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Photos courtesy of Oldfield Family - Andamooka Station Inset: A herd of cattle mill around an ever diminishing supply of water. Above: A victim of the drought, a long-dry dam on Andamooka Station. Written by Stuart Deed The impact of the drought affecting The story is a familiar one for all “Every year we manage for drought relief,” he said. “The problem is that when it comes most of Australia is being felt very of the station owners and managers and if it rains we treat it as a bonus Compounding the situation is that time to re-stock supply and demand keenly by pastoralists in our region, within our region, including the owner but this drought is exceptional – we’re the rainfall in recent years has been in kick in and prices go up, so we end up including the manager of Australia’s managers of Billa Kalina and Clayton going into our seventh year without small portions. paying more than what we were able to largest station. Stations, Col Greenfield and Shane good rain,” he said. “We keep getting small rains which sell for,” he said. “It’s tough – the drought is affect- add up over the year but the water However, Mr Greenfield said he was On a good year, Anna Creek Station Oldfield respectively. – managed by Randall Crozier – will For Shane Oldfield, the prolonged ing the whole country but because of evaporates very quickly and doesn’t hopeful of summer rains. hold a total of approximately 16,000 drought has forced him to be very where we live we’re the first to go into fill our dams, so what might look like “Our one advantage out here is that cattle. careful with his decision making. drought and we’ll be the last to come an average year of rainfall can actually rains can come anytime. It’s possible be well below,” he said. Mr Crozier said another 540 cattle “We’ve all been here for generations out of it. that during summer we might have a would be transported to Helen Springs and it is all about following the basics Like Mr Oldfield and Mr Crozier, storm fill up our dams. That’s the one “We’ve just got to be optimistic,” he in the Northern Territory, leaving less and using what we’ve learned and been said. “We’re battling but we’re holding Mr Greenfield is also running only a bit of hope for us.” than 2,000 cattle on the six million acre taught about farming in this region.” fraction of the stock his property can “The last time we had significant our own.” property. “There will be very few cattle “But it has paid off because the stock Recent rains have relieved some hold in good times. summer rains was 1997 and by the law here pretty soon,” Mr Crozier said. we’ve got are holding strong and should pressure from local pastoralists, includ“We’re down to one third of our of averages we’re hoping for some rain,” “It’s very dry out here at the moment be able to survive for the next two or ing Col Greenfield. normal carrying capacity and we’ve got he said. because we haven’t had any decent rain three months. After that it will be in None of the pastoralists who spoke “We had 12mm of rain last week so stock away on agistment (where other since July last year.” the lap of the gods.” there are puddles and some green pick pastoralists look after the stock).” to The Monitor held any illusions about “We’ve not had much in the way of “We cut our stock back to just our out there but it’s on the knife edge. If “Unfortunately that costs money the difficulty of farming in this dry summer rain on the property for the breeders and overall we’re down to we get another 10 -15mm we’ll have and we can’t keep doing it forever and region, especially Col Greenfield. last five years which means we have to about one third of our normal num- enough water for the next six to eight when the time comes we’ll have some “It’s a balancing act for us and we’re be pretty environmentally conscious bers,” he said. trying to hold onto our stock for as long weeks.” decisions to make,” he said. with how we manage the property Mr Oldfield said he was born into The drought will have other con- as we can manage without harming our “The rain we got was not a drought – especially since we rely on the Great farming on arid lands and was well breaker – it takes the pressure off but sequences when it eventually breaks, country,” he said. prepared for drought conditions. Artesian Basin for water,” he said. it’s a long way from any medium term according to Mr Greenfield. Continued on page 3


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Please consider leaving ALL water bombs and water pistols at home for this years Christmas Pageant. We live in the outback, water is a precious resource, and certainly not to be wasted. I read with disgust that the pageant organizers are having trouble convincing Santa to visit Roxby, - disgust that the children have been able to drench Santa in water at the previous pageants, disgust that these children’s parents have not told the children to stop. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Refill of water bombs and pistols at the mall toilets stop people using them during the pageant for fear of getting drenched or bowled over by an over-enthusiastic child not looking where they are going (too busy trying to drench a friend, or avoid getting drenched themselves). Think about the amount of water being wasted. Think about Santa getting drenched during the parade, and then having to sit in the cave for hours, wet and uncomfortable, entertaining your children.

Think about the innocent bystanders, children and babies unwillingly getting drenched, and therefore ruining their pageant. Think about the float participants who refuse to put another float in the pageant after being drenched last year. Are the parents of Roxby responsible enough to not allow their children to take water bombs and water pistols, - or do we need to ask the council or police to ban them? – Aren’t our children taught water conservation in school? If this blatant waste of water continues, it is likely that this will be Roxby’s last pageant, - Santa will not want to visit, no-one will want to put in floats, and no-one will want to attend. THINK ABOUT IT. Talk about it. Do something about it. If there is No Santa, and No Floats, there will be No Pageant. I am urging you to leave the water pistols and water bombs at home and let us ALL enjoy this year’s pageant. Cherie Gaskin, Roxby Downs

Stuart Deed joined The Monitor last January as our journalist and has been an integral part of the team that has taken The Monitor from a fortnightly to a weekly newspaper. In this short time not only has he endeared himself to his colleagues it is a tribute to his easy going style and open manner that he has already been accepted as a local. As happens in Roxby Downs though, we are about to lose Stuart from The Monitor and our community. No, he has not been lured to the major cities and the bright lights; it is Burma that has attracted our intrepid reporter. Stuart has won a position as a sub editor and journalist at Burma’s

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Above: Justin Kilgariff, Rob Halmai, Gypsy Gilleland, Wayne Morris and Dave Powell representing the Roxby Downs/Andamooka RSL at the Remembrance Day service on Saturday

We will remember them At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, around 60 community members gathered with the Roxby Downs/Andamooka Returned & Services League (RSL) sub- branch at the memorial in Richardson Place to observe Remembrance Day. The heavens, which had been dark and gloomy all morning, opened as the service began. “The angels are weeping,” an RSL member said, a poet’s soul behind a grizzled exterior. Local RSL secretary/treasurer, Wayne Morris, spoke about Remembrance Day and those who fought for Australia in World War I (WWI) when more than 416,000 people volunteered and over 60,000 sacrificed their lives. The poem by A. Lawrence Vaincourt, ‘Just a common soldier’ was read, drawing a tear from more than one member of the audience. Asked later what the occasion meant to him, Mr Morris said Remembrance Day is a day for Australians to remember those who died in war. “The idea is to pay our respects and that is what we have done,” Mr Morris said. “They made a great sacrifice so we can

live in freedom.” “We must not forget to remember that,” he said. Local resident Sue Sutton’s Great Grandfather fought in WWI. The Remembrance Day service was a chance for her to pay her respects to him. “It’s a very significant ceremony, I wanted my children to observe it,” Mrs Sutton said. Ex-soldier and RSL member, Dave Powell, said occasions like Remembrance Day are particularly important in towns like Roxby Downs. “If you are living in a city where the older generations are more numerous, you are faced with this sort of thing all the time,” Mr Powell said. “New towns like Roxby don’t have the older people who fought in the wars to keep traditions alive, that is why it is so important for us in the community to do it,” he said. Membership in the Roxby Downs/ Andamooka RSL has been dwindling of late and they are looking for new members. Anyone interested in joining should contact Wayne Morris on 0419 041 926.

Above: Lone Emu father searches for his lost chicks.

Emu chicks savaged by dog

A savage dog attack has claimed the lives of four of Roxby Downs’ latest new arrivals. Many people would have seen the male emu and the four chicks wandering around town – especially on the town and school ovals. But on Sunday afternoon a large, black Alsatian dog cornered and killed all four chicks on the edge of the new housing development on Stuart Road. Roxby Downs resident Linda Cooper was driving her sister around town when she saw the chicks. As the car drew nearer she saw the dog savaging the two living emus; two were lying dead on the ground.

When Mrs Cooper got out of her car and walked towards the dog to try and get it away from the chicks, it approached her in a menacing manner and she withdrew to the car, while her sister beeped the horn. In the car watching the bloodshed unfold were five children – all of whom were very upset by the incident. Mrs Cooper immediately rang her friend Maree Jackson, who arrived with her partner Phil Goldsworthy. Together they rescued the final chick from the dog’s jaws, only for it to die later. Apparently the four chicks had wandered through the bunting on the

edge of the development, leaving the father stranded on the other side and unable to defend his offspring. The dog was found and immediately impounded but Maree Jackson said the only fines the owner’s would face would be for allowing their animal to wander the streets. Apparently because the emus do not belong to anyone, no crime has been committed – the dog will not even have to wear a ‘dangerous dog’ collar. Ms Jackson said the fault lay with the dog’s owners who allowed the dog to escape the yard.

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Above: The War Memorial in Richardson Place after children of the community placed wooden crosses and a wreath was placed during the offical ceremony on Remembrance Day.

A blending of cultures St Barbaras School will hold their sixth annual Outback International Dinner on Saturday 16t November at was is expected to be a sell out event. The concept started as an idea to get people together for a good time and raise some money for the Parish at the same time. The dinner was embraced by the community from the onset and was an immediate success. The idea has grown over the years and now a permanent fixture on the Roxby Downs events calendar. “It is great night “said Father Brian “it is bringing together of rich cultures a in a fun evening of good wines, food,

company and bands and music of different cultures.” “As Roxby Downs continues to grow we hope that the International Dinner will remain a wonderful celebration of the rich cultures that are present and will continue to be an enriching element of this unique and vibrant community, which is away from family, but not without the great bonds of friendship which have become part of the experience of living in Roxby Downs” Booking can be made by telephoning the St Barbaras School office 8671 3207 but hurry tickets are limited.

Manager of Pa storal L and M a n a g e m e nt G r o u p i n t h e Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation, David Leek, was in Roxby Downs last week to meet members of the Outback Lakes SA Group. “Our assessment of the situation is that the land is holding up extremely well, despite this prolonged drought. But the longer it goes on the harder it will be on the farmers to continue,” he said. Mr Leek praised local farmers for their management of a difficult drought. “They’re managing the land really well and making some extremely sensible decisions and they need to be commended for that but we recognise that it’s hard at the moment because their options are limited,” he said. Mr Leek said the scope of the drought had removed many of the options which would ordinarily be open to farmers – like support feed-

ing their cattle or transporting them off to other farms until rain arrived (agistment). Both options are expensive for farmers and in South Australia there are not many areas which are not suffering under drought conditions. “It’s very difficult at the moment and farmers are resilient and know their lands well because they’ve generally been here for generations.” “They know it’s critical to hold onto their breeders and continue the genetic lines of their stock and they’re making some smart and responsible decisions about what they can hold onto.” “They understand the land and they’re not going to let this get the better of them but if it goes on for too much longer there will be casualties because some farmers simply won’t be able to manage any longer.” Mr Leek said farmers in this region were well prepared for drought conditions. “The resilience of the community is

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here because they know what it’s like to be in drought – they deal with it most of the time, which means they are better placed to cope because they know what to do.” The state government has agreed to help pastoralists by allowing the use of triple-carriage roadtrains to transport cattle. Randall Crozier is one pastoralist who lobbied the government to loosen the laws and support farmers. “We wrote a letter to the Minister for Transport and asked if we could use the longer roadtrains to move our cattle around,” he said. Mr Crozier said Anna Creek and Macumba Station were granted permits but he questioned why pastoralists were not able to use the biggest roadtrains all the time. “For us to be able to use triple’s is much cheaper, it keeps our cattle out of the yards for shorter periods of time and it cuts down on the wear and tear on the roads,” he said.

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Police News Police reported a 19-year-old Andamooka man for returning to licensed premises after being removed from the same Roxby Downs establishment in the early hours of the Saturday morning, November 11. A 53-year-old from Andamooka was reported by police for exceeding the prescribed concentration of alcohol and received an immediate driver’s license disqualification on Saturday, November 11. Police received details of an alleged aggravated cause harm when a 25-year-old man from Roxby Downs was claimed to have been assaulted by two men in the vicinity of Lions Park in the early hours of Saturday morning. A 17-year-old from Roxby Downs was reported on Saturday night for exceeding the speed limit, speed dangerous, following too closely and failing to keep left. Police reported a 16-year-old Roxby Downs youth for exceeding the speed limit, no licensed passenger, no “L” plates and misuse of a motor vehicle on Saturday. A 20-year-old man from Roxby Downs was reported for misuse of a motor vehicle on Saturday, November 11. A 34-year-old man from Seaford was reported on Thursday, November 9, for failing to truly answer questions in relation to the identity of the driver of a motor vehicle. Police obtained details on Thursday of an aggravated cause harm when a woman was assaulted; she sustained bruising and a blood nose. A 29-year-old Roxby Downs man was arrested in relation to this matter. A vehicle was stolen from a Hermit Street residence over night on Wednesday, November 8. The vehicle was later recovered undamaged in Woomera and has now been returned to the owner. A report of deception was received by police on Monday, November 6, when items ordered via EBay were not received by a Roxby Downs resident. A 25-year-old man from Roxby Downs was arrested on Monday, November 6, for being unlawfully on premises, aggravated assault and making unlawful threats after he attended premises in Roxby Downs and assaulted the male occupant with a shovel. The victim did not sustain any injuries as a result of this incident. The unlawful threats related to an incident which had occurred two weeks earlier and had not been reported to police.

Telstra donations assist local swim club One of Australia’s biggest companies – Telstra – has generously agreed to support local swimming. Roxby Downs Swimming Club is one of 835 clubs nationwide to receive equipment through the 2006 Telstra Swimming Assistance Fund. Telstra Commercial Business Manager for SA North, Greg Rogers, was on hand in town to pass on the good news to the swim club. “Roxby Downs has so many children and young people and it’s great for us, as a company, to do something for them,” he said. “We are happy to support the Roxby Downs Swimming Club by providing equipment and we encourage any other interested groups to go online and fill in an application,” he said. Mr Rogers said Telstra’s Swimming Assistance Fund had given out over three million dollars in the last three years, to support swimming nationwide. New training flags, kick boards and pace clocks will be supplied by Telstra for use by local swimmers. Swimming Club vice-president Phillipa Weltner was very pleased by Telstra’s generosity.

“This will be a huge benefit for our club and will be a great help to us because it will keep costs down for our members,” Mrs Weltner said. “We’re very thankful to Telstra for their continued support of swimming clubs like ours in regional areas, it means a lot to us,” she said. The 2006 campaign was launched by Olympian, Giaan Rooney, in July and word of the program has obviously spread – this year has seen a record number of funding applications. “It is encouraging to see Roxby Downs Swimming Club taking advantage of the opportunity and being rewarded with equipment that will help the development of their junior members,” Ms Rooney said. Telstra’s Area General Manager, John Tonkin, said the company was committed to supporting local swimming clubs and encouraging more members of the Roxby Downs community to get involved in the sport. “The fund is aimed at helping future champions realise their true potential by providing practical assistance today,” he said.

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Happiness is an inside job My dad died last year and my family and I are still trying to come to terms with it. Dad was aged 86 and he was a wonderful man whom we and many others loved and admired. Not long before dad passed away, it was suggested that he undergo an assessment to determine if he should be at home, Tom Beever hospital or in some kind of Family and Youth Officer nursing home. After the assessment, my Family Matters sister (who lives near mum and dad and was with dad during the assessment) was asked a couple of questions that concluded with the question; “Has your father always been a happy man?” The question came as a surprise to my sister (and our families) but it was an easy one to answer because dad was indeed, a happy man. Being happy is something I hope we all enjoy but would you (or others) see you as a happy person? I ask you that because there is a definite difference between being “happy” from that of being a, “happy person”. Happiness is indeed an inside job. We can laugh and be happy over something funny but that doesn’t mean we enjoy inner happiness. One very real reason for some people to feel “unhappy within” are those who have been (Or still are) the recipient of abuse. Others who can also find it difficult to enjoy inner happiness are those who for lots of different reasons feel insecure, mistreated or who are treated as if their emotional and psychological needs are the same as others. The reality is we are all different. In fact, our life and living circumstances are often so different that it naturally means our emotional requirements and psychological needs may indeed be very different. The only real way for us to know if we are “happy people” who enjoy inner happiness is when we feel happy. We can be warm, dry, have food on the table and be financially secure, but still be unhappy. So for me, inner happiness comes when we feel good about ourselves regardless and if that sounds incredibly fundamental, all we need to do is to take a look at the many things around us that can prevent people from feeling good about themselves. Regardless of our circumstances in life, accepting ourselves is therefore an incredibly important ingredient of inner happiness and it is my hope that we don’t let anyone or anything dictate how we should look or how we should feel because it is one of the quickest things that can rob us of inner happiness. Try to reach your full potential in life but don’t forget, self-acceptance is not only a vital aspect of who you are but it will assist you in your journey for inner happiness. Next week’s article will focus upon positive and negative emotions but in general terms, positive emotions such as joy, hope, optimism, love, contentment, gratitude and good communication help us to grow as a person, be ready for action, solve problems, improve the quality of our relationships and increase our ability to be happy within. Therefore, don’t let the negative aspects or experiences of your life balance out the positive ones and tell yourself on a daily basis that nothing is going to prevent you from enjoying the inner happiness you deserve. Always remember, accept yourself for who you are and be optimistic about what you have to offer in life, home, relationships, work, and sport or what ever, for your self-acceptance will have lasting and substantial happiness benefits.

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Above: Ashley Pidgeon and Brendan Passmore look on as Bailey Adams and Jason Hunter prepare to hammer in a stake for the new skate park.

Skate park work about to begin Local skaters Brendon Passmore and Andrew “Squeak” Moss spoke to The Monitor about the park plans. “It’s going to be great and we’ve been waiting for a park to be built for a long time.” “A lot of us weren’t even sure it was even going to happen but now it’s definite and we know what it’s going to look like it should be rad,” Brendon said. For Squeak, the park was a good start. “It looks like it will be very cool and I think lots of different people will be able to use it but I hope they plan to keep adding more obstacles,” he said. Brendon also said he would like to see more ramps, a step-up and a bowl added eventually.

Annual toy run on November 19 The Upper North Tourers – Roxby’s very own motorcycle club – is about to hold their annual Toy Run to Andamooka. Sunday, November 19, is when the fun and run will take place and riders will depart from Richardson Place at 1pm – families should come earlier to have a look at the bikes and meet Santa! Anyone interested in donating gifts to be given to the children should leave them at Lunch On The Run at Tutop Street (until

November 18). Or, better yet, bring them along yourself. Organiser Phil “Gypsy” Gilleland asked people to remember the purpose of the ride and carry a toy with them. But the ride is also about the bikes and trophies will be awarded for the Best Bike and Ladies Choice. The event is being sponsored by Lunch On The Run.

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It’s not all bad news Roxby A recent article in The Monitor highlighting inflated petrol prices for consumers has sparked conversation around town regarding the cost of other goods and services. Living in a remote community it is not unreasonable to expect the price of freight will be passed on to consumers – but are we paying too much? Are all of our pr ice s over-inflated? In Adelaide it is not unusual to pay $100 or more at a hairdresser for a half head of foils and a cut and blow dry. At Zealous Hair and Beauty on Tutop Street the same cut and colour will cost you around 20 per cent less. “We try to give the community the best possible service so they don’t have to leave town,” Zealous Hair and Beauty Owner, Chantal Kostrz said. “There is no substitute for personalised service, which we can give in a small town without charging the earth,” she said. Tandales in the mall also fall well short of Adelaide prices, while also providing quality

service to their customers. “Here at Tandales we believe that keeping hairdressing prices competitive with the city helps retain the majority of our clientele,” Tandales manager, Dearne Masson said. In a recent business profile the owner of the Roxby Newsagency, Ian Johnson, said there was a common misconception that Roxby shopkeepers mark up their prices. Many of the magazines and newspapers in his store have a set price. “The prices are set by the publishing companies,” newsagency employee Karina Toombs said. “You’re not going to pay any more if you bought them here than if you bought them in Adelaide,” she said. Many medicines are also universally priced and would cost the same amount at any pharmacy in Australia. Pharmacist Nick Backhouse said the price of goods is something they consider very carefully at the Roxby Downs Pharmacy.

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“Claire and I do our best to provide our products at the most reasonable price possible, it is something we consciously think about,” he said. Blackwoods in Gosse Street sell Industrial, Safety and Engineering supplies. Regional Manager for South Australia, Allan Petherick, stated their prices are not elevated in their Roxby Downs store and are constant nationally, except for freight charges that may apply to remote areas. So, are all of our prices over-inflated? In answer to that question, Business Forum member and manager of Outback Landscaping and Supplies, Vicki Mason, had some interesting things to say. “You have to practice what you preach,” Vicki said. “People need to remember that Roxby shopkeepers are consumers too, we shop here as well.” “It’s like that old saying our mother’s used to use ‘do unto others as you would have them do to you,” she said.

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Work on the skate park will begin shortly and local skaters and bike riders have been given the opportunity to see the plans and comment. The next edition of The Monitor will feature the plans – so the whole community will have the chance to see what will be built. In the meantime, the site – between the Lions Park and the community oval - has already been marked out. The park will be constructed with a modular design which will enable obstacles to be added, removed or manoeuvred around to make other structures. Work on the project is likely to begin before Christmas and will hopefully be complete by the end of January.

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his year nine students from the Roxby Downs Area School have been studying Art Practical, Visual Arts Studies and Design and Technology (Photography) under the direction of Kristen Bence.

Sunday, November 5, their work was unveiled to the public for viewing. More than 30 teachers, students, parents and members of the public came along to view the final art and photography works of the hard working students. All works will be displayed in At an exhibition opening at the the gallery for public viewing until Cultural Precinct Art Gallery on Thursday, November 23.

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The works are a showcase of emotion, imagination and talent which mirror the efforts of these students, who have previously had very limited experience in the arts. In Art Practical and Visual Arts Studies students had to develop their own ideas and explore different mediums to produce two major final artworks.

For Photography students had to create a personal photographic exhibition under the theme of people, events or social comments and issues. The different types of mediums used range from digital photography and editing, oil painting, gouache, charcoal, pastel, pencil and three dimensional ceramic applications. Roxby Downs Area School would

like to thank Subway Roxby Downs for sponsoring the opening, Rodney Mitchell for opening the event and Karyn Biggs from the Cultural Precinct for allocating us the space. So, if you are in the Cultural Precinct come along and have a look at what the students have achieved this year.

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Above: Roxby Swim Schools’ Jeenette Felton with one of her students.

Sharing her love of the water

Roxby Swim School started classes again at the end of October. Owner Jeenette Felton, who represented South Australia in water polo, has been teaching children to swim for over 20 years. This season her classes were booked out before she even gave her first lesson. “I love the sport,” Mrs Felton said. “I got such a lot out of it myself I just had to put something back in, to give children the same joy I got when I was younger,” she said. Mrs Felton provides a safe and

enjoyable environment in which children can learn to swim. She is an Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety – Infants and Disabilities and is endorsed by the Royal Lifesaving Society (SA). “Any child can learn to swim, up to any level. It’s all about gentle coaxing and having fun in the water,” she said. Cindy Rowlands’ son, Corey, had swimming lessons with Mrs Felton last year and Ms Rowlands was delighted with his progress. “Corey had a fear of the water but

now he dives in the deep end,” Ms Rowlands said. “Jeenette is excellent with the kids, especially the ones who are a bit hesitant.” “I think it’s all about trust. If they trust the person teaching them they learn not to be afraid of the water,” she said. Mrs Felton said teaching children to swim just comes naturally. “It’s not like work - it’s more like having fun. When it becomes work it’ll be time to give it up,” she said.

Completed Works The bi-annual sewer pump station and town water supply station checks, repairs and calibrations have been completed for this year. New surface paint and line marking of netball courts at the rear of the recreation centre has been undertaken. Works in Progress Council has awarded a contract to Prestige Sports Constructions to resurface and extend the courts surfaces from two to three courts at Lions Park. Work is expected to start late November. Council Works Department is developing a whole of town horticulture management plan. Fire Prevention Please contact the Roxby Downs Council for any questions relating to the fire danger season, fire bans or permits. Advertising on Council Infrastructure Advertising on Council infrastructure such as light poles can attract expiation notices under the Local Government Act. If you spot any such advertising please notify the Council. Dog Registration Dog Registrations for the 2006/07 financial year are now overdue. Grace period for registrations expired on 31 August 2006. Thereafter an $80 expiation fee can apply, plus an expiation fee of $80 for every 14 days the dog remains unregistered. Please remember that you must notify the Council within 72 hours if the dog is moved to different premises, the dog dies or is missing or the ownership of the dog is transferred to another person. Failure to notify the Council can result in an expiation notice being issued. Rates First quarterly instalment notices have been issued. Due date for payment was 29/09/06. Remaining quarters due dates are 18/12/06, 16/03/07 and 18/06/07.

Please contact Bronnie Warren at the Council on 86 710 010 for any payment arrangements or enquiries. Fines will apply to all overdue accounts. Water Water accounts were due for payment on the 15th of November. Please pay immediately to avoid late fees. Electricity Electricity accounts were due for payment on the 13th of November 2006. Please pay immediately to avoid further action. Parking The bus zone on Richardson Place is being actively policed, as bus owners and drivers have become increasingly concerned about the large number of people who take it for granted that they can park in this area. Please be aware that there has been an increase in the expiation fee, which has gone up from $47 to $73, and remember that this is a bus zone at all times. 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 Residents are reminded that there is a limit of one bin per household for weekly rubbish collection and that it is the residents responsibility to ensure that bins are in serviceable condition with closable lids that prevent flies and birds from accessing rubbish. 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. VISIT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY WEBSITE AT:

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Above: Emus at the Flinders Ranges.

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is something to cater for every level of fitness and inclination. Book your Brilliant Bargain online at or call 1800 655 215. A trip to the Flinders Ranges will fill you with wonder and you can be assured, it’ll be one of the best investments you have ever made. This offer is for a limited time so get in fast!

Finance Strategists, not Finance Brokers. The consultants at Investor Finance, who are all experienced investors themselves, do more than simply place you in a loan. The frontline representatives of this national broking company look beyond the obvious features of a loan. Interest rates, loan term and size whilst important, could conceal the true nature of a loan and its lender and inhibit the borrower in achieving their longer term goals. Focusing on the bigger picture, the Investor Finance strategist constructs a personalised plan, the client’s property portfolio review. It is designed around the individual’s goals, financial status and investment preferences. The ever increasing desire of individuals to build personal wealth to either support themselves in retirements, leave a legacy for their children or change their lifestyle has lit the fires under the real estate market over recent years. The boom in the investment property industry and the complexity of the related financing arrangements has grown a need for a finance professional to provide support, a real understanding and guidance through the maze of options. It is this niche that has been filled by Investor Finance. The No Cost to the client consultancy and portfolio review has been the beginning of many long term business relationships. Owner occupied residence owners growing massive property portfolios and changing their lives. At Investor Finance a true understanding of how property investment gowns wealth is seen as imperative. To see the facts about and how to invest in property Investor Finance will be holding two workshops on November 20 and 21 in Roxby Downs. Take the first or the next step in becoming financially independent by coming along and hearing how it is done. To enquire and book a seat contact Andrew Filmer on 08 8132 9600 or for an immediate free consultancy call Colin Ellks on 08 8132 9690.

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Nominations are now invited for the 2007 Australia Day Awards. These Awards are provided by the National Australia Day Council through the Australia Day Council of South Australia Inc. and are administered by Local Government Authorities throughout Australia. Award Categories are • Citizen of the Year • Young Citizen of the Year and • Community Event of the Year Roxby Downs is a unique and wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. Council believes his to be a direct result from ordinary people within our community accomplishing and achieving extraordinary things. Now is your opportunity to identify those people within our community who, over the past twelve months have made an outstanding contribution, and/ or have given outstanding service to the Roxby and Olympic Dam communities over a number of years. Community events are those that galvanise the entire community and showcase Roxby Downs and Olympic Dam as the positive place that we all cherish may also be recognised. Nominations forms are available from the Council Ofce Richardson Place Roxby Downs or by Fax on 8671 0452 or email Nominations Close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 2nd January 2007 and will be received and considered in strictest condence.

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Taking care of yourself and your family

Establishing a local branch of the Cancer Council

To build on the momentum and interest created during Gabrielle Overton’s recent visit we are seeking expressions of interest from people who would be interested in becoming involved in a Roxby Downs branch of the Cancer Council. It is anticipated that the local group will be involved in fundraising, and organising local events which help raise awareness. If enough interest is generated we will organise a meeting to start the ball rolling. For further information please contact Michelle on 0438 871 153 or

Roxby Downs Sports Person Of The Year Award Applications are now open for the inaugural Roxby Downs Sports Person of the Year Award The Roxby Downs Sports & Recreation Forum has decided on behalf of the community to formally recognise individual sporting achievements by launching this award. Outstanding sporting achievements occur both on and off the field. Those nominated do not necessarily have to be outstanding athletes. Exceptional “team players” or sporting administrators are equally worthy. Now is your opportunity to publicly recognise those people who have contributed significantly to sport in Roxby Downs. The Award will be announced on Australia Day 2007 Nominations forms are available from the Roxby Downs Sports and Recreation c/o the Council Office Richardson Place Roxby Downs or by Fax on 08 8671 0010 or email Nominations Close at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 2 January 2007 and will be received and considered in strictest confidence by the Sport and Recreation Forum Reinhardt Viljoen Chairman Roxby Downs Sport & Recreation Forum

The new edition of the highly regarded mental health resource book Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family has been published. Above: Brett Atkins, CFS and Lol Wilton, SES. Both organisations provide important services to Roxby Downs and surrounding regions.

CFS/SES – What’s the difference?

An interesting issue raised at a recent Volunteering Partnership meeting was the question of the difference between the CFS and the SES. It seems that many people do not know. The State Emergency Service (SES) is a volunteer emergency service association that provides immediate assistance during emergencies and disasters. “Basically, SES is rescue, CFS are trained in fire management,” Unit Manager for the SES and CFS member, Lol Wilton said. “The SES attend road accidents, storm damage and land search, we also help the police and other emergency services when necessary.” “Because both services drive big white trucks with lights on top, people get them confused, it’s easy to tell the difference, one has ‘rescue’ on it and the other has ‘fire’,” she said. The Country Fire Service (CFS) is a community based fire and emergency

service providing protection to people, property and the environment throughout rural and semi-urban South Australia. Brigade Captain of the Roxby Downs CFS, Brett Atkins, said the CFS deal with fires, floods, road crashes and hazardous materials (hazmat). “Up here the CFS and the SES work very closely with each other,” Mr Atkins said. “We are one big happy family.” Ms Wilton agreed. “Both services have a great deal of fun together, we socialise together and it is a great place to meet people and pick up life skills,” she said. Ms Wilton said she joined the SES to feel useful and serve the community. “It is very rewarding when you help someone in need and I get to work with some great people,” she said. Both the CFS and SES are looking for new members. Contact your local branch for details.

The book, by respected author and educator Dr. John Ashfield, has been produced in partnership between the SA Farmers’ Federation and Country Health SA. Compiled primarily for use by people in rural and remote areas, the book is not intended as a substitute for therapy. It aims to provide an additional resource for prevention, early detection, intervention, self help, and education in relation to some common mental health issues. The book is designed to take account of the resourcefulness, self reliance and resilience of many people who live in our often harsh and isolating rural and remote areas. Now available to borrow from the Roxby Downs Community Library

Sport and recreation update

The Sport and Recreation Forum enjoyed a lively meeting on Tuesday, November 7, with around 10 members attending. A number of topics were discussed, including the Australia Day Sportsperson of the Year Award. With this award the Forum plans to recognise a sports person or sports administrator within the community for their contributions to sport in Roxby Downs. Nominations for the Sportsperson of the Year Award are available at the Roxby Downs Council Office. Also discussed was the recent completion of the resurfacing of the outdoor netball courts. The Forum thanked Municipal Works Manager of the Roxby Downs Council, Dave Watson, for coordinating the works.

The re-roofing of Stadium One in the Leisure Centre and the provision of air conditioning was also discussed ahead of the tenders closing on November 30. Plans for the skate park have been finalised and work will start before Christmas. The Sport and Recreation Forum would like to thank BHP Billiton for their contribution to this valuable community project. Also pencilled in for action before Christmas is the redevelopment of the outdoor tennis courts, with work scheduled to begin on December 4. The expansion of the Leisure Centre’s gymnasium has proven a great success and the Forum extended its compliments to the centre on these works. Since the newly refurbished gymnasium

What Do You Think About Kerbside Recycling? The Environment Partnership wishes to gauge public opinion about kerbside recycling. To lodge a YES/NO vote log onto or if you have comments on this topic fill out the contact form on the Community Board website at

opened three weeks ago attendance has jumped from an average of 42 people a day to 116. Chairman of the Sport and Recreation Forum, Reinhardt Viljoen, would like to thank everyone involved in the Forum and remind everyone that through sport and recreation activities we get to meet lots of new people. “It is the ideal way for new people in town to meet other people,” Mr Viljoen said. “We would like to invite anyone who has an interest in sport or recreation activities to join the Forum.” “Especially the local schools and youth organisations, that way we can make sure we focus on the needs of the community and can build on the excellent work the Council has achieved to date,” Mr Viljoen said.

MEETING DATES Regional Branding Volunteering Partnership Family and Youth Forum Arts and Culture Forum Community Board Alcohol & Substance Abuse Part. Health Forum

16 November 20 November 21 November 22 November 27 November 30 November 12 December

5.00pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

Dates and times of meetings were correct at time of publication. For further information and check venue locations please contact Michelle Hales on 0438871153

Ways to have your say Do you have an issue that you want raised at any of the meetings? Do you have suggestions, ideas or feedback that you want passed on for consideration and action? Would you like to come along to a meeting and speak about a topic? Would you like to join a forum or partnership? Page 8 – Thursday, November 16, 2006

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community@ Michelle Hales Executive Officer or Community Board communitygarden@ PO Box 124 Roxby Downs SA 5725

Telephone Mobile: 0438 871 153 Michelle Hales

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Milhinch Jewellers Presents

AUTORE South Sea pearl jewellery Exquisite South Sea pearls From the depths of the ocean to the expanse of the outback, come and see some of the world’s finest pearls expertly crafted in stunning settings. You are invited to view this stunning collection over a glass of champagne. Meet AUTORE’s international representative, be fascinated by the stories of pearls, fashion and Hollywood and benefit from his advice on how to select the perfect pearl for you or that someone special. On display for two days only at Milhinch Jewellers Roxby Central Thursday 23rd November 9.00 am - 8.00pm Friday 24th November 9.00 am - 5.30pm

From the depths of the ocean to the great Outback Rowly Milhinch of Milhinch Jewellers has an eye for exquisite pieces of jewellery and the fashion that they adorn. He has always believed no matter how regional or remote his customers were, they deserved to have the opportunity to see, feel and experience the beauty of the world’s finest pieces. On this occasion he has excelled himself, even by his own standards, by attracting the world renowned cultivator, designer and marketer of pearl jewellery - Autore. “Australian South Seas Pearls are considered to be the finest in the world due to their high lustre and generous size,” Rowly said. Autore are synonymous with quality, innovation, uniqueness and style - they really are the leading brand in the world. Outside of the capital cities there are not many places in the world that jewellery of this quality is accessible. “I saw no reason why our customers should miss out. I approached Autore who where very enthusiastic about the idea of bringing their ‘pearls of the ocean’ to the outback desert,” Rowly said. Naturally jewellery of this quality is sort after by the rich and famous who have now made Autore the jeweller of choice for gala events and special fashion shoots. Those exquisite pearls you see draped over the stars as they walk the red carpets probably come from Autore.

Stars such as Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie, Hilary Swank, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Simpson, Scarlett Johansson, Uma Thurman, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Patricia Arquette and Kate Bosworth have all chosen to wear Autore on red carpets around the world. “That is not to say that these superb pearls are out of the reach of us all,” Rowly said. “Autore cultivate, design and sell for all people who have an eye for beauty. Beauty is not about price, it is about quality, design and style.” Two of the most sought after products at the moment are the pearl phone strap, and a very contemporary rubber bracelet featuring a single pearl. “These are very popular but affordable pieces and they will be part of the broad range of products we will have on display for the two days. “This will be a truly special occasion and we are making it a celebration. The invitation is open to everyone - those who are just inquisitive, those looking for that one special piece of jewellery, or the serious collector of jewellery,” Rowly said. “We will greet them all with a glass of champagne on arrival and leave them to take a leisurely look at a striking array of the best brand of pearls in the world Above: Pearls are a stunning fashion statement and withing reach of everyone in the form of this popular – Autore.” phone charm.

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Above: Contemporary and elegant, a single pearl on a rubber bracelet. One of the specially priced items for the Roxby Collection.

Meet Melvin Placks a man of the world Melvin Placks is Autore’s International representative. He travels the world mixing with some of the most well known people and celebrities in the world. Heady stuff in exotic places, but its just another day to Melvin who loves to talk about pearls, how they are cultured, the design process and the all important lustre as he shows people how to select that right piece of jewellery for themselves or that someone special . Melvin will be in store at Milhinch Jewellers with Autore’s Australian consultant Marcia Roach for the two days the collection is on display. You will learn a lot about pearls from Melvin and Marcia and possibly, with a little coaxing, an anecdote or two about their many trips around world and Australia. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper


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Miner to Artist

There have been a few outback artists that have made it big - Pro Hart and Jack Absolom immediately spring to mind. It may be early days but local artist Dave Kovac seems to be on a similar pathway. It was only four years ago that Dave was working underground at BHP Billiton (then WMC) after a stint in the smelter. He quit the job and over the next two years was involved in renovating a home and planning a two-year overseas trip with wife KJ. In this time he managed a few paintings and just one exhibition. In February, 2004, Dave set up a new studio, cleared the decks and focused purely on his art, finally working as a full-time artist. Since then he has expanded his range of signature pieces, moved into bronzing, held a number of successful exhibitions and has become recognised as a major artist in the region. The Monitor caught up with Dave last week and asked him about his life as an artist. “I have been doing my artwork full-time for nearly two years now and with the support of my wife KJ, I’ve been able to continue building my business and exploring avenues for creating more work in other areas of art” Dave said. “This year has been a real juggling act with several new opportunities presenting themselves. Taking on new work in other mediums - even though it inevitably steepens the learning curve - is one of the reasons I love being an artist” he said Dave explained that being an artist is like any other job – he works to a basic plan and sets goals to achieve within the year to keep him focused on the big picture. “I have a tendency to have a go at everything, so I have to be careful not to take too much on,” he said Dave has twice ventured to Kangaroo Island this year to extend and develop his skills in bronze casting. “I have made several small statues and was commissioned to produce a small run of business card holders.”

“Experimenting with new mediums like bronze casting is always interesting and challenging. But like any other business I continually have to assess the viability of these products for my market which includes collectors, tourists or corporate customers,” he said. Another major project this year has been the design and manufacture of a new fence for the childcare centre, as a sculptured piece. “This project is one of those which take a lot longer to complete than anyone could have envisioned. On the upside, it is a project that has continually evolved and developed into a better product than we could have imagined.” “This in turn has allowed us to make certain adaptations and improvements to the original design which will see a much safer and more professional piece in the end.” “This has been a collaborative process and I cannot speak highly enough of the support and professionalism of the guys out at SDS/Sandvik who have assisted on this project. We hope to have the sculpture ready by the middle of December 2006,” he said. Dave said the majority of his time is focused on developing more paintings for his collection. This year he has added five prints to his collection but there is a lot more to it than painting one picture onto a canvas. “I have spent lots of time researching the best reproduction processes. As a result I am now producing all prints using a top of the line printing process called Giclée (pronounced zhee-clay).” “Giclée printing is done with an extremely high quality printer which is able to reproduce images with the utmost clarity and definition,” he said. All prints are done on archival paper using archival inks, giving the prints a 75 year print life guarantee. Dave said if the printers will give you a 75 year print life guarantee, you can bet they will last significantly longer. This is the same method used by the South Australian Art Gallery and Museum to do fine art reproductions and is also used by many well

known and established artists. Despite consumer demand Dave said he is keeping print runs low. “I will only produce 20 to 50 of each which will keep them more exclusive and add to their value.” “All my pictures are framed using archival mats and acid free backing boards, to ensure the maximum protection for my prints and artworks. This is also the same standard adopted by the museums and galleries.” “To increase production quality I have recently engaged a photographer who uses a 22 megapixel Hasselblad camera, which is at the forefront of digital camera technology, to create photos with absolute accuracy.” “I have recently released my latest print - an eagle on a fence post - using the new found photographer and I am extremely impressed with the quality of the final product,” he said. So where to from here? “The next stage for me is to produce another print of the sand hill landscape typical of the region before Christmas. Through January and February I will produce a range of postcards and greeting cards of the local area,” he said. For those who are keen to see Dave’s work he has a studio at Andamooka and lives in Roxby Downs, where he keeps examples of all of his prints for show or sale. Dave is always at the Roxby markets which are held every month between February and November. Additionally, Dave is always willing to make himself available for private viewings of his current print range or available originals. EFTPOS facilities are available for those who wish to make an instant purchase. Dave would like to thank the local community and his customers for all of the support he has received over the last few years. “For me it’s all about producing pieces of artwork to the highest possible quality when people purchase my work I consider it the Artist, Dave Kovac with his business card holders greatest compliment that you can give.” made from bronze casting.

See Dave at the Market Day on Saturday November 18

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Outback park for lease

B Photo courtesy of Karen Brook Photography

Experience a sea change...Outback style! Birdsville Hotel


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irdsville – one of the most Birdsville’s fortunes turn around. famous and isolated towns in The Birdsville Track, once considered Outback Australia. an impossible trip, is now a ‘must do’

Home of the famous Birdsville races and beginning of the notorious Birdsville Track, it is a town engraved into the Australian psyche. The Birdsville track runs from Birdsville in Queensland to Marree in South Australia. In the late 1800s it was used by drovers and stockmen to move cattle from the Northern Territory, Queensland and New South Wales to railway lines in Marree or Port Augusta. The trip was over 500 kilometres long and took around one month to complete. In the 1880s a customs collection point was established in Birdsville to monitor cattle moving down the track. By the end of the century Birdsville was booming. The town boasted three hotels, a cordial factory, market gardens, police and customs facilities and over 300 people called it home. Then came Federation in 1901. Trade between the states was freed, the customs depot closed and Birdsville began to die. By 1950 the population had dwindled to around 50 and only tourism and the livestock trade kept the town alive. Now, Australia’s obsession with travel and four wheel driving has seen

item on the list of Australia’s tourers and the iconic Birdsville Hotel is a favourite destination for tourists, who visit the area in droves. The Birdsville Races, held in September, regularly draw around 6000 people to the town and were included in Australian Traveller Magazine’s ‘100 Things To Do In Australia Before You Die’. An exciting opportunity is being offered to become a part of this historic destination. The Birdsville Caravan Park is being offered for lease. Established 12 years ago, the Birdsville Caravan Park is situated on the banks of the Birdsville Billabong and would provide a wonderful opportunity to become a part of a vibrant Outback community. CEO of the Diamantina Shire Council, Andrew Geddes, said it is an exciting business opportunity in the heart of the Outback. “This opportunity is quite achievable in terms of its affordability.” “If you are looking for a change, consider an Outback sea change,” he said. For further information on the Birdsville Caravan Park contact the Diamantina Shire Council on 07 4746 1202 or email

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Above: New interim Minister for the Roxby Downs Community Church, Reverend Graetz .

New interim Minister for Community Church

The Roxby Downs Christian Community Church will benefit from the appointment of an interim Minister – Reverend Geoff Graetz. Rev Graetz is accompanied by his wife Ruth and will provide guidance at the church for the months of November and December. The outgoing Minister, Tony Chapman and his wife Natalie, served the community for three months, ending in September. As a Uniting Church minister, Rev Graetz has worked in mostly rural parishes for the last 32 years. He has also served in

interim ministry in the Barossa Valley, the mid north region and Wudinna for the past two years. In his role as a minister, Rev Graetz will lead worship, provide pastoral care and assist lay ministry teams while the search for a full-time minister continues. “ The Rox by D ow ns C hr i sti an Community Church in Roxby Downs is functioning very well under the lay ministry teams and I’m impressed by the dedication of the leaders,” Rev Graetz said.

SOON JUST ONE CARD COULD REPLACE THEM ALL. The Australian Government is proposing to introduce a single card in 2008 for people to access Medicare, veterans’ services and Government social services. What is the card? How will it work? How will the card benefit me? To find out the answers to your questions, call 131 792 from 8am to 8pm weekdays, visit or pick up a brochure at your Medicare, Centrelink or Department of Veterans’ Affairs office. TTY: 1800 146 180 (for hearing/speech impaired)

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THE FACTS ABOUT PROPERTY INVESTING INVESTOR FINANCE MULTIPLE PROPERTY SPECIALISTS PRESENT TWO FREE INFORMATION EVENINGS Monday November 20th 7.30pm at The Roxby Cinema and Tuesday November 21st 7.30pm at Camp 1 Training Room !"Will my superannuation be enough to retire with lifestyle? !"Can I begin investing now? !"How do I maximise my Investment Potential Begin your Wealth Creation journey with a planned approach to Investment. 2 NIGHTS ONLY Book Now! Limited seats available Contact Andrew Filmer on 1300 791 911 or WHEN FINANCING INVESTMENTS IS ALL YOU DO YOU BECOME VERY GOOD AT IT THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper


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Above: Wendy Osborne, Erilee Rogers & Marie McCormack

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With the festive season upon us many are considering what to buy that hard to please person, or what special dish to serve up that will have your family and friends lining up for more and asking for the recipe. The Monitor has the perfect solution. On Saturday, November 25 Kirrihill Wines and Cardinham Estate Wines will present the first Mines and Wines Gourmet Food and Wine Festival in the Roxby Downs Leisure and Cultural Precinct areas. It will be a chance to taste and compare the best of the best. As well as an opportunity to taste a wide range of premium wines there will be some serious food offerings from the highly celebrated Northstar and Prairie Hotels. It is an ideal opportunity to undertake some in depth research to select the right wines to accompany your Christmas fare. Whether it is a crisp Sauvignon Blanc, a Semillon, dry Chardonnay or the richness of a premium Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz - they will all be available for your appreciation. Representing three of South Australia’s finest wine regions … the Clare Valley, the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek, this is a rare chance to compare some of the best wines available. To fully appreciate these wines you will want to delight your taste buds and accompany them with dishes made from the freshest produce and prepared with

inspiration and passion, for which the Northstar and Prairie chefs are well known. Remember to take a note book so you can jot down the ingredients and innovations of the chefs to duplicate on your own festive table. But it’s not all work and no play. Mines and Wines offers live entertainment all day long with local artists playing from 12noon to 5pm, followed by a contemporary rock band from the Clare Valley called Cloud Wind kicking off from 5pm. Entry is free and all wines will be available for purchase by the glass and gourmet food by the plate. The food and wine stalls will be spread out through the heart of the complex using the auditorium, foyer and plaza area with plenty of places to relax and enjoy the ambiance with friends and family. For those who want more than a taste there is the opportunity to purchase wines from the virtual cellar door on Sunday at the Myall Grove Caravan Park between 10am - 2pm. Organiser Tania Matz said the event would be fantastic “We are really looking forward to bringing our produce to Roxby Downs and hope to make it an annual event,” Tania said. “These festivals are always such a fun and relaxed time and having it just prior to the festive season is a bonus for our customers.”

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Reception visit to Olympic Dam Airport Following a transport theme in their reception class, Mrs McCormack’s and Mrs Ramsey’s students visited the Olympic Dam airport to learn about transport through the air. “We planned an excursion to the Olympic Dam airport because we knew a number of students in our class had a strong interest in transportation and we wanted to extend their knowledge,” she said. Students were given a tour of the airport and had the opportunity to check out the safety and protective equipment staff use. An Olympic Dam Airport employee took students out to the tarmac so they could watch a plane come in and land. A highlight of the tour for students (and the parents who came along to help) was boarding the aircraft. A couple of lucky students were even allowed to sit in the cockpit. Mrs McCormack said it was a great chance for the students to learn about aircraft. “It was an excellent learning

opportunity and they had the chance to ask questions when they were on the plane,” she said. The Monitor was along for the ‘ride’ and was amazed by the intelligence of the questions the children asked – someone wanted to know how long it took to build the plane! The hostess was completely stumped by the question and referred it to the cabin crew – who duly answered that it takes six months to build the aircraft. Another inquisitive student asked which side the co-pilot and pilot sit – left for the pilot and right for the co-pilot. After disembarking, students had the opportunity to watch the plane take off, before settling down for lunch. Mrs McCormack warmly praised how well the tour was organised and wanted to thank the staff at the Olympic Dam Airport, Roxby Coaches (who provided a well-priced service) and all of the parents and staff who came along to help out.

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Monitor CARS

RAA review the Ford Territory Owners of large 4WDs are often caught in a bind when it comes time to replace the family ‘truck’. They refuse to give up their high command driving position that lets them see over cars in front, or surrender on spaciousness. On the other hand, they are often tired of wrestling them into car park spaces and the expense of running them. Plus, for some reason or another, they never got around to going on that big 4WD adventure they’d always intended. In light of this, a crossover vehicle that comprises the best 4WD features but less of the baggage, is fast becoming an attractive alternative and the new Ford Territory has joined this fray. Designed and built in Australia,

Ford wanted the Territory to have the space and versatility of a people mover, the high driving position of a 4WD but retain the driving characteristics of a sedan. To a large extent they have achieved this aim. Sharing the same engine and other mechanical components as the BA Falcon, Ford has also sensibly carried over to the driver’s area the well-thought through and ergonomically friendly design of the BA Falcon. The wide door openings make access to the cabin easy and drivers of all shapes and sizes can be accommodated. In addition, the Territory has a power adjustable driver’s seat and feet pedals, as well as a tilt and reach adjustable steering wheel,

which hosts the audio controls and cruise control switches. No less than thirty pockets and storage spaces around the cabin are available to hold everything from drink bottles to kids’ crayons. Wet bathers or towels can also be carried in storage areas under the floor of the rear load area. Comfortably seating five adults, a third row seat option is available with the Territory at $1,500, increasing its capacity to people mover type accommodation. In reality though, owners will find that the additional seat space is really only adequate for the youngsters. Using the same 182kW engine as the BA, the Territory’s two tonne mass comes with a hungry fuel consumption of 17.1 litres per

100km making it three or four litres per 100km thirstier than the Falcon. In addition, the engine still includes the fail-safe cooling system, which progressively shuts-down cylinders if it detects overheating so that the vehicle can ‘limp home’. Also available in a rear wheel drive version, the transmission of the all-wheel-drive Territory doesn’t have dual range for tackling the seriously steep climbs or descents, but there is a Hill Descent system option available for an extra $865. RAA testing found this to do an impressive job of ‘walking’ the Territory down very steep inclines without the need to touch either the brake or accelerator, which are the only pedals as there is no manual transmission in the range. The Territory’s lower ground clearance and entry/ exit angles will also limit the size of the creek beds that it will negotiate without damage. While RAA testing found the Territory’s suspension tolerated the dirt and bitumen with equal ease and its general demeanour is such that you always feel in control, it is still evident that you are driving a taller vehicle with a higher centre of gravity. Its compact turning circle and light steering made the Territory car park friendly, putting an end to the frustrating three point turns experienced by drivers of other vehicles of a similar size. Our verdict? Ford think the Territory will be the new generation Australian family car and they are probably right.

Driver fatigue Industry feedback on new proposals to better manage heavy vehicle driver fatigue will help to save lives on Australia’s roads, according to the latest National Transport Commission study. A constructive response to draft Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue Reform legislation from road transport peak bodies, unions, governments and the community has resulted in significant improvements to the reform package. The changes include split-rest break options; strengthened Chain of Responsibility provisions to ensure drivers do not ‘carry the can’ for the failures of others; laws to help stamp-out unreasonable queues; a special defence in Standard Hours for drivers unable to find a safe place to stop and rest; tough penalties and demerit points only for offences which are a significant safety risk; recognition of equivalent accreditation schemes. National Transport Commission (NTC) CEO Nick Dimopoulos said he wanted to thank the industry for the enormous time and effort they have put into the study. “We’ve listened carefully to all the differing views and reached a practical outcome, without losing sight of the core road safety objective – reducing driver fatigue risks. “The basis for this reform is working safer, not less hours.” “Operators who manage the proven risks of working long hours and night shifts – by planning rest stops, training their staff and checking records – will get a greater say in how they schedule their trips.” Chain of Responsibility elements of the package were strongly supported. Under this plan, freight customers who set unrealistic trip schedules, along with the minority of operators who compete unfairly by breaking the law, will face stronger enforcement and tough penalties. “We’ve seen transport tender requests which are impossible for the trucking industry to comply with safely. These dangerous contracts will become illegal – with hefty fines for the people and companies who write them,” said Mr Dimopoulos. Final legislation will be considered by Transport Ministers in December. Meanwhile, the NTC will continue to work closely with industry groups, unions and governments on plans to build more rest areas, including an industry-led ‘blackspots’ program and develop a comprehensive training and education program. “The transport industry is the backbone of the nation. If we’re going to service the growing road freight task safely, we’ve got to take the health and well being of our drivers seriously.”

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Sid the seagull turns 25

According to The Cancer Council, Australians have the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, resulting in over 1400 deaths a year. Due to our harsh desert climate, residents of Roxby Downs may be particularly susceptible to skin cancers and need to check their skin regularly. To help detect potential problems early, the doctors at Grace Surgery on Tutop Street brought a MoleMax machine to town. The MoleMax machine takes photographs that penetrate the upper layers of skin to see what is going on beneath the surface of a mole and then uses special software to determine the likelihood of a melanoma developing. Grace Surgery employee, Cherie Siegmann said with our extreme weather conditions it is especially important to keep an eye on moles and freckles. “The MoleMax machine is great.” “It’s not invasive, it doesn’t hurt and it only costs $10, which is the gap not covered by Medicare,” Ms Siegmann said. Skin cancers make up over 80 per cent of all new cancers diagnosed in Australia each year. There are three main types, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Squamous cell carcinoma or non-

melanoma skin cancers are the most common and usually the least life threatening. The most dangerous type of skin cancer is melanoma. Melanomas may appear as a spot, freckle or mole that changes shape, size or colour. They usually have an irregular outline and can be more than one colour. Melanomas appear anywhere on the body, not just in places exposed to the sun and, left untreated, can quickly spread to form secondary cancers. South Australians have the fourth highest rate of melanoma in the nation. In 2001, 670 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in the state and 71 people died of the disease. To reduce the risk of skin cancer The Cancer Council recommends wearing a broad brimmed hat, clothing that covers the skin, applying a water resistant SPF30+ sunscreen, wearing sunglasses to protect the eyes and staying out of the sun between 10am and 3pm. November 19 – 25 is Skin Cancer Awareness Week. Speak to your doctor if you have any new spots or if a spot or mole has changed size, colour or shape. To have moles scanned by the MoleMax, call Grace Surgery on 8671 2244.

“Slip, Slop, Slap! It sounds like a breeze when you say it like that Slip, Slop, Slap! In the sun we always say “Slip Slop Slap!” Slip, Slop, Slap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat Slip, Slop, Slap! You can stop skin cancer – say: “Slip, Slop Slap!”

Daily exercise suggestions Walk 10 Minutes a Day and Increase Your Fitness Level. Old thinking was to work out in a sweat-filled gym for hours a day. No pain, no gain. New studies show that even short bouts of activity can increase your fitness level, especially if you’re new at working out. Park and Walk Whenever you have an errand, park your car as far away as you can handle and walk to the store. At the mall, park at the farthest end and walk the length of the mall. Use every opportunity to walk. At the end of the day, it all adds up to better fitness. Crunch in Bed Before you even get out of bed in the morning, do 10 stomach crunches while lying flat on your mattress. Increase daily by one until you get up to 100. Think you’ll never get there? Try it. You may eventually have to set your clock to wake up 15 minutes earlier, a small price to pay for a flatter stomach. Advice from web site We recommend this site for any person aiming to improve their health.

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Men’s Business

Dr John Ashfield is the Men’s Health Project Officer with Lower Eyre Health Services. Comments and feeback can be forwarded to: For men’s health information in your area, contact Jim Herbert (Men’s Health Project Officer, Country Health SA - Port Augusta: This column is supported by Building Healthy Communities (Woomera, Andamooka & Roxby Downs).

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Shift work – work that occurs outside usual day-time working hours, is increasing in many Australian industries. About 25% of employees work shifts and, with a burgeoning resources industry, the number is set to increase substantially. Whilst it creates many potential advantages in productivity and profitability, it also has many inherent risks and hazards for employees. with John Ashfield One of the most serious and persistent problems shift workers face is sleep disturbance, consequenting sleep deprivation. Like other animals, humans have natural body rhythms that are regulated by a circadian clock in the brain; a clock that is linked to nature’s pattern of light and darkness, and which follows a 24-hour cycle of wakefulness and sleepiness. This clock also regulates corresponding cycles in body temperature, heart rate, high and low digestive activity, and so on. That’s why the human desire to sleep is greatest between midnight and six a.m. Shift workers commonly feel drowsy at work in the night-time, and find it difficult to sleep during the day, even if they are “dog tired,” because it is contrary to the settings of their circadian clock. In fact, such disruption causes symptoms similar to jet lag. And though one might expect the body to eventually adjust, generally it can’t, and that’s why so many shift workers suffer ongoing sleep problems. Given that most shift workers have been found to sleep an hour or two less in daylight hours and have poorer quality of sleep than night-time sleepers, it’s of paramount importance for them to do everything possible to maximize their chances of sound sleep. Continued poor quality sleep is unfortunately associated with not only increased potential for workplace accidents and injuries, but also psychological and physical ill health. Some key strategies to help with falling asleep and staying asleep include: • After a night shift wear sunglasses until you get home. Bright light sends the message to your brain to be awake. • Go to sleep as soon as possible after work, and set yourself a sleep/wake routine that you stick to even on weekends. • Try to control noise and disturbances: use a “do not disturb” sign on the front door, lower the ring tone on your phone, use earplugs, let the neighbours know your sleep routine. • Sound-insulate your bedroom, and block out all sources of light. • Avoid caffeine five hours before bedtime. Alcohol can disturb your sleep as well. • Have only a snack before bed, not a big meal. Have regular meal times. • Keep the room temperature cool; it will improve your sleep. • Exercise regularly after, not before sleep. • Prepare for sleep with a warm shower or bath, and use a calming music CD or relaxation technique. If, despite your best efforts, you still experience sleep problems, be sure to talk to your doctor; you may need advice on a sleep therapy.

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Skin Cancer awareness week

“Slip, slop, slap! Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen and slap on a hat”. Come on, sing along, you know the words. It has been 25 years since Sid the Seagull hit our television screens, tap dancing and singing the slip, slop, slap jingle. The year was 1981, melanoma rates were climbing and the link between UV radiation and skin cancer was becoming more evident. The Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria commissioned Philip Adams, Peter Best and Alex Stitt to create a campaign encouraging Australians to take better care of their skin. Sid the Seagull and the ‘slip, slop, slap’ jingle were the result. Alex Stitt, who designed Sid the Seagull, said they just wanted to convince people that being sun smart was easy. “You only need to Slip! Slop! Slap! to enjoy Australia’s wonderful beach and outdoors lifestyle,” he said. Twenty-five years on and the slip, slop, slap campaign has become the core message of The Cancer Council and remains one of the most successful health advertisements ever created. Sid and his jingle have been credited with helping change Australia’s attitude to tanning and increasing awareness of the importance of protecting our skin. November 19 – 26 is Skin Cancer Awareness Week. Slip! Slop! Slap!

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arts matters

Above: Mrs Cormack and Mr’s Ramsey’s class (reception) preparing their tree to enter in the Festival of Trees.

Don’t forget Roxby Downs, Festival of Trees are due in by Friday, November 24. Entry forms are available from the Roxby Downs Community Library or Helen Edwards on 8671 0660.

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Join the Circus before the holidays! Cirkidz Workshops In the Auditorium Cultural Precinct Roxby Downs Amazing circus feats, fun workshops and entertaining performances… Cirkidz is an Adelaide based, not for profit organisation where people from 4 years to adults can discover the fun of circus. Cirkidz workshops teach people of any age and ability fun circus skills through the ‘Cirkworkz’ program. Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December 2006 ‘L’Tackers days Tackers days Tweens Teens days Adults 16+

4-5 yrs: 10.00-11.00am; $25 for 2 6-8 yrs: 11.30-12.30pm; $25 for 2 9+ yrs: 1.00-2.30pm; $30 for 2 days 13-16 3.00pm–4.30 pm; $30 for 2 7.00 pm-8.30 pm; $40 for 2 days

For further information and to book call or email the Cultural Precinct Telephone: 8671 2001 Fax: 8671 2021 THE GLENDAMBO B&S BALL COMMITTEE INC ANNOUNCES

The Sheep at Shearing Time 2006 (... and another stationhand loses his mind)

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Ignored and unappreciated, Kenny is one of the cogs in humanity’s machinery. An unsung hero taking care of society’s dirty work, a knight in shining overalls. Follow Kenny as he juggles family emergencies, fatherhood and sewage with grace, humour and unflinching dignity. Part philosopher, part comedian, all heart - “Kenny” is living proof that in sewage, as in life, the best will always rise to the top.

The Departed A Boston cop assigned to work undercover inside a notorious Irish-American gang rises to a fairly senior level. Simultaneously, a secret member of the same powerful criminal gang has infiltrated the police force with an equal measure of luck and success.

Glendambo B&S Ball rapidly approaches Utes, sheilas and lots of fun – that is what B&S Balls are all about. The Glendambo B&S Ball takes place on the weekend of November 25 and 26, with plenty of well priced tickets still available. Coordinator Mark “Tales” Taylor said lots of people had already bought their tickets for the weekend-long event but a number had also been set aside for those who chose to come along at the last minute. “I always keep plenty of tickets spare for people who make a late decision to come out and enjoy the weekend with us,” he said. Musical entertainment for the ball will be the G-Strings, who are back again this year by popular demand after wooing the crowd last year.

For people who get in early, tickets will be $100 and for those who arrive late it will set them back a little extra, $110. So, for anyone who has never been to a B&S before, what should you bring? Upholding the Ball tradition, a pair of black pants and a white shirt with a tie is necessary for men, while semi-formal attire is the go for ladies….at least until the party has begun. Tickets include free alcohol for the weekend and a breakfast on the Sunday morning. Other than correct attire, participants need to bring a healthy attitude and a desire to enjoy a great and cheap weekend with friends. For more information, or to arrange to purchase tickets, please contact Mark Taylor on 0428 711 176.

By Rodney Mitchell If you’re reading this on the Thursday you will be pleased to know that your working party on Regional Branding is down at the Council Offices chatting to the State Tourism Commission over a telephone line. This working party evolved out of the Arts and Culture Forum. Local artists who were producing work for the tourist trade had talked about how to market their work more effectively here and elsewhere and came up with a bold strategy to create a new regional identity. A strong regional brand was one way, they argued, to stimulate sales. Over towards Maree they raise free range meat. The pastoralists saw the advantages of a regional brand early and they wanted a brand that promised the consumer, the traveller, the meat eater or the investor a consistent idea of what the region stood for. In the case of the pastoralists and their managers it was clean, green meat. In the case of our local commercial artists it is quality, care and vision. You see how this works? The brand improves sales because it creates an atmosphere of certainty in the traveller, the meat eater or the arts aficionado. It also gives individual stakeholders in the brand something to live up to. This is scary stuff. The Flinders Ranges communities did it a long time ago. We have the Limestone Coast, we have the Fleurieu. I guess you could argue that a well known brand makes things easier but where is the Limestone Coast anyway? Is that the same as the West Coast? And what about the South-East? What’s that called these days? Labels can be confusing too. If you are reading this on Friday you might give a thought to Tracey Warneke, one of the hard working members of the Festivals and Events working party, who, as you tidy up to sign off on Friday night, is attending the launch of Come Out 2007. She’ll be swanning around with Sally Chance (Come Out 07’s Artistic Director) and all the rest of the Arts SA mob. The kids and Tracey will be watching young performers strut their stuff in multiple stages all around the Carclew building perched up on the hill behind the Adelaide Oval. It’s a beautiful residence with spires and high ceilings and there will be children and their families all over the gardens. And who says life in the Forum is boring? No one I know. There is market day, the last market day for the year. Thanks to Avril Luke and all the other volunteers who make it possible. We are blessed with volunteers in Roxby, and some of them will be at the Community Board stall at the street market on Saturday. Please be prepared to be engaged in a conversation with members of the two aforementioned working parties regarding a Festivals/Events strategy for 2007/8 and a proposal for adopting a Regional Brand already invented by men with brains far better attuned to the winds of change than mine.

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! SPORT Saturday, November 18 Junior Basketball Leisure Centre 9:30am – 4:05pm Cricket 8:30am Olympic Dam Vs Rouges 5pm Wanderers Vs Woomera Monday, November 20 Volleyball Leisure Centre 7pm – 9pm Tuesday, November 21 A- Grade Basketball Leisure Centre 7pm – 10pm Wednesday, November 22 Karate Auditorium Colts (Age 5-12) 6pm Juniors/Adults 6:45pm Contact Tracey Fouet 0400 894 429 Netball Woman’s And Mixed Leisure Centre A Grade 6pm – 7:40pm B Grade 6pm – 7:40pm Mixed 7pm – 9:20pm Contact Mel Katzorke 0439 993 196 or Cultural Precinct 86710500 Thursday, November 23 Tae Kwon Do Auditorium From 6:30pm Contact Andy Murdy 0418 804 398 Indoor Soccer Leisure Centre From 6pm Contact Kenton Maloney 0408 797 158 Swimming Club Trainings 4:30pm – Dolphin 5:15pm – Swordfish



ACROSS THE REGION 5:45pm - Stingray Friday, November 24 Lawn Bowls Roxby Downs Bowls Club From 7:30pm Contact Jim Bowden 0417 084 112 Junior Basketball Leisure Centre Under 10 Girls 4pm – 6:45pm Swim Club Time Trials From 5pm HEALTH Visiting Allied Health Service Occupational Therapist Speech Pathologist Dietician Podiatrist Child Adolescent Mental Health Services For appointments phone 8648 5800 Visiting Diabetes Educator Roxby Downs Hospital Mike Porter will be available to answer any questions relating to diabetes and those wanting to know more. Are they at risk, they have it, they care for someone or they just want more information. Laubman & Pank Eye Specialist Nov 21 - 2pm - 7pm Nov 22 - 10am - 7pm For appointments phone Rachel at the Roxby Downs Health Centre on 8671 Hearing Services Nov 30 9am - 2.30pm For an appointment call 1800-006303 Eyebus November 16 For appointments phone 8671 2001 Every Week Every Monday Roxby Downs Community Health Services - Pram Walking Group 9.00am at the Dunes Cafe. Followed by morning tea. Phone Gaye Smith on 8671 9020 for more info.

Visitor Information Centre Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm Saturday – Sunday 9am – 5pm

Coffee Mornings for Families Meet and chat for all families new comers especially welcome. Dunes Café 9:30am – 11am

Leisure & Cultural Centre Movies Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday Sunday (see schedule below) Cultural & Leisure Precinct Creche for patrons of centre Monday 8:45am – 12pm

Every Friday Playgroup Roxby Downs Kindergarten 10.30 am – 12.00 noon Contact 08 8761 0455 10:30 am 12pm

Gym Cultural & Leisure Precinct Monday – Friday 6am–1pm & 4pm – 9pm Saturday 8am – 12pm Nippy Gym Auditorium Cultural & Leisure Precinct Every Monday 9:30 am – 11:00 am Every Thursday 9.30am-11.00am Youth Group Youth Centre 1pm -5pm Tuesday to Friday Contact Siona Glasson 8671 2935 Scrapbooking Scrap Togethers St Barbara’s Art Room From 7:15pm Wednesday nights Contact Vienessa Goodwin 0417 753 597 Toddlers Story Time Fun for young children and mums Roxby Downs Library Richardson Place 9:30 am – 10:30 am Playgroup Dunes Café Cultural & Leisure Precinct 9:30am – 11am Every Wednesday Playgroup St Barbara’s Parish School 9:30am 11am Contact 8671 8:30am – 11:30am

November 21 - 7.30pm Alcohol & Substance Abuse November 30 - 7.30pm Mines & Wines Gourmet Food & Wine Festival 12pm – 10pm Roxby Downs Cultural & Leisure Precinct Live Music all day long Entry is FREE! Enquiries Tania - 08 8842 1233 Shane – 08 8842 1944

Every Saturday Youth Centre 1pm – 4pm Every Sunday

December 6 Roxby Downs Club Members Christmas Show Need to register children for Santa by November 29 COMING IN DECEMBER December 2 -3 Circus Kids Skilled Workshop December 2 BHP-Billiton Family Day

Tour De Desert Cycling Social Bike riding group from 8am Contact Daryl Wake 0408 188 685 EVENTS AND ENTERTAINMENT November 1- 23 Year 12 Art Moderation/Exhibition – Beautiful Outback RDAS

December 5 Roxby Downs Area School Senior Graduation

November 18 Live Band - Keep the Change Roxby Downs Club

December 9

Christmas Pageant

November 18 Market Day Outside Roxby Downs Area School - Richardson Place 9am – 1pm TaeKwonDo demonstration & short lessons at Market Day on Saturday November 18. Times: 10:30-12:30. Phone Andrew Murdy on 0418 804 398 for more details. November 24 Festival of Trees Roxby Downs Library November 25 DJ Chris Roxby Downs Club

Mines & Wines Gourmet Food & Wine Festival Saturday 25th Nov 2006 12 noon—10 pm

November 25 Coober Pedy Races Grey Nomads Volunteering Project November 1 - 6.30pm Arts and Culture Forum November 1 - 7.30pm Environment Partnership 15 November - 7.00pm Family and Youth Forum

Roxby Downs Cultural & Leisure Precinct Live Music all day long Entry is FREE

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Roxby Downs Cultural and Leisure Precinct Regular Schedule

Cultural Precinct Visitors Information centre Dunes café Art Gallery Open Mon – Fri 8:30am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday 9am – 12pm Leisure Centre Gymnasium Mon – Fri 6am – 1pm and 4-9pm Saturday 8am-12pm Pool Times Public - current to Dec 10 General Public Mon - Fri – 3-6pm Weekends 10am-8pm Lap Swimming Mon-Fri 6-8:30am Weekends 9-10am Swim Club Mon-Thur (3 lanes only) 4:30-7pm Creche for patrons of the centre Mon –Fri 8.45am-12pm Bookings are for 1½ hours - $4 for 1 child, $6 for a family, 20 visit passes available $69 and $99 respectively. THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

Sports Calendar

This Week 7 - 13 November Thursday Nippy Gym – Auditorium Monday 9:30- 10:30am Thursday 9.30am - 11.00am Squash 7pm-9pm Indoor Soccer 6-7pm Taekwondo 6.30 – 8.30 12 years and over Monday Volleyball 7-9pm Tuesday Squash 7-9pm Indoor Soccer 6-7pm Taekwondo 6.30 – 8.30 12 years and over Wednesday Women’s and Mixed Netball 7-9pm


Art Gallery Program Now Showing Beautiful Outback RDAS Year 12 Exhibition Coming Soon Shovel Fishing Tom & Sharon Hurley Jan. 2007 Announcements



Part-Time Events/Visitor Information Co-Ordinator The Roxby Downs Cultural and Leisure Precinct is seeking a highly motivated and experienced person to assist in the exciting development of its events and visitor information activities. The successful applicant will have broad event management and visitor service experience and will possess excellent interpersonal, customer service and organisational skills. Experience in events, tourism or hospitality essential with qualifications considered advantageous. The position will require an average of 25-30 hours per week and flexibility in working hours is a pre-requisite as it incorporates regular weekend, public holiday and out-of-hours function work. A detailed position description can be obtained by contacting the Precinct on (08) 8671 2001. Written applications should be marked ‘Confidential’ & addressed to: Karyn Biggs, Manager Roxby Downs Cultural & Leisure Precinct Box 300, Roxby Downs, SA, 5725 or emailed to: Applications close Friday, 24 November 2006.

Outback Cinema

Friday 17th Saturday 18th Sunday 19th

7:30pm 10:00am & 4:00pm 3:00pm

Saturday 18th Sunday 19th Tuesday 21st

1:00pm 12:00pm & 7:00pm 7:00pm

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5.00 Creflo A. Dollar; 5.30 Today; 8.30 Yamba’s Playtime; 9.00 Hi-5; 9.30 Dr Phil; 10.31 Antiques Roadshow; 11.00 Morning News; 11.30 Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women’s Weekly, 12.00 The Bold And The Beautiful; 12.30 Days Of Our Lives; 1.30 The Oprah Winfrey Show; 2.30 Judge Judy; 3.00 Entertainment Tonight; 3.30 Totally Wild; 4.00 The Shak; 4.30 The Simpsons; 5.00 Neighbours; 5.30 Bert’s Family Feud. 6.00 Imparja National News 6.30 A Current Affair 7.00 Temptation 7.30 Getaway 8.30 Tripping Over 9.30 CSI: Miami 10.30 The Sopranos 11.30 NYPD Blue 12.20 Nightline 12.50 On Track

4.30 Movie (Macao)(PG); 6.00 Children’s Programs; 12.00 Midday Report; 12.30 The 2006 Investigator Lecture; 1.30 The Show; 2.00 The Bill; 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Aussie Animal Rescue 6.30 The Pet Show 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Catalyst 8.30 Family Footsteps 9.30 Murder Or Mutiny 10.30 Lateline 11.05 Lateline Business 11.35 Lost Highway 12.30 Tennis — ATP Masters Cup 2006: Day 5

5.25 Japanese News; 6.00 Chinese News; 6.20 Mandarin News; 6.50 Weatherwatch; 7.25 Italian News; 8.00 Das Journal; 8.30 Spanish News; 9.20 Le Journal; 9.55 Russian News; 10.30 Greek News; 11.30 Arabic News; 12.05 Indonesian News; 12.30 Business Report; 1.00 Insight; 2.00 Love And Anarchy; 3.00 A Fork In The Road; 3.30 School Torque; 4.00 Toyota World Sport; 4.30 The Journal; 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 Inspector Rex 8.20 Hotline 8.30 Storyline Australia 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Comedy Series 10.30 MOVIE (Come, Sweet Death)(MA) 12.20 MOVIE (Tango)(M)

5.30 Sunrise; 8.30 Raggs; 9.00 Hot Auctions; 9.30 Sons And Daughters; 10.00 2006 Men’s Australian Open Golf; 3.30 Go Go Stop; 4.00 Seven News; 4.30 M*A*S*H; 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 Today Tonight 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens 8.00 MOVIE (10.5 Apocalypse)(M) 11.15 MOVIE (Being John Malkovich)(MA) 12.45 MOVIE (Hurricane Streets)(M) 2.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 NBC Today

5.00 Creflo A. Dollar; 5.30 Today; 8.30 Yamba’s Playtime; 9.00 Hi-5; 9.30 Dr Phil; 10.31 Antiques Roadshow; 11.00 Morning News; 11.30 Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women’s Weekly, 12.00 The Bold And The Beautiful; 12.30 Days Of Our Lives; 1.30 The Oprah Winfrey Show; 2.30 Judge Judy; 3.00 Entertainment Tonight; 3.30 H2O - Just Add Water; 4.00 The Shak; 4.30 The Simpsons; 5.00 Neighbours; 5.30 Bert’s Family Feud. 6.00 Imparja National News 6.30 A Current Affair 7.00 Temptation 7.30 Jamie’s Kitchen Australia 8.30 MOVIE (American Pie: The Wedding)(M) 10.30 MOVIE (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me)(M) 12.20 Comedy Inc The Late Shift 1.15 On Track

4.30 Movie (Carry On Again Doctor)(PG); 6.00 Children’s Programs; 12.00 Midday Report; 12.30 Classic Parkinson; 1.30 Men Behaving Badly; 2.00 Welcher And Welcher; 2.30 Spicks And Specks; 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Message Stick 6.30 Can We Help? 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Stateline 8.00 Collectors 8.30 Blue Murder 9.45 A Most Mysterious Murder 10.45 Lateline 11.35 JTV 12.05 Tennis — ATP Masters Cup 2006: Day 6 4.05 Rage

5.00 Weatherwatch; 5.25 Japanese News; 6.00 Chinese News; 6.20 Mandarin News; 6.50 Weatherwatch; 7.25 Italian News; 8.00 Das Journal; 8.30 Spanish News; 9.20 Le Journal; 9.55 Russian News; 10.30 Greek News; 11.30 Arabic News; 12.05 Indonesian News; 12.30 Business Report; 1.00 Insight; 2.00 The Medici; 3.00 A Fork In The Road; 3.30 Simply Ming; 4.00 Toyota World Sport; 4.30 The Journal; 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 Chasing God 8.30 Bronski And Bernstein 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Inside Film Awards 2006 11.30 MOVIE (Grimm)(MA) 1.20 Germaine Greer - The Boy

5.30 Tractor Tom; 6.00 Sonic X; 6.30 Saturday Disney; 8.30 Disney Adventures; 10.00 That’s So Raven; 10.30 2006 Men’s Australian Open Golf; 4.00 According To Jim; 4.30 Creek To Coast; 5.00 Queensland Weekender. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 Best And Worst Of Red Faces 6.30 MOVIE (High School Musical — Sing-ALong)(G) 8.00 Great Comedy Classics 10.45 MOVIE (Ruthless People (M) 12.35 MOVIE (Ravenous)(AV) 2.30 Secret Places 3.00 Malibu 3.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 4.30 Dateline NBC

5.00 Christian City TV; 5.30 Toasted TV; 6.30 I Got A Rocket; 7.00 Totally Wild; 7.30 Barney And Friends; 8.00 Timeblazers; 8.30 The Shak; 9.00 Deadly; 9.30 So Fresh; 11.00 Backstage Pass; 11.30 Smallville; 12.30 Veronica Mars; 1.30 One Tree Hill; 2.30 Totally Australia: Mysteries Of Shark Bay; 3.30 Totally Australia: Wilderness; 4.30 4WDTV; 5.00 Speed Machine. 5.30 News 6.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos Show 7.00 2006 Rugby League Tri-Nations - Australia v Great Britain 9.30 MOVIE (Austin Powers: Goldmember)(M) 11.30 MOVIE (Assassins)(M) 1.55 On Track

5.00 Rage; 9.00 JTV; 11.00 Bowls - Tri Nations; 12.00 Stateline; 12.30 Australian Story; 1.00 Foreign Correspondent; 1.40 Words; 2.00 Nature of Australia; 3.00 He Knew He Was Right; 4.00 Basketball: Women’s National League; 5.00 Head 2 Head; 5.30 Bowls - Men’s Singles - Final. 6.30 Gardening Australia 7.00 ABC News 7.30 New Tricks 8.25 ABC News 8.30 The Bill 9.20 ABC News 9.25 The Last Detective 10.35 Andrew Olle Media Lecture 11.30 JTV 12.25 Tennis — ATP Masters Cup 2006: Day 7 4.25 Rage

5.00 Weatherwatch; 5.25 Japanese News; 6.00 Chinese News; 6.20 Mandarin News; 6.50 Weatherwatch; 7.25 Italian News; 8.00 Das Journal; 8.30 Spanish News; 9.20 Le Journal; 9.55 Russian News; 10.30 Greek News; 11.30 Arabic News; 12.05 Indonesian News; 12.30 Business Report; 1.00 Masterpiece On Saturday; 4.30 The Journal; 5.00 Newshour With Jim Lehrer. 6.00 Classical Destinations 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 As It Happened 8.30 Iron Chef 9.20 Rockwiz 9.50 MOVIE (Agnes And His Brothers)(MA) 11.50 SOS: Shorts on Screen 12.50 When Sex Goes Wrong 1.20 Crank Yankers 1.45 Comedy Series

5.30 One; 6.00 Tractor Tom; 6.30 Stanley; 7.00 Girl TV; 7.30 Weekend Sunrise; 9.30 Rolex Spirit Of Yaughting; 10.30 2006 Men’s Australian Open Golf; 4.00 Built For The Kill; 5.00 Great South East. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 The Real Seachange 6.30 You’ve Got The Job 7.00 Egypt 8.00 MOVIE (Touching The Void)(M) 10.10 MOVIE (Phone Booth)(M) 11.40 MOVIE (The Runner)(M) 1.30 Stan The Man 2.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 NBC Today 4.30 NBC Meet The Press

5.00 A New Way Of Life; 5.30 Mass For You At Home; 6.00 Dora The Explorer; 6.30 Totally Wild; 7.00 Hot Source; 7.30 Do It; 8.00 Business Success; 8.30 Sunday; 10.30 Meerkat Manor; 11.00 It’s Me Or The Dog; 11.30 Moving Africa’s Ark; 12.30 Movie (Murder On The Orient Express)(PG); 3.00 RPM; 4.00 Talk To The Animals; 4.30 Roar Of The Wild; 5.00 Airline; 5.30 The Simpsons. 6.00 News 6.30 Biggest Loser 7.30 60 Minutes 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 9.30 Australian Idol 10.30 Closer 11.30 MOVIE (Pay It Forward)(M) 1.40 On Track

6.00 Rage; 6.30 Children’s Programs; 9.00 Insiders; 10.00 Inside Business; 10.30 Offsiders; 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus; 11.30 Songs Of Praise; 12.00 Landline; 1.00 Gardening Australia; 1.30 Message Stick; 2.00 Where Words Prevail; 2.55 The Dali Dimension; 3.50 Birthday Boy; 4.00 Sunday Arts; 5.00 Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?. 6.00 At The Movies 6.30 TechnoWOLF 7.00 ABC News 7.30 Wild Europe 8.25 ABC News 8.30 The Queen’s Sister 10.10 Compass 11.10 Tennis — ATP Masters Cup 2006: Finals 2.25 MOVIE (Caravan)(PG)

6.00 Weatherwatch; 6.30 Filipino News; 7.00 Hungarian News; 7.30 Italian News; 8.00 Korean News; 8.30 Latin American News; 9.00 Maltese News; 9.30 Polish News; 10.00 Ukrainian News; 10.30 Music; 11.00 Cycling: Tour Du Faso 2006; 12.00 Speedweek; 2.00 The World Game; 4.30 2006 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup. 6.00 Thalassa 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 Lost Worlds 8.30 The Age Of Aids 9.30 MOVIE (Speer And Hitler)(M) 11.10 MOVIE (Project A Part II)(M) 12.55 The Storm Rages Twice

5.30 Sunrise; 8.30 Raggs; 9.00 Hot Auctions; 9.30 Sons And Daughters; 10.00 Seven Morning News; 10.30 Infomercials; 11.30 Desperate Housewives; 1.30 Last Man Standing; 2.30 Good Chef Bad Chef; 3.00 My Wife And Kids; 3.30 Go Go Stop; 4.00 Seven News; 4.30 M*A*S*H; 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 Today Tonight 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 The Great Outdoors 8.10 Criminal Minds 9.10 Standoff 10.05 Boston Legal 11.00 Jake In Progress 11.30 Lost 12.30 Bob And Rose 1.25 Hillary Swank 1.35 Passions 2.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 NBC Today

5.00 Creflo A. Dollar; 5.30 Today; 8.30 In The Box; 9.00 Hi-5; 9.30 Dr Phil; 10.30 Antiques Roadshow;11.00 Morning News; 11.30 Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women’s Weekly; 12.00 The Bold And The Beautiful; 12.30 Days Of Our Lives; 1.30 The Oprah Winfrey Show; 2.30 Judge Judy; 3.00 Entertainment Tonight; 3.30 Scope; 4.00 The Shak; 4.30 The Simpsons; 5.00 Neighbours; 5.30 Bert’s Family Feud. 6.00 Imparja National News 6.30 A Current Affair 7.00 Temptation 7.30 What’s Good For You 8.30 What A Year 9.30 Nganampa Anwernekenhe 10.00 Suspicious Minds 10.30 Law And Order SVU 11.30 2006 Wallabies Spring Tour - Ireland v Australia 1.25 On Track

4.30 Movie (Gambling House)(PG); 6.00 Children’s Programs; 12.00 Midday Report; 12.30 Pilot Guides; 1.20 Celebrating 50 Years Of ABC TV; 1.30 Head 2 Head; 2.00 The Bill; 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Off The Map 6.30 Talking Heads 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Dynasties: The Ansett Family - Part 1 8.30 The West Wing 9.55 Black Books 10.25 Lateline 11.00 Lateline Business 11.30 Jack And Bobby 12.20 Rule 61 1.55 MOVIE (The Reluctant Widow)(PG) 3.25 Bowls: Victorian Grand Prix 2006 Men’s Singles - Semifinal 2

5.00 Weatherwatch; 5.25 Japanese News; 6.00 Weatherwatch; 6.20 Mandarin News; 6.50 Weatherwatch; 7.25 Italian News; 8.00 Das Journal; 8.30 Spanish News; 9.20 Le Journal; 9.55 Russian News; 10.30 Greek News; 11.30 Arabic News; 12.05 Indonesian News; 12.30 Polish News; 1.00 Dateline; 2.00 Insight; 3.00 Wine Lovers’ Guide To Australia; 3.30 Heaven On Earth; 4.00 Toyota World Sport; 4.30 The Journal; 5.00 The Dark Secret Of Hendrik Schon. 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 Mythbusters 8.30 Southpark 9.00 Drawn Together 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 OZ 11.00 MOVIE (Burning In The Wind)(M) 1.00 Queer As Folk

5.30 Sunrise; 8.30 Raggs; 9.00 Hot Auctions; 9.30 Sons And Daughters; 10.00 Seven Morning News; 10.30 Infomercials; 11.30 Desperate Housewives; 1.30 Last Man Standing; 2.30 Good Chef Bad Chef; 3.00 My Wife And Kids; 3.30 Go Go Stop; 4.00 Seven News; 4.30 M*A*S*H; 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 Today Tonight 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Dancing With The Stars 8.30 All Saints 9.30 Crossing Jordan 10.30 Commander In Chief 11.30 Lost 12.30 Bob And Rose 1.25 Jessica Beil 1.35 Passions 2.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 NBC Today

5.00 Creflo A. Dollar; 5.30 Today: 8.30 In The Box; 9.00 Hi-5; 9.30 Dr Phil; 10.30 Antiques Roadshow; 11.00 Morning News; 11.30 Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women’s Weekly; 12.00 The Bold And The Beautiful; 12.30 Days of Our Lives; 1.30 The Oprah Winfrey Show; 2.30 Judge Judy; 3.00 Entertainment Tonight; 3.30 Totally Wild; 4.00 The Shak; 4.30 The Simpsons; 5.00 Neighbours; 5.30 Bert’s Family Feud. 6.00 Imparja National News 6.30 A Current Affair 7.00 Temptation 7.30 Survivor 8.30 Thank God You’re Here 10.30 Rove 11.40 The Office 12.10 Sex And The City 12.40 Nightline 1.05 On Track

4.30 Movie (Dear Murderer)(PG); 6.00 Children’s Programs; 12.00 Midday Report; 12.30 The New Inventors; 1.00 The Einstein Factor; 1.30 Catalyst; 2.00 The Bill; 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Time Team 6.50 Celebrating 50 Years Of ABC TV 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Geldof In Africa 8.30 The Bill 9.20 Madras Magic 10.20 Lateline 10.55 Lateline Business 11.25 Death: Beating The Odds 12.25 The Bill Uncovered 1.20 MOVIE (Revenge)(MA) 2.55 Second Opinion: Pregnancy 3.25 Australians At War

5.00 Weatherwatch; 5.25 Japanese News; 6.00 Chinese News; 6.20 Mandarin News; 6.50 Weatherwatch; 7.25 Italian News; 8.00 Das Journal; 8.30 Spanish News; 9.20 Le Journal; 9.55 Russian News; 10.30 Greek News; 11.30 Arabic News; 12.05 Indonesian News; 12.30 Business Report; 1.00 Movie (The Publisher)(M); 3.00 The Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia; 3.30 Growing Strong; 4.00 Toyota World Sport; 4.30 The Journal; 5.00 Jim Lehrer. 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 The Man Who Faked His Life 8.30 Cutting Edge 9.30 World News Australia 10.00 Hot Docs 11.35 MOVIE (Strawberries In The Supermarket(M) 1.05 MOVIE (A Wreck, A Tangle)(MA)

5.30 Sunrise; 8.30 Raggs; 9.00 Hot Auctions; 9.30 Sons And Daughters; 10.00 Seven Morning News; 10.30 Infomercials; 11.30 Desperate Housewives; 1.30 Last Man Standing; 2.30 Good Chef Bad Chef; 3.00 My Wife And Kids; 3.30 It’s Academic; 4.00 Seven News; 4.30 M*A*S*H; 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 Today Tonight 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 Border Security 7.30 Police Files - Unlocked 8.00 Criminal Minds 9.00 The Unit 10.00 Jag 11.00 The First 48 12.00 Lost 1.00 Power Rangers 1.30 Passions 2.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 NBC Today

5.00 Creflo A. Dollar; 5.30 Today: 8.30 Yamba’s Playtime; 9.00 Hi-5; 9.30 Dr Phil; 10.30 Antiques Roadshow; 11.00 Morning News; 11.30 Fresh Cooking With The Australian Women’s Weekly; 12.00 The Bold And The Beautiful; 12.30 Days Of Our Lives; 1.30 The Oprah Winfrey Show; 2.30 Judge Judy; 3.00 Entertainment Tonight; 3.30 Totally Wild; 4.00 Streetsmartz; 4.30 The Simpsons; 5.00 Neighbours; 5.30 Bert’s Family Feud. 6.00 Imparja National News 6.30 A Current Affair 7.00 Temptation 7.30 McLeod’s Daughters 8.30 Jericho 9.30 CSI: New York 10.20 NCIS 11.10 Battlestar Galactica 12.00 Nightline 12.25 On Track

4.30 Movie (Ask A Policeman)(G); 6.00 Children’s Programs; 12.00 Midday Report; 12.30 National Press Club Address; 1.30 Talking Heads; 2.00 The Bill; 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Rick Stein’s French Odyssey 6.30 The Cook And The Chef 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 The New Inventors 8.30 Spicks & Specks 9.00 Absolutely Fabulous 9.40 The Glass House 10.10 At The Movies 10.40 Lateline 11.15 Lateline Business 11.40 Teachers 12.40 Plumpton High Babies 1.10 Deadly Enemies 2.05 MOVIE (Pop Always Pays)(G) 3.25 National Press Club Address

5.25 Japanese News; 6.00 UEFA Champions League; 8.25 Mandarin News; 8.55 Spanish News; 9.20 Das Journal; 9.55 Russian News; 10.30 Greek News; 11.30 Arabic News; 12.05 Indonesian News; 12.30 Business Report; 1.00 Chinese News; 1.25 Italian News; 2.00 Das Journal; 2.30 Filipino News; 3.00 Food Lovers Guide To Australia; 3.30 Simply Ming; 4.00 Toyota World Sport; 4.30 The Journal; 5.00 Jim Lehrer. 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News Australia 7.00 Toyota World Sport 7.30 Food Lovers Guide To Australia 8.00 The Lifestyle Experts 8.30 Dateline 9.00 World News Australia 10.00 MOVIE (Grazia’s Island)(M) 11.40 MOVIE (Your Next Life)(M) 1.30 Babyfather





5.30 Sunrise; 8.30 Raggs; 9.00 Hot Auctions; 9.30 Sons And Daughters; 10.00 2006 Men’s Australian Open Golf; 3.30 Go Go Stop; 4.00 Seven News; 4.30 M*A*S*H; 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Seven News 6.00 Today Tonight 6.30 Home And Away 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 7.30 My Name Is Earl 8.00 Bones 9.00 The Amazing Race 10.00 Family Guy 11.00 Stargate Atlantis 12.00 Lost 1.00 Power Rangers 1.25 Ben Affleck 1.35 Passions 2.30 Guthy-Renker Australia 3.30 NBC Today


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Careers in resources The resources industry is diverse with employment opportunities across a range of companies working in: minerals exploration; mining and processing; oil and gas exploration; extraction and processing; power generation, transmission and distribution including geothermal and wind energy. Opportunities exist for trades qualified people and university graduates. The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy reports that over the next fifteen years up to 25,000 people will be required to support the resources industry either directly or indirectly. Skills in demand will include: accountants, boilermakers, crane drivers, chemical engineers, drillers, diesel fitters, earth-moving plant operators, environmental engineers, environmental scientists, electrical engineers, electrical fitters, electricians, electronics technicians, geologists, exploration geophysicists, instrument technicians, information technology specialists, managers, machinists, mechanics, mining engineers, metallurgical engineers, mechanical fitter and turners, mechanical engineers, petroleum geoscientists, petroleum engineers, riggers, scaffolders, surveyors, toolmakers and welders. The benefit of a career in the resources

Listings in the Workplace Training Schedule are free. Forward your information to sales@ themonitor. or call Heather on 8671 2683

industry is that skills and experience are usually transferable across the industry from company to company and location to location including overseas. No other industry has such a diversity of careers and there are opportunities for all people whether they are entering into a career for the first time, changing career directions, professionals, trades people and semi skilled workers Here are a few avenues to find out more about potential job opportunities and careers in the resources industry. TAFE SA and Adelaide University Faculty of Engineering (Mining Engineering) re diploma and degree courses. Information on apprenticeships and traineeships for school leavers and mature age workers can be obtained from Career Employment Group, Business SA Australia Apprenticeship Centre, MAS National, Adelaide Employment Centre and Statewide Training Group. People currently employed or who are prospective employees are recommended to contact the following companies, Skilled, Integrated Group, Complete Personal, Cream of the Crop, Rexco People, Broadspectrum, Chandler McLeod and BHP Billiton.

WORKPLACE TRAINING SCHEDULE InService Inspection and Testing Electrical Equipment (Appliance Test and Tag)

Wednesday November 22 and Thursday November 23 $125.00 To enrol contact Jodie at TAFE SA on 8671 9070 (limited places available)


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Finance Officer Full Time/Part time Permanent Position Roxby Downs Outback Landscaping and Supplies operates a retail garden centre and contract landscaping and requires the services of an experienced Finance Ofcer Able to work in a busy environment, the position would ideally suit a mature organised individual with a demonstrated solid account background and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of customers, suppliers, contractors etc.

Roxby Districts Football Club Seek applications for • Senior Coach • Senior Players • Support Staff For the 2007 season. Expressions of Interest to: The Secretary Roxby Districts Sporting Club PO Box 235 Roxby Downs 5725 15roxbyfootyclub161106

Working in close liaison with the company’s accountant and reporting directly to the Directors, duties will include but not be limited to:Accounts Receivable/Payable Payroll – using MYOB and or Cash Flow Wages Manager • • • • •

Billing of Landscape Services and Supplies Stock Ordering and Reconciliation Banking and EFT Compiling BAS Records for Accountant Internal Records Management

Initial enquiries can be directed to the Director, George Giakoumis on 0429 300 041

Alliance One Credit Union is a progressive, member owned financial cooperative serving regional South Australia with its Head Office in Whyalla and established Financial Management Centres in Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs and Clare and a member base throughout the State. We are seeking an enthusiastic, professional and sales focused Area Manager to join our team at the Roxby Downs branch. Reporting to the Retail Services Manager, you will be part of the management structure of the Credit Union and have the responsibility to achieve growth, sales and service goals/targets for the Roxby Downs branch. Major responsibilities of the role will include: • Management, coaching and leadership of a dynamic sales and service team • Undertaking lending and related tasks to service member needs • Establishing and maintaining strong community, business and member relationships • Identification and development of new markets for the Credit Union • Promotion and awareness of the Credit Union brand The successful applicant will desirably have previous experience in a financial/lending institution or similar. Well developed PC skills and excellent time management skills are essential. There is also a need to be able to demonstrate: • A sound understanding of relevant financial industry legislation • A high standard of interpersonal and communication skills • Initiative and flexibility to work within a changing environment • The ability to plan and implement strategies to maintain and improve processes within the Credit Union A current driver’s licence is essential for the position. This position offers excellent working conditions and benefits. A salary will be offered that will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience. If you are highly motivated with the necessary drive and skills to meet the expectations of this position then we encourage you to apply by sending your written application and resume to:

Written applications outlining qualications and experience and including names and contact numbers of three referees should be addressed to:The Directors Blu Jabiru P/L PO Box 81 Magill SA 5072

Human Resources Manager, Alliance One Credit Union Ltd P O Box 378, WHYALLA SA 5600 or email: Applications close Wednesday 29th November 2006


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PUBLIC NOTICES LEARN TO FLY Roxby Downs Aero Club, phone Ben Hammond 0407 974 002, Jim Spring 0417 867 812 or Phil Goldsworthy 0417 810 494.

itor Advertising in The Mon Want to advertise your business in the Far North region? Call Heather Carey on 8671 2683 to discuss a package that will suit your advertising needs.

Antique & Household Removals Local, Interstate & Country Storage & Delivery Specialists

Ph: 0427 716 173 Roxby Downs ! Pt Augusta ! Pt Pirie

Church Times Andamooka Catholic Church Sunday 11am first and third Sunday of every month St Barbara’s Catholic Church Roxby Downs Saturday evening 6pm Sunday morning 9am Roxby Downs Christian Community Church Sunday 10am St Michael’s Catholic Church, Woomera Sunday 5pm All denominations welcome Andamooka Community Church Sunday 2pm Roxby Downs Lutheran Church Sunday 10.30am and Sunday School – 9.30am Desert Springs Church Sunday 10.00am at the Roxby Downs TAFE College.

YOUR LOCAL DIRECTORY Red Dunes Scrapbooking From the Desert to the Sea

Ph: 8671 1234 Fax: 8671 2823 Mob: 0407 711 234

21 Gosse Street, Roxby Downs SA BLD - 173944

Providing a complete service: ! General Repairs ! Carpentry ! Plumbing ! Electrical ! Painting

! Fencing ! Cabinetmaking ! Gastting ! Carpet/Vinyl ! Refrigeration

Do you want to see your business advertised here? Then phone Heather on 8671 2683 and book your spot now!

we have all your scrapping needs!

Contact Jane on 8688 4252 (Eyre Peninsula) or Vienessa 0417 753 597 (Far North SA)

Your local Seafood Provider!

For all your lending, investment, insurance, nancial planning & everyday banking needs. Visit us in Tutop Street, call 8671 2555 or explore


• Spiders • Mice • Termites

• Flies • Mozzies

• Ants • Cockroaches

(inc. full termite insurance and accreditation) Fully licensed with SA Health Commission – Lic. No. 200453365

Phone Stuart or cherie 8671 3343 or 0427 280 291 Page 22 – Thursday, November 16, 2006

Please contact Tara Edmunds your local supplier on 0427 024 014 or Place order before Tuesday for delivery Friday after 10am. All C.O.D. Freight & Packaging extra 80c p/kg or Filled Foam box $10.00 Some stock always on hand. No order to big or too small. Delivery within Roxby FREE!

Creative Trims & Craft

Phone 8671 0153

24 Curdimurka Street

For all your Quilting needs • Embroidery • Ribbons • Beads • Laces • Haberdashery •PFAFF Machines & accessories Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. 9.30am to 2.30pm Closed Wednesday or phone for an appointment

landscaping & S U P P L I E S Cnr Olympic Way & Callana Road Roxby Downs

Ph 8671 0131 / Fax 8671 0088


WE EXCHANGE, SELL & BUY Paperback Novels, Comics Selected Magazines Mon - Thurs 9.00am - 5.00pm Friday 9.00am - 7.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 1.30pm 22-24 Twin Street Adelaide SA 5000


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Olympic Dam 199 all out defeated Wanderers 164 all out Olympic Dam won the toss and elected to bat but found themselves in early trouble at 3/33 as Damian Smith took three with the new ball. Darren Leonard made a patient 16, Woolford a rapidfire half century and Nichols 46 not out as OD steadied the ship and finished with 199 for their innings. For the seriously undermanned Swaggies, Andrew Bennett picked up four wickets down the order as well as running out the unfortunate Greg Roberts when he dropped a return chance and the ball hit the stumps at the bowler’s end. In reply Wanderers got off to a flying start with Ryan Briggs and Michael Skull putting on 74 in good time. However, Botes replaced Roberts who went down with a serious calf injury and removed Skull, Smith and Brett Thompson to slow the batting progress. With Briggs holing out to Adrian Harris for 51 and Bennett to Woolford - both scalps to Hoffmann, Wanderers had slumped to 5/105. Stubborn resistance (and the odd slice of luck) by Damien Condon and Les Rochester lifted the tally but the run rate eventually became too much. Paul Kemp finished the innings with a hat-trick as the Swaggies made it to 164. Wanderers bowling: Smith 7-0-3/38, Thompson 82-2/39, Condon 6.3-0-1/41, Briggs 7.3-1-1/29, Bennett 7.3-1-4/27, Robertse 2-0-0/17, Luke 1-0-0/5. OD batting: Wellington 3, Prior 8, Leonard 16, Botes 12, Woolford 51, Nichols n/o 46, Kemp 17, Roberts 7, Field 17, Harris 1, Hoffmann 0. Wanderers batting: Briggs 51, Skull 35, Smith 1, Thompson 8, Bennett 1, Condon 36, Rochester 17, Luke 1, Roberts 0, Blake 0n/o. Olympic Dam bowling: Roberts 2.2-0-0/5, Field 5-00/30, Woolford 2.4-0-0/21, Botes 8-1-3/25, Hoffmann 8-0-2/35, Kemp 7-0-3/32, Harris 6-0-1/15.

Above: Toby Chesson dribbling past his opponent.

Rogues 4/183 defeated Woomera 9/168 In the day nighter at Woomera, Rogues took on the Redbacks, who won the toss and batted. The Woomera innings started poorly with Wally Broome bowled for a duck by Goldfinch but a steady partnership between Pillar and Staines put some much needed runs on the board. After Pillar was removed, Staines was joined by Clark and the pair shared a healthy partnership. Once it was broken, a number of wickets fell rapidly and Wyatt found himself with a hat-trick opportunity. Woomera survived their allotted 40 overs and capitalised on some sloppy fielding to make a respectable 9/168. A fired-up Wyatt went out with the intention of slaying the bowlers and it showed – he belted 22 runs before nicking a ball back onto his stumps. At the other end Travis Uma had started quietly but with immaculate timing succeeded in hitting some lovely fours, before upping the ante and putting a couple over the fence for six – eventually hitting 67 before holing out to long on. Tudich went down with a hamstring injury and was duly run out, bringing Stuart Deed to the crease for the last time (sorry Yogi – I did give you the wrong dates!). Ever the shaky starter, potential catches flew from the bat as quickly as the bowlers could bowl them but luckily all found their way to the ground. The loss of Uma and then Clafton – the latter bowled by an in-swinging Ingold gem – briefly slowed Rogues but they hauled in the total with six overs to spare. With lady luck again on his side and no Pillar bowling, Deed was able to compile 63 not out.

Above: Members of the Roxby Downs Swim Club practicing at the Leisure Centre pool.

Above: Kain Zeptner takes a shot during a recent game of basketball.

Summer tennis results

The 2006-07 summer tennis season is now under way. In the opening two rounds of competition, all matches have been keenly fought. While teams have been selected for the summer season, people who are interested in playing should contact Roger Scholefield (ph 8671 1221), as there is often a need for a fill-in player. The Roxby Downs Tennis Club is also pleased to announce that it is able to offer coaching for interested juniors during November and will continue the coaching sessions next year. For the rest of November, coaching sessions are being held on Thursday afterWoomera batting: Pillar 33, Broome 0, Staines 35, noons. Interested players should contact Foster 25, Clark 40n/o, Payne 8, McDonald 0, Roger Scholefield. Blatchford 0, Gore 3n/o, Allchurch 0. Rogues bowling: Trotta 8-0-2/32, Goldfinch 8-1-1/24, Garland 8-0-2/24, Kaminski 8-0-0/52, Wyatt 8-0-3/27. Woomera bowling: Clark 8-2-2/37, Blatchford 93-1/53, McDonald 7-0-0/32, Payne 7-0-0/33, Ingold 4-0-1/25. The Roxby Downs Golf Club Winter Rogues batting: Wyatt 24, Uma 67, Tudich 4, Deed 63n/ Season’s ITT Flygt Closing Day Ambrose o, Clafton 5, Trotta 10n/o. was a great success on Saturday, October 21. It was played in perfect golfing weather with an early 9am start. A total of 36 players contested the event, with players ranging from ladies, beginners, sponsors and regular golfers – it was great to see. Some excellent scores were achieved during the event, none better than the overall winners - Tony Brand, Lucky Hepeta, Graham Neilson and Robin Passmore recording the lowest Ambrose score of the year - Nett 52.125. Many thanks go to all of the people who helped throughout the 2006 season and to all of the Sponsors who made the events possible. If we didn’t have them we would not have a golf course in Roxby Downs.

Results of Round 1 and 2 Matches Round 1 November 3 Wombats 5 sets, 38 games defeated Echidnas 3 sets, 33 games November 4 Platypuses 6 sets, 44 games defeated Possums 2 sets, 28 games Round 2 November 10 Wombats 5 sets, 42 games defeated Platypuses 3 sets, 38 games November 11 Echidnas 5 sets, 34games defeated Possums 3 sets, 29 games

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Above: Glenn Bassett (Chocie Soldiers) shooting past Todd Paull (Woolves) THE MONITOR – Your Community Newspaper

Kerrin “Bunny” Dryburgh, Robert Paxton and Nick Teare - 63 Nett, 54.125. Third: Tony Holbrook, John Freeman, Andrew Wellington and Peter Elliott – 67, Nett 55. Ladies Winners: Julie Darling, Andrea Freeth, Rachel Williams and Jane Jones - Nett 74.25. Novelties: NAGA (worst score): - Tom Vandyk, Damien Condon, Owen Gallpen and Chris Jeffrey. First Card In: Tom Vandyk, Damien Condon, Owen Gallpen and Chris Jeffrey. Long Drive: Div1: Graham Neilson, Div2: Lucky Hepeta, Ladies: Jane Jones. Nearest To Pin: Div1: Dougal MacLeod, Div2: Ryan Briggs. Coming up: Saturday, November 18, is the Roxby Downs Golf Club Presentation Night at the Tavern 6:30pm. Also Sunday, November 19, is the Roxby Overall Winners: Tony Brand, Lucky Golf Club AGM at the Golf Club at 10am Hepeta, Graham Neilson and Robin during which will be drawing the final Membership draws for 2006 (MUST GO Passmore – 63, Nett 52.125. Runners Up: Mark “Horrie” Dillon, OFF) so don’t miss out!

Netball results Wednesday, November 8 Ladies Blue Jays 30 defeated IVS - Phoenix Flames 29 Tangos 42 defeated Miners 25 Gecko Girls defeated Cruisers by forfeit Mixed Bowheelers 40 defeated Hillbillies 15 Alle Katz 27 defeated Dudes ‘n’ Divas 14 Bunyips 44 defeated Destroyers 21

Volleyball results Monday, November 13 A Grade Benders defeated Prophets, 2 – 1, Best player: Simon Parker Phoenix defeated Volleyroos, 3 – 1, Kate Scott B Grade Hornridge defeated Tigers, 3 – 1, Ryan Briggs Apprentices defeated Block It, 4 – 1, Nigel Burton

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Reds surge to victory The indoor soccer competition finished up last Thursday night in a hotly contested match between Reds and Buffalo Soldiers. Reds opened the scoring with a Nick Fernandez strike early in match, which was followed late in the first half by another Reds goal, giving them a two-nil lead going into the second half. However, Buffalo Soldiers is an extremely experienced unit and fought back strongly in the second half with two goals, the second with a little assistance from the goal keeper. This left scores tied at the end of regular time and forced some quick thinking from the organising committee of Dave Kovac and Kenton Maloney.

Above: The winning team Greg Weltner, Sean Johnson, Tom Walker-Symonds and Dave Lambert (back), Brad Haliman and Nick “Wog” Fernandez (front).

The decision was made to play two five-minute halves under “golden goal” rules and the action was thick, fast and physical. It was the Reds who were making all the play – their younger players streaming down the wings when the ball went forward and putting pressure on the Buffalo Soldiers’ defensive players. Nearing the end of the first five minutes Brad Haliman looped the ball directly in front of the goal to the waiting Tom Walker-Symonds who pounced on the opportunity to volley the ball past the Soldiers’ keeper and win the match. It was an excellent way to complete the season and attracted a strong crowd – many of whom were supporting Reds.

Above: Drew von Thien (grey) attempts to get around Dave Lambert (red) during the indoor soccer grand final.

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