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Wed 11 Jul 2018

Big steps taken in Surat stand restoration

Big steps taken in Surat stand restoration

Reparation of the infamous Surat grandstand is now under way, with local handy-men working to restore it to its former glory.

Dancer makes her mark in Canada

Dancer makes her mark in Canada

Roma Highland dancer Hannah Hughes has recently returned from performing in the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Canada.

Toxic masculinity: why country boys are so angry

Toxic masculinity: why country boys are so angry

Teenage boys living in the country grow up believing they have to be aggressive, new research has shown.

Author: Laughter is my best medicine

Author: Laughter is my best medicine

Chinchilla author shares story of writing with Parkinson's disease.

Mon 9 Jul 2018

Grant to bolster geriatric services in west

Grant to bolster geriatric services in west

"For seniors living in Maranoa, access to services, suitable housing, and social connectedness can be difficult at times.”

Councils push for action to redress population decline

Councils push for action to redress population decline

Population decline is the primary issues concerning councils in the southwest.

Signs point to Roma housing recovery

Signs point to Roma housing recovery

The Roma house market is set to stabilise after years of decline, according to local real estate data.

Frost as western temperatures plummet

Frost as western temperatures plummet

Residents have awoken to another chilly start in the Maranoa, as a high pressure system sweeps up from the south.

Sun 8 Jul 2018

Car found bogged in creek

Car found bogged in creek

Car found early Sunday morning in Bungil Creek.

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Roma ambo in Qld's top 10 young leaders

Roma ambo in Qld's top 10 young leaders

IT WAS an emotional moment when Roma-based ambulance service manager Loretta Johnson was called to the stage to accept her award.

Hope on horizon after a tough financial year

Hope on horizon after a tough financial year

Mayor Tyson Golder has said the 2017-2018 period was a mixed bag for local businesses, with the economy yet to recover from the oil price crash.

Market optimism reflected in Roma business expansion

Market optimism reflected in Roma business expansion

ROMA'S Janelle Stanford is one of the business owners that has welcomed expansion at the start of the new financial year.

Wed 4 Jul 2018

Sydney Hots ready to heat things up in Roma

Sydney Hots ready to heat things up in Roma

THE Sydney Hotshots are preparing to show some skin at their Roma performance next week.

Country experience for students

Country experience for students

Dozens of students from the Queensland University of Technology have volunteered their time, trading in their holidays for a country experience.

Tue 3 Jul 2018

West prepares for NAIDOC week

West prepares for NAIDOC week

THE South West Hospital is leading NAIDOC week preparations, with the celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to be held from 8-15 July.

NAIDOC culture on show

NAIDOC culture on show

Celebrating indigenous culture with NAIDOC week.

Mon 2 Jul 2018

New childcare reforms reap benefits for region

New childcare reforms reap benefits for region

New childcare reforms set to benefit southwest.

Seeking opinions on drinks

Seeking opinions on drinks

Cancer Council and Heart Foundation are seeking answers about sugary drinks

Divestment on the table at council meeting

Divestment on the table at council meeting

Relocation of a large metallic bull and the sale of council assets are just a few of the issues that caused discussion at last week's council meeting.

Loads of fun and giggles

Loads of fun and giggles

Children dress up and have fun for Under 8's Day.

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