Run Emma, run

Running. Blind runner and Smithton girl Emma Jago has come second in her recent cross country event at Symmons Plains. The 14-year-old had to run a demanding course filled with ditches, hills, large puddles and plenty of boggy mud holes. To help the gutsy teenager run and compete, she is tethered to her running guide …

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

Severe weather warning

Today the Bureau of Meteorology has advised that an intense low will pass well to the southwest of Tasmania on Wednesday with an associated cold front to cross the state from the west during the day. Damaging north-westerly winds averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 100 km/h are forecast for parts of …

5 years ago

Hannah’s Olympic journey

Art. Smithton High School’s Hannah Jackson is probably more comfortable on the basketball court or hockey field, but last week it was all about showing off her creative side. The 16-year-old was nominated as the school’s recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Award, an international award named after the founder of the modern Olympic Games. …

5 years ago
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