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50 YEARS AGO
FOOTBRIDGES TO BE REPLACED IN PRIORITY
ORDER...Constructon of a new footbridge at Dead Man’s
Pass, Gawler South, will probably take precedent over the
plan to replace the Goose Island bridge, destroyed by a
ﬂood in the South Para River. All the town’s bridges were
recently inspected by a bridges commitee appointed by
Gawler Town Council and repairs made, but the commitee
reports that Dead Man’s Pass is in a bad state and a bridge
there is more important than one at Goose Island.
150 YEARS AGO
TELEGRAPHIC EXTENSION AND THE
GRENNOCK JAY...With the excepton of good roads
for traﬃc, there is perhaps no subject of such vital
interest to the community, as rapidity and certainty
of communicatng intelligence; for this reason the
extension of the Electric Telegraph, is eagerly sought
for by all partes as soon as it appears justﬁable either
by the natural increase and growth of populaton, or
the rapid spread of its business transactons.
25 YEARS AGO
LOCAL BEACH BOMB SCARE...A Navair marine
marker with a self-destruct mechanism containing
explosive was found at Middle Beach on August 5,
sparking oﬀ a scare among those who thought it was a
bomb or a missile. Army spokesperson Lt. Col. Edwards
of Keswick Barracks, said the device was used by the Air
Force and Navy as a marker at sea.
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10 YEARS AGO
THE BIG WET...Winter hit the area with a vengeance
this week, with many local towns experiencing
thunderstorms, torrental rain and ﬂooding. The Lyndoch
and Williamstown area was hardest hit, with 50.4mm
bucketng down on Williamstown in the 24 hours to 9am
THE WAR...The whole world’s awake. Apparently
it has slept a century with occasional ﬁtul dreams
and suddenly resumed consciousness as in the great
Napoleon’s days. It is a melancholy awakening as
when the Egyptans rose one morn to ﬁnd their ﬁrst
born slain. Civilisaton is mourning the loss of its idea
of universal peace. A cataclysmic war has broken
out with the unexpectedness and fury of a tropical
100 YEARS AGO
Gawler Meals on Wheels volunteers Gloria Ronan (left) and Evelyn Heyworth have a combined volunteering experience of more than 45
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AGE is just a number for enthusiastic
Gawler Meals on Wheels volunteers
Evelyn Heyworth and Gloria Ronan.
The pair have more than 45 years'
experience preparing meals for the Gawler
community and say they hope to continue
their service for many years to come.
"I enjoy the company, it's a way of
giving something back," Mrs Heyworth
"Doing good for the community
and helping people who can't help
themselves," Mrs Ronan added.
Mrs Heyworth, 81, and Mrs Ronan, 88,
volunteer once a week every Friday in the
Gawler Meals on Wheels kitchen.
"I'm the soup cook," Mrs Ronan said.
"Every day is a different meal and a
different soup and a different sweet," she
"We used to do our own menus years
ago but now they all come from the
Adelaide head office."
The pair have seen many changes since
they first began volunteering, including
an increase in the number of meals they
prepare, which is now somewhere between
"There is more equipment, more
people to serve and different menus," Mrs
"We have had the kitchen altered, it's
a much bigger kitchen now...we have
different ovens, steam ovens, which are
"When we first came here we would do
special meals for diabetics, but now all the
meals are diabetic friendly."
Gawler Meals on Wheels operates five
days a week and with about six volunteers
working per day.
The group provides low-cost meals for
people who need assistance with shopping
Mrs Heyworth started volunteering
when she migrated to Gawler Belt from
England in the 1970s, while Mrs Ronan
took up her post at Meals on Wheels after
moving from Lyndoch to Gawler in 1979.
The pair are held in high esteem by
their fellow volunteers for their tireless
We try and do our best," Mrs Ronan
There are a number of roles volunteers
can pursue with Meals on Wheels,
serving as cooks, kitchen helpers, drivers,
deliverers and administration roles.
The Gawler Meals on Wheels branch
is located on the corner of Main North
Road and Flinders Street.
To volunteer, you can contact 8522
1953 or 1800 854 453.
Age no barrier for
I'm the soup cook. Every
day is a different meal and a
different soup and a different
Favourite brands named
A SURVEY commissioned by
Reader's Digest has found that
Arnott's and Vegemite are not
Australia's most iconic brands, with
Hills Hoist being named as the new
These findings are part of their
annual 'Trust' series, which surveyed
2400 Australians, seeking to understand
loyalty in brands and products.
Reader's Digest chief editor Sue
Carney said quality and substance helps
Australians decide what brands and
companies to trust.
"Many purchases are made with
the heart, and it's the brands which
continue to offer quality and substance
that hold our trust," she said.
"They have a long history of being
steadfast and safe, which makes them a
hot property in modern-day Australia."
Also gaining the trust of Australia
is Guide Dogs, as our most trusted
charity, Bunnings, as the most trusted
retailer, and Dettol, as the number-one-
Gawler - too lovely to litter
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