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East Terrace drivers
The old chestnut of backing out into on-
coming traffic on East Terrace has raised
my Ire again.
This occurred on Tuesday, October 7,
when a black Holden sedan backed out with-
out a care in the world.
This caused a car travelling down East
Terrace to swerve drastically to avoid plough-
ing into the back of the reversing vehicle.
I remind all Loxton drivers, as I did in
March, 2009, that it is an offence to back
into oncoming traffic as this traffic has the
right of way.
The other thing that is causing me concern
is the number of inconsiderate drivers that
think it is possible to concentrate whilst talk-
ing on a mobile phone.
I am sure that the boys and girls in blue,
-- sorry, black -- would like to have a talk to
you regarding the danger that you are putting
other road users in.
There was a great sense of community
and 'belonging' at the Brown's Well
Centenary of Towns celebration on the
It was just so evident with those inter-
viewed on the Saturday night.
A pity, then, that such a sense of pride and
'belonging' isn't shared by all in Brown's
Well's northern hub, Loxton.
I can almost excuse someone being stupid
when drunk -- almost.
I cannot excuse stupidity for its own sake.
Vandalism over last weekend included
damage to the popular foot bridge near
the new riverfront dam and the senseless
breaking of 19 plant signs at the adjacent
Perhaps it's linked to school holidays.
Is it over-indulged kids, neglected kids or
In my experience, the vandals will not be
able to resist boasting of their deeds, so I ask
the overwhelming majority with a sense of
community and pride in our town to 'listen
I personally derive significant pleasure
from being active around the new dam pre-
cinct, so am doubly cheesed off.
The Loxton and Districts Health Advisory
Council would like to give a huge thank
you to the Loxton Hotel for its generosity
in organising and promoting the Laneway
Live Festival to benefit the Loxton Hospital
The event on Saturday, October 11, was
exciting, great fun, and had a really good
vibe as a community event supporting a
We are grateful to all the performers who
made the festival such a success, to the vol-
unteers and hotel staff who kept it running
like clockwork, and to the patrons for sup-
porting the event.
The Hospital Complex is very fortunate to
be so well supported by the community.
Loxton and Districts HAC
Through The Loxton News, I wish to say a
big thank you to the hardworking commit-
tee of the Mantung Centenary Celebrations.
As a former resident, I was thrilled to
return and renew friendships and be part of
the very happy occasion. There were people
there who I had not seen in 65 years.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks.
We write this as a thank you and con-
gratulations to the Mantung committee
who put together the huge weekend celebrat-
ing past history in the area via photos of past
and present residents and relatives of both.
There were photos and stories of World
War I and II veterans, railway workers,
shopkeepers, schools and teachers, church
congregations, farmers, families and many
others who made up the railway towns
surrounding Mantung, namely Mercunda,
Maggea, Galga and the historic settlement
of Eastern Well.
There were plaques made and places at
areas of interest for future populations.
The crowd was fantastic and we are sure
also enjoyed the festivities, catching up with
relatives and friends locally and as far away
as Queensland, Western Australia, Northern
Territory and Tasmania to name a few.
Grant and Janice Thiele
(nee Teakle and McConnell)
Congratulations to all the organisers
of the Brown's Well Centenary of Towns
Celebration held last weekend.
Very well done.
I am sure the whole event was enjoyed by
all who attended and the years of organisa-
tion came together like clockwork.
I was impressed with the event at Peebinga,
where the Lehmanns have been landholders
for the past 91 years.
Butchers Soak had been a lifeblood to
early settlers and it was fitting that the event
was held in its precincts.
Saturday night's dinner was a feat in itself
-- the task of feeding 500 people was com-
pleted very professionally.
The interviews were amusing and informa-
Bette Woodberry (nee Lehmann)
Iam truly blessed, privileged and lucky to be
involved with St Albert's Catholic School.
At the show today (Sunday, October 5) two
of 'our' boys came up to say hello, one telling
me of what he had been doing, plus what the
family intends to do.
In the pavilion I met another boy. He no
longer attends our school, but he wanted me
to meet his grandfather and see his exhibit
How lucky can one person be?
Thanks again Raelene Edwards. Lou Hunt
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FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago,
Thursday, October 15, 1964
With perfect weather prevailing following a
weekend of rain and thunderstorms, a record
crowd of 9000 people attended the 45th annual
Loxton Show at the oval on Monday.
40 years ago
Wednesday, October 16, 1974
A tender will be decided early this month for
building of the proposed joint school-community
hall at the Loxton High School.
30 years ago
Wednesday, October 17, 1984
Over 1000 people attended the Back to Meribah
reunion celebrations last week.
20 years ago
Wednesday, October 19, 1994
Finishing touches are being put on the first group
of retirement units in Peter Jackson Court, adjacent
to the Loxton Hospital.
10 years ago
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
The Riverland remains a safe Liberal electorate,
after Patrick Secker was comfortably re-elected to
the seat of Barker at Saturday's federal election.
FROM THE BIBLE...
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he
shares his food with the poor.
-- Proverbs 22:9 (NIV Bible)
the years go by...
by Peter and Carla Magarey
manufactured in the
early 1900s, was a
development of the first
invented by renowned
US inventor, Thomas
Edison in 1877. His
invention allowed both
the recording of, and the
of records. This unit
belonged to the late
Harold Zacher's father,
Auggie, from Taplan.
Auggie bought it for
family entertainment in
1925. It played cardboard
and wax cylindrical
records and was a good
source of music in a
world which previously
could only listen to live
music, except for such
devices as pianolas -- a
hand or pedal-cranked
piano that played tunes
recorded on a paper
scroll. More modern
versions of the record
player used vinyl discs.
The phonograph and
record players were
today's equivalent of the
tape-recorder and later,
the CD and DVD player.
The Edison system was
operated by a clockwork
mechanism 'wound up'
with a crank-handle. The
Zacher machine was one
of only two in Taplan.
In times past, Harold
displayed it at the Loxton
Historical Village where
it proved an interesting
drawcard to visitors. The
phonograph is still used
occasionally by Harold's
-- Zacher family photo
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23. Boy's name
31. Tree type
34. Danger signal
37. Broad brimmed
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3. Small sofa
4. Poet's black
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6. Go away
7. Fine glass
12. Purgative leaves
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15. Male honey-bee
26. Animal life
29. Has a conversation
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32. Coal mines
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