Family and friends paid their final respects to Wingham's Doreen Betts at St Matthew's Anglican Church on August 8, at 11am. Rev Brian Ford conducted the service for Mrs Betts, who passed away on August 2, aged 88. Her granddaughter Joanne Elliott gave the eulogy on behalf of the family. Left to mourn are her husband of 68 years Bryan, daughters Judith and Lesley and sons Trevor, Ian and their families. Many friends from the local country music group, the WSC indoor bowls team, and others, formed a guard of honour before the cortege moved from the church to Killabakh Cemetery.
Tinonee Friendship Group
Members of the Friendship Group attended a performance of Singing in the Rain Jnr by students of Taree Christian College on Kolodong Road, Taree. Before the show, the members gathered at the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts for a cuppa and chat. Newcomers to the town are invited to join this group of seniors who meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the Tinonee Hall for morning tea, a chat, guest speakers, and outings. For more details contact Judy Cluss 6553 1450.
Bight Cemetery Meeting
Some Tinonee Historical Society members joined more than 200 of the community at the Wingham Bowling Club on Sunday, to hear from council about the destruction and restoration of the graves at The Bight Cemetery. Later, a healing service was attended by a small group with music supplied by some of the Manning Valley Pipes and Drums.
I have seen some great photos from the Education and NAIDOC Week celebrations at Tinonee Public School. It looks like everyone had a most enjoyable time. Police liaison officer Dave Russel visited the school on Monday, to talk about the pitfalls of social media. Some great results by the students at the Zone Athletics carnival in Forster - Brock, Spencer, Lleyton, Hayden, Claire, Lily A and Darcey - all now head to the Hunter Sports Stadium on August 30.