Community

History of Lions Clubs given at recent meeting
New member Evelyn Stewart was inducted into the Rusk Lions Club April 12 by Artys Brown. A short history of Lions International, District 2 S-1 and the Rusk Lions Club was...
Freshman senator calls 80th legislative session 'successful'
On Memorial Day the 80th session of the Texas Legislature ended, which marked the end of a successful first session for state Sen. Robert Nichols...

Rusk volunteer firefighters Paul Patterson (left) and James Sanchez battle a blaze which destroyed the home of Robert and Trachel Crow on CR 1316 Tuesday Morning. Mrs. Crow and Troas, the Crows' daughter, were sleeping when the fire started. Mrs. Crow's sister, Tabitha Rains, arrived and awakened Mrs. Crow and Troas and led them from the house. The Crows lost everything in the fire. Fire destroys home

Rusk's new welcoming committee has met with local businesses to compile a program for home owners and renters. From left are Leslie Hassell, chairman; Connie Brown, Penny Reynolds and Teresa Langley. The committee and businesses are in the process of putting together information and discounts to help Rusk's new neighbors. Welcoming committee

COLLEGE NEWS
Ruskites graduate from SFA May 12 Graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University May 12 were Susie Ann Blackmon, BSIS in interdisciplinary studies; Jennifer D'Hazel...
Houston author will speak at June 14 meeting
Houston author, Myra F. Smith, will present the 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14, monthly program at Inspirational Writers Alive! at First Church of the Nazarene, corner of...
Lions Club elects officers
Lion Dan West, who is chairman of the sight committee, reported at the April 5 club meeting that the income from White Cane Day Support for the Blind amounted to $216.41....
TNT camp planned for June 11-14
Thespian "n Training, sponsored by the Cherokee Civic Theatre, is a program open to young people entering first through ninth grades. The camp will be held at the Cherokee...
Billy Watson presents Doris Cook with her prizes from a raffle to benefit the Relay for Life. She won four Texas State Railroad tickets; breakfast for two at the Ironhorse Mercantile; lunch for two at the Legacy of Harvey Collins; dinner for two at the All Star Barbecue and $50 cash. The total package amounted to approximately $400. RUSK LIONS CLUB
Winner for the Lions Club American Cancer Society Relay for Life package was Doris Cook. Her name was drawn at the April 26 club meeting. The six...

The Rusk Planning  Zoning Commission will hear a zoning request Tuesday for this mobile home park on Main Street. Planning & Zoning Commission to consider travel trailer park
Members of the Rusk Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at city hall. The meeting to consider a request from...

Battle of the Bands planned for June 30
Rusk Battle of the Bands will be Saturday, June 30, at the Cherokee Civic Theatre in Rusk. Entry fee is $75. Prizes are $300 for first place; $200 for second; and $100 for...
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Parsons Parsons observe anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lee Parsons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 1. Mr. Parsons and the former Letha Jo Monroe were married June 1,...

News Briefs
News Briefs Vietnam Veterans of America group will be organized in Palestine A meeting will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 5, at Ryan's Steak House in Palestine to...
Rusk High School Twirlers for the 2007-08 school year include in front from left, Nicole Blackmon, Kashera Muhammad, Jodi Walley, Rachel Ellzey (Drum Major) and Elizabeth Cavazos; second row, Jasmine Harris, Kristen Parsons (Drum Major), Jessica Russell and Amanda Gilchrest; and in back, Brittany Lankford, Charnelle Franklin and Devin Caron. Rusk High School twirlers

MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through May 30 were: Edward Eckel II and Jennifer Dover of Rusk; Clifton Watts III and Casey Wright of...