The South Eastern Times : June 11th 2019
2 OPINION THE Millicent and district community was well served by Ern Bentley during his almost half-century of residence in this area. Between his arrival to work with the then District Council of Millicent in 1971 and his retirement to Adelaide about a year ago, Mr Bentley gave countless hours of voluntary service. It is therefore fitting Mr Bentley was recognised yesterday with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. There were 1214 names on the list with the capital city media outlets focussing on “gongs” awarded to such OUR VIEW film stars as Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana and Sigrid Thornton. Most of us are unlikely to have had anything to do with this trio but our contact over 47 years with Mr Bentley would have been many and varied. As an engineer and works manager with the Millicent, Beachport and Wattle Range councils, there would be few roads or civil projects in this area which have not felt his hand. These senior roles gave him a high public profile along with his many voluntary activities. Nowadays Millicent has an ambulance station staffed around the clock by paramedics but for many years we had to rely on such St John Ambulance Brigade volunteer members as Mr Bentley to crew the ambulances. Mr Bentley’s devout Christian faith meant he was a leader and lay preacher with the Millicent Uniting Church. 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Send your news tips and contributions to: email@example.com Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud member of Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 726885 What do you think of the Medal of the Order of Australia being awarded to former Millicent resident Ern Bentley? CATHY DONGHIA, Millicent I remember Ern cooking curries at the Uniting Church Food Fests and for blessing the lobster fleet at Beachport. BILL SAPIATZER, Sebastopol I am pleased as Ern has been a community leader and involved in many groups. GRAHAM McROBERT, Millicent It is well deserved because of Ern’s loyal service to the community. ordained clergy across nearly every Christian denomination in Millicent, Mr Bentley was often called on to conduct funerals and such public events as Anzac Day commemorations and the annual Blessing of the Fleet at Beachport. Furthermore, Mr Bentley also used his many talents in other realms such as serving on school committees and delivering Meals-on-Wheels. The fabric of our community was enriched in many ways by him. The South Eastern Times commends Mr Bentley OAM on this deserving honour. COMMENT Blood donations urged ROLL up your sleeves regularly to support blood cancer patients. It takes 18 people donating blood monthly to treat just one person living with blood cancer. INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................11 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............12 50 YEARS AGO ........................................13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................15 SPORT ..............................................................16 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 18°C Min 8°C Sunny Chance of rain - 20% <1mm UV: Low Wednesday Max 17°C Min 12°C Morning rain then showers Chance of rain - 95% 5-15mm UV: Low Thursday Max 15°C Min 9°C Showers Chance of rain - 90% 5-10mm UV: Low 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Tuesday: Sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower at night. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 6 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 19. Wednesday: Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain during the morning, tending to showers for the afternoon. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 30 to 45 km/h during the day then tending west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to around 12 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. Winds northwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 9 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots early in the morning. Seas 1.5 to 2 metres. Swell westerly 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon. Wednesday: Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots turning westerly 25 to 35 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the evening. Seas 2 to 3 metres. Swell westerly 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon. Tues 11th Sunrise 7.19am Sunset 4.56pm Wed 12th Sunrise 7.20am Sunset 4.56pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 11 7.56am 0.66m 4.48pm 0.94m Wed 12 3.14am 0.72m 5.33pm 0.86m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 11 8.39am 0.51m 4.59pm 0.82m Wed 12 3.43am 0.59m 4.45pm 0.74m 745662 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au That is why this National Blood Donor Week (June 9-15), the Leukaemia Foundation is challenging Australians to step up and become a regular donor. More than 100,000 Australians are affected by blood cancer, including people in your local community and many of these people require regular donated blood products to manage their cancer. What many people do not realise is the sheer volume of blood needed to support blood cancer patients. More than a third of all blood donations (34pc) collected by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service go towards supporting cancer patients and people living with blood diseases - and with good reason. One 470ml blood donation unit includes red cells, plasma and platelets. On average, one acute leukaemia patient will need nine units - or 2.25 litres - of red blood cells each month, or just over one litre (36 units) of platelets each month during treatment. This means for every blood cancer patient in your community, we need 18 Australians to roll up their sleeves every month - not just once, but for every month of that person’s treatment time, which can be anything from eight months on average through to a number of years. With 35 people every day diagnosed with a blood cancer in Australia and this number expected to increase to close to 50 people per day by 2025, we know more Australians will become critically reliant on blood products into the future. The need for blood products to support blood cancer patients does not stop, so neither should blood donations and that is why we are calling on more Australians to make blood donation part of a regular routine rather than a once-off exercise. Find out how you can support people living with blood cancer at www. leukaemia.org.au or to join the fight by making a blood donation, visit www. donateblood.com.au. Bill Petch, Leukaemia Foundation chief executive officer Tribute paid to much-loved ‘community cornerstone’ MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist MILLICENT lost one of its quiet achievers and much-loved community members. While many high-profile individuals are eulogised, it is people like Sue Pappin who are the cornerstone of our communities. Their involvement in so many ways, none of which gives them financial reward, makes them our true superstars. Sue Pappin came into our lives when our sons were young. The Pappin family became a keystone of our own family. Jenny and Sue both worked stints looking after our boys. Nanna Sue was a calm, consistent and loving adult in their lives. She was there to take them to kindy, Kindergym, school, shopping whatever was on the schedule. She took them into her world too. Sue’s mother, Heather Pasfield, or as our sons called her, Jenny’s Nanna, became a loving pseudo grandmother. They visited Pa Kevin at the farm and Seamus accidently renamed their dog, Gearbox, to Beerbox. Nanna Sue was there for them when they scraped their knees, had a cold, celebrated a birthday or simply needed a cuddle. Seamus described his Nanna Sue as “the kindest person I have ever met.” Indeed, she was. Sue was a giver with no expectation of gaining anything in return. Her work with the other Sues to run extraordinarily successful Big Morning Teas year after year was true altruism. Cooking would be done for weeks in preparation, prizes gathered from friends and local businesses to fill out the simple joy of getting people together for morning tea to raise funds for a worthy cause. She has been a stalwart in the Millicent Presbyterian Church and her organ playing will be sorely missed. Her health has not been great for some years now and I have watched her diminish in size but never in optimism or the possibility of helping others however she could. Individuals like Sue make our lives so much richer through their friendship and generosity.
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