Area Interest

Sorority takes pictures for Mother's Day, graduation
Omicron Gamma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will have its regular fund raiser for taking pictures for Mothers day, graduation and other events. Pictures will be taken at Jim...
Rusk's clean-up is April 5, 12
Rusk city-wide spring cleanup is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, April 5 and 12. Dumpsters will be located at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 and Conley Park on...
LEOLA HAUGHBROOK REDD
Funeral for Leona Haughbrook Redd, 72, of Jacksonville, was at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sweet Union Baptist Church with the Rev. Horace Williams, the Rev. S.A. Miles, the...
Church will honor pastor
Linwood Baptist Church will honor Pastor DeClois and Gwendolyn Johnson at 3 p.m. April 6 on their ninth anniversary with the church. Those attending will be given an...
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...
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....
Family seeks help with medical expenses
Kelly Dietrich, a former Rusk resident, was injured in a skydiving accident in Hawaii. She shattered her leg and broke her back. She has been fighting to save her foot and...
Christian writers form new chapter in Tyler
There are currently five chapters of Inspirational Writers Alive! (IWA!) in Texas, from Amarillo to Houston. Its founder started the Jacksonville chapter 13 years ago....
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...
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...
Help offered to grieving families by Hospice
Hospice of East Texas will offer a free workshop for parents and other adults who are caring for grieving children. Meeting in a small confidential group, for four...
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...
Betty and Lewis McCrary celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 22 with family and friends. They were married March 28, 1948, and have lived in Rusk for the past 45 years. Mr. McCrary retired from the U.S. Air Force and later as a nurse at Rusk State Hospital. Mrs. McCrary retired rom Medical Records at Rusk State Hospital. They have four children, Roger McCrary, Nancy Fenton, Mary Crews and Anita Woody; eight grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. 60th anniversary

Chili cookoff slated April 19 to benefit Crisis Center
Crisis Center of Anderson and Cherokee Counties first ever Rubber Duckie Chili cookoff is scheduled for Saturday, April 19, at Lake Jacksonville Concession area. Proceeds...
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...