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The 105 year old heritage paddle steamer
P.S. Oscar W will be cruising from Waikerie on
September 14th & 15th
Sept. 14th 3- 4 hr. Cruise to Lock 2 to meet PS Marion
& return to Waikerie in convoy.
Sept. 15th. 6 hr. Cruise to Kingston-on-Murray
$65 per person
Complimentary tea & coffee.
Welcome to bring own food and drinks.
Toilet facilities on board
Boat leaves from lawns on river front.
Bookings Waikerie Information Centre
Pad l Ste m r C
BLD Lic: 207475
• Electrical Contractor
• Automation & Engineering
• Data & Communication
• Air Conditioning Sales & Service
• Refrigeration Sales & Service
• Solar Energy
Waikerie: Ph: (08) 85412955
Fax: (08) 85412224
1 Wuttke Rd., Waikerie 5330
Berri: Ph: (08) 85824777
No. 1 Old Sturt Highway
Lawrie Terrace -- Phone 8541 2593
Convenient Early & Late Wednesday Appointments
"I'M STILL HERE!"
STURT HIGHWAY, WAIKERIE
PH: 8541 2500
SE 122 VACUUM
• Large 30 litre capacity
• Self-cleaning, washable ﬁlter
• Includes universal head and
• Silent commercial
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The Men's Shed shifted into
the facility in April and uses the
space to house its workshop and
to hold meetings.
Men's Shed president Bob
Kemp said the shed enabled the
group to work in a larger area
and collaboratively with the
Rotary and Apex clubs.
"It has been a great meeting
place for us," he said.
"Men's Shed is an integral
part of the Waikerie community
and important for the well-being
of men's mental health.
"We always have men working
in the shed on different projects."
Waikerie Apex Club president
Jason Rayner said the club began
moving into its new space last
"Sharing facilities has been
great to be able to work on local
projects together," he said.
"We have worked together
at Enduro and on community
"We have only just begun to
move into the new facility and
Waikerie Rotary Club
president Trevor Quast said the
common area in the facility was
an asset to Waikerie.
"I think it is unique in the
Riverland to have a common
area that can be hired out to
community groups," he said.
"It will directly benefit Rotary
in that we will be able to host
social meetings and gatherings
in the common room.
"Apex, Rotary and the Men's
Shed are working collaboratively
and quickly with improvements
to the common area to ensure the
comfort, suitability and safety of
Member for Chaffey Tim
Whetstone said the space would
have significant benefits for the
"Service clubs, the community
and the local council have worked
collaboratively to establish the
community shed in what is a
really positive project for the
town and surrounding areas,"
WAIKERIE Apex club member Jonathan Schmidt (back, left), District
Council of Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon Stasinowsky, Riverland Sheds
co-owner Bill Sharrad and Waikerie Rotary Club president Trevor Quast.
FRONT: Riverland Sheds co-owner Mel Sharrad and Men's Shed
president Bob Kemp at the opening of the shared shed facility last week.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
READERS can now access a
digital page flicker duplicate of
the printed version of The River
News through our e-Edition.
Launched this week, the digital
copy of the paper will provide all your
local news at the touch of a button.
The subscriber-based service will
replace the website.
"As you may have noticed the
old website for The River News has
disappeared. Our online readers
are now directed to a gateway for
'Taylor Group Newspapers' where
they have the choice of subscribing
to our E-editions, which are a digital
duplication of the printed product,"
said Ben Taylor, managing director
of The Taylor Group, which owns
The River News. "Now you can click
on and subscribe from the comfort of
your own home and get all the news
of the week.
"We've responded to reader
demand by now offering everything
that's in our printed version in an
easy to use digital format."
Subscribers will receive an email
prompt each Wednesday morning
to remind them that their digital
newspaper is now available.
"Whether you're on your PC, tablet
or smart phone, your local newspaper
can be read wherever you are," added
To subscribe to the E-edition, visit
the website (rivernews.com.au).
News on the move
PHOTOS can be entered via post to PO Box 101, Waikerie
SA 5330, in person at The River News office located at
12 Peake Terrace, Waikerie, or email editor@rivernews.
com.au. Be sure to include your name, number and a brief
description of the photograph.
KAROLYN Pacati took
this photo of an almond
tree in full blossom on
Noble Road, Waikerie,
Snap it &
RIVERLAND West locals planning on
entering a team in this year's Riverland
Relay for Life are invited to attend an
information session tonight.
The popular fundraiser will take place at
Berri Oval on October 25 and 26.
Team captains or locals still interested in
registering a team are welcome to attend a
meeting at Berri Resort Hotel tonight from 7pm.
For more information, the Riverland Relay for
Life committee can be reached on 0418 839 311.
Register for Relay now
DISTRICT Council of Loxton Waikerie
is calling on locals to give feedback as part
of its Disability Access and Inclusion Plan.
Council held a public meeting last week
for people with disabilities, their families and
carers, services providers and other community
members to give feedback on improving the
district's disability access.
Corporate and community services director
Ruth Firstbrook said locals could still give
feedback on the plan until September 4.
For more information, or to complete a
survey online, visit the council website (www.
Disability plan survey
FORMER Waikerie transport
company owner Arthur
Crowhurst has written a book
about his family tree and
transport business which will be
launched next week.
Mr Crowhurst will release his
book -- titled Crowhurst Family in
Waikerie for 100 Years as told by
Arthur Crowhurst -- at the Waikerie
Senior Citizens Club on Monday,
Mr Crowhurst founded Crowhurst
Fruits Pty Ltd in 1972 when a friend
moved to Darwin and asked Mr
Crowhurst to deliver fruit from the
It was the first company to provide
a weekly service delivering meat,
fruit and vegetables.
In 2003, Mr Crowhurst was
inducted into the National Road
Transport Hall of Fame and in 2007
he sold the business.
The book costs $25 and proceeds
of the first 200 copies sold will go
to Karingal Hostel to purchase
equipment in memory of Mr
Crowhurst's mother, Marjorie
Crowhurst, who lived at the hostel.
Crowhurst family book launch
steamer Oscar W will
cruise into Waikerie
next month as part
of Chowilla Station's
vessel will travel with
the ps Marion from
Mannum, before joining
the ps Industry and
other boats in Renmark
for the September 21
The ps Oscar W
will moor overnight in
Waikerie on Saturday,
September 13 and carry
passengers on a cruise
with the ps Marion
before returning to
Waikerie in convoy.
be able to view the ps
Marion travel through
the lock and relieve the
Murray River's proud
boating history, said
Oscar W Captain Errol
"This is a real
experience for them
and takes them back to a
great era in the history
of the river towns, when
the paddle steamers
were the lifeline of river
communities," he said.
"We are always
delighted with the local
response to the boat's
visits, and we really
appreciate the help of
the local council with
from ps Oscar W
cruises goes towards
the maintenance and
preservation of the
The boat will leave
Waikerie at 12.30pm and
return about 4.30pm.
The ps Oscar W will
also cruise to Kingston-
On-Murray on Monday,
contact the Waikerie
Centre on 8541 2332.
Historic cruise for river royalty
FORECAST MIN/MAX FROST RISK
UPPER LEVEL LOWER LEVEL FLOW SALINITY
RIVERLAND WEATHER SIX DAY OUTLOOK
Weather details courtesy of www.eldersweather.com.au
RIVER MURRAY DAILY DATA TUESDAY, AUGUST 26TH
Data courtesy of SA Water - Berri Operations Unit
Wednesday August 27
Thursday August 28
Friday August 29
Saturday August 30
Sunday August 31
Monday September 1
Lock Three (Overland Corner) 9.81
Lock Two (Taylorville)
Lock One (Blanchetown)
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