Merriwa Oval Closures

OVAL CLOSURES

Merriwa Apex Number 1 Oval and Merriwa Number 2 Oval will be closed for routine maintenance from Monday September 9 to
Sunday October 6, 2019. Upper Hunter Shire Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Upper Hunter Shire Council

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Think Pink in October
SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY OCTOBER 29

Di’s Clothing Patch will once again be supporting Breast Cancer Research with a Pink morning tea. Add some Pink to your day bring a friend and join us for some yummy treats and a chance to catch up with your friends while supporting Breast Cancer Research. We have been kindly donated a hand quilted rug as a raffle prize, tickets will be on sale from Monday October 16.

Entry to the morning tea will be $5.00.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GOING TO BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
Dianne

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Merriwa Anglican Parish
CLAIMING THE DATE
MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATION

Date: Tuesday November 5
The Anglican Parish Merriwa would like to Claim the Date for a Melbourne Cup Celebration.
Jenny Finnie

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Non Emergency Medical
Transport

We are required to give Area Health at least 48 hours notice of planned trips. To do this we need Clients to make their booking
with us in that time.

Telephone 6548 2653 or Office, Bottle Museum, between 9.30 and 3.30 weekdays.
Lorna Parnell
Office Manager

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Merriwa Women’s Social Group

SEPTEMBER DINNER


When: Thursday September 26
Where: Sansko Cafe
Time: 6.30pm for 7.00pm
Tickets $30.00pp includes two course meal and a raffle/lucky door ticket.
Bookings close Monday September 23 at 8.00pm sharp.

Tickets must be pre-paid by direct deposit.
BSB: 932 000
Account: 764470 (S3 for Regional Bank customers)
Account Name: Merriwa Women’s Social Group

This month we have a representative from Upper Hunter Homeless Support coming along to chat to us about what they do and how we can help. Please consider coming along and joining us for a fun night out.
Megan Constable

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Legacy Badge Week

STREET STALL

Thank you to all the supporters of our recent Legacy Badge Week Street Stall.

We wish to congratulate our winners:

Raffle – Fruit Cake – Adele Fear
100 Club – First Place – David Gibbs
Second Place – Nan Eva/Callum
Third Place – May Riley

A special thank you to our hard working support crew, Merriwa Central School Students Tamika Drury and Ildiko Papp for the sale of our badges, and Eva Towler for selling all our tickets.
Maree Goodear and Sue Shearman

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Merriwa PAH and I
FIREWORKS NOTICE


Merriwa PAH and I wish to advise the community that fireworks will be held on the Saturday September 21 at 8.00pm at the Merriwa Showground.

Please consider your pets are secure and that all animals at the showground are safe and secure during this time.

GATE PRICES
Gates Open 8.30am Daily
• 1 DAY PASS: Adult $10.00 – Child $5.00 – Family $20.00
• 2 Day Pass: Adult $15.00 – Child $9.00 – Family $30.00.
Marie Scott

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Merriwa Fitness Centre

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

When: Tuesday September 24
Time: 7.00pm
Where: Merriwa Sports Club


All positions will be declared open. All are welcome to attend.
If there is anything else you would like to know please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Emma Evans

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Auto-Immune Resource and
Research

Autoimmune Resource and Research Centre is holding an information Seminar on Wednesday October 9 in Merriwa at the CWA Hall. We have been fortunate enough to have Barnaby Joyce assist us in securing funding to hold this event, and we are being sponsored by Merriwa CWA.

This is a free workshop and information day, led by Dr Marline Squance, for those with a diagnosed Autoimmune Disease, and for those who are caring for someone who has been diagnosed – official carers and partners. The Autoimmune Conditions that are covered in this workshop include Lupus, Scleroderma, Raynaud’s, Sjogren’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s, and other associated autoimmune diseases.

Bookings are essential and can be made by contacting Leanne Hook on 0427 482 808 or emailing Dr Squance at [email protected] by October 1.
Leanne Hook

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Merriwa Parkrun
WEEKLY FREE 5KM TIMED RUN


What is Merriwa parkrun? It is a 5km run

– it’s you against the clock.

When is it? Every Saturday at 8.00am.
Where is it? The event takes place at Rotary Park, Telfer Street, Merriwa, NSW 2329.

What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring
a printed copy of your barcode If you forget it, you won’t get a time. Register at https://www.parkrun.com.au/register/

How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace.

Merriwa parkrun needs you!

It is entirely organised by volunteers – email [email protected] to help. We are friendly..

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Sansko café – please come and join us! Participate in parkrun on Show Day to receive a free ticket to the Merriwa Springtime Show. You must show your barcode and walk/run/ volunteer to receive your ticket.
Ashleigh Golden

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Hunter Medical Practice

Doctor’s Timetable

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Merriwa CWA

EDUCATION GRANTS
Don’t forget our Education Grants – There’s still time to apply. If you need any help or to get the forms just contact Kim Clydsdale
on 6548 2558 or 0421 910 658.

KID’S COOKING
When: Wednesday September 18
Where: CWA Rooms
Time: 3.30pm
About: We will be decorating cup cakes and biscuits to enter into the show. Afternoon tea will be supplied, then we will start
decorating.

KID’S COOKING FOR SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
When: Tuesday October 1
Where: CWA Rooms
Time: 10.30am till 2.00pm
Cooking: Mini Quiche
Hope to see everyone there and don’t forget to bring a container
to take your goodies home.

OUR NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting is in September 9 at 10.00am at the CWA rooms. 159 Bettington Street, Merriwa. New members are always welcome. So why not drop in and say hello. Enquiries to: Penelope Fenley on 0265 483 060
or Kim Clydsdale on 6548 2558 or

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Merriwa Swimming Pool

UPPER HUNTER SHIRE POOLS OPENINGS

The Scone Memorial Swimming Pool and Merriwa Olympic Pool will open on Saturday October 5. Murrurundi and District War Memorial Pool will open on Saturday November 30, due to the additional costs of carting water to Murrurundi under level 6 water restrictions. All three pools will close on the March 29, 2020. Opening hours and entry fees are available on Upper Hunter Shire Council’s website http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/our-facilities/swimming-pools.aspx

SUPERVISING CHILDREN
To better safeguard children, Upper Hunter Shire pools are partners in the “Keep Watch @ Public Pools” program from the Royal Lifesaving Society. Staff enforce conditions of entry to ensure parents (or other adult carers) are able to supervise children.
• For babies to five year olds parents must stay within arms reach at all times
• Six to 10 year olds, the parent or other responsible adult must be close, maintain consistent visual contact and be prepared
to enter the water.
• For 11 and 12 year old children, parents or other responsible adult (aged 16 years or over) must maintain consistent visual contact.

Upper Hunter Shire pools are managed by Lifeguarding Services Australia. For regular updates on activities at the pools follow the Facebook pages for each pool.

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Merriwa Campdraft

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
The committee of the Merriwa Campdraft are seeking  expressions of interest from community organisations for the running of the canteen over their coming event. This will be for Friday October 4 to Sunday October 6. The canteen will need to be available from 2.00pm until Sunday mid-afternoon. It is also
requested that the organisation hold an evening meal for Saturday October 5. Submissions need to be received by close of
business Friday September 13. Enquiries can be made through Megan at [email protected]gmail.com .
Megan Richards

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Gummun Place Hostel

MOSAICING WORKSHOP – CHANGE OF DATE
The mosaic workshop will start September 18 continuing through to November 14. Names to be given to Julie Wilton or Sue Duggan.

This is a fully funded project from Merriwa Tourist and Welcoming Centre and the Upper Hunter Shire Council with no cost to attendees.
Time from 10.00am to 12noon and
1.00pm to 3.00pm
Please bring lunch.

Morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Sue Duggan and Julie Wilton

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Merriwa Hospital Auxiliary

GENERAL MEETING

The Merriwa Hospital Auxiliary will hold their next meeting on Friday September 13, 2019 at 2.00pm. The meeting will be held in the Merriwa MPS Conference Room. We would like to invite all auxiliary members and community members to attend. All are very welcome.

Our last meeting held in May was our Annual General Meeting and we elected Kay Burgess as President, Vivian Murray is our Treasurer and Elaine Sparrow as Secretary. Membership fees
are now due for the 2019 – 2020 year at $5.00.

Look forward to seeing you at the meeting on Friday September 13, 2019. Any queries please ring Elaine Sparrow 6548 8560.
Elaine Sparrow

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Merriwa Anglican Parish

CLAIMING THE DATE
MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATION

Date: Tuesday November 5
The Anglican Parish Merriwa would like to Claim the Date for a Melbourne Cup Celebration.
Jenny Finnie

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Merriwa Campdraft

 

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The committee of the Merriwa Campdraft are seeking expressions of interest from community organisations for the running of the canteen over their coming event. This will be for Friday October 4 to Sunday October 6. The canteen will need to be available from 2.00pm until Sunday mid-afternoon. It is also requested that the organisation hold an evening meal for  saturday October 5.

Submissions need to be received by close of business Friday September 13. Enquiries can be made through Megan at [email protected]gmail.com .
Megan Richards

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Merriwa Anglican Parish

CLAIMING THE DATE
MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATION
Date: Tuesday November 5
The Anglican Parish Merriwa would like to Claim
the Date for a Melbourne Cup Celebration.
Jenny Finnie

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Auto-Immune Resource and
Research

The Auto-Immune Resource and Research Centre will be holding an Education Day at the Merriwa CWA rooms on October 10, 2019. More information soon
Leanne Hook

 

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Hunter Medical Practice -Update
Dr Noman Jawaad
Dr Ahmed Jalal
Dr Joe Paul

Merriwa – Cnr Brisbane and Mackenzie Streets – 65325013
Denman – 51 – 53 Ogilivie Street – 65473955
Muswellbrook – 80 Brook Street – 65431717

 Currently ours hours are 8am – 6pm over the 3 practices 

Merriwa hrs currently are Monday 1 Dr, Wednesday 1 Dr and Thursday 2 Drs 1 week then the next week is Wednesday 1 Dr and Thursday 2 Drs 

Denman is Wednesday 2 Drs and Thursday 1 Dr 1 weekthen the next week is Monday 1 Dr, Wednesday 2 Drs and Thursday 1 Dr

Muswellbrook is Monday 2 Drs , Tuesday 3 Drs and Friday 3 Drs 

We also have a Diabetes Educator attend our Denman and Muswellbrook rooms, a dietitian attending Muswellbrook as well as a Podiatrist. 

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Merriwa Business Gift Card

 CHECK. IT. OUT.

Why Leave Town (WLT) gift cards are here and ready to be purchased. These are a great way to support local businesses, as it ensures that the money stays within the Merriwa community.

The WLT gift cards can be purchased from:
Merriwa Home Hardware
Merriwa Pharmacy
newsXpress Merriwa

WLT gift cards can be redeemed at any of the following participating businesses:
Cross Country Merriwa 
Di’s Clothing Patch
Eat at 153
IGA Merriwa
Landmark Townsend Merriwa
Max’s Country Cuts
Merriwa Café & Bakery
Merriwa Petroleum & Ag Supplies
Merriwa Post Office
Merriwa tyre and service centre
Sansko Cafe
Welderup MWA Pty Ltd

These gift cards can also be purchased online, so even if you yourself are not a local, you can still purchase them as gifts, and send them to locals.

https://www.whyleavetown.com/purchase-online

#merriwansw #supportinglocal #shoppinglocal #whyleavetown #whyleavetownmerriwa#WLTMerriwa

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NEMTS Merriwa

FREE TRAVEL FOR FARMING FAMILIES
Merriwa Non Emergency Medical Transport is offering all Farming Families in our District FREE travel to Medical Appointments for the duration of this severe drought.

Just mention that you are a farmer when making your booking. Phone 6548 2653 or at the office in the Bottle Museum, 9.30am to 3.00pm. All types of Medical Appointments are covered by this
offer. We travel to Newcastle, Tamworth and Orange and all in between plus to Sydney.
Bryan Baker

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Businesses save fees with Upper Hunter Country branding

There’s also $1000 grants for a shopfront make-over

The simple act of adding an ‘Upper Hunter Country’ sticker to an A-frame, chalkboard or tables and chairs on the footpath, will save a business its 2018/19 annual footpath trading licence fees in the Upper Hunter Shire.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is also offering financial assistance to business owners to help revitalise streetscapes in towns across the Shire by way of a grant of up to $1000 to refurbish shopfronts.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund is to provide one-off assistance to businesses in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone central business districts (CBDs). Council will contribute a one-off allocation of up to $1,000 ex GST (or 50% of project costs – whichever is the least) per standard 15-metre shop front.

These initiatives are part of Council’s strategy to encourage shop owners to promote tourism as well as improving the look of Upper Hunter town’s CBDs.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund Application Form and Guidelines are available on Council’s website www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au under Do It Online / Apply for It / Community Grants.

Live link: http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/f.ashx/a-zdocuments/Scone-CBD-Shop-Front-Assistance-Program-Guidelines-and-Application-Form-June-2017-Fields_distributed.pdf

Copies are also available from Council offices.

To find out more about Upper Hunter Country branding contact Council’s Environmental and Community Services department on 6540 1100.

Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)Fax: 02 6545 2671Email: [email protected] UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU  A Quality Rural Lifestyle – in a vibrant, caring and sustainable community

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Routine X-Rays available at MPS Again

 

Routine X-Rays are available in Merriwa again, as of last Wednesday, at the MPS, and every Wednesday from then.

If you are a patient of either of the local GPs they can make a booking for you. If you go to an out of town GP or would like to make your own X-Ray booking phone 6542 2093 and ask for an appointment in Merriwa.

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Merriwa Cup Race 2019

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Timelapse Painting Merriwa Silos

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  Merriwa Community Diary

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