Home' The Loxton News : September 17th 2014 Contents 6 – The Loxton News, Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It’s a sad reality these days that sporting and
community clubs are often targeted by thieves
Volunteer run and with limited funds, many
of these organisations cannot afford security
measures beyond a deadlock and some window
This, coupled with the fact that most club-
rooms are based away from nearby homes
– and thereby potential witnesses – makes them
the perfect target.
Then there is the double-edged sword sce-
nario experienced by the Loxton Squash Club.
Frustrated at repeated break-ins, club members
have been proactive about security and invested
This investment in their security has meant
that their damage bill has increased. But what
other option do they have?
This is the part where the community can help
out. Do you live in the area? Detour past the
clubrooms while driving home, walk the dog past
– keep an ear and eye out.
Crime happens. And it happens here in Loxton;
we cannot be so naïve as to think it doesn’t.
Next time you receive your Neighbourhood
Watch newsletter in the mail box or under the
front door, take the time to read it thoroughly and
On behalf of the Loxton Legacy Group
I would like to thank all the volunteer
collectors and those people who donated
towards our recent Legacy Badge Appeal.
Your generosity has helped us to raise
$3078.65 in Loxton for Legacy to keep
doing the good work that they do in
Australia each year.
Legacy does not use paid collectors or
engage in telemarketing, or collect door-to-
door to raise funds.
It relies primarily on the support and
the generosity of the public and the com-
mitment and dedication of its volunteers
to provide its services to widows and
families. Legacy’s compassionate services
assist many families nationally – mainly
In South Australia and Broken Hill sup-
port is provided to some 8500 widows and
other dependents, including 100 children
and adult disabled persons.
Our appreciation is extended to each and
every one of you.
Thank you for your gift, which means so
much to so many.
Loxton Legacy Group
Iwould like to invite Loxton News read-
ers to the Brown’s Well towns centenary
celebrations to be held on October 10-12,
Events will be held at Paruna, Meribah,
Peebinga and Alawoona over the weekend.
The book launch of Rail, Post and Water
Stories from Brown’s Well will also take
To register or for more information and
order forms please contact Deb Petch on
0448 250 368 or email (brownswelltowns@
Find us on Facebook to keep updated
TownsCelebrations). Hope to see you there.
Brown’s Well Towns Centenary
Ed: Keep an eye out for a feature
on the centenary celebrations in next
week’s Loxton News.
Through your Letters to the Editor col-
umn, I would like to appeal to the
blockies, farmers, market gardeners, home
gardeners, man cave dwellers, tinkerers,
tweakers and others to have a good look
about their sheds, workshops, scrap heaps
etcetera and see if they can find some of the
things they have built over the years.
These things may have been labour-sav-
ing devices, improvements and modifica-
tions to commercially available equipment.
In fact, anything you have made and modi-
fied to achieve a better result in what you
Throughout the years there have been a
huge amount of things that have started as
an idea made, modified, modified again,
and changed as other people may have
made comments and inputs.
This has led to a viable and often simple
tool that has made life easier and helped
overcome tasks that had too much labour
input or inconsistencies in repetition (or
simply sped up the completion of the task).
Yes indeed, many cases of improved
safety were often the result of such innova-
tion. At this year’s Riverland Field Days
there are three categories for innovations:
agriculture and horticulture, information
and technology, and home and garden.
All categories carry very good incentives
and prize money.
The agricultural and horticultural section
carries a first prize of $300, second prize of
$150 and third $50. Technology and infor-
mation $300, $150 and $50, and home and
garden $150 (first) and $50 (second).
The above prizes are awarded by the
judges and their decision is final, with no
correspondence entered into and is subject
to sufficient entries in each class. Entries
should be delivered to the site at Barmera
on Thursday (tomorrow).
Any large items are welcome as there are
unloading facilities on site. The inventions
co-ordinator for this year is Robert Gilles
(0419 970 928).
16-PAGE FIELD DAYS LIFTOUT INSIDE
The Smart State PC Donation Program
is unique opportunity for not-for-profit
community organisations to access per-
sonal computer equipment from surplus
By re-using surplus government equip-
ment by making it available to community
groups at no cost, the scheme benefits both
the community and the planet by reducing
South Australia’s ecological footprint.
Any eligible organisation can apply for a
maximum of three PCs in any given round,
and each organisation is restricted to one
application per round.
Successful organisations will receive a
hard drive, LCD monitor, keyboard, mouse
I encourage eligible organisations within
the Riverland and Mallee to apply.
For guidelines and application forms visit
the website (dpc.sa.gov.au/smart-state-pc-
donation-program) or contact 8226 2815.
Applications for the current round close
Friday, September 26.
Member for Chaffey
Lowdown on ‘super moon’
Acloser ‘super moon’ was visible last
A supermoon is when the moon is at
perigee and makes its closest approach to
the Earth during full, or new moon.
The term super moon is not a scientific
term and generally not used by astrono-
However, it has become popular within
the media and colloquial usage.
The term was not created by a scientist,
but is ‘pseudo-scientific’ coined by an
‘astrologer’ named Richard Nolle in 1979.
He arbitrarily defined it as a full or new
moon within 90 per cent of its closest
approach to the Earth. The Kaurna name is
Kakirra (Kakirramunto) when full.
The moon really doesn’t look that much
larger, but last Tuesday, September 9, it
appeared around 15 per cent larger.
The moon’s distance varies each month
between approximately 357,000km and
406,000km due to its elliptical orbit around
the Earth (distances given are centre-to-
International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace is ob-
served annually this Sunday, September
It is dedicated to world peace, specifi-
cally the absence of war and violence on
the day itself when truces are called for in
every zone of conflict.
With many armed struggles happening
today across the Middle East, Africa and
the Ukraine creating victims of all races
and religions it is especially important for
all of us to do something for peace right
The United Nations itself invites all
nations and people to honour a cessation of
hostilities during the day, and to otherwise
commemorate the day through education
and public awareness on issues related to
The Universal Declaration of Human
Rights was created as an instrument by the
United Nations to make real peace possible
by wide education of the rights, responsi-
bilities and the resulting freedoms that they
So let us each take a step towards this
goal today by learning and practising
The 30 Human Rights of the Declaration
can be seen simply in video format online
If each of us takes just one step towards
peace today, the world will be 7 billion
steps closer to peace by tonight.
What step will you take?
Youth for Human Rights Asia Pacific
letters to the editor
Letters to the editor should be brief, preferably no more than 200 words, must be
signed and include name and address for publication. A telephone number must
be included for verification. The deadline for letters is 5pm on Monday.
FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago
Thursday, September 17, 1964
Complaints by householders regarding the noise
of semi-trailers parked along Bookpurnong Terrace
to check loads, tyres and engines in early hours
of the morning, will be eliminated soon by the in-
troduction of truck parking bays on the far sides of
40 years ago
Wednesday, September 18, 1974
In a great display of football, Loxton North won
their way into their first ever A grade grand final,
with a convincing 43-point victory over Renmark at
the Berri oval on Saturday.
30 years ago
Wednesday, September 19, 1984
The township of Pata, 13km from Loxton, has
become the focus of a mini land boom, with eight
blocks of land being sold and 17 more applications
20 years ago
Wednesday, September 21, 1994
Kingston Estate Wines Ltd has received a
Telecom-SA Government Small Business of the
Year Award for a business with fewer than 30 em-
10 years ago
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Loxton North won its sixth Riverland Football
League A grade premiership on Saturday, upsetting
neighbours Loxton by 37 points in the grand final
FROM THE BIBLE...
The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect
of righteousness will be quietness and confidence
Isaiah 32:17 (NIV Bible)
the years go by...
the years go by...
by Peter and Carla Magarey
Some of the first buses at the Loxton Area School (now the primary school), in front
of Mrs Malycha’s classroom and adjacent wood shed, in the 1950s. From the 1940s,
many of the small, local-district schools began to close. In 1944, amid great fanfare,
the Minister of Education opened the Loxton Area School before a huge crowd.
Loxton Higher Primary was one of the first in SA to be declared an area school. As
each district-school closed, buses were needed to transport the students to Loxton.
Students from this era will recall that the bus stop was at the school’s Drabsch Street
entrance. Jill Bradley (nee Hall) remembers that town students were not allowed to
use this entrance, so that the bus lines could be kept orderly. The local students were
to use the Pyap Street and Sadlier Street gates. The Loxton bus service (on the left)
was operated by Snow Milich. The bus next-left was run by Fred Stanitzki (later the
Kaeslers). These and the Jaeschkes, the Westbrooks and others ran services to
Nangari, Taplan, Veitch, Wunkar and Pyap West bringing the students in to Loxton.
Hedley Milich photo
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Loxton Historical Village
President Melvin Fielke welcomed eight
members to the September meeting.
After an invitation from the Riverview Rest
Home, we are planning a visit on Tuesday,
September 23, when we will take articles
of interest for display, make damper, butter,
rope, washing with scrubbing board, etcetera.
We are again going to support the Light
A twilight mini working day is planned
for Friday, December 5, from 6pm to 9pm, in
conjunction with the Christmas lights display.
The Renmark Metropolitan Fire Service
wish to borrow some old uniforms and gear
for a display to celebrate their centenary of
Some projects currently being planned are
erecting the river tree, restoring the shop
verandah and the windmill.
A Kids’ Day Out is planned for Wendesday,
October 8, during the school holidays.
As this is a meeting day, the next meeting
will instead be held on Wednesday, October
1, at 1.30pm.
Organisations are welcome to send in meeting
reports for the Loxton & District Club News column.
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