The South Eastern Times : January 5th 2017
2 OpINION WHENEVER a state premier comes to Millicent and district, it captures the attention of many in the capital city of Adelaide and ensures statewide media coverage. Over the past 60 years, the South Australian leaders have found different purposes to visit here with most related to opening ceremonies for new structures and facilities. For example, Sir Thomas Playford opened the power station at the Mount Burr Mill, Steele Hall officiated at the opening of the Millicent and District Community Club and the Millicent Swimming Lake and Mike Rann unveiled plaques at the Kimberly Clark Australia Millicent Mill number five machine OUR VIEW and the ill-fated Tantanoola potato factory. Other than opening ceremonies, John Olsen chaired a meeting of state cabinet in the Millicent council chambers while current Premier Jay Weatherill hosted a state cabinet lunch for residents in the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre. Mr Weatherill will be back in the Millicent district on Monday morning to officially open the new Blue Lake Dairy Group dried milk plant at Tantanoola and to visit the KCA Millicent Mill. Both plants feature high-level technology and produce quality products with a dedicated staff and management. The premier, his entourage and the capital city media corps are certain to be impressed by what they see and are sure to return to Adelaide with the knowledge that the Millicent district is a progressive and forward-looking community. 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Send your news tips and contributions to: email@example.com Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud Member of the Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 683874 CFS teaches more than firefighting Waste system disappoints IN what are otherwise uncertain times, it is good to reflect on the value that we can generate for our people and consequently our community. The South Australian Country Fire Service as an organisation is around 13 times the size of any other emergency response group in South Australia and delivers its services to the backbone of this state - country SA. INDEX TV GuIDE .......................................................10 puzzlEs ........................................................14 HIsTORY .........................................................15 classIfIEDs ............................................16 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 5 4.51am 1.0m 10.35am 0.5m 5.38pm 0.7m 9.02pm 0.6m Friday 6 5.20am 0.9m 10.44am 0.5m 7.15pm 0.7m 9.40pm 0.7m Thursday Max 29°C Min 14°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 10% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Friday Max 34°C Min 15°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - 0% UV: Extreme Saturday Max 37°C Min 21°C Shower or two Chance of Rain - 50% 1-5mm UV: Very high Sunday Max 26°C Min 16°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 20% 1-5mm Monday Max 23°C Min 13°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 15% 1-5mm District: Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower and a possible thunderstorm in the north. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 35. Friday Very hot and mostly sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 38. Saturday Very hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 45 km/h before shifting westerly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 34 to 39. Coastal: Thursday Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas 1 to 2 metres. Swell Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon. Friday Winds East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day. Seas 1 to 2 metres. 1st Swell Southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell Southeasterly around 1 metre. 702814 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, January 5, 2017 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Saturday 7 1.32am 0.8m 11.08am 0.5m Sunday 8 1.23am 0.9m 11.41am 0.4m 3.19pm 0.5m 4.15pm 0.5m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 5 5.03am 1.0m 10.47am 0.5m 5.50pm 0.7m 9.14pm 0.6m Friday 6 5.32am 0.9m 10.56am 0.5m 7.27pm 0.7m 9.52pm 0.7m Saturday 7 1.44am 0.8m 11.20am 0.7m Sunday 8 1.35am 0.9m 11.53am 0.4m 3.31pm 0.5m 4.27pm 0.5m Thursday 5th Sunrise 5.54am Sunset 8.33pm Friday 6th Saturday 7th Sunday 8th Sunrise 5.55am Sunset 8.33pm Sunrise 5.56am Sunset 8.33pm Sunrise 5.57am Sunset 8.33pm As volunteers we have the respect of the community, serving free-of-charge but with an attitude of professionalism irrespective of either rank or the pay rate. We represent the grit of true Aussie spirit, shared by people from other countries that have chosen to join and serve with us. This spirit surpasses the twisted world of terror, politics, unions and self-serving behaviours. But what are we actually doing to develop our own members beyond just firefighting skills? The Millicent Brigade has a long history of developing people - going beyond just firefighting, pushing the boundaries of capability into areas that serve them in all of life, not just CFS. Many of our members have translated this into their careers including the South Australian Police and the defence forces. Something as seemingly simple as throwing a frisbee represents the very same learning process as any other skill we can take on - it also encourages exercise, comradeship, competitive spirit, alertness and attention skills etc We are willing to challenge the boundaries of identity and belief in order to expand. We are fully focused on developing our people and we encourage you to do the same in 2017. locals. Locals serving and developing Do not be afraid to step up this year and do what you have always wanted to but maybe doubted in some way. Encourage and share the spirit that sits at the heart of the volunteers of the CFS. Phil Richards Captain Millicent CFS I AM not very happy about the new Wattle Range Council voucher system for waste management. My green waste alone when done consistently would be 10 plus (heaped high) trailer loads over a one month period, and that would leave me with two vouchers to last 11 months. No way I’m being robbed further by over paying for more vouchers. Let’s see what increase in illegal dumping gets noted around the area. From what I can tell, they have reduced landfill quantity from 93pc to 59pc. Obviously it had worked. If they were worried about outsiders, then provide all rate payers with a sticker for their vehicle windscreen. Out of towners get next to nothing for their rates anyway, this just adds the slap to the face. The anti-scavenging rule also prohibits further recycling/income for the council. Why not get Work for the Dole people to cut up scrap wood into bags of kindling for sale to ratepayers; fixing up dumped bikes to create a working bike for sale to low income families or donate to road safety. Even someone at the gate to ask or screen items that could be recycled locally to help reduce the waste transported. A bit more lateral thinking and working for the rate payers rather than charging them again, would increase compliancy and rate payer satisfaction. This is my opinion only but I know others are equally as unhappy about it too. Todd Kimber Rendelsham What do you think of the new Wattle Range council waste disposal policy which requires vouchers to be used at the resource recovery stations? lEN cORY Millicent I think it is pretty fair because the monthly vouchers are enough for me. DaVE O’REIIlY Millicent I think it is fair because people get 12 dump trips a year. sTEpHEN TIDY Millicent I don’t agree with it because we were told the new dump would be free. at Beachport this weekend, including a rare concert by three members of the Chambers family. Community-spirited groups like the Beachport District Development Association and the Lions Club of Beachport and Rivoli Bay will help stage such events as the street market and the duck race on Saturday and favourable weather is forecast. Among this fun and frivolity, it is commendable that the teaching of water safety remains a priority for adults. This can be seen in the well-supported VACSWIM lessons and the continued growth over the past 18 months of the Beachport Surf Life Saving Club.
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