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The public library has a treat in
store for readers of romance novels.
Best selling Australian rural
romance author, Margareta Osborn,
is visiting the Two
club on Monday,
April 15 at 1pm.
a fifth generation
farmer who has
lived and worked
on the land all of
She has writ-
ten novel ”Bella’s Run” and e-
novella “A Bush Christmas,” and
is on a national tour to promote her
latest novel, “Hope’s Road.”
This free event includes a compli-
mentary afternoon tea, but bookings
are essential by phoning 8520 2100.
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Auburn, Balaklava, Blyth, Brinkworth,
Bute, Clare, Dublin, Gawler, Hamley
Bridge, Kapunda, Lochiel, Lower Light,
Mallala, Manoora, Owen, Pt. Wakefield,
Riverton, Rhynie, Roseworthy,
Saddleworth, Snowtown, Stockport,
Tarlee, Two Wells, Virginia, Wasleys,
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Plains Producer, Wednesday March 20, 2013
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DID YOU KNOW? – In China, grasshoppers fried in sesame oil are eaten like roasted peanuts!
It was the
As time goes by
UNLIKE our previous photos
of men with beards in their young-
er days, here’s one in reverse.
Balaklava’s ZZ top contender,
tough guy, and footy ruckman,
Hayden Walker, didn’t look quite
as tough in his younger days, due
mainly to his clean shaven face!
But this big teddy bear still
has the same smile!
we are not having
regular look-a -
likes this year, we
have had a few
locals come to our
old photo of
now adult son,
(left) from “The
and Beauty and
the Geek star,
A LOCAL family had
some friends around for a
The guests left, and as it
was a hot night, the family
decided to have a quick swim
in their pool.
The kids stripped off and
jumped in, and the parents,
who have obviously mel-
lowed in their old age, also
decided a swim in the “nick”
was a good idea.
Imagine their horror
when a guest returned to
collect his forgotten esky!
Not surprisingly, the parents
didn’t offer to help the friend
load up his esky, instead stay-
ing in the pool with only their
red faces kept above water.
First rehearsal for the June
production, “Spotlight on 30
Years,” is on Sunday, March
24 at 2pm at Horizon Christian
School’s drama suite.
• To help construct its ex-
hibit for “Come Out 2013,”
Balaklava Primary School is
looking for donations of either
plastic or wooden packing
pallets, and off-cuts of Gutter
Guard. And if there’s a handy
person out there who could
help with the construction,
phone the school on 8862 1660.
“Chooks and Chicks” is
meeting at 10am next Wednes-
day, March 27 at the Uniting
Church hall. Everyone wel-
come to come along for a chat
Kapunda’s Harness Racing
Club recently donated $1200
to Clare St John’s Ambulance
for services provided at race
meetings and rodeo. St John’s
was able to purchase a new
stretcher chair to assist with
DID you know today, March 20,
is the first United Nations (UN)
International Day of Happiness?
All member states adopted a
resolution calling for a greater
focus on happiness, and the UN
wants people everywhere to ACT
Affirm the pledge to bring more
happiness to others; Cheer happy
heroes, those who bring happiness
to others; and Take part on the day
by doing something big or small, to
bring happiness to others.
So far, 18,263 people from 130
different countries have pledged
to “be happy” – that’s just over a
whopping 140 people per country.
Wow, that many.
I might be cynical, but somehow
I don’t think this is going to take off.
How about we all try to be happy
all (or most) of the time, and put a
smile on your dial - as you know a
smile confuses a frown!
Smiles and laughing are conta-
gious, so let’s spread them!
It rained in early March 1983.
And it rained some more. (My
garden and tanks could do with
some of that right now!)
Hellfire Creek at Halbury burst
its banks. Railway embankments
near Owen and Korunye were
washed away. Owen received
80mm, Mallala 58, Halbury 60.
Many locals would remember
big floods both here and around
the rest of the state, but how many
can remember Heaslip’s flooded
paddock along the “nine-mile?”
Back in August 1978, as a spe-
cial birthday present for Wayne
Heaslip – yes, that’s our boy above
the paddock was also flooded.
When locals drove past, various
signs and “items” were seen in
the “lake”, such as the Loch Ness
Monster, a shark fin, naked lady
and a yacht.
The local artists remained
anonymous, (although one still
“Bobs” up every now and then,)
and Wayne swears he and his fam-
ily had nothing to do with any of
Maybe Wayne and the local ‘art-
ists’ should get out and do a little
rain dance for us now? Just a little
jig at this stage please.
Calling all helpers
Members of Rhynie Improve-
ment Scheme meet on the first
Tuesday of alternate months, with
the next on April 2 at 7.30pm in the
The group maintains the parking
bay, playground, Baker’s Springs
site and the Railway station, and
seeks volunteers for occasional
work around the town and future
Residents are invited to come
along and have an input on their
• And mark your diaries for “A
Taste of Good Things Rhynie Jazz
Festival” on April 21 from 11am
Marvel at top dogs
Mark your diaries for a double
dog event, with SA Working Sheep-
dogAssociation, in conjunction with
SA Yard Dog Association, hosting
sheepdog trials at Tarlee on the
weekend of April 13 and 14.
You will see skill and patience
needed to work three sheep through
an obstacle course, and skill and
persistence needed to draft and work
a flock of sheep through yards and
into a truck.
OOOPS! Last week’s
photo of Ian Roberts was
actually Don Sommerville. A
thousand apologies to both!
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