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Marj and Gary Rampton
What is your
The Last of the
The Jewel of the Nile
If you were to go
anywhere in the
world, where would
If you were to
what would it be?
Something that opens
rain and a
NEW TERM PROGRAMS
NEW WEBSITE: www.gawlercommunityhouse.com.au
2 Scheibener Terrace, Gawler 8522 4601
We run courses and programs here at Gawler Community
House during school terms.
You are welcome to join in. We keep our fees as low as
possible. Most are $6 per week.
Gawler Community House Programs
• Learning Spanish
COMING SOON (SUBJECT TO INTEREST):
• Using Social Media
• Writing Poetry
• Playing the Ukelele
• Sculpturing using Wire, Fabric
• Learning to Knit and Crochet
• Quick, Healthy, Tasty Meals
• School/Kinder Lunches
• Feeding your Toddler/Baby
• Kids In The Kitchen
Gawler - too lovely to litter
JODIE McNamara has always loved looking
Growing up with a family business, Mrs
McNamara developed a passion for selling and
assisting customers, starting her first job in a
pharmacy in 1994.
After nearly two decades working in the
industry, the Greenock resident has been
named runner-up in the 2014 South Australian
Pharmacy Assistant of the Year awards.
"It's nice to be recognised for the effort I've
put in," she said.
"One of the staff members here nominated
me so it was even nicer to be recognised by
Mrs McNamara said since starting in
pharmacy she took a small break to work at a
car dealership in the Barossa but missed the job
"As much as I loved doing that, I did miss
that care factor," she said.
In 2010 she joined Health E Advice Chemist
in Gawler, where she has pursued extra training
and developed her skills in her field.
Mrs McNamara said she loves her job, where
she could built camaraderie with her customers.
"It's when they come back and say 'that cream
works fantastic' or 'that tablet you gave me and
recommended, I can't believe the difference it's
made to my life'," she said.
As a part of her award, Mrs McNamara has
been given a special opportunity to attend the
pharmacy assistants' conference in Queensland
next week thanks to sponsorship from The
Pharmacy Guild of Australia, GuildSuper and
Health E Advice Chemist pharmacy assistant Jodie McNamara has been named runner-up in the 2014
South Australian Pharmacy Assistant of the Year awards.
PHOTO: Alec Urquhart
Jodie's winning smile
In my opinion...
AFTER years of executing withdrawal plans
to pull coalition soldiers out of Iraq and
Afghanistan, there were renewed hopes for
But, seemingly out of nowhere, IS (Islamic State)
has reared its ugly, murderous head and we appear
destined for another bloody war in the Middle East.
The IS threat has grown into a credible power
and is skilfully using social media to recruit more
followers and strike fear into Western society through
propaganda and beheadings.
While there is concern among the community, the
situation is yet to affect our day-to-day lives, and,
because of this, all appears to be relatively normal in
Even with the recent terror-related arrests in
Queensland and Sydney, as well as the shooting
of 18-year-old Numan Haider in Melbourne, the
majority of South Australians probably believe we are
There is certainly a feeling that until the threat
strikes someone in the local community, there is little
to worry about.
Evidence of this was present recently as Gawler
mayoral candidate John Bolton organised an event
called 'Anti-Terrorist Calming Down Community
Although poorly scheduled on AFL grand final day,
no-one turned up to the meeting.
The community was sending a message -- it wasn't
worried about the terror threat as it did not envisage
an attack of any kind occurring locally.
Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are considered
much more likely targets of a terror-based attack.
After all, who would want to target little old
With Australia committing to participate in air
strikes against IS and further terror-related arrests
in Melbourne on Monday, concern about the threat
continues to grow.
It is certainly a topic of conversation at many
Gawler pubs and social occasions, but I still get the
feeling people are not that concerned.
Sure, they are worried about the events overseas as
thousands of innocent people lose their lives.
But until this issue hits home and local people are
affected, it will be business as usual.
THE BUNYIP'S JOURNALIST CARL PFEIFFER EXPLORES
WHY THE CURRENT TERROR THREAT FROM ISLAMIC
STATE HAS LEFT LOCALS SURPRISINGLY UNCONCERNED.
The emergence of Islamic State, whilst a threat in the
Middle East, isn't a ecting our day-to-day lives here.
WASLEYS Community Group
is inviting the public to an event
showcasing what the township
has to offer at the Wasleys Insti-
tute on Saturday, October 18.
The event is aimed at
promoting and supporting
local businesses and services,
as many different skilled trades
and craftspeople live within the
Wasleys Community Group is
hopeful residents in the township
and surrounding areas will attend
to ensure the community stays
vibrant and continues to grow.
Entry is free and plans
to produce a local business
directory will follow from the
For more information,
contact Dawn Richter
sent in to The
Bunyip by Port
Lincoln man Ron
a response from
who had seen a
photo of the horse
in her collection
just before she saw
She tells us
the horse was
owned by Norm
Schmidt and the
photograph in her
taken by Harold
Noske. PHOTO: File
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