Area Interest

WELLS ISD
Mike Alberts, Wells High School principal, will return to the classroom for the 2008-09 school year. Mr. Alberts was named a newly created district curriculum specialist...
Plans are underway for the second annual bridal show from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the old Baskin's building in Rusk. Several hundred people attended last year's show with 30 booths. The event is sponsored by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. Vendor fees start at $45. Bridal Show plans


FREIDA SCULLY Austin Bank names community involvement awards
Two Jacksonville residents, Freida Scully and Harry G. Tilley were among those receiving the Austin Bank 2007 community involvement award. They...


NEWS
Healing prayers offered River of Life Christian Center has recently opened a room in which prayer for healing will be offered. There is no charge. The room is open from 9...
Fourth grade UIL participants included in front from left, Kyla Lynn, Caitlyn McIntyre, Payton Castleberry and Jontae Johnson; second row, Alex Tucker, Christian Coutee, Ebony Griffin, Delaney Starkey, Bryce Hoffman, Jenna Stanley and Moira Debbs; in backj, Raymond Harvey, Elizabeth Dover, Julia Rogers and Anna Hamilton. Rusk places 1st in UIL competition
Rusk Elementary School and Rusk Intermediate School jointly brought home the winning trophy for UIL compettion. This is the seventh year for Rusk...


ALTO ELEMENTARY
All A Honor Roll Fifth Grade: Jocelyn Bradford and Taylor Lewis. Sixth Grade: Colten Hinson, Dorothy Hobson, Jayna Spilman, Charlie Wallace, Elizabeth West and Jacolby...
Flu bug hits county citizens
Since the later part of January flu cases have increased tremendously in Cherokee County, especially in the Rusk and Jacksonville areas. The epidemic status is not only...
l Alto Arbor Day poster winners were from left, Jesus Hernandez, first place; Caitlin Morris, second place; and Alanis Guinn, third place. They participated in a contest sponsored by the Texas Forest Service. Arbor Day Poster Winners


Bluegrass chili supper slated in Mixon
A bluegrass chili supper will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Christian Life Center on SH 135 in the Mixon community, between Jacksonville and Troup. Chili will be served...
Stamp club announced
The Cherokee Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Saturdays of the month at the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, FM 23 in Rusk. The club is for young stamp...
John Eckerman of the Rusk FFA was among the calf scramble winners at the 112th edition of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth. He is the son of Lana Johns. Sponsor of John's efforts was Joe Hill of New York, N.Y. John was given a $500 purchase certificate to help purchase a registered beef or dairy heifer for a year-long FFA project. Calf winner


The Rusk Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the Book Cottage Friday. The Book Cottage, located on U.S. Highway 69 next to the River of Life Christian Center, is owned by Joyce Caldwell. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY cottage cutting


KWRW 97.7 FM was honored as the Business of the Month for February by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. KWRW-FM is owned by Marie Whitehead (front row, center), and is part of Whitehead Enterprises, which also owns the Cherokeean Herald and Rusk Cable Channel 9. KWRW 97.7 FM honored


MILITARY
Tilley graduates Army ROTC leader development and assessment course Shakendrick K. Tilley has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader...
Heritage Land Bank seeks scholarship applicants
Heritage Land Bank is currently accepting Scholarship Applications from graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a college degree in the field of Agriculture. A...