Archive for August, 2016

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August 31, 2016
Hold Down Your Seats

THE Council is warning residents to hold down their toilet seats as testing begins today on an aged sewerage system. During the next two months approximately 1.6 kilometres of sewer mains and associated house connections across the Shire will be cleaned, repaired and relined. The sections of mains were identified as problematic following inspections with […]

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August 31, 2016
Chance to Meet New Candidates

OF the 13 candidates running in the Upper Hunter Shire Council elections seven are new to local politics and the Scone Chamber of Commerce and Industry encourages people to attend a candidate forum tonight to get to know all of the candidates. Ben Wyndham, president of the Chamber said it was a great opportunity to […]

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August 31, 2016
Will Brings Batyr to Town

“Losing Will was such a tragedy but I think what is happening now will save lives, we are turning things around,” said Gabie Madden. Gabie is the cousin of Will Carrigan who took his life last Christmas and she was also one of the first students in the Upper Hunter to benefit from Batyr visiting […]

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August 30, 2016
Scone Stock Report: August 30

By Stuart Sheldrake There was 1034 cattle yarded in a yarding that saw very few export cattle with the majority of penning being fat cattle and plain and lightweight waeaners feeling the effects of winter. The cow market was fully firm on last weeks quotes. There was a sprinkling of heavy steers weighing over 500 […]

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August 30, 2016
Veteran’s Golf: August 30

By Graham Turvey PHIL Ledgerwood won the day with 37 stableford points at Murrurundi Golf Club on Tuesday, August 30 when 17 Vets visited this delightful course that is so well maintained by all the local volunteers. Second was Tony Lettice 32 on a count-back from Captain Max Holz third. In the ball comp balls […]

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August 30, 2016
Scone Hockey: Finals Results

By Zoe Cook THANK YOU to all that attended and supported our annual fundraiser and senior presentation; we hope you all had a great time. Raffle prize winners were: Rachel Murdoch (Fishing Kayak), Ian Campbell (Chainsaw), Karen Jackson (NSW Jersey), Simone Waters (Brumbies Jersey), Tash Cox (Berry & French Pamper Pack), Chris Sowter ($100 Voucher […]

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August 30, 2016
Disease Free Flock Workshop

INTESTINAL worms are the number one health problem for sheep and goats in Australia with production losses of $4 to $10 per sheep, stock deaths and parasite drug resistance is increasing. To help local farmers combat the deadly parasites Stephen Love, state worm control coordinator and parasitologist from NSW Department of Primary Industries will present […]

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August 30, 2016
Scone Golf: Aug 25 – 27

By Lyn Banks AT Scone Golf Course on Saturday, August 27 an 18 Hole Individual and 2B Stableford was played for the A. E. Shaddock Memorial Day. Noel Kelly and Charlie Manning were the trophy donors and the recipients were Glen Tarrant and Mick Alsleben who had a very good 44 points in heavy conditions. […]

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August 30, 2016
The Most Horrific 30 Hours

“I got that call at 9 o’clock on the Sunday night that they found those two boys alive and I was asked if I could blast a tunnel towards two human beings without killing them and if I could do it how close could I get before I would kill them,” said Darren Flanagan, explosive […]

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August 29, 2016
Track Repaired and Reopened

THE main north-west rail line has reopened following a derailment yesterday north of Muswellbrook at Koolbury. The line reopened at 4:55 this afternoon, following investigations, railing of the derailed wagons, removal of the train and some track and signalling repairs. Related Story: Train Derailed North of Muswellbrook

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