GALLERY: The week that was in the central west

GALLERY: The week that was in the central west PARKES: Jacqui Clark with her portrait of Australian of the Year Rosie Batty, which will go on exhibition for the Portia Geach prize at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery. 0915jacqui 009
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BLAYNEY: The Blayney Rams defeated Canowindra Pythons 32-15 in Saturday’s GrainCorp Cup southern division grand final at King George Oval. Photo: NICK MCGRATH

BATHURST: Martin King from King’s Antiques and Collectables with his own salute to Queen Elizabeth II, who is now Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 090815croyals

PARKES: Anyone who thought the Trundle Bushtucker Day was simply a case of contestants throwing in a few ingredients to make up a rabbit stew or kangaroo kebabs should think again.

DUBBO: Eager swimmers from Dubbo City Swimtech and Orana Aquatic Swimming Clubs kicked off the swimming season at the Dubbo Aquatic Leisure Centre on Wednesday.

MUDGEE: After a stellar boxing career representing NSW and Australia at the junior world titles in Kiev and multiple State, NSW and Golden Glove titles in the junior and youth age groups, Rylstone’s Brock Shelley had his first hit out as an Elite Men’s Boxer at the NSW state title’s last weekend.

ORANGE: David Griffin, 95, swims every day to keep healthy and happy. Photo: ASHLEA PRITCHARD 0909apswim2

LITHGOW: You would have needed to have a hefty team of helpers if you had plans to do a little shoplifting at the old Lithgow Commonwealth Bank and sneak out with a safe.

NARROMINE: Most people would celebrate their 40th birthday with a nice dinner or perhaps a party, but Paul Chapman decided to see how many lawn mowers he could jump in a bus at the Narromine Show on Saturday.

LUCKNOW: Darcy’s Old Wares was transformed into a character-filled petrol station this week when a Sydney-based production crew shot scenes for the psychological thriller The Marshes.

BATHURST: Bathurst farmer Ross Thompson, his wife Dimity and daughter Twiggy with the beasts sold for $150,000 and $80,000 at the Goonamurrah on-property bull sale.

DUBBO: Artist Trina Collins, also known as Poncho Army, has been commissioned to undertake the first BOOMDubbo art commissions and will arrive at Dubbo this month.

COWRA: St Raphael’s Catholic School and the Cowra Shire Council have put the famous “reduce, reuse, recycle’ catch-cry to the ultimate test.

GRENFELL: Martin Cooper, grandson of Lola Madden who will be competing in the World Mountain Running Championships at Snowdonia, Wales on September 19

ORANGE: About 100 people attended the apolitical Light The Dark gathering held on the Wesley Uniting Church lawn on Monday night, with participants standing in solidarity with refugees fleeing from war and persecution.

GULGONG: Shu Selwyn with the gravestone of Huang Chea Bo Gong in the Gulgong cemetery. Shu helped organisers of the Chinese Gold Festival to interpret the inscription in Chinese characters on the gravestone.

OBERON: A report will be prepared for the coroner following the death of a man at a worksite in an industrial subdivision at Oberon.

DUBBO: Residents will soon be able to fly direct to Melbourne, with airline JETGO announcing it will introduce three return flights a week starting next month.

BATHURST: Alison Ferguson, Victoria Erskine, Katie Bennett and Hannah Manning with a fun souvenir from their appearance on Family Feud. 090915psisters

WELLINGTON: Councillor Anne Jones is the new mayor of Wellington after her name was drawn from a box during Wednesday night’s Council meeting.

CANOWINDRA: Staff and students at Canowindra Public School celebrated book Week recently be dressing as their favourite characters.

COWRA: Small business owner, nurse and self-described country girl Fee Jennings: her ten year ‘gap year’ was not only a financial choice but gave her time to work out what she wanted to do with her life.

ORANGE: The main gates at the entrance to Bloomfield Hospital were damaged after an out-of-control vehicle smashed through them on Sunday morning. Photo: JANICE HARRIS 0906gatecrasher

FORBES: Local filmmaker Dane Millerd has an exciting opportunity for the people of Forbes to get involved in his latest project ‘Are You Scared Yet?’

DUBBO: Jim D’Elboux may have finished outside the placings in the prestigious WorldSkills Competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil, but he was still pleased with his performance against some of the best young apprentices in the world.

BATHURST: Sydney Weekender host Mike Whitney was taken for a spin around Mount Panorama yesterday by Bathurst Historic Car Club member Norm Rutherford. Mr Whitney was in the city filming for an upcoming episode to promote the city’s bicentenary. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 090815pmike

WALLERAWANG: Two University of Wollongong students – one of them a member of a Wallerawang family – will learn first-hand how the United States Congress works after they were selected to take part in the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship Program.

FORBES: The two entrants in the 2015 Forbes Showgirl competition are Stacey Clarke and Brooke Tattersall, both aged 20.

MUDGEE: Race goers and punters celebrated the start of spring at the Mudgee Races on weekend, cheering on the Mack Griffith trained Binalong Road to the line in the Black Nugget Cup on Fathers Day.

DUBBO: Some 3000 competitors, a picturesque route through Dubbo’s iconic zoo and about 150 hard-working volunteers were key ingredients for a “fantastic” 2015 Dubbo Stampede, according to Dubbo Stampede president Tim Ferraro.

PARKES: Long-time and highly respected local business, Parkes Steel Products have become an agent for Onesteel to ensure the local distribution is continued.

ORANGE: Police are yet to lay charges against a man and a woman involved in an accident with a police vehicle on the outskirts of Orange early on Thursday morning.

COWRA: Community groups around the Cowra district are being encouraged to apply for Federal funding grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 for small capital projects.

BATHURST: A truck towing a trailer was involved in a single-vehicle accident between Orange and Bathurst on the Mitchell Highway at around 8am on Tuesday.

FORBES: Isabel Pearce and her jousting horse stand in front of the colouring competition display in Rankin Street.

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