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Water set to flow into Andamooka ANDAMOOKA…Andamooka residents will be a little closer to their water supply following a State Government grant of $500,000 for a pipeline from Olympic Dam to Andamooka. Work is already underway to get the first pipes in the ground before the end of June with water prices now being negotiated with WMC Resources. When the pipeline is completed, water purchased from WMC Resources will be piped to Andamooka where residents will pay locally and cart water from storage tanks to their own homes. Andamooka residents’ water is currently trucked to their homes from Olympic Dam by private contractors. Member for Giles Lyn Breuer has been at the forefront of lobbying for the pipeline and she welcomed the funding announcement last week “For too long the residents of Andamooka and other Outback communities have had to put up with very expensive water, and in some cases, very poor quality water,” she told The Monitor. “Andamooka residents pay nearly 15 times more for water compared to most South Australians.” Andamooka residents pay around $15 per kilolitre and store the purchased water in private tanks. To put this amount into perspective - a single flush of the toilet can wash away 11 litres of water, a single spin in the dishwasher can use 18 litres and even the most

water-efficient washing machine will use almost 50 litres of water.* The Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association is currently negotiating a new water limit and price per kilolitre with WMC Resources (Olympic Dam) and the works program is now being finalised, with work expected to begin as soon as materials become available. “This announcement doesn’t mean unlimited amounts of water are going to flow into the town but there will be guaranteed, potable water in the town, in storage tanks, instead of 30km away,” APOMA president Pat Katnich told The Monitor. “WMC is allocating some additional water, which we’ve negotiated, and generally, water should be cheaper, because we’re reducing those cartage costs. “We haven’t got a price per kilolitre yet because there’s still a lot more work to be done setting the fees and costs, keeping in mind future pipe maintenance, maintaining water quality, capital costs, administration and the WMC fee which is still being negotiated “People will still be buying their water, and it will still be dearer than it is in Roxby – we won’t be getting any more swimming pools or lawns, but it will be more convenient. ‘We’re very grateful to the government and the Minister for Infrastructure, to Lyn Breuer for her lobbying and to the Outback Areas Community Development Trust who will own and manage the pipeline when it’s completed.”

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OUTBACK…The State Government has awarded grants totalling just over $3 million to more than 40 resource exploration projects, in a bid to accelerate mining exploration in SA. The funding was delivered through the PACE (Plan for Accelerating Exploration) initiative. Almost 70 proposals for drilling funding were received by the SA Government this year, almost 30 more proposals than in 2004. More than 20 of the 2005 PACE funding recipients will target deposits in the Gawler Craton which encompasses the Olympic Dam deposit. FAR NORTH…Community groups throughout the Far North will share in road safety grants totalling more than $60,000, including Roxby RoadSafe. Roxby RoadSafe will receive $1700 from the SA Government for its ‘sign of the times’ project, aimed at combating the ‘Fatal Five’ causes of road accidents. Roxby Downs is one of 14 community groups throughout the state to share in the funding. OUTBACK…A series of information workshops for volunteer bodies will be held throughout the outback this year as a result of discussions at the recent community leaders forum in Woomera, hosted by the Outback Areas Community Development Trust (OACDT). The meetings will update clubs, committees and other volunteer bodies about their corporate governance, responsibilities and insurance requirements. “The workshops will aim at increasing skills, knowledge and awareness so volunteers don’t find themselves in hot water,” OACDT member Pat Katnich told The Monitor.

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I’m all for fitness. I can watch people play sport all day...from the comfort of my chair. As such, I am an integral part of Australia’s biggest team sport - spectating. The thing is, it’s not really enough is it? Not for my health (and yes, those of you who know me - I can see you nodding) and not for my children’s. Let’s face it, do I want them growing up like me, whose only sport involvment at the moment happens on the other side of a camera? People in the leisure and sports industry tell me that it’s a big danger for teenagers to simply stop playing sport once they leave school because it’s no longer scheduled into their day by teachers and parents. That’s one of the great things about the Roxby Downs region - sport is a thriving facet of our community for both children and adults. Kids are growing up watching their parents out there on the field, the court or even the treadmill. The sports arena is so important to a healthy community - it’s where many young men start learning from male role-models outside their own family, it’s where friendships are made and healthy habits are cemented in the young. And that’s why, when I ferried my four-year-old son and five-year-old daughter down to Auskick last Thursday I was just so impressed by the parents who lined up - not just to help - but to show their kids how much fun sport can be for the whole family. My son learned to catch a football on Thursday and my daughter showed me how she can stick to a hard task with the right kind of encouragement and friends around her. And we all came home so proud, and so happy - just an hour out of our week and it left us all on a high. So thank you, to the many mums and dads and community members who stay and help at these sports, who support their own sports, who tout the benefits and joys of fitness. You send me your reports, I see you fundraising on market days and manning canteens, I even hear you on the sidelines cheering or in the very heart of things, coaching. What you are doing brings immediate delight and long-lasting benefits for literally hundreds of young people - and your patience and dedication is admirable. And if you, like me, are an armchair sportsperson put down the remote and get out to the game. There’s more to gain than just points on a scoreboard.

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Interest grows for community plans ROXBY DOWNS… The public release of the Roxby Downs Community Plan last month has engendered a rush of community interest in applying for positions on the new board. Current board members have reported as many as five expressions of interest per day since the plan’s release. “Equally, there has been numerous enquiries from people wishing to represent their special area of interest by joining the forums of partnerships,” plan facilitator Ray Goldie told The Monitor. “Members of the current board met on Wednesday, May 6, and reported a number of initiatives highlighted in the plan had already moved forward. “Discussions were held at the recent Business Forum about structure of the forum and provision of a paid coordinator to assist business while Roxby Downs Council announced it was optimistic of receiving funding which would allow for an Economic Development Officer to fill this role for the next two years. “If successful this will be a major win for business in Roxby,” said town administrator Bill Boehm. “Originally we thought this position would have to be funded by the businesses but now it can be funded through the council for the next two years”. Meetings and discussions have also been held concerning two youth initiatives and the reformation of the Arts and Cultural Forum. “Given the plan has only just been released this immediate response is just a small indication of community interest in the plan and their determination to see it implemented,” Mr Goldie said. The community plan is now available on the internet at www.roxby despite a technical delay. Copies of the plan on CD-Rom are available at Roxby Downs Council. Information about the Community Board openings are detailed on Page 16 of this week’s Monitor community newspaper.


Drink spiking danger ROXBY DOWNS…Local publicans have joined police in warning pub-goers to watch their glasses and avoid ‘drink spiking’ following a series of incidents in Roxby Downs this month. A young woman was admitted to hospital this month after her drink was allegedly spiked, while a second young woman told The Monitor about a similar incident the same weekend but at a different venue. Local police, however, have received little hard information about the incidents and are calling on victims of drink spiking to report the problem immediately. Medical personnel do not automatically report drink spiking when a victim is treated by doctors and nursing staff, Roxby Downs Health Services executive officer Janine Connell told The Monitor. “Ultimately this is an assault, we can recommend when we treat someone that they report it to the police – but the onus is on the person affected or their friends or family to report the incident so it can be investigated,” Mrs Connell said. Roxby Downs Tavern manager Marcel Marinus warned pub-goers that drink spiking is on the increase throughout Australia. “It does happen – here and everywhere – and it’s very serious,” Mr Marinus said. “Please don’t leave your drink unattended and be aware of what is going on around you.” Roxby Downs Community Club Manager Stev Ellard warned drinkers not to accept drinks that are bought for them by other patrons. “It’s a lovely gesture, for someone to buy you a drink, but just be aware that it could be spiked,” Mr Ellard said. “It happens and we ask customers to very aware – not just in Roxby but anywhere. “Stick with your friends and look after each other - some people can have an adverse reaction and even

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spiked, tell someone, stay with your friends, get medical help and get tested – then notify police! Police cautioned community members who believe they have had their drinks spiked that they must request a blood test during their medical treatment which they will then be required to pay for. However, if charges are then laid by police, victims can claim the cost of the blood test in damages.

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Hoon laws muffle the music ROXBY DOWNS…An 18-year-old Roxby Downs man was the first local recipient of an ‘excessive noise from a vehicle’ notice under the new ‘hoon laws’. The man was one of a handful of drivers charged in the past two weeks for various offences – misuse of a motor vehicle, drink driving and noisy music - who are all candidates for the new impounding legislation now in effect, according to Sgt Richard Hobbs. “Under this new legislation Police will be able to impound vehicles for 48

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hours on detecting an offence,” Sgt Hobbs told The Monitor. “If convicted, and the driver has one previous impounding offence in five years, then the car can be impounded for three months. “For two offences this increases to six months impounding and for three previous impounding offences, forfeiture of the vehicle to the crown. In addition, the owner of a vehicle initially impounded for the first 48 hours will have to pay a fee – currently $175 - to cover any towing and storage costs.” Thursday, May 12, 2005 - Page 3


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Anzac Day in Woomera ANZAC DAY...Commemorating Anzac Day in Woomera last month, clockwise, from left: Woomera RSL President Frank Woolfe; leading the service, from left, Garry Clarke, Phil Young, Greg Budden and Scott Myles at the Woomera War Memorial at Butement Square; and Aussie in uniform Peter Rocco. Photographs courtesy of The Gibber Gabber. OUTBACK TOUR...Federal Member for Grey Barry Wakelin joined staff on a tour of the Far North and Outback last month. Mr Wakelin is pictured with wife Tina, staff from his Whyalla and Port Pirie offices, and ‘tourguide’ Sgt Terry Boylan.

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On May 8, 2005, a smashed windows was located at the National Australia Bank in Roxby Downs and a glass panel in the front door of the NACOS Credit Union was also smashed. It is not known if these two incidents are related. Anyone with information to this damage is asked to contact the Roxby Downs Police – ph 8671 0370. Between 11am and midday on the May 3, a green Holden Commodore parked in Richardson Place was damaged when an unknown person scratched an object down the driver’s side of the car. Following a visit by members from the State Traffic Operations Unit involved in the Rural Highway Saturation Program, two drivers were reported for PCA with alleged readings of 0.08 per cent and 0.175 per cent. Over their three days on the Stuart Highway and surrounding roads, the TOU officers have issued over 50 infringement notices for various traffic offences. Following a complaint from an Andamooka resident, a youth from Roxby Downs has been reported for two counts of theft totalling about $250. The youth is known to the victim. An 18-year-old Roxby Downs man was issued with Roxby Downs’ first ‘excessive noise from a vehicle’ notice on April 27, 2005. On April 25, 2005, police attended a motor vehicle roll over on the powerline road, just east of Olympic Way. The male driver received minor injuries and was taken to the Roxby Downs Hospital for treatment whilst a male passenger was uninjured Damage to a vehicle in Hermit St was reported on April 25, after it was sprayed with a powdery substance overnight. Initial investigations reveal that the blue powder came from a fire extinguisher discharged at a neighbouring party. The extent of the damage to the vehicle is still being ascertained.

A 22-year-old Roxby Downs man was reported for assaulting a family member. This follows an incident reported to police in February 2005. A Roxby Downs man, 23, was reported for misusing a motor vehicle following an incident near local licensed premises on April 25, 2005. In a separate incident, on the same day, an 18year-old Roxby Downs man was arrested for breach of bail. Police attending an alarm in the Roxby Downs Area School on April 24, 2005, located four youths in the kindergarten grounds. The youths have since been reported for trespassing on school grounds after hours and damaging property. Police have identified a possible suspect in relation to reports of a smashed window, light and door grille at Roxby Downs Area School on April 22 or 23. The total damage amounted to around $600 and police are currently investigating the matter. A 46 year old Merino man pleaded guilty to three counts of driving in a manner dangerous and hindering police in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court last week. The man was originally arrested at Pimba in October 2005 after speed cameras recorded him travelling at 235km/hr on a motorcycle on the Stuart Hwy. He was convicted and fined $1550 and a disqualified from driving for 12 months. Police are reminding the public that the Rural Highway Saturation Plan is still being conducted on the Stuart Highway with a focus on the Fatal 5, in particular fatigue, speeding and seat belts which have been found to be major contributing factors in accidents in this region. In addition, the Adelaide Cup long weekend – May 14 to 17 - is a prescribed period for Mobile Random Breath Testing allowing police to stop any vehicles being driven on a road and require drivers to submit to a breath test.

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Welcome to ODO Update, your monthly update of what’s happening at WMC’s Olympic Dam Operations (ODO). Brought to you by ODO Public Affairs, this is where you can learn about how the operations works, keep in touch with all the latest ODO news, and have your questions about us answered. BHP Billiton offer update…BHP Billiton last week extended the closing date for its $7.85 offer per WMC Share until 7.30pm, June 3 (changed from original closing date of early May 2005). While BHP Billiton’s offer remains conditional on receipt of acceptances representing 90 per cent of WMC shares, key regulatory approvals including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and European Commission have now been received by BHP Billiton. In acknowledging the uncertainty the takeover situation has created, earlier this week WMC CEO Andrew Michelmore thanked staff for their continued focus on safe, reliable and consistent performance. It has now been six months since the original Xstrata offer of $6.35 per WMC share in October 2004. ODO tours raise funds for RFDS…WMC tourguide Deb Ainslie recently presented Shirley Gow, President of the Roxby Downs Auxiliary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, with a cheque for $5759.10. The funds have been raised by WMC’s coach tours of its Olympic Dam Operations which are becoming increasingly popular with tour operators from around Australia. Coordinated by the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct, the coach tours offer large groups the chance to have a look at Olympic Dam for themselves and are conducted by Deb or Vicki Hamblin. Along with the public tours WMC conducts every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9am, these tours are a great way for the wider community to learn more about ODO, as well as help raise funds for the RFDS. Bookings for the public tours fill up fast (especially in the tourist season) - book with the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct on 8671 2001, and don’t forget your gold coin donation for the RFDS!

STP in Woomera…Since earlier this year, WMC has held its Success Through People (STP) regional workshops in Woomera. With participants from across ODO attending, the course is part of WMC’s staff development program. STP gives employees a set of methodologies that can be applied in the workplace, as well as a common language that allows better interaction. Course participants stay in Woomera for the entire four days of the course. Got a question? Need to find something out about WMC or ODO? Email your questions to The Monitor and we’ll answer them in the ODO Update next month! THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

JETT…Roxby Downs residents Emma Napper and Dan Haines welcomed the birth of their first child Jett Haines on April 16, 2005. Jett was born at Port Pirie Hospital weighing 4309g (9lb 8oz) and is a grandson for Roxby Downs residents Chris and Anne Haines, Kevin and MaryAnne Napper of Jamestown.

WILLIAM…Roxby Downs residents Ray and Shana Forrest welcomed the birth of their son William John on April 16, 2005. William was born on the front seat of his father’s car, half way between Strathalbyn and Mount Barker. He is a brother for Emily, 1, and weighed 3615g (7lb 15.5oz) at birth. William is a grandchild for Lol and John Wilton of Roxby Downs and Marcia and the late Don Forrest of Strathalbyn. advertisement

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Students urged to walk safely to school WALKERS… Marking ‘Walk Safely to School Day’ on Friday, May 6, at Roxby Downs Area School, from front, students Penny Stock, 5, Rory McAskill, 7, and Tori McGauchie, 11. Throughout the Far North and Outback, children were reminded to walk safely to school and urged to cross at crossings, watch for cars, to not walk behind buses and to be as visible as possible. Parents were urged to walk to school with their children where possible.

Local couple weds EDMONDS-FOSTER…Parents, family and friends witnessed the marriage of Denise Edmonds to Shannon Foster on April 30, 2005. The couple shared a candlelit poolside ceremony at the Oasis Motor Inn in Roxby Downs. Shannon is the son of long-time Roxby Downs residents Shane and Tina Foster, while Denise is the daughter of Shirley and Glen Edmonds, Peterborough. Photograph courtesy of Anneke Photography.

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SMALLstuff ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs Community Health Services is collecting a list of services and businesses catering to the parents of the region. This list – the ‘Did You Know?’ list – will be distributed to new residents, as well as being displayed throughout the general community. To list your service, group, club or business, please contact Community Health by phoning 8671 9020. WOOMERA…Woomera Playgroup meets each Monday afternoon (12–2.30pm) and Wednesday afternoon (12–2.30pm) in the Kilpa Street Playgroup premises. All children (aged 0–5 years) and their parents and carers are encouraged to come along. The group has trikes, ride-in cars and scooters, swings, a sandpit with heaps of sand toys, a great home corner, puzzles, books, toy cars, play dough with lots of cutters, music, lots of toys suitable for babies, craft materials, and many, many other things. Key outdoor areas are under shade. This under-utilised facility surprises many people with its wealth of resources. The cost is $1 per family for each session. For more information telephone 8673 7102. ANDAMOOKA…Andamooka Playgroup has resumed after the school holidays at the Andamooka Primary School CPC rooms. Sessions run on Fridays, from 9.30am with play sessions, a program of guest-speakers as well as some great, fun activities for the kids. “It’s an opportunity for local parents to socialise and get support from each other,” APS principal Angela Turner said. “We’d like to invite parents from throughout region to come along as well.” For more information about the playgroup, contact Naomi Campbell – ph 8672 7018.

Body • Mind • Spirit

OSHC kids hit the paper trail OSHC...Roxby Downs Out of School Hours Care children visited The Monitor offices in the school holidays. The children were introduced to how their community newspaper is created - from selling adverts to taking photos and laying out pages electronically - before returning back to the OSHC rooms to create their own newspapers.


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YOGA CLASSES Mondays & Wednesdays 7.15pm-8.30pm Cost: $6.00/class Catering for all levels of fitness and flexibility. Michelle Kittel Diploma of Yoga Teacher Student. Lessons resuming May 18, 2005 on my return from India. No need to book – Just come along. Page 6 - Thursday, May 12, 2005

AMY-ROSE…AmyRose Kemenyvary turned one on April 1, 2005.

EMILY…Emily Mentiplay’s sixth birthday was on May 5, 2005.

CHLOE…Chloe Reid celebrated her fourth birthday on May 4, 2005.

ALYSSA…Alyssa Parker celebrated her first birthday on May 10, 2005.

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Mothers Day morning tea

Youth on the Job A ‘good news story’ sponsored by Career Employment Group.

CELEBRATION...St Barbara’s Parish School LGE students sang a tribute, left, to their mothers on Friday, May 6, at a preMother’s Day morning tea. YAC IT UP...Join the Youth Advisory Committee to have your say and a lot of fun as well.

Stand up for youth ROXBY DOWNS…The Roxby Downs Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is inviting young locals to have their say on the region’s issues. Organisers are calling for nominations to join the new YAC committee. “We want to open it up to the entire youth community – ages 12 to 25,” Roxby Downs Youth Services manager Laurence Duggan told The Monitor. “The Youth Advisory Committee was originally funded by the Office of Youth and has been good for getting youth into decision-making processes and onto committees. Now we aim to be involved in the family and youth forum part of the community plan. MUMS...Left, Georgia White and mum Roxanne with, above, Megan Harper and mum Deb at the LGE Mother’s Day morning tea last week.

“We want youth to have an active role, as a representative body on that forum and have a say in community decisions, not just youth-specific issues. Our plan this year is to extend YAC beyond the youth services and what we do at the youth centre so its part of the whole community. “We want to encourage young people from all walks of life so we can get a view of all aspects of youth life in Roxby and then we’ll come to council as a proper representative body of the youth.” Nomination forms for YAC are available at the Roxby Downs Youth Centre, leisure centre, cultural precinct, RoxFM and The Monitor.

Woomera youth fishing for fun WOOMERA…Woomera Youth Centre recently hosted a fishing trip to Point Lowly in April. The excursion was attended by nineteen students and five adult helpers. “The four-day trip was planned to give local youth something different to do in the school holidays, youth centre volunteer Andrew Dempsey told The Monitor. “With some parents unable to take time off work, it gave the youth the opportunity to still go away for a few days. “The Woomera Board and Woomera Area School co-sponsored the trip by subsidising the

FISHING TRIP...Woomera youth enjoyed a four-day fishing trip to Point Lowly. Photographs courtesy of The Gibber Gabber.

cost to families. “Fundraising earlier in the year helped The Youth Centre to purchase CDs and helped with the cost of food and

materials on the trip.” Organisers heralded the event as a success and a weekend camping trip is now being organised for the near future.

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HANDS-ON...Spencer Crafter, 16, is completing a Certificate II in Horticulture through CEG and Outback Landscaping and Supplies. OUTBACK LANDSCAPING AND SUPPLIES… Spencer Crafter, 16, is enjoying the outdoor life while completing his Certificate II in Horticulture through the Career Employment Group and Outback Landscaping Supplies in Roxby Downs. Spencer’s traineeship grew out of work experience with the Outback Landscaping team during his Roxby Industry Training and Education (RITE) program placement last year. “With this job I learn a little about plants, I drive the machinery, and I spend a lot of time cutting trees and mowing lawns,” he told The Monitor. “There’s a lot of fieldwork involved – which suits me. “I’m learning a lot from the people I work with and they’re a great team to be part of. “I learn better in the field than in a classroom. “It’s long hours and a lot of work but it’s still great. “I’ve got a lot of support to live in town, so this is a great way to start my training, in my home-town. “There’s a lot of opportunities in horticulture though and I’m setting myself up for life this way.” Outback Landscaping and Supplies nursery manager Vicki Mason told The Monitor that traineeships were a major part of general training at the local horticultural specialists. “The entire Outback staff – adults and teenagers – are studying through traineeships of one kind or another,” she said. “Through this kind of study, we ensure all our staff become specialists in their particular areas. “When we find people that are willing to learn, we want to help them accomplish that – it helps our customers, who can be sure they’re receiving good advice, and it helps our employees who will walk away with accredited training.”

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Parents and friends committee report

Camp fun for Year 8s

BUS FUSS...RDAS Year 8s piling in for their trip to Adelaide. On Monday, March 11, 2005 the Year 8s at Roxby Downs Area School left for their camp to Adelaide. I was already in Adelaide, so I met up with the group at the movies at Marion on Monday night at 6.30pm. Some people watched The Pacifier and some watched Hating Alison Ashley. I went to The Pacifier. After the movie, we went back to the Warradale Campsite, had showers and watched a DVD. Then we had to go bed but we didn’t and we stayed up really late! Tuesday morning we got ready and went on the bus to Victor Harbor to go to Greenhills Adventure Park. That was really, really fun! We had KFC for tea on the grass at Victor Harbour then went to Granite Island and watched the penguins. On Wednesday we went to Port Adelaide and went on a dolphin cruise on the Port River. Wednesday night we went bowling, which was fun. We stayed up really late again and got woken up really early on Thursday morning by Mr Bennie. We went to the museum in the morning but the best part was the aquatics centre. Thursday night was wicked! We watched movies, mucked around and packed our bags. It was really fun! On Friday morning we got up early and came back to Roxby. by Jessica Weltner.

Come back to RDAS Spend an hour or two back at school. See if it has changed! A National Campaign conducted by the Education Foundation to inspire young people, support youth aspirations and celebrate public education will be held in the form of a “Back to School Day’ on Tuesday May 17, 2005. Roxby Downs Area School invites any former students, to join us for this day of celebration. The day will involve a tour of the school, an assembly and talks with students. As the school approaches its 20th Anniversary in 2007 this is an opportune time to trace former students and reacquaint with old school friends. For further information contact Lyn Ferenci, Bev Zeptner or Jim Michalanney at the school.

Sister Pat’s

thought for the day

Confidence is realising that although you aren’t the best at something, you still enjoy doing it.

Upcoming Ev ents Events May 14

P&F Market Day

May 16

Adelaide Cup Public Holiday

May 17

Back to School Day

May 20

R-6 Assembly 11.30am

May 24

Early Closure 2.10pm Governing Council Meeting

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SASSSA ATHLETICS...Roxby Downs’ SASSSA athletics team, from left, back, Teagen Coombes, Rachel Sheppard, Josh Bishop, Sophie Wissell, Roxanne Henfry, front, Lorraine Girdham, Corey Buran and Amie Willis.

Senior students’ athletics success Nine students from Roxby Downs Area School travelled to Adelaide on April 7 and 8 to participate in a South Australian Secondary Schools Sports Association (SASSSA) athletic carnival held at Santos Stadium. The students were selected to represent the combined Upper Northern team, made up of students from Port Augusta, Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek, and Maree. Selection for the team was based on the their per-

formance in the WASSAC Athletics Carnival held in Port Augusta the previous week, with students either winning or placing highly in their individual events. The students enjoyed the opportunity to participate in a carnival held at an international standard venue and while not all were able to win their events they all gave their best effort.

Dear Parents and Friends, welcome back to Term 2 of the school year, we hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. P&F have made a donation of $3750 to RDAS Radio Infrastructure Development Program to provide opportunities for all students to gain broadcasting experience with live audiences, provide pathways to community radio and to develop and increase the positive profile of R-12 school community. This also benefits all students at recess and lunch times as they will have entertainment from our budding DJs and music to listen to. All in all I think a wonderful idea for our students at RDAS. P&F have also made a donation of $2269 to the Roxby Downs Library for storage of our big books, which will ensure easier handling and finding of books and maintain the books in good condition for many years to come. Our next Market Day is Saturday, May 14, 2005. We are having the Scotch College Pipe Band and Highland Dancers visit. They will be performing two half hour slots during the morning of P&F Market Day in the Market area. Please be aware if bringing your dogs down for a walk on Market Day the bagpipes noise may disturb them. Our next P&F Meeting will be on Wednesday June 1, 7.30 in the school staffroom. Hope to see you there. We are always in need of more P&F volunteers and their fundraising ideas. Come along and see what we are all about, as all money raised goes to benefit all of our children at RDAS. Thank you. Annette Jackson, For P&F Committee.

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Bully busting! Are bystanders innocent? There has been a shift from seeing bullying as simply the outcome of individual differences such as personality or physical appearance to seeing bullying in relation to the social or group context in which it occurs. There is an increasing emphasis on the ‘social roles’ that bystanders of school bullying commonly adopt. Bullying at school usually takes place in the presence of student bystanders. Although bystanders sometimes speak out to discourage the bully, the most common response is to ignore what is going on – and the bullying simply continues. Teachers are rarely present because the bully is aware of their presence or location in the classroom or yard and teachers rarely find out exactly what has happened- unless proactive bystanders choose to help make it stop. In Canadian studies when a bystander did object to the bullying, in more than half the cases the bullying stopped. In schools we need to ask how we can reduce bullying by encouraging student bystanders to engage in pro-social behaviour and intervention to assist victims of bullying. Students need to learn to become more active bystanders, standing up for victims of bullying rather than merely standing by. In a survey of 400 students conducted in South Australia, more than 50 per cent of students had witnessed physical, verbal and sexual bullying in the presence of bystanders on a weekly basis. Research has also shown that it is more likely that primary students will intervene in bullying rather than secondary students and girls also show a stronger tendency to intervene than boys – either directly or by seeking help from a teacher. This decrease at Secondary school appears to be largely due to the expectations of friends and the peer group. Students act according to ‘social expectations’ – whether to defend the victim, ignore or the most concerning of all; encouraging the bully! School programs are focusing on the nature and impact of bullying as well as how student bystanders can become more strongly motivated to assist victims of schoolyard bullying. Reinforcing the actions of students to support victims of bullying must be encouraged. Students who encourage the bully need to face serious consequences as their actions often provide the bully with justification to make the bullying more severe. At times students may believe they themselves are in danger if they intervene in bullying situations but there are many ways the risk of intervening can be minimised such as showing dislike for what is going on, encouraging a group to make a statement etc. Parents and the community can also have an impact on bullying behaviours – it should not be accepted at sports training or events, in social situations or in your home. The consequence of increasing numbers of students expressing disapproval for bullying when they see it happening can be extremely positive for everybody, including your own children. By working together to intervene in a pro-active way in any bullying that we see, any bullying behaviours by children within our school and community can be greatly reduced. Let’s all work together to minimise bullying within our community as its effects such as depression, selfharm, drug and alcohol addiction and so on are now well documented. We need to all take responsibility for the safety and well-being of our children. THE MONITOR - Your Community Newspaper

Call for canteen helpers CANTEEN LADIES…Serving up tasty snacks for RDAS students, from left, Jane Johnston, Tracy Lepinath and Lynda Watt. The canteen team is calling for more volunteers to help prepare and serve lunches and recess – especially on Thursdays and Fridays. The team of just three women makes almost 100 sandwiches a day and is currently cutting chocolate snacks out of its repertoire and offering more healthy alternatives such as lavash wraps, salad packs and pita toasties. To volunteer your time on school days, phone the canteen between 10am to 1.30pm on 8671 1475.

SCHOOL PRIDE…Celebrating school pride at Roxby Downs Area Schools – Jon Thomas, 5, and Jarred Daw, 11.

School pride improvements Roxby Downs Area School has been allocated more than $100,000 for school improvements as part of the ‘School Pride’ funding program. The SA Government’s ‘School Pride’ initiative provides funding

to approve school and kindergarten appearances and safety. Around half of the funding will be allocated for painting of school buildings, while another $55,900 will be directed into complementary improvement projects.

HEADSTART...Teachers Helen Edwards and Kate Underwood welcome new Headstart students, from left, front, Beau Humphris, Marnie Donnellan, Amber Ryan, Drewe Swan, Cassandra Henry, Emily Baker, Scarlett Koning, Damien Webster, back, Jake Gotch, Matthew Lamb, Brodie Daddow, Lachlan Elliot, Matthew Woolford and Brayden Woolford.

Welcome…We welcome all of our new students particularly the new Receptions in the Headstart program: Emily Baker, Brodie Daddow, Marnie Donnellan, Lachlan Elliot, Jake Gotch, Cassandra Henry, Beau Humphris, Scarlett Koning, Matthew Lamb, Amber ryan, Drewe Swann, Damien Webster, Brayden Woolford, Matthew Woolford. We hope they have many enjoyable and productive years at school. We welcome Ms Cassandra Dorsett who joins our 7-12 teacher cohort this term. Teacher Professional Development, Student Free Day Monday, May 2…Numeracy and Literacy are a very high priority for RDAS and much of the Professional Development time provided for staff during the year (by closure days, DECS funding, and early closures) will be spent on improving teacher skills in these areas and in a second priority area of improving student wellbeing. Teachers engaged in a variety of activities throughout the day on Monday, May 2, in relation to Literacy and Numeracy acquisition and teaching methodologies. Teachers from Reception to Year 3 were involved in Literacy workshops run through the Quality Teacher Program facilitated by Georgie Sharpe, one of the District Learning Band Coordinators. Primary teachers were engaged in Numeracy workshops until lunchtime. These were facilitated by Kym Linke DECS Maths Project Officer and supported by John Bleckly Numeracy Policy and Project Officer. After lunch Primary staff were involved in a focussed Literacy workshop. The Secondary teacher cohort worked with Jan Patterson (a senior Field Officer from the Senior Secondary Assessment Board of South Australia) on embedding Literacy across the curriculum in years 7-12. After lunch the 7-12 teachers worked with either Kym Linke or John Bleckey on Numeracy within the curriculum. Teachers have commented on these sessions in a positive manner and will be incorporating strategies learned into their teaching. Grievance Procedure…From time to time people may feel upset or aggrieved with something that happens in school life. All school community members must take on the responsibility of resolving grievances in an appropriate manner and follow the agreed steps to resolution. This school has a Grievance Procedure which we can all use to resolve issues appropriately. The Grievance Procedure flow chart has been included in this newsletter for your reference. The School Counsellor Mrs Helen Bennie is available to assist anyone with this process. Swimming Carnival Results And Shields…The results of the House competition for Swimming, collated from the Primary and Secondary Swimming Carnivals was as follows: 3-6 Swimming Carnival: Gairdner 460 pts, Torrens 418 pts, Eyre 369 pts, Frome 339 points. 7-12 Swimming Carnival: Eyre 462 pts, Gairdner 448 pts, Torrens 356 pts, Frome 344 pts Congratulations to Gairdner who was the overall winner and to all the participants on the day and those who supported them. It is disappointing that many students see Swimming and Sports Days as an opportunity to have a day off of school. This is most certainly not approved by the Education Department, Roxby Downs Area School, or all parents - and is not in the best interests of students. Even if not choosing to be an active participant in events, our children learn much from supporting their peers. Absence on these days is not acceptable and we ask parents to support the school by ensuring that their children attend. We are at the point of seriously considering running a class based educational program on these days for any student who does not actively participate. The drawback to this is that students wishing to attend to support their peers competing in competition would not occur. On reflection, student achievement in Term one was high and we will be working hard with students to ensure that Term 2 is equally as productive. Kath Macalister, Deputy Principal.

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Make your ideas a reality

SPOTLIGHT...The staff at Spotlight can help you make your ideas a reality - clothes, costumes and all kinds of crafts.

WHYALLA SPOTLIGHT… There’s no better way to warm up this winter than in the large range of winter fabrics available from Spotlight in Whyalla. Spotlight stocks the largest range of flannelette and fleecy fabrics on the gulf, great for jackets, track suits and windcheaters – all ideal for children or more manly flannelettes for men’s shirts. Many of Spotlight’s patterns and fabrics can be viewed on the internet – log onto - or buy your patterns, fabrics, threads and notions by mail order. Peruse the latest Spotlight catalogue for the latest monthly specials, or phone the friendly Whyalla team to order a set of samples and get the most knowledgeable advice. “We now stock Brother and Elna sewing machines from the very basic to embroidery machines as well as craft tables and sewing cabinets,” Whyalla Spotlight store manager Jane McGrath told The Monitor. “Spotlight stocks so much more than fabrics though. “Our craft department has new products arriving weekly and a large range of scrapbooking papers, cardstock, al-

SEYMOUR CRAFTS...Before she opened Seymour Crafts in Moonta, Ali Seymour found it hard to source her own supplies of country style and reproduction fabrics for quilting. After starting the shop three years ago, the George Street business has now expanded considerably, and now offers a large range of patchwork fabric from all the leading designers, including Moda, Robyn Pandolph, Debbie Mumm, Bernatex, Thimbleberries and many more. Seymour Crafts in Moonta also has a huge range of patterns and books for quilting, stitchery and doll making – many patterns from very talented local Australian designers. Seymour Crafts is now open six days a week and closed on Tuesdays, except for school holidays when the shop is open seven days a week. Mail orders are most welcome. Seymour Crafts is located at 28 George Street, Moonta or phone 8825 1943 to mail order.

bums, embellishments and tote bags. “New season fashion yarns are now arriving and we have a large range in store, but we are always happy to do customer orders for additional colours that are available. “We stock a large range of patterns and all the accessories to finish the garment. We have an extensive range of fashion beads and jewellery findings with lots of books and leaflets to show you how to get started. “For the home, Spotlight stocks many different window furnishings and home décor products as well as tableware, kitchen accessories, bathroom needs and bed linen. “Complete the look with our variety of home decorating products.” Workshops in our craft studio can be arranged for group bookings and there’s always a little fun for our VIPS, like a recent 70s night and our fashion parade to raise money for the respite care home Amaroo Lodge.” Spotlight Whyalla is situated at 128 McDouall Stuart Avenue. For more information about the huge Spotlight range, log onto, or phone the friendly Whyalla team – 8644 2611.

Join the quilters - join the fun ROXBY SCRAPBAG Q U I LT E R S … T h e Roxby Scrapbag Quilters have been meeting to sew and socialise together since the early 1990s. Over the years, the club has grown to more than 30 members who meet twice monthly at the Roxby Downs Community Library. “Quilting is contagious – you get carried away with buying fabrics and building up your stash, getting them home without your husband seeing all the fabrics you’ve bought,” quilter Helen Edwards told The Monitor. “There’s all the enjoyment of sewing, mixing with other ladies, having some child-free time to make friends and make quilts. “It’s fun to be with other people who enjoy creating something, putting the colours together and watching what develops. “Quilts are heirlooms, they’re passed down through the family – they’re precious because you invest a lot of time and a lot of love into every quilt.” The Roxby Scrapbag Quilters holds exhibitions, raffles and workshops with visiting tutors throughout the year.

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Roxby Scrapbag Quilters Meet at the Library in Richardson Place every fourth Saturday of the month. All welcome, beginners – advanced. For further details Phone: Helen on 8671 0651 or Babs on 8671 1243

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Local Artist DAVE KOVAC Available now – Contact Dave on 0409 726 252 QUILTING...Join the friendly Roxby Scrapbag Quilters who meet twice monthly. “We don’t have lessons as such but there’s always someone here to help beginners get underway,” Mrs Edwards said. “Anyone can come - beginners through to advanced quilters are all welcome. “It’s just a fun, child-free time to take pride in your work and a love of the art form. “We even have a retreat coming up where we go away for the weekend together in Woomera where all we do is sew and laugh and talk and eat – it’s a great girls weekend.” The Roxby Scrapbag Quilters meet twice a

month, with an official meeting every fourth Saturday of the month, and a slightly more lowkey social event on the second Sunday of every month, at the Roxby Downs Community Li-

brary. For more information about the Roxby Scrapbag Quilters, talk to Helen Edwards at the Roxby Downs Community Library – ph 8671 0660.


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HOBBY & CRAFT Shop opening soon •Monthly Challenge Kit Open by appointment •Beginner lessons only for now •Pre-made kits •Monthly workshops •VIP club •100’s of discounts different papers, • Farewell albums stickers, fibres, Fortnightly • eyelets, tags, get-togethers albums and more coming in weekly •Little Scrappers Monthly Jane Southon Kids Club starting soon. 8671 1937 Bookings essential

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contribute your ideas to the design process in order to produce work that satisfies your needs but caters to your desires. “We choose a high quality of workmanship and quality materials because we believe quality is a standard that should not be compromised.” Examples of Iron Works creations are on display at the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct and Visitors Information Centre, or talk to Mark and Rachel to see their work close-up. Iron Works enables you to create something you love, with people who love what they’re creating. For more information about the service, talk to Mark and Rachel Young by telephoning 8671 1159.

Learn to scrapbook in Roxby Downs every week. RED DUNES SCRAPBOOKING AND PAPERCRAFT…Have you “We stock supplies from ‘Print caught the scrapbooking bug yet? Blocks’, ‘Stamp It’, ‘Scrapbooking Australia’, ‘One Craft’, ‘Deluxe Scrapbooking is one of the fastestDesigns (US)’, ‘Designs Galore’, growing pastimes in Roxby Downs ‘DownUnderDirect’ and ‘TLC and, for the enthusiast, Red Dunes (US)’ amongst others. Scrapbooking and Papercraft offers a complete range of stamping, “We have pre-made kits, lessons for scrapbooking and papercraft needs. beginners, a ‘Monthly Challenge Kit’ and a VIP discount member“A scrapbook is a creative way for ship program. you to share and preserve your family history using your personal pho“We’ll even have internet mail-ortographs,” Jane Southon told The der up and running soon.” Monitor. Book now for beginner lessons or “Scrapbooks are more than just a ODDS AND ENDS...All your scrapbooking neds, to join the fortnightly ‘Scrappers photo album - they are part album, right here in Roxby Downs at Red Dunes Get Togethers’ and monthly workpart journal and crammed full of Scrapbooking and Papercraft. shops. memorabilia. Red Dunes Scrapbooking and “Everyone should scrapbook. Papercraft also hosts ‘Little Scrappers viewpoint was on life as they grew up. “The more individuals that scrapbook, the “It’s a really special pastime to share with your Monthly Kids Club’ - bookings essential. more future generations will know about child – a great chance to build memories to- For more information about Red Dunes their anscestors and where they come from. gether and save them forever.” Scrapbooking and Papercraft’s wide “Even children should get into creating Red Dunes Scrapbooking and Papercraft, in range of supplies, services and workscrapbooks to save their childhood memo- Roxby Downs, currently stocks hundreds of shops, contact Jane Southon by telephonries so that they can share with their future different 12”x12” papers, stickers, fibres, eye- ing 86711937 – or email jane@redspouses, children, grandchildren what their lets, tags and albums – with more coming in

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IRON WORKS…Mark and Rachel Young have been busy making babies for the past nine years – now they have time to return to their first loves, jewellery design and metal work. The long-time Roxby Downs residents have paired their design and boilermaking skills to create a series of unique jewellery, furniture and decorative objects. Work with Mark and Rachel to design unique furniture and jewellery with your own personal touch – from large-scale mosaic outdoor furniture to intricate silver and copper jewellery. “Whether you’re looking for jewellery or furniture you want it to reflect your own personal style,” Rachel told The Monitor. “We offer you an opportunity to

five years. During this time, it has been an integral part of the growth in the scrapbooking industry in South Australia. Store owners, Linda Rigon and Vickie Harris, together with their talented staff and instructors, have introduced thousands of people to scrapbooking and influenced their perceptions of how they look after, present and display their photographs. The largest store in Adelaide, Scrapbooking at Memory Lane has an amazing array of popular scrapbooking and card making products. For a wonderful shopping experience in bright and friendly surroundings, take a trip down Memory Lane! For those who cannot make it to the store, Scrapbooking at Memory Lane also has a secure online store that you can visit

SCRAPBOOKING...The team at Scrapbooking at Memory Lane can help you with all your scrapbooking needs because they share your passion. anytime, day or night. Online store manager, Karen Jacobs, constantly updates the website with new products and specials and she is available to answer questions from shoppers via email. Dedicated to customer

service, every staff member is an experienced scrapbooker, with the expertise and knowledge customers seek when planning pages. Many staff members have also been published in scrapbooking magazines and have an

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Quality service for country customers Your one-stop shop AMAZON AQUARIUMS.. .For the past 10 years, Adelaide’s Amazon Aquariums has been supplying quality ornamental fish and aquarium goods. The business, located on Research Road at Pooraka, are country customer specialists with provisions available for sending fish on long trips. Following a recent upgrade, Amazon Aquariums are now one of Adelaide’s largest aquarium stores with over 140 fully stocked aquariums on display, including 26 marine and 12 plant tanks. Amazon Aquariums are also Adelaide’s premiere supplier of quality glass aquariums at factory prices – whether it be a small

for craft and quilting

FISH FUN...A Red Marlborough Discus – just one of the many tropical fish varieties available at Adelaide’s Amazon Aquariums, 16 Research Road, Pooraka.

12 inch tank or large six foot tank, Amazon Aquariums have a tank to suit your needs. Amazon Aquariums

are renowned for being the cheapest in Adelaide for frozen food, live plants and crickets. So for professional ad-

vice and great products at the right price visit Amazon Aquariums, 16 Research Road, Pooraka ph 8359 1800.

For all those little finishing touches CREATIVE TRIMS AND CRAFTS…Creative Trims and Crafts, in Roxby Downs, stocks the region’s largest range of ‘Quest for a Cure’ fabrics, perfect for quilting. The ‘Quest for a Cure’ range donates a percentage of each metre sold in SA to Breast Cancer research with Jean Dunstan, of Creative Trims and Crafts, eagerly awaiting the new ranges due in soon. “We have a large range of sewing and quilting supplies, and many of the little extras like beads and trimmings,” Mrs Dunstan told The Monitor. Jean specialises in those little finishing touches that really make a project special. This, teamed with her own long-time knowledge and friendly service, makes shopping a sensory delight, surrounded by the colours and textures of ribbons, laces, haberdashery, buttons and embroidery threads. “We originally started in Semaphore in 1998 stocking mainly embroidery and craft supplies,” she said. “When we moved to Roxby in 2001 I started bringing in quilting supplies for the huge number of local quilters, now our range is mostly quilting fabrics and accessories.” Creative Trims and Crafts stocks more than 650 bolts of quilting fabrics, vliesofix, wool wadding and iron or sew-in pellon. Starting out in quilting, then talk to Jean about the best rotary cutters, mats and rulers to make the job easier.

QUILT AND CRAZY STUFF...Quilt and Craft Crazy in Mount Barker is a one-stop shop for all quilt and craft supplies. And you don’t have to travel all the way to the city to take advantage of the store’s extensive range - The Monitor, Your Community Newspaper readers can order craft items over the phone. The shop stocks more than 1000 bolts of fabric from pastels to country styles, as well as a large range of scrapbooking materials, beads, rotary cutters, rulers, patterns and general quilting tools. Owner Anna Macdonald has a reputation for hunting down hard-to-find items and is supported by a staff of experienced crafts people.

Quilt and Craft Crazy is located about 30 minutes from Adelaide and five kilometres from the South Eastern Freeway exit to Mt Barker. The shop is open

Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and Saturday 10am to 4pm. Mail order your craft and quilting supplies by calling the friendly staff at Quilt and Craft Crazy on 8398 5266.

Amazon Aquariums 16 Research Road, Pooraka SA 5095

Ph: 8359 1800

• Tropicals • Goldfish • Marines • Plants • Frozen & Live Food Over 140 fully stocked tanks on display Stocking all aquarium needs for the beginner to the expert

OPEN 7 DAYS, 9am-5pm “The Country Customer Specialists”

Creative Trims & Crafts VIP Club ($26 per year) 10% off all full priced fabric 10% off all patterns

Stockist of a wide range of quilting supplies Large range of patterns DMC pearl cotton Quilting, sewing & embroidery threads Rotary cutters, mats & rulers Ribbons, laces, haberdashery New flannels coming soon Gift vouchers available

Phone 8671 0153

24 Cur dimurka Str eet Curdimurka Street

Website available soon:

Huge, exciting range of

OPEN Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm Sat 10am – 4pm

Quilting Fabrics – over “1000” bolts, CREATIVE...Get creative with the range of quilting and embroidery supplies from Creative Trims and Craft.

Quilting, Beads,

Creative Trims and Crafts has a large range of patterns from designers ‘Rosalie Quinlan’, ‘Mum’s Moment’, ‘KJs’, ‘Cricklewood Crossing’ and ‘Angels in Disguise’ – with new stock arriving weekly. Look out for Jean’s new range of flannels, or ask about her VIP Club 10 per cent reductions.

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Jean also hosts a craft group and workshops monthly – so come along to the Curdimurka St showroom and ask about times and projects. Visit Creative Trims and Crafts at 24 Curdimurka St, Roxby Downs – enter via Pioneer Drv - or talk to Jean Dunstan by telephoning 8671 0153.

Scrapbook and Card Making Supplies, Folk Art,

Cross Stitch,



Stitcheries........and MORE!

Ph: (08) 8398 5266 Fax: (08) 8398 5277 31 Light Crescent, Mt Barker

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WEDDING ANNIVERSARY… Marianna and Neil Pickers celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary at The Steakhouse Restaurant. at the Roxby Downs Community Club this month.

40 YEARS...Tim Bourn celebrated his 40th birthday at home on May 5 with wife Jo and some close friends.

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Now Available At AVIS – Olympic Dam Airport Prices start from $55* Phone for a FREE quote

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GIRLS ONLY…Enjoying a girls night out at the movies, from left, back, Keshini Saverimutto, Terressa Moyle, front, Amanda Kittel and Felicity Pearsall. CELEBRATION...Celebrating Stephen Fitch’s 28th birthday, back, James Taylor, Ben Coombes, Marnie Pascoe, Karen Adams, Simon McCracken, Jody Altmann, Drew von Thien and Nigel Altmann, front, Sarah Berg, Stephen Fitch and Karina von Thien. BIRTHDAY…Celebrating her 18th birthday is Kaidi James, front centre, with close friends, back, Belinda Petherick and Kirby Blake, front, Bec Penglase and Alison Crompton.

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HALF CENTURY… Celebrating the 50th birthday of Glenda Dunn at the Roxby Downs Tavern last week, from left, Lucas Holbrook, Kylie Williams, Kathy Paxton, Glenda Dunn, Corrina Cox, Theresa Leecroft and Tim Collis. GOOD DEAL…Heading Contractors hosted a fun ‘Deal or No Deal’ night last week, where contestants dressed up in red shirts and black wigs and ‘wheeled and dealed’ for prizes ranging from five cents to 20 cents. Host Pete ‘Andrew O’Keefe’ Heading is pictured with contestant Cameron Green who won just 20 cents after opening all the suitcases. Page 14 - Thursday, May 12, 2005

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ROXBY DOWNS COUNCIL NEWS COUNCIL SNIPPETS The power is in your hands Works in Progress...There will be road closures in the southern section of the town to connect up services to new allotments. The length of time each closure will take depends on the type of, and how many services are to be put into place. Council does not expect the roads to be closed any longer than one day per road crossing. Council regrets any inconvenience. A letterbox drop will be made prior to inform residents affected by this work. There may be interruptions to water/electricity and Telstra services. Sewer cleaning in some older areas of the town. Upcoming Works...Potable water to be connected to irrigation tanks. Vandalism...Council urges all residents to report instances of vandalism to the police and Council. Completed Works...Repairs to town oval change rooms/ clubrooms. Driveway to the entrance of the football oval has been resurfaced with rubble. Hermit Street roundabout has been cleaned up from vandalism. Repairs to vandalism – table and chair set and sprinklers in Richardson Place. Collection of litter within Richardson Place as a result of vandalism. Air conditioner repairs at the Rec Centre. New electrical main to be installed at the swimming pool complex. Upgraded 2 old treadmills with 3 new treadmills at the leisure centre Business Signage...Local businesses have been invited to be part of new tourism signage in Roxby Downs. Council and the Roxby Downs Business Forum have thrown their support behind new tourism signage at the corner of Olympic Way and Burgoyne Street and on the public toilet block in Richardson Place. Designs echoing the current Wilmap distributed through the Roxby Downs Visitor Information Centre have been approved. Signage sales are now open. Telephone Alex Barker on 0417 816 807 for more information. Electricity Cent A Meters...Council has purchased 5 analyser meters for customer service purposes. These meters are available for hire from Council for a small fee. Meters will assist customers to monitor their power usage. Rates...Final instalment for the 4th quarter is due on 16 June 2005. Electricity Water Sewerage Rates & Tariffs...New rates and tariffs for water, sewerage and electricity services came into effect from the 1 January 2005. Electricity Accounts...Electricity accounts were due for payment on Monday May 9, 2005. Please pay immediately to avoid a Reminder Notice. Water Accounts...Water accounts have now been issued and are due for payment on Monday 16 May 2005. Bushfire Prevention...Bushfire season ended on 31 March 2005. Now the cooler weather is here, it is a good time to tidy up around your home and back yard to ensure it is ready for next year’s season. Fire Regulations and booklets are on display at the Council office. Fireworks...Fireworks are only allowed to be set off by a pyrotechnician with the appropriate permits. Fines are applicable if not adhered to. Mosquito Control...Residents are reminded to throw away any unwanted containers which hold water – old tyres, drums, place sand in pot plant bases, to seal or cover all openings in rain water tanks and to ensure that roof gutters are not holding water. Wear loose clothing, apply insect repellent that contains DEET (Diethyl Toluamide) and use mosquito coils for outdoor activities. Local Website...Visit your local updated website. New Forums have now been added. Read what’s new and have your say in the Forums at Street Lighting...Is there a street light not working near your home? Please include the exact location (street, house number) when reporting to assist in easy identification for repair. Rubbish Collection...Residents are reminded that there is a limit of one bin per household for weekly rubbish collection. 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. Council Office Closure...Council offices will be closed on Monday May 16, 2005 for Adelaide Cup Public Holiday.

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

Richardson Place PO Box 124, Roxby Downs SA 5725 Ph - 08 8671 0010 Fx - 08 8671 0452 Email - After Hours Emergency Contact Ph - 0418 892 870

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Council is aware that from time to time families may suffer financial hardship, which in turn places pressure on life in general and especially within the home environment. Should this situation occur, residents are urged to contact Council staff as early as possible to discuss alternative arrangements regarding payment options for electricity, water and rates. Your early action will save you the embarrassment of final notices, late payment fees and disconnection notices and at worst, the stress and embarrassment of your electricity being disconnected. Help us to help you. Honour any agreements that you have made with us. That way we both win and conflict and strife is kept to an absolute minimum.

DEVELOPMENT ACT, 1993 MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF ROXBY DOWNS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT Pursuant to Section 38 (5) of the Development Act, 1993 Notice is hereby given that an application comprising a CATEGORY 3 DEVELOPMENT has been lodged with the Council for a development assessment. Details of the application are as follows

Join the board and be part of the plan The current Community Board has called for registrations of interest for positions of community members on the new Community Board. The charter of the new Board will be to oversee the implementation of the Roxby Downs Community Plan. The Board will be supported by a full time executive officer and part time clerical support. What is entailed in being a member of one of these community groups?...If you are genuinely interested in contributing to the community through the Community Board it is suggested you begin by reading the Community Plan summary so you understand the Board structure and its focus. If you would like more detail on the plans they are available in full on or from the front desk of the Roxby Downs Council. If you feel strongly about joining the Board send a registration of interest to the Board’s administrative officer, Margaret Anchor, at the Roxby Downs Council and you will be forwarded a Community Board information package which will include a detailed ex-

planation of what is involved and the process to select the members. Membership on the Board offers considerable satisfaction to those who want to build a stronger community, advance their leadership skills and enjoy working with like minded colleagues. The role, however, comes with responsibilities. The Board is not a talk fest but an action-orientated group with the responsibility to ensure agreed outcomes are delivered to the community. All of this is explained on the information pack. Registrations of interest will close on June 16, with selection being completed by July 14, or sooner. Membership of Forums and Partnerships…Meetings will be called inviting all parties interested in joining a Community Forum and Partnership during June and July. At these meetings the plans and management structure for each of the groups will be discussed and a committee formed. Watch The Monitor and listen to RoxFM for meeting dates.


Expressions of Interest to join the Roxby Downs Community Board






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CERTIFICATE OF TITLE Volume: 5140 Folio: 482 The application may be examined at the Offices of the Council located at Richardson Place, Roxby Downs, during normal business hours and any person who desires to do so may make relevant representations in writing concerning this application to reach the Administrator, PO Box 124 Roxby Downs, South Australia, 5725 no later than 5.00 pm Thursday 26 May 2005.

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Each person making a submission should indicate whether that person wishes to appear personally or be represented by another party before the Council in support of that submission. Please note that, pursuant to Section 38(8) of the Development Act, a copy of each representation recieved will be forwarded to the applicant for a written response. Please direct any queries to Mrs Steffany Woolford at the Council on 8671 0010. Bill Boehm Administrator 12.05.05 THIS IS THE FIRST AND ONLY PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE

Requests can be forwarded by mail, fax or email to Margaret Anchor Community Board Administrative Officer c/o Roxby Downs Council Richardson Place Roxby Downs SA 5725 Fax 8671 0452 Email Allow seven days to receive an information kit.

FREE COMMUNITY CALENDAR May 2005 Australian Breastfeeding Association Phone 8671 0867 May 13 9:30am-11am. Oodnadatta Races & Gymkhana May 14th& 15th 2005 Enquiries Andrew Clarke ph 8670 7806. Australian Breastfeeding Asociation May 25, 9:30am-11am June 2005 Marree Picnic Races & Gymkhana Marree Outback Telecentre June 10, 11, 12 Ph/fax 8675 8222

Glendambo Outback 4x4 Endurance and Field Day June 11, 12 and 13, 2005 Glendambo in the South Australian Outback. Contact Dave Boothey – phone 8672 1097 or 0429 002 158 Email - July 2005 Outback Tourers Rum Run July 2, 2005. Roxby Downs to Glendambo. Ph - 8671 0849.

Oodnadatta Bronco Branding July 16th. Enquiries Tony Williams ph 86707961 November 2005 Woolbalers B&S Glendambo Saturday, November 26 Phone Leah Giles - 0400 858 071 Woolbalers Recovery Glendambo Sunday, November 27 Phone Leah Giles - 0400 858 071

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ding a e R Meg’s lenge Chal WORKSHOP...Photographer Darran Leal leads the Outback HotShots Camera Club in a workshop last month.

Outback Hot Shots focus on Andamooka PHOTOGRAPHY…Outback HotShots Camera Club hosted a twoday photography workshop with Darren Leal over the Anzac weekend in April – Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24. Around 20 local camera enthusiasts enjoyed a Saturday of in-depth information, from the basics to how to shoot great images, with a concentration on digital techniques and equipment. Sunday saw the photographers in Andamooka for an in-the-field workshop illustrating the journey of Andamooka opal from mineshaft to the customer.

Outback HotShots hosts monthly meetings on the first Sunday of every month, from 2pm, at Le Funke Café in Roxby Downs, and regular workshops and field trips. The next meeting of the Outback HotShots Camera Club is on Sunday, June 5. Registered HotShots receive VIP cards from Far North Photographics in Roxby Downs, entitling card-holders to a series of discounts. Find out more about the Outback HotShots by phoning Yvette Mooney – 0409 506 213, or log onto roxbyphotos.

Win double passes to Buddy Holly Unplugged BUDDY UNPLUGGED…Take a step back in time to the era of real rock and roll when ‘Buddy Unplugged – Up Close and Personal’ comes to Roxby Downs this month. Scot Robin, who portrayed the role of Buddy Holly in the smash hit musical ‘Buddy’ has been touring Australia with his own show ‘Buddy’s Back’ for the past 10 years. Now he’s bringing his new show ‘Buddy Unplugged’ to Roxby Downs on Friday, May 27. Join Scot and friends as they share insights into Buddy’s life and how he came to write some of his biggest hits. The Monitor and Scot Robin have three double passes to give away to ‘Buddy Unplugged’ – so you too can experience the music of Buddy Holly up close and personal. Be one of the first three people to phone or email The Monitor with the name of your favourite Buddy Holly classic and you will win a double

Music Corner supporting local music

READING CHALLENGE...Roxby Downs Area School students are currently reading a range of books as part of the Premiers Reading Challenge. Meg’s Book Shop and The Monitor talked to these students about their favourite books at the moment: ‘Countdown’ by Janine M Fraser…Year 1 student Luke Rudiger, 6, enjoys the naughty antics of the little boy in Janine M Fraser’s illustrated reader ‘Countdown’. “The boy does funny, naughty stuff and the mum starts counting down from 10,” Luke told The Monitor. “My mum doesn’t count down for me, but I like the counting in this book,” he said. ‘Selby Snaps’ by Duncan Ball…Year 5 student James Begg, 10, loves the humour and adventure of the ‘Selby’ series, designed especially for pre-teen readers. “Selby Snaps is about a dog called Selby that knows how to write, read and do all the things people can do,” James said. “Selby wasn’t born automatically able to swim like other dogs though. This book fits into lots of categories – mystery, adventure a bit of comedy.” ‘Burning for Revenge’ by John Marsden…Year 10 student Sophie Wissel, 15, is enjoying this latest instalment in John Marsden’s ‘Tomorrow’ series, made famous by the novel ‘Tomorrow – When the War Began’. The novel tells the story of a small group of children who return from camping to discover that Australia has been invaded. ‘Burning for Revenge’ describes the children’s efforts to live amongst the enemy and their efforts to fight against the invaders. “I love these books,” Sophie said.

JAM SESSION...Casual fun for local musicians.

New venue for jam sessions COMMUNITY JAM SESSIONS…The next Roxby Downs community jam session will be hosted by the Roxby Downs Tavern on Sunday, May 15. The casual, social jam sessions are designed to bring local musicians together to share music, play together and network with or learn from other local musicians. The group is currently seeking interest in musicians who would like to perform at a series of ‘blackboard sessions’ to complement the monthly jams. Musicians are invited to submit music for a combined ‘jam sessions’ collection which will then, in turn, be copied for other musicians to share. Jam sessions are held every month, on the Sunday following Market Day, from 1pm to 4pm. Jam sessions are a family-friendly event so bring your musical instrument, your singing voice and your sheet music for an afternoon of music and laughter. Children under 12 will eat free at the Tavern on Sunday, May 15 so bring the kids along while you enjoy the community jam sessions from 1pm to 4pm. Piano’s from

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BUDDY UNPLUGGED...Win double passes to see Buddy Unplugged at Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct this month. pass to this internationally-renowned show. Telephone The Monitor on 8671 2683 or email and leave your name and phone number to win one of three double passes to ‘Buddy Unplugged – Up Close and

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Personal’. Tickets are now available from the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct in Richardson Place, $25 per head. The show opens on Friday, May 27, at 8pm, at the Roxby Downs Auditorium.

Order Your Copy of Harry Potter Number Six NOW. Release date: July 16, 2005 Local call number: 1300 302 715 Fax: (08) 8632 1580 Email: Port Pirie

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1300 853 358 Whyalla – Salisbury Pictures for illustration purposes only ...for up-to-date movie guides every time!

Friday, May 13 – Tuesday, May 17 The Amityville Horror – Rated: MA. Friday & Sunday 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 3pm. Are We There Yet – Rated: PG. Saturday & Sunday 12 noon; Tuesday 8pm. Friday, May 20 – Tuesday, May 24 Sahara – Rated: M . Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship. Friday, Sunday & Tuesday 8pm; Saturday & Sunday 2pm.

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REAL ESTATE property spotlight - Lin Andrews Real Estate

LIN ANDREWS...This Roxby Downs property - 15 Myall St - is ideally suited to the investor looking for a low maintenance investment. Only 10 years young, this spacious four-bedroom family home with walk-in robe and ensuite to master bedrooms, has built-in robes to all other bedrooms, bedrooms two and three are of double size. The home has an open plan living room consisting of kitchen, dining and lounge area. The lounge area has a feature wall, gas heating, ducted evaporative air-conditioning, lino to kitchen and dining area and carpets to living areas and bedrooms - all in very good condition. The home is very well equipped for storage with the laundry including a large built-in cupboard and a linen press to the passage, front and rear yards relatively low maintenance, healthy lawn to the rear yard, small pergola area, small garden shed and single under-cover carport under main roof. Investors, this property has been excellently maintained by executive tenants, long term Company lease until August 2007, currently returning $1368.75 per calendar month with potential to review rental every six months. For more information, contact April Martin at Lin Andrews Real Estate in Roxby Downs phone 8671 2000.

15 MYALL ST...This property is ideally suited to the investor looking for a low maintenance investment.

property spotlight - Raine & Horne

YOU’LL BE SURPRISED 13 Hamilton Court, Roxby Downs – $247,500. OPEN INSPECTION: Sat, May 14 and Sat, May 21 1:30pm to 2:15 pm

4 bedroom home, situated in a quiet court close to school. Spacious lounge with a slow combustion wood heater, neat kitchen including dishwasher, modern bathroom, 2 toilets, evap ducted air conditioning. All season entertaining area with decking, overlooking a large yard with fish pond and water feature. Block size 983m 2.

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

Geoff Chick – 0417 816 738 or OVER 14 YEARS OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Patrick's Place Kadina's Finest Residential Development (situated off Cornwall St, Kadina East)

BLOCKS ARE SELLING NOW... All services underground - power, water, common effluent Bitumen roads and concrete kerbing From only $58,000 Selling agents:

32/30 BURGOYNE ST...This week Raine and Horne presents a beautiful three bedroom villa in Roxby Downs Burgoyne Street for $195,000.

13/A Unit 2 First Street


25/A Palmer Street


MODERN 2 BEDROOM UNIT – Situated in a popular area close to city centre, hospital and schools. This 2 yr old home has modern features throughout including split system reverce cycle air-con, modern kitchen with ample cupboards and gas stove,open space living areas with tiled floor. Three-way bathroom, separate toilet & large vanity area. Both bedrooms have ceiling fans and main with built-ins. The exterior is low maintenance with a fully paved courtyard and a car garage with an electric roller door. ATTENTION RETIREES – This brand new 3 bdrm unit would be ideal for a retired couple. Consisting of an open plan kitchen/dining area, a lounge with split system air con, 3-way bathroom with easy access door to the main bedroom and a neatly tiled laundry. Externally is a carport with roller door, garden shed, low maintenance gardens and good fencing.

162 Ellen Street, Port Pirie

Warmington Bros. First National 6a Graves St, Kadina. Ph 8821 3666

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“Putting you first”

Wayne Lawson

0421 636 338

Phone: (08) 8632 1511 Fax: (08) 8633 0411

Local – Penny Coleman

0418 974 384 8671 0653 0412 050 200 David Murley

RAINE AND HORNE... This week Raine and Horne presents a beautiful three bedroom villa in Roxby Downs Burgoyne Street for $195,000. The main bedroom of the property includes a built in robe and bay windows, a spacious lounge room and two way bathroom with heritage tiling. The kitchen includes pantry and the home has gas heating and ducted evaporative cooling. A stand alone carport and colourbond pergola compliment easy care gardens and the property is currently leased. For more details please phone the friendly team at Raine and Horne – Wayne Lawson 0421 636 338, David Murley 0412 050 200 or local Penny Coleman 0418 974 384.

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

4A Cacatua Close Andamooka, Lot 65 – 34 Axehead 15 Nyaroo –“Investment “Why Rent” when you Road – “Invest Court – opportunity”. could buy this three bedfor your fu“Investment Blue stone fronted room family home. Also ture”. Group of opportunity”. family home. 4 offering large L-shaped 3, 2 bedroom Great location, bdrms, BIR’s toall. lounge large dining, spaunits all on 1 quiet cul-de-sac, Two-way ensuite cious gas kitchen, rangehood and ample cupboards, title. Built-in 4 bedrooms with bathroom to large walk-in pantry. Refrigerated air-conditioning, robes, good size lounge, kitchen and bathroom, BIRs, master with ensuite, 2 living areas, spacious master. Lounge / large family, dining, well equipped double garage with pit and great views. Only leased at approximately $650 per week. Invest now. dining, gas kitchen, ducted air-cond, gas heating, 2 kitchen. Single carport with roller door, pergola. $69,950. Web ID 783265. $450,000. Web ID 783231. garden sheds. $249,950. Web ID 783213. Leased at $260 per week. $239,950. 15 Finniss Street – “Well positioned”. 3 good size bdrms, master with ensuite & WIR, BIR to 1 other, open plan lounge/dining, floating t/floors, kitchen with gas stove, ample cupboards and dishwasher, ducted evap air-cond & split R/C air-cond. Outback style rear verandah with pattern paving, tool shed, f/fenced, salt water pool with spa (solar heated), easy care rear garden. RP $330. $264,950. Web ID 783253.

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5 Anna Court – “Quality home”. 3 bedroom home, BIRs, huge rumpus/study with full length built-in cupboards, lounge/dining, well equipped gas kitchen/ dishwasher, heat/cooling, double garage, pergola/ verandah, single carport, room to park the caravan and extra car, manicured front and rear, fully irrigated gardens. Rent potential $330/week. Good buying at $264,950. Web ID 783282.

6 Coolibah Drive – “Investment with a difference”. Executive family home of 4 bedrooms, master with ensuite, BIRs to all, large formal entrance, formal dining, good sized lounge and family room. Double carport, swimming pool and entertaining area, heating, cooling and 2 Colorbond sheds. Leased at $365/week. $325,000.Web ID 779884.

32/30 Burgoyne Street – “Wow! What a beauty. “Lovely 3 bdrm, BIR’s to main, 2 way bathroom with heritage tiling and linen cupboard, electric kitchen with pantry cupboard, spacious dining / lounge with sliding door. Stand alone carport, Colorbond pergola, tool shed. Easy care gardens $195,000. Web ID 783914.

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FOR SALE CONCRETE Railway Sleepers. 2.5 meters long. $17 each inc GST. Ph 8671 0336. GXL Landcruiser, 2000, diesel, white, electric windows. 85,000 kms. $38,000 0408 855 139. SHIPPING Containers. 20 and 40 foot. From $3,000 each inc GST. At Olympic Dam ph 8671 0336. STAINLESS steel food grade sheets. Approx .55m x .68m, .625m x .625m, .7m x .7m, 2.1m x .45m from $6 per sheet inc GST. 11/97 Ford Courier Dual Cab, Petrol, VIN JCOAAASGHCVK70665, Rego WBK-133. 87,441 kms $4,700 plus GST. 11/97 Ford Courier Dual Cab, Petrol, VIN JCOAAASGHCVK70945, Rego WBK-131, 80,171 kms $5,000 plus GST. WHEELIE Bins, new, 240 litres $55 each plus GST or 2 for $100 plus GST. WOODEN Railway Sleepers, 2.4 metres long, from $15 each incl GST. At Olympic Dam ph 8671 0336 (bh).

Phone Jodie Day 8671 2683

& be part of one of our fortnightly features!

ANGELS of Illumination Aussie Tour…Clairvoyant/Tarot Readings, Spiritual Healing, Drum Wash Healing. Available in Roxby May 21 and 22, 2005. Contact RoseMarie or Richard 0438 2010 58.

PUBLIC NOTICES LEARN TO FLY Roxby Downs Aero Club, phone Ben Hammond 0407 974 002, Jim Spring 0417 867 812 or Phil Goldsworthy 0417 810 494. ROXBY Downs Sporting Car Club Mothers Day Raffle, 1 st prize, Dawn Kroemer, 2nd prize, Phil Bartsch and 3rd prize, Kate Hobbs. ROXBY Second Hand Furniture. Trading Hours Mon – Fri 11.30am-2pm and Sat and Sun 2pm-4pm or, by arrangement by phoning 0428 138 758.

RENTAL ACCOMMODATION ANDAMOOKA, 2 bedroom house, furnished, reverse cycle split-system, unfenced $120 per week. Phone 0429 016 767. THREE bedroom home with pool in Roxby Downs. Long lease available. $350 per week. 0401 715 400.

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

Church Times

Roxby Downs Lutheran Church Sunday 10.30am and Sunday School – 9.30am Roxby Downs Christian Community Church Sunday 10am Andamooka Community Church Sunday 2pm Desert Springs Church Sunday 10.00am at the Roxby Downs TAFE College.

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Tae Kwon Do students learn from the Master

RELAXING…Steven Starke, Charlie Oldfield and Hayley Diment from Roxby Downs at Beltana.

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BELTANA RACES…The Beltana races were held on April 23, 2005. The change to an April date paid off and the track and surrounds were still very dry, with no wind. The weather was perfect for the bar sales by day (30 degrees) and cooled off for the evening entertainment. The general consensus of the approximately 950 who attended was “a great day of racing and a terrific concert put on by John O’Dea, the Toe Sucking Cowgirls and of course, Beccy Cole!” Some results on the day were as follows: Gymkhana - Leading rider Philip Fels. Leading Junior (14 yrs and under) - Kaeli Mengerson. Leading Junior (10 yrs and under) - Chloe Mengerson. Champion Gymkhana horse – ‘Princess’. Race winners - XXXX Gold Flying 1200m - ‘San Sonata’. NRG Flinders Sprint 1000m – ‘Compass Boy’. Prairie Hotel/Beltana Roadhouse sprint 1000m – ‘Henrysees Gold’. Coca Cola Handicap 1200m - ‘Bronze Roulette’. Bundaleer Wines Beltana Cup - ‘Pegasus Crown’. The cup was won well, but there was the smallest possible distance between second ‘Ghareeb’ and third ‘Play Again Sam’ in an exciting finish. Jamie-Lee Oldfield, Outback Race Reporter.

Desert Dirt Kart results DIRT KART…Desert Dirt Kart results from the weekend of April 23-24, 2005. Juniors - first Brayden Gerrity, second Jack Laurence, third Ben Roulstone, fourth Duncan Atkins and fifth Jonty Dear. Organisers thanked the two ‘rookies’ who also raced - Baeley Dear and Benjamin Redjepi. Seniors - first Darren Laurence, second Ashley Eichner, third Peter Fortington, fourth Janelle Walden (Kangaroo Island), fifth Jeff Redjepi and sixth Scott Pinnegar

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TRAINING...Local Tae Kwon Do students Brad Park and Zoe Grigg get some pointers from Master Adrian Hitch during the Roxby Downs club’s weekend grading.

TAE KWON DO… Roxby Downs Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Club held a training and grading weekend in Roxby Downs this month. Visiting Master Adrian Hitch hosted the grading and worked alongside local students in improving and perfecting their skills. Seven students were promoted and received new belts, while several more joined the weekend’s training. Roxby Downs Chung Do Kwan Tae Kwon Do Club meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Roxby Downs Auditorium, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. For more information about Tae Kwon Do, contact Andrew Murdy – ph 8671 1670.

Darts season on target for finals DARTS…Sharp Shooters lead the field in Week 14 of the Roxby Downs Darts League’s summer season. Sharp Shooters have 26 points and 88 games won, ahead of Desert Rats on 24 points and 91 games won, while the Boxers are fighting for a close third with 22 points and 85 games won. The Tavern Warriors trail the field with -4 points and 55 games won. Highest Scores - R Lawson and T Reynolds 260, R Harris, E Asplin, E Napper and C Kelly 140. Highest Pegout - G Baker 154, S Asplin 107, C Kelly 107. 180 Badges - G Cundy, R Lawson x 6, A Lucas x

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WARRIORS...Despite his team trailing in last place, Andy Tyler of the Tavern Warriors still has a smile for the Wednesday night competition.

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VOLLEYROOS...Darren Lowe of Volleyroos takes a smashing return at the net.

Leap into new season VOLLEYBALL…Volleyball Results from the first game of the new season on Monday, May 2, 2005. A Grade - Volleyroos 98 defeated Prophets 61 (B Johnston). Phoenix 103 defeated Benders 57 (G Neilson). B Grade - Block It 97 defeated TBA 71. Tigers 125 defeated EASDC 74. (D Vonthien)

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Tennis grand finals TENNIS…The Roxby Downs Tennis grand final was held on Saturday, April 16. Rafters 11 sets 74 games defeated Hewitts 4 sets 51 games - The Rafters were dominant in the doubles, clean-sweeping the Men’s with John Read and Vic Buza, Shane Thomson and Rick Weston, and Steve Daly and Dave Grifftiths. In the Ladies doubles Sara Weston and Yvonne Buza, and Suzanne Crafter and Julie Greenfield. Although, the Hewitts Ladies hit back in the singles, with wins to Kate LePoidevan, Teresa Hodgetts and Roxanne White, young Thomas Hombsch was the only Mens winner for the Hewitts, as wins to the Rafters Shane Thomson, John Read, Rick Weston, Vic Buza and Steve Daly in the Men’s ensured a victory to the Rafters. Best Players for the season went to Liz Sutherland and Roxanne White who both won seven times during the season without losing, and John Read who was undefeated in five matches in the Mens. After a successful Autumn season, the Roxby Downs Tennis Club will be looking to keep the interest going with a winter competition, interested players should contact Neville Hombsch, Michelle Thomson or Linda Evans. Roger Scholefield, Roxby Downs Tennis Reporter.

SOFTBALL…Roxby Downs Softball swung into a new season at the weekend. In Round 1, Shakers won on a forfeit against Who Cares. Rebels defeated Black Cats 9-6. Highlights of the game included Mark Pranic’s home run in his first game for the Rebels. Strong catching skills made the difference for both sides, with Kerri Stuckey catching Ray Forester out in the fourth innings and Adrian Harris taking another two catches for the Black Cats. An extra two teams have entered the competition – Rebels have two teams now (Rebels 1 and Rebels 2) and a new

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NETBALL…Roxby Downs netball results from the first week of the new season. A Grade - Cruisers 14 drew with Mak Ladies 14 (C Cooper). Gecko Girls 51 defeated Shamrocks 10 (A Shinnick). B Grade - Keeches 30 defeated Blue Jays 25 (R Qualmann). Miners 38 defeated Prime Movers 25 (L McCuish). Mixed - Miners 37 defeated Makrats 13 (G Neilson). All Blacks 44 defeated Spankees 12 (S Trawinski).


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Junior football results JUNIOR FOOTBALL… Roxby Downs Junior Football Association hosted its first round of games for season 2005 on May 7, 2005 Junior Colts Under 12s Bulldogs 3 10 28 def Hawks 2 7 19. Bulldog goals: T Watt 2 and J Elliot 1. Hawks goals: M Bowden 1 and J Hombsh 1. Bulldogs best players: B Johnson, N Hombsch, J Kenny, K Lynch and J Elliot. Hawks best players: B Kelly, J Hombsch, T Schott and M Bowden . Senior Colts Under 15 Dragons 18 7 115 def Razorbacks 6 4 40. Dragons goals: K Zeptner 4, T Cox 3, J Beenham 3, T Paull 2, J Hombsch 3 and N Mcphail 3.

YOUTH SPORTS... Reported by Junior Sports Reporter Toby Sutherland. Razorbacks goals: L Munroe 3, M Barrand 2 and A Warren 1. Dragons best players: T Paull, K Zeptner and N Mcphail. Razorbacks best players: L Munroe, B Spillman and M Barrand.

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Good conditions for golf ROXBY DOWNS GOLF… On Saturday, April 30, the Coates Hire Monthly Medal and Stroke event was held. The large field had a perfect golf day to play in. Robert ‘Tubby’ Gray and Christian McArthur reveled in the conditions both coming in with nett 66. Both these players carded scores well below their handicaps. Christian lost out on the overall winner and Monthly Medal on a countback from Tubby who had a better back nine by .5 of a point. Christian then was declared the AGrade winner for the day. Another golfer with a great score for the day was Craig Nichols who carded a nett 67 to take out the B Grade. The C Grade winner went to David ‘Gibbo’ Gibson with a nett 71. As usual Gibbo had very few putts as did Tony Bidgood both sinking 26 putts. However, Tony had less putts on the back nine and was the Best Putter on the day. The Ladies winner was Di Beveridge with a nett 75. Di had a few problems on the round with the ‘Bush Gobbler’ claiming balls. She had three penalty drops

MIXED WINNERS...Reinhardt Filjoen, Di and Hugh Beveridge, with Christian McArthur took out the mixed division in the weekend’s monthly medals. and one lost ball in that round. Sweepstakes went to Vaughan Petherick with a nett 71, Tony McGauchie with Nett 71 and junior Simon Gray with Nett 72. Simon is now off the Men’s markers and to play to his handicap straight off was a great effort. This young junior will soon reduce his handicap by many more strokes. The ‘Nearest The Pin’ on number 4 proved too hard for the Ladies and the A-Graders. C-Grader Hugh Beveridge made the green and capitalised by sinking the putt for a birdie. B-Grader Tony Bidgood landed on the green for one then pro-

ceeded to three putt. The Long Drive was on number 18. A-Grader Andy Graham won A-Grade with a monster drive making the other drives look short in comparison. B-Grade went to Tony McGauchie, C-Grade to David Gibson and Ladies to Gayle Siersema. The week before, organisers heralded the Cavpower Ambrose day as a huge success last fortnight. More than 60 players took to the tees spread all over the course for the shotgun start. As luck would have it as the hooter was to be blown by the

club the football starter siren went. It was a perfect day for golf and there were some hot scores to go with the good conditions. The overall winning team of John Kerr, Andrew Wellington, Shane Lyons and Beck Schutz had a sizzling 65 off the stick. This team had five birdies on the front nine , three birdies on the back spoilt by 2 bogeys on the back. After bogeying the 11 th hole John Kerr was stirred up and on the next hole, which was the Men’s Long Drive, smashed a drive down the 12th such a long way the rest of the team needed binoculars to see it. You would go that far on your holidays! Don Shields and his team had a nature walk coming across the family of Emus, three chicks and Dad, a Bustard and to Don’s horror a Western Brown Snake. All teams had a fun day. The golf course is starting to look good and the greens have got a good covering of grass and have recovered from near disaster during the summer. The cut on the greens is still being kept at a longer length than normal and this strategy has worked, even though a little slow they are now consistent. Golf reporter, Di Beveridge.

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RETIRING…Kym Clarke played his 100th game with Olympic Dam Football Club against Andamooka Roos on Saturday, May 7. Clarke has played with the club for 13 years and will retire this week following his century game. He is pictured with children Maggie, 8, and Sean, 11, who came to the game on Saturday to cheer on their Dad.

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ROOS…Captain of the Andamooka Roos, Rob Kraack, 28.

MAGPIES…Captain of the Hornridge Magpies, Stewart Gow, 28.

SAINTS…Captain of the Coober Pedy Saints, Darryl Doolan, 23.

MINERS…Captain of the Roxby Miners, Steve Owens, 25.

DEVILS …Captain of the Olympic Dam Devils, Nigel Shinnick, 25.

ANDAMOOKA…Season 2005 will be the fourth year that Rob Kraack, 28, has captained the Andamooka Roos. Kraack jokes that he has two great passions – his fiancé Tamara Jones and football -although neither he nor Tamara are always sure which love comes first once footy season rolls around. “She often wonders which I love more – her or the Roos,” he told The Monitor. “But that’s what the Roos have over other teams – the most passionate supporters and the most vocal on game days. “We’re a close-knit club with a strong support base. “Everybody gets along well with everyone else – on the ground and off the ground. “There’s been lots of changes this year but our youth is still our strength. “We’ve seen a lot of talent out there at training now we just have to work at getting the wins on game days. “We’re a new side again this year but we still want the same thing – it would be nice walk away with another one of those premierships.”

HORNRIDGE…Stewart Gow, 28, will head up the Hornridge Magpies in 2005 as captain for the third year running. “It’s a real privilege to be captain all this time if you think that I’ve only been up here for three years,” he told The Monitor. “This year’s team is heaps different and we’ve picked up some new talent. We’ve got new commitment and new energy and there’s some new sponsors who’ve come on board as well. “We don’t have the same support as some of the bigger teams, but our supporters are just as dedicated, maybe even more so. “We’re looking forward to the new season with Coober Pedy joining the league. Another team should make the competition a bit interesting and keep everyone on their toes. ‘Our aim is to get to the grand finals – then we’ll see where we can go from there.” Hornridge started the season well on April 30, defeating Andamooka in Round 1 before recouping for the bye in Round 2 on May 7, 2005.

COOBER PEDY …Coober Pedy Football Club captain Darryl Doolan, 23, has been playing football for seven years. For five of those years he has been travelling to Alice Springs every weekend of football season to hit the field and play the game he loves. Last week, he donned the Coober Pedy Saints guernsey to lead his team onto the Roxby Downs oval against the Roxby Miners. Saturday was the team’s first game in nine years after rejoining the Woomera and Districts Football League in 2005. “It’s been hard to get the fellows together to travel this far, so really our first game is a warm-up,” Doolan told The Monitor. “We’ve come here, we played the game and now that the team’s seen what they’re up against we’re going to go back and concentrate on our training and our fitness. “We’ve got a young side with a lot of football experience and they’re very keen. Now they’ve seen what it’s all about, they know what to aim for and we’re going to concentrate hard on our training.

ROXBY DOWNS…Steve Owens, 25, has marked his first season as captain of the Roxby Miners with a hard-fought loss against long-time rivals Olympic Dam and a convincing win against new-comers Coober Pedy in the team’s first two games. The two very different outcomes illustrate the team’s extreme internal contrasts in season 2005. “This year, we have four or five senior players who’ve been with the club a long time and we’re going to really rely on them this season to pass on that knowledge to the young guys,” Owens told The Monitor. “We’ve got four or so valuable new players, as young as 14, and even some guys who’ve never played footy before. “But they’re the guys we want to train up to be an essential part of the club in the future. “Right now, I think we’re a good, strong club with a professional committee. “This year, we don’t have the same stand-out superstars but the team is much tighter and we’ve got a stronger sense of teamwork. “We’ve got a lot of people showing up for training and we’ve put in a lot of work leading up to the season.” Owens has played eight years of senior football. This is his second year with the Miners.

OLYMPIC DAM… Nigel Shinnick, 25, “married into the Olympic Dam football family” and has been playing with the Devils for two years now. “I’m really excited and looking forward to working with the Devils as captain this year,” he told The Monitor. “The captaincy is a bit of surprise for me, and certainly an honour. “It’s a very proud, very proactive club – lots of fun activities through the year and the committee and social club do so much for the players, wives and kids. “We took the premiership last year and, honestly, it’d be nice to take another one home again this year. “I’ve learned a lot from last year’s captain Paul Kemp – he was a very good onfield leader and I look forward to having Paul around to help out again this year. “This year’s side is going to be a very young side, with about 10 or 15 guys under the age of 25. “Hopefully, these will be the guys here, in the clubhouse, in 10 years, talking about the premiership they won in 2005.” Shinnick thanked the ODFC and coach ‘Woody’ Turner for the captaincy. “I hope I can do half as a good a job as last year’s captain – it would be great to lead the side to another premiership.”

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Round 1 - Hornridge 9 goals 6 points 60 points defeated Andamooka 6 goals 12 points 48 points in Round 1 on April 30, 2005. Best players Hornridge C Hodgetts, Mark Gow and A Webster. Goal kickers – R Briggs 4 goals, G Gundy 2, A Webster, J Stanyer and M Gow one goal each. Best players Andamooka - W Ivens, S Delahunty and S Hall. Goal kickers – W Ivens 3 goals, S Delahunty, J Gaerth and A Berhard one goal each. Olympic Dam 13 goals 11 points 89 points defeated Roxby Districts 10 goals 9 points 69 points. Best players OD – A Monfries, N Shinnick and M Freeth. Goal kickers – J Lawson 4 goals, M Freeth 3

May 14, Saturday night Woomera Round 3 W&DFL 5.30pm OD vs Coober Pedy 8.00pm Hornridge vs RD BYE - Andamooka May 14, Saturday Roxby Downs Golf Club Open May 14, 15. Round 1 State Titles, Black Rock May 15, Sunday Roxby Downs Golf Club Open May 21, Saturday Round 4 W&DFL 12noon Andamooka vs Coober Pedy 2.20pm OD vs Hornridge BYE - Roxby Districts May 21, Saturday Desert Dirt Kart Club Day Meeting 1.00pm start May 21, Saturday Roxby Downs Golf Club Stableford May 28, Saturday night Woomera Round 5 W&DFL 5.30pm Coober Pedy vs Hornridge 8.00pm RD vs Andamooka BYE - Olympic Dam May 28, Saturday Night Meeting – Roxby Downs Dirt Circuit Club May 28, Saturday Roxby Downs Golf Club Stroke MM June June 4, Saturday Round 6 W&DFL 12noon Hornridge vs Andamooka 2.20pm OD vs RD BYE - Coober Pedy June 4, Saturday Roxby Downs Golf Club 4BBB Combined S/ford June 10, Friday Roxby Downs Golf Club Mock Pro-am 5 Holes Stroke June 11, Saturday night Woomera Round 7 W&DFL 5.30pm Coober Pedy vs RD 8.00pm OD vs Andamooka BYE - Hornridge June 11 & 12, Desert Dirt Kart Club Outback Classic 2 day event Start 1.00pm on 11th June 11 & 12 Roxby Downs Golf Club ELDO

SEASON SO FAR...Above, Coober Pedy crushed in their first game against the Roxby Miners last weekend, left, Roos fall to Hornridge in Round 1, while right, OD gets one up on Roxby Districts in the first game of the season. goals, S Kruger 2 goals, N Shinnick, P Kemp, A Monfries and M Bunnjit one goal each. Best players Roxby Districts – R Prosser, W Jor-

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WARM WELCOME... Olympic Dam Football Club President Pete Lindner welcomes Coober Pedy Football Club president Robin Walker, with Saints players Mark Bell, Jermaine Treloar, Johno Riessen and Darryl Doolan, to the opening of the season on April 30, 2005.

MIXED… Mixed Doubles Division 1 champions Brett McKenzie and Liz Sutherland.

Saints celebrate first game FOOTBALL…Coober Pedy travelled to Roxby Downs for their first game of the season on May 7, 2005 – their first game in the Woomera and Districts Football League for nine years. Their first match-up against the home team proved to be a fiery one, with Roxby Downs the winner on the day. Round 2 - Roxby Districts 29 goals 17 points 191 points defeated Coober Pedy 6 goals 7 points 43 points Best players Roxby Districts - T

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Desfontaines, D Kaminsky and B Chesson. Goal kickers - M Daddow 7 goals, D Taylor 6, D Kaminsky 5, R Prosser 3, B Chesson 2, S Owens, W Parker, J Orr, S Crafter-King, L Baker, T Desfontaines one goal each. Best players for Coober Pedy - J Hoosan, M Bell and P Larkin. Goal kickers - D Doolan 2 goals, D Allan, A Coombs, J Hoosan and P Larkin one goal each Olympic Dam 23 goals 16 points defeated Andamooka 3 goals 1

point. Best players OD - P Kemp, A Howie, A Monfries and C Groom. Goal kickers - S Kruger 7 goals, J Cannon 4, N Burton 3, K Clarke 2, B Hayloton, J Kroll 2, P Kemp, A Monfries, N Shinnick and C Green one goal each. Best players Andamooka - Travis Pycroft, Trent Crisp and Wayde Ivans. Goal kickers - Josh Jefferson, Courtney Phelps and Peter Ross one goal each. Continued Page 23....

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WOMEN… Women’s Division 1 champions, Sarah Weston and Kate Lepoidevin.

MEN… Men’s Division 1 champions Rick Weston and Brett McKenzie.

TENNIS...Roxby Downs Tennis club hosted the ‘Milo Over Tennis Corporate Challenge’ at the weekend. More than 30 people competed in the men’s and women’s, and 32 players in the mixed doubles. “Sponsorship was fantastic, the day was beautiful, everybody had a great time,” event coordinator Michelle Thomson said.. Winners in the Div 1 mixed challenge - Brett MacKenzie and Liz Sutherland, runners-up Darren Lowe and Jutta Schofield. Men’s Div 1 - Brett MacKenzie and Rick Weston, runners-up Shane Thomson and Dave McGuinness. Women’s Div 1 - Sarah Weston and Kate Lepoidevin, runners-up Liz Sutherland and Suzanne Crafter. Mixed Div 2 - Simon James and Cassie Cooper, runners-up Craig Hodgetts and Amanda Crook. Men’s Div 2 - Craig Hodgetts and Chris Schultz, runners-up Steve Daly and Dave Griffiths. Women’s Div 2 - Cassie Cooper and Lisa Graffe, runners-up Regina Qualmann and Sharyn Tanti. Michelle Thomson thanked the committee members who helped organise the event - Tim Reynolds, Amanda Crook, Theressa Hodgetts and Roger Scholfield. Roxby Downs Tennis Club is calling for nominations for a winter season, please contact committee members or email Michelle Thomson

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