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Fuel for School at Morning Bites

Filed in Just In by May 21, 2019
Fuel for School at Morning Bites

LOCAL students on their way to school can now grab a healthy start to their day at the Morning Bites food van. The van was the idea of Lee Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, in partnership with Joblink Plus, Foodbank NSW, Woolworths Scone and Coles Scone and it began operation this week. […]

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Veteran’s Golf: May 21

Filed in Just In by May 21, 2019
Veteran’s Golf: May 21

By Graham Turvey Twenty-four Vets, including visitors Bob Fry, Brian Payton, Steve Harris and Darryl Wynn played a two ball best ball stableford event on Tuesday, May 21 on the delightful Denman Golf Club – what a pleasant day it was. Thanks Brian Dever for the tasty pies for lunch. Martin Byrne & Bob Minch […]

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Ready for Reconciliation

Filed in Just In by May 21, 2019
Ready for Reconciliation

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council will be having a flag ceremony in Scone to mark Reconciliation Week on Monday. Mayor Wayne Bedggood said Council wanted to build stronger and more inclusive relationships with indigenous members of the community. When: 10am, Monday, May 27, 2019. Where: UHSC Administration Building, 135 Liverpool Street, Scone. More Information: 02 […]

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Slap on the Back for Festival

Filed in Just In by May 21, 2019
Slap on the Back for Festival

THE author of The Slap, Christos Tsiolkas, will be delivering the Patrick White Oration address at this year’s Scone Literary Festival in November. Mr Tsiolkas will deliver an address written fittingly: “On Patrick White: Writers on Writers“. The award-winning novelist, playwright, essayist and screen writer is best known for his novel The Slap and Barracuda, […]

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Letter: Red Shirts Mean So Much

Filed in editorletters, Just In by May 21, 2019
Letter: Red Shirts Mean So Much

From Richard Jones OAM, CEO of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter: There are more than 1000 people and 37 Support Groups throughout Northern NSW who wear red volunteer shirts in support of the Community’s Own Westpac Rescue Helicopter… and they wear them with pride! Providing a vital emergency service for our community would not be possible […]

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Joyce Thanks New England Voters

Filed in Just In by May 20, 2019
Joyce Thanks New England Voters

The following is a message from Barnaby Joyce MP: A special thank you to the people of the New England for placing their faith in me and the Coalition Government to deliver for them again. To all the people in Scone and Aberdeen right up north to Liston and Tenterfield, to Inverell and Ashford and […]

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New Laws Tougher on Country People

Filed in Just In by May 20, 2019
New Laws Tougher on Country People

TODAY new laws for low range drink driving and driving with drugs present in your system come into effect. It will mean an immediate licence suspension for three months and an on the spot fine of $561. Previously, people with low range drink driving would receive a court attendance notice and the ramifications of the […]

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Fires in Scone this Weekend

Filed in Just In by May 20, 2019
Fires in Scone this Weekend

LOCAL fire and rescue crews were busy over the weekend, with call outs to two fires and another to assist ambulance with rescue equipment. Car Fire The first fire was reported at 12:10am on Saturday with a car alight in Birrell Street, Scone. The car was completely destroyed and the fire crew had extinguished the […]

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Weather – the Week Ahead

Filed in Just In by May 20, 2019
Weather – the Week Ahead

THE weather will be dry this week, with no rainfall predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology. The temperatures this week are 4 to 5 degrees warmer than average, with a cool change set to come through at the beginning of next week. The lowest overnight temperature will be on Thursday night when it drops to […]

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Where to Vote

Filed in Just In by May 17, 2019
Where to Vote

Polling booths in the federal election tomorrow open at 8am and close at 6pm. You can vote at the following places within the Upper Hunter Shire area: ABERDEEN Aberdeen Public School, 31-33 Segenhoe Street, Aberdeen. BLANDFORD Blandford Public School, New England Highway, Blandford. CASSILIS Cassilis Public School, 37 Coolah Road, Cassilis. GUNDY Gundy Soldiers Memorial […]

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