The South Eastern Times : May 25th 2017
2 OPINION MILLICENT was at the centre of state politics exactly 50 years ago when our Labor member of parliament Des Corcoran went within a whisker of being elected state premier. If just two members of the Labor Caucus had changed their votes, the Tantanoola Primary School and Millicent High School old scholar would have assumed the state leadership in succession to retiring premier Frank Walsh. Instead of our MP, the Labor Caucus chose the graduate of the Collegiate School of Saint Peter and the University of Adelaide. History shows that Mr Corcoran served OUR VIEW as a loyal deputy to Mr Dunstan for the following 12 years and was then premier briefly in his own right. The so-called “Dunstan Decade” of the 1970s was a time of great social reform. There is little doubt that South Australia would have been a different place if Mr Corcoran had won that leadership ballot half a century ago. Matters of faith MATTERS of faith feature in the news pages of this edition with St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School announcing a $1.8m building program. On the other hand, the departure of Pastor Arthur Tzanakis from the Millicent Baptist Church this weekend will cut the number of resident Christian ministers in Millicent to two. No announcement has yet been made on his successor. The number of resident Christian ministers is the lowest in Millicent since colonial times and compares to the 10 TALKING TO THE TIMES 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising: Christian Greco Phone: 8733 3755, Email: email@example.com Advertising Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Jason Wallace Email: email@example.com Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: 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 Beachport road name background In-patient impatience WE would like address the comments made at a recent Wattle Range Council meeting concerning renaming of a section of North West Terrace at Beachport. Dr Ken Westphalen was not “just a doctor and he got paid for it” (The South Eastern Times, May 16), he was an outstanding citizen. He received the Australia Day Citizen of the Year award in 1998. Dr Ken set up at his own cost and financial risk, with no assistance from any local authority, a medical practice in Beachport. Thanks to Dr Ken, Beachport not only still has a medical practice within the town, but has since attracted a fantastic pharmacist and pharmacy. Dr Ken was the instigator of Meals on Wheels to Beachport, the seniors club and upgrading of the old customs house. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ...........................................8 PUZZLES ........................................................14 TV GUIDE .......................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 25 4.06am 0.6m 12.08pm 1.4m 8.07pm 0.6m 11.55pm 0.8m Friday 26 4.06am 0.5m 12.42pm 1.5m 9.02pm 0.6m Thursday Max 17°C Min 10°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 75% 5-10mm UV: Low Friday Max 17°C Min 7°C Cloudy Chance of rain - 15% 1-5mm UV: Low Saturday Max 18°C Min 10°C Shower or two developing Chance of rain - 70% 10-15mm UV: Low Sunday Max 14°C Min 9°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 75% 1-5mm UV: Low Monday Max 15°C Min 7°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 40% 1-5mm UV: Low District: Thursday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. Winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Friday Cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 18. Saturday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Coastal: Thursday Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Lower South East Coast.Winds Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots early morning, and further to 20 to 30 knots south of Port MacDonnell during the morning. Winds turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, then becoming west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots from late afternoon, easing to 10 to 15 knots late evening. Seas 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres early morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening. Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending westerly 2.5 metres by early evening, then tending west to southwesterly 2.5 metres later in the evening. Friday Winds Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day. Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3.5 to 4.5 metres during the late morning. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, May 25, 2017 Saturday 27 12.28am 0.8m 4.29am 0.4m 1.17pm 1.5m 10.01pm 0.6m Sunday 28 1.00am 0.8m 5.00am 0.3m 1.53pm 1.5m 11.01pm 0.6m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 25 4.18am 0.6m 12.20pm 1.4m 8.19pm 0.6m Friday 26 12.07am 0.8m 4.18am 0.5m 12.54pm 1.5m 9.14pm 0.6m Saturday 27 12.40am 0.8m 4.41am 0.4m 1.29pm 1.5m 10.13pm 0.6m Sunday 28 1.12am 0.8m 5.12am 0.3m 2.05pm 1.5m 11.13pm 0.6m Thursday 25th Sunrise 7.09am Sunset 5.01pm Friday 26th Sunrise 7.10am Sunset 5.00pm Saturday 27th Sunrise 7.11am Sunset 5.00pm Sunday 28th Sunrise 7.11am Sunset 4.59pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 708536 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: 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 He was an active member of the Beachport Rivoli Bay Lions Club, a St Nicholas Anglican Church warden and parish councillor for over a decade, as well as being a local councillor for four years on the Beachport District Council. He was on call 24 hours a day for seven days a week for 15 years and did much unheralded work with the local police force. Alongside Dr Ken at all times was his wife and partner Phyl - as he admitted many patients preferred to see Phyl in the reception rather than himself “the doctor”. We cannot think of a more deserving couple to have a road named after them as their impact on the town has been substantial and long lasting. Guy and Sue Wheal, Wayne and Loraine Green, Frank Corigliano Beachport I HAD an unfortunate incident recently when I rang Millicent Hospital to make an appointment for an x-ray. The woman answering the phone was so rude I was left gobsmacked. She kept saying “ring Benson”. I said “this is the number on the form, don’t they do x-rays at the hospital?” She said “I do not have the time for this - ring Benson” and slammed down the phone. I cannot believe anyone could be so rude. What is happening to our hospital? Christine Grant Millicent What would you expect to happen if you had to go to the Accident and Emergency Department of Millicent and District Hospital? WENDY ATKINSON Beachport I would expect to have a doctor on duty to treat me. LEONIE NOWAK Millicent You would expect to be seen by a doctor. BOB BAXTER Millicent I would expect to receive good service from the friendly and capable nursing staff like I have always had. who lived here as recently as the 1990s. For various reasons, the majority of the Millicent congregations is now overseen by clergy resident in either Mount Gambier or Penola. Census figures have shown a continuous decline in church membership in Millicent over many years and yet strong support remains for church schools such as St Anthony’s. Meanwhile, The South Eastern Times acknowledges the fine contribution to our community of Pastor Arthur and his warm hand of friendship extended to our staff.
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