Sticker of the week

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

May you live to be so old that your driv­ing ter­ri­fies peo­ple!

Did you know?

Tech­ni­cally, Queen El­iz­a­beth II and her hus­band Philip are third cousins. El­iz­a­beth is re­lated to Queen Vic­to­ria on her fa­ther’s side, and Philip is re­lated to Queen Vic­to­ria on his mother’s side.


Can you work out which com­mon say­ing is rep­re­sented by the fol­low­ing re­bus?


Silly signs

Seen at a restau­rant: “Some Sushi prod­ucts may con­tain raw fish.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in an ad­ver­tise­ment: “Amish Coun­try Store — Iowa Wel­come Cen­tre — Live Chicken Mu­sic and Coun­try Din­ner — Every Tues­day night through­out win­ter at Maid-Rite…”

“Af­ter 8 years, Cuban mother, 6-year-old son re­unite in Florida.”

Trivia chal­lenge

1. To date, how many times has the Queen vis­ited Aus­tralia: a. 10, b. 13, c. 16 or d. 20 times?

2. How many royal thrones does the Queen have: a. 1, b. 3, c. 6 or d. 9?

3. In Novem­ber last year, the Queen and Prince Philip cel­e­brated how many years of mar­riage: a. 60, b. 70, c. 80 or d. 50?

4. In what year did the mar­riages of Prince Charles, Prince An­drew and Princess Anne break down: a. 1992, b. 1996, c. 1985 or d. 1989?

5. In which build­ing did the Queen’s corona­tion take place: a. Buck­ing­ham Palace, b. West­min­ster Abbey, c. Kens­ing­ton Palace or d. St Pauls Cathe­dral?

Recipe of the week

Ap­ple and Cin­na­mon Muffins Oil spray 2 and 1/4 cups whole­meal SR flour 2 tsp cin­na­mon 3/4 cup sul­tanas 2 ap­ples, peeled and grated 2 tbsp re­duced fat mar­garine, melted

1 and 1/4 cups re­duced fat milk 4 tbsp honey 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla essence 1. Pre­heat the oven to 180 de­grees Cel­sius. Lightly grease with oil spray a 12-hole non-stick muf­fin pan or line with pa­per cases.

2. Sift flour and cin­na­mon into a large bowl.

3. Stir in sul­tanas and grated ap­ple.

4. In a sep­a­rate bowl, whisk the mar­garine, honey, milk, egg and vanilla. Add to the flour mix­ture and stir gen­tly un­til the mix­ture is just com­bined; dont over­beat or the muffins will be­come tough.

5. Spoon mix­ture into pre­pared muf­fin tins. Bake for 20 min­utes or un­til lightly browned.

Serves: 12. Source: Heart Foun­da­tion.

Odd spot

Youve prob­a­bly heard the joke about the man who drove his truck un­der a bridge, mis­judged the clear­ance, got stuck and then tried to convince the po­lice of­fi­cer who turned up that he wasn’t stuck un­der the bridge but was in fact trans­port­ing it. Well, it would seem a driver in In­done­sia knew the joke quite well. Af­ter mis­judg­ing the height of his truck and be­com­ing stuck un­der an arch­way re­cently, rather than wait­ing around to be res­cued he sim­ply put his foot down on the ac­cel­er­a­tor — thus tear­ing the arch­way off the ground — and took off on his merry way, haz­ard lights flash­ing and nav­i­gated the busy streets with the top of the arch­way and one of its supporting col­umns bal­anc­ing on his trucks roof! It is not known. how­ever, whether he had the op­por­tu­nity to use the “trans­port­ing it” ex­cuse to the lo­cal au­thor­i­ties.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this pop­u­lar TV se­ries from the fol­low­ing clue?

En­ter­tain­ing eignty’s chair. ac­tiv­ity of sover-

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, June 4,

2008 Busi­ness own­ers Fred and Les­lye Thiess have started an Adopt-A-Pen­sioner cam­paign in Heath­cote.

Dis­trict fashionistas turned out in droves to sup­port the Heath­cote Com­mu­nity Pool Fash­ion Pa­rade fundraiser at the RSL hall last week … Heath­cote Quil­ters pres­i­dent Sylvia Hall pre­sented the group with a cheque for $970, which was raised at the re­cent quilt show … The fash­ion pa­rade raised over $500.

There was all the glam­our and glitz of Hol­ly­wood as over 150 peo­ple at­tended Heath­cote Foot­ball and Net­ball Club's mas­quer­ade ball on Sat­ur­day night.

Golf: Bryan and Stephanie Wearne won the qual­i­fy­ing round of the Vic­to­rian Fam­ily Cham­pi­onship played at Hid­den Val­ley on Sun­day. The McIvor Times, June 2,

1993 Heath­cote Po­lice Sta­tion is now linked by com­puter to Rus­sell Street Head­quar­ters. The LEAP sys­tem en­ables po­lice to have quick ac­cess to de­tails such as mo­tor ve­hi­cle and driver in­for­ma­tion … crim­i­nal records and statewide crime re­ports…

Ex­tra­or­di­nary scenes were wit­nessed at the last McIvor Shire Coun­cil meet­ing when Cr Thomp­son at­tempted to dis­pense with es­tab­lished pro­to­col and tra­di­tion, by forc­ing through a mo­tion he had moved, be­fore the par­ties which it af­fected could speak and present their case at ques­tion time … Mrs Robyn Grubb, Pres­i­dent of the McIvor Com­mu­nity House had writ­ten to the coun­cil seek­ing sup­port for a pro­posal to pur­chase the prop­erty at 172 High Street; the premises which they cur­rently use for the com­mu­nity house. The De­part­ment of Health and Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Vic­to­ria has of­fered a de­posit of $10,000 to­wards the pur­chase of the prop­erty pro­vided the re­main­der of the money can be raised by a loan, with the mem­bers of the com­mu­nity house look­ing to the coun­cil for sup­port … Cr Thomp­son moved that coun­cil take no ac­tion on the let­ter and de­spite Cr Wheat­leys ob­jec­tion and a state­ment from the Shire Pres­i­dent, Cr Phillips, that mem­bers of the pub­lic wished to at­tend ques­tion time to sup­port their correspondence, he wanted the mo­tion con­sid­ered im­me­di­ately … At no stage did any coun­cilor in­form the gallery of the events which had tran­spired be­fore they en­tered the room, and the gallery looked shocked when coun­cil re­sumed to re­con­sider Cr Thomp­sons mo­tion to take no ac­tion…

The Unit­ing con­gre­ga­tions of Heath­cote, Emu Flat, Toolleen, Coster­field and Toob­o­rac all met at Heath­cote last Sun­day for a spe­cial ser­vice to wit­ness the con­fir­ma­tion of Colin Brown, Rus­sell and Robert Hicks, Sue-Ma­ree Leask and Ali­son Scott … This was fol­lowed by the ded­i­ca­tion of a preach­ers chair for the church by the fam­ily of the late Stu­art Hayes who was an El­der of the church, in his mem­ory … Emu Flat cel­e­brated its 120th an­niver­sary with a ter­rific ser­vice and get to­gether of old and cur­rent parish­ioners re­cently. Around 100 peo­ple at­tended the ser­vice in the old gran­ite church…

The ladies di­vi­sion 3 pen­nant golf team of Mau­reen Wil­liams (Cap­tain), Elaine John­son, Sue All­wood, Mar­garet Wat­son, Carol Stu­art and Yvonne El­lis, cel­e­brated win­ning the flag on Mon­day evening. The McIvor Times, June 4,

1968 Miss Lor­raine Bin­ney, of Heath­cote, is an en­trant in the “Miss Golden North” sec­tion of the Miss Aus­tralia Quest.

A wed­ding of lo­cal in­ter­est was cel­e­brated re­cently at the Sacred Heart Church at Cor­nella. The con­tract­ing par­ties were Miss Pa­tri- cia Ann Tuo­hey, fourth daugh­ter of Mr and Mrs C. Tuo­hey of Cobin­ab­bin, and Mr Neil Vin­cent Zoch, sec­ond son of Mr and Mrs Vin­cent Zoch, of Kil­more and for­merly of Pya­long.

Crack­ing brick­work on a cor­ner of the Shire res­i­dence oc­cu­pied by the sec­re­tary (Mr Don Maxwell) is to be reme­died at a cost of $201. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney

Ad­ver­tiser, June 6, 1918 Ad­vice was re­ceived in Heath­cote yes­ter­day af­ter­noon of a ter­ri­ble death in the Coster­field an­ti­mony mine. A mar­ried man named Ge­orge McWil­liams, aged 57, re­sid­ing at Coster­field, was found in the 800ft level with the top por­tion of his body blown off.

To the Ed­i­tor McIvor Times: “Sir, it has been brought un­der the no­tice of the lo­cal com­mit­tee of the Sailors' and Soldiers' Wel­fare League that a few of the lo­cal lads have re­ceived gold medals when leav­ing for the front while oth­ers have not. The com­mit­tee con­sider that it cre­ates an un­fair dis­tinc­tion and is … ap­peal­ing to the friends of the lads for mone­tary as­sis­tance in this mat­ter. For this pur­pose, I have been ap­pointed col­lec­tor for this dis­trict … So far, the Heath­cote peo­ple have not failed me when ap­peal­ing for pa­tri­otic ef­forts. Yours, J. Dun­stan.”

On Sat­ur­day morn­ing last a large num­ber of towns­folk and oth­ers as­sem­bled at the Heath­cote rail­way sta­tion to ac­cord a wel­come home to Pte B. Tran­ter, M. M. who has been in­valided home af­ter hav­ing served abroad for nearly two years … Another of our lo­cal he­roes, Pte Don Bates, of Ma­jor's Line, ar­rived back by the mid-day train on Tues­day, and was ac­corded the usual civic re­cep­tion.

Have a laugh

Once upon a time, a beau­ti­ful, in­de­pen­dent, self-as­sured princess hap­pened upon a frog in a pond. The frog said to the princess: “I was once a hand­some prince un­til an evil witch put a spell on me. One kiss from you and I will turn back into a prince, and then we can marry, move into the cas­tle with my mum and you can pre­pare my meals, clean my clothes, bear my chil­dren and for­ever feel happy do­ing so.” That night, while the princess dined on frog legs, she kept laugh­ing and say­ing, “I don’t think so.”

Quote of the week

“Carry out a ran­dom act of kind­ness, with no ex­pec­ta­tion of re­turn, safe in the knowl­edge that one day some­one might do the same for you.”

— Diana, Princess of Wales.

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