August 9 2014 - 5:00AM GALLERY: The week that was in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west COWRA: A twilight lantern walk was one of the highlights of this year's Cowra Breakout commemorations.PARKES: The company which operated in the building completely destroyed by fire on Friday morning, Auslec plans to re-build its operations in Parkes bigger and better.ORANGE: Two Sydney Weekender presenters have returned to Sydney with full stomachs after filming an eating out segment in Orange on Wednesday. Rugby league player turned TV personality Jason Stevens and his wife, Bec, took in Bissy’s Cafe and Racine Restaurant yesterday for the show’s school holiday special.FORBES: Brad and Laura Herbert’s hand luggage was a little heavier on their return from the Oceania Area Championships in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. The siblings were chosen to represent Australia in hammer throw in late June and both have returned as Australian champions, with medals and personal records. STUDENT: Blayney High School Year 12 student Maddison Perkins has been selected as one of 24 recipients of the prestigious Tuckwell Scholarship.ORANGE: “It's a huge thing for Orange. The more they do like this the better it is for the whole sport.” And with one line, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School principal Kerrie Basha nailed the entire purpose of the Bush2Bledisloe, a rugby union tour that landed in Orange on Tuesday among a groundswell of support for the 15-man code.ORANGE: Orange Country Labor has its first nominee to vie for the seat of Orange at the March state election, with Bernard Fitzsimon to put his hand up.GRENFELL: Things are beginning to gear up in preparation of another outstanding exhibition of local produce, products and livestock at this year's Grenfell Show.COWRA: Cowra students had the rare chance to experience living history with the visit this week by various Breakout experts, enthusiasts and even a surviving former Japanese POW.ORANGE: Darcy, Lily, Ellie, Miguel, Sullivan and Max are just some of the Orange Anglican Grammar School students that will benefit from a federal government grant. Photo: JUDE KEOGHCANOWINDRA: After hosting a Daffodil Day event for the first time in Canowindra last year, Margaret and Robert Morris are again preparing to brighten up Gaskill Street next month.PARKES: The Lachlan Police Local Area Command (LAC) and Frank Spice Nissan in Forbes have again joined forces to help prevent crime within the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan shire councils.FORBES: It was a perfect day for racing at the Forbes TAB Cup race meeting.ORANGE: Orange residents should brace themselves for an influx of tree changers keen to take advantage of Orange’s affordable housing, educational opportunities and easy lifestyle.COWRA: May our friendship grow as these trees grow and may our children and grandchildren sit in their shade in peace in years to come." These were the words of Cowra mayor Bill West, as he, Japanese ambassador to Australia, Yoshitaka Akimoto and Teruhiko Asada turned over the first shovel load of soil in planting new saplings in the cherry blossom grove near the POW Camp.BATHURST: Forensic police are examining the inside and outside of a Cunynghame Street, Oberon property. Photo: NADINE MORTON DUBBO: Dubbo Junior Rugby president Tony Hollman, Bob Elliott, Judi Cox, Neil O'Connor, Jennifer O'Connor, Western Cricket chairman Dennis Cox and Dubbo Mayor Mathew Dickerson. Photo: LOUISE DONGESLITHGOW: LITHGOW has experienced two days of scrutiny in our quest for a further Tidy Towns title. Pictured on a perfect winter day at Lake Pillans Wetlands were assessor Tracy Chalk, left, with Lithgow Tidy Towners George and Faye Quinell, Sue Graves, Norm Foxley and Margaret Griffiths. MUDGEE: The 24th annual Mudgee Wine and Food Festival graces Balmoral Beach this weekend.BATHURST: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole talks to Roads and Maritime Services works supervisor Juston Urquhart about roadworks on the Great Western Highway at Stockland Drive. Photo: PHILL MURRAYNARROMINE: Shannen Wood, runner-up Showgirl Jessica Blease, Narromine Showgirl Samantha Blease, Grace Brennan and Danielle Barber.WELLINGTON: Emergency services have gone to the rescue of a driver of a car and its passengers after their caught fire on the Mitchell Highway this morning.DUBBO: Mathew Dickerson Mayor of Dubbo, Karla Stait of Adventure Watersports, Ben Luck Orana Mutual area manager, Michael Brennan and Tony Burgun of Burgun and Brennan Optometrists, Tom Caranagh of Eastern Mechanical Services, Jacki Parish Dubbo City Council Economic Development Officer, David Duffy Director and Business Catalyst of PrincipleFocus and Andrew Toole President of the Dubbo Chamber of Commerce. Photo: STEPHANIE KONATAR.NYNGAN: Outgoing Rotary president Kingsley Hunt officially handing overthe new president John Quee.LITHGOW: THE gathering in Lithgow's Cook Street Plaza earlier today to pay tribute to the lives lost on the MH17 flight disaster. MUDGEE: Diane Simmonds leads the children in a song, with Father David Craig, Bishop Ian Palmer and Father Bruce Kurtz. BATHURST: The rugby union Wallabies visited Mount Panorama on Wednesday as part of their Bush2Bledisloe tour. Photo: Getty ImagesWELLINGTON: Sgt Rod Buhr and leading constable Brett Tolhurst MUDGEE: Helen Morrison, winner of a signed St George jersey. DUBBO: Artist Vicki Aland preparing to hang her artworks. Photo BELINDA SOOLE NARROMINE: Poet Mrs Julianne Lamph, Marra Creek Branch.DUBBO: Senior Constable Nita Morris was one of the three police officers from Orana Local Area Command present with commendations for professionalism and bravery. Photo: LOUISE DONGES LITHGOW: LITHGOW’S most successful champion on the word squash scene David Palmer has completed his Glasgow Commonwealth Games campaign with two gold medals. MUDGEE: The Block’s Kyal and Kara meet local children Aylah, Ryan and Kaylee Oldfield, when they were the special guests at the opening of the Beaumont Tiles showroom at Petrie’s Mitre 10 on the weekend. DUBBO: Deb Hunt reading from her book Love in the Outback at the Macquarie Regional Library yesterday. Photo: STEPHANIE KONATAR. WELLINGTON: Jim Whillock and Peter Perry preparing the racing chariots for Springfest BATHURST: One of the albino wallaroos living on Mount Panorama. Photo: TIM BERGEN NYNGAN: AGL project manager Nyngan Solar Plant Adam Mackett with Rob Avard chairperson of Expo.BATHURST: Bathurst’s John Lindsell is gearing up to tackle his 26th Variety Club Bash in the Chiko Car that just keeps on keeping on. 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