Marrabel bull ride

Marrabel turned on a great atmosphere for this year’s bull ride, with a fantastic crowd flooding through the gates on Saturday night to watch the Pro Bull Riding action. Riders from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and even New Zealand took on bulls that were new to the circuit, making for very challenging rides, […]

Gleeson gains glory

On Monday February 12 the Clare High School Swimming Carnival was held at the Valley’s Lifestyle Centre. The modified twilight carnival was run after the initial carnival was postponed due to heat. The night demonstrated how student participation, staff commitment and family support can ensure a very successful carnival. A new jump start ensured a […]

Art of the People

Drawing by Raphael Sabu JEMIMA Matters is a very cheeky 10-year-old girl. She’s happy 98 per cent of the time. Her favourite thing to do is to go on outings in the car but at other times her days are filled with swimming, horse riding, bike riding and playing with anything that has wheels. Jemima […]

Great results for class of 2017

The Burra Community School is proud to report on the success of the 2017 graduating class with 10 of the 11 students enrolled achieving great results at the end of their year 12 studies. As in the past, 100 per cent of the year 12 students successfully completed the compulsory SACE components – literacy, numeracy, […]

Talk, laugh and read together

It all starts with you. At 18 weeks pregnant, babies start to hear, and by around week 26, babies in the womb have been shown to respond to voices and noise. There is a strong connection to oral language and how well children do, not just at school, but in forming and maintaining personal and […]

Clare Primary welcomes new faces

New receptions (back, from left) Madison Robson, Georgia Strong, Rafferty O’Shea, Narikan Merat, Evie Spurling, Angus Spurling, Daniel Mill, Caelan Worby, Lachlan Robson, Locky Furner, Cooper Hunter, Asha Zappone, Alec O’Shea, (second row) Liam Schutz, Melissa Henshaw, Rachel Cook, Lily-May Barp, Rubi Stevens, Mia Zanette, Dylan Schutz, Phoebe Hayes, Indigo Dixon, Holdyn Strong, Jack Carpenter, Alistair […]

Fast foodbowl amendment appoval

Adelaide Plains Council CEO, James Miller, has congratulated council staff and elected members on the success of the Northern Food Bowl Development Plan Amendment (DPA) endorsed by Minister for Planning, John Rau, last Thursday. “A really good outcome, one of the fastest moving DPAs in my 12 years of local government,” Mr Miller said at […]

New volunteering philosophy

The Regional Council of Goyder has introduced a new philosophy around volunteering to community members and groups. Council acknowledges the positive impact volunteer groups from across the region have on developing capacity and sustaining local communities. To reflect this, council developed a new policy that will provide roles for volunteers within council in areas such […]

SA Best bets on gaming policy

Opinion is divided on SA-Best’s proposed gaming policy, that is supposedly ‘all about a clear pathway of real, practical reform to transition the SA government and hotels from their poker machine dependence.’ But is this policy really going to help? The SA-Best plan will see a reduction in the number of poker machines while limiting […]