Nosey Parker: From the 1994 archives

1994: The Greek Orthodox Church's 34th anniversary celebrations were held.
1994: The Greek Orthodox Church's 34th anniversary celebrations were held.

Port Pirie Rifle Club  squad named for country teams championships to be held at the Dean Range were Paul Savage, Noel Murolo (capt), John Spillman, Allan Talbot, Doug Evans and Jeff Stauwer. Coaches were Jeff Stauwer and Paul Savage. 

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The Rice Medal in baseball was won by Justin Adams. 

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The Port Pirie Darts Association celebrates 25 years since the former Port Pirie Ladies Darts Association joined forces with the men.

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Claire Conaghty becomes the first female boundary umpire in the Port Pirie Football League. 

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Bob Moran Go Kart Street Racing was held in Ellen Street over two days. 

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Port Pirie Motorcycle Club celebrated the 75th anniversary with a dinner at Jubilee Tavern. 

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High School Debutante Ball.

Debs and partners were:  Kelly Finneran - Matthew Bell, Martel Fisher - Damien Brooks, Carrie Hubert - Matthew Johnston, Kate Johnston - Todd McLeod, Kelly DeGiglio - Matthew Swanton, Joanne Nichols - Damon Munn, Kathryn Cox - Adam Markham, Naomi Diggens - Steven Elliott, Natasha Champion - Mark Darling, Karen Markham - Nathan Mathews, Lyndall Oehms - Ian Fahey, Emily Bell - Aaron Ward, Renee Obst - William Hards, Sharee Thomson - Anthony Harvey, Allison Swanton - Christopher Lemmey. The juniors were Verity Bell and Tyson Wandel. 

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Heartbeat secretary-treasurer Betty Bignell resigns. 

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The merger of the Proprietary and Risdon Football Club was done. The new club's chairman Warren Petagna announced they would be called the Lions. Roger Harris was the coach. 

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David Fergusson retires from Coca Cola after 26 years.

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Tony Modra was centre of attention at the annual sporting association awards night.

The junior sportsperson of the year was won by Kara Wiskar with Geoff Flink winning the senior. 

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Jack Dormer, a well-known sporting personality,  passes away. He started his association with the Port Pirie Cycle Club in 1923. His racing pigeons were rated some of the best in the north. 

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Rodney's Quality Meats opens a new store at 14A Norman Street.

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After being included in football for more than 50 years, Martin Connelly retires. Mr Connelly's playing career started with the Port Football Club at the age of 16. He played in Port's first premiership in 1948 and retired as a player in 1953.

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The history room at the Scout hall in Mary Elie Street was opened by former Pirie District Commissioner Doug Martin. 

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The RSL moves to new premises on The Terrace.

The RSL has a proud tradition in Port Pirie and its original clubrooms were situated under the grandstand at Memorial Oval.

These clubrooms were in operation before the Second World War and were used until 1952.

In 1952 a wooden building was bought from the ex-Army Staging Camp at Princess Park, Solomontown, and erected on the site of the RSL club in Mary Elie Street.

Work on this building began in 1952 until the opening in 1956. 

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Greek Orthodox Church’s 34th anniversary celebrations were held.

This is a group at the celebrations, from left, John Kassapis, Father Emmanuel Zaikis, Michael Ketses, Colleen Skorpos, Betty Ketses, Bill Perris, Bill Passaris, Emmanuel Protopaps and Socrates Petralexis. 

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM