Area Interest

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

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

John Eckerman of the Rusk FFA was among the calf scramble winners at the 112th edition of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth. He is the son of Lana Johns. Sponsor of John's efforts was Joe Hill of New York, N.Y. John was given a $500 purchase certificate to help purchase a registered beef or dairy heifer for a year-long FFA project. Calf winner

Water marks ring the support columns of the trestle at the Neches River as the Texas State Railroad passes above it. The TSR is back in full operation after floods last July washed away portions of the track. PHOTO: LORI KASTROP TSR announces 2008 operating schedule
Discounted local appreciation fares continue at the Texas State Railroad through the end of February. During January and February, residents of...

Alto dominates TSWA all-state football team
Alto's stellar football season continues to bring the Yellowjackets recognition as the Texas Sports Writers Association named several Mean Sting standouts to the Class A...
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...
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...
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

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...
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....
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

Republicans plan meeting
The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet Tuesday, January 8, 2008 The meeting will be held at the Legacy of Harvey Collins Restaurant, 204 West 6th St., Rusk, TX at...
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...