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Betoota Races Soured After Mayor Is Caught Shelving Goey Into Prize Racehorse

28 August, 2015 10:30 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The Betoota races, held over two days in our far-western Queensland town about 33 kilometres north of the South Australian border, are quite literally the only show in town until - until the Brophy boxing tent roles through in October that is. With a spectacular turn out of roughly 6,000 people - our town has...

Shock As Man Riding A Horse Wearing A Pair Of RM Williams Riding Boots

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact DOUG PARSONS IS THE TYPE of bloke who'd walk into any pub down in the big smoke and light up a dart. He walks through every door dick first and refuses to apologise. When he's at work out west retrieving cattle out of the bush under helicopters and around motorbikes, his weapon of choice has...

Good Bloke Lets His Mate Finish Highly-Exaggerated Story That He Was Also Involved In

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Despite the fact that Ted knows Benji is blatantly geeing up his run-in with the Fortitude Valley police last night, he's going to let this one fly for the flow of conversation. As the boys get stuck into a few, the excitement of spinning yarns is turning into a subtle competition between Benji and their...

App to prevent ‘accidental incest’ proves a hit with West Queenslanders

6 August, 2016. 10:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact THE RISK OF WEST QUEENSLANDERS ACCIDENTLY sleeping with a relative or 'family friend' is apparently high enough to justify the creation of a smartphone app to help prevent it. A Thargomindah-based tech startup has released an app that has the information of every person registered in the Maranoa federal electorate and how...

Local Mum Thoroughly Impressed By Teenage Son’s Homemade Bunsen Burner

5 August, 2016 10:15 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local mum, Deidre Colley (48) is thoroughly impressed by her 17-year-old son Braiden's homemade bunsen burner, it has been confirmed. After stumbling upon it while cleaning the floor underneath his bed this afternoon, Mrs Colley was amazed by the engineering involved in what her son says is just 'some thing they made us do at...

Dad Expecting Daughter Gently Steers Wife Away From Long List Of Names Belonging To Old Roots

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local man, Jordan Javesa (36) is struggling to tell his wife, Angela, that the list of favourite baby names that she has chosen for their unborn daughter could easily be confused with a list of chicks he used to root. "It's really bad. I mean, she knows I used to get around before I met her. But this is another...

Report: Girlfriend’s Gay Best Friend Getting Away With Some Fairly Controversial Comments

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local man, Troy Liston can't believe some of the shit his girlfriend's gay best friend, Ted, gets away with saying to her. While tagging along on their weekly coffee date, Troy says he was blown away by some of the remarks he heard Ted throwing around in front of his partner of three years this morning. "Obviously the context is a bit...

Local Dad Mercilessly Heckles Hungover Waiter During Family Breakfast

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT Local Dad Ken Gillespie (59) is really enjoying giving it to the hungover waiter at a family breakfast this morning, it has been confirmed. While celebrating his daughter's 23rd birthday at a prominent inner-city cafe, Mr Gillespie was quick to notice that the young bloke serving them had a sickly Tasmania pallor and still smelt a little bit like...

Local soft boy needs two hands on the pliers to cut plain wire

17 July, 2016. 12:45 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact GRAPPLING HIS 10-INCH CRESCENTS like he's holding a cricket bat, a North Betoota sissy has embarrassed himself this morning by using both hands to cut up some plain wire. Stopping short of wearing gloves, Sam Earle (24) let out a quiet, audible moan as he finally heard the clink of wire hitting the...

Tortured High Schooler Not Even Sure What Triggers His Erections Anymore

12 July, 2016. 10:05 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Local teenager, Ed Harper can't stand up right now. For fear of being asked by his English teacher to help contribute to a English problem on the white board, the 15-year-old is currently sitting in complete silence while praying to whatever God will listen to his desperate pleas to be left alone until it goes soft. Ed...

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