OLD MEATS NEW by Kendrea Rhodes

OLD MEATS NEW by Kendrea RhodesOnkaparinga Meats, at 15 Main Street, Lobethal, is changing hands. Long time butchers, Bill and Sandy Ledder, are handing over to Lobethal residents, Colin and Jodi McPherson.

Bill and Sandy are exchanging their early, freezing mornings for some well earned sleep! They’ve been in the butchering game for many years, which all began for Bill (pictured right) in 1955 when he became an apprentice in his father’s butcher shop on Grange Road, Fulham Gardens. Continue reading

Lobethal Bowling Club receives Active Club Grant!

Lobethal Bowling Club receives Active Club Grant!The Lobethal Bowling Club was rapt to have a visit from local MP, Mark Goldsworthy recently. Mr Goldsworthy was warmly welcomed to the Club by President, Bill Mayes and Vice President, Kay Elsworthy, pictured right.

Bill and Kay were very grateful to accept, on behalf of the Club, a cheque, presented by Mr Goldsworthy, from the Active Club Program. This Program provides support for sporting and recreation clubs to facilitate and encourage people to live an active lifestyle. Continue reading

Elderly and Young Unite for Virtual Sports

Elkdery and Young Unite for Virtual SportsElderly participants at Mt Barker’s Wundalea Day Centre are ditching bingo in favour of virtual boxing, ten pin bowling, golf, tennis and baseball using Nintendo Wii, thanks to a new project sponsored by Australian owned bb’s cafe.

The local Day Centre is one of the first of over 50 Australian facilities to receive a Nintendo Wii and Sports game to include as an innovative part of their residents’ activity program. bb’s café, Mt Barker owner, Glennis Fantis, said she was thrilled to have the opportunity to be involved in such a unique project.

“No matter what your age or state of health, your playing days are never over,” Mrs Fantis said. Continue reading

150 years of Learning by Kendrea Rhodes

150 years of Learning by Kendrea RhodesOn June 21st, 1858, the people of Oakbank opened their very own school in the Main Street, funded and built by the community. The school was closed in 1938, but the building was in continual use by the Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and other ventures through the education department. It was saved from demolition in 1974 and 1 year later, the Oakbank Kindergarten was established and has been running successfully ever since. To celebrate the occasion, past and present pupils were invited to afternoon tea on Sunday, June 22nd, 2008, 150 years on! Continue reading