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A sign of respect Joan Post at the road sign in Lewiston which has been named in recognition of her late husband, Terry and his services to the local community. Full story, page 3. PHOTO: BEC O’BRIEN
Australia’s biggest potato supplier aims to keep getting bigger with a…
$50m EXPANSION Australia’s biggest potato supplier, the Mitolo Group, is set to undertake further growth, establishing a world class project for Adelaide’s north and subsequently increasing employment opportunities for the Virginia workforce. A $50 million major expansion to the existing processing, packing, distribution and administration facilities on Angle Vale Road is proposed, City of Playford Council releasing a private Development Plan Amendment for
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public consultation after granting approval at their September 10, Strategic Planning Committee meeting. In a report to council it was stated the redevelopment of the potato and onion plant will assist the horticultural industry overall by encouraging increased production and employment opportunities for the local and regional population.
Currently, the primary production zone, where the facility is located on the corner of Johns and Angle Vale roads, only allows for small-scale processing facilities. Options to allow for growth, such as establishing a new employment/ industry zone were considered by council however, the intention of the policy area is to enable the expansion of the existing industry and not to establish an industrial/employment park in the horticultural area.
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The proposed policies, now subject to public consultation, limit the capacity for development which is not associated with the site. Council agreed to private funding of the DPA, meaning direct costs associated with the Development Plan Amendment are the responsibility of the Mitolo Group. Once the public has provided feedback council will consider whether the DPA should proceed to the Planning Minister, Stephan Knoll, for approval.
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Minister Knoll has already given a nod of approval to the large-scale expansion, believing Mitolo’s commitment to operations in Virginia will contribute to economic and job growth for years to come. If successful the new state-of-theart facility is expected to be completed by mid-2022. For further information on the DPA contact City of Playford Council on 8256 0333 or head to www.playford. engagementhub.com.au
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ADELAIDE Plains Council recently welcomed seven new citizens to its community at a Citizenship Ceremony held on Tuesday, September 17, as part of ‘Australian CitizenWard Beltship Day 2019’. Lewiston Two Wells The Gawler conferees, from four (4) countries inMiddle Beach cluding Philippines, United Kingdom, Poland Gawler and Romania, became Australian Citizens River Port Gawler as part of a ceremony held at the Two Wells Council Chambers, officiated by Mayor Mark MacDonald Buckland Port Gawler Park Wasley. Penfield Virginia Park Conservation Andrews Munno Para Gardens Park Farm After the official proceedings, the new Penfield citizens enjoyed celebrating this momentous Waterloo RAAF Base occasion with their family and friends. Corner Edinburgh Elizabeth Circulating in “There is no greater privilege than our Angle Vale, Lewiston, Two Wells, & Virginia, citizenship. It’s a life-long commitment to Middle Beach, Lower Light, Port Gawler, and Australia’s values of freedom, democracy, Buckland Park. equality and respect,” Mayor Wasley said. “Each year we are privileged to welcome Contact us new Australians to our growing community Pictured L-R: Janice Bahiwal (Philippines), Beatriz Mabale (Philippines),Sylvia PHONE 8862 1977 as part of Australian Citizenship Day celebra- Nieuwenhuizen (UK), Artur Jerzy (Poland), Patrica Romelia (Romania), Zoia Mihart FACSIMILE 8862 1997 tions,” Mayor Wasley said. (Romania), Caitlin Gilsenen-Reed (UK). Lower Light
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Think before you burn this spring The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is reminding anyone planning to burn as part of a spring clean-up to check with their council first to see whether they need approval. EPA program manager Steven Mudge said a permit was required to burn outdoors in metropolitan Adelaide and in townships. “A bonfire is not necessarily the best way of dealing with organic material like fallen branches and garden prunings, especially in the suburbs or inside town limits,” Mr Mudge said. “In most cases, the preferred option is to dispose of the material through your council’s free green waste drop-off days or via the regular green bin system. This system has the added benefit of recycling the material for compost rather than just burning it. “Your council will issue a permit if burning is considered necessary for fire prevention or to dispose of piles of agricultural or forestry waste,” Mr Mudge advised. “This won’t affect anyone’s ability to prepare for bushfire season. “If you are planning to burn,
ask your local council to see whether you are in an area that needs a permit. If you do need approval, they will be able to talk you through the process.” The penalty for burning in the open without a permit is $300, so checking before you burn
could save you a lot of money. Mr Mudge said the regulations covering burning in the open were updated in 2016 to apply to all built-up areas across the state. “Smoke can have serious effects on human health and pollute the environment,” he said.
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“It can affect anyone, but the risks are greater for the elderly, young children, and people who have cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. “As well as being hazardous to health, smoke is more likely to create a nuisance in built-up areas, so it’s also a matter of being considerate to your neighbours.” Wood-burning barbecues and pizza ovens, and outdoor heating options that use charcoal, such as chimineas and braziers, do not require a permit and can be used on any day when there is not a fire ban in place. Any material being burnt should be dry and well-seasoned, and must not be treated with white ant deterrents. For more information on burning in the open, visit https:// www.epa.sa.gov.au/environmental_info/air_quality/assistance_ and_advice/burning-in-theopen or contact your local council. If you are doing a broadacre burn or disposing of vegetation piles outside a township, no permit is required, but you must comply with the relevant CFS Code of Practice: https://www. cfs.sa.gov.au/site/prepare_for_a_ fire/cfs_codes_of_practice.jsp
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$50,000 step to unlock Crown land ADELAIDE Plains Council (APC) is making a $50,000 commitment to masterplan the main street of Two Wells and in the process, accelerate the unlocking of acres of Crown land in a bid to encourage business growth and support population expansion. In a report presented to APC’s September 23 meeting, CEO James Miller outlined the next steps forward for council to free-up crown land in the Two Wells township, specifically the southern side of the town’s main street. “A significant amount of undeveloped Crown land exists within the Two Wells main street precinct that lends itself to retail development,” Mr Miller stated. “This land has had considerable
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delays in being developed and a lack of genuine interest from developers due to legislative constraints associated with the development of Crown land.” Council resolved at a special meeting in August to prioritise the advancement of processes surrounding the unlocking of the Crown land at Two Wells, with hopes it will facilitate retail investment opportunities to support the growing community. Council’s CEO has established a strategy to facilitate this process, and $50,000 has been set aside in this year’s budget to advance master planning of the Two Wells main
street, with a portion of these funds allocated for the engagement of an experienced consultant. APC held an informal meeting in February to investigate the potential of the town’s main street further, with planning consultants, Jensen Plus, on hand to address members. The address talked through a number of elements associated with community engagement previously undertaken by council, including the current zoning applicable, which guides development, and some of the land use constraints associated with land assemblage and land tenure. Jensen Plus also reviewed council’s Two Wells Urban Design Guidelines, and stated in its final report: “Our review approach (was),
rather than re-write the Two Wells Urban Design Guide Lines which contain sound advice generally but create ‘off-street’ development areas, instead build on the guidelines to identify urban design actions that can be implemented simply over time, respond to growth in the area, anticipate future demand, revitalise Two Wells, engage local business and attract future investment.” APC intends to engage the services of Hudson Howells, a leading South Australian strategic management consulting firm, who will speak at its upcoming strategic planning forum, and has already received advice from Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, regarding the process to unlock Crown land. Ongoing discussion with the
Department for Environment and Water (DEW) has seen council establish Crown land may be released or unlocked through any of four options: 1. Sale of Crown land direct to council; 2. Sale of Crown land direct to a private developer; 3. Sale of Crown land on the open market; or 4. Dedicated Crown land. Consideration must be given to the rights and interests of existing tenants and all heritage matters, however, Mr Miller is confident with the direction council is taking. “Through early, positive liaison with DEW, coupled with the engagement of experienced and highly respected consulting firm, Hudson Howells, council ought to be bullish in what can be realised for our fast growing community,” he stated.
Road names honour founding families Bec O’Brien reports: Two new roads in Lewiston have been named in recognition of the efforts of two local identities. Adelaide Plains Council was quick to acknowledge the contributions of Lewiston resident Anne Porter and the late Terry Post when naming the streets in a new subdivision off Dawkins Road. Sticking to its “Road Naming Policy”, APC decided on Porter Court and Post Road, with the longer road named Post Road in honour of Terry Post, and the shorter street, Porter Court, after Anne Porter. Terry Post moved to Two Wells in 1980 and quickly became very involved with the local community. He was the groundsman at the Two Wells Primary School for many years and also served on its governing council; coached and umpired the Two Wells Softball Club; coached, umpired and was a life member of the Two Wells Netball Club and participated onstage and off stage in many Two Wells Melodrama Group productions. Terry was later made a life member of the Two Wells Melodrama Group and was also a pivotal member of the Two Wells Community Advancement Association (now known as TWRAT). This group initiated the lo-
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cal Christmas street parade and established the Two Wells Echo newsletter, which is now a monthly newspaper. Terry was also involved in the local pony club early on and was a keen gardener.
His wife, Joan, describes him as a dedicated family man who followed his three daughters’ sporting pursuits avidly. “Terry was a homebody who loved nothing more than “holidaying in his own backyard,” she said.
“He was not flamboyant and loved nothing more than to be in his working clothes undertaking a ‘project’. “He was a no fuss man and this honour suits him. “He would definitely be a ‘road’
man not a “drive”, or “boularvard” type. “He would have been humbly chuffed with this unexpected recognition.” Terry passed away unexpectedly on 25 October 2009. Porter Court was named in honour of Anne Porter, who has been a resident of Lewiston since the early days of subdivision. Anne was a big part of the lobby group who successfully petitioned to have the area of Lewiston gazetted and recognised as its own identity. Anne has been heavily involved in the Two Wells/Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch Group since its inception and is a hard worker in the successful Two Wells Blue Light Discos. Anne is a Justice of the Peace and has recently published a book on the history of Lewiston “The Needle in the Haystack”, which is a great source of historical information on the region. Anne is still living in the district and has offered to donate a copy of her book to every family who purchases a block along Porter Court. It should be noted Anne is not related to the Porter family who resided in the Lower Light/Korunye area and who also wrote a book on the area titled “To South Australia’s Shores They Came”.
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Contract ensures positive move forward Strategic Adelaide Plains Council (APC) has announced the appointment of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr James Miller, until 2026. Elected Members, at a Special Meeting held on August 22, unanimously resolved to extend Mr Miller’s contract in order to maintain strong leadership and stability for council. APC mayor, Mark Wasley, said Mr Miller has been a valuable asset to APC, since he started as acting CEO in late 2015. “He has been instrumental in rebuilding the council, from both an administration perspective and with Elected Members and community
relationships,” Mayor Wasley said. “James demonstrates leadership, enthusiasm and professionalism at all times and has strived very successfully to improve the operations and functions of Adelaide Plains Council. “I am very aware his diligence, knowledge and guidance has raised the bar across all levels of the organisation.” Mr Miller said he was extremely proud to have led APC over the past four years. “The rebuild and rebrand of the organisation from the turbulence of 2015 to the stability our community so richly deserves is a wonderful achievement by all involved,”
APC CEO, James Miller, is excited to have had his contract extended to 2026. Mr Miller said. Through James’ leadership, council has reconnected and achieved a strong sense of
solidarity, and Mayor Wasley believes council is well-positioned to continue moving in a positive direction. Deputy mayor, Councillor Marcus Strudwicke, said Mr Miller started just after the Pinery fire, and in the turmoil following the departure of both the Mayor and CEO. “James has, step by step, overseen the rebuilding of the organisation, its finances and its reputation,” Cr Strudwicke said. “There are now record levels of activity and opportunity in our district, and under James’ watch, the council has been well positioned to manage and progress this fortuity. “I look forward with enthu-
siasm to working with James in this exciting next phase for our council, as we continue to build on the hard work of the past four years.” In accepting the Council’s offer, Mr Miller said the decision enabled council to continue to deliver on the foundations put in place. “We, elected members and staff alike, are on an exciting journey and we must seize on the opportunities that abound,” Mr Miller said. “Let’s, in 2026, look back on this period with a sense of accomplishment, satisfaction and fondness in making APC a real destination for investment, employment, education and lifestyle.”
CEO announced for City of Playford
The City of Playford (COP) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer 10 months after terminating the contract of their former CEO, Mal Hemmerling, in December last year. The announcement of Sam Green to fulfil the role came as no surprise as he had been acting in the position since the removal of Hemmerling due to allegations of sexual harassment. Legal action taken by Mr Hemmerling against council
was recently settled out of court with a confidential payment, leaving council to move forward with the permanent appointment of a new CEO. Mr Green, 42, has been with COP for the past seven years and is attributed with knowledge and understanding of the community in which the council covers. Playford mayor, Glenn Playford CEO, Sam Green. Docherty, said Mr Green was selected from an impressive across Australia. “It has been an exhaustive calibre of candidates from
recruitment process seeing 45 applicants apply with a shortlisting of 13, with a strong field council has decided that Sam was the right person to lead the City of Playford into the future,” he said. Mr Green said he is looking forward to providing strong leadership as COP continues to grow. “I will be working closely with the mayor and councillors to continue providing high-quality service to our community that reflects
the needs and desires of our ever-growing council area,” he said. “For me, it is business as usual, the City of Playford is in an important and significant growth area and the next 10 years is critical in setting up this community for the following 50 years.” Mr Green will not receive the same salary as Mr Hemmerling, who was generously paid $372,978, however he will continue to receive his existing salary package of $300,000.
planning forum for APC Bec O’Brien reports: Adelaide Plains Council (APC) will hold a special strategic planning forum this month as it seeks to outline its vision for the coming decade. The forum, from October 17-18, will be attended by council members, APC management, chairpersons of council’s Section 41 committees, and a variety of consultants. APC chief executive officer, James Miller, said in a statement, while the forum would focus on a review of council’s current Strategic Plan, Long Term Financial Plan and Infrastructure and Asset Management Plan, consultants would also lead discussions particularly in relation to the Northern Floodway and percentage contributions under the Gawler River Floodway Management Authority (GRFMA) Charter. “Other agenda items will focus on how council can facilitate the unlocking of Crown Land and tourism initiatives,” Mr Miller stated.
Two Wells Echo, October, 2018
Local Lions shape up with shade The efforts of the Two Wells Lions Club has helped sharpen up the Two Wells main street, with the installation of a shade over the tables in the playground facility. Erected last month at a cost of almost $10,000, the shade was funded by a grant from the Two Wells Community
Fund and also the Australian Lions Club Foundation. TWLC secretary Caroline Scutcheon said the shade was a much-needed addition to the popular playground area and would benefit everyone who used the space, especially in the warmer summer months.
Two Wells Lions Club members under the new shade at the townâ€™s main street playground, from left (front) Caroline Scutcheon, Gwen Johnson, Julie Hart, (back) Rodney Wilmshurst, Mick Tennant, Martin Hart, Ian Gameau and Malcolm Frost. PHOTO: BEC Oâ€™BRIEN
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Anonymous, Meets every Thursday evening in Two Wells, Starting 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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CHURCH TIMES ANGLICAN Church Services St Peter’s Mallala 1st Sunday of the month 10am October 6 10am November 3 10am December 1 Nita Noble - 8527 2303. St Paul’s Two Wells 10am October 13 10am October 20 10am October 27 10am November 10 10am November 17 10am November 24 Di Meaney - 0427 616 301 Priest: Fr Bart O’Donovan - Ph: 08 7510 1148 VIRGINIA Catholic Parish. Mass times: St Joseph’s Two Wells: • Thursday 6.30pm, • Sunday 8.30am Our Lady of he Assumption Virginia • Sunday 10.00am Parish Priest - Fr Pham Anh Hao. Ph 8380 9029.
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Wells Lions Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month at the Two Wells Catholic Church. Contact president Ian Gameau or secretary 0417 801 1178 or twowellslionsinc@ gmail.com for more information.
Wells Equestrian and Pony Club hold rallies on the first and third Sundays of the month at 9.30am on our grounds, Aunger Road, Lewiston. Further details on www.twepc.com.au.
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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 MALLALA MEN’S SHED - 1pm, closed Sun and Mon. Find us on MALLALA & district men’s shed inc. is facebook. Facebook.com/twowellscraftshop. open Weds 9 til 12, Sunday 9 til 1pm, other TWO WELLS GOLF CLUB times by agreement. Get involved in projects or just a coffee and a talk. Conference TWO Wells Golf Club, McPharlin Road room available by request. Contact Norm Lewiston (extn of Bethesda Rd). 18 holes Dicks 0428 559 787 or just turn up. Scrapes course open April to October. Competitions; Tuesdays Ladies day, NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH tee-off 9 - 9.30am. Saturdays Mixed NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch meeting Comp. tee-off from 11 am. Membership is held bi-monthly on second Tuesday of available Phone Club 8520 2607 or the month (except December or January) Secretary Kath Stubing 0427 803 349. at 7.30pm in the Two Wells Community TWO WELLS PLAYGROUP RSL, Main Street of Two Wells. For more information contact Anne Porter on TWO Wells Playgroup is held on Tuesday 8524 3382 or Maria Aunger 8520 2328. mornings 9am -11am during school term at the Two Wells Uniting Church Hall, SUICIDE PREVENTION 34 Gawler Road, Two Wells. For babies NETWORK and children up to five years of age. THE Suicide Prevention Network is Ph: 85202358 or visit our facebook established to raise awareness, increase page: Two Wells Playgroup. compassionate conversation and break down TWO WELLS PROBUS CLUB stigma associated with suicide. The group meet at 6.30pm on the 1st Wednesday of each THE Combined Probus Club of Two Wells Inc. month in the Mallala Men’s Shed. The meeting Meetings are held in the Two Wells Bowling commences at 7pm with light refreshments Club on the fourth Monday of the month provided. Everyone welcome. Contact Norm from 10am. Come along and hear our guest Dicks 0428 559 787 for more information speakers and enjoy some companionship. Contact Judith Lamont 8380 9140. TIME OUT CRAFT GROUP
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ADELAIDE Plains Kennel & Obedience PUBLIC Library, 61 Old Port Wakefield Rd, MEETINGS at 7.30 pm on the third Club. Training Wednesday evenings, Two Wells. Open: Tuesday 9am to 5pm, Beginners, Grades 1 & 2 - 7pm, Grades Wednesday 12 noon to 7pm, Thursday & 3, 4 & 5 - 7.40pm, Conformation 7.40pm. Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 11.30am. All breeds & people welcome. If you Phone: 8520 2100. firstname.lastname@example.org. have a problem come & see us. Contact TWO WELLS CWA Josie on 8524 3499 for more info. THE Two Wells branch of the South Australian LANDCARE TWO WELLS Country Women’s Association meets on the LANDCARE Two Wells, Lewiston & third Tuesday of the month at the Two Wells Districts Land Care Group, Monthly Activities. Bowling Club from 7pm. New and interested Land Care is bigger than your backyard. members are welcome to come along. Pat. 0419 860 981, Sharon. 0412 345 852. Find us on Facebook or contact Caroline Hardiman on 0418 781 007 or Jenny Dowling on 0418 859 875 for more information.
Wells Uniting Church treasure trove op shop, opening times, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 12 noon. Open all school holidays, come in and browse. Uniting Church Hall Drew Street, Two Wells, contact Pam Duncan 8520 2764 anytime for information.
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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.
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first Tuesday of every month at the Catholic Church Hall, Two Wells at 1pm. All welcome. Contact Jasmin Daniele on 8520 2233 for further information.
hours until further notice: Members nights CHILD and Youth Health, Child and Youth a year. For ages eight to 15 years. For will be held only on the 1st Friday of each Health services are held on the second and more information contact Maria Aunger on month, with meals served at 6.35pm. Office fourth Friday of each month at The Two 8520 2328 or Anne Porter on 8524 3382. hours on these days are 1pm until late. Wells Children’s Centre, 27a Gawler Rd, Two Normal office hours throughout the year TWO WELLS CFS Wells 9.15am to 10.30am and 1pm to 4pm are every Tuesdays from 9.30am till around by appointment only, 10.30am to 12 noon CFS senior training every Monday night noon and Friday’s from 9.30am till noon. starting at 7.30pm open to anyone over the drop in. Call 1300 733 606 for appointments. Over Christmas the RSL closes after the age of 17 years old. Everyone welcome street parade and reopens on the first Friday COMMUNITY BUS however day time crews are needed. Cadet in February the following year. The office COMMUNITY Bus, for all bookings ph: training is every second Wednesday starting is attended on a limited basis during the 8527 0200. Jasmin Daniele still acts as at 5.30pm until 7pm. Open to anyone aged 11 month of January. For all enquiries contact volunteer bus liason, however all places/ and above. Located in Wells Road Two Wells. secretary John Allen on 0411 894 245. enquiries are now through Council. TWO WELLS
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Wednesdays fortnightly, from 10am to 12 noon Hart Memorial Hall, Two Wells. October 2, 16 & 30. November 13 & 27. Contact Di Meaney 0427 616 301.
are a seasoned player why not consider joining the Two Wells Club? We field Pennant teams on Thursday for women, Wednesday is Men’s day and Saturday is Open Gender. Social bowls Tuesday evenings WINDSOR Christian Church - October – December & January /February. Sunday evening 5pm - 7pm, Windsor Contact Irene Giannikos Ph 0417 810 029. Institute Hall. Phone 0427 572 237. TWO WELLS BLUE LIGHT
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Wednesday of each month in Two Wells Catholic Church Hall. Contact Caroline Scutcheon 0417 801 178 for more info.
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TWO Wells United Youth is an engaging and interactive Christian social group for children aged 12 years to Year 12. Based at the Two Wells Uniting Church the group meets on Fridays during school terms from 5.30pm7.3-pm. $3 includes tea. Contact Robyn Lewis on 0413 097 013 for more information
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Ride against suicide Hundreds of motorcycles roared into the main street of Two Wells on Sunday September 8 as the annual Ride Against Suicide was successfully held for the fourth year running. With two groups leaving from either Mannum or Nuriootpa earlier that morning, riders arrived before midday in time for a short service to honour family and friends affected by suicide. The Last Post was played, followed by a minute’s silence, as warm embraces comforted those paying tribute to loved ones no longer with them. Lunch was provided by the Two Wells RSL as a sea of people dressed in black scattered throughout the main street. The Ride Against Suicide grows in number each year, a police escort accompanying the cavalcade from Bolivar for the last leg of the ride, where motorcycles travelled into the main arena of Wayville Showgrounds for a show of solidarity at the Royal Adelaide Show. They were met by a wave of support as well as the State Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention and MLC, John Dawkins, who spoke as the riders did a lap of the grounds. If you are not OK, or know someone who may not be OK, contact someone who can help. LIFELINE 13 11 14.
ABOVE: MLC John Dawkins is the Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention and is pictured here with fellow Suicide Prevention council member Janet Kuys at Wayville Showgrounds. LEFT: Hundreds of motorcycles stopped in at Two Wells last month as part of the annual Ride Agaist Suicide ride.
On Sunday 3rd November at 2pm the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir will be performing at the Two Wells Community Centre on Old Port Wakefield Road. The event will be hosted by the Adelaide Plains Crossroad Connections Suicide Prevention Network and the funds raised will help the Network continue their suicide prevention advocacy within the community. Guest artists include Abbey Burner (Vocalist) and Ezra & Charlotte Lockwood and Leonie Moore (Wind Trio), with Malcolm Wilson to MC. I will be speaking at the event in my capacity as Premier’s Advocate for Suicide Prevention and, as a past member and avid supporter, look forward to hearing the Adelaide Plains Male Voice Choir perform, having done so earlier this year at their fundraiser concert for farmers in Eudunda. Tickets can be purchased for $15.00 from: Gawler – Poetic Justice Café Gallery Mallala – IGA Two Wells – Terry White Chemmart
Virginia’s long awaited upgrade Bec O’Brien reports: Pop-up workshops, community surveys and drop-in brainstorming sessions are helping shape City of Playford’s design for Virginia’s long-awaited main street upgrade, which local residents hope could include new footpaths, trees and landscaping, better drainage, sculptures and possibly a wishing fountain. Scheduled to begin early next year with underground power works, the upgrade is set to revitalise the town’s main thoroughfare to create a welcoming space for
locals, businesses and visitors to the region. Following two pop-up workshops and three community dropin sessions, almost 300 people gave their view on what the upgrades should look like or include. Students from Virginia Primary School were also involved in the design process, and attended a planning workshop on September 4 where some of their suggestions included attracting fast food businesses to the area, building a wishing fountain, planting fruit trees, creating sculptures in team colours and installing in-ground trampolines.
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Some of the key messages from the consultation were to: resolve the street’s drainage issues; plant new trees and landscaping; fix the footpaths; address safety concerns for pedestrians crossing the street; address traffic movement issues at intersections; and create a destination at the Virginia Institute Park. COP mayor, Glenn Docherty, was pleased with the community’s engagement and involvement in the project to date. “We weren’t surprised in any way the community positively embraced the consultation on this exciting project,” Mayor Docherty said.
“Virginia is an important part of Playford and we were excited to receive the views of residents about a project that will shape the look and feel of their home for many years to come.” Upon completion of the initial consultation period, a public exhibition of the design concept will be held later this year. A summary of the consultation report will soon be prepared and made available to the community via City of Playford’s Engagement Hub. Visit https://playford.engagementhub.com.au/ for more information.
Congratulations to the Two Wells Football & Netball Sporting Club for hosting the APFL and APNA Grand Finals on 21st September. I was particularly pleased to witness the premiership victories of the Rooster under 17s (pictured) and Reserves.
Playford councillors call for State help IN a recent article about the new Super School to be built in Angle Vale, local councillors called on the state government to also help with improved infrastructure to cope with the future increase in traffic. While admirable and necessary, more attention needs to be focused within the planning department of the City of Playford. A development plan has been in place for some years now for Playford and included in this plan was the provision of a “Primary local network” allowing for traffic Two Wells Echo, October, 2018
to freely move around and through Angle Vale as the township continues to grow. To make use of this primary local network, the location for the new Super School is on the path of the planned local network. This is great planning, we have a new road network planned with what could be described as a “ring route” through Angle Vale giving easy access to the new school. Enter City of Playford. Since the development plan has been in place, City of Playford has approved three new residential
developments between Heaslip Road and the location for the new school, without provision for the road network as identified in the development plan. The development plan identified the need for a primary local road network. Council instead focused on approving developments without adequate future planning and now are looking to the state government to fix their mess. While not on the same scale, this is the same thing that happened on Curtis Road.
City of Playford approves the developments as fast as it can, without enough planning for the future and then when it becomes an issue, it just asks the state government to come and fix it. How about we see proactive planning for the future from the City of Playford instead of just approving as much as possible as quickly as possible, then hoping someone else will pay for the required infrastructure? Shaun Reardon Angle Vale
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Volunteers plant 500 seedlings at Light Beach TWENTY-FOUR Friends of the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary (FAIBS) volunteers gathered at Light Beach on Sunday September 9 and started the morning with Ranger Erik Dahl acknowledging that we were meeting on the land of the Kaurna people. Under a wide, bright sky, the gently undulating land that we were standing on had been grazed for some time and weeds had rushed in to fill the empty spaces. Small pockets of native plants had survived these incursions. The enthusiastic volunteers were there to transplant 500 seedlings. The plants had been grown from seed collected in the area. We were planting native shrubs and grasses, which would compete with, and eventually help to suppress weeds, and return the site at Light Beach to native habitat. Joan Gibbs introduced us to each of the plants and explained the best aspects for each: plant the native pelargonium in the shallow valleys where the water pools and the pigface on the small rises as it does not need as much water. Joan and Erik had arrived
Anna Woods reports: early to bore holes using the electric drill attachment. The group spread out and each took on a task of laying out plants next to the holes, planting, adding fertiliser to the holes, constructing treeguards, and hammering them in place. By morning tea we were more than half way through planting and shielding the 500 seedlings. After the break the activity continued under a light spattering of rain. We rounded off the working-bee by carting water to give the new plants a drink. After the planting was completed we piled back into the cars and made our way down the track to the beach, where the scopes came out in hope of viewing some shore birds. The tides were not in our favour and in the distance Cormorants, various ducks and a single Egret were the only birds present. Riding back through the more established scrub near the beach, birds flitted from bush to bush - it was good to reflect that the seedlings that we had just planted would
grow to one day look like that. Our thanks go to Erik and Joan for their efforts in organising this planting day, and to the Adelaide Plains Council and Department for Environment and Water for their support. Now that the migratory shorebirds are beginning to make their way back to our coast, our October activity will be a Shorebird ID Session at Thompson Beach on Sunday October 20. FAIBS will meet at the Natasha, Jordan, Charlotte and George assembling plant guards. Community Shed at 8.30am. Scopes will be available to view the birds and bird ID information and FAIBS guides will be available to help participants hone their bird ID skills. Community members are very welcome to join in and learn more about these amazing birds. Further information is available from faibssa@ gmail.com
ABOVE: Volunteer Ian Forsyth hammers plant guards in place, and left, volunteer Matt Kamp helps install plant guards.
Lush to lead Business Advisory Group THE Adelaide Plains Business Advisory Group met for the first time last month, its outcome described by Adelaide Plains Council (APC) Mayor, Mark Wasley, as very positive. Formally known as the Business Council, the name was changed to Advisory Group to distinguish between the two entities of APC and the Business Council. The Adelaide Plains Business Advisory Group (APBAG) is now an independent body, formed following council’s initiative to place a greater focus on the region’s business op-
portunities. Council first explored the notion of establishing a business council in late 2017 after local farmer, John Lush, now an elected member of APC, raised the idea at a general council meeting during open forum. Since that time a series of business breakfasts were held hosting representatives from local businesses with a view of growing the concept organically. Expressions of interest were subsequently sent out to the business sector for business leaders to participate.
Representatives were sought for seven member categories including small business operators and the main commercial sectors across the region. Newly appointed chairperson of APBAG, Mr Ian O’Loan, OAM, believes it is important to acknowledge the majority of the members of the group are all people who have taken the initiative in setting up businesses of a new nature in the APC area. “The group has a positive attitude to assisting and seeking new businesses to come to APC, and wishes to encourage businesses to
contact members with ideas,” Mr O’Loan said. APC CEO, James Miller, was pleased by the inclusion of Fraser Ellis, Member for Narungga, on the Business Advisory Group. “We put a call out to Fraser Ellis at the eleventh hour as Fraser wasn’t initially earmarked to be a part of the group itself, and pleasingly Fraser attended, outlining his willingness to be part of the Business Advisory Group,” Mr Miller said. “This will be really beneficial for us in terms of getting an ear into State Government going forward, so
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Community garden starting to bloom Bec O’Brien reports: Spring is the season for blooms, and behind the old courthouse in Two Wells, the local community garden is really starting to come together and “bloom”. Two Wells Community Garden project manager and volunteer, Judi Frost, said the garden is taking shape and members of the community have been volunteering their time at weekly working bees. In recent weeks three pergolas have been erected, one of which will soon be covered to provide shelter from the rain and shade in summer, wooden stepping stones put in place and young strawberry plants potted up for sale. Large feature pots and decorative urns are set to be positioned and planted out in coming weeks, with garden beds mulched and wicking beds continually being maintained. The coordinating committee is planning a special official opening day of the community garden for May next year, an event which they hope will see the craft shop open, market-type stalls set up, a light lunch served and a possible collaboration with the community nursery. Watch this space for details early Volunteering at the Two Wells Community Garden are, from left, Malcolm Frost, Rob Small, Kath Adams, Judi Frost, Sandy Graham and Brian Graham. in the new year.
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OCTOBER brings with it warmer weather and the showy display of Spring blooms with the rose featuring strongly in many gardens. T In Renmark, the 25th annual rose festival is being held from October 18-27 and there are 36 gardens being opened as well as other activities planned. There is an art trail with 21 locations and the one place which is a must to visit is the ‘Lotsa Pots’ eclectic nursery at 17 Renmark Ave, Renmark. Euphorbias and unusual Cacti are some of the plants on sale, but Kev’s quirky creations made from metal are amazing. The huge pelican toEshovel art, bird feeders, towers and light boxes highlight the imagination of the artist. A nursery for young and old to go, be amazed perhaps to buy and appreciate this artist’s work. Now is the time to fertilise the lawns, watch out for Aphids on the roses and keep the weeds under control. The last drops of rain will keep the weeds coming so be vigilant and prevent them from going to seed. One year’s seed is seven years of weeds.
If aphids are on the roses just squirt them off with a shot of water as in a couple of weeks the predators will start to appear to do their amazing work. To prevent powdery mildew mix one part of milk with eight parts of water and gently spray over all the rose bush making sure to cover the underneath of the leaves. This is only a preventative but applying once every seven to 10 days works wonders. Hibiscus bushes may now be pruned and shaped ready for their flowering season later and they also will benefit from a dose of fertiliser. Tomatoes and other vegetables may now be planted and remember the trick of planting tomatoes deeper than they were in the punnet from the nursery to encourage extra root growth. An interesting book to read is ‘Jackie French’s Guide to Companion Planting,’ in which she discusses
the plants which appreciate being planted close with other plants and the ones which actively will not thrive in proximity. One theory Jackie disputes is the planting of Basil with Tomatoes and the book is written with Jackie’s usual sense of humour. A small book packed full of interesting observations and extremely quick to read. The window of opportunity to control Citrus gall wasp is fast closing in so if possible, remove all galls and dispose of in the green waste bin or rubbish bin, but do not compost. In his weekly garden blog that he shares with online readers, Jon Lamb recommends the use of sticky horticultural glues being one of the most effective methods of controlling citrus gall wasp. As with all destructive insects’ vigilance is necessary and early action vital in this case. Ask one of our nurseries for this
horticultural glue and the method of applying If you’re looking for an amazing garden to view, BriGlen garden at 7 Melaleuca Drive, Gawler East, will be open on November 2 and 3 from 10am to 4.30pm as part of the Open
Gardens South Australia Scheme. This delightful garden was started 47 years ago and has evolved into a haven for the owners as well as the birds. The thoughtful selection of waterwise plants showcasing salvias, grasses, nandinas diosmas and succulents make it a garden to observe for plant selection. There are bird baths, statuary, mosaics and potted plants dotted throughout the garden with baked teas available all day and plants for sale. The inspirational art of the owners is carefully placed throughout the garden. The local young group from Two Wells, ‘The Sharpeners,’ are providing musical entertainment on Saturday with other musicians playing on the Sunday. There is a special kid’s corner for the children to play in with it being a garden to please all ages and one to linger and enjoy. Until next time Happy Gardening from the Amateur Gardener.
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2019 APFL Senior Colts Premiers: Two Wells 11.8 (74) def Angle Vale 9.11 (65) RIGHT: Two Wells’ Samuel Harnas was the best on ground for the Senior Colts.
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2019 APFL Junior Colts Premiers: Angle Vale 5.3 (33) def Mallala 1.8 (14) RIGHT: Angle Vale’s Jordan Campbell was awarded best on ground in the Junior Colts.
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BODY AND BRAIN FOCUS AT TWPS - New education model helping students recognise their physical and emotional selves THE brain, in all its weirdlooking, amazing, powerful and awesome complexity was the focus of an education showcase at Two Wells Primary School last term. It follows the school’s introduction this year of a new program based on the burgeoning Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). BSEM focuses on a proactive and positive behaviour approach, where students learn to recognise their physical and emotional selves and the changes that occur within them when they are either escalating and becoming unfocused or feeling anxious and therefore unable to focus on their learning. BSEM is broken into five domains - body, relationships, stamina, engagement and character. TWPS student wellbeing leader, Zoe Evans, said every teacher at the school had been trained in BSEM at the beginning of the year and the school had been focusing on ‘the body’ domain this year. “At TWPS we started with each class starting the
Bec O’Brien reports: day with a “Welcome Circle” and end the day with a “What Went Well”,” Mrs Evans explained. “Finding a positive, even if it’s been a hard day, is essential for well-being. “Each class also has quick brain breaks when needed to help their focus. “Mindfulness and focussing on a growth mindset have continued across the school as it also part of BSEM.” Individual students and classes have developed a “Ready to Learn Plan” that helps to identify what makes students stay focussed and calm, and what distracts or frustrates them. “They negotiated three strategies that will help them to either refocus or deescalate and to be ready to learn again,” Mrs Evans said. Last term students investigated the brain; what it looks like, how it works, and what it means for them as learners and human beings.
Round two of the Two Wells Community Fund is currently seeking applications but the closing date is imminent. A joint initiative between Adelaide Plains Council and Hickinbotham Developments as part of their Two Wells Residential Development Deed, the fund aims to encourage and support locally based community projects. Both parties have been contributing to the fund following the sale of each block of land in the Eden and Liberty developments and the first round earlier this year saw more than $12,000 given out. Applications for round two close on Friday October 4. Contact Anne Sawtell on 8527 0200 or info@apc. sa.gov.au for more information.
TWPS students, Chris, Summer, Ashlyn and Cody with some of their amazing work about the brain.
Recently the school held a “Brainwaves Showcase” to acknowledge all of the students’ wonderful work. “Our focal point this term was the brain and classes chose to highlight their understanding in different ways including, breathing exercises, how the brain works, de-escalation and Flipping
your Lid!”, Mrs Evans said. For the students it was a brain-boggling exercise (forgive the lame pun). Here’s what a few of them had to say: “I liked that we learnt new things especially that when you write with your right hand your left hemisphere is the one controlling your hand”,
Keeley Year 7. “I like getting to know more about my body and how the brain works”, Nick Year 7 “Trying to figure out what I am good at using a certain side of my brain”, Ella Year 6 All students from every year level were engaged in the program and learnt new things about their brain.
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Two Wells Uniting Church Fellowship members, Heather Patrick, Brenda Lamont and Mollie Frost enjoyed the presentation.
Two Wells Uniting devoted in verse Pamela Duncan reports: FELLOWSHIP at the Two Wells Uniting Church on September 19, opened with devotions from Mollie Frost, with all members attending reading a verse from the Devotions Book. Following a general meeting, the special speaker for the afternoon was Heather Patrick, who regaled tales about her trip to Canada in January this year. Heather advised it was a last minute decision to go and she met up with her daughter and grandson in Sydney and they flew to Calgary together before boarding a small aeroplane to Banff in Quebec, Canada where they stayed in a luxury apartment with a beautiful view of the mountain ranges. While Heather was only away for 10 days it was a very full trip and some amazing sites were visited. As her trip was in January, a lot of the Christmas lights were still on at night time, creating a magnificent sight of the towns and roads. It was also very cold and Heather showed some photos of herself dressed in heavy winter clothing – only her face was just recogniseable. Heather brought along some postcards and memorabilia for fellowship members to look at and mentioned that she flew home by herself, never believing that she would ever do that in a lifetime, but she did – and she was very proud of herself. Her husband, Peter, was left at home, having to go to work! Heather and Peter put together a powerpoint display of the scenery and travels around the Banff area which was well received. Brenda gave Heather a small token of appreciation for her very informative talk, and thanked Peter and Paul Schmelzkopf for their help.
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Book club’s compelling read a must Each month the Two Wells Book Club will bring you a review of the book that had been read by the group the previous month. The book club meets once a month at the Two Wells Library. We hope you enjoy the segment and are provided with an opportunity to engage with some books that you might never have thought to pick up and read. This month’s book is ‘The Glass Castle’ by Jeannette Walls. Book Club members found this month’s book The Glass Castle a compelling, yet easy read. Walls tells of her experience growing up in a loving, although extremely dysfunctional, family environment. Her parents, Rex and Rose Mary Walls held ideals and a negative attitude towards
conformity that was both their curse and their salvation. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn’t stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an ‘excitement addict.’ Cooking a meal that would be consumed in 15 minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever. Walls’ complex and conflicting thoughts about her parents and childhood are apparent throughout; when she’s writing about her youth,
she writes with the rose-tinted glasses of a young girl who loves her family, yet as she grows she begins to see the shadows of reality creeping in - her father’s alcoholism, her mother’s selfish behaviour, the lack of food in the cupboards as a parental failure and not a
normality. As the dysfunction of the family escalates, Jeannette and her brother and sisters have to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weather their parents’ betrayals and, finally, find the resources and will to leave home. Some members found the experience of the children sad and depressing, feeling resentment towards the mother and father, however noted the author was quite honouring in the way she wrote about her family, in that it was not judgemental and interspersed with humour. This led some members to comment the author was too factual in her recount, being devoid of emotion, leaving the reader to come to their own judgement of the characters. However readers experienced the book, the discussion
September has been a busy month for local CFS volunteers. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents [MVA] have topped the call-outs this month, followed by vehicle fires and burn offs getting out of control. Some important notes for residents to take away from recent events: Ensure your loads are secure; The driver of every vehicle accident must: stop at the scene, exchange details of driver and vehicle, and vehicle owners’ details, to any driver involved, any person injured or the owner of damaged property [Australian Road Rules reg 287(3)]. Be aware of weather conditions before any burn-off, as they can
Sharon Boobyer reports: quickly get out of control. When you see emergency service vehicles on the road with flashing lights, safely move your vehicle to the left side of the road and reduce speed or stop When passing a stationary emergency service vehicle with flashing lights reduce your speed to 25km/hr. For easy reference the CFS website is a wealth of information with a 5-minute bushfire plan; fire danger ratings; incidents; and more at your fingertips. Visit https://www. cfs.sa.gov.au/site/home.jsp On a brighter note we had seven members that ran in the
held was interesting and lively, each member reflecting on their own experiences growing up, and considered how this may reflect upon an individual in adulthood. Next month’s book is ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng.
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City to Bay Fun Run on Sunday September 15, raising funds for the CFS Foundation. Well done guys! (check out their photo in Double Take of the Echo). Wishing you all safe travels over the upcoming school holidays and October long weekend. If you are interested in volunteering no previous experience is required. Senior training nights are held every Monday except public holidays, come down any time between 7-9pm. Cadets aged 11-16 are held every second Wednesday 5.307pm during school terms at the Two Wells CFS Station, Wells Rd, Two Wells. Stay Safe
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CFS volunteers run for a good cause These Two Wells CFS volunteers stood out for all the right reasons last month when they took part in the popular City to Bay Fun Run on Sunday September 15. Raising funds for the CFS Foundation the seven members, pictured right, from left were local members Emmanuel Bombardieri, Jack Harris, Daniel Marron, Luke Harris, Emma Woodroofe, Anthony Moyle and Paige Scott. Well done guys, it was quite a warm day that day, so good on you for getting out there in your hot, protective, and not-very-comfortablerunning clothing. Wait a minute, you guys are used to the heat right? We take out hats off to all CFS volunteers and thank you for your service.
This day is celebrated on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. This day is used to spread the message of non-violence through education and public awareness with a desire to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Lewiston local, and breast cancer survivor, Christine Smith, is holding a trivia night on Saturday November 2, at the Two Wells Community Centre, to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Council. The cost is $20 per person, with children under 15 years old, $10. It will be a fun filled night with a door prize, silent auction, raffles and games! Come along and if you’re brave enough, dye your hair pink on the night. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. BYO food and drinks. Contact Christine on 0484 583 848 for more information.
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October 1 International Day for the Elderly/Older Persons Almost 700 million people are now over the age of 60. By 2050, two billion people, over 20 percent of the world’s population will be 60 or older. The International Day for Older Persons promotes the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by older persons.
October 2 - International Day of Non-Violence.
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Let’s chat about positivity, the law of attraction, the rules of karma! Haven’t heard of this? Well it goes a little something like this……you get out what you put it. And I’m not just talking about calorie intake versus energy expended. I’m banging on about a good vibe’s mantra. There’s a well-known quote, attributed to various well-known historical figures, that has been heavily circulated via social media in various versions: “Your beliefs become your thoughts Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your actions, Your actions become your habits, Your habits become your values, Your values become your destiny.” Not familiar with it? Here’s another one: “We are what we think. All that arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with an impure mind And trouble will follow you As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.” This resonates with me, particularly 10 seconds immediately after reading it when I’m scrolling through facebook, or when reflecting on life’s challenges. I try to remain positive; positive thoughts, positive actions…..but inevitably I fall off the wagon at times. I shake my fist at the sky demanding, ‘why me?’. I allow impatience and irritability to infiltrate my conscience, and my perspective is subsequently tainted with negativity. So, I attempt a reboot with a personal forehead slap. I change my soundtrack. Take deep breaths. And recognise the heavy cloud of pessimism is my responsibility to blow away.
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You can take the law of attraction, rules of karma, and the old adage of “what goes around, comes around”, with a grain of salt. But as I did a google search for ‘cheap flights to New York’ the other day, and was then inundated with copious amounts of promotional material via facebook from random sources on the same subject, it dawned on me that the internet is somewhat a mini version of our own universe that we navigate. What we put in, is what we get out. We are bombarded with a direct reflection of our input. And I made the correlation to my everyday life - the vibes I, both consciously and unconsciously, emit into the universe are reflected back to me. It made sense. So I guess what I’m trying to say is, something Monty Python already articulated so superbly in 1979…… “Some things in life are bad They can really make you mad Other things just make you swear and curse When you’re chewing on life’s gristle Don’t grumble, give a whistle And this’ll help things turn out for the best…….. Always look on the bright side of life.” How about you Bec? How do you tackle the daily grind? What little of pearls of wisdom have you taken on board throughout your time to help you to soldier on throughout life’s ups and downs? Positive thinking. Growth mindsets. These are the catchcries of today’s modern world Nat. They are being applied in work environments throughout the world and
taught in classrooms across the country, and they’re not wrong. We do get out what we put in. We are more likely to have a positive outcome if we approach something with positivity instead of fear or negativity. People, especially children, can and will achieve more if supported, encouraged and challenged. Understanding that mistakes are just stepping stones to learning; that to attempt something new is so much bigger than to give up; and that kindness is a world-wide language everyone can understand, is something we all need to appreciate. I’ve recently come across a new educational model being taught in our classrooms; the Berry Street Education Model. This model, known as the BSEM, focuses on a proactive and positive approach to behaviour, where students learn to recognise their physical and emotional selves and the changes that occur within them when they are escalating or becoming unfocused and feeling anxious. Through BSEM practices, students not only learn strategies of what to do in these situations but also the importance of recognising and understanding what is happening inside their bodies at that moment. Applied practically in a classroom, BSEM could look something like this:
each class starts the day with a “Welcome Circle” where everybody is acknowledged and made to feel welcome. Students are taught practical strategies to help themselves in difficult situations, and the day could end with a “What Went Well” discussion. The research tells us that finding a positive, even if it’s been a hard day, is essential for well-being. If you’ve ever read the book “Pollyanna” by Eleanor H. Porter you’ll know what I mean when I mention “the glad game”. The book’s ever-optimistic heroine, Pollyanna is a child well ahead of her time, and even when struck down with illness, the power of positivity and her father’s “glad game” helps her through. Books and films are often the mediums through which human interactions, emotions and dispositions are studied. It’s hard to believe that the classic 1990s film “Forrest Gump” can have the same emotional impact even if you watch it once or 10 times. Aside from depicting everyday drama many people can relate to, the movie itself is a major life lesson – we can always succeed if we believe in ourselves. But, we also need someone to encourage and not give up on us when we’re in doubt. While Forrest said “you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on, Pollyanna said it even better: “there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it.” Good hunting everyone. “My mama always told me that miracles happen every day. Some people don’t think so, but they do.” – Forrest Gump
October 5 is World Teacher’s Day, a day to focus on appreciating, assessing and improving the educators of the world. Go on, take your teacher a bunch of flowers, an apple, or just say thanks. But you’ll have to do it on Friday the 4th…….October 5 is a Saturday, and believe it or not, teachers don’t live in the classroom!
October 6 Daylight Savings Starts, move your clocks forward an hour at 2am.
October 10 - World Mental Health Day World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
October 12 - World Migratory Bird Day Celebrated twice a year, on the Second Saturday in May and in October, WMBD aims to reach a broader audience and amplify its message for bird conservation. As a new global platform that unifies efforts worldwide, WMBD will be reinforcing education and awareness-raising about the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats at all different levels, in all parts of the world.
October 31 - Halloween Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping the growing popularity of Halloween, and who can deny the excitement of young children, and sometimes adults, gain from dressing up and door knocking for treats. Traditionally, Halloween is observing the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints(hallows), martyrs, and all the faithful departed. www.twowellsecho.com.au
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Foxes mark three decades ANGLE Vale Foxes Soccer Club celebrated 30 years of community sportsmanship at Virgara Winery on Saturday September 22. Club president, Lou Sappio, cut the celebratory cake with City of Playford Mayor, Glenn Docherty, on behalf of the club’s 260 playing members. Playford councillors, Peter Rentoulis and Clint Marsh, were also in attendance, assisting with the ceremonies and offering their support to the club that boasts 19 teams. The carnival rides were thoroughly enjoyed by the players and their families who topped off a fantastic 2019 playing season.
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Flying around the course in the barrel race event was Erin Harding on Thistle.
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Enjoying a game of mini-golf last month were Two Wells ladies’ golfers, from left, Pauline Donlon, Kath Stubing, Leanne Brooks, Candace Emmins, Judi Frost and Jen Rowe. Absent Deb Lamont and Mara Thiele.
Ladies wrap up golf season AN end-of-season excursion for the Two Wells Golf Club’s ladies saw them pop up to Tanunda Bowland for 18 holes of putt putt last month. Much fun and laughter was enjoyed by all and it was over all too quickly. Afterwards the ladies made their way to Tanunda’s main street for some retail therapy followed by lunch. Next it was a leisurely visit to the Tanunda chocolate facility
for coffee and cake and of course chocolate. Tuesday September 24 was the girls’ final day for season 2019 and the following ladies were presented with trophies for their success during the season: Kath Stubing (Club Champion and Handicap Champion, runner up Stableford trophy, Eclectic trophy and runner up Medley trophy), Jen Rowe (putting trophy), Judi Frost (runner up Champion and runner up Handicap Cham-
pion, and Stableford trophy winner). Deb Lamont won the Kath Stubing Medley trophy. The ladies would love to see a few more competitors out on the course next year, so if you’re free on a Tuesday morning, why not join these happy and welcoming bunch in 2020? They would love to see you. Contact Kath Stubing on 0427 803 349 or Judi Frost on 0427 417 905 for more information.
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APEC Slack Hack stars ADELAIDE Plains Equestrian Club (APEC) held its fourth annual Slack Hack event on Sunday September 22 at the club’s new home base in Lewiston, Clara Harniman Reserve. While clouds threatened, the weather stayed clear, if a little windy, for the 30-plus riders and large number of spectators attending. English and Western classes
including groundwork, smartest on parade and educated horse or pony were held in the morning and a variety of fun games in the afternoon. There was something for everyone including a barrel racing event, longest tail competition, best trick event and costume parade. Congratulations to Sportsmanship Award winners for the day; Mackenzie Clark (Ring 1), Lauren
Mackenzie Clark is all smiles on Dayman, led by mum Sarah Pfieffer.
Wakefield (Ring 2) and Charmaine Kopp (Ring 3). The club’s next event is a come and try obstacle, horse agility and equine development session on Sunday October 27 which will feature Sharyna Sharman from Consciously You. For all the details and to secure your spot look APEC up on Facebook or visit https://adelaideplainsequestrianclub.weebly.com/
APEC president Sam Dragon leads Savanna Tuckwell on Comet.
LEFT: Waiting for the judge to announce ribbons were Mackaydee Cleland, Mackenzie Geister and Clancy Skene with his dad Tristan.
Nicole Kopp participating in the groundwork class.
Enjoying the Western event was Charmaine Koop. PHOTOS: NIGEL WEHR PHOTOGRAPHY
Healey to ride at National Pony Club champs Bec O’Brien reports: THE world of dressage is a happy place for 15-year-old Lewiston horserider Kayla Healey. In Year 10 at Trinity College, Kayla has been selected to represent the state at this month’s Pony Club Australia National Championships to be held from October 7-14 at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre. This championship event has representatives from all states compete in a variety of equestrian disciplines including dressage, show jumping, eventing, games and tetrathlon. Kayla has been selected as part of the dressage team and has been riding for the past six years. She has however, been immersed in the horse world from a young age, with mum Bev a former eventer and fellow Two Wells Equestrian and Pony Club (TWEPC) member. “I used to ride my mum’s horse, then I started having riding lessons and eventually I got my own horse,” Kayla explained. “I love working with and being around horses, making new friends through the equine community and the rewarding feeling of achieving a goal with your horse as a team.” While for some the dressage ring can be a daunting place, Kayla enjoys the challenge of this often difficult and highly skilled riding discipline. “Dressage as well as show jumping are my favourite disci-
plines,” she said. “Dressage is one of my favourite as I like learning more advanced movements and then putting it together in a test, and show jumping because it’s enjoyable.” A member of TWEPC for almost four years, Kayla regularly competes at local eventing competitions, dressage days and shows. The state selection process was a comprehensive one, with Kayla taking part in events at novice level (for junior riders), where a certain percentage score, combined with competing at State Championships and clinics, helped cement her place in the state team. The national championships are a big deal and Kayla and her
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14-year-old Australian Stock horse, Wicky, have been training for months. The pair attends clinics with dressage coach Heather Lundquist, have regular lessons with Anne Smith and have joined the South Australian Dressage Association where they compete at Novice and Elementary levels. “My mum has helped me a lot with my dressage work at home also,” Kayla said. “I am feeling extremely excited and prepared,however somewhat nervous as this is my first national championship.” Kayla hopes this experience will be one of many in the dressage arena for herself and Wicky, ABOVE: Kayla is action on Wicky in the dressage ring. and aspires to also compete in the show jumping ring down the track. ABOVE LEFT: Lewiston rider, Kayla Healey is off to the National Pony Club Best of luck Kayla. Championships this month with her horse Wicky.
Roosters too strong in APNA A4s A4 VIRGINIA 24 def by TWO WELLS 29 TWO Wells started well and had a run of six goals straight before Virginia responded to stay within two goals at the quarter break. Two Wells was relentless in defence and limited Virginia to two goals for the quarter. Sharnie Kent went into GA for TW which had a definite impact on the team’s confidence and game and gave them a handy nine goal lead at the half time break. VIR 8 - TW 17 A4 PREMIERS – TWO WELLS: (back L-R) Sarah Dinham, Kiara Hamblen, Dana Virginia made a large number Oxenham, Jenny Cocks (coach), Lauren Wright, Jacinta Leighton, Lisa Blanchard, of changes hoping to create some-
(front) Tayla Oxenham, Sammy Stevenson, Sharnie Kent and Jamie Dinham.
ABOVE: Soccer Dad and Under 12 lines-person, Mick Sergi, in full flight on the Ninja Warrior course at VUSC’s end of season celebrations last month.
RIGHT: VUSC Under 12 Best and Fairest player Hoan Nguyen in action against Tea Tree Gully Strikers.
thing and get back into the game in what was a very low scoring quarter and evenly matched all over the court. In the fourth quarter, Leticia Rickett went in at GS to combine well with GA Candice Brown and made a massive impact shooting three quick goals boosting Virginia’s confidence. Virginia slowly drew the score back. The last few minutes were nail biting to watch but unfortunately Virginia left their run too late and Two Wells took the win. Best on court: Two Wells - Jamie Dinham
A4 Best on Court Jamie Dinham.
VUSC Development Squad members included Elisabella Bombardieri, Teresa Bombardieri, Fabian Gligoria, Orlando Edson, Scarlett Goodman, James Bruno, Alex Cross, Willow Edson, Vinnie Schwab, Mason Martin, Oliver Fimmano and Marco Ienco-Norris.
United wraps up 2019 THE weather was kind to Virginia United Soccer Club on Saturday September 21, allowing the club to celebrate the end of the soccer season with a fabulous day outdoors. Thanks to the club’s generous sponsors, players and their families enjoyed a Ninja Warrior course, face painting, fairy floss,
delicious wood oven pizzas and soccer activities before the formal proceedings. All members of each of the five teams, along with the development squad, were acknowledged for their participation with trophies. Additionally, each team recognised the players deemed to be
the most improved, best and fairest, and best and fairest runner up. Congratulations on a great season to everyone at the club, particularly club president and secretary Vince and Alana Bombardieri, and all other volunteers. Full details and pictures from the day can be found on the VUSC Facebook page.
Solid fortnight for Virginia Under 12s September 7 Virginia United 5 def Tea Tree Gully United 2 VIRGINIA started slowly and was subdued for most of the first half which allowed Tea Tree Gully to dictate play for large spells. The Gully opened the scoring some 10 minutes in and quickly added a second with a fine strike from number 16 into the top right hand corner of the Virginia goal. Virginia was unlucky not to reply when number five Seth Greig struck a well placed effort to the keeper’s left only to see it hit the outside of the post and bounce to safety. The first half ended with Tea Tree Gully leading 2-0. The second half saw a complete turn-
VUSC U12 coach Mark Palethorpe reports: around from Virginia and with newfound determination they managed to find the net on five occasions. The first goal came through Flynn Sheedy-Palethorpe who after running down the left wing combined neatly with Luke Di Manno and shot the ball into the centre of the Gully net. Virginia were now determined to level the scores and shortly afterwards goal number two came via a passage of play from deep in Virginia’s defence, culminating in a sweet strike by Tate Callus into the top right hand corner of the goal. Jack Fagan added goal number three after latching on to a loose ball following
a fantastic solo run by Virginia’s sweeper Peter Sergi from the heart of defence. The fourth goal was created by Rueben Callus who ran down the right wing and provided the cross for Luke Di Manno to produce a neat finish beyond the Gully keeper. Rueben Callus then added goal number five after some clever link up play with Hoan Nguyen and brother Tate Callus who provided the cross. Any threat to Virginia’s goal in the second half was eliminated by a stoic defensive display from the entire Virginia team.
September 14 St. Augustines 3 drew with Virginia United 3 VIRGINIA started the game brightly
and dictated play for most of the first half. Flynn Sheedy-Palethorpe went close on two minutes only to see his effort saved by the St. Augustine’s keeper. Tate Callus opened the scoring for Virginia four minutes in with a well executed goal and centre forward Jack Fagan added Virginia’s second on 11 minutes with an opportunistic strike. St. Augustine’s rarely threatened but when they did Virginia’s Defence coped well, marshalled by Rueben Callus replacing the injured Peter Sergi as sweeper. The teams entered the half-time break with Virginia comfortably leading 2-0. The second half saw a decrease in Virginia’s performance levels, which subsequently allowed St. Augustines to dictate play.
With some slack marking by Virginia and some fine interplay from St.Augustines they levelled the scores with two quick goals. Virginia then decided to up the ante and took the lead for the second time, with some 15 minutes remaining, by a well placed effort from Jye Dickson low and into the left hand corner of the goal. Virginia tried to maintain the lead but St. Augustines found a way through the otherwise tight Virginia defence and levelled the match for the second time. Stand out performances were Dexter Connolly playing up front and Tate Callus in a midfield role for Virginia and also the St. Augustines goalkeeper who saved his side on a number of occasions by bravely diving at the feet of the Virginia strikers to thwart attempts on goal.
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U17 senior colts football trophy winners Daniel Forbes (coaches award), Declan Morrison (coaches award), Jake Platt (B/F), Samuel Harnas (R/U) and James Richards (best team man). PHOTOS & REPORT: BEC Oâ€™BRIEN
13A&U trophy winners Grace Williams (coaches award) and Brianna Magro (B/F). Absent Amber Platt (R/U).
U14 junior colts football trophy winners Jacob Pellizzari (best teamman), Jack Hankins (B/F), Dylan Henwood (R/U), Daniel Daly (most improved) and Blake Harris (coaches award).
Junior Roosters wrap things up THE Two Wells Football and Netball Sporting Club held its junior presentations on Sunday September 22 with a barbecue lunch enjoyed by all in the spring sunshine despite rain threatening throughout the afternoon.
The young stars of the future were recognised with various awards and trophies and the future looks bright for the years ahead at the club. The senior colts won consecutive U17 premierships, and over at the courts, the 13A & Under, and
the 15 and Under netballers just missed out on a grand final win. The 17 and Under netballers also saw finals action but were knocked out in the preliminary final. Congratulations to all teams and individual trophy winners.
15&U netball trophy winners Montana Wallace (coaches award), Jazlyn Southwell (R/U) and Montana Panella (B/F). Two Wells Echo, October, 2018
13B&U trophy winners Tennille Dudley (coaches award), Matilda Smans (R/U) and Madison Bailley (R/U). Absent Victoria Gray (B/F).
17&U netball trophy winners Ella Goodson (coaches award), Ashlee Filko (R/U) and Carla Harris (B/F). www.twowellsecho.com.au
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Barnett runner up in 18s state medal count Former Two Wells footballer, Luke Barnett, was awarded runner-up in the 2019 McCallum-Tomkins Medal this year. This medal is awarded to the best and fairest Under 18 state league player of the season, as judged by the umpires. Barnett, who played his junior football at Two Wells, missed out on the top honour by two votes to North Adelaide
Bec O’Brien reports: midfielder Harrison Magor. A member of the successful Woodville-West Torrens U18 side this year, which finished top of the ladder, Luke started the year on the forward flank. Later he was given the opportunity to play in the midfield, where he has since
starred. Luke was a member of the Two Wells A Grade premiership side in 2018 and his home club is thrilled with his success. “Obviously he has an exciting future in the game at the next level and we wish him well for the future,” Two Wells Football Club president, Michael Slattery said. Congratulations Luke.
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The Echo was founded in 1978 and originally printed as an A4 single sheet newsletter. In 2010, Papers & Publications trading as the Plains P...
Published on Oct 2, 2019
The Echo was founded in 1978 and originally printed as an A4 single sheet newsletter. In 2010, Papers & Publications trading as the Plains P...