The South Eastern Times : October 8th 2019
2 OPINION THE weekend’s weather did little to deter hundreds of residents and visitors from attending the Millicent National Trust Living History Museum’s annual Heritage Day. With the regular admission price to the historical institution being $12, a crowd of around 300 took advantage of the free entry and explored arguably one of the best museums in regional Australia. The facility’s extensive layout tells the story of early Millicent days, leading attendees from the Indigenous history and culture of the Limestone Coast to the perils of the sea. OUR VIEW It successfully represents a crosssection of rural life, as well as the state horse-drawn vehicle collection and the Helen Hughes Costume Collection. However, it has been the recent Heritage Day event which has further catapulted the historical institution into a must-see destination. The showcase events draws attendees from across the Limestone Coast as well as interstate tourists with its combination of regular museum displays and a range of special displays. The Millicent Country Fire Service (CFS), the Millicent Lions Club and the Millicent Girl Guides were among the community and service groups providing support for the museum through displays, hearty food and games. TALKING TO THE TIMES What does Seniors Month mean to you? 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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 COMMENT Bight stance support Ag Town campaign promotes Millicent’s agricultural sector A REPORT by The South Eastern Times’ “Fred” Smith of the Wattle Range Council September meeting reminded me of the comments by some councillors who found my submission “emotive”. “Emotive”, according to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, means “tending to excite emotion”. INDEX TV GUIDE ..........................................................8 TRADES AND SERVICES .................9 PUZZLES ........................................................10 50 YEARS AGO ........................................11 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................12 SPORT ..............................................................13 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT Tuesday Max 13°C Min 5°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 45% <1mm UV: High Wednesday Max 15°C Min 6°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 30% <1mm UV: High Thursday Max 15°C Min 5°C Possible shower Chance of rain - 30% <1mm UV: High 2 - The South Eastern Times, Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Tuesday: Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the early morning. The chance of a thunderstorm and small hail in the early morning. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning southerly in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 14. Wednesday: Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 7 with daytime temperatures reaching around 15. Thursday: Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 17. Coastal – Tuesday: Winds southwesterly 25 to 30 knots easing to southwest to southerly 20 to 25 knots late morning, turning southerly 15 to 20 knots late afternoon, easing to 10 to 15 knots late evening. Seas 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning. Wednesday: Winds southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres south of Port MacDonnell. Tues 8th Sunrise 6.33am Sunset 7.18pm Wed 9th Sunrise 6.32am Sunset 7.19pm BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Tues 8 11.24am 0.94m 8.45pm 0.6m Wed 9 11.42am 0.98m 7.21pm 0.61m ROBE TIDE TIMES Tues 8 11.54am 0.78m 8.39pm 0.45m Wed 9 11.52am 0.85m 7.32pm 0.47m 753071 www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au I believe “emotive”, as used by these councillors, was meant as a criticism. If these councillors had found these substantiated facts aroused emotion in them I would feel a little less despair for the state of the earth. If, however, they read these facts and refused to allow themselves to be moved, or were genuinely unmoved, I am worried. As Clive Hamilton said - “the greatest tragedy is the absence of a sense of tragedy.” Our oceans are under dire threat of death from the overwhelming effects of coal, oil and gas, namely plastic pollution, oxygen depletion, too much CO2 and ocean acidification. To think of the death of the oceans certainly moves me to tears. I did not invent the facts in my submission. I congratulate Wattle Range Council which, in spite of some misgivings, joined the 17 plus other South Australian councils, including Kingston, Grant and Robe, in opposing drilling for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight. Marcia Lorenz, Beachport MOIRA NEAGLE Guest columnist FOLKS, we have just four more days to make an impact on the decision as to which of five South Australian towns will be named the Agricultural Town of the Year. A couple of birdies are whispering to me that we are well and truly in the running. To make it happen we have to keep up the social media campaign #agtownoftheyear. Please, please, please take photographs of your stock, pets, local businesses, landscapes, produce and products, welcome signs, significant local buildings and post them with the hashtag. Sincere thanks to Mary Whitehead, Sassi, Julie Bevan, Steve Chapple, McCourt’s Garden Centre, 3MP, Heaven On A Hanger, Visit Millicent, Banksia Company, Joey Leyden and Millicent Florist for your tremendous photographs posted to date. Keep it up, folks. We would love others in our community to get on board too. This is a new competition celebrating South Australia’s agricultural country towns. It is a State Government initiative designed to highlight South Australian country towns that support and promote primary industries and all they contribute to rural communities and to the state as a whole. 43 nominations were received, with an independent judging panel narrowing the field down to five finalists - Cleve, Kapunda, Langhorne Creek, Millicent and Renmark. The 2019 Regional Showcase Celebration evening to be held on Friday is described as an opportunity to reflect on the significant contributions made to country areas and to celebrate those who are doing all the hard work. This event will be held at The Farm Eatery, just out of Nurioopta. We know that our town and agricultural district is special. We have some of the best agricultural land in Australia if not the globe, good and reliable rainfall and innovative practices. It is a no-brainer as far as I am concerned. JOHN MULLINS, Millicent It’s an opportunity to value the people who built our community. ALAN ARMIT, Millicent Not much - but it is my birthday on the 13th of this month. WENDY THOMSON, Millicent It’s a time to celebrate seniors in our community with a variety of events. It is an excellent example of community coming together and supporting one of our town’s important cultural institutions. The museum’s committee, volunteers and the wider community are to be congratulated on a fantastic Heritage Day which is quickly becoming one of Millicent’s premier events. This, along with the museum’s other innovative projects including the interactive and sell-out Murder at the Museum event, is testament to the talent, hard work and dedication of all volunteers.
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