Making headlines in March 1971: No mail for Hibbard was not good news as the cost of getting the news rose from 5 cents to 7 cents

Port Macquarie News - Monday 22 March 1971

Happy nuptials: Mr and Mrs Paul Steyger at their wedding reception at the Royal Hotel, 1971.

Happy nuptials: Mr and Mrs Paul Steyger at their wedding reception at the Royal Hotel, 1971.

News 7 cents

As of Monday, March 22, the price of the Port Macquarie News was increased from 5c to 7c. Rising costs in every phase of production and in materials have forced the price rise.

Subscription accounts paid annually at the News office will be adjusted from the end of the March quarter.

At all newsagencies and from the News office, from Monday, March 22, the News will sell at 7 cents a copy.

Wedding Bells

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Steyger were married in St. Agnes' Catholic Church, Port Macquarie on Saturday, March 13.

The bride, formerly Carol Denise Walsh, is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Walsh, of Lake Road, Port Macquarie. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Steyger, of Holland.

The bride was attended by her younger sister Miss Christine Ann Walsh. Best man was Laurie Fitzpatrick, of Sydney. The bride's gown was of brocaded satin and she wore a tulle veil.

The bride's going away outfit was white crepe slacks and a floral crepe top. The reception was held at the Royal Dining Room.

After a honeymoon along the South Coast the couple are to make their home at Chippendale

No mail for Hibbard

Forty-five members of Hibbard Progress Association were informed by Mr. J. R. Randall, District Postal Manager attached to Kempsey, that they could not have a postal delivery at present.

Mr. Randall attended the association's meeting on Thursday night at the request of the secretary, Mr. R. H. Stewart. President, Rennie Dick was in the chair.

Mr. Randall was informed that apart from the local residents approximately one hundred to one hundred and fifty extra people used the Post Office each week and at holiday periods up to 2000 extra people are located in the area.

Some residents stated that telegrams are often received three days after they are sent and others stated they had been forced to obtain letter boxes at the Port Macquarie Post Office, as previously they had waited twenty to thirty minutes at the local Post Office, often to be told that no mail was available.

This was mostly at holiday periods when the local Post Office Store was busy. It was pointed out to Mr. Randall that the Flynns Beach area had a mail delivery and a Post Office and it was considered Hibbard was entitled to the same facilities.

Mr. Randall said that his department had been forced to economise in many matters and if Hibbard was given a postal delivery, many other areas would demand the same facilities.

He further informed the meeting that he would endeavour to obtain some improvement in respect to prompt delivery of telegrams; also he would keep the matter of a postal delivery in mind and if it became at all possible, the service would be inaugurated.

Ready for fundraising: Carnival Queen candidate Jacky Buchanan relaxing at Town Beach, 1971.Photos: supplied by Port Macquarie Museum

Ready for fundraising: Carnival Queen candidate Jacky Buchanan relaxing at Town Beach, 1971.Photos: supplied by Port Macquarie Museum

Carnival Queen candidate

Miss Jacky Buchanan is the combined sporting clubs' queen candidate for the Easter Carnival of the Pines Queen competition. Jacky is the second candidate to nominate.

The other candidate is Beth Morcom who has been nominated as the Kooloonbung Business Queen. Beth is employed at the Travelodge Motel.

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