On this day: What was making news 40 years ago
HERE'S what was making news in the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Guardian on October 17, 1980:
Citizens' military forces
Members of the Ayr, Bowen and Proserpine CMF on a reconnaissance to the top of Mt Dryander were surprised to discover that someone had been there before.
In 1961 a group of Scouts scaled the mountain and left a scroll of paper in a watertight tin with a pencil to record names of those who reached the top.
Mr and Mrs Tom Carey have returned from a four-month holiday overseas.
Mrs Carey visited relatives in Ireland and Mr Carey caught up with wartime friends in England.
Whitsunday coast news
The president of the Whitsunday Lions Club presented a cheque for $1500, proceeds of Harvest Beach Carnival, to the officer-in-charge of the ambulance sub-centre at Cannonvale, John Lahney.
While the Gray family were fishing off Fairy Reef in their boat Charisma, their grandson Glen hooked a big sail fish.
He revelled in the beauty of it "walking in the water" while he played the fish, taking 20 minutes to land it.
Airlie Beach Youth Group happened on the North Queensland Hang Gliding Championships while on a casual bush walk, also spotting a platypus.
Jack McLaughlin and Tom Vievers, ex-state and international cricketers, visited the high school last Sunday to share some of the final points of the game with the Proserpine boys.
The first Digger's Cup Pairs of the '80s was played at the local bowls club over the weekend and as usual was an outstanding success.
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