Area Interest

Police hoping to 'book' Rusk library bandits
Rusk police are hot on the trail of some library bandits - and when they find the perps they're going to book 'em. Ruth Mather, librarian at Singletary Memorial Library,...
John Veach, a FEMA manager assigned to Cherokee County, assists an unidentified man seeking information on flood assistance. 94 persons visit FEMA's temporary office
JACKSONVILLE - Approximately 94 persons stopped by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's temporary office last week to file claims and gain...


Farming workshop begins Sept. 6
NACOGDOCHES - The Texas Cooperative Extension's six-week program, "Making Small Acreage Profitable in East Texas," begins Sept. 6. The course, designed for farmers who...
Volunteers are sought at ETMC Rusk
Volunteers are needed at East Texas Medical Center Rusk. Persons interested in becoming a volunteer may contact Becky Ford, clinic manager, at (903) 683-3604.
RSH 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...
Church plans concert
The "Prairie Wind," gospel singers will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the Maydelle Assembly of God Church. The public is invited to attend.
Loma Carroll shows off the Yard of the Month sign designating her garden as the May winner. She lives on Highway 84 E. and Academy Street. Carroll garden


Master Gardener Assn. sponsors conference
The Smith County Master Gardener Association, a volunteer program of Texas Cooperative Extension, will sponsor its annual fall gardening conference at the Tyler Rose Garden...
Auditions set for musical
What is Seussical? The Cherokee Civic Theatre has announced auditions for its annual fall musical, "Seussical," based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Auditions are planned at...
The July Yard of the Month award was given to Buz and Margaret Parrish, 142 Parrish St. From left are Patty Davis, Mrs. Parrish, Maxine Pierce and Waldine Walker. Parrish home


Historical preservation workshop planned
The City of Palestine Historical Landmarks Commission will sponsor a free workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Palestine Civic Center, 1819 Spring Street, Loop 256,...
The lawn of Betty Marcontell, 470 W. Sixth Street in Rusk was named the June Yard of the Month. The home is located on the site of the Confederate gun factory. A historical marker stands in the yard noting that fact. Marcontell yard


$1,000 reward is offered
A $1,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a person or persons responsible for the theft of a white cargo trailer loaded with contractor...
Wells Methodists slate Vacation Bible School
"Lift off! Come fly away with us" is the theme for vacation Bible school at Falvey United Methodist Church at Wells. VBS is planned for 6-8:30 p.m. July 8-12 for children...
Texas A&I Honor rolls
Two Cherokee County students attending Texas AI University have been named to the school's honor rolls for the spring semester. Michael A. Terry of Jacksonville, was named...