Home' Tennant and District Times : 2013-1213 TDT Contents RECENTLY Dion has been seen on his mo-
torised scooter in the evening riding alone.
He generally rides along the track from Fazaldeen
Road down to the AIM Church and back again.
Many thanks to all those who have been concerned
about Dion and made a phone call or dropped in at
It is gratifying to know that kind people are looking
out for Dion and his welfare.
Of late Dion has demonstrated a need for greater in-
dependence and he really enjoys riding out on his own.
In time he wants to drive down to his Grandad’s at
I’m sure this will happen with the support of people
along the way. He rides very confidently and continues
to practice good road sense.
He always tells me where he is going and returns home
within a reasonable time.
We hope Dion will continue to seek more indepen-
dence and enjoy the freedom of travelling on his own
making decisions for himself.
I trust townspeople will continue to look out for Dion,
encouraging his independence as he goes on his small
– Joie Boulter, Tennant Creek.
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letters to the editor
Tennant Creek Primary School Staff, Students
and Council wish to extend a big thankyou
to the following sponsors for their nancial
support in getting shade for the Early
Childhood Quad at the Primary School:
• Rotary Club • Lions Club
• Memorial Club • T&J Contractors
• Eldorado Motor Inn
• Yeperenye Shopping Centre
• Barrow Creek Roadhouse
And a HUGE thankyou for all the wonderful hard
work of Colin Furphy, Laura Wright and Debbie
We wish them well in their trek up Mt Everest....
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Locals keep look out for Dion
Another great effort from dance teacher
ANOTHER great performance
was held over the weekend
when Kirsty Eber’s TC Dance
Crew performed their final
stage show last Saturday.
This is the third concert that the
TC Dance Crew has held this year.
There were groups performances,
trio, duo and solo performances and
you could see how much the dancers
had gained in confidence since their
first concert which was the Loud &
Proud Concert back in July.
Well done again to the amazing
Kirsty who was at the Civic Hall be-
fore 9am running through routines,
doing hair, getting costumes ready,
organising food for the dancers
and stocking the canteen supplies
and didn’t leave until 4:30pm that
Then the next day Kirsty organised
a special end of year presentation
for all the dancers where they all re-
ceived trophies along with a special
speech about each and every dancer.
There was also other special tro-
phies for Most Improved, Most Out-
standing and Encouragement award.
Kirsty’s passion shines through to
all the dancers and it's great to see
something so positive in Tennant
Creek especially watching the danc-
Can’t wait to see the TC Dance
Crew perform at the Tennant Creek
Christmas Tree this Saturday.
– From all the parents and carers
of the TC Dance Crew.
WE would like to thank Ted
and Ann Wilson very much for
their time, energy, and gener-
osity serving on the Tennant
Creek RSL Sub Branch com-
mittee over many, many years.
They have truly made a difference
and ensured that Tennant Creek has
kept a returned soldiers and services
league as part of its community.
Ted and Ann are an inspiration!
We truly appreciate their dedica-
tion and effort in keeping open our
RSL has been invaluable.
Now they have stepped down from
committee roles, we want to express
our appreciation for all Ted and Ann
have done in the past.
Your efforts in organising impor-
tant commemorative events have
not always been easy, but your
dedication and charitable attitude is
a positive influence on us all.
We truly appreciate your dedica-
tion and effort.
Committee and Members,
Tennant Creek RSL Sub Branch.
RSL grateful to dedicated members
AS we are no longer associated with the run-
ning of the RSL Club, we wish to thank:
T&J Contractors, Barkly Plumbing, Jim Pomare and
Papulu Appar-Kari Aboriginal Corporation for their
generosity with getting the Anzac Bar off the ground.
Also thank you to Barkly Hardware & Gas, Barkly
Quality Butchers, Tennant Creek Foodbarn, Lavery
Plumbing, Mike Nash Electrical, Dexter Barnes Electri-
cal and Barkly MLA Gerry McCarthy.
A very big thank you to the musos, especially Unbro-
ken Expanse and The Longtails.
With your gigs in the last few months, RSL finances
are now better than what they have been in the last
We also thank the family that has given the guard dog
a good home and, last but not least, thank you Isabel
and Rick Holmberg from Lions Park for your generous
donation of dog food.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and a
Thank you for all your support.
– Ted and Ann Wilson, Tennant Creek.
The Wilsons thank community for support
For Jameson Casson, helping his community comes naturally.
Passionate about sport, Jameson volunteered much of his spare time
to helping out at the Anyinginyi gymnasium, run by the Anyinginyi Health
Aboriginal Corporation’s Sports and Recreation Unit, before becoming
an employee in 2012.
Jameson was employed to work with children and young people on
sporting activities, including an after-school program, which sees 80 to
100 kids each afternoon playing structured games such as basketball,
dodge ball, cricket and T-ball.
Jameson’s interest in his community has not gone unnoticed and this
year he has been awarded: the Tennant Creek Australian of the Year
2013 - Junior Award; the Puggy Hunter Award for volunteering and was
a finalist in the NT Young Australian of the Year 2014.
Jameson recently travelled to Darwin to attend the NT Young Australian
of the Year awards ceremony held at the Darwin Convention Centre.
Being nominated for the Australian of the Year Awards is a great honour.
This is an opportunity to recognise and reward someone who makes
you proud to be Australian.
Jameson says he was proud that he could tell his family and friends
in Tennant Creek about these achievements and that he wants to be a
good example and role model for the community.
Jameson we are so proud of you!
You have shown the community why it’s important to give people a
chance to shine.
Our champ Jameson
~ Prevention is the Solution ~
Jameson Casson is a finalist in the NT Young
Australian of the Year Awards 2014.
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