The week that was around the region | Photos FORBES: The trailer for a documentary following ultramarathon runner Kirrily Dear’s White Ribbon run in November last year has been released.
PARKES: The team at Parkes Shire Visitor Information Centre is thrilled to welcome its new Parkes Shire Tourism Trainee, Jemima Hilder.
ORANGE: Dog owners in a social housing complex in Maxwell Avenue say they’re living in fear after dog bait was found in a number of yards.
GRENFELL: Al Furey will be in Grenfell for a week of meetings to be held at The Henry Lawson High School Hall.
COWRA: Festival goers lined the streets and cheered on from their verandahs as the annual Festival of International Understanding parade headed up Brougham Street.
ORANGE: Jade Nonnenmacher is making the most of the new car smell after winning the Robin Hood Hotel’s Mitsubishi Mirage promotion on the weekend.
BLAYNEY: Andrenalin, glamour and fast-paced fun – this weekend’s Millamolong John Davis Volvo Polo Carnival will have it all.
CANOWINDRA: The Mitchell String Quartet will be performing later this month in Canowindra at All Saints Church Canowindra, bringing with them the sounds and music from palace chambers.
ORANGE: Russell Culverson has had enough of animal carcasses being dumped on the edge of the road and wants authorities to crack down on recreational hunters who do the wrong thing.
FORBES: With everything from turkeys to turtles on show, this year’s St Laurence’s Primary School fete will certainly have the cute factor.
PARKES: The Parkes Memorial Hill Committee met at the memorial to sign off on new interpretive panels for the memorial and the new garden.
COWRA: Local pole dancer and pole studio operator Lauren Barker performed at Encore recently. The highlight of Lauren’s evening was the performance by Amber Ray and Jedda J Jordan.
ORANGE: Four Canobolas Rural Technology High School students will learn to tell traditional Aboriginal stories through dance as part of the Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Rekindling Youth program.
FORBES: Forbes Magpies are looking to a successful 2015 season and with a fresh line-up of senior coaches and new players, things are certainly looking up.
CANOWINDRA: Member for Orange Andrew Gee announced $9,220 towards a bus shelter upgrade in Canowindra under the latest round of the NSW Government’s Regional Country Passenger Transport Infrastructure Grants Scheme.
BLAYNEY: Blayney Shire mayor Scott Ferguson believes Millthorpe’s Redmond Oval could become one of the region’s premier sporting facilities after it undergoes a $500,000 revamp.
PARKES: Runs were not easy to come by in the A grade cricket match between Royals and Commercial Colts. Only Luke Clarke and Phil Dunford were able to post reasonable scores for Royals against the under-manned Colts.
COWRA: More than 140 people attended a forum in Sydney last week opposing the construction of a dam at Cranky Rock.
ORANGE: Ppolice are asking for the public’s help to piece together the movements of a 50-year-old man who was found dead on National Avenue early on Sunday morning.
ROCKLEY: Wayne Crisp, originally from Rockley, saddled up to compete in the open bull ride on Novocane at yesterday’s Rockley Rodeo. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 030815crodeo
BATHURST: Eleven inmates spent their first night at the Kirkconnell Correctional Centre on Monday.
BATHURST: Bathurst High Year 10 students Josh Broes and Emily Kavwenje received guidance from nurse Alison Parker during a hands-on program held at the hospital to show the teens the graphic effects of risk-related behaviour.
BATHURST: Nasho Barry Stuart and the Lone Pine, which has links to the original Lone Pine at Gallipoli, growing in the grounds of Bathurst Cemetery. Photo BRIAN WOOD 030915pine3
BATHURST: Porters Cafe owner Chris Bergen has joined the call for CCTV in the CBD after his store fell victim to a malicious damage attack on Friday night. Photo PHILL MURRAY 030715pchris
BATHURST: Three men were transported to Orange Hospital after a two-car accident west of Bathurst on Monday. It was the fourth accident on the same stretch of road in five months. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 030915cmva4
BATHURST: Jackson Butler from Butlers Events at Carrington Park this week helping put the finishing touches on the corporate marquees that have been erected for Saturday’s big NRL match between the Panthers and Titans.
LITHGOW: John Barnes and Col Hunter enjoy the Portland Art Show. The art show raised more than $25,000 for local charitites. lm031215art13
LITHGOW: The local mining union sponsored a community meeting at the Workmens Club on Tuesday night to discuss the state of the Lithgow economy.
MUDGEE: Pigeon breeder Brian Jones and judge Allan Driscoll with the Champion Fancy Pigeon and Champion Utility Pigeon of the 2015 Mudgee Show.
MUDGEE: There was colour, colour everywhere at Lawson Park on Sunday as more than 500 people took part in the first annual Dye Hard Fun Run.
MUDGEE: There were pirates of all sizes at the PCYC as part of Monkey Madness’ pirate week shenanigans.
OBERON: Oberon High School Year 12 students participating in an HSC Study Skills Day.
OBERON: Oberon school student got the chance to learn the ropes from former NRL players Nathan Hindmarsh, Ian Schubert and Josh Perry when they visited Oberon as part of the Hogs for the Homeless Ride.
BATHURST: Record entrant and crowd numbers, burnt rubber and heart-thumping action, had organisers boasting of the most successful Bathurst Autofest ever.
DUBBO: Three Oriental small-clawed otter pups at the zoo will soon start to venture out of their dens more frequently. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
DUBBO St Brigid’s School, Parish Priest Father Greg. The Catholic Church will celebrate 150 years this year, with a number of activities planned throughout the year. Photo: TAYLOR JURD
DUBBO: Ability Links team members Melissa McWilliam, Melissa Goedee and Cassie Gardner invite the community to leave their handprint on a banner at the program launch on Thursday. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
DUBBO: Organisers Geoff Smith (Rotary) and Carly Donohue (University of Newcastle), with Mudgee High School students Adam O’Connell, Daniel Reinhard and Josie Ajer McConnell. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
WELLINGTON: A ‘fast-running fire’ on the Mitchell Highway, which came as close as 200m from homes on an estate near Wellington, was deliberately lit.
DUBBO: Macquarie Anglican Grammar School student Holly Adams shortly after completing her first solo flight from Narromine to Dubbo.Photo: ANGELA CLUTTERBUCK
DUBBO: Director of ‘Away’ Kate Bain and president of Wesley House Players Rhonda Kerr promote the production in the lead-up to opening night on Friday, March 13. Photo: HANNAH SOOLE
DUBBO: Darrio Manifest Phillips with his young troops. Photo: KATHRYN O SULLIVAN
DUBBO: Ten years on; Dot Stevenson, Dubbo, Christine Lord, Gilgandra, Pam Whitney, Tamworth, Shirley Cheney, Blayney, Julie Darley, Orange, Judy Regan, Dubbo and Jan Mackintosh, Dubbo. Photo: LAURA McINTYRE
WELLINGTON: Lilah Wykes gives her very best smile, after the 5-year-old was plucked from Wellington in a national modelling agency competition.
DUBBO: Kiffin Miller, Olivia Watson, Sarah Minto, Steve Gulckman, Abbi Fox, Shivawn Stevens, Kim O’Conner, Karen Hagan and Melia Condon get stuck in, planting a new medicinal garden at the School of Rural Health. Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN
WELLINGTON: Police, State Emergency Services and paramedics deliver the man into the helicopter at Wellington on Saturday night.
DUBBO: CWA Macquarie group handicraft officer Carolyn McCulloch with some of the exhibits from across the region entered in the group competition judged at Dubbo. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant, Adine Hoey and Mayor of Narromine Shire, Bill McAnally.
NYNGAN: Local businesses contribute to the latest milestone for Nyngan Solar Project.
NYNAGN: Jill Elder, Samantha Hicks and Chris Elder attending the Zone Showgirl finals.
NYNGAN: Kathryn Lamond AGL Energy, Bruce Smith First Solar, Jim Hampstead Deputy Mayor of Bogan Shire, Anthony Fowler AGL Energy. Anthony Roberts, Greg Bourne Chair Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Mark Stephens AGL Energy.
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