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The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jun 2007



The Centralian advocate Fri 15 Jun 2007


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. 61 no. 7

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10 Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 15, 2007 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 15-JU N -2007 PA G E : 10 C O L O R : C M Y K ALICE SPRINGS MASTERS GAMES COMMITTEE Expressions of interest are invited from members of the Alice Springs community to be a part of the 2008 Alice Springs Masters Games Committee. The role of the Committee is to work with Games organisers to address the following aims: Improve the quality of the sporting experience Increase community involvement Boost the local economy Enquiries may be directed to Judith Dixon ph 89516440. Written expressions of interest (one page) addressing one or more of the aims of the Committee should be forwarded by Friday 29 June 2007 to: Judith Dixon Manager, Alice Springs Masters Games PO Box 1095 Alice Springs NT 0871 3 8 5 0 0 5 /0 7 EENROL NOW Certificate IV in Training & Assessment Nationally accredited qualifications Semester two starts in July For more info contact us on 8952 4377 or rherbst@chambernt.com.au The Voice of Territory Business CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NT Chamber of Commerce NT I PO Box 864, Alice Springs NT 0871 Tel 08 8952 4377 I Fax 08 8952 1769 I www.chambernt.com.au St Philips College Schwarz Crescent, PO Box 33, Alice Springs NT 0871 Ph: (08) 8950 4511 Fax: (08) 8950 4522 Email: info@stphilips.nt.edu.au www.stphilips.nt.edu.au quality Performing Arts program renowned Outdoor Education program variety of VET courses Community Service proven Academic results Exchange programs quality Sports program beautiful grounds and facilities bursaries & scholarships available for 2008 A Uniting Church co-educational Day/Boarding School fo students in Years 7 - 12 Enrol now for 2008 (Conditions apply) NEWS See Male revue free WOMEN have the chance to win tickets through the Centralian Advocate to the allmale revue, Sydney Hotshots, performing in Alice Springs next week. The team will put on an entertaining show at Melankas featuring dance, comedy, songs and more. The tickets are part of a prize pack, which includes a Hotshots tour keyring, poster and exclusive nightie available only to winners. To win the pack, call the Centralian Advocate on 8950 9728 at 2.30pm today. The first three callers will win a voucher to be picked up from the Centralian Advocate, that can be exchanged for the prize pack on the night. T h e g r o u p w i l l perfrom next Friday n i g h t f r o m 8 p m . Tickets are $25 each and are available from the venue. Gutsy Isaac vows: Ill ride again Former off-road rider Isaac Elliott has been told he will never walk again. Andrew Aloia A P R O M I S I N G T e r r i t o r y motocross rider injured while training for the Finke Desert Race has been told he will never walk again. Isaac Elliott, 20, was left paralysed from the chest down after crashing into a tree. He was still upbeat when he spoke from hospital in Adelaide. The apprentice carpenter said his new life in a wheelchair would not mean giving up on his dreams of competing in the Finke. He said: This doesnt have to be the end for me. There is one guy in the US who is getting around on a CR450 who has no use of his legs. He has a go-kart seat attached to the bike. He needs a bit of a hand getting on it but he is out there riding on tracks all over America. I could do that or jump on a quad bike and do Finke. Either way, Id be happy. Elliott, who was injured on the outskirts of Alice Springs last month, wants to study engineering. He hopes to retake his Year 12 exams, continue to ride motorbikes and work on rebuilding his life. He said: Im starting from scratch. Before the accident I was just plodding through life, working to get through and riding my bike, which I loved. Now uni looks like the go and I can do something totally different be an architect or engineer maybe. Elliott hopes to return to Alice Springs from Adelaide next month to watch the Territory motocross title at the Ilparpa race complex. As a development coach, he is keen to be discharged from the rehabilitation unit in South Australia to watch his students compete. With his broken shoulders now healed, the Centralian has made significant progress and is getting around in a wheelchair. He said: Im loving being in a wheelchair because of the independence it gives me. The only thing that bums me out is that I have lost my six-pack I loved them. Elliot thanked Territorians for the letters of support and financial help given to his family. He said: So many people have come in to see me and written to me that I have never felt lonely. I even got a card from a person in Darwin who I had never met they just wished me all the best.

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