Mrs Mayor?

Role. Councillor Betty Kay has entered into the running for mayor at the upcoming Local Government Elections; only the second female in Circular Head to do so. Cr Kay joins Deputy Mayor John Oldaker in the race to unseat Mayor Daryl Quilliam at the October elections; the first time the mayor has had competition since …

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Rising through the ranks

AFL. In less than two weeks, Smithton’s Josh Enniss will be preparing to umpire on the hallowed turf of football’s biggest stage. The 24-year-old has been selected as a boundary umpire for an AFL Grand Final curtain-raiser at the MCG; a match between the latest intake of 17-year-olds into the AFL Academy and a combined …

4 years ago

The meal deal

Care. A knock on the door, a friendly face and prompt service is all it takes to deliver Meals on Wheels. Prepared and packaged primarily in the kitchens of Smithton District Hospital since 1969, the program delivers a variety of courses five days a week to customers across Circular Head who may need assistance in …

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Jump into Joeys

Skills. For the first time in its 100-year history, Smithton Scouts are looking to form a new group tailored to children aged between six and eight. The Joeys section encourages young boys and girls to socialise and develop skills with one another through various activities; the one-hour ‘mob’ meetings generally following a certain theme. With …

4 years ago

Out of hibernation

[Advertising feature] Season. As the weather slowly warms up, spring becomes one of the best times of the year to plant and prepare the gardens and yards. From long-term maintenance of lawns and flowerbeds, to those tricky one-time projects that are forgotten over the winter months, it’s likely you’ll find the products and services you’re …

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Delayed opening to season

CHCA. No major changes are scheduled as the 2014/15 cricket season approaches, but league president Marty Hardy says teams will benefit from a slightly later start. While last year’s season began in mid-October, pre-season fixtures will be pushed back two weeks to start in the first weekend of November this year, with the usual Twenty20 …

4 years ago

Fine line in NW showdown

Hockey. Neither side was able to produce the telling goal in a thrilling 3-3 draw for the Div 2 North West championship on Sunday. Reigning Circular Head Div 2 Women premiers, Robins, hosted Burnie Baptist – Coastal Div 2 Women premiers – at Smithton in the annual event to determine the best in the region. …

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Open Day for young and old

Bowls. Lawn bowls kicks off in Smithton this weekend, with an event welcoming new and regular players to a relaxed day on the greens. The annual Open Day brings the bowling community together for the start of a new season, with Mayor Daryl Quilliam rolling the first ball of the day followed by a practice session …

4 years ago

Cross country champs

Athletics. Local athletes Emma Jago and Charli Kay tested their long-distance stamina against some of the best athletes from across the country late last month. The pair travelled to Albany, Western Australia to comepete at the 2014 Australian Cross Country Championships, included in a squad of 30 school students representing Tasmania. Fifteen-year-old Emma – competing …

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Lighting the way

Mission. Circular Head Christian School staff and students are nearing the end of a unique fundraising drive, generating an “overwhelming” response for an international cause. Through the creation and sale of scented candles, almost $1000 has been raised for the Baan Op Un (House of Warmth) foster home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with grade seven …

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