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BS & LD Venning wool buyers
have been operating in the
region since March, 1988.
The business is a licensed
cash buyer, able to accept both
small and large fleece wool
Owner Brian Venning said he
can purchase quality wools for
private buying or auction.
Mr Venning covers Loxton
and Pinnaroo, sharing his time
between the two towns.
He operates in Loxton on
Wednesdays from 9am-2pm,
and from Pinnaroo on Fridays
between 10am and 2pm.
“We’ve been here for over
20 years, so there’s that local
knowledge and local quality
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“Being local ourselves, we
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Brian Venning has been in business since 1988.
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by Emma Walter
Loxton High School continued
its winning streak at the Riverland
Interschool Athletics Carnival last
week, securing the Championship
Shield for the 36th consecutive year.
In addition, the school also secured the
Ball Games, Girls and Boys Shields and
also took home the Tug of War Trophy.
It was a stellar meet for the school which
won six of the eight age pennants – the
Loxton girls recording a clean run in every
Teacher Skye Beauchamp said a “school
philosophy” of inclusion was key to Loxton
High’s continued success.
“Our strength is whole-school participa-
tion. For standards day, sports day, swim-
ming carnivals – every student has the
opportunity to be involved,” she said.
“The students have been very dedicated
and both the Ball Games and Championship
Shield wins are a huge credit to the efforts
they have made in morning and lunchtime
“There were so many examples of this
dedication throughout the day, take Jasmine
Drake for example; she ran the 1500 metre
race then a couple of minutes later turned
around and ran the hurdles event.
“Students rise to the challenge and prove
themselves time and time again.”
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Ex-local Graeme Docking will be the first wheelchair-bound athlete to take on the True Grit obstacle challenge at Cadell next month.
The 25-year-old, who became a paraplegic after a motorbike accident more than seven years ago, will take part in 12-kilometre race
with his team ‘Damaged Goods’ on Saturday, May 2.
by Laura Eckert
Former Loxton man Graeme
Docking will be the first para-athlete
to take on the True Grit military-
style obstacle challenge at Cadell
The 25-year-old, who was left a para-
plegic after a motorbike accident more
than seven years ago, will take part in the
12-kilometre race with his team ‘Damaged
Goods’ on Saturday, May 2.
The race will feature 30 obstacles includ-
ing stairs, traverse rope and wall climbs,
along with mud crawls.
“I have a basketball background, so it’s
more the obstacle training that I needed to
focus on,” Docking said.
“The only thing we take in is a blue
swing and a chest harness, so when I get
stuck I’ll have one person in front of me
who can charge through and possibly one
“When we get to walls, the other team
member will throw a rope over so I can
climb up to the top, then they’ll throw my
body over and I’ll come down the other
In 2008 Docking’s life changed dramati-
cally when he lost control of his dirt bike,
crushing his vertebrae and spinal cord.
He spent 13 days in hospital and two
months undergoing rehabilitation, but
Docking would not let that hold him back.
“I had to learn everything again like get-
ting in and out of a chair, going to the toilet
and even learning how to sit at a table to
eat,” Docking said.
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