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Untouchable Stars

BCL. The Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars require just one more win to seal top spot, while Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are guaranteed a home final following their victory against Natone.  Round 13 of Burnie Cricket League action saw the Stars and the Demons continue their fine form, with both sides remaining undefeated six …

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Club to jump into action

Grant. The Circular Head Pony Club has received an $18,500 grant ahead of state trials in March. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay was in Circular Head on Friday to present the grant. The funding comes from the Braddon Stronger Communities Program and will be used to upgrade the club’s cross country course and show-jumping …

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Saints strap in

NWBU. A new season of the North West Basketball Union is underway with fresh Smithton Saints squads ready to go.  The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints hosted Penguin Blues in a round one showdown in Smithton on Tuesday.  Coached by Steve Poulter, the women’s side took to the court with young talent in Lily Nibbs, Bree …

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Lifetime of volunteering

Accolade. Recognised in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, Tom O’Halloran is humbled by his achievements. The Irishtown local was honoured in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his longstanding service to community.  A familiar face around Irishtown Football Club, there is not a match Tom has missed as a Canary fan …

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Heart of gold

Kindness. Anne Fagg’s proclivity for volunteering comes naturally.  The Rocky Cape resident was recently recognised in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List for her services to the communities of Rocky Cape and Wynyard.  She shares the honour with husband Chris, who was recognised for his services …

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Club to jump into action

Grant. The Circular Head Pony Club has received an $18,500 grant ahead of state trials in March. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay was in Circular Head on Friday to present the grant. The funding comes from the Braddon Stronger Communities Program and will be used to upgrade the club’s cross country course and show-jumping …

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Service to community

Accolade. Most days Lynton Free is at the Circular Head depot of the Tasmanian State Emergency Service, tinkering around trucks or brushing up on his knowledge. The unit manager of the Circular Head branch recently received an Emergency Services Medal in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. The Meritorious Award recognises Lynton’s involvement in the …

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Mayor’s Cup still Marrawah’s

Over 50. Coming off three convincing wins in the season so far, the Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club was without a few of its big guns on Sunday in the return match against the Rovers.  There seemed to be a lack of energy in the team and it was obvious a few players were …

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Road safety program

Funding. The 2019 Community Road Safety Grants program supports local involvement in identifying and funding specific road safety issues. Funding of up to $35,000 from the Road Safety Levy is available to local councils, community organisations, schools and research institutions to deliver innovative solutions to local road safety issues.  In the past, the program has …

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Pool’s new name

Swirl. Circular Head’s new wellbeing centre has a name.  Smithton Wellbeing, Indoor Recreation and Leisure, or Swirl for short, was chosen from a list of 50 names put forward by community members.  “The vision for the facility is that it will be a place of movement and activity,” says Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam.  “Swirl …

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Circular Head Sport News

Dash for first place

Feat. The Twilight on the Duck’s annual Duck Dash featured a new record on Saturday. Ulverstone runner Douglas Hamerlok took out the title for the 10th year running, coinciding with a decade of running the local fun run event. Hamerlok set the pace on the day, remaining in the lead throughout the 6.8 kilometre circuit. …

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Bulls bash Blues

CHCA. The third round of Circular Head Cricket Association’s Tall Timbers Twenty20 Cup saw Irishtown play host to similarly seated Forest Stanley.  The visitors won the toss and elected to bat, sending in the likes of Matthew Emmett and Kyle Ollington to lay a solid foundation.  The early departure of Emmett (4) put Irishtown in …

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Talent on the court

Competition. Marshall Evans, Ella Cobbing, Milana Thorp and Jacob Furphy last week performed among the nation’s best up-and-coming players at the 2019 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup. The locals were among more than 700 players, coaches and officials at the annual competition played in Albury–Wodonga on the New South Wales and Victorian border. In his …

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BCL. Six wickets,  century for Revells 

Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars earned a spectacular victory against West Ridgley during round 12 of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday.  Playing in Smithton, the home side elected to bat the first innings as openers Aaron Tuxworth (59) and Ben Revell (105) took control.  Revell’s nine boundary balls and one six set a fine …

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Bowls. Six games left

The Smithton Bowls Club is back into the swing of things following a break over the festive season and with a new synthetic turf to boot.  Nominated by The Smithton Club, the local bowls club last month received a $2000 grant through TASkeno Community Fund to go towards new training accessories and synthetic turf equipment. …

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Circular Head Community News

Fires spark warnings

Update. Tasmania Fire Service crews are working to contain a number of fires in Circular Head this week. A fire which started at Brittons Link on January 29 is among four main blazes across the state including at Great Pine Tier in the Central Plateau, and Gell River and Riveaux Road in the south west. …

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Just warming up

Future. As temperatures soar, so too does the thermometer of shares in the Circular Head Community Bank. The gauge at the Smith Street branch indicates how many shares have been purchased by the community.  A branch of the Bendigo Bank, the Community Bank last week reached the minimum $450,000 target of shareholder funds and now …

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Long lasting support

Dedication. Jantze Fahey has community in mind, always. The Smithton resident was last month awarded a Life Membership to the Emmerton Park Auxiliary.   Recognised for more than 15 years of dedication to the organisation, Mrs Fahey followed in her mother Jean Fenton’s footsteps. “In the early days of the Wybia, Mum was one of …

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