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The Loxton News, Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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Winnie Louise, daughter of Nicole and Rhys Heinrich,
of Loxton, was born at the Loxton Hospital Complex
on November 27.
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Loxton Charity For All Bingo, Loxton Club,
Bookpurnong Terrace, Loxton, 7pm. This
week’s bingo is in aid of Loxton Strikers
Softball. Call Mandy on 8584 6179 for
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 14, 21 AND
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 15, 22
Martha’s on Martha, located in the Uniting
Church Hall from 7.30pm. Enjoy some
genuine country hospitality complete with
free refreshments and a nativity display.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
Residents are invited to a candle lighting
Remembrance Service for lost loved ones
at the Loxton Uniting Church, Martha Street,
Loxton from 6pm. All welcome.
Local club news
LOXTON LEGACY WIDOWS CLUB
Legacy Widows meeting on Monday,
December 10, at the Loxton RSL Hall,
11.30am for transport to Berri for Riverland
Legacy Widows Christmas lunch. Any widows
requiring a lift to the Christmas lunch or
to be picked up from home please phone
Mandi on 0408 846 124.
LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF LOXTON
A Christmas luncheon and entertainment
will be held on Tuesday, December 11,
11am at the Loxton Hotel. Guest speaker
will be the reverend Nathan Whillas.
For my last column of the year I will
largely talk “nuts and bolts”, but that
reminds me of how much we seem to
love three-word slogans and euphe-
Politicians, spin doctors and marketing
gurus of course recognize this and so
we have seen “jobs and growth”, “stop
the boats”, “light and easy”, “prices are
Indeed, two of my old school mates
decided to share professional rooms. One
had gone on to become a proctologist and
the other a psychiatrist.
They wanted a catchy business name
and considered “nuts and butts” and
“rears and queers”, but ultimately settled
for “odds and ends”.
I really just wanted to update you with
medical workforce arrivals and departures
(and thank you all again for how kindly you
embrace, encourage and support our new
staff and students).
Our two Flinders University PRCC
(Parallel Rural Community Curriculum) stu-
dents Jen and Belinda both passed their
exams and will return to Adelaide next year
to complete their medical degrees.
They have asked me to express their
gratitude to the whole community.
We will almost certainly have two new
students early in 2019.
Dr Lachy McKinnon has been with us for
almost a year as a registrar (a qualified
doctor doing general practice specialty
training) and has also recently passed his
final assessments. Woo hoo!
He is keen now to add anaesthetic skills
to his repertoire so will also return to the
teaching hospital system in Adelaide next
He has expressed some interest in
returning to Loxton when he has com-
pleted this study and would be made
Dr Catriona Gibbs, who has been with us
for a few months now, is also a registrar.
She signed on for six months, but has
agreed to extend for at least another six.
Dr Haowei (Howie) Shen is our third reg-
istrar. He has a wife and child in Melbourne
and is understandably keen to move inter-
state when his contract with us expires
early in 2019.
All three of our current registrars have
been doing a great job and we wish them
well with their different paths.
We were concerned about our prospects
for replacing Howie and Lachy because
rural medical practice seems currently to
be out of favor as a career option.
Indeed, there have been less than 20
applications for the 60-odd rural SA reg-
istrar positions on offer next year. The
reasons for this are being keenly analysed,
but in the meantime we have been fortu-
nate to recruit two excellent post graduate
trainees – both of whom might ring bells
They are Dr Mark Hermann, who was
here a few years ago as a PRCC student.
and Dr Sarah Nolan, the younger sister of
Dr Ashleigh who was a very popular regis-
trar here a few years back.
So there you have it.
Thank you again for tolerating my fort-
nightly “bits and pieces”, as I “chew the
fat” and “bend your ears”. God willing, I will
write again in early 2019.
Meanwhile, love each other, stay classy,
enjoy a happy Christmas and celebrate
safely the arrival of the new year.
Comings and goings
ON LOCAL HEALTH
Comings and goings
with Dr Peter Hamilton
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While the school year is
coming to an end, Loxton
High School year 11 student
Theresa Auer decided to
take the opportunity to do
work experience at The
Theresa, 16, comes from
Bavaria, Germany, and is liv-
ing in Loxton for a year on an
She said she was always open
to try new things and see what
journalism is about.
“Why not do a work experi-
ence in a different country?” she
“Because I am interested in so
many different areas, I try to get
a good overview of what you do
in different jobs.”
Theresa has completed three
different work experiences so
far – one at a travel agent, one at
a primary school and now at the
While working at The Loxton
News, Theresa was able to write
articles, be part of interviews,
learn about how the newspaper
gets produced each week and
how much detail is necessary for
“I never realised how much
work it is to fit everything onto
a page and make it look good,”
Theresa said she always was
interested in journalism.
“This week showed me that
journalism definitely is a job
where I can see myself in the
future, but there is still so much
to explore,” she said.
Theresa’s exploring for the future
Loxton High School year 11 Theresa
Auer completed work experience at
The Loxton News last week.
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