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DID YOU KNOW? – The real name of “Curly” in the Three Stooges was Jerome
n WE might be showing some “bias” by saying well
known Owen bowler, Glen Bubner, hasn’t changed too
much as he’s grown older. His wavy, fair mullet has
gone and there’s now some facial hair (and a crayfish),
but he’s still a bit of a “lad.”
HOW are your driving skills?
We all make jokes (some valid)
about the skills, or lack thereof, of
drivers around here, and in general
in our state, the state in Australia
known for having the worst, and
And when kids go for their Ls,
we’re all glad we’re not sitting the
test, as we probably wouldn’t pass it!
So to help you “get updated,”
there’s a free “Road Rules Refresher”
book out right now, available at all
police stations, so pop in and grab
And if you’d like to see how
clever you are, try the little test
online at www.mylicence.sa.gov.
While you’re online, have a
practise learner driver test on the
That’s a bit trickier!
Let me know what scores you
managed, and then I’ll tell you mine!
And speaking of road rules and
driving, if you’re going away over
Easter, please drive safely.
And speaking of Easter, make
sure you eat lots of chocolate! I
DUBLIN History Group has been
busy again, organising sessions for
people interested in family history.
Peter Applebee, from Australian
Cemeteries (AC), will be the guest
speaker on Sunday, April 14, at
2pm in the History Group Research
He will discuss and demonstrate
the AC website and how it can be
used as a family history resource.
What did we do before the web?
Cost is $5 and includes afternoon tea.
And good old fashioned bingo
will be on Thursday, April 4, in the
institute with eyes down at 7.30pm.
Don’t be late!
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As time goes by
IF you’re into running, put
Sunday May 26 on your calen-
dar. The annual Jacob’s Creek
Barossa Marathon will start at
the Tanunda oval, with more
than 1800 entrants expected.
If you are into masochistic
things, you could run the full
marathon of 42.195kms, or a
half marathon of 21.2kms. Or
maybe you could just go on a
wine tour instead?
SPEEDSTER John Tiller has been at
it again! John, and his nephew, Anthony
Verner of Redbanks, were part of a five
man team to represent the Austin 7 Club
of SA in a car relay at Sandown on March
• John, pictured with wife, Christine,
drove his Mazda MX5 - naturally a red one
because red goes faster - in two stints dur-
ing the six hour relay.
Instead of changing a baton, the team
had to swap a velcro mudguard strip from
one vehicle to the other at each changeover.
It was John’s first time driving at San-
down, and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
The team finished 11th from a field of
22, and hope to improve for the next race.
PRIMARY school student rep-
resentatives had a visit to Auburn
primary recently as part of the
Youth Environment Council-Ba-
rossa Forum. The students met for
discussions on how to incorporate
environmentally friendly processes
into programs. Students had a tour
of Auburn School’s Stephanie Alex-
ander Kitchen Garden.
NOT a lot happening at Owen
at the moment, other than the odd
police car chase!
•Happy belated birthdays to Nat
Lane, Tania Heaslip and Lachlan
Wood, but we won’t reveal their ages!
WE all know about teenagers and testosterone, but
one local farmer recently got more than he bargained for
when facing a teen of another variety. As most people
have been hand-feeding stock due to the non-marshy
conditions, our man was out alone, dutifully feeding the
The unappreciative bull, obviously feeling threatened
by what he considered a stallion, proceeded to bowl our
man over and give him a towel up. Luckily, he wasn’t
wearing a dress like the last time I saw him!
LOCAL skaters are getting excit-
ed, as the cement for the skatepark is
hopefully being poured after Easter.
This will be an exciting time
for the community. It certainly was
when the new Balaklava skatepark
was created a year or so back. It gets
lots of use.
• Newsagents, Joan and Kelly
Freebairn and their children, finally
had a well deserved holiday after
18 months without a break! They
had a wonderfully relaxing time at
Edithburgh, doing a spot of fishing
The Lutheran church
has a new pastor, James
Leach, who has moved
from North Adelaide
to Brinkworth with his
wife, Adele and their
four children. This is the
first “posting” for James,
who has just completed
This cute family pho-
to is of James holding
Ezekiel, Adele holding
Eliora, with Keziah and
Amelia standing in front.
We hope the com-
munity makes them wel-
come and they enjoy
Never to old to
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