Sticker of the week
Who left the bag of idiots open?
Did you know
Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world, a duck or a goose is watching you.
Your dad tells you he will pay you $6 an hour for the six seconds you take to wash your hands before dinner. How much did you make for washing your hands?
Seen at a cemetery: resident parking.’’
Seen on a nappy changing foldup table in the conveniences: ‘‘Please remove your baby before you close this lid.’’ ‘‘Future
Actual headline: ‘‘Man dead five years won’t be charged in skipping jury duty.’’
Seen in an advertisement for a fruit shop: ‘‘Special – Accursed onions of doom 39c/kg.”’’
A word that isn’t actually a word but should be:
‘Bedatorial’ (n): A long rambling speech made by a young child right before bedtime, detailing all the reasons why they should not or cannot go to bed.
Can you work out the title of this old Abbott and Costello movie from the following clue? ‘Mr Nicholson and the legume sprout.’
Which number key on your computer keyboard is also the $ sign? a. 8, b. 9, c. 4 or d. 5? 2. The acronym USB stands for? a. universal segmented bus, b. universal serial bus, c. unilateral semi binary or d. uniform standard build?
What name is given to a pictorial representation of a facial expression using letters, numbers and punctuation marks, usually written to express the sender's mood or feelings? a. Emoticon, b. Facie, c. Imagicon, or d. Logo?
As of July 2015, which became the most recent version of Windows for personal computers? a. Windows XP, b. Windows 7, c. Windows 11, or d. Windows 10?
What does DVD stand for? a. Digital Video Disc, b. Digital Versa- tile Disc, c. Dynamic Video Disc, or d. Data Visual Display
Recipe of the week
Creamy tuna bake
Ingredients 2 cups rigatoni pasta 40g butter 2 tbsp plain flour 600ml milk Three quarters cup grated tasty cheese 1 tbsp American mustard 425g can Greenseas Tuna Chunks in Springwater, drained 270g Golden Circle corn, drained Half cup Heinz frozen peas Half cup fresh breadcrumbs One quarter cup grated parmesan cheese Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste Shaved parmesan, to serve (optional) Method 1. Cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain. 2. Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add flour and cook, stirring for one minute. Add milk all at once, whisking continuously to prevent lumps. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened. Stir in half a cup of the tasty cheese and mustard. 3. Combine pasta with white sauce, tuna, corn and peas. Spoon the pasta mixture into a 2-litre capacity baking dish. 4. Combine breadcrumbs, remaining tasty cheese and parmesan and sprinkle over pasta mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes, or until golden. Serve with vegetables or salad. Serves: 6. Source: Greenseas.
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, February 3, 2007 Heathcote honoured its Australia Day award winners at a ceremony at Barrack Reserve on Friday. Achievers Sam Condon, Harold Fraser, Evelyn Harris, John McGillivray and David Thomas were selected by the Australia Day committee as worthy recipients for their community contributions over a long period.
Heathcote police were dismayed to see extensive burnout marks on the Northern Hwy on Monday morning. However, no-one contacted police to report the driving behaviour.
Community concerns at doctor shortages and the impact of increasing management costs on service provision at Heathcote hospital will be aired at a public meeting in the town on February 12.
A public consultation was conducted at Heathcote last week by the North Central Catchment Management Authority regarding the development of a Lake Eppalock Special Area Plan.
Australia Day was officially celebrated in Heathcote last Saturday morning when about 150 people gathered in front of the McIvor Shire Chambers for a barbecue sponsored by the council and the local Apex Club. Shire president Cr Peter Dale made the citizen of the year award presentations, firstly to the young citizen of the year, Joanne McAfee and citizen of the year, Mrs Ruby Elsbury.
The restoration work at the Barrack Reserve oval has appeared to run into further problems following the McIvor Shire Council meeting last week. The issue came to a head following the tabling of a letter from the president of the Heathcote Swimming Pool complaining about the levels of dust being experienced at the pool on windy days.
A married couple from South Heathcote have been charged with firstname.lastname@example.org
theft following the alleged attempt to steal a bundle of newspapers from outside the Heathcote newsagency last week.
The Heathcote Hospital Board of Management has announced the appointment of a new day care coordinator to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Mrs Lyn Suich.
TA large and enthusiastic attendance of over 50 football followers attended the public meeting in the RSL foyer last Friday evening. Mr Alan Smith was elected the first president of the newly formed club and Mr Syd Wickham was elected secretary. Mr Barry Height moved that one football club be formed in Heathcote; this was seconded by Mr Will Manton and carried with thunderous applause. Cr Jack McDonald said he was against the formation of one club and a lot of those who were against the one club were missing tonight, but as the decision was now made to have one club in Heathcote he wished it well. Finally, it was all sorted and St Kilda colours of red, white and black are to be worn.
Local bowlers also had their hour of triumph during the holiday weekend. The crack team of Tom Barri (skipper), Ron Parker (third), Tony Pangrazio (second) and Pat McMahon (leader), won the Kilmore open tournament after a play-off from a Broadford team.
At the Heathcote station yards on Monday afternoon last, a truck and tender (coal-car) were derailed during shunting operations. They did not in any way interfere with the passenger train which arrived at Bendigo on time. A relief train and gang was despatched to the scene from Bendigo and the work of lifting the truck and tender on to the line was carried out expeditiously.
Costerfield can claim connection with another VC hero. Residents are pleased to notice in some of Sydney’s leading dailies that Bomber A L Reid, son of Mr and Mrs A L Reid, of Rutherglen and Costerfield, has been successful in attaining that honour. He won his cross for repelling a counter attack till supports arrived, at one of the famous Somne engagements. Besides the VC he has achieved a DCM and is a King's Sergeant. On Thursday evening last, a sad drowning fatality occurred at Meadow Valley Creek, when a 10-yearold boy lost his life whilst fishing.
The Knowsley State School is starting the new year well for the school patriotic fund with four ‘‘queens’’, namely, Miss Myra Harrop, ‘Queen of Industry’; Miss Linz Evans, ‘Queen of Peace’; Miss Annie Hunter, ‘Queen of Charity’; and Miss Iris Chitts, ‘Queen of Railways’.
Have a laugh
Vincent Van Gogh’s family tree: His dizzy aunt: Verti Gogh. The brother who ate prunes: Gotta Gogh. The brother who worked at a convenience store: Stop N Gogh. The grandfather from Yugoslavia: U Gogh. The cousin from Illinois: Chi Ca Gogh. His magician uncle: Where-diddy Gogh. His Mexican cousin: Ami Gogh. The Mexican cousin’s American half-brother: Gring Gogh. The constipated uncle: Can’t Gogh. The ballroom-dancing aunt: Tang Gogh. The bird-lover Gogh. His nephew Gogh. The fruit-loving cousin: Man Gogh. An aunt who taught positive thinking: Way-to Gogh. The little bouncy nephew: Poe Gogh.. A sister who loved to disco: Go Gogh. And his niece who travels the country in a van: Winnie Bay Gogh.
Quote of the week
‘‘To worry is the worst way of predicting what will happen next. It achieves nothing while consuming a lot of your time and energy. Let things unravel and trust in your ability to overcome whatever comes your way.’’ - Dodinsky.
Brainteaser: 1 cent. Mystery movie: Jack and the Beanstalk.
1. c. 4; 2. b. Universal serial bus; 3. a. Emoticon; 4. d. Windows 10; 5. b. Digital Versatile Disc.
A group of young women are pictured here assembled in front of the Methodist Parsonage, with the church adjoining, in Heathcote during the early 1900s. Photo from
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