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McIvor Times - - NEWS - 25 years ago 50 years ago 100 years ago John Wooden. Mys­tery Movie: Nev­erEnd­ing Story. The

My cook­ing is so fab­u­lous, even the smoke alarm cheers me on!

Did you know?

Es­ca­la­tors are a real nov­elty in the US state of Wy­oming, with only two in ex­is­tence across the en­tire state.


What an­swer do you get when you mul­ti­ply all the num­bers on a tele­phone key­pad?

Silly signs

Seen on the door of the public con­ve­niences, lo­ca­tion un­known: “Rest room out of odor.”

An out-of-or­der sign on an ATM: “Tiny money count­ing gnome is out sick.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in a su­per­mar­ket ad: “Camp­bells Chicken Nee­dle Soup 59c.”

Seen in the clas­si­fieds: “Found: Dirty white dog … looks like a rat. Bet­ter be re­ward! Call…”


Real words with mod­ern-day mean­ings:

To­mor­row (n): A mys­ti­cal land where 99 per cent of all hu­man pro­duc­tiv­ity, mo­ti­va­tion and achieve­ment is stored.

Trivia chal­lenge

1. What is the small­est bird in Aus­tralia? a. Cal­ibri, b. Wren, c. Wee­bill or d. Swal­low.

2. Ev­ery­body knows par­rots can im­i­tate hu­man voices, but what other bird, na­tive to Aus­tralia, has sound mim­ick­ing abil­i­ties? a. Lyre­bird, b. Budgeri­gar, c. Mag­pie or d. Kook­aburra.

3. How many species of birds are there in Aus­tralia? a. About 800 species, b. About 1200 species, c. About 1800 species or d. About 2300 species.

4. What forms the ma­jor part of a Honeyeater’s diet? a. Honey, b. In­sects, c. Meat or d. Nec­tar.

5. Which bird of prey, found Aus­tralia-wide, is the fastest mem­ber of the an­i­mal king­dom? a. Grey Fal­con, b. Black Fal­con, c. Blue Holden, d. Pere­grine Fal­con.

Recipe of the week

Gluten-Free Choco­late Cake In­gre­di­ents: 200g dark cook­ing choco­late, bro­ken 200g but­ter, chopped 5 eggs 1 and 1/4 cups Bund­aberg Caster Sugar 2 tsp vanilla ex­tract 3/4 cup gluten-free SR flour 1/3 cup co­coa 1 and 1/4 cups al­mond meal Bund­aberg Pure Ic­ing Sugar, for dust­ing Thick cream, to serve Method: 1. Pre­heat oven to 160 de­grees cel­sius. Grease and line base and sides of a 23cm round cake pan with bak­ing paper.

2. Place choco­late and but­ter in a heat­proof bowl over sim­mer­ing wa­ter. En­sure that the base of the bowl does not touch the wa­ter. Stir oc­ca­sion­ally, un­til smooth. Set bowl aside to cool slightly.

3. Place eggs, caster sugar and vanilla in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer un­til thick and pale (about 8 min­utes). Add choco­late mix­ture and beat to com­bine.

4. Sift flour and co­coa to­gether and add to choco­late mix­ture along with al­mond meal. Mix un­til com­bined.

5. Pour mix­ture into pre­pared pan and bake for 50 min­utes. Cake will still be a lit­tle soft in the cen­tre. Cool in the pan. Cake will de­flate slightly on cool­ing.

6. Re­move from pan and dust with ic­ing sugar. Serve with thick cream.

Serves: 10. Source: Bund­aberg Sugar.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 1984 chil­dren’s movie from the fol­low­ing clue? The in­ces­sant al­le­gory.

Odd spot

In what could go down in his­tory as the weirdest, most em­bar­rass­ing and most dis­as­trous date ever, a woman had to be res­cued by emer­gency ser­vices af­ter she be­came trapped head­first in a cav­ity be­tween two win­dows at her date’s house. The woman was on a first date with a man she met on Tin­der and had been in­vited back to his place. Ev­ery­thing was go­ing nicely un­til she had to use the loo and dis­cov­ered to her hor­ror that it wouldn’t flush. Clearly too em­bar­rassed to leave her de­posit sit­ting in the bowl for her date to dis­cover later, she fished it out of the bowl, wrapped it in paper and threw it out the win­dow, as­sum­ing it would land in the gar­den. But when she re­alised that rather than a gar­den, the only thing on the other side of the win­dow was an­other win­dow with a tiny 18-inch (46cm) wide cav­ity in be­tween, she pan­icked and tried to re­trieve it. And the rest is his­tory.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, Septem­ber

12, 2007 Heath­cote’s new Cen­tre­link agency was of­fi­cially opened by Sen­a­tor Michael Ron­ald­son on Thurs­day.

A power black­out af­fect­ing more than 670 South Heath­cote res­i­dents last week was caused by downed power lines. Res­i­dents were left with­out power for al­most 10 hours...

Heath­cote RSL hall is fi­nally re­ceiv­ing a facelift, more than two years af­ter the City of Greater Bendigo bud­get al­lo­cated funds for the work … Work­men were busy last week ren­der­ing the out­side of the hall and up­dat­ing ex­te­rior light­ing. The McIvor Times, Septem­ber

13, 1992 McIvor Shire Coun­cil has de­cided to take the op­por­tu­nity to up­grade the Bar­rack Re­serve as its ma­jor project, us­ing funds pro­vided by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment.

The paint had barely dried on the re-mark­ing of car park­ing bays in High Street when the McIvor Shire Coun­cil de­cided, on a split vote, to re­move the bike path and the con­tro­ver­sial con­crete blocks from the West­ern side of High Street at last Thurs­days coun­cil meet­ing.

A de­ci­sion was made at the Bendigo Re­gional Scout meet­ing last week to re­lo­cate one of the two Heath­cote scout huts, which are no longer used since cubs and scouts folded, to the ac­tive Axedale cub and scout group. It is un­der­stood the sec­ond hut, which is not in as good con­di­tion, is only suit­able for dis­man­tling…

The McIvor Times, Septem­ber

12, 1967 At the public meet­ing called by the chair­man of the Heath­cote Med­i­cal Com­mit­tee (Mr J Hill) on Thurs­day night last, a rep­re­sen­ta­tion of about 50 ci­ti­zens at­tended ... Mr F J Gran­ter, MLC said it was im­per­a­tive to have an ap­peal for a doc­tors res­i­dence as with­out a doctor there was no se­cu­rity in the town ... Cr McMa­hon, in sup­port­ing the mo­tion, said that in the past the peo­ple of Heath­cote had do­nated $10,000 in 10 weeks to build the RSL Hall, and $8000 to build the swim­ming pool ... Prom­ises of do­na­tions to the value of $1260 were im­me­di­ately made...

A lo­cal Apex Club was of­fi­cially formed at a din­ner func­tion held in the RSL Hall on the night of 2nd Septem­ber.

The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­vertiser, Septem­ber 13, 1917

The bazaar, in aid of the build­ing fund of the new Coster­field hall was a great fi­nan­cial suc­cess, the final bal­ance sheet is not yet pre­pared but some­thing like £110 will be cleared.

The Toob­o­rac Wel­come Home Com­mit­tee ten­dered Private Archie Dick­in­son a ban­quet in the Me­chan­ics' Hall on Wed­nes­day evening last...

The lo­cal Shire Hall was taxed to its ut­most holding ca­pac­ity on Mon­day evening, when a con­cert was held in aid of the lo­cal sick and wounded sol­diers' fund and the YMCA. The pro­gramme was largely con­trib­uted to by the chil­dren, the first por­tion be­ing de­voted to a can­tata en­ti­tled, "Lily Vale," which was pleas­ingly played and highly ap­pre­ci­ated...

Have a laugh

A blonde walks into a phar­macy and asks the as­sis­tant for some bot­tom de­odor­ant. The phar­ma­cist, a lit­tle be­mused, ex­plains to the woman that they don’t sell bot­tom de­odor­ant, and never have. Un­fazed, the blonde as­sures the phar­ma­cist that she has been buy­ing the stuff from this store on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, and would like some more. ‘‘I’m sorry,’’ says the phar­ma­cist, ‘‘we don't have any.’’ ‘‘But I al­ways get it here,’’ says the blonde. ‘‘Do you have the con­tainer it comes in?’’ ‘‘Yes!’’ said the blonde, ‘‘I will go get it.’’ She re­turns with the con­tainer and hands it to the phar­ma­cist who looks at it and says to her, ‘‘This is just a nor­mal stick of un­der­arm de­odor­ant.’’ The an­noyed blonde snatches the con­tainer back and reads out loud from the con­tainer, ‘‘To ap­ply, push up bot­tom.’’

Quote of the week

“Do not let what you can­not do in­ter­fere with what you can do.” —


Brain­teaser: 0. Trivia: 1. c. Wee­bill (at a tiny 8 to 9 cm (3.1 to 3.5 in) ap­prox long); 2. a. Lyre­bird (A lyre­bird chased up a tree by dogs barked for three weeks af­ter­wards); 3. a. About 800 species; 4. d. Nec­tar; 5. d. Pere­grine Fal­con.

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