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The Loxton News, Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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LOCAL man Tim Doecke snapped this photo of lightning during a
storm that hit Loxton recently.
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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
Bingo at the Loxton Club for Loxton Mardi Gras
senior ambassador entrant for the Loxton Kindergym
Belinda Schulz. Eyes down at 7.30pm.
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
Ladies Probus Club meets for the first time this year
at the Loxton Hotel at 10am. Come along and enjoy
morning tea, guest speaker and more. All retired
HIGH SCHOOL CANTEEN ROSTER
(Starting time is 10am)
Mon, Feb 8: T. Sapinski
Tues, Feb 9: H. Drake
Wed, Feb 10: K. Hughes
Thurs, Feb 11: T. Reichelt
Fri, Feb 12: S. Hampel
The Loxton community has raised
$1600 for those affected by the recent
The Loxton Metropolitan Fire Service held
a ‘shake the boot’ fundraiser in aid of those
affected by the fires, and raised the funds in
only three weeks.
Boots to collect the money were stationed at
the Country Bakehouse, Sunbake Bakery, the
Loxton Hotel, Big River Foodland Loxton, and
Loxton Home Timber and Hardware.
raises big bucks
The Loxton Mardi Gras Junior
Ambassador entrants received
their sashes recently.
Grace Pluckhahn, Bryce Westbrook
and Pakita Martin enjoyed a meal at
Medea House, in Loxton, where they
were presented with their sashes by
senior ambassador David LeCornu.
Westbrook Agricultural is sponsor-
ing Bryce, while Smiffy’s Bed and
Breakfast is sponsoring both Grace
The Loxton Mardi Gras will take
place on Saturday, February 27.
Loxton High School’s top year 12
students from 2015 are being honoured
at a special ceremony in Adelaide next
The students who received merits – a score
of 20/20 – in one or more of their sub-
jects for their final year of secondary school
will be recognised at the Governor’s South
Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
Merit Ceremony on Tuesday.
Included in the 920 South Australian stu-
dents to receive a certificate are Loxton High’s
Isabelle Swanbury (child studies), Hamish
Peberdy (business and enterprise), Lewanna
Hampel (research project), Brianna Schaefer
(English communications, chemistry, and phys-
ics), and Cie-Ayn Wild (visual arts – art, and
For the first time ever, this year’s presen-
tations, which will take place at Government
House, is being streamed online (sace.sa.edu.
SACE Board chief executive Dr Neil
McGoran said the event was an opportunity to
publicly recognise the students’ “outstanding
At the ceremony, students with the high-
est overall SACE achievement will be pre-
sented with the Governor of South Australia
Commendation by Governor Hieu Van Le.
Meanwhile, Local children are among the
170,000 South Australian students enrolled for
the 2016 school year, with term one beginning
State Education and Child Development
Minister Susan Close said teachers and school
staff were well prepared to help new and old
students with their 2016 transition.
“We welcome our new students and wish
them all the best for their first day of the school
year, and urge them to enter the classroom with
confidence and enthusiasm,” she said.
See next week’s edition of The Loxton News
for new reception photos from local schools.
Loxton Mardi Gras 2015 senior ambassador winner David LeCornu (from
left) presented junior entrants Grace Pluckhahn, Bryce Westbrook and Pakita
Martin with their sashes recently.
Sashed and ready to go
LHS students to
Local high school
to undertake the
research project this
year are invited to a
night next week.
Students are required
to complete the project
as part of their South
Australian Certificate of
To prepare students
and their parents for the
subject an expo – which
is taking place at the
Glossop High School
middle campus in Berri
on Tuesday, February 9,
being staged by Loxton,
Waikerie, Glossop and
Renmark high schools.
The SACE Board
and the Association of
Teachers will attend the
Expo to research the research project
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