Mintaro News

[From our own Correspondent]
Mintaro, Tues, July 3/51.
Birthday Party—To celebrate Mr. P. Dunn’s birthday as a prelude to the Movie Ball in Clare last Wednesday, Mr. and Mrs. Dunn were host and hostess, and a very cheery 6 p.m. party at their home. A delicious buffet dinner was served and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Those present were:—Mrs L. and Miss D. Woods, Mr. ‘and Mrs. R. Hogarth, Mr. and Mrs. E. Jacka, Mr. and Mrs. B. Kluska, Mr. and Mrs. F. McNamara, Mr. and Mrs. E. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. R. Pulford Mr. and Mrs. M. Ridgway, Misses I. Puckridge and M. Jenner, and Messrs. V. Jenner, D. Willis and A. Gertau. After some rollicking: community singing to music provided by Mr. D. Willis at the piano, the party left per cars for the Clare Ball, and it was a fitting climax to a very happy evening. Mr. Ron Sullivan of 5AD gave Mr. Dunn a Cheerio Birthday Call over the ‘mike’ for his 21st or something—Congratulations!
This and That—See Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Mitchell revisiting Mintaro in their new ‘Holden’. It is very pleasing indeed to see this highly respectd (sic) couple back even for a short visit.
A good muster of men attended at Torr Park last Saturday morning to plant the trees along the front fence.
Coming home from Saddleworth last Saturday, after defeating the Blue and Golds, the Mintaro supporters in Lawrence’s bus were unfortunately delayed on the road near Leasingham for about an hour. I believe this is the first time that this pleasant mode of transport has ‘broken down’ while conveying the Mintaro folk to and from the various football fixtures.
Mr. Rex Midwinter spent last week-end at his home in Mintaro. He is full of plans for this new home at Broken Hill, where he is working. Best of luck, Rex !
Work has been begun on the ‘History of Mintaro’ book and while thanking all who have already contributed, I feel there are some families about which very little has been gleaned from sources available. Would any Mintaroite who knows of any humorous incident of the past, or outstanding or everyday occurrences in the lives of the people please let me have full details very very soon. Can anyone supply information about the old mounting stone in the Main Street? or when the Police Station was first opened? Any inforamtion however small will be gratefully accepted and used. Thank you!