The South Eastern Times : May 13th 2014
2 NEWS Parenting forum hailed a success A MILLICENT school principal was pleased with the strong interest in a recent parenting forum. Hosted by the St Anthony’s Parents and Friends Committee, the forum staged by visiting speaker Mark Le Messurier was open to all community members. Principal Amanda Parslow congratulated the organising committee. “It was an extremely successful workshop and was well supported by the community with over 50 people attending,” she said in the school newsletter. “This was so exciting to see and Every Wednesday Schnitzels $14.50 a great reward for the hard working parents who put their time and effort into arranging this wonderful workshop for our community. “Those who attended were treated to an outstanding presentation by Mark Le Messurier about parenting. “From what I have heard, there were many ‘aha’ moments and practical strategies to take home and use straight away. “I would like to thank the Parent Federation of Catholic School Parent Communities for making this possible through a Parent Federation grant.” SATURDAYS ARE -Includes Gravies- PORTERHOUSE STEAK NIGHT P E $1500 THE TIGER HOTEL Tantanoola - 8734 4066 Need a suit or outfi t for the races? TonyE FREE COURTESY BUS over 15 or more For bookings BIG WIN: Mount Gambier and District Community Bank customer relationships manager Emma Horrigan (left) and Redgum Country sales assistant Dee Fox (right) help Clara Walker celebrate winning a $1000 Bendigo Bank account after her entry was drawn in week five of the Shop Local, Win Big competition. Picture: SAM DOWDY Cash grab celebration Furner woman has 1000 reasons to celebrate FURNER woman Clara Walker was last week’s Shop Local Win Big competition winner. In the fifth draw of the 15-week competition, Ms Walker won a $1000 Bendigo Bank account thanks to the Mount Gambier and District Community Bank. Ms Walker acquired her entry form while shopping with her daughter at Mount Gambier’s Redgum Country. “I brought my daughter Lauren to Redgum Country to get a dress for the Penola Races,” she said. “I ended up buying a top and pair of pants and Lauren filled out the entry form for me. “It was really exciting finding out I had won. “I’m going to spend my winnings on something nice - I’m sure my daughter will help me.” Redgum Country owner Wendy Richardson said she was just as excited as Ms Walker. “I love it - it makes us feel like we’re winners too,” she said. “People get excited when they can enter competitions for shopping. “It also helps our business when customers get excited to purchase something because they could win $1000.” The competition is a joint initiative of The South Eastern Times, the Mount Gambier and District Community Bank and selected Limestone Coast businesses. Community bank customer relationships manager Emma Horrigan said the competition was great for both businesses and their customers. “It’s a fantastic competition,” she said. “And it’s a great opportunity to build relationships within the district. “It has been supported well by both customers and businesses.” Seaside town rubbish collection debated A SEASIDE council has been urged to overhaul its rubbish collection policy with a motion to be debated today. Cr John Enright believes the dumping of household rubbish has an adverse impact on Robe’s tourism potential. 62 GEORGE ST, MILLICENT PH 8733 2560 EGAN’S EFCO Chainsaw Winter Specials ON NOW! 59 Mount Gambier Rd, Millicent Email: email@example.com Em 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Phone: (08) 8733 4697 After hrs: 0405 449 552 When District Council of Robe gather this afternoon for its monthly meeting, Cr Enright will ask fellow councillors to back his moves to extend the opening hours of the waste transfer station. “It has come to my attention, via personal experience and in talking to other members of the community that if a household misses the weekly collection of household refuse there is no other opportunity to dispose of the refuse,” Cr Enright said in a statement which accompanies his formal notice of motion. “It often occurs in relation to holiday rental properties when the tenants are unsure of the day or time of collection. “I am concerned that if these people have no opportunity to dispose of the household refuse then it gets deposited in the street bins, parks and reserve bins or in the bushland, which does not improve Robe as a tourist destination.” Cr Enright is aware that the system might be abused by some rural residents who do not have a rubbish collection service. “However, they would still have to drive to the waste transfer station in the Robe township at those times when it is open, so maybe this would not occur as often as one might first think,” he said. “Robe District Council needs to make it as easy as possible to dispose of waste and recycling, which will help tidy up people’s properties and improve the environment. “Once the transfer station has operated in its current format for twelve months, I believe it would be opportune to review how it operates, including the service that it provides.” Residents call for Rocky Camp Road upgrade ALTHOUGH their home is little more than 5km from the Millicent Post Office, Henny and Margie Gysbers say they are “fed up” with the dust and pot-holes on their road. Citing health and safety concerns, the couple has described Rocky Camp Road as a “disgrace” and a “rally track” in their request for action from Wattle Range Council. The Gysbers have enlisted the support of their neighbours and school bus drivers to protest about Rocky Camp Road. Their petition with almost 40 signatures was tabled at a recent council meeting. No comment was passed on the petition or the strong-worded letter from Mr and Mrs Gysbers. They said the dust created by passing vehicles meant they were unable to open windows and doors to cool their house down. “We are unable to go outside to water animals, plants, garden and trees and cannot put up solar panels,” they wrote. “The road gets used as a rally track. “We do not have access to the town water supply, but we cannot use the first rainfall we get as the roof is full of dust.” The Gysbers family has had to tolerate the aftermath of two serious car accidents. “We have had to ring ‘000’ twice from cars losing control on Rocky Camp Road,” they said. “One rolled into our paddock and the other hit trees just past our house.” Among the comments made by people who signed the petition were “please control the dust”, “always full of potholes” and “dangerous”. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 643246 642952 642466 Dinner Only Includes Topping Come and check out the range at...
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