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Two Wells terrific Two Wells Senior Colts fly the premiership flag after their victory over Balaklava at Virginia on Saturday.

n The Rooster was crowing loud and long, and the red and white colours of Two Wells waved proudly at the end of the Adelaide Plains football and netball grand finals, held at Virginia on Saturday September 10, with three netball teams and the Under 17 footballers all coming away with flag honors. n Despite clouds threatening to “rain on the parade” all day, the weather stayed

dry, giving players great conditions and spectators the opportunity to watch some terrific sport. n The Under 17 footballers took out grand final glory with a terrific win over Balaklava by 69 points. The final score was Two Wells 13.12.90 to Balaklava’s 3.3.21, with best on ground awarded to Two Wells’ Dylan Wise. n In the A2 netball grand final Two

Wells defeated top of the ladder Hummocks, 45 to 34, with best on court awarded to Stacey Gameau, who had a great season following the birth of her first child earlier in the year. n In the A4 netball decider, it was a thrilling one-goal win to Two Wells over Balaklava after extra time was played. The final result Two Wells 48 defeated Balaklava 47, with Balak’s Clare Haynes deemed best on court.

Best on ground, Dylan Wise.

n Two Wells came runner-up in the A6 netball competition, playing hard but ultimately defeated in the season decider by Balaklava 52 – 34. n Earlier in the day our youngsters showed the club has a great future, with the C2 netballers defeating Mallala 23 – 16 and Rooster Holly Bates given best on court for the game. n See the back page for all the Two Wells netball photos.

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Running in their first City to Bay fun run are Two Wells IGA team members (from left) Tina Seres, Lyn Tree, Franca Notarianni-Ellis, Nick Cavallaro, Thomas Jones, Jessica Renaglia, Rosa Settimio and centre, Kendall Willis.

City to Bay for Two Wells IGA Taking part in this year’s City to Bay run for the first time will have a special meaning for Two Wells resident and IGA supermarket owner, Rosa Settimio. Mrs Settimio, along with her brother and six staff members, is participating in the annual event to raise funds for the McGrath Foundation, in memory of her sister-in-law, Elsa Cavallaro, who sadly lost her battle with breast cancer three years ago. “We chose to raise money for the McGrath Foundation as breast cancer

seems to have touched so many lives,” Mrs Settimio said. “There are also others who we have been in contact with who are still fighting to survive and we never know when we or someone near to us, may need the support the foundation offers.” Ranging in age from 20 to 66, the team, which consists of eight members, has been training for the event on Sunday, September 18 in their own time as well as organising a few group walking sessions. First-time participant, Jessica

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Renaglia, is looking forward to the challenge of completing the event. “If anything it’s the accomplishment of finishing the race from start to finish,” Jess said. With a target of $5000, the group plans to hold a number of events to raise funds and already has had great support from the community, with $500 raised after a recent sausage sizzle and a kind resident donating jewellery for a raffle. You can sponsor the team online at or support them in-store with a donation.

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Tribute to Gary Cleary

Many Lewistonites, and others, have been saddened by the sudden death of Gary Cleary. He was a Lewiston institution, having been born in the area and having lived here all of his life. I don’t recall meeting anyone in the area who didn’t know him. Together with his soul partner, Sue, they ran Joyeata Organics from their home on Hayman Road. Their endeavour has not only contributed to the better health of people locally and across Adelaide; a perfect example of how cottage industry works. His indefatigable work ethic was legendary to those that knew him. Despite the time demands of the business, Garry was generous with his time and always willing to help others. One Saturday afternoon, while I was snoozing I was woken by his van coming down the drive. He had finished his deliveries for the day and decided to call in and show me how to grow my mushrooms. I never did get the hang of growing mushrooms but I appreciated Garry’s best efforts to teach a nongreen thumbs how to. In between running a business and attempting to teach me how to grow mushrooms Garry even found time to attend yoga lessons. His attempts at the balancing exercises provided entertainment for the whole class, as did his occasional snoring during the relaxation exercise. My greatest condolences go to Sue.

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ewiston resident and 16-year-old Trinity College Year 11 student Adam Sheridan has the potential to help millions of asthma sufferers across the globe after winning the ABC’s New Inventors 2011 grand final show. Adam was part of a seven-member school team – named BaCoN after elements on the periodic table -– who won the show’s Bright Spark Award and $4,000 in cash and prizes for their design and prototype of an asthma “spacer.” Other members are Damon Smith, Brandon Matthews, Michael Lynch, Daniel Woods, Liam Scott and Matthew O’Malley. They received support and mentoring by Engineers from BAE Systems Australia and teacher and coach, Sue O’Malley. The team hopes to commercially produce their spacer once it has undergone clinical trials. The project started in September last year after the group was encouraged to enter a FIRST Lego League competition. As part of the competition, the group had to design and make a Lego robot that could complete a variety of intricate tasks. The robot won the competition and then went on to win the equivalent at national level. This win saw them fly to St Louis, Missouri, USA inApril to participate in the FIRST World Festival where they received a World Innovative Solution award for their research project, and placed third overall. Their research project is where the idea for a more effective asthma spacer was born. As part of their initial FIRST competition entry, the team had to come up with a research project centered on helping the body. “We were actually stumped for an idea,” Adam laughed. “We had to do something that helps the body. “And because Damon and Matt (team members) both have asthma we thought about ways that we could help. “We talked about how they didn’t take their spacers with them because they took up too much room and thought we could do something

hat’s T Inventive! n LEWISTON’S Adam Sheridan with the spacer and award. n LEFT: Team BaCoN – Back (from left) Brandon Matthews, Adam Sheridan, Daniel Woods, Damon Smith, Michael Lynch. Front: Matthew O’Malley, teacher Sue O’Malley and Liam Scott.

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with that. We tried to think of ideas of how to collapse it.” Loosely based on the philosophy of the Tupperware collapsible containers, the groups’ Space Saver Spacer is made of medical grade silicone and can reduce in size to about that of a saucer, making it lightweight and portable. Traditional asthma spacers are made of rigid Perspex and are about the size of a one-litre bottle. Spacers are designed to help hold asthma

medication, making inhaling more effective. Adam believes the Space Saver Spacer does this. “It is definitely better because with the normal spacers, as they are made of plastic, they have a lot of static electricity and a lot of the medicine sticks to it,” Adam explained. “As this is made of silicone it is more resistant to static electricity and more medicine gets through because it doesn’t stick to it.”

Asthma Foundation SA CEO David Benson said a spacer acted as a holding chamber for medication until it was breathed into the lungs, and team BaCoN’s design had the potential to help thousands of asthma sufferers. “Such inventions as the Trinity College Space Saver Spacer will significantly improve the lifestyles of asthma patients,” Mr Benson said. Trinity College Head, Nick Hately, said the team was an inspiration for fellow students at the school and was thrilled their invention had the potential to help others. “The college is delighted the team is using their passion and talents to help the wider community,” Mr Hately said. “They have identified an area of concern and gone out and done something positive about it. They are excellent role models for other young people.” The seven-member group has known each other since their first days together in Reception. “When we found out we won it, it was pretty exciting and overwhelming,” Adam said. “We just didn’t

believe it, it was kind of hard hitting (and) it took a while for it to sink in. “The whole competition took a lot of hard work. It was very strenuous but overall it was very rewarding. “It showed us a lot of hard work brings good things.” Filmed in Sydney, the ABC’s The New Inventors show was an amazing experience, Adam said, one with the potential to launch their idea to global companies. “We are hoping to get this produced but first we have to get a clinical trial,” he said. “We also have to get a patent for the product as at the moment we only have an innovative patent, which is a patent for the idea.” Adam said the team hoped to secure the services of a group in Perth to conduct the clinical trial, with six or seven global companies looking to endorse the spacer. Next year Adam has lined up psychology, music and drama, and information technology subjects, and after completing Year 12 hopes to go on to university to study “multiple things”.

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In Brief Hickinbotham reports back to Mallala council

Concerned Gawler River residents who use the Baker Road ford are, from left, Renata and Angelo Conti, Kenny Seccafien, Lisa Todoroff, visitor Nicky Kakamanoudis, Angelo Russo, Dominic Trimboli and (back) Danny Todoroff and Trevor Seccafien.

Council puts Baker Road ford under the microscope

Constant closures of the Baker Road ford, Gawler River, are costing local residents time and money, and have been for years, but Lewiston and surrounding commuters who use the pass to get to work, go shopping or shift machinery will be holding their breath in hope, following a decision by the District Council of Mallala to investigate a possible upgrade of the crossing. At its August 22 meeting councilors voted to investigate “all possible options, including feasibility and cost estimates” to upgrade and maintain the Baker Road ford, Gawler River. DCM chief executive officer Charles Mansueto said the ford was closed on numerous occasions this year due to continued water across the road. “Most people use that crossing from Lewiston through to Virginia,” Mr Mansueto said. “And unfortunately for the last few months we’ve had to close it from a safety point of view. “When it is closed they must use an alternative, and longer route, through Old Port Wakefield Road.” Angelo Conti’s mixed farm backs

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onto the Gawler River and has been in the family for around 50 years. Mr Conti says the constant closure is a bain for nearby residents, makes travelling times longer and potentially creates road hazards as many farmers are forced to move machinery along Old Port Wakefield Road. Mr Conti was part of a group of concerned residents who made a plea to council last month to fix the crossing so it was not closed so frequently. “The travelling time is almost doubled when the ford is closed,” he said. “In the past it was only closed when they released water from the dam but since Christmas it’s been closed off and on at least 10 times. “We’re not leaving a very good carbon footprint at the moment.” Mr Conti said the group was looking to council to install one-metrehigh culverts, which would take water under the crossing and make it passable even if levels rose higher. Angelo Russo moves machinery through the Baker Road ford from

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his property in Virginia to another in Two Wells and agrees the closure makes things difficult. “Two Wells and Lewiston people are inconvenienced because it is closed a lot of the time,” Mr Russo said. “And when I have to take my machinery the long way round it becomes dangerous, I hold up traffic and it costs me more in fuel and time.” Another resident, who lives in Two Wells but has a property near the ford, is Trevor Seccafien. Mr Seccafien said the ford closures meant “a cost to everyone”. “I’ve got a trucking business carting fertiliser to properties in Virginia,” he said. “It’s quite an inconvenience especially when you’re running trucks. It definitely costs more time and fuel.” Mr Seccafien said locals had been campaigning for an upgrade of the crossing for about 20 years and the pledge by the council was “a step in the right direction”. As the ford is part of a boundary between the Mallala and Playford councils, Mr Mansueto said the DCM would be looking to liaise with the Playford Council on how to manage,

upgrade and maintain the crossing. While a bridge would be a great solution to the problem, Mr Mansueto said it was too expensive for council to consider and the most likely option would be raising the floor of the level. “They did look at it (a bridge) many years ago,” he said. But it wasn’t an option.” City of Playford Council media liaison, Chris Crago, says the council has not received any complaints about the Baker Road crossing, but is willing to work with the DCM to plan a path forward for the area. “Once a solution is designed and a cost estimate completed, the project will be included with other capital works projects for consideration and prioritisation by elected members,” Mr Crago said. “Playford Council will work with DCM to develop a design which will address current concerns around the Baker Road ford crossing.” Mr Crago said a design and cost estimate for the ford upgrade was anticipated to be completed and agreed to between the councils over the next three to four months.

Representatives from home developers Hickinbotham gave a presentation to the District Council of Mallala on Monday September 5, highlighting the results of community planning workshops for the proposed Two Wells development. DCM chief executive officer Charles Mansueto said the “placemaking road map” presentation was an update from the Hickinbotham group on how information from the community sessions had been collated, giving councilors an opportunity to ask questions or clarify queries. “It was a very informal meeting,” Mr Mansueto said. “It was basically an update from the workshops about how the plans had progressed.” Hickinbotham managing director Michael Hickinbotham said it was terrific to present to elected members. “The informal session was a great opportunity to provide the elected members with a project update, an overview of the recent place-making sessions and the community’s ideas and suggestions,” Mr Hickinbotham said. “We were really pleased to present to the elected members and we thank them for their time.” At its September meeting council will formally endorse the place-making outcomes, Mr Mansueto said.

Date set for ‘Fun 4 Kidz’

It might seem a little early but set the date December 11 aside for a fun-filled evening with your family. The annual Two Wells Uniting Church ‘Fun 4 Kidz’ event is going twilight, with music, rides, children’s craft, the Christmas story and much more scheduled for the event at the Two Wells Football Club from 6pm.

Keeping your kids cyber safe

The internet is an integral part of life. It enables people of all ages to learn and communicate with others. Children have been brought up using the internet. They are able to use the internet for many reasons, including: • Assistance with school assignments • Learn new skills • Gain knowledge • Keep in touch with friends • Meet new people However, with using the internet may come risks. Risks that sometimes parents are not aware of. Risks of

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their children providing personal information to new people they meet on-line. Risks of sharing passwords. Risks of posting public profiles about themselves. Risks of responding to unpleasant or suggestive messages and risks of being exposed to sites that are for people over the age of 18. It is important to

ensure your children’s safety while using the internet. For information on internet safety please contact the Cybersafety Contact Centre on 1800 880 176 or alternatively you can visit the Cybersmart website at www. or The next Neighbour-

hood Watch meeting will be held on Tuesday 11th October 2011 at 7.30pm in the Two Wells Community RSL. This will be a joint meeting with the Mallala Neighbourhood Watch group, and a guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. The following meeting will be held on Tuesday November 8.

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Noah’s Crossing Veterinary Clinic senior vet Chris Girling and practice manager Joanne Chaplin with Puzzle the cat and PJ the Blue Heeler.

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ew, cutting-edge stem cell therapy could soon see our beloved dogs and cats living longer and with less pain. In a breakthrough for the pet care industry, stem cell therapy is now available to animals, mostly cats and dogs, giving pet owners a more affordable option with better results. Noah’s Crossing Veterinary Clinic at Lewiston is one of only three centres in the Adelaide region to train in the unique procedure, with practice manager Joanne Chaplin saying it is exciting times for the clinic. “We know that this really works,” Jo said. “It’s fantastic and it’s affordable.” In the past pet owners with dogs showing signs of hip dysplasia had generally two options; costly surgery or inexpensive euthanasia. Stem cell therapy offers owners another affordable option Jo says. “It’s heartbreaking for people when they are faced with those decisions,” she said. “And for cats with liver disease, most are limited to palliative care and the outlook is not good.” The procedure involves non-invasive surgery where the animal’s own fat cells are taken from their body and “processed” to the important stem cells. “The stem cells bind to the diseased areas and promote healthy growth,” Jo said. “They are basically reproducing the cells. “It’s like we’re putting in a repairing agent, but it’s the dogs own cells doing the work.”

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Jo’s 14-year-old blue heeler, PJ, would have been a prime candidate for the therapy, if it had been around five years ago. The aging dog suffers from severe spinal arthritis and in the past was unable to walk. Jo’s dedication to her pet’s physiotherapy, coupled with her knowledge as a veterinary nurse and support from vets and friends at the clinic, helped PJ get back on her feet. “Had I had that (stem cell therapy) on offer when she was eight or nine, it certainly would have been a consideration,” Jo said. Senior vet and clinic owner, Dr Chris Girling, says the procedure is fast, effective and has the potential to help animals with other conditions too. “The target animals are those with joint disease and arthritis,” Dr Girling said. “But it has the potential to work for animals with other problems. “It certainly has been used in spinal cases and reproductive problems.” Using his own animals as test cases, Dr Girling said the procedure had great potential to improve the lives of dogs and cats. “We did our first case about four to five months ago, with positive results,” Dr Girling said. “Generally in the first few weeks we see noticeable differences (and) before too long we’ll be able to freeze the stem cells. “Which will mean we won’t have to do the whole process again if the animal needs further treatment, we can just use the

frozen stem cells and insert those into the target area.” With hip surgery or replacement costing anywhere from $10,000 and upwards, Dr Girling said stem cell therapy was a reasonable option for pet owners, priced from $2,200. “We harvest about 50 grams of the dogs own fat,” he said. “This helps with the regeneration of the dogs own cells, with joint regeneration and makes the actual fluid and natural components of the joint healthier.” With all the relevant equipment needed to carry out the process available on site, Jo said the clinic was able to offer clients an affordable option, other than euthanasia. “Arthritis and joint conditions are one of the main reasons people look at euthanasia,” she said. “This is really important because it gives them another alternative, with a really good price and a really good outcome. “We’re really excited about the potential of this.” A typical hip replacement sees dogs take up to three days to recover from the surgery itself, followed by two to three months of rehabilitation. Stem cell therapy, Dr Girling said, has the dog up and about hours after surgery with the animal only taking a few days to recover. In July the clinic held a seminar on the topic to give pet owners the chance to hear from leading stem cell advocate Rob Zammit. About 80 people attended the seminar.

• Who will wear the crowns for the first time? Yes, the crowns for our prince and princess of the christmas parade have been ordered. We would like to hear from anyone who will nominate a local youth aged between 11 and 15, to be our first prince and princess. Supply their name and contact details and the reason you are nominating them, to email or post to PO Box 468 Two Wells. When the Craft Shop re-opens next month, nominations also can be left there. Nominations close November 30. The Christmas Parade is to be held on Friday, December 16. Put this date in your diary – already expressions of interest have been received from two new stallholders. •Exciting times for the old Courthouse Building as the renovations commence mid-September. Watch for some bargains before the closure on September 17 and come and visit the Craft Shop when it is re-opened about a month later. • Please give us your thoughts on the possibility of a Senior School be-

ing established in the Two Wells area. Where would you place this facility? What type of courses should be taught? What sporting or other facilities should be included in it? • A special thank you to all who assisted with the working bee in the wells area on August 14. Special thanks to Michael and Ruth from Hickinbotham for providing the sausage sizzle and for your input to the day. The Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) meetings are becoming more interesting with the input from new members. We look forward to achieving more for our town with the new ideas and suggestions we are receiving. • Does the skill of calligraphy appeal to you? TWRAT holds classes in calligraphy as well as those held for computer use. For further information please contact Anita on 85203475 or 0428824712. Remember, we welcome input from the community and would love you to attend one or more of our meetings, which are held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Catholic Church hall from 7pm.

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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.

Church times

Two Wells Uniting Church, Gawler Road. Services are held every Sunday from 10.30am, including Sunday School for the children. All welcome

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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.

Bowling Club

New bowlers are always welcome to attend and there is always an opportunity for those wanting a game of bowls. Bowls is played all summer on Saturdays and Wednesdays or Tuesday night ‘learn to bowl’ evenings. Phone: 8524 2274, M: 0435 017 719.

Two Wells Community Children’s Centre, 27a Gawler Road, Two Wells. Communitybased, 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 Pre-Entry. Qualified, caring staff. Educational, developmental programmes, and Special Needs services available. Nutritious, fresh meals. CHILDREN ARE TOO PRECIOUS FOR PROFIT! Visit au or phone 85202358

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Community Bus, return trip to Elizabeth City Shopping Centre, Only $5.00 return (kids free), Next bus: September 16. 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 Calisthenics. Looking for something new and lots of fun? Come along and give it a go! Classes held at Two Wells Primary School, Tuesday Night practice, Sub Juniors(7-9 years) 5pm to 6.30pm. Juniors(10-12 years) 6pm to 7.45. Inters(13 and older) 6.45pm to 8.30pm. Phone Jodie Simons on 8524 3990 or 0423 928 311, first lesson complementary.

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.

Church times

Anglican Church Services St Peter’s Mallala - 1st Sunday of the month 10am Sept 4 & October 2. Contact: St Paul’s Two Wells - 10am September 11, 18 & 25 (September 25 is back to church Sunday). October 9, 16 & 23. October 30 to be advised. Contact: Rev Barbara Bonifant - Ph: 8449 4454


Fa m i l i e s L e a r n i n g a n d 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.


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, Ph 8520 2100.

Craft Group

Craft Group at Two Wells In the St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall, 10am to 12noon Wednesday September 14, 28; October 12 & 26. Contact: Rev Barbara Bonifant - Ph: 8449 4454.

craft shop

The Craft Shop, TWO WELLS C O U RT H O U S E , Q u a l i t y 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.

lutheran church

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

neighbourhood watch

Neighbourhood Watch Meeting held every second Tuesday in the month (except January) at 7.30pm in the Two Wells Community RSL, Main Street of Two Wells. For more information contact Dave Body on 8524 2036 or Maria Aunger 8520 2328.

Play group

Two Wells Football Club, meals every Saturday night during the season. 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. New players welcome.

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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.

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

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 teeoff 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.

healthy eating club

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.

kennel & obedience club

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.


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.

probus club

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: Violanda Cannizzaro 8524 3131.

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.

uniting church

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. For information contact Mollie Frost 8520 2073 or Alan Howell 8520 3063.

function venue

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. Prices on application to secretary Steve Bradwell, P.O. Box 127, Two Wells 5501, Ph: 8524 2274, M: 0435 017 719.

Walking Group

Rotary club

Two Wells Rotary Club, Meet every Tuesday night, 6:30pm for 7pm dinner at the Two Wells Tavern, Contact Robin Trevilyan 8520 2788.


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 8-11yrs, tuesdays 7pm, scouts 11-15yrs, thursday 7pm, venturers 14-18yrs, thursday 7pm. Group leader ian laughton Phone 0403 976 984.

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 Val Mai on 8520 2722.

Weight Watches

Mallala Weight Watchers Group has moved to a new venue. Weigh-ins, followed by a group meeting, will now be held at the Mallala Uniting Church every Monday night from 6.30pm. New members welcome.


Two Wells Blue Light

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.

Two Wells Blue Light held 4 times a year at the Two Wells Community Centre, 7pm to 9.30pm for ages 8 to 17 years. For more information contact Maria Aunger on 8520 2328 or Anne Porter on 8524 3382.

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, August, 2011

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Sports clubs gain grant funding

Three Two Wells sporting clubs have secured more than $15,000 in government funding between them. The State Government’s Office of Recreation and Sport’s Active Club Program saw the local tennis club, cricket club and the football and netball club receive funding. The Two Wells Tennis Club has secured $3,500 to contribute towards the purchase of

new nets, net posts and court cleaners. Funding for the Two Wells Cricket Club was $3000, with the money going towards the sporting club’s upgrade, which will include an equipment storage room for the cricket club. The Football and Netball Sporting Club won $10,500, which will contribute to the replacement of the club’s air-conditioning system and cool-room.

SA Member for Parliament for the Taylor electorate, Leesa Vlahos, was excited to hear of the club’s successful grant funding from the latest round of the Active Club Program. “This funding assists a wide range of sport and active recreation groups to purchase equipment, deliver activities and improve their facilities,” Ms Vlahos said. “It’s a great way to acknowledge the pro-

grams that are driven by volunteers in the local community. Those volunteers keep our sports clubs alive.” Funding for the second round of the 2011-12 Active Club Program opened on August 27. Visit the website for further information about this program and other sport and recreation funding opportunities.

GARDEN CREW SERVES UP RESULTS OF VEGIE HARVEST After months of tender care, students at Two Wells Primary School finally got to harvest the “vegetables” of their labour on Wednesday August 17. Garden crew members Cory, Sean, Nhicos, Brayden, Josh and Sampson harvested the first lot of produce from the school’s edible garden. The boys picked lettuce, spinach, and spring onions, and also dug up some potatoes. The students then prepared all of the fresh produce, making a salad for the leadership team of the school, which was thoroughly enjoyed and rated 10/10 for flavour, presentation and texture. The boys also enjoyed eating what they had grown and prepared, and the garden crew are now busy replanting so they can prepare another dish.

Enjoying the “vegetables” of their labour are, from left, councilor Judy Sanders, Sampson Rawle, Cory Tryfopoulos, Joshua May, principal Cherie Collings, Sean Hammond, Brayden Wittholz, deputy principal Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown, and Nhicos Garchitorena.

Main Street project an example of working with community In a coup for District Council of Mallala, the much-debated Two Wells Main Street Guidelines has been nominated for a state planning award. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said design firm JPE Design Studio had nominated the councils’ guidelines in the Planning Institute Awards as an example of community and council working together. “Basically it’s an example as to

how a council and the community can work together for a really positive outcome,” he said. “I thinks it’s great to be seen as an example of the process that can get some really good outcomes for the community.

PET CARE parasite control With the beginning of spring upon us it’s the perfect time to worm, clean and prevent or control parasites. With the new season comes more wild animals hatching their young and looking for food to feed the young. They will spread their worms and parasites onto our animals whilst trying to gain extra food to take back to their nests. It is advisable to worm all your animals at the same time and do every animal on your property to prevent re-infecting animals that have already been wormed and treated for parasites. With the warmer weather also comes mosquitoes and the diseases they carry, make sure your small animals, in particular rabbits, are protected from mosquitoes and

“It’s been a really successful outcome in terms of the guidelines.” Mr Mansueto said council endorsed the guidelines at the end of August and were now in the process of pursuing land ownership to facilitate the development.

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the fatal infections they cause. Make sure all vaccinations are up to date. Contact your local vet for information on vaccinating and what is required for specific animals. Puppies are susceptible to four dangerous virus diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Kennel Cough and Leptospirosis. It is necessary to have the first vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age and the second at 12 weeks. A third booster is given at 16 weeks, after which your pet is fully protected for one year. Following the vaccination, your dog may be quieter than usual and possibly have a reduced appetite for 1-2 days. For all worming and parasite control contact Mike @ Two Wells Fodder Store on 85202505 or Greg @ Angle vale seed and fodder on 82849313 or email greg@

at the council. While two of the four committees have reached their quota, positions are still available on the Environment Management Committee and the Facilities and Infrastructure Committee. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said being part of these committees, who meet bimonthly, was a great opportunity for ratepayers to help advise council. “They are advisory committees to council and are very strategic

in nature in the sense of planning ahead,” Mr Mansueto said. “The committees are a key influence of where council heads in it’s future.” A workshop for new committee members will be held at the council’s Mallala chambers on next Wednesday September 14 from 6.30pm. Interested residents are urged to contact the council on 8527 0200 or email for further information.

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Shape fun at FLAG

CHILDREN at FLAG have been having a great time exploring shapes. Helen Gammon reports parents traced their child on a big piece of paper and then the children had great

fun dressing themselves with shapes cut out of paper and material. “They were very proud of their person and have hung them in their bedrooms,” said Helen.

“We have also explored shapes with play dough, cutting and gluing and singing with Rae Wilson. “Coming up we will be shape painting, making a shape clock and

celebrating ‘talk like a pirate’ day.” Anyone with children from newborn to five years of age can come and join FLAG Tuesday mornings at the Uniting Church hall.

Disabled riders ready to ‘rein’ supreme Riding for the Disabled Association SA (RDA SA) is gearing up for its annual dressage championships, to be held at Mallala this Sunday, September 18. RDA state manager and Two Wells local, Kay Milton, said the event was a great opportunity for riders to celebrate their success and show muchpractised skills to a wider audience. Kay says RDA has operated in South Australia since 1969, and is an important outlet for many people, especially children, with disabilities. “One of the association’s mottos is ‘enriching lives’,” she said. “And that is so true here. “This just brings quality of life to the riders.” Over the years, Kay said countless horses have helped riders improve mobility, hand-eye co-ordination, core strength, balance and ability to interact with others. “Taking part in a healthy outdoor sport in a safe place helps most riders simply feel better, through a combination of stimulating exercise, challenging activities and fresh air,” she said.

Riding last month at the RDA Northern Area Centre at Globe Derby Park was eight-year-old Ethan Lawson, who each week eagerly looks forward to coming to lessons. Ethan has been riding for the past four months and his mother, Lynette, says after taking part, he is a much calmer, happier child. Ethan’s coach for the lesson was RDA volunteer and Two Wells resident Vicki Brooks. Vicki has been volunteering at the centre for the past 11 years and loves seeing the happiness riding brings to those who take part. “I love the kids and the horses,” she said. “To see the smiles on the kids faces, to see what they can achieve, it’s terrific.” We’ll be wishing them all the best of luck when they take part in RDA’s State Dressage Championships at the Mallala Equestrian Centre’s indoor arena on September 18. n For further information contact 8331 1833 or visit the RDA’s website at

EnjoyinG a ride at the RDA Northern Area Centre last month was eight-year-old Ethan Lawson, pictured here aboard Alex, with volunteers Vicki Brooks (coach), Jill Bussenschutt, Ian Clark (horse leader) and RDA state manager, Kay Milton.

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Bec O’Brien



magine swapping a chef’s apron and job aboard a cruise ship sailing the world, for the relaxed lifestyle and friendly community of a local publican? Seems like a big shift to most of us, but for Lower Light Hotel owner Neill Sharer, it’s been a homecoming, of sorts. Born in the United Kingdom in 1958, this 53-year-old has seen and done a lot in his life so far. He has sailed around the globe four times, visiting 92 percent of the world’s countries in the process, and seen and done things many of us can only dream of. Take for example his experience of the ‘real’ Cuba, with Salsa dancing, rum and ice drinks and Cuban cigars to boot, or the wondrous sights he saw while sailing the Antarctic. There have been pirates, hurricanes, whales and tropical storms, not to mention the amazing people and cultures he was privy to along the way. Yep, there’s not much Neill hasn’t seen. Leaving school early to begin trade school as a chef, Neill says the hospitality industry was something he’d always wanted to be a part of and had been dreaming of since the age of seven. Following completion of his trade school in 1976, Neill went to work in London’s West End, where he landed a job in The Royal Garden Hotel, a beautiful five star hotel. “It was busy, it was different, it was great,” he said. He worked here for a number of years before getting engaged to long-time girlfriend Debbie in 1976. In 1979 they married and now have five children - Janina, Mark, Paul, Ross and Cory. Neill and Debbie worked all over the UK including beautiful Hereford, where Janina and Mark were born. “We had a great life there,” Neill said. “But then in 1989 we decided to move to


n NEILL SHARER behind the bar at the Lower Light hotel – and images of his cruise ships in the ice of Antarctica and berthed in Capetown, South Africa – and below, as executive chef aboard Saga Rose.

Australia. The UK was going through doom and gloom. “There was a recession and lots of unemployment and I just thought there has to be a better place to bring up the kids.” After hearing of a friend’s success in Australia, and their financial freedom, Neill and Debbie decided to move “Down Under”. However, applying for a visa during Australia’s bicentennial year was no easy feat, with Neill stating the family’s application got lost “in the wave of people wanting to move following the images of sun, surf, tall ships and kangaroos”. Arriving with nine suitcases and a pocketful of money, Neill began the task of looking for a job and somewhere to live. “I knew there’d be no problem getting a job,” he said. “There were hundreds of hospitality positions advertised.” And he was right, practically walking off the street and into an up-market four-star hotel as an executive chef/food and beverage manager. Trained in classical French cuisine, Neill found Australia’s taste buds and variety of foods a little different. “The seasons here are very different and the types of fish also,” Neill said.

“I spent a lot of my time walking the markets getting to know what was here.

“The fruit and veg was so much more fresher and local (and) it was nice to use such good fresh produce.” While the range of produce and Australia’s warm weather, beautiful beaches and varied countryside, saw the Sharers embrace their new country with gusto, in some ways Neill says “Down Under” was still catching up with other developed countries. “We’d had for years the seven-days a week shops like Bunnings and food outlets in the UK, and this was Melbourne, a capital city where you couldn’t even buy meat after midday on Saturdays, or God forbid something DIY on a Sunday!” Neill said. “In some ways it was so fantastic and so great, and in others it was so crazy. “The people here are really, really friendly. “We came with the attitude, and still have the attitude, that we might have an English accent but we came here to be Australian. “There’s not a cat’s chance in hell that we’d ever move back.” After settling into Melbourne life, Neill

moved around a bit in the food industry, working at various hotels and restaurants, and exclusive golf clubs such as Barwon Heads, even teaching hospitality for a while and then running his own catering business. It was by chance when Neill was checking job adverts he had placed on the internet that his wife Debbie spotted an advertisement seeking staff aboard a cruise ship. After applying, ‘just for fun’, the company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Liners (RCL), offered Neill a position on one of their ships as a second executive chef. Sailing from Florida on the USA’s east coast, he began three and four-day trips which saw the ship’s 2800 passengers take in the Bahamas and RCL’s private tropical island, Cococay. Several months went by and Neill received a phone call seeking him to taking up a position as a relief executive chef aboard another cruise liner, The Monarch of the Seas. He later became executive chef aboard this ship, cooking for two main dining rooms, each seating around 800 people, with two sittings for dinner and an all day restaurant open from breakfast through to late night snacks. Add to this luxury BBQs, midnight chocolate and chef’s gala buffets and don’t forget the stunning poolside midnight buffet. Neill stayed here for two years before moving onto sister ship Legend of the Seas, which sailed out of the United Kingdom on 14-day trips, taking in Portugal, France, Italy, and North Africa along the way. “We were literally like Daniel in the lion’s den, being based in Southampton, the home port of Cunard and P&O!,” Neill said. n Continued next page Two Wells Echo, September , 2011

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Caleb Hagenbucher and Cody Murch.


Around 130 young people turned out to help the Two Wells and Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch Blue Light Disco celebrate its third birthday on Friday, August 19. Neighbourhood Watch secretary, Maria Aunger, said while the night started late due to sound problems, the help of dedicated volunteers and young DJ’s Sam and Domonic, ensured everyone had a great time. “We had lots of door prizes drawn and they were well received too, especially by the little boy who won the DVD player,” Maria said. “I would like to thank the DJ’s who were kind enough to help us out at the last minute – Jack Thompson and Sam Costin of Hewitt. “They did a really great job, and without them we would have had to cancel the disco. They saved the night, for which we are very grateful. “We’d also like to thank Gawler Cinemas for their kind donation of gift vouchers for the night.” The last TW&LNW Blue Light Disco for the year will be held on Friday November 4, at Two Wells Community Centre. The night will have a Gothic, Ghosts and Ghouls theme, so start planning your Halloween-style costume now.

ABOVE: Shania Van Groesen and Brianna Sebenhuysen on the dance floor. LEFT: Ieasha Smith, Jaime Stringer and Shania Shipton-Vurns get into the spirit of the Blue Light Disco’s birthday celebrations.

Dominik Price, Nuriootpa Police constable John Tonkin and Sam Carter

Miriam Slattery and Tayla Oakley.

Kiki Hendrickson and Tayla Warren. “We were coming into the old, traditional British cruising area with our international crew, American menus and American food (and) the flavours and menu combinations didn’t fit the British tastes. “We had to put British style foods in there.” After working this route for several years Neill says he started to get bored and was looking for a change. A friend advised him of a position as an executive chef aboard one of Saga Shipping’s liners. “The Saga Rose was a ship that was designed to do world cruising,” Neill said. “It was a lovely, classic old ship, truly luxurious and a genuine five-star ship.” Carrying 550 passengers the Saga Rose left port in January and sailed for four months around the world, returning to the UK at the end of April. These trips saw Neill take in many more countries and witness some amazing creatures, places and people. “It was fantastic to do a world trip,” he said. “I’ve seen 92 percent of the world. “This ship went to places that other’s couldn’t because it was so small, such as the Amazon River.” Havana in Cuba is one place that sticks in Neill’s mind. “The country was just incredible,” he said. “So natural, no Coke, no Burger King or McDonalds or KFC, just a lovely, natural place to see. Not content with sailing the world Neill Two Wells Echo, September, 2011

Aleah Stocker, Jypsie Hendrickson and Tahlia Marr. opted for a break from sea life and took up a position as corporate chef at Ayres Rock, which he says was not his “cup of tea”. Following this unsatisfactory career path, Neill went back into shipping aboard the Fred Olsen ship The Black Watch, and then later the Discovery. It was aboard the latter ship Neill travelled to places such as Antarctica, where he saw thousands of penguins, countless seals and whales, and amazing glacial structures. So, how does a man who’s sailed the world four times end up in a small, semi-rural place like Lower Light? One word – family. Neill’s wife Debbie had relatives living in the Adelaide Hills, while they were based in Victoria, and the family wanted to be closer to them. About eight years ago they bought a property at Windsor while Neill continued his sea-faring career. “For eight months of the year I lived out of a suitcase,” Neill said. “So it was important that Debbie and the boys had a place that suited their lifestyle.” After being at sea for so many years the lure had waned and Neill decided he again wanted to settle down on the land with his family, so they started looking for a small business. Neill and Debbie took over the lease of the Lower Light Hotel just before Christmas last year and are taking the challenges as they come but with great excitement and hope for the future.

“It was a big challenge to start with,” Neill said. “It was basically just a drinking pub with only minimal food sales. “We were fortunate to take the hotel over form Joffrey who help us so much, and we will be indebted to him.” Neill is keen to keep the character and much-loved charm of the ‘drinking pub’ but at the same time wants to bring a new touch and modified menu to the place. “You’ve got to do what the market wants you to do,” Neill said. “Buy the best quality meat, fruit and vegetables.” Neill only uses Black Angus beef and buys his vegetables locally from Dublin Fruit and Vegetables. “You can’t muck about too much with what people choose to eat,” he said.“Keep it simple, fresh and well priced.” Although sailing the world brought many new experiences and life-long friends, Neill says he enjoys the slower pace of publican life and relishes the opportunity to chat with locals about the events of the day or week. “The nice thing about it is the people you meet,” he said. “We have regulars here, including three men we like to call the three wise men. “They have a lovely sense of humour and are lovely guys. That’s what I like about it.” Neill is in the process of writing a book about his cooking adventures, hoping to call it “So You Want to Be a Chef”. Maybe the “three wise men” will help come up with a chapter or too!

Go back to church on September 25

Back to Church Sunday will be held at St Paul’s Anglican church in Two Wells on Sunday, September 25 The day is now celebrated across many denominations, and as well as Australlia, in the United Kingdom, Argentina, New Zealand and Canada. Back to Church Sunday was launched in Australia on September 13, 2009 when 600 churches across 19 Anglican dioceses took part. On that day 12,000 people returned to church at the invitation of a friend. In 2010, the number of participating churches rose to 660 and an estimated average of 15 people came back to each church, which represents an increase of 19 per cent for the average congregation size. This year the Anglican parishes of St Paul’s Two Wells and St Peter’s Mallala are hosting their Back to Church Sunday with a special service beginning at 10am at St Paul’s Two Wells, followed by Morning Tea in the parish hall. The congregation would love to see you there. • For more information see the Back to Church Sunday website.


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Saturday night at ...

THE FLICKS Enjoying the night were youngsters Zachary and Kiralee McDonnell. Scout leader Ian Laughton works the projector. In scenes reminiscent of “Saturday night at the movies” from yesteryear, the Two Wells Scout groups’ first movie night attracted 70 keen audience members. Moviegoers of all ages sat keenly eating homemade choc-top ice creams and popcorn while being treated to a night of nostalgia. There was something for the whole family including cartoons, newsreels, shorts and “Cry of the Wild”, a film highlighting the lives of the Northern Timber and Arctic Wolves of British Colombia, as the feature film. Scout group leader Ian Laughton said the night on August 13 was a relaxed, family affair with a great mix of people.

“We were trying to recreate the atmosphere of what it was like to go to the Saturday night movies years ago,” Ian said. “Those who went really enjoyed themselves.” Ian used his own 16mm films, as well as skills gleaned from a 20-year part-time career at Wallis Theatres as a projectionist, to put on the show. Held at Two Wells Community Centre, funds raised will be put toward sending the Scout group to the 2012/2013 Jamboree in Brisbane. The Scouts hope to present another movie night in future, possibly hiring a popular fulllength film to attract more of the community.

Emmerson Phillips, Ellie Luckett, Amy Paech and Ebony Green enjoyed the movie night.

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Bookweek celebrations at Two Wells Primary School were a big hit with students, staff and visitors last month following a jam-packed week of activities. A real sense of this year’s One World, Many Stories theme, was felt by all who participated, with story-telling sessions, a treasure hunt, dress-up street parade, book fair, and visit by acclaimed author Roseanne Hawke, just some of the activities organised for the August 21 – 26 week. A parade along the streets of the town capped off a great week with characters from much loved books and costumes galore. There were countless witches, Harry Potters and clowns; a collection of cowboys and cowgirls; pirates, fairies, brides, motorcyclists, bears, police officers and firefighters, even Beast from Beauty and the Beast and Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr Seuss, and don’t forget Dorothy and the Queen of Hearts from the Wizard of Oz. Teacher/librarian Angela Heuzenroeder organised much of the week and said it was a great celebration of literacy, community, and of course books. “Bookweek is very much an enhancement of children’s learning and literacy, Dr Heuzenroeder said. “It’s a chance for the children to get to know different stories and read lots of different books.” One of the highlights of the school’s Bookweek activities was a visit by South Australian and acclaimed author, Rosanne Hawke, whose stories are often set in Pakistan or Afghanistan. “She was an ideal person to have come into the school and celebrate the theme of ‘One World, Many Stories’,” Dr Heuzenroeder said. “We did quite a lot of work with the students so they knew about her books before she came (and) I’ve had many children since come in and ask about her books.

“It really has opened up a little window into the world.” Rosanne Hawke was born in Penola and currently resides in Kapunda. She is an author of children’s books, teacher and writing facilitator who believes anyone can tell a story. “I think it’s very important to come into the schools to support literacy programs,” Rosanne said. “It’s important to help make that connection for the children, that what they are reading has actually been written by a real and ordinary person.” Rosanne seeks to encourage more young people to give writing a go. “I can help show them the facts about writing, help them understand that I’m just an every-day person too (and) they can do it too.” Upper primary student Courtney Hoile said she enjoyed Rosanne’s visit immensely and especially loved learning about the many books Rosanne had written. Fellow student Ella Decorso was keen to read some of Rosanne’s work, saying she couldn’t wait to get to the shops to purchase some of the books.

Acclaimed author Rosanne Hawke (seated) visited the TWPS during Bookweek celebrations last month. Pictured with her are students, from left, Jacqueline Zachoryj, Grace Slattery, Heidi Boon, Amy Spoolder, Jake Wendelborn, Courtney Hoile and Ella Decorso. Two Wells Echo, September, 2011

Creators of this large paper mache globe, made to celebrate the Bookweek theme of ‘One World, Many Stories’ and also highlight the student’s diverse cultural backgrounds, were (from left) Allison Bowyer, Brooke Ayris, Jack Harris, Carly James and (front centre) Matina Chua.

Putting some colour into the parade were Year 3 student Sarah Henneker and Year 7 student Belinda Francechini.

ABOVE: Allysia Raschella, Max Royals and Tenelle Simons. FAR LEFT: Year 6 student Laura Oakley and Year 7 student Jacinta Deplee.

LEFT: Cute as buttons Kirra Robinson, Brooke Perrett and Madison Gort.

William Sanders, Sarah Wood and Grace Slattery all looked great for the parade.


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Beautyand strength! clubs




Bec O’Brien

he word calisthenics comes from the Greek words ‘kallos’ for beauty, and ‘thenos’ for strength. Members of the Two Wells Calisthenics Club have these qualities in spades and last month competed in the 2011 State Calisthenics Championships with great success. The club was formed in 1980 by locals Diane Meaney and Pat Sharpe, and today there are around 20 young girls taking part in the sport, with members competing in sub-junior (ages 6-9), juniors (ages 9-12), and intermediate (ages 1215) levels. Practice is held every Tuesday evening at the Two Wells Community Centre from 5 to 8.30pm, with each level enjoying a 90-minute time slot. Club president, Jodie Simons, says you don’t have to know anything about calisthenics, dance, music or singing to become a part of the club and have fun. “We’re a low-key, fun club, focused a lot on having fun and anyone can join,” she said. “It’s a community-like atmosphere and we’re very welcoming.” For those (like me!), who know little about calisthenics, it is described by Calisthenics SA as a sport with “a strong focus on flexibility, strength and control, grace and poise, expression through both the body and the face, (where) a competitive spirit and a sense of commitment is celebrated; a sport where emotional and social development through friendship and teamwork is encouraged and where youngsters are supported to be the best they can be”. At the Two Wells Calisthenics Club it is a great way to make new friends, learn new skills and gain confidence. “The girls learn to appreciate and interpret different styles of music

n fast facts W h o : Tw o We l l s Calisthenics Club W h aT: D a n c e , gymnastic-style skills, singing, acting, teamwork, confidence, presentation When: Tuesday nights from 5pm at the Community Centre How Much?: $50 per year, $8 per lesson and up to $100 for costumes.

ABOVE: Pictured after a recent competition are Two Wells Calisthenics sub-junior teams members (from left) rear, Lacey Ball, Jasmine Borlace, Tayla Simons, Amy Cattell, Sarah Henneker, Annalyse Brewin, and (front) Maddy O’Neil. Coach Kerry Smolarek and helper Leah Smolarek are pictured at the back. Absent were Jade Stankevicius and Jade Henderson. BELOW: The junior team (back) Jaclyn Stankevicius, Kate Miller, and Kristy Jackson with, (front) Tenelle Simons, Ella Decrso, and Martina Chua. they’ve made a lot of friends.” With no experience needed to join a calisthenics club, the sport has the potential to help participants build the skills needed to compete for the state, which could see them travel all over the country. Talented coach, Kerry Smolarek, has been coaching at the Two Wells club for the past two years, travelling from Happy Valley each week to do so. This travel ultimately became too much, and unfortunately for the club, Kerry sadly had to give up the position. Jodie says the club was very lucky to share in her talent and had benefited immensely as a result. “Her choreography, costume design and attention to detail have with different styles of movement At the club’s most recent compe- for the dance routines. seen the club do extremely well at and dance,” Jodie explained. Jodie says as well as building tition, last month’s state champion“Calisthenics helps girls to de- ships, all teams placed well, with confidence and teamwork skills, competition level,” she said. For the upcoming season the velop confidence in movement and the sub-juniors and juniors finishing calisthenics is also a great way to club is urgently in need of a coach performance and to enjoy the thrill second and the intermediates equal make new friends. to guide its keen members. of competing on stage in front of third. Her own children are members of So if you have a level one coachan audience.” “They have been training since the club and have benefited greatly ing certificate and a calisthenics At competitions, which are the beginning of the year with these from their involvement. background (maybe you’re a forheld twice a year, participants are routines,” Jodie said. “My kids had never done hand- mer member or participant and are required to perform a dance routine “It was terrific to see them do stands until they’d done calisthen- willing to get your coaching qualiof between two and three-and-a-half so well.” ics,” she said. fications?), or you just want to get minutes in length. “They’ve learnt to listen to the While calisthenics is generally These routines can include sing- regarded as a team sport, partici- beat of the music, to follow instruc- involved in this fun and rewarding ing and acting, apparatus, including pants can also compete in solo and tions (and) what I like about it is it artistic sport, please contact Jodie clubs and rods, figure marching, duo sections, and when they reach builds confidence and teamwork, Simons on 0423 928 311 or email and free exercises, which focus on intermediate level, they are encour- and it’s fun for them. All coaching applications will flexibility and strength. “The making of friends is great, be treated confidentially. aged to help with the choreography

Calisthenics club develops much more than dance and music

Juniors on target Lower North Gun Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday August 28. Forty-two shooters from six clubs across South Australia attended for an excellent day of shooting and highly contested cash prizes valued at $400, sponsored by GJ & MJ Tapscott Fencing Contractors. Weather conditions were perfect for shooting and everyone enjoyed a relaxing day with a barbeque lunch sponsored by GJ & MJ Tapscott. The highlight of the day was three local club juniors – Jake Mattschoss, Jamie Gilbert and Angus Tapscott – who all shot 50/50 for the day. The next monthly shoot is on Sunday September 18 at 10am. Any enquiries please contact

the president on 0885202764.

Scores: Event 1 -25 Target Yum Yai Thai Point Score, A Grade 1st G. Gilbert 75/75 2nd B. August 74/74; B Grade 1st R. Cook 74/75, 2nd J. Mattschoss 107/109; C Grade 1st V. Petraccoro 67/75. Prizes sponsored by Yum Yai Thai Kitchen, Henley Beach. Event 2 – 50 Target GJ & MJ Tapscott Fencing Contractors Double Barrel. A Grade 1st A. Zupanic 102/102; 2nd A. Mattschoss 101/102; A Grade 1st P. Marmorale 56/56; 2nd A. Tapscott 55/56. B Grade 1st J. Mattschoss 52/52; 2nd J. Gilbert 51/52; C Grade 1st V. Petraccoro 46/50. Prizes sponsored by GJ & MJ Tapscott Fencing Contractors. Encouragement Award for new junior was Jack Tapscott, who shot 43/50. High Gun G Gilbert 124/125; Sponsored by J & S Byrnes. Event 3 Jackpot –Not won. Jackpot to $235.

Two Wells Echo, September, 2011

Lower North Gun Club winners for August were (left to right), Jake Mattschoss, Graeme Gilbert, Jamie Gilbert, Aaron Zupanic, Angus Tapscott, Adrian Mattschoss and Brian August.


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Father and son team on target

Two Wells Golf Club 2011 Ladies Championship winner Kathy Stubing with r/up Julie Holland.

Kathy wins championship

Under an overcast sky and a fine drizzle of rain, Kathy Stubing took out the annual Two Wells Golf Club Ladies Championship on Tuesday August 16. Played over 27 holes against firsttime championship participant, Julie Holland, Kathy emerged victorious, winning 4/3. Eight ladies took part in the 2011 event with three qualifying rounds being held before Kathy was crowned this year’s winner. Ladies golf is held every Tuesday at the Two Wells Golf Club on McPharlin Road, Lewiston, contact 8520 2607 for more information.

Barry and Brett Duncan returned victorious from a clay target shoot in Queensland last month, with success in a number of events.

Two local gun club members returned victorious from a Queensland ‘shoot’ last month, taking out three events between them. Father and son Barry and Brett Duncan took part in the Gold Cost Clay Target Club Trap Carnival for the first time on August 13 and 14. Around 170 shooters from across the country took part in the event, which saw shooters competing in AA, A, B and C grades, with AA being the highest level. Barry participated in B grade events while 21-year-old Brett took part in A grade events. Barry won the B grade Commonwealth Night Mixed Targets Championship as well as the B Grade High Gun for the weekends’ events. He also placed second, following a shoot off, in the 30 target Medley. Brett took out the A grade 25

target Single Barrel Championship, having to shoot off for the honours. Both are members of the Lower North Gun Club and really enjoy the skill of the sport. “Shooting is very much a mental thing,” Barry said. “The physical side is not much.” Following his success at the carnival, Brett believes he is now the first South Australian member of the Paw Paw Club, a Queensland-based club he says, set up to raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Each time a member ‘drops’ or misses their first or last target in a shoot off they must pay $5. Last year Barry said the club managed to raise a staggering $11,000. Fellow Lower North Gun Club member Max Pontifex also took part in the Gold Coast event.

Netballers Bec Pym, Jess Newman, Stephanie Walker, Rhiannon Wendland and (front) Stacey Gameau at the beach party. Two Wells Bowls Club secretary Doug Maylin hopes the “Night Owl” competition will attract new members to the club.

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The Two Wells Bowls Club is hoping to start a new “Night Owls” competition next month (October) and is looking for teams of four to nominate. Two Wells Bowls Club secretary Doug Maylin said while the club had in the past held night bowling for fun, it is the first time a night competition was being organised. “We hope to gain new bowlers out of this for Saturday,” Doug said. “It’s a relaxed atmosphere, there’s no uniform, you can even wear your thongs if you want to.” The competition is set to begin on October 25 and conclude midJanuary, with a break over the Christmas holiday period. The club will supply bowls for people who do not have their own and ask that flat-soled shoes be worn. Interested people, or groups, are asked to contact Doug Maylin on 8524 3288, 0419671187 or email by October 15.

Beach fun for all Getting ready for the Two Wells Cricket Club’s 2011/2012 season are A grade player Peter Seccafien and president Michael Dimasis.

Women’s cricket team to field side

For the first time in the club’s history the Two Wells Cricket Club will field a women’s side when the season commences next month. Club president Michael Dimasis said the club was gearing up for its 2011/2012 season and was excited by the new team. The women’s competition will be held on Monday nights from 6pm to 8pm, while the men’s and junior will continue in the traditional Saturday format of juniors starting at 9.30am and seniors from 1.30pm. As in previous years the A grade team will participate in both oneday and two-day competitions. With the season starting on October 8, the club is looking for

players to field an A grade, B grade and two junior teams. “The club is also looking for volunteers for the up-coming season,” Michael said. “So if you can help out with the running of the junior, senior or women’s teams please don’t hesitate to put your name forward.” Training will commence on Thursday September 22 at 5.30pm at the Two Wells Oval. For further information please contact Michael Dimasis on 0409 977 191. All those interested in playing women’s cricket are encouraged to contact Bec Pool on 0431 514 072 or Michael for further information.

While the weather may have been chilly outside, at the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club beach party on Saturday August 13, it was anything but cold. Dressed in their favourite beach wear, including thongs, singlets, leis, sarongs, hats, sunnies and zinc cream, members enjoyed a night of fun, laughter and dancing.

One cheeky young footballer braved the elements and came wearing a bikini top and shorts. The club’s final social event for the year will be its annual “Redlow” end-of-season player awards night, which will be held on Friday, September 16 at the Community Centre. Tickets are $30 and are available from the club.

Josh Pichugin, Daniel Hines, Dylan Wise and Matt Glancey look set for summer at the TWFNSC beach party.

Push for juniors as Mallala enters new cricket arena



U/12 modified & U/16 for Mallala Cricket Club For more information contact Kelly A/hours 8527 2173 or 0422 423 366 18

WITH an aim to build a strong foundation for its future, Mallala Cricket Club is keen to mentor its junior cricketers into the club’s first season in the Barossa and Light Cricket Association. The club will also enter an under 12 side for the first time. Mallala was accepted into the Barossa and Light Cricket Association last month after the Lower Gilbert Cricket Association folded.

“We will be entering under 12 modified, under 16 and A4 senior teams,” club president Kelly Curnow said. “The club is looking for interested players for both junior sides.” The under 12 modified competition has rules in place to ensure everyone gets a go. “We welcome all skill levels, boys and girls, even those who have never played a game of

cricket,” Mr Curnow said. The season for under 16s starts October 15 and under 12s from October 22. Training for under 12s will be Wednesday nights from 5 to 6pm, with under 16s on Thursday nights from 5 to 6pm. All junior training will begin October 14 and 15. • For all enquiries contact Kelly Curnow A/H 8527 2173, 0422423366.

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Tennis club all set to serve up new season

TWO Wells A2 Best and Fairest runnerup, Karen Penhall.

Are you up for an ACE? Two Wells Tennis Club is gearing up for the 2011/12 tennis season and is seeking new players, no experience necessary. After heavy fundraising, the club is back on track and recently won a grant from the Office of Recreation and Sport ‘Active Club’ program for $3,500 to purchase new net poles and nets. The club’s annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, at 7.15pm in the Two Wells Football and Netball Club and parents are needed for committee positions, team manager roles and general club support. Meetings are held monthly throughout the summer season and any help would be greatly appreciated – no committee, no club! For those keen to give the game a go, the club will hold a ‘come and try’

TWO Wells A4 Best and Fairest, Megan Hatch.

night for juniors on Monday October 17 from 5pm at the tennis courts. All interested youngsters are encouraged to go along, have a hit and see how great the sport is. If you don’t have a racquet the club can supply one for new players to practice with and lessons will be available each Monday night, with a qualified instructor, when the season commences next month. Matches are played at various locations around the Adelaide Plains, with juniors beginning at 8.30am and generally finishing by 10.30am each Saturday morning. For further information please contact club president, Lynette Seccafien on 0438 212 132, or Junior Co-ordinator Marie Tapscott on 0419 838 929.


TWO Wells netballer Nicole Hardy was named in the APNA A1 Team of the Year.

Plains Producer medal HOW two wells players polled

FOOTBALL NED Seccafien received 10 votes for the A grade Plains Producer medal. A GRADE: Ned Seccafien 10, Kahn Leighton 9, Daniel Hines 5, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh 5, Lee Allmond 5, Ben Spiteri 2, Andrew Hardiman 2, Ben Slattery 1 RESERVES: Adam Humzy 8, Ross Coleman 7, Joshua Brown-Pichugin 5, Trevor Wohlfeil 4, Luke Godfrey 3, Michael Abdilla 3, Thomas Stubing 3, Daniel Tanti 3, Timothy Hines 3, Aaron Sincock 3, Cameron Lamont 3, Anthony Cavallaro 2, Scott Wise 2, Mark Illingworth 2, Aaron Slatter 2, Archi Heron 2, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh 1, Bradley Struck 1, Clinton McDonald 1, Steven Lioulios 1. Senior colts: Luke Godfrey 15, Theodore Markou 10, Archi Heron 9, Matthew Daly 7, Shannon Slattery 5, Dylan Wise 5, Brandon Daly 5, Jim Morrison 3, Alex Mallett 3, Mark Wylie 2, Nik Seccafien 1, William Hart 1, Hayden Ramsay 1 JUNIOR COLTS: Joshua Pellizzari 15, Jake Borlace 7, Tyler Mills 6, Dylan Kotsano 4, Noah Barnett 3, Kyle Giniotis 3, Lee Minervini 3, Jamie Humphrys 2, Harry Gameau 2.

NETBALL A1: Nicole Hardy, 9. A2: Karen Penhall, 10; Kylie Henwood and Sharnie Kent, each 9; Stacey Gameau, 7. A3: Cristie Castle and Jessica Walker-Smith, each 8. A4: Lisa Cocks, 10. A5: Jamie Dinham, 13; Melissa Smyth, 6. A6: Sharna Rendell, 6; Trish Spurling, 5. Two Wells Echo, September, 2011

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ABOVE: Rhiannon Wendland, Two Wells A2. LEFT: Adelaide Plains Netball Association A2 premiers back L-R: Rhiannon Wendland, Sharnie Kent, Jess Newman, Karen Penhall, Stacey Gameau, Neralie Wearn, front L-R: Leah Clifton, Kylie Henwood, Karen Hardy, Bec O’Brien.

ABOVE: Jessica Heaslip, Mallala watches as Stephanie Seres, Two Wells just misses a receival in C2. RIGHT: Adelaide Plains Netball Association A4 premiers back L-R: Jenny Cocks, Koby Paxton, Lisa Cocks, Michelle Dimasi, Amanda Farr, Tanya Kent, front L-R: Jasmin Schmidt, Kimberley Juvan, Nicole Cocks, Megan Hatch.


LEFT: Adelaide Plains Netball Association C2 premiers back L-R:Jade Murphy, Jaime Stringer, Caitlin Musolino, coach Christine Musolino, Tayla Southwell, Stephanie Dedes, Amy Spoodler, front L-R: Jacklyn Stankevicius, Holly Bates, Stephanie Seres, Brooke Humphrys. BELOW: Jade Murphy in action for Two Wells during the C2 grand final.

Two Wells Echo, September 2011

2011 September 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...

2011 September 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...