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Millicent Bowling Club News

Millicent Bowling Club News

1/ Sunday 7th September the Millicent Bowling Club 2014-15 Season will be officially opened at 1pm. The afternoon’s games will commence immediately after and your names are required by 12:30pm if you are participating.
Full Club uniform is required and please bring a plate of afternoon tea with you.
2/ Sunday 15th September the Millicent Bowling Club will host the Opening Day for the L.S.E.B.A. (Lower South East Bowling Association) 2014-15 Pennant Season at 11am.
All Lower South East bowlers are invited to this day.
Full Club uniform is required and please bring a plate of afternoon tea with you.

Community Passenger Transport Service gets green light


Source: Wattle Range Council

Residents of Millicent and districts will have access to a weekly passenger transport service to Mount Gambier from Wednesday 17 September.

At its meeting of 12 August, Wattle Range Council supported the engagement of Al’s Bus Service to provide the service for a six month trial period. An evaluation of the viability of the service will be made based on its use during this time.

The lack of passenger transport has been an ongoing issue for the community in the Wattle Range Council area. Council’s Chief Executive, Peter Harriott says “This service will renew an important link to the regional centre, enabling residents to maintain social contacts, connectedness to family and friends and to attend various medical and other appointments.”

Running once a week on a Wednesday, the bus will leave from the Mount Burr General Store at 8.45 am, pick up Millicent residents from 9 am at North Terrace (adjacent to the netball courts), Williams Road (outside the Boneham Aged Care facility) and at the Millicent Visitor Information Centre. It will then be scheduled to return to Millicent in the afternoon departing Mount Gambier at 3 pm.

The fee for travel will be $15 (return) for full fare adults, a concession rate of $8 and children accompanied by an adult will travel for free.

Bookings are essential and can be made through the Visitor Information Centre or by ringing (08) 8733 0904.


Rendelsham girl in fine voice


Drew Baker with her trophy for Best Solo

by S Lowe 5THE FMnewsonline wattlerangenow

Ten  year old Rendelsham’s Drew Baker entered the Mt Gambier Eisteddford 2014 solo division, singing ‘Our Choice’  by Lenka. The judges awarded her first prize in her division. Drew is an avid viewer of The Voice Kids and she would like to continue singing and one day enter the The Voice. Drew is a student at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Millicent.

Drew was also a member of the winning team of three year 5 students,  debating on the topic ‘are big families better than small families. Sophie Skeer and Ellie Cook made up the successful team with Drew being awarded the best overall speaker on the day.

St Anthony’s students were also successful in several other categories.

Sophie Wallis, Clare Davey and James Lucas debated on ‘compulsory voting taking out the title in this category.

Tyler Redding, James Grant and Ruben Van Eeden debated on the effect of violent video games on society and took out the title in this category.

The Mount Gambier Eisteddfod is part of the ongoing work of Backstage Incorporated which was formed in 1978 to promote the performing arts. This has been achieved through scholarships, achievement awards, physical assistance with local productions (eg set making or providing backstage crew) and creating situations where young people can perform in public.

As part of the promotional work, the Mount Gambier Eisteddfod was commenced in 1982 to give people the opportunity to perform in public while being adjudicated on the standard of their work.

The membership of Backstage Incorporated is made up of people of all ages from children to senior citizens all of whom work together in a friendly atmosphere for a common goal.

Backstage Incorporated is not affiliated with any individual school or club; neither does it support any art form over another. Instead, it gives support where it sees the most need. This is also reflected in the members who are made up of individuals with different involvement in the arts, some with just an interest in arts in general.

While the Eisteddfod enjoys the sponsorship of Arts S.A, Whitehead Group of Companies, Win Television and numerous business houses and individuals, the majority of funds for the Eisteddfod and other projects are raised through the fundraising efforts.