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Local Costume Party Deemed a Success Despite One Man Refusing To Dress Up

BRETT ORANGE | Social Pages | Contact A renown local party pooper has failed to rain on a Betoota Ponds costume party overnight. Tina Colon's midweek birthday bash has been deemed a success after close to a dozen of her close pals turned up to ring in Thursday with a bang. The shindig's theme was 'Wigs & Jigs', which was a 'bit...

Local jetski owner puts finishing touches on new house with home bar

MARINE DELPHENE | Local News | Contact A reformed dolphin poacher had a soft-opening for his home bar to mild fanfare overnight at his Betoota Hills residence. Situated on the ground floor of his recently-built Queenslander-inspired display home, Deverell Slacks told The Advocate that the entire build was centred around the bar and that the whole thing took him nearly 6 weeks...

Local Tailender Drops A Grand On New Bat

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact A local number 9 batsman has walked out of Wilson Sporting Goods on Mitchell Avenue a thousand dollars lighter after he simply couldn't walk past this season's offerings from Kookaburra. Though he barely averages double figures, Michael Plug told The Advocate that the blame for that lies in his poor choice of bat last season...

LOCAL NEWS: Sir Richard Branson visits district

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact On the second of his bi-annual trips into the heart of the Queensland desert, British business magnate, budding spaceman and philanthropist, Richard Branson, dropped into his favourite Charleville watering hole for a cup of tea. Taking the time out of his busy schedule to catch up with The Advocate’s editors, the London-native was quick to...

Agitated man buying multiple packets of cigarettes in local 7/11 on PayPass denies credit card is stolen

LEWIS MOTLEY | Local News | Contact A polite but flustered young man has denied allegations that he's been using a stolen credit card to buy cigarettes. Darren Mulvey, 32, was spotted at a number of local convenience stores yesterday evening attempting to purchase as many cigarettes as he possibly could in one PayPass transaction. However, many shopkeepers grew suspicious of the...

Man Jailed For Tricking Mate Into Having A Shot Of Black Sambuca

RACHAEL BURNT | Court Reporter | Contact A South Betoota man was sentenced to serve a maximum of 12 months behind bars today with a non-parole period of six months after being found guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm upon a friend during a night out at the Betoota Golf Club earlier this year. Sam Frucor tricked a friend, who cannot...

Unwed Millennial Couple Buys Home After Finally Taking Joe Hockey’s Advice To Get Better Jobs

QUINTIN CARTWRIGHT | Local News | Contact Two former South Betoota bottom-feeders have kick-started their life by trading in their old low-paying jobs for high-paying ones. Sam Finsbury used to break construction material into manageable pieces before throwing it into a skip bin for a living and his partner Amy Miller shot birds at the airport. However, they've been able to buy their first...

Local woman reveals she wants to be taken back to Europe in touching Instagram tribute to continent

SALLY BETTS | Culture | Contact Returning to work this Monday at her boutique public relations firm, a local 24-year-old has taken to Instagram this morning to reveal that she wants to be taken back to Europe. Sarah Coleman spent upwards of three weeks basking in the European sunshine earlier this month and now after returning back to her old life...

Bob Katter stands in awe of new local solar panels

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact "You mean to say they get the power from the sun?" he said. The Member for Kennedy asked his media advisor to quickly pull over after passing the Windorah Solar Farm earlier today so he could take a closer look. "Pull over," said Katter, tapping the driver on the shoulder. After saying nothing for twenty minutes, Bob...

Stumbling upon freshly-cleaned public toilet current highlight of local man’s weekend

GILBERT HESSE | Culture | Contact A local father of four has revealed to The Advocate this morning that coming across a freshly-cleaned public toilet has been the highlight of his otherwise dull weekend. Betoota Ponds man, Dennis Wilmott, regaled our reporters regarding his experience today at the Grey Range National Park public toilets - where he said the facilities were...

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