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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Dec 2011


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 57

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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26 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 6 -D E C -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 2 6 C O L O R : C M Y K HAVE A SAFE CHRISTMAS A Centralian Advocate Advertising Feature Switching on the lights of the Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Tree has been a feature of the past two Christmas Carnivals. Who will win the honour this year in the picturebook competition? Switch on the Christmas Tree lights E ACH year one lucky local child is selected to turn on the Council Christmas Tree lights. This year there will be a competition to decide who that will be. Children of all ages are invited to create a picture book and bring it to the Civic Centre lawns by 6.45pm this Friday to enter. The winner must be present on the night. To enter: Create a picture book that tells a creative story with a Christmas theme. You can use paper, collage, pens, pencils in fact, be as creative as you like. The story can be told using just pictures in the book or it can also include words. Books can be stapled or bound with string but they must not be more than 10 pages in length. The competition is open to all ages and children will be able to enter on Friday up until 6.45pm. A free arts and craft table will be set up on the lawns next to the Christmas Tree for any lastminute additions or for those who want to enter on the night. Children need to bring their picture books to the lawns on Friday by 6.45pm. n Continued opposite A Christmas story From Alderman Sandy Taylor Alderman Sandy Taylor T HE town had always longed for a Community Christmas Tree as there is something truly extra ordinary and magically wonderful about Christmas. Silent Night and Little Baby Jesus are long-held memories for me growing up in Alice Springs as a little girl. We always looked forward to Christmas. It was the one time we got to eat chicken and mums best bread and butter pudding with custard. Mmmm, it was really yummy. I can always remember asking Mum and Dad, right up until I was about age eight, if I could sleep in the lounge room with my younger sister Christine in order to spy a glimpse of Santa putting our presents under the tree. But alas, no matter how hard we tried to stay awake, we never ever saw Santa doing that because in no time at all my sister and I would be fast asleep. It was like magic. When we awoke on Christmas morning, our presents were always there. Since our first Community Christmas Tree and our first winner Tayla, who wrote in 2009 a delightful story about My Best Christmas Ever got to turn on the lights, and there was The Tree, glistening high up into the twilight in all its glory. Something miraculous came over the town that night. As an alderman of the 11th Alice Springs Town Council, I am truly honoured to be a part of bringing the Spirit of Christmas: n Continued opposite Career Opportunities at Raytheon Australia Alice Springs Consider a career in Australias most famous town. Raytheon Australia is one of the largest employers in Alice Springs and has the following vacancies at the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap (JDFPG): Mechanical and Electrical Trades General Trades Persons Refrigeration Mechanics Kitchen Staff Integrated Logistics To succeed in these roles you will have relevant qualifi cations and certifi cates, demonstrated experience in a similar role, an enthusiastic outlook and dedication to delivering great customer service. If you love the outback, a challenging job and you feel you have what it takes to succeed in any of our roles, please check out our current vacancies and apply online via our website. You must be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Defence Security Clearance. For further queries, please contact Erin Blackburn, Human Resources on (08) 8951 2488. www.raytheon.com.au/careers Join our mission. Make an impact. Blaze148750

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