Area Interest

Alto's 2008 yearbook on sale now
It is time to order Alto 2008 yearbook. The annual staff said, "The 2008 yearbook will be bigger and better than ever." The cost is still $45. Contact LeAnn Jones via email...
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


A greenhouse owned by Eve's Garden was partially destroyed when Monday morning's storms swept through Cherokee County. Owner Cary Green said he believes a tornado caused the damage because the destruction was localized to his property. Tornado damage?


Methodist women sell cookbooks
CDs, The Methodist Women and Prayer Group of A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church have cookbooks and CDs for sale. Seven hundred recipes are featured. The cookbooks are...
WELLS ISD
Mike Alberts, Wells High School principal, will return to the classroom for the 2008-09 school year. Mr. Alberts was named a newly created district curriculum specialist...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
Community educator Donna Justice from the Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee counties presented the program on adult and child abuse. Each year three-four million...
Cherokee County resident Shelley Cleaver, renown for his collection of classic Ford Edsels, recently won third place at the 2008 East Texas Auto and Cycle Show in Tyler with his 1960 Ranger Edsel. The event benefitted the East Texas Crisis Center. Edsels win again


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


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...
Celebration is planned at ETMC
East Texas Medical Center Rusk will celebrate the opening of its emergency center from 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 7. The emergency center is always open 24 hours per day seven...
Lon Morris College offers Leopold Education Project
Area educators, conservation professionals, and youth leaders will have an opportunity to learn about outdoor ethics at an upcoming Leopold Education Project (LEP) workshop...
Community garden party planned at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
A community garden party is planned for 9-10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1023 Corinth Road, Jacksonville. The garden is divided into 10...
New city secretary replaces Dannelley
An experienced accountant is joining the team at Alto City Hall. Hattie Hamilton has been named as the new city secretary, replacing Debbie Dannelley, who resigned in...
Alzheimer's support group meets 1st Thursday of month
The Alzheimer's support group will rmeet at noon Thursday at the Southern Cherokee Federal Credit Union. Lunch will be provided and there will be a guest speaker. For more...
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...