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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...

Uncertain future is taking toll on railroad employees
The instability of the future of the Texas State Railroad is taking its toll on the employees and friends of the train. Recent legislation in the Texas Senate was discussed...
l Visitors get up close and personal with an OH- 58 Kiowa helicopter, commonly called a "Huey" at last year's "Armed Forces Day" event at the Texas State Railroad. The Huey will be on display at the Palestine Depot during the state railroad's "Armed Forces Day" event on May 18-20. Armed Forces Day at TSR features Huey chopper
The Texas State Railroad will host its annual "Armed Forces Day" event May 18-20 on the grounds of the Palestine Depot. May 18 is set aside as...

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...
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...
Greg James, scholarship recipient Molly Miller James scholarship goes to Molly Miller
Molly Miller, 2007 Rusk High school senior is the recipient of the $500 Greg SFASU Scholarship. In making the announcement, Mr. James stated, "We...

NEWS
School will sell surplus property on internet Rusk ISD will post a listing of property no longer necessary for district operations on the district website on Wednesday,...
Fans will be available to needy persons
May is "Elder Awareness Month." May is also only a short time away from the sweltering East Texas summer. Unfortunately, pride prevents many of the elderly in the area from...
Amy Halbert receives Press Women's award
Amy Halbert, a communications specialist for The Texas AM University System, was named a winner April 28 at the annual awards dinner during the 114th Press Women of Texas...
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Crowley of Rusk announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Christopher Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Ford of Rusk. The couple will be married at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30, in the Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Crowley-Ford

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...

Albert Evans, left, presents a plaque to David Powell recipient of the Outstanding Service Award for 33 years of dedicated service as field representative in Area IV on the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation board. The presentation was made on behalf of the county board. 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...

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...

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...