Archive for July, 2016

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July 31, 2016
Great Night for Small Club

ORGANISERS of the Scone Junior Thoroughbreds’ fundraiser last night said the support of local businesses and the generosity of more than 100 people who attended will help keep the Club affordable for local children who want to play rugby league. “Local businesses were really generous at a time when many of them are finding it […]

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July 30, 2016
Spring Fever is Coming

By Harley Walden SPRING, it’s that magical time of the year that the landscape breaks into new life, the native flowers in the bush the blossoms in the garden. It is when the young at heart of all ages feel part of life and that time of year that us oldies start to discard those […]

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July 29, 2016
What’s On This Weekend: July 30 – 31

SATURDAY Home Games for the Brumbies rugby union against Barraba: 1:45pm: 2nd grade kick off; 3:15pm: 1st grade kick off.   Scone Junior Rugby League “Night Out”: What: Fundraising night for Scone junior rugby league: finger food, champagne on arrival, raffles, silent auction and entertainment by Chloe Hall and Jason Ray. The courtesy bus is […]

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July 29, 2016
Precautions During Show Season

DURING show season horse, cattle, ducks, pigs, sheep and even the odd ostrich are moved around the region to showgrounds. Dr Jane Bennett, district veterinarian for Hunter Local Land Services reminds all livestock owners to ensure their property identification codes are up to date. The codes are in place to help protect the regions $1.2 […]

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July 29, 2016
Aberdeen Library Usage

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council is assessing the use of the five libraries across the Shire including the hours of operation. The Aberdeen library is currently open for two hours on Monday to Thursday and most of the day on Friday, but in a recent Council survey 36 percent of Aberdeen library users said they […]

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July 28, 2016
Lack of Control with Dog Control

ON Saturday a five year old boy was bitten on his face by a dog, while playing in Elizabeth Park. While the owner was apologetic to the father of the child, the dog had bitten a man on the arm just minutes before. James Earl, father of five year old Thomas said the dog was […]

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July 28, 2016
Rhonda’s Send Off

THE funeral for Rhonda Turner will be held at St Luke’s Anglican Church on Friday, at 3pm. The family request instead of flowers, people make a donation to support brain cancer research: Everyday Hero. All money raised will be donated to the Mark Hughes Foundation in Newcastle. Rhonda’s neurosurgeon, Dr John Christie, undertakes research for […]

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July 28, 2016
Funeral for Wayne Saunders

WELL known Sconeite Wayne Saunders passed away on Monday morning from prostate cancer. Wayne owned and operated the successful car dealership, Saunders Mazda in Scone, which he began working in when he was 15 years of age. He initially worked with his father Alister and later worked with his son Darren, who continued to run […]

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July 27, 2016
Scone Hockey: Round 13 Results

By Zoe Taylor There will be no women’s hockey this weekend due to Masters being played. We have three teams going away this year 35’s, 40’s and 50’s teams. Good luck this weekend ladies. Juniors and men’s will still go ahead this weekend, the draw is below. Save the Date: Saturday, August 27 has been […]

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July 27, 2016
Christmas in July at St Mary’s

ST Mary’s parents and friends association is holding a Christmas in July market tomorrow night at the school hall in Waverley Street, Scone between 5pm and 9pm. Amanda Gaffney-Ray one of the parents organising the event said people could drop in at any stage to enjoy some food and do some shopping. “Some people may […]

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