The South Eastern Times : April 1st 2014
4 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au NEWS 4 THE old-fashioned fun of a Teddy Bear's Picnic was recently enjoyed by dozens of Millicent children. Perfect autumn weather added to the occasion when the toy bears joined students of Millicent North Kindergarten and Millicent North Primary School. Kindergarten students joined their older counterparts on the school grounds for a variety of fun-filled activities arranged by teachers Nicole Bradley and Sarah Lanyon and prin- cipal Graham Slarks. Parents were on hand for a shared morning tea and to play parachute games, construct towers and play bocce. Millicent North Kindergarten direc- tor Olivia Nelson said her children took along their transition teddy bears, which had been knitted by Millicent residents. "The transition to school program is a key priority for Millicent North Kindergarten to help children move smoothly into school," Ms Nelson said. "The kindergarten will also partici- pate in events and activities with our two other feeder schools. "They are St Anthony's Primary and Newbery Park Primary schools." RIDE TIME: A teddy bear has a topsy-turvy ride on a parachute. HAPPY HOSTS: Teachers Sarah Lanyon and Nicole Bradley kindergarten children and their teddy bears to Millicent North Primary School. THERE were emotional scenes at the final service of the Tarpeena Community Church on Saturday. Attended by 60 worshippers, the service was led by Father Peter Carlsson of the Anglican Pastoral District of Millicent and Penola. Addresses were also given by senior pastors of the Church of Christ. Among those present were past worshippers, Tarpeena com- munity members and graduates of its former Sunday school. The building was locked after the service and all Christian symbols were removed from the building. An infestation of white ants has forced the permanent clo- sure of the church. Due to the state of the building, the Riddoch Highway facility had not hosted a service since September, 2012. The brick struc- ture was built with community support and donations after the original church was destroyed in the tragic Ash Wednesday bushfires of 1983. Although owned by the Church of Christ, the church was truly ecumenical as it was used by a number of denominations. Adelaide-based church authorities recently made the closure decision and it is expected the premises will even- tually be sold. POWER was switched off at the national headquarters of Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) on Saturday night. The company has more than 400 employees at the Millicent Mill, which functioned as usual. The deliber- ate action at the Sydney head office lasted for an hour and supported the world-wide environmental initiative Earth Hour. A KCA spokes- person said the power cut was the company's way of raising awareness. "Kimberly- Clark is a strong supporter of initiatives that help protect our essential world and encourage people to reduce their carbon footprint," the spokesperson said. "Since 2007, Earth Hour has been bringing people together to celebrate mother earth and has developed from a simple Aussie idea into a global phenomenon with people from over 154 countries get- ting involved and switching off their lights. "This year in Australia, Earth Hour has drawn attention to one of Australia's most beautiful national icons - the Great Barrier Reef, and urged people to show commitment to working together to tackle climate change." Tarpeena hosts last service at church KCA gets behind global action Kindergarten children prepare for education transition Fun start to school 611275 Whether you're searching or browsing for property, make sure you take a look at both Domain.com.au and The South Eastern Times. Together, we've got property covered. Together, we've got property covered.
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