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Two Wells Football and Netball club held their best and fairest count, the “Redlow” recently. Alana Lambert and Steff Agnello were there enjoying the evening. Photos page 11, results 17.

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n Two Wells Red Cross baby for 2009, Ignatious (Iggy) Stodart won his section in the SA Red Cross baby awards recently. n Iggy, who lives in Mallala, won first place in category four – country towns. n His family raised $15,650 for Two Wells Red Cross, with

BRONTE HEWETT reports: his grandparents Ann and David Stodart of Two Wells and parents Dylan and Bek Stodart selling many raffle tickets and working very hard for Red Cross. Iggy received a big trophy, pictured.

n Results from the Red Cross raffle – First prize: Gus, second prize: Pamela Duncan, third prize: Maria Pellizzari, fourth prize: Lorraine Goss, fifth prize: C Featherstone. n The 2010 Red Cross baby is Gemma Farr, baby daughter of Gary and Amanda Farr of Two Wells.

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Now is the time to become involved in the community. District Council of Mallala (DCM) currently has volunteer vacancies on a number of committees. Gawler •The Community Partnerships Program Steering Committee (CPPSC), Mallala and Districts Homes Committee and the Community Development Board are all seeking new members.

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The CPPSC meets once every three months or more frequently if deemed necessary and currently has a vacancy for a representative from the Two Elizabeth Wells Council Ward. The committee makes decisions on funding applications for community-based development initiatives. It also administers council’s Community Partnerships Fund, guides community groups to regional, state and national level grant schemes and allocates funding for individual sport and cultural participation to assist individuals representing the DCM at state and/or national levels.

Homes committee

• The Mallala and Districts Homes Committee (MDHC) makes recommendations to council on accommodation needs for the community in the area. In collaboration with the Barossa and Districts Housing Association (BDHA), it also investigates funding opportunities for community housing initiatives, identifies future housing needs within the district and ensures accountability of community expenditure. Meetings are held once every four months or more frequently if deemed necessary and generally in the Mallala Council Chambers. Presently there are two vacancies.

Development board

• The Community Development Board encourages and assists people to become more involved in their local community, through the development of links and cooperation between council organisations, groups and individuals. The board publishes and distributes the bi-annual Business and Information Directory to all households in the council district, collates and distributes information kits to all new residents, manages the community bus and encourages and acknowledges the special contribution made by members of the community. The committee meets bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October and December, with special meetings called in the alternative months as necessary. Meetings are generally held in the old council chamber at Two Wells. This committee also has two vacancies. If you are interested in making a commitment to one of these council committees, please contact Community Services Department, on 852 70200 or or visit au for further information.

Youth support available

Youth support in Mallala council area is available for 13–19 year olds who are looking to improve their future. Once a month, Employment Directions will be delivering youth case management services to teenagers in the Mallala area. The services aim to work through youth issues to devise plans of action to ensure youth are given the best chance to get their life back on track and achieve their goals. Starting on September 29, the sessions will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 10am to 1pm.

Australia Day awards

Nominations are invited for the Australia Day Awards to be presented during Australia Day Celebrations in 2011. The Young Citizen Award is for persons aged up to 25 years as at 26 January, 2011 and the Citizen Award is for persons over 25 years as at that date. Visit District Council of Malalla’s Australia Day page for further information and to download the official nomination form – or collect one from the Council Office (2a Wasleys Road, Mallala) or the Two Wells Public Library (Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells).

Garden honours Terry Post A garden has been created at the Two Wells Primary School to commenorate the late Terry Post. Mr Post served as groundsman at the school from 1999 to 2009. The garden was opened on September 17, during sports day, with Terry’s wife, Joan, daughters Nerida Bested (right) and Sonia Post and

grandchildren Jamie and Brooke Humphrys present for the celebration. Mr Post, who passed away last year, was heavily involved in the community through the melodrama and sporting groups. Mrs Post said Terry thoroughly enjoyed working in the school environment.

Echo’s Canadian connection

LEWISTON resident Paul Daniels, a volunteer at the Two Wells Visitor Information Centre, has been holidaying in Canada. Believe it or not, he managed to read a copy of the Echo! Paul is pictured in a park in the middle of Montreal, where his Echo browsing was interrupted when he was harassed by a wild and ferocious beast!

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ocal government council elections are fast approaching with Two Wells ward receiving four nominations for the three available seats for District Council of Mallala. All of Lewiston ward’s four seats have been filled by one new candidate and three existing councillors, with only four nominations determining the outcome. Karen McColl is the new addition

while Anne Picard, Duncan Kennington and Tom Summerton will serve another term. Rudi Fabrici, Lewiston ward and Steve Kennedy, Two Wells ward are the only two councillors to withdraw from a position as councillor. A postal election will determine which three of the Two Wells candidates will represent the town in council meetings.

Postal voting forms will be distributed through a staggered mail out from October 25, with voting to close by post on November 12. Voting is not compulsory, but if you care about Two Wells and the local area ... then be sure to have your say! BRONTE HEWETT interviews the FOUR candidates for Two Wells ward:

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Development concern

Veteran councillor Peppino (Joe) Daniele is nominating for his 35th year representing ratepayers on District Council of Mallala. Mr Daniele said he wanted to continue representing the community on issues such as the Two Wells main street urban development and Community Wastewaster Management Scheme (CWMS). “I believe the proposed urban development is totally wrong,” Mr Daniele said. “That really pushed me to stand again.” He said he believed additional shopping services should be located in the area proposed to accommodate

2,500 people on Mallala road, not in the main street of Two Wells. “I will do everything within my power to fight for this issue,” he said. Mr Daniele has been involved in the community since he arrived in the town in 1962. He’s been involved in many committees and projects during these years, including construction of the Two Wells primary school, community centre and Catholic church. “I am always available to listen to community problems. I always do my best to help everyone,” Mr Daniele said.



JAN HELEY Jan Heley moved to Two Wells for the open space, having previously lived in the northern suburbs. She has grown very fond of the little town, and said she was keen to represent Two Wells on council to fight for the rights of everyday people. “Some people don’t realise they have rights, even Jo Blow has rights,” Jan said. Jan has been instrumental in a public campaign to improve Tangari Estate’s reserve, which she said was unsightly and dilapidated. She said she would bring good negotiating skills to council, which she has demonstrated in her battle with council regarding the reserve.

A very keen gardener, Jan said now that she didn’t work full time, she would like to keep her brain active. Her working background includes community services and family support counselling. “Sometimes people need a voice and I’m prepared to be that voice,” Jan said. Projects of importance to Jan include the need for public transport and aged care services, protecting horticulture and horticulture industries from encroachment and ensuring rates are put to work on projects of direct community benefits. She also said any future development of Two Wells township should be sensitive to the town’s unique character.

‘Voice of the people’

Dedicated to helping humanity Tony Flaherty has had a passion for helping people since recovering from a mental illness. He has served two terms on District Council of Mallala including a stint as mayor. A retired soldier, Tony suffered depression and other illnesses after returning from combat in Vietnam. “I want to be an example for other people suffering depression that there is light at the end of the tunnel,” he said. “If I can recover, so can they.” Tony works tirelessly to help

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less fortunate people. As well as being president of Two Wells RSL, he volunteers at Mary Potter hospice for terminally ill people and counsels people in prison. Tony said his role as a Two Wells councillor was one he didn’t take lightly. “I’m dedicated to helping humanity. “Being in a position to assist the community is really important to me,” he said. Donating so much time to the community has earned Tony an Order of Australia medal.

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Community at heart

Former police officer Mark Wasley recently returned to the district to retire and run a hobby farm. He has spent more than 30 years working in law enforcement, including as a member of Special Task And Rescue (STAR) forces and investigation teams. Mark worked on the Kennedy Royal Commission case investigating crime and corruption in Perth. Born and bred in Korunye, Mark returned to the area in 2005 and has been heavily involved in the community ever since. “Now that I’ve retired, I have the time to put back into the community,” Mark said. “I’d like to be on council to

be part of a team that achieves good results for the district,” he said. His community involvement includes membership of Two Wells/Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch group, member of the local Ag bureau, commodore of Small Boat Club of SA and member of Mallala and Districts Museum committee. Mark believes he will bring good communication skills and creative thinking to council. “I’m interested in the protection and promotion of the coastal areas as well as the health services and community programs available for local people.”

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Meets every Thursday evening in Two Wells, Commencing at 8pm in the Hall at St. Pauls Anglican Church Old Port Wakefield Road, Anyone who thinks they may have a problem with alcohol is welcome to attend.


Two Rivers Basketball Association, Angle Vale Primary School, PO Box 455 Two Wells SA 5501. Basketball Coaching Clinic from 5pm, Games commence from 5:30pm, 12 and Under, 15 and Under, Learn basketball in a friendly family atmosphere. Contact Paul on 0414 248 732.

Car Boot Sale

Car Boot Sale 1st Saturday of every month - from 8am at Scout / VIC carpark. Hosted by the 1st Two Wells Scout Group


Two Wells CFS, station located at Wells road Two Wells. Training Monday nights, Cadets (11-15 years) 6pm to 7:30pm, Seniors 7:30pm. New volunteers welcome. For more information phone 8520 2500.


Two Wells Calisthenics. Looking for something new and lots of fun? Come along and give it a go! Classes held at Two Wells Community Centre, Thursdays, Tinies 6yrs & Under 5-5:45pm, Sub Junior 9yrs & under 5:30-7pm, Junior Over 9yrs 6:45 – 8:30pm, First lesson complementary. More info: Jodie Simons 8524 3990.

child & youth health Child and Youth Health, Child and Youth Health services are held on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month at The Two Wells Children’s Centre, 27a Gawler Rd, Two Wells 9:15am to 10:30am and 1pm to 4pm by appointment only, 10:30am to 12 noon drop in. Call 1300 733 606 for appointments.

Children’s centre

Two Wells Community Children’s Centre, 27a Gawler Road, Two Wells. Community-based, fully accredited. Childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years, Monday to Friday 7am-6pm. Full time/part time/ casual care, before and after Kindy care, vacation care for school-aged children. Dept of Education Preschool and PreEntry. Qualified, caring staff. Educational, developmental programmes, and Special Needs services available. Nutritious, 4

fresh meals. CHILDREN ARE TOO PRECIOUS FOR PROFIT! Visit au or phone 85202358

Community bus

Community Bus, return trip to Elizabeth City Shopping Centre, Only $5.00 return (kids free), Next bus: Oct 15. Bus departs Mallala Post Office 9am, Port Parham Sports and Social Club 9:15am, Two Wells Bakery 9:40am, Dublin, Lower Light & Lewiston by arrangement. Return departs Elizabeth 3pm. All bookings contact Jasmin Daniele 8520 2233.

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TWO WELLS COMMUNITY CENTRE, Available for hire for Weddings, special occasions, seminars, conventions. Seats up to 200, large kitchen & bar, Contact: Yolanda on 8524 3131 or 0408 835 331 for more information.

Community Public Library

Community Public Library, Located in the Institute. Hours: Mondays-Closed, Tues & Thurs - 9:30am to 5pm, Wed – 1pm to 7pm, Fri – 9:30am to 3pm, Sat – 9am to 11am, Pho 8520 2100.

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The Craft Shop, TWO WELLS COURT HOUSE, Quality goods sold on consignment, Locally made olive oil and honey, Home made Jams and Sauces, Gift ideas, skin products, bric-a-brac. hand crafted quilts. OPEN Tues to Sat 9:30am to 4pm, Sun 2pm to 4pm, CLOSED Monday.

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Two Wells Healthy Eating Club, Fridays 9:30-10:30am, Catholic Church Hall (opp Cemetery) Cost $1 per week. Come in and have a chat about healthy foods and how to select the best products when doing your grocery shopping. We weigh each person each week and keep records so you can keep track of your weight. Make this your year for a healthier you! See you there, Chris Hart (President) 8520 2037.


Two Wells Hockey Club, Encourage all ages, adults and children to participate. We train in Gawler, All games on Saturday, through the Barossa and Gawler. Come along and join us, All enquiries as soon as possible to Margaret Ph: 0408 933 261.

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ADELAIDE PLAINS KENNEL & OBEDIENCE CLUB, Training Wednesday evenings, Beginners, Grades 1 & 2 7pm, Grades 3, 4 & 5 - 7:40pm, Conformation 7:40pm. All breeds & people welcome. If you have a problem come & see us. Contact Josie on 8524 3499 for more info.


Seniors Exercise Group, Mature Aged exercise classes to assist retaining and maintaining muscle and joint strength and movement whilst improving balance at the same time. Stay for a cuppa and a chat. Classes held Friday mornings at 10am in the Uniting Church Hall. Come and join us. Further information Cath Goulter 8520 2902.


Two Wells Lutheran Church, Home service with Holy Communion, 4th Sunday of Month @ 7pm, Weekly services @ Salisbury, Contact: 8281 2976, Pastor Wayne Boehm.


Two Wells Football Club, meals every Saturday night from 7pm. Come on down and see your local teams play and enjoy a club style meal after the game! Bar facilities available. TWFC Ph: 8520 2524.

The Combined Probus Club of Two Wells Inc. Meetings are held in the Two Wells Bowling Club on the 4th Monday of the month from 10am. Come along and hear our guest speakers and enjoy some companionship. Contact: Glenys Szarmanski 8520 2675.

UCA Op shop

Two Wells Uniting Church Treasure Trove Op Shop, Opening times, Mon, Tues, Thurs & Sat 9:00am to 12:00am, Wed & Fri 9:00am to 4:00pm. Open all school holidays, COME IN AND BROWSE, Uniting Church Hall Drew Street, Two Wells, Contact Pam Duncan 8520 2764 any time for information.

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Rotary club

Equestrian & Pony club

Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club hold rallies on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9.30am on our grounds, Aunger Road, Lewiston. Further details on

Landcare Two Wells, Lewiston & Districts Land Care Group, Monthly Activities, Land Care is bigger than your back yard. Pat: 0419 860 981, Sharon: 0412 345 852.

Families Learning and Growing, This is a FREE service for anyone with children aged birth to 4 years. Come and join us in some fun, games and activities. 9.15-11.30am every Tuesday in school term, Uniting Church Hall, Gawler Road. For more information please contact Karen 0411 772 333, Helen 0411 180 469 or Tanya on 0438 202 840.

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neighbourhood watch

Two Wells Neighbourhood Watch, meet 1st Monday of the month at 7:30pm, Old Council Chambers Two Wells, Contact Maria 8520 2328 or Dave 8524 2036.

Play group

Two Wells Play Group, every Monday Morning except Public Holidays, 9:15am to 11:15am At Two Wells Children’s Centre, For more information contact the Two Wells Children’s Centre on: 8520 2358.

Two Wells Rotary Club, Meet every Tuesday night, 6:30pm for 7pm dinner at the Two Wells Tavern, Contact Robin Trevilyan 85202788


Two Wells RSL Sub Branch, Main Street, Two Wells, Ph: 8520 2826, Open: Mon & Wed, 9am to 12pm, Fri 4pm to close, Social night every Friday night from 6pm. Contact Tony: 0412 773 111, John: 0411 894 245, Welfare & Pensions Officer Available.


1st Two Wells Scout Group, PO Box 427 Two Wells SA 5501. JOEYS 6-8yrs, Tuesdays 5:30pm, CUBS 8 - 11 y r s , Tu e s d a y s 7 p m , SCOUTS 11-15yrs, Thursday 7pm, VENTURERS 14-18yrs, Thursday 7pm. GROUP LEADER Ian Laughton Phone 0403 976 984.

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Uniting Church Adult Fellowship. Meetings held monthly in the Uniting Church Hall with the aim to provide supported friendship and opportunities and to support the ongoing mission of the church. This month: October 20, 1.30pm AGM. For information contact Mollie Frost 8520 2073 or Alan Howell 8520 3063.

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TWO WELLS BOWLS CLUB, Seminars & Conferences. If you are looking for a venue for your function, why not consider our clubrooms on Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells. Comfortable seating for 100 in both the dining and lounge bar areas. Services available, Bar facilities on request, hot & cold meals on request, public address system with cordless microphone. Why not take advantage of our clubrooms with pleasant outlook of the bowling greens? Prices on application to secretary Steve Bradwell, P.O. Box 127, Two Wells 5501, Phone: 8524 2274, M: 0435 017 719.

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TIME OUT - come along and have a cuppa, chat and finish some of those half completed projects or come along and learn something new. Where: St Pauls Anglican Church Hall – behind the church, WHEN: Fortnightly on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm. COST: A small coin donation. This is a fun group but we do have people who can assist you with knitting, crocheting, embroidery and quilting. Barbara Bonifant 8449 4454 or Cath Coulter 8520 2902.

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Two Wells Golf Club, 18 hole scrapes course open April until October. Competitions: Tuesdays Ladies Day, tee-off 9-9:30am, Wednesdays Mixed Tournament, tee-off 9-9:30am; Saturdays Mixed Comp tee-off 11am onwards. McPharlin Rd (extension of Bethesda Rd) Two Wells ph 8520 2607, membership available. Club secretary: B. Prior 8523 3272 or 0417 842 260. All visitors welcome.

Visitor Information Centre, For souvenirs, photocopying, laminating, book binding, printing, faxing, public internet access, DCM dog registration and council rate payments, and more… Open 10am to 4pm, Thursday – Friday, Phone 8520 3682, Fax 8520 3681.

Walking Group

Heart foundation walking groups have been established in Two Wells. The group is called Two Wells Walkabouts and meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.20am by Two Wells Historical Walk (near toilets). Walking starts at 8.30am for up to one hour. For more info contact Janet on 8524 3907.


YOGA, Classes are at the Two Wells Catholic Church Hall are held on Mondays 7pm to 8:15pm. Enquiries to Diane 8520 2308. Two Wells Echo, October, 2010

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Governor to attend Christmas parade

SA Governor,Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce

While Father Christmas will still be the main attraction, there will be another special visitor to Two Wells’ Christmas parade this year. South Australia’s Governor, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce and his wife, Liz, have accepted an invitation from the Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) to attend the evening and judge various competitions. TWRAT president, Steve Kennedy, said it was exciting and hoped it would generate greater interest from the public. “It’s great news and will hopefully attract more entries in competitions and more people to attend and enter floats.” Businesses will be given the opportunity to sponsor the annual event. The street parade committee have been working

towards ensuring a successful parade. The Redbacks Band will again be playing in the parade. TWRAT and parade committee member, Bev Smith-Trim sent the invitation to Mr and Mrs Scarce. “I was so happy to receive his letter of acceptance,” Bev said. Mr Scarce spent his early childhood in Woomera. He was educated at Elizabeth East Primary School and then at Elizabeth High School. The parade and street party will be held on Friday, December 10 in the main street of Two Wells. Competitions for the Christmas Street Parade: Photos- size 15 x 10cm (open section) Themes 1. Decorated Christmas tree 2. Pet’s favourite Christmas photo 3. Christmas family dinner.

Signs help promote wetlands, reserves Lewiston wetlands will now be more apparent following the erection of 12 signs to define the Lewiston wetland and reserve trail. The signage includes mapping and information at each major location, linking remote vegetation reserves throughout Lewiston. The project was funded jointly by District Council of Mallala and council’s greening committee. Greening committee member, Pat Wake, said the signs would promote assets of the area. “It’s just about giving more signage to the areas and identifying the reserves within the area,” Pat said. The trail is 7km or

All articles must be the work of the entrant. The competitions will be judged by Mrs Scarce. Forms for stall holders are available from the Two Wells Community Craft Shop.

Comedies coming up

Gawler Centre Players will be performing two comedy acts at Cafe Nova this December. ‘Last Tango in Gawler’and ‘The Unvarnished Truth’ will be held on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11, with doors open at 6pm. Tickets cost $12 and part proceeds go towards Gawler Health Foundation. Full food menu available for dinner on the night prior to the shows, including bar facilities. For bookings, phone Sonia on 8284 7106 or 0400 041 954.

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Keep Friday, October 29 free as this is the date for the next Blue Light Disco in Two Wells Community Centre from 7pm to 9.30pm. It is for for 8-17 year olds and is a gothic, ghosts and ghouls night so everyone needs to dress up for the occasion. The Neighbourhood Watch meeting scheduled for the October 4 at Two Wells was deferred due to a joint meeting with Mallala Neighbourhood Watch on Tuesday October 5. This meeting was held at the Mallala Museum Old School House and the guest speaker was Andrew Murphy from SAPOL.

Stock up your freezer with these 14km return, beginning at either Dawkins road or Fletcher reserve. It is ideal for horses or people on foot. The signs incorporate Aunger ponds, Hams

reserve, Camel reserve, Fletcher reserve and also feature at each road crossing. Pat said now was an excellent time to visit the various reserves in

the wetlands following heavy rainfall. “It is the most water I have ever seen in there, it’s fantastic to actually see so much water in there.”

Just add water!

Ponds respond to rain If you get the opportunity to visit the Lewiston wetlands and Aunger ponds you will be amazed at the seasonal response the rains have brought to these unique environments. The diversity of native plants and animals within these reserves demonstrates the importance of ephemeral (wet in winter, dry in summer) landscapes within the Adelaide Plains. One of the key responsibilities landholders within the Adelaide plains should exercise is good land management practices. To help landholders manage their properties, the Natural Resource Management Board is offering a free workshop with a focus on prickly and noxious weeds. I have included details of this up and coming event, so if you have had problems with any of weeds listed I recommend you give Anthony

4 years and under 3D picture of Father Christmas (eg. cotton wool for beard. Pictures available from Craft Shop) 5-8 years Handmade Christmas card to a ‘very best friend’ or a ‘special friend’. 9-11 years Nativity scene form all recycled material Over 12 years Handcrafted Christmas Wreath.

With Mark Webb Fox a call. If you have these plants on your property and you don’t do anything to control them, their seeds will disperse throughout your neighbourhood, so let’s all try and do the right

thing because we all live here together.

Field day

In the past issues I have written about some of the environmental assets within the Mallala district, if you believe

there are reserves/trails within the Mallala district that people would like to know about please let us know. Our next field day is on Sunday, October 19 at 9.30 am at Kaiser Stuhl conservation park. If you want to be involved contact: Email: twowellslewistonlandcare@y7mail. com or pat.wake@tafesa. Facebook: Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group. Phone: Pat 0419 860 981

Beat the weeds workshop Learn about the identification of prickly and noxious weeds of the northern Adelaide area in a workshop in Two Wells on Saturday, October 23. Other noxious plants will also be discussed in the free field day which runs from 9–11am. Weeds covered include: Prickly weeds- caltrop, bathurst burr, noogara burr, innocent weed, khaki weed,African boxthorn and noxious weeds – horehound, silver leaf night-

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shade, yellow burr-weed, salvation Jane, artichoke thistle. Cultural and chemical management strategies will be discussed to help you really get on top of these weeds. You will have access to fact sheets covering identification and management information and weed control equipment for small properties. To register or for more information, contact Anthony Fox. Phone 85 237 718 M: 0417 890 765 E: anthony.

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Big day at Middle Beach boat ramp By Bronte Hewett Lobbyists, councillors and members of the community were among about 130 people who flocked to Middle Beach on Sunday, September 19 to witness the official opening of the new boat ramp. For some, it was a fulfilling end to a 15 year battle. A cool breeze didn’t discourage revellers, who crowded the tent to listen to speeches and celebrate the momentous occasion. District Council of Mallala’s CEO, Charles Mansueto welcomed guests, followed by an address by president of the Foreshore Advisory Committee, Barb Reid, who outlined the ups and downs of the boat ramp campaign. “More than 15 years ago, John and Chris Drexel surveyed this area for a new boat ramp,” Mrs Reid said in her speech. “John has been involved for 15 years, but about five years ago, the Mallala Foreshore Advisory Committee decided to try to further this dream.” A steering committee of John Drexel, Steve Kennedy, Malcolm Frost, Sam Williams and Barbara Reid was formed. “We worked tirelessly with Jeannine Gan and Jeff McEachen to get quotes for the necessary work,” Mrs Reid continued. The group obtained $375,000 grant funding from various organisations. In 2008-9, the topical boat ramp was subject to much deliberation and caused friction amongst DCM councillors. ABOVE: The Foreshore Advisory But this was all water under the boat ramp Committee after cutting the ribbon to on Sunday, as the mood reflected celebration officially declare the ramp open (from left) and praise. Front row Audrey Hart, Steve Kennedy, “This facility now provides a safe launching Lionel Miller, Barb Miller, Barb Reid, Terry ramp for all recreational or emergency use. Keen. Back row Malcolm Frost. Steve Previously there was no suitable launching Jones, Sam Williams, John Drexel Councillor Steve Jones and retiring councillor Steve Kennedy with ramp between St Kilda and Port Wakefield,” the military gun which fired several salutes during the day. Mrs Reid said. Council eventually voted to financially support the boat ramp in March 2009, with up to $68,000, which was enough to complete the project. Council took over the project as the committee didn’t have the necessary capacity to handle the funding. The tender was finally let to Watpac who built the project into a fine boat ramp by June 2009. A military canon made sure the opening of the ramp went off with a bang. The 70-year-old canon, provided by private collectors of military memorabilia, was fired six times to mark the opening. “I thought it was a tremendous success,” Mrs Reid said. “The fact there was nearly 150 people there shows there has been a huge community interest and everyone has gone along with us Peter Williams, councillor Joe Daniele and Robert Martin and Julie Hart, Eddie, Kathy and Guy Stubing. for the whole ride,” she said. Arbon.

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Margaret Gameau (LEFT and Lesley Trevilyan prepare to be invaded by hungry students.

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The Rotary Club of Two Wells held a successful barbecue during Two Wells Primary School sports day on Friday, September 17. The volunteers cleared about $300 and this will be donated back to the school for their projects and awards. “The BBQ was highly successful and we were rushed off our feet as soon as the aroma emanated at 11am and again at 1.00pm,” Rotary president, Robin Trevilyan, said. “We didn’t expect the first rush so we ordered another 5kg of sausages for lunch at 1pm, totalling 27kgs,” he said. Mr Trevilyan said they just had enough to go around, making the day successful and rewarding in all aspects. “We were pleased to find the children orderly and well mannered,” he said.

Malcolm Wilson with his family, daughter-in-law Tanya Wilson, grandchildren Nathan and Kai-Leigh WIlson and wife, Rae, and LEFT, Malcolm with musicians Silhali Schmaal (right) and Katherine Trevilyan.

Malcolm’s Rotary honour

Malcolm Wilson was recognised by the Rotary Club of Two Wells for his continued service with a Paul Harris Fellow Recognition at the recent Group Four Intercity meeting at Two Wells Bowling Club. This is the highest recognition that can be bestowed upon a member in Rotary. It came as a complete surprise to him. Malcolm was a charter member of the club when it began in 1988 and he has held all positions of office in that time, attended district conferences, hosted exchange students from overseas, been with a hands-on team to Solomon Islands and helped organised and build the Two Wells Rotary Walkway. The Group Four Intercity meeting was held on Tuesday, September 21 at 7pm. There are two Intercity meetings in

ABOVE: Rae Wilson sizzles. RIGHT: Dennis Underwood (left) and Eddie Stubing were “tongmasters” on the barbie.

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By Bronte Hewett one year where all clubs come together to have a meeting, taking turns to host. Two Wells won’t host again until their turn comes around again in 2013. A total of 73 people attended from the Rotary clubs of Elizabeth, Mawson Lakes, Munno Para, Playford, Salisbury and Two Wells. The meeting included a sumptuous meal provided by the ladies of both bowls and Rotary. Background music was supplied by a two piece assemble of Sihali Schmaal on the harp and Katherine Trevilyan on flute. Both are locals and former students of Trinity College Gawler and are now studying at the University of Adelaide. The speaker was Danielle Kawolski,

of Families SA, co-ordinator for post disaster events linking community organisations, such as Rotary with traumatised citizens to provide information, shelter, first aid, care and comfort. In other news, the Rotary Club of Two Wells has drawn up a proposal to include “Friends of Rotary”. Some people are prevented from becoming Rotarians due to time and financial restraints. “Friends” would be able to attend meetings whenever possible and join in with community activities and outings. Anyone wishing to become a “Friend” of Rotary” can contact Robin Trevilyan on 8520 2788 or trevi@twpo. Two Wells Rotary has weekly dinner meetings at the Two Wells Tavern at 7pm each Tuesday.


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Archives The Echo continues a regular column, From the Archives, featuring articles from past editions and the “Two Wells Talk” column by Bet Williams in the Plains Producer.

New gym and library open at Two Wells Primary Construction of a new library and gymnasium at the Two Wells Primary School is now complete. The two projects equate to $2.5 million and were funded by the Federal government under the Primary Schools for the 21st Cen-

tury element of the Building the Education Revolution. The new gym was declared officially open on Friday, September 17 at a ceremony during the school’s sports day. Students presented the school with a canvas which obtained thumb prints of

every student to commemorate the opening. It will be on display in the school’s foyer. The gym contains indoor sporting facilities and space for school assemblies.

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Lewiston housing

MARCH 1985 The very first house arrived in Lewiston’s new sub division on Thursday, March 14. Mrs Jan Pain, who teaches at Two Wells Primary School, had her home moved from Dublin to her new block at Lewiston. She and her daughter Amanda have moved in although it is difficult living without power. All services except power have been connected to these blocks, but due to a shortage of poles the electricity has not arrived. Welcome Jan and Amanda, we hope you enjoy living here with us and look forward to your involvement in this community.

LOCAL MP for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos and Phil Slattery, right, chair of governing council with (from left) Caitlin Stewart, Heidi Bates, Brianna Kaesler, Ashton Scott, Ben McPharlin, Jade Skelton and Sam Stringer. They are pictured with a canvas created by students of the school.

‘No caravan park’

JULY 1988 More than 30 residents of Two Wells gave a solid ‘no’ vote to the Mallala council’s proposal to establish a caravan park at the old dump site behind the Two Wells oval at a meeting on Wednesday night. The meeting had been arranged by the Two Wells Community Advancement Association, and Mr Jim Dimasi was invited to take the chair. Although five councillors were present, it was pointed out that none could put the council point of view since it had been decided the only people who should speak for council were the chairman and the district clerk, neither of whom were present. Two Wells refuse dump was established about eight years ago and closed earlier this year. Two Wells Community Advancement Association had been advocating its closure and returning of the land to recreational use. All those who spoke were opposed to establishing a caravan park there and eventually a motion was passed calling for the land to be retained for all time for recreational purposes. However, it was stated the association was not opposed to a caravan park being established in or near the town.

Young leaders

MARCH 1989 Francis Pellizzari and Frank Dimasi are two young men from Two Wells who attend Blackfriars College. This year they were both chosen to attend the Leadership Camp during the first week of school with 40 other students. Fifteen students were voted to be prefects at the conclusion of the camp and Francis and Frank were among them. “I was a bit surprised. It was a large group to choose from,” Frank said.

Brothers opposed

APRIL 1990 With local football only 10 days away, the Lamont brothers, Geoffrey (Wally) and Michael are preparing to outcoach one another in the head-on clash between United and Two Wells at Long Plains on April 21. The brothers are setting what is perhaps a new record for the Adelaide Plains Football League. Both brothers have played for Two Wells and United in the past. Michael and Geoffrey, together with younger brother Peter, must have set a family record by all playing for Two Wells in a successful grand final a few years ago. Two Wells Echo, October, 2010

Warning on blue crabs With the warmer weather approaching, PIRSA Fisheries has issued a timely reminder to recreational fishers of the strict regulations applied to blue swimmer crabs. Regional Manager Central South, Randel Donovan said strict size, bag and boat limits applied to blue swimmer crabs which are in place to ensure the long-term sustainability of the fishery is protected. “Fisheries officers will be patrolling all Gulf waters to keep an eye out for those people doing the wrong thing,” he said. “We want to ensure all fishers are aware of the regulations which apply to blue swimmer crabs so they do not put themselves in a position where they could face possible fines and loss of equipment.” Blue crab regulations: •Daily bag limit of 40 per person (combined limit with sand crabs). •Daily boat limit of

120 (combined limits with sand crabs). •A minimum size limit of 11cm width measured across the carapace from the base of the largest springs also applies. •It is illegal to take

female crabs with eggs. These must be returned to the water straight away without harm. •Recreational crab fishers are not permitted to sell or trade their catch. PIRSA fisheries has

produced a short video showing the correct way to measure different fish species, including blue swimmer crabs. The video can be dowlnloaded through:

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With a herd of alpacas to keep her occupied, Bev Smith-Trim still makes time to put back in to the Two Wells community. Since moving to the town in 2004, Bev has contributed to the wider community through the Two Wells Regional Action Team and also by volunteering at the community craft shop. Recently Bev retired from the role of secretary for TWRAT, but continues to be involved and enjoys new challenges. She’s also been an active member of the Two Wells street parade committee for a number of years. “Involvement in the community is a great medium for meeting people in the town,” Bev said. Having previously lived in Adelaide and Wallaroo, Bev said Two Wells was a very friendly and hospitable town. Pet alpacas now provide

Bev with a lot of joy. The first additions to her and husband, John’s family were Wally (short for Wallaroo), Ross (short for Rostrevor) and Ben (short for Bendigo) at the start of 2005. Five years on, and the trio are joined by Dutchess, Tessa, Arabella, Daniela, Salome, Lorelei, Dana-Suzanne, Statesman and Postcard Prince. And if that’s not enough, two more are due in the next few months. The best thing about Two Wells for Bev and John is the friendliness. “It doesn’t have that smalltown parochial feel,” John said. “It also has good access to the city.” Along with alpacas, another of the pair’s passions is music. And travelling to Adelaide to watch Bev’s flugelhorn and trumpet champion son Mark in concert is high on the priority list.

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Council service centre opens December 6 Members of the Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) and other volunteers have almost completed moving out of the Two Wells Visitor Information Centre (TWVIC) which they worked hard to administer for seven years. The visitor centre has continued operation successfully due to its volunteer base, but will shortly enter a new phase of existence. TWVIC will be open as a 9am–5pm District Council of Mallala service centre five days a week from December 6. About 109 volunteer staff have worked at the centre since it opened in 2003 until 2010. Previously known as CABRI, the centre has grown from an empty, dilapidated building to a functioning and helpful hub of the town through the hard voluntary work of many townspeople. The long list of achievements has been made possible by more than $500,000 worth of successful grant funding and many hours spent on applications. Residents have always expressed the need for a council service centre in Two Wells, where the majority of ratepayers live. Now the opportunity has arisen and council has made the most of it. TWVIC manager Davina Smythe said extended trading hours would be a great advantage. “There will be enormous benefits to the community and visitors with council providing visitor informa-

tion services five days a week” Mrs Smythe said. Up to eight council staff could be housed at the premises, which is owned by council, and has been leased to TWRAT for about eight years. It is proposed renovations will include painted exterior heritage red, glass front door, new reception desk and chairs, waiting area, new community notice board and relandscaped front garden. TWVIC provided many community services over the years, including its own establishment as the only Visitor Information Centre within the District Council of Mallala. Other services included an ATO tax help centre, an IT training room and internet training courses, mature aged skill training courses and a website for Two Wells. The centre provided the community with general public internet centre, facilities for photocopying, faxing, binding and laminating, acted as an agent for DCM for dog rego and council rate payments. Staff also produced, copied and distributed the Echo for the residents of Two Wells and Lewiston. Services provided by TWVIC, other than council services, will remain within the township and will be available at a variety of locations, with the added benefit of additional hours. Photocopying services will be available at the Two Wells Craft Shop six days a week. Computer classes will transfer to a new location in November with volunteer trainer Anita Taylor.


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Two Wells football and netball sporting club held the annual Redlow senior presentation evening on Friday, September 24 at the Two Wells Community Centre. The night was very well attended with about 250 people. A delicious meal was provided by Tiff Gameau and her army of volunteers. John Dawkins was MC, with a DJ providing entertainment after the presentations.

Top: Senior colt, Marcus Sayner. Above: Nicole Darling, Bec Pym and Cassie Lange from the A1 netball team. Middle bottom: A4 netballers Cristie Castle and Kobi Paxton with their coach Steph Pelle. Middle top: A3 netballer Megan Renshaw with A2 players Rhiannon Wendland and Carly Heaslip.

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Top: Netball club president Tanya Kent with daughter Cassie, A3 netballer and B-grade coach. Above: A grade best and fairest Tallan Leighton with Michael Abdilla.

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REhEaRsals for Two Wells Melodrama Group’s “The Bold and the Beastly” are drawing to a close, with the usual lastminute rush to finish costumes, props and learning lines before opening night on Friday, May 14. The show is loosely based on a true myth from the Dark ages, or even earlier. set in ancient Ireland, it features some shipwrecked scots, two bulls, a feisty princess, some brave Irish folk, a goddess and a leprechaun. a bloody battle between warring armies is matched by a battle of the bulls, and a of wills between the king and queen. battle The stakes – but not the steaks – are high. Tickets are available for all seven performances. There will be six evening performances on three consecutive Friday and saturday nights between May 14 and May 29. These are dinner performances starting at 7.30pm, with a three-course meal included in the ticket price of $33. Doors open 7pm. a matinee at 1pm on sunday, May 23, will include a two-course meal for the cover price of $28. Tickets are selling fast, but good seats are still available. Get yours today by phoning 8520 2778 (leave a message), or send an email to • PICTURED at a dress rehearsal (clockwise, from top left) are andrea humphrys, as Queen Mead, Rick Bailey, as King ailill, stacey seal, as Princess Finnabair and David McInerney, as Dan McIver.

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Two Wells CFS is holding a Bushfire Prevention Awareness day on Sunday, October 31, from 10am-3pm at the CFS shed, Wells road. The day will cover surviving bush fires and when to stay and defend or leave early. There will also be a free sausage sizzle.Contact captain Adam Harris on 0413 237 036.



Training day polishes skills Brigade set for fire season Two Wells CFS volunteers participated in the Region Two regional field day on Sunday, September 12 at Mt Pleasant. This is a biannual training event to ensure firefighters and incident managers have honed their basic skills in preparation for the coming fire danger season. It provides a safe and realistic learning environment where multiple skills are tested and used at anyone time. The regional field day is one of the largest gatherings of CFS members and fire appliances outside of large fires or incidents. The field day is held in a different location every two years by local brigades who organise the day from catering, exercise and set up to management on the day. This year it was conducted in and around the Mt Pleasant area with 300 CFS volunteers from just over 35 brigades attending. Brigades from around the region often work together at large fires and will travel long distances to help each other’s communities. The day is an opportunity for members to catch up with their mates from all over the region “without the fire”. Crews arrived at 8am on Sunday and finished about 4pm. Several VIPs were invited for to lunch with crews and take a tour, including the governor of South Australia, Rear Admiral, Kevin Scarce. Younger firefighters were particularly excited to meet the governor and had opportunity to discuss their achievements in CFS and their communities. Drills included, map reading, road crash rescue, bushfire fire cause, team work and team communication, search and rescue, LPG cylinder fire, management of an incident, rural fire firefighting skill and driving. CFS members had a very productive day, good food and a great time and all crews performed very well.

Matt Harmartti, Tim Dickinson and Jordan Hilll from Two Wells CFS at the Region Two regional field day at Mt Pleasant.

A member of Gawler CFS gets some tips during the training session.

Calls for help increase TWO WELLS CFS has the dubious honour of receiving more call-outs for the 2009/2010 year in comparison to last year. In fact, we received more call-outs than ever before, a total of 174 – it would be great to see that number drop significantly for 2010/2011. As a community, it is necessary each and every one of us continues to be proactive in keeping our homes safe, and maintaining a status of high alert when on the roads. While our name, Country Fire Service, indicates we are here to respond to fire hazards, responding to fire calls constitutes only a portion of what we actually do in the service. We are asked to attend road crash incidents, chemical spills, grass, garbage and bushfires, as

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Two Wells CFS is manned totally by volunteers who give their time freely to assist others in need. Having said that, it can be difficult to always have someone on hand to respond to calls, so as they say, many hands make light work. Training is held weekly on Monday evening, from 7.30 to 9.30, and we always welcome new faces. Don’t forget the junior members of our community can also be involved through our cadet program. Cadets meet fortnightly, also on Monday (excluding school holidays), with training running from 6pm 7.30pm. Please call Brenton Bennier on 0438 864 741 if you have any questions.


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Two Wells Echo, October, 2010

Jordan Hill, Tim Dickinson and Matt Harmartti from Two Wells CFS with members of other CFS groups at the Region Two regional field day.



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2010 Council Elections Community Partnerships Grant Funding 2010-11 The District Council of Mallala Community Partnerships Steering Committee is now calling for applications for project funding from community groups and organisations. The Programme supports initiatives that focus on the development and promotion of local communities and/or stimulate economic growth. Individual Sports and Cultural Grant funding is available all year round for the purpose of providing financial assistance to individuals who are representing the district at a State and/or National level in their chosen field. Applications must be in the required format (forms are available from Council Office and website) and are to be received no later than 5pm on Friday, November 12, 2010 For further information and application criteria please visit or contact: Community Officer Lynette Seccafien Telephone: (08) 8527 0200 Email: Post: PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502

Nominations Received DISTRICT COUNCIL OF MALLALA At the close of nominations at 12 noon Tuesday 21 September 2010, the following people have been accepted as candidates and are listed below in the order in which they will appear on the ballot papers, should an election be required. 2 Vacancies – Councillor for Dublin Ward KEEN, Terry-Anne – Elected Unopposed JONES, Stephen Edward – Elected Unopposed 2 Vacancies – Councillor for Mallala Ward PARSONS, David Langdon STRUDWICKE, Marcus HOWARD, Yvonne


4 Vacancies – Councillor for Lewiston Ward SUMMERTON, Barry John (Tom) – Elected Unopposed McCOLL, Karen Michelle – Elected Unopposed KENNINGTON, Duncan – Elected Unopposed PICARD, Anne – Elected Unopposed Postal Voting The election will be conducted by post. Ballot papers for both the election and poll for each entitlement will be mailed out between Monday 25 and Friday 29 October 2010 to every person, body corporate and group listed on the voters roll at roll close on Friday 13 August 2010. Voting is voluntary. A person who has not received voting material by Friday 29 October 2010 and believes they are entitled to vote should contact the Deputy Returning Officer on 8346 9057. Completed voting material must be returned to reach the Returning Officer by 5pm Friday 12 November 2010. A ballot box will be provided at the Council office/s for electors wishing to hand deliver their completed voting material during office hours.

Campaign Donations Return Candidates must forward a Campaign Donations Return to the Council Chief Executive Officer within 30 days after the conclusion of the election. K Mousley Returning Officer ELECOM011657

Close of Voting 5pm Friday 12 November 2010

Nominations are invited for the Australia Day Awards to be presented during Australia Day Celebrations in 2011.

Nomination forms are available at the Council Office (2a Wasleys Road, Mallala), the Two Wells Public Library (Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells) and online (www.mallala. Written nominations for all categories of the Awards should be addressed to:Chief Executive Officer District Council of Mallala PO Box 18 MALLALA SA 5502 and received no later that 5pm on November 20, 2010. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer


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NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Section 359 of the Local Government Act 1934, Council excludes all vehicles, with the exception of Council, Cheetham Salt Pty Ltd and emergency services vehicles, from that portion of Light Beach Road, Lower Light, west of Section 729 (SA Rifle Association rifle range) from the date of publication of a notice to this effect in the Government Gazette and a local newspaper until December 31, 2013.

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Council Service Centre to Open in Two Wells The District Council of Mallala has been working, in collaboration with the Two Wells Regional Action Team, to enhance accessibility to Council services. The State’s 30 year Greater Adelaide Plan and associated growth in the Two Wells area have influenced the decision of Council to relocate some of its resources to the current Two Wells Visitor Information Centre (TWVIC). Council has been working closely with members of the Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) to ensure the changeover from Visitor Information Centre to a Council Office runs smoothly and meets the needs of the community. The TWVIC will close its doors under its current capacity on Friday, 8 October 2010. Council CEO, Charles Mansueto, commented: ”Staff and volunteers involved in the Centre over the past 8 years should be proud of their achievements, the TWRAT has provided a valuable resource and significant services to the Two Wells District. The dedication and commitment of its members and volunteers has provided Council with a great base to move forward. We anticipate the introduction of further Council resources to the area will give greater access to a range of Council services to the wider community. Regional Councils are constantly faced with locating core services and resources where they can maximize community benefit. We believe the re-location of some of our resources to Two Wells will go a long way to achieving this.” Council staff are scheduled to re-open the site at 9am on Monday, 6 December 2010, as the Council’s Two Wells Service Centre.

The aim of the Awards, sponsored by the Australia Day Council, is to recognise outstanding contributions to the community over the past year or years. The Young Citizen Award is for persons aged up to 25 years as at 26 January, 2011 and the Citizen Award is for persons over 25 years as at that date.

Road Closure

Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer

3 Vacancies – Councillor for Two Wells Ward DANIELE, Peppino WASLEY, Mark FLAHERTY, Anthony John (Tony) HELEY, Jan

Vote Counting Location The scrutiny and count will take place at Council Chamber, Redbanks Road, Mallala from 9am on Saturday 13 November 2010. A provisional declaration will be made at the conclusion of each election count.


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The District Council of Mallala will be holding a drumMUSTER collection at: Mallala Landfill Depot Limerock Road on Thursday October 14, 9am - 4pm Containers must be: • Triple or pressure rinsed • Clean – no chemical residue • Inspected by a drumMUSTER inspector • Metal containers must be punctured • Lids must be removed. Only containers displaying the drumMUSTER logo can be accepted as these are the only containers on which the levy has been paid. Appointments to deliver these containers can be made at the District Council of Mallala by phoning 8527 0200. Further information can be obtained by contacting Ken Savage on 0408 988 840.

Office hours will be 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, providing the community with planning and customer service functions. Other Council functions will continue to operate from the main office at Mallala. TWVIC Manager Davina Smythe stated “We are delighted with the opportunity to move into a familiar community space, giving Council staff the chance to better meet the community’s needs. TWRAT members are pleased current visitor information services, including the sale of souvenirs and postcards will be conducted within the new Council Office. “There will be enormous benefits to the community and visitors with Council providing visitor information services five days a week” said TWVIC Manager, Davina Smythe. Services provided by TWVIC, other than Council services, will remain within the township and will be available at a variety of locations, with the added benefit of additional hours. Photocopying services will be available at the Two Wells Craft Shop six days a week. Whilst, computer classes will transfer to a new location in November with volunteer trainer Anita Taylor. The Two Wells Public Library provides public internet and computing services, as do the Two Wells Internet Service. Two Wells Echo, October, 2010

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Winter sports wind up

Ladies golf winners, standing (from left) Elaine Grigg, Judi Frost, Yolanda Cannizzaro. Sitting L to R. Aileen Oliver, Helen Johnson, Rhonda Blaser, Jenny Rowe, Kathy Stubing and Tine Perry.



Another successful and enjoyable season completed. If you would like to join us as a member playing 9 or 18 holes please contact Secretary, Tine on 8520 3417 or Captain, Helen on 8527 2213 and we will include you on our mailing list at the start of next season around April 2011. We cater for learn as you go. Club Champion: Kathy Stubing Runner Up: Judi Frost Handicap Champion: Tine Perry Runner Up: Judi Frost Stableford Champion: Deb Lamont Rhonda Blaser PAR trophy: Tine Perry Helen Johnson’s Captain’s trophy: Tine Perry Jen Rowe Putting trophy: Deb Lamont Aileen Oliver Medley trophy: Tine Perry Runner Up: Helen Johnson MonthlyVoucher April: Helen Johnson May: Tine Perry June: Helen Johnson July: Judi Frost August: Tine Perry September: Helen Johnson Weekly Points: Tine Perry Eclectic: Kathy Stubing Laurel Wreath: Tine Perry Silver Spoon: Tine Perry International Bowl: Judi Frost Gobblers: Judi Frost

Football/Netball The Two Wells junior football and netball presentations were held on Sunday, September 17 with a large crowd gathering for the event. A jumping castle provided entertainment while a barbecue and ice creams were available. Junior Colts: Best and Fairest: Nik Seccafien, Runner up: Jack Henneker, Coaches award: Blake Catanzariti. Most improved: Travis Nixon. Best team person: William Hart. B-grade Netball: Best and Fairest: Sarah MacKenzie, Runner up: Maddy Seccafien. Coaches: Brooke Schuit. C1: Best and Fairest: Chelsea Fabrici. Runner up: Renee Cameron. Coaches award: Kimberley Smyth. C2: Best and fairest: Jacinta Deplee, Runner ups: Molly Dowsett and Laura Oakley, Coaches trophy: Emily Flaherty. Senior presentation: Senior football and netball presentations were made at the annual ‘Redlow’ event at the Two Wells Community Centre on Friday, September 24. A grade Football: Best and Fairest: Tallan Leighton. Runner up: Ben Spiteri. Best Team man: Ned Seccafien. Most Consistent: Khan Leighton A1 Netball: Best and Fairest: Bronte Hewett Runner-ups: Cassie Lange, Nicole Hardy and Briony Thomson. Coaches award: Jaimi-lee Fitzgerald B-grade football: Best and Fairest: Nathan Applebee. Runner-up: Lachlan Franklin. Best Team man: Darren Applebee. Coaches trophy: Daniel Hooper. A2 Netball: Best and Fairest: Stephanie Walker. Runner-up: Neralie Wearne. Coaches award: Rhiannon Wendland. Senior Colts football: Best and Fairest: Matt Sincock. Runner-up: Matt Daly. Best team man: Theodore Markou. Coaches trophy: Jim Morrison A3 Netball: Best and fairest: Amanda McHugh Runner-up: Megan Renshaw. Coaches: Cassie Kent and Jasmin Schmidt. A4 Netball: Best and fairest: Cristie Castle. Runner up: Megan Hatch. Coaches Award: Kia Roberts. A5 Netball: Best and fairest: Jamie Dinham. Runner-up: Rhiannon Morrison and Madison Sayner. Coaches award: Sarah Dinham

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Medal Count

Two Wells football and netball club welcomed players, officials and guests from all seven clubs included in the Adelaide Plains Football and Netball Leagues to the Community Centre for the 2010 medal count on Saturday, September 11. The club was very successful in both hosting the event and receiving awards. Two Wells were the most successful overall club in winning three best and fairest awards of the four football grades and three best and fairest awards of the five netball grades. Junior Colt- Jack Hennekerbest and fairest. Senior Colt- Luke Tassel- best and fairest, also highest overall votes with 26. B-gradeNathan Applebee- best and fairest. B-grade leading goal kicker- Jason Becker.A5 – Jamie Dinham- best and fairest. A3- Amanda McHugh-best and fairest. A2- Stephanie Walker-best and fairest.

Shooting Lower North Gun club

Lower North Gun Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday, September 26. Beautiful warm conditions encouraged 18 shooters to attend a relaxed day of great shooting. The ladies provided a roast meal with salads, then a delicious afternoon tea. Scores for the day were: Event 1 – 25 Target Handicap – first, M. Pontifex 33/34, second D. Butler 32/34, third S. Byrnes 28/30. Prizes donated by Lower North Gun Club Event 2 – 50 Target Double Barrel. AA, first G. Gilbert 82/82, second A. Zupanic 81/82, A, first A. Tapscott 86/87, second M. Pontifex 85/87. B Grade

ABOVE: Lower North Gun Club winners. L to R: Sue Byrnes, Angus Tapscott, Graeme Gilbert, Metro Martini, Aaron Zupanic, Don Butler, Max Pontifex and Jamie Gilbert. RIGHT: Brett and Barry Duncan relax with Loretta Atkins and Ron Smith. first J. Gilbert 55/56, second M. Martini 54/56. Prizes donated by GJ and MJ Tapscott Fencing Contractors. Overall and High Gun won by M. Pontifex 77/79, Prize donated by J & S Byrnes. Event 3: Jackpot – The chance to shoot 10 targets single barrel off your metreage if your name is picked out of the hat. Won by B. Byrnes $74. The next monthly shoot is Sunday 3first October with a 100 Target Double Barrel event. Any enquiries, please contact the president on 0411 238 391.

Brett, Barry shoot in WA

Barry, Brett and Pam Duncan recently travelled to Geraldton, Western Australia for Brett and Barry to compete in the Clay Target Crayfishing Carnival from September 18–20. Brett and Barry both performed well in the shoot which had more than 200 competitors from all over Australia. Brett finished with one first place and two third placings, winning the A Grade High Gun - and getting a Sash for his winnings. Barry came second in Event one in B Grade and was consequently regraded to A Grade. Leaving Tuesday morning (early) September 14 and arriving in Perth, the trio then picked up a five berth Campervan. “We then visited the Fremantle Maritime

Museum with Brett and Barry doing the guided tour of the Submarine, Oberon Class Submarine HMAS Ovens,” Pam said. “We then headed up to Guilderton and stayed the night then moved on to Geraldton for the Clay Target Crayfishing Carnival.” On Thursday, the boys set up camp, next to Loretta Aikins and Ron Smith who have been caravanning for a couple of months, mainly staying at Leonara - but coming over to Geraldton for the Shoot. This Crayfish Carnival is one of the richest in Australia. On Monday, they set off for Perth and caught the plane home on Monday night. “It was a very quick trip but very rewarding for all of us,” Pam said.

Motoring to national champs After competing across the state, Two Wells teenager Aaron Hart was recently named South Australian motor cross champion for his class. The 14-year-old placed first in the 2010 SA MX Championship Title in the 85cc/150cc Big Wheel Class on his motorbike. Aaron also finished in fifth place overall in the 250cc 4 stroke class and recently represented South Australia at the Nationals in Lake Macquarie, NSW . He competed in the 2010 Honda Australian Junior MX Championship from Sunday, September 26 to Friday, October 1. With hopes to one day turn motor cross riding from a hobby into a job, Aaron was first introduced to the sport when he was three. “Dad used to race, so he got me into it,” Aaron said. His dad, Michael Hart, was also a successful rider at a state and national level. “I’d eventually like to ride in America and turn it into job,” Aaron said, adding he enjoyed the thrill of the sport. “It’s fun, I like winning and the adrenalin and I meet lots of good friends,” Aaron said. But it also provides plenty of opportunity for the youngster to travel. Having competed in Queensland at the start of the year, he’s also been to nearly every corner of South Australia. The first round of the state championships was held at Mount Gambia, the second at Wingfield, the third at Port Pirie, the fourth at Port Augusta and the final race was at Murray Bridge.

RIGHT: Aaron Hart on his motor cross bike practicing at his Lower Light property.


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Tennis to continue

B-Grade from left: Cassie Kent, Sharnie Kent, Jessica Smith, Taylah Fabrici, Brooke Schuit. Front: Zoe Grant, Melissa Smyth, Maddy Seccafien and Jess Stringer.

Junior Saturday morning team tennis will begin on October 23, for 8 - 16 year olds. Professional coaching will be available from Monday evenings starting October 11. Register interest ASAP to Carolyn Weir on 8520 2421. Members of the Two Wells community have rallied behind the troubled tennis club, with a committee formed and plan of action established. About 15 people attended the crisis meeting on Tuesday, September 14, with five apologies also noted. The general consensus of the group was to form a committee and an AGM was then conducted with a full committee elected. Newly elected president Lynette Seccafien said it was a step forward

for the club. “It was a successful meeting with a positive group of people rallying together to ensure tennis continues in the district,” Mrs Seccafien said. ‘Crisis donation tins’ have been set up in local businesses around the town until the end of October to help pay off the debt to District Council of Mallala for court resurfacing. “Loose change can be donated to the club to kick start the season off for the junior team.” Committee members are already planning social tennis on weeknights to help the club financially. Two Wells Tennis Club has already nominated four junior teams in the Lower North Junior Tennis Association, consisting of one Division 1 team of four, one Division two and two Division three teams of four.

S o c ia l Te n n is

Come along and join in all the fun plus help raise money to save your local tennis club Social tennis will be held at Two Wells tennis courts every Wednesday night and every second Friday night. Wednesday will be a team competition, with entries open to teams of four at a cost of $20 per team per night. The competition will kick off on Wednesday, October 13 and run until December with a break in January. It will recommence in February-March 2011. Friday night tennis will be $5 per person with BBQ and drinks available. Enter teams or register interest ASAP to Stacey Gameau on 0407 189 139 or Gary Farr on 0407 603 757.

A5 Premiers, back from left: Jessica Walker, Jamie Dinham, Rhiannon Morrison, Sarah Dinham, Robyn Champion. Front: Natalie Centenara, Juanita Hamilton, Madison Sayner, Shai Dedes and Pauline Hatch.

Three flags for the Roosters

The Roosters won three premiership flags at the recent netball and football grand finals on September 18 in Balaklava. Dave Gameau’s junior colts won against Hummocks Watchman Eagles very comfortably, defending their 2009 premiership. Jack Henneker received the best-on-ground medal. The B-grade netball team, led by Cassie Kent, won their grand final against Long Plains, who they


had not beaten all year until the big day. They also won comfortably with Sharnie Kent receiving the best-on-court medal. The A5 netball team were the only other team to win a flag, defeating Balaklava by five points. Coached by Robyn Champion, the A5 girls had a good season losing only a few games. See all the presentation results for the Two Wells football and netball sporting club on page 17.

Tarsha Briscoe, Maddy Seccafien, Shannon Weir, Jess Weir and Macey Briscoe.

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School tug-of-war pulls in a crowd

Gerry’s Jottings Bowls news from publicity officer Gerry Goulter

Survival of the fittest

Two Wells Primary School students participated in tug-of-war at the school’s sports day on Friday, September 17. The students looked to be enjoying the fun, despite some teams having trouple staying upright. Top: The white team are pulled to the ground from a dominant opposition. Top right: A yellow team member refuses to give up despite falling to the ground. Right: The yellow team in action.

Bowlers ready to roll for season opener October bowls program:

The Men’s Pennant program starts on Saturday, October 9 with the premier two north team at home to Salisbury, metro two north team also at home to Gawler while the metro three north team is away to Modbury. Prem two north October 16– away at Woodville, October23– home to Semaphore, October 30–away at Payneham. Metro two north October 16–away to Elizabeth red, October 23– home to Para Hills, October 30– away at Salisbury.

Metro three north October 16–home to Munno Para Red October 23– away to Hope Valley, October 30– home to Gawler White. The Wednesday program starts on October 13 with the Premier two north team at home to Elizabeth while the Metro two north will also home to Munno Para. The rest of the October program is: Prem two north October 20–away to Hope Valley, October 27–away to Henley Metro two north October 20–away to Modbury, October 27–home to Gawler Red

The Ladies Pennant program starts on Thursday, October 7 with Red team away at Owen and the White team at home against Mallala Black. Red Team: Octobrt 14–home to Hamley Bridge Gold, October 18–away to Balaklava Gold, October 21–home to Balaklava Green, October 28–away to Mallala White White Team: October 14–home to Balaklava Red, October18–home to Owen, October 21–home to Hamley Bridge Gold, October 28–away to Port Wakefield Gold.

Horsing around

The weather has started to warm up just in time for our ‘Open Day’ on Sunday, September 26, signalling the start of the summer bowls season. Many turned up including MLC John Dawkins who popped in to wish the club a good season. After the formalities, teams were formed and two games of eight ends were played. Afternoon tea was served with plenty of cakes, finger food and sandwiches being consumed along with tea or some amber liquid. Since the last report we have welcomed some new and old members into the club. From the Elizabeth Bowling Club we welcome Paul Candlish, father and son Mark and Brenton Bains, Ivan Ayris from Clearview plus we welcome back Barry Perrett after missing one season and Mark Thomson after missing two seasons. We also gained one new lady member who is well known by everyone in Two Wells and Lewiston –Yolanda Cannizzaro. We are in desperate need of some more ladies, as a few of our members are unable to continue playing because of age and illness. There must be out in the Two Wells and Lewiston areas some ladies who could take bowls and have an enjoyable morning and meeting others within our townships. All we request is for a few more residents to give it try just like Yolanda, who has never played. “Learn to Bowl” evenings will be starting up again on Tuesday evenings at 7pm on October, 12. These evenings give you great opportunity to have a go, because all you need to start with is a pair of flat sole footwear. We are now in receipt of two computers for seniors to learn about broadband. Times for when these computers will be available for general public use will be announced in next months report. We have the bowls to play with and you do not need bowling whites to participate. To finish this report we are holding a dinner on Melbourne Cup day and tickets are $17 each. Tickets can be obtained from Bev Thomas or booked by phone 8520 2678.

Above: Narrie McArtney on her horse at the Dressage Day. Left: Emily Petty concentrates during the dressage event.

Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club held a Dressage Day on Sunday, August 1 at the grounds on Aunger road. Results from the day were published in the September Echo. It was another succesful day for the pony club. Upcoming events: October 21– Level one clinic at Northern Equestrian Centre October 31– Car Boot Sale at Aunger road grounds. Sellers in at 7.30am, buyers in from 9am–1pm. $10 per car. More information from Bronwyn on 8520 3625.

Right: Winner of the novice, Nicole Metcalfe and far right, Nicole Berry.


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2010 October Echo  

The Echo was founded in 1978 and originally printed as an A4 single sheet newsletter. In 2010, Papers & Publications trading as the Plains P...

2010 October Echo  

The Echo was founded in 1978 and originally printed as an A4 single sheet newsletter. In 2010, Papers & Publications trading as the Plains P...