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Peter Kittle Toyota Alice Springs
46 Stuart Highway | Phone 08 8955 4200
I WRITE to express thanks to
all those who helped make the
‘Songs of Praise’ hymn festival
event last Sunday such a suc-
The Uniting Church was full, and we
had to put extra chairs out.
All who came were treated to visiting
Alice Springs musicians Jason Pelcher
and Peter Jobson, as well as local song-
sters in a program that included items,
readings as well as plenty opportunity
for the congregation to sing classic and
The level of participation and positive
feedback suggests we achieved our aim
of creating an inspirational and refresh-
Thanks to the Anglican/Lutheran and
Uniting congregations for hosting the
event, Jason Pelcher for arranging the
program and playing keyboard, to all the
local and visiting musicians and sing-
ers, to the Tennant & District Times for
generous support with publicity (along
with various local businesses and organ-
isations, who displayed posters), to the
Centralian Advocate for running a pre-
event story, to 8CCC Community Radio
for their community announcement and,
most of all, thank you to all of you who
made the time to come and support this
new initiative, and by doing so helped
create a fun and uplifting event.
Reverend Peter Wait, Tennant
Creek Uniting Church.
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Reverend sings a song of praise for full church
WELL the clowns
down at Bullshit Cas-
tle are still treating all
the residents on the
east side of town with
Emergency services - in
the form of the ambos,
firies and police - are hin-
dered in their access to us
east side residents.
Minutes, even seconds,
can mean the difference
between life and death.
Sometimes in life you
have to stand up for your-
self when you see wrongs
that need to be righted.
That Peko Road round-
about has to go.
I have made my motto
for this campaign ‘je l’ay
emprins’ (I have dared).
That’s right Bullshit
Castle, one man standing
up against all your clowns
because you lack a thing
called common sense.
Most of you mob will
have to go to the diction-
ary to see what the words
All the residents of this
town deserve the right to
be protected and guided
by the professional men
and women who are well
trained for our protection
We have in our police,
firies and ambos some re-
ally dedicated people and
what do you clowns do?
You put a roundabout
on Peko Road preventing
those people giving us
residents their full exper-
tise because of it.
Grow a brain and bull-
doze the bloody things.
The people of this town
will not tolerate your in-
Bob Baker, Tennant
Council treating residents with contempt
A CRASH near Borroloola has
claimed the life of a man and in-
jured two others.
Police received reports of a single
vehicle rollover approximately 15 kilo-
metres from Borroloola at about 5:50am
Superintendent Michael Hebb of the
Arnhem and Western Division said
Police and local Health Clinic staff at-
tended and located a male deceased at
“Investigations are currently underway
to determine the exact circumstances
surrounding the crash,” he said.
Police will now prepare a report for
A 13-year-old boy who was airlifted to
Darwin following the crash is now in a
Another passenger was treated at the
Borroloola Health Clinic for injuries.
The Northern Territory road toll now
stands at 30 compared to 26 for the for
the same time last year.
THE brand new mobile BreastScreen
NT bus will pull into Tennant Creek
next week and women are urged to get
on board for a check up.
Fully equipped with specialised x-ray and sat-
ellite equipment which beams mammography
images back to Darwin, the hot pink mobile
unit was launched in July.
The service offers free screening mammo-
grams in a bid to detect early signs of breast
cancer to increase survival rates.
Women over 50 are advised to have a mam-
mogram every two years.
Radiographers and an office assistant operate
the mobile unit, designed to travel to remote
areas throughout the Territory.
BreastScreen NT will operate from the Any-
inginyi Health Clinic in Irvine Street from
Monday to Friday.
For appointments, call 132050.
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