Home' Tennant and District Times : 2015-0612 TDT Contents 10 TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2015
By PAM DILLON
TENNANT AND DISTRICT TIMES FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2015 11
Scabies is a big problem in Tennant
There are many babies, children and
adults in our community with early and
Treatment for advanced scabies
(infected sores stage) is very painful
and distressing for young children.
We as a community need to take action
and seek medical care early to stop the
spread of infection.
Scabies is harming our children,
making them very sick.
The scabies mite dig holes in our skin,
then live and lay eggs underneath the
This causes us to itch, causing a sore
which gets infected. Sores can allow
bacteria to enter the body causing
our blood to get infected leading to
Rheumatic Heart Disease which can
require monthly needles for up to ten
Scabies infections can also lead to
Scabies is serious.
Scabies spread person to person. If an
infected person shares towels, clothes
or bedding with another person, they
too can get scabies.
If anyone in your family has small lumps
on their skin (which can be itchy) they
must go to the health centre for early
treatment. Everyone living in the home
must also be treated.
The staff at the Health Centre are here
to help and support families to stop
this infection spreading throughout our
To prevent scabies, everyone must
wash bedding, towels and clothes
weekly then put them in the sun.
All pillows, mattresses, child car seats
and prams must be put in the sun every
week. The sun kills the scabies mite.
If anyone wants more information
please come to the clinic, we all need
to work together to stop scabies.
Scabies is serious – don’t let our
families get sick from scabies.
Scabies is serious SCABIES MITE IN SKIN
l Above: A model showing how the scabies mite burrows into the skin.
l Above left: Make sure to put your mattress,
pillows, blankets and sheets in the sun every week
to kill the scabies mite. Above right: Scabies causes
itching and infected sores.
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Grow Well needs your help to spread the
word and STOP THE SPREAD OF SCABIES!
Grow Well will be talking to everyone in our community about
scabies during April, May and June. We invite you to paint a story
about scabies, what scabies is, how we stop scabies and how we
keep our kids healthy.
What you need to do:
1. Chat with Grow Well about scabies and how we prevent scabies,
2. Register with Grow Well. ‘Be quick! The first 3 entries from each
Community Living Area (CLA) or community can enter. Entries can
be individual or group (Grow Well will give you canvas, paint and
brushes once you have registered).
3. Paint a story about how we, as a community, stop scabies and
keep our kids healthy.
4. Competition closes 15th July 2015 and all entries must be
submitted to Grow Well.
5. Three winners will be chosen by an independent panel the
6. The winning paintings will be used across the Barkly as the ‘stop
scabies’ health promotion resource for kids health.
I’m stopping scabies in my community–
Stop the spread of scabies.
Contact Grow Well (Child & Maternal Health
Education) Meg Vidler on 0419 104 151.
THE Barkly region soccer team travelled to
Darwin for the U12 NT Championships re-
The first day of the competition started off well, with
our students finding their feet fast.
The competition was fierce and resulted in three losses
but the boys were still finding their most suited positions
and didn’t give in.
They finished early so it was off to the Palmerston
waterpark for a fun filled afternoon.
The second day was as competitive as the first and
didn’t result in any wins but they had really started to
gel as a team and their confidence was growing.
It wasn’t until the last game of the day that the com-
petition was split into pools.
This game was a much closer affair but still remained
without a win. The third and final day of the competition
was very exciting.
Barkly played two very close games.
The first match was 0-0 at half time but they conceded
a goal late in the second half to lose 1-0.
In the second match, they were up 2-1 at half time but
again let in two goals in the second half to lose 3-2. The
Barkly boys were outstanding for the whole trip. Con-
sidering they hadn’t even met each other before the trip,
they combined very well to do the Barkly region proud.
With some late withdrawals from the team, leaving
us with no reserves for the majority of the champion-
ship, the coach and manager were impressed with their
attitude and commitment over the three long days of
To top it all off the Barkly was awarded the Team
Spirit Award at the closing ceremony for the second
Congratulations to all the boys involved and the Barkly
is looking forward to taking a girls team in 2016.
kids win award
for team spirit
Find Out More
Community Information Session
Hydraulic Fracturing, commonly known as ‘fracking’, is a process
involved in the extraction of shale gas. Shale gas is found in a layers
of shale rock, up to 3-5kms underground. A number of potential shale
gas targets have been identified in the Northern Territory and 90% of
the NT is now under application for exploration.
The use of fracking is controversial due to the risks of aquifer
contamination, air pollution and health problems for local
communities, and it has seen huge community opposition both in
Australia and other countries.
If you are interested to find out more about the process and impacts
of fracking and unconventional shale gas mining on our communities
and the environment come to the Community Information Session.
Date: Wednesday 17th June
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Venue: Tennant Creek Training Centre, 65 Staunton St.
To register your attendance and for more information contact Tanya
Hall on 0409 886 129 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hosted by the Central Australian Frack Free
Alliance event as part of the Frack Free NT Alliance
ANYINGINYI Sports and Recreation made a
significant donation to the wellbeing of all
BAFL players last Saturday, when they pre-
sented each of the seven clubs in the league
with a set of 16 hygienic sports water bottles.
Designed to allow users to sip a drink without mak-
ing contact with the spout, the drink dispensers are a
welcomed improvement on clubs using refilled soft
drink bottles to hydrate players on the field.
“We could see the need for these as the BAFL clubs
were just improvising with whatever they could get
hold of for delivering fluids to the players on the field,”
Sports and Rec Manager Marcus Maher said.
“The health of the players is of paramount importance
and this was an obvious way to make a big improvement
for a modest outlay.
“Each club now has its own set of bottles and carry
trays and it just adds to the sophistication of the game.
“All the teams look professional with their guernseys,
we have great lighting on the oval, the surface is first
class and we will soon have new change rooms for the
teams at Purkiss Reserve, so this was just another way
of raising the standard of sports practice in the Barkly.
“Sports and Rec also donated two exercise bikes for
the teams to use as part of their pre-match warm-ups
Anyinginyi keeps footballers hydrated
Ross Williams and
Barb Shaw from
the sports bottles
and exercise bikes
to BAFL President
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