Year 12 graduates from Roma State College.
Year 12 graduates from Roma State College.

CATCH UP: 8 stories you might have missed this week

IT’S been a big week of news around the region, and there’s been a few stories you might have missed. Never fear, The Western Star has you covered.

Catch up here:

1. FROM ROMA TO BEYOND

Roma State College and St Johns have both farewelled their graduating year 12s this week, and a number of them sat down to share their aspirations for next year, and which teachers have inspired them the most.

Read the RSC testimonies here

Read St Johns students thanking their school

2. RSL president remembers war hero aunt who survived concentration camps

For George Mehay, Remembrance Day isn’t just about commemorating the Armistice, which was signed 101 years ago and marked the end of World War I.

Read George’s emotional connection with Armistice Day here

3. GLITZ AND GLAMOUR TO WRAP UP THE YEAR

The red carpet lit up with glitz and glamour when the students arrived for the Roma State College Senior Formal at the Explorers Inn on Saturday night.

See the full photo gallery here

4. INTERIM COUNTRY UNIS BOARD CALLS FOR FEEDBACK

Dedicated educators and advocates for learning in the Maranoa have come together for the first ever meeting of the interim board for the future Country Universities Centre.

Read more about it here

5. STUDENTS HIT HIGH NOTES AT ROMA MUSICFEST

In its biggest year to date, Musicfest 2019 shone a spotlight on talented musicians from throughout the region.

Read the full story here

6. ROMA-OWNED HORSE RACES FOR THE CUP

Roma-owned and locally trained, five-year-old gelding Cape Wickham is set to race for his first major cup, and it is going to be on his home track this Saturday.

You’ll find the full story here

7. GOVERNMENT CLEARS UP ROO CONFUSION

In the wake of mass confusion surrounding a macropod harvesting suspension across southwest Queensland, the Department of Environment and Science has clarified which local government areas will be affected by its rule change, slated for 2020.

Your questions answered here