Angst over Balaklava hospital’s future

A stall in doctor contract agreements at Wakefield Plains Medical Clinic has led to a locum doctor now slotted in to provide 24/7 emergency cover at Balaklava hospital. Last week SA Health told Plains Producer an “expiry of contract” has occurred between the doctors at the Wakefield Plains Medical Clinic and the Balaklava Soldiers’ Memorial […]

School accepts prestigious trophy

Booleroo Centre District School (BCDS) was last week awarded the Prince Albert Trophy in recognition of the role it has played in the path of former student, 2021 Rhodes Scholar Justin Clarke. Justin, with Education Minister John Gardner and other dignitaries, visited the school for a special assembly to present the prestigious award. The purpose […]

Bundaleer event centre grant boost

Bundaleer’s new event centre has been given a federal government boost, securing a $56,210 grant for storage and equipment for the facility. Bundaleer Forest Community Areas Association (BFCAA) Incorporated successfully applied for funding through the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) under its Tackling Tough Times Together program. BFCAA project officer Greg Boston said […]

Balaklava Eisteddfod seeks help

The Balaklava Eisteddfod is back for its 25th year of celebrating  performing arts. Suffering from the COVID-19 reach that forced most performing arts events into hibernation, the Eisteddfod was postponed in 2020 and will make its grand return at the end of July. In a modified two-day format, the Balaklava Eisteddfod Society will host 24 […]

Bottoms up: Owen artist wows town

A new mural splashed across the Owen Recycling Depot probably features your favourite canned drink, as local artist ‘Ming’ I Nyoman Sumadi completed his latest addition to the town’s streetscape. The mural took less than three weekends to complete, with the medium of corrugated iron proving a difficult canvas to paint. Owen Recycling Depot business […]

Award honours nurse excellence

Clare expat Sophie Dohnt has been awarded the Minister for Health and Wellbeing Humanitarian Award at the 2020/21 SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards, announced in Adelaide this month. Sophie, an intensive care nurse now working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, is the daughter of Clare residents Paul Dohnt and Mary McInerney and an old […]

Youth to celebrate Burra skate park open space

Burra’s active young people will have the chance to test their skills and stretch their legs on the town’s newly upgraded skate park space which officially opens this Sunday. The $460,000 development includes an extension to the original skate ramp, which has been designed and created by skate park specialists Grind Projects. The area further […]