The South Eastern Times : April 4th 2017
6 oPinion IT IS hoped the outcry by the Civil Contractors Federation of South Australia into the condition of our major roads will be loud enough to be heard in Adelaide. The alarming statistic of 17 fatalities on the Meningie to Millicent corridor is illustrative change is desperately needed in order to save lives. Perhaps there is no section more dangerous than the Millicent to Kingston route, which sees drivers navigate extremely narrow lane widths and a very poor road surface. The Millicent to Kingston route was OUR VIEW constructed in the 1930s to replace the previous Southern Ports Highway route and named the Princes Highway in 1938. It would not be outrageous to assume limited construction work has been undertaken on that stretch of road since. From 1955 to the late 90s, the highway from Tailem Bend to Victoria was signed as National Route 1 before it was replaced with a B1 designation, which classified the route as lesser quality and importance than its A1 counterparts. Unlike the Dukes Highway, the Princes Highway is not considered part of the national freight route and is therefore ineligible for direct Federal Government funding. The former national highway now falls under the authority of the State Government Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. However, if history is indicative of the future, the South East can look to 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 Moira neagle Guest columnist IT IS my opinion that the best writing comes from acknowledging what is at the forefront of your mind and allowing it to take shape on the page. This past week the pain of grief has lodged itself between my temples. I can’t and don’t want to know the pain of losing someone suddenly in a tragic accident. Watching someone you love slowly ebb away is painful enough but indeX 50 years ago ...........................................8 trades and services ..............17 Puzzles ........................................................18 tv guide .......................................................19 classifieds ............................................20 sPort results ..................................21 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Thursday: Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Tuesday Max 23°C Min 8°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 0% UV: High Wednesday Max 25°C Min 9°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - 0% UV: High Thursday Max 27°C Min 11°C Sunny Chance of Rain - 0% UV: High 6 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Coastal – Tuesday: Winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, temporarily easing to below 10 knots from dawn to mid afternoon. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday. Wednesday: Winds southeasterly about 10 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon. Seas below 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 1.5 metres. Tues 4th Sunrise 6.25am Sunset 5.57pm Wed 5th Sunrise 6.26am Sunset 5.56pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 4 8.10am 0.28m 5.14pm 1.0m Wed 5 8.43am 0.37m 7.07pm 0.93m 10.02pm0.88m11.49pm 0.9m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 4 8.22am 0.28m 5.26pm 1.0m Wed 5 8.55am 0.37m 7.19pm 0.93m 10.14pm 0.88m 708599 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 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. 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 TALKING TO THE TIMES Who are you supporting this football season? Pat Muhovics, Millicent The Crows because they’re the pride of South Australia. heidi Muhovics, Millicent The Bombers because it’s their year this year. charlie Muhovics, Millicent I’m going for Essendon because dad goes for them. the ongoing Penola Bypass funding fiasco for a better understanding of the likelihood of State Government regional road funding. While hundreds of millions of dollars are spent in Adelaide to build 100 metre tram lines and six minute shortcuts into the city, the regions are again looked over by a city-centrist government intent on one thing, reelection. The people of the South East want and deserve to see a change in priorities and have money spent in our region, particularly if the reward is saving lives. Loss and grief cast long shadows over life at least it allows you a transition period in which a sketch can evolve of the nature of the grief to come. However, to begin a day with a normal routine, to leave the house in the morning with your head full of what must be done in the day and to plan ahead for the evening meal might be mundane but it is what we expect and there is safety in it. To receive a phone call during the day which haltingly and reluctantly relays a tragedy; this single act, shatters the present as well as the window on your view of the future. To crumple, to deflate, to implode - are all verbs immediately enacted. The mind must grapple with totality of changed circumstances, what was expected at the beginning of the day, the shape of one’s life and the timetable of expectations. Grief blisters the soul, bubbles of pain build and erupt spilling their misery into every corner of your being. The burn will gradually ease but its jagged scars will endure. The grey cloying clay of sorrow does not evaporate, dissipate or even seep away. It is there every day on the horizon like a presence. Even on the sunniest day, there will be a cumulonimbus cloud towering in your sky. You get used to the shadow it casts but life is always sadder than it used to be.
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