Cheryl Rogers touched by rodeo turn out

Cheryl went back to jockeying two years ago, but was since diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Bucking bulls and wild broncos are not for the faint of heart, but the true fighter behind the Bulls and Barrels Charity Rodeo last weekend was Cheryl Rogers. A crowd of over 600 kicked up the dust at Bassett Park to show their support for the respected local jockey and trainer diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Oh- And When He Smiles!!!

James Blundell live shot

From the world stage to Roma…A Southern Downs super star will be delivering a powerhouse of entertainment for us all at Roma’s Easter in The Country Festival this year. It is one of the biggest acts ever known to Maranoa and brings international status to the event, thanks to entertainment … [Read more...]

Locals lead the fight against domestic violence

Wear a white ribbon tomorrow to show your support for ending domestic violence.

There’s a new ribbon on people’s collars, but do you know what it means? White Ribbon Day is an international campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence, with community events happening throughout the country. Local Zonta members will be out on the streets for White Ribbon tomorrow … [Read more...]

Drought discussed at Longreach forum

Discussion leads to action: communities will keep talking about drought in West Queensland.

Investment into tourism, wild dog fencing and internet connectivity were some of the key issues raised at a drought forum in Longreach on the weekend. Featuring a panel of state politicians, community members, Suncorp Bank and the Queensland Police, the forum was held in an effort to increase … [Read more...]

Waist the bottom line in Roma health competition

Waist circumference is a more accurate indicator of chronic disease.

Roma residents are encouraged to shape up this spring with a little ‘healthy’ competition that will see participants kick the kilos to the curb in the Roma Battle of the Bulge contest this month. Teams of four to six will battle it out in the twelve-week challenge that focuses on ‘waist’ loss … [Read more...]