Sam surprised with MC duties
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.
UMP. IN A SPIN
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.
RAMS REUNITE FOR JIM’S 70TH
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.