Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall Festival Events

Saturday, September 15, parade 4 p.m. (no themes selected), prizes to be provided by the Community Club.  For parade registration contact Chris Feehan at 641-203-0851, garden tractor pull 6 p.m. on Shaw Street in front of the bandstand.  Volunteer Fire Department Best in Smoke BBQ Competition, also includes a dutch oven dessert competition.  Call Shawn 641-203-3164 for further information.  Judging for the Fire Department contests is at 3 p.m.  Cookout will be in the bandstand area, dinner at 5 p.m. at the fire station with a free-will offering.
Arrangements for a street dance to follow that evening are being made at the Southside Tavern.

Competition for the State Volunteer Fire Departments

In addition to preparing for the Fall Festival, Russell's dedicated firemen are preparing for the State Competition at Manchester the weekend following Labor Day.  We wish them good-luck.  Also a special thank you to all of our volunteers for helping our residents (and others as needed) who have an emergency.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Free Youth Trap Shoot

Sunday, September 2, at 2:00p.m., the Russell Sportsmen's Club will have a free youth trap shoot for middle school and high school students.  No experience is necessary.   Certified instructors will be on site for safety instruction and shooting fundamentals.  Firearms will be available for use.  For more information, call Dan at 641-203-5296.

Best in Smoke BBQ Competition

The Russell Volunteer Fire Department "Best in Smoke" BBQ competition will be held on September 15.  Call Shawn 641-203-3164 for further information.  More information will be available after their Monday, August 27 meeting.

Russell Museum/Library Fundraiser

Saturday, September 22, 7-10 a.m., The Russell Museum/Library is having a fundraiser at the Museum, providing a sausage gravy and biscuits breakfast with beverages.  Free-will offering.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Yard of the Month for August 2012

This charming home belonging to Peggy Morgan Fulks, with its well manicured yard, is the winner of the Russell Wayside Garden Club's August 2012 Yard of the Month.  The home is situated facing Shaw St. near the corner of Highland St. in Russell.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Story Time at the Museum/Library

The Museum/Library's Story Time for young children, continues on Tuesday and Friday until school starts.  The last day is Friday, August 17.  Thank you to Craig and Joan Gooder for bringing this delightful event to the children.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Local Option Sales and Service Tax Vote

August 7, noon to 8 p.m. Remember to vote. The voting location in Russell is the Russell Community Center. The incorporated citizens of Russell will be voting for the Local Option Sales and Service Tax change. The way the tax is used now is: The 1% tax goes 60 percent to road use and 40 percent towards maintaining the Chariton swimming pool. The Council is offering a change to 60 percent road use, 30 percent general purpose and 10 percent towards maintaining the Chariton swimming pool.
Be sure to vote and give your opinion. If it passes, the change would take place on January 1, 2013. It is a yes or no vote.

The citizens of Russell voted and passed the Local Option Sales and Service Tax change on August 7.  So on January 1, 2013, the 1% tax will go 60 percent to road use and 30 percent to general purpose and 10 percent towards maintaining the Chariton swimming pool.  This means more money will come into Russell for road use and general purpose use.