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IT Specialist Impresses Valentine By Disputing Mainstream Account Of 9/11 On First Date

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact North Betoota man, Chris Frith, says that the idea of once again spending Christmas alone is not something that bothers him. In fact it is the last thing that bothers him. Chris is an adherent of the 9/11 Truth movement, just one of many theorists from around the world who dispute the mainstream account of the...

STUDY: Country Queenslanders lead state in foreign name pronunciation

1 February, 2015. 13:01 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact QUEENSLAND is the nation's self-proclaimed "smart state" - yet over 90% of Australia's "sun-kissed minority" cannot pronounce the name of their likely new premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk. While the more cultured and progressive states have been battling with Polish names for decades, this is the first example of Queenslanders having to learn a...

Tamworth celebrate 42 years since stealing Betoota’s Country Music Festival

23 January, 2015. 19:48 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact Country music lovers from all across the world have converged in Tamworth this Australia Day Weekend, with many arriving late Wednesday night to begin preparations for campsites and event schedules. The Tamworth Country Music Festival boasts themselves as host to "Every Country Music Fan In Australia" over the annual festival weekend - However,...

Meet Councillor Keith Carton, Betoota’s First Catholic Mayor

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | Contact In what can only be a true sign of reconciliation, in 2013 Betoota voted in the first Lord Mayor of Catholic heritage. It was only recently that Councillor Keith only clarified his families ‘question marks' when he was caught out ordering the fish special at the Betoota Hotel. However, the former roo-shooter has revealed that he has...

Elderly Farmer Praised For “Taking Care” Of Local Cattle Thieves

  CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT The greater Queensland Channel Country has come together today in support and praise of a local identity who despite old age, continues to service his community. At 71, Mr Jack Pearson, a fourth-generation cattle grazier and founder of E.H. Pearson Pastoral Company, currently sits at number 45 899 on the BRW Rich List, with an estimated worth of...

Local mother justifies shameful addiction by comparing herself to unmarried friends

8 January, 2015. 08:59 CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | [email protected] 34-year old Betoota North mother of three, Alycia Curtin says that while her shameful "third-of-a-pack-a-day" smoking habit is not something she is proud of... it's not that bad - considering she has close friends who still go to nightclubs. "Look, I am a mother of three healthy children -  Which means I have...

Middle Aged Dad Reassessing Life Choices While Waiting On Teenage Weed Dealer’s Couch

CLANCY OVERELL | Editor | CONTACT "Yeah, I'll be out in a second... just have a seat" It's the painful words that no one wants to hear. Particularly a 42 year-old accountant who is beginning to feel ashamed by his habitual marijuana use. Local father of three, Matthew Geyer, says as a 42-year middle aged father of three - he has a hard enough...

Betoota’s New Year’s Eve celebrations 2017: Entertainment, traffic, list of hot spots and prime positions

31 December, 2016. 15:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact IT'S been a big year for us at The Betoota Advocate, from our various appearances on the ABC' to our partnership with HarperCollins to publish our first of many almanacks. We thank you for helping us grow from a modest country rag to a national news source - covering the biggest stories...

Betoota cowboy features on Humans of New York after meeting Hamish Blake

21 December, 2014. 14:03 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDER and Betoota local, Alex Whippett, has appeared on the global internet sensation Humans of New York - only a day after running in to Hamish Blake. Whippett was in town for the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) Monster Energy Buck off at Madison Square Garden this week, where he placed...

Man gets a root after using Wipe On Sex Appeal from pub vending machine

25 June, 2014. 12:14 ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact The man was drinking at the Betoota Hotel Said to have consumed over sixteen standard drinks In the moments after buying the pheromone wipe, he instantly became "fuckable" says woman. A VISIBLY INTOXICATED local man says he had intercourse with a transient woman after purchasing a pheromone wipe from a hotel restroom. Witnesses say...

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