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Rusk, Jacksonville break with statewide trend, post lackluster...
Retail sales slipped in many Cherokee County cities when compared to the same period a year ago. Cuney's retail sales dropped almost 32 percent,...


Christian writers slate meeting April 12 in Jacksonville
Martha L. Rogers, board president of the statewide Christian writers organization will present "Everything I Need to Know About Christian Writing" at the 6:45 p.m. April 12...
$12.25 million Toll Equity Grant outlined
At a recent meeting of the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) Chairman Jeff Austin III outlined a few of the many momentous events the NET RMA...
LIONS CLUB
Lion President Sonny Adams began the meeting on March 8 by calling for the invocation, the pledges and the singing. Tim Timmons announced that we have a trash pick up day...
Patriotic writing contest set
The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 3406 in Rusk is the sponsor of the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Awards. This program was developed in 1978 and these awards should...
BIRTH
Alli Jo Kozlovsky announces the arrival of her baby sister, Ava Jean. She was born to Marla and Brian Kozlovsky at 2:45 p.m. Feb. 14 in Tyler. She weighed 7.1 pounds and...
MEGAN TOTIN Annual homecoming is March 31 at Wells
Wells community homecoming "A Night to Treasure in Pirate's Cove" is Saturday, March 31. Activities will begin with a reception from 9 a.m. to...


Pilate's Porch is one of the featured scenes in the Eastside Baptist Church Easter sunrise service at the Rusk State Park. The scene is credited with having "great props and costumes." The 7 a.m. April 8 pageant will be performed on the parking lot of Texas State Railroad. It will be presented by Eastside Baptist youths with participants from all ages of the membership. Easter sunrise service


Purple potties are starting to show up around Rusk as a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. Lucille Hipp and Kim Lloyd recently delivered a potty to Whitehead Enterprises, which forwarded the porcelain tank to Citizens 1st Bank. Cost to suggest a site recipient is $25. A plumber pass, so the potty will not return is $10. "Flush out Cancer" is a fundraiser to educate the community about "Relay for Life," from 7 p.m. April 27 to 7 a.m. April 28 at Mauldin Field in Jacksonville. The event has raised $500 in one week. Potties flush out cancer


Virginia Penney greets guests at the Rusk Chamber of Commerce's registration desk during a bridal fair held Saturday. More than 25 vendors and several hundred persons attended the show. Chamber officials are calling the event a success, and say they will need to have more space for next year's fair. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY A fair day for brides


A local student tries out one of the new Dell computers donated to the Stella Hill Library by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation provides grants for computers to community libraries and schools. The Stella Hill Library, located on El Camino Real, is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. New computers


Ballots finalized for city, school elections May 12
Deadline to register to vote in the May 12 city and school elections is April 12. Early voting begins April 30 and continues through May 8. Elections will be cancelled for...
Terry Guinn, Reggie Hudson, District Judge Campbell Cox, Linda Moore Johnson and Diane VanLier received awards March 22 from the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Social Work for their contributions to the community. Also honored, but not pictured, is Claudia Whitley. Ruskite receives award at ET social workers meeting
"Social workers are like guardian angels, protecting and empowering those they serve and working daily to make the world a better place." This was...


Mark Moore, senior exercise specialist with East Texas Medical Center Olympic Center, hands tickets for a free visit to the Olympic Center in Rusk to local realtors JoEd Anderson and Bill Fountain. The tickets will be given by realtors to visitors who are contemplating moving to this area. The Olympic Center features a heated pool along with a variety of exercise and weight training equipment. PHOTO: ROBERT GONZALEZ


Rusk Rotarians placed the Texas and American flags around the square on Texas Independence Day. From left are Toni Meador, Houston White, Louraiseal McDonald and Connie Brown. Roy Reynolds is not pictured. Texas flags