Wednesday June 19, 2019
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Six secures premiership

Six secures premiership

The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are the reigning Burnie Cricket League Twenty20 premiers.  The team defeated Acton and Yolla by forfeit in round one of the competition before the weather forced an abandoned match against Stowport in round two, along with a 35-run victory against Natone.  Finishing rounds one and two in second spot on the ladder, the Demons gained a place in...
Long lasting support

Long lasting support

Jantze Fahey has community in mind, always. The Smithton resident was last month awarded a Life Membership to the Emmerton Park Auxiliary.  Recognised for more than 15 years of dedication to the organisation, Mrs Fahey followed in her mother Jean Fenton’s footsteps. “In the early days of the Wybia, Mum was one of many volunteers who would go in on a Saturday and Sunday to cook meals to...
Travelling donations

Travelling donations

The kind hearts of Circular Head have raised more than $7000 for Cancer Council Tasmania.  Smithton residents Tyrone Morrison and Betty Kay recently held separate fundraisers to support the local Transport to Treatment service.  What started out as banter between Tyrone and wife Amy spiralled into a fundraising quest with friends last week. When the Circular Head Giant’s locks...
Club’s support 

Club’s support 

A cause close to the hearts of many players, Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club has donated $1500 to the Leukaemia Foundation.  It was February last year, Noel and Pauline Grey had recently returned from attending the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Test when Pauline received the news she had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow.  Pauline began six rounds of...
Life skills on the menu

Life skills on the menu

Soon Seven Up Youth Centre will be cooking up a storm.  A place for youth to learn fundamental life skills and put this know-how to the test, the local youth centre has received a grant from Telstra through Vita Foundation to revamp its kitchen.  Former youth centre coordinator Adam Wilson, now at Telstra in Burnie, was in Smithton last week to present the cheque.  Adam came...
You’ve got a friend in me 

You’ve got a friend in me 

Friendship is intergenerational as Emmerton Park’s latest program is showing.  A new program at the aged care home emphasises social interaction and connection between young and old.  Organiser Brianna Hite says the idea sparked when someone close to her heart stopped by to visit her at work one day.  “My nephew came in one day,” she says, and stole the show.  “The...

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