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Church on the Hill sponsors open house
Open house is planned for 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, for the children's ministry at First Church on the Hill. The children's ministry rooms have recently been renovated....
MEALS ON WHEELS
Monday: Mushroom beef steak, scalloped potatoes, brussels sprouts, wheat bread, chocolate chip cookie, milk Tuesday: Tuna salad sandwich, carrot raisin salad, macaroni...
Stella Hill sets fall hours
The Stella Hill Memorial Library in Alto began its fall hours Sept. 1. The library is open 1-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Democratic Club slates banquet, silent auction
The Cherokee County Democratic Club will sponsor its fall banquet and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Lon Morris College's Wilson Administration Building,...
United Fund kicks off its campaign
United Fund of Cherokee County will officially kick off the annual fund raising campaign at noon Monday, Sept. 10, when the major division gets underway. Chairing the...
graphic: Cherokeean Herald Most cities in Cherokee County enjoy retail growth; Jacksonville...
Lackluster sales in Jacksonville continue to dominate the business climate in Cherokee County. Retail sales fell almost 18 percent in June,...

Michelle Avant of Rusk and Kaylie Arnwine of Troup size up this experiment. They were participants at a science fair last week at the Jim Hogg City Park. PHOTOS: TARA CROSBY Youth attend science fair

Tax-free shopping tips if you travel out-of-state
Texas is not the only state to offer sales-tax holidays for their residents who shop for school or who buy energy-efficient systems. However, don't plan a vacation to...
Having a ball
As temperatures hover near triple digits, kids are cooling their heels and having a ball at the Rusk City Swimming Pool. The pool is open daily...

KELLIE WILCOX Kellie Wilcox is new credit union CEO
Kellie Wilcox is the new CEO at Cherokee County Teachers Federal Credit Union in Rusk. Mrs. Wilcox was appointed to the position by the credit...

1-vehicle accident
Driver fatigue appears to have contributed to an early-morning accident Tuesday on U.S. Highway 69 between Rusk and Jacksonville. Andrea Ford, 23,...

Rusk Eagle football players (from left) Mickey Lloyd, Dustin Crosby and William Edwards check out the sports shirts at Knox Ray Mens Wear in Rusk just prior to the sales tax holiday. Ready ... Set... SHOP!
If you're motivated by bargains, then the annual sales tax holiday is like Christmas in August. Many parents of schoolage children have held off...

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.
Back-to-school bells toll for students
Back-to-school bells will begin tolling this month as schools prepare for the new school year with pre-registrations. Aug. 27 is the opening day of school. Rusk and Alto...
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...