Building better communities

Guides. The outgoing State Commissioner of the Girl Guides, and former Smithton Guide, Jane Dent, said the State’s 800 Guides is a solid base to build upon. “Guiding provides a base for good community members to build a better world,” Mrs Dent said on Friday at an end-of-year Guide function in Bellerive. The former Smithton …

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Doe, a deer, a perfect farm

Deer. Christmas Hills couple Darrell and Jennifer Kay say they live in the perfect place to rear Santa’s merry sleigh-pullers. The fitting name aside, Mr Kay said Circular Head has the world’s freshest air and cleanest water, and he hopes to use this to market his venison in the new year. “You don’t get it …

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CHAC’s state-wide employment drive

Employment. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will continue its efforts of putting indigenous job seekers back into the work force, with the help of a $501,500 grant. The Government grant was presented by Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley on Wednesday to help CHAC extend its Indigenous Employment Program. Mr Whiteley said the IEP activities in …

5 years ago
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Problem intersection

Traffic. Confused motorists and a lack of uniform road rules within the Smithton township could see a major accident soon, according to Councillor Jan Bishop. “One of the main intersections I have a concern with is the Brittons Road and Bass Highway link road leading to Tall Timbers,” Cr Bishop said on Monday. “This lack …

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Bellinger boys

Cricket. Sons Mitchell and Nick don’t cut their dad Neville any slack when it comes to the cricket field. The father-son combo has played several A-Grade games for Forest-Stanley in the Circular Head Cricket Association, and coach Mitchell says his dad has to work to make the cut. “Dad got picked to play in the …

5 years ago

School Awards

Circular Head Christian School Senior School: Ruth Gray Award for Outstanding Senior School Student in Christian Education: Megan Huisman Principal’s Award: David Tuxworth ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Award: (Year 10) Erryn Cartledge, (Year 12) Ashlee Arnold Year 10 Grange Resources Science Award: Lucia Abblitt Year 10 Springboard to University Bursary: Danae Ling CHCS …

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Sattler’s battle

Cancer. More than two years went by before Mike Sattler, of Smithton, decided to listen to his body and visit a doctor. “I knew there was something, but I thought she’d come right,” Mr Sattler said. “If I had got it early enough the first time, it would probably be over.” Instead, Mr Sattler has …

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Cricketers to represent north-west Tasmania

Cricket. Nine local boys will represent the north-west in cricket at the Interstate Cup throughout the month of January. The young cricketers are: Thomas Lewis in the under-16s; Liam McLaren and Pearce Watling in the u15s; Lewis Nicholls in the u14s; and Sam Lewis, Bailey Grey, Logan Smith, Ben Spinks and Ryan Nibbs in the …

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Smithton Writers’ Group

Smithton Writers’ Group meets every fortnight (the first and third Thursday of every month) at Rural Health, Emmett Street. Member Dorothy Popiel, who has been with the group since it first formed in 2012, said: “It’s not about setting work. It’s about enjoying writing.” She welcomes new and old faces in the new year. “It’s …

5 years ago

Mayor’s message

It is unbelievable that Christmas is almost upon us again. This year has been a difficult year for many in our community, both for our businesses in town, farmers, tourist operators and some forestry contractors and workers. With some of these showing signs of recovery, we can look forward to a brighter 2014. The new …

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