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NEWS Tony Watson graduates
Tony Watson, son of Robert and Martha Watson of Terrell and husband of Rhonda Watson, received a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist...
Tamra Kindle of Stewart Blood Center oversees the donation of blood by Lexington Place employee Vivian Pope. The blood drive was held in observance of National Nursing Home Week. Blood is donated


Willard Creel k graduated Saturday night with the Alto High School Class of 2007. He was absent on picture day and his picture was not available for the graduation magazine. This photo was provided by his family. Alto High graduate


CHURCH NEWS
1st UMC slates Vacation Bible School The Rusk First United Methodist Church will sponsor Sky scouts summer vacation Bible school entitled "Lift off! Soaring to new...
SCV marker dedicated
Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Saint Andrew Camp No. 2009 of Cherokee County held their fifth annual Confederate memorial day ceremony Saturday, April 28, at the Old...
Davis signs a proclamation declaring May "Elderly Abuse Prevention Month." Watching are Tammy Mott and Anita Ocker, adult protection services investigators in the Rusk APS office. If abuse is suspected call (800) 252-5400. Last year service workers investigated more than 74,000 cases of which 52,000 cases were confirmed abuse in the state. To find out more on elderly abuse, neglect or exploitation visit www.everyonesbusiness. org. l County Judge Chris


Monte Ethington cuts the ribbon during grand opening festivities for the addition of CellularOne to his business at Chapman's Drug. Holding the ribbon are PO Ford, Glenda Johnson, Mr. Ethington, Mayor Angela Raiborn and Bob Goldsberry. opening


The Wilcox family in 1957 Wilcox family gathers for 50th reunion
The Wilcox family celebrated its 50th family reunion April 27-28 at the old Bulah schoolhouse. The event began Friday, April 27, with some of the...


A member of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice work squad manicures the grounds at the Rusk City Pool and Rusk Civic Center. The swimming pool will have a "soft" opening June 2 with a grand opening June 8. The work squad is painting the bottom of the pool and continuing improvements to the facility. Pool perfect


Alto ISD buys new school bus
Lee Pearman and Jay Jones were sworn in as Alto ISD Board of Trustee members during Monday's regular meeting of the school board. Dr. Ray DeSpain, superintendent, wasted no...
Tomato Fest to feature new contests
Every year, thousands of people flock to Jacksonville for the annual Jacksonville Tomato Festival. Tourists who visit this year's festival, to be held June 8-9, will notice...
Wells man inducted in earth society
Seth Hamilton was recently inducted into the Society of Sigma Gamma Epsilon on March 27, at Stephen F. Austin State University. This is a national...


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


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...
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