The week that was around the region | Photos DUBBO: The second koala joey of the season has arrived at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, with female joey Matilda emerging from the pouch to the delight of keepers and visitors.
FORBES: It was a case of ‘all hands on deck’ for Elders staff at the Central West Livestock Exchange sheep and lamb sale on Tuesday, with the local team yarding more than 3000 lambs and older sheep.
ORANGE: Bull rider Adam Hrncir is thrown from his bull during Saturday’s night’s East to West Coast Rodeo Championships at the Orange Showground. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 1017pbrodeo27
BATHURST: The Mitchell Highway between Orange and Bathurst was closed in both directions on Thursday morning after a truck crashed. Photo: NADINE MORTON
MUDGEE: Premier Mike Baird took a selfie with Queenscliff nippers, Glenn McGrath and Hugh Bateman on his 2600km trek to raise money for breast cancer care. Photo: FACEBOOK
DUBBO: Dubbo resident Terry Honeysett is not happy with the state of the Rotary Pond in Victoria Park, but council believe it is in a satisfactory condition. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH
TRUNDLE: Border collie Middy, on set with Julia Billington who plays Trish in the movie All About E.
ORANGE: 2015 Orange Wine Show chief judge Gary Baldwin is impressed with the quality of entries this year. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 1016sgjudge3
YOUNG: Young Shire Council has determined it will not pursue the reopening of the closed railway line crossing points in Young.
COWRA: Cowra’s Historic Railway Station was tagged with the initials SN sometime this month, leaving regular users of the building disappointed.
BATHURST: First-time children’s author Jess Jennings has captured the spirit of a country horse race and the need to dream big in his debut book The Bronze Thong Wild Bush Horserace!
WELLINGTON: The Coo-ee March Re-enactment left Gilgandra on Saturday. It headed through Dubbo on Wednesday morning for Wongarbon then to Geurie at 4pm.
LITHGOW: The sense of relief and accomplishment was palpable when 71-year-old Bob Montgomery stopped overnight in Lithgow for the final day of his epic 4140 km bike ride from Perth to Leura, a marathon that would be daunting to men half his age.
CANOWINDRA: The exceptional crops forecast after the year’s good winter are likely to fall short of expectation.
ORANGE: Restructuring of the Orange Wine Festival timetable and boosts to marketing have drawn in a specialist Sydney crowd that festival organisers crave, according to FOOD Week president James Sweetapple.
FORBES: Jane Jelbart and Mark Jackson will be bringing their ukestration workshop to Forbes for the River Arts Festival.
MUDGEE: Heather Hooker-Dufty and her groom Chris with their driver Ian Cameron who saved the day. Photo: DEBBIE FEAR
DUBBO: Dubbo mayor Mathew Dickerson gave his thumbs up to the tipping bucket at the Big4 Holiday Park’s new water park. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH
NARROMINE: Member for Dubbo, Troy Grant has thrown his hand up for the NSW Healthy Town Challenge. Mr Grant said he’s excited to get moving for the great challenge.
BATHURST: An old concrete water tank that dominates the streetscape at the top of Havannah Street is set to be converted into a dual occupancy house.
COWRA: Spring has most definitely sprung in a beautiful way this year, with thousands of flowers displaying their bright colours and aromas at every turn.
GRENFELL: The 2015 Archibull Judging took place at the Grenfell Library last Tuesday, October 13. Pictured here are THLHS students Isabell Hunter, Bridget Baker, Marie Knight and Andrew Knight with Archibull Art Judge Wendy Taylor and ‘Bullseye’ THLHS Archiubull entrant.
PARKES: Local Mini-Field of Women organiser Dianne Green and Tarlia Egan encourage community members to join them at Bushman’s Dam on Sunday and show support for women with breast cancer and their families.
ORANGE: Senior Constable Leon Lincoln, Constable Tracey Monro and Leading Senior Constable Kimberley Morgan chat with Angie and Cooper Caffin.
DUBBO: Niall McNicol, Lindsay Mumford, Michael Adams, John Keogh and Graeme Pilon with the cars up for grabs in the Bullseye Challenge at Dubbo Golf Club on Sunday. Photo: BROOK KELLEHEAR-SMITH
LITHGOW: The 1960 Hornets A-reserve side: Billy Young, Jack Green, Charlie Hewitt, Jack Power, Bob Smith, Barry Hatton and Rip Reynolds; Front row, Fred Thomas, John Furbank, Mick Smith, Kevin Mays and Wally Gaynor.
BATHURST: Acclaimed musical ‘Rock of Ages’ will be performed by the Carillon Theatrical Society next year and director Ben Hope is looking for talent to join the cast. Photo: PHILL MURRAY 101515pben
FORBES: Clowns are not usually associated with cancer but on the weekend they came out in force to raise funds for the disease as part of the Forbes Relay for Life.
MUDGEE: 19 Twenty will return to the Gulgong Folk Festival this year, along with a great line up of local performers.
COWRA: The popular Aqua MIPs program run by Cowra Community Health Service will start on Monday, November 3.
ORANGE: At $1.18 a litre, the price of fuel is almost at parity with our city cousins who are often spoilt with lower fuel prices.
YOUNG: The next four weeks or so may be a greater risk time for asthma suffers, according to Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
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