Denise Jarrott, 16, was set to appear on television program National Star Quest. She attends Dee Jays School of Dance Whitsundays. Photo: Proserpine Guardian, March 5, 1981
Denise Jarrott, 16, was set to appear on television program National Star Quest. She attends Dee Jays School of Dance Whitsundays. Photo: Proserpine Guardian, March 5, 1981

40-year flashback: What was making news in Prossie Guardian

Here's what was making news in the Proserpine Guardian on March 5, 1981:

Mrs Vera McLennan

The retired school teacher was elected as the new president of the Proserpine Labour Party branch.

A percentage of all funds raised at the branch each year will be given to local charities.

Council employees appointed

Three new positions were filled.

They were Glen Gatton as works superintendent, Alan McDonald as sewerage treatment plant operator and Greg Paradise as apprentice carpenter.

Obituary

Longtime resident and well-known cane farmer Guiseppe Magnetti passed away on Friday.

A minute's silence was also observed at the council meeting in respect of recently deceased Mary Bolam.

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Rotary club news

Guest speaker John Stanwick described his extensive experiences with helicopters, including his current role as Ansett's chief helicopter pilot.

Following an inspection of Cedar Creek Falls by Ron Impey and Steve Helvig, Rotary undertook to install picnic tables and a barbecue at the falls and improve the walking track and car park.

Help for the aged was carried out with the erection of a garden shed in Marathon St by Bill Worthington, Dan Spencer and Alf Casey.

Airlie Beach Rotary president Bruce Finlay reported a strong foundation membership of 27.

Orchid Club

Mrs E Allan and Mrs A Bates were congratulated on winning 1980 Plant Awards for the high standard of orchids produced.

Help for the aged

Ranger guides Julie Gay, Helen Raiteri and Janelle Millward paid a 'clean-up' visit to the aged homes.

They were assisted by Lance Lloyd and Gerard and Paul Raiteri.

Ballet success

Denise Jarrott, 16, will appear on a television program on MVQ Channel 6, National Star Quest.

She was the youngest ballet dancer to pass her advanced certificate the previous year.

Bridge Club

Top scorers were Flo Gregson and Mavis Valmadre.

Thank you to the dedicated Proserpine Museum volunteers who collate the information we publish on the Whitsunday Times website each week.


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