What’s a party without some musical entertainment?
Guests invited to attended the launch of the Conargo Feedlot were not surprised to find a stage set up in one of the ‘Peppinella’ feedlots sheds on Wednesday night.
Who would grace that stage, however ... that was a different story.
Country music sweetheart Amber Lawrence was asked to entertain at the event as a surprise for guests.
Performing twice on the night, Amber said her early set was the ‘‘warm up’’ and that she would be back later in the night for the ‘‘real party’’.
While the dirt dance floor was a little bare while the Pastoral Times was in attendance, Amber did have many of the guests singing along to the classic rock and pop tunes she belted out with the help of her band.
The second annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event will be held tomorrow.
It’s an anti-domestic violence awareness campaign which encourages men to slip on a pair of women’s shoes for a short walk through the CBD. Women are also encouraged to participate.
Participants are asked to gather at the Deniliquin Skate Park in Edwardes St at 10.30am, before a short walk through the main shopping district. The walk will end at the Waring Gardens rotunda.
The walk is a joint initiative of the Deniliquin Soroptimists and the Domestic Violence Liaison Committee.
A range of music from Mozart to modern day was performed to the delight of a capacity crowd in the Deniliquin RSL Club’s Dunlop Room on Monday night.
The annual Edward River Concert Band and Sing Australia Choir performance attracted more than 250 music lovers.
Band member Ken Fisher said some guest performers from Echuca and Tooleybuc also sat in with the band for the performances.
Songs which had audience toes tapping included the ‘When I’m 64’ hit from The Beatles, and ‘Listen to the Band’ which was a hit for The Monkees.
During the performance band master Ian Bathgate announced an intention to launch a learners and junior band next year.
Plans are being put in place for a public meeting in January. Details will be announced in coming weeks.
Since the 1980s, Yarrawonga’s Helen Jackson has had a piece of Deniliquin and district in her art collection.
Her late husband bought a framed ceramic image of a shearing shed at Warragoon at a charity auction in Dandenong, Victoria.
The image has always intrigued Helen, and she is now hoping someone can tell her more.
‘‘It is just for curiosity that I am trying to find some information about the property the shearing shed is from,’’ she said.
‘‘The picture is etched ‘Warragoon, Shearing Shed Deniliquin New South Wales’ and the artist is ‘Berndt’.’’
Anyone who can assist Helen with some details is asked to email her at [email protected]
Thelma wants info
Deniliquin’s Thelma Thompson is also on a bit of a history quest, after seeing a horse drawn hearse being used by funeral directors in the Southern Highlands.
‘‘While on holidays with a friend I had the privilege seeing the a hearse of olden times which was built in Deniliquin by Burchfields, possibly in the late 1800s.
‘‘The directors want to restore it and they would like to know more about its history.
‘‘If anyone can help me with information, it would be greatly appreciated.’’
Anyone who can assist Thelma is asked to contact 58815189.
Guide to dining
Choosing where to go out for a meal, a snack, lunch or even breakfast can be daunting in the local area, with such a large selection of great venues to choose from.
To help make the decision a little easier, the Pastoral Times has produced a new Dining in Deni guide. Inserted in today’s edition, it showcases some of the best eateries in our community.
At your fingertips
The 2018 edition of the Deniliquin Business & Services Directory and calendar is also inserted in today’s edition.
With a magnet already attached to its back, you can leave your guide on the family fridge and refer to it as needed.
It lists some of the most vital businesses and services in Deniliquin to save you looking up the number.