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YP Vets has finished its PetPep (Pets and People
Education Program) for another year after visiting
more than 20 preschools and R-7 schools throughout
Yorke Peninsula during term 3.
Students are taught the importance and
responsibility of health and wellbeing when owning a
pet, understanding how animals speak to us by their
body language/postures and how to act safely around
YP Vets load up our van with a range of animals from
domestic to exotic and even rescued wildlife for the
children to learn about and handle.
The star of the show is always naughty Roary, Dr
Natalie Olding’s Cavalier puppy who loves children
and in turn helps us to teach them how to handle
puppies. He helps as we demonstrate to the children
the importance of hygiene and washing our hands and
face after playing with our pets because he loves to
give everyone kisses!
The clinics’ hermit crabs are always the centre of
attention with their cool painted shells and abstract
bodies; even Batman makes an appearance!
Gretal, the blonde Maculosa python, brings out the
bravery in the children but they especially love
cuddles with our tiny and cute adoption kittens. The
children tell us they would make perfect parents to
The children, animals and staff had a blast and we all
look forward to next year’s sessions!
October home visits
As part of YP Vets’ ongoing community service, we
will be once again be doing home visits, pet
examinations, vaccinations and consultations
throughout Yorke Peninsula this week —
Wednesday, October 24: Moonta, Kadina,
Paskeville, Bute and surrounding districts.
Thursday, October 25: Ardrossan, Tiddy Widdy,
Maitland, Port Victoria and surrounding districts.
Friday, October 26: Stansbury, Wool Bay,
Curramulka, Minlaton, Yorketown, Edithburgh,
Port Vincent, Sultana Point and surrounding
Please contact us for your appointment on the phone
T HERMIT CRAB... At Harvest Christian
School, Kadina, Navayah Mohring, Tianna
Hill and Emily Kirley meet a hermit crab.
T FURRY FRIEND... Roary is the centre of
attention with Warooka Schools students
Jada Pedler, Logan Hayes, Caitlin
Trengrove and Rachel Pedler.
THE 2YP clinic, which
helps young people aged
12 to 25 with social, emo-
tional and behavioural
problems, will be open to
the general public tomor-
row, Wednesday, October
Visitors are welcome to
drop in and learn more
about the clinic, in the
Country North SA
Medicare Local consulting
rooms at the Kadina
Medical Clinic, from 1pm
District Council of the
Copper Coast mayor Paul
Thomas will officially
open the clinic at 2pm and
there will be snacks, give-
aways, entertainment and
The clinic offers support
from a variety of clinicians
social workers and mental
health workers and is open
every Wednesday after-
noon between 1pm and
health clinician Bethany
Paterson said the 2YP clin-
ic can help young people
who are feeling depressed,
angry, worried or stressed.
“In addition to sched-
uled appointments, 2YP
clinicians also run an open
clinic when there is always
a clinician on duty who
has set aside time to speak
to people who just drop
into the centre,” she said.
“These sessions are not
intended to offer therapy;
instead it is a starting point
for young people to see
whether they think seek-
ing help would be worth a
try and to find out which
service would be the best
fit for them.
“The 2YP worker can
then help the young peo-
ple with the appropriate
about a young person can
also drop into the open
For more information,
contact CNSAML on 8821
Youth clinic to be officially open to the public
T CLEAN UP CREW... Volunteers from the Friends of Wauraltee and District group
after collecting rubbish from Wauraltee beach and surrounding camping areas.
Standing: Lita Illman, Anne Degnan, Michael Degnan, Kay Klopp, Reg Watters,
Hilary Watters, Gil Gric, Vivienne Illman, Peter Thiele, Leith Illman, Ralph Illman,
Greg Hean, Cheryl Hean, Ken Klopp, Matthew Illman, Shontay Illman; front: Kathy
Harry, Alyse Hean, Mitchell Hean, Skye Illman.
FOR the past 10 years,
Jenny Murdoch and a
group of students at her
Barley Bin Studio,
Warooka, have been creat-
ing memory boxes for the
Women’s and Children’s
The boxes are given to
the parents of stillborn or
early death babies and can
be used to hold the baby’s
birth certificate, hospital
tag, lock of hair, cards, hand
and footprints and the like.
“Last month, the hospital
used 10 boxes, which is
very sad,” Mrs Murdoch
“The South Australian
Folk Art Guild started the
project and there are people
around the state painting
boxes for the Flinders
Medical Centre as well.
“I’ve lost count of how
many boxes we’ve sent to
“Although we have one
lady who just does the
boxes now, the girls usually
paint them in between their
own projects and every
now and then we have a day
when everyone just does a
“It’s certainly a feel good
project and there’s a lot of
personal satisfaction gained
from being involved.”
Each memory box takes
several hours to complete
from the initial top coats
through to the hand-paint-
ed drawings on the lids.
While the group origi-
nally paid for the wooden
boxes, money for the mate-
rials is now donated by the
Minlaton Service Group
and Brian Green, of
Minlaton, volunteers his
time to make the boxes.
Making memory boxes
to help parents with loss
T MEMORY BOXES... Jenny Murdoch and her memory box painters. Back: Joan Gordon,
Sandy Ballantyne, Jill Castle, Jenny; front: Pat Barrand, Hazel Edwards, Viv Green. (Absent:
PHOTO: Gwen Murdoch
TREES for Life urgently needs
another 100 volunteers to grow
native seedlings this summer.
Through the award-winning
Tree Scheme, volunteers are asked
to grow and care for the seedlings
for landholders and revegetation
projects in South Australia.
The Tree Scheme operates by
annual seedling orders being
taken for landholders, councils,
government projects and private
enterprise, with Trees For Life
then linking up orders with volun-
Trees for Life provides all the
propagation materials — seed
varieties, tubes, boxes, soil and
mulch — free to volunteers, along
with easy-to-follow instructions.
Once sown and raised,
seedlings are handed over for
planting in the winter months.
Those interested in volunteer-
ing don’t need to have a green
For more information, phone
8406 0500 or log onto the Trees for
Life website, www.treesforlife.
Trees for Life
AFTER a successful garage sale and old style dance
in the Wauraltee Hall during the long weekend,
members of the Friends of Wauraltee and District
group turned their attention to Wauraltee beach.
A group of 21 people met at the beach car park
and, after a short talk from Hooded Plover conser-
vation volunteers Anne and Michael Degnan, set
off in three groups to collect rubbish from six kilo-
metres of beach and local camping areas.
“Between all of us we collected a full trailer
load of rubbish,” friends secretary Louise
“Some of the stranger items found included a
double bed mattress and spring base, a compass,
reading glasses and a burned out motorbike, along
with the normal items like plastic bags, bottles,
rope and pieces of fishing equipment you would
expect to find.
“After collecting rubbish we were able to enjoy a
relaxing sausage sizzle sitting on lovely Wauraltee
beach, a place we all want to keep in pristine con-
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