Quick quip

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

As long as ev­ery­thing’s ex­actly how I want it, I’m to­tally flex­i­ble.

Did you know?

When Italy’s Mount Ve­su­vius erupted in 472 and 1631 AD, ash from the erup­tion landed as far away as Is­tan­bul. That’s more than 1200 km away.


What is 10 per cent of 10 per cent of 10 per cent of 10?

Ex­cuses, ex­cuses

Ac­tual ex­cuses for not go­ing to work:

I woke up in a good mood and didn’t want to ruin it.

A fridge fell on me.

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in the clas­si­fieds: “Found — 1 bag of dog poop on side­walk at cor­ner of Brien and Ir­win. Owner can claim by con­tact­ing fin­der at 80 Ir­win and pay­ing for this ad.”

“Tex­ans sup­port death penalty, but only for the guilty.”

Trivia chal­lenge

1. Ap­prox­i­mately 90 per cent of all vol­canic ac­tiv­ity on Earth oc­curs where: a. Un­der the oceans; b. In deserts; c. Arc­tic Cir­cle; or d. Near the equa­tor?

2. Which of the fol­low­ing is the scale used to mea­sure the size of vol­canic erup­tions: a. Richter Scale; b. Vol­cano Erup­tiv­ity Scale; c. Vul­can In­dex; or d. Vol­canic Ex­plo­siv­ity In­dex?

3. What is the most abun­dant vol­canic gas: a. Wa­ter va­por; b. Car­bon diox­ide; c. Sul­fur diox­ide; or d. Car­bon monox­ide?

4. The an­cient town of Pom­peii was de­stroyed and buried un­der ash by the erup­tion of which vol­cano: a. Mount Fuji; b. Mount Ve­su­vius; c. Mount Ere­bus; or d. Kraka­toa?

5. About how many vol­ca­noes erupt ev­ery year around the world: a. 10; b. 20; c. 60; or d. 100?

Recipe of the week

Cap­puc­cino Cheese­cakes In­gre­di­ents: 125g plain choco­late bis­cuits, crumbed 60g but­ter, melted 1 tbsp Nescafe´ Blend 43 1 tbsp hot wa­ter 250g cream cheese, soft­ened

3/4 cup (190mL) Nes­tle´ Sweet­ened Con­densed Milk 2 eggs 1/2 cup (125mL) pure cream 2 tbsp cof­fee liqueur Orange seg­ments, to serve Method: 1. Pre­heat oven to 180 de­grees Cel­sius/160 de­grees fan forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup (80ml) muf­fin pan with pa­per cases.

2. Com­bine bis­cuit crumbs and but­ter; press into the base of each muf­fin case. Re­frig­er­ate un­til re­quired.

3. Com­bine Nescafe blend 43 and wa­ter and set aside.

4. Beat cream cheese un­til smooth. Add Nes­tle´ sweet­ened con­densed milk; beat un­til smooth. Add eggs, cream and cof­fee liqueur; mix well. Spoon into muf­fin cases.

5. Bake 15-20 min­utes or un­til just set. Cool then serve with orange seg­ments.

Serves: 12. Source: Nes­tle.

Mys­tery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan movie from the fol­low­ing clue?

Mr DiMag­gio takes on the fiery forge of Vul­can.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 8,

2008 More than 4000 pa­trons flocked to the show­grounds at the week­end for the Heath­cote Wine and Food Fes­ti­val, mak­ing this year's event the most suc­cess­ful yet.

Heath­cote Vis­i­tor In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre is set to ben­e­fit from last week's in­stal­la­tion of a 10-panel so­lar power sys­tem.

The once fa­mous Heath­cote Cup was the most im­por­tant race on the district horse rac­ing cal­en­dar each year, but Heath­cote rac­ing ended in 1964. On Sun­day, the Heath­cote Cup will make its long-awaited reap­pear­ance at Kil­more … Heath­cote's Com­mer­cial Ho­tel will spon­sor the $10,000 Heath­cote Cup.

Col­binab­bin Foot­ball and Net­ball Club has se­cured a $60,000 sport and recre­ation grant to in­stall new light­ing at the town's foot­ball oval.

Heath­cote Golf Club held a char­ity golf day on Sun­day, rais­ing $2191 for the Very Spe­cial Kids Foun­da­tion. The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 6,

1993 Af­ter their sec­ond at­tempt to get it right, McIvor Shire Coun­cil adopted its Lo­cal Law Num­ber 3 at its last meet­ing. The law is de­signed to ban pri­vately owned food vans from the town­ships of Heath­cote, Toob­o­rac, Knowsley, Mia Mia and Coster­field un­less they are op­er­ated from Crown Land or land un­der the man­age­ment of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity. The most im­me­di­ate ef­fect from the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the law will be to stop the man sell­ing his straw­ber­ries near the Bar­rack Re­serve and the cou­ple who are often seen sell­ing fruit at the south end of Heath­cote.

Heath­cote Po­lice are tri­al­ing a mo­bile phone in a bid to of­fer bet­ter ser­vice to the district peo­ple. Sergeant Peter Gil­more says the phone is to en­able peo­ple to reach lo­cal po­lice even when the sta­tion is shut (from 4pm un­til 9am) or when po­lice are called out dur­ing the day.

Royal Mel­bourne Show: Re­becca Dickinson of South Heath­cote has won the VASA State Fi­nal Rich Fruit Cake Ju­nior Com­pe­ti­tion (un­der 18 years); The McCarthy fam­ily of Toolleen had one of their most suc­cess­ful years at the show with their Red Poll cat­tle with Der­rileen Song­ster win­ning Se­nior Cham­pion Cow and Der­rileen Rulette win­ning Re­serve Ju­nior Cham­pion Heifer; Bar­bara Dunne of Coster­field Park Cash­mere Stud took out two firsts, a sec­ond and a third in her first time show­ing fleeces; Bob and Joan Hard­ing of Glen­hope had a most suc­cess­ful show with their poul­try. Of their 12 en­tries only one was un­placed in its class, with one bird win­ning Cham­pion Dark Ply­mouth Rock. The McIvor Times, Oc­to­ber 8,

At the Septem­ber meet­ing of the McIvor Shire Coun­cil, re­ports were made of dam­age to roads by army ve­hi­cles and there was crit­i­cism of the army’s in­dif­fer­ence.

At 10.45 pm on 1st Oc­to­ber, a mo­tor truck col­lided with the SEC pole out­side the Fire Bri­gade Hall caus­ing a black out all over the town. Power was re­stored af­ter about four hours. The load of empty gas cylin­ders the truck was car­ry­ing was strewn along the road­way to the com­fort sta­tion.

Mem­bers of the A.P.&H. So­ci­ety Ladies Aux­il­iary staged a very suc­cess­ful hat pa­rade in the bowl­ing club­house on Wed­nes­day morn­ing last. Those present en­joyed view­ing a most de­light­ful range of spring hats by the cour­tesy of Mrs Mans­field of Font­awayne, Bendigo, and mod­elled by five lo­cal ladies.

The Heath­cote District Foot­ball League held its 16th an­nual Belle of Belles Ball at Rush­worth on Fri­day 20th Septem­ber. The win­ning Belle was Miss Yvonne Hill, of Col­binab­bin, who wore a pale char­treuse Swiss cot­ton shan­tung A-line gown with three rows of scal­lops around the sleeves and hem­line and a squared neck­line. The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Advertiser, Oc­to­ber 10, 1918 Pte W. Flow­ers, son of Mr and Mrs J. Flow­ers, of Heath­cote, was home on fi­nal leave last week. He re­turned to camp on Satur­day morn­ing.

Messrs R. Barr (chair­man), James Lock and Thos. Gra­ham, held a sit­ting at the War­den's Court, Bendigo, yes­ter­day. Mr C. F. Neal, solic­i­tor for Al­bert and Cather­ine Zoch, the owner and oc­cu­pier of the Coronation Ho­tel, Pyalong (re­cently de­prived of its li­cense) ap­plied for a re­hear­ing of his clients' case and for the can­ce­la­tion of the court's de­ter­mi­na­tion. Mr Neal put in an af­fi­davit and the signed state­ment of the owner of the Pyalong Ho­tel, which stated that "I will not af­fect any re­pairs or im­prove­ments to the said premises." Af­ter ar­gu­ment the court, in the cir­cum­stances set out, de­ter­mined to can­cel the pre­vi­ous de­ter­mi­na­tion to de­prive the ho­tel of its li­cense. Ev­i­dence was taken to en­able the court to as­sess com­pen­sa­tion to own­ers and li­censees of ho­tels de­prived of their li­censes, as fol­low: Mia Mia Ho­tel, Mia Mia … Su­gar Loaf Ho­tel, Toob­o­rac…

At a wel­come home so­cial, a pre­sen­ta­tion will be made to Pte. Ge­orge Macum­ber, who has been in­valided home af­ter two years' ser­vice. Pte. Macum­ber is the first Axedale sol­dier to re­turn. There is no doubt he will be given the very best that Axedale can give him and that Mr Drake's hall will be taxed to its ut­most to hold the num­bers that are ex­pected to at­tend.

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