Nosey Parker: From the 1979 archives

1978: Sports day was called off on May 16, 1978 due to rain. Primary school teacher Roger Pace shelters from rain and informs children that the carnival was cancelled.
1978: Sports day was called off on May 16, 1978 due to rain. Primary school teacher Roger Pace shelters from rain and informs children that the carnival was cancelled.

36 life members of the Port Pirie Theatre Guild at the reunion were: K Heaslip, Mrs V Madigan, E A Sly, P M Bernhardt, F Fogden, Mrs F Messenger, R Fenton, J Higgs, Miss S Patrick, Mrs G Connelly, Mrs N Tayler, B Tayler, L Craigie, B J Wiskar, Mrs D Murdock, Mrs V Keast, J Wallace, Mrs G Sumner, A Sedunary, Mrs G Hall, H Hogg, D Baker, Mrs J Coonana, R Skewes, N L Tully, J Brakenridge, Mrs H Tiller, Mrs L H Fowler, R A Fowler, E Piggott.

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A niche wall to hold urns containing the ashes of deceased citizens was dedicated at the Port Pirie Cemetery by Reverend Robin Trebilcock on behalf of the Minister Fraternal of Port Pirie.

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The City Council voted 9-2 to allow construction of a $5.1m shopping centre on Grey Terrace.

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The last concrete pour was made on the smelter’s stack. It contains 3300 cubic metres of concrete. The highest point will be 70 metres above the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Director of Nursing at Port Pirie Hospital, Miss Rhonda Gray, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for her services to nursing.

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Evelyn Tavener was honoured by the SA Hockey Association with life membership.

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Mayor Jack Nykiel steps down and Bill Jones takes over.

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The Solly Kittens team wins the softball grand final for the sixth time. The team was Jackie Caputo, Janice Martin, Annette Hall, Karen Edwards, Shirley Howlett, Karen Hunt, Tracey Loftes, Colleen Oxford, Angela Kiriazis.

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Port Pirie’s commercial radio station, 5PI, starts in Ellen Street.

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The Jaycee Barman-Barmaids competition. The local Port Germein entrant Cheryl Conley raised $8000 and finished second in Australia. What a great effort from a small community.

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Risdon Park High School prefects were: Grant Octoman, Terry Lowe, Robyne Clemson, Sonia Vowles, Darren Johnson, Leon Mayes, Theresa Redman, Jodi Franks, Terry Secombe, John Lines, Cathy Joyce, Lindy Rutgers, Anthony Spartalis, Jamie Heidrich, Jacky Harris, Robyn Patterson, Ron Geisler, Colin Webber, Sharron Lowe, Carol Warne, Susan Vickers, Gail Sandow.

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After 25 years as host of the Central Hotel, Howard and Joyce West retire to Adelaide.

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Extensions to the Lutheran Church on the corner of Herbert Street and Senate Road was opened by Pastor Ern Heyne.

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Savoy Soccer Club celebrates its 30th birthday.

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The SGL side to play the Riverland League at Port Augusta were: G Smith, R Harris, J Boles, K Naderbaun, P Arnold, L Rawlins, J Bell, C Prior, G Coldwell, P Hynes, J Noonan, B Collins, N Smith, G Leske, P Murdock, G Marschall, G Burt, M Foote, J Courdtaye, B Webb. SGL 21.17 def Riverland League 14.12.

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Port Pirie Lions Club builds a new barbecue in Memorial Park.

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A 78-year-old 11-tonne pipe organ from Elder Hall at Adelaide University was installed in St Mark’s Cathedral.

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

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Sports day was called off on May 16, 1978 due to rain. Primary school teacher Roger Pace shelters from rain and informs children that the sports carnival was cancelled. The children are, from left, Anthony Sherry, Kim Blieschke, Janelle Culpin, Alison Caputo, Sharon Angione, Lucie Angione and Peter McMahon.