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Vote 1 MALTHOUSE Margaret
Authorised by M.J. Malthouse
Extensive contact across the whole district through
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I continue to work for:
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Re-elect Trevor "Nobby" Norton
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PO Box 8, Kingston-On-Murray SA 5331
LOXTON WAIKERIE COUNCIL ELECTION
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Authorised by: Kym Webber, 47 Holder Bottom Road,
WAIKERIE, SA, 5330
JANICE Burchell snapped this photograph of a "duck creche" in Loxton's East Terrace. The image was captured at the
beginning of October and shows 24 ducklings having a ball on the lawns in front of the Loxton Hotel.
Tyson Allan, son of Shane Lange and Taryn
Voigt, of Loxton, was born at the Riverland
General Hospital on October 7.
Ivy Danneel, daughter of Kathleen and
Daniel Obst, of Loxton, was born at the
Loxton Hospital Complex on October 22. A
little sister for Quinn, 1, and Lucas, 2.
Couple wed at St Peter's Church
Lydia Grosser married John
deCaux in a ceremony at St
Peter's Lutheran Church, in
Loxton, on October 4.
The bride is the daughter of Sharon
and Peter Grosser, of Winkie, while the
groom's parents are Loxton North couple
Tricia and Mark deCaux.
The maid of honour was Lauren Penno,
while the bridesmaids were Leanne
Dreyer, Tiffany deCaux and Sarah Klein.
Samuel Skewes was the best man and
Ben Hampel, Edmond Grosser and Samuel
Taylor were groomsmen.
The junior bridesmaid was Olivia
Grosser and Thomas Murray was
The ceremony was conducted by Rev
Mark Hansen and was followed by a
reception held at the Renmark Club.
The couple enjoyed a brief honeymoon
in the Barossa Valley and currently reside
-- Vardaro Studio photo
Loxton Gum Tree s milestone celebrations
The Loxton Gum Tree
will celebrate its 30th
birthday next week and
locals are being urged to
head along and celebrate
Founding committee mem-
ber Lillian Mattner said the
event would be celebrated
with a barbecue, followed by
indoor cricket presentations on
"Former committee members,
parents and interested persons
are invited to share this mile-
stone with us," she said.
The group was founded in
1984 when a group of local
residents met to discuss the
idea of forming a social club
for teenagers and adults with an
Mrs Mattner said a public
meeting was held to gauge sup-
port from the community, with
many involved in the disability
sector noting that there was a
gap for organised and social
"The response was over-
whelmingly positive and the
Loxton Gum Tree officially
began in October 1984 with a
small, but dedicated group of
volunteers, excited participants,
happy parents and strong com-
munity support," she said.
Mrs Mattner said the Loxton
Gum Tree was so successful
that a Berri branch began in
"Thirty years on, both the
gum tree groups are still run-
ning with a range of activities,"
"Gum Tree groups combine
for a monthly disco or dance
party, where the participants
from Waikerie, Loxton, Berri
and Renmark dance to their
The Loxton Gum Tree also
runs an indoor cricket season on
alternate Thursday nights from
May through to September.
"This has allowed players
with a disability who can't play
mainstream sport to enjoy a
sporting experience," she said.
"Our volunteer coaches,
umpires and scorers for indoor
cricket have been exceptional in
their dedication over decades."
Other social activities over
the years have included indoor
games nights and bingo, kara-
oke singing afternoons, birth-
day and Christmas celebrations,
card making and fishing.
The Loxton Gum Tree will
hold its birthday celebrations
on Friday, October 31, from
6pm to 8.30pm at the Loxton
Uniting Church Hall.
Floral art blooms at gallery
The Terrace Gallery has taken on a floral theme for
the Renmark Rose Festival this month.
The Flora-Art Exhibition was organised to give
locals and visitors something else to look at whilst
in Loxton checking out the open gardens.
The display is open 9am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm
Saturdays and 10am-4pm Sundays.
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