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Two Wells hosts ‘bash’ start When the Variety Bash kicks off its 25th event in Two Wells this Saturday, August 10, it will be the second time in the acclaimed South Australian tour’s history it has passed through the main street. The “bashers” will head off for a week of fun around SA, finishing at McLaren Vale on August 17 – but back in 1988, Two Wells was the first “pit-stop” on the tour, with hundreds of locals leaving work early and businesses shutting up shop to witness the event at the town oval. Kids from the local school also came along, forming a guard of honor as the “bashers” left for their trek to Bourke. Someone who was there taking part with his aptly named car TWAAT (Two Wells Alcohol Ap-

n THE crowd in 1988 to welcome Bash crews on their stopver at the town oval. Check out the footy clubrooms! n David Stodart participated in the South Australian Variety Bash’s event in 1988 and is pictured here taking a step back in time with some of his memorabilia.

REPORT: Bec O’Brien preciation Team) was David Stodart, who has long been a well-known and loved member of the Two Wells community. David remembers the fanfare and excitement of the event as it passed through on its way to Bourke, the official start of the bash, which would end in the Northern Territory at Blatherskite in Alice Springs nearly two weeks later. Taking part with his 1954 Ford Customline, Car 202 consisted of David, Ian Carmichael, Joe Cremona, and Bob Rowe, with Malcolm Goss and Brian Carter acting as support crew.

how to be part of the fun n The event will be held in the main street of Two Wells on Saturday, with a host of festivities and fun for families starting from 7.15am. The first cars are set to leave at 7.45am, so take the kids, friends and family to this unique event as it’s sure to be remembered for years. Cars will leave Two Wells following two different routes. The first half of the field will travel direct to Wallaroo, leaving Two Wells and turning

left into Drew Street, left onto Gawler Road and then out to Port Wakefield Road. The second group goes to Fisherman’s Bay, Port Broughton, for lunch then on to the Wallaroo ferry. They will leave Two Wells via Drew Street, turning right onto Gawler Road and then left onto Frost North Road, before winding their way along the back roads to eventually appear at Snowtown, then head for Wallaroo.

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community organisations have shared in the Federal government’s $16 million 2013 Volunteer Grants program. Funds, ranging beWard Belt tween $1000 to $5000, Lewiston Two Wells were shared among 16 Gawler Middle Beach Mid North volunteer Gawler groups, with a total of River Port Gawler almost $50,000 awarded to assist the groups in MacDonald providing a variety of Buckland Port Gawler Park Penfield Virginia Park Munno Para Conservation Andrews community services. Gardens Park Farm Penfield Locally, Two Wells Community Centre reWaterloo RAAF Base ceived $4000. Corner Edinburgh Elizabeth Thompson Beach Two Wells and Lewiston, Middle Beach, Progress Association Lower Light, Port Gawler, Buckland Park, received $4978 to assist and Virginia. its volunteers. “The grants will help volunteers meet the rising costs of running a Phone 8862 1977 not-for-profit organiFACSIMILE 8862 1997 sation,” said Federal NEWS Member for Wakefield, SALES Nick Champion. internet Korunye

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‘FLAG’ flies for birthday

Local community group, Families Learning and Growing (FLAG) will celebrate its 10th birthday next month. The group is planning a special event for September, but details are still yet to be finalised. So watch this space and keep a look out for more information on fliers around town or contact Colleen SheedyPalethorpe on 0417 899 968.

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Two Wells sends ‘Bash’ cars on way

•From Page 1 During their stop-over in Two Wells, the team helped raise more than $300 for Two Wells Primary School to purchase books and reading materials for children with learning difficulties by channeling their inner Ned Kelly and collecting “fines” from other participants. “I thought it’d be good fun,” David said as to why he took part. “I had the car (and) we made some great friendships out of this, absolutely brilliant friendships.” In the lead-up to the 1988 event, one publicity brochure described the team as a “crew of rascals” who were “sure to leave

a mark on the 1988 Bash”. And so they did, impressively raising more than $10,000 and taking out the Best Daily Run award on Bash day 5. The support crew was also given a special award for “Best Support Team” throughout the event. David is looking forward to next month’s kick-off in Two Wells, saying the stop over in 1988 was a terrific event for the town. “It was such a great atmosphere, the whole town turned out,” he said. “Gave us a hell of a thrill to see so many there when we drove


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in, towards the rear of the field as usual. “Hopefully this year’s event will see the same. “When you go and see one you really just want to jump in the car and join in.” David has also participated in the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s annual trek for the best part of a decade. This years Variety Bash “Off the Beaten Track” will travel from Two Wells to McLaren Vale, taking in Cowell, Streaky Bay, Wudinna, Mt Ive Station, Quorn and Burra along the way, and hopes to beat last year’s result of $1.8 million raised.


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n The Two Wells contingent in the Variety Bash’s inaugural 1988 event from left, Malcolm Goss, Ian Carmichael, David Stodart, Bob Rowe, Joe Cremona and Brian Carter in their aptly named TWAAT (Two Wells Alcohol Appreciation Team) 1954 Ford Customline.

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n David and Madeleine Whitbourn have lived in Australia for more than 40 years and now reside in Lower Light. They were recently made Australian citizens at a ceremony held at the District Council of Mallala chambers in Mallala on Tuesday, July 9. Congratulations!

Council comments on Playford growth

District Council of Mallala has submitted a response to the State Government’s Playford Growth Area Structure Plan announced in June. The plan suggests 38,000 new homes could be built in Adelaide’s north over the next 30 years and see a population increase of 100,000 people in the Buckland Park, Edinburgh, Angle Vale, Playford North and Virginia areas. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council has made a submission reflecting council’s view of how the plan could impact on the council area. “The main thrust of our submission to the Playford Structure Plan is with regards to proposed flood mitigation constructed south of the Gawler River that may impact on our district,” Mr Mansueto said. “We want to make sure it does not have a negative impact on the Lewiston or Two Wells area.” Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

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Rams are ready to

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is often lauded for its “social responsibility” because of its work with communities – almost as if it has tacked a social conscience on to its business strategy. In fact, working for the benefit of our customers and their communities is our business strategy. Virginia and Districts Community Bank® branch provides its local communities (spanning the entire Adelaide Plains region) with more than just quality banking services – it delivers employment opportunities for local people, keeps local capital in the community, is a local investment option for shareholders and provides a source of revenue for important community projects determined by the local community. It makes sense: you cannot run a successful business in an unsuccessful community. Therefore, if we can help the community prosper, we will have strengthened our local markets. If Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch is an essential part of the community fabric, then we are more likely to be supported and to build a more sustainable business.

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Looking forward to Saturday night are (back) junior assistant, Daryl Nicol and vice-president, Julie Platt with junior players, front from left, Jake Platt, Phillip Nicol, Jess Ewen and Vicki Booth-Elliott.

Virginia “Rams” Football and Netball Club prides itself on its fun, family-friendly atmosphere, and is inviting the wider community to experience it with a special fundraising dinner this weekend. Featuring the one and only “Chunky Custard” VFNC vice-president, Julie Platt, says the Saturday, August 10 event, to be held at the Virginia Recreation Centre, is sure to be a terrific night and a great opportunity for people to learn more about the club and what it

has to offer, and will also be a chance for people to meet some of its members. “What we want to do is spend time talking to families about the club,” Julie said. “Virginia is right on the metro outskirts, so when the kids go to high school they tend to play in the metro area with their friends. “We want to field our U11, U14 and U17 teams to capacity each week, and have been relying on the generous support of the other clubs on game day. “If we can’t field teams

it’s going to impact on the club heavily, they are our next A and B grade players.” Julie says the club welcomes new members with open arms, saying its philosophy is very much centered on the kids and the facilities are also great. “We’re probably the only club that has an indoor, airconditioned netball court,” she said. “We invite people to come along, have a great night out and enjoy themselves.” The dinner kicks off at 6.30pm until late, with $100

securing a three-course meal and drinks package. Club presentations for that day’s play against Two Wells will be held at the dinner. Contact Julie Pratt on 0418 830 106 or David “Fridge” Fieldhouse on 0430 180 301 for tickets or more information.

Inspection will help with plans to ‘spend a penny’

Residents in the Two Wells township will soon receive word of an inspection to assess the function of their septic system. District Council of Mallala endorsed at its June meeting to move forward with investigating a community waste management system for the Two Wells township by conducting an audit of current systems, expected to be carried out mid-late September. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said an audit conducted in the mid-2000s identified a high percentage of existing systems as failing, but

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the audit was now out of date. It would be important for Council to complete a new audit before it makes any further decisions on the need of a CWMS, Mr Mansueto said. “That (initial) audit was conducted to look at how many of the systems are failing,” he said. “What council has endorsed is a letter to go out to residents in Two Wells letting them know a contractor will be contacting them to have a look at their properties and assess the condition of their systems.” Mr Mansueto said the audit

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would give council a better understanding of the conditions of existing septic systems and if there was a need for a community wastewater management scheme. “Council hasn’t set any (money) aside in this year’s budget but in its long term financial plan it has a $2.2 million allocation,” he said. The projected total cost of a proposed CWMS for the Two Wells township was $4.4 million, Mr Mansueto said, with council seeking significant grant funding for the project as it did for the Mallala CWMS.

$110,000 set for Lewiston playground

District Council of Mallala has been allocated $110,000 in Round 5 of the RDAF subject to council’s submission to the fund. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the money was conditional on council spending it on community infrastructure, which involves construction or physical works and was earmarked for improvements predominately to the Lewiston playground. Council is expecting confirmation of the funding this month.

Our approach begins with listening. How do local leaders see their community growing? What are their problems? Can Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch help them address these threats and opportunities? By involving locals as the investors and having them get the broader community on board, we have been able to develop a successful business model. A model that has the capacity to not only secure banking services, but to generate local profit, regain employment and instil a “can do” attitude in many districts. So what can you do? Well it’s easy, support us as you would with any other bank! Just by completing your everyday banking with us, we generate income that is put back into the local community through employment, sponsorships, grants and other services. Up to 80% of our net profit is set aside each year for investment back into the local community. Last year we set aside $330K, which does not include our local employment or other services. Not bad and only accomplished due to the support we get from our customers and shareholders who bank with Virginia and Districts Community Bank® Branch. We are just as well equipped as the “big four” banks, with comparable products, services and pricing. We have sufficient staff numbers to service our customers with friendly, personalised service. If you require assistance we are only one phone call away and you will be able to contact us at our branch. To assist, I have provided an overview of our most popular products and services: Personal



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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.

Church times Anglican Church Services St Peter’s Mallala 1st Sunday of the Month 10am August 4 10am September 1 10am October 6

St Paul’s Two Wells 10am August 11, 18 & 25 10am September 8, 15 & 22 September 29 - to be advised Contact: Di Meaney 8520 2308

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Healthy eating club

T WO W E L L S C O M M U N I T Y 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.

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.

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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.

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.

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

Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club Inc. Rallies on the fourth Sunday of the month. To find location and upcoming events go to www. freeteams/APEC/ or contact John Newton on 0427 153 570.

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

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: August 16, 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

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.

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.

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

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. 9.1511.30am 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, McPharlin

Road Lewiston [extn of Bethesda Rd]. 18 holes Scrapes course open April to October. Competitions; Tuesdays Ladies day, tee-off 9-9.30am. Thursdays, Mixed comp. followed by bbq lunch, 9 am tee-off. Saturdays Mixed Comp. tee-off from 11 am. Membership available Phone Club 85202607 or Secretary Ian Telfer 0413 870270

landcare 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.

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.

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 2014 are being

taken from October 1, 2013. The Sub Branch will be closed from Friday December 20, 2013 and will reopen on Friday January 31, 2014. The Office will close Dec 20, 2013 & open Jan 29, 2014. Contact Tony: 0412 773 111, John: 0411 894 245.


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. August 14 & 28. September 11 & 25. 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, 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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For the last 3 years the Two Wells Boy Scouts have helped us bring the ECHO to homes in Two Wells and Lewiston. Well, now homes in Virginia and Angle Vale will be able to enjoy the same benefit of home delivery. So, If you own a business in Two Wells, Lewiston, Virginia, Angle Vale or surrounding districts call Lisa on 8862 1977 or email to advertise and put your message in front of 9,000 people in your area


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echo 5 n Leading the coastal garden workshop were, from left, Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM seascape liaison officer, Kristy Manning, Birdlife Australia Samphire Coast Icon Project’s Aleisa Lammann and Jean Turner, and District Council of Mallala-based NRM marine estuary officer, Warrick Barnes.

ABOVE: Taking part in the workshop – Susan Gray, of Parham and BELOW, Middle Beach resident Margaret Geekie

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NRM plant workshop helps protect shoreline The Natural Resources Management Board held a site-specific plant workshop at Middle Beach last month. A small group of interested people, including some residents, braved the wintry weather to meet at Middle Beach caravan park on Friday, July 19, to learn more about growing plants in coastal areas. Led by NRM marine estuary officer, Warrick Barnes, who is based in the District Council of Mallala, and supported by Aleisa Lammann and Jean Turner of the newly established Birdlife Australia Samphire Coast Icon Project, as well as Adelaide and

Mt Lofty Ranges NRM seascape liaison officer, Kristy Manning; workshop participants were shown a variety of plants suitable for coastal gardens. They were also given the opportunity to ask questions, discuss planting ideas, share knowledge and talk coastal gardens with a range of coastal plants on display to touch and feel. Melbourne couple, Win and Ann Hatherly, were interested in knowing what types of plants would survive in the garden of their beach-front Middle Beach shack. Mrs Hatherly said the shack

had been passed down to her husband from his dad, Peter, who was one of the first people to build a shack in the area. “We visit about once a month,” she said. “This was a great opportunity to learn more about what plants will survive in our garden with little water and care.” The workshop wrapped up with participants taking home an informative planting guide and a few coastal plants each to put in their gardens. Visit the Adelaide and Mount Lofty NRM website at www. for more information.

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Birdlife Australia Samphire Coast Icon Project coast officer, Jean Turner (left), talks about coastal plants with Win and Ann Hatherly, of Melbourne. The Hatherlys have a shack at Middle Beach, which they visit about once a month. Two Wells Echo, August, 2013


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echo 6 n FORMER Two Wells resident Luisa Panetta has returned from a study tour of South Africa as part of Roseworthy College veterinary course. Luisa is pictured, left, with a Serval kitten and enjoying the scenery of Kruger National Park from the back of an elephant.

Natural beauty in our own backyard A short drive from Mallala, heading towards Wasleys, you will find the Rockies Reserve, which borders the Light River. The Light River is an ephemeral (wet in winter, dry in summer) river system, and within the Rockies reserve there is a number of permanent rock pools that can be found within this stretch of the river (hence the name Rockies). The original vegetation of this river corridor consists of a river red gum open forest landscape. Unfortunately, like many of our region’s landscapes, past clearing and cropping practices have left a large proportion denuded of the original vegetation, only to be reclaimed by introduced pest plants and animals including Box thorn, Caltrop, foxes and rabbits etc, which when left unchecked can cause irreparable damage to our fragile environment. During the early 90s District Council of Mallala embarked on a revegetation project within this reserve that involved a number of volunteer groups including Mallala Primary School, Mallala Greening Group, Landcare, and Greening Australia. This project involved the planting of local indigenous tube stock

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and the direct seeding of about five hectares using seed collected from the local area. Greening Australia carried out the direct seeding and also brought along their “Baby Green Machine”– a small direct seeder used for school demonstrations allowing a hands-on approach to innovative techniques in revegetation activities. The Rockies reserve boasts a great example of the types of vegetation that can be found within the Light River System and plays an important role in supporting biodiversity connectivity within this river corridor. With car parking facilities, shelter and toilets, the Rockies is a great place for a family picnic or to just explore one of our regions natural environmental assets. The Rockies Reserve is another great example of the stewardship shown by our community. • I also attended the Mallala

Foreshore Advisory Committee meeting held in Two Wells recently. I am always interested in hearing of some of the challenges our community groups face when it comes to managing and protecting the environmental natural resources within our region. Our natural environment provides many eco services essential for our wellbeing, including clean water, healthy soils and clean air, just to name a few. Several issues were raised, with one we all should be concerned about – dumping of asbestos around local roads and reserves. This material can cause serious health issues within our environment. If you are aware of this activity please call the police or our local council as this type of behaviour should not be tolerated by any community. As a community we must all take ownership of our natural environment. n Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group Email: or pat.wake@ Facebook: Two Wells, Lewiston and Districts Landcare Group Phone: Pat 0419 860 981

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Luisa’s African learning safari

Former Two Wells girl, Luisa Panetta, has returned from her veterinary trip to South Africa with a strengthened passion to be part of wildlife medicine and conservation. The trip, organised by the University of Adelaide, was the first of its kind, with Luisa’s veterinary group the first group from Roseworthy College to embark on the trip. “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, and I gained practical skills in wildlife medicine in the field, and worked with the most amazing group of people,” said Luisa. There were many highlights for Luisa, but also some low points as she saw first hand, the result of rhino poaching. ”We saw two rhinos which had been shot for their horns. Fortunately we could treat their wounds, and dehorned them which will hopefully deter the poachers.” Dehorning is done routinely by veterinarians in South Africa to deter poachers from killing rhinos. Poaching of black and white rhinos is of major concern and although Luisa had heard and read about it, she found the firsthand experience very confronting. There were some scary moments too, including handling a black mamba snake, considered


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Africa’s largest venomous snake. “It’s not the number one most poisonous in Africa, but it’s up there, and that experience would be near the top of the most scariest things I have done!” The group also ventured on field trips including a day trip to the most exciting African safari destination, Kruger National Park where they saw the “big 5” – elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo. “I enjoyed the field trips and even got to ride an elephant!” “Capturing giraffes was the best part of the trip. It involved a vet darting a giraffe from a helicopter, with a great team of well trained people on the ground who would catch the giraffe using ropes to guide it safely into sternal recumbency (that means to a lying down position,) and then it was translocated to another property,” said Luisa. The Roseworthy veterinary group learnt about different anaesthetic protocols used in different species, including giraffe, impala, white rhinos and water buffalo. “I learnt you have to anticipate and be ready for the unexpected, because wild animals are ‘wild’ and you just have to adapt.”

Lewiston is a fantastic place to live and it is imperative our vision for the future involves enhancing the qualities that make it so, whilst avoiding compromises to short term interests. Recently I attended the preliminary meeting of the Lewiston Community Focal Points Study. The study’s purpose is to identify what, if any, focal points Lewiston requires. Subsequent to this a long-term plan needs to be formulated to achieve these aims. Also present at the meeting were local ward councillors Anne Picard and Tom

MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS: From DCM Mayor and Lewiston ward Councillor

Duncan Kennington Summerton, Pat Wake of Landcare, Betty and Dave Body and Ann Porter of Neighbourhood Watch, and Bev Smith of Two Wells Regional Action Team. It was agreed for the process to be successful community consultation would need to be as thorough as possible. Consequently, a survey will be produced

and distributed to all households. In addition, information will be printed in the Echo and at strategic local meeting points. Also, known local community groups will be contacted directly for feedback. Some interesting ideas already presented are a dedicated equine

area at Hams Park, a dedicated canine area at Harniman Reserve and enhanced walking/ horse-riding/eco tracks through the area. You may agree with these ideas or have fresh ideas of your own – or you may believe we don’t need anything more at all. Therefore it is important you complete the survey when you receive it so council gets the vision right for your area. In addition, contact any of people listed here with your opinions or communicate directly with council to express your opinion.

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Thanks for great local service We moved to Virginia 18 months ago and have found everyone here so helpful and happy, and we enjoy the semi-rural atmosphere. A couple of weeks ago, my husband went to fill the car up with fuel. After filling up, he went to pay and the attendant advised him of the cost of petrol. Petrol? My husband realised he had put petrol in our diesel car. Luckily he hadn’t started the car. My son and husband pushed the car to the side of the service station, where it was left overnight. Steve Allan’s Mechanical were called and even though he was busy, Steve said to bring the car in the next day. My husband and son pushed the

car (almost) to Steve’s workshop, with help for the last stretch from Steve’s workmen. Only a few hours later, we received a phone call saying the car was fixed, at a minimal cost too. If you need any work done on your vehicles, please don’t go any further than our own backyard! Not only is Steve a local, but he looks after you and has lots of expertise. I believe in shopping locally and supporting all local businesses, as that is how our community will thrive. I only buy my shoes from Virginia Sole Savers, and wouldn’t get my cakes from anywhere but Goldie and Marko’s cafe. Thankyou, and well done Steve and co – you are legends! Janine Welsh, Virginia

BATTLEBALL PRIZES n THERE were NO entries in the Echo’s Battleball comptition announced in the July edition. The three Battleball prizes will be donated to selected local sport or community

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Roy celebrates 90th

Two Wells WW2 veteran, Roy Hunt, celebrated his 90th Birthday at the Two Wells RSL hall on Friday July 26. About 70 people attended and helped him celebrate. He is pictured with wife Betty. Best wishes Roy, 90 years young!

Your chance to support unique new memorial Roses will be planted between the stones and a large, golden, rising sun emblem will feature on the back wall. Each marble memorial stone will have the fallen soldiers’ name, service number, and a small rising sun emblem etched into it. Mr Flaherty said families and individuals will be given the opportunity to be involved in the project by purchasing a memorial stone in honour of a soldier killed in action. “That soldier then becomes part of their family,” Mr Flaherty said. “The soldier belongs to that family, and the family will be encouraged to come along to each Anzac Day and Remembrance Day service, to bring their children and grandchildren along, and hopefully the soldier’s memory will be passed down through the generations and they will grow

up knowing this is their soldier. In this way that soldier’s memory will forever live on and their sacrifice will be remembered.” Mr Flaherty said families would be invited to place a wreath or poppy on their soldiers’ memorial stone at remembrance services held throughout the year. As part of the project the WWI monument will also undertake a facelift, with the monument set to be taken apart, cleaned and repaired before being put back together and realigned. The RSL hopes to have the new memorial completed in time for next year’s ANZAC Day service. Anyone interested in purchasing a memorial stone can contact Tony Flaherty on 0412 773 111 or drop into the Two Wells RSL hall on Wednesdays or Fridays.

Soil DNA helps humble spud

Research team recognised A new diagnostic test developed by the award-winning research team led by Dr Kathy Ophel Keller, could help local fresh potato growers identify the risk of disease and deliver better quality produce. Dr Ophel Keller is research chief, sustainable systems division, at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), and was recently awarded the Researcher of the Year Award at the AUSVEG National Convention on the Gold Coast on June 1. The Researcher of the Year Award acknowledges researchers for successful research or extension work in fields which have made long-term advancements for the vegetable industry. Dr Ophel Keller has been recognised for the contribution by her team to the horticulture industry, particularly the potato industry, and says the soil DNA diagnostic tests developed by the team assess the risk of diseases which reduce yield and tuber quality caused by powdery scab, root knot nematode, rhizoctonia and Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

Bec O’Brien reports: common scab. While much of Dr Ophel Keller’s 25-year agriculture research career has been in the grains industry, she says some of the technology developed can be applied to other industries. “We can see the same types of technology for assessing soilborne disease risks are important for the vegetable type crops,” she said. “There’s also potential to monitor soil health more broadly – that’s a future direction we would like to head in.” And while a lot of the focus for this project has been on the processed potato industry, Dr Ophel Keller says this new diagnostic test does have benefits for the fresh potato market also. “I think it will definitely have a spin off for growers here,” she said. “Black dot, which is of great interest to the fresh market industry, reduces quality and yield and is a major problem for them in terms of downgrades because of tuber blemishes.”

WE have had a quiet few weeks, with only a few call-outs to car fires and road crash rescues. With a lot of rain lately it is important to remember to drive to the conditions and take extra care. • As many of us have probably noticed, there have been quite a few rubbish and bonfires of late. It is still OK to burn at the moment provided care is taken and the fires are not left unattended. If you notice such fires, check them out a bit before you report them as we have had quite a few calls to attend these. • The CFS will have a bacon and egg breakfast and a sau-

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sage sizzle lunch at Two Wells primary school on election day. When you come along to vote, stop, chat – and enjoy a feed. We are always on the lookout for anyone interested in finding out more about us or who might join as a volunteer. • As always, we train Monday nights at 7.30pm at the CFS Station in Wells Rd. Cadets meet every other week at 6pm.



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n SARDI award winning researcher, Dr Kathy Ophel Keller with field researcher Mike Rettke.

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Australian soldiers killed in recent actions will be forever honoured in Two Wells with the construction of a unique memorial. Two Wells Returned Services League president, Tony Flaherty, said the $60,000 project would see 40 memorial stones erected at the current war memorial site on the main street. “We’re doing this in the honor of the men and women who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns who have lost their lives,” Mr Flaherty said. “It’s to pay homage to them.” The project will see a new paved area constructed at the back of the WWI war memorial, allowing visitors and residents to easily access, view and read the special memorial stones.

Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, looks over the plans for a new memorial honouring fallen Australian soldiers, to be constructed at the current memorial site.

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n WAKAKIRRI will have angle vale PRIMARY students ...

Angle Vale primary students celebrating the life and times of Max fatchen include (in no particular order) Stephen, Jake, Samuel, Tyler, Bonnie, Courtney, Eva, Nelsie, Rebecca, Tanika, Chantelle, Tiarna, Amanda, Crystal, Emma, Georgia, Hallie, Jasmine, Maddison, Aimee, Charli, Jazmin, Chelsea, Kimberley M, Tatum, Ashlee, Brianna, Lily, Fynnlay, Chloe, Crystal, April, Ashleigh, Sarah, Kimberly A, Alex, Chelsea, and Jessie.

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The life and times of celebrated author and award-winning journalist, Max Fatchen, is the motivation behind Angle Vale Primary School’s entry into this year’s Wakakirri competition. Taking part for the ninth year, nearly 40 students are involved in the production, with the school’s Italian teacher, Tammy Bryant, leading the enthusiastic students in the tribute performance of the well-known

and much-loved former student. “This year’s performance is just brilliant,” Tammy said. “The kids have been working together so well and really organise themselves. “They have developed a lot of confidence and new friendships from the experience.” The team will perform at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre this Friday, August 8, and someone who is taking part for the

second year is Year 6 student Jazmin Phillips. Jazmin said while putting the performance together had been challenging it was definitely a rewarding experience. “It’s building a lot of friendships and teamwork,” she said. “It’s a lot of fun.” The seven-minute story-dance production reflects Max’s life from his school days at Angle Vale Primary School, through his

Learning about learning

Leanne Martin stopped in at her daughter, Shaye’s Year 1/2 class

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Angle Vale Primary School opened its classrooms to parents and friends on Wednesday, July 31, as part of its “Celebration of Learning” event. School principal, Robyn O’Dea, said the open day was in its second year and was an opportunity for parents to see what goes on inside classrooms. The day was scheduled to focus on showcasing literacy and numeracy learning, she said, and also incorporated an information session for parents on how to help their children in these areas of the curriculum. “This event is held as part of Literacy and Numeracy week,” Ms O’Dea said. “We like to give families a chance to have a look at what’s happening in class and for them to feel comfortable wandering into classrooms to see what’s going on and what’s happening around the school.” One parent who took up the opportunity to see her daughter participate in literacy learning was Tania Wilson. “I think it’s great to see how the class works and how the kids interact with each other,” Tanya said. “It’s also great to see what they are learning and the other sides of their literacy learning from what we see at home.”

time on the land and his eventual step into the writing world, and showcases his time as a newspaper columnist and the many numerous awards he received throughout his career. Each year the competition requires schools to include a signature item and this year it was a cake, which the team was able to easily incorporate as they reflected the celebration of his 90th birthday.

Working on literacy activities were Year 2 students, from left, Tyson Edwards, Holly Harper and Sienna Hanstock, with parent Tania Wilson .

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TERM three at local primary schools has seen many youngsters begin their education journey. PICTURES: Bec O’Brien

n GOING to school for the first time can be a bit of a balancing act, but taking it in their stride are new Reception students at Two Wells Primary School, from front Sophie Zachoryj, Kaylah Presley, Will Gow, Deakin Filko, Anthony Illingworth and Michael Daly.

n BELOW: Starting their schooling journey at Virginia Primary School this term are, from top, Jennifer Tran, Danny Thach, Charlie Phan, Richard Nguyen, Clare Hueppauff, Jett Begetis, Tina Dinh, Deegan Bullock, Flynn SheedyPalethorpe, Oliver Peck and Hayley Bint. Absent was Henry Le.


Keith and his ‘crew’ plot a course for the future

Vietnam veteran, Ken Duthie helped Year 6/7 students construct wooden sailing vessels. Pictured with Ken are, from left, Johnson Vo, James Hyde, Jade Goggins, Dinah Petsios and Theodore Kakamanoudis. Students at Virginia Primary School are taking a “hands-on” approach to learning history, with a special project seeing them work alongside a Vietnam veteran to create wooden ships. Former Third Battalion Royal Australian Regiment soldier, and the 3RAR Associations’ vice president and school military history officer, Ken Duthie, led the collaboration. For more than a decade Mr Duthie has volunteered his time to work with schools across Adelaide, and relishes the opportunity to give students a first-hand look at history. He has access to many military artifacts and uniforms, which the students are fascinated by and keen


to learn more about. VPS history and cultural studies specialist teacher, Caterina DiTroia, said the project really reflected the school’s philosophy of engaging students in their learning. “We have been looking at early colonies of Australia with a particular focus on the first fleet,” Ms DiTroia said. “Within that focus we have also been looking at the indigenous perspective of European settlement. “He (Ken) has this broad knowledge and the children are particularly fascinated with his personal involvement, that’s how he captured their hearts.” Under Mr Duthie’s guidance the Year 6/7 classes worked in small groups to construct a ship out of wooden

pop sticks. Mr Duthie said it was a process which gave students confidence in themselves. “They are proving to themselves they can do anything,” he said. “Self respect and direction, that’s the whole issue. “I tell them it’s their Australia, they are the people who are going to be running it, and we’ve got to give them ownership. “And this is a great learning exercise for them.” VPS principal, Ilia Tsoutouras, said the unique program also had strong literacy and leadership underpinnings and was a wonderful way to make history learning more relevant. “This is bringing history to life,” he said. “It’s making it real for our students.” Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

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Yvonne McGrath enjoyed spending time at school with her grandson Jed Buckley.

Grandparents Day at Two Wells Primary School on Friday, July 5 capped off a busy school term for students, teachers and families. The day, consisting of a concert, morning tea and sausage sizzle, was well attended, with many parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, friends and family making the time to visit the school. Junior primary classes started the celebrations with a range of cute performances, followed later by well-delivered routines from the primary classes. After each concert, classes were open for relatives and friends to look through and admire students’ work, with the library also staging a book fair during the morning tea break. The day is fast becoming one of the highlights on the busy school calendar and a popular outing for students’ families and friends.

Danielle Raschella, rear, Cheian Perrett and Chantelle Harrison helped serve the delicious morning tea.

ABOVE: Denise Rodgers (left) and Lesley Grantham, with grandson Fletcher Grantham. Young Seth Greig with his Grandma, Beryl Greig (left) and Nan, Trish Thompson. BELOW: TWPS junior primary school student, Tahlia Black with her Nan and Pop, Alex and Yvonne Black, of Elizabeth.

Enjoying the morning tea were, from left, Keith and Ben Belchambers, Archie Kent and Sheila Belchambers.

Brian and Leona O’Connor (left) with Brianna, Jessica and Jim Slatter. Two Wells Echo, August, 2013


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Church acts to prevent accident In a bid to stop drivers travelling at speed through its grounds, Two Wells Uniting Church has installed a chain barrier across the driveway which links Drew Street and Two Wells-Gawler Road. “It’s not to stop people going through or visiting the Op Shop,” Uniting Church committee member, Pam Duncan, explained. “We just want to stop cars driving through at unsafe speeds. “It’s for the safety of people walking nearby.” Pam said increased use of the thoroughfare by cars at high speeds had caused concern amongst church members and the barrier was suggested as a way

of reducing the risk of a serious accident. “This is not a road, but people have been using it as a shortcut when coming out from the school or going to the childcare centre,” she said. “We would ask all people to be mindful of the barrier and of anybody walking in the area. We want to keep the area safe.” • In other church news, Pam wished to thank the efforts of Roy Packer and Malcolm Wilson, who built a verandah to protect patrons entering the church’s side entrance. Church committee member, A ramp to assist with access is Pam Duncan, with granddaughter, also soon to be installed. Ella Shipton, and the new barrier.

With Maria Aunger • Next Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 13, at 7.30pm in the Two Wells Community RSL. The following meeting will be our AGM, on Tuesday, September 10, followed by a light supper. Everyone welcome.

Preparations are underway for our 5th birthday disco, which we are celebrating with a “Blue” theme. If you are aged 8 to 17 years, join us on Friday, August 16, from 7pm to 9.30pm at Two Wells Community Centre. Entry is $5. Great music by DJ Andrew and great door prizes to be won, including a 23” HD LED TV. • Blue Light AGM will be held on Tuesday, August 13 at 8pm in Two Wells Community RSL.



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Chemplus offers asthma check Asthma affects more than two million Australians, with a huge impact on many lives. More than 400 Australians die, unnecessarily, each year from asthma, a disease which can usually be well controlled with good management. Two Wells Chemplus has partnered with Wymedical to introduce the “ABLE 5 Minute Asthma Check-up.” Through the check-up, trained staff can quickly and easily assess if you have asthma controlled. “Asthma sufferers can improve their lung function if they get on top of their asthma,” said pharmacist, Matthew Girgolas. “You can help yourself get on top of this disease by having a simple check up, which might save your life.” Matthew and his staff will assess your breathing techniques to ensure you are using your puffers correctly, and advise on the benefits of using a spacer.

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Fresh from the sea Matthew Girgolos with just some of the big range of asthma aids available at Two Wells Chemplus. Using a spacer will allow 90 per cent more medication to reach your lungs, as opposed to 10-50 per cent without a spacer – a huge difference. The chemist has a range of handy spacers available for purchase, along with infant and child masks which attach to a spacer. The spacer has a useful control whistle, which assists to slow your breathing down to maximise

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the dosage reaching your lungs. Staff at Two Wells Chemplus can also assess your breathing through a peak flow meter, which can also be purchased to self-monitor at home. It’s not just allergens that increase inflammation of the lungs and trigger asthma, but also cold weather, coughs and colds which can contribute to your shortness of breath. If you are waking at

night with coughing or wheezing, or using your reliever three or more times a week, it’s time to be assessed. Don’t put it off – it’s simple and could save your life. • Contact Matthew and the staff on 8520 2911, or call in for a quick five minute assessment. No bookings are required. The chemist is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, and Saturdays 9am to noon.

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IF you love your whiting, enjoy the odd oyster or are partial to a prawn, the new Two Wells Fresh Seafood store is the answer to all your wildest dreams. Steve and Karen Ravesteyn opened the new business about a month ago and the response has been great. “It’s been good, we’ve received a lot of local support from amongst the community, so now we just need them to keep coming back,” Karen laughed. Steve was a commercial fisherman for almost a decade and was keen to stay close to the industry. “He always loved fishing, so rather than go back out fishing again, we thought we would try the retail market,” Karen said. Fresh whiting, prawns, oysters, snapper and garfish are just some of the

many lines available, with bait supplies also in stock for the local angler. Frozen and smoked products are stocked as well. The garfish, silver whiting and prawns are proving popular. “We’re also happy to order fish in for people if they want to call a day or so ahead. Bulk orders are welcome too,” Karen said. In a bid to go as fresh as possible, Two Wells Fresh Seafood has contacted local commercial fishermen to buy direct from the sea. “We’re looking to supply locally sourced fish where we can,” Karen said. n So, if it’s the freshest seafood you’re after, give Karen and Steve a call or drop in to Two Wells Fresh Seafood, open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm and Saturdays, 9.30am to 1pm.





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Students meet challenge with high volume reading Students at Two Wells Primary School are whole-heartedly embracing this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge, with some children impressively reading more than 100 books already. TWPS librarian, Anna White, said the challenge, which kickedoff at the start of the school year, required students to read 12 books before September 6, and had been taken up by the majority of students. The school hopes for 100 percent participation by its completion next month. “Some students have gone above and beyond what is required and are so enthusiastic about their reading,”

Mrs White said. “They’re really excited about it and are reading some interesting things.” Mrs White said the challenge was a terrific way for students to foster a love of books and reading, and was particularly beneficial for reluctant readers. She said the school’s teachers had been very supportive and were working hard to encourage all students to take part. Last year the school received $100 worth of books for their participation, with student representatives attending the official Premier’s Reading Challenge reception held n Reading an impressive 350 books between them, TWPS students Caleb Hagenbucher, Jade Hunt at the Adelaide and Samuel Harnas have really embraced this year’s Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Variety keeps them interested A lot has been happening at Two Wells Community Children’s Centre over the school holidays and past few weeks. In line with National Tree Day on Friday, July 26, the children planted new seedlings in the vegetable patch, and have been talking about sustainability and the importance of recycling. Local veterinary nurse, Emily Williams, also brought her dog in and spoke to the children about her job. She covered topics including how to treat sick or wounded animals and showed them how to listen for a heartbeat and to bandage legs. n Local vet nurse, Emily Williams, shows April Hembury how to listen to a dog’s heartbeat.

TWCCC update with Helen Schild The centre also had a visit from Lewiston resident, Stuart McColl, who provided a wonderful sensory experience when he brought in a collection of animals, which included a Shetland pony, a black sheep, rabbits and dogs that the children could hold and touch. The mixed-age group of boys from TWCCC childcare and after kindy care enjoyed the thrill of box sliding into the sandpit. This child-initiated experience promoted working together socially, negotiation, risk taking, communication, leadership and caring for others. They spent hours working together and having fun.

Over the school holidays, children of all ages had lots of fun attending childcare. Thanks to the generosity of a local family, the children have been able to have lots of battles on the air hockey table. Children also made their own pizzas for lunch, and for a special treat on the last day of the holidays, the children made hot chips and milkshakes to enjoy while watching some DVDs. There is always something happening at Two Wells Community Children’s Centre, so why not drop in and have a look. • And here’s a date for the diary – Friday November 15 the centre will be celebrating 10 years of service to the community with a special event. Keep an eye out for more information in coming months.



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Business Directory If you have a broken window, mirror or shower screen, don’t despair

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For all your auto parts & accessories 120 Old Port Wakefield Rd, Two Wells

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• Insurance Repair Specialist • Windows & door replacement • Property maintenance • Extensions • Renovations • Restorations • Alterations

Jackson’s Firewood

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PO Box 706 Two Wells

Phone Keith 0404 349 840


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And it’s not just windows and mirrors at Grant’s Glass and Glazing. Grant can supply and install sliding doors, fully framed, in any size you desire. He can also re-glaze broken windows or doors , at any time of the day or night. The “in thing” at the moment is splashbacks - coloured pieces of toughened glass used instead of tiles in your kitchen or other areas. Phone Grant on 0409 248 234 for quotes on any new or repair work for your windows and mirrors.


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Gas Supplies

Multi Exhaust & Brake

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Business Directory Call UPM Plumbing for all your plumbing needs

U.P.M. Plumbing

UPM Plumbing is a mobile plumbing service which can come to your home or business and solve your waterworks problems! Owner, John Coles, and his qualified staff, are based at Port Parham, but are happy to travel anywhere to assist their clients. John, a Registered Master Plumber, has 43 years experience as a plumber, and has run his own business for more than 20 years. He offers Monday to Friday service, and also after hours emergency service when required. If you are building or renovating a home or business John can supply, install, replace or upgrade your plumbing. Importantly, John provides backflow prevention device installations and testing. John can handle any aspects of plumbing and any mains or rainwater connections. If you are in the market for a new rainwater tank, phone John who can quote, supply and install tanks for you. John is the preferred plumbing contractor for Mallala District Council. If you require a

gas fitter for appliance installation and new gas fitting, John is your man. If you are looking to do any earthworks, excavating or digging, contact UPM Excavation. John has a bobcat, backhoe, eight tonne truck, excavator and small trenchdigger suitable for any earthworks. He can also supply and deliver your garden and outdoor business supplies, including garden loam, rubble, gravel, shellgrit and ballast. To manage electrical risks in the workplace, businesses must regularly conduct electrical testing and tagging of their electrical devices. For any quotes, bookings or after hours emergencies, phone John on 0428 122 334.

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• General hardware • Animal needs & feeds • Origin Gas Agent • Fencing supplies • Plumbing Supplies • BOC Gas & Gear • Key Cutting

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Howie’s Painting

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Septic Tanks Emptied and cleaned, Fast efficient 7 day service Phone MICK on 8520 3536 Mobile 0409 677 682

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Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

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It’s Chris’ lucky month! Report: Adam Bail, vice captain

July has been busy for the Two Wells Golf Club, with the conclusion of the Men’s Club Championships and a very successful Open Day. Club president, Chris Girling, had a wonderful month of golf taking out both events. Chris’ form throughout the Club Championships was fantastic, shooting rounds of 75, 76, 76, 75 and only got better on the Open Day with a 111 over 27 holes. B grade Club Champion was Paul Shields, who also put together some very consistent rounds to edge out the other contenders. The Men’s Open Day was a terrific day for the club, with over 50 players from clubs around the mid north and surrounding areas participating in a fabulous day’s golf and competing for some great prizes. Local knowledge was a big factor in the day’s scoring, with the strong winds testing most of the visiting players. Two Wells players took home many of the major prizes, including the A Grade and B Grade Championships. A big thank you goes out to all of the committee and members for their big efforts in preparing the course, cooking breakfast, lunch and dinner on the day, running the bar, scoring, and all of the other preparations and organisation that goes into running such a great day. Also thank you to our Open Day sponsors without which it wouldn’t be possible

James Weir, Arthur Christou during the recent Two Wells Golf Club Open Day. INSET: Men’s Club and Open Day Champion, Chris Girling. to provide such fabulous prizes. The Ladies on Tuesdays have been going strong with Debra Lamont, Elaine Grigg and Kathy Stubing heading the winners list this month. Julie Holland, Kathy Stubing, Elaine Grigg and Judi Frost look set to dual it out for the Club Championship’s match play rounds in the coming weeks. If you would like to join us and try and tame our challenging little course and have a great day, visit the club this Saturday. Golf starts at 11am

with tee-offs until around 12.30pm, and everyone in before 5pm for presentations 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 are always welcome. The 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! Also a quick reminder the upcoming Hamley Bridge

Challenge at Two Wells on Saturday. Good golfing everyone. Results June 29: Stroke A Grade – A.Baker 64, Y.Frencken 64, S.Grigg 68. B Grade – N.Bowden 70, T.Clifton 70, J.Spackman 71. Ladies – J.Holland 73, E.Grigg 75. July 6: Stableford A Grade – S.Grigg 41, R.Hogg 39, R.Grigg 36. B Grade – I.Smith 38, P.Shields 38, T.Clifton 38. C Grade – G.Farr 44, S.Kelly 44, J.Weir 41. Ladies – J.Holland 29, E.Grigg 27. July 13: Stroke A Grade – L.Grafton 67, A.Bail 68, C.Girling 69. B Grade – J.Weir 72, J.Boon 72, J.Ball 75.


Ladies – E.Grigg 72, J.Holland 77. July 20: Stroke A Grade – R.Grigg 68, C.Girling 68, G.Payne 71. B Grade – P.Shields 72, I.Smith 73, I.Clark 75. Ladies – J.Holland 84, E.Grigg 92. July 28: Men’s Open Day 27 Hole Championship A Grade winner Chris Girling 111.0; runner-up John Nairn 114.0. 27 Hole Championship B Grade winner Ian Smith 134.0; runner-up Yogi Frencken 134.0. 27 Hole Championship C Grade winner Alan Malpass 141.0; runner-up George Dahlitz 143.0. 27 Hole Handicap A Grade Winner Robert Thompson 101.5; runner-up Robert Hogg 102.5. 27 Hole Handicap B Grade winner Austin Henstridge 106.5; runner-up Neil Bowden 109.0. 27 Hole Handicap C Grade winner John Boon 105.5; runner-up Mike Hahesy 106.5. 18 Hole Handicap A Grade winner Adam Mitchell 68.0; runner-up Andrew Baker 70.0. 18 Hole Handicap B Grade winner Gary Payne 70.0; runner-up Darryll Hall 70.0 18 Hole Handicap C Grade winner James Weir 71.0; runner-up Danny Smith 74.0. 9 Hole Handicap A Grade winner Vince Zito 32.0; runner-up John Shephard 33.5. 9 Hole Handicap B Grade winner Jarrad Olson 35.0; runner-up Mick Aworth 35.5. 9 Hole Handicap C Grade winner Peter Sullivan 34.0; runner-up David Manning 35.5.

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Two Wells Ladies Golf Open Division One winners, Reva Cullen, Sharon Roberts, Megan Button and Celia Douglas.

All smiles at Ladies Open Day

Two Wells Golf Club held its Ladies Open on Friday August 2. A small field of 23 ladies competed, and the competition was split into two divisions, with ladies lucky to dodge the skirting rain. Winner of Division 1 (in a stroke round) was Celia Douglas of Penfield with 79 off the stick, and runner up was Megan Button of Highercombe with 82. Nett winner was Sharon Roberts of Burra with 72 and runner-up Reva Cullen of Waikerie with nett 74. Division 2 was a stableford event, with Chris Hahesy of Balaklava winning with 40 points, Chris Reuter of Highercombe runner-up on 39, and two Kapunda ladies third and fourth, Carole Molloy on 37 and Marianne Daniel on 36. Following play, the ladies enjoyed a lunch provided by the Two Wells ladies.

Division Two winners, Marianne Daniel, Carole Molloy, Chris Reuter and Chris Hahesy. Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

DOG REGISTRATION The Dog and Cat Management Act requires that if you own or keep dogs over the age of three (3) months of age, they must be registered with the Local Council.

Council will this year again be using the services of a contractor who will be door knocking 3-4 weeks after the due date. If any unregistered dogs, including dogs that have not been re-registered, are located during this door knock, the dog owner or keeper of the dog will be issued with an Expiation Notice and there will be further follow up action if these dogs remain unregistered. Peter Buttery DOG MANAGEMENT OFFICER



Start 6.30pm at Virginia Recreation Centre

• 3 course meal & drinks package • Tickets $100 Each • Formal Event JULIE PLATT 0418 830 106 DAVID FIELDHOUSE 0430 180 301



Pursuant to Section 33 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, the District Council of Mallala authorises the closure of Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells

between Wells Road and Drew Street from 05:30 am to 09:30 am on Saturday August 10, 2013 for the 2013 SA Variety Club Bash.

All vehicles exceeding 5 tonne will be required to detour the township via Mallala Road, Gawler Road, Brooks Road or Hayman Road as Drew Street has a 5 tonne load limit (emergency vehicles, buses, council vehicles and service vehicles exempt). Participants of the 2013 SA Variety Club Bash are exempt of all road rules relating to pedestrian behaviour during the time frames of the road closure. For more details contact District Council of Mallala (08) 8527 0200. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer


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It is an offence to own or keep an unregistered dog and a breach of this offence attracts an Expiation Notice which carries a fee of $80. If your dogs are registered with this Council a reminder notice will be sent out automatically after the 1st July each year to dog owners. Any owners that have not re-registered their dogs with the local Council by the 31st August will be sent a further reminder letter informing them of their obligations and may be issued with an Expiation Notice. Please Note that any registration fees paid after 31st August will need to include a $20 late fee.


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Equestrian fun and games

The Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club held a fun games day in Lewiston on Sunday July 28. Twenty-three riders, including many youngsters and their ponies, took part in the event, with some participants travelling from as far as Sheidow Park, Gulf View Heights and the Barossa to take part. Games for the day included bending, flag and barrel race, walk/trot/run race, sack race, ribbon race, barrel rolling race and Texas barrel race. The club’s next event is a quiz night on August 24 at the Two Wells Catholic Church hall. Tickets are available by contacting club president, John Newton, on 0427 153 570 or visiting www.freeteams/APEC/ for more information, news and upcoming events.

Eight-year-old Two Wells resident, Caitlyn Drag and Shae in the bending event.

Nicole Metcalf on Casper (left) travelled from Gulf View Heights to attend the games day with friend Karina Alexander on Loot, of Lewiston.

Youngsters Lachlan and Bella Beckett, of Andrews Farm, Felicity Boyce, of Two Wells, on Comet in the flag enjoyed watching the horses in action. and barrel race.




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Seven-year-old Kaitlyn O’Brien, of Two Wells, and her pony Gus in the flag and barrel race.

TBirds tee off With the softball season set to start in October, training will get underway very soon

Winter is not yet over, but one summer sport getting an early start to the season is softball. The Two Wells TBirds softball team kicks off training for the 2013/14 season on Sunday August 18 at 2pm at Two Wells oval. The club’s AGM will be held prior to this on Wednesday August 12 at 12A Wheller Road Two Wells at 6.30pm. The official season start is October 19, with games held at Karbeethan Reserve, Angle Vale Road, Evanston Gardens every Saturday. Contact Linda Rushton on 0407 608 470 for more information or head to the oval on August 18. Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

echo 19 n TWO WELLS FOOTBALL AND NETBALL SEASON WRAP KIM Juvan looks for options during the A4 game against Hummocks on July 27.

Girls looking the goods REPORT: Stacey Gameau Two Wells senior netball manager

Roosters a chance for second spot

TWO Wells senior netball teams are all playing well coming up to finals. The A2, A3, A4 and A5 teams are all sitting in the top two and are looking the goods coming up to finals. The young A1 side sits fifth but have been getting close to the top four sides, drawing with Balaklava and only losing to Mallala by five. Their goal is to keep improving and try to win the close games coming up, to give the side the best chance to sneak into the top four. The A2s have been improving all year and have had convincing wins against other teams in the top four, they just need to keep improving to get closer to top placed Balaklava. The A3 team is a solid line up with a good mix of youth and experience. The girls are a premiership chance but need to keep up their winning form.

The A4 team is a skillful side made up of girls who are unlucky not to be playing higher. They are definitely proving themselves and are another big premiership chance. Two Wells A5s are a strong side once again this year; it could be back-to-back premierships for them if they continue playing well.

Michelle Dimasi with nephew, Curtis Clifton.

REPORT: Ben Harris Two Wells fooball manager

RYAN McDonald in action

Two Wells A grade started the season well, winning our first two games. The team is currently sitting fourth on the premiership ladder and with three games to go against Virginia, United and Balaklava there is a chance that we could finish in second spot. We have had a pretty even spread of good players this year but I think Lachlan Franklin is having a breakout season. On the injury front Tallan Leighton has only played a handful of games as he battles hamstring problems. The team’s form has been building over the past five weeks and the boys are looking forward to the next few weeks and then having a real crack at the finals. The B grade is having a real up and down season due to injuries, people working away, holidays and a few babies arriving. They are currently sitting fourth on the ladder and with three games to go they could finish as high as second or third.

NET…SET…GO! Two Wells Netball Club’s first NetSetGo players wrapped up their 10-week program last month. The girls, aged between four and 10, took part in a variety of weekly skill sessions, which concluded with a sausage sizzle and short presentation on Thursday July 4. Pictured with their certificates and participation medals are (front row, from left) Lucy Farr, Evie Spurling, Grace Williams, Maddison O’Brien, Gabriella Dimasi, (second row) Leah Stringer, Brianna Slattery, Trisha O’Brien-Jessup, Kaitlyn O’Brien, Ella Brechin, Zoe Williams, Kasia Szymaniak, Maddison Gort, (third row) Yazmin Cailes, Chelsea Mason, Carla Harris, Kelly Andrew, Emily Gow and Jessica Woods, with Bec O’Brien, Brooke Humphrys and Michelle Dimasi pictured at back. Absent were Stephanie Phillips and Chloe Sharpe.

Alby Grech performed a musical guitar number.

Khan Leighton, Eamon Fetherstonhaugh and Anthony Cavallaro perform a number of songs. RIGHT: Former Two Wells footballer, Mark Wylie, gives an impressive performance.

Talent on show REPORT: Bec O’Brien

As the 2013 Adelaide Plains football and netball season nears the pointy end, members of the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club had a chance to relax on Saturday when it hosted its second successful Open Mic Night. Showcasing some wonderful musical and vocal talents, the appreciative crowd of about 100 witnessed many solo and group performances highlighting great voices, and skill on the acoustic and electric guitar, drums, and keyboard. The final social event for the club will be its annual Redlow event, on Friday September 27. Two Wells Echo, August, 2013

Jade Klingberg and Ben Lanzon enjoying the music. RIGHT: Zach Day, Dylan Williams and William Hart.


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Eyes on Harrison REPORT: Bec O’Brien If you are a football fan, one name to keep an eye one in future years is Harrison Gameau. The 16-year-old Reeves Plains resident is an up-and-coming young footballer, having recently returned from Sydney where he represented the state as a member of the Under 16 football team, which competed against other state representative teams in the Australian Under 16 Football Championships from July 5 – 12. Harrison said the competition was fast, with the speed of the game, as well as the fitness and skill level of the players taking his game to a higher level. “They hit a lot harder, that’s for sure,” he laughed. For the record, South Australia came in second in the competition, behind the Victorian Country team. Harrison started his football career in the Under 8s at Two Wells Football Club and like most kids in the district, also tried his hand at tennis and cricket. But it is football he is passionate about, and with a height of well over six feet, he’s in good stead for his role as ruckman, a position which his dad, David, also successfully played at Two Wells Football Club. “He is very mobile for his size,” David, said. “And he has great, strong hands.”

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While ruck is his preferred position on the field, Harrison also likes to play full forward and kick the odd goal or two. The Xavier College teenager is currently travelling to Woodville oval to train with Woodville/West Torrens’ Under 18 team once a week, after competing in that club’s Under 16 team for most of the year. He says he plays for his local Two Wells club when he can, relishing the chance to hit the field with the mates he grew up with. Not one for many words, Harrison says he hopes one day his footy might see him make it to that pinnacle so many dream of – playing in the AFL. One thing’s for sure Harrison, we’re all behind you.

ith your help, the Echo W hopes to highlight some of our younger generation.

To nominate someone for our “Spotlight” piece contact Bec on 0419 292 715 or email

Crank up the tunes!

n Members of the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club unwound last Saturday night, belting out tunes during the club’s Open Mic Night. LEFT: Local musician, James Abberley, with Kimberley Juvan, partner Liana Juvan and sister Amanda Abberley. RIGHT: Two Wells footballer, Daniel Hooper, livens up the club with a few fun tunes on his electric guitar. n More pictures – page 19

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