The South Eastern Times : February 23rd 2017
NEWS 3 IN BRIEF Golf tournament sponsorship denied SPONSORSHIP of a major sporting tournament will not be provided by the District Council of Robe. The Southern Ports Golf Week has been held at Beachport, Robe and Kingston for the past 41 years and organisers sought $500 in sponsorship from each of the area’s three councils for the 2017 tournament. The December council meeting at Robe approved a $500 sponsorship provided the Wattle Range and Kingston councils did likewise. Robe chief executive Roger Sweetman told the February monthly meeting that the Kingston District Council resolved to provide the requested $500 sponsorship, but Wattle Range Council declined to be involved. “Therefore I have advised the Southern Ports Golf Organising Committee that Robe Council would not be sponsoring the event,” Mr Sweetman said. Students advance in Lions quest MILLICENT High School students Jasmine Stringer and Jessica Allan have advanced to the next round of the annual Lions Youth of the Year Quest after winning the club competition. The Millicent Lions Club hosted the competition this week at the Millicent and District Community Club, with four Millicent High students participating in the quest. The Year 12 students will now compete in the Lions Regional Final, with Jasmine representing the Lions Club and Jessica representing the Lioness Club. Fishing vessel set for display A POST-WAR historic fishing vessel will go on permanent display in dry dock at Robe. The District Council of Robe undertook community consultation about the “Butterbox” which is being restored by a group of local enthusiasts. The February monthly meeting took into account the comments received from the community and decided to place the Butterbox on the southern side of the Lake Butler Marina Entrance. In reply to Councillor Rino D’ell Antonio, chief executive Roger Sweetman said a sum of $7,000 had been set aside by council. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Graduate recognised RAQUEL MUSTILLO email@example.com A SOUTH East graduate has been recognised by the Governor of South Australia for her meritorious achievements in the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). Kangaroo Inn Area School alumni Chelsea Brooks, 18, was among 27 students presented with the Governor of South Australian Commendation by Hieu Van Le AC at the annual SACE Merit Ceremony earlier this month. Presented at Government House, this special commendation recognises the most outstanding academic and personal achievements in the SACE and qualities young people need for community life, citizenship and work. “I found out that I had received the award the day the ATAR’s came out,” Ms Brooks said. “I had found out my ATAR in the morning and a couple of hours later I received a phone call telling me I had won this commendation. “It went over my head at the start because I didn’t really understand the importance of it and how prestigious it was. “It wasn’t until mum and dad said there are only 27 other people in the state that received it that I realised it was a pretty big deal.” A panel comprising the Governor, leaders from the school sectors, business and vocational education and training selected the award recipients from nominations by individual schools. Students receive the award by either achieving an A+ with merit in five Year 12 subjects including research project or demonstrating both excellence in their SACE studies and SACE capabilities of communication, learning, personal development, citizenship and work. “I think I received it as a result of my community involvement,” Ms Brooks said. “I am involved with the Beachport BFS and have been involved in rescue and fire situations. “My involvement with Taekwondo probably had something to do with it, I started that in 2014 and went to Italy to represent Australia in the World Championships.” With less than a year training under her belt, Ms Brooks returned from the International Taekwondo Federation Championships in Rome with gold and bronze medals. “I stepped back in Year 12 and trained low key because I wanted to focus on my studies, but I’m back training at the moment,” she said. “A goal of mine is to get my black belt.” During her time at Kangaroo Inn, Ms Brooks has contributed to the primary and secondary student representative council, served as captain and vice-captain for her sporting team and has been involved in fundraising and well-being activities. She represented the school in formal situations including leading Education Minister Susan Close on a tour of the school and attending a country cabinet forum in Millicent. Last year, Ms Brooks became a spokesperson on the inequities in the education system for country Group members honour fellow bird lover THE late Richie Todd of Rendelsham has been remembered fondly by his fellow members of the Friends of Shorebirds South East. Friends secretary Maureen Christie has paid this tribute to the life-long local resident who recently passed away at the age of 71. “Richie enjoyed coming out with us in the field, despite not being able to get about very well,” Ms Christie said. “He was an avid photographer, dedicated to recording species and to reading flags. “He had limitless patience, and amassed a large number of flag sightings. “His collection boasts photos of stint banded in Kamchatka and Sakhalin, both in Russia, a Sharpie in Chongming Dao, China, turnstone from King Island and Banded Stilt from Lake Torrens. Ms Christie said Mr Todd had also photographed and collected beach washed specimens for the South Australian Museum in Adelaide. “He was the first to record a beach-washed Buller’s Albatross in South Australia. “His name will live on in the SA Museum’s bird collection as well as in various wader data bases. “Richie believed that a day not spent bird watching was a day wasted and I will miss his infectious enthusiasm.” Timor project now completed A BUILDING project in East Timor sponsored by Millicent Catholics is now complete. Built of marble, the grotto was blessed by the Bishop of Baucau. There is a memorial commemorating the event and former Millicent parish priest Father John Herd has signed it on behalf of the Millicent Parish. Last year, the Millicent Catholic Church Pastoral Parish Council and St Anthony’s School in Millicent worked together in fund- raising to help a priest and his youth group, purchase materials to build the grotto. Among the fund raising initiatives was a three course Italian dinner held in St Alphonsus Hall. It was be prepared under the guidance of Lina Zurlino. Blacketer looks to enter politics FORMER Millicent resident Stephen Blacketer is making a fresh bid to enter politics. The Adelaide Hills resident is seeking Liberal Party preselection for the seat of Heysen. It is being vacated at the next poll by former Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond. In 2014 Mr Blacketer and former WIN-TV managing director Graeme Gilbertson both unsuccessfully contested South Ward on the Adelaide City Council. Mr Blacketer works in IT and has decided to step aside from his role as the Heysen Liberal Party State Electoral College president. His parents are Millicent identities Dot and Max Blacketer. MILLICENT MARKET REPORT 16/2/17 Quality yarding was dominated by bullocks and cows, which saw the return of two processors Vealer heifers over 330kgs to $3.38 Vealer steers over 330kgs to $3.50 Cows over 520kgs to $2.48 Bulls over 600kgs to $2.80 Steers 500kgs - 600kgs to $3.30 (the highest price in the SE for the week) Congratulations to Pat & Kym Sullivan for topping both the bullocks $2157.88 and cows $1960.20 Congratulations to the Sapiatzer family for selling vealers at $1570.63, sired by Goodnwindi Bulls Next Millicent Market - 2/3/17 @ 9am 703648 The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 3 students, writing to Minister Close about the removal of bonus points from regional schools. Despite the disadvantage, Ms Brooks said she worked hard to receive an offer to the University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Law and Commerce program. “Everyone complains about the stress of Year 12, but I think it’s not as bad as what people make it out to be,” she said. “Of course it is stressful with all the deadlines and it’s go, go, go all the time, but I just did what I had to do. “At the end of the day, I knew I just had to get it done.” Ms Brooks is currently undertak- ing a traineeship at Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill before starting her university degree next year. eldersrealestate.com.au 30597 Princes Highway, Millicent 23.5 Acres/9.5 Ha EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST close 4pm Wednesday 1st March 2017, offers to Elders Millicent • Situated 6kms south east of Millicent • 2 allotments on 1 title, bushland blocks • Zoned Primary Production • Predominantly stone 2 bedroom home • Renovated kitchen & wet areas • New carpet in the bedrooms and living room • R/c split system, s/c wood fire, 2 fireplaces • 5,000g tank (connected to house), bore, tank & windmill • Double garage, fruit trees Don’t miss the opportunity as these properties don’t come along very often! Kerry Smith 0419803836 | firstname.lastname@example.org Web ID 11070987 (RLA62833) 709739 HIGH ACHIEVER: Kangaroo Inn Area School graduate Chelsea Brooks was one of 27 Year 12 students across the state selected for the prestigious Governor of South Australia Commendation award. The 18-year-old was nominated by her school for her outstanding academic and personal achievements in the South Australian Certificate of Education.
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