The South Eastern Times : April 1st 2014
14 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 1, 2014 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au EFFORTS REWARDED: Rex Hall (front) with museum committee members David Ghezzi, Alan Hall and Roger Bennett look forward to displaying a 1943 Ford Blitz fire appliance once a fire fighting museum is established in the region. Picture: PETER GRIEVE A DEDICATED team of Country Fire Service volun- teers have finally secured leasing arrangements with the State Government to establish a fire fighting museum in the Limestone Coast. Volunteer Fire Fighters Museum chairman Rex Hall (AFSM) said an agreement was reached recently to lease a parcel of government land at Naracoorte for a nominal fee. "The agreement with the State Government was reached last month, paving the way for the museum to be built on land in Smith Street at Naracoorte, which is subject to the creation of the allotment," Mr Hall said. "This essentially ends almost a decade-long bid by volunteers to acquire a suitable site to house and display a constantly growing range of heritage items." The museum has acquired various items of memorabilia, fire fighting equipment and several historic fire trucks with some restored by volunteers, which are being temporarily housed in sheds and shipping containers at the Naracoorte showgrounds. Among the display will be the former Rendelsham CFS fire appliance which was in service during the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. "The museum has in its col- lection 20 former fire trucks, uniforms, protective equip- ment, training aids, maps, photos and general memora- bilia, some dating back almost a century," Mr Hall said. "The CFS has a long and proud history and it is therefore appropriate that we present items that reflect this history as a dedication to our volunteers and in a way that shares it with the people of South Australia. "The museum will do that." Mr Hall said that he hoped for the first stage of the museum to be completed within the next 18 months. "This museum will collect, conserve and display CFS heritage," he said. "It will also be educational for school children, nostalgic for country people and informative for everybody with an interest in our state and the history of the CFS." BEACHPORT couple Yvonne and Gordon Sargeant have welcomed brief stopovers from their globetrotting son and daughter. Kiera Sargeant is a nurse and has been work- ing in a hospital in Bali as a volunteer nurse educator. She is now returning to London and has enrolled to work in the Doctors Without Borders project. Kiera did her nursing training at the Adelaide Children's Hospital after completing her schooling at Beachport Primary and Kangaroo Inn Area schools. These are the schools also attended by her brother Adam, who has worked in Africa for the past five years. He is currently the chairman and founding board member of the non- government organisation UMaY in Kenya, which develops programs to assist and uplift men and youth in Africa. THE Kimberly-Clark Corporation has repeated its ranking among the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third straight year in 2014, according to an announcement from The Ethisphere Institute. The independent centre of research promotes best practices in corporate ethics and govern- ance. "Building a culture of integrity is a continuing journey, measured by our actions every day," Kimberly-Clark chief executive Tom Falk said. "We always strive to reach that goal and continue to improve. "This recognition from Ethisphere acknowl- edges the priority we place on accountability. "I'm proud of our teams around the world and know they will continue to work hard to live up to the expectations of this award in the years ahead." Kimberly-Clark received multiple distinctions for its sustainability and citizenship practices over the past year. Helpline expands support for students Home visit Sustainable practices earn global award Volunteers secure site for fire fighting museum CFS protects history AUSTRALIA'S only national 24-hour chil- dren's telephone and online counselling and support service has launched an Australian first program to provide free interactive online sessions to thousands of primary school children across the country. Kids Helpline will roll out the Kids Helpline @ School program to provide support for children facing issues such as friendship and relationship problems, cyber bullying, family issues and fears about transitioning into high school. Kids Helpline chief executive Tracy Adams said the free program, offered in partnership with Optus, would involve qualified Kids Helpline counsellors joining classrooms across the country via video linkup. "These sessions aim to normalise help seeking behaviour and assist children to feel comfortable about seeking support," she said. "We have been operating Kids Helpline for 22 years and collated the most common issues kids interact with us about for ses- sions for the program." The program will be rolled out to 2500 students over the next six months and expanded to more schools by the end of 2014. Any primary school in Australia can book a session by visiting the Kids Helpline website, calling (07) 3867 1284 or emailing school@ kidshelp.com.au Kids Helpline can be accessed by calling 1800 551 800 or online at www.kidshelp. com.au NEWS 14 E: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 8733 3755 42 Davenport Street Look local first for... • Invoice books • Promotional flyers • Letterheads • Business cards Plus more! Millicent Your week by the stars Week Commencing: March 31st BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK Your best feature is your winning smile and your most controversial attribute is "gift of the gab" . 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