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Mon, Sept 15: D. Smith
Tues, Sept 16: K. Agius
Wed, Sept 17: B. Schammer
Thurs, Sept 18: K. Hampel
Fri, Sept 19: SCHOOL CLOSURE
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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 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 15
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.
CONNIE Hopper snapped this "breathtaking" sunset over the Loxton riverfront recently. She said residents were "so lucky to
have a beautiful river here", urging "all readers must check it out either at sunset or sunrise, the photos don't show its true
People can send their photographs -- along with their name and contact details -- via post to PO Box 352, Loxton 5333 or attach it in an email
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, SD cards, USBs or printed photographs can be dropped into The Loxton News' East Terrace office.
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Show trophy finds way back home
A near 100 year old
piece of Loxton Show
history will be on display
at next month's event,
following a family's
Ingle Farm resident John
Beer donated an ornate sugar
bowl to the A&H Society last
The sugar bowl was won
by Mr Beer's grandmother,
Beatrice Beer, in 1920 for
her 'collection of dried fruits'
Mr Beer said he uncovered
the bowl while undertaking
some "family research" and
cleaning out the cupboards
"What's the point in keep-
ing it in a cupboard?" he
said. "It s not far off being
100 years old, it's a bit of
history that belongs with the
show... appreciated, not hid-
"So I thought, 'why not
give it back to the show?'.
They can have it."
Mr Beer donated the bowl
on behalf of his sons Darren
A&H Society Kaylene
Nickolai said the bowl would
be on display for people to
see at next month's Loxton
Show on October 4 and 5.
Ingle Farm resident John Beer travelled to Loxton last week to
donate his family's 1920 Loxton Show trophy to A&H Society
secretary Kaylene Nickolai.
Flu case spike
South Australia has recorded its worst flu
season since 2009, with almost 5000 flu
cases reported this year.
Health Minister Jack Snelling said 50 per cent of all
flu cases had been reported in the last three weeks.
"Flu season has not only hit harder, but it also hit
later. Just this week, 1074 cases of influenza were
reported," he said.
"The 2014 figure shows there have been 4946
influenza cases reported, compared with 1978 cases
reported for the same period last year."
Mr Snelling said of these cases, 480 were males and
594 were females, with a median age of 33 years.
"Two hundred and sixty (24 per cent) notifications
were for children aged less than 10 years and 160 (15
per cent) notifications were for people aged over 65,"
he said. "It's not too late to get a flu shot. Vaccination
is still the best way to protect you and your family
against this deadly illness."
Mr Snelling said the flu vaccine is around 70 per
"Last season there was a late peak and this carried
over to summer. The same situation could occur this
summer," he said. "While the vaccination won't stop
you from getting regular coughs and colds, it will
reduce significantly your chances of getting the flu,
which is very debilitating."
SA Health distributed more flu vaccine than ever
before, with more than 368,000 doses sent to GPs and
councils, 5000 doses up on the same time last year.
Local classes keen
and green to learn
Students from Loxton and
Schools, along with other classes
from around the region will
join forces tomorrow, where
they will teach each other about
environmental issues as part of
Kids Teaching Kids week.
Local students will gather at Barmera
Primary School to educate themselves,
their classmates and their communities
about issues such as climate change,
conservation, energy, water and popula-
The 2014 Target Kids teaching Kids
week runs from September 8 to 12, with
over 13,000 Australian students partici-
pating in the event.
Experiments, performances, songs and
comedy shows are just some of the ways
they will teach each other.
The students will listen to informa-
tion reports on environmental topics,
before interactive workshops where stu-
dents will be involved in doing hands-on
Probus clubs host event
The Loxton Men's and Ladies
Probus Clubs will host a group
of 175 people from across the
Mallee, Riverland and Sunraysia
A full-day program of events has been
planned for Friendship Day, kicking off
with registrations at 9.30am and is expect-
ed to wrap-up at around 2.30pm.
Local woman 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, amongst other tunes.
The Loxton High School's Barbershop
Quartet and Loxton Men's Probus Club
Singers will also give performances.
This will be followed by a "skit" pro-
duced by members of the Loxton Ladies
The Probus Clubs' Friendship Day event
will be held on Monday, September 15, at
the Loxton Sporting Club.
Birthing kit assembly day
The Zonta Club of the
Riverland will be busy
on Sunday, assembling
over 1000 birthing
kits for women in
The kits are designed to
assist women who do not
have access to health and
Birthing kits consist of
a clean plastic sheet, soap,
gloves, gauze, scalpel blade
and clean ties and assist in
providing a clean environ-
ment to help prevent life
threatening infections. In
past years, the club assem-
bled birthing kits which
went to Uganda.
The Zonta Club of the
Riverland will hold the
birthing kit assembly day
this Sunday, September 14
at the Glossop High School
middle campus from 1pm.
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