The South Eastern Times : July 1st 2014
NEWS 7 Business pumps cash into council A MAJOR freehold commercial property owned by Wattle Range Council is expected to generate $83,000 in rent in the 2014/15 financial year. Currently badged as a Caltex outlet and formerly known as Shell and Mobil, the Adelaide Road service station property has been owned by council since the 1960s and leased to private fi rms since then. Cr John Drew queried the amount of revenue from the property when council was deliberating on its budget for the coming fi nancial year. In reply, deputy chief executive Sid Jain clarified the fi gures which had been published in the updated draft budget and business plan papers. Rental from the Millicent service station has regularly generated an annual net operating surplus in excess of $60,000 for Wattle Range Council in recent years. Community recognition of service A CIVIC reception will be held in Millicent in honour of Wattle Range Council libraries manager Janice Nitschke week. next She has been recognised for her service to libraries and the wider community for the past 45 years by being made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). Her AM was announced in the 2014 Australia Day Honours List and was offi cially presented to her in May at Government House in Adelaide by His Excellency the Governor of South Australia Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce. As is customary, the civic reception will be hosted by the Wattle Range Mayor Peter Gandolfi . It will be held in the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre next Friday, July 11. Competition lures anglers THE PLACE TO BE: The Beachport Salmon Hole is a magnet for beach fi shers. 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Scan this QR Code with your smart phone to take you straight to our website: www.gambiercoachlines.com 8723 6000 Friendly rivalry develops into major Beachport fi shing event DAVID SNOOK INTEREST in beach fi shing peaks at this time of the year, coinciding with the Beachport Lions Club’s annual salmon fi shing competition starting this week. Sponsored by Blu Pod At the Jetty and the Beachport Hotel, the competition starts on Friday and runs until July 19. What started as friendly rivalry between two farmers from Furner many years ago has developed into a large community event. Friends and keen anglers Steve Bellinger and Bill Agnew tested the friendship many times trying to out-do each other in the attempts to catch the biggest fi sh. Little did they know they were a big catch for businessman and a member of the Beachport and Rivoli Bay Lions club, Slim Reilly, who built the business At the Jetty, which included a fi shing tackle shop. Slim took great delight in sell- ing fi shing gear to the pair and eventually, with the Lions club’s backing, conceived the idea of a salmon fi shing competition at the Salmon Hole at Beachport. The fi rst salmon fi shing competition was held in 2006 with 45 senior and 10 junior competitors. Since then the competition has grown to 83 senior and 44 junior competitors in 2012 with 2013 being similar. A lot of women also try their luck, which can attract families as it coincides with school holidays. It is not unusual to see groups of fi shers huddled around a camp fi re at the Salmon Hole in afternoons while they have a rest before resuming fi shing to get the big one. www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Current Blu Pod At the Jetty proprietors Abi and Lou Spehr and Tiffany can be found most afternoons giving away drinks or even some daily prizes to spur the fi shers on. There also is a daily weigh in at the hotel with some prizes. The event ends at the Beachport Hotel at 6.30pm on July 19 with over $2000 worth of prizes shared between men, women and juniors. The competition is just one of the many Beachport Rivoli Bay Lions Clubs initiatives and proceeds are used in community projects. One of the most notable is the Premier’s award-winning Beachport foreshore redevelopment. The Premier awarded a cash prize of $500 to the club for the best environmental project in the state. The club has since been active in annually providing breakfast for the community on Australia Day. On Anzac Day, the new war memorial was opened and congratulations go to Lions member Bob Grieve for his concept and hard work to bring it to completion. Many tonnes of rock from Burks Island were also shifted to higher ground by the Lions club destined for the new coffer wall at the boat ramp. The surf beach memorial has also received the attention of the Lions club to undertake repair work and the next major project will be, if approved, a major tourist attraction near the Robe road intersection to build a viewing platform in the shape of a sailing ship. This project will be constructed mostly from material salvaged from the Beachport jetty when it was renovated some years ago. THURSDAY NIGHT - C Chicken or Beef Schnitzel with your choice of sauce or topping FOR ONLY $13.00 d a Alby Pool Schnitzel Night n g w Sandra Humpries Allan Webster 644040 Community Club The Millicent & District 28 Davenport St, Millicent - 8733 3888 The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 7 2014/2015 Extended Tours 644086 642451 n n i t n i Friday, 25th July 2014 Admission $20.00* Meals available from 6.00pm Table bookings for meals: 8733 3888 Table bookings for show only: 0418 898 248 *Purchase a meal - pay only $15 for show! S ev e e p h . . .
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