Anzac Day 2017 – 102 Years


It’s not just the tempo of the music from bands, the drums, the last post… Nor is it just the hum of engines as trucks and vehicles pass by; nor the shuffle of the march past; nor is it the silence… It’s in the looks and on the faces of the returned servicemen. The faces in the crowds, the … [Read more...]

A Call for More Foster Carers

foster carer campaign-message

A $2.6 million statewide recruitment progamme for more foster carers has been launched by the State Government in time for Foster and Kinship Care Week. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman is encouraging residents of the region to think about opening their hearts and homes to children in need … [Read more...]

It’s a Stick Up? OR Stick In-Maybe?

Penny Hutchinson and David McCarthy

With the flu season approaching throughout Queensland, South West residents are being encouraged to get their jabs and avoid becoming one of this year’s influenza statistics. Darling Downs and South West Public Health Unit Director Dr Penny Hutchinson says the aim of this year’s Indigenous … [Read more...]

It’s “That” Special Week Again

Easterr in the country 40 years

Easter delivers more than just bunny’s and chocolate to Maranoa and it has come every year for the past 40 years in the form of the Roma Easter in The Country Festival. The Festival, which sees thousands flood into Our Towns each year, celebrates its 40th Anniversary this week and it is doing so … [Read more...]

Is Council Barking Up the Right Tree?


Well on this one for Roma - Council Wants your thoughts… Would you like a designated place close-by to let your dog off the leash to run, play and socialize? Council is seeking feedback from the Roma community to see whether there is any support for an off-leash dog park in Roma. A possible … [Read more...]

Surat MPHS Auxiliary Fete Does the Job.


This months’ Fete at the Surat Multipurpose Health Service has helped raise funds towards the cost of a state-of-the art reading magnification machine. Surat MPHS Director of Nursing Skye Williams says the fete on 11 March had been organised by the hospital auxiliary to raise its share of the … [Read more...]