A blast from the past: 1978

SEEKING PHOTOS: Business Port Augusta are seeking old and interesting photos of Commercial Road for a project.
SEEKING PHOTOS: Business Port Augusta are seeking old and interesting photos of Commercial Road for a project.

An estimated 600 school leavers in Northern Areas are expected to be faced with a tough battle to find employment.

Meanwhile, four matriculation students are sitting for Public Examinations Board exams in Port Augusta.

No less than 120 Year 11s will be seeking employment.

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More than 787 people attended the Lions Club glaucoma and hypertension test on Saturday.

Of the number, 42 were referred back to their doctor for further examination and possible treatment.

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Port Augusta’s Learner Permit driving course held at the College Of Further Education over the weekend was a first not only for this city, but also for the state.  

The results were most encouraging with 21 passing at this first attempt.

One of the students taking part was Miss Yvonne Black.

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Mr. John Zwar, Port Augusta Superintendent of Parks and Gardens, has returned from a Churchill Fellowship with much knowledge which should benefit Port Augusta and arid and semi arid regions.

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Shoes were on sale for Christmas – men’s from $27.99, women’s sandals from $11.99 available from popular shoe stores.

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Squash pennant winners Wendy Foster, Helen Almond, Carmel McHatton, Kay Fabre and Heather Whiting.

Individual award winners – Sandra Bowman (most consistent), Judy Kittel (most improved)

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Shirley’s Devils easy win. A1 Shirley’s Devils 47 d Red backs 19. Best for Shirley’s Devils – T Falconer, V Puddy, J Heneker. Red backs – W O’Reilly, D Curtis, K O’Reilly.

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Smith annihilates strong golf field – John Smith played an immaculate round of golf to completely annihilate the twilight season’s strongest field.

The club had been “burgled” recently and many players, when John’s score of net 24 was posted, thought the burglar had struck again.

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At the Cinema – 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY

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Port Augusta Emergency Services were placed on full alert about 12.45am on Saturday when news of the El Alamein helicopter crash was received.

Ambulance officers N Copley and L Kay were lifted  from the El Alamein helicopter pad to the scene together with army personnel.

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BIRTHS – McKNIGHT – to Les and Cheryl Brett Ryan , born 25-11-1978.

A brother for Chad and Leah. Special thanks to Sister French, Nurse Campbell and Dr McIntyre.

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It was happy and nostalgic occasion for Willsden Junior Primary School principal of 19 years Mrs Merrill who was farewelled at a surprise part last week.

Past and present parents of children from both junior primary and primary level attended.

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Mr and Mrs Ken Spargo presented the traditional key to the door to their son, Peter at a party also in attendance was Beverly Campbell.

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Augusta Park School bazar prizes presented to Rebecca King (decorated pram) Kathy Van Ruth (decorated bicycle) Sylvia Loran won a prize for her pet Siamese cat Amed Ming.

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Port August Homing Club held its annual presentation day and speaker sale at its clubrooms.

Auctioneer, John Pycroft  had a busy day with over 50 birds for sale. Top bird was Red by Jack Dorman.

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Pageant Queen Miss Vicki Burgess will be featured on one of the floats.

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Seven days of intense mock war has been completed by more than 1,000 soldiers from El Alamein Army Camp.

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JADE is back – for cabaret bookings contact John Perry.

Seeking old photos of Commercial Road

Business Port Augusta are seeking old and interesting photos of Commercial Road for a project.

Bring them along on Saturday morning to  the Augusta Market in front of "The Transcontinental" office.

This photo shows petrol pumps opposite the town hall.