May 23 2014 - 7:00AM GALLERY: The week that was in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west CANOWINDRA: The Rural Doctors Network Go Rural program gets a group of young doctors and medical students to visit country medical services and farms in order to boost their knowledge and understanding of how a country practice works. Dr Ros Bullock grew up in Canberra and was placed at Cowra as part of a GP training program after completing her residency at Orange Base Hospital.ORANGE: NSW Premier Mike Baird has declared the Cadia East gold mine a model for how mining and agriculture can co-exist. While the mine’s first panel cave has been operational since January last year and the second is currently under construction, the Premier officially opened the mine on Wednesday, with Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson also in attendance.BLAYNEY: If you find yourself jaded by big commercial shows and fairs featuring mass-produced products sold by professional hawkers and are looking for a real, old-fashioned country fete selling home-cooked cakes, local produce, jams, local plants, and devonshire teas, you might just hit the jackpot this Sunday. That is when St Marks Anglican Church Millthorpe is again holding its legendary Home and Garden Sale from 11am.COWRA: The idea of upgrading Cowra's Aquatic centre into a year-round facility is entering a new phase, with campaigners and supporters hosting a meeting later this week. Bob Hilton is one of the conveners of the meeting and is keen to turn talk about an indoor pool into a campaign.CANOWINDRA: Set aside Sunday as a day to improve your health, by joining in the first ever folk@canowindra choral workshop: Sing Canowindra. This is being held at Canowindra CWA in Blatchford St, facilitated by Christina Mimmocchi. This opportunity has been made possible through funding by the Country Arts Support Programme, via Artsoutwest. They are meeting at 10:30 for an 11am start, with lunch catered by the CWA.ORANGE: Unseasonably warm 2014 is not just affecting the townspeople, as snake catcher Greg Pringle found out on Wednesday. Mr Pringle was forced to catch and remove a five foot long eastern brown on a Clifton Grove property after receiving a call last week.COWRA: David Peachey's presence wasn't enough to get the Cowra Magpies over the line against St Pats on Saturday at Sid Kallas Oval, suffering their third loss of the season. The 257-game NRL legend scored a try in the 22-18 loss to get the Magpies back in touch, but ultimately, St Pats' on-line defence proved too good.ORANGE: NSW premier Mike Baird was on hand on Wednesday to catapult Anson Street School into the 21st century, officially opening the school’s new facilities. Having “made-do” with several demountable classrooms for several years, Anson Street School now has four new classrooms, toilets, covered walkways, redeveloped playgrounds and upgraded gardens. BLAYNEY: If you have time to spare this Sunday, then the Salvation Army wants to hear from you. Volunteer collectors will be out in force across the Blayney Shire - in town and around the villages - hitting the pavement throughout the annual Red Shield Appeal doorknock weekend to raise vital funds to support those facing hardship.ORANGE: One lucky Orange woman must be finding it hard to wipe the smile off her face after learning she’d won $1 million in last week’s Lotto draw. The woman, who asked to remain anonymous, purchased the winning ticket in last Wednesday night’s draw from Nextra Orange in the Orange City Centre and was given the good news by a NSW Lotteries official on Thursday morning.COWRA: Eighty Cowra Public School students got a taste of global change when the school took part in celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day on Friday, May 16. Woolworths staff and classroom teachers were on hand to help students make rainbow wraps, and help keep cooking skills alive in the next generation.MOLONG: Fifteen students and a teacher are being transported to Orange Hospital following a gas leak at Molong Central School on Thursday at about 9.15am. The students and teacher were affected by fumes from a leaking heater pipe in a classroom in A block.ORANGE: In pitch dark in Mulberry Lane on Friday night, 22-year-old veterinary nurse Jenna McAtamney gave life-saving CPR to a woman using only the light from her mobile phone. “I am incredibly proud of her,” owner of Mulberry Lane Vet Clinic Judith Carney, where Mrs McAtamney was working at the time of the accident on Friday night, saidORANGE: A popular motorcycle route could become a death trap unless its condition is addressed, according to an Orange motorcyclist. Gavin Hillier, a community representative on the Orange-Cabonne Road Safety Committee, has voiced his concern for the condition of Icely, White Rock and Ophir roads, saying washout from driveways could be dangerous for motorcyclists.DUBBO: All ready for the 2014 Dubbo Show. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE, DAILY LIBERAL. DUBBO: Jenny Johnson, Director of Nursing with Debbie Bickerton, General Manager of Health Services.Photo: BELINDA SOOLE, DAILY LIBERALDUBBO: Nat Hume with Lace the dalmatian. Photo: LOUISE DONGES, DAILY LIBERALDUBBO: Dubbo Station Commander Mark Weir demonstrates firefighting equipment to Angus Brown. Photo: DAILY LIBERAL PARKES: Kasie Ferguson (left) and Shailee Carr during the body building competition. Photo: PARKES CHAMPION POST. PARKES: Consular visitors representing 26 countries had a glimpse of life in Parkes during a visit Monday. Photo: PARKES CHAMPION POST. FORBES: Red Bend’s year 12 religion studies class have been doing gardening around Red Bend as part of their community service. (Back l-r) Luke Hughes, David De Lange, Lindsay Fay, Daniel Swanston, Andrew Bayley, Matt Holmes, Patrick Murphy, Ben Cusack, Justin Brien, (front l-r) Brae Fry, Riley Horan, Cooper Byrnes and Rikka Lamb (in the wheelbarrow). Photo: FORBES ADVOCATEFORBES: Forbes Art Society, Forbes Shire Council and Forbes Services Memorial Club are calling on businesses and individuals to get behind their joint initiative, the Somewhere Down the Lachlan Sculpture Trail (SDL). Photo: FORBES ADVOCATEWELLINGTON: Tony McPaul, General Manager, Cadia Valley Operations, NSW Premier, Orange MP Andrew Gee, Sandeep Biswas, Chief Operations Officer, Newcrest Mining. Photo: WELLINGTON TIMES. WELLINGTON: Maree Thomas with children at Macquarie Regional Library in Wellington. Photo: WELLINGTON TIMES.NYNGAN: Jason Richards, Nathan Small, (Nyngan HQ Brigade) and Charlie Thompson, Samantha Thompson and Cameron Fuller (Central Warren Brigade). Photo: NYNGAN OBSERVERLIGHTNING RIDGE: Painter Noel Hodges and Ian Woodcock. Photo: THE RIDGE NEWSNARROMINE: Fire and Rescue NSW, Volunteer Rescue Association and the Rural Fire Service teamed up together for the Narromine Fire Station Open Day on Saturday. Photo: GRACE RYAN, NARROMINE NEWS. BATHURST: Students from St Philomena's School took part in this year's Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to help raise funds for the Cancer Council. BATHURST: Jessica Small’s mother Ricki Small arrives at Bathurst Court House supported by her niece, Melissa, for yesterday’s resumption of an inquest into Jessica’s disappearance. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 051914csmall1aBATHURST: Charley Fitzpatrick, Angus Cooke, Ryan Harper, Ralph Nicholls, Harrison Davis, Nyssa Henderson and Samuel Parker got dressed up to take part in National Simultaneous Storytime at Cathedral School yesterday. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 052114pelephantMUDGEE: The Cudgegong Valley Public School Kindy Choir sang to students at Mudgee Preschool on Tuesday.LITHGOW: NSW Fire and Rescue Lithgow Open Day.BATHURST: St Vincent de Paul Food Pantry volunteers Marie Lesslie and Peta Leseberg are part of the support network for Bathurst residents in need of help due to the rising cost of groceries. Photo: NADINE MORTON 051214nfood5BATHURST: The Scots School students Anna McHugh, Jonty Boshier, Alice Gates, Ben McGrath, Sean Grabham, Peter Deacon and Rachel Hibbins are ready to hit the stage this week with their production of Summer Rain. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 052014cscotsBATHURST: Guest director and lead violinist Zoe Black (far left) with members of ACO2 in rehearsal at Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre before their concert.OBERON: A 56-year-old man was trapped with serious injuries after his semi trailer veered off the road at the bottom of Oberon Mount this week.BATHURST: Returning to Bathurst today for their seventh annual Great Walk are members of the Great Walk Foundation, including Jonathan Green (front left). 052713cgtwalkTweetFacebook of The week that was in the central westYour region's story in pictures from the last seven daysfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsFollow us Comments Discuss "GALLERY: The week that was in the central west" Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.