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I swear if my mem­ory was any worse, I could plan my own sur­prise party.

Did you know?

An adult ele­phant can eat up to 150 kg of food each day.


A spearmint leaf, two liquorice all­sorts and three red­skins cost $2.50. If you can buy three spearmint leaves and one liquorice all­sort for the same price as two red­skins, how much does each in­di­vid­ual lolly cost?

Silly signs

Seen at a gallery/ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tre: “At­ten­tion: Ti­tanic the Arte­fact Ex­hi­bi­tion is cur­rently closed due to wa­ter dam­age. Our apolo­gies for any in­con­ve­nience. Man­age­ment.”

Seen out­side a book store: “Post Apoc­a­lyp­tic Fic­tion has been moved to our Cur­rent Af­fairs sec­tion.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in the clas­si­fieds: “For Sale — Horse, very per­son­able, half Ap­paloosa, half Labrador Re­triever, with sad­dle, $800...”

Also seen in the clas­si­fieds: “For Sale — Wood cas­ket, stan­dard size, made of pine, ready for burial, can be used for book case, stor­age etc be­fore fi­nal call­ing, $325…”


Words and terms with mod­ern­day mean­ings:

Diplo­macy (n): The art of slic­ing a cake in such a way that every­one be­lieves they re­ceived the big­gest piece.

Trivia chal­lenge

1. What artist holds the record for the most sin­gles listed on the Bill­board Hot 100 chart, which did not reach num­ber one: a. Michael Jack­son; b. Ste­vie Won­der; c. James Brown; or d. Lit­tle Richard?

2. Which of the fol­low­ing Madonna Bill­board Top 100 hits did not reach num­ber one: a. Who's That Girl; b. Papa Don't Preach; c. Live to Tell; or d. Ma­te­rial Girl?

3. Which artist won a Best Al­bum Grammy Award for her work on the sound­track to the 1992 film, "The Body­guard": a. Dionne War­wick; b. Whit­ney Hous­ton; c. Mariah Carey; or d. Ce­line Dion?

4. Which singer had a num­ber one hit record with the song "When a Man Loves a Woman" in 1991: a. Barry White; b. Michael Bolton; c. James In­gram; or d. Seal?

5. English pop singer Emma Bun­ton was a mem­ber of which group: a. Atomic Kit­ten; b. TLC; c. Spice Girls; or d. All Saints?

Recipe of the week

Crispy Chicken Strips In­gre­di­ents: 2 x 29g sa­chets Gravox Chicken with Sage and Onion 3/4 cup dry bread­crumbs 2 x dou­ble chicken breast fil­lets, cut into strips 2 eggs, lightly whisked 1/4 cup vegetable oil Dip­ping Sauce 1 cup sour cream 2 tbsp Foun­tain Sweet Sauce Method: 1. Mix Gravox Gravy Mix with bread­crumbs and spread onto a flat plate.

2. Dip chicken strips into egg then toss to coat with breadcrumb mix­ture.

3. Heat oil in a non-stick fry­ing pan, add chicken and cook for 1-2 min­utes each side over medi­umhigh heat.

4. Mix sour cream and Foun­tain Sweet Chilli Sauce to­gether and serve with chicken.

Serves: 10. Source: Gravox.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 2017 DVD movie re­lease from the fol­low­ing clue?

Spouse of the menageries care­taker.

Odd spot

A Texan woman vis­it­ing Colorado learnt an im­por­tant les­son about the im­por­tance of lock­ing your car be­fore leav­ing it unat­tended re­cently after she re­turned the next morn­ing to find a mother bear and her cubs had moved in and had helped them­selves to all the food she had packed for her jour­ney! For­tu­nately, the woman’s un­in­vited guests didn’t stay long, for as soon as the sup­ply of food was ex­hausted they took off back into the wilder­ness, leav­ing a not-so­pleas­ant smell be­hind them.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 10,

2007 The Heath­cote Show has be­come one of the lat­est ca­su­al­ties of Equine In­fluenza. At a re­cent Heath­cote Agri­cul­tural, Pas­toral and Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety meet­ing, mem­bers de­cided to can­cel all horse events … This year’s event will be the first time in more than a cen­tury horses will be com­pletely ex­cluded from the show pro­gram.

Young Heath­cote golfer Kris Mueck re­cently won the 2007 Vic­to­rian Coun­try Cham­pi­onship at Cran­bourne's Kingston Heath, his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive ti­tle claim. The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 7,

1992 Passers-by will have noted the agri­cul­tural ac­tiv­ity be­hind the coun­cil of­fices in the past few weeks. This is the first stage of the devel­op­ment of the area as a pic­nic ground. Con­ve­niences, gas bar­be­cues and an ir­ri­ga­tion sys­tem are al­ready in­stalled and Heath­cote Progress As­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers are now pro­ceed­ing to seed the lawns, in­stall ta­bles and benches and plant shade and flow­er­ing trees and shrubs.

Due to an un­usu­ally poor turnout of play­ers at train­ing be­fore the start of the com­ing sea­son, the Heath­cote Cricket Club is in dan­ger of be­ing un­able to field a Colts side for the com­ing cricket sea­son.

The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 10,

1967 The mat­ter of a half-hol­i­day for the Heath­cote Show was dis­cussed at the Septem­ber meet­ing of McIvor Shire Coun­cil. The Heath­cote Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety had re­quested Coun­cil to make ap­pli­ca­tion for a pub­lic half-hol­i­day on Mel­bourne Cup Day ... Cr F A Rowell pointed out that the halfhol­i­day pro­claimed in past years had not worked out as in­tended. Em­ploy­ees of Gov­ern­ment De­part­ments, for in­stance, did not take the hol­i­day. “Would it not be wiser to make a gen­eral hol­i­day in the Shire?” he asked. “Our Show is strug­gling to con­tinue as an ex­hi­bi­tion, and I think we should en­deav- our to cre­ate a pub­lic hol­i­day that will be ob­served in its en­tirety even in the shear­ing in­dus­try ...” Cr McMa­hon moved that the Show So­ci­etys re­quest be ac­ceded to. “But you cant force peo­ple to take a hol­i­day,” he re­marked. Cr Ran­dell: “Yes, you can.” Cr Rowell sec­onded the mo­tion. “Bendigo is an­other in­stance,” he said. “A hol­i­day is pro­claimed for the an­nual Pic­nic Day. If Bendigo can have such a hol­i­day, Heath­cote can have one for its Show. The whole thing is typ­i­cal of how the power of Gov­ern­ment au­thor­i­ties is erod­ing the rights of the peo­ple. They think they can do as they like.” The mo­tion was car­ried.

A re­port was re­ceived from Mr A Neil­son (for­mer Health In­spec­tor) on an in­spec­tion he had made of the Pya­long rub­bish tip. Mr Neil­son felt the tip should be closed and a new site found, as the present tip was too close to the wa­ter sup­ply area. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser, Oc­to­ber 11, 1917 The Heath­cote Agri­cul­tural, Pas­toral and Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety con­ducted their an­nual sheep dog tri­als on Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon. The pro­ceeds were in aid of the Heath­cote Ladies' Pa­tri­otic, Red Cross and Lo­cal Sick and Wounded Sol­diers' League … The gate re­ceipts to­talled £9 14s … Out of the ten en­tries re­ceived for the district trial, eight dogs com­peted; New­ton Bros' (Coster­field) car­ry­ing off the hon­ours with Darkie, gain­ing 80 points out of a pos­si­ble 100 … Nine dogs com­peted in the open trial … Par­tic­u­larly de­serv­ing of men­tion was the splen­did dis­play given by Mr A B Kemp's (Heath­cote) Scott, the judges re­mark­ing that his work­ing was fault­less and award­ing him the full 100 points…

Knowsley: The Lang­wornor Ten- nis Club cel­e­brated its re-open­ing for sea­son by a pa­tri­otic fete and ten­nis tour­na­ment on Satur­day last … The ten­nis tour­na­ment could not be com­pleted ow­ing to the large num­ber of en­tries re­ceived, and the fi­nals and semi-fi­nals will be played later. The fol­low­ing pro­gramme of events was con­tested and won by the fol­low­ing: hat trim­ming, Mr Tep­per; wheel­bar­row race (ladies blind­folded), Mrs Bur­ley; catch­ing fowl, Miss K Bywater. Sev­eral races for the chil­dren were largely com­peted for by the young folk from the sur­round­ing district schools …. A dance to con­clude the suc­cess­ful day's pro­ceed­ings was held in the Lang­wornor school at night. The to­tal pro­ceeds of the day and night amounted to £11 10s.

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