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farewells a favourite
On 31 October 2013 the following members of
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation were
elected as Directors for our organisation:
• Pat Braun
• Duane Fraser
• Ross Williams
• Elliot McAdam
• William (Bill) Walker.
Residents of the Barkly region are encouraged
to discuss health priorities and planning
directions with our Directors to ensure
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation will
now visit the following communities calling for
nominations for the Directors positions as Local
• Ali Curung
• Corella Creek
• Connells Lagoon
of Board of
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
IT was all about pink at last Saturday’s fund-
The nationwide Pink Ribbon Breakfast raises money
for breast cancer research.
Jointly organised by the CWA and Rotary, the event,
held at the CWA Hall attracted lots of support.
And no wonder - there were plenty of delectable offer-
ings including fruit salad, muffins, cupcakes, yoghurt,
cereals, eggs, bacon and sausages.
There was also Pink Ribbon merchandise on sale as
well as plenty of good company.
Event coordinator, Pene Curtis, was full of praise for
those who helped on the day.
“For the past few years Rotary and CWA have com-
bined efforts for this cause,” she said.
“Members of both organisations as well as friends
chipped in to make it all happen and I would like to
thank everyone for making the success that it was.
“Nearly $700 was raised for the National Breast Can-
cer Pink Ribbon Foundation, another example of how
the folk of Tennant Creek really get behind anything
for a good cause.
“Local businesses helped out as well with the TC
Pharmacy and Newsagency donating a number of lucky
door prizes and Top of Town Café and Kellie Hughes
from Bonny Baby Clothes supplying the very popular
IN THE PINK: Sharon Kinraid, Jan Lanauze, Adrienne Mackenzie, Louise Maxwell, Kathy Muir and Roddy
Calvert all chipped in to help make the breakfast a success.
IN Tennant Creek at least, Carmel Wolf is more popular
than the Wiggles.
She has dozens of fans at the Childcare Centre she manages and
plenty of others who have moved on to primary school, high school
This week, Carmel left the Centre with a heavy heart and soon she
will leave Tennant Creek too.
“It’s time to go,” she told the Tennant Times.
“We came to Tennant Creek for 12 months - that was ten years ago.
“I’ve had such a good time here, the time has flown but now my
husband says if I don’t come he’ll go without me.
“So we’re leaving but I feel so sad about it, and this week especially
I’ve felt very empty.”
Carmel first visited Tennant Creek in 2000 to help one of her daugh-
ters who had just had a baby.
Since then she and her husband, Henry Wolf, have come and gone
but they’ve been permanent fixtures in the town since 2007 when she
took on the manager’s role at the Childcare Centre.
“I love it here and I love working with children,” she said.
“They are so lovely and giving and they never cease to amaze me.
“Everyday here is different and interesting.
“I’ve got lots of fantastic memories of all the funny things kids say
and do, their imaginations are just wonderful.
“We’ve got a top team of workers here as well and it’s so culturally
“They’re just the best crew ever.
“We’ve got workers from the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia,
Macedonia and Australia of course, so it’s great for the children - they
say hello to the staff in their own language.”
Carmel says she has always lived in small towns but believes Ten-
nant Creek is different.
“It’s such a friendly place and very welcoming.
“And the way everyone here pulls together to help one another, or
to raise funds, just doesn’t happen in other places.
“It’s okay to show you’re happy here and I’m really going to miss
Carmel and Henry are heading over to Toogum on the Queensland
coast where their home, which has been empty for several years, is
waiting for them.
“It will be nice to be by the beach again but I wish I could take the
town with me - Tennant Creek by the sea,” Carmel laughed.
“No one seems to be convinced that we’ll be gone for good.
“They say we’ll be back.
“And I hope they’re right.”
YOUNG FANS: Carmel Wolf, pictured here with some of the children from the Childcare Centre, was sad to
leave her little friends this week.
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