The South Eastern Times : March 20th 2018
2 OPINION “IT is a new dawn”. These were the words of Premier Steven Marshall on claiming victory after the 2018 state election. While Premier Marshall was referring to the statewide result, it is a new dawn for MacKillop too with the succession of Nick McBride as the elected member. For the first time in 16 years, the Member for MacKillop will be in government. And it is a new dawn for MacKillop, through the new member, to bring an end to legacy issues with the completion of the Penola Bypass, OUR VIEW bring back local accountability to our public sectors and ensure the South East’s priorities are addressed by government. The Liberal Party’s agenda for the first 100 days of government includes the implementation of the moratorium on fracking in the South East, a policy driven by their former colleague and re-elected Independent Member for Mount Gambier Troy Bell. The first challenge Mr McBride will face will occur in the next 30 days, when the Liberal Government authorise preparations of legislation to extend shop trading hours. At current count, Mr McBride has secured 54.1pc of primary votes, thwarting a decent performance by SA-Best candidate for MacKillop Tracy Hill, who recorded 18.5pc of the vote despite being absent from a number of forums. TALKING TO THE TIMES What would you like to see the new State Government achieve? 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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 Epilepsy awareness raised Road ‘upgrade’ veers off track FOR Purple Day 2018, coming up on March 26, Australians with epilepsy are encouraging friends, family members, colleagues and the wider community to become better informed about epilepsy to reduce the fear and misconceptions often associated with the condition. Around 250,000 Australians are diagnosed with epilepsy and more than 65 million people worldwide, making it the world’s most common serious brain disorder. More people have epilepsy than have Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy combined, however epilepsy remains poorly understood - and often feared - by much of the community. That’s why we’re using the tagline ‘Know epilepsy. No fear’ this year, to promote the idea knowledge is power when it comes to understanding and helping someone with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action Australia has developed an extensive suite of online resources designed to increase understanding and awareness of epilepsy in the community, including seizure first aid advice, with information available at www. epilepsy.org.au free of charge. Ideas and suggestions for ways to get involved in Purple Day 2018 can also be found on the website. INDEX TRADES AND SERVICES ..............12 50 YEARS AGO ........................................13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 TV GUIDE .......................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT ..............................................................17 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 20°C Min 12°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 10% <1mm UV: Very high Wednesday Max 25°C Min 10°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 5% <1mm UV: High Thursday Max 29°C Min 17°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 5% <1mm UV: High 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Tuesday: Cloudy. Light winds becoming southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 20. Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning easterly during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a light shower in the south in the morning. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning. Winds reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Beachport during the afternoon and evening. Seas 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell southwesterly 5 to 6 metres. Wednesday: Winds east to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots. Seas 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell southwesterly 3.5 to 5 metres. 2nd Swell southeasterly 1 to 2 metres. Tues 20th Sunrise 7.11am Sunset 7.20pm Wed 21st Sunrise 7.12am Sunset 7.18pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 20 2.41am 1.09m 8.10am 0.37m 3.02pm 1.14m 8.20pm 0.48m Wed 21 3.04am 1.01m 7.59am 0.33m 3.33pm 1.17m 8.35pm 0.54m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 20 2.53am 1.09m 8.22am 0.37m 3.14pm 1.14m 8.32pm 0.48m Wed 21 3.16am 1.01m 8.11am 0.33m 3.45pm 1.17m 8.47pm 0.54m 725601 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au On behalf of all Australians living with epilepsy, thank you in advance to the people in your region for supporting Epilepsy Action Australia. Your support helps to ensure people living with the condition can lead optimal lives. Carol Ireland Chief executive officer Epilepsy Action Australia Have your say. The South Eastern Times values your opinion. MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist NOW, I have been a critic of the state of our local roads and so I must also acknowledge and celebrate when genuine and quality work is done to upgrade them. The resurfacing done on the Mount Gambier Road recently has improved the surface significantly. It is fantastic and I’m living in hope other roads will receive the same attention. Nevertheless, I do have to question the approach to maintenance of metal roads. I am hesitant to lay more criticism on our council because I know criticism of such institutions is easy to do and is done often. There are workers on the frontline of council who have to deal with ongoing criticism and it is very wearing. Fensoms Road at Sebastopol has predominantly a limestone surface which gives a solid base with less dust issues than a sandstone surface. It has many potholes. It has recently received some maintenance. Sandstone was spread along the surface. This has the effect of filling the potholes on a temporary basis. Now, as we drive along it we can see the dust rise behind us and drift into neighbouring paddocks. The potholes quickly reassert themselves. This work was a waste of time, effort and funds. Within two weeks, the surface will be as it was before the work was completed. I would have preferred it not to have been done. If limestone had been placed in the potholes and a roller run over the top, the result would have been far superior. Such an approach may take more time and equipment and so not as many roads could be maintained annually. However, it would be a far better use of resources. Meanwhile, we still have the challenge of dodging as many holes as is possible which can add a bit of spice to the driving experience. Please write to: The Editor PO Box 22 Millicent SA 5280 Fax 8733 4341 Email: email@example.com SANDI SPINK, Millicent Acknowledge and support rural SA and early years education as much as they support the city. CLARA WALKER, Millicent I would like the new government to fund and value the importance of early childhood education and care services. GINA LITTLE, Millicent Support rural South Australia. In 1997, the independent Liberal Mitch Williams was elected with just 28.9pc of the primary vote against sitting member Dale Baker’s 35.5pc, shooting to 57.9pc with the backing of preferences from at least four of the other five candidates. Mr Williams’ first election as a Liberal saw him receive 52.1pc of primaries in 2002, after serving five years in parliament. More than half of the electorate already trust in Mr McBride’s candidacy and his ability to deliver results for the 25,000 square kilometre seat.
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