Quick quip

McIvor Times - - RABBIT STEW - 25 years ago The McIvor Times, De­cem­ber 1, 1993 50 years ago The McIvor Times, De­cem­ber 3, 1968 100 years ago The McIvor Times & Rod­ney Ad­ver­tiser, De­cem­ber 5, 1918

JUS­TICE is a dish best served cold be­cause if it were served warm it would be just wa­ter.

Did you know?

At the He­lade­ria Coro­moto Ice Cream Par­lour in Venezuela, you can choose from 900 flavours of ice cream in­clud­ing: spaghetti, tuna, ham­burger, Coca Cola and wine and shrimp!

Brain­teaser

What phrase is rep­re­sented by the re­bus be­low? 1. 2. Blame 3. Blame

Funny signs

Seen in a car park: “Vi­o­la­tors will be towed and find $50.”

Seen at a restau­rant some­where in Asia: Don’t drink a car un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol!”

News­pa­per hu­mour

Seen in the clas­si­fieds: “For Sale - Don­key Ma­nure – Good for your arthri­tis. Call Fred­die…”

Ac­tual head­line: “Sus­pects must speak up if they wish to re­main silent.”

Trivia chal­lenge

1. Which de­li­cious ice cream dish in­cludes a bar of ice cream be­tween two bis­cuits which are usu­ally soft: a. Ice Cream Sand­wich; b. Ice Cream Sun­dae; c. Ice Cream Cake; or d. Ice Cream Roll.

2. From which coun­try does Ge­lato orig­i­nate: a. USA; b. Italy; c. France; or d. Spain?

3. Ice cream was in­vented in which coun­try: a. Italy; b. USA; c. China; or d. Eng­land?

4. What food is of­ten used as a sub­sti­tute for ice cream in ad­ver­tis­ing photo shoots: a. Milk; b. Cot­tage Cheese; c. Yo­ghurt; or d. Mashed Potato?

5. Ac­cord­ing to Canstar Blue, what is Aus­tralia’s favourite ice cream flavour: a. Vanilla; b. Straw­berry; c. Choco­late; or d. Mint?

Recipe of the week

Pizza Pock­ets In­gre­di­ents 2 sheets Pam­pas puff pas­try, just thawed 100g leg ham, chopped 1/3 cup diced fresh pineap­ple 1/4 cup bot­tled char-grilled cap- sicum, drained and chopped 1 cup grated pizza cheese 1/2 cup packed basil leaves, coarsely chopped

1 tsp dried Ital­ian herbs, plus ex­tra to sprinkle 1 tbsp pizza sauce 1 egg, lightly beaten Method: 1. Pre­heat oven to 200 de­grees Cel­sius (180 de­grees C fan­forced). Line an oven tray with bak­ing pa­per.

2. Com­bine ham, pineap­ple, cap­sicum, cheese, basil and dried herbs in a bowl. Set aside.

3. Cut each pas­try sheet into 2 rec­tan­gles, one slightly larger than the other. Cut each rec­tan­gle in half cross­ways. Place the 4 smaller rec­tan­gles on the pre­pared tray, leav­ing space be­tween each for spread­ing. Spread each with 1 tea­spoon pizza sauce, leav­ing a 2cm bor­der around each rec­tan­gle. Top each with ham mix­ture. You will need to pile the mix­ture quite high and not place any mix­ture over the 2cm bor­der. Brush pas­try bor­der with some of the egg.

4. Make four 6cm long cuts across the cen­tre of each of the re­main­ing pas­try rec­tan­gles. Lay over fill­ing and press edges to­gether us­ing a tea­spoon or fork. Brush pas­try with egg and sprinkle with dried herbs. Bake for 20 min­utes or un­til golden brown.

Serves: 4 Source: Pam­pas.

Mystery movie

Can you work out the ti­tle of this 1986 fam­ily movie from the fol­low­ing clue?

The di­rec­tion giver’s trip among the clouds.

The way we were

10 years ago The McIvor Times, De­cem­ber

About 70 work­ers at the Coster­field mine have lost their jobs fol­low­ing in­sta­bil­ity in the in­ter­na­tional min­eral buy­ing mar­ket.

More than 200 district pri­mary school stu­dents took part in an Ad­vent pageant on Fri­day morn­ing with a pro­ces­sion down High St and a con­cert at the Bar­rack Re­serve.

The hard work of McIvor Neigh­bour­hood House com­mu­nity de­vel­oper San­dra Slatter and sev­eral se­nior res­i­dents over many months has re­sulted in the for­ma­tion and in­cor­po­ra­tion of the Heath­cote U3A.

Heath­cote Lady Bowls Club cel­e­brated its 50th an­niver­sary last Wed­nes­day with a high tea at the club house. Foun­da­tion and life mem­bers Jean Sang­ster and Marj Bin­ney cut the cake, while Eva Hicks, Peg Ring and Joan Jef­frey were hon­oured.

The Heath­cote Ju­nior Fire Brigade un­der 14 and un­der 17 teams ran ex­cep­tion­ally well at the Mel­ton demo on Satur­day, fin­ish­ing sec­ond in the ag­gre­gate com­pe­ti­tion in both age groups. Com­peti­tors in­cluded: Chelsea and Stephanie Wearne, David Mor­ris, Dal­las Mid­dle­ton, John Mor­ris, Bianca Bell, Tal­lula Galea and Ash­lyn Frost.

McIvor Shire Coun­cil is be­lieved to have ap­pointed their Shire Sec­re­tary Mr Rod Lester with chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer powers in a ma­jor shakeup in its cor­po­rate struc­ture, last week.

Eighty-one years of bank­ing his­tory came to an end at 5pm last Fri­day when the for­mer State Bank of Heath­cote closed its doors.

Po­lice re­port: A Christ­mas dis­play at McIvor Join­ery was tam­pered with when a toy ‘Dino’, from ‘The Flint­stones’, was stolen.

Work is pro­gress­ing steadily on the restora­tion of Gray­town Ceme­tery, thanks to the ded­i­cated ef­forts of Cor­po­ral Steve An­der­son. Steve’s work is be­com­ing ob­vi­ous now with a walk­ing track nearly com­pleted, a car space out­side the front gate, and paint­ing of the iron work on the graves com­menced.

A Red Poll steer was the Live Cham­pion and a Hereford the Hook Cham­pion from 54 en­tries at the 1993 Heath­cote AP&H So­ci­ety’s Hoof and Hook com­pe­ti­tion, judged last week.

Over 130 land­hold­ers at­tended a pub­lic meet­ing at Heath­cote on Wed­nes­day, 13th Novem­ber to hear Mr R G Downes, Chair­man of the Soil Con­ser­va­tion Author­ity, dis­cuss the fu­ture of the Ep­palock Catch­ment Soil Con­ser­va­tion pro­ject.

McIvor Coun­cil items – A let­ter was re­ceived from the Min­is­ter of Trans­port, ad­vis­ing that the Heath­cote Rail Ser­vice will cease on 6th Novem­ber. Cr Ken McLen­nan said the Rail­ways left a lot to be de­sired in the very short no­tice they gave in the clos­ing of the rail­way line. An ex­ten­sion of time should have been given to users, par­tic­u­lars with or­ders placed with firms in the city. The de­ci­sion to close the line was made so sud­denly that many peo­ple were put to much in­con­ve­nience and had to make hur­ried ar­range­ments to get goods trans­ferred and car­ried by other means, but it was point­less to make an is­sue of this mat­ter.

McIvor Coun­cil items – Coun­cil­lors were all in fa­vor of im­prov­ing the street light­ing in Heath­cote, which was classed as the worst lit town in the state.

On Tues­day 19th Novem­ber, Toob­o­rac State School pupils ac­com­pa­nied by their teach­ers, Mr and Mrs I Pur­chase, and seven par­ents vis­ited Melbourne for an ex­cur­sion.

Snakes are sup­posed to be par­tic­u­larly fond of chick­ens. Pre­sum­ably this is why a gen­tle­man of about 4 feet in length scared the very dick­ens out of "Chicken" Cham­bers last Fri­day af­ter­noon. Though why the snake was so anx­ious to get him we can't guess, for it would have no pos­si­ble hope of swal­low­ing a big, ro­bust, youth like him. Any­how "Chicken" was saved from be­ing eaten and taken up on the ceil­ing to live by the timely ar­rival of Mr Els­bury, who shot the un­de­sir­able one as he was climb­ing up some creeper. Yes, "Chicken" is over his fright now, but the shock was so great that it caused him to waste away so much that his new sol­dier suit won't fit him now.

Ab­so­lutely the largest crowd in the his­tory of Heath­cote gath­ered in the Shire Hall on Mon­day evening to ac­cord a pub­lic wel­come home to the An­zacs. To say the hall was packed would be do­ing it mild, for per­sons were jammed in ev­ery place pos­si­ble, while many even had to get be­hind the stage so as to be in it. When the re­turned men, eigh­teen in all, marched down the hall and onto the stage they were greeted with pro­longed ap­plause and cheers. The re­turned he­roes were: Cor­po­ral Barker and Lance Cor­po­ral Chap­man, J Ta­nian, B Tran­ter (Mil­i­tary Medal), S Ward, L A Phillips, Ray Kirby, A Sex­ton, D Bates, W Wal­lis, H P Ea­ton, R D Ea­ton, P Geary, F J Eichart, M B Ni­chol­son, J Con­nally, W In­dian and T Betts.

3, 2008Life on the land— Ralph Watkins sub­mit­ted this photo of men en­gaged in thresh­ing on Mr Hayes farm at Toolleen, in about the late 1930s. PHOTO SOURCE — Sub­mit­ted with thanks by Ralph Watkins. Do you have a photo for Rab­bit Stew? Please sub­mit your photo in per­son or by email to julie.thomp­[email protected]­times.com.au

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