The South Eastern Times : January 16th 2018
2 OPINION MEMBERS of the Millicent community have invested in many ways in the Sheoak Lodge aged care facility which is attached to Millicent and District Hospital. As a result, it is a pleasure to publish in this edition of The South Eastern Times it has again passed its three-yearly accreditation process. The 60-bed facility had to meet 44 exacting standards and pass the inspection of two independent external assessors. The same standards apply across the nation and Millicent can continue to be assured its aged residents are receiving the very best of care. Full credit for re-accreditation must go OUR VIEW to the nursing, administrative and support staff at Sheoak Lodge as well as the many volunteers who provide assistance. The re-accreditation process for Millicent’s other aged care provider is now under way with its next three-yearly inspection due in the second part of this year. Boneham Aged Care Services incorporating Mary Cecelia Hart Court will come under the scrutiny of the Aged Care Standards Agency and The South Eastern Times is confident it will again meet the 44 criteria. It is rare for a town the size of Millicent to have two aged care facilities of this size and excellence. Not only are our aged residents able to stay in their hometown, but the two facilities are major employers of nurses, administrators, cooks and support staff. Sheoak Lodge and Boneham Aged Care Services are in existence today because past residents had the vision to create such facilities. In the case of Sheoak Lodge, the then Millicent and District Board in the 1990s embarked on an ambitious project and TALKING TO THE TIMES What are your plans for Australia Day on Friday January 26? 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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 Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 726885 COMMENT Separation package proof of financial mismanagement THE Weatherill Labor Government has spent $448.7m on separation packages to reduce the number of public servants yet had actually increased the number of public servants by 3501. This is another example of the financial mismanagement and incompetence of the Weatherill Labor Government. Clearly while the Weatherill Labor INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................12 PUZZLES ........................................................14 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................17 BEEF FEATURE ....................LIFTOUT WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday: Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31. Wednesday: Sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 30 to 37. Thursday: Very hot and sunny. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to northwesterly during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 16 and 19 with daytime temperatures reaching around 40. Tuesday Max 27°C Min 11°C Mostly sunny Chance of Rain - no rain UV: Extreme Wednesday Max 32°C Min 12°C Sunny Chance of Rain - no rain UV: Extreme Thursday Max 38°C Min 17°C Very hot and sunny Chance of Rain - no rain UV: Extreme 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Coastal – Tuesday: Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Seas 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening. 1st Swell Southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell South to southeasterly around 1 metre. Wednesday: Winds Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning. 1st Swell Southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 3.5 metres south of Beachport for a period during the morning. 2nd Swell Southeasterly around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning. Tues 16th Sunrise 6.05am Sunset 8.31pm Wed 17th Sunrise 6.06am Sunset 8.31pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 16 1.15am 1.2m 9.10am 0.4m 1.14pm 0.6m 5.28pm 0.3m Wed 17 1.47am 1.3m 9.21am 0.4m 1.43pm 0.7m 6.03pm 0.3m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 16 1.27am 1.2m 9.22am 0.4m 1.26pm 0.6m 5.40pm 0.3m Wed 17 1.59am 1.3m 9.33am 0.4m 1.55pm 0.7m 6.15pm 0.3m 725591 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Government is spending millions of taxpayers’ dollars to get public servants out the front door they are replacing them and employing thousands more through the back door. It seems almost incomprehensible that a government would spend so much taxpayers’ money on trying to reduce the size of the public sector only to fail so spectacularly. Sadly, it appears Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis and the Weatherill Labor Government are not concerned about whether or not the scheme is actually achieving what it was meant to achieve. If elected in March, a Marshall Liberal Government will initiate an urgent review into the operations of the targeted voluntary separation scheme to ensure it operates in the best interests of taxpayers as well as the public servants involved. A key weakness of the current scheme is that ministers and departments have subverted the key requirement for the offering of each TVSP which is there has to be a net reduction of one public service position for each TVSP. Instead, job positions are being renamed and replaced immediately or after a short time period. Any review of the scheme should also consider the financial sense and value of offering TVSPs to 76-year-old public servants as revealed in evidence to the budget and finance committee. Rob Lucas Shadow Treasurer Parking poses a problem for holidaymakers in Millicent MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist THE frenzy of Christmas and ribaldry of the new year are past and many people have settled into holidays. Millicent is experiencing a share of visitors and they are shopping at our supermarkets and meandering in and out of other businesses too. The public library and art gallery have also enjoyed tourists walking through their doors and digging deeper into what makes our community what it is. One local business owner was treated to a mini tirade about parking in the main street from a visitor. Well, this sounded interesting, what’s not to like about parking in George Street? Granted, reverse parking can be a bit of a challenge but most of us have power steering and we get plenty of practice. No, it was not this, it was one-hour parking zones. Well, hide my lunch and call me hungry I could not have told you the time length of parks anywhere in Millicent. I probably do not park for an hour on any given occasion but then, I’m not undertaking a holiday wander in and out of local shops. Mind you, I could easily spend time in our secondhand business and a few clothes shops. As it was, I had parked in a 15 minute loading zone and spent at least that amount of time chatting in one shop as I reviewed the sale stock. They are a little more vigilante in cities and bigger towns where finding a park is rather more of a challenge. If one-hour parking is a source of anxiety for our visitors, then I think we can direct them to parking near the parklands or one street over. Just quietly and you did not hear me say this but one could grow old waiting for a parking inspector to walk by and ping you. MICK Tantanoola I will be going to the Australia Day breakfast in Millicent as I go most years. ROGER Millicent I will go to Millicent’s breakfast and then watch the televised Australia/ England cricket match from the Adelaide Oval. CHONTELLE Beachport I will be having breakfast at the special event at Beachport. enlisted the support of the District Council of Millicent and other key stakeholders. With the backing of the state and federal governments, the first stage was opened in 1995 and it doubled in size a decade later. Millicent grazier Ebenezer Boneham laid the foundations for the facility which now bears his name by a magnificent bequest following his death in 1944. Other bequests, government grants and many volunteer hours have created the modern-day Boneham Aged Care Services. Aged care facilities elsewhere in South Australia have rightly got some bad press last year, but Millicent can be proud of the care provided to its elderly.
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