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Local Police Sergeant urges safety on the roads

sergeantSenior Sergeant 1st Class Peter Brown with 5 THE FM’s Rebekah Lowe

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Senior Sergeant 1st Class Peter Brown urged everyone to take care on the roads over the busy holiday season when he visited 5 THE FM studios.  Speed, in-attention, not wearing seat belts, alcohol and drug use are all factors in road accidents and Sergeant Brown said that the police would have an increased presence in the local area over the Christmas and New Year season.

“The trauma of road accidents, injury and death continue to have a devastating affect on a community, and it is wide reaching. The immediate family never get over such a tragedy but the many people involved include the medical teams; ambulances and hospitals, the recovery services  of the SES and CFS; all are impacted by such a tragedy,” he said.

“If you intend to drink, make arrangements so that you don’t drive and don’t get into vehicle with a driver that has been drinking.”

He also urged people to keep possessions safe, lock vehicles and keep temptation out of the way.

Millicent Quality Meats 2-4-2

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Thursday 26th December saw the Millicent Quality Meat’s 2-4-2 played with 20 bowlers on the Hahn Green on a sunny day. Good to see these numbers so soon after Christmas Day.

Other tournaments were on there was still a good field of men and the competition fierce. Three visitors were welcomed to the club; John Slater from Yankalilla Bowling Club (Alan Thompson’s son in law), Robin Correll (Alan Correll’s brother) and Phil Dowdell from Kalangadoo Bowling Club.

The winning teams were Wayne Burris & Rob Chambers 31+7, Robin Correll & Chris Earl 32+12, Bill Davis &Derek Bowering 32+14 and coming second overall were John Buhlmann & Bill Fennell 32 +19.

The winners for the day were Herb Henderson & Alan Correll who finished on 33+5.

Winners Herb Henderson (left) & Alan Corell

Winners Herb Henderson (left) & Alan Corell