With the Russell community's help, we are working to resume the Russell News keeping the Russell community informed. Our original goals were to provide information for the community in meetings/activities, to provide encouragement to make a better community, to encourage volunteerism to accomplish that and to provide accolades to people, organizations, as a means for community awareness. We plan to resume those responsibilities. It will not be published weekly as previously done but twice monthly or as information is available.
The Washington Township Trustees want to say a big THANK YOU to the Russell Reivers 4-H Club for taking a Sunday afternoon and walking the Russell Cemetery, picking up all the branches and flowers that had blown off the graves during the winter months. We know even with 30 4-H'ers, their leaders, and some parents it was a big job. The next time you are at the cemetery, take a look around and see just how much work it is to care for this cemetery. If you know a Russell Reiver 4-H member, please thank them the next time you see them. The Washington Township Trustees.
We have a new face at the Russell City Hall, her name is Mo McCullough White, the new city clerk. Mo grew up in Russell and attended Russell School. She has a son Brett, & daughter Tory, and lives in Chariton, Iowa. Besides working as Russell clerk, she manages an Insuranceoffice in Chariton for Central Insurance Services. Mo still has family in the Russell area. The office hours for City Hall are 8 a. m. -12 p.m., Monday through Friday. Stop in to welcome Mo.
Sunday, May 1, 2:00 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot (youth shoot free)
Monday, May 2, 2 p.m. The Neighborhood Coffee at the Russell Museum/
Library. Guest speaker will be the Mayor, Duane Bedford.
Monday, May 2, 7 p.m. Russell City Council meeting at City Hall
Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m. American Legion/Auxiliary at the Community Center
Wednesday, May 4, 6:30 p.m. Night Owls at the Methodist Church
Saturday, May 7, 7-10 a.m. Breakfast is served at the Russell Museum
from 7 am. -10. Free-will offering.
Saturday, May 7, 8 a.m. -Noon. City-wide clean-up. The dumpster will be on Shaw St. A fee of $15 for a car or pickup load. No fee for the metal scrapper who will accept all metal including refrigerators but no computer monitors or tv's. He will accept computer towers.
Sunday, May 8, Mother's Day
Monday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot
Sunday, May 15, 2:00 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Center-fire rifle
Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m. Chariton High School graduation at the High School
Monday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. Russell Sportsmen's Club Trap shoot
Saturday, May 28, 8-noon, Russell City Wide garage sale. If you don't want to have your own sale you can donate to the sale at the Museum. If you want to have your sale on the city map, contact Roberta at 535-4191. There is no charge to be on the map.
Monday, May 30, Memorial Day
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