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 next couple of weeks.
Enjoy the read.
Final countdown to remarkable charity ride
Stuart Taverner - Naracoorte Herald
It's just days before former Naracoorte resident Charles Brice and a group of friends, family and supporters begin a 300km charity ride from Paruna to Adelaide. The ride will be a gruelling physical and emotional challenge as it retraces the route that Charles took after he was involved in a devastating motorbike accident that left him a quadriplegic. Read more about the ride here.
$100 million high school's design unveiled
Louis Mayfield - Whyalla News
The design for the new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla, which will combine the three existing government schools in the region, has been revealed. Read more about the project here.
Lower Eyre crops given late booster
Jarrad Delaney - Port Lincoln Times
Lower Eyre Peninsula farmers could have decent results for this year's harvest following late September rains raising the soil profile across the district. The Winter Crop Performance Edition of Primary Industries and Regions SA's Crop and Pasture Report shows the region's crop estimate is 834,000 tonnes, including 436,000 tonnes of wheat, 235,000 of barley and 106,000 of canola. Read more about the report's details here.
Betts on books
Peri Strathearn - Murray Valley Standard
No-one can kick a goal of the year from the pocket quite like Eddie Betts, but his skill on the field hides a lingering challenge off it. He could not read or write when he was drafted into the Australian Football League, and did not know what he was signing when he put pen to paper on his first professional contract.
The teenaged forward took a three-year literacy and numeracy course soon after that, and has since been inspired to share his struggle in a series of children's books. So it was Eddie Betts, author, who read My Kind to a booked-out crowd of young footy fans and their parents at Murray Bridge Library this afternoon. Read more here.
Still bowling at 95
Greg Mayfield - Port Pirie Recorder
At 95 years old, Joe van der Lee is cruising the bowling greens. He still plays pennant competition for Royals despite having celebrated his birthday in September. Read more about Joe here.
WHAT'S ON AROUND SA
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations - Various events and times throughout the month. For more details click here.
OCTOBER 12 & 13
Lochiel 150-years celebration - various venues, from 10am-4pm, displays, reunion lunch, book launch and more. Details here
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Burra Show - official opening by Andrew 'Cosi' Costello, 10am-10pm. SportsShear competition, ute muster, young farmers challenge, horses in action, prince and princess of the show, prime lamb and hogget competition, wool pack fashions, petting zoo, facepainting, Circus Elements, displays, rides, sideshows and more. Details here
Family Fun Day - Blanchetown Oval, 11am-4pm, stalls, family entertainment, wildlife interaction and more. Details here
Renmark Rose Festival - Various places and times. Flowers, community activities and more. Visit here for details.
South Coast Jazz Festival - Goolwa, various locations and times, various entry costs. Full details here
OCTOBER 18 & 19
Cleve Area School 70th Birthday - 1301 Rehn Rd, Cleve - 4pm start, school tours, markets, food, music, fun. Details here
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
Carlton Draught Murray Bridge Gold Cup - hospitality packages to suit everyone, bus transport available to and from Adelaide, food vendors, bars, tote facilities, Fashion at The Races qualifying event with a cash prize of $1000 for the best dressed womenswear.Details here
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
Clare Show - Horrocks Hwy, 9am-5pm. Livestock, ag produce, entertainment, side shows, food and drink available, entry fees. Details here
Coonalpyn Show - 7.30am - 5pm. Discovery trail, interactive pavilion activities, bouncy castles, stump toss, vintage cares, food and coffee, trade stalls, horses in action, live music. Details here
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Roseworthy Show N Shine - Roseworthy Hotel, 3 Main North Rd, 11am-3pm, displays, live music, details here