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McIvor Times - - NEWS - Seen on a Fun­tionary ings. bis­cuit wrap­per: 25 years ago 50 years ago 100 years ago

A tod­dler can do more in one un­su­per­vised minute than most peo­ple can do in a day.

Did you know?

A prankster from Bris­bane once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay. Bids had reached $3000 be­fore eBay shut the auc­tion down.


What has 13 hearts but no other or­gans?

Seen on a large sign out­side a venue: “The Florida Room — Kids eat free — No mi­nors al­lowed.”

“Gluten Cookie. gluten.”

Silly signs

Free This

Choco­late Chip prod­uct con­tains

News­pa­per hu­mour

Ac­tual head­line: “Mo­ron drives truck into house.” (The per­pe­tra­tor’s sur­name was Mo­ron).

An­other head­line: “Archery range beer li­cense ap­proved.”

Words and terms with mod­ern­day mean­ings:

Artery (n): The study of paint-

2-3 tsp Moc­cona Clas­sic Medium Roast in­stant cof­fee 1 cup boil­ing wa­ter 1 frozen ba­nana (freeze the day be­fore) 1 cup milk 1 tsp chia seeds (op­tional) 1/2 tsp vanilla ex­tract 1/4 cup shred­ded co­conut Method: 1. Add the in­stant cof­fee to the cup of boil­ing wa­ter, stir and place in the fridge to cool for 5-10 min­utes.

2. To toast the co­conut, pre­heat a small fry­ing pan over medium heat. Place the shred­ded co­conut on the pan and toast it while con­stantly stir­ring. Once all the co­conut is nice and golden, take the pan off the heat and trans­fer the co­conut to a small bowl.

3. Remove cof­fee from the fridge. Place cof­fee, ba­nanas, milk, chia seeds and vanilla ex­tract into a blender and blend un­til smooth.

4. Pour into glasses and top with the toasted co­conut.

Source: Moc­cona.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this Brad Pitt movie from the fol­low­ing clue?

The baf­fling dilemma of Mr Amer­ica’s found­ing father Franklin fas­tener.

Odd spot

In most games cheat­ing is gen­er­ally frowned upon. But not in Mo­nop­oly’s soon to be re­leased “Cheater’s Edi­tion”, which boasts the catch­phrase “What can you get away with?” In this rather cheeky ver­sion of the fam­ily favourite, play­ers are asked to carry out ne­far­i­ous tasks such as re­mov­ing other player’s ho­tels, mov­ing their to­kens on the board and steal­ing money from the bank where there is no as­signed banker. Suc­cess­ful cheaters — that is, those who man­age to carry out th­ese tasks with­out be­ing caught by their op­po­nents — are re­warded with ex­tra cash and/or free prop­er­ties. How­ever, those who get caught are sent straight to jail (with­out pass­ing Go) and may even find them­selves hand­cuffed to the board.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary 6, 2008

De­spite calls and con­stant lob­by­ing, Heath­cote’s po­lice sta­tion has again failed to gain fund­ing for much-needed work to go ahead. In a dis­ap­point­ing blow for Heath­cote po­lice, any fu­ture prospect of an up­grade to the sta­tion re­mains up in the air.

Af­ter com­plet­ing three months of hard yakka, Heath­cote's Jamie Baker grad­u­ated from Kapooka Army train­ing camp on Fri­day with all the pomp and cer­e­mony of a march­ing out pa­rade.

Af­ter the brief sum­mer holiday break, Heath­cote's un­der 17 fire brigade team got back into the swing of things, com­pet­ing at full strength against 29 re­gional teams at the Cen­tral Hume Fire Brigades Demo at Bendigo on Satur­day. The Heath­cote team ran some sen­sa­tional times through­out the day, which will hold it in good stead in the lead-up to the state cham­pi­onships at Trar­al­gon later this month.

Young Axedale golfer Kris Mueck con­tin­ues to im­press … Con­sid­ered to be one of the upand-com­ing young stars of the golf­ing cir­cuit, the lat­est notch Mueck has added to his belt was re­cently tak­ing out the 2007 Ge­off Ogilvy Tro­phy event. The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary 3,

1993 Heath­cote, with its un­re­li­able power sup­ply, was com­pared to a third world vil­lage by one ratepayer dur­ing ques­tion time at last weeks McIvor Shire coun­cil meet­ing … Mr Jock Gran­ter said, “Like the pub with no beer, we are a town with no power.” Mon­day nights power fail­ure was due to strong winds caus­ing branches to bring down power lines be­hind Jack­sons Lane … Toolleens longer break with­out power (un­til 9.15pm) was due to a lo­cal light­ning strike which af­fected the line only in the im­me­di­ate area.

An es­ti­mated crowd of over 150 gath­ered on the lawns in front of the shire of­fices on Mon­day morn- ing, to cel­e­brate Aus­tralia Day. Mem­ber for McEwan, Fran Bai­ley pre­sented the Aus­tralia Day Ci­ti­zen of the Year award to Mrs Peg Ring … The win­ner of the in­au­gu­ral Com­mu­nity Event of the Year award was the McIvor SES unit. Con­troller Steve John­son, ac­cepted the award.

McIvor Shire Pres­i­dent Cr Tony Phillips was re­buked by coun­cil at their last meet­ing for com­ments he made about the po­lice ac­tion at the Heath­cote Park Drag meet­ing re­ported in last weeks McIvor Times.

One of the po­lice in­volved in the blitz on bikies at the Heath­cote Park Drag­way two week­ends ago has been charged with driv­ing whilst un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol, ac­cord­ing to po­lice last week. The of­fi­cer was trav­el­ling on the Toolleen-Axedale Road towards the drag­way when the ve­hi­cle he was driv­ing crashed into trees along­side the road. The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary 6,

1968 At a re­cent meet­ing held in the Methodist Hall, the Methodist and Pres­by­te­rian Sun­day Schools were of­fi­cially united into one school. The Se­nior classes will be held in the Pres­by­te­rian Sun­day School Hall and the Kinder­garten and Pri­mary classes will be held in the Methodist Sun­day School Hall.

The se­ri­ous im­pli­ca­tions of a de­te­ri­o­rat­ing wa­ter sup­ply po­si­tion in the shire of McIvor were con­tained in a dis­cus­sion at the Jan­uary meet­ing of the coun­cil. The pos­si­bil­ity of a wa­ter shortage in fire emer­gen­cies was quoted.

The op­por­tu­nity is now avail­able to join a Lend­ing Li­brary in Heath­cote, which will cater for all tastes. Mr and Mrs L Jeph­son, of Heath­cote South, have com­menced this pub­lic ser­vice and can guar­an­tee the lit­er­a­ture avail­able. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser, Fe­bru­ary 7, 1918 A lantern lec­ture and re­cruit­ing ap­peal was held in the Shire Hall, Heath­cote, on Wed­nes­day evening of last week. The ap­peal for recruits met with a very poor re­sponse, only one step­ping on to the plat­form. This was Mr V Mitchell, of Heath­cote.

A pub­lic meet­ing was held in the Shire Hall, Heath­cote, on Fri­day evening to dis­cuss the ar­range­ments in con­nec­tion with the Queen car­ni­val, in aid of the Heath­cote Hospi­tal Fete. There was a good at­ten­dance, and the Rev W Ben­nett (pres­i­dent) oc­cu­pied the chair ... Mr R Ryan sug­gested the bound­aries should be the same as last year. Mr J Perry: What were the bound­aries? Mr Ryan: Don't dig up old sores, or I will dig them up too. Mr Perry: I am not dig­ging up old sores … It was de­cided that one queen would be nom­i­nated for Heath­cote, and one for South Heath­cote. The fol­low­ing ladies were then nom­i­nated for the po­si­tion as queen: Miss M Mor­ri­son, Miss Balmer, Miss Gwen Vaughan, Miss V Black, Miss Jessie Han­son and Miss Myr­tle Flow­ers.

Knowsley: On the 23rd ult, at We­ston­field, Knowsley, an American fete was held, the ob­jec­tive be­ing to raise funds to pur­chase com­forts for the Knowsley khaki boys abroad. Mr Robin­son kindly lent his shear­ing shed, which was choicely dec­o­rated with numer­ous flags, Ja­panese lanterns and green­ery.

Have a laugh

Stuck fast in bumper to bumper traf­fic on the way to the hospi­tal where his wife was in labour, an ex­pec­tant father rang the ma­ter­nity suite to ask how his wife was do­ing. How­ever, in his fraz­zled state, he di­alled the wrong num­ber and reached the Mel­bourne Cricket Ground where a test match was tak­ing place. Not hear­ing the re­ceivers greet­ing, the ex­pec­tant father blurted: “How’s it go­ing?” The MCG worker an­swered: “Ah, yep ... were go­ing well. Weve got five out al­ready and only 5 more to go. And the last one was a duck!”

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