The Border Watch : March 25th 2015
4 NEWS Stolen property arrest made IN BRIEF POLICE have arrested and charged a Millicent man for being in possession of stolen property and cannabis. Officers from Millicent, Penola and Beachport searched a premises in Millicent on Sunday and located cannabis and property that was believed to have been stolen. Following inquiries, police arrested a 28-year-old Millicent man on Monday in relation to the property and cannabis found during the search. Police will allege the property, which included a guitar, amplifier, battery charger and an outboard motor, was stolen on March 18 from a shed on Agricultural Bureau Drive in Millicent. Officers will also allege the man was in possession of 200 grams of cannabis. The man was charged and bailed to appear in the Millicent Magistrates Court on May 20. VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au GROWING DEMAND: Lynette Martin accommodated 20 Adelaide students at her home during last year’s Generations in Jazz. This year, a neighbour will help out with 40 students from the school visiting Mount Gambier for the festival in May. - City of Mount Gambier - Weekly Affairs LOCAL HERITAGE AND LAKES DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT The Development Plan Amendment (DPA) is proposing to update, rationalise and clarify heritage related policies within Councils Development Plan. In addition to the updating of heritage related policies, the DPA is proposing to list additional heritage places and one historic (Conservation) policy area. The public consultation period is Thursday 5th – Friday 1st March relation to the Local Heritage and Lakes Zone Development Plan Amendment on Tuesday, 12th May, 2015. A public hearing will be held in May, 2015 in the Council Chamber, Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier commencing at 5.30 pm. For further information please contact Council’s Planning Department on (08) 8721 2530. SOUL ARTS CONVENTION The Soul Arts Convention returns to the Main Corner on 28th and 29th March, 2015 offering a weekend of workshops for young people in a range of performing arts including acting, singing and dancing. The Main Corner will use it’s cultural facilities as the backdrop to offer hands-on classes for people aged 7 and over, culminating in a concert at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre on Sunday evening. Registrations for the workshops are now open and can be collected from The Main Corner or by emailing email@example.com MOUNT GAMBIER AND DISTRICTS TERTIARY HEALTH EDUCATION GRANT The Mount Gambier and Districts Tertiary Health Education Grants are currently open. Designed to support residents from Mount Gambier and the District of Grant who have to leave town in order to study University level health professions, grants of up to $2,000 are available by application to assist students with costs incurred with their studies. Tuesday, 31st March, 2015. For more information visit www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au or contact the Council on 8721 2504. ACCREDITED FOOD SAFETY COURSE Is your food handling skills and knowledge up-to-date? The City of Mount Gambier in partnership with TAFE SA is offering an accredited Food Safety 3.5 hour Short Course held locally for all food business/groups food handlers. Participants could also include those seeking employment in the food industry and volunteer/ community group members who handle food. The course will be held at City of Mount Gambier – Civic Centre 10 Watson Drive on Monday, 30th March, 2015 at 3:00pm to 6:30pm. Entrance near the elevator. Participants can register or gain further information by contacting Nigel Plaskett, TAFE SA Kadina Campus on (08) 8821 0400 or firstname.lastname@example.org who travels throughout SA to present this course. WORKS IN PROGRESS The City of Mount Gambier outdoor staff will be working in the following areas in the coming week: • • • • • Blue Lake Lighting Project (low impact works) Commerce Place Carpark Redevelopment Works Railway Lands Paving Works Road Line marking program (various roads) Footpath resealing program • Wehl Street North roadworks (Commercial Street to Jane Street) For more information on City of Mount Gambier visit our website www.mountgambier.sa.gov.au 661430 We need everyone’s help to buy aircraft and keep the ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR fl ying. Please send your donations to: PO Box 1426, Mount Gambier, SA 5290 4 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 www.theborderwatch.com.au Musicians accommodated South East venues prepare to host jazz players ACCOMMODATION SOUGHT From front page “We’re trying to free up the motels for the parents and friends, which means we are really relying on our famous country hospitality to accommodate the Generations in Jazz participants,” Ms Comley said. So far, venues in Penola, Millicent and Port MacDonnell have also been signed up to host musicians, with countless halls and clubrooms being converted into makeshift dormitories for the weekend. “The sporting clubs with shower and kitchen facilities are ideal,” Ms Comley said. With hosts paid $37.50 per student per night for accommodation and breakfast, the initiative has become a worthwhile fundraiser. Private homes are also offered for accommodation. “A four-bedroom, two- The closing date for applications is SCHOOLS, sporting clubs, community groups and home owners are being asked to host young musicians during the Generations in Jazz festival in Mount Gambier from May 1 to 3. A record 3700 participants from 208 stage bands will travel from across Australia and everyone needs a bed. For information about supplying accommodation, visit generationsinjazz.com.au or contact Christine Comley on 8726 9999. n Tickets to Generations in Jazz can be booked online at generationsinjazz.com.au or in person at Chapman’s Newsagency on Commercial Street. bathroom home is plenty for a school of about 20 and Generations in Jazz is able to supply inflatable mattresses,” Ms Comley said. “Other homes are required for the public, including parents and friends of the students who wish to attend.” Last year, Mount Gambier couple Lynette and Colin Martin hosted 22 students and two staff from Adelaide’s Seymour College at their home. “We put them all in three rooms and they were truly so well-behaved and well-disciplined - they even took their shoes off at the door, not that we asked them to,” Ms Martin said, adding the Seymour staff and students appeared to have loved their stay. “They were really grateful for our hospitality and when they left they asked if they could come back this year, so we look forward to seeing them soon.” This year, Seymour College will bring 40 students, so a close friend and neighbour of the Martins has offered to share the load. “It really is a wonderful experience for all - you’ve got to remember that they are out at The Barn a lot of the time, so all you really need to worry about is organising a buffet breakfast each morning and making them feel welcome,” Lynette said. Residents offer accommodation support - page 9 Police seek public help over South East break-ins From front page Police are also appealing for witnesses after a business was broken into on Commercial Street East on Sunday night. Officers were called to a restaurant, where they inspected a smashed front window just before 2am. Sergeant Kyriacou said it was unclear if the break-in was linked to two similar incidents that occurred in Nangwarry and Millicent recently. “The incidents could certainly be linked as the offending appears to be similar in all three break-ins,” he said. The Nangwarry incident involved a man smashing a window at the town’s service station in the early hours of Monday morning, rummaging through cupboards, unsuccessfully attempting to open a safe and then fleeing with a small speaker from an office after being disturbed by a security inspection. The man was caught on closed circuit television and was believed to be travelling with a woman in a small fourdoor blue sedan. In the Millicent incident, a business was broken into on George Street on Monday night or Tuesday morning. The front window of the premises was smashed, allowing for entry to be gained. Thieves stole money from the till and a petty cash container. Police urged all business operators in the Limestone Coast to review their security and ensure that no money is left in cash registers overnight or in other containers which are easily accessible, suggesting instead that safes should be used. Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. IDENTITY NEEDED: Police are seeking assistance from the public to identify this man, who was caught on closed circuit television cameras during a break-in at Nangwarry.
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