Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Charity shoot on Sunday

Tell us what happened on the weekend

- Email zoe.mcmaugh@denipt.com.au or text 0498 700 211

Another opportunit­y for the Deniliquin sporting fraternity to support the efforts of Deniliquin CanAssist will be offered this weekend.

Just weeks after the local COVID-19 situation forced the cancellati­on of the annual CanAssist Charity Golf Day, the Deniliquin Clay Target Club’s October shoot will be in honour of the charity organisati­on.

The shoot will be held this Sunday from 11am.

The program will be: Event 1 – 15 targets p/s c/d Event 2 – 40 targets P/S C/Ship

Event 3 – 40 targets D/B Event 4 – 10 target Club Handicap.

Proceeds donated to CanAssist help support people in the community receiving cancer treatment.

Support is commonly in the form of fuel vouchers and help with bills.

Families needing assistance from Deniliquin CanAssist are invited to reach out to the local group, by calling 0455 097 676.

Something’s

different

If you’re taking a drive down Memorial Drive at Memorial Park, something might look a little different.

It took our PTee correspond­ent a few seconds to realise what had changed.

The boundary fence of the Deniliquin Island Sanctuary has been removed, and will soon be replaced.

Memorial Park is now the main entrance to the Island Sanctuary after Edward River Council, late last year, opted not to repair and reinstate the former entrance bridge off Cressy St.

There is still a faction of the community who would like to see the traditiona­l entry and bridge reinstated.

Playground is coming along

Something else that’s new at Memorial Park is the new Deniliquin Rovers Football Netball Club playground.

Club members and sponsors have been working on the upgrades, which are funded by grants allocated to Memorial Park Masterplan upgrades.

Work has been ongoing for several weeks, but are not quite done yet.

The playground is expected to be completed for a grand opening in coming weeks.

It will be linked with the Rovers’ presentati­ons, which were postponed from September because of COVID-19 rules.

Another quake

It’s been a few weeks since Deniliquin and district was shaken by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake, with an epicentre near Mansfield.

Experts at the time suggested aftershock­s might continue for some time, but the ground has been mostly still.

But Melbourne media reported a second earthquake was felt in Victoria on Saturday, about 3.47am, which measured 4.8.

The epicentre was reported to be southwest of Murrayvill­e, about 10km from the South Australian border.

The tremors occurred at a depth of 2km with magnitude 3, 2.8 and 2.6 aftershock­s recorded throughout the morning.

No word yet on whether that quake was felt in the local area.

Nominate now

Don’t miss your chance to nominate a worthy person or organisati­on for the Murray River Council’s Australia Day Awards.

Residents and community members are encouraged to nominate individual­s or groups who have made an outstandin­g contributi­on to the local community.

Nomination­s are currently being accepted in the following award categories: ● Citizen of the Year ● Young Citizen of the Year ● Sportspers­on of the Year ● Young Sportspers­on of the Year

● Community Event of the Year

● Community Group of the Year

● Arts/Cultural Award (person or group).

Nomination­s can be completed via council’s Your Say platform by November 5 — www.yoursay.murrayrive­r.nsw.gov.au.

The awards will be presented on Australia Day, January 26, 2022.

PT doors open, but rules apply

The PT office doors have reopened as normal, but please keep in mind there are conditions of entry in place.

In line with NSW Government imposed rules, you must have proof of a double vaccinatio­n or a valid medical exemption to be able to enter the office.

You must also sign in using the QR code system or by filling in our hardcopy register, and masks must be worn indoors.

The safety of staff and the community is our highest priority.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can contact relevant staff by calling 5881 2322.

For advertisin­g, email general manager Leesa Muir leesa.muir@denipt.com.au.

Editorial requests can directed to senior journalist Zoe McMaugh.

Walk-in vax clinic

If you are yet to get a vaccine, and your are intending to, they are being administer­ed at all local GP clinics and both pharmacies.

A walk-in Pfizer clinic is also being hosted in Deniliquin this week, at Deniliquin Hospital at 411 Charlotte St.

No bookings are needed, but you will need to bring photo ID, a face mask and your Medicare card, if you have one.

Pfizer will be available to anyone over the age of 12.

Children 12 to 15 must be accompanie­d by a legal guardian or parent to receive a vaccine.

Times are as follows: ● Today – 9am to 4pm. ● Tomorrow – 9am to 4pm. ● Thursday – 9am to 4pm. ● Friday – 9am to noon.

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