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JUNIOR ABRIDGED PRODUCTION
INFORMATION NIGHT WEDNESDAY 28TH JANUARY
6pm start Aladdin Jr & 7:30pm start Oklahoma
at the Bonney Theatre Barwell Avenue, Barmera
Can you sing, dance, act or play a musical instrument then
WE WANT TO MEET YOU!!!
Are you interested in backstage work, set construction or costuming?
Drop by and see what makes a show "tick".
FOR MORE INFORMATION
call the production director
Oklahoma: John Dawes on 0407 602 113
Disney's Aladdin Jr: Gretel Mann on 0400 747 271
On behalf of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority, SA Water
is undertaking extensive essential maintenance on Lock 7
near Rufus River. The lock chamber will undergo a
complete refurbishment which is vital to the longevity
of the structure.
During this period, vessels will be unable to navigate
through Lock 7 for approximately 10 to 12 weeks from
27 January 2015.
SA Water apologises for any inconvenience and
appreciates your cooperation while this important work
For further information please call Lock 7 on
(03) 5027 8225 or contact River Murray Operations
Berri office on (08) 8595 2222.
ADVICE TO BOAT OPERATORS
Lock chamber closed 10 -- 12 weeks
as from 27 January 2015
ERROL MATSCHOSS MOTO
Errol Matschoss Motors
10 Ian Oliver Drive, Waikerie PH: 8541
63 Roberston Avenue, Loxton PH: 858
A NEW regional plan
could be the answer to
rehoming Riverland West's
unclaimed pets, according
to the District Council of
Loxton Waikerie (DCLW).
DCLW, along with Berri
Barmera and Renmark Par-
inga councils is currently in
talks with the Animal Welfare
League SA (AWL) to develop a
plan to rehome domestic pets.
However, the issue appears
to be a minor one for the Waik-
erie area, with just 15 dogs
picked up in the 2013/14 finan-
cial year, and four in the year
No cats in the area have
been reported as unclaimed
In a report to last Friday's
council meeting, corporate
and community services di-
rector Ruth Firstbrook said
she, along with other coun-
cil representatives, RSP-
CA's chief executive officer
and representatives of the
Moorook Animal Shelter re-
cently met to discuss the po-
tential for cat dumping in the
region to increase.
Mrs Firstbrook said the
group had discussed the cur-
rent practices for management
of unhomed animals and poli-
cies regarding cat traps which
are offered to the community
to capture feral cats.
She added that the three
Riverland councils would con-
tinue to liaise with AWL for
the organisation to manage
Earlier this month, an
unregistered dog found at
Moorook was transported
to AWL in Adelaide to be re-
homed as trial run for a future
partnership with the organisa-
Mrs Firstbrook's report
also states that a status update
and potential proposal would
be provided to elected mem-
bers as soon as next month.
Councils combine for
unhomed pet plan
LIGHTNING is believed to be
responsible for a small grass fire
at Boolgun earlier this month.
A local resident took these photos
after a grass fire which was attended
by the CFS on Wednesday, January 7.
The resident said he saw lightning
strike about a kilometre from his
house and a short time later could
Local residents and the CFS at-
tended and had the fire under control
in a short time.
The resident said he lightning
appeared to completely destroy a
Mallee stump, splitting it into pieces.
Lightning bolt at Boolgun sparks small fre
ABOVE LEFT: Lightning is believed to have been the cause of a small grass fire at Boolgun recently. ABOVE RIGHT: A lightning strike
obliterated this Mallee stump into pieces and left a hole about a foot deep.
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Sophie Schiller, who scored the school's
second highest score of 98.05, was offered a
place in advanced mathematics.
University offers in the fields of health,
management and commerce are up, according
to the 19,256 placement offers sent out by the
South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre
More than 19,000 students across the state
were offered a place in their preferred courses.
Higher Education and Skills minister Gail
Gago said figures remain steady compared with
"Congratulations to all who have received an
offer for a place at university in this first round
of offers," she said.
"I wish them all the best as they embark
on their studies and work toward a tertiary
"Offers for undergraduate courses to South
Australian universities and to Charles Darwin
University in 2015 have continued to be strong.
"In this first round of offers, 5415 were in
health, which includes medicine, dentistry,
allied health, pharmacy, physiotherapy and
optometry, a 5.9 per cent increase on last year.
"Management and Commerce offers
equalled 1901, a 10.6 per cent increase. These
courses could lead to positions as accountants,
auditors or financial advisers.
"We are supporting South Australians in
developing their skills and qualifications for
rewarding jobs and careers.
"For those who haven't received the result
they were after, it's important to remember
there are several more offer rounds and SATAC
will continue to make offers through January
Uni offers relieve
FORMER Waikerie High students Sarah Schultz
and Sharna Linke, both 18, were offered a place
in their preferred university courses.
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