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The Centralian advocate Tue 1 Jul 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 1 Jul 2008


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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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. 62 no. 11

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 3 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 -J U L -2 0 0 8 P A G E : 3 C O L O R : C M Y K 1 9 0 1 0 2 /0 8 NEWS Claim charity babysits as parents drink FROM Page 1 Ms Finter resigned as the communitys CEO in February and took up the same position at Harts Range. She said she could no longer function in a community dogged by alcoholism, violence and inundated with ineffective govern ment representat ives. Mission Australia NT director Jane Lawton denied the charity organisations services were being abused. Ms Lawton said: Our workers have made significant in roads in providing pro grams that deter young people from anti-social behaviours and providing assist ance for them to learn and plan for the future. Mission Australia supports the overall aims of the Federal Governments Emerg ency Intervention in protecting children from sexual abuse, de livering jobs to com munities, supporting needy families and tackling addictions. A shop owner told a customer to make a point of buying Australian-made. It keeps Australians employed, she lectured. It keeps the economy healthy, and encourages Australians to produce their own goods, etc. Arriving home, the customer examined the article purchased. On the rear she found a label, which read: Made In China. It seems a headline in Fridays Centralian Advocate caused some consternation in certain quarters of the Alice Springs community. An advertising feature in the real estate section sported the headline History in the offing. Apparently, those not familiar with the word offing thought the tag a spelling error. For the record, in the offing is an expression meaning, among other common uses, an opportunity near at hand. An Alice Springs dog owner tried to mate her retriever with a friends bitch. The friend had called to say her pooch was in season. When the bitch arrived, no-one was more excited than the lusty retriever. In fact the poor mutt hardly got a wink of sleep that night because he was so excited. Alas the love match was not to be. She was not yet ready and needed another week. So the next day the dog owner delivered the bitch back to her friend. And the retriever gave fresh definition to the term a long face. Beanies galore Clockwise from above, among those who attended the Alice Springs Beanie Festival, were Lena Jarke, 2, from Sydney; Dea Yates, 3 months, and mother Kellie Schouten; and Arlo Kirkbride-Ward, at the Thanpi weavers stall. Pictures: JUSTIN BRIERTY and ELIZABETH HANNA. 10,000 attendance AT just three months old, little Dea Yates was one of the youngest at the Beanie Festival. Rebecca Lollback But she certainly wasnt alone in trying on the weird and wonderful creations early figures indicate more than 10,000 people attended the event, which finished yesterday. Sydneysiders Louis Cummings, 11, and his dad, David, made the most of their trip. David said: Its a great atmosphere. Weve been having lots of fun trying on all the different hats. Nellie Horner Hemensley, 11, and Jenny Horner said having a Beanie Festival was a great idea. Jenny said: Weve found heaps of beanies that we like. Now we just have to choose between them all. Sandi and Ann Dunn were trying on the craziest beanies they could find. Ann said: I live in Alice, but this is the first time Ive been to the Festival. Its really great. Organiser Jo Nixon said the beanies were not the only highlights of the festival. She said: Tourists also really loved watching the Aboriginal ladies cooking the roo tail and the damper. It gave them a really good opportunity to have a nice interaction with local indigenous women.

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