First success for foodies

The first group of 10 “Community Foodies” has graduated, equipped with the knowledge to advise the community about healthy eating choices. Graduates who completed the course in Balaklava included Alan Johnson, Barb Rogers, Carolyn Cordon, Kathryn Mahony, Shirley Henstridge, Jill Stewart, Pam Holloway, Debra Reinhardt, Bevan Dangerfield and Roweena Tiller. The group recently completed a […]

Chance to join the party planning

Brinkworth • A public meeting to discuss this year’s Community Christmas Party will be held in the Memorial Hall Supper Room on Monday, August 3 at 7pm. Called by the Brinkworth Progress Association, the meeting is seeking ideas from residents about what sort of celebration will be held and ways in which the community can […]

Thieves cause double trouble

Two Wells • Electrical items, jewellery, clothing and money were stolen from two homes on Aunger road, Lewiston, on Tuesday last week. Offenders smashed in doors to gain entry, and police were able to obtain evidence from one of the victim’s homes and hope it will lead them to the offender. • Two days later, […]

Support is there for abuse victims

Sue tells her story to encourage others to seek help By Karen Petney AS a society, we are aware Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) occurs – but it’s fair to say the average person is not aware of its frequency, effects later in life or how to deal with it. Port Wakefield resident, Sue Felby, was […]

Who will be our Face of the Cup?

      At 17, Balaklava’s Sharayah Kowalick (above) is the youngest of the entrants vying to be the Face of the Balaklava Cup, coming up in September.     And Primo employee Kylie Kuchel, who lives in Tanunda, is another stunning young woman with a local connection. Entries closed last Friday, and included four […]

Ag Bureau honour Es

Whitwarta farmer Es Hoepner has seen plenty of developments through his career, from the transition of horses to tractors through to direct drilling and autosteer. And last week, he was honoured to be acknowledged for 60 years of Ag Bureau membership. Es officially joined the Whitwarta Agricultural Bureau in 1948 when he left school, but […]

A stranger is a friend you have yet to meet

EVER felt as though you are between a rock and a hard place? That must be the way some people must be feeling over the increasing outcry relating to low rental housing proposed for Balaklava’s Wattle Ridge estate. You will read elsewhere in the Plains Producer of the concerns of residents who have recently purchased […]

Wattle Ridge residents’ concern:

Will it be low cost or lower value? Locals have raised concerns of falling house values and decreased demand for existing rental homes in the wake of the announcement of 40 low cost rental homes to be built in two years. The homes, to be built by developer Colin Steinert and managed by Lutheran Community […]