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1st-30th - Waikerie High School year 12
exhibiton at Rain Moth Gallery.
27th - Made in the Riverland workshop
at the old Target Country store, Renmark,
6pm. Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
27th - Waikerie High School music night.
Startng at 6.30pm at the WHS Hall. Bring
friends and family to support the students.
28th - Waikerie Lions Community
Christmas Pageant, beginning with classic
cars at 6pm. Santa’s Cave open afer
pageant and untl Christmas Eve.
29th - Waikerie High School Formal for
year 12 students. Arrivals begin at 5pm at
the Waikerie Golf and Country Club.
30th - Charity golf day at the Waikerie
Golf and Country Club. Fundraising for a
cuddle cot for local hospital. Registratons
at 8.30am. Three-person ambrose, $25 per
head, with a sausage sizzle at 1pm. Contact
David Tuckey on 0458 597 145 or Skye
Tuckey on 0487 162 037.
1st-31st - Waikerie Santa’s Cave. Craf
shop to purchase hand-made gifs, toys
and treasures suitable for the whole
family. Photos with Santa available.
Groups, coaches are welcome. Bookings
appreciated. Waikerie Insttute, McCoy St.
5th - Advent Pageant by Waikerie and
Ramco primary schools. Parade starts at
Waikerie Primary School at 10am and ends
at the school hall for a short program.
The River News
would like to wish
this week’s Little
Nipper, Lexi Barrow,
a very happy
Lexi is turning
seven on Friday. She
will be celebrating
her birthday at
and will watch her
dad play baseball for
the Waikerie Black
Sox at the football
Gardens ﬂourish in
SOME of Waikerie's
best and brightest gardens
have been named in the
Waikerie and District Garden
Jan Heppner won the best es-
tablished garden in Waikerie
township, after winning the same
award in 2002 and 2003.
Mrs Heppner said the competi-
tion was tough this year.
"I am pretty chuffed to win,"
"There was a lot of beautiful
gardens entered, so it's very pleas-
ing to win.
"I recently put a lot more work
into the garden during the rose
festival and kept up the pruning
"I think all that little effort
makes a difference, and to make
sure that the plants are flowering
at the right time.
"It is very nice to know that
your hard work pays off."
Mrs Heppner encouraged
people to enter the competition
"There are so many great gar-
dens around town," she said.
"I would encourage everyone
who has a nice-looking garden to
"It is all about keeping on top
of the maintenance, and getting
out in the garden and putting the
Anthony Serafin has won back-
to-back awards in the best predom-
inately native garden category.
He said the "quirky" additions
to his garden set him apart from
the other entrants.
"I am pretty happy about win-
ning the category again," he said.
"We don't work in our garden
to win awards, we do it because
it's relaxing and a good form of
"It's also rewarding to see it
grow and change with the seasons.
"I try and make the garden as
bush-like and natural as possible.
"I think I have quite a quirky
edge to my garden."
Mr Serafin said he wanted his
garden to have a "homely" feel.
"I've put in a seating area, and
I want to encourage birdlife by
adding in a bird bath," he said.
"I want people to feel really
comfortable when they see the
"It was pretty much nothing
when we moved here in 2007. I
built it up from there and it is
always a work in progress."
Best established garden in Waikerie township
Winner: Jan Heppner.
Merit award: Grace and Lawrie Kalisch.
Best established garden out of township
Winner: Anna Mackereth.
Merit award: Angie and Brenton Kay.
Best garden under two years in township
Winner: Jenni and Steve Underwood.
Merit award: Jancie Gaeta.
Best predominately native garden
Winner: Anthony Serafin.
Merit award: Steve Frost and Carlene Schmitke.
Best seniors garden in township
Winner: Franz and Monica Stockl.
Merit award: Ron Sauer.
Best tidy street or road in township
Winner: West Road.
Certificates of commendation:
Karen Richardson, John and Ruth Maywald,
Russell and Sue Ward.
ANTHONY Serafin, with son Thomas, 3, in his award-winning garden.
PHOTO: Jayme Koch
Councillors sworn in
THE District Council of Loxton Waikerie's
newly elected members were officially sworn
in on Friday.
The 10 councillors -- Deb Thiele, Michael
Vowles, Mark Ward, Margaret Malthouse, Kym
Webber, Jody Flavel, Travor Norton, Trevor Quast,
David Kimber and Michael Zeppel -- read their oath
and signed a declaration.
Waikerie man Trevor Quast was the only new
councillor, with all others having served the previ-
ous four-year term.
Mr Quast replaced Ross Copeland, who retired
after more than 10 years on council.
Cr Vowles was elected deputy mayor via a
secret ballot, taking over the role from Cr Ward,
and will support Loxton Waikerie Mayor Leon
Stasinowsky, who was elected unopposed.
Councillors voted to keep the current meeting
time format -- the third Friday of the month at 9am
-- and alternate between the Loxton and Waikerie
Next month's meeting date has been changed
to Monday, December 15, and will be held at the
Waikerie council chambers from 9am.
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, NOVEMBER 25TH
Data courtesy of SA Water - Berri Operations Unit
Wednesday November 26
Thursday November 27
Friday November 28
Saturday November 29 Mostly Sunny
Sunday November 30 Possible Showers
Monday December 1
Lock Three (Overland Corner) 9.80
Lock Two (Taylorville)
Lock One (Blanchetown)
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