Kandos and Rylstone news

Last week, part of the railway line between Kandos and Rylstone was ripped up as the start of the State Government grant of $1.1 million. Regional tourism has had a huge boost with the commencement of work on the Kandos-Rylstone Heritage Rail. 

The 3500 old sleepers will be removed by an experienced team of thirty two gangers. 

New long life steel sleepers will be inserted at a rate of one to four and 1000 tonnes of stone ballast will be used to make the track suitable for a tourist train. 

Fourteen large machines were needed for the heavy work. The forecast rain didn’t upset the gangers who toiled through the showers.

Kandos High chess champions

Deep thinking is being extended at the Kandos High School by students, teachers and helpers. Congratulations to the KHS Chess Team, Jackson Cunningham, Emerson Maunder, Mathew Jenik and Ethan Seget, who are Western Region Champs and third place trophy winners in the Country NSW JCL.

CWA Says, “Thanks”

Kandos CWA sends a huge, “Thank you!”, to everyone who contributed to our recent ‘Flower Power Raffle’ and cocktail party. We raised over 106 for our Garden to Kitchen Project. Proceeds will go towards the cost of renovating the CWA rooms including installing a commercial kitchen. Thank you to our prize donars, Fleur MacDonald artist, AdHoc Furniture and Naked Lady Wines of Rylstone. The raffle was drawn on 18th November 2017 and the winners were Lynette White, first. Second prize Lynette Edwards, third prize Julie Matheson and fourth was Susan Knihinicki. We meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 5.30pm in the CWA rooms.

HSC Visual Arts and Textiles and Design Display

Gallery 47, Rylstone has an excellent display of the Kandos High School students’ work.

The planning for the works presented by the students for the Higher School Certificate, began in 2016.

Visual Arts teacher Kat Brown, said, “The body of work is culmination of a year of effort by the students, who are self directed, with critical dialogue and guidance.

The students have intellectual autonomy, for their art works.” Under the guidance of teacher Cheryl Murray HSC works in Textile and Design are on display.

The exhibition is open to the public until the end of December. Photo by Cheryl Murray.

David’s Diary

  • December 9 Rylstone Artisans and Producers Markets and Rotary’s Christmas Carnival
  • Christmas Lights Competition entries due Friday, December 15, judging Sunday, December 18
  • 16th December Kandos Markets
  • December 21 Christmas Carols and Sausage Sizzle, Combined Churches, 6pm Kandos Community Hall
  • January 27 Kandos St Machine Show
  • February 24 Rylstone Show


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