The South Eastern Times : May 16th 2017
2 OPINION IT is pleasing that a major national company has seen fit to continue its 117 year commitment to the farmers and wider community of Millicent and district. The South Eastern Times has had a mutually beneficial relationship with Landmark and its predecessors since 1900. The stock and station agency has consolidated its operations and just moved into new premises on McIntyre Road. The company recently achieved a record rural land auction price of almost $7000 per acre. This newspaper trusts Landmark will OUR VIEW achieve many more sales in Millicent in the decades to come. Star power IT is around 50 years since a cricket team laden with past and up-coming Test players played against a local team on the new turf wicket adjacent to the Cellulose Mill at Snuggery. Such an event is still recalled to this day. Another major sporting occasion took place at the nearby Tantanoola Oval on Saturday and it is likely it will still be remembered in 2067. The Tantanoola Football Club arranged for retired AFL star Daniel Kerr to make a guest appearance for the Tigers. With two runners-up placings in the Brownlow Medal, there is no doubt that Kerr was a superstar of the game. It appeared that he was not 100pc fit but there were still enough flashes of brilliance to satisfy the bumper crowd. After the game, Kerr was happy to sign autographs, mix with fans and give a candid speech at a sports night. Tantanoola players did not get to sing their victory song at game’s end but they would have been enriched by Kerr’s presence. Footy powerbrokers have long overlooked McLaughlin Park and Mid South East Football League venues when it has come to playing AFL trials. Instead, such games have been allocated to venues at Mount Gambier and Penola. The Tantanoola Football Club is thus to be commended for bringing a taste of the AFL to our own backyard. TALKING TO THE TIMES What will the impact on your shopping be when Aldi opens a supermarket in Mount Gambier? 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 Fast speeds begin at 25Mbps Wonderful memories created COMMENT I WRITE to respond to David Walshaw’s letter that appeared in The South Eastern Times on May 11 regarding his experience with the NBN. There are many reasons why a particular speed ordered by an end user on the NBN network is not achieved. It can be the result of complex in-home wiring of an existing phone system, especially if the premises has multiple phone outlets. Other reasons include bad placement of the modem in the home, faulty in-home equipment or congestion on the retail service provider system. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ...........................................8 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............16 PUZZLES ........................................................17 TV GUIDE .......................................................18 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................19 SPORT ..............................................................20 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 16°C Min 5°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 45% 1-5mm UV: Low Wednesday Max 17°C Min 9°C Showers Chance of Rain - 85% 5-10mm UV: Low Thursday Max 17°C Min 9°C Possible shower Chance of Rain - 40% 1-5mm UV: Low 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. Medium chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Wednesday: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers. Winds northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h turning easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Thursday: Cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots early morning. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by the evening. Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Wednesday: Winds northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly during the evening. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore. 1st swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres. 2nd swell south to southeasterly around 1 metre. Tues 16th Sunrise 7.02am Sunset 5.07pm Wed 17th Sunrise 7.03am Sunset 5.06pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 16 2.10am 0.82m 6.40am 0.43m 3.05pm 1.32m 11.12pm 0.72m Wed 17 2.35am 0.78m 7.01am 0.48m 3.38pm 1.24m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 16 2.22am 0.82m 6.52am 0.43m 3.17pm 1.32m 11.24pm 0.72m Wed 17 2.47am 0.78m 7.13am 0.48m 3.50pm 1.24m 708605 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au In other words, it is worth checking to see if there are issues that can be easily resolved that are impacting broadband speeds in individual premises. It is true that during the 18 month period of co-existence when NBN is activating broadband services prior to the disconnection of Telstra landline services, some NBN services will be slowed by interference. When applying to activate a customer on the NBN, retail service providers should be able to determine whether the plan they are selling is capable of being delivered to that customer, based on their distance from the node. More than 80pc of the 2 million NBN users in Australia today have ordered a 25 Mbps download speed plans or less. These preferred speed plans range across all technologies, including fibre to the premises. The NBN considers fast broadband begins at 25 Mbps speeds. By comparison, an average speed on ADSL2 is around 6 - 8 Mbps. The speed Mr Walshaw says he is currently achieving is capable of live streaming high definition television services and having up to six devices working simultaneously in the home. Customers with any queries about the NBN and how it works can search the NBN website at www. nbnco.com.au but in the first instance, we recommend that specific issues should be raised by customers with their retail service providers. Jill Bottrall NBN corporate affairs manager - South Australia & Northern Territory MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist THERE are weeks in one’s life that are standout wonderful times. On reflection most of mine have involved travel but also include Christmases with our young, and even adult, sons. The first week of May was one such week for John and I and it had a delightful mix of sons, family, friends and travel. On the Tuesday, it was our son, Seamus’ university graduation from the University of Adelaide. Both he and our older son flew to Adelaide for this event, as well as our almost son, Rowan. We only had three tickets to get into the ceremony for the four of us. We developed a plan of attack which involved John showing the tickets to the person for scanning and we three would huddle together in an amorphous group which slowly kept moving forward. It worked like a dream and Rowan was astonished at our success and audacity. It was grand to see Seamus walk across the stage and receive his Bachelor of Media, the culmination of four years of study, a new life in the city, new friends and interests. The next day was my 60th birthday. We had a lovely walk and lunch in the Botanical Gardens. In the evening, we had dinner with family and friends. John and I then went on a road trip to the Victorian mallee to catch up with friends and to see the painted art silos in the Yarriambiack Shire. Being a bit of an art enthusiast, I loved the huge portraits painted on grain silos at Patchewollock, Brim, Sheep Hills and Rupunyup. I am awed by the artists’ ability to paint to scale on such large canvases. These tall structures stand out in the flat mallee landscape. This country is like the paintings - huge, big skies, paddocks and machinery. MARLENE DEAN Millicent There will be no impact on me as I shop in my home town. NOELEEN SNEATH Hatherleigh I would not shop at Aldi as I prefer to shop locally. ROBERT WATSON Hatherleigh It would not affect me because I am happy with the Millicent shops.
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