Home' Plains Producer : Plains Producer February 5, 2014 Contents loos for this event! But there is
another place where locals can go
to the loo – the Observatory.
If you are a stargazer, a viewing
night called a “Public Star Party,”
is being held on Saturday, February
8 at 8.30pm.
Cost is $10 for adults, and $3
for children under 15. No bookings
It was all happening last week at
Rhynie, when local farmer, Lindsay
Crouch (pictured), celebrated his
day on Janu-
for a cooked
(like he had
Day), but he
was out of
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LIFESTYLE Your Page
PICK UP LINES!
Why was the
had so many
Year of living dangerously
find Louise on
with Louise MichaeL
Chemistry pick-up line: “I’ve got my ion you, baby.”
Take a break,
try to relax
WITH the Australia
Open tennis still fresh
in our minds, can you
remember Estonian ten-
nis player, Kaia Kanepi?
She bears a striking
resemblance to local
Balaklava tennis, and
Hummocks netball star,
A FORMER local and his family went to the beach
for the holidays recently, but it turned out to be the
holiday from hell, with one disaster after another.
Upon arrival, our
very “krafty” man ham-
mered his annexe tent
pegs into the ground
or actually a gas pipe
which caused a gas leak and major concerns for the
caravan park managers - and other holiday makers
queued up at the front gates!
Then a water hose popped off the back of his caravan,
sending water all through his annexe and that of the
neighbours. And unlucky last, our man was towing the
kids around on a boogie board in the sea, only to step
into a hole and pull his calf muscle/achilles!
It was so bad and so painful, his face turned ashen,
and he had to be carried up to his vehicle to go to hospital.
Farewell and thanks
After 17 years, well known lo-
cal lady, Pam Gauthier, has hung
up the last coathanger at the Red
Pam has volunteered at the shop
for 17 years before retiring last
week. Enjoy your retirement, Pam.
• Mark your diaries for the Owen
swimming pool’s 50th anniversary
on Saturday, October 25.
To celebrate this milestone,
there will be a “Black Tie” dinner
at the community hall – and no, you
can’t wear your bathers!
Further details will be available
closer to this date, but if you’ve
bared your bodies at the pool, make
sure you keep this date free.
Did you start Year 8 at Balaklava
High school in 1980?
If the answer is yes, there’s going
to be a reunion for you this year.
A group of locals gathered
together last week to start organis-
ing things, so keep an eye out for
further details right here, and also
on Facebook. But here’s better!
Some people you might know
who started high school that year
include Lachlan Wood, Peter Free-
bairn, Derily Snook, Ruth Pump,
Wayne Hill and Amanda Appleby.
Sorry, that might’ve given your
And it must be the year of
school reunions, as I received a text
from an old
saying we too
are having a
reunion - 30
years since we
tors out, but
yes, it means
I also started
high school in 1980!
Local girl, Louise O’Halloran,
is now teaching Home Economics
at my old school, Nuriootpa High.
Now onto muscles. How strong
are you? Do you have a strong
I have a challenge for those out
there who think they are muscley.
How many chin ups - that’s full
length and straight armed - can
Local sportsman, Jake Olsen,
can do five, and even has a chin
up rail at his workplace, Foodland.
That’s very impressive, espe-
cially considering Jake is on the
other side of 50! (Sorry Jake.)
He can out-chin the young lads at
work, but how many others around
town could beat him?
Let me know, and we might have
to organise a chin-off.
Trace your history
If you’re into family history,
the open day at the Dublin His-
tory Group’s Research Centre on
Sunday, February 9 from 1-4pm,
is just the thing for you.
The centre will be having a
Family History Day on the second
Sunday of each month this year,
and family researchers are invited
to go along.
At some meetings, there will
be short talks, presentations and
So if you’d like to get into
research, head to the centre and
join in the “Family Research Day.”
Locals won’t have much longer
to hang on for the new public toilets
at the town hall to be officially
Locals held a special shindig at
the hall and raised $2500 towards
the loos, and ironically had to hire
Rock ‘n’roll, Tony
Rock DJ, Tony Clarke, shed the
farming clothes and disco moves on
January 24, to put on the lycra and
join 7000 riders in the Tour Down
Under Bupa Challenge bike ride from
Unley to Victor Harbor.
Tony rode with some other locals
including Hamley Bridge’s Adrian
McCabe, and Riverton’s Glen Keast,
Jamie Molineux, and Jason and
But did anyone ride back again?
No, only Tony! He completed the
250km round trip back to Unley,
which was his biggest ride ever.
He rides about 40kms each week
with a group of locals, enjoying the
mid north scenery.
Tony has also ridden from Ad-
elaide to Melbourne, around southern
New Zealand, western Taiwan, and
hopes to go to Japan this year.
He has also competed in some
triathlons, and was the fastest in his
age group in last year’s City to Bay
fun run. Of course, we won’t mention
what age group that was, other than
somewhere over 30!
• Tony is pictured at the top of
Windy Point in Adelaide. We must
say this little stud muffin looks a treat
in his lycra!
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