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by Stephanie Gropler
Marianne Sparrow bid farewell
to her beloved Loxton Primary
School last month, after 22 years of
Mrs Sparrow has been in Loxton for the
past 35 years, relocating from Adelaide
with her husband and said she was looking
forward to her retirement.
"We came to Loxton for one year for my
husband's job. It was a 12 month contract
and we decided to stay," she said.
"You just wonder where the time goes.
"I have shelves of books that I have col-
lected and have always been going to read,
so they will need reading."
Mrs Sparrow has worked in education for
most of her life and said she would "cer-
tainly" miss being in the classroom.
"I will miss the interaction with the chil-
dren," she said.
"I will also miss the lovely bunch of
staff and just that interaction with staff and
Mrs Sparrow said her decision to retire
would not sink in until the beginning of
term one at the end of the month.
"It won't feel like it (I have retired) until
school goes back next year and I don't go
back," she said.
While Mrs Sparrow has plans to travel in
coming months, she said it will be hard to
stay away from the primary school.
"I will eventually go back and listen to
reading and that sort of stuff," she said.
"I don't think it is a place you can stay
While Loxton Primary School was where
Mrs Sparrow spent most of her career, she
also worked at Loxton High School, mak-
ing her a familiar face for many.
Mrs Sparrow said she had seen "many"
changes throughout her career.
"When I first started work, we typed on
manual typewriters. We had to do about
six copies of everything because we didn't
have photocopiers," she said.
"Now we have computer rooms and
Marianne Sparrow bid farewell to the classroom last month, after 22 years of service
to Loxton Primary School.
David Vaughan and
Anne Harris have bid
farewell to Loxton
High School, after a
combined 24 years.
The teaching duo are
relocating to the Barossa
Valley and Mr Vaughan
said he was proud of his
15 years at Loxton High
"Fifteen years has been
a reasonable haul and I
have managed to achieve
a number of things," he
"Getting the technol-
ogy workshops into the
21st century, including
some CNC (computer
numerical control) equip-
ment have been major
Ms Harris has taught at
many local schools in the
past nine years, including
Loxton Primary School,
Loxton High School and
Mr Vaughan said they
were both looking for-
ward to the move.
"We are looking for-
ward to the new move,
new experiences and new
things to learn," he said.
"I will miss a number
of my colleagues I have
worked with for most of
the 15 years."
New adventure for teaching duo
Teachers Anne Harris and David Vaughan will
relocate to the Barossa after over 15 years in the
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"They (the builders) are saying by the end of the
year, they will be off the building site. So, we can
start putting people in to the servied apartments
The memory support unit is expected to be com-
pleted by the end of 2016.
Ms Goldsack said the Riverview Lutheran Rest
Home board had worked hard to get the develop-
ment to this point.
"It will be a great asset to our local community,"
she said. "The chairperson of the building com-
mittee, Anne Battams, has been instrumental in
driving this development and getting to this point
where we will now see the plans come to reality."
The development was put to tender late last year,
with South Australian business Partek winning the
contract. No local builders put in a tender for the
Ms Goldsack said the upgrades would have both
short and long term effects for locals.
"It is going to create lots of employment, not
just on the building site, but already lots of accom-
modation has been booked out and two of those
bookings are 12 month bookings," she said.
"A lot of labrourers on site will be local peo-
View to the future
Local women will again be able to access
BreastScreen SA's mobile screening unit
for free from this month.
The service will be located behind the Riverland
General Hospital, Berri until late February.
BreastScreen SA provides a free government
service for all women aged 50 to 74 years without
Local women who are eligible for screening
will receive invitations over the coming weeks
and new clients are also welcome to make a
Appointments can be made by phoning 132
050, and a doctor's referral is not required.
BreastScreen SA says the best way to detect
breast cancer early is by having a screening mam-
mogram every two years.
Screening mammograms can detect most breast
cancers, including some too small to be felt.
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