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SATURDAY, JUNE 24
Renmark Lions Club monthly garage sale.
From 8am to 12 noon at W.E Wood Pavillion at
Renmark’s number two oval. Furniture, beds,
tables/chairs, electrical goods, whitegoods, crock-
ery/cutlery, books, tools, bric-a-brac, household
items, etc. Sausage sizzle, bacon and egg sand-
wiches, tea and coffee, and cans of drink availa-
ble. Money raised is used for community projects
undertaken/supported by the Lions Club.
TUESDAY, JUNE 27
The Riverland Parkinson’s Group – education
and support for people living with Parkinson’s
and their family members – meets on the fourth
Tuesday of each month. Next meeting 10am to
12 noon, Tuesday, June 27, at Barmera Uniting
Church Hall, Nookamka Terrace. Getting to know
you and planning ahead. Contact Glenys on
8588 2883 or 0403 308 107.
SATURDAY, JULY 1
Christmas in July fundraiser for Barmera
Residential Care. Three-course dinner at the
Barmera Golf Club. Pre-dinner drinks served
at 6.30pm. Entertainment, auction and raffles
throughout the night. All proceeds donated to
Barmera Residential Care Auxiliary raising funds
for Bonney Lodge, Cogan Wing, Hawdon House
and the hospital. Tickets on sale until Saturday,
June 24, and available from Barmera Visitor
Information Centre (8588 2289), Pauline (0409
285 380) or Cheryl (0417 885 438).
FRIDAY, JULY 14
The Lions Club of Renmark regular monthly
community barbecue. In the car park in front
of BankSA next to the Renmark Town Fountain,
Ral Ral Avenue. Barbecue includes steak sand-
wiches, sausage sizzle, hot dogs, bacon and egg
sandwiches and the club’s famous donuts. Funds
raised at the barbecue assist with the club’s fund-
raising for local community projects and other
Lions projects supported by the club. Please note
in the event of inclement weather, the barbecue
will be cancelled.
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Salt & Pepper Catering
Paringa Youth Club Hall Wednesdays @ 9am
Waikerie Every second Saturday @ 9am
River Rock Rockers
Renmark Hotel Monday nights 7.30pm-10pm
Social mixed bowls
Renmark Bowling Club Wednesdays 1pm
Riverland Bridge Club
Loxton Bowling Club Thursdays @ 9am
Riverland Farmers Market
Berri Senior Citizens Hall Saturdays
Woolshed Brewery Amazon Sprint
Renmark Club Winter Warmer
Lions Club Garage Sale
Lani greatest SHAVE fundraiser
Waikerie NAIDOC Week Celebrations
Gourmet on the Green
Events supplied by Destination Riverland
For more information on events visit www.destinationriverland.org.au
KARATE KIDS: ABOVE RIGHT: Family and
friends watched on as Riverland National
Karate students had their mid-year gradings
in Renmark recently. ABOVE, LEFT: Maicey
and Ellie Hughes pictured at the grading.
by local artist
Liz Frankel in
which will be
BARMERA’S HALL OF FAME: Janaya Roach at
Barmera’s SA Country Music Hands of Fame
ceremony on Saturday. Janaya attended on behalf
of her grandmother, the late Ruby Hunter, who was
inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and
Avenue of Honour.
Eric Richards, brother of the late Ruby Hunter, at
Barmera’s Hands of Fame ceremony on the weekend.
Mr Richards performed the ceremony on behalf of
Archie Roach, who was also inducted into the Country
Music Hall of Fame.
PHOTOS: Robyn McIntosh
Soaking up the
Running of the
Sheep event in
Barmera on the
of Port Pirie, and
Joyce Pola, of
a day out
of the Sheep
Robert Drogemuller and Paul Costello, both of
Barmera, enjoying a day out during the Barmera
Sheep Dog Trials in Barmera on the weekend.
Wendy Porker and Kaiden Morrow, 10, both of
Victoria, settle in for the Barmera Sheep Dog Trials in
Barmera on the weekend.
Riverland Hands of Fame trio recognised with OAMs
CONGRATULATIONS to four
people associated with country
music, who received OAMs in
the Queen’s Birthday Honours
announced on Monday.
Lorraine Pfitzner, Peter
Coad, Desree Ilona Crawford,
and Rob E.G. have each been
acknowledged for their contri-
bution to the industry.
Formerly from South
Australia, Lorraine Pfitzner
was recognised for service to
country music, which includes
being vice president of the
Australian Country Music
Association, trustee to the
Country Music Heritage Trust,
and secretary of both the
Australian Bush Balladeers
Association, and the Tamworth
Lorraine was a country
music presenter, has been
caretaker of the Country
Music Hands of Fame Park at
Tamworth since 1979, and was
inducted in to Rocky’s Hall of
Fame in 1996.
She has spent many years
recording interviews with our
older artists, while they are/
were still with us.
Recognised for service to the
performing arts, particularly
country music, is Bundanoon
(NSW) resident Peter Coad,
another former South Aussie,
who has been involved with
the country music industry for
around 55 years.
The Coad Brothers, and
Peter Coad and the Coad
Sisters, have toured the country
many times, with Peter and the
girls performing at the Berri
Club last weekend.
Peter is a multi-award-win-
co-founder and president of
the Australian Bush Balladeers
Association, and is editor of
The Australian Bush Balladeers
In 2007 he was recognised
by being inducted into the
National Hands of Fame at
Tamworth, and in 2016 was
inducted into the Riverland
Hall of Fame, along with his
sisters Virginia and Lynette.
Queenslander Desree Ilona
Crawford, of West Ipswich,
was recognised for her service
to country music as an enter-
Desree was the ‘ambassador
of country music’ with Tourism
Tamworth from 1989 to 1993,
has recorded 20 albums, includ-
ing Rodeo Queen, Homespun
Country, and Precious Love,
and is a great show host as
She received the Tamworth
Songwriters Association Tex
Morton Award in 2002, was
inducted into the Hands of
Fame at Tamworth in 1983, and
into the SA Hands of Fame –
which included planting a tree
in the Avenue of Honour at the
Page Property – in 1992.
Many other acknowledg-
ments have been presented to
Desree over the years.
Robert George Porter, of
Manly (NSW), received his
OAM for service to the music
industry as a producer, writer
and performer in respect to a
career that has spanned over 50
Robert performs under the
stage names of Robie Porter
and Rob E.G. and has been a
singer and steel guitarist since
1959, with his hit singles being
55 Days At Peking, Jezebel,
Whiplash, and Railroadin’.
In 2014 he was inducted
into the Australian Steel Guitar
Hall of Fame, after receiving
Olympic honours for writing
and producing the Olympic
announcement theme, Sail
Down To Australia, performed
at the Sydney Olympic Games
by Marina Prior. He also
received a Special Achievement
Logie Award in 1964.
He was the founder of
Wizard Records/Wizard Music
Group in 1971, and produced
and/or wrote and published a
total of over 50 hit singles and
albums, nationally and interna-
tionally. He discovered, signed,
produced and launched the
careers of a range of Australian
recording artists including
Tommy Emmanuel, Colleen
Hewett, and Rick Springfield.
A few of his producing high-
lights are Tommy Emmanuels ’
five times-platinum Number
One album, Dare To Be
Different, and Determination,
the ARIA Award-winning A/C
Album of the Year for 1992.
Also worth a mention are all
of Daddy Cool’s recordings,
including producing Australia’s
all-time number one chart hit,
Eagle Rock, in 1971, for which
Daddy Cool and Robie Porter
received The Australian Record
of the Century Citation (The
Kent Report, 2000).
The Playford (formerly
Gawler) Country Music Club
was the sponsor of the Buskers
Prize at this year’s SA Country
Music Festival at Barmera.
Meeting on the third Sunday
of the month, the club’s social
days are held at the Uley Road
Hall, Lot 806 Forrestall Road,
Chad Morgan became the
first person to attend the unveil-
ing of a bronze bust of himself
at Tamworth’s Bicentennial
Park at 10.30am last Saturday.
Tex Morton, Buddy
Williams, Gordon Parsons,
Shirley Tomms, Barry
Thornton, Stan Coster and
Jimmy Little have already
been acknowledged, but had all
passed away before the bronze
bust was planned.
Fundraising has already
started on one of Frank Ifield.
MY KIND OF COUNTRY
Chad Morgan’s bust.
PHOTO: Anna Rose Media
Chad Morgan with his two sons, Chad Jr (left), and Allan last
Saturday at Tamworth. PHOTO: Northern Daily Leader
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: The Lions Club of Renmark held
its regular community sausage sizzle in Renmark
last Friday. Pictured manning the barbecue are club
members Malcolm Weiss (left), Sandy Maddocks,
Graham Edwards and Allen Maddocks.
Judy and Martin Bailey, both of Barmera, enjoying
the sights of the Running of the Sheep and Barmera
Sheep Dog Trials.
RUNNING OF THE SHEEP: Watching the Running of the
Sheep event from a comfortable spot in Barmera on the
weekend were Liz Buhrer and Kalman Szabados, both of
Barmera. PHOTOS: Christian Longobardi
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