On this day: What was making news in Guardian 40 years ago
HERE'S what was making news in the Proserpine Guardian on December 12, 1980:
Edward (Ned) Henry Paradies, 65, died last Friday on Hayman Island where he had worked for many years.
Born in Proserpine, Mr Paradies had been a well-known cyclist and cricketer.
The marriage of Mr and Mrs J Collins took place at Wild Life, Airlie Beach.
The bride was formerly Sue Stanley of Proserpine.
Constable S J O'Connell from Mackay has commenced duties in Proserpine.
Observatory changes hands
The Hook Island Underwater Observatory was sold to Oriental Express (Transport) Pty Ltd headed by John Hannay, which had exciting plans for future development.
SES controller retires
Mr Ron Horsford announced his retirement from the SES after 19 years as controller.
Deputy Shire Chairman Cr Dray thanked Mr Horsford for his dedicated service.
Mr Aldo Cantamessa was to take over the position.
Local couple on Today Tonight
When Dr John Parker and his wife were interviewed by Colin McCrae they asserted it is a right not a privilege of a parent to visit their baby while it is in premature intensive care.
Proserpine Primary School P & C Association
The body was in the process of raising funds to build a covered area for physical education activities during wet or hot weather, to avoid walking up to the RSL.
Seventeen pilots competed in the last competition.
Outright winner was Gail Walsh, followed by Rodney Norman and Jack Spruce.
The Golfer of the Year Trophy was awarded to Jacques Francheschi.
Winners of the Associates Canadian Foursomes were M Pepper and P Grosskreutz.
In A-Grade, Ayr defeated Proserpine despite good batting from Neil Petersen and Michael Dobe.
Wickets were shared between Tom Doolan, Peter Jeffries and Graham Shoebridge for the local team.
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