Todd Marshall equalled a footy record for Deniliquin footballers who’ve made it to the ‘big time’ with his four goals for Port Adelaide on Saturday.
Marshall joined former Adelaide Crow forward Peter McIntyre and premiership winning Sydney Swans star Leo Barry on the list of most goals kicked in an AFL game by a Deniliquin footballer.
McIntyre kicked four majors on three separate occasions in the 1991 AFL season, while Barry — who started as a forward before playing most of his long career at full back — managed the feat in round 19 against St Kilda at the SCG in 1997.
Current Richmond player Sam Lloyd has come agonisingly close to joining this group, having slotted three goals on 11 different occasions in his 50 matches.
Marshall will look to continue his super start to the year when the Power travel to Sydney to take on the Swans on Sunday afternoon, while Lloyd is an emergency for the Tigers in their match against Adelaide tonight.
Hair to shave
Deniliquin’s Jim Hare will part with his beard tomorrow as promised, after exceeding his fundraising goal of $1000 for Brenda Norman’s charity Channel 4 Change.
The shave will be held after the Deni Wanderers’ Good Friday soccer friendly at Deniliquin’s Rotary Park which starts at 10am.
The Wanderers play Moama in memory of Deniliquin’s Clark Jones, who played for both clubs during his career.
Clark was also a close friend of Jim and his wife Lorene and their family, and his beard will be shaved by Clark’s high school friend Samantha O’Connor.
‘‘When Samantha agreed to shave Jim’s beard it really felt like everything had come together perfectly,’’ Lorene said.
‘‘We have raised a total of $1200 so far and hope to raise $1500 by the time we shave the beard off.
‘‘It’s just amazing how everyone is willing to get behind a great cause.
‘‘If you haven’t already donated, there is still time.’’
Brenda Norman’s charity has an express aim of raising awareness of mental health and funding for mental health support programs.
The Deni High School teacher will attempt to swim the English Channel in August and has already raised $40,000 for her charity.
To donate to Jim’s shave, call Lorene Hare on 0448223313, or electronically donate with the details listed below:
Account name – DENI MHAG INC - CHANNEL4CHANGE; BSB – 633 000; Account number – 160 758 702.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Truck talk in today’s PT
In addition to your regular news, rural content and sport, today we have an exciting special publication for our readers to enjoy.
Our own ‘TRUCK talk’ — the Southern Riverina’s bi-annual trucking magazine — is inserted in today’s edition.
The 16-page full colour magazine offers an insight into the trucking industry, its regulations and its people.
Fine Easter weather
Fine weather is expected locally across the Easter weekend.
According to the Elders Weather website, Deniliquin can expect sunny skies from today to Monday.
A top of 31°C is predicted for today, with the mercury to stay around the 26-27°C mark for the the next four days.
Low temperatures of 10-11°C are predicted for today through until Monday.
The Edward River height is expected to remain stable just above the 2m mark for the holiday period.
Book in for Saturday sale
If you’re looking for some additions to your reading collection, make sure to take a look at the Deniliquin High School book sale in the Deniliquin CBD on Easter Saturday.
The school’s P&C will host the stall at the Cressy St kiosk from 8.30am to 1pm, coinciding with Deni Fest and the Rotary Easter Art Show.
There will also be homemade cakes and slices to purchase, and all proceeds will be used to purchase equipment to support student learning.
Supporting the stall is Central IGA Deniliquin, which is donating 100 book bags which will be filled with books and sold as a bundle.
Donated books and puzzles can be dropped off at Deniliquin High School’s canteen or front office, or at Fleming Partners or Deniliquin Jewellers.
Donated baked goods can be delivered to the kiosk on the day.
Standing up to bullying
A meeting to progress the #denisaysno campaign — which takes a stand against bullying and its associated impacts in the local community — will be held on Tuesday.
The campaign was launched following another public meeting hosted by the Deniliquin Mental Health Awareness Group.
MHAG member Lourene Liebenberg said the goal of next week’s meeting is to form a number of sub-committees and working parties to bring about change.
‘‘Questionnaires were filled out and great suggestions were made as to how to progress. This has now all been collated and a follow up meeting has been organised to provide feedback and to put the ideas into action.
‘‘Working parties need to be formed and all the ideas progressed through the schools, clubs, workplaces, the community at large and, of course, in our own homes.
‘‘Everyone can help and take part in this and to reach the whole community every single person’s contribution can make a difference.’’
The meeting will be held on April 3 at Intereach in Trickett St, Deniliquin, from 6.30pm to 8pm.
For more information, contact Mrs Liebenberg on 0428281060.