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Four recognized at RLC CNA conference

Benton Evening News

Date: 10/21/2014 4:44:00 PM

Three Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are pictured above for their nominations for the Outstanding CNA of the Year Award during the annual CNA Conference held recently at Rend Lake College. Pictured are, from left, Stephanie Montgomery, Sharon Ash

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Golf player dismissed from team after arrested and charged with sodomy

ASU Herald

Date: 10/20/2014 4:22:00 PM

All are reported to be from the Hopkinsville area. Jones transferred to A-State this fall from Rend Lake College in Ina, Ill., where he was also a member of the golf team. He only played in one game with A-State’s team and was dismissed Friday

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Rend Lake boasts excellent catfishing

Daily Register

Date: 10/17/2014 6:15:00 AM

REND LAKE -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports at Rend Lake this week fishing for catfish is excellent, for crappie is good, but largemouth bass, bluegill and white bass fishing is slow. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports at Rend Lake this

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Plans for Warrior Fest on Oct. 18 continue to grow

The Southern

Date: 10/16/2014 2:10:00 AM

INA -- Warrior Fest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, at Rend Lake College, will feature something for everyone, including a car show, flea market and children’s activities. Also part of the Warrior Fest is the chance to win Pathway to Success

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RLC Board approves 2014 tax levy

Mt. Vernon Register-News

Date: 10/15/2014 9:55:00 AM

INA — Formal approval of the 2014 tax levy was approved Tuesday night by the Rend Lake College Board of Trustees. The total tax levy of just under $5 million represents a 1.39 percent increase overall. The amount budgeted for corporate and special

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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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