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50 YEARS AGO
"BEATLES" AT APEX BALL... Impressed by the
popularity of English singing group "The Beatles", Gawler
Apex Club will present its own version of the Merseyside
sound at the annual Apex Ball in Gawler Insttute
tomorrow night (Friday).
“The Apex Beatles” have been practsing solidly for their
show and are so confdent of instant success that they
plan to make tomorrow's one-night stand represent their
whole "Beatle" career.
The foor show sets the atmosphere for this ball, which,
as in other years, is programmed to atract the younger
generaton as well as providing for ball-goers with a few
more years behind them.
150 YEARS AGO
GAWLER DEBATING AND READING CLASS...
The above class held its anniversary, on Monday
evening, June 27, when an atractve program was
presented to the public who assembled in large
numbers, to enjoy the treat provided for them.
The Oddfellow’s Hall was flled almost as soon as the
doors were opened, and (a rare thing for Gawler) the
entertainment commenced, punctually, at the tme
25 YEARS AGO
PIGGERY SUPPORT... The overwhelming majority of
people surveyed in and around Lower Light are in favour
of the proposed 1200-sow Metrotech "super piggery"
The piggery has been a contentous issue since the
proposal was put to Mallala District last year.
Local groups have opposed it, arguing that a piggery,
which housed 1200 sows, could produce between
12,000 and 17,000 pigs.
The applicaton for development was fnally refused, in
a unanimous vote, at the council’s June 19 meetng.
Metrotech have announced they will appeal the
through the fles of The Bunyip
10 YEARS AGO
MILLIONS ON ‘BLACK SPOTS’ – BUT LITTLE FOR
US!... The state's roads have come under the spotlight
this week following a natonal local roads congress in the
Barossa Valley and the announcement of $3.5 million in
federal black spot funding for 2004/05.
Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads,
Senator Ian Campbell, announced the black spot funding
on Monday saying more than half the money will be
spent on projects outside the metropolitan area.
Senator Campbell made the announcement while
atending the Australian Local Government Associaton
(ALGA) Natonal Local Roads Congress in Tanunda.
However, only two local accident hot spots will
beneft from the funding – the Robert and Taylor road
intersecton at Virginia and a secton of Main North Road
south of Tarlee.
A POPULAR RAILWAY OFFICIAL... Last Friday
night the staf at the Gawler Railway Staton met to bid
farewell to Mr A. E. Carter who has been promoted to
the positon of assistant-statonmaster at Dry Creek.
The statonmaster (Mr H. Black) presided and said
he much regreted the departure of Mr. Carter, but
it was promoton for him and he deserved their
100 YEARS AGO
Gawler - too lovely to litter
Linda's plum role
AFTER serving the local community
for a decade, Linda Bertram will be
lending her hand throughout the state
in her new role as president of the South
Australian Country Women's
The former Gawler CWA president has
this month officially stepped into her plum
new role, handing over the reins of the local
branch to Yvette Childs.
Mrs Bertram was selected for the
prestigious leadership position earlier this
year, after receiving the most votes from
branches across the state.
The Willaston resident is now looking
forward to meeting with different
communities across South Australia.
"It's wonderful to be able to go out and
speak to members in branches right around
the state," she said.
"I will be dropping in at the (Gawler
CWA) hall occasionally when there are
things on, just to keep in touch."
Mrs Bertram first joined the CWA at its
Waikerie branch in 1984.
"I was invited to go along to a meeting
with my neighbour...and I was really
impressed on what the CWA did in the
community," she said.
"I was also really impressed at that time
with what they were doing, trying to retain
services in country hospitals.
"That impressed me too, because I felt
that any well-respected lobby group that
could lobby the governments for improved
services in their community was something
well worth belonging to."
Mrs Bertram was a part of the Waikerie
branch for more than 16 years before she
moved to Willaston with her husband in the
1990s, joining the Gawler CWA.
She became president of the branch in the
Mrs Bertram described her experience
with the local association branch as
"fantastic", with many highlights
throughout the years.
"There's been the assistance we've been
able to give to the Gawler Sport and
Community Centre, there has been the
Christmas carols, helping serve the Australia
Day breakfast and the breakfast after the
dawn service on Anzac Day," she recalled.
"All these things we can help with in
the community, are things that I'm really
humble and really proud to be a part of."
Mrs Bertram has also kept in touch with
the community by working with other
groups, including the International Women's
Day Committee, through the CWA.
"I think Gawler is a wonderful town as
far as community groups working together,"
"That has been one of my aims of being
involved, and that is to encourage more
community groups to work together on
projects in their towns."
Linda Bertram has taken on her role as South Australian Country Women's Association
PHOTO: Mary Ackers
LEFT: Lion David Schwartz was this month named president, with past District Governor John McIntosh conducting the handover.
MIDDLE: Guests Beverly Thom, Anne Webb, deputy
mayor Brian Thom at the Gawler Lions Club handover
RIGHT: Guests Cheryl Schwartz and Gwenda Green
enjoy the Gawler Lions Club handover celebrations.
PHOTOS: Supplied ANOTHER successful year has
seen the Gawler Lions Club raise
more than $15,000 for worthy lo-
cal and international causes.
Their efforts and the incoming of a
new president were celebrated at a han-
dover dinner at Hewett on Saturday,
A total of 41 people attended the
dinner at Leon's Cafe in Hewett, with
Gawler & District Hospital Founda-
tion's Samantha Foreman the guest
speaker for the night.
Outgoing president Brian Reay
passed the reins to incoming president
David Schwartz, with past District
Governor John McIntosh conducting
Mr Schwartz introduced the board
members for the 2014/15 year, in one
of his first acts as president.
The board members include vice-
president Bob Green, past president
Brian Reay, secretary Paul Webb, trea-
surer Eric Filmer, as well as Ray Brus-
sow and Beryl Tearle.
Mr Schwartz said the club has un-
dertaken several projects in the local
area, including the Lions Markets every
Sunday at the Gawler railway station,
garden maintenance at the railway sta-
tion and the Youth of the Year award,
which was won by Trinity College stu-
dent Laura Kingsmill.
The group also sold Lions Christmas
cakes, donated Christmas hampers
and assisted at a wide variety of events,
including the Anzac Day breakfast,
Rotary Village Fair and Gawler Youth
Its lastest project has been free skin
cancer testing at the Gawler recreation
centre that took place last weekend.
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