The six stories from our region you may have missed this week
IT'S been a busy week around the region, so here's some of our biggest news you might have missed.
Catch up on these best six news items:
1. Local tattoo artist and mother reveals how kicking her bad habits changed her life
A Chinchilla tattoo studio owner gave up the booze nearly eight months ago and hasn't looked back since. She spoke to Chinchilla News about how her dependency on the bottle was holding her back from who she really was.
2.Our regions best teachers
In recognition of World Teachers Day on October 25, we wanted to recognise the teachers who bend over backyards for this students with additional needs.
3. Illora lockdown due to flu outbreak
The Southern Cross Care Illora village located in Chinchilla remains under quarantine due to an outbreak of influenza A. A statement released by the operator, Cross Care Illoura Village, said the facility had been obligated to notify Queensland Health once it became apparent that at least three residents had contracted the virus.
4. 400 JOBS: Downs solar farm reaches key milestone
More than 400 workers will be needed when construction begins on a massive solar energy project on the Western Downs early next year. The project reached a key milestone this week, after sealing an agreement to connect the 162MW project to the state's publicly-owned electricity grid.
5. Meet Tanya, the SES woman determined to debunk this myth
Four years after Tanya Wittmann joined the Dalby SES unit, she attended a job where she was required to tarp a man's roof. That man told Ms Wittmann that if he knew "a chick had to get up on her roof he never would have called the SES" Tanya Wittmann is on a mission to let women know that the SES is open to everyone who wants to join.
6. Toddler found in backyard pool unresponsive
A toddler has been airlifted to Queensland Children's Hospital where he remains in a critical condition after being pulled unresponsive from a backyard pool in Roma.