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  Johns Pizza Bar

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Dusty Radio

Coober Pedy's Community Radio will hold a meeting on March 19 to elect a committee to find a way to raise cash to keep the station running. 

Annual licence fees etc will be due in a few months and at this stage there is no way they will be able to be paid


The drive-in has new (second hand) lighting. The screen will always be bright now. Previously a headlight shining on the screen would be powerful enough to make viewing difficult. 

Coober Pedy, with Barmera and Gepps Cross, is now one of only three remaining drive-in theatres in South Australia.



Archived copy

United Sporting Complex Opened 

   Lyn Breuer MP, Member for Giles

Lyn Breuer said when opening the United Club that the Labour government had provided lots of funds for the Coober Pedy community, particularly in the area of sporting facilities, of which the club was a good example. The government was particularly aware of the problems of youth, and providing funds for sporting facilities was a huge step in combating problems of youth boredom leading to crime. Because of this she was very disappointed to see the letters published in the Coober Pedy Times criticising her.

Mini soccer                                                      Tennis, basketball

Beach volleyball                                                       Lawn bowls


Barry Wakelin, Member for Grey, 'cooking up something'    United Club President Boro Rapaic

Enjoying the barbecue

State Election

Family First Candidates

Cheryl Kaminsky, Lower House                                       Dennis Hood, Upper House

Family First has pre-selected Cheryl Kaminski for the seat of Giles in the State election. Cheryl has been campaigning in her local area for the past nine months and is looking forward to the challenge. "Itís no surprise how many people want their families to be a priority in any government decision and thatís exactly what I plan to do, put family first," Cheryl said. She has always lived in rural South Australia. She was educated in Millicent primary, Streaky Bay Area School, Cowell Area School and completed her schooling in Eyre High School at Whyalla. Having good customer service skills she has worked in the ANZ bank for seven years. Cheryl is employed by the South Australian Education Department as a swimming instructor. She is also a life guard and swim school coordinator for Whyalla Leisure Centre. Cheryl has a strong belief in the role of families in the community. She supports the need for the family unit to be strengthened in every way possible. Cheryl enjoys the time she spends with her own family and friends and knows that a vote for her would be a vote for families.


"I would like to introduce a bill in the upcoming Parliamentary term that would potentially reduce the number of abortions in South Australia by up to 80% (this has been the experience of such legislation in other countries). However, I need Dennis Hood in the Legislative Council to second the bill that I propose to put forward in the upcoming term. This bill will be the first step towards removing abortion in our State" - Andrew Evans, MLC (Family First) 


Family First will never support euthanasia.


Family First legislative council candidate Dennis Hood said that Family First is the only party that has a zero tolerance policy on marijuana use in South Australia. He has called for Marijuana possession and use to be made a criminal offence as is the case with other illicit drugs.


Mr Hood says that if elected at the March State Election, he will put forward a Private Members Bill that would look to give the Government powers to veto salaries given to the Judiciary.


Mr Hood said that under his plan, South Australia students who practice medicine in South Australia would have 5% of their HECS paid for each year (indexed) until the entire debt was forgiven which would occur after 20 years practicing medicine in SA where it is desperately needed. If the doctor practiced medicine in SA for only part of the 20 year period, say 10 years for example, then they would be required to pay the remaining HECS debt, in this case, the remaining 50%.

Dennis Hood can be contacted on 0410 514 126


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(sent in by a reader)

You may not know this but many nonliving things have a gender.

1) Ziploc Bags are Male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

2) Copiers are Female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed.

3) A Tire is Male, because it goes bald and it's often over-inflated.

4) A Hot Air Balloon is Male, because, to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's that hot air part.

5) Sponges are Female, because they're soft, squeezable and retain water.

6) A Web Page is Female, because it's always getting hit on.

7) A Subway is Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up.

8) An Hourglass is Female, because over time, the weight shifts to the bottom.

9) A Hammer is Male, because it hasn't changed much over the last 5,000 years, but it's handy to have around.

10) A Remote Control is Female. Ha! You thought it'd be male , didn't you? But consider this - it gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know the right buttons to push, he keeps trying!