Area Interest

Betty and Lewis McCrary celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 22 with family and friends. They were married March 28, 1948, and have lived in Rusk for the past 45 years. Mr. McCrary retired from the U.S. Air Force and later as a nurse at Rusk State Hospital. Mrs. McCrary retired rom Medical Records at Rusk State Hospital. They have four children, Roger McCrary, Nancy Fenton, Mary Crews and Anita Woody; eight grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. 60th anniversary

Chili cookoff slated April 19 to benefit Crisis Center
Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties first ever Rubber Duckie Chili cookoff is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at Lake Jacksonville Concession area. Proceeds...
Jerry D. Teague Ruskite's father completes golf craftsmith training course
Jerry D. Teague of Crockett, father and father-in-law of Jeri Largent and Rusk ISD Superintendent Dr. Jim Largent, recently completed the...

Plans underway for new private elementary school in Jacksonville
A new, tuition-based elementary school, for students ages 5-10 years, is planned for the Jacksonville area. Karen Hendley, local educator, is looking for interested,...
MEALS ON WHEELS
Wednesday: Pork roast with gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas with pimentos, wheat roll, ambrosia, milk Thursday: Beef stew, steamed cabbage, hot pineapple salad crackers,...
TEXAS BETA OMEGA MASTER
The Texas Beta Omega Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 18 at the Legend of Harvey Collins Restaurant with eight members present. Mary Madden was chosen Valentine...
Cherokee Civic Theatre notes 35th anniversary
This is a story of tradition, civic pride and volunteerism. March is the month that the Cherokee Civic Theatre celebrates its 35th anniversary. Thirty individuals met...
Boaters safety course will be offered April 19
Cherokee County Farm Bureau will sponsor a boaters safety course. Persons born after Sept. 1, 1984, and under 18 years old, must take a boaters safety course in order to...
Ag scholarship program offered students
High school students pursuing careers in the agriculture industry may earn one of 25 $1,000 scholarships thanks to a new program offered by CHS Foundation, an energy,...
Alto elementary students, including Tiffany Weatherford's first grade class with DeAnna Griffith, counselor, received a 'High Flying/Knock Out' message from Officers Bianez and Privett of the Plano Police Department during an Anti-Bullying presentation. They have teamed up to bring an eye-catching assembly complete with an olympic size trampoline and popular martial arts weapons. The two officers educated students on how to be 'Buddies Not Bullies' by teaching them the ABC's of Bully-Free: Attitude of Respect, Behavior of a Buddy, and Commitment. At the heart of the message is the Golden Rule, which simply states "treat others as you would like to be treated." Anti-bullying presentation

Justin Shugart, Rusk water department employee, works on a broken two-inch line on Henderson Street last week. He and fellow city employees, Neil Holcomb, Kelly Kelton and Glen Walker worked for several hours repairing the broken line. Water line break

L. GONZALEZ L.Gonzalez named to dean's list
Lauren Gonzalez, senior student at Boston University, has been named to the university's dean's list. Ms. Gonzalez is the daughter of Terrie and...

Doug Jordan Relays set for March 27
The Doug Jordan Relays will be held the afternoon of Thursday, March 27, at Eagle Stadium on the campus of Rusk High School. The Doug Jordan Relays is an annual track meet...
Susie Blackmon, left, of Rusk was elected president-elect of the Texas Democratic Women recently in Austin. Joanna Reagan, right, of Bullard, was elected vice-president. Ms. Blackmon serves as president of the Cherokee County Chapter of Texas Democratic Women and Ms. Reagan is secretary. The local group meets at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at the Wok in Jacksonville. TDW officers

Scholarship applicants sought
Scholarship applications for The Citizens 1st Bank/ Perkins Family Foundation Scholarship must be delivered or post-marked by March 31. The Citizens 1st Bank/ Perkins...