AROUND SA: Stories from across the state

There is so much going on around South Australia - and each week we will bring you an array of news, faces and features which will highlight some of the most interesting characters and events we have in our communities.

From a lack of rain to a lack of funding - two of this week's articles put a spotlight on the continual hardships we face throughout life. Highlighting the drought conditions in the west of the state to the financial uncertainty that affects the people who are most vulnerable, the world is everchanging.

There is also a story on the Clare Valley becoming a finalist in the Festival of Wot? competition (if you want to know more you will have to check it out) as well as the recollections of a man who has a multitude of uses for a bicycle.

And don't forget to find out what's happening around South Australia over the next couple of weeks.

Enjoy the read.

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Buckleboo farmer Tristan Baldock began cutting for hay early this month.

Buckleboo farmer Tristan Baldock began cutting for hay early this month.

Tough times

Rachel McDonald - Eyre Peninsula Tribune

Some farmers in the State's western regions are having to cut crops for hay as a lack of rain and warm, windy weather has hampered plant development. Even salvaging cereal crops for seed may not have the desired effect as yields are predicted to be extremely low. Read more here.

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Club members of the Naracoorte Cycling Club, circa 1954-57

Club members of the Naracoorte Cycling Club, circa 1954-57

Pedalling first aid

Stuart Taverner - Naracoorte Herald

There is a lot to be said about how many ways a bicycle can be used. When you're a kid its all about independence, adventures and racing, but going back almost 70 years it was more than just a mode of transport. Learn how one man used it in a variety of weird and wonderful ways.

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Pangkarra, in Clare, is just one of the local brands that could take part in the proposed festival. with Katherine Maitland and Rachel Brereton with some of the products.

Pangkarra, in Clare, is just one of the local brands that could take part in the proposed festival. with Katherine Maitland and Rachel Brereton with some of the products.

Wheat, Wool, & Wine and Wotif 

Chelsea Ashmeade - Northern Argus

The Clare Valley has made it to the final of the Festival of Wot? competition, going up against three other areas from Queensland and New South Wales for the chance to host its own unique event. If the region wins the event it will create an opportunity to highlight produce, lifestyle and more, but it does need a public vote to get it over the line.

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Kapunda UnitingCare emergency relief and administration officer Sue Burnes.

Kapunda UnitingCare emergency relief and administration officer Sue Burnes.

Fighting for funds

Michelle O'Reilly - Barossa Herald

For more than 11 years people in need have reached out to Kapunda UnitingCare in times of hardship - now the charity is going through its own difficulties and faces possible closure. Like a lot of South Australian towns, charities have been the lifeblood in hard times and with funding opportunities decreasing it is hard to continue to provide services. Read more here.

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2019 is the 34th running of the Australian International Pedal Prix in Murray Bridge.

2019 is the 34th running of the Australian International Pedal Prix in Murray Bridge.

WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

THIS WEEK

SEPTEMBER 21 & 22

Australian International Pedal Prix - Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge 24-hour race around a 2-km course with more than 200 teams. Details click here

SEPTEMBER 24-26

Yorke Peninsula Field Days - Copper Coast Hwy, Paskeville, 9am-5pm. Trade stalls, parades, guest speakers, activities, crafts and more. For information click here.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

SA Spring Garden Festival - Melrose St, Mount Pleasant, 8am-3pm, plants and wares, guest speakers, workshops, stalls, food and entertainment. Details here

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Quorn Show - Quorn Community Oval, official opening at 12noon. 100th celebrations to include kids entertainment, displays, arts and crafts, horses in action and more

Lyssa Liebelt Show 'n' Shine Memorial Trophy - Strathalbyn Oval, gates open 10am, free event, eight classes to be judged - Holdens, Fords, Chryslers, British cars, European cars, American cars, open, and bikes.

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NEXT WEEK

SEPTEMBER 28 & 29

Murray Bridge Show - Old Princes Hwy, various times, stalls, displays, sheaf tossing, woodchopping, sideshows and more. For details click here

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Balaklava & Dalkey Show - Action begins from 8.30am, arts and crafts, display, showperson titles, kids entertainment and more, various entry fees. Details here

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Balaklava Show Ute Muster - Balaklava Oval, registration by 12noon, judging from 1pm. Various categories, food and drink available, various entry fees - more details here

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Bay to Birdwood - Round from West Beach to Birdwood, from 6am-5pm, historic vehicles on show. For details and route click here