Area Interest

Brothers Jimmy and Vijay Stingley help set up a new exhibit at the Heritage Center of Cherokee County. "The Jim Swink Story" will be on display at the museum this weekend only from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, contact President Kevin Stingley at (903) 683-5643 'The Swink Story'

Tera Collins, Rusk ISD AVID instructor and students Elle Melton and Stormy Lusk sold chrysanthemums last week. Fundraiser

k Children's author Eddie Bowman, better known as Chester Drawers, visited Alto Elementary Oct. 17. Chester Drawers has written 20 children's books and is best known for his "Silly Song Series." He also is a professional entertainer and comedian in Branson, Mo. Chester Drawers is pictured with two student volunteers from the audience, Adilyn Henley, kindergarten student and third grader, Cecil Finley, third grade. Chester Drawers visits Alto Elementary

United Country Frazer Realty was named the October Rusk Business of the Month. Ike Frazer and staff are surrounded by members of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, who made the presentation Tuesday, Oct. 16. Rusk Business of Month

Taste of Jacksonville scheduled for Oct. 5
The ninth annual taste of Jacksonville will be from 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce in Jacksonville. Tickets can be reserved by...
Alto ISD superintendent to discuss school bond election on KWRW-FM
Dr. Ray DeSpain, superintendent of the Alto Independent School District, will appear on "Talk Time in the Morning" with Robert Gonzalez on KWRW 97.7 FM to discuss the...
Surviving a disaster workshop planned
A workshop to help businesses survive a major disaster is planned for noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Norman Activity Center, 526 Commerce St., Jacksonville. Goals will be...
Alto Mayor Carey Palmer (left) presents a plaque to Bob Bowman, member of the Texas Historical Commission, designating Sept. 26 as "Camp Alto Day." The designation was made by the Alto city council. Camp Alto historical marker dedicated
Members of the Texas Historical Commission, Cherokee County Historical Commission, Alto city government and Cherokee County government gathered...

Enrollment discussed at JISD board meeting
"Enrollment on the first day of school was 4,713 students in grades PK-12," Jan Hill, Jacksonville ISD director of state and federal programs, told members of the school...
Kiwanis sponsors rodeo
The Rusk Kiwanis Club will sponsor the Pee Wee Rodeo during the Pioneer and Heritage Festival, Oct. 13 at Jim Hogg City Park. This event is open to all buckaroos six years...
Among those attending a planning meeting for a children's health fair include from left in front: Maribel Arredondo, Glenna Martin, Eva Jones and Ruth Mather; in back, Laila McAlister, Toni Meador, Cindy Fulton, Louraiseal McDonald, Judy Garner, Kelly Garner and Marla Kozlovsky. Children's health, safety fair planned
A planning session for a children's health and safety fair was held during the Rusk Kiwanis Club's Sept. 25 meeting in Rusk. The fair is planned...

Relay for Life organizational meeting is Oct. 4
The first organizational meeting of the 2008 Cherokee County Relay For Life is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Jacksonville Public Library. The Relay for Life...
Pioneer festival set Oct. 13
Rusk's annual Pioneer and Heritage Festival is planned for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Jim Hogg City Park. The event is sponsored by the Rusk Chamber of...
KELLY TRAYLOR Kelly Traylor announces for commissioner, Pct. 1
Kelly Traylor has announced he will be a candidate for Cherokee County Commissioner of Precinct 1 in the 2008 elections. Mr. Traylor will run for...

TSR Authority considers sale of surplus property
During its first meeting since the ceremonial transfer of the Texas State Railroad operation to American Heritage Railways, the Texas State Railroad Authority Board met...