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First in Three Classes

THE Scone Equine Vaulting Team placed first in three classes at the Royal Easter Show on Good Friday.

The team placed first for preliminary squad, Phillip Ritter won novice individual and Georgina Heard and Peyton Halloran took the blue ribbon for pas de deux; coach Robyn Boyle said she was thrilled with the results.

“We entered in three classes and we came back with three blue ribbons, it doesn’t get any better than that,” said Ms Boyle.

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Scone Girl Flown to Westmead Children’s

A 14 year old girl from Scone was flown from the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead this morning after sustaining facial burns when an accelerant was thrown on a fire. No further details are available at this time. Share…



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Motorcyclist Clocked at 197

POLICE caught a motorcyclist on the Golden Highway at Cassilis travelling at 197 kilometres an hour as he overtook a sedan on an unbroken line at 11:10am yesterday. His licence and registration were suspended and he was fined $2,350. Police statistics for the Easter long weekend so far: Speed infringements: 4726 Breath tests: 142,165 PCA […]



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Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter from all of the team at scone.com.au! Share…



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Easter Service Times

Local church services during the Easter period are as follows: Anglican Church Saturday, April 15 Scone – 8pm Lighting Ceremony, St Luke’s Church, Liverpool Street, Scone. Sunday 27 March Scone – 9.00am Easter Service, St Luke’s Church, Liverpool Street, Scone. Scone – 11.00am Family Service, St Luke’s Church, Liverpool Street, Scone. Gundy – 11:15am Holy […]



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Scone Man Sentenced in Maitland

By Michael Flaherty GREG Brown a 59 year old Scone resident went before Magistrate Maiden in Maitland court this afternoon facing charges of commit an act of indecency with a person under 16 years and breaching a five good behaviour bond. Magistrate Maiden said Mr Brown was on very serious charges and he weighed the […]



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Neighbourhood Centre Week

THE Scone Neighbourhood Centre will host it’s Neighbourhood Centre week in the first week of May. Lee Watts, Manager of the Neighbourhood Centre said the theme for the week running May 1-7, is “Belonging”. “A Theme that I believe represents our community, it’s about living with one another, inviting those that are left out to […]



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Scone Stock Report: April 11

By Stuart Sheldrake 1080 Cattle were yarded this week in a yarding that mainly consisted of trade cattle and weaner stock with some very good lines of weaners. Export cattle were very light on with very few yarded, not all buyers were at full strength selling to firmish rates due to lack of numbers and […]



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Scone Drawing Photographic Eye

SCONE will host a national photographic prize this year as part of the Scone Arts and Crafts members exhibition to open on Friday, May 5. The prize was initiated by local photographer Roger Skinner and he has put his money where his mouth is by donating $1,000 for the winner. “We wanted to start something […]



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Police Update: April 10

STOLEN PLATES Between 5:30pm on Thursday and 9am on Friday both number plates from a white Ford ranger table top, registration BS39ML were stolen. The vehicle was parked in a rear carpark off Kelly Street, Scone. POSSESS DRUG A 60 year old man from Scone will appear in court on May 18 after being charged […]



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Easter School Holiday Activities

THERE are plenty of activities happening across the Upper Hunter for children of all ages during the Easter school holidays from making Easter baskets, to netball camps and outdoor movies with inflatable fun at the Blow Up Bonanza. Easter Hats – Scone When: 10:30am, Monday, April 10 Where: Scone Library, Crn Liverpool and Main Street, […]



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Last Chance for Local Nominations

TODAY at midday nominations close for the Hunter Local Land Services board. The boards consist of Ministerially appointed members and three locally elected members. The Hunter Local Land Services has been described by previous board members as one of the most dynamic in the state stretching from the coast with waterway and ocean issues to […]



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Before You Light Up

LAST season there were house fires in the local area which may have been prevented by proper chimney and fire place maintenance.

Adam Dewberry, superintendent of Fire and Rescue New South Wales said before people begin using their fireplace they should prepare properly.

“Make sure the chimney is cleaned at the start of each season,” said Superintendent Dewberry.

“The timber needs to be well dried to avoid excessive smoke and to prevent sap getting in the chimney,” he said.

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What’s On This Weekend: April 7-9

SATURDAY What: Scone Country Markets When: 9am – 1pm Where: Scone Visitor Information Centre, Crn Susan and Kelly Street, Scone. SUNDAY What: Pages River Warriors – rehabilitating the Pages River working group When: 9am – 1pm Where: Wilson Park, Mayne Street, Murrurundi. If you would like your event included in What’s On please contact us. […]



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New Status for Where There’s A Will

THE Where There’s A Will Foundation has just been granted direct gift recipient (DGR) status, allowing people to make their donations tax deductible. Polly Yuille, committee member of the Foundation said the new status was a great news for their generous donors. “The support for the new Foundation has been exceptional and has left us […]



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Arrowfield Tops Three Day Sale

TODAY Arrowfield topped Yarraman’s performance at the Easter Inglis sale when they sold a colt by Redoute’s Choice and Secluded for $2.5 million. Arrowfield also became the highest grossing vendor at an Australian yearling sale with $20,040,00 worth of horses sold. John Messara, owner of Arrowfield said he wasn’t surprised the colt attracted such attention […]



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Update: Glen Rock Rescue

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has reported a 26 year old aid worker was with a client exploring Glen Rock near the water fall. UPDATE: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter service has just confirmed the location of Glen Rock where the incident occurred is Glen Rock in the Newcastle area, not the Upper Hunter. The 11 year […]



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Winched from Glen Rock

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown to Glen Rock to transport a 12 year old boy after a incident in the last hour. UPDATE: The Westpac Rescue Helicopter service has just confirmed the location of Glen Rock where the incident occurred is Glen Rock in the Newcastle area, not the Upper Hunter. The young boy […]



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Easter Fair Tonight

ST Mary’s Primary School is holding their inaugural Easter Fair this afternoon between 3pm and 7pm. There will be plenty of market stalls with Easter inspired gifts, a cake stall, a sausage sizzle, coffee van, face painting and plenty of activities for children. Funds raised will support the school. Share…



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Yarraman Take Top Sale

YARRAMAN Park stud sold a colt by Medaglia d’Oro (USA) and Hoss Amor for $2.4 million today at the Inglis Easter sale. Arthur Mitchell, part owner of Yarraman Park said they were delighted and surprised by the result. “We were expecting a lot less than that,” said Mr Mitchell. “He was a good looking horse, […]



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Liverpool Crossing Progress

WORK on the Liverpool Street rail crossing took place today. The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) had been contacted by several residents regarding the uneven surface of the crossing. Penny Lankse, project engineer for the ARTC was onsite to oversee the project. “Over time the weight of the trains on the tracks means the tracks […]



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Scone Stock Report: April 4

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE were fewer numbers due to the recent rain, so there were only 810 penned with a pretty good quality on offer and they were younger cattle. There was a good run of vealers, as well as some finished grain fed cattle and the majority were some good weaners and a light […]



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Doctors Warn: Protect Vulnerable

ACCORDING to local doctors influenza killed several elderly people in the Scone community last year and they are imploring people to have a flu vaccination. “On average more than 3,500 people in Australia die from influenza each year and each season we see some of those deaths in our local community,” said Dr Abbott,  general […]



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Residents to Ride in Rickshaws

By Michael Flaherty SOON elderly residents of Murrurundi will be cycling around town in rickshaws thanks to a Danish initiative Cycling Without Age. The movement began when Ole Kassow noticed an elderly man sitting outside a nursing home in his home town of Copenhagen and wondered if he’d like to go for a ride, so […]



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Cupboard a Bit Bare

THE pantry at the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is running low and manager Lee Watts encourages the community to add an extra item to their groceries. “There are people in our community doing it tough and if people can buy an extra tin of tuna or add a bag of rice to their groceries to […]



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Extra Hour to Sleep In

DAYLIGHT saving ends at 3am tomorrow, with clocks to be set back an hour. While mobile phones will automatically synchronise to the new time some old school devices such as watches, the microwave, oven and the clock in your car will need to be changed manually, or perhaps will just be left and be ready […]



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Chopper Tasked to Rider

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter is on route to Scone to care for a 33 year old male who has come off a horse. No further details are available at this stage. UPDATE: The rider has been confirmed as a 32 year old, who has sustained a head injury and is being flown to the John […]



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Woman’s Body Found

THE body of a 64 year old woman has been found in a car which was swept off a causeway on a property at Gungal. The woman was in the car with her husband a 74 year old and were driving across the causeway on the Worondi Riveulet at approximately 9pm on Thursday when they […]



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What’s On This Weekend: Mar 31 – Apr 2

FRIDAY Scone Films presents A United Kingdom What: A film starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, a university student and the future King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their […]



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Liverpool Rail Crossing Closure

THE Liverpool Street rail crossing in Scone will be closed on Wednesday, April 5 from 9:30am until 3pm for track work. Other local rail crossing closures include Rouchel Road in Aberdeen on Tuesday, April 4 from 9am until 6pm and Polding Street, Murrurundi from 5pm on Wednesday, April 5 until 9am on Thursday, April 6. […]



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Jets Bound for Merriwa

NEXT week residents of Merriwa, Cassilis and Sandy Hollow can expect low flying F/A-18A aircraft from Williamtown as part of Exercise Havoc Strike by the Royal Australian Air Force. The exercise will be conducted for two weeks, on weekdays and night flying will finish at 10pm. Air Commodore Steve Roberton said the exercise is designed […]



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Strathearn Recovering After Fall

AT approximately 1 am on Monday a resident of Strathearn aged care was found lying in the grounds of the Stafford Street facility. The elderly lady was uninjured and her family who were contacted by Strathearn have said they are comfortable with how the incident is being managed and thankful to the people who found […]



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Police Update: March 29

ARRESTED AND IN POSSESSION ON Saturday at approximately 8:45pm police were patrolling west on Birrell Street, Scone when they saw a 21 year old male who had a warrant out for his arrest. Police arrested the man and escorted him to the police vehicle where he was searched. During the search of his wallet police […]



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Council Meeting: March 27

AT the Council meeting last night issues raised and debated by the Councillors included the potential sale of Council property in Liverpool Street, the process of the airport tender, closure of public toilets in Blandford and the use of balloons and planting of flowers.   Sale of Council Building Council is considering the future use […]



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Vigil for Women in Scone

SCONE will shine a light on domestic violence in May and be part of a national candlelight vigil to coincide with National Remembrance Day. The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre has joined forces with the Upper Hunter Homeless Support and local Council to organise the vigil. Lee Watts, manager of the Neighbourhood Centre said there are […]



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