On this day: What was making news 40 years ago
HERE'S what was making news in the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Guardian on November 7, 1980:
School captains meet minister
Proserpine State School captains Paul Bloxsom and Nola Radley met State Minister for Education Val Bird, who granted a school holiday.
At an earlier visit to the high school, Mr Bird spoke about a proposed expansion of manual arts teaching facilities in high schools.
Cannonvale high school
Mr Bird also raised the need for a future high school at Cannonvale due to recent rapid development.
He believed the site should be close to the primary school so some facilities could be shared between schools and with the community.
Melbourne Cup function
Proserpine Rotarians held the event at Wanderers Paradise, Airlie Beach.
A video cassette of the race was rushed from Proserpine courtesy of Fullers Radio and TV Service to cover the absence of live TV coverage at the venue and it was replayed on the screens.
Proceeds were donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Association.
Funeral services were organised for Valmai Merle Wales of Elaroo and Edward Alex Compton of Barry St, Proserpine.
There was a good turnout of 11 vessels for this week's Sabots race.
The winners were John Reinke and Shane Cridland in Teaser and Morris Law in Simplicity. These boys along with Matthew Gray and Cameron Scott were selected for North Queensland for the National Sabot Titles in Hobart.
Braemar Folk Museum
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Eight pairs took part in this week's competition.
Winning pairs were Jill Spencer and Dot Aspinal along with Doris Berkeley and Pat Aspinal.
Walkerston made a successful visit to Proserpine, winning both the men's and ladies' intertown trophies.
The only local winners for the men were Ted Jeppesen and Mal Lucas.
Fay Milne and Irene Ferraris led a closer encounter with the Walkerston ladies.
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