Archive for October, 2016

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October 31, 2016
Scone Golf: Oct 27 and 29

By Lyn Banks IT was an ideal day for golf at Scone on Thursday for the ladies Medal of Medals playoff. Narelle Rutter blitzed the field with a fantastic 66 nett to win the playoff and also the Melanie’s Jewellers daily prize. Runner up in both was Lyn Banks who had 71 nett. Balls went […]

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October 31, 2016
Mebourne Cup Celebrations

THERE are plenty of places in Scone to enjoy the Melbourne Cup tomorrow, from the Cottage which is incorporating a fundraiser for the hospital to the Willow Tree Hotel which will have free sausages there is something for everyone. The Scone Bowling Club will be holding a Calcutta tonight, see below for all the details. […]

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October 31, 2016
Upper Hunter Cricket – Round 4

Results: Warriors 4 / 204 defeated  Rouchel 8 / 197 Belltrees  7 / 179 def  Belmore hotel Bulls 1 – 150 Bunnan 9 / 167 def Belmore Hotel Bulls 2 – 62 Aberdeen A  74 def  Murrurundi  64 Aberdeen B 7 / 141 def Merriwa 138 Details: Warriors 4 / 204 off ? overs No […]

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October 31, 2016
A Lifetime of Fighting Fires

KEITH Leven will turn 80 in a few weeks and since the age of 14 he has fought fires in the Cassilis area. He had just left school and the crew needed more men, so he went with dad to his first fire. Keith began in Munmurra, which became part of the Mudgee area, then […]

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October 31, 2016
Serving Cassilis for 90 Years

THE Cassilis Rural Bush Fire Service celebrated serving the community for 90 years this weekend, with NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons congratulating the local crew. Commissioner Fitzsimmons presented several awards including one long service medal to Rodney Bibby who has served for 29 years and two life memberships to Peter Gallagher and Keith […]

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October 30, 2016
Murrurundi Remembers the Light Horse

THE 99th celebration of Beersheba Day in Murrurundi yesterday defied the weatherman and turned out a sunny day for the village. Murrurundi Public School pupil Mitchell Brown delivered the prayer for the Nation and Jack Teague from Blandford, the Prayer for the Queen. The master of ceremonies was Mayor Wayne Bedggood and honorary guest for […]

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October 29, 2016
Opening of Antique Fair

THE inaugural Scone High School antique and collectables fair opened last night with guests treated to local wines, food prepared by the hospitality students and first option on a range of antiques from 14 dealers. Gallery below. Former student Dr Lauren Goodde was the guest speaker at the event and spoke of the importance of […]

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October 29, 2016
The Greats of Yesteryear

By Harley Walden OVER the years our great racehorses have brought racecourse crowds to their feet with their outstanding on course feats. Today we will look at some of those greats of the past were they came from and what they achieved. Flight became one of the most popular race mares in Sydney, with a […]

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October 28, 2016
Gate Closes on Drayton

TODAY approximately 50 employees closed the gate at Drayton for the last time. The existing mine closed following the Planning Assessment Commission rejecting Anglo America’s application for the mine extension Drayton South. There were more than 500 people employed at the mine most of whom lived throughout the Upper Hunter. Employees were gradually made redundant […]

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October 28, 2016
Bandana to the Rescue

THINGS didn’t look promising for a dog found running across the New England Highway this morning, but thanks to some kind-hearted people and today being bandana day the dog was saved. A lady with a pram managed to catch the canine and Justine Hartmann then coaxed it to the Council offices where Linda in MacGyver […]

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