July 4 2014 - 6:00AM GALLERY: The week that was in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west ORANGE: This weekend Lauren Barker will take to the stage in Sydney to pit her talents against some of the nation’s top pole dancers. Ms Barker, who is from Lyndhurst has been fine-tuning her skills and practising hard this week in preparation for the Encore Sydney Pole Show to be held at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Saturday.DUBBO: The message many residents had waited almost a year to hear was delivered yesterday when Australia Post announced posties would make their return to West Dubbo streets. In July last year Australia Post suspended street deliveries to more than 200 households in O’Donnell, Leavers, Alcheringa, Wattle and surrounding streets after a series of attacks on posties.BREWARRINA: It has been a while since the western regions have had anything to smile about. With the ongoing drought and no real rain on the horizon, the mood around towns like Brewarrina has been sombre. With this in mind, a dedicated group of friends have decided to stage an event that will brighten the spirits of the community. While not the first field day to be held in Brewarrina, it is the first event of this kind for the newly formed committee.ORANGE: Introducing in-store blood pressure and cholesterol checks at supermarkets is not in the best interests of the Australian public according to Orange pharmacist Kate Gray. Woolworths has confirmed it is trialling a program to incorporate the health checks as part of the supermarket’s services in-store in nine supermarkets in Sydney and Brisbane .DUBBO: Dubbo's saleyards started another strong week yesterday with 39,600 sheep and lambs for sale on site. This followed 46,900 yarded in the last week of June. Agent Colin Hood, from Christie and Hood, Dubbo said the recent volume rise in lamb and sheep sales had kept agents busy.CANOWINDRA: Red and green is the colour of the month in Canowindra, with Gaskill Street shop fronts lighting up for Christmas in July. Transforming the front of the old Canowindra Hardware store, Deli Lama owner Tommy Jeffs said the decorations have made a big impact.FORBES: About 800 people braved the cold, wind and rain to attend the very first Forbes Farmers Markets on Saturday. Organisers were thrilled with the turnout, despite the miserable weather conditions.COWRA: Department of Primary Industries Acting Deputy Director General Water, Michael Bullen, this week announced available water determinations for water users in the Lachlan Valley for the new 2014/15 water year, commencing on July 1, 2014. Local water utility and domestic and stock access licence holders on the Lachlan regulated river will receive 100 percent of allocation.ORANGE: An Orange councillor has proposed to ban smoking in Summer Street in an effort to curb health impacts and antisocial behaviour. Smokers are forbidden from smoking within five metres of shopping centre entrances and 10 metres of public transport stops and stations, sporting fields, swimming pool complexes and children’s playgrounds.BLAYNEY: Kennedy Real Estate employee Jessica Walkerden was pleased to be recognised at Skillset's annual awards in Orange last week. She was one of three apprentices and trainees to be selected from the Orange area to receive an accolade and now goes on to be considered for the regional awards to be announced in August.DUBBO: The massive operation that is The Great Moscow Circus opened in Dubbo. The circus’s general manager Greg Hall took the Daily Liberal on a tour of the set-up ahead of opening night to provide an insight into the work that went on behind the scenes of the spectacular show.PARKES: On Friday the Newell Highway was kept busy when 33 hay laden trucks passed through town en route to Lightning Ridge. The Burrumbuttock to Lightning Ridge initiative was driving 1100 squares and rolls of hay up to drought affected farmers in the northern part of NSW. COWRA: They've made themselves quite comfortable on the foreshores of Wyangala Dam's backwaters and in the rugged terrain nearby, but feral pigs are on notice, with Central Tablelands Local Land Services going the whole hog to eradicate the pest. Central Tablelands Local Land Services representatives in Cowra held a meeting on Thursday, June 26, to decide how to deal with the problem of pigs at the site.DUBBO: Much like the Socceroos heading to Brazil last month and hoping to shock the world in the FIFA World Cup, Dubbo's Nic Railz will be doing the same when he heads to Northern Ireland in two weeks to take part in the Dale Farm Milk Cup. Railz, who now plays in Sydney for Sydney United, will head to the UK later this month with his teammates to take part in the prestigious tournament.ORANGE: The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has fined a woman in her 30s $750 for illegally dumping household items at Canobolas State Forest. The incident occurred in January this year and EPA director Gary Whytcross said the alert came from Forestry Corporation staff.WELLINGTON: It's not your average bakery that saves taxpayers $180 000 a year and changes the lives of inmates along the way, but the bakery at Wellington Correctional Centre is yet another example of the Department of Corrective Services' push to be more self-sustainable.DUBBO: The rollout of a waste levy into regional areas would leave Dubbo City Council with an added expense of $430,000 each year. Dubbo’s civic leaders say expanding the charge across the state would be another “cost-shift” and a “double hit” on a city that has funded its own tip and associated assets.BLAYNEY: A new this Saturday. An Old Boys game will be played between the clubs with the winners claiming the Michael “Huck” Hornby Memorial Trophy. The trophy was named in Michael’s honour after he died from melanoma in January this year. He was 43.ORANGE: Council is yet to determine who will foot the bill for a broken water main at Sir Jack Brabham Park after a crew member of the Great Moscow Circus ruptured it with a tent peg. The peg is believed to have ruptured a 375mm water main when one of the circus tents was being erected two weeks ago, however, the damage was not detected until the peg was removed when the tent was being pulled down.NARROMINE: A local worker has expressed frustration at police after more than $1000 worth of equipment was stolen from a farm last week. Between 8pm Monday June 23 and 9.30am the next morning, Brett Shearwood said about $600 worth of batteries, $100 of fuel, a two-way radio, a heavy vehicle log book and a set of bathroom scales were stolen from a Narromine district farm.FORBES: Peter Clifton’s tennis coaching clinic is once again a holiday success, drawing a large number of kids away from the TV set and onto the tennis court. Numbers are up for the July school holiday clinic with between 30 and 40 kids braving the cold, wind and rain each day for some fun and fitness.WELLINGTON: NAIDOC Day at St Mary's was a time for paying tribute to Wellington's Indigenous returned soldiers, many of whom didn't receive the same privileges as non-Indigenous soldiers such as land grants, cheap loans or even the right to drink with their comrades at service clubs, Mary Senj, state co-ordinator for Aboriginal education at the Catholic Education Commission of NSW, said.BATHURST Jenny Brennan, pictured with a dress she wore for Bathurst’s sesquicentenary celebrations in 1965, thinks it would be a shame if Bathurst Regional Council did not organise at parade for the bicentennial celebrations. BATHURST: Keith Urban and Bathurst’s Kaylee Bell pose for a Facebook selfie before Friday night’s performance in Narrabri.BATHURST: Members of the Bathurst Junior Cycle Club show their support for former local boy Mark Renshaw, who will ride in his sixth Tour de France race this weekend. Photo PHILL MURRAY 062814pmarkBATHURST: Robert Barlow and project manager Phil Hampton from Tablelands Builders on site yesterday at the new Bathurst Harness Racing Club complex following the weekend’s milestone when 30 light towers were installed around the track. BATHURST: The construction of the centrepiece for Bathurst’s bicentenary celebrations next year, the Bathurst200 Flag Staff in Bicentennial Park, will soon get underway.BATHURST: Tyler Horton (second from right) is thrilled to be back home in Bathurst with his sister Emily and parents David and Paula, after suffering a critical head injury last month. Photo PHILL MURRAY 07114LITHGOW: A Fun Run was held at Wallerawang Public School to help raise funds to purchase some new music resources. Infants started off with a sack race.LITHGOW: A truck driver was lucky to escape serious injury following an motor vehicle accident at Hartley.MUDGEE: The Zone 6 Inaugural Stockmans Challenge was held at the Gulgong Pony Club grounds on the weekend. Pictured is Ben Hinman aka Clancy of Mount Mill.OBERON: Cattle wonder where the grass has gone after the weekend snowfall near Oberon.RYLSTONE: Rylstone Public School held their end of term assembly on Friday.BATHURST: The restoration process at Bathurst Cemetery is underway, with a handful of volunteers at work yesterday literally picking up the pieces after last week’s vandalism attack. 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