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Strengthening learning outcomes

Early years. Educators and community professionals met to explore which qualities and skills, when used effectively and in partnership with parents, contribute to creating a nurturing and trusting learning environment. Supported by the Department of Education, the Family Partnership Model (FPM) is an innovative approach to engaging families in their child’s education to achieve desired …

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Home game heartache 

NWBU. Both the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men and women suffered losses to the Burnie Tigers in the North West Basketball Union’s second round on Friday night. The Saints’ first home game of the season had a less than desirable result with the women falling 59-78 followed by the men 51-91. The Smithton men lacked …

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Eye on the prize

CHIBBA. Tasmania will host the Australian Indoor Bias Bowls National Championships in Devonport this year and local brothers Eli and Nicholas Huisman have their sights set firmly on representing the state. Younger brother Eli, 15, travelled to Shellharbour, New South Wales last year for the annual tournament while Nicholas, 17, was selected for the 2015 …

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Fast action ahead of finals

CHCA. Irishtown have secured their place in the upcoming Circular Head Cricket Association Grand Final following their victory over TC Blues One on Saturday. Meanwhile, Forest Stanley have been knocked out of the competition during an Elimination Final clash with Marrawah One. Forest Stanley began the first innings well with coach Martyn Carr (12) and …

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Greys pave the way

O/50. The Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club’s Brett McMullen claimed a classy three wickets for 20 runs during the side’s encounter with the Rovers in Ulverstone on Sunday. Batting first, the Rovers finished with 191 runs before Marrawah stood before the stumps. With the assistance of Bruce Grey retiring at 41 runs and Guy …

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Wendy’s won a brand new car!

Prize. A devoted supporter of the RSPCA for many years, Wendy Roberts’ allegiance has not gone unnoticed. From more than 1.5 million tickets sold nationwide, the Smithton woman is the second prize winner of the annual appeal, which assists the not-for-profit charity in their mission to provide animal care and protection services. Drawn late last …

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Career in firefighting

TFS. Tasmania Fire Service is seeking applications for its next recruit course, a step towards a career that is rewarding, challenging and contributes to the safety of your community. “A day as a firefighter can involve anything from a road crash rescue to responding to a structure or vegetation fire,” chief officer Chris Arnol said. …

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Cr concerned for motorists’ visibility

Issue. Circular Head Council will seek support from the Local Government Association of Tasmania to lobby Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding for improved roadside vegetation management on state roads. In presenting the motion at Thursday’s monthly meeting, Councillor John Oldaker labelled the management “appalling” and expressed safety concerns for motorists and property owners. “It’s a …

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Strumming his way to Tallies

Gig. From the north west of the mainland to the north west of the state comes Chris Matthews, singer, songwriter and all round top entertainer. Matthews will be at Tall Timbers, Smithton on Friday March 3 from 7pm promoting his fourth album Hell West and Crooked, to be released just days prior. The album showcases …

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Literacy funding for Circular Head schools

Learning. Six Department of Education schools within Circular Head have been jointly awarded a $157,000 grant which will provide additional literacy support through the introduction of a Middle Years Project. Whilst both literacy and numeracy are foundation skills for life and learning, in the case of the Circular Head Association the focus will be on …

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Smith carries Colts 

CNW. The Circular Head Cowbiz Colts Under 17s lacked momentum during round 10 of Cricket North West proceedings on Sunday. The Colts relied solely on Connor Smith (46 not out) to pave the way against the Devonport Orions, with the remaining Circular Head line up failing to reach double digits. After 28 overs, Smith ran …

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Loss to ladder leaders

BCL. Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars endured an agonisingly close defeat at the hands of ladder leaders Natone on Saturday during round 16 of the Burnie Cricket League. Batting first, opening batsmen Aaron Tuxworth (38) and Ben Revell (10) made a good start followed by coach Brent Burgess (29) in the middle order, to see …

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Champions of the green

Golf. Smithton Country Club is brimming with tough competition as the results of the Men’s Club Championships are decided. Held last weekend (Saturday February 11 and Sunday February 12), two rounds of 27 holes culminated with Lyle Elliott claiming the A Grade title. Zach McLaren was crowned Junior Champion while Nigel Nicholls followed Elliott in …

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Tassie boys in Alice Springs

Tournament. Fierce competition and blistering heat met locals Ben Revell, Brandon Tonks, Aaron Tuxworth and Bhodi Johnston at the National Indigenous Cricket Championships in Alice Springs, Northern Territory earlier this month. Joining Tasmania’s squad for the week-long annual tournament, debutants Tonks and Tuxworth impressed with fine bowling and precise batting respectively. Following a round one …

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Marthick’s milestone, charity crusade

Ride. Local cyclist Rodney Marthick will clock 30,000 kilometres during his crusade with Bike for Bibles Australia this weekend. The charity will navigate the state throughout the next 10 days in a bid to raise funds for literacy education in South Sudan. Each rider has a fundraising target of $1500 and is expected to cycle …

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Firefighting, a way of life

Honour. For Smithton Fire Brigade Life Member Leo Berechree, a prestigious esteem is the accomplishment of a team of people. Mr Berechree was recognised by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove as part of the nation’s Australia Day honours last month and received an Australian Fire Service Medal. “While you don’t set out for this, there are so …

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Words of wisdom

Creativity. An assortment of clever and compelling literature by local writers is sure to be a coffee table favourite. Published by the Circular Head Writers’ Group, Say it with Words is a collection of short stories and poems penned by the local literature enthusiasts. The group, including Lesley Black, Dorothy Popiel, Pauline Cunningham, Vida Smedley, …

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I Am Project 

Acceptance. The local I Am Project has been successful in sending an inspiring message of empowerment and positive self-esteem through photographs and true words, say organisers Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke. The pair invited local models to collaborate in the project and pose with a positive message. Their intent is to show others of all …

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Recollections in Morse

Autobiography. A farmer, postman, tyre fitter, pilot, radio broadcaster, retailer, church pastor and now retiree, Rodney Morse – originally from Preolenna but with strong Circular Head connections – has squeezed a lot into the past 68 years. But much of his accomplishments have come at a cost, primarily to his health, as the humble Somerset …

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