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Severe weather warning issued


The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds for people in the Adelaide Metropolitan, Mount Lofty Ranges, Lower Eyre Peninsula, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Flinders, Mid North, Riverland, Murraylands, Upper South East, Lower South East and parts of the West Coast and North East Pastoral districts.

A strong front, which will move across the State today, is forecast to reach the Adelaide area around midday before moving through the Mid North and Riverland during the afternoon.

Locations which may be affected include Adelaide, Mount Barker, Victor Harbor, Kingscote, Mount Gambier, Naracoorte, Port Lincoln, Maitland, Clare and Keith.

The State Emergency Service advised that people should move vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure loose items and stay indoors while conditions are severe.

Source: SAPOL

Australia’s own ‘George the Farmer’ tops the charts


Within the first 24 hours of release, Limestone Coast developed App, ‘George the Farmer’ soared the charts on the App store to become the number one book and ninth overall most popular App for the iPhone. This lovable Australian larakin has cemented a strong foothold into the children’s App market for all of the right reasons.

Welcomed by the agricultural industry across Australia as a worthy educational tool to help teach 0-8 year old children about farming and food & fibre production in a simple, but fun way, it has been receiving rave reviews and has also been making sales into the United States, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“Across the world, people may need a hairdresser or a doctor a few times a year, but every day, three times a day we all need a farmer. Educating children on where their food comes from in a simple but entertaining way is one of the main aims of George the Farmer. This lovable character definitely has international appeal” said Simone.
The stories, written by Simone and illustrated by Ben, focus on George the Farmer, who is everyone’s friend. With his trusty dog Jessie by his side, George tackles the day to day activities of Australian farming life with enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and most importantly a big smile.
The App, aimed at 0-8 year old children, includes the first story of the series which follows George as he plants a wheat crop as well as two games and a sing-a-long activity.
George the Farmer will be officially opened by Mitch Williams the State Member for MacKillop at 10.30am on Friday, August 1 at the Millicent Public Library, Ridge Terrace. The opening will include a story reading, showing of the App, demonstration of how George was illustrated, a sing-a-long to the theme song as well as all illustrations from the App being on show in the adjoining A-class gallery.
School children and teachers will be in attendance and people of all ages from the Limestone Coast are welcome to join in the George the Farmer festivities.
The exhibition will run until August 23. The next George the Farmer App story is due for release in November with a game App to be released in February.
More information can be found on the George the Farmer website, http://www.georgethefarmer.com.au or by following GeorgetheFarmerAU on Facebook or Instagram.

Source:- Hello Friday

Millicent Respiratory Support Group firewood raffle winner

20140726_122116Carley and Max Blacketer draw winning ticket

The Millicent Respiratory Support Group firewood raffle  was drawn on Saturday 26th July by Foster’s employee Carly. We raised in excess of $750:00 from this raffle.

The winning ticket was held by Trevor Brooks of Southend whose wife, Heather, purchased the ticket outside Foster’s Foodland.

Trevor was extremely happy with the win as he had no idea that Heather had purchased raffle tickets and thought the quality of the firewood extraordinary.

The proceeds of the two raffles held this year will be put to the purchase of a spare battery for the portable oxygen concentrator we donated to the Millicent Medical Centre last year and a new treadmill that we will loan to the physiotherapy department of the Millicent Hospital for their Respiratory Rehabilitation courses.

The attached photos are of Carly and Max Blacketer drawing the lucky ticket and Heather Brooks with the unloaded red gum firewood.

The MRSG would like to thank all who have purchased raffle tickets and assisted us in realising this year’s goal.

20140726_132600-1Heather Brooks with winnings!

Source: Colin Pye