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The Loxton News, Thursday, January 28, 2016
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LOXTON’S Kara Arnold snapped this shot of lightning striking from
the ‘heaven’ lookout, during some recent storm activity.
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Loxton Mardi Gras senior ambassador entrant
Noeleen Milich is selling strawberry and chocolate
lamingtons by the dozen and the half-dozen as
part of her fundraising activities. An order form is
available at The Loxton News office. Orders must be
in by Friday, January 29.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
A garage sale is being held between 8am to 1pm
on the grounds of the Loxton Uniting Church. Grab a
bargain and support Tom Jones, Loxton Mardi Gras
ambassador entrant for Gum Tree. Auction of 2015
Crows signed football at 11am. Sausage sizzle.
SUNDAY, MARCH 6
The Rotary Club of Loxton will host a breakfast to
celebrate International Women’s Day from 7.30am
at the Loxton Hotel. $25 per person. Phone the
Loxton Hotel on 8584 7266 for more information.
HIGH SCHOOL CANTEEN ROSTER
(Starting time is 10am)
Mon, Feb 1: L. Rogers
Tues, Feb 2: K. Pauer
Wed, Feb 3: K. Reid
Thurs, Feb 4: D. Stone
Fri, Feb 5: H. Badran
by Jane Kuerschner
Local State Emergency
Service (SES) crews were kept
busy last week responding
to 13 calls when a storm
rolled over the region.
SES district officer Danny Wood
said crews addressed “ground
slumping” issues in Loxton.
“Where there had been some rela-
tively recent ground works around our
septic tanks in Loxton, the ground had
subsided so that was a bit of a hazard
for people,” he said.
Mr Wood said crews were well-pre-
pared for the storm, with severe weath-
er warnings received well in advance.
“We had storm warnings being
issued and we had alerted our crews
that there was a severe storm warning
active,” he said.
“That included damaging winds,
(heavy) rain and large hail.
“We had units from Blanchetown,
Berri, Barmera, Loxton, Renmark and
our operation support unit all respond-
ing and the co-ordination was very,
very good and they cleaned up the
jobs pretty quickly.”
Loxton copped the full force of
the storm, with 24.8mm falling on
Thursday and Friday, taking the
month’s total to 35.6 and eclipsing the
monthly average of 18.4mm.
Splashing through stormy weather
SPLISH SPLASH: Britney,
14, Tanya, and Shantelle
Fisher, 16, took advantage of
some puddles that built up on
Bookpurnong Terrace during a
brief storm on Friday evening.
PHOTO: Pamela Perre
INSET: The Loxton News
reader Tim Doecke snapped
these pictures of the storm
while the wild weather was
beating down in Loxton on
Local parents wanting to receive or
continue to receive Federal Government
benefits must ensure they have their
children’s immunisations up to date and
Parents are now required to have children’s
immunisations current and recorded on the
Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
if they wish to receive either the Child Care
Benefit, the Child Care Rebate, or the Family
Tax Benefit Part A.
Riverland Division of General Practice chair-
person Dr Ian Gartley said immunisations were
an important health initiative for the protection
“Preventative diseases such as measles and
whooping cough still exist in Australia and
immunisation is the key to ensuring the health
of your children,” he said.
Dr Gartley said while immunisations protect
the individual, they also reduce the spread of dis-
ease in the community, especially to those most
vulnerable. Childhood immunisations are pro-
vided for free to all children. For more informa-
tion, visit the website (immunise.health.gov.au).
No jab, no pay enforced
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