Harvest under way

Early canola, peas and lentils are being harvested in earnest as the mild conditions continue, allowing crops to ripen and fill at a better rate. Last weekend’s wind, rain and hail were devastating for many growers of lentils as the stormy weather stripped yield by up to 50 per cent, with ripe lentils ending up […]

The state of the market

Canola News from Paul Lange, Centre State Exports:  The outlook for canola remains fairly stable and positive. Overall supply of actual canola (not oilseeds in general, but canola specifically) is still relatively tight.  Other veggie oils such as soybean and palm oil can be substituted in some markets but many need canola. Demand into Europe […]

Huge Hoops numbers this year

The Aussie Hoops program got under way on Friday night and the number of young faces who turned up even surprised the organisers, with around 60 young basketballers fronting up. The smiles and excitement were infectious and many cannot wait for next Friday night to roll around again. The first trials for Country Champs teams […]

Pink wins Clare primary sports day

Clare Primary School held its sports day recently, with Pink winning overall, followed by Ashton in second place, Maynard third and Knappstein fourth. Individual results included: Year 3 girls championship 1st Larni Cook 2nd Aysha Salt Year 3 boys 1st Cody Harrold and Mitchell Quinton 2nd Darcy Vasek and Riley Griffin Year 4 girls 1st […]

Visitors rule Roo Park

BOOLEROO-Willowie chased down and passed Orroroo’s total while hardly raising a sweat at Roo Park Saturday. Orroroo batted first and came in with a modest 6/176 off its 40 overs. The early loss of Matt Kuerschner for three runs at 1/10 should have inspired Booleroo-Willowie’s bowlers but the three-pronged attack of David Clarke, Dion Foulis […]

Rams appoint Cooper as coach

“The field’s been the top two for a long while, no one’s been able to really muster them up for a little while, it’s always been the top two strong sides, you want to give them top two a nudge and get a game style that can keep with them, physical and fitness wise.” Cooper […]

Darcy our next STAR leader

Burra Community School student, Darcy Cousins (pictured right), has been selected to participate in the STAR Group Youth Leadership Camp, to be held at the Echunga Police Reserve, in January 2018. All South Australian secondary schools were offered the opportunity to nominate one student who has demonstrated attributes such as leadership skills, sound and logical […]

Radiant art work

The annual Balaklava and Riverton High Schools Art Exhibition, Radiance, officially opened last Wednesday at Balaklava Courthouse Gallery. The art exhibition has been running for six years, started initially by Balaklava, with Riverton joining in 2014. The first exhibition in 2012 was started to provide an opportunity for students to present their work in a […]