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Natural Resources South Australian
Murray-Darling Basin invites interested
community members to take part in bird
monitoring surveys at wetlands between
Loxton and Murray Bridge, and Noora and
Date: 6 - 7 December and 13 - 14 December
Cost: These events are FREE
To register or for further information
Southern Birding Services on mobile phone:
0409 763 172 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling
Basin Natural Resources Management Board, through funding
from the Australian Government.
Berri clan lab
Four men and a woman were arrested
for manufacturing drugs in a clan lab in
Berri on Sunday.
Just before 6pm, police allegedly located
chemicals and other items associated with manu-
facturing drugs within a Berri home.
Drug and Organised Crime Task Force mem-
bers attended the scene to safely dismantle the
Four men aged 26, 38, 41 and 42, and a 46-
year-old woman, all from Berri, were charged.
The 41 and 42-year-old were remanded in
custody to appear again in the Berri Magistrates
Court on December 11.
The remaining offenders have been bailed to
appear in the court on February 10.
Colbey’s hair-raising fundraiser
Loxton’s Colbey Lueth will
look a bit different in his family
Christmas photos this year, with
the youngster vowing to shave
his head to raise awareness for
The 15-year-old is now busy fund-
raising before his shave on Thursday,
December 18, and said he was looking
forward to the event.
“I am excited at the moment. But, it
will probably turn into nerves,” he said.
“It is definitely for a good cause.”
Colbey is aiming to raise $1000,
with his fundraising mission dedicated
to the memory of Hayden and Lisa,
who were both lost to lymphoma.
Lymphoma is the fifth most com-
mon form of cancer in adults and the
third in children, with an Australian
diagnosed every two hours.
Colbey has always had longer hair
and said his friends were originally
going to cut his hair before he realised
it would be a way to fundraise.
Local hairdresser Sophie Butson
will complete the shave, which will
take place at Loxton Woolworths at
12pm next Thursday.
In addition, there were will be a sau-
sage sizzle, with the event beginning
For more information, or to donate,
visit the website (lymphomatribute.
Loxton’s Colbey Lueth will shave his head to raise
awareness for Lymphoma next week.
After nearly a decade,
Loxton North Kindergarten
director Joy Klein will
farewell the centre this
Mrs Klein has taught at the
Loxton North Kindergarten for
the past eight years and said the
time had gone “very fast”.
“It has been a huge, continual
learning curve in the role here,”
“It has been a privilege to
work with Loxton North chil-
dren, families and staff.”
Mrs Klein has been com-
muting between Adelaide and
the Riverland for the past six
months, after her husband
Pastor Tim Klein took on his
new role at the Lutheran Church
“I wanted to see this year’s
group of kindy children go
through into school and con-
tinue some projects that are
under way,” she said.
“It is going to be really hard
“I leave with mixed feelings.
I am very sad to leave the fami-
lies and staff. But, at the same
time, looking forward living
home full time.”
Mrs Klein said there were a
number of achievements that
she felt most proud of during
her time at the kindergarten.
“I am particularly proud
of the links with the Loxton
North Primary School and the
excellent transition processes
we have developed from play-
group, to kindergarten and to
school,” she said.
“As a kindy team, we have
built relationships with play-
group families and by provid-
ing a really good pre-entry
program, the kindergarten
year for 2015 is looking really
Mrs Klein said she would
miss the community feel of
“I’ve seen a lot of children
come through and have enjoyed
the continued contact through
their schooling,” she said.
“My passion is working with
families, supporting them in
the education and well-being of
Mrs Klein will take up a
position at Coorara Preschool
in Morphett Vale.
Loxton North Kindergarten
director Joy Klein will bid farewell
to her beloved classroom at the
end of the term. She is pictured
with students Adam Finch and
Jayda Rosenberg, both 4.
GOOD WILL: Ashley Coombe (centre) replanted
a tree along Sophie Edington Drive, after realising
the original he planted in 2010 had died. Ashley
and his father, Greg, organised a replacement
tree and planted it recently. Ashley is pictured
with locals Don Koch (left) and Grant Roberts.
Local students were given a
first-hand insight into Federal
Parliament when they visited
the nation’s capital last week.
Over 120 students, teachers
and parents from Loxton Primary
School, St Albert’s Catholic School,
Moorook Primary School, Loxton
North Primary School and Loxton
Lutheran School spent six days in
Canberra, as part of a long-running
One of those days was spent tour-
ing Parliament House and learning
Member for Barker Tony Pasin met
with the students to discuss his role
in the Federal Parliament.
“I was particularly pleased to
recount to the students the story of
my own school trip to Canberra and
Parliament House in 1989,” he said,
“highlighting that they too could
one day be given the privilege of
representing Barker in the national
Member for Barker Tony Pasin with local primary school students on their
recent visit to Parliament House in Canberra.
Students cross the floor
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