Thursday, March 9, 2017

Russell News

Russell News February 28, 2016

Around Town
                Southside is celebrating St. Patrick's Day on March 11 with an Irish breakfast at 8, parade at noon and dinner starting at 4.  Everyone welcome. 
                Everyone is welcome to the Russell Museum/Library on Monday, March 13 at 2 p.m. for
 coffee, fellowship and to hear Russell's fabric picture artist Meg Prange. She will show samples of her artistry and talk about the process in
making them. Meg's work is seen in many places in Chariton. Bring your friends. 

            Lent is a season of preparation for the great celebration on Easter morning.  Faith United Methodist Church's
 Ash Wednesday Lenten service will be held Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.  All are welcome.
                Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. Faith United Methodist Night Owls, Betty Mason is the hostess and Grace Peterson will have the lesson.
                Monday, March 6, 7 p.m. Russell City Council
                Tuesday, March 7,  6 p.m. American Legion/Auxiliary  at the Community Center
                Saturday, March 11, Southsides St. Patrick's Day, celebration, see above for details
                Sunday, March 12, Daylight savings time change
                Monday-Friday, March 13-17 , no school Chariton Spring Break
                Monday, March 13, 2 p.m. Meg Prange will do her presentation/her fabric picture creations, see above
                Thursday, March 16, 5:15 p.m. Museum/Library Board meeting
                Sunday, March 19 , 2 p.m. Russell Sportsmens Club,  First shoot of the season:  Handgun, any caliber:
                Tuesday, March 21, 10:15  a.m. Russell News meeting at the Museum, everyone welcome
                Saturday, March 25, 9:30 a.m. last of the Saturday Kids Breakfast and Books at the Museum/Library
            Saturday, April 1, 5-7 p.m.  Faith United Methodist Church will have their spring soup supper, Wonderful  variety of soups, salads and pie.  Free will donation.  All are welcome.
                Saturday, April 8, Russell Volunteer Fire Department annual supper, more information later
Russell City Council Mini-minutes
February 6, 2017
                Council members present were  Chris Feehan, Terry Newcomb,, Corey Paige, Casey DeHoedt(acting as secretary), Jay Pierschbacher and Mayor Duane Bedford.  Also Jim Larrington and visitors Dolores Carroll, Sean Davidson, and Debbie Davidson. Kris Wilkins was unable to attend due to illness.
                It was approved to close a portion of Shaw Street on March 11th at 12:00 noon for a St. Patrick’s Day Parade (organized by the Southside Bar & Grill).
                Brian Beaty reported the department was applying for many grants to update the gear for our fire department
volunteers and the department was preparing for a supper at the Russell Community Center on April 8th .
                Jim Larrington reported there was a main break on the 3rd block of Ames Street.
                The council agreed to take over  the former Great Western Bank building. Jay motioned to purchase the building; Chris seconded the motion. Motion carried 4-1.
                18 Ash trees with Emerald Ash Borer were marked for removal around town. It was approved a bid of $7000 pending notification of the residents before any action be taken.
                It was approved to purchase  a 2010 Ford Explorer to serve as a police vehicle for the city.

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