FATHER Thomas KaraÂma has been travelling to Sampson Flat to volunteer with BlazeAid in the fire-ravaged area for several weeks, and plans to continue for as long as possible.
IMPACTS of mining and mineral exploration, and the rights of farmers, were the focus of a farmers-only meeting at Petersville last Thursday.
HAVING only just recently celebrated her birthday, Minlatonâ€™s latest centenarian, Eva Williams (formerly Longbottom), is now aiming to reach 102 because she considers it a fair age.
AFTER months of fundraising, teams in the Southern Yorke Peninsula Relay for Life showed their commitment to the fight against cancer by circling Yorketown oval for 19 hours during the weekend.
SURF boat rowers were treated to a spectacular sunrise after leaving Stansbury in the dark, and were accompanied by pods of up to 15 dolphins as they made their way across Gulf St Vincent last week.
SURROUNDED by colourful friends and supporters Anne Spaeth, of Stansbury, bravely had her head shaved as part of the Leukaemia Foundationâ€™s Shave for a Cure on Friday, March 13.
JANET Cameron was volunteered with the Know One, Teach One organisation in Vietnam, taking Sydney university students to work with the charityâ€™s trainees in February.
Port Vincent Sailing Club hosted the South Australian Optimist State Titles during the weekend.
Â PORT Vincent Sailing Club will host the South Australian Optimist State Titles this weekend.
Some of the nation's best junior sailors, and members of the Australian team competing in the open event, will join local juniors for the two-day competition.
About 50 boats will be on the water, one of the biggest fleets in the bay for some time, as the competitors aged between 7 and 15 put their dinghies through their paces.
The Optimist is about the size of a bath tub and considered the training ground for future Olympians.
In fact, 80 per cent of the skippers in the London Olympics learned on an Optimist.
"These are great little boats for kids to learn the basics, the skill they pick up so quickly just astounds me, and I wish I'd started on an Opti," Port Vincent junior coach Kym Campion said.
Six local Opti sailors will be taking part in the titles including Bella and Archie Campion, Isla Hickman, Angus and Maggie Pointon, and Rory Hackett.
"Bella, Isla and Archie all took part in the Opti Nationals at Mornington in Victoria recently, there were 130 boats in their green class, and 350 overall in the three classes," Campion said.
"I was very proud of them, they did very well.
"Bella, who has been sailing for four years came in 15th, and with two years under their belt, Archie came 23rd and Isla 28th, which was a great result.
"Our juniors are all pretty keen and the interest has been snowballing which is great, the youngest would be Matilda Cook whose just turned six and she's been sailing the Opti with Bella."
Anyone with an interest in the sea and sailing is welcome to come and watch these future Olympians in action over the weekend.
On Saturday racing will start at 10am, with three to four races back-to-back before and after lunch; races will run right through until 1pm on Sunday followed by presentations in the club.
People are advised the boat ramp next to the club will be closed for this event.