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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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In the spirit of the season

Cheer. Have yourself a merry little Christmas with the Smithton Retail Group. In partnership with the Circular Head Chronicle, the group is launching ‘Our Gift To You This Christmas’ just in time for the season of giving. Launching today, there is $1000 worth of Circular Head Gift Cards up for grabs – but be quick …

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Plans. Roundabout to ease congestion

Circular Head Council will commence consultation and planning for a roundabout at the Goldie Street and Sampson Avenue junction in Smithton.  Concerns about congestion in the area, from school traffic and vehicles turning from Goldie Street onto Sampson Avenue, led the council to last year commission a report by GHD. The report recommended a roundabout …

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CHCA. Ten-wicket win for Irishtown

In round two of the Circular Head Cricket Association, victories went to Marrawah and Irishtown. Playing in Smithton, Marrawah took the bat in the first innings against Trowutta Combine. Contributions from Matthew Saward (89), Mitchell Heald (24), Shane Babcock (17) and Marcus Popowski (12) early in the piece assisted the side in reaching 9/183 in …

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Pool takes shape

Update. The new local wellbeing centre will have a roof by next week, if weather allows. A milestone in the $12 million project, the completion of the roofing was delayed by wild weather conditions at the start of the week. The roofing over the pool is lined with specialist insulation allowing for heating efficiency and …

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Sounds of Emmerton Park

Radio. The familiar voice of Chris Morris echoes throughout the hallways of Emmerton Park every week. At a live broadcast with an audience of residents, staff, volunteers and visitors watching on, the volunteer radio host hit the airwaves for the 400th time last Tuesday. “This was the biggest sit down audience I ever had,” Chris …

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CNW. Colts take control

The Circular Head Colts Under 15 team displayed a strong standing against Latrobe Demons in round two of the Cricket North West competition on Sunday. The Colts won the toss to take the bat, starting with openers Jotham Saward (34) and Cooper Mallinson (10). The pair partnered to lead the side in a strong start …

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Stars outshine opponents

BCL. Circular Head’s Burnie Cricket League representatives remain at the top of the game in both the A Reserve and A Grade competitions. Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars and Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons gained victories against West Ridgley and Acton respectively, during round five of the season on Saturday. Taking on the opposition at …

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