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A day to celebrate FAR NORTH…Across the region last week, local communities acknowledged the many citizens and events that make the Far North such a unique place to live, at the annual Australia Day Awards. In Woomera, the community recognised several local residents. “On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian,” Woomera Board chairman Peter Rocco said in his address to crowds at Breen Park during Woomera’s Australia Day celebrations. “Ït’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.” Long-time Woomera resident and local businessman Peter Martin was named Citizen of the Year 2005. Mr Martin has lived in Woomera for around 20 years and had a long association with Defence and other support businesses, before taking over local building business Wagnitz Building. Mr Martin kept on local staff and built the business up until it grew into one of the biggest employers in Woomera. Over the past 20 years Mr Martin has supported local clubs, sporting organisations, schools and charity initiatives. In contrast, Woomera’s Youth Citizen of the Year 2005 was awarded to relative new-comer Matt Wasley who, in the past 12 months, has been instrumental in re-forming the Woomera CFS cadets. Woomera’s Event of the Year was awarded to the last year’s Variety Club Bash stop-over which took

WOOMERA…Woomera Board chairman Peter Rocco presents the Woomera Citizen of the Year Award to Peter Martin. Australia Day celebrations coordinator and Board member Kimberley Jeffrey is pictured with other award winners including Stuart Knox, Youth Citizen of the Year Matt Wasley and Sherryn Clarke. around 10 months to coordinate. Woomera Board recognised the efforts of the Woomera Area School and the Eldo Hotel in organising the event and ensuring its success. In addition to the traditional Australia Day Awards, the Woomera community also recognised Sheryn Clarke – an active member of the Woomera Board, a driving force

behind the new Woomera Community Centre, a major contributor to the Woomera Youth Centre and a member of the Outback Health Advisory Committee – as well as Stuart Knox – former chair of the Woomera Board, a personal supporter of many local events and initiatives, as well as a driving force behind the new and improved Gibber Gabber.

In Roxby Downs, council spokesman Trevor Kroemer presented awards to long-time locals Mark Beenham and Youth Citizen of the Year Matthew Rowney. Mr Beenham was recognised for his personal commitment and financial contributions to youth employment, training and education programs at local schools, the region’s sporting bodies and community events.

Matthew Rowney was named Youth Citizen of the Year primarily for his dedication and the time he commits to local emergency services such as the Roxby Downs CFS. In Andamooka, Australia Day coordinators injected a little humour into proceedings with a ‘roast’ of several local celebrities. ...continued Page 2.

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...continued from Page 1. The light-hearted part of the event was followed by some general appreciation awards for community contributors – including CWA volunteers Mona Flint and Klara Loffler, Sister Patricia Hogan for her participation in so many local services and events, local handyman Peter Elsegood who has handled many a hot an dusty job for the community, and all-round volunteer Marie Greagen. Pat Edwards and ‘Shave for a Cure’ volunteer Adam Rathjen received a friendly ‘roast’ for their year’s escapades. Tom Radford was recognised for his role in keeping up the water supply to Andamooka, even on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Judith Ingliss was recognized for her tireless work with Frontier Services – as fitness instructor, busdriver and companion. While Debbie Buran received a certificate of appreciation as a driving force behind the community’s netball and basketball teams. However, despite an abundance of local personalities who have donated their time and expertise to the community, Andamooka’s Citizen of the Year Awards were awarded to two well-known Andamooka women – Pat Katnich and Naomi Campbell. Long-time Andamooka resident Pat Katnich has promoted the region’s tourism potential tirelessly for a long time. “In promoting those strengths she has approached

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Change isn’t always fun and new beginnings are rarely easy. Victims of both the Boxing Day tsunami in Asia, and closer-to-home, the families affected by the Eyre Peninsula bushfires, are an extreme example of this. But change doesn’t just come after a disaster, it’s a natural part of life that keeps us from spiralling down into stagnation. Our littlest locals know all about scary new beginnings this week. My daughter started school in Roxby Downs this year, after completing her first six months at Gladstone where my family and I had intended to start our new beginning. But things changed, and here I am again, back at my desk at The Monitor watching my daughter don the uniform for a school I attended almost 15 years ago. We’re a family that is used to change, even thrives on it, and Roxby Downs has always been a good place for us so this is a new beginning we’ve welcomed. But our region is also looking at some changes, and new beginnings, with the Community Plan and the Community Board’s recommendations soon to be unveiled to local stakeholders. Not all of the decisions ahead will be easy ones – but, like all starts, here is an opportunity to take good ideas and positive intentions and build a strong foundation for everyone involved. The New Year is a time for resolutions and, let’s face it, by February most of us have already broken most of them. But if we start well, with good intentions... while we’re unlikely to end up where we planned to, we’re almost guaranteed to end up somewhere we can be happy. Trust me – I know what I’m talking about. Embrace change, keep your eyes focussed on the future, and we can all work for something a little stronger, a little more positive than what we’re leaving behind.

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OLYMPIC DAM... Local contract company Olympic Dam Transport is urging businesses to join the ‘Olympic Dam Contractors Tsunami Appeal’. Businesses can donate to the fund at the National Australia Bank, pay by electronic funds transfer, post a cheque or make a personal donation at the offices of ODT in SES…All fired up for the new year, Roxby Downs SES volunteers, from left, back, Lol Charlton Rd, Olympic Wilton, Scott Cheers, Paul Gudger, Stephen Moss, Charles Angel, middle, Leigh Dam. Witchard, Rachael Witchard, Keri Moss, front Helmut Pfeifer and Dave Dalton. In early February the funds will be collated and donated to UNICEF (United Nations ChilROXBY DOWNS…Roxby don the orange uniform for this tion services. dren’s Fund). Downs SES is enjoying a resur- year. SES volunteers receive nationgence in 2005, with a heartening “I think the bushfires on the West ally-recognised training and with UNICEF guarantees 100 influx of new and old members Coast of the Eyre Peninsula has the latest course starting in Feb- per cent of donations at the service’s first meeting of highlighted how important these ruary, now is a great time to join will be sent to tsunami victims. the year. services are for small and isolated up and be part of that training. “We’re all fired up to start the communities. For more information about the For more information new year, and it really is a posi- “Locally, the SES primarily re- service, or to volunteer, contact about the fund, contact tive beginning for 2005,” unit sponds to motor vehicle accidents unit manager Lol Wilton - ph the team at ODT - ph manager Lol Wilton told The but can be called upon for any 0408 886 091. 8671 0336 - or visit the Monitor last week. emergency that the police want to “Or come down on Wednesday Charlton Rd office be“It’s good to see experienced vol- involve us in - storm damage, land nights, SES shed, Olympic Way, tween 8am and 4.30pm unteers and new recruits both search, traffic control and educa- from 7pm,” Mrs Wilton said. Monday to Friday.

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Far North police report On January 28, 2005, a 13year-old Roxby Downs youth was arrested for serious criminal trespass and theft. Police are currently investigating a report of an assault received on January 28, 2005. On the same day, in an unrelated incident, a 16year-old Roxby Downs youth was reported for possessing liquor. A 26-year-old man from Roxby Downs was arrested for speeding, driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle and for driving while under suspension on January 27. On January 26, 2005, a 28-year-old man from Roxby Downs was arrested for assault family member, property damage and breaching a domestic violence restraining order. Police are investigating the report of a shop front window on Richardson place being smashed on January 25. A 13 year old youth from Roxby Downs was arrested for aggravated serious criminal trespass and theft, in a separate incident, on the same day. Roxby Downs police arrested a 36-year-old man for refusing breath analysis, hindering and resisting arrest. A 26-year-old female from Roxby Downs was reported for assault on January 24, 2005. On January 23, 2005, a 15-year-old and a 16year-old youth were reported for minor possess liquor in a public place. A report of assault and property damage was received from a Roxby Downs resident on January 21, 2005. A report was received on January 21, 2005, of non aggravated serious

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criminal trespass, property damage and theft, from a Roxby Downs resident, where a house was broken into, damaged and property stolen. A report of property damage was received from the St Barbara’s Parish School where windows were smashed on January 20, 2005. Police received a report of theft from a Roxby Downs resident on January 19, 2005, where a push bike was stolen from the front yard on Irrapatana Street.

WALK FOR MORE...Local volunteers hit the road to raise money for victims of the Boxing Day Asian tsunami appeal.

A 20-year-old Roxby Downs man was reported for assault and breaching a barring notice on January 18, 2005.

ROXBY DOWNS…The road to recovery for victims of the Boxing Day tsunami in Asia will be a long and hard one. But in Roxby Downs and Woomera last week, local volunteers faced their own long, hard road as part of the Walk for More to Build and Restore. A team of 10 volunteers left Roxby Downs just after midnight on Saturday, January 20, 2005, started the long walk to Woomera to raise money for the tsunami appeal. “We knew the walk would be tough but we didn’t know just how tough it would be,” event coordinator Rev. Tom Beever told The Monitor. “I’ve done amateur boxing, I’ve fought in the ring, I’ve been involved in so many things in my life but I’d never been as exhausted as I was when I got to Woomera that first day. “We fought the wind from post office to post office – it took us 14 hours to get there and was really hard.” It was the support of both communities – Roxby Downs and Woomera – that buoyed the team for their 11-hour walk home the following day. “We were farewelled at the post office at midnight with balloons and around 30 people to wish us luck,” Rev. Beever said. “When we arrived, we were so sore and tired that we seriously thought about whether we were coming back. “But on the way back we relayed the whole way, with no more than two on the road at one time – it feels better to say we all did it together. “There were people who joined us for parts of the walk, who met us in Woomera or as we arrived in Roxby Downs. “From the walkers’ perspective it was just wonderful to have members of the community to wish us well - that showed us just how real the community feeling behind the whole thing was.” This community support was again echoed on the following Saturday morning when around 70 people, including children, joined the Roxby Downs community walk.

A report of non-aggravated serious criminal trespass was received from a Roxby Downs resident when a house was broken into on January 18, 2005. Also on January 18, police received a report of non-aggravated serious criminal trespass from a Roxby Downs resident whose house was broken into. A report of property damage was received from the Roxby Downs Area School on January 17, 2005, where damage was caused to sprinklers and a broken window. A report of theft was received on January 17, 2005, from a Roxby Downs resident whose wheelie bin was stolen from Maireana Circuit. On January 17, 2005, a Roxby Downs resident reported an assault which allegedly occurred in the car park off Richardson Place and the adjacent service road. Police are investigating the theft of a BMX bicycle stolen from a front yard on Aquila Boulevard on January 17, 2005.

The long walk home “I think the morning walk was a true reflection of what we wanted to achieve with the bigger walk, because it was a real community event. “There were little children on three-wheeler bikes and kids on scooters, dogs on leashes, babies in strollers, people walking holding hands – it was just brilliant.” Participants shared in a moment of silence, following the walk. “That minute seemed so powerful that we just let the silence go on,” Rev. Beever said. The Saturday morning walk was followed by a fundraiser evening at the Roxby Downs Community Club where local DJ ‘Flash’ Gordon Walters donated his time and RoxFM DJs collected donations from club-goers. Roxby Downs Council, police and catering company ESS also showed their support with donations of food, drinks and support for walk participants, as well as vehicle escorts. Fundraising for the appeal continues this week. “We’ve still got cheques coming in and we just want to thank everybody for their contributions,” Rev. Beever said. “We do have T-shirts for sale $25 each and stubbieholders for $10 at Wendy’s SupaServe Store - If we sell all those shirts and stubbie holders, which were donated by Ken and Val Lamb, we’ll have more than $3500 from sales alone. “People will continue to shake the tin for donations so please keep an eye out when you go shopping for a chance to support the appeal. “Already, the walk alone has raised more than $20,000 that will complement the larger donation from the Roxby Downs Community Club earlier in the month. “Other donations have also been pledged by local businesses and this support represents a big commitment from the Roxby Downs community. “We’re grateful for every cent that has been given – it will all go to the victims of the tsunami in Asia. “It’s wonderful to think that we in Roxby Downs, as a community, can provide that kind of support.”


CIERA…Kimberley and Chris Jeffrey welcomed the birth of their first child Ciera Violet on August 9, 2004. Ciera weighed 3033g (6lb 11oz) and was born at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide. COOPER…Shaun and Jessica Papandrea welcomed the birth of Cooper Jake Papandrea on December 9, 2004 at the Renmark Hospital. He weighed 3402g (8lb 7oz). Cooper is pictured with big brother Zane, 2. Page 4 - Thursday, February 3, 2005

FAR NORTH AND OUTBACK…The Outback Health and Advisory Committee is calling on Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam and Andamooka residents to have a say in how their health services are coordinated. The Outback Health Advisory Committee discusses and identifies health needs and issues within the Outback and Far North, communicating directly with the Board of Directors of the Port Augusta Hospital and Regional Health Services. The group now boasts a team of local medical professionals and community representatives including representatives of the Roxby Downs and Woomera Health Services, Roxby Downs Medical Practice, Community Health, Frontier Nursing, WMC, APOMA and the Woomera Board. However, vacancies still exist for community representation from Olympic Dam, Roxby Downs and Andamooka. The committee has been slowly growing since early 2004 and is now addressing many of the region’s health needs and initiatives. “One of the things we are looking at now is the ‘Strengthening our Families’ program and how to continue that service, maybe even expand it,” committee exoficio Janine Connell told The Monitor last week. “One of the issues that has already been highlighted, with our Woomera and Pimba representation so strong, is the changing population of Woomera where young families are demanding more and more infant and parenting services. “It’s been beneficial already for those communities of Woomera and Pimba to raise the profile of their own local issues. “In contrast, Andamooka’s population is much older and has a whole different set of needs. “It’s well recognised that the high-demand needs of Roxby Downs are related to children and young families whereas Andamooka’s needs are substantially different. “It’s important that the different community needs are well-represented on the committee because it is a direct link to the governing body of our health services.” The committee meets on the fourth Monday of every month. For more information about the service, contact Janine Connell – ph 8671 9020.

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PIMBA…Spuds Roadhouse, Pimba, will host a market day on February 6, 2005. Organisers have invited local residents to “empty out your cupboards and sheds and make some money – remember, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure”. The market day will raise money for both the Woomera Community Hospital and the Pimba Progress Association. Site fees are $8 and sellers are to be set up at 8.30am ready to sell at 9am, and finishing up at noon. Enjoy a day in the desert, snapping up some bargains, as well as arts, crafts, a sausage sizzle and sweets. For more information, contact Spuds Roadhouse – ph 8673 7473.

FRIENDLY FACE...Fr Brian Mathews has taken up parish responsibilities for the Catholic community of the Far North this month. FAR NORTH…The Far North Catholic community welcomed the arrival of Fr Brian Mathews last month, who takes over the parish responsibilities for Roxby Downs, Woomera and Andamooka from Fr Jim Monaghan. Fr Brian comes to the region from Loxton in the Riverland where he spent the past three years. However, Fr Brian is very familiar with the Roxby Downs region where he has been visiting regularly for the past two years. As a metallurgist by trade, before he entered the priesthood, Fr Brian worked for BHP and visited Olympic Dam in its very earliest years. “It’s quite amazing – this is a really great place,” Fr Brian told The Monitor last week. “The people have been very friendly. I hope I’m here for a nice long time – this is a place I’d really like to settle down in.”

Roxby Rehab Centre welcomes new team ROXBY REHAB…Kristin Bannear and physiotherapist Scott Humphries are the new faces (and hands) of Roxby Downs Rehabilitation Centre. The pair recently moved to Roxby Downs from Berri, in the Riverland, and are looking forward to getting out of the clinic and travelling around the region.

COOBER PEDY…Coober Pedy will host its annual Opal Festival on the Easter weeken, beginning Saturday, March 26, 2005. Celebrate the 90th year since discovery of opal at Coober Pedy with a community parade, opal and craft stores, food, music, dancing and fireworks. For more information about the festival, contact Coober Pedy Tourist Information on freecall 1800 637 076. WOOMERA…The Woomera Craft Group on Tuesday nights kicked off this month after a brief holiday break. The group meets at 7.30pm on Tuesdays in the Woomera Community Centre. Session costs are $1. Organisers invite interested residents to come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat while they check out the crafts.

Clean Up Australia Day ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs residents can join thousands of Australians in cleaning up their own back yards all across the country next month, as part of KESAB’s Clean Up Australia Day initiative. Participants can register at the Roxby Downs Lions Park at 10am Sunday, March 6. Cleaners will focus on the dunes between Myall Grove Caravan Park and Dunes Estate and Olympic Way between Axehead Road and Burgoyne Street. In addition to the council effort, local residents can clean up their own yards and favourite community centres – just register your efforts with the Council on Clean Up Australia Day. Please contact Roxby Downs Council to register, or be there on the day, and enjoy a sausage sizzle barbecue after the clean up at Roxby Downs Lions Park.

ROXBY DOWNS…A local appeal for victims of the Eyre Peninsula bushfires has been overwhelmed by the generousity of the local community. Roxby Downs resident Denise Trewartha and a team of friends and supporters last month transported more than eight skip bins full of donated goods, clothing and furniture to the Eyre Peninsula, as well as two trailer-loads and two car-loads. “The community’s support has been overwhelming,” Mrs Trewartha told The Monitor. However, aid agencies on the Eyre Peninsula have been inundated with contributions and, as a result, Mrs Trewartha will no longer be accepting local donations.

Celebrating Australian cultures FLAG RAISING…Celebrating the combined raising of the Aboriginal and Australian flags at the Woomera Community Hospital last week were, from left, Glenys Coulthard, Yvonne Buza, Andrew Starkey, Garnett Brady, Gary Clarke and Janine Connell. The flag-raising recognises the service’s commitment to improving culturally-relevant services to the Aboriginal people of the Far North and Outback region.

FAR NORTH AND OUTBACK…The 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment Association is seeking former members of the battalion in the Far North and Outback. The regiment will host a national reunion in Brisbane from June 3 to June 6, 2005 to “renew the camaraderie formed by these fine men who served their country both in times of peace and conflict”. For more information about the reunion, contact secretary Arthur Willemse – ph (07) 3369 1895 or email OLYMPIC DAM...Xstrata Capital Holdings has extended its deadline on the WMC Resources Ltd share offer announced late last year. The offer of $6.35 cash to shareholders has been extended to February 28, 2005. The WMC Resources board has rejected the offer saying “WMC shares are worth considerably more than $6.35 per share.” Learn more about the offer at and WMC Resources’ website

Farewell to Father Jim The Andamooka community farewelled local parish priest Fr Jim Monaghan last month. Following Fr Jim’s final Sunday service in Andamooka, community members and parishioners joined him at the Andamooka recreational reserve for a barbecue and send-off. BARBECUE... Andamooka’s Brian Freer and Therese Lehmann joined Father Jim Monaghan at his farewell barbecue last month. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

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The year ahead for R-2s... The holidays are over, a new school year is here. How exciting it will be, let me hear you cheer! 2005 will hold so much, so many things in store. Many programs we’ll start again, to make a busy year for sure! RBL with Mrs Harvey, I wonder what we’ll learn. All classes will visit her, I wonder when it’s your turn. Play Boxes we’ll use once more, they are so much fun. Dress Ups, Doctors, Builders and Bank, which is your favourite one? Literacy Blocks each morning, bring out the glitter and glue. We will read our new sight words and learn to spell them too. Miss C-C is ready, to dance the lessons away. Drama she will also do, maybe you’ll learn a play. Mrs Ramsey in PE, will run and run and run. You will love to learn new skills, what fun, fun, fun. Indonesian you will do, with Bu Haddock I’ve heard. You will learn about the culture and the odd Indonesian word. Peer Support with our buddy class, we’ll practice the 5Cs, we will use these each and every day, it’s as simple as saying please. Just a reminder what they are, let me refresh your mind. They make our school such a great place, if you use them you will find. Let’s use all five, and try very hard, to make a wonderful year. And take on the challenges that come your way, with enthusiasm show no fear! Courtesy, Cooperation, Commitment, Consideration, Challenges Welcome to an exciting 2005 at RDAS! Miss Steele, R-2 Teaching and Learning Coordinator.

A message from the Principal Dear Parents & Friends Welcome Back 2005…Welcome back to our new school year. We all look forward to the exciting challenges that we all face in 2005. Students are challenged to make the most of the opportunities offered, teachers to provide the best learning opportunities possible and parents to support the school and their child/ren as best that they can. We are pleased that a majority of students are in uniform. We also remind students and parents of the need for broad-brimmed hats and sunscreen when out of doors. Tsunami and Bushfire Tragedies…We make a special welcome to all who have returned safely to our school community. After the recent tragedies on the Eyre Peninsula and Tsunami-affected areas we can all be grateful that we have been spared. However we are mindful that there is hardly anyone who has not been affected in some way by these events. Our sympathies go out to all those who have suffered and it is our intention, as a school, to strive to do something positive for these people to support them in their time of need. New Teachers…We are pleased to welcome several new teachers to our school this year: Kristen Bence – Year 10/Art, Kathryn Bennett – Special Class, Kerry Knipe – Year 9 English/S&E, Kristy Berryman – Year 3, Megan Lownsborough – R-2 NIT, Grace Hollitt – Year 6, Natalie Delsar – Year 9/Maths/Science, Kate Nugent – Year 8, Jayne Orchard – Year 2, Stephen Bice – Year 4. These teachers have all made and enthusiastic start and we wish them well here this year. Headstart Class and New Students…A special welcome to all of our new students and families to our school. We hope your association with us is both positive and fruitful for many years to come. A particularly special welcome to our new Headstart Reception Students in Miss Underwood’s class: Tyler Flood, Keegan Henderson, Joel Kenny, Timothy Lavrick, Seva Lockwood, Jake Meyer, Sharna Pedler, Sean Perkins, Molly Richards, Gabby Schofield, Penny Stock, Jade Vink. Our Headstart programme is renowned in educational circles as an excellent beginning to early years education. Students generally learn more in this one term than many others do in a traditional Reception class for a whole year. Year Levels & Teachers…The following classes and teachers are currently in place for this year: Headstart - Kate Underwood, Reception - Pam Pedler and Bev Zeptner, Year 1 - Sally Cormack/Kylie Van Laarhoven, Bec Steele/Belinda Ramsey, Zane Petty. Year 2 - Ally Christall/Fiona Campell-Colquhoun, Jayne Orchard. Year 3 - Kristy Berryman, Chris Jones. Year 4 - Steve Gera, Stephen Bice, Georgina Arthur. Year 5 - Amanda Partington/Natalie Haddock, Michael Wyskamp. Year 6 - Grace Hollitt, Ben Summerton. Year 7 Natalie Jones, Sharon Fuss. Year 8 - Kate Nugent, Vicki Bourlioufas/Karen Grantham. Year 9 - Natalie Delsar, Shane Hodgson/Dan Cojocea, Kerry Knipe. Year 10 - Kristen Bence/Dan Seidel, Dan Bradley. Year 11 - Sarah Van Dyke/Emily Lockyer. Year 12 - Kate Bennie. Indonesian Natalie Haddock, Dance Drama – Fiona CampbellColquhoun, Physical Education – Nardene Edmonds, Junior Primary Physical Education – Belinda Ramsey, SHIP – Lyn Ferenci, Junior Primary NIT– Megan Lownsborough, Counsellors- Carol Lindner R-2, Helen Bennie 312, Teacher Librarian – Jill Harvey. We welcome back Mrs Belinda Ramsey from Accouchement Leave and Ms Nina Andrews who is based here but will act as a “floating” relief teacher here and in Andamooka. Due to the large transition of students in and out of this community we can never be sure of our class numbers before the year beginning. Therefore there may be some unavoidable changes to classes or their structure although we strive to avoid any disruption if possible. If this is the case then parents will be contacted as early as possible this week. Facilities…Over the holidays we have installed fifty new computers and some new switches. Shortly most of our network should have gigabyte connection which means it will be very fast. These new computers were placed in the Primary Computer room, the Library, and some teacher preparation rooms. Our network of over 200 computers is of the highest standard. We also have some computers for sale. Please contact the Front Office staff or Yvonne Pattenden if interested. We also have new carpet in H Block and C Block. We also had I Block and B Block painted. Sometime this year we will be embarking on a whole school exterior paint. Congratulations…Well done and congratulations to Mick and Kathy Hoffmann who welcomed the safe arrival of Alex May over the holidays. Congratulations to Fiona Campbell-Colquhoun and Jay Perkins on becoming engaged recently as well. We wish them all the very best for the future. Jim Michalanney,

Canteen Assistant Manager RDAS is seeking a Canteen Assistant Manager. Job Description and Person Specification is available from: Bev McKenna at Roxby Downs Area School or phone 8671 0011. Closing date for applications – Friday, February 11, 2005. Page 6 - Thursday, February 3, 2005

NEW STAFF...RDAS welcomed new teachers, from left, back, Megan Lownsborough, Kristen Bence, Kate Nugent, Kristy Berryman, Jayne Orchard, Kerry Knipe, front, Kathryn Bennett, Natalie Delsar, Grace Hollitt, Stephen Bice and Meisha Stirling.

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HEADSTART...School support officer Helen Edwards, left, and teacher Katie Underwood are pictured with the new Headstart children, from left, back, Sean, Tyler, Jacob, Jade, Molly, Gabby, Sharna, front, Joel, Seva, Keegan and Penny. Absent - Tim.

Change and innovation All educators are accustomed to reflecting on their work periodically and especially at the end of a school year. I was reflecting recently about the curriculum offerings and how the opportunities for students have increased in the four plus years that I have been at this school. Curriculum development and review is an ongoing feature of school life. It is never completed, however, because it needs to be responsive to changing times and clients needs. A sign of a healthy curriculum is where teachers actively seek to take on new curriculum and students request new curriculum in healthy numbers. This year, for example: • Media Studies will be taught as a formal subject up to and including Year 12. • At year nine students will learn about Radio media and broadcasting. • The Arts program now includes Art, Craft, Photography, Drama and Dance either in the Mainstream or through the Friday afternoon Futures/Clubs program. • Technology Studies in the Middle school will include the traditional Wood skills and Sculpture. Other subject options available in the 7-12 cohort are • Information Technology in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11. • Both Food and Clothing subjects in years 8 and 9, leading through Home Economics to Food and Hospitality in year 12. A well documented and thoroughly prepared curriculum exists in the Maths, Science, English and Society & Environment subject areas and teachers in these subject areas are enthusiastically developing an excellent resource base to support students in their learning. In the Reception to Year 6 cohort curriculum diversity has also improved with additional time and energy being applied to the key areas of literacy and numeracy acquisition. Time continues to be dedicated to the ongoing provision of a stimulating curriculum for students with high intellectual potential. The work done on Play Based Learning in the junior primary cohort will continue and be further implemented this year. Entry level assessment will allow us to build a learning and assessment profile for each individual student. The Student Services Cohort, established at the start of 2004, supports the wellbeing and curriculum development of students, particularly those with identified learning needs. Both cohorts are in the process of implementing and trialing new homework provisions. Staff training and development activities for this year will be planned to continue improvements in the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching and learning. Kath Macalister, Deputy Principal.

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It’s a soggy job, but Great expectations at APS someone has to do it WET, WET, WET…Taking their turn in the dunking tank at Woomera’s Australia Day celebrations were, from left, Amber, 11, Amelia, 13, and Bria Martin, 12. What began as a fun way of cooling off during the festivities, quickly turned into a fundraise for Woomera’s Youth Centre.

YOUTH ARTS…Cultural Precinct coordinator Mikaela Aldenhoven displays some of the artworks by local youth now on display in the Roxby Downs Art Gallery.

Junior Arts Prize open to the public ROXBY DOWNS…The work of some of Roxby Downs’ youngest artists is now on display as part of the first annual Roxby Downs Junior Arts Prize exhibition. The exhibition was officially opened at Roxby Downs Art Gallery on Tuesday, when the work of almost 30 young artists was displayed for the public. The opening was attended by the young artists, their families, and community representatives. “We’ve been very impressed by the response,” Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct coordinator Mikaela Aldenhoven told The Monitor last week. “We’ve had almost 30 entrants based around the ‘Outback, Mining and Families’ theme. “The entries have been very imaginative – from didgeridoos to dioramas.” The Junior Arts Prize is a precursor to the Roxby Downs Arts Prize exhibition which will be officially opened at the Outback Fringe Festival later this year.

LAID BACK… Annalise Nicholls, Brittany Broome and Sara Elphick relax while volunteers raise money for the Woomera Youth Centre during Australia Day celebrations at Breen Park last week. ...for up-to-date movie guides every time!

Friday, February 4 – Tuesday, February 8 The Spongebob Squarepants Movie – Rated: G. Saturday and Sunday 11am & 2pm. Blade Trinity– Rated: MA. Friday 8pm; Sunday 8pm; Tuesday 8pm.

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families here ANDAMOOKA… and a lot of Andamooka great people alPrimary School welcomes its ready on the new principal committee so Angela Turner we’ll be workthis week. ing to build more parental Angela Turner, involvement and daughter and start up Ruby, 9, have PRINCIPAL... some great moved to the New principal new programs. Far North after a long love af- Angela Turner “The commitfair with the re- joins the APS tee and the team this gion. staff really week. want to make “I have family Andamooka living in Roxby Downs so I’ve visited Primary School part of here quite a lot over the the wider community past 12 years and last and build on the commutime I was here I just nication with families knew that this was where and locals. I wanted to work,” Ms “This is a community Turner told The Monitor. school where you can Ms Turner brings with work closely with parher a new and passion- ents about their chilate focus on early child- dren’s learning, and get hood learning and fam- them involved in the process. It’s a place with ily involvement. Formerly at Enfield PS so much potential.” as a driving force behind Ms Turner hopes to conthe ‘Western Region tinue working closely Learning Together’ lit- with students’ families eracy and numeracy pro- on early literacy and gram where teachers numberacy. worked closely with She has already joined families and their chil- local parents in kicking dren from birth. off an Andamooka play“There’s a lot of young group this month.

Friday, February 11 – Tuesday, February 15 The Spongebob Squarepants Movie – Rated G. Saturday and Sunday 11am & 2pm. The Grudge – Rated: M. Friday , Sunday & Tuesday 8pm.

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WET WORK…Woomera Administrator Garry Clarke splashed out for the Woomera Youth Centre at Australia Day. $50 was raised to get Mr Clarke in the dunk tank. A total of $550 was raised in the dunk tank on the day, with proceeds going to the youth centre.

New faces at St Barbara’s Parish School NEW TEACHERS…St Barbara’s Parish School welcomes a team of new teachers this term, from front, Katie Johnson, Sam Parker, Nicole Richter, Von Hombsch, Aleah Sexton, Jemima Pile and Damian Smith. The school will boast more than 20 teachers, with a new, increased number of education support officers in 2005. Almost 200 students will attend St Barbara’s Parish School in 2005, its fifth year of operations.


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ANDAMOOKA…Andamooka parents and toddlers will enjoy their own local playgroup for the first time when Andamooka Primary School kicks off the initiative on Friday, February 4. Playgroup will be held in the primary school’s CPC classroom every Friday, from 9.30am. APS’s new principal Angela Turner has praised community support for the project. “We’ve already got good support from local parents,” she told The Monitor. “We’re running a play session and we’ll be looking at early literacy and numeracy. “There will be a real focus on the early years development in a play-based environment. “It’s also an opportunity for local parents to socialise and get support from each other. “We’d like to invite parents from throughout region to come along as well. “There will be a program of guestspeakers as well as some great, fun activities for the kids.” For more information about the program, please contact the school on 8672 7018.

Holiday fun for the Far North’s little ones

CHILD CARE... Sasha at Roxby Downs Child Care Centre.

OSHC...Eloise at Out of School Hours Care, Roxby Downs.

RDCCC... Marlise and Kristy with RDCCC’s Karen Russell.

CHILD CARE...Ruby giving it a whirl at Roxby Downs Child Care Centre during the school holidays.

ROXBY DOWNS…St Barbara’s Playgroup has kicked off its 2005 program this week after a short break over the Christmas holidays. St Barbara’s Playgroup is held every Wednesday at St Barbara’s Parish School, from 9am to 11am. Sessions cost $2 per child. For more information about the program ph 8671 2608 or come along during session times.

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CHILD CARE...Zak, having a ball, at Roxby Downs Child Care Centre

WOOMERA…Woomera Playgroup meets each Monday morning, from 9am to 11.30am, Wednesdays – noon to 2.30pm, and Fridays – noon to 2.30pm, at the Kilpa Street playgroup premises. Parents of children aged up to five years are invited to come along and check out the facilities – trikes, bikes and scooters, puzzles, books, baby toys, playdough as well as lots of fun activities such as singing and music. Cost is $1 per family, per session. Bring along a healthy snack to share for morning sessions, or lunch for afternoon sessions. For more information ph 8673 7102.

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LITTLE RASCALS...Making shadow puppets at Little Rascals Child Care Centre, from left, Tim, Daniel, Benjamin, Duncan and Chelsea. Last names are ommitted in accordance with centre policy.

ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs Playgroup, at Roxby Downs Kindergarten’s Koala Room, will be conducted this term on Fridays, from 10.30am until noon, for children under five years. The cost is $2 per session and a $24 yearly insurance fee. Families are invited to bring along a snack and a drink for story time. Playgroup is a parent-managed group where children are offered man activities during the day, including painting, sand play, playdough, singing and stories, outdoor play, collage, cutting and craft. The playgroup will be coordinated by Nicky Miller in 2005 – ph 8671 1861.

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Flowers in the Bush - made locally for your love Flowers in the Bush – Roxby Downs’ only locally-based florist - will offer 10 per cent off to Copper Card holders when they order their Valentines gift this month. Choose from a selection of fresh flowers, stuffed toys, chocolates and champagne, novelty gifts and naughty adult toys for your Valentine this year. Get in early and talk to Mel Vanzati and her family, at Flowers in the Bush, about designing something especially for your special someone. Of course, while you’re enjoying your fresh bouquet or classy, single rose from Flowers in the Bush – take a moment for business-owner Mel Vanzati. Valentine’s Day is the least romantic time of the year for Mrs Vanzati, who will make more than 1000 Valentines Day bouquets this week – about a fifth of her total yearly orders. She will distribute as many as 400 roses in the Roxby Downs region alone, and will go from a one-person business to employing five people – one of whom will simply answer phones during the Valentines weekend rush. “It’s great to see the ideas that people come up with and what they send to each other but I’m not feeling very romantic by the end of it all,” she told The Monitor. “Sales for Valentines Day are four or five times bigger than on Mothers Day – our next biggest event. “This is the seventh Valentine’s Day I’ve spent in Roxby Downs and the whole family doesn’t get a break – my husband Carl delivers the flowers and our three kids are put to work packing the car, stripping and wiring the flowers.

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FLOWERS IN THE BUSH...Mel Vanzati at Roxby Downs’ own Flowers in the Bush offers a selection of floral and novelty gifts for Valentines Day. “When it’s all over though, it’s great to think of all those happy couples out there enjoying their gifts from Flowers in the Bush.”

This Valentines Day, buy your love a bouquet that’s fresh, fragrant and especially designed for him or her, right here in Roxby Downs.

PAMPERED…Let the Oasis Restaurant staff, from left, Tenneel Notte, Brad Harper, Matt Schulz and Crystal Sell, pamper you on Valentines Day. Sit back and enjoy the Valentines Menu of seafood, soup, steak, chicken, cheese platter and desert. Or talk to the friendly staff at the Roxby Downs Motor Inn about their romantic weekend getaway package.

A romantic getaway - right here in Roxby Can’t get away this Valentines Day? It doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a romantic treat for two right here in Roxby Downs – at the Oasis Restaurant and Roxby Downs Motor Inn. Talk to the friendly, local staff about their special Valentines Day accommodation and meal packages. Want to take that special someone away for the weekend, but need to stay close to home base? Why not ask about the Roxby Downs Motor Inn’s Valentines weekend accommodation packages? Stay over-night on February 12, 13 or 14, and enjoy luxury accommodation for two, a complementary continental breakfast and a free dinner for two on Valentines Day. Take a dip in the pool and the spa under the

shade of the Oasis canopy, or just enjoy a quiet Valentines Day behind closed doors in the luxury of the Motor Inn’s rooms. Then, enjoy a romantic dinner for two on Monday, February 14, with a selection of seafood, soups chicken, steak, cheese platter and dessert prepared by the Oasis chef – all included in your $200 weekend price. Or if you can only spare one night out for romance, book in and enjoy the Valentines Day menu for just $38 per head. Pick from a selection of new Australian and imported wines and raise a glass to romance, at the Oasis Restaurant and Roxby Downs Motor Inn. Bookings are essential, so phone now – 8671 0311 – for your romantic getaway, right here in Roxby Downs.

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Take a weekend away to Whyalla As an education specialist, traveling in and out of SA’s small towns and business centres, Annette Kirby knows how relaxing it is to come back to comfortable, selfcontained accommodation at the end of a long day of meetings. When she and husband John first envisioned the ‘B&B on the Beach’ in Whyalla, they made sure it would have all the little extras they, themselves, missed while traveling. “We designed the B&B with a niche market in mind and I built the concept on my own personal experiences, traveling a lot,” Annette told The Monitor. “We saw a real need for this kind of B&B - not only for executives but also for families visiting to take advantage of the extended weekend shopping hours in Whyalla. “It’s also the perfect spot if you’re just looking for a lazy, hassle-free weekend away for fishing. “Everything’s supplied – just walk in and relax. “We’re just a few hundred metres from local restaurants and cafés and this is the best place in Whyalla to go walking on

COMFORT...All the conveniences of home, at the B&B on the Beach. the beach or through the Ada Ryan Gardens. “We’re as close as you can get to the shore – just separated from the water by dunes, gardens and trees – and there’s no motel doors banging all night alongside you. “Enjoy the privacy, the quiet, and the ability to invite people around for meetings or dinner while you’re in Whyalla.’

B&B on the Beach opened in June 2004 and has been decorated in a contemporary manner to capture the sea theme. The accommodation is carpeted throughout, excepting the kitchen, with an enclosed, safe backyard for children and pets. “There’s ample room in the driveway for boats and, of course, all the things you need while you’re away – a washing machine, iron, dishwasher and reverse cycle air conditioner,” Annette said. “We can negotiate a late checkout on Sundays so you can take advantage of the Sunday shopping times for major retail outlets like Target, Woolworths and Harris Scarfe until 5pm. “We’ve had excellent feedback from national, international and regional visitors. “They’ve enjoyed the comfort, the convenience and the great location. “Everything they need is right here, in the house – everything you could want.” To learn more about the B&B on the Beach, at 6 Neagle Terrace, Whyalla, phone our booking manager Petrah on 0428 262 326, or email Petrah on bookings@bandb

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Treat yourself to some time away - at Coobowie Why not treat yourself to some time away at Arabesque Villas on Coobowie’s foreshore? Only a 225km drive from Adelaide and accommodating up to eight people, the brandnew two-storey executive villas are the perfect place to relax, unwind and spoil yourself. Upstairs boasts a master bedroom with walkin robe and ensuite, spacious open-plan living/dining with modern kitchen and extensive sea views over Coobowie Bay. You can relax on the wide balcony with a glass of wine while soaking in the view and watching the children explore the beach or play on the lawned area in front. Downstairs features two double bedrooms with built-in robes, a separate living room and main bathroom with separate vanity and toilet. Coobowie is becoming a very popular holiday destination and boasts one of the safest beaches on the Yorke Peninsula. Coobowie offers many great facilities includ-

ing a magnificent playground with electric barbecue and sheltered picnic area, croquet greens and tennis courts which are floodlit for night tennis. On arrival at the Villas, guests will receive a complimentary continental breakfast on the first morning, nibbles and treats, a meal voucher at the Coobowie Hotel and a free day pass to Innes National Park. The Villas are $150 per night off peak and $175 per night in the peak season (Dec 1 – Jan 31, Easter and School Holidays). Or ask about the Villas’ great specials all year round. In the off-peak season if you book for two nights you can stay the third free, book for six nights and stay the seventh free and receive a complimentary barbecue meat platter, book for 13 nights and receive the 14th night free and receive a complimentary bottle of wine, a cheese and cracker platter and a barbecue meat platter. In the peak season if you book for 13 nights,

you will receive the 14th night free and a complimentary bottle of wine, a cheese and cracker platter and a barbecue meat platter. All crockery, cutlery, glassware and electrical appliances are supplied, please supply your own linen and towels. Why not give your special someone the complete package and book a Valentines Day Villas getaway? Be the first person to book for the Villas’ Valentines Day special and receive a little something extra! Book two nights and receive the third night free, a bottle of champagne, nibbles, cheese and crackers, a Valentines teddy and flowers, and a meal voucher. Keep an eye out for specials during the year in The Monitor including Mothers Day and Fathers Day specials. For more information contact Julie at the Yorketown Office – ph 8852 1188 or log onto www.petertonkin

13 Blanche Crt, Roxby Downs Your lucky number has just come up! - This magnificent property is just waiting for someone special. Set on 1663m2 in a quiet court close to town centre. It offers four great bedrooms, all with built-ins and main with ensuite, superb carpets through lounge, dine, hall and bedrooms. Very modern and generous sized kitchen with ample cupboard space, large oven with rotisserie, dishwasher and large pantry. Set amongst the meticulously landscaped garden is an in-ground pool with gas heating, surrounded by ample quality paving and garden lighting. Ducted evaporative air conditioning, double carport, pergola and well fenced. 6m x 3m workshop / storage shed with power and concrete flooring. Previous Manager’s residence. $324,000

26 Bopechee Street, Roxby Downs Another quality home - Three good sized bedrooms, all with carpet and built-ins, well designed kitchen with gas appliances, L shaped lounge with an excellent gas heater, bullnose verandah, 9m x 5.8m shed with concrete floor, ceiling fans and power, garden shed, pattern paved pergola area, tree shaded rear yard. $252,500

2 Casuarina Way, Myall Grove Caravan Park For sale - Set on a large block, this one bedroom home will surprise you. Bedroom with walk-in robe, and carpeted lounge, both with reverse cycle air con, separate dine with reverse cycle split system wall unit, 4 year old modern kitchen with ample cupboard space, 9m x 6m paved enclosed area with ceiling fans, 4.5m x 1.5m pool, double carport, established gardens on reticulated system. This could be the one you’ve been waiting for. ($100 site fee). $59,900

Property of the Week Looking for a solid investment? Then Raine and Horne in Roxby Downs has the perfect opportunity for you. This four-bedroom home at 8 Alford Court, Roxby Downs, boasts a complete set of built-in robes and ensuite in the main bedroom. The L-shaped kitchen is complemented by a dual sink, rangehood and walk-in pantry. The house boasts ducted evaporative cooling throughout, ceiling fans and a gas space heater. Outside, take advantage of the double carport under main roof, full-

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1 Curdimurka St, Roxby Downs


SOLID INVESTMENT...8 Alford Crt, Roxby Downs. length front and rear verandahs and the large, paved pergola. And don’t forget the single garage with attached carport. Garden maintenance is made easy with auto irrigation.

The property is currently leased for three years at $300 per week – a solid investment for a smart purchaser. Find out more about this property by contacting Raine and Horne – ph 8395 2233.

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Internally upgraded - Floating timber floor to lounge and dine, updated kitchen with slate flooring and dishwasher, recently painted. This 3 - 4 bedroom (or office) home will impress. Bedrooms with built-ins ceiling fans, evaporative cooling, combustion wood heater, double carport, roller blinds to front of house, in-ground fibreglass pool, generous pergola area with pattern pave, large workshop. Make the time to inspect, you won’t be disappointed! $268,000

Thinking of moving south? An excellent new residential development in Laura is only just being released. 0.5 acre to 1.0 acre fully serviced blocks from only $39,500 each. 12 new allotments - 5 sold An excellent mid north location

Open Inspections Saturday, February 5 and Saturday, February 12, 2005 13 Blanche Crt 1.00pm - 1.45pm 26 Bopechee St 2.15pm - 3.00pm 1 Curdimurka St 3.30pm - 4.15pm 2 Casurina Way 4.45pm - 5.30pm

Sole agents : Jack Redden First National 84 Ayr St, Jamestown

Don’t trust just anyone with your valuable investment. Property Consultant Geoff Chick knows the local market and can help you get results!

Geoff Chick 0417 816 738

Ph: 8664 1599 David Murley 0412 050 200 Wayne Lawson 0421 636 338

Local Penny Coleman 0418 974 384 8671 0653


(08) 8395 2233 1289 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully SA 5091

8 Alford Court – “Invest for your future.” 4 bdms with BIRs, ensuite to main, large walk in pantry, ducted air, ceiling fans, gas space heater, front and back verandahs, dble carport UMR, garage plus attached carport, land approx 1150m2. Leased $300/wk/3yrs. $245,000. Web ID 755070

1 Blanche Crt – “Investment Opportunity.” Well postioned 4 bedroom, ensuite and BIR's, good sized lounge, sep dining, gas kitchen, heating/cooling, carport UMR, currently leased at $1043 /month until 2006. $249,950. Web ID 758450

6 Coolibah Drv "Investment with a difference." Exec family home of 4 bdrms, master with ensuite, BIR's to all, lge formal entrance, formal dining, good sized lounge, family room. Dble carport, swimming pool and entertaining area, heating,cooling and 2 Colorbond sheds. Leased at $365/wk.$325,000

8 Morethia Crt – “Buy now and invest for your future.” 4 bdrms, main with e n s u i t e and WIR, BIRs to other 3, lge open plan lounge, dining, family and gas kitchen with walk in pantry, gas heating, ducted air, dble carport UMR, pergola. Leased at $1122 /mth. $254,950. Web ID 756615

2/46 Aquila Blvd – “At this price rarer than hen’s teeth”. 3 bdrm maisonette, BIRs, large lounge, new floor coverings, full length bull nose verandah,garden shed, ducted air, pergola. Leased at $230 /wk till 23/ 04/05. $179,950

12/30 Burgoyne Street – “Another tidy investment.” 3 bedroom villa, WIR and 2 way ensuite to master, gas kitchen, lounge, good size dining, heat/cool, front verandah, carport. Leased at $250/wk. $189,950

3 Emeroo Crt Great location, great opportunity". 4 bdrm home, master with ensuite and WIR, BIR's to 2 bdrms, kitchen with gas stove, rangehood, heritage bathroom, ducted evap and r/c split syst, gas heating, Colorbond shed, easy care gardens, 12 mth lease. $239,950

Lot 1374 Tutop Street – “Zoned District Business Zone” Approx 2343m 2 of land with 58 metre frontage, suitable for retail shops on application. $195,000 neg. Web ID 760795


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The Monitor is a community-owned initiative aimed at improving regional communication between the community, industry, small business and Local Government. Contributions are welcomed but The Monitor reserves the right to edit all material submitted in accordance with newspaper policy and legal requirements. The Monitor retains copyright for all images and text produced for, and published by The Monitor - Your Community Newspaper. Reaching further into the Far North than any other locally-based newspaper! More than 3000 papers delivered FREE fortnightly to homes and businesses in Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera, Olympic Dam and Pimba. Now available in four states and more than 18 outback communities, including William Creek, Marree, Lyndhurst, Innamincka, Leigh Creek, Marla, Oodnadatta, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Broken Hill, Mt Dare and Birdsville.

FAREWELL… Farewelling Kerry Phelen at the Roxby Downs Tavern last week, from left, standing, Asha Shinnick, Mel Vanzati, Vonda Powell, Nicole Hay, Kerry Phelan, Kerry Wild, Bec Schutz, seated, Kelly Harrison, Penny Smith and Rachel Petherick.

ANDAMOOKA... Enjoying the Australia Day community barbece, Anne and Mark Rathjen.

Drop into our office at... 6 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs Write to us at... PO Box 72, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Give us a call... Office – (08) 8671 2683 Sales – 0408 267 318 or (08) 8671 2622 News – 0408 267 358 Or fax us on... (08) 8671 2843 Email us at... For Metropolitan Sales... Gail Heritage: (08) 8248 4205 Fax: (08) 8248 3562 Mobile: 0410 755 514 Email:

WALKING WOMEN...Theresa Wurfel with Hayley, Hannah and Renee Wurfel after Theresa’s walk to Woomera and ack for the ‘Walk for More to Build and Restore’.

SES...Shane Martin and Brett Atkins at an SES function last week.

Church Times St Barbara’s Catholic Church Roxby Downs Saturday evening 6pm Sunday morning 9am Andamooka Catholic Church Sunday 11am first and third Sunday of every month

VOLUNTEERS...Rachel Witchard and Karen Atkins at a Roxby Downs SES volunteers’ barbecue last week.

St Michael’s Catholic Church, Woomera Sunday 5pm All denominations welcome Roxby Downs Lutheran Church Sunday 10.30am and Sunday School – 9.30am Roxby Downs Christian Community Church Sunday 10am Andamooka Community Church Sunday 2pm Desert Springs Church Sunday 10.00am at the Roxby Downs TAFE College.

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FAMILY FUN..Leon and Mary Russell, from Edithburg, visited with daughter Kimberley Jeffrey and grand-daughter 15-week-old Ciera Jeffrey.

CELBRATIONS…Karen and Travis Halliday celebrated Australia Day in Woomera with friends and workmates at Breen Park.

CHILLING…Anthony Bates, 15, and Damon Kay, 17, enjoyed a laid-back Australia Day in Breen Park, Woomera.

AUSTRALIA DAY FLING…Jessica Nicholls, 11, Bianca Broome, 12, and Amber Martin, 11, throw themselves into the games at Woomera’s Breen Park celebrations for Australia Day.

FAMILY OUTING…Sheryn, Garry and Melissa Clarke enjoying a family day out at Woomera’s Australia Day celebrations at Breen Park last week.

AUSTRALIA DAY…Amanda Whitehead and Andrew Hudson at the Woomera Australia Day celebrations in Breen Park.

BREEN PARK…Stuart and Jackie Knox with 13-month-old Hudson at Breen Park for Australia Day in Woomera.

ALL FIRED UP... Chris Lyons and Nigel Campbell cooking up a storm at the Andamooka community farewell for Fr Jim Monaghan.

SOAKING UP SOME SUN...Natalie Haddock and Kate Whittaker at the Andamooka community farewell for Fr Jim Monaghan. NIGHT OUT... Out for dinnerat the Tavern in Roxby Downs, from left, back, Christy Archer and Annmarie Stolz, front, Bruce Stolz, Deon Munn, Russell Stolz and Hayden Stolz.

Opening Times Monday - Friday 5pm Dinner from 6pm

Saturday and Sunday Lunch from 12 noon Dinner from 6pm

We cater for all functions Christmas parties, weddings, shift parties, birthdays

Phone 8672 7 137 ffor or bookings 71

Stephen Scott-Hoy


Need friendly, professional eyecare and quality fashion eyewear with a full back-up service? See the Eyebus when it visits... Roxby Downs - 8671 2001 Andamooka - 8672 7007 Woomera - 8673 7473 Monthly visits - Examinations bulk-billed. Serving rural and regional South Australia since 1990.

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Let’s have a holiday with the Silly Billies

JASON STRINGER...Local filmmaker and webdesigner Jason Stringer on the set of his latest film - Said & Done which will feature at the 2005 Outback Fringe Festival.

Local filmmaker to feature at festival Roxby Downs’ own Jason Stringer is an aspiring film maker, sometime musician and songwriter, web designer and film critic. Jason grew up in Roxby Downs and attended Roxby Downs Area School as first a student, and then a staff member where he met his now-wife Kerry Stringer. Today he has turned to a new career in public relations, but outside of working hours Jason’s passion is still films. Jason will launch his latest creation – Said and Done – at the Outback Film Festival in March this year. The film, which addresses a series of teenage issues, is the latest in a series of local documentaries and fictional films. Jason’s love of films has seen him dabble his toes in a lot of genres – but it is in horror that he has already gained notoriety. When his Exorcist fan site first gained popularity, it attracted the recognition of film creators Warner Bros who flew Jason to Rome to visit

the set of Exorcist: The Beginning. The site has now been recognised as the most popular Exorcist website of all time – outstripping even the authorised Warner Bros site. As a result, Jason will visit Washington DC late this year or early 2006 to talk at an Exorcist conference. “It’s amazing the way I’ve gone from fan to film spokesman,” he told The Monitor. “I’ll finally get to meet Linda Blair face-to-face, although we’ve talked lots of times, and I’ll be speaking to the crowds and answering questions from fans.” The success of has now led to a second website dedicated to the wider horror film genre – This website has seen Jason link with other horror buffs around the world who provide articles, interviews and film reviews. For more information about Jason’s films and fan sites, log onto www.quarterto for regular updates of his exploits.

Woomera • Roxby Downs • Andamooka March 10 - 13, 2005 • "The Silly Billies", children's entertainment • Live performances with blues band "Sweet Baby James", "Hip Hop Boys", "D'Faces Youth Theatre" and "Endangered Species" • Nukanya, Aboriginal song, music and dance, Contemporary and Cultural Performance • "Australia's biggest-selling living Bush Poet"- Jeff Cook • "The Art of Reading Aloud" with Mem Fox • Artistic Workshops - drumming, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, photography, short film and more • "Mark Making", mural project and workshop with Jimmy C

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Let’s all have a holiday with live the Silly Billies – some of Australia’s most energetic live performers to date. Colour in this picture of Cosmo the dog on holidays, and drop it into The Monitor office in Richardson Place before 3pm, February, Friday 11, for your chance to be in the running for two double passes to the Silly Bllies live OFF show, or two Silly Billies videos. Both Silly Billies videos achieved gold sales and ‘Let’s Have A Holiday!’ was ARIA nominated. The Silly Billies are bringing their spectacular 45 minute live comedy variety show of sing-along, danceAlong fun with human size puppet characters for children aged two to eight, to the Far North for the Outback Fringe Festival in March. The Silly Billies’ fantastic live show is a must-see.

AUSSIE FUN...Win double passes to see the Silly Billies perform at the Outback Fringe Festival next month.

See John, Wally and ‘Miranda the Aussie Kangaroo’ in an action packed interactive show that will have kids singing, dancing and laughing. Wally brings a captivating cartoon dimension to performances with his hilarious, highly enthusiastic en-

ergy and his comic juggling routines have wowed them on Channel V, The Panel and Channel 10. This is a great opportunity to see a great juggler in action! There is something in this fantastic fun-filled fun show everyone, from young kids to the whole family. The Silly Billies’

groovy music covers pop, reggae and R&B styles and is produced by an acclaimed musician who has worked with Sting, Disney and Steven Spielberg. Parents as well as kids will be bopping to the bouncy beat! With a fantastic funky new circus-themed film soon to be released featuring Red Symonds, Wilbur Wilde and the Circus performers from Baz Luhrman’s ‘Moulin Rouge’ - the Silly Billies are definitely the show to see! Join in the fun with Australia’s best and brightest independent children’s entertainers! The Sillie Billies in concert is an exciting upbeat show for children and the whole family. Children will enjoy singing and dancing to their wonderful music. Meet the Silly Billies after the show on Saturday, March 12, 2005. Or learn more about the fun times ahead at this year’s Outback Fringe Festival by logging onto The Silly Billies are helping the Variety Club and local playgroups help other people and we need your help to help them! A proportion of proceeds from fees, videos, CDs and T-shirts sold at concerts is donated to Name: .................................................................................... these charitable organisations. Age: ........................................................................................ Come along and have a Contact Phone: .................................................................... lot of fun and help these Email: ..................................................................................... very good causes at the same time!

Let’s Have a Holiday!

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GETAWAYS Reservation Service, Just one call to book a perfect getaway. All types of accommodation and tours, statewide. 1300 136 970,


Cavpower the Caterpillar dealer for South Australia and Western New South Wales is inviting applications for the following position:

Reluctant Sale


Successful Local Removal Business operating 14 years from home.

• $150,000 per annum• Work booked in advance • Accountants figures available • 8T Rigid truck • Full training and support if needed • Work van

Easy business to run, situated in Victor Harbour area. All you need is a truck licence and a desire to run your own business. House, office and workshop included. Total price $275,000 Or business with lease options available $65,000.

Phone: (08) 8554 3561 or 0412 361 768

FOR SALE 6-8 Person spa and 6–8 person sauna. Excellent condition. Price $10,000. Phone 8671 3364 or 0407 977 649.

LOST BLACK, male Labrador, lost from Andamooka on January 20, 2005. Answers to “SKELL”. Has collar, tags and micro-chipped. Reward offered. Phone 8672 7253 or 0427 733 319.



Located at our South Australian - Olympic Dam branch, the person we are seeking will be responsible for Parts Sales and Customer enquiries along with other duties relating to the distribution of Caterpillar parts. Duties will include: • Warehouse duties - receipt/dispatch of goods • Hydraulic hose making and identification • Parts delivery • After hours call out roster • Interpret parts required for CAT/Elphinstone equipment • Customer service The successful applicant will need to be available for an on call roster and be willing to work underground, once competent in the role. We offer housing assistance, a good working environment and above award wages and conditions. Written applications supported by a detailed resume should be forwarded in confidence to:

Manager Cavill Power Products Pty Ltd P.O. Box 103 Lot 6 Charlton Rd OLYMPIC DAM S.A. 5725 For further information on the traineeship, please contact the office on: Ph: (08) 8671 0014 Email: Applications will close on Thursday, February 17, 2005 “Cavill Power Products is an equal opportunity employer”

itor Advertising in The Mon Want to advertise your business in the Far North region?

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, self motivated person with an eagerness to succeed. Please forward resumes by Friday, February 11, 2005 to: The Manager Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct PO Box 98 ROXBY DOWNS SA 5725 Or alternatively email to:

SUPERVISOR / LEADING HAND OLYMPIC DAM BRANCH The person we are seeking must be fully qualified within the relevant trade, and have a sound understanding of mechanical systems associated with heavy Earthmoving and Mining Equipment. The successful applicant will be responsible for co-ordination of all work within a workshop environment, and maintaining safe efficient work practices. The person must demonstrate positive time management, good communication skills, and lead by example. The successful applicant will be required to perform a diverse range of tasks within the service department, reporting to the Branch Manager. The duties will include but not be limited to: • Liaise with Branch Manager to plan time, labour and resources for shop repairs. • Relieve in the Branch Manager position in their absence. • Monitor repairs in progress and assist mechanics with guidance and/or repair procedures. • Help to build service quotes. • Open work orders and add extra segments required on work orders. • Provide technical support for shop Mechanics. • Customer contact as required for delivery and pick up of machines. • Process time cards and pass on to service clerk for input. • Allocate jobs to mechanics. • Provide hands on assistance as required. • Responsible for section safety and environmental issues. • Input notes onto work orders or supply written job report as required. • Monitor section staff skills and performance in conjunction with the Branch Manager. • Relay capital and tooling requirements to the Branch Manager. • Monitor work in progress and actively close completed jobs. This position will suit an enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic and a determination to complete all tasks assigned.

Position Vacant

Cleaners Required Mon - Fri 3.30pm start

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Limited space so book early.

Call Jodie Day on 8671 2622 to discuss a package that will suit your advertising needs.

The Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct is looking for an energetic and self motivated person to operate the day to day operations of the Visitor Information Centre. The successful applicant will require: • Management and an interest in tourism and travel • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills • Exceptional organisation and time management • Self motivation • The ability to work as both part of a team and independently • Dedication and willingness to learn • Word processing skills • A current First Aid Certificate

Reiki Masters Marylin and Calandra will be in Roxby with the following developmental courses.

Written applications supported by a detailed resume should be forwarded in confidence to: Manager Cavill Power Products Pty Ld. PO Box 103 Lot 6 charlton Road OLYMPIC DAM SA 5725 For further information on this position, please contact the office on: Phone: (08) 8671 0014 Email: Applications will close on Thursday, February 17, 2005 "Cavill Power Products is an equal opportunity employer"

Celebrate your child’s birthday in The Monitor - Your Community Newspaper.

Drop into our Richardson Place office during business hours to have their photo taken. Or phone the Roxby Downs office on 8671 2683

Lorraine Webb's Inner Child Workshop - Oasis Motor Inn Saturday 14 and Sunday 15, May 10am - 6pm $350 Reiki 1 Workshop - Roxby TAFE Two nights Friday 13 and Saturday 14, May 7pm - 10pm $180 For Bookings and further information

Phone 0413 571 991 •

Notice of Road Closure Section 33 Road Traffic Act 1961

NOTICE Is hereby given that the Administrator of the Roxby Downs Council on January 13, 2005 made the following orders; That the Administrator of the council exercises the power vested in the Administrator under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 and section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and clause F of the instrument of General Approval of the Minister, November 28, 1999. Pursuant to section 33(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 declare that the event described below is to take place on the road described below is an event to which section 33 of the road traffic act 1961 applies; and Pursuant to section 33(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1961, make an order directing that the road on which the event is to be held and any adjacent or adjoining roads specified below can be closed to all traffic except police and emergency vehicles and vehicles involved in the event for the period commencing 7am, Saturday, March 12, 2005 until 1.30am, Sunday, March 13, 2004. ROAD: Richardson Place, Roxby Downs EVENT: Outback Fringe Festival ADJACENT/ADJOINING ROADS: Burgoyne Street, Arcoona Street, Norman Place, Tavern Road, Roxby Downs Pursuant to section 33(1)(b) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 make an order directing that persons taking part in the event be exempted in relation to the road, from duty to observe the Australian Road Rules specified below subject to any conditions described below and attached to the exemption. All of Richardson Place and adjacent/adjoining roads to be closed to all traffic from 7am Saturday, March 12, 2005 until 1.30am Sunday, March 13, 2005. Australian Road rules Exemption and Conditions Rule 230: Crossing the road Rule 234: Crossing the road on or near a crossing for pedestrians Rule 238: Pedestrians travelling along the road W.J. Boehm Administrator

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‘Walk for More to Build and Restore’ 2005 Tsunami Disaster Appeal 2005...Council wishes to thank all those who supported the Tsunami Walk Appeal. Council assisted with the legislative requirements. Upcoming Events...Outback Fringe Festival 10 - 13March 2005. Street party, Comedy, Theatre, Children’s performances, Workshops, Live Entertainment, Visual Arts, Film Festival and Fringe Bazaar. For further details contact Megan Barker, Festival Coordinator on 0418 870 012. Works in Progress...Various footpaths have been inspected for risk management purposes including Arcoona Street. A study of town amenity and design modelling of infrastructure has been undertaken in conjunction with the Adelaide University. An evaluation has been undertaken of the design of infill blocks in the new Southern Subdivision. No submissions concerning Draft Community Land Management Plans have been received. As required under the Local Government Act plans have been formally adopted. There will be road closures in the southern section of the town to connect up services to new allotments. The length of time each closure will take depends on the type of, and how many services are to be put into place. Council does not expect the roads to be closed any longer than one day per road crossing. Council regrets any inconvenience. A letterbox drop will be made prior to inform residents effected by this work. There may be interruptions to water/electricity and Telstra services. The remaining outstanding light at the Hermit Street roundabout has now been installed. Tonkin & Associations are currently working in a consultancy capacity on a program to upgrade Roxby Downs’ waste water treatment. Upcoming Works...Sewer pump stations to be cleaned and some to be upgraded. Digital Data Loggers will gather information relating to the town water supply and sewer pump station A area and also Pump Station D area. Some machinery is being overhauled at the sewer lagoons. As part of a maintenance program, a few water meters will be changed in the older part of town, starting at Axehead Road. Council will be relocating a high voltage switch on Burgoyne Street to assist access for the property owner. We are also replacing a street light feed cable in front of the Hospital on Burgoyne Street. Both above jobs require considerable excavations and we apologise for any inconvenience. Business Signage...Local businesses have been invited to be part of new tourism signage in Roxby Downs. Council and the Roxby Downs Business Forum have thrown their support behind new tourism signage at the corner of Olympic Way and Burgoyne Street and on the public toilet block in Richardson Place. Designs echoing the current Wilmap distributed through the Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre have been approved. Signage sales are now open. Phone Alex Barker on 0417 816 807 for more information. Electricity Cent A Meters...Council has purhcased five analyser meters for customer service purposes. These meters are available for hire from Council for a small fee. Meters will assist customers to monitor their power usage. Rates...Second quarterly rate payments were due on 16 December 2004. Fines of 2% will be charged for late payments. Electricity Water Sewerage Rates & Tariffs...New rates and tariffs for water, sewerage and electricity services came into effect from the 1 January 2005. These will be included in the next relevant monthly and quarterly billing run and for any final accounts. Electricity and Water Accounts...Meters have now been read with water accounts due for payment on 15 February 2005, electricity accounts are due for payment on 18 February 2005. Bushfire Prevention...The recent fires in the Eyre Penninsula present a timely reminder to residents of the importance of taking adequate fire prevention actions of premises and being generally careful with potential fire sources such as cigetrette butts, motor bikes and other mechanical equipment in our hot arid climate. Residents are requested to keep areas surrounding their homes free from litter, dry leaves and any other combustible materials. Bushfire season commences 1 November 2004 – 31 March 2005. Permits can be obtained from the Council office during this period. Fire Regulations and booklets are on display at the Council office. Fireworks...Fireworks are only allowed to be set off by a pyro-technician with the appropriate permits. Fines are applicable if not adhered to. Mosquito Control...Residents are reminded to throw away any unwanted containers which hold water – old tyres, drums, place sand in pot plant bases, to seal or cover all openings in raintwater tanks and to ensure that roof gutters are not holding water. Wear loose clothing , apply insect repellent that contains DEET (Diethyl Toluamide) and use mosquito coils for outdoor activities. Local Website...Visit your local updated website. New forums have now been added. Read what’s new and have your say in the Forums at Street Lighting...Is there a street light not working near your home? Please include the exact location (street, house number) when reporting to assist in easy identification for repair. Road Closure...Sections of Richardson Place will be closed for the 2005 Outback Fringe Festival on Saturday 12 March 2005 from 7am to – 1.30 am on Sunday13 March 2005 Opal Road Landfill Opening Hours...Tuesdays, 8am to 12 noon, Thursdays 1pm to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm. Out of hours access call 08 8671 1154 Council Office Hours - General...Monday to Friday—9am to 5pm

Incorporating ROXBY POWER (Electricity Supply)

ROXBY WATER (Water & Sewerage Services) Richardson Place PO Box 124, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Ph - 08 8671 0010 Fx - 08 8671 0452 Email - After Hours Emergency Contact Ph - 0418 892 870

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SPLASH DOWN...Tyler Godling, 12, hits the water at Roxby Downs swimming pool as school holidays come to a close.

WATER BABY...Kira Weaver, 2, at the pool

SLIP AND SLIDE...Local kids lined up to hit the water slide at Roxby Downs’ Australia Day celebrations.

COOLING OFF... Shayarn Bodsworth, 2, chilling out and cooling off at Roxby Downs swimming pool.

AUSTRALIA DAY...Roxby Downs youth hit the water at a run on Australia Day

WATER WORKS...Tallan Berry, 10, hits the pool for the last week of school holidays in Roxby Downs.

COOL IN THE POOL...Hayley Bodsworth, 4, at Roxby Downs swimming pool.


March 2005


Outback Fringe Festival March 10 - 13, 2005 Roxby Downs, Andamooka & Woomera Ph – 0418 870 012 Annual William Creek Gymkhana March 19 and 20, 2005 Two day event – Saturday and Sunday Horses, motorbikes, camels and an Agricultural Fair focusing on water systems.

Mondays 9.30 till 10.30am Roxby Downs Leisure Centre. $5 per child, $7 per family. 20-visit passes available. Ph - 8671 0500 Wilpena Under the Stars Saturday, February 26 Wilpena Pound Tickets available through Bass Ph - 8238 3333.

To book a display, phone Randall Crozier. Ph - 8670 7978

June 2005 Glendambo Outback 4x4 Endurance and Field Day June 11, 12 and 13, 2005 Glendambo in the South Australian Outback. Contact Dave Boothey – Ph - 8672 1097 or 0429 002 158 Email

Phone 8671 2683 or email to book your event in ‘What’s On!’ The ‘What’s On!’ Free Community Calendar is proudly sponsored by Roxby Downs Council.

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FLAG FUN... Isaac Warnock, 4, flies the flag high on Australia Day in Roxby Downs.

TUG OF WAR...The Australia Day celebrations in Roxby Downs pitted friends against friends in a fun Tug of War for local chidlren.

AWARD... Andamooka Citizen of the Year Naomi Campbell.

AUSSIE BLOKES…Bernie McCarthy and Andrew Dempsey at the Woomera Australia Day celebrations.

Andamooka Opal Showroom Post Office and Motel

Behind the Famous Bottle House Opal Creek Boulevard, Andamooka OPEN 7 DAYS and after hours by appointment Ph: (08) 8672 7007 • Fax: (08) 8672 7062 Email:

BARBECUE...In true, Australia Day fashion, ‘Staffy’ Heath manned the barbecue for Andamooka’s Australia ay celebrations. 2005 CITIZEN...Roxby Downs Council’s Trevor Kroemer congratulates local Citizen of the Year Mark Beenham.

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Metro Sales Rep 8248 2450

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EAT QUICK... Carolyn Wissell, 8, competes in the lamington eating competition at Roxby Downs on Australia Day.

AUSSIES BY CHOICE...Daniel Rocque-Gilliland, Karim Gilliland and Rene Rocque-Gilliland celebrate both their adopted current and former homes on Australia Day.

SR PAT... Sister Patricia Hogan was recognised by the Andamooka community on Australia Day. FLAG BEARERS...Clinton and Duncan Atkins at Roxby Downs’ Australia Day celebrations.

Taking power beyond the Horizon YOUTH CITIZEN...Matthew Rowney, Roxby Downs’ Youth Citizen of the Year was recognised this year for his work with local emergency services.

PATRIOTS…Celebrating a hot Australia Day with a chilled Australian brew were, from left, Simon Turner, Wayne Wilkins, Bob Spooner, Charlie Payne, Phil Wilson and Tom Blackie.

VISITORS…Woomera Board chairman Peter Rocco, second from left, joined UK visitors Mick Noblett, left, Phil Clarke and Graham Coulier at Breen Park on Australia Day. The team of BAE Systems UK employees have been regular visitors to the region over recent months and are currently working on the Woomera Range with local BAE Systems employees.

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Outback sport strategies

DIRT CIRCUIT…Roxby Downs Desert Dirt Kart Club is seeking new volunteers to help run the club’s meetings. Training will be provided. Contact president Brian Algie -0418719401 or vice president Brett Atkins – 0419277714. The club’s first meeting this year is February 19, starting at 7pm. WOOMERA FITNESS CENTRE…Keys for the Woomera Fitness Centre are available from the Community Centre during office hours for a $2 fee. Subscriptions are also available at a rate of $10 per week, $30 per month, $50 for three months, $100 for six months and $200 for the year. A refundable key deposit of $40 is applicable for all subscriptions. Find out more about the Fitness Centre by phoning the Woomera Board or Andrew Dempsey – 8674 3226. SOFTBALL…Roxby Downs Softball and Teeball competitions will start in March this year. Organisers are calling for support, both on and off the field, to keep the competition running this year. A public meeting will be held end of February when organisers will call for teams, volunteer umpires, committee members and scorers. Teeball will be reliant on parent organisers and supervisors so pledge your support now. Nominate your team or volunteer your interest by telephoning Lol Wilton – 8671 2882 or Leanne Stuckey – 8671 1349. KANGA CRICKET…Kanga Cricket will resume in Roxby Downs on Friday, February 11, at 4.30pm. Kanga Cricket provides fun and fundamental cricket skills for children aged five to 10 years old. Participants are required to bring their own hats, water bottles and sunscreen. For more information, contact coach David Boyle – ph 0427 001 743. RHEE TAE KWON DO…Roxby Downs Rhee Tae Kwon Do club participants will attend gradings in Whyalla this year in February, May, August and November. Rhee Tae Kwon Do is led by Jim Bowden at the Roxby Downs Christian Community Church on Tuesday and Thursday nights, from 6pm to 7pm. Phone 0417 084 112 for more information. SHOTOKAN KARATE… Roxby Downs Shotokan Karate Club training times resumed this month. Monday,Wednesday in auditorium, Friday in the Roxby Downs basketball stadium. Colts (5-12 years) – 6pm-6.45pm. Juniors (12-18 years) – 6.45pm7.30pm. Adults (18 years +) – 7.30pm-8.30pm. Contact Tracy Fouet – ph 8671 8226 or 0429 166 233. WOOMERA FITNESS COURSES…Woomera Fitness Centre is calling for interest in a fitness course outlining the basics of fitness, from warm-ups and correct breathing to care and correct usage of equipment. These courses are expected to be of especial interest to youth and residents who are only just starting on their own fitness regimes. Direct your enquiries about course times to the Woomera Board or Andrew Dempsey – ph 8674 3226.

GRAND SLAM...Thomas Hombsch, left, with dad and Roxby Downs Tennis Association president Neville, warming up for the season ahead.

Tennis players hit the courts TENNIS…Around 70 people attended Roxby Downs Tennis Association’s grading day on January 22, 2005. Organisers were impressed by the response. The competition starts on Friday, February 4, for seniors who play Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 9pm. Four teams of 10 people, with four subs, will compete in the senior rounds. Division 1 and 2 (Under 14s) will play

at 6pm on Saturdays, while a beginners’ round will be held on Saturdays at 5.30pm to 6pm. A total of 38 junior players have registered, however, junior places in the summer competition are still available. For those who missed out on the senior selections, register your interest for a winter competition on Sundays by phoning Michelle Thomson – ph 8671 1384.

New season of Roxby Downs bowls The new season of Roxby Downs Bowling Club night owls started last Friday night. A total of 14 teams nominated and turned up for the draw for the new season. All teams were keen to get started even though the weather was not the best. Last season’s winners drew the bottom ranked team from last season for their first game again and got off to a flying start winning 82 to 38. Most of the other games for the night were reasonably close. The following people won a prize for a resting toucher; John King, Tara Jordan, and Julie Darling. Owlets (junior night owls) is also available on Friday nights from 6.30pm to

7.30pm for any children from nine years old up to 16 years. All welcome to come and try out playing lawn bowls. Wednesday night ‘scroungers’ is still going and is open to anyone to come down and try out. We have some great social bowls and it a different way to learn how to play bowls. Night Owl Results - Game 1...Yorkes (77) d Beenham’s Bungups (43); NFI (73) d She Devils (47); Carefactor (63) d Enterprise (57); Norms (82) d AA’s (38); Funky Frogs (61) d Merv’s Team (59); Crowless (66) d No Names (54); Safety Biased (71) d Back fillers (49).

FAR NORTH…Far North and Outback residents have been called on to highlight their sporting and recreation needs for a regional strategy. The SA Government has initiated an Outback Regional Recreation, Sport and Open Space Strategy in order to develop recreation and sporting facilities and initiatives throughout the Far North and Outback. The Strategy will provide region-wide direction for providing and managing open space, sport and recreation programs, services and facilities. The Outback has many features and resources that are highly valued by residents and visitors alike. The strategy will aim to improve the management and development of them, resulting in the ongoing provision of a broad range of recreation and sport opportunities throughout the region. For the purposes of this project, the Outback has been defined into six sub-regions encompassing the following townships: 1. Marla, Oodnadatta, William Creek, Coober Pedy, Mintabie. 2. Innamincka, Mungerannie, Lyndhurst, Maree. 3. Andamooka, Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam, Woomera, Pimba, Glendambo, Kingoonya, Tarcoola. 4. Copley, Leigh Creek, Beltana, Nepabunna, Igawarta, Arkaroola. 5. Yunta, Manna Hill, Olary, Cockburn. The Office for Recreation and Sport will work with a number of partners involved in the strategy, highlighting the regional importance of the project. These partners include: The Outback Areas Community Development Trust, the District Council of Coober Pedy, the Office for Recreation and Sport, the Department of Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts (Planning SA); and the Office for Regional Affairs. Organisers have heralded the project as “a wonderful opportunity to think broadly about how facilities and initiatives can benefit the region as well as individual communities.” Collins Anderson Management (CAM) has recently been appointed to develop the strategy and it is anticipated that the project will be completed by May this year. As part of this process CAM will seek to engage local communities to identify the range of local and regional issues and opportunities that need to be considered. This process will include public workshops to be held shortly in the region with community groups, sporting clubs and associations and local residents. Relevant Local and State Government departments will also be consulted. Far North and Outback residents are urged to “take this opportunity to be involved and contribute to determining the direction for recreation, sport and open space in the Outback’”. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Daniel Anderson – ph 8212 5188 or email .

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10% off store wide (excluding bulk products)

Red Sands Hair Design:

Free ladies cut when having a colour and foils. Men’s haircuts for just $14.

Roxby Downs Community Club:

Get a free garlic or cheese and herb bread in the Steak House

Roxby Downs Pharmacy:

Free pair of goggles with every sunsuit purchased.

Roxby Leisure Centre:

Discount on any Ezypay Membership. The $20 joining fee will be waived for all Copper Card Holders. Conditions apply.

For an appointment phone 8671 1203

Roxby Mensland:

20% off backpacks.

Far North Photographics:

Free enlargement from negative with every frame purchased up to 8x12

Roxby Newsagency:

Spend $20 and receive a free photo frame.

Flowers in the Bush:

10% off all fresh flowers.

Tandales Hair and Beauty:

Free treatment for a cut and dry.

Lè Funke Cafè:

Buy a slice of cake and receive a free coffee.


Free ice cream cake for birthday draw at the end of each month.

Mitre 10:

10% off retail price for Accent paint, includes interior, extrior and undercoats.

Outback Cinema:

Buy one movie ticket and receive one free.

Auto Pro:

Mini compressor for just $19.95


Purchase a DVD from our Top 10 and receive an ex-rental half price


Single budget swags just $160 ”Copper Card Holders”only

Beauty by Nancy:

$5 off a set of permanent French acrylic nails.

Creative Trims and Crafts:

10% off all quilting fabrics. Phone: 8671 0153.

Desert Décor:

10% off giftware, 30% off summer clothing

Dunes Café:

Buy a coffee and receive a free cookie.


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OD retains its perfect 2005 record over Wanders Sporting



CRICKET...Olympic Dam’s Matthew Watkins and Nigel Shinnick watch on as Ryan Briggs bowls one in for the Wanderers on Sunday. The game, originally scheduled for Saturday, was postponed to Sunday when rain washed out the original match. However, Sunday saw the Wanderers handicapped, fielding just nine men which cost them dearly in the batting. Woomera at home defeated Rogues by 38 runs in their day/night encounter to boost their chances of playing in the finals. It was only their second win if the year but their opponents have not been any more successful leaving both teams on equal points with four matches to go. The home side batted first and Wally Broome carried his bat to record 72 not out in Woomera’s total of 4/158 assisted by 37 from Chris Pillar while Sam Nethery (2/ 22) and Paul Trotta (1/38) were successful with the ball. Despite having one of their better sides of the season Rogues were unable to reel in the total and were all out for a disappointing120 and now need to tread carefully to avoid the wooden spoon for the second successive season. Trotta top scored with 32 and Nathan Promnitz made 21 while Mick Ingold and Andy Searle dismissed two batsmen each. Woomera 4/158 Broome 72no, Pillar 37 Nethery 2/22, Trotta 1/38 defeated Rogues 120 Trotta 32, Promnitz 21 Ingold 2/8 Searle 2/26 Olympic Dam maintained their perfect record over Wanderers for the season so far with a comfortable 44 win at Roxby Downs oval on Sunday morning. The contest was scheduled for Saturday morning but the weather intervened and both teams agreed to return the next morn-

ing. Unfortunately Wanderers were only able to field nine men and paid the penalty while fielding first, and later when batting. Olympic Dam started slowly held together by another watchful innings from opener Brian Partington who finished on 59 while Craig Nichols returned to form with a more than useful 30 runs to his name. Andy Wellington 28 and Paul Kemp 17 not out upped the tempo after a drinks score of 2/65 to expose a weakened and tiring attack and help the Devils to final score of 9/ 182. Brent Harper took five wickets but was too expensive in doing so while newcomer Damian Smith used the new ball well for his 2/20 from eight overs. The Swaggies lost early wickets to be 3/51

until Garry Briggs and Smith set the innings alight with a sixty five run partnership that threatened to derail Olympic Dam winning aspirations. However two overs changed the game completely as Kemp dismissed Briggs on 38 and Wellington followed up to claim Smith for a well-made 57. Kemp 3/22 wrapped up most of what was remaining, Wellington bagged another two to take his season tally to 22 victims and Greg Roberts 2/19 made the early inroads wit the new ball. Olympic Dam 9/182 Partington 59, Nichols 30, Wellington 28, Kemp 17no, Kroll 11, Kerr 10 Harper 5/60, Smith 2/20, Humphries 1/38 defeated Wanderers 139 Smith 57, Briggs 38, Watkins 10 Kemp 3/ 22, Roberts 2/19, Wellington 2/29, Kroll 1/ 20.

Cricket Premiership Table Olympic Dam Wanderers Rogues Woomera

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10w – 1 – 51 – 85% 6w – 5 – 35 – 74% 2w – 9 – 19 – 58% 2w – 9 – 19 – 56%

Championships at Feb 3,Thursday from ASSA, Andamooka 6.00pm Rhee Tae Feb 17, Thursday Kwon Don, 6.30pm Mountain auditorium Bikers at BMX track Feb 3, Thursday Feb 17,Thursday 6.30pm Mountain from 6.00pm Rhee Bikers at BMX track Tae Kwon Don, Feb 4, Friday 7.00pm auditorium Night Owls, Roxby Feb 18, Friday Bowls Club 7.00pm Night Owls, Roxby Bowls Club Feb 5, Saturday 8.30am Rogues vs Feb 19,Saturday OD, Roxby 5.30pm 7.00pm Desert Dirt Wanderers vs Kart Club Woomera, D/N Feb 19, Saturday Feb 9, Wednesday 8pm Standard Gun 6.30pm Hash IPSC at ASSA, Runners at Camp 3 Andamooka BBQ area Feb 19, Saturday Feb 9, Wednesday 9.30am Rogues vs 6pm Air Pistol at Woomera, Roxby ASSA, Andamooka Feb 20, Sunday Feb 10, Thursday 8.30am Wanderers 6.30pm Mountain vs OD, Roxby Bikers at BMX track Feb 23, Wednesday Feb 10,Thursday 6.30pm Hash from 6.00pm Rhee Runners at Camp 3 Tae Kwon Don, BBQ area auditorium Feb 23, Wednesday Feb 11, Friday 6pm Air pistol at 7.00pm Night Owls, ASSA, Andamooka Roxby Bowls Club Feb 24, Thursday Feb 12, Saturday 6.30pm Mountain 8.30am Rogues vs Bikers at BMX track Wanderers, Roxby Feb 26, Saturday 5.30pm Woomera vs Night Meeting – OD,D//N Roxby Downs Dirt Feb 16, Wednesday Circuit Club 6.30pm Hash Feb 26, Saturday Runners at Camp 3 8.30am OD vs BBQ area Rogues, Roxby Feb 16, Wednesday 8.30pm Woomera vs 6pm Air pistol Wanderers, D/N

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Local on-court action heats up for summer

ON-COURT CONTEST...Erika Syvertsen with ball, Meg Rasheedvy for control of the ball in the first game of the season. TEST OF SKILLS...Darcy Kenny battles to keep control of the bull under pressure from Logan Hodgetts during junior basketball at the weekend. COURT CLASH...Tegan Paull pressures her on-court opponent for possession during Saturday’s junior basketball game. Organisers are expecting to ramp up the season this weekend. Participants are encouraged to check their rosters (copies are displayed at the Roxby Downs Leisure Centre) and show up promptly for games. New players can contact Andrea Freeth - phone 8671 1561 after hours for more information.

Slow start to junior basketball season BASKETBALL…Roxby Downs’ junior basketball first games of the season had an early start on Saturday. The pre-term start saw numbers lower than normal for the first game of the season. All prospective players are encouraged to check the rosters, available at Roxby Downs Recreation Centre, for a fresh start this coming Saturday. “Saturday was a slow start but things

are set to ramp up with school starting this week,” coordinator Andrea Freeth told The Monitor. “Sub-minis will be playing again this year. “Sub-minis is for five and six-yearolds – kids can come along, learn some skills and have a fun game.” New and prospective players can contact Andrea Freeth – 8671 1561 after hours.

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Just as you plan and prepare for upcoming seasonal changes, so too must you plan and prepare for the changes in the investment markets. The real estate activity spotlight is about to be turned onto the southern areas of South Australia, especially the beautiful Kangaroo Island. Easily accessible, KI is well known for its unspoilt natural environment and now for it's real estate potential. In particular, it's latest land release, 'The Outlook'. Spectacular coastal and mainland views from the elevated land at 'The Outlook'on Kangaroo Island are now available from just $98,000 for about 2000 sq m. Make the enquiry now, phone Richard Wedding on (08) 8553 2688 or visit to secure your piece of your island home.

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