Nosey Parker: From the 2002 archives

1981: The snack bar at Kmart marked a Fishorama Week. As well as offering good seafood meals, the snack bar was decorated with a sea theme. Holding a plate of seafood were waitresses Irene Angela, Tricia Flynn, Viola Duka and Doreen Gurney.
1981: The snack bar at Kmart marked a Fishorama Week. As well as offering good seafood meals, the snack bar was decorated with a sea theme. Holding a plate of seafood were waitresses Irene Angela, Tricia Flynn, Viola Duka and Doreen Gurney.

Entertainers Leo Duffy and Ron Nayda retired after doing more than 50 years of voluntary performing at many venues in Port Pirie and surrounding towns.

A raging fire destroyed an abandoned carriage at the Port Pirie Regional Tourism and Arts Centre.

An icon of Port Pirie, Norm Tully, passed away in Adelaide. He was involved in the Port Pirie Cricket Association and Solomontown and Port Football Club. He produced variety shows for the Port Pirie Theatre Guild for many years. He was the country correspondent for the Adelaide News. He also worked for the radio station 5AU.

Connie Goode, who spent a lifetime giving to others, was awarded the Order of Australia Medal. It was for her work with St Vincent de Paul, Meals on Wheels, Red Cross and the aged care committee.

Paul Savage was selected in the Australian provincial baseball side to play in Europe.

Blight Bros celebrated 100 years. Mr Fred Blight was the founder and was later joined by his brothers Bob and Bill. They formed Blight Bros Real Estate. They first started in 43 Alexander Street and later moved to 15 Alexander Street in 1952. They collected rent for Housing Trust tenants for many years until the Housing Trust built their own outlet. They moved into a new building in Florence Street in 1990.

The one and only Joe Lambert, former owner of the Federal Hotel, passed away at the age of 96. He was living at St Joseph's House for many years. He broadcast the racing and trotting races at Phoenix Park. He was a life member of seven different organisations including the Australian Hotel Association at both a state and federal level, the Port Pirie Cricket Association, Port Football Club, Port Pirie Trotting and Racing Club, Port Pirie Greyhound Club, Federal Cricket and Social Club and the Licensed Victuallers Association Coursing Club. The Port Football Club was formed in his Federal Hotel. He was awarded an OAM in 1989. The city council awarded him with a merit award for work in the community.

Port Pirie tennis men broke a 47-year drought when the Country Carnival team was successful in Adelaide. The team were Matt Raymond, Matt Hall, Craig Blieschke and Mark Hanlon.

John Mullin was awarded an OAM. He has been involved in golf, football, youth theatre, Gilbert and Sullivan Society and worked as a teacher.

Port Pirie based Labor Member of the Legislative Council, Ron Roberts, was elected to the position of President of the Legislative Council.

The One and All Sailing ship visited Pirie.

After being tied up for 19 days amid turmoil and dispute, the CSL Yarra finally sailed away with the original crew. There was a dispute with the crew and owners who wanted to replace the Australian crew with overseas crew. During the dispute, the community rallied and supplied the crew with food and drink.

Malcolm Fuchs, Proprietary cricketer, retired after 39 years. He started in 1964 and took 1014 wickets. He won the association's highest award, the Grewar Medal, in 1970.

Kristy Cattermole was selected to represent the Army Reserve Band at the Edinburgh Tattoo in Scotland. She played in the band of the 10th/27th Royal South Australian Regiment.

Lynette Pole had been involved in St John for 36 years. She was upgraded to an Officer by the Governor of South Australia, Marjorie Jackson Nelson at Government House.