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CADELL Morgan SA Country Women’s Association members (back, from left) Helen Thalbourne, Glenda Noack, Patricia Judd, Kath
Layton, Roma Hausler and Moira Ganner at a luncheon with Waikerie CWA branch members held at the Cadell Bowling Club in October.
FRONT: Joy Appleyard (Waikerie), Lyn Barnwell (Cadell Morgan), Shirley Schultz (Waikerie), Vene Trezise (Waikerie) and Dee Maddigan
PHOTO: Pauline Neideck
Cadell Morgan CWA reflects on 2014
THIS year began with
new member Moira Ganner
taking on the role of guest
She she told us about
growing up in southern Africa
before moving to Alice Springs,
where she lived for a few years
before finally settling at Cadell.
It was a very interesting
talk, during which we all
learned a lot about living in a
Moira has since become our
We held three successful
fundraising activities during
the past financial year.
The first was a ‘trash ‘n’
treasure stall’ outside our
institute on Federal Election
This was specifically for
the Waikerie Hospital Guild
to purchase particular
Our second fundraiser was
a soft drink, tea, coffee and
cake stall at the Cadell Harvest
Festival to enable us to make
our selected donations.
Yet another trash ‘n’
treasure stall — this time at
the State Election earlier this
year — gave us, once again, the
opportunity to ‘fly the flag’ for
the SA CWA.
We thank the community
for its support on these
Socially we had a soup
and sweets luncheon with
our link branch, Waikerie, in
their clubroom in June, and
returned the gesture when
they visited us in October.
As our clubroom is too
small, we held this at the Cadell
Bowling Club and looked at
this as a birthday celebration
for both branches.
Several members travelled
to Auburn for the Warnes
Group AGM, International and
Table Day in August.
At another of our meetings,
we tested our creative flair in
recycling greeting cards.
We maintained our
involvement with Cadell
Primary School by taking
part in Book Week activities
in August, sharing the
Remembrance Day ceremony
in November and presenting
the year 7 shield at the school
A Christmas dinner at
the Cadell Club, with each
member bringing a friend and
the Waikerie girls joining us, is
rounding off the year’s social
Our last community task, as
in the past umpteen years, is
supplying 40 packets of home-
made biscuits to Waikerie
Meals on Wheels.
Good news this year is
that we now have a president,
secretary and treasurer rather
than a co-ordinator filling all
Also worth mentioning
is the fact that two of our
members sent along recipes for
the book being prepared by an
Both have been accepted.
Congratulations, Glenda and
Cadell Morgan CWA president
Danny’s still our hero
has missed out
on the South
Hero award, despite
being a finalist for
capped off a successful
year for the local
who was announced as
an Order of Australia
Medal recipient in
January and received
the South Australian
Police Officer of the
Year award in May.
Local Hero award –
announced as part
of the SA Australian
of the Year Awards
in Adelaide last
month – instead went
to indigenous elder
Vince Coulthard, of
Reconsider clinic closure
THE Cadell Community has always been
appreciative of the Waikerie doctors having
a small clinic at Cadell either weekly or
This has been occurring for well over
40 years, and has been a great service to
Just recently we were informed in your
newspaper (Public notices, 19/11/14)
that this service was to stop, and that it
had been after consultation with the Mid
Over the past few days I have taken
calls from residents concerned about this.
A number of them asked if the
community had ever been consulted, and
why would the Mid Murray Council be
consulted over this and not the community.
I have since spoken to a representative
from the medical centre who has explained
some of the issues involved in the running
of the Cadell clinic.
It was their belief that council was
keeping our community informed.
I was also advised that, for the bed-
ridden or people unable to travel, home
visits would be an option.
I am aware that there have been issues
with the Morgan community with their
health services, and that there have been
many meetings over that issue.
I am not sure if the closing of our clinic
was discussed at these meetings. If it was,
it would have been appropriate to have
some representation from Cadell.
Cadell has an ageing population and
attracts retirees, thus it has a growing
proportion of age-related illnesses.
While many of us use the services
at the Waikerie Medical Centre because
we work there or do our shopping and
business there, there are some that find it
increasingly hard to get to appointments
at Waikerie or Morgan.
The travelling time to either clinic is
about the same.
We understand that the Waikerie
Medical Centre is a private enterprise and
that time and financial restraints are factors
in all businesses.
We also acknowledge that the Waikerie
Medical Centre is under no obligation to
run a clinic here, and has always done so
as a community service to Cadell.
We respectively ask that the Waikerie
Medical Centre reconsider this closure.
We are eager to assist with any
administration-type issues, such as the
connection of a phone or internet service.
We welcome communication with the
Waikerie Medical Centre and again thank
the doctors for their support over the years.
Cadell Community and Tourist Association
Singing around Swan Reach
SWAN Reach/Nildottie Youth and Kids’
Club members will be spreading Christmas
cheer next week when they travel around
town singing Christmas carols.
Singers will be wearing red-and-green
clothing, and the Carols on the Truck event will
begin from 6pm on Friday, December 12.
Tim Whetstone MP
Tim Whetstone MP
Tim Whetstone MP
Member for Chaffey
phone: (08) 8582 4230
fax: (08) 8582 4231
PO Box 959 Berri SA 5343
Christmas in Chaffey
Over the last few weeks, the hype to Christmas
has begun to pick up pace, kicking off with the
Berri Merri Christmas. Most recently I attended
the Waikerie Christmas Pageant and Loxton
Lights Up and am looking forward to seeing
many of you at further celebrations across the
Riverland and Mallee as Christmas nears. The
Chaffey Electorate Office will be closed from
December 22, 2014, and re-open on January 5,
2015 for the Christmas and New Year break. I
would like to take this opportunity to encourage
travellers to drive safely over the holiday period
and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year.
K7 Bluebird celebrations
It was both an honour and privilege in my role
as patron for the K7 Project Bluebird to take
part in a commemorative dinner and ‘splash-a-
thon’ to mark the 50th anniversary of Donald
Campbell’s world water speed record attempt at
Thousands of people attended the anniversary
weekend and it was an opportune time to
speak with many of the people involved
in Donald Campbell’s attempt some 50
I recently congratulated the committee and
everyone involved in organising the event
during a speech in Parliament and I would
like to once again extend my congratulations
for such a successful weekend. I will continue
to support the committee in their efforts to
establish a Donald Campbell museum in
Tourism spotlight on the region
The continued passion to adapt within the
ever changing tourism industry has seen three
Riverland businesses recognised as part of the
South Australian Tourism Awards. Well done
to BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park,
which won the ‘Tourist and Caravan Parks’
category, The Frames at Paringa, which won the
‘New Tourism Development’ category and the
Loxton Christmas Lights, which won silver in
the ‘Festival and Events’ category. It is always
fantastic to see local businesses rewarded for
Almond exporter acknowledged
Renmark-based Almondco Australia was
recently recognised at the 2014 South Australian
Food Industry Program Awards in Adelaide.
The growing exporter picked up three awards
from 10 categories, capping off a fantastic year
in which it celebrated its 70th year in operation.
Well done also to the Renmark Club which
won the regional club of the year, most
improved club and best club operations at the
Clubs SA Awards recently.
Community benefit grants
The Community Benefit SA (CBSA)
grant provides one-off project funding to
incorporated, non-government, non-profit,
charitable and social welfare organisations to
develop and strengthen communities across the
metropolitan, rural and remote regions of South
Australia. Grants aim to improve the community
participation, life management skills, well-being
and quality of life of disadvantaged individuals,
families and communities. Applications for
grants can be submitted anytime throughout
the year. For further information, please contact
the Chaffey Electorate Office on 8582 4230.
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