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April 23, 2018
Scone Court Report: April 2018

MAGISTRATE Prowse was back on the bench this month, as the visiting Magistrate and had an overflowing court room since court did not sit last month. Magistrate Prowse was true to form with his own brand of justice and colourful analogies to illustrate points. Of disappointment to him was that since the coronial inquest last […]

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April 20, 2018
Dogs and Sheep Gather in Murrurundi

“COME and park on the fence, sit back and enjoy something fair dinkum Aussie this weekend and watch the dogs,” said Brian Hunt. The Upper Hunter Championship Sheep Dog Trial trial has been a regular feature in Murrurundi for 100 years, with some years missed during the war or drought, but fortunately drought has not […]

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April 20, 2018
Getting Scone Job Ready

THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre has partnered with Australian Training and Consulting (ATAC) based in Tamworth to offer short courses in Scone to help local people gain more work skills. Lee Watts, manager of the Centre said they were excited to offer the training locally. “It is a great opportunity for people to gain skills […]

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April 19, 2018
Sharing the Dignity in Scone

THE April Dignity Drive is in motion in Scone,with the Scone Medical Practice and the local Commonwealth Bank nominating as collection points for donations of female sanitary items. Yesterday, items from the Scone Medical Practice were taken to the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre to be distributed to girls and women in the local community and […]

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April 18, 2018
Joy Rides for Murravale Residents

THE residents of Murravale are lining up for joy rides on the new Cycling Without Age trishaws. Di Van-Balen, operations manager for Murravale Retirement Home said it was wonderful to see the residents enjoying themselves. See video below. “The residents embraced the idea and within a short time many had been out and about experiencing […]

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April 17, 2018
Veteran’s Golf Report: April 17

By Graham Turvey Once again we welcomed Judy Miles (with apologies from her sons) for the presentation of the Ossie Miles Trophy – the first of the major golf events for 2018 for the Upper Hunter Vets, on Tuesday, April 17 at Muswellbrook Golf Club. Thank you to Jason and Beryl in the pro shop […]

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April 17, 2018
Murrurundi Calls Local Artists

ENTRIES for the Murrurundi Art Prize are open and local artists are encouraged to get creative and submit their works. The first prize is $1,000 and the People’s Choice award is $500 and to encourage local talent, only artists with local postcodes can enter. The prize is growing each year and new artists who have […]

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April 13, 2018
Star Equine Performer for Horse Festival

THE rodeo usually scheduled for the Saturday night following the Horse Week Parade was cancelled due to work being undertaken at White Park this year, but the Festival committee are excited to secure well known horseman Guy McLean to perform at White Park between 3-5pm. While Guy and his four stock horses have performed throughout […]

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April 12, 2018
Game Changing Election

JOHN Preston, Upper Hunter candidate for the Shooters, Fishers and Farmers party launched his campaign last night in Muswellbrook and said the coming state election would be a game changer for regional New South Wales. Robert Brown, Upper House Member of Parliament said John Preston was the ideal candidate for the Upper Hunter based on […]

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April 12, 2018
Strength to Strength at Inglis Sale

THERE was $116 million dollars traded at the three day Inglis Easter Yearling sale and was the second strongest yearling sale on record, the first being in 2008 before the global financial crisis. The top selling horse was a colt by Fastnet Rock and The Broken Shore from Arrowfield which sold for $2.3million to Anthony […]

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