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Demons climb atop ladder

BCL. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons have earned the position of Burnie Cricket League ladder leaders following a victory on home turf over second placed Natone on Saturday. Winning the toss, the home side took the bat for the first innings to be met by fierce opponents who bowled opening batsman Jimmy Martin without …

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National treasure to visit

Ambassador. Circular Head will welcome Olympian Shane Gould to its Australia Day celebrations this week. The 1972 Munich Olympic Games medalist will join community members in recognising the 2018 Australia Day Award recipients at Tall Timbers this evening before attending the Twilight on the Duck festivities tomorrow. The national swimming champion will share her personal …

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Ladder leaders stable

CHCA. Irishtown remain steady as the Circular Head Cricket Association ladder leaders following a victory over Forest Stanley in round eight on Saturday. The top of the table team, and home side, won the toss to bat the first innings and reach 179 runs from 37.3 overs. Opposing bowlers Adam Milner (4/25), Kade Hardy (3/28) …

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Arty touch

Textile. Edith Creek Primary School students last year focused their creative flair into an art project for exhibition. Now, the students’ work is featured for all to see in The Arty Duck in Smithton, the first display featured by students. The local school’s grade three to six class undertook the project last year as part …

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Backyard inspiration for learning

Career. Jye Crosswell is in his element working with Parks and Wildlife Service. A Marrawah local, the 22-year-old recently graduated from a four year Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science degree at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. Now, as an Aboriginal discovery ranger based along the north west coast, working in his own backyard …

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An English adventure

Abroad. At a crossroads in life, Liam McLaren will step out of his comfort zone this year to experience life living in the United Kingdom. After graduating from Launceston Grammar School at the end of last year, the 18-year-old plans to take a gap year to gain some clarity. “I had always wanted to take …

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Stars succumb to opponent

BCL. In round nine of the Burnie Cricket League, Natone chased down Smithton within 17 overs to claim a victory. The Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars won the toss to bat first with a home ground advantage supporting the side. Opening batsman Aaron Tuxworth was run out without making an impact on the score sheet …

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Twilight delight

Invite. Pack a picnic and duck around to West Esplanade next week to celebrate Australia Day. Circular Head Council will once again host its annual Twilight on the Duck event on January 26, this year with a few slight changes. Previously celebrated at the West Esplanade event, Australia Day Award recipients will now be recognised …

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A-plus career

Retirement. Smithton High School principal Keith Billing has played a part in many students’ lives over the last four decades, whether big or small. His children Chris Billing, Lindsey Blake and Victoria Cotton escaped being his students for the most part except for his youngest in maths class. “Tori didn’t know what to call me. …

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Thriving in excellence

Leadership. A good leader lifts a school and as Circular Head Christian School welcomes change, this feeling is expected to remain. Patrick Bakes will be back at school teaching this year while Ara Popowski steps into the principal’s office. Starting her career in 2002, Mrs Popowski began as an aide before completing her Bachelor of …

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