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A major project designed to
atract students and staﬀ to Waikerie
Hospital has been completed.
Director of nursing and midwifery
Murray Dalgleish said about
$440,000 was spent purchasing and
refurbishing local units.
5 Years ago
Homes for the hospital
10 Years ago
The Waikerie primary schools and
high school will receive substantal
government grants for long-overdue
In making the announcement,
Member for Chaﬀey Karlene Maywald
said approximately $500,000 would
be dispersed across the 13 Riverland
“The money is badly needed,
as many of these schools have
outstanding maintenance problems,
which date back over a number of
years,” she said.
Waikerie schools to
beneﬁt from grants
20 Years ago
Waikerie man Eric Loﬄer recently
became the district’s inaugural Senior
Citzen of the Year.
The announcement and
presentation of the award was
made by Jan Centofanti during
the combined church service and
luncheon at the Lions Riverfront Park
during Seniors Week.
Eric is our inaugural
Senior of the Year
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THE Waikerie Ladies Probus Club members
celebrated their birthday with a lunch at the Waikerie
Hotel recently, and it was pleasing to see so many
members atend that event.
This Friday, November 7, members and friends of
the Waikerie Hospital Guild will convene the Waikerie
Hospital Guild Gala Day within the hospital grounds,
commencing at 8.30am untl sold out, which is usually
by lunch tme.
The early start tme will enable those who are
working to leave home 10 minutes earlier and call in
at the well-stocked stalls on their way to work.
This is the tme of the year when all the tuiton and
practces of our dance groups throughout the year is
on show at their concerts,
This Friday, November 7, Pam Tink and her
Tinkerbell Dance group will be performing at Waikerie
The evening commences at 7pm. Tickets will be
available at McCoy Menswear or on the evening of
On Sunday, November 16, the Tinkerbell Dance
group will entertain at Barmera’s Bonney Theatre
with a matnee performance at 2pm.
The Waikerie community is appreciatve of the
Tinkerbell Dance Studio and Rivmics Dance, and we
thank Pam Tink and Carole Walker.
They have mentored the students over all those
years, and have given the students conﬁdence to
take the challenge and have a career in dance or
partcipate later on in life.
This week Rivmics Dance celebrates 40 years, and
there will be a special performance at Waikerie High
School at 2pm.
At the conclusion of the performance, a cake
cutng ceremony will be held, with afernoon tea
For further details, contact Carole Walker on 0417
Tickets for the Waikerie performance are available
at Walk on Water or at the door.
The Chaffey Theatre performance for Rivmics
Dance will be held at Renmark on Saturday, November
15, at 4pm.
This will include the presentatons of prizes to
The feature of The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up is
danced by students including Kira Mader, Tori Kay
and Teal Hart.
Tickets to the Renmark performance are available
from Chaﬀey outlets, including McCoy Menswear.
Congratulatons to Irene Channon, who this week
celebrated her 100th birthday with her loving family
and friends at Pioneer Haven.
Merle Modistach was guest of honour at her 90th
birthday lunch on Sunday, when family and friends
shared the day at the Waikerie Hotel with her.
Family members travelled from interstate to be
with Merle. Happy birthday.
As of October 3, if you are an RAA member and
you ride a gopher and ﬁnd yourself in trouble (like
out on the road with a ﬂat batery or tyres), you can
call the RAA for roadside assistance.
The team from McKay’s Auto can also service
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and
friends of Margaret Morris, who has recently passed
away. She will be sadly missed.
The members of Waikerie Neighbourhood Watch
welcome all interested residents to the next meetng
on Monday, November 10, at the Waikerie Senior
Citzens Clubrooms at 1.30pm.
The guest speaker for that meetng will be an
occupatonal therapist from the Riverland Regional
Hospital who will be speaking about safety in the
That will be a most interestng topic, as we all
know that most falls happen in our homes, and most
of them are very serious, partcularly as we get older.
Do not forget – Monday, November 10, at 1.30pm
at senior citzens clubrooms.
Invite a friend to share the day with you at
Morning Melodies -- Spirit of Christmas at the Chaﬀey
Theatre on Tuesday, December 2, then lunch at the
There are some vacancies on the coach for that
day – contact Gwen on 0408 609 304 or Judith on
8541 3025 by Saturday, November 15.
Have you called in at the Temporary Art Gallery
yet?Call in soon and meet Nadia and Paul.
It is excitng to see some of the items members of
the community have loaned to the artsts and to hear
the story that it brought to the owner.
This is a community art gallery – come and be
part of it.
There is only one week lef. It closes on Monday,
Thought for the week... Hope sees the invisible,
feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
Others more important
FOR those people who want a statue of
a footballer for Waikerie, my advice is to
pay for it yourselves -- do not expect our
council to foot the bill.
There must surely be more important
people in Waikerie and districts deserving
For example, the early pioneering
The Locherts (Crusta), Nispels (Nippy's)
and many more names can be found who
have contributed far more to Waikerie
over the years.
Garden club update
WAIKERIE and Districts Garden Club
members held their last meeting at the
Ramco Institute, where Maureen Pickford
demonstrated how to arrange flowers.
Members brought flowers along and
attempted to arrange them.
It was a great success, and great to
see younger children attending to try
All had a great time. Thank you,
Our next meeting is on Tuesday,
November 11, at the Waikerie Lions Club
shelter, where at 6pm we will be holding a
short meeting and then at 6.30pm plants
will be on sale for the public to attend
A sausage sizzle will be available as
well, so please come along and buy plants,
etc. and support the Waikerie and Districts
Members are to keep in mind the
pageant float, which we will be putting
in the Christmas Pageant on Friday,
November 28, as well as our Christmas
party at Sylvia's place at Pindari Park,
Cost is $25 per head, and tickets are
available from Pat Brandon at the Ramco
post agency or at her home.
Phone 8541 4483. You must have a ticket
The maximum is 30, so it will be first
in, best seated.
We then do not meet until February
10 at the Ramco Institute, where Lyn and
John Lochert will speak on salvias.
The garden of the month for October is
322 Ramco Road, Ramco. It is well worth
Waikerie & Districts Garden Club
We will remember them
NOVEMBER 11 is a uniquely special
commemoration of the sacred observance
of Remembrance Day.
As we witness our young men and
women in uniform today once again acting
in defence of our nation in foreign lands,
we pause to remember the brave sacrifice
of those who gave their lives to that same
cause a century ago.
It was a conflict that forged our national
identity and looms large over our national
I wish, on behalf of the Commonwealth,
to say thank you to those men and women
who have sacrificed their lives, sometimes
by laying it down and other times by
having their life irrevocably changed by
I recall the words of Lt Col John McCrae
in his eternal poem In Flanders Fields:
"To you from failing hands we throw,
"The torch; be yours to hold it high.
"If ye break faith with us who die
"We shall not sleep, though poppies
"In Flanders fields."
I ask that you join with me in marking
this Remembrance Day by purchasing
a poppy from the RSL and wear it as we
pay our respects to our servicemen and
Member for Barker
March 9, 1972
Attractive package launched
EXAMINING the new Waikerie Co-operative Distillery's wine pack is Bill Brock (left) with Ian Tolley,
of Renmark, and Richard Hall. The pack was displayed at the Waikerie Agricultural Bureau's 75th
anniversary meeting, which was held in the Waikerie Club's lounge.
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