Friday, December 30, 2011

Mary Louise Reeves

December 30 -- Mary passed away the evening of December 30th. We will all miss her so much. We were all blessed by her friendship -- by the joy she showed when sharing good news with her, her compassion for us when we were in pain -- her loyal loving spirit, which she shared everytime we were together. Thank you God, for giving us such a good friend.

From Darlene and Sheryl:

We have losted a great friend and sister: Mary Louise‏ went with the angels at around 10:30 Friday Dec 30, 2011 May she send all of the answers to our genealogy problems.  God rest her soul. More later on services.

Note: She is being cremated. I think they are planning the services for Saturday, Jan. 7, 11:00am, at the Christian Church with lunch to follow. If this is not correct, I will e-mail you back. The family has asked that there be no flowers, instead Mary Louise had many projects going so they would like the memorials to go in her memory to one of these projects. One that she was working hard on recently was the furnace fund for the Christian Church. She was appointed curator at the Russell Museum so there are projects there. We now have another "Genie Angel" to look over us.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

The New Russell History Book Progress

The Russell Historical Society regrets to inform you that because of the sudden illness of Mary L. Reeves, the new Russell History Book that she has been working on is on hold until further notice.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Lighting Awards

Wayside Garden Club's 2011 Christmas Decoration Winner

Marilyn and Butch Evans won the award for this year with the beautiful blue lighting on the front of their home at 411 E. Shaw St.  There was a light drizzle the evening I went out to judge the lights throughout Russell.  There were not a lot of decorated homes this year.  

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas in the Park a Success

Thanks to all, both Community Club members and those attending for making the Christmas in the Park a success.

Santa and Mrs. Claus made their annual appearance to the delight of the little ones.  Cookies were decorated and each child was able to take their creation home with them.  A coloring contest was a fun thing for all the kids to do.  A soup supper was enjoyed by everyone.  Prizes were awarded after the drawing was held.

See you next year!