July 25 2014 - 6:00AM GALLERY: The week that was in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west GRENFELL: This year there appears to be an upbeat expectation of a good result for almost all of our folk on the land. And why not. Already, in July alone we have had over 25 mls of rainfall in the shire. According to James Ingrey, Branch Manager and Senior Farm Consultant at the Grenfell branch of Lachlan Fertilizers, the present rainfall timing and the amount is probably the best start to a season in a long time.ORANGE: The NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating the transportation and disposal of asbestos from a Summer Street building site following reports contractors may not have followed protocol when dealing with the hazardous material.ORANGE: Orange District Cricket Association president Mark Frecklington says a new white picket fence at Wade Park is another step towards ensuring the ground plays host to top-flight cricket for years to come. A staple of any suburban or bush cricket ground in the country, a picket fence was budgeted for in the original upgrade of Wade Park in 2011.COWRA: She found her feet at Cowra Ballet School and her wings in Glasgow at the recent Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival. Michaela Jeffries has just returned home from performing with the Wagana Aboriginal Dancers, an experience she said was unforgettable.ORANGE: Growth in education and health could re-establish Orange’s status as the biggest regional centre in the central west. In the latest population projections from NSW Planning and Environment, based on historical data, Orange is set to fall behind the population growth of Bathurst and Dubbo. Bathurst will swell to a population of 51,550 by 2031, Dubbo will grow to a city of 46,500 people and Orange will lag third with 46,250 people.CANOWINDRA: Working dogs from all over the state are set to contend at the first cattle dog trial in the region coming up next month. Canowindra's inaugural cattle dog trials are set to be held on Saturday, August 2.ORANGE: The paleo, five and two, no-sugar and Atkins diets should be thrown out the window if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, according to Medicare Local dietitians. “Fad diets can be harmful in the growth and development of children and need to be considered carefully when applied to the whole family,” said dietician Jessica Melmoth.COWRA: A pair of sugar gliders rescued back in January 2014 as tiny babies have been successfully raised and released thanks to the dedication and care of a WIRES Central West Carer and an observant member of the public who called WIRES when he noticed their mother dead at the base of a tree.ORANGE: Tattoos aren’t just body art for Cas Hallinan, they tell the story of her life. This week Miss Hallinan’s story will be told to a large audience of tattoo lovers when she competes in the Miss Ink Australia pageant at The Vanguard in Sydney on Friday.BLAYNEY: Blayney resident Kathlyn Schmarr has recently returned from nine days at Singleton Army Base as the Course Cadet Commander for the Australian Army Cadet Promotion Courses. Held in January and July each year, more than 180 cadets from throughout NSW attended the recent camp.ORANGE: It is fast, furious and loads of fun and now is the ideal time to get involved with the Orange Roller Derby League. The league is on the lookout for new players, but also people to assist as referees, officials and volunteers.COWRA: Remote locations in Cowra Shire with poor mobile phone and broadband reception are being encouraged to contact Cowra Council to apply for Federal Government funding to fix the problem, Cowra Mayor, Councillor Bill West said.NARROMINE: A colourful, eye-catching tractor made its way down Dandaloo Street this week as Ken Tuckey and his wife Joyce drove into town. The colourful tractor is the latest charity venture as the couple aims to raise $50,000 for CareFlight, Westpac Life Saving Helicopter and Kids Cancer Research Trust.WELLINGTON: Firefighters spent some time on roofs as part of a weekend training exercise in Wellington.BATHURST: This tackle made by Panthers forwards Brent Seager and Luke Carpenter on CYMS player Kyran Bubb has been reviewed by the Group 10 match committee which deemed the awarding of a penalty was the right call by referee Nick Lander. 072014zPanthers-29BATHURST: A special rose named Little Ray of Sunshine has been planted in Bathurst's Machattie Park in honour of The Australian Breastfeeding Association's 50th anniversary.BATHURST: Staff from Bathurst Regional Council have been installing more debris fencing at the bottom of Conrod Straight ahead of this year’s Great Race from October 9-12. Photo ZENIO LAPKA 071714zmtpanBATHURST: Teachers from across the region marched on the Catholic Education Office on Wednesday morning to protest what they say are threats to their pay, job conditions and job security.BATHURST: The Penrith Panthers arrived in Bathurst on Wednesday ahead of the big NRL clash against the Sharks on Saturday.BATHURST: Volunteers at Bathurst’s Daffodil Cottage are doing what they can to assist patients undergoing cancer treatment by establishing a wig library.DUBBO: Angela Hutchinson, a mother of two sets of twins, is helping to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Austrlian Multiple Birth Association.DUBBO: Audiologist Jocelyn Ho with Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children conducting a tympanometry, checking the health of the middle ear, on Nicholas Jones, a pre-school student at Dubbo West Public School.DUBBO: Dubbo City Council crews remove London plane trees in Darling Street. Photo LOUISE DONGESDUBBO: Ethan Collison and Henry Wilson with Kerry Ellen, Riverbank Frank, Andrew Chalk and Priscilla Ambrose-Kassis, all part of the Gawad Kalinga steering group, enjoying the Sunday afternoon barbecue. PhotoDUBBO: NSW Fire and Rescue Inspector Jeremy Fewtrell will leave Dubbo to take up a fire investigation and research role in Sydney. Photo BELINDA SOOLELITHGOW: Panthers go pink to raise funds for Lithgow Cancer Support GroupLITHGOW: The Lithgow Highland Pipe Band has taken out ‘best overall display band’ and received a trophy at the Aberdeen Highland Gathering earlier this month.MUDGEE: For 30 years, Neill Duncan made a living playing saxophone, either solo or in bands, but his music career almost came to an end when a rare form of cancer caused doctors in Sydney to amputate his left arm. He now plays a one-handed saxophone.MUDGEE: Georgia-Bell Flick simulates driving a University of Wollongong open-wheel racer. Both the simulator and car were designed by university students. PHOTO DARREN SNYDERNARROMINE: The children from Narromine Public School visited the Western Plains Zoo.OBERON: Bathurst MP Paul Toole releasing some impressive rainbow trout into Lake Oberon earlier this week. 072014troutOBERON: Horses staying warm and dry at High Country Farmstay near Oberon last Friday.PARKES: Parkes Librarian, Shellie Buckle with the coffee cups that feature short stories writeen by local authors. PARKES: Trundle P & A Society Inc with support from the Country Arts Support Program invited Matt Begbie, a freelance graphic designer and commercial photographer to Trundle in July to run workshops.TweetFacebook of The week that was in the central westThe photographs which tell the stories of the past seven days in your regionfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsFollow 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.