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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...
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...


Mexican dancers perform at area schools
Young Audiences of Northeast Texas brought Mexico 2000 Ballet Folklorico to Rusk Intermediate and Rusk Junior High and Palestine first and second grades May 3 and to three...
Johnathon Guinn, left, receives the Outstanding Conservationist Award from Nolan Scruggs at the Friday night banquet. Mr. Guinn was recognized for outstanding truck farming accomplishments in the conservation of soil, water, plant and related resources. Cherokee Soil & Water Conservation banquet held Friday
Approximately 170 persons attended the annual Cherokee County Soil and Water Conservation Banquet Friday night at the Norman Activity Center in...


COURTESY PHOTO Record earnings
Based on record year-end earnings of $8.5 million, Heritage Land Bank recently distributed record patronage payments totalling more than $7.2...


PO Ford and Dan Breen rehearse one of the scenes in the Cherokee Civic Theatre production of "Dirty Work at the Crossroads." The play will be presented at 6:30 p.m. May 12 at the Rusk depot of the Texas State Railroad. PHOTO: SHEILAH O'HEANEY Dessert theatre planned at Texas State Railroad
Have you ever heard someone actually say "Curses - foiled again." Come on down to a special "Dessert and a Show" performance of "Dirty Work At The...


Abigail and plant gift TO LEXIE, WITH LOVE
Rusk has a remarkable little girl in Abigail Willis, a second grade student of Tammy Rasberry at Rusk Elementary School. Many Cherokeean Herald...


Bradford named 2006 Field Grade Officer of the Year
Air Force Lt. Col. Noel D. Bradford has been named 2006 Field Grade Officer of the Year for U.S. Northern Command. Selection was based on the...


Early voting begins April 30 for cities, schools
Early voting begins Monday, April 30, and continues through Tuesday, May 8, for city and school elections. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 12....
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...


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...


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,...