The South Eastern Times : February 8th 2018
NEWS 7 WARM WELCOME: Stallholder Karin Abbott welcomed Adelaide visitors Italo and Christine Bresatz to the ninth annual Rendelsham Market Day on Sunday. Vaccine added to national program Picture: J.L “FRED” SMITH A QUAD-strain meningococcal vaccine will be added to the national immunisation program ahead of the next peak meningococcal season expected in the second half of the year. The new vaccine (Nimenrix) will cover against the A, C, W and Y strains of the rare, but deadly bacterial infection. The announcement follows the ear- lier decision by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee to recommend the listing of the vaccine for infants 12 months of age. In welcoming the new vaccine, Member for Barker Tony Pasin said there was “still more to do” in ensuring effective cover against the B-strain. “As a father of two young children I understand how frightening this disease is,” he said. Village market success Region popular with summer tourists “Meningococcal has affected many J.L. ‘FRED’ SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org A CROWD well in excess of 500 guaranteed the success of the ninth annual Rendelsham Village Market and Auction last Sunday. An initiative of the Rendelsham Sports and Progress Association, it was staged in the Rendelsham Community Hall and grounds from mid-morning until early afternoon. Each yearly market has a variety of stalls with great interest shown in the home produce, small goods and snake awareness information stalls. As in previous years, the Royal Flying Doctors Service had an information booth and its Millicent support group presented a certificate of appreciation to the market organisers. Live music was provided by various local artists including the Beachport Ukulele Group. Among the hundreds of auction entries were a twin tub washer, six drawer upright freezer and a leather lounge suite. A new computer printer which had a sales receipt of $960 sold for $105. Volunteer auctioneers included Trevor Rayson, Ben Treloar and John Chay and there were 90 registered bidders. RSPA member Dawn Williams has been the market coordinator for all nine sales and she said the 40 stalls were on par with previous years. According to Ms Williams, some stall-holders had been present since the first sale including Millicent home-based baker Karin Abbott and Meek’s butchers. She said stallholders had come from as far as Lucindale, Glencoe and Mount Gambier. “The market is the main yearly fundraiser for the Rendelsham Sports and Progress Association,” Ms Williams said. “By raising funds and obtaining grants, we have been able to build the town entrance signs as well as install the history panels at the parking bay. “We also joined with the Rendelsham Community Hall Management Committee to upgrade the kitchen in May last year. “It cost $32,000 and the other half came from Wattle Range Council.” Ms Abbott occupied her usual place in the main body of the Rendelsham Community Hall. She arrived at 8am to set up and was ready when the doors opened to the public an hour later. “This is my once a year effort and it has been a big baking week,” Ms Abbott said, “I used to go to the Nangula and Legacy markets but this is now the only one. “I keep records of all I sell and my carrot cakes and date rolls are the most popular. “I sell out most years.” Ms Abbott said she was happy to see her stallholder fees go to assist the work of the RSPA. “Rendelsham is a good community and they are lovely people,” she said. Another to sing the praises of the RSPA and its yearly market was first time stallholder Sharlene Miles. With other family members, they run the South East Snake Awareness Group which is a commercial and educational venture. They displayed venomous snakes as well as lizards, pythons and a young red-necked wallaby. Ms Miles said she was pleased with the size of the crowd at Rendelsham and the level of interest shown in her group’s display. “We go to as many of these markets as we can,” Ms Miles said. “It is about raising awareness and educating the public.” WEEKLY PRIZES TOTALLING $100! $1000 IN PRIZES FOR END OF YEAR WINNER! YOU MUST BE REGISTERED TO PLAY Simply complete your details below and post to: AFL Tipsters, PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 or drop into The South Eastern Times offic at 42 Davenport Street, Millicent. Full details of how to enter each week will be posted to you together with a registration and pin number. STRONG SUPPORT: Euan Doidge (centre) with his supporters who recently travelled from the South East region to see the opening of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Euan supported by South East attendees SUPPORTERS of former Millicent performer Euan Doidge recently attended the opening night of Priscilla Queen of the Desert at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre. Celebrating the success of the talented Euan, his mother Alice and sister Rewa were accompanied by many friends hailing from www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au the South East region. Starring as Felicia, Euan’s theatre career continues to blossom after performing in a number of impressive shows including Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde and Les Misérables. His early schooling was at Millicent North Primary School and Millicent High School. REGISTRATIONS CLOSE 5.00PM FRIDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2018 THE SOUTH EASTERN TIMES AFL TIPPING COMPETITION REGISTRATION FORM Surname: ............................................................................................................ Christian name: .................................................................................................. Postal address: ................................................................................................... Phone number during business hours: ................................................................ Entries must be original The South Eastern Times copies only. Photocopies not accepted. The South Eastern Times, Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 7 BEACHPORT’S Southern Ocean Tourist Park and other business operators from the Wattle Range Council area were recently among the top performers for views and leads from the state’s key tourism website. The southaustralia.com website contains tourism information regarding places to go, things to do and where to stay across the state. Funded by the State Government via the South Australian Tourism Commission site, there are currently over 650 Limestone Coast businesses registered. A recent SA Tourism Commission report outlining consumer engagement with the site through September and October last year highlighted communities in Barker. “Inclusion of a vaccine against A, C, W and Y strains of meningococcal is great news. “I understand that we still need effective cover against the B-strain and I will continu my fight for this.” Mr Pasin said the government’s commitment to making medicines accessible was essential in maintaining public health and preventing the outbreak of infectious diseases. “Vaccination works and is an effective and safe tool to prevent the spread of many diseases that cause hospitalisation, serious ongoing health conditions and sometimes death,” he said. “The Federal Government is com- mitted to strengthening Australia’s world-class national vaccination program and we urge all Australian parents and carers to have their children vaccinated.” a number of Wattle Range tourism operators. Wattle Range Council development services director Steve Chapple said he was particularly pleased to see the results. “It is great to see tourism opera- tors reaping the rewards of the effort they are putting into their online presence,” Mr Chapple said. “A campaign by the Limestone Coast Local Government Association to increase participation in the tourism data warehouse last year was highly successful with an 115pc increase in listings. “We encourage all Wattle Range Council area operators to list on the national database to grow their online exposure.” REGISTER NOW FOR 2018 FOOTY TIPPING COMPETITION 728292 AFL FANS OVER $3300 IN PRIZES TO BE WON!
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