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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PARTNERS: Kirsty Gregory is pictured with Jorja Traeger, one of the two Kimba Area School students she mentors.

PARTNERS: Kirsty Gregory is pictured with Jorja Traeger, one of the two Kimba Area School students she mentors.

Locals set an example

Eyre Peninsula Tribune - Rachel McDonald

Country towns always have a keen sense of community, of looking out for one another and lending a helping hand. The Kimba Area School has taken this one step further by asking locals to volunteer for a community mentoring program involving children from across the district - and they are achieving some great results.

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Adnyamathanha Elder and spokesperson for the Annggumathanha Camp Law Mob Enice Marsh (centre) attended an anti-nuclear rally in Port Augusta last month.

Adnyamathanha Elder and spokesperson for the Annggumathanha Camp Law Mob Enice Marsh (centre) attended an anti-nuclear rally in Port Augusta last month.

Excluded from vote

The Transcontinental - Amy Green

After three years of controversial consultation, protests and ballots, two outback communities will soon learn the fate of a Federal Government nuclear waste management facility touted for a site near Kimba. Taskforce chair Sam Chard says all interested parties were included in the consultation and ballot process, a statement strongly refuted by Adnyamathanha Elder Enice Marsh.

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VIRAL: Kaniva's sheep art is grabbing a lot of attention from across the country.

VIRAL: Kaniva's sheep art is grabbing a lot of attention from across the country.

Flock continues to grow

The Border Chronicle - Taylor Harvey

Tourism dollars in Kaniva are coming off the sheep's back, but not in the way most people would think. A few years ago a sheep art trail was devised by the district's progress association and each year it's following has grown, bringing the town to life.

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Shawn Hicks was presented with an award by Superintendent James Blandford as SA Police and the City of Adelaide Lions Club's citizen of the year.

Shawn Hicks was presented with an award by Superintendent James Blandford as SA Police and the City of Adelaide Lions Club's citizen of the year.

Making a difference

Murray Valley Standard - Peri Strathearn

To champion the cause of eradicating domestic violence, Shawn Hicks has devised a number of ways to highlight the problem and bring it to the forefront. From beanies to footys, ribbons to netballs, his hard work has resulted in being bestowed the honour of being named the SA Police Citizen of the Year. Read about his story here.

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WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Angaston Christmas Parade - Angaston Memorial Park, Murray St, 5pm-9pm. Celebrate the festive season with a parade, sideshow rides, face painting, market stalls, local food options, entertainment and Father Christmas. Details - click here

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Murray Bridge Speedway - Kennett Rd, from 5pm-10.30pm. Formula 500 King of the Bridge, Allstars Rd 3, various other events. Range of entrance fees. Details - click here

Copper Coast Market - Kadina Uniting Church Hall, 59 Taylor St, 8.30am-12.30pm. Arts, crafts, bric a brac, food stalls etc. Details - click here

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Swanport Hotel Christmas Cup - Brinkley Rd, Murray Bridge, 10.30am-5pm. Family day at the races, free kids activities, Santa visit and more. Details - click here

Westside Market - Church Hall, Cnr Mildren & Hartley St, 8.30am-12.30pm. Produce, art, craft, food, op shop. Details - click here

Clare Christmas Arts & Craft Fair - 229 Main North Rd, 9am-3pm. 50 stall holders, food & drink available. Details - click here

DECEMBER 1-31

Loxton Lights Festival - Over 350 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and coloured light displays across the town. Details - click here

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