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Students at the primary school
are currently growing 500 seed-
lings for a local landholder.
The students are working with
teacher, Sonja Marchant, who is a
volunteer Trees for Life grower.
Sonja, who lives at
Saddleworth, has been growing
trees for two years, and thought
it would be good to enlist the help
of her students for this exercise.
• Students Mylo Stocco and
Scott McDermid, are pictured
filling tubes with soil.
Trees will be planted on the
landholder’s property in May.
If you’d like to become a
grower, please contact Trees for
Life on 8406 0500.
•IN other school news, stu-
dents from Owen, Mallala,
Hamley Bridge and Tarlee pri-
mary schools are heading to Owen
swimming pool for their swim-
ming carnival on Friday, March
8. Parents and grandparents are
invited to come along and cheer
on the students. The day makes
a splash from 9.30am.
LOCAL painter and sportsman, Don
Veitch, has trimmed his beard down a bit
these days. Apparently he started growing
it for the 1968 footy grand final, as a lucky
He was following in the footsteps
of Watchman team mate, Balaklava
businessman Robert Whiting, who had
played his best game ever after not
Don did the same, attributing his
sporting achievements, of which there are
oodles, to the beard!
A random thought, and a bit of
trivia, (or waffle!) for you about
movies and names! The other day, my
boys and I were waiting
at the school bus stop,
and the movie Passenger
57 came up.
The movie stars Wes-
ley Snipes as John Cutter.
I jokingly said “Oh
another John, like John
McClane (Die Hard) and
John Connor (Termina-
tor). I suppose it’s John
Dah, yes it is actually
You can see where
this is leading.
John is a very com-
mon name for the lead-
ing man in movies, and
seems to suit their char-
acters well, whether
they’re tough guys, or
Here are some other
characters names John
you might recall: John
Watson (Sherlock Hol-
mes), John Kimble (Kin-
dergarten Cop), John
Hannibal Smith (A-Team), and John
Smith (Mr and Mrs Smith.)
The original John would have to
be the very smooth and refined John
Prentice (Sidney Poitier in the 1967
classic, “Guess who’s coming to
And what about some
for the kids? There’s
John Darling (Peter
Pan) and Long John
Silver (Treasure Island.)
There are many more
characters named John,
with one famous stage
name being John Wayne.
Now, to a man whose
real name is John, (as
in Michael) a big happy
birthday for today (Feb-
Let me know if
you’re named after any
movie stars, named John
If you’re aged be-
tween 16 and 70, not
pregnant, don’t have a
cold or flu, weigh over
45kg and feel fit, you
may be eligible to donate
blood. The Australian
Red Cross Blood Service
mobile unit is visiting Balaklava
Town Hall on Friday, March 15 from
8.30am to 2.30pm. It’s also at Clare
Sports Club from March 12 to 14.
John Rambo ... guns
John Michael ... it’s
candles for him!
•IN another community service
for Dublin and nearby folk, Dublin
History Group is holding a “Starting
out in Genealogy” session on Sunday
March 24 at 2pm.
Richard Sullivan from Genealogy
SA will discuss how to get started
and the best places to look for infor-
mation. Cost is a very cheap $5 and
includes afternoon tea.
• Paddy’s Market is on Sunday,
March 17, from 10am to 4pm. For
stall enquiries, phone 8529 2030.
Kids branching into trees
Join the ‘Hen house’
Chooks and Chicks group
has resumed again, with the
group meeting every Wednesday
morning at 10am in the Uniting
There’s a new project and
entertainment every month, so
why not come along.
• Each week, the Soldiers
Memorial Hall is transformed
into a fitness hall.
Wednesday nights from 7-8pm
sees the big screen pumping out
moves for the Zumba fitness class.
We can’t wait to see local,
Scott Kelly, in his lycra! On
Thursday mornings from 9.30am
to 10.30am, the fitness action
slows down a bit in the Seniors
Slightly less physical exertion
is required than the Zumba ses-
sions, but it’s still all good fun
and a great way to keep active.
Everyone welcome to come
to either session.
World Day of Prayer is being
hosted at the Catholic church this
Friday at 7.30pm.
Fr Mark Sexton is guest speak-
er for this non-denominational
service and everyone is welcome.
Supper provided afterwards.
• Mallala Tennis Club’s re-
scheduled junior tournament is
now on Sunday, March 3.
Contact Douglas Howard on
0458 518 192 asap if you’d like
Artist and venue entry forms
for the South Australian Living
Artists (SALA) festival are avail-
able now until May 20.
The festival will run from
August 2-25, and hopes to bring
artists, venues and audiences
together to celebrate all of our
local living artists. Get forms
online at www.salafestival.com
or phone Penny on 8218 8451.
WE HEARD – A local couple were out in
their boat doing a spot of fishing. Being sunsmart,
the lady had grabbed hats, one for her and one
for her balding husband, and a tube of sunscreen
before heading out.
Alas, when they’d anchored, she had a closer
look at the tube. Sunscreen – yes. For skin – no.
For hair – yes, believe it or not! This is used to
maintain colour in “Di”-yed hair. Not much use
for her arms, feet and face (luckily, or that could
be scary!) or the boss’s head.
Next time she might want to slip on the reading
glasses before grabbing the wrong tube.
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