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New citizens welcomed by Mayor Gandolfi

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Above is a photograph of Mayor Gandolfi presenting the Dhaliwal family, Sukhchain, Kamaljit and their son Surkhab with their Australian Citizenship certificates at a ceremony held in the Millicent Library History Room on Friday, 8 January 2016. The Dhaliwal family reside in Millicent and are originally from India.

The young family opened the popular New Heaven Indian Restaurant in Millicent 2 years ago winning the MBCA Outstanding Business Awards 2 successive years and have just opened a second one in Mt Gambier.

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 Mayor Gandolfi presenting Mr John Cosgrove with his Australian Citizenship certificate at a ceremony held in the Millicent Library History Room on Thursday, 14 January 2016.  John, originally from the United Kingdom, now lives in Tantanoola. He was joined at his ceremony by his wife Cath.

Familiar face joins Millicent midwifery clinic

James and MandyMandy Westcombe and Dr James Bushell Medical Clinic Millicent

Midwife Mandy Westc0mbe is the new face at the Medical Clinic Millicent Midwifery Clinic. Mandy is a local girl who has spent 4 years as RN at the Millicent Hospital and has trained at both the Millicent and Mt Gambier Hospitals.

 Clinic partner Dr James Bushell said having worked with Mandy he was impressed with her abilities and as she recently completed her studies, her up to date knowledge and experience made her the obvious choice to step into the role previously held by Anna Wilson who is  on maternity leave.

 Mandy’s work at the Millicent Clinic and the Mt Gambier hospital will give many pregnant women the double experience of a familiar face at both places and provide a continuity of care.
“A familiar face is comforting to women when they arrive to give birth,” said Mandy.

Dr Bushell also works at the Millicent Clinic and Mt Gambier Hospital providing the same continuity of care.

Women will see the Midwife when attending the clinic but Dr Bushell is also available on clinic days to provide further assistance when required.

 There are plans to increase post natal and breast feeding care at the Midwifery Clinic to increase support for mothers. This service helps relieve some of the uncertainties in pregnancy and reduce anxiety before and after the birth. The fortnightly clinic is held on Thursdays and is attracting many bookings but could be moved to weekly if the need is there to support women.

 Some women birthing in Mt Gambier want to return to Millicent Hospital but this depends if midwives are available at the Millicent Hospital at the time.

 Midwifery is an aging population and historically once birthing is stopped at a centre, those once skilled as midwives end up as general nursing staff because they have no opportunity to maintain midwifery skills. Obstetrics services were removed from the Millicent Hospital by Country Health SA mid 2013 which saw some midwives transfer to Mt Gambier and some chose other career paths.

The Midwifery clinic is held on Thursdays and appointments can be made by calling the Medical Clinic on 8733 2200.

Stolen gun handed in at amnesty



A firearm, two magazines and ammunition (pictured) surrendered to police at the Mt Gambier Police Station as part of a state wide amnesty, was stolen more than 20 years ago. The weapon is among hundreds that have been surrendered to police and approved firearms dealers in the first month of the amnesty.

Inquiries have revealed that the items were stolen from a house in Mt Gambier in 1993.

“We know that criminals value these type firearms – and the opportunities they present to commit further crimes – so we are pleased to have this weapon handed in to us,” said Superintendent Kym Hand, from the SA Police Firearms Branch.

“This firearms amnesty means people can surrender unwanted, unregistered or illegal firearms without fear of prosecution.”

The Firearms Amnesty runs until 30 June 2016.

For a full list of participating dealers and for more information:

Web: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/services-…/firearms-and-weapons .

Email: sapol.firearmsbranch@police.sa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 586 945 – Amnesty Information Line staffed Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Source:- SAPOL


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