The South Eastern Times : April 10th 2018
4 OPINION WE are approaching the mid-point of April and yet the Millicent Swimming Lake remains open to the public due to the unseasonable warm weather. Wattle Range Council has decided to delay the draining of the lake as temperatures have exceeded 25C on a number of recent days. If you had asked any netballer or footballer on Saturday, most would have said they would have preferred to have been at the beach or in the lake rather than the courts and the ovals for the opening round of 2018. Organisers of the forthcoming OUR VIEW annual Geltwood Craft Festival and Sunday’s Lions Family Fun Day in Millicent would be hoping that the blue skies remain for another few days. It has been a relatively dry start to the year and the farming community will be hoping, and many will be praying, that the heavens open in the not too distant future. In these parts, the usual date for the so-called break of the season is Anzac Day, which falls on April 25 each year. Anzac Day is just over a fortnight away and Returned and Services League branches and community groups across the nation are making their customary preparations for this sombre observance of service and sacrifice. It has been quite a few years since the South East experienced a dry winter and this assured rainfall has certainly been a key factor in the prosperity of the region’s rural sector. 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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 Art breathes life into main street Gas development warning MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist A GOOD part of the Easter long weekend I spent sitting across the street from the evolving Old Bank building mural in George Street, Millicent. It was glorious to watch this project coming to life and our work writing grant applications, letters to politicians, working out our process to make this happen, all come to fruition. However, it was also fascinating to chat to passersby and to seek their opinions. INDEX TRADES AND SERVICES .................9 FESTIVAL PREVIEW ...........................10 PUZZLES ........................................................12 TV GUIDE .......................................................13 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................14 SPORT RESULTS ..................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 27°C Min 17°C Cloudy Chance of Rain - 5% <1mm UV: High Wednesday Max 22°C Min 13°C Shower or two Chance of Rain - 65% 1-5mm UV: High Thursday Max 20°C Min 10°C Early shower or two Chance of Rain - 60% 1-5mm UV: High 4 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Tuesday: Cloudy. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 17 with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 33. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the evening. Light winds becoming southerly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 13 with daytime temperatures reaching 21 to 26. Thursday: Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Partly cloudy. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 11 with daytime temperatures reaching between 19 and 22. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds northwest to northeasterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly below 10 knots late morning then south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots late evening. Seas around 1 metre. 1st Swell southwesterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning. 2nd Swell southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly around 1 metre around midday. Wednesday: Winds south to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. 1st Swell southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. 2nd Swell southeasterly around 1 metre. Tues 10th Sunrise 6.30am Sunset 5.49pm Wed 11th Sunrise 6.31am Sunset 5.47pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 10 7.06am 0.5m 9.11pm 0.94m Wed 11 6.31am 0.5m 10.27am 0.97m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 10 7.18am 0.5m 9.23pm 0.94m Wed 11 6.43am 0.5m 10.39pm 0.97m 729895 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au There were numerous visitors to the area and they came from Melbourne, Adelaide, Geelong, Forster in New South Wales, even the United Kingdom. One woman heard about the mural via social media and deviated from Beachport to see it before heading home to Naracoorte. A man was staying in Millicent because the accommodation at Evergreen looked better than anything he could get in Mount Gambier where he was attending a dog show. As the weekend wore on and the mural grew in vividness, more cars slowed as they passed. People would stop on their walks to watch Mimby at work or would pause on their way back from IGA. There were some people who came each day to see how the canvas was developing and to take photographs. IMAG had designed a straightforward survey to do with people over the course of its creation. The responses were overwhelmingly positive. The artist, Mimby, with her friendly and engaging nature, chatted to many who wandered by. Mimby, herself, was a walking piece of art. Her floral dress with multi-coloured tights, dyed hair with flowers entwined, look-at-me eye shadow with a contrasting streak across her eyebrows and glitter on her forehead, all combined to make a bold statement which could not be ignored. She would spend a considerable amount of time on one facet and then change position and focus; create butterflies and then swab them out. It was all enthralling. I USED to work for the minerals and energy resources division of Primary Industries and Resources in the State Government. They have a program called PACE 2020 - Google it. It is all about increasing and driving exploration potentials in South Australia. After Chevron and another big company pulled out of drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight, this government department created new exploration licence areas closer to the coast than the ones the big companies pulled out of. You can also google the SARIG website and see for yourselves the exploration licences over the bight ... and the South East. I am wondering if anyone in the Greens Party has done that. It frustrates me immensely the Greens Party is not looking at any of these issues at their source. The source is where the decisions are made to create these licences in the first place. Expansion of the gas producing capabilities at Katnook is absolutely going to drive incentive for exploration in the South East. Just like then minister of environment Peter Garrett approving the construction of one of Australia’s biggest paper mills in Tasmania is driving the need for more timber. If they run out of sustainable timber, do you think they will shut it down? No. They will reclassify old growth forests and allow the chainsaws to roll in amid the cries of mercy for a few hundred jobs. Just like the spin that will be put on increased gas exploration under your farms and through your water supplies. I am personally passionately against this. And very concerned the fight against it is only being driven by politicians looking to secure populist opinion in the short term who have no real understanding of the mechanisms driving the issue. I hope that can change. Ben Uppill, Naracoorte What is your opinion of the completed mural on the former bank building in George Street, Millicent? CATHY HEUZENROEDER Millicent I think it is wonderful because it will bring more tourists to Millicent. KAT HODGENS Millicent I think the mural looks awesome and the town needs more of them. KAREN OLSSON Millicent I think the mural is fantastic for Millicent because it adds colour to the main street. The annual broad acre selling season has just about ended and the results for 2017/18 show demand remains strong for quality South East land with as much as $6000 per acre paid. Among the purchasers have been neighbours, major companies and those who work in the professions in the capital cities. Reporting on rainfall has been a regular feature of The South Eastern Times since 1891 and we look forward to describing the break of the season very soon. Send ‘er Hughie!
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