post Knock Knock

June 30th, 2008

Filed under: Kids — newseditor @ 11:38 pm

Who’s there?

A dinosaur goes

A dinosaur goes who ?

No it doesn’t…a dinosaur goes RRAAAAAAHHH!


And now, due to popular demand, is the post for kids’ jokes!

(No grown ups allowed)

Fionn – check out this site for dinosaur fun, and write back with your best jokes!

post Say No to those plastic bags at local businesses

June 30th, 2008

Filed under: Earth — newseditor @ 11:23 pm

If you still need a bit more convincing to give up plastic bags, have a look at this recent campaign and stock up on cheap home made shopping bags at the winter fair.

post Note: Change of Address

June 28th, 2008

Filed under: Bits and Pieces — newseditor @ 10:50 am



Welcome to the domain of rhapsodica,

the new host of Copley Community News.

Please leave your baggage at the door.

On entering I invite you to banish all negative energies

Kadoish, Kadoish, Kadoish, Adonai Tsebayoth!
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Kadoish, Kadoish, Kadoish, Adonai Tsebayoth!

Now let’s get on with living, loving and laughing!

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post Local Green Thumbs: Morgaine

June 26th, 2008

Filed under: Greening Copley,Kids — newseditor @ 9:03 pm




Mogsie and her dad have been busy planting all sorts of wonderful greens in their vege patch at Maynards Well. The area is well protected from winds and goats and they have come up with an ingenious solution to both irrigation and frost protection with their poly pipe domes which can be covered at night and double as sprinkler mounts. The garden is sprinkled with edible and medicinal herbs and a great mix of winter and spring veges growing well, including brocolli, carrots, tomatoes and bok choy which is attracting the local bees who have a hive in the creek and occasionally provide honey. What a treat! The garden is fully organic and Mogsies secret ingredient? Poo! Well done Morgaine!

post Future Directions for the Hospital

June 25th, 2008

Filed under: Health,Your Stories — newseditor @ 7:30 pm

This following was taken from Di’s comment on Community Planning Workshop but I have opened it as a new thread for discussion – amt

Wednesday was a very busy day, firstly with the rally concerning the Leigh Creek Hospital’s future direction…..

The strategic plan for SA Health has been posted on their website at dated 19 June 2008.

A feedback form is available on that site. Use it to express your concerns about your access to health care at Leigh Creek Hospital.

Information sheets, a petition and feedback form were available at the rally. If you have not signed the petition, it is available at the hospital and around Leigh Creek businesses. If you are in other affected towns, then request that petition be available in your town or find out where you can sign it.

Things to think about are:-

*Hawker will be the closest 24 hour emergency GP assisted hospital.

*The importance of getting help within that first critical 1-3 hours.

*Costs for getting ill and injured people and their relatives to and from the Country General Hospital and Whyalla or Port Augusta.

*Stresses on the RFDS to fly people out to the major hospitals.These are just a few questions which need to be asked.

If you have more then write them here or on your feedback form. Apathy will not change anything, being vocal just might.

post Community Planning Summary

June 25th, 2008

This is the summary of ideas presented by the fourteen people in attendance at the community planning workshop, compiled by Mark Shirley of the OACDT. The next step will be for Mark to develop a list of realistic projects for inclusion in the Community Plan to be presented to the CDPA in mid August 2008.


  • Community centre to include youth, aged care, IT Training, to use as a Central meeting place, events area
  • An environmentally sensitive building using solar power, using local skills ideas etc with the view of uniting whole community.
  • business activities to promote employment
  • working together
  • Community Day- Back to Copley Day
  • Arts/ Crafts projects
  • Sharing facilities
  • Unity
  • Share the town
  • Community support for aged who can’t physically do for themselves- people are the community
  • Supporting each other
  • Community fairs/ Craft stalls
  • Events promoting community involvement, games, picnics etc
  • Respect for each other
  • Skills Audit


post Grant Submission Workshop

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 5:31 pm

Grant Submission Workshop
19th June  10am -1.00pm
Copley Pub back Function room
Facilitator Cecelia Woolford (Kimba TAFE Inc)
RSVP Mark Shirley or Rebecca McDonald on 8648 5970
Mileage allowance assistance if required.
OACDT sponsorship

post Community Planning Workshop

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events — newseditor @ 5:30 pm

Community Planning Workshop
Do you want a say in the future of the community?
Do you have a great project in mind?
Workshop: 18th June, 6-9.30pm
Leigh Creek Hotel (aka Copley Pub) Copley
supper supplied 7.30pm
Facilitator Cecelia Woolford (Kimba TAFE Inc)
This workshop incorporates the development of a Community Plan for the next 3 years.
RSVP to Copley Progress Association
Helen McCloud by Tuesday 17th June
Sponsored by Outback Areas Development Trust

post It’s a boy!

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Your Stories — newseditor @ 12:26 pm

A boy hobbit born was one minute to midnight on Friday 13th.

Welcome to planet earth, hope you enjoy your stay!


post Solstice Earthdream

June 16th, 2008

Filed under: Events,Spirit — newseditor @ 12:22 pm



Earthdream 2008 will be celebrating winter solstice at Mutonia Sculpture Park at Alberie Creek. For more information see the Earthdream site or the May Copley Newsletter. (Images: Earthdream)

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