The South Eastern Times : February 1st 2018
6 OPINION THERE has been an outpouring of goodwill to the news on Australia Day that Tantanoola resident Beth Serle had been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Her citation stated she was recognised for her long and varied contribution to the administration of basketball at Mount Gambier and across country South Australia. Since her OAM was announced, hundreds of people have contacted The South Eastern Times via our social media presence and expressed their warm congratulations. It is the greatest response since our OUR VIEW Facebook page was created several years ago and a selection of the comments appear on this page. Although Ms Serle retired more than 15 years ago from the staff of Millicent High School, her dedication to her students over a number of decades is well remembered. Whether it be as a peerless chemistry teacher or as a sports coach, the impact on her pupils was invariably positive and long-lasting. Ms Serle has also been a great supporter of sport in her home community of Tantanoola where she was born into the prominent Holloway clan. She was one the driving forces behind the annual “gala day” which was the principal annual fundraiser for Tantanoola Primary School for over four decades. TALKING TO THE TIMES What are you looking forward to at school? 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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 Tantanoola resident congratulated on accolade THE awarding of an Order of Australia Medal to Tantanoola resident Beth Serle has struck a chord with the local community. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ........................................10 TV GUIDE .......................................................12 PUZZLES ........................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 1 1.53am 1.29m 10.02am 0.34m 1.43pm 0.59m 5.41pm 0.27m Friday 2 2.23am 1.28m 10.28am 0.39m 2.16pm 0.68m 6.20pm 0.25m Thursday Max 23°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of rain - 10% <1mm UV: Extreme Friday Max 26°C Min 12°C Cloud clearing Chance of rain - 5% <1mm UV: Extreme Saturday Max 28°C Min 12°C Sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Sunday Max 27°C Min 12°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: Extreme Monday Max 28°C Min 11°C Mostly sunny Chance of rain - 0% UV: High District: Thursday Partly cloudy. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning then becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 8 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 22 to 27. Friday Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 24 to 30. Saturday Sunny. Winds southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 32. Coastal: Thursday Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening. Friday Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots north of Port MacDonnell. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres. Swell southwesterly 1.5 metres. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 1, 2018 Saturday 3 2.51am 1.24m 10.46am 0.44m 2.50pm 0.77m 6.57pm 0.27m Sunday ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 1 2.05am 1.29m 10.14am 0.34m 1.55pm 0.59m 5.53pm 0.27m Friday 2 2.35am 1.28m 10.40am 0.39m 2.28pm 0.68m 6.32pm 0.25m Saturday 3 3.03am 1.24m 10.58am 0.44m 3.02pm 0.77m 7.09pm 0.27m Sunday 4 3.31am 1.17m 8.49am 0.46m 3.38pm 0.83m 7.48pm 0.32m Thursday 1st Friday 2nd Saturday 3th Sunday 4th Sunrise 6.23am Sunset 8.21pm Sunrise 6.24am Sunset 8.20pm Sunrise 6.25am Sunset 8.19pm Sunrise 6.25am Sunset 8.19pm 725608 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 4 3.19am 1.17m 8.37am 0.46m 3.26pm 0.83m 7.36pm 0.32m More than 200 messages of congratulations have been posted on the Facebook page of The South Eastern Times for the volunteer basketball administrator and retired Millicent High School teacher. Here is a selection: Troy Forrest: A school teacher that spent her Sundays running extra Chemistry classes for us in Year 12 - everyone turned up each week. Amazing teacher, congratulations Mrs Serle. Tony Clifford: Congratulations Beth. The best teacher I ever had, plus she gave so much time to coaching me and others in athletics during the 70s. A great person to boot. Joanne Malingre: Truly deserved. Her commitment and generosity of her time, sporting skills and knowledge positively impacted me from 1972 to 1976 (including causing me stay at school to complete my education). Kylie Duncan: Congratulations, you are a very worthy recipient of this prestigious award. You are an amazing contributor to basketball Mount Gambier and the South East. How lucky we are to have you. Noeleen Sneath: Congratulations Beth. So well deserved. You are an amazing ambassador to all of our area and you are held in the highest respect by us all. So, thrilled for you and your family. June Francken: Oh Wow. Congratulations Beth Serle, very well deserved I’m sure. Knew you as a teacher (deputy head too, I seem to recall) at Millicent High School back in the 1960’s. Formidable but fair. Simon Goode: Congratulations Mrs Serle (it will also be Mrs Serle to me). I have finally learned that chemistry is not magic. Robert Bosco: Congratulations Mrs Serle. Well deserved. It’s the extracurricula actives that I remember the most. I still remember your lessons on how to run relay. Jane Skeer: Thank you Beth Serle for giving your time to so many and especially me, you were a terrific coach and mentor. Sharon Adams: Congratulations Beth. So many lives have been touched by your love for basketball. Bruce Burford: Congratulations Beth. I was a colleague in my first years of teaching at Millicent High School. Michelle Gadd: Congratulations Beth. I remember your hard work and dedication in coaching netball and softball. Ian Rae: Exceptional teacher, person and I must say an acknowledgement long overdue. Kylie Wright: Such a worthy recipient. Congratulations Beth you really are a legend. All your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Mandy McIntyre: What a very well deserved award Beth. Congratulations, our sporting community is richer because of your contributions. Jill Burgess: Congratulations Beth. An amazing teacher who inspired many and gave me a love of maths. Sandra Melrose: So well deserved. Beth is a beautiful person who has contributed so much. Heather Hill: Congratulations Mrs Serle. You deserve whatever comes your way. Great maths teacher, you got the best out of me. Peter Duncan: Congratulations Beth. Thanks for your never ending energy in molding young basketballers. Well deserved. Jodie Sinel: Sending a huge congratulations Beth. An honour thoroughly deserved. You were a wonderful mentor to me at high school. Brett Copping: Congratulations Mrs Serle. A wonderful achievement. I can still remember you coaching me in primary school. Liz Sutcliffe: So very well deserved Beth. Remembering corner spry practice recess and lunchtime for inter school sports day. Ball skills started then. MAGGIE BUHLMANN, Millicent Drawing with textas. MAEVA ELLIS, Millicent Drawing with pens. KAIA GREEN, Millicent Reading books. It has only been in recent years the underage carnival for the region’s footballers and netballers has shifted to McLaughlin Park at Millicent. Another sporting sphere to benefit from the sure hand of Ms Serle was the Mid South East Netball Association where her opinions in the weekly budget were always eagerly read. She coached the Tantanoola Netball Club to a premiership and is a life member of the organisation. The contribution of Beth Serle to our community through sport and education has been immense and her OAM is richly deserved.
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