Sticker of the week

McIvor Times - - NEWS - Also seen in the clas­si­fieds: 100 years ago Mys­tery Movie: Scoundrels. Dirty Rot­ten

Based on the amount of laun­dry I do each week, I’m go­ing to as­sume there are peo­ple who live here who I haven’t met yet.

Did you know?

In the early 1900s, lob­ster was con­sid­ered ‘‘the cock­roach of the sea’’ and was fed to ser­vants, pris­on­ers and even peo­ple’s cats. Re­garded as a dish fit only for the poor, even hav­ing lob­ster shells in your house was looked upon as a sign of poverty!

Brain­teaser

Can you solve the fol­low­ing re­bus?

DAYSALLWORK

Silly signs

Seen un­der a sign for a Har­ley Dav­i­son re­tailer: “Your wife called and said it was ok.”

Seen in a phar­macy: “No­tice: This is a drug free work­place.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in the clas­si­fieds: “Butchered peas­ants for sale, $5 each. Ph...”

“Clean­ing: I do good work. Clean real nice. You’d like. Don’t call, I find you...”

Fun­tionary

Real words with mod­ern-day mean­ings:

“Lazi­ness” (n): Risk­ing drop­ping ev­ery­thing you’re car­ry­ing rather than mak­ing more than one trip to trans­port it.

Trivia chal­lenge

1. How many play­ers are there in a bas­ket­ball team? a. Five, b. Six, c. Seven or d. Ten.

2. What is the nick­name of the Aus­tralian Men’s bas­ket­ball team? a. Giants, b. Hoops, c. Tigers or d. Boomers.

3. What is the nick­name of the Aus­tralian Women’s bas­ket­ball team? a. Di­a­monds, b. Opals, c. Sap­phires or d. Ru­bies.

4. What is the term for us­ing a bas­ket­ball to per­form tricks? a. Free­lanc­ing, b. Freep­ass­ing, c. Freestyling or d. Freeform­ing.

5. Bas­kets of what type were orig­i­nally used as hoops dur­ing the early days of bas­ket­ball? a. Ap­ple, b. Orange, c. Apri­cot or d. Peach. is es­ti­mated that up to $8000 will have to be do­nated by the res­i­dents of the Heath­cote district to carry out this con­struc­tion.

At the Au­gust meet­ing of McIvor Coun­cil, an ob­jec­tion was lodged by 12 ratepay­ers to the coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to make a garbage de­pot in the vicin­ity of Red Hill. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser, September 6, 1917

Toob­o­rac: Pri­vate A Dick­in­son re­turned home on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, and the res­i­dents as­sem­bled in full force at the rail­way sta­tion to ten­der him a hearty wel­come on the plat­form, a beau­ti­ful flo­ral "Wel­come Home," worked in wat­tle blos­som, was dis­played when the train drew up and the young sol­dier stepped out. The school chil­dren un­der the head teacher, sang "Home Sweet Home." Mr John Gor­don, M L A, ex­tended to Pte Dick­in­son a very hearty wel­come on be­half of his fel­low cit­i­zens, and ex­pressed his sin­cere re­gret that he should have lost a limb (his left arm) in dis­charg­ing his duty to his King and coun­try.

Coster­field: A dis­as­trous fire oc­curred here at the res­i­dence of Mr David Davis dur­ing the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing. The whole of their nice com­fort­able five-roomed house with com­plete fur­nish­ing was to­tally de­stroyed. Just how the fire started is not known, but it is sup­posed that a spark from the fire, which was slightly burn­ing in the din­ing room when Mr and Mrs Davis re­tired, must have ig­nited the wall pa­per. It was only with con­sid­er­able dif­fi­culty that the un­for­tu­nate cou­ple es­caped.

Have a laugh

Jake burst through the front door and raced over to his Dad. ‘‘Dad!’’ he puffed, ‘‘Is it true that an ap­ple a day keeps the doc­tor away?’’ ‘‘Yep, that's what they say Son,’’ his Dad af­firmed. ‘‘Well, I need an ap­ple quick!” the boy urged, “I ac­ci­den­tally kicked the footy through Doc­tor Browns front win­dow!’’

Quote of the week

“Life is like rid­ing a bi­cy­cle. To keep your bal­ance, you must keep mov­ing.”

— Al­bert Ein­stein.

An­swers

Brain­teaser: All in a days work. Trivia: 1. a. Five, 2. d. Boomers, 3. b. Opals, 4. c. Freestyling, 5. d. Peach.

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