The Blanket Drive Is on Again

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With the cooler months already upon us, Maranoa Regional Council’s blanket drive has begun. Council is asking community members to donate any new or pre-loved blankets for those in need this winter. Blankets can be donated at any Council Customer Service Centre or at the Roma Community Hub … [Read more...]

Sewer Manholes Under Inspection


Maranoa Regional Council will be undertaking regulatory maintenance inspections on sewer manholes next week in Roma to determine their condition. Councillor David Schefe, Portfolio Chair for Utilities says the inspections will help Council plan for a future renewal program. “These … [Read more...]

Anthrax Awareness Campaign Ramps Up


Graziers are being urged to find out how to best protect both their livestock and themselves from anthrax by attending an awareness day next week in St George. The workshop is being held Wednesday 30 May 2018 at the St George Cultural Centre and follows concern after recent incidents in the St … [Read more...]

Council Meeting Snapshot

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Maranoa Regional Council met this week and here’s a brief summary of decisions for key issues on the Agenda. Rotary Park Roma: Council supported the proposal from the Rotary Club to undertake improvements at the park on the corner of Arthur and Twine Street. The Club has received a grant of … [Read more...]

Time to Prepare


Property owners are being told to prepare for what is shaping up to be a horror fire season this year. Rural Fire Service (RFS) Acting Regional Manager Tim Chittenden says with little rainfall and cooler temperatures, crews had already seen significant bushfires in the Southern Downs and Granite … [Read more...]

It’s Scam Awareness Week

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No, it’s not a week where you have to rush out and stage a scam…Rather it’s a week we are all asked to think about ways we can protect ourselves against scammers who are on the march, in big numbers. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Scamwatch website received almost 33,000 … [Read more...]

Freemasons and Hospital Auxiliary Efforts in Vein

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Mitchell Multipurpose Health Service has a new portable vein finder device thanks to a partnership between the hospital auxiliary and the local Freemasons’ lodge. Mitchell MPHS Director of Nursing Kate Field says the hospital auxiliary had undertaken local fundraising activities and the … [Read more...]