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FLY BOYS...Roxby Downs Aero Club enthusiasts, from left, Jim Spring, Phil Goldsworthy, Rob MacMillan and Daryl Wake with new local flight instructor Ben Hammond at Olympic Dam Aerodrome. Mr MacMillan and Mr Wake enjoyed their first introductory flights with the aero club last week.

Aero club back in the air OLYMPIC DAM...The Roxby Downs Aero Club will take to the skies again this week after almost two years of uncertainty. The aero club, originally formed by local flying enthusiasts in 1993, has spent the past two years working to upgrade its facilities and services to meet new, tighter CASA (Civil Aviation and Safety Authority) requirements. These efforts have culminated this week with the local employment of flight instructor Ben Hammond from Forsyth Australia. Mr Hammond’s appointment means that local residents can now learn to fly at Olympic Dam, while pilots can conduct their biennial flight reviews and licence upgradings right her in the Far North. Roxby Downs Aero Club is currently the Far North’s only club of its kind with a complete endorsement from CASA. Already, club coordinators Jim Spring and Phil Goldsworthy have received more than a dozen inquiries into learning to fly, with an open day planned for later this month. The club currently owns two planes - a Cessa 172 and a Piper Arrow. “There’s no better place to learn to fly than out here,” founding aero club member Jim Spring told The Monitor this week. “We’ve got so much space, great conditions and un-

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cluttered skies - and no matter where you want to go in Australia, there’s a landing strip. “People just don’t realise how close everything is when you go by plane. I don’t even own a motor car these days - if I want to go somewhere, I fly. “There is real freedom in flying, and the chance to see our beautiful Australia from the wild blue yonder.” Flight instructor Ben Hammond agreed that local conditions made learning to fly a real pleasure. “You can get maximum value for your money learning at Olympic Dam - there’s no congestions, great conditions, lots of space and no landing charges,” he said. “Just look out your window at the sky - the conditions are almost always perfect.” “This is an interest that can grow into a career or commercial opportunity,” Mr Spring said. “With commitment and time new pilots can one day be commercial aviators and fly for a living.” The Roxby Downs Aero Club will host its ‘learn to fly’ open day at the Olympic Dam Aerodrome on Saturday, May 29, from 10am till 4pm. Meet the instructor, enjoy and introductory flight for just $50, find out more about training or just enjoy a sausage sizzle with some of the region’s local pilots. For more information, contact Ben Hammond - ph 0407 974 002.

BANNED...Roxby Downs radio personality Jay Stringer the Fatman - contemplates his two-month ban from RoxFM. ROXBY DOWNS...RoxFM radio personality The Fatman - better known as Jason Stringer - has been banned from air for a month following an on-air prank call last week. The call to Blockbuster Video, Roxby Downs, contravenes community radio broadcast laws. According to the Australian Broadcasting Association, no person can be broadcast on air on community radio without fore-knowledge. The call also caused sponsorship concerns, as all businesses mentioned on air must pay for the privilege, or it is regarded as free advertising. Community radio station RoxFM has come down hard on The Fatman, star of the station’s highest-rated show. “We weren’t happy to ban Jason it’s a hard call but it’s the one we had to make,” RoxFM station manager Deb Paliska said. “The rules are for everybody and we don’t want to lose our community station over something as silly as a prank call. “We look forward to having him back – he’s an important member of

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RoxFM.” The Fatman’s Top 20 Countdown program will continue, with various guest hosts, until Mr Stringer’s return. “I feel terrible about the ban,” Jason Stringer told The Monitor this week. Obviously at the time I was just having fun on air, none of us considered the consequences. “The last thing any of us wants is to lose our community radio through a breach of the ABA laws. “It’s a real eye-opener for all of us and a reminder that as radio DJs we have laws we need to abide by. “I think the community needs to be aware that we are restricted by tight guidelines, including types and brands of music we can play.” RoxFM community radio station is an important local service, according to Mr Stringer. “As much as I’m disappointed to not be on air, it’s nice to see that the management is serious about how the station is run. “I look forward to making my return to the airwaves in July.”

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GLENDAMBO…More than 20 drivers have nominated to take part in the Glendambo Outback 4x4 Endurance and Field Day to be held on the weekend of June 12 – 14, 2004. Join more than 8000 people who have already checked out more information on www.glendamboout WHYALLA…The award-winning training program ‘Creative Volunteering – No Limits’ will be held in Whyalla during May and June. The course is made up of six self-contained one-day workshops that focus on the day to day and practical challenges that face every community organisation where volunteers do most of the work. More information can be obtained from ROXBY DOWNS…The Roxby Downs Deserts Springs Church and the Cultural Precinct have cooperated to bring controversial film Mel Gibson’s ‘Passion of the Christ’ to Roxby Downs. The movie will film from Friday, May 21, at the Outback Theatre in Roxby Downs. FAR NORTH REGION…Last week was national Pap Smear Week when women throughout the Far North Region were reminded to visit their doctor. As women get older they are less likely to have regular Pap smears. “Many women don’t believe they need to continue to have Pap smears as thy get older,” said Kathy Wooldridge, Roxby Downs Community Health Nurse. “Women should have a Pap smear regularly every two years. Pap smears can save lives - they are an extremely important part of preventive health care for women.” OLYMPIC DAM...The Arid Recovery Reserve is currently preparing for its first-ever endangered species release outside the reserve. A small number of bilbies are being microchipped in preparation for the release - planned for the end of this month if recent aerial baiting results show a reduction in predator numbers. ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs Auskick participants are invited to part of the third annual ‘Camry Crows Balfours Great Footy Pie Night’ on Monday June 7, at ‘The Crows Shed’, Brebner Drive, West Lakes. To register, phone Hayley Przybyla on 8440 6667 and meet the Crows. There is no cost to participants, but they must be registered participant of Roxby Downs Auskick 2004. There will be handball cometitions, sprint races, autograph opportunities and the Camry Crow photo booth on the day.

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Licence extension for RoxFM ROXBY DOWNS. . . RoxFM community radio station received an extension to its temporary broadcasting licence this month. Station manager Deb Paliska, a volunteer, said the extension means RoxFM can continue broadcasting while the application for a full licence is being considered. She said a full licence will mean the station can apply for state grants to help finance operations,

including paying and perhaps employing more staff. “We have been told that we should get that permanent broadcasting licence within the next three months,” she said. “Winning a permanent licence will make a considerable difference to what we can do. “It means we will be eligible for grants from various government departments and get the satellite system, ComradSat.

“This service would supply us with news and live shows from throughout the country and even from throughout the rest of the world. “I have listened to it in Coober Pedy, where it supplies not only news, but also the weather and many other programs. “We could get the service now, while we have a temporary licence, but doing so would be more expensive than when we have a permanent licence.”

Expansion of Andamooka icon under way WINGED VISITOR...Roxby Downs’ recent visiting pelican struts his stuff behind the council offices in Norman Place. Right, Adelaide Zoo research volunteers Trudie Jacques and Tony Lewis were keen to catch a glimpse of the pelican they had tagged in Adelaide, during their visit to the region.

Volunteers meet wayward pelican in Roxby Downs ROXBY DOWNS…A young, wild pelican with a penchant for travel flew more than 600km from Adelaide to Roxby Downs last week in search of water. He spent several days proudly strutting the township’s main streets. Volunteers from Adelaide Zoo, Trudie Jaques and Tony Lewis, said they had tagged the bird on Torrens Island outside Port Adelaide among a colony of the birds 24 weeks ago. “He is very young and seems mighty hungry,” Ms Jacques, a former Bellevue Hill nurse for 18 years, says. “He has been in Roxby Downs for about a week. “We arrived in Roxby to carry out research at the Arid Recovery reserve two weeks ago - the week after we arrived we received several reported sightings of this pelican. “He left the town centre and has settled at the sewerage pond for food and water.” Tony Lewis, of Novar Gardens, a retired supervisor who worked for Mitsubishi for more than 34 years, said they would attempt to capture the wild bird and put him in a pet pack. “We will put him in the back of the Pajero and take him back to Torrens Island,” he said. “It is highly likely this chap has strayed from his parents and their companions in flight while heading to Lake Eyre.” The retirees were able to identify the pelican from

a large yellow cattle eartag carrying an Adelaide Zoo identification number they had clipped onto the bird’s right wing. The two volunteer researchers are presently working at the Arid Recovery Reserve tracking sleepy lizards and bilbies. “At Torrens Island, we tagged more than 400 birds, meaning scientists will now be able to track them for the first time,” Tony said. “However, it is highly unusual to find this young pelican so far from its parents. “We wing-tagged the colony of birds on the island for about 18 months. “It is a lot of work and takes time to complete because we have to be with them when eggs are laid, keeping track of their parents and recording the date they hatch and so on.” Ms Jacques said the wild pelican had only recently fledged and was weak and hungry. “So, we may have a good chance at catching him,” she said. “It is not long since he has learned how to fly.” “There had never been an incident such as this with pelicans, because they have never been tagged. “No one has ever known where they fly from or where particular birds fly to,” Ms Jacques said. “This is the first time anyone has been able to identify where a pelican has come from. “That in itself is most exciting.”

ANDAMOOKA… “We have apThe third stage proval for the of the $250,000 plans from the expansion to the Planning SA, Andamooka but are still Bottle House waiting on enwent ahead regineering cently, with the drawings for casting concrete the front secfor the living tion of the area. building. The living area “It is an ambiwill be about tious program, 13m by 14m by but we have to 10m. do it.” Peter Taubers Ms Duke said and Margot the expansion Duke, who also means the couoperate the ple will be able Andamooka Hoto cater more tel-Motel, said competitively they expected for tourists. the living area to “As time goes be completed MARGOT DUKE...Margot Duke on, it is getting within three and Peter Taubers anticipate the harder and expansion of the Andamooka harder to take months. Ms Duke said Bottle House. people out on the plans include the fields and an underground down opal opal mine and information centre. mines,” she said. “When completed it will mean tour- “We are now facing responsibilities reists will have something to see in lating to public liability are presently Andamooka,” she said. “The expan- closing that aspect of tourism down sion will incorporate videos on opal through exorbitant costs of insurance. mining and cutting, and the history of “We lodged planning applications for the town. the reconstruction two years ago, but “We will have a simulated under- engineering plans have held us up. ground mine so that tourists can get the “I am a great believer in the prospect feeling of what it is like to mine for that things will happen when they are opals. It will include several displays, supposed to happen.” including opals from throughout the Ms Duke has spent most of her life at world, plus an archive of old books. Andamooka. “However, the project completion is Her parents brought her to town when probably at least a couple of years she was young, however, she did “esaway. We really don’t know how much cape” for a while and travelled the the expansion will cost till we know world when she was 18, in 1974. the figures at the end of the day. On Monday, the couple celebrated their “I estimate somewhere between 40th year in Andamooka with coffee $250,000 and $300,000. and cake in the main street.

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WOOMERA...Representatives of eight nations witnessed Woomera’s own ‘big bang’ this month, when five tonnes of explosives were detonated to test the structural safety of a range of security products. A second five tonnes of explosives was detonated at Woomera today, with the focus of the experiment being the testing of explosives storage facilities. During the first blast, about 100 international scientists, defence ordinance experts, military, police, security manufacturers and observers gathered 3km from ground zero as the $2m above-ground trial blasted several buildings, glass and other products. The crowd also included a handful of curious tourists, some with folding directors’ chairs from which they comfortably viewed the event. At the moment of the blast, a mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, explosives and debris spiralled more than 500m. Other security trials have been conducted at Woomera since the early 1980s. The Defence Department tests involved the UK Home Office, the Australian Army, RAAF and both scientists and manufacturers from Singapore, Germany, Canada, The Netherlands, Finland, Holland, the US and the Australian Defence Science and Technology 0rganisation. The blast could be felt 10km away. The buildings and materials being tested for blast tolerence at the Woomera Test Range included steel, Besser bricks, glass and timber. Timed to explode at 10am, the blast was delayed several times because of timing sequence problems and firing circuit failures involving 13 high-speed cameras and the explosion triggering mechanism. The military from several countries strategically placed special sensors around ground zero to measure the affects and impact of the tests. Following the explosion, the buildings and materials within the miniature ‘town’ near the centre of the blast were shattered. Data collected from the explosion will lead to better understanding of the effects of bomb blasts on various security materials. Measurements will include information against the ballistic and explosives influences of possible terrorist attacks. Among those concerned about the increasing need to be aware of terrorist attacks against building materials was Property Council of Australia spokesman Michael Zorbas. He said following September 11, the property industry has become more and more concerned about security. “The physical response of buildings to terrorist attack delivers a focus of its own,” he said. Trial manager Major Keith Parker said that while the detonatation was not as large as previous trials, it was more complex and the first above-ground as opposed to blasts within concrete and sandbagged compounds. The trial director,Group Captain Mike Gaspert, said the site was extensively instrumented with multiple sensors to measure blast pressure.

R O X B Y “They had no DOWNS...A idea how much lucky Roxby they had won, Downs couple though they won $18,000 on knew it could Tattslotto, from a be a helpful ticket bought loamount,” Mr cally. Cloke said. Roxby Downs “Our biggest Newsagency winner so far owner Peter has been more Cloke said the LOTTO LUCK...Peter Cloke than $80,000 couple was ex- displays certificates for Roxby which haptremely excited Downs’many local lotto pened last year. when they came winners. “We get wins into the shop to consistentlty, make their claim. but are disap“They were quite surprised about pointed we have not so far had a their win, despite the fact they knew Division One winner on the Saturthey had won quite a bit of money,” day draw in the town. Mr Cloke says. “I am sure it will happen - it is just “When they arrived and asked a matter of time.” about their tickets they weren’t ex- Mr Cloke said he also invested in actly sure how much they would Tattslotto every week. get, although they knew it would be When there are large wins, the quite a bit. newsagency is presented with a cer“It was a Saturday night Tattslotto tificate from Tattslotto. and the lucky couple had five num- “The certificates indicate the system bers plus the supplementary, the involved, the date and the amount second-highest amount that can be won,” Mr Cloke said. won.”” “We then display the certificate so These latest winners join a series that our customers can see it does of local lucky lotto recipients. pay to have a bit of a Tattslotto flutA previous Roxby Downs winner ter. took home $5000 in Powerball in “There are a series of these certifidivision three after selecting four cates we have displayed on the wall correct numbers plus the Powerball. near the ticket machine.”

Bait warning for pet owners OLYMPIC DAM…Local ecology project Arid Recovery has warned pet-owners in Roxby Downs, Andamooka and Olympic Dam to restrain dogs and cats between local townships following annual aerial baiting. The aerial distribution of 1080 poison baits by Arid Recovery, in partnership with the Department of Environment and Heritage, comes after a recent increase in feral cats and foxes surrounding the reserve. “We have been seeing high numbers of foxes and feral cats around Arid Recovery, and in the Roxby Downs region, in the past three months,” Arid Recovery project officer Jeff Turpin told The Monitor last week. “Cats and foxes have been identified as major threats to our native wildlife including endangered animals found out at Arid Recovery such as the Burrowing Bettong, Greater Bilby, StickNest Rats and Western-Barred Bandicoots. “To reduce the threat to our endangered animals a zone of 20km around the reserve is managed to maintain low feral cat and fox numbers.

The 1080 baits are poisonous to cats and dogs and pet-owners are urged to muzzle or restrain their pets within the baiting zone. “Advertisements have been placed around town and in The Monitor to notify pet-owners,” Mr Turpin said. “Its important that if dog owners want to take their dog into the baiting zone they muzzle their dog and be responsible with their pets. We’ve warned the community not to touch any small, dried meat you may find lying on the ground within baiting zone.” Baits were distributed in a 20km radius of the Arid Recovery fence on May 13, 2004. The baited area encompasses the Olympic Dam mine lease and surrounding pastoral properties, between the Roxby Downs township and Olympic Dam village, excluding the township buffer zone, and on the Andamooka mine lease Baits will not be distributed within 5km of the Andamooka township, 2km of the Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam townships, or within 250m of Olympic Way, Andamooka Rd and the Borefield Rd.



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Vet’s plea for playful puppies ANDAMOOKA… assist children to solve problems and Andamooka Primary School welcomed new this is being introduced. principal Barry Daniell, “Behaviour (social from Coober Pedy, who has been appointed skills) is a core subject. principal for one term. “Through good relaThe Andamooka position has given him fresh tionships, the school is aiming to improve challenges and the chance to meet new peoliteracy and numeracy.” ple. Plans to upgrade the A fire creates a crisis situation where the administration section are currently beworkload suddenly becomes far greater and he ing drawn up with ideas from staff, the approaches this workGoverning Council load one day at a time. and DECS. So far, Mr Daniell says he is enjoying his new Meetings are presently being held to role and has no problems with the workload. decide what will happen. However, he says he has Mr Daniell said the been able to cope very $90,000 fire at well with that situation. The Andamooka Prischool is continuing mary School has 39 stuNEW PRINCIPAL...Barry Daniell to be investigated as dents aged from five to arson. joined the Andamooka Primary The fire on April 26, 13 years, plus a further School this week as principal. 2004, damaged the 10 in the CPC. storeroom, princiThe school has a total of three classes. pal’s office, front of“I take some classes, mostly to support other fice, passageway and part of the library. teachers,” Mr Daniell said. There was extensive smoke damage. “An important part of a principal’s job is spend- The fire has been a great inconvenience to the ing time with staff and students. normal operation of the school, Mr Daniell said. “Good relationships are the key to student and “The secretary’s office, SSOs and the principal’s office are located in the staffroom to make the staff achievement. “Stop! Think! Do! is one program I have used to best of the current situation,” he said.

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dogs than ROXBY DOWNS… they had exSeveral pected. puppies are “This hapbusy makpens quite ing themoften s e l v e s probably heard at the every fortR o x b y night we Downs Vethave someerinary one coming Clinic. in with a litThe veteriter of pupnarian, Dr pies and Andrew asking if we Melvillewill take Smith, says them.” he and the DOG DAYS...Dr Andrew Melville-Smith For examnurses get seeks a home for abandoned puppies. ple, the used to pupclinic last pies making month acso much noise enjoying Smith said. quired 30 puppies. “We do not add a purthemselves. So, they distribute them Presently, there are four chase price, but ask between Roxby Downs, 10-week-old Stafford- those wanting them to be Port Augusta, Whyalla shire-cross-kelpie pup- willing to simply pay our and Cowell. pies in the clinic, plus a service fees - that’s all.” “With the Staffordshiresturdy female four-year- The Staffordshire-cross cross, which we suspect puppies comprise a old Jack Russell. are part kelpie, someone He said the clinic re- playful group of three came in two weeks ago males and a female. houses the animals and and asked if we could doesn’t ask a purchase “Basically, what has find homes for them,” happened is someone price for them. Dr Melville-Smith said. However, the clinic of- didn’t get their dog “They bond very, very fers them at a discounted desexed and the family well with people and rate for the medical serv- knows is they have a lit- generally have very few ter of 10 puppies ,” Dr ices provided. problems, while on the “We do all the normal Melville-Smith said. other hand the Jack things you would expect “This is how we get a lot Russell is full of life,” he of our puppies, because a vet to do with preparsaid. ing a puppy for a good people delay getting “They are very outgoing home,” Dr Melville- their dogs desexed and dogs.” all of a sudden they find themselves with more

WEDDING...Roxby Downs resident Dave and Shelly Wilson (nee Doran) married in the Barossa Valley on Easter Saturday. Pictured with their wedding party, from left, front, Paul McLoughlin , Shelly and Dave Wilson, Bianca Wake, back, Karen McAdam, Chris Wilson, Joelle Wilson and Daryl Wake.

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Passion of the Christ Rated: MA MAY, 2004 Outback Tap and Jazz Concert Saturday, May 29 – from 8pm Roxby Downs Auditorium Learn to fly - Open Day Saturday, May 29 - 10am-4pm Olympic Dam Aerodrome Ph - 0407 974 002

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COUNCIL SNIPPETS Andamooka - learning continues as normal


Works in Progress Surveyors are currently working on the small oval: this work is associated with the new Skate Park development. Repairs and sealing of cracks in bitumen roads within the township - Council urges all motorists to take care in these areas. Weed control and clean up at the Sewer Lagoon. Chlorination and caliberations have been checked at the water supply. All readings to an acceptable standard. Repairs to water mains and valves may cause water to be turned off in some areas for short periods of time – residents will be kept informed through the radio station. Upcoming Works Pump Stations to be cleaned in the next few weeks. Refurbishment of sewer Pump Station C to be performed in the near futre. TV Transmitter Failure SBS television transmitter went off on 9 May at 2pm and was restored to service by 4pm on the same day. Council apologies for the interruption to the service. Electricity Accounts Accounts for 31 March 2004 quarter are now overdue. Reminder Notices have been issued. Please pay by the due date to avoid a late payment fee. 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 Rubbish collection Council wishes to thank all residents for their patience during the last rubbish collection due to delays caused by mechanical problems. Rates Final instalment notices have been posted. If you have not received your account please contact Bronnie Warren on 8671 0010. All outstanding rates for the financial year will be forwarded to our Collection Agency unless a payment arrangement has been organised. Street Lighting Is there a street light not working near your home? Please include the exact location (street, house number) when reporting to assist in easy identification for repair. Opal Road Landfill Opening Hours Tuesdays, 8am to 12 noon, Thursdays 1pm to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm. Out of hours access call 08 8671 1154 Council Office Hours - General Monday to Friday—9am to 5pm Office Closure Council office will be closed on Monday June 14, 2004 – Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday Council snippets is a paid community information service

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

ANDAMOOKA STUDENTS… Work has resumed as normal at Andamooka Primary School where students are back in their own classrooms again, despite a recent fire at the school which caused $90,000 damage to the school’s office and administration building. Below, Kiara Marsland, 5, creates her own artwork in Reception.

DOWN TO THE BONE…Max Sunners, 10, Josh Taubers, 11, Rose Ames, 10, and JohannahCallery, 10, test their measuring skills on the school skeleton.

Skate park waiting on survey results ROXBY DOWNS... Roxby Downs Youth Services and local youth are waiting to confirm the results of a recent survey of the proposed skate park site. The next step in construction is dependent on the survey, before the designer Ashley Watson and engineers can begin construction. “We hope to have those results this week so we can get things moving,” youth services coordinator Sue Penglase told The Monitor this week. “Ashley and the local kids have decided on a final design. So when we get the survey results there will be soil tests and then they can work out the construction details and get it going.”

Parents invited to visit youth centre ROXBY DOWNS... Roxby Downs Youth Services coordinator Sue Penglase has voiced concerns that some local youth are claiming they are attending the youth centre when they are not. Mrs Penglase urged parents to be aware of where there children are at night. She invited local parents to visit the youth centre on Friday evenings, meet the coordinators and inspect the facilities.

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A little cheese, a little wine and a lot of fun at library ROXBY DOWNS...The residents of Roxby Downs can always be relied on to attend any interesting event within the community. Last week, a small crowd rallied for the Roxby Downs Community Library’s latest fundraiser. It was a wine and cheese tasting evening, held beneath the vines alongside the library from 7pm on Friday, May 7. Fundraising occasions the library conducts ensures added funds to provide the community with quality services. “We think the community should enjoy our resources with some help from them sometimes,” Community Library manager Mandy Kerby said. “We also want to raise funds to employ a parttime person for a few hours during the week to help revamp the spinners. The library has the same amount of staff now as when it opened in 1988 when we had a population of only about 300 or 400. “So, we raise funds to help slightly expand the number of people helping out at the library. Mrs Kerby thanked the many volunteers adn local businesses which contributed to the event.

NOTE SWAPPERS...Richard Kerby and Julie Darling, swap notes about the wines they are tasting.

POUR THE WINE...Librarian Denise Simmonds shares out the wine for tasting at the recent wine and cheese evening.

NON-QUAFFER...Jan Kaminski, left, a non-wine drinker, attended the library fundraising function with his wife Chris.

TINY SNIFF...Community Library manager Mandy Kerby, left, and the library’s management board president Sheila Culf, test some of the fundraiser wine.

HAPPY SNAPPERS...No wine for these working women - local newspaper photographers Lindall White of The Monitor and Roxby Downs Sun’s Mel Katzorke at the recent wine and cheese fundraiser evening.

BIRTHDAY GIRL...Myra Kasisi, celebrated her birthday with wine and cheese at the library last week. ROMANTIC TOUCH...Local masseuse Fiona Pillar attended the wine and cheese evening. Page 8 - Thursday, May 20, 2004

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COMEDY CROWD…Rob MacMillan, Nicole McKay, Vivienne Tieu and Sam Nethery at the Roxby Downs showing of the Melbourne Comedy Roadshow last week.

COMEDY CREW…Leanne Houlihan, Karim Gilliland, Claudia Johnstone, with daughter Indi, and Kath Warnock at the 2005 Melbourne Comedy Roadshow in Roxby Downs.

CLUB NIGHT…Shirley Gow, pictured with children’s draw winners Jacob Smith, 4, and Michael Dare, 8, won $305 on treasure chest this month at the Roxby Downs Community Club.

ROADSHOW…Heath Nesbitt and Amy Hale at the Melbourne Comedy Roadshow in Roxby Downs.

LAUGH TIME…Paul and Kay Laurenson were at the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct last week for the Melbourne Comedy Roadshow.

PRECINCT…Chris Dingwall, Desley Roxby, Chris Koning, back, and Jill Koning at the Cultural Precinct. MEMBERS… Rayleen and Robin Passmore at Roxby Downs Club members night.

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PEYTON...Luke and Mandy Nance welcomed the birth of their daughter Peyton on May 1, at Port Augusta Hospital. Peyton weighed 3185g (7lb) and is a brother for Jackson, 3. EILISH...Erin and Kath Warnock of Roxby Downs welcomed the birth of their daughter Eilish on March 31, 2004, at Bunbury in WA. Eilish was 3570g at birth (7lb 13oz) and is a sister for Isaac, 3, and Caleb, 2.

TAP AND JAZZ…Outback Tap and Jazz in Roxby Downs will host its final community performance next weekend. Some of the young local performers who will strut their stuff on the day are, from left, Hannah Warr, Nikki Pedler, Samuel Wilson, Tori McGauchie and Jessica Reid.

A jazzy ending to local dance lessons

AMY ROSE...Robert and Melanie Kemenyvary, of Andamooka, welcomed their daughter Amy Rose, on April 1, 2004, in Adelaide. Amy weighed 3912g (8lb 10oz) is a sister for Robert, 18 months.



ROXBY DOWNS…Outback Tap and Jazz will host its final concert this year on May 29, 2004. Tap and Jazz has been running locally for five years and has 80 students in 2004. Over the past five years more than 200 students, from age 4 to 40 plus, have enjoyed the program. Long-time instructor and dancer Frankie Wilson will hang up her tap shoes this year after five years coordinating the local dance troupe. “I’ve watched a lot of the dancers from when they first started at four from cute little kids to quite com-

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petent dancers. “It’s given some kids in Roxby Downs a whole new interest – especially for those who don’t play conventional sport. “I’ll miss it but it’s time to spend more time with my family.” Frankie and husband Colin have four children together, ranging in age from two to 13. Outback Tap and Jazz will host its final concert on May 29, from 8pm, at the Roxby Downs Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over five – they will be on sale at the door.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS We believe passionately in Independent schooling and the right of parents to exercise choice in education. Independent schools support families from all socio-economic backgrounds.

themselves through parents’ eyes. Try a few of these tips: • tell them you love them everyday – not just because they’ve done something you’re pleased with • let them feel they are special and lovable – show them and tell them • make sure they know you like them as well as love them • invite them to do something enjoyable with you • don’t compare them with others • let them see you’re glad they are who they are • give your time and attention... this shows your love

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JACKSON...Jackson Nance celebrated his third birthday on May 18, 2004.

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JANUARY 29, 2004...Enjoying the family atmosphere at Roxby Downs Australia Day activities, from left, Carlene, Brenton, 4, and Pastor Bruce Kurtzer.


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OCTOBER 9, 2003...105.5 RoxFM volunteers, from left, Jae Grimstone, Kim Teare, Tina Foster, Stephanie Foster, Shane Foster and Deb Paliska, joined the Roxby Downs community in celebrating the station’s nomination for the annual National Volunteer Awards in the station’s first year of operations. AUGUST 28, 2003…Volunteers Darren Chase and Jamie Paech ensured the Baker Observatory was in top working condition for viewing the ‘Opposition of Mars’ which attracted dozens of star gazers to Woomera.

MARCH 25, 2004...Volunteers Bec Fischer and Georgia Arthur were part of a team of volunteers collecting gold coin donations for the inaugural Outback Fringe Festival. APRIL 22, 2004... Long-time Pimba residents Vi and Graham Blatchford turned on to mains power for the first time at Easter after lobbying 12 years for access to general services in the town.

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AUGUST 14, 2003… Roxby Downs Area School Primary Choir soloists, from left, Tiffany Lloyd, Courtney St John, Kimberley Smith and Demi Goldfinch in preparation for the annual Festival of Music in Adelaide.

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Your Community Newspaper OCTOBER 23, 2003...At Roxby Downs Area School and TAFE campus for the official opening of the facility’s $1,800,000 renovations, from left, TAFE campus manager Bob Harvey, school governing council representative Peter Wooldridge, State Member for Giles Lyn Breuer and Federal Member for Grey Barry Wakelin, with school captains Kane Honner, Mikaela Aldenhoven, Natasha Bilka, and principal Jim Michalanney. SEPTEMBER 25, 2003…Ken and Val Lamb, of Olympic Dam, and a team of volunteers raised more than $100,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the annual RFDS auction.

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DECEMBER 18, 2003...More than 30 protestors from the group ‘Nuclear-Free Future’ took the first steps in a ‘peace pilgrimage’ to Japan from Olympic Dam last week.


SEPTEMBER 11, 2003…Roxby Downs Under 8s Auskick footballers celebrate their Father’s Day AFL match-up at AAMI stadium.

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Volunteers in our community

Shane and Tina Foster 105.5 RoxFM LONG-TIME VOLUNTEER...Local SA Ambulance Service volunteer Dawn Kroemer has been dedicating her time for more than 18 years.

Volunteers keep service alive Tania Perkins Andamooka Health Services and SA Ambulance.

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ROXBY DOWNS...Long-term local Dawn Kroemer heads the volunteer South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS) team in Roxby Downs, and has been a member for more than 18 years. She believes it is about time volunteers were recognised for their selfless hours of work - “especially in smaller communities such as ours”. “If it were not for volunteers, there would be no ambulance service in Roxby Downs.” This is National Volunteers Week, during which SA Volunteers’ Day was celebrated on Monday, 17 May. With more than 420,000 South Australians involved in volunteering there are many people to thank for their efforts in making the state a better place in which to work and live. Jennifer Rankine, parliamentary secretary to the Premier, says although the state has the highest level of volunteering per capita in the nation, it is time to thank those who do all the work. The ambulance service in Roxby has a team of 20 volunteers and the frequency of attendance at training sessions depends on their work commitments and availability. There are 13 males and eight female volunteers. “Most of them are shift workers, so that can limit their attendances,” Dawn said. “We also have a couple of volunteers who live out of town and they can only attend when they occasionally come into Roxby Downs. “There is one in Andamooka who has to spend a day in town if she wants to be active within the service and does an afternoon whenever she can. “Our volunteers carry out primary care for accident victims, attend vehicle accidents and look after kids when they fall off bikes. “They also attend to people who suddenly become ill. “They majority of our work is transporting patients from the hospital to the Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft at Olympic Dam airport on

about four occasions a week. “They are then transported to Port Augusta or Adelaide for treatment.” Mrs Kroemer said the volunteers were normal working people rostered to be on standby for any accidents or other incidents that may occur. They are supplied with Government Radio Network pagers that beep to get their attention. “If they are working, some employers allow the volunteers to swiftly head off to the ambulance station when they are urgently needed,” Dawn said. “However, most volunteers are only available when they are not working, because most are employed at the mine, which is 15km away. That distance is too far away for them to help when emergencies occur.” To become an ambulance volunteers applicants must be over 18 years of age, preferably have a driver’s licence and must be interviewed for suitability. After being interviewed, applicants are given a medical test and a police check. They then begin basic training over five or six weekends. The service conducts training at the ambulance station behind the hospital every Tuesday from 7.30pm. The next step is undertaking the Certificate Four Ambulance Studies, which generally takes somewhere between six and 12 months to complete. During the initial study period, volunteers also attend the service as observers and, when partly qualified, can perform ‘second’ duties while working with a fully-qualified person. “Sometimes we go through awkward spots with lower volunteers available when people are ill, on holidays or are out of town,” Mrs Kroemer said. “We don’t attend football matches at the moment, but do attend speedway activities, motorcross, horseracing, gymkhanas and the speedway. “We have run out of volunteers at times, which then increases the workload on those who are available. “Our toughest period is during the festive season, with so many volunteers away.”

FAR NORTH however techREGION...Kangaroo niques such as deaths on local large fencing roads is once a l o n g again a topic of roadways only concern followadds to the ing recent dry problem and conditions. creates barri“Dry times, artiers to these farficial water ranging anisources, nice mals. green football “Take responovals, roads and sibility for kangaroos do your actions not make for a and drive careperfect mix,” fully,” WMC Environ“If you happen mental Scientist to have an acBree Galbraith cident and hit a told The Monikangaroo tor this week. ORPHAN ANIMALS...Gay please take the “The issue of Darling nurses an orphaned f o l l o w i n g excess kangasteps, while reRed Kangaroo. roos in and membering around Roxby your own perDowns is not a new one, nor is it sonal safety. one that should be ignored. “Stop and check the condition of the “The same event occurs most years, animal - if it is dead remove it from when our natural environment deals the road. up month after month of no rain. “If it is female, check for pouch “Large kangaroos, such as the Red young. Kangaroo - Macropus rufus - which “If the animal is, instead, injured, or is the most common species around you find a pouch young, contact the Roxby Downs, depend on green Olympic Dam gatehouse - ph 8671 herbage and water for survival. 8262, or a local Native Animal Net“So when the surrounding land- work carer - ph 8671 0573. scape is dry and turning to dust un- “Pouch young must be kept warm, der their feet, they are attracted to and in a quiet environment. the green and moist township of “Native animal babies need specialRoxby Downs. ised care, and should only be hand“It is important that residents are reared by experienced persons. aware of the situation we are cur- “If you are interested in becoming a rently in and take the required pre- Wildlife Carer, permits and informacautions so as not to injure or kill tion can be obtained through the Nakangaroos on the road. tional Parks and Wildlife Service on “Slow down, keep your eyes open 8204 8700.” and be alert to the side of the road, Local native animal carer Gay Darespecially at dusk and dawn.” ling has raised more than 50 orEnvironmental Staff at Olympic phaned native animals - mostly kanDam are taking management meas- garoos - over the six years she has ures to try and reduce the issue, volunteered locally with NAN.

CFS volunteers nationally recognised The efforts of thousands of SA Country Fire Service volunteers will be celebrated during National Volunteer Week. CFS Chief Officer, Euan Ferguson, said National Volunteer Week is a great opportunity to acknowledge and thank the thousands of South Australians who make significant contributions to the 434 communities across the State. “The commitment these volunteers make to protecting the community is outstanding.” “The CFS has more than 16,000 highly-trained volunteers who respond to emergencies every

minute of every day. They attend incidents such as bushfires, house fires, vehicle accidents, dangerous chemical spills and other emergencies,” Mr Ferguson said. “These volunteers take on other crucial roles other than firefighting such as radio operations, catering, welfare, and planning – every role is important to the functions and delivery of service to the community,” he said. “They make themselves available 24 hours a day and so willingly lend a helping hand to those in need. Without the assist-

ance of these volunteers and their families, employers and other supporters, there would be no fire and emergency service in South Australia,” Mr Ferguson said. During the past 12 months, CFS volunteers have dedicated more than 66,463 hours to the South Australian community to protect against bushfire and other emergencies, and have responded to 6,624 incidents. The CFS Board and CFS staff thank SA Country Fire Service volunteers for their outstanding efforts and a job well done.

Strong support in Andamooka for volunteer service ANDAMOOKA...A new program will soon be introduced through the Andamooka Community Health Service. Service coordinator Tania Perkins, said the muchanticipated community visitor program will kick off within a couple of weeks as a result of strong support from the local community. “In the program we will identify a number of elderly people in the community who live alone,” she said. “There is a handful of such people in Andamooka and we have a strong base of volunteers keen to give something back to the community by spending time with these people. “They have no family and have great difficulty get-

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ting out and about. “So, we will be calling for more volunteers so that we can help them, providing regular visits to their homes. “This will give these older people a much-needed form of social contact.” Ms Perkins said there were a number of people in Andamooka aged from 65 through to their 90s who would appreciate regular visits from caring volunteers. “Quite a few of these people, who are mostly male, are former opal miners and long-time residents of Andamooka,”she said. “They have spent the best years of their lives digging and mining for opals throughout the region

and, of course, are no longer able to do that anymore. “A number of them have lived here for 50 years or more.” Mrs Perkins said the organisation planned to foster the visitor program so that volunteers could take the elderly out for a coffee or a drive to Roxby Downs as an outing. The volunteers would need to become involved in an orientation program before taking an active part in helping the older people. The service is presently conducting meetings and talks to plan the program and its introduction. “Andamooka has always been a great place for volunteering - when the community has a need, our residents rise to the challenge.”

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A VACANCY exists with a local business for a Shop Manager. Duties include customer service, stock ordering, data entry and general shop duties. Applications submitted in writing addressed to: The Manager, PO Box 23, Roxby Downs SA 5725. Applications close May 24, 2004.

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FIFTH wheeler motor-home. 28ft of luxury appointments, full size fridge/ freezer, gas stove/oven and rangehood, microwave, television, bar, radio, awning, 2.9kva generator, rc air conditioner, shower and toilet. Auto F250 4WD 7.3 diesel T-top, 13,000klm, RFDS, UHF & CB radios. Complete - $150,000. Will separate. Ph – 0418 819 158. FOOD grade Stainless Steel 650ml x 650ml. Great as fish boards $4.50 each. Contact 8671 0336. HOLDEN HQ ute. Six cylinder, three speed. New paint and interior. $2800 phone 8671 0551. KAWASAKI KLX650, 2001 model. Approximately 700kms. As new $6500 ono. Phone 8671 0551. PIPER Pathfinder P28-235 1975 TT 3240hrs, Lycoming 6cyl 235hp 760htr prop 660htr, paint 7/10, Interior 7/10, King KA134 audio, KR21 marker, KY92 Com1, KR97a Com2, KR86 adf, KN64 mode c transp, KN64 DME, Narco Nav 11a Nav1, Garmin 100 gps, 4place intercom, JPI 700 egt/cht, strobes, factory corrosion proofed.Night VFR 130kt cruise Beige w/ - brown stripe. $125,000 (No GST) Phone (08) 8595 5261 ah or go to http:// for more info. PUPPIES Great Dane x Bull Mastiff x Blue Heeler. Brown or white with black spots. 6 males. Mother has excellent nature. Make great family pets $100 each. 6 weeks old at May 17, 2004. Phone 0439 801 637. SHIPPING Containers (20ft) $2500 plus GST. Contact 8671 0336.

POSITIONS VACANT DATA ENTRY/STORE CLERK VACANCY (JOB SHARE) Job Summary Responsible for accurate data input of purchase orders and the day to day running of the store. Ability to liaise with all department managers, branches and clients. Skills Required To work in a methodical, efficient and accurate manner with good data entry and typing speed. Have the ability to collate and file paperwork, problem solve and communicate at all levels. Sound knowledge of Word for Windows, Excel and general office procedures. Work Responsibilities • Processing of purchase orders and receipting goods in on SDS Ausminco computer system. • Purchase order queries. • Stock transfers and invoicing. • Freight transfers to jobs. • General filing of store paperwork. • Assist in stock takes. • Relieve other Data Entry/Store Clerk when required (above your minimum hours). Person Specifications The person should have the ability to work on a casual basis, minimum of 20 hours per week, and 24 hours every alternate week (this includes a Saturday). The ability to work under pressure, unsupervised, and in a team environment. Effective and productive communication skills within departments and work colleagues is essential. Equivalent to Year 11 level of education and at least three years office experience. Applications in Office Manager writing to: SDS Ausminco PO Box 249 ROXBY DOWNS SA 5725 or deliver to Gunson Street, OLYMPIC DAM CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2004

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THANK YOU The Roxby Districts Cricket Association wishes to thank the following for their generous support in season 2003/04. Beaurepairs, Roxby Downs Community Club, Roxby Foodland, Tommy Lomman, Roxby Traders – Mitre 10, Roche Mining and Tecsound. THANK YOU to the person who kindly put my keys in my letterbox after I had a “Senior Moment” on Tuesday, May 4.

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LOT 51 Government Road, Andamooka. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, large lounge and large entertaining area. $70,000 negotiable. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653. LOT 57 Government Road, Andamooka. One bedroom home, partially furnished and garage on large block. $34,000 negotiable. Phone Weston Raine and Horne on 8671 0653. Due to ill health, vendor says sell.

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION Theressa Esma Hines and Kim-Sherie Hornhardt has applied to the Licensing Authority for a Restaurant Licence in respect of the premises situated at 12 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs SA 5725 and to be known as Le Funke. The application has been set down for hearing on 18/6/2004 at 9.00am. Any person may object to the application by lodging a notice of objection in the prescribed form with the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner (and serving a copy of the notice on the applicant) at least 7 days before the hearing date (VIZ 10/6/2004). The applicants address for service is: c/- 12 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs SA 5725. Plans relevant to the application may be inspected without fee at the office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, ninth floor east wing, 50 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000. Phone: (08) 8226 8410, Fax: (08) 8226 8512, email: Dated: 11/5/2004 Applicant: Theressa Esma Hines and Kim-Sherie Hornhardt.

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Church Times St Barbara’s Catholic Church Roxby Downs Saturday evening 6pm Sunday morning 9am Andamooka Catholic Church Sunday 11am first and third Sunday of every month St Michael’s Catholic Church Woomera Sunday 5pm all denominations welcome

Roxby Downs Lutheran Church Sunday 10.30am and Sunday School – 9.30am Roxby Downs Christian Community Church Sunday 10am

Andamooka Community Church Sunday 2pm Desert Springs Church Phone Pastor Bruce 0427 663 033 or Gay 8671 0573. Sunday 6.30pm at the Roxby Downs TAFE College.

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• Meet our Instructor • Trial Introductory Flights $50.00 • Sausage Sizzle • Training Information Saturday, May 29 from 10am till 4pm Roxby Downs Aero Club Office Olympic Dam Aerodrome For further information please call: Ben Hammond 0407 974 002, Phil Goldsworthy 0417 810 494 or Jim Spring 0417 867 812

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providing Maternity services among the best in SA Paediatricians a far-reaching service

Dr Hema Irene John

Obstetrics support for local mums ROXBY DOWNS…Dr Hema Irene John – a practising GP of 25 years – brings a wealth of obstetric and gynaecological experience to the Roxby Downs Medical Practice this month. Dr John’s appointment comes in response to the community’s call for a female doctor and long-term plans to reinstate birthing services at Roxby Downs Hospital. While a comprehensive maternity program at the hospital is still a long way off, Dr John’s appointment means the local service is better prepared to service pregnant mothers and emergency deliveries. “There are a lot of problems that women would just prefer to talk to a lady doctor about,” Dr John told The Monitor last week. “But I am also very experienced in emergencies and other medical problems.” Dr John MBBS DGO graduated from Christian Medical College Vellore in 1976, later gaining her diploma in obstetrics and gynaecology in Delhi. She spent almost 10 years as a doctor in the Indian army, performing in a high pressure environment, and later was a vital part of the maternity service in the young and vital community of Brunei. Dr Hema’s husband is an information technology professional currently working in Adelaide, but hoping to gain local employment. The pair has two grown children living in Auckland, New Zealand.

Life continues to boom in Roxby Downs as the community enjoys the reputation of having the highest average birth-rate in South Australia. According to a Bureau of Statistic report in September of 2001-2002, Roxby Downs recorded 21.4 births per thousand population, and the trend shows no sign of slowing as young families continue to be attracted to the prosperity of the region. The newborn focus has prompted Port Augusta Hospital to highlight the advantages of a delivery closer to home and the specialist obstetric and maternity services available to regional families. Community Midwife Cheryl Boles said although the hospital was without a qualified obstetrician for a very short period last year, maternity services at the hospital were among the best in the State. The introduction of obstetrician Dr Nuzhat Zia from England in December last year has only reinstated the hospital’s reputation of service and support for expecting families throughout the region. Combined with the services of local GP Dr Ashleigh Thomas, the hospital recorded 252 births in the 12-months to April this year. Ms Boles said the hospital was aware of the high number of expectant mothers in Roxby Downs and wanted to highlight the excellent maternity facilities at the hospital combined with the support network of specialists available to parents locally. She said the doctors where supported by a fully qualified and experienced team of midwives in a modern well equipped ward., which included two

modern, fully equipped birthing suites with baths, single or double rooms for the post natal stay and a fully equipped specialist nursery. Facilities also included a fully equipped family stay room where partners could share their newborn’s life in a home-style environment. Ms Boles said there were many advantages of delivering a baby closer to home, including the local support network and on-going post-natal services of community midwives and visiting paediatricians. She said Roxby Downs already enjoyed the services of community midwives as well as regular visits from paediatricians Dr Tom Han and Dr Nigel Stewart. “We were without an obstetrician for a very short time .–The shortage of obstetricians was not specific to this region,’’ Ms Boles said. She said the addition of Dr Zia had again boosted births at the hospital and enhanced services to expecting parents. Ms Boles said pregnant mums were able to choose from a variety of shared care alternatives, which enabled patients to choose a combination of care between Roxby Downs community midwives, local GPs and the obstetrician, with visits monitored by a clearly planned pregnancy record. “We will support them with all maternity care – a combination of care,” she said. New parents could also access breastfeeding and on-going post-natal support and advice from community midwives.

Dr Nigel Stewart

Paediatricians Nigel Stewart and Tom Han are no strangers to life on the road. The two doctors head the Northern Regional Paediatric Unit based at the Port Augusta Hospital and regularly take their skills to remote areas of the State. This includes regular clinics at the Roxby Downs Hospital as well as Whyalla, Ceduna, Cooper Pedy, Streaky Bay, Yalata, Port Pirie, Booleroo, Orroroo, Tumby Bay, Port Lincoln and Jamestown. The paediatricians also conduct occasional clinics as far as Copley, Beltana, Leigh Creek and Iga Warta. Dr Stewart said residents could find out when they were visiting these areas from the community midwife or the GP – a referral from the GP was essential. More information can be obtained by telephoning the Northern Regional Paediatric Unit at the Port Augusta Hospital on 8648 5578.

Accommodation for remote families Accommodation is proving a major consideration to expectant mums who travel to nearby regional hospitals to give birth. Although many people choose to stay with family or at caravan parks, Port Augusta Community Midwife Cheryl Boles said the hospital also had a fully equipped home available to families who booked early. Ms Boles said the purpose bought home enabled families from remote areas to stay the few weeks before the due date and the postnatal period after, with costs covered by the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS) . “The premises is covered by PATS, which means they (families) will be fully reimbursed, and its not related to ability to pay,” Ms Boles said. This price excludes a $30 deposit paid at the

ACCOMMODATION...Ob/gyn Dr Nuzhat Zia and community midwife Anne Foale in the family ‘stay-over’ room at Port Augusta Hospital – one of the many accommodation alternatives for visiting families. Dr Zia and the team at Port Augusta are working closely with the Roxby Downs Health Services and Medical Practice to ensure consistency of care throughout the region for expecting mums and newborns. Roxby Downs staff will be in Port Augusta this month for combined midwifery training. time of booking which is not covered by PATS. The two -bedroom home located at the rear of the hospital car park offers families the option to stay close to medical as-

sistance and has double and bunk beds as well as linen and a fully equipped kitchen. Ms Boles said staff at the hospital understood the needs of families

Dr Tom Han

from regional areas, and were happy to offer them support and advice about post natal care and parenting information during their stay

Whyalla Hospital offers complete midwife service The Women’s and Children’s Health Unit at Whyalla Hospital and Health Services offers 24hours-a-day midwifery services. Currently, the birth numbers are approximately 300 per year. Obstetric and level 2 neonatal care is provided constantly. Midwives are rostered 24 hours a day. Breastfeeding support is available by trained midwives. The community midwives offer pre-admission to all women, one-to-one antenatal education, labour ward tours, post-natal visits, breastfeeding support, and phone support six days a week, Monday – Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Phone 8648 8417. The service can also arrange appointments with local Obstetricians. Accommodation guides of Whyalla are available offering various forms of accommodation with a short-term option being hospital, by arrangement, or caravan parks various motels, hostels. Packages can be provided with hospital information and general Whyalla information. Breast pumps can be loaned as well as various videos and books. The Women’s and Children’s Health Unit at Whyalla Hospital and Health Services works closely with other regional health services including Roxby Downs Health Service and Port Augusta Hospital

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• Qualified obstetrician • Modern facilities • Nursery specialists • Post natal and ante-natel education and support • On-site pediatricians • Lactation specialists and breast-feeding support • Family stay room • VBAC • Beautiful, modern, fully equipped birthing suites with baths • Shared care with GPs, community midwives, obstetricians • Single and double rooms available • Continuity of care for your baby

The Port Augusta Hospital delivered 252 beautiful babies in the past 12 months, that number is expected to rise again this year after the introduction of qualified obstetrician, Dr Nuzhat Zia. Thursday, May 20, 2004 - Page 17

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of the week Buddies of the week were announced at the May 14, assembly. R-2 Winner – Kody McCarthy. 3-6 Winner – Chloe Barrand. The following students received achievement awards at the recent R-6 Assembly. Congratulations to these students: Year R-2 Achievement Awards Mrs Zeptner – Ryan McCann, Luke Rudiger, Montana Morgan. Mr Petty – Layton Weston, Mitchell Partington, Troy Darling, Maddison Cordy, Georgia Bridges. Ms Dalgety/Miss Campbell-Colquhoun – Damon Hill, Hayley Siegmann, Kurt Johnstone. Mrs Christall/Mrs Van Laarhoven – Benjamin Redjepi, Brooke Carthew, Nicholas Calligaris. Miss Wastell – Jack Massey, Amy Passmore, Hannah Rigden, Daniel Adamson, Michaela Mooney. Miss Bartsch – Lachlan Arthur, Tom Clarke-Spaeth, Kira Carter. Miss Steele/Mrs Haddock – Alex Burton, Kristine Peters, Cameron Hall-Schofield. Year 3-6 Achievement Awards. Mr Jones – Dylan Smith, Courtney Bedford, Blake Warneke, Michael Williams. Mr Gera – Grace Sires, Shannon Arthur. Miss Arthur – Jessica Holden, Slayde Coombes, Emily Lepinath. Mrs Meyer – James Culf, Victoria Degioia, Whitney Duggan, Daneeka Sonter, Hanna Alsford. Mrs Hoffmann/Mrs Partington – Taylor Bone, Luke Robinson, Sophie Lepinath, Mark Lloyd. Miss Nash – Shauna Franks, Ty Hancock-Inglis, Georgia Shields, Shaylee Hollobone, Wade Doherty. Mr Wyskamp/Mrs Ferenci – Wade Rowley, Brianna Allen, Cameron Stokes. Miss Lister – Sarah Hayball, Rory Richards, Ryan Worby, Justin Rusin. Mr Summerton – Lisa Smith, Amy Sutherland. Special Ed – Tyson Darling.

Term 1 - Swimming Carnival Term 1 Swimming Carnival House Points and Age Swimming Champions: 7/8 yrs - Tyson Hill, Kiaya Johnston. 9 yrs - Callan Haugum, Taylor Lindner. 10 yrs - Jacob Haugum, Jade Morgan. 11/12 yrs - Brandon Sullivan, Dominika Jamnicky. U13 yrs - Conor Morgan, Tara-Jane Hill. U14 yrs - Boro Nedelkovic, Hannah Wilson. U15 yrs - Brad Spillman, Laura Kruger. Open - Spencer Crafter-King, Leah Blackmore. Overall House Points – combined from 3-6 and 7-12 Swimming Carnivals: 1st Eyre 1001 points 2nd Gairdner 915 points 3rd Torrens 797 points th 4 Frome 781 points

May 28

P&F Quiz Night The Oasis Restaurant

May 28

R-6 Assembly

June 1

Early Closure 2.10pm

June 2

Student Free Day

& Da tes to RRemember emember Dates

Upcoming Ev ents Events

Staff Training & Development June 15

Early Closure 2.10pm

June 19

Market Day

June 29

Early Closure 2.10pm

July 2

End of Term 2

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Do you rescue your kids? As parents we sometimes find it difficult to know when to support children or to make a decision between “rescuing” and teaching accountability. The following article by Steve Adams puts an interesting slant on this. You might find it interesting. Pam Pedler R-6 Counsellor

Parents and school discipline Do you rescue your kids? In the old days, I recall that boys were caned for just about anything, girls never seemed to do anything wrong and parents were kept “in the dark about their childrens behaviour. It wasnt a bad system really. I got away with very little at school. I was punished for my indiscretions and, in most cases, my parents never knew. If and when my parents did find out though, it was ‘heaven help me. There was no question asked of the teacher, no challenging of the decision, no blaming of other students and no looking for excuses. My parents delivered additional punishment in customary style. I didnt think it was all that fair to be punished twice, but, there you go, that was the old days. Schools now run discipline policies based on the application of logical consequences in a highly supportive learning environment. Students contribute to the determination of the rules and the consequences and they understand them. They know that positive and negative consequences are based on behaviour which has been witnessed by a responsible person or on the basis of thorough investigation. Most consequences are accepted by all, but some parents get very concerned about ‘Time Out. They see it as a serious consequence. I dont know why. Its really just a new word for an old strategy. Students who misbehave in the yard miss some play (15 minutes per time out). The only real difference now is that parents are informed in writing. Negative consequences like Office Time Out suspensions and exclusions are far more serious sanctions. Parents are also advised of these consequences which are applied because students: · are violent (eg. assaults, fighting, hitting) · act illegally (eg. theft) · threaten good order by acting defiantly, or refusing to accept consequences · harass, bully or threaten · interfere with learning and teaching (chronic interruptions) · show persistent inattention or indifference to work. Parents have demanded that their school informs them of their childrens misdemeanours and schools have responded positively. Most parents appreciate knowing what their children are doing and support the teachers by talking to their children about expected behaviour. This process works well as it unites parents and teachers and provides consistent messages to children. But recently and all too often, teachers have experienced an annoying reaction from some parents which they call ‘rescuing. Its the parent response which says

that ‘my child is not to blame, ‘my child is a scapegoat or ‘its someone elses fault. This response usually results from a childs version of an incident being unconditionally believed by parents. Sometimes the child is clever enough to shift the blame for the behaviour to someone else, and manipulative enough to get their parent to ‘go into bat for them against the ‘baddies. Its an interesting ploy which often works. Sadly, it results in grown-ups taking responsibility for their childrens affairs rather than helping the child wear the consequences of their actions. ‘Rescuers come to school at inconvenient times and demand to talk with teachers. ‘Rescuers hardly ever make an appointment. They employ an ‘attack strategy in which they insinuate that teachers applied consequences unjustly, they abuse teachers for picking on their innocent victim, they demand to know what punishment has been dished out to the children who ‘provoked their child, or they assert that their child is to be exempted from the schools behaviour management code. This approach merely results in the child perceiving that she/he has won the game of pitting parent against teacher. Parents obviously want and need to believe their children, but not at all costs and not without checking the whole story. Teachers want parents to know how their child is behaving in school, and they appreciate parental support in helping children to develop good behaviour. To achieve a positive and united outcome, it s usually enough for children to realise that their parents know that a rule has been broken and that the child has learned from the consequence. I urge parents to support rather than rescue their children. If parents want more information about an incident, simply call the school and ask the question, “Is there more that I need to know about this issue or is it over and done with?” Well get back to you with an answer. If you would prefer to talk, we could make an appointment. Know that in our deliberations, teachers will not retract from applying logical consequences for behaviour. It is part of childrens learning. Teachers accept that kids misbehave and make mistakes. The expectation is that students will learn from the mistake, gain from the experience and develop some responsibility and self-discipline. Sometimes, just sometimes, I think that the old days had something going for them, but then I look at the majority of our current clients and think that our partnership with parents and our current strategies work well. Steve Adams

A message from the Principal

Dear Parents & Friends We are continuing the positive start made this term. At our first assembly on Tuesday 11th May the achievements of students were again recognised. Students were awarded medallions as Swimming Age Champions based on results from the Term 1 Swimming Carnivals. Results of the Swimming Carnival and Age Champions are included elsewhere on these Newsletter pages. Well done to all participants and award winners. Quiz Night – Our Parents and Friends Association will be holding one of their major fundraisers, the ever popular Quiz Night on Friday 28th May. Each year this has been a terrific night of fun and trivia for all who attend. Generally tickets and tables are hard to come by if you leave it too late. The P&F are looking for any donations big or small that can be used as prizes for the night. A note giving greater details has been sent home to all school families last week. To purchase a ticket or table contact Taryn at Desert Décor or Tabatha Frech or the school. Many thanks to Tabatha and the P&F for all of their work so far. It is guaranteed to be a great night. Volunteers – The school is always appreciative of volunteers within the school. Volunteers in our school take on a variety of roles ranging from bus drivers, canteen helpers, camp helpers, sports coaches, classroom assistants to Busy Bee workers. Volunteers are integral to the fabric of a healthy school and contribute to the well being of students. Unfortunately for a school our size we have relatively few parents who help out and those that do, tend to be involved at every opportunity. We desperately need your help in fundraising activities, in the Canteen and helping with the learning programmes in your child’s class. Please contact the President of the P&F Sheila Culf, your child’s teacher or the Front Office to see how you too can help make this a better school for your children. Governing Council Vacancy – We thank Mrs Leanne Setford for her contribution to the Governing Council over the last few years. Unfortunately Leanne has had to resign her position on council due to her family leaving our community. This leaves a vacancy and we call for any interested parents wishing to be involved to register their interest with the school or the Chairperson Mr Lawrence Duggan. This will be a short term position until the AGM elections in March 2005. Service Providers – This week we have had interagency visitors from DECS who support our school in the management of students with specific learning needs – Tricia Richman – Disability Services Coordinator, Maria Allen – Guidance Officer/ Psychologist, Anya Hodgman – Speech Pathologist, James Keating – Hearing Impairment. This team provide excellent services to our school assessing student needs and working closely with our teaching staff, SSO’s and parents to provide quality learning programs and support mechanisms to ensure that students specific learning needs are being met. At the end of last term they played an integral part in assisting our staff to make changes to the operations and structures of the Special Class and are very impressed with the way the changes have been implemented and the impact is has had on student’s learning and success in this class. Well done to all involved. Farewell Mr Roper – We farewelled Mr Michael Roper last Thursday. He and his wife Rebecca have now relocated to Orange, NSW. We have replaced him through existing staff at this stage. Jim Michalanney, Principal.

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RECYCLING…Art students Daniel Perkins, 17, Sarah Perrett, 17, and Kirby Blake, 17, rifle through the pile of newspapers and advertising material donated to the RDAS art department by The Monitor – Your Community Newspaper from its first year of publication.

Students recycling community newspaper The Roxby Downs Area School’s art classes will use old copies of The Monitor published during the past 12 months as works of art. During its first year of production the community newspaper office has collected significant amounts of recyclable materials – excess advertising brochures and pamphlets, all kinds of newspapers and leaflets. “Rather than throw all this paper out, or recycle it the conventional way – we thought it would be great to see it all brought

back to life as artworks or papier maché,” The Monitor’s office manager Mandie Arnold said. “You’ve seen the students’ work in The Monitor - now we’ll be able to see The Monitor in local art students’ work.” RDAS art teacher Dan Bradley said art students often create collages in their art classes and an “obvious tool in this creation” is magazines and newspaper clippings. “Also, the content will be used for up-and-coming assignments in media studies, in which students analyse products of the media.”

Great story writing from young students

Dear Parents and Friends Welcome to another fortnightly newsletter. Firstly some updates on previous fundraisers. The Bulb Express fundraiser raised $622. Thank you to everyone that purchased bulbs, and to Tabatha Frech for organising the fundraiser, and to our three highest fundraisers Dylan Perkins, Aaron Darling an Chloe Allen from RDAS who will all receive a small radio and light-up pen for their wonderful efforts. The Professional Photographers fundraiser held on May 1 and 2 raised approximately $430. Thank you to Avril Luke for organising this fundraiser. Coffee corner at the March Market Day raised $110. Thank you to all parent helpers and Parent and Friend Committee members for your efforts. The Saltbush Clothing Open Day at Liz Sutherland’s house raised $300. Thank you to Liz for organising this and the use of her home. P&F has donated $309 to the school for the Season International Program, which is a grief and counselling program for our students, and $700 for the Boardmaker Program which will assist all children at school with daily organisation skills, spelling accuracy and so many other benefits. There will be no Market Day late May due to the Mothers Day Market being held on May 1. The next Market Day will be held Saturday, June 19, so come down and check out the stall and have a cuppa at coffee corner. Our next P & F General Meeting will be held on the first Wednesday June 2 at 7.30pm, in the school staffroom. Come along and give us your ideas for fundraising. Our Quiz Night will be held Friday, May 28, 2004 at the Oasis Restaurant at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are $10 with a maximum of six people per table. Get in early, and get your tickets at Desert Décor. Thank you to Taryn and Geoff Chick for their time in selling the tickets for us. Please note that there is no BYO drink or food on the night. The bar will be open and a hot and cold supper will be provided by the Oasis Restaurant. There will be great prizes on the night, lucky door prize, lucky seat prize, raffle and an auction. Anyone wishing to donate prizes for the Quiz Night, please contact Tabatha Frech or drop off to the front office at the school. First prize is dinner for six people to the value of $400 at the Oasis Restaurant. Second Prize, vouchers for six people from Coates Machinery Hire for equipment hire. Third prize, still to be determined. Last prize, movie vouchers for six people donated by Tabatha Frech and Annette Jackson. Hope to see you all there for a great night of fun and games, and don’t forget the winning table gets the Gnome of Knowledge for a year. Thank you, Annette Jackson, for the P & F Committee.

Sister Pat’s Five-year-olds Maddison and Georgia are in Mr Petty’s reception class. Maddison and Georgia have been at school for three terms. Every day we write a story and on Wednesday, May 5, the girls wrote some excellent stories… Maddison - I am going to netball and my mum and dad and Matilda and Millicent are going to watch me. I am playing with Phoebe and she’s my friend and we have to throw the ball to each other. When my mum goes to Adelaide my mum is going to buy me a Barbie doll called Madison and it has one ‘d’ in the name and I will play with it all the time and I will put it in my bedroom and I will put it on my dressing table and it will be on the corner. Georgia - I am going to the beach. At the beach I am going swimming then I will build a sand castle. I will decorate it with shells then I will go home then in the morning I will go to Keely’s and Rory’s house. At Keelys home I went in their pool then my mum said it’s time to go home. I play with my doll house then I will go to bed in the morning it’s time for school again.

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Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. T Crum

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

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

COMMERCIAL Vacant land on Tutop Street, opposite Hotel Bottle Dept, 14000sqm approx, zoned District Commercial. $125,000. Investment opportunity, self storage units/sheds on Callana Road, 32 tenancies, gross rent $39,240 p.a. when fully leased, showing excellent returns. $250,000.

RESIDENTIAL 53 Hermit Street – Delightful family home, 4 brm, ensuite, family room, huge outdoor entertaining. $258,000. 52 Pioneer Drive – Attractive home, 3 brm, open plan living, timber flooring, powered shed. $215,000. 20 Finnis Street – Investment property, leased to WMC, approx. $1000/mth, 4 brm, solid timber kitchen. $205,000.

ON COURT...Tough competition in the Roxby Downs seniors netball competition.

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Roxby Downs netball results Wednesday May 12, 2004 A Grade - Mak Ladies 28 defeated Hornridge 18. Rebels A defeated Keeches 30. B Grade - Misfits 30 defeated Shorties 21. Blue Jays 29 defeated Masters 22. C Grade - Ready Mixed Rangers 28 defeated Huneez 14. Prime Mvoers 30 defeated Rebels B 29. Saturday 8 May, 2004 A Grade - D Redbacks 49 defeated Hornridge 28. B Grade - Tangos 44 defeated Sham-

rocks 28. Miners 50 defeated Blues 27. Wednesday May 5, 2004 Hornridge 33 defeated Mak Ladies 28. Misfits 28 defeated Ready Mixed Rangers 26. Blue Jays 29 defeated Keches 23. Rebels B 30 defeated Prime Movers 21. Rebels A 53 defeated Masters 20. Saturday May 1, 2004 A Grade - OD Redbacks 58 defeated Shamrocks 31. B Grade - Blues 75 defeated Shamrocks 18. Tangos 50 defeated Miners 25.

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Strong sponsorship support for Saturday golf There were fine conditions for and Brendon Passmore, 39 off the golf on Saturday May 8, 2004, stick, nett (25.5). Runner-up Hugh when a field of 21 players conand Di Beveridge, 42 off the stick, tested SDS 18-hole Stroke nett (27.75). Monthly Medal and third round On Saturday May 1, 2004, of the Club Championship. David Blackwood and Son sponsored an Gibson won the day with a fine 18-hole Stableford event. The winnett 68 after a count back from ter conditions were ideal for Tony Tony Holbrook. SDSs Aaron Holbrook who achieved his seaMorrish presented the prizes to sons goal of shooting below 80. the winners of the day. GOLF WINNERS…SDS’s Aaron Morrish Tony had 48 Stableford points Full Results - Overall Winner: presented prizes to winners of the weekend which was a 79 gross and 60 nett! David Gibson, nett (68). A Grade golf – Di Beveridge, Hugh Beveridge, Tony He also took out the nearest the pin Winner: Scott Bray, nett (75) afon number 13. Two other golfers ter a three way count back from Holbrook, Rheinhart Vilijoen, David Gibson scored over 40 points on the day Nick Teare & John Kerr. B Grade and Andrew Wellington. Don Shields had 41 points as did Winner: Tony Holbrook, nett Brenton Waye. (68). C Grade Winner: Hugh Beveridge, nett (71). Ladies Win- Overall Winner Tony Holbrook 48 points; Division II winner ner: Di Beveridge, nett (73). Sweepstakes Winners: Andrew Brenton Wayne 41 points, runner-up David Gibson 40 points; Wellington, nett (69) and Rheinhardt Viltoen, nett (72). third Trevor Ellice 38 points; NAGA John Trewartha; long drive Novelties - Longest Drive: B Grade - Tony Holbrook; C Grade Mark Dillon and nearest to pin Di Beveridge. - Yogi Secker. NTP: A Grade - Scott Bray; B Grade - Tony Division I winner Don Shields 41 points; runners-up Bernie Holbrook; C Grade - Hugh Beveridge. Best Putter; Rheinhardt Reid and Gayle Siersema 36 points; third Neville Petherick 35 Viljoen with (26 putts). points; NAGA Rheinhart Viljoen; longest drive Gayle Siersema Sunday was a 9-hole two-person Ambrose. Winning pair Robin and nearest to pin Tony Holbrook.

Roxby Downs basketballers having a ‘devil’ of a time May 13, 2004 A Grade Women - Devils 47 (N Edmonds 14) defeated Bulls 27 (L Girdham 10). Little Devils 27 (A Elson, B Petherick 6) defeated Eagles 22 (L Sutherland 7). B Grade Women - SSA Cougars 43 (T Hill 18) defeated Eagles2 31 (L Reid 11). Jets 35 (D Zanker 26) defeated Devils2 20 (J Walford 8). Eagles1 32 (T Arthur, S Dadleh 8) defeated Devils 28 (A Lamb 14). Wanderers 44 (K Mc Paul, M Kiely 16) defeated Bulls 40 (M Crawford, J Brind 10). May 11, 2004 C Grade Women Tandales/Jets 41 (A Freeth 14) defeated Spectres/Devils 18 (K

McAdam 6). Cougars 26 (R Sheppard 14) defeated Chocies 14 (R Richards, A Harvey 6). B Grade Men - Jets 60 (J Drefke 16) defeated Chocies 32 (J Bryant 8). Magpies won on forfeit to OD Devils. A Grade Men - Bulls 43 (K Williams 16) drew with Magpies 43 (D Gerrity 10). Chocies 56 (D Taylor 16) defeated Bradken Bears 31 (T


Roberts 12). May 4, 2004 C Grade Women Tandales/Jets 24 (L Edgecumbe 12) defeated Chocie Eagles 21 (T Allen 7). Cougars 23 (S Woodall 8) defeated Spectres/Devils 18 (K McAdam 14). B Grade Men - Bulls 56 (Jay Orr 14) defeated OD Devils 39 (T Roberts 19). Jets 70 (B Chesson 16) defeated Magpies 32

(B Stanton 10). A Grade Men - Jets 38 (B Hansford 17) defeated Magpies 23 (S Gollan 12). Bulls 51 (K Williams 21) defeated Chocie Soldiers 43 (J Read, V Buza 17), (B Dadleh 12). May 6, 2004 A Grade Women - Bulls 82 (L Girdham 33) defeated Chocie Eagles 16 (S Dadleh 8). Devils 43 (N Darling 16) defeated

Eagles 30 (L Sutherland 12). B Grade Women - Eagles 25 (T Olsen 7) drew with Devils2 25 (J Coombes 8). Eagles2 36 (J Kelly 10) defeated Bulls 19 (J Brind 7). Devils 45 (B Fisher 12) defeated Wanderers 21 (K McPaul 12). SSA Cougars 41 (T Hill 19) defeated Jets 25 (L Hooper 8).

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FOR SALE 4 Coolibah Drive – “Spacious and imposing excutive family home”. 4 large bdrms, WIR and BIR’s, 2 bathrooms, separate entry with cloak room. Large lounge with leadlight windows, dine, large family room & rumpus, galley style kitchen with gas bench top & other features, quality carpet and feature tiling, ducted r/c aircon. Dble enclosed carport UMR with electric r/doors, dble garage with roller-doors and rear workshop, large rear verandah, roller shutters, landscaped gardens and heaps more. Quality buying. Over $325,000. 8 Emeroo Court – “Neat & appealing”. Great 3 bedroom family home with BIR’s, large lounge with gas heater, beautiful Blackwood kitchen. Rear verandah and pergola. Dble power garage, auto irrigation. $214,950. Leased at $280 per week. 2A Emeroo Court – “Perfect example of good taste and quality”. Brick 3 bdrm family home, his/hers WIR’s + BIR’s to other 2 bdrms, American oak kitchen with pantry. Ducted evap cooling, gas heating, dble c/port UMR, good size pergola, inground saltwater pool, lovely landscaped gardens, 3 sheds and much more. $279,950. 3 Gregory Street – “Well located family home”. 3 large bdrms with BIR’s, large lounge, dine, study (or fourth bedroom), heat/ cool, front and rear verandahs, good sized paved pergola, carport, two driveways, cubby house and sand pit and easy care gardens. $198,950. Rent potential $300/week. 1 Grevillea Close – “Class and style”. Magnificent decor in this spacious 3br home. BIR’s to all, kitchen includes stainless steel d/ washer & pantry. Duct. evap cooling + ceiling fans + gas heating. Timber venetian blinds t/out, Solarhart HWS, lge o/door entertaining area and pergola. Offers over $220,000. 25 Hermit Street – “A fine offering for your investment portfolio”. Well located family home of 4 brms, BIR’s to 3. Spacious lounge/dining, practical kitchen with gas cooker, rangehood, dishwasher and b/fast bar. Cooling and heating, front/rear verandahs, large paved pergola, I.G. pool, Colorbond shed. Vendor requires rent back. Offers over $230,000. 17 Mulgaria Crescent – “Great value”. Family home of 3 bedrooms, all with built-in robes, large bay window lounge, practical gas kitchen with rangehood, large rumpus room, ducted evaporative cooling, gas heating, new 6m x 6m gabled pergola. Offers over $180,000. 4 Nyaroo Court – “Large house, great price”. Four large bdrms. BIR’s to all. Large family/games area, lounge, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen with walk-in pantry, dining, tool shed, dble carport, two entertaining areas on large lot. Offers around $200,000. Leased at $300 per week. 75 Stuart Road – “Spacious three bedroom with BIR’s”. Gas kitchen, heating and cooling, pergola and large double garage plus colour bond shed, large rear verandah. $197,500. Rent potential $275-$290 per week. 93 Stuart Road – “This won’t last!!”. Family home with 3 goodsized bdrms, all with BIR’s. Lounge, chef’s kitchen, heat/cool, large carport (parking x 4) huge rear paved entertaining area, large pergola including pool table and bar, 40x20c/b garage with lean-to. Easy care gardens with excellent retaining walls and heaps more $254,950. 18 Wangianna Street – “Appealing in every sense”. Beautifully presented 4 bdrm family home offers BIR’s, ensuite to master, good size lounge, family room, magnificent kitchen with range hood plus WI pantry. Ducted air cond., 2 gas space heaters, fabulous outdoor entertain areas inc. f/fenced and paved swimming pool with shade sail. Enclosed “outback” style verandah, BI gas BBQ, carport UMR + undercover parking for 2 more. $264,950. 6 Wirrda Street – “Well cared for four bedroom family home”. WIR to master, BIR’s to others. Study, large lounge, well equipped kitchen, heat/cool, carport, large toolshed, good entertaining area and good size rear yard. $225,000-$235,000. Rent potential $300 plus/week.

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Coaches set sights on new goal

SPORT STUDY…It was serious business for these aspiring local coaches last week when they began the six-week course that will see them receive SANFL Level 1 national coaching accreditation.

Local pool player shoots for success EIGHT-BALL…Runner-up Peter Taubers congratulations Erik Hansen who took out the Tavern’s $1000 eight-ball competition at the weekend. More than 30 people competed for the winner-takes-all cash prize on Sunday, May 16. The Roxby Downs Tavern plans to host a similar event in the near future.

COACH TALK…SANFL regional development coordinator Shane Grimm addresses local coaching workshop participants. Roxby Downs hosted a Level 1 SANFL coaches national accreditation workshop on Friday, May 7. A total of 10 local adults undertook the workshop, and will complete a six-week course in hopes of joining the seven accredited locals who completed the same course in 2003. “This course formally recognises and develops the skills these people are already developing with their involvement in Roxby Downs junior football,”Auskick coordinator and local coach Shane Thomson told The Monitor. “The high-level of involvement reinforces the community’s commitment to providing consistent, quality coaching for junior football girls and boys. “We currently have 145 registered participants for Auskick – the most we’ve ever had yet.”

Volleyball results Monday May 10, 2004 A Grade - Volleyroos 109 defeated Easy Beats 52. Prophets of Onan 95 defeated Benders 67. B Grade - Pink Eyes 120 defeated Chalkies 85. Salmon Haters 91 defeated Benders 67. Monday May 3, 2004 A Grade - Prophets of Onan 98 defeated Easy Beats 69. Volleyroos 91 defeated All Blacks 69. B Grade - Fitchy’s Follys 121 defeated Chalkies 76. Pink Eyes 86 defeated Block it 95.

Hockey season hits off at Roxby Friday May 7, 2004 Juniors - Poison (Blue) 3 defeated Medicos (Green) 0. Redbacks (Red) 7 defeated Mavricks (White) 0. B Grade - Wo-Man’s 11 defeated Medicos 1. Mavricks 3 defeated Redbacks 2. A Grade - Medicos 9 defeated Grads 2. Redbacks 13 defeated Mavricks 7. Friday May 14, 2004 Juniors - Redbacks 3 defeated Poison 2. Medicos 8 defeated Mavricks 2. B Grade - Wo-mans 6 defeated Redbacks 1. Medicos 3 defeated Mavricks 2. A Grade - Redbacks 8 defeated Grads 6. Medicos 6 defeated Mavricks 5.

SHORT CORNER...Redbacks line up for a penalty corner in last week’s game.

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Local Auskick numbers the highest yet Proudly sponsored by the Woomera and Districts Football League

May May 22, 2004 Round Four – Football 12.00 noon – Hornridge v Roxby Districts 2.20pm – OD v Andamooka May 29, 2004 Dirt Circuit – Twilight Meeting

ON THE BALL...Jack Hudson takes control of the ball at Auskick last week.

May 30, 2004 Round 5 – Football 12.00 noon – Olympic Dam v Hornridge 2.20pm – Roxby v Andamooka

June June 5, 2004 Round Six – Football 12.00 noon – Hornridge v Andamooka 2.20pm – OD v Roxby Districts

ABOVE...Ben Sires is one of the more than 145 Auskick participants at Roxby Downs this year. This everincreasing number marks Roxby Downs, once again, as the largest rural Auskick centre in SA.

June 12 to June 14, 2004 Outback 4x4 Endurance and Field Day Glendambo Outback Resort

RIGHT...Mathew Wilson fights for a kick during the latest round of Auskick games at Roxby Downs last week.

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COOBER PEDY...Coober Pedy footballers are already training in anticipation of next year’s inclusion in the Woomeran and Districts Football League.

Coober Pedy to join local league After more than a year of negotiations, Coober Pedy Football Club will join the Woomera and Districts Football Club in 2005. Coober Pedy’s youngest Auskick players have already enjoyed their first round of competition last week in preparation for an upcoming nine-aside competition in Roxby Downs in June. In fact, the young players proved so enthusiastic coordinators extended the first game to five quarters last week. “The Coober Pedy Football Club Inc. voted last week to accept an offer from Woomera and Districts Football Club to join the league,” player and treas-

urer Mark Bell told The Monitor. “The feeling is excellent amongst the juniors, but the seniors are a bit disappointing so far – although we’re confident we’ll have a team to field next year. “We’re in discussions with clubs around the state to play up here on their bye weekend, get the town interested - have a game on our oval and give the boys something to play for.” “We had a lot of interest last year from the community, but the process has been very long,” secretary Chris Butler said. “Now we can build up the team and the support with our eyes on next season.”

Roxby to host 9-a-side Auskick round robin Roxby Downs Auskick will host a nine-a-side competition for junior competitors from as far north as Coober Pedy on June 27, with the support of the Roxby Downs District Sporting Club. For many young Coober Pedy footballers, this will be their first chance to compete against other young players from outside their own fledgling centre. Auskick coaches in Coober Pedy and Roxby Downs welcomed the competition as a great opportunity to promote the sport in Far North South Australia. Registrations will be available, soon, from the Roxby Downs Auskick coordinators.

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Round 3, May 8, 2004. Roxby Districts 12 goals 14 points 86 points defeated Olympic Dam 12 goals 8 points 80 point. Best players for Roxby 1st S Owens 2nd C Oldfield 3rd M Young 4 th B Chesson. Goal kickers for Roxby M Oldfield 4 goals, D Haines, M Cloke, T Desfontanes, C Oldfield, R Keller, M Daddow, S Owens and M Geister all 1 goal each. OD best players 1 st A Balnaves, 2nd P Kemp 3rd F Lopez, 4th N Shinnick Goal kickers N Shinnick 4 goals, W Feltus 3 goals, M Blackwood, T Lange 2 goals each, P Kemp 1 goal. Andamooka 20 goals 20 goals 13 points 133 points defeated Hornridge 4 goals 4 points 28 points Best players for Andamooka 1 st B Kotzur, 2nd J Sullivan, 3rd K Williams 4 th A McCulloch. Goal kickers for Andamooka 7 goals, A McCoulloch 6 goals C Phelps , J Perkins 2 goals each M Lukick, Mtushy, S Hall all 1 goal each. Best players for Hornridge 1st

C Humpreys 2nd S Gow 3rd J Liota 4th A Webster. Goal kickers for Hornridge D Hann, S Gow, M Gow J Perkins all 1 goal. Junior football results Colts Under 12s - Bulldogs 4 goals 2 points 26 points defeated Hawks 3 goals 7 points 25 points. Best players for Bulldogs K Gwin, T Devine, D Ironside, Ben Sullivan, J Hombsch Goal kickers for Bulldogs J Hombsch 3 goals Brandon Sullivan 1 goal Best players for Hawks C Lynch, B Johnson, W Rowley, J Bowden J Langdon. Goal kickers for Hawks B Johnson, S Wilson A Wissel all 1 goal. Under 16s - Razorbacks 9 goals defeated Dragons 3 goals. Best players for Razorbacks S Ferenci, C Buran, R Paxton, R Lynch, N Fernandez. Goal kickers for Razorbacks J Orr, T Cox 3 goals, S Ferenci, A Bates, J Bowden all 1 goal. Best players for Dragons K Zeptner, J Callery, B Haliman, S Crafter King D Ironsid. Goal kickers for Dragons J Hombsch 2 goals, B Spillman.

July 10, 2004 Oodnadatta Bronco Branding July 10, 2004 Round Ten – Football 12.00 noon – Hornridge v Roxby Districts 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Andamooka July 14, 2004 Darts League Woomera challenge to be held in Roxby Downs from 7.30pm July 17, 2004 Round Eleven – Football 12.00 noon – Olympic Dam v Hornridge 2.20pm – Roxby Districts v Andamooka July 24, 2004 Dirt Circuit - Day Meeting July 24, 2004 Round Twelve – Football 12.00 noon – Hornridge v Andamooka 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Roxby Districts

June 13, 2004 Dirt Circuit Teams Meeting at July 31, 2004 Arno Bay Round Thirteen – Football 12.00 noon – Olympic Dam v June 15 and 16, 2004 Andamooka Marree Races 2.20pm – Hornridge v Roxby June 19, 2004 Districts Round Seven – Football August 12.00 noon – Olympic Dam v Andamooka August 7, 2004 2.20pm – Hornridge v Roxby Round Fourteen – Football June 26, 2004 Dirt Circuit - Day Meeting June 26, 2004 Round Eight – Football 12.00 noon – Roxby Districts v Andamooka 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Hornridge

12 noon – Roxby Downs v Andamooka 2.20pm – Olympic Dam v Hornridge August 15, 2004 Round Fifteen – Football 12 noon – Olympic Dam v Roxby Districts 2.20pm – Hornridge v Andamooka

June 27, 2004 Auskick 9-a-side competition August 21, 2004 Coober Pedy & W&DFL teams Preliminary Final – Football 2.00pm – Team 2 v Team 3


August 21, 2004 RFDS Golf Day

July 3, 2004 Marree Camel Cup July 3, 2004 Round Nine – Football at Woomera 5.30pm – Hornridge v Andamooka 8.00pm – Olympic Dam v Roxby Districts

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

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Roxby riders tearing up the track

JUNIOR RIDERS...Roxby Downs Motorcross Club boasted a strong field of junior riders at its recent inaugural club day. Roxby Desert Motorcross Club held its first-ever Club Day on Sunday, May 9. The day was a great success with approximately 30 riders in attendance. “Although this was a good turn out for this event we know that there are a lot more bikes in the Roxby Downs district that could have been there especially in the junior sector of the club,” club president Mel Vanzati told The Monitor last week. “The facilities at the club are improving all the time and rider safety is a major issue for our club and we would like to see more riders join the club and ride in a safe environment where they can do so without damaging the environment and harming themselves or others. “We had several lady riders on the day which was great to see. “If there are any ladies out there with bikes that would like to give these ladies a run for their money come along on the May 30 and give it a try.

“Thankfully there were no major injuries on the day, just the usual bruises and the day-after stiffness that comes with it. “Karen McPaul put in a great day’s riding after not having ridden for quite some years and it was great to see her giving it her best shot.” There were four races in total on the day, with an all-comers competition to end the day. Pee Wee Class: 1st place Jarrod Katzorke, 2nd Place Corey Brown, 3rd Place Amy McPaul 65cc Class: 1st Place Rory Richards, 2nd Place Joel Vanzati, 3rd Place Mitchell Blackie 85cc: 1st Place Rhys Lukich/Josh Elliot, 2nd Place Jarrod Daw, 3rd Place Sara May Open Class: 1st Place Jason Lukich, 2nd Place Steve Garwood, 3rd Place Robert Trice All-comers: 1st Place Jason Lukich, 2nd Place Robert Trice, 3rd Place Steve Garwood. The ‘wooden spoon’ went to Derek Alves.

FIRST PLACE-GETTER...Nine-year-old LOCAL RIDER...Sarah May took third place Rory Richards took first place in teh in the 85cc class during Roxby Down 65cc class at the Motorcross Club Day. Motorcross Club’s recent racing.

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