Archive for May, 2017

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May 31, 2017
Letter: Gold Diggers’ Arms

scone.com.au has provided us with wonderful descriptions of the 163 year old Gold Diggers’ Arms in Main Street opposite the Uniting Church.  But we also hear a stark warning about its threatened demolition.  That’s the wrong way to go. Related story: History May Be Bulldozed. Public documents show us the main events of its early […]

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May 31, 2017
Stock Report: May 30

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE was a yarding of 1,450 cattle penned yesterday. A good number of cows were penned and they sold eight to ten cents dearer. The majority of the yarding was trade cattle and a good run of weaners and finished cattle. The heifer portion was no different, it was probably firm, however […]

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May 31, 2017
Managing Ewes

HUNTER Local Land Services will hold a ewe management workshop in Merriwa next month. Geoff Duddy from Sheep Solutions will present the workshop, including: improving ewe productivity, management and condition; improving lamb survival rates; condition scoring, and economic analysis. WHEN: 8:30am – 3:30pm, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. WHERE: Merriwa Showground Pavilion, Golden Highway, Merriwa. RSVP: […]

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May 30, 2017
Have Your Say on Traffic Plan

TWO thirds of fatalities on New South Wales roads are in regional and country areas with the majority of those being people from the country and a road safety forum at the Scone RSL Club was part of a series of meetings aiming to have zero fatalities on our roads. Staff from the Centre for […]

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May 30, 2017
Local Travel Agents Big Winners

LOCAL travel agency Helloworld has won the best retailer of the year for NSW and the ACT last week at the Helloworld Travel 2017 Owner Managers Conference at the Gold Coast. They won the award on a points based system from 88 stores across the state with criteria including excellence in best practice, customer focus, […]

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May 30, 2017
Speak Up About Lack of Services

THE Where There’s A Will Foundation is urging people to participate in a federal government survey to improve mental health and reduce suicide. The results of the survey will also guide funding decisions for mental health in the Upper Hunter for the next 5 to 10 years. “People are coming to the Where there’s a […]

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May 29, 2017
Murrurundi Art Prize Success

JENNY Vaughan an artist from  Timor won Murrurundi Art Prize best in show for her painting “Filling the Dam Once Again”. Judge John Bradley felt the title of the painting matched its essence. Other winners: Open Section: Carol Dian Scaramuzzi “Guarding the Flock” Stockman’s Challenge: Stuart Dawson “Backbone of Rural Industry” Portraiture: Pat Jovanovic “The […]

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May 29, 2017
Man Apprehended in Merriwa

ALFRED John Impicciatore, a 46 year old male was apprehended in Merriwa on Friday for a warrant issued in Western Australia and refused bail. He appeared in Newcastle court today where an extradition order was made to the district court of Western Australia in Perth. The details of the warrant are suppressed in New South […]

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May 29, 2017
Scone Golf: May 25-27

By Lyn Banks A very good field of men played a 2Ball and Individual Stableford at Scone Golf Course on Saturday, May 27. The winners of the Scott Shann and Duncan Yuille Trophy were Matt Langan and Phil McGuirk who had a great 48 points, and Scott Reid who won the individual prize with 44 […]

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May 29, 2017
History May Be Bulldozed

COUNCIL is currently considering a development application from MacCallum Inglis to demolish a building which may date back to at 1853 at 77 Main Street and a block of flats, to erect a goods shed. The statement of heritage impact in the application is vague about when the building was erected estimating it may have […]

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