Area Interest

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...
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...
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...
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...


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


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...
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...
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


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...
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...
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...
Suddenlink internet services updates are underway. Crew members are tapping into a fiber optic cable line at the intersection of Loop 343 and U.S. Highway 84 W. From left are Randy Lancaster, Hughston Anderson and Mark Tims. Mr. Anderson, plant manager, said the Rusk system should be tied into the Tyler internet system by the end of March. "This will greatly improve the Rusk system at no cost to customers," he said. improvements


Walk Across Texas begins
Kickoff for Walk Across Texas will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15 at Nichols Green Park in Jacksonville. Local citizens are invited to get together with seven other...
Good Samaritan needs food, personal hygine items
The Good Samaritan Food Bank Resale Shop needs personal hygiene items and canned goods to re-stock the shelves. The Good Samaritan help needy families with food and offers...
Toni Meador, president, welcomes two new members Gene Brown, Brookshire Bros. manager, left, and Brad Crawford, owner of Crawford's Kwik Lube, Crawford Car Wash and Crawford's Storage into the Rusk Rotary Club Feb. 27. The Rusk Rotary Club places the American and Texas flags around the courthouse square during major holidays,hosts the "Salute to Vets" July 3-4; provides goods for Good Samaritan in Rusk, hosts the annual Golf Tournament, sends a group of students to RYLA camp, sponsors "Fans for the Elderly" campaign and distributes food to the needy. New members welcomed