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Tapeball takeover

Tapeball takeover

Though the Circular Head Cricket Association fixture is still waiting on clarification before going ahead, Circular Head’s Pakistani contingent have taken it upon themselves to get back into it early, holding impromptu tapeball tournaments on the bottom ground at the Smithton Recreation Ground. Tapeball is exactly what it sounds like - cricket, with a tennis ball, wrapped up in duct tape, and...
100 years of love and strength

100 years of love and strength

Ivy Furphy has been counting down the days until her 100th birthday and the day has finally arrived. Celebrating at Emmerton Park on Tuesday October 7, Ivy was surrounded by her loved ones as they marked the memorable occasion with a telegram from The Queen, and birthday messages from the Prime Minister and the Premier of Tasmania, among others. Ivy sat while her telegrams were read, remarking...
Surprise for Sharman

Surprise for Sharman

Lyle Sharman has collected plenty of interesting tales in his 90 years of life, including travelling all over Australia and working an incredible 18 different jobs since leaving school in 1948. Living in Stanley at the time, Lyle joined the army on October 14 that year and was transient for his next 12 years of service, but ended up spending a lot of time in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He...
Raising awareness

Raising awareness

Smithton High School’s grade seven What’s Up? class are doing whatever they can to raise awareness for their chosen causes, with groups of varying sizes picking a charity close to their hearts and finding a way to raise money or awareness for it this term. Toby Randall, Hunter Sutton-Collins, Caiden Gardner and Nathan Young chose to promote Parkinson’s Disease awareness by trying to rack up an...
Two titles for junior Saints

Two titles for junior Saints

The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints Under 14 boys have taken out the TJBL Northern Conference Division One Grand Final after defeating the Burnie Tigers in a three point thriller on September 20 in Devonport. The two teams had met three times prior to Sunday’s Grand Final with Burnie coming out on top on all three occasions, the latest being a 19 point victory in the Preliminary Final 2 weeks ago...
Out of the Shadows 

Out of the Shadows 

On Friday September 11, the Circular Head Youth Leaders will be running the second ‘Lifeline Out of the Shadows’ event from 5.30pm.  CHYL member Tianna Marshall defined the event as “...a free for all event which is dedicated to remembering those who have been lost to suicide.” Out of the Shadows is an initiative that was introduced to Circular Head by CHYL members in 2019, and is set to...

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