Board’s call on Balaklava

THE future of surgical services at Balaklava Hospital lies solely with the Yorke and Northern Health Network Board (YNHNB), according to Frome MP, Geoff Brock. Mr Brock met with State Health Minister, Stephen Wade, last week where Mr Wade revealed he knew nothing about any intention of closing the operating theatre in Balaklava. Surgery lists […]

Men at work

IT was business as usual for Balaklava men yesterday after the doors of the community’s Neighbourhood/Men’s Shed reopened. Earlier this month, the Shed went into recess, with discussions taking place between concerned shed members and Wakefield Regional Council (WRC) about governance issues and dwindling numbers. A public meeting, facilitated by WRC, was held on Monday […]

Sausages fuel training ride for a ‘Brighter Side’

THE ‘Lead Crew’ of the Kade MacDonald Foundation (KMF) event, ‘Ride for a brighter side’ was in the peleton last Friday, February 21 as they held a sausage sizzle in Clare, raising funds and awareness of their cause, ‘Providing pathways for youth mental health and wellbeing’. The bike pedals kept turning between 10.30am and 4.30pm […]

Riverton ANZ announces August exit

RIVERTON will lose its last remaining bank when ANZ closes the doors on its local branch in August. The closure was in line with a general shift towards digital services, according to ANZ South Australia North and West district manager, Amanda Schultz. “Around the country there is an increasing trend for many services to move […]

Highlighting history

HIGHLIGHTING the agricultural history at Saddleworth, an exciting new drawcard has been created for the town, with a life sized horse and sheep dog sculpture now standing proudly in the newly named Bee and Hill Park in the main street. While working in the local Op Shop, volunteers Dora Newhouse and her great friend, the […]

Brock concerned for future of Balaklava hospital

FROME MP, Geoff Brock, has revealed his grave concerns for the future of adequate medical services in the Balaklava and its surrounding communities following the suspension of surgical procedures at the local hospital. Mr Brock wrote to Health and Wellbeing Minister, Stephen Wade, in December last year raising his concerns, after receiving feedback from Balaklava […]

Cultural mural painted for YAC

A beautiful mural is now featured on the facade of the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council work depot on Lennon Street in Clare, thanks to the Clare Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) that helped organise the project. The design was planned and painted by Shane Cook from Street Dreamz, who is an internationally and nationally recognised […]