Nosey Parker: From the 1999 archives

1998: Four Port Pirie Amateur Swimming Club members were awarded swimmer's life memberships and one official was awarded life membership at the yearly carnival.
1998: Four Port Pirie Amateur Swimming Club members were awarded swimmer's life memberships and one official was awarded life membership at the yearly carnival.

The proclamation of St Peters and St Paul's Anglican Church as the Cathedral of Diocese of Willochra. Father Garland was installed as Dean of the Cathedral by Bishop McCall. 

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Three members of the Port Pirie Volleyball League were made life members: Suella Davies, Helen Blieschke and Chris Matters. 

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Gold for Kevin Ryan who was made assistant coach of Australian Provincial Baseball team that played games in Prague and Regensberg. 

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Virtus Soccer Club held its inaugural ball when the club moved into state league soccer competition and it will be called the Northern Demons. 

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The Greek community celebrated their 75th anniversary with 330 people who attended a dinner dance at the Northern Festival Centre. 

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After the hard working efforts of a group of volunteers and local organisations, $6,500 was raised for a mini bus that was handed over to Lealholme. 

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One of Port Pirie's best known former shop owners in Alfred Street for many years, Arthur Richards, passed away. 

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Hundreds rock at the new club with the launch of 'Club Clippers' at the Portside Tavern, the opening night was rock and roll. 

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History was made at Port Pirie Probus when David Sandell and Ron Leal were given the first life memberships. 

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Port Pirie Football League president Ken Jeffrey was awarded a merit award from SANFL. 

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The team of the year in Port Pirie Netball Association was Phillipa Woolford, Kelly Tattoli, Rachel Stevens, Tracey Franke, Donna Mezzino, Katie Bell, Corrine Shillabeer and Nadine Knibbs. 

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John Pirie High School debutantes and partners were Paula Dahlenburg and Kym George, Rebecca Chappell and Joshua Murdock, Sky Maywald and Jacob Muldoon, Karma Bell and Craig Hoare, Brooke Timms and Wayne Schwarle, Kelly Matthews and Bradley Chappell, Kerry Mark and David Vater, Emma Irving and Mark Jamar, Kylie Adams and Jordan Coombe, Aimee Kokotis and Brodie Lavis, Kate Smith and James Pavlich, Janelle Bauer and Christoper Mardell, Katie Bell and Dwayne Ramsay, Amy Winkler and Keiran Clarke, Michelle Fergusson and Geoffrey Moffett, Michelle Darling and Shaun George, Nicole Polmear and John Leske. 

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The tour of the town of the north cycle race was won by Malcolm Clasholm, the fastest time was Andrian Laidler. 

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A joint project between Port Pirie Regional Council and the South Australian Housing Trust was redeveloped in the housing in Threadgold Street. A park area was opened, it was called Risdon Grove. 

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Sam Fitzgerald, a formal local rower who once represented South Australia at the King's Cup in Brisbane, passed away. 

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Winners of Smelters Picnic Miss Picnic Quest were Picnic Queen Amanda Davidson, Senior Abby Fisher and Junior winner Paige Dibbens. 

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A once popular entertainment venue in Port Pirie will close for the last time at the end of the year. Generally known as the S.A.R.I Hall on Afford Road, will be turned back to the South Australian government transport when the lease expires. This is now the clubrooms for the country music association. 

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

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Pictured with their awards were Grant Chapman, left, Tammy Picken, official Graham Chapman, Sarah Will and Linda Chapman.