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Kart titles thanks
The Loxton Kart Club has just run one
of the most successful Australian Titles
ever (October 3-5) and we, the members,
would like to take this opportunity through
The Loxton News to thank the many, many
volunteers for giving up their valuable time
or for the loan of items to run such a mas-
To all of the wonderful St John's staff,
gate admission people, sign in people, flag
wavers, gate openers, time keepers, lap scor-
ers, track waterers, track rollers, stewards,
drivers' reps, egg flippers, bacon warmers,
steak and onion cookers, drink waiters,
friendly canteen staffers, bar ladies, toilet
transporters, toilet cleaners, light tower
deliverers, engine measurers, local suppli-
ers and deliverers of magnificent canteen
tucker, all forms of media for either paper
space or air time and local business houses
in general -- thank you.
To top our weekend off we were treated
to the expertise of the Loxton Hotel staff as
they served some 370 meals at the Loxton
Community Theatre with speed and style,
who were also competently assisted by
members of the Loxton High School pre-
fect body and SRC members.
We sincerely thank you all, as you have
played an integral part in an enormously
Be proud, Loxtonites.
Members of the Loxton Kart Club
Record of Mallee life
Through The Loxton News, may we
express our appreciation and thanks
for the willing co-operation extended to us
both in preparing and finalising the book
Rail, Post and Water.
Special thanks to fellow history com-
mittee members Rob Lehmann, Di Viney,
Pauline Flavel, Jeff Henschke, Roger
Biggins and Helen Singh.
Thanks also to Jody Flavel, Deb Petch
and others on the organising committee
and to the many people from the Brown's
Well district who gave their time, photos
and memorabilia to assist in the collection
of an invaluable record of community life
in the Mallee. Carla and Peter Magarey
The committee for the Loxton Primary
School Centenary is searching for
memorabilia to display during the celebra-
tions (October 31 and November 1).
We are looking for photographs, maga-
zines, certificates, exercise books, ribbons,
report cards, school uniforms: indeed any-
thing interesting you may have and are
willing to lend us that reflects the life of the
school over the past 100 years.
If you have items from the higher pri-
mary days (1930-1944) and the area school
days (1944-1959), we would be particu-
The front office staff will welcome your
contributions at any time during school
We hope that if you were a scholar dur-
ing those early years, or know of someone
who was, you will come along and bring
any older scholars with you, particularly on
Saturday, November 1.
A roll call will follow registration at 10am
and group photographs will be taken.
We would love as many former high-
er primary and area school (and primary
school) students as possible to participate
in these activities to record their presence
on this historic day.
Come and enjoy catching up with former
teachers, students and friends.
A very enjoyable program has been
arranged for your pleasure.
Loxton Primary School Centenary Committee
Traffic, petrol prices and pride
Itotally agree with Dean Nicolson (The
Loxton News, October 15) with driv-
ers reversing out of parking bays in East
The vehicle travelling along the car-
riageway has right of way -- not the vehicle
reversing out from the kerb. Please folks
take heed before there is a catastrophe/
crash, because you will be at fault.
Also, what regulates the price of petrol
in this state?
On the television I see an RAA person
talking about 'cycles'. What cycles?
Prior to leaving Victoria, seven years ago,
the petrol price seemed to coincide with
the crude oil price of recent times that has
been going down, but not so the price of
Lastly, I'd just like to say congratula-
tions to that, as I call her, 'live wire of the
Loxton Chamber of Commerce' -- Sonya
Altschwager. Well done.
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FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago,
Thursday, October 22, 1964
The three-day seventh annual conference of the
Federation of Chambers of Commerce was held in
Loxton, with a record 21 delegates.
40 years ago
Wednesday, October 23, 1974
An investigation is to be made into the possible
extension of the town caravan park, including the
provision of a new amenities block.
30 years ago
Wednesday, October 24, 1984
The touring West Indies cricket team visited
Loxton last week and and were given an "enthusi-
astic welcome" at a packed Loxton Hotel.
20 years ago
Wednesday, October 26, 1994
State Government funding for the Loxton Library
has been reduced by four per cent following the al-
location of funds for the 1994-95 financial year.
10 years ago
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Loxton High School's $4.382 million redevelop-
ment has been officially opened.
FROM THE BIBLE...
Each of you must give as you have made up your
mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God
loves a cheerful giver.
-- 2 Corinthians 9:7 (NIV Bible)
the years go by...
by Peter and Carla Magarey
WHERE THE MALLEE MILK WENT: Local farmers who kept milking-cows as a
sideline income, separated cream and sold it to Finlayson's factory at Murray Bridge
(pictured). However, in the early-1930s, the butter, cream and cheese merchant RJ
Finlayson, built a creamery at Wanbi, on adjoining blocks at 10 Railway Terrace and
23 Hummel Street. Two men were employed full-time at the creamery. Managers
known there were Tom O'Connor and Don Coulter. The Wanbi depot made life easier
for local producers. They either took their cream direct by road to Wanbi, or sent
their cream cans by rail consignment from their local siding. Since Finlayson's only
manufactured butter and cheese at Murray Bridge, the cream was tested and bulked
at Wanbi then dispatched by road several times a week to their factory. When the
Wanbi creamery closed, perhaps in the late 1950s, the farmers again needed to send
their cream in cans direct by rail to Murray Bridge. In the 1960s, dairying became a
more Government-regulated industry and it was no longer viable for Mallee-farmers to
-- Perc Munchenberg photo
Loxton Legacy Widows
The Loxton Legacy Widow’s Club will hold
a meeting at the Loxton RSL Hall on Monday,
October 27, from 10.30am.
Members are encouraged to bring a rock to
show and tell, while a picnic lunch will follow.
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Solution to No. 618
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8. Establish by law
11. Stops eating
23. Signs up
33. 8th Greek letter
2. Make happy
3. Vein of ore
5. Money machines
13. Mental pain
15. Boy's name
16. No longer is
19. Assumed names
20. Aged 13-19
21. Government impost
22. Definite article
28. Tamed animals
30. Lovers' quarrel
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