Area Interest

KWRW 97.7 FM was honored as the Business of the Month for February by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. KWRW-FM is owned by Marie Whitehead (front row, center), and is part of Whitehead Enterprises, which also owns the Cherokeean Herald and Rusk Cable Channel 9. KWRW 97.7 FM honored


MILITARY
Tilley graduates Army ROTC leader development and assessment course Shakendrick K. Tilley has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) Leader...
Award-winning song writer visits schools, Roland's Next Door
Steve Seskin, the singer-songwriter whose resume includes the 1999 Mark Wills hit, Don't Laugh at Me, will perform at Roland's Next Door, 102 N. Ragsdale in Jacksonville...
Bluegrass chili supper slated in Mixon
A bluegrass chili supper will be held Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Christian Life Center on SH 135 in the Mixon community, between Jacksonville and Troup. Chili will be served...
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at the Book Cottage Friday. The Book Cottage, located on U.S. Highway 69 next to the River of Life Christian Center, is owned by Joyce Caldwell. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY cottage cutting


Youth do well at food show
The Cherokee County 4-H held their annual County Food and Nutrition Show Saturday, Jan. 12. Twelve 4-H participants met at the Cherokee County Electric Co-op and competed...
New book is available
Bonnita Addison will speak Sunday night at the Clawson Assembly of God Church near Lufkin. Her newly released book, "How To Stay Up In A Down World" will be available at...
Ag programs begin year with new names
COLLEGE STATION - Two state agricultural agencies that have served Texans for a combined 224 years are beginning 2008 with new names and renewed missions. Texas AgriLife...
Fruit tree workshop planned
If the fresh flavor of fruit picked in your own back yard is appealing, plan to learn more at a Cherokee County Fruit Tree Care Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan....
Nancy McKeen at Citizens 1st Bank places her order for Girl Scout cookies from Moira Debbs and Rachel Marquez. Cookies are $3.50 per box and may be purchased from any Girl Scout or by calling (903) 683-9844. The girls also take orders and donations for the Rusk Good Samaritan and personnel serving in the U.S. military. Girl Scout Cookie sales


JISD's Fred Douglass Elementary School fourth graders entertain family and friends with songs of Christmas during their "Christmas Around the World" concert Dec. 20. Fred Douglass 4th graders


Memorial Baptist sets gospel concert
Gary Sheppard will be in concert at the Memorial Missionary Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6. Fellowship will follow. "Brother Gary is an excellent person, singer,...
Rusk State Hospital resale shop is open 1st, 2nd Fridays
The Resale Shop operated by the Volunteer Council for the Rusk State Hospital, Inc. is open 10 a.m. -3 p.m., at 545 Castner St, in Rusk on the first and second Friday of...
Rusk 1st Baptist hosts conference
The Rusk First Baptist Church will host the annual Cherokee Evangelism Conference Jan. 13-16. Kicking off the conference will be Don Cass, evangelism director for the...
Eye glasses, cases needed at Rusk State Hospital
There is an ongoing need for used eye glasses and cases at Rusk State Hospital. Contact Community Relations at (903) 683-7327.