Archive for April, 2018

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April 30, 2018
$54,000 Shade of Grey

CHRIS Winter, is a local icon having run the barber shop for more than 40 years and is familiar with many shades of grey hair, but the recent dealings with the shade of grey of the barber shop roof is enough to make anyone’s hair stand on end. Chris has worked in the barber shop […]

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April 27, 2018
Expert Answers Parents Questions

DR Michael Carr Gregg, one of Australia’s leading experts in child and teenage mental health will be coming to the Upper Hunter next month for a Where There’s A Will parent and carer information seminar. The challenges of millennial parenting such as alcohol, online safety, sleep and specific issues in regional areas will be covered, […]

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April 26, 2018
Scone Golf Report: April 19-23

By Lyn Banks THE Scone lady golfers have been on the road in recent weeks with the ladies playing at Quirindi on April 19. Noreen Marshall and Narelle Rutter were runners up on the day. A day of hospitality and friendship was enjoyed with visitors from Werris Creek and Nundle involved also. In the ladies […]

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April 26, 2018
New Middlebrook Bridge Open

TODAY the new Middlebrook Bridge was officially opened, allowing local landholders to cross the bridge in trucks without holding their breath. Barnaby Joyce, federal member for the seat of New England said the old timber bridge badly needed replacing. “It was doing it tough towards the end, I think you’d have to say a prayer […]

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April 26, 2018
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April 25, 2018
Murrurundi Marches on ANZAC Day

By Des Dugan ANZAC Day in Murrurundi was witnessed by a crowd of well over 200 including local identities, schoolchildren and dignitaries. The march from Adelaide Street to the Memorial Gates at the local Bowling Club on the New England Highway was led by Don Adams who was celebrating 60 years in the Returned Servicemen’s […]

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April 25, 2018
ANZAC Day in Merriwa

THE weather was perfect in Merriwa for the ANZAC Day parade and service. More then 500 people watched the march and attended the heart felt service of remembrance. See photos below:

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April 25, 2018
Gundy Remembers

FOR a small village the community response to ANZAC Day is significant and reflects on the strong sense of community in Gundy. Trish Ferguson, secretary of the Gundy ANZAC Day committee and daughter of the late Bert Tuckey who served in New Guinea during World War II said she is blown away by the community […]

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April 25, 2018
Child Soldiers Remembered in Scone

“WHEN people think of war and veterans they think of old people”, said George Clementson, from Scone Returned Services League sub-branch. But this year the veterans were followed in the ANZAC Day parade by a group of Year 11 and 12 students. “They were placed there to remind you that it was people this age […]

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April 25, 2018
Serving Soldier: Why ANZAC Crowds are Growing

Lieutenant Andrew Pham, who served in Iraq was the guest speaker at the Scone ANZAC Day service. During his speech he focused on why the ANZAC day crowds are growing. “We shouldn’t be surprised that the crowds are growing, because we would underestimate the spirit of our nation,” said Lt Pham. He said while some […]

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