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Loxton Physiotherapy Service has welcomed Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Herbert to the team.
Loxton Physiotherapy Service
has welcomed new staff
member Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’
Herbert to the team.
Ms Herbert will fill the position of phys-
iotherapist at the clinic, joining Sue George,
Ryan Gray and Monique Stirling.
“I am looking forward to further learning
opportunities working with Sue, who is a
highly experienced and well regarded phys-
iotherapist,” she said.
After graduating from the University
of South Australia with a Bachelor of
Occupational Therapy, Ms Herbert went on
to complete a Master of Physiotherapy at
The 26-year-old then moved to the
Riverland earlier this year and said she was
enjoying working in Loxton. Ms Herbert
grew up in the Mid North and South East
before relocating to Adelaide for her stud-
ies and said she is looking forward to living
in the country again.
“I am enjoying the lifestyle in the
Riverland, and am excited to get back to
playing country sport,” she said.
Ms Herbert has had wide ranging
experience, previously working in private
hospitals across Adelaide including Flinders
Private Hospital, The Memorial Hospital
and Ashford Hospital.
“Working in the hospital system enabled
me to develop my core physiotherapy skills,
working across a variety of areas including
cardio-respiratory, rehabilitation, women’s
health and orthopaedics,” she said.
Ms Herbert said she was looking forward
to helping patients with their health and
“My areas of interest include pilates,
women’s health, paediatrics and sports
physiotherapy,” she said.
Ms Herbert is currently undertaking a
range of courses to add to her extensive
“So far, I have dramatically increased
my level of knowledge and skills working
with such energetic young physiothera-
pists such as Monique and Ryan at Loxton
Physiotherapy Service,” she said.
To book an appointment with Ms
Herbert, call the Loxton Physiotherapy
Service on 8584 5040.
Lizzie at home in Loxton
The Loxton A&H Society officially
inducted new president Andrea
Athanasopoulos at its annual general
meeting this month.
Mrs Athanasopolous, believed to be one of
the youngest presidents in the Loxton Show’s
history, takes over the reins from Barry
Mangelsdorf. Mr Mangelsdorf steps down
from the position after a two year term.
“Andrea has come through the Rural
Ambassador Program a few years ago,” said
Mr Mangelsdorf in his closing report. “We
look forward to supporting her and wish her
all the best...”
Mr Mangelsdorf also spoke on the “suc-
cessful” 2014 show and praised the commit-
tee and wider community for its continued
support of the event.
Secretary Kaylene Nickolai was re-elected
and will again be assisted by Linda Wiltshire,
while Theo Kaesler was voted patron for 2015.
Emily Obst steps in as the new treasurer,
supported by former position holder Wendy
Riches. Steve Schulz continues to hold the
role of grounds co-ordinator.
Mr Mangelsdorf was nominated for several
roles including entertainment co-ordinator, a
long-time position of late committee member
Society members present at the AGM paid
special tribute to Mrs Kaesler’s “hard work”
for the show over the years.
In other business, it was decided that gate
prices would remain the same as the amount
set for 2014 – adults $12, student/pensioner/
$7, child (aged 5-16) $5, family (two adults
and up to three children) $30.
Membership was maintained at $30 for full
and $15 for single. This year’s Loxton Show
will be held on October 3 and 4.
Around 50 people attended the
Loxton Ladies Probus Club’s
annual general meeting last week at
the Loxton Hotel.
Elections were held for the executive
committee, with Ulla-Maija Battams named
president, supported by vice-president Thora
Rohrlach, secretary Yae Schoenhenzel and
treasurer Bernadette Pash.
Bette LeCornu, Gloria Pluckhahn, Sheila
Wright, Heidi Kalz and Jean Bone are
Outgoing president Mrs LeCornu gave
a report highlighting activities during her
time in office, in particular last year’s
Friendship Day which was jointly hosted
by the Ladies’ and Men’s Probus Clubs.
Doreen Linke spoke on the entertain-
ment group’s Most Outstanding Float entry
in the recent Loxton Mardi Gras parade.
The Loxton Ladies Probus Club executive committee was inducted at its annual general
meeting last week. Pictured are (from left), back: Heidi Kalz, Gloria Pluckhahn, Jean Bone
and Sheila Wright. Front: Yae Schoenhenzel, Ulla-Maija Battams, Bette LeCornu and
Bernadette Pash. Absent: Thora Rohrlach.
– photo supplied
Good news for almond growers
has been predicted for
the Australian almond
industry, with volume and
value expected to reach
The 2015 Australian almond
crop is predicted to reach 75,000
tonnes, which is 13 per cent up
on last year.
The almond industry is now
Australia’s largest horticultural
export product, selling to 50
countries worldwide and expect-
ed to earn more than $500 mil-
lion in export income this year.
The Almond Board of
Australia chief executive officer
Ross Skinner said international
factors were driving the record
demand for Australian almonds.
“The United States grows
about 80 percent of the world’s
almonds, and the world-wide
impact of the Californian
drought has been significant,”
“It has been the key factor
in forcing international prices
higher and Australia’s export
returns more than doubling in
the past two years.
“But, the fall in the Australian
dollar value is now also a factor
in our competitiveness in key
markets in Europe, India and the
The strong forecast for the
new season come off the back of
a record 2014, when the value of
almond export sales rose 26 per
cent to $434 million.
“By the end of 2014 sales,
were really being restricted by
a lack of available product – we
had effectively sold out mean-
ing late-season imports had
to increase to meet domestic
demand,” Mr Skinner said.
“Entering the new season,
the barn is empty and market-
ers have already committed to
That puts the industry is in a
very good position to market the
remaining crop during the rest
of the year.”
Mr Skinner said the increase in
production volume had enabled
the industry to continue growing
its markets in recent years.
“We will see a tapering off in
the rapid rate of growth in recent
times because of a hiatus in
plantings in the past few years,
but the current planting boom
will drive a significant lift in
production in the longer term,”
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