Area Interest

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


Award-winning song writer visits schools, Roland's Next Door
Steve Seskin, the singer-songwriter whose resume includes the 1999 Mark Wills hit, Don't Laugh at Me, will perform at Roland's Next Door, 102 N. Ragsdale in Jacksonville...
Weight Watchers meet in Rusk on Tuesdays
Weight Watchers meetings are held at 6 p.m. each Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 372 E. Fourth St., Rusk.
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


Youth do well at food show
The Cherokee County 4-H held their annual County Food and Nutrition Show Saturday, Jan. 12. Twelve 4-H participants met at the Cherokee County Electric Co-op and competed...
Fruit tree workshop planned
If the fresh flavor of fruit picked in your own back yard is appealing, plan to learn more at a Cherokee County Fruit Tree Care Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan....
New book is available
Bonnita Addison will speak Sunday night at the Clawson Assembly of God Church near Lufkin. Her newly released book, "How To Stay Up In A Down World" will be available at...
Ag programs begin year with new names
COLLEGE STATION - Two state agricultural agencies that have served Texans for a combined 224 years are beginning 2008 with new names and renewed missions. Texas AgriLife...
Nancy McKeen at Citizens 1st Bank places her order for Girl Scout cookies from Moira Debbs and Rachel Marquez. Cookies are $3.50 per box and may be purchased from any Girl Scout or by calling (903) 683-9844. The girls also take orders and donations for the Rusk Good Samaritan and personnel serving in the U.S. military. Girl Scout Cookie sales


JISD's Fred Douglass Elementary School fourth graders entertain family and friends with songs of Christmas during their "Christmas Around the World" concert Dec. 20. Fred Douglass 4th graders


Flu vaccines are available
The Cherokee County Health Department offers flu (influenza) vaccinations for adults and children over six-months-old from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at its...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
Mike Miller, assistant band director with high school students Rebecca Robbins, David Robbins, Joey Marchetti and Andrew Bennette played Christmas music for the Lions Club....
Memorial Baptist sets gospel concert
Gary Sheppard will be in concert at the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. Fellowship will follow. "Brother Gary is an excellent person, singer,...
Drivers License renewals can be made in Rusk
Representatives of the Department of Public Safety Drivers License Division are in Rusk at the courthouse annex building, 201 E. Sixth St., on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The...