Nosey Parker: From the 1963 archives

APRIL 1991: Checkmates won the Under 14 girls softball competition.
APRIL 1991: Checkmates won the Under 14 girls softball competition.

300 dancers saw nine debs make their debut at the Port Germein CWA Ball. Debs and partners were Judy Hegarty – P Webb, Dorothy Ramsay – D Martin, Elaine Ramsay – G Turner, Gail Beyer – L Franklin, Beverley Bessen – D Beyer, Pauline Dansey – G Pole, Shirley Mudge – K Mudge, Merilyn Webb – D Bahnert, Barbara Franklin – D Kranz.

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The Central Hotel Sports and Social Club started a blanket appeal which ran for a few years and raised $140 in the first year. 

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Proprietary past players played a match at Warnertown versus the present players. The past players side was B Wiskar, J Marshall, G Hudson, B Finch, J Davies, E Scott, J Scott, B Norris, H Simpson, J Saris, B Thompson, T Ryan, L Colman, A Wade, R Combe. 

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The Napperby Hall was opened by Mr Humphrey Franks with a crowd of 600.

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Proprietary footballers Bruce Curtis won the Madigan and Recorder Medals, captain-coach Barry Thompson of the Risdon club won the Munro Medal in the Seconds. 

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In cycling, the Higgins Road Race was won by Denis Eiffe from Bill Shepherd and Frank Wilson was third. 

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The winners of the Miss Carnival at Napperby was Cheryle Walton first, Mary Zubrinich second, Lorraine Galton third, Heather Nykiel fourth. 

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Winners of the Dicky Pryor Memorial Tennis were Jimmy and Colleen Deane.

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Nominations for the Sportsman of the Year were Jim Deane, Marilyn Reichelt, Kevin Diggens, Perce Sly, Myles Fuller, Bobby Elliott, Bruce Curtis, Ken Bessen, Mrs Ada Coombe, Mick van Vacas, John Whitehead, Warren Sharpe. The winners were Jim Deane and Marilyn Reichelt.

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Mary Potter was crowned ‘Miss Pirie’ in a Miss Pirie Quest. 

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The top grade seven students of the year were Janet Mitchell – Peter Paphitis (Pirie West), Judith Sherriff – Peter Marriott (Solomontown), Kim Tow – Simon Rees (Risdon Park), Anne Ganley (St Mark’s), Roger Raftery (Salesian College).

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Local cricketer Kevin Diggens from the North club was selected in the combined country cricket side to play the South African side at Whyalla. 

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Risdon school wins the combined school sports day, the winning captains were Trudy Leske and Stephen Edwards. 

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The Port Pirie Soccer Team Olympic flame was accepted by the Mid North Soccer Association as a playing team in the 1964 season. 

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The high school basketball team, the runners-up in the Port Pirie Basketball Association, were Susan Keast, Dianne Grocke, Mary Potter, Jill Errington, Rosemary Wilson, Sandra Lane, Jill Bollmeyer. 

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W.H.D Evans Jewellers moved into new premises at 20 Alexander Street. 

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Premiers in the Port Pirie Hockey Association were Old Scholars Jets. The team included E Fitzgerald, J Hogan, J Pritchard, R Johnson, G Richards (coach), J Farrell, J Jobson, P Dietrick, B Cousins, L Agnew, B Mark, P Hards, mascot Karen Blieschke.

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Port Pirie Wheelrace, the richest professional cycling event in SA, was won in brilliant fashion by local rider John Whitehead.

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

PHOTO

Assistant coach Janette Haren, back, Amanda Loizeau, Taryn Mumford, Megan Beyer, Katina Jonas, Rebecca Rontaunay, Hannah Simms, coach Ngaire Simms, Bianca Bircham, front, Amy Cooper, captain Chloe Roros, Tegan Pine and Amy Patterson.