Here’s what was making news on February 5, 1981:
Shire chairman Peter Faust presented the Young Citizenship Award to Jeanette Dammash for her work helping crippled children.
The Senior Award went to Muriel Soden in recognition of years of devotion to the less fortunate.
Proserpine Awareness Committee
PACE advertised for a replacement liaison officer.
Ian Smith noted local industries were “booming to a degree” but there was an air of complacency among some business people.
Sides of Victorian lamb cut, packed and labelled were on sale at Lott’s Butchery for $1.79 per kilo.
Appreciation from Naples
Thanks were received by Lions secretary Wally Hinschen for the organisation of an appeal fund to help earthquake victims in Naples.
North Queensland Zone of ABCA
Nev Smith, Cheryl Raiteri and Lui Raiteri were all elected as executive members of the competitive wing of ABCA.
Los Angeles here we come
Ten local tourism ambassadors are joining the inaugural flight to Los Angeles from Townsville to promote tourism in the Whitsundays.
The local Charter Boat Owners Association has released a brochure to add to the promotion in the USA.
New business people in Airlie
Doug Mayson purchased Ampol Service Station at Cannonvale.
Warren Kinder, an avid fitness fanatic, became manager of Airlie Fitness Centre and a special furniture shop Simply Elegant was opened by Graham and Val Aberline at Airlie Beach. Nursing home for Proserpine
The possibility of building a small nursing home was discussed at a meeting of the Aged Persons Society.
The Whitsunday Wanderer returned for regular daily cruises in the area.
Source: Whitsunday Times