Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fighting for funding

Sally Alden Last week, Independent candidate for the seat of Upper Hunter, Lee Watts met with representatives from the Willow Tree Preschool to discuss the impact funding cuts would have on the vital small community service. “Funding pressure will impact on the smaller preschools including Aberdeen, Stroud, Currabubula and Willow Tree in 2015 if the funding issue is not addressed this year. Preschools are not only vital...

Sandy Thorne at Conversations

Jared Beaman Sandy Thorne is one of four special guests who will be interviewed as part of Quirindi Rotary Club’s upcoming ‘Quirindi Conversations’ evening which will take place at the Quirindi Royal Theatre on October 15. A notable Australian author, public speaker and storyteller, Sandy has plenty of experience in amusing a crowd. Whether she is performing on television, speaking at conferences or writing bestselling books, Sandy’s...

Local Hidden Treasures

Jared Beaman The 2014 Hidden Treasures Honour Roll was announced on September 13 by NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson. The list recognises 153 women volunteers from rural areas in New South Wales who have made significant contributions to their communities. Within the wider area, four individuals have been included as part of the list including Murrurundi’s Lynne Mahony and Kath Howard, Werris Creek’s Joanne Marr...