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Monika Marie Marroquin and Charles Allen Parrish will wed Aug. 11. She is the daughter of Genoveva Marroquin of Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Marroquin of Austin. Mr. Parrish is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parrish of Rusk. Marroquin-Parrish

TASK retest, makeup announced
Rusk High School TASK exit level retest and makeup dates have been announced. English/language arts tests will be given on Tuesday, July 10. Math tests will be given...
Jesse Lee Irby, 15, of Rusk died instantly Friday afternoon in this one car accident on FM 752. He was alone in the vehicle traveling south approximately three miles from Rusk. Youth dies in 1-car accident
A 15-year-old unlicensed Rusk driver died instantly Friday afternoon in a onevehicle accident about three miles from Rusk on FM 752. Jesse Lee Irby...

MEALS ON WHEELS JULY 2-6
Monday: Chicken strips with gravy, broccoli with cheese, squash medley, dinner roll, spiced peaches, milk Tuesday: Barbecue pork on bun, pork and beans, mixed veggies,...
A pioneer demonstrates l the fine art of muzzle loading to a 21st-century visitor to the Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site. Located on Hwy 21 west of Alto, the Caddoan Mounds S.H.S. features a museum and a .7 mile trail around Caddoan burial mounds. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Caddoan Mounds State Historic Site holds fun day

ANGELA RAIBORN ROTARY CLUB
Two new members have been installed in the Rusk Rotary Club. They are Tina Baggett, Franklin Bank officer and Angela Raiborn, Rusk mayor. The...

BIRTH
Alyssah Jolie Whitehead The birth of Alyssah Jolie Whitehead has been announced by her parents, Courtney Vaughan and Derick Whitehead. She was born June 22 and weighed...
l This Texas Department of Criminal Justice offender from the Skyview-Hodge units paints the inside of the Reklaw Community Center. Offenders were busy last week at the center painting both the inside and outside of the community facility. TDCJ paints at Reklaw

M. BERGEMANN Ruskite competes in Miss Texas USA
Melissa (Missy) Nicole Bergemann will represent Rusk in the Miss Texas USA pageant this summer in Laredo. The pageant will be televised 8-10 p.m....

The engagement of Melissa Kay Gresham and Stacey Glenn King has been announced. Ms. Gresham is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gresham Sr. of Nacogdoches. Mr. King is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard King of Rusk and Pansy and Clifford Simmons of Jacksonville. The couple will be married at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the downtown gazibo in Nacogdoches. Gresham-King

Porch pictures are a tradition in the Lovelady. Evelyn Lovelady is surrounded by her grandchildren attending her 90th birthday celebration May 27. In front from left are Olivia Saari, Hannah Lovelady and Alex Winston; second row, Sydney Winston, Adam Haynes, Collin Haynes and Brad Lovelady holding Bailey Lovelady; back row, Kiley Miles, Mrs. Lovelady and Jeff Miles. Evelyn Lovelady celebrates 90th birthday with family
Evelyn Lovelady celebrated her birthday with a family gathering at her home May 27. Mrs. Lovelady was 90-years-old on June 3. Her entire family was...

Jennifer Dover, center bride-elect of Joseph Eckel, was honored May 5 at a wedding shower. From left are Lacy Wade and Deanne Parker, sisters of the groom; Tern Eckel, his mother; Miss Dover; Sherry Dover, her mother; D'Ann Hassell, her sister; Shelby Hassell, her niece; and Diann Norton, the honoree's grandmother. Not pictured are Anne Beard, the honoree's grandmother; Lisa Sprayberry; sister of the groom-to-be; and Zana Garner, his aunt. Bridal shower honors Jennifer Dover
A bridal shower honoring Jennifer Dover bride-elect of Joseph Eckel, was held Saturday, May 5, at the home of Leslie Hassell. Special guests were...

RUSK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
All A honor roll Second grade: Kelsey Baker, Patrick Ball, Stoney Brawley, Tynisha Colston, Angel Daniels, Trace Dominy, Emily Duke, Nelson Duncan, Brayan Escobar, Lindsey...
MEALS ON WHEELS June 25-July 1
Monday: Meat loaf with brown gravy, macaroni and cheese, seasoned green peas, wheat bread, apple, milk Tuesday: Sliced turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, sliced beets,...
Rusk public works employees repave Fifth street in front of the post office and Cherokee Civic Theatre. City Manager Mike Murray said Fifth street was older, heavily traveled and about to break apart. Other high priority streets in Rusk's paving plan are East Sixth street, Needham Street and Abraham Street. The city will patch other streets as needed. Street repairs underway