Archive for September, 2017

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September 29, 2017
Local Player to Captain Australian Side

JACK Archibald has been announced as captain of the Australian polo team for the world cup to be held in Sydney at the end of October. Jack’s Belltrees neighbour Alec White has also made the team along with Ellerston based players Lachie Gilmore and James Lester. “It’s been a big effort for so many guys […]

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September 29, 2017
What’s on This Weekend: Sep 30 – Oct 1

Saturday, September 30 GLENBAWN FISHING CLASSIC What: Aberdeen Fishing Club Glenbawn Classic. When: Saturday and Sunday Where: Glenbawn Dam, New South Wales. Contact: Aberdeen Fishing Club Related Story: Get Your Rods Ready   Sunday, October 1 ANTIQUE TRACTOR RUN What: Members of the rattling bones and engine moans are doing a tractor trek from Aberdeen […]

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September 28, 2017
Water Restrictions for Murrurundi

AT midnight tonight Murrurundi will be on level 2 water restrictions due to a drop in the water source levels caused by the ongoing the dry weather conditions. Watering lawns and gardens is restricted to every second day, properties with an even number street address may only water on an even numbered calendar day and […]

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September 28, 2017
Farmers Preparing for Drier Times

THE Hunter Local Land Services is holding a workshop to help local farmers manage a dry spring. Albert Mullen, sustainable agriculture advisory officer said due to the lack of rain many farmers are looking for options to feed or sell their livestock. “Crunch time is now looming for landholders to make staged decisions on dry […]

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September 27, 2017
Vale: Bill Saunders

Bill Saunders, born August 20, 1933 passed away peacefully on September 22, 2017 aged 84. Funeral Details: When: 2pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Where: St Mary’s Catholic Church, Crn Short Street and Park Street, Scone Loving husband of Marj, father and father-in-law to Wendy and Paul, Peter and Janelle, Sue and Mick, Alison, Mark and […]

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September 27, 2017
Scone Stock Report: Sept 26

THERE was a yarding of 1,190 penned n a market that was easier once again due to continual dry conditions unfortunately. There was a good penning of cows and export cattle they were probably 6 to 10 cents cheaper. The majority of the yarding was a plainer offer on yarding due to cattle starting to […]

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September 27, 2017
Huge Flash of Colour

A sea of over 250 clean white runners attended the Youth Council’s Colour Fun Run at the Bill Rose Complex in Scone this morning. The run was devised as a non competitive fun school holiday event for the local area. Mary Spora of the youth council was pleased with the community support of the event […]

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September 27, 2017
Bio-security Deadline Approaches

THE deadline for landholders to complete their biosecurity plan to meet the Meat and Livestock Australia livestock production assurance requirements is October 1. All cattle, sheep and goat producers will need to have a biosecurity plan for each property identification code (PIC). The new measures are designed to protect your farm, your stock, your market […]

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September 26, 2017
Veteran’s Golf: Sept 26

By Graham Turvey The greens were in top condition for the Vets when 25 members played their stroke with putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, September 26. Happy 42nd wedding anniversary to Captain Max and Nellie Holz for September 20 and congratulations on the sale of the property. Graham Boles did clearly the […]

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September 26, 2017
Update: Murrurundi and Moonan Fires

FIRE fighters have downgraded the fire, approximately three kilometres south of Murrurundi, to patrol and a fire at Moonan is also under control. “At Murrurundi it’s pretty much smouldering, we’ve been across this morning and had a look in the chopper and our intent today is between both of the choppers to bomb that,” said […]

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