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The week that was in the central west | Photos PARKES: There was plenty of fun to be had at this week’s Parkes Show.
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ORANGE: It took almost three years of community lobbying, but intervention from Roads Minister Duncan Gay has led to a speed reduction on The Escort Way.

CANOWINDRA: Children and staff at Canowindra Preschool celebrated Book Week by dressing up as their favourite characters every day last week.

ORANGE: Spring Terrace Public School students celebrated Environment Week on Wednesday with the knowledge their spring vegetables will have an extra helping hand this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

FORBES: The 2012 Western Districts Exhibit, winner of the People’s Choice Award, for the Sydney Royal Easter Show now has a permanent home on the wall of the Spotlight building.

ORANGE: Willa and Shaun Arantz catch up with Sydney Weekender’s Bec and Jason Stevens. Photo: JUDE KEOGH.0806racine6

COWRA: While growing corn is “good for the soul”, Cowra district farmer Ed Fagan, “Mulyan”, says getting the right variety to suit not only your market, but also growing conditions, pays dividends.

ORANGE: Andrew Lennard says he has had enough of burnt-out vehicles being left in suburban streets for weeks, only to have them leave a black mark on the road when they’re towed. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0821sgbowen1

BLAYNEY: Millthorpe family day care educator Helen Ewin has topped the class for providing quality early childhood education, having been named the regional winner in the 2014 excellence in family day care awards.

ORANGE: Python handler Maggie Morris, Mackenzie Schmich, ISHKA store manager Ivana Jovanovic and Andi Ferrito at ISHKA’s grand opening on Saturday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0823iska2

GRENFELL: Former Grenfell resident Wayne Heathcote with his daughter Sarah (a ride volunteer) and the Prime Minister Tony Abbott on the Pollie Pedal Ride last year.

PARKES: Nicole Tolhurst has continued a family tradition by being named Miss Parkes Showgirl.

ORANGE: THE Orange Civic Theatre was a flurry of colour, curled hair and tiny shoes on Sunday for the first day of the City of Orange Eisteddfod’s dance sections. Abe Hutchings and Summer Furner enjoyed their afternoon dancing as circus performers at the City of Orange Eisteddfod yesterday. Photo: STEVE GOSCH. 0824sheis1

COWRA: With a packed room and laughter all round, the official launch of the ‘Driving Miss Jacy’ appeal has been described as a resounding success, raising more than $6000.

FORBES: A former Forbes son has been awarded a bravery medal for saving two children from a burning house.

BATHURST: Bathurst Lions Club members David Morris, Graham Webster, Marilyn Warren, Member for Calare John Cobb, Val Kelly, Peter Johnson, Barbara Andrews, Sylvia Morris and Ian Warren at the handover of the new set of flags at Berry Park. 082114plions

DUBBO: Save Playmates Cottage subcommittee chairwoman Virginia Morley and Dubbo City Councillor Ben Shields at the childcare centre yesterday after Dubbo City Council voted to make urgent representations to the state government about the centre’s future. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: The Rabobank National Merino Sheep Show and Ram Sale kicked off in Dubbo on Tuesday. Pictured is show judge, Rod Kent from Kurrajong Park Merino Stud, Delungra, NSW with Shaun Kopp from Towalba Stud, Peak Hill, NSW. Photo: TAYLOR JURD

DUBBO: The Red Cross held their annual Big Cake Bake at Dubbo to raise funds for the organisation. Pictured is Tina Herning-Anforth, Karsha Lane and Julie Warren with some of the cakes and muffins for sale.Photo: LOUISE DONGES

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job. Probationary Constable Greg Lynch, Acting Sergeant Daniel Tagg and Probationary Constable Shane Allen outside Dubbo Police Station. Photo: LOUISE DONGES

OBERON: Oberon Public School students celebrating Children’s Book Week.

BATHURST: Five men performing landscaping duties in Learmonth Park, along the Great Western Highway, yesterday were left shaken after a dramatic three-vehicle accident occurred just metres from them.

BATHURST: It seems nostalgia for rail travel is alive and well after a large crowd turned out at Bathurst Railway Station on Sunday morning to ride the rails on a rare vintage 1920 diesel rail motor.

BATHURST: Local squash devotee David Fuller at Panthers Bathurst yesterday thrilled at the thought of the all-glass court, which will take centre stage in coming weeks for the Australian Masters tournament.

BATHURST: Pat Cox and Juanita Morcom busily prepare serves of steak diane in Bathurst’s Meals on Wheels kitchen yesterday. Meals from the Bathurst kitchen are distributed across the Central West. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK

BATHURST: Pet owners celebrated World Dog Day this week. This photos was submitted by Steven Paterson.

BATHURST: The 69th Bathurst Eisteddfod started this week. Hundreds of students will take to the stage over the next three weeks.

BREWARRINA: Emergency services were called to a fire that destroyed two buildings in Brewarrina on Sunday night. Photo KATHERINE MATTS.

COBAR: The town of Cobar stopped to celebrate and commemorate firefighter Daniel Howard, a man described as a local hero. Photo BELINDA SOOLE

DUBBO: Lachlan Farr St Pius X Primary School kindergarten student displaying the affects of pollution on the Macquarie River with Dubbo City Council stormwater education officer Karen Hagan. Photo LOUISE DONGES.

DUBBO: The Orana Local Area Command’s newest police recruits have spent their first day on the job.

MUDGEE: Country star Lee Kernaghan and The Wolfe Brothers packed Parklands Resort on Friday night.

MUDGEE: Delegates from some of the state’s 110 Mobile Children’s Services are in Mudgee this week to attend the Mobile Children’s Service Association of NSW conference.

MUDGEE: Mudgee Running Festival participant Ray James talks to master of ceremonies Robbie Palmer after completing his 189th marathon on Sunday. PHOTO DARREN SNYDER

MUDGEE: Sally Nott buying goods from Jan Robson and Jean Kelly at the Daffodil Day stall.

MUDGEE: Stepping Out in Mudgee presented its first concert last Sunday, with hit songs, mash-ups, acting and dancing from Mudgee’s young talents.

OBERON: Charges have been laid against an elderly man who allegedly tried to take control of an aircraft near Oberon on Monday.

WELLINGTON: Wellington Christian School students and staff held a day of prayer for Iraq. Students and staff gathered coins to form a coin trail in the shape of the Arabic letter at the beginning of the word Nazarene, the term for Christians in Iraq.

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