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.

Happy Hal­loween

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

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