Thursday, June 20, 2013

Russell News

Around Town 
     Thursday, July 4th,  the city will have regular garbage pickup  even though it is  a holiday.  Our condolences go out to the Russ and Joann Harris family for the death of their son-in-law in a freak accident in Minnesota. Services will be held this week. 
      For the 4th of July celebration, the flags will be placed on the Avenue of Flags at the Russell Cemetery on July 2 and removed on July 5th. They are a sight to behold. 

Museum/Library News
   New officers elected for the coming year are president,-Wanda Liddell; vice president-Terry Elmore; secretary-Duane Bedford; treasurer-Jacque Chester.
     The Museum Board wishes to thank all donations that helped match the Grant for our cement work. Whether monetary or labor, it is very much appreciated.  There is still help needed to finish the landscaping.
Special recognition goes to Harry Reed and Ed Sellers for their extreme efforts on those hot days. 
      Also, the blue Russell Alumni books are now available for sale at the Museum, along with the DVD's. 
     For your convenience, for June only, the Museum/Library will be open from 1-5 Monday through Friday and 10-2 p.m. on Saturday. 

June Calendar
       Children's Story Time continues at the Museum/Library, Friday at 1:00 p.m. for children ages 4-8. 
Sunday, July 14th at 10:45 a.m. First Baptist is having a Vacation Bible School kick-off at the band stand. A couple of puppet skits  will  be introducing Spy Guy/Girl, a character that has skits each day of VBS. They will  have a picnic afterwards for anyone who wants to come. All food is provided for that. VBS will be that week, the 15th-19th, from 6-8:15 p.m. for ages 4-5th grade (completed). The closing program will be on Sunday the 21st at 10:45 a.m. The theme is "Investigation Destination," and it's all about secret agents finding and following clues. Everyone is invited. 

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