The Border Watch : January 1st 2016
8 opinion EDiToRiAL MOUNT Gambier City Council is certainly hitting a six in terms of attracting prominent sporting events to our city. The 2015-16 Commonwealth Bank Australia Country Cricket Championships is certainly a major coup for the Blue Lake city given the economic activity and exposure it will create. The Mount Gambier and District Cricket Association, SA Cricket Association and Cricket Australia must also be praised for staging this premium sporting event. It takes a mammoth effort to pull together an event of this calibre and it is great to see all the venues in top shape across the city. While these events will be a great spectacle for cricketing enthusiasts, it also gives regional players an opportunity to shine on the big stage. These championships have been described as a stepping stone for players aspiring to wear the Baggy Green, which is the ultimate dream for many of the city’s premium players. It is vital the Mount Gambier and regional community swings its support behind the event and attend matches across the city and in Penola. It is not very often the city hosts the nation’s best country cricketers. Meanwhile, it is important various sporting codes and Mount Gambier City Council continue to aim high and chase major sporting events given the economic boom they can create. It is estimated these championships will inject $1m into the city’s economy, which is great news for accommodation, hospitality and tourism operators. The promotion of the city through these events is also priceless and helps to spread the message that we are a great regional tourism destination. Congratulations must go to everybody who has been working behind the scene to clinch this national event. CoMMEnT A gift with a message that makes you smile ROM THE FRONT PORCH R RREENWOOD GRAHAM MOST of us have received something special at Christmas. ESTABLISHED 1861 Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier, SA 5290 Postal address: Box 309, Mount Gambier, SA 5290 Telephone: 08 8724 1555; Fax: 08 8724 1551 Website: www.borderwatch.com.au SMS: 0427 135 114 Proud member of the One of the most precious and perhaps most unusual gifts I received was a little book about the size of a matchbox. It was given to me by my wife Bozenna several years ago and the book is entitled, “To my husband with love” – “Quotations for a special husband”, published by History and Heraldry. With the many problems the world faces, as we move into a new year, it seems appropriate to write a column which might help produce a smile or two, so I will share with you some of the interesting quotes and comments in the book. It has a bit of humour but also a fair bit of truth. 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JOSEF LIA KAESWEBER Germany I really like the Blue Lake and the Umpherston Cave, the weather has been nice here too. TIEFENBACH Germany The weather has been great and we have enjoyed exploring the Great Ocean Road and Mount Gambier. ERIKA PRETTEJOHN Sydney We are here relaxing with our family and the weather has been great for the kids to enjoy the beach. you must remember it may have been these very defects which prevented her from getting a better husband than the one she married. ● Some men achieve distinction from the kind of car they drive – others by the kind of wife that is driving them. ● One nice thing about being a man is you don’t have to kiss somebody who hasn’t shaved for three days. ● Most husbands don’t think of other women – they are too decent, too refined, too old! ● Some girls can’t take a joke, but others prefer one to no husband at all. ● Husbands are like fires – they go out when unattended. ● Watch the man who says he is the boss at home – he may lie about other things, too. ● A husband should tell his wife everything he thinks she’ll find out. ● A man who has faults he doesn’t know about probably doesn’t listen to his wife. ● A ‘rare gift’ is any kind a woman gets from her husband after 10 years of marriage. ● When a husband says he can’t do something due to circumstances beyond his control, he means his wife won’t let him. ● An executive refused an employee’s request for a raise, adding, “I know you can’t get married on what I pay you – and some day you’ll thank me.” ● There are two kinds of husbands; one brings his wife a gift when he returns from a conference and the other who behaved himself. ● A husband who doesn’t know what is wrong with him, has not been listening. ● A husband wanted to show his wife who was the boss, so he bought her a mirror. ● A husband wishes he had as much fun when he’s out as his wife thinks he does. ● The man who boasts that he never made a mistake has a wife who did. ● A devoted husband is one who stands by his wife in troubles she wouldn’t have had if she hadn’t married him. ● Most husbands would like their wives to wear their dresses longer – about three years longer. ● It takes a smart husband to have the last word – and never use it. ● Don’t trust you wife’s judgement – look who she married. ● There would be a lot more happy marriages if husbands tried to understand their wives and wives tried to understand football. ● The woman who complains about the man she married should realise that she could have caught a bigger fish if she had used better bait. ● The best time to do the dishes is right after your wife tells you to. ● There are three things men love, but never understand – females, girls and women. ● A happy marriage is the world’s best bargain. ● Getting married is one mistake every man should make. ● Finally: True love does not have a happy ending; true love never ends. Best wishes and I hope everyone enjoys a happy and prosperous 2016. ViSiT US onLinE borderwatch.com.au Break the school holidays boredom With the school year over and parents looking for low-cost ideas to keep children entertained, The Border Watch is highlighting just a few fun activities on the Mount Gambier 50 Things To Do Before You Turn 13 list. Do you recognise this activity? Answer in the next edition. Last edition – VISIT THE POSSUMS AT UMPHERSTON SINKHOLE Explore the surrounds and depths of Umpherston Sinkhole to find and feed the fauna within. The possums are mostly located at night, however they have been known to venture out during the daytime. Visit www.tbw.com.au/u13top50 for the full Mount Gambier 50 Things To Do Before You Turn 13 list.
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