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Rusk volunteer firefighters Paul Patterson (left) and James Sanchez battle a blaze which destroyed the home of Robert and Trachel Crow on CR 1316 Tuesday Morning. Mrs. Crow and Troas, the Crows' daughter, were sleeping when the fire started. Mrs. Crow's sister, Tabitha Rains, arrived and awakened Mrs. Crow and Troas and led them from the house. The Crows lost everything in the fire. Fire destroys home


The Rusk Planning  Zoning Commission will hear a zoning request Tuesday for this mobile home park on Main Street. Planning & Zoning Commission to consider travel trailer park
Members of the Rusk Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at city hall. The meeting to consider a request from...


Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Parsons Parsons observe anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Parsons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 1. Mr. Parsons and the former Letha Jo Monroe were married June 1,...


Jerry Rix welcomes Louise Morriss as the Rusk Kiwanis Club's newest member. The club meets every Tuesday at the Southern Cherokee Federal Credit Union. Newest member


News Briefs
News Briefs Vietnam Veterans of America group will be organized in Palestine A meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at Ryan's Steak House in Palestine to...
Rusk High School Twirlers for the 2007-08 school year include in front from left, Nicole Blackmon, Kashera Muhammad, Jodi Walley, Rachel Ellzey (Drum Major) and Elizabeth Cavazos; second row, Jasmine Harris, Kristen Parsons (Drum Major), Jessica Russell and Amanda Gilchrest; and in back, Brittany Lankford, Charnelle Franklin and Devin Caron. Rusk High School twirlers


Lions Club elects officers
Lion Dan West, who is chairman of the sight committee, reported at the April 5 club meeting that the income from White Cane Day Support for the Blind amounted to $216.41....
Billy Watson presents Doris Cook with her prizes from a raffle to benefit the Relay for Life. She won four Texas State Railroad tickets; breakfast for two at the Ironhorse Mercantile; lunch for two at the Legacy of Harvey Collins; dinner for two at the All Star Barbecue and $50 cash. The total package amounted to approximately $400. RUSK LIONS CLUB
Winner for the Lions Club American Cancer Society Relay for Life package was Doris Cook. Her name was drawn at the April 26 club meeting. The six...


TNT camp planned for June 11-14
Thespian "n Training, sponsored by the Cherokee Civic Theatre, is a program open to young people entering first through ninth grades. The camp will be held at the Cherokee...
Rusk's new welcoming committee has met with local businesses to compile a program for home owners and renters. From left are Leslie Hassell, chairman; Connie Brown, Penny Reynolds and Teresa Langley. The committee and businesses are in the process of putting together information and discounts to help Rusk's new neighbors. Welcoming committee


Houston author will speak at June 14 meeting
Houston author, Myra F. Smith, will present the 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, monthly program at Inspirational Writers Alive! at First Church of the Nazarene, corner of...
MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through May 30 were: Edward Eckel II and Jennifer Dover of Rusk; Clifton Watts III and Casey Wright of...
Gearld Pat and Shirley l Germany will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Saturday, June 14, from 2-4 p.m. at the Alto Community Fellowship. The event is hosted by their children, Tina Bobbitt, Tim Germany and Terri Sturrock. The Germany's other child, Tammy Germany, is deceased. Friends and family are invited to attend the reception. Couple plans 50th anniversary


Rusk Public Works technician Kelly Kelton fills the Rusk City Pool with water. The pool opens June 2, with Splash Day being held June 8. Rusk City Pool set to open June 2
The Rusk swimming pool will open June 2, with Splash Day being held June 8. "Splash Day is the big opening day for the pool," said Marks Lanham,...


TNT camp scheduled June 11-23
The annual Cherokee Civic Theatre Thespian 'n Training camp has been scheduled for three age group beginning June 11. The grand finale showcase will be Saturday, June 23....