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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Thelma Windlass, Ken Smith, David Jaensch, Alex Praino and Lance Peel at Ceduna's Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol Day Centre. Picture: Luca Cetta

Thelma Windlass, Ken Smith, David Jaensch, Alex Praino and Lance Peel at Ceduna's Stepping Stones Drug and Alcohol Day Centre. Picture: Luca Cetta

Running on empty

West Coast Sentinel - Luca Cetta

The future of the Ceduna Community Paramedic Program is in doubt as funding for the pilot program will finish next month. Community groups and local residents have praised the work undertaken by the project and are seeking funding from the State Government to continue the service, but time is running out.

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Sharon Hoskin at work in her new job at Macchia Jewellery in Naracoorte.

Sharon Hoskin at work in her new job at Macchia Jewellery in Naracoorte.

Saying thanks for life

Naracoorte Herald - Lee Curnow

Heart transplant recipient Sharon Hoskin is celebrating the first anniversary of her surgery and is living life to the fullest. The Naracoorte local has become involved with DonateLife, an organisation which works to improve organ donation, and recently organised an event to raise awareness and funding. She has been able to go back to work and is grateful for the support of her community.

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On behalf of the City of Whyalla, Councillor Irene Adair accepted a certificate of appreciation from Story Dogs at a MOPS assembly last week.

On behalf of the City of Whyalla, Councillor Irene Adair accepted a certificate of appreciation from Story Dogs at a MOPS assembly last week.

Schools go to the dogs

Whyalla News - Louis Mayfield

Everyone has heard of the adage "a dog is a man's best friend". For children in Whyalla the saying resonates loud and proud when they are visited by canines from the group, Story Dogs. The dogs and their owners visit schools in the area to help primary students with reading, communication skills and life lessons as part of a special program which has sponsorship from the local council.

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 Kangaroo Island sculptor Indiana James in the final stages of rebuilding his white breasted sea eagle sculpture at the studio workshop at Pelican Lagoon.

Kangaroo Island sculptor Indiana James in the final stages of rebuilding his white breasted sea eagle sculpture at the studio workshop at Pelican Lagoon.

Eagle set to soar again

The Islander - Stan Gorton

It has taken 12 years, but a sea eagle has come home for a little bit of loving before it returns to its nesting place overlooking Henley Beach, in Adelaide, in the coming weeks. Kangaroo Island sculptor Indiana James is in the final stages of reinvigorating his white breasted sea eagle sculpture after it began looking tired and worn sitting on its perch high above the foreshore.

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WHAT'S ON AROUND SA

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Kapunda Show N Shine - Main St, Kapunda. 1pm-5pm, spectators free, stalls, food and drink, music. Details - click here

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Christmas Craft Fair - Arno Bay War Memorial Hall, 9am-2pm, art, books, crafts, food drink, homemade goodies and more, family friendly atmosphere. Details - click here

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