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By Vanessa Switala eet Jimmy the joey, who was recently rescued from the pouch of his unfortunate mother after an altercation with a truck.

The truck driver found Jimmy after searching the pouch, and then delivered him into the safe hands of a local resident who had previous ‘roo-rearing’ experience.

Arid Recovery has recently had an increase in calls regarding injured or abandoned wildlife, and said some people were unaware of what to do when finding these animals, which could include road kill or even lizards who might have had a nasty introduction to the family dog. Arid Recovery’s Education and Community Officer, Hannah Spronk said in Jimmy the Joey’s case, the local resident was now raising Jimmy with the support of a representative from Fauna Rescue SA. “At the moment we at Arid Recovery don’t actually have the training or the permits to care for wildlife. A joey is just like a real baby, needing to be fed every few hours, so takes up quite a bit of time,” she said. Ms Spronk said it was lucky Jimmy was found straight away. “We were lucky that Jimmy was well developed - he had fur and could stand on his legs,” she explained. Arid Recovery are glad to hear locals are doing the right thing and checking for young, and want information to be available for residents if they find an orphaned joey or other injured wildlife. There are three main principles that should be followed when working with animals, as they go into shock in a stressful situation. It is important to ensure the animal is kept warm. Arid Recovery advise, “placing it in an old pillow case, wrapping it in a towel or similar and holding it against your body is the best way to warm them.” Direct heat should never be applied to the animal such as an unwrapped hot water bottle as it may burn them. Arid Recovery also recommends keeping the animal’s surrounds dark. This will reduce their stress. This can be done by turning off lights and covering their head loosely with a blanket. Noise should also be kept to a minimum. “Try and find a room away from prying eyes for them to recover in,” directs Arid Recovery. “As exciting as it can be for children, try to keep them away from the animal. Their squeals of excitement can be stressful.” A mammal’s milk is designed specifically to provide babies with the nutrients they need. If cow’s milk is given to joeys it can give them diarrhoea which can ultimately lead to death. Food substitutes and milk can often be purchased from veterinary clinics. Ms Spronk said, “Fauna Rescue of South Australia help out hundreds of sick and injured animals, from snakes and lizards, to birds, kangaroos and anything else native.” “If you do rescue injured wildlife, the best thing to do is give them a call or visit their website www.faunarescue.org.au. They are a wealth of knowledge and are happy to assist until you can get the animal to your closest carer.” “But one look into the eyes of a joey and you may not want to give them up - remember they get much bigger,” explained Ms Spronk. Permits to keep rescued wildlife are relatively easy to obtain. A Rescue Permit is all that is required for the first animal which is taken in. This can be organised by calling the DEWNR Fauna Permit Unit on 08 8124 4972. “It is important to check for young in pouches, and ensure native wildlife receives help. Unfortunately, not all individuals can be saved, but by making sure that wildlife gets to a carer or responsible person as quickly as possible, you reduce their possible suffering.”


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he Roxby Downs Business Awards could include more categories next year following the success of the inaugural event held recently.

Organisers have urged more businesses to nominate and become involved with the organising body – the Business Forum Executive Steering Committee (BFESC) and help the awards grow in future years. Committee Chairperson Laura Trotter said the initial five categories of Small, Medium and Large Business, plus Most Outstanding and Most Popular Business, were just the beginning. “Nineteen businesses nominated themselves for awards (and) around 300 votes were cast in the most popular category,” Mrs Trotta said. “Considering this is the first year the awards have been run, the BFESC were very happy with the response from the local business community.” Businesses were asked to nominate themselves to win one of the Small, Medium, Large and Outstanding Awards. A BFESC panel of three, non-voting and non-business members, judged the awards according to things like business growth, community giving, innovation, equal opportunities and sustainability. Community members voted for the Most Popular Award out of the businesses nominated – which was awarded to Autopro with 300 votes this year. Mrs Trotta said recent comments posted on social media that some businesses had not received enough information about the nomination and voting process were unfortunate. “Each of the small, medium, large and most outstanding awards were judged by an independent panel of three, selected by the BFESC, which included non-voting members of the BFESC. The panel was closely chosen to avoid potential or actual conflicts of interest,” she said. “The event was lucky enough to receive generous media sponsorships from RoxFM and The Monitor. Information and instructions on where to get forms was on high rotation advertising on radio, and was printed on two front page advertisements in The Monitor. Posters were also displayed on all the poster boards around town.” Mrs Trotta said. Several emails were also sent direct to businesses on the Business and Cultural Development email database. Mrs Trotta said feedback from the business community on future categories for the award would be considered, and could include categories for more business sectors in future years. This could include micro or home based businesses. Roxby Downs is home to several home-based businesses including massage, accounting and party planning. “(This year) award categories were carefully chosen after reviewing those used in similar sized towns in our region. The BFESC decided for its first year to have a smaller number of broader categories, rather than specific categories (such as tourism, hospitality) to encourage as many businesses as possible,” she said. Roxby Downs Business and Cultural Development Consultant Vivienne Holloway urged more business people to be involved with the BFESC and the event in the future. “I’d urge everyone who does have great ideas to join a local community organisation and put the ideas to good use,” Ms Holloway said.

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Local couple Hayley and Brendan Hill were married at Mount Lofty on Saturday, October 20. Both are originally from the Riverland but are now living in Roxby.

“It’s really important you stay in the loop … and you can do this by making sure you have your email address on my database. I send out information and opportunities as they arrive.” “With over 200 businesses in town, this database, aside from word of mouth, local media and poster advertising, is the only way I can get information out to everyone.” She said local media was also a key source of information. “The business awards, like pretty much every event in Roxby Downs, was planned and run by a group of hard-working volunteers... they have busy jobs and children and lives too, but they recognise that if they want a great town to live in, then they need to put in. “All local committees and organisations, I know, are always looking for people to join them to bring in new ideas.” BELOW: Roxby Downs Business and Cultural Development Consultant Vivienne Holloway.

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mall Business Commissioner Mike Sinkunas and Deputy Commissioner Frank Zumbo travelled to Roxby Downs last week to congratulate winners of the inaugural Roxby Downs Business Awards. Minister for Small Business Tom Koutsantonis was meant to attend the casual event last Friday, but was unable due to a manufacturing announcement in Adelaide. It was the second time the minister cancelled a local visit within a week, after also withdrawing from the opening address at the recent business awards gala event. Mr Koutsantonis stated he regretted not being able to attend. “Some unforeseen business meant I needed to remain in Adelaide,” Mr Koutsantonis said. “I cannot stress just how important your town is to our State’s future - it’s a showcase for regional development, and that’s thanks in no small part to hard-working business owners and operators such as those of you recognised for your efforts at the (Business Awards) Gala Dinner,” he said. He acknowledged the five major category winners. “You represent diverse industry sectors - from manufacturing and retail to automotive, hardware and engineering services and you all play such a crucial role in supporting the community established here to take advantage of jobs in our resources sector. “Again, I sincerely apologise for not being with you … but please accept my congratulations on your continued success and thank you for the important contribution you are making to South Australia and the Far North. “I look forward to coming to Roxby Downs very soon.” Mr Koutsantonis is also the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade. Due to the car parts manufacturer Autodom Limited closing last Thursday and 400 jobs at plants in Victoria and South Australia being suspended, Mr Koutsantonis was again unable to attend the Friday event. Mr Koutsantonis said he needed to be part of negotiations to ensure the Autodom automotive plant in Adelaide would re-open to supply Holden manufacturers at Elizabeth. It was originally planned that Mr Koutsantonis would provide the opening speech of the Roxby Downs Business awards on Saturday, November 27 but was again unable to attend due to a “conflicting commitment.” The Monitor has been told it will be informed when a new date for a visit is organised. Business and Cultural Development Consultant for Roxby Downs, Vivienne

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ABOVE: Back- Laura Trotta, Deputy Commissioner Frank Zumbo, Small Business Commissioner Mike Sinkunas, Leigh Malcolm, Craig Sumsion, John Stretton, Gavin Chater and Bill Boehm. Front- Kath Messner, Kylie Piper, Jess Dowd, Vivienne Holloway and Sasha Yantewo.

Holloway said she is sure Mr Koutsantonis will visit Roxby when he has the chance. “Roxby Downs is a key asset in the State’s mining future, not just in terms of Olympic Dam, it is key to making the whole of the Gawler Craton a workable asset for South Australia. I’m certain Minister Koutsantonis recognises this, as Premier Weatherill does, and that he will invest time in the community of Roxby Downs in the near future.” Mr Sinkunas and Mr Zumbo have recently undertaken three weeks of regional tours to Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Whyalla, West Coast, Riverland, and the South East. Mr Sinkunas said the Small Business Commission helped businesses in a variety of ways. “If there is a business to business dispute, it might be a business in Roxby Downs with an issue with a business in Adelaide or in other parts of Australia, we help out with anything with your local council, and also any State Government agency,” he explained. Mr Sinkunas said from 2,000 enquiries regarding business to business disputes the Small Business Commission has had 270 cases with just under 50 have been country based issues. Mr Sinkunas said the livelihood of local communities are their small businesses. “If I go down to the local sporting area, anywhere in South Australia, the signs I’ll see on the fence of the footy oval, or the netball court will be small businesses of that town, supporting their town,” he said. Mr Sinkunas said businesses in Roxby Downs were very well presented. “Retail around South Australia, we have found it’s pretty difficult. Here, businesses that we have spoken to (have said) times aren’t fantastic for them but they’re doing okay.” The Office of the Small Business Commissioner deals with any business to business dispute, some involving multiple parties, and State or local Government to business type disputes. For assistance call the Office of the Small Business Commissioner on toll free 1800 072 722, visit www.sasbc. sa.gov.au or email sasbc@sa.gov.au.

Charges laid for criminal assault and trespass

n Wednesday, October 31, a 29-year-old woman from Roxby Downs was reported for two counts of assault as a result of an incident on the October 7, at the Roxby Downs Club. She will appear at the Roxby Downs Magistrates Court at a later date. On Thursday, November 1, a young woman was arrested for Aggravated Assault and a young man was arrested

for Aggravated Serious Criminal Trespass. An adult male and female were also arrested for Aggravated Assault and Aggravated Serious Criminal Trespass. All those arrested are in relation to incidents that occurred on September 4 and 5. Each person was granted bail to appear in the Roxby Downs Magistrates Court on December 5.

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he Roxby Downs Community Christmas Pageant will be held on December 1 this year and promises not to disappoint.

The Rotary Club of Roxby District trialled holding the pageant earlier last year, and found there was a much larger crowd due to the later school break-up. Residents and businesses can become involved in the pageant by entering a float or a stall. All sporting clubs, community groups and residents are encouraged to become involved by registering as a participant. Celebrations will commence at 7pm with the float parade followed by the arrival of Santa. A choir performance will be held on stage from 7.30pm until 8pm with the band Mr Buzzy taking the stage at 8.15pm until midnight. Rotary Club of Roxby District member Leigh Malcolm said, “The band has been here before and they’re fantastic!” Mr Buzzy is a talented four piece act with an urban edge and definite vibe for fun. The Adelaide based band play a broad selection of pop, RnB, dance, top hits and crowd pleasing favourites. Follow them on Facebook and feel the buzz. Rotary hope for more floats to be involved this year as there is no cost involved to have either a float or stall set up all night as long as it is registered. Mr Malcolm said the Roxby Downs Community Pageant is such a successful event because it is family friendly. “It’s a great way to catch up with friends, family, say farewells and to celebrate the year,” he explained. “It is very well organised and a great way to start the run-up to Christmas celebrations.” Mr Malcolm added, “It’s a secure family environment where everyone can enjoy themselves from all ages.” Mr Malcolm said the number one attraction of the event is Father Christmas. “You can register your child at the Nextra Newsagent to receive a gift package and have their photo taken with Father Christmas,” he said. Register a float or stall at Raine and Horne or Roxby Hourglass Jewellers by filling in the forms below.

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Hooray for the recent Business Gala Awards and congratulations to all of the worthy winners. Just another example of the hard work and dedication by locals to organise it. What a great way to recognise the contribution local businesses play in our small community. Roxby Lover The recent Pink Ladies Golf Day was a fantastic day out. Hilarious! And all for a good cause too. Hooter Good one Tom Koutsantonis. Cancelled at the last minute for our gala awards – then cancelled again the week after. Aren’t you supposed to be the Minister for Small Business and the Minister for Mineral Resources? We don’t really care if you had some big meeting to be at in the city. What about your country constituents? Take a look at your books - Olympic Dam is still a major contributor to SA – expansion or not. When are you EVER going to visit? Unimpressed

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he National Resources Sector Workforce Strategy (NRSWS) is a Federal Government plan to address the skills and labor needs of the resources sector. The strategy aims to assist the resources sector to meet its increasing demand for skilled labor, maintain national momentum on addressing skills shortages, and further build Australia’s productive capacity. As part of this plan the Federal Government has, this year, funded 13 projects for government and industry partnerships with a total of $6.9 million for pilot programs to build the capacity of the training sector to increase the number of trades people and professionals

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for the resources and construction sectors. These programs include: Australian Council of Engineering Deans, awarded $411,000 to develop, trial and evaluate guidelines for more effective industry-linked projects in engineering degrees to improve students industry understanding. Australian Drilling Institute, awarded $782,000 to develop innovative, flexible and digital learning programs for the drilling sector, including a pilot of alternative apprenticeship training utilising blended delivery strategies, to address labor shortages of drillers in the coal, mineral and on shore gas operations. Australian Mines and Metals

Association (AMMA) awarded $720,000 for the AMMA skills connect program which will improve workforce planning, encourage displaced workers to move into the resource industry, and engage with Job Services Australia to connect job seekers, employers and trainers. Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) awarded $420,000 for the AWRA E-Mentoring Program which will develop online tools, content and support to provide an e-mentoring program to help increase retention of women in the resources sector. Challenger Institute of Technology awarded $82,472 for an Interactive learning model allowing

remote access to ACEPT process plant. The project will develop a real time interactive training model that will allow geographically dispersed students to access and operate the ACEPT process plant. (ACEPT is a full scale process plant for training inside a university). EE-Oz Training Standards awarded $1,017,600 for targeting emerging technology and associate skills demands. This project will develop digital support tools for new skill sets in Training Packages for new technology and processes, to update training support for electrical/electronic trades. Hunter Valley Training Compa-

ny awarded $350,000 for a mobile training unit program which will pilot mobile digital learning program to train apprentices and support indigenous employment. TAFE New South Wales North Coast Institute M-Learning tools for trades awarded $53,652 to work with employers to develop an ‘app’ that delivers skill set learning content to trainees on the job. TOLL Mining Services awarded $306,477 for a remote access interactive learning program which will pilot mobile delivery of Certificate III on the job to licensed drivers supporting the resources sector, to demonstrate industry (and regulator) acceptance of this training approach.

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Remembrance Day service will be held this Sunday to remember those who fought and died in war and armed conflicts for our country. The Roxby Downs Service of Remembrance will be held at the RSL (Returned Services League) Community Memorial on Richardson Place at 10.30am on Sunday, November 11. Every year poppies are sold and worn by Australians as a symbol of Remembrance to those who sacrificed so much for the nation. The funds raised by the 2012 RSL Poppy Appeal are used to help those in need including serving and

former members of the Australian Defence Forces and their dependents. Merchandise in support of the Poppy Appeal can be purchased from the Roxby Hourglass Jewellers and official RSL sellers and participating outlets. A barbeque will be supplied by Sodexo after the service for those involved. Remembrance Day, which is also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day, is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember members of armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Hostilities formally ended on the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month in accordance

with the Armistice, signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. Poppies bloomed across some of the battlefields of Flanders in World War I. At 11am one minute’s silence is observed and the “Last Post” is traditionally played by a bugler. Remembrance Day is a time when people can pay their respects to the substantial number of soldiers who died in battle.

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n the11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month an armistice (an agreement to stop fighting) was signed in 1918 that silenced the guns on the battlefields of Europe marking the end of World War I. A war that witnessed over 37 million military and civilian casualties and over 16 million deaths, this conflict ranks as one of the bloodiest conflicts the human race has ever experienced. Australia, with a population at that time of only 4.5 million people, experienced 61,966 military deaths. It is little wonder then, the catchphrase “the war to end all wars”, was coined in the hope that the world would never again have to experience the loss of nearly a whole generation of its peoples. In retrospect the phrase is idealistic and as we know many a bloody conflict has been fought and horrified the world in the years that followed. Arguably, the majority of conflicts since that time have been fought to preserve democracy and to save us from those who would oppress or terrorise us. However, to continue living the lifestyle that we now enjoy, in one of the luckiest countries on the planet, means that certain sacrifices by certain people had to be made, and will have to be made. I’m talking about those who have committed themselves to serving our country in many parts of the world, at this very moment in time and in the past . Protecting such things as my right to have this article published, without fear of being imprisoned, shot or having my family deported, in other words I have freedom of speech. I also have the freedom to practice my religion, my way of life, bring up my family in the relative safety of my community and to live by the laws of this land in peace and harmony without fear of constant retribution of a regime that would be intolerant of anything that doesn’t reward its ability to oppress. This is because Australia’s service men and women, forever vigilant, forever keeping the faith, have throughout our nations young history have committed themselves to fighting for the equal and inalienable rights of all Australians. Our freedoms however do and have come at a price and amongst the many sacrifices that have been made by men and women both civilian and military is – “The Ultimate Sacrifice.” That is why Armistice Day, ,the 11th day the 11th hour of the 11th month, renamed Remembrance Day by the Australian government in 1946, brings all Australians together to remember those who have died in service; for their fellow countrymen, their mates and the Australian way of life. Remembrance Day is an opportunity for us as a community to privately and publicly acknowledge those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and our unique way of life. So I ask you as a fellow Australian, that, during the one minute silence, to think of them, though you may not know their names. I ask you to remember, that by lifting your thoughts in thanks to the few who shed their blood for the many; allows their spirits to live forever youthful, forever blessed and never forgotten. Lest we forget.

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Western Barred Bandicoots are small animals, with a pointed nose and ears that poke up. They have light grey to brown fur that covers their bodies. They get their name because they have two or three bars of dark fur across their back. It has a white belly and a small tail. It kind of looks like a bigger version of a mouse.

Where do Western Bandicoots live?

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Unlike our bilbies and our bettongs, Western Barred Bandicoots do not dig warrens. Instead they make nests underneath piles of leaves and sticks. This is where they hide out during the day when it is hot, and where they can escape to if a predator is chasing them. Some bandicoots might only have one nest, or sometimes they might use a different nest each night.

What do Western Barred Bandicoots like to eat? They like to use their strong back legs to dig up the ground, looking for insects, spiders and worms. If they can’t find any of their favourite foods they will also eat seeds, roots, herbs and other small animals. They have a great sense of smell, being able to detect food up to 30cm underground.

How many babies do they have? They sometimes have two or three joeys at a time. The babies are born into a backwards facing pouch, so that it doesn’t fill up with dirt. They stay in here for up to 60 days before they leave, and spend time next to their mother.

Where did the Arid Recovery Western Barred Bandicoots come from? These bandicoots used to be found all across Australia, but cats and foxes found them easy prey, and they quickly disappeared. The bandicoots that we have at Arid Recovery originally came from Bernier Island, an island off the coast of Western Australia.

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he majority of Australians don’t think about their retirement as they assume that their superannuation or the pension will cover them when they stop work. “The sad facts are that most retirees are forced to survive on a meagre pension of around $350 per week and according to Westpac four out of five Aussies have used up all of their super by the time they are 70,” says John ‘Bushy’ Martin of successful local property investment and finance group CLEAR. If you want to retire on $50,000 per year for the rest of your life, you will need to accumulate at least $1 million in income producing assets, excluding your family home. “So if we don’t start providing for our future now, life is likely to be all dog food and baked beans in front of the telly once we stop work,” Bushy said. This sounds daunting, but clever local South Australia investment in property can help make it happen safely, easily and affordably by using time, the tenant and the tax man. Surprisingly, the average family with good stable income and equity can secure a brand new quality rental property for less than the cost of a carton of beer per week. In addition, a properly structured property portfolio can save thousands per year in tax and help you pay off your home loan years earlier. “We find that a lot of Australian families are interested in investing in property to secure their future but don’t know where to start and don’t have the time to do it,” Bushy said. As fiercely independent facilitators, the CLEAR Group have created a unique one stop complete service that helps clients with information, education, strategy development, financing and end to end project management to convert people’s property and retirement dreams into reality.  As active property investors, they walk their own talk and don’t suggest that investors do anything they are not prepared to do themselves.  “We deal with any bank and any builder anywhere to ensure our clients get the best possible solution. For hard working Australian’s who don’t have the time, we do it all for them.  Our accumulation by multiplication

Bushy from local investment property Clear will provide great investment advice for locals.

property portfolio formula continues to deliver great results.” The government is now giving investors a free $8,500 towards a new investment property and first home buyers can secure an additional $15,000. With property prices flat, interest rates low and strong economic growth continuing in South Australia, there has never been a better time to invest in good quality

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nthony Carberry appeared in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court last week but his case was adjourned after he did not have legal representation.

The 38-year-old from Salisbury North was arrested in relation to a crash earlier this year in the early hours of Friday, June 8. Police allege Carberry was driving a utility with a local 25-year-old man in the rear of the vehicle. It is alleged Carberry was braking and accelerating harshly which resulted in the man falling from the vehicle and sustaining serious injuries. The injured man from Roxby Downs was flown to Adelaide for treatment but later died in hospital as a result of his injuries. Carberry has been charged with Cause Death By Dangerous Driving, Leave Accident Scene After Causing Harm and Drive with Excess Blood Alcohol. Carberry’s bail is to continue until his next hearing at Port Augusta Magistrates Court on November 26, 2012. He has not yet entered a plea for any charges. www.themonitor.com.au

property locally. Lincoln Marshall and Bushy Martin of the CLEAR Group and other successful Roxby investors are happy to shout you a quick drink at 6.30pm on Tuesday, October 13 for an hour at PLANSure’s Roxby Serviced Offices, 20-22 Tutop Street, to show you how you can do it. Bushy said If you start early

enough and have plenty of time before you want to stop work, a few good quality properties can secure your future freedom. Taking some action now to secure property for less than the cost of a carton of beer per week could ensure you don’t end up being one of the sad majority of Australian retirees struggling to survive on a dog food diet.

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By Vanessa Switala

oxby Downs Area School Term Time Swimming was unfortunately cancelled last week due to a lack of trained swimming instructors. Year’s 3, 4, 7 and special education classes planned to have swimming lessons from November 5 to 9 and Year’s 5, 6 and special education had their swimming lessons scheduled for November 12 to 16. Principal of RDAS Kath Macalister said students undertook their first block of swimming in Term 1, but unfortunately there are not enough trained swimming

instructors to complete this block. “This is something we hope to see improved before the start of next year but I guess this will always be a problem when we have people leaving town taking their expertise with them,” she said. “I should make the point that Roxby Leisure is no more to blame for this situation than the school, as the employment of these staff is only for the blocks of swimming not as permanent employees of (the) school or Leisure Centre.” If you are a trained swimming instructor or would like to undertake training contact RDAS on 8671 0011.

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he Olympic Dam expansion delay will continue to affect South Australia’s already struggling economy, according to a recent CommSec report.

A BHP Billiton spokesperson told The Monitor, “Following the decision to review functional headcount at the asset, subject to employee consultation that will occur in the coming week, 30 positions are proposed to be made redundant.” “Like all parts of the business, Olympic Dam is continuing to focus on reducing our overheads, operating costs and non-essential expenditure to ensure we remain competitive.” BHP Billiton said there have been no decisions regarding further headcount reductions.

The State of the States quarterly report released recently stated South Australia was falling behind in economic growth, with Western Australian still sitting firmly in the drivers’ seat, with the Northern Territory close behind. South Australia ranked fifth in overall economic growth, following the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland in third and fourth place. “The decision by BHP Billiton not to proceed on the Olympic Dam expansion in the short term will affect momentum in the economy,” the report said. The report ranked SA one of the nation’s poorest overall performers across eight key economic in-

dicators: economic growth, retail spending, equipment investment, unemployment, construction work, population growth, housing finance and dwelling commencements. “Western Australia is still first or second on seven of the eight indicators, clearly well ahead of other state or territory economies,” it said. However, the Northern Territory was proving to be a major mover after overtaking the ACT this quarter, as it enjoyed the ongoing prowess from the Inpex natural gas project. “Western Australia leads the way on construction work, retail trade, population growth and equipment investment. “The next ranking in South Australia is fourth on population growth, but mostly it ranks fifth or sixth on most indicators and is weakest on dwelling starts.”

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Bill Boehm and Adrian Callisto at the Business Awards. At the Business Awards were The Monitor Office Manager Jody Gow-Smith, RoxFM Station Manager Julian Tregenza and The Monitor’s Managing Editor Gail Heritage.

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Australia is the best country in the world!

RIGHT: Manpreet, Noor, Preet and Amar Banga at their citizenship ceremony in Roxby Council last week.

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mar, Manpreet, Preet (7) and Noor (4) Banga moved to Australia four years ago and wouldn’t have it any other way. Migrating all the way from India was a big decision for Amar and his family, but the attraction of a high quality life was far too enticing. “We were very excited to come here although it was a big move for us,” Amar said last week. “Australia is one of the world’s most attractive places for a good quality of life,” he continued. “The growing economy of this country offers lots of opportunity for skilled migrants. “Good career opportunities, better living standards and quality of life were the reasons which attracted us to come here.” Amar, Manpreet and Preet lived in Adelaide for their first three and a half years in Australia, welcoming young Noor to the

family not long after relocating. Nine months ago, Amar was presented with the opportunity to work at Olympic Dam as an Electrical Engineer for Schneider Electrical and subsequently, Manpreet has taken up employment at the Roxby Downs Childcare Centre. While the Banga family are enjoying the benefits of living in Australia and Roxby Downs, the distance between family members is still hard. “We’ve been here for four years and it has been hard staying away from our families back in India but I’ve found new friends and new family here and that makes me feel so good,” Amar said. “I miss my friends, siblings and moreover my parents who live in India. I miss my parents a lot and want them to come here to live with us but because of balance of family test system they are not eligible to migrate here.” Amar explained the Balance

of Family test states parents of migrants can only move to Australia if majority of their children are already here, whereas he still has a brother and sister living in India. “Department of Immigration should rethink into this law and should be flexible in this matter,” he said. “Inviting parents to live with you should not be bounded and everyone should have this opportunity. It will give you a more balanced life.” Despite their disdain in missing family and friends, Amar maintains Australia’s high living standards, world class education and health systems, enjoyable climate and better quality of life helped the family love Australia as soon as they entered Adelaide Airport back in 2008. More so, the Roxby Downs community and array of facilities helps them love the town. “Roxby Downs is a good community, full of very inter-

esting and friendly people,” he said. “The town is equipped with all modern infrastructures and facilities like Roxby Leisure centre, oval, community library, auditorium, radio station, cinema and hospital. “Lots of community events always happen in the town that keeps the community busy and provides a platform to bring them together.” Now happy to call Australia home, Amar said he and his family plan to spend the rest of their lives here. “I’m so proud to become an Australian citizen,” he said. “This is a really special moment for me and my family. I remember the first time I stepped into this country and I had really good feelings coming to Australia. “I hope that I can contribute something myself to this wonderful country as the years pass.”

Frequently asked questions... Your top ten most common Roxby Council questions answered

What time is the dump open? 1pm until 6pm every day. What are the charges for the dump? For residential customers it is free. Do you do registration or licensing today? Yes, we do it Monday to Friday from 9am until 4:30pm. Can I get a motorbike licence? Yes, if you hold a South Australian licence with a Roxby Downs, Andamooka or Woomera address. Can I organise my gas with you? No, sorry. You need to call the local gas

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suppliers Origin Energy on 13 24 61. Why do I have to let you know that I have moved out of my house? This is so we can keep the electricity accounts current and up to date. Otherwise, you may end up paying for someone else’s electricity. What time are you open? 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday. Service SA operates from 9am until 4:30pm, five days a week. My letter says I can pay fines at a Service SA Centre, why can’t I pay fines here?

We are only an agency for Service SA, not a centre. Therefore, we are unable to accept fines. What is the population of Roxby Downs? At last count in the 2010 Census on June 30 of the same year, there were 4,478 persons living in Roxby Downs (2,600 males and 1,878 females). Do I have to pay the bond for electricity? Only if you are new customer and do not wish to take up the direct debit or auto-pay option.

LIBRARY Opening hours 8.30 to 5 pm weekdays 9.30 am to 12 noon Saturdays Telephone 8671 0660 • Fax 8671 1418 Email: roxbydowns.library@plain.net.au Library membership is free. Wide range of resources are available including books, DVDs, magazines and internet facilities. Toddler Story Time 9.30 am Tuesday and Thursday.

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Accounts are due for payment by Thursday, November 15, 2012.

inancial aid is available to those experiencing financial difficulty.

For information on Government concessions and free financial counselling services, visit the Government of South Australia’s website, www.sa.gov.au. Roxby Council encourages all customers to contact them immediately on (08) 8671 0010 if they are under financial stress.

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oxby Council would like to remind all vehicle drivers that the Service SA service offered is available five days a week from 9am until 4:30pm. As the Service SA Rural Service Agent, Roxby Council offers licence renewals, vehicle registration and transfers, driver licence, boat licence theory tests, personalised and custom registration plates and the sale of the driver’s handbook.

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Community Board Profile: Vicki Mason icki and her family have been in Roxby Downs for 22 years.

National Recycling week runs from November 12 -18

She is the Sales/Manager of Complete Pipe Systems at Olympic Dam, a position she has held for four years and also drives part time for Roxby Taxis. As well as being on the Community Board for the last five years, she is a member of various other committees such as the Roxby Downs and Andamooka ational Recycling Returned Services League, The Roxby Downs ComWeek is a national munity Club, Environment Forum, The Community program develGarden and plays an integral role in the local Neighoped and run by Planet bourhood Watch team.

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Ark in order to promote the value of recycling in reducing waste to landfill and recovering valuable resources. This program is gaining momentum every year and councils across the county play an integral part in it success, providing much of the programs on-ground, community-level recycling education and services functions. During February 2012, Roxby Council initiated its Kerbside Recycling Program which is managed by BSH Services. Its uptake has been successful; however it exhibits challenges with regard to viability and recycling success mainly due to sig-

nificant contamination of waste streams. The program will focus on further educating the community regarding what and how to recycle with a slogan of… “GO GREEN and KEEP IT CLEAN!”. This refers to the ‘Green’ act of Recycling and also keeping each of our waste streams ‘Clean’ of contamination. Our efforts in recycling can be hampered if contamination occurs, so keep your colour coded bins dedicated to the waste they are supplied for while also ensuring any recyclables derived from food items are “rinsed before recycled”. Keep your eyes on this area of the paper; the Community Library and the Community Board’s stall at Market Day for more information about recycling during recycling

week. To become more involved in environmental initiatives around Roxby Downs, why not consider joining the Roxby Downs Environment Forum, a sub-committee of the Roxby Downs Community Board. After losing momentum for a period of time, Roxby Council Environment Officer Bree Galbraith is reinstating the forum, with the first meeting to be held on Thursday, November 22 at 7pm in the Council Boardroom. For more information about how to get involved, contact Bree on 0448 1698 167 or email Bree.galbraith@roxbycouncil.com.au.

If you would like to join a forum and would like more information please contact the following people.

New members are always welcome.

ARTS and CULTURE FORUM Rachel Young 0428 671 000 Thursday, November 22 @ 7.30pm 88 Stuart Road, Roxby Downs

BUSINESS FORUM Laura Trotta 0412 734 964 Thursday, TBA @ 6.15pm Council Boardroom

SPORTS and REC FORUM Damien Condon 0439 862 784 To be confirmed.

COMMUNITY GARDEN Patrick Ibele (08) 8671 0168 Thursday, TBA @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom

ENVIRONMENT FORUM Bree Gailbraith 0448 168 167 Thursday, November 22 @ 7pm Council Boardroom

ROXBY ROADSAFE MEETING Michelle Hales 0418 833 818 Thursday, November 8 @ 5.30pm Council Boardroom

MULTICULTURAL FORUM Sasha Yantewo (08) 8671 0010 Monday, November 19 @ 7.30pm Council Boardroom

WOMEN’S NETWORK Kath Messner 0438 871 153 Wednesday, November 21 @ 11.30am in the Council Boardroom

CONTACTING THE BOARD Vicki Mason, Auzcot Manager, has lived and served in the Roxby Downs community for 22 years.

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he Roxby Downs Women’s Network, a subcommittee of the Roxby Downs Community Board will be holding a ‘Dusty Desert Dames’ event on Saturday, November 24.

How to nominate a volunteer:

Nomination forms for Volunteer of the Month can be found at Roxby’s website www.roxbydowns.com/community or at the Roxby Council office front desk at 6 Richardson Place, Roxby Downs.

The event will be held at Arid Recovery between 6pm and 9pm, and will feature a short walking tour and an address from guest speaker and Manager of Arid Recovery, Kylie Piper. Roxby Council Community Engagement Officer Kath Messner said it’s a great opportunity to view far north sunsets at their best. “As the warmer weather and the festive season rolls in, what better chance to enjoy one of

Roxby’s finest attractions – it’s spectacular sunsets,” she said. Guests are then invited to enjoy the sunset from the Arid Recovery deck, with the option of bringing their own hamper and drinks. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centre in the Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct. A carpooling service is also available for those who would prefer not to drive. For more information contact Kath on 0438 871 153. So pull on your boots, grab your camera and join the Women’s Network for a relaxing and captivating ladies’ night out.

For further information, advice or general questions please contact: Michelle Hales, Executive Officer Roxby Downs Community Board Inc. PO Box 85 Roxby Downs SA 5725 Mobile: 0418 833 818 Email: halesm@roxbycouncil.com.au

WHO’S ON THE BOARD Teresa Baddeley • Leigh Morrow Michelle Davis • George Giakoumis Vicki Mason • Gaylene Crane Mary Lewis • Liz Rogers • Cindy Harrichund • Michael Esposito Chad Menzies • Heath Murry Bill Boehm • Kath Macalister

BOARD MEETINGS Board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe. If you would like to make a presentation or raise an issue, please contact the Executive Officer on 0418 833 818 so that you can be included on the agenda. Confidential discussions with the Board can be arranged if required.

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CANTEEN & BAR TENDERS Far North Football invites tenders for the canteen and bar for the 2013 season. Tenders should be forwarded to Bev Zeptner the Secretary PO Box 330, Roxby Downs, or email to Bev Zeptner on zeppies@bigpond.net.au Tenders close Monday 26th November.

AGM Far North Football League will be holding its AGM on Monday, 3rd December at 7.30pm at the Roxby Community Club. All positions vacant plus two new positions; â&#x20AC;˘ Match day Coordinator and â&#x20AC;˘ Football Coordinator All welcome .

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Savcor Pty Ltd is currently seeking a local Concrete Labourer to be based at the Olympic Dam Operations, South Australia.

Concrete Labourer

The Outback Communities Authority (OCA) in partnership with the Andamooka Progress and Opal Miners Association (APOMA) Incorporated established the Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC); a Section 11 Committee of the Outback Communities Authority (OCA) on 1 January 2012 to manage municipal service delivery in Andamooka. The OCA is seeking an expression of interest from a suitably experienced and skilled person to enter into a contract until 30 June 2013 to provide part time administrative support to the Andamooka Town Management Committee (ATMC). 'XWLHV RI WKH $GPLQLVWUDWLYH 6XSSRUW 2IĂ&#x20AC;FHU IDOO XQGHU the day to day direction of the Community Administrator (CA) and will include: â&#x20AC;˘ Effectively and accurately maintain electronic and hardcopy correspondence and reports according   WRRIĂ&#x20AC;FHIRUPDWVDQGVW\OHVFRQVLVWHQWZLWK2&$ correspondence procedures â&#x20AC;˘ Liaise with internal and external customers to provide timely, accurate and high quality services and information â&#x20AC;˘ Provide effective logistical support for meetings and special events as required â&#x20AC;˘ Accurately record and deliver in a timely manner, Minutes of designated meetings â&#x20AC;˘ Maintain a record of all customer enquiries and complaints including face to face, phone, email and hardcopy communications â&#x20AC;˘ Draft standard operating procedures under guidance of the (CA) â&#x20AC;˘ Provide executive support to the CA as required The closing date for acceptance of expression of interest will be close of business Wednesday 14 November, 2012.

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A complete position description is available by contacting WKH &RPPXQLW\ $GPLQLVWUDWRU 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH RI WKH $70& 0V Deborah Allen on 86727246 or email deb.allen@atmc. sa.gov.au.

Contact 08 8671 0911 or rdccc.office@Bigpond.com

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CLEANER WANTED We are looking for a reliable, part time SHUVRQWRĂ&#x20AC;OOWKHSRVLWLRQRI&OHDQHU <RXZLOOEHZRUNLQJDIWHUQRRQVIRUDVFKRRO 0XVWKDYHSROLFHFOHDUDQFHRUZLOOLQJWR REWDLQRQH For information please call Debbie Berghuis on 0488 589 445 Wayne Cleaning Services.

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3DUW7LPH2IĂ&#x20AC;FH2+6 Administrator 6DYFRU 3W\ /WG FXUUHQWO\ VHHNV D 3DUW 7LPH 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH / OHS Administrator based at our Olympic Dam Operations site. Reporting to the Site Contract Manager, this role DOORZV WKH VXFFHVVIXO FDQGLGDWH WR ZRUN Ă H[LEOH KRXUVRUDSSUR[LPDWHO\KRXUVSHUZHHN0RQGD\ to Friday. Business Traineeship may be offered to a suitable candidiate. To be successful in this role you must have:  Â&#x2021;([SHULHQFHLQWKHPLQLQJRUFRQVWUXFWLRQ industry in a similar role is advantageous  Â&#x2021;3URĂ&#x20AC;FLHQF\LQ0LFURVRIW2IĂ&#x20AC;FHDSSOLFDWLRQV â&#x20AC;˘ High attention to detail â&#x20AC;˘ Willingness to learn and develop with the company  Â&#x2021;2+ 6H[SHULHQFHDGYDQWDJHRXV The ideal applicant should possess: â&#x20AC;˘ Supporting the OHS department  Â&#x2021;0DLQWDLQLQJĂ&#x20AC;OLQJV\VWHPV  Â&#x2021;%RRNLQJĂ LJKWVDQGDUUDQJLQJDFFRPPRGDWLRQ for Savcor employees â&#x20AC;˘ Arrange site inductions â&#x20AC;˘ General administrative duties )RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQRUIRUDFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWLDOGLVFXVVLRQ regarding this role please contact Nikki Faint on (08) 1LNNLIDLQW#VDYFRUFRPDX Savcor Finn Pty Ltd is subsidiary of Savcor Group Limited (ASX: SAV) which is a leading global technology company specializing in the protection, structural rehabilitation and maintenance technologies in infrastructure, mining and industrial sectors.

Working a 4:1 roster, 6 days /week approx. 10 hours /day. This role will be suited to an enthusiastic local candidate looking to expand their skills and knowledge in the Mining and Resources Industry. To be successful in this role you must have; â&#x20AC;˘ A commitment to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;0 harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Safety programs â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in working within a mining, industrial or construction environment preferred. â&#x20AC;˘ Experience in minor civil works / concrete repairs and formwork â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to work in a team and show initiative )RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQRUIRUDFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQWLDOGLVFXVVLRQ regarding this role please contact Nikki Faint on (08) 9248 8999, Nikki.faint@savcor.com.au Savcor Finn Pty Ltd is subsidiary of Savcor Group Limited (ASX: SAV) which is a leading global technology company specializing in the protection, structural rehabilitation and maintenance technologies in infrastructure, mining and industrial sectors

THE ROXBY DOWNS CLUB IS HIRING! The Roxby Club is looking for friendly hard working individuals to join its team. Positions available: Bar Staff â&#x20AC;˘Experience essential â&#x20AC;˘Casual and fulltime hours available â&#x20AC;˘Must be available nights Restaurant Staff â&#x20AC;˘Experience essential â&#x20AC;˘Casual and fulltime hours available â&#x20AC;˘6pm-10pm roster Gaming Staff â&#x20AC;˘Must be badged Casual Cleaner â&#x20AC;˘ Sunday & Monday 6am-11am Dishy â&#x20AC;˘ 20+ hours per week â&#x20AC;˘ Tuesday- Saturday 5pm onwards To apply for any of the above positions please email your resume to: Attn: Prue/Richard, admin@roxbyclub.com.au Smarter Recruitment

Join an Industry Leader WorkPac is Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest privately owned recruitment organisation. Our Roxby Downs business centre is now seeking expressions of interest for the following roles. Â&#x2021; 2O\PSLF'DP6LWH,QGXFWHG0HFKDQLFDO)LWWHUV Â&#x2021; 2O\PSLF'DP6LWH,QGXFWHG2SHUDWRUVDQG5LJJHUV Â&#x2021; 'XDO7UDGH(OHFWULFLDQV 3OHDVHFDOO$GDPRU-RVHSKRQLI\RXDUH LQWHUHVWHG ,I\RXDUHLQWHUHVWHGLQĂ&#x20AC;QGLQJRXWPRUH about job opportunities in the region call the business centre direct on the number below.

WorkPac Group

(08) 8671 4622 workpac.com

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ABOVE and RIGHT: Luke Budden batting for Woomera in the game against Hornridge Wanderers on Saturday.

ABOVE: Local cricketers battled the 30 plus heat on Saturday. The Hornridge Wanderers huddle up to discuss their strategy.

NEWS from the pool CARNIVAL COUNTDOWN The Roxby Downs Swim Carnival will be held on November 24, 2012! The committee has been meeting to organise the running of the day but help is needed. The committee need help with setup and pack up for the day. There will be a raffle on the day for fundraising, and donations for raffle prizes are also needed. Donations can be brought to the pool and passed on to coaches. The committee is also in dire need of timekeepers. Six lanes will be run on the day and timekeepers are needed for three of them. Three timekeepers for each lane are needed so the committee are in need of nine timekeepers. Timekeepers will be rostered on throughout the day. For more information or to volunteer contact Vicki on 0418899838 after 4pm. OTHER CARNIVALS Port Augusta - Saturday, December 1, 2012 Nominations close Saturday, November 10, 2012. Crystal Brook- Sunday, November 25, 2012 Nominations close Monday, November 12, 2012. Northern Areas Challenge- Saturday, December 8, 2012 Nominations close Monday, November 26, 2012. Contact Kerrie for nominations on 0439 762 187 or email – nominations@roxbyswimclub.com TRAINING TIMES Development Squad Wednesday and Thursday 5pm – 6pm Competitive Squad Monday – Thursday 6pm – 7.30pm A BIG THANK YOU Congratulations and thank you to Verity Casserly for taking on the treasurers roll for the club. A huge thank you also to Julie Greenfield for filling the role previously.

Happy Swimming!

There was some great action on the pitch in the Roxby Downs cricket competition on Saturday. Aaron Parry bowls for Hornridge Wanderers.

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Lovin’ it” d n a e v i L , l a c o L “ MONDAYS 9am 5pm

JOB BOARD JOB BOARD

TUESDAYS 9am 5-5pm 5pm

JOB BOARD BOUNCE with Nicki JOB BOARD

WEDNESDAYS 9am 10-11am 3-4pm 5pm

JOB BOARD THE SCOOP with Vanessa TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy JOB BOARD

THURSDAYS 9am 2:30-3pm 4-5pm 5pm 6-7pm

JOB BOARD THE RDAS REPORT with Jayme AN HOUR WITH ‘K’ with Kaye JOB BOARD THE SUMMER SCOREBOARD with Gotchy, ! NEW Woody & Dags

FRIDAYS 9am 2-2.30pm 4-5pm 5pm 7-8:30pm

JOB BOARD COUNCIL SHOW TUNES IN THE DUNES with Leroy JOB BOARD THE LOWE-DOWNE with J-Lowe

SATURDAYS 7-8am 8-9am 9-10am 1-2pm

THE ROCK (Market days) with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church THE ROCK with Andamooka/Roxby Bible Church THE SUMMER SCOREBOARD REPLAY with Gotchy, Woody & Dags THE SCOREBOARD REPLAY (Market Days with Gotchy, Woody & Dags

SUNDAYS 10:30-High Noon OUTBACK TRACKS with JT & Kez

PH: 8671 2545 www.roxfm.com.au E: manager@roxfm.com.au

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Are you in2CRICKET?

R

oxbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smaller cricket lovers took to the pitch recently to begin the Milo in2CRICKET program. The Australia-wide program, which helps kids learn to play entry-level cricket in a fun and safe environment, is being

held at the Roxby Downs Town Oval on Sunday afternoons from 4pm. Activities are designed to be inclusive and action-packed and aim to help kids to develop social skills, physical ďŹ tness, sportsmanship and basic cricket knowledge. The program is open to children aged

8 to 12 years, and all participants ts receive a fun pack that includes a hat, bat, ball and water bottle, and special Milo giveaways. For more information about the local program call Alicia Arbon on 0438 872 735.

LEFT: Starting up at Milo Cricket recently were Anthony Michael, Declan, Toby, Tailee, Lachlan, Cooper, Nicholas, Jake, Shae, Jack, Lachlan and Isaac. ABOVE: Toby, Lachlan and Declan gear up for some fun.

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