Border police stop to remember
Police officers honoured colleagues whose lives had been cut short while performing their duty as part of National Police Remembrance Day on Tuesday.
Acting inspector Chris Wallace said within the local area small ceremonies were held in Deniliquin, Moama and Albury as part of the day of reflection.
‘‘Usually we host a church service and invite the public to attend, but due to Coronavirus restrictions we hosted the small private memorial at the Deniliquin Police Station to ensure we abided by the rules,’’ he said.
‘‘There was also a small memorial at the border checkpoint in Moama with a reading from Police Chaplain Wayne Sheean.
‘‘It is our day of remembrance and reflection for the colleagues we have lost.
‘‘A good way for the public to honour those who have died is to wear a blue and white ribbon and to show support when police are performing their duties day to day.
‘‘Policing doesn’t stop, it is 24/7,’’ acting inspector Wallace said.
Pop up art shop
Artworks created by Edward River Art Society members will be showcased in the Deniliquin CBD for the next four days.
Members are using a vacant shop in Napier St to create a display to engage locals and visitors over the Labour Day long weekend.
ERAS president Pam Wettenhall said the mixed medium exhibition would include works created by members based on what they have learned at workshops held by the group this year.
‘‘Some will be for sale, and others will be purely for exhibition,’’ she said.
‘‘You can expect to see some contemporary artworks, and some abstracts, drawings and a variety of other styles of the artist’s choice.’’
The exhibition opens this morning at 27 Napier St, next to Blue Bird Bazaar, and will also be open Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Cressy St update
All footpath asphalt work on Cressy Street have been completed and the footpath is back open at both ends.
The next step is to prepare paving along the footpath. This work has started at the Napier Street end and it is quite loud.
The Cressy St works are now scheduled for completion on Friday, October 18.
Waring Gardens remains in limbo after delays caused by Edward River Council not being aware of its heritage status.
Today is the last day to nominate in the online Deniliquin Business Excellence Awards.
There are six awards categories in 2020, including the coveted Business of the Year.
Others include Employee of the Year, Excellence in Customer Service (one for businesses and one for individuals) and Outstanding Young Employee, Apprentice or Trainee, as well as the new Inspiring Pivot Award.
Nominators go into the draw to win a $100 Deniliquin Gift Card.
The presentations will be livestreamed on October 16. Winners of the individual staff awards will receive a $200 Deniliquin Gift Card.
Nominate online at www.deniliquinchamber.com.au/awards by the close of business today.
The next LGBTIQ+ coffee catch will be hosted this Saturday at the North Deniliquin Bakery from 10am.
Family, friends and allies of the LGBTIQ community are invited to attend, with a new venue to be determined for the fortnightly catch-ups.
It’s that time of year again, when Daylight Saving begins and we receive some extra sunlight hours at the end of each day.
Clocks go forward one hour from 4am this Sunday.
You may find your phones and computers will automatically adjust the time for you, but don’t forget to change all your clocks to avoid getting the time wrong.
Daylight Saving will be in place until
April next year.
Blighty Football Club held its junior football MVP Awards presentation day on Sunday.
The day saw Jack Charlton claim the thirds (Under 17s) MVP trophy and Will Dudley take home the fourths (Under 14s) MVP title.
Various awards were also given on the day.
A full report and photos will be in the Tuesday’s edition.
No practice night
Deniliquin Badminton Club will no longer be hosting a practice night on Monday, October 5.
Badminton will return for round four of the spring competition on Monday, October 12 with Shuttle Masters having the bye on the night.
For any queries phone Aileen Hayes on 0425 808 615.
Word of the Week
Yarkuwa is working toward revitalising the use of the traditional local language, Wamba Wamba/Wemba Wemba, in all its forms.
As part of keeping the language alive, we will publish a word of the week in PTee.
This week’s word is Nyernila, which means ‘‘to listen’’.
Like all words that are recorded, the translation from an oral to a written language presents some challenges. Nyernila is pronounced ‘‘Nyer-nila’’. Ny sound together and then form the first syllable ‘‘Nyer’’ which has the emphasis on it. Second syllable is nila - short ‘i’ and long ‘a’.
For more information on the language, or to hear the words pronounced, visit https://culture.yarkuwa.org.au/.
■ Police chaplain Wayne Sheean and Murray River Police District western sectors Inspector Paul Huggett.