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The Centralian advocate Tue 1 Jul 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 1 Jul 2008


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 62 no. 11

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, July 1, 2008 27 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 -J U L -2 0 0 8 P A G E : 2 7 C O L O R : C M Y K Phone: (08) 8950 0500 Email: astc@astc.nt.gov.au Web: www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au Rex Mooney The Alice Springs Town Council, at its meeting on 15th May 2006, formally resolved to close the public laneway adjacent to Parsons St and running parallel with Leichhardt Tce adjacent to lots 7436, 991, 992, 974, and 993 Set out below are the names of the owners of land, and the addresses of those owners adjoining the road reserve subject to the proposals. PUBLIC NOTICE Notification of proposal to close a road Lot 7436, 991, 992, 97 Parsons St 0 A copy of Plan is available for inspection free of charge at the Council Offices during business h Objections served on the Council will be received up to close of business Tuesday 29th July 2008. For more information, please contact Councils Manager Infrastructure and Development Paul Hinkly on 08 8950 0536. SPORT Norths continue softball domination Softball Kelly Robinson FOODTOWN Norths continued their domination of the softball competition, downing UFO 27 to 6. Foodtown Norths batting stood out and carried the side through the game. Chris Farrer from the softball association said: Deanne Miller, Fiona Stokes, Naomi Maples each having three safe hits, were standout players. Pitcher Pauline Hampton played a good game and also had three safe hits to help with the win. Kristy Ainsworth played a good game for UFOs, having three safe hits. The second game of the day was a double forfeit, with Western Arranda not making it into town and Cougars not being able to fill a team. Farrer said: Cougars couldnt fill a team due to people being away, which is sad to see softball once again struggling to fill sides to keep the association going. There are no softball games this weekend due to the show, but the following weeks games are Foodtown Norths v Western Arranda (UFOs duty) and Cougars v UFOs (Western Arranda duty). Badminton players Noela Collins and Jo Thompson are ready to start the new season tomorrow night. Picture: HANNAH MILLERICK Season begins for badminton Badminton Kelly Robinson THE badminton season kicks off tomorrow night at the YMCA. The 10-week season, including one week of finals, will feature a graded doubles competition. A singles competition will be played if there is interest. Organisers are hoping to have three grades and are encouraging anyone to head out and have a hit, no matter what their skill level is. Noela Collins, sports coordinator for the Masters Games and avid badminton player, is hoping for a big turn-out at the registration and first round tomorrow night. She said: We are hoping lots of people come out and join up. It doesnt matter if youre a beginner or an experienced player, anyone can come along. We are having three grades, so we can cater for anyone. Registration is from 7pm tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the YMCA, with games starting at 7.30pm. Verdict for bottom sides Aussie Rules Max Bennett WE are at the halfway point of the AFLCA season and, after looking at the top five sides last week, it is time to look at the bottom five sides. Yuendumu - in the last weeks the Pies have been a completely different proposition with hard running through the midfield and forward-line. Unfortunately, it has taken the return of prodical son Liam Jurrah to inspire the team to play good football. Prior to his return they were slow and unfit. The star player for the side is Liam Jurrah. It is hard to go past one of the most talented f o o t b a l l e r s g o i n g around outside the AFL. Verdict: Their slow start to the season may be the factor which costs them their late run for a place in the top four. South - the Roos started like a house on fire and continued their good early season form against the top sides. Fitness has been the big issue for South, with quality sides able to outrun them in the last quarter of matches. Star player Charlie Maher would have to be in contention to win his s e c o n d M i n a h a n Medal, having been far and away the best for the Roos. Verdict: Some really gutsy performances against the top sides but a lack of fitness and improvement over the 10 rounds has them looking down the barrel of a tough remainder. Papunya - the team has showed in some games they are capable of matching it with the best teams with some hard running. Consistency has been the major issue for the Eagles, showing improvement one week and looking poor the next. Star player Kieran Multa has been a shining light up forward, highlighted by an 11-goal haul against Feds. Verdict: Inability to string good performances together has stopped the side from building momentum. Rovers - it has been sl im pickings for Rovers this season, but their midfield has shown signs of imp r o v e m e n t u n d e r player/coach Charlie Dick. Although not much has gone right for the Blues, with a lack of depth the main stumbling block in the clubs development. Star player Reagan Liddle has been a stand-out for Rovers, with his ruck work and second and third efforts a highlight. Verdict: The club has really struggled this season and it probably wont get any better in the remaining rounds. Federal - not too many positives can be taken from the season, but the push to bring through youth will have long-term benefits. Almost everything that could have gone wrong has for the Demons. Following their round three win over Rovers, a handful of solid performances followed, only for the players to slip back into old habits. Star player Jayden Prior has proved somewhat of a shining light for his side with the youngsters hardness at the ball and dedication setting the tone. Verdict: Back to the drawing board for the Demons who must find out what problems have led them to lose three coaches in three years.