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I RECENTLY spoke to a
couple who had been married
for nearly 50 years.
They both met when they
were children, and realised
their love for each other when
they were in their 20s – and
soon after, they were married.
Isn’t that beautiful?
They said the secret to their
marriage was that they “liked”
each other just as much as they
loved each other.
They enjoyed each other’s
company, and sharing things
with one another.
In fact, they said their love
only got better and better as
they went through more and
more shared experiences.
It’s strange, isn’t it? That
only the person standing beside
you can experience these
things – and that they experi-
ence them with you makes it
all the more special.
To have someone through
the happiest or saddest of times
makes it all the more exciting
A death in the family, or the
fear and pain of a devastating
The most heartbreaking of
experiences can often only be
subdued thanks to the care and
comfort of our loved ones.
On the other side of the coin,
only the other parent of your
children can know and share
the same love and excitement
that you feel for them.
Often when you are promot-
of town, only your partner will
experience the same emotions
of elation and fear as you do.
You make decisions and
judgements together. You ask
each other for advice and lean
on one another for solace.
They are the first person you
want to share your good news
with, and are the first person
you call when you need help.
The couple that I spoke to
don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day
they say that Valentine’s Day
should be every day (which I
agree with, but still wouldn’t
shy away from a bunch of
flowers and a box of Cadbury
They celebrate their love
for each other on unscheduled
days, by buying each other ran-
dom gifts or flowers. Or pro-
viding acts of service without
having to ask.
A connection with a loved
one, especially one who is
lucky enough to call you their
significant other, is one of a
A bond so special that it’s
miraculous, and actually quite
wonderful, that we humans
have the ability to experience
Happy Valentine’s Day,
My love to you all.
A partner to count on
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IT was an unpredictable hot spell
in the Riverland last week with
forecast temperatures smashed and
a last-minute drop in temperature
giving some weekend sport the go
Thursday was forecast to reach
45C, however the temperature sky
rocketed to a sizzling 47.1C.
Meanwhile, Friday’s predicted
top of 43C reached a boiling 45.5C.
Saturday was predicted to hit 43C
on Thursday afternoon meaning it
was too hot for sport, however by
Friday afternoon, the forecast had
dropped to 40C.
The drop in temperature was just
below the cut-off temperature for
sport cancellation, and therefore
some matches received the green
Saturday hit a warm 39.4C,
before a cool change delivered
much-needed relief to the region,
with the temperature dropping to
22C on Sunday.
Yesterday reached a top of 27C,
today is forecast to reach 29C,
before Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday heat up to reach the mid 30s.
Another cool change will deliver
22C and 23C days on Saturday and
OVER $350,000 of State
Government funding has been
pledged to schools across the
Riverland to fund upgrades
designed to reduce electricity
Glossop High School
(GHS) will be one of 40 South
Australian schools to each receive
$250,000 in grants for solar pan-
els and LED lighting upgrades.
Renmark High School,
Renmark Primary School, Loxton
High School, Loxton Primary
School and Waikerie High School
will each receive $25,000 in
grants to fund the program.
GHS principal Julie Ahrens
said the announcement opened up
new opportunities for the school
“It’s really exciting, it’s going
to be a great initiative and it’s
going to give us an opportunity
to upgrade our solar panels and
LED lighting,” she said.
“We’ll have energy efficien-
cy within our school which will
reduce the costs of our utilities to
free up funds we can use for other
programs to benefit students.
“This also gives us an oppor-
tunity to build on environmental
and science education for stu-
dents and teaches them about sus-
Renmark High School princi-
pal Mat Evans said the funding
would improve the school’s daily
“It is fantastic news,” he said.
“Having this additional fund-
ing provided will support us to
become more energy efficient,
helping to reduce both our
expenditure and ecological foot-
Education and Child
Development Minister Susan
Close said the funding would
allow schools to save money on
“The $15 million investment in
solar panels and energy efficient
lighting will save schools money,
reduce carbon emissions and cre-
ate jobs for South Australians,”
“This means schools can focus
on support and programs for stu-
dents rather than electricity bills.
“While 240 schools are tak-
ing part in this program, it is a
win for all public schools in the
state because the savings will be
shared among them.”
The schools were targeted due
to their high energy consumption,
with the State Government sug-
gesting the 40 schools receiving
solar panels could reduce their
power bills by approximately
$30,000 on average each year.
Local businesses, contrac-
tors and suppliers will be
used, according to the State
Government, with installation of
the solar panels and LED lighting
beginning this year.
State Government grant to cut power bill...
reasons to smile
Our topsy-turvy weather
Some Riverland sports, including bowls, went ahead on Saturday, after the
forecast was revised down below the predicted 43C. PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
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