A pinch of mischief

Reflection. Known and loved for her teacake and scones, Dianne Reeman’s recipes will be cherished by her Smithton District Hospital colleagues as she enters her retirement this week. Dianne started working at the region’s only hospital 40 years ago, on July 29, 1976. Prior to this she had worked for six years in the kitchen …

2 years ago

Scholarships open

Apply. Tertiary students may be eligible for financial assistance towards their study in the new year, in the form of two scholarships offered locally. The $5000 Mayor’s Education Fund Bursary is awarded annually to an applicant who is able to demonstrate that they would find it difficult to access further education without the funding support. …

2 years ago

MG milk

Update. Murray Goulburn Co-Operative (MG) has announced the suspension of its Milk Supply Support Package (MSSP) following a revision of the 2016/17 financial year forecast. The MSSP, a three-year loan scheme, was introduced following a dramatic drop in the farmgate milk price during the last financial year. The suspension began on October 1, 2016 and …

2 years ago
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Two Trains, one community project

Premiere. A documentary showing the many faces of addiction and made entirely by young people from Circular Head is to be premiered next week. Led by Rural Health Tasmania, the Two Trains project was funded by a $10,000 ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grant won by Circular Head Council in 2014. “The documentary follows our crew …

2 years ago

Rock on, Rodney!

Fundraiser. Rotary Club of Smithton has rounded up a big name in entertainment to raise funds for the district’s new swimming pool. Presenting Rodney Vincent at Tall Timbers Tasmania early next month, the show is set to be a fun night for those who love to rock ’n’ roll, and for those who love to …

2 years ago

Vets tournament time

Competition. The Stanley Veterans Golf Group will welcome a full field for its annual WT House Betta Home Living tournament next Thursday (October 27). Teeing off from 8am, 96 members of the Northern Tasmanian Veterans Golfers Association will take part in the annual event, open to golfers over the age of 55. With handicaps ranging …

2 years ago

Master of motorsport

Event. Seventy-two years old and Lance “Spike” Jones is a natural behind the steering wheel. The Smithton racing legend has come away with a placing at the 2016 Baskerville Historics event held from September 30 to October 2. Driving his trusty 1970s model BMW 2002 TI, Spike finished outright third in the event – “a …

2 years ago
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Saints thrash Blues 

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men have secured fourth place on the ladder after a win against the Penguin Blues during the North West Basketball Union’s Under 22 game on Tuesday. A hard-fought game in Smithton against the Burnie Tigers on Friday resulted in a round 10 loss for the Saints, but a confidence …

2 years ago

Smithton’s Summer Sevens

Join. The Smithton Hockey Club will host a ‘Summer Sevens’ roster throughout the off-season beginning next Monday (October 31). Half-field games with modified rules will be played Monday nights from 6pm at the Smithton Hockey Complex, where two separate games will be played on the turf at the one time. There will be a Junior …

2 years ago

Demons’ super century

BCL. Both the Smithton Stars and Forest Stanley cricket clubs claimed victories in their debuts in the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday. Round one of the A Grade competition saw the Johnston Gourmet Meats Smithton Stars triumph over Acton while the Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons secured the points against Riana. Visitors to the Acton …

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