Sticker of the week
They say that money talks, but mine just waves goodbye.
Did you know?
When the Southeast Asian volcano Krakatau erupted in 1883, it released 200 megatrons of energy which is the equivalent of 15,000 nuclear bombs and generated the loudest sound reported in history.
Can you solve the following rebus?
THERE THERE THERE THERE
Seen somewhere in Amman, Jordan: “Dear Guides and Tour Leaders: Explanation is not allowed. Thank you so much for your cooperation.”
Seen in the conveniences somewhere: “Please notice: We have installed new low water usage “green friendly” toilets. Please flush twice to prevent them from plugging up.”
An advertisement: “Urine Specimen Bottles. Great beverage glasses for your New Years Parties, $1 each...”
Seen in an advertisement for an optometrist: “Sterling Optical — Free eye with purchase of a prescription pair of eyeglasses...”
Words and terms with modernday meanings:
Adult (n): A human being who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.
1. At three times the height of Mount Everest and holding the record for the highest peak in the Solar System, the volcano Olympic Mons is located where: a. Mars; b. Jupiter; c. Earth; or d. the Moon?
2. The inactive volcano, Mauna Kea (meaning 'white mountain' in the local native language), can be found in which US state? a. Alaska; b. Hawaii; c. Washington; or d. Oregon?
3. In 2015 the Sinabug volcano erupted in which country: a. Hawaii; b. Indonesia; c. Sicily; or d. Ireland?
4. What is the hot liquid rock inside a volcano called: a. Lava; b. Magnesia, c. Litmus or d. Magma?
5. What is the name of the volcano that buried the Italian city of Pompeii during an eruption in AD 79: a. Mount Olympus, b. Mount Etna, c. Mount Vesuvius or d. Mount Ulawun?
Recipe of the week
Raspberry Banana Crumble Ingredients: 3 bananas, chopped 300g raspberries, frozen 2 tbsp honey 2 tbsp margarine 1/4 cup plain flour 1/4 cup desiccated coconut 1/4 cup rolled oats 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon Method: 1. Divide banana and raspberries between 6 individual half-cup ramekins. Drizzle with honey.
2. In a separate bowl, rub margarine into flour. Mix in coconut, oats, sugar and cinnamon. Scatter crumble over fruit.
3. Bake in a moderate oven, 180°C for 25-30 minutes or until golden. Serve with low-fat custard or ice-cream.
Serves: 6. Source: Sanitarium.
Can you work out the title of this 2012 fantasy movie release from the following clue? “Fair mountainous precipitation and the pursuer.”
A family in central London was left red-faced recently after they inexplicably mistook a dirty sock protruding from underneath one of the kids beds for a dangerous lizard and called the RSPCA for help! Apparently when the Animal Collection Officer attended she quickly realized it was a case of mistaken identity and the sock which was pink with stripes surrendered without a fight and was sent straight to the laundry. But the Animal Collection Officer did have an ominous warning for the young lady responsible for the offending sock and the bed it was hidden under: to take good care of her socks and that another one should turn up shortly as they are generally found in pairs … (well, until they hit the laundry, that is).
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, October 3,
2007 Campaspe Shire council has agreed to name the lane next to Toolleen Recreation Reserve Whitlock's Lane.
Heathcote police are investigating an assault involving two young Heathcote males. The incident happened at Heathcote Recreation Reserve about 5pm Saturday. The McIvor Times, September
30, 1992 McIvor Shire Council at last Thursday’s meeting decided to remove the pedestrian refuges in 21 days unless objection is received from either the Heathcote Traders or the Human Services Committee.
Editorial: I have seen a semi trailer stopped at the school crossing at Herriot Street having been halted by the lollipop lady and with children crossing the road. A car coming from behind, not seeing the lollipop lady or the children who were obscured by the truck decided to pass the truck on the left. Fortunately, no one was hurt. In another incident I have seen an elderly lady attempting to cross the road near the SSW supermarket. She was obviously having difficulty focusing on the traffic and attempting to judge the speed and intentions of the cars. As she entered the black bitumen part of the road car drivers were passing behind and in front of her, changing their direction as they approached her. She didnt make the centre of the road before going back to the kerb to start again … The lesson must be learnt. High Street, Heathcote is NOT a four-lane road. The council in their wisdom must step back and formulate a long-term plan which will address the difficulties posed by a long and wide main street P Turley.
The McIvor Times, October 3,
1967 Cr McLennan reported that he and Cr Ross had attended a meeting of the Infant Centre Committee and had informed the ladies of the proposed plans for improvements to the Mechanics building … On the plan was the construction of a new toilet block at the rear of the present waiting room… to install oil heating and to erect a partition to screen the Sisters room; sand the floor, remove the cupboards and redecorate the large room throughout and the entrance from the street. “With the retention of the present Shire buildings, the Council necessarily has to retain the Mechanics and keep it in repair,” Cr Ross said. “It is a sound building and with these alterations it would be a suitable Infant Centre…”
A meeting with objectors to the proposed new rubbish site was reported to the last meeting of the McIvor Council and the suggestion was made to prepare the present tip for further use ... Cr McDonald, Shire President, said one objection to the new rubbish site was that it would spoil the tourist attraction of the Pink Cliffs in the area…
Wool-growing Competition: Conducted by the Heathcote Agricultural Society, this years competition was finalised at the weekend when the sheep were shorn and the wool valued at Ross Bros shearing shed at Mia Mia … The winners with the highest value from a team of three wethers were as follows: Cr James Anderson, Glenhope; Malli Dickinson, Tooborac; and Bill Hayes of Tooborac.
At the recent annual meeting of the Heathcote Croquet Club, Mrs M Story was made a Life Member in recognition of her many years of service to the club. The McIvor Times & Rodney Advertiser, October 4, 1917 Knowsley: Amongst the successful exhibitors at the recent Royal Show was our local resident, Mrs C Chitts, who secured first prize for puff pastry and second prize for a collection of pickles, which speaks volumes for this lady's skill in housewifely arts.
25 years ago