Sticker of the week
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?
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.”
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.
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.
Can you work out the title of this 2017 DVD movie release from the following clue?
Spouse of the menageries caretaker.
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.