Archive for November, 2016

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November 30, 2016
Care Comes Full Circle

STRATHEARN Aged Care will become part of HammondCare on December 8. Approximately ten weeks ago the board of Strathearn actively sought to become part of a larger organisation to help their local services grow. The new development reflects a full circle relationship, whereby the Dangar family who were the owners of the racehorse Peter Pan […]

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November 30, 2016
Hail Predictions Still Hit and Miss

SCONE had hail this afternoon during a downpour and the Bureau of Meteorology confirmed there may be more before the end of the day. Stephen from the Bureau of Meterology said storms are expected to last until sunset, but less than 10 mils of rain is expected. “Generally over the years we’ve got better t […]

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November 30, 2016
Top of the Christmas List

UNFORTUNATELY cancer patients can’t take a break from treatment during Christmas and hospital staff also preparing for an increase in trauma patients from accidents our roads, so the Australian Red Cross Blood Service is asking donors to make the time to donate and help lessen the burden of the busiest time of year. Jemma Falkenmire, […]

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November 30, 2016
Veteran’s Golf: Nov 29

By Graham Turvey It’s a pleasure to play golf at Murrurundi. Not only is the course picturesque, it’s quite a few degrees cooler up on the mountain. The 19 players who played on Tuesday, November 29 remembered Rich Cooper following the spreading of his ashes on the 8th tee at the entrance to Paradise Park […]

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November 30, 2016
Police Specialist Trains Local Teachers

WHEN the Victorian police are called out for an emergency response involving someone with a mental health issue, Geoffrey Ahern goes with them. Geoffrey is a clinical nurse specialist in mental health and loves his job because he can make a difference to people with mental health issues in emergency situations. He is also inspired […]

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November 29, 2016
Scone Stock Report: Nov 29

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE was 1172 cattle penned in a market that was cheaper across the board, again due to the drying conditions. A good number of export cattle were penned with cows being three to five cents cheaper but still selling well. A good penning of bullocks were five to ten cents cheaper but […]

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November 29, 2016
Santa in Town Next Week

SANTA will be in Scone next week and available for photo opportunities. Lee Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre said she was excited Santa had agreed to make time again this year for local children. “Santa well understands the time pressures around Christmas for families, so instead of families having to travel out […]

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November 29, 2016
Boating Brush Up

BOATERS are being reminded to brush up on recent changes to safety regulations as Operation Boatsafe is underway until December 4. Roads and Maritime Services Boating Safety Officers and NSW Police Officers will join forces to randomly stop boaters to check for compliance and promote safe boating behaviour. Michael Drake, acting maritime director for Roads […]

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November 29, 2016
Community Rallies to Protect Children

MORE than 500 people packed the hall of Scone High School last night to hear from some of Australia’s leading experts on how the Upper Hunter community can prevent their children from becoming part of the alarming statistics of suicide. Professor Toni Noble said in the last two years suicide rates have increased by 20 […]

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November 28, 2016
Scone Golf Report: Nov 23, 24 and 26

By Lyn Banks Ann Cameron wins knockout On an ideal morning for golf twelve ladies headed out for the start of the summer competition at Scone on Thursday November 24. The final of the Peter and Marg Marshall singles handicap match play knockout was played also with Ann Cameron proving too good on the day […]

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