Sticker of the week

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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?


Silly signs

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.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

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.

Trivia chal­lenge

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.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 2012 fan­tasy movie re­lease from the fol­low­ing clue? “Fair moun­tain­ous pre­cip­i­ta­tion and the pur­suer.”

Odd spot

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

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