Sticker of the week
Chasing the ice-cream van doesn’t count as a fitness program.
Did you know?
On average, vending machines kill four times as many people each year than sharks do!
What has four legs but only one foot?
Seen on the window of a restaurant in Japan: “The place where it can enjoy readily oneself over meal. It is Petit-Green. An original dish can be tasted by the tongue with eyes. I will produce one happy o’clock wonderfully.”
Seen on a pillar in the foyer of a building in London: “Pedestrian Entrance.” “Warning! Height restriction 10ft 6”.”
Actual headline: “Survey: Teens not drinking as much as thought — School seeks to change behaviour.”
Seen in the crime reports: “A taxi driver was tricked out of a 140-pound fare by a mannequin. The cabbie was hailed for a latenight journey from Brighton train station to London by three men who agreed on a fee. He dropped the first man off 50 miles later. At the next stop, the second man got out, thanked him and gave the destination of their friend in the back seat who was asleep. But at the final address the driver tried to wake up the passenger only to find it was a fully-clothed tailors dummy. Andy Cheesman, CityCabs boss in Brighton, said: ‘‘He was expecting the last passenger to pay, so he lost the lot. It is the funniest thing ever to happen to one of our drivers...’’
1. What whimsical name is given to the habitable distance from its sun that a planet must reside within to suggest it may support life: a. The Snuggly Zone; b. The Goldielocks Zone; c. The Twilight Zone; or d. The O2 Zone?
2. What was the name of the first manmade satellite successfully launched into space: a. Sputnik 1; b. Dong Fang Hong 1; c. Explorer 1; or d. Aste´rix?
3. Launched in 1990, what is the name of the space telescope that revolutionised our understanding of the universe: a. Cos-B; b. Spitzer Space Telescope; c. Euclid; or d. Hubble Telescope.
4. Which planet during its orbit comes closest to Earth at just below 66 million kilometres away: a. Uranus; b. Venus; c. Mercury or d. Neptune?
5. In which American state is Cape Canaveral, a launching site for space travel: a. Arizona; b. Nebraska; c. Florida; or d. New Mexico?
Recipe of the week
Classic Kids Cheese and Tomato Omelette Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 tbsp milk 15g Western Star Original Butter Half a tomato, chopped 2 tbsp Bega Farmers Tasty Grated Cheese Salt and pepper Method: 1. Lightly beat the eggs and milk with a whisk in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste and continue to whisk.
2. Heat the butter in a non-stick fry pan over a medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, pour in the egg mixture and slightly tilt the pan to cover the base. As the omelette begins to set, use a heatproof plastic spatula to gently lift the omelette, and stir so that any uncooked egg runs underneath to cook.
3. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until the base becomes light golden and the top remains slightly runny. Get the kids to sprinkle over the tomato and Bega Farmers Tasty Cheese and cook for a further 30 seconds. Gently fold the omelette in half and turn onto a plate.
4. Serve the omelette immediately, either on its own or with hot buttered toast.
Serves: 1. Source: Bega.
Can you work out the title of this TV series from the following clue?
Habitation of jokers, jacks, queens and kings.
The way we were
10 years ago The McIvor Times, June 11,
2008 The McIvor Times is seeking a new journalist to take over from Tania Malavisi.
Two men, who were allegedly disturbed at a Mt Camel property by an off-duty police officer on Thursday evening and rammed the officer's private vehicle while attempting to leave are to face court on various charges.
Heathcote IGA, in partnership with Eaglehawk Recycle Shop, is supporting a program to collect and recycle old mobile phones … Heathcote IGA manager Jim Jowett encouraged residents to take their unwanted mobile phones to the store to be recycled. The McIvor Times, June 9,
1993 Work has been suspended on the controversial pedestrian refuges after VicRoads expressed concern about the gap created to allow cyclists to pass through.
Member for Seymour Marie Tehan visited the Heathcote Primary School last Tuesday week to officially open the new playground equipment.
Heathcote Hospital Future Threatened: When the then Central Highlands member and opposition health spokes-person, Mrs Marie Tehan, visited Heathcote prior to the Victorian election last year, she told the Heathcote Hospital Board of Management their master plan was a “valuable document” and its implementation highly likely under a Liberal government. Eight months later, and now member for the seat of Seymour and Health Minister, she effectively told the board last week that they may as well throw the master plan away. Mrs. Tehan told the board that she could not see how the hospital could survive in their current form under the Casemix funding arrangements she has just implemented…
The Tooborac Mechanics Hall is undergoing a major extension to include a larger dance floor and a new kitchen and meeting room area. Work began in mid-May and volunteer labour for demolition and painting works has played a large part in keeping costs down. The McIvor Times, June 11,
1968 First-Constable Ray Koch, of Heathcote, has been an inmate of the Hospital with a poisoned hand and is now on sick leave.
The Crown Law Department hasnt got a few bob (pardon, cents) in kitty! The front of the Municipal Building and Courthouse is showing the improving effects of a coat of glittering white paint, but the drawback to the scheme is the drabness of the south wall of the Law building, which has been left as before, spoiling the whole effect if you approach from that side…
Further to out note of last week regarding the establishment of a new bakery in Heathcote, we have received official advice of the project. Goulburn Bakeries Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Austral Bakeries Pty Ltd, have purchased the property of Christie & Co in High Street, Heathcote, where a bakery is to be established. A new oven and a National slicing machine have been ordered and it is anticipated that the factory will be in production by the middle of July. The firm advise that as far as possible local staff will be employed and it is expected that positions for approx- imately 20 people will be available immediately.
Advertisement: “Heathcote Football Club. A meeting of supporters of the above (Heathcote Football Club) will be held in the Fire Station on Friday next, 14th June at 8pm to reform the club. Roll up! G. Elsbury, Hon. Secretary.”
A very serious burning accident happened at Moormbool West about on Sunday evening when, by unknown means, the clothes of a man named Joseph Delabosic became ignited, with the result that he was badly burned about the head and body before the fire was extinguished by a man named Brown. It appears that about the time stated above Brown heard screams and rushed outside his tent, when he was horrified to see Delabosic, who is 58 years of age, crawling from his tent with his clothes in a mass of flames. He promptly went to the unfortunate man's aid and succeeded in quelling the flames. Owing to the difficulty of securing a conveyance Delabosic could not be brought to Heathcote till about mid-day on Monday. He was admitted to the local hospital, where he was found to (be) suffering from severe burns about the head and back, while one arm and knee was also badly burnt.
A very pleasant social evening was held in the State School at Major's Line on Tuesday evening; when a large and representative gathering of that place and
surrounding districts assembled to extend a welcome home to Pte Don Bates, who
has returned after over two years military service abroad.