Nosey Parker: From the 1963 archives

1989: Two 15-year-old girls were presented with the highest award of the Girls' Brigade - the Pioneer Pin - in November 1989.
1989: Two 15-year-old girls were presented with the highest award of the Girls' Brigade - the Pioneer Pin - in November 1989.

Three hundred people representing sporting and community life was at the Parish Hall to farewell Detective Ray Kennedy.

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The Port Pirie Athletic Association farewelled life member Jack McCarthy.

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The top sportsperson of the year nominations were Graham Fitzgerald, Perry Polmear, Florence Goldworthy, Terry Higginbottom, Brian Eiffe, Brian Tayler, Micky Strafford, Pauline Donaldson, Les Colman, Basil Allchurch, Peter Kretschmer. The winners were Brian Eiffe and Micky Stafford.

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The state cycling championships were held at Memorial Oval.

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The winner of junior Bathing Beauty contest at the beach was Julie Betts.

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Port Pirie softballers who were at the country carnival were: K. Holze, S.Pearce, B.Dietman, S.Dowler, H.Barry, J.Mezzini (coach), E.H Tavener, J.Buckley, L.Barry, M.McDonnel, G.Dowler, F.Sly, J.Farrell, D.Stark, P.Dixon, D.Thomas, M.Riechelt, P.Manners, J.Dwyer.

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Seven students at Port Pirie High School were awarded Commonwealth scholarships. They were Alison Bowley, Shirley Burgess, Douglas Gilles, Margaret Jensen, George Neagle, Anthony Orchard, Richard Presnail.

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The Bank of Adelaide in Ellen Street moved to a new building at 52 Ellen Street.

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The Church of Christ's new building was opened and dedicated by Mr P.J Harrison. The history of the church has been repressed in Port Pirie since 1875. In the early days, the members met in the home of Henry Warren, in September 1878 it was decided to purchase a block of land and erect a stone building at a cost of 430 pounds. This building opened on August 31, 1879 and it still stands in Florence Street. It was used as the Lutheran Church.

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Work commenced on twin cottages at Lealholme. The cottage's money was made available by Mrs Holdsworth and it will be dedicated in the memory of her late husband Norman and will be called the Norman Holdsworth Memorial Cottages.

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35 runners for the Port Pirie gift. The nominations were Noel Atkinson, Kevin Mark, Bronte McLaughlin, Rodney O'Brien, Greg Adams. The event was won by Broken Hill runner Barry Milne who also won the event in 1961.

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The foundation stone for the Napperby Hall was laid by Mr N.C Pearce of Nelshaby.

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The heat prefects at Port Pirie High School were Gavin Saint and Mary Potter.

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Port Pirie Junior Cricket Association, the cricketer of the year was won by Ray Fisher.

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Before a crowd of 3,000 at Port Pirie High School sports day, which was won by Eyre House. The captains were Norm Thomas and Margaret Stigwood.

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The Member for Grey for 20 years Edgar Russell passes away.

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The softballer of the year was Marilyn Reichelt for the third successive year.

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Four local footballers train with SANFL league sides including Ken Bessen (Port Adelaide), Trevor Thompson (Port Adelaide), David Crocker (South Adelaide) and Mick Minervini (South Adelaide).

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

Nosey Parker ... with Des Parker OAM

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Michelle Carroll and Hayley Gloede received the pin and a certificate from brigade chaplain Loraine Tubb. Hayley, left, and Michelle, second from left, were pictured with Elizabeth Broadfoot and Virginia Smith who planned to join them to try for their Queen's Award.