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Tai chi classes at the Loxton CWA Hall from 2pm
until 3pm. Gold coin donation. For more informa-
tion call 8584 7823.
Charity For All Bingo at the Loxton Club. Eyes
down at 7.30pm. For more info call 8584 7353.
Until January 31
Exhibition by Loxton artist Pat Luitjes at the
Loxton Terrace Gallery, housed within the Loxton
Visitor Information Centre. Opening hours are
9am-5pm weekdays, 9am-4pm Saturdays and
Thursday, January 23
Summer Reading Club at Loxton Public Library.
Detective session at 2pm. Bring thinking cap,
water and snacks.
Sunday, January 26
Australia Day Free Community Breakfast at the
East Terrace Rotunda from 7am until 9pm. Hosted
by the Loxton Waikerie Council. Official presenta-
tion of Citizen of the Year and KESAB awards.
Sunday, February 2
9-hole ambrose golf day for Loxton Mardi Gras
Ambassador Eleisha Taylor at Loxton Golf Club,
9am. Teams of three, $20 per head. Superhero
theme with prizes for best dressed.
Diary Dates is a free service and is not to be used
for advertising committee meetings or group agms
LOXTON resident Lorraine Schmidt snapped this photograph from the River Murray of an old pump house located near Lock 4.
People can send their photographs -- along with a description of the image (including names of people photographed), their name and contact details
-- via post to PO Box 352, Loxton 5333 or attach it in an email (email@example.com). Alternatively, SD cards, USBs or printed photographs can
be dropped into The Loxton News' East Terrace office.
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Arr Adelaide 11.30am 9.10pm 11.30 am 4.00pm 8.00pm
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Mallee fire destroys property
A property has been
destroyed in the scrub fire
still burning in the Northern
The fire at Billiatt Conservation
Park began on Tuesday and burnt
over 63,000 hectares before being
contained, according to operations
manager Brett Stephens.
Smoke was visible in Wanbi,
Mindarie, Alawoona and Paruna.
Mr Stephens said the fire was
still continuing on the south east-
ern corner of the park.
"Billiatt fire burnt a house south
of Billiatt and certainly affected a
lot of farming land around the park
as it came out of the park," Mr
He said crews from the Country
Fire Authority assisted with the
Country Fire Authority
crews from Torquay, Geelong,
Portarlington, Freshwater Creek
and Belmont, among other areas,
could be seen around Loxton this
week, staying in the region to help
"They came over and helped us
out for a couple of days and they
headed home yesterday," he said.
Mr Stephens said weather condi-
tions, including temperatures of
up to 46 degrees and wind gusts
recorded at over 80 kilometres an
hour, last week did not help condi-
tions and made it "uncomfortable"
to work in.
"I would like to thank the com-
munity and all the local farmers for
their assistance and support. And
I acknowledge all the volunteers
and fire crews for all the hard work
they did," he said.
"I appreciate all the efforts they
went to in really difficult condi-
tions and extreme fire behaviour."
Country Fire Authority units from Victoria line Bookpurnong Terrace on Monday morning, ready to head out to the Billiatt
Conservation Park blaze, offering support to local Country Fire Service teams.
-- Sharon Casey photo
A visiting Victorian firefighter, takes time out to meet locals while
his truck is refuelled at Loxton.
-- Lauren Lidgerwood photo A CFA truck parks in the median strip across from The Loxton
News on Sunday night.
-- Connie Hopper photo
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