Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thanks to the Russell Reivers

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The Russell Reivers 4-H Club recently landscaped around the Russell Cemetery sign as a 4-H Community Service project.  The club planned and budgeted for the project at their club meetings and then purchased the bricks, flowers and solar lights.  With the help of the 4-H club members, parents and leaders, they leveled and laid the landscaping bricks, filled in with dirt, and planted the flowers (knock-out roses, hostas, lilies, and creeping phlox).  They then applied the mulch and solar lights.  The project was complete in time for Memorial Day.

The Russel Cemetery Association was very pleased with the finished project and would like to thank the Russell Reivers 4-H Club, parents and leaders for all their hard work and expense for this wonderful project. 

If you weren't out to the cemetery around the Memorial Day Weekend, you might want to drive out and enter the cemetery at the top of the hill and enjoy the beautiful results of their hard work.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Russell's June Yard of the Month

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The first yard to be chosen this summer is Ron and Robin Thompson's at 312 W. Ames St.  You don't always need flowers to make a yard look nice.  The clean-cut look of finely trimmed bushes and a lawn that is well manicured can make a yard stand out.  This is why the Wayside Garden Club in Russell has chosen this yard as it's June Yard of the Month.

If you are in Russell looking at the Thompson home, you might enjoy driving by the Lowell Sims home on Ames St..  He has been planting beautiful roses across the front of his house for a couple of years now and the result is beautiful.  The roses again weathered the very cold winter and abundant blooms are all over the rose bushes.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Special Thank You

What a surprise the residents of the Russell Development apartments had when they stepped out and found a potted tomato plant sitting on their doorstep.  We all want to thank the Horizon Club for this thoughtful gesture.  The plants are all growing and doing well in their five gallon pots.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Vacation Bible School in Russell

June 20-24, 6-8pm, Russell Faith United Methodist Vacation Bible School will be meeting.  The theme is "Shake It Up Cafe: Where Kids Carry Out God's Recipe."  On Friday night there will be a concluding program in the Sanctuary at 7:30pm - public invited.  We are encouraging the children to bring non-perishable food items for the food pantry operated by the Inter-church Council in Chariton.  Snacks will be served to the children Monday through Thursday, with a meal on Friday.  We will have classes for pre-school (age 4) through 6th grade.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

SHARE Sign up

The month of June SHARE sign-up will be June 7 from 1-4pm at the Russell Historical Society Museum/Library building and pickup will be June 25th. Save 50% on your groceries.  There are many different packages to choose from; Meat, lunch meat, fruits and vegetables, frozen strawberries and much more.  Stop by the museum and look at the list or check the newspaper on Tuesday the  7th.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Russell Sportsmen's Club

Saturday, June 11 from 10:00am to 1:00pm, a Permit-to-Carry class will be held at the Chariton Public Library.  Pre-registration is required.  The class is sponsored by this club.  call 641-203-5296 to register.

There will be another trap shoot on June 12.  All events now through the summer months will be held evenings at 7pm to avoid the heat of the day.

Russell Sportsmen's Club offers its facilities to church youth groups, Scouts, or other organized youth groups for supervised recreational shooting sports activities.  The Club has certified coaches and experienced mentors willing to help conduct youth group outings.

Activities begin with safety fundamentals and continue to discipline-specific instruction and target shooting.  

Russell Sportsmen's Club range is located five miles southwest of Russell, 41570 280th Ave.  The Club has a rifle range and a shotgun range and offers instruction in either discipline.  Outings may be scheduled during spring, summer or fall, contact Dan Morrett at 641-203-5296.

The public is invited to all events and youth are welcome. 

Saturday June 26, 7pm Russell Sportsmens Club, Center-fire pistol.