Trivia chal­lenge

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1. Many of us have ei­ther played or have heard of Atari games. What does Atari mean: a. Suc­cess; b. Fun; c. De­ter­mi­na­tion; or d. Achieve­ment?

2. How many rows of aliens are there usu­ally at the start of a Space In­vaders game: a. 1; b. 3; c. 4; or d. 5?

3. In video games, what colour is Pac-Man: a. Green; b. Red; c. Yel­low; or d. White?

4. Jump­man’s goal is to save the Lady from the gi­ant ape in which 1981 ar­cade game: a. King Kong; b. Don­key Kong; c. Go­rilla Go­rilla; or d. Re­venge?

5. What was the first ar­cade game man­u­fac­tured by Atari: a. As­teroids; b. Yars Re­venge; c. Pong; or d. Ad­ven­ture?

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 2018 movie re­lease from the fol­low­ing clue?

Pre­pared and or­gan­ised ini­tial game par­tic­i­pant.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, Septem­ber 10, 2008 The rem­nants of a VicRoads tree-cut­ting pro­gram along Toob­o­rac-Lancefield Rd has caused con­cern among res­i­dents. Ex­ten­sive trim­ming of trees along the nar­row road has re­sulted in large branches, trunks and fo­liage be­ing left to rot in ta­ble drains … Nullavale Fire Brigade cap­tain Ray Mul­lane be­lieves the large amounts of dry refuse will be a prob­lem in fire sea­son.

Col­binab­bin has pro­duced one of the great­est sec­ond-half come­backs in Heath­cote and District Foot­ball League his­tory to snatch the 2008 premier­ship in stun­ning fash­ion. Fi­nal score: Col­binab­bin 16.9 (105) d Heath­cote 12.11 (83). The McIvor Times, Septem­ber

8, 1993 South Heath­cote is the home of a vin­tage Sun­beam Tal­bot 1939 Tourer — one of only five known to still be in ex­is­tence in the world. Alan Hosie bought the car 30 years ago for 250 pounds and drove it for sev­eral years as a mem­ber of The Vin­tage Driv­ers Club. He is now pa­tiently restor­ing it af­ter it has sat on blocks for the last 15 years.

The Heath­cote Pri­mary School Coun­cil has called two pub­lic meet­ings to ex­plain to par­ents and in­ter­ested per­sons the ef­fect of the state gov­ern­ment’s pro­posed cuts to its ed­u­ca­tion bud­get and to plan any fu­ture ac­tion … the school coun­cil will be call­ing for con­struc- tive ideas on pos­si­ble an­nual par­ent con­tri­bu­tions to­wards their chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion and a cost of $200 per year per child is one pos­si­bil­ity.

Odd Spot: Heard on the grapevine that a cer­tain lo­cal per­son went to the po­lice sta­tion one morn­ing re­cently for an in­ter­view to get his li­cence restored, af­ter los­ing it for be­ing over .05. He was breathal­ysed and showed a read­ing higher than his orig­i­nal con­vic­tion!

Heath­cote Net­ball Clubs D Grade team won the Light­ning Premier­ship held at El­more last month. The team com­prised: Rebecca Dick­in­son, Am­ber Fouracre, Con­nie Seiler, Chris­tine Man­nix, Dana Valen­tini, Me­lanie Ku­bat, Sarah Con­nally, Joe­lene Han­cock, Jamie Gun­ton and He­len McHarg. The McIvor Times, Septem­ber

10, 1968 The Miss Golden North com­pe­ti­tion associated with the Miss Aus­tralia Quest was fi­nalised at a func­tion in Bendigo on Fri­day night. With five en­trants, Heath­cote’s Lor­raine Bin­ney was run­ner-up to the Mary­bor­ough com­peti­tor, Dul­cie Smith.

Ad­ver­tise­ment: No­tice to all my cus­tomers — I am pleased to an­nounce that, com­menc­ing Mon­day 9th Septem­ber, I will be amal­ga­mat­ing my Bread and Pas­try busi­ness with the new

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