Archive for January, 2016

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January 31, 2016
Word Goes To…

THIS week’s Word on the Street goes to…well we can’t say, but they will be given $50 for the story lead they gave us on the job cuts at the local meat works. The employee was not only concerned about the number of local people who were being sacked but also the many workmates who […]

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January 31, 2016
Sconeite Snippet – Betty Pinkerton

BETTY Pinkerton decided to enrol in University when she was 61 to study archaeology and now in her 88th year she is still passionate about unearthing local stories from the past. As an active member of the Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society for almost 30 years, Betty has contributed an enormous amount to preserving […]

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January 30, 2016
Call For Deserving Locals

SCONE and the Upper Hunter is blessed to have an array of passionate equine enthusiasts from world class dressage competitors to people who drove stock to camp drafts and help at pony club. The Scone Horse Festival Committee has called for nominations for the 2016 Horse Festival VIP. President of the Committee, Lee Watts, said […]

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January 29, 2016
Cassilis Kinder 2016

THERE is only one Kinder student starting school at Cassilis Public School this year, Gordie Anderson, so he gets his own page in our news. Gordie is if five, likes fishing and playing games. His favourite game is the classic “I Spy”. Blue is Gordie’s favourite colour, his favourite food is chocolate cake and when […]

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January 29, 2016
Aberdeen Kinder 2016

SCHOOL has begun for 26 children at Aberdeen Public School. It is only their second day, but their first report is that they are settling in beautifully. According to the smallest students, the best thing about big school is playing, specifically playing cricket on the top oval. The scariest things about school are eating dinner […]

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January 29, 2016
RMS Has A Need For Speed

LAST night local business owners gathered with Council to discuss concerns with the Roads and Maritime Services bypass designs. The main issues identified with the plan were underpinned by the RMS’s priority to have traffic on the bypass travel at 100 kilometres an hour. The RMS’s speed imperative prevents a range of design options, most […]

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January 28, 2016
Disappointment and Silver Linings

THE news of 158 people being laid off at the meat works has been a blow to the local community. JBS is the largest employer in Scone and impacts are expected across the local economy. Council has expressed their concerns for the workers and the community, while the response from some local business owners is […]

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January 28, 2016
Bad Policy, No Bones About It

MARK “Bones” Curtis is a fiercely independent bloke who has run up against a public transport policy that is making living with a disability more difficult. The train service has a policy that people with disabilities must travel in carriage D or F, depending on the train service, where they have designated areas for wheelchairs. […]

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January 28, 2016
Smart Design Around Bypass

THE mood was positive at last night’s meeting at the Scone Sporties to discuss the designs of the Scone golf course. More than 40 people attended the meeting to learn what their golf course would be like after the bypass. World renowned golf course architect Harley Kruse and Hugh Leicester director of Shape On It […]

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January 27, 2016
Vets Golf Australia Day

TWENTY-EIGHT Vets celebrated Australia Day with a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen. The course is in tip-top condition for us each month thanks to the work of Doug Dowell and his helpers like Peter Daunton. The winner with 61 nett was Bob Thorley. Second was Rod Auld 62, third Carey Wallace 63 and 4th […]

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