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CONSERVATION CONCERNS…Archaeologist Phil Czerwinski and government investigations officer Andrew Hill visited the region this month to take a closer look at a series of claypans on the Olympic Way bypass road which are significant to local Kokatha Aboriginal mythology. OLYMPIC DAM…Off-road driving has taken its toll on a series of sacred Aboriginal sites between Olympic Dam and Roxby Downs, according to a visiting archaeologist and investigator from the Department for Aboriginal Resources Affairs and Reconciliation. Archaeologist Phil Czerwinski and government investigations officer Andrew Hill visited the region this month to take a closer look at a series of claypans on the Olympic Way bypass road which are significant to local Kokatha Aboriginal mythology.

The visit is one of several the pair will make to significant sites throughout the Far North this month, in the first steps towards creating a regional conservation plans for significant sites of this kind. Mr Hill raised concerns that off-road vehicles had had a serious impact on the sites. “The area has been impacted upon by the use of vehicles on these particular claypans and we want to encourage local residents not to drive on these areas,” he said. ...continued on Page 4

And the rain keeps falling... FAR NORTH...Local children like these young explorers weren’t the only Far North residents to enjoy recent rains throughout the region. Pastoralists across the Far North welcomed this month’s more than 30 ml of rain. However, for many station managers, it will not be enough to take the pressure off stock reserves. ...continued on Page 3

Look for our “Midweek Special” insert in this edition of The Monitor – Your Community Newspaper

COMMUNITY PLAN DAY Saturday, June 19 and Sunday June 20, 2004 THE COMMUNITY’S MOST IMPORTANT WEEKEND OF THE YEAR! An interactive display detailing over 70 community submissions which •Reflect life in Roxby Downs • Show the community’s vision • Detail the changes we need to make


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Heather Wadrop, 57, Roxby Downs I’d like to see the board encouraging activities in dining and entertainment for the older group of Roxby Downs.

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Artist Dan Bradley and former Monitor Sales representative Penny Lyon welcomed the birth of daughter Laylah Anay on June 8, 2004.

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There’s a saying – ‘for evil to triumph, all it takes is for good men to do nothing’. I think it’s quite profound even though I’m ashamed to admit I heard it on daytime television. The sentiment is all about apathy – which I personally think should be filed away as the eighth deadly sin. There’s no one who’s not guilty of it. And apathy can kill a community, as easily as it can kill ideals. Think about that sentiment this weekend, because June 19 and 20 is the most important weekend of the year for the Roxby Downs community. Maybe Roxby Downs isn’t where you intend to be in 10 years, but you’re here now, and your family is here and, going on statistics, you’re pretty likely to stay longer than you originally planned – so make it worthwhile. What’s the use of whining about what’s not being done in your community if you’re not telling the right people – the people who’s job it is to make some changes? Your opinion IS important and you CAN have your say – this weekend! The Community Board is listening, so get on the record – get down to Community Plan Day on June 19 and 20 at the Roxby Downs Auditorium. Don’t just do nothing Have your say on the most important weekend of the year. What would you like to see discussed at the Community Plan Days on June 19 and 20?

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frequently-raised issues and you will have the opportunity to prioritise the ones you feel are the most important. “Hand out material for you to take home will also be available. “For those who would like to know more about the Community Board and the process there will be brief presentations in the theatrette throughout the day (see back page for times) at which you can ask questions and provide comment. “While we suggest you allow at least 20 minutes to walk and comment on the display, it is suggested you do not rush yourself - allow plenty of time, so that you can consider all of the comments and there consequences for our future. “This day has been promoted as the community’s most important day of the year, a comment which is not made lightly. “There is a sense of ‘history in the making’ here as the results of this day will not only set the direction for the future it will set the priorities. “How will the community of 2014 rate the community of 2004 for its vision, courage and values? “In the end people get the community they are willing to settle for,” Mr Goldie said. “What will Roxby Downs settle for?”

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ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs will host ‘the most important weekend of the year’ this weekend, at the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct and Auditorium. Local residents of Roxby Downs, Olympic Dam and Andamooka have been invited to come along, have their say and learn more about how the process so far. Community plan facilitator Ray Goldie offers participants a simple, ‘how to’ guide for the planning day. “When you enter the Cultural Precinct Foyer you will be greeted by a Community Board member who will direct you the beginning of the huge poster display that will run through the whole cultural precinct,” Mr Goldie said. “At your own pace you will be able to wander through the display of maps and text which will reflect the comments and vision of the 70 submissions that were made to the Community Board. “At each section of the display you will be able to privately make your own responses that may endorse or disagree with the comments or add a whole new train of thought. “It will be as simple as writing your comment on the paper provided and placing in the ‘comments box’ at each display. “The final display will feature the most


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Sally Kirkham, 21, Roxby Downs - I would like to see more retail shops and longer trading hours in the community, especially Foodland and the Chemist.

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Knitting for the needy FAR NORTH…The Outback Health Advisory Group will meet on June 28, 2004, at the Roxby Downs Health Service. For more information about the service, or to be part of this important advisory board and direct health priorities for the region, phone 8671 9020. GLENDAMBO…The annual Black Jack Rum Run from Roxby Downs to Pimba and Glendambo will be hosted by the Central Upper Northern Tourers on July 3 and July 4, 2004. Tourers and friends will leave Roxby Downs on 11.30am on July 3, reform at Spuds, Pimba, by 1pm, before travelling to Glendambo. Participants will enjoy a series of games and awards, with all proceeds donated to charity. For more information - ph 8671 0849 on a Friday night. ROXBY DOWNS…Representatives from APEX club throughout South Australia and the Northern Territory will converge on Roxby Downs this weekend in the hopes of raising interest in establishing a local branch of the service group. APEX is a community service organisation aimed at people aged 18 to 45, which runs community-based events, helps with fundraising for charities and works closely with local services, schools, universities and social groups. APEX offers its members and their events the protection of comprehensive insurance for events and networking possibilities throughout the country. For more information about APEX, contact Steve Richards – 0419 831 735 – or talk to the visiting members at Market Day on Saturday, June 19. FAR NORTH…The Human Rights Commisioner Dr Seve Ozdowski last week launched the report of the national inquiry into children in immigration detention. The inquiry visited all Australian detention centres – including Woomera and Baxter Detention Centres – and took evidence from detainee children and parents, human rights advocacy groups, medical and legal experts, as well as government representatives. The inquiry examined whether the laws requiring the detention of children and the treatment of the children in immigration detention met with Australia’s obligations under international law. For more information about the report and its recommendations, log onto children_detention_report. WOOMERA…Woomera Playgroup hosted a working bee on May 29, 2004, continuing a series of improvements organised by local volunteers. Playgroup is held Monday mornings from 9.30am to noon, Thursday afternoons from 12.30pm to 3pm, and dads’ playgroup on the first Saturday of every weekend. For more information, contact Joyce Salisbury – ph 8673 7156, or Jane Scarr – 8673 7102. WHYALLA…Steel manufacturer OneSteel has pledged $170 million to upgrade the Whyalla blast furnace. The blast furnace relining project began last week and has attracted more than 400 speciallytrained staff in shifts around the clock, seven days a week, for a total of 65 days.Whyalla’s OneSteel furnace is the second longest-running blast furnace in the world after operating for the past 23 years. WOOMERA…The Royal Flying Doctor Outback Trek arrived in Woomera on June 6, in the fifth day of a 3000km outback adventure to raise funds for the RFDS. A convoy of 340 pre-1971 cars visited 30 towns through the Strzelecki Desert and Birdsville track before arriving in the Barossa Valley last week. PORT PIRIE…The SA Government last week announced that the SAMAG magnesium plant proposed for Port Pirie will not go ahead. This comes as a major blow to the local community after lobbying for more than two years to lock the investors into commiting to a Port Pirie project. A SAMAG spokesman quoted higher running costs in SA as the reason behind the decision to site the plant in Qld. The SA Government, will now redirect $25 million pledged to the project into other local resource initiatives. WOOMERA…The Woomera airfield committee hosted its bi-annual emergency procedures exercise this month. The exercise is aimed to test and review the response of local services and the combined Woomera emergency plan. Exercise coordinators heralded the event as successful and thanked the parties involved for their efforts. APY LANDS…The state government has announced funding of $13 million, over four years, for additional services in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkunytjatjara (APY) Lands. This funding is in addition to the $12 million provided in the 2003/04 budget and is to be spent on additional policing and a range of services and programs responding to the major problems within the APY Lands communities. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

WOOMERA…For gether into blanyoung Woomera kets. mum Joyce Last year’s Salisbury, knitproject produced ting is a new skill more than 80 she just picked blankets which up a few weeks were distributed ago. to homeless famiMum of four lies throughout Jane Scarr origiCatholic Charinally learned to ties. knit from her The pair are callown mother ing for other local now it’s a familknitters to join iar pass-time the cause, or for she’s taken up people to donate again. wool to the Together, in just KNITTING KNOW-HOW... project. Already a few weeks, the Woomera mums Jane Scarr they have knitted pair have put and Joyce Salisbury are more than 20 their skills to knitting ‘blankets for love’. squares and have good use and the received a donaneedles are flytion of wools ing furiously as they create ‘blan- from local residents. kets for love’. To learn more about ‘blankets of love’ As part of this charity project to in Woomera, phone Jane on 8673 provide blankets for the needy, the 7102, or Cynthia Thompson at St pair are knitting both squares and Barbara’s Parish School in Roxby strips which are later crocheted to- Downs – ph 8671 3207.

Red noses on sale now RED NOSE DAY…The Knox boys are doing their bit for Red Nose Day in Woomera this year. Dad Stuart dons the red nose while six-month-old Hudson is the poster boy for the June 25 Sids for Kids fundraiser. Red noses, badges and teddy bears are now available from outlets throughout the Far North region, including Woomera Area School.

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ANDAMOOKA STATION…Charlie Oldfield, grandson of Andamooka Station managers Danny and Janet Oldfield, surveys the station dam which filled for the first time in 18 months this month, when the station recorded 48ml of rain on June 1 and 2.

Rains a reprieve for stations FAR NORTH…Sporadic but healthy rains have spelled a temporary reprieve for stations throughout the Far North – but station-owners are praying for more as the storm clouds are set to roll back in again this week. On Muloorina Station, co-owner Colleen Mitchell has welcomed this month’s rains. “It’s not drought-breaking, but it’s a good start,” she told The Monitor this week. “This is the first decent rain we’ve had in 18 months - what we’ve had now will get us through the winter and this takes some of the pressure off. “The feeling’s a bit more positive and we’ve had a few bad years before this – but it’s going on four years since we’ve had continuous good seasons. “At the moment we’ve got our b reeding cattle on agistment at Birdsville to save them.” On Andamooka Station, station managers Danny and Janet Oldfield received 48ml of rain on June 1 and 2. The station’s management has had to de-stock

over 100 head of breeding cattle in the past 18 months to deal with drought conditions and, as a result, the Oldfield family was “very excited” about recent rains. However, with water still in short supply between the homestead and Andamooka, the family continues to hope for more rain. At Mungerannie, the locals received around 40ml of rain over the past four weeks. “Everything is green, and there are a lot of wildflowers starting to bloom,” John Hammond, co-owner of the Mungerannie Hotel told The Monitor. “There’s plenty of feed everywhere now and the local pastoralists are very happy but some of our tourists have been very surprised, even disappointed, to actually see ‘green’and flowers in the desert.”


Birdsville has also enjoyed good rains so far this month, which has slowed the tourists down considerably. The roads have also received some damage and were closed for a few days but locals now report plenty of water around the desert and lots of wildflowers blooming. Roxby Downs and surrounding townships have enjoyed a total of 48ml so far this month, with more rain expected in the coming weeks.

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NEWS OFF themes Comprehensive health care for children Sacred sites damaged DOWNS… by off-road drivers set for 2005 ROXBY Residents of Roxby

FAR NORTH…The strengths of the Roxby Downs and regional communities will be showcased in the themes of the 2005 Outback Fringe Festival – family, outback and mining. In just its second year, the festival program for 2005 has already been expanded to four days from Thursday, March 20 the Saturday, March 13 – with major events planned in Woomera, Andamooka and Roxby Downs. Event coordinator Megan Barker told The Monitor that support for the 2005 event has been overwhelming. The 2005 festival will introduce local artist Dan Bradley as artistic director of the festival. Mr Bradley will coordinate the artistic elements to reflect the themes ‘family, outback and mining’.

Downs and the surrounding region can now benefit from a comprehensive visiting health service aimed especially at the needs of local children. The Port Augusta-based child health team provides a variety of services to Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera, and as far afield as Coober Pedy, Leigh Creek, Quorn, Hawker and the Far North of SA. The team includes a variety of specialists including a speech pathologist, diebetian, occupational therapist, podiatrist, paediatrician, paediatric physiotherapist and mental health workers, who visit Roxby Downs every month. The specialists work closely with local services including health professionals, community health services,

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CHILD HEALTH…Visiting health specialists Rosemary Box, Jo Leane and Manda Hollins – part of the team of child health specialists working closely with local health services to better serve the community. childcare centres, preschools and schools. “We are very busy when we’re here but we try and work around families, meeting with them where and when it suits them best,” team leader Rose-

mary Box said. “We are a service of the Port Augusta and Regional Health Services but work closely with the community health services locally. “Our services are free

and the only service that requires a doctor’s referral is the paediatrician.” For more information about the visiting health services, or to make an appointment, phone 8648 5800.

“Most people are acting responsibly and using the local facilities provided for their motorbikes and vehicles, but the ones who aren’t have caused significant damage and could expect to face some serious penalties should they be identified or caught driving on the claypans. “It’s not that people aren’t welcome to visit these sites and enjoy their beauty, but the old adage holds true – take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.” John Zwar, of the Olympic Dam Environment Section, warned local residents that it is a requirement of employment on site that employees and contractors comply with environmental restrictions. “Right from the earliest stages of the operations at Olympic Dam off-road driving has been discouraged for environmental reasons, and to avoid damaging traditional heritage sites,” Mr Zwar said. “We strongly encourage anyone interested in offroad motorbikes to join the motorcross club and use their track and facilities – they also hold occasional events off-site in station properties and the like for those who want to go bush. “In addition to the local club tracks there are some approved tracks in the municipal lease for that purpose – the powerline track is no longer one of them, however, because of the risk of accidents. “The other aspect is that, because station properties are quite close by, anyone wanting access to any pastoral properties must get permission from the station owner or manager.” Permission is required before visiting any local pastoral station. To arrange access, contact the following: Andamooka Station: Danny Oldfield – ph 8671 0754. Roxby Downs/Purple Downs: Leo McCormack – ph 8671 0228. Stuart Creek Station: Bobby Hunter – ph 8675 8320. Mulgaria Station: Rob Savage – ph 8675 8313. Or more information about areas available for offroad driving around the municipal lease, contact the Olympic Dam Land Management team – ph 8671 8664. ...for up-to-date movie guides every time!

Friday, June 18 – Tuesday, June 22 Van Helsing – Rated: M. Friday 6pm and 9pm; Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 8pm and Monday 2pm. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen – Rated: PG. Sunday 2pm and Monday 3.30pm.

Friday, June 25 – Tuesday, June 29 The Day After Tomorrow – Rated: M. Friday, Sunday and Tuesday 8pm. Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen – Rated: PG. Saturday and Sunday 11am and 2pm and Monday 3.30pm.

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Regional police report A 17-year-old Roxby Downs youth was reported for being on licensed premises after midnight on June 13, 2004.. On June 12, 2004, a 45year-old Roxby Downs man was reported for failing to wear a seatbelt and exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol. On the same day, in an unrelated incident, a 14year-old youth from Roxby Downs was reported for possession of alcohol in a public place. A 15-year-old youth from Roxby Downs was also reported for possession of alcohol in a public place. On June 12, 2004, the theft of a mobile telephone was reported when put down in a local licensed premise. Police have received overwhelming community support, after media exposure, in their enquiries into an assault on a teenage girl walking through the paddock between the Myall Grove Caravan Park and The Dunes Estate on the June 4, 2004. The inquiries relate to an incident, late on Friday night, June 4, 2004, when a young woman walking alone on a track off Burgoyne St was tackled by a male person. The woman was able to escape from the man before he was able to do more than grab her. Police have called for community assistance in identifying the man. He is described as Caucasian, about 180cm tall, in his late 20s – early 30s. He had dark short hair, a thick dark drooping moustache and a beard or stubble over the chin. He has a pierced left eyebrow with stud. Investigations are still continuing in relation to this matter. Police and CFS attended two abandoned vehicle

fires in the sand hills to the northwest of the Bypass Road/ Andamooka Rd on Saturday June 5, 2004. Both fires were quickly extinguished by the CFS with minimal damage to the surrounding area. Fortunately the rain earlier in the week prevented the fires from spreading. Also on June 5, 2004, two Roxby Downs youths were reported for consuming liquor in a public place, in front of a local licensed premises. Also on Friday June 4, 2004, a gas bottle in a yard on Willaroo St was turned on, leaking gas into the area. The smell of the leaking gas alerted the owner of the property before any damage was caused. An 18-year-old Andamooka man was reported for exceeding the PCA after being stopped at an RBT station on Friday June 4, 2004. He was also issued an expiation notice for possession of cannabis and equipment. A youth from Roxby Downs received an expiation notice for exceeding the speed limit and breaching his ‘p’ conditions on June 4, 2004. Roxby Downs Police have been approached by representatives from the Attorney Generals Department concerning the use of vehicles on the various clay pans surrounding Roxby Downs. Although they are currently flooded, when dry they seem to be a favourite place for ‘extreme’ driving – donuts etc. Information given to police is that these clay pans have cultural significance for local Aboriginal communities and driving on or damaging the clay pans is an offence under the Environment and Heritage Act and will be strictly enforced.

Great Australian cattle drive BIRDSVILLE…The SA Government will provide $1.1 million funding in 2005 for next year’s ‘Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive’ from Birdsville to Marree. The 2005 cattle drive will leave Birdsville on April 30 and end in Marree on June 11. The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive recreates the cattle drives of SA’s earliest years, and attracts ‘drovers’ from throughout Australia, Europe and the US. The inaugural event, in 2002 for the national Year of the Outback, attracted 600 participants. The cattle drive, owned and managed by ‘Australian Major Events’, will run for six weeks and involve an expert team of drovers, 600 head of cattle, 120 horses and up to 560 international, interstate and local tourists. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

Library seeks board members

LIBRARY BOARD...Roxby Downs Community Library board members Mandy Kerby and Sheila Culf are calling on fellow library lovers to join the board. ROXBY DOWNS...The Roxby Downs Community Library is seeking the participation of two community people to represent the public of Roxby Downs on the Library Board of Management. “The task of the Board Members is to attend four meetings per year, where you represent what the community would like in library policy and decision-making,” librarian

Mandy Kerby told The Monitor this week. “In other words you take on an advisory role to library management on important issues such as, library policy, closures and funding.” To play a part in strengthening the local library services as a representative for your community please contact Mandy Kerby and express your interest – ph 8671 0660.

Research proposal at Roxby Downs practice ROXBY DOWNS...Roxby Downs…Roxby Downs Medical Practice will conduct a small-scale research project, locally this year. “The project’s aim is to find incidence of pregnancyinduced leg cramps in the community and document the measures utilised to overcome them”, Dr Shafiq Mughal told The Monitor this month. “We have noticed a number of females presenting with these complaints at our practice. “Unfortunately there are no set guidelines available in the literature”. By doing this survey we will find prevalence of this pregnancy associated symptom and identify suitable and effective treatment options for our community. “Participants will be asked to complete an anonymous questionnaire during their visit to the practice”. Simple questions will be asked about the frequency and severity of symptoms and methods used to overcome them. “The completion of questionnaires will not take more than 10 minutes and your support in this regard will be greatly appreciated. “We hope to start data collection by June/July 2004. “As per ethical and legal requirements, complete confidentiality is assured. “The results of research will be published in our local newspaper. “We hope to get a good response and support from the community to help achieve better care and service for all”. For more information, please contact the practice on 8671 1900.

OD offers teachers a new view

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INDUSTRY LEARNING…Don Finlayson (ASMS), Peter Dunn (Ardtornish PS), Olympic Dam’s John Zwar who co-ordinated the visit, Vicki Bourlioufas (RDAS) and Caroline Need (ASMS) during a teaching visit to the Olympic Dam operations. OLYMPIC DAM…Four teachers, including local teacher Vicki Bourlioufas, visited the Olympic Dam operations from 31 May till 4 June 2004 on a visit sponsored by the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy Inc. The group was hosted by the WMC Olympic Dam Environment Section, and were interested in seeing how maths and science is used in industry, with a view to preparing more relevant curriculum material for use in schools following the visit. The visiting teachers included Peter Dunn, a science specialist from Ardtornish Primary School in Adelaide and winner of a Premier’s Award for teaching. He was accompanied by Caroline Need and Don Finlayson, teachers from the Australian School of Maths and Science, located on the Flinders University campus in Adelaide. RDAS was represented by science teacher Vicki Bourlioufas. During the week the visitors discussed topics including environmental management, waste management, occupational health and safety (including radiation), well-field monitoring, air emissions, ecology, hydrogeology and cultural heritage. They also visited Roxby Downs Area school for an inspection and to meet staff, and learned about the Arid Recovery Project. “At the end of the visit the teachers said the experience was beyond their expectations,” visit coordinator John Zwar said. “Good links have been forged between schools and with personnel at Olympic Dam.”

WINTER SALE Stringybark Country Clothing of Clare will be at the Roxby Downs Motel on Wednesday, June 23 from 3pm and Thursday, June 24 and Friday June 25 from 9am in Room 14.

We are stockists of: • RM Williams for men and women (rugby’s, wool blend jeans, shirts, boots, belts, caps, etc.) • Bull Rush Clothing • Countrybelle • Morrison Country (wool blend jeans) • Simona Sport • Resort Report • Veronika Maine If there is anything special you would like me to bring please ring the shop on (08) 8842 2186 or email: For more information regarding stock you can look up our website: Monica Trengove – Mobile: 0417 803 386

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YOUTH New WAS website WOOMERA…Woomera Area School launched its new-look website on May 31, 2004. School staff, students and supporters were introduced to the website in a bigscreen presentation by ICT coordinator Andrew Hudson. The sit includes around 40 pages of information developed by staff and students, including class-specific pages which will be updated regularly. Get a closer look at what’s happening at Woomera Area School by logging onto the site at www.woomera.

Roxby youth centre FUNDRAISER...Youth services coordinator Sue Penglase displays some of the items on sale at the upcoming ‘mega garage sale’.

Mega garage sale for youth centre ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs Youth Services will host its Mega Youth Garage Sale on Sunday, June 20. Visit the Roxby Downs Youth Centre, at the back entrance to the swimming pool, on Sunday, June 20, from noon to grab yourself a bargain. Local youth are selling everything from TVs and teddy bears to beds, baby furniture and bric-a-brac. Service coordinator Sue Penglase said the sale is a real opportunity for young people starting out to buy some handy furniture at a great price, while also helping out the youth service. All proceeds from the sale will go towards the youth centre itself.

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RITE student Daryl Stuckey has been working with Beenham Elite, a local building company, and says it is one of the best things he has ever done. Daryl was encouraged to take the position by his work placement co-ordinator and loves working with the team at Beenhams. He gets to do a range of things from painting and cleaning to plastering walls and other small jobs. He gets an early start and works from 7am till 4.30pm. Daryl said “getting to do what I want to do and getting experience in the mean time”, was the best part of his RITE placement. Daryl will continue to work at Beenham Elite next term and cant wait to begin again.

Lee Hunter is a RITE student who is undertaking his work placement at the Roxby Downs Community Library. Lee, 14, is a keen reader and enjoys working at the library because of the great variety of jobs that are offered to him. Lee helps serve customers, assist people with their choices and organise and stack books. Lee toldThe Monitor that the best parts of his job was “meeting lots of different people and finding out about the different parts of the library and how they work”. ROXBY DOWNS…Term 3 placements for the Roxby Industry Training Enterprise program finished last week. The RITE program is offered to all Year 10 students attending Roxby Downs Area School. RITE is designed to help students finish their schooling in a way that will benefit them in their future employment prospects. The program also introduces students to the workforce and teaches them how to find, apply for and gain jobs.

ROXBY DOWNS...Roxby Downs Youth Centre will offer extended opening hours during the July school holidays. For more information, visit the centre or phone Sue Penglase - 0407719714.

‘Freaky Friday’ fun WOOMERA…More than 30 youth and their families attended a barbecue on May 22 to mark the local viewing of ‘Freaky Friday’ at the cinema, organised by the Woomera Youth Centre. Local youth combed the Woomera Thrift Store to dress up in ‘Freaky Friday’ fashions with teenagers Bria Martin and Bianca Broome winning the ‘best dressed’ awards. Woomera Youth Centre is still seeking support from community members with ideas, motivation and time to spare. To volunteer your time or support, contact Sheryn Clarke – ph 8674 3211.

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Library hosts holiday activities ROXBY DOWNS…The Roxby Downs Community Library will host a holiday program during the July school holidays. The theme will be ‘opening doors to other worlds’. The display items from the holiday activities will be put on show during Book Week (week 6) Term 3. After this date children will be able to take their craft activities home. Tuesday, July 6, 2004 - Opening doors to other countries. Thursday, July 8, 2004 - Opening doors to the past. Tuesday, July 13, 2004 - Opening doors to magical worlds. Please bring a shoebox. Thursday, July 15, 2004 - Opening

doors to rainbow treasures. Time: 10.30am to 12 noon. Where: Children’s section of the library Cost: An empty shoebox Age: Children 5 years and older. (Children under five will need to be supervised by a parent/caregiver) Helpers: Students who are Year 7 and older can provide help organising and running the activities. Bookings are essential. For more information, contact Roxb Downs Library staff – ph 8671 0660. Materials: If any community member has large cardboard boxes the size of a fridge box can you please donate them to the library by Wednesday, June 30 to be recycled.


AMY…Amy Bell celebrated her seventh birthday on May 6, 2004.

COOPER…Cooper du Plessis had his fifth birthday on May 18, 2004.

MILLIE...Millie Clarke celebrated her fifth birthday on May 10, 2004.

LILLI…Lilli Southon celebrated her second birthday on June 9, 2004.

MADDIE…Maddie Bourn celebrated her sixth birthday on June 5, 2004.

DYLAN…Dylan Jeffrey celebrated his fourth birthday on June 2, 2004.

GRACE…Grace Sires celebrated her ninth birthday on May 30, 2004.

JORDAN…Jordan Montgomerie had her first birthday on June 1, 2004.

JAKOB...Jakob Smith celebrated his fifth birthday on May 28, 2004.

DASHING DOG…Longtongued pet-lover Hannah Scarr, 9, brought her welldressed pooch ‘Dudley’ to school last week for Pet Day. WOOMERA PET DAY…Woomera Area School hosted its annual ‘Pet Day’ last Wednesday. Teachers and students brought along their favourite pets for a series of competitions – some even dressed up as their favourite animals. Teacher Kelly Faust brought her dog ‘Swiffer’ along for the day.

School pet day at WAS DOG DAYS… Michael Scarr, 5, had no troubles with his best friend at Woomera Area School Pet Day. Prizes were awarded on the day for best-dressed pets and owners.

CAT’S MEOW…Andrew Dempsey, 9, brought ‘Sylvester’ to school for a show-stopping performance at WAS Pet Day.

To build self esteem and optimism children need: (6) more positive messages than negative ones... they make children feel valued and worthwhile Try a few of these tips: • “doing” messages such as giving your time, your attention, hugs and smiles build self-esteem • count how many times you say positive and negative things in one day and make sure the next day has more positives • think first and turn the “don’t” message into a “do” message eg “don’t slam the door” to “I know you can close the door quietly” • don’t label children eg “you are lazy, naughty, rough, untidy... • don’t talk about what you could have or what you would be able to do without children.

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Free safety check at market day ROXBY DOWNS...Roxby Downs parents can ensure their infants are safely restrained in their vehicles through expert fittings of child restraints this Saturday. Adelaide business Baby Junction will be at the Market Day on Saturday where parents can make an appointment for a free complete safety check or complete fitting of all types of child restraints.

Baby Junction manager Pete Miller is an accredited child restraint fitter. Mr Miller said parents are welcome to come and see staff at their market day stall on Saturday morning to make an appointment and ensure child restraints are appropriately installed. Interested parents can also ring Mr Miller on 0421 692 531 for more information.

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COUNCIL SNIPPETS After more than four years Sister Anne Higgins will leave Roxby Downs this month to continue her work with children and families in detention, begun in Woomera, at Baxter Detention Centre. Sr Anne will move to Port Pirie this month after playing a significant part in the establishment of the St Barbara’s Parish School, as well as providing support within the Woomera Detention Centre. After more than 30 years in education, Sr Anne brought a wealth of experience to support the school community in its earliest beginnings. Her time at St Barbara’s Parish School has been “exciting”, according to Sr Anne, and she enjoyed being part of “such a vibrant and growing community”. “Travelling back and forwards between Baxter and here I’ve seen the desert in it’s many different moods and I will miss it – I’d always lived near the water before I moved to Roxby Downs,” she told The Monitor this week. “There’s a lot I’ll miss about Roxby itself – it’s been very enriching and I’ve enjoyed being part of building up the parish support for the local community. “I’ve appreciated the way the many families interact and form support networks in Roxby Downs, which are so needed when they’re away from extended families.

HORNS AND HOOVES…Relive SA’s outback history on the ‘Hooves and Horns Down the Oodnadatta Track’ cattle drive in September this year.

Reliving the droving days SISTER ANNE...Sister Anne Higgins will leave Roxby Downs this month to continue her work with children in detention closer to Baxter Detention Centre. “Beginnings are over now though, and the school’s well-established and making a very vital contribution to the town. “While I’ll miss Roxby and I’ll miss the people, my experiences at the Woomera Detention Centre within our own parish has made it very clear to me that I need to continue that work in Baxter. “In a town with so many children, I’m sure the residents can understand the trauma of children in detention and they would hate for their own children to be in these circumstances.”

Working together to beat the weeds ROXBY DOWNS…WMC, Roxby Downs Council and local landscaper Outback Landscaping are working together to manage and control weeds around Roxby Downs in a coordinated manner. With the onset of recent rains comes renewed concerns of noxious weeds springing up – in particular, Buffel and Fountain

Grass, as pictured, left. These groups are working together on a ‘weed management plan’ to focus weed control on high-priority weeds. The co-operative effort will also include an information sheet for distribution to households describing priority weeds and how to best eradicate them from household gardens. WEED WORK...Brushing up on their weed recognition skills, Roxby Downs Council’s Christy Olditch and WMC enviroment officers Celeste Ellice and Bree Galbraith.

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WILLIAM CREEK…Work continues for the firstever ‘Hooves and Horns Down the Oodnadatta Track’ cattle drive in September this year. The locally-organised event will see more than 200 tourists relive SA’s droving history between Oodnadatta on Friday, September 3, arriving in William Creek on Saturday, September 25. The 200km cattle drive will trace the route taken by the Overland Telegraph Line, the original Ghan railway line, early camel trains, and outback explorers who braved the track between Adelaide and Alice Springs before the Stuart Highway was built. The community fundraising event was conceived and continues to be driven by local pastoral property owners and managers who wish to give visitors a taste of outback life and culture. Organisers say the cattle drive will authentically reflect the life of the true cattlemen. The finalé will take place at William Creek with a campdraft on Friday, September 24, 2004 and the Australian National Bronco Branding Championships on Saturday, September 25.

Works in Progress Council wishes to thank residents for their patience during the repair of a broken water main on Pioneer Drive (adjacent St Barbara’s School) on Wednesday evening, June 2, 2004. Upcoming Works Traffic counters will be placed in Gregory and Mirra Streets over the next few weeks. This will assist to determine designs for upcoming bituminous reseal works. Maintenance to Water Main valves to be performed, residents will be kept informed through RoxFM community radio. In the new financial year reflective labelling of street light poles will be undertaken to indicate house numbers which will assist emergency services to locate property addresses easily. This initiative is a result of a request by various Roxby Downs Emergency Service Groups who are having difficulty locating reported incidents due to a lack of house numbers visible on the house or letterbox, particulary at night. 2004/05 Preliminary Budget Council is in the early stages of budget preparation for 2004/05. Residents wishing to have specific matters considered should forward their suggestons in writing by June 26 2004. 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. Telephone Alex Barker on 0417 816 807 for more information. Water Accounts Water account payments are now overdue. Prompt payment would be appreciated to avoid further action. Rates Rates Notices have been sent and are due for payment on 16 June 2004 – if you are having difficulty with payment please contact Bronnie Warren on 8671 0010 to avoid payment of collection fees. Community Planning Day – You are Invited! The community’s most important day of the year! Come and be a part of this interactive display of the proposed 10 year community plan for Roxby Downs. To be held at the Cultural Precinct on Saturday June 19 between 9am – 4pm and Sunday June 20 between 10 – 1pm. Dog Registration Fees Due to amendments to the Dog and Cat Management Act currently going through Parliament, Council foresees that the current fees for dog registrations will be changing and as a result there may be a delay in issuing renewal notices. Council will notify of any changes as soon as they are finalised. 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. 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

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BIRTHDAY BUNCH…Some of Tandales Hair and Beauty’s original clients enjoyed a celebratory champagne at the salon to mark 18 years of local hairdressing. Pictured, from left, back, Jill and Gary Butterfield, Julie Nixon, Ros Boothey, Tandales owner and original hairdresser Taryn Chick, Lyn Ferenci and Annie Uhlik, front, Hannah Nixon, Colin Boothey, Bev Zeptner and Marg Perkins.

JACK DANIELS FAN…Jack Daniels memorabilia collector Darren Neale, of Olympic Dam, added a mirror to his collection this month after winning a Jack Daniels bar mirror from the Ochre Cellars. The mirror was presented by bottle shop manager Rick Oldfield last week. Mr Neale ‘drank a lot of Jack Daniels’ to enter the competition. The win complements a bar fridge he was presented in a similar promotion last year in Adelaide.

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BIRTHDAY… Penny Smith celebrated her birthday last week with family and friends, back, from left, Vaughan Smith, Geoff Chick, Shirly and Shane ‘Doggy’ Gow, Reyne Smith and mum Penny, Leo McCormack, Rachel Ainslie, front, Taryn Chick, Jakob Smith, Marie McCormack and Erin Smith.

ROXBY’S CUTTING EDGE…The team at Roxby’s Cutting Edge hairdressing salon celebrates its first birthday this month with the long-standing hairdressers Karina Hill and Kelly Baker welcoming new hairdresser Dianne Fisken to the team. “Between us, we share 33 years of hairdressing experience,” Mrs Hill told The Monitor. “Which is ironic as none of us are in our 30s yet.” Mrs Hill said Roxby’s Cutting Edge was her first foray into self-employment and has led to a similar leap for Mrs Baker and Mrs Fisken. “It’s been great and we just couldn’t have done it without the loyalty of our customers – who can join in the celebrations with us next week with some of our birthday specials.”

ANDAMOOKA ARTIST…Andamooka artist Alex Mendelsohn launched his local exhibition ‘Future Art’ at Roxby Downs Art Gallery on June 1, 2004. The opening was officially opened by WMC Olympic Dam general manager John McKirdy, pictured with Laurence Duggan, artist Alex Mendelsohn and Roxby Downs council administrator Bill Boehm. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

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One-day city-to-seaside drive Adelaide is well-known as the 20 minute city and the drive from stately North Adelaide to fashionable King William Road via the city’s beautiful beaches and historic Port Adelaide proves it. Make an early start and get the day underway with breakfast in North Adelaide. From the city take King William Road and head north past the River Torrens and Adelaide Oval with its new statue of cricket legend Sir Donald Bradman at the entrance. Make a quick detour to Light’s Vision at Montefiore Hill and continue to O’Connell Street, with its many popular cafés, restaurants and bistros. Take a stroll and admire the 19th century mansions, row cottages and villas. Follow the signs to Port Adelaide, an historic working port established in 1840. Pick up a brochure for a self-guided walk, take a river cruise and maybe even see a dolphin or two, and be sure to visit the SA Maritime Museum and National Railway Museum. For lunch, head across the Jervois or Birkenhead bridges to Semaphore – a seaside suburb with a village atmosphere. Semaphore has plenty of choices for lunch by the sea. Drive south along the Esplanade, past the suburban beaches of Grange, Henley Beach and West Beach to Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination, Glenelg – the site where the first British settlers landed in 1836. Glenelg has a great swimming beach, plenty of shopping and good cafés and restaurants. And why not visit the Bay Discovery Centre. Last stop for the day is fashionable King William Road, Hyde Park. Revive yourself with an afternoon coffee before checking out the great antique, fashion and homewares shops lining the streets.

Great ideas for green thumbs Garden looking a little drab? Is your backyard in desperate need of a face-lift? Would you like to come home to the peaceful sounds of a water feature on your back patio? Winter is a beautiful time of the year in the outback as the heat fades away to the gorgeous crisp mornings of winter – but lucky for locals, the weather is still great for gardening. Virginia Nursery, just off the Port Wakefield Road north of Adelaide, is one of the city’s best kept gardening secrets. The nursery is now considered the biggest and best in Adelaide, and offers the greatest variety at the best prices in town. If you are planning a shopping spree in the city this school holidays its worth leaving some space in the boot for some of the fantastic statues and water features available. As well as a large range of indoor and outdoor plants, ground covers, advanced trees, palms, topiarys and standards, Virginia Nursery is home to a massive range of swater features, statues and garden design ideas. If you are looking to create an impression, the expert staff can help you design a garden or water feature suited to your little patch of Australia. The nursery has an extensive range of sandstone pots, urns, pedestals and letterboxes as well as Adelaide’s largest range of glazed and terracotta pots from China, Vietnam, Germany, Egypt and Malaysia. Call in on your next trip to the big smoke – Virginia Nursery, Gawler Road, Virginia – ph 8380 9560 and open 8am-5pm seven days, except Good Friday and Christmas Day.

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Adelaide - a home away from home “Boarding is an invaluable, character building experience.” Skye Riggs, Year 12 boarder, 2003. Choosing the best school is not as easy as it may seem. A good school means different things to different people. For some it is the academic outcomes of a school that define its excellence. For others it is the breadth of the school’s curricular and co-curricular activities. Many people are interested in the facilities a school has to offer, while for others it is the software that matters – the ethos and values of the school. At Walford Anglican School for Girls everyone is justly proud of the academic results achieved by the students year after year. In 2003, 64% of Year 12 students’ results were in the top 10% of the State. However, Walford is much more than just an academi-

this. cally excellent school - it is Becoming a also very much boarder at a school on the Walford is an move. The easy transischool enjoys tion into livstate-of-the-art ing away education fafrom home. cilities and its Boarding enrolments are House staff such that the take great school is able care to create to offer an exan environtensive range ment of comof subjects and fort and secuco-curricular WALFORD...Adelaide opportunities for rural girls rity, in which activities. students are The Walford ethos, however, remains one of able to feel at ease. Often called a “home its greatest strengths. Walford is a school where away from home”, it is the atmosphere of individuals are valued and nurtured, where the warmth, compassion, understanding and pastoral care of each girl is of paramount im- sharing which earns the Walford Boarding portance. The school offers a friendly, family House such a title. oriented environment where respect for oth- The School is currently offering opportuniers, for courtesy and for community are ties for country girls to enter Walford in strongly encouraged. It is a school where each 2005 with a Boarding Scholarship. For furgirl is encouraged to be the best that she can ther information, log onto the website be and where the peer group is supportive of or phone 8373 4062

All the comforts of home and more Whether you fancy a caravan by the beach or a seaside villa near the pool, Adelaide Shores at West Beach is the ideal escape in the city. Adelaide Shores boasts half of Adelaide’s coastal accommodation and is located well away from the hustle and bustle of suburbia, right on the beach, in 135 hectares of parklands along the West Beach sand dune. And it’s all just a few minutes drive from the shops, beachside activities, cinemas and restaurants of Glenelg. The Holiday Village has everything from two bedroom villas or smaller holiday units with spacious living areas and fully equipped kitchens, and all are carefully designed to make the most of privacy and the village’s cool open green spaces. The villas also feature large bathrooms, air conditioning, linen and private balconies to enjoy the view. Visitors can also make the most of the activities which include, a leisure centre with video games, table tennis and a pool table, tennis court, beach volleyball court and two heated and shaded pools. Just next door at the Caravan Resort families can make the most of a seaside holiday in a tent to a luxury cabin. The cabins vary in size, accommodating 2-6

people and are situated in landscaped courtyard settings. All cabins are self contained with colour television, air conditioning and parking. Those travelling by campervan can make the most of the grassed shady areas and the fully appointed international kitchen and dining area – there is also a well stocked shop with takeaways and a licensed bistro. Adjacent to both the Holday Village and Caravan Resort golf enthusiasts can make the most of two highly acclaimed 18-hole golf courses. There are also boat launching facilities, coastal walking pathway, skate park and BMX track located within the Reserve. The location of Adelaide Shores makes it an ideal spot for those wanting to get out and about and explore Adelaide and beyond. It’s a perfect place to relax and enjoy and still just a quick drive into the centre of Adelaide and museums, restaurants, theatres and casino, and the shopping of Rundle Mall. Adelaide Shores is truly a resort with something for everyone – holidaymakers, weekenders, families, retirees and interstate travellers – an enjoyable and welcoming place to stay in Adelaide. See the inserts in The Monitor for special deals at both the Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort and Adelaide Shores Holiday Village.

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and pedal cars, trikes and scooters, art and craft, puzzles, manchester, mobiles, intercomes and monitors, - all under one roof. Mrs Lows said Just Kidding stocks great quality brands such as Safe n Sound, Steelcraft, Emmaljunga, Peg Perego, Nuk and Avent including a wide range of quality prams and modern three-wheeled strollers. Free off-road parking and a city central location means shoppers don’t have to drive all over the city in search of items. Just Kidding’s vast babywear and nursery supplies are complemented by a wide range of giftware, an excellent variety of educational toys as well as children’s clothing up to size 2. If you can’t get to 70 Franklin St, Adelaide these holidays, then why not shop on line - and Just Kidding’s friendly staff will assist with organising freight. GET IN GEAR...Don’t drive yourself crazy shopping for baby products - visit Adelaide’s one-stop baby shop - Just Kidding - and put the breaks on stressful shopping.

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Catch Adelaide’s Cabaret Festival Although the Adelaide Cabaret Festival started on June 11, it’s not too late to catch a show and witness the best in cabaret entertainment. A Night at Fat Willy’s - The Four Noels – Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace, June 22-26, 7.15pm Ok. So there are three of them. And no-one’s called Noel. But there’s no mistaking the comic genius of The four Noels in A Night at Fat Willy’s. The hit of the 2002 Melbourne Comedy Festival, da boys take you back to da 30s where Fat Willy’s is the most happening speakeasy in town. Notorious gangster boss Fat Willy is losing his grip on things (must be that greasy grub he got his paws on) and mayhem ensues. Great songs. Crazy characters. Breathtaking physical comedy honed to near perfection – and nobody is holding a gun to my head to say that (Was that ok, Fat Willy?) What’s Wrong with Bingo – Adelaide Festival Centre Banquet Room – June 24, 9.30pm. June 25-26, 7pm. Join Sandman, Flacco, Two Fat Ladies and Legs Eleven for Bingo gone bizarro! When was the last time you went out for a show and came home with a meat tray? Well, this could be your lucky night. Because the ever-unpredictable Sandman and Flacco of ABC-TV fame, backed up by their fabulous band, the Non-Seekers, are calling Bingo, telling yarns, singing songs and causing chaos. Paris Combo – Festival Theatre Stage, June 22-26, 8pm If there’s a real chill in the air this winter, you can put it down to the cool of Paris Combo. Direct from studio sessions in Paris, this quintessentially French quintet has captured the spirit of The Hot Club de France, and distilled it into something unique and contemporary, Fronted by the sensational chanteuse Belle Du Berry, Paris Combo features David Lewis on trumpet, Potzi on guitar, Mano on Bass and Francois on percussion and drums. Together they blend a cocktail of Gypsy music, sparkling pop, cool American jazz, and a smoky hint of Django Reinhardt and pour it out with intelligence, a subtle sense of humour, and above all else, exquisite taste. And much much more The Adelaide Cabaret Festival will run through to June 26. Book at Bass.

GOOD GUYS...Good prices, good products, good variety, good advice……it’s all good at David Brooks’ The Good Guys, Thebarton.

Good news from the Good Guys Good news for Roxby Downs and Far North residents. If you’re looking for good prices, good products, good variety and good advice…then it’s all good at David Brooks’ The Good Guys, Thebarton. And for purchases made prior to 30 June it just gets better – David is offering a free freight deal to Roxby Downs. So if you want anything electrical - television or plasma screen, digital camera, sound system, refrigerator, microwave, computer, or kitchen appliance, now’s the time to make a good deal.

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Or you could drop in during your stay in Adelaide this school break and check out David Brooks’ The Good Guys, Thebarton’s huge range of stock. Conveniently located a few minutes drive from inner city Adelaide, The Good Guys Thebarton is easy to find. Just look for the sign – halfway between the Coca Cola bottling plant and the West End Brewery, directly across from Bonython Park on Port Road. Find the big names at Adelaide’s best prices - Sony, Kambrook, LG, Westinghouse, Phillips, Breville, Simpson, Electrolux, and Panasonic – thousands of items and millions of dollars worth of stock. Or check out The Good Guys fantastic range at David Brooks’ The Good Guys, Thebarton is located at 69 Port Road, Thebarton. Phone 8354 3544.

Kidz Trading Place 66 Belair Road, Hawthorn 5062 (opposite Mitcham Girls High School)

Phone: (08) 8373 3860

Quality, recycled children’s and teen wear, maternity, toys, ski-wear, football boots etc. SA’s largest recycled shop (40,000 items) NO WT AKING GOODS NOW TAKING ON CO NSIGNMENT CONSIGNMENT

CABARET...’Flacco’ and ‘Sandman’ in ‘What’s wrong with Bingo?’


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ST GEORGE Serviced Apartments at Norwood – Ideal for short or long stays in Adelaide. Two bedrooms, lounge, kitchen/dine, air conditioning, tv/video, BBQ area, security under cover parking. Only 100 meters from shops, cafes and cinemas. From only $99 per night. Phone 0408 855 572.

SUPER SPECIALS Children’s and Ladies socks


FRIDGE/Freezer – Kelvinator 350litre. 8 years old. Excellent working order, immaculate condition. $350. Phone 8671 0254.



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Roxby Downs Myall Grove Caravan Park

SHIPPING Containers (20ft) $2500 plus GST. Contact 8671 0336.


Phone: (08) 8671 1991 Fax: (08) 8671 1099

NISSAN Patrol 2002, 4.2ltr Diesel. 5 speed, 16,500kms. Electric brakes, bulbar, towbar and cruise control. $50,000ono (RH-4444). Phone 86882349 or 8688 2648 (Tumby Bay). TOYOTA Avalon VXI 2001 99,000kms as new. Registered until July. WMG 333. Electric sunroof, electric seats, towbar and spoiler. $21,900 negotiable. Please phone 0417 841 877.

LOT 57 Government Road, Andamooka. One bedroom home, partially furnished and garage on large block. $34,000 negotiable. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653. Due to ill health, vendor says sell.


Person required for Casual Cleaning position

SPACIOUS three bedroom duplex, large kitchen and dining room. $260.00 per week. For more information, please phone Penny at Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653 or 0418 974 384.

Applications available from Myall Grove Caravan Park

Ph: 8671 1991


LOT 51 Government Road, Andamooka. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, large lounge and large entertaining area. $70,000 negotiable. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653.


Must have current drivers licence Starting at 8.00am-12 noon

TOYOTA Hiace LWB. 2000 model, five speed, central locking, power steering, ladder racks, lockable shelving, a/c, wash basin. Price on asking. Phone 0438 418 441.

pr oudly sponsor ed proudly sponsored by R oxb y Downs Ro xby Council

For a full job description call Goldie Strategic Development on 08 8227 2777 or email

Toddlers tracksuit pants sizes 3 to 7

PIPER Pathfinder P28-235 1975 TT 3240hrs, Lycoming 6cyl 235hp 760htr prop 660htr, paint 7/10, Interior 7/10, King KA134 audio, KR21 marker, KY92 Com1, KR97a Com2, KR86 adf, KN64 mode c transp, KN64 DME, Narco Nav 11a Nav1, Garmin 100 gps, 4place intercom, JPI 700 egt/cht, strobes, factory corrosion proofed.Night VFR 130kt cruise Beige w/ - brown stripe. $125,000 (No GST) Phone (08) 8595 5261 ah or go to http:// for more info.

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The Monitor, an independently-owned Community Newspaper, is the main media source to South Australia’s far north communities, with one of the largest distribution areas in Australia. Published in Roxby Downs, this highly acclaimed country newspaper has a position available for an experienced journalist with layout skills. The position offers the successful applicant the opportunity to manage the paper’s editorial content and develop new ideas and concepts. The position is situated in Roxby Downs and is an excellent opportunity to work with a young, vibrant team in a supportive environment that will allow you to grow and develop your skills and newspaper experience.

Is coming to Roxby Downs on Friday, June 18 & Saturday, June 19, 2004 in the Auditorium.

FOOD grade Stainless Steel 650ml x 650ml. Great as fish boards $4.50 each. Contact 8671 0336.


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CARAVAN Caramel 16ft Pop Top Caravan. Electric brakes. Excellent Condition. $18,000 phone 8688 2349 or 86884648, Tumby Bay. Reg TCU980.

ROXBY Second Hand Furniture. Trading Hours Mon – Fri 11.30am-2pm and Sat and Sun 2pm-4pm or, by arrangement by phoning 0428 138 758.


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LEARN to fly Roxby Downs Aero Club, phone Ben Hammond 0407 974 002, Jim Spring 0417 867 812 or Phil Goldsworthy 0417 810 494.


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RENTAL PROPERTIES HOUSE for rent. Four bedroomhouse in Roxby Downs. In-ground pool, sheds, outdoor entertaining, built-ins, ensuite. Price on request. Phone 0417 899 837.

THREE bedroom home, partially furnished $100 per week. For more information, please phone Penny at Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653 or 0418 974 384. THREE bedroom home, plus study, double garage. $280 per week. For more information, please phone Penny at Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653 or 0418 947 384. TWO x two bedroom units. $200 per week each. For more information, please phone Penny at Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653 or 0418 974 384.

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RDAS P&F Market Day Saturday, June 19, 2004 from 9am Richardson Place Roxby Downs Youth Mega Garage Sale Saturday, June 19, 2004 from noon Roxby Downs Youth Centre Community Plan Day June 19 and 20, Cultural Precinct 9.00am – 4.00pm Saturday and 10.00am – 1.00pm Sunday SpinFX Jam Session June 20. Roxby Downs Club from 1.00pm Outback Health Advisory Group June 28, 2004 Roxby Downs Health Service Ph – 8671 9020

Glendambo Annual Black Jack Rum Run July 3 and July 4, 2004 Leaves Richardson Place, 11.30am, July 3 Ph – 8671 0849 (Friday nights)

Hooves and Horns Down the Oodnadatta Track to William Creek Friday, September 3 – September 23, 2004 Oodnadatta to William Creek Roxby Downs Show & Shine September 11, 2004 - 9am Roxby Central Shopping Centre Ph – 0417 816 807 William Creek Campdraft September 24, 2004 Ph – 8670 7978 OCTOBER, 2004 Andamooka Community Market Saturday, October 2, 2004 Ph Naomi - 86727111. MARCH 2005 Outback Fringe Festival March 10 - 13, 2005 Roxby Downs, Andamooka & Woomera Ph – 0418 870 012

JULY, 2004 Marree Australian Camel Cup Saturday July 3, 2004 Jan Whyte Phone: 8675 8222

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Boogie in the Bush Saturday, July 17, 2004 Roxby Downs Race Course Pete Paisley – 8671 0878 AUGUST, 2004 Roxby Downs Outback Cup Day Saturday, August 14, 2004 Roxby Downs Racecourse Ph Barry Patterson - 8671 3113 or 0407 779 272 RFDS Auction Golf Day August 21, 2004 Roxby Downs Golf Course Ph – 8671 0336

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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 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 Phone Pastor Bruce 0427 663 033 or Gay 8671 0573. Sunday 6.30pm at the Roxby Downs TAFE College.

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ROXBY DOWNS AREA SCHOOL fortnightly newsletter This community page is paid for by the Roxby Downs Area School

Our Sc hool Vision School A community working in partnership to pursue success academically, socially, culturally and emotionally.

A message from the Principal

Our Strategic Directions are: · · ·

To ensure that a climate of quality teaching and learning exists across the school. To build parent and community partnerships and raise the profile of the school in the wider community. To further develop the social, emotional, physical and cultural wellbeing within our school community.

Parents and Friends report Welcome to another fortnightly newsletter. Firstly, we thanked all sponsors, businesses and community members’ last newsletter for the P&F Quiz Night held Friday, May 28. We had up to 100 people in attendance on the night and a great night was had by all. Again, thank you to the Oasis Restaurant for the use of their premises and the lovely hot and cold free supper provided and to the Quiz Masters for the night, Team Tigers, the previous year winners of the P&F Quiz Night for their great quiz questions, led by emcee for the night, Bianca Wake and her team of judges. Also thanks to the P&F Committee members, led by Tabatha Frech on the night, who put in countless hours of hard work to make the night a success. Thank you to all involved and most of all the people who came along and enjoyed the night, we raised $1704.05 for the children at RDAS, which will go towards supporting out students at school. The winners of the quiz night were: First: Stiffs. Second: Mad Hatters. Third: Vintage Cheddar. The details of names of teams and prizes were listed in the last Monitor if you would like to know more. Again, a special thank you to Tabatha Frech for a great effort organising the P&F Quiz Night. You are a very dedicated member of the P&F and we all appreciate the hard work you put into organising this event.The next Market Day will be after the school holidays on July 24. See you there. The next P&F general meeting will be July 21 at 7.30pm in the school staff room. We would like to welcome a new parent, Vicki Carter, to the P&F and any interested persons will be more than welcome to come along and offer their input. P&F donated $500 to the Home Economics section at RDAS and it will benefit the children greatly in their learning skills. On behalf of the President of the P&F, Sheila Culf and members, we would like to farewell Tammy Olsen. She has put an enormous of effort into the school and the community as a volunteer over the years. We wish her, Rick and the children well in their future endeavours. Annette Jackson, for the RDAS P&F Committee.

HANDS-ON HELP…Tradesman Martin Welsh of Beenham Elite lends his expertise to the senior woodworking class at RDAS, from left, front, Penny Keane, 17, Cody Gaiter, 17, back, Tristan Dunkley, 16, Matthew Beenham, 16, and Joel Bailey, 16.

Working hard in woodwork Over the last semester, seven Year 11 students have been busy designing and constructing entertainment units, desks and coffee tables as part of their SACE studies. Students also had to complete a written component that required them to analyse a specific piece of furniture.

Are you recycling? We are! Did you know that our school, especially the Art Departments would appreciate: Magazines, containers, boxes, scrap cardboard, tubes (cardboard), ice cream tubs and lids, tins,

Enrol now for music lessons

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orange juice/pop top bottles. This is a fundraiser for our students and a way of re-using materials. Please see Karen Grantham for more details at RDAS.

Handy hints for improving learning Hint 1 - Most learning doesn’t happen at school

& Dates to Remember

June 17 Year 11-12 exams 12 Biology 8.30am – 11am 11 Biology 8.30am – 10.30am 12 PE 1.30pm – 3pm June 18 Year 11-12 exams 12 English Studies 8.30 – 11.30am 11 English Communications 8.30am – 10.30am June 19 Market Day June 25 R-6 Assembly 11.30am June 29 Early Closure 2.10pm July 2 End of Term 2 - dismissal 2pm July 19 Term 3 begins July 21 P&F general meeting, 7.30pm

scrap material, glass jars and newspapers. Please wash out containers and dry. We are also continuing to collect all recyclable milk cartons, glass jars, soft drink cans/bottles,

The following handy hints for improving learning are extracted from Andrew Fuller’s book ‘Help Your Child Succeed At School’. Keep an eye out for more of these handy hints in future issues of The Monitor.

Chris Barrett is offering guitar, piano, bass and drum tuition for all interested students in term 3. Chris can be contacted on 8644 0140 or 0439 958 830. Students who are interested in enrolling need to contact Chris by the end of Term 2 to arrange a timeslot for next term.

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Students had to comment on purpose of the piece, construction methods used and any recommendations/ changes they would make. They are now up to the final part in their practical and completing their staining and varnishing of their own items.

Children spend only 15 per cent of their time at school. They spend more time asleep (33 per cent) than they do at school. Most of their time (52 per cent) is at home, awake, mucking around, playing, and learning about life and its what they do with that time that is important. Most of their future learning also won’t occur in school. It is estimated that 70 per cent of the jobs that will exist in the year 2020 do not exist now.

We know that knowledge is doubling every three years. It is estimated that 50 years ago a high school graduate left school knowing about 75 per cent of what they would need to know in their working life – today’s high school graduate will leave knowing about two per cent! This series of handy hints to improve learning are designed to help us work together to ensure that we prepare your children for success. For more of Andrew Fuller’s hints - log onto

We hope to complement these newsletter pages with any important information, dates, happenings etc. published in a Parent Bulletin. This will be a one page flyer sent out each week. If you are able to receive it by email please respond to: with the subject: Please subscribe to Parent Bulletin.

Dear Parents and Friends. Resilient Learners – Andrew Fuller…Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller recently ran a whole day session with all of our staff on the student free day. Basically it was about the relationship between resilience and academic success. Resilience of course is a vital component in life. We need to be resilient to all manner of occurrences and influences in our life. Resilience is best learnt from children’s first and best teachers, their parents. How you as a parent react to a certain situation will definitely be a key influence in how your children react. If for example you yell and break things when things don’t go your own way you can well imagine the response when your child is asked to clean their room! This may well be an exaggeration but I use it to illustrate what an important role parent’s play in modelling good behaviours and strategies. Teachers can only assist you in developing your child positively it is not their job to bring your child up. Please read No. 1 of Andrew Fuller’s Handy Hints for Improving Learning entitled “Most Learning Doesn’t Happen at School.” Interestingly enough when dealing with higher-level student behavioural management issues we estimate conservatively befiveween five per cent and 10 per cent of parents do not take any responsibility for their child’s behaviour. Not surprisingly when some students are disciplined for inappropriate language, abusive or disrespectful behaviour we often see the same behaviour from their parent/s when called to the school. School community members who are abusive, threatening or using offensive language to any school staff member are liable for an on-the-spot fine. Legislation as at 1st January this year allows schools to take immediate Police action in this occurrence. Change in Cleaning Contract…After six years our Cleaning Contractors are changin‘Spotless” to ‘Zippy Cleaning Agency’. We are grateful to Mrs Sharon Wallace Manager of Spotless, and Site Cleaning Manager Pattie Draper, who have done an excellent job since 1988. We look forward to our new contractor maintaining this high standard of cleaning which benefits us all. Breakfast Club…Andrew Fuller reiterated how essential the right nutrition is for optimum learning. Students who do not eat breakfast or eat chocolate, potato chips and drink soft drinks purchased from local shops before school are at a distinct disadvantage. If you want your child to do better at school provide them with healthy alternative such as fruit and protein laden food. Foods rich in carbohydrates or sugars, while better than none, slow the brain processes and make children either sleepy or hyperactive. To this end we have begun a Breakfast Club run each morning between 8.05am and 8.25am out of the Canteen. This is operated by Ms Tracy Pine, along with student helpers - James Bott, Jessica Pine, Jamie-Lee Oldfield, and Monique Beehan. After a slow start on Monday with 2 customers it has rapidly increased to around 40 to 50 by the end of the week. The menu includes hot chocolate, toasted sandwiches, toast, weetbix and juice for a nominal cost. Well done Ms Lyndall Craker (7-12 Counsellor) and all involved. Any adult volunteers to assist Tracy would be most welcome. Congratulations to Yvonne Cloke…Congratulations go to Yvonne Cloke who has been appointed as the Vocational Education Coordinator for the West of Lakes Cluster under the Futures Connect Strategy. This strategy is aimed at encouraging students to successfully complete 12 years of education or training. Yvonne has a record of achievement with the schools in this cluster (Roxby Downs Area School, Woomera Area School and Andamooka Primary School) in her dual roles as School Industry Liaison Officer and Career and Transition Advisor. She has worked to support students in the Roxby Industry Training and Education program, has established a parallel program at Woomera Area School, and currently manages the students who are doing School Based National Apprenticeships. Class Critic…Well done to Daniel Perkins, Year 12, for his recent book review published in The Advertiser on June 8. Daniel is one of many in our senior group producing great work. Jim Michalanney, Principal. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

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RDAS DANCERS...Year 5 and 6 dancers worked hard on a dance performance for the R-6 assembly this month.

Young dancers says ‘Hey Ya’ for assembly A group of Year 5 and 6 students from RDAS got together and practised a dance “Hey Ya” to perform at the R-6 assembly. These students who chose to participate, practice during their own time as part of the development of this dance. All Year 5 and 6 students contributed towards choreographing the dance steps with guidance from the teacher. They did a fantastic job and it was great to see so many stu-

dents partake in the presentation aspect of dancing. Well done everyone! RDAS dance and drama is always on the lookout for props, so if you have any spare scarves, hats, dress-ups etc at home, we love them to help us get into character at RDAS. Fiona Campbell-Colquhoun, R-6 Dance and Drama Co-ordinator.

Achievement awards The following students received achievement awards at the recent 7-12 Assembly. Congratulations to these students: Miss Jones– Adrian Dunkley, Emma Adams Miss Fuss – Demi Goldfinch, Brendon Passmore Ms Vigar – Nick Fernandez, Nathan Kittel Miss Edmonds – Camille Bennie, Ryan Paxton Mrs Grantham – Daniel Espinoza, Casey Potts Mrs Oak – Nicole Darling, Chad Nixon Mr Mawodza – Rebecca Clancy, Keagan Teare Miss Van Dyke – Matt Schodde, Spencer CrafterKing Mr Cojocea – Tamera Harvie, Jamie-Lee Oldfield Mr Bradley – Aimee-Lee Elson, Matthew Beenham Mrs Bennie – Connie Ramirez, Tanya Bilka

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SAPSASA netball trials This year, SAPSASA will be selecting one team of 12 girls to represent South Australia in a six state netball exchange to be held in Canberra, departing Saturday September 4 and returning Friday September 10. Trials to select the SAPSASA Netball team for country girls will be at ETSA Park during the SAPSASA Country Carnival. Therefore, girls who have been selected to participate in SAPSASA in Adelaide will already be available for selection. However, students who have not been selected to attend the SAPSASA Country Carnival, but would like to trial for state selection, can attend a trial on Sunday, June 27 at the Golden Grove Recreation Centre, Golden Way, Golden Grove from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Please note that the standard for selection will be reasonably high. If you would like a nomination form or have any queries, please contact Bec Fisher at RDAS on 8671 0011.

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Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. Don Marquis

Reconciliation Week National Reconciliation Week was commemorated from May 27 to June 3, 2004. At RDAS, we acknowledge this important week, but also plan and incorporate Aboriginal/Multicultural perspectives throughout the year. An examples of recent learning opportunities to broaden cultural understandings is attached. We have been brainstorming about why the Aboriginal flag is black, red and yellow, and when it was made. We have also been colouring in some Aboriginal flags. We discussed about who designed the Aboriginal flag, we also discovered that the yellow means the sun, the red means earth and the black stands for the people. The name of the person who designed the flag is called Harold Thomas and he was Aboriginal. Brodie Noble-Bush, Year 3/4.

‘Buddy of the Week’ awards were presented last week to: R-2 – Kyle Bell and 3-6 – Hollie Tonkin The following students received achievement awards at the recent R-6 Assembly. Congratulations to these students: Year R-2 Achievement Awards: Miss Underwood/Mrs Cormack– Kyle Bell, Jake Male Mrs Zeptner – Clancy Crafter-King, Miell Miller Mr Petty – Andy Jones, Tate Daddow Ms Dalgety/Miss Campbell-Colquhoun – Damon Hill, Nicky Scholefield Mrs Christall/Mrs Van Laarhoven – Bree Thompson, Kyle Leecroft Miss Wastell – Amelia Curtis-Cooper, Shaun Robertson Miss Bartsch – Brody Grohs, Taila Mansell Miss Steele/Mrs Haddock – David Harvey, Miller Frunks Year 3-6 Achievement Awards: Mr Jones – Kiaya Johston, Millie O’Neill Mr Gera – Bowde Kelly, Susanna Kruger Miss Arthur – Kye Roberts, Shauni Tiller Mrs Meyer – Hannah Grohs, Artem Chebotenko Mrs Hoffmann/Mrs Partington – Josh Elliot, Elyshiah McCartney Miss Nash – Jessica Katzorke, Samual Wilson Mr Wyskamp/Mrs Ferenci – Victor Buza, Kayla Laherstorfer Mr Summerton – Rebecca Dreckow, Ashley McDonald Special Ed – Daniel Bulman

Kids jump into fitness at RDAS JUMP TO IT…Erin McDonald, 9, Matthew Wilson, 8, Hannah Nixon, 9, and Kane Mooney, 9, jump into their new fitness program at Roxby Downs Area School. SKIP STUFF…Michael Williams, 9, front, joins fellow skippers, back, Michayla Kemp, 8, Kiaya Johnston, 9, and Kira Tahu, 10, in their new class fitness circuit during physical education.

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Uniform Shop Times Tuesday 8.30am to 9.00am Thursday 3.00pm to 3.30pm Co-ordinator: Teresa Barrand Contact Teresa or Mandy at the Library for any further information on 8671 0660. Thank you to our volunteer helpers: Michelle Crowhurst, Teya Dunn and Karim Gillilard Thursday, June 17, 2004 - Page 19


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5 Irrapatana Street – Beautiful 3 bedroomed family brick home with BIRs and ensuite, modern kitchen, rumpus room, undercover entertaining and in-ground pool. $287,750.

17 Mulgaria Crescent – “Great value”. Family home of 3 bedrooms, all with built-in robes, large bay window lounge, practical gas kitchen with rangehood, large rumpus room, ducted evaporative cooling, gas heating, new 6m x 6m gabled pergola. Offers over $180,000.

4 Wirrda – 3 bedroomed family home with BIRs, open plan living, large shed, lush green entertaining area and in-ground swimming pool. $229,000.

28 Pine Crescent – “Well presented & spacious”. 3 bedroom family home offering BIRs, large lounge and good size dine, gas kitchen, updated bathroom (2-way ensuite to master), gas heat and ducted cooling as well as 2 R/C split system units, outdoor entertaining area, fully fenced swim pool, c/port UMR and much more. Potential rent $300/wk. $240,000. 9 Santalum Way – “Lovely family home”. 3 spacious bdrms with BIRs, good size lounge and large dine, gas kitchen with dishwasher, carport UMR, Colorbond powered toolshed and garden shed, p/p sleeper retaining walls and roller shutters to all bdrms and lounge, easycare garden. Potential rent $280-$290/wk. $198,950. 75 Stuart Road – “Spacious three bedroom with BIR’s”. Gas kitchen, heating and cooling, pergola and large double garage plus colour bond shed, large rear verandah. $197,500. Rent potential $275-$290 per week. 112 Stuart Road – “Lovely 3 brm family home”. Good sized bedrooms with BIRs, open plan living including good size lounge and large dining, practical gas kitchen, study, heat/cool (inc. new R/C split system), double garage UMR with 5m auto roller door. Large u/cover entertaining area, 9x4 garage, brand new fully fenced saltwater pool and a whole heap more include corner location. $264,950. 18 Wangianna Street – “Appealing in every sense”. Beautifully presented 4 bdrm family home offers BIR’s, ensuite to master, good size lounge, family room, magnificent kitchen with range hood plus WI pantry. Ducted air cond., 2 gas space heaters, fabulous outdoor entertain areas inc. f/fenced and paved swimming pool with shade sail. Enclosed “outback” style verandah, BI gas BBQ, carport UMR + undercover parking for 2 more. $264,950. 6 Wirrda Street – “Well cared for four bedroom family home”. WIR to master, BIR’s to others. Study, large lounge, well equipped kitchen, heat/cool, carport, large toolshed, good entertaining area and good size rear yard. $225,000-$235,000. Rent potential $300 plus/week.

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end of the year, as well as the amount of kilometres travelled for each work or business trip. Along with the log book, you should also keep records of other motor vehicle expenses such as, registration, repairs, fuel and oil, interest payments, insurance payments, etc. Last years’ tax return It is always a good idea to refer to your previous tax return to find any loss amounts that may be carried forward to offset against future income. Some examples are; carry forward capital loss amount (found at item 17V of your tax return), any excess landcare and water facility offset, etc. Last year’s Notice of Assessment Check your Notice of Assessment issued by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for any amounts of interest paid (GIC) on overdue tax. The interest paid is deductible in the income year in which it was paid. Show this interest paid in the ‘Cost of Managing Tax Affairs’ section of your tax return. Current balance of your HECS or SFSS debt An information statement detailing the current balance of your HECS or SFSS debt will be sent to you from the ATO before June 30. To obtain more information regarding your debt please phone the ATO on 13 28 61. The current balance of your debt is required to obtain a correct refund estimate from your tax agent. Personal details √ Tax File Number √ Spouse Tax File Number √ Spouse date of birth √ For Electronic Funds Transfer of your refund: Australian bank account details (BSB, account number, and name on the account)

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Mechanical failures dog local dirt circuit team STATE TRIALS...The Roxby Downs Sporting Car Club was well-represented at the state trials held in Port Pirie last month. The club is second in the running for the Dunn Brothers trophy.

Roxby Traders Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm Saturday 9.00am-12.00 noon Sunday 9.00am-3.00pm Public Holidays 9.00am-3.00pm Arcoona Street, Roxby Downs Thirteen race cars and crews from the Roxby Downs Sporting Car Club travelled to Port Pirie on the May long weekend for the first round of the State Titles. Despite being dogged by mechanical failures, the team was well-represented against some of the state’s best drivers. Steven Webber RD50, Geoff Munro RD19 competed in A-grade open wheelers while Tania Johnson RD40 competed in the B-grade open wheelers . Rick Mcphee RD46, Carl Bartlett RD30, Chris Dawson RD90 competed in A-grade modifieds Don mcKinnon RD6, Troy Flannagan RD68, Steve Keller RD38, Steve Stewart RD14, Deb Beenham RD51 competed in B-grade modifieds and Damian Jones RD96, Ruth Dempsey RD34, Wayne Dempsey RD9 competed in the standard class. Geoff Munro RD19 finished third in A-grade open wheelers on 16 points Steven Webber RD50

finished with six points after breaking the saddles on the differential in the 2nd race . Tania Johnson RD40 finished with 10 points in B-grade open wheelers Rick Mcphee RD46 finished with seven points in A-grade modifieds after breaking an axle in race 3 in his Cortina Carl Bartlett RD30 finished with 11 points in A-grade modifieds in his EL Falcon while Chris Dawson RD90 finished with three points in Agrade modifieds after breaking the differential in his Torana in the fourth race. Don McKinnon RD6 finished with 18 points in B-grade modifieds in his Cortina. Troy Flannagan RD68 finished with nine points in B-grade modifieds in his Commodore. Steve Keller RD38 finished third with 18 points in B-grade modifieds in his Charger. Steve Stewart RD14 finished with 7 points in Bgrade modifieds in his ED Falcon.

Deb Beenham RD51 finished with 6 points in Bgrade modifieds in her Commodore. Damian Jones RD96 finished fifth with 13 points

in his Standard class HJ Holden . Ruth Dempsey RD34 finished with 5 points in her Standard class, Nana’s School bus, HX

Holden panel van while Wayne Dempsey RD9 finished third with 15 points in a HZ Standard class Holden borrowed from ‘Rattie’ McKinnon.

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Volleyball results Monday night vollebyall results - oxby Downs. June 7, 2004 A-grade Volleyroos 90 defeated All Blacks 68. Prophets of Onan 96 defeated Easy Beats 95. B-grade Chalkies 94 defeated Fitchy’s Folly’s 88. Pink Eyes 99 defeated Block It 95. BALL BOYS...Gary Sutherland takes the dig at Monday night volleyball at Roxby Downs Leisure Centre. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

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W&DFL Junior Football Roxby basketball Junior Football Results - Saturday June 5, 2004 Under 13s - Bulldogs 7 goals, 6 points 48 defeated Hawks 5 goals 7 points 37. Bulldogs goal scorers: T Cox 3, J Hombsch 2, J Russell and B Gerrity 1 goal each. Bulldogs best players: D Ironside, E Sack, S Allen, J Haugum and K Gwen. Hawks goal scorers: C Morgan 2, A Wissel, A Koning and M Blackie 1 goal each. Hawks best players: C Morgan, B Johnson, M Blackie, J Bowden and N McPhail. Under 16s - Dragons 15 goals, 7 points 97 defeated Razorbacks 4 goals, 2 points 26. Dragons goal scorers: K Reynolds 4, J Aulden 3, B Haliman 2, K Gloede, S Taylor, C Auldam, S King, L Munro and K Zeptner 1 goal each. Dragons best players: S King, B Spillman, J Auldam, S Taylor, B Haliman. Razorbacks goal scorers: N McPhail 2, S Taylor and N Fernandez 1 goal each. Razorbacks best players: C Buran, R Fromme, K Perret, N Fernandez and J Tegan.

Hockey results

Thursday June 10, 2004 A Grade Women Devils 57 (N Darling 26) defeated Eagles 38 (L Sutherland 15). Little Devils 31 (B Shultz 14) defeated Bulls 27 (B Penglase 8). B Grade Women Wanderers 31 (M Kiely 14) defeated Devils2 22 (Z Grigg 8). Eagles2 46 (L Reid 14) defeated Jets 12 (D Zanker, C McKenna 4). Bulls 29 (J Coombes 8) defeated Eagles1 19 (D Shepherd 8). SSA Cougars 37 (R Shepherd, J McPhail 10) defeated Devils 33 (A Lamb 10). Men’s Basketball Results not available.

Roxby Downs indoor hockey association results. Friday June 4, 2004 Minky Medicos 7 defeated Mavricks 0. Poison 4 defeated Redbacks 3. B Grade Medicos 3 defeated Mavricks 0. Wo-mans 16 defeated Redbacks 0. A Grade Mavricks 4 defeated Medicos 0. Redbacks 5 defeated Grads 2.

MEN’S BASKETBALL...The Jets’ Brett Chesson and Jason Orr , of the Bulls, clash in last week’s basketball game at Roxby Downs.

Locals dust off the clubs for Desert Classic Netball DESERT results CLASSIC...The 12th

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Olympic Dam Precision Engineering are now agents for Brice Metals in Roxby Downs/Olympic Dam. We can supply most of your industrial and handyman steel requirement: • Lysaght Firmlock Full Range • Galv C Purlins • RHS (Galv and Painted) • Angles • Steel RSJ • Reinforcing Mesh • Reinforcing Rod • Bolts and Tek Screws • Galv and Black Steel Sheet • Flat

WOOMERA... ‘Bundy’ Bannerman tees off at Woomera Golf Club, above, for the first day of the Eldo Desert Classic, while Scott MacKenzie, bottom right, putts one in on the scrape. Below, Trevor Porter tees off at Roxby Downs Golf Club on day two.

annual Eldo Desert Classic was held on the long weekend at Woomera and Roxby Downs Golf Clubs. Watch out for full results in the next issue of The Monitor - Your Community Newspaper. The event was won by long-time competitor and thirdtime winner Jason Habel with partner Chris Kenny.

• Fence Post Capping and Rails Also a full range of Zincalume and Colorbond, corrugated, Trimdek and Bri Clad is also available.

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Roxby Downs Saturday netball results - June 5 A Grade Shamrocks 54 drew Hornridge 54 (M Kiely). B Grade Tangos 43 defeated Miners 40 (R Dellow). Wednesday evening netball results Wednesday June 9 A Grade Hornridge 36 defeated Rebels A 30. MAK Ladies 43 defeated Keeches 35. B Grade Misfits 29 defeated Shorties 19. Blue Jays 39 defeated Masters 20. C Grade Ready Mixed Rangers 36 defeated Huneez 34. Rebels B 39 defeated Prime Movers 21.

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ROXFM RAFFLE – $2.00 PER TICKET Raffle drawn July 24, 2004 on RoxFM’s Saturday Stuff-up at midday Tickets available from the RoxFM Studio, Richardson Place, Roxby Downs

1st Prize: Adelaide Crows picture. Solid framed and autographed by Mark Ricciuto and Gary Ayres 2nd Prize: $50.00 voucher to the Roxby Club Homestead Steakhouse

Requests: Phone 8671 2545 or SMS 0407 979 918 Page 22 - Thursday, June 17, 2004

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Three-way tie for top position

Proudly sponsored by the Woomera and Districts Football League TOUGH CALL...The onground competition grows tougher than ever as three W&DFL teams head into the seventh round neck and neck on eight points each.

June June 19, 2004 Round Seven – Football 12.00 noon – Olympic Dam v Andamooka 2.20pm – Hornridge v Roxby June 26, 2004 Dirt Circuit - Day Meeting June 26, 2004 Round Eight – Football 12.00 noon – Roxby Districts v Andamooka 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Hornridge June 27, 2004 Auskick 9-a-side competition Coober Pedy & W&DFL teams

July July 3, 2004 Marree Camel Cup

July 24, 2004 Round Twelve – Football 12.00 noon – Hornridge v Andamooka 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Roxby Districts July 25, 2004 Roxby Downs Motorcross Club Day July 31, 2004 Round Thirteen – Football 12.00 noon – Olympic Dam v Andamooka 2.20pm – Hornridge v Roxby Districts

August August 7, 2004 Round Fourteen – Football 12 noon – Roxby Downs v Andamooka 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Hornridge

August 15, 2004 Round Fifteen – Football July 3, 2004 12 noon – Olympic Dam v Round Nine – Football at Roxby Districts Woomera 2.20pm – Hornridge v 5.30pm – Hornridge v Andamooka Andamooka 8.00pm – Olympic Dam v August 21, 2004 Preliminary Final – Roxby Districts Football 2.00pm – Team 2 v Team July 10, 2004 3 Oodnadatta Bronco Branding

Olympic Dam Devils narrowly hold the lead on percentages as the Woomera and Districts Football League heads into Round 7 this weekend. With the OD Devils, Roxby Districts Miners and Andamooka Roos all clinging to eight points, less than 10 per cent divides the three teams as they struggle for top spot on the league ladder. At Round 6, all teams had played each other twice, with only Hornridge recording more than two losses so far. Round 6 results - June 5, 2004 Andamooka 12 goals 16 points 88 points defeated Hornridge 5 goals 6 points 36 points. Best players for Andamooka: First: M Tuohy. Second: S Fitzgibbon. Third: J Sullivan. Fourth: D Granthan. Goal kickers for Andamooka: D Taylor 4 goals, D Semmler, S Hall and S Delehunty 2 goals each, T Rowans and S Fitzgibbons 1 goal each. Best players for Hornridge: First: S Miller. Second: R Gordon. Third: A Watkins. Fourth: D Hann. Goal kickers for Hornridge: C Lavrick 2 goals, A Webster, A Watkins and D Barber 1 goal each. Olympic Dam 21 goals 5 points 131 points defeated Roxby Districts 9 goals 21 points 75 points. Best players for OD: First: S Montgomerie. Second: P Kemp. Third: A Monfries. Fourth: A Jebb. Fifth: N Burton. Goal kickers for OD: N Schinnick 4 goals, A Balnaves, A Monfries and W Feltus 3 goals each, S Montgomerie, P Kemp, S Daly and A Woolford 2 goals each. Best players for Roxby: First: M Oldfield. Second: B Chesson. Third: R Freeman. Fourth: M Doyle. Fifth: D Cojocea. Goal kickers for Roxby: M Doyle, T Desfontaine and M Oldfield 3 goals each. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

These sports photos and more are available from The Monitor office for just $5 a print or $3.50 each for 10 or more prints. Phone 8671 2683.

July 10, 2004 Round Ten – Football 12.00 noon – Hornridge v Roxby Districts 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Andamooka

August 21, 2004 RFDS Golf Day August 28, 2004 Grand Final – Football 2.00pm – Minor Premiers v Winner Prelim Final August 28, 2004 Dirt Circuit – Twilight Meeting

July 14, 2004 Darts League Woomera challenge to be held in Roxby Downs from September 7.30pm September 18, 2004 Dirt Circuit – Night July 17, 2004 Meeting Round Eleven – Football 12.00 noon – Olympic October Dam v Hornridge 2.20pm – Roxby Districts v October 2 and 3, 2004 Andamooka Round 2 – Dirt Circuit State Titles at Arno Bay July 24, 2004 October 30, 2004 Dirt Circuit - Day Dirt Circuit – Fun Night Meeting

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Grit and grunt at Glendambo More than 700 people attended the inaugural Glendambo Outback 4x4 Endurance and Field Day during the long weekend. A field of 20 vehicles competed in a series of events including hill climbs, barrel races, tyre change competitions and – the weekend’s favourite obstacle – the monster mud pit filled with more than a metre of water. “We’ve had nothing but positive remarks,” event organisers and Glendambo Outback Resort manager Dave Boothey told The Monitor. “It was a fantastic success – everybody was amazed at how competitive it was. “The drivers went hard and fast but we didn’t have a single major incident. “At the presentation night, when I thanked everyone, I mentioned we were looking forward to next year and there was an uproar from the crowd.” The event comprised four circuit events – two clockwise and two anti-clockwise - through a series of obstacles and attracted more than 15 exhibitors, in addition to the 20 competitors. First prize was taken out by Adelaide driver Grant Evans in his GU Nissan Patrol. Neil Carruthers from Roxby Downs took second place in his Toyota Landcruiser HJ 79.

Barry Parker of Alice Springs came in third place in a FJ 40 Toyota Landcruiser SWB, while his wife Sue took out the ladies event in the same vehicle. “We had spectators come from all over the place, from the Barossa and Yorke Peninsula, Roxby Downs and Alice Springs,” Mr Boothey said. “We had perfect weather for the event – it rained every night and there was sun shine every day.” The Outback 4x4 Endurance and Field Days was the brainchild of Mr Boothey, wife Margie and fellow local and Julie Mould. The three were keen to come up with a successful fundraiser and tourism attraction for the region. Mr Boothey thanked the event’s sponsors, both local and national, and encouraged local drivers to start registering for the 2005 event early as numbers will be limited. For more information, phone Dave and Margie Boothy – 8672 1030 or 0429 002 158.

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OUTBACK ADVENTURE...Placegetters in the Glendambo Outback 4x4 and Endurance weekend, above, from left, second place Neil Carruthers, of Roxby Downs, Adelaide’s Grant Evans came first, while Barry Packer of Alice Springs took out third place. MUD PACK...Left, the ‘monster mud pit’ was one of the event’s most popular obstacles with local 4x4 drivers and spectators alike.

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COMMUNITY PLAN DAY Saturday, June 19 and Sunday June 20, 2004

THE COMMUNITY’S MOST IMPORTANT WEEKEND OF THE YEAR! At the Community Plan Day you will have the opportunity to: Endorse, add to or disagree with the elements of the plan that will guide Roxby for the next 10 years.

Wander through at your own pace – Choose to attend a brief presentation and ask questions.

SHAPE THE FUTURE! Foyer of the Cultural Precinct – Participate anytime between 9.00am and 4.00pm on Saturday and 10.00am and 1.00pm on Sunday Presentations at: 10.00am, 12 noon and 2.00pm Saturday and 11.00am and 12 noon Sunday Page 24 - Thursday, June 17, 2004

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