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Community contributions the backbone of festival ROXBY DOWNS…The inaugural Outback Fringe will burst onto the Roxby Downs landscape next weekend in a frenzy of music, markets, art and live entertainment. The three-day festival – the first of its kind in Roxby Downs – is the result of hard work by a team of dedicated volunteers and supporters, “We’ve been talking about this festival for a long time but it could never have come to fruition without the support of dozens of people and local businesses,” Roxby Downs Council Administrator Bill Boehm told The Monitor this week. “This festival will showcase the amazing range of local talent, alongside some of SA’s biggest names in entertainment and art. “We’re honoured to have MP John Hill – the Minister assisting the Premier in the arts – to officially open our festival on Friday, March 19. “Mr Hill will also present the winners of the ‘Future Art Prize’ on the night. “More than 50 artists from across the country have submitted entries into the Future Art Prize so local residents will get to see some great examples of professional art right here in Roxby Downs.” Hosting a nationally-significant event in the region has offered many local artists, photographers and filmmakers a new outlet for their own creativity, festival coordinator Megan Barker told The Monitor this week. “It’s been just amazing the amount of talent we have hiding right here in the middle of the outback,” she said “Businesses throughout the region have thrown their support behind this event and it promises to be like nothing this community has ever seen before. “Our hope is to see this event become so successful in the future that visitors to the Adelaide Fringe Festival will extend their stay in SA to come to Roxby Downs for the Outback Fringe afterwards.” The festival will be held from Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21, with most of the event’s acts and activities focused on the main street of Roxby Downs - Richardson Place. As the event draws nearer, acts are still being added to the already jam-packed schedule. For regular updates on the event, log on to

COMMITTEE...Sam Yates of Country Arts SA and Outback Fringe coordinator Megan Barker discuss program changes during a recent festival committee meeting. Volunteer committee members include, back, Jason Strinter, Martin Welsh, Dan Bradley, middle, Teya Dunn, Samantha Howeller, Anneke Botes, Cassie Cooper, seated, Yvette Mooney, Hayley Speck and Mikaela Aldenhoven.

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Dear Editor, in response to the article about bus airconditioning published in The Monitor on February 26, 2003. It is understandable that students and parents have been upset about the recent issues with the school bus that services students attending Roxby Downs Area School and St Barbara’s Parish School. It is, however, unfortunate that recent reports have overlooked a number of important facts about these issues Firstly, the school and the Department of Education and Childrens Services, through its Transport Unit, made every effort to get repairs done in a speedy and efficient fashion. Secondly, the temperatures were extremely hot and continued for a very long period of time (with an accompanying level of humidity that is unusual even for Roxby Downs and Andamooka). Thirdly, other options were offered to parents during what was a short-term difficulty including the following: 1. the bus would pick students up in the morning but parents could choose to collect their children after school. 2. students could remain at home if the temperature was extremely high and teachers would allow for this within their programs. 3. students could travel to and from school on the bus but would need to be prepared for a journey where the air conditioner might not work, or might fail during the trip (this was only in the short term whilst awaiting a part to repair the air conditioner). On two occasions the bus did not do the afternoon run when the temperature on the bus was in the 48 to 50 degree range and this decision was taken to protect the health and welfare of the students and the bus driver. Parents were forewarned of this so that alternative arrangements could be made. Most parents, of course, do not want their children to miss school but, under the exceptional and trying circumstances that existed for those few days, most parents were quite reasonable about the situation. Like any government department there are structured plan for the replacement of physical resources, including buses, as this becomes necessary and for new buses to be fitted with air conditioners. As with any issue that relates to Education, Health or other major Government departments, it is easy to go into reactive mode and seek to lay responsibility for problems with “someone in the department” or more simply with “the government.”. This is not productive or even reasonable. The response time from the Transport Unit in the Department of Education and Children’s Services over recent weeks has been very prompt and they worked closely with the local company responsible for the repairs who also did a good job. Mention has been made of failures to air-conditioning in the school. There have been a few, very short term, power outages in some classroom blocks. This was due to some electrical issues arising from the recent building works to upgrade the school. The problem has been resolved. At no time were students in classrooms without air-conditioning for more than 15 minutes. Technicians responded immediately to these problems. Between the Commonwealth and State Government funding the school has benefited from a state of the art renovation giving Roxby Downs Area School, Senior School facilities, an Administration Centre that is welcoming for parents and efficient for those who work in it, and a multipurpose Performing Arts room and more. Given the magnitude of the building works undertaken it is not unexpected that it takes a little time to deal with the minor problems that may arise from this. Elements of the recent article were not entirely accurate and I would like to thank Seonie Lyon for the printed retraction contained in this edition. Parents who continue to be concerned about their children and bus issues should phone me and make a time to discuss possible solutions to short term problems that may arise in the future. Kath Macalister Acting Principal, Roxby Downs Area School. RETRACTION...The Monitor would like to retract statements attributed to Mrs Annette Speck in the article ‘Airconditioner outcry heats up’ on February 26, 2003. As a school employee Mrs Speck’s comments were not intended for publication and The Monitor apologises for any difficulties which have arisen as a result of their publication. The Monitor would also like to apologise for any inference associated with the term ‘governing bodies’ - this was not a quote and not intended to pinpoint the school’s governing council.

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COOBER PEDY…Coober Pedy will host its Annual Opal Festival on Easter Saturday, April 10, 2004. Activities planned for the day include a street parade, opal noodling, sports events, fireworks, a dance band and mining equipment displays. For more information, please call Coober Pedy Tourist Information on 1800 637 076. WOOMERA…Residents of Woomera and surrounding regions may notice some unusual activity during this month’s ammunitions disposal at the Lake Hart demolition area. The Australian Defence Force Joint Logistics Command is expected to detonate and dispose of around 30 tons of explosives during this month. Woomera has been selected for these same large-scale explosive activities in the past for its unique geography. PETERBOROUGH…Peterborough will host its annual art prize with a huge variety of categories for all artists to enter. Art works will be displayed from April 2, 2004 until April 12, 2004 at the Peterborough Town Hall with good prizemonies for winning entrants. Entries close March 8, so you better get in quick. For more information ring Judith Kempen on 8651 3229 or just for and entry form ring Samantha Yates 8642 4557 or 0427 800 748. WOOMERA…International motor company MG/ Rover tested a series of unreleased vehicles at Woomera last week. The organisation submitted new and prototype vehicles to hot climate testing along the Woomera Range Road and airfield with the permission of the Department of Defence.

DEADLY WEAPON...Senior constable Nigel Campbell displays the illegal double-edged four-pointed star seized last week during investigations into the Andamooka Area School theft. FINGERPRINTING...Senior constable Dave Finlayson of Port Augusta Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) visited Andamooka last week to fingerprint a variety of stolen items recovered from a recent theft at Andamooka Area School. This recovery comes as the direct result of community cooperation.

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ANDAMOOKA...More than $2000 worth of stolen property was recovered by police this week as a result of information from the community. A variety of items were taken from the Andamooka Area School on February 9 including computers, Bunsen burners, In addition to recovering the property, police have also made several arrests in relation to the theft. Andamooka Police joined Roxby Downs officers in a joint operation to search several houses, recovering the property and arresting three men and reporting a fourth. A 20-year-old Andamooka man was arrested for serious criminal trespass and theft; an 18-year-old Andamooka man was arrested and charged with receiving stolen goods; and a 20-year-old Andamooka man was arrested on a first instance warrant.

A fourth man, 20, from Andamooka, was reported for cultivating cannabis and possessing a 10cm four-pointed throwing star. Crime Scene Investigation specialist senior constable Dave Finlayson visited Andamooka last week to fingerprint the recovered goods in hopes of gaining more comprehensive information about the theft. At least three computer hard drives and a screen are still missing. “We couldn’t have made these arrests without information from the community, and any further information that could lead to the recovery of the remaining property would be greatly appreciated,” senior constable Nigel Campbell told The Monitor this week. Any information regarding this theft, or any other, can be reported to Andamooka Police by phoning 8672 7072.

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FAR NORTH REGION...A course to increase local knowledge and enhance tourism and economic development in the area will be hosted by the Northern Regional Development Board this month. The ‘Know Your Outback’ course will be hosted in Coober Pedy on March 22 and 23, Woomera on March 23 and 24, and Port Augusta on March 24 and 25. “To increase the overall quality of tourism product and enhance visitor experience it is essential that communities, businesses and individuals providing services in the tourism industry are accurately informed and able to provide well-presented information to travellers about their region,” Outback Tourism Product Development Officer Stephen Staines told The Monitor this week. “In turn this will contribute to the ongoing success and viability of tourism in the region.” For more information or to obtain a booking form, phone 0428 846 500.

Taking power beyond the Horizon O P E N I N G. . . S E S representatives left, Scott Cheers, Nat Cooke and Peter Scott joined local volunteers, including Paul Gudger and Lol Wilton, above, in the official opening of Roxby’s new SES buildings. ROXBY DOWNS...The Roxby Downs branch of the State Emergency Services officially opened its new training and administration building on Sunday, March 7. Local controller Scott Cheers welcomed the event as an important milestone for the service which has been operating in Roxby Downs for more than 18 years. “Until now, much of our administrative info was kept at people’s homes and we haven’t really had an office space or a training area that was useable,” he told The Monitor this week. “The building isn’t just going to benefit us either,

the CFS administration officer will also be housed here and the community is also free to use the rooms.” SES acting director Nat Cooke was in Roxby Downs for the opening and celebrated the cooperative use of the new facilities. “Cooperation of services is absolutely vital, especially when the pool of volunteers everywhere is diminishing,” Mr Cooke said. “In our field, volunteers must be highly-trained and competent and these facilities will be instrumental to providing that learning and development.”

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BEER GARDEN...The Roxby Downs Community Club’s Stev Ellard and Marj James, right, proudly display the $1475 raised by the community for the upgrade of the club’s beer garden. Above, Mr Ellard accepts a cheque for $700 from community fundraiser Josie Basterfield.

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ROXBY DOWNS...The Roxby Downs Community Club beer garden will receive its first upgrade in 18 years thanks to the efforts of community fundraising. After naming the beer garden its ‘charity of the month’, the club raised almost $1500 for its upgrade. Club manager Stev Ellard said the money will go towards replacing the shelter in the garden to make it an ‘allweather’ facility with the addition of plants and new seating. “I want to thank the community for sup-

porting the club so we can give something back to the customers - because they are the ones who will benefit,” he told The Monitor this week. “The beer garden has been one of the most popular facilities at the club for the entire 18 years it has been operating. “The last year has been very successful for the club and we’ve been able to give a lot back to the community - it’s really great to have had that support, especially for our our ‘charities of the month’.”

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EMERGENCY SERVICES...All geared up for the upcoming ‘mock disaster’ local emergency services volunteers and staff, from left, front, Mick Towler, Matthew Rowney, Elena Boas, back, Lol Wilton, John Yates, Ian Gudger and Dawn Kroemer. ROXBY DOWNS...It’s not often that emergency services get prior warning of a disaster, but local SES, CFS, police and ambulance are primed for just that on Monday, March 15. Exercise Roadsafe - a combined services ‘mock accident’ - has been planned for the Richardson Place school crossing at 1pm. “Exercise Roxby Roadsafe is aimed at educating students in Years 10-12 at the Roxby Downs Area School in what happens at the scene of a road

accident,” Sgt Richard Hobbs told The Monitor this week. “However it is also hoped that members of the public in the area would be interested in taking a look and seeing their local emergency services at work.” The scenario and location have been especially chosen to highlight and respond to community concerns about the after-school ‘bottle-neck’ of students, parents and traffic which occurs each school day.

Far North police report A 23-year-old Victor Harbor man was arrested for disorderly behaviour, failed to cease loiter, resisting arrest and refusing to supply name and address after an incident outside a local licensed premises on March 6, 2004. Three other men aged 21, 26 and 29 all from Roxby Downs were reported later that day for disorderly behaviour as a result of the same incident. A 23-year-old Roxby Downs man was arrested for driving un-licensed and driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle on March 6, 2004. He was also issued an expiation notice for possessing Cannabis. A 21-year-old man was reported on March 6, 2004 for driving a motor vehicle along the Birdsville Track in June 2003 when it was closed after rain. Police and CFS attended a grass fire near the CFS shed in a dry overflow pond on March 6, 2004. The fire was deliberately lit. Enquiries are continuing in relation to this matter. Any persons who may have seen anyone around this area during the afternoon on this date are asked to call Roxby Downs Police on 86710370 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Also on March 6, 2004, a report was received in relation to a Serious Criminal Trespass and Theft of CD’s and DVD’s from a house on Willaroo Street. A possible suspect has been nominated by the victim and Police enquiries are continuing. A 52-year-old Olympic Dam man was reported on March 5, 2004 for driving whilst disqualified near Whyalla in November 2003. A 19 year old male from Roxby Downs was reported for driving unlicensed on March 5, 2004. A report was taken in relation to the theft of a steel mesh bin from a business premises on March 5, 2004. A 41-year-old Roxby Downs man was reported for failing to wear a seatbelt on March 4, 2004. Also on March 4, 2004 in an unrelated incident, another 18-year-old man from Roxby Downs was reported for failing to produce his probationary licence. On March 2, 2004 and March 4, 2004, police stopped approximately 200 vehicles as part of the State-wide Operation Linebacker. This Operation was aimed at detecting persons driving without license or in breach of licensing conditions. Follow up enquiries were made and this resulted in four persons being reported for driv-

ers licence offences. Police attended, and are now making further enquiries in relation to an abandoned vehicle located north of Pimba. The vehicle was stolen from Alice Springs NT on March 1, 2004. On February 26, 2004, a Holden Commodore was stolen from the yard of a business premises on Olympic Way. Also on February 26, 2004 in an unrelated incident, a business premise on Charlton road was broken into and money from a Coke machine was stolen. A 33-year-old Roxby Downs woman was arrested for outstanding warrants on February 26, 2004. A 20-year-old Port Broughton man was reported for riding an unregistered, uninsured and unlicensed motorcycle on February 22. Also, on the same day, another 20-year-old Port Broughton man was reported for riding a motorcycle without an appropriate licence. A business premise in Olympic Dam was broken into on February 22, 2004. It appears that nothing was stolen at this time. A home on Curdimurka Street was broken into and 4 firearms stolen on February 22, 2004. On February 1, 2004 a 44-year-old man from Roxby Downs was arrested for exceeding the speed limit, refusing an alcotest and refusing to state name and address. The number of premises being broken into during the past week is a concern, particularly the one involving the theft of firearms. Anyone having any information in relation to these matters or the theft of the Holden Commodore can contact the Roxby Downs Police direct on 8671 0370 or if they prefer, the Crime Stoppers Hotline number of 1800 333 000. Commencing in March, police will be actively involved in an operation relating to detecting persons driving with either no license or inappropriate licences. A recent change to the Motor Vehicles Act has seen a significant rise in the penalty for persons detected committing these offences. The maximum penalty for driving with an expired licence is now $1,250. While the penalty of driving without ever having a licence, or an inappropriate licence for the type of motor vehicle being driven, is now a Court appearance where a maximum penalty of a fine of $2500 can be issued. For a subsequent offence of this type, the fine increases to $5000.00 or imprisonment for one year.

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Community committed to clean-up Approximately 20 people donated their Sunday to Clean-up Australia Day in Roxby Downs. Organiser Rob Barker was impressed with the turnout and the effort of the volunteers. More than 30 official Clean-Up Australia Day bags (around four trailer-loads) were collected, as well as carpet, steel, timber and other large refuse. Volunteers concentrated on the sand dunes around Tutop St and the vacant lands between the Dunes Estate and Myall Grove Caravan Park. Mr Barker thanked Sue Penglase and the Roxby Downs Youth Services for providing a sausage sizzle for volunteers at the day’s end. “It was great to see so many families making a day of it,” Mr Barker said. In Woomera, around 25 people collected more than 40 bags of rubbish on Clean-Up Australia Day. Woomera Board Chairman Stuart Knox was impressed by the turnout which is believed to be the best in three years. “We really want to thank Bernie McCarthy in particular who, every year, cleans up between Roxby Downs and Pimba – this year he collected around four large bags plus two tyres,” Mr Knox said. “This year we went into a lot of empty lots but overall the standard of tidiness is improving locally.” Woomera Area School kicked off Clean-Up Australia Day a few days early last week with their own concerted clean-up on Friday, March 5. Students and staff hit the play areas, filling around 10 bags with schoolyard litter.

NEWS CSI fingerprints site lockers OLYMPIC DAM...Crime Scene Investigation officer Dave Finlayson visited the Olympic Dam minesite last week to fingerprint site lockers following a spate of thefts over the past few months. The most recent, reported on March 3, 2004, resulted in around $4000 damage to lockers. Senior constable Finlayson spent several hours fingerprinting banks of lockers which had been broken into or seriously damaged by thieves. “This is the first time CSI has attended Olympic Dam in relation to these thefts,” officer Finlayson told The Monitor last week. “The evidence collected will be processed in Adelaide and we’ll receive the results in the next month or so which we hope will lead to a conviction, and possibly the recovery of some of the stolen goods. “CSI’s role is to assist the local police in obtaining convictions through the use of photographic and DNA evidence.”

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Pre-voc course kickstarting trades careers ROXBY DOWNS…The Certificate II in Vocational Education Multi-trades (General) at Spencer Tafe (TAFE SA) is off to a flying start in Roxby Downs. Eleven students commenced this full-time one-year course this month, which is aimed at producing jobready graduates, complete with the knowledge and skills in a variety of trades areas. The students have already begun learning the basics in three main trade areas- metal fabrication, automotive and electrical. Pre-vocational student David Kaminski said the course was a great opportunity for students to gain skills in not one, but three trade areas; “Even if I decide to do work in one trade, I will have gained experience in the other two which will help outside of the workforce!” Through the course so far, students have gained valuable skills in technical drawing and some theory components, including maths for electrical work, as well as the occupational health, safety and welfare aspects of the workshop. Students have also recently begun the automotive units of their course. Many were able to bring in their own vehicles and complete a full service on them including the checking of wheel bearings. A few problems were identified in some vehicles which involved replacing the brake master cylinder, replacing the brake fluid, and bleeding the brakes. “I especially enjoy the hands-on practical work, because it is satisfying seeing the end result of your hard work,” Mr Kaminiski said Spencer Tafe lecturers involved have been impressed with the keen attitude of the participants, and the way that they have quickly developed as a cooperative team.

PRE-VOCATIONAL...The Spencer Institute of TAFE (Roxby Downs) pre-vocational course comprises, from left, seated, Matthew Castle, 16, Michael Girder, 16, Jeff Gaerth, 16, Brett Chesson, 16, middle, Ben Hurley, 17, Anthony Kemp, 16, David Kaminski, 17, David Barber, 17, back, Ricky Keller, 16, lecturer Mal Gransden, Trevor Rowan, 22, coordinator Terry Sibenaler and Paul Henderson, 24.

Musicians and filmmakers band together to create clip ROXBY DOWNS…Local band Antacid is in the process of filming its first film clip this month. The band – comprising Roxby Downs musicians Shaz Foster, Rhys Simmonds, Jay Paulaskas and Dom Lobasso – has teamed up with filmmakers Jason Stringer and Dan Bradley to create their own video clip. The clip will depict the band performing their original song ‘Shallow’ in a set designed and created from scratch by Kerry

Stringer and Dan Bradley. Two weeks of preparation, a full day of shooting and around three hours of footage have already been devoted to the project which will result in around two minutes of images for the final product. The band and filmmakers have heralded the experience as a “tremendous learning experience and loads of fun”. “We can’t wait to do it all over again,” Mr Stringer said.

ANTACID…Youth band Antacid – comprising Shaz Foster, Rhys Simmonds, Jay Paulaskas and Dom Lobasso with filmclip producers Jason Stringer and Dan Bradley on the group’s custom-built film set.

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Chicago DVDs normal price $19.95, Copper Card holders pay just $10.00

BP Service Station:

Buy any 2 litre Coke, Fanta, Sprite or Lift for $4.25 and receive a 2nd 2 litre bottle for just 50c

BP Service Station:

Buy 2 (two) 600ml Mt Franklin water for just $3.00

Desert Decor:

10% off all Holden and Ford Gifts

Dunes Café:

Any free coffee flavour with any coffee purchase

Far North Photographics:

10% off Digital camera’s and extras


10% off all caps

Mitre 10:

10% off all garden pots

Outback Cinema:

For all kids movies, Adults at kids prices $8 per ticket

Outback Landscape & Gardening:

35% off all recreational fishing and camping supplies

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Roxby Downs Community Club:

Free garlic bread and dessert in the bistro on Sundays and Mondays

Roxby Downs Leisure Centre:

Buy one aerobics class and get one free

Roxby Downs Newsagency:

Buy any 2 books or novels and get the lesser for half price

Roxby Downs Pharmacy:

25% off chimes, dreamcatchers and hanging crystals

Roxby Casual

10% off all Ladkh clothing

Roxby’s Cutting Edge:

Men’s haircuts $10, Ladies haircuts $20. Phone 8671 1930 for an appointment


All copper card holders will go into a draw at the end of each month to win $25 in cash.


Free streaks for all boys haircuts


Last Friday of every month there will be a birthday draw with a cake supplied by Wendy’s

Don’t be the only one without one! Buy your Copper Card from RoxFM studio, located at Richardson Place (next to the Dune’s Cafe). Cost $25.00 and you will receive hundreds of dollars of savings throughout the year.

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Keeping ahead in the world of IT

AQUACULTURE...Woomera Area School students Bree Martin, 16, and Jamie Surman, 16, investigating the new delivery of silver perch for the school’s developing aquaculture program.

Students enjoy fishy start to semester WOOMERA...The Woomera Area School aquaculture program moves into a new stage this week following a delivery of silver perch which the school expects to raise to table-size by the end of the year. The Woomera aquaculture program kicked off last year with the breeding, raising and sale of yabbies - the next generation of which are now being bred up by the school’s younger aquaculture students. Older students have taken the next step to raising table fish in a specially-prepared facility. The silver perch - currently less than 4cm long - have been selected specifically for the hot local conditions and are native to Australia.

“The plan is to get them to eating stage for sale as fresh fish at the end of the school year,” secondary coordinator Mary Parletta said. “Not only does it give students a sound grounding in aquaculture, but it also touches on the hospitality field. “Everything they are doing here, they would have to do in a commercial environment. “Fish farms are the way of the future and this program is offering new opportunities and career pathways for our students.” The first introduction of perch has suffered some initial losses so far, but Ms Parletta said students are expecting a second delivery of fish in the next week to top up supplies.

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WOOMERA...Students at Woomera Area School are getting a fresh new look at computer graphics and photography thanks to the recent addition of a new multimedia suite. Students now have access to a suite of six new IMACs complemented by commercial-quality image and video editing software. Information and computer technology coordinator Andrew Hudson stressed the importance of training students on both IBMs and IMACs to provide a solid grounding in graphic design for students with an interest in the field. “With this technology they can produce films, images or even create their own music on the computer and edit it,” Mr Hudson said. “Later on, the kids will be involved with the school’s website.”

MULTIMEDIA...Checking out the Woomera Area School’s latest multimedia additions, from left, Jessica Edwares, 14, and Bianca Broome, 11.

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Support for health services The changing face of Arid Recovery

HOSPITAL HELP...Roxby Downs Health Services executive officer Janine Connell displays new equipment purchased with the support of local fundraiser Josie Basterfield including a Zoll Defibrulator Simulator and a Glucometer. ROXBY DOWNS...Local fundraiser Josie Basterfield made a presentation of $1100 to the Roxby Downs Health Services this week for the purchase of a Zoll Defibrulator Simulator and a Glucometer. This presentation is the latest in a series over several years raised within the local community by Roxby Downs resident Josie Basterfield. “The simulator offers really valuable training for our staff in how to recog-

nise all sorts of abnormal heart rhythms,” Roxby Downs Health Services executive officer Janine Connell told The Monitor last week. “We don’t use the defibrulator often so it’s important to be familiar with how these rhythms appear. “The Glucometer will help with managment of people with diabetes it’s surprising what a large proportion of the community deals with different forms of diabetes in Roxby Downs.”

LOGO...Friends of Arid Recovery president Wendy O s b o r n e p r e s e n t s winning logo designer Raynal Sim with her prize for design of the group’s new logo (above) at the group’s recent AGM. OLYMPIC DAM…The award-winning Arid Recovery Reserve has a new logo to match its new name in 2004, thanks to the work of a local volunteer. Graphic designer Raynal Sim was recognised last month for her logo design which centres around the concept of ‘tracks in the sand’. “We’ve been looking to change our logo for quite some time, trying to find something simple and recognisable that represents exactly what Arid Recovery is all about,” Arid Recovery publicity officer Yvettee Mooney said. “This is no mean feat when Arid Recovery is concerned with all kinds of things—feral animal control, ecosystem regeneration, native animal and

plant conservation, active partnerships between community, industry, education and government, public awareness, education and so much more! “We held a competition for a logo design and the entries were many and varied. In the end, the winning design came from one of our illustrious Friends of Arid Recovery volunteers, Raynal Sim.” The new logo complements the reserve’s new name – formerly the Arid Recovery Project. “The word “Project” was been dropped because it gives the impression that this is something that will eventually finish, when in reality we have evolved into a large-scale, ongoing initiative made up of smaller projects,” Mrs Mooney said.


The right spa for everyone The Monitor is a community-owned initiative aimed at improving regional communication between the community, industry, small business and Local Government. Contributions are welcomed but The Monitor reserves the right to edit all material submitted in accordance with newspaper policy and legal requirements. The Monitor retains copyright for all images and text produced for, and published by The Monitor - Your Community Newspaper.

FUN STUFF...Relax and enjoy fun of an inflatable spa.

Locals sew keen for quilting QUILTERS...Roxby Downs Scrapbag Quilters meet twice a month on the second Sunday and fourth Saturday of every month. The group enjoys a range of planned activities, social fun, fundraising commitments and several workshops a year. Pictured during one of the group’s workshops, from left, Marie Burns, Wendy Hunt and Megan Denholme. Novices and long-time quilters are equally welcome to come along to the group’s meetings. For more information, contact Kerry Worby - ph 8671 1076. Or check out the quilting displays and demonstrations at next weekend’s Outback Fringe Festival. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

For those who like the idea of soaking in a spa after a busy day at work, Volcano Spas has an affordable and versatile range. The therapeutic values of regularly massaging the body with air and water are well documented. Volcano Spas launched the powerhouse spa on the market four years ago with the aim of making them more accessible to more people. It is a portable inflatable design which is easy to set up and operate, and can be used indoors or out. Volcano Spas offers a family-size spa starting from $995 and larger sizes. The great range of inflatable, moulded fibreglass and timber spas can be seen at Volcano Spas, 2/272 Anzac Highway, Plympton. Phone 8295 5477. Volcano Spas will be in Roxby Downs for Market Day on Saturday, March 20. Check out their great range, or chat to the friendly staff for the perfect product for you. Alternatively - check out our ad on Page 5 for more spa news.




Reaching further into the Far North than any other locally-based newspaper! 2800 papers delivered FREE fortnightly to homes and businesses in Roxby Downs, Andamooka, Woomera, Olympic Dam and Pimba. Now available in four states and more than 18 outback communities, including William Creek, Marree, Lyndhurst, Innamincka, Leigh Creek, Marla, Oodnadatta, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Broken Hill, Mt Dare, Birdsville and outback station communities. Drop into our office at... 6 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs Write to us at... PO Box 72, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Give us a call... Office – (08) 8671 2683 Sales – 0408 267 318 or (08) 8671 2622 News – 0408 267 358 Or fax us on... (08) 8671 2843 Email us at... For Metropolitan Sales... Gail Heritage: (08) 8248 4205 Fax: (08) 8248 3562 Mobile: 0410 755 514 Email:

INDIAN THEME NIGHT Saturday, March 20 6.30pm-9.00pm bookings essential $27.50 per person all you can buffet!

Oh! Get it India!!


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A fun introduction for pre-entry kids

TRAINSPOTTERS…Four-year-olds David and Brodie playing trains at pre-kindy. Last names are not published in accordance with kindergarten policy.

TEA PARTY…Kindergarteners playing tea party, from left, Marnie, Matt, Lachlan, Damian, Emma, Cherie and Jack. Last names are not published in accordance with kindergarten policy.

PLAYDOUGH… Tiana, Beau and Emily playing playdough at Roxby Downs pre-kindy party. Last names are not published in accordance with kindergarten policy.

COLOURINGIN…Teacher Anna Daly doing colouring-in with Jasmine, 4.

PRINTING…Printing at the Roxby Downs Kindergarten pre-kindy program, from left, Mollie, Scarlett, Amber and Drewe. Last names are not published in accordance with kindergarten policy.


SHROVE TUESDAY…Emily, Andrea, Chloe, Amelia, Shannon, Lucy Roxanne, Renee and Caitlyn enjoying the lovely spread of pancakes made by volunteers for Shrove Tuesday at St Barbara’s Parish School. Last names are not published in accordance with school policy.

VADIM...Emma Stuart and Vadim Ozhoga-Maslovski of Roxby Downs welcomed the birth of their first child Vadim Hay Ozhoga-Maslovski on February 3, 2004, at Port Augusta Hospital weighing 3310g (7lb 4oz). Vadim is a grandson for fellow Roxby Downs residents Linda and Steve Stuart, and Sergé Lychko and Valentina Varganova.

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EMILY...Emily Parker celebrated her third birthday on February 2, 2004

MOLLIE…Mollie Toombs celebrated her fourth birthday on February 27, 2004. DYLAN...Dylan Bailey will celebrate his first birthday on March 14, 2004.

happy birthday to all our mini-monitors

TAP AND JAZZ…Practicing for the upcoming Outback Tap and Jazz concert, from left, Emma Warren, 14, Kimberley Harvey, 5, Courteney St John, 12, Lily Drummond, 5, Sophie Tormena, 4, and Hannah Wilson, 13.

JEFFREY...Shannon (left) and Caitlin Jeffrey shared their second birthday on March 5, 2004.

Local tapdancers put their best feet forward ROXBY DOWNS…Outback Tap and Jazz will host its final concert this year on May 29, 2004. Tap and Jazz has been running locally for five years and has 80 students in 2004. Over the past five years more than 200 students, from age 4 to 40 plus, have enjoyed the program. Long-time instructor and dancer Frankie Wilson will hang up her tap shoes this year after five years coordinating the local dance troupe. “I’ve watched a lot of the dancers from when they first started at four from cute little kids to quite competent dancers. “It’s given some kids in Roxby Downs a whole new interest – especially for those who don’t play conventional sport. “Dancing is very rewarding, not only are you learn-

ing a new skill but you get to perform it to a wide range of age groups and people. “It builds confidence, coordination and it’s a lot of fun. “Through the years we’ve had lots of parent support – I couldn’t have kept going this long without the help we’ve received. Concerts especially take a lot of work. “I’ll miss it but it’s time to spend more time with my family.” Frankie and husband Colin have four children together, ranging in age from two to 13. Outback Tap and Jazz will host its final concert on May 29, from 8pm, at the Roxby Downs Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over five – they will be on sale at the door.




Ph - 8671 2683 Fx - 8671 2843 ...or drop into our Richardson Place offices in the council building.

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SHARP DRESSED MEN…From left back, Mark Young, Murray Tyler, Vern Kruger, Allan Baker and Mark May.

WINE TASTING...Andrew Welling and Denise Hobbs toast the recent wine tasting at the Oasis Restaurant in cooperation with the Ochre Cellars.

BIRTHDAY PARTY...Vern and Wendy Kruger joined friends and family in celebrating Wendy’s 40th birthday in true 70s style.

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TASTING...Testing out the latest range of Hardy’s Wines at the Ochre Cellars Wine Tasting last week, from left, Taryn and Geoff Chick with Mark Neeley.

BOTTOMS UP...Bianca Wake and Shelley Doran taste-testing the whites TASTE-TESTS...Bob and Barbara Brown enjoying a glass of the red at at the Ochre Cellars wine club’s Hardy’s Wines tasting at the weekend. the Ochre Cellars wine tasting on Saturday night. Page 12 - Thursday, March 11, 2004

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OUT ON THE TOWN BACK IN TIME...Friends Rachel Young, Wendy Kruger, Diedre May, Bronwyn Hammat, Colleen Howard and Jenny Baker celebrated Wendy’s 40th birthday this month with a trip back in time to the swinging 70s.

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DISCO…Murray and Lorraine Tyler dressed to party like they did in the 70s. 70s STYLE…Ashley Aramoona, Robyne and Brian Warrener, Sally Samuel, Alan and Melinda Baker, Erin Hammat, Mark Young and Barry Luke celebrating at Wendy Kruger’s 40 th Birthday party recently.

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Power Outages IMPORTANT NOTICE Annual high voltage maintenance procedures will be taking place in the town between 25-29 March 2004. A full Llift out is published in this issue of The Monitor newspaper and updated on RoxFM. 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 Works in Progress Stage 2 Re-development in Richardson Place is now practically completed just in time for the Outback Fringe Festival. Electricity Accounts Electricity Reminder Notices for the December 2003 quarterly billing are due on Monday 15 March 2004. Late payment fees will be added. Disconnecetion notices will be issued if accounts are not paid by the due date. Water Accounts Water Reminder Notices are due for payment on 19 March 2004. Rates The third quarterly account will be due for payment on 16 March 2004. Fines will apply to payments not received by the due date. Upcoming Events Outback Fringe Festival 19-21 March 2004. Street party, Comedy, Theatre, Children’s performances, Workshops, Live Entertainment, Visual Arts, Film Festival and Fringe Bazaar. For further details refer to the advertisement in this issue or contact Megan Barker, Festival Co-ordinator on 0418 870 012. Community Board The Report of the Meeting of the Community Board held on Monday 1 March, 2004 is now available at the Council office. Street Closures Richardson Place (TAFE side) will be closed on March 15 2004 from 10am – 3pm – emergency services mock accident. Richardson Place (both sides) will be closed on March 20 2004 from 1.30pm – 1.30am – Outback Fringe Festival Fire Danger Season Residents are reminded that the season runs from 1 November 2003 until 31 March 2004. The general public is also reminded that the setting off of fireworks requires the services of a pyro-technician. 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

Pt Broughton Blocks of land for sale 2 minutes to shops and school, 2 minutes to beach and jetty, 4 hours from Roxby Downs, 2 hours from Adelaide, all blocks FREEHOLD title, all blocks over 500m², all services to site.

Bargain at $54,500

Contact Selling agent Geoff Smith on 0408 331 427 or 8635 2566.

LINANDREWS Real Estate Shop 3, Richardson Place (next to Post Office)

After Hours Emergency Contact Ph - 0418 892 870 Page 14 - Thursday, March 11, 2004

$250,000 ono Private sale – Ph: 8671 0835 or 0427 710 835 ask for Tim.

Sell with us.........


FOR SALE 26 Alberrie Street – “Paradise in the oasis”. Lovely 3 bedroom with built-in robes, updated Blackwood kitchen, ducted evap. cooling, gas space heater, ceiling fans, large paved undercover entertaining area, in-ground swimming pool with spa. $206,500. Currently leased at $275/week. Beautiful 4 bedroom brick home with BIR’s, master with walk-in robe and ensuite. Large family room and huge outdoor entertainment area. $258,000.

RARE EARTH Lot 1378 Tutop Street 1400 sq metres of Zone district commercial land. $125,000. For all enquiries contact our Sales Agent: Lorraine on 0400 980 338.

“Your Local Property Professionals”

4 Hamilton Court – “Just a perfect lifestyle”. 3 bedrooms plus study, large lounge and dining, large gabled pergola area, fully fenced inground salt water pool and sail shade, new double garage. Currently leased. Offers over $220,000.


“Right out of the blue”. 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.


43 Burgoyne Street – “Lovely home”. Well located 3 bedroom family home all with built-ins. Lounge, large dining room, heating and cooling and on a large allotment. $185,000.


8 Hermit Street – “Neat and tidy at the right price”. Three bedrooms all with built-in robes, gas kitchen with range hood, ducted air-conditioning, gas heating, swimming pool and pergola. $185,000.


FOR THE MAN WHO NEEDS A SHED Lot 592 Government Road, Andamooka

3 bedroom home all with wardrobes, two with air-conditioners, large lounge area, kitchen and dine with air-conditioner, gas heating, large pergola areas front and rear, undercover parking, two sheds, one 6m x 6m with concrete floor and power and one 7m x 8m machinery shed for storage. 3 rainwater tanks totalling 7500litres. Not bad for $70,000.

Lot 414 Government Road, Andamooka

2 large bedrooms, open lounge, dine and kitchen, gas stove, 2 refrigerated air-conditioners and loads of room. $28,000. Go on, make an offer!

Lot 538 Government Road, Andamooka

3 bedroom home on over 100m², 2 reverse cycle air-cond., and slow combustion heater, sunroom, pergola area with established plants. 6000gal rainwater storage and garden shed. $78,000.

Geoff Chick – 0417 816 738 or Martin Stringer – 0417 897 159 Don’t trust just anyone with your valuable investment. Property Consultant Geoff Chick knows the local market and can help you get results! OVER 13 YEARS OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

89 Stuart Road – “Splash out and enjoy”. Four bedroom family home, two bathrooms, study, double garage with benches and 3 phase power, large rear yard with undercover fully fenced saltwater pool and heaps more. Offers over $225,000. 9B Coolabah Drive – “Bay window fronted villa”. 4 bedrooms all with BIR, lounge, good size family room, large dining, ducted cooling, tool shed and easy care gardens. Currently leased at $1125/month. $185,000. Lot 51, Government Road, Andamooka – 3 bedrooms all of good size, ensuite, large lounge and large verandah and more including shedding. Offers over $70,000. MUST SELL.

Wayne Lawson 0421 636 338

David Murley 0412 050 200

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MARCH, 2004 Shave for a Cure – Roxby Downs Friday, March 12 - 9am Roxby Downs Club Shave for a Cure – Andamooka Saturday, March 13 - 11am IGA Everyday Mall Shave and Free Sausage Sizzle

ROXBY POWER (Electricity Supply) ROXBY WATER (Water & Sewerage Services)

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3.5hp reverse cycle ducted air-conditioning, ceiling fans, ensuite and walk-in robe in main bedroom, bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 built-in robes, floor tiles in living areas, carpet in bedrooms, complete with garage, carport, pergola and fully landscaped with dripper system. THIS HOUSE HAS NEVER BEEN LIVED IN. Many other extras not listed.



Richardson Place PO Box 124 Roxby Downs SA 5725

Brand new 4 bedroom Transportable Home

Roxby Roadsafe Exercise Monday, March 15 - 1pm Richardson Place

Community Calendar Phone 8671 2683

Outback Fringe Festival Roxby Downs Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 21 Ph – 8671 2001

COMMERCIAL PRINTING… G r a p h i c designer Nicki Trewin can offer you practical advice and a professional service at competitive rates – right here in Roxby Downs.

Design know-how For all your desktop publishing and graphic design needs – whether they be logos, letterheads, posters, promotional materials or business cards – visit The Monitor – Your Community Newspaper. Ask our experienced graphic designer Nicki Trewin about The Monitor’s new desk-top publishing service. Nicki brings 14 years of experience in commercial printing and desktop publishing to The Monitor. Whether you’re looking for a sleek new image, or just updating your business stationery, Nicki can help you create the right product for your business. Why go out of town for your commercial printing needs, with so much experience right here at your doorstep. For more information about this comprehensive service, phone Nicki – 8671 2622 in business hours for your obligation-free quote.

Coober Pedy Opal Festival Easter Saturday – April 10 Ph – 1800 637 076

JUNE, 2004 Marree Picnic Races June 12 - 13 Marree Ph – 8675 8344

JULY, 2004 Boogie in the Bush Roxby Downs Race Course Pete Paisley – 8671 0878


APRIL, 2004

Hooves and Horns Down the Oodnadatta Track to William Creek Friday, September 3 – September 23, 2004 Oodnadatta to William Creek

William Creek Gymkhana April 3 and 4 William Creek

William Creek Campdraft September 24, 2004 Ph – 8670 7978

Dirt Circuit Racing March 27, 2004 Night Meeting - 7.00pm

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CLASSIFIEDS ENGAGEMENT PERKINS-HAMMOND Jim and Margaret of Roxby downs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Tania to Paul, son of Helen of Adelaide and Peter of Cummins on February 15, 2004. May your journey together be filled with love, health and happiness.


SERVICED APARTMENTS Your next visit to ADELAIDE should be at St. GEORGE APARTMENTS, ideally situated in the HISTORIC AREA of NORWOOD. Leave your car at the apartments and take a stroll to the many shops, boutiques, cinemas and restaurants on The Parade. We offer: • Two spacious bedrooms • Reverse cycle air-conditioning • Modern fully equipped kitchen with oven and microwave • Linen and towels • Colour TV with video • Direct dial telephones • Automatic washing machine and clothes dryer • Barbecue setting at rear with furniture and shade sail • Undercover parking with security gates • Tea and coffee in the apartment on arrival

TARIFF FROM ONLY $99 PER NIGHT We know you will enjoy your stay with us in Adelaide whether it be short term, long term, for business or for your holidays.

Bookings and enquiries phone John on 0408 855 572 or Terry 0408 855 582 Fax: (08) 8364 2001




Expressions of Interest

EMPLOYMENT…Do you need extra cash? Are you teachable? Go to or call 8219 0151.

ROXBY Downs Junior Football will be holding their AGM on Monday March 15, 2004 at 8.00pm. Roxby Downs Leisure Centre Conference room, all parents and player please attend.

are being sought for

WE are seeking expression of interest for the tenders for the bar and the gate takings. We are seeking any interested people for the position of the umpire’s coordinator (which is a paid position), umpires, Treasurer of the League and the commissioner of the tribunal. Closing date for the above tenders and positions will be March 31st, 2004. Applications to be sent to the Secretary of the WDFL, PO Box 330 Roxby Downs 5725.

Casual Clerical Officer (AS01) Roxby Downs Health Service/ Woomera Hospital Duties: The Casual Clerical Officer is accountable to the EO/DON for assisting with clerical support services and providing clerical relief during staff absenteeism. Special Conditions: The working hours of the Casual Clerical Officer are required to be flexible to enable adequate relief being allocated to particular areas of need. Willingness to travel between Roxby Downs and Woomera. Drivers licence essential. Enquiries and applications: Ms Janine Connell, EO/DON Roxby Downs Health Service Burgoyne Street, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Telephone: (08) 8671 9020 Closing date: Friday, March 19, 2004 Applicants are asked to demonstrate their formal interest in no more than two pages, outlining past and present experience relevant to this position whilst indicating their individual skills and abilities and enclose a copy of their resume. The Roxby Downs Health Service and Woomera Hospital are Equal Opportunity Employers.

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BRANCH CLERK JOB SHARE POSITION The persons we are seeking will be required to perform a diverse range of tasks within the branch including, secretarial support, data entry, debtors, creditors, minute taking, travel bookings, cash handling, banking and expense reconciliations, as well as other general office duties. The persons we are seeking must have at least 5 years of demonstrated clerical experience, proficient word processing skills, knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and excellent communication skills. Applications to; Brian Vonthien - Branch Manager Cavill Power Products Pty Ltd PO Box 103 Olympic Dam SA 5725

The Monitor is a quality country newspaper produced in Roxby Downs, and is distributed across the far northern regions of South Australia. Situated 550kms north of Adelaide, it offers individuals and families an excellent lifestyle and facilities. Community owned and operated, the Monitor has been acknowledged for the quality of its journalism and production. This small but vibrant paper offers its editor the opportunity to make a significant contribution through reporting hard news and community activities and initiatives. The successful applicant will be a Grade 4 + journalist and have the experience to build on the strong foundations already established by this publication. This is a rare opportunity for a qualified journalist to edit an independently owned paper. For further information and job description contact Ray Goldie 08 8227 2777. or email to Applications close March 13, 2004.

Roxby Downs, South Australia


Applications close Friday 19th March, 2004. “Cavill Power Products is an equal opportunity employer”

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ONE bedroom unit, partly furnished in Andamooka. $90 per week. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653. THREE bedroom, rumpus and study. Salt water pool. Heat/cool plus sheds. $350 per week. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653. THREE bedroom, lounge ducted evaporative air-conditioning. Good size yard with pergola. $230 per week. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653.

ELECTROLUX gas fridge, waterbed with wooden frame, garden shed 8’x6’ with concrete block floor. Phone 0419 829 990, for pick up from Woomera. Best offer.

TWO bedroom caravan, partly furnished with hard annexe. Myall Grove Caravan Park. 23 Casurina Way. Contact Mark 0411 878 006. $160 per week.

WAECO CF-80 car fridge. Four months old with receipt. Mint condition $1000.00.

UNIT available, two bedrooms. $200 per week. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653.


GARAGE SALE SATURDAY, March 13, 2004. 9.00am to 1.00pm at 34 Bopeechee Street, Roxby Downs.




PERSON to share fully furnished house in Roxby Downs for a 6 month period. $150/week plus bond and utilities. Must have references. Phone 0417 297 649 after 6pm.


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 – Friday, March 19 to Sunday, March 21

Outback Landscaping and Supplies are pleased to support the Outback Fringe Festival as a Silver Sponsor.

ROXBY DOWNS COMMUNITY CLUB ...for a fun night out with friends and family! The Community Club is a proud supporter of the Outback Fringe Festival with Bronze Sponsorship.

Childrens’ favourite at first Outback Fringe Popular Australian TV characters ‘Andy and Bookworm’ of the award-winning ‘Book Place’ will appear at the Outback Fringe. Andy Armstrong and his bow-tied sidekick will offer present a lively educationbased performance filled with songs, stories and fun. This is a real participation show that has attracted awards adn international recognition since 1991. For an up-to-date program for the Fringe, log on to www.roxby March 20 Auditorium

V I P. . . M i n i s t e r Assisting the Premier in the Arts, Mr John Hill, will officially open the Outback Fringe on Friday, March 19.

Minister to officially open the Outback Fringe John Hill, Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts, will officially open the Outback Fringe on Friday March 19. Mr Hill will join artists, guests and judges at an invitation-only cocktail party on Friday night for the judging to the Future Art Prize. He will then accompany community members to the Fringe headline attraction - UK comedy trio Pluck.

BOOK PLACE... ‘Andy and Bookworm’ - of the popular Australian children’s television show ‘The Book Place’ will perform for local children at the Outback Fringe.

Hop hop artists lend street style to fringe

Phone 8671 0117



is a proud Gold Sponsor of the Outback Fringe Festival. Many congratulations to the local organising committee.

Outback Fringe-goers will get a taste of Australian Hip Hop style in their own main street next week when Whyalla band 240LP bring their own flavour of modern music to Roxby Downs. Michael Salmon (240) and Lucas Prior (LP) will team up with Shaun Ingham (Siphon) to bring their own colourful representation of Australian hip hop flavour to the streets of Roxby Downs. 240 and LP have spent most of their growing years in Whyalla but have always had their sights on a different lifestyle. Having been influenced by hip hop since a young age, they formed together last year to celebrate their dreams and interests, creating the rap duo known as 240LP. Although only new to the Australian hip hop scene, they have progressed quickly, while keeping a completely original sound with both thought provoking and witty lyrics. So hit the street on Saturday, March 20, for the slick hip hop stylings of 240LP and Siphon. Saturday, March 20 Sunset Bazaar

FAMILY FUN... Enjoy fun for all the family at the inaugural Outback Fringe - treat the kids facepainting, balloons, movies, live music, discos, workshops and demonstrations. Wander through the Sunset Bazaar, visit the Fringe Venues, or log onto fringe for an up-to-date fringe program as events change and are added to the three-day line-up.

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

Parents and Friends report Dear Parents and Friends. Welcome to another fortnightly report from the P&F Committee. Firstly, our AGM was held on Wednesday March 3, 2004 in the school staffroom at 7.30pm. Our Committee for the upcoming year was elected, and they are as follows: President: Sheila Culf. Vice President: Avril Luke. Treasurer: Liz Sutherland. Secretary (Correspondence): Tabatha Frech. Secretary (Minutes): Emily Lockyer. Publicity Officer: Annette Jackson. Coffee Corner Co-ordinators: Tabatha Frech and Louie Forest. Market Day Co-ordinators: Avril Luke and Liz Sutherland. Committee Members: Tammy Olsen, Sister Patricia Hogan, Louie Forest, Emily Lockyer, Avril Luke, Tabatha Frech, Liz Sutherland, Sheila Culf and Annette Jackson. We would like to welcome Emily Lockyer as the school representative to the Parents and Friends Committee, and also our new member Ms Louie Forest. We look forward to your input into our group and working with you in 2004. Last year, the P&F raised $11,000, which, with the small committee we have, is a wonderful effort, so thank you to all those involved. Some of this money went towards the children’s new playground. We are always looking for more volunteers, even if it is only a small contribution of your time, like helping on Market days. Please see president, Sheila Culf if you are able to contribute in some way, or ring the Roxby Downs Area School and the message will get to the P&F Committee. We have some fundraisers happening now, and in the near future. The Bulbs Express catalogue came home last Friday, March 5, 2004, with the youngest child, so check their bags mum and dads. Money and orders need to be in by Friday, March 26, 2004, so that orders will be back in time for Mothers Day. There will be no Market Day in April due to school holidays, but a Mother’s Day Market Day will be held on May 1, 2004 for people to browse and buy for Mother’s Day on May 9, 2004. Don’t forget Market Day, Saturday, March 20, 2004 and Coffee Corner to have a cuppa and a chat. Another fundraiser will be happening on Saturday May 1, 2004 and Sunday May 2, 2004 – Professional Photographers will be back this year, for a $10.00 sitting fee, you and your family can come along to Roxby Downs Community Library and have a family portrait taken, which is normally valued at $65.00. You will also receive a 10x13 inch colour family portrait in an Australian Made, wood and glass frame. All money raised goes to the P & F for the school, and that’s something to smile about. We will let you know in the next P & F newsletter how to book a sitting for your family portrait on that weekend. Also our P&F Quiz night will be held in Term Two. We will let you know more when the details are finalised. Our next P & F general meeting will be held Wednesday April 7, 2004 at 7.30pm in the Roxby Downs Area School Staffroom. Hope to see some new faces. Thank you. Annette Jackson, for the P&F Committee.

A message from the Principal

RECYCLING...RDAS recyclers Holly, 10, left, and Tamara, 11, emptying the school’s collection containers in preparation for recycling.

Calling all community members The students at RDAS are asking the local community to help them in their endeavours to recycle. Jump started in 2003, the recycling campaign not only recycles all soft drink cans and bottles but also milk, ice coffee, juice and pop-top containers. Water and most plastic drink bottles (less than 1 litre) can be recycled too. The school was given in 2003, three metal cages in which to place all recyclable goods. One of these has been stolen. The containers are collected & emptied by staff, student

Commendation for pianist Roxby Downs Area School student Amy Sutherland, 11, has received a National Award. The Australian Guild of Music and Speech has awarded Amy with a “Recognition of Excellence in Performance”. Amy has received this because of her high standard of performance at her examination held last October. “I’ll be doing Grade 3 this year and I’m working from Level 5 piano books,” Amy said. “Music is really fun and I love playing an instrument. “It all started when I was six and I got a keyboard for Christmas.”

Sister Pat’s

thought for the day

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. Albert Einstein

MUSICIAN...RDAS student and keen pianist Amy Sutherland, 11, has been studying piano for five years.

Early closure 2.10pm

Mar 12

R-6 Assembly 11.30am

Mar 16

Early closure 2.10pm

Mar 26

R-6 Assembly 11.30am

Mar 30

Early closure 2.10pm

April 1

7-12 Swimming Carnival

April 2

3-6 Swimming Carnival

April 8

R-6 Assembly 11.30am

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and parent volunteers and the monies given to Student Voice for the purpose of making our school an even better place. In 2004, we have also begun our paper, cardboard and glass recycling. Please wash and remove jar labels – any size/shape glass accepted. Anyone is welcome to contribute. Please let the recycling group know if you are able to help us in any way. Together we can reduce our landfill waste, re-use what we can and recycle to help our students make their world a better place.

RESPONSE SLIP - Hot Weather Policy Comment


GOVERNING COUNCIL AGM...Governing Council held its Annual General Meeting on the 11th February. Thank you to the parents who attended. Four of the Parent Representative positions were vacant due to early retirements and with Laurence Duggan and Leanne Setford having completed their term of office. Councillors continuing their 2nd year of office in 2004 are Peter Wooldridge, Peter Lindner, Kim Noble and Rachel Young. Congratulations go to the following people who were nominated and elected for the next two years: Laurence Duggan, Sheila Culf, Leanne Setford and Leslie Teare. 2004 Governing Council offices were filled as follows: CHAIRPERSON – Laurence Duggan. DEPUTY CHAIR – Peter Lindner. SECRETARY – Leslie Teare. TREASURER – Peter Wooldridge Governing Council will meet in the first week of every month. The 2003 Annual Report was tabled at Governing Council. A copy of this will be lodged in the Community Library and a shorter, pamphlet, version will be available to parents in the Front Office by week 6 this term. Both the full report and the pamphlet will also be placed on the school’s website before the end of this term. ATTENDANCE/EXEMPTIONS…I would like to remind parents that if you have to remove your children from school for more than a couple of days for urgent business it is essential that you seek an exemption from the Principal. Given that school attendance is a main priority of the government and that new regulations have been enacted to improve student attendance in this state, parents need to be aware of the process to use if they are forced to take their children out of school for a period of time. There are two reasons for this process being so important. The first, and most important, reason is the need for young people to have uninterrupted educational experiences. The second, and also important reason, is that schools are required to conduct a census regularly to indicate the number of children who are enrolled and attending the school. If students haven’t attended for a period of time, and a formal exemption has not been granted, the school stands to lose funds that support children’s learning. A Principal may grant an exemption for up to one month if the circumstances warrant this. If the exemption is for a period exceeding a month permission has to be sought at Director level in the Department of Education and Children’s Services. If exemptions have been requested and granted for the same child more than once the Principal may also seek advice from an Attendance Officer. If you are seeking an exemption the process is relatively simple: 1. Write a note to the Principal or discuss the need in a phone conversation with the Principal. 2. Collect (or have your child collect) the exemption form from the front office. 3. Return the completed form to the front office. If the exemption exceeds one month this process needs to happen some time in advance because it make take weeks to get the paperwork through the department. In emergency situations, simply ring the Principal. HOT WEATHER ISSUES…Concern has been expressed by some parents, many teachers, and some students about how we manage during the periods of very hot weather we are currently experiencing. Most of the school is air-conditioned with the older ducted style (swampy) air conditioners. Whilst these reduce the temperature they can contribute to the humidity and become less effective as the hot weather continues. This means that students and teachers may find the conditions uncomfortable occasionally. A gradual program of replacement with refrigerated air-conditioning is occurring but this is costly and it will take time to refit a school of this size. Teachers are also facing a situation where parents send their children to school with diary notes that ask teachers to phone them to arrange to pick up their children if it gets too hot. Teachers in classrooms cannot deal with these whilst teaching – their responsibility to the class comes first. It is also not appropriate for them to be placed in a situation that requires them to decide what is “too hot”. If as a parent you judge the day to be too hot for your child you can arrange through the front office to come into school to collect your child. The front office staff cannot do this for parents. Often a parent will phone and ask the Receptionist to go and tell their children to go home. These staff cannot leave their front office duties apart from emergencies. Teachers in classrooms do not have access to telephones so there is no other way to relay these messages. The hot weather has also had an impact on bus travel. The air conditioner on the school bus did not function properly for a short period of time and needed to be repaired. This has now occurred and it is working effectively. In the most recent review of the school’s Hot Weather Policy (in 2003) the temperature at which external playtime was stopped was altered from 40o to 38o. It has been suggested that even this is too hot for students to be outside. We have received comments from staff, parents and students that have opposing views about this. If you have an opinion about the Hot Weather Policy please use the response slip (opposite) to comment. Kath MacAlister, Acting Principal.

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fortnightly newsletter ROXBY DOWNS AREA SCHOOL Seasons AFS encourages Year 8s get hands on in art of growth This community page is paid for by the Roxby Downs Area School

local exchangees

program at RDAS Learning to live with change and loss. Change and loss are issues that affect us at some stage in our lives. At RDAS, we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation or other related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively. This year, our school is offering a successful education program called ‘Season of Growth’, which is used in many schools in South Australia. A highlight of the program is that students work in small groups. Research has demonstrated the importance of social support and the need for participants to practice new skills such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks. Student Services at Roxby Downs Area School is pleased to offer this important program. We are confident that it will be a valuable experience for those who are involved. If you require further information please contact Sister Pat or Carol Lindner – 8671 0011.

Having the two exchange students studying at Roxby Downs Area School has raised some interest in some of our local students in exploring the world. So we now offer them the challenge of finding out more information about stepping out of their comfort zones and becoming members of the international community. To go on an exchange, students gain friends and family world-wide, not just from their hosted country. This must-do challenge is best achieved before the end of school, therefore, we would like to extend an invitation to any interested persons from Roxby Downs Area School, Woomera Area School, Andamooka or any other surrounding areas and their families to our next meeting, which will be held on Wednesday March 17, 2004, 7.30pm in the Council Boardroom. We look forward to seeing lots of new faces at our meeting to share in the stories of our students currently overseas, and the two students experiencing our “Roxby” lifestyle. For any further information, please contact Trevor Casey on 86710223, Kat McKinnon on 8671 0419, Emma Gigney on 8671 0060, Annette Speck on 8671 0070, or see Helen Bennie or Bev McKenna at Roxby Downs Area School. Trevor Casey, AFS – Roxby Downs.

CUTTING EDGE... Working on their linocut designs during Year 8 art classes at Roxby Downs Area School, from left, Nicole, 13, Linda-Jane, 12, and Dylan, 12.

Roxby Downs Area School students are enjoying a comprehensive art program this year, packed full of practical, hands-on activities. When The Monitor visited RDAS last week, these Year 8 students were working on a variety of projects including designing and creating their own linoprints, or creating papier maché sculptures.

PAPER PLAY... Trying their hand at papier maché in Year 8 art, from left, Kyle, 12, Steven, 12, and Kelvin, 12.


Warwick Davis

For helping others without being asked to do so.

Roxby Downs Downs Area Area School School Roxby

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


Volunteers Expressions of Interest Name: ____________________________ _______________ Ph: ______________ I am interested in volunteering to spend some time at the school. My skills include: • Listening to children read " • Craft " • Physical acitivities " • Other " __________________________________ __________________________________ Indicate year levels preferred: __________________________________ Please return to the Principal via the front office.

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Comprehensive support for local parents Roxby Downs and region boasts a comprehensive health service with a variety of programs targeted directly at families and children. The community is serviced by midwives Janelle Whelan and Maria Battaglia who provide antenatal clinics. For older babies Child and Youth Health Nurse Liz Drefke offers an open clinic on Tuesdays, from 9.30am to noon, for weighing, measuring and answering any small questions about your baby. Immunisation clinic is also held on Tuesday mornings providing free immunisations for 0 to fiveyear-olds. Government funding provides for immunisations at two, four, six and 12 months, as well as four years. For more comprehensive discussions or milestone checks, Mrs Drefke will make and appointment to sit with you and your

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FAMILY SUPPORT...Roxby Downs Health Services offers a range of child and family support and health services, including free immunisations. child to answer questions. Home visits are also available to new mums returning to Roxby Downs after their baby’s birth.

Roxby Downs Health Service offers a range of counselling and mental health support programs, from the friendly and casual ‘Strengthening our Families’ in-home

support group to professional counselling. In Roxby Downs and the surrounding region, new mums and dads don’t have to feel alone – there’s always help at the

other end of a phone. For any information about these, or other family and parenting support services, phone the health service on 8671 9020.

Protecting your baby in the hot weather The hot weather can be a time of risk for babies because they are easily affected by the heat. It is important to take care to keep them from getting overheated. Be aware! If you think your baby is suffering from the heat, looks unwell, is refusing to drink, has a lot less wet nappies

than usual or is vomiting, see a doctor or take the baby to a hospital immediately. Babies can get stressed by the heat and need extra care in hot weather. They may need extra drinks if it is very hot. Breastfed babies can be given an extra breastfeed, and breastfed and bottle fed babies can have extra drinks of cool boiled water. A cool bath can help keep your baby cool on a very hot day. Put your baby in the coolest part of the house with a fan going, and with only a singlet and nappy on. If it is very hot you can try putting a wet towel in front of the fan so that it cools the air. Babies can overheat very

quickly in cars. Never leave a baby alone in a car. PRICKLY HEAT… Prickly heat is a rash of tiny little red pin-head spots, with tiny blisters. Calamine lotion will help ease the irritation and creams such as zinc and cod-liver oil or zinc and castor oil will protect the skin. Changing the baby’s clothes more often and cool baths also help. BABIES IN THE SUN…A baby’s skin is thin, and does not have much natural protection from the sun so it burns and gets damaged much faster. Babies under 12 months do not need to be out in the sun. They will get all the sunlight they need for healthy devel-

opment from reflected sunlight eg being outside in the shade. Sunscreens appear to be safe for babies and should be used rather than risking sunburn. Use a 30+ or 15+ broad spectrum sunscreen. DEHYDRATION… Babies show that they are dehydrated by looking unwell, being more floppy or irritable that usual, losing weight, having dry skin and a sunken fontanelle (the soft spot on top of their head is lower than usual) and by having a lot less wet nappies than usual. If you think your baby may be dehydrated, have the baby checked by a doctor. HEAT STROKE…Heat

stroke occurs when too much water is lost and a baby’s temperature starts to rise. It can cause damage to the body organs and it can be fatal. Signs of heat stoke include: Rising body temperature; smaller amounts of urine passed than usual, and dark coloured urine; increased thirst (but later, as the baby gets weaker, he or she may drink less); dry mouth and eyes; headache, muscle cramps; being sleepy or ‘floppy’; confusion, shortness of breath and vomiting; coma (not rousing when touched or called). If your baby (or older child) has any of these signs, your baby needs urgent treatment.

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Young Roxby bowlers taking it to the green March 5 - Game 6: Norms (75) defeated Yorkes (45). Care Factor (70) defeated Funky Frogs (50). Enterprise (65) defeated NFI (55). Back Fillers (70) defeated East Enders (50). No Names (69) defeated She Devils (51). Physical Rejects (85) defeated Balls’N’All (35). February 27 – Game 5: Norms (67) defeated Funky Frogs (53). Care Factor (78) defeated NFI (42).Back Fillers (90) defeated No Names (30). Scrubbers (61) defeated Yorkes (59). She Devils (60) drew with East Enders (60). Physical Rejects won on a forfeit. Enterprise (95) defeated Balls”N”All (25). February 20 - Game 4: Norms (66) defeated East Enders (54). Funky Frogs (69) defeated Back Fillers (51). Yorkes (67) defeated Care Factor (53). She Devils (63) defeated NFI (58). No Names (60) drew with Balls’N’All (60). Enterprise (63) defeated Physical Rejects (57). Junior bowls is also enjoying strong support in the ‘twilight owlettes’ competition

LAURA...’Owlette’ Laura Gray keeps her eye on the kitty during Roxby Downs’ junior bowls competition.

Sunday golf at Roxby Sunday, February 29, 2004 saw a great field of 21 golfers out on the Roxby Downs Course. The conditions were perfect for some good rounds. As it is very close to our opening day on March 13, 2004, most golfers used this as their preparation for the upcoming season. A 9 hole stableford was the competition for the day, Dougal Macleod on 23 points was the winner of the day closely followed by Mark Dillon 22 points and Roger Scholfield 21 points. Joel Roberts also deserves a mention for his 20 points. The novelties for the day were, closest to the pin on the fourth hole, Brenton Waye. Closest second shot on the par four, sixth hole, Dougal Macleod resulting in an eagle. Handicap reductions: D MacLeod 2.5, M Dillon 2, R Scholfield 1.5, J Roberts 1 and B Richards 0.5. The Golf Club thanks all those who played on Sunday and are looking forward to seeing all golfers out on the course when the 2004/2005 season starts. A change in weather brought out the golfers at Roxby Downs Golf Club on Sunday. 20 players played in a stroke event, with some very good scores. Andrew Wellington in the last group on the course won the day, with a nett 32.5, in doing so though, the handicapper slashed 2.5 off his handicap. Kerrin (Bunny) Dryburgh was runner-up, with an equally good nett 33. Tony Holbrook kept slashing more off his handicap, with a nett 33.5 and only one over par (37 off the stick) to take out 3rd. Tony Jordan came 4th, with nett 34 and closely followed behind was Robert (Tubby) Gray and Col Fraser with nett 34.5. The novelty went to Bunny, longest drive on the No. 9. We also had two junior golfers, Simon Gray and Rian Shields playing on the day. The Golf Club encourages any other juniors to come and play. Next Sunday’s game will be a Stabeford comp. starting at 7.30 am, hopefully with cooler conditions.

Darts competition begins Roxby Downs Darts League commences competition on Wednesday, March 17, with eight teams set to play at four different venues including Olympic Dam Football Club, the Tuckerbox, Roxby Tavern and the Roxby Downs Golf Club. Organiser Ros Harris anticipates a fun and friendly competition, well-supported by local players and businesses. For more information, phone 8671 0163 or your team captain.

MARCUS...Marcus Bowden polishing his on-green skills during the ‘twilight owlettes’ competition at Roxby Downs Bowls Club.

DYLAN...Dylan Ironside tries his hand at bowling during the fast-growing ‘twilight owlettes’ competition in Roxby Downs.

Phil wins Woomera bowls singles championships The Woomera RSL and Bowling League held its Club Singles Championships on the weekend of the 31st of January. The tournament commenced at 10am with bowls polished, the green manicured, bowlers resplendent and the weather smiling for was sure to be a day of fierce full competition. Graham Finch, Tournament Director, drew all names from the hat for the first round and then it was on for the mornings matches delivering expected results. The obligatory barbecue lunch was served at 1.30 with full compliments to Bernie Curtain and helpers. As the afternoon continued many were looking for a cool place to hide

to avoid the afternoon heat, some even opted for a cold shower to enhance performance. However, at the end of the day after some 105-bowled ends there can only be one winner, Phil Whitworth narrowly defeated Frank Woolfe 2118 after another marathon game to take the 2004 Championship trophy, well done Phil. The President would like to thank all those involved with the day, Graham Finch, Tony Place, Jeremy Croft, Neil Brokensha, Rick Phillips and Bernie Curtain. And thanks to the photographer on the day – Michaela Finch. Frank Woolfe, Woomera Sports Reporter.

Tara-Jane makes SAPSASA Roxby Downs Water Swim on March swimmer Tara7, 2004. It was the Jane Hill, 11, is ‘Allcomers swim once again carving through’. The distance a path of success was 1700m and was through the local held in the Marina. swimming circuit. She came 12th overall Tara-Jane comout of 23 swimmers peted at the and swam it in the time of 27 minutes Gladstone Carnival on February and eight seconds. 29, and took a Tara-Jane has also third place in the made the SAPSASA 11/12 year old Team, in all of her freestyle (scratch). chosen swims, being At the Port Pirie freestyle, butterfly Open on February and breaststroke. 28, she was third in S W I M M E R . . . K e e n She has also qualified the 12/13-year-old competitor Tara-Jane Hill. in the Country Super breaststroke Challenge. (scratch) and second, 12/13-year-old These carnivals will both be held in the butterfly (scratch). Adelaide Aquatic Centre during Tara-Jane swam in the Whyalla open March.

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE Section 33 Road Traffic Act 1961 NOTICE Is hereby given that the Administrator of the Roxby Downs Council on 1 of March 2004 made the following orders; That the Administrator of the Council exercises the power vested in the Administrator under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982 and section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and clause F of the instrument of General Approval of the Minister 28 November 1999. Pursuant to section 33(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 declare that the event described below is to take place on the road described below is an event to which section 33 of the road traffic act 1961 applies; and Pursuant to section 33(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1961, make an order directing that the road on which the event is to be held and any adjacent or adjoining roads specified below can be closed to all traffic except police and emergency vehicles and vehicles involved in the event for the period commencing 10.00 am Sunday 25 April 2004 and expiring 12 noon Sunday 25 April 2004. ROAD:

Richardson Place Roxby Downs

EVENT: ANZAC DAY CEREMONY ADJACENT / ADJOINING ROADS: Burgoyne street, Arcoona street, Norman Place, Tavern Road, Roxby Downs Pursuant to section 33 (1) (b) of the Road Traffic Act 1961 make an order directing that persons taking part in the event be exempted in relation to the road, from duty to observe the Australian Road Rules specified below subject to any conditions described below and attached to the exemption. All of Richardson Place and Adjacent/Adjoining roads to be closed to all traffic from 10.00 am 25 April 2004 until 12 Noon 25 April 2004 Australian Road rules Exemption and Conditions Rule 230: Crossing the road Rule 234: Crossing the road on or near a crossing for Pedestrians Rule 238: Pedestrians traveling along the road. W. J. Boehm Administrator

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SPORT Basketball results

Roxby Downs netball results

Thursday, March 4, 2004. A Women: Chocie Eagles 20 defeated Little Devils 0 on forfeit. Devils 44 (N Darling 16) d Eagles 19 (V Hombsh, L Sutherland 6). B Women: Bulls 20 defeated Devils2 0 on forfeit. Jets 63 (F Madigan 16) defeated Eagles 14 (D Sheperd 8). SSA Cougars 50 (T Hill 19) defeated Wanderers 20 (K McPaul, S Luckett, K James 4). Eagles2 39 (L Rasheed, J Kelly 10) defeated Devils 23 (A Lamb 15).

Wednesday February 25, 2004 Ladies Keeches 16 defeated Ready Mixed Rangers 15. Prime Movers 22 defeated Misfits 20. Rebels A 43 defeated Shorties 14. MAK Ladies 38 defeated Blue Jays 14. Hornridge 53 defeated Masters 20. Huneez defeated Rebels B 14. Mixed Miners 32 defeated Obstructions 14. All Blacks 28 drew Team Tiger 28.

Growing numbers for social touch football Football AGM SOCIAL FOOTBALL... Enjoying a social game of touch football on Sunday mornings is a growing pastime in Roxby Downs. Numbers have more than tripled for the group, which meets each Sunday at 9am at the Roxby Downs Area School oval. For more information, contact John Lo Grande - 0407 723 941 - or just show up on a Sunday morning.

NETBALL...Wednesday night netballers clash at goal.

RD41...Shaun Johnson, 14, took his car to a third and a second place during the social races at the Red Dunes Raceway this month.

RD52...James Beenham, 11, took the win in the RD34...Andrew Reed, 14, took second place in the standards during first race of he social class at the Red Dunes Raceway this month. the social races at Red Dunes Raceway this month.

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Roxby Downs Junior Football Association will host an AGM on Monday, March 15, at 8pm at the Roxby Downs Leisure Centre conference room. All parents and players are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Andrea Freeth ph 8671 1561.

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COMMENTATORS... Race commentators at Red Dunes Raceway, from left, Graham Warren, Blair McKinnon and Steve Gigney are the voices of local racing at Red Dunes Raceway..

Roxby Sporting Car Club held its most recent race day on Saturday, February 28. Winners on the day were: Open class 1st Geoff Munro 2nd Tania Johnson 3rd Neville Hollitt (Black Rock) Modified 1st Rick McPHee 2nd Duke Barac 3rd Ruth Dempsey Social 1st Shaun Johnson 2nd Andrew Reed 3rd James Beenham Best Presented was won by James Beenham and Sports Person of the day was won by Rhonda Webber. Unfortunately numbers were down for the first meeting back this year, which was sponsored by Witches Kitchen and Roxby milk Distributors. Good close racing was had by those that were at the meeting, and a few early retirements in Don McKinnon, Wayne Dempsey and Steven Webber narrowed the field somewhat. The drivers are now looking forward to having a larger field for the next meeting on March 27, 2004 which will also be a night meeting with racing commencing at 7pm.

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Junior basketball - at home and away Junior Basketball Results March 6, 2004. Under 10 girls: Capitals 41 (A Rasheed 18) d Lightning 8 (R McDonough 6). Breakers 22 (G Drefke 16) d Flames 19 (G Shields 5). Under 10 boys: Sonics 28 (S Shepherd 12) d Spurs 12 (N Hombsch 12). Lakers 10 (N Whitfield 8) d Magic 8 (R Richards 6). Raptors 18 (J Elliot 13) d Bulls 11 (M Lloyd 6). Under 13 Girls: Flames 29 (S Woodall 16) d Breakers 4 (K McGarry 4). Capitals 22 (A Sutherland 20) d Lightning 15 (B Allen 9). Bullets 19 (R Shepherd 10) d Rangers 15 (E Adams). Under 13 Boys: Bullets 44 (B Ley 16) d Taipans 33 (J Drefke 12). Wildcats 28 (T Paull 12) d Tigers 16 (J Bowden 7). Crocs 48 (K Zeptner 16) d Razorbacks 45 (K Reynolds 16). Under 18 Mixed: All games cancelled due to Carnival in Adelaide Country Championships March 6-7, 2004. Under 18 boys - Division 2: Roxby Downs 50 d

Adelaide Plains 19. Bordertown 48 d Roxby Downs 38. Willunga 73 d Roxby Downs 37. Semi-Final - Yorke Valley 36 d Roxby Downs 27. Under 18 girls - Division 2: Roxby Downs 26 d Strathalbyn 12. Adelaide Plains 48 d Roxby Downs 34. Southern Yorke Peninsula 53 d Roxby Downs 34. Yorke Valley 35 d Roxby Downs 33 in overtime. Under 16 boys Division 3: Roxby Downs 48 d Willunga 18. Port Lincoln 59 d Roxby Downs 54. Roxby Downs 48 d Riverland 22. Kangaroo Island 31 d Roxby Downs 29. Under 16 girls Division 3: Roxby Downs 48 d Adelaide Plains 19. Roxby Downs 47 d Willunga 19. Barossa Valley 32 d Roxby Downs 29. Roxby Downs 46 d Great Southern 26. Grand Final Roxby Downs 46 d Barossa Valley 26. Congratulations go to the Roxby Downs girls Under 16 team.

Roxby Downs volleyball competition results Monday February 23, 2004 A Grade: Benders 125 defeated Pink Eyes 66. Volleyroos 83 defeated Prophets of Oman 65. B Grade: Chalkies 101 defeated Block It 84. Salmon Haters 113 defeated Fitchy’s Folly’s 62.

ON THE BALL... Local volleyballers face off in Roxby Down’s Monday night competition.

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CRICKET...Woomera’s Wally Broome opens at bat against the Wanderers, while Jeremy Blake takes his best shot bowling. Wanderers easily defeated Woomera Saturday morning by eight wickets in a 30-over game at Roxby Downs Oval on Saturday. Wanderers 2/144, Bennett 55no, Paxton 51, Spencer 20no, Turner 1/7. Run Out A Clarke defeated Woomera 7/129, Broome 61no, Nicholls 20, Searle 16, Rob Paxton 3/25, Ryan Paxton 1/7, R Briggs 1/14, J Blake 1/ 15. Catches – Watkins 2, R Briggs, Rob Paxton, D Taylor, C Hancock. Run Out – D Taylor. Olympic Dam showed no mercy in their nine wicket victory over Rogues on Sunday morning. Olympic Dam 1/75, Kemp 38no, Richter 35no, Dadleh 1/15. Catches – Zanette defeated Rogues 65, P Wooldridge 15, Dadleh 14, Hoffmann 3/5, Kemp 2/8, Roberts 2/18, Lloyd 1/7, Schell 1/21. Catches, Nichols, Kerr Richter, Hoffmann, Lloyd. Run Out, Kemp. Rogues have to win their last two matches against Wanderers and Woomera to take part in the finals and rely on Woomera to lose both of their encounters. The last match of the year between Wanderers and Olympic Dam is shaping up as a decider for top spot and a straight path to the Grand Final. Premiership Ladder - Olympic Dam 60, Wanderers 56, Woomera 40, Rogues 34.

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