Deadly Thinking Workshop

Deadly Thinking

Two workshops designed to promote social and emotional well-being in Indigenous communities will be held in Roma and Mitchell in mid-September. South West Hospital and Health Service Indigenous Health Coordinator Rodney Landers says the two Deadly Thinking workshops also would address the issue … [Read more...]

Seniors Week in Maranoa

seniors week

And according to Councillor Janelle Stanford, Portfolio Chair for Community and Social Services, that’s just another reason for Maranoa residents of all ages to come together to celebrate the contribution of seniors in our community. There’s a range of free events and activities planned and … [Read more...]

A New Gateway to Small Grants

Rural & Regional Renewal

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is now inviting applications from community groups across rural, regional and remote Australia to its flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities program. There is $380,000 available in grants of up to $5,000 to enable local non-profit groups to … [Read more...]

Festival of Small Halls Lights Up

Festival of Small Halls

Maranoa Regional Council is calling for submissions from a local community to host the Festival of Small Halls in their local hall on Saturday, 2 December. This festival is a series of tours that take the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists and send them on the road to tiny halls in … [Read more...]

Bush Nurse- 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero

rfds award winner (002)

A dedicated commitment to the wellbeing of her small central Queensland community has seen Lesley De Landelles take home the 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero award, presented to her at a gala event held in Brisbane. A bush nurse from Jericho, Lesley has been praised for her complete selflessness when it … [Read more...]

HOPE Deadly Recruits Camp

Deadly Recruits camp 2017 2

A special camp held this month for young people in the South West as part of the State Government and community-supported HOPE Project initiative has proved a great success. Recruits youth camp and mentoring program hosted 22 students from Cunnamulla, Charleville and St George state schools … [Read more...]

Music Fills the Air and Hearts

Westhaven drumming circle

A melody of beating drums, tapping toes and laughter is filling the hallways of Roma’s Westhaven Aged Care Facility, with a new musical activity proving popular. For the past few months residents with dementia have explored the rhythm of African drumming guided by Diversional Therapist’s Trish … [Read more...]