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How Sweet It Is

Matt Peisley holding the South West District Golf Club Pennant Shield on the 18th green at the Harden Country Club. For the 2nd time in 38 years, the Harden Country Club has prevailed and confirmed they are a weapon in South West District Golf Interclub Pennants. Harden’s Handicap-Division Pennant Team has been a feature of… Keep Reading

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Sam Makes A Market

Murrumburrah was awash with vehicles and the twin towns were buzzing with visitors recently when the Maker’s Markets were held at the Old Court House. Visitors came from Cootamundra, Jugiong, Boorowa and Young along with many from Yass and Canberra. Visitors took the opportunity to patronise local businesses in both Harden and Murrumburrah. Peter Orr… Keep Reading

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Our Auxiliary Ladies Have Hearts Of Gold

Harden Murrumburrah Hospital Auxiliary held their AGM recently and elected the following officers to the committee for 2017/18. Former president of many years, Carmel Brown did not stand for re- election. Robyn Apps President, Ann Connolly and Marj Manwaring Vice Presidents, Secretary and Publicity Officer Jackie Birrell, Treasurer Rose Adler and Assist. Treasurer Lyn Webb.… Keep Reading

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WIN $100 Fuel IN The Times’ Winter Photo Comp

The Times is running a winter photograph competition. Entries can be sent to editorial@twintowntimes.com.au Please attach a photograph with your name and phone number and where the photo was taken. Entries close Monday August 14 at 5pm. All of the entries will be placed in the Times for our readers to vote both online and… Keep Reading

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Local Legends – John and June Spencer

John and June on their honeymoon. This week’s local legends have been a part of the Twin Towns community for eight decades, and June and John Spencer continue to make an invaluable contribution. June was born in June 1937, in Harden, to farmers Sylvester and Lilian Davis. She would commence her education by correspondence, with… Keep Reading

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Shooting For Cootamundra – State By-Election

Shooters Fishers and Farmers representatives, Stephen Bowler and John Preston at the Sir George Hotel in Jugiong on Thursday. The SFF are taking aim at the Seat of Cootamundra in the up coming by-election, which looks set to occur in November this year. Party members are scouring the countryside looking for possible candidates and are… Keep Reading

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Boorowa Set For Goldenfields Water Connection

Former Boorowa Mayor and outgoing Hilltops Administrator Wendy Tuckerman, pondering Boorowa’s water supply, or lack thereof. The Times wrote months ago that the Boorowa township would have Goldenfields water connected by July. We don’t think we are too far off. No one would begrudge Australians in modern society from having access to clean and drinkable… Keep Reading

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Call To Arms At Country Club

The Harden Country Club is calling on the community to support the venue. The Club may be forced to eventually close its doors if the current climate doesn’t improve. The board of the Harden Country Club has called on the community to provide more assistance to the Club, in a message sent out to current… Keep Reading

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Books Hot Off The Press For Local Author – Adrian Stadtmiller

Don’t Smile Till Easter is a multi-autobiographical work of fiction, written by local ex-Secondary school teacher Adrian Stadtmiller. DTSE arrived at Adrian’s residence on Tuesday afternoon from the publisher. It tells its story from the points of view of students, parents and teachers. Don’t Smile Till Easter is over 89,000 words in length and can… Keep Reading

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Heywood’s Wagga Treble

Nick Heywood. Nick Heywood rode a treble at Wagga on Tuesday with the young jockey’s talent on display for the Murrumbidgee Turf Club crowd. Heywood kicked off his successful day in Race 1 by guiding $31 outside chance, Flying Cyril home, in the Jaegers Event Hire Class 1 Handicap. Heywood took the reins of Thunder… Keep Reading

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Stadtmiller Standing For Council

Matthew and Nyssa Stadtmiller. My name is Matthew Stadtmiller, I’m 33 and I’m the editor of the Twin Town Times. I intend to run as a candidate for the Hilltops Local Shire Council election on 9 September 2017. I have no time for any other candidates intent on having their snouts in the trough. I… Keep Reading

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Brahmans Charge Along In 2017

Alex Ryan being held back by a Gunning player and Tim Norman scoring a nice try in the men’s match. July 1 saw  the Waldren Constructions Brahmans overtake the UC Grisslies for the number five spot courtesy of a win by Bungendore over UC. Can Binalong hold onto fifth spot and get a semi-final berth… Keep Reading

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Oh So Bloody Close – Red Devils

Jacob Prosser was a standout for Harden on Saturday July 8. 16 players took on the men from Condo in a very close match on Saturday July 8 at Robert’s Park. Condo went in first and went to a 14 nil lead before Harden clicked in to gear. Tries to Kennedy and Ryan for Harden… Keep Reading

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40 Years United

Harden Murrumburrah Uniting Church celebrated 40 years as a combined church recently with a service conducted by Rev Neville Cave. A large crowd gathered in the Hall afterwards to enjoy morning tea where a cake made by Aileen Alcorn and decorated by Phyllis Summerfield was cut to mark the occasion. In 1977, three Australian churches… Keep Reading

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Ghosts Hunted At Junee

The Scott family were a part of a large contingent of locals who ventured to the famous Monte Christo homestaed on Sunday July 2. Nearly 20 people toured the homestaed which is believed to be one of the most haunted in Australia. Dressed in period costumes the group certainly caught the attention of other visitors… Keep Reading

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Don Celebrates 20 Years

Don Jamieson was recognised for 20 years of service  Sunday July 9 at St Paul’s Church. Don was ordained in 1997 at St. Saviours Cathedral in Goulburn. He has worked within the church community in Harden since and spent 2 years as a volunteer at the Centre for Ageing and Pastoral studies in Canberra. He… Keep Reading

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Trinity Public Speaking

The standard of speeches was very high at the public speaking competition held at Trinity School recently. Congratulations to the following students who were the stand out speakers: Year 6: Winner: Tykieta Leitner and Runner-Up Charlotte Wegman, Year 5: Winner:Angus Lenehan and Runner-Up-Johnny Barnes, Year 3 Winner: Poppy Lucas and Runner Up: Tilly Bowman. Year… Keep Reading

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Christmas In July

Fran O’Connor, Bev Solah, Maureen Davis and Helen Arthur. Maggie Luff, Pauline and Bob Randall,Woodley and Dorothy Smith. June Spencer, Robyn Chard and Marj Manwaring. Rusty and Shirley Prosser. Mrs. Clause and Santa. Noeline White and Rose Davis. Over a hundred residents attended the Christmas in July celebrations held by the Harden Murrumburrah line dancers… Keep Reading

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Councillor Briefing For Prospective Election Candidates

For those thinking about putting their hand up as a candidate at the September local government election, Hilltops Council is hosting an information session on what’s involved in being a councillor. Council General Manager Anthony McMahon said the session – to be held at 5.30pm on Monday 17 July, 2017 – is designed to help… Keep Reading

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Different Issues Different Approach For Katrina

Dear Editor Last year’s proposed NSW greyhound racing ban and local government amalgamations are incomparable. I strongly denounced the ban on greyhound racing because it would have had a devastating and direct impact on the livelihoods of so many in our community. “The dogs” are part of Australian rural culture. As a child in Yass,… Keep Reading

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