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Kapunda Quilters support
Undies Run for Bowl Cancer
Cancer affects not only those
going through the pain personally
but family, workmates and
That is why the Kapunda
Quilters worked together to
raise money for one of their own
members who has undergone
treatment for bowel cancer. They
created a quilt to raffle.
The raffle was drawn on
December 13 with Jenny Maher
winning the quilt and Julie from
Alberton winning the $50 gift
The $1,200 raised will go to
supporting “Team Shazza” who
will take part in the Undies Run
on January 18. To donate go to
Bowel cancer kills nine South
Australians every week and is the
nation’s second-biggest cancer
killer affecting both men and
Screening helps to find
early-stage bowel cancer when
treatment has the best chance
of success. Up to 90% of bowel
cancers can be treated effectively
if found early.
Regular screening is important
because you can have bowel
cancer without any noticeable
If you or someone you
love is over 50 or you have a
family history, Cancer Council
recommends doing a simple
screening test every two years.
Is bowel screening that
embarrassing? It’s not worth
A Faecal Occult Blood Test
(FOBT) will look for tiny amounts
of blood in bowel motions.
Blood is usually caused by
something less serious than
cancer but it may be a sign of
This should always be
investigated further by your
doctor. Ask your doctor how to
obtain a kit.
Winner Jenny Maher holding the quilt with Kathy Pfeiffer, President, Kapunda Quilters.
Lack of Govt. concession a concern
to Mid Murray Council
The Mid Murray Council is expressing
concern about the June 2014 decision by the
Commonwealth Government cutting funding to
the State Government for pensioner and other
concessions amounting to $27M.
The State Government has maintained
concession on Council rates paid under the SA
Parliament’s Rates and Land Tax Remission
Act 1986 ($34m) this financial year. However it
has announced it will stop concessions on rates
from July 1 2015.
The Mayor of the Mid Murray Council, Mr
Dave Burgess said, “We estimate that next year’s
rates, for most people currently eligible for a
concession, will include a bill shock of around
20% without the concession.”
The discontinuation of the concession will
result in 1,240 concession holders in the Mid
Murray Council being affected with a removal
of $237,719 financial assistance.
The concessions provided are on
Council rates, effluent disposal and water
The Mayor said, “Council is opposed to the
Federal cut and is also opposing the State
Government’s decision to abolish concessions
on Council rates. We need you to help us to help
our most vulnerable to retain these concession
To support Council’s campaign to reverse this
decision, please contact your local Member of
Parliament – go to: www.lga.sa.gov.au/localmp
The Barossa Council has
thrown their support behind the
Angaston Bowling Club as they
seek to find a new location in the
Elected members gave in
principle support for the club’s
relocation from their current site
in Newcastle Street to the Angas
Council has asked the Club to
obtain support from the Angas
Recreation Park committee and
for a project scope to be submitted
for further consideration by
Council, including but not limited
to, funding and proposed financial
arrangements; the disposal of the
Newcastle Street land; the concept
design and location of the proposed
club facilities and proposed
timescale for key project milestones.
The Club has already had
informal discussions with the
Football Club regarding shared
clubroom use in addition to the use
of the north west section of the park.
An update report will be
presented to Council’s May
Club seeks new home
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