Light range hosts shooting masters

Lower Light SOME of Australia’s “crack shots” will target Lower Light in the Masters Games in October. The XIII Australian Masters Games will hold the “fullbore rifle shooting” event in at Lower Light rifle range on the weekend of October 8–9. The SA Rifle Association will also be hosting the State championships at Lower Light […]

Shearers share secrets

IF you have sheep, you’ll need shearers! But it seems they are in fairly short supply. Gun shearer, Blyth local Daryl Andriske, has called it a day and hung up his shearing gear to enjoy retirement. There are a few young lads taking up the challenge around the area but generally shearers are slightly older […]

Page’s Deli rocks Blyth

Blyth residents and Page’s Deli owners Brian and Elaine Page, recently got their shot at fame when Port Pirie radio station, Trax FM, broadcast live from inside the popular deli. Trax FM manager, John Rohde, said they chose to broadcast live from the deli, due to the support of the station by siblings Brian and […]

Scholarships for young volunteers

Young volunteers are being encouraged to apply for a scholarship to help them help others more. The Office for Volunteers Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards reward young South Australians, aged 25 years and under, who volunteer their time and talents to help others in the community. Scholarships are awarded in recognition of young volunteers who are […]

From one ‘experience’ to another

Year 10 students around the district were on Work Experience last week with many taking the chance to try out a week in a career area that interests them. Young Balaklava girl Tenayah Renshaw tried her hand at journalism and other facets of a newspaper at the Plains Producer, whilst Georgina Watts went to the […]

Reason to be proud

Balaklava Year 10 to 12 students from Balaklava High School travelled to Canberra in May for their annual camp, visiting historic places including the Australian War Memorial. So it was a nice surprise to receive in the post, a Certificate of Appreciation from the War Memorial Manager, awarded to the students and staff for their […]

‘Keep the character of Two Wells’…

Resident meeting sends strong message Bec O’Brien reports A central market place where Two Wells locals can hold outdoor events and fetes is a key feature of new planning guidelines for the town recently discussed at a community meeting. About 20 people attended the meeting on Wednesday June 15, where District Council of Mallala (DCM) […]

Can you top these mice tales?

The “mousecapade” stories keep rolling in … and if everyone wasn’t baiting or trapping these pests, I don’t think we’d have any clue about how many mice are around! Local green thumb, Judy Clifford, who is in charge of the plant section at Balaklava Building Supplies, was sick of her plants being eaten by mice, […]

Our micescapades continue

The stories about mice seem to go on and on, with some quite odd and sometimes hilarious things happening around the district. After my recent story on millipedes, it appears we may have found a natural predator for them after all – yes, mice! We have noticed small rings of millipede shells along with blue […]