OAM for Mayor Mattey

Regional Council of Goyder Mayor, Peter Mattey has been awarded an OAM in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for service to Local Government, and to the community. Chairman and Mayor of Goyder Council since 2006, Mr Mattey has been Hallett Ward Councillor since 1997, chairman of the District Council of Hallett from 1993 – 1997, […]

History can repeat itself!

South Australia’s History Festival kicked off on April 27 and runs until May 31, with many events being held around the district. Here are some events kicking off this week, with more details next week: Brinkworth: This Sunday, May 5, at the museum – 10am to 4pm. Go and see the memorial stained glass windows […]

Do you want to be star?

Calling all budding actors, directors and musicians – here is a fantastic opportunity for you! Valley Productions is producing a huge community event at Bungaree leading up to Armistice Day, called ‘It’ll Be Over by Christmas”. The script for the performance has been written by well-known Australian director, Roland Rocchiccioli, after liaising with Anthony Kennard […]

Tracy’s a living masterpiece

Long Plains local, Tracy Starr, was transformed into a walking, talking piece of art last Thursday, lending herself as a canvas for body paint artist, Wendy Fantasia – nee Verner, formerly of the Mallala/Two Wells area – to be  photographed for charity So Brave’s 2020 Breast Cancer Fundraiser calendar. Each year, So Brave creates a […]

Hannah to head YMCA

CLARE local, Hannah Salter, was announced as the successful 2019 YMCA Young CEO Movement candidate last week, and will get to spend a day in the chair as YMCA South Australia CEO. As part of the leading not-for-profit’s commitment to empowering young people, YMCAs around Australia will be led by young people, aged 18 to […]

Black Dog ride kicks off

BIKES will be revving for a good cause on Sunday, March 17, as this year’s local Black Dog Ride will kick off in Jamestown. The Black Dog Ride, which was established in 2009, is an annual event held on the same day Australia-wide, which attracts thousands of motorcyclists to bond together and raise awareness for […]

Alan rolls up to 90

Born on February 21, 1929, means Alan Helps will celebrate his 90th birthday tomorrow. Before moving to Mallala, Alan worked on his family’s Edinburgh dairy farm and attributes his longevity to his hard work and bonding with the land. • Pictured: Michelle Helps, Bevan Helps, Dianne Woodford, Paul Woodford, Julie Harford, Kevin Harford, Doris and Alan […]