Archive for August, 2017

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August 31, 2017
New Wave of Management

FOR more than 13 years the Jenkinson family have run the Scone swimming pool and for a time Murrurundi pool, but they were recently given the news that they were unsuccessful in their tender, advised they had 14 days to vacate and a cheaper Sydney based company will now run the Scone, Murrurundi and Merriwa […]

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August 31, 2017
Cricket Club Changes

By Russell Sakey The Upper Hunter District Cricket Association Annual General Meeting has just been held and there is much good news. Robert Ryan has been elected as a Life Member of the Upper Hunter Cricket Association, following many years – as a player, administrator and being the resident groundsman for a decade or more, […]

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August 30, 2017
Letter: Time to Assess Properly

Council followed its DES Committee advice in Deferring this matter. It needs to use this time well to discover why the wonderful old pub must be carefully kept, and the homes next door to it as well. We can only wonder how this has been allowed to get so far. The Old Court Theatre, our […]

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August 30, 2017
Veteran’s Golf: Aug 2

By Graham Turvey A glorious day for golf at the delightful Murrurundi hills course on Tuesday, August 29 was enjoyed by 10 Vets. Milton Reid did best with 40 stableford points from Bob Thorley 37 and Phil Ledgerwood 3rd 36. Balls went to Brian Dever and Captain Max Holz 34, Gary Gray and Jeff McKeon […]

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August 29, 2017
Editorial: Mayeight!!!!

TALK of changing the date of Australia Day seems to be causing some people to become highly emotional and when you break it down I’m really not sure why. First and foremost there will still be a public holiday and what could be more Australian than that? Secondly, everyone agrees there will still be Australia […]

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August 29, 2017
Letter: History of Gold Digger’s Arms

Re: Proposal to demolish existing buildings at 77 Main Street, Scone, and construct a storage shed. Development Application 57/2017 should not be allowed to proceed on both demolition and development grounds. The buildings at 77 Main Street should not be demolished as the Local Heritage listed building known as the former Gold Diggers Arms is […]

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August 29, 2017
Council Meeting: August 2017

AT last night’s meeting of the Upper Hunter Shire Council the matters which drew most attention included the fate of the Gold Digger’s Arms (see: History May be Bulldozed), the development application by StoneCo for their quarry at Timor and the idea to change Australia Day. All Councillors were in attendance at the meeting. Public […]

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August 29, 2017
Waiting by the Roadside

By Des Dugan All good things come to an end, especially when it comes to services past and present. From midnight Thursday, after 81 years, Murrurundi’s roadside assistance will be no more. Why? Because Ashwood’s garage will no longer have the roadside services contract. With neither phone call nor telegram Ashleigh is wondering why he […]

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August 28, 2017
Scone Golf Report – Aug 24-26

By Lyn Banks KEVENS’ KNOCKOUT DECIDED On Saturday, August 26 at Scone Golf Course the men played an 18 Hole 2B and individual stableford for Charlie Manning and Noel Kelly’s Trophy on the Arthur Shaddock Memorial Day. On a great day for golf the scores were very good. The winners were Red Palmer and Tom […]

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August 28, 2017
Scone Court Report: August 2017

THIS month Magistrate Prowse returned to preside over Scone local court and several times had to spell out orderly process in matters using the apt analogy, “you need to get the sheep out of the first paddock, before going to the next.” By the time court had finished on Friday all sheep had been moved […]

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