Nosey Parker: From the 1979 archives

Tom Rice was made a life member of the Port Pirie Night Baseball League.

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After running the Central Hotel for the last 25 years, Howard and Joyce West sell out to the Sideris brothers.

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Merriton Tennis Club wins the A Grade in the Crystal Brook and District Tennis Association. The team was Ian Crouch, Andrew Inglis, John Welsh, Neville Wilson, Ivan Venning, Leigh Croser, Marge Crouch, Maxine Oehms, Robyn Combe, Barry Speck, Kaye Venning, Maxine Wilson and Elizabeth Speck.

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Over 300 people attended the opening of the additions to the Lutheran Church on the corner of Senate Road and Herbert Street. Pastor Ern Heyne unveiled a plaque, this site is now a housing complex.

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Twenty five students from St Mark's middle school and senior school became senators of the whole campus. They were Pauline Kerin, Christoper Fitzgerald, Julie Montgomerie, Amanda Hutchinson, Greg Turner, Michael Hannan, Karen Mitchell, Judy May, Daniel McCall, Laurenza Pisani, Patricia Bowers, Janine Smith, Mark Gould, David Johnston, Alison Turner, Mellissa Fitzgerald, Andrew Lauritsen, Joseph Nelligan, Sue Faulkner, Jayne Langston, Sean Mullin, Shane Montgomerie, Sarah Langston, Kate Lauritsen, Mark Manuel and Mark Langston.

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The lotteries commissions introduced a new instant money ticket.

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Jim Cockburn was appointed to the board of Selways Ltd in Alexander Street.

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The Port Pirie Tennis Association have announced the combined side to play in Adelaide in the hard court championships. The team was A. Spartalis, G.Hanlon, A.Mayfield, T.Norton, G.Bell, A.Rogers, G.Dawson, D.Mulholland, A.Storelli, G.Sumner, A.Hanlon, J.Ritcher, A.Hamley, D.Murphy, D.Grandsen and M.Turner.

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Port Broughton League Mail Medalist Ian Norton signed with the Risdon Football Club and Peter Bond was a new recruit for the Proprietary Football Club.

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A Chinese restaurant opened on the Main Road, 'Chopsticks' was run by Muoi and Tanhs.

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Kevin Smith and Peter Thoman opened a garden decor and plant shop on Wandearah Road.

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The one and only Evelyn Tavener was made a life member of the S.A Women's Hockey Association.

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Brian and Margaret Russell open up Rustlers Roost on Senate Road.

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Radio 5.P.I begins in Ellen Street with well known radio announcer Chris Lodge as manager.

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Contract was signed for a 13 home unit block to be built in James Street. Will be known as Jannel Court.

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Peter and Brenda Gasten take over Northern Butchers shop on the Main Road.

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Pirie's mens hockey association team to play in the country carnival were S.Adams, G.Bath, K.Cassar, G.Christensen, I.Hazell, K.Mavromatis, J.Paine, D.Ramsay, coach G.Ramsay, K.Thomas, K.Verrall, D.Williams and D.Wise.

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Lions Club members were John Jenner, Morrie Mezzino, Peter Storelli, Dominic Caputo and Merv Connor.

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Photo: Port Pirie's oldest daughter Eliza Nicholls, celebrated 101 years of life at the Port Pirie Hospital in July 1982. Nurses pictured at Mrs Nicholls' party were from left, Sister Joy Bradley, Raylene Thomas, Marlene Boon, Anne Green, Sue Scott and right, Francis Lockwood.

Des Parker .... with Nosey Parker OAM.

Des Parker .... with Nosey Parker OAM.