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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Moorook Muster from 10am to
5pm at the river front. Power
boats and classic cars. For
more information, contact David
Thicthener on 0427 357 435.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Loxton District Bowling Club 90th
celebration from 6pm. For more
information, contact David Kimber
on 0427 546 237.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
Alawoona Strawberry Fete at
the Alawoona Hall from 6pm.
Entertainment and catered dinner
and dessert. BYO drinks. Tickets
are essential and are available
from Scarfe’s Electronics.
Free bus available from Renmark,
Berri or Loxton. To book, phone
0427 874 332.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Rotary Club of Loxton will host its
No Talent Show, a Loxton Mardi
Gras fundraiser. 1pm to 4pm
at the Loxton Historical Village
Institute. Come along and show
what talent you have or join in for
afternoon tea and be entertained.
Tickets are $10 each or $5 for
students. Includes village entry
and afternoon tea. Inquiries to
Chris Smith on 0419 847 442 or
Melissa Blythman on 0407 843
Celebrating 80 years of Catholic
Church in Loxton. Following 11am
mass, there will be a shared-
pooled lunch in the Parish Hall for
past and present parishioners. For
more information, contact Barb on
will be held
Hotel, at 10am
is Loxton High
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born at the Loxton Hospital Complex on October 24.
A little sister for Kyran, 3.
by Stephanie Thompson
The local swimming season
officially began on Saturday
with the opening of the town
Despite a warm week last week, the
Loxton Swimming Pool opened on
Saturday to cool temperatures, which
have continued through this week.
Belgravia Leisure Loxton pool co-
ordinator Ollie Stone said it would take
more than cool temperatures to deter
some locals from their morning swim.
“They will come regardless of the
weather,” he said.
Mr Stone said swimming offered a
range of benefits.
“It’s a good way of exercising,” he
“It’s good for the body, good for the
mind and a lot use it to socialise.”
Mr Stone said all three pools are in
use this year and encouraged locals to
make the most of the facility.
During school terms, the pool is
open Monday to Friday from 6am to
8.30am, 3pm to 7pm and from 1pm to
7pm on Saturday and Sundays.
Entry fees this year are $4 for adults,
$3 for concession, students and child
For more information, visit the coun-
cil website (loxtonwaikerie.sa.gov.
Swimming season kicks off
Bridge event a winner
Belgravia Leisure’s Loxton pool co-ordinator Ollie Stone
is looking forward to the swimming season after the
Loxton pool officially opened on Saturday.
The Riverland Bridge
club has hosted another
very successful congress
at Loxton, with 70
This was the ninth such
event held at Loxton, with
keen bridge players from
Adelaide, the Barossa Valley,
Gawler and Mildura partici-
pating, along with local club
The congress was held in
the Loxton Hotel’s renovated
Event director David
Anderson said the venue was
an excellent area in which
to stage the bridge tourna-
ment and he complimented
hotel staff members for their
friendly, efficient service
throughout the weekend.
His comments were echoed
by Riverland Bridge Club
president Marg Phillips, who
added that the weekend event
showcased the hotel and local
shops to the visitors.
Mrs Phillips said the annu-
al event had economic ben-
efits for the town’s accommo-
dation venues and shopping
She added that the event
also provided local bridge
enthusiasts with the oppor-
tunity to play against some
of the state’s top players,
including some who regu-
larly compete at a high level
in state and national bridge
Visitors Chris Nettle and
Michael Ward, both from
Adelaide, won Saturday’s
pairs event. They have been
regular attendees in the nine
years the Loxton congress
has been held and this was
their first success.
Two local combinations,
Cathy Adams and Bev
Dalzell, Grace Altschwager
and Marg Phillips, were
among the leading competi-
tors in the pairs event.
Adelaide players filled
the top three placings in the
teams event on the Sunday.
Riverland Bridge Club president Marg Phillips and secretary Cathy
Adams, with visiting competitors Helen Rollond, of Unley, and Evan
Allanson, of Tanunda.
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