Nosey Parker: From the 1977 archives

1973: Hockey premiers - High School - M Cooper, back, Y Brine, S Sjostrom, G Daws, T Brereton, M Davies, L May, front, T Finlay, P Freer, J Thompson, K Edwards, V Marriott.
1973: Hockey premiers - High School - M Cooper, back, Y Brine, S Sjostrom, G Daws, T Brereton, M Davies, L May, front, T Finlay, P Freer, J Thompson, K Edwards, V Marriott.

A book about Port Pirie and Crystal Brook St Mark’s Church was written by Sister Dominica McEwen.

It was called Threads of Fabric, the editor commented that it was a great read. 

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Central Augusta footballer Ken Mitchell becomes the first player in the SGL to kick 100 goals in a season. 

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Prests Ltd Ellen Street store celebrated 100 years in Port Pirie with a reunion dinner.

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Pirie District Council clerk Mr Mel Scarman retires after 25 years owing to ill health. 

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Port Football Club opens a new $250,000 clubroom opened by Minister of Recreation, Tourism and Sport Mr Casey.

The oval was opened on Sunday, April 2, 1967 by the assistant manager of BHAS Mr D L Blaskett.

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Virtus Soccer Club celebrate the club’s silver jubilee.

The men behind the formation of the club were Nick Tattoli, Nick Gaudio, Carlo Rafanelli, Salvatore Caputo, Lauri Caputo, Dominic Lobasso.

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Brilliant Savoy player Roy Bellifemini won the club’s fairest and best award for the eighth time.

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Over 1000 people attend the opening of Napperby community swimming pool. 

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Mr Bob Trehearne becomes the new manager of the Broken Hill Associated Smelters.

He replaced Mr Don Blaskett. 

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The Port Germein Hotel was taken over by Joe and Sue Perovic and Bev and Steve Beames.

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The Ferme Street Oval was used for cricket for the first time. 

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Four receive council merit awards, they were Joe Lambert, Kathleen Cunningham, Caterina Pasculli, Len Williams.

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Risdon Hotel drive-in opens for the first time.

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Thirteen students at the Caberfeidh School of Highland Dancing passed with honours.

They were Shannon Clarke, Diane McLeod, Nadine Johnson, Kylee Mitchell, Paula Young, Susan Clay, Marika Moore, Julie Afford, Janine Clarke, Claudine Clarke, Kerry Clark, Carmel Meaney, Caroline Loine. 

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Two Virtus soccer players have been selected in the state under 18 side training squad, they were Sebastian Mezzino and Lauren Hellmanns.

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The former secretary of the Port Pirie Senior Citizens Centre Mr Stan Foster was made the first life member of the club. 

He and his wife are moving to Tasmania. 

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The new five-cents on drinking cans go on sale.

They could be cashed at Marine Dealer Mr R S Hogben on Goode Road. 

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The Florence Street Caltex service station was upgraded at a cost of $42,000.

The station was run by Mauro Mezzino.

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High school deb and partners: Jenni Rohrsheim – Robert Stevens, Kerri Tiller – Trent Ley, Debbie Sandow – Paul Schapel, Janet Saler – John Hutchins, Ute Biddell – Greg Hudson, Susan Williams – Trevor Fidge, Judi Huddy – Bill Davies, Kathryn Bell – Mark Ricketts, Jill Eyres – Alan Wauchope, Jayne Martin – John Lemm.

Flower girl: Alison Williams.

Page boy: Richard Benn. 

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Lyall and Ron Hill commence Hills Trading Co on Esmond Road. They moved from Ellen Street.

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After 19 years in the Port Pirie fire brigade, Ron ‘SOS’ Partington retires.

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker.

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker.