Helping cancer sufferers

Charity. Wife of the late Dale Walters, Donna, says helping people with cancer is what the Dale Walters Memorial Ride, and the fund set up in his memory, is all about. “I just think if we can help one family not go through what we went through [then that is a positive],” Mrs Walters said. …

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Thank you from Sid

Many thanks to everyone who supported our campaign in Braddon – and there were thousands who did. I have been greatly honoured to represent our region one way or another for over a decade in the Federal Parliament and I hope that I have, with my hardworking and dedicated staff, made a positive contribution to …

5 years ago

Run Emma, run

Running. Blind runner and Smithton girl Emma Jago has come second in her recent cross country event at Symmons Plains. The 14-year-old had to run a demanding course filled with ditches, hills, large puddles and plenty of boggy mud holes. To help the gutsy teenager run and compete, she is tethered to her running guide …

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Real Deal

We were reminded in church on Sunday of the effect of sin in a person’s life. It was the dramatic story of Israel’s most famous King, David, who got caught up in an adulterous affair with Bathsheeba, the wife of Uriah. In this story we are confronted with a principle in life that we cannot …

5 years ago

Severe weather warning

Today the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that an intense low will pass well to the southwest of Tasmania on Wednesday with an associated cold front to cross the state from the west during the day. Damaging north-westerly winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of …

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Hannah’s Olympic journey

Art. Smithton High School’s Hannah Jackson is probably more comfortable on the basketball court or hockey field, but last week it was all about showing off her creative side. The 16-year-old was nominated as the school’s recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award, an international award named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. …

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Farewell Geoff King

March 8, 1955 – September 19, 2013 Geoffrey (Joe) King was raised at his parent’s property at Kinglands, Redpa. He was the second son of Tom (dec.) and Dulcie, and a brother to Perry. He grew up on a beef farm amongst the Herefords, dogs and horses, where he learnt farming and many life skills. …

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Karate mum packs a punch

Pow. One Smithton woman who knows her lamb chop from her karate chop is Alison Hanson. Ms Hanson who turned 46 on the night of attaining her first dan Blackbelt last week (11.9.13) in the Shim Jang Tae Kwon Do discipline, says she is thrilled with her achievement in the sport which she loves and …

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U16s dominate in final

Hockey. Smithton under-16s travelled to Devonport to meet the team who had beaten them easily two weeks earlier to earn the right to host the grand final. Smithton came out of the blocks firing catching their more fancied opponents by surprise, and forcing them into making uncharacteristic mistakes. The Saints’ forwards and midfielders were able …

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Youth Week grants open

Funding. National Youth Week 2014 will be held from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 13, 2014. Schools, community organisations and local governments are able to apply for funding to support young people develop and deliver National Youth Week 2014 projects, events and activities. There are two grants on offer: • Community grants of up to $2,000 for …

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