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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...

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...
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,...

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...

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...

Jaycee Bishop and Mason Perkins paint zebras as they learn about zoo animals. The students are in Elissa Baker's Pre-K 4/Head Start class. Registration for Head Start and Pre-k 4 will be May 1 at Rusk Primary School. Rusk Primary schedules registration
Registration for Rusk ISD kindergarten students for the 2007-08 school year will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.on Tuesday, May 1, at the Primary...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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

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...
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...
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...