Sticker of the week

McIvor Times - - NEWS - Ac­tual head­line: 25 years ago 50 years ago 100 years ago

You know you’re a Mum when you wish there was a drive thru for ev­ery­thing.

Did you know?

All Chi­nese fam­ily names be­gin with a sign that means mother.


How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?

Silly signs

Seen at the su­per­mar­ket: “Bone­less Skin­less Chil­dren’s Thighs, $2.59 lb.”

Seen in a restau­rant in Paris: “We serve five o’clock tea at all hours.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in an ad­ver­tise­ment: “Give Mum the day off! This Mother’s Day Crist Mor­tu­ary will give a free Ap­ple Pie to the first 50 fam­i­lies who call into the mor­tu­ary be­tween 12pm and 2pm….”

linked to di­vorce.” “Liv­ing to­gether


Jumper (n.): some­thing a child wears when their Mum feels cold.

Trivia chal­lenge

1. Which flower was poi­soned by the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz: a. Iris; b. Sun­flower; c. Poppy; or d. Rose?

2. Which of th­ese flow­ers does not need soil to grow: a. Laven­der; b. Lilies; c. Or­chids; or d. Tulip?

3. The world’s most ex­pen­sive rose is a 2006 va­ri­ety by famed rose breeder David Austin. What is this rose called: a. Grace; b. Juliet; c. Lady Banksia; or d. Princess Anne?

4. The largest flower aware­ness rib­bon was made of 105,000 pink what: a. Car­na­tions; b. Camel­lias; c. Peonies; or d. Rhodo­den­drons?

5. The petals of which flower can be used in the place of onions in many recipes: a. Marigolds; b. Vi­o­las; c. Dahlias; or d. Tulips?

Recipe of the week

Choco­late Souf­fles In­gre­di­ents: 75g Cad­bury Dark Choco­late Melts, melted and cooled slightly

1/3 cup caster sugar 2 tea­spoons flour 2 tea­spoons Marsala 1/2 tea­spoon vanilla essence 2 eggs sep­a­rated Method: 1. Com­bine the choco­late with the sugar, flour, Marsala and vanilla. Whisk through the yolks.

2. Beat the egg whites un­til stiff and fold gen­tly through the choco­late mix­ture. Spoon into greased 1 cup souf­fle´ dishes.

3. Bake in a mod­er­ately hot oven (190 de­grees Cel­sius) for 13-15 min­utes or un­til well risen. Serve im­me­di­ately.

Serves: 2. Source: Cad­bury Aus­tralia.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 1990 film about a mother-daugh­ter re­la­tion­ship from the fol­low­ing clue?

Tourists memo to loved ones orig­i­nat­ing from the mar­gin.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, May 7, 2008

Heath­cote’s San­dra Slat­ter was a key­note speaker at an im­por­tant statewide health con­fer­ence in Bendigo last week.

Heath­cote po­lice dis­trict re­cently reached 1435 days with­out a fa­tal­ity on its roads.

It was an ex­cited gath­er­ing of staff, vol­un­teers and com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the Heath­cote Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre to cel­e­brate its 10th birth­day re­cently.

Mount Camel’s Melissa But­ler is off to the Royal Melbourne Show to pit her bak­ing skills against some of the best in the coun­try af­ter be­ing se­lected to rep­re­sent Heath­cote. The McIvor Times, May 5, 1993

Gold n Grape is the of­fi­cial ti­tle of Heath­cote’s fes­ti­val. New Hol­land Min­ing N/L won the com­pe­ti­tion for the nam­ing of the fes­ti­val, to be held on the Heath­cote Agri­cul­tural Show week­end Fri­day Oc­to­ber 29 to Tues­day Novem­ber 1, 1993.

Odd Spot: The power can fail at the most awk­ward of times, as we all know. Fol­low­ing a drug raid re­cently, Heath­cote po­lice were in­ter­view­ing an al­leged of­fender when the lights a tape recorder went out. Al­ways en­ter­pris­ing, the of­fi­cers grabbed a gen­er­a­tor which was re­cov­ered stolen prop­erty await­ing pro­cess­ing, hooked it up and con­tin­ued the in­ter­view. HQ may well won­der at the noisy ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the in­ter­vie­wees story…

At the an­nual Fire Bri­gade din­ner dance last Satur­day night in the RSL Hall … Long Ser­vice Awards were pre­sented to Barry Car­boon (20 years), Graeme Reid (12 years) and Lawrence McCarthy (12 years). The McIvor Times, May 7, 1968

The moder­a­tor of the Pres­by­te­rian Church of Vic­to­ria, the Right Rev. Rhys Mil­lar, paid an of­fi­cial visit to the Heath­cote charge on Sun­day and re­ceived a cor­dial church and civic wel­come.

At the meet­ing of the Com­mit­tee of Man­age­ment of the Heath­cote Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal, held on Mon­day evening, 22nd April, the op­por­tu­nity was taken of say­ing farewell to Ma­tron Kath O’Con­nor, who has been in charge over the past two years and sub­mit­ted her res­ig­na­tion be­cause of ill-health. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser, May 9, 1918

In aid of the St. Pa­tricks’ Sports, a eu­chre party and dance was held in the lo­cal shire hall on Wed­nes­day evening of last week, when there was a very good at­ten­dance of eu­chre play­ers. Mr W. Sergeant was the win­ner of the gen­tle­man's prize, which he very kindly handed back. The suc­cess­ful lady was Miss Mary Tobin. Af­ter the eu­chre tour­na­ment the hall was cleared for danc­ing, when a large num­ber in­dulged in trip­ping the light fan­tas­tic to mu­sic sup­plied by vol­un­tary mu­si­cians. Sup­per was pro­vided by the la­dles and greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

Knowsley: The Heath­cote Mer­ry­mak­ers, an am­a­teur mu­si­cal va­ri­ety or­gan­i­sa­tion work­ing in the in­ter­ests of char­ity, gave an ex­cel­lent con­cert in the Assem­bly hall on Fri­day evening in aid of the funds of the Heath­cote Hos­pi­tal, and notwith­stand­ing the show­ery weather ear­lier in the evening, there was a good at­ten­dance. The com­pany com­prised about 12 mem­bers and 2 cor­ner­men, and to make com­par­isons would be in­vid­i­ous as each took his or her part well, but spe­cial men­tion could be made of Mrs H. Wood's tragic recital, and Mr Colby's singing. The part song with hum­ming ac­com­pa­ni­ments were a fea­ture of the evening and much en­joyed … The cor­ner­men, Mr Dob­bin (the sen­ti­men­tal bloke) and Mr Ch­ester (wielder of the brick) kept the au­di­ence well sup­plied with fun, the for­mer's joke on the Sports­mans (blocked) bridge brought down the house, whilst the ca­pers of the lat­ter and his "brick" nearly emp­tied the build­ing at one pe­riod…

The au­tumn meet­ing of the Heath­cote Race Club was favoured by per­fect weather con­di­tions … The spe­cial trains from Melbourne and Bendigo were very largely pa­tro­n­ised, a great num­ber of pas­sen­gers and horses trav­el­ling on both trains. The gate tak­ings at the course amounted to £108, which is a record for a lo­cal race meet­ing … Upon en­quiry at the Hos­pi­tal this morn­ing we were in­formed by Ma­tron Ste­wart that Webb, the jockey who was in­jured at the Heath­cote races, seemed to be slightly im­proved. Dr Long of Bendigo, was called in dur­ing the early hours of this morn­ing, and af­ter a care­ful ex­am­i­na­tion and con­sul­ta­tion with Dr Oliver, gave hopes of Webb's re­cov­ery…

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