Rain, glorious rain
What a difference a week makes in the scheme of things.
Last week we had the start of some rain throughout the district and as of early Monday when I prepared these notes we had enjoyed a deluge of rain in various copious amounts all over the Manning's Upper, Lower and Middle areas.
Travelling the road between Tinonee and Mondrook on Sunday it was great to see most of the dams (some owners had taken the opportunity to clean them out during the drought) were full and overflowing with the liquid gold that has been absent for a long time.
The paddocks are a lush green and everything is looking clean and fresh again after the heat and smoke endured from the bushfires.
Everything is looking clean and fresh againPam Muxlow
We had travelled over the Bight Bridge mid Saturday afternoon and noticed the Manning was rising but by Sunday morning it was closed to all traffic.
As so many older folk kept saying the sign of ants scurrying around everywhere was a sign of things to come and it certainly came true.
John and I took a drive around Tinonee Sunday morning and watched the river flowing past the Old Punt Hill and wharf and it was surprising how much debris was flowing past - it has been awhile since it has been so high.
Tinonee Friendship Group back
Regular attendees of Tinonee Friendship Group were welcomed back to their first get together for 2020 when they met on Wednesday February 5 at the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall, Manchester Street, Tinonee from 10am - noon.
A welcome is extended to any newcomers to the town who are over 55 years to come along and meet some new friends over a cuppa and a chat.
Outings are also organized from time to time and if you would like further information contact Judy Cluss on 6553 1450.
Flying Fox Mobile Pre-School
The Mobile Pre-School is again operating on a Tuesday from 9am-3.30pm at the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall and I popped into to see them last week and said hello to the three youngsters and their two teachers.
I have been told they still have vacancies if anyone is interested - ontact them at the Wingham and District Pre-School in Price Street, Wingham or just call into the Hall on a Tuesday morning.