REVEALED: KAP's candidate for the state seat of Warrego is Rick Gurnett.
REVEALED: KAP's candidate for the state seat of Warrego is Rick Gurnett.

CATCH UP: 5 stories you might have missed

WE HEAR a lot about COVID-19, international politics and the crime affecting our communities.

While we will continue to provide you all the latest and up-to-date stories on the hot button issues, we are also bringing you great news from the southwest.

Here are five stories from The Western Times you might have missed this week:

1. Plans for new flight school in the southwest

THE Roma Aero Club has been soaring through local skies for years, now one of the members has a plan to start up a new flight school.

Club secretary Col Vaughan said his flying school has been certified and is almost all set up.

2. One year on since iconic pub lost to tragic blaze

IT HAS been one year since the tiny town of Muckadilla lost its historic watering hole to a devastating inferno.

It only took two days for long time patrons Christy and Marty Coomber to decide to buy the ruins and commit to rebuilding the iconic southwest pub.

The pair live on a property 20km away and vividly remember August 8 like it was just yesterday.

3. Roma scores whopping victory over Toowoomba

IT WAS a decisive victory for the Roma & District rugby league team in their face-off with the Southern Suburbs Tigers from Toowoomba at the Arthur Beetson Grounds.

Players from all across the Maranoa, as well as Chinchilla, Cunnamulla and Charleville were part of Roma’s team on Saturday August 8.

4. REVEALED: Katter party candidate for Warrego shares plans for seat

CATTLE farmer Rick Gurnett believes he is the “antidote to turn things around” in the southwest, and has announced his intentions to run for the seat of Warrego on behalf of the Katter Party in the upcoming October election.

Mr Gurnett’s intention to run was announced by party leader Robbie Katter today.

5. Road closures as heavy rain pelts southwest

SOUTHWEST Queensland was hammered with welcomed heavy rain as storm clouds move towards the eastern seaboard.

Quilpie councillor Roger Volz said his rain gauge is “extremely” happy to show more than 50mm of rain on August 7.

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