Home' The Loxton News : February 4th 2015 Contents 4 -- The Loxton News, Wednesday, February 4, 2015
We decided to spend the Australia Day
weekend in our campervan in your
town this year, having seen some pictures
on the web.
Loxton advertises itself as "RV friendly"
and on Wednesday and Thursday this was
the case, but hell arrived on Friday, with the
loudest racket coming from a nearby busi-
ness until the early hours of the morning.
Later in the night, young people continued
to party at the showgrounds, even urinating
on our car trailer.
Your town should feel disgusted.
I will be recommending to the RV Victoria
Club that Loxton be bypassed and removed
from the RV recommended sites.
Most RV people are retirees and the last
thing they want is this loud racket all night.
You are not an RV friendly town and the
notice saying such should be removed.
We continued on to Berri as Loxton super-
market staff told us there is a good site at
Martin's Bend. Name and address supplied
Save the cats
Iwas watching Today Tonight the other day
and saw that in Adelaide there are a few
people who are catching stray cats, taming
and then rehoming them.
Finally we have beautiful, caring people
who have a heart.
We live in the country -- people talk -- and
it is amazing to hear who is trapping and
killing cats. Shame on you.
This poem is in memory of my special,
caring mum Val Krupa.
I am just an alley cat, I've got no proper
I am free to wander, I am free to roam.
I often meet other cats like me, that are
lonely, afraid and sad.
Why, oh why, did we have to be born?
Why is life so bad?
Some time ago I was dumped, quite a long
No-one cares about me, now that I've
become a stray.
Is there a pussy heaven, where all cats
meet in the end?
Maybe, but in the meantime, I'll find a
Then I won't need to catch, a bird or a
I may even be allowed, to come inside the
There I'll have milk and food, to fill my
poor hungry belly.
And I'll purr contentedly, while watching
Can this dream be a reality, for an alley
cat like me?
What's to become of all us cats? Will
someone change our destiny?
Cut through the tape?
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie
(DCLW) has publicly acknowledged the
valuable contributions of volunteers within
Recently, an organisation, with its own
personal injury and public liability insur-
ance cover, offered volunteer labour to assist
the building of a public playground.
However, reportedly a DCLW representa-
tive instructed the volunteers of the require-
ment to adhere to stringent conditions, such
as being fully clothed from feet to hands,
wearing of high visibility vests, steel toed
safety boots, safety glasses etcetera.
Consequently, the volunteering did not
Maybe I was naive in believing DCLW
would be actively encouraging and assisting
volunteering? Perhaps some may perceive
that the imposition of bureaucratic red tape
is stifling volunteering
Duke deserving of knighthood
There seems to be a lack of awareness in
regard to the appointment of the Duke
of Edinburgh as a Knight of the Order of
Firstly, Prince Philip can in no way be
considered to be a 'foreigner'. He is the
consort of Australia's sovereign head of
state. When he was appointed a Companion
of the Order of Australia by Prime Minister
Bob Hawke in 1988, he was appointed as an
Australian -- and not a foreign -- recipient.
Secondly, the Duke of Edinburgh is
Admiral of the Fleet in the Royal Australian
Navy, Field Marshal in the Australian Army
and Marshal of the Royal Australian Air
Force. Positions that in themselves meet the
Prime Minister's stipulations for awarding
Thirdly, there are very few institutions
which have influenced Australians as much
as the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
The award has supported the develop-
ment of hundreds of thousands of young
Australians in this country for more than 50
years. I understand that there are currently
some 23,000 young Australians undertaking
His Royal Highness is patron of over
700 organisations, a number of which are
Australian or have Australian affiliates.
Therefore, whatever contention may sur-
round this award, in no way can it be said to
be undeserving or un-Australian.
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the years go by...
by Peter and
FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago
Thursday, February 4, 1965
A number of enquiries have been received from
ladies in Loxton about learning how to weld, with
classes expected to go ahead if enough interest
is received. 40 years ago
Wednesday, February 5, 1975
Winning all six women's sets, Loxton Blue
scored easily from Taldra Green in Loxton district
tennis on Saturday to maintain a hold on second
place on the premiership table.
30 years ago
Wednesday, January 30, 1985
What is seen as "insufficient protection" by
police in the Loxton area at night has prompted
a move by the Loxton Council to see some im-
provement into the situation. It will be the second
time council has attempted to change the existing
system of police patrols at night.
20 years ago
Wednesday, February 1, 1995
Loxton will lose one of its best known attractions
when the River Rambler is moved to Renmark
next month. 10 years ago
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Loxton High School has started the 2005 school
year with around 70 students enrolled from out-
side the Loxton area.
FROM THE BIBLE...
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his
greatness no-one can fathom. One generation will
command your works to another. They will tell of
your mighty acts.
-- Psalm 145:3-4 (NIV Bible)
Lorna Fairweather, Australian Army nursing
Sister, WWII. Just before the Allied surrender
to the Japanese in Singapore, Lorna, with
other nurses was evacuated on a yacht, the
Vyner Brooke. With room for 12, the yacht
carried over 200 people, mostly women and
children, and 65 nurses. Lorna had trained
at Mareeba Babies' Hospital, Woodville,
and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital where
she excelled. Enlisting in 1940, she sailed
for Malaya in 1941 and was attached to
13th Australian General Hospital (AGH). As
the Allied withdrew to Singapore, the AGH
treated the sick and wounded. On the wharf
on February 12, 1942, with tears streaming,
Lorna's Matron kissed each Sister goodbye.
Matron would not see her charges again. The
next day, the Vyner Brooke with Lorna aboard,
departed only to be sunk off Bangka Island,
Sumatra. Lorna was among 22 nurses who
reached Radji Beach safely, but the following
day were gunned down by the Japanese.
Lorna, commemorated in Fairweather Avenue,
Loxton North, was a highly skilled nurse whose
life ended so tragically. She will be honoured in
this year's Mardi Gras appreciation service.
-- Joan Durdin photo
Solution to No. 631
4. Shoots; twigs
7. Splinter group
9. Sweep with a
14. Australian diva
15. Duty registers
16. Wispy clouds
17. Cricket e.g.
23. Liquid measure
28. Type of comedy
3. Limbless reptile
7. Writing implement
8. Beatles song
12. Rack for
17. Actress, ... Loren
19. Perish from hunger
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The Loxton Senior Citizens Club recom-
menced activities for 2015 on Tuesday,
January 13, with 25 members attending.
Irene Heinrich celebrated her 90th birthday
with her family on Tuesday, January 20, and
was presented with her club medal, '90 Not
Out', when she attended the social day on
January 27. Members congratulated her and
sent their best wishes.
Also on the social day, 31 club members
celebrated Australia Day with a barbecue fol-
lowed by lamingtons for dessert.
Pancakes and various toppings will be
served for afternoon tea on February 17.
The committee has decided to change the
monthly luncheon from the first Tuesday of
the month to the last Tuesday.
This will make it easier for members who
have other obligations early in the month.
The next lunch will be on March 31.
Anyone 50 or over is welcome to attend the
social days, held every Tuesday from 1-4pm.
People can come along and join in with
activities or a chat and a cuppa.
For details, call 8584 7361, or visit the
Loxton Senior Citizens Clubrooms on Tobruk
Terrace between 1and 4pm on Tuesdays.
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