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Community cash splash
and projects will share in
$15,800 worth of funding
as part of the latest round
of the Loxton Waikerie
The nineteenth round of the
program saw nine successful
bids from the 13 applications
The Loxton CWA's request
for $3000 was one of the big
'winners', with the funds allo-
cated towards modifying the
Kokoda Terrace hall's toilets
for disabled access.
The Wunkar Football Club's
kitchen upgrade project was
awarded $2000, while the
Loxton Squash Club received
$1700 for a new security door
and the Loxton RSL is one step
closer to a new wireless PA
system thanks to $600.
"Although council had allo-
cated $15,800 for this round
of grants, applications were
received for a combined request
total of almost $30,000," said
a Loxton Waikerie Council
"After careful consideration,
council allocated its funds based
on the funding criteria and indi-
vidual merits of each request,
addressing priority community
Active Kiddies (play equipment)
$2000, Apex Club of Waikerie
(Waikerie Community Shed com-
mon room) $2000, Loxton CWA
(modify toilets for disability access)
$3000, Loxton RSL (wireless PA
system) $600, Loxton Squash Club
(security door) $1700, Waikerie
Amateur Basketball Association (up-
skilling resources) $1500, Waikerie
Netball Club (netball patches) $900,
Waikerie Rowing Club (new racing
boat) $2000, Wunkar Football Club
(kitchen upgrade) $2000.
On the ball
A local basketballer
has been given a
helping hand in his
Jesse Will received $100
from the Loxton Waikerie
The money is allocated
from the council's Youth
Sport and Cultural
Village's musical visitors
Loxton's Historical Village
will host some musical guests
tomorrow as the SA State Youth
Brass Band comes to town.
The band will rehearse at the muse-
um on Thursday from 10am as part of
its 2015 Riverland tour.
People are encouraged to come along
and listen to the performance and look
at the Village exhibits.
The brass band will be performing
over three days at venues across the
Riverland, with The Village being its
first stop during the Riverland tour.
Colbey loses his locks
More than 40 people turned out to
watch local youngster Colbey Lueth
have his head shaved.
The 15-year-old raised over $1500 for
Lymphoma Australia last month, with hairdresser
Sophie Butson shaving off Colbey's locks.
"I just really wanted to do it. It is definitely for
a good cause," he said.
Colbey's original aim was to raise $1000, with
his mission dedicated to the memory of Hayden
and Lisa, who were both lost to lymphoma.
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.
To donate, visit the website (lymphomatribute.
Colbey Lueth braves the shave last month.
More than 40 people
gathered to mark a
moment in Mallee
history at Butchers
Soak last month.
A time capsule was laid
at the site on December 28
-- 100 years since the first
train service started on the
Peebinga railway line.
Organiser Rob Lehmann
said present residents
attended, while former
locals travelled from
across the state for the
"Despite the warm day,
a Butchers Soak picnic
lunch was well attended
as old connections were
made between different
families," he said.
Dianne Viney (nee
Nordhausen), a former
resident, laid the capsule
at the base of a memo-
rial obelisk, which was
unveiled at the Brown's
Well Towns Centenary
celebrations two months
It was sealed using
The capsule to be raised
in 25 years on December
Time capsule 'conver-
sion packs' were presented
to youngsters with family
ties to the area.
The packs ensure that
the contained DVD and
usb information can be
accessed in future years.
Mallee rail centenary
LEFT: Former resident Dianne Viney (nee Nordhausen) lays the time capsule in the ground during last month's centenary
celebrations at Butchers Soak. RIGHT: Among the attendees at last month's event were (from left), Ros and Peter Smith, Ron and
Bronwyn Lehmann, Jan and Clarrie Wall and Don Viney.
-- photos supplied
Time capsule packs were presented to
Luke Sharrad (left) and Riley and Sarah
Kloeden. Luke's uncle, Jeffrey Wall, and
Riley's grandparents, Bernie and Kaye
Lehmann, still farm in the district.
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