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McIvor Times - - NEWS - Ac­tual head­line: Mo­tel,” the (Booneville, 2. 3. 4. 5. 25 years ago 50 years ago 100 years ago

If you think no­body cares if you are alive, try miss­ing a cou­ple of car pay­ments.

Did you know?

A Tas­ma­nian com­pany in­vented the notepad in 1902. Prior to that, writ­ing pa­per was sold as loose sheets.


A man hid a ring in one of three boxes for his fi­ance´e to find. Each box had a clue at­tached, but only one clue was true. Box 1’s clue said it held the ring. Box 2’s clue said it was empty. Box 3’s clue said Box 1 did not hold the ring. Which box held the ring?

Funny signs

Seen on a tem­po­rary fence at a con­struc­tion site: “Sorry for the in­con­ve­nience If Rome was built in a day, we would have used the same con­trac­tor.”

Seen on a ban­ner hang­ing from the bal­cony of a build­ing lo­ca­tion un­known: “GS Reddy Boys Hos­tel. Mess card avail­able. Free In­ter­net Wife Avail­able.”

On the menu

Strange menu trans­la­tions: “The spirit forks the fever,” (Asia).

“The gold medal burns goose,” (Asia).

“Eco Bal­ance Chardon­nay Chile: Fresh, melony and trop­i­cal smelling, with a bit of warm ra­di­a­tor dust,” (Un­known).

News­pa­per fun

Seen in an ad­ver­tise­ment for se­cond-hand cars: “94 Buick Rec­tal Cus­tom, V6, 3.8, Auto, Air, P/S .... $4,995.”

“Mimes banned for abu­sive lan­guage.”

Funny busi­ness

A col­lec­tion of hu­mor­ous ac­tual busi­ness names:

“Sweat Bros. Auto Shop” (run by Tommy Sweat, Owens­boro, Ken­tucky).

“At­lasta Mis­souri).

“Ad­dic­tions To Go,” (con­ve­nience store, Wal­dorf, Mary­land).

Trivia chal­lenge

1. Which com­pany has a meerkat named Alexan­der Orlov and Baby Oleg as its icon? a. iS­elect, b. Canstar, c. Com­pare the Mar­ket or d. Pro­gres­sive On­line.

Which sports cloth­ing com­pany has a crocodile as its logo? a. Adidas, b. La­coste, c. Speedo or d. Con­verse.

Which not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion has a panda as its logo? a. WWF (World Wide Fund for Na­ture), b. Friends of the Earth, c. Green­peace or d. Pro­ject AWARE.

What is the name of the car­toon bird mas­cot which ap­pears on boxes of Froot Loops? a. Bella Rosella, b. Cock­a­too Blue, c. Pel­i­can Stan or d. Tou­can Sam.

Which iconic cars em­blem fea­tures a horse and antlers? a. Porsche, b. Peu­geot, c. Alfa Romeo or d. Fiat.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 2011 re­lease movie from the fol­low­ing clue?

Por­ta­ble light of a com­bi­na­tion of blue and yel­low.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary 1, 2006 A large crowd gath­ered in the shade at Bar­rack Re­serve to wit­ness Neville Gilmore, Bar­bara Walker-Don­nelly, Alan Brown and Fiona But­ler awarded the McIvor Cit­i­zens of the Year … Mia Mias Ci­ti­zen of the Year Jim Ben­nett re­ceived a cer­tifi­cate of recog­ni­tion from Cr Carmel Bar­rot…

Heathcote Ju­nior Fire Brigade sent a team of rep­re­sen­ta­tives to com­pete in the Mooroopna Ju­nior Fire Brigade Demon­stra­tion on Jan­uary 14. The Heathcote team per­formed with mixed suc­cess in hot con­di­tions against 20 other bri­gades. Heathcote’s Ewan Mid­dle­ton ran the un­der 17 hy­drant race in 13.86 sec­onds to fin­ish in third place. Dal­las Mid­dle­ton col­lected a run­ner-up tro­phy in the un­der 14 one man mar­shall, run­ning a time of 31.01 sec­onds … Ewan Mid­dle­ton cleared the track in his last event for the day, win­ning the un­der 17 one man mar­shall in 26.10 sec­onds. Heathcote also had a team at the Benalla Demon­stra­tion on Jan­uary 22. Dal­las Mid­dle­ton won the un­der 14 one man mar­shall event…

Heathcote cy­clist An­drew Ma­son, who only re­cently re­turned to the sport af­ter nu­mer­ous in­juries, won one of his cy­cling club’s most sought af­ter tro­phies in con­vinc­ing style re­cently. The David Ca­puano Me­mo­rial Cy­cling (tro­phy). The McIvor Times, Jan­uary 31, 1991 Bendigo CIB are con­tin­u­ing their in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the at­tack on a Puck­a­pun­yal school teacher at the Toob­o­rac Ho­tel on Jan­uary 20. A group of nine males had con­sumed a quan­tity of al­co­hol in the ho­tel be­fore a dis­pute broke out over a torn $10 note of­fered to the pub­li­can’s wife. The teacher had told them to be quiet when they be­came very vo­cal. As the group of men pre­pared to leave, two of them as­saulted him.

In bril­liant sun­shine on Satur­day morn­ing the crowds gath­ered out­side the Shire Of­fices in Heathcote to cel­e­brate Aus­tralia Day … The Cit­i­zen­ship cer­e­mony saw Mr Ge­orge Mabon and Frances, Dou­glas and David Al­lan be­come Aus­tralian cit­i­zens…

The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary 2, 1966 Coun­cil to build fore­mans res­i­dence pub­lic crit­i­cism an­swered: The fact that there had been some crit­i­cism by ratepay­ers of the ac­tion of the coun­cil in sell­ing a block of land and then re­pur­chas­ing at a higher fig­ure to erect a res­i­dence for the fore­man, was re­ferred to at the meet­ing of the McIvor Coun­cil on 20th Jan­uary, and Cr Hill, as a for­mer mem­ber of the Prop­er­ties Com­mit­tee, gave an ex­pla­na­tion which he said should sat­isfy the crit­ics.

The driver of a semi-trailer had a lucky es­cape from se­ri­ous in­jury when the ve­hi­cle col­lided with the bridge rail­ings near the “Ben Nevis” at 8pm last night. The truck, owned by E C Scown, of Lake Boga, was trav­el­ling north and it is be­lieved that steer­ing fail­ure caused the ac­ci­dent. The rail­ing on the west side of the bridge was torn off and the semi, laden with two new cars, ca­reered down a steep em­bank­ment. The front wheels of the ve­hi­cle were torn off by the im­pact. The driver es­caped in­jury. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser,

Fe­bru­ary 3, 1916 The movies on Satur­day evening at­tracted a packed house, and an ex­cel­lent pro­gramme of pic­tures was de­picted on the can­vas. Per­haps, one of the best films was of the Ger­man-Franco war in 1870 . . . The peo­ple of Heathcote are in­deed to be en­vied for be­ing for­tu­nate enough to have a pic­ture show of their very own, as by spend­ing a shilling with the Fire Brigade Bi­o­graph, they are not send­ing the money out of the town.

Mr Ed­ward En­right had the mis­for­tune to meet with a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent while at work on night­shift at the Big Mine last Fri­day night. He was en­gaged as brace­man, but went below on a tank to ad­just the bear­ers at No 6 level. Some­how he must have missed his foot­ing and was thrown heav­ily against the tank, frac­tur­ing the jaw bones, and also in­jur­ing his nose. He was im­me­di­ately taken to Dr Owen's surgery, and thence to Nurse Mor­ley's pri­vate hos­pi­tal, where he is pro­gress­ing fa­vor­ably.

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