Home side rattled

Colts. The Circular Head Cowbiz Colts suffered a major loss at the hands of ladder leaders Burnie Hurricanes on Sunday at Smithton. Batting first, the home side struggled to get going throughout the innings, with only Pierce Watling (34) and Mitchell Heald (20no) reaching double figures. Coach Glen McLaren told the team that “self belief …

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Fast finishes before finals

CHCA U/16s. Top team Marrawah has earned a spot straight through to the grand final after defeating Irishtown by just 18 runs, while next week’s semi-final will see a replay between Forest Stanley and Trowutta Combine after the former notched up a tight one-wicket win in the last home and away round. Marrawah batted first …

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Alan John “Cats” Futcher (December 15, 1953 – January 27, 2014)

OBITUARY Like many other Circular Head identities, Alan Futcher was best known by his nickname, so much so that a letter addressed to ‘Cats, Smithton’ found its way to the family’s letterbox, despite being mailed without a surname, postcode or street address. A son of Frank and Inez Futcher, and a brother too Leanne and …

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Characters of hope

Inspiration. Sisters-in-law Sam Walters and Yvette Broomhall have more in common than your average in-laws. They have both experienced the “horrifying” ordeal that is breast cancer, and have come together to form the new Relay for Life team, Characters of Hope. This is Sam’s third relay, but since her diagnosis three years ago and Yvette’s …

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Fleet comes up first

Award. Smithton-based business Carson Transport has taken out the category of ‘Best Fleet’ at the 2014 Tasmanian Truck Show in Carrick on the weekend, after entering into the event for the first time. The annual meeting attracted over 90 trucks to the Quercus Rural Youth Park for an impressive display of various makes and models, …

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Education dedication

Achievement. To say the last few months have been hectic for 19-year-old Kaylah Walters would be an understatement. Not only has she travelled across the state for her schooling achievements, but  preparing for a transition to university life in Launceston has also been on the agenda as she begins her Health/Science bachelor at the University …

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Crusaders unite

Community. The Crowe Horwath Crusaders have been involved in the Circular Head Relay for Life from the very beginning, first entering as the WHK Wanderers prior to a company name change. Their dedication to the cause is something that hasn’t changed however, going to various efforts again this year to raise funds for their team …

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Promising signs for Saints

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints suffered modest losses for both sides at home against Wynyard, with the women going down by 10 points and the men defeated by 14 on Friday night in front of a packed crowd. The Saints’ women were competitive but seemed to be always one step behind the travelling Wildcats, …

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Shopping muster

Retail. Smithton businesses open on Saturday are hoping for a real buzz about town as the Devil Country Muster kicks off. And thanks to the Circular Head Chronicle’s latest promotion, one lucky shopper will win just for spending in local stores on the morning of the music festival. The promotion is a chance to showcase …

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Western Explorer works

Roads. The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources is progressing the reconstruction of the section of the Western Explorer Road affected by a landslip last year. The design strategy includes lowering the road to reduce the risk of future landslip and rebuilding the road up gradually in layers. DIER has stated it is committed to …

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