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Reading rocks in Roxby Downs

BOOK WEEK...While Book Week was celebrated in schools and libraries around the
country last week, in Roxby Downs the theme ‘Reading Rocks’ had special significance.
Enjoying a good read at Roxby Downs Community Library, above, Willis, 5, Brodie, 8,
Adam, 7, and Jessica, 6.
BOYS TOYS…At left, Jared, 6, Reuben, 7, and Brodie, 6, with their reptilian friends at the
RDAS R-2 Book Week parade last week. Turn to Page 7 for more Book Week
photographs. Children’s last names omitted in accordance with school policy.
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 Alpine Constructions
 Andamooka Health Services
                                        8671 2007
                                        8672 7087
                                                     Long-time visitor’s Outback memories                                                                    Your Community
                                                     Dear Editor,                                    permarket and the Tuckerbox which             I’m a little tired of these ‘glass half-empty’ editorials
 Andamooka Opal Showroom                8672 7007
                                                     The first thing I’d like to say, is what a      was a fun place to visit, and have a          I’ve been stuck writing lately. So yes, we’ve got a com-
 Andamooka Primary School               8672 7018                                                    sandwich and a beer (good on you              munity studded through with brawling drunks, window-
                                                     great free newspaper you have in the
 Andamooka Support Service              8672 7238    area of Roxby Downs and Andamooka.              Steve!).                                      breaking louts and our own hefty portion of personal
                                                                                                     The only thing I did find a bit sad last      tragedies.
 Auzzie Mozzie                          8558 8396    I read it on the internet every two
                                                     weeks.                                          year was the silence of the old drive-        But do you know what else we’ve got?
 Beenham Building                       8671 1234
                                                     My first trip to Andamooka was in               in theatre.                                   We’ve got bilbies!
 Ben Hall Removals & Storage         0427 716 173
                                                     1971, when my sister was working at             Keep up the good work at The Moni-            We’ve also got stick-nest rats, western-barred bandi-
 Birdsville Hotel                   (07) 4656 3244   the local hospital, and my brother-in-          tor - it is a credit to you, to make it       coots and burrowing bettongs.
 Broadspectrum                          8671 2450    law still lives there at present.               possible to keep people informed in           We’ve got native hopping mice, bolam’s mice and fat-
                                                     I was in Andamooka in July last year,           that area.                                    tailed dunnarts - and all the incredible raptors and owls
 Capital Corp                        0421 911 228
                                                     and the town almost looks the same as                                                         that enjoy a tasty four-legged snack now and then.
 Career Employment Group                8671 3033
                                                                                                                           Graham Arnold,
                                                     it was in 1971, except for a new su-                                  Beaudesert, Qld.        Soon, we’re even going to have numbats and woma
 Cool or Cosy                           8352 5588                                                                                                  pythons - just a few kilometres down the road at the

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                                                                                                                                                   Arid Recovery reserve.

 Cowell Electric                        8671 0018
                                                                                                                                                   And almost all of these animals were locally-extinct
 Desert Springs Church               0427 663 033                                                                                                  long before Olympic Dam dropped its first exploratory
 Elsewhere Hotel                        8675 7781                                      Dear Seonie and team,                                       drill-hole.
                                                                                       Just a quick note to say how much I enjoy read-

 Eyebus                                 8671 2001                                                                                                  Not everyone realises that we’ve got more precious lo-
                                                                                       ing The Monitor on-line.                                    cal resources underneath our local dunes than just cop-
 Glendambo Outback Resort               8672 1030                                                                                                  per and uranium.
                                                                                       It’s a truly great way of being able to stay up to
 Glendambo Mobil Service Station        8672 1092                                      date on all the Roxby news and I really appreci-            There’s been some incredible work done to protect

 Home Loan Superstore                   8172 1200                                      ate the fact that you make it available to every-           bilbies in Qld and even WA. Unfortunately, the media
                                                                                       one.                                                        sometimes forgets that somewhere in the middle, just
 Hytorc                                 8293 8411                                                                                                  south of Roxby Downs, a dedicated team of scientists
                                                                                       Keep up the good work!
 Innamincka Trading Post             0418 322 091                                                                                                  and volunteers are also making some incredible leaps
                                                                                       Best regards.                                               and bounds (pun intended).
 Lavericks Engineering                  8671 0404
                                                                                        Moira Howard,
                                                                                                                                                   So, I’m reminding you! September 7 is National Threat-
 Leigh Creek & Regional VIC             8675 2723                                                           formerly of Roxby Downs.               ened Species Day, September 11 is the very first Na-
 Lifeplan Funds Management              8236 4763                                                                                                  tional Bilby Day and September is National Biodiversity
 Lin Andrews Real Estate                8671 2000
                                                                                                                                                   Most importantly, for you, Saturday, September 3 is
 Loretto College                        8334 4200                                                                                                  Open Day at the Arid Recovery reserve.
 Marree Aboriginal School               8675 8358                                                                                                  Gates open at 2pm and this is your chance to take the
 MGA Insurance Brokers                  8632 6281                                                                                                  family out and see how the locals really live.
 Mortgage Choice                     0407 861 273
                                                                                                                                                   Meet the people who work with these incredible indig-
                                                                                                                                                   enous species, learn more about your local environ-
 Mt Dare Homestead                      8670 7835                                                                                                  ment and have a fun day out in the sand and the sun.
 Nacos Credit Union                     8671 1755                                                                                                  Camp the night, enjoy a campfire and go walking or
                                                                                                                                                   spotlighting in the hopes of meeting some of the ‘lo-
 Nationwide Training-Australia       1300 720 123                                                                                                  cals’ up close.
 Native Animal Network                  8671 0573                                                                                                  It’s a sad fact of our local community that very few
 Outback Landscaping and Supplies       8671 0131                                                                                                  people stay long-term - a sadder fact that, in that time,
                                                                                                                                                   very few of them take advantage of the incredible envi-
 Peter Tonkin Realty Yorketown          8852 8179                                                                                                  ronment we all enjoy here in the heart of SA’s unique
 Phil Hoffmann Travel                   8671 2333                                                                                                  arid zone.
 Pink Roadhouse, Oodnadatta             8670 7822                                                                                                  There’s more to Roxby Downs than just the long road
                                                                                                                                                   to Adelaide - so pull on your boots, slap on some sun-
 Port Augusta Public Library            8641 9151                                                                                                  screen and find out how the real ‘locals’ live.
 Raine & Horne                          8396 5181
 Roxby Downs Accounting              1300 728 048
 Roxby Downs Area School                8671 0011
 Roxby Downs Community Club             8671 0117
 Roxby Downs Catholic Church            8671 0925
 Roxby Downs Community Church           8671 0270
 Roxby Downs Community Health           8671 9020
                                                                                                                                                    The Monitor is a community-owned, not-for-profit
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 Roxby Downs Council                    8671 0010                                                                                                   between the community, industry, small business and
                                                                                               Japanese nationals to test space-age supersonic
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                                                                                                                                                    Local Government.
 Roxby Downs Cultural Precinct          8671 2001                                                        passenger jet at Woomera this month.       Contributions are welcomed but The Monitor reserves
 Roxby Downs Leisure Centre             8671 0500                                                                                                   the right to edit all material submitted in accordance
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 Roxby Downs Lutheran Church            8671 1300

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Support your local SES
ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs SES volunteers
will give the local community a close-up view of
road rescue equipment and techniques this month
at Market Day.
In an effort to drum up volunteer numbers, Roxby
Downs SES – in cooperation with the Andamooka
branch – will host an open display and sausage siz-
zle in Richardson Place on Saturday, September 17.
In preparation for the event, Roxby Downs SES
hosted a road crash rescue familiarisation workshop
for newer members last month.
Visiting SES senior road crash rescue instructor
Gerry Habils worked closely with the local crew
members on the training night.
The equipment used for road crash rescues will be
displayed at the upcoming RDAS P&F Market Day
- see the equipment, meet the volunteers and find                                                                                  DAFFODIL DAY...Roxby Downs
out more about joining the SES.                             SES TRAINING…Trainer Gerry Habils shows Roxby Downs SES                Community Health Nurse Kathy
                                                            members how to operate the ‘jaws of life’ - Leigh Witchard and         Wooldridge raises money for the
For more information telephone Stephen Moss -
                                                            Josh Bishop operate the equipment and Stephen Moss steadies            Cancer Council on Daffodil Day -
0417 806 910 - or drop into the SES Shed on Olym-           the hose while Kerri Moss attends to Phil McWaters during a            August 19, 2005.
pic Way, Wednesday nights at 7pm.                           ‘mock’ road crash rescue workshop.

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                                 TAFE training for first aiders
a solar-heated swimming
pool, spa, sauna, half-
court tennis, bar, restau-
rant and barbecue facili-
ties.                            FIRST-AID TRAINING...Jonathon Kroll and Murray Tyler put their
Take the chance and get          new first aid training to good use during a TAFE workshop for
away to KI for a couple of       BHP Billiton employees last month. The Roxby Downs campus of
days - just by filling out       TAFE SA offers nationally-accredited first aid training to
our coupon on Page 23 of         businesses and community members through the ‘Australian
today’s The Monitor and          National First Aid Services’ program. Local trainer Yvonne Cloke
mailing it to PO Box 72,         leads classes as far afield as Roxby Downs, Leigh Creek
Roxby Downs SA 5725              Woomera and Coober Pedy. For more information about local
before 5pm, December 8,          TAFE SA courses, contact the Roxby Downs campus - ph 8671
2005.                            9070.

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Roxby Downs regional police report
FAR NORTH & OUT-              on August 20,                          Anyone with in-         August 17, 2005.
BACK… Local police            2005. Police                               formation as to     A 42-year-old Pt Augusta
are investigating a series    were alerted                                the accident       man was reported for the
of recent thefts in Roxby     when           a                             or the theft of   theft of star droppers be-
Downs and Olympic             neighbour                                    the vehicle is    ing used on the new
Dam. In the past fortnight,   heard       the                              asked to con-     Andamooka water pipe-
police have received re-      sound of break-                            tact the Roxby      line project on August 15,
ports of a break-in to a      ing glass and no-                        Downs Police.         2005.
Roxby Downs house on          tified police.                                                                              MACMAHON TEAM...Olympic Dam project manager for
                                                            A second car broken              A Yellow Toyota Carolla      Macmahon Holdings Greg Miller, front, met with some of the
August 21 where cash          A Holden sedan was in-        down on the Roxby
was stolen. Fuel was sto-                                                                    VWL905 was stolen            local team underground, from left, Geoff Hendley, Shane Hatton,
                              volved in an accident at      Downs to Woomera road,           overnight of August 15,      Ron Florance, Jim Deaker, Bill Snell and Mark Harris to discuss
len from an Olympic Dam       the junction of Arcoona St    35km south of Roxby                                           the business’s new $84 million contract at Olympic Dam.
                                                                                             from ‘the Lot’, Olympic

                                                                                                                          $84 million contract
business on August 22         and Pioneer Dve in the        Downs, was extensively
and a roll of carpet was                                                                     Way. At this time it has
                              early hours of the morn-      damaged, when its win-           not been located. Anyone
stolen from a Roxby           ing of August 18, 2005.       dows were smashed.
Downs residence on Au-                                                                       with information as to the

                                                                                                                          for Macmahon team
                              It appears that the driver    Number plates YER355             whereabouts of this vehi-
gust 25.                      of the vehicle lost control   and a registration disc          cle are asked to contact
A 24-year-old Roxby           of the vehicle as it turned   were stolen from a car           the Roxby Downs Police.
Downs woman was re-           from Pioneer Drive onto       trailer at the Myall Grove
ported for driving an un-     Arcoona St causing it to                                       Police request that people
                                                            Caravan Park on August                                        OLYMPIC DAM…Macmahon Hold-                 including supervisors, operators and
registered motor vehicle      leave the road, colliding                                      putting their vehicles on    ings has been awarded an $84 million
                                                            18, 2005.                                                                                                maintenance personnel.
on a road on August 26.       with rocks in the front                                        ‘The Lot’ for sale, remove   extension of its underground contract to
                                                            The same night, offenders        them overnight as a                                                     Macmahon commenced development
Two Roxby Downs               yard of a house.                                                                            drive the continued expansion of Olym-
                                                            cut chains securing a gate       number of vehicles have      pic Dam’s underground mining opera-        work at Olympic Dam in January 2004
youths were reported for      The car, a green Holden       to the Roxby Downs Race                                                                                  with more than 10km of underground
                                                                                             been damaged and prop-       tions.
possession of alcohol af-     Commodore Sedan was           Course, and stole a tan-                                                                                 development completed to date.
                                                                                             erty stolen from them.       The 30-month contract includes 33km
ter being discovered in the   later reported by its owner   dem trailer.                                                                                             “Olympic Dam is now Macmahon’s
                                                                                             Star Group and Water         of underground lateral development in-
grounds of the St             as having been stolen                                                                       cluding ground support.                    largest underground contract and
                                                            The thieves took the time        Response Officers at-
Barbara’s Parish School       overnight.                                                                                                                             builds on our extensive list of con-
                                                            to unload the trailer’s con-     tended at Andamooka on       The works will utilise an extensive un-
                                                            tents before stealing it.        August 15, 2005, to in-      derground mining fleet comprising six      tracts with BHP Billiton,” Macmahon
                                                            Police are still seeking in-     vestigate a mine shaft       development jumbos, four loaders and       chief executive officer Nick Bowen
                                                            formation that might lead                                     three trucks - with a workforce of 133     told The Monitor.
                                                                                             with suspicious blood

                                                                                                                          Banner takes a beating from vandals
                                                            to the arrest of the thieves.    stains and smells.
                                                            A 19-year-old Roxby              One of the Water Re-
                                                            Downs man was reported           sponse officers was low-
                                                            for driving an unregis-          ered down the shaft, only    ROXBY DOWNS…                                               just hope their mes-
                                                            tered motor vehicle on           to find a deceased dog.      A split second of inat-                                    sage may have gotten
                                                                                                                          tention is all it takes to                                 through to one of the
                                                                                                                          become a fatality on                                       drivers who saw the
                                                                                                                          our roads…and it                                           banner during the
                                                                                                                          didn’t take much                                           week it was displayed
                                                                                                                          longer for vandals to                                      and that this may be
                                                                                                                          destroy the Roxby                                          enough to save a
                                                                                                                          Roadsafe banner dis- BANNER...The Roxby                    life.”
                                                                                                                          played on Tutop St, ac- Roadsafe banner was                Roxby Roadsafe vol-
                                                                                                                          cording to local Roxby vandalised less than a              unteers will not be
                                                                                                                          Roadsafe volunteers.        week after being               able to replace the
                                                                                                                          The banner was origi- displayed in Tutop St.               banner out of existing
                                                                                                                          nally displayed to                                         funds as it was origi-
                                                                                                                          complement the SA Police’s current ru- nally purchased through a Transport
                                                                                                                          ral saturation program and to highlight SA grant.
                                                                                                                          dangers to local drivers, but after just The banner highlights the ‘fatal five’
                                                               POKER PROMOTION…Roxby Downs’                               seven days the banner was extensively – seat belts, inattentive driving or fa-
                                                               Chris Zanker went home with a Wild                         damaged when someone ripped it tigue, speeding, drink driving and vul-
                                                               Turkey Bourbon poker set last month                        through one of the wind vents and then nerable road users. The ‘fatal five’ are
                                                               as part of the Ochre Cellars’ latest                       attempted to set it alight.                 major contributors to deaths and ac-
                                                               bottleshop promotion.                                       “It was hoped that the banner could be cidents on the Stuart Hwy which ranks
                                                               Ochre Cellars manager Peter Lyon                           regularly moved to various sites around third highest in the state for both fatal
                                                               presented Mr Zanker with the poker                         Roxby Downs to refresh road user rec- and casualty crashes from 2002 to
                                                               set. “I was stoked when I got the                          ognition of the fatal five causes of road 2004.
                                                               call,” Mr Zanker said. “I have to say a                    crashes,” Roxby Road Safe chairman Under the current rural saturation pro-
                                                               ‘cheers Shane’ to the bloke at work                        Mark Dalgliesh told The Monitor. “Un- gram, police will target drivers on and
                                                               who told me about the competition.”                        fortunately, this is not to be, with it be- around the Stuart Hwy in an effort to
                                                                                                                          ing vandalised at its first location.       reduce crashes in the Far North and
                                                                                                                          “The volunteers of Roxby Roadsafe Outback.

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                                                                                                                                         GOOD NEWS PAGE

                                                             Stacy joins sales team                                Good advice for local mums
                                                             THE MONITOR... tor to spend more time                 ROXBY DOWNS…
                                                             The newest member of with her family in               The local branch of the
                                                             The Monitor team is a Roxby Downs.                    Australian Breastfeed-
                                                             tried and                                             ing Association met last
                                                                                                   Stacy is        month to discuss healthy
                                                             true local                            currently
OUTBACK…With 101 deaths on SA                                who has                                               eating habits for
                                                                                                   living on       breastfeeding mums.
roads for 2005 so far – more than 50 per cent                grown up                              Andamooka
of which were on rural roads – Police SA will                on sta-                               Station         The meeting was led by
again be focusing on the major highways with a new           t i o n s                             with her        dietician       Camilla
Rural Highway Saturation Management Plan                     through-                              family          Leaver, from the
(RHSMP) this month. The Stuart Highway has a                 outthe Far                            a n d           Flinders and Far North
poor record when it comes to road safety, ranking            North and                             young           Community Health team
                                                             Outback.                              s o n           – one of a team of child
third in the state for both fatal and casualty crashes
                                                             St a c y                              Charlie.        health specialists who
from 2002 to 2004. During this time there were 63                                                                  visit Roxby Downs
casualty crashes and 11 fatal crashes, killing 13 peo-       Oldfield                              This is
                                                             teakes                                                regularly.
ple along the Stuart Highway from Port Augusta to                                                  S t a c y ’s
                                                             over as re-                           first foray     “We talked about
the SA/NT Border. “Fortunately, most Roxby Downs                                                                                               LOCAL MUMS…Dietician Camilla Leaver
                                                             g i o n a l NEW FACE...The            into the        healthy eating during
residents only traverse a small portion of the Stuart        sales rep- newest member                              breastfeeding and preg-     and breastfeeding counsellor Carolyn
Highway as most head south to Port Augusta, but it                                                 world of                                    Webster at a recent meeting of the local
                                                             resenta- of The Monitor               newspa-         nancy,” Ms Leaver told
seems that we may be more likely to take risks on            tives from                                            The Monitor.                Australian Breastfeeding Association.
                                                                           team - Stacy            pers and
the road,” sgt Richard Hobbs told The Monitor. “Pre-         J o d i e
                                                                           Oldfield.               she is al-      “It’s very important dur-
vious RHSMP’s of which there have been two, have             Day.                                  ready           ing breastfeeding to be     down.”                   to talk about ‘managing
found that Roxby Downs residents are dispropor-              The Monitor farewells keen to face the chal-          healthy because you are     Ms Leaver will meet      fussy eaters’.
tionately represented in drivers detected breaking           Jodie after almost nine lenges of her new posi-       putting out a lot of nu-    with the Roxby Downs     For more information
the road rules and as a result putting themselves and        months with the local tion. To advertise in           trients and you need to     Australian Breastfeed-   about the group, contact
other road users at greater risk of having a crash.          team.                   The Monitor, phone            replace that for yourself   ing Association branch   Carolyn Webster – ph
Research shows that inattention, speed, seatbelts and        Jodie leaves The Moni- Stacy on 8671 2622.            so you don’t get run        on Friday, October 21,   8671 0867.
drink driving – four of the ‘Fatal Five’ - are the major
factors in rural crashes. Due to our remote location,
no one in Roxby Downs can afford to loose their
licence. None of us can really throw away several
hundred dollars in a fine. But even more impor-
                                                           Christian speakers
tantly, none of us want to say farewell to a member
of our community. So slow down, plan your trip and
                                                           come to Outback
make sure you arrive alive.”                               FAR NORTH & OUTBACK...Roxby Downs and
ROXBY DOWNS…Roxby Downs Council will                       Andamooka will host the bi-annual Christian Wom-
                                                           en’s Safari this month.
crack down on owners of unregistered dogs this
month. If you have not registered your dog for this        The evangelical ‘safari’ brings Christian women to
year, the Council deadline is August 31, 2005. Own-        the Outback every two years to share in local serv-
                                                           ices and host bible meetings.
ing and keeping an unregistered dog is an Offence
under the Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 and              The CWCI team will enjoy a dinner meeting with
is punishable by an expiation fee of $75 under sec-        local women on Friday, September 9, at the Roxby
tion 33. Unregistered dogs will be impounded, and          Downs Community Club from 6.30pm.
potentially destroyed, if unclaimed. Registration fees     A meeting and pooled luncheon will then be held in
for 2005/2006 are: non-desexed dog $40 and                 Andamooka on Saturday, September 10, from 11am
desexed dog $30. Registration is valid until 30 June       at the Christiansen’s Church.
2006 Further information can be obtained from the          For more information about guest speakers and meet-
Roxby Downs Council, Monday to Friday during               ings, contact Noela Beenham - ph 9671 0873, or
business hours or by telephoning 8671 0010.                Chris Kaminski - ph 8671 0213.

OUTBACK…The Outback will share in $4.9 mil-
lion commited to road maintenance. Almost $1 mil-
lion will be spent on the Oodnadatta track, from
                                                           ‘Mechanical Eye’ exhibition
Marree to Bopeechees this financial year, follow-          ROXBY DOWNS...Grab your camera and zoom in
ing the new round of SA Government grants.                 on the ‘Mechanical Eye’ photography competition
                                                           scheduled for next year’s Outback Fringe Festival.
ROXBY DOWNS…After a successful Irish Christ-
mas in June this year, the Roxby Downs RFDS Aux-           The Roxby Downs Photography Prize is a competi-
iliary is gearing up for its next annual fundraiser –      tion and exhibition open to all Australian residents,
                                                           with prize money to the total of $1500.
the annual Police Golf Day and Auction on Sep-
tember 17, 2005. Local businesses are invited to           The photography competition will run over the month
donate auction items now, by contacting Shirley Gow        of April 2006, in conjunction with the annual Out-
                                                           back Fringe Festival.
- ph 8671 1213. Mrs Gow said local residents are
also welcome to call to volunteer to “lend a hand on       First prize - $1000. People’s Choice - $500.
golf day” or just to learn more about the Roxby            Applications are available from The Roxby Downs
Downs RFDS Auxiliary.                                      Cultural Precinct 08 8671 2001

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                                                                                                                                                                    the Job

                                                                                                                                                 A ‘good news story’ sponsored by Career Employment Group.

                                                                                                                                                  photograph courtesy of BHP Billiton

                                                           Singers set for festival
                                                            SCHOOL CHOIR...Choir leader Cheryl Boothey and choir
                                                            manager Lisa McCuish are pictured with the St Barbara’s                              DUAL TRADES...Dual-trade apprentices
                                                            Parish School Choir just prior to their first Adelaide dress                         Greg Dennis and Andrew Eberhardt at
EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING...St Barbara’s                       rehearsal for the upcoming Catholic Schools Music Festival.                          work at Olympic Dam.
Parish School teacher Denise Trewartha                      This festival is for all Catholic schools across the state
has been nominated for the National                         which will come together to perform over three nights. St                            After five long years at Olympic Dam, two CEG
Excellence in Teaching Awards.                              Barbara’s students will perform on September 24 at the                               apprentices are nearing the end of their electri-

Teacher nominated
                                                            Festival Theatre. The students involved in the choir, in no                          cal/instrumentation dual trade apprenticeships.
                                                            particular order, are: Aiden, Lucy, Brendan, Hanah,
                                                            Cathleen, Amelia, Elise, Renee, Sarah, Natalia, Abhishek,                            Greg Dennis, 22, and Andrew Eberhardt, 22, will

for excellence awards                                       Roxanne and Stephen. Students’ last names are omitted in                             sign off on their dual trades in early 2006.
                                                            accordance with school policy.                                                       “It’s been a hard slog, but it’s worth doing the
                                                                                                                                                 dual trade because that’s what they expect in the
ROXBY DOWNS...St Barbara’s Parish School
teacher Denise Trewartha has been nominated for                                                                                                  industry,” Mr Eberhardt told The Monitor.
                                                          photograph courtesy of Helen Williams
the National Excellence in Teaching Awards.                                                                                                      “You sacrifice the good wages early on, to be in
Mrs Trewartha has been teaching primary school                                                                                                   a stronger position later with two trades.
students for four years now - almost as long as she                                                                                              “It’s been a good experience all around for me
spent achieving her teaching qualifications by cor-
                                                                                                                                                 and now I’ve got a good base in this industry.
As a local mother of two, Mrs Trewartha was first                                                                                                “I’ve gone around to all the different parts of the
prompted to become a teacher when her own chil-                                                                                                  operations and I’ve learned a lot.”
dren started school. Helping out in class and read-                                                                                              Both apprentices have spent their entire five year
ing with students highlighted, for her, the importance                                                                                           apprenticeship on site at Olympic Dam.
teachers can make in a child’s early development.
Mrs Trewartha was nominated by a team of local                                                                                                   For Greg Dennis, hands-on instruction through
mothers she has been working with to expand the                                                                                                  an apprenticeship was the “best way to go”.
school’s reading resources.                                                                                                                      “I’m a hands-on person and this was a good way
“It’s not an easy job - but it’s more than worth it.     VARIETY BASH...Raising money for isolated and underprivileged                           to get into the work,” he told The Monitor.
The rewards outway any hardships,” Mrs Trewartha         youth in South Australia, William Creek played host to the SA
told The Monitor. “It’s a job you do for love, not       Variety Bash 2005 last month. Pictured at the event, from left,                          “I can see more opportunities in my future this
glory and you never expect someone to acknowl-           Normie Sims, Stuart Nunn, Adelaide Bash members Peter Weir,                             way, but five years is a big commitment.”
edge you the way these local mums have by nomi-          Les Burdett and Bill Bennett.                                                           Roxby Downs CEG field officer Shane Thomson
nating me.”                                                                                                                                      said dual trade apprenticeships are just one of a
                                                         William Creek hosts Variety Bash                                                        series of local training opportunities for youth.
                                                         WILLIAM CREEK...The community of              The Marla/Oodnadatta branch of            “CEG - in conjunction with local employers - is
                                                         William Creek played host to members          ICPA catered for lunch, dinner and        providing opportunities for apprentices to con-
                                                         of the SA Variety Bash 2005 when they         breakfast next morning at the William     tinue their vocational training in Roxby Downs.
                                                         arrived for lunch on Tuesday, August 16.      Creek Gymkhana Ground complex.
                                                                                                                                                 “The opportunity to work in such a vibrant and
                                                         The small town came alive with sirens         They fed fairies,Chinamen, Mexi-          developing environment like Roxby Downs has
    Be part of an exciting and challenging
                                                         sounding and local children were de-          cans, firemen, cavemen, lady bowl-
                                                         lighted with the generous amount of lol-      ers and ‘blokes with bare bums’.          seen many out-of-town enquiries regarding ap-
    future for Roxby Downs. Enquire today                                                                                                        prenticeships and traineeships since BHP Billiton
                                                         lies, hats and other goodies they were        During the afternoon the ‘Bashers’
       about pursuing a career with an                                                                                                           initiated acquisition of WMC Resources.”
                                                         given.                                        amused themselves with games and
        apprenticeship or traineeship.
 Specialists in:                                         More than 90 cars, complete with sup-         novelties, while a live band enter-       Mr Thompson congratulated CEG’s latest round
   Group Training of Apprentices and Trainees            port crews, stayed overnight in William       tained everyone after dinner until the    of apprentices and trainees, and the many local
   New Apprenticeships Support Services                  Creek.                                        early hours of the morning.               businesses supporting them.
   Takes care of all the paperwork at no cost to
   business                                                                                                                                      “Congratulations to Brett Kliem who has begun
  Supporting the local community and fostering                                                                                                   his third year electrical apprenticeship with
     the relationship between schools, TAFE,                                                                                                     Cowell Electric Supply and Brodie Nache who
          students, families and business.                                                Stephen Scott-Hoy                  B.Optom             goes into his third year as a boilermaker with
    FREE SERVICE provided by Shane Thomson                                         Need friendly, professional eyecare and quality
                                                                                    fashion eyewear with a full back-up service?                 Monadelphous Engineering”.
  Roxby Downs Office: PO Box 50, Roxby Downs
      Ph: 8671 3033 • Mobile: 0429 697 481                                                  See the Eyebus when it visits...                     “Nathan McElroy joins SDS Ausminco in his
                                                           Roxby Downs - 8671 2001                             third year of a boilermaking apprenticeship.
                                                                                   Andamooka - 8672 7007 Woomera - 8673 7473                     “Samantha Luckett from Roxby Downs started
                                                                                        Monthly visits - Examinations bulk-billed.               last week at Garry Baker Building as a Certifi-
                                                                                       Serving rural and regional South Australia since 1990.    cate III business administration trainee.”

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Reading rocks in Roxby Downs                                                               Mini-MonitorBIRTHDAYS

                                                                                          KALEB…Kaleb           CAITLYN...Caitlyn    HANNAH...Hannah
                                                                                          Gigney turned 18      Miller was four on   Demaine will be four
                                                                                          on August 25, 2005.   August 21.           on September 12.

                                 CRAFTY STUFF...Enjoying Book Week activities
                                 at Roxby Downs Community Library, above,
                                 Erin, 6, librarian Denise Simmonds and Jade, 5.
                                 During Book Week children made cotton wool
                                 sheep, moveable paper teddy bears and entered
                                 the ‘Reading Rocks’ colouring in competion.
                                 RDAS students’ last names omitted in accordance with
                                 school policy.

                                 BOOK WEEK… Roxby Downs librarian Jill
                                 Harvey is pictured with her own childhood teddy
                                 bear and ‘Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear’ –                DECLAN…Declan         CHARLIE...Charlie     AEDAN...Aedan
                                 inspiration for the Roxby Downs Area School              Court will be four    Kaeding was one       Lyon turns five on
                                 junior primary soft toys parade last week. Keep          on September 12.      on August 24.         September 9, 2005.
                                 reading Mini-Monitors on September 15 for more
                                 Book Week photos from throughout the Far
                                 North region.

                                 ROCKERS...D’arcy, 9, and Hannah, 3, prove that
                                 reading really does rock in Roxby Downs this
                                 Book Week. The pair took advantage of a Roxby
                                 Downs Community Library ‘Roxby rocks’ display
                                 of rocking chairs, cradles and horses. RDAS
                                 students’ last names omitted in accordance with school

                                                                 KIDS MARKET...
                                                                 hosted their own
                                                                 market stalls at
                                                                 the RDAS P&F
                                                                 Market Day last
                                                                 month. Taking the
                                                                 opportunity to
                                                                 make some extra
                                                                 cash – not to
                                                                 mention some
                                                                 space in their
                                                                 bedrooms, was,
                                                                 from left, Leroy
                                                                 Doran, 10, Alex
                                                                 Tyler, 9, Thomas
                                                                 Russell, 10, Zach
                                                                 Sutherland, 9, and
                                                                 Callum Folwell, 10.

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        Healthy                                          Everyone’s a winner in Book Week
       lunchbox                                          Book Week occurred
                                                         last week, August 22 –
                                                                                                                                                                    Each day at lunchtime
                                                                                                                                                                    there were a variety of

                                                         The theme this year                                                                                        games and activities in
                                                         was “Reading Rocks in                                                                                      the library, there was a
                                                         Roxby” and RDAS stu-                                                                                       school competition
                                                         dents were keen to get                                                                                     connected           with
Healthy lunchbox hints                                   involved.                                                                                                  pebbles, stones, rocks
Looking for something new for your child’s lunches?      The library looked fan-                                                                                    and boulders, and other
How about ‘tantalising your child’s taste buds’ with     tastic with the students’                                                                                  competitions about
a “wicked wrap” in their lunch-box?                      displays.                                                                                                  rockpools,          rock
                                                         They included pet                                                                                          formations around
           WICKED WRAP                                   rocks, rocks dressed up                                                                                    Australia, and making a
                                                                                                                                                                    chain of sheep con-
             You’ll need:                                as rock stars, projects
                                                                                                                                                                    nected        with      a
                                                         on rock musicians,
    1 pita bread, tortilla or lavash                     painted rocks, rune                                                                                        shortlisted book.
                                                         stones with initials,                                                                                      It was great to see the
                wrap,                                                                                                                                               parents visit the library
                                                         miners at BHP Billiton,
               lettuce,                                  the reasons why Roxby                                                                                      to look at their
                                                         rocks, an interactive                                                                                      children’s work and to
               tomato,                                   mine with ingenious                                                                                        watch the special toy
                                                         new minerals, research      TED’S FRIENDS…Karrie, 6, Andrew, 6, and Caleb, 6, show off                     parade.
           ham or chicken,                               on minerals, research       their teddy bears for the R-2 Book Week parade last week in                    I would like to thank all
            grated cheese,                               on Uluru, books that        Roxby Downs.                                                                   the staff and students
                                                         rock, reading rockets,                                                                                     who took part in Book
             avocado and                                 and an alliteration.        and soft toy parade with   Dyke     and   Vicki     Students also took part    Week and helped make
                                                         There were a variety of     the Headstart to 2, and    Bourlioufas, made and    in    a     colouring      it the success that it
              cucumber.                                                              the Year 8 and 9           sold Rocky Road and      competition which          was.
                                                         activities during Book
Yummy, try it!                                           Week.                       students with teachers     Rock Cake delights.      provided an extra                      Jill Harvey,
You’ll be surprised how much your kids love them!        We had a teddy bear         Kate Bennie, Sarah Van                              colourful display in the                 Librarian.
Belinda Ramsey & Nardene Edmonds
R-6 PE teachers

Quiz night coming up
Dear Parents and Friends
Welcome to another fortnight!
                                                           Images of Open Day 2005
Yes it’s back – Friday 28th October at the Oasis – the
P&F Quiz Night.
More details to come in following newsletters so put
this date down in your diary as there will limited
Our next P & F Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on
Wednesday, September 7, in the school staffroom.
Hope to see you there - all welcome.
Don’t forget our next P & F Market Day will be Sat-
urday 17th September.
                                    Annette Jackson,
                            for the P&F Committee.

 Sister Pat’s
      thought for the day
                                                              OPEN DAY...Parents and friends
                                                               enjoyed performances, above,
                                                               time with students, below, and
                                                                   an assembly on Open Day.
  Do what your can, with what you have,
                                                                                                                                  COLOURING COMP…Teacher Jodie Meyer
  where you are.
                                                                                                                                  with winners of the Open Day colouring-in
                   Theodore Roosevelt.
                                                                                                                                  contest. R-2 - 1st Nicole Scholefield, 2nd
                                                                                                                                  Alex Lowe. 3-6 - 1st Lucy Noll, 2nd Chelsea

              Upcoming Events
                                                                                                                                  James, 7-12 - 1st Amber Hancock-Inglis, 2nd
                                                                                                                                  Emma Cochrane.

   Sept 5         Uni talk for Years 10 & 11
   Sept 9         R-6 Assembly 11.30am
   Sept 13        Early Closure 2.10pm
   Sept 14        Year 7-12 Assembly
   Sept 19-23     Year 7-12 Interviews
   Only two weeks to go in the Premier’s
   Reading Challenge so get your completed
   forms to Mr Wyskamp soon. Congratulations
   to the 30 students who have already
   completed the challenge.

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                                                                                                                                  A message
                                                                                                                                  from the Principal
                                                                                                                   Dear Parents and Friends,                   •    Providing teachers with para-
                                                                                                                   Open Day...Last week our school                  digms for assessing students at
                                                                                                                   hosted many parents and friends to our           risk.
                                                                                                                   Open Day.                                   This supports our Strategic Direction
                                                                                                                   Our whole school was open to visitors.      of promoting Student Wellbeing and
                                                                                                                                                               our whole school vision of
                                                                                                                   On display were a range of activities in-
                                                                                                                                                               holistically developing our students.
                                                                                                                   cluding Literacy, Numeracy, Music,
                                                                                                                   Physical Education, Computing, Sci-         Michael is the author of four books
                                                                                                                   ence, Dance/Drama, Indonesian,              on Adolescence, is Agony Uncle for
                                                                                                                   Playbased Learning, Media, Technol-         Girlfriend Magazine, advisor to
                                                                                                                   ogy, Thinking Skills, Book Week activi-     script writing team of Neighbours,
                                                                                                                   ties, Photography, Enterprise, Wood-        Channel 7’s Health Psychologist on
                                                                                                                   work, Art, Home Economics, Leapfrog         ‘11AM’, founded teenage cancer pa-
                                                                                                                   Learning, Stretch, Headstart and Eng-       tients support group CanTeen.
                                                                                                                   lish.                                       Book Week – Reading Rocks in
                                                                                                                   All classes before recess were open to      Roxby...Many classes had their inter-
                                                                                                                   parents and family to visit to see what     pretation of the Book Week theme
                                                                                                                   happens during the day.                     “Reading Rocks in Roxby” displayed
                                                                                                                                                               in the Library.
                                                                                                                   It was pleasing to have a good number
                                                                                                                   of current and prospective parents join     Well done to Mrs Jill Harvey and
                                                                                                                   us for tours and the assembly.              the Library staff for doing a sterling
                                                                                                                                                               job over the last two weeks celebrat-
                                                                                                                   Our motto for these days is: “Our Com-
                                                                                                                                                               ing books.
SCHOOL LEADERS…School captains took parents and community members on a tour                                        munity, Our School, Our Students, Our
                                                                                                                   Future”.                                    SACE Information Night...Our sen-
of Roxby Downs Area School on Open Day last week, from left, Bree Butler, 17, Kaleb                                                                            ior school parents attended an in-

School Open Day
Gigney, 18, and Jess McKinnon, 18.                                                                                 The school in many ways is a reflection
                                                                                                                                                               formative session last week on
                                                                                                                   of the community and our students and
                                                                                                                                                               Course Counselling and pathways for
                                                                                                                   youth of today are our future.
                                                                                                                                                               Year 11 and 12.
                                                                                                                   We believe that we have lots of won-
                                                                                                                                                               We had information relating to the
                                                                                                                   derful things occurring here school, our
                                                                                                                                                               South Australian Certificate of Edu-
                                                                                                                   students are great and our future is
                                                                                                                                                               cation, Open Access, School Based
Last week RDAS welcomed many parents and friends         Headstart and English.                                                                                New Apprenticeships and University
to our Open Day.                                                                                                   How well parents, students and teach-       Pathways.
                                                         All classes before recess were open to parents and fam-   ers work together will effect how good
On display were a range of activities including Lit-     ily to visit to see what happens during the day.                                                      Thanks to Mrs Fox, Ms Lockyer,
eracy, Numeracy, Music, Physical Education, Com-                                                                   our future will be.
                                                         It was pleasing to have a good number of current and                                                  Mrs Helen Bennie and Open Access
puting, Science, Dance/Drama, Indonesian, Playbased                                                                By the many positive comments made          staff who presented the information.
Learning, Media, Technology, Thinking Skills, Book       prospective parents join us for tours and the assembly.   by visitors we had an excellent day.
                                                         The school’s motto for these days is: “Our Commu-                                                     Welcome to New Staff Member...We
Week activities, Photography, Enterprise, Woodwork,                                                                Thanks you to the organising commit-
Art, Home Economics, Leapfrog Learning, Stretch,         nity, Our School, Our Students, Our Future”.                                                          welcome Mr Muhammad Tatla as
                                                                                                                   tee:                                        our new Science/Information Tech-
                                                                                                                   Vicki Bourlioufas, Sally Cormack,           nology teacher.

School celebrates support officers                                                                                 Kate Underwood, Bev McKenna,
                                                                                                                   Ben Summerton, Jodie Meyer,
                                                                                                                   Chris Jones, Karen Grantham,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr Tatla is a
                                                                                                                                                                                    Country Scholar-
                                                                                                                                                                                     ship holder and
At Roxby Downs Area                                                                                                Mic Wyskamp and Georgina                                          comes highly re-
School staff showed                                                                                                Arthur for all their hard work.                                    garded.
their appreciation of the                                                                                          Thanks also to Cloke’s                                              He has had pre-
SSOs by having a shared                                                                                            Newsagency, RoxFM, The Moni-                                        vious teaching
morning tea on the Fri-                                                                                            tor and The Northern Sun for sup-                                   experience in
day and presenting each                                                                                            porting us on the day.                                               his homeland
of them with chocolates.                                                                                           Michael Carr-Gregg Visit...We                                        of Pakistan.
RDAS has a large team                                                                                              were most fortunate to have Austral-                                  We are most
of SSOs who have a vast                                                                                            ia’s leading authority on teenage be-                                 fortunate to
array of skills that assist                                                                                        haviour deliver a Parent Session to                                    have some-
our students and the                                                                                               our school community and training to                           New one of his
whole school commu-                                                                                                school staff members last week.                   RDAS teacher credentials
                                                                                                                   Michael specialises in the area of           Muhammad Tatla. and talent
                                                                                                                   parenting adolescents and adolescent                                 join us.
They are an integral part                                                                                          mental health.
of the daily running of                                                                                                                                        Quality Assurance...It is that time of
                                                                                                                   At the Parent Session he spoke on:          the year again when some members
the school, carrying out
                                                                                                                   • Understanding the brain develop-          of the school community are ran-
much of the background        STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICERS...Roxby Downs Area School                                                                               domly selected, by computer, to par-
                                                                                                                       ment of a teenager.
work that goes unno-          celebrated the dedication of its team of student support officers.                                                               take in a Quality Assurance survey.
ticed.                                                                                                             • Understanding how and why ado-
                                                                                                                       lescence has changed.                   It is a multiple choice questionnaire
The hard work, dedica-        group of SSOs who pro-     the Special Class and the    community.
                                                                                                                   • Understanding what the research           that covers what you think about the
tion and invaluable serv-     vide curriculum support    special programs - Leap      Jane Johnston and Lynda                                                  Quality of Teaching, the level of
                              for student learning -     Frogs, Stretch, Life                                          says builds a resilient young person.
ice they provide, is                                                                  Watts run our canteen.                                                   Learning Outcomes, Student Report-
                              Deb Steinhauser, Julie     Skills, Fine Motor and                                    • How to communicate set bounda-
greatly appreciated.                                                                  Congratulations on your                                                  ing, the General Environment, Cus-
                              Golding,        Donna      Headstart.                                                    ries with young people in 2005.
Our Front Office team                                                                 wonderful work from all                                                  tomer Responsiveness and your
includes Annie Uhlik,         Haugum,          Karim     Yvonnne Pattenden is                                      At the Staff Training day he spoke          General Satisfaction.
                                                                                      the staff and students at
Ros Boothey, Ursula           Gilliland, Annmarie        our IT expert and Lor-                                    about:
                                                                                      Roxby Downs Area                                                         You will receive this questionnaire by
Doplhin,              Bev     Stolz, Michelle Kemp,      raine Pike manages our                                    • Child and Adolescent mental health        post and your responses will be con-
McKenna, Chrissie             Gay Darling, Denise        Science             Lab.                                      problems and identifying the ado-       fidential.
                              Hobbs,          Marina                                  We hope you enjoyed              lescent at risk:
Weaver, and Emma                                         Helen Edwards, Teresa                                                                                 If you do not wish to participate sim-
                              Chebotenko          and                                 your week!                   • Examining the latest research
Gigney in First Aid. Ken                                 Barrand and Denise                                                                                    ply return it via your child to the front
Mitchelmore              is   Annmarie Speck.            Simmonds make up our                 Carol Lindner,       • Examining how schools around              office.
the grounds person.            They support students     Library team, supporting         Assistant Principal          Australia respond in terms of policy,                       Jim Michalanney
We have a growing             and teachers in classes,   both the school and the           Student Services.           practices and curriculum                                              Principal

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                                                                                                                          OUT & ABOUT

                                                                                 WMC SERVICE AWARDS… Justin
                                                                                 Bauer, Steve Day, Jim Perkins (30
                                                                                 Years Service) and Hugh Beveridge at
                                                                                 the recent WMC service awards.

                                   SERVICE AWARDS… Jim Spring (35 Years
                                 Service), Michelle Schell, Anthony Walsh and
                                      Kerry Forth at the WMC service awards.
WORK AND PLAY...Troy Flanagan with Julie Maynard, Kerry Simon and
Ruth Folwell at the WMC service awards..
                                                                                                                                WHAT A PAIR...Jane Rogers
                                                                                                                               and daughter Millie Clarke, 6, at
                                                                                                                              the Onesteel Outback Cup.
                                                                                                                             OUT AND ABOUT…Enjoying a day
                                                                                                                           at the races, from left, Rachael
                                                                                                                          Witchard, Neil Ryan and Ros

READY TO RACE…Andrew Sires,
Lucy Ball and Peter Spargo ready to      RACE DAY…Sonia and Brenton
watch the first race of the day at the   Smith, Steve Clarke and race patron
Onesteel Outback Cup.                    David McNamara at the Onesteel
                                         Outback Cup.
                                          PARTY...Karim Gilliland, Julia Allen
                                               Sarah Cordy, Lilia Miller, Kath
                                          Warnock and Leanne Houlahan at a
                                             combined birthday and farewell
                                                           party last month.     MAIDS IN A ROW…Soaking up the
                                                                                 sun at the Onesteel Outback Cup,         FAMILY DAY OUT…Enjoying a family
                                                                                 from left, Emma Warren, 15, Courtney     day out together at the Onesteel
                                                                                  Bates, 15, and Sophie Wissell, 15.      Outback Cup, from left, 20-month-old
                                                                                                                          Bella, Myra and Collin Kasisi.

Vanzati, 13, and April-Lee Burgess,
14, enjoy the shade of the Roxby
Downs and Districts Racing

                                                                                 CHAMPAGNE TASTES…Enjoying
                                                                                 lunch in the Onesteel Outback Cup
                                                                                 marquees, from left, back, Aphrodite
                                                                                 Bolger and Phillipa Weltner, front,
                                                                                 Melissa Pidgeon, Lisa McCuish and
                                                                                 Catherine Willson.
                                         SPONSORS…Supporting the
                                         Onesteel Outback Cup were, from         CRAZY SOCKS...Avril and Barry Luke
RACE FUN…Georgia Walker and Liz          left, sponsor representatives               go to extreme lengths for friend
Brown relaxing at the Onesteel           Anthony Diener, Harry Knight and          Lorraine Tyler’s 40th ‘crazy socks’
Outback Cup this month.                  John Harnett.                                                 birthday party.

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HAVE A PUNT…Darren Leonard and Craig                                                TUCKING IN…Camilla Scales, Selina Kelly
Knight put their heads together in the                                              and Bec Puddy stop for a sandwich
hopes of backing a winner in cup.                                                   break in between races at the Outback                                                            CHAMPAGNE
                                                                                    Cup                                                                                     BREAKFAST...Katherine
                                                                                                                                                                             Moseby, Jane Coshutt,

  Phone Loans!
                                                                                                                                                                                Sherrie Gotch, Bek
                                                                                                                                                                                 Garwood and Bec
                                                                                                                                                                              Gotch at the raceday
                                                                                                                                                                                       chicken and

                                                                                                                                                                             champagne breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                                           RACE COMMITTEE…
                                                                                                                                                                        Onesteel Outback Cup
      Going to Adelaide to buy a car?                                                                                                                                  committee members Stu
    Pre-arrange your finance and insurance                                                                                                                          Cormack, Kerry Gum and Barry
           and make it a smooth trip.                                                                                                                            Paterson.

     NO DEPOSIT          to approved applicants                                     RACY COUPLE…Leonie and Martin Welsh
                                                                                                                                                                                TICKET TO
                                                                                    out for a day of racing fun.
    We can access over 500 cars, utes,                                                                                                                                          the gate at the
   sports, 4x4's, wagons, 7 seaters etc                                                                                                                                         Onesteel Outback
                                                                                                                                                                                Cup, from left,
  Phone our Manager Gary Dickeson                                                                                                                                               Cathy Watkins,
         on 0421 911 228                                                                                                                                                        Elizabeth
  QUICK AND SIMPLE LOANS*                                                                                                                                                       Stevens, Johan
                                                                                                                                                                                Simon, Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                Kaminski and
                                                                                                                                                                                Adele Rhodes.
 *Finance and insurance arranged through Capitalcorp Financial Services Adelaide.
                                                                                                                                  LINFOX HANDICAP…Kym Murdoch, left, and Brett McKenzie,
                                                                                                                                  right, presented trophies to trainer Danni Murray and jockey Scott
                                                                                                                                     Bailey who won the Linfox Class 3 Handicap on Shalotto,
                                                                                                                                             ahead of Miss Banditto and Staar Toff.

                                                                                                                                                     MARQUEE MOB…Soaking up the ‘VIP’
                                                                                                                                                      atmosphere at the Onesteel Outback Cup,
      Taking power                                                                                                                                      from left, Beth Kean, April Martin, Kate
                                                                                                                                                          McInerney, Kate Hobbs, Emily
         beyond                                                                                                                                           Gelsthorpe, Josh Jefferson and Jacquie
       the Horizon
         • PLUMBING
        • ELECTRICAL
       • GAS FITTING
          Olympic Dam                                                                                                                    FRIENDLY
   Cnr Gunson & Kanyaka Streets                                                                                                   FUN… Friends Deb
           PO Box 64                                                                                                              and Brent Harper
                                                                                                                                  joined Mark and
          Roxby Downs
                                                                                                                                  Helene Scott for
    Phone: 8671 0018                                                                                                              some good fun at
                                                                                                                                  the Onesteel
                                                                                                                                                         FASHIONABLE MAN…While his
                                                                                                                                                         grandfather Bob Hannigan was winning
                                                                                                                                  Outback Cup in         accolades for training the 2005 Onesteel
                                                                                                                                  Roxby Downs on         Outback Cup winner, Phil Hannigan was
                                                                                                                                  Saturday, August       knocked out of the running in the
                                                                                                                                  20, 2005.              Fashions on the Field.

       30mm to 150mm bolts
    50% off rental costs
   applied as discount on
      new equipment                                                                 LOVELY LADIES…Barry Dadleh,
                                                                                    representing ‘Fashions on the Field’
                        6 Eton Rd, Keswick                                          sponsor Alstaff Resources, congratulated
                                                                                    fashionable finalists, from left, runner-up
            0412 828 060                                                            Nika Anderson, third-place-getter Jackie
     Ph: 8293 8411 Fax: 8288 0477                                                   Walker and second-year champion Stacey
                                                                                    Dadleh. The event was judged by racing        FASHIONS ON THE FIELD…Stacey Dadleh took out the ‘Fashions
                                                                                                  on the Field’ sash for the second year running this year, ahead of
                                                                                    identities Phil McEvoy and Sharon
                                                                                                    a full field of lovely ladies at the Onesteel Outback Cup.

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                                                                                            2005 ONESTEEL OUTBACK CUP

Successful cup day for local community                                                                                                                   Assistant Store
ROXBY DOWNS... More than 1300 peo-                                                                                                                       Roxby Downs
ple attended the 2005 Onesteel Outback Cup                                                                                                             If you know what makes for great customer
last month.                                                                                                                                            service, what it takes to lead a team, drive
                                                                                                                                                       sales and motivate yourself then this is an
Port Augusta-trained ‘Mad Mawzie’ took                                                                                                                 ideal opportunity for you!
home the cup on the day, ridden by long-                                                                                                               We are looking for an enthusiastic person who
time local competitor Jayelene Burgess.                                                                                                                can drive results that have a positive impact
                                                                                                                                                       on profitability, store presentation and
“I’ve been coming up to Roxby for the Out-
                                                                                                                                                       customer satisfaction. If you want to join a
back Cup for 10 years now - and you just                                                                                                               business that never stops moving you will need
can’t beat this kind of country racing,” Bur-                                                                                                          to demonstrate: Retail and customer service
gess told The Monitor.                                                                                                                                 skills and experience; Flexibility to adapt to
                                                                                                                                                       changing demands and manage your time;
“This kind of event is the heart of racing -
                                                                                                                                                       and Strong communication and leadership
in little places like this.                                                                                                                            skills
“This is where jockeys learn their skills and                                                                                                           If you’re ready for this challenge send your
every race is good, community fun.”                                                                                                                         application by 8 September 2005 to:
This is Burgess’s second cup, after taking                                                                                                                       Blockbuster Australia,
                                                                                                                                                                  Attn: Store Manager
the prize in 2003 on ‘Oxblade’.
                                                                                                                                                               Shop 4, 6 Richardson Place
Cup winner ‘Mad Mawzie’ was trained by                                                                                                                           Roxby Downs SA 5725
Bob Hannigan and owned by Rick Seneca
of Port Augusta.
Another familiar face - trainer Murray
Shackleford from Orroroo, took home his
own trophy for ‘leading trainer’ after his
                                                 CUP WINNERS…Onesteel’s Rob Wood presents the Onesteel Outback Cup
horses ‘Flash Connection’ and ‘King              to ‘Mad Mawzie’ owner Rick Seneca and jockey Jayelene Burgess. Jayelene
Kohaylan’ were both ridden to wins by            won the 2003 Outback Cup on Oxblade and has been racing in the local
‘leading jockey’ Murray Henderson.                                                                                                                                           RACE LEADERS…
                                                 event for 10 years now.                                                                                                     Leading trainer
Off the track, Stacey Dadleh took home her                                                                                                                                   Murray Shackleford
second ‘Alstaff Fashions of the Field’ sash      Roxby Downs Community Club.                     area, there was a lot of interest - we think                                and leading jockey
ahead of Nika Anderson and Jacki Walker.         “We had some minor hiccups but it was a         next year will just be bigger and better.                                   Murray Henderson
The event was judged by racing VIPs Phil         good day overall,” Roxby Downs and Dis-         “I’d like to thank all the people who helped -                              were presented with
McEvoy and Sharon Forrester-Jones - who          tricts Racing Club president Stu Cormack told   the committee relies a lot on volunteers who                                their trophies by
                                                 The Monitor.                                    help out on the day and we couldn’t do it                                   sponsors Nick
are also prominent figures at the Friday night                                                                                                                               Hollobone of
Calcutta and Phantom Race Call at the            “Next year we’ll look to extend the marqee      without them.”
                                                                                                                                                                             Hagemayer and
                                                                                                                                                                             Tom Hannigan of
                                                                                                                                                                             Roche Mining JR.
                                                                                                                         trainer Murray
                                                                                                                         Shackleford and
                                                                                                                         leading jockey
                                                                                                                         Henderson were
                                                                                                                         presented with
                                                                                                                         their trophies by
                                                                                                                         sponsors Nick
                                                                                                                         Hollobone of
                                                                                                                         Hagemayer and
                                                                                                                         Tom Hannigan of               Reach more readers in The Monitor!
                                                                                                                         Roche Mining

                                                                                                                               IVS Site Manager
                                                                                                                            BHP Billiton Olympic Dam
                                                                                                                          IVS is one of Australia’s leading Industrial Services companies. We pride
                                                                                                                          ourselves on safe delivery of quality services in the areas of Vacuum
                                                                                                                          Recovery, High-Pressure Water Blasting, Catalyst Handling, Refractory
                                                                                                                          Demolition and Installation and a host of related services.
                                                                                                                          Due to the inception of a 5-year contract with BHP Billiton Olympic Dam
                                                                                                                          we are seeking a dynamic and motivated Site Contract Manager to lead
                                                                                                                          our Industrial Services operation onsite. You will need to take up residence
                                                                                                                          in the Roxby Downs community.
                                                                                                                          Your previous experience in Mining, Industrial Production or related heavy
                                                                                                                          industry will be invaluable in your administration of this 5-year contract.
                                                                                                                          Heading up a resource base consisting of supervision, administration,
                                                                                                                          operating crew and equipment fleet your key responsibilities will include:
                                                                                                                          · Maintaining impeccable safety systems and results,
                                                                                                                          · Ensuring safe and efficient delivery of Industrial Services,
                                                                                                                          · Planning and scheduling of resources in line with day-to-day demand in
                                                                                                                             addition to large shutdown requirements.
                                                                                                                          · Ensuring that the IVS operation onsite is comprehensively aligned to all
                                                                                                                             BHP Billiton OD Site Policies and Procedures.
                                                                                                                          · The delivery of targets based on contractual Key Performance Indicators
                                                                                                                             including delivery of timely reports.
                                                                                                                          · Ongoing training and development of the entire team to ensure the most
                                                                                                                             skilled, professional operation possible.
                                                                                                                          Ideally, you would have the following skills and qualifications. (Training will
                                                                                                                          be provided and required)
                                                                                                                          · A demonstrable record of implementing and managing safety in a heavy
                                                                                                                            industry workplace. (A qualification in safety management is highly
                                                                                                                          · Strong computer skills, particularly MS Outlook, Word, Excel and
                                                                                                                          · Excellent and dynamic communication skills, with the confidence to
                                                                                                                            effectively interact with Clients, Senior Management and Work-Crews.
                                                                                                                          · High-energy and over-achiever intent on success,
                                                                                                                          · A Formal Management qualification such as an Advanced Diploma in
                                                                                                                            Frontline Management.
MAIDEN PLATE… Sponsors Mark Beenham and                                                                                   An attractive six-figure remuneration package will be on offer to the ideal
John and Vicki Knowles presented trophies to ‘All                                                                         applicant.
Jack’ trainer Sharon Ratsch and jockey Peter                                                                              To apply for this exciting opportunity, please e-mail your expression of
Johnstone for their win in the Myall Grove Caravan                                                                        interest and resume to
Park/Beenham Elite Maiden Plate.                                                                                                            Applications close 10th September 2005.

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Theme nights bring the world to Roxby                                                                   Calling all local talent                                                                      Meet the
Oasis Restaurant will bring
Italy to Roxby Downs this
                                  Enjoy some of Italy’s tradi-
                                  tional favourites – perfect for
                                  the whole family to enjoy.
                                                                       closely on the heels of the
                                                                       Oasis’s successful ‘Indian
                                                                                                        FAR NORTH...                                                    Committee
                                                                                                                                                                        members are
                                                                                                        Local talent                                                                                  OLYMPIC DAM...The
month, with the latest in a       “The whole family is wel-            More than 60 people en-                                                                          currently liais-
series of ‘theme nights’.                                                                               will,       once                                                                              Arid Recovery Reserve will
                                  come at the Oasis and we do          joyed a special menu of cur-                                                                     ing with local
                                                                                                        again, be a key                                                                               host its annual open day on
The Oasis Restaurant will         offer children’s serves,”            ries and samosas comple-                                                                         crafts-people,
host an ‘Italian night’ on Fri-   manager Katherine Arthur             mented by Elephant and           highlight of the                                                                              Saturday, September 3.
day, September 9, from 6pm        told The Monitor.                    Kingfisher beers last month.     2006 Outback                                                    musicians and                 Gates open at 2pm for a
– bookings essential.                                                                                   Fringe Festival,                                                artists.                      viewing platform walk at
                                  The ‘Italian night’ follows          “Our Indian night was                                                                                                          2.30pm and another at
                                                                       booked out, so it’s really       according to or-                                                These local
                                                                       important that diners book       ganisers.                                                       highlights are
                                                                       for the Italian night,” Ms                                                                       expected to be                Learn more about some of
                                                                       Arthur said.
                                                                                                        The committee                                                                                 our most famous ‘locals’ -
                                                                                                        is calling for lo-                                              complimented                  the Lesser Bilby, the Bur-
                                                                       “We started these theme                                                                          by live per-                  rowing Bettong, Western-
                                                                                                        cal artists and
                                                                       nights to offer our local din-                         LOCAL TALENT...Mel McCarthy and f o r m a n c e s ,                     Barred Bandicoot and Stick-
                                                                       ers some variety and it’s a      performers to Lilia Miller string Outback Fringe
                                                                                                                                                                        busking, films,               Nest Rat - with a nature
                                                                       great way to introduce the       pledge their Festival audiences along in 2003.                                                walk and kids track walk at
                                                                                                                                                                        writing work-
                                                                       kids to food from different      support now for                                                                               4pm and 5pm.
                                                                       cultures.”                                                                                       shops and chil-
                                                                                                        this growing                               dren’s activities.                                 At 6pm there will be prizes
                                                                       The Oasis will host a theme      Outback event in 2006.                                                                        for the scavenger hunt, col-
                                                                       night every three weeks un-                                                 Local photographers are also ex-                   ouring- in, and the gate prize
                                                                       til Christmas when it will       “We’re looking for local people with       pected to play a key role in the first
                                                                                                        a hobby or talent they’d like to share                                                        and raffle will be drawn.
                                                                       host a series of Christmas                                                  ever ‘Mechanical Eye’ photography
                                                                       dinner dances.                   with others,” a committee spokesman                                                           Bookings are essential to
                                                                                                                                                   competition and exhibition at the                  camp over night, or for the
                                                                       Other upcoming events            told The Monitor.                          2006 festival.                                     6.30pm and 7.15pm wildlife
                                                                       include – the fancy dress        “Be a part of the Fringe and run a                                                            viewing hide walks. Or
                                                                       Hollywood Night on Friday,
                                                                                                                                                   The next meeting of the 2006 Out-
                                                                                                        workshop, or come along and give a         back Fringe Festival committee will                book in for spotlighting at
                                                                       September 30 and Tastes of                                                                                                     7.30pm, just after the 7pm
                                                                       the Orient on Friday,            performance.                               be held on Monday, September 12, at
                                                                                                                                                                                                      slide shows.
                                                                       October 21.                      “It is local artists who will set the tone the Dunes Café.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      For more information, con-
                                                                       Bookings are essential so        and the flavour of the 2006 festival       To be part of the 2006 festival, con-              tact Arid Recovery - ph
                                                                       contact the Oasis by tel-        and we’re keen to get as many people       tact coordinator Wendy Osborne - ph                8671 8282 or log onto
                                                                       ephoning 8671 0311.              involved as possible.”                     0438 447 278.                                      www.aridrecovery.

                                               2006 Outback
                                               Fringe Festival
       Show us your talent?
       Do you have a hobby or talent you would like to share                                                                                                                                          HOTSHOTS...Camera
                                                                                                                                                                                                      club member Jodie
       with others? Be a part of the Fringe and run a workshop!                                                                                                                                       Day out on
                                                                                                        NIGHT SHOTS...Peter Ede’s photograph of Olympic Dam’s                                         assignment at Arid
           Date: Monday, September 12, 6.30pm                                                           smelter at night - now on display at the Cultural Precinct.                                   Recovery.
           Venue: Dunes Café, Cultural Precinct
                           For further information contact
                                                                                                        Hurry in to see ‘Hotshots’ photos
                                                                                                        ROXBY DOWNS…                Precinct.                    scapes, taken throughout             work and pick up a few
                Wendy Osborne - 0438 447 278                                                            Hurry in this week to                                    the Far North and Out-               tips.
                                                                                                                                    The exhibit features a
      Proudly Sponsored by                                                                              catch the end of the Out-   range of images of the       back – from Oodnadatta,              Plans are underway for
                                                                    Your Community Newspaper            back Hotshots Camera        local region and wild-       Dalhousie Springs, Lake              a large-scale exhibit of
                                                                                                        Club exhibition at the      life, from tiny creatures    Eyre South to our very               HotShots images in
                                                                                                        Roxby Downs Cultural        to far-reaching land-        own backyard.                        early 2006.

                           FREE COMMUNITY CALENDAR
                                                                                                                                                                 This short-term exhibit              The group meets
                                                                                                                                                                 is just a taste of the local         monthly, on the first
                                                                                                                                                                 talent which was first               Sunday of the month, at
                                                                                                                                                                 showcased in the 2004                the Dunes Café, at 2pm
                                                                                                                                                                 Outback Fringe Festival.             till 4pm.
                                                                                                                                                                 Whether you’re a novice              New members always
    September                                           Sept 4 – Sept 29, 2005                                  Woolbalers Recovery                              photographer or a pro-               welcome. For more in-
    Eremophila Festival official                        Australian Arid Lands Botanic                           Glendambo                                        fessional camera buff,
    opening                                             Gardens and Fountain Gallery                                                                                                                  formation,      contact
                                                                                                                Sunday, November 27                              Outback HotShots is a                Yvette Mooney – ph
    Saturday, September 4 – 11am                        Ph Sam Yates – 0427 800 748                             Phone Leah Giles - 0400 858 071                  chance to share your                 0409 506 213.
    Australian Lands Botanic Garden
    Ph Sam Yates – 0427 800 748                         Outback Fringe Festival meeting                         December 2005
                                                        Monday, September 12 - 6.30pm                           Roxby Downs Christmas Pageant
    Roxby Downs Business Forum                          Dunes Café, Cultural Precinct                           December 17, 2005
    Monday, September 12 –                              Ph Wendy Osborne - 0438 447 278                         Live entertainment kicks off at noon.
                                                                                                                                                                        Ph: 8671 2001
                                                                                                                Book your float now!                         
    Roxby Downs Council Chambers                        November 2005                                           Ph Alex Barker – 8671 0010                          ...for up-to-date movie guides every time!
    Barbecue lunch provided                                                                                                                                       ...for up-to-date movie guides every time!
                                                        Woolbalers B&S                                                                                            Friday, September 2 – Tuesday, September 6
    Ph Alex Barker – 8671 0010                          Glendambo
                                                                                                                    Register your event                           The Island – Rated: M. Fri 8pm, Sat 12noon, Sun 3pm & 8pm.
                                                        Saturday, November 26                                                                                     Land of the Dead – Rated: MA. Sat 3pm, Sun 12noon, Tues
    ARID Sculpture Exhibition                                                                                     FREE in your community
                                                        Phone Leah Giles - 0400 858 071                                                                           8pm.
                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, September 9 – Tuesday, September 13
                                                                                                                                                                  Wedding Crashers– Rated: M. Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 8pm,
    Phone 8671 2683 or email to book your event in ‘What’s On!’                                                                            Tues 8pm.
                   The ‘What’s On!’ Free Community Calendar is proudly sponsored by Roxby Downs Council.                                                          Kicking and Screaming – Rated: PG. Sat 12 noon, Sun 12 noon
                                                                                                                                                                  & 3pm.

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  SELL                                                                                      Big rewards for a little hard work
 BUY &
   in the
 newspaper!                       3 Wirrda Street, Roxby Downs
                      “Complete Package”Four
                      bedroom home with built-ins
                      and carpet, large carpeted
                      lounge complete with reverse
                      cycle air-con, floating timber
                      floor to dine, family and
                      kitchen (incl. dishwasher),
                      large linen cupboards, in-ground fibreglass pool surrounded with
                      paving, 6m x 6m shed with concrete floor, power and vehicle access,
                      pergola / patio area at rear with decking, established gardens on
                      auto retic system. Nothing to do but move in. $296,000
                                                    Don’t trust just anyone with
                                                     your valuable investment.
                                            Property Consultant Geoff Chick knows the
                                            local market and can help you get results!
  Ph Stacy                                          Geoff Chick
  8671 2622                                          0417 816 738                       32 FINNIS ST...With just a little work, this four-bedroom home offers huge returns for a
                                        OVER 14 YEARS OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE                family or an investor.
                                                                                                               LIN ANDREWS...This Enjoy the comfort of its life and it would be a
                                                                                                               huge family home at 32 ducted evaporative air- good opportunity for you
                                                                                                               Finnis St, Roxby Downs, conditioning to all to add your own taste
                                                              Patrick's Place                                  offers four bedrooms rooms.                           and style,” Lin Andrews
                                                                                                               plus a study or fifth bed- The property boasts a Real Estate agent Lor-
                                                                                                                                                                     raine Aubrey said.
                                                                                                               room,.                     large master bathroom
                                                                  Kadina's Finest                              The master bedroom has with screened shower “Our suggestion would
                                                                                                               a walk-in robe, ensuite cubicle and bath and a be new carpets to the
                                                             Residential Development                           and sliding door access reasonable sized laundry. bedrooms and either tiles
                                                                                                               to an under-cover patio The exterior of the home or floating timber floor-
                                                                 (situated off Cornwall St, Kadina East)       area.                                                 boards to the living areas
                                                                                                                                          has a very large under- to add that modern
                                                             BLOCKS ARE SELLING NOW...                         All other bedrooms in- cover outdoor patio area touch.
                                                                                                               clude built-in robes and with stamped cement,
                                                                   All services underground - power,           high raked ceilings.       garden shed and also a “If this property was
                                                                   water, common effluent                                                                            fully upgraded in a taste-
                                                                                                               Make the most of this small car shed, carport ful manner, there is quite
                                                                   Bitumen roads and concrete kerbing          very large open kitchen    that would fit two vehi-
                                                                                                                                                                     a good potential for capi-
                                                                   From only $58,000                           including a walk-in pan- cles, raised garden beds tal gain here.”
                                                                                                               try, bay window, dish-     that require fresh bark-
                                                             Selling agents:                                   washer, loads of cup- ing, new plants and re- The property is now
                                                                                                               board space and a gas securing and some room available for $255,000.
                                                                       Warmington Bros. First National         cooktop.                   to put down some new For further information,
                                                                      6a Graves St, Kadina. Ph 8821 3666                                  lawn.                      or to arrange an inspec-
                                                                            Settle down into the spa-
                                                                                                               cious living and dining “The carpets and tion, please contact Lor-
                                                                                                               area, gas space heater paintwork to the home raine at Lin Andrews
                                                                                                               and extra gas outlets if are in poor condition as Real Estate - Roxby
                                                                                                               you wanted to add an the property has been Downs on 8671 2000 or
                                                                                                               extra heater.              tenanted for nearly all of 0400 980 338.

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New deal on house and land packages
                                                                                                                                         ell with us.....
                                                                                                                                                                              North East
TIONS… Long-running
local builder Alpine
Constructions is offering
new house and land
                                                                                                                                         NO STRESS NO FUSS
packages in Roxby                                                                                                                                  1289 North East Road,
Downs, for the first time                                                                                                                          Tea Tree Gully SA 5091
this month.
Alpine Constructions                                                                                                                  
has been building homes
in Roxby Downs since
1986 and is now BHP
                                                                                                                                              (08) 8395 2233
Billiton’s preferred                                                                                                                                                         LOOKING FOR
builder for Olympic                                                                                                                                                            PROPERTY
Dam’s latest land offer                                                                                                                                                      MANAGEMENT?
to employees.                                                                                                                                                                   Phone us –
                                                                                                                                                                            we’ll look after you.
“There’s a lot of hidden
costs in building, but be-                                                                                                                                                        Local -
                                                                                                                                      Wayne Lawson David Murley
cause we’ve been work-                                                                                                                0421 636 338 0412 050 200
                                                                                                                                                                              Penny Coleman
ing so closely with Ol-                                                                                                                                                        0418 974 384

                                                                                                                                          “Putting you first”
ympic Dam for so many                                                                                                                                                           8671 0653
years we’ve been able to
lay everything out on the                                                                                                                                              Andamooka, Lot 102 –
table for our clients,” lo-                                                                                                                                            “This Castle Needs
                              erings and built-in robes,   story.                        TRIED AND TRUE...Alpine Constructions                                         Completing” This home,
cal project manager Lee
                              all on a solid raft foot-    “With Alpine - who al-        has been building homes in Roxby Downs                                        consisting of kitchen,
Young told The Monitor.
                              ing foundation.              ready has approval from       since 1986 and is now BHP Billiton’s                                          lounge and bedroom is
“Don’t risk all the extra                                                                preferred builder for Olympic Dam’s latest                                    undergoing extensive
                              “In fact, when you’re        lenders and mortgage in-                                                   incompleted extensions. The property has its own mineshafts
work of a transportable                                                                  land offer to employees. Alpine
                              shopping around for          surers for Roxby Downs                                                     & sits on 4,790sqm and has views across the opal fields.
that, after you pay the                                                                  Constuctions has built more than 300
                              your new builder, it’s       - purchasers may need as                                                   Also included is all furniture including refrigerator
big bucks, simply may                                                                    homes in Roxby Downs since the town          washing machine. Only $79,950. Web ID 793294.
                              smart to take our speci-     little as five per cent de-
not be compliant - Al-                                                                   was established and is now offering new                                          3/46 Aquila Boulevard –
                              fications with you and       posit to buy a home, and
pine offers the entire                                                                   house and land packages.                                                         “On Your Marks, this
                              ask our competitors to       you could move into
package, ready to move                                                                                                                                                    one won’t last!!” Built
                              quote for the same work      your new, three-bed-                                                                                           in 1998, three bedrooms
in, with no hidden
                              – you’ll be surprised at     room home for as little                                                                                        all with BIR’s. Well
                              the price difference,” Mr                                                                                                                   maintained location
                                                                                                                                                    ER CON
                                                           as $315 a week.”
Alpine Constructions’
locally-built homes
                              Young said.                  Some banking condi-                                                                   UND                      amongst a group of five
                                                                                                                                      currently leased at $250 p/w. Only $210,000. Web ID 793473.
                              “These homes are built       tions do apply, so please
come with a variety of
                              to a superior specifica-     talk to your local Alpine                                                                                    2/46 Aquila Boulevard –
extras already included                                                                                                                                                 “Investment Treasure
                              tion and all of BHP          project manager Lee
in the price – double car-                                                                                                                                              Chest.” Built in 1998,
                              Billiton’s requirements,     Young – 0438 812 158                                                                                         three bedrooms all with
port under main roof,
                              so before you go some-       – about Alpine Con-                                                                                          built in robes, spacious
driveways, paving, sub-
                              where else for your new      structions’ new house                                                                                        lounge, dining & kitchen.
stantial verandah area,                                                                                                                                                 Lovely       bull   nose
                              home – make sure             and land packages in
airconditioning and                                                                                                                   verandah. Ducted evap cooling throughout. Carport under
                              you’ve got the whole         Roxby Downs.
heating, even floor cov-                                                                                                              main roof, pergola, garden shed. Auto irrigation. Leased @
                                                                                                                                      $250 p/w till April 2006. $210,000.
                                                                                                                                                                          211 Government Road
                                                                                                                                                                          Andamooka –“The
                                                                                                                                                                          Opal Palace, Nest or
                                                                                                                                                                          Invest.” Spacious family
                                                                                                                                                                          home of 3 bedrooms
                                                                                                                                                                          (large masters), huge tiled
                                                                                                                                                                          lounge with feature

                                                                                                                                                                          double doors to front and

                                                                                                                                                  DER CO
                                                                                                                                                                          hallway, good size dining
                                                                                                                                      area, beautiful updated timber kitchen with heaps of
                                                                                                                                      cupboards including island bench and utensil drawers, gas
                                                                                                                                      stove and range hood, large updated bathroom, large enclosed
                                                                                                                                      rear verandah area, huge shaded pergola area with crazy stone
                                                                                                                                      retaining walls, another side pergola area - excellent for
                                                                                                                                      entertaining. Parking x 2 in carport, workshop, storage area
                                                                                                                                      and aviary. Sereral rock gardens and local stone retaining
                                                                                                                                      walls, excellent views from front verandah, air conditioning
                                                                                                                                      and more. inspection a must. $149,950. Web ID 795213.
                                                                                                                                      Rental Properties:
                                                                                                                                      12 Samphire (Myall Grove C/P). 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom
                                                                                                                                      atco, small lounge, kitchen with gas stove & plenty of
                                                                                                                                      cupboard space. $150 p/w. Periodic lease available.
                                                                                                                                      2/34 Axehead Road. 2 bedroom unit with BIR’s. Good size
                                                                                                                                      lounge, kitchen with good cupboard space, samll enclosed
                                                                                                                                      rear yard. Ducted evap, air-con. Small quiet block of 3 units.
                                                                                                                                      $190 p/w.
                                                                                                                                      3/40 Bopeechee Street. 2 bedroom unit with bir’s, open plan
                                                                                                                                      lounge/kitchen, ducted evap air-con, small yard. $200 p/w.
                                                                                                                                      15 Finniss Street. 3 bedroom, ensuite, wir, good size kitchen,
                                                                                                                                      ducted cooling & R/C, gas heating, salt water pool/spa. $345
                                                                                                                                      4A Cacatua Close. 4 bedroom homw all with bir’s, open
                                                                                                                                      plan kitchen/dining/family. Very nice backyard with pergola
                                                                                                                                      & lawn, small shed, watering system, ducted evap air-con.
                                                                                                                                      $320 p/w.
                                                                                                                                      Lot 376 Andamooka. 3 bedroom home with large kitchen/
                                                                                                                                      lounge room with open fire, r/c air-con, slate floors, large
                                                                                                                                      block, double garage, pergola, small shed, rain water tanks.
                                                                                                                                      $140 p/w.
                                                                                                                                      3/30 Myall Street. 2 bedroom with ensuite, good quality unit.
                                                                                                                                      $275 p/w.
                                                                                                                                             Please phone Penny on 0434 124 719 for an
                                                                                                                                                 inspection of the above properties.

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                                BUDGET 2005-2006
                                                                   Roxby Downs Council News page is a paid community news service

                                Putting the pieces together
“Roxby Downs is a young vibrant town with a caring, tolerant,
diverse community that aims for strong interdependent business
and social partnerships, to provide for a safe, healthy and
                                                                                                             2005/06 COUNCIL BUDGET AT A GLANCE
financially secure lifestyle”.                                                                      Subject to the approval of the State Government and BHP Billiton
            2005 Roxby Downs Community Plan Community Vision
The theme for the                                         will also con-                            Business Unit                  Income$k                   Expenses$k                 Net$k
2005/06 Council                                           tinue.
Budget – ‘putting                                         Council’s tradi-                          Municipal                      ($4,440)                   $5,778                     $1,738 deficit
the pieces to-                                            tional service                            Roxby Power                    ($2,460)                   $2,394                     ($66) surplus
gether’ - high-                                           delivery role in
lights Council’s                                          the provision of                          Roxby Water                    ($2,301)                   $2,241                     ($60) surplus
strong commitment to “facilitating” works and services such as roads
through additional resources and the and waste management continues,                                Total Council                  ($8,801)                   $10,413                    $1,612 deficit
implementation of the 2005 Roxby albeit under ever mounting con-
Downs Community Plan.                straints.                                                      BUDGET SUMMARY…Council’s $10.4 mill expenditure is proposed to be spent across
This is an extremely important ini- Operation of Cultural and Leisure
tiative that not only has been thor- facilities to the very high standard
                                                                                                    the three separate areas of operation as illustrated above.
oughly embraced by the community that the community expects re-

                                                                                                  Reviewing the new Council budget
but is essential for the township to mains a high priority.
maximise the benefits from any town- A ‘modest’ capital works program
ship expansion.                      is proposed. This includes con-
Support for other Community Devel- struction of a new roundabout at
opment initiatives such as local me- the Arcoona St-Pioneer Drive In-                             OVERVIEW…Council operates the utilities ROXBY                   implement recommendations
dia The Monitor – Your Community tersection as well as large asset re-                            POWER (Electricity) and ROXBY WATER (Water                  2. Reviewing what follows from BHP Billiton’s re-
Newspaper, RoxFM Community Ra- placement works at the Swimming                                    and Sewerage), as well as the normal Municipal Coun-            cent acquisition of WMC Resources as they re-
dio and the Outback Fringe Festival Pool and Tennis Courts.                                       cil functions.
                                                                                                                                                                  view all elements of their operation including the
                                                                                                  Budget should therefore be viewed as three (3) sepa-            town, community and services provided.
R O X B Y                            CAPITAL WORKS…Subject to appropriate deficit fund-           rate entities.
                                                                                                                                                              3. Determining what actions are now required ahead
POWER…                               ing during 2005/06 Council proposes to undertake a           Under the Roxby Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act              of a possible foreshadowed township expansion.
Council’s                                 number of capital works. Works totalling expendi-       1982, ROXBY POWER is not permitted to make a
power require-                             ture of $1,553k funded from revenue ($533k) Re-        “profit,” but can direct any excess income into its as-     As all three (3) elements are in a state of flux it is ex-
ments are ob-                               serves ($150k) and loans ($850k) include the fol-     set replacement fund.                                       pected that some of proposed actions contained in the
                                            lowing:                                                                                                           2005/06 Budget may need to be re-
tained off the                                                                                    Profits from ROXBY WATER however, do support
                                       Council Offices…Remodel front reception area and                                                                       viewed during the year as circumstance
National Elec-                                                                                    the Municipality. The State Government and WMC
                                     construct additional gravel parking area.
tricity Grid                                                                                      equally meet the deficit on Municipal Operations.           dictate.
                                     Residential Development…Subject to approval pur-
from BHP                                                                                                                                                      Given our needs and demon-
                               chase 3 future residential allotments and construct houses.        Three (3) important environmental factors which in-
Billiton. Council is li-                                                                                                                                      strated commitment, both finan-
                               Arcoona Street Roundabout…Construct roundabout at in-              fluenced the preparation of the 2005 /06 Council budget
censed under the Electric-     tersection of Arcoona St and Pioneer Dve.                          and which will invariably change over time include          cial and personal from the com-
ity Act as a Retail and Dis-
                               Bopeechee St …Construct spoon drain at Alberrie St inter-          1. Supporting the 2005 Roxby Downs Community                munity, Council has submitted a
tribution Authority. Under     section.
the Indenture Act Council                                                                              Plan through its management structure and assist-      request for increased deficit sup-
                               Richardson Place RSL Memorial…Relocate RSL Memo-                        ing the community with appropriate resources to        port for 2005/06.
is exempt from the Na-         rial and construct Remembrance Wall.
tional Electricity Market.     Richardson Place Public Conveniences…Prepare design
Electricity Prices were sig-
nificantly altered in Janu-
ary 2005 to in part more
                               concepts for a future upgrade possibly in 2007/08.
                               Cultural Centre…Purchase new tables and chairs and pro-
                               vide café washing and display area.
                                                                                                  How the budget breaks down
accurately reflect current     Leisure Centre…Relocate wall to expand gymnasium and               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT…
prices that are available in   install external play surfacing to crèche.                         Budget continues Council’s ongoing
Adelaide. Whilst no major      Swimming Pool…Replace pool tiles and repair expansion              community development program
changes in tariff structure    joints, relay segments of paving, replace broken furniture.        through the implementation of and
are planned, actual tariff     Pool Plant…Complete purchase and installation of swimming          the 2005 Roxby Downs Commu-
rates will be reviewed dur-    pool filters and install solar heating to toddler’s pool.          nity Plan via the following Com-
ing the year with any          Tennis Courts…Subject to review, allocation for                    munity Economic Develop-
changes coming into effect     major repair or replacement of court surfacing.                       ment Program:
in January 2006.               Electricity Replacement Works…Various works                             Human Resources…
                               on low and high voltage plant plus purchases of                           Employment of a
ROXBY          WATER…          new meters.                                                               Community Develop-
Mindful of the impact on       New Capital Development…Construct new                                     ment Officer, Family
the community Council          electricity supply to Sporting Car Club and Dirt                      and Youth Officer and Eco-
continues to review water      Kart Club.                                                            nomic Development Officer
and sewerage charges to        Water Replacement Works…Various works on                             to assist Community Board
ensure that as a commer-       water meters, and other plant and equipment.                       and various Forums’ and Part-
cial business ‘Roxby Wa-       Sewerage Replacement Works…Various works on sewerage               nerships.
ter’ provides adequate re-     lagoons, plant and equipment.                                      Community Plan Implementa-
turns on investment to mu-                                                                        tion… Costs associated with re-
                               MUNICIPAL RATING…In addressing the levels of rating,
nicipal shareholders.          Council took into consideration ‘interalia’ the strategic devel-   cruiting, managing and supporting
In 2004/05 a modest            opment of the town, key issues as outlined, as well as the         the Community Board, Forums and
amount was able to be re-      impact of rates on all businesses in the Council area.             Partnerships, plus preparation of a Vol-
turned into Water and          Council’s intention is that the community along with the State     unteer Welcome Program and Strategy, and im-
Sewerage Asset Replace-        Government and BHP Billiton needs to continue to equally           plementation of Communications Plan.
ment Reserves, no com-         share the overall costs of running the municipality to the high    Recreation Development Program Assistance… Ad-
mercial dividend was re-       standards required by our community.                               ditional management support designed to assist in the          Residents should note that the 2005/06
alized. Owing to the ex-       Council, in conjunction with the State Government and BHP          co-ordination and better management of all sporting            Council Budget is subject to review and fi-
tent of replacement works      Billiton has recognised that local residents should make a con-    groups and to guide Council and BHP Billiton how to
                               tribution that achieves this objective and is consistent with                          best configure future recreation fa-       nancial approval of the State Government
required this situation is                                                                                                                                       and BHP Billiton and as such may be re-
                               resident incomes. In addition our current deficit funding situ-                        cilities.
not expected to change in
                               ation also needs to be considered as both the State Govern-                                 Other Community Development           viewed during the year.
                               ment and BHP Billiton also review the extent of financial sup-                              Initiatives…Current community
As per normal practice any     port regardless of the actual proposed works in any given year.                                                                   A summary of Council’s budget and a copy
                                                                                                                           development initiatives through
changes in water and sew-      As a result, Council has decided to increase the total overall                            support for local media The Moni-       of the 2005/06 Rating Policy Summary will
erage charges will be in-      rate revenue collected from the existing rate base by 9.8 per                        tor – Your Community Newspaper,              be sent to all ratepayers with the first Rate
troduced in January 2006.      cent. Average Residential Rate including garbage charge is                           RoxFM Community Radio, Outback               Notice
For residential premises,      now around $1,041 per annum or $20.02 per week.                                Fringe Festival Tourism and Business Sup-
current and likely future      Residents should note that during the year property valuations               port and others also continue.
                                                                                                                                                                 Copies of Council’s formal budget, munici-
sewerage rates are is likely   have increased on average between 15 and 25 per cent, with                                                                        pal rating policy and other strategic docu-
to remain at levels less       some uneven distributions, especially for commercial and light     BUDGET...On a percentage basis Council                         ments are available at the Council Office,
than charges that are ap-      industrial uses. To avoid an inequitable situation differential                                                                   Richardson Place Roxby Downs, during of-
                               rates have been therefore adjusted to suit. However, changes       proposes to spend the $10.4 million
plied by SA Water in coun-     to actual individual property rates will, depend on individual     budget according to the illustrated areas                      fice hours - phone 8671 0010.
try South Australia.           property valuations and the differential rate applicable.          as depicted in the diagram above.

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COUNCIL SNIPPETS                                               CARAVANS                                                          PUBLIC NOTICES
Council snippets is a paid
community information service.                  30ft Caravan with 30ft solid annexe in
                                                Myall Grove Caravan Park. Three
Upcoming Works...Training exercise to be        bedrooms, side patio, kitchen, ensuite
held at the Town Water Supply by the CFS,       toilet and shower, fully-fenced. $6000 ono
Ambulance and SES.
                                                – serious buyers only. Phone                                            ADOPTION OF VALUATIONS & DECLARATION OF RATES 2005/06
Review of footpath and landscape of
                                                0407 571 123.                                                          NOTICE is herby given that the Municipal Council of Roxby Downs, for
southern sub-division.                                                                                                 the financial year ending 30 June 2006, and in exercise of the powers
Completion of asset upgrae of the swim-                                                                                contained in Chapter 10 of the Local Government Act 1999 and the Roxby
                                                   HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION                                               Downs (Indenture Ratification) Act 1982, adopted the following resolutions
ming pool and plant room.
                                                                                                                       1. Adoption of Valuation
Completed Works...Tiles removed at              Need a Beach Holiday? Country                                             1.1. The rates assessed on rateable land in the area of the Council
swimming pool in preparation for major          Getaways has holiday rentals all over                                          will be based on the capital value of land for all rateable land.
maintenance works.                                                                                                        1.2. Pursuant to Section 167(2)(a) of the Local Government Act the
                                                Yorke Peninsula. Book NOW for January.                                         most recent valuations of the Valuer General available to the
Parking...Ongoing parking control action        Visit for                                             Council of the capital value of land within the Council’s area be
is being undertaken around town with sev-                                                                                      adopted, totalling $292,395,660.
                                                more info. Ph: 88322623.
eral warning notices being issued. Resi-                                                                               2. Fixed Charge
                                                                                                                          A fixed charge of $225 is imposed in respect of each separate piece of
dents are reminded that parking in the                        FAREWELL                                                    rateable land in the Council area.
Richardson Place Bus Zone is restricted                                                                                3. Declaration of Differential General Rates
to buses only and that along with parking                                                                                 Differential General Rates are declared in accordance with the use of
                                                FAREWELL Wade. The legend is                                              the land in accordance with the differentiating factors specified at
on road side verges is a traffic offence
                                                leaving, last and final farewell party is this                            Regulation 10 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 1999
subject to the issue of infringement no-                                                                                  as follows:-
tices.                                          Saturday. Come along and say good bye,
                                                                                                                          3.1 Residential Land – a differential rate of 0.3900 cents in the dollar
                                                last chance, don’t miss it. 7pm this Sat                                       on the capital value of such land.
Vandalism...Council urges all residents to
                                                3rd Sept at The Club Beer Garden. Light                                   3.2 Commercial Shops, Commercial Office, Commercial Other – a
report instances of vandalism to the po-                                                                                       differential rate of 0.8750 cents in the dollar on the capital value
                                                supper will be provided. All welcome.
lice and Council. This is your community                                                                                       of such land.
and your rates are being wasted by these                                                                                  3.3 Industrial Light, Industrial Other, Primary Production and Other –
                                                               FOR SALE                                                        a differential rate of 0.7500 cents in the dollar on the capital value
types of action so your help is essential.                                                                                     of such land.
Electricity Cent a Meters...Council has                                                                                   3.4 Vacant Land – a differential rate of 0.6550 cents in the dollar on
purchased 5 analyser meters for customer        ONE only refrigerated 20 foot container                                        the capital value of such land.

service purposes. These meters are avail-       $3,500 plus GST. Ph 8671 0336.                                         4. Service Charges
                                                                                                                          A service charge of $130 is imposed upon each separate piece of
able for hire from Council for a small fee.     GENERAL: Peg Perago Milano XL pram,                                       rateable land to which the Council makes available a collection,
Meters will assist customers to monitor         still in box, used only 5 times $550.                                     treatment and disposal of domestic waste service.
their power usage.                              Emmaljunga toddler seat $70. Sit or                                    5. Method of Payment
                                                                                                                          That in accordance with Section 181 of the Local Government Act
Rates...Rates for the 2005/06 financial         stand skate board for pram $45. 3rd row                                   1999, the 2005/2006 General Rates (Fixed Charges and Differential
year have been declared and Rates Notices       of Leather seats for Commodore Wagon                                      Rates) and Service Charge shall be in four (4) instalments payable on
                                                                                                                          30 September 2005, 16 December 2005, 16 March 2006 and 16 June
with accompanying Budget and Rate Sum-          $250. All prices ONO. Phone: 8671 3075.                                   2006.
mary Explanation sent to all ratepayers.        SHIPPING Containers. 20 and 40 foot.                                      W J Boehm, Administrator                                29 August 2005
Water Accounts...Water Account Re-              From $1,000 each inc GST. At Olympic
minder Notices have been issued. Prompt         Dam ph 8671 0336 (bh).
payment is required to avoid further ac-                                                                              AGM Roxby Downs Basketball
                                                STAINLESS steel food grade sheets.
tion                                                                                                                  Association AGM will be held on Tuesday
                                                Approx .55m x .68m x .7m, .625m x
Electricity Accounts...Electricity Discon-                                                                            September 20 at 7:30pm in the Rec
                                                .625m x .7m, 2.1m x .45m from $6 per
nection Pending Notices have now been                                                                                 Centre Conference Room. Please submit
                                                sheet inc GST. At Olympic Dam ph 8671
issued. Please pay by the due date to avoid                                                                           any issues or changes to By-laws you
                                                0336 (bh).
disconnection of power supply.                                                                                        may have in writing to Cathy Fraser
Dog Registrations...Dog Registrations for       WHEELIE bins, new, 240 litres $55 each                                before the meeting so they can be                           Celebrate
the 2005/06 financial year became due and       plus GST or 2 for $100 plus GST. At                                   discussed at the AGM. All teams must                       your child’s
payable from 1 July 2005. Grace period          Olympic Dam ph 8671 0336 (bh).                                        be represented or a fine will be incurred.                 birthday in
for registrations expired on 31 August          WOODEN railway sleepers, 2.4 metres                                   All welcome. C Fraser, PO Box 345,
                                                                                                                                                                               The Monitor
2005. Thereafter an $80 expiation fee           long, from $15 each incl GST. At Olympic                              Roxby Downs, Secretary RDBA.
applies.                                                                                                                                                                     Your Community
                                                Dam ph 8671 0336 (bh).                                                GRAND Final, Roxby Downs Basketball
Fireworks...Fireworks are only allowed to                                                                             Association Grand Final will be held on                  Newspaper.
be set off by a pyro-technician with the                   PEST CONTROL                                               Saturday, September 17 starting at 5pm                       Phone
appropriate permits. Fines are applicable                                                                             at the Rec Centre. Bar facilities available.               the Roxby
if not adhered to.                                                                                                    Supper and presentation upstairs after                    Downs office
Local Website...Visit your local updated
website. New Forums have now been
                                                                           Book now                                   the A Men match. All welcome.                                  on
added. Read what’s new and have your                                        for Sept,                                 LEARN TO FLY Roxby Downs Aero Club,
                                                                                                                      phone Ben Hammond 0407 974 002, Jim
                                                                                                                                                                                 8671 2683
say       in      the
                           Forums          at                                2005 &                                   Spring 0417 867 812 or Phil Goldsworthy
                                                                            beat the                                  0417 810 494.

Street Lighting...Is there a street light not
working near your home? Please include                                         bugs!
the exact location (street, house number)         PLEASE NOTE OUR NEW PHONE NUMBER                  RENTAL ACCOMMODATION
                                                 8558 8396
when reporting to assist in easy identifi-
cation for repair.
                                                                                                 ROXBY Downs, Available September 4,
Rubbish Collection...Residents are re-                                                                                                               St Barbara’s Catholic Church
                                                                                                 2005. Immaculate 3 br home in quiet cul-
minded that there is a limit of one bin per                                                                                                                    Roxby Downs
household for weekly rubbish collection.                                                         de-sac. Heating/cooling. Large rumpus
                                                                                                                                                          Saturday evening 6pm
                                                        POSITIONS VACANT                         room. Double garage, flash workshop
Opal Road Landfill Opening Hours...                                                                                                                        Sunday morning 9am
                                                                                                 and outdoor entertaining area – must
Tuesdays, 8am to 12 noon, Thursdays 1pm                                                                                                              Andamooka Catholic Church
                                                                                                 see. $400 per week. Phone (08) 8150
to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm.          CLEANER required for 3:30 – 5:30, Mon                                                                           Sunday 11am
                                                                                                 1677 or 0411 313 373.
Out of hours access call 08 8671 1154.          – Fri. Roxby Downs Area. Phone: (08)                                                                     first and third Sunday of
Council         Office       Hours          –   8363 9865.                                                                                                      every month
General...Monday to Friday – 9am to                                                                                                                       St Michael’s Catholic
5pm.                                              TRANSPORT / REMOVALISTS                                                                                   Church, Woomera
                                                                                                                                                                Sunday 5pm
                                                                                                  Rental property required                             All denominations welcome
                                                                                                     for the use of an Area Manager.                Roxby Downs Lutheran Church
          Incorporating                           Pt Pirie                                                                                                    Sunday 10.30am
                                                                                                      Prefer 4 bedroom with a pool.                   and Sunday School – 9.30am
 ROXBY POWER ROXBY WATER                         & Adelaide
      (Electricity          (Water &               Depots                                                  Contact: Bob Innes.                          Roxby Downs Christian
       Supply)          Sewerage Services)                                                                                                                 Community Church
                Richardson Place                 Antique &                                                                                                      Sunday 10am
                                                    Household Removals
                                                                                                           0400 288 849
     PO Box 124, Roxby Downs SA 5725                                                                                                                Andamooka Community Church
                                                        Local, Interstate & Country
   Ph - 08 8671 0010       Fx - 08 8671 0452                                                                                                                    Sunday 2pm
                                                            Storage & Delivery Specialists
      Email -                                                                                                                 Desert Springs Church
        After Hours Emergency Contact             Ph: 0427 716 173                                Reach more readers in                                  Sunday 10.00am at the
               Ph - 0418 892 870                  Roxby Downs       Pt Augusta     Pt Pirie       The Monitor newspaper                               Roxby Downs TAFE College.

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Indoor basketball                                                                                                                             Dirt circuit results
basketball results from August 25, 2005                                                                                                       DIRT CIRCUIT…Roxby Downs Sporting
are as follows:                                                                                                                               Car Club held its latest round of racing on
A-Grade Women - Devils 45 (T                                                                                                                  Saturday, August 27.
Coombes 17) defeated Bulls 23 (B                                                                                                              With State Titles looming, lots of new drivers
Petherick 15). Eagles 20 defeated                                                                                                             and visiting racers were on the track, making
Chocies 0.                                                                                                                                    the night’s racing very competitive.
B-Grade Women - Devils 46 (S Weston                                                                                                           Chris Dawson finished the night with some
14) defeated Bulls 30 (M Roach 9).                                                                                                            excitement, rolling his car in the President’s
Eagles 47 (L Reid 16) defeated Jets 30                                                                                                        Race.
(S Woolford 10). SSA Cougars 28 (K                                                                                                            Dawson walked away safely but the car will
James, C Cooper 7) defeated Devils2                                                                                                           need some work before next month’s
(J Walford 3).                                                                                                                                competition.
August 23, 2005:                                                                                                                              Results were as follows.
C-Grade Women - Wanderers 38 (K                                                                                                               Social - Andrew Reed 25 points, Jessica
James 18) defeated Tandales 19 (T                                                                                                             McKinnon 20 on a count-back, Amanda
Kelly 8). Spectres 32 (K McAdam 13)                                                                                                           Aitken, 20.
defeated Eagles 19 (J Nowak 7).
                                                                                                                                              Standard - 1 Tony Webber 27, Steven Webber
Men - Chocie Soldiers 77 (J Reid B                                                                                                            22 and Clydie Sneyd 16.
Haines 19) defeated Magpies 28 (T
Rowan 14). JetsB 61 (D Del Pizzo 18)                                                                                                          Open Modifieds – Justin Webb, 24, Josh
defeated Jets 48 (D Kaminski 19).                                                                                                             Gigney 23, Steve Gigney 20.
MPR Magpies 50 (J Castle 24)                                                                                                                  Open - Steven Webber 27, Geoff Munro 21
defeated Bradken Bears 35 (M Weaver                                                                                                           and Ian Aitkins 17 on a count-back.
15).                                        BOWLS TOURNAMENT...Roxby Downs Bowling Club christened its new                                    President’s Race - Tony Webber, Chris
August 18, 2005:                            green last week by hosting its first tournament for the seasons. Long-time                        Dawson and Steven Webber.
A-Grade Women - Bulls 55 (L Girdham         local bowler Barney Baxter leans in for the first bowl of the day. Keep                           Sportsperson of the day - Jason Lee, Greg
21) defeated Eagles 33 (L Sutherland,       watching The Monitor next issue for a complete report on last week’s                              Limbert and John Hobbs.
B Allen 12). Devils 20 defeated             bowls and ongoing bowls news.                                                                     Best Presented - 077 Pete and Scud Dunkley.
Chocies 0.
B-Grade Women - Jets 40 (D Judd 14)
defeated SSA Cougars 29 (K James, L
Evans 7). Devils 20 defeated Devils2
0. Eagles 20 defeated Bulls 0.
August 16, 2005:
                                          Tennis tournament approaches Winter tennis                                                                     SENIOR TENNIS…Winter Tennis
C-Grade Women - Tandales 34 (C Male       JUNIOR TENNIS…Results from August 28, 2005,             score over the day.                                    season is drawing to a close, with
12) defeated Eagles 20 (J Nowak, J        are as follows:                                         Division 1 Mens doubles Sponsored by BHP               the grand finals to be played on
Longmire 6). Wanderers 45 (S Luckett
19) defeated Spectres 30 (K McAdam        Division 1 - T Hombsch 4 defeated S Allen 1. R          Billiton $200 first prize.                             Sunday, September 4.
6).                                       Hamblin 4 defeated J Hombsch 1. N Hombsch 4             Division 2 Mens doubles Sponsored by Roxby             The Annual General Meeting will
Men - MPR Magpies 93 (D Taylor 30)        defeated J Thomson 0. J Thomson 4 defeated S            Downs Caravan Park $200 first prize.                   be held on Friday, September 9,
defeated Magpies 24 (T Paull 8).          Allen 0. N Hombsch 4 defeated J Hombsch 1. T                                                                   with members urged to attend to
                                                                                                  Womens doubles Sponsored by Linfox $200 first
Bradken Bears 59 (D Seidel 25)            Hombsch 4 defeated R Hamblin 3.                                                                                help the Roxby Downs Tennis Club
defeated Jets 27 (T Chesson 8). Chocie    Division 2 - M Evans 4 defeated N Thomson 0. H                                                                 move forward into the future.
Soldiers 20 defeated Jets B 0.                                                                    Division 1 mens Doubles R/Up sponsored by Career
                                          Wurfel 4 defeated B Evans 1. T Hill 4 defeated E                                                               A doubles tournament will be held
August 11, 2005:                                                                                  Employment Group.                                      on September 11th, all interested
                                          Daly 1. J Daly 4 defeated B Weltner 2.
A-Grade Women - Eagles 36 (N Hay                                                                  Division 2 mens Doubles R/UP Sponsored by Roche        players should register with Neville
                                          The Grand Final for juniors is 10am for Division 2
23) defeated Devils 24 (N Richter 18).                                                            Mining (JR) Pty Ltd.                                   Hombsch, Linda Evans or Michelle
Bulls 24 (B Penglase 12) defeated         and 11.00am for Division 1, on Sunday, September
                                                                                                  Womens doubles sponsored by Mensland $100              Thomson. A junior tournament will
Chocies 23 (S Dadleh 7).                  4.
                                                                                                  voucher.                                               be held on September 26.
B-Grade Women - Jets 49 (A Lamb 18)       Presentations at around midday. BYO lunch.                                                                     Summer tennis competition will
defeated Devils2 20 (Z Grigg 10).                                                                 Junior Tennis Results August, 20, 2005:
                                          There will be a doubles tournament held for adults                                                             start in late October, reverting to
Devils 54 (B Ramsey 14) defeated                                                                  Division 1 - T Hombsch 4 defeated J Thomson 1. N
                                          on Sunday, September 11 at the Lions Park Courts                                                               playing on Friday and Saturday
Eagles 22 (L Rasheed 8). SSA Cougars                                                              Hombsch 4 defeated J Hombsch 1. E Sach 4
50 (R Sheppard 18) defeated Bulls 43      at 9.45am.                                                                                                     nights. Interested players should
                                                                                                  defeated S Allen 1. R Hamblin 4 defeated J             contact Neville Hombsch, Linda
(M Kiely 13).                             Nomination fees are $7 which includes a sausage
                                                                                                  Thomson 0. T Hombsch 4 defeated J Hombsch 1. R         Evans or Michelle Thomson.
August 9, 2005:                           sizzle.
                                                                                                  Hamblin 4 defeated S Allen 1. N Hombsch 4              Results for Round 8 are as follows:
C-Grade Women - Wanderers 51 (K           Nomination forms are available at sportspower and       defeated E Sach 0.
James 22) defeated Eagles 22 (D           can be dropped off there or at the senior grand final                                                          Division 1 - Smashers defeated
Hancock 12). Spectres 24 (A Wallace                                                               Division 2 - M Evans 4 defeated B Evans 3. H           Winners 35 games to 27. Aces 32 d
                                          on Sunday, September 4.
12) drew Tandales 24 (J Jones 8).                                                                 Wurfel 4 defeated E Daly 1. T Hill 4 defeated J Daly   Volleys 25.
                                          All doubles partners will be drawn from a hat, you      0. N Thomson 4 defeated B Weltner 2. B Evans 4
Men - Jets 53 (N Backhouse 20)                                                                                                                           Divison 2 – Smashers 21 d Winners
defeated Magpies 42 (B McGuire, T         will play with a different partner each round. Best     defeated S Greenfield 0.
                                          of seven games and each individuals’ games will                                                                7. Volleys 25 d Volleys 20.
Paull 10). MPR Magpies 57 (K                                                                                                     Michelle Thomson,
Williams 18) defeated Chocies 32 (B       count. Winner will be determined by aggregate                                                                                  Roger Scholefield,
                                                                                                                                      tennis reporter.           Roxby Downs Tennis Club.
Dadleh 19).

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  Power surges ahead in
  nine-a-side competition
  August 21, local Under 13 footballers played
  a one-off nine-a-side competition.
  The two local Roxby Downs teams split into
  four teams for the event.
  The teams were Crows, Power, Cats and
  The nine-a-side rules are nearly the same as
  normal football, the main differences are that
  only the three forwards can kick goals and you
  can only have two bounces off the footy before
  This style of game promotes team play.
  The Princesses coached by Kaz Lynch had one
  win and two losses.
  The Crows coached by Kim Elliott also had
  one win and two losses.
                                                                                                                                  SOCCER...Buffalo Soldiers’ Tom
  The Cats coached by Shane Thomson had two                                                                                       Speight takes control of the ball at
  wins and one loss as did the Power coached                                                                                      last week’s Roxby Downs indoor
  by Damien Smith.                                                                                                                soccer game against the ‘Teachers’
  The winner was decided by ‘most goals                                                                                           team. Soccer is played Tuesday
  kicked’ and that was the Power with 18 goals.                                                                                   nights at the Roxby Downs Leisure
  The weather was perfect and everyone had a                                                                                      Centre stadiums. New members
  great day.                                           photograph by junior sports reporter Toby Sutherland                       always welcome. For more
                                                                                                                                  information telephone Brad Parks -
  A huge thankyou to Shane Thomson for                                                                                            0400 883 190.
  organising the day.                               NINE-A-SIDE FOOTBALL... ‘Crow’ Josh Elliott busts through the
                              Toby Sutherland,      opposition ‘Princesses’ during the recent nine-a-side football
                         junior sports reporter.    competition for U13s in Roxby Downs.

                                                                                                                               Indoor volleyball
Roxby                      Softballers swing into semis                                                                        VOLLEYBALL…Results from Roxby Downs
                                                                                                                               volleyball on August 22, 2005, are as follows:
                                                                                                                               A-Grade - Benders 98 defeated Prophets 70 (T

Downs                                                                                                                          Brougham).
                                                                                                                               B-Grade - Nancy’s 107 defeated Block It 87. Tigers
                                                                                                                               115 defeated Tri Hards 77 (N Jones).

netball                                                                                                                        Results from August 15, 2005:
                                                                                                                               A-Grade - Prophets 68 defeated Benders 68.
                                                                                                                               B-Grade - Nancy’s 94 defeated Tigers 79 (P
NETBALL…Netball                                                                                                                Hannigan).
results from August 24,
2005, are as follows:
Mixed - Bowheelers 27
defeated Isotopes 17 (M                                                                                                              Andamooka Opal Showroom
Kiely). Alle Katz 29                                                                                                                    Post Office and Motel
defeated Hornridge 25.
Makrats 32 defeated
Spankees 21 (L Brown).
                                                                                                                                         Behind the Famous
miners 11 defeated
Playas on a forfeit.
                                                                                                                                           Bottle House
                                                                                                                                        Opal Creek Boulevard, Andamooka
B-Grade - Blue Jays 26
defeated Tandales 24 (G                                                                                                                            OPEN 7 DAYS
Hollitt). Keeches 42                                                                                                                       and after hours by appointment
defeated Shorties 19 (N                                                                                                              Ph: (08) 8672 7007 • Fax: (08) 8672 7062
Elliot). Miners 39                                                                                                                
defeated Pink Ladies 12                                                                                                                  Email:
(D Judd).
A-Grade - Makrats 31       SOFTBALL… Mark Pranic of Rebels 2 swings into action in the
defeated Cruisers 27 (T    recent semi-finals of Roxby Downs Softball.

                                                                                                              Limited edition signed prints of
August 17, 2005:           SOFTBALL…Roxby                Downs       Tony was voted the best on ground
                           Softball hosted its quarter semi-         by his team.
Mixed - Miners2 29
                                                                                                                            original pastel works
                           finals on Sunday, August 28.
defeated Makrats 22 (M                                               Ben Summerton scored a home run
                           Results from the finals are as            hitting deep into the outfield.
Bishop). Alle katz 29
defeated Isotopes 18 (P                                              Reminders:
                           Rebels 1 vs Rebels 2 - This was the
Epdell). Hornridge 48
defeated Spankees 10 (J    closest game for the season,              This coming Saturday is the                               Framed
Castle). Bowheelers 27     throughout the game there was only
                           a run difference.
                                                                     grandfinal to be played between the
                                                                     Shakers and Rebels 2.
defeated Playa’s 5 (S
Richards).                 Jacob Haugum played a fantastic           The grand final will be preceded by                      Unframed
B-Grade - Keeches 42
                           game, batting and fielding well
                           taking a few catches out at left field.
                                                                     a ‘battle of the sexes’ match at noon                      $75
defeated Blue Jays 10 (B                                             and the grand final at 2pm.
                           He was voted best on ground by his

                                                                                                               Local Artist DAVE KOVAC
Vanderhucht). Miners       team.                                     Softball presentations are at the
32 defeated Tandales 22                                              Roxby Downs Community Club after
                           Daniel Seidel and Mark Pranic both
(B Petherick).             hit home runs for Rebels 2.               the grandfinal for a 6pm start, in the
A-Grade - Cruisers 32      Tony Jordan played well for Rebels        beer garden.
defeated Gecko Girls 25    1 taking the catch of the season at                              Natalie Jones,    Available now – Contact Dave on 0409 726 252
(M Kiely).                 first base.                                                   softball reporter.

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Junior football presentations
JUNIOR            FOOT-
BALL…Roxby Downs
Junior          Football
Association hosted its
grandfinal on August 28,
Results from the grand
finals are as follows:
U12 Junior Colts -
Bulldogs 5.13.43 def
Hawks 2.3.15.
Bulldog goals: K Lynch
1, D Male 1, J Elliott 2,
T Harbridge 1.
Hawk goals: J Hombsch
1, T Sutherland 1.
Bulldogs best: J Kenny,
K Lynch, D Male, A                                       JUNIOR
Bishop, A Koning.                                        COLTS...
Hawks best: J Hombsch,                                   Bulldogs,      SENIOR TROPHY WINNERS...Trophy winners in the U16 Senior
A Wissel, L Ryan, R                                      above,         Colts, from left, frong Kade Perrett (Dragons best team man),
Adamson.                                                 defeated the   Kain Zeptner (Razorbacks and Association best and fairest), Brad
U15 Senior Colts -                                       Hawks, left,   Haliman (Razorbacks runner-up), Jake Bowden (Dragons runner-
Razorbacks 10.9.69 def                                   to take the    up), Tyson Cox (most improved for Razorbacks), back, Daniel
Dragons 10.4.64.                                         premiership    Jackson (Dragons most improved, Kurt Reynolds (Razorbacks
Dragon goals: T Paull 4,                                 title in the   best team man), Todd Paull (Razorbacks best and fairest) and
J Hombsch 4, S Murray                                    U12s final     Brad Spillman (coach’s awards and association runner-up).
1, J Beenham 1.                                          at the
Razorback goals: B                                       weekend.
Haliman 4, K Zeptner 2,
K Reynolds1, D Male 1.
Dragons        best:    J
Hombsch, C Buran, T
Paull, S Murray, J
Razorbacks best: B
Spilman, A Warren, K
Zeptner, T Cox, B
Results from the August
21, 2005, semi-finals are
as follows:
Razorbacks 11.7.73 def
Dragons 3.4.22.
Dragon goals: D Male
2, J Bowden 1.
Razorback goals: K            SENIOR
Zeptner 4, K Reynolds        COLTS...
4, T Schott 1, B Haliman    Razorbacks,
1, T Cox 1.                     above,
Dragons best: J Bowden,     continued
C Buran, A Moss, S           strong to
                                                                        JUNIOR TROPHY WINNERS...Trophy winners for the junior colts,
Murray, C Hocking.          defeat the
                                                                        from left, front, Ayrton Koning (coach’s award), Alex Wissell
Razorbacks best: M           Dragons,
                                                                        (coach’s award), Koby Lynch (best team man, runner-up best and
Barrand, T Wilson, K          right, in
                                                                        fairest for Hawks), back, Bowde Kelly, Nick Hombsch (Bulldogs
Zeptner, K Reynolds, J      the grand
                                                                        best and fairest), Jed Kenny (Bulldogs runner-up) and Jack
Russell.                          final.
                                                                        Hombsch (Hawks best and fairest).


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                                                                                                                     Station Manager

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Auskick fun and games Sporting
      Downs Auskick
     enjoyed a day of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Proudly sponsored by
 fun and games and
                 medal                                                                                                                                                                                         Woomera & Districts
    presentations on                                                                                                                                                                                           Football League
 Sunday, August 28.
   Children received
          medals and                                                                                                                                                                            September                September 24,
  certificates - right,                                                                                                                                                                         September 3,             Saturday
      Nathan Hooper,                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday                 Roxby Downs Golf
       Joel Longmire,                                                                                                                                                                           Roxby Downs Softball
 Matthew Lamb and                                                                                                                                                                                                        Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                Final                    Stroke MM
       Matthew Lowe.
           During the                                                                                                                                                                           September 3,             September 25,
       presentations,                                                                                                                                                                           Saturday                 Sunday Roxby Downs
    coach Steve Daly                                                                                                                                                                            Roxby Downs Golf         Tennis Club junior
  thanked the many                                                                                                                                                                              Club
   parent volunteers                                                                                                                                                                                                     tournament
 who contributed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 9, Friday      October
  the program - one
 of SA’s biggest and                                                                                                                                                                            Roxby Downs Tennis       October 1, Saturday
 most successfuly -                                                                                                                                                                             Club AGM 7.30pm          Roxby Downs Golf
        over the 2005                                                                                                                                                                           RDLC                     Club
     footballl season.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ambrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 10,
                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday                 October 2, Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                Roxby Downs Golf         Roxby Downs Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                Club Par                 Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 11,            Stroke
                                                                                                                                                                                                Roxby Downs Tennis       October 8, Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                Club doubles             Roxby Downs Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                tournament for adults.   Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                Lions Park Courts at     Stableford
                                                                                                                                                                                                9.45am. $7,
                                                                                                                                                                                                nomination forms         October 15, Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                available from           Desert Dirt Kart Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                Sportspower              Night meeting 7.00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 17,            start
                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday                 October 15, Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                Roxby Downs Golf         Roxby Downs Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                Club                     Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ambrose RFDS             Stroke MM / AGM
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 17 & 18,       October 16, Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                Desert Dirt Kart Club    Desert Dirt Kart Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                Outback Classic          Practice Day 1.00pm
                                                               MEDAL WINNERS...Local Auskick kids Tom Barratt, Matilda                                                                          2 day event
                                                                                                                                                                                                Start 4.00pm on 17th     October 22, Saturday
                                                               Cordy and Brodie Daddow compare medals following the
                                                               end-of-season presentations at Roxby Downs at the                                                                                                         Roxby Downs Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 17,            Club
                                                               weekend. Auskick participants enjoyed a sausage sizzle and
                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday                 Closing Day Ambrose
                                                               a day of fun and games, left, including tug-o-war, hopping
                                                               races and a bulls-eye handpassing competition.                                                                                   Police Golf Day &
                                                                                                                                                                                                RFDS Auction             October 29, Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Roxby Downs Golf
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 17
OD Devils win                                                                                                                                                                                   Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                Roxby Downs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Presentation Dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                Basketball Grand         November
back-to-back                                                                                                               and          Your Community Newspaper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         November 12,

                                                                                                                                                                                                Final. 5pm at the Rec
                                                                          are offering you the chance to                                                                                        Centre.                  Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Desert Dirt Kart Club
premierships                                                                                                                     A KANGAROO
                                                                                                                                                                                                September 20
                                                                                                                                                                                                Robxy Downs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Night meeting 7.00pm

WOOMERA              AND    goals S Doyle D Taylor                                                                                                                                                                       November 13,
                            2 goals each D Kaminski                                                                                                                                             Basketball Association
DISTRICTS FOOT-                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday
BALL LEAGUE…                R Prosser 1 goal each                                                                                                                                               AGM. 7:30 in the Rec
Results of the W&DFL        Best on ground - Paul
                                                       2 nights accommodation at the KANGAROO ISLAND SEAFRONT                                                                                   Centre Conference        Desert Dirt Kart Club
grand final, August 27,2    Kemp.
                                                       for 2 adults, twin share, in a Garden Chalet with Continental                                                                            Room                     Practice Day 1.00pm
005, are as follows:                                   Breakfasts. (Sponsored by KANGAROO ISLAND SEAFRONT and
                                                       PHIL HOFFMANN TRAVEL).
Olympic Dam 12 goals
8 points 80 points                                     Return passenger ferry fares for 2 adults and a
defeated Roxby Districts                               standard vehicle with Kangaroo Island SeaLink.
10 goals 6 points 66
points                       Red Hot Tip #2:
                                                       2 adult fares on the SeaLink Highlights Day Tour.
                                                       Prize is valid until December 1, 2006.
Best players for OD 1st P
                               Get your                                                                                                                                                                             YOUR SPORT
Kemp 2nd M Bunnett 3rd                                  Name: _________________________________________________________
Z Petty
Goal kickers A Woolford
                                estate                  Address: _______________________________________________________
T King T Martin 2 goals        planning                   ______________________________________________________________                                                                              Congratulations to
A Monfries S Kruger S
                                                          ________________________________ Phone: _______________________                                                                             OD Football Club,
Montgomerie            N       in order
Shinnick N Burton one
                                                      Conditions of Entry: Travel excluded during SA school holidays and long weekends. Prize is non-transferable or redeemable for cash.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       2005 Premiers.
goal each.                    (wills etc).            Prize does not include personal expenses and is subject to availability, seasonal restrictions and the Phil Hoffmann Travel Schedule of
                                                      Professionalism. Post your entry to “Phil Hoffmann Travel Competition”, PO Box 72, Roxby Downs SA 5725 or drop into the entry box at                OD Devils
Best players for Roxby                                the static display in the Council Chambers, Richardson Place, Roxby Downs. Competition starts August 18, 2005 and finishes last mail
1st R Prosser 2nd S Owens
3rd B Chesson
                                1300 1300 38
                                                      5pm, December 8, 2005. Total prize value is $934.40. Competition will be drawn at The Monitor office, Richardson Place, Roxby Downs
                                                      on December 9, 2005 at 12 noon and the winner will be informed by phone. Winner will be published in December 15 edition of The                back to back 04/05.
                                                      Monitor Newspaper. “SA Lic No T05/3324”.

Goal kickers P Clarke 4

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Premiership double for Devils

                                                                                                                                                                    SA title holder
                                                                                                                                                                    Chad Billett.

                                                                                                                               SA title for Roxby racer
                                                                                                                               MOTOCROSS…Roxby Downs racer Chad Billett,
                                                                                                                               19, came home with the SA Motocross State Titles
                                                                                                                               series last month.
                                                                                                                               Billett told The Monitor he has been riding motor-
                                                                                                                               bikes since he was four, and has been competing in
                                                                                                                               state titles since he was 13, but had never won one
                                                                                                                               until this year.
                                                                                                                               Billett competed in five rounds, in the pro-open
                                                                                                                               class, throughout SA on his Honda 450 this year.
                                                                                                                               “I’m ecstatic – I’ve been working towards a state
                                                                                                                               title my whole life and I was able to reach it this
                                                                                                                               year. Last year I came second in the pro-opens, this
                                                                                                                               year I took the top spot.
DEVILS DUO...Coach Wayne ‘Woody’                                                                                               “I’ve been riding bikes since I was four years old
Turner and captain Nigel Shinnick proudly                                                                                      and racing since I was eight.
display the W&DFL premiership shield.                                                                                          “Motocross is just a great adrenalin sport – being
                                                                                                                               able to jump and just go fast.”
                                                                                                                               Billett – who won three of the five state rounds out-
                                                                                                                               right – has been training locally while working at
                                                                                                                               Olympic Dam for more than six months.
              your             you for
           Is your bank taking you for a ride?                                                                                 “On my days off I’d go riding out at the track or go
             Get a free home loan health check with                                                                            to the gym after my shifts,” he said.
                        Mor tgage Choice.
                                                                                                                               “My dad races as well and he got me into racing -
       Kerry Dunn will be visiting Roxby Downs
            on September 23, 24 and 25.
                                                                                                                               he bought me my first bike when I was four and I
                   Phone Kerry on                                                                                              went out riding with him. It just kind of grew from
              0407 861 273                              BACK-TO-BACK...Despite struggling at half-time against long-
                                                        time rivals Roxby Downs, the Olympic Dam Devils clawed their           “I want to thank my mum and dad, and my sponsors,
      Working in partnership with local business!       way back to a 14-point victory in the weekend’s Woomera and            for their support.”
                                                        Districts Football League grand final for the second year running.     In 2006, Billett has his eyes set on the national titles
                                                        Complete game results on Page 23.                                      and a berth in the Finke Desert Race.

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