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WENDY Thicthener took this photograph of a "lovely, peaceful morning" at the Moorook riverfront recently.
FOR EXPERT CAR SERVICE ON
ALL MAKES AND MODELS
Bookpurnong Road, Loxton
Phone 8584 6124
Until Friday, November 14
Art work from Loxton High School's year 12
students will be housed at the Loxton Terrace
Gallery until November 14. Opening hours are
9am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm on Saturdays
and 10am-4pm on Sundays.
Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from
11am until noon and 2pm until 3pm. Gold coin
donation. For more information call 8584 7823.
Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from
7pm until 8pm. Gold coin donation. For more
information call 8584 7823.
Charity For All Bingo at the Loxton Club. Eyes
down at 7.30pm. For more info call 8584 7353.
Saturday, November 15
Starlight Dinner fundraiser for Loxton Mardi
Gras Ambassador Entrant Sophie Buston at
the Loxton Sporting Club. Tickets are $35 and
can be purchased at Jarahs Hair or the Loxton
Rotary Op Shop.
Sunday, November 16
A musical titled 'A Carnival Of Animals' will be
held in St Albert's Church Hall at 2.30pm. For
more information, call 8584 4602.
Saturday, November 22
Loxton Art Group will hold a showcase and art
sale at 12 Colin Street, Loxton, from 9am to 3pm.
All welcome. For more information, call 8584
Diary Dates is a free service and is not to be used
for advertising committee meetings or group agms
Mighty river flotilla
Over 40 boats will arrive in
Loxton on Monday, as part of
the eighth West End Mighty
This year's event, which is the
major annual fundraiser for Novita
Children's Services, will begin in
Renmark on Sunday before finish-
ing up in Murray Bridge.
Novita Children's Services chief
executive officer Glenn Rappensberg
said the target for this year's river
run is over $300,000.
"We hope to achieve this through
the amazing fundraising efforts of
the crews who are taking part in the
event, as well as through the gener-
osity and support of our corporate
sponsors and the local Riverland
communities," he said.
"Since the first River Run seven
years ago, more than $750,000 has
"If we achieve this year's goal,
the event will exceed $1 million,
which helps Novita deliver our life
changing services to children right
across our state," he said.
Novita is South Australia's larg-
est children's services organisation,
providing child development, reha-
bilitation, and disability services to
more than 2000 South Australian
children and young people living
with a disability or other special
The river run is expected to arrive
at the Loxton Riverfront Holiday
Park at 4pm on Monday, before
dinner at the Loxton Historical
The group will then depart Loxton
on Tuesday morning, heading down-
stream to Kingston-on-Murray and
Waikerie and will finish in Murray
Bridge on Friday, November 21.
Australian football legend, former
local and Mighty River Run partici-
pant Russell Ebert said the 455km
route would test all the crews.
"But, seeing the looks on the
faces of the children as we arrive
on the final day, and the enthusi-
asm of the crews as they meet the
youngsters, that makes it all worth
it," he added.
Local hairdresser Sophie Butson took
out bronze in the Australian Young Talent
category at the Wella Trend Vision awards in
Miss Butson was announced as a finalist in August,
after being short-listed from over 350 entrants.
"It is almost unbelievable because I was in the under
30s category. I was the youngest and the only appren-
tice, which is amazing," she said.
The Jarahs Hair employee was required to submit a
photograph of her work following the 'urban native'
Once short-listed, Miss Butson was then required
to recreate her original image in front of judges in
Melbourne and discuss with them her concept and
"Just the experience of not being in your comfort
zone was amazing. It was surreal," she said.
Miss Butson said she got "quite a surprise" when
it was announced she had won the bronze award for
"Mine was so different to everyone in my category,"
"I love urban native. I love soft and pretty and
Sophie's work was judged on more than the hair-
style, with make-up and the outfit also taken into
Loxton High School student Megan Thiele was
Miss Butson's model for the competition, which saw
her use basket weaves and contrasting colours to win
the bronze award.
"Colour and styling is what makes sense to me,"
Local hairdresser Sophie Buston was awarded
third place for her entry in the Australian Young
Talent category at the Wella Trend Vision awards
in Melbourne recently. Miss Butson used local
Megan Thiele as her model for the creation.
The Moorook riverfront
is ready to rock again this
weekend, with the popular
Riverstock returning for
The 2014 event will be held over
three days, starting from Friday,
and will see 20 live bands take to
This year, the music festival will
boast two headline acts, along with
a range of new activities.
Legendary Aussie rocker Swanee
is returning to Riverstock this year
with his own band and will use the
three-day festival to promote his
new album and play some of his
In addition, Riverland songbird
Kelly Menhennett is also perform-
ing at this year's event, again being
held on the banks of the River
Murray at Moorook.
Riverstock 2014 will comprise
"three days of non-stop music", said
event spokesperson Trevor Norton.
"There's something about
Riverstock that makes it stand out
from other events," Mr Norton said.
"It started seven years ago as
a tribute to the iconic Woodstock
festival -- held in the USA in 1969
-- and has quickly grown into a mas-
sive weekend of quality, affordable
This year will see the addition of
a market day on Sunday, along with
a continuous raffle over the week-
end and new layout of the site.
"Part of the appeal is that
Riverstock offers it all, from Friday
night in the spirit of Woodstock, to
Saturday's gentle build-up to the
event's big night, to the ambience
of the family-friendly Sunday," Mr
"I think the setting has a lot to do
with it too. The backdrop of the riv-
er and the general vibe of it -- that's
what people tend to talk about.
"And the price of only $30 for an
entire weekend pass, daily tickets
are available too -- all three days.
To have that much music for that
period of time is something you
don't often see.
"Plus the quality of the music just
escalates every year."
Dexter Levi, son of Tori Wundenberg and
Steven Braun, of Loxton, was born at the
Loxton Hospital Complex on November 2.
Have your baby photographed by The Loxton
News. Phone 8584 7271 or email a photo to
Riverstock bigger and better
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