Archive for March, 2017

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March 31, 2017
What’s On This Weekend: Mar 31 – Apr 2

FRIDAY Scone Films presents A United Kingdom What: A film starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, a university student and the future King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their […]

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March 31, 2017
Liverpool Rail Crossing Closure

THE Liverpool Street rail crossing in Scone will be closed on Wednesday, April 5 from 9:30am until 3pm for track work. Other local rail crossing closures include Rouchel Road in Aberdeen on Tuesday, April 4 from 9am until 6pm and Polding Street, Murrurundi from 5pm on Wednesday, April 5 until 9am on Thursday, April 6. […]

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March 30, 2017
Jets Bound for Merriwa

NEXT week residents of Merriwa, Cassilis and Sandy Hollow can expect low flying F/A-18A aircraft from Williamtown as part of Exercise Havoc Strike by the Royal Australian Air Force. The exercise will be conducted for two weeks, on weekdays and night flying will finish at 10pm. Air Commodore Steve Roberton said the exercise is designed […]

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March 30, 2017
Editorial: Balance Not Just Blame

YESTERDAY my grandfather who is a 95 year old resident at Strathearn Aged Care fell off his scooter while he was down the street and was taken by ambulance to the hospital for some minor injuries. The ambulance called to let me know – thanks guys you rock – and said their initial assessment was […]

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March 30, 2017
Strathearn Recovering After Fall

AT approximately 1 am on Monday a resident of Strathearn aged care was found lying in the grounds of the Stafford Street facility. The elderly lady was uninjured and her family who were contacted by Strathearn have said they are comfortable with how the incident is being managed and thankful to the people who found […]

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March 29, 2017
Veteran’s Golf: March 28

By Graham Turvey Thank you to Brian Dever, Bob Minch, Lyn Banks and any other person who assisted in any way with the vets golf at Scone and congratulation to winners and place getters. Week of Golf is going well in heavy conditions at Muswellbrook and subject to weather will be completed on Friday. Please […]

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March 29, 2017
Police Update: March 29

ARRESTED AND IN POSSESSION ON Saturday at approximately 8:45pm police were patrolling west on Birrell Street, Scone when they saw a 21 year old male who had a warrant out for his arrest. Police arrested the man and escorted him to the police vehicle where he was searched. During the search of his wallet police […]

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March 28, 2017
Council Meeting: March 27

AT the Council meeting last night issues raised and debated by the Councillors included the potential sale of Council property in Liverpool Street, the process of the airport tender, closure of public toilets in Blandford and the use of balloons and planting of flowers.   Sale of Council Building Council is considering the future use […]

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March 28, 2017
Vigil for Women in Scone

SCONE will shine a light on domestic violence in May and be part of a national candlelight vigil to coincide with National Remembrance Day. The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre has joined forces with the Upper Hunter Homeless Support and local Council to organise the vigil. Lee Watts, manager of the Neighbourhood Centre said there are […]

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March 27, 2017
Scone Girls Win at State

ON the weekend the Scone under 17’s competed in the final weekend of the state league netball competition and won division 4 in the Hunter Regional League Competition. During three weekends of games, the team played a total of fourteen games and were undefeated. In hot conditions they defeated Lakeside 24 t 18 to make […]

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