Archive for January, 2017

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January 31, 2017
Scone Stock Report: Jan 31

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE was a yarding of 1,519 cattle this week, which was an increase of 250 on last week and that’s mainly due to hot and dry conditions. There were a couple of hundred for export, bull prices were firm and the cow market was firm to maybe a couple of cents easier […]

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January 31, 2017
Veteran’s Golf: Jan 31

By Graham Turvey The Upper Hunter Vets congratulate Phil Ledgerwood on his Australia Day Sports Award from last Thursday. We recognise Phil as a valued member and thank him for his fine contribution to the running of our association and of the Murrurundi Golf Club. Fifteen Vets played a stableford event on Tuesday, January 31 […]

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January 31, 2017
Scone Golf Report Jan 25 – 29

By Lyn Banks IT was a very hot day for golf at Scone on Saturday, January 28. A good field contested the Kevin Bailey Building Trophy with the winner being decided on a countback. Justin Smart had 43 points in the stableford competition and edged out David Druce who had the same score. Third prize […]

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January 31, 2017
Vale Judith Jane Flaherty

THE funeral of Judith Jane Flaherty (nee Stafford) will be held tomorrow at 2pm at St Luke’s Anglican Church in Scone and the wake will be held afterwards at the Scone RSL Club. Judy was one of the last original family settlers from Segenhoe and died on Friday at Strathearn Village, Scone. Judith was born […]

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January 31, 2017
Police Call for Witnesses

POLICE are calling for anyone who witnessed the head-on collision yesterday at approximately 2:30pm on the New England highway, 500 metres south of Aberdeen to come forward. Police media have confirmed they also want any information of events that may have lead up to the collision and were interested an eyewitness account of another motorist […]

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January 31, 2017
Cricket Gala Results

By Russell Sakey ELEVEN teams took part in a fun day of very hot cricket. “A” Grade – Scone Sport Store defeated Merriwa by  1 run. “B” Grade _ Belltrees defeated the Heat. Awards Batting:             Most runs: W Gell 76, B McCosker 75 and M Soper 75.             Most 6’s: M Soper 4 and […]

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January 30, 2017
Medical Retrieval from Scone

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has just left the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone, doing a medical transfer of a 70 year old male to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

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January 30, 2017
Television Transmitter Down

THE power to a television transmitter is down leaving households throughout the Upper Hunter with nothing to watch on the box. Prime Television in Newcastle has advised the transmission may be disrupted for another 2.5 hours. Update: At approximately 7:30pm signal was restored.

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January 30, 2017
Woman Killed In Collision

A woman has died on scene at the collision which occurred at approximately 2:30pm today, 500 metres south of Aberdeen on the New England Highway. The two drivers, a man in his 30’s has sustained head injuries and a 54 year old male, who sustained multiple injuries in the collision are being taken by the […]

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January 30, 2017
Accident near Aberdeen

AT approximately 2:30pm police, fire and ambulance were called to a collision involving at least two vehicles on the New England Highway, approximately 500 metres south of Aberdeen, near Day’s Concreting. Local ambulance are assessing three patients and initial reports are one vehicle had caught alight which has created a small grass fire. More details […]

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