Murray Valley Standard Throwback Thursday: October 13, 1987

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, October 13, 1987.

Mannum may quit RMFL

The future of the local football club will hang in the balance at a special meeting of members tonight.

A petition signed by 15 members was presented ... demanding that a general meeting be called to discuss a proposal for the club to switch from the River Murray Football League to the Hills Football League.

Mannum already plays some of its sport in the ranges area.

The cricket side plays in the Torrens Valley association, Mannum Bowling Club has long been a member of the Hills Bowling Association, and the junior soccer players are part of the Hills Soccer Association.

Ghost smiles on Randell reunion

The ghost of William Beavis Randell must have been smiling yesterday.

The reason was a reunion for his descendants, about 300 of them, on the recreation ground.

The reunion marked the climax of three days of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the arrival of William Beavis and Mary Ann Randell and their seven children aboard the Hartley at Holdfast Bay in October 1837.

Greater awareness of cause of family failure

Many people throughout the world were starting to realise that the permissive society was responsible for the high divorce rate, Mothers Union world president Mrs Hazel Treadgold said in Murray Bridge on Saturday.

She did not want a return to the Victorian era.

But if children were not brought up in the morals and rules of family life, they would have nothing against which to judge their own behaviour.

Small garden owner wins top prize

Small gardens can be prize winners, as Murray Bridge woman Mrs Thesla Antel discovered to her delight last Friday.

Mrs Antel, of River Street, was the outright winner of the third annual Murray Bridge City Lions garden competition, judged by Adelaide Botanical Gardens director Dr Brian Morley.

Sheridan wins cycling title

Local high school student Sheridan Holland, 14, won a gold medal and a 10-speed bike in the under-14 boys’ final of the Australian Amateur Cycling Federation National Schools Championships in Sydney last Wednesday.

Sheridan won his heat by cycling 700 metres in 36.3 seconds.

“I was sure I’d ridden faster than my opponent, from Queensland, but he recorded the faster time,” he said.

It was later discovered that the clock wires were crossed and the winning time actually belonged to Sheridan.

For sale

  • Lamb cutlets, $2.49/kg at Meat Barn
  • Pixi Foto Christmas card, $1.98 at Woolworths
  • Nettex continuous scrim curtaining, $7.99/m at Bells

This week in history

10 Years Ago: October 12, 2007

SAFM radio stars Hamish Blake and Andy Lee visited Tailem Bend during their Caravan of Courage tour of Australia.

20 Years Ago: October 14, 1997

The Liberals’ Peter Lewis pledged to support job creation after being re-elected as the state Member for Hammond.

40 Years Ago: October 13, 1977 

Meningie District Council agreed to let Tailem Bend join the Peake district, costing it half its area and rates income.

80 Years Ago: October 15, 1937

A disappointing attendance was recorded at a cycling and athletics event held at Murray Bridge Oval for Eight Hours Day.