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BEAT THE HEAT............16-17
Letters to the Editor..............18
BACK TO SCHOOL.......32-34
Faces & Places....................48
A-Z Business Directory......52-53
Real Estate.....20 page Lift-out
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During the 2014 Eden Valley fires
James was commended for his fast
action and for the considerable amount
of energy he put into rebuilding and
helping the community move forward.
The community members admired
James for these efforts, especially as
his farm was severely impacted in the
Eden Valley fire.
He was involved in the volunteer-
based organisation BlazeAid during
this time and also for the Pinery Fire
With James’ vast experience and
knowledge, he now gives talks to a
variety of community groups through
James said he receives huge
support from his family and from
the community which makes what
he does easier.
“I am so thankful for the community
who have helped me throughout the
years of doing everything and if it
wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be able
to do it.”
“I am also grateful for my family
who have supported me and helped
me from the very beginning.”
James’ wife Carol sadly passed
away 12 years ago. However he still
has the constant support of his two
children Kym and Sally.
Among his life long achievements
with the CFS James has also
contributed to many other community
Coming from a farming background,
James has been a member of the
Angaston Agriculture Bureau for
the past 36 years and during his time
there has served terms as both the
president and vice president.
James has also been heavily
involved in youth groups within
the community as well as religious
organisations and schooling
Police will be mainly targeting
the Barossa region and
surrounding areas on Thursday and
On January 19 speed cameras
will be located on Sturt Highway,
Shea-Oak Log; Gomersal Road,
Shea-Oak Log; Sturt Highway,
Greenock; Thiele Highway,
Freeling; Horrocks Highway,
Templers; Barossa Valley Way,
Sandy Creek; Sturt Highway,
Nuriootpa; Horrocks Highway,
Roseworthy; Barossa Valley Way,
Tanunda; Jollytown Road, Lyndoch
and Barossa Valley Road, Lyndoch.
On January 21 speed cameras
will be located on Gilbert Street,
Lyndoch; Lyndoch Valley Road,
Lyndoch; Williamstown Road,
Cockatoo Valley; Victoria Terrace,
Gawler; Barossa Valley Way,
Sandy Creek; Adelaide Road,
Gawler South; Queen Street,
Williamstown; Murray Road,
Willaston; Twelfth Street, Gawler
South; Miller Street, Springton;
Murray Street, Eden Valley and
Jollytown Road, Lyndoch.
Two bushfires posed a threat to areas
surrounding Eudunda and Robertstown on
By the time, The Leader went to print, both of
the fires were stilling endangering homes and
businesses in the immediate area.
The first fire began at around 2 p.m. on January
17, east of Waterloo and west of Robertstown.
The second fire began at 3.03 p.m. in Peep
Hill just outside of Eudunda.
CFS were warning people near the Waterloo/
Robertstown fire to leave their properties if they
were not prepared for a bushfire since it was
They also advised people that have bushfire
plans to put them into action.
The Waterloo fire was travelling in an easterly
direction towards Robertstown and air support
was called to contain the fire.
The Peep Hill fire was a reduced threat in the
afternoon but CFS warned people that smoke
would reduce visibility and trees and branches
They also suggested residents to check
properties for any fires or embers, particularly
in roof spaces, under decks, raised floors and
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