Archive for October, 2018

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October 31, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: October 30

By Graham Turvey We send our condolences to Howie Lane and family on the death of his Mother. Twelve Vets played a stableford event at Murrurundi Golf Club on Tuesday, 30th October. The course is in its usual fine condition despite the drought.  Thank you Treasurer Bob Minch for shouting us the pies. Vice Captain […]

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October 30, 2018
Bringing Home the Steak

LAST night the Cottage in Scone was awarded bronze for best steak restaurant in Australia, which is a welcome pat on the back during the drought, said Colin Selwood. Last month the Cottage won best steak restaurant – regional from the NSW Restaurant and Catering Association, which placed them in the running for best steak […]

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October 30, 2018
Council Meeting – The Pool Age Decision in Detail

TYPICALLY Council meetings only attract a handful of observers from the public, but at last night’s meeting the chambers were packed with community members concerned about a new pool policy which proposed to restrict the age of children being able to attend the pool without a parent. The Council voted to increase the age of […]

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October 30, 2018
Editorial: Two Words – The Public Had Many

AT last night’s Council meeting the packed gallery was audibly aghast forcing the Mayor to call order when Cr Kiwa Fisher stood up to make his statement on the change of the pool policy and said, “Two words: xxxx xxxx”. It was the name of a well-known convicted pedophile in town. To be clear the […]

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October 29, 2018
Calling all Kids: Protest Tomorrow

FOLLOWING tonight’s Council meeting a protest is being planned for tomorrow outside Council’s chambers at 3:30pm tomorrow. The organisers were bitterly disappointed by the Council’s decision to restrict children from entering the pool unaccompanied by an adult until they are 13 years of age. Concerned residents were lobbying Council to keep the previous policy where […]

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October 29, 2018
Pool Policy Restricting Age Passed

THE Council have just passed a motion to change the pool policy so that children aged 12 years and younger will need an adult to accompany them to the pool. There has been feedback to the editor that people believe children 12 and older can now go to the pool without an adult, this is […]

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October 29, 2018
Best Standard of Antiques Yet

THE organising committee of Scone Antiques and Collectibles Fair thought the drought may have impacted on this year’s fair, but they were surprised to see one of the busiest Saturday’s to date, said Kath Meier, president of the Scone High School parents and friends committee. See photos below of opening night. “It’s just beautiful when […]

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October 29, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 4 Results

By Russell Sakey Aberdeen 2/74 defeated Muswellbrook Blue 69 Belmore Bulls 8/215 defeated Muswellbrook Blue 96 Murrurundi 113 defeated Bunna 8/107 Belltrees 2/175 defeated Bushrangers 173 Merriwa 4/107 defeated Rouchel 103 BELMORE BULLS 8 / 215 off 40 overs defeated N Crackett 54, W King 36, J Duffin 35, J Bates 20, R Lawrence 15. […]

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October 29, 2018
Children Protest Council’s Pool Policy

LOCAL children have rallied to oppose a new policy at the Upper Hunter Shire swimming pools to restrict access to children 15 years and older without an accompanying parent. Brook McInerny, a parent of children affected established a petition to present at tonight’s Council meeting to ensure the communities voices are heard. “The petition is […]

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October 28, 2018
A Piece of Diamond Lil’s in Scone

JODI Lantz who ran Diamond Lil’s a famous antique store in Seattle for many years, is at the Scone Antique Fair this year with many rare and interesting pieces. Jodi was going back to Queensland from a show in Adelaide when she heard of the Fair in Scone and called to be a part of […]

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