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Untouchable Stars

BCL. The Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars require just one more win to seal top spot, while Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are guaranteed a home final following their victory against Natone.  Round 13 of Burnie Cricket League action saw the Stars and the Demons continue their fine form, with both sides remaining undefeated six …

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Logging coupe

Fire. Tasmania Fire Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania crews responded to a fire in a logging coupe at Poilinna Road on Tuesday.  The fire is believed to have started in an excavator. Crews worked to construct a fire break to contain the fire, however sparks spread engulfing a second machine. The fire continued to spread …

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Breaking records

Pledge. Time is running out to be a part of the Circular Head Community Bank.  Locals have until January 20 to become a shareholder.  A Bendigo Bank Community Bank is a community-led initiative which puts half of its profits back into the local community.  “It’s nice to think that by the middle of March it …

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Ricky Alan Stewart October 14, 1953 – August 9, 2018

Ricky Alan Stewart was born on October 14, 1953 at the old Smithton Hospital, now Wyndarra. Ricky was the eldest son of Alan and Isabelle Stewart, brother to Peter, Trudy and Jill. Ricky attended St Attracta’s school until illness struck at age seven. He then spent three years at St Giles School for crippled children …

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Council election

Vote. Circular Head, these are your new council candidates. Councillor candidates Norman Berechree, Hellyer Gerard Blizzard, Smithton Alyssia Coates, Forest Kathleen Ettlin, Smithton Brad Gawne, Smithton Tony Hine, Smithton Stafford Ives-Heres, Marrawah Peter Johnston, Stanley Betty Kay, Scotchtown John Oldaker, Redpa Ashley Popowski, Smithton Daryl Quilliam, Smithton Rebecca Tyers, Montagu David Woodward, Smithton Mayor candidates John …

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Maida Innes-Smith

July 30, 1936 – June 27, 2018 Maida Mary was born in Pukekohe, New Zealand on July 30, 1936 to Vera (nee Wright) and Joseph James Hoe. She was the second youngest of seven children including Lola, Shirley, Richard ‘Dick’, Patricia, Josie and Margaret. As the two youngest, Maida and Margaret were loved and spoilt …

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Announced on Friday, these are the 2018 Art About Town art and photography competition winners. OPEN ART First: Michelle Walker ‘over looking farmland’ Second: Marian McGlasson ‘Contemplating the crops’ OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY First: Jocelyn Flint ‘Tea Break in the spud paddock’ Second: Phillip Wise ‘Weet Bix’ Highly Commended Jocelyn Flint ‘Bit of a spell before the …

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Stress buster

Wellbeing. Emmerton Park is helping residents reduce stress through mindfulness. It is not only residents who are practising being in the present, they are joined by staff, volunteers and members of the wider community. Technology plays a great part in the weekly sessions, with the group’s teacher Astrid de Ruiter based on the mainland and …

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Wacky Wednesday

Promotion. Look out, there is a Frenzy on a Wenzdy coming! Smithton Retail Group are hosting a Wacky Wednesday end of financial year sale next week and the bargains will be wild. To be held on Wednesday (June 27), the local promotion is in place of Friday Frenzy. Now is the perfect chance to indulge …

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Headstone restoration

Project. A local descendant is seeking to restore the headstone of Ann (formerly Poke) and William Lucas. Allison Smith has started a fundraising campaign to reinstate the headstone, currently broken into at least four pieces and laying on the ground at the old Fords Road Cemetery at Forest. Approaching Dunn Stone Industries in Launceston, Allison …

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