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Speaking of God, one
psalmist said, “I can never
escape from your Spirit! I
can never get away from your
presence.” Psalm 139.7 (NLT).
The clear message here is
that God is everywhere. He
is not limited by space. Space
is merely one of the things he
But, first, some of us might
be like another psalmist who
cried out, “O Lord, why do you
stand so far away? Why do you hide when I am
in trouble?” Psalm 10.1.
Why hasn’t God answered this kind of complaint
by making his presence clearly visible?
Second, when God did choose to appear visibly
by miniaturising his presence “he came into
the very world he created, but the world didn’t
recognise him!” John 1.10 (NLT).
He was rejected because of men having wrong
ideas about what God should be like.
Third, the fact is that God delights, not in hiding
himself, but the opposite: “He will be with you, he
will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy
Through the eye of faith, therefore, we can “see”
God and at all times experience the wonderful,
ongoing reality of his blessing, guidance, and
powerful presence in our lives.
GOOD NEWS IN BRIEF
Let’s ensure that we are not the distant ones -
hiding from God’s wonderful presence.
Crash course on God
TODAY’S GOOD NEWS
Leesa-Joy following her
Lessa-Joy Flanagan is focused,
determined and strives to do the best
she can. The Eudunda Area School
can be proud of this Year 12 student
who has excelled since commencing
there in Year 8.
Leesa-Joy has recently received
the scores she has worked so hard
for to allow her to follow her dreams.
She was thrilled to receive her
ATAR score of 81.95 which is then
recalculated to an ATAR of 95 at
Flinders University and 91.4 at the
University of Adelaide.
This was the second highest score
received by a Year 12 student.
With the numerous awards Leesa
received at the Eudunda Area
School’s Presentation Evening it
was evident that this student was
hard working and on the path for a
Her sting of awards included:
Excellence in English Award,
Eudunda District Country Education
Foundation Scholarship, Silver
Duke of Edinburgh Award, and
Year 12 Individual subject awards
for Biology, Nutrition and Physical
Education and the Lillia Cluse
Eudunda Area School
Principal, Mr David Cluse
said, “This student never gives
up, in her Year 12 studies this
year she has overcome every
adversity and through hard
work and commitment she has
produced outstanding results.
“She has a desire to support
others and is highly respected
by her peers and teachers.”
Her score has allowed her
to obtain her first preference
choice at both Universities and
given her the opportunity to be
competitive for honours classes.
This year, Leesa is planning
to study her first choice of
Animal Science at Adelaide
University, which will then
enable her to transfer into
Veterinary bioscience in 2016.
Leesa’s long term goal is
to graduate as a qualified
veterinary, enabling her to
work in her dream
profession as a rural
vet on large livestock.
She would like to
in equine clinics
and specialise in
either nutrition or
Looking back on
Year 12 Leesa said, “Year 12 was
definitely more studying filled than
“They always say it’s the most
difficult year but with our class I
was expecting fun, fun, trouble and
“That said it wasn’t easy to buckle
down all the time but if you’re
committed to a great outcome in
Year 12 it comes naturally.
“I would suggest to 2015’s year
twelves to obviously have study as
a main focus, but definitely not to
disregard the fact that it could be
your last year at school, have the
laughs, get into a bit of trouble and
enjoy it while it lasts.
“I would like to hugely thank my
teachers for the enormous amount
of support I was given, I know I was
a very high maintenance student, so
it’s greatly appreciated.
“To all my class mates, I have you
to thank the most. You helped me
the whole journey through school
whether you know it or not, I have
absolutely no regrets from school
because of all of you,” said Leesa.
Cosmo fours a
Last Tuesday, Eudunda Bowling Club hosted a
Cosmopolitan Fours Tournament in hot and humid
An excellent attendance of eighteen teams
enjoyed the atmosphere even through the weather
warmed up in the afternoon.
After an enjoyable lunch and afternoon tea
provided by the ladies, the raffle was drawn.
Winners were Lyndall French, Hamley Bridge;
Allen Williams, Claire and Ron Hams, Eudunda.
Game 1 winners were Eudunda’s Aaron Jones,
Felix Schiller, Marg Nietschke and Murray Sauer.
Game 2 winners were Saddleworth’s Trevor
Reichelt, Murray Winders, Brenton Schoenberg
and J. Harding.
Game 3 winners were Eudunda’s Ron Hams,
Joy Hams, Jeff Willoughby and Maurice Nietschke.
Game 4 winners were Kapunda’s Andre Reinders,
Bernie O’Reilly, Charmaine Hansen and Wayne
Runners Up- Wasleys: Dave Olive, Sherrie
Olive, Fred Steggles and Greg Rigney.
Winners of the Cosmo Fours- Eudunda:
Greg Prior, Gerrin Jenke (Loxton), Bill
Mader and Maurice Geister.
Australia Day Awards
The Eudunda Community will hold its Australia
Day celebrations in the Eudunda Colin Thiele
Gardens on January 26.
Eudunda Community Business and Tourism
(ECBaT) will be hosting the day which acknowledges
the Citizen of the Year, Young Citizen of the Year,
Community Event of the Year and KESAB Tidy
Eudunda community news
Dalkeith Country Fire Service
volunteer, Mr Andrew Hogg has had his
contribution as a firefighter recognised
with a Ministerial Commendation.
Mr Hogg received his commendation
from local Member of Parliament and
Minister for Emergency Services, Mr
Tony Piccolo at a ceremony at the
Dalkeith CFS Station held just prior
Mr Hogg has previously been awarded
a National Medal and a CFS service
medal for 20 years of service.
Andrew’s first fire with the
CFS was the Ash Wednesday fires
Andrew has been involved in
promoting new and innovative vehicle
and equipment design concepts, ensuring
operational resources are sufficient and
Andrew has provided exemplary
service to discover solutions when issues
have been identified.
Andrew’s assistance to the State and
Region is second to none and without
his support, dedication and commitment
they would be unable to provide the level
of service to the Brigades as they do.
Andrew does not seek reward or
recognition for what he does but
because he enjoys it and wants to make
Dalkeith CFS Captain Mr Justin
Baxter said Andrew’s commendation was
deserved recognition of an individual
who consistently goes above and beyond
the already considerable commitment
Andrew recognised for exemplary service
At the ceremony were Mr David Place, CEO of SAFECOM; Mr Andrew
Hogg; Mr Tony Piccolo, MP, and CFS Chief Officer, Mr Greg Nettleton.
Mo Shepherd, (from the Wasleys
Community Group in front of where
the memorial will be located). Back:
Janet Done, Tom and Glenys Laintoll,
Shawn Carpenter and Janet Dunbar.
The Wasleys community will be celebrating
their first ANZAC Day service within the
town on April 25.
The service will be focussed around the
new memorial that will be installed between
the flag posts outside the Institute on Annie
The memorial project has been led by
local resident Mo Shepherd on behalf of the
Wasleys Community Group Inc.
Ms Shepherd said the erection of the
memorial is the result of the community
working together with Mr Obbiettivo of
Mantina Quarries providing a piece of
bluestone; Dave Wilson, of Concept Stone and
Woodcraft (Wasleys) donating the plaque; and
Cook Memorials in Balaklava will provide
The Wasleys Community Group Inc. hope
to have a display of photographs and other
memorabilia and invite anyone who is able
to contribute any items to please do so.
Children of the township will be offering
items for the exhibition.
The Wasleys community is very keen
to hear from any veterans who have a
connection to Wasleys or from their families.
ANZAC Day first
EUDUNDA TENNIS CLUB
would like to congratulate the following winners
of our Christmas raffle:
1ST PRIZE - Des Pfeiffer, 2ND PRIZE - Chelsea Scholz,
3RD PRIZE - Jason Asherden
The following people each won a bottle of wine from
RUSDEN WINES. Erica Bartsch, Gary Patterson, Peter King,
Sheralee Waldhuter, Christine Davies, John Harvlik. SW3593
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