Thunderbol­ts and light­ning across western skies

Dubbo Photo News - - In Focus - Pic­tured, top: Con­trib­uted by CHRIS HARDY, PRES­I­DENT, WELLING­TON LIONS

SUN­DAY night, Jan­uary 20, was a night where na­ture’s rhap­sody called the tune. To quote the Queen clas­sic, “Thunderbol­ts and light­ning” and a gen­er­ous serv­ing of wide­spread rain were de­liv­ered in our re­gion.

The amount of rain var­ied a lot from rain guage to rain guage, but on the whole the fig­ures be­ing re­ported by read­ers are a joy.

Leanne Mcdougall re­ported an im­pres­sive 50mm in Nar­romine, while 26mm fell in Eu­mun­gerie, Pauline Mur­phy told us.

Around Dubbo, there are plenty of smiles with fig­ures like 43mm out on the Mi­nore Road (Narell Morely), Katie Nolan re­ported 46mm in East Dubbo, and 30 mm in South Dubbo was re­ported by Heather Cas­sidy.

A huge num­ber of light­ning strikes pro­vided our lo­cals with fan­tas­tic photo and video op­por­tu­ni­ties and the wa­ter across the Newell High­way near the Why­lan­dra Street Rail­way Bridge in West Dubbo un­leashed a “flood” of com­ments on

face­book page re­gard­ing the River Street pro­posal, that will con­tinue to be dis­cussed over the com­ing months.

taken from Orana Mall at around 9pm by Sarah O’neil Pho­tog­ra­phy

Right: Storm wa­ter rushes across the Newell High­way at the West Dubbo rail­way bridge. Thanks to Karen Wark for this photo. THE Welling­ton Lions Club has ben­e­fit­ted greatly from the 'Re­turn and Earn' con­tainer be­ing in town for the last year and, thanks to a lot of hard work by the com­mu­nity in­clud­ing club mem­bers, we also have a ti­dier town!

Dave, Flo and John White­ley have worked hard this last year col­lect­ing bot­tles and cans from pubs, pub­lic garbage bins and along­side the roads.

The club is hop­ing one of our read­ers can help with one ques­tion that’s come out of their col­lect­ing ef­forts – Lions Dave Es­lick and Flo Weste­bury have been tak­ing the ring pull tabs off the top of hun­dreds of cans. Orig­i­nally they were be­ing col­lected for an­other per­son, but that per­son has left town. Now Dave and Flo have many con­tain­ers of these ring tops, which they’ve heard on the grapevine are ac­cepted by some char­i­ties for their fundrais­ing, but don't know where to send them.

It will be a shame to waste their hard work! So if you have a char­i­ta­ble sug­ges­tion, get in touch with Dubbo Photo News and we’ll pass the info on to the Welling­ton Lions Club.

Welling­ton Lions Club mem­bers us­ing the 'Re­turn and Earn' fa­cil­ity to raise char­ity funds.

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