Utes have started arriving to celebrate the 15th Deniliquin Ute Muster this weekend.By Zoe McMaugh
The utes are already starting to roll into Deniliquin ahead of this weekend’s highly anticipated Deniliquin Ute Muster.
There’s only three sleeps to go until the 15th anniversary event, which is predicted to be massive.
Regular Ute Muster visitor Kathy Dodds from Tasmania has been lined up at the festival site’s Conargo Rd gates since Thursday, and this is the second consecutive year she has been first in line for Friday’s opening.
Kathy has been mostly camped alone at the iconic gates, but a footy team from Tarrawingee was keeping her company when the Pastoral Times arrived for a photo on Friday morning.
The bus-load of footballers, on an end-of-season trip, stopped to chat to Kathy on their way to the Conargo Pub from Blighty.
The group, who say they ‘‘came second’’ in their recent grand final, will return for this weekend’s Ute Muster, which is expecting a crowd of more than 20,000 people.
Kathy will spend this week lending a hand to the muster crew in preparing the site for the onslaught of country music fans.
About 3000 people made their way to Tatura for a day of fun and fashion at yesterday's Italian Plate Festival race meet.
After a tennis career spanning 62 years, of which the last 35 years have been as a coach, Yarrawonga's Jon Coleman is set to retire at the end of 2013.
The recent Kyabram Master Pairs, played over six days with crack sides from near and far, attracted some talented bowlers eager to win the prestige event.
Led by captain Mark Peterson and opening bowler Keith Chalmers, Echuca South earned a comfortable win against Cooma.
Three Goornong Fire Brigade firefighters recently completed a CFA course on safety surrounding urban firefighting and using breathing apparatuses.
Kyabram Lawn Tennis Club’s annual junior singles tournament again attracted good numbers from across the district.
But have opponents given up the fight?
Tocumwal Pre-School students are proudly flying their KITE at the Tocumwal Lions Community Hostel.
Tooborac Fire Brigade visited Tooborac Primary School last Tuesday to help the school complete its bushfire emergency management plan.
Residents urged to renew fruit fly baits to support local orchards.
A Korean company has a proposal with the NSW Government to built a $90 million ethanol plant in Deniliquin.
SPC Ardmona, is sending eight containers loaded with $250,000 of fruit and vegetables to cyclone ravaged Philippines.
The hunt is on for a buyer for Benalla and Mansfield Toyota after the business went into receivership last fortnight.
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