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BIRTH
Hope Crow announces that she is a big sister. Grady James Crow was born on Nov. 3, 2007, in Fort Worth to parents, Jim and Nicky Crow of Brock. Grady weighed seven pounds...
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,...
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...

Christians Against Substance Abuse program offered in Rusk
Persons with drug or alcohol problems are invited to attend Christian Against Substance Abuse (CASA) group meetings. The sessions are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of...
Theatre seeks directors for 2008-09
The Cherokee Civic Theatre, Inc. (CCT) Play Selection Committee is working on the production line-up for the 2008-09 season. Persons with plays they would like to direct...
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,...
Democratic Club slates Thursday meeting
The Cherokee County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at The Wok on U.S. Highway 69 in Jacksonville. The Texas Democratic Women will meet at 6:30 p.m....
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...
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,...
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

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...

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...
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

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