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Champions on the court

Basketball. St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School has gained a Grand Final victory at the North West Primary School Regional Tournament in Devonport. The school was represented by a girls team and boys team in the grade five and six divisions, with both sides displaying top sportsmanship and producing quality games throughout the competition. Coached …

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Bowls. Div Two in second place

Smithton Saints’ Division Three pennant team of Jean Cameron, Lyn Savage, Joy Auld and skip Cherylle Pedley gained two valuable points in last Thursday’s game against Latrobe. Meanwhile, the Div One team found the going tough, meeting with Latrobe. Saturday’s Div Two team earned the result they were after, defeating Penguin 94 to 87. Outstanding …

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BCL. Top of the team

Nic Bellinger secured a century and five wickets for the Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons during round seven of the Burnie Cricket League A Grade against Ridgley on Saturday. Batting first, openers Jimmy Martin (9) and Damon Smith (6) managed only single digits before Lachlan Bissett (17) stepped onto the field. Bellinger (103) followed at …

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Anglican churches on list

Decision. St Paul’s Church and Hall in Stanley and St Bartholomew’s Church in Forest remain on the list of properties to be sold by the Anglican Church of Tasmania. Stanley Discovery Museum, which is located in St Paul’s Hall will also be impacted by the sale. The Diocesan Council, the governing body of the church, …

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Shamrocks shake Demons

CHCA. Irishtown remain undefeated following the fourth round of the Circular Head Cricket Association season on Saturday. Playing Forest Stanley in Stanley, the visitors won the toss to send the home side in to bat. Irishtown bowlers Shaun Hammond and Leslie Lambert took three wickets from eight overs, conceding 18 and 37 runs respectively. Joel …

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Show us a good time

Weekend. An event 110 years strong is only made so by its community. This year, the show returns with all of your favourites such as equestrian events, woodchopping, cattle competitions and the popular animal nursery. Along with the popular chopping events, there will be a two-shoe tree felling class, an event that has not been …

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Spirit of the season

Festive. Christmas is a magical time of love, joy and faith. One who believes in the true meaning of Christmas, Betty Kay has created an enchanting land of lights for community members to admire, all in support of a community cause. Be captivated by glistening lights, lanes of candy canes and Christmas trees, Santa Claus …

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CHAC. New chairperson

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation has reflected on the past year at its annual general meeting, and now looks to the future. About 2000 community members identify as Aboriginal, with the local organisation playing an important role in the community with the aim to enrich the lives of community members. CHAC welcomes Sam Cleland to the …

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Giving every day

Donate. Smithton After School Care children are learning the meaning of giving through an advent calendar idea with a twist. Rather than taking chocolates from a commercial advent calendar, children are contributing items to Wyndarra Centre’s Christmas hamper appeal. Smithton’s after school care coordinator Joanie Coker says students have taken ownership of the idea and …

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Reading cup charms

Learning. The reading bug has hit the Circular Head Cluster of Schools. Students from Smithton, Stanley, Forest, Redpa and Edith Creek primary schools took part in the inaugural Murchison Readers’ Cup last week. An initiative of the Children’s Book Council of Australia, the Readers’ Cup has been held in the south of the state and …

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Circular Head Sport News

Teamwork for the win

Championship. Circular Head Christian School Maroon emerged victorious from the school soccer roster Grand Final. An action packed six weeks produced games between seven teams from St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School, Circular Head Christian School, and Smithton and Edith Creek primary schools. Comprising mixed teams from grades three to six, all teams displayed sportsmanship …

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Bowls. In need of a win before break

In Bowls North West games, last Thursday’s ladies pennant was a washout across the competition. Saturday’s mixed pennant found the slow greens tough going with the Smithton Saints’ Division Two and Division Four teams not faring well. Div Two left with one rink and Div Four with a draw in one rink. “We have done …

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Stars’ sharp victory

BCL. It was a quick match for Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars in round six of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday, winning by nine wickets in less than 10 overs. Meanwhile Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons dominated Natone in a 138 run victory. Another toss was lost by Smithton as a depleted Acton team …

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CNW. Half century help

Circular Head Colts’ Kalon Nicholls retired on a half century during round three of Cricket North West proceedings in Ulverstone on Sunday. Taking on the Ulverstone Black Caps, the visitors won the toss to bat the first innings. Openers Jotham Saward and Cooper Mallinson were prematurely dismissed for a duck and one run respectively, before …

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CHCA. Teams take easy wins

Forest Stanley and Irishtown claimed effortless victories during round three of the Circular Head Cricket Association on Saturday. In the Marrawah and Irishtown match, the home side batted the first innings on the Redpa oval. Rocky Poke (5) and Matthew Saward (24) opened the innings, followed by Shane Babcock (19) at third in the order. …

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Circular Head Community News

Santa Claus is coming to town

Return. Smithton District Hospital’s Leighton Poke remembers a time when Father Christmas watched over the town in December. From the roof of the local hospital atop the hill, he stood tall for all to see. This year, he returns once more. “It was a tradition here,” Leighton says. “I remember as a kid, as soon …

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Show us a good time

Weekend. An event 110 years strong is only made so by its community. This year, the show returns with all of your favourites such as equestrian events, woodchopping, cattle competitions and the popular animal nursery. Along with the popular chopping events, there will be a two-shoe tree felling class, an event that has not been …

1 week ago 0

Ag day in Smithton

Farming. Celebrations of all things agriculture took place on November 21 for National Agriculture Day. A local event welcomed over 100 people for the evening, including dairy, potato, pea and bean farmers as well as logging transport drivers and silage contractors. The organisers say they were delighted with the turnout considering so many farmers are out …

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Name your new pool

Competition. Put your thinking caps on, Circular Head – the new pool needs a name. Circular Head Council and Belgravia Leisure are calling for catchy names to be entered into a competition to name the new complex. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam admits the current name “is a bit of a mouthful” and was a …