Archive for June, 2016

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June 30, 2016
A Call for Creative Ideas

WHEN it comes to things to do there is plenty of local sport, but Council wants to know what artistic and cultural activities the community would like. Lee Watts, councillor of the Upper Hunter Shire Council said now is the time to put forward ideas for what people would like to see in their town. […]

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June 30, 2016
Still Batting On

FOR Edan Tickle it seems nothing can take the shine off playing cricket with the Wanderers in Barbados, even an impromptu trip to the dentist following an accident in the surf. While his mum, Fiona Tickle, is in Aberdeen and understandably worried about his three loose teeth following a collision with a boogie board in […]

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June 30, 2016
Merriwa Willow Tree Road Funding

THE Merriwa to Willow Tree Road will be upgraded following the federal government committing $5.5 million, with hopes the state government will match the funding. The Road is within the Upper Hunter Shire Council and the Liverpool Plains Shire Council and both Mayors are keen for work to begin. Wayne Bedggood, mayor of the Upper […]

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June 30, 2016
Chopper Missions in May

BEFORE we launched scone.com.au we met with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter team to discuss how we could report on all of their local missions. When I worked in major hospitals the choppers flying in always caught the attention of visitors and in a small community when a chopper flies in it has another layer of […]

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June 29, 2016
Police Update: Cattle Truck Rolls

THE Scone-Bunnan Road has been reopened, after a cattle truck rolled at 9:30am approximately 20 kilometres west of Scone. The single semi-trailer was carrying 66 young cattle, many cattle were deceased at the scene, local vets were called to euthanise some animals and the Council has been called to remove the deceased cattle. An ambulance […]

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June 29, 2016
Country Minded in Scone

WHILE there have been a quite a few politicians running for the lower house seen frantically running around town at the moment, yesterday Chris Buckman took the time to visit Scone. What is unusual about Mr Buckman visiting is that he is not running for the seat of New England and competing with Joyce and […]

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June 29, 2016
Rugby League Results – Round 11

FIRST GRADE: Greta Branxton 32 defeated Denman 10 Singleton 32 defeated Scone 30 Aberdeen deferred Muswellbrook RESERVE GRADE: Scone 50 defeated Merriwa 18 Singleton 32 defeated Murrurundi 22 Aberdeen deferred Muswellbrook Greta Branxton – bye UNDER 18’s: Greta Branxton 14 defeated Merriwa 0 Scone 14 defeated Singleton 12 Muswellbrook – bye LEAGUE TAG: Scone 28 […]

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June 29, 2016
Haggis on the Menu

THE stalls at the Aberdeen Highland Games this weekend have specialised celtic and Scottish products and the food stalls are no exception, with two stalls selling Haggis, black pudding and other Scottish delicacies. Charlie Cook, president of the Aberdeen Highland Games always has a haggis in the freezer and said it is ideal for breakfast. […]

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June 29, 2016
Scone Hockey: Round 10 Rescheduled

By Zoe Cook LAST weekend saw four of our girls represent the Hunter Hockey Association at the under 15’s state championships in Taree. For a team that was formed by a mix of clubs including Scone, Nelson Bay, Oxfords, Maitland and Taree that only met an hour before the first game it was like they […]

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June 29, 2016
Veterans Golf: June 28

By Graham Turvey PLEASE note the Veteran golfers, as a trial, have changed the starting time for golf at all courses during July and August to 8.30 for a 9am start. On Tuesday, June 28 twenty-four vets played a stroke with putting event at Aberdeen. The winner was Jock O’Connor with nett 67 from Doug […]

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