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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...
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

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

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...

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...
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...

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...
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

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

New Summerfield School News
NSISD would like to recognize the dedication of Mr. James Greenwood during his approximate 13-year term of service to our school board. When...

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

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

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...
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....
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...