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Massive market this
Waikerie biggest annual
"monthly market" will be held
this weekend to coincide with
the Riverland Rock 'n' Roll
The markets -- with more
than 30 stalls, will be staged
on the civic lawn on Saturday,
May 1 from 9am -- 2pm.
The Waikerie SK8/BMX
park committee is pleased to
announce the official opening
of the Waikerie SK8/BMX park
on May 1, 2005, starting at
1pm to 5pm.
Minister for the River
Murray Karlene Maywald will
officiate the opening at 2pm.
Passengers waiting for the
Stateliner bus in Waikerie are
complaining about the lack of
facilities and congestion espe-
cially in the mornings.
The bus depot at the Shell
Service Station in Waikerie
is often congested and one
of the station's partners,
Mr Luke Hounslow, said the
complaints were "never
ending, especially from the
No seating at bus
stop is cause for
Skate park opening
members, former residents,
and many visitors attended
the 100th anniversary Anzac
Day commemoration service at
Waikerie Memorial Gardens on
In fact, I am sure it was the
largest ever attendance despite
the chilly morning air.
The community thanks the
many knitters and crocheters
who, along with the Anzac Day
project committee, created an
inspiring ambience appropri-
ate for such an event in our
Friends of Jan and Ray Duff-
ield will be pleased to know
that although Ray is in Adelaide
having medical treatment, Jan
is hopeful they may be home to
Waikerie at the weekend.
Both Jan and Ray are ap-
preciative and grateful to their
friends, Waikerie Lions Club
members and the community
for their concern and support
during Ray's illness.
Waikerie residents are
welcome to visit the Waikerie
RSL clubrooms during the next
week to see the Anzac display
and military museum if you
have not been able to before.
The clubrooms are open
Monday to Friday, 2pm until
Groups wishing to visit can
call 8541 3988 to arrange a visit
at other times.
The current Rainmoth
Gallery exhibition In Flanders
Fields will close this week, so
you have just a couple of days
to see this exceptional display.
As of Sunday, the gallery
will showcase a photography
exhibition with the works of
Barossa Balloon Adventures
owner and pilot Justin Stein.
Justin started flying hot air
balloons at 16 and was taught
by his father.
Now 43, Justin has taken
over the business. The main
flight area is over the Barossa,
but as there are many days in
the Barossa when the weather
is unsuitable for flying, Justin
began flying over the River
Murray near Blanchetown.
Justin said the scenery here
"is amazing, especially the early
morning light on the cliffs and
the reflections in the water on
a still morning".
He was so inspired that he
bought a digital SLR camera
to share what he sees on
together with Daniel Schmidt,
will also have photography on
display and I will have more
details next week.
The new exhibition will be
at the Rainmoth Gallery until
June 30. Gallery hours are
10.30am to 2.30pm, Monday to
Friday and from 10am to 1pm
Waikerie residents con-
cerned about the speed limit
along the Sturt Highway met
with business people, Member
for Chaffey and Opposition
Spokesman for Transport and
Road Safety Corey Wingard last
Thought for the week:
Giving encouragement to
others is a most welcome gift,
for the results of it are lifted
spirits, increased self worth and
a hopeful future.
April 19, 1979
Pryor/Kelleway pairs champs
MANY readers I am sure heard this poem
last year on ABC program Macca's Australia
All Over. The author is unknown, but this is
so beautiful it will bring a tear to your eyes:
The Inquisitive mind of a child
Why are they selling poppies, Mummy?
Selling poppies in town today.
The poppies child, are flowers of love,
for the men who marched away.
But why have they chosen a poppy, Mummy?
Why not a beautiful rose?
Because my child, men fought and died
In the fields where the poppies grow.
But why are the poppies so red, Mummy?
Why are the poppies so red?
Red is the colour of blood, my child.
The blood that our soldiers shed.
The heart of the poppy is black, Mummy,
Why does it have to be black?
Black, my child, is the symbol of grief.
For the men who never came back.
But why, Mummy are you crying so?
Your tears are giving you pain.
My tears are my fears for you my child,
For the world is forgetting again.
Gwen Webber, Waikerie
Letter of the week
Lyrup Ferry support
A STRONG showing of community members
at a public meeting regarding the de-rating of the
Lyrup ferry last week is a sure sign this decision
will not be taken lying down.
Thank you to those who took time out of their
busy schedules to attend the meeting at the Lyrup
Community Club with Opposition Spokesman for
Transport Corey Wingard.
I have already written to Transport Minister
Stephen Mullighan seeking the evidence used to
immediately drop the weight on the ferry from 50
tonnes per vehicle to six tonnes and will be asking
further questions in Parliament to take the com-
munity's concerns to the minister.
The de-rating of the ferry already has and will
continue to severely impact not only businesses,
but the greater Lyrup community.
The State Government has been fully aware of
the need to replace the wooden-hulled ferries in
South Australia and has failed to act. Now we are
left with the situation of five wooden hulled ferries
requiring replacement and just two steel hulled
ferries accounted for in the State Budget to 2016.
It would never have reached this stage if the
proposed maintenance and replacement plan was
put in place and followed through. The Department
of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure has
already made it clear that there is no guarantee
Lyrup will get a new steel-hulled ferry in 2015 or
2016 and that is simply not good enough.
Tim Whetstone, Member for Chaffey
National Trust says thank you
I AM writing on behalf of National Trust SA's
Waikerie branch to thank Waikerie Rotary Club
for its recent generosity in giving us the club's old
storage shed, but also providing funds to help dis-
mantling and re-erect the shed at our museum site.
It is through the support of organisations like
Rotary that National Trust SA is able to continue
to develop and improve the museum site at Ramco.
The Waikerie branch would also like to thank
Roger Davies for his hard work and advice during
the shifting of the shed and the local council for
the donation of crusher dust and assistance with
the relevant building permits.
Once the displays have been set up in the com-
pleted shed, our branch looks forward to inviting
the public to view them, along with other new
and interesting items on display in our existing
buildings. If any community, sporting, educational
or common interest groups are looking for some-
where to host a meeting or social function, our
museum facilities are available for hire. Our facil-
ities include a meeting and kitchen/barbecue area.
If individuals would like to help our branch
preserve our local history, please contact Mike or
Joy Perry on 8541 2260.
Mike Perry, National Trust SA Waikerie
Waikerie Garden Club news
EIGHTEEN members attended the club's
annual meeting on April 14.
All positions were filled, with Sylvia
Pohlner as returning president, Barb Hall as
secretary and Judy Lloyd as treasurer.
Thanks to Pat Brandon and Anna Mack-
ereth who have held these positions for many
Marg Thiel spoke on the KESAB awards
and resources, and enlightened members
on the awards Waikerie has received and
Waikerie town improvements.
Garden of the month was 11 Pickering
Road, Holder, a beautiful, well managed and
laid out garden.
The club's next meeting will be at the
Ramco Institute from 7.30pm on May 12.
Cadell's Jason Lukacs will be guest speak-
e r. Jason will speak on dealing with white
ants and other pests in the garden.
All are welcome, but please bring a plant
or something for the new trading table.
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