The week that was around the region – March 13 to 17 | Photos 17 Mar 2017, noon Take a look through the best photos from Fairfax photographers around our region. The week that was around the region – March 13 to 17 | Photos Local woman Margaret Dunnachie will do her fifth-straight Leukaemia Foundation World Greatest Shave in a fortnight’s time, and while she’s made it an annual haircut – it means so much more to her. The alpaca halter classes at the Mudgee Show saw some outstanding competition from local breeders.Students at Mudgee Public School were among the many across Australia who took the 'Bullying, No Way!' pledge on the seventh National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence on Friday, March 17.He may not wear a cape, but Robert Bruce is a life-saver. Mr Bruce marked his 100th blood donation last week and has potentially saved up to 300 lives.This Friday the world game of football will help bring together Orange’s Indigenous and international communities to celebrate unity and harmony.Being selected from over 40 applicants, the James Sheahan Catholic High School student got to experience a week in the air force at the RAAF Base at East Sale in Victoria between March 7 and 10.An Orange school is the first in regional NSW to introduce a low-cost scheme to help parents quickly find their children’s lost property.A meteor fireball blasting to Earth was spotted near Orange on Wednesday night.Author Jacqueline Harvey has turned a new page in the Alice-Miranda book series.Bathurst women were flying high on Saturday, taking to the skies as part of the Women with Wings aviation program.Bathurst Regional Council has been accused of making a “provocative decision” in its awarding of a scoping study tender for Centennial Park.Car fanatics from all across the Central West and Australia descended on Mount Panorama for the 2017 Bathurst Autofest motor vehicle festival on March 10 and 11. The day gave car fans a chance to show off their vehicles.The parents of West Dubbo Girl Guides can rest assured following the donation of a rescue swag from Assurance Training and Sales.Dubbo mum Joanna Linehan is among 3,700 trekkers preparing for one of Australia’s most popular fundraising treks, the Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek, on Friday.Dance and healing took over Victoria Park on Thursday as Uniting’s Jaanimili Bringing Them Home program hosted a Healing Day.The Narromine Men’s Shed have responded to a call of aid from the victims of the Sir Ivan Fires. Kurrajong House was a flurry of activity on Thursday when they hosted the annual Trangie Senior Olympic Games.Showgirl Hannah Jefferey was a wonderful representation of the Shire on Saturday night at the Zone Six Competition in Cowra. She was accompanied by her parents and the Show’s Jenny Ballhausen and Sara McGilchrist. Hannah was not selected for the next round of the competition. Peak Hill, Grenfell and Canowindra showgirls will go to Sydney.The Police Station will be holding a different kind of garage sale next month when victims of local break and enters or thefts are encouraged to visit the station and claim their belongings.Former Forbes resident Darcie Morrison has been named the Forbes Advocate 2016 Sportsperson of the Year.Forbes Showgirl for 2016 Amelia Sweeney represented Forbes at the regional showgirl zone finals in Cowra last weekend.Three locals will brave the razor for one courageous little local girl and the Leukaemia Foundation on Monday.St Laurence’s School held its annual fete on Friday night and the school community turned out in droves to enjoy the evening. Giant marquees will pop up on South Circle Oval this Saturday for the sixth annual Forbes Rugby Union Club President’s Lunch, kicking off the club’s 50th season. The Central West NSW Bushfire Disaster Relief (RABS) received a $5000-plus boost on Friday from Wellington Rotary Club, who are looking to help their neighbours ravaged by blazes.Trophies for the Wellington Boot Racing Carnival have been supplied by the Wellington Men’s Shed yet again.Major Cathryn Williamson of The Salvation Army is appealing to the public to avoid submitting donations after hours, as thieves continue to target the charity organisation.The wedding of Emily Langfield and Paul Chwyla was held in Melbourne on November 12, 2016 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in South Melbourne in a service officiated by Franciscan monk, Father Dean.Eight years ago the Berowra Uniting Church Sunday School decided they wanted to support a Compassion Child named Maria. Donations poured in for Benjamin Seymour to shave his curly hair. As of Friday morning, March 17, the day of the great shave, he had raised $1150. Portland girls will have the opportunity become Girl Guides with Lithgow Guide Leader, Elizabeth Elwell-Cook, planning to open a new district in the area.Police met with local and state government leaders and their representatives recently to identify issues that need to be addressed for a safer community.THE man who died after a motorbike crash near Blayney has been identified as Orange man Damian Mattick. Photo: FACEBOOKThe sun shone down on the Neville show on Saturday with crowds and entrants beating all previous records.Three Forbes residents who braved this year’s World’s Greatest Shave for a Cure have raised more than $13,000 so far.St Laurence’s School held its annual fete on Friday night and the school community turned out in droves to enjoy the evening. Driving more than 100km away from home? You can get a free cuppa at participating businesses between now and May 31.As Parkes Christian School’s Jay Quince will agree, mathematicians do funny things sometimes.Northparkes Mines employees have been volunteering their time at the St Vincent de Paul Centre in Parkes.More than 200 women joined Parkes Quota Club in celebrating women’s achievements at a chicken and prawn luncheon at the Services Club with the theme ‘Women In the Arts’.Purple Day will be held on March 26 this year and as part of their support of World Epilepsy Day the Canowindra Pharmacy will be holding an information and fundraising day on Monday, March 27.Just last month Uganda-born Moses Goire received his first ever eye examination at Specsavers Dubbo. Growing up in Uganda, the 31-year-old simply never had the opportunity to have his eyes tested. It was a great experience for Moses, who is very passionate about health.TweetFacebook of ╳exitWhat happened over the past week? 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