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Tyla Milich (left), Mikayla Arruzzolo, Klaudia Gregurec, Jess Walker, Matilda Bristow, Roxanne Roy and
Ebony Pierik at the Loxton High School year 12 art exhibition opening at the Terrace Gallery on Friday.
Absent: Lauran Brown, Jacinta Hogg and Taleea Morrow.
-- Emma Walter photos
Matilda Bristow's striking painting of her
mother was selected to appear in the 2015
SACE Art Show in Adelaide next year.
The talent of Loxton
High School's year 12
art and design students
is on show at the
Terrace Gallery until
The exhibition of works,
featuring paintings, draw-
ings, prints, wood burning
and an 18th century gothic
ballgown, was officially
launched on Friday night.
Each student completed
two works as part of their
SACE (South Australian
Certificate of Education).
A striking painting by
Matilda Bristow, inspired
by her mother's cancer
diagnosis, was selected to
appear in the SACE Art
Show in Adelaide.
"She inspired me in the
choice of my piece, as she
does in every aspect of my
life," Matilda said in her
"The main message is
about the determination
and suffering that occurs
correspondingly and sepa-
rately in diagnosis and
treatment. (Mum's) input
also assisted me as I found
her opinion extremely
The SACE display, held
in the Light Square Gallery,
features outstanding works
by students from across
Man recovering from Mallee fire
A local man is still
recovering in hospital
after receving burns while
fighting a fire at Caliph last
The man was flown to the Royal
Adelaide Hospital with serious
burns after he attempted to put
out a fire that ended up destroying
$240,000 worth of a barley crop.
Country Fire Service (CFS)
Chaffey Group officer Rob Ziersch
said the fire stretched over 4km of
land at Caliph and took about five
hours to control.
He said the fire was believed to
have started from a grass build up
under a ute, which caught fire.
"It started by the vehicle in a
pasture property, it jumped the
road and went through the neigh-
bour's property," he said.
"It is understood (the victim)
tried to put the ute fire out, but
sustained injuries to the arms and
face. This all happened prior to us
"It burnt 800ha of crop ready
to be reaped and about 200ha of
pasture, so that was a fairly big
Mr Ziersch said CFS brigades
from Wunkar, Halidon, Brown's
Well, Moorook, Galga and
Chaffey attended the scene.
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Ms Goode urged locals to attend
one of the community information
sessions this weekend and ensure
they are well informed before lodg-
ing their response.
"The only statement I have agreed
totally with (on the paper) is 'acces-
sible -- healthcare is timely and
appropriate and suitable services
are available within suitable dis-
tances'. I would implore all country
people to put a big yes next to that,"
Riverland, Mallee and Coorong
regional director Wayne Champion
said locals had the chance to "shape
the future" of the state's health sys-
tem by providing feedback on the
"This paper has been prepared in
partnership with the state's doctors,
nurses and midwives and allied and
scientific health staff and could lead
to the most significant transforma-
tion of health services in the state's
history," he said.
"Transforming Health will ini-
tially focus on the metropolitan
system, before seeing how we can
best apply the agreed standards for
our country hospitals."
Clinical ambassador Professor
Dorothy Keefe PSM said the 'trans-
formation' was necessary to achieve
"consistent quality outcomes for
"We must define the right level
of access required for each of the
services we provide, and review
how and where these services are
delivered," she said.
"Community feedback will
be considered with the input we
receive from our clinicians, includ-
ing doctors, nurses and midwives,
and allied and scientific health prac-
titioners, and will help to shape
South Australia's health system for
the decades ahead."
A health summit will be held
later this year, during which the
Transforming Health paper will be
State Health Minister Jack Snelling
said over 500 written responses had
been received to date.
"Ensuring the patient is at the
centre of the care we provide and
ensuring they receive the right care,
first time, has certainly been a con-
sistent message in the community's
responses," he added.
HAVE YOUR SAY
Locals are invited to
have their say on the
paper at two community
information events in Berri
The first will be held at the
Riverland General Hospital
between 10am and 2pm.
A second session will follow at
the Riverland Central Plaza from
2.30pm to 5pm.
Residents can ask questions
and provide feedback on the
People can also visit the
Consultation on the paper
closes next Friday, November
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