Sam sur­prised with MC du­ties

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De­niliquin’s Sam Lloyd will be a guest at the wed­ding of his Rich­mond Tigers team­mate Jack Riewoldt in Tasmania this Satur­day.

But Lloyd won’t be just any old guest; he and house mate Dave Ast­bury are act­ing as dual MCs on the night.

‘‘We were pretty chuffed when Jack and Carly asked us to be the MCs,’’ Lloyd told the Pas­toral Times.

‘‘I thought I’d be in the ‘stand­ing area’ up the back (at the wed­ding re­cep­tion), so to be asked to be MC was a nice sur­prise,’’ he said with a laugh.

‘‘I think I’d be a bit more ner­vous if I was do­ing it by my­self, but Dave and I should be able to bounce off each other pretty well given we’ve been liv­ing to­gether for a while now.

‘‘We’ve been work­ing on a bit of ma­te­rial to­gether.’’

Riewoldt is mar­ry­ing his child­hood sweet­heart Carly Ziegler.


Sport­ing of­fi­cials can some­times find them­selves closer to the ac­tion than they’d pre­fer, as was the case in Deni Rhi­nos’ cricket con­test against vis­it­ing Co­bram on Satur­day.

Af­ter scam­per­ing through for a quick sin­gle Rhi­nos bats­man Bod­die Arthur ac­ci­den­tally can­noned into the um­pire who went tum­bling across the turf.

The um­pire was quickly helped to his feet and apolo­gies were of­fered in what was a light-hearted mo­ment late in the Deni in­nings.

The Rhi­nos charged on to win the match, com­fort­ably de­fend­ing 191 runs. More de­tails in to­day’s sport.


De­niliquin’s Peter Todd and Terry Ma­her trav­elled to Bal­ranald on Satur­day evening to help their for­mer pre­mier­ship team­mate Jim Egan mark his 70th birthday.

The trio were all part of the De­niliquin Rams’ fa­mous 1966 pre­mier­ship side, which was led by cap­tain-coach Gra­ham ‘Curly’ Ion who was also on hand to help Jim cel­e­brate the mile­stone.


News­pa­pers al­ways do their best to get the facts right, how­ever there was an er­ror in the Her­ald Sun’s busi­ness sec­tion on Fri­day that we’re told caught the at­ten­tion of plenty of lo­cal farm­ers.

The ar­ti­cle de­tailed food pro­ces­sors now owned by over­seas com­pa­nies, and men­tioned SunRice as be­ing sold to Spain’s Ebro Foods ear­lier this decade.

As all lo­cal rice­grow­ers know, the pro­posed sale to Ebro in 2010 did not pro­ceed fol­low­ing the re­sult of a share­holder vote.

The Her­ald Sun did print a correction in its Satur­day edi­tion.


We love this photo from a staff mem­ber who, while load­ing a well earned car­ton of Great North­ern into their car on Fri­day evening, out­side the Sports­man’s Arm Ho­tel found them­selves with a new com­pan­ion.

A fe­male dog of no known her­itage de­cided to scurry into the ve­hi­cle as the slab was be­ing loaded.

De­spite a few whis­tles and dog calls the friendly dish­licker seemed de­ter­mined to stay put and even shifted from seat to seat when every door of the car was opened in an at­tempt to re­move her.

In the end the dog tired of the fun and games and de­cided to exit the car of her own ac­cord, much to the de­light of the thirsty ve­hi­cle owner.


It was a wild week­end on the weather front for De­niliquin and dis­trict.

Bursts of rain were in­ter­jected by brief but in­tense beams of sun­light through­out the week­end.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy, a to­tal of 5.2mm of rain was de­liv­ered over the week­end, the bulk of it de­liv­ered Satur­day morn­ing and Satur­day evening.

Paired with top temperatures of al­most 25°C on Satur­day and more than 29°C on Sun­day, con­di­tions were steamy.

Sun­day af­ter­noon’s elec­tri­cal storm also caused some trou­ble, spark­ing at least one fire in the Conargo area (see page 3).

Most days this week are ex­pected to be cloudy with tops in the mid 20s, but more rain is pre­dicted for Fri­day and Satur­day.

The wan­der­ing dog that found its way into a PT staff mem­ber’s car on Fri­day evening.

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