Area Interest

Rusk youth wins calf
John Eckerman, member of the Rusk FFA, was among those students winning a calf during the Houston Rodeo calf scramble. There were 28 exhibitors, representing 4-H clubs and...
Girl Scouts will sell cookies at booths Saturday
Rusk/Alto Junior Girl Scout Troop 139 will sponsor Girl Scout Cookie booths in both Rusk and Alto from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15. The Rusk booth will be at...
Rebates will be mailed to U.S. citizens
Economic stimulus payments of up to $600 for individuals and $1,200 for married couples will be issued by the IRS based on 2007 tax returns. Parents also will receive $300...
Alto Elementary's February students of the month were honored at a breakfast celebrating their work. This month's students include from left: kindergartener Garrett Duplichain from Shelley Clevenger's class; first grader Gerardo Olvera from Tiffany Weatherford's class; second grader Jacy Howell from Lisa Low's class; third grader Lee Ellen Pearman from Donna Seymore's class; and fourth grader Laura Lopez from Rexine Haffner's class. Alto students of the month


Ruskite named A&M honor
Maxwell Curtis Lukenbach of Rusk, a freshman at Texas AM University has been named to the dean's honor roll. The Dean's Honor Roll recognizes students taking at least 15...
Fourth Grade students at Rusk Intermediate School were treated to a Pre- TAKS pep rally March 4. The Rusk Junior High Cheerleaders performed TAKS cheers, chants and a dance. Rusk High School Baseball Coach George Banda gave the students a motivational pep talk about the test they were taking the next day. Fourth grade students took the Writing TAKS test March 5. Rusk 4th graders


Chamber will host Fair on the Square May 23-24
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce will host the 17th annual Fair on the Square May 23-24. The dance has been moved from Saturday to Friday evening. Vendors are being sought for...
Church plans springtime celebration March 16
The Faith Holy Tabernacle Non-Denomination Church, 485 N. Main St. in Rusk, will host a springtime celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Speaker will be the Rev. Tommy...
RUSK ROTARY CLUB
The weekly Rotary Club luncheon was held at the Cherokee Federal Credit Union March 3. Rotarian and Extension Horticulturist Joe Daniel presented a program on the...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
Jeffrey Johnson spoke at the March 7 meeting concerning the Rusk Lions Club golf tournament to begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Entry fee is $50...
Open house festivities were held Friday at ETMC Rusk in conjunction with the re-opening of the Emergency Center. Among the ETMC staff members on hand to greet visitors were from left, Dr. Brian Kempton, medical director; Becky Ford, clinic manager; Tammy Chastain, R.N., ER manager; and DeLeigh Haley, RN, regional director. Door prizes were awarded and a KWRW remote broadcast was held. ETMC open house


Merle Norman helps Relay for Life campaign
There is more than one way to support a great cause and the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio in Jacksonville has created a unique opportunity for its customers that will also...
East Texas art show is underway in Lufkin
Pots and Process, the works of David Hendley with documentary photographs by R.P. Washburne are being shown through May 28 at the Museum of East Texas in Lufkin. Artists...
ALTO ISD HONOR ROLLS
Alto Elementary School Distinguished Honor Rolls Making the Distinguished Honor Roll for the fourth six weeks in Kindergarten were: Joshua Anderson, Annie Cox, Ki'Alo...
Showing trophies and medals from the Diboll UIL academic meet are these Rusk High School students from left: Andy Bennette, Randall Upshaw, Pritesh Desai, David Robbins, Jared Collville, Ben Christopher, Joey Marchetti, Chais Whiteside and Tommy Marchetti. Rusk UIL team prepares for District 20-AAA meet
The Rusk High School UIL academic team has been busy during the past two months practicing and preparing for the upcoming District 20-AAA meet...