A blast from the past: 1978

FLASHBACK: Paul Virgo, aged 10, was in his glory onboard HMAS 'Ibis' when it was open for public inspection. Decked out in a steel helmet and anti flash gear, young Paul looked the part as he manned the Bofors gun.

FLASHBACK: Paul Virgo, aged 10, was in his glory onboard HMAS 'Ibis' when it was open for public inspection. Decked out in a steel helmet and anti flash gear, young Paul looked the part as he manned the Bofors gun.

Mr Corrie Dewit is the new officer in charge of the Port Augusta Police Station. Mr Dewit, a sergeant first class replaces Sergeant Cyril Deed.

Port Augusta received two prizes in the KESAB Tidy Towns. Mr Danny Gordon received a cheque on behalf of Caritas College. Mr Gordon said Caritas College had an enrolment of 65 students and the activities were designed to create civic pride and awareness, both of which had an important place in the school’s curriculum.

Port Augusta Apexians were successful In the District 6, Zone 8 debating competitions. Apex President Mr Trevor Parker received the trophy shield from team members Robin Anderson, Richard Hails and David Althorp.

14” Colour Television available from O’Connells for the low price of $419.

“Hooky” Footner back at his best. Les Footner returned to his best golf form with great rounds last week and this week. “Hooky” had an almost immaculate 73 net 60 to win the trophy donated by Kevin Markham.

Great finish in Married Women’s Netball. West and Willsden fought out a great match before West won the A grade grand final West 30 d Willsden 27. Best for West C Shillabeer. Willsden J Heneker.

Stirling North Kindergarten held its first fete with a barbecue and stalls, chocolate wheel, horse rides and trampolines as added attractions. the committee has Mrs Vern Zanker as president and Mrs Lyn Carpenter as secretary and Mrs C McMahon as treasurer.

Willsden centreman, John Noonan has scooped the pools in all major Port Augusta football awards. As well as winning the Madigan Medal, he also won O’Connells-Rank Arena footballer of the year, Hannahville Hotel President’s Trophy and the Staminade Best Place Man. Noonan pled 25 votes, five firsts, two seconds and six third preferences with his nearest rival Mick Foote of West Augusta on 16.

Willsden centreman, John Noonan has scooped the pools in all major Port Augusta football awards.

There were 86,206 book, paperback and periodical loans from the Port Augusta Public Library during the past year, an increase of more than 1200 over the previous year.I n her annual report to the City Council, the librarian Mrs Cynthia Collins said the increase is particularly evident in the paperback section.

A honeymoon on a houseboat is the choice of Mr and Mrs Malcolm Mitchell who were married at St Augustine’s Church. The bride is Karen Ann only daughter of Mr and Mrs Gordon Faulkner

Quorn Centenary - The Centenary Queen will be crowned at the Welcoming Ball by the 1928 Queen of the commerce, Mrs R.W. Klaebe. there were 11 entrants, they were Treena Hartman , Janis Key, Beryl Woodman, Wendy Paynter, Wendy Freebairn, Leanne Eckert, Karen Fleming, Brenda McHugh, Jenny Dalton, Lynette Wand Sharon Finlay. The flower girl s he Mayor’s granddaughter Bronwyn Flower.

Port Augusta Rotary Club called a public meeting to form a Tramping (bushwalking) Club.