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ANZAC day services

What fate awaited them? Members of 13th Battalion, AIF, occupying Quinn’s Post on the heights above Anzac Cove in 1915. Identified left to right: Back row: Glasgow (probably 1015 Private Alexander James Glasgow); McRae (a New Zealander); unidentified. Front row: Fenn (probably 255 Private Samuel James Fenn died of wounds May 30, 1915); Ward (unable to further identify); Lance Sergeant ‘Curly’ Rogers (probably 905 John Rogers, killed in action 3 May 1915). – Photo courtesy of the Australian War Memorial collection.

Anzac Day services will be held around the district on Friday, April 25. Services will commemorate the sacrifice made by Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peace keeping missions. Read the full story in our online edition:

Mallala camping conflict

I WOULD like to express my concerns about the minority of people staying in the free camping ground at the Mallala Oval. Read the full story in our online edition:

CWA welcomes travellers

Travellers, Helen Roberts and Dale Hennessy, judge Mallala CWA's “Blooms of the Month.”

CWA has been off to a busy start for the year. The group’s first dinner meeting of the year was held on March 6 when guests enjoyed delicious casseroles with rice, quiches, followed by fruit salad and icecream. Read the full story in our online edition:

New truck for Alma brigade

Pictured with the new truck are from left: Alma Lieutenant, Ian Wedding and captain, Richard Gregory, with members Hayley McGrice, Joseph Gregory, Brett Freebairn, Regional Officer, Tony Whitehorn, Peter Freebairn, Gavin Branson, in and outgoing Wakefield Group Officers, Phil Duffield and Syd Martin.

ALMA CFS took delivery of a brand new Isuzu FTS800 Crew fire truck last Wednesday afternoon. Read the full story in our online edition:

Sports voucher ‘be active’ plan

WORK has started on the new irrigation system at Balaklava Oval. Staff from Mid North Irrigation started laying underground pipes last week and are expected to be finished by next Thursday, allowing football training to resume. Players moved to school ovals in the interim.
The irrigation system was partly funded by a State government Community Recreation and Sports Facilities grant of $100,000. The oval is expected to be ready for the first Balaklava home game on May 3.

All primary school-age children will receive an annual voucher for $50 towards their sports club fees under a re-elected Labor government. Read the full story in our online edition:

Red Cross receives heart-starter

HAND-OVER of the defibrillator (from left) Long Plains Red Cross president, Gwen Secomb, Alf Sobczak, Dennis Cook, Alison Pym and Sharyn Mitten.

LONG Plains Red Cross received a reviving gift of sorts last week, when the group was presented with a defibrillator machine. Read the full story in our online edition:

Country Health SA advises locals to seek heat relief at hospitals

We all know it’s hot –  very hot. But what do you do, and where do you go to cool down, when it’s too hot at home? Read the full story in our online edition:

Balaklava generous? Tell us something we didn’t know!

Lutheran pastor, Jim Bryan, says with seven churches many people are Christians, “doing God’s work.”

We’ve been informed about something many of us knew already – Balaklava is the most generous town in South Australia, with 7.2 out of every 10 taxpayers donating an average of $303.40. Read the full story in our online edition:

Concerns raised on campers

MALLALA oval’s camping area has raised concerns, with allegations tents have been pitched on the playing arena, outside the designated camping zone. Read the full story in our online edition:

Welcome change for mums and babies


Changing your baby’s nappy is now as easy as ABC, with the installation of another baby change table at the public toilets adjacent to the Wakefield Regional Council office. Read the full story in our online edition:

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