Demand prompts camp site release
So overwhelming is the early interest in the 2019 Deniliquin Ute Muster, the team at HQ has decided to open reserved camping bookings early.
Reserved camping will go on sale from midday on Monday, December 10 and there are eight different reserved camping sites to choose from.
Reserved camping is an optional extra, for those who want a specific camping spot.
If you’re happy to go anywhere, free camping is included in the price of your ticket.
The 21st annual Deniliquin Ute Muster will be held October 4 and 5, 2019.
Generating much of the interest was the November announcement that the 2019 headliner would be American country music legend Tim McGraw.
Library’s own elf
One of Santa’s elves has taken up residence at the Deniliquin Library, and is spreading some Christmas cheer and magic in the form of great prizes.
The team at the library tell us the elf will be staying until Christmas Day.
During December, if you find the elf somewhere in the library you will get a bonus entry to win a prize.
If you do find him, make sure not to touch him or his magic will disappear.
Instead, tell one of the library staff to receive your competition entry form.
The elf will also feature in a competition being hosted on the library’s Central Murray Regional Library Facebook page.
Guess the name of the book represented in the regular pictures and write your answer in the comments for a chance to win a book. The winner will be drawn out of a hat.
Motown great in concert
The Exchange Hotel will play host to Motown great Ronnie McNeir this Sunday, for Cabaret in the Garden.
The career musician is a Grammy nominated American singer and songwriter and a Motown Records artist.
He will be supported by the band Pieces of the Puzzle.
To complement the performance, there will be a two-course dinner, themed cocktails on arrival and more than three hours of fantastic music.
The big music event will be held from 5pm with Ronnie McNeir and Pieces of the Puzzle supported by the Exchange’s house blues band Smoking Gun.
Tickets for the event are $120 including dinner, with discounts available for a table booking of eight people.
Tables are limited and to book call Neisha on 0419 581 956 or book online at https:/ /www.trybooking.com/ZPXQ.
A great new Australian film will be the next showing for the Deniliquin Film Society.
Breath is based on Tim Winton’s awardwinning and international bestselling novel, and is set in mid-70s coastal Australia.
Two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.
The film was directed by Aussie actor Simon Baker, who is also a star of the film. It also features Richard Roxburgh.
The film will be shown at the Intereach Neighborhood Centre in Trickett St on Friday, December 14. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start.
Your first visit to a Deniliquin Film Society screening is free. Annual membership is $40, or $60 for a family.
For more about the group, go to www.denifilms.org.au.
The Deniliquin Pistol Club is one of six sporting clubs in the NSW Murray electorate to receive funding from the NSW Government towards the purchase of lifesaving technology to assist people experiencing cardiac emergencies.
The funding will allow the club to purchase an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as part of the Local Sports Defibrillator Program.
‘‘Sport is vital part of our community’s social fabric and we need to make sport as safe as possible,’’ NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans said.
‘‘Having access to a defibrillator in the first eight minutes after a cardiac arrest is vital to give people the best chance of survival so I recommend all the clubs in our area apply to this grant program.’’
The program will remain open for applications until May 2019. For more information on the Local Sports Defibrillator Program, visit www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/ grants/defibrillator.
Meet the council
Mathoura residents, it’s your turn to meet the Murray River Council mayor and general manager.
The council’s next ‘meet the council’ will be held at the Mathoura Skate Park from 5pm on Tuesday, December 11.
Mayor Chris Bilkey, general manager Des Bilske and other councillors will be in town for a casual conversation about everything Murray River Council.
Head along for a sausage sizzle and chat — bring your ideas, concerns and questions.
Everyone is welcome!
Spend to win
Want to be in the running to win a $200 Deni Gift Card prize in time for weekend Christmas shopping?
It’s easy to enter, all you have to do is spend $10 or more at any local store participating in the Sped & Win promotion.
For every $10 you spend, up to $200 in one transaction, you will earn one entry ticket in to the draw.
Simply fill it out and place in the store’s entry box or the entry barrel at Central IGA.
We’ll draw the next weekly winner at 3pm today, with the winner notified by phone.
After today there are only three more chances to Spend & Win.
We’ll have one more weekly prize of $200 to draw on December 14, and then on December 16 we’ll draw the two major prizes — gift cards valued at $1000 and $2000 respectively.
The major draw will be conducted as part of the Edward River Council Community Christmas Party in the Deniliquin Waring Gardens.