September 12 2014 - 6:00AM GALLERY: The photos which tell the story of the past seven days in the central west FAIRFAX MEDIANewsfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments GALLERY: The week that was in the central west COWRA: The hills surrounding Cowra are a sea of gold as early canola crops hit flowering. Dom Townsend from "Glenbrook", Canowindra, is pleased with the top start his crop has had so far.ORANGE: Deputy mayor Chris Gryllis, Factory Espresso co-owner Lisa Parianos and mayor John Davis discuss sourcing Mount Hagen coffee to stimulate its economy. Photo: DANIELLE CETINSKI 0910dccoffee1PARKES: A magpie is terrorising residents in west Parkes and they don’t know what they can do about it.FORBES: Forbes Show was once again a roaring success over the weekend with a good crowd and even better weather making it a fantastic community event.ORANGE: There's great excitement at the Charles Sturt University Campus in Orange after the resident peregrine falcon Swift produced a third egg at 3.30am on Wednesday.GRENFELL: The AgFarm Caragabal Sheep Races have become a much-anticipated day out for local families and groups of friends alike, and this year is no exception. The races will run again on Saturday, September 13.ORANGE: He might be a keen swimmer, but Orange City Council general manager Garry Styles still found the ice bucket challenge chilly on Monday. Mr Styles completed the challenge after a nomination from mayor John Davis last week. Photo: STEVE GOSCHBLAYNEY: Blayney High School’s Eliza Ewin is a future lady tradie and she is starting early to develop her skills and get a taste for the industry. ORANGE: Michael Horton and Blue were reunited after the dog was stolen last year. Photo: STEVE GOSCHCANOWINDRA: There’s a bit of timber lying about, some stubborn sauce stains and extra security on the grounds, but for the most part, it’s just another day at Canowindra High School. Canowindra High School principal Neryle Smurthwaite said everything’s back to normal after last Tuesday’s break-in.COWRA: Cowra's businesses have stripped back to black and white, with most losing their colour to support the Magpies. To say thank you the club has decided to give a prize for the best dressed window; the business will become a sleeve sponsor on one of next year's jerseys.ORANGE: Ronald McDonald House Orange board member and McDonald’s Orange, Bathurst and Kelso licensee Todd Bryant raised $7000 for Ronald McDonald House. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0908sgride1PARKES: Parkes Public students and staff are thrilled that primary playground equipment has been installed through a parent working bee. The equipment was made possible by $7000 funding from the Variety Bash, $13000 ongoing school fundraising and P and C donation. FORBES: If you thought Michael Browne was looking a bit scruffy, he feels the same way. He’s raising money for Down Syndrome NSW, which he and wife Heidi have been members of since the birth of their son Oscar, now nine years old. ORANGE: After three decades photographing at the City of Orange Eisteddfod photographer John Reid Smith is retiring from the role. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0908sgjohn DUBBO: Local finalist, in the junior section, Cody Morgan from Parkes East Public School. Photo LOUISE DONGESDUBBO: Bernie Smith, SDA NSW secretary, with concerned retail workers Trish Williams and Allan Diggelman. Photo: LOUISE DONGES. DUBBO: The dancing world is unlike any other and Orana Dance Centre principal Hayley McKernan can safely say she has seen it all. Photo: BELINDA SOOLEDUBBO: Preparing for the White Balloon Day walk are Matt Willis, Rachelle O Shannessy, Ben Sheridan and Melissa Charlton. Photo: LOUISE DONGESDUBBO: Robyn Stack and Keith Beacroft display lanterns for Dubbo's inaugural Light the Night event, a Leukaemia Foundation initiative to fund projects in hospitals and research facilities. Photo: BELINDA SOOLEDUBBO: Key note speaker for the third annual NSW Rural Health and Research Congress is Mark McCrindle. Photo BELINDA SOOLE.DUBBO: Michelle Thompson with Ann Warwick, Ailsa Smith and Jan Wilkin. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE DUBBO: Teacher Robert Tarry with year 6 students Briteny Buckland, Brooklyn Thomas, Sathmi Herath and Anthonela Rojas. Photo BELINDA SOOLEDUBBO: (Front) Myah Wallace, Sarah Bush, (Middle) Elora Jolliffe, Rebecca Pengilley, Ebony Furner, Courtney Moult and Olivia Pearn, (Back) Juliet Furner, Holly Faulds, Isabelle Drady, Ainslie Tegart and Eva Laird. Photo: LOUISE DONGESDUBBO: Acting Principal Reverand Louis Stringer, Tajh Samimi, Alex Shearing, Angel Newham, Thomas Peacock, Willis O'Lney, Ruthvik Gundapaneni, Ashlee Ferguson, Ebony Apps, Jaime Lee, Jeremy Roth, Brinsley McNair, Olivia Berryman, Erin Barclay, Isabel Wilson. Photo BELINDA SOOLEDUBBO: Mavis Vaughan is still enjoys a hit of golf at the age of 100. Photo: BELINDA SOOLEBATHURST: Bathurst Women’s and Children’s Refuge staff Raelene Hopkins, Maureen Connor, Yasmine Dowling, Erin Beadman and Sandra Doueihi gathered for one last time yesterday ahead of the start of a new crisis accommodation system in which the Bathurst refuge will be managed by an outside service provider. Photo: PHILL MURRAYBATHURST: All Saints’ College Higher School Certificate students Lili Hoskins and Tom Morris were assessed on the practical component of their HSC mark on Tuesday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKBATHURST: Todd Wallington is among more than 30 cyclists helping Camp Quality raise much- needed funds for children with cancer. Photo: PHILL MURRAY BATHURST: Raglan residents Nancy Simpson, Rohan Moppett and Janette and Ted Kelly are worried about a proposed development in the village that would include a service station. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK BATHURST: Mark, Leonie, Zarah and Terina Stibbard were in Bathurst yesterday for the dedication of the Ivan Stibbard Grandstand at Mount Panorama in memory of the man who gave so much to The Great Race. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK BATHURST: University of Technology’s Melanie Purdy and veterinarian Dr James Hunter with an alpha male eastern grey kangaroo, the first to be darted and tagged in the Bathurst Kangaroo Project. Photo: SUPPLIEDBATHURST: Martin King of Kings Antiques, which suffered a break-in on Saturday morning, with the smashed window pane from the rear door. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKBATHURST: Mayor Gary Rush stands alongside the portrait gallery of past mayors now hanging in the Bathurst Regional Council chamber. Photo: ZENIO LAPKABATHURST: David Morgan, pictured with his cat Socks, fears feeling closed in once the walls of the Cheriton development on his back fence go up, blocking out the sun.BATHURST: Miss Traill’s House volunteers Marcia Seymour and Brian Atkinson help William Lee descendant Helen Lloyd engage with her family history at the house yesterday. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOKNARROMINE: Tasma will head off at the end of the month to an all-star karate competition.NARROMINE: B is for baby animals, here is Zaylee with a lamb.NARROMINE: The opening of a new heavy vehicle route is the beginning of a plan to dramatically change traffic flow in Narromine. MUDGEE: Judges Tim Knappstein and Lester Jesberg sample local wines for the Mudgee Wine Show. MUDGEE: Gulgong Hospital, which is set to be demolished.MUDGEE: Milliner Felicity Brown backstage at her “Treasures from the Dust” parade in New York.MUDGEE: Julie Winton and students Mia Stroud and Rosealee Smith birdwatching at Putta Bucca Wetlands on a recent Mudgee Preschool outing.LITHGOW: Patrick Stenson, Kallie Poppett and David ThompsonLITHGOW: Lithgow mayor Maree Statham, Rydal Village Association President Linsey Featherstone and official guest Elizabeth Swane Photo: CAROLYN PIGGOTTLITHGOW: Earlier efforts to remove willows from local waterways have included this effort on the Cox’s River just downstream of Wallerawang.LITHGOW: AMCO Cup ‘immortals’ Paul Sams, Paul Dowling and Barry Rushworth with author Ian Heads (seated) at this week’s book launch in Lithgow (top). Photo: LEN ASHWORTH NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo Troy Grant presenting the cheque to vice-president of the Narromine Swimming Club Dee Wippell and Mayor of Narromine Shire Bill McAnally.OBERON: Students from Black Springs Public School competed in the Bathurst EisteddfodNYNGAN: Bogan Bulls First Grade team.WELLINGTON: Shannon Keevil Holdworth, Cherie Collis, Ray West, Jody Chester, Teena Hill and Fred Carberry WELLINGTON: Butcher Rodney Dowton and chef Rebecca Sutton cook up a storm at the SRS Field day. WELLINGTON: Wellington's colour run is tipped to get bigger and better in the years to come following the massive success of its debut at the weekend.NYNGAN: Wendy Clissold and Julie Walsh always on hand for the workshops. 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