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Two Wells Melodrama Group has raised around $25,000 for local community groups after another successful season wrapped up last month. The group performed an original script by upand-coming performer and writer, Jessica Renaglia titled “Mayhem at Magical Manor”, with director Eleisha Arbon and stage stalwart, Anne Arbon, also contributing. Following a slightly gothic feel, the story centered around two young journalists vying for a promotion at their local newspaper who both set out to write the “scoop” of the year and resolve a mysterious curse in the process. Featuring a forgetful librarian, a fierce newspaper editor, a mild police officer and an unusual family who disappeared years ago, there were laughs a plenty and some great performances. As usual, audience participation was well received by the cast and many clever retorts were seemingly worked into each performance. MELODRAMA fun – Anne Arbon in character as the mother of the house, with her hostages, played by Michael n more melodrama mayhem, page 3 Hardiman, Ben Harvey and Jessica Renaglia.

council probes move Budget’s $100,000 to research new Two Wells civic centre District Council of Mallala (DCM) will start preliminary investigations and costings into building a civic centre in Two Wells, with $100,000 earmarked in its annual budget review. If the civic centre progresses it is likely to incorporate a move from Mallala of DCM’s main office to Two Wells some time in the future. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said at council’s Monday, May 26, meeting councillors discussed at length the implications this would have on the district, adding the funds were considered as part of its 2013/14 annual budget review, not the upcoming budget.

Bec O’Brien reports: “The inclusion of $100,000 is toward further work that is required to explore design options and costings of a civic centre in Two Wells,” Mr Mansueto said. “Council is not intending to make any final decision on the civic centre during this current term and would require to consult

with the community prior to progressing any further works on the civic centre.” Previous attempts in years gomne by to move the council base from Mallala to Two Wells have met public concern over impact on the Mallala township. The investigative work, Mr Mansueto said, would be conducted by a council subcommittee, which would report to council’s Facilities and Infrastructure Advisory Committee. At the May 26 meeting councillors voted in favour of the Civic Precinct/Office Accommodation project, following which a division was called. Those standing in favour were councillors Strudwicke, Wasley, Daniele, Summerton

and McColl. Those against included councillors Jones, Picard, Howard and Kennington. Councillors Heley and Keen were not present at the meeting. Also included in the budget review for the 2013/14 year was an increase in consultancy expenditure of $156,000 carried over from 2012/13 for council’s Open Space Strategy, with the expenditure requested being $56,000. This is the third review of councils budget for the year ending 30 June 2014 and is reflective of figures as of 30 April 2014.


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Two GawlerWells primary school celebrated Gawler Reconciliation Week River Port Gawler with a range of activities, including ballet and football MacDonald workshops, artwork and Buckland Port Gawler Park Penfield Virginia Park Para Conservation Andrews Munno making damper. Gardens Park Farm The ‘Out There’ Penfield Australian Ballet in Schools Waterloo RAAF Base Company attended the Corner Edinburgh Elizabeth school on Thursday, May Two Wells and Lewiston, Middle Beach, 29, and held interactive and Lower Light, Port Gawler, Buckland Park, hands-on workshops with and Virginia. students across the school. Representatives from the SANFL also attended Phone 8862 1977 on the same FACSIMILE 8862 1997 day and soon NEWS had the students SALES handballing, internet kicking and deadlines Advertising and Editorial closes marking footballs 5 pm the last Wednesday of the month. across the oval. reporter Bec O’Brien New TWPS counsellor, Zoe MOBILE 0419 292 715 Evans, said the advertising David Newsome theme of this year’s reconciliation week manager Andrew Manuel was “Recognition, Respect and Change” and editor Terry Williams the students had also been involved in story telling, POSTAL PO Box 63, Balaklava SA 5461 literacy activities, cooking damper and creating Two Wells

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Australian Ballet Company dance presenters Brooke Tytherleigh and David Bremner with TWPS Year 6/7 students Jessica, Brendan and Johnny. LEFT: Efrosini, Alyssia and Daniel with some of the artwork displayed in the schools Reconciliation Garden. artwork. “I think it’s really important to have all students involved in all the activities,” Ms Evans said. “Reconciliation Week is

about recognising culture and bringing the school community together.” Ms Evans especially wished to thank the school’s

groundsman, John Spoodler, who came in while on holidays to coordinate the damper cooking sessions in the school’s fire pit.

Your say on council spending plan District Council of Mallala considered its draft 2014/2015 budget last month, and now ratepayers will have a chance to view the document, with community consultation currently being sought. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the budget operating result was better than outlined in its Long-term Financial Plan, and invited all residents to take the opportunity to comment on the draft budget before it was endorsed later this month. The following are major bids for the 2014/2015 year:

$600,000 for a roundabout at the intersection of Mallala Road and Old Port Wakefield Road; $32,000 for local government elections to be held November; $90,000 for a senior planning officer; $21,000 for a customer request software system; $35,000 contribution for a regional human resources role; $20,000 for a horse industry study; $2000 for Mallala Museum electrical upgrade As well as the above major bids, council has also proposed the following road allocations: Marshman Road, Mallala (Reallocation from 2013/2014) $130,000;

Elizabeth Street, Mallala (Reallocation from 2013/2014) $ 41,000; Hill Road, Mallala $220,000; Gameau Road Spoon Drain $18,200 . Community consultation of the draft 2014/2015 budget is currently open and will conclude on Wednesday June 18, with council providing provision for public comment and responses on its website www. as well as by mail. This year the public will also have the chance to comment in person, with time allocated as part of the Tuesday, June 10 council meeting.


The best Garden Care for local homes With thoughts of gardening in our minds now it has rained, visit Barry Filosi Garden Care at Angle Vale, a local family business which caters for all of your gardening needs, with everything available at very reasonable prices. Barry, his wife Cindy and their friendly and experienced staff, can help you select suitable hardy native plants for your garden. They have a small nursery of locally grown plants which are suited to our weather conditions. Birdbaths, some pots and planters are also available, along with potting mix, moss rocks, river pebbles, and a large choice of garden mulch. For your big jobs, Barry stocks landscape products including paving sand, dolomite sand and rubble, playpit sand, bricky sand, quarry rubble, shellgrit, sand, metal and garden loam. Barry also has redgum firewood for sale, cut and split ready to use, available in any sized order – from bag load to truck load. All products can either be picked up or delivered to your door, seven days a week, and Barry has a weighbridge, so you know

GARY and Cindy have everything your garden needs. you’re getting exactly what you’re paying for. Barry also stocks pet products, including dog and cat food, chook pellets, and other animal feed. If you’re looking for a gift or decoration, check out the garden craft and country giftware in Barry’s shop, including

tables and chairs, wrought iron benches, garden arches, metal birds, funky chooks, colorful frogs, wall art and more. n The centre is open seven days a week, so phone/fax Barry on 8284 9449 or 0408 897 734.

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Developers tell council of 1260 houses in first stage propOsal:

Massive housing plan south of Dublin Eric Seed

Dublin could be the next town to boom within the District Council of Mallala, with prospective developers suggesting up to 1260 dwellings could be built in its first stage. Land developers Leinad, of which local Dublin hotelier, Eric Seed, is a director, gave a presentation to council members on Monday May 26 outlining the company’s long-term plan for the township. Leinad director, Daniel Palumbo and Ekistics Planning and Design managing director, Richard Dwyer, spoke for almost an hour, informing councillors the 1450-hectare site south of Dublin, which the company has already purchased, was the perfect place for a new housing development in the region. The development would be established in phases, Mr Dwyer said, the first of which

Bec O’Brien reports: would reinforce the primary focus of the main street and incorporate the establishment of a neighbourhood centre as well as 1260 homes. Stage 2 would see a sales showroom and new offices built; Stage 3 incorporates upgraded sport and recreational facilities; Stage 4 includes plans for a childcare or early learning centre and stage 5 sees the construction of specialty shops and the expanded township to include up to 4200 new dwellings. Mr Dwyer said the developers were also considering the possibility of aged care and health care facilities in the future, and outlined the potential for the develop-

ment to create hundreds of employment opportunities. He also stated the company wished to work cooperatively with both council and local Dublin resident, and hoped to hold workshops and community meetings before the development began and as it progressed. Leinad has drafted a Statement of Intent (SOI) and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which it presented to council, where it also asked councillors to consider lobbying the state government to include Dublin in its 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide, which is currently up for review. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said council staff would “now work with Leinad Developments to progress the SOI and any associated agreements to bring back to council for further consideration”.

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Premier visits Virginia On a recent rainy Friday, Premier Jay Weatherill and I visited local businesses, Zerella Fresh and The Mitolo Group, in Virginia. Both Mitolo and Zerella Fresh are major growers of potatoes, onions and other forms of produce. Senior management from both companies were pleased to discuss potential growth opportunities within our local horticulture industry. Our producers grow high quality fruit and vegetables that are sold locally and around the world.

Premier Weatherill and I talking to Todd Ballinger from Zerella Fresh

For example, Zerella Fresh sends their produce as far away as Townville twelve months a year.

Robert Arbon, who filled in for an ill Eugene Chaplin on May 30 and 31, played Grandpa Ghost and didn’t say a word until the very last scene of the show, where his wife, played by Anne Arbon, (and also his wife off stage!), serenaded him

I also recently visited another local family business called SA Mushrooms run by Nick Femia and his family. Operating since 1998, you can find their produce in local greengrocers, IGA and Foodland stores.

Report & pictures Bec O’Brien • From Page 1 About 600 people attended this year’s six-show performance. Two Wells Melodrama group (TWMG) president, Lance Morgan, said it was exciting for the group to see their months of hard work pay off. “For those in the audience the show was a blast and the accompanying three-course menu was a treat, as usual,” Lance said. “It was a brilliant show, and a brilliant first-up written show by Jessica, with added support from Eleisha and Anne Arbon. “It was full of young humour as well as old humour, yet the young performers really owned the show. It was a great show for the younger generation.” Lance said this year saw the group welcome back John McInerney to the stage, with Mollie Wilson joining the orchestra to become the third generation of the Wilson family to be involved with TWMG. “The future for the show looks really positive with the young script writers coming through,” he added. “The cast we had this year have really bonded together well and delivered an ‘over Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

Ben Harvey’s character, Andy (centre), receives some attention from gothic twins Luna and Estelle, played by Daniele Schmelzkopf and Sarah Groom. Holly Henbury, of Lewiston (right), invited friends Damon Field and Jakeb Skeen from Gawler, to support cast member and friend, Jessica Renaglia. the floodlights’ energetic and enthusiastic show to the audience. “These guys really lived the parts, adding little dance steps along the way, or extra words to throw in a joke or two. “It was also great to have Kerry Heym come back to enforce the humour of the show and to support the younger ones. “It has been really positive and everyone is enthusiastic for next year.”

All funds raised from the event are ploughed back into the community and over the years the group has donated more than $500,000 to local groups. With this year’s performance done and dusted the cast, crew and many volunteers can all take a much-earned breather, and with two scripts already being laid on the table for next year’s show, the future does indeed look bright.

Leesa with Nick and Sam Femia from SA Mushrooms

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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.

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.

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

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.

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 June 1 10am July 6 10am August 3 St Paul’s Two Wells 10am June 8, 15, 22, 19 10am July 13, 20, 27 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

Community Bus, return trip to Elizabeth City Shopping Centre, Only $5 return (kids free), Next bus: June 20, 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

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 Two Wells Craft Shop located

in the old Court House is a treasure trove of handcrafted items, gift ware, local produce of olive oil, honey, jams and relish, bric-a-brac bargains, and hardy, healthy plants ideal for this area. OPEN Tues. to Fri 9.30am - 4pm. Sat 9.30am 1pm CLOSED Sun and Mon. Find us on facebook. twowellscraftshop

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.

Two Wells Cricket Club

kennel & obedience club

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 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.


Two Wells RSL sub-branch,

Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells, phone 8520 2826. Open Wednesdays 9am to noon and Fridays 11am til late. All welcome. Contact president Tony Flaherty on 0412 773 111 or secretary John Allen on 0411 894 245 for further information.

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

Time Out Group Time Out Group at Two Wells. Meet Wednesday fortnightly, from 10am to 12 noon. In the Hart Memorial Hall, Two Wells. June 4 & 18. July 16 & 30. Contact Di Meaney 8520 2308.

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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Flood ‘control’ crucial to protect Middle Beach Community, council again confront predicted sea level rise District Council of Mallala has conducted a third round of public consultation for residents of Middle Beach in response to its current Coastal Adaptations Study. The workshop, held at the Middle Beach Caravan Park on May 21, was attended by 16 residents, DCM mayor Duncan Kennington, DCM Two Wells ward councillor Mark Wasley and council staff, and was facilitated by DCM strategic projects coordinator, Carol Muzyk. Ms Muzyk said council again received vital feedback from concerned community members on strategies proposed to respond to current and predicted flood events for the settlement. Ms Muzyk said the University of South Australia (UniSA) was engaged by council early last year to develop strategies to address predicted sea level rise, frequent flooding and coastal erosion at Middle Beach. “After hearing from Mark Western from UniSA, the 16 residents who attended the workshop worked with staff and elected members to provide feedback on the pro-

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posed strategies and how the council and the community can best respond to flood events in the immediate future and when flood levels are predicted to be a further 0.3 metres higher, ” she said. “A key point about Middle Beach is there is little that can be done to protect the settlement from flooding. “The proposed strategies are focused on implementing flood control strategies as opposed to flood protection strategies, which are viable in the other three coastal settlements of Parham, Webb Beach and Thompson Beach.” Two Wells resident and long-time Middle Beach user, Malcolm Frost, attended the meeting and was pleased to hear council propose physical protections for the settlement. “To have some actual arguments for the physical protections proposed for some of Middle Beach was very positive,” Mr Frost said.

“What people really think about is looking after the current situation, not what might happen into the future (and) to protect some areas of Middle Beach in the current situation requires some work to be done, a levy around the back, with other measures considered also. “What is required is for physical work to happen and it seems it is very difficult for that to get organised as our council doesn’t seem to have very much in the way of resources.” At the completion of the workshop Ms Muzyk highlighted council is keen to receive more information from the community with regard to past flood events and to also receive further feedback on proposed flood control strategies. “The next step is to discuss the proposed strategies with various State government groups to ensure they meet their requirements prior to finalisation of the report and presentation to council seeking endorsement,” she said.

Wakefield Health Under Threat The Abbott government is intent on taxing all Australian families to go to the doctor. The GP Tax of $7 per visit is a broken promise and an unfair impost.

Bus tour explores past and present Local residents, as well as many visitors, had a unique opportunity to learn more about Mallala and its surrounds last month with the District Council of Mallala Library Service once again staging an interactive bus tour. The “Exploring Mallala’s Past” bus tour was conducted as part of South Australia’s History Week, which was celebrated throughout the month of May, and attracted around 30 people. The tour on Wednesday, May 28, took in tourist attractions and local historical points of interest of the Mallala area, including the Mallala Museum, Mallala Cemetery, Mallala Motorsport Park and Butler’s Gawler East resident, Rosemary Hill, Betty Aunger, of Lewiston and Paulene Evans, Homestead. of Reeves Plains inspect displays at Mallala Museum.

Many bulk billing doctors, Pathology and Radiology clinics don’t charge above the bulk billing rate – so they don’t take cash or electronic payments, but they’ll have to soon. At a time when chronic disease is increasing and with an ageing population, governments should be investing in primary care, not creating barriers for patients to see GP’s. A number of GP practices across Wakefield have already reported patients cancelling their appointments because they cannot afford to pay Tony Abbott’s new GP Tax. GPs are best placed to keep Australians well and out of hospital, and this new tax will only hurt the health service. This is bad, lazy policy, based on lies. Tony Abbott lied before the election when he said there would be no new taxes, and Joe Hockey is lying after the election to try to justify this broken promise. Labor believes all Australians should get the healthcare they need, not just the healthcare they can afford. Only Labor can be trusted to protect Medicare.

Two Wells resident, Glenys Middleton enjoys a morning tea cuppa with Yvonne Witford, of Salisbury. Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

Joseph Musoke of Korunye with Anne and Patrick Porter of Lewiston.


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Waste not, want not! Council plans to meet new refuse, recycling demands District Council of Mallala has endorsed its draft waste management strategy following public consultation, and hopes to find new and better ways to manage waste. DCM developed the strategy with the aim of meeting 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: 1 – To provide high quality and environmentally responsible kerbside waste and recycling collection service to the community. 2 – To ensure that the community is informed and actively participates in initiatives to provide environmentally responsible, economic and cost effective waste manage-

ment services. 3 – To ensure council operates and manages cost effective and best practice waste management facilities. 4 – To ensure council provides waste management services and facilities that meet the needs and expectations of the current and future community. 5 – To ensure 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 was endorsed at council’s full meeting on May 12.

Craft shop birthday

Two Wells Craft Shop will celebrate its 35th birthday this month and you are all invited to join in the fun. The shop will serve free Devonshire teas all day on Thursday, June 12, from 9.30am until 4pm. There will be lots of sale specials and discount vouchers for all visitors on the day, so why not drop in and grab yourself a bargain?

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Long-time Two Wells resident Denis Pellizzari (third from left) chats with Officer in Charge of the Barossa Local Service Area (BLSA) Chief Inspector Alex Zimmermann (left) and local police officers Grant Devlin and Lance Grant after the police community forum last month.

Law and order! Two Wells and surrounding residents had a unique chance to chat with local police personnel and study data-driven figures at a special community police forum last month. Led by Officer in Charge of the Barossa Local Service Area (BLSA), Chief Inspector Alex Zimmermann, the forum was heavy on statistics and data for specific areas about property crime, road safety and crime to people but also incorporated questions from the floor on a variety of topics, including truck road worthiness and safety, hoon drivers, stock on the road, driving under the influence of drugs and mobile phone use in vehicles. The BLSA, which includes Two Wells, Gawler and Nuriootpa regions, is one of seven regional local service areas in the state. Inspector Zimmerman said it was

Community forum hears from our local police

important for local police to be closely engaged and connected with the community and the forum, which was held in the Two Wells Catholic Church hall on Wednesday, May 21, and attracted around 30 people, The Two Wells event was the third such forum in the BLSA, and had the

highest attendance, with others being held in Nuriootpa and Gawler. Two Wells resident, Bev Smith-Trim attended with her husband John but was disappointed by the turnout. Bev said listening to police information relevant to our local area was “time very well spent” and urged others to take part in any future police forums. “The police visual display was so informative, and the time allocated for questions from the floor was adequate,” she said. “I would like to thank SAPOL for this very well presented information evening and I urge local people to make the effort to attend if there is another presentation in the future. “Community members working with police can make our community a better place for us all.”

n Letter to the Editor n

Skaters, thieves impact memorial

I write on a disappointing note about my concerns with skate boarders at the Two Wells War Memorial. Skate boarders have been using the plinth at the rear of the memorial for jumps and have damaged the fine edging. This is very disappointing, as a large sum of money has been raised for this project both by some local businesses and the RSL. The plinth is to have a Rising Sun mounted on it, which is to be lit up as a mark of deep respect to those who have given their lives for this nation. If this continues other options will be canvassed by the RSL to see just what can be done to stop this disrespectful behaviour by a small group of individuals. Local police have been informed. I

trust the persons responsible for this will understand and not use the memorial for a skate park, as any damage to the memorial will need to be recouped from these persons if caught. • On another disappointing note, some time during the night of Thursday, May 22, some person/persons tried to remove the plaque from the War Memorial which lists the names of local men who went away to war. Hopefully some community-minded person either heard or saw someone at the memorial acting in a manner that was out of character. They appeared to try to remove the plaque, probably to sell for scrap, with a chisel and hammer and one would assume

this action would be noticed by someone. Hopefully. The matter was reported to police. If any person knows anything regarding events listed here, please contact Two Wells Police Station. If any member of this great community has any concerns regarding this letter please do not hesitate to contact me. Two Wells RSL secretary, John G. Allen

The $600,000 question

Regarding the front page story in the May Echo – “Roundabout $600,000”. I’d like to ask our council why it costs $600,000 to put a circular bump in the middle of a road and then bitumenise around it? How can that amount be justified? Lynette Bassani, Lower Light

Think ‘outside the square’ for SALA

Calling all Artists! The South Australian Living Artists (SALA) festival is on again. Running from August 1-24 the event is an opportunity for local artists of all mediums to showcase their work. District Council of Mallala is once again supporting the festival and is

encouraging all current and prospective artists to participate in its ‘Outside the Square’ art exhibition to be held at various venues throughout the district. Incorporating artwork from all genres and mediums in categories including traditional, modern and contemporary, some artworks will be for sale

while others will be on display only. All submissions are due by July 16, with accepted artworks to be delivered by July 30. For more information or entry forms telephone 8527 0200 or email Janine Harding at jharding@salisbury. or visit the DCM website at Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

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Honouring our ANZAC heroes Centenary grant allows Virginia to salute three past students

Virginia Primary School (VPS) will honour three former students who all died in World War I with a special memorial to be constructed as part of Anzac centenary celebrations next year. The school won a grant of $5000 as part of the Federal government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. VPS history and cultural studies co-ordinator, Caterina Ditroia, said the war efforts of former students John James Sheedy, and brothers Albert and Howard Hatcher, who all fought and died during WWI would be commemorated in a unique mosaic wall. The wall will feature in the schools Peace Garden, situated at the front of the school, which is planted with rosemary bushes and is already highlighted by a special mosaic peace symbol. Under the guidance of Gawlerbased artist, Kate Alforth, students across the school will participate in hands-on sessions during Term 4 to construct the mosaic wall.

n Relatives of former Virginia Primary School student, John James Sheedy, who died during the Gallipoli battle in WW1, (back) Colleen Sheedy-Palethorpe, Kevin Sheedy, Claire Costigan (nee Sheedy), (front) Alice Sheedy, Francis Sheedy, Patrick Sheedy and Flynn Sheedy-Palethorpe in the school’s Peace Garden where a memorial honouring their distant relative, and other former students who died during WW1, will be erected. This, Caterina said, would link in with the school’s strong visual art and history program. “We want to erect a mosaic wall depicting the significance of those former students who attended the

school and died during WW1,” she explained. “I’m really excited by the project. “It acknowledges our past and it brings to the front the importance of soliders from the local area.

“It also helps students to develop empathy and closes that gap of reality in the sense that these were real people.” Caterina said students at the school were involved in Remem-

brance and Anzac Day services each year and were very much a part of the whole concept of acknowledging past and current war efforts. Relatives of John James Sheedy are also excited by the project, with Colleen Sheedy-Palethorpe –whose five-year-old son, Flynn, currently attends the school – supporting the grant application with a letter. Colleen’s great-great-grandfather was John James Sheedy’s uncle. In her letter, Colleen comments, “There are no surviving descendants of James Sheedy’s original family line; as the great-grand-daughter of his uncle I feel it my duty – and privilege – to support Virginia Primary School in their quest to have his memory and that of other local fallen ANZAC soldiers acknowledged and respected in this way. In a letter that he wrote to my Grandfather from the Morphetville army barracks in September, 1914, James spoke of his great desire to one day be able to return to the Institute in Virginia and relay his adventures to the townsfolk. Alas, a little more than six months later, that dream died with him on distant battlefields. James Sheedy was a pupil of the original Virginia school; I can think of no more fitting way to honour the story he never got to tell than by having this tribute made by current students back on his home soil in the township he loved so much”. The school hopes to have the memorial completed in time for the 100th anniversary celebrations of Anzac Day in 2015.


Memorial upgrade part of big project Two Wells RSL recently received $7500 in Federal funding to upgrade its WW1 monument and haven’t wasted any time in starting the project. The funds were received through Federal Member for Wakefield, Nick Champion, as part of the government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program. Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty said work on improving and restabilising the WW1 monument had already begun, with volunteers helping last month to remove pavers, break down cement and carefully lift the monument off its base. “This is really good for us because the base of the WW1 memorial that we’ve got is fractured,” Mr Flaherty said.

“It has to come down and be repaired anyway and this just helps facilitate that.” Mr Flaherty, said the refurbishment of the monument was part of a much larger project for the whole area, which will see the construction of a unique memorial honouring Australian soliders killed in Afghanistan. For the most part, funding for the overall project, expected to exceed $80,000, has been raised locally. “It’s been a community RSL effort,” Mr Flaherty said. “The people and the families who come along every Friday for a meal or make a donation, they are the ones who have made this possible. “If we didn’t have such a supportive community it wouldn’t happen.”

n Helping to clear pavers around the monument were, Max Rentoulis, Laurie Greich, John Allen, Paul Archagelivis, Rob Heaslip and Tony Flaherty.

Dublin another to benefit

Dublin History Group was another local organisation to receive Centenary Local Grants funding. The group will gain $5000 for creation of displays with banners for events with a tree planting ceremony in memory of the 17 residents that did not return from WWI to the Dublin district and surrounds. Others in the Wakefield electorate to benefit included Auburn Clare and Districts RSL sub branch, which received $10,000 for lighting the Clare memorial. Rhynie Improvement Scheme Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

gained $1250 for the reproduction of a WWI Honour Board taken from photo’s replicating the original. The ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program assists and encourages communities across Australia to undertake their own projects to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War. The grants are a key element of the Australian government’s ANZAC Centenary program. Local MP for Wakefield, Nick Champion, congratulated the grant recipients and thanked all applicants, noting the quality of

the applications was outstanding. “The Anzac Centenary is a solemn event in the life of our nation. It’s the time our community will take to remember and respect the sacrifices made by all who have defended Australia and its values,” Mr Champion said. “These grants do this in a practical way to give the local Wakefield community the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice of all those who have worn our nation’s uniform” More information on grants can be found at www.anzaccentenary.

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echo 8 MESSAGE TO RESIDENTS: From DCM Mayor and Lewiston ward Councillor

LOCAL GROUPS benefit from bank’s grants

Duncan Kennington Sophie Thomson, the gardening guru, was the district’s guest speaker at Two Wells Bowls Club recently. She was educational and it was a measure of how interesting she is that people attended from outside of the district from as far away as Pt. Pirie. Members of the audience were given prizes for answering questions on the talk. I didn’t win any but I did return home with an increased knowledge and enthusiasm for the garden. Anne Sawtell and Amanda Kirvan organised the event. It’s always a pleasure to show appreciation for the community-minded volunteers of the district. o We did that with two film showings on Wednesday May 14 at the Gawler Cinemas. Janine Harding and Lynette Seccafien did an immaculate job of organising the event, which resulted in an enjoyable experience for all. I was so involved I forgot to collect my choc top at the beginning of the film. o On Saturday, May 17, I attended the opening night of the Two Wells Melodrama performance. About 45 people attended and had a fun interactive evening, including a 3-course meal. Apart from the dozen actors numerous team members co-operated to make the night a success: waiters, cooks, musicians, lighting, an MC, and bar staff, which included me. It’s impressive that Jess Renaglia, one of the actors, wrote the play. Not being one of the world’s great film critics, I’d describe it as a sort of Marx Brothers meets the Adams Family. o I was out in my shed yesterday and heard a familiar hissing noise (possums). After some investigation, through the chaos I found the culprits; a mother and child curled up nice and cosy like in an old bookshelf. I would have thought prodding by a person would send them scrambling on their way, but no such luck. They were determined to continue their snooze and not return to the elements. Being very brave I put on the motorbike jacket and gloves I hadn’t worn in several decades. It then took about an hour to convince them to leave – and me to block up the entrance.


n mark graduates

Mark Smith, son of local residents Bev and John Smith-Trim recently graduated as a Doctor of Music (Composition and arranging) from the University of Adelaide. Mark is the current South Australian Champion of Champions for Brass Solos, and in April came third in the National Solo Contest for Flugel horn players. Teaching at a primary school in a beachside suburb of Adelaide for almost 20 years, Mark has more than half of the students participating in music. The school has junior and senior concert bands, a rock band, a choir and a Glee Club. The Senior Concert Band will be competing in the upcoming Balaklava Eisteddfod from August 1-3.

DUBLIN History Group’s Pat Thompson and Ian Telfer (holding cheque) receive the $15,000 donation from Bendigo Bank representatives (from left) Virginia and Elizabeth senior branch manager, Alf Sobczak, Kate Hudson, Dennis Cook (chairman, Adelaide Plains Financial Services), Rachel Doecke and Frank Tassone.

Statement of support

As part of the Bendigo Bank’s Community Grants program, local clubs and community groups have recently received vital funds to assist with various projects. Dublin History Group received

$15,000 to upgrade the Schlodder Shelter along Port Wakefield road. Two Wells Bowling club received $20,000 to upgrade its kitchen facilities and Two Wells Melodrama Group $1430 to assist its 2014 melodrama production.

Earlier this year, Bendigo Bank, which has a branch based locally in Virginia, paid for first aid training for some members of Adelaide Plains Equestrian Centre, and also donated a defibrillator to Long Plains Red Cross.

RIGHT: Two Wells Melodrama group received $1420. From left, Alf Sobczak, Michelle Merkel, Lisa Burton, Kay Boon, Brian Wilson, Dennis Cook, and Lance Morgan. BELOW: Two Wells Bowling Club received $20,000. From left, Alf Sobczak, Frank Tassone, Derani Collins, bowling club representatives Margaret Gameau, Grant Devlin, Adele Ray and Neville Ray and Rachel Doecke.

Virginia school project Virginia Primary School is inviting all current and former students, parents, families, staff and community members to cement their name in history by purchasing an engraved paver, which will be laid to form a path from the car park to the office at the school. The initiative is a fundraiser for the school and pavers are $25 each and can print up to 34 characters. For more details, contactthe school on 8380 9292.


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Two Wells Regional Action Team urges local residents...


JESSICA RENAGLIA reports on the community group that is working for you

eing part of a community is more than just living in the area – it’s about getting involved so you can make a difference. That’s certainly what Eddie Stubing, President of the Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) believes. Having been in the role for three years now, he is very proud of all the work the group has done to ensure the town is properly supported. “There truly is a community strength and you know it feels like home because we all look out for each other,” “Together we can make a difference,” Eddie said. Definitely a group of hardworking individuals, the TWRAT is dedicated to supporting economic opportunities and the general development of the town. Eddie said that most of the members are also part of other community groups and organisations within the town. Recent projects include restoring the Craft Shop (formerly the Old Courthouse), working with young kids in the town to promote the Skate Park and being a part of the remediation work at the Salt Creek at Middle Beach. “The strength of the team is truly in its members,” Mr Stubing said. TWRAT has also been working with the Hickenbotham Group with its plans of the proposed residential estate. A former refugee and a much-acclaimed gospel choir will spread the word of refugees in Australia at the Two Wells Uniting Church hall in support of Refugee Week this month. The event, from 7pm on June 20, will feature the Burundi Choir, as well as guest speaker and former refugee, Muhama Yotham. The choir, who are part of the Amazing Grace Gospel Church, Salisbury, will perform a number of engaging songs, while Muhama will give an insight into his journey, like that of many other refugees, from Africa to Australia seven years ago. Muhama completed a Bachelor of Administrative

Members of the Two Wells Regional Action Team (TWRAT) include (back) Bec O’Brien, Brad Atkinson, John Drexel, Tony Lange, Eddie Stubing, Malcolm Frost, Rodney Mildred, Sandra Reynolds-Rowe, (front) Bev Smith-Trim, Jan Heley, Gayle HIllman, Caroline Scutcheon and Evelyn Dyer. Absent Rodney Wilmshurst and Alex Bigg.

Get involved! Mr Stubing said Two Wells has an opportune position to generate growth, being the closest country town to Adelaide.

TWRAT will also take part in “Totally Locally”, a worldwide campaign to help to reinvigorate interest and enthusiasm in local

Together we can make a difference

says TWRAT president, Eddie Stubing

“If we can help make it as vibrant as possible, we can attract people to the Hickenbotham development,” he said.

townships, by focusing on keeping business local. Not always known as the Two Wells Regional Action Team, this

group has evolved over 26 years from its humble beginnings as the Two Wells Community Advancement Association. However, after reaching stagnancy – the group felt they needed to reform and did so as the Two Wells Tourism and Trade Association 18 years later. To help with the grant application process, they also started up the Strategic Planning Committee of Two Wells and Environs.

Tony Lange, past president and current member of the TWRAT said both the groups worked hand in hand for many years, but needed a more efficient process. “There were a lot of people on the same committees who were felt a sort of retiredness about it all,” Tony said. This lead to the creation of TWRAT in October 2007, as we know today – bigger, better and always striving to make a difference.

two wells church hosts refugee week function

Sounds of support Management at the University of South Australia while working as a settlement worker with the African Communities Council of SA and from 2009 to 2011, worked as an employment consultant for two companies. He is now working as a Community Development Worker with Uniting Communities in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. In 2009, Muhama was elected President of the Association of the Burundian Community in South Australia (ABCSA) and negotiated $200,000 in

SGP funding over two years from the Rudd goverment’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship for a project which linked his community with the Vietnamese community through a mentoring program. In 2010, Muhama was elected to the board of the then Secretary of African Communities Council of SA, a peak African body in South Australia and from 2011 to 2014, was also a board member of the Refugee Council of Australia, a national umbrella body for refugees and support groups.

n MUHAMA Yotham and the Burundi choir.

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More families growing with FLAG group

Colleen Sheedy-Palethorpe reports:

Karlie Spargo and Lily Belchambers play in the craft kitchen area.

Isabel Copley, Brodie McColl and Bayleigh McColl with the craft cars they made.

GROWTH continues at FLAG (Families Learning and Growing), with six new families joining the group. Coupled with attendance from existing members, weekly participation has averaged 10 families. Towards the end of Term 1 there was a focus on Easter; prior to that children (and parents/carers) enjoyed participating in craft activities linked to classics like ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘The Three Little Pigs’and ‘Puss in Boots’,

as well as hearing each story. From ‘Jack in the Beanstalk’ came the idea of creating a ‘beanstalk’ to represent the FLAG members and their links to each other, with each child having their own’ leaf’. Children continue to enjoy looking at this visual symbol of their ‘FLAG family’ and take delight in identifying their individual leaf. During this current term the children are working with ‘recycled craft’ –constructing everyday items from vari-

Peggy Hobby (left) and Haidee Holland with their children, Ellenore Chilton and Ameleah Whitworth, enjoying FLAG activities. ous sized boxes they’ve painted in earlier FLAG sessions. Now into its second decade, FLAG is keen to continue providing a much welcomed service to families. Earlier in the

year a survey was given to families, asking for their input around future planning ideas. Responses have been encouraging with requests for guest speakers and other information on

specific topics, as well as continued fun for children. New members welcome. Call Tanya on 0438 202 840, Narelle, 0439 837 099 or Colleen, 0417 899 968.

quiz night fund raiser for sa 8-ball team

Cues and clues!

LEWISTON’S Shane Tiest and Sharon Freeman.

Two Wells Commercial Hotel hosted the Gawler and Districts 8-Ball Association on Saturday, May 24, for a fun quiz night. Around 60 people took part in the event, with all funds raised supporting the association to send a team to participate in the annual State Carnival to be held in Broken Hill from June 6-9. The seven-member team comprises captain and team manager, Shane Tieste, Aaron Court, Adam Andretzke, Ben

Andretzke, Josh Ireland, Russell Youlten and Jock Parks. Most of these guys play in local teams, and will compete against other associations from around the state. Last year the Gawler and Districts 8-Ball Association returned its bestever result since they began attending the event in 2007, where they placed runner-up to Eyre Peninsula. This year the guys are hoping to go one better. Good luck to all players. Julia and Rob Ellis, of Angle Vale.




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is available on Friday and Saturday nights,with a wide range of fresh salads, pasta dishes, wedges and steaming hot and tasty vegetable dishes to complement your main meal. Children’s meals are also available. There are also other weekly specials, so check out the specials board. The hotel also caters for group bookings and private functions, with the dining room and enclosed beer garden available. n Lower Light hotel is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with dine in or take away meals available. Phone 8520 2003 for bookings or orders.

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RED cross

100 Years

ABOVE: Julie and Teigan Hall helped serve lunch at the conference. Teigan was the local Red Cross baby almost 20 years ago. LEFT: Two Wells Red Cross president, Val Vercoe, cut a cake celebrating 100 years of Red Cross in South Australia.

Special event as Two Wells hosts Zone conference

FOR the first time in more than a decade, Two Wells Red Cross branch hosted the annual South Australian Red Cross Barossa and District Zone conference. As Red Cross celebrates 100 years across the country, TWRC president Val Vercoe said the conference, on Monday, May 12, was well attended with more than 40 people

from across the region taking part. District Council of Mallala chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, welcomed members and opened the conference, while long-serving volunteer and Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, later spoke about his volunteering involvement in a number of groups. Local musical and drama identity,

Report & Pictures: BEC O’BRIEN

Anne Arbon, provided musical and singing entertainment prior to lunch, with members joining in on many of the old-time favourites from years gone by. “It was a very good afternoon and we were very pleased with the attendance,” Val said.

“I think everybody had a good day and it was great to hear about all the current projects Red Cross are doing and its work overseas helping in disaster zones.” Val said Two Wells Red Cross membership is steady at around 40, many of whom are associate members and happily contribute when called upon to bake a cake, make

sausage rolls or man the trading table at fundraising events. TWRC meet on the first Tuesday of each month at the Catholic Church Hall in Two Wells at 1.30pm. If you have some spare time drop in for a cuppa at one of the group’s monthly meetings or contact Val Vercoe on 8380 9223 for more information.

Fay Hutchinson, Charmaine Bryant at the conference. RIGHT: TWRC member, Mollie Frost, with Tony Flaherty, who spoke at the conference about volunteering.

ABOVE: Recipients of Red Cross service awards presented at the conference included, (front) Chris Jericho, Mathilde Huckshold, Heather Klose, Pam Duncan, Julie Hall, (back) Deirdre Holmes, Wendy Rochow, Pam Cook and Jean Holmes

Mid North and Districts zone co-ordinator, Sarah Wood, with SA Red Cross patron, Val Broadbent (AM).

Crimes and offences keep police busy

Local music and drama identity, Anne Arbon, provided entertainment Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

Last month local police reported about 42 different offences in the area, including speeding, unlicensed and drink driving, assault and cannabis. The Pony Club had a car broken into and a fridge stolen. A man doing burnouts was stopped by an officer, then arrested for assault. A large shed was broken into with equipment stolen in Two Wells and a A motorcycle was stolen from a paddock. Local police have been busy with these crimes/offences and have not been available as much

With Lisa Allen inside the police station. If you have any information on these or any crimes, or if you see something suspicious, please call 131444 to report.

n Next Neighbourhood Watch meeting is a joint meeting with Mallala and Thompsons Beach, at Two Wells RSL, Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells. Guest Speaker will be Jeff Brown, from Adelaide Plains Driver Training. n NEXT Blue Light Disco will be held Friday, June 13, from 7-9.30pm at the Two Wells Community Centre, Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells. Entry is $5 for kids aged between 8-17 years. Snacks, drinks and glow accessories are available to buy from the canteen.


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Two Wells RSL

Reserve gates should halt vehicle impact

New gates set to be installed at Dublin’s sensitive, heritage listed reserve, aim to restrict off-road vehicles and motorbikes while still permitting locals and visitors to enjoy the natural surrounds. District Council of Mallala is taking steps to reduce access into the reserve and preserve the fragile native environment, with local councillor, TerryAnne Keen, earlier in the year saying off-road vehicles and motorbikes were destroying the reserve. At council’s May 12 meeting it resolved to reduced the number of access points into the reserve from 13 to three, with “kissing gates” (plan pictured) set to be installed at the corner of Seventh and North Streets, the end of Third Street and the end of First Street. DCM chief executive officer, Charles Mansueto, said the intent of the gates was to restrict access to pedestrians, prams and wheelchairs only.

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Enjoying club fellowship ABOVE: Bob and Meg Bennett of Pooraka.

12 May 2014

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Enjoying a family meal at Two Wells RSL were Two Wells residents (back) Blandina Raso and Stephen Gray, with front, Victoria and Nicholas Gray.

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welcomes State representatives

Representatives from the South Australian RSL branch attended the Two Wells RSL sub-branch for a meal recently. Local branch president, Tony Flaherty said it was terrific to have state RSL branch and board members visit the club and experience the camaraderie and friendship more than 60 people participate in every Friday night. State RSL board member and RSL Care (SA Inc) chairman, David Everitt, along with State RSL (SA/NT) customer service manager, Julia Langrehr, dropped in on Friday May 16. Mr Everitt said he was always happy to support local communities and it was wonderful to see such a strong-knit gathering supporting veterans and their families.

The District Council of Mallala will be holding a drum MUSTER collection at:

Mallala Landfill Depot, Limerock Road on Thursday June 19, 8am – 3.30pm Containers must be: • Triple or pressure rinsed • Clean – no chemical residue • Inspected by a drum MUSTER inspector • Metal containers must be punctured • Lids must be removed. Only Drum Muster eligible containers will be accepted. INSPECTING a memorial to N. J. A. Gallagher, an Australian soldier killed in Afghanistan, are (from left) Bernadette Ielasi, State RSL (SA/NT) customer service manager, Julia Langrehr, Two Wells RSL president, Tony Flaherty, State RSL board member and RSL Care (SA Inc) chairman, David Everitt, and Mel Royals. The plinth will be placed in the renewed Two Wells war memorial area.

Appointments to deliver these containers can be made at the District Council of Mallala by phoning 8527 0200. Further information can be obtained by contacting Noel Bubner on 0428 400 111.

Angle Vale school sets example I am currently on work placement at Angle Vale primary school and have been very fortunate to see and work with a number of schools on environmental sustainable programs. The programs implemented by the school in its quest to drive sustainability throughout the curriculum are a credit to the students and staff. A number of years ago this school was successful in receiving a grant through Natural Resource Management Board (NRM) action grants, to establish a butterfly garden and frog pond, with further funding from Grow A Great School program and Coles junior landcare program, which has enabled this area to be planted with local indigenous plants throughout. As a former NRM Group member, it has been a privilege to witness what this school has achieved since receiving funding for their project. They have also established a number vegetable beds Puzzle 30of (Hard, difficultygarden rating 0.69)

With Mark Webb

which are constantly in use, with students keen to get their hands dirty and talk about what they are growing. This school has created a fantastic demonstration site with a great example of local indigenous plants that grow within our region, so if you are interested in bringing wild life back into our region, then this is a great place to start. I believe our young people are our future and schools are the places to harness their enthusiasm for our environmental assets. • If you are interested or want a site visit contact the school on 8284 7222.

Samphire treasure

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DCM’s Coast Estuary and Marine officer, Warrick Barnes, is holding a number of planting days throughout a number of our coastal settlements, including Parham on June 13 at 9.30am, Thompson Beach on June 14 at 9.30am, Middle Beach on June 15 at 9.30am and Light Beach on June 20 at 9.30am. This is a great opportunity to learn about these unique coastal environments and help support revegetation and protection activities within these coastal




If you want to create your own piece of paradise within your own property using local indigenous plants then this is a great place to start. The important details: 4$20 for a box of 20 plants and $50 for a box of 50 plants 4Collect your plants on the plant pick-up day Sunday, June 22 between 10am-1pm at the NRC – 8 Adelaide Road, Gawler South 5118 4Orders can be placed from May 1 – June. Orders after this date will increase to $25 for 20 plants and $60 for 50 plants. For more information please visit or email emily.griffiths@

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environments. Want to be involved? Please contact Warrick Barnes on 8520 3392 or 0400 927 945 or email warrickb@ I mentioned in the last Landcare article the understory project is currently in full swing.






is of national significance with some of the largest and most diverse temperate saltmarshes and samphire wetlands in Australia. The ecological value of this region is world renowned as an integral link as migratory birds travel the East Asian Australasian flyway. But like any great asset we as a community need to be vigilant when it comes to protecting these fragile environments for future generations.

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DRAFT ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN 2014/2015 Community Consultation

Each year, Council develops an Annual Business Plan which highlights key directions and projects to be undertaken in the coming year. The draft Annual Business Plan for 201415 is now available to the community and can be collected at: • Mallala Council Office 2a Wasleys Road, Mallala • Two Wells Service Centre Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells • Two Wells Public Library Old Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells • Online at This is your opportunity, as a member of the community, to provide us with feedback on what Council is proposing for 2014/2015. Comments in writing or online, will be received until 5pm Wednesday June 18, 2014 and should be forwarded to The District Council of Mallala, PO Box 18, Mallala SA 5502 or alternatively by facsimile 8527 2242 or email There will also be an opportunity for community members to ask questions or make verbal submissions in relation to the draft Annual Business Plan at a Meeting of Council to be held on Tuesday June 10, 2014 at the Mallala Council Chambers, commencing at 7pm for a minimum of 1 hour. Please contact Council, on 8527 0200 or by email by June 5, 2014, to make an appointment to make a verbal submission at the meeting. Charles Mansueto Chief Executive Officer May 27, 2014

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Stevan takes his rugby to a new level You wouldn’t think this funky mop of hair would be conducive to playing a high-contact sport – what with getting in your face and easily being a target for the occasional hand to get tangled in – but for 19-year-old Two Wells resident, Stevan Stanojevic, it’s just one of many things that make him unique amongst his rugby union counterparts. Stevan, a plumber by trade, completed his primary school education at Virginia Primary School followed by secondary school at Gawler High School, and currently plays premier grade rugby union for the Southern Suburbs Rugby Union club. A front rower on the field, commonly known as a prop, Stevan is the first in line to take the hits throughout the game. “I’m a carrier,” he said.

Bec O’Brien reports: “I take the tackles, take the hits and carry the ball as far as I can. Stevan took up the sport when he was 10 years old but stopped after two years. He re-introduced himself to the game when he was 16 and has been playing ever since. “I found (Aussie Rules) footy was aimed at a body type whereas rugby was suited for all body types,” he explained as to why he chose rugby over the more common Aussie rules football. “There’s a role for everybody and it’s really good way to stay fit.” With training twice a week in the southern suburbs it’s not just a quick trip down to the local oval for a game

or a training session either, it’s a big commitment. Add to this his state commitments and Stevan spends a lot of time travelling for games, training and team meetings. Stevan was selected as a 17-year-old to play in Brighton Chiefs’ invitational squad and has represented Australia/South Australia at numerous national events, even travelling overseas to England and Wales with this squad. “That trip was amazing,” Stevan remarked. “Here we were on the other side of the world and the rugby was really different. “Going overseas was a huge challenge and I learnt so much.” A representative in the U16 South Australian Rugby Union state team and later

Two Wells rugby union talent, Stevan Stanojevic, recently competed in the National Under 20 tournament as a member of the state team, where South Australia placed second overall. as a member of the U18 South Australian School Boys team, he has also been selected as part of the prestigious U20 South Australian Junior Black Falcons and has competed at rugby’s top level for his age, for many years. Rugby union is the kind of sport many mums would cringe at, but Stevan says the support from his mum, Michelle, has been amazing – despite all the knocks,

bumps, bruises and the odd concussion. “I do a lot of running and a lot of hitting,” he said wirily. “I’ve got quite a highly demanding role.” The South Australian Rugby Union competition comprises nine premier league teams across the state. Earlier this year Stevan competed as a member of the South Australian team in the National Under 20s

tournament held in Adelaide in March. At the end of the weeklong competition, the SA team finished second overall with a win/loss score of 2/1. Stevan said playing in front of a local crowd was a terrific experience and the high level of rugby talent made for a great competition. If you’d like more information about rugby union in South Australia visit www.

n Riding as a team were Sandra Sampson, Mary Scott, Julie Jackson, Jim Pasfield, Shan Daw and Tania Fisher.

Relay on horseback

n ABOVE: Mel Boyce leads young Blake Harris on Comet. n RIGHT: Paul Boyce with some of the great raffle prizes that were on offer.

n Two Wells CFS captain, Adam Harris and Michael Howell tend the barbie.


It was good weather, good company, good fun and all for a good cause at the Adelaide Plains Equestrian Club’s second Relay on Horseback event on Sunday May 25. Raising funds for the Cancer Council SA through sponsorship of foundation member, Tracey Smith, 19 riders participated in the event, with some travelling from the Southern Flinders Trail Riding Club and the Gawler Trail Riding Club to take part. Last month Tracey participated in the 24-hour Relay for Life on May 2-3 and combined with the $500 raised from the APEC horseback relay, plus the addition of other support and sponsorship, she managed to exceed her fundraising goal of $1,000. “It was fantastic to garner this support for such a great cause given that most people are impacted by cancer in their lifetime, be it through family and friends or themselves,” Tracey said.

“A big thank you to local businesses and individuals who donated goods and vouchers for the raffle, with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council. “Mel Boyce did a terrific job organising the raffle for APEC and it raised a significant amount, which was great. “Thank you also to the Two Wells and the Gawler River CFS crews who came along on the day and provided the BBQ and drinks and to Penny Kazla, CFS, who came and spoke with horse owners about bushfire planning and management specific to horse owners. “This support from other local community groups was much appreciated and a great day was had by all.” Teams of four or more took it in turns to ride one of two set courses at Claire Harniman Reserve, Lewiston, and when not in the saddle, many used the time to catch up with existing friends and meet some new people.

n APEC president, John Newton. n Two Wells resident, Tayla Sharp on her beloved pony, Astro.

Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

echo 19 Two Wells senior netball news WITH STACEY GAMEAU

All teams in the top two

All senior teams have had a great start to the season. It’s a fantastic effort that all grades are in the top two spots (as of May 25). This year we have been able to have a great mix of young talent and experienced players in each team. Lots of girls have gone up a grade and have shown they’ve definitely earned their spot. It’s fantastic to see each team performing this well. We now just need to continue this great form into the finals. This season we had enough girls to fill an away side – this means we have two A5 sides. The away A5 side plays Friday nights when they can. They have taken Balaklava’s spot, who didn’t fill an A5 team this season, so they play whomever Balaklava plays each week. Our two A5 teams actually played off last week, it was a close game but the away side took the honors in the first match. They are both performing so well it looks like they could even meet in the grand final. This is due to many of the A5 girls really pushing for higher grade selection. Thanks to the girls who put their hand up to be in the away team, it was a big decision for them, one that could even pay off for them at the end of the year. A big thanks to Juanita Webster for putting her hand up to coach this team, it’s a big commitment especially when she has her son Blake playing junior footy. The girls wore pink and black knee-high socks to support the McGrath foundation on the weekend. Not sure how red will look with the pink, but it’s all for a great cause! We’d like to thank the committee and coaches for a great effort so far, especially as there have been many extra meetings, etc. required due to many factors, including the large number of girls that came out to trials and tough selection decisions. It’s exciting to see we could have a very successful season. Let’s keep up the great attendance at training and work hard on and off the court to make sure we are all still up the top at the end of the season.

Angus, Jack’s national shoot Lower Light resident, Jack Tapscott (far right) on the podium after receiving his bronze medal in the Sub-Junior Champion of Champions event at the National Clay Target Championships in Wagga Wagga, NSW recently. ABOVE RIGHT: The South Australian state junior shooting team comprised Jarred Nicholls (Broken Hill), Jesse Murrell (Mt Gambier), and Angus Tapscott (Lower Light).

Two local clay target shooters attended the National Clay Target Championships in Wagga Wagga, NSW recently as members of the South Australian state team. Young Lower Light residents, Angus and Jack Tapscott, competed in the championships from April 6-11, with Angus competing in the State Junior Team, which came 5th overall in a close competition resulting in a score of 71/75, and Jack a member of the sub-junior team in his first-ever national event. In the Champion of Champions event, where competitors shoot 25

double barrel, 25 single barrel and 25 point score, Jack came equal third with a result of 119/125. Proud mum, Marie, said he had a very exciting shoot-off and shot a perfect score to win the bronze medal, adding both boys shot personal bests in every event they competed in and overall had a great experience. South Australia’s veteran team placed first at the championships in their section, with an impressive score of 75/75. South Australia had a total of 29 shooters representing the state for the week with several medals being won.

two rivers basketball association news

Semi finals just around the corner! Report: Paul Schmelzkopf

How quickly the year goes and we find ourselves with only a few weeks left in the 2014 summer basketball season. In our younger competition, we have five teams with only one game separating the three teams vying for third and fourth positions before the finals commence. Rockets and Flames have proven to be strong teams with a blend of experience and new players and have set up a strong position, first and second, on the premiership table and are due to meet in the second semifinal. Hawks and Lightning Bolts will meet in the second semifinal as Lions recently had a bye. In the older competition, Titans and KAOS are setting the pace and will meet in the first semi final, while Slammers and Wildcats are hoping to upset the favourites. DP Boyz, The Mixers and Xavier Riot have all had their moments but have not been able to be consistent, due largely to the numbers of new players introduced into their teams Our finals commence on Monday June 16 with semi finals. The grand final will be two weeks later on June 30. At Two Rivers Basketball Association, our vision is to: n provide a safe, supportive and positive environment for under 19 boys and girls to learn the skills of the game n promote and develop sportsmanship, effective communication skills, positive attitudes, improve self-esteem, good decision making under pressure, emotional control and self-evaluation. n provide a pathway to play basketball when players leave the Hoops 4 Life program n maintain strong positive relationships with Central District Lions Basketball Club We have developed the Hoops 4 Life program to focus on this vision. The spring season commences on Monday July 21. Anyone interested in basketball should contact Paul Schmelzkopf on 0414 248 732 for further information. Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

Neil Bowden, Paul Shields, and Leigh Durdin watch as Neville Durdin lines up for a putt.

Seventh consecutive challenge win The last month of golf has culminated in the players travelling up to Hamley Bridge for the bi-annual Hamley Bridge/Two Wells Challenge. The Hamley course was in the best condition it has ever been in. Two Wells once again triumphed to make it four in a row. Seventeen players fronted from Two Wells, which was quite pleasing. Club captain, Paul Shields bounced back from his NAGA the previous week and put together a fine round scoring 39 points, to take out A grade from Robert Hogg and Ian Smith. B grade was taken out by Neil ‘Bluey’ Bowden with a great score of 38 points. In second place and returning to some form was Hans Linford, followed by Jeoff Spackman. After all had finished, the barbecue tea was demolished and scores tallied, –Two Wells had won the day with an average of 34.06 to Hamley’s 32.85. A great day was had by all and we sincerely thank Hamley for their hospitality. No doubt they will be trying their hardest to knock us off in the return match at Two Wells on August 9. It has been great to see most of the weekly spoils have been shared around this month, but Robert Hogg and Gary Payne have continued some good play

Report: Adam Bail TWGC vice-captain

and Hans Linford has started to find some much needed form. The Ambrose was also a great day this month, which saw our biggest field of the year with 28 players. These are great numbers but more players would certainly be welcomed. Kathy Stubing and Leanne Cannizzaro have put in some superb scoring in the ladies’ Tuesday competition, with 41 points and nett 70 respectively to take out the main prize in a couple of key competitions this month. I’m sure the girls will be looking for more of these throughout the upcoming Club Championships. 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 presentation of the day’s prizes and a chance to take home the much sought after Virginia Meat Store meat tray raffles. Ladies also play on Tuesdays around 9.15am and new members 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, au, with a wealth of information about the course, competitions, membership information and everything else you need to know. Come out and play! We would love to see you out there. Also a quick reminder to members that it is time to get your handicap match play matches underway, Club Championships starts in a couple of weeks and get ready for the return of Night Golf on Friday July 4 from 6pm. Good golfing everyone.

Saturday Results: 3 May: Stableford A Grade - Andrew Baker, Russell Grigg, Robert Hogg B Grade - Steven Kelly, Gary Payne, Ray Prior Ladies - Julie Holland, Elaine Grigg 10 May: Ambrose 1st - Chris Girling, Paul Shields, Doug Burford, Darryl Hall 2nd - Adam Bail, Gemma Connors, Jake Bowden 3rd - Les Grafton, Robert Hogg, Yogi Frencken, Kathy Stubing 17 May: Stroke A Grade - Gary Payne, John Ball, Andrew Baker B Grade - Hans Linford, Chris Barker, Steve Kelly Ladies - Julie Holland, Elaine Grigg 26 April: Stableford A Grade - Paul Shields, Robert Hogg, Ian Smith B Grade - Neil Bowden, Hans Linford, Jeff Spackman


echo sport Two Wells & Districts

Two Wells Football Club senior football report WITH NEVILLE SECCAFIEN A grade assistant coach

Roosters’ perched at the top The footy season has kicked off with a few changes of personnel in both the A and B grade. The biggest change in the reserves is the appointment of Ben Arnold as coach; taking over from Matthew Gameau, who has called it a day. The A grade has seen the departure of a couple a premiership players, namely Brad Fitzgerald and Tim Hines, to other leagues. These losses have been offset however by some good recruiting in the off season, with the enlistment of Nathan Rose and Lee Henderson, along with new resident Toby Bowman, who walked into the club looking for a game, all of whom have had some SANFL experience. The start of the season saw a good first-up hard fought win to the A grade against last year’s premiers, Mallala, running out winners by 21 points, with the reserves just going down by three points on the day. Since then the A grade has progressed to a 5-1 win-loss ratio, to be sitting on the top of the premiership ladder (as of May 24), with the only loss being to Virginia

at their home ground where, unfortunately, the talented Jimmy Morrison sustained a season ending knee injury. The reserves side has also progressed nicely since their initial loss to be sitting in second spot on the ladder, with four wins and two losses. The good form of the A grade has seen nine Two Wells players selected in the APFL association squad to try out for a place in the 23-man team to play in the Landmark Cup Carnival on the June long weekend at Kadina, playing against Yorke Peninsula, North Eastern and Northern Areas Associations. The nine players selected were Lee Allmond, Ned Seccafien, Tallan Leighton, Andrew Hardiman, Anthony Pontt, Sam O’Brien, Lee Henderson, Ben Slattery and Dylan Wise. Congratulations to these guys and good luck. The club invites everyone to come along and support local footy. You’ll be treated to some great sports skills and a terrific atmosphere and have the chance to indulge in the club’s recent clubroom redevelopment.


n Members of the Two Wells Football Club’s A grade backline include, from left, Tallan Leighton, Lee Henderson, Sam O’Brien, Anthony Pontt, Ryan Hooper and Michael Abdilla.

n Ready to take to the field in the Two Wells under 8 match against United on May 10 were Luke Majetic, Nathan Wells and Jayke Hansen.

n INSET: helping out with the Two Wells under 8 footy team on May 10 were Chelsea and Sandra Daly. n ABOVE RIGHT: Two Wells under 11 team before their match against United on May 10. n RIGHT: Taking in the under 8 footy match were young spectators and Two Wells supporters, Curtis Clifton, Maddison O’Brien and Gabriella Dimasi.

Two Wells Echo, June, 2014

2014 June Echo  

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