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WHAT gives a $50 bill its
If I crumple it, it’s still worth
If I jump on it, it’s still worth
If I rub it in the dirt, it’s still
The government makes that
piece of plastic worth $50. If the
government took away its value
it would be worth no more than
a piece of plastic wrap!
What give you your value?
Good grades in school, money
in the bank, good job, great looks,
sporting ability.?What sort of
self-worth would you still have
if you lost these in a car accident?
Or when you are old and wrin-
kled, or need a walker?
We need something that gives
us value, self-worth for all of life:
when we are young, and when
we are old.
That is what Easter is about.
Jesus Christ the God of the uni-
verse loves you so much he gave
his life for you. You are precious
to God, he gives you self-worth
when you are young and when
you are old.
Jesus came alive again, and
promises to take you to be with
him in heaven for ever. He prom-
ises to give you a new, young,
strong, healthy body, a forever
body. That gives you value, self-
worth for all time.
Pastor Jim Bryan
Balaklava Lutheran Church
Thur March 28, 7:30 pm
Friday March 29, 9 am
Sunday March 31, 7 am
• 8am Easter Breakfast
the Joy of Easter
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Pastor Jim Bryan ph 8862 1031
Lutheran Church - cnr Short Tce & Harris St Balaklava
1800 022 222
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and happy Easter
groups and projects received anoth-
er boost, with global engineering
firm, Siemens, donating $10,000
to a local support fund this week.
Siemens Energy vice president,
David Pryke, visited the town on
Monday to present a cheque to
Snowtown Lions Club, which
will go towards the Lend-A-Hand
The foundation first was formed
by wind energy company, Trust-
Power, which established the wind
farms in the Snowtown District.
TrustPower has provided an
annual donation of $15,000 to the
foundation over five years, with
the annual contribution figure from
TrustPower set to rise to $45,000
in this year.
Siemens has since added to the
community contribution, having
been contracted to engineer, con-
struct, maintain and service 90 wind
turbines for the new Snowtown II
wind farm, which includes a 15-
year service contract at the site.
Mr Pryke said Siemens was ex-
cited to make a contribution to the
community and is looking forward
to building a close relationship
with the people of the Snowtown,
particularly those people who will
receive much needed support as a
result of the contribution.
“Siemens will be an integral part
of the Snowtown community, both
now and for the next 15 years,” Mr
“We see this contribution to
the TrustPower Lend-a-Hand
foundation as a reflection of our
ongoing support for the future of
“As part of this commitment,
we are seeking to gain a greater
understanding of the local com-
munity needs, the areas where
they require a helping hand and
the facilities existing within the
town that are in need of attention.”
Snowtown Lions Club presi-
dent, Alan Large, and representa-
tive for the TrustPower Lend-a-
Hand foundation, welcomed the
support and said the contribution
would have a big impact on the
“This support will provide us
with much needed funds to sup-
port the communities of Blyth,
Koolunga, Bute and Snowtown,
including installation of play
equipment at the kindergarten, the
community netball facilities and
ongoing maintenance and upgrades
to the community hall within the
region” Mr Large said.
Siemens began work in October
last year and is moving towards its
next milestone when wind towers
and turbines arrive later this year
for assembly. Construction will be
complete by 2014 and the company
will remain in Snowtown to main-
tain the wind towers and manage
the site for a further 15 years.
Siemens has conducted quar-
terly presentations in Snowtown to
update locals on progress and hear
any potential grievances or issues.
“So far, there haven’t been any
concerns raised but locals have
been able to advise us on some
things we could do to make things
easier for us,” Mr Pryke said.
Mr Pryke said the people of
Snowtown had been extremely
“It can be very easy for organisa-
tions to get the community offside
on any large project happening in
their district,” he said.
“The interaction amongst the lo-
cal community has been fantastic.”
= EASTER MESSAGE
Pryke (right) and
SIMON Crean’s resignation from
the Federal government’s Regional
Development ministry should have
relatively little impact on the local dis-
trict, according to Wakefield Regional
Council mayor, James Maitland.
Mr Crean was replaced in the
portfolio by Anthony Albanese, after
he called for a change in leadership of
the Labor Party, which led to Prime
Minister, Julia Gillard, being re-elected
to the position unopposed last week.
Port Pirie Regional Council mayor,
Brenton Vanstone, recently expressed
his concern over Mr Crean vacating
the portfolio, given Mr Crean’s strong
support of the Spencer Gulf ’s major
industries. This was evidenced by Mr
Crean’s backing of a $150 million
investment in the $350 million redevel-
opment of Port Pirie’s Nyrstar smelter,
the city’s major employer.
Mr Maitland, who is also chair-
man of the Central Local Government
Region of councils said the change
would have “very little” impact on the
local district, given Mr Crean’s limited
relationship with the local community,
compared to that of the cities in the
state’s Iron Triangle.
“Over a longer period of time, I’ve
probably had more to do with Mr Al-
banese than Mr Crean,” he said.
That said, Mr Maitland pointed out
even that relationship with Mr Alba-
nese was fairly limited to date.
• THE Australian Local Govern-
ment Association (LGA) welcomed
Mr Albanese’s appointment.
“To have a senior Minister in this
portfolio is important as we approach
significant times, like the review of
financial assistance grants and the
proposal to write Local Government
into the Australian Constitution,” said
LGA president, mayor Kym McHugh.
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