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by Samantha Thomas
Forty possibly life-
threatening skin lesions were
detected at a two-day free
pop-up skin cancer screening
clinic on the weekend.
The Loxton Lions Club hosted
the Lions Cancer Institute, provid-
ing locals with the chance for a
free 15-minute skin check.
Loxton Lions Club president
Tom Athanasopoulos said the
clinic proved beneficial, with all
lesions suspected until proven by a
“The total suspected lesions they
found was 57 out of 183,” he said.
“Suspected of being life-threat-
ening, they found 40, which is
about 22 per cent overall.
“I think their average find is nor-
mally around 26 or 27 per cent, so
be at 22 per cent is still bad, but it’s
below the average.
“(Locals who had lesions identi-
fied) will go to a medical profes-
sional and get a proper screening
done and go from there to see what
needs to be done.”
The clinic was well supported by
the local community, with only two
cancellations and two no-shows
from 144 booked appointments.
“We fit in an extra 39 people
in between that as well,” Mr
Despite limited availably, Mr
Athanasopoulos said he hoped the
van could return to Loxton in the
“Due to only having one van
in South Australia, they try to get
everywhere in a three-year block,”
“Loxton may not see it for three
years, but that doesn’t mean that
Berri or Renmark might not have
it sooner rather than later.
“We’ve already told them that if
we can be fit in at any stage again,
just book us in and tell us when.”
Mr Athanasopoulos thanked the
screeners, local Lions members
and volunteers for making the clin-
“Just the general feedback of
people saying thank you and they
appreciate it makes it worthwhile,”
“We brought something that was
so simple to Loxton.
“We weren’t fundraising – we
were just providing a service,
which is what we’re there for.”
Skin check clinic benefits local community
by Stephanie Thompson
Emergency services were called to
the Loxton Hotel on Friday morning
following a strong smell of smoke.
Loxton Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS)
station officer Michael Biele said hotel
management raised the alarm after smelling
smoke in the saloon bar.
“On arrival, we found a strong smell of
smoke, so we did a roof search and inspec-
tion and found it was all safe,” he said.
“Basically a downlight must have mal-
functioned, causing a smoke smell.
“It was all clear and good for them to
Mr Biele said hotel management did the
right thing by contacting the MFS.
“They shut the power off straight away,”
“They definitely did the best thing by call-
Where there is smoke, there
is a malfunctioning downlight
NAIDOC Week celebrations under way
NAIDOC Week celebrations are
currently under way.
The week is held in the first week of July
and aims to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander history, culture and achieve-
ments and is an opportunity to recognise
the contributions that Indigenous Australians
make to society.
This year’s NAIDOC celebrations recog-
nise the contributions of Aboriginal women
to the community through the theme Because
of Her We Can.
The Loxton Public Library will host a free
story and craft session to celebrate NAIDOC
Week today from 10.30am.
Emergency services were called to the Loxton Hotel on Friday morning, after staff could
smell smoke from within the building.
PHOTO: Stephanie Thompson
Loxton hosted the Lions Cancer Institute van over the weekend, which saw 183 people screened. INSET: Loxton Lions Club member Karren Durkin (third from left) is pictured with Lions
Medical Research Foundation South Australian members Gibson and Janet Atherton, Rob Dring, Marilyn and Mick Millar, Joy Dring and Chris Lowings. PHOTOS: Stephanie Thompson
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