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Tim Whetstone MP
Tim Whetstone MP
Member for Chaffey
phone: (08) 8582 4230
fax: (08) 8582 4231
PO Box 959 Berri SA 5343
A step back in time for centenary celebrations
ere were plenty of smiles and much
nostalgia at the 100th Loxton Primary School
celebrations. It was a pleasure to a end the
o cial opening of the centenary last week and
to speak with the current sta and students. I
was informed that there were more than 100
former sta members, students and family
members from across the country that had
made the journey back to Loxton for the special
occasion. I also enjoyed the chance to look
through the extensive memorabilia displays.
Riverland and Mallee shines at regional
Congratulations to the winners of the 2014
South Australian Regional Awards for the
Murraylands and Riverland region held at the
Waikerie Hotel Motel recently. It was a pleasure
to present an award on the night and to also see
the infectious enthusiasm and drive of those
acknowledged. Well done to the Riverland
Youth eatre, Glenview Poultry Farm,
Almondco Australia, Gwen Webber OAM,
919 Wines and Meg Gillespie, who all won
awards on the night. ere were also a number
of deserving nalists amongst the record 383
Excelling in language and culture
Nominations are open for the Award
for Excellence in Languages and Culture,
recognising commitment to a multicultural
Australia and a high degree of competence
in more than one language and culture.
Nominations close on Friday, 28 November
2014 and forms are available at the Cha ey
Electorate O ce in Berri. For more information
about the awards, contact the Australia Day
Council o ce on (08) 8463 5436.
Celebrating the contribution of women in
An award to acknowledge the outstanding
contribution of women in the community is
open for nominations until 5 December 2014.
Forms are available at the Cha ey Electorate
O ce in Berri. For more information about the
awards, contact the Australia Day Council o ce
on (08) 8463 5436.
Road safety a top priority
Riverland and Mallee residents are being
encouraged to apply to the Residents Win road
safety grants program which aims to support
local road safety projects in partnership with
schools, councils and community groups.
e evaluation criteria will prioritise projects
that t the following objectives: delivers road
safety outcomes, reduces tra c volumes,
reduces vehicle speeds and reduces dangerous
and inappropriate behaviour. For further
information or to submit an Expression of
Interest via the online application form visit
Regional business growth
Businesses in the Riverland and Mallee
are invited to a end Business SA's Regional
Connection event series to be held at the Loxton
Hotel from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on 12 November
2014. Business SA CEO Nigel McBride will be
present to speak of the issues and opportunities
for the regional business community. For more
information about this free event or to register
online, visit www.business-sa.com/events
Your support is requested to enable
me to work with you to continue
improving the quality of life for all in
our Loxton-Waikerie district.
When your ballot papers arrive, please
Vote 1 MALTHOUSE Margaret
Authorised by M.J. Malthouse
The inaugural Kick Up
Your Heels For The Kids
Ball was a "huge success",
raising $4000 towards two
"very worthy" causes.
Held last Saturday at the Loxton
Hotel, the fundraiser collected
$2000 for both the Loxton Pioneer
Playground and the Australian
Spinal Research Foundation.
Organiser Kylie Loxton said
around 70 people attended the
first ever ball and everyone "thor-
oughly enjoyed" the night out.
"It exceeded all my expecta-
tions," she said.
"It just goes to show what can
be achieved when the community
"The businesses in particu-
lar were amazing and really got
behind us. That support, together
with the enthusiasm from people
on the night was excellent.
Mrs Loxton said the crowd's
enthusiasm has prompted plan-
ning for another fundraiser event
to be "hopefully held in a year or
"There are so many commu-
nity projects that could benefit, so
we're definitely looking at how we
can run it again," she said.
"We're looking at ways we can
improve and build on the success
it was this year."
KICKING FUNDRAISING GOALS
Among those who attended the inaugural Kick Your Heels Up For The Kids Ball were (from left) Ilze Braddock, Natalie Bland,
Tameeka Skinner, Meegan Frost, Kim Schiller, Kate Simes, Trish Yandell and Nadine Gillett.
Fundraiser organiser Kylie Loxton (left) with Naomi
Hopper and Petra Davis at last weekend's event.
Bare facts of MS
by Emma Walter
Twelve South Australian
women, including local
Crystal Petch, are 'laying
bare' the facts about multiple
The group, The MSchievious
Bunch, features in a fundraiser
calendar, which was released in
Adelaide last weekend.
Mrs Petch said the idea arose
after discussing the benefits of sun-
shine via an online forum.
"One thing that all of the special-
ists and doctors agree on to help
with MS symptoms is vitamin D
and sometimes that's nearly twice
the amount someone else needs,"
"One way to get your vitamin D
is to take supplements, the other
is to get out in the sun -- bathers
or less, which means nude. I was
talking about it on the forum and
next thing you know, we'd planned
to do a nude photo shoot for a
"None of us are centrefold mate-
rial, but we got in there and did
it and none of it is photoshopped
-- that's us."
Mrs Petch said each month's
page featured a photograph along
with information about MS and an
insight into each of their lives.
"MS affects their lives differ-
ently," she said.
"Someone like me, I'm not
inhibited by what I can do, but for
some of these ladies it can impact
on their day-to-day lives in varied
"This calendar is a chance to
explain that; and at the same time
raise some money for support ser-
vices in SA."
To purchase a calendar, visit the
Facebook page (facebook.com/M
see Mrs Petch.
Loxton North resident Crystal Petch is one of 12 South
Australian women with multiple sclerosis (MS) who
have bared all in a fundraiser calendar.
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