Archive for February, 2018

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February 28, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket: February 24

By Russell Sakey ROUND 18 RESULTS Results are in and after a weekend of some intense cricket , the order is :- #1 = Belltrees with 82 points #2 = Merriwa on 80 points #3 = Rouchel on 80 points #4 = Aberdeen on 70 points #5 = Belmore Bulls on 68 #6 = Aberdeen […]

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February 28, 2018
Scone Golf Report: February 26

NEW GOLF COURSE TOUR – By Lyn Banks Great interest regarding the new Scone golf course is being expressed by members and others in the local community. Construction of the re-designed Scone golf course is progressing as planned with opening of the new course expected around mid-year. A site inspection of the current progress has […]

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February 28, 2018
Scone Junior Cricket: February 24

By Tracy Officer ROUND 14 RESULTS UNDER 14’s: Denman 3/53 defeated Scone Cavaliers 10/51 Denman Innings: Gilbert – 12, T. McKenzie – 2/4; Will Eveleigh – 5, W. Stair – 1/3 Cavaliers Innings: Collins – 30, H. Atkinson – 1/3; Blake – 10, C. Dowell – 1/ 2 Scone Wanderers 2/80 defeated Muswellbrook Bower 10/77 […]

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February 28, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: February 27

By Graham Turvey Thank you to head green keeper Brad for having the greens beautifully trimmed on Tuesday, February 27 for the 28 Vets who played a stableford event at Muswellbrook after the welcomed rain. The volunteers, like Les Cope also do a very professional job in keeping the course in top condition. Christine Smith […]

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February 27, 2018
Editorial: Hand Brake on Commonsense

FOR as long as I can remember Scone’s wider streets which are lined with huge gum trees down the middle have also been lined with cars taking advantage of the unused space. But recently local schools began telling parents that the police are planning a ‘blitz’ because parking between the roads is illegal….sigh…groan… In Melbourne’s […]

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February 27, 2018
Last 24 hours of Rain

ACCORDING to the Bureau of Meteorology showers will have cleared today, but coastal showers on Thursday may push into the Hunter bringing a slight chance of rain. There are showers and storms developing on the weekend possibly on Sunday and tailing off on Monday, but not the amount of rainfall we have had in the […]

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February 26, 2018
Rainfall in Last 24 hours

THERE will be scattered showers throughout the rest of the day before clearing and being dry until the weekend. According to the Bureau of Meteorology there is the chance of showers on Saturday and Sunday, but the forecast may change in the next five days. The rainfalls recorded from 9am Sunday until 9am today were […]

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February 23, 2018
Scone Court Report : February 2018

MAGISTRATE Julie Soars began her appointment at the Scone Court House on Thursday and stressed the importance of a licence being a privilege not a right to many who came before her. “With the public transport issues in regional areas most people need their licence to get to work, it is a privilege to have a licence not a right and should be treated as such,” said Magistrate Soars. She also asked, “has Uber come to Scone yet?” Musing most Uber drivers would like longer fares to mine sites. Magistrate Soars also said she preferred anyone on a treatment plan “to be overseen by someone to help keep them responsible and on track.”

On Friday Magistrate Malcolm McPherson stood in for Magistrate Soars and court will not sit in Scone in March, due to training commitments for Magistrates in New South Wales, but will resume in April.

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February 23, 2018
King of the Ranges Kicks Off

THE annual King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge has begun today in Murrurundi, with plenty of events for the whole family planned throughout the weekend. Earl Kelaher, president of the King of the Ranges said riders from all over the country have arrived in Murrurundi to test their skills and entertain the crowds in a […]

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February 22, 2018
Speaking From the Heart

Dr Ross Walker, cardiologist and best selling author of seven books, will be the final speaker for the Virtual Men’s Shed on Friday, March 23. Belinda McKenzie, project officer for the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, said the whole community would enjoy listening to the world renowned speaker. “We are excited to bring Dr Ross Walker […]

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