A look back at the week that was in the news pages of the Hunter Valley News and the Muswellbrook Chronicle.
BRAVING THE ELEMENTS: Muswellbrook’s Melanie Fahey and Charlotte Fahey, 11, were determined to take part in the 2012 Muswellbrook Christmas Carols – no matter the weather conditions. Turn to page 9 or this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle for more pics from the festive evening.
THE AIR UP THERE: Muswellbrook brothers Adrian and Jordan Nichols wow the spectators with their unique double back-flip at the new Denman skate park. More pics from the official opening last week inside this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle, or, visit www.muswellbrookchronicle苏州美睫培训.au to view a gallery of photos.
2013 LEADERS: Aberdeen Public School captains Amy McCamley and Joshua Surawski (centre) are flanked by vice captains Seth Mitchell and Phoebe Dallah. More school news from the region, page 11 of this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle.
MR JOB-LESS: Darin Job at his Gungal home this week with his redundancy letter. Mr Job was one of about 27 workers at Muswellbrook’s Thomas and Coffey worksite who were made redundant from their jobs last Friday. Mr Job predicts more jobs will be lost in the near future from mining companies and associated services in the Upper Hunter. Full story in this weeks Muswellbrook Chronicle.
HOT TOPIC: Picture of a grass fire that burnt out more than 650 hectares of private land near Denman this week. Hunter Valley Rural Fire Service Superintendent Paul Jones praised the good work of more than 100 RFS volunteers that helped bring the blaze under control. Full story and how to be bush fire safe on page 4 and 5 of this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle.
THE BEST MEDICINE: Muswellbrook Hospital Auxiliary members Peg Dolahenty, Robyn Adnum, Joy Bray and Evie Bridge spread a little Christmas cheer at the hospital this week – and were joined by the man in the red suit to put some smiles on faces. Full story on page 4 of this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle.
SMILES ALL AROUND: Some of Muswellbrook High School’s top achievers in the HSC, from left, Jordan Day, Nick Logan, Petra Franks and Tamara Petersen. HSC and ATAR scores were released state wide this week. Full story in this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle.
SCONE’S BOB THE BUILDER: Kevin Bell has been an employee of the Upper Hunter Shire Council for 50 years. He started out as a trainee draftsman in 1962 and today works as a project engineer. Congratulating Mr Bell for his achievement are the council’s general manager Darryl Dutton and mayor Michael Johnsen. Full story in this week’s Hunter Valley News or at www.huntervalleynews.net.au
FIGHTING FORM: Muswellbrook PCYC club boxers Mark Glew, Will Murdoch, Rick Scholes and Jay McTaggart, who brought home a title belt recently. It has been a busy few weeks for the Muswellbrook PCYC crew, catch up on all that has been happening there – page 6 of this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle.
FAREWELL FUZZ: There was not a whisker in sight when Muswellbrook’s Mr Mo, Gary Comerford (centre), collected his prize this week. But Robert’s Meats butcher Vince Coombes offers a closer shave while 10-year-old Mitchell Comerford does his best impression of his dad. To see Mr Comerford’s award-winning mo, grab a copy of this week’s Muswellbrook Chronicle.
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