The South Eastern Times : February 7th 2017
2 opINIoN THIS weekend, seven-year-old Millicent resident Joseph Renehan will brave the shave to raise funds for children’s charity Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since 1985, the foundation has granted more than 8000 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, a feat that would be impossible without the support of everyday Australians raising money for the cause. A wish provides very sick children and teenagers hope for the future, strength to face the challenges of OUR VIEW their illness and joy from their wish experiences. For the foundation to continue to grant 500 wishes a year, it is imperative for the community to assist in fundraising. Joseph’s compassionate gesture to shave his head is a bold move of support and an inspiring gesture to those who live with the chaos of life-threatening illnesses. The funds raised is a gift of hope during tough times for these young people and their families. Although much of the world is suffering, Joseph’s actions prove people are still intent on making a difference. TALKING TO THE TIMES Where should the Governor visit on his next trip to the region? ABN: 65 007 614851 Published: Tuesday & Thursday Deadlines: Displays: 10am 2 days prior to publication Classifieds: 11am day prior to publication Copy: 5pm 2 days prior to publication General Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: email@example.com Advertising: Christian Greco Phone: 8733 3755, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: email@example.com Editor: Jason Wallace Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: email@example.com Responsibility for editorial comment is taken by Jason Wallace, 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier. The SE Times proudly uses 100% recycled paper. Send your news tips and contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Positive community feedback AS a business owner in Millicent, I would like to share some of the very positive feedback I kept hearing from people about our wonderful community over the January holidays. More so this year than any other, it was a common theme among visitors that I met. On many occasions I had conversations with tourists telling me what a wonderful place Millicent was. They commented on the friendly service, the unique businesses, the location, the weather, how much they loved it. INDEX TRADES AND SERVICES .................8 TV GUIDE ..........................................................9 pUzzLES ........................................................10 CLASSIfIEDS ............................................11 SpoRT ..............................................................12 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 26°C Min 11°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - 0% UV: Extreme Wednesday Max 38°C Min 15°C Very hot and sunny Chance of Rain - 5% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Thursday Max 27°C Min 19°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 30% 1-5mm UV: Extreme 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Tuesday: Sunny. Winds east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30. Wednesday: Very hot and sunny. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 16 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the south, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 36. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds southeasterly 20 to 25 knots turning easterly during the evening. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. First swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. Second swell southerly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Winds East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeast to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the day. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the evening. First swell southwesterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. Second swell southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres. Tues 7th Sunrise 6.30am Sunset 8.15pm Wed 8th Sunrise 6.31am Sunset 8.13pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 7 1.18am 0.94m 11.22am 0.34m Wed 8 12.52am 1.02m 8.53am 0.37m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 7 1.30am 0.94m 11.34am 0.34m Wed 8 1.04am 1.02m 9.05am 0.37m 702879 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au I spoke to people from Mount Gambier and Port MacDonnell coming to Millicent for the swimming lake and doing some shopping while here. I spoke to a woman who had just moved to Millicent from Melbourne just because she liked the area. She sang the praises of Millicent for a good half hour to me. She said everyone is so friendly and there is everything I need here. We are so lucky to have a wonderful playground, a unique swimming lake where we can swim at no charge, Lake McIntyre, museum, a great library, civic and arts centre, a diverse amount of sporting clubs and community groups. I encourage all locals to see what the tourists see when they visit the area. This is a unique area and we need to be proud of it and ambassadors for our town. Up until I moved to Millicent I had lived in many places and there is a reason that I am still here. We have so much to be grateful for so let’s focus on what is great and build on it. Marg Chapple, Alternate Life Health and Wellbeing Centre Have your say. The South Eastern Times values your opinion. If you have a view or wish to comment on any community issue we would like to hear from you. Hamper support praised THE Millicent Combined Churches Committee would like to sincerely thank Kimberly-Clark Australia, Woolworths, Fosters Foodland, Lions Club, Lioness Club, Wattle Range Funerals, Wattle Range Council, and everyone who gave personal donations for Christmas hampers and did not want to be named. The committee would also like to thank everyone who donated their time to make up the Christmas hampers and deliver them. Without this generosity we would not be able to do the work we do for over 100 families in the district at Christmas time to help make their Christmas a happy one. God bless you all. Robyn Evans, Secretary, Millicent Combined Churches Committee 16th Century feudalism THURSDAY’S editorial in The South Eastern Times promotes the delusion that a Constitutional Monarchy is responsible for Australian stability. Our democracy and mixed economy are the main determinants of social health. I’m amazed that some folks in the 21st Century still hanker after a 16th Century feudalism. Phil Golding, Millicent please write to: The Editor po Box 22 Millicent SA 5280 fax 8733 4341 Email: email@example.com preference will be given to letters less than 200 words. Longer letters will be subject to editor’s discretion. All letters must carry author’s full name and address and include a daytime telephone number for verification. The South Eastern Times reserves the right to edit letters for legal purposes and space restrictions MADDIE REDMAN Southend Southend’s beaches, Canunda National Park and Millicent Hospital. DAVID EDWARDS Millicent Millicent Library and Gallery, the National Trust Museum and Ford Flowers at Nangula. ALICE CRUICKSHANKS Millicent Lake McIntyre, The Domain Playground and the Millicent Memorial Gardens. This act by one of the youngest members of our community is evidence of the strong empathetic thread running through our society. The power of practicing this kind of generosity at such a young age is a hopeful message to our youngest and older citizens that they too can make a difference. Generosity is contagious and perhaps the compassion demonstrated by this seven-year-old will drive positive change in the greater community.
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