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Strathearn Welcome the Community

Filed in Just In by November 15, 2018
Strathearn Welcome the Community

ON Saturday, the staff and residents of Strathearn are opening their home, putting on a BBQ and entertainment, the whole community is invited and you can bring your pet. There will be face painting, music by the Scone Grammar School, a cake stall, raffles, trash and treasure, judging of the colouring in competition and the […]

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Authorities Collide Over No-Fly Zone

Filed in Just In by November 15, 2018
Authorities Collide Over No-Fly Zone

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council issued a media release recently stating that “Scone is a no-fly drone zone”, however the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has confirmed this is not strictly the case. The Scone airport is a “non-controlled” airport, which means drones can be flown in Scone, just not directly under the flight path; […]

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Veteran’s Golf: November 13

Filed in Just In by November 14, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: November 13

By Graham Turvey Something unusual for the 24 Vets who played at Aberdeen on Tuesday, Nov 13 – a stableford event, instead of the usual S&P. The greens and surrounds are very well watered – thanks to Doug Dowell and his helpers. George Campbell won the day with 41 points from Doug Dowell 2nd with […]

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Johnsen Will Run Again for Office

Filed in Just In by November 13, 2018
Johnsen Will Run Again for Office

By Des Dugan MICHAEL didn’t announce it but the NSW Nationals did. It’s official, Michael Johnsen has been re-endorsed for the Upper Hunter for the March 2019 State Election. NSW Nationals Chairman Bede Burke congratulated Mr Johnsen on the result and said he would continue to be a strong voice for the region in Parliament. […]

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Bypass Information Sessions

Filed in Just In by November 13, 2018
Bypass Information Sessions

THIS afternoon and on Saturday the community can meet the team behind the bypass and ask questions about the project. Plans, a virtual reality tour and information on technical aspects of the bypass will be available. WHEN: 3pm-6pm, Tuesday, November 13 and 9:30am – 11:30am, Saturday, November 17. WHERE: Scone Arts and Crafts Hall, 63 […]

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Scone RSL Sub-Branch Turns 100

Filed in Feature, Just In by November 13, 2018
Scone RSL Sub-Branch Turns 100

WHEN the soldiers of World War One returned from war they returned as different people, who had endured the horrors of war, lost childhood mates and would carry with them the burden of their service for the rest of their years.

Most would not talk about the war, no doubt because they wanted to leave it behind and shield their loved ones from the weight of their experiences.

From this the Scone Returned Services League sub-branch was born; a place for those who had served to come together and spend time with their mates who understood.

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Westpac on Route to Murrurundi

Filed in Just In by November 12, 2018
Westpac on Route to Murrurundi

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter is en route to the Murrurundi Hospital Helipad to meet paramedics with a 75 yo male who has suffered suspected multiple injuries after falling from a ladder. He is expected to be stabilised on scene before he is flown to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.

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Anonymous Scratch-It Winner in Merriwa

Filed in Just In by November 12, 2018
Anonymous Scratch-It Winner in Merriwa

NSW Lotteries has said a Merriwa shopper has won $10,000 on a $1.10 Raining Cash Instant Scratch-It ticket last week, which was purchased from the Merriwa Newsagency. Merriwa Newsagency team member Libby Cashen said she was delighted to discover her outlet had sold a top prize winning Instant Scratch-Its tickets. “Lucky them!” she exclaimed. “I […]

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Upper Hunter Cricket Results: Round 6

Filed in Just In by November 12, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket Results: Round 6

By Russell Sakey Winners: UHDCR Assn Rep team – John Bull Shield. Aberdeen, Belltrees, Merriwa, Rouchel, Bushrangers. Summary: 1 personal 102 score H Quinlivan – Belltrees. Two team scores over 200 runs, one game came down to a 2 run difference after each of the 40 overs batting.   Details: Rouchel 9/ 151 off 40 […]

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Remembering the Past to Maintain our Future

Filed in Just In by November 12, 2018
Remembering the Past to Maintain our Future

by Mike Wong THE mood was sombre at the Merriwa Cenotaph as locals and visitors alike came to pay their respects to the fallen and to those continuing to serve our country on the centenary of Remembrance Day. See photos below. One hundred years ago, after continuous warfare raged for more than four years, World […]

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