Driv­ing rain in Childers

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Jodie Dixon Reporter jodie.dixon@isistc­news.com.au

WHAT a week of rain we have en­dured.

Last Fri­day night, driv­ing home from the Childers Twi­light Mar­ket, the rain hit when I was north of Isis Mill turn-off.

I slowed down to 40kmh, the driv­ing rain was so hard I had to pull over three times; I wasn’t able to see the red re­flec­tors on the side of the road. The nor­mal 45-minute trip on any other day was ex­tended to 70 min­utes.

The wind and rain tested my car, the Bruce Hwy was at a stand­still and only the brave moved on.

Trucks had pulled off the road and cars had parked in rest stops. The Twi­light Mar­ket had a small turn out, pos­si­bly due to the weather fore­cast pre­dicted.

I would like to thank all the team at the Childers Pis­tol and Ri­fle Club.

It was great to visit your club and I would like to apol­o­gise for the two missed shots at the in­door range.

I am happy to putty-up my dam­age. I guess all great sports­men start some­where and I know a left-han­der can’t use a right-handed air pis­tol.

Head­lin­ing news is Mayor Mal For­man is call­ing it quits; the com­mu­nity has taken to so­cial me­dia to thank Cr For­man for all he has done over the past 14 years.

Now that he is step­ping down the race is on to fill the seat.

Who will be our re­gion’s next mayor?

Let us know at Town and Coun­try your pre­dic­tion for the com­ing elec­tions.

Have a great week Childers and stay safe on the roads.

Re­mem­ber the SES is cur­rently on standby and ready to help in any emer­gency.

I guess all great sports­men start some­where...

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