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Tyson Logan, son of Brihony and Dylan Mader, of
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Complex on November 28. A little brother for Riley,
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8
U3A Riverland Christmas celebration at
Locky’s Place, Moorook from 12pm. All
members, partners, tutors and friends
welcome. RSVP to Marian 0412 649 766.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9
REACHarge Youth high school end of year
Mildura bus trip. Meet at Living Waters
Church at 12pm to get on bus (eat lunch
before) and return 10.30pm pickup. Includes
wave pool, waterslides, House of Bounce.
Cost is $15pp plus pay your own takeaway
tea. Contact Ian on 0407 742 862 to book
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
The Loxton Uniting Church, along with the
wider Christian community, is hosting a
remembrance service to reflect on the lives
of the people who have passed away. Loxton
Uniting Church, Martha Street, from 6pm.
For further details, contact Nathan Whillas
on 0488 223 840.
Mardi Gras events
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Ambrose Golf Day, Loxton Golf Club, Edwards
Road, Loxton North, play commences at
9am. Enjoy a four ball ambrose competition
over nine holes with great prizes to be won.
Teams are $100 or $25 for individuals.
Come along and support the Loxton RSL
2018 Mardi Gras ambassador entrant Emma
Hoffmann. To nominate a team, contact
Emma on 0488 570 820.
The renowned & award winning Little Town
returns in 2017 with an all new 1 hour production
Fri 15th December
7pm & 8.30pm
Sat 16th December
7pm & 8.30pm
Sun 17th December
Fri 22nd December
7pm & 8.30pm
Sat 23rd December
7pm & 8.30pm
Tickets available online at
LITTLE TOWN CHRISTMAS 2017
Adults $7 Children (u16) $4 Family $18
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or Leanne 0427 791 987
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by Stephanie Thompson
Local Mayor Leon Stasinowsky
was recognised for 35 years of local
government involvement and service
to the community recently.
The District Council of Loxton Waikerie
mayor was awarded for his service at the Local
Government Association’s annual general
meeting last month.
“If someone had said to me when I first went
into local government that I was going to be
here 35 years later, I would have said they have
rocks in their head,” Mr Stasinowsky said.
“I went into it and thought I would do two
“They were two-year terms in those days.
“Then once I had done two terms, I was
encouraged to keep going by the community.”
Mr Stasinowsky joined the Loxton Council
in 1982 as the west ward councillor.
“That included Kingston-On-Murray,
Moorook and right down to Mantung and
across to Caliph,” he said.
“It was the biggest ward.”
Mr Stasinowsky joined local government
at the age of 35 and was deputy mayor for
11 years and has just began his eighth year as
“It is something that I enjoy doing, not for
my own personal gains, but because I live in
the community, have family in the community
and have been in the community all my life,”
Mayor’s service recognised
District Council of
(third from left)
for 35 years of
service to local
was pictured with
Minister for Local
Geoff Brock, his
by Samantha Thomas
Locals have fully embraced this
year’s Christmas Tree Festival theme,
with the showcase full of imagination
With the ‘wild, wacky and wonderful’
theme guiding the creativity, local community
groups, schools and individuals contributed to
the collection of about 50 trees of all shapes
Christmas Tree Festival Committee co-ordi-
nator Dawn Fielke said participants came up
with “many clever ideas”.
“All (entries) are really quite inspiring and
absolutely amazing,” she said.
“They’ve really thought about it (the theme).
“There’s just some things that I couldn’t
even dream of.
“It’s amazing what they’ve thought of – they
never let you down.”
Mrs Fielke said one entry came in an alter-
native form to a tree.
“Barry Mangelsdorf has put in a mini Ferris
wheel,” she said.
“He did that on behalf of the Agricultural
and Horticultural Society.
“It worked and they must have used it at the
Loxton Show one year.”
Along with providing guidance and ideas,
Mrs Fielke said the theme keeps participants
“We’ve had some interesting themes and I
think that’s the thing that’s kept it going in a
sense, because they’ve got something to work
with,” she said.
“Every theme they seem to grasp it with
“We’ve had ‘Christmas around the
world’, ‘Christmas in the garden’, ‘alphabet
Christmas’, ‘down memory lane’.”
Mrs Fielke said the committee will discuss
where the gold coin entry donations will be
allocated in the new year.
“We meet at the beginning of the year in
January, after the lights have sort of finished,
to discuss who we give half of the money to
from the donations, usually to a charity in the
Riverland,” she said.
“That’s really gratifying, because we all like
to think Christmas is about giving, sharing and
With just over a week until the showcase
closes, Mrs Fielke said locals should make
time to see the display.
“I really encourage everyone to go and have
a look,” she said.
“It’s really brilliant, clever and really worth
having a look at what people can do.”
The Christmas Tree Festival is open daily
in the CWA Hall on Kokoda Terrace, between
11am and 6pm, until Sunday, December 17.
The display is open to buses, schools and
large groups by appointment – contact Caudis
on 0427 846 089 for more information.
A treat for Christmas lovers
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