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Young karters show promise

Young karters show promise

Jaiden Marshall and Lucas Furphy are two shining examples of what the future of the Circular Head Kart Club holds.  With two wins from two starts for Jaiden, and Lucas consistently claiming podium places, the future is bright.  Jaiden’s father Michael said Lucas encouraged Jaiden to try his hand at the sport. “He actually had a go in [Lucas’] kart at a come and try day at Briant...
New court for   community hub

New court for  community hub

Forest Sports Centre is set to spend $240,000 in upgrades including the installation of the community’s first public toilet.  The community centre received $170,000 from the Tasmanian Community Fund to upgrade its tennis court, along with new lighting, fencing and an all abilities public toilet.  Circular Head Council has committed an additional $30,000 to support the project, along...
Strength and support

Strength and support

Cooper Horton has been a beacon of strength for his family since his diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.  It was this time last year when the fit and healthy 17-year-old’s complexion began to pale.  Noticing this, mum Jodie Wainwright worried but Cooper assured, he felt fine.  Gradually, Cooper began to notice a shortness of breath during every day activities. He now knows he...
Senior superstars

Senior superstars

Ross ‘Rossy’ Arnold and David ‘Woody’ Woodward have been to every state in Australia playing Over 60 Veterans Cricket, and while victories have been few and far between, the pair have plenty of stories to tell.  As many as 32 teams meet in one state for four days of banter, yarn spinning and cricket – each day stiffer and sorer than the last.  “Waking up is never pretty,” said...
Legen-dairy ladies

Legen-dairy ladies

We’ve all heard the stereotypes about farms and the men who work on them, but what about the women who stand by them?  For many, farm work is more than an occupation and it doesn’t take long for living on a farm to start having an impact on everything you do.  It’s easy to lose touch with your mates or to find time to get away from the property or catch up with friends. With that in...
Make a hound’s day 

Make a hound’s day 

Smithton Police’s latest recruit Constable Mark Hickey and his offsider rescue dog Diesel are on a mission.  For Diesel, the basset hound cross springer spaniel’s instinct is to follow his nose and with a whole new area to search in Circular Head, he has been busy exploring. By his side is Constable Hickey who transferred to the Smithton station two months ago. The inquisitive pup knows...

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