Sala and a centenary

STAN Coyle celebrates his 100th birthday with son Barry.
STAN Coyle celebrates his 100th birthday with son Barry.

Message to residents: from DCM Mayor Lewiston ward Councillor Duncan Kennington

I attended the launch of the SALA Festival at Two Wells Library on Wednesday, August 7.

District Council of Mallala celebrated the festival with the ‘Flowing Through the Plains’ Exhibition at four council sites: Two Wells Library, Two Wells Service Centre, Mallala Council Office and the Mallala Library.

Congratulations to the following artists who were presented with certificates; Beverley Molloy, Don Morcom, Eric Williams, Ellen Steyn, Jenny Magaard, Judith Verner, Molly Ellis, and Pat Thompson.

• On Friday, August 16, I had the pleasure of attending Stan Coyle’s 100th birthday party.

Stan was born in Carlton, Victoria, on August 16, 1913. He married Lillian May Pilford in 1944 and they spent 58 wonderful years together, and were blessed with a son, Barry.

Stan was posted to Mallala during the war and this is where May and Stan made their home. In November, 1998, Stan moved into a unit at Mallala Hospital.

Stan’s son Barry drove from Adelaide to enjoy the festivities and we were treated to some snazzy piano playing from another friend.

I’ve now attended the hospital several times and on each occasion I’ve been impressed by the professionalism and positive attitude of the staff and the cheerfulness of the patients.

The hospital is owned by the community and offers residential aged care for Commonwealth-funded residents and those with private health care. The hospital also offers respite accommodation and accommodation for couples.

Enquiries can be made to the hospital’s CEO, Kathleen Smith, on 8527 2008 or by emailing

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