Nosey Parker: From the 1958 archives

1978: Port Pirie Returned Services League's Women's Auxiliary Committee won the R.S Lee Trophy by raising the most money in the state. Doris Sylvester, left, Jean Shepley, president Margaret Court, Sandra Close, secretary and councillor Edna Jacobs, Margaret Shepley, treasurer Dawn Bewn, Olive Dale and Lavinia Wade.
1978: Port Pirie Returned Services League's Women's Auxiliary Committee won the R.S Lee Trophy by raising the most money in the state. Doris Sylvester, left, Jean Shepley, president Margaret Court, Sandra Close, secretary and councillor Edna Jacobs, Margaret Shepley, treasurer Dawn Bewn, Olive Dale and Lavinia Wade.

Pirie High School interschool sports day versus Kadina. The teams were: Football - J Kay (capt), R Truelove (v.capt), A Baldwin, B Brittain, W Bard, D Crocker, R Fowler, P Felici, R Gum, R Hutchinson, J Hobba, D Hobbs, K Jeffrey, D Laube, S LaForgia, J Manson, D Parker, M Spring, T Sly, T Thompson, S Whelan, N Wauchope. Basketball: Glenys Burford, Janet Hudson, Dianne Adams, Esme White, Marcia Doney, Irene Antonas, Kaylene Martin, Jennifer Miller.

Port Pirie Theatre Guild's production of Oklahoma opened. The cast were Rhonda Bowley, Shirley Patrick, Brian Tayler, Les Willson, Adrian Golding, Pauline Semmens, Peter O'Neill, John Lilywhite, Jack Higgs, Henk van de Water, Gloria Connelly, Bob Fenton. It was produced by Harry Madigan.

Bishop's Grocery Store in Eighth Street opened. A new fish and chip shop was on the same site.

Last Stride Medal win to Ray Rawlins by two points behind John Connelly with one envelope to be opened. Rawlins needed a first vote from the game to win - and got in.

Charming miniature debs and partners at the Town Hall in aid of St Mark's Cathedral. They were: Suzanne Case - Andrew Murdock, Cheryl Row - Mark Pearson, Lynette May - Terry McMahon, Ann Fiddaman - Hilary Raftery, Caresse Montgomery - Rodney Brown, Kaylene Lemm - Ronald Jones, Dora Salvemini - Michael Rubini, Carol Willis - Byran McBride, Ann Carol - John Malycha, Patricia Barry - Christopher Semmens, Deanna Pisani - Michael Meaney, Elizabeth Black - Robert Everett, Helen Webster - Michael Hancock, Diane Cousins - Jackie Roeters, Karen Owens - Christopher Backstrom, Carol Hanisch - Bruce Curtin, Susan Shepherdson - James Fitzgerald, Christine Dalton - Anthony Jones, Margaret Coonan - Gregory Coonan, Jennifer Stroud - John Robinson, Elizabeth Lemm - John Conley, Patricia Conlin - John Castle, Angela Mezzino - Ernie Salvemini, Bernadette Carmody - William Bogaents, Raelene Mezzino - Michael Harmer, Bernadette Jackson - Tony Jackson, Lois Everett - Michael Oxford, Rosemary Ward - Garry Lemm, Anne Amato - Gregory Carroll, Lynette Francis - John Harris, Mary McMahon - Cameron Colligan, Kathleen Benton - Stephen Thorpe, Sharon Martin - Gerald McBride, Diane Keane - John Ward, Kathryn Thornton - Phillip Tietz.

Another unwelcome weather record. Port Pirie was near the end of its first rainless June since readings were kept in 1877.

Pirie Block School was shut down after being unable to attract a teacher.

The Junior Bathing Beauty was Ilma Brown. The Senior Quest was won by Yvonne Patek.

K Stephanos and Sons Cafe and Milk Bar business in Ellen Street sold to Ron Sibley after 25 years. Later, it became Angie's Milk Bar.

Outstanding Pirie tennis junior Don Bessen won the South Australian Country Junior Singles.

Proprietary Football Club had five applications for the club's coaching position. They were Spero Kotaras, Bert Wiskar, Ralph Higgens, Jim Roseberg and Brian Veitch. Spero Kotaras was appointed.

Hugh Young won his 16th Singles Bowls Championship at the Port Pirie Bowling Club.

A new Methodist Church was opened on Afford Road.

Port Pirie Softball Association premiers were Saints. The team members were K Fraser, L Sanders, P Green, E Amundsen (capt), H Poulton, R Cobb, J Carwana, M Fraser, K Sadler.

F.O Ingerson and Co built five pensioner homes in Batty Street. L O'Loughlin Ltd built five more on Kingston Road and Port Davis Road.

J.W Callary opened a jewellery shop in Alexander Street.