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The Loxton News, Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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of joy feature in The Loxton News.
Oliver Henry, son of Danica and Nathan Gibbs, of
Wunkar, was born at the Loxton Hospital Complex
on July 5. A little brother for Elijah, 3, and Evelyn,
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SUNDAY, JULY 22
Novita Craft Fair and Winter Market at
the Loxton RSL Hall from 10am to 3pm.
Free entry. All proceeds going to Novita to
support people living with disability in South
Australia. Inquiries to 0427 841 374.
Guided tour of The Pines, Loxton’s Historic
House and Garden at 2pm. Other times by
appointment. Contact Kerri on 0437 169
LOCAL CLUB NEWS
LOXTON MENS PROBUS
The next meeting of Loxton Mens Probus
will be held on Tuesday, July 17, at 10am
at the Loxton Hotel. The guest speaker
is Loxton Rotary Club past president, Les
Burgemeister speaking about ‘why I am a
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Willow Eden Rose, daughter of Emma Rose
Wilkinson and Jamie Watkins, of Loxton, was born
at the Loxton Hospital Complex on July 4. A little
sister for Eli, 3.
Last week, Loxton
High School conducted
its annual year 10 work
Year 10 student Bethany
Payne took the opportunity to
Bethany said she chose to
do work experience at The
Loxton News to see first-
hand what happens behind
“What better way is there
then having the chance to
work on the local paper and
to also help figure out if jour-
nalism is something I’d like
to do in my future,” she said.
While working at The
Loxton News, Beth wrote
articles and took interviews,
but also had the chance to
watch the process involved to
produce the newspaper each
Bethany said journalism
was something she wanted to
look further into.
“I wasn’t too sure about
journalism, but I know
it incorporates what I like
doing at school, so I wanted
to give it a go,” she said.
Bethany’s favourite sub-
jects are English, art and
geography and she plans to
follow through with these
until year 12.
“I want to do something
interesting, something that
keeps me on my toes and this
week really showed me that
I can do that; my options are
wide open,” she said.
“Journalism turned out to
be a lot more than I originally
thought it would be.”
Bethany said school work
is beginning to focus on
“Seeing all my classmates
choosing places – because
they’ve had it planned for a
while – is pretty intimidating.
“But, after this week, I
know I still might not be cer-
tain, but I really like the steps
I’m taking to find out.”
Sonya to stand for DCLW
Local woman Sonya Altschwager has
announced she will stand for council in the
upcoming local government elections.
Ms Altschwager is Loxton Chamber of Commerce’s
business and events manager and said she is
“I believe I can be a voice for the currently under
represented demographic,” she said.
“I am really passionate about small business and
“I have a young daughter, so I am also very passionate
about shaping a positive future for our town.”
Nominations for local government elections
officially open on Tuesday, September 4, and close on
Tuesday, September 18.
Voting will take place from late October until
Friday, November 9.
Local woman Sonya Altschwager
will nominate for Loxton Waikerie
Council later this year.
Loxton experienced its hottest July
day on record last Thursday.
The mercury reached 25.9C on Thursday
afternoon, while the previous record was
24.9C in 2007.
Loxton’s long-term average maximum tem-
perate in July is 15.8C.
Mercury soars as Loxton
records hottest July day
Loxton High School year 10 student Bethany Payne completed work experience at The
Loxton News last week.
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