Sticker of the week
When it comes to a recipe for a disaster, some people thrive on being the main ingredient.
Did you know?
In 1879, cats were used for a mail service in Liege, Belgium. 37 cats were used to carry bundles of letters to villages within a 30km radius of the city centre. Not surprisingly, the experiment failed as the cats proved to be undisciplined and unreliable!
The reflection of a clock face appears to show the time as 2.30. What time is it really?
Seen somewhere in Asia: den with Curled Poo.”
Also seen somewhere in Asia: “Dying right here is strictly prohibited.” “Gar-
Seen in the classifieds: “Antique Desk Suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers...”
“Ocean conditions perfect for bottom grabbers.”
Real words with modern-day meanings:
“Poor” (adj): Having too much month at the end of your money.
1. Which country was the first to adopt postcodes in 1942? a. Australia, b. France, c. USA or d. Germany.
2. The first postage stamp ever issued contained an image of Queen Victoria’s face. What was it called? a. Penny Dreadful, b. Penny Black, c. Penny Farthing or d. Penny Royal.
3. Someone who collects postage stamps and/or studies them is formally referred to as a what? a. Philatelist, b. Phillumenist, c. Scripophilist or d. Deltiologist.
4. The very first national stamp released in Australia in 1913 featured which animal with a map of Australia in the background? a. Emu, b. Platypus, c. Kangaroo, or d. Koala.
5. Which is the only country that does not feature its name on its postage stamps? a. Italy, b. The first birthday party for the Heathcote Gumnut Guides was described as an outstanding success in the May 1995 newspaper report. A full unit of girls attended and North Central region commissioner Jean Goodridge presented each girl with a special badge. Guide leader Sue Bier was a guest and joined in the festivities along with gumnut leader Carol McLellan, assistant Leah Kelly punched the local dough at the corner bakery...
The July meeting of the Heathcote Musical Society, held at the home of Mr and Mrs J McHarg, attracted a record number of members and friends, with visitors from Kilmore, Bendigo and Elmore.
A letter tabled at the last meeting of the McIvor Council and received with some expressions of satisfaction, contained an intimation from the Country Roads Board that it was prepared to make a grant towards the construction of the Moorabbee Foreshore Road at Lake Eppalock.
After the Seconds football match at Heathcote on Saturday, central umpire B Lonsdale reported J Francis of the Rushworth club for swearing. The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, August 16, 1917 Graytown: After the heavy rain on Friday last, the Major's creek was in high flood, and before daylight over three hundred crossbred weaners belonging to Mr W Crossle were hemmed-in on an island near Messrs O'Connor Bros place. Mr Wm O'Connor informed the owner of the plight his sheep were in, and he, with several men, proceeded to the rescue. With the aid of Messrs John, James and W OConnor, who had a boat handy, the work of rescue was commenced. About five o'clock in the evening the last of the sheep were placed on safe ground. It was only by the great energy of the willing workers that Mr Crossle was saved a considerable loss. The Iast of the sheep removed were up to their bellies in the water when their turn for a sea trip arrived. It is common knowledge in this neighbourhood that when there is a flood, a bush fire or any other untoward event, that the OConnors are, if not the first to render assistance, they are always there.
and guide helpers Ebony McLellan and Elizabeth Weaver and the birthday cake was donated by Eva Hicks.