Sticker of the week
I ate healthy and exercised today. I better wake up skinny!
Did you know?
In Thailand, it is illegal to leave the house without wearing underwear.
Can you solve the following rebus?
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Seen at the public conveniences: “Make sure toilet stops running.” Message handwritten underneath: “As it is difficult to pee in a moving toilet.”
“Campbells Microwavable Bowels, 10 for $10.”
Seen in the crime reports: “A caller on West Point Avenue reported that a belligerent squirrel was preventing him from using his boat dock. The caller said he knew nothing could be done about it, but he wanted officers to know “what kind of squirrels are running about in the community,””
man from Ames legged dog.” “One-legged steals three-
Warranty (n.) A manufacturer’s promise to replace or repair an item you have purchased that expires shortly before the item stops working.
1. What ship was the subject of the mutiny led by Fletcher Christian against Capt. William Bligh: a. HMS Britannia; b. HMS Bounty; c. HMS Beagle or d. HMS Cutlass?
2. Which famous WWII warship, named after a German Chancellor, was ordered to be sunk by Winston Churchill: a. SMS Kaiser; b. SMS Brandenburg; c. SMS Nassau; or d. Bismarck?
3. What was the worlds first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, still in commission with the US Navy: a. USS Enterprise; b. USS Arizona; c. USS Missouri; or d. The Mayflower?
4. Sir Francis Drake set off to circumnavigate the globe in 1577 in the Pelican but renamed the ship half way through his voyage. What new name did he give it: a. Half Moon; b. The Golden Hind; c. The Essex; or d. Santa Maria?
5. Which ship became famous for rescuing the survivors of the Titanic: a. Carpathia; b. Calypso; c. Victoria; or d. Aurora?
Recipe of the week
Classic Sponge Cake Ingredients: 4 extra large eggs, separated 3/4 cup CSR Caster Sugar 1/2 cup wheaten cornflour 1/4 cup custard powder 1 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (160 degrees Celsius fanforced). Grease and flour dust the base and sides of 2 x 20cm cake tins.
2. Place egg whites into the bowl of an electric beater. Beat until firm peaks have formed. Gradually add sugar a little at a time, until all has been added. Add egg yolks and beat until well combined.
3. Sift the flour, custard powder, cream of tartar and bi-carb soda three times. Gradually add flour mixture to eggs a little at a time, folding with a large metal spoon whilst adding. Do not over mix.
4. Divide mixture between prepared pans and cook for 18 minutes, until golden, the sponge has just started to come away from the sides and the top springs back when touched. Allow to cool slightly before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
Source: CSR Sugar Australia.
A Michigan man investigating the cause of strange noises coming from his cars air-conditioning got quite a shock recently when he lifted the bonnet to find squirrels had stashed close to 23kg of pine cones in the engine bay!
Can you work out the title of this 2016 George Clooney film from the following clue?
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, May 21,
2008 Redesdale Mia Mia Primary School children skipped into the Guinness Book of World Records last week. The school's 25 students joined 70,000 other Australian primary school students in a simultaneous world record-breaking skipping attempt to claim the title … The record challenge involved all 25 students jumping rope continuously for three minutes.
Heathcote apprentice chef Robert Tucker is in the running to win the chance to work in France with world-acclaimed chef Thierry Marx.
The Northern Hwy was closed to traffic on Sunday after a sheep truck rolled south of Tooborac about 2pm. The McIvor Times, May 19,
1993 Almost 70 people packed into the RSL Hall meeting room on Tuesday night last week to discuss their concerns about school bus transportation and the state governments probable intention to introduce fares ... Two representatives from the Public Transport Commission Bendigo, were grilled by parents over safety issues and what they saw as poor timetabling and routing of buses which disadvantaged Heathcote students.
On Sunday the Lions Club proudly opened Stage 3 of the Elderly Citizens Units. In attendance were more than 50 Lions, Lions Ladies, councillors and interested persons to witness the opening of the four units. Master of Ceremonies and President of Heathcote Lions Estate Committee of Management, Lion Bert Perry welcomed all to the important occasion.
After a few hiccups the plan for an organic market garden, operated by the districts unemployed, is underway. The idea … has been taken up by the McIvor Community House. Between 6-10 acres has been made available at the Central Victorian Earthworm Farm, Costerfield, for the project. Around 20 people are taking part… The McIvor Times, May 21,
1968 The Heathcote Apex Club reached was granted its charter at a dinner on Saturday evening. Mr David Richards, in presenting the charter to Heathcote congratulated the club on its meritorious rise in the field of Apex … and presented lapel badges to members: Jim Alexander, Trevor Campbell, John Dennehy, Tom Dowd, Kevin Ellis, John Farley, Rod Gallacher, Geoff Kemp, Ellis Knight, Syl McGrath, Brian McGrath, Jim McHarg, Stephen Mills, Denis Oakley, Tom Rowe, Michael Sexton, Park Shiel, Andrew Thompson and Alan Tolsher.
In the Rifle Union Pennant on Saturday, the Mia Mia Club performed well to win the “B” Grade shield. So well did the shooters perform that their total score was only 12 points behind the top figures of the “A” Grade and 56 points ahead of the lowest.
The Crown Law Department advised that funds are short at present, but when the position materially improves further consideration will be given to McIvor Shire Councils request for the Heathcote Courthouse to be renovated in conjunction with renovation works on the Shire building.
The McIvor Times & Rodney
Advertiser, May 23, 1918 An epidemic of diphtheria has broken out in Heathcote, quite a number of cases having been reported. With a view of minimising the spread every precaution has been taken, the Heathcote School and the Sacred Heart School and the South Heathcote School having been closed indefinitely.
Dear Sir, I would esteem it a favour if you would use the columns of your paper to warn certain individuals of Heathcote and districts against spreading false reports regarding people who are sick. It is frequently reported that patients are dead or dying, causing great grief and anxiety to relatives who happen to live out of the town and are unable to verify these statements. Only last week one child patient of mine was reported dead and this report reached the (attention) of the mother in Costerfield who herself was ill in bed at the time and the consequences are serious. I may state that I have notified the police who in future will assist me in every way to punish the originators of these false statements. I am, yours faithfully, A. Cardell Oliver.