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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS!
WE SUMMER BECAUSE...
40 YEARS AGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1972: The former
police sergeant's residence at Wallaroo will become
temporary quarters for the local National Trust muse-
um. Moonta Foodland store enters Wendy Carter into
the Checker-of-the-Year quest held in the Regency
Ballroom, Wayville. Stansbury colts cricketer Tim
Vince finishes with 6/8 from 3.3 overs including two
hat-tricks. Lynda Francis is born to Lorraine (nee Wal-
lis) and Jeffrey Francis on October 22. A committee at
Snowtown has started raising $16,000 for a communi-
ty club by means of $10 debentures. Moonta Food-
land, legs of lamb 48c/lb. Estate of Mary Eileen Saville
to offer the contents of the La Belle Frock Salon situat-
ed in Owen Terrace, Wallaroo. More than 100 Poll
Dorset rams sold to a top price of $90 and average
$56.62 at Anna Villa Stud's 11th annual sale.
30 YEARS AGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1982: There is a
dramatic sea rescue off the coast of Port Vincent after
the complete gutting by fire and subsequent sinking of
38-foot cabin cruiser, the Mary Jo. Former ALP politi-
cian Lloyd Hughes, of Wallaroo, celebrates his 70th
birthday on October 15. Belinda Bull is born to Paul
and Debra (nee Frost) on September 24. The operat-
ing theatre at the Snowtown Memorial Hospital is
being enlarged, including providing a doctors' change
room and scrub-up area. Minlaton Hockey Club tro-
phy winners are Carmel Whittaker, Michelle Russell,
Suzie Clift, Karen Smith and Andra Thomas. A display
of photographs and documents relating to the achieve-
ments of ex-Moonta resident Air Marshall Sir Richard
Williams is delivered to the Moonta National Trust.
20 YEARS AGO
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1992: Former Bute Pri-
mary School student Marc Simpson is awarded equal
first prize in the National Engineering Public Presen-
tation Competition. Sophie Coleman, of Ardrossan,
wins the Red Cross Baby Competition. Mike and
Krysia George (George's Family Store, Port Vincent)
sell their business to Jim and Shirley McCann. John
and Peggy Thyer are offering day cruises from Walla-
roo on their 35-foot yacht, Bilyara. Wendy Branson,
from the State Bank Kadina branch, will join the John
Martins-State Bank Christmas Pageant dressed as a
Mexican woman. Participating in the St Columba's
Memorial School, Yorketown, walkathon to Wool Bay
are Justin Wilde, Paul Williams, Di Franke, Brendan
Williams, Mark Dean and Chloe Franke.
10 YEARS AGO
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2002: SYP's second
$170million wind farm is proposed for 15km souteast
of Yorketown. Nancy Tong, 95, of Moonta, remembers
how the colour and spectacle of the first John Martins
Christmas Pageant in 1933 consisted of only eight
floats and four bands. LYPCA, Honiton 2/240 (M.
Tilbrook 122 n.o.) d Sunbury 198 (R. Gutsche 102).
Melton Olive Grove is producing the first commercial-
ly labelled and bottled extra virgin olive oil on Yorke
Peninsula. Construction beings for stage one at the
rear of the Elanora SYP Homes at Stansbury and
includes 16 new accommodation units.
THE Apex Outback Postie Bike
Ride has wrapped up for another
year, with 11 riders and six sup-
port crew from Yorke Peninsula
joining the four-day, 1100-kilome-
tre fundraising event.
A group of 72 riders set off from
Port Augusta on October 11 on
their trusty CT110 postie bikes,
tackling some of South Australia's
most challenging off-road terrain.
This year's ride raised more
than $97,000 to support people
affected by cancer through the
construction of the Apex Copper
Coast Family Retreats at North
Kadina rider Andrew Venning
was the highest fundraiser
with an outstanding contribution
"This was a wonderful oppor-
tunity to get together with a group
of mates and do something fun
for a great cause," Andrew said.
This is the third time Andrew
has participated in the ride,
which weaved its way through
the Flinders Ranges with
stopovers in Angorichina and
"The first day was challenging
as we encountered snow between
Port Augusta and Quorn, I can
honestly say I've never been so
cold, but the weather was kind to
us from there on," Andrew said.
"Apart from two broken
collarbones and some cuts
and bruises everyone made
it back in one piece and we
are now one step closer to open-
ing the first of the retreats."
The four three-bedroom
retreats will offer free accommo-
dation to people with cancer and
their families to enjoy a relaxing
break together during or after
"The first of the units is already
built at the North Beach Caravan
Park and now with the funds we
have raised this year we should be
able to have it up and running
within a month," Andrew said.
The Apex Outback Postie Ride
has raised more than $330,000
since its inception in 2007, the
funds from 2011 and 2012 have
gone towards the retreats.
Donations can still be made by
ON THEIR BIKE... YP riders and support crew who participated in this year's
Apex Outback Postie Bike Ride, Debbie Kelly, Neil Sawley, Andrew Venning,
Dale Sawley, Phillip Harris, Tim Millard, Phillip Pridham, Kieran Hill, Brad Baker,
Chris Graham, Benjamin Thyer, John Polyak, Shane Power and Randall Ireland.
Postie ride raises $97,000
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