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The week that was in the central west | Photos FORBES: Local jockey Stuart Brown and Hookem Up went on to win the inaugural Graham Marsh Memorial Cup at the Forbes Camel Races on Good Friday.

PARKES: An elderly woman was trapped in her vehicle for some time before being released by SES personnel following a three vehicle accident on the Eugowra Road, about 12 kilometres from Parkes on Monday.

ORANGE: Emu Swamp sheep farmer Chris Blunt is pretty pleased about the 50 millimetres of rain he has had over the past couple of days. Photo: JUDE KEOGH

COWRA: Shrieks of delight could be heard echoing across Cowra Public School when the Easter bunny came to their Easter hat parade.

FORBES: Lachlan Health Service has embraced the message of keeping hospitals smoke-free places, with ‘you just don’t smoke around hospitals’ campaign banners now at the Forbes campus.

ORANGE: Former Canterbury Bulldogs player Peter Mortimer says there isn’t enough support for Country Rugby League referees. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0407referees1

BLAYNEY: Blayney High School year 10 students Abby Connolly and Kate Redmond with some of the poppies that will form the backdrop to the school’s Anzac Day service.

CANOWINDRA: The team behind Canowindra’s International Balloon Challenge are making final preparations for take-off. From this Saturday, you can expect to see lots of balloons in the sky as the challenge takes flight for another year.

ORANGE: Dindima Wines owner David Bell will cater for families with children at the FOOD Week gourmet barbecue amongst the vines on April 11. Photo: STEVE GOSCH

COWRA: Get ready to slip and slide your way down a waterslide more than three footy fields long when Cowra Youth Council bring O’Shea’s Slide City Australia to Cowra.

PARKES: Amanda Slavin and little sister Ebie braved the cold to check out the hail after the storm on Tuesday.

ORANGE: Orange’s cold and wet weather hasn’t bothered Jay Moss who found a big puddle to play in at the Orange Showground on Monday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0406weather5

FORBES: The Moxey family have just returned from their most successful Sydney Royal Easter Show yet with a multitude of ribbons to add to their collection.

TULLAMORE: More than 1,300 people attended the 12th Tullamore Irish Festival with the town’s population swelling via over 300 campers.

ORANGE: Camel race organisers were stunned on Easter Sunday when the event attracted double the attendance they had anticipated.

COWRA: The threat of rain didn’t outweigh the lure of chocolate as the Cowra Japanese Garden’s annual Easter egg hunt attracted its biggest crowd yet.

DUBBO: Brooke Williams using one of the new loyalty cards at Red Cross with volunteer store manager Julie Warren. Photo:CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: A recent health check on taronga Western Plains Zoos three new lion cubs found they were growing and developing at a steady rate. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

NARROMINE: Recreational Aviation Australia CEO Michael Linke with Narromine pilot Holly Adams during Mr Linke’s visit to Holly’s home town at the weekend. Photo: CONTRIBUTED.

WELLINGTON: Veronica Musgrave at the cenotaph with the tickets for the service in Gallipoli.

DUBBO: Indulge on Macquarie owner, Ngarie Davis, believes people will continue to buy chocolate, no matter the price. Photo: LAURA McINTYRE

6. WELLINGTON: Wellington’s Tanya Cox was lucky enough to sneak in a quick photo with Prince Harry during the first of his official public engagements in Canberra on Monday. Photo: CONTRIBUTED

DUBBO: John Hausia taking to the stage on Saturday at Dubbo RSL Club Theatrette.Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN

DUBBO: Two of the Safe Aboriginal Youth Night Patrol workers, Krystral Haycock and Morgan Merritt. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

DUBBO: NSW Police Inspector Jeff Boon said despite a few examples of bad behaviour on western region roads, most drivers did the right thing over the Easter long weekend.

DUBBO: Rain continued to fall across the region on Monday. Photo: CHERYL BURKE

NYNGAN: These Easter holidays, Young Life Central West, along with Young Life Ski Mission and Adventure Water Sports will be visiting Condobolin and Nyngan for a day of free on and off water activities.

THE RIDGE: Members of the Easter Festival Committee Richard Buckley, Chuck Peters, Peta Borkovic, Peter Driscoll, Natasha Bamford, Franka Friedricks and Peter Moizi.

WESTERN MAGAZINE: Graham Coddington, Coddington Uardry Poll stud, Wellington, holds his grand champion medium/strong wool poll Merino ewe, sashed by John Gray, Schute Bell, Yennora. Photo: THE LAND

MUDGEE Umbrellas and bumper-to-bumper traffic were the order of the day as Easter Saturday crowds jostled for coffee and Easter goodies in Mudgee’s town centre and markets. Pictured is two-year-old triplets, Samson, Thomas and Jakob Baltyn from Sydney.

OBERON: Two elderly motorists were trapped for three hours in their four-wheel-drive following an accident south of Oberon on Monday. Photo ANDREW MICALLEF, WIDE AREA COMMUNICATIONS

BATHURST: A total 2135 drivers and support people were at Mount Panorama for the annual Bathurst Motor Festival, which was held over the Easter long weekend.

BATHURST: Around 30 first year Charles Sturt University students have toured the Chifley Home and Education Centre to learn about the role of oral histories in telling the story of the Chifleys. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Bathurst Regional Art Gallery workshop co-ordinator Fiona Howle teaching students Cressida Xu, 8, Sala Orme-Smith, 8, and Leo Klonis, 7, the finer points of making jewellery from recycled items. Photo PHILL MURRAY

BATHURST: Chris Frisby was thrilled to get out in the rain and see his oats sprout up almost overnight. Photo ZENIO LAPKA 040615zfrisby2

BATHURST: The people of Bathurst were on the lookout for the undead yesterday following a prank by a couple of local larrikins. Photo ALICE COOMANS 040715aczombie

BATHURST: There were 70s tunes, 70s hairstyles and a 70s attitude yesterday when 250 panel vans went on display at Bathurst Showground for the 40th Van Nationals. Photo CHRIS SEABROOK 040515cvans1a

HILL END: Hill End based artist Rebecca Wilson has depicted the life of Kate Kelly, sister of the bushranger Ned, in an exhibition which will tour the central west. Photo: MUDGEE GUARDIAN

LITHGOW: This Lithgow Mercury image is the first photo to be released of the completed indoor pool at the massively revamped Lithgow Aquatic Centre.

MUDGEE: Gabrielle Saliba with her Golden Stencil Award after winning the AWEXTAFE National Graduate Woolclasser competition at the Sydney Royal Show. Photo: THE LAND

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