Deni blokes and old schoolmates meet in Mississippi for a wedding
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This smart looking group of Deni blokes was pictured on Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi USA.
They were all originally schoolmates in Deniliquin and were among more than 30 Aussies who travelled to the States for the wedding of Matthew Baker and Tyler Russell.
Matt’s former primary school mate, Sam Tasker, was best man and among the groomsmen was Andrew Hogan.
Matthew, the son of Garry and Pat Baker, attended Deniliquin South School and High School.
He studied in the US and Sydney and now works as a lawyer in Sydney.
A full wedding report will be in a coming edition.
The class of 1968, half a century on...
A piece of history returned to Deniliquin High School on Friday with 19 former students returning to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1968 6th Form (Year 12) Class.
A few stories were shared before the alumni enjoyed a tour of the school to see what changes had been made over the past 50 years.
Some commented that there were a lot more double storey buildings today.
On Saturday night the former students all celebrated the oc- casion with a big reunion dinner at The Crossing Cafe.
Make sure you check out Friday’s PT for a full story on the reunion.
The Deniliquin Children’s Centre is getting into the Halloween spirit this week with carers Mel Penglis and Donna Crane dressing up for the occasion.
Walking from the children’s centre through the main street for an excursion to Yarkuwa Indigenous Knowledge Centre this week, the group were spotted wearing some funny costumes.
Part of their costume week, Mrs Penglis said it gave the children a chance to have some fun getting dressed up.
‘‘In light of Halloween we are trying to be inclusive of childrens’ interests, as they see what’s happening in the community around them.
‘‘All throughout the week our students are encouraged to come dressed up or they can have some fun getting dressed up in our costumes supplied at the centre.’’
Free consumer rights workshops
A series of free workshops for people with a disability and their supporters on the topic ‘Do you know your Consumer Rights?’ is being held in Deniliquin, starting next week.
The workshops cover the following topics – ‘Scam Awareness’, ‘Hiring a Service’, ‘Entering Into a Contract’ and ‘Making a Complaint’ – designed by people with a disability for people with a disability.
The workshops are made available by NSW Fair Trading in partnership with the Council for Intellectual Disability.
The workshop will be held at Intereach, on November 8 for Scam Awareness from 1.30pm to 2.30pm; November 9 for Hiring a Service from 12.30pm 1.30pm; November 15 for Entering Into a Contract from 1.30pm to 2.30pm; November 16 for Making a Complaint from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.
There are limited spaces available so please phone 0436 696 523 for more information.
(From left) Michael Cavanagh, Andrew Hogan, Liam Walker, Matthew Baker, Daniel Nisbet, Nick Roebuck and Sam Tasker all dressed up for Matthew’s wedding in Oxford, Mississippi.
Mel Penglis, Liam Sutton, Donna Crane and Piper Kelly