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Word search Coober Pedy News Vol 3 No 5, September 16, 2009

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Greyhound Bus Terminal Re-Location Saga End in Sight

With talk of a threat from Greyhound Australia that the company would pull their passenger service from Coober Pedy because of all the delays in finalising a re-location of the Coober Pedy terminal, the District Council of Coober Pedy last night voted to agree to pay half the cost of street infrastructure changes necessary for the re-location. 
The other half of the cost of approximately $3000 will need to be borne jointly by Greyhound, and Mr Michael Nance - owner of the premises proposed for the new terminal - if the re-location is to go ahead.
The subject only came up just before the end of the September general meeting in a Question Without Notice from Cr Mike Maylin: "What's happening about Greyhound bus?"
"I'm glad you asked," said Mayor Baines.
Mr Baines went on to tell the meeting of developments in the challenge by Mr Nance in the SA Environment Resources and Development (ERD) Court in Adelaide, of the 16 June decision by the council's Development Assessment Panel (DAP) not to allow the re-location of the terminal.
An ERD Mediation Hearing scheduled for 31 August in which Council's Building Surveyor was (in part) to inform the Commissioner of the court that the DCCP, as per a second DAP decision on 24 August, would not pay for infrastructure costs, was adjourned until (Cont. page 3)
The 14 September ERD Preliminary Conference was again adjourned, until 28 September, because of a breakdown in agreement about the responsibility of the payment of infrastructure costs.
During the discussion at the DCCP September meeting last night Cr Bev Staines queried whether the council should have to contribute to Mr Nance's business interests by offering to share the infrastructure cost, saying that the location of the terminal at the Caltex (formerly Ampol) Roadhouse was fine, and that Greyhound chose to leave that location, and that the bus company didn't have to leave.


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Coober Pedy Airport Development (From NRDB September newsletter)
Coober Pedy Airport Terminal Perspective views - views from apron and departure loungeThe Coober Pedy Airport Development has progressed significantly with Council recently adopting proposed plans by architects Environ Arc Designs.
Currently detailed drawings are being finalised with completion expected by 28th August 2009.
The following is an indicative time schedule for the remaining aspects of the redevelopment:
Tender Period 3 weeks, 31 August - 21 September (BCA Approval concurrent with tender period)
Tender Assessment by EnvironArc and Consultants <2 weeks, 02 October
Tender Approval by Council 2 weeks, 16 October
Construction 16 weeks 12 March (which includes the Christmas
shut-down period)
Commissioning and Handover 2 weeks, 26 March
The development of the airport will be an integral piece of community infrastructure and promises to provide an aesthetically sympathetic gateway to the iconic town of Coober Pedy that will benefit residents and tourists alike.

Editor's note:
From the DCCP September Agenda - EnvironArc Designs have recently indicated that they are experiencing delays in completing the tender documentation, with coordination meetings with structural and services engineers expected later this week.
The DCCP and NRDB are expecting an update after the completion of the meetings, with tender documentation expected at the end of the month.
Environ Arc has indicated that they are doing everything possible to reduce this 4 week delay.


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Variety Bash in Coober Pedy
Deanna Holdrich accepting donation from Stuart Telfer, Motoring events manager, Variety, the children's charity.

The pre-1972 vehicles about to leave Coober Pedy fron the IAMC car park after breakfast on 24 August

Coober Pedy Area School Choir singing to a standing room only audience in the Italo-Australian Miners Club

 

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Variety Bash

Coober Pedy Police Station received a special gift of a brand new laptop and lighting and sound equipment for their Blue Light Discos on 24 August when 370 Variety Bashers came to Coober Pedy as part of the special 25th Anniversary Bennelong Point to Broken Hill Bash. The presentation was made at the IAMC at breakfast from 8.00am - 8.30am. It was a great chance to see the 110 colourful pre-1972 Bash vehicles. 

Since thousands of Australians have embraced the 'bash' adventure to help kids in need across Australia it is expected that this year's effort will bring the total fundraising to $100 million.

The Variety Bash is one of Variety's major fundraisers but it is much more; the Bash is an economic boom for the small towns and communities we visit each year, with the Variety Bashers personally spending across Australia, around $4 million dollars annually by way of meals, accommodation, fuel etc. 
The Bash also provides a lot of
smiles to the communities we visit. Variety the Children's Charity thanks Dick Smith AO and all the Variety Bashers for their continued support and dedication to raising much needed funds for Variety, the greatest children's charity in Australia. 

The Bash is not a race or rally but rather a drive in the outback with like-minded fund raisers, driving miles for the smiles, enjoying travelling to parts of Australia that they may not otherwise see, at the same time as raising money to support kids in need. The entire event is organised, supported and run by Volunteers who donate their time and resources each year with many taking their holidays to go on the Bash to act as officials and assist and check points and workshops. 

While there are few rules, blatant cheating and bribery are not only allowed but encouraged; Bashers must be in a pre 1972 vehicle decorated as weird and wonderfully as possible. Variety Bashes Australia wide last year raised over $8 million and Variety NSW this year have set a goal of rasing $2 million net during its 11 day adventure.

Other donations:

Footballs from St Mary's League Club
Bag of cricket gear from Bush Cricketers
Skateboards from Team Mustang
John Williamson cd's and dvd's
Meg Doyle - books for the school library
Red lea Chickens - The story of Chicken book

Above: Ron Keating and John Londrigan from Deniliquin - 23 years on Bashes as the mobile workshop to either fix bash vehicles or pick up the 'deadies', with Particia Brown and Evanna Jelsic. Below: A few of the many who were at the Bash Breakfast at the IAMC.

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Tri-City 8-Ball

On the weekend of the 1st and 2nd August Coober Pedy hosted the Tri City 8 Ball titles. This is an annual event between Coober Pedy, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek with each town sharing the hosting duties. 

It all kicked off with a knock-out competition on the Friday night and followed with 2 days of tough competition resulting in Tennant Creek taking out the coveted Team title. 
The Italian Club was a fabulous host providing excellent lunch and dinner on both days and warm friendly smiles over the bar. The Coober Pedy Tri City Titles Committee would sincerely like to thank all of their sponsors and the Italian Club Committee without whom the event would not have been possible. 

Also a big thank you to the teams from Tennant Creek and Alice Springs for making the effort to come and join in. We all look forward to travelling to Tennant Creek next year!

OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS

Italian Club, Miners Store, Mobil Outback Service Station,
Caltex Coober Pedy, J & B Mining, Iago and Betty, Opal Miners Direct,
Desert View Apartments


Results:

Masters 
Winner - Bob Bagnall T/C Runner Up = Glen Schields A/S

Juniors Singles 
Winner- Liam Thompson A/S Runner Up - Kyal Forman

Juniors Doubles
Winners - Liam Thompson & Jy Burns A/S Runners Up - Mitchell Harris & Kyal Forman

Men's Team
Winners - Tennant Creek Runners Up - Alice Springs

Men's Singles
Winner - Mitchell Harris C/P Runner Up - Kevin Milnes A/S

Mens Doubles
Winners - Veng Rogers & Colin Maslen A/S Runners Up - Jack Burns & Mick Lee C/P

Mixed Doubles
Winners - Mitchell Harris & Leah Henderson C/P 
Runners Up - Simon Mullan & Bev Stefanidakis T/C

Ladies Team
Winners - Coober Pedy 1 - Michelle Riha, Gwenda Forman
Runners Up - Coober Pedy 2 - Misty Mance, Di Stepniewski 


Ladies Singles
Winner - Michelle Riha C/P 
Runner Up - Misty Mance C/P

Ladies Doubles
Winner - Misty Mance & Di Stepniewski C/P Runners Up - Cindy Pitt and Bev Stefanidakis T/C
Men's Team
Winners - Tennant Creek Runners Up - Alice Springs

Men's Singles
Winner - Mitchell Harris C/P Runner Up - Kevin Milnes A/S

Mens Doubles
Winners - Veng Rogers & Colin Maslen A/S Runners Up - Jack Burns & Mick Lee C/P

Mixed Doubles
Winners - Mitchell Harris & Leah Henderson C/P 
Runners Up - Simon Mullan & Bev Stefanidakis T/C

Ladies Team
Winners - Coober Pedy 1 - Michelle Riha, Gwenda Forman
Runners Up - Coober Pedy 2 - Misty Mance, Di Stepniewski 


Ladies Singles
Winner - Michelle Riha C/P 
Runner Up - Misty Mance C/P

Ladies Doubles
Winner - Misty Mance & Di Stepniewski C/P Runners Up - Cindy Pitt and Bev Stefanidakis T/C

Marree Arabunna Museum & Gallery Faces and Places exhibition opens 6pm Friday September 18

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Church Meeting Times

Catacomb (Anglican)

Sunday 9.30am

Catholic

Saturday 6.30pm

Sunday 10am

Coober Pedy Revival

Fellowship

Sunday 10.15 am, 7 pm

Wed 7.30 pm

Coober Pedy Brethren

Sunday 10am

Coober Pedy Christian

Home Church

Sunday 3pm

Ph 0417 814 559 or 0408 890 280

Coober Pedy Community

Church - Assembly of God, Paxton Rd

Sunday 10:00 am

Wednesday 7:00 pm

Friday Prayer Meeting: 7:30pm


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Coober Pedy Police News 09/08/2009

At about 3:15pm on 31/08/2009, Police were tasked to the COOBER PEDY Ampol Service station regarding a disturbance. Police located and arrested a 45 year old male from Indulkana for aggravated assault and breach of domestic violence restraint order. The male will appear at the COOBER PEDY Magistrates Court at a later date.

At about 1:20 on 11/09/2009, Police were tasked to the mobile service station regarding a disturbance. Police located and arrested a 44 year old male from COOBER PEDY for Aggravated assault and breach of domestic violence restraint order. The male will appear at the COOBER PEDY Magistrates Court at a later date to answer the charge.

At about 6:30pm the 11/09/2009, Police were tasked to a Ward Street address regarding a disturbance. Police later arrested 4 local females for aggravated serious criminal trespass and aggravated assault. All of the woman will appear at the COOBER PEDY Magistrates Court at a later date to answer the charges.

At about 6:30pmon the 10/09/09, Police were tasked to an address on Italian Club Road regarding a disturbance. Police located and arrested a 39 year old male and a 40 year old female from Coober Pedy for Aggravated assault. Both offenders appear at the COOBER PEDY Magistrates Court at a later date to answer the charge.

Psalms 
Ch. 34 vs 9 and 10: 
Obey the Lord, all his people;
those who obey him have all they need.
Even lions go hungry for lack of food,
But those who obey the Lord lack nothing good.

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17th Tri-City 8-Ball

Coober Pedy Ladies: Misty Mance, Leah Henderson, Cindy Pitt, Di Stepnieniewski, Gwenda Forman and Michelle Riha

Tennant Creek Menís Team Winners (standing) John aka Ooh Ahh, Peter Davenport, Kev (Alice Springs), Captain Cupcake, Peter Mullan, Bob Bagnall, Brett Simpson, (seated) Greg Jordan, Yanni Stefanidakis
&amp; Simon Mullan
Michelle Riha Ladies Singles Winner

Starting in Alice Springs in 1993, Tri-City 8-Ball is held annually, alternating in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Coober Pedy. Next year it will be held in Tennant Creek. Games are held between teams, men, ladies, mixed and juniors, but the team competition is the main one. This yearís win by Tennant Creek was their third, but the first win while away from home. Scores and sponsors on page 5.

     
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