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Flying high for reconciliation Two Wells Primary School celebrated Reconciliation Week last month with a range of activities including the release of 300 red balloons as part of the celebrations. TWPS counselor, Judy Sanders, said the theme of this year’s reconciliation week was “Let’s Talk Recognition” and the students had been involved in story telling, literacy activities, cooking damper and creating artwork, with the balloon release held on Friday, May 31. The balloons were tied the students in support of reconciliation. “The students had a wonderful week,” Judy said. “They’ve been very busy doing lots of activities in the classroom and learnt a lot about different cultural experiences in their curriculum.” Kaurna Aboriginal elder, Aunty Josie, also visited the school during the week to share her experiences. Tomato chutney, made with produce from the school’s community garden, was incorporated into the damper-making activity and students also got to try a burger made from kangaroo mince.

... As draft Budget offers rates cut

Residents will be spared slightly 4 $30,000 for a whole district Open in next year’s District Council of Mallala Space Management Plan draft Budget, with higher growth than 4 $72,000 for Thompson Beach expected in new developments cutting Fire Protection Infrastructure Upgrade half a percent from annual rates. 4 $60,000 for a Local Drainage Following a special Budget meet- Action Plan ing on Monday June 3, where DCM 4 $1 million to improve local roads endorsed its draft 2013/14 Budget, rate “The Budget is reflecting an increase payers will see a rate rise in spending in road infraof 4.5 per cent, down from structure,” Mr Mansueto the projected five percent. said. DCM chief executive “That has been an issue officer, Charles Mansueto, highlighted by the comsaid the draft Budget remunity on a number of Bec O’Brien reports: flected feedback from the occasions.” community and focused predominately Some of the roads to be sealed or on basic infrastructure needs. relocated over the next 12 months inSome of the capital works the draft clude Germantown Rd, between Gawler Budget is considering include: Rd and Hayman Road ($192,000) 4 $4.6 million for the Mallala and from Dawkins Road to Gawler CWMS project (offset by a 2.6 million River Road ($337,000); Marshman subsidy) Road ($130,000) and Elizabeth Street 4 $80,000 contribution to Baker ($41,000), in Mallala, and Pederick Road Ford upgrade Road Lewiston ($300,000). 4 $100,000 to repair Salt Creek n Continued page 2 Bridge (Old Port Wakefield Road)

n Emily Henneker, Kirina Walker and Jamie Carter with some of the 300 red balloons and RIGHT, up, up, up they go!

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•From Page 1 As well as the above list of local road spending, the Korunye council has also Budgeted a $1 million contribution with the Hickinbotham Group for the construction of Lower Light a roundabout at the intersection of the Mallala and Old Port Wakefield Road, in preparation for the proposed new housing development north of the town. “There’s still a lot of money being spent but it is Ward Belt keeping it to the basics,” Mr Mansueto said of the Lewiston Two Wells draft Budget. Gawler Middle Beach “Growth in our new developments has come in Gawler higher than expected so where we were expecting River Port Gawler one percent its now 1.5 percent, which has allowed council to reduce the average rate increase to existing MacDonald residents to 4.5 percent, down from 5 per cent. Buckland Port Gawler Park Penfield Virginia Park Para Conservation Andrews Munno “Council could use half a percent on new projects Gardens Park Farm Penfield or enhance existing services but have determined to reduce the rate increase instead. Waterloo RAAF Base “It’s an example of why growth is so important.” Corner Edinburgh Elizabeth As the council moves to implement its newly Two Wells and Lewiston, Middle Beach, adopted differential rating system residents will also Lower Light, Port Gawler, Buckland Park, incur a fixed charge of $100 and a $180 waste service and Virginia. charge. The waste service charge applies to properties accessing a two bin (general and recycling) waste service, and recovers the full cost of this service. Residents who use the green waste service will Phone 8862 1977 continue to receive the service, with the cost recovered FACSIMILE 8862 1997 through general rates. NEWS A charge system for the green waste service will SALES be determined and applied from 2014/15. internet Two hundred thousand dollars previously eardeadlines Advertising and Editorial closes marked for a town centre market plaza in Two Wells 5 pm the last Wednesday of the month. has been taken out of the draft Budget and will be conreporter Bec O’Brien sidered by a new council following the 2014 elections. Community consultation on the draft 2013/14 MOBILE 0419 292 715 Budget will start on June 12 and closes July 4. advertising David Newsome A public hearing for community representations will be held at DCM’s ordinary council meeting on manager Andrew Manuel June 24, which has been moved to the Two Wells Community Centre at 7pm.

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Join the ‘sing along’

Do you fancy a good, old fashioned sing along? Red Cross fundraiser for Red Cross Baby entrant, Ella Shipton, is on Friday night at 7.30pm at Two Wells Uniting Church hall. A “Sing-a-long”, with all your old favourites, will bring back memories from your “younger” days, with songs played by Rae Wilson on piano, and Malcolm Wilson as MC. Admission is free for children and $15 for adults.

Op-shop is no dumping ground Was this your rubbish? That’s the question on the lips of the dedicated team behind the successful Two Wells Uniting Church op-shop after a pile of unwanted goods was left at the building in recent weeks. And these incidents are on the rise, according to Op-Shop manager, Margaret Gameau. “More items have been left here since the charity bins near the

Catholic church were removed last year,” she said. “It’s gradually been getting worse (and) I’m concerned it’s becoming a dumping ground for people’s rubbish.” The skip bin behind the Op-Shop was emptied on April 25 and less than a week later it was threequarters full of things people had left at the site, Margaret said. She said while the team of 10 volunteers

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Town project misses funding District Council of Mallala has been unsuccessful in its bid for Federal government funding for a market place in Two Wells. DCM applied for $300,000 in round three of the Regional Development Australia Fund (RDAF) to create a market place as part of the proposed Two Wells town centre development. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said it was disappointing council was not successful. “Given the opportunity for this project to start the revitalisation of the town centre, council is disappointed not

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to receive the funds,” he said. “The project still will be pursued but we will need to look at other grant funding options.” Mr Mansueto said council’s round four application of $15 million for the proposed Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme, which would pipe water from the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant to Two Wells, was withdrawn due to the private partner pulling out. “Council now is looking at a revised project that still will deliver many of the benefits hoped for in the initial application,” Mr Mansueto said.

Some of the rubbish left at the Two Wells community op-shop. gladly accepted dona- garet said. “It’s here for the nearest charity bins tions of clothing, most of people in this district who are located in Gawler or the items being left were are experiencing financial Elizabeth. hard rubbish and not suit- difficulties and we don’t • If you know of any able for re-sale. want people abusing it closer contact Bec at the “I just want people to by dropping their rub- Echo on 0419 292 715 or respect the fact that it’s a bish off.” To the best of email news@twowellsechurch op-shop,” Mar- the Echo’s knowledge,

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A near record crowd of youngsters turned out for last month’s Blue Light Disco in Two Wells. Around 220 kids hit the dance floor at the Two Wells Community Centre last Friday, May 31, with a few lucky ones snapping up some great prizes including an iPod shuffle and a camera. The next Blue Light Disco will be held same time, same place on Friday August 16.

Enjoying a good time at the Blue Light Disco were Caitlin Stewart, Rachel Baker and Jorgia Carter. LEFT: Lauren Turner and Tahlia Grantham – a couple of “besties” at the disco.


War memorial upgrade

A long-awaited upgrade of the Two Wells war memorial will start this month. The upgrade will pay tribute to those who have served in Afghanistan and feature new paving, planting boxes and plaques. The staged project is fully funded by the local RSL group and is expected to be completed by Anzac Day 2014. The Two Wells RSL wishes to highlight support, guidance and encouragement from the District Council of Mallala, including planning and horticultural staff, has made the project possible.

Craft shop birthday sale

Two Wells Craft Shop is having a birthday sale. Call in for a cuppa and cake on Friday June 14 and receive 10 percent off all goods.

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Mr Mansueto said. “But to expand requires access Regional Centre to more water.” This is aDistrict pathway fully Centre supported Neighbourhood by GrowCentre SA’s chief executive, Mike Local Centre Redmond,Major who, although traffic and/or supportivefreight of route the plan in Highdisappointed street general, was

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Putting the ‘beach’ back in Salt Creek

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Long-awaited remediation of Salt Creek at Middle Beach has taken a big step forward, with the formation of a council-backed working party to push the project. The District Council of Mallala voted at its May 27 meeting to commit two councillors and some staff resources to the working party, which will also comprise representatives from the Two Wells Regional Action Team and Mallala Foreshore Advisory Committee and potentially a university or industry representative. Middle beach shack owner, TWRAT and MFAC member, John Drexel, believes the establishment of the working party is a win for the future use and health of the creek and for the people of the district. “It’s an absolute relief,” Mr Drexel said. “We’re all rapt that at last we might be able to move forward to try to put the beach back to the way it was for use by the whole of the northern Adelaide Plains area.” Historically Salt Creek was used by the local community for recreational purposes but over time silting of the creek has reduced these activities including




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culture industry pushed north, effectively creating more industry in the district and potentially hundreds of new jobs, Mr Mansueto said. “Alot of our industry at the moment, particularly as you get past Two Wells, is broad acre farming but there are some small pockets of horticulture in the district, particularly along the Gawler River,” he said. “As a council we’re obviously supportive of the horticulture industry and are already working with the city of Playford in terms of protecting and enhancing the horticulture industry across the two council areas. Mr Mansueto said council had withdrawn its application of $15 million to round four of the Regional Development Australia Fund (to be announced in July) for the proposed Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme to pipe water from the Bolivar Waste Water Treatment Plant to Two Wells. This was due to the private partner pulling out. “Council now is looking at a revised project that still will deliver many of the benefits hoped for in the initial application,”


The State government recently announced a new plan for the north of Adelaide, which suggests 38,000 new homes will be built over the next 30 years in the area. Its Playford Growth Area Structure Plan will also see 100,000 new residents brought to the communities of Angle Vale, Virginia, Buckland Park, Edinburgh and Playford North and hundreds of potential jobs created. While the District Council of Mallala was not mentioned in the plan, the region will no doubt be affected by such a population growth. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said he had not looked in depth at the plan but welcomed the flow-on possibility of population growth and possible jobs for the region. “We will be considering the proposed plan for the Playford growth structure plan and its implications in more detail in coming weeks,” he said. “If council feels it needs to put in a submission to the state government, then we will.” The expansion could possibly see the largely Virginia-based horti-


Bec O’Brien reports:


Massive population boost – but horticulture industry wants ‘blueprint’ action


Region plans for growth

reducing the ability for boats to use it, particularly at low tide. In 2010 DCM invested funds to upgrade the boat ramp facilities but has struggled to maintain the boat ramps due to continual silting. Mr Drexel believes the work of the Salt Creek working party will benefit not only the immediate creek but also council and other industry groups. “We’d like to, if it’s at all feasible, to involve university students in the project to see what the effects the remediation will have on the creek flow,” he said. “We’ll need surveying, environmental management etcetera, so that’s a win-win. “The students get a real life project to use in their studies and we get the results we need to carry out the remediation work. “As a byproduct we can use the material coming out of the creek for levies and maybe even the construction of a second car park, which will save money because we’re using local products.” Mr Drexel said the working party hoped to raise the profile of the area not only for its Middle Beach residents but also for

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active about this and we have been proactive,” Mr Redmond said. “I’m not arguing it’s necessarily the wrong thing to do, but if we’re going to expand into what’s currently the food bowl of South Australia we have to make some sort of plans for where the food is going to come from and where that industry is going to go.” Member for Taylor, Leesa Vlahos, whose electorate is greatly affected by the proposed plan, is urging the local community to have their say. She said more than 30,000 postcards would soon be delivered to residents encouraging them to be involved in the consultation process. “I am encouraging everyone who lives or works in the local community to have a say on what they want for our area,” Mrs Vlahos stated. “Education services, public transport, emergency services, health care and recreation will all need to be considered for future developments. “Providing employment opportunities is an essential part of the plan.” Maps and fact sheets on the Playford Growth Area Structure Plan can be found at www.dpti. Through this site residents can also register to be kept up to date with what is happening with the plan as it progresses. Mr Mansueto said the growing horticulture industry was important for the region in that it could possibly provide hundreds of local jobs. Mr Mansueto said DCM was already working with nearby councils, including Salisbury, Playford, Light and Gawler councils as part of the Northern Adelaide Regional Collaboration to promote the northern region. “We’re all facing the same pressures,” he said.


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Your Community

Send or amend your free community announcements at alcoholics anonymous 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.

basketball 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 Whether you have played lawn bowls before or not, why not give it a go at Two Wells? We are looking for ladies, men and juniors, with or without lawn bowls experience, to join our Club. We need at least three more lady bowlers to maintain our ladies team who play on Thursdays. The match times allow for school drop off and pick up. Wednesday afternoon is men’s day and on Saturdays it is mixed gender. If you are interested in joining in next season, please call the Secretary, Irene, on 0417 810 029. The Clubrooms at Old Port Wakefield Road are available for hire and have excellent bar facilities.

Calisthenics 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.

CFS 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 info ph 8520 2500.

Church times Anglican Church Services St Peter’s Mallala 1st Sunday of the Month 10am June 2, July 7 & Aug 4 10am June 30 - Patronal Festival St Paul’s Two Wells 10am June 6, 16, 23 10am July 14, 21 & 28 Contact: Di Meaney 85 202 308

Two Wells / Virginia Catholic Church invites residents to attend its weekly services. Held at St Josephs, Two Wells 8.30am or Our Lady of the Assumption, Virginia 10am. All are welcome. Parish Priest: Fr Pham Anh Hao (08) 8380 9029. Two Wells Uniting Church, Gawler Road. Services are held every Sunday from 10.30am, including Sunday School for the children. All welcome

Two Wells Lutheran Church, services contact Salisbury office 8281 2976 for further info.

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 Pre-Entry. Qualified, caring staff. Educational, developmental programmes, and Special Needs services available. Nutritious, fresh meals. Children are too precious for profit! Visit www. or phone 8520 2358.

Community bus Community Bus, return trip to Elizabeth City Shopping Centre, Only $5.00 return (kids free), Next bus: June 21, 2013. 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.

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

Community centre 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.

craft shop 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 Fri 9.30am to 4pm, Sat 9.30am to 1pm. Closed Sun & Mon.

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 www.

flag 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 Friday in begining of school term 2, Uniting Church Hall, Gawler Road. For more information please contact Tanya Wilson 0438 202 840, Narelle Copley 0439 837 099, Colleen Sheedy-Palethorpe 0417 899 968.

Golf club 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.

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.


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.

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 Play Group, every Friday morning except Public Holidays, 9:15am to 11am 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: Ree Roden 8520 3773.

Red Cross Two Wells Red Cross meets on the first Tuesday of every month at the Catholic Church Hall, Two Wells at 1.30pm. All are welcome. Contact Jasmin Daniele on 8520 2233 for further information.

RSL Two Wells RSL Sub Branch, Main Street, Two Wells, Ph: 8520 2826, Open: Wednesdays 9am to Noon and Friday 4pm to 7pm, Subscriptions for 2013 are being taken on these days. The kitchen will be closed from Friday December 21, 2012 and will reopen on Friday February 1, 2013. The Sub- Branch will not reopen for normal business until Wednesday January 30 at 9am. Contact Tony: 0412 773 111, John: 0411 894 245.

scouts 1St Two Wells scout group, PO Box 427 Two Wells SA 5501. Cub Scouts - Tuesday, 6.30pm to 8pm. Joey Scouts - Thursday 5.30pm to 6.45pm. Scouts - Thursday 7pm to 9pm. Group leader Ian Laughton Phone 0403 976 984.

Time Out Group Time Out Group at Two Wells. Meet Wednesday fortnightly, from 10am to 12 noon. In the Hart Memorial Hall, Two Wells. June 5 & 19. July 3, 17 & 31 Contact Di Meaney 8520 2308.

Two Wells Blue Light 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.

UCA Op shop Two Wells Uniting Church treasure trove op shop, opening times, Mon, Wed & Fri 9am to 4pm and Tue, Thur, Sat 9am to 12noon. 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.

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

yoga YOGA, Classes are at the Two Wells Catholic Church Hall are held on Mondays 7pm to 8:15pm. Enquiries to Diane 8520 2308 or 0427 616 301.

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his month marks just over six months since the District Council of Mallala appointed a new mayor in Lewiston councilor, Duncan Kennington. He will be one of the last mayors to be elected by a panel of his peers, as the council changes to a community-elected mayor at the 2014 elections. Bec O’Brien chatted with Mr Kennington about what the first half of his term has been like, what challenges he sees ahead for council, and discussed some of the priorities he has for the district. n his first six months as mayor, Mr Kennington has so far seen the role as both challenging and rewarding. In his sixth year as a councillor, the last before this as deputy mayor, Mr Kennington says his time at the “helm” has definitely been a big learning curve. A curve not without its challenges but one also with a great deal of satisfaction and pride. “The mayor’s role has been very rewarding (and) it’s certainly time consuming,” he reflected. “But the connections with people is what’s really important. “Getting the chance to witness and be part of, to celebrate the really positive things that happen in our district, is fantastic.” Events such as Anzac Day and the new citizens ceremony on FLASHBACK: Mayor Duncan Kennington (right) pictured last year in Two Wells’ main street, Thoughtful forward planning Australia Day, bring the community discussing the town centre revamp with DCM CEO, Charles Mansueto and then Local Government is the key to managing these istogether, he says. Minister, Russell Wortley. It is at such events Mr Ken- sues, Mr Kennington believes, nington relishes the opportunity saying budget surpluses should be to listen to the people, a role he the norm not the exception in the will be lost if that happens.” If more people come to the says is vitally important for any long term. With Two Wells earmarked as district, expectations of council councillor, and being able to attend community meetings, to meet a part of the State Government’s 30- and the services it provides will broad cross-section of residents, Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, the increase, paving the way perhaps has given him the chance to speak proposed Hickinbotham residential for DCM to amalgamate with anwith locals and hear what they are development north of the town is other council area. If this happened, Mr Kenningan important project in the scheme concerned about. “You have to be prepared to of things. Mr Kennington admits ton said, the relationship between We can help with all aspects of business & personal Taxation make the time for people, you have there are positives and negatives council and its constituents would Returns and Business Activity Statements. to listen to the residents, and I get to the venture, like many projects. diminish. “It’s always a possibility (amalMuch of the ground work for this chance at community meetIf you are setting up a business, require taxation and business the development has been done, gamation) for where we are in the ings,” he said. planning or heading towards retirement, we can advise you So what then are some of the with council and Hickinbotham present tense but I’m not in favour on the best options for your situation in clear and simple things Mr Kennington sees as issues signing agreements as to who will of it,” he said. language you’ll understand. “We have a very small populafor the District Council of Mallala? pay for what and pledging to work We can also help with your Self Managed Super Fund and Over the next decade, he has together and with the community tion here, which I think is a good thing because we have a more perflagged flooding, population in- to make it successful. specialise in Agribusiness sonal relationship with each other. crease, communication pathways Complimentary initial meeting at your place of business “We can be more reactive, but with council and residents, planthe downside is we don’t have a ning, and budgeting as areas the very big resource base. council needs to prepare for and “If the population gets bigger the manage better. professional public accountants • taxation & business consultants relationship between council and His three main priorities, in no residents becomes less personal, 37 Hayman Rd, Two Wells SA 5501 particular order are: P: 8520 3481 E: and I think that’s what council o Continued consultation and should be about.” communication between council Good connections with the comand the community munity make a council strong, Mr o Developing and maintaining Kennington explained. open and public spaces But councillors also have to be o Budgeting and dealing with strong, he said, saying they need natural disasters. to have a thick skin. Mr Kennington says flooding “We need to have the couris one of the big challenges facing age and integrity to make tough DCM in coming years due to a decisions that may not make us number of factors, including the possibility of flooding from the RELAXING at home in Lewiston popular,” he said. “The issue now is setting up the Gawler or Light rivers and coastal Mr Kennington, like many other flexibility in the finances and havflooding due to rising sea levels. It is an issue that needs to be residents is hopeful the project will ing the community relationships in place to deal with the challenges as faced head on, he says, and one maintain our country lifestyle. “I think it (the Hickinbotham they arise. You’ve got to have conwhich council is currently working on with its flood management development) brings with it certain nected communities because that’s plan, part of an overall mitigation challenges, and certain rewards and where the strength is going to come What we can do for you we’ll have to wait and see how that from to challenge those issues. strategy for the region. Community Update “The key to handling challenges “In addition the global eco- goes,” he remarked. - Community/individual advocacy, engagement and consultation in the future is to make decisions “It could bring with it facilities, nomic system is not considered as  Working with our local olive growers. Informing them of the cut to the - Provide advice and assistance on Local, State and Federal robust as it once was,” Mr Ken- in theory attract things like trans- now, but think into the future, and state levy system. Government matters. port, hospitals, schools, retirement retain flexibility in the system to nington added. - Refer you to the appropriate service provider or Government “The best insurance against eco- villages, sporting facilities that we deal with any unknown challenges  Representing our community. Talking to the Minister for Transport agency if we can’t provide the service. nomic downturns for our district is haven’t had, and that’s the benefit and to keep open minds to deal with Services to improve access to public transport. sound and frugal budgeting into the hopefully you’ll get, that’s the at- new problems. - Assist Community Organisations with grant applications. “Council needs to be more future so we have fat in the system traction of it. - Raise matters in State Parliament that are of concern to  Listening to our principals, teachers and parents. Advocating their “I’m excited about that, I think receptive to the community, it’s if required. you or the community. not about my vision, it’s about the concerns. Fighting for better education services in the North. “There will be challenges in those are good things. “If I have a concern at all it’s the residents, it’s about us as council, the future we are not aware of now, TAYLOR ELECTORATE OFFICE so we need a cohesive community possibility of chopping the land up drawing out what the resident’s viParalowie Shopping Centre sion is, and getting the structure, the Unit 1 & 2, 9 Liberator Drive, Paralowie and a wise and democratic council into minute blocks. TAYLOR ELECTORATE OFFICE SA 5108 Ph: (08) 8280 5144 Fax: (08) 8280Shopping 5526 Email: Paralowie Centre “That country lifestyle which rules, getting development right, so to deal with these challenges as Unit 1 & 2, 9 Liberator Drive, Paralowie SA 5108 attracts people here in the first place the quality of life is right.” they arise.” Ph: (08) 8280 5144 (08) 8280 5526 Email:


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n Two Wells resident, Kylie Pellizzari, pictured here with husband, Francis, was recently awarded her Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Critical Care Nursing) from Flinders University. Proud mum, Irene Giannikos, said Kylie, who gained a distinction for her efforts, made many sacrifices to graduate, while also working shift work and being “mum” to her three boys.

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Members of the public will have easier access to a community vehicle following the District Council of Mallala’s successful application to the Mid North Community Passenger Transport Network (MNCPTN). DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said a vehicle would soon be based at council’s Mallala depot, giving residents who currently have no access to a car more options. The MNCPTN have cars based in other towns which are available five days a week and are driven by volunteers, but this would be the first time a car was based locally. Eligible residents may be taken to medical appointments, shopping and other social activities (conditions apply). • Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting the Mid North Community Passenger Transport Network on 8842 1677. To become a volunteer driver, contact the service on the above number.


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Quality and value assured Two Wells Prime Meat is under new management, providing good, old-fashioned, friendly service, and a large range of high quality meats. But the well-known face of experienced butcher, Dave Humphrys, still is there, giving customers his big friendly smile when they walk in. Dave’s famous kranskys are back, which will please all his customers. You don’t need a special occasion to enjoy the mouthwatering smokey bacon and ham, which is produced specially by Dave and the team. Two Wells Prime Meats is strongly community-orientated, and supports local farmers and businesses, by buying and producing locally. The shop offers a huge range of quality, premium meat and smallgoods, all at competitive prices. If you are having a barbecue, check out their range of sausages, juicy steaks,

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Straight A’s for kindy kids A lot has been happening at the Two Wells Community Children’s Centre over the past month. The children have been busy playing with the Asian themed tea set in the newly refurbished home corner and childcare children have been focussing on the letter “A”.

They have been doing lots of artwork, stories and activities to support their learning. The children also helped chop herbs, which were picked from the centre’s garden, to add to bread made in the bread maker for afternoon tea. It was delicious. Yum!

A number of our staff members also welcomed little bundles of joy into the world – all girls! Congratulations to Amy and Ben Schultz on the birth of Vanessa and Karen and Matt Harding on the safe arrival of twins Tamsyn and Amelia. – HELEN SCHILD

Assistant director, Amy Schultz and husband Ben, with newborn Vanessa. Ruby Kaesler, Tennille Dudley, William Bennett and Curtis Cooper chopped fresh herbs from the garden to make bread in the bread maker for afternoon tea.

RIGHT: Twins, Tamsyn and Amelia, pictured with big sisters Gemma and Erin, were born to Karen and Matt Harding.

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Reception student Amiti Bolitho and Year 6 student Jenny Turner with a balloon they were to release as part of Reconciliation Week celebrations at Two Wells primary school on Friday, May 31. BELOW: Year 7 students Ryley Cummings (left) and David Oakley prepare Reception student Kosta Kiahidis to release a balloon.

Angle Vale Primary School “Grinders” competing in this year’s Pedal Prix are (back) from left, Ashlee McDonald, Michelle Donnelly, Kelly Donnelly, team manger David Heintze, Sarah Donnelly, (front) Jake McDonald, Kimberley McDonald, David Hodgson, Ryan Heintze and in the car, Tamara Heintze.

‘Grinders’ on the go

What has two wheels, two arms, two legs, and goes by the name “Grinder”? Angle Vale Primary School’s Pedal Prix car – being driven by one of its students, of course! The school has been competing in the annual

Pedal Prix event since the year 2000 and by the time the Echo goes to print will have completed their first challenge for this year. The team comprises a mixture of current school students and some ex-school students who now attend the

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new Gawler and Districts College. The school’s governing council chairperson, David Heintze, ably leads them, and is also team mechanic. He is supported by a small but dedicated band of parent volunteers. The first Pedal Prix event for the year was a six-hour challenge at Victoria Park in Adelaide on Saturday, June 1. The team will compete in three events throughout the year, including a 24-hour ride at Murray Bridge in September. Former AVPS student, 13-year-old Kelly Donnelly, is an “old-hand” at the Pedal Prix and relishes the skills and fitness the competition gives her. “The 24-hour event is

the best,” she enthused. “We get to ride right through the night. “It’s a lot of fun and good fitness.” David says the events are challenging for the students but also very rewarding. During the 24-hour event students take it in turns to ride laps of a 2.2km course, with some hitting speeds of up to 30km/h. Teams are scored on how many laps they can complete in the set timeframe. “It’s about working together as a team,” David said. “At the events they spend all their time together, helping each other out. It’s great to see them get out there and have fun.” The next Pedal Prix event will be held on July 27 at Victoria Park in Adelaide.

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FIRST STEPS ON BIG JOURNEY THEY have been at school for a few weeks, now, so they would think they know the ropes about this education caper. Here’s the “newbies” at Two Wells primary school – Reception students, top row (from left) Cody Warren, Alana Cartledge, Nathan Ruijschop, Dylan Arthur, Jack Fagan, Tyson Challenor, Chacinta Friessbourg, Connor Mason, (bottom row), Felix Lloyd, Tristan Gillich, Ben Bellchambers, Cruz Parsons, Kosta Kiahidis, Jackson Starkey and Riley Starkey. Absent Seth Greig. RIGHT: Checking out the playground equipment at Virginia primary school are new Reception students, from left, Samuel Sajewicz, Isabella Stone, Leigh Goss and Chloe Slack.

Gawler and District College sets new community standard

Anew childrens’centre, junior school, oval and library are key elements of a major redevelopment which has created the Gawler and District College Birth – 12, catering for more than 1000 students in Adelaide’s north. Officially opening the college on Sunday, May 19, Premier Jay Weatherill said the $12 million project brings early childhood learning, junior and senior schooling together on the one site for the first time, providing a focus for community activity. The new children’s centre has 45 preschool places and 15 occasional care places, as well as health services facilities. Alongside is a new Reception to Year 2 facility with toilets and a new Year 3 to Year 6 facility with toilets. The redevelopment follows the closure of the Evanston Primary and Preschool and the


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Create a new you at CC hair PREMIER Weatherill with students who were MC’s for the ceremony, Cameron Rudge, Coleson Taylor and Ashleigh Clark.

construction of new facilities on the Gawler High School site on Barnet Road, Evanston. Funding has come from the State Government’s Education Works Stage Two and Commonwealth BER initiatives. Gawler and District College principal, Gerri Walker, said the new school, which has been

operating since the start of Term 1, had already generated positive feedback, including building links with local service and community clubs. “Learning is at the centre of everything we do. We’re developing a new school culture with a focus on student leadership and student voice,” Ms Walker said.


They say you feel like a new person when you have had your hair done! CC Hair at Angle Vale has plenty of new and creative ideas in hair fashion and styles. Owner, Carmel Mangiola, and her team have almost 60 years combined in hairdressing experience. Carmel, Kaila McCubbin and Belinda Sweeney, and second year apprentice, Kylie Rosewarne, have been running CC Hair for 18 months, with first year apprentice, StavroulaArharidis recently joining the team. The salon offers everything from traditional cuts, perms and sets, to colours and trendy modern styles. The salon caters for men, women and children of all ages, with all hair types. Beauty services are also available. n The salon is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm, Thursday nights until 9pm, and Saturdays 9am -5pm. Phone STAFF at CC Hair, from left: Belinda, Kaila, Carmel, Kylie and Stav. 8284 9798 to make an appointment.

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Two Wells Melodrama Group has raised $30,000 for local community groups after another successful season wrapped up last month. The group performed a reprisal of the old classic, “One Hump or Two”, which was first performed in 1987. The Les Williams feature took the audience to an Arabian desert where the cast of belly dancers, sheiks, British soldiers and even a snake charmer delighted with bright, colourful costumes, classic singing solos and duets, all sprinkled with a good dose of humour – and the occasional audience heckler! The original script was tweaked by director Eleisha Arbon, cast member Jess Renaglia, and life member Mark Boon to showcase the many talents of the current cast, which remarkably included three who performed in the original production all those years ago! For those in the audience the show was a blast and the accompanying three-course menu was a treat, as usual. Reflecting the desert-themed performance, the menu included camel (beef) pie and golden syrup dumplings (one hump or two!), and was capably and efficiently served by a team of local volunteers. All funds raised from the event are ploughed back into the community and over the years the Two Wells Melodrama Group has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local groups. TWMG cast member and director, Eleisha Arbon, said the show had been well received and the group was already looking forward to next year. “There were wonderful performances by all on stage and hardworking backstage people,” she said. “A lot of people put in a lot of work behind the

Rick Bailey, Danielle Schmelzkopf, and Jessica Renaglia on stage with Sarah Groom and Katie O’Doherty as the cheeky camel.

The cast from left (back row) Paul Schmelzkopf, Eugene Chaplin, Rick Bailey, Kay Milton, Anne Arbon, Janene Lynn, Andrea Humphrys, Rae Corston, Michael Hardiman, Eleisha Arbon, (front row) Ben Harvey, Danielle Schmelzkopf, Katie O’Doherty, Sarah Groom and Jessica Renaglia, with David McInerney, front.

scenes in the kitchen, bar, waiting on tables and preparing the hall each day. “It is a great community event that is unique to the Two Wells community and everyone involved put in a huge effort, so, thank you.” With this year’s performance done and dusted the cast and crew can all take a much-earned breather before re-grouping to stage the much anticipated comedy show later in the year.

Members of the Two Wells Melodrama Group’s talented orchestra included (front) Chris Lester, Glenys Middleton, Katherine Trevilyan, Jacqui Stapleton, (back) Sonia Post, Gary Bradtke, Lenard Pederick and musical director and conductor, Brian Wilson.


ABOVE: Anne Arbon, David McInerney and Kay Milton on stage for the Two Wells Melodrama Group’s performance, “One Hump or Two”. LEFT: Deb Sheldon of Greenock and Sue Rosser of Lyndoch attend the Melodrama performance every year and loved this year’s desert-themed spectacle.

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Calling all keen skaters, BMX-ers and scooter riders. If you’ve been waiting for a chance to have your say about a skate park in Two Wells, then this is it. An open forum and ideas workshop will be held to discuss the skate park project at 6pm on Wednesday, June 12, at Two Wells Football Clubrooms. A free sausage sizzle will be provided. Two Wells Regional Action Team skate park committee members Tony Lange, Rodney Mildred and skater Alex Bigg, will lead discussions but are hoping members of the community, particularly the younger generation, will step forward with their ideas and input. It is also hoped a specific skate park committee will be established at the workshop. n Contact Tony Lange on 0407 309 774 for further information or email Alex Bigg at alexbigg@

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Making time for toddler read and rhyme

Taking part in the Two Well’s Public Library’s new Toddler Read and Rhyme session recently were, from left, Narelle Copley with Isabel (6 months) and AJ, 3, Ziggy and Alex Fuary and mum Olga, Joylene Wilson and grandson Aden, 3, Julie Hill, and at rear, library assistant, Di Henwood.

Michael Keelan as guest speaker

Are you a parent, grandparent or carer of a pre-schooler? Are you looking for something to do with your little one and have a liking for books? Then head to the Two Wells Public Library for the centre’s new Toddler Read and Rhyme sessions led by library assistant and Two Wells local, Di Henwood. Established earlier this year, the sessions are informal and are held on the first Wednesday of each month from 9.30am to 10.30am. Di leads the group in reading a few books, often around a themed topic, or upcoming event, before the kids can get hands-on in a craft activity. Parents and caregivers have the opportunity to chat and share stories while at the same time engage in meaningful activities with the children. Visit the library during opening hours for more information or contact Di at the library on 8520 2100, or better yet, drop in to the next Read and Rhyme session on July 3.

New chapter starts with book club If you are an avid reader or love to discuss different authors, book genres and character plots, then the newly established Two Wells Book Club might just be for you. Held in the Two Wells Public Library every first Wednesday of the month from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, the book club has been long awaited by some local residents, with members driving from Redbanks and Lower Light to take part in the monthly book review and discussion. Customer and library services coordinator, Anne Sawtell, established the club as a way for residents to share a love of books and has been pleased by the interest shown by the community. While initially Anne chose the first book to review, “Mercy” by Jodi Picoult, each member of the group will have an

Lifestyle and gardening presenter, and cohost of the popular “Out of the Blue” television show, Michael Keelan, will be guest speaker at Two Wells Public Library’s monthly event. Michael will speak at the Two Wells Bowling Club on Wednesday, June 26, from 1pm. The event is expected to be ‘sold out’ quickly, so book your free tickets, which include afternoon tea, at the Two Wells Public Library during opening hours on 8520 2100 or email as seats are strictly limited.

opportunity to choose a title. “The whole point of the book club is for everyone to share books,” Anne said. “And generally the books take them out of their comfort zone.” Lower Light resident, Christobel Crabb, has been waiting for such a club to be established for a long time and relishes the chance to read books from all sorts of genres. “I’ve been waiting for years for a local book club,” she said. “It exposes us to books we would not normally read.” There are still a few places left on the book club, so be quick and contact Anne Sawtell at Two Wells Public Library on 8520 2100 or email AnneS@ The group next meets this Wednesday, June 5 and then July 3.



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‘Cuppa’ keeps cash coming

Some of the stars of the Two Wells Golf Club’s win against Hamley Bridge, (from left) Steven Kelly, Rob Thompson, John Ball and Robert Hogg.

Golfers triumph in Hamley challenge By TWGC handicapper, Russell Grigg The last month of golf has culminated in Two Wells triumphing in the bi-annual Hamley Bridge / Two Wells Challenge. The Hamley course was in beautiful condition and looked a treat. Twenty players fronted from Two Wells, which was very pleasing. Club president, Chris Girling, put together a fine 71 off of the stick, scored 41 points and five birdies to easily be the best Two Wells player on the day. After all the players had finished and scores tallied, it was established Two Wells had won the day with an average of 33.7 to Hamley 31.8 – the first time Two Wells has beaten them on their turf. All had a great day and we sincerely thank Hamley for their hospitality. We have no doubt they will be trying their hardest to knock us off in the return match at Two Wells on August 10.

• With the course back home coming to life from the recent rains so has player of the last month, John Boon. Boony has played beautifully, winning twice, runner-up once, winning the Bob Oxlade Memorial Trophy with a fine net 61, which saw him take out Ian Smith 7/5 in handicap matchplay, lose 4 strokes from his handicap and was in fine form on Facebook letting Neil and Jake Bowden know all about his exploits. There has also been some consistent form from Adam Bail, Robert Hogg, Hans Linford and Gary Payne too, which sees them all just a point or two behind Boony in the club trophy points. •The ladies on Tuesdays have been going strong with captain Elaine Grigg dominating the first five weeks by winning four times. Aileen Oliver did burst her bubble by defeating her in handicap match


The District Council of Mallala at its May 27 Ordinary Meeting adopted its revised Code of Practice – Access to Council Meetings and Documents and Code of Practice – Meeting Procedures. Members of the public are welcome to view these Codes and other Council publications at its Principal Office – 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala or the Two Wells Service Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells. Members of the public are also encouraged to access Council’s website at www. to view these Codes and other Council publications. Enquires in relation to Council publications can be made to: Derek Lawson Governance Coordinator District Council of Mallala PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502 8527 0200


play recently, easily playing her best for the season in doing so. • If you would like to join us to try and tame our challenging little course, visit the club this Saturday. Golf starts at 11am with tee offs until around 12.30pm and everyone in before 5pm for presentation of the days’ prizes and a chance to take home the much sought after Virginia Meat Store meat tray raffles. Ladies also play on Tuesdays around 9.15am and new members always welcome. Men also have a Thursday competition from 9:15am usually followed by a BBQ lunch and a couple of beers after the day’s golf. Two Wells Golf Club also has a website, www. with a wealth of information about the course, competitions, membership information and everything else you need to know. Come out and play! We would love to see you out there. • Also a quick reminder the upcoming Adelaide Plains & Barossa Veterans Golf Day on Thursday June 13, Club Championships in late June, early July followed by the Men’s Open Day on July 28 and the Women’s Open Day on August 2.

Results: 27 April: Par A Grade – R.Hogg +1, G.Payne +1, S.Grigg sq. B Grade – J.Ball +2, J.Boon +1, H.Linfod –1. Ladies – K.Stubing +1, J.Holland –4, E.Grigg –4. 4 May: Stableford A Grade – A.Bail 36, A.Baker 34, C.Girling 33. B Grade – J.Boon 43, H.Linford 40, J.Spackman 37 Ladies – E.Grigg 35, J.Holland 28, K.Stubing 20. 11 May: Stroke A Grade – L.Grafton 62, C.Hogg 63, R.Hogg 64 B Grade – J.Boon 61, I.Smith 66, P.Shields 71. Ladies – J.Holland 78, E.Grigg 83. 24 May: Stableford (at Hamley Bridge) A Grade – C.Girling 41, A.Bail 37, L.Grafton 36 B Grade – S.Kelly 39, I.Clark 38, P.Shields 38.

Trying to decide what delicious goods to buy were Lettie Hunt and Judy Heaslip.

Despite nature putting on a rain show, a dedicated band of Two Wells ladies served morning tea as part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event on Friday May 31. Organised by Two Wells Uniting Church, the morning tea had to be scaled back due to the inclement weather and a trading table was staged under the verandah in front of the local supermarket (thanks Rosa and Rocky!). The hardworking volunteers helped street traffic pick out yummy cakes, delicious biscuits, books, knitted goods and much more, and raised just over $500. The group hopes to stage another event on Friday June 14 (weather permitting), where they will offer pancakes and a sausage sizzle as well as other baked goods. All funds raised go to the Cancer Council.

RIGHT: Two Wells Uniting Church volunteers Rae Wilson and Pam Duncan helped out at the trading table. LEFT: Two local ladies who know a thing or two about baking, Mollie Frost and Audrey Hart.



Ivy Martha Southgate (Applebee) nee Boxer 1918 – 2013

vy Martha Boxer was born on March 16, 1918, at Hilltown, South Australia. The family later moved to Gawler where Ivy spent her childhood. She was always a hard worker and did many different jobs in her long life. Ivy married a Two Wells boy, Ronald Applebee, in 1941 and they settled in Two Wells and had three boys, Raymond, Desmond and Geoffrey. The boys all eventually became policemen in South Australia. Ivy drove the mail truck for many years, delivering mail to the towns north of Two Wells. She also helped Ron, who managed a milk round, picking up milk from farmers in the area and delivering it to the milk depots. Always a physically strong person, Ivy had no problem lumping the heavy milk cans. Later, Ron was stationed at Mallala in the airforce, during World War II. Ivy became an enemy ‘Aircraft Spotter’. A facility was built opposite the Aboriginal wells, now known as the Two Wells ‘Wells’ area, which was a sandbagged structure with a roof and walls, on which there were pictures of the different aircraft of the day. While Ivy was busy doing all this, she also had ‘boarders’living with her and Ron – sometimes up to four. Many a schoolteacher found her living quarters here whilst teaching at the local primary school. She could even turn her hand to hairdressing and many a local lady sat in her kitchen and had their hair cut, permed or set in the style of the day. Ivy was a great sportswoman. She played netball (then known as basketball) from 1937 until 1957, and then went on to umpire. During this time she was also president of the netball club for quite a few years and many Two

By Del Applebee, with contributions from Di Meaney

Ivy’s heart and soul for family and community

Wells premierships were won under her leadership. She was made a life member of the Two Wells Netball Club in 1987. During summer, Ivy loved to play tennis. She began playing competitively in 1937 and continued at No.1 until her retirement in 1970. She was a brilliant player and very few could beat her. For many years she was No. 1 player in the country v city team in the annual tennis country carnival at Memorial Drive. When the new Two Wells District Tennis Club was formed in 1948, Ivy was the first secretary and held that position for two years, then went on to be a committee member until her retirement from tennis. Ivy was a tireless worker for the tennis club, always maintaining the courts area and clubhouse in immaculate condition and making sure there was a good supply of rainwater brought from her house to make a cup of tea on match days!

In 1960 Ivy joined Two Wells Bowling Club and she also quickly became a champion in this sport (even whilst maintaining her number 1 position in the tennis club for a further 10 years). Over the next 50 years she was club champion on four occasions and runner-up five times.In the Wooroora Women’s Bowling Association, she won the association fours, triples, pairs and super Veteran pairs on six occasions. Ivy was Two Wells Bowls Club president from 1987-90 and again from 1998-2000 and also president of the Past President Association. In her latter years she often played bowls for the men when they were short of players. In all, she was a great ambassador for bowling and believed the social fellowship of the sport which brings the community together to be more important than winning Ivy was widowed in 1979. She remarried in 1988, to Alan Southgate and they moved into the senior citizen homes in Two Wells. They kept themselves very busy managing the gardens of the bowling club and around the Uniting church. Sadly, Alan passed away in 2008, but Ivy kept on relentlessly and even when she was in her late eighties you would see her out digging and weeding around the town. Never one to be idle, she also worked for Blind Welfare. Ivy was a ‘no frills, no fuss’ person, with an honest and simple approach to life, who generously contributed her heart and soul for her family and Two Wells community. Her motto was ‘hard work’and this, she pursued, to the end, when she lost her battle with cancer on April 24, 2013 at Lyell McEwen Hospital at the age of 95, with family at her side. R.I.P. Ivy. The Two Wells community will always remember you. Two Wells Echo, June, 2013

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It’s so easy to plant a tree LEFT: Bronwyn Waters negotiates the water jump on Windalow Cheeky. ABOVE: Pony club Marissa McArdle and Debbie Burns help out in the canteen.

TWE&&PC member, Michelle Stirling, in action on Gest A Lethal during the cross-country event.

Equestrian one-day event Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club hosted its inaugural one-day event back in April, with more than 100 riders taking part. Results were as follows:

Open Grade 3 Tanya Harrison GRINSTONE WESTWIND 1. Julie Robertson J P SINATRA 2. Elicia Noel TO FAR TO GO BVPC 3. Lexie Kinlough MARCUS EA 4. Abbey Pritchard LIZZIE EA 5. Bronwyn Waters WINDALOW CHEEKY TWEPC 6. Open Grade 4 Rhianna Shepperd DOBBY PCASA 1. Karin Edwards WILDFIRE EA 2. Brigita Daniel ALWAYS

WINNERS THE GUMS 3. Allison Gray CHIARA MINX TWEPC 4. Georgia Burn MASTERMIND EA 5. Michelle Stirling GEST A LETHAL TWEPC 6. Open Grade 5 Michelle Stirling TUNAMARA GATIFAH TWEPC 1. Catherine Agius MAGGIE NIFICENT GRPC 2. Jacquie Selles FOREST WHPC 3. Caitlin Chellew MITHRIL VINCENT WHPC 4. Emily Petty EXCLUSIVE SCORE GRPC 5. Joy Salter AL Burra 6. Pony Club Grade 1 Kate Horstman VA VA VOOM WHPC 1. Pony Club Grade 2 Kate Averay ESB IRISH ILLUSION The Gums 1.

Pony Club Grade 3 Kate Bailey ACACIA RIDGE TRICK OR TREAT WHPC 1. Emily Nettle CASH CAB Mylor Valley 2. Jakob Bell WANGGANDI CUBISM GRPC 3. Pony Club Grade 4 Abbie Ferris ROXY MUSIC GRPC 1. Amy Hammond SHIKHAN WHPC 2. Renee Smith KILDARE PARK SNOOPIN AROUND NYP 3. Jade Dallow XANDER GRPC 4. Brianna Peters KERULEN MARSANNE GRPC 5. Veronica Betts RUSSIAN ROULETTE TWEPC 6. Pony Club Grade 5 Jessica Ellard BLACKWOOD FLAIR PT AUGUSTA 1. Alicia Werner HAZELMERE TIFFANY BVPC 2. Grace Russell-Jarvie FAIRLIGHT

Pyjama party! Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club hosted a PJ party on May 11. The night was well attended, with everyone taking the opportunity to come dressed down in their pyjamas and ugg boots. The most popular outfit for the night was the onesie, which was worn by the majority of people. The club raised quite a bit of money on the night, which will go towards future functions and help with the building of the new clubrooms. The next event to be held at the sporting club is themed “Heroes and Villains”, which is on Saturday June 22 at 8pm. Come dressed as your favourite hero or villain and help support the club. Look out for flyers closer to the event for more details. Due to last year’s success, the club is hosting another Open Mic Night on Saturday July 27, with location and time to be advised. If you’re interested in getting

ACRES STARWARS WHPC 3. Kate Werfel MISSY CLARE 4. Emily Hill DAN NORTHERN HILLS 5. Emily Haines MY MATE MARCUS WHPC 6. Pre Novice Sophie Roberts KILMALLEE DONNERHUE 1. Caitlin Keith DOMINO EFFECT 2. Christine Greer CAMPEON PARK MISTERIA 3. Emily Daley ARENDALE SUNDAY 4. Julia Goodall LA BELLISSIMA 5. Jane Bowden THE HUNTSMAN 6. Preliminary Kelly Roberts CHARLATAN 1. Ashleigh Westcott CECIL RED 2. Sarah Langdon CLOUD STREET 3. Michelle Tapp MR WILSON 4. Lisa Morfrey IRONBARK CLASSIC RULE 5. Octavia Bartley SUPER CONTACT 6.

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You still have until Monday, June 17, to take advantage of the understory project, with plant pick up day June 23 opposite With Mark Webb Mitre 10 in Gawler. For $20 you can purchase 20 native plants, with more than 50 different varieties to choose from. I am confident you will find some that will suit your property, with all plants being indigenous to our region. Be part of this project and your involvement will help restore the endangered Peppermint Box Grassy Woodlands that dominated our region pre-European settlement. To place orders for the understory project please contact the Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre (NRC) on 85237715 or email Or if you would like to make a specific plant order visit to access a list of available species. • As a regular visitor to some of our local reserves I have noticed that some people when riding their horses are not staying on the designated tracks. Horses can do irreparable damage to our fragile landscapes. Various community groups, including Landcare, schools, Scouts and Tafe students have worked together to help rehabilitate these reserves. Please stay on the designated paths so we can all appreciate the native vegetation of our region. Our environmental assets are worth protecting. • I recently joined a party of volunteers at the Gawler Cinema celebrating Volunteer Week, which was organised by the Mallala Council. It was great to see so many enthusiastic people and to learn about some of the projects that they are involved with within our community. With more than six million volunteers Australia wide I doubt our region/country would function as good as it does without them. I am confident you don’t have to look far to find someone who volunteers within a community. Volunteers make a difference to our way of life, from the local Blue Light disco to the Landcare volunteers throughout every community. So next time you take your children to a local sporting event think about the people who help make this happen. If you think you have a passion to get involved within our community contact our local council and they will put you in contact with the group that interests you. •Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group. Email: or pat. Facebook: Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group Phone: Pat 0419 860 981.

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Sporting club prepares for expansion

REPORT: Bec O’Brien

“There was movement at the station for the word had passed around….” or so the well-known AB Patterson verse goes but it’s not quite the same for the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club’s much anticipated clubroom upgrade – despite some action taking place. Like me, you may have been wondering when work would start on the club’s desperately needed improvements. And like me, you may also have noticed the large palm trees at the rear of the building were removed recently, perhaps paving the way for construction to start on the long-awaited project. But we may have to wait a few months more as official planning approval has not yet been granted. TWF&NSC president, Francis Pellizzari, said while the palm trees were removed in May, the club was still waiting for a final engineers report before it could seek final development approval from the District Council of Mallala. “It was an important stage for us (the removal of the palm trees) in terms of us getting as prepared as we can be before we formally commence the project,” Francis said. “But the critical thing is, concurrently with seeking development approval with the council, we will be finalising our development costings.” Once the club has the final costs

sorted, it would be seeking assistance for the project from members, families and local tradies, he said. The project will see the clubrooms undergo a major makeover, with an extended dining area to the south, new bar and kitchen facilities, back access from the netball courts, improved office space, cool-room and storeroom, plus new toilet and showering amenities, bigger football change rooms and an area for umpires and trainers as well as a cricket storeroom. With the project now behind schedule, Francis said work on the southern end of the building would commence first once development approval had been granted. “The plan is for us to do the southern end of the development first because that will have the lesser impact on the existing clubrooms,” he said. “And we have been nominated to host the grand final next year. “For the first time since we joined this association, in 1987, we will host a grand final, so that’s a bit of an incentive for us to finish.” The club is in the process of finalising to sell pavers to the general public with names engraved on them to raise funds and give members, supporters, families and individuals the opportunity to contribute. Keep watching this space!

Young athletes Year six and seven students from Two Wells Primary School recently participated in SAPSASA swimming, football and netball. The annual primary school sports carnivals were held last month at a range of venues across Adelaide, including the state of the art South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre at Marion, Netball SA Stadium and football fields at West Beach.

Bec O’Brien reports: Students from the school participated as part of the Gawler and Districts SAPSASA team, with great enthusiasm and sportspersonship shown by all involved. Taking part in the football competition was Luke Barnett, who was nominated vice captain by his peers, Jayden Brewin, Bradley Poynter

Representing Two Wells Primary School in SAPSASA sports last month were (back from left) Amber Phillips, Luke Barnett, Bradley Poynter, Michael McFarlane, (front) Sharni Carter, Jayden Brewin and Caitlin Musolino.

and Michael McFarlane. Michael also competed in swimming events and was a member of the 13-year-old boys freestyle 4x50 metre relay team, who won the gold medal. Competing in the netball were Cailtlin Musolino and Amber Phillips. Sharni Carter participated in swimming events including backstroke, butterfly and freestyle relay.

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Two Wells Echo, June, 2013

2013 June 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...

2013 June 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...