The South Eastern Times : March 15th 2018
6 OPINION THE longstanding Millicent and District Community Club has again managed to evade closing its doors for good after reporting a successful six-month trading period. For five decades, the club has served as a true community icon that was made by the community for the community. In addition to providing competition venues for darts and 8-ball, the club is the meeting place for the Lions, Lioness and Rotary clubs as well as the Freemasons Lodge. The Celebrate Seniors Week official OUR VIEW closing ceremony often sees a packed to capacity facility, while the Alan Webster Morning Melodies shows attracts a wide and diverse range of musical fans. While the club currently owes Wattle Range Council almost $200,000, it was revealed at the Tuesday monthly meeting the loan repayments generate more return than what council would receive from its own banking facilities. Wattle Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi told the chamber ratepayers were better off with the current loan condition in place. Not only does that extend to the financial side, but also to the social element. Council assets such as the Millicent Swimming Lake or the saleyards don’t TALKING TO THE TIMES What does harmony mean to you? 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: email@example.com Advertising: Katherine Taylor Phone: 8733 3755, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Supervisor: Christian Greco Phone: 8724 1532, Email: email@example.com Editor: Jason Wallace Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 PHOTOS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE CONTACT THE SOUTH EASTERN TIMES ON 8733 3755 TO ORDER TODAY WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 14 12.46am 1.08m 8.14am 0.42m 1.20pm 0.72m 6.04pm 0.5m Friday Thursday Max 22°C Min 11°C Cloudy Chance of rain - 5% < 1mm UV: Very high Friday Max 25°C Min 11°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 30% > 1mm UV: Very high Saturday Max 32°C Min 16°C Windy. Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 10% < 1mm UV: Very high Sunday Max 28°C Min 17°C Showers Chance of rain - 75% 1-5mm UV: High Monday Max 21°C Min 13°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 55% < 2mm UV: Very High District: Thursday Patchy fog in the early morning, then partly cloudy. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Friday Cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s. Saturday Partly cloudy. Winds northwest to northeasterly 35 to 50 km/h tending northwesterly during the day then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 30s. Coastal: Thursday Winds southerly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots inshore north of Beachport in the late afternoon and evening. Seas below 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Friday Winds east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres south of Port MacDonnell. 6 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, March 15, 2018 15 1.11am 1.12m 8.16am 0.41m 1.32pm 0.81m 6.40pm 0.45m Saturday 16 1.34am 1.16m 8.22am 0.39m 1.50pm 0.91m 7.14pm 0.41m Sunday 17 1.56am 1.16m 8.31am 0.38m 2.12pm 1.01m 7.43pm 0.41m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 14 12.58am 1.08m 8.26am 0.42m 1.32pm 0.72m 6.16pm 0.5m Friday 15 1.23am 1.12m 8.28am 0.41m 1.44pm 0.81m 6.52pm 0.45m Saturday 16 1.46am 1.16m 8.34am 0.39m 2.02pm 0.91m 7.26pm 0.41m Sunday 17 2.08am 1.16m 8.43am 0.38m 2.24pm 1.01m 7.55pm 0.41m Thursday 14th Sunrise 7.07am Sunset 7.27pm Friday 15th Sunrise 7.07am Sunset 7.26pm Saturday 16th Sunrise 7.08am Sunset 7.24pm Sunday 17th Sunrise 7.09am Sunset 7.23pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 725614 Aria award event support praised Good neighbour farewelled DURING the celebration of the successful inaugural Limestone Coast Opera (LCO) Aria Awards last weekend, I publicly acknowledged the wonderful support of the international contingent present in Mount Gambier namely, Alberto Triola, Michelle Buscemi, Mattia Campetti, Giancarlo Monsalve and pianist Stefano Teani. I also paid tribute to the artistic director of LCO Aria Awards, Gary Nardella. Being LCO’s first ever Aria competition, I was also mindful to acknowledge the contributions of our sponsors, as this first event was run without any arts funding or grants. I must also acknowledge the support of the Limestone Coast community over the last weekend in making this first national Aria competition the success it was. I wish to publicly acknowledge the contribution of three local Limestone Coast choirs, The Millicent Choir, the Naracoorte Singers, and the Phoenix Choir. LCO is grateful for their support of the Aria competition. Finally, I wish to publicly acknowledge the tremendous contribution made by LCO Inc. founder and committee member Chris Judd. Not only has Chris been the genesis of the relationship formed with Michelle and Mattia, but she has devoted hundreds of voluntary hours coordinating auditions for the Aria Awards. Chris worked tirelessly with Gary Nardella to enable the Aria event to become a reality and be the successful event as it was. The whole existence of the LCO is due to the relationship Chris has developed with Michelle and Mattia. I wish to personally and publicly acknowledge Chris’ selfless contribution to establishing this event, which I am sure, with increasing public support locally, interstate and overseas will endure, blossom and grow in future years. Who would ever have thought a chance cup of coffee between Michelle and Chris in Lucca Italy would have led to the birth of a nationally recognised Aria competition here in Australia? But that is what has happened. Bill DeGaris Limestone Coast Opera Inc. chair MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist FAY and Max Richards have been our neighbours since we moved into our home in 1991. We have supported each other through holiday and business trips. They have looked after our cats and we have watered their garden. One of our cats, in its younger days, would grow bored when no one was home during the day and would wander next door to follow Max around. Fay and Max ran the roller skating rink which our boys would frequent. Max would be out on the rink rolling from one child to the next helping them to master this movement. Fay would be in the shop selling lollies and drinks. Max was a Labor Party man and we shared a time when the local sub-branch was alive and active. We exchanged opinions across our borders. He did not always agree with what was happening in the party, but he adamantly protected his right to express an alternative opinion. Nearly two years ago, one of our dogs was a hit by a vehicle on Rendelsham Road in front of their property. Max knew we had lost our ageing golden retriever only a month earlier. He said, “your boys grew up with those dogs”. The poignancy of his remark summed up the sadness of our losses. Max was stoic. He pushed the lawnmower around their block well into old age. I offered to get our sons to do it for him, but he thanked me and declined it. It was though he said “I mow, therefore I am”. John and I attended their 50th wedding anniversary celebration. Max gave a fantastic speech on their history and relationship together. In recent months I would spy Max sitting soaking up the summer sun, finally resolved to doing less. Farewell good neighbour. DECLAN UPHILL, Millicent Playing with friends. ELIZA TIDY, Millicent Having fun with my brother, my mum and my dad. SHELBY MASON, Millicent Having fun together and dancing in the light. return a profit, but they are valuable community facilities that encourage social connectedness. The club is built on strong bonds and has an inclusive, family friendly style with live music, meat raffles and football on the big screen. The reality of clubs undergoing generational change could partly account for the slow decline of patronage at the club, but the management committee’s intent on turning it all around with fresh faces and a new menu might be the thing the club needs to ensure its longevity.
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