Sticker of the week

McIvor Times - - RABBIT STEW - Seen Ac­tual at a head­line: su­per­mar­ket: Method: 25 years ago 50 years ago 100 years ago

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?

1 3 5 7 9 vs You

Silly signs

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.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

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.

Trivia chal­lenge

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.

Odd spot

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!

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 2016 Ge­orge Clooney film from the fol­low­ing clue?

Dough Fiend.

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.

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