The South Eastern Times : April 29th 2014
8 NEWS Photography show captures success RAQUEL MUSTILLO THE format of the Rotary Photographic Art Show has proven to be yet another successful event for the Millicent Rotary Club, with many spectators zooming in on the exhibition. The display finished on Monday with visitors from around the country embracing the opportunity to experience the South East through some of the region’s talented photographers. Rotary Photographic Art Show coordinator Mary Altschwager said exhibition attendees were amazed by the general standard of the entries. Over 230 prints were entered into the annual competition, with Furner resident Mary Whitehead winning the Nature, Landscape, Portrait and Don Ferguson awards. Moung Gambier photographer Mike Slattery was crowned winner of the Wattle Range Mayoral Open category, while up-and-coming Millicent youngster John O’Connell won the under 19 category at the opening night. Steve Chapple of Millicent was announced as the People’s Choice winner with his landscape, First Light. “We received a lot of completed entries for the people’s choice and Steve won by a large margin and it’s a deserved win,” Ms Altschwager said. Need a suit or outfi t for the races? TonyE Slab thief released Millicent woman fined over alcohol theft A MILLICENT woman was “out of it” when she donned a balaclava and stole a slab of Jack Daniels from a hotel. Carly Anne Evans, 33, pleaded guilty in Millicent Magistrates Court to theft, failing to tell police the identification of a driver and two counts of driving while suspended. It was about midnight on December 8 when a hotel staff member heard the drive-through buzzer go off. When the staff member reached the area, she saw a balaclava-clad woman running away with the $82 slab of Jack Daniels premix cans. She noted the perpetrator’s registration details, which led police to Evans’ address. When interviewed at her home, Evans denied any knowledge of the incident and refused to tell police who was driving her vehicle. Officers located the slab, with 10 cans missing, in Evans’ backyard, but the accused expressed ignorance as to how it got there. Evans showed police a Facebook post she said proved she was at a different location at the time of the offending. “I was pretty drunk and coming down off morphine,” she conceded to officers. Meanwhile, on three separate occasions, police caught Evans driving while she was suspended. On the first occasion, on December 20, Evans received a warning. Nine days later, at 2.30am, she was charged with the offence. On the third occasion, on January 2, she was arrested. Defence counsel Donna Edwards said her client suffered from a long list of medical issues, including schizophrenia, post traumatic stress, epilepsy and manic depression. Ms Edwards said Evans had not consumed alcohol “for years” until the day of the theft. She said Evans was “out of it” at the time and could not explain her behaviour. “There will be no more,” Evans told the magistrate when he released her on a six-month good behaviour bond. The accused was also fined $150 and ordered to pay $82 in compensation to the hotel. 62 GEORGE ST, MILLICENT PH 8733 2560 EGAN’S EFCO Chainsaw Winter Specials ON NOW! PROPERTY GURU: Paul Hulford has been awarded the business contribution award by the Property Club. He was presented with the accolade by Mark Bouris (right) from Celebrity Apprentice and Property Club founder Kevin Young (left). Property Club contributions recognised ALEX McGREGOR 59 Mount Gambier Rd, Millicent Email: email@example.com Phone: (08) 8733 4697 | After hrs: 0405 449 552 Em Every Wednesday Schnitzels $14.50 SATURDAYS ARE -Includes Gravies- PORTERHOUSE STEAK NIGHT P E $1500 THE TIGER HOTEL Tantanoola - 8734 4066 8 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, April 29, 2014 FREE COURTESY BUS over 15 or more For bookings A KIMBERLY-Clark Australia Millicent Mill site electrician has won a business contribution award at a recent ceremony on the Gold Coast. Paul Hulford - a volunteer for the Property Club for over seven years - was recognised for his contribution in front of 500 people who attended the ceremony. The award was presented by Mark Bouris from the television series Celebrity Apprentice and Property Club founder Kevin Young. Mr Hulford said it was an honour to meet the two prominent figures he had looked up to for most of his life. The Property Club has regular meetings on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Mount Gambier Community RSL. Kingston man convicted for cultivating cannabis the evening of January 25. A KINGSTON shearer was convicted and fined for growing three large cannabis plants in his backyard. Corey Sharam, 28, pleaded guilty in the Millicent Magistrates Court to a single count of cultivation. Police found the “healthy” cannabis plants when they searched Sharam’s property in May is Bowelscan Month Bowelscan is a program developed by Rotary to assist in the early detection of Bowel Cancer and is being conducted annually throughout the month of May. Simple test kits $10 Available from your local pharmacy - All results notified A community health awareness program supported by Australian Rotary Health 645235 Now Open: Jubilee Highway East, Mount Gambier Phone Agents for Hardi Sprayers (08) 8725 2022 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Sharam admitted nurturing the cannabis from seedlings. 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