Tigers miss out on a Ram upset

Virginia strengthen their place in the competition A Grade In the A grade match at Long Plains, United had a chance to put a claim on fourth place – a spot which they obtained just last week thanks to their win over HWE. The Tigers’ claims to grab two crucial match points against second placed […]

Peckers steal fourth spot

A grade: Balaklava hosted the Eagles in a crucial match, both sides sitting one game out of the four, the winner likely to return into the four should the Rams beat United. It was the Peckers’ tall options that proved the difference. The Eagles not having the numbers to counter their opposition’s height and marking […]

Magpies crushes Roosters

Two Wells out-classed in Mallala’s best game of the year By Lindsay Nesbit A grade Mallala played what coach Keith Earl described as “one of the best team efforts of the year” when they thrashed Two Wells by 93 points. Aside from a competitive first quarter, Two Wells struggled in each of the remaining three […]

Cash action at auction

‘Relay for life’ group raises $6,000 for cancer fight The Balaklava community dug deep and handed over more than $6000 for cancer on Saturday night. The Ovasholdaboldaholdas hosted a goods and services auction at Balaklava Sports Club following the weekend’s football and netball matches against Hummocks Watchman Eagles. Bids were flying left right and centre, […]

Get a breath of fresh air

Join the fun at Blyth’s big tree planting day Between 25 and 40 people are expected to take part in Blyth’s annual community tree planting on Sunday, (July 26). Three locations have been chosen from suggestions made by residents, including extending the rail corridor from Kybunga to Blyth by a kilometre. Blyth Development Board chairman, […]

Plains community projects on track

‘Tradies’ in short supply but Brinkworth, Owen and Balaklava meet deadline Communities across the Adelaide Plains are beginning to complete projects funded under the Federal government’s economic stimulus package announced late last year. However, others are struggling to finish projects before the September 30 deadline, as many of the projects rely on the same tradespeople. […]

Deanna promoted

DEANNA Fisher, daughter of Neil and Mary Fisher, of Balaklava, recently received a promotion to Lieutanant in the US Navy. She is pictured with Colonel Paul Barton, Commandant of COINSOC (Counter Insuregency Stability Operations Centre). Deanna is currently stationed in Kuwait, participating in a joint exercise with the US Army, Navy and Air Force. Deanna […]

Pamela’s distinguished service award

The annual Red Cross zone conference was held in Balaklava last Wednesday, and the meeting was well attended. It was the first meeting of the new zone, which stretches from Pinery and Long Plains as far as Broken Hill. Owen Red Cross president Pamela Gauthier was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Award, a national award […]

Andrew joins science quest to feed world

When it comes to assisting those in developing countries, most of us are happy to simply give a donation here and there. But Pinery farmer and scientist, Professor Andrew Barr, has a much more hands on role. Mid 2008, Andrew was appointed part of the Board of Trustees of CIMMYT, a global organisation which continually […]