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Amanda Schubert snapped this photograph of one of the many
colourful blooms currently in her garden.
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Loxton Charity For All Bingo, Loxton Club.
7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. This week’s
bingo is in aid of Relay For Life.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 20 and 27
U3A Riverland art group invites members
of the public to view its SALA exhibition in
the Berri RSL rooms every Tuesday between
9.30am and 4.30pm during August. Some
artworks are available for purchase.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
The combined Riverland Probus Clubs
annual church service at St Peter’s Lutheran
Church. Morning tea served at 9.30am
followed by the service at 10.30am. Lunch
at the Loxton Club will follow, with meals
available for $9.90. Please RSVP for lunch by
this Friday to Ken on 0427 465 785.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
Loxton Art and Craft Market, RSL Hall,
Tobruk Terrace, Loxton, 10am to 3pm.
Diverse variety of over 20 stalls plus morning
or afternoon tea and soup lunch. Entry
is free. All proceeds to Novita. For more
information, contact Helen on 0427 841
LOXTON MENS PROBUS
The next meeting of Loxton Men’s Probus is
on Tuesday at the Loxton Hotel from 10am.
Guest speaker is Robert Kruschel sharing
his experience travelling to Cambodia with
Andrew ‘Cosi’ Costello.
Legacy Widows meeting at the Loxton RSL
Hall, Monday, August 26 at 10.30am. All
Legacy Widows welcome with morning tea
provided. Join in with the ladies and enjoy
the interesting challenges of our ‘M and M’
stories. Volunteers are needed for Legacy
Badge Week, so if you have a couple of
hours spare please let Mandi Schwarz know.
For more information, or a lift to the meeting,
please contact Mandi on 0408 846 124.
LOCAL CLUB NEWS
Auction goers dress to impress
by Stephanie Thompson
Plenty of houndstooth
print, bomber jackets and
colourful suits were on
display when the hammer
went down for a local
school’s annual auction
fundraiser on Saturday
St Albert’s Catholic School’s
2019 Auction with a Difference
took on an op-shop theme
this year and principal Brett
Czechowski said attendees got
into the spirit.
“There was certainly a great
vibe to the night,” he said.
“People really embraced the
theme of op-shop and whatever
that meant to them.
Mr Czechowski said over
$17,000 was raised from the fun-
“Auctioneer Bronte Manuel
was on fire with his new offsider
Vincent,” he said.
The night saw 60 lots of items
go under the hammer, while 40
items were also available in the
“It’s just massive,”
“With the auction itself, there
is a natural bit of competition
and it is exciting to be part of an
“Parents have a sense of where
the money is going and can see it
is immediately re-invested back
into the school.”
Mr Czechowski said the
Auction with a Difference con-
tinues to be a success and is
a good social function for the
“A big thank you to the parents
and staff who went beyond the
call of duty,” he said.
“It’s a community effort to put
on a community show.”
“Oh well, Waikerie always miss-
es out... why do we pay rates so it
all goes to Loxton?” she said.
Another social media user and
2018 council candidate Susan
Lloyd also commented on the post.
“Where is Waikerie’s heated
pool?” she said.
“Where are the toilets for the
footy club? Where are a lot of
things we have been waiting for
“Be interesting as to who pays
in the end.
“Watch our rates rise for no ben-
efit for Waikerie.”
Meanwhile, The Loxton News
conducted a poll on Facebook on
Monday, asking its predominantly
Loxton and Adelaide-based fol-
lowers whether the mezzanine fit-
out should go ahead.
About 87 per cent of the 300
respondents said the mezzanine
fit-out should be completed.
Former local Callie McDonald
(nee Nickolai) said “of course it
should be completed at the same
“The mezzanine fit-out maxi-
mises the use of the complex,”
“And if the fit-out would be done
at a later date, it would inconve-
nience all of the stakeholders all
over again due to being a construc-
Local woman Tricia DeCaux
said it being “completely finished
would be wonderful for the town”.
Councillors are expected to make
a decision regarding the mezzanine
fit-out at this month’s meeting.
The Loxton Sporty was filled with locals in their op-shop best at St Albert’s Catholic School’s Auction
with a Difference on Saturday night.
PHOTO: Stephanie Thompson
the talk of the town
man’, was a
at the Loxton
at The Pines
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