The South Eastern Times : January 25th 2018
NEWS 9 Business operator to stand for council From front page “I see Liberal Party candidate Nick McBride and his wife Katherine in the shop every two or three weeks,” Nicole said. Her motivation for standing for council is due to many factors. “Being where I am in the shop, I talk to a lot of people who have concerns about council. “There are things they do and things they do not do. “There is a lady who lives at Rocky Camp who said the council was going to seal the road and that was three years ago. “There is the example of the cancellation of the pre-Christmas street party in George Street. “Wattle Range Council should have attempted to stand up and do something. “There are large numbers of family members who come down to Millicent for Christmas and council should have done something. “The street party is a good thing for all businesses.” Nicole said there are also matters relating to the Beachport boat ramp. There is one area of council expenditure which annoys the aspiring candidate. “It is the after-hours access to council vehicles by council employees. “I see them with their wives driving up the street to pick up food. “We are paying for this. “If we have a lot of debt, why don’t we look at ways of cutting back?” According to Nicole, council has a lot of facilities which could be used. “Why not have a market day or boot sale at the saleyards? “It would be good to attract some of these events to Millicent like the street drags. “There is plenty for the older people and younger people to do but nothing for the middle-aged group “Not everyone is interested in photographs, paintings and craft.” It is Nicole’s point of view that boredom causes young people to turn to drugs. “We have to do something for the kids. “We want to have attractions that will bring people from other towns into Millicent. “There is no big industry out there which will employ 500-600 people. “We have to have things for the tourists and we have to get things moving. “Millicent cannot be left back in the 1970s. “We have to create a town which is vibrant again”. Nicole said she will be accessible to the public in the second half of the year after she leaves the Junction Deli and moves back to volunteering in the Salvation Army shop in Millicent. “If they want to, they can come and talk to me”. Bankhouse art design revealed further fundraising. Planning approval has yet to be granted J.L. ‘FRED’ SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org A BEAUTIFUL water goddess will look out over Millicent’s main thoroughfare if plans of a new art group and an Adelaide artist come to fruition. The Imagine Millicent art group unveiled the mural design of Mimby Jones Robinson at a public function in the former bank building in Millicent last night. Imagine Millicent was formed late last year and the mural on the Art Deco building is the first of a number of public artworks which are earmarked for Millicent. The group had considered over a dozen other mural designs from local, national and international artists. It has already secured around half of the $21,500 mural cost and is seeking additional grants and undertaking by Wattle Range Council but the process is under way. In her successful submission, Ms Jones Robinson said the water goddess has blue hair which is blowing in the wind around her. “Leaves are blowing in the air which will also give the illusion the leaves are blowing from the gorgeous tree that stands in front of the building,” Ms Robinson said. “The concepts of air and water are a constant theme in the mural with the flow of hair representing water and the circulation of the leaves representing the air. “The geometric rainbow shapes create a colourful frame for the mural which make the water goddess stand out. “I truly feel that this mural when completed will be a fantastic tourist attraction for Millicent. “It would be an absolute honour for me to bring the former Millicent bank building alive with colour and beauty.” While in Millicent, Ms Robinson said she would be happy to hold a stencil workshop for the community program. “I would love to teach a workshop on how to use aerosol spray as well as make their own stencils,” she said. “These stencils could be small images or symbols that represent Millicent to them. “We could then create huge wings that we could spray our stencils on to. “The wings would be a fantastic way to engage the locals as well as tourists.” Ms Robinson works full-time as a visual artist specialising primarily in large scale colourful goddess wall murals and street art. She adorns herself in rainbow attire and is never seen without sparkles on her face, glitter in her hair and a colourful flower headdress on her head. A holder of a Bachelor of Visual Arts, she spent the past five years living in the United Kingdom, Victoria and South Australia creating mural work alongside the world’s most talented street artists. MURAL DESIGNER: A submission by Adelaide artist Mimby Jones Robinson has been chosen to decorate the 1930s-era former bank building in George Street, Millicent. Kimberly-Clark Corporation set for global shake-up From front page FIRST CANDIDATE: Millicent business operator Nicole Looby-McRostie will definitely be a candidate for Corcoran Ward when the four-yearly elections for Wattle Range Council are held in October. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union Pulp and Papermakers division has 260 members at the Millicent mill and its federal secretary Alex Miller told The South Eastern Times the local impact - if any - was not yet known. Mr Miller had heard from sources in America job losses would be evenly cut between staff and hourly-paid workers. According to Mr Miller sources said the identity of the 10 mills slated for closure had not yet been revealed. “If the Millicent mill was to be one to be off-loaded by the company, we would be strongly arguing for it to be sold rather than shut,” Mr Miller said. KCA Millicent Mill manager Scott Whicker yesterday referred this newspaper to KCA’s Sydney headquarters for comment. However, by press time a response had not been received. The Kimberly-Clark Corporation expects the restructure to generate annual pre-tax cost savings of around $550m by the end of 2021, driven by workforce reduction along with manufacturing supply chain efficiencies. Under the 2018 global restructuring program, the Picture: J.L. “FRED” SMITH The South Eastern Times, Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 9 company expects to close or sell approximately 10 manufacturing facilities and expand production capacity at several others to improve overall scale and cost. The company expects to exit or divest some low-margin businesses that generate approximately 1pc of company net sales, with the sales concentrated in the consumer tissue business segment. It is also understood declining birthrates are affecting diaper sales around the world. Kimberly-Clark Corporation chief executive Tom Falk said the changes would improve profitability, provide more flexibility in growth opportunities and help the company “compete even more effectively”. Mr Falk said although conscious of near-term challenging market conditions, the company planned to deliver stronger results while implementing the new restructure. The last major local restructure of KCA operations occurred in 2011 with the closure and demolition of the Tantanoola Mill as well as the loss of 200 jobs at the Millicent mill. Over the past 20 years, the number of KCA manufacturing plants has fallen from six to two.
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