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Next season growers will have
unprecedented access to their
unused water entitlements to assist
in property management.
River Murray Minister Karlene
Maywald said irrigators would be
able to carryover all unused water
from 2009/10 season-including
water previously carried forward
from 2008/09 that remains at June
5 Years ago
Lock in all unused water
10 Years ago
Julie Anthony, the "girl from
Galga", is coming "home" for next
year 's Waikerie Music on the Murray.
Julie will headline the second
open air music celebration to be
held on the weekend before Easter
on March 19.
The 2005 event's major sponsor
Waikerie Hotel Motel Limited.
Julie coming 'home' for
Music on the Murray
20 Years ago
Waikerie Callisthenics Club's
annual concert will be a special
event for all current and past mem-
bers to celebrate the club's 20th
Carole Walker started the club
soon after she and her husband
Peter arrived in Waikerie, with the
first meeting at the CWA Hall in
to celebrate 20th
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Importance of literacy
and numeracy for kids
THE early years are a critical
time for your child as they begin
to learn skills and abilities that
they will continue to develop
throughout their lifetime.
As a parent, you are your
child's first teacher, and you can
play an active role in building
the foundation your child needs
to develop their literacy and nu-
Literacy in the early years
involves reading, speaking and
Reading books, magazines,
logos, signs and grocery packag-
ing out loud to your children,
talking to them constantly about
what you are doing and where
you are going will help them to
develop language skills.
Numeracy in the early years
is about counting and recognis-
Babies learn from birth.
Babies learn new sounds and
sights daily, and are really keen
to hear their parent's voice.
Talking, reading and singing
to your baby provides the com-
fort and stimulation that they
By spending time with your
child and giving them lots of
encouragement and praise, you
will help build their self-esteem
and give them confidence to try
Story time plays an important
role in introducing children to
the magic of books.
It is never too late to start
reading, but it is a really good
idea to begin reading books to
your children when they are
very small - even before they can
walk and talk - so your child's
age is perfect.
As babies, children enjoy
books with bright pictures and
simple text. Board books are
really good choices - so are
books that are lyrical, as well as
While babies cannot under-
stand the intricacies of the lan-
guage, they enjoy the rhythm of
This early introduction to
reading develops a child's love
of books and develops a close,
loving relationship between
parent and child.
Singing songs and nursery
rhymes to your children is a
fun activity that you can do any
time and anywhere, and will
help develop their literacy and
At the Waikerie Public Li-
brary, we offer a weekly session
called Baby Rhyme Time.
The sessions are for babies
and children up to school age,
along with their mum, dad,
grandparent or carer.
We run the sessions every
Wednesday morning from
10.30am. They only go for ap-
proximately 15 minutes, but ev-
eryone is encouraged to stay, chat
and interact after the session has
This is a good way for mums
and their children to socialise
Also, someone from the li-
brary goes down to the Waikerie
Children's Centre, usually on
the last Friday of the month at
11.15am, for rhymes and to read
If anyone needs any help
choosing books to read to their
children, we encourage you to
ask the staff for help.
Waikerie Public Library
McCoy Street confusion
I AM wondering if council
would like to comment on the
McCoy Street upgrade.
It has been stated in the
spring edition of the Waikerie
Neighbourhood Watch newslet-
ter that no further action is to be
taken on the prioritised crossing
on McCoy Street, due to a future
upgrade in the street.
Could the council release
details of what the upgrade will
be, and when this will happen?
Has it been budgeted for this
Also, what a great chairper-
son's report in the Neighbour-
hood Watch newsletter -- very
informative, and what a great job
done by the volunteers.
Dangers on our highway
ONE has to wonder if it
will take a serious accident on
the highway --- adjacent to the
bakery, service station and coun-
cil depot --- for authorities to
address the mayhem out there.
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March 30, 1972
The heaviest bag of Redﬁn
ADELAIDE fisherman A. Walter won a trophy at the Waikerie Fisherama. He said he knew
where all the good fishing spots were.
Ryneisha Bol ard - Opin o
LAST weekend's dance concerts at the Waikerie High
School Hall oﬀered audience members the opportunity
to observe home-grown talent and creatvity.
The final product was no doubt the result of
hours and hours of hard work from the dancers,
choreographers, co-ordinators and various volunteers.
Costuming was of a quality far above what a country
dance school would be expected to produce.
The routnes appeared well thought out, and had
plenty of professional ﬂair.
Accompanying music was a mix of modern and old
favourites, which helped both productons appeal to all
ages — especially the younger generaton.
Stand-out performances included Alana Matulick's
work with junior Tinkerbell students to put together a
The young dancers were adorable in their jungle
costumes, and had clearly learned a lot under Matulick's
In the same concert, the boys' hip hop performance
to an LMFAO song was another highlight, and received
a resounding applause at the end.
Rivmics dancers also had their audience enthralled,
with graceful ballet performances and the energetc Kira
Mader among the drawcards.
The Nutcracker All Jazzed Up oﬀered a modern take
on a classic story, and showcased a range of ages and
Sunday's concert was also an opportunity for
Rivmics to reﬂect on 40 years of teaching local children
the joy of dance.
The birthday celebratons included an afernoon tea
and cake cutng, with many former students present
on the day.
Those who missed last weekend's local
performances would be doing themselves a favour
by atending the shows at Barmera and Renmark this
Saturday and Sunday.
LEANNE Jones with Josh, six weeks, at the Waikerie Public Library's
Baby Rhyme Time session last Thursday. PHOTO: Ryneisha Bollard
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