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Katherine Times Wed 17 Sep 2014



Katherine Times Wed 17 Sep 2014


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Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Katherine; Katherine (N.T.) -- Newspapers

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North Australian News for Katherine Times

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V.32 issue 35

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$2000 on offer as service best selected >> news OUR towns best customer service exponents have the chance to share in $2000 in prizemoney as part of the Chamber of Commerce NTs 2014 Katherine Customer Service Awards. The awards recognise those individuals and businesses who go above and beyond to satisfy their customers, with best business, best individual and best junior individual prizes up for grabs. Voting for the awards is done by the public and closes on September 30. For get nomination forms in your business, or for more information about the awards, call 8972 3830. FONDLY REMEMBERED: Former Katherine Museum president John MacNamara, pictured with his wife, Iris, is being hailed as a visionary who helped the facility go from strength to strength. Mr MacNamara, 79, died on September 13. www.katherinetimes.com.au KATHERINE TIMES, WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 17 2014 7 Museum mourns mentor Mac THE Katherine Historical Society has joined the greater community in mourning the death of a visionary former president credited with making the towns museum the success it is today. Long-time Katherine resident John Mac MacNamara, 79, lost his fight against ill health in the early hours of September 13, paving the way for a tsunami of tributes to a man who always put his family and his community before himself. Mr MacNamara was a successful entrepreneur but Katherine Museum manager and curator Simmone Croft said it was his dedication to the facility that she believed left the greatest mark. He was president of the historical society for about 22 years, she said. He was very hands-on and was here every day without fail. Even after he stopped his presidency in March, he was always here, even it if was just for a cuppa. He was a great mentor. Mrs Croft said Mr MacNa mara was a visionary who, along with his wife, Iris, turned the museum around. Two major achievements for him at the museum were the community gardens and to see the Clyde Fenton Gypsy Moth secured into a decent shed, she explained. The museum has gone ahead because of him. Menus available now Small Canape Functions. Large Buff et Functions. 2am licence available. Enjoy our service wile you enjoy your event. Book your Christmas Party at Knotts Crossing Resort. Phone: 8972 2511. Cnr Cameron and Giles Street, Katherine A W 14 93 75 6

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