The South Eastern Times : February 14th 2017
2 OPINION IT is not very often that the national spotlight falls on Furner but that was the case on Thursday afternoon. The South Eastern Times was the first mainstream media outlet to report the news online that a record Australian price of $160,000 was paid for a Simmental bull. The on-farm auction at the Baker family’s Woonallee stud has since been the talk of the town and not just the local farming community but in the capital cities as well. The Furner stud achieved other impressive results last week and these will be documented in coming editions. OUR VIEW The quality of the Woonallee stock has been held in high regard ever since the early 1970s when the stud started. The previous record high of $46,000 for a Simmental bull was set at Woonallee four years ago and this was exceeded in just the second bid last Thursday. We endorse the comments made by Woonallee co-proprietor Tom Baker in the wake of the sale. “It was an awesome result, great for the breed and the South Australian beef industry,” he said. “We run a tight family operation here and everyone chips in, so we all share in this success.” Highway tragedy ThE circumstances of the tragic collision on the Princes highway at Clay Wells on Friday afternoon are still being probed by the specialist police investigators from the police major crash unit. As a result, it is not appropriate to comment other than in a general sense. 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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 Supporting leaders provides a nation of prosperity PASTOR ADRIANO PETRACCARO Millicent Community Church THE book in the Bible known as Judges states “when leaders lead in Israel, when the people willingly offer themselves, bless the Lord!” This was a quote made from one of the Old Testament judges in Israel - a woman named Deborah, and it was in regards to a challenge she put to Barak, a man she believed God had favoured to help deliver Israel from their harsh oppressors. Yet Barak baulked at the idea of leading his countrymen to free his people and would only do so if Deborah went with him INDEX TV GuIDE ..........................................................8 TRADES AND SERVICES .................9 50 YEARS AGO ........................................10 PuzzLES ........................................................11 CLASSIfIEDS ............................................12 SPORT ..............................................................13 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 24°C Min 12°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 10% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Wednesday Max 26°C Min 12°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 25% 1-5mm UV: Extreme Thursday Max 23°C Min 13°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 0% UV: Very High 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Slight (25%) chance of a shower in the south in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to high 20s. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the late evening. Seas below 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning. Wednesday: Winds north to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northwesterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning ahead of a south to southwesterly change 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Tues 14th Sunrise 6.37am Sunset 8.07pm Wed 15th Sunrise 6.38am Sunset 8.06pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 14 2.58am 1.17m 8.30am 0.4m 3.09pm 0.92m 7.33pm 0.34m Wed 15 3.22am 1.11m 8.34am 0.34m 3.41pm 0.95m 8.10pm 0.39m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 14 3.10am 1.17m 8.42am 0.4m 3.21pm 0.92m 7.45pm 0.34m Wed 15 1.04am 1.02m 8.46am 0.34m 3.53pm 0.95m 8.22pm 0.39m 702880 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Barak had been favoured of God, yet allowed his fears and his own welfare to hinder him from fulfilling his destiny Unfortunately in the political climate we are in today we’re seeing a lot of dare I say it: “Barak’s” out there (I’m not trying to be smart) leaders who want to lead by public opinion and political self interest, rather than being a leader who is courageous enough to stand up and make a decision, as they have been appointed to do Our politicians and governments of today, I believe, are showing a lack of leadership which creates a sense of angst and frustration in people. People are crying out for strong leadership - when there isn’t any, you end up getting the wrong types of people filling the void. Rightly or wrongly, Donald Trump has now been elected as the new American president - what is interesting in all this is that many people that I talk to (outside the Church, on the street) may not like Donald Trump personally, but they are admiring him for his strong leadership. Some may argue it’s an arrogant style, but nevertheless, his leadership is a stark contrast to the populist style of leadership that has gone before. People want strong leaders who lead their country the way it should be led, for the good of its people and not for the good of outside self interest or party ideology This article is not a statement of Trump being bad or good, I think time will tell - however what the emergence of Trump-like leaders is showing us is that the void of strong leadership that has existed in the past, has placed a desire in voters and society for some form of strength and decisiveness - someone who can take stand up and take charge - who aren’t going to be dictated to by party or outside self interests, but who lead 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. because they are generally interested in the welfare and success of their own people, even though it may offend some But offence and accusation is often the irritation of any form of leadership As soon as you take a position in regards to any issue, there will always be an opposing view - the challenge then is, will those leaders who take a stand, have the mettle to stand up to the opposing issues and opinions I thought that’s what democracy is all about, but apparently with all the protests that went on when Trump was elected, it seems that some people don’t want democracy unless you yield to their view. But with populist leaders a nation doesn’t win in the end God has instituted a blueprint for humanity that says that when we get behind the leaders that have been appointed, then there is peace and prosperity in the land, whereas when we don’t, it tends to cause infighting and chaos And when we submit ourselves to leadership that is wrong, God sees our obedience and comes to our rescue to defend our cause - but when we resist and take up the fight ourselves - we step away from the hand and deliverance of God. Please write to: The Editor PO Box 22 Millicent SA 5280 fax 8733 4341 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 What is your view of the latest power blackout across Millicent and district on Thursday afternoon? MICHAEL OSBORNE Millicent It is complete stupidity as we have a gas-fired power plant at Snuggery which can be cranked up at short notice. JASON RILEY Hatherleigh It is pretty bad as South Australia cops it all the time. STEPHEN TIDY Millicent I think it is totally wrong. We never used to have power cuts. Firstly, it must be said that a debt of gratitude from this community goes out to the emergency services personnel and all others who rendered assistance at this horrific scene. Secondly, the crash again draws attention to the Princes highway, which is also National highway One. Local residents and the Wattle Range Road Safety Committee have repeated their calls for the highway to be upgraded. Without yet knowing the cause of Friday’s crash, it is still appropriate for the State Government authorities to reassess their concerns.
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