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Farmers the Winner with Chicken Dinner

Filed in Just In by September 26, 2018
Farmers the Winner with Chicken Dinner

THE Belmore Hotel is running “Parma for a Famer” and has raised $836 for Rural Aid. Romy Kelaher from the Belmore said they are encouraging customers to buy a parma for dinner or make a donation when they buy a drink. “The drought is affecting so many people in our community and we have seen […]

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Scone Set for Triathlons

Filed in Just In by September 26, 2018
Scone Set for Triathlons

THE inaugural event for the Scone Triathlon Club will be held on October 7. “The first one will be a duathlon, because we figured the pool would be a bit cold for a triathlon straight up,” said Nicky Western. Nicky Western who has won two age world championships, a national age championship and a few […]

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Tennis Win for Gundy

Filed in Just In by September 26, 2018
Tennis Win for Gundy

THE original ant bed tennis courts in Gundy were recently restored through community fundraising and now a $18,310 government grant will allow the Gundy Social Tennis Club to put down a synthetic surface. Rachel Roberts, president of the Club said it will be great for the people of Gundy, especially the children. “I was fairly […]

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Veteran’s Golf: September 25

Filed in Just In by September 26, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: September 25

By Graham Turvey THIRTEEN vets played a stableford event at Murrurundi Golf Club – always a pleasure – on a beautiful spring morning and with lots of harmless repartee as usual, on Tuesday, 25th Sept. Tommy Thompson blitzed the field with 43 points, from starter and orderer of the lunch pies John Norman 2nd with […]

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Calling All the Rugby Ladies

Filed in Just In by September 25, 2018
Calling All the Rugby Ladies

SCONE held the first all women’s rugby 7’s tournament last year, attracting teams and a buzz throughout the state and the call is out for the second tournament in November. Bridget Hunt, secretary and treasurer for the Tournament said they have already attracted more teams than last year. “There are 10 senior teams set to […]

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Council Meeting: September 24

Filed in Just In by September 25, 2018
Council Meeting: September 24

WAYNE Bedggood was returned as Mayor for another two years unopposed and Cr Maurice Collison was reelected as Deputy Mayor. Other issues raised including whether the Shire should reject any money from coal mines for the community, if a heritage assessment should be avoided on the Murrurundi hospital in case a new design needs to […]

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Quality and Quantity at Scone Short Film Festival

Filed in Just In by September 24, 2018
Quality and Quantity at Scone Short Film Festival

THIS year more than 200 people enjoyed eight Australian Short Films, rarely played outside of capital cities, in Scone on the weekend. David Curzon who directed the film The Passengers has toured the world screening his film in more than 30 locations and said he was honoured to play the film in Scone. “We’re very […]

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Sheep Set to Make a Comeback

Filed in Just In by September 24, 2018
Sheep Set to Make a Comeback

THE recent success of a wild dog program is making sheep a viable option in the Upper Hunter again. The Local Land Services in the Hunter has coordinated a new program, using baiting, trapping and shooting simultaneously and targeting hot spots identified by local sheep farmers. Craig Murphy, the chair of the Hunter Valley Combined Wild […]

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Scone Court Report – September 2018

Filed in Feature, Just In by September 21, 2018
Scone Court Report – September 2018

THIS month Magistrate Soars warned that there will come a time in terms of general deterrence that she will be putting someone in goal for repeat drink driving and again expressed her concern at the high rates of repeat drink driving in the local community.

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Help Firies Get Ready

Filed in Just In by September 21, 2018
Help Firies Get Ready

LOCAL Rural Fire Services are reaching out to the local community this weekend in an effort to educate people about the fire season ahead and hopefully get more volunteers on board. This fire season is expected to be one of the hardest with some of the driest conditions faced in living memory and many farmers […]

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