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Flying doctor experience

Education. Learning is fun, especially when the school day involves a tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft. The ‘Look! Up in the Sky’ education program has toured Tasmanian primary schools for one month, stopping at Redpa and Edith Creek in early September. Local students had the opportunity to climb on board, strap themselves …

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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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Mastering education

Achievement. Margaret ‘Midge’ Gray has graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Master of Emergency Management. Splitting her time between Mella and New South Wales, Midge has been making the monthly trip to Sydney to volunteer with two emergency services. While in Sydney, she also finds the time to teach casually at a girls’ private …

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Humanity in action

Awards. Two locals are among 13 students across the state to be recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness. Caleb Berechree and Georgia Stokes, of Circular Head Christian School, were invited to a presentation ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Parliament House in Hobart on September 21. The award is a national initiative …

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Wedding bells

Love. As Grand Final weekend approaches, this lighthearted account of a special day in 1977 will bring a smile to the many spouses who can relate. Jan Britton, who has a shack at Bluff Hill Point, shares her love story with late husband Donald. Donald and I were married at the Church of England in …

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Anniversary of love

Commitment. When Peter met Dot is a love story spanning six decades. Peter John McLaren was born on June 13, 1937 to Ambrose Frederick and Hazel May McLaren. Dorothy Heald was born on February 5, 1941 to Tasman Charles and Irene Elizabeth Heald. Peter and Dot met in 1957 when Dot was working at Roger …

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Force on the court

Basketball. The Smithton Saints Under 12 team has beaten the tallest of odds to become the state champions. Following a North West Basketball Union Junior Intertown Grand Final victory late last month, the Saints spent the next weekend at the State Championships held in Devonport. Competing in Division One, coach Matthew ‘Wak’ Walker said the …

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Ready to bank

Pledge. The Circular Head Community Bank needs your help to open its doors. An official opening will be held in Smithton next month as the initiative reaches the pinnacle of its establishment. The Community Bank, a branch of Bendigo Bank, is a community led initiative which puts half of its profits back into the local …

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Honeymoon happiness

Anniversary. Pat and Peter Dunlop have shared five decades of golden moments. The couple will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on October 26, by finally going on a honeymoon. Born in Williamstown, Victoria, Peter crossed the Bass Strait as a 20-year-old to play for Irishtown Football Club. He was working at the local high school …

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Educators’ day

Passion. The team at Giggles Early Learning has had fun for Early Childhood Educators Day (September 5). Owner Linda Wooldrage said she is glad that the day has been celebrated nationally for the past seven years. “It gives us the opportunity to thank the educators for the important role they play in children’s learning and …

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