Naracoorte, July 16, 2024

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Are parents accidental alcohol ‘influencers’?

Are parents accidental alcohol ‘influencers’?

By Professor Jacqueline Bowden and Sally Lauder at Flinders University
Experts are warning parents to think twice before supplying alcohol to underage children and to be mindful of their own drinking patterns in front of their kids. “Parents commonly believe that introducing their kids to alcohol in a ‘controlled’ way, such as a small glass of wine at Sunday lunch, will demystify alcohol and promote a responsible attitude towards drinking.”
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Lochaber WAB February meeting

Lochaber WAB February meeting

By Rosemary Miller
Jo Callaghan, our guest speaker for this meeting, gave a very informative and interesting account of her life in the Army. After training at Kapooka with the Dental Corp, Jo was posted to Sydney Barracks as a dental assistant followed by a position as a Recruiting Officer in NT.
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Lochaber WAB February meeting

Padthaway WAB learn new things

By Virginia Gale
After having a month break it was great to catch up with everyone. We started over at A New Leaf, Flowers, and Gifts, unfortunately due to unforeseen incidents we didn’t have a speaker but we wandered into the shop and had a good look around seeing what they have.
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2024 South East Field Days: The booming convenience of Same Day Granny Flats

2024 South East Field Days: The booming convenience of Same Day Granny Flats

By Same Day Granny Flats
The concept of Same Day Granny Flats is revolutionising the housing market by offering innovative and convenient solutions for folks seeking additional living and working spaces. With the growing demand for affordable housing and space to work from home, these Same Day Granny Flat ‘Expander’ units are gaining popularity for their ease of deployment, fully installed within a couple of days.
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2024 South East Field Days: Green Triangle Murray Grey Sale

2024 South East Field Days: Green Triangle Murray Grey Sale

By Denise Fabris
Come see us at site 347, just behind the Secretary Office in the South East Field days March 15th and 16th where the Green Triangle Murray Grey Sale will have 6 bulls on display from both studs. The Green Triangle sale is two siblings Geoff Buick and Densie Fabris joining forces and run the only Murray Grey Auction in South Australia.
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2024 South East Field Days: What’s on

2024 South East Field Days: What’s on

Thursday, March 14:
8.00am Novice Challenge Championship – Course 1 at Kelpie Korner
Improver class at completion of Challenge Championship – Course 1 at Kelpie Korner
8.30am Maiden class- Course 2 at Kelpie Korner
Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16:
All day Cute puppies at the Raised Run Dog Kennels Puppy Pound
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2024 South East Field Days: Will you answer the call for your community? Become an SA Ambulance Service volunteer today

2024 South East Field Days: Will you answer the call for your community? Become an SA Ambulance Service volunteer today

Out here we always look after each other. That’s why, when needed, our SA Ambulance Volunteers stop what they’re doing and answer the call. And now, more than ever, the Keith, Padthaway and Lucindale stations need more ambulance volunteers to help our community.
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Friends get together again on Thursdays

Friends get together again on Thursdays

By Betty Francis
Friendship Centre doors are open again to welcome friends, old and new, to share, Thursday mornings together in air-conditioned comfort at the Church of Christ hall in Jenkins Terrace—to relax and chat, read the local “News”, or play table games, and share morning tea.
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Haggis at St Andrew’s dinner

Haggis at St Andrew’s dinner

By Carolyn McLaren
Late November meant a night of haggis (thanks Crash!), bagpipes and stories when the Naracoorte and District Caledonian Society held their yearly St Andrew’s night dinner. Guest speaker Shirley Dickson took us on a tour of Scotland from her recent visit there.
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Future workforce opportunities expand with Naracoorte opening

Future workforce opportunities expand with Naracoorte opening

By Group Training Employment (GTE)
A long-standing relationship with late Naracoorte tradesman Ian Hickson has been honoured this week, through the opening of a new Naracoorte office for Group Training Employment (GTE), as the organisation expands across the Limestone Coast. GTE General Manager Greg Megaw said the launch of the Naracoorte CBD base, in addition to the existing Mt Gambier office, will open up greater training and employment opportunities for employers based across the region.
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Coonawarra’s Wine Community gathers to herald in the new vintage

Coonawarra’s Wine Community gathers to herald in the new vintage

By Coonawarra Vignerons
The Coonawarra Grape and Wine industry are set to herald in the 2024 Vintage (aka. V24), with the clinking of glasses and sound of bagpipes, as community members and dignitaries gather at the iconic Coonawarra Railway Siding for the official Vintage Launch Ceremony.
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Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

Naracoorte Ladies Probus Club

By Liz Travers, as written by Benita Cameron
Benita Cameron, one of our clubs’ members, was our guest speaker at the January Meeting. Benita turned 81 the following day. Her story of how she, her mother and two brothers came to Australia as ten-pound poms. Benita’s story was so enthralling that you could have heard a pin drop among the 25 members and visitors.
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