Area Interest

RUSK ROTARY CLUB
Rotarian and Extension "Plant Talk" agent Joe Daniel was pleased to introduce his special guest speaker Kathy Mooring. Mrs. Mooring, a retired teacher from Jacksonville,...
THACKER NEWS
Rusk Eagle baseball/ softball camp slated The Rusk Eagle baseball/softball camp has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, June 4-8 at Rusk High...


Moira O'Heaney Debbs, Laura Eden and Anne Cox portray three kittens during a recent civic theatre workshop. The Cherokee Civic Theatre will hold its annual TNT camp for kids June 11-23. This year's camp will expand to offer a program for teenagers. Those wishing to attend may obtain registration packets by calling (903) 683-2131. CCT's TNT camp to include teenagers
This year, Cherokee Civic Theatre's annual TNT summer youth camp is expanding to serve high school students with its TNT PM program. "We have a...


County commissioners change meeting date because of holiday
Cherokee County Commissioners made plans Monday morning to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, rather than the regular meeting time on May 28. The meeting date was changed...
MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through May 2 were: Kirk Woods of Frankston and Latechia Gray of Grapeland; Jerry Phifer and Jodie...
Many Cherokee County gardens feature beautiful red amaryllis. The flowers add charm and color wherever planted. Amaryllis add beauty, charm to local gardens
The large, bell-shaped or lily-like flowers of the amaryllis and its hybrids make excellent garden subjects and pot plants. They can be grown as...


PHOTO: ROBERT GONZALEZ ETMC blood drive
ETMC-Rusk in conjunction with Stewart Regional Blood Center held a blood drive April 6 at the clinic. Pictured is Denice Abernathy extending her...


Rusk EDC plans Nov. 12 election
The Rusk Economic Development Corporation board of directors made plans Monday noon to call an election on Nov. 12 to change the city's economic development half-cent...
Commissioners discuss spending caps
L. H. Crockett, Cherokee County auditor, discussed caps on spending at the Monday morning commissioners court meeting in the county courtroom. He distributed a list of...
Rusk cancels sewer project
The City of Rusk will discontinue its participation in a Texas Community development Program contract for sewer improvements on Crockett Street. The council met at 1 p.m....
Volunteers are sought
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.
The Lon Morris College Dance Team attended the American Dance/Drill Team Collegiate Nationals Competition in Denton in early April. In the Collegiate Soloist Division, first runner-up went to Katherine Segapeli of Shertz. Charlea Grundy of Jacksonville, Jodi Hicks of Deer Park and Jenny Harlow of Trinity all received division I soloist ratings. The Lon Morris Dance Team received a division I rating and placed 5th. Participants included the soloists listed above as well as Deidra Wallace of Jacksonville, Ancheska Parchman of Tyler, Crashanda Hubbard of Center and Layna Hamilton of Trinity. They are under the direction of Amanda Holloway. LMC Dance Team places


ROTARY CLUB
Marie Whitehead was guest speaker for the March 7 Rusk Rotary meeting. Mrs. Whitehead and her late husband, Emmett, purchased the Cherokeean in 1950. From the forming of...
Cherokee County Relay for Life is April 27-28 at Mauldin Field
Cherokee County's America Cancer Society Relay For Life will be from 7 p.m. April 27 to 7 a.m. April 28 at Jacksonville High School Mauldin Field. Survivor registration...
Faith Holy Tabernacle will celebrate anniversary Easter Sunday
Faith Holy Tabernacle Non-Denomination Church 525 North Main in downtown Rusk will celebrate its second anniversary at 3 p.m. Easter Sunday. Speaker will be Rev H. C....