Area Interest

Margaret Ann Smith, a constituent liaison for U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling (RDallas) visits with Jacksonville resident Richard Nielsen. Mr. Nielsen, a member of an amateur radio operator group, asked for congressional assistance for his associates. Ms. Smith was at the Rusk City Hall Thursday to gather information concerning needs from local citizens. Taking information

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...
$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...
Students in the credit recovery make-up class at Rusk m High School summer school do work on school computers. From left are Ann Cornelius (back), Bo Lawson and Chelsea Meador. RHS summer school underway

SCHOOL REUNION
Dialville The annual Dialville School reunion will be Saturday, July 14, at the Jacksonville High School cafeteria. Visitation begins at 1 p.m. with dinner at 5 p.m....
Bobby Jamail l shows a three foot shark he caught at Sergeant, Tx. Bobby will be a sixth grader at Rusk Junior High in the fall. He lives at Maydelle with his father and step-mother, Brandt and Ronde Jamail. He was fishing with his stepfather, Kelly Murphy, when he caught the shark. Photo

NEWS
Registration planned at River of Life School Fall registration at the River of Life School of Ministry in Rusk will be held from 4-7 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3. The school is...
Two 18-wheelers collided on U.S. Highway 84 and Loop 343 near BDJ's Monday morning when a gravel truck turned in front of a logging truck. John Oliver, 65, of Lufkin was trapped inside the logging vehicle and was transported to ETMC Jacksonville as a precaution. Kirby Nolan, 48, of Troup was driving the other vehicle and was uninjured. Both the Rusk Volunteer Fire Dept. and EMS responded to the accident. Investigating officer Dusty Lee said both drivers appeared to be negligent in the accident. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY Driver pinned in crash

It's time to renew pest license
Rainfall has been plentiful following a long hot and dry spell, and now an overabundance of rain that should do more than jump start lawns and gardens. Over the past few...
North to Alaska
There are only four more weeks of anticipation for Trey Carter, seventh grader at Alto Middle School, until he leaves Dallas-Ft. Worth on his way to Alaska. Trey traveled...
Laci Humphreys of Rusk sings in the Tomato Fest Karaoke Contest in Jacksonville recently. Miss Humphreys won the contest and said it will probably not be her last time to sing karaoke. PHOTO: DANA ROWAN Contest winner

Missionary speaks at meeting
Larry Sinclair introduced a Rotarian from Zambia, Africa at the April 18 meeting. Elke Kroeger-Radcliffe although German born and Australian educated, has found that her...
RUSK ROTARY CLUB
Rusk High assistant principal Scott Schwartz and seniors JayAnna Magruder, Sheena Henderson, Cortland Jones and Daniel Kennedy. were guests at a recent Rotary Club meeting....
Members of the Branded By Christ Cowboy Church met May 20 to dedicate their recently purchased 18 plus acres and newly built arena on Highway 110, six miles north of Rusk. Plans are to construct a church building on the site. Currently the church meets at the old Ike's Feed Mill, 800 E. Copeland in Rusk. The congregation was organized April 16, 2006. Worship for the western setting services begins at 10 a.m. on Sundays and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. The services include gospel music by the Branded By Christ Gospel Band and preaching. Cowboy Church dedication

KOA's Phil Davis demonstrates the working faucet in the men's room at the Cherokee Civic Theatre. Previously, the sink in the mens' room could not be turned on during a performance due to noise made by the pipes. Mr. Davis, along with Walter Preble, paid for the parts to fix the plumbing, while inmates from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice supplied the labor. Quiet water