Community

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

$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...
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...

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

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...
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

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...

MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through March 15 were: Anselmo Barron-Solano and Heather Williams of Rusk; James Schrecengost of...
Dogwood blossoms are opening just in time for the annual Dogwood Trails Celebration in Palestine. Extra runs are planned at the Texas State Railroad, and many of the trips are already full. Local tourism gets boost with dogwood blossoms
The Texas State Railroad will be making extra train runs in celebration of the Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration in Palestine, said Debbie Dugan of...

MEALS ON WHEELS
Monday: Sauerkraut and wieners, German potato salad, broccoli with cheese, whole wheat bread, cinnamon applesauce, milk Tuesday: Chicken strips with gravy, au gratin...
Mother Frances Hospital named in nation's top 100
Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler has been named a Top 100 Hospitals National Benchmarks for Success winner by Solucientreg;. The 14th edition of the Solucient 100 Top...
RUSK LIBRARY STUDY CLUB
Thirteen members of the club met on Feb. 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Rusk. Presenter for this meeting was club vice-president Ollie Parrott, who read a biographical...