The South Eastern Times : June 16th 2015
2 oPINIoN MEMBER for MacKillop Mitch Williams has made some disturbing claims about alleged State Government policy with respect to its Sheoak Lodge aged care facility in the grounds of Millicent and District Hospital. According to Mr Williams, Sheoak Lodge should be a profitable enterprise and he fears the revenue is being “creamed off” by Country Health SA in the guise of administration costs. Similar concerns have been privately aired in the Millicent community. It is a reasonable expectation of this community the Federal Government funds allocated to Sheoak Lodge be OUR VIEW entirely spent at the facility and not allocated to other State Government needs. It has been a mixed year at Sheoak Lodge. The South Eastern Times has been pleased to regularly report on the social activities of its residents, as well as the three-yearly inspection results by the Aged Care Accreditation Standards Agency, which found it met all 44 requirements. On the other hand, staff at Sheoak Lodge have taken industrial action for the first time in its 18-year history in support of better pay and conditions. The South Eastern Times looks forward to being able to interview senior personnel of Country Health SA and obtain a detailed response to the claims of Mr Williams. 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However, this does not have to mean that we can’t eat peaches, nectarines, rockmelon and tomatoes. So long as you don’t mind hard, colourless, tasteless samples. I can’t help wondering why you would bother. Oranges and mandarins are great tasting now, apples and pears are still crisp and sweet, it amazes that anyone would want fruit that isn’t great tasting when it is readily available. INDEX 50 YEARS AGo ...........................................8 TV GUIDE .......................................................12 PUzzLES ........................................................13 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............11 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................14 SPoRT RESULTS ..................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 15°C Min 9°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 25% 1-5mm UV: Low Wednesday Max 13°C Min 8°C Shower or two Chance of Rain -75% 5-10mm UV: Low Thursday Max 14°C Min 8°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 55% 1-5mm UV: Low 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Tuesday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the early morning. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Wednesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14. Thursday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14. Coastal: Tuesday Winds Variable around 10 knots turning southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning, becoming south to southwesterly 20 to 25 by evening. Seas 1 to 2 metres. Swell Southwesterly 1 to 2 metres. Wednesday Winds Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 665972 Tues 16th Sunrise 7.21am Sunset 4.56pm Wed 17th Sunrise 7.22am Sunset 4.56pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 16 3:19am 0.5 12:16pm 1.4 8:39pm 0.6 11:52pm 0.8 Wed 17 4:01am 0.4 12:51pm 1.4 9:11pm 0.6 ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 16 3:31am 0.5 12:28pm 1.4 8:51pm 0.6 Wed 17 12:04am 0.8 4:13am 0.4 1:03pm 1.4 9:23pm 0.6 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au I look at the fruit name tags in the supermarket and always check from where the items come. Buying fruit from North America just doesn’t cut it with me. I love peaches and nectarines, but I am happy to wait until the golden sunshine in this country ripens them to a rich and juicy texture. Maybe it is a Catholic hangover, but such a delayed gratification enhances the taste. I use a lot of garlic in my cooking. I know garlic is grown in this district and I don’t understand why I can’t access the locally grown product. Garlic is something which will last quite a while beyond its growing season. Thus, I truly resent that the garlic available in our supermarkets which invariably comes from places like Mexico and South America. South America is in the same hemisphere as us so if they can supply it in winter, why can’t we buy garlic grown in Australia? And yes, I am growing more and more of my own garlic so I am not reliant on little bulbs which have travelled half way around the world to end up on my chopping block. Winter means homemade soups at our place. A bunch of celery cost $1 today and makes a great soup. Roasted beetroot along with your standard vegies for roasting augments the winter plate too. Eat what is in season and truly enjoy it, I say. I WRITE to express my views with regards to same-sex marriage. Firstly, it should be noted that the understanding of marriage as being between a man and a woman has been accepted by our western civilization for thousands of years. There is something not quite right about changing the basic understanding of marriage and wanting equal recognition. In this sense, marriage equality is really a misnomer. Marriage is about much more than two people who love each other. This could apply in many circumstances. People with samesex attraction are to be respected and accepted. Families show us how to do this and our society guarantees their rights. But should their unions be recognised as marriages? It’s about children. Not all marriages have children, but all children from marriages have a father and a mother. It is from the love of father and mother that children are born. They come into life with a deep physical and emotional connection to their parents. Connection, relationship and knowing from whom we come and to whom we belong are essential for one’s sense of identity and worth. Children should always know from whom they come and to whom they are essentially connected. It is for our children that we ought not to equate same-sex unions with marriage. Father Dean Marin, Parish Priest, Millicent and Mount Gambier Catholic Parish With the ownership of the Millicent Italian Social Club building passing to Wattle Range Council, what are your memories of the venue? BETTY PRETTY Millicent I have spent quite a few nights in the kitchen as I am a member of the Millicent Football Netball Club and we cater for weddings. KATHLEEN STAUDE Millicent We had a special function there for the Millicent Masonic Lodge and great entertainment was provided by Jan Sargeant and other members of the Company of Seven. HEIDI FIGG Millicent I went to Matt and Staci Faulkner’s wedding reception there over a decade ago. it held its annual meeting on Friday night. As in past years, members of the public were able to quiz Liberal Party MPs Mitch Williams and Tony Pasin. The open forum was jointly staged by the Rendelsham branch of the Liberal Party. It was advertised in The South Eastern Times and it held in a Millicent hotel. This access to local politicians is to be commended. However, it is still a pity that Millicent no longer has an electorate office, as was the case between 1985 and 1997.
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