Planks for funding

Announcement. Britton Timbers is set to benefit from more than one million dollars of federal government funding. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley was in Smithton on Thursday to deliver the news: $1.19 million towards the $1.98 million Britton Timbers Processing Expansion Project. “It’s absolutely fantastic to be in Circular Head announcing some good news …

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Dedicated to Denis

Project. A hand-crafted rowboat almost three years in the making has been donated to Smithton Scouts in memory of a much-loved Men’s Shed member. Stanley resident Denis Backhouse first presented the plans of a sail boat to the group in 2011 with the idea of promoting water safety, sadly passing away from cancer during the …

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Garden, students flourish

Skills. From a blank square of land to a green thumb’s paradise, one local group has earned more than just a piece of paper. Sixteen students graduated from a 12-week horticulture program at the Circular Head Christian School Trade Training Centre on Tuesday, researching various aspects making up the field and learning skills to cultivate …

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Call for lolly ban

Protest. Smithton woman Lee Elford is astonished that ‘Camel Balls’ bubble gum is allowed to be stocked on local shelves. Placed among the mixed lollies at a local takeaway spot, the Spanish product shows part of an animated camel’s genitals in full view. “I don’t think I’ve ever been angrier,” Ms Elford said of her …

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Little legend. Imogen Wigg

Twelve-year-old Imogen Wigg never goes long without playing music she can dance to, much to the annoyance of her two younger sisters. “She’s always dancing, she likes to do things, she’s not one to just sit,” mum Sue-Ellen said. “Even if she’s watching something on TV, as soon as an ad comes on she’s got …

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Nathan Wayne Dillon (October 18, 1979 – November 19, 2014)

Obituary. Nathan Dillon was the first born for parents Wayne and Joanne, becoming an older brother to Vicki and Brody, and a stepfather to Jordan. Born in Smithton, Nathan was educated at Forest Primary School and Smithton High School, leaving primary school with the Tony Fletcher Award for Leadership, Study and Sport; and high school …

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Recognition no walk in the Park

Care. Smithton’s Emmerton Park has followed up last year’s national success with two individual accolades at the state equivalent this year. The organisation received Highly Commended honours in the categories of Aged Care Organisation of the Year, and Media, Marketing and Engagement at the Tasmanian Aged Care Awards in Hobart earlier this month. Emmerton Park …

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The wind-ing touch

Tennis. Blustery winds throughout Smithton Tennis Club’s Mixed Doubles Championships led to a mixed day’s play on Saturday, with two pairs emerging as grade winners. Stanley’s Judith Oswin, a name embedded several times on the winner’s board in the clubrooms, added to her winning tally with an A Grade championship alongside playing partner Bodey Dittloff. …

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New-year ambush

Recruitment. Scotchtown Football Club looks set to build on this year’s breakthrough season with a host of players returning to the club’s senior ranks in 2015. Nick Ling and Nick Littlejohn arrive after stints with Irishtown, while Trowutta-City’s Zac Grey and brothers Kyle and Kade Fraser are also welcomed back into the fold; Grey taking …

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Bonus blowouts

CHCA. Both A Grade matches resulted in the maximum six points at the weekend, as the competition’s top-two sides asserted their authority with bat and ball. Irishtown continues to search for their first win of the campaign, bowled out for 127 at home by Forest-Stanley and conceding the runs in the 23rd over, finishing with …

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