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County Treasurer Patsy Lassiter, center, with her husband Jack, daughter Jacey Smith, far left, and stepdaughter Darlene Stanley , far right, enjoy Lassiter’s retirement party held earlier this month at the Cherokee County Courthouse. County, Rusk bid ‘Bon Voyage’ to 2 longtime employees
County Treasurer Lassiter retires Cherokee County staffers, friends and family bid County Treasurer Patsy Lassiter a fond farewell on Tuesday,...


The Celebration Choir includes sopranos: Alyssa Duplichain, Lisa Duplichain, Misty Duplichain, DeAnna Griffith, Judy Johnson, Karen Kesinger, Patti Low, Tracy Marshall, Celeste Rangel, and Mckenna Ward; altos: Betty Duplichain, Sandy Good, Mary Lang, Shirley McCormack, Janet Pridmore, Carla Riley, Beth Sheridan, and Alison Wier; tenors:  Larry Crosby, Billy Germany, Ed Marshall, Dakota Montgomery, Peter Paddock, Jace Tobias, and Dale Wier; and basses: Garrett Duplichain, Jackson Duplichain, Jeffrey Duplichain, Mason Griffith, Jordan Hall, and Mike Low.  The media team includes Don McCormack, Danny Ward, and Owen Wood.  75925 Banner Bearers are:  Josh Castillo, Halle Duplichain, Todd Duplichain, Ryan Griffith, Foster Hall, Jacey Hicks, Blair Low, Brooke Low, and Owen Wood. Director is Jason Duplichain.
Children’s Choir members include Jenna Duplichain, Kira Ferrell, Brantley Garcia, Kaci Garcia, Jenna Gould, Abigail Hess, Aiden Hess, Brantley Kennedy, Kinley Lindsey, Tripp Lindsey, Brianna Low, Eli Middleton, Tristen Taylor, Lucy Ward, Cheyenne Wilkerson and Ryder Wilkerson. The Mike Speck Trio is back
Three-time Dove Award winner Mike Speck will join the Celebration Choir & Children’s Choir of First Baptist Church – Alto in presenting ‘The Name …...


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The home of Ken and Shanna Ferrara will be among those showcased in this year’s Christmas Tour of Homes on Sunday, Dec. 9. Holiday Tour of Homes spans Rusk
A little piece of Rusk’s history got a new home for Christmas last week – just in time for the annual Rusk Christmas Tour of Homes, too. Thanks to...


Troup plans annual Christmas parade
The Troup Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas parade will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. This year’s theme is An All-American...


A slice of support for Rusk High School
People may disagree on which pizza toppings are better, but most would agree being able to enjoy a pizza while supporting a good cause is best. Those who purchase pizzas...
The ghosts of Yet to Come, Alice Canty; Past, Tessa Hobbs; and Present, Josie Fox teach Ebenezer Scrooge the importance of Christmas cheer in CCT’s old west version of a Christmas Carol. Tickets to the three scheduled performances are on sale now. CCT presents Scrooge of the West
Bah humbug, pardner! Tickets are on sale now for the Cherokee Civic Theatre’s Christmas production of ‘Scrooge of the West,’ an adaptation of...


RCC looks to increase city’s credit rating
Rusk city council members are eyeing ways to increase the city’s credit score. District 5 Councilman Jan Pate requested the issue be placed on the agenda of the regular...
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Superintendent Brian Nichols, board members Glenna Weaver and Missy Tennison; Dr. Craig Wilcox, Curriculum and Special Programs Director; board members Joe Taylor, Lolita Davis, Lori Lawon, J.B. Neely and Michael Davis; Joe Brandon, junior high principal; and Josh Faucett,  high school principal all gather around former superintendent Dr. Gregg Weiss as he cuts the ribbon for the official opening of the New Summerfield Coliseum. New Summerfield dedicates new coliseum
The New Summerfield Coliseum was dedicated Friday, Nov. 9, after two years of construction. In 2015, voters approved a bond measure which allowed...


RISD admin puts rumors to bed
Details became a little muddy after a Rusk High School student was taken into custody and charged with making terroristic threats against other students last month. Rusk...
Cherokee County Veterans' Day program to be held Monday
Cherokee County’s annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m., Monday Nov. 12, at the veterans’ marker on the north side of the courthouse...


The Cherokeean Herald is looking for a few good cooks.
The Cherokeean Herald is cooking up a fun, new contest for our readers and subscribers. With the holiday season fast approaching, many are on the lookout for that new...
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Tx A&M Forest Service and Tx Parks & Wildlife Department teamed up Oct. 27 and 28 to sponsor the 7th annual Youth Hunt at I.D.Fairchild state forest.  Twelve hunters ages 8 to 15 from Texas and Oklahoma had the opportunity for hands-on instruction and experience.  Pictured (in no particular order) are Jeremiah Adams (10), Gavin Glover (10), Carson Wilson (15), Dante Letteri (9), Jakob Hardy (10), Caison Matney (12), Kelton Whisenhunt (14), Justice Kessel (9), Maryanna Ebert (9), Blake Casper (13), Triston Metreyeon (10) and Tristen Taylor (9). 7th annual Youth Hunt held at I.D. Fairchild Oct. 27-28
Just west of Maydelle this weekend 12 young hunters participated in the 7th annual Youth Hunt, held Oct 27 and 28 in the 2,800 acre I.D. Fairchild...


Jeanie Selman Former Alto employees plead guilty to theft by public servant
A pair of former Alto city clerks pleaded guilty to second-degree felony theft Monday in the Cherokee County 2nd District Court. Jeanie Mignon...


RSH gears up for splashing, dashing and paint soaked fun
On Friday, Oct. 26 the grounds of the Rusk State Hospital turned into a challenging obstacle course as participants and clients geared up for the...


Rock the Vote! Get some lunch! FUMC-Rusk offering annual spaghetti...
The time is nigh to make your voice heard – and get a tasty chicken spaghetti lunch. The 2018 general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m....