Sticker of the week
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?
Seen at a restaurant: “Some Sushi products may contain raw fish.”
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.”
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.
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.
Can you work out the title of this popular TV series from the following clue?
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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.