De­mand prompts camp site re­lease

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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.

Film screen­ing

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.

Life­sav­ing grant

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.

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