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Solution to No. 635
1. School for
9. Group of nine
11. Body part
13. Intrinsic nature
17. Took the bus
19. Sound system
26. Metal coating
28. Mail carriers
31. Makes a wage
32. Full stop
35. Oxen coupling
1. Casual shoes
2. Authority to act
3. Somewhere else
6. Power line tower
7. Tennis stroke
15. Boy's name
16. Actor's signal
18. Slimy mud
21. Large rodent
23. Varnish solvent
24. Small rodents
29. US mammal
30. Castle trench
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Loxton High School year 12 students Brianna Schaefer, Cie-ayn Wild and Bobby Hogan are settling into their final year of
-- Stephanie Gropler photo
Crunch time for year 12 students
Local year 12 students
are now into their sixth
week of studies and
already preparing for end
of year assignments and
Loxton High School students
Brianna Schaefer, Cie-ayn Wild
and Bobby Hogan said despite
year 12 being "very daunting",
they were enjoying it so far.
"It has been alright so far,"
"Work is slowly picking up
and is easing in and starting to
get a bit more full on."
This year, Brianna is study-
ing chemistry, physics, maths
studies and English commu-
nications, while Cie-ayn will
pursue chemistry, biology, art
and English communications.
Bobby will study chemistry,
biology, maths applications and
English studies with the hope
of studying forensic anthropol-
ogy at Flinders University for
"I am doing chemistry
because it is a prerequisite,"
Both Cie-ayn and Brianna
said they were both hoping to
study science related courses at
"I am looking to get into
environmental science. There is
a degree at Flinders University
which is a Bachelor of Science,
majoring in animal behaviours,"
Both students said this would
lead to jobs working at the
CSIRO or in water and resource
Cie-ayn said it was likely
she would consider taking a
"I don't want to jump into
a course and get half way
through. I am not very deci-
sive," she said.
"I will probably change my
mind, so I wanted to choose
something broad, rather than
something very specific."
Brianna said she was still
deciding on what path she
would take in 2016.
"I am still deciding whether
or not to do a gap year," she
"I haven't thought about it
heaps, but I think it is a pos-
"I am really family orien-
tated, so just a year off might
work for me."
The three students said they
had taken on a number of study
tips from friends, past students
"Straight home to do my
homework before I get too dis-
tracted and another tip is to
remove distractions from your
study area," Bobby said.
Brianna said it was important
to have a break after hours
of studying and Cie-ayn said
having other interests was "cru-
Senior pathways co-ordina-
tor Michael Zdanowicz encour-
aged students to simply "do
"It is a mixed group this year,
with diverse skills and inter-
ests," he said.
"I am sure it will be anoth-
er great year for Loxton High
The Craft 'n' More Fete has been hailed
a success, with over 200 people flocking
through the Loxton Anglican Church Hall
doors on Saturday for the event.
Fete co-ordinator Corrine Andriske said despite
Saturday's hot weather, crowd numbers were on par.
"With the weather being warmer, stallholders actu-
ally thought it slowed people down and enabled them
to look a bit more and not be so rushed," she said.
"We still had quite a successful day despite the
The event was held as a means of raising funds for
the Loxton Anglican Church.
This year's event saw over 20 stallholders take
part and Mrs Andriske said there was "something for
"We went all out and got quite a few different stall-
holders," she said.
"We had great feedback on the variety of the actual
stalls, they were all very different."
Over $300 was raised from the major raffle, with
the total amount raised still being counted.
Mrs Andriske thanked the community for its sup-
port and said organisers would now begin planning
next year's event.
"We are very grateful to those who turned up
and those who donated to the door prize and major
raffle," she added.
There will be a number of changes to fees
at the Loxton and Moorook Waste Transfer
Stations to begin in the next financial year,
including an introduction of charges for the
disposal of green waste.
A comprehensive review into the opening times,
usage and fees and charges of the Loxton, Moorook
and Waikerie Waste Transfer Stations has been con-
ducted, with the findings given to Loxton Waikerie
Councillors at last month's meeting.
The review found that over 6000 people had visited
the three waste transfer stations in the previous year,
with 69 per cent of customers dumping green waste,
which is currently free to dispose of.
However, the report suggested that council imple-
ment charging for disposal of green waste to cover
their cost of mulching and storing the product,
which has been estimated at $30,000 for Loxton and
$10,000 for Waikerie.
Council agreed to the new charges, with the cost
of load sizes of green waste to be half of the current
sorted waste fee.
As of July 1, a 6x4 trailer levelled with green waste
will cost $10 to dispose of, while a tandem truck and
trailer of green waste will cost $150.
Asbestos disposal charges will be increased by 20
per cent, after not increasing for several years.
There have been increases for sorted and unsorted
waste, while some fees for load sizes will remain the
same in the next financial year.
In addition, the waste transfer stations will now be
able to operate on total fire ban days.
However, the stations may close at noon on total
fire ban days if the temperature is predicted to be 40
degrees or more.
Changes to waste
Local police warn: lock it or lose it
Local police are urging Loxton
residents to "lock it or lose it"
when it comes to their homes and
The warning from local police comes
just a month after a spate of break-ins
throughout the region.
Murray Mallee LSA acting inspector
Peter Sims said it was important to protect
homes and vehicles.
"Home security is something that is
sometimes overlooked in country areas,
with the belief that living in the country
is safe and nothing ever happens in the
country," he said.
"While there is no reason to be alarmed,
it is always better to be prepared than deal
with the consequences later on."
Mr Sims said there was a number of
things that could be done to keep homes
safe and secure.
"A sensor light provides you with light
during hours of darkness when you may
be coming or going. It also allows you
to know when someone is in your front
yard," he said.
"Also, an alarm system on your house
will deter thieves."
Mr Sims said home security booklets
with information to keep homes safe
could be found online (police.sa.gov.au).
"The booklet includes a self audit,
which enables residents to walk around
their property and idenify any areas where
security could be increased," he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Sims said the were "a
number of things" local residents could do
to ensure the safety of their vehicle.
"If possible, never leave valuables in
your vehicles. Take them with you or store
them at home," he said.
"If you can't remove valuables from the
vehicle, remove them from sight."
Mr Sims said theft from vehicles was
often emotionally and financially difficult
"The information you have lost, such as
data from a laptop or those special family
photos that just can not be replaced."
Mr Sims also encouraged vehicle owners
to install an alarm, park undercover at home
and if out at night, park in a well-lit area.
"Unlocked vehicles are an easy target,
so lock it whenever you are not in it," he
"Please take personal responsibility for
your possessions. Help us help you."
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