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Rusk Business of the Month
Rusk Chamber of Commerce board members and friends present the Business of the Month banner to Rita Hilliard and her staff at Southern Cherokee...


Munro Murgatroyd, played by Dan Breen, has his choice of victims, Leonie Asterbilt , played by Jessica Breen- Ford, at left and Nellie Lovelace, played by Jenni Daniels, right. Melodrama opens Friday
Cherokee Civic Theatre's spring production, "Dirty Work At The Crossroads" opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27 at the theater in downtown Rusk. The...


MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk through April 18 were: Matthew Garland of Jacksonville and Melissa Peterson of Palestine; Isidro Perez...
Lofton graduates advanced training
Army Reserve Pvt. Britt A. Lofton graduated from the Petroleum Supply Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Lee in Petersburg, Va. The course is designed...
Cavazos graduates basic training
Airman Matthew B. Cavazos graduated from Air Force basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. During the six weeks of training,...


Jaycee Bishop and Mason Perkins paint zebras as they learn about zoo animals. The students are in Elissa Baker's Pre-K 4/Head Start class. Registration for Head Start and Pre-k 4 will be May 1 at Rusk Primary School. Rusk Primary schedules registration
Registration for Rusk ISD kindergarten students for the 2007-08 school year will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.on Tuesday, May 1, at the Primary...


Talent champs
First place talent winners at the 3rd Annual Gopher Fest in Gallatin recently were Cody and Caleb Jewell of Laneville. Cody, 15, sang two Johhny...


Ida Rhinegold, played by Phyllis Johnson, entices Munro Murgatroyd, played by Dan Breen, in this scene from "Dirty Work at the Crossroads." PHOTO: SHEILAH O'HEANEY Last show of season opens April 27
"Curses foiled again!" The phrase is part of our American culture, but have you ever heard someone actually say it? Then come on down to Cherokee...


Christ the Redeemer Church in Rusk opened with services Sunday. The new church is located at the corner of Fourth and Barron Streets. The Rev. Dr. Debra McCormick is the pastor of the congregation. Her husband, the Rev. Kevin McCormick serves as associate pastor. Their twin daughters are Briana and Brooke. Christ the Redeemer finds new home at First Baptist's old site
We can all agree that the Lord works in mysterious ways. The bringing of a new church, Christ the Redeemer, and parsonage family to Rusk is...


Good Samaritan President Kay Epperson and Food Bank Manager Dolly Lofton accept delivery of Girl Scout Cookies from left, Myles Inglish, Libby Berry and Moira O'Heaney Debbs. PHOTO: SHEILAH O'HEANEY Cookies given to Good Sam
Members of Rusk/Alto Girl Scout Troop 139 had a great Girl Scout Cookie sale and many people outside the troop are benefitting from it as well....


Alto ISD mulls hurricane shelter operations at AHS
The Hurricane Rita evacuations of 2005 highlighted the need to be prepared in case of an emergency evacuation. The Alto ISD Board of Trustees deliberated the initial phases...
Men of Power event scheduled at West Union
Men of Power will attend a weekend event April 20-21 at the West Union Faith Ministry in Rusk. The church is located at Beale and Bradley Streets. The event will begin at 7...
Spring clean-up in Rusk will be April 28, May 5
Rusk spring clean-up days have been scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 and Conley Park. The dumpsters are only...
LIBRARY STUDY CLUB
Members of the Library Study Club met March 13 at First Presbyterian Church. Ollie Parrott, program presenter, discussed "The Cross." She began her program with an...
Couple weds March 22 in Palestine
Shannon Snowden and Trey Crosby were married March 22 in Palestine. The bride is the daughter of Martha and Bobby Snowden of Lufkin. Mr. Crosby is the son of Fay and Bill...