The South Eastern Times : August 13th 2019
2 OPINION HATS off to the organisers of the ninth annual Millicent Business Community Association Outstanding Business Awards night which was successfully staged at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre on Saturday night. It is a time when the best in business are rightly honoured. The South Eastern Times is proud of its long association with the association and its role as one of the major sponsors of the gala event. As usual, the staging of the night was hard to fault, with two fresh measures adding to its appeal. For the first time, a comedian was OUR VIEW used to relax the crowd and create a happy mood and Mount Gambier resident Tim Rochow did this with aplomb. Secondly, local musical duo JB and Crowey were given the task of keeping the dance floor full after the formalities were over and they did so with their excellent covers of pub rock classics. The masterstroke of the association committee each year has always been to ask local businesses to supply the supper. Not only are awards night attendees guaranteed tasty, premium and varied treats, the catering dollars remain in Millicent An editorial is not the appropriate place to detail the many achievements of the 2019 association award winners. Suffice to say, all were worthy of the accolades and the judges would have had a difficult task in choosing the winners from so many quality nominations. 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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 Ratepayers propose alternative office plan THIS is an open letter to Wattle Range Mayor Des Noll, Wattle Range councillors and senior staff. We understand that new offices are in the planning stage for Wattle Range Council, the cost of which is estimated to be $3.5m. Please could the council consider the following proposal. The Millicent Library has been a wonderful asset for the last 30-plus years but is now very tired and requires major rethinking to enable it to offer services required by our community for the next 30-plus years. Please put the $3.5m towards a dynamic library/ community/business hub for the benefit of all ratepayers, which in turn would free space in the current library for expansion of council offices. The old Millicent Community Club site (not the building) would be perfect for a new library/community/business hub. We feel it would revitalise the town for all age groups. Please do not tie ratepayers’ money up in an expensive office complex that may only be of use for a few years. Guy and Sue Wheal Beachport INDEX TV GUIDE .......................................................11 50 YEARS AGO ........................................12 TRADES AND SERVICES ..............13 PUZZLES ........................................................14 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................15 SPORT ..............................................................16 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 13°C Min 6°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 80% <1mm UV: Low Wednesday Max 15°C Min 5°C Partly cloudy Chance of rain - 5% <1mm UV: Moderate Thursday Max 16°C Min 8°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 75% 1-5mm UV: Moderate 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Tuesday: Cloudy. The chance of morning fog. High (80%) chance of showers in the south, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Light winds. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14. Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 16. Thursday: Cloudy. High (75%) chance of showers. Winds northerly 20 to 30 km/h turning west to northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 8 with daytime temperatures reaching around 17. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly in the late afternoon then increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late evening. Seas below 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2 to 2.5 metres. Wednesday: Winds northerly 15 to 25 knots. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning. Swell southwesterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning. Tues 13th Sunrise 6.55am Sunset 5.31pm Wed 14th Sunrise 6.54am Sunset 5.32pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 13 3.17am 0.77m 11.45am 1.40m 7.40pm 0.88m 11.01pm 0.92m Wed 14 4.28am 0.74m 12.09pm1.44m 7.24pm 0.87m 11.38pm 0.99m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 13 3.24am 0.38m 11.46am 1.03m 7.44pm 0.48m 11.15pm 0.55m Wed 14 4.36am 0.32m 12.15pm 1.08m 7.32pm 0.46m 11.53pm 0.63m 751533 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au Have your say. The South Eastern Times values your opinion. If you have a view or wish to comment on any community issue we would like to hear from you. Please write to: The Editor PO Box 22 Millicent SA 5280 firstname.lastname@example.org Wild weather continues to wreak havoc across region mulched gardens. MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist MORE wild weather has left its scars across our community. One could be forgiven for thinking a greater force is just a tad upset about actions at ground level. Another tree is down in our garden. We are holding a wedding in our garden later this year and we have never had so many trees die or come down. Clearly Murphy’s Law in action. I had been down to The Grand Hotel in Millicent for the Today breakfast television show filming, returned, had breakfast and it was not until I was washing my coffee mug that I looked out the window. “Oh, no!” There the tree was splayed on the ground, its limbs akimbo. We have limbs and trees down on the farm too. All this is good for the mulching businesses and the sale and servicing of chainsaws. We will definitely have well There is a lot of water lying around. A variety of water birds are busy feeding on flooded pastures, others are swimming and diving merrily and seemingly oblivious to the icy temperatures and driving rain. Pairs of swans have been engineering the construction of their nests. August is a challenging month. We have been hunkered down enduring cold, rain and drizzle for some months now and we are worn down by such weather. We are hanging out for some sunshine to sink through to our cores. There are only so many books you can read, Netflix offerings are growing wearisome and the tasting of the gambit of soup recipes is near exhausted. The glory of the dancing flames of the wood is simply no longer enough to warm the cockles of the heart. The good news is there are some deciduous trees bearing blossom, daylight is slowing stretching out and there are only 53 sleeps to the beginning of daylight savings. Who will you vote for in the supplementary election for Corcoran Ward on Wattle Range Council? DALE BOWERING, Millicent Dennis Muhovics as he is the one I know best. GWENDA BROWNE, Millicent Dennis Muhovics because he is interested in the community. TRUDE MENGERSON, Millicent Dennis Muhovics because he seems like a guy who will get jobs done. of the Millicent business community in attendance, ranging from those who have spent 50 years behind a shop counter to talented teenagers who are making their way in the world of commerce. It was pleasing to see both sides of politics represented by Nick McBride MP and Clare Scriven MLC. Chief organiser Marg Chapple and her dedicated team of volunteers deserve our sincere thanks for arranging another night when the spotlight shone brightly on many who have contributed to the vibrancy and prosperity of Millicent.
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