New star for Saints

Basketball. Recently recruited Tall Timbers Thunder forward Tyrone Lee is set to also feature for the Smithton Saints as the new season approaches. The 203cm American has been brought in as a key import, and to help ease the pressure of several departures from last year’s Thunder squad. Described as a ‘very versatile defender’ and …

5 years ago

Lord’s Prayer

Circular Head Council representatives didn’t second the motion to do away with the Lord’s Prayer to open meetings. This area has a strong Christian values foundation. Multiculturalism was mentioned by Councillor Hardy. This gives other nations an identity here as part of their cultural beliefs and actions. Hopefully laws made here have been looked at …

5 years ago

A Christian community

To the Mayor and councillors, I wish to make comment on the latest ‘outburst’ from one of your own in regards to the Lord’s Prayer being said prior to the council meeting. Surely none of you take this ‘motion’ seriously. We must never forget that this strong community was and is founded upon Godly principles. …

5 years ago
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Fonterra step up

Dairy. Fonterra Australia has announced a step-up of 16 cents per kilogram of butterfat and 40 cents per kg of protein for the 2013/14 season for suppliers in Victoria and Tasmania. This brings Fonterra Australia’s current, average farmgate price to $6.36 per kilogram of milk solids. Fonterra Australia also raised its forecast, average closing price …

5 years ago

Free workshops coming to Smithton

Physio. For those struggling with day-to-day chronic pain, a new program starting in February is looking to help residents deal with their soreness through self-management. Coastal Physiotherapy are currently seeking suitable patients for referral to the ‘Overcoming Pain and Living Well’ (OPAL) program, a federal government initiative running over 10 weeks. To qualify for the …

5 years ago

Man in stable condition after truck rollover

 Accident. A male truck driver is in a stable condition after the log truck he was driving tipped on Trowutta Road, directly opposite the Murray Goulburn factory. No other injuries were reported at the scene, with the driver taken to Burnie Hospital complaining of back pain. Smithton Police Sergeant Lee-Anne Walters said that the driver …

5 years ago
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Twenty20 matches continue

Cricket. Another round of twenty-over matches again led to a mixed bag for the Circular Head Cowbiz Colts over the weekend. The team played Ulverstone first, and with Pearce Watling (2/10), Mitchel Heald (1/16) and Josh Gale (1/18) all bowling well, their opposition posted a total of 6/109 with the bat. The run chase started …

5 years ago

A learning community

Education. A community that values education and training, both formal and informal, across the life span. This is the vision of the Circular Head Education and Training Consultative Committee. The committee was formed in 1999 to address poor post year 10 retention rates and an identified skills shortage. It has since become a special committee …

5 years ago

Run chase cements second place

U/16s. Forest Stanley chased down an impressive total of 192 to beat Trowutta Combine at home by five wickets, re-affirming their top two position on the ladder. The home side batted first with Jaiden Crole (70) the top scorer, while Vinnie Curtain (2/33) and Damien Harvey (2/12) were the multiple wicket takers for Forest. The …

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