INSPIRATIONAL MOVE: Warwick teenager Lauren Walker was prepared to shave her head for the World's Greatest Shave back in 2016.
INSPIRATIONAL MOVE: Warwick teenager Lauren Walker was prepared to shave her head for the World's Greatest Shave back in 2016. Kerri Moore

Warwick teen makes a brave shave for grandmother

THE revelation of an exciting supermarket chain to the Rose City and a brave shave in honour of a family member made headlines in the Warwick Daily News on this day in 2016.

Two years ago today, it was announced by reporter Sophie Lester that Coles was set to replace Bi-Lo in the Rose City Shoppingworld.

Both brands fell under the Wesfarmers umbrella, with the decision to re-brand with the more popular option.

It was announced millions would be invested, as the chain went for a market-style supermarket, continuing the $40 million redevelopment of the centre by McConaghy Group.

Warwick teenager Lauren Walker paid the ultimate tribute to her late grandmother, as she prepared to embark on the World's Greatest Shave.

With just over a week until the event, Lauren had already raised more than her goal of $500, and had her eyes set on doubling her initial target.

"My nanna passed away three months ago. She was my inspiration and always supported a lot of charities,” she said.

"She was always big on doing her part for people in need. She was really selfless and now it's my thing to do for her.”

Preparations for the Southern Downs council elections were well underway, however the question of anonymity was raised.

Concerns were present about the issue with regards to postal votes, which included personal details, and thus the issue of potentially compromising anonymity of the vote.

Electoral Commission of Queensland assistant director Carrick Brough said this wouldn't be the case.

Mr Brough said names were marked off on return of votes, before names were removed and the votes were placed into a sealed box.

The start of March wasn't expected to bring a drop in temperatures for farmers desperately craving rain to help their conditions.

"What we're expecting for autumn is quite hot days and nights for March, and that will come back down to average temperatures by April,” BOM spokesman Jess Carey said. "April will also be slightly wetter with above average rainfall for the month for southern Queensland, and we're attributing this to the break down of the El Nino.”

A pair of upcoming junior boxers were making their way to Acacia Ridge as they strived to make an impact on the state championships.

Jacko McMahon and Lachlan Roche, both 15, were representing the Rose City Boxing Club at the Queensland Boxing Association Championships.

Roche, competing in the 63kg division, prepared for an hour each weekday, while McMahon, entered at 75kg, trained between two and three hours each day.