Area Interest

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,...
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...
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...
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

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...
ALTO ISD HONOR ROLLS
Alto Elementary School Distinguished Honor Rolls Making the Distinguished Honor Roll for the fourth six weeks in Kindergarten were: Joshua Anderson, Annie Cox, Ki'Alo...
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...
Alto Elementary's February students of the month were honored at a breakfast celebrating their work. This month's students include from left: kindergartener Garrett Duplichain from Shelley Clevenger's class; first grader Gerardo Olvera from Tiffany Weatherford's class; second grader Jacy Howell from Lisa Low's class; third grader Lee Ellen Pearman from Donna Seymore's class; and fourth grader Laura Lopez from Rexine Haffner's class. Alto students of the month

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...
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...
Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held March 4 for Alto's newest business, The Body Shoppe. Joining owners, Robert and Amy Hicks for the ribbon cutting festivities were Lindsey Berryhill, Jaleea Dowling, Stephanie Davis, Collin Tyer, Viola Miller, Kayley Starr and Dalton Starr; Mayor pro-tem Annie Walker; Alto Chamber of Commerce members, friends and family. New Alto business

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

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...
Girl Scouts will sell cookies at booths Saturday
Rusk/Alto Junior Girl Scout Troop 139 will sponsor Girl Scout Cookie booths in both Rusk and Alto from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15. The Rusk booth will be at...
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...