Murray Valley Standard throwback Thursday, January 10, 1984

From the archives of The Murray Valley Standard, January 10, 1984.

New greyhound club formed

Murray Bridge Plumpton Coursing Club has changed its name to Murray Bridge Greyhound Racing Club.

The club was seeking registration of a proposed straight track with the Greyhound Racing Control Board and president Morris “Tiny” Stringer said a coursing club could not register.

Plans involve building clubrooms which would be shared with baseball, soccer, darts and football clubs.

Queen returns to M Bridge

Goolwa-based tourist vessel the Murray River Queen will berth at a new site at Kooringal Park, Murray Bridge.

The vessel had previously moored at the town wharf in Murray Bridge during its five-day return cruise from Goolwa, but operators said noise from nearby rail yards and dust from trucks had disturbed passengers.

Work starts on Sturt Reserve

A preliminary program for developing Sturt Reserve to 1991, at a cost of three quarters of a million dollars, was approved by Murray Bridge council last month.

Features of the work program include closing the caravan park by June 1986.

Medicare confusion

Murray Bridge’s doctors are confused about Medicare’s possible effect on their practices, only weeks before the introduction of the scheme.

Opposition Senator Don Jessop warned the plan would force doctors to bulk bill.

Meningie wins thriller

Tailem Bend lost narrowly to Meningie in Saturday’s Murray Towns Cricket Association A grade game.

Meningie scored 6/196 to give them victory by only five runs; main run-getters were T Reid, J Wright (55), A Wright (24) and P Davies (22).

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This week in history

10 years ago: January 8, 2009

Karoonda’s Corey Knight and Meningie’s Stewart Williss were selected in the South Australian Outbacks country cricket squad.

20 years ago: January 12, 1999

Trainees were unsure how they would be affected by a new $1 per curriculum hour training fee.

40 years ago: January 11, 1979

Federal MP James Porter said it was ridiculous that fuel companies should charge 20 cents per litre in Adelaide and 25c in Murray Bridge.

80 years ago: January 13, 1939

Gardens wilted, hospital patients sweltered and Mobilong councillors met without wearing jackets as the temperature in Murray Bridge soared to 117 degrees Fahrenheit.