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"Plasma helps to make 18
lifesaving products and a single
donation collects more plasma
from a single donor but takes
slightly longer to give than a
The revamped network is ex-
pected to collect 30 per cent more
plasma donations than before.
"Under this new model we
can now collect as many as 15
plasma donations per day," Mr
"This is a great outcome for
patients, as we will still be able
to collect a sufficient supply of
whole blood donations."
For more information visit
On mission for members
Blood bank bows out of Waikerie
AN Adelaide woman will face court for
allegedly lighting a fire at Cadell on Saturday
-- a day of total fire ban.
Police received reports of a fire in the Graham
Claxton Reserve at Cadell about 10.30pm and it
was later extinguished. A 40-year-old Elizabeth
Vale woman was was reported for lighting the
fire and will be summonsed to appear in court at
a later date.
South Australia Police said they are also unhap-
py about the number of Riverland drivers who con-
tinue to flout the road rules. On Thursday, police
detected eight drivers speeding along the Sturt
Highway near Waikerie between 6.30pm and 9pm.
The speed limit on the stretch of road is 80
km/h, but motorists were detected driving between
92 and 99km/h. All drivers were fined.
Meanwhile, police are investigating the theft
of a solar panel unit and water pump control box
from a Cambrai farm. The water pump, used to
water stock, was stolen between February 24 and
26. Witnesses, or anyone with information are
asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
NEW Waikerie Uniting Church Pastor Andrew Everson (right) and wife Silja.
Uniting church's new pastor
WAIKERIE's new Uniting
Church pastor has a background
in engineering and has worked in
the paper processing or pulp mill
industry for 20 years on and off.
Andrew Everson and his wife Silja
arrived in Waikerie from the cool South
East on a scorching 40-degree day last
week, admitting the Riverland's warmer
climate had "knocked them about a bit".
Mr Everson has worked as processing
development manager for Kimberly Clark
Australia, based at Millicent, for the past
15 years while living in Mount Gambier.
He has also worked at Tantanoola Pulp
Mill, as an engineer at Australian Paper
in Victoria and for Australian Newsprint
Mills in Tasmania.
"I used to help with printing problems
on our paper, so I've done some work for
The Age, The Herald Sun and The Mer-
cury," Mr Everson said.
Mrs Everson is a pathologist, while
two of the couple's three children have
followed in their parents' footsteps.
Their eldest daughter Vivica, 27, works
as a primary teacher outside Mount Gam-
bier, while another daughter, Elsie, aged
24, is a pathologist at Dandenong.
Son Tim, 21, is studying engineering
at Deakin University's Waurn Ponds
campus at Geelong.
Mr Everson has been a member of
many professional engineering bodies
over the years, but felt "the call of God"
which led to the study of theology.
He is Waikerie Uniting Church's first
resident pastor since the departure of
Derek Schiller 12 months ago.
"It's not really your ministry, it's
Christ's ministry," Mr Everson said of the
decision to move to Waikerie.
"When we look at larger plans... that's
probably not where God is -- God is in the
Mr Everson has a Bachelor of Engi-
neering and a Masters of Engineering
Science from Monash University.
He also has a Masters of Business
Administration from Queenland Univer-
sity and is currently studying a double
degree majoring in ministry and theology
through Adelaide College of Divinity.
Officially, Mr Everson has only been a
pastor since February 22.
"It feels really challenging and quite
exciting," he told The River News.
"I certainly want to preach the Gospel
and there's a big Easter camp coming up
which runs for three or four days."
In his spare time, Mr Everson enjoys
fishing and walking.
WAIKERIE Hospital Guild is calling for
new members to join its committee and
keep the long running guild going.
Secretary Barbara Maywald said that after
10 years in the role she was looking for a
change, but no one nominated to take her place
at the annual meeting.
Helen Cook was also re-elected president,
while Norma Modistach was re-elected as vice-
president. Mrs Maywald said Gladys Noll was
again elected as treasurer, with the help of her
husband Albert, who keeps the guild's books up
to date on the computer.
"Although this organisation consists of
senior citizens with members in their seven-
ties, eighties and nineties, we still raised almost
$14,000 last year," she said.
"Now in its 93rd year, it is hoped some mem-
bers of the community will see fit to keep this
worthy organisation going by becoming mem-
bers of the hospital guild."
Mrs Maywald said the guild's annual gala
day in November raised more than $4500, which
bought a billiblanket to treat neonatal jaundice
and a double bed for the family room in the
maternity section. Other donations including a
triple fusion pump, which cost $17,360 overall,
and $2000 towards a cuddle cot which cost $4500.
"Although it is open to both men and women,
we have had no men as members, since the reit-
rement of Allen Bennett in 2012," Mrs Maywald
The guild's meetings are at 2pm on the first
Friday of each month at Waikerie Hospital
The community calendar is a free service, but will only include
general informaton such as date, ttle and tme of event if
applicable. Email: email@example.com
6th- Waikerie Hospital Guild meetng at Hospital Meetng Room
7th - Riverland West Fisherama and Boat Rafe at Ramco Point.
Major prize is a boat, trailer and motor package valued at more
than $10,000. Junior and senior fshing sectons, carp tossing,
breakfast and catering available on the day.
7th - Waikerie Markets, civic centre lawns, 9am to 1pm.
Phone: 0455 483 669.
14th/15th- Teaching Tai Chi for arthrits training. Phone Brenda
0413 022 246
14th- Rotary Food Fair to be held at the civic centre lawns at 6pm.
The event is a collaboraton between the Waikerie High School
and the Rotary Club of Waikerie. Contact Richard Hall for more
informaton 0458 643 667.
14th - Lions auction, Waikerie river front, 9am. Phone: Henry
Mortimer on 8541 3007.
22nd- Waikerie Photography Club meeting 6pm at AC Care.
Limited numbers names to Jenni 0488 132 530 by March 1.
March 1st -April 30th- Rain Moth Gallery In Flander's Field
Fire started at Cadell
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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3RD
Data courtesy of SA Water - Berri Operations Unit
Wednesday March 4
Thursday March 5
Friday March 6
Saturday March 7
Sunday March 8
Monday March 9
Lock Three (Overland Corner) 9.86
Lock Two (Taylorville)
Lock One (Blanchetown)
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