Tennis reports – November 24 2010

Balaklava night The name ‘Geriatric night tennis’ seems more appropriate after the spate of recent injuries and strains of the young at heart tennis players. If anyone sees the recuperating ‘achilles snapper’ Brenton Read, feel free to sign his foot cast! And a reminder to all that subs are overdue, and where possible, please try […]

Three tourism awards

Three tourism businesses in the Clare Valley were recognised at last Thursday night’s 2010 South Australian tourism awards. Knappstein Enterprise Winery and  Brewery, Brice Hill Country Lodge and the Riesling Trail and Clare Valley Cottages all received silver medals for their high standard of entries in their respective categories. More than 620 people from the […]

Fundraising team helps Mallala hospital to financial health

Five years after forming, the Mallala Community Hospital ‘Fundraising for the Future’ sub-committee has reached its target of $150,000 to contribute to the hospital’s sustainability. Chairman of the subcommittee, Macdonald Crabb, said it had been an incredible feat for the hard working team, consisting of Denise Goward, John Farrelly, Paul Angus, Jim Franks and David […]

Nicholas here for Christmas show

In a one and only South Australian performance, Balaklava will host one of London’s up and coming opera singers. Nicholas Lester, who grew up in Balaklava, is an emerging baritone in the UK opera scene. A son of Balaklava identities David and Chris Lester, Nicholas recently graduated from the National Opera Studio in London. The […]

Police act on assaults

Local police were kept busy attending several domestic violence-related incidents last week and over the weekend. A 41-year-old Beaufort man was arrested and charged with alleged aggravated assault on Tuesday, November 16 in Balaklava. Police say the offence was against a former partner. He was bailed to appear in court at a later date. In […]

Twist to council start

Wakefield Regional Council’s (WRC) new team of elected members will meet for the first time tonight – and CEO, Phil Barry, says challenges to be faced by councillors were exciting, but best achieved through team work. Mr Barry encouraged new councillors to “pursue opportunities for the community and economic growth.” “Council will need to do […]

Get set and.go!

THIS was the scene at Viterra’s grain handling facility at Bowmans this week with grain trucks awaiting sampling as harvest really kicks in. New grain  bunkers are being constructed at Bowmans in anticipation of a bumper harvest and AMG’s lentils silos also are coming on line this week (see page 8). And as warm weather […]