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MALLALA Bowling Club is
becoming bigger and better,
with increasing membership and
"We're one of the few clubs around
that are actually growing," president
Peter March said.
The volunteer-run club currently has
nearly 100 members, after growing by
27 per cent last year.
Mr March said the committee was
trying to create a "good atmosphere" at
"We've got some very good facilities
there now," he said.
Thanks to grants and a hand from
the community, the club has opened
up a second green to its members this
year, after replacing the old green, sur-
faced with traditional grass, with new
Mr March said the club can now
take more members and increase night
games, allowing players to avoid swel-
tering summer days.
"Normally what happens with the
grass green at night-time it gets slower
and heavier, but the synthetic surface,
it doesn't make any difference.
"They're beautiful to play on at
The club has also recently re-
ceived $3835 through the Grants for
Seniors program to purchase a sweeper
vacuum cleaner to help maintain its
Greener grass for Mallala
GAWLER Council has again granted
approval for the Christian flag and the
Eureka flag to be flown over the Gawler
Town Hall in the coming months.
The Eureka flag will be flown from Novem-
ber 29 to December 3, to mark the 160th an-
niversary of the Eureka Rebellion, a seminal
event in the history of Australian democracy.
The event is the only Australian example of
armed rebellion leading to reform unfair laws.
The Christian flag will be flown during the
Christmas period from December 19 to January 5.
The flags will temporarily replace the Gawler
Council flag on the fourth flagpole above the
Council passed the motion to fly the flags at
its October meeting.
"Given that approval to fly both of the flags
has been previously granted, staff are of the
view that a precedent has effectively been es-
tablished and that, on the basis of consistent
governance, approval should be granted in this
instance," the council agenda read.
Flags to be flown
TRINITY College students are
handing over their halos to St
Columba College, a fellow Anglican
school, to be the face of Anglicare for
Throughout its reign as Anglicare
ambassador Trinity College has raised over
$5000 through City to Bay, La De Da
Markets, food tin collection and selling
Christmas ornaments, an amount Trinity
College principal Nick Hately was proud
to hand over on Monday.
Anglicare senior chaplain Reverend
Andrew Mintern said each year an
Anglican school has the role of being the
Anglicare Angels, with Andrews Farm's St
Columba taking on the role next year.
"It is their role to really promote and lead
the way for raising money for Anglicare,
especially at Christmas, but throughout the
whole year as well," he said.
"Each school comes up with their own
creative ideas of how to raise money.
"One of the nicest parts about the
ceremony was when the Trinity College
students took their halos off and handed
them to the St Columba students."
Holden also makes a car available to be
the 'Hope Mobile', which collects the food
and goods that people donate throughout
Reverend Mintern said the halo
exchange really raises awareness among the
students to make a positive contribution.
"Anglicare helps families that struggle
with money, illness and refugees, and kids
feel a lot of empathy for that and want to
make a difference," he said.
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St Columba students Molly
Ruediger and Giuseppe Diana
are proud to be the new
PHOTO: Kimberley Pratt
Mallala Bowling will purchase a sweeper vacuum cleaner to help maintain the
greens, which will replace the trial sweeper vacuum, pictured with club member
PHOTO: Natalie Vikhrov
EARLY control of weeds over the coming
summer will place northern grain-growers in
an advantageous position ahead of next year's
Research by the Grains Research and Development
Corporation shows that early control of fallow weeds
can lead to significant increases in the levels of stored
plant-available water and increased availability of nu-
trients, benefiting crop yield and grain quality.
Agronomic consultant John Cameron said weeds
that were not killed would rapidly remove signifi-
cant amounts of summer moisture.
"Early summer weed control is critical," Mr Cam-
"Even low populations of weeds can rob the soil
of valuable water."
Mr Cameron said soil water saved by killing fallow
weeds was often stored deep in the profile and its val-
ue was often far higher than that of in-crop rainfall.
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