A family tradition

Fun. Preparations for next weekend’s Circular Head Show are well underway as schools and community members get crafty ahead of the annual event. Stanley Primary School recently enlisted the help of great-grandparents, John and Margaret Walters, to show pupils how to make a kite. They then helped cover them for students to decorate in time …

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Fifty years strong

Milestone. Emmerton Park is celebrating 50 years next month, and the community is invited along to reflect on the journey. From humble beginnings in 1966, as a small organisation to look after Circular Head’s elderly, Emmerton Park has grown to become one of the most successful community based organisations in Tasmania. It was 1964 when …

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Shred safe, kids!

Skate. There’s cool, and then there’s shredding safe. The latest collaboration between Smithton Police and Rural Health, ‘Shred Safe’, aims to promote positive behaviours and rewards those who demonstrate the right attitudes. The campaign was launched in September this year in response to reports of antisocial behaviour and vandalism. Smithton Police has also increased presence …

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The wonderful world of science

Education. Circular Head Christian School student and science lover Kurtis Maher will travel to Canberra early next year for the National Youth Science Forum. The 17-year-old is one of nine Tasmanian students selected to attend the conference which takes place between January 16 and 28. The forum aims to engage and nurture youth in science …

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Acton aces Demons

BCL. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons were defeated by Acton in round five of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday. Meanwhile Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars savoured a bye after Ridgley Cricket Club pulled out of the competition at the beginning of the season. Nic Bellinger (9) and Tyler Kadow (20) opened Forest Stanley’s …

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Colts U/17s defeat Devonport

CNW. Circular Head Cowbiz Colts Under 17s captain Isaac Perry secured the victory for his side during a Twenty20 match against the Devonport Orions in Sheffield on Sunday. The Colts struggled to create consistent batting on the turf with Perry (40) and Logan Smith (10) the only batsmen to reach double figures, while four batsmen …

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Close clashes

CHCA. TC Blues One, Marrawah Two and Irishtown each claimed victories in the Circular Head Cricket Association’s third round on Saturday. TC Blues One and Marrawah One took to the pitch in Smithton. Batting first, Marrawah was in a good position at 1/91 after 20 overs with some excellent batting from Liam McLaren (49) and …

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Colour of change

Charity. Smithton High School is gathering unused and discarded stationery supplies to donate to schools in third world countries. Pencils Community is a not-for-profit organisation which supports education through the redistribution of stationery to less advantaged villages in third world countries and Indigenous communities in outback Australia. One of Smithton High School’s year eight classes …

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TRY and succeed 

Motivation. High fives, words of encouragement and a sense of achievement reverberated throughout Stanley on Saturday as participants took part in the second annual Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run. The event welcomed approximately 140 women of varying fitness backgrounds and strengths to partake in either the ‘TRY’ – a 200 metre swim, six kilometre ride …

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Future of event in jeopardy: GM

Mess. Circular Head Council general manager Tony Smart has expressed his disappointment following the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Smithton on Friday night. The event has been overshadowed by complaints of the irresponsible use of ‘Silly String’. “We’re extremely disappointed in the outcome of the event,” Mr Smart said on Tuesday. “It totally spoiled …

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