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The Centralian advocate Tue 15 Apr 2008



The Centralian advocate Tue 15 Apr 2008


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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. 61 no. 93

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Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, April 15, 2008 3 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 1 5 -A P R -2 0 0 8 P A G E : 3 C O L O R : C M Y K 2 3 4 2 0 2 /0 8 1 9 4 2 0 2 /0 8 NEWS Cute puppies find a home Christopher O'Leary Shylee King with her new puppy Turbo from the RSPCA. Picture: CRISTINA SMITH FLASHBACK: Last weeks story DOGS facing death row were snapped up by Alice Springs residents on Friday. Five rottweiler puppies were dumped by their owners at the RSPCA, but were resold last week to love-stricken residents. Brad Morgan and Shylee King both applied for the rotties after reading the Centralian Advocate article on Friday of 24 dogs being left at the RSPCA this month. Mr Morgan, who bought Muscles for his children, said: Weve had a rottweiler before, but when we saw the article we had to have one. This one is two weeks old so it has to be bottle fed and needs more attention, but my wife stays at home so its possible. He said rottweilers need training and big yards to be looked after. Ms King saw the article and felt for the puppies. She named her rottweiler Turbo and said: I was just mad and sad and I wonderered how someone could do that to an animal. They are good companions and guard dogs. She said she will give Turbo some training before he gets older. Ms King said: They can get aggressive with food when they get older so were going to train him up. RSPCA manager Jill Hall received more than 25 responses for the rottweilers. She said each successful applicant was screened to see whether they could look after the puppies. She reminded owners to have their pets desexed. There are still 20 puppies at the Blatherskite pound which need a home. Bash back out in Bush Carenda Jenkin OUTBACK pioneer Molly Clark is up and at it again for her Central Australian bash at 85 years old. Molly Clark Mollys Bush Bash has not been held at Mrs Clarks Old Andado Station home for the past four years because of her ill health. But the founder of the National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame is making a comeback to the bash scene on May 10. Mrs Clarks granddaughter Meegan Sullivan has promised the bash to be bigger and better than ever before. Ms Sullivan said: The bash has been going since 1993. Its not only a comeback for Nanna, but also to keep the Andado establishment going because it falls into ruins so easily. Its heritage-listed and one of its kind left in Australia. Its made of bush timber and corrugated iron that was built in 1924. Mrs Clark has lived at Old Andado Station, 330km south-east of Alice Springs, for more than 50 years. Molly has managed the Old Andado Homestead since her husbands death more than 25 years ago. The old homestead is a heritagelisted 1924 timber and corrugated iron building with a cast-iron kitchen stove and the original bough sheds outside. Mollys motivation for opening her Old Andado home to the public over the years is her beloved National Pioneer Womens Hall of Fame. She founded the Hall of Fame in 1993 and used her home for the first bush bash to launch it as a tourist attraction. Entry fees to the bash are $45 a car or $20 per person. A barbecue dinner is $15 and breakfast the following morning is $10. Tickets for the bash are available at Dymocks, Exotiq Furniture and Homewares and Swank Shoes. Email Meegan Sullivan on friendsofoldandado@bigpond.com or call her on 0411 667 110 for more information. Third airline for Alice by years end REGIONAL airline Mac Air will begin flying to Alice Springs by the end of this year. Mining prospector Terry Byrt bought the Townsville-based company earlier this month. Head of marketing Sarah Raymond said Mac Air wanted to establish flights from Alice Springs to Adelaide and Perth. She said: We see it as an opportunity to link central Queensland to the west and south coasts. It also gives another option for people from Townsville and Mt Isa to go to Alice Springs other than via Brisbane. Ms Raymond said many people working in Queenslands mining industry travel into NT and Mac Air would provide them with more options to fly. She said Mac Air was interested in the recent stimulation in NT mining. She said: We expect a lot of growth from mining and our plan is to stay ahead of our industry and associated communities requirements.