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 …

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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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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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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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A second chance

Appeal. Maltese shih tzu Casper will have a happy Christmas with his owner by his side this year, though this wasn’t always the case.  The rescue pup was just two years old when he was abandoned and surrendered to Smithton Veterinary Service to be euthanised. Natalie Cole was working at the front desk when the …

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Carols in the outdoors

Event. Dashing through Montagu in a rusty Holden ute, the Christmas Bush Carols are here – you beaut! Beneath the setting sun and under the gum trees, this year’s Smithton Christmas Carols will be something a little different. To be held on Sunday December 16 at Trawmanna on Mella Road, bring the family, roll out …

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