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Wagait Beach (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Cox Peninsula (N.T.) -- Periodicals

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Anna Greer

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Wagait Beach


v. 12 no. 10

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The Wagaitear, October 2013 11 Local IMPORTERS of Indonesian FURNITURE daybeds POTZ STATUES artifacts water features HOME DCOR 39 STUART HWY STUART PARK NT 0820 PHONE: 0889 816262 mobile 0438 662 632 EMAIL: cherie.theimporter@gmail.com or have a chat to Cherie on the ferry Marilyn Hughes will leave a noticeable hole in the community of Wagait Beach and Belyuen when she leaves the Northern Territory for New South Wales next month. Marilyn has worked at the Wagait Beach Supermarket for the past three years and has been a calming influence on patrons. When I first moved here, I went to the shop to buy a newspaper to look for a job and I was asked if I wanted to work at the shop. I took down my resume that afternoon and I was hired It was Marilyns husband Ray who suggested coming to Wagait Beach, he had visited and fallen in love with the place but Marilyn wasnt convinced it was a good move. Despite her reservation, she encouraged Ray to come and have a look at blocks for sale. When we first arrived, we stayed at the pub and I knew I was going to love it. I felt convinced we had made the right decision. Marilyn and Ray had planned to build a house on the block they bought, but as we all know, even the best laid plans of mice and men go array and they had to return to New South Wales. We have built a house in Tokemore. I havent seen it, not even a photo of the inside. Ray wants to surprise me explained Marylin. For the past 12 months Marilyn has been getting the house ready to sell as well as working at the Wagait Beach supermarket and Belyuen Shop. Marilyn describes how she became involved with the Belyuen community. I was helping Cathy Winsley with her mail one day and we got to talking about how I want to start a quilting shop when I return to Tokemore. Cathy asked if I could help train the women at the womens centre to use a quilting machine they have there. I have been there two mornings a week ever since. We have done screen printing, quilting and sewing. I have thoroughly enjoyed being there. Marilyn has also been helping Kelly Murphy with her manager role at the Belyuen store. She too has been cooking for the store and the school nutrition program. Cathy says that Marilyn is a very good cook and she has been valuable in sharing yummy, healthy recipes. In a strange turn of events, Marylin will be returning to her old job in Tokemore. I wonder how long it takes me to feel like I never lived in Wagait Beach and that it was all a dream HUMPTY DOO PLUMBING Self-certifying plumber and drainer General Plumbing Contractors GREG KEOGH Good rates great service Phone & Fax: 8988 2093 0408 898 491 or 0419 820 733 Bye bye Marilyn Local Government Awards 2014 Wagait Beach Shire Council is arranging nominations of Australia Day 2014 awards for: Young Citizen of the Year Citizen of the Year Community Event of the Year You can nominate someone from the Wagait Beach community for all of the above categories by: Email: ceo@wagait.nt.gov.au Phone: 8978 5185 Post: Shire Office PMB 10 Wagait Beach via Darwin 0801 Include an explanation of your nominations. Nominations close 4 pm Friday October 11 2013 Michael Campaign CEO Wagait Shire The fifth and final fund raiser for the Walking a Breast team was held on September 14 at the pub and was a roaring success. It was a wine tasting and dinner event attended by about 90 people dressed in pink from Darwin and Wagait Beach. The initial total raised from the five events was $4500 until a last minute donation saw the entire amount raised rise to $5000. When asked about the favourite part of the night, Jenni said it was the wild dancing by Shirley from Wagait Beach and the pink bra cake donated by Nick from the pub. Pink finale for walkers (L to R)Aileen Blyth, Jenni Hibble, Kayleen Hinchliffe and Janelle Vaughan celebrating the success of their pink fund raiser.