Sticker of the week
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.”
Chocolate Chip product contains
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.
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.
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!”