The South Eastern Times : May 29th 2018
2 OPINION IT is commendable that two new cross bench members of parliament are coming to Millicent this week to gather community feedback on the vexed issue of shop trading hours. Frank Pangallo and Connie Bonaros were elected to the Legislative Council in March on the ticket of the Nick Xenophon SA-Best Party. The fact that two city-based cross bench parliamentarians are willing to make the 800km round trip from Adelaide to stage a public meeting in Millicent is unprecedented. With a sizable 14pc of the primary vote and a strongly stated position of opposing OUR VIEW deregulation of shopping hours, Mr Pangallo and Ms Bonaros are well placed to negotiate on this issue with the new Liberal State Government. As the Liberal Party does not control the Upper House, it will have to negotiate with the cross bench to make any legislative changes. The Liberals have gone to the past two elections with a much hyped policy of pro deregulation across South Australia, while the Labor Party has sought to maintain the status quo. Surveys undertaken by Wattle Range Council over the past decade also support a policy of no change to Millicent shopping hours. It might be that a compromise on deregulation could be reached and Millicent’s unique shopping hours status could be preserved. It is unfortunate that Mr Pangallo and Ms Bonoras have given only a few days notice of the open forum. The timing is far from ideal as it directly clashes with the opening night of an exhibition at the Millicent Gallery and also the Gladys Smith Early Learning Centre quiz night fundraiser at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre. Nevertheless, every seat in the Millicent Football Netball Club should be filled at 6pm on Friday by people who have a vital stake in this issue. Mr Pangallo and Ms Bonaros want to hear your views and those who operate businesses and work in retail should be well-represented. It is essential that new Liberal member for MacKillop Nick McBride is also present as shopping hours is a red hot topic in Millicent. TALKING TO THE TIMES With the annual whale watching season under way, what has been your experience with whales? 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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 Friendship treasured Shop memories shared MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist ONE of the pleasures of being a teacher in a rural community is seeing young people become great adults. With some ex-students, you get doubly lucky because they become treasured friends too. Sallie was a student at Millicent High School when I first came here. Thus, she is younger than I, but not by too many years and the gap diminishes as we both weather life. INDEX LIFESTYLE FEATURE .......................10 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 TV GUIDE .......................................................15 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................16 SPORT RESULTS ..................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 15°C Min 10°C Showers Chance of Rain - 30% <1mm UV: Low Wednesday Max 16°C Min 7°C Shower or two Chance of Rain - 30% <1mm UV: Low Thursday Max 16°C Min 10°C Partly cloudy Chance of Rain - 30% <1mm UV: Low 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Tuesday: Cloudy. Very high chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible small hail in the evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h tending westerly before dawn then becoming light in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to around 10 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Medium chance of showers. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching 16. Coastal – Tuesday: Gale Warning for Lower South East Coast. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 33 knots turning southwesterly 20 to 30 knots in the morning, easing to 20 to 25 knots, and to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching 25 to 35 knots offshore. Seas 2 to 3 metres, reaching 3 to 4 metres offshore till around dawn, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, tending west to southwesterly 3 to 4 metres in the morning. Wednesday: Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres . Tues 29th Sunrise 7.12am Sunset 4.59pm Wed 30th Sunrise 7.13am Sunset 4.59pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 29 4.03am 0.48m12.22pm1.38m 8.08pm 0.65m Wed 30 12.07am 0.87m 4.32am 0.43m12.54pm 1.45m 8.36pm 0.65m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 29 4.15am 0.48m 12.34pm 1.38m 8.20pm 0.65m Wed 30 12.19am 0.87m 4.44am 0.43m 1.06pm 1.45m 8.48pm 0.65m 729902 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au There are many things about my friendship with Sallie that are precious. We do not get to catch up that often but when I drive into her garden, there is always seasonal change staring back at me: an array of flowering daffodils or nerines or the protea at the gate in full flower. This evening, it was deciduous trees and nandina shrubs up the drive in glorious shades of late autumn. Our chats are full of family goings on and what is happening in the community. They are catch-ups on the adventures of hers and my sons. We talk about school and getting our sons into jobs. Sometimes one of her sons will come and sit and simply want to be there with us. We might occasionally have a quiet gripe about some facet of our lives which is creating a pothole of irritation. The fact that we have both had breast cancer and lost sisters is a heavy-duty rope that has bound us together. We may have survived, but we have both lost someone that shaped our lives dearly for so many years. Her volunteering at the Millicent Visitor Information Centre gives her a particular perspective on our community and her enthusiasm for the old bank building mural is a shower of sunshine. As I left this evening, we hugged and she said, “I love our friendship”. I love it too, Sal. PAST employees of the former Eudunda Farmers’ Cooperative shop shared their memories at the monthly meeting of the Millicent-based South East Family History Group last Thursday night. There have also been dozens of responses about Eudunda’s posted to the Facebook page of The South Eastern Times. Here is a selection. I remember the money you were paying for your items with whizzing across the room above you in a little cup thing on a line to the office and then the payment docket coming back the same way. Marilyn Klingberg Yes. I bought a pair of pure wool purple check blankets there for my Glory Box in 1974. They are still being used. Sandra Melrose I used to buy lots of records and shoes from Eudunda’s. Chris Manhood Mum shopped at Millicent Eudunda’s and so did I when I started working, even had my own book. Elaine Donaldson Lofty Clark and Peter Lane used to deliver groceries. Julie McDonald My grandmother worked there in the 1920s. Lynne Stupple Mum worked there for years. I packed groceries as a kid and stocked shelves. Chris Brooks Our account book number was 256 in the Millicent store. Christine Joy Anderson I remember shopping with mum at Murray Bridge Eudunda’s and also the Millicent Eudunda’s. Lots of Variety. Gwen Nesbitt Many times I bought broken biscuits from old Mr Green to eat on the five mile bike ride home from school. Kath Nuske Remember going there as a child with my grandmother. If I remember rightly, it was where Millicent IGA is now. Fiona Vander Heul I worked there in 1965, when Cyril Wight was manager. Bob Watson I worked there and it was my first full-time job. Tania Medoro I worked in there for a few years packing shelves. Claude Giurastante MATT LESSLIE Southend I usually see a mother and her calf enjoying themselves in the Bay at least once a year. HEATH BAKER Robe As a professional lobster fisherman, I see plenty of whales out at sea. Whales also occasionally come into Guichen Bay. LYNETTE SMITH Beachport I do head down to the sea whenever the word goes out that whales are about.
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