post Opportunity for Sheep Farmers?

March 28th, 2008

Filed under: Your Stories — newseditor @ 12:06 pm

Jeremy has discovered a new opening for pastoralists in Japan, a specialty market fetching $1600 a head – see here for more information.

post Solar Flares

March 26th, 2008

Filed under: Cosmos,Your Stories — newseditor @ 10:08 pm


Solar activity is surging. Three large sunspots have materialized and at least one of them harbors energy for strong solar flares. An M2-class eruption on March 25th hurled a coronal mass ejection (CME) into space and emitted radio bursts audible in shortwave receivers on Earth. NOAA forecasters estimate a 50% chance of more M-flares during the next 24 hours.

Visit to see pictures of the burgeoning
sunspots and to listen to yesterday’s radio flare, as well as other weather reports from the galactic neighbourhood.

Story submitted by Nigel

post Copley & District Progress Association News

March 26th, 2008

Filed under: Copley and Districts Progress Association News — newseditor @ 9:43 pm

This is the latest news from Copley & District Progress Association submitted by Rose. Keep an eye out for more updates in the CDPA News category.

  • Progress has received a cheque from Community Benefit S.A. for the amount of $11,000. This is to be used to install new doors in the hall, & also carry out much needed repairs to it.
  • Flinders Power has notified us of increased water rates, which we are currently negotiating.
  • On Thursday evening 10th of April the CDPA will be providing a BBQ tea for “Wings On The Road”, a group of RFDS members & their support crew who are riding from the Outback (Alice Springs) to the Sea (Adelaide). They will be doing this the hard way – i.e. on the dirt roads & not bitumen! Please come along & help us welcome them, & make a donation to this worthy cause.
  • CDPA has negotiated with Patrick Sewell to empty the community (main street) rubbish bins on a weekly basis.
  • We have purchased a new laptop computer & accessories to facilitate easier management of the running of the CDPA.
  • Committee & community members attended a meeting with Lorraine Edmunds, who spoke about the Mountains Of Memory Projects.
  • New water tanks have arrived. They will be placed at the hall, old school house, information bay & Copley Cricket Club.
  • Perilya in conjunction with ongoing tree planting will be doing more on the greening of Copley project.
  • A train awareness program will be run in the near future, to educate children on the safety of the train shunting which will take place later on.

post Australia 2020

March 26th, 2008

Filed under: Community Wishlist — newseditor @ 12:15 am

The Australian Government is calling for the visionary opinions and ideas of intelligent people like yourselves on any of the following topics:

1. Australian Economy 2. Infrastructure 3. Sustainability and Climate Change 4. Rural Australia 5. Health 6. Communities and Families 7. Indigenous Australia 8. Creative Australia 9. Governance 10. Australia’s Future in the World

Have your say at

Online submissions are due April 9th.  It’s a simple process and you can have a summary of your submission emailed to you, which you are welcome to post here.

post Help! Cockroaches!

March 25th, 2008

Filed under: Health,Home Remedies — newseditor @ 10:13 pm

I’ve had a plea from an infested reader for tips on how to control cockroaches that have gotten out of hand. (Not you’d want them in hand…) They’ve outnumbered the baits and good hygeine isn’t enough as the population grew out of control when the house was unoccupied. Any tips, prefereably non-toxic, would be greatly appreciated!

post Keeping up with Comments

March 25th, 2008

Filed under: Bits and Pieces — newseditor @ 8:40 pm

There is a regular flurry of comments being posted in response to various articles, new and old. A tip: One way to catch them all is to go to the ‘Comments’ link at the bottom of the page.

A reminder also to all readers that you are most welcome submit your stories, articles and news to the Web Editor.

*Another hint – if you visit the ‘Comments’ link and it appears as scrambled code, try another browser (Firefox, Safari, Explorer etc).

post Dog baits

March 25th, 2008

Filed under: Animal Nature,Health — newseditor @ 8:07 pm

Leigh Creek Station have recently laid dog baits. Dog lovers please be careful around the perimeters of the commons!


post Happy Easter!

March 23rd, 2008

Filed under: Bits and Pieces — newseditor @ 6:28 pm

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post Carrie Anarchus

March 23rd, 2008

Filed under: Earth — newseditor @ 1:59 pm


Has anyone seen these little creatures around the place?

If they have somehow slipped past the bug catchers without being labelled, a certain someone has suggested the name Carrie Anarchus.

post Copley Newletter Edition 23

March 23rd, 2008

Filed under: Copley Phoenix/Newsletter — newseditor @ 1:45 pm

Copley Newsletter Edition 23, March 2008 is ready to download as a 1.6mb pdf. (16 pages, use your page down to move through the pages)Edited by Di Starick, printed with the support of the Leigh Creek Area School.

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