Kandos and Rylstone news

Inside the Rylstone Memorial Hall the market stalls traded despite the inclement weather. Several new stalls traded art craft and used items. Peter Serras from Glen Davis displayed an excellent range of wild life and landscape photography. Peter, formally from Sydney, had a life style change, and enjoys the beauty of Glen Davis.

Freezing JDRF BBQ Heavily Supported

Despite the cold weather on Friday morning, more than ten dozen eggs were consumed as bacon and egg rolls. The cake and slices table was refilled three times, until it ran out. The local support for Junior Diabetes Research Foundation was fantastic.

Kandos High News

Students from Kandos High School travelled to Capertee Valley to plant trees. The sixty native trees planted will help the habitat of the endangered Regent Honey Eater. Several sites on the Glen Alice road were chosen for planting. Well done students !

Rotary’s Wollemi Awards

The Rylstone-Kandos Rotary Club’s Wollemi Awards celebrate excellence in community effort. Held in the Rylstone Club after tea the Wollemi Awards presentation was an appropriately, noisy affair. Congratulations to all the award winners as they truly deserved recognition. The Youth Award winner was Jasmyn Maw a Kandos High School student who is involved in everything, including drama, KR Singers and catering. Community Service Award went to Jodie Honeysett owner of the “Stone Strength Gym”’ Jodie caters for people with disabilities, on a one to one basis. Business of the Year Award was Rylstone Foodworks, Peter and Janette Marchent.

They recycle 20 to 25,000 units (cans & bottles) every ten days. The Community Organisation was won by the Kandos CWA group for their outstanding, Garden Fair. Jenny Moore accepted the award. The Community Fundraising Award went to a deserving Dianne Kerney. Dianne has worked tirelessly for the McGrath Foundation Research for Breast Cancer. Dianne thanked all the helpers from the two towns.

President of the Rylstone Rotary, Amanda Roach presented the awards after a short talk with the entrants. The Wollemi Awards illustrated the effort people put into our community.

KRR-FM Receives Grant

Kandos Rylstone Community Radio received a very welcome visit from Local Member for Bathurst Paul Toole recently when he came with cheque in hand to deliver a grant of $6,400 for the station. The money is for remedial work to help combat some serious water issues at their Angus Avenue building. Mr Toole was contacted by members of the community station to see if there was any support that could be offered. In delivering the grant money Mr Toole said the station was the epitome of ‘community’.

“This community radio station is such a fantastic example of small town communities coming together. With over 50 members, and 30 or more presenters, they are all volunteers from the local community. After an enormous amount of fundraising, KRR purchased the building from which they operate, and have made an incredible effort in bringing it back to its former glory, providing a well-respected and loved service to the community.

“Recent water seepage from higher ground adjacent to the building has caused some minor damage to the building. Following a request for assistance, I was able to obtain $6,400 from the NSW Government’s Premier’s Discretionary Fund. This will not only repair existing damage, but also prevent any further damage in the future,” Mr Toole said. The funding will be used to complete excavation work as well as installing a retaining wall to prevent water seepage in the long term. Station President, Brent Barlow said they were very grateful for the assistance.

“This grant will allow us to continue to use our other accumulated funds for upgrading equipment, improving our infrastructure and managing our day to day expenses such as power, water, rates, licences, office stationary etc., while maintaining the integrity and future of our building. I’d like to thank Paul Toole for his quick response and his generous grant on behalf of the state government. We appreciate the assistance.” Story and Photograph, Brent Barlow

David’s Briefs

  • May 19 Air Show, Rylstone Aerodrome from 9.30am
  • May 20 Rylstone Swap Meet 6am
  • Rylstone 20 Sunday Markets, Globe Hotel 9am
  • May 25 Kandos Museum  MitCom Wind Octet 7pm