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hot, hot, hot
THE New Year is here and has brought with
it a steady stream of hot weather.
Every time we step outside we are remind-
ed summer has definitely arrived and I don't
think it's just me who thinks it seems much
hotter than recent summers.
If the warm weather isn't enough, we have
been reminded of the dangers an Aussie
summer can bring by the Tasmanian bush-
As usual, the Australian spirit in times of
need has shone through, with many throw-
ing their support behind Tassie.
Several states have faced catastrophic fire
conditions and fire danger days amongst the
worst on record.
Locally, our Country Fire Service volun-
teers have been keeping busy and often we
don't give them enough credit for their work.
Whilst we are all doing everything we can
to beat the heat, sitting in air-conditioned
offices or cooling off at the beach, they are
heading out into hot and windy weather to
battle blazing bushfires.
Thankfully, two fires on the peninsula,
near Lochiel and Ardrossan, were brought
under control quickly last week.
But the talk around town is this is shaping
up to be the hottest summer we have had in
a while and the CFS volunteers will inevitably
have plenty more work on their plates.
There have been reports of 50 degree-plus
temperatures in the middle of paddocks and
mid-30s is being labelled as a "cool change".
Spare a thought for those who don't have
air-conditioning and those working out-
Whilst many people can cool down at the
flick of a switch, this is a luxury not all can
Likewise, power prices deter many from
cranking up the air-conditioner too often.
We certainly seem to be getting the hot
Aussie summer we're renowned for ---
whether you like it or not there's still another
eight weeks of it left.
Brereton, of Kadina,
found 12 blooms on
each of these lily
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Matthew 6, verses 19-21. Jesus said:
"Don't store up treasures on earth! Moths
and rust can destroy them, and thieves can
break in and steal them. Instead, store up
your treasures in heaven where moths and
rust cannot destroy them, and thieves can-
not break in and steal them. Your heart will
always be where your treasure is."
Supplied by NYP Inter Church Council
from the Contemporary English Version.
Now that's service
WOULDN'T you know it! On the first 40
degree day our big freezer full of food and only
bought in 2010 packed it in.
As Kadina Retravision has never let us down,
Bernie Schulz and his team immediately came to
"Not a problem," Bernie said, "when the shop
closes tonight I will come down to Port Victoria
with a loan freezer for you to use and take your
problem freezer back with me for repairs."
Bernie's delivery ute couldn't take the heat
either and broke down at Maitland --- for most
people that would be enough after a long hot
day, but not for this conscientious businessman.
Bernie managed to get another ute, swapped
his load and arrived at our door as promised
and, before leaving with our problem freezer to
repair, he made sure the loan freezer was in
position and working okay for the coming
Thank you to Bernie and Kadina Electrical.
I. and H. McLeod
Thumbs up for
I WOULD like to congratulate Chantal Jacobs, of
Wallaroo, for starting a kitten rescue service.
It is something very much needed in the area,
as is the puppy rescue.
I wish you the best and hope all the cat lovers
will get behind you in any way they can.
Wouldn't it be wonderful for our local council
to become the first to bring in compulsory
desexing and a ban on backyard breeding or face
a hefty fine.
God bless you Chantal.
On another note, thanks to the person who
picked up the mysterious "travelling" mattress
which ended up in the late Swansea Park.
WE have angel nurses and doctors working at
From December 19 to Christmas Day, they
worked so hard to save my husband --- from the
Royal Flying Doctor Service to the trauma team.
What would we do without our dedicated
nurses? Many thanks to all. Margery Hough
MY father was buried at Pink Lake Cemetery just
out of Yorketown in late October 2012.
On December 20, I visited his grave only to
find tyre marks over the grave.
I promptly informed the District Council of
Yorke Peninsula at Yorketown of the situation,
requesting the grave be secured so people would
On December 29, I revisited my dad's grave
only to find more sets of tyre tracks going over the
My distressed mum and I returned to the grave
that afternoon and erected stakes and flags to
prevent any further disrespectful acts.
I can't understand why inconsiderate drivers are
permitted to drive around the cemetery.
Is there no respect for anybody? Not even the
I REMEMBER reading late last year about
Housing SA's intention to do makeovers to
some housing and provide new housing for
people on Yorke Peninsula.
One of the things they were doing was
installing heating and cooling in these houses.
I have no problem with this and believe
everyone should have the benefit of this
What I do not understand is why all
inhabitants of Housing SA's accommodation
are not afforded this benefit.
Can someone tell me why a friend of mine is
living in a Housing SA home in Wallaroo
without these benefits?
Now some of you may think, "so", but this
person is the sole inhabitant of this
accommodation, receives no further assistance
from anyone except his pension from
Centrelink, and is suffering the effects of
He has had chemotherapy, radiotherapy, all
the good things that go along with this dreaded
disease, and was unable to get cooling or
heating in his house.
He couldn't afford to do it himself because
he has been on a disability pension for a
number of years for another problem, before
he got the dreaded "big C".
So he went out and purchased two ceiling
fans, he contacted two local electricians in
2012 in order to get them installed, each
promised to go and see him --- guess what,
nobody went there, the two fans still sit in their
I rang him tonight (Thursday, January 3) to
see how he was and was appalled and
extremely upset to know in order to cope with
the hot weather he has had to resort to lying on
his bed with a pedestal fan he purchased and
he sprays water on himself with a spray bottle
to get some cooling effect.
If I could afford to air-condition his home I
would, but I can't, so who out there can help.
This is an incredibly immoral situation for
anybody to be in.
Any suggestions on what further I can do to
get someone to sit up and take notice would be
Thank you in anticipation of someone
coming up with a solution. Carolyn Ninnes
Green bin please
WITH the closing of the Moonta dump,
residents of Moonta now face a 40-kilometre
round trip to dispose of their green waste.
All other councils have a third green bin,
including the Riverland, SYP, Holdfast Bay,
Enfield/Port Adelaide, as a matter of fact I can't
think of one which doesn't have one?
We were once leaders in waste management,
now we are behind other areas and we need
urgent change --- a green bin please.John Neville
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