia are (from left) Russell Brown, Will Nessling-Angus, Noah MunroLynch, Dakota Daly and Adam Vanzoelen. Picture: Bec O’Brien

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Home ground advantage for Rams Virginia v Balaklava BALAKLAVA’S record at Virginia isn’t great in recent years, with just the one win from three trips to the state’s market garden capital. That win came in the 2011 grand final but Virginia picked up three wins from the Peckers last year, including the six-point victory in the 2012 preliminary final. Brendon Niklaus tends to be the focal point up forward for the Rams. He will again probably have Derek Friedrichs for company. Balaklava coach, Stuart Lamond, is more than aware of the changes at the Rams. “They have a new coach with some different set-ups, but the core group of players is still there that we’ve played a lot of footy against,” he said. “Niklaus is a strong target, so we’re going to have to retain that midfield pressure to try to

stop that supply.” Barry Wanganeen’s match on Saturday got the tick of approval from Virginia coach, Joss den Engelse, but he will be looking for improvement from other recruits, such as Brad Robertson and Steven Taylor, this week. The coach believed it was pivotal to make the home ground a fortress and a win this weekend would put the first brick in the wall. “Especially at home – we don’t want to lose at home,” den Engelse said. “We’ll definitely look to improve our attack on the footy. “We’ve had a good rivalry with Balaklava, so we will have to lift our performance this weekend.” Lamond said there were some possible changes to the team, albeit running out the game injury-free on Saturday. “We came out of it unscathed, which is another

Les Pearson previews round 2 APFL matches pleasing thing and there were some players who impressed in the reserves, so selection will be interesting this week,” he said. Mallala v Hamley Bridge THERE have been some words spoken between the two camps on a number of forums so far, which lends itself to a heated contest on Saturday. So often, Hamley Bridge promise to deliver a contest to Mallala but very rarely followed through with anything

of substance. Could this week be the week? Bomber coach, Ash Barnett, would like to think so. Barnett, along with many others at the club, have put a great deal of work into bringing about resurgence at Hamley Bridge There is no doubt his team, with gun recruits such as Mal Greenwood, Toby Hasledine and Justin Zanandrea, should be stronger than last year. Mallala coach, Steve Lubcke, will have his charges primed for a

tough contest. “We can not under-estimate these guys,” he said. Disposal efficiency will be a focus at training this week, while maintaining a four-quarter effort is of particular note. “Once we get on top, we’ve got to sustain that effort,” Lubcke said. The coach was confident star midfielder, Joel Montgomerie, will play, while Jason Earl has been ruled out for a few weeks with a hamstring strain. “Early wins are so important so we’ve got to be going flat out to try and get that win on the board,” Lubcke said. United v HWE SIXTH and seventh respectively on the lad-

der last year, United and Hummcoks-Watchman Eagles (HWE) both have a point to prove in this weekend’s match at Long Plains. The Eagles have notably picked up Justin Cicolella, returning to his junior club, while the added grunt of Adam and Andrew Turrell jolts some depth back into a senior squad plundered by injury and availability last year. United should unveil marquee signing, Cameron Faulkner, who also comes back to his home club from Kadina. The Ettridge brothers, Koby and Tyson, will also get their first taste of Adelaide Plains footy after joining the Tigers from the amateur league.

Both clubs will have new coaches at the helm, David White guiding United, David Cluse heads the Eagles. New coaches, players and game plans all point towards renewed hope for the fans of both teams. Cluse’s fitness focus will undoubtedly bolster the engines of his team and these will be tested on the large Long Plains deck. A win would be such a sweet way to cap off the new season, so expect these these teams to go full throttle from the first contest. It should be a ripper but the Eagles probably look a little stronger on paper. We shall see come 5.30pm Saturday.

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Junior coaching clinic The 2013 Junior Members Coaching Clinic will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 6:00pm at AAMI Stadium. For full event information and to register attendance, visit 19thman.com. au. The hour long clinic, hosted by the 2013 playing group, will treat junior members to a range of football activities including the ruckbag and handball target. We hope to see all junior members there for a great night!

Crows jet: Carlton

The Crows Jet is set for Adelaide’s round five clash with Carlton at the MCG Saturday, April 27. Tickets include free parking at Cobham terminal, same day return service to Melbourne, a BBQ lunch, coach transfers and the chance to go into the Crows rooms if they win. For more information or to book, please contact Kelly Modra on 08 8440 6666 or kmodra@afc.com.au.

Adelaide Oval update

As major construction works steam ahead on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment, the Adelaide Football Club has provided an update on its membership transition to the innercity venue. All 2013 11-game members are guaranteed a seat at Adelaide Oval. Reserved seat members, who late February received an information pack on the transition, will be required to complete a Group Nomination Form in first stage of their relocation process. Visit 19thman.com.aufor the full update.

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Virginia holds on for close victory Two Wells v Virginia

A1: A new Virginia side held on to win a tight game against Two Wells 44 to 41. Two Wells has a brand new side and the girls took a few passes to gel. Virginia is also a brand new team, but they looked like they had played together for a while. Good start from Virginia’s goalies shooting well. Sherilee Matherson GA played well. TW7 – Vir 12. Sharnie Kent shot well in the second quarter, along with Emma Flanagan GS for Virginia. Good contest in centre court. Steph Angello and Michelle Menet. Defenders Cassandra Glenn and Rhiannon Wendland at both ends were strong . TW 16 – Vir 24. Two Wells had a much better third quarter settling into their positions. Sherilee Matherson GA Virgina had a great quarter along with Shanie Kent shooting 10 goals. TW 29 – Vir 35. Two Wells came out firing in the last quarter. Both goalies shot well for Two Wells. Two Wells took the lead late in the last but missed opportunities in the last minutes with Virginia holding on to win. TW 41 – Vir 44. A3: Two Wells started the game well with Leah Clifton at WA getting good clear drives and working the ball into goals to Michelle Dimasi and Jess Newman. Virginia’s Schae Trask at GK did a great effort trying to stop TW run-on. TW had a lead of six at the first break. TW16 – Vir10. Virginia kept up good defensive pressure as TW made a few changes. Virginia’s Olivia Hoogenhort GS, Kendall Wanganeen GA shot very well and kept up with TW. Shannen Weir TW C drove well at centre helping her side keep the lead. God for goal, WE went to a seven-goal lead. TW32 – Vir25. Jamie Dinham TW GK started getting two hands and deflecting and intercepting and combined well with Jasmin Schmidt and Amanda “Snowy” McHugh. Kylie Greenwood Vir C kept the pace steady as the temperature increased. TW43 – Vir37. Last quarter was very hard as everyone was tired and hot. It was a great

game by all girls, but Michelle Dimasi TW GA and Kendall Wanganeen Vir GA were best. Final scores: TW54 – Vir47. A4: The first quarter was very even with both sides working hard in the mid court. Players then settled and the team started moving goal for goal. TW10 – Vir 11. Virginia pulled away early with a goal by Wendy Salter breaking their run. TW picked up in the second half of the quarter getting a few goals back. TW 21 – Vir 23. Virginia pulled away in the second half of the third to increase the lead by seven. Kate Lange C TW, and Rebekah ScottWeetra GA V played well. TW 30 – Vir 37. Virginia continued to pull away TW working hard both ends to come back but Virginia working well under pressure. Final Scores: TW 38 – Vir 51. U15: Two Wells shooting accuracy was poor in the first quarter. Laura did well in defence hitting off with a cracker start to the season. TW 6 – Vir 0. Passing and movement in attack and goals worked good. Again Laura GK and Grace GD worked well in defence with numerous intercepts and rebounds. TW 12 – Vir 0. Chelsea changed into defence and kept up the tight defence. Both goalies were shooting more accurately with Jess GS shooting 4 and Amy GA 3. TW 19 – Vir 0. Virginia scored their first goal mid way in the last quarter. By now all the players were feeling the heat and the game slowed right down. Holly played well with a couple of good intercepts. Final scores: TW 24 – Vir 1. U13: Players from Virginia took the court for the second time on Saturday. The heat was evident. All the girls tried hard and were very persistent. Two Wells players had a good flow, which was reflected in the score. TW 30 – Vir 1. Rhiannon moved from GD to C and provided drive for Virginia. Two Wells defenders made their presence felt and kept Virginia players busy. TW 36 – Vir 1. Virginia forfeited at half time.

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New look Virginia triumphs The Great Reveal has begun. The selection process has been tested. Virginia and Mallala have stamped their authority early in the season. The unknown Virginian side proved they are more than up to the task, taking it to Two Wells who had a very successful season last year. Virginia did not win a game last season but won by three on Saturday. The heat was exhausting on Saturday. Perhaps the hottest opening round yet. Virginia coach Sherilee Matheson gave credit to the side line support who helped them push through their fatigue and hang on in the last quarter. “It was a great game for getting the club together with many stayed around to watch us play, including committee members and new president Elaine Booth,” commented Sherilee. Virginia did not come close to winning a game last season so it is a great bonus for this year’s competition to have a new team. So who are these new netballers at Virginia? Coach and GA Sherilee Matheson is from Adelaide. Sherilee was ready for a change having played at ETSA park previously and rounded up others she knew. This includes Emma Flanagan GS, Abby-Lee Barry WA, Michelle Meinel C, Christine Glenn WD and Cassandra Glenn GD. None of the girls have played in the same team before. Centre Michelle Meinel was awarded best player for Saturday’s game. Jamie Healey joined Virginia last season and continues as goalkeeper. Olivia Hoogenhaut will also continue. Sherilee complimented the Two Wells team

clare Bruggemann, Mallala, looks to pass over Balaklava opponent, Emily Shepherd, during Saturday’s A1 APNA match at Balaklava.

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Goal attack Jessica Weir prepares to pass in the 15 and Under match against Virginia. on their game Saturday. “Their GS (Sharnie Kent) couldn’t miss”, said Sherilee, “and their WA held the team together and deserved best player.” Two Wells was miss-

ing key defender Karen Penhall and shooter Nikki Darling. Six new girls took to the court lowering the team’s average age to 20. Coach Stacey Pym commented Virginia started

APNA netty star Name: Jamie Dinham Nickname: James DOB: 17/7/1991 Relationship status: Engaged Team: Two Wells Position: GD, GK Favourite netball team: Two Wells Who is the most damaging player (on or off court) in your club? Karen Penhall Who is your club’s hardest worker (on or off court)? Stacey Gameau Highlight of netball career: Moving up in grades

What’s your number one passion outside netball? Personal training If you could trade places with any other person for a week, with whom would it be? My fiance to give footy a go What’s the best piece of advice you’ve even been given? Never give up If you won $20 million in the lotto, what would you do with the money? Start my own gym

well and shot well all game. “We had a nervous start”, said Stacey, “but finished well, nearly stealing the win from Virginia in the second half.” Two Wells outscored Virginia in the second half, and were ahead by one in the last quarter. GS Sharnie Kent hardly missed a goal and took best player honours for Two Wells. Stacey has great hope for her team with lots of opportunity for improvement. Cristie Castle, Stephanie Agnello and new player Phoebe Schmidt all played their first A1 game on Saturday and did well. Defenders Rhiannon Wendland GD and Kerry Beagley GK kept their heads in the pressures of the game. Virginia led by eight goals at half time, Two Wells pegging in back to within three by the final whistle. Quarter Scores: Two Wells/Virginia Q1, 7/12, Q2, 16/24; Q3, 29/35; Q4, 41/44. Mallala ahead from start to finish Last year Mallala and Balaklava battled for fourth spot on the ladder. It looks like it will be another close competition this year. Balaklava had less new players compared to Mallala on Saturday and perhaps would have been considered favourites.

However, the constant pressure down the court from Mallala was a telltale factor in their success. Mallala got an early lead, ahead by six at the first break. Balaklava clawed back and was only one goal behind at three quarter time. They came out desperate to gain the lead in the final quarter, but Mallala held their own and coped with the pressure, winning by four goals. Balaklava coach Carolyn Michael was satisfied with her team’s effort. “It’s early days”, she said, “and we have lots we can work on”. Balaklava had moments of brilliance, particularly from C Gaynor Tink, GS Nadene Wehr and GD Jane Harding. Mallala coach Courtney Kerr was pleased with the win. “It was a great atmosphere. It felt like a final”, said Courtney. Indeed, despite the heat, there was high intensity with both teams keen to prove themselves. This is Courtney’s second time coaching Mallala A1 side. She also coached them in 2011. “Co-captain Tessa Jarmyn, GA, had a top captain’s game with intercepts and pressure, great to see from a shooter. Sally Wilson did well in GD. She is only 17 and usually plays in A2.” Courtney rotated her team to cope with the heat. Returning to the court for Balaklava was Gaynor Tink, 2011 Plain Producer medallist. Gaynor showed she still has it, winning best player for Balaklava from centre. Brooke Griffiths, WA for Two Wells delivered the ball consistently and was steady and focused, winning best player for her team. Quarter scores: Balaklava/Mallala, Q1 9/15; Q2 20/24; Q3 34/35; Q4, 46/50. The competition has already heated up.Apromising season is ahead. Can’t wait to see what Long Plains, Hummocks and Hamley bring to the court this weekend. Games are at 1.45pm at Virginia, Mallala and Long Plains. Good luck teams.

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Results of Adelaide Plains Netball Association matches played on Saturday A1: Virginia 44 (Christine Glenn) def Two Wells 41 (Sharnie Kent). Mallala 50 (Brooke Griffiths) def Balaklava 46 (Gaynor Tink). A2: Balaklava 54 (Jane Harding) def Mallala 37 (Liana Wilson). A3: Balaklava 44 (Rebecca Dixon) def Mallala 31 (Kayla Charles). Two Wells 54 (Michelle Dimasi) def Virginia 47 (Kendall Wanganeen). A4: Virginia 51 (Julia Starr) def Two Wells 38 (Kim Juvan). Balaklava 44 (Eleisa Hancock) def Mallala 23 (Kate Bubner). A5: Virginia 45 (Not Supplied) def Two Wells 40 (Not Supplied). Balaklava 35 (Aishlea Smith) def Mallala 23 (Jessica Iacapetta). U/17: Balaklava 29 (Alex Wehr) def Mallala 21 (Tiffani Graham). U/15: Mallala 28 (Lilliana Mathew) def Balaklava 12 (Amy Langdon). Two Wells 24 (Laura Oakley) def Virginia 1 (Vck Booth-Elliot). U/13A: Virginia (team forfeited) to Two Wells. Mallala 22 (Jacinta Cocks) def Balaklava 7 (Bianca Smith). U/13B: Balaklava 17 (Sienna Bond) def Mallala 1 (Tayla Robinson).

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SPORT v Basketball SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS - MARCH 23-24

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Girls grab a win Under 16 Girls

ADELAIDE Plains Under 16 Boys, back from left: coach Ross Sharer, Samuel Carslake, Dawson Page, Todd Scholz, Sean Speissegger, team manger Darren Scholz. Front: Jacob Butterfield, Tyler Moulds, Jeremy Lusung and Bradley Davey.

Semi final demise Under 16 boys

THE Adelaide Plains Under 16 Boys side made it to the semi finals of the 2013 SA Country Basketball Championships, held March 23 and 24 going down 42-22. The division five side played against Keith, Clare and Strathalbyn. Round one against Keith was a good start, however Keith climbed back, but Balaklava was able to hold the Keith boys off, winning 44 to 42. In round two the boys took on Clare, with a good start and ahead by 10 points at half time. Clare tried to come back and was able to get ahead by one point with five minutess to go. A couple of points scored gave AP the win, 39-33. The round three clash was against Strathalbyn at end of the day – the team was tiring, and this showed in play. AP were behind by

five points at half time and over the last two quarters, the scored changed quite often. The boys played hard and after a few changes in the score and a tight finish, the boys lost the match 38-39. In the semi finals AP came up against Strathalbyn again, and the team seemed pumped to avenge the previous day’s loss. The boys tried hard to get ahead but Strathalbyn were too good on the day and kept getting behind AP’s defence. By half time AP was behind 12 points, but the boys didn’t give up. The team kept playing and tried to get ahead but ended up going down 42-22. Overall, the team played well and all players put in a big effort. It was a great experience for all. The team thanked coach Ross Sharer and scorer Gavin Page and parents for their support. – Darren Scholz, team manager.

ADELAIDE Plains Under 16 girls had a tough draw, playing in division three at the Country Championships on March 23 and 24. Their first game was against Roxby Downs and despite their best efforts, lost this one 17-34. Adelaide Plains’ second game on Saturday was against Southern Yorke Peninsula, and in a tight tussle the girls went down 28-42. Their third match was a late one on Saturday night, so after Fasta Pasta for tea the girls came out and had a boomer of a game, although Fasta Pasta may never be the same again! Unfortunately AP just couldn’t get over the line and lost this game to Naracoorte 27-36. On Sunday the girls came up against first placed Roxby Downs in the do-or-die semi final. The girls all came out fighting hard and giving 100 per cent. There was only one point in this game, with both sides taking the lead at different times throughout. It was only in the last three minutes of the game that Roxby had a couple of lucky breaks and were able to secure the lead, runningh out winners by seven points, 24-17. Sarah Heaslip had a fantastic carnival and her three pointer in Sunday’s game had the crowd and bench on their feet as it put AP back in front by a point. Kirrily White showed

ADELAIDE Plains Under 16 Girls, back from left: coach Julie White, Tash Greenshields, Kelsey Wedding, Katrina Price, Sarah Heaslip, Georgia McCardle. Front: Jess Heaslip, Brooke Wilson, Kirrily White and Blessing Nyoni. she was the queen of hustling over the weekend, getting right up in the opponent’s faces and applying great pressure on them. Jess Heaslip, despite her size, amazed everyone with her ability to take on anyone for a tussle and wrested with players on the floor on many occasions. Georgia McArdle showed brilliant defence and vision on the court setting, herself up beautifully for some great shots. Blessing Nyoni ran everyone down with her speed and despite the fact she was the smallest on the team, was out-jumping everyone for rebounds. Kelsey Wedding and Katrina Price were incredible

Under 12 Girls premiers! ADELAIDE Plains Under 12 Girls, back from left: Rhea Lawless, Kara Binka, Emma Lane, Emily Anderson, Tamika Gregory, coach Bec Dixon. Front: Olivia Carslake, Lucy Dixon, Brielle White, Chloe Lamond and Ashley Baker.

Under 12 Girls

THE Adelaide Plains Under 12 girls were victorious at the City Holden 2013 Under 12 Country Championships, held on March 23 and 24, winning a nail-biting grand final against Naracoorte by just two points! The girls’ first game for the weekend was against Mildura. All the girls played a fantastic game with tight defence and great ball skills, along with great drive for the basket and scoring many goals. The girls’ skill level showed in the score, which finished up 30-16, Adelaide Plains’ way. The second and last game for the day was played against Naracoorte. This game was a lot tougher, which I think rattled the girls. Tamika Gregory drove to the basket well and dominated in scoring, and defence down the court with Rhea Lawless and Olivia Carslake was tough, however Naracoorte’s height proved too much for the girls, going down 13-18. Games started at 11.00am on the Sunday, and after pasta and early nights, the girls came out Plains Producer, Wednesday April 10, 2013

both in defence and attacking, rebounding endless balls and putting amazing pressure on their opponents. Brooke Wilson and Tash Greenshields had wonderful games, their speed, agility, defending skills and vertical leaps saw them having plenty of action. The girls fought to the very end, never giving up and giving it their all all weekend and it was a pleasure to coach them. Thank you to parents for their time and commitments to this carnival and also the December St Clair carnival, and a special thank you to Tania Heaslip for her fantastic job as team manager. Well done girls! – Julie White, coach ADELAIDE Plains Under 12 Boys, back from left: coach Andy Michael, Karl Binka, Matthew Freebairn, Ethan Brownlie, Zeke Scott, team manager and assistant coach, Kimberly Brownlie. Front: Max and Jack Heaslip, Thomas Michael, Josh Tiller and Aiden Viney.

Boys nab two from four Under 12 Boys fresh and fighting. Once again, there was fantastic defence work all the way down the court by Lucy Dixon, Chloe Lamond, Brielle White and Ashley Baker. This proved too much for their Keith opponents, with a landslide win of 41-11. The girls’ last game for the day was a tough clash against Mount Gambier, matching our goal shooting and defence, making it a draw. However, our tall girls, Emma Lane, Kara Binka and Emily Anderson took some fantastic rebounds and turned them into goals. The girls’ game skills and great team work paid off to get them to the grand final, which was played against Naracoorte that afternoon. With such great team work by all the girls and amazing basketball skills, with everyone putting in 100 per cent, we were able to come home premiers, with a grand final score of 18-16. The weekend was huge success and a great learning experience for all that attended. Well done girls – I’m very proud of you all, and you should all be very proud of yourselves. – Bec Dixon, coach

ADELAIDE Plains Under 12 Boys basketball side had a great weekend at Morphett Vale for the City Holden 2013 Under 12 Country Championships, held March 23-24. The boys played well as a team, winning two of their four games. Game 1: lost to Barossa, 22-28 The Adelaide Plains boys started slowly and took a little while to adjust to early pace. Zeke Scott took control and with some strong drives to the basket and great passing, put Adelaide Plains back in the game. Karl Binka shot well and gave great rebounding support until fouled off late in the game. Game 2: won against Jamestown, 48-20 Adelaide Plains controlled the game from the start and displayed great team skills and attitude throughout. Aiden Viney showed his skill level and drove to the ring consistently, scoring at will and drawing fouls. Josh Tiller made many strong intercepts and shot truly to score. This was a great win which gave the boys confidence for the next day. Game 3: won against Port Lincoln, 25-18

A tough aggressive game of basketball had Adelaide Plains showing their full potential during this encounter. Thomas Michael once again showed great ball control and scored freely early to give his team the ascendancy. Matthew Freebairn rebounded strongly at each end of the court and scored at will. The boys played an outstanding team game and thoroughly deserved their win. Game 4: lost to Willunga, 25-52 This game had to be won if the Adelaide Plains boys were to make the grand final. Ethan Brownlie was on fire early, scoring many first half goals and rebounding well. Jack Heaslip used his speed and great ball control to advantage, gaining many steals with his quick hands. As the game progressed, foul trouble hurt the team and the Willunga boys scored freely, progressing to the grand final. Overall it was a great weekend and the Adelaide Plains boys did themselves, their families and the association proud. The boys were a fantastic group to coach and I thank all parents for their support over the weekend. – Andrew Michael, coach www.plainsproducer.com.au

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YORKE PENINSULA FIELD DAYS INC

Cricket

Biennial Event

September 24, 25, 26, 2013

Location: YP Field Days Site, Copper Coast Highway, Paskeville

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The Gilbert Valley Cricket Club held its senior trophy presentation for season 2012/-13 on Friday April 6. The A3s made it to the semi finals, and the A5s were the only team to get into the grand final this year, but unfortunately were defeated. Association winners for the club were: James Vandeleur (A1 team of the year), A3 Cricketer of the year Sam Goodfellow; Sam also won the bowling aggregate with 27wickets, A5 Chris Busch batting aggregate 367 runs, Jason Owens bowling average 7.19 runs. A1: Batting agg: James Vandeleur 371 runs. Bowling agg: James Vandeleur 23 wkts. Craig Marshall Memorial Fielding Trophy: Tom Smith. HM McKeough Memorial Cricketer of the year: James Vandeleur. A3: Batting agg: Robin Schwartz 374 runs. Bowling agg: Sam Goodfellow 27 wkts. Fielding: Josh Nourse. MW Busch Memorial Cricketer of the year: Sam Goodfellow. A5: Batting agg: Chris Busch 445 runs (includes finals). Bowling agg: Matt Busch 21 wkts. Fielding: Nathan Busch. 100’s and 5 wickets/innings A1: James Vandeleur 111 no and 5/29; Craig Mullins 7/20; Justin Schahinger 5/42. A3: Luke Molineux 158; Sam Goodfellow 5/54; Luke Slok 5/37; Joel Wright 5/6; Luke Tassell 5/3. A5: Chris Busch 115; Matt Busch 6/31. Ivan Button Memorial Most Promising Under 21 Player: Jamie Molineux. Don Molineux Clubman award: Adrian Nourse.

Croquet northern yp

Results from April 3. Kadina White 2 games 30 points( B. Virgin 9 L. Kinch 4 – Jenny. Lydeamore 9 T. Roach 8.) Defeated Wallaroo White 0 games 16 points (J. Durden 3, J. Hendy 1 – C. Fuss 4, R. Skinner 8). Port Wakefield 2 games 32 points ( M. Algie 7, J. Lipsett 11 – A. Bishop 6, M. Simpson 8.) defeated Moonta Brown 0 games 12 points (N. Hatcher 6, J. Elverd 3 – M. Harvey 1, B. Bagshaw 2.) Wallaroo Blue 2 games 26 points (P. Kennett 8,I. Miller 8 - J. Marshall 7, R. Price 3) defeated Balaklava 0 games 16 points (L. Sutton 5, D. Williams 4 - N. Williams 4, J. Hilzinger 3). Kadina Blue 2 games 40 points (John Lydeamore 13, D.Rodda 12 - J. Wearne 8, S. Rodsted 7.) defeated Moonta Green 0 games 19 points (S. Donaldson 3, E. Trenwith 4 – B.Promnitz 8, K. Lamshed 4.) Snowtown – bye.

Golf balaklava

As the hoards massed at his feet last Saturday, our glorious president Ian Michael clanged on his crotalum, said some kind words for the most worthy, then stipulated proceedings for our “Winter Opening two-person Ambrose” before unleashing Captains Dave “The Ginger Ninja” Rodgers and Tania Matz to smash drives from the mens’ and ladies’ first tees respectively. Wayne “Chin Strap” Nagle then directed the 22 pairs to their tee blocks and the day began. It ended with Dave and man-mountain Mark Loy claiming the best “Gross Score” prize with their 71/63.75 result. The Book doesn’t mention who won the Nyowee Trophy, but we free thinkers would like to imagine that these two got their fair share of lamb loin chops. Scott Michael and Cherie Taylor (74/62.5) claimed first prize in the Nett section, followed by Ian Michael/Peter Friedrichs (75/66.75) and according to The Book, Ron Carney/Merv. “Hammies” Hameister (74/67.75) third. We note however that the pairing of Mike “Hat Rack” Smith and Andrew “Stick Figure” Manuel” were recorded in The Book to have scored 79/67.25 which, as anyone with a lick of rumgumption would think, should have nudged them onto the lowest podium step, but no-one argues with The Book! Thereafter, no doubt by this time requiring generous applications of morbidezza, came W. Nagle/D.Addison (77/68.25), W. Parkin/G. Leo (76/70), D. Taylor/R. Hart (78/71.75), Rosemary Jenkin/I. Jenkin (86/72.5), D. Hannaford/M. Keast (82/72.75), W. Berry/D. Trickett (83/73.25), M. Hahesy/A. Henstridge (86/74), Chris Hahesy/D. Goudie (87/74.25), J. Curnow/G. Sonntag (84/75), W. Lokan/ Demby Wandel (84/75), Tania Matz/ Jill Taylor (85/75.25), “Hartwell/Rankine” (83/75.5), Joan Anderson/Louise Michael (88/77.25), M. Liptrot/Toby Michael (93/77.25), D. Woodroffe/K.

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Tenders are invited for the following services

(1) RUBBISH COLLECTION & DISPOSAL

NORTH Western Croquet Association wind-up winners – Crystal Brook, from left: Wilma Hendry, Helen Greig, Erica Young and Dulcie Venning.

Crystal Brook wins North Western wind-up the North Western Croquet Association, comprising teams from Clare, Crystal Brook, Jamestown and Port Pirie, concluded the Pennants season with a wind-up hosted by the Port Pirie club on April 3. The club organised a two-hour match with drawn partners and drawn opponents, which was a wonderful way

Woodroffe (95/81.5), C. Heslop/B. Filsell (108/94.5) and Messrs. T. Nichols/M. Petherick (111/97.5). But wait - there’s more! - the A Grade Longest Drive was monstered by mighty Merv. Hameister on the 11th., the B Grade by Scott Michael on the 6th. and the C Grade by Mike Smith on the 4th.. Chris Hahesy claimed the Ladies’ Longest Drive with her elegant tap from the 14th. tee block. It was a bit of a “Silent Spring” with regard to Birdies, but we did score some Nearest The Pins, to whit: Ian Michael at the 2nd., Robert Hart (3rd), Mark Loy (8th.), Scott Michael (2nd shot into the 13th), then mighty Merv. Hameister cleaned up on the 10th., 15th. and with his second shot onto the 17th.. And that’s ‘er for now, but to advise that this Saturday she’ll be a good ol’ Stroke round as we slice and gouge our way through the field in search of the D. R. Cook Monumental (sic) Trophy, under the gnarled yet guiding hands of Robert Hart, while Austin Henstridge will pretend to be interested in tales from the greensward as he shelters behind the 19th.

Hamley Bridge

In a field of 27 players competing in the stableford event held on Saturday (30/3/13) Noel Stringer had a day he will remember for some time scoring a massive 46pts to win the day. Second place went to “The Prez” Gary Woods with 44 from Wayne White 43. Others to make the better half were John Mitchell 42, Bradley Zerna, George Dahlitz 40, Errol Branson, Wally Jackson, Ian Rohde, Dennis Nation 37, Barry Schwartz, Dave Russell, Max Grasby, Clem Tonkin, Bob Ahola, Colin Doudle 35. Birdies: Barry Schwartz, Noel Stringer 14th, Max Grasby 9th, John Mitchell 3rd & 6th, Colin Doudle 3rd, John Bell 1st, Helen bell 5th, Bradley Zerna 14th, Barrie Zerna 9th. Nearest to the pins: Dave Russell 9th, Doug Cooper 12th. 24 players competed in last Thursday’s Stableford Barry Schwartz being the only player to make 40 pts winning the day from Mick Nicholls, John Riley 36, Doug Cooper,Lance hatcher, Roger Hahn 34. Others to make the cut were Lance Hatcher 33, Kieth Kluske, Ron Smith, George Dahlitz, Ross Hienz, Wim Van Pelt, Fred Hewett, John Bell, Dennis Nation 32. Birdies: John Riley 3rd, Mick Nicholls 1st & 9th, Ian Ferguson 1st & 9th. Nearest to the pins: Wim Van Pelt 4th, Ian Ferguson 9th, Roger Hahn 12th. Saturday’s Competition was the opening day for the winter season namely “The Mark Gregory Day” which is played in Honour of the late Mark Gregory who was a member Of the club for close on 75 years and holding various positions in that time and described by many who new him as “one of natures Gentlemen”. The Winners of the four person Ambrose of which nine teams competed were Roger Hahn, John Bell, Helen Bell & Ian Ferguson with a 65/56.5. Second spot on the podium went to Dennis Nation, Steve Howe, Shirley Noble & Kieth Kluske 68/58.75 while 3rd went to Max Grasby Dave Russell, George Dahlitz & Colin Doudle 70/59.875. Nearest to the pins Stephany Martin 4th Doug Cooper 14th Ross Hienz 7th George Dahlitz 12th Pros Approach on the 9th was John Bell, Roger Hahn, Ian Ferguson & Helen Bell.

of socialising over a friendly game. The club then provided a sumptuous spread for lunch before announcing the winners of the season’s competition. Crystal Brook 88 points/463 hoops; Port Pirie Gold 70/538; Clare Gold 63/529; Port Pirie Blue 54/463; Jamestown 45/332.

TWO WELLS

Results from Saturday April 6, Stableford competition, sponsored by Noah’s Crossing Veterinary Clinic, 18 men and one lady. The opening at Two Wells Golf Club failed to stop the regulars attending the opening day for Season 2013. Captain, Paul Shields, welcomed all on behalf of the president, who was in Brisbane judging a dog show – Chris sends his apologies and will certainly be out next week. Paul also thanked those members who were available to attend the working bees. He provided an update on the progress of Russell Grigg, who had bypass surgery last week, and also the passing of Life Member, Peter Belcher. Russell is recovering well, and with slow steps will be back out amongst us later in the season. Another regular, Julie Holland, is also doing well and I hear soon to get back out on the course. We wish them both a full recovery. Russell has booked a seat on John Ball’s new buggy just to watch and get the feel of the course again until he is cleared to play. In the mean time it gives the rest of us a chance to win a few balls in his absence! Ian Smith, also injured after being savagely attacked by a rose garden, is waiting for his shoulder to recover and be able to swing the club again. The scrapes were dry, however no complaints as they will be oiled in the weeks to come as will the fairway grooves once we get the opening rains. A Grade was dominated by Gary Payne, with a solid 43 points. Vice captain, Adam Bail, was close behind with 41. Hoggy faulted on the back nine and finished with 39. With the small field in both B and C Grades, the grades were combined with Michael Davies solid on 42, close behind was Hans Linford on 37 and Steve Kelly also on 37. Scores A Grade: 43 G.Payne, 41 A.Bail, 39 R.Hogg, 34 S.Grigg, 33 Y.Frencken, 32 P.Shields, 29 A.Baker, 28 L.Grafton, 27 J.Ball. B & C Grade: 42 M.Davies, 37 H.Linford, S.Kelly, 33 I.Clark, 31 J.Spackman, 29 I.Telfer, 24 J.Boon, C.Weller, 23 D.Smith Ladies: 36 E. Grigg. Long Drives: A – R. Hogg. B – M. Davies. C – D. Smith. Ladies – Elaine Grigg. NTP’s: 1 – Y. Frencken, 2 – , 6 – J. Boon, 11 – R. Hogg, 12 – E. Grigg, 15 – S. Grigg. Birdies: 1 – Y. Frencken, 10 – P. Shields, R. Hogg. NAGA: D. Smith. Meat trays: Yogi, Andrew Baker, Michael Davies. Next week: Stableford – normal 11:00 tee off. The Match Play nomination sheet is up on the board – nominations close April 20. The second round to be completed by June 2. Annual membership subs can be paid to the secretary or the bar manager/committee member behind the bar. Please sign the membership book and if you have an email account, provide the details for the committee to keep you appraised of events and issues. See you on the course next week! Bring a friend to join our weekly adventures. – Paul Shields, TWGC captain

Tenders are called and invited for Rubbish Collection & Disposal for the YP Field Days 2011 event at Paskeville for the following periods: Pre event: Friday September 20 & Monday September 23 Event: Tuesday September 24, Wednesday September 25 & Thursday September 26 Post Event: Friday September 27 8am to 6pm each day (Rubbish removal from the site will be at other specified times on each day) All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Rubbish Collection & Disposal criteria before submitting a Tender. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013

(2) TOILET CLEANING

Tenders are called and invited for Toilet Cleaning for the YP Field Days event at Paskeville for specified times from Monday September 16 to Saturday September 28, 2013 All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Toilet Cleaning criteria before submitting a Tender. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013.

(3) PARCEL PICK UP COURIER SERVICE

Tenders are called and invited for the Parcel Pick-up Courier Service for the following times: Tuesday September 24, Wednesday September 25 & Thursday September 26, 2013 All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Parcel Pick up criteria before submitting a Tender. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013

(4) CRANE AND FORKLIFT SERVICES

Tenders are called & invited for Crane & Forklift provision & licenced operation for the following times: FORK LIFTS Friday September 20 to Monday September 23, 2013 Thursday September 26 (After 5.30 p.m.) Friday September 27, 2013 CRANES Friday September 20 to Monday September 23, 2013 Friday September 27, 2013. All Forklift & Crane operators must have their current accredition/licence & provide details with the tender application. All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Crane & Forklift criteria before submitting a Tender. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013

(5) SAFETY WATCH

Tenders are called and invited for the Safety Watch Services for the provision of:Surveillance within the Field Days’ fenced areas for eleven nights (7pm to 7am each night) commencing at 7pm on Tuesday September 17, 2013 and officially concluding at 7am on Saturday September 28, 2013. All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Safety Watch criteria before submitting a Tender. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013

(6) BUS SERVICES

Tenders are called and invited for YP Field Days Courtesy Bus Services Tuesday September 24, Wednesday September 25, Thursday September 26, 2013 (a) Daily passenger transport from Kadina, Wallaroo & Moonta to YPFD Site & return (b) Internal pick up buses (car parks / site) (c) Copper Coast Aerodrome pickup & return service All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Bus Service criteria before submitting a Tender. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Tenders must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Neither the lowest nor indeed any tender may necessarily be accepted. Tenders will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013

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Garage Sale - 6 John Street, Balaklava, Saturday April 13, start 8am. Huge range bric-a-brac; sports: lawn bowls, set golf clubs, bocce set; baby: 2x cots, high chair; tools: air compressor, welder, ladders; Furniture: chairs, hall, stand, shelves, restored leadlight kitchen cabinets (2), rugs, trundle bed, chest drawers, sundries. TV Trash and Treasure, Avon. Sunday April 14, 11am to 3pm. Gold coin entry or free if bringing old TV. Books, household items, jewellery, food, huge range craft, new stall holders from Adelaide. Stall $5/$8. Call Liz Davis 0407 283 833.

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CASH for cans & bottles, Owen Recycling - 18 Railway Terrace, Owen. Wednesday 10am - 5pm; Saturday 10am - 1pm or by appointment. Ph 0428 890 107. Coffee Morning. Lutheran Church Hall. Short Terrace, Balaklava. 10am on April 16, 2013. Welcome to all men & women for fellowship.

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.

Wanted

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

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Wanted to Buy

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

Galbraith Marie (nee Wood). To our dear Aunty, God’s richest blessings for your 100th year. From Lorna, Daphne, Coralie, Peter and all of their families. A wonderful inspiration in our lives.

Birth

WOULD - WISEMAN. Thomas and Tess are delighted to announce the arrival of Henry Noah on March 9, 2013. All well.

Birthday

Jericho - Murray is turning 80. Family and friends are invited to join him to celebrate at Blyth Bowling Club on Sunday April 21 for afternoon tea 2pm to 4.30pm. No presents. Just the pleasure of your company.

In Memoriam

Stewart - Hugh Robert. 11/08/1915 to 08/04/1983. Passed away 30 years today. Deep in our hearts you will always stay. Loved and remembered everyday. Sadley missed by Jean, Kelvin, Marilyn, Colleen and families.

Return Thanks

Nicholls - James Richard (Jim). Beryl, Claire, John, Richard and Ruth and their families would like to thank all relatives and friends who attended Jim’s funeral, have sent cards or expressed their sympathy. It has been most heart lifting. Thank you to all people who were involved in Jim’s life. You enriched him and he loved you all. We would sincerely like to thank everybody for all your kind thoughts & support through this difficult time for our family on the passing of Filip’s father Vince Scaffidi. Special thanks to all our staff for all your efforts and commitment during the last month. Thank You. Filip, Antonella Scaffidi and family.

Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir ANNUAL

CONCERT SUN APRIL 28 2pm at Bal Town Hall

• Guest Artists • Featuring Bal Canto • Tickets: Adults $10, Student $6, Family $25 • Tickets avaiable from TADS

Saturday May 11 It will be a trip down Memory Lane featuring Ukebox Stage Shows, Magic Moments & the Parham Singers ✓3 Course Dinner & Show ✓ “Memory Lane” ✓ Cost: $25 per person ✓ Meals commence 6pm-8pm ✓ It’s sure to be a fun night, so come along & enjoy

Pt Parham Sports & Social Club Bookings Phone: 8529 2211

Essential

YORKE PENINSULA FIELD DAYS INC

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

100th Birthday

Mother’s Day

Biennial Event

September 24, 25, 26, 2013 Location: YP Field Days Site, Copper Coast Highway, Paskeville Expressions of interest are invited for the following

(1) GATEKEEPERS

Expressions of interest are invited for the provision of Gatekeepers for the YP Field Days 2013 event at Paskeville for the following periods: Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 September 7am to 3pm daily Expressions of interest are welcome from Community Organisations/Groups and individuals. Conditions apply. All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Gatekeepers criteria before submitting an Expression of Interest. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au All Expressions of Interest must be submitted in writing and posted to: YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Expressions of Interest will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013.

(2)

OFFICIAL CHARITY

Expressions of interest are invited from recognised Charitable Organisations to be considered for selection as the Official Charity for the YP Field Days 2013 event It is our policy to allow only one recognized Charity (Charitable Organisation) to act in this capacity at our event and the selling of raffle tickets and charity collections by any other group or charity are not permitted which allows the approved Official Charity to have the sole right to raise funds for their organisation. All interested applicants MUST contact YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt to obtain a written copy of the Official Charity guidelines before submitting an Expression of Interest. Telephone: YP Field Days 8827 2040 or via email ypfd@netyp.com.au

WINTER IS COMING at Balaklava Community Library Regular Opening Hours: • Monday to Friday........9am - 5pm Closed • Saturday.................9am - 12noon Week School Holidays: Days • Monday to Friday...9.30am - 5pm 1pm-2pm • Saturday................9am - 12noon

May Terrace Balaklava Phone/Fax: 8862 1336 admin.bcl@balakhs.sa.edu.au

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.

All Official Charity Expressions of Interest must be submitted in writing and posted to YP Field Days Administrator, Elaine Bussenschutt OAM, PO Box 162, Kadina SA 5554 Expressions of Interest will close, and must be received no later 5pm, Friday April 26, 2013

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BALAKLAVA COMMUNITY

FRIDAY MAY 17

MONUMENTAL WORKS

APRIL 14, 2013

9am (traditional) and 11am (contemporary) at Balaklava Lutheran Church

9am - 12noon at Balaklava Town Hall

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

more information contact pastor Jim 0421 344 662

✓ Trading Table ✓ Raffle ✓ Early Food donations appreciated by 8.30am ✓ Helpers needed Call Kossie - 8862 2067

Situations Vacant

FACTORY / SALES

SUNDAY APRIL 14 “Something for everyone”

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

Virginia Community Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road • 10am to 2pm • Free entry

Craftsman built memorials

Balaklava Community Children’s Centre presents

MID NORTH

PEST & WEED CONTROL Specialising in the eradication of ...

• Balaklava Town Hall • $10 admission • Bar facilities • Taste testing of Gourmet food • Fashion parade from 8pm • Plenty of stalls: varying from jewellery, clothes, homewares, beauty desserts, flowers, scrapbooking, makeup

Maintenance Personnel Required Multiple Positions Available

• Assess risks and breakdowns, prioritise and act promptly to maintain the facilities and plant • Trade Certificate - Mechanical, Fitting & Turning or similar • Carry out planned maintenance routines

Maintenance Officer – Port Pirie • Permanent Full Time Position located at Port Pirie • Ensure assets on site are maintained and operated efficiently • Trade Certificate - Mechanical, Fitting & Turning or similar

Maintenance Officer – Balaklava • Permanent Full Time position located at Balaklava

FREE NO OBLIGATION QUOTES

Main North Road, Clare Phone: 8842 2001 A/h: 8844 5041 Toll Free: 1300 856 263 Mobile 0418 859 195 ABN 89660399532

Viterra is currently looking for multiple Maintenance Personnel to join the Grain Operations department in regional locations. These roles form an integral part of the maintenance teams.

• Permanent Full Time Position located at Ardrossan, Yorke Peninsula

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Viterra, a subsidiary of Glencore International plc, has extensive operations across Australia and New Zealand, servicing domestic and international grain markets. Internationally, Glencore is a leading integrated commodities producer and marketer involved in the production, sourcing, processing, refinement, transportation, storage, finance and supply of commodities needed by industries around the world.

Mechanical Maintenance Fitter – Ardrossan

✓ Flies, Fleas, Misc. Pests ✓ Rats & Mice ✓ White Ants ✓ Cockroaches ✓ Spiders ✓ Weed Spraying

HARVEST READY SMALL ENGINE REPAIRS

Situations Vacant

Fully Equipped Mobile Workshop

I can tackle large projects that make the best use of my skills to motivate me. The sheer complexity of the issues I face ensures I’m always fascinated. At SA Health, how my career develops is up to me. With diverse career pathways and lots of opportunities to shine, there’s no limit to what I can achieve.

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

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Yorke and Northern Region Ira Parker Nursing Home, Balaklava Job Ref: 511237 www.health.sa.gov.au/careers 1300 882 992

• Fault finding and repairs to mechanical, hydraulic, diesel and pneumatic systems. • Trade Certificate - Mechanical, Fitting & Turning or similar

Rare Market Garden Land

Electrical Maintenance Officer – Thevenard

FOR SALE

• Permanent Full Time position located at Thevenard, Eyre Peninsula • Electrical servicing, maintenance, installations and upgrades of all fixed and mobile plant and equipment • Fault finding and repairs to mechanical, hydraulic, diesel and pneumatic systems.

...do something more meaningful

• Class A Electrical workers licence

Carclew Road, Penfield Gardens

These roles are responsible for the mechanical servicing, maintenance, installations and upgrades of all fixed equipment and associated plant within the area and to ensure that this plant is adequately maintained and remains available for all operational requirements. For further information or to apply please visit our website www. viterra.com and go to the ‘About Viterra’ tab to read more and view the position descriptions. For further details on the Balaklava and Port Pirie roles, please contact Stephen Pierce on 08 8862 0200. For further details on the Ardrossan role, please contact Barry Stringer on 0409 225 388. For further details on the Thevenard role, please contact Joanne Klitscher on 08 8625 2212. Please note we are not accepting Recruitment Agency submissions at this time.

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For Sale by EOI closing Thurs 25 April at 4pm www.colliers.com.au/500667459 Jesse Manuel 0421 550 242 08 8305 8857 Tim Altschwager 0408 814 699 08 8305 8844

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

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NEW • 40 acres • 3 bedroom • 2 Large Sheds • Cropping land • $475,000 WIWO

Installer/ Technician Your Sales, Installation, Repair & Automation Specialist

• Open 10.30am • 4 bedroom • WIR’s • 4 bay garage • Modern Kitchen • Solar Panels • $350,000

CHRIS THE ROLLER DOOR MAN Ph: 0400 343 686

Chiropractor Dr Daryl R Brown

BALAKLAVA

24 KELLY ST BALAKLAVA

• Open 9.45am • 3 bedroom • Neat yard • $175,000

SEPTIC SUCKERS 7 DAYS SERVICE!

BALAKLAVA

5 SAINT ST BALAKLAVA

LOWER LIGHT

$159,000

• Affordable home in a highly sought after location • Close to all the Balaklava schools, swimming pool, parks & main street • 2 double size bedrooms with carpet & nice window treatments • Open plan living with country style kitchen & lounge • Ceiling fan & reverse cycle a/c add to the comfort of this home • Bathroom, toilet & laundry all under the main roof

• Open 11.00am • 4 bedroom • 2 bathroom • $305,000

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• Built in 1994 with 4 bedrooms and study and open kitchen dining area • Extremely well presented home, in a quiet street • Impressive gardens that lead to an excellent entertaining area • Externally large garage, fruit trees

$119,000

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

BALAKLAVA

New Price $179,950

BALAKLAVA

$315,000

• Stylishly renovated solid stone 3 bedroom home • High 12ft ceilings, central hallway, country style kitchen • Slow combustion heater & split system reverse cycle air-conditioner • Undercover pergola, large carport, lockable shed, large yard Executive Living in popular Wattle Ridge • Elegant executive style home with modern features • 3 double size bedrooms, ensuite, 3 bathroom, built-ins • 2 large living areas, large kitchen area with ample cupboards • Secure yard, double garage UMR, alarm system • Beautiful landscaped yard • Ideal retiree home

RECENTLY SOLD PROPERTIES Tresize Way Clare, Blyth Rd Clare, West Tce Clare, Main North Rd Watervale, Horrocks Rd Penwortham, North St Auburn

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$295,000

• Beautiful return verandah homestead • Four double bedrooms plus a study or 5th bedroom. • Full length central hallway & polished timber floors • Ornate mantels & open fireplaces in lounge and bedrooms. • The kitchen has a large walk-in pantry and original wood stove. • Situated on 1429m² block on the fringes of Balaklava township.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SELLING ???

It’s time to get proactive if you are. Recent good sales are exhausting our listings and we still have purchasers waiting for the right property so contact us now to see if yours may suit them. 6 / 1 Charles St, Balaklava SOLD •• Unit Unit 3/5 Scotland St, Balaklava U/CONTRACT

• 29 Walsh St, Balaklava

PORT WAKEFIELD $205,000 4 John Street

NEW

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20 Kelly Street

$149,000

• Timber frame • 3 bedroom • Set on 717 m2 (approx) • Block close to schools • Centrally position dining & kitchen • Gas space heater •Wall a/c

PT WAKEFIELD $90,000 21 Wharf Crescent

BALAKLAVA

8 Elizabeth Street

$85,000

• 3 bedrooms • Quiet no through road • Large allotment of 1012 m2 (approx) • Wood panelling feature in lounge • Double garage • Come & see the potential and value for yourself

SNOWTOWN 15 First Street

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23 Harris Street

$189,500

• 3 bedroom • Semi modern kitchen • Family home or investment property • Slow combustion stove • New shower screen & vanity • Shady back veranda • Double carport

Versatile property on approx. 750m2. Zoned Tourist Accommodation • 3 bedroom shack • Flexible property • Generous sized corner block • Open plan kitchen, dining & lounge

PORT WAKEFIELD $205,000 42 Edward Street

SOUTH HUMMOCKS $240,000 Part Sec 484

• 5 bedroom • Stacks of room • Renovated bathroom & kitchen • Open fire place • New laundry • Easy care block • Priced for a quick sale

• 3 bedroom • Ideal set-up with privacy • Good sized modernized kitchen • Slow combustion heater • Split system air conditioning • Easy care garden • Storage sheds

Rare chance to purchase a new home

• 3 Bedrooms • In new subdivision • Kitchen has ample bench space • Sizeable lounge • Easy care gardens • Very affordable investment property

PT WAKEFIELD $150,000 4 Phillips Street

Tremendous 3 bedroom stone cottage in a great street.

This property consists of a 3 bedroom stone cottage with all the charm of yesteryear plus updated features set on a large block. The kitchen is a good size and has the benefit of having a tiled floor, electric stove and also the very rare working wood stove for those cosy winter nights. The home also has a semi tiled large bathroom that also hosts the laundry. Floor coverings consist of mainly carpet with some tiles throughout. Features include open ornate fire places, reverse cycle air conditioner, secure fencing, vehicle rear access and rainwater storage. There is a garage or storage shed that leads to a large back yard with stacks of room for expansion. This property is priced in the very affordable lower price bracket and it may be the bargain you have been waiting for.

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1013m2 block great weekender

• 1 bedroom • Air conditioning • Single carport • Tidy home • Galley kitchen • Double garage • Combined bathroom & laundry

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Wakey scores the double

Port Wakefield claims Division One and Two premierships

PORT Wakefield defeated Balaklava in Saturday’s Wooroora Men’s Bowling Section grand final on Saturday, taking out the Division One premiership. Port Wakefield Blue took out the Division Two premiership, making it a double celebration for Port Wakefield. Riverton White were crowned Division Three premiers Pictured above are Division One premiers, Port Wakefield, back from left: Lex Robertson, Jarrad Olsen, Rick Hill, Owen Eglington, Maurice Manners, Malcolm Jones. Front: Greg McPharlin, Ray Murphy, Mike Rankine, Rob and Josh Studham, Will McPharlin and Kieran Phelan.

LEFT: Port Wakefield Blue captain, Steve Reimers, receives the Division Two shield from WMBA president, Peter Furst. John Glistak reports - page 17

adelaide plains football league opening round delivers a thriller…

Peckers steal one-point victory TWO points from Balaklava playing coach, Stuart Lamond, stole victory for the Peckers by the smallest of margins over Mallala at Ralli Park on Saturday. Balaklava got off to a scintillating start, booting three quick goals to catch Mallala on the back foot. The Magpies fought back hard though, slamming on the next six goals and take an early 23-point lead into the first change. Mallala coach, Steve Lubcke, was impressed by his team’s efforts to turn the tables. “Balaklava got off to a flyer so I was pleased we were able to absorb

Les Pearson reports that momentum and ended up getting on top for most of the four quarters,” Lubcke said. “We really began to exert our influence on the game. “We didn’t have that resilience to do that last year and often ended up playing catch-up footy.” Balaklava coach, Stuart Lamond, said the Peckers paid for their early lapse.

“The first 10 to 12 minutes were positive for us,” he said. “Our tackling pressure was really good and we were able to score three quick goals. “We just seemed to drop off in the last half of the quarter and they were able to capitalise on it. “We just had to respond or the game would be too far gone, and we did.” Balaklava’s Todd McPharlin and Aaron Cocks lifted their output in the centre circle, while Dale King and Jordan Clements picked up plenty of touches. Mallala were still in reasonable

control at half time, leading by nine points, with Daniel Griffiths setting up several scoring shots for the dangerous Scott Hahn and Brian Montgomerie. Ben Parish and Angus Bruggemann played across half forward and both were able to kick goals early on. n Continued page 19 JAMES Wildbore marks for Mallala, as Pecker Ryan McPharlin attempts a punch in A grade.

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