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Meals on Wheels April 4 - 10
Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, sour cream mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese, dinner roll, banana, milk Thursday: Tuna casserole, stewed tomatoes, fried cabbage,...
First Saturday of the Month Singing
The Maydelle Assembly of God will host the first Saturday of the month singing on Saturday, April 7 in the church on Highway 84 in Maydelle. Open microphone singing...
The Talon Point Players to perform their UIL One Act Play on April 5th
The Rusk High School theatre department, The Talon Point Players recently produced The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Lawrence and Lee, with...

Ernie Hasse + Signature Sound to perform a gospel concert
Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce Ernie Hasse + Signature Sound will be live in Crockett, on Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at...

Embracing amazing: Elijah's Retreat
Located just five miles south of Jacksonville, Texas, is Elijah’s Retreat – a place that allows families facing autism to explore nature, build...

Photo: Cristin Parker
 The Easter Bunny poses with Rusk residents Tyuna Jones and Kenslei Hooker, while mom Kendra Watkins snaps a picture. Mr. Bunny, invited by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, was available for pictures during the Easter egg hunt held Saturday. Easter events around the area
For anyone looking for Easter activities to participate in this week, be it religious or otherwise, here are a few things happening in the...

Kelly Clay announces candidacy for Rusk City Council, Place 5
Rusk resident and business owner Kelly Clay recently announced his intention to run for Rusk City Council, Place 5. “I vow to listen to Rusk...

Flowers n’ Things: impressive displays, decor for Square’s blooming...
Flowers n’ Things has been a staple business in Rusk since 1962, making it the oldest flower shop in town. Although the business has operated in several locations around...
Wells Homecoming
In advance of Wells Homecoming April 7, queen contestants Kendall Tucker (right) and Ashlea Jones (left) are selling raffle tickets. Prizes include...

News briefs
County Republican Club to meet April 3 The Cherokee County Republican Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at Hong Kong Buffet, 1644 S. Jackson in...
Be a superhero: annual CASA Superhero 5K set for April 14
“All children need heroes, but abused children need superheroes,” is the unofficial mantra of the CASA Superhero 5K, set for April 14 at the Cain Center Phase II ball...
Sharing Texas roads: motorcycle safety tips
Spring is fast approaching, the flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. With the warmer weather, motorcycle enthusiasts will...
Heritage Center museum needs volunteers
The Heritage Center of Cherokee County is seeking volunteers to host visitors at the museum on Saturdays and Sundays. Volunteers who would like to volunteer at the...
Jacksonville Chamber’s Agri-Business gives $3,000 in Scholarships...
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Committee presented three $1,000 scholarships during the Annual Junior Livestock Show and Sale,...

Dean of Science & Math Department at SFA speaks to J’ville Rotary
Dr. Kimberly Childs, Dean of Science and Math Department at SFA, was hosted by Rotarian Tim McRae on March 7, to share what’s happening within her...