Archive for July, 2017

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July 31, 2017
Fresh Start with Painting

MURRURUNDI resident David Darcy only picked up a paint brush 12 months ago, but on Saturday he attended the opening of the Archibald’s Salon Des Refuses exhibition in Sydney as a portrait finalist. David had forged a career as a photographer, specialising in capturing ‘mongrels’ of the four legged kind but had always wanted to […]

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July 31, 2017
Rugby League: Round 13 Results

FIRST GRADE: Greta Branxton 38 defeated Aberdeen 24 Scone 30 defeated Denman 16 Singleton 28 defeated Muswellbrook 20 RESERVE GRADE: Scone 38 defeated Murrurundi 24 Denman 26 defeated Merriwwa 34 Singleton 32 defeated Muswellbrook 16 Aberdeen won on a forfeit Greta Branxton UNDER 18’s: Denman 26 defeated Scone 16 Muswellbrook 28 defeated Singleton 18 LEAGUE […]

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July 30, 2017
Chopper for Patient in Murrurundi

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown to Murrurundi to transport a 58 year old male suffering a medical condition to the John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.

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July 28, 2017
Celebrating Local Educators

ON Sunday St Luke’s Church in Scone will be holding a service to celebrate education. “So many people give their time to teach others, pre-schools, day care, schools, TAFE, music, adult education to name a few and we would like to take the opportunity to give thanks for their dedication and celebrate their success,” said […]

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July 28, 2017
Horse Win Gives $30,000

A MENTAL health summit being held in the Upper Hunter during the next two days has been made possible by Duca Valentinois’ win at the Scone Cup earlier this year. Pauline Carrigan, founder of Where There’s a Will said the support of Godolphin may help reduce suicide and improve well being across the Upper Hunter. […]

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July 28, 2017
Alma Celebrates 100 Years

LAST Friday a nine year old boy asked to visit Alma Lennon because he wanted to see what someone who was 100 years old looked like. “I just wondered what he expected to see,” laughed Ms Lennon. “I thought it was funny,” she said. Alma celebrated her 100th birthday last Friday in Scone and joked […]

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July 27, 2017
A Bridge Too Far

AN 81 year old resident is standing her ground against Council after works on Middlebrook Road turned sour. Elaine Herden and her daughter Kylie live on property near the Middlebrook Bridge and were at their wits’ end when they phoned Councillor Lee Watts to ask for her help in protecting their land during Council’s construction […]

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July 27, 2017
Business as Usual

THIS morning it is business as usual at the Scone abattoir despite Australia being one of the countries listed by China as not adhering to their food labelling standards. China has temporarily suspended beef from six Australian meat work companies and the government is working to lift the ban as soon as possible. Patrick Hutchinson, […]

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July 26, 2017
Devil Ark Quoll Joeys

THIS morning the Devil Ark confirmed the birth of the first Eastern Quoll joeys successfully bred at the Barrington Tops breeding facility. The Eastern Quoll is extinct on the Australian mainland and has not bred in this region for over 100 years. In 2016 Devil Ark opened its doors to the Eastern Quoll with assistance […]

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July 26, 2017
Veterans Golf: July 25

By Graham Turvey IT hasn’t rained for a while and there was plenty of run in the fairways at Scone Golf Course for the 32 Vets who played a stableford medal round on Tuesday, July 25. Five players scored in the forties, 1st Doug Dowell 42 C/B, 2nd Jim Elder 42 C/B, 3rd Captain Max […]

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