September 5 2014 - 6:00AM Photos and stories from the central west from the past week FAIRFAX MEDIALocal NewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west PARKES: More than 500 young drivers from across the Parkes, Forbes and Lachlan Shire Council areas will be given a first hand look at what occurs at the scene of a car crash when the NOT A STATISTIC! Youth Driver Education Program is conducted at Parkes PCYC.FORBES: A magical evening was had by all who attended this year’s Forbes Show Ball, with guests dressed to impress in the enchanted theme. Pictured is Tegan Davidson, Tara Fisher and Hannah Thomas.ORANGE: Taste Orange’s Clarissa Lark (left) and Charlotte Gundry (right), and state member for Orange Andrew Gee tipping ice on Rhonda Sear.COWRA: It's been the talk of the town since Benjamin Pettit and Ian Grant first filed their development application back in February; and now the Oxley Wine Bar is getting ready to finally open its doors to the public.GRENFELL: Ellmore Carriage Club entertained the crowds on Saturday afternoon at the Grenfell Show with a timed Cones Competition and a Jump and Drive Competition.ORANGE: Canobolas Rural Technology High School principal Chad Bliss could barely contain his excitement after learning the school had been chosen in a ballot to send four students and one teacher to the historic Anzac Day dawn service at Gallipoli in 2015. Photo: JUDE KEOGHPARKES: Proud Tullamore Central School Principal Peter Nichols with the eight students who will vie for the four positions to attend next year's Commemoration Dawn Service at Gallipoli. Pictured (left to right) Morgan King, Hannah Walker, Kimberley Cashman, Dominic Lopez, Jake Cashman, Codie Powell, Harrison Jones and Andrew Ashe. Photo: BILL JAYETBLAYNEY: Members of Blayney's Aussie Martial Arts Academy's Punch4Pound Muay Thai gym training are heading to Dubbo next weekend to take on the Conquest 5 event.ORANGE: Jim Coomber’s pride and joy, his 1928 Chrysler, has been a long-term labour of love. Photo: LUKE SCHUYLERFORBES: Over 25 actors, camera men, producers and props masters will roll into Forbes on Monday to film parts of The Legend of Ben Hall.COWRA: There was sunshine and smiles in spades at the latest installment of Cowra Tourism's Harvest in the Park on Saturday, August 30. Hundreds of locals made the pilgrimage to Brougham Park to check out handicrafts, preserves and produce from over 70 stalls.ORANGE: 13-year-old Grace Bright will compete in 14 dance sections over four days at the City of Orange Eisteddfod and has had to learn 10 different routines ahead of the competition. Photo: JUDE KEOGHCANOWINDRA: Last week Canowindra students were involved with Science Week. The preschool teachers were busy conducting simple experiments to demonstrate how certain substances react when they are mixed together; from foaming bottles of fizzy drink to bubbling volcanos.PARKES: Playing amongst the wattle are sisters Heidi (9) and four year old Rosie Parkin, brothers Bodhi (6) and Kade Ashcroft (4), and seven year old Luka Parkin on National Wattle Day. Photo: BILL JAYETORANGE: Orange Anglican Grammar School year 3 students Grace Broom and Sebastian Garrido and (back left) principal Len Elliott help select the best produce from the school’s kitchen garden in the hope that eventually (back right) Lucas Martin of the Agrestic Grocer can use it to make the students’ lunches. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0901sganglicanFORBES: The people of Forbes and surrounding areas are likely to notice a number of unfamiliar vehicles in their streets over the weekend of September 13 and 14. The NSW-based Rover Owners’ Club is host for this year’s national rally of Rover cars.COWRA: Cowra Rugby Union under 17s team contested the grand final last Saturday against the Mudgee Wombats in Narromine. It was previewed as a potentially cracking grand final and on a beautiful day in Narromine it lived up to all expectations.DUBBO: ALDI Dubbo site manager Stephen Morrison and NSW operations manager Wayne Coburn at the store before its opening set for September 24. Photo: BELINDA SOOLEDUBBO: Rain cloud Ned Connors, business people Zoe Shanks and Flynn Whittle, sun Greeshma Gundapaneni and tree Brenden Richards. Photo LOUISE DONGES.DUBBO: Stage 3 superheroes at Dubbo South Public School DUBBO: Andy Williams, Michelle Towers and Elsie Williams. Photo BELINDA SOOLE DUBBO: Terry Green of Sainsbury Automotive and Rex Newell with his artworks that will be auctioned. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE. DUBBO: Nicholas Steepe and his car that has had eight tyres damaged beyond repair on purpose in the past three months. Photo: BELINDA SOOLEDUBBO: Nathan Jeon preparing a renovated premises in the centre of Dubbo ahead of its opening as an eatery with a sushi train. Photo: LOUISE DONGESNARROMINE: The Show's secretary Jenny Ballhausen and the Race's secretary Sarah Masonwells in one of the ransacked offices. NARROMINE: Peter Holmes and his car.NARROMINE: RIGHT: From front to back- Jess (running), Maygen (Relay), Charlotte (Running, jumping and throwing), Sophie (800m, 200m and relay), Maddie (100m and relay), Kira-Lyn (shotput and discuss), Kiah (shotput), Eloisa (running), Max (highjump), Fletcher (100m, 200m and relay), Harry (100m and relay), Jock, (high jump, 100m and relay).NYNGAN: Pat Conway and Tiny Cooney of Hermidale finding the bush grave of Eliza Ferguson who died on December 17, 1898.NYNGAN: The Nyngan Tigers reserve gradeLIGHTNING RIDGE: Nathan Power Nathan Power competed in the International Shooting Sport Federation Olympic discipline Trap and Double Trap Championships at the International shooting Complex at Cecil park in Sydney. WELLINGTON: Nathan Thompson carries his brothers jersey onto the field, honoured to carry Chris's number onto the ground WELLINGTON:The SRS Merino field day is now a national eventWELLINGTON: A bedside vigil for embattled Wellington Cowboys rugby league player Chris Thompson continues at Westmead Hospital while Wellington fans have backed the Thompson family.WELLINGTON: State member for Orange Andrew Gee with paramedics Brendan Morris and Glenn Flanagan at the Ambulance station.BATHURST: Bathurst took a collective breath in on Thursday as a giant C-130J Hercules aircraft flew over the city. The Hercules was visiting Mount Panorama as part of a upcoming Air Force recruitment campaign. Photo: Anne Hodges.BATHURST: Ready for tomorrow's annual Legacy Badge Day are, from left, Geoff Woolfe, Dick Crossing and Kevin Miller. Photo: BRIAN WOODBATHURST: Garry Davis has taken the lead in the Western Advocate NRL tipping competition with just one round to go.BATHURST: Ellen Ross, Fair Trading Minister Matthew Mason-Cox, Josephite Foundation chairman Tony Eviston and No Interest Loans Scheme co-ordinator Kelli-Ann Smith. The Foundation received a cheque for $33,163 for its No Interest Loans Scheme.BATHURST: Kindergarten teacher Jennie White took 18 Scots School children to the eisteddfod where they recited two poems. Photo: Phill MurrayBATHURST: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery director Richard Perram OAM, Bathurst mayor Gary Rush and Bathurst Library’s Beth Hall say proposed works for the forecourt will be a boost for the community. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKMUDGEE: Western Division players Paul Sams, Nelson Smith and Paul Dowling and Ian Heads, author of The Night the Music Died, at a book signing at Big W on Saturday. The book tells the story of the team’s triumphant 1974 season, which Heads describes as one the greatest Cinderella stories of Australian sport.MUDGEE: Auctioneer Bruce McGregor with the former witness box from the Mudgee Courthouse which will be among items auctioned by Raine & Horne Gulgong this Saturday.MUDGEE: Speech pathologists Anne Burns, Sarah Quayle, Kate Headley, Rachel Kearins, Meg Sheridan, Rachel Howarth, Rachel Hampshire, and Simone Holleman met for lunch on Monday as part of Speech Pathology Week.LITHGOW: High profile corporate and academic figure Peter Graham with UWS College CEO Dr Kerry Hudson at this week’s public lecture at the Lithgow campus. Mr Graham’s mother was a Lithgow girl while his father came from Portland.LITHGOW: Cameraman Geoff Hall whose credits include wide acclaim for his work on the hugely successful Australian film ‘Red Dog’.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.