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...]

Cancer facilities to relieve travel burdens on South Westpatients

Charleville Hospital - Image courtesy of Wetland Wanderer

A project to increase the cancer care facilities at public hospitals in Charleville, Roma and St George will be left in the capable hands of Charleville Nursing Unit Manager, Nicky McKellar. The expansion of services will take place over the coming months and aims to alleviate travel burdens on … [Read more...]

Vegie Man encourages kids to be healthy

Vegie Man and Ripper Skippers

Roma State College Junior Campus students were treated to a guest appearance by the Vegie Man last Friday, as well as a high energy performance by the Ripper Skippers. Vegie Man was at the school promoting a new free healthy lifestyle program for families that will commence in Roma on Thursday 15 … [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...]