Jenny Oldland

Jenny Oldland

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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:50

BlazeAid volunteering

BLAZEAID DINNER... SYP Anglican Parish members met by BlazeAid representatives as they arrive at Lenswood to cook dinner for volunteers and their families. Back: BlazeAid coordinator Wendy Cope, Val Rogers, Sue Warren, Audrey Cook, Deane Litster, John Anderson, Roz Kidd, Maree Anderson, Helen Martin, Bob Warren, Bev Litster, BlazeAid coordinator Lynne Bailey; front: Joan Correll, Fr Thomas Karama.


FATHER Thomas Kara­ma 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.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:55

Farmers meet about impact of mining

IMPACTS of mining and mineral exploration, and the rights of farmers, were the focus of a farmers-only meeting at Petersville last Thursday.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 15:41

Nanna Longy aiming for 102

CELEBRATIONS... Minlaton centenarian Eva Williams and son Neil Longbottom celebrate Eva’s milestone birthday with family and friends during a special afternoon tea at the Minlaton Golf Club.


HAVING only just recently celebrated her birthday, Minlaton’s latest centenarian, Eva Williams (formerly Longbottom), is now aiming to reach 102 because she considers it a fair age.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:23

$50,000 to fight cancer

SURVIVORS... Cancer survivors Ben Cross and Annette Baker lead the survivors’ and carers’ walk around Yorketown Oval and start the Southern Yorke Peninsula Relay for Life on the weekend. The relay raised more than $50,000 to help those affected by cancer, including the 1400 people from southern Yorke Peninsula who have used Cancer Council services in the past 12 months. PHOTO: Jenny Oldland


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.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:09

Rowing from Stansbury to Henley

FINISHING CREW... Bringing the surf boat home after the 68km crossing from Stansbury to Henley Beach in this year’s Big Row were rowers Laura Cassidy, Regan Smallacombe, Bernhard Viljoen, Emma Cassidy and Simon Mitris.


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.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:07

Anne’s $8000 brave shave

BRAVE SHAVE... Hairdresser Michelle Varricchio stands by with the clippers as Anne Spaeth, of Stansbury, forgoes her long hair to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Shave for a Cure.


SURROUNDED by colourful friends and supporters Anne Spaeth, of Stansbury, bravely had her head shaved as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Shave for a Cure on Friday, March 13.

VOLUNTEERS... Volunteer team leader Janet Cameron, of Port Vincent, and members of her group of Sydney university students, Stephanie Hickman, Caitlin Heavener and Kathy Tran, at the Know One, Teach One charity’s Ho Chi Minh City training centre.


JANET Cameron was volunteered with the Know One, Teach One organisation in Vietnam, taking Sydney university students to work with the charity’s trainees in February.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:42

Opti sailors in action at Port Vincent

CLASS OF 2015... Forty-four competitors in three divisions took part in the Optimist State Titles at Port Vincent producing some exciting racing. PHOTOS: Charlie Longbottom


Port Vincent Sailing Club hosted the South Australian Optimist State Titles during the weekend.

Friday, 13 March 2015 10:56

Port Vincent to host junior state titles

OPTI ACTION… Port Vincent junior Rory Hackett out on the bay in his Opti, will compete against of the country’s best young sailors this weekend in a competition that will see up to 50 of the dinghies out on the water.

 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.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015 15:23

First shack to go

SLOGGS MOTEL... Sloggs Motel at Shell Beach is earmarked for demolition under a life tenure agreement after the death of leaseholder Phillip Pavy, a move his extended family is appealing.


A FAMILY shack at Shell Beach is expected to be the first of Innes National Park’s iconic retreats to be demolished.

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