Abseiling wall on the up and up

A PROPOSAL to build a 16-metre high wall as part of an abseil training facility near Beaufort is yet to reach any great heights, with a neighbouring property owner seeking to halt the development. Wakefield Regional Council approved the development proposal, which Mark Simunsen lodged with council in March 2017. The proposal was described as […]

Reaching out to its community

CLARE Valley Community Outreach (CVCO), is an umbrella covering many services benefiting the Clare Valley Region. Formed in 1992 on a wave of spiritual awakening in the Clare Valley for all churches, the CVCO is now in its 26th year of operation. Run entirely by volunteers, the CVCO gift shop, thrift shop and outreach, have […]

Jim makes the move

The congregations of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Balaklava and St John’s Lutheran Church in Auburn bid farewell to pastor Jim Bryan on Sunday, during his final church services. Jim and his wife Colleen, will be retiring to Tanunda in the next week or so, after living and ministering in their community for the past […]

Neighbours save the day…

Local farmers and the CFS have been kept busy in the past week with a number of stubble, hay and shed fires. Last Wednesday, Balaklava’s Shayn Faehrmann arrived home for lunch to see smoke billowing from a shed near his house. The shed didn’t take long to be engulfed in flames, and was completely destroyed, […]