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Bec O’Brien reports: Young, up-and-coming cricketer and Two Wells resident, Kyle Giniotis, will soon be wearing the coveted green and gold colours after he was recently selected in the Australian Under 16 team to tour Sri Lanka in May. Fifteen-year-old Kyle has been playing cricket since he was eight years old, starting out as a junior with the Two Wells Cricket Club, and was quickly identified as a talent to watch. At nine his dad, Michael, installed nets and a pitching machine in their backyard to help Kyle progress, and the Year 10 Xavier College student has certainly made some progress. “They had a lot of success as a junior team at Two Wells,” Mick said. “When he first started playing with the older kids, he was the first one to hit a six. “He’s now renowned for hitting fours and sixes.” A keen and clever batsman, Kyle is also a strong leg spin bowler. He spends hours each week practicing in his backyard cricket ground and also trains up to three times a week with his club and the SA team. Mick said he was once told by a coach is takes 10 years or 10,000 hours of practice to know how good you are, and that’s even before a cricketer makes it to the top! Kyle now plays for the Northern Jets Cricket Club as an opening batsman in the men’s C Grade division – quite an achievement for a fifteen-year-old. The Northern Jets have a reputation for producing quality cricketers, with the likes of South Aussie and now Australian players, Ryan Harris and Mark Cosgrove, both starting their careers there. “That exposed him to some of the state coaches,” Mick explained. “Last year he was chosen as a 14-year-old in the Under 15 state team that travelled to Perth.

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Young, up-andcoming cricketer and Two Wells resident, Kyle Giniotis, was recently selected in the Australian Under 16 team to tour Sri Lanka in May.

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Public Library Services associate director, Geoff Strempel, DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington, and DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, with the new cards the District Council of Mallala library service has introduced as Elizabeth part of the One Card, One Network initiative.

New library card opens up a world of opportunities District Council of Mallala library users now have access to more than 3.5 million items following the launch of its involvement in the statewide One Card, One Network initiative at Two Wells Public Library on March 25. The network opens up a world of possibilities for library users, with cardholders able to choose and borrow from libraries across the state. State Library Public Library Services associate director, Geoff Strempel, officially

launched the District Council of Mallala’s library service involvement, saying since the network’s inception two-anda-half-years ago more than 130 libraries across the state have joined, 3.7 million items are available to borrow and 48 of 68 council areas have signed up, with all libraries across the state expected to be involved by the end of the year. Mr Strempel said the network gave library users the option of borrowing and returning not only books, but also

DVDs, magazines and digital items, at any library anywhere within the state. “All the libraries in the state are now your local library,” he said. “If you’re looking for something and it’s not on your shelf they can get it from somewhere else.” DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington, welcomed the library’s involvement in the network. “Our staff decided to put a new stamp on our library

Steven Griffiths Member for Goyder Working for you in Goyder

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service,” he said. “This now gives our residents access to all the state’s public libraries’ resources.” As part of the initiative the Two Wells Public Library has also introduced new library cards bearing an image from the district. If you haven’t picked up your new card yet, or you are keen to become a borrower, drop into the Two Wells library, or any of the District Council of Mallala branches, and sign up now.

Garden expert to visit

Popular and wellrespected gardening expert, writer and TV presenter, Sophie Thomson, will visit Two Wells for the second time in two years later this month. Two Wells Public Library is hosting the free event at the Two Wells Bowling Club on Wednesday April 30 starting at 1pm. Sophie’s passion for plants and gardening was passed on to her by her parent’s at their family’s plant nursery. When the business was sold in 1997, she became a garden consultant and took an active role in the gardening media. As well as presenting for the ABC’s Gardening Australia television program, Sophie also writes for the Gardening Australia magazine as well as a weekly column for the Sunday Mail and is the author of “From the Ground Up – a complete guide for SA Gardeners”. Contact the Two Wells Public Library during opening hours on 8520 2100 or email library@ as seats are strictly limited.

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Citizenship ceremony biggest yet

One of the largest new citizenship ceremonies for the district in almost 30 years was held at Mallala on Friday March 21. The District Council of Mallala ceremony, conducted by mayor Duncan Kennington, saw 11 people sworn in as new Australian citizens. According to DCM community development officer, Lynette Seccafien, it was the largest group of new citizens at one time for the council area in almost 30 years. “Generally we average around 12 new citizens each year,” Lynette said. “Today (March 21) was 11 in one day! “According to my records, the largest ceremony we have had is 11 on Australia Day in 1985.” Ten local residents, hailing from around the globe, including the Ukraine, South Africa, Iran and the United Kingdom, all made the pledge and became official Australian citizens. One Salisbury resident was also conferred as a new citizen at the ceremony. Pictured at left: DCM mayor, Duncan Kennington (third from left back row) with new Australian citizens, from front left, Tamara Hutiuk, Justin Galin, Roberto Marquez, Liam Heeley, Keyan de Wet, Ruan De Wet (back) Elena Quattrocchi, Jerald Galin, Mohammad Saadat Marasht, Anita de Wet, and Anton de Wet.

Two Wells alpaca info evening well attended An information evening was presented in the Two Wells Community Centre for anyone interested in owning alpacas on Wednesday March 19. The evening was presented by Dr Mandi Carr from the Production Animal Health Centre at the Roseworthy Campus of the University of Adelaide in conjunction with Jut Jurra Alpaca Stud and Shearing Services. Over 50 people attended the evening and I am sure everyone, from prospective owners to those who have owned alpacas previously, learned much to help them with the care of their alpacas in the future. Dr Carr presented much

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information that was easy to understand – from the basic decisions on how many alpacas the available land can sustain, to the needs regarding fencing, water, shelter, holding yards, supplementary feeding in addition to paddock grazing, and transportation of the animals. The needs of alpacas regarding shearing, toenail clipping, drenching and vaccinations were all explained so prospective owners knew what was required. How to score the body condition of alpacas was stressed as being vitally important in herd health observations. Breeding of alpacas and

care of the cria was also included. Printed information was handed out to all attendees and this was well worth keeping for future referral. Questions from the floor were answered and some of the subjects raised were discussed so attendees left very well informed on the “pro’s and cons” of alpaca ownership. The Production Health Centre from Roseworthy provides excellent care and advice for alpaca owners. I have had cause to use their services several times with one particular alpaca and could not fault the care received. They provide an on farm

University of Adelaide’s Dr Mandi Carr is shown holding Oktoy the little white cria, with vet students Ruel Pagoto, Allie Brown and Liz Naper and Sky the alpaca.

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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 & Under, 15 & under, learn basketball in a friendly family atmosphere. Contact Paul on 0414 248 732.

BOWLING CLUB Whether you are new to lawn bowls or are a seasoned player why not consider joining the Two Wells Club? We field Pennant teams on Thursday for women (match times fit in with school drop off and pickup) Wednesday is Men’s day and Saturday is Open Gender. Social bowls start in October, this is all about having fun whilst enjoying good company and getting out in the open air. Why not get a group of friends to come along with you? If you haven’t played lawn bowls before there will be someone available to show you how to play. We will provide the bowls, and for $5 a night you can learn a new skill. Contact Irene Giannikos Phone: 0417 810 029 The Clubrooms at Old Pt Wakefield Road are available for hire and have bar facilities.


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 April 6 10am May 4 10am June 1 St Paul’s Two Wells 10am April 13, 20, 27 10am April 18 - Good Friday 10am May 11, 18, 25 Contact: Di Meaney 8520 2308

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.

Uniting Chapel Virginia, Phineas St, Virginia. Service time: Sundays 10:30am. Simple, welcoming, inspiring. 8522 5269 www.

Community bus

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.

Community Bus, return trip to Elizabeth City Shopping Centre, Only $5 return (kids free), Next bus: April 18, 2014. 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 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.

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.twowellskgn. or phone 8520 2358.

Community Public Library,

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

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, fift ideas, skin products, brica-brac. hand crafted quilts. OPEN Tues to Fri 9.30am to 4pm, Sat 9.30am to 1pm. Closed Sun & Mon.

Equestrian & Pony club

The Adelaide Plains Equestrian club holds riding and horse-related events on the 4th Sunday of each month. Riders of all ages and abilities welcome. Visit the club’s website at APEC and check out what’s coming up or for more information contact Sam on 0408 455 677.

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

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.


Playford Wells Hockey Club. Looking for players & coaches for 2014. Men, Women, boys & girls 4yrs & up. Affordable grass hockey. Under 10’s $30, under 14’s & under 18’s $65, Seniors $120 per season no more to pay. All welcome season starting soon. Phone 0467 191 763


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.

Lions Club

The Angle Vale Lions Club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6.30pm at the Angle Vale Community Sports Centre, Fradd Road, Angle Vale. Contact Dorothy Lewtas on 0416 452 925 for more info or email anglevalelionsclub@

Mallala 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.

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.

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A DEL A IDE P l a i n s K e n n e l & 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 Monday 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.


Two Wells RSL Sub Branch, Main Street, Two Wells, Ph: 8520 2826, Open: Wednesdays 9am to Noon and Friday 11am til late, Subscriptions for 2014 are now due and can be paid either by Cheque or Cash. Contact: President Tony: 0412773111 or Hon. Secretary: 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. April 9 & 23. May 7 & 23 Contact Di Meaney 8520 2308.

Two Wells Cricket Club (TWCC). Interested in playing Cricket this Season. Senior Men’s Cricket Competitions available in two formats. 2 Day games and 1 Day (40 Over’s) played Saturday’s. Women’s Cricket Competitions played Monday Nights. Currently seeking junior interest. New players welcome, training from 5.30pm Thursday nights. Contact Michael Dimasi 0409 977 191

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.


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.


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.

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Now Griffiths is Two Wells’ MP A “HUMBLED” Steven Griffiths retained the seat of Goyder for another four years, his margin reducing slightly but still finishing comfortably ahead of his challengers. Mr Griffiths faced a small swing against him on the back of electoral boundary redistributions, which cut the traditional Liberal voting town of Balaklava out of Goyder and added in Two Wells and surrounding districts in. “To pick up 57 per cent of the vote in Two Wells though, was blooming

fantastic,” he said. The new Goyder community also presents new issues for Mr Griffiths to work on, including the Hickinbotham residential development and the new proposed shopping area. “The challenge is now before me,” he said. Mr Griffiths was expecting some difficulties in Yorke Peninsula communities on the back

Vlahos takes commanding lead in Taylor

LABOR MP, Leesa Vlahos, was re-elected to represent Taylor for another four years, winning by a whopping 24.6 per cent in the two-party preferred system. Ms Vlahos said it showed voters did not respond to a “negative” campaign against her by Liberal opponent, Alex Hyde. Material distributed by Mr Hyde targeted Ms Vlahos’ living arrangements following a recent divorce. “To only have a 0.3 per cent swing against me, I’m very happy with that,” she said, “I’m glad people saw through the negative attacks on me over the last 10 days. “People don’t like negative campaigns. “The Liberal party spent a lot of money on this area, which if they spent in some other places, the result might have been different.” The support from within the community of Taylor was evident to Ms Vlahos, who expressed her appreciation to continue working with people from the northern areas of Adelaide. “We’ve achieved so many positive outcomes and good thing in the north over the past four years,” she said. “We’ve got a lot of things still to achieve in the north. “We’re stronger when we’re united as a team and I’m very proud to be working on something I love and adore.” With the electoral boundary redistribution taking Two Wells from the Taylor electorate and placing it in Goyder, Ms Vlahos thanked the community for its support in her tenure as MP for the town. “I couldn’t have done it without the support of the people of Two Wells and surrounding districts,” she said. Overall, Ms Taylor attracted 52.3 per cent of the vote, while Mr Hyde picked up 30.7 per cent, Lenny Jessiman (Family First) 10.6 per cent and Kirstan Wahlstrom (Greens) 6.4 per cent.

of recent issues, including wind farms and mining leases. “In those more traditional Liberal areas, there was the suggestion of some challenges but the strong figures coming out of those areas were humbling too,” he said. As Shadow Regional Development Minister, the possibility of becoming a minister of cabinet

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vote,” Mr Nicholls said. “A very special thank you to those who supported my campaign. “At age 65, I will leave state and federal politics to younger people. “I will now throw my energies into the Yorke Peninsula Council in my role as an elected member. “It is my intention to contest the Local Government elections in November. “The experience I have been fortunate to receive during the last weeks I believe will make me a better elected member.”

Two Wells IGA proprietors, Rocco and Rosa Settimio, gave a significant donation to the Two Wells RSL Memorial project recently and are pictured with club president, Tony Flaherty (right) at the project site.

Two Wells RSL secretary, John Allen and member Neil Bonsor, with local resident Donald Cohen (centre), who received this scooter from the club last month.

Generosity helps Donald stay mobile A lot has been happening at the Two Wells RSL recently, with the group receiving a generous $1500 donation and also supporting a local resident with the supply of a scooter. Last month, Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, on behalf of the league accepted a cheque for $1400 from local IGA proprietors Rocco and Rosa Settimio as part of the IGA Community Chest

initiative. The community-minded pair also made a $100 personal donation to the memorial project, and through the Community Chest initiative have donated thousands to local community and sporting groups over the years. The funds are set to go toward supporting the work being done at the Two Wells memorial, with the unique Af-

Piccolo back in Light LOCAL MP Tony Piccolo has thanked voters in the electorate of Light for re-electing him for a third consecutive term. According the Electoral Commission SA website, Mr Piccolo has received 11,334 votes against the Liberal candidate (on 10,144) on a two-party preferred vote, representing a margin of 2.8 per cent. Mr Piccolo said he was delighted with the result, as it meant that there was no swing against Labor in Light, and was heartened by the strong declaration votes, outpolling the Liberals 54-46 per cent. “I’m thrilled that the people of Light have again put their faith in me to represent them in State Parliament,” Mr Piccolo said. “Over the past eight years, I have been a passionate advocate

should the Liberals win the election is quite high. Mr Griffiths finished with a 24.8 per cent margin in two-party preferred voting over Labor’s Elyse Ramsay. Family First candidate, John Bennett, attracted 7.3 per cent of votes in Goyder, while Independent candidate, Bob Nicholls, jagged almost five per cent of the vote in an impressive first up showing. “Thank you to all voters who exercised their democratic right to

for people living in this electorate, and I will continue to do my utmost to support people in the electorate for the next four years.” Mr Piccolo said he was heartened by the increase in the vote he received around the Gawler area - the biggest population centre in the electorate. “Throughout the campaign, people living in the electorate have raised a wide range of issues that we need to look at, and I will be working to represent these issues throughout this next term in office,” Mr Piccolo said. “I will also work to more effectively engage with those communities that are now part of the electorate after the most recent boundary re-distribution. “There’s likely to be strong

growth in the electorate, and I will be working with both local government and community organisations to ensure we continue to build strong community networks in the new areas. “Wherever possible we will work within existing community and government structures. “In addition, I am committed to ensuring all the State Government commitments are implemented as soon as practical and within the timeframes given.”

ghanistan memorial garden on track to be unveiled by Anzac Day 2015 and restoration work to the WW1 memorial set to begin in coming months. In other Two Wells RSL news, the group recently donated a scooter to local Two Wells resident, Donald Cohen. The scooter was donated to the RSL by a member and was originally going to be raffled but Donald was identified as

someone who could really have a better quality of life with the scooter. Donald has a range of health and mobility issues and was restricted in what he could do after his license was revoked due to ill health. Donald would like to thank the Two Wells RSL for the scooter and says it will improve his day-to-day life and enable him to get out and about more.

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MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS: From DCM Mayor and Lewiston ward Councillor

Duncan Kennington

Dublin victorious

On Saturday February 27 I attended the Dublin Cricket club pink stumps 2014 men’s final. The Dublin Club was victorious, Dublin 6/303 (Ben Starr 174 not out, John Mason 64) to North Pines 68 and 56 (Ben Starr 4/14, Wilf Heslop 3/13, Matthew Starr 3/1 and Luke Walker 2/12). Subsequent to the game some cricket memorabilia was auctioned off for charity. It’s a credit to the club and local community spirit that the Pink Stumps Day and the Dublin High Tea raised $1,700 for the McGrath Foundation.  On Monday March 10 I attended the women’s B semi-finals at Two Wells. Two Wells Gold, captained by Rebecca Pool (133) was defeated by Rose and Crown (133). Pat Wake completed the scoring duties. Simultaneous to this Rebecca’s mother Leanne was captaining Two Wells Black to a win over Dublin (145-47) at the Dublin oval. The humid weather suited the flying ants, who dominated the airways, but it gave me a thirst. Unfortunately the clubroom change room renovations haven’t been completed yet so I coped the best I could. The other day at home, having more successfully secured a refreshment, a friend declared that he had spotted a peregrine falcon out of the window on a nearby tree 5 metres away. Of course I immediately took a picture for evidence. However, after bringing in an extra armchair expert and enjoying several more refreshments, we concluded that it was a brown goshawk.

Invest in our nature’s future I recently attended a Totally Local workshop led by Chris Sands, who has successfully encouraged local communities in Britain to support local businesses within their own communities. Chris’ concept is that communities can create internal wealth if you value and use the resources that you have on our own doorstep. Our landscapes are no different. When we plant local indigenous plants within our region we are investing in the future of our own district. Within our district only three percent of the original vegetation remains with just over half found on the roadside. With approximately 900 kilometres of roads; or approx 1800 hectares of road verges in our region, a majority of our road sides are home to exotic pest plants including Caltrop, Salvation Jane, Columbia daisy

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and Boxthorns just to name a few. To control these pest plants we rely on our council, NRM boards and landholders to cultivate or spray poisonous pesticides to eradicate these pest plants before they contaminate our adjacent lands. Roadside vegetation is not only visually pleasing it also has positive effects on our economy and wellbeing. One way to reduce pest plants from growing within our road corridors is by planting native vegetation along our roadsides. Planting local indigenous species will out compete pest

plants for the available nutrients and light and also provide windbreaks, which help in the protection of our fragile soils from wind erosion. Roadside vegetation can also provide shelter for stock and deep-rooted plants help control the water table, reducing the threat of salinity. Revegetation projects along our roadsides can also provide significant carbon sequestration benefits for our region (Carbon sequestration is the process of absorbing carbon into living things so that it stays out of the atmosphere) and stored within roadside corridors that are seen as unproductive landscapes. Several groups have been involved in the revegetation of some of our roads including: TAFESA Roseworthy campus students, Two Wells, Lewiston & Districts Landcare group, Mallala Greening committee and private landholders, each

using specific plant species suitable for road side plantings. These groups have set the precedent of what can be achieved along our road verges. If you want to help by greening our roadside corridors contact council and inquire how you can participate in revegetation of our roadsides. Ever wondered what plants to plant in our region, well you need to look no further than the Common Native Plants of the Mallala District booklet. The booklet, the Mallala District Council Greening Committee and Coastal Gardens Planting Guide, was produced by the NRM. You can pick up your free copies from any of our council offices. I would like to take this opportunity to thank TAFESA student Anthony Randell for his insight into roadside vegetation.

Scout trip to st kilda playground By: Sharon Boobyer

Two Wells Cub Scout members participated in a scavenger hunt last month at the St Kilda Playground as part of 2014 Clean Up Australia Day activities. Pictured are (top row) District Cub Leader Father Wolf, (third row), James Ford, Lockie Green, Samantha Schaffer, Ashlee Henneker, (second row) Bonnie Gertig, Kai-Leigh Wilson, Brooke Walton, Bonnie Charles, Zayn McKay, Emma Sharpe, Alan Ford, Morgan Charles (Scout), (front row) Cub Leader Boomer, Sarah Walton, Chloe Sharpe, Alex Hoffman, Cub Leader Akela, Mitchell Boobyer and Cub Leader Bagheera.

Two Wells Cub Scout members participated in a scavenger hunt on Tuesday March 4 at the St Kilda Playground as part of 2014 Clean Up Australia Day activities. The pack, armed with gloves and bags, cleaned from the car park along the foreshore to the kiosk. It was a great evening with bags of rubbish cleaned up from the area, and the enthusiasm shown by these cubs was remarkable and a credit to their leaders/parents/caregivers and community. Their hard work was rewarded with the knowledge that they had made a difference, along with a well-earned snack and some down time in the playground. A big thank you to the Cub Scout Leaders Akela, Bagheera and Boomer, with our District Cub Scout Leader Father Wolf also dropping in. Two Wells Cub Scouts (8-11years) meet on Tuesdays from 6.30pm-8pm. Joey Scouts (6-8years) meet Thursdays from 5.15pm6.15pm. Scouts (11-15years) meet Thursdays from 6.30pm-8pm during school terms. Come along and have a look at the Scout hall, corner Old Portwakfield Rd and Wells Road Two Wells. Everyone is welcome.

Police warn: keep an eye on suspicious behaviour Two Wells Neighbourhood Watch would like to remind people to be vigilant around the community as police suggest a lot of theft and property damage around the area. Police report Two Wells Primary School was damaged through the school holidays and Bethesda Road development construction equipment has been damaged. Theft for both domestic and businesses are being targeted. Thefts of car possessions are still ongoing along with theft of shed possessions, motorbikes as well as fuel from the Two Wells BP service station. A number of wheelie bins have been reported lost. Please report any suspicious behaviour to the Two Wells Police station or call 131444. Police have also reported a rise in the number of incidents of cars doing burnouts in the area and are requesting members of the public to call 131 444 with details of cars and registration numbers if they see people doing burnouts.

With Lisa Allen

Anyone caught doing a burnout can have their car impounded for 28 days and be sent to court. Police will be on the lookout. n Two Wells Neighbourhood Watch would like to pass on a huge thank you to Harvey Norman Munno Para, and in particular Simon, for the great service to provide our youths with fantastic prizes at our regular Blue Light discos. We would also like to thank Cheryl from the Two Wells Pizza Bar for supplying us with pizza after our busy night volunteering at Two Wells Blue Light Discos.

We are currently discussing a few ideas to make a donation into the community, we would love to recruit new volunteers and share some ideas to help our community. Our next meeting is Tuesday April 8 at 7.30pm in the Two Wells RSL, Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells. n Blue Light Disco: We are pleased to see we had an attendance of 819 children at our Blue Light Discos in 2012 and a substantial increase of 1019 children in 2013. We would be happy to see the numbers grow for 2014 as we build positive relationships with the children in our community. We are discussing new ideas to educate children and fun activities for during our discos in the future. Our second Blue Light Disco for the year will be held on Friday June 13 from 7pm-9.30pm in the Two Wells Community Centre. A girls green, short-sleeve, jacket/cardigan was left behind after the Blue Light disco on Friday March 14. It can be collected from the Two Wells police station. Two Wells Echo, April, 2014

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Students learn dog safety

Dog Management Board of SA pet educator, Kerri Jonathan, introduces her dog Shylo to AVPS students Jaylah, Jemmiekah and Jordan.

Anzac Day breakfasts Diggers remembered

Dublin History Group will commemorate its local WW1 soldiers who were killed in action or did not return with a special tree-planting ceremony later in the year. DHG committee member, Pat Thompson, said a tree would be planted and accompanying commemorative plaque installed to honour the soldiers at the Dublin Institute grounds in November. Pat said the group was hoping to contact direct descendants or family members to invite them to attend the event, and was also looking for any photographs or memorabilia of the soldiers. If you can help out the list of 22 soldiers is printed below. Contact the Dublin History Group by emailing or phoning 8529 2028. Lance Corporal Howard Emery Baker Wounded at Bullecourt died 6-5-1917 Driver Walter Bergin Killed in Action 6-8-1915 Private Oswald L. Briggs Killed in Action 17-12-1917 Private Samuel Leonard Buttle Died of Measles/Pneumonia Egypt 19-6-1015 Private Herbert James Dadleff Killed in Action, France 19-6-1016 Trooper Arthur Roy Earl Killed during dugout collapse, Palestine 26-6-1917 Lance Corporal James Malcolm Frost Killed in Action, North Africa 5-8 1916 Private Lloyd Francis Habner Killed in Action, France 19-8-1916 Private Edgar N. Jones Died of Influenza, France 23-2-1919 Private William Owen Manuel Died Pneumonia, England 24-12-1916 Private George Lurther Merrifield Killed in Action, France 25-4-1918 Private Frederick James Pinkney Killed in Battle , Gallipoli 8-5-1915 2nd Lieutenant Cecil Norman Patterson Killed in Action, France 1-9-1918 Private Phillip George Pittaway Killed in Action, France 5-11-1916 Lance Corporal Norman Dudley Price Killed in Action, France 4-5-1917 Private Clement Murray Pritchard Killed in Action, Belgium 21-10-1917 Corporal Frederick Joseph J Roberts Killed in Action, France 5-11-1916 Private Henry Charles Ellis Rundle Killed in Action, France 19-2-1918 Private Frederick W. H. Standley Killed in Action, France 20-7-1916 Private Frank William Hone Killed in Action France, 20 -7- 1916 Private William Norval Thompson Died of War Wounds, France 28-9-1017 Private Charles William Westland Killed in Action. France 12-5-1918

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Anzac ceremonies across the district will be held at the following locations on Friday April 25. Mallala – 6am: service at the Mallala Monument followed by cooked breakfast at the RSL. Mallala oval complex Wasleys Road Mallala. Gold coin donation. This year an 80 strong contingent of the City of Adelaide Squadron will attend the service. Following breakfast the Mallala Museum will be open to the public who would like to view the ‘time of

conflict’ exhibition. Port Parham – 6.10am: service at the remembrance flagpole – Port Parham sports and social club. First street Port Parham. The service will be followed by a hearty breakfast provided by the club Two wells – 6.20am service at the war memorial followed by gunfire breakfast at the RSL. Old Port Wakefield road Two Wells Thompsons Beach – 6am - service at ‘the shed’ followed by cooked breakfast. Ruskin Road Thompsons Beach.

Plan to streamline kerb side collection The District Council of Mallala is hoping to find new and better ways to manage waste through its draft waste management strategy, currently out for public consultation. DCM has developed the strategy with hopes to meet the greater demands of local communities for better levels of environmental responsibility and more efficient use of resources with a plan that is consistent with the goals, outcomes and strategies of its own Strategic Plan, and also meets those of South Australia’s Waste Strategy 2011-2015. The goals described in the strategy for 20142020 are: To provide high quality and environmentally responsible kerbside waste and recycling collection service to the community. To ensure that the community is informed and actively participates in initiatives to provide environmentally responsible, economic and cost effective waste management services. To ensure that Council operates and manages cost effective and best practice waste management facilities. To ensure Council

provides waste management services and facilities that meet the needs and expectations of the current and future community. To ensure that Council conducts its operations and services in an environmentally sustainable manner. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto said the plan would help streamline council’s waste management practices and plan for waste management into the future. “The strategy identifies the areas that council will look at,” Mr Mansueto said. “A key focus is to improve recycling, reduce land fill and try to manage the cost of delivering such services.” The draft waste management strategy  can be viewed at the DCM website www.mallala. Written submissions are encouraged and should be addressed to: Carol Muzyk, Strategic Projects Coordinator, District Council of Mallala, PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5501 or emailed to The closing date for submissions is 4.30pm Friday May 2.

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Student action team inducted

Two Wells Primary School introduced its Student Action Team (SAT) members to the school community on Friday March 14 with a special badge ceremony. Members include Dee, Vanessa, Ella, Zack, Ben, Connor, Deana, Brianna, Dakota, Daniel, Nikki, Tiana, Jessica and Super Ted, who is the school’s new mascot. Group leaders are Jasmine, Brendan, Ruth and Efrosini, with Noah and Jackson named as Roadies.

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Students at Angle Vale Primary School were given advice and tips on how to act around and approach dogs when the Dog and Cat Management Board of SA visited last month. Dog and Cat Management Board of SA pet educator, Kerri Jonathan, and her twoyear-old Australian Shepherd dog Shylo, held 40-minute sessions with students from Reception to Year 4 at the school on Wednesday March 19. Kerri said the sessions, held as part of the board’s Responsible Pet Education Program, hoped to increase children’s awareness and understanding of dogs and how to deal with them in different situations. “We teach the kids about responsible pet ownership,” Kerri said. “We talk about registration, how to come up to and say hello to a dog so they don’t get bitten, what to do if they see an angry dog, what to do if they see a scared dog. “They learn a lot.” The program is in its second year, with pet educators and their dogs travelling all over the state to deliver it free of charge to thousands of students. In the past a similar program was introduced to school’s using a toy dog, but Kerri says the incorporation of real, live animals had improved and expanded the program immensely. “All our dogs have been suitability tested for this program,” she said. “It’s so much better with a real dog.”

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echo 8 Two Wells melodrama group celebrates 30 years

Thank you for the music The Two Wells Melodrama Group celebrated more than 30 years of successful performances with a special reunion and dinner on Sunday March 16. Around 100 people gathered at the Two Wells Community Centre, which has staged many, many shows over the years, and were treated to an afternoon of reminiscing, special awards and a delicious two-course roast lunch

cooked and served by the wonderful local Scout group members. TWMG president, Lance Morgan, said the melodrama group was first established in 1982 by former Two Wells locals, Les and Bet Williams, with performances held in the Old Institute building on the main street. When the community centre was built in 1985 performances were held there from then on.

Over the years the group has raised more than $510,000 and donated $488,000 of this back to local community groups. “It’s been an amazing journey,” Lance said. “It started from humble beginnings and it’s just grown. “It’s grown from tin-can lights and one microphone to too many lights and too many microphones.” The number of beneficiaries

of the group was enormous, he said, with more than 45 benefiting over the years and some groups even relied solely on the donation from the TWMG to help them each year. In 1982 ticket sales for the group’s inaugural performance “Poor Young Girl”, was $400. In 1994 this rose to $10,000, 2003 it was $22,000 and in 2012 the group recorded one

Ben Harvey, Natasha Renaglia and Jessica Renaglia.

Lisa Hutchinson, Hayden Arbon, Eleisha Arbon and Janene Lynn.

Enjoying the reunion were Andrea Williams, Bernie Pellizzari and Maria Pellizzari.

Members of the Two Wells Melodrama Groups first production “Poor Young Girl in 1982 included, (back) Peter Williams, Brian Wilson, Les Williams, Ian Gameau, Rae Corston, (front) Rae Wilson, Bet Williams, Anne Arbon, Denis Pellizzari and Margaret Gameau.

Two Wells Melodrama Group president, Lance Morgan and his wife Lesley.

Kaye Halliday and Rae Corston.

ABOVE: Victoria Pederick and Sarah Groom. LEFT: Sarah Groom, Ben Harvey and Jessica Renaglia are all gearing up for this year’s Melodrama performance titled Mayhem at Magical Manor.

Ian McDonnell, Jacquie Stapleton and Gloria McDonnell.

of its highest ever ticket sales of $39,000. “I’m so proud of this group for the way it is and what we do,” Lance said. “It’s been a well noted group for many, many years. “And we’re all a family and we all work together.” During the official presentations a number of permanent honour boards were unveiled, with patrons to the community centre now able to get a snapshot of the Melodrama’s history. The Terry Post Memorial Award, established to honour local resident, Terry Post, following his death a few years ago, was this year jointly presented to Mollie Frost and Audrey Hart for all the work they do for the group in the background. Life memberships were also presented to Kerry Heym, Lance Morgan, John McInerney, Margaret Maylin, Glenys Middleton, Brian Wilson and Rick Bailey. Melodrama committee member and this year’s director, Eleisha Arbon, on behalf of the committee, praised the efforts of all involved to make the dinner so successful. “The Melodrama Committee would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended and helped make the reunion such a successful and enjoyable celebration,” she said. This year’s performance, titled Mayhem at Magical Manor, follows the story of two competing journalists - Charlie and Eleanor, who are tasked to find a crowd-drawing story for the front page of the Blacktown Echo. And the result? Best story wins a promotion! However, when Eleanor realises her story is nothing compared to Charlie’s, she decides to sabotage him without realising the trouble she is getting herself into and who she is about to meet... The group’s opening show, including a three-course dinner, will be held on Saturday May 17, with subsequent dinner performances on Saturday May 24, Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31. There will be two matinee performances with two-course meals on Sunday May 18 and Sunday May 25. Seats are $35 for evening performances and $28 for matinee performances and all are held at the Two Wells Community Centre. For more information or to reserve your seat please contact Kay Boon by emailing or phoning 8520 2778.

100 jobs as Coles comes to Gawler Green A new multi-million dollar Coles store will open in the Gawler Green shopping centre development at Evanston on April 9, providing a much- needed boost to the community. Manager Bob Mills said the market-style store would offer an enhanced shopping experience to the local community with more fresh food options. “The new store will feature an expanded range of fresh food offer-


ings including a larger deli area with a specialty cheese section, gourmet products and a self-service olive bar, providing customers with great options for entertaining at home.” The store will also feature more than 800 homegrown lines including Bickford’s, Spring Gully, Robern Menz and Beerenberg. Mr Mills is thrilled to sell regional brands in the new supermarket. “We’re also very proud to stock produce from the local region

including brands such as Gawler South Bakery, Barossa Fine Foods, Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst and Wiech’s Barossa Valley Eggs Noodles.” The premier supermarket will also offer their Mix Apparel label, which is only available in selected stores, and provide shoppers with access to a wide collection of stylish and quality clothing and accessories for men, women and children. “We’re really pleased to be able

to offer the popular Mix clothing range at the Gawler Green store, and we think customers will be very impressed by this range of quality basics and on-trend pieces,” Mr Mills said. Mr Mills is looking forward to servicing the growing Gawler and Evanston community with the impressive 2835sqm store. We’re really looking forward to opening the new Gawler Green store and providing a superior new

shopping experience to the local community,” Mr. Mills said. The supermarket development has created more than 100 full-time jobs for the area, adding to the 100 that were employed during the construction process. The new store is located on Tulloch St, Evanston. The store will be open from 6am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 6am to 5pm Saturday, and 11am to 5pm Sunday. Two Wells Echo, April, 2014

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Clubrooms on track for May opening Renovation works at the Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club are taking shape, with the club set to reveal its upgraded facilities by its first home game next month. TWF&NSC building committee member, Joe Cannizzaro, said the project was progressing well, with interior gyprocking completed, new windows installed and tiling set to begin in coming weeks. “We are on track to be ready for our first home game on May 10,” Joe said. “And at the moment the tilers have started, gyprock has been installed, the windows are in and we’ll begin the second fix installations such as electrical wiring, plumbing, taps, sinks and fitting out the kitchen and the bar.” Once the second round of installations is complete, Joe said work would begin on the flooring. The outside of the building is also set for a makeover, with the entire structure to be rendered. “It’s going to have a common finish on the outside so the old and the new all link together,” Joe said. “We’re all waiting eagerly with anticipation for things to be completed and people are very keen to see it open and operational.” To help raise funds for the project and to involve the broader community the club is selling pavers, which will feature individual, group or family names. Details are on the club’s website at The club is also searching for a new cook to prepare and cook meals in their new kitchen facilities on Thursday and Saturday nights. If you are interested in this position contact Alison Goss on 0438 785 416.

TWF&NSC building committee member, Joe Cannizzaro, stands in what will be the club’s new bar area. INSET: Schnitzel anyone? TWF&NSC building committee member, Joe Cannizzaro, and president, Francis Pellizzari at the new kitchen servery.

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2014 Season Preview

By Les Pearson

Rams’ consistency the key IT would seem the Rams are forever the bridesmaid, although last year’s fourth place finish was more of a flower-girl position compared to the three grand finals in consecutive years, from 2010 to 2012. Virginia is widely respected as a regular finals contender and looks to be on the same page again but that one last step going from contender to champion is proving to be the biggest hurdle. The Rams are blessed with some perennial talent, the likes of Matthew Young, Ben Russell, Adrian Mark and Ryan Starr all regulars in the line-up over a number of years. Add on top of that the class of Caleb Howell, and you’ve got a solid

Roosters ready to go

WORK: Virginia captain, Caleb Howell (left), leads the group during preseason, including (from left) Anthony Johnston, Barry Wanganeen, Ben Farrugia, Chris James, Rocky Perre and Ryan Starr. PICTURE: Lisa Repath foundation to build a football team around. This is Joss DenEn-

Are seeking a

PERSON TO COOK meals at the club Thursday and Saturday evenings

Interested applicants please call Alison Goss 0438 785 416

gelse’s challenge, all the wiser now after his first year as coach in 2013. Key defender, Nathan Warren, comes back to the club after a stint in the SA Amateur League, while Nathan Wright and Chris Motley come across from Salisbury North. The club has plundered Kilburn’s stocks, Matthew Whelan, Tyson Smith, Scott Galbraith

Appointment of Directors

and Alex Brackstone signing at the Rams. Brendon Niklaus remains the main avenue to goal for Virginia, the key forward averaging more than 94 goals a season over the past four years. On goals alone, he kicked more than 35 per cent of Virginia’s total score in 2013. The introduction of new fitness coach, Craig

Ieke, who DenEngelse claims is the club’s biggest ‘recruit’ this year. A boost to the engines of the Rams, right across the board, would likely mean another finals appearance in 2014. A reliance on Chris James taking a bulk of the ruck could be a potential weakness, the talented big man susceptible to the odd injury in recent years.

IT took them a few weeks to get going again but the Roosters picked up from a slow start in 2013 to come storming into premiership contention. Chasing back-to-back flags after finishing sixth in 2011, Two Wells has emerged as a powerhouse of the competition, albeit with just one flag to its name since 1987. The Roosters have added some strike power in Nathan Rose (Port District), the medium-sized forward booting 54 goals in the SAAFL Division Two last season. This will strongly support the likes of lead up forward, Tallan Leighton, centre half forward,Andrew Hardiman, utility Lee Allmond and captain, Ned Seccafien, when pinch-hitting from the midfield. Toby Bowman also comes across from Gepps Cross, while former junior, Theo Markou, will add some pace around the ground. Two Wells will need to find a key defender to replace the rebounding Tim Hines, who is heading to the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara competition. Brad Fitzgerald’s departure to the SAAFL also depletes the club’s tall stocks slightly and promising junior Nik Seccafien, who was set to enter his first year of senior footy, is likely to stay at Woodville-West Torrens after a solid preseason. Again, not too many departures and the inclusion of a dangerous forward (Rose) appears to have addressed an area the Roosters were lacking. Their defensive make-up is solid, the likes ofAnthony PonttandSamO’Brienprovidingkeyoptions,whileBryce Hart has dramatically improved his football across half back. Khan Leighton had a quieter season in 2013 and will be looking to be back to his bouncy self again, while Ned Seccafien leads from the front in the contests and out in space with his hard running. The impact of Simon Feast in the ruck this season will also be of interest.

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Too many deaths on our roads are caused by one thing. Matemorphosis. ulation, Country South Australians make up 30% of the pop ds. yet 60% of the state’s fatalities happen on country roa Sobering statistic isn’t it? ths Even more sobering is the fact that many of these dea d. are caused when our mates turn into idiots on the roa But what if we had the power to prevent that? It’s true ind the that in the country we have to spend more time beh we wheel, we travel greater distances at higher speeds and live drive on more challenging roads. That’s just where we and where we drive. And we can’t change that. But we can change how people drive. don’t So when our mates turn into people who speed, or wear a seatbelt or drink and drive, just tell them they’re acting like a real

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Amy Poole, Tamzin Seman Reynolds, Emily Seman Reynolds and Jessica Shuttleworth on the dance floor.

N Around 200 youngsters hit the dance floor on March 14 for the popular Two Wells Blue Light disco. N There were some great tunes and terrific prizes on offer, with many children lucky enough to take home some wonderful electrical goods and gift vouchers. N The next Blue Light Disco for Two Wells will be on held at the Two Wells Community Centre on Friday June 13 from 7pm. Photos: Lisa Allen

Hayley Duthie with her 2nd prize camera.

Rachel Baker won 3rd prize.

Kai Barlett was lucky enough to win 6th prize.

Enjoying the disco were Taryn Sochacki, Kenzie Cook and Bianca Musolino.

Tayla Simons and Rachel Baker.

Serenity Munro-Lynch, Jessica Ventra, Chloe Sharpe

Tyson McLeod, Bradley Taylor, Brett Savier and Lucien Tanzi.


Jack Harris and Blake Harris with SA Polices’ Josh Silvy.

Birthday girl Tayla Simons (second from left) with friends Caitlin Stewart, Efrosini Tzevelekos, Tahlia Spear and Megan Coyle. Two Wells Echo, April, 2014

Students mark Harmony day Two Wells Primary School celebrated harmony Day on Friday March 21 with a whole-school picnic on the oval. Classes gathered with picnic rugs in tow to eat their lunch, share in conversation and enjoy the beautiful Autumn weather. They were also treated to an ice-block on behalf of the school. TWPS principal, Lynda Fitzpatrick-Brown said students had been involved in a number

of activities looking at bullying and its feelings and effects, as well as promoting harmonious behaviour and being involved in experiences embracing a variety of cultures. “The picnic was really an opportunity for all the kids to get together and have a shared lunch and be harmonious,” Mrs Fitzpatrick-Brown said. “It was something that’s a little bit different for the whole school.”

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TWPS students Amity Holland, Emilee McPherson and Brianna Kaelser in front of the multi-cultural people students created to express their Harmony Day values. 1: TWPS students Efrosini Tzevelekos, Alyssia Raschella, Caitlin Stewart and Gabby NotarianniEllis. 2: Tayla Hansen and Tayla Pascoe. 3: Cody Hart and Clay Burnett. 4: Kane Mason, Jamie Carter, Ben McFarlane and Declan Slattery. 5: Ally Grant, Kelly Baker and Jade Hunt. 6: Liam Hoyle, Kirra Robinson, Kate Wood, Alicia Lamont, Carla Harris, Tommi Van de Kamp, Bethany Taylor, Maddison Gort and Sarah Wood.

Thank you for your support! Thank you to everybody in Lewiston and Virginia who supported me at the 2014 State election to continue working for our community as the Member for Taylor. I will continue to listen and fight alongside local residents to make sure that we keep building a flourishing community in the North.

Paralowie Village Units 1-2, 9 Liberator Drive Paralowie SA 5108 Email: Phone: (08) 8280 5144 /LeesaVlahosMP @LeesaVlahosMP

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echo 14 UK Marketing guru brings main street grassroots plan

Totally Locally hits Two Wells Two Wells could be one of the first communities in South Australia to join the world-wide Totally Locally campaign, following a presentation on Tuesday March 11, from its creator, Englishman, Chris Sands. Mr Sands spoke in Two Wells to local business owners and interested people about the campaign, which he created to help promote local shops and businesses in his hometown of Calderdale in the United Kingdom. Totally Locally’s catch-phrase “Invest in your town, invest in your future” has become the saviour for many communities across Europe, reinvigorating interest, enthusiasm and pride in local townships, and the campaign is taking off around the world, with Mr Sands suggesting many towns in Australia and New Zealand were signing up to the free marketing tool. “You are the ‘they’ in ‘they should do something about that’,” Mr Sands told about 25 people gathered at the Two Wells Bowling Club. “The whole of Totally Locally is based on that concept, it’s up to you.” Mr Sands described Totally Locally as a free, multi-award winning, open source marketing kit for any town to download and use, saying it was a well-thought out marketing brand, which centered around people, service, quality, pride and investing in where you live to make it a better place. “Everything’s positive, you’ve got to be positive,” he said. “Some people don’t even think about it, it just becomes the norm, you just do what you can, but this can change attitudes. “It’s about people power, no rules, red tape,

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no politics, no ‘what’s in it for me?’, no local authority, no paid memberships, no committees, no chairman and definitely no minutes. “It’s about having fun promoting each other, loving where you live, meeting in pubs. “It’s about people like you just doing it, no permission needed. “It’s not targeted at changing businesses and making shops better, it’s about engaging with the public and telling them if they do one tiny thing with their town, it’ll be a better place to live.” A theme of Mr Sands’ presentation was the importance of local people promoting other local businesses and not having the mindset of how they themselves could benefit. Regional Development Australia Barossa chief executive officer, Anne Moroney, believed the campaign had the potential to impact in a local, district and regional perspective. “It’s quite startling the impact this can have,” Ms Moroney said. “Businesses just can’t expect people to come and shop there unless they’re being totally local too. “It’s a pride building thing.” Barossa RDA’s economic development manager, Craig Grocke, built on this idea, saying the campaign encompassed more than just shopping local. “It’s more than shopping local,” Mr Grocke said. “It’s about what you can do for your town because you live here and you love it.” So next time you are walking down the main

ABOVE: Rodney Hunt, Chris Sands, Lori Hunt and Karen McColl. LEFT: Caroline Scutcheon, RDA Barossa economic development manager Craig Grocke, Sandra ReynoldsRowe and Tricia Hardiman. BELOW: Clare residents, Jill Wood and Katherine Byrne, with Totally Locally creator, Chris Sands (centre). street of your local town, whether it be Two Wells, Virginia, Mallala or Angle Vale; take the time to look around, see who is about and get to know them, appreciate what we do have and let’s all work together to keep on building our local townships and foster thriving communities.

Kyle to bat for Aussie u16s

From page 1. “This year they made him captain of the SA state Under 15 team, which went to Canberra in February for the national competition.” Previously Kyle was also a member of the Under 12 South Australian state team. Kyle has been playing for the Northern Jets since he was 12-yearsold and with him each step of the way has been proud parents Mick and Julie. Mick was himself a cricketer at Two Wells, and now spends hours ferrying Kyle to practice sessions, weekend cricket matches or loading balls into the pitching machine at home. “It’s a me and him thing,” Mick grins. “That’s what we do together. “And whatever happens, he’s worked hard to reach his goals.” Kyle has also played football for Two Wells but it’s the cricket pitch not the footy field that has captured his heart. He was named the South Australian Cricket Associations Under 14 total aggregated highest run scorer for the 2012/13 season. Of the 1050 runs Kyle made, he hit an impressive 100 fours and 40 sixes! Kyle himself is a lad of few words, but with a grin he does finally quip, “It’s easier to hit the ball to the fence than to run.” Just keep on doing that Kyle, maybe one day we’ll be seeing you on our TV screens doing exactly that! Best of luck in Sri Lanka.

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Flu infections can be serious and very debilitating on the body, and each year 20 per cent of the Australian population may be infected, with some hospitalised. Individuals particularly at risk, include those suffering from chronic medical conditions such as lung and heart disease, diabetes, impaired immunity, pregnant women, people aged over 65, carers and health care workers. The most effective way of protecting yourself against the flu is with an annual vaccination of Fluvax, which is available at both Virginia Medi-


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Lower North Gun Club results Lower North Gun Club held its monthly shoot on Sunday March 16. Shooters came from as far as Broken Hill, Barmera, Monarto and Victor Harbor for the chance of winning a .22 rifle as the major prize. Scores for the day were: Event 1 – 100 Target Inaugural SA Iron Man 200 Championship (Included 25tgt Handicap, 25tgt Point Score, 25 tgt Handicap & 25 tgt Continental Point Score) 1st G. Tapscott 196/200 2nd R. Borzillo 195/200 3rd J. Byrnes   193/200 4th R. Umback   191/200 Sponsored by B & P Duncan, J & S Byrnes and R & A Damin. The next monthly shoot is on Sunday May 25. Any enquiries please contact the president on 0411 238 391.

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Symes keeps growing and you benefit There have been many stories written of recent regarding our local business climate and the impacts on small business. Symes Accountants however is looking to buck the trend after successfully negotiating to transfer BDO Gawler clients to its firm. “We feel privileged to have the opportunity to extend our services to new clients”, CEO Peter Caddy said. “This opportunity arose following an ongoing review of BDO’s operations and we were successful in negotiating the transfer of their Gawler clients to our firm, which took effect from April 1, 2014. We look forward to providing our new clients with the same quality and service that we extend to our existing clients,” Peter continued. Symes Accountants is a Gawler based firm that was established in 1986 when local identity, Peter Symes, commenced practice on Adelaide Road. In 2003, a merger between Symes andAssociates and Foxfords Accountants resulted in the practice that exists today at 27 Twelfth Street, Gawler South. The practice remains locally owned by three partners. What makes Symes different from other Accounting firms is their Client Guarantees – fixed pricing, no charge for general calls and emails, calls returned within 24 hours and each client is assigned a dedicated team of Accountants. Symes Accountants

welcomed the principal of BDO’s Gawler office, Stephen Arthur, together with their experienced accountants, Tracey Barnes and Shavone Schedewy, to their team this week. Their familiarity with clients’ specific circumstances will enable a seamless transition across to Symes. “What’s important for us is that our existing and new clients have the opportunity to tap into quality services, that remain completely locally based, including the opportunity to attend any number of our free educational seminars. We will continue to have only one office in Gawler and all of our clients’ work will be done here at our premises. We will continue to deliver on our client guarantees and our philosophy; to quote Oscar Wilde, “The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. Yes we take care of the tax and other compliance issues, but our real interest and passion is looking to the future with all of our clients.” Peter concluded. Symes Accountants next free educational seminar is on Monday 14Th April. An invitation is extended to all the farming families in the area to attend this seminar. The seminar will explore asset protection and succession planning for primary producers. Contact Symes today to register.

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• between the hours of 6pm and 8am dogs that enter Tangari Reserve may be off leash, but must remain under effective control by command, being close to the person and the person being able to see the dog at all times. Tangari Reserve is bounded by Walter Avenue, Kay Avenue and Gameau Road and on the western side is bounded by the rear boundaries of the residential properties along Walter Avenue. The trial period will commence on Monday 7th April 2014 and finish on Monday 8th December 2014. Signage to indicate the above requirements will be placed at each entrance to the reserve. During the trial period Council inspectors will monitor any issues that need to be addressed and report back to Council. Any questions regarding the trial should be directed to Councils General Inspector on 85270200. Gary Mavrinac General Manager Infrastructure And Planning.





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The District Council of Mallala has developed three (3) Asset Management Plans which document Council’s infrastructure information and strategies behind renewal and maintenance. The Asset Management Plans for consultation are: • Transport (e.g. roads, kerbs, footpaths, bridges) • Community Wastewater Management System • Stormwater (e.g. pipes, box culverts, pits) Originally prepared in 2008, the plans were recently updated and simplified into a more practical format. Data contained in the plans now includes current construction unit rates and revised quantities, to reflect assets created or renewed. Council is undertaking consultation on the plans and welcomes community input. Submissions in writing are to be received by 5pm Wednesday April 23, 2014, and please be forwarded to: Asset Management Plans Public Consultation District Council of Mallala PO Box 18 MALLALA SA 5501 Email: All written submissions shall become public record and may form part of a report to Council, please notify in writing if the correspondence is to remain confidential. Further enquiries may be directed to Thomas Jones, on (08) 8527 0200 between the hours of 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday. A hardcopy of the plans are available from Council’s customer service centres: • Mallala Principal Office – 2a Wasleys Road Mallala, or • Two Wells Service Centre – 69 Old Port Wakefield Rd Two Wells, Alternatively follow the link on Council’s website at www.mallala. for downloadable versions. Gary Mavrinac General Manager, Infrastructure and Planning Services


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Club prepares for One Day Event By: Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club member Alison Gray

The season was off to a shaky start for Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club; the first rally was cancelled due to extreme hot weather, then a fortnight later torrential rain threatened the showjumping competition. Luckily the grounds soaked it all in and were able to cope with the huge turnout. The showjumping competition on February 17 was the first round of the Lower North Zone showjumping circuit. Two Wells will be hosting another round within the circuit in June. The competition ring started at 55cm and finished at 115cm. There was also a “Freshman’s Ring”, which is a showjumping course starting at a low height, which progressively increases in height throughout the day, helping both horses and riders to build confidence. There was a bundle of fun to be had at the gymkhana on March 2 with many ribbons and trophies on offer. More showjumping, some hacking, the Dave Waters Memorial Handy Horse Obstacle Course, the Pixie Memorial Barrel Racing, and Mounted Games. It was a great day and the weather was perfect. On April 6 is a Closed ODE, held on club grounds, and open to Two Wells members only. It gives horses and riders a chance to experience, and learn about what happens in a One Day Event, in a comfortable and familiar environment. This of course, leads onto the pony club’s premier event of the

N ABOVE: Hannah with Bobby showing all their ribbons from the gymkhana. N RIGHT: Chiron Sable Mink ridden by Alison Gray over 75cm at the club’s show jumping day. N TOP RIGHT: TWE&PC president, Pentti Puro, leads granddaughter, Amelia Paul in the bending event. year, the Two Wells ODE, on the weekend of April 26 and 27, entries close April 11. The Two Wells One Day Event, is actually too big to be held on one day, its size also required a different location than our club grounds. The event will be held at the same place as last year, on a private property in Reeves Plains. Last year there were 120 entries, this year with the addition of another EA class, a bigger turn out is expected. Due to the large number of entries

and the abundance of space, there will be four dressage arenas, two showjumping rings, and the cross country course flows over 300 acres, and all of these have big warm-up areas. This still leaves plenty of space for the marquees, food vans, and float parking, TWE&PC president, accredited course builder and competitor Pentti Puro, worked tirelessly last year to design and manufacture jumps for the cross country, which could be removed from the site and stored

out of the weather. Construction and working bees are well underway on creating new, and modifying existing jumps for the quickly approaching 2014 event. There are a few exciting upgrades such as changes to the water jump complex. As can be expected an event of this magnitude has a very large price tag so any sponsorship, or assistance is always appreciated. Some of our sponsors, at the time this article was prepared, (in no

particular order) for the 2014 ODE are, Two Wells IGA, Retail Computer Services, Prydes Easy Feeds, Dublin Fruit and Veg, Gerry’s Meats, R&J Rural Supplies, Pfitzners, Hopkins Saddlery, Nag Taq, Dr Pete and Dr Bill’s Chiropractic. If you would like to assist with this event in anyway please contact Sam on 0401 250 047, or view the website for more details at www.




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n Two Wells Tavern duty manager, Joey Yates (centre) with Josie Brainwood and John Moore, of Parkside, in the beer garden. Mother’s Day is coming up so why eye out for more specials and extra not treat mum to a relaxing meal at the menu choices. Two Wells Tavern. If you’d like to arrange a menu packA delicious two course meal will age for a special occasion or business be available on Sunday, May 11, but function, give the tavern a call and the bookings are essential. staff will be happy to help. Regular lunch and dinner meals are Happy hour is available on Saturavailable seven days a week, with daily days from 1-5pm with $4 West End specials changing regularly. schooners on offer. Call in and enjoy traditional pub The beer garden is available all meals every day, like tender steak, fish year around and is very user friendly, and chips, chicken or beef schnitzels with toilet facilities for the disabled with a variety of toppings or gravies, close by. and other chicken, pasta and seafood If you’re looking for accommodadishes. tion, Two Wells Tavern has a range of A light and healthy salad bar is airconditioned units available, includavailable every day with your lunch, ing double room, flats and single units. and for dinner, a salad and vegetable Phone the friendly staff at the Tavern bar will complement your meal. on 8520 2210, or check out the website With winter coming up, keep an at

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Bowls Club wins 3 pennants BY: Irene Giannikos TWBC Secretary

The 2013/14 season has come to a close. There is an old saying “records are made to be broken” and we may have just made a record of our own, with three of our four Saturday mixed gender sides winning Metro North Pennants. The top side (Metro 1) ventured to Salisbury requiring three teams up and a win, it was achieved but not without a scare late in the day.

This was the same with the second side (Metro 2), which at half time had all teams down and well behind on the score. The “Pres” was well down and the pennant could have been lost had that trend continued but a late charge by his team got them over the line, all teams eventually up and the pennant secured. Our third side (Metro 5) were up most of the

day at Para Hills and brought home the bacon. The fourth side were not disgraced during the year and finished creditably middle of their division. Three pennants topped off a very successful season for Two Wells Bowls Club with a 25% increase in membership and looking to gain more new members for the coming season.

Two Wells Bowling Club open gender metro 2 team members, from left, included Phillip Devlin, Bob Lodge, Ian Brown, Graham Goold, Steven Prentice, Colin Hall, Brian Prior, Ron Troughton, Grant Devlin, Frank VandenHeuval, Mark Bain, Richard Magiera, Terry Haycock, Craig Francis, Ern Clifton, and Doug Maylin.

Two Wells Tennis Club wind up successful year BY: Marie Tapscott TWDTC Coordinator

The Two Wells District Tennis Club held its end of season presentation day for all junior players on Saturday March 15. It was a very successful day with almost all players attending with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed a BBQ lunch of sausages and kebabs and an array of delicious salads supplied by families. Beginner players who had participated in regular coaching clinics throughout the season with professional coach, Grant Daniel, received a participation certificate and a low compression ball each. Congratulations to Nikolas Tzevelekos, Anastasia Tzevelekos, Julius Centenera, Sam Centenera, Maddison O’Brien, Grace Williams, Zoe Williams and Jacob Pellizzari. Every junior player who played in a Saturday team received a participation medal. Each team was also awarded a trophy for the Best Average for games won. Winners for each division were Division 1 Diva’s- Caitlin Musolino; Division 2 CJ’s – Jake Foubister; Division 2 RacquettesAdam Seccafien; and Division 3 Hot Shots- Airlie Tapscott. This year the Diane Meaney Award for all-round player and for

Two Wells & Districts Tennis Club players and members capped off another season with a barbeque and presentation on March 15. Pictured (back row from left) are Allan Briscoe, Jack Tapscott, Caitlin Musolino, Macey Briscoe, Chelsea Foubister, Angus Tapscott, Tarsha Briscoe, Tiffany Lawson, Carmine Esposito, Diane Meaney, Marie Tapscott (third row) Joshua Needham, Cassandra Lawson, Tanika Wearne, Lauren Turner, Lefteri Tzevelekos, (second row) Angus Spurling, Kaitlyn O’Brien, Tayla Hansen, Amber Day, Jake Foubister, (front row) Jacob Pellizzari, Evie Spurling, Maddison O’Brien, Harvey Taylor, Nikolas Tzevelekos, Airlie Tapscott and Efrosini Tzevelekos. contribution to the club was won by Cassandra Lawson. The club said farewell to president Allan Briscoe and secretary/

treasurer Tiffany Lawson and thanked them for their mammoth contribution to the club in the last few years.

The AGM was also held on the presentation day with all positions being filled except the president (see separate story).

Anyone interested in joining the Two Wells District Tennis Club, please contact Marie Tapscott 0419 838 929.

Girls come runner-up

The Two Wells Women’s Black cricket team was runner-up in the Para District Cricket Association Women’s B Grade competition. Pictured from left are, Kate Akeroyd, Krystal Wilmshurst, Leanne Pool, Rachael Forbes, Celeste Ramsay, Megan Akeroyd, Cassie Wing, and Denni Drewett. Absent Ashleigh Devenport. Two Wells Echo, April, 2014

The Two Wells Women’s Black cricket team went down gallantly in the Para District Cricket Association B Grade Women’s grand final held over two days last month. The match, played on March 17 and 24 at ATCO oval in Elizabeth saw the girls, who finished fourth at the end of the minor season, bowled out for 80 by Elizabeth-based Rose and Crown. Two Wells Black team manager and captain, Leanne Pool top scored with 26 not out followed by Kate Akeroyd (10) and Denni Drewett (7). In the bowling, Ashleigh Devenport returned 1/7, Kate Akeroyd 1/12, and Rachel Forbes 1/14, with Rose and Crown making 4/82 and taking the season’s honours. Leanne said making the grand final was a great achievement for the girls, with the team just scraping into fourth position on the ladder and coming up against top-placed Dublin in the semi-final.

They won this match convincingly, making 7/145 and Dublin all out for 47. “We hadn’t played them all season because the game was cancelled due to heat and they had lost only one game prior to that,” Leanne said. “It was a great win for us.” Leanne starred in this match, scoring 50 not out and Denni Drewett 18. In the bowling, Cassie Wing returned 2/3, Leanne Pool 2/7 and Megan Akeroyd 2/9. “It was a good season by both women’s teams,” Leanne reflected. “The girls all enjoyed themselves and tried really hard. “We look forward to building on our success from this year and carrying it into next year.” The Two Wells Women’s Gold team finished fourth for the season and neither of the men’s teams played finals this year but the club is looking to better that next season.


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Ernie’s bung foot is now on the mend Much-loved local greyhound, Ernie Bung Arrow, has had a setback in his award-winning career of just six months following a foot injury. In early February Ernie’s Lewiston-based trainer, Ken Gill, noticed him limping following a trial race and further investigations revealed a bone chip in his wrist. While having this taken out, Ken said it was discovered he also had a fracture at the top of his wrist. “Ernie” as he is affectionately known, won last October’s $75,000 Triple M Adelaide Cup at Angle Park at just 23 months old and has won over $165,000 in prize money since he first raced in June 2013. He’s won an impressive 19 of 21 starts and was named the 2013 Greyhound of the Year, 2013 Sprint Greyhound of the Year, SA Bred Greyhound of the Year, and SA Run of the Year at the 2014 South Australian Greyhound of the Year awards announced in February. He also won the SA Sprint title in

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January this year. Not bad for a dog who was purchased as a five-month-old pup for just $800. Involved in the greyhound industry for more than 40 years, and a resident of the area for the past quarter of a century, Ken and partner, Helen Deacon’s, luck has certainly changed for the better with their rising star, Ernie Bung Arrow. And the pair are now focused on getting Ernie back to good health and fitness, and hopefully back onto the track. “We don’t know how it happened,” Ken said. “But you have to be so careful bringing them back as they can hurt other muscles.” Ernie has been doing stints on the walking machine and will hopefully have his first gallop since his injury in April. Ken is also looking at stud options

Lewiston greyhound trainer Ken Gill with star greyhound Ernie Bung Arrow, who has been sidelined with a foot injury. Ernie was named the South Australian Greyhound of the Year at a special awards ceremony in February.

Two Wells Tennis Club hunting for a new president Two Wells and Districts Tennis Club is looking for a new president. Without one the club may have to fold and years of commitment, dedication and hard work by its members will fall by the way. Long-time member and president for the past few years, Allan Briscoe, stepped down at the club’s AGM last month, but the position, along with the vice-presidents’ position, were the only ones not filled. The committee is enthusiastic and eager and just looking for someone to lead them. Following an emergency meeting on March 20 where again no president could be found, life member Di Meaney (pictured) put her hand up to step in as caretaker until a new president can be found. Young Angus Tapscott, at just 17 years of


age, has taken up the position of vice-president. Di is devastated about the possibility of the club folding, especially since she has been involved since she first started as a junior in 1952 and has taken on a number of roles throughout the decades including secretary, coach and team manager. “At its peak in the 1980s I had 100 children coming out to tennis practice,” Di said. “I would just feel devastated if the club had to close because of the work and the history that’s behind this club.

“It’s a shame to see all the hard work that’s gone before to fall by the way. “We’ve probably got the best facilities we’ve ever had but we’ve got declining numbers. It’s sad that it’s getting that way and as a community we need to work together.” Di said the president’s role was not difficult and she would be willing to guide and mentor any person who was keen to give it a go. Just three years ago the club was in debt to the tune of around $10,000 and enthusiasm and participation was at an all time low.

But with a dedicated committee, a new constitution and some clever fundraising ideas, the club managed to turn their fortunes around, paying off the debt in less than 12 months and creating a new vibe at the courts. Di is keen for this atmosphere to continue and says the club is considering moving to join the Gawler and District Tennis Association for the 2014/15 season. “I just feel our club needs a new direction and some momentum to go forward into the future,” Di explained. “We need something new, something different and maybe more people might join.” If you are at all interested in taking up the president’s role at the Two Wells and Districts Tennis Club, contact Di Meaney on 0427 616 301 or email

Two Wells Echo, April, 2014

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