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RIVERLAND PLAN TAKES OFF

The Monitor Newspaper recently reported an initiative of the Riverland Development Corporation to ‘sell’ its underemployed workforce to The Roxby Downs and Far North mining industry. The scheme, only in its infancy, has had immediate success with the first registered Riverland work force being employed last week and further jobs on offer over the next few months. Ken Smith, CEO of the Riverland Development Corporation, said “this is a promising start, particularly as these offers are from one employer group.’” Mr Smith is part of a contingent which included Mary Deakin, acting CEO of the Berri Barmera Council, Tony Townsend of Townsend Riverland Tours and Barb Cowey Economic Development Officer for the Riverland Development Corporation who met with key businesses in Roxby Downs last week. Ms Cowey said, “the positive responses we have had from local Roxby businesses has been more than encouraging.” “Businesses have been particularly impressed by the fact that in only two months we have over two hundred and fifty people registered, 30 trained, 9 more about to commence training and we already have employment outcomes. This is only a small example of what could be achieved as we work closer with the mining industry. .” In an attempt to foresee possible bottle necks, the Riverland Development Corporation is arranging a service to match potential employees to prospective employers, for recruits to undertake their medicals in the Riverland and facilitate transport options between the two regions. Mr Townsend said, “the issue with transport are is cost and safety. If we could place enough workers on complementary shifts a bus would have adequate capacity both into and out of Roxby.” The horticultural industry is the Riverland’s major industry, just as mining is the backbone of the economy. The Riverland economy is in dire straights with water allocations for irrigation being reduced dramatically or becoming non existence.

The issues are not simply projections into the future, they are real now and there is no improvement in sight. Even if the region was flooded to the 1956 levels the region would take five years to recover. The short term benefits for both regions are obvious but what will be the future consequences? When the weather cycles change and the Riverland region begins to prosper over in the next seven to twelve years. What will happen with the labour force then? Those outcomes are impossible to predict and there are too many variables to be certain. What is evident is that the future will be different and there is a need to develop new strategies as circumstances arise. As for the present, this synergetic opportunity cannot, through inaction, be passed by. Roxby Downs has two neighbouring regions,; one has a resource of a skilled experienced labour force and, the other, a need for skilled experience. The two can work together, each one gaining from the exchange. The most significant benefit is that families will stay within the region. The alternative is that workers and their families will move to either Western Australia or Queensland, the consequence being that expertise and skills are lost to the Riverland and the Far North. The match will not be a perfect fit every time, nor will it solve all of Far North ‘s mining industry future employment needs. But who else is offering to maintain a register of people ready and able to work, a matching service, assistance in organising medicals and in some cases relevant training?. The commercial potential between the two regions reaches beyond the synergies of just labour hire. The Riverland has well established regional businesses and trades people, many of whom are underperforming and need to find new markets. There is the potential for Roxby Downs’s businesses and residents to buy services and goods not available locally, quicker and cheaper than purchasing in Adelaide.

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The footy is back and it was the Devil’s Revenge with Olympic Dam beating Andamooka in the first game of the season. Action photos and details in the centre spread and back page.


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ANZAC Day Roxby Downs

The Roxby Downs Andamooka RSL Club is to be congratulated on the splendid tribute they made to their comrades, family and friends who were lost at war. The entire day starting with the Dawn Ceremony, followed by the Gunfire Breakfast, March, Richardson Place Ceremony, the auction and the ANZAC lunch were all very successful organized and presented. Big numbers of residents and visitors attended the events which included involvement of Scouts and primary school children from St Barbara’s School. The photos tell the story.

Above Left: Young and old they came to pay their respects. Above Right: Wayne Morris and sister Pat led the Ceremony in Richardson Place. Right: The Dawn Dervice at Blinman Road was a very moving ceremony. Far Right: The ANZAC march was a highlight of the day and had boosted numbers with the Scouts and St Barbara’s students joining in.

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Rann encourages businesses to act Abuse under spotlight

The Premier of South Australia is very enthusiastic about what the Olympic Dam Expansion could mean for the whole State and is keen to highlight just how important it will be for everybody living here. Hon Mike Rann MP gave the opening address at BHP Billiton Opportunities for SA Business Forum in Adelaide on 22nd April, and told the attendees that the expansion will create fantastic opportunities for the State’s economy and its businesses. “We are poised for a major transformation of our economy,” he said. “There’s no doubt that the mining boom will present great opportunities for both the services and manufacturing industries and the State Government will be doing its utmost to maximise those benefits for our local enterprises. “Our message to businesses represented here today is to start gearing up now for the impending boom, because if you wait until it’s in full swing – you may well have left your run too late. “This will be a competitive process, where businesses will have to pitch for contracts and show that they are good enough to win the work,” he explained. “But for those who are willing to take up the challenge, some great opportunities are about to present themselves.” Mr Rann was keen to demonstrate the scale of the proposed expansion for the benefit of those who may not be aware of its magnitude. “It’s an imposing tale of a multi-billion dollar undertaking, that will continue to play a major role in the State’s economy for years and possibly for generations to come,” he said. “The proposed production increase at Olympic Dam will triple the mine’s current output and create the world’s biggest uranium mine, the largest gold mine in Australia and the

world’s fourth-largest copper mine. “Olympic Dam is reckoned to be home to around 40 per cent of the world’s known uranium resources.” According to Mr Rann, the South Australian Government is committed to ensuring that the enormous benefits that will come out of the expansion over the coming decades – will be shared across the State. In a bid to ensure that this happens, an Olympic Dam Expansion Task Force has been created to be able to provide the Government with a single point of contact, so that it will be easier to coordinate the management of all projects arising from the expansion. The Task Force will be chaired by Economic Development Board Member, Bruce Carter. “There are now around 60 of these projects in operation, including the growth of the hospital, schools and police facilities at Roxby Downs, as well as plans to attract the volume of skilled workers who will be needed for the Expansion Project,” Mr Rann said. “The Task Force is also charged with maximising the benefits to South Australia from the Expansion Project. “Olympic Dam is an exciting chapter in the fantastic story that’s unfolding for South Australia’s resources industry.” The number of operating mines in South Australia has doubled since 2001 and there is currently more than 30 mines being planned or developed. Mr Rann feels that now is a great time to be in business in South Australia. “The State’s economy is buoyant – the number of people in work here continues to

The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Partnership. (ASAP) is initiating a serious study of support services available in Roxby Downs to assist victims and their carers who suffer from abuse and addictive behavior. ASAP is calling on local businesses, government and council for support. The issue of inadequate information has been under discussion at the ASAP for several years but any move to quantify the issues has been difficult as much of the data held by government departments is unavailable due to privacy concerns or Government Legislation. “We feel we are going around in circles”, said Chairperson Ray Goldie. “Anecdotal evidence has been scant and at times contradictory. We have been told from several sources, that counseling services are inadequate and from other’s that counselors have been underutilized.” Most counselors who service Roxby Downs fly in from Pt Augusta as part of a regular schedule. The study will include abuse of alcohol, underage drinking, gambling, violence and domestic violence. Members of ASAP include representatives from by SAPol, local and regional; Health Services, Family and Youth Forum; Assistant Commissioner of Licensing; Family and Youth Officer; Outback Health Screenings; BHP Billiton; all licensed venues and Club Safe. Mr Goldie said the Partnership’s aim is to gather significant factual data which will become the basis of a Holistic Alcohol and Substance Abuse plan to support and promote healthy lifestyles and responsible drinking. The brief has been completed and has had input from community members as well as Health professionals, and has now been given the green light. “We need to raise $20,000 for the study,” Mr Goldie said,“which is expected to be funded by local businesses and government at all levels.” Businesses and organisations wishing to contribute to the study can contact Mr Goldie at 0411 553688 or ray@themonitor.com .au

Above: Premier Rann inspecting the mine - file photo break all previous records and our trend unemployment rate has dropped to 4.5 per cent, which is the lowest ever recorded. “We have almost $45 billion worth of major projects either underway or on the horizon,” he continued. “And private sector investment is at an alltime high.” Mr Rann acknowledged that the proposed expansion will require an enormous amount of work, but he believes that the State will benefit hugely from everything that lies ahead. “BHP Billiton is expressing its confidence in South Australia through its enormous contribution to the Expansion Project,” he said. “And the South Australian Government has worked hard to position this State as a worldclass resources location.”

Sister Regions replace Sister Cities?

Above: Mary Deakin Acting CEO of Berrie Barmera Council visited Roxby Downs list week.

There was a time when the Sister City program promised strong economic returns and meaningful social ties with their overseas counterparts. However lately, many of the Sister City connections have been abandoned or have become no more than a reason to hold civic receptions for visiting dignitaries. The Riverland - Roxby Downs connection, which has been precipitated by the potential match of a work force with a hungry job market, has the potential to be far more reaching and beneficial to both regions than the Sister City programs of the past This connection raises the question: will we see a new level of economic regional cooperation that will create Sister Regions? Mary Deakin acting CEO of the Berri and Barmera Council who visited Roxby Downs last week said, ‘‘her visit had confirmed her thought that there were a wide range of opportunities for the regions to work very close together for mutual benefit.’ Areas of cooperation could include closer tourism links, a supply of fresh vegetables and fruits and gourmet foods by the Riverland Market Producers Market, accessibility to trades and specialist services for local businesses and residents and education. After inspecting the Roxby Downs Sport and Recreation Centre Ms Deakin was not only impressed with the centre as a facility but also the business unit model under which it is operated. Ms Deakin said, “The Berri Barmera Council are currently considering a new sport and recreation centre as part of a town centre redevelopment and that her council could benefit greatly from studying the Roxby model. It is a real example of how our regions can work together and

learn from each other.” Ken Smith, CEO Riverland Development Corporation, stated the potential of the property market in the Riverland. Mr Smith said “Unlike other centres the region’s housing is still very affordable offering opportunities for families who want a river lifestyle and commute or those who wish to invest in a depressed market.” The Sister Regions idea is not restricted to the Riverland Region. FREE one hour seminar to learn how to: John Stephens City Manager of Port Augusta spoke to The Monitor last week and said that the Reduce your income tax by up to 50%, pay off Port Augusta Council had established a group to your own home sooner (up to 20 years) and look at ways for Pt Augusta to best manage and create wealth through Adelaide property. maximise its inevitable growth as a result of the mining boom. Tuesday 20th May - 7.30pm Mr Stephens had previously commented Roxby Downs Motor Inn that he would like to see Port Augusta as Roxby Down’s playground in the South. Call NOW to secure your place! Equally the opportunity for Port Augusta to house part of the region’s work force as they fly/ drive in and out of the Roxby Downs and other 08 8372 7805 mining sites is becoming more realistic with a de- info@piplanning.com.au www.piplanning.com.au veloper’s interest in preparing 3000 home lots adjacent to the town. The proposal is in its early stages with the land yet B.Optom to be zoned. See the Eyebus when it visits. Pt Augusta is an For bookings phone: Need friendly, professional emerging service centre for the reRoxby Downs - 8563 0102 eyecare and quality fashion gion and like the Riverland is keen Andamooka - 8672 7007 eyewear with a full to have strong economic and social Woomera - 8673 7473 back-up service? ties with Roxby Serving rural and regional South Australia Downs and the Far Monthly visits - Examinations bulk-billed. since 1990. North.

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Assistance is at hand for pastoralists, farmers and farmer dependant small businesses, located in the Central North Pastoral and the Central North East Pastoral Exceptional Circumstances Area when the Rural Financial Counselling Service visit the northern region of our state this week. Mr Don Blesing, Chairperson, Ms Kay Matthias, General Manager and members of the RFCSSA Board and rural financial counsellors are visiting properties on their way to Beltana, to familiarize themselves with the drought situation which confronts farmers and pastoralists in this northern region. “We feel that by attending the Outback Alive event at Beltana is a wonderful opportunity for the RFCSSA to demonstrate the importance of our Service being available to meet with farming families and farmer dependent small businesses in their pastoral lands.” Applications close on 30 June 2008 for the fourth year of year of Exceptional Circumstances Interest Rate Subsidy support for pastoralists, farmers and farmer dependant small businesses, located in the Central North Pastoral and for the sixth year for the region of the Central North East Pastoral Exceptional Circumstances

Area. Rural Financial Counselling Service SA General Manager, Kay Matthias has strongly urged farmer dependent small businesses not to self-assess their chances of receiving support. “It is well worth the effort to put in a claim or at least make enquiry in relation to the various eligibility criteria,” she said. “The success rate of claims for Interest Rate Subsidy is said to be close to 75%, so it makes a lot of sense for farmers who are in financial difficulty to make a claim.” Rural Financial Counselling Service SA Incorporated is a free, independent and confidential service that can provide farmers and small rural businesses with information and assistance with the preparation of subsidy claims and other financial matters. Farmers and farmer dependant small business owners can contact PIRSA on 1800 182 235, go to www.pir.sa.gov. au/pirsa/drought or call Rural Financial Counselling Service SA on 1800 836 211. They can also telephone local rural financial counsellors who will be available for appointments at Beltana: Paul McInerney on 0437 423 770 and Russell Jolly 0438 895 560

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Robertson’s Rambles Following the yellow brick road…

A quick analogy of my nomadic lifestyle can be achieved in three words: snow, surf and sand. My upbringing was spent on the banks of the Derwent River under the snow-capped Mount Wellington of Hobart, Tasmania. I endured my schooling with scarves, gloves, blazers and berets to ward of the chilling gusts that rolled down the mountain top and collided with the frosty winds that whipped off the arctic waters. One could be fooled into believing that I enjoy a cooler climate as I voluntarily chose to move to New Zealand after school, for 2 more years of undeniably cold weather. Alas, no, it was the warmer climate that I was truly drawn to. Perhaps I had watched one too many surfing films and it was that infamous “Endless Summer” from Bruce Brown’s 1964 surfing classic that I was after. Either way, I soon found the nearest wave and rode it across the Tasman, from Raglan to Wollongong, where I spent three years studying for my Bachelors degree in Communications. As I slowly acclimatised to the warmer weather, I took great advantage of the warm waters and sultry summers throughout my studies. After working in Sydney for a period after university, I did not anticipate another migration, let alone into the outback. When the opportunity to come to Roxby Downs arose, I had no idea what to anticipate. I knew there wouldn’t be kangaroos jumping down the main street, or would there? Either way, I knew it was going to worlds apart from the metro lifestyle to which I had grown so accustomed. My parents were intrigued and wanted to come for a look, so chose to drive me across the Victorian border (where they reside) and up into the guts of South Australia. Upon crossing the line that divides two states I uttered the words, “things seem different over here” and continued with trepidation. Tides changed as relief rolled over me when I finally arrived in Roxby Downs upon nightfall. The vastness and beauty of the night sky was impossible to miss. I could have lay down on the nearest sand hill and spent the entire night attempting to count all the diamonds on the black canvas. Priceless. I could now see this place was going to be something unique and quite special. Long-gone was sleepless Sydney, surfy Wollongong, snowy New Zealand and Tasmania; never to be seen again were the scarves and surfboards of a bygone era. Welcome to the land of super powered sun-block, hair blasting airconditioners and temporary lakes of endless fun. Summer then arrived and did not hesitate to push the mercury to its limits, driving hoards to Lake Mary for heat relief – and I was certainly one who needed it. I recall one 40degree day in Tasmania but never anticipated that I would live somewhere that backed it up for weeks on end. It was fabulous – what better excuse to refine one’s wakeboarding skills than an endless summer? Perhaps Bruce Brown’s search for the endless summer was fruitless because he never came to Roxby Downs? Soon I found that this town wasn’t just special for its scorching summer time fun, but it also boasts a greater multiculturalism than Melbourne and Sydney combined. There are people from all continents of the world in this small town of over 4000 people. My first-hand experience was with 2 South Africans ladies with whom I lived. We shared much common ground, but also learnt new and interesting things from each others cultures. I learnt to say “how are you” in Afrikaans, which is something I never anticipated in outback Australia, and they learnt how to ‘chuck another shrimp on the barbie’. Having planted a seed in this town, I am now excited to see it grow and flourish into a field of Sturt Desert Peas – a desert sea of spectacular colour that can only be enjoyed here, in paradise. Everyone has their own personalised journey to Roxby Downs. Feel free to email me your journey or anything that’s on your mind at erin@themonitor.com.au. Be sure to let me know if you want it to go to print.

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Canine Royalty

When Natasha Sleep movedto Roxby Downs from Victoria two months ago she also bought champion canines, Nova and Darcy, with her. Natasha was training her charges when spotted by The Monitor last week. Both dogs are Nova Scotia Duck Tilling Retrievers and are champions of their breed, recently winning the 2008 Fly Ball Competition in Canberra. There are many dog enthusiasts in Roxby maybe we could start a dog club? Anyone interested,? Call us here at The Monitor to register. Left: Champion Nova Scotia Duck Tilling Retrievers Nova and Darcy. Above: Darcy in training.

Asthma Action saves lives

Did you know that poorly managed Asthma can be fatal? According to the latest statistics, 402 Australians died from asthma in 2006, which is even more reason to sit up and take notice of World Asthma Day, which takes place on 6th May this year. The National Asthma Council Australia is urging the two million plus Australians with asthma to prepare or update their asthma action plans. “There is no cure for asthma, but asthma deaths are preventable – we just need to continue to take it seriously,” said Professor John Wilson, Chairman of the organisation. “The theme of World Asthma Day this year is ‘you can control your asthma’ and the best way to control asthma is to have an up-to-date written asthma action plan.” An action plan is basically a set of written instructions that can help asthma sufferers of those close to them, to recognise how to tell if asthma symptoms are getting worse and what action needs to be taken. “Research shows that written action plans keep people with asthma in control of their condition and this means

that they are better equipped to recognise deterioration of their symptoms and can respond appropriately,” said Professor Wilson. Unfortunately, many Australians with asthma do not have a written action plan and the National Asthma Council Australia is very keen to see this change. The Council believe that asthma prevalence in this country is relatively high, but that through greater awareness and understanding – we should be able to minimise the impact of asthma on our lives. “In the same way that daylight savings signals the time to change your smoke alarm battery, World Asthma Day is the time to make a resolution to consult your GP and prepare a written plan or if you already have a written plan - make sure it is up-to-date,” urged Professor Wilson. “People who have a written action plan have better controlled asthma, fewer asthma symptoms and fewer days off work or school because of asthma.” Sample asthma action plans can be downloaded from the National Asthma Council Australia website: www. nationalasthma.org.au.

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Now available for review If you own a Pet you need to read this document. Available from the Roxby Downs Council or from The Monitor Newspaper Webb Site www.themonitor.com.au Opportunity to comment closes on May 5th.

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RoxFM - brighter than ever

Ben Summerton, the Chair person of RoxFM, reported that the station;s star was shinning brighter than ever with a new presenters coining on line and sponsorship levels remaining high. Ben Summerton took over the Chair of RoxFM 105.5 when Geoff and Wendy Osborne left for Tasmania last February. He has been guiding the station’s hard working volunteers through the processes of employing a new station

manager and inducting a number of new enthusiastic presenters. Ben said, “we have selected a new station manger who will be on board in about four weeks. Meanwhile, the station’s management committee are planning a number of new initiatives forlater next year.” Over the next few weeks The Monitor will profile the station’s presenters and their music choices.

A personal invitation

For Pedita Cooper the loss of a loved one to cancer is deeply personal. It is only a year ago since her sister Marcelle died from bowel cancer. With the heartache has come action. Pedita is inviting all Roxby residents and visitors to Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Every year in May volunteers from around Australia host morning teas to raise funds for Cancer research. Pedita is hosting the Roxby morning tea, but with a twist. “Marcelle’s favourite colour was purple and in memory of her sense of fun and love of life our Morning Tea will have a purple theme. I am asking everybody to join in the fun and assist the cause by wearing as much purple clothing as possible. Let’s do our part in finding a cure!!” Join in the fun at Pedita’s Roxby’s Purple Party! On May 22nd at the Dunes Café at 10.00 am – 11.30 am. sShe would be thrilled if you would join her. There’ll be plenty of fun, plenty of tea and all money raised will enable the Cancer Council to continue its vital work in the search for a cure.

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Roxby Purple Party A personal invitation from your hostess Pedita Cooper Have Fun Have Morning Tea Raise funds for Cancer Research as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea Dress in all things purple to raise awareness May 22nd 10.00 am Dunes Café Cultural Precinct, Richardson Place

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New technology to benefit business in regional South Australia

What does innovation; paint, wine corks, and bread have to do with mining. Roxby Downs’s business will be able to find out at a free seminar on nanotechnology on Tuesday May 6th. Scientists have developed a process for manipulating matter on a molecular scale that will fundamentally alter the way people live including: * Paint molecules can now be developed and applied so a car paint finish will remain in a new condition for years. * Wine growers can apply a new coating to corks that prevents wine tainting. * Bakers can now manage the fermentation of bread dough that allows the baking of the perfect loaf. Through nanotechnology, Australian scientists are at the leading edge of molecular engineering and are achieving major breakthroughs. Through the initiative of the Department of Innovation. Industry, Science and Research, Materials Australia, University of South Australia and The Wark Institute a series of free seminars have been arranged throughout regional South Australia between the 5th and 9th of May. “No doubt nanotechnology has the ability to address key Australian economic and social challenges across industry,” said Nick Koerbin, Chief Executive of Materials Australia “but the biggest benefit is how this technology can be applied directly to small business operations.” “We have arranged a series of seminars where we have brought some of Australia’s leading scientists to regional South Australia to explain the benefits of nanotechnology to all types of business,” he said. For Registration Enquires – contact Materials Australia 03 9326 7266 Contact Person Helen Woodall - Materials Australia 0419 519 594 For more information go to www.materialsaustralia.com.au

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Arts & Youth News Arts Alisa under the Roxby stars Matters

It has been a very busy few months for local artist Alisa Teletovic and the months ahead seem to hold more of the same, as her reputation continues to grow and the demand for her work increases. Following a very successful exhibition in Melbourne in March, she will be launching a new exhibition here in Roxby Downs on Thursday 1st May, between 6.00pm-8.00pm, with light refreshments provided. The exhibition, aptly named ‘Under the Roxby Stars’, will further explore her passion for the town and its surrounding landscape. “Some people love the sea and sky, but I love the land, the ground, the landscapes,” explained Ms Teletovic. “I feel it deep within my soul, I feel grounded here and I simply love being able to look around and see the red sand and the blackened trees. “The night sky out here is just amazing too, you can see so many stars and it’s very beautiful to be able to be here and to experience it all.” During the time that her exhibition was being held in Melbourne, she felt proud to be spreading the word about Roxby Downs through her artwork. “Through my work, I was able to place the town of Roxby Downs on the map, so that people in Melbourne could know where it is,” she said. “So many people that I spoke to had never heard of the town before and now they have been left with this positive impression of it.” Ms Teletovic is originally from Bosnia, but moved to Australia to escape the war and lived in Melbourne for 14 years. After moving to Roxby Downs 16 months ago, she was to encounter her first emu on a drive out to Andamooka and as many will know, this has had a huge influence on some of her work. “I fell in love with emus from that very first moment,” she said. “They are such beautiful and unusual creatures, they can grow so big and unlike most other birds they cannot fly. “With my work about emus, I have tried to make a connection between how people and animals live in this area of the outback. “I have tried to humanise them and I have made characters out of them, so that people can relate to them and see the beauty in their existence. “I feel they’re such an important feature of this area.”

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Above: Mamajunga’ walk is one of Alisa’s new works for the Under the Roxby Stars Exhibition. Another factor which attracted Ms Teletovic to the emu was the importance of family. “Family is so important to me and somebody told me that it is the same for emus, that they travel together and this made them appeal to me even more.” The stunning oil and acrylic and mixed media paintings will be on display at a gallery in Port Adelaide in June, at a vineyard exhibition in the Barossa Valley for the SALA Festival in August and there will be an exhibition at a gallery in Sydney in the same month. But for now, they are being exhibited here in Roxby Downs and everybody is welcome to come along and

Nonington’s True Bush Gymkhana

Above: New shed built at Nonnington for the Gymkhana.

see the art for themselves. ‘Under the Roxby Stars’ will only be on for two weeks. Sadly, this could be the last time that her work is exhibited in Roxby Downs, as her family are talking about moving on soon. “It has been a really great and excellent journey for me, I have simply loved being here,” she said. “And I think that the memories of the outback and the emus will stay with me forever.” To find out more about her work or upcoming events, please visit www.alisateletovic.com. The ‘Nonning Gymkhana & Family Fun Day’, now in it’s 28th year, will be held on the 24th of May at Nonning Station in the scenic Gawler Ranges. A true ‘bush’ Gymkhana that continues to grow in popularity each year, so much so a new ‘shed’ is being erected to cater for the day. The ‘Feature Event’ is the Open Double Texas Barrel sponsored by D &S Harvey Transport with a $300 prize for the winning pair and $200 for second. Other major sponsors include B & C Lehmann and Southern Uranium. The shed has been made possible by fundraising efforts of The Gawler Ranges Progress Association, grants from Outback Areas Trust, Community Benefits SA and the continued support of Ken & Val Lamb of Olympic Dam Transport. Each year the Gymkhana raises money for the RFDS, Outback Childcare, St John’s Ambulance and infrastructure in the Gawler Ranges. The new venue will have kitchen facilities, a large dining area, bar and meeting room plus a large veranda providing a much needed central meeting point for the stations of the Gawler Ranges and a great venue for a variety of other community uses. Local support has also come from Kimba, Buckleboo and Cowell in the form of ‘extra hands’ to get the shed erected at many community working bees.

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If you have picked up The Monitor right off the press you may still have time to get down to Dunes Café for a meeting of the Arts and Culture Forum. It’s always the last Wednesday of the month and it is always open to all comers. This week the Precinct Gallery are launching the new collection of paintings by our very own Alisa Teletovic. Her exhibition is called Under the Roxby Stars and it is a cosmic canvas indeed. She reminds me of Marc Chagall sometimes. There is always something drifting in the air. She seems fascinated with the Emu. This is a bird that marries for life. It is flightless and bound to walk majestically through the desert. They walk gracefully through Alisa’s fantastic concoctions. Alisa has contributed a great deal to the arts community here in Roxby Downs and region since she arrived last year. She was responsible for most of the graphic design for the Red Earth Festival in August of 2007 and she did it all as a volunteer. Since then she has been working as a mother and as a day worker and somehow finds time to paint in this amazing and creative way. We have a lot to thank Alisa for and I want you to come to the Gallery on Thursday May 1, that’s tonight, to see her new work and thank her yourself. If you need to receive an electronic invitation to Alisa’s launch you could join our Arts E_News mailing list. The lucky people on that list get to receive all the invitations and all the news relevant to the arts here in the Outback Lakes region. It’s all essential information for both the new comer to town and to the long time resident. Drop into the art gallery office and put your name down. All power to the Family and Youth Forum. They are proceeding with another car boot sale at Tutop shops on the first weekend of May. They are also proceeding with plans to participate again in the State-wide celebration of open space that we call Parks Alive! It is put together by the Creative Communities Network (CCN) of which Roxby Downs is a proud member. This is a forum of arts and cultural development officers that work with local government. Some work for big councils. Carolyn Ramsay works for Adelaide City Council. Matthew Ives works for Unley Council. There is representation from Enfield/Port Adelaide, Marion Council, Onkaparinga, Mt. Barker and many others. This group gives these council workers a forum to discuss the problems they share in getting arts and culture on the agenda. For years local councils were about roads and rubbish. Today they are about roads, rubbish and the quality of life of their rate payers. They can do some great community building in partnership with volunteers. It hinges on trust. When people feel valued and safe, a community can release all the creative energy lying there in wait. Creative communities unlock that potential. Thursday, May 1st, 2008 – Page 7


Woomera & Districts W.D.F.L THE WEDGIES

Woomera Districts Football League striving to give footballers opportunities in the outback

Andamooka Football Club The Andamooka Football Club would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude and appreciation to all our major sponsors for the 2008 season:

Sunday 4th May

•National Pipe and Civil •Honeywell •Roxby Tavern •Lavrick Engineering •Beenham Elite • Boart Longyear •Monadelphous Engineering • Mitre 10

Special thanks too, to all our wonderful supporters and volunteer staff that ultimately make the games possible. Hope to see you all out there in 2008.

Cheers, and go the mighty Andamooka Roos!!

Roxby Downs Club - 6:30pm Start Finger food provided Tickets are $15.00 per head, tables of 10 $140 Contact Chrissy Hatch on 0400 052 981 to book a table

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Celebrating 150 years of Australian Football

“There are more than 638,000 people across Australia that participate in our game and we want as many people as possible to go and support their local community clubs on the weekend of May 9 – 11th,” Chief Executive Office of AFL, Andrew Demetriou said. In order to draw the attention back to local community matches, no AFL team will be playing over the weekend of 9th – 11th May with many big name players set to return to their grass roots to promote regional support. ‘Aussie Rules’ as it is affectionately termed, is celebrating its 150th year and wants the whole nation to join in the celebration of the milestone with events such as the Hall of Fame Tribute Match on the 10th May and a ‘Kick Around the World Day’ on the 8th August. “We invite local communities and football players, supporters and volunteers to come together and celebrate Australian Football’s milestone; let’s recognise its past, enjoy its present and look forward to the future of our game,” Mr Demetriou said of the weekend in May.

Above: Olympic Dam showed the ability to be able to break clear of the packs all day.

Left: Andrew Demetriou, Chief Executive Office of the AFL.

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For Mornings Monday to Saturday 6.00 - 10am Lunch Monday to Sunday 11.30 - 2.30pm Tea Monday to Saturday 4.30 pm - late Sundays 5.30pm to late For Football Club room hire please call Jo on 0438 408 024 Great atmosphere come and have a few drinks! Come on “Be a DEVIL”

Guernsey Presentation & Members Registration Night

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Hope to see you all there!

Far Left: More ruck action from the big guys in the game between Olympic Dam and Andamooka. Left Top: The ball spills free from the pack to be anyone’s ball. Left Below: Roxby Districts controlled the ball in the air all day.

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Property Investment a big hit

Seminars recently held by Property Investment Planning at the Oasis were so well attended and have created so much interest the company plans to return on May 20th.

Sharyn and Earl Jarman chat with presenter Karen Webb at a very succesfull investment seminar run by Property Investment Planning at the Oasis

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Highest CPI figures since 1995 prompt rate rise speculation

“Consumer prices rose by 4.2% over the year to March 08 indicating further action may be taken by the RBA when they next meet to discuss interest rates on May 6,” RP Data’s Tim Lawless said. Prices rose by 4.2% over the year bringing inflation well above the Reserve Bank’s target range of 2 to 3%. Apart from the introduction of GST, inflation has not been this high since 1995. The rising costs associated with housing were one of the primary contributors to the larger than expected increase in CPI. The costs of housing which includes the costs of purchasing and renting a home as well as utilities, rates and repairs/maintenance, increased by 5.7% over the year. For further details, contact Kate Bastian The latest CPI figures are important to the housing market because of their on 86713355. View photos on our website importance to the Reserve Bank of Auswww.rhsa.com.au tralia (RBA) when making decisions about interest rates. The Reserve Bank Visit ou Visit our website... aims to mckibbinrea mckibbinrealestate.com.au maintain inflation between 2 and 3%. When inflation is above 19 Nile Street, GLENELG SA 5045 this ‘target range’, interest rates are more likely to rise in an effort to curb demand. Recent Does your Property Manager statements inspect within 6 weeks of a from the new tenant moving in? RBA had given mortgage holders rea son to feel optimisWant your property rented out tic that rates will stay SUPER QUICK? on hold, or Call McKibbin Real Estate Now even come down. 08 8306 9638 The un-

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expected jump in CPI means any fall in interest rates this year is a remote chance at best. The likelihood of a further rate rise has now become a real possibility. The net effect on the property market will certainly not be positive. The latest CPI figures add fuel to the fire of uncertainty that has stymied the property market during 2008. Buyers are already becoming increasingly reluctant to make a purchase decision due to the possibility of further rate rises. Even if rates stay on hold after the Reserve Bank’s next meeting on Tuesday May 6th, the possibility of further rate rises later in the year are very real. For those property owners who are considering selling, it would be a good idea to hold off if possible. There are a lot of properties listed for sale and fewer buyers in the market. Those buyers who are willing and able to purchase now have the luxury of time on their side, which means more negotiation, higher levels of discounting and longer selling times. Selling a property now is likely to result in a less than optimum sale price. On the flip side, the time to buy maybe ripe. We can expect the savvy investor to be on the prowl and owner occupiers who have their finances in order may also be stepping up to the plate. Times like these can be rich pickings for knowledgeable buyers who have the financial clout not to be deterred by further rate rises. These buyers will be making low offers and will be largely inflexible in their negotiations. The primary target will be properties that have been up for sale for more than two months or distressed sales. Forced sales are likely to show a further increase during 2008. Those mortgage holders who have been holding out for a rate fall will be bitterly disappointed. Instead, they will be looking at steady or rising rates most likely into the next year. Many will be unable to withstand the sustained financial pressures.

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WHAT’S

ACROSS THE REGION

SPORT Football Saturday May 3rd 12.pm Andamoooka Vs Coober Pedy Hornridge vs Roxby Districts Olympic Dam Bye

Monday, April 21st Karate Auditorium Colts (Age 6-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Reinhardt Viljoen 0428843921 Indoor soccer 6 -7pm Volleyball 7pm - 9pm Tuesday, April 22nd Squash 7pm - 10pm Come-n-try soccer 3.30pm -5.30pm indoor soccer 6pm - 7pm

HEALTH Roxby Downs Family Practice Phone 8671 3231 Roxby Downs Medical Practice Normal hours 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday morning by appointment only. Phone 8671 1900 Eyebus Andamooka Thursday 15th May Roxby Downs Wednesday 14th May Thursday 15th May Woomera Wednesday 14th May Visiting Allied Health Service Occupational Therapist Speech Pathologist Dietician Podiatrist

ladies Social Basketball 8.45am - 10am Wednesday, April 30th Karate Auditorium Colts (Age 6-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Reinhardt Viljoen 0428843921

Karate 6pm -8.30pm Squash 7pm - 9pm

Doctors’ New Specialised Drug Telephone Number for Medicare Use. 1800 700 270 Crisis Care Counselling Uniting Care Wesley Port Augusta Regional Women’s and Children’s Support Services call 1800 655 716 or call the crisis care line on 13 16 11. For immediate response if feeling stressed call 0428 326 529 to speak with a counsellor 24/7

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT Every Week Visitor Information Centre 8.30 - 5.00 Mon-Fri 9.00am - 3.00pm Sat 9.00am - 2.00pm Sun Phone 8671 2001

Child Adolescent Mental Health Services For appointments phone 1800 819089 Hearing Services April 21st- 9.00am - 2.30pm For an appointment call 1800 006 303

Women’s & Mixed netball 6pm - 9.30pm Thursday, April 24th Indoor Soccer Leisure Centre Social matches from 6pm All welcome Contact Kenton Maloney 0408 797 158

Afternoon Tea Come along, have a coffee and relax with other parents and children Monday, 28th April 2008 1:00pm to 2:30pm Jen’s Place 17b Wilaroo Street

Yes, it’s that time again mums and dads. So if you have a pram and a pair of sneakers, Then come and get some exercise with our pram walking group. You may want to introduce a new mum or dad to the group. We meet outside the dunes café at 9.30am each Friday

Nippy Gym - Auditorium 9.30am - 11.30am

Pulse Fitness spin classes with Lorraine. The times are: Monday 6.30pm & Thursday 6.30pm

Roxby DownsSporting Car Club night meeting Saturday May 10th Night meeting

Australian Breastfeeding Association Roxby Downs Branch

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Roxby Downs Community Library Monday to Friday 8.30-5.00pm Saturday 9.00-12pm. Phone 8671 0660 for more information. Holiday activities:- Tuesday April 22nd 10-11am Story & Activity Make your own royal shield

Roxby Downs Childcare Monday - Friday 6.30am-5.30pm Phone 8671 0911 for details Gym Cultural & Leisure Precinct Mon, Wed & Friday 6 am - 12pm & 2pm - 9pm Tues & Thurs 6am - 12pm & 4pm - 9 pm Saturday 8-12pm Sunday 11-2pm Phone 86710500

For details on Community matters call Michelle Hales on 8671 0010

GENERAL INFORMATION Mt Dare Hotel Open every day 8:00am -9:00pm, 7 days.

Playgroup St Barbara’s Parish School Phone Jakki 86712323

Term 2 April 28th - July 4th Term 3 July 21st - Sept 26th Term 4 Oct 13th - Dec 12th

Roxby Downs Health Services Coffee Mornings, Thursdays 9.30am to 11.am at the Dunes Café.

Events in the Far North:

Every Friday Playgroup 10am - 11.30am Roxby Downs Kindergarten Phone 86710455

Roxby Downs Girl Guides meet at the Christian Community Church Monday nights 6-8pm. More leaders required. Call Kristie 0427072710

Education and Workplace Training April 30th 7.30pm

Toddlers Story Time Fun for young children and mums Roxby Downs Library Richardson Place Tuesdays 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Mornings for Families Meet and chat for all families. New comers especially welcome.

Cultural & Leisure Precinct Movies Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday (see schedule below) Phone 8671 2001

Community Board April 28th 7.30pm

Every Sunday Raptors Cycling Club Social Bike riding group from 8am at the Stuart Road roundabout Roxby Downs Market Days 2008 May 17th June 21st August 16th September 20th October 18th November 15th

School Terms 2008

Oodnadatta Races May 17th Oodnadatta Bronco Branding 12th July Nonning Gymkhana and Family Fun Day Saturday May 24th from 10am Nonning Station, 72km North West of Iron Knob Basic Camping facilities Full Bar and Catering More info 08 8627 4067 or 08 8648 1881 Roxby Downs Lutheran Church Sunday school 9.30am every sunday during school terms Bingo every Tuesday 7.00pm Tuckerbox in Andamooka. All proceeds go to the community AusKick all of 2nd school term for 10 weeks. It’s for the Under 7 age group as of Jan 1st this year. Call Brian Hombsch on 0417867093

COMMUNITY MEETINGS Community members welcome to attend any meeting of the Roxby Downs Community Board.

Soul Food A unique combination of inspirational readings from different faiths and deeper wisdom from all over the world. April 27th Cultural Gallery.

May 8th - 9.30am- 11:00am

Roxby Downs Cultural & Leisure Precinct Regular Schedule Cultural Precinct Visitors Information centre Dunes café Art Gallery

Phone: 8671 2001 Fax: 8671 2021 Sports Calendar EventS Outback Cinema

Volleyball 7pm - 9pm Tuesday Squash 7pm - 9pm Indoor Soccer 6pm - 7pm

Sun - 9.00am – 2.00pm

Wednesday

Gymnasium

Karate 7pm - 8:30pm

– 12pm, 2pm - 9pm

9.30am - 11.30am

Tues & Thurs - 6am - 12pm, 4pm

Squash 7pm-10pm

- 9pm

Indoor Soccer 6pm - 8pm

Creche for patrons of the centre Mon –Fri 8.45am-12pm

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A new exhibition

Vantage Point Rated M Duration 89 mins Friday 2nd May 7.30 pm Sat 3rd May 4.00pm Sunday 12.00 noon

by award winning

Thursday Nippy Gym – Auditorium

Sunday 11am - 2pm

Exhibition

Women’s & Mixed Netball 6-9:30pm

Mon, Wed & Fri – Fri 6am

Saturday 8am - 12pm

The Stars

Come-n-try Soccer 3.30 - 6.00pm

Sat - 9.00am - 3.00pm

Leisure Centre

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Karate - 6pm - 8:30pm

Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm

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artist Alisa Teletovic Exhibition opens 6.00pm Thursday

Karate 6pm – 8.30pm Friday Indoor Hockey 5pm - 9.30pm

Sunday Touch Football 7.30pm (town oval)

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Spiderwick Chronicals Rated PG Duration 96 mins Sat 3 May 1.00pm & 7.30 pm Tuesday 6th May 7.00pm

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Recruitment Coordinator (Roxby Downs) Broadspectrum is a multidiscipline contracting company servicing the mining, oil and gas and other sectors throughout Australasia, we are currently seeking to appoint a successful recruiter to join our team at Roxby Downs. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate a successful track record in recruitment, have excellent interpersonal skills and capable of developing opportunities with our client base. We are ideally looking for applicants that have some or all of the following attributes/ experience: • Sales background and/ or previous recruitment experience • High levels of drive and enthusiasm • A genuine and honest approach to your work • Relevant industry experience will be looked upon favourably • Recruitment of trades people • Developing and placing advertisements • Interviewing, inductions and reference checking Our business is both labour hire and internal recruitment and together with our other team members you will be responsible for servicing our client base and growing our business in a buoyant market. In addition to a rewarding career opportunity and on the job development we offer an attractive salary package based on skill, experience and abilities. To register your interest please fax/email resume to: Peter Casey National Resources Manager, Broadspectrum Australia Fax: 08 8297 4399, Email: pcasey@broadspectrum.com.au, www.broadspectrum.com.au Applications close 9th May 2008

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Easy listening music NEW AUSSIE MUSIC with Fin & Murray SUNDAY MELTDOWN (Heavy) with Sam & Steve

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ment was 17/03/2008. Please contact Bronnie Opal Road Landfill Opening Hours open Warren at the council on 86710010 with any days and hours on a magnet are available at enquiries. the front counter upon request. Hours are as follow 1pm – 6pm seven days a week. - see Water www.roxbycouncil.com.au Accounts for the 31st March 2008 quarter Council Office Hours – General have now been issued and are due for payment Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm on the 15th May 2008. For all after hours Emergency’s please conElectricity tact the Emergency Phone on 0419 892 870 Proposed Bylaws 1 & 2 Quarterly accounts have been sent out and Council has prepared draft by-laws relating are due for payment on 7/5/08. Please pay by to Permits and Penalties and Dogs and Cats the due date to avoid late payment fees. CLASSIFIEDS and has placed them on public consultation. Parking Copies may be obtained from the Council OfGuitar Tuition – A range of acoustic Residents should be aware of significant ex- steel and nylon string styles taught fice. Persons wishing to make a submission on the proposed by-laws, must do so by close of piation fees for parking in a bus zone $73 and Stef Saunders 0400 995 277 business on Friday 9 May 2008. Council will parking in a disabled zone $227. then give reasonable consideration to all pubLocal Website Why Rent? Luxury 40 foot Motor Home lic submissions received by this date before Visit your local website. Read what’s new at H.R. licence required, including washing formally considering the matter. www.roxbycouncil.com.au machine/dryer

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Council is in the very early stages of preparing its Draft Annual Business Plan which will be formally placed on public exhibition notionally sometime toward the end of the financial year. Various items for potential inclusion in Rubbish Collection next year’s budget have already been informally Residents are reminded that there is a limit raised with Council staff. However, residents are also encouraged to submit possible projects of one bin per household for weekly rubbish and items for consideration by formally writing collection and that it is the resident’s responsibility to ensure that bins are in serviceable to Council. condition with closable lids that prevent Advertising on Council Infrastructure flies and birds from accessing rubbish. Advertising on Council infrastructure such Please be diligent as littering attracts an as light poles can attract expiation notices un- Expiation Penalty Fee of $315.00 – ie over der the Local Government Act. If you spot any flowing bins. Pt such advertising please notify the Council.

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Council operates a waste oil collection facility at the Roxby Downs Landfill site. Disposal of all used motor oil at this facility is free. For Further information contact Council 8671 0010 or BSH Waste Solutions on 8671 1154. No cooking oils, coolants, diesel, or diesel blended fuels (bio Diesel) are to be deposited into the Rates The Third Instalment notices for rates were unit. This Facility is open 1pm -6pm issued on 18/02/2008. The due date for pay- seven days. Dog Registrations for 2007/08 financial year are now overdue. Grace period for registration expired on 31 August 2007. Therefore an $80 expiation fee can apply, plus an expiation fee of $80 for every 14 days the dog remains unregistered.

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Sports Profile Roxby Downs Softball Softball has been played in Roxby Downs since 1990, possibly 1989 - records are not clear, and as such has an 18 to 19 year old local history. Played as mixed teams with juniors involved it is a great sport for families to participate in. All you need to know about Soft Ball in Roxby Downs Number of teams? There are currently 4 Teams in the competition: Devil Cats, Shakers, Rebels 1 and Rebels 2. In the past there have been as many as 8 teams in the competition. Number of players in each team? A team is made up of 9 players or more (7 minimum on game day) Are teams affiliated with any State or National body? There are no formal affiliations Where are games played? The School/Town oval behind the Club (near the Tennis courts/Cricket nets). When are games played? Games are played on Sundays and start at 11:30. What are the age groups of players? Are there levels e.g. Juniors Seniors, A Grade, B Grade etc, Male, Female, Mixed teams? Games are played as a mixed sport with 5 men and 4 women from each team on the pitch at any one time. Juniors aged 12 – 16 years also play at this level but count as a female in the 5 to 4 ratio. First year players are classified by wearing white arm bands (pitchers are to slow pitch to these players). Duration of a game? Games go for 1 1/2 Hours (changes for finals). Duration of the season? May to September. Practice times? There is currently no arranged practice, but assistance is available on request Are there roles for volunteers and are there any roles needing to be filled now? People who have experience umpiring, scoring, setting up the diamond or even running a softball season would be helpful.

Both the sport and youth of the town would benefit from someone who could run a Tee ball comp/game each week/weekend. Any Special Clothing or equipment required? Most teams have t-shirts made up, but it’s only casual. Is equipment provided or are purchases required? What is the approx cost? Most of the equipment is provided. It is suggested people get there own glove though. Prices start at about $30 - $40 and range up to about $120 for the high quality ones. Costs of playing – Joining fees, Fees per game if applicable? Last season was $3 a game - it will probably be the same for the coming season. Any special events, carnivals, state titles etc? Nothing on the cards for Softball, but some of our players participated in the Masters Baseball in Port Pirie earlier this year and we are looking at going to Alice Springs in the future. Sponsors please name all sponsors and provide logo’s if available. Roxby Softball wish to thank their 2007 sponsors Gold Boart Longyear Silver John Maynard - Moose Orica Bronze SC & CI Clark JD & CJ Dingwall Garry Baker Roxby Downs Pest Management Sandvik Woolworths – provided BBQ products Mitre 10 – provided line marking paint Roxby Downs Milk Distributors - Ice Attention all past and new players the Softball Season gets underway on Sunday May 4th at The RDAS School Oval. Don’t have a team yet but want to play? You will be most welcome call Adrian Harris on 8671 3213 or 0408890117 or email on adrian5@bigpond.com

Softball Season Hits Off Sunday May 4th Attention all past and new players the Softball Season gets underway on Sunday May 4th at The RDAS School Oval. Don’t have a team yet but want to play? You will be most welcome call Adrian Harris on 8671 3213 or 0408890117 or email on adrian5@bigpond.com

Top: A hit by Adrian looks Good. Above: Adrian Harris, softball co-ordinator has a practice hit last Sunday.

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Everyone welcome Early registrations and enquiries to Robin Passmore 0437 613 344 Page 12 – Thursday, May 1st, 2008

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Above: High leapers.

Above: One of the few attacking runs by the Saints.

Roxby Districts Crush Coober Pedy In a very one sided affair Roxby Districts annihilated an under-manned Coober Pedy by 161 points last Saturday. From the first bounce Roxby dominated all over the ground and continued to do so for the whole game. A particular feature of the quarter was Roxby’s ability to assert forward pressure and keep the ball in the forward half for most of the time. The result was Roxby kicked 5 goals 5 behinds to no score From Coober Pedy. During the second quarter Coober Pedy held their own with an occasional flash of individual brilliance for which they are so well know.. Earlier in the quarter CP scored a goal and were just holding Roxby at bay, keeping them to a score of only 2 goals 3 for

the period. The half time score line saw Roxby in front by 43 points. The third quarter was all Roxby as they kicked 12 goals 2 points to one point. Coober Pedy could not maintain momentum or provide any pressure on the focussed Roxby Team. It was a one way contest which allowed Roxby too much uncontested ball time. CP was not able to regroup, so nothing changed in the final quarter as Roxby piled on another seven goals three points to no score. Coober Pedy was simply outplayed. The Roxby team is looking good for this time of the season; can they keep up the pressure and work effort that they displayed today into the coming months?

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Junior Hockey is back at the Leisure Centre- starting Friday 2nd May 2008. Indoor Hockey games will be held each Friday night at 5pm during school term. All children between the ages of 4 and 14 years are welcome to attend- no experience or equipment is necessary. The cost is $2 per child per week. Hockey is a great alternative for children who are not interested in the usual mainstream sports. It provides participants with the opportunity to have fun whilst establishing and maintaining their fitness in a team environment. The aim of each session is for children to establish basic hockey skills which are

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then transferred to a game situation. The structure of Junior Hockey Sessions will depend upon the amount of participants each week. In the past, junior Hockey has consisted of a coaching session followed by a scratch match. If numbers increase this year, a mini competition will be established within the first few weeks. The Senior Mixed competition will follow the juniors with the first game at 6.30pm on Friday nights. Nomination forms for juniors are available from the Leisure Centre Kiosk. For further information please contact Bridget on 8671 0500.

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St Kilda has good salmon trout. Both boaties and shore based anglers are reaping the rewards. Half Pilchard, Cockle or silver halco twisties are the go. Early mornings tend to be the most productive with a little burley stimulating the school into action.

Wool Bay Jetty has tommies and squid in the evening. Semaphore Jetty has mullet and good blue crabs. Backy Point located on the Eyre Peninsula has a nice salmon school coming into casting range most evenings. One lucky angler nabbed a 4kg Snapper there recently. Sugars Beach has small salmon trout – check size limits as most are under.

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Boaties Tuna are about in good numbers. Vessels patrolling The Cabbage Patch to South Neptune Island have found fish in the 10 – 30 kg bracket. Most lures are doing the job though the old favourite Smiths Jig is still the best. Isolated location The Straights within Glenelg River has the odd Mulloway and big Bream hitting sp’s and trolled mullet baits. Marino has squid being caught a few nautical miles from shore. Marino can be a dangerous beach launch – be careful

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Olympic Dam 14 goals 9 points 154 points defeated Andamooka 9 goals 11 points 65 points Best players for OD 1st D Moyse 2nd G Latham 3rd D Summerton Goal scorers G Latham 3 goals N Shinnick D Summerton S Kruger 2 each S Freeth S Chapman J Dibbons A Petty R Myles 1 goal each Best players for Andamooka 1st L Brind 2nd C Mulders 3rd T Ripley Goal scorers B Penifold 3 goals M Bebbie 2 goals M Fracas J Bowden M Uhlik T Mizzi 1 goal each Roxby Districts 26 goals 14 points 170 points defeated Coober Pedy 1 goal 3 points Best players for Roxby 1st R Prosser 2nd T Paull 3rd B Chesson Goal scorers T Paull R Prosser 8 goals J Roberts 3 goals C Kenny 2 goals B Chesson B Haliman D Kaminski J Orr L Devlin 1 goal each Best players for Coober Pedy 1st L Leslie 2nd K Larkin 3rd B Lennon Goal scorer L Leslie 1 goal Above: Winners are grinners.

Above: Great Tackle.

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Above: The ruck clashes were fierce all day.

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