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Sleeping rough

Compassion. Circular Head Youth Leaders will brave the cold for charity this weekend. Members of the group will spend the night on Goldie Street, Smithton during the Vinnies Community Sleepout. More than 116,000 people around the country are sleeping on the streets each night, according to the Department of Human Services. Around 42 per cent …

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Can’t beat that 

CHFA. For Irishtown Football Club, earning three Circular Head Football Association premiership titles in one year will go down in history. For Dwayne Everett and Bryce Kidman, what stands out to them in the milestone match is sharing the honour with sons Kurt, 22, and Kyle Everett, 19, and Josh Kidman, 23.  The family trio …

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Festival of Learning

Experience. Smithton Library is hosting a free festival celebrating learning. A fun and interactive calendar of events will begin on Monday (September 3), when local face painter Emma Berechree takes locals for a colourful class. The local artist, of Splash Face and Body Art, will give an overview of the quality products to use when …

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Stories from Vietnam

Remembrance. Between 1962 and 1975 more than 60,000 Australians served in the Vietnam War, including 2323 Tasmanian soldiers. Redpa born Stephen James Cocker OAM was one of them. The Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee welcomed Mr Cocker as a guest speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Day service earlier this month. The day commemorates all …

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Plans for puppy park

Project. A place where our four-legged friends can play and owners can chat, is what a group of locals is proposing for Smithton. In recent months, the group has been meeting with Circular Head Council to discuss the potential for a dog park in Smithton. Next week, they will put forth a formal proposal and …

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Ease in appointments

Communication. Patients at Smithton District Hospital can now dial in for appointments through ‘telehealth’ conferencing services.  Telehealth utilises telecommunication services to provide medical advice. The Computers on Wheels service, or CoWs, is an initiative of the state government’s Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services White Paper.  The local hospital recently received a new portable unit to …

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Best bacon about

Accolade. Celebrate International Bacon Day this Saturday (September 1) with award winning rashers from Perry’s Quality Meats. Taking top honours in the Australian Bacon Awards, the Smithton butcher was named the best in the state in both the full rasher and short cut categories as well as gaining national recognition for his short cut bacon, …

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Tallies takes the win

Accolade. Another awards ceremony, another opportunity for local success. Tall Timbers Tasmania has earned two mentions at the 2018 Tasmanian Hospitality Association Awards for Excellence. Starting the night by winning Best Marketed Establishment, Tall Timbers then went on to win the award in the Best Sports Bar category. Tall Timbers was also a finalist in …

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Dame Enid

Tribute. Tuesday marked the 75th anniversary of the day Dame Enid Lyons became the first woman elected to the Australian House of Representatives. Senator Richard Colbeck paid tribute to the Smithton born politician who represented the seat of Darwin, the precursor to the seat of Braddon. “Dame Enid Lyons stands as a giant of Australian politics …

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Back to back

Winning. Think Water Smithton knows how to do business. The local branch has been awarded the Australian Franchise of the Year for the second year running, at the annual Think Water Conference held in Fiji on August 8. The award recognises excellence in business, irrigation knowledge, customer service, and the willingness to go the extra …

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