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Dean swaps streets of Roma for bright lights of New York

DEAN Pritchard has swapped Roma audiences for Jennifer Lopez.

In Sunday night's episode of The X-Factor the 22-year-old was flown to New York to perform in front of the pop superstar.

But Pritchard told The Western Star he wasn't star struck during the encounter.

"I'm not a J-Lo fan, I was pretty laid back," he said.

"I respect her a lot but she's not my style of music."

Lopez recently performed for a global audience of more than two billion at the FIFA World Cup opening.

For the full story on Dean Pritchard and his visit to New York, see Tuesday's Western Star newspaper.


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Man trampled by horse on property

LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service has flown to a remote rural property north east of Roma after a man was trampled by a horse.

LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor treated the patient on scene

Thieves break into Anglican Church, steal charity bike

Roma's Anglican church has been the target of a godless act of crime

Meet the Carnarvon Cubs, Maranoa's newest junior league club

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New junior RDRL club need your help to design their logo.

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South-west braces for strong winds, thunderstorms

Strong winds and thunderstorms have been predicted for the next 24 hours across south-west Queensland.

Will speed bumps make Roma's CBD safer?

The Maranoa Regional Council has installed temporary speed bumps on McDowall St while the CBD upgrades continue.

The Maranoa Regional Council have introduced speed bumps to the CBD.

Man trampled by horse on property

LifeFlight's Roma-based Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service has flown to a remote rural property north east of Roma after a man was trampled by a horse.

LifeFlight's Critical Care Doctor treated the patient on scene

Thieves break into Anglican Church, steal charity bike

Roma's Anglican church has been the target of a godless act of crime

Meet the Carnarvon Cubs, Maranoa's newest junior league club

NEW CUBS: The newly formed Carnarvon Cubs executive includes Leticia Allwood (treasurer), Gemma Lines (secretary), Nick Cameron (president) and Scott Arthur (vice-president).

New junior RDRL club need your help to design their logo.

Dalby murder, arson, burglary case mentioned in court

Mark Wilkes

Mr Wilkes was found in his burnt-out home on January 20, 2016

Maranoa community groups set to receive $150,000

FUNDING BOOST: Member for Warrego Ann Leahy.

Groups from Roma, Injune, Wallumbilla and Mungallala will benefit.

Teeing off for men's health

TEEING OFF: Lyle Cherry, Andrew Snars, Steve Outen and Owen Lingard encourage everyone to come along to the Men of League golf day.

The Roma Men of League gold day is on October 7 - 8.

Classic car auction draws buyers from US, Dubai

"He wants everyone to enjoy the cars, the collection got too big'

Channel 9 orders second season of Doctor Doctor

Rodger Corser stars in the TV series Doctor Doctor.

RURAL medical drama finds a loyal following.

MOVIE REVIEW: Storks delivers family fun

A scene from the movie Storks.

ANIMATION can be hit or miss but when it hits, it hits hard.

Nick 'the snake' to call the shots on Survivor jury

Australian Survivor contestant Nick Iadanza.

LATEST evictee is out of the game but will still have a say.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber split

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber have split after 11 years together.

Why Chris Hemsworth was spotted wearing nail polish

RED CARPET: Do you think Chris Hemsworth is the typical unpolished but well-natured Aussie bloke?

He's now officially the best bloke in Australia

Testament's new album is a concept album

ROME, ITALY- JULY 27, 2016: Testament photographed at The Roman Collisseium in Rome, Italy on July 27,2016. Gene Ambo

Testament to release new album

$40million hotel, shops development project for Mackay

Mt Pleasant hotel and retirement accommodation, proposed at 194-202 Malcomson St.

$40m development to take Mackay to 'the next level'

Property 200m from ocean selling for just over $100K

BEACHCOMBER PARK: Work has started on a new $19.2 million development at Toogoom.

The estate's developer is offering huge discounts for early buyers.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

First stages of $25 million housing development underway

New development on Madsen Rd - The Springs.

The blocks of land are much bigger than usual

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Rocky proves prime real estate in latest REIQ report

Kas Woch sold this Wood St home in Depot Hill for $107,000 in August.

A new investor's market as Rocky house prices hit lowest in state