Archive for April, 2017

News Archives
April 28, 2017
What’s On This Weekend: April 28 – 30

Friday, April 28 Scone Films presents Lion What: A film starting Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham and Rooney Mara. Based on an incredible true story. Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in […]

...more

April 28, 2017
Coin for a Cord

THE Inner Wheel Club of Scone are encouraging people to give a coin for cord blood research and support their Mother’s Day raffle on Thursday, May 11 and Saturday, May 13. Carol Scaramuzzi, treasurer for Inner Wheel Scone said they support cord blood research because of how it can help critically ill children with acute […]

...more

April 27, 2017
Dancing for Bushfire Appeal

THERE will be a dance on tomorrow night Friday April 28 at Aberdeen Sports and Recreation Club with all proceeds from entry going to the Dunedoo bushfire appeal. Steph Langan was contacted by one of The Ray Boy’s band who will be providing the entertainment for the evening to get the idea underway because of […]

...more

April 26, 2017
Veteran’s Golf: April 25

By Graham Turvey All the Veterans present enjoyed the perfect weather on the totally picturesque golf course at Murrurundi on Anzac Day, with many blooming floral species. Every player received a ball in the competition. Meanwhile, at Muswellbrook Golf Club following the Games Event as part of the Anzac Day commemoration, the Upper Hunter Veteran […]

...more

April 26, 2017
Motorcyclist Killed Near Murrurundi

EMERGENCY services were called to an incident at 12:15pm today on the New England Highway east of the weight station at Murrurundi involving a single motorcyclist. The 62 year old male rider from Wee Wa was found deceased when emergency crews arrived.

...more

April 26, 2017
Library Sale to be Investigated

COUNCILLOR Sue Abbott called for an investigation into the sale of the library building last year by Council, which was passed by one vote at the general Council meeting on Monday night. The four Councillors who voted against an investigation included Cr James Burns, Cr Maurice Collison, Cr Lorna Driscoll and Cr Ron Campbell, but […]

...more

April 26, 2017
Right Note on ANZAC Day

WHILE the national anthem of New Zealand sung by Raz Wilson was missed by many at this year’s ANZAC Day ceremony in Scone, 11 year old Mia Kellaher was proud make her public debute performance singing the Australian national anthem alongside her mum Tash. “I’m nervous until I start singing, but once I get into […]

...more

April 25, 2017
Last Post at the Dawn Service

Watch the video of the last post, as played by Chris Lavis, at the Scone ANZAC Day dawn service.

...more

April 25, 2017
Gundy’s Connection to Athens and Crete

IT was another great turnout at Gundy for ANZAC Day, with the memorial hall packed to capacity. See gallery below… Charles Cooke gave the ANZAC Day address and spoke of his experience in Athens last year to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the battle for Greece and Crete, a battle which was lost but Mr […]

...more

April 25, 2017
Merriwa Reflects on ANZAC Day

By Lizzy Hagley THE ANZAC day services at Merriwa were well attended, especially by students from local schools. The cooler weather did not deter a large crowd from gathering at the Dawn service, where Brion Booth read a poignant and moving poem. Later, many community members gathered for the main service at the Cenotaph supported […]

...more