The South Eastern Times : July 10th 2018
2 OPINION THE fine work of the emergency services personnel was highlighted across Millicent and district at the weekend when they were faced with a number of storm-related incidents. The height of the storm appeared to be at around 9pm and television transmissions were lost from the Mount Burr tower. The frequent thunder claps and lightning flashes were accompanied by strong winds and heavy rains. Nevertheless, police, State Emergency, SA Ambulance and Country Fire services and SA Power Networks crews were prepared to go out into the elements as Mother Nature unleashed her fury. Whether they were paid staff or OUR VIEW volunteers, none deviated from their prime objective to serve the community. It is therefore appropriate to acknowledge the recent retirement of two prominent Millicent emergency services personnel as they have both put away their uniforms in the past week or so. Between them, ambulance officer Gary Wyld and police officer Peter Brown dedicated over 80 years to ensure members of the public were safe and received appropriate care. Just over a year ago, they received national recognition in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List with one receiving the Australian Police Medal and another the Ambulance Services Medal. They certainly have earned a relaxing and rewarding retirement. Changes ahead A FURTHER change is ahead for Wattle Range Council as the current four-year term draws to a close in the coming months. Rob Thornett has resigned as a Riddoch Ward councillor as he is now living and TALKING TO THE TIMES 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 Winter ‘not all gloomy’ MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist IT’S July and we are in the South East. We expect cold weather and hope for some interim days with blessed sunshine. My attitude will refuse to give into the potential gloom of the weather of many days. The drive to and from work is a boost. I enjoy noting the changing rural scene as the seasons roll around. Calves graze in ever larger circles around their mothers as they grow bigger and more confident, heads down munching with single intent. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ........................................10 TV GUIDE .......................................................11 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............12 PUZZLES ........................................................13 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................15 SPORT ..............................................................16 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 14°C Min 10°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 65% < 1mm UV: Low Wednesday Max 13°C Min 6°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 45% < 2mm UV: Low Thursday Max 13°C Min 2°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 40% < 1mm UV: Low 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Tuesday: Cloudy. Medium chance of showers. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 13. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Medium chance of showers. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 4 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Areas of morning frost in the north. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 2 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14 Coastal – Tuesday: Winds variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn, reaching 15 to 20 knots south of Port MacDonnell late evening. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres late morning. Wednesday: Winds northwesterly 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres. Tues 10th Sunrise 7.22am Sunset 5.05pm Wed 11th Sunrise 7.21am Sunset 5.06pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 10 12.23am 0.64m10.40am 1.2m 7.04pm 0.63m 9.49pm 0.68m Wed 11 1.49am 0.59m 11.24am 1.32m 7.45pm 0.56m10.52am0.66m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 10 12.35am 0.64m 10.52am 1.2m 7.16pm 0.63m 10.01pm0.68m Wed 11 2.01am 0.59m 11.36am 1.32m 7.57pm 0.56m11.04pm0.66m 733265 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au If only they knew they are doing just what we want so they can be sold as the fatted calves. Lately, lambs have discovered play on sunny but frosty mornings. They scamper together and clamber on to fallen logs and stumps in their own version of ‘I’m king of the castle.’ How do they know they are alike? The drive to socialise and have fun is clearly evident for their brief childhoods. Swamps are making themselves evident in the landscape and water birds arrive with their own inherent knowledge. In one such emerging swamp, two Pacific Herons were calmly feeding in their favoured flooded grassland. I will frequently choose to look up to the sky rather than allow my eyes and spirit to be dampened by the greyness of lesser levels. The setting sun was highlighting the lowered dips of clouds on the way home recently; inverted bumps of pink speckled the sky. This evening, grey clouds were being pushed aside by blue sky. Just that blue was enough to lighten the mind. I am fortunate in that I do not feel the cold as much as some. Mind you, a sudden burst of heat as a flush wells, bursts and passes probably helps with the internal heating. If only I could sell such energy peaks into the grid! Prisoner of war history search I AM looking to contact the relatives of A.E. Warren, Millicent. I am assisting a gentleman in Sardinia Italy to locate information about his father’s time in South Australia as an Italian prisoner of war. Luigi’s father was Antioco Pinna, although the Aussies called him “Jimmie”. I have a postcard of two young women and written on the back is “To Jimmie from AE Warren Millicent South Australia 23/3/1946”. Antioco Pinna was sent to work in forestry, his record card identifies S13 Prisoner of War Control Hostlet Mount Gambier-PenolaMount Burr. My area of research is Italian POWs in Queensland, but I would like to help Luigi find some information about his father’s time in SA. My website is www. italianprisonersofwar.com to find out more or contact me. Joanne Tapiolas, Townsville, Queensland Pine strainer post concern IT IS with great concern creosote pine strainer posts above 200mm in diameter are not being made available for rural fencing when they are needed. The issue is the forest owners are not making this size available to the mills, but would rather make it available to China and other South East Asian countries. A political answer needs to be sought. Graham Reichelt, Mount McIntyre World environment ‘damaged’ There have been THERE has been a sudden increase of people from 1.65 billion to over seven billion in only just over 100 years. This has damaged the world environment, bringing two world wars, global warming and more and more shortage of finite resources. extinctions, ongoing poverty, pollution, fighting and unrest. A worldwide agreement on family planning to number fewer than six billion people would be great. Duncan Davidson, Robe Do you think the striking Kimberly-Clark Australia Millicent Mill workers should accept the 3pc pay rise offered by the company over the next two years or continue with their union’s bid for a 6pc rise? JASON VANDERHORST, Tantanoola They should go for the 6pc rise. HELENE VAN EEDEN, Millicent I will keep my opinions to myself on this issue. GARTH HUPPATZ, Rendelsham They should accept the 3pc offered by the company. working in the Adelaide Hills. On the other hand, Kalangadoo resident Robert Stewart has become the fourth newcomer to announce his candidacy for a place on Wattle Range Council. In the neighbouring Grant District Council, Alan Hill has announced his intention to run as mayor after 12 years as a councillor. It is likely the columns of The South Eastern Times will carry further articles in the future about aspiring councillors or those wishing to continue in Local Government. Now is the time to consider whether you could help deliver results for your community and should nominate for a role on in Local Government.
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