Friday, February 11, 2011

Spring Flower Sale

With all the melting snow and a little warmer weather, our thoughts are turning toward possibly having an early spring.  Wouldn't that be nice.  Maybe the groundhog was right.  Anyway, the Russell Historical Society is holding a March Flower Sale at the museum.  Stop and see the brochure or call Marilyn at 535-2402 to see the selection and help a worthy cause.  The flowers you order will be delivered to your home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Russell Community Club

The Russell Community Club wants to let everyone know how it came into existence.  When the Russell Lions Club disbanded, members and others of the community wanted to keep the tradition going of helping the community be a proud place to live.  Following in the footsteps of the Lions, the purpose of the organization is to support and promote our community.  At this time we have 3 main projects that we sponsor each year.  The projects are the Fall Festival, held on the 3rd Saturday of September each year; the senior Citizen's Christmas Dinner, held on the first Saturday in December each year; and Christmas in the Park, which always follows on one of the Saturday evenings in December.

This past year members have been working at the Russell Athletic Fields.  Electricity and water hook-ups, for 30 campers, have been completed.  Our plans are to have the camping facilities up and going this spring.  Other events, such as a Music Festival, and sports activities are also in the planning stages.  If you have ideas of other activities that could be held either at the Athletic Fields or around town, please let us know.  We are always willing to listen to any ideas.  

As far as becoming a member, the only requirement we have is that you must be at least 18 years of age.  Even if you're not 18 years old, you can still have great ideas.  You are always welcome to come and share them with us.  Because of liability issues there will be some activities you would not be able to participate in.

Our regular meetings are held the 4th Thursday of each month.  Watch the newspaper for the time and the place of these meetings.  We would love to see all of our members every meeting, but we understand that in today's busy world that is not a reality.  If you would like to become a member, but can only make 1 or 2 meetings a year that is fine.  We just want to get as many people involved as possible.  More people mean more ideas.

The last meeting held on January 27, 6 visitors were present and they all joined the group.  At the meeting it was brought to our attention that it is not common knowledge how you can become a member, or even what exactly the Community Club does.  Hopefully the above information has answered any questions. 

If you have any other questions, ideas or would like to become a member, please contact Deb Mason (203-0681),  Pastor Russ Harris, (535-2601), Mike Beaty (535-2585) or Dolores Carroll.  Our next meeting will be held on February 24th.

Russell Fire Department Texas Hold'em Tournament

On Saturday, February 19 at 7:00pm, the Russell Fire Department will hold it's annual Texas Hold'em Tournament at the Russell Community Center.  A chili supper will be held prior to the tournament at 6:00pm (free-will donation).  This is always a fun event and the donations go to a worthy cause.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hey, Kids of Russell

Russell Community Club is inviting you to attend  "A Night Out for the Kids" at the Russell Community Center on Monday, February 14 (Valentine's Day) at 7 pm.  Kids from kindergarten to age 16 are welcome.   The movie "Hollywood Chihuahua 1 or II" will be shown.  Pop and popcorn will be furnished.  Parents may come and see what we are offering the children.

Several people attended the showing of this movie and enjoyed the movie and the popcorn, chips, pop and bottled water.  The refreshments were provided free of charge by the Russell Community Club.  If you would be interested in a weekly children's/youth activity sponsored by the Community Club or have ideas for other activities, please contact by phone or e-mail Deb Mason 203-0681 or or Russell Harris 203-3912 or

St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Russell!

An Irish breakfast will be servied in the Southside's Dining Room from 9a.m. to 12p.m.  The parade will be held at noon on March 12.  There is plenty of space to sit or stand along the parade line on Shaw Street, from the bank up to Prairie St.  Everyone is invited to join us as a participant or spectator. Then after 5p.m. a Corned Beef and Cabbage meal will be served.  If you have questions you can call Dolores at 535-4421.  (It is not unusual to have snow on this day, so don't be surprised).

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Chicken/Beef and Noodle Dinner Fundraiser

On Sunday, March 13, from 11:30am - 1:30pm, the Russell Historical Society will hold a Chicken/Beef and Noodle Dinner at the Russell Community Center.  This is a fund raiser to help raise money to finish the inside of the new addition to the Museum/Library.

If you have missed the past dinners, here is a chance to taste the excellent meals this group produces.  And the price is right, just a free will donation.