The South Eastern Times : June 7th 2018
8 NEWS IN BRIEF Rescue boat carnival puts lifesavers to test at Beachport THE Beachport Surf Life Saving Club will be hosting the inflatable rescue boat state carnival over the coming long weekend. This event will see all surf clubs within South Australia and about five from Victoria converge on Rivoli Bay for two days of racing and competition. The news has been welcomed by Beachport club president Peter Phillips. “It will be a great event for Beachport, which we hope to continue on a yearly basis,” Mr Phillips said. “It will showcase yet another dimension of what the surf life saving movement has to offer.” The club was formed in 2016 and has a membership of 100. Pathology efficiency taskforce CAREER BOOST: Millicent office employee Aimee Granziera is a strong supporter of the annual Millicent Business Community Awards, having won the young employee of the year category in 2017. Public Consultation 2018/2019 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget In accordance with Council’s Community Engagement Policy, members of the public are invited to make written submissions to Council in relation to Council’s Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2018/2019. Written submissions marked “2018/2019 DRAFT ANNUAL BUSINESS PLAN AND BUDGET” must be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Wattle Range Council, PO Box 27, MILLICENT, SA, 5280, or forwarded by email to email@example.com and must be received by COB on Friday, 15 June 2018. Members of the public are also invited to attend an Ordinary Meeting of Wattle Range Council to be held on Tuesday, 19 June 2017 in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, George Street, Millicent, commencing at 5pm, to make submissions to Council in relation to Council’s Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget for 2018/2019. Persons intending to attend the meeting to make a submission are respectfully requested to advise Council’s Executive Assistant, Catherine Allen by telephone on 8733 0900, by COB on Monday, 11 June 2018. Copies of the 2018/2019 Draft Annual Business Plan and Budget are available from each of Council’s Offices and the Millicent Library, during normal office hours, or can be downloaded from Council’s website at www.wattlerange.sa.gov.au. Ben Gower CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 734998 Millicent business excellence search J.L. ‘FRED’ SMITH firstname.lastname@example.org THE local community is being invited to nominate Millicent businesses and employees for seven annual awards. Nominations from the public close on June 30 for the eighth annual Millicent Community Business Association (MBCA) Business Awards. The awards will again be offered in the categories of agricultural/horticultural/ viticulture, manufacturing/ construction/trades, service, retail, hospitality and tourism, employee of the year and young employee of the year. MBCA secretary Marg Chapple has encouraged nominations to be submitted in either “hard copy” or via her association’s website. There were over 100 nominations submitted for the 2017 awards and the winners included Millicent office $44 microchipping for the month of June Millicent Veterinary Clinic 65 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent SA 5290 Phone 08 8733 2782 Fax 08 8733 4423 8 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, June 7, 2018 employee Amiee Granziera. Her role as Malseed Real Estate property manager earned her the coveted young employee of the year accolade. Ms Granziera said she was surprised and delighted to hear her name read out at the 2017 awards ceremony. “I did not think I was going to win it,” Ms Granziera said. “After the ceremony, some people I have regular contact with told me they had nominated me. “The business owners said the award was well deserved and they were happy with my work. “I also received congratulations from landlords and tenants.” The MBCA Young Employee of the Year trophy now holds pride of place in the study of her Millicent home, while Ms Granziera also received a voucher to spend on goods and services at local businesses. Ms Granziera has worked for Malseeds since 2016 and said her success in the MBCA awards had other benefits. “It has got me more involved in the MBCA,” she said. “I now attend the monthly meetings and have joined the committee.” She has urged the community to get involved in the awards process. “It helps build confidence with young people in the community,” she said. As in past years, an independent judging panel will determine the winners in the seven categories with information on the nomination forming a key part of the awards process. The winners will be announced at a gala cabaret at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre on August 11. As with the past seven years, The South Eastern Times is one of the sponsors of the MBCA awards. Our office in Davenport Street is one of the four places where nomination forms can be collected and deposited. ADVERTORIAL With the new SA dog and cat laws coming as of 1st July, now is the time to microchip your pets and ensure they are returned to you safely. Offer applies to Dogs and Cats only. Horse microchipping special also available, phone for details. Phone 08 8733 2782 We look forward to seeing you at the clinic soon. Cats and dogs must be microchipped from July 1 8733 2782. ALL cats and dogs will need to be microchipped under new State Government laws which take effect at the beginning of July. Now is the time to microchip your pets and ensure they are returned to you safely. For the month of June only, the Millicent Veterinary Clinic is offering a microchipping service to cats and dogs for only $44. This is well below the regular fee and will ensure all pets have their identification details recorded on a data base. Millicent Veterinary Clinic coproprietor Dr Sarah McGrath said the clinic is also offering a discount price for horses to be micro-chipped. Details about the arrangements for horses are available by calling the clinic on Microchips are tiny devices implanted under the skin of a dog or cat’s shoulder to provide a safe and permanent means of identification. If your pet becomes lost, there’s a much better chance it will come home again if it has a microchip. They are about the size of a grain of rice and are implanted with a needle, making getting a chip as quick and as easy as getting a vaccination. Microchips do not cause any ongoing discomfort, there’s no batteries or moving parts, and the scanning process is harmless. From July 1, all dogs and cats in South Australia must have a microchip in place by the age of 12 weeks, or within 28 days of acquiring the animal. PUSS WITH A CHIP: Millicent Veterinary Clinic veterinarians Dr Charlotte Devaud and Dr David Oswald prepare Dave for his microchipping 735795 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au This requirement is one of the legislative changes aimed at reducing the number of dogs and cats ending up in shelters every year. A TASK force has been established to improve SA Pathology testing times following delays to some test results since the introduction of a new pathology information technology system. The task force will review all incidents relating to test delays that have been logged in SA Health’s safety learning system. SA Health deputy chief executive Don Frater said the increase in test turnaround times was largely due to complex initial data-entry requirements associated with the rollout of the new statewide pathology recording system, EPLIS. “Since the introduction of EPLIS we have seen the wait times for some laboratory test results increase for hospitals and GPs,” Mr Frater said. “We know timely test results are essential in providing prompt and appropriate care for patients and these delays have the potential to impact the level of care being provided.” He said the task force led by Dr Tom Stubbs would look at the reasons for the delays to determine the impact on patient outcomes and recommend any additional action needed to ensure test turnaround times return to normal. “In the interim, all urgent tests are being prioritised and an action plan has been developed by SA Pathology to improve the timeliness of pathology test results for doctors,” he said. These actions include hiring 30 staff to help with the additional data entry complexities associated with the new system. The EPLIS rollout started at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital in March 2017 and all South Australian metropolitan hospitals and regional laboratories are now using the system.
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