STUDENTS leaders were named at Warrnambool High School. Ken Radley and Susan Stalker were named as school captains. President of the School Representative Council was Michael Burnet, Lisa Tourney was vice-president, Jacinta Fish secretary and Jane Morrison treasurer.
KATE Taylor was appointed as the director of nursing at Warrnambol Base Hospital. Originally from New South Wales, Ms Taylor had also spent time working in Darwin and Fairfield Hospital in Melbourne.
WARRNAMBOOL City Council purchased a new computer for $130,000. It replaced machines bought eight years ago for $70,000. Staff were to receive a month’s training on how to use the computer.
A RENTAL accommodation crisis hit Warrnambool with real estate agents reporting long waiting lists for houses and flats. The ministry of housing said 230 people were on their waiting list while the Salvation Army had 20 families waiting for emergency accommodation.
AUSTRALIAN movies were the flavour of the month at the Warrnambool Drive-In. Phar Lap and The Man From Snowy River were both on the top of the screening rotation.
COUNTRY music legend Slim Dusty played at the Capitol Theatre. The Yambuk Miniature Deb Ball was held at the Yambuk Hall while the Commercial Hotel in Warrnambool had green beer on tap for St Patrick’s Day.
FITZROY and Hawthorn played a practice match at DC Farren Oval in Mortlake. Former Hampden league players Leon Harris, Bernie Harris and Gary Keane were all part of the Fitzroy team. The Hawks had some big guns playing including Leigh Matthews, Peter Knights, Chris Langford and Michael Tuck. With such a star-studded line-up, the Hawks won the game by 29 points. The star of the day for Fitzroy was champion forward Bernie Quinlan who booted nine goals.
TEENAGER Patrick Owen won the 25th Annual Hopkins River Mile Swim. Owen swam the course in 37 minutes, 32 seconds.
He was 24th across the line but the 23 swimmers in front of him were disqualified for breaking their handicap times.
IT was the month for football practice matches with Warrnambool and district league clubs Tower Hill and Grassmere having a hit-out at the Killarney Oval.
NESTLES won its ninth Warrnambool and District Cricket Association A grade premiership in 12 years when it defeated Kraft-Allansford in the final.
Nestles pacemen John Wrigley was the star, grabbing 4-34 from 15 overs.