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Old Codger At The Pub Wants To Know Who Opened Up A Can Of Good Sorts

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT An old codger has made it clear that he is surprised by the amount of good looking young women drinking at The Lord Kidman in Betoota. While drinking his regular pint glass of weird old people beer, retired newsagency owner, Lyle Patterson (77) is getting away with saying things that anyone 40 years younger than him would be crucified...

First-year politics student becomes expert in French politics overnight

24 April, 2017. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A 19-year-old politics student at South Betoota Technical College is the talk of the town this afternoon after becoming an expert in the ins and outs of the French political system overnight. Close to a dozen of his classmates swooned over Gregor Liston, who now sports a gleaming hickey, as he regaled them with humorous...

Man’s faith in world tested as Gogglebox wins Best Factual Programme Logie

24 April, 2017. 15:34 ERROL PARKER |Editor-at-large| Contact A South Betoota shopkeeper had his faith in humanity tested last night as he watched the TV Week Logie Awards from behind the counter of his local mixed business. Walter Kowalczyk often watches a number of commercial television programs of an evening while he works, giving the 65-year-old an all-encompassing knowledge of what's hot and what's...

Student says she’d shave her head for wine money before doing it for charity

23 April, 2017. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A struggling South Betootan TAFE student has revealed to The Advocate this afternoon that she'd be open to raising money by shaving her head - but only if it was in support of her own rampant alcoholism. Citing that most charities are just rip off merchants that play on the heart strings of...

Local Dad ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by what son wore to festival

22 April, 2017. 15:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Attending the GumNutterz Festival out on the Betoota city limits last weekend, Greg Portman was eager to shed the Tarocash uniform he's forced to wear to work each day for something a little bit more befitting of his left-leaning politics. Wearing cut-off jean shorts and a handsome, joyful and charming vest complete...

Man accused of taking the piss found to have over 300 bottles of piss in bedroom

20 April, 2017. 17:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A serial piss taker has faced Betoota Local Court this afternoon after police discovered over three hundred separate bottles of piss in the bedroom of his West Betoota home. Charged with four counts of gross indecency and obstructing a police investigation, Glenn Porter, 32, pleaded not guilty to all charges, telling the...

High School Acquaintance At Hometown Pub Drops His Fourth ‘So How Ya Been, Mate?’

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact Punctuating each sentence with the 'Oi, but seriously,' prefix, a local Dorper stud manager asked the same bloke how his was last night down at The Betoota Hotel a record for times - in the same conversation. Nathan Decanter often speaks highly of the sheep business, telling the cattlemen who also frequent the bottom pub...

Moree man performs ancient courtship display of spitting rum on potential mate

19 April, 2017. 17:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact You'd be mistaken for thinking 'Moree Man' was the next comic book hero to be brought to the silver screen, but you wouldn't be too far wrong. Left on the cutting room floor of the BBC's groundbreaking nature documentary Planet Earth II, was a rare courtship display filmed by the British crew...

Sydney’s Coogee Beach receives Irish Gaelic street signs to aid local residents

19 April, 2017. 17:34 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A campaign by Coogee residents, in Sydney's eastern provinces, to erect Irish Gaeilge street signs has won over local council this week, heralding a new era of acceptance in the region. Donagh Moloney, originally of Letterkenny in the Irish Republic, emigrated to Australia in the early 1990s and has called Coogee home...

Discovery Of Oil Reserves In Betoota Drives Petrol Prices Back Down To 70 Cents A Litre

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT After the recent discovery of oil in the Diamantina Shire, the Betoota BP fuel and diner has today announced that the prices for unleaded are the cheapest they have ever been since Petero Civoniceva first started played for the Brisbane Broncos. The service station has paid homage to this by plastering a photo of Petero's head on...

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