Home' The Loxton News : April 1st 2015 Contents 4 – The Loxton News, Wednesday, April 1, 2015
By law, all dogs are supposed to be on a
leash in public places.
I am very frustrated with the large dog
that regularly comes into my front yard and
jumps in my fish pond – leaving me a dam-
age bill and a clean up.
People should be more responsible. You
know who you are: please restrain your
dog, before I have to take this matter further.
Fifty shades of harm
Iwelcome the recent Glenelg Open Air
Cinema decision to cancel most planned
screenings of the sex-and-violence movie
Fifty Shades of Grey.
There is growing evidence that such films
can have a harmful influence on underage
viewers. Only a few days ago it was report-
ed that sex assaults on children by other
children have soared by 40 per cent in the
last 10 years.
Young children are viewing pornography
online and in movies, and copying what they
have seen. They think this is okay because
they have watched adults do it. They do not
know it is wrong.
It is an offence in South Australia to
allow a child under 15 to see a movie rated
MA15+ unless the child is accompanied by
a parent or guardian.
The law needs to be tightened, to clarify
that films rated above M should only be
shown in cinemas where no unauthorised
viewing is possible.
The Glenelg Open Air cinema does not
meet that requirement, because its screen
can be seen from the beach and other places.
I will ask SA Attorney-General John Rau
to investigate the issue. Our children are
National research officer
FROM OUR FILES
50 years ago
Thursday, April 1, 1665
The plan for the viceregal visit to Loxton tomor-
row is complete and a tight schedule has been
arranged between Government House officials
and Loxton District Council.
John Hartley, a 7-year-old swimmer from the
Loxton Swimming Club, was awarded a gold med-
al when he won the state freestyle championships
40 years ago
Wednesday, April 2, 1775
Loxton Football Club president Rod Ziersch an-
nounced that the new clubroom complex would be
ready for the opening game of the 1975 season.
Seargent Ted Obst has taken up his new ap-
pointment as officer in charge at the Loxton Police
30 years ago
Wednesday, March 27, 1885
A human skeleton has been discovered by a
local farmer in the Taplan area.
Over 350 people were present to see the official
opening of Orana Workshop extensions at Loxton
last Sunday afternoon.
20 years ago
Wednesday, March 29, 1995
The Riverland Tourism Association has launch a
new customer service program aimed at giving the
Riverland the reputation for the ‘friendliest place
More than $300,000 damage was caused by a
fire which consumed the roof of a dormitory block
at the Cadell Training Centre on Sunday.
10 years ago
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Loxton’s Tafe SA campus is set to be reborn
after years of inactivity, with several new courses
in ecotourism, agriculture and horticulture to be
based at the campus.
Around 2000 people have signed a petition
calling for the retention and upgrade of the current
Loxton Police Station
FROM THE BIBLE...
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ. In his great mercy he has given us
new birth into a living hope through the resurrec-
tion of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1Peter 1:3 (NV Bible)
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by Peter and
Loxton’s first bakery, lower East Terrace, circa 1911. JA Seidel purchased one of
Loxton’s original 40 town-blocks sold in November, 1907. In 1908, he and CA Jobst
established a bakery there, just above the hotel (present site of Asian Feast). Mr
Seidel also ran livery stables on Pyap Street until 1924. The Loxton Bakery was
taken over by PH Grieger (1916-1917), then by WC Hagel (1918-1922). Others
who ran the bakery for a time included WG Richardson (1926), JH Hall (1927),
Bickford’s (1928-1933) and Wood’s Bakery (1938-1939). From 1947 to 1953,
Hermann and Avis Hoffmann owned the site as a private residence. Subsequently,
Don Maczkowiack operated a haberdashery and linen store in the front section of
the building, replaced in 1960, by Art and Verna Schubert’s cafe. From 1974 to 1980,
Ron Werner ran his dry cleaning business there while Miora Cottage (art gallery),
developed by Mark Wegener, traded from there in the early 1980s. Art’s son Max
Schubert bought and restored the site back to a cafe in 1985, calling it the Springleaf
Cafe. Currently Asian Feast operates from this site.
Loxton Historical Collection photo
Itook the time recently to stroll around
the new playground in the centre of
our beautiful little town.
Wow. Congratulations to everyone
involved from the concept to completion.
It was equally exciting to see the number
of mums, dads and grandparents using the
facility with their youngsters.
It was similarly encouraging to observe
that – without exception – in a society
where obesity is becoming the norm, the
kids I saw running around were fit, energetic
and of healthy weight.
We are blessed in Loxton with every
opportunity to maintain our fitness and
control our girth.
Indeed, I remember one of the top level
triathletes who visited Loxton a few years
back, in his victory speech, praising our
most excellent, enviable, free training facility
– with walking paths, riding trails and a
majestic river at our immediate disposal.
In addition, our sporting facilities, pool
and numerous gyms are very accessible and
readily affordable by city standards.
It also never snows in Loxton and even
in the height of summer the mornings and
evenings are user friendly.
Autumn is an especially good time to be
out and about in Loxton – so what are you
waiting for? Get into it.
Flu season is drawing nigh. Most of
you by now understand that because
influenza viruses are good at mutating
and frequently changing, it is necessary
for scientists to design new vaccines
This year, toward the end of the Northern
Hemisphere winter, there were two new
influenza strains doing the rounds so
the vaccine we will receive needed to be
modified twice and quite recently.
Hence the immunisation will be available
a little late this year.
Our stock should begin arriving on May 2
and we will run four clinics on consecutive
Medicare have made some minor rule
changes and it seems that more people than
ever will qualify for a free shot this year, but
if you are lucky enough to be too healthy or
wealthy to score a ‘freebee’, we will be able
to provide a vaccine cheaper than last year
and without a prescription.
Late in April our medical practice will
undergo it’s accreditation.
This process – if completed successfully
– happens every three years and includes a
critical analysis of everything from business
practices, medical services, toilets, carparks
and kitchen sinks.
Special thanks to everyone who filled out
a patient satisfaction feedback form. The
surveyors will look at these as part of their
We also use them internally to identify
the things we do well or not so well and try
to improve the service we provide.
Obviously, we do not live in an ideal world
and there will always be some shortcomings
that remain beyond our control, but rest
assured, we appreciate all feedback at
any time, vow to consider it carefully and
respond as best we can.
Please keep it coming.
ON LOCAL HEALTH
with Dr Peter Hamilton
Fighting the flab, flu vacs and more...
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be included for verification. The deadline for letters is 5pm on Monday.
High School Canteen Roster
Starting time is 10am
Mon, Apr 6: EASTER MONDAY
Tues, Apr 7: R. Schaefer
Wed, Apr 8: J. Wilson
Thurs, Apr 9: C. Heaney
Fri, Apr 10: A. May
GREAT GULLIVER: The world’s biggest Guide Dog Gulliver
which is 4.3metres tall – stopped by the Loxton Pioneer
Playground last week. A spokesperson said the children
“absolutely adored him”. RIGHT: Loxton’s Joanne and Jack,
2, Ploszczyniec, greet Gulliver.
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