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.

And, don't forget to discover what's happening around South Australia over the weekend.

Enjoy the read.

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 WINNERS: Kimba District Councillor Graeme Baldock, and Kimba Community Development Group Chair Heather Baldock accepting the awards.

WINNERS: Kimba District Councillor Graeme Baldock, and Kimba Community Development Group Chair Heather Baldock accepting the awards.

Nomads no more

Whyalla News - Louis Mayfield

The small town of Kimba looms large for grey nomads as it took out two titles in the inaugural Grey Nomad Awards which took place on Queensland's Sunshine Coast last week. Judges stated the town was a standout in the category as it exceeded the criteria and embraced the grey nomad experience. South Australia was prominent in the winner's circle, taking out five of eight category awards.

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ASH: Mrs Castley's 22 acre property at Port Lincoln is now bare after a recent fire.

ASH: Mrs Castley's 22 acre property at Port Lincoln is now bare after a recent fire.

Home safe home

Port Lincoln Times - Lauren Fitzgerald

Port Lincoln was hit by bushfire on Monday resulting in some land and structural losses. One woman tells of her family's long fight to save their home from the disaster with the help of the CFS and a helicopter.

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ACCREDITED: Chris Tugwell, Debbie Alexander, Julie Bates, Martin Lewicki, David Bennett and Paul Haese at the Big Bend Lookout, which is part of the Reserve. Photo: Dani Brown.

ACCREDITED: Chris Tugwell, Debbie Alexander, Julie Bates, Martin Lewicki, David Bennett and Paul Haese at the Big Bend Lookout, which is part of the Reserve. Photo: Dani Brown.

Under a moonlit sky

Murray Valley Standard - Dani Brown

A region of the Murray River in South Australia has been declared an International Dark Sky Reserve - the first of its kind in the nation and only the 16th site in the world to cited as such. Around 3200 square kilometres of the Mid Murray region is one of the best places on the planet to see the night sky and the beneifts of this are enormous.

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HELPING HAND: Alan and Muriel Hunt with Waza, Dusty and volunteer Len Ravesteyn.

HELPING HAND: Alan and Muriel Hunt with Waza, Dusty and volunteer Len Ravesteyn.

Lending a hand

Eyre Peninsula Tribune - Rachel McDonald

Volunteers from across the country are getting a taste of farming life while helping those struggling with the effects of prolonged drought. One such man is Len Ravesteyn, who has travelled to Cowell to help Alan and Muriel Hunt. He is not only doing a range of jobs but also giving the couple some much needed social contact.

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WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

THIS WEEK

NOVEMBER 14-17

Australian International Equestrian 3-Day Event - Wakefield Road, Adelaide. See the world's best horse and rides in eventing and jumping. Details - click here

NOVEMBER 15-17

Burra AGL Country Music Festival - Hall Tce, Showgrounds, various sessions. Quality local and interstate talent, all tickets $15 Details - click here

NOVEMBER 16-17

Morgan Living River Festival - Morgan riverfront, from 10am each day, town comes alive with Trains, Boats and Engines, plenty to see and do. Details - click here

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Murray Bridge Christmas Pageant - 4pm, Bridge St, watch as floats make their way to Sturt Reserve, heralding in the arrival of Santa to the town. Details - click here

Murray Bridge Riverfront Festival & Fireworks - 4pm-10pm, Sturt Reserve, free entry, amusement rides, live music, entertainment, market stalls, food and drink vendors, amazing fireworks display at 9pm. Details - click here

Kapunda Rodeo - Harness Racing Club, 41, Hancock Rd, gates open 2pm, action 5pm. Various prices, food trucks, kids face painting, ATM & EFTPOS facilities. Details - click here

This story AROUND SA: Stories from across the state first appeared on The Murray Valley Standard.