The South Eastern Times : April 18th 2017
2 OPINION THE deaths of two men around 2000 years apart will be recognised on two occasions in Millicent this month. One of the commemorations took place on Friday while the other will occur in a week from now. Hundreds of worshippers in Millicent’s churches gathered on Good Friday to reflect on the death of Jesus Christ many centuries ago. This mystery and His resurrection “on the third day” are core beliefs for Christians. However, the large majority of Millicent residents did not participate in any formal religious observance. OUR VIEW Indeed, the amount of community, sporting and business activities in Millicent on Good Friday are increasing and the level is starting to match that of most other public holidays. A number of retailers traded on Good Friday as well as a restaurant and a commercial workshop. A golf tournament was played, the Millicent Visitor Information Centre and Millicent National Trust Living History Museum were open and television viewers could watch an AFL match from Melbourne for the first time. Going back a generation, there was far less activity of this nature on Good Friday in Millicent and in cities and towns across Australia. Meanwhile, the second commemoration of a death will occur at the Millicent Cross of Sacrifice on Anzac Day when the supreme sacrifice of Private Dennis Nelson is acknowledged. Due to the efforts of the Millicent sub-branch of the Returned and Services League and the backing of Wattle Range TALKING TO THE TIMES Does Easter have a religious significance to you? 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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 SOMETIMES, when wellknown people die, even though you do not know them personally, it has deep impact. This is how I am feeling about the death of the comedian. John Clarke. I have listened, watched and read John Clarke for most of my adult life. My first memory of him was in radio skits in which he did a Fred Dagg monologue about some topical issue. I can recall one being on the debate as to whether we should export uranium. INDEX TRADES AND SERVICES ..............12 TV GUIDE .......................................................13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 50 YEARS AGO ........................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 25°C Min 9°C Sunny Chance of Rain - 0% UV: Moderate Wednesday Max 27°C Min 11°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 25% 1-5mm UV: Moderate Thursday Max 23°C Min 14°C Shower or two Chance of Rain - 65% 5-10mm UV: Moderate 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Tuesday: Sunny. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Slight (25%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Winds east to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Thursday: Cloudy. Medium (65%) chance of showers. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds north to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon. Seas below 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday. Wednesday: Winds east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Beachport. Swell southwesterly 4 to 5 metres. Tues 18th Sunrise 6.37am Sunset 5.37pm Wed 19th Sunrise 6.38am Sunset 5.36pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 18 2.28am 0.76m 7.34am 0.4m 3.56pm 1.13m Wed 19 7.46am 0.46m 4.39pm 1.05m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 18 2.40am 0.76m 7.46am 0.4m 4.08pm 1.13m Wed 19 7.58am 0.46m 4.51pm 1.05m 708601 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au He had a line about knowing that we were selling it to nations who wouldn’t use it to make nuclear weapons, but then,”how we were to know that the Indians would sell it on to the Pakistanis.” In one line he got to the nub of a serious issue and made us laugh at the inherent absurdity. He was the writer and a Deaths have deep impact Climate meet praised crucial performer in The Gillies Report. MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist This was a superb piece of Australian comedy which sent up the likes of the then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke, and the Opposition leader, Andrew Peacock. With the series, ‘The Games,’ the behind the scenes take on the organization of the Sydney Olympics had me in stitches on a weekly basis throughout the series. The 100 metre running track only being 96 metres long just spun me out. He wrote newspaper articles which took the form of answers to an unknown quiz. This format was so original and belly-achingly funny. I loved it so much that I have emulated it on a couple of occasions. His satirical commentary on politics and social culture has been priceless. His death has diminished a part of me. That part which so wants to be able to see a lighter side of the hard stuff upon which it is difficult to have any personal impact. Have your say. If you have a view or wish to comment on any community issue we would like to hear from you. I WOULD like to congratulate and thank Anne Daw and Debbie Nulty for arranging a meeting at Kingston on last week with Federal Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler. It was a rare opportunity to air local concerns about aquifer sustainability and the need for the state’s prime agricultural land to be protected from invasive oil, gas and mineral mining. The gaps in all our knowledge on many issues do not stop with politicians but the minister needed no education about looming future issues for Australia and the world, including the current 50 million refugees becoming possibly 250 million by midcentury. The Pentagon is constantly monitoring stability threats. Some Pacific Islander people are sadly already being evacuated from their homes due to rising sea levels. Australia stands to lose billions of dollars as our major cities are all built on the coast and Adelaide’s beaches could potentially be gone in 10 years. Europe is already embracing the “circular economy”. As the mineral sweet spots of the Earth are depleted, mining is done in more expensive ways in more remote spots for lower grade commodities. After only 160 years, the industrial revolution has rapidly depleted oil reserves and smart solutions are urgently needed. I applaud the younger generations who are aware and active in this area and they should be given continued support and encouragement. Heather Heggie, Naracoorte Please write to: The Editor PO Box 22 Millicent SA 5280 Fax 8733 4341 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MARIE KARPOWICZ Mount Gambier Yes, because Jesus died for our sins and rose from the dead. MALCOLM HANN Beachport The Easter celebration is about Christ’s sacrifice and His rising from the dead. PAULINE FERGUSON Millicent Definitely. We would not have an Easter unless we had the death and resurrection of Jesus. Council, his name will join the list of other local service personnel who died in World War I and World War II. The dedication will form part of the mid-morning service. It is long overdue as Pte Nelson was killed in Vietnam almost 50 years ago. It is expected that members of the Nelson family will travel from Melbourne and Adelaide to witness this sombre event. It would be fitting for a large turn-out on this Anzac Day and especially from the community of Mount Burr where Dennis and the Nelson family lived in the decade after World War II.
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