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FORECAST FOR LOXTON
Starting time is 10am
Mon, Sept 8: J. Munchenberg
Tues, Sept 9: K. Fisher
Wed, Sept 10: H. Drake
Thurs, Sept 11: A. May
Fri, Sept 12: K. Inglis
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An art exhibition by emerging Riverland artists
will be on display in The Terrace Gallery. Open
from 9am to 5pm weekdays, 9am to 4pm on
Saturdays and 10am to 4pm on Sundays. For
more information, call 0431 044 790.
Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from
11am until noon and 2pm until 3pm. Gold coin
donation. For more information call 8584 7823.
Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from
7pm until 8pm. Gold coin donation. For more
information call 8584 7823.
Charity For All Bingo at the Loxton Club. Eyes
down at 7.30pm. For more info call 8584 7353.
Sunday, September 7
Golden Guitar winners Carter & Carter will be
performing at the Berri Town Hall from 2.30pm.
Tickets are $20 or $15 for children and conces-
sion. For more details, contact the Loxton Visitor
Information Centre on 8584 8071.
Sunday, September 14
Great Outback Barbecue fundraiser to support
Frontier Services, a ministry to remote Australia,
from 12pm at the Loxton United Church. Live
entertainment and white elephant stall. For more
information, call 8584 5338.
Monday, September 14
Probus Friendship Day, at the Loxton Sporting
Club. Hosted by the combined ladies and mens
clubs of Loxton. Registration from 9.30am. For
more information call 0402 207 331.
Saturday, September 20
Riverland Ballroom Dancing at the Loxton Peace
Hall from 7.30pm until 11.30pm. For more infor-
mation, call 8584 5945.
NOELENE Milich snapped this photograph of a spectacular sunset near Loxton recently.
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Combined Probus power for event
The town's two Probus
clubs have come together to
host a regional Friendship
Members of the men's and
ladies clubs have been busy
planning the September 15
celebrations over the past 10
Around 175 people from
across the Mallee, Riverland and
Sunraysia will be attending the
full-day program. Broken Hill
members were invited, but were
not able to attend.
Men's Probus Club president
Warren Falting said the Loxton
clubs joined forces to hold the
event after it lapsed in 2013.
"We thought it would be nice
for both our clubs to combine
for Friendship Day. I think that's
part of what Probus is about too,
coming together," he said.
"While we are both pretty
strong clubs in our own right
(and therefore won't need to
amalgamate), it's been a great
exercise in showing how strong
we can also be working togeth-
"The basic theme of Probus
is 'fun, fellowship and friend-
ship' and that's what we hope to
achieve -- both in the preparation
for, and during, the day."
Mr Falting said a program of
activities had been planned for
the day, which kicks off with
registrations at 9.30am and is
expected to wrap-up at 2.30pm.
Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon
Stasinowsky will officially wel-
comed the visiting Probus mem-
bers to town, while Mr Falting
and Ladies Probus Club presi-
dent Bette LeCornu will also
address the crowd.
Deb Thiele will be guest
speaker at the event, presenting
on the subject of friendship.
Alan McKinnon, aided by a
band of singers, will perform
a special song about Loxton,
while the Loxton High School's
Barbershop Quartet and Loxton
Men's Probus Club singers will
also take to the stage.
This will be followed by a
"skit" produced by members of
the Loxton Ladies Probus Club.
Mr Falting said the event
would also be a "wonderful pro-
motion" of Loxton, with attend-
ees greeted with a DVD show-
casing the district and presented
with a pack of Ausnat Fruits
"goodies" on their departure.
The Probus Clubs' Friendship
Day event will be held on
Monday, September 15, at the
Loxton Sporting Club
Mr Falting, on behalf of
both Probus Clubs, thanked the
Loxton Waikerie Council for its
$1400 community grant to help
finance the day, and the Loxton
Members of the Loxton men's and ladies Probus clubs have joined forces to host a Friendship
Day event this month. Pictured preparing the final details are (from left) Geoff Haddon, Yae
Schoenhenzel, Allan McKinnon, Ladies Probus Club president Bette LeCornu, Merv Gladigau,
Doreen Linke and Loxton Men's Probus Club president Warren Falting.
Historic steamer cruising through Loxton
A past era will
be revived when
steamer Oscar W
cruises into Loxton
on September 16 and
The Oscar W will
be travelling in convoy
with the ps Marion from
Mannum, and both pad-
dle steamers will be on
their way to Chowilla for
the 150th anniversary of
the Chowilla Station.
The ps Industry will
join them in Renmark,
and they will gather with
other boats, including the
Ruby from Wentworth,
for the celebrations on
There will be an
open day on the station,
including paddle steamer
cruises, station tours,
and a wool shed dinner
in the evening.
The ps Oscar W, from
Goolwa, will be mooring
overnight near in Loxton
on Tuesday, September
16, and on Wednesday,
September 17 will cruise
Oscar W will carry
passengers on the cruise,
and bookings are avail-
able through the Loxton
Centre (8541 2332).
Oscar W has room for
35 passengers, and the
cruise will take around
six hours. Passengers will
enjoy the experiences of
a past era as the historic
boat cruises upriver. The
boat will leave Loxton at
9am. and arrive in Berri
"Oscar W will load
wood at Loxton, which
has been gathered and
supplied by local builder,
Doug Walker, a long-time
friend and supporter of
the Oscar W," said Oscar
W skipper, Captain Errol
"Crew members will
(then) form a human
chain to load the wood
into the boat's bunkers.
"We try to bring the
Oscar W up river annual-
ly, and carry passengers
on town to town legs of
"This is a real experi-
ence for them and takes
them back to a great era
in the history of the river
towns, when the paddle
steamers were the lifeline
of river communities."
Community updates on the Basin Plan will
be held in Renmark tomorrow, along with a
panel session about environmental watering.
The update session will cover infrastructure pro-
grams, water trading, constraints management and
other aspects of Basin Plan implementation and water
Staff from the Commonwealth Environmental Water
Office and the Commonwealth Department of the
Environment will also attend to answer questions.
Meetings have also been held in Goolwa, Murray
Bridge, Shepparton and Griffith.
The Renmark update will be held tomorrow,
September 4, at the Renmark Club from 10am until
noon, followed by a panel session from 12.30pm to
These meetings are in addition to the ongoing
technical discussions the MDBA holds with various
people throughout the year.
Meanwhile, anyone who is not able to attend the
Basin Plan update is urged to attend the next Loxton
to Bookpurnong Local Action Planning (LAP) meet-
ing, which will provide a similar update with an
opportunity to provide feedback.
The meeting will be held at the Loxton Hotel on
Tuesday, October 7. For more information, call 0429
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