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The Loxton News, Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
Loxton Charity For All Bingo, Loxton Club,
Bookpurnong Terrace from 7pm. This
week’s bingo is in support of the Loxton
Show Society. Inquiries to Mandy on 8584
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 11-12
Loxton Museum of Agriculture Technology
Family open day, 1216 Bookpurnong Road,
Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 9am
to 4pm. Enjoy the heritage of Kaesler’s
Landing, take a one hour cruise on the PS
Industry, displays, demonstrations, guided
tours, food and market stalls. Entry is $8
adult, $4 child under 16, family $20 (2
adults/3 children). For more information,
phone 0428 841 420.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
Arts on Terrace, East Terrace, Loxton, 10am
to 3pm. Enjoy creative workshops, artists in
action, junk art sculpture competition, art
trail, free kids activity and artisans market.
Shops open for a special Sunday trading day.
For full details visit (visitloxton.com.au).
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
The Loxton Uniting Church, 38 Bookpurnong
Terrace is holding a prayer night to pray
for rain for our farmers. The community is
invited to join from 7.30pm.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
Rosie’s Run Relay for Life Team fundraiser,
Loxton Bowling Club, 6pm for a 6.30pm
start. Includes an auction. Tickets are $30
adults, $15 children. To book, call Greta on
0400 882 544.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
Riverland Balloom Dancing will be held in
the Loxton Peace Hall, Bookpurnong Terrace
from 7.30pm to 11pm. Please bring a plate
of supper to share. For further details,
contact Ray Edwards on 8584 5945.
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A study used to support an article in
The Loxton News titled, ‘Local area
at top of sexual assault list’ (18/7/18)
contained incorrect data.
The article referred to The Advertiser’s
recent study that reported the Loxton Waikerie
council area having the highest rate of sexual
assaults across the state.
The Advertiser’s data claimed 45 sexual
assaults and related offences had been report-
ed in Loxton Waikerie since 2015, equating
to one attack for every 102 people living in
However, the correct data over the past three
years is in fact one in 255 residents.
Loxton Waikerie chief executive officer
David Beaton said the incorrect figures had
only accounted for the Loxton population
rather than across the whole district.
“The overall increase in sexual assaults
across the state is alarming and a concern for
communities,” Mr Beaton said.
“The Loxton Waikerie figures may be
wrong, but they are still an issue and council
has asked SAPOL representatives from the
region to address council on the issue.
“Council needs to understand the context
of the figures as whether it is increased rates
of reporting or increased rates of offending.”
Loxton Waikerie sexual
Auction with a difference
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How to feel your best
ARTS ON TERRACE
Loxton goes to sale
Tech family open day
Loxton comes alive this weekend,
with plenty of events and activities for
the whole family.
Inside today’s edition of The Loxton News is
the Loxton... Hive of Activity 8-page supple-
ment, which outlines all of the weekend’s
Loxton News journalist Samantha Thomas
said reading the supplement was a great way
to plan the upcoming weekend.
“There are so many events this weekend,
with the Loxton Museum of Agricultural
Technology Family Open Days on both days
and Arts on Terrace action on Sunday,” she
“Also, the always-popular St Albert’s
Catholic School Auction with a Difference is
on Saturday night.
“The supplement is a great way to read
about all of these events, pick which auction
item you plan to bid on, decide what art work-
shop to try or which item of machinery you
plan to look at first.”
Meat tray fundraiser
for farmers at steak
by Sara Gilligan
A local venue has jumped on board
Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale campaign to
help drought-affected farmers across
The Loxton Hotel will donate the proceeds
from its Friday night meat raffles during
August to ‘bring home the bacon’ for farm-
ers struggling to keep their livestock alive.
Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale program provides
support to farmers in need by delivering hay
for cattle feed, water, groceries, diesel, and
other essential items.
Loxton Hotel manager Darren Morrison
said the venue’s team had been following
the devastation across the eastern states and
wanted to get involved.
“We keep hearing about the farmers strug-
gling from the drought around Australia and
we wanted to help,” he said.
“Our Friday night meat raffle seemed like
a good fit to raise some money for their
“We started fundraising last week and
thought we would do it for the month of
August, but we may revisit that and go into
September as well.
“We have a management meeting each
week and I will put it on our agenda to
also create a target number that is yet to be
Mr Morrison said the raffle also presented
an opportunity to raise awareness for farm-
ers struggling locally.
“Farmers from New South Wales have
been in the news lately, but we hear about
the farmers struggling locally from the lack
of rain as well,” he said.
“Coming to the hotel on a Friday night
provides a social opportunity to catch up
with people from the community and make
sure they’re going OK.”
Tickets for the Loxton Hotel meat tray
raffle are $1 each and are drawn on Friday
nights at around 6.30pm to 7pm.
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