DUBBO is in the running to host up to 500 people at a large music party thanks to the efforts of Jobe Agnew, who entered the national MTV Winter Tour competition to promote the city he loves and let everyone know there is nothing wrong about being a gay teenager in country NSW.
Bathurst RSL Club chef Marco Neyra and marketing manager Peter Feenan are ready for State of Origin. 060413pblues
DUBBO: Emergency services and fire crew attend the scene of the accident 24 km south of Dubbo on Monday evening. The woman at wheel of the car that crashed and killed a child passenger, was a disqualified driver. Photo: Belinda Soole.
PARKES: Suspicion surrounds a house fire at Bogan Gate that occurred during the early hours of Tuesday morning.
There was high drama at the Mt Victoria railway station on Saturday after a bomb scare on the mid afternoon train to Lithgow.
ORANGE: A truck rollover caused havoc on The Escort Way for about four hours on Thursday morning. Photo: STEVE GOSCH
ORANGE: Emergency services were called to a two-car accident on the corner of Phillip and Anson Streets at around 11am on Monday. Three occupants of one of the vehicles, including a six-year-old girl, were treated at the scene and two were transported to Orange hospital.
BATHURST: PAUL Brunton was gutted to learn that Simplot Australia is considering closing its Bathurst plant if it can’t give the company a better financial return. Mr Brunton (left) is pictured with employees John Yeomans, Steve Pallott, Daniel Green, James Ryan and Josh Beale.
Nina Hagney was caught off guard when her second child Audrey took only minutes to be born last Friday. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA 060313zbirth1
A POLL Hereford bull from a Bordertown, South Australia stud, has sold for $90,000 creating a record price for the Herefords Australia's national show and sale at Dubbo. Pictured here are Eva and her father Lachy Day with Days' Calibre, the grand champion and $90,000 record breaker along with Sam Parish of Dubbo. Photo: LOUISE DONGES
BATHURST: Local market gardener Michael Cook says he will have to stop growing corn if Simplot closes its Bathurst processing plant. 060613cook2
ORANGE: Sammie Knight says it’s still unclear if her kitten Beckham will recover from a brutal attack that’s left him in danger of having his leg amputated. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0602sgcat1
Forbes singer Celia Pavey has made it to the final top eight on The Voice. Pictured here are Celia Pavey (right) with Delta Goodrem and fellow remaining team members before Monday night's show.
ORANGE:St Mary’s Catholic Primary School student Jerome Org, 10, came out on top in a diocesan spelling competition. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0603spelling
MUDGEE: Buddhist monks from Gyudmed Monastery in South India begin work on a sand mandala at the stables in Mudgee on Tuesday.
BATHURST: Sonia Nunan doesn't understand why she has to travel as far away as Katoomba to access physiotherapy for her son Darcy. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA
BATHURST: Bathurst MP Paul Toole waves off the first car in the annual Outback Car Trek on Sunday. The 1950s Dodge Coronet, piloted by Norman and Lorita Ridge and Bob Sinclair, has been in every trek. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 060213ctrek1a
BATHURST: Students from Mitchell Early Learning Centre and Towri Macs came together for some bush tucker, Aboriginal ar and stories as part of Reconciliation week activities.Picturied here is Jenell George with Kerrie and Bubba Kennedy at Mitchell Early Learning Centre. 052913jcsu2
DUBBO: Truck driver Rod Hannifey has commended the NSW government for improving customer service for his industry but wants more to be done with heavy vehicle inspections. He is pictured here with John Morris. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
COWRA: Local members of the Model A Ford Club of NSW, Larry and Pam Gee attended the "Great Gatsby Party" held to mark the opening night of the movie at the Regent Theatre in Richmond.
ORANGE: Staff of Orange hospital will be kicking up their heels at the hospital ball on June 22 and invite the community to join them for the celebration. Vicki burke, Natalie Barnes, Rose Wilson, James Harvey, Lauren McAtamney, Michelle Reeve, Jamie Lord and Ali Cally are already gearing up for the big night. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
BATHURST: The mayor's personal assistant, Heather Ornek, is calling it a day after 18 years. 052913heather
DUBBO: It was all smiles at Dickiegundie Reserve for 14 young anglers from the Garden Hotel Fishing Club who learnt all things fishing with Brett Smith, education officer of DPI Fisheries NSW.
BATHURST: Paramedic student Nicholas Kilpatrick gives the gift of life as Red Cross Blood Bank’s Rosalie Coelho gratefully accepts the donation. Photo: SARAH STACKMAN 060313ssblood
BATHURST: Nick Rutherford finds a gap in the Orange Emus defence and heads for the line as CSU won 29-19 on Saturday. Photo: ZENIO LAPKA 060113zcsu4
DUBBO: Bill Sewell, Graham Mackander, Mark Hawke and Tony Croxon at the Orana Avicultural Society's annual show at the Dubbo Showground. PHOTO: JOSH HEARD
ORANGE: Orange Linen Service staff protest NSW Health plans to cut jobs at the Forest Road service. Photo: STEVE GOSCH 0515sglinen1
DUBBO: NSW Business Awards' regional finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, Daniel Gordon from Gilgandra. Photo: SIMON CHAMBERLAIN
BATHURST: Likeallofus, driven by Emma Turnbull, wins at the Bathurst Paceway on Wednesday night. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 060513ctrots1
DUBBO: Al Coppelius with Michael Travers on board, leads the field home in the third race at Dubbo on Monday. Photo: LOUISE DONGES
LITHGOW: Kaidyn Whittaker giving a python a pat
Orange mayor John Davis said Orange council is not trying to take over Blayney and Cabonne but believes it could be the most successful merger in the state. Photo: JUDE KEOGH. 0531council1
COWRA: Mulyan Public School students Phillip Ingram, Kai Taylor, Mathew Grossman and Kate Minehan, got dressed up to celebrate the fact that they're learning to read.
COWRA: Mulyan Public School students Isabella Howarth, Hannah Worth, Jazmyn-Lee Gordon, Maddy Densmore and Brianna Moss, got dressed up to celebrate their first steps in learning to read.
LITHGOW: Not that long ago it was a novelty to spot a kangaroo in an urban area of Lithgow, but not any more.
Four lucky students from Meadow Flat School were invited to take part in the invitation only bicentenary celebrations at Mt York. Pictured with the Mounted Police honour guard are Abbey Chadwick-Cocks, Faith Shean, Adrienne Slattery and Bryce Underhill.
ORANGE: Phil Stevenson, Rodney Tonkin, Marie Hammond, Elaine Kaldy and Duncan Stuart holding Michael Francis Dalton’s top hat were all thrilled to hear of the federal government’s $4 million funding for the museum. Photo: JUDE KEOGH. 0606museum
CANOWINDRA: A 'Maths Extravaganza' took over St Edwards Primary School this week as students crunched the numbers in a record breaking success. Pictured here are Laura Atkinson and Harry Hazelton.
ORANGE: Nicole Stevens was “gobsmacked” wrecking yard staff towed her car away, despite it being a different colour, having a different registration number and being parked in a different street to the car they were supposed to collect.
MUDGEE: Flying high during her solo dance in the Gulgong Prince of Wales Eisteddfod gala concert is Alex Harris from Mudgee.
WELLINGTON: This echidna was found on the outskirts of Wellington and wasn't too happy to be moved off the road.
COWRA: Encouraging victims to come forward and speak up about domestic violence was one of the main points of discussion at a safe relationship forum in Cowra on Tuesday.
FORBES: Weapons training instructor, Senior Constable Robert Ellis, has joined the ranks at Forbes Police Station.
FORBES: Last weekend’s rainfall was almost delivered to order, according to local agronomists Matt McRae and Olivia Wright.
WELLINGTON: Outback Car Trek for the Royal Flying Doctors Service: John Fordham, Will Taylor, Ollie and Stella Maroulis, Jessica Taylor and Peter Schell. John and Peter travelled with Howard Dredge, owner of the infamous restaurant Phillip’s Foote in the Rocks.
PARKES: Parkes branch president of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association, Greg Powter with some of the letters he had hoped to present to local State MP, Troy Grant in Dubbo.
WELLINGTON: Food 4 Life Wellington, which been running for about two years now, sells groceries and supermarket items to people on Centrelink benefits. Pictured: Robyn Hayes and Joyce Blatch with clients Michelle and Caleb Ridges, Brad Gill and Rodney Herring.
BLAYNEY: "Miserable" and "very upset" is how Blayney State Emergency Service (SES) controller Reg Rendall describes his unit's mood after their headquarters were broken into between Monday morning and Tuesday evening.
BLAYNEY: Shooters gathered together at the Lyndhurst Rifle Club on Saturday to celebrate 100 years of history. Shooting enthusiasts, Peter Bruem, Rod Bates, Andrew Baker and Reg Bennett seated with a display of 303 calibre rifles on the day. Photo: Wayne Cock.
LIGHTNING RIDGE: Participants of a Lightning Ridge early-morning training session with three-time Olympian, Lisa Curry.
A look back at the photos which were taken throughout the Central West this week.