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BOTTOMS UP: This photograph showing a flock of pelicans was captured by Sharon Casey, who said she would “watch
these pelicans all day, hunting and diving for food along the Loxton riverfront”.
you are at risk
Works by Loxton artist Kerry Servin, including
many portraits, will be on display in the Terrace
Gallery, housed in the Loxton Visitor Information
Centre. Open from 9am-5pm weekdays,
9am-4pm Saturdays and 10am-4pm Sundays
and Public Holidays (closed on Good Friday).
Today, April 1
Interschool Sports Day will be held at Glossop
High School. Spectators welcome.
Saturday, April 4
Loxton Chamber of Commerce Easter Picnic
at the East Terrace Rotunda from 10am. Free
hot cross buns, locally grown fresh fruit and
juice, kids activities and Easter Bunny will be
giving away Easter Eggs. Shops trading until
Sunday, April 5
Easter Alive Day at The Village from 10am until
4pm. Special demonstrations and displays on
the history of the Mallee Railway, Easter egg
hunt and a vintage vehicle and tractor parade
to cap off the day’s activities. For more informa-
tion, visit the website (thevillageloxton.com.au).
Friday, April 17
Loxton RSL Anzac Day dinner. Sherries from
6.30pm. Guest speakers are Wendy Matson
and Joel McDonough. Tickets are $25 per
person, available by calling Chris Botting on
0418 851 270.
Saturday, April 18
Loxton Aero Club Fly-In at the Loxton Airfield.
Gates open at 9am until 5pm. Helicopter rides
available, fully catered and a guest speaker will
be attending. Gold coin donation.
Diary Dates is a free service and is not to be used
for advertising committee meetings or group agms
The final two performances of Christ
Walk, to be staged this weekend, have
been fully booked.
The 2015 Little Town production launched
on Friday night and will wrap up its run of
shows this Easter Saturday.
Organisers said the sell-out response was
“amazing” and apologised to those who had
missed out on tickets.
A number of locals have been cast mem-
bers of this year’s Christ Walk interac-
tive experience, which has been staged at
More information on the Little Town pro-
duction can be found inside today’s Easter
Final weekend booked
Don’t be a
See our latest
brochure for great
Irene (Grandma) Heinrich’s
Open house at the Peace Hall, Loxton
Saturday 11th April from 7.30pm
In lieu of gifts and cards, a
donation to the Flying Doctors at
the door would be appreciated
Please bring a plate of supper to
share and soft drinks
from Morgan, SA
from Renmark, SA
from Waikerie, SA
The Loxton Christmas Tree
Festival has donated some festive
cheer to four organisations.
Over $1300, raised via visitor dona-
tions at last year’s tree display, was
distributed by the organising committee
A total of $200 was given to Loxton
District Children’s Centre Woodleigh
for the purchase and installation of new
shade sails in the outdoor play area.
The Riverland Zonta Club’s support
programs for women with cancer, and
their birthing kit campaign, received
A further $100 was donated to
Renmark woman Lee Stanford, who
is a supporter and fundraiser for the
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Fund Ethiopia.
Ms Stanford sews cushions and wall
hangings, selling them and donating all
profits to the organisation.
The Loxton Christmas Lights
Committee received $914.40 for ongo-
ing costs to displays.
The theme for this year’s Loxton
Christmas Tree Festival is ‘Christmas
in the Garden’, coinciding with the
International Year of Soil.
It will be held from November 28
until December 17.
Spreading Christmas cheer
Loxton Christmas Tree Festival display co-ordinator Dawn Fielke (left) with
funding recipients: Loxton District Children’s Centre Woodleigh director Jo
Mitchell, Loxton Christmas Lights secretary Pat West, Catherine Hamlin Fistula
Fund Ethiopia (Australia) fundraiser and supporter Lee Stanford, and Riverland
Zonta Club breast cushion co-ordinator Nita Thom.
Emma Walter photo
Western Mallee residents will soon
have access to faster internet speeds,
with the NBN activating its fixed
wireless network in the region.
Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the
fixed wireless network will deliver quick-
er broadband to those in rural Australia,
enabling multiple high definition videos to
be streamed at one time.
“The rollout is happening faster ever since
the Coalition Government took office and
trials have started to test other technologies
which will dramatically lower the cost and
time it will take to deliver fast broadband to
all Australians,” he said.
Since 2013, the fixed wireless network has
more than doubled the number of premises
it reaches. The rollout, which includes the
Murraylands region, will save $32 billion
and prevents internet bills from increasing by
up to 80 per cent.
Soon: Superfast broadband
Easter events guide
A free 12-page Easter events guide is
included in today’s edition of The Loxton
The liftout includes
information on a
range of events being
held in the Riverland
this long weekend.
Included are a
number of Loxton
ing a special Alive
Day at The Village,
Picnic and a run-
down of Christ Walk.
Meanwhile, a list-
ing of Easter church
services can be found
on the back page.
in the Riverland
n RIVERLAND ACTIVITIES
n EASTER BREAKFASTS
n CAMPING AND FISHING TIPS
n LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT
Renmark’s Willow and NashTippett are all ready forEaster. PHOTO: Will Slee
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