Archive for February, 2017

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February 28, 2017
Veteran’s Golf: Feb 28.

By Graham Turvey For the first time in history the 27 Vets present played a stroke and putting game, along with the Captain’s team v the President’s team event, at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, February 28. The winners were the Captain’s team with a total of 956 strokes as opposed to the President’s team’s […]

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February 28, 2017
Accident in Murrurundi

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has landed at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone to retrieve a patient who is being transported by road ambulance from Murrurundi. The patient was in a truck which left the road on the New England Highway south of Murrurundi. The helicopter was returning to Tamworth from the John Hunter, when […]

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February 28, 2017
Young Leaders Return

“THERE is not one of these kids you wouldn’t claim, they are just amazing in every way,” said Pauline Carrigan, founder of the Where There’s A Will Foundation. Mrs Carrigan said the Upper Hunter should be really proud of the 18 young people who represented local schools at the  National Student Leadership Summit in Adelaide […]

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February 28, 2017
Scone Golf: Feb 22 – 27

By Lyn Banks On Saturday, February 25 the Scone golfers played an 18 Hole Stableford for Simon Groom’s Trophy. The morning players had the better of the conditions as the wind got up strongly in the afternoon. The winner was Mark Hayes who had 37 points. The runner up was Geoff Barton on 36 points, […]

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February 27, 2017
Police Update: February 27

P-Plater Blows Over LAST Thursday at 2pm, a 31 year old female from Killarney Vale was driving a blue Holden Commodore station wagon, north on the New England Highway, Scone. Police stopped the driver for a random breath test and allege she returned a reading of 0.019 grams of alcohol per 210 litres of breath. […]

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February 27, 2017
Plans to Go Back

YESTERDAY more than 150 volunteers delivered 200 tonnes of hay and $100,000 of fencing supplies to the villages of Uarbry and Leadville and many now want to return to finish what they started. Brad Smith, one of the organisers of the convoy of goods from Scone said while their charity drive was a huge success […]

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February 27, 2017
Scone Man Guilty of Indecent Acts

GREG Brown a 59 year old Scone resident appeared in custody in Maitland local court on Wednesday facing a charge of willful and obscene exposure in or near a public place/school and one count of commit an act of indecency with a person under 16 years. The first charge was withdrawn by the prosecution and […]

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February 27, 2017
Beef Trending on the Plate

THE impact of the dining boom on Australian agriculture and global agricultural trends will be discussed in Scone on Wednesday when Tobin Gorey, director of agri strategy for the Commonwealth Bank presents a beef marketing update. Hunter Local Land Services is hosting the update at the Scone RSL and other topics will include a livestock […]

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February 27, 2017
Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 18

By Russel Sakey Results: Rouchel  defeated  Murrurundi by default Merriwa  defeated  Belmore Bulls B by default Aberdeen B 5 / 211  defeated Belltrees 175 Warriors 154  defeated Aberdeen A  8 / 147 Bunnan 9 / 160 defeated Belmore Bulls A  127 Details: Rouchel won  when Murrurundi  defaulted. Merriwa  won when Belmore Hotel Bulls B defaulted. […]

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February 27, 2017
Aftermath of Sir Ivan

THE dust is settling on the Sir Ivan fire ground and people are taking stock of losses and lessons. All of the community is invited to a briefing on the recovery efforts to date and take the opportunity to ask questions. There will be updates from organisations involved in the recovery including the Rural Fire […]

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