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Esther Roocke with her son, Murray; son-in-law, Vic Lehmann
and daughter, Joyce Lehmann, celebrating Esther’s 106th birthday.
As far as one family is aware, Tanunda
Lutheran Home is where the oldest citizen
in South Australia lives.
Mrs Esther Roocke has just celebrated
her 106th birthday and her son-in-law,
Vic Lehmann has exhausted all avenues
in his mission to find out whether Esther
has set a record.
“I’ve rung every organisation I can think
of but they say they don’t keep that kind
of information,” said Mr Lehmann.
Whether she is the oldest or not, current
Tanunda Lutheran Home staff can’t
remember anyone reaching that age in
recent history and were proud that Esther
could celebrate her milestone on Saturday.
Esther’s daughter, Joyce Lehmann
visits her mother every two days
and described how “very special” it is to
still have her in their lives.
“It’s absolutely wonderful,” said Joyce.
“I come over here to see how she’s
going. I’m accepting it the way it is - some
days good, some days bad. She’s usually
pretty good and she always knows you.
I sit alongside of her and tell her what
I want to tell her and if she responds,
well and good and if she doesn’t, I accept
Joyce’s brother, Murray Roocke from
Esther’s original home region of Eudunda,
is also proud of his mother.
“She’s been a terrific mum over the
years,” he said.
“How many can say they still have
a mother at that age? I talk to the lads
up there at the Club on a Friday night
and when I say mum’s still alive, they
can’t believe it and say how lucky I am,”
Longevity runs in the family with
Esther’s father living to 102 and his
siblings all living into their high nineties.
Esther’s own siblings have also lived
well into their nineties with two still here
to celebrate their eldest sister’s special
Matriarch of a family which spans five
generations, Esther is proud of her five
grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren
and three great-great-grandchildren and
delights in seeing them all, especially the
“When she sees Brock she lights up like
a Christmas Tree,” said Vic.
“She just loves the little ones - she lives for
106th birthday for Esther
Community Profile .............. 10
Police News ........................ 16
Letters to the Editor ............ 18
Eudunda News ................... 27
CRUISE ON 2015...........28-
29 TOUR DOWN UNDER
Sport Coverage........Begins 37
A-Z Business Directory .. 42-43
Classifieds ..................... 44-48
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
Charitable organisations throughout South Australia
are being hit by people dumping their unwanted
goods on them, resulting in thousands of dollars in
unnecessary disposal costs.
Often those disposing of such goods will leave
their items at the front or rear of the charity premises.
However, when the volunteers arrive at work in the
morning they are confronted by all kinds of donated
items, many of which simply can’t be sold.
It is far better that people first check with the charity
to see if they are able to firstly accept the donated
goods, and this should be done when the premises
is actually open.
Mr David Penny, manager of Community Helpers
Furniture Warehouse, Nuriootpa runs a very successful
operation with his team of voluntary helpers.
This organisation has over 40 volunteer helpers
and their charity has been able to donate over a $1
million to the local community in the past seven years.
Just year alone they donated $237,000 to community
groups and organisations.
However, it is a sad thought when dump fees come
into the equation and several thousand dollars a year
have to be deducted for annual dump fees simply
because people are leaving unsalable items at the
This same money could easily amount to between
six and ten thousand dollars that could have otherwise
been distributed to Barossa charitable organisations.
It is wonderful that we have Community Helpers
Furniture Warehouse and this group of dedicated
volunteers should be provided with all the necessary
support needed in order to continue their good work,
especially in helping to no longer leave unwanted
goods on their door step.
Rubbish is not
required for charity
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