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AS January 1 rolled around, many people set
themselves resolutions for the New Year.
Whether it is to lose weight, quit smoking,
stop biting fingernails, be kinder or volunteer
in the community, most resolutions seem to be
similar every year.
Many people commented on the Country
Times Facebook page they don't bother mak-
ing New Year's resolutions as they are always
As we start 2013, some people choose not to
set resolutions but goals and aspirations.
The start of a New Year is a good opportuni-
ty to wipe the slate clean and reassess what's
going on in your life and set some things you
want to achieve in 2013.
Setting goals instead of resolutions doesn't
put as much pressure on if they aren't achieved,
especially if they have been set too high or
As long as you had a go at achieving those
goals, that is a start!
From the paper's perspective, we want to
cover more issues which will affect you this
year. But to do that, we need your input.
What would you like to see us write about in
2013? Let us know by emailing
From the region's perspective, there are lots
of things we would like to see happen in 2013.
Will a new supermarket be built in the
Wallaroo town centre and be ready to start
Maybe the state government will see sense
and invest some money into our ever-deterio-
How much of stage one of the long-awaited
Moonta community wastewater management
scheme will be completed?
Could the stalemate at Fisherman's Bay over
the subdivision of the town finally make
What impact will the implementation of
marine parks have on local communities,
including Port Wakefield?
These are just some of the issues we will fol-
low this year. Amie Brokenshire, Editor
SNAKE IN THE HAY... Dean Thomas, of Maitland, found this snake in a bale
when carting hay. It appears it was a large snake and squashed in the bale;
Dean was unable to pull it out. If you have an interesting or unusual photo to
share with Country Times readers, email it to editorial ypct.com.au.
Matthew 6, verses 14-15: Jesus said, "If
you forgive men the wrongs they do to
you, your Father in heaven will forgive
you. But if you don't forgive others, your
Father will not forgive your sins."
Supplied by NYP Inter-Church Council
from the Contemporary English Version.
Kadina CBD and
I WOULD like to comment about the proposed
beautifying of Kadina. The artist's impression in
the YPCT 18-12-12 of Graves Street looks great,
but please don't forget the other garden areas,
especially the one opposite Bank SA.
There's an overgrown tree on the footpath
and this is tricky for anyone, let alone the
Onto the closure of North Beach on New
Year's Eve, I'm sure the locals and regular beach
goers feel victimised, why not try having the
beach open, towards the eastern area, then
closing it from 5pm.
Last year, we weren't allowed to visit friends
on Otago Drive.
Having been able to enjoy the beach for more
than 20 years, the restriction should be on the
ones who don't respect others and the area.
By all means close the beach from 5pm on
the 31st to 7am on the 1st.
It would be interesting to hear other ideas
OUR thanks and congratulations must once again
go to the dedicated, hardworking group which
gave Wallaroo its annual Christmas party on
This year, the change of venue to the football
oval seemed to be a great success.
The unpredictable weather was kind to us all
and people were able to stroll around and
sometimes meet up with people they hadn't seen
for a while.
The wonderful police band once again
entertained us and with the change in children's
attractions we could hear screams of delight,
giggles and shouts of "watch me" as the
youngsters jumped and slid down the two
The little train was also busy most of the
The slight changes to the stalls were enjoyed
and well patronised, and raffle sellers were pleased
along with the winners of the prizes.
The oval provided plenty of convenient parking
with a dust-free environment and the grass was
soft to walk on.
Remember to save bottles and cans and any
saleable goods in case there will be more
fundraising throughout the year. Lucy McCann
WHAT is wrong with people who destroy
Christmas displays all over town?
Have you nothing else to do? In my eyes, this
act is very low.
Take a look at yourselves and go and help other
people instead of destroying things.
Make yourselves useful.
OVER the past weeks, I have encountered severe
problems with connection to the internet using my
Telstra Elite Wi-Fi.
Several other people have also expressed
concerns about lack of connection. Paying bills by
this method is now unreliable.
My neighbour visited the Telstra Shop Kadina
and enquired what the problem was and when it
was going to be fixed, staff responded as far as
they were concerned there was no problem with
Moonta coverage and they had no complaints,
they also gave my neighbour a number to call, 132
This seems to be an overseas help desk, we have
contacted them and when the problem was
discussed with their technical staff they confirmed
there was an outage in Moonta.
If so, why can't the Telstra shop instigate a fix of
Can any people who have experienced the
problem please phone or pop into the Telstra Shop
Kadina and make a formal complaint with the
hope the service can be brought back to normal?
I was informed a laptop and Telstra Elite Wi-Fi
works perfectly in Kadina and mine is perfect
when in Adelaide, maybe someone from the shop
should apply some customer service, visit Moonta
and try to connect and see what happens.
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