Bor­der po­lice stop to re­mem­ber

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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.

Nom­i­nate to­day

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.

Cof­fee catch-up

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.

Ex­tra sun­light

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’s best

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.

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