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80% Of Phone Call With Country Parents Spent Asking Each Other If You Can Hear Them

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact A recent survey carried out by a Betoota tech and communications agency, TechComm, has revealed some staggering results around phone coverage in the Diamantina region. For the majority of Betootanese parents, a weekly phone call with their children living interstate is the only chance they get to touch base....

Local PCYC Debuts Cool New PG-Rated Graffiti Mural

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The Betoota Flight Path District's PCYC (Police and Community Youth Club) has today unveiled the newest addition to their Kidz Klub activity centre, by commissioning several born again Christian to do a cool little graffiti painting on the brick wall near the basketball courts. The new mural, which is...

Barista’s Good Mood Ruins The Customer Experience

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT French Quarter cafe Shoe String Co provides the neighbourhood with cups full of bitter, brown liquid that for many of the regulars is the best part of their day. This wholesome impact may be in jeopardy however as the cafe has now hired a happy barista who is ruining...

Falls Festival Group Chat Goes Dead Silent After Someone Asks Whose Car They Should Take

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet |CONTACT A wave of silence broke over a local group chat this morning after discussion about how excited they are for Falls Festival later this year turned to whose cars they’d be taking. The group of friends, who often bond and grow as a unit through getting sunburnt and lost at summer at...

Mum Asks If You’ll Be Cold For The Eighth Time Between Front Door And Car

TRACEY BENDINGER | Culture | Contact A local mum has broken a world record yesterday evening after asking her daughter if she’s cold for the eighth time in 40 seconds – the time it’s taken the pair to walk from their front door to their car. Beth Burton (59) and her daughter, Bridget (24), were...

Millennial Forced To Buy CD After Muso Friend Releases Album

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Local millennial Amber Robinson (26) received a reminder that when you’re living paycheque to paycheque, it’s not just the taxman who is hitting you up for cash.  Recently the young socialite was swindled out of an amount equivalent to an hours pay at her hospitality job at a cafe...

Mate’s Vague Italian Ancestry Really On Show At Dinner Party

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT "Step aside" declares local stone and tile salesman, Daniel Di Marco (38). It's still the early stages of a Friday night dinner party, and Daniel isn't even the host. But he has a unique skillset that he doesn't get to show off that often, and it is his ethnic...

Kindle Reader More Than Happy To Be Interrupted By Stranger To Discuss Their Kindle

LOUIS BURKE | Culture | CONTACT Increased amounts of video content in recent years means book readers have enjoyed a niche positioning as societal outcasts due to them being better than everyone else. One such sect within this pious community are the Kindle readers who invested money to abandon their paperback cousins for the sanctimonious...

Barnaby Now Forced To Watch iView After Ex-Missus Changes Netflix Password

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet |CONTACT After a tough day for the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, things got even worse. Trying to unwind with the latest series of Stranger Things, which the maverick MP reportedly loves, Joyce was confronted with a disturbing reality. His ex had changed the...

Barnaby Forced To Borrow Mate’s Phone To Call ScoMo After Phone Runs Out Of Credit

WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet |CONTACT Under fire National's MP Barnaby Joyce has been forced to call in a favour today after his phone ran out of credit. The popular tablelands representative had to ask a mate if he could borrow their phone to make 'a heaps quick call.' Joyce eventually...

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