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Members of the Christmas Lights
Committee are aware that many resi-
dents living outside of the regular Christmas
Lights tour route prepare brilliant Christmas
We would like to hear from those of
you who would love to share your display
with others who take delight in viewing
Christmas lights displays.
Our aim is to prepare a list of such dis-
plays, which will be printed in The Loxton
News (and made available at other sites) in
the weeks leading up to Christmas.
If you wish to have your property includ-
ed, please provide your details to The Loxton
News via email (email@example.com.
au), calling 8584 7271 or visiting the office.
We thank you for making the effort to sup-
port our Loxton Christmas Lights Festival.
Loxton Christmas Lights Committee
LIST YOUR LIGHT SHOW: PAGE 5
Family’s centenary thanks
On behalf of my grandfather’s (Bert
Reimann) descendants, we feel we owe
our gratitude to all who helped to make our
centenary memorial celebrations a special
and meaningful occasion.
Grandpa Bert’s three brothers lost their
lives as a result of an out of control major
bushfire near Moonah Bore on October 29,
Our thanks go to the District Council of
Loxton Waikerie for its willing response
to our requests to bring a very neglected
Meribah Cemetery up to a tidy, accessible
level of repair.
Peter and Carla Magarey – thank you for
your interest and research into our families
story. Your great new book Post, Rail and
Water gives a detailed account of this trag-
We hope the Magareys are treasured by
all the community. Without these dedicated
people and their zeal to preserve history
for us and for future generations, our lives
would be hollow and without real meaning
It has been said, to appreciate who and
where we are, we need to know where we
have come from.
An evil act
Iwould like to thank Vicki Kokotis and
family and Emma Walter from The Loxton
News for the story ‘Pet poisoning claims’
A few weeks ago, I spoke to Vicki and
when she told me the shocking pain their
beloved cat went through, I was sickened
The part that really haunted me was that
the cat was bleeding from its eyes.
To have so many cats and dogs allegedly
poisoned in the same area is disturbing.
We really needed to let the public know
what was happening. Next time it could be
No animal – rabbit, fox, cat or dog, should
have to die such a slow, agonising death.
What an evil act.
What these people don’t realise is that if
an animal is poisoned and left to die, ani-
mals could eat from the dead animal and
they in turn will die.
What amazes me is that you would think
bird lovers would put a stop to this instead
of worrying about a few ducks and pelicans
Also we have just heard that another little
dog has died from what appears to be poi-
soning in the same area. If anybody knows
something, please report it.
Climate change action
Only a short time ago, Australia was
leading the way in the world when it
came to addressing the reduction of carbon
Now we are being left behind and giving
other countries excuses to do nothing.
I feel extremely let down and embarrassed
by the backward approach from our politi-
cians on this critical issue.
Here in South Australia’s arid conditions,
the two most important challenges we face,
are climate change, and water security, and
they are both intrinsically linked.
If climate change is not addressed, it will
cost us dearly, economically, socially and
I wonder what the personal views of our
politicians are. Do they care about the young
people in their lives and the legacy they are
We need leadership from our politicians,
so that we can build on our clean energy
technologies, and we require a price on car-
bon. It is the only way forward.
The liberal party may have won the previ-
ous federal election based on axing a tax,
but I predict that the next federal party to
be elected will win because of what they
are doing to protect ours and our children’s
future. I urge them to put climate change on
It is firmly on mine – #OnMyAgenda
Good Hope Landing
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From our Files
50 years ago,
Thursday, November 26, 1964
The public are advised that as of Sunday, the
Kingston-on-Murray ferry will be closed to traffic
due to water across the road between the ferry
and Cobdogla and soft edges are a danger to
motorists. The Berri to Loxton Road was closed to
traffic because of flood waters earlier this week.
Loxton North White A grade batsman, Leith
McDonald, batted brilliantly to score 218 not out
40 years ago
Wednesday, November 20, 1974
Open days held at the Loxton Research Centre
on Sunday and Monday were hailed a huge suc-
cess, with an attendance of about 4500 people.
At Loxton, 514mm of rain has been recorded
for the year until the end of October, which is only
2mm less than the highest recording in 1973.
30 years ago
Wednesday, November 21, 1984
A site adjacent to the Loxton Historical Village is
under consideration as the preferred location for a
new proposed caravan park.
Work has commenced on replacing the Loxton
Hospital rainwater storage and reticulation.
20 years ago
Wednesday, November 23, 1994
Loxton North Blue is the pacesetter in Loxton
District Tennis this season, with five wins from its
The Loxton Council is meeting with representa-
tives from the EWS Department on Friday to dis-
cuss the sub-division of land at Loxton West.
10 years ago
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Loxton’s SA Ambulance service has a new
vehicle, with a Mercedes Sprinter 316 recently
arriving in town.
Over 230 hay bales were destroyed after a fire
burnt out of control at Taplan.
From The BiBle...
A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word
stirs up anger.
– Proverbs 15:1 (NIV Bible)
the years go by...
by Peter and Carla Magarey
Memories of milking cows, milk cans
and of separating the cream from
the milk, linger with Mim Thompson
(nee Hondow). She remembers the
wash house with its milk separator. It
was standing on the stump of an old
tree and made of metal, green with
gold writing. On top sat a large bowl.
Buckets of milk straight from the cow
shed were tipped in. Away we went,
turning the handle with a bell that
would ding to get your speed just right
too slow made the cream too thin.
The milk went through dozens of cups
and the cream separated. Two spouts
came from a smaller bowl – one for
the cream, one for the skimmed milk,
which was fed to the pigs and calves.
The worst job was washing the
separator with all those cups (patty
pans) and rinsing with scalding hot
water. And we did this twice a day.
The cream was poured into 10 gallon
(45L) cans and taken to the railway
station for delivery to the Murray
Bridge butter factory. The empty cans
came back on the next train.
– Dayman family photo
Loxton Historical Village
President Melvin Fielke welcomed 11 members
to the November meeting.
Plans are under way for a twilight mini alive
day at The Village on Saturday, December 6, from
6-9pm. A grant is being applied for, for 10 more
interpretation sites on buildings.
Quotes have been sourced for several jobs:
erecting the river tree, re-roofing the black stone
engine shed, re-cementing the shop/entrance
verandah and repairing the windmill.
Framed photos of the pie cart were presented
when it was working in East Terrace, its condi-
tion when the friends found it, and after it was
Loxton Senior Citizens
On Tuesday, November 11, the late secretary,
Pam Fife, was recognised for her contribution
to the club. Pam’s daughter, Belinda Schultz was
presented with her mother’s life membership
badge and certificate.
Pam was secretary for the past seven years
and in this time performed many duties. As
well as the many usual secretarial tasks, Pam
was also in charge of catering for monthly
lunches, organising special events, entertaining
and bus trips.
Important dates to remember: November
25 – children from Loxton Pre-School Centre
visit; December 2 – Christmas party; December
12 – Bus tour of Loxton lights; December 16
– Christmas lunch at Loxton Hotel. This con-
cludes the activities for the year. The first social
day for 2015 will be Tuesday, January 13.
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Solution to No. 622
1. Coffee farms
8. Strips of wood
10. Lock of hair
16. Do away with
18. Land holding
19. And others (2,2)
24. Portable icebox
27. Animal groups
30. Ayers Rock
31. Like sheep
1. Ski slope
2.Be of use
4. Fork prong
5. Electrical units
11. Change course of
14. Bingo-like game
16. Have a hunch
17. In a frenzy
22. Short outing
23. Tied up
26. Throw in the towel
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