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FOUR-year-old Chase Walker caught this 10kg carp while fishing
with his family in Loxton recently. Chase needed some help to reel
in the “stinking” carp and took the fish home, where it was put to
good use in the family’s vegetable garden.
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.
Macy Eleanor, daughter of Jennifer and Daniel
McCullough, of Loxton, was born at the Loxton
Hospital Complex on September 16.
Abel Jaymes, son of Shaylee Power and
Kayne Adams, of Loxton, was born at the
Loxton Hospital Complex on September 16. A
little brother for Aleirah, 7, and Thaine, 8.
Ryder William, son of Corin Wilkinson and
Ash Smith, of Loxton, was born at the Loxton
Hospital Complex on September 29.
Lilliana Violet, daughter of Stephanie and
Brad Semmler, of Loxton North, was born at
the Loxton Hospital Complex on September
29. A little sister for Eloise, 2, Amelia, 4, and
by Emma Walter
Locals are being urged to kick up their
heels this month and help raise funds for the
two “worthy” causes.
The inaugural Kick Your Heels Up For The Kids
night will be held on October 25, with proceeds going
to the Loxton Pioneer Playground and the Australian
Spinal Research Foundation.
The event is the brainchild of local woman Kylie
Loxton, who said she set out to organise the fundraiser
as a “personal challenge”.
“There aren’t many opportunities to get ‘dressed to
the nines’, so the idea was to create a date on the cal-
endar that people can look forward to,” she said.
“If people come along, dress up, kick back and relax
while at the same time helping to raise some money,
it’s a win-win situation isn’t it. The playground is long
overdue and a very worthy local cause to support,
while spinal health is something that doesn’t get as
much recognition as it should.”
The three course dinner, to be held at the Loxton
Hotel, will include a photo booth, auction and live
There will also be a cryptic quiz held throughout the
night for each table of guests to work on.
“If this kicks off well, it’d be great to do it on an
annual or biennial basis,” Mrs Loxton added.
Tickets, at $80 per person, are available from
They must be paid for and collected by this Friday.
Anyone wishing to donate goods and services for
the auction can call 8584 7011.
Event organiser Kylie Loxton is urging locals to
attend the inaugural Kick Your Heels Up For The
Riverview Rest Home residents watch on as Historical Village volunteers (from left) Lance Pech, Anton Thiele, Melvin Fielke and
Merv Gladigau give a rope making demonstration. BELOW: Residents give Mr Pech’s handmade rope their seal of approval.
RiverviewRest Home residents
took a trip down memory lane
Around 20 people gathered outside
the front of the Luther Road aged
home to share their memories and
stories with visiting Loxton Historical
The visit was part of the home’s
‘history ain’t boring’ month, which
saw residents try their hand at making
They were also shown demonstra-
tions of rope making and hand wash-
ing and were treated to a few poems
recited by Melvin Fielke.
The restored Denis truck was
brought along, as was the Village’s
mini penny farthing bike, which was
ridden by Lance Pech.
Local’s scam warning
A Loxton resident has
warned the community
about a new scam, after
he was targeted by a caller
Steven Doecke said he was
called by someone claiming to be
from the Federal Government.
The caller said banks were over-
charging for transaction fees and
he would be backpaid to cover the
They then said Mr Doecke would
need to send a Greater Western
Union money cheque for $194 to
cover administration costs.
Mr Doecke promptly reported
the call to police as a scam. He
hopes his experience “warns locals
to watch out” and that “people
shouldn’t fall for it”.
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