The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jul 2011
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Centralian Advocate, Friday, July 15, 2011 5 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 5 C O L O R : C M Y K 5 5 0 2 0 5 / 1 2 s e Yeperenye centre Ph 8952 3761 MOVING OUT SALE Everything must go minimum of 50% off 3 0 0 2 0 5 /1 2 NEWS Cameron Boon o ABOVE: The writers entry for last years Awards, capturing the electrifying band Gyroscope at the Triple J One Night Stand, held at Traeger Park in Alice Springs Last chance to get your entries in Last chance to get your entries in ALL right, so today is the last chance to get your entries in for the Advocate Art Award. I realise that there are a whole heap of painters, photographers, sculptors and other miscellaneous who are reading this right now going Oh my goodness me! I havent a thing to enter! What is a body to do?, but dont worry. Only the entry form has to be entered today you have another week or so to finish off/start the project that you want hanging on the walls of the Araluen Arts Centre. Last year I entered the Advocate Art Award for the first time and I have to tell you, it was fun. Id been to more than a few previous Awards and I was constantly amazed by the quality of the entries. For about three years Id thought about entering something in the art award, but sadly Im more useless than a one-legged dog at a digging competition when it comes to painting and sculpting. After a bit of consideration and conversation from other Alice artists, I decided that I would enter my favourite photo in the art award. This year I think Ill enter something from a series of photos on Alice musicians. Or perhaps from a small gig at the Telegraph Station. Or perhaps a chicken on the moon. Probably not that last one though. So if youve been thinking of entering, fill out a form. Seriously, youll feel better for doing it. Horny Devils gets soft touch Mluleki Moyo LONG-TIME Alice Springs residents and business partners have acquired the local adult boutique Horny Devils. Des and Mick said they are bringing the soft approach to the adult industry. Mick said: This is a proudly locally-owned shop. We want to display the image of the store to an extent that anyone will feel comfortable to bring their girlfriend, husband mother or mother-inlaw. People come in here because they are curious. We offer them free advice and they can find out about any product that they may wish to purchase. Mick says he has lived in Alice for the past 32 years and has been running a retail business for 28 years. Des said: We are not a novelty shop. We are trying to make people realise that they can have fun and get all sorts of necessities from an adult shop. I had adult retail training for years and have remained in the industry for more than eight years now. Mick said customer responses were pouring in from far and wide. He said: We are pretty lucky that we are a stones throw from the CBD. Our regular clients come from interstate and can enjoy lots of parking space for caravans here as they enjoy their shopping. We also have clients coming in from as far away as Yulara, Tennant Creek and, of course, the locals. The new management did not disclose how much the property was worth. Crackers are like bombs in Baghdad Erin Jones FIREWORKS are still going off well after Territory Day and the RSPCA Central Australia is still counting the number of lost animals it has at its shelter. July 1 is the only legal day to let off fireworks in the NT and it is also the busiest day of the year for local veterinarians and the RSPCA. Since Territory Day there have been renewed calls to ban the annual celebration, or make it more controlled. Braitling MLA Adam Giles said: People are still letting crackers off and theyre not always the bright and colourful ones. Theyre like bombs in Baghdad. If people dont show restraint theyll end up ruining it for everybody. Alice Springs Veterinary Hospital veterinarian Louise Baskind said the number of animals presented with injuries on the night was significant. She said: The main injury was to dogs that had panicked and tried to get out of yards and cut themselves on iron fences one dog in particular nearly bled to death. I would definitely push for more people to microchip their animals, as a lot of animals go missing during the night. RSPCA Committee pre sident Vicki Skoss said that on July 1 they had been overwhelmed with calls and the messagebank, which can hold 99 messages, was full. She said: The lady who had the emergency phone after hours was inundated with calls about dogs being run over, lost, or with severe injuries. We are still counting the number of animals because firecrackers are still going off. Im still getting calls at my own home with people asking me if we (RSPCA) can take dogs. This is the worst Ive seen it. Legally the RSPCA can sell lost dogs after a week, but Ms Skoss said this is not the case after Territory Day. She said: We are not onselling dogs, because we know many people have lost their animals. Weve had streams of people coming through very distressed to see if their dog is here. The NT Government body responsible for health and safety, NT WorkSafe, said they have not received any complaints regarding firework incidents in Alice Springs. Firework complaints should be made to NT WorkSafe during business hours on 1800 019 115.
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