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Julian Willis hurls a discus during the Class A state track meet in Austin Friday. Willis hurled the discus 142'7" to finish 8th in the state. The Alto girls 400-meter relay team also competed in the state track meet, placing 7th with a time of 51.32. State track meet


Walker Cemetery gets historical marker
The Cherokee County Historical Commission will dedicate an official Historic Texas Cemetery Medallion at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Walker's Chapel Cemetery. This will...
Jerry D. Phifer and Jodie L. Spradlin, both of Jacksonville will pledge their commitment in a marriage ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at their home in Jacksonville. Friends and relatives are invited to attend. Spradlin-Phifer


New records room
Deanne Parker holds a pair of scissors to cut the cermonial ribbon celebrating the completion of a records room at the Anderson/Cherokee County...


City votes to continue legal action to remove trailer park
Following an executive session Thursday evening, the Rusk City Council voted to continue with a lawsuit against former city manager Kevin Bowden and his father, W.R....
Mary M. Beard of Tyler and James G. Thompson Jr. of Rusk will be married Saturday, June 2, at the Glenwood Church of Christ in Tyler. Miss Beard is the daughter of Linda and Mike Beard of Jacksonville. Mr. Thompson is the son of Sharon and Jimmy Thompson of Rusk. Beard-Thompson


Rusk City Pool will open June 2
The Rusk City Pool will open June 2. Hours are 12:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 12:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 12:30-6:30 p.m. Saturdays....
Business of the Month banner was presented by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce last week to Mike Crysup, owner of Knox Ray Men's Wear. Accepting the honor were Mr. Crysup and his wife, Sissy. The two are surrounded by friends and representatives of the city and chamber of commerce. Business of the Month


60th anniversary
J.D. and Hazel Jones Wright celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 4. They were married in a home ceremony on May 4, 1947, in Port Arthur....


RUSK ISD
Wednesday, May 16 Enchiladas,, refried beans, Spanish rice, fresh fruit, milk Thursday, May 17 Chicken pot pie,, steamed broccoli,, tropical fruit salad, French bread,...
Two-year old Ella Hoffman was the ambassador baby for the East Texas area during the March of Dimes' Walk America event. Ella was born 15 months premature on May 9, 2005. Ella's team raised more than $3,000 to go toward preventing premature births. Ella's Team raises $3,000 for March of Dimes fundraiser
The March of Dimes' Walk America event took place on April 21 at Nichols Green park in Jacksonville. The ambassador baby for the East Texas area...


Penny Reynolds trims a sock hop poodle skirt. Sock hop set at Sonic Drive-In
Plans are in the making for the May 26 Rusk Fair on the Square. Activities will launch the Rusk Fair on the Square when poodle-skirted women will...


Mr. and Mrs. Billy Crowley of Rusk announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Christopher Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ford of Rusk. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in the Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Crowley-Ford


Greg James, scholarship recipient Molly Miller James scholarship goes to Molly Miller
Molly Miller, 2007 Rusk High school senior is the recipient of the $500 Greg SFASU Scholarship. In making the announcement, Mr. James stated, "We...


Starting Monday, first class stamps will cost 41 cents
The United States Postal Service has announced postal rates will increase across the board beginning May14. Rusk Postmaster Ron Williams said the increase is due to...