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Giving tree

Community. Wyndarra Centre’s annual hamper drive has joined forces with local youth to bring an even bigger smile to many faces this Christmas. This year, Wyndarra has teamed up with Circular Head Youth Leaders (CHYL) and local businesses to have a ‘giving tree’ placed at IGA and Woolworths in Smithton as well as the usual …

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Super Spike

Motorsport. Smithton’s Lance “Spike” Jones earned himself third place at the 2016 Tasmanian Super Series last Sunday (November 20). Driving his trusty 1970 BMW 2002 TI in the series’ sixth and final round, Spike qualified second earning a second and two third placings and finishing the day in second place. Despite not competing in two …

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Christmas for canines

Donations. Like many of his four-legged friends, Smithton pooch Socks, 3, will spend Christmas surrounded by family, likely with a new toy by his side. However many friendly canines won’t be as spoiled. In the weeks leading to Christmas, Smithton Police Station will be a drop-off point for donations of polar fleece blankets, hard toys …

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Cycles event for 400km

Charity. Cycling 400 kilometres of rugged terrain in trying conditions, local Aaron Robertson played a part in raising $52,000 for Down Syndrome Tasmania. Taking part in the Tasmania Police Charity Trust Bike Ride last weekend (Friday November 18 to Sunday November 20), Robertson joined 67 others in cycling from Cradle Mountain via Strahan, Queenstown and …

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Circular Head claim first victory

CNW U/13. The Circular Head TOP Fish Colts Under 13s have secured their first win of the Cricket North West season with a magnificent victory over Burnie Hurricanes Purple. Hosting the Hurricanes at the Smithton Recreation Ground on Sunday, the Colts displayed superb sportsmanship and teamwork in the bid for a 6/154 total in just …

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Dairy outlook

AGM. The dairy industry has turned a corner, as farmers close the chapter on the challenges of the past season and look to the future. At the 2016 DairyTas annual general meeting, held in Smithton on Thursday November 10, it was noted that DairyTas invests more than $1 million each year in programs to help …

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Excellent baked goods, Rhonda!

Tradition. Circular Head Agricultural Society’s annual show is on again and the region is abuzz preparing for this weekend’s event. The 108th Circular Head Show will be held at Stanley Recreation Ground on Saturday (December 3) and will feature everyone’s favourite exhibits including cattle judging, cooking demonstrations, the showgirl competition, wood chopping, animal nursery, the …

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FESTIVE DATES 

Sunday December 4, 7pm: Stanley Carols The annual Stanley Combined Churches Christmas Carols will be held at the Stanley Town Hall on Sunday December 4 from 7pm. Emceed by Annette Dawes, the evening will have the opportunity for singalong with students from Stanley Primary School, and ballet and violin performances. Santa will arrive at the …

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Stadium closure

Sports. Smithton Sports Centre will close this Saturday (December 3) for an extended period of time over the summer. The basketball court will be undergoing resurfacing maintenance, last undertaken approximately 10 years ago. The court will be sanded back before five coats of clear finish and line marking are applied. The works are expected to …

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Christmas edition

Paper. Our bumper Christmas edition is out on Thursday December 22! With just three weeks to go, the team at the Chronicle is busily preparing this special edition and would love your help. Have a story idea? Or photos to share? Send them through and make this year’s Christmas edition a personal one for you and …

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TC Blues Two strong

CHCA. Round four of the Circular Head Cricket Association’s 2016/17 season saw Irishtown claim a magnificent win over Marrawah One while spectators were on the edge of their seats for the round’s two other matches. Electing to bat first, Irishtown hosted Marrawah One on Saturday. Stepping up to the crease, opening batsman Morgan Henderson (33) …

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Cueing up for championships 

Eightball. After placing first and second respectively at the Tasmanian Junior Eightball Championships last month, Jonty McIvor and Alwyn Russell will compete at national level in the Northern Territory early next year. The pair showed their skills at the Longford RSL on Sunday November 6, earning the Under 15 state and runner-up titles. Now the …

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Colts tame Ulverstone 

CNW U/17. The Circular Head Cowbiz Colts Under 17s won a thrilling match against Ulverstone District by two wickets in Smithton on Sunday in their first 50-over match of the Cricket North West season. Bowling their opponents out for 145 in 44.1 overs, the return of Lewis Nicholls (3/20) to the side strengthened the Circular …

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Crushing finish

BCL. Both the Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars and Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons suffered losses to their respective opponents, Riana and Natone, during the Burnie Cricket League’s round six proceedings on Saturday. Disadvantaged as the visiting team, the Smithton Stars began the game with the ball in hand to see Riana post 5/249 after …

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Acton aces Demons

BCL. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons were defeated by Acton in round five of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday. Meanwhile Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars savoured a bye after Ridgley Cricket Club pulled out of the competition at the beginning of the season. Nic Bellinger (9) and Tyler Kadow (20) opened Forest Stanley’s …

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Ada’s farewell

Retirement. Family, friends and past and present passengers bid much-loved bus driver Ada Baldock adieu with a celebration at the Marrawah Memorial Hall last Saturday (November 5). After more than 50 years in the driver’s seat of the Redpa Primary School bus, Ada has now planted her foot steadily on the brake as she steps …

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Bugler’s prized possession

Treasure. For many years, Victor John Smith carried a simple penny with him. Now a century later, his nephew Barry holds this coin dear. Enlisting as a 22-year-old, Victor Smith took his 1916 coin with him as he served in the First World War. “We’ve never been quite sure if was part of his pay …

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Secret storyteller

Passion. Melissa Bender (nee Walters) has a secret, so well kept that even her closest friends were in the dark. Laptop open, Melissa would spend her time tapping away, many thinking she was idly googling. The mother-of-three has admittedly been doing some of that, but for the most part she has been creating stories and …

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Nuff opportunities

Insight. Mawbanna dairy farmer Matthew Gunningham has been awarded the Nuffield Scholarship, one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the prestigious award. These scholars will undertake cutting edge research into agriculture and fisheries across the globe using a $30,000 bursary for a 16-week program of group and …

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The Tuscan touch

Skills. Smithton physiotherapist Jess Maguire has been halfway around the globe to perfect her trade. Leaving on the first of August, Jess returned on October 8 having visited Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Portugal. Inspired by the desire to further herself, the Stanley local says she went along to study the skills that would develop her …

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