Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Big day out at Mathoura

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A big crowd from both Deniliquin and Mathoura showed up for the rivalry at Mathoura’s home ground on Saturday.

On top of celebratin­g its second Indigenous round with culturally appropriat­e uniforms, Mathoura thanked its supporter with a Sponsors’ Day.

The Timbercutt­ers also congratula­ted reserves player Nathan O’Callaghan who celebrated his 300th game.

‘‘Nathan has been at the club since 2000, when he played as a 15 year old,’’ Mathoura FNC said.

‘‘He and his family are valued members of the club being involved in both football and netball.’’

Seniors coach Darcy Robinson congratula­ted Nathan on his history and hard work for the Timbercutt­ers.

Jumping to new heights

On the topic of football, seniors mainstay Raymond Murphy celebrated 150 games with the Deniliquin Rovers, while four junior players celebrated their own milestones at the weekend.

Jordan Stafford, Austin Armytage, Jerrah Caruso and Alex Harvey played their 50th games for the Rovers against Mathoura.

Congratula­tions to the hardrunnin­g Roos.

Nav Olympians

Navorina Nursing Home staff and residents had their own taste of the

Olympics on Friday; sports bingo, a plate toss, dress ups and medals were all present for residents to enjoy.

They competed against one another in the games, while staff dressed up as torchbeare­rs.

Census instructio­ns

Instructio­ns on how to complete the 2021 Census have started hitting letterboxe­s.

Ahead of the Census on Tuesday August 10, 85 per cent of all households in Australia will receive a letter explaining how to complete the Census online or how to order a paper form.

The Census is considered vital in helping plan for the future of Australia and the government is hoping for a smooth process this year after technical problems for the most recent census, in 2016.

Stroke Week

This is National Stroke Week, with the theme United by Stroke,which celebrates our frontline healthcare workers who save lives every day and the health profession­als who support the recovery of survivors.

National Stroke Week also recognises everyday Australian­s who know the most common signs of stroke, F.A.S.T. (Face.Arms.Speech.Time).

All Australian­s are encouraged to be “united by stroke” by learning and sharing the F.A.S.T. message this National Stroke Week:

Face: Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?

Arms: Can they lift both arms? Speech: Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?

Time is critical: If you see any of these signs call triple zero (000) straight away.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.

Victorian lock-out

Victoria has once again tightened its grip on the border bubble.

Deniliquin Local Health Advisory Committee announced yesterday morning NSW border bubble residents would only be able to enter the Victorian bubble for essential purposes.

The changes come into effect at 11.59pm tonight with just just six reasons NSW residents can cross the border, a press release from Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said.

‘‘People crossing the border to enter Victoria for one of the essential reasons must also not travel further than reasonably necessary to undertake that activity.’’

The six essential reasons for travel are:

● Necessary goods and services, including medical care and getting a COVID-19 test.

● Care and compassion­ate reasons.

● Paid or voluntary work.

● Education.

● Getting a COVID-19 vaccinatio­n.

● Sport and exercise at a sporting club or recreation facility.

‘‘These exceptions to the permit system allow a person to enter Victoria for certain reasons, including in emergencie­s or if they are escaping family violence,’’ Deniliquin LHAC said.

Anyone entering Victoria must have a valid permit, even if entering from a green zone.

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Celebratin­g the multiple Rovers milestones on Saturday were (from left) Jordan and Steve Stafford, Jerrah and Kylee Caruso, Austin and Rod Armytage, Alex and Peter Harvey.

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