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AFTER months of planning, the biennial
Kernewek Lowender Cornish Festival is
There are more than 50 official and
associated events and activities happening
around the Copper Coast from today
(Tuesday) until Sunday.
If you didn’t grow up in the region, some
of them might seem a bit foreign. Well that’s
because they literally are!
For example, Gathering of the Bards is a
very traditional ritual held entirely in the
ancient Cornish language.
While an event such as this is targeted
specifically at Bards from around the world,
there are plenty of other activities more
suitable for the general population.
The main official events are the parade
and street party in Moonta on Friday, the
village fair in Kadina on Saturday, and the
cavalcade of cars and fun fair on Sunday.
Associated activities include everything
from dinners, dances, concerts and art
exhibitions to open gardens, book launches,
competitions and historical walks.
There is something for everyone.
Remember, the event only happens once
every two years.
It is a huge boost for tourism and visitors
have been arriving on our doorstep from
early this week.
With more than 40,000 people expected
to attend the Kernewek Lowender, it is time
for our region to shine.
Local businesses should be buzzing and
many have embraced the spirit, dressing
their shop windows and their staff in the
Volunteers have put in a lot of hours,
energy and effort to organise events so it
would be great to see as many locals as
possible support them.
And what a great excuse to indulge in a
Cornish pasty or two!
Amie Price, Editor
z PUMPKIN GRAPE... Sharon Freer sent in this photo after her husband
discovered a pumpkin-shaped grape among the regular bunch of grapes he was
eating for lunch. “The irony is he is well known in our family for his distaste of
pumpkin and related stories from his childhood,” she said. Email your interesting
or unusual photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I AM astounded Woolworths Kadina has set up
a system that shows contempt for customers
who want old-fashioned service.
Supermarkets in Adelaide have reviewed
customer responses to this self-service option
and have rejected it and the “service” has been
Perhaps when Aldi comes to Kadina, Woolies
will realise its mistake.
I spoke to a cashier yesterday about people
not liking the self-serve checkouts and her reply
was, “oh well, if they don’t want to use them,
then they will just have to wait”.
I found that comment to be incredulous as
she has completely missed the irony. Not only is
her position under threat but also any future
positions for our young people.
Doug Kirwan, Kadina
WAB turning 100
WOMEN in Agriculture and Business SA
(WAB) is the oldest rural women’s organisation
in Australia and is very proudly celebrating its
100th birthday in 2017.
A uniquely South Australian group, WAB has
a statewide network.
The first branch was formed at Riverton in
1917 to meet the social and educational needs of
women who were isolated and working with
their families to establish farms and homes in
Members are eagerly looking forward to the
celebrations The Spirit of Rural Women to be
held at WAB’s birthplace, Riverton, October 28
We especially would like to make contact
with former members or their families because
we want to include them in the celebrations.
If there are any who are readers of your
paper, we would really love to hear from them.
Contact person is Lynette Staude, 29
Naracoorte Road, Bordertown, phone 0427 970
396 or email email@example.com
WAB has a great tradition of linking rural
women across the state and the world who have
agriculture and rural life as their common bond.
It has been a member society of the
worldwide organisation, Associated Country
Women of the World, with its headquarters in
London, UK, since 1948.
WAB past state president
I AM very pleased to announce I have started
researching history of the Southern Yorke
Peninsula Basketball Association, 1959 to 2019.
My ultimate intention is to write a
comprehensive book about the association and
raise enough money for various honour boards
for the SYP basketball stadium and a donation
to the beyondblue charity.
Therefore, I am seeking the assistance of past
and present members for information and
memorabilia. Everyone assisting in anyway will
be acknowledged in the book.
Immediate questions I have are: When did
the Port Victoria club start? When did the Port
Vincent and Corny Point clubs opt out of the
competition? Who was the 1975-76 A men best
I would also like to recognise anybody who
has had 20 or more years involvement with the
I welcome photos, paper cuttings, funny
stories, statistics, club information, et cetera.
My contact details are email
firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 0427 205
370, or mailing address 198/462 Beams Road,
Fittzgibbon, Queensland, 4018.
Life member and sports historian
AN extraordinary effort by Josie Welk and
Jenny Halse to petition for the reinstatement of
the Moonta Police Station (YPCT 11-4-17).
However, their work has been sorely tested by
people who think it is their God given right to
park in the disabled parking space in front of
the former police station.
It has been recently repainted and remarked,
no doubt reserved for customers now attending
to business at the post office.
There are also those who park in the disabled
parking spots at the library car park of Moonta
On enquiring, no staff appear interested
(understandably) in confronting vehicle parkers
with no visible disabled parking permits at the
time it happens and it is brought to their
Why bother having any of these spots in the
first place with the selfishness of some
community members who badly need policing?
Shame on you and you know who you are.
Karma has a way and if some misfortune awaits
you, remember you have read this.
Peter Doroch, Moonta
Council rate cap
I HAVE read with interest council’s response to
the suggestion rates should be capped at
something like the rate of inflation and
particularly the suggested result of such a cap on
the services provided by District Council of the
With no particular officer of council
mentioned in this suggested outcome I can only
assume it comes from the CEO Peter Harder.
council over the years (like about 20 years as an
elected member) and as a businessman who had
to make money to survive I would like to offer
the following suggestions.
Mr Harder, you are wrong in the way you
have spelt out the actions you would need to
take to comply with a rate cap as you have
started at the wrong end of your list.
Any reasonably savvy businessperson will tell
you if you have a revenue problem then you
need to reassess your staffing requirements and
a restructure can provide savings in this area.
It has been my experience in the public
service and councils that give someone a
management position and watch the empire
grow. Mr Harder, if the cap comes in,
restructure your operation to suit.
Geoff Male, Wallaroo
I AM writing about marijuana medicinal oil —
cannabidiol or CBD Oil.
I watched an SBS program about medical
marijuana as medical pain relief on Sunday
Israel’s Dr Raphael Mechoulam gave a
testimony of 50 years of research evaluating all
the pros and cons of medical marijuana oils.
He has had 60,000 Israeli patients prescribed
CBD Oil for a variety of pain complaints and
illnesses during the past 10 years.
This evaluated information is available to this
To me, the powerful pharmaceutical
companies are delaying the release for pain relief
of CBD Oils because it will be a loss of huge
profits obtained from prescribed so-called pain
relievers which are very expensive.
There would undoubtedly be huge savings to
the government’s health bill if it allowed our
doctors to prescribe CBD Oil now.
Don’t wait another four years of trials and
then maybe release it for patient use.
J. Lightfoot, Curramulka
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