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Dog park proposal proceeds

Project. Our four-pawed pals may soon have a safe place to play in Smithton.  Circular Head Council will apply to the Tasmanian Community Fund to contribute to establishing a dog park at Fossey Street.  At the last monthly meeting, councillors made the unanimous decision to transform the park into a place for all.  The council …

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Council election

Vote. Circular Head, these are your new council candidates. Councillor candidates Norman Berechree, Hellyer Gerard Blizzard, Smithton Alyssia Coates, Forest Kathleen Ettlin, Smithton Brad Gawne, Smithton Tony Hine, Smithton Stafford Ives-Heres, Marrawah Peter Johnston, Stanley Betty Kay, Scotchtown John Oldaker, Redpa Ashley Popowski, Smithton Daryl Quilliam, Smithton Rebecca Tyers, Montagu David Woodward, Smithton Mayor candidates John …

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Anzac memorial trail

Project. A memorial trail honouring Circular Head’s 84 fallen World War One veterans will be built in Smithton. The trail, around the perimeter of Anzac Park, is made possible thanks to $5595 from the federal government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grant will allow for the purchase of plaques placed in front of individual trees …

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Flying doctor experience

Education. Learning is fun, especially when the school day involves a tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft. The ‘Look! Up in the Sky’ education program has toured Tasmanian primary schools for one month, stopping at Redpa and Edith Creek in early September. Local students had the opportunity to climb on board, strap themselves …

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Maida Innes-Smith

July 30, 1936 – June 27, 2018 Maida Mary was born in Pukekohe, New Zealand on July 30, 1936 to Vera (nee Wright) and Joseph James Hoe. She was the second youngest of seven children including Lola, Shirley, Richard ‘Dick’, Patricia, Josie and Margaret. As the two youngest, Maida and Margaret were loved and spoilt …

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Mastering education

Achievement. Margaret ‘Midge’ Gray has graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Master of Emergency Management. Splitting her time between Mella and New South Wales, Midge has been making the monthly trip to Sydney to volunteer with two emergency services. While in Sydney, she also finds the time to teach casually at a girls’ private …

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Humanity in action

Awards. Two locals are among 13 students across the state to be recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness. Caleb Berechree and Georgia Stokes, of Circular Head Christian School, were invited to a presentation ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Parliament House in Hobart on September 21. The award is a national initiative …

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Wedding bells

Love. As Grand Final weekend approaches, this lighthearted account of a special day in 1977 will bring a smile to the many spouses who can relate. Jan Britton, who has a shack at Bluff Hill Point, shares her love story with late husband Donald. Donald and I were married at the Church of England in …

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Anniversary of love

Commitment. When Peter met Dot is a love story spanning six decades. Peter John McLaren was born on June 13, 1937 to Ambrose Frederick and Hazel May McLaren. Dorothy Heald was born on February 5, 1941 to Tasman Charles and Irene Elizabeth Heald. Peter and Dot met in 1957 when Dot was working at Roger …

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Force on the court

Basketball. The Smithton Saints Under 12 team has beaten the tallest of odds to become the state champions. Following a North West Basketball Union Junior Intertown Grand Final victory late last month, the Saints spent the next weekend at the State Championships held in Devonport. Competing in Division One, coach Matthew ‘Wak’ Walker said the …

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Legend of the race

Motorsport. Lance ‘Spike’ Jones has done it again, for the last time.  Racing in the Baskerville Historics at Baskerville Raceway in the south on the weekend, the Smithton driver announced his retirement from the competitive sport.  Taking his trusty 1970 BMW 2002 TI through the qualifying round, Spike recorded a time of 1.02 seconds to …

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Season under way

NWBU. The Smithton Saints are making an impact in the North West Basketball League Under 22 season. Playing competitively in both home and away games, the Saints look to a strong second half of the roster. The season started with a round one home game for the Saints, hosting the Ulverstone Hoppers. A competitive affair, …

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Competitive carnivals

Netball. The Smithton Saints have shone brightly on the court with stellar performances these past weekends. Circular Head Netball Association teams travelled to represent the region at the recent Devon and Burnie netball association carnivals. Players were struck by shocking conditions last weekend at the Devon tournament in Devonport however it was a different experience …

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National leaders on the court

Basketball. Smithton Basketball Club players Jett Grey, Emerson Wells and Sophie Furphy have represented the state at the Australian Junior Championships in the Under 16 division.  Competing on the national stage for a fourth time, Emerson and Jett stepped up to represent the teams as vice captains while Sophie made her third national appearance.  The …

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Contests on the court

Roster. Circular Head Netball Association is producing skilled, determined and resilient young players. The Smithton Saints represent the region in the Burnie Netball Association, taking on the best of the best along the coast. Five teams travel to Burnie every Saturday for the competition. The teams are two rounds in and set to play round …

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Jolly endeavour

Appeal. Inspired by the strength of others, Joanna Jolly will take part in the World’s Greatest Shave this weekend. The Smithton local says she wants to make others aware of the support services available to those affected by a diagnosis. Hoping to fundraise $1500, Joanna has been overwhelmed by the support in reaching $1200 so …

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Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

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