Rylah’s pre-selection win

Candidate. Joan Rylah is now the full-time candidate after winning pre-selection for the Liberal Party for the seat of Braddon. A financial advisor for the past 28 years, Mrs Rylah now says it’s time to “end the pain and suffering” of people under the present State Labor Government. “I am honoured at being chosen the …

5 years ago

Di’s departure

Farewell. Despite much recognition in the last few weeks, manager Di Murphy attributes Rural Health’s success to “the strong, vibrant and experiencedteam plus the dedicated Board of Management”. After 13 years with the health and well-being organisation, Mrs Murphy finished last week to take on a new role in the new year. She will be …

5 years ago

A lifetime of giving

Volunteers. Three selfless and hard-working women have been honoured for their contributions to Smithton Primary School. At the school assembly on Tuesday, Sadie Wells, her daughter Colleen Hinds and Margaret Williams were applauded for their dedication to improving the school and its amenities and for their tireless devotion to the children. Mrs Wells had little …

5 years ago
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Exceedingly good child care

Community. After being judged as part of a new national rating system, Circular Head Child Care Centre has come out on top as one of the best in the country. In accordance with the Education and Care Services National Law Act, the centre was awarded the top tier of ‘Exceeding National Quality Standard’. With approximately …

5 years ago

Ham a Merry Christmas

Food. Christmas hams have been running out the door from Johnston Gourmet Meats in Smithton. “Our Christmas hams have been a very popular item and many people are coming in to make sure they get their delicious ham for Christmas,” one of the butchers said on Thursday. At the IGA supermarket the most popular food …

5 years ago

Reflecting on past carols

Community. Two years have passed since the Christmas carols trio – Keith and Trish Saward and Annette Dawes – handed over the reins to a new committee. On Friday, they reflected on the 21 years that were. Music teachers Mrs Saward and Mrs Dawes remember lots of children. They estimate hundreds over the years. “We …

5 years ago

Ahoy, class

Education. Grade 9 and 10 students from the Circular Head Christian School have recently acquired a new boat for the school’s aquaculture class. Teacher and aquaculture trainer, Sam Evenhuis, said both he and the students were thrilled at taking delivery of the new boat which will only help them to further complete their studies with …

5 years ago
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Life is sweet

Bees. Twelve local students have been given a taste of the sweet life by master bee-keeper and former honey exporter Bill Oosting. Stung by his knowledge of 50 years’ experience as a bee-keeper, the students, kitted out in their protective clothing, were buzzing around Mr Oosting’s Edgcumbe Beach property to learn everything they could about …

5 years ago

Pool season tickets extended

Pool. Circular Head general manager Tony Smart today announced that season tickets to the Circular Head War Memorial Pool would be extended by six weeks. “This extension has been granted to cover the period where the pool was both unavailable and at a lower than preferred temperature over the past six weeks,” Mr Smart said, …

5 years ago

When Sally met Jerry

Entertainment. Ventriloquist Natalie Miller was at Rocky Cape Kids’ Club on Friday night, to the delight of her audience members, young and old. Originally from Canberra, Miller now travels the world performing her unique art. Last week, it was Rocky Cape’s turn to be entertained by friendly puppets Sally, Jerry and new addition Steve, who …

5 years ago