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?
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.
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.”
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.
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.