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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...
The engagement of Kristina Gayle Jones and Jesse Orion Purma is announced by their parents, Mark and Kerrie Jones of Alto, and Joe and Judy Purma of Taneyville, Mo. The wedding will be held April 28 at Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The bride-elect has a BS in science from Texas A  M and an MS in physical therapy from TWU. She is currently employed as a physical therapist with the Harris County Hospital District. Mr. Purma is a graduate of the College of the Ozarks with a degree in aviation technology and is employed as a pilot with Continental Express of Houston. Jones-Purma


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...
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...
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....


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...
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...
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...
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...


Men of Power event scheduled at West Union Faith Ministry
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...
Ruskite graduates from Tarleton University
James Transier of Rusk graduated in December from Tarleton State University at Stephenville.
Sheriff deputies receive new weapons
Cherokee County Sheriff's Department received new weapons for its officers last week. Twenty-eight new Glock Model 22 semi-automatic .40 caliber guns were issued to...
Julie Odom, Melvin Levine Couple will be married April 15
Julie Odom and Melvin Levine will be married at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at Elmwood Gardens in Palestine. The bride is the daughter of Amy and...


Rusk Mayor Suzann McCarty introduces U.S. Representative Jeb Hensarling at a gathering Tuesday morning at Rusk City Hall. The congressman discussed the American Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. Rep. Hensarling discusses tax bill
U. S. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Dallas) visited with constituents Tuesday morning at Rusk City Hall. He later went to Jacksonville and spoke...