The Border Watch : January 5th 2018
SOCIAL FEED Border Watch Mount Gambier @kyraTBW email@example.com New year starts with a bang Eddie on the couch THOUSANDS celebrated the new year throughout the region last weekend with many sharing their photographs and hopes for 2018. Vansittart Park was filled with families and people of all ages for the annual event, which included two sets of fireworks. Chris Kennedy: Great fireworks! Meanwhile, others celebrated in surrounding towns including Robe, Millicent, Beachport and Port MacDonnell. Yazmin Young: Happy new year everyone! Bring on another amazing year of smashing goals and watching my girls learn and grow. Kerry Pedlar: May 2018 bring you good health, happiness and tick a couple of things off your bucket list. Jessie Clements: If 2018 brings half as many amazing memories as 2017, I’ll be very pleased. Merry new year folks. Suzie Kirk: Spent New Year’s Eve at The Grand Hotel in Millicent, was great fun, happy new year! MOUNT Gambier businessman Eddie Sakkers recently appeared on The Border Watch’s Red Couch for an interview about his successful family business. Eddies Furniture has been servicing the South East for more than 50 years and was recently inducted into the Mount Gambier Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame. The Red Couch video interview was posted to The Border Watch Facebook page, where the charismatic Eddie shared his business tips, tourism thoughts and favourite hobbies. The video attracted plenty of attention from customers located throughout the region. Andrew Sansome: Brilliant Eddie, you have looked after us for many years and I am sure many years to come. Oh by the way Eddie, I reckon you need to get on city council ASAP! Tanya Bierwirth-Leigh: Well said Eddie Sakkers, I totally agree with all you said, especially about the Blue Lake! Milo Milosevic: Always a person who has the courage to openly be his ‘true self’, when I was working at Consumer Affairs he always did more than required to satisfy his customers with a problem! Cindy Patzel: Good on you Ed - always tells it just like it is. Check out the latest Red Couch interview on The Border Watch website or Facebook page. TRENDING NOW NEW YEAR: Thousands of people attended Vansittart Park for the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations and enjoyed two sets of fireworks on the night. What is dominating news feeds across the Limestone Coast University educator praised LONG-term Uni SA educator Dr Sue Mutton was recently praised online for her dedication to the social work course while based at the Mount Gambier campus. “Teaching brings me great joy,” she said during an interview with The Border Watch after announcing her retirement from the university after over a decade mentoring students. Former students and staff members praised Dr Mutton’s efforts on our Facebook page. Caitlin Wisnewski: You were absolutely wonderful Sue, I’m blessed to have been able to learn from you! All the best in your future! PRAISE: Dr Sue Mutton was praised on social media this week for her dedication to Uni SA’s social work course during her time based at the Mount Gambier campus. 10 - The Border Watch, Friday, January 5, 2018 Kathryn Rebekah: You have been such a significant influence for so many, including me. Thank you for everything you have done to help build the social work base here! Barb Tobin: All the best in your retirement Sue, you were a wealth of knowledge and I enjoyed having you as a lecturer. Rachel Neale: Thank you Sue for your contribution as a lecturer and the part you played in making me the social worker I am today. I cannot believe you were able to make politics interesting for me! All the best for your retirement. Celeste Raymond: All the very best Sue, well deserved and enjoy the new adventures. Schapelle Corby #NYE Kim Jong Un Blue Lake TRAINING SESH: Former Millicent netballer turned Melbourne Vixen Khao Watts (centre) at Mount Gambier’s F45 Training facility with personal trainers Natasha Spada and Ally Dowling. Vixen trains in region FORMER Millicent netballer turned Melbourne Vixen Khao Watts returned to the region for the festive season and stopped by the city’s F45 Training facility for a memorable session. Since leaving the area to pursue her sporting dreams, Khao has had an impressive national career to date. She claimed a premiership in her first year of elite netball with the New Zealand team Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic before playing for West Coast Fever then the Adelaide Thunderbirds and finally arriving in Melbourne to join the Vixens. The netballer posted a photograph on Instagram praising the team at F45 for their support. @khaowatts: A sweaty mess! Thanks @suchisfyfe7 @ f45_training_mountgambier, Ali and staff for helping me work off the Christmas pud. The girls were so accommodating and modified any exercise I needed! F45 Training Mount Gambier: We loved having a local superstar @khaowatts in studio! Home for Christmas but not for long the @ melbournevixensofficial netball team are getting ready for the start of the season! Good luck for the season, swing by and visit whenever you are home.
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