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Coming Events in the Wattle Range Region

Coming Events:-

Millicent Twilight Social Croquet:-  begins on Tuesday 5th November between 5-7 pm on the North Tce Croquet lawns. Please wear flat soles, sneakers or thongs. There will be a sausage sizzle available.  If you are interested please call Lorraine on 0400 337 193, or Brenda on 8733 3473 or just come on the night.

The Millicent High School Art Exhibition: – A Broad Palette will be on display in the Millicent Art Gallery from October 29th to November 16th.

The Rendelsham Sports and Progress Assocociation:- will host a special Prostate Cancer afternoon November 11th at 2 pm in the Rendelsham Hall.  Guest speakers and Ambassadors for the Limestone Coast Prostate Cancer Support Group will be speak about their experiences, treatments, and what support is available.  For further information please call Dawn on 8735 4330 or Lyn on 8735 4240

The Moving on from Road Trauma:- weekend will be held on November 15th, 16th and 17th in the Millicent Civic and Arts Centre Guest speakers will include the Commissioner for Victims Rights, SAPOL Major crash investigators, SAPOL heavy vehicle investigation team, Road Trauma Support SA, Chief Magistrate Officer, and Trucking Representatives. Please call 8735 4330 for bookings and information.


Pasin to meet with McCain boss

img_TonyPasinProfileFederal Member for Barker Tony Pasin

S Lowe 5THE FM newsonline wattlerangenow

In a statement just release Federal Member for Barker Tony Pasin has vowed to do all he can to help those affected by the closure of Penola potato processing plant owned by McCain Foods.

‘FEDERAL Member for Barker Tony Pasin is organising to meet with the regional president of McCain Foods, Louis Wolthers, as soon as possible following McCain’s recent announcement that it would close its Penola potato processing plant.

Mr Pasin said while he understood external pressures had brought about the closure, it was important that he highlight the negative impacts of the decision, both short-term and long-term, on behalf of the plant’s employees, local potato growers and affected communities in the region.

“One of the most important things for me is ensuring McCain continues to support local potato growers and that the industry remains viable in the South East,” Mr Pasin said.

“McCain has blamed increasing costs of labour and electricity, as well as competition from cheaper imported potatoes. Plainly, we need to find ways to reduce the cost of doing business in Australia so that we can be more competitive.”

Since the McCain announcement, Mr Pasin has remained in contact with local potato growers in the South East as they continue to renegotiate supply contracts with McCain.

Mr Pasin’s forthcoming meeting with McCain comes after he discussed the impending closure of the Penola plant with Federal Industry Minister, Ian MacFarlane on his most recent stay in Canberra.

“I briefed the Minister in relation to McCain’s announcement and outlined to him the likely local impact of the plant’s closure. He shared my disappointment, but remains absolutely committed to ensuring there is a future for regional industries,” Mr Pasin said.

“One of the things I took out of my discussion with the Minister was the importance of companies like McCain engaging with the Government when they make big decisions such as this. Working in conjunction with Government and local communities ensures all options are explored and better outcomes for all interested parties can be achieved,” Mr Pasin said.

“Both the Minister and I remain willing to work with McCain – our doors are open. That’s why I’m arranging to meet with Mr Wolthers when I am in Canberra in the coming fortnight.”

Mr Pasin reiterated the promise made the afternoon of the closure announcement, saying he remains committed to helping affected employees and suppliers in any possible way during this difficult time.

“I will do everything I can to ensure Barker is always a competitive place for a range of industries and that our diverse regional economy remains on solid footing for growth and the creation of new jobs in the future.” ‘


Millicent Bowling Club

Millicent Bowling Club logo

Jan Bulmann 5THE FM sportonline wattlernagenow

Men’s pennant ….week 3

Division 1 v Mt Gambier Blue

Rod Gibbs ( skip ), Iain Campbell, Ian Ross and David Crase were away to a big lead. They almost let the opposition into the game, but steadied and went on to win 33 shots to 22.

The team of John Scudds ( skip ), Steve Carnellor, Neil Whelan and Denis Clifford were out to a large lead, then lost 15 shots. By winning the last 2 ends, they ran out winners 28 shots to 23.

Terry Barnes ( skip ), Jeff Hollingsworth, Bill Davis and John Buhlmann had a steady start and in a close game got over the line to win 24 shots to 22.

Overall results:

Millicent 85 shots ( 16 points )

Mt Gambier Blue 67 shots ( 0 points ).

Division 2

Millicent v Kalangadoo

Marino Gandolfi ( skip ), Glen Schapel, John Madden and Dennis Schultz had an even start. They were able to pull away as the game progressed to win 29 shots to 19.

Derk Pietersma (skip ), Lindsay Warneke, John Chalmers and Rob Chambers were slow to start. They finished strongly but fell short by 2 shots, 21 to 23.

The team of Herb Henderson ( skip ), Keith Bennett, Bill Burdon and Peter Varcoe started slowly then scored two 6s, a 5 and two 4s to win 24 shots to 23.

Overall results:

Millicent 74 shots ( 14 points )

Kalangadoo 65 shots ( 2 points)

Division 3 Red v Frances

Rod Horne ( skip ), Wayne Burris, Alby Cecotti and Brentley Thomas started steadily but by end 18 they had lost touch. They made a comeback but ended the game 7 shots down, 24 shots to 31.

Andy Kramer ( skip ), Malclom Wright, Ray Thiele and John Eldridge were off to a great start and finished strongly to win 30 shots to 20.

The team of David Botting ( skip ), Phyl Ryan, Norman Peart and Alan Correll had a good start , but losing a 6 and a 5 proved too much in the end, going down 22 shots to 27.

Overall results:

Millicent 76 shots ( 2 points )

Frances 78 shots ( 14 points )

Division 3 Blue v Naracoorte R.S.L.

The team of Doug Chilton ( skip ), Barry Stoddart, Glenn Brown and Manny Vanderhorst played consistently all day. The only time the opposition took the lead was end 24. Luckily Millicent had a 3 up their sleeves and went on to win 24 to 22.

Derek Bowering ( skip ), David Taylor, Cliff Elton and Paul Ryan found the going a bit tough in the first half of the game. After the lunch break they won 7 ends, but it was not enough to overtake the opposition. They went down by 7 shots.

Rod Harkness ( skip ), Bob Baxter, Ray Doecke and Alan Strother were even at end 14. At end 18 the opposition took control of the game and defeated Millicent by 11 shots.

Overall results:

Millicent 58 shots ( 2 points )

Naracoorte R.S.L. 74 shots ( 14 points)