Community

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...


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


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


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...


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...
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


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...
$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...
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...
Letter Sweater
Max Schochler of Rusk shows off his late father's letter sweater he earned in track at Southern Methodist University. His father, Harmon Schochler,...


Greg James is business of the month
The Rusk Chamber of Commerce honored Greg James and Greg James Country Motors as the Business of the month Tuesday. Mr. James, center in front, is...


Wells FFA prepare for show
The Wells FFA Ag Mechanics Team will enter this trailer in the Cherokee County Livestock Show March 29-30 at the showbarn in Jacksonville. The...


REV. D. O'NEAL Church gives scholarship honoring Rusk pastor
Members of the Tyler First Presbyterian Church have established The David O'Neal Endowed Scholarship at Austin College in Sherman. The annual...