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RLC alumnus honored

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 12/2/2016 4:07:00 PM

MT. VERNON — The Rend Lake College Foundation presented Rodney Cabaness with the 2016 Alumnus of the Year award during the Foundation's annual dinner Thursday at the Holiday Inn. “You guys are inspiring. What you do and what I see you guys do for the

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Taxidermy class returning in January to RLC


Date: 12/2/2016 2:12:00 AM

The Rend Lake College class will begin Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. Participants will need to bring a thawed animal and a scalpel or sharp knife to the first session. Instructor Fred Lawrence will help evaluate each individual project and additional costs for

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Different sides of the street: West Frankfort barbers separated by age, united by craft

The Southern

Date: 12/2/2016 1:13:00 AM

“I had always been interested in trades. It always made sense to me,” Raby explained. After attending Rend Lake College in 2009 for his cosmetology license, he interned in the area before moving to Nashville, Tennessee, where he said he got to fulfill

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Concert Band, Choir seeking local musicians for spring semester

The Southern

Date: 11/30/2016 11:07:00 PM

Rend Lake College’s Concert Band and Concert Choir are searching for talented musicians to join them for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Concert Choir, under the direction of associate professor Sara Alstat, is a vocal ensemble that performs in concerts

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Maggett spurs VU rally

Vincennes Sun Commercial

Date: 11/30/2016 10:33:00 PM

Maggett notched consecutive steals that led to layups to give VU a 63-60 lead to at the end of three. The Blazers never trailed again. VU hosts Rend Lake, Ill., at 7 p.m. Saturday

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• Surface Area: 18,900 Acres
• Average Depth: 10 Feet
• Maximum Depth: 35 feet
Rend Lake is a 13 miles-long, 3 miles-wide southern Illinois reservoir in Franklin and Jefferson Counties near Benton, Illinois. The lake contains 18,900 acres of water, stores 185,000 acre feet of water, and supplies over 15 million gallons of water per day to 300,000 persons in over 60 communities. The reservoir is up to 35 feet deep, but its average depth is closer to 9.7 feet. Its elevation is 405 feet above sea level.
Rend Lake is a reservoir, created when the United States Army Corps of Engineers dammed the Big Muddy River. The dam and lake were authorized in 1962, but the lake was not completely filled until March 1973.
The lakeshore of Rend Lake extends covers 162 miles, part of which is preserved as Wayne Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area. Swimming beaches at North Marcum and South Sandusky are managed and maintained by the US Army Corps of Engineers. An adjacent Illinois Artisans Shop & Visitors Center is part of the Illinois State Museum system and is operated by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
In 2010, Rend Lake was designated as an Important Bird Area of Illinois.
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