The South Eastern Times : July 15th 2014
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Check out www.bradtilley.com.au for more information. p 0407 394 029 e firstname.lastname@example.org THURSDAY NIGHT - Schnitzel Night Chicken or Beef Schnitzel with your choice of sauce or topping FOR ONLY $13.00 C d Alby Pool a Sandra Humpries Allan Webster 644042 Community Club The Millicent & District 28 Davenport St, Millicent - 8733 3888 4 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 n g w THE Millicent and District Hospital’s Tantanoola auxiliary was represented by two of its charter members at the health facility’s recent golden anniversary celebrations. Janine McCallum and Ellie Lane attended the hospital’s 50 year commemorative service, taking their memories of the now defunct allied organisation. “It’s hard to say all of the things we did for the hospital because there were so many,” Ms Lane said. “One of the main things the auxiliary did was donate a room to Sheoak Lodge.” The auxiliary was founded by former president Hope Warren and secretary Nancy “It really began as a way to help the hospital that helped us,” Ms McCallum said. “There were eight other auxiliaries working with the hospital at that time. “It was a very community driven spirit.” Before disbanding two years ago, the auxiliary fundraised for the hospital. “We did a lot of catering at the races, weddings and out at the Cellulose Mill and we’d donate those funds to the hospital so they could buy equipment and other necessities,” Ms Lane said. “Often the hospital would specify what they needed and we’d work to raise the money for it.” Ms Lane said the auxiliary played an integral role in the organisation and presentation of the Hospital Carnival. “We had a lot to do with it all, we were really involved in the carnival every year,” she said. “Individual services, schools and clubs would have floats and march down the street and we’d have stalls set up near where Sheoak Lodge is now for everyone to come and have a look once the parade was over.” The pair said they were honoured to witness the fruition of the auxiliary’s 49-year involvement with the hospital. “It’s nice to see 50 years of the hospital and have a feeling that we helped out in some way,” Ms Lane said. “We had a lot of fun doing it.” Motion falls short of council expectations Bill misses key South East mining concerns From front page “This motion didn’t encompass all the points made by our councils,” Mr Gandolfi said. Last year, the Labor government - with the support of the opposition - made an amendment to the act to create a matter of national environmental significance for coal seam gas and large coal mining developments which are likely to have a significant impact on a water resource, and establish penalties and offences to prohibit such action. Mr Gandolfi is calling on shale gas to be added alongside coal seam gas restrictions and pushing for all forms of hydraulic fracturing - including geothermal - to be listed on the amendment. “I think they’ve dropped short by excluding geothermal and not including shale,” he said. “I feel a motion of this nature would be appropriate at federal level given that it’s their piece of legislation that can have an effect.” Mr Gandolfi said it was difficult to ascertain why the motion was voted down given it covered multiple points. This was a landmark decision by SELGA - I didn’t think it was at all controversial to support the councils for their principled stand “In my experience I’ve seen motions lost simply because somebody might not agree with one of several points,” he said. Senator Wright said she was surprised South Australian senators - including new Family First Senator Bob Day - had not shown more support. “This was a landmark decision by SELGA - I didn’t think it was at all controversial to support the councils for their principled stand,” Ms Wright said. “The Australian Greens know the importance of protecting the valuable agricultural land in the South East from unconventional gas activities. We are very disappointed the old parties and Family First didn’t join us. Greens Senator Penny Wright “The Coalition Government says they support landholder rights, but if that’s the case, why did they vote against my motion supporting those very rights? “Farmers in the South East are extremely concerned about the dangers unconventional gas exploration could pose to their lands and water supplies - so the Australian Greens greatly admire SELGA councils for taking a stand on behalf of their communities.” www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 644066 644088 BW593360 n n n i Friday, 25th July 2014 Admission $20.00* Meals available from 6.00pm Table bookings for meals: 8733 3888 i t Table bookings for show only: 0418 898 248 *Purchase a meal - pay only $15 for show! S ev e p e h . . .
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