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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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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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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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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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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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