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The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary

13, 2008 With lit­tle over two months be­fore the Sey­mour Dis­trict Ju­nior Foot­ball and Net­ball League sea­son starts, Heath­cote Ju­nior Foot­ball and Net­ball Club has been thrown into up­heaval over pro­posed age-group changes.

Heath­cote po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the bur­glary and theft of rid­ing equip­ment from the Heath­cote Pony Club premises.

Mys­tery sur­rounds the iden­tity of the win­ner of Heath­cote Rodeo Com­mit­tee's ma­jor raf­fle … Com­mit­tee mem­ber Buba Rib­bons said the writ­ing on the win­ning ticket was il­leg­i­ble. The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary

10, 1993 Two men were ar­rested at gun point by the Po­lice Drug Squad in front of the Na­tional Bank Heath­cote last Wed­nes­day. The ar­rest star­tled on­look­ers, with re­ports of sev­eral lo­cals learn­ing very quickly how to walk back­wards!

Heath­cote am­bu­lance sta­tion is just get­ting back to nor­mal after light­ning struck the ra­dio mast on its roof last Mon­day week, at the height of the elec­tri­cal storm. The ra­dio, phones, di­verter and portable phone were all knocked out and dam­aged in the strike. No one was in the sta­tion at the time … Also dam­aged was a heart mon­i­tor, the tele­vi­sion aerial and TV set, video and wash­ing ma­chine; the light­ning also arched out the hot wa­ter ser­vice.

A full scale Dis­plan mo­bi­liza­tion was averted by the quick think­ing of the lo­cal sergeant of po­lice last Sun­day after a fuel tanker and car col­lided. The truck had col­lided with a mo­tor ve­hi­cle, which had slowed down to turn left onto the Old Bendigo Road off the McIvor High­way … the tanker was empty…

Smok­ing in the McIvor Shire of­fices is not a prob­lem ac­cord­ing to the coun­cil, con­trary to an ar­ti­cle in The McIvor Times two weeks ago.

Once again the McIvor Shire Cit­i­zen of the Year Award has gone to a tire­less worker for many or­ga­ni­za­tions in the com­mu­nity. Peg (“Yes, my name is re­ally Mar­garet, but no one calls me that”), was a pop­u­lar choice and many fam­ily mem­bers, friends and ac­quain­tances were present last Mon­day week at the Aus­tralia Day cel­e­bra­tions to hear her ac­cept the hon­our. The McIvor Times, Fe­bru­ary

13, 1968 The Su­per­in­ten­dent of the Methodist Home Mis­sion Sta­tion, the Rev S J Waite, BA, made his first of­fi­cial visit to Heath­cote last Sun­day since his ap­point­ment to the po­si­tion … The main pur­pose of his visit was to dis­cuss the ar­range­ments for the or­ga­ni­za­tion of the Methodist Church from early March, when the Heath­cote Cir­cuit will be com­bined with the El­more Methodist Church.

De­spite the ab­sence of many play­ers at the an­nual meet­ing of the Heath­cote Foot­ball Club held last Fri­day night, it was again de­cided to re­form. A move by a break­away sec­tion, who wanted to af­fil­i­ate with the Golden City League if the num­bers of the HDFL de­te­ri­o­rated, failed.

The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Advertiser, Fe­bru­ary 14, 1918 Be­fore the com­mence­ment of the busi­ness at the Heath­cote po­lice court on Tues­day morn­ing, the po­lice mag­is­trate, Mr D Ber­ri­man, wel­comed Mr W Camp­bell, a newly ap­pointed JP, to a seat on the Bench … Mr Camp­bell had been ap­pointed a jus­tice of the peace by virtue of his po­si­tion as shire pres­i­dent … Con­sta­ble Lepage spoke on be­half of the po­lice, and ac­corded Mr Camp­bell a wel­come, who he thought would make a ca­pa­ble jus­tice. Mr F Mor­ris, clerk of courts, also made a few re­marks, and said he was pleased to no­tice that young men were be­ing given an op­por­tu­nity of tak­ing an ac­tive part in pub­lic life. Mr Camp­bell, in re­turn­ing thanks said he would en­deav­our to do his duty with­out fear or favour.

St. Pa­trick's Day will be cel­e­brated at Heath­cote on Wed­nes­day, 20th March, when a sports car­ni­val will be held in the show yards.

Tues­day, 12th Fe­bru­ary: Be­fore Mr D Ber­ri­man, PM; and Mr W Camp­bell, JP. Sheep Dip­ping Pros­e­cu­tions. Al­fred Wil­liam Curlewis v James Pa­trick and John Charles Hy­land, charged that on the 29th Novem­ber they failed to com­ply with sec­tion 4 of the Sheep Dip­ping Act ... The PM im­posed a fine of £2 against James Pa­trick, not a heavy one, but one that should pre­vent these kind of breaches in the future. Costs amount­ing to 17/6 were also al­lowed. The case against John Charles Hy­land was with­drawn...

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