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No score ... but big win for Roxby

Adelaide Comets goal keeper Dylan Newall in action at Saturday night’s game.


All action photos by Adam Butler.

ore than 550 people gathered to witness the Adelaide said the game, the first of three to be played in Roxby Downs was opened by the St Barbara’s Choir singing the Australian Comets and Birkalla go head to head in Roxby over three seasons, was well supported and a credit to all of National Anthem. those involved. Both teams later enjoyed a late night meal at the Roxby TavDowns over the weekend.

Eight weeks of solid preparation by locals saw the local oval transformed to welcome the two Adelaide Premier League sides in a Round 13 points game, with spectators witnessing a well contested 0-0 draw. The match was one of three regional games organised by the Football Federation of South Australia (FFSA) with another two league sides playing at Mount Gambier and Whyalla on Saturday night. Local Junior Soccer Association President Tony D’Arrigo

“Well done Roxby, and well done to all the people involved,” Mr D’Arrigo told The Monitor on Monday. The event was supported by local soccer juniors, with the youth side playing an opening match, followed by a celebrity game led by prominent locals, including Roxby Council Town Administrator Bill Boehm and BHP Billiton Asset President Darryl Cuzzubbo. Birkalla and Adelaide Comets walked onto the field at 7pm hand in hand with local mini league players, and the game

ern. Extensive work was undertaken for the ground to meet with FFSA regulations, and included the introduction of spectator stands and team bunkers bought up from Adelaide. Gate takings from the event were yet to be counted, and would go toward junior sport. Local schools were also visited by soccer officials last Friday, including former Whyalla born Socceroo Carl Veart. See the story on Page 13 today.

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How will the budget affect life in Roxby? How the budget stacked up in Roxby Downs



ost locals will be largely unaffected by drastic changes in the 2014-2015 Federal Annual Budget, due to already high average personal and household incomes.

The most significant change would be for single parent and single income families – where families will only be eligible for Family Tax Benefit B for children under 6 years of age, where previously families could claim for children right up until the age of 18. In a town with one of the highest birth rates per capita in Australia, working mums could benefit under Tony Abbott proposed parental leave scheme – however it would be capped at a maximum payment of $50,000 for women earning up to $100,000, instead of the initial $75,000 for those earning up to $150,000 All locals would be expected to pay the compulsory $7 for medical appointments, even if the practitioner bulk bills, and a prescription could cost $5.00 more under the changes. The Monitor compared data between the average personal income of a Roxby Downs resident as gathered in the 2010 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), plus estimated average Consumer Price Index (CPI) increases in recent years. The ABS recorded the average wage and income of a person living in Roxby Downs in the last census year of 2010 at $72,933. With the addition of average annual CPI taken into account – the average Roxby Downs wage is now estimated to be $78,905 per person in 2014.



Single no children (based up average wage of $78,905)

• Visiting a bulk billing doctor, having an x-ray or an eye test will now cost $7 per visit. • Filling out a medication prescription will cost $5 more. • Petrol prices are set to increase one cent per litre per year.

Couples with no children (based upon an average combined income of $157,810)

• Visiting a bulk billing doctor, having an x-ray or an eye test will now cost $7 per visit. • Filling out a medication prescription will cost $5 more. • Petrol prices are set to increase one cent per litre per year.

Single Parent, working, with children (based on estimated average Roxby Downs wage of $78,905)

• Families will only be eligible for Family Tax Benefit B if they earn under $100,000 from July 2015, and it will only be applicable if the household has a child under the age of six – whereas before it was for children under 18. • Tony Abbot’s paid parental leave scheme will now be capped at a maximum payment of $50,000 for women earning up to $100,000 (down from $75,000 for women earning up to $150,000). • Visiting a bulk billing doctor, having an x-ray or an eye test will now cost $7 per visit. • Filling a medication prescription will cost $5 more. • Petrol prices are set to increase one cent per litre per year. • From July 2015, FTB A end of year supplement would be cut to $600 from $726 and for FTB B $300 from $354 and won’t rise anymore, thereby losing worth as the cost of living rises.

Couple with children and two incomes (based upon an average combined wage of $157,810)

• A family earning this combined sum of money would not have been eligible for Family Tax Benefit A or B under the previous scheme – and that still remains. • From July 2015, Family Tax Benefit A payments will fall for those families with income of more than $94,000. Households have been able to earn an extra $3796 for each child after the first born, without losing any FTB A. That will no longer be the case. Families earning over $150,000 in the previous scheme would not have been eligible for this benefit. • Tony Abbot’s paid parental leave scheme will now be capped at a maximum payment of $50,000 for women earning up to $100,000 (down from $75,000 for women earning up to $150,000). • Visiting a bulk billing doctor, having an x-ray or an eye test will now cost $7 per visit. • Filling out a medication prescription will cost $5 more. • Petrol prices are set to increase one cent per litre per year.

Couple with children and one income (based upon an average wage of $78,905.56)

• Families will only be eligible for Family Tax Benefit B if they earn under $100,000 from July 2015, and it will only be applicable if the household has a child under the age of six – whereas before it was for children under 18. • From July 2015, Family Tax Benefit A payments will fall for those families with income of more than $94,000. Households have been able to earn an extra $3796 for each child after the first without losing any FTB A. That will no longer be the case. • From July 2015, FTB A end of year supplement cut to $600 from $726 and for FTB B $300 from $354 and won’t rise anymore, thereby losing worth as the cost of living rises. • Visiting a bulk billing doctor, having an x-ray or an eye test will now cost $7 per visit. • Filling out a medication prescription will cost $5 more. •Petrol prices are set to increase one cent per litre per year. • Tony Abbot’s paid parental leave scheme will now be capped at a maximum payment of $50,000 for women earning up to $100,000 (down from $75,000 for women earning up to $150,000).

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Mining pays its way, but infrastructure needed

Thai Green Curry with Pork


outh Australia’s peak body for mining and energ y (SACOME) has acknowledged a tough Federal Budget was needed with the resources and energy sector continuing to pay its way.

By Janya Purvis


• 2 tablespoons cooking oil • 2-3 tablespoons green curry paste • 300 grams pork fillets, cut into bite-size pieces • 200 grams green beans, cut into pieces • 1 carrot, sliced • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste (optional) • 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or to taste • 2 cups coconut milk • 4 Kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded plus extra whole to garnish • 2 long red chillies, thickly sliced diagonally, plus extra to garnish • ½ cup Thai basil

It sees opportunity for regional infrastructure for South Australia to lay the foundation for longterm economic growth whilst creating hundreds of jobs. SACOME Chief Executive Jason Kuchel said: “This week’s Federal Budget confirms that

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1) Heat oil in a wok or large saucepan. 2) Add curry paste and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. 3) Add coconut milk and bring to the boil. 4) When the curry is boiling, add pork pieces. 5) Cook for 10 minutes until the pork is thoroughly cooked. 6) Add the fish sauce, sugar, green beans, carrot, Kaffir limes leaves, chillies, basil (basically all the other ingredients) and stir it for a few seconds over the heat to warm them through. 7) Turn the heat off and serve it warm with, hot rice, rice noddle or spaghetti.

Give it a Thai I’m originally from Bangkok, Thailand, I’ve been living in Roxby Downs for almost seven years. I hardly cooked any food when I was living in Thailand due to the amount of food available but being up here I don’t have much choices so learnt to cook with what I can get from the shop here. Thai green curry is very easy to cook because I work on site 12 hours a day, I don’t like to spend too much time in the kitchen. It only takes 20 minutes to cook and serve.

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Australia’s resources and energy sector will play its part in contributing to the Budget and a stronger economy.” SACOME praised the Federal Government’s continued commitment to the Exploration Development Incentive,

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which will lift investment in minerals projects and promote a greater exploration effort. “This must commence on 1st July as promised. “ Mr Kuchel said the junior exploration sector is the driving force behind new mineral discoveries and this scheme will incentivize investors. It would provide the much needed capital to revitalize this critical activity to Australia’s economy, he said. “The abolition of the carbon and minerals resources rent tax will also assist the industry’s growth through encouraging investment and reducing red tape,” he said. “These taxes are a drag on the economy and must be repealed as soon as possible.” Mr Kuchel said mineral exports remained South Australia’s largest export group. He said future jobs and revenue from new minerals projects has the po-

tential to transform this State’s economy. “These projects are being held back by our lack of infrastructure. “(They) need the State and Federal Government to be open to innovative funding options such as underwriting, guaranteeing or any of a number of options to break the deadlock,” Mr Kuchel said. “There is no doubt if a deep-water port already existed, we would have between three to four additional iron ore mines already, and jobs for thousands of people. “Not to mention the benefits a multi-user port could bring to the region, including lower grain freight costs.” A high voltage power line along the eastern flank of the Eyre Peninsula would also bring additional benefits to that region, he said.



















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Vicki and Cherie recognized for effort Local patriots Vicki Mason and Cherie Gaskin were recognised by the premier last week.



ommunity patriots Vicki Mason and Cherie Gaskin were recognised for their volunteering efforts in Roxby Downs last week, by being awarded the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

The Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of volunteers and to promote the importance of volunteering to the community. “You two are the two that we think really epitomize what community fabric is about,” Roxby Council Manager Community Services Kath Messner said last week. Vicki was awarded the Australian Citizen of the Year in 2013 and continues to be an active and regular volunteer in Roxby. She is a member of the Roxby Downs Community Board and several forums, the Reserved Services League, Neighbourhood Watch, Community Mentorship Program and the Roxby Downs Community Club. “What stands out is Vicki’s passion for the community,” Ms Messner said. “I am humbled by the thought,” Vicki said last week. “I just do it because I have a mouth – I like to have my say and have to be prepared to put in because of that.” Cherie was awarded the Australian Citizen of the

Volunteers needed to initiate walking group


he Royal Flying Doctor’s ‘Healthy Living Program’ is set to establish a walking group in Roxby Downs available to anybody in the community, young or old.

Lifestyle Advisor for the RFDS Sophie Palyga visits Roxby Downs regularly, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and is coordinating the walk – but is looking for a local volunteer to help out. “Roxby Downs is a community of hard workers, who work long hours, often working shift work, as well as having family responsibilities. Anyone with this lifestyle will know that it can be difficult to fit everything into a day, including making time to look after yourself,” Sophie told The Monitor recently. “Making a commitment to exercise with a friend or a group is a great way to increase your motivation for physical activity and have some fun too. Clients have indicated that there is a keen interest in having an afterhours walking group in town.” While Sophie will conduct the walks during her visits to Roxby, she is looking enlist the help of a local volunteer in between her trips. “All that is needed from a volunteer is a willingness to coordinate the group and the availability to attend weekly. Many hands make light work so a couple of friends may wish to volunteer together and share the load. A day and time can be negotiated to suit the group,” she said. Walking in a group has many benefits, including improved blood sugar levels, lowered cholesterol and better weight management. “Going for a walk in the outdoors can also do wonders for your wellbeing and productivity by releasing happy

hormones and reducing stress levels, along with providing a boost to vitamin D levels,” she said And the social aspect is great! The healthy Living Program includes a small team of nutritionists and physical trainers who provide health promotion information to rural and remote South Australia. They visit Roxby Downs and Andamooka at least once a month. “I have found Roxby Downs to be a particularly rewarding community to work with,” Sophie said. During her visits , Sophie has delivered healthy eating and cooking sessions and activities to school children, elderly citizens and individual clients to achieve health goals. She encouraged the whole community to get involved in regular walking. “Everyone is welcome to join us for a walk!” she said. For more information, contact Sophie on 0488 953 230. BY MILLIE THOMAS

Sophie Palyga from RFDS is looking for some local help to initiate a walking group in Roxby.

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Ingredients (times 6 ~ one for each cake layer) • 2 tablespoons canola oil • 2 tablespoons milk • 2 egg whites • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 4 tablespoons sugar • 8 tablespoons plain flour • 1 teaspoon baking powder • Food colouring (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) Instructions Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Spray a cake pan with cooking spray. You can use a 6 cake pan, but preferably a 9 cake pan (see note below). Mix all the ingredients together, plus the food colouring for that layer. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean or cakes spring back when touched. Allow to cool for 3-5 minutes. Remove cake from pan and let it cool completely on a cooling rack. Repeat with the next cake layer.

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Year for 2014. “I call you the behind the scenes expert, you’re always herding the sheep,” Ms Messner said. Cherie is an active member of the Royal Flying Doctor Auxiliary and is regularly involved in organising their 4WD Tag Along Tours, annual Irish Christmas’ and Auction and Golf Days and avidly sells raffle tickets. Cherie is also part of the Neighbourhood Watch, has participated in the Relay for Life, created floats for the Christmas Pagent and listens to children read at school and help out with school excursions. “You get out what you put in,” Cherie said concisely last week. This was the inaugural awarding of the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer in Roxby Downs.

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Woman, 18, arrested for Stuart Highway crash


ajor Crash Investigators last week arrested and charged an 18-year-old woman in relation to a crash in which a 23-year-old man died.

The crash occurred on Monday, May 12 on Stuart Highway, about 50 kilometres south of Glendambo. The woman was charged with an aggravated count of driving without due care, driving while unlicensed and failing to truly answer. A bedside court hearing was expected to be held last Thursday. Two other women who were passengers in the car remain in hospital with minor injuries. All four were international visitors from Germany.

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What does Roxby’s town centre mean to you? WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


onsultation into the future development of Roxby’s town centre will be held at the end of this month – and interested locals are strongly urged to attend to have their say.

Following a successful ‘People for Places’ grant application, Roxby Council has the opportunity to plan for an entire town centre revitalisation, and consider it integral that the community voice their wants and needs. Ideas and concepts developed from community groups such as sporting and social clubs have the opportunity to help weave the fabric of the centre’s development. “Planning for the future community of Roxby Downs is important so we ensure

we have a town centre which attracts and retains people to Roxby Downs now and in the future,” Roxby Council Community Projects Officer for Business Development Lisa Hewerdine said last week. “We need to plan to meet the future needs of the community, which may change based on a potential increase in population.” The community consultation workshop – which aims to bring to the fore ideas about the entire town hub - will be held on Thursday, May 29 at the Dunes Café from 5.30pm, and Friday, May 30 from 12 – 3pm in the auditorium. The session times have been set to help accommodate for a wide cross section of the community, and will be led by independent street planning and design expert, Natalya Boujenko. Ms Hewerdine said the desired outcome

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was to develop a partnership approach with all stakeholders in town. “The desired outcome is to have a partnership approach, which will lead to a sustainable, vibrant, socially and economically successful township,” she told The Monitor. “(It will help) encourage activity within the town centre, and will likely increase foot traffic through the business precinct, which will in turn stimulate retail activity.” The initial phase of consultation must be undertaken in 2014 to abide by grant guidelines, with project implementation to occur over an extended period of time. Registration of attendance to the workshops can be directed to Ms Hewerdine by emailing au before Wednesday, May 26.



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PICTURED ABOVE: Anushka enjoys the new ball pit with other Roxby Downs’ children at Nippy Gym last week.

he Nippy Gym was awash with happy faces last week, with the arrival of a new, larger ball pit.

It’s just one of the many activities available for children aged between six months and five years. After a considerable amount of wear and tear on the old ball pit – Nippy Gym staff had no choice but to replace the popular children’s feature. The ball pit is not only larger, but has more balls too – as well as a slide into the chaos. Nippy Gym is held at the Roxby Cultural and Leisure Precinct on Thursdays in two sessions from 915am until 1030am and from 1045am until 12pm. A single pass is $6, and family $10. For more information, call the Leisure Centre on 8671 050.

What’s happening at RDAS? Youth Week Amazing Race

Lab on legs walks into RDAS


n Fr i d ay, April 4 students from Years 8 and 9 took place in the National Youth Week Amazing Race around Roxby.

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Chloe and Chae Yoon. CSIRO’s Jean with RDAS student Chet last week.



ush and pull was just one of the themes to last week’s CSIRO Lab on Legs visit to Roxby Downs – with community and school-based workshops occurring right throughout the week. Years 1 and 2 at Roxby Downs Area School (pictured) looked at the impact of rough and smooth surfaces in the slowing down and speeding up of vehicles on a slope – and how they were Page 4 -- Wednesday, May 21, 2014

pulled down by gravity. They identified variables and were taken through a number of activities to help demonstrate the theme and understanding gravity, friction, motion and balance. Students used magnets, paper clips, sandpaper and popsticks, amongst other things for the classroom based activities. The workshop provides young learners with the opportunity to observe, investigate, share and record their observations about forces.

Caillin and Jackson.

The “Race” was organized by the Roxby Downs Council and its purpose was to give young people an awareness of Students climb the rock wall. the environment, health and fitness, volunteering, leadership and teamwork, road safety and expression of opinion. Students took part in activities at 12 checkpoints. The activities were designed to promote teamwork and highlight the available services in town, and who to approach for help and support. The checkpoints were operated by members of the Police, Roxby Council, BHP Billiton, Roxby Leisure and Pulse Fitness, CFS, SES and additional volunteers. The event concluded at the Skate Park where the Council provided a healthy lunch and music. In order to continue the information gathering process and record youth ideas about improvements to the community, a ‘sticky-wall’ activity was conducted where all young people were able to write on a postit-note something they would like to see more of in the community. After lunch students were able to climb on the rock wall. Year 8 student Hayley Wurfel said “It was really fun. I had a great time.” Tom Bourn in Year 9 was impressed by the time and effort that had gone in to making the day happen. “Everybody must have worked very hard to get this together.” THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

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End of an era Woomera says W goodbye to hospital


oomera has got to be the master of re-invention. From playing host to the American, British and Australian defence forces, to accommodating for the infamous Woomera Immigration Reception and Processing Centre, the small outback town has worn many hats.

A ward in what was a state-of-the-art hospital in Woomera in the 1970s.

Nurse Shirley Hawter with local children in the Woomera Hospital in the 1970s.

Now, following the recent closure of the town’s 53 year old hospital – Woomera will undergo yet another revamp, preparing it for use by the Royal Australian Air Force. While the streets are now relatively empty and the once great hospital closes its doors, it hasn’t disappeared into the forgotten just yet. A plethora of history and stories still seep from its walls –in a building that is a shadow of its former 48 bed glory. Executive Officer and Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Roxby Health Services Janine Connell spoke with The Monitor about the increase and the decline of the need for the hospital in Woomera – and what it has gone through until today. Starting off as a tent near the Woomera Airport in 1951 in accordance with a joint program with the British and Australian Defence forces – the first health service supported the growing activities on the range. “As the town grew, they recognised the need for a purpose built hospital. Then they moved to what is now the cinema and then the current building was built in 1961, and it’s been there ever since,” Mrs Connell explained. The development of a large hospital moved quickly in line with Woomera’s growth, up to as many as 7,000 people in the 70s and 80s. Before long, the initial 20 beds in the hospital became 48 to help keep up with a dramatic increase in child births. The centre employed a permanent radiographer and pathologist, 18 midwifery trained nurses including a matron, orderlies, secretaries, typists, receptionists, cleaners, storemen and maintenance officers. “So it was quite an extensive staff, quite a busy building,” Mrs Connell said. Five nurses – employed in the early years of the hospital and involved in these practices – returned to Woomera at the end of April this year for the hospital’s official closure. They, teamed with

recently retired Woomera nurse of 46 years Carol Billing, undoubtedly kept the conversation flowing. “Nurses used to be expected to go out and man medical aid posts at different sites on the range – at Lake Hart and its trial sites. Some of the nurses at the farewell actually remember doing that and were involved in doing that,” Mrs Connell said. “Listening to Carol is absolutely amazing,” she added. “Many, many times I have sat with her and I’ve encouraged every new staff member that’s been employed spend some time with Carol, she’s an absolute wealth of social history for Woomera, because she’s been there for a long time. “The stories she’s got of the many years the Americans were the predominant residents of Woomera and the Americanisation of Woomera if you like – there was left hand drive cars and a lot of American groceries on the shelves and they used to have huge Fourth of July parties and parades.” The large hospital staff was regularly aided by visiting consultants from the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria Hospitals during the 1970s and 80s, and theatre operated two full days a week. However, after renovations in 1984, the theatre was closed following a lull in demand, and the brand new facilities were never used. It was a downward spiral – in terms of population - from there for Woomera. Renovations to the rest of the hospital building were undertaken in 1993, prior to the building being taken over by the South Australian Health Commission for a 20 year lease (it was previously under the Federal health commission). By 2001, the bed capacity was reduced from 48, to 10. Mrs Connell explained the town changed radically from 1993, with the town dropping to approximately 160 people around the turn of the millennium. It was then that the Woomera Immigration Reception and Processing Centre period began. “Which I think the whole world remembers,” Mrs Connell said candidly. “It was a very difficult period for Woomera, being very isolated and having a very small staff. I started on the tail end of the detention centre era and I still remember talking to a lot of the staff during their experiences during that time.” Mrs Connell explained the severe change in culture and nature of the patients they were treating was an experience both the doctors and the nurses weren’t par-

ticularly prepared for. “(It was) something none of them had ever been exposed to before and a massive influx of patients on a daily basis, it was quite mind-blowing to think about what they went through. Even today it’s a delicate subject for some people who were there.” Maintaining professionalism and compassion was a regular task for some of the staff. Teamed with riots and the inclusion of detainees into the community following the centre’s closure made for trying times for all. “Once the community component of the detention centre was wound up and left town, the population dropped dramatically,” Mrs Connell said. “And it picked up periodically – going to about 300 in some points and then dropped back down and then it became increasingly difficult to maintain a medical officer.” Maintaining a medical officer was contractual arrangement with SA Health – but recruiters found it increasingly difficult to entice on to a town with a population of only 160. Community consultation found the town recognised the need for a smaller, more manageable service –rather than a 24 hour hospital. “They were looking for health promotion and preventative health care and all of those types of things,” Mrs Connell explained. “The community was very proactive and very receptive to an alternative model.” Commonwealth funding to the Woomera Hospital was cut – further strengthening the locals’ case. By the end of the 20 year lease in June, 2013 – a 10 month extension was granted to help nut out final details of the service to be provided. “The population dipped to probably 100. There was very little demand for hospital services in Woomera, so the decision was made to look at an alternative model and private provider to provide that,” Mrs Connell finished. Until the service is finalised, a GP visits Woomera bi- weekly, and is supported by a resident registered nurse and emergency services. While the hustle and bustle of the Woomera Hospital’s glory days echo in a distant past, community spirit is still fervent, and stories will always be remembered of the young town’s colourful past. Maree Geraghty, Country Health SA (CHSA) Executive Officer visited Roxby Downs Health Services recently. From right: Josie Schipper, Mel Condon, Sally Bryant, Cathy Hewett, Jazzy Grenville, CHSA Chief Executive Officer Maree Geraghty, Janine Connell, CHSA Chief Operating Officer Helen Chalmers, and Eyre, Flinders and Far Noth - East Rural Regional Director Brett Humphrys.

ABOVE: Matron Claire Surman, Jack Mason and June Black from the 1970s.

ABOVE: An architect’s conceptual drawing of the original Woomera Hospital before it was built in 1961. Pre-dated photos courtesy of the Gibber Gabber. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

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Catholic Education week kicks off WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


he inaugural Port Pirie Catholic Diocese initiative ‘Catholic Education Week’ was kicked off on Friday morning in Roxby Downs, with a special St Barbara’s Parish School assembly led by Foundation and Year 1/2 students.

As well as featuring some entertaining classroom presentations, the assembly also had an appearance by former Socceroo Carl Veart and South Australian Football Federation Development Manager John Mundy. St Barbs is celebrating the week by hosting a number of events throughout the week in order to help promote the distinctive mission of Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Port Pirie. “It’s a jam packed week, we look forward to it and I say to the teachers and students thank you very much for what you have put in already,” St Barbs Principal Tony Hayes said last week. Students attended Market Day on Saturday, promoting social justice and positive aspects of their school, and the school choir held performances at the Markets and in-

Proud parents Dani Stringer and Dale Moore welcomed their son Oliver Jay Moore into the world. Oliver arrived on April 27 2014, weighing 7 lbs 11 oz and was 50.5 cm long.

A huge Happy 3rd birthday to our beautiful EQ.

augural ‘Alive and Kicking’ soccer match on the weekend. They also held a whole school liturgy on Monday. But that was only the beginning of the celebrations for St Barbs with a School Open afternoon planned for this afternoon, and a casual clothes day, Biggest Morning Tea and energy awareness event tomorrow. Parents are invited to

come to St Barbara’s this afternoon and attend two 20 minute learning sessions run by staff, starting at 3:10pm. Sessions include Indonesian (run by Naomi Bowley), middle schooling (Scott Nicholls, Virginia Snoswell and Lucy Pickering), numeracy and mathematics activities (Chrissie Grocke, Kathy Hoffman and Lisa Phillips), synergy challenge

(Kelly Weston, Kristle McKinnon and Alison Woodward) and homework (Karina Lloyd and Louise Aspin). The afternoon will also include a school tour for new students and parents, and a sausage sizzle until 430pm. Tomorrow’s casual day will also act as a fundraiser for Caritas Australia – with all children giving a gold coin donation and

will be teamed with the additional environmental initiative ‘Port Pirie Switches Off ’. “This is an environmental initiative to focus on raising awareness of the difference we can all make for the environment,” Mr Hayes said. “On this day we will make sure our lights are used as little as possible and make posters about how we can all help the environment.”

You are an amazingly smart, caring, funny and thoughtful little lady. May the year ahead bring you love, giggles and a bucketload of fun. We love you “so much in the world”, xx Daddy, Mummy and Eve xx

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Congratulations to the Roxby Leisure Centre, the Council and BHP Billiton in the organising of the soccer event on Saturday arvo/night. They certainly made an impact on the visiting officials, a great night was had by all. Grateful soccer fan. I didn’t realise that freshly made meant freshly made yesterday! Stale bread and minimum filling! Come on guys, I know local business are doing it tough but you have to keep up the quality!! Paying customer. Great to see courteous workers doing their best in the confined space with the work going on in the main street! Great work guys. Roxby Proud. Great to see a few buses of tourists in the town of late! Is the town on the pick up? Hopeful for RD. Wow! The bakery is now doing burgers and fish and chips! Sounds great, Let’s hope this is not the beginning of the end like the other bakery that I guess will never open its doors again. Bakery lover. Page 6 -- Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Adelaide Premier League team visits Roxby

Local mini league players chaperoned A-League players onto the field on Saturday night.

Cristiano dos Santos Rodrigues and Bill Boehm. David Cuzzubbo. Zepplin and Jayman at the soccer on Saturday night.

Man of the Match Mathew Bouraee (Adelaide Comets) with Bill Boehm.

Adelaide Comets players in a group huddle before the game. Malia at the soccer on Saturday night.

Zach, Zac and Owen. Daniel D’Arrigo dribbles the ball down the field.

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Ann Marie and Michael Arthur with Luke and Melissa Lilburn, who moved to Roxby Downs recently.

Cheryl Hoe and Janine Connell enjoy what the Eldo has to offer.

Janine Connell with her JC Designs hand made jewellery.

Jesse and Renae Anderson rug up at the local night game of footy.

Ethan, Zach, Zach and Reanna hanging out at the footy recently.

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Roxby Council Roxby’s Alive & Kicking event brings funding for juniors


unior Sport is an important part of the Roxby Downs’ community and is currently being reviewed by the Roxby Sports and Recreation steering committee.

Funds raised at Saturday’s Roxby Alive and Kicking Soccer event will be set aside to support junior sports in Roxby Downs. The funding structure and application process is still being considered and will be promoted once arrangements are finalised. The Roxby’s Alive and Kicking soccer event has been secured for three years, giving Roxby Junior Sports an avenue for potential funding.

Roxby welcomes new Australian Citizens


n Tuesday, May 6, 2014, three residents of Roxby Downs attended a Citizenship Ceremony under the gum trees bedside the Council Boardroom.

Town Administrator Mr Boehm presented Olivia Valdez, Gary Pusey and Kelly Chidgley with a certificate of Australian Citizenship. Originally from the Philippines, Olivia moved to Roxby Downs for work and to gain access to improved opportunities. Olivia likes the small community of Roxby Downs and the friendly atmosphere in town. Just over four years ago Kelly and Gary were working in South London. This was very busy with a large population and they decided that they wanted to experience the outback in Australia. They had been to Coober Pedy and discovered Roxby Downs, a perfect modern and young town in the middle of the desert which is exactly what they were looking for. They have thoroughly enjoyed Roxby and have met some amazing people here.

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Library and information week 2014 comes to Roxby Downs


he Roxby Downs Community Library will be ‘Joining the Dots’ this week, as they join organisations from across the nation, celebrating Library and Information Week 2014.

Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and showcase the many and varied resources and services that libraries provide to the community. The event has been organised by the Australian Library and Information

Association to promote the value of reading and literacy, the importance of Australia’s book industry and the role of libraries. The theme for Library and Information Week 2014 is Join the Dots. The Library we will be celebrating by providing Digital Literacy Training and conducting a National Simultaneous Storytime. Visit the library this week to partake in a quiz learning about your library! For information about the local events, contact the library on 8671 0500.



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he Draft 2014/15 Annual Business Plan is now available for review on the Council website.

Community Consultation Workshops are taking place on Thursday May 29 , 5.30-8.30pm or Friday, May 30, 12noon – 3pm. Please register your attendance by emailing or call 8671 0010. We look forward to working with you!

Written submissions can be submitted to Council by 5pm, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Interested persons may also present their submissions at a public meeting, to be held at the Council Office boardroom commencing at 5.30pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014. The Roxby Council Linking Roxby Consultation Summary Report is now available at

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LIBRARY Opening hours 9 am to 5 pm MondayWednesdays, Fridays 9:30am to 5pm Thursdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0500 Email: Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities. Toddler Story Time 2 pm Thursday.



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If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people.

New members are always welcome.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 Thursday, June 19 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom


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The boys from Road Trip come to Roxby Downs a couple of days before the show with their film crew to meet the locals, interview some of the characters around town, see the sights and then create a special stand-up comedy show ALL about Roxby Downs! To give you an idea of other shows they’ve done, here’s their Facebook page with some links to YouTube clips from previous shows: Due to some potential coarse language, this is for 15+ years and over.

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Business awards sponsorship is open


he Roxby Downs Business Forum is pleased to launch their gala event recognising outstanding businesses in Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam.

The event will be held on Friday, September 19 2014 and will feature fine dining, fine wines and great entertainment. It is sure to be ‘the’ gala event on Roxby’s business event calendar, as well as offering unparalleled networking opportunities and celebrating Roxby business excellence. Funds raised from the event will be used by the Roxby Business Forum to drive business and economic development initiatives for the community of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam. The Business Forum is offering several sponsorship packages as part of this event. There are promotional opportunities both at the event and prior to, with a range of advertising messages being communicated leading up to the night and a chance to promote your business on the evening. Sponsorship opportunities close on Friday, May 30, 2014 so if you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact Sasha Yantewo on 08 8671 0010 for more information.

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AWA R D S Now seeking nominations from residents of Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islnder descent for the following awards: awards: Artist of the Year Apprentice / Trainee of the Year Business / Organisation of the Year Community Person of the Year Student of the Year Entry forms available at the Council Office, Visitor Information Centre or Community Library. Submit forms at the Council, mail to NAIDOC Committee PO Box 85 Roxby Downs 5725 or contact: Kerry on 8671 9026 or Sandy at

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Carl sends message to kids WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


ormer Socceroos player Carl Veart delivered an important message to students of Roxby Downs Area School and St Barbs last week: have fun.

Having previously played in England for Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Millwall, Veart is now a specialist coach for Adelaide United, and visited Roxby as part of the inaugural Alive and Kicking event. In his speech to St Barbs students, Veart likened his childhood – growing up in then BHP Billiton town Whyalla – to children growing up in Roxby. “I played all my sport in Whyalla and I’m sure all kids here have experienced different sports as I did as a kid growing up and I was fortunate enough that I enjoyed footy and sport no matter what sport it was,” Veart said. He was also supported by the company that supported his hometown. “I was fortunate enough to get selected, when I was in high school, to play for Australia and go on tour to China and Hong Kong which was quite an expensive trip to go on, and BHP (sic) helped me to raise money

and go on the trip with the Australian High School Soccer Team,” he said. After choosing to keep playing soccer after school, Veart moved to Adelaide at 18 to pursue his professional playing career – steering away from his family’s traditional career path. “From there I was fortunate enough to travel the world and see many places playing the game that I love,” he said. “Growing up in a town like Whyalla where most people worked for BHP (sic). My parents worked there and their parents worked there so if I’d stayed in Whyalla I would have been working there as well, which I was fortunate enough to make a career in football so I didn’t have to.” He told local children he most enjoyed playing for Adelaide United in the A League (he played 18 A Grade matches, scoring seven goals) and was extremely proud to be South Australian. “My biggest piece of advice to you kids is have a go, no matter what you do if you like the sport you’re playing – have a go and enjoy it and that’s the most important thing you can go – make sure you’re having fun playing sport,” he finished.

ABOVE: John Mundy, Carl Veart and Tony D’Arrigo after a presentation at St Barbs last week. BELOW LEFT Jonte practices his dribbling skills and BELOW RIGHT Jacob is already a soccer pro.

ll action on Saturday. ABOVE AND BELOW: Junior footba

Roxby Downs Golf Association Foursome Championship Results Saturday, May 17, 2014 Overall Winner

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Junior footy heads to city WRITTEN BY MILLIE THOMAS


unior footballers from Roxby Downs will follow suit of the senior league on the June long weekend, by playing a league game in Adelaide, and making an appearance at the Adelaide Oval. Roxby Downs Junior Football Association President Matthew ‘Taita’ Daddow said the junior clubs had been given the opportunity to have a kick on Adelaide Oval at half time of the Port Power vs St Kilda game, and play against a West Adelaide zoned club once again this year. “We are extremely lucky to be given the chance once again as these games are at a premium and normally only come around every now and then,” Taita told The Monitor last week. The RDKFA are under the wing of SANFL’s West Adelaide zoned clubs – making them privy to such experiences. “West Adelaide has been extremely generous in the past few years to allow us this weekend as they only have limited time slots for their zoned clubs to take part,” Taita explained. “It’s going to be a huge experience for our kids given that Port have been selling out their home games at the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval, so I would expect this weekend would be no different in regards to

the crowds, so let’s hope we get the 40,000 this weekend!” A combined under 14 side – who performed strongly against a Port Augusta side last year –will take on the West Adelaide zoned club at 930am, Saturday, June 7. “This is the same team that performed really well against the Port Augusta teams last year so we thought we would keep them together this year and give them some really good competition just to see where we are really with this young talented team,” Taita said. The boys won’t be alone on the day – with relative ‘big brothers’ from the Far North Footy League pledging their support at the morning’s match before they take on Broken Hill in the Miners’ Cup later that day. “I must say a big thanks to Craig Oliphant (SANFL Development Coordinator), Andrew Marks and the SCF Group from West Adelaide for their ongoing support of the RDJFA,” Taita said. “What a weekend it will be and I’m sure the kids can’t wait. I’m not sure there will be too many left in Roxby as I’m told the Netball state championships are being held in Adelaide on this weekend also with many of our kids participating as well.”

Far North Football League ROUND 4 - May 17, 2014 A GRADE Hornridge 2.5 9.9 16.13 19.15 (129) Olympic Dam 1.1 4.1 7.3 13.6 (84) Hornridge best players: C. Millard, T. Milner, L. Munro, D. Hardy, C.Lipson Olympic Dam best players: C. Green, M. Evans, T. Hornhardt, B. Hill, M. Shaw Hornridge goal scorers: J. Harman 7, D. Hardy 2, R. Kahahi 2, S. Quinn 2, C. Millard 1, L. Rawlins 1, J. Nykiel 1, L. Munro 1, N. Tutthill 1, T. Grosser 1. Olympic Dam goal scorers: L. Hewett 6, S. Montgomerie 4, M. Evans 2, R. Edwards 1.

Cameron enjoying playing at AAMI Stadium last year.

Roxby Districts 6.3 13.7 15.8 22.13 (145) Andamooka 0.1 0.3 1.3 1.5 (11) Roxby Districts best players: J. Greenbank, J. Telfer, C. Hall, A. Parry, C. Kenny Andamooka best players: E. Walker, T. Ripley, A. Dekuyer, R. Weetra, R. Heckenberg Roxby Districts goal scorers: B. Hampel 4, L. Godfrey 3, J. Dalgleish 2, J. Greenbank 2, C. Kenny 2, C. Haugum, L. Ryan 1, C. Barry 1, R. Prosser 1, C. Hall 1, C. Gibson 1, J. Telfer 1, J. Watson 1. Andamooka goal scorers: J. Hackett 1.

roxby downs swimming club 2014 end of season awards

Back L-R - Logan Casserly, Jake Gotch, D’Arcy Gotch, Matthew Lowe, Emily Jamieson. Middle L-R - Alana Dubowik, Amy Dospisil, Georgie Grantham, Liam Miller, Emily Parker, Emily Miller and Front L-R Alyssa Parker and Olivia Demaine at the Roxby Downs Swimming Club presentation night on Saturday night.






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Olympic Dam A Grade still undefeated WRITTEN BY VERITY CASSERLEY


arm conditions at Friday night netball conjured memories of the Summer months soon to be missed as winter begins to take its hold.

Olympic Dam A Grade continued their undefeated streak beating Hornridge 60 – 44, with goalies Jess Reid and Harriet Schulyer, OD took the lead in the first quarter 17 – 10 and held on until the final whistle. Although Hornridge put up a good fight with Zoey Male, Millie Clarke and Teresa Moyle playing a strong mid court, OD started to pull away in the third quarter with a ten point lead. Claire Munyard, OD’s keeper kept Hornridge’s spirited attackers at bay. Andamooka A Grade went down against Roxby Miners 64 – 50. Makaia Kalbfleish from Andamooka played a hard goal keeper but it was not enough to prevent the precise shooting of Miners’ Joice Takaidza. At the half time mark Miners were fifteen goals up with Andamooka once again fighting to decrease the score margin. Though Andamooka pushed themselves they were unable to overcome Miners’ lead. At the end of the third round all A Grade teams have played each other once, with OD leading the points table on six points, Miners on four, Andamooka on two and Hornridge yet to win a game. Will OD continue their winning streak when they come up against Miners next week or will Miners put a spanner in the OD works? Spectators witnessed an aggressive opening from Andamooka B Grade, who scored the first goals against Miners finishing the first quarter at eleven all. Miners started to take hold of the game to break away by six goals at half time. In the second half Miners came out

strong and aggressive. They dominated the score board with strong leads from Cassie Weir and Mikayla Davis working hard in defence. Karen Wegner pushed hard for Andamooka but was well held by Miners’ defence. The final score left Andamooka defeated 60 – 40. With noticeable changes to the Hornridge B Grade line-up they overcome OD’s dominance in the first two rounds 43 – 38. Tammy Feltus, Hornridge coach/player, started the game as goal keeper before taking the bench to coach her team to the win. Tori McGaughie from Hornridge played a strong defence against Emy Nicolson who held her position well within the goal circle. At half time and three quarter time there was a goal difference between the teams, before Hornridge took the lead by five goals. On Tuesday, May 13 the C Grade competition had their first of three catch up games for the season. Tuesday night was a disappointing round for OD Yellow, who lost to Hornridge Green 63 – 8. Miners Red defeated Miners White 54 – 29, while OD Green won out over Hornrigde Pink 46 – 39. Friday night saw Hornridge Green defeat Miners Red 38 – 35 with Hornridge Green’s Amanda Nelson working hard in centre. An interest result left Miners White and Hornridge Pink tied at 33 all. Miranda Syvertsen and Brooklyn Davis worked hard for Miners White, as did Holly Mortimor and Mel Pidgeon for Hornridge Pink. In an interclub clash OD Green defeated OD Yellow 51 – 25. It was a bitter sweet ending for OD Green who exerted their dominance over their sister team.

TOP: Miners’ Mikayla Davis goes for goal during a Friday night netball game. ABOVE: Erika Syvertsen shoots for Miners.



There was some fast action on the netball courts during junior netball games on Saturday.

Roxby Downs Netball Association Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Hornridge Green 63 defeated OD Yellow 8 Miners Red 54 defeated Miners White 29 OD Green 46 defeated Hornridge Pink 39

Friday, May 16, 2014 OD Green 51 defeated OD Yellow 25 Hornridge Pink 33 drew Miners White 33 Hornridge Green 38 defeated Miners Red 35 Hornridge B 43 defeated Olympic Dam B 38 Miners B 60 defeated Andamooka B 40 Roxby Miners 64 defeated Andamooka 50 Olympic Dam 60 defeated Hornridge 44

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Footballer of the Year Leaderboard after Round 4 1 2 3 4 5

NAME Cameron Green Jared Greenbank Tim Walsh Chris Gibson Clayton Millard

VOTES 7 6 5 4 4

GOALKICKER OF THE Year ROUND FOUR HIGHLIGHTS Joel Harman 7 Lachlan Hewett 6 Ben Hampel 4 Scott Montgomerie 4

TALLY AFTER ROUND 4 Kelvin Henry Chris Ladhams Joel Harman Sean McIvor

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Fitness issue for Roos A Roxby Districts vs Andamooka

n improving Andamooka took on the unbeaten and highly fancied Roxby Districts in the second game of the day, which had a late start due to so many goals being kicked in the early game.

Roxby Districts kicked with the breeze in the first quarter and the game started off as an old fashioned arm wrestle, with both sides attacking the ball hard and tackling vigorously. Roxby started to find space and used the ball better, kicking six goals with the breeze with two goals each to Callan Haugum, Jared Greenbank and Cody Kenny. Andamooka had plenty of the footy but burnt a lot of their possessions, and struggled to get the ball into their forward lines, being held goalless in the first quarter. Andamooka started the second quarter with the breeze and some anticipation of reeling in their six goal deficit. Roxby had other ideas, and lifted their game another notch, kicking four goals into the breeze and holding Andamooka goalless again to have a ten goal lead at half time. Roxby ran harder, supported each other better and used their possessions well to give a steady supply to their forwards. Ben Hampel was the main beneficiary bagging three goals to take control of the forward lines. The second half was more of the same, with Roxby maintaining their intensity in spite of the large margin. Even a minor melee late in the third quarter wasn’t enough to break Roxby’s concentration. The third quarter was Andamooka’s only bright spot, with Jerry Hackett kicking Andamooka’s only goal for the game.

Andamooka’s interrupted preseason was becoming a telling factor, as they had no fit players left on the bench during the last quarter and were finding it difficult to make contests to put pressure on Roxby, or to create up field options for their team mates when in possesion. Roxby kicked five goals in the third quarter and seven goals in the last quarter to win the game by 22 goals, well and truly consolidating their position at the top of the table as premiership favourite for 2014. Roxby won every position on the day, and Andamooka had no answer for their superior fitness and match play. It was a great team effort in the forward lines, with 13 individual goal scorers. Ben Hampel was a key focal point for Roxby after being switched from fullback at quarter time, marking strongly and kicking four goals. Although all played well for Roxby, standout contributors for the team were Adam Jago, Chris Gibson, Aaron Parry, Jared Greenbank, Cody Kenny, Craig Hall and James Telfer, who never eased their work rate and played key roles in setting up this big win for Roxby. Special mention must also go to the youngest player on the field, 14 year old junior Jack Dalgleish who found some space in the forward lines and kicked two very handy goals in his first senior game. Whilst Andamooka tried hard, they were outclassed on the day and didn’t have too many winners. Toby Ripley never gave up, Atticus Dekuyer battled manfully in the ruck, and Ryan Heckenberg kept up as much pressure as he could in the face of the red and white onslaught. Rodney Weetra also looked classy when he got the ball, but he was too busy chasing jumpers to have the impact on the game that he could.

It was a hard fought game between the Hornridge Magpies and Olympic Dam Devils on Saturday with the Magpies securing their first season win convincingly.

Going for goal: Roxby Districts Miners held good stead on Saturday kicking 22 goals to one against the Andamooka Roos.

Maggies nail seven goal triumph over Devils


Olympic Dam vs Hornridge

n perfect overcast football conditions, the game started with Hornridge kicking to the southern end with a two to three goal breeze against an undermanned Olympic Dam.

Hornridge took control of the game early with a goal at the two minute mark, and had most of the play for the quarter. However, Olympic Dam, who had four juniors in their side, worked hard into the breeze, and even though they struggled to get the ball into their forward lines, they tackled and chased and put enormous pressure on Hornridge, forcing them into error on a number of occasions. Hornridge failed to capitalise on the breeze, only kicking two goals five for the quarter. A late goal to Olympic Dam’s Scott Montgomerie against the run of play put Olympic Dam on the scoreboard and set the scene for an intriguing second quarter. Olympic Dam started the second quarter full of running with an early goal to Michael Evans, and were threatening to take the game away. Hornridge lifted their work rate though, and started to find some targets, steadying the game. A four goal quarter by Joel Harman put the game firmly back under Hornridge’s control, with Hornridge finishing the quarter with seven goals to Olympic Dam’s three goals, which included a goal by Olympic Dam’s promising junior Ryan Edwards. At the half time break Hornridge had a

comfortable lead of six goals. The third quarter started much like the second quarter, with two early goals to Olympic Dam into the breeze. Hornridge steadied again, with Drew Hardy kicking two goals at vital times in the quarter to slow Olympic Dam’s momentum. It was another ten goal quarter with Hornridge kicking seven goals to Olympic Dam’s three, extending their lead to 10 goals and putting the game seemingly out of Olympic Dam’s reach at the three quarter time break. No-one told that to Olympic Dam, who came out and kicked the first four goals in the last quarter, as Hornridge virtually slowed to a standstill. Olympic Dam finished the game strongly kicking 6 goals to Hornridge’s three in the last quarter, but it wasn’t enough to affect the outcome, with Hornridge winning their first game for the season by a comfortable seven goals. Best players for Hornridge were Clayton Millard, Lachy Munro and Tim Milner who all gathered numerous possessions in the middle and provided good feed to Joel Harman, who finished with seven goals for the day. Drew Hardy was also damaging, getting key possessions at vital times during the game. For Olympic Dam Michael Shaw in the middle, Cameron Green on the wing and Michael Evans were tireless and put pressure on Hornridge all day. Scott Montgomerie was a solid focal point with four goals, and Lachlan Hewett with 6 goals troubled the Hornridge defence and was never contained.

HORNRIDGE: It was good to get our first win on the board. We had some good patches of footy but we need to do it for 4 quarters of footy.- Shane Mitchell ANDAMOOKA: Outplayed, lacked fitness, but all in all played well second half. A lot of work to do at training. - Craig Wyatt OLYMPIC DAM: Couldn’t be prouder of our players today. Our six kids were fantastic and our leaders led from the front. Great turnaround for our club on and off the field.Dale Summerton ROXBY DISTRICTS: Happy with the team structures and the way we have attacked the start of the season. Looking forward to the week off. - Ricky Prosser


Group Fitness Class Timetable Wednesday 21st May 9am-Pump, 10am-Fitball Friday 23rd May 9am-Circuit, 10am-Aqua Monday 26th May 9am-Pump, 10am-Stretch, 6pm-Pump, 7pm-Aqua

Phone 8671 0500

Touch Football commences Thursday the 22nd of May. The first game starts at 6:30pm and the second at 7:30pm. For any further details please contact Ryan or Rodney at Roxby Leisure

Upcoming Events: Road Trip Comedy Show 28th May Belle Shakespeare - 11th June For further details and bookings, please contact the Visitor Information Centre.

BHP Billiton Mine Tour for Friday 23rd May is fully booked. The next available Mine Tour is 30th May at 8.45am. Bookings essential! Gym Hours 6am to 12 midday (Closed in between 12-2pm) 2pm to 9pm Weekends 8am to 4pm Public Holidays 10am to 4pm

TICKETS Adult: $10 Children $8 Family Pass (4) $30 Cheap Tuesday: $8 COMING SOON: TRANSCENDENCE DIVERGENT



Duration: 1 hour 49 minutes Rating: M

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes Rating: M

THURS 22nd May | 6:00PM FRI 23rd May | 3:30PM SAT 24th May | 12:30PM | 6:00PM SUN 25th May | 10:00AM | 3:30PM TUES 27th May | 3:30PM THURS 22nd May | 3:30PM FRI 23rd May | 6:00PM SAT 24th May | 10:00AM | 3:30PM SUN 25th May | 12:30PM TUES 27th May | 6:00PM

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The Monitor Newspaper for May 21, 2014

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