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LIFESTYLE Your Page
Plains Producer, Wednesday February 20, 2013
find Louise on
with Louise MichaeL
will get you
in the swing
DID YOU KNOW? – When baboons are frightened, they bark like dogs.
you call a
Join the Hampsteads
THIS SUMMERS “DUSTY CREEK
AGRICULTURAL SHOW” IS
GEARING UP TO BE BIGGER
AND BETTER THAN EVER!!
ONCE AGAIN THERE’LL BE
HOLE DIGGIN’ COMPETITIONS,
SNAKE MILKIN’ FOR THE KIDS,
UNTANGLE THE BARBED WIRE
MARATHON, THE RUN NIN’ OF
THE CHICKENS AND MUCH
HMPH, THERE’S SOMETHIN’
ABOUT THIS YEARS SHOW
JUST DOESN'T SOUND RIGHT.
YEAH, ‘THE RUNNIN’
OF THE CHICKENS’ IS
USUALLY IN WINTER.
As time goes by
the catwalk in her
younger days, (in
what looks like a
looks even more
“glam” these days.
Not much has
from that stunning
Committee stepped “back from
the brink” recently when Amanda
Spencer volunteered to accept the
position of secretary-treasurer.
Our Brinkworth corespondent,
ANNE GREEN, reports more than
a year of publicity about the immi-
nent retirement of Chris Bolvig, the
current, long-term holder of both
positions, had failed to find anyone
to step into the breach.
It was looking likely the incor-
porated committee would be forced
As Brinkworth Management
Committee is the “peak body”
for the town, managing the in-
surance and finances of several
sub-committees and representing
the community on various council
committees, as well as assisting
with grant applications, this was
widely regarded as a serious situ-
Wakefield Regional Council
community development officer,
Holly Cowan attended Monday’s
meeting on February 11 to explain
some of the ramifications.
Holly pointed out the manage-
ment committee was responsible
for the production and up-dating of
a strategic plan for the town (essen-
tial for council grants) and bonding
of the various sub-committees, as
well as streamlining communica-
tion between the town and council.
Amanda, who is qualified in
business administration, said she
had only become aware of the dire
situation a couple of weeks ago
and as soon as she realised what
was happening, she volunteered
“Disbanding of the Brinkworth
Management Committee would be
a backward step” she said.
“Brinkworth needs to go for-
wards, not backwards.”
FORGET Gangnam Style,
Balaklava Golf Club is going Bol-
Mark Saturday, April 20, in your
diaries for the annual 100 Club din-
ner, and to spice things up, the night
will have a Bollywood theme.
Maybe Two Wells’ Di Meaney,
might give us a bellydancing, sorry
Bollydancing, display? Everyone is
invited to dress up so start searching
for something ‘Bolly-ish.”
FYI I know one lily white belly
that will not be displayed!
It’s always nice to get some Take 5
feedback, and I know there are some
of you will always let me know what
you think! I was very happy to hear
from Gary Briggs of Stockport, who
tried my banana pancake recipe last
week for Shrove Tuesday.
He said they were very filling
(after his third one!) and were deli-
cious with a dash of maple syrup
and a blob of cream. Thanks Gary,
and I agree, they are simply the best!
March 3 is Clean up Australia
Day. Residents are invited to attend
a clean up at the “Big Blade” at 9am,
focusing on where trees have been
planted. Take your wheelbarrow,
rake and shovel, or just some work
Remember many hands make
light work! Community members
are also invited to give their thoughts
on WRC’s draft Strategic Manage-
A community workshop will
be held at the Community Club on
Monday February 25 from 7-9pm.
World Day of Prayer SA is on
March 1 at 10.30am at the Uniting
Church. This year’s service is from
France with the theme titled “I was
a stranger and you welcomed me.”
Please take a plate for a pooled
lunch afterwards. The service is
open to men and women and is non-
Please phone Diana on 8867 1045
for further info.
The primary school is starting
a coffee morning for parents on
Thursdays at 9am. Everyone invited.
It’s time to get the
calendar out for upcom-
marked the Strawberry
Fete on March 2.
Now write in the dates
for the latest Owen Com-
munity Theatre Group’s
Hall,” on May 18, 19
(matinee), 24 and 25.
Local, Ann Sullivan,
has written, and will
direct, this hilarious play,
(not a musical), which is
certain to have everyone
falling off their seats in
The story is set in Eng-
land in 1939 and based on
the Hampstead family.
Without giving too
much away at this early
stage, the play centres
around the chaos that
follows when an odd as-
sortment of guests visit
hostess, Vivienne Hamp-
stead, for the weekend.
There was a large turn-
out for the casting night,
with those who didn’t
snare a role, keen to still
be involved in some way.
Ann advises this is a
play with adult themes,
and there won’t be chil-
dren’s ticket prices.
Sounds like a great
night out for the parents
only this time! Book up
the babysitters now!
• Reminder Thursday
night tennis is on all
year around, starting at
Players of any, or no,
ability are very welcome!
Pinto Horse Associa-
tion of SA is hoping to
have its new sand based
horse arena in place soon
at Owen oval.
It is hoped this new
addition will encourage
other horse groups to hold
events at the oval.
Try the ‘bush olympics’
If you think you’re the fastest and
strongest person around, why don’t you
prove it at the Bush Olympics on Saturday,
The event is being organised by the
social committee of the football and netball
clubs. Gates will open at 9am, with events
starting at 10am sharp.
There will be a bouncy castle, face paint-
ing and pony rides for the kids, while the
“big” kids can enjoy tug-o-war, egg and
spoon races or arm wrestling, amongst
The biggest show of strength will be in
the tractor pull, and it is rumoured Richard
Gregory is looking forward to showing off
his biceps triceps!
Admission is $2 per person and children
under nine can enter free. Food and bar are
available (no BYO.)
Australian Plants Society is holding its
AGM on Wednesday, February 27, at 8pm
in the Memorial Hall. Marian Wicks and
Pam Pilkington will give a presentation on
their trip to India.
Brinkworth World Day of Prayer ser-
vice is at 7.30pm at St John’s Lutheran
Church, with supper to follow.
New face for ‘Team Brinkworth’
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