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Numbers needed for wellness event

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November 15, 2017

Booking numbers will determine if the Deniliquin Gulpa Pre-School’s ‘Pampering & Wellness Evening’ fundraiser will go ahead on Friday.

It is planned for the Intereach Neighborhood Centre in Trickett St from 6.30pm, where guests will have access to some of the region’s health and wellbeing providers.

There will be workshops on reiki, meditation, kinesiology and massage, as well as presentations on wellness from inspirational speakers.

Guests will also be pampered as part of the evening.

On arrival guests will receive a glass of champagne, which they can enjoy while they sample the manicures, aromatherapy consultations, health and wellness scanning, henna tattooing, make-up and more on offer.

There will also be a series of raffles, with thousands of dollars in prizes donated by local businesses.

An on-site barista will be brewing up some coffees, and there will be a light supper provided.

Organisers are encouraging those interested in attending to pre-purchase their tickets by close of business Wednesday, with a minimum number of bookings required to secure the event.

Tickets are available from the pre-school in Wellington St, Deniliquin, local businesses Hair Desir or Total Bliss.

For more information, contact Nichole Genoff on 0401321360 after business hours.

Chance meeting

Two of the Deni Rams’ most prolific goalkickers had a chance encounter on Thursday night.

Richmond AFL listed player Sam Lloyd and Australian goalkicking record holder Trevor Sutton met when both were enjoying a few quiet drinks at the White Lion Hotel in Deni.

The star forwards are two of only four footballers to kick 100 goals in a season for the Deni Rams.

Sutton’s 249 goals in 1982 is still an Australian record, and he also kicked 121 goals in the 1981 Murray League season.

Lloyd kicked 116 goals for the Rams in 2010 which helped kickstart his journey toward being drafted by the Tigers.

Sutton was back in Deni visiting his wife Sally’s family and also took the time to catch up with PT journalist Jamie Lowe on Sunday afternoon for an exclusive interview (see pages 10 and 11).

Circus interaction

Circus Royale made its return to Deniliquin on the weekend with some new performers.

Crowd interaction was a key focus for the performers, particularly Pancholin the Chilean Clown.

On Friday night, the comedic clown selected four audience members from the crowd, instructing them to imitate him with silly walks and somersaults.

He then had each of the crowd members participate in a four person chair trick. Leaving them balancing in each other’s laps, Pancholin removed each of the four stools one by one.

The four locals were suspended momentarily, and it had the crowd wondering how each would be rescued from the balancing act.

Starting with the only female in the foursome, Pancholin grabbed her arm and lifted her up.

The three men remaining in the bunch were left to fall to the ground, which was met by laughter from the other crowd members.

State awards

SunRice’s Deniliquin Rice Mill team will contest the NSW Business Awards this Friday night, in the Employer of Choice category.

The business won its way through to the state awards after winning the category at the Deniliquin Business Excellence Awards in July, and then the Riverina-Murray Business Awards in September.

SunRice is one of 15 nominees for the state awards, with most others based in the Sydney area.

The awards ceremony will be held at the Sydney’s International Convention Centre.

Late delivery

Pastoral Times readers got the the news a little late on Friday.

A problem with the printing presses meant the papers did not reach the PT office or any of the outlets which also sell our news until after 8.30pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this caused our readers.

Races thrill

It’s been more than a week since the famous Wakool Sheep Races were run, and one punter is still on a high from a win on the day.

Jacqui Becker contacted the Pastoral Times on Saturday, still enthused about the time she spent in Wakool.

‘‘I just want to say what a fabulous thrill it was for my sheep, Baaa Lightning to win the Wakool 2017 Sheep Races,’’ she said.

‘‘One of the happiest days of my life!

‘‘What a fabulous event with great entertainment and lovely people. Have been talking about it all week and boring everyone with my photos and videos.’’

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