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In Sydney last weekend we celebrated the 100 years since our navy first sailed into Sydney Harbour. It certainly is a much more auspicious occasion than last time, and other nations have joined with us in paying their respects. We are a seafaring nation and that raises both good and bad issues for us, but …

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Real Deal

The last siren has sounded announcing the end of the AFL grand final. A game that has left one team sitting in the ashes of defeat while the other goes on to enjoy the congratulations that belongs to the victors alone, as they party on into the night. There is no doubt that the game …

5 years ago

Kites and castles

Holidays. Children, bring your buckets and spades to Stanley on Thursday because there is some outdoor fun to be had. To celebrate and support wellness for Mental Health Week (October 6 to 12), Anglicare is hosting a kites and castles fun day for children. For those of you in Smithton, there will be a free …

5 years ago
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Promoting rural health

Health. Smithton’s Tanya Nicholls has been recognised for her efforts in promoting health and wellbeing in the community. Anglicare Tasmania’s Rural Wellbeing Champions were announced in time for Mental Health Week (October 6-12), with an overall winner and highly commended category in the state’s north-west. Mrs Nicholls was highly commended for her work in starting up …

5 years ago

Kind act

Community. Small towns often get ridiculed for being just that, but where they shine is in their friendliness. Hats off to Carole Medwin from Time Out on Emmett who helped one of her elderly customers from the cafe and across the road to another shop. That’s the joy of living in a small town.

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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. …

5 years ago

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
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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. …

5 years ago

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 …

5 years ago

Ready, set, ride

Charity. With just over three weeks left until the Dale Walters Memorial Bike Ride, keen cyclists Graeme Drake and Clint Reid have started training, and suggest others do the same. “Start training now,” Drake said. “[If not] saddle soreness becomes an issue.” For those really keen on doing things right, the pair suggested going to …

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