Sticker of the week

McIvor Times - - NEWS - Ac­tual head­line: 25 years ago 50 years ago 100 years ago Trivia: Den­zel Wash­ing­ton. Mys­tery Movie: Day. In­de­pen­dence

Hear No Evil, See No Evil and Speak No Evil used to have a brother called Ad­mit No Evil. He left the group for a ca­reer in pol­i­tics.

Did you know?

Over the course of 30 years, a French­man named Michael Lotito con­sumed 18 bi­cy­cles, 15 su­per­mar­ket trol­leys, 7 TVs, 6 chan­de­liers, 2 beds, a pair of skis, a Cessna light air­craft and a com­puter.


How can you di­vide a cake into eight equal slices with only three cuts with a knife?

Silly signs

Lo­ca­tion un­known: “Please! Do not feed the seag­ulls! We know they’re cute and we love them too. But! They take it as an in­vi­ta­tion and be­fore you know it: they’re mov­ing in, bring­ing all their sketchy friends, freeload­ing all day, and steal­ing your car. Trust us. Just don’t. Thank you.”

Seen out­side a restau­rant in Texas: “El Ar­royo — The days of good gram­mar has went.”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in an ar­ti­cle about an up­com­ing event: “…The event will in­clude singer Billy Nanni. The menu will in­clude mar­i­nated chil­dren, sev­eral salad and side dishes and soft drinks.”

Hawaii may spew re­frig­er­a­tors.” “Vol­cano in fridge-sized


Cater­pal­lor (n): The colour you turn after find­ing half a worm in the fruit you’re eat­ing.

Trivia chal­lenge

1. Which ac­tor has played the roles of Richard Kim­ble, Colonel Lu­cas and Han Solo: a. Mel Gib­son, b. Sylvester Stallone, c. Clint East­wood or d. Har­ri­son Ford?

2. What is the birth name of ac­tor Tom Cruise: a. Thomas Corn­wal­lis, b. Thomas Mag­num, c. Thomas Mapother IV or d. Thomas Cruise?

3. How are Shirley MacLaine and War­ren Beatty re­lated: a. Cousins, b. Brother and Sis­ter, c. Un­cle and Niece or d. Hus­band and Wife?

4. Which ac­tress has played the roles of Meg Alt­man, Annabelle Brans­ford and Clarice Star­ling: a. Natalie Port­man, b. San­dra Bul­lock, c. Jodie Foster or d. Ni­cole Kid­man?

5. Which ac­tor starred in all three of the fol­low­ing films: ‘‘Con Air’’, ‘‘Face/Off’’ and ‘‘Rais­ing Ari­zona’’: a. Robert Duvall, b. John Tra­volta, c. John Good­man or d. Ni­co­las Cage?

Recipe of the week

Easy Four Cheese Spaghetti Car­bonara In­gre­di­ents: 500g spaghetti 1 tbsp olive oil 200g short-cut ba­con rash­ers, chopped

450g Per­fect Ital­iano Ri­cotta Pasta Stir Through, Four Cheese Salt and pep­per, to taste 1/2 cup flat-leaf pars­ley leaves, roughly chopped

Per­fect Ital­iano Parme­san, finely grated, to serve Method: 1. Cook pasta ac­cord­ing to packet in­struc­tions. Once cooked, drain, re­serv­ing a small amount of pasta wa­ter

2. Mean­while, heat olive oil in the large non-stick fry­ing pan over medium to high heat. Add ba­con and fry, stir­ring of­ten, un­til crispy.

3. Re­duce heat to low and add the cooked pasta and pasta wa­ter. Add Per­fect Ital­iano Ri­cotta Pasta Stir Through, Four Cheese and gen­tly stir un­til well combined and hot.

4. Sea­son to taste, gen­tly toss through the pars­ley. Serve with Per­fect Ital­iano Grated Parme­san.

Serves: 4. Source: Per­fect Ital­iano.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 1996 film from the fol­low­ing clue?

24 hours of standing on your own two feet.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, May 28,

2008 More than 120 peo­ple at­tended Heath­cote Golf Club for the an­nual Eat2TheBeat fundraiser re­cently … $980 was raised for the Men's Shed.

The Heath­cote com­mu­nity sup­ported the an­nual Cuppa for Can­cer Big­gest Morn­ing Tea on Thurs­day. About 100 peo­ple gath­ered at Heath­cote's Se­nior Ci­ti­zens' hall to en­joy a tempt­ing spread of home­baked good­ies.

Toolleen house­holds have joined the rest of Cam­paspe Shire by tak­ing part in the So­lar Cities pro­gram.

The high­light of the re­cent Heath­cote Bowl­ing Club's an­nual gen­eral meet­ing was the pre­senta- tion of life membership badges to Lex Tat­ter­sall and Greg Speirs. The McIvor Times, May 26,

1993 McIvor Shire Coun­cil has de­cided to move its monthly Bar­rack Re­serve Mar­ket to Sun­days only after a rec­om­men­da­tion from the McIvor Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Com­mit­tee. In the past the mar­ket has come un­der crit­i­cism from lo­cal traders in the town for al­legedly tak­ing busi­ness away from them…

The SEC will com­mence up­grad­ing the street light­ing in High Street Heath­cote be­tween Chauncey and Jen­nings Streets on Satur­day.

Joanne McMa­hon of Heath­cote was the win­ner of the Rose of Tralee con­test in Bendigo last week­end. The func­tion, a for­mal din­ner, was held at the All Sea­sons Mo­tel…

The McIvor Times, May 28,

1968 The Rail­ways Com­mis­sion have de­cided that the re­ten­tion of the Heath­cote branch line can no longer be jus­ti­fied and the line will be closed as soon as an al­ter­na­tive road ser­vice can be ar­ranged.

A Heath­cote scout has at­tained the right to re­ceive the “Queen Scout” badge and cer­tifi­cate. This lo­cal award comes after a long lapse of about 25 years when Ed­win James (Ted) Tran­ter, son of Mrs Ge­orge Tran­ter, be­came Heath­cotes first Kings Scout. Peter, the son of Mr and Mrs A. T. Camp­bell of South Heath­cote, has a fine record through cub­bing and scout­ing. He is now Pa­trol Leader of the 1st Heath­cote Se­nior Scouts and in ev­ery way, de­serves this cov­eted hon­our.

The Heath­cote Rac­ing Club will suf­fer a se­vere blow by the en­forced aban­don­ment of the May meet­ing. The meet­ing was called off after the com­mit­tee made an early in­spec­tion of the track fol­low­ing some hours of con­tin­u­ous rain on the Fri­day night… The McIvor Times & Rod­ney

Ad­ver­tiser, May 30, 1918 Dur­ing the past week Mr Ge­orge Els­bury, of the Heath­cote Mo­tor Garage has sold and de­liv­ered to Mr Beuhne of Toob­o­rac an up-to­date Dodge Car, fit­ted with a self­s­tarter, elec­tric light and all the lat­est at­tach­ments.

The Com­mis­sion­ers of the Vic­to­rian Rail­ways paid their an­nual visit of in­spec­tion at Heath­cote rail­way sta­tion on Thurs­day last. They were met by Crs. G. T. Kil­roy and J. J. Far­ley, who asked them to grant a few im­prove­ments at the lo­cal sta­tion … the com­mis­sion­ers in­ti­mated that they would have tum­bling doors at­tached to the truck­ing yards; that the dead end would be ex­tended as far as pos­si­ble, thereby mak­ing pro­vi­sion for a greater num­ber of trucks; that the wa­ter would be laid on and drink­ing troughs put in con­ve­nient places at the cat­tle yards. The Com­mis­sion­ers also promised to give care­ful con­sid­er­a­tion to the mat­ter of hav­ing the elec­tric light in­stalled at the sta­tion.

Mr John D. Hall of Heath­cote has been no­ti­fied by the De­fence Depart­ment that his son Pri­vate Her­bert Hall is re­turn­ing with "E" Com­pany wounded and is ex­pected to ar­rive early next month … Her­bert served as a sniper in the Bul­le­court and Ba­paume battles, where he was se­verely wounded, a bul­let en­ter­ing through his jaw on one side and pass­ing out through his neck on the other, barely es­cap­ing the wind pipe. He lay where he fell for some con­sid­er­able time, but was even­tu­ally picked up by Pri­vate W. Wa­son, of Toob­o­rac, who found him to be in a very weak con­di­tion.

Many wood-carters with drays well laden with wood were seen wend­ing their way through Heath­cote on Satur­day … the wood was be­ing de­liv­ered to the Heath­cote District and Gen­eral Hospi­tal in re­sponse to an ap­peal for such a con­tri­bu­tion … Through­out the af­ter­noon nearly sixty loads of wood were brought in, and these, to­gether with two truck­loads do­nated by the cut­ters of Ma­jor's Line and Knowsley made a very valu­able stack of wood in­deed … Wood cut­ting com­pe­ti­tions proved an at­trac­tion dur­ing the af­ter­noon ... Mr T. Turner won the open chop … An old buf­fers' chop was won by Mr J. Flow­ers.

Have a laugh

A farmer was milk­ing his cow ... He was just start­ing to get a good rhythm go­ing when a bug flew into the barn and started cir­cling his head. Sud­denly, the bug flew into the cow's ear. The farmer didn't think much about it, un­til the bug squirted out into his milk bucket. It went in one ear and out the ud­der.

An 18th-cen­tury vagabond in Eng­land, ex­hausted and fam­ished ... came to a road­side Inn with a sign read­ing: "Ge­orge and the Dragon." He knocked. The Innkeeper's wife stuck her head out a win­dow. "Could ye spare some vict­uals?" He asked. The woman glanced at his shabby, dirty clothes. "No!" she shouted. "Could I have a pint of ale?" "No!" she shouted. "Could I at least sleep in your sta­ble?" "No!" she shouted again. The vagabond said, "Might I please...?" "What now?" the woman screeched, not al­low­ing him to fin­ish. "D'ye sup­pose," he asked, "that I might have a word with Ge­orge?"

Quote of the week

“With so many things com­ing back in style, I can’t wait un­til morals, re­spect and in­tel­li­gence be­come a trend again.” —


Brain­teaser: Cut the cake twice into quar­ters and then make one hor­i­zon­tal cut.

1. d. Har­ri­son Ford; 2. c. Thomas Mapother IV; 3. b. Brother and Sis­ter; 4. c. Jodie Foster; 5. d. Ni­co­las Cage.

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