Community

Health department will provide free flu shots in mass vaccination...
The Public Health Preparedness team and volunteers of Cherokee County Health Department (CCHD) will have a mass vaccination drill from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 24 at...
Emadean and Joe French of Maydelle recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Feb. 9, 1957, in Rusk. Their children include Doug and Paula French, Dale and Sarah French and Deanna Cox. Grandchildren are Brandon, Ashley, Brittany, Robert and Katy. 50th anniversary


Workers with Sonrise Designs place a boulder in the ground at the Footbridge Park in Rusk, continuing the landscaping project initiated by Margaret Perkins. The landscaping company, owned by Scott Davis, has taken several boulders from the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and is placing them in the park to add to the beauty of the area. Between a rock...


Mary Goff, long-time Rusk resident was honored with a birthday party Friday at Brookshire Bros. Friends and neighbors stopped by to wish her a happy birthday. Among those attending were Mayor Suzann McCarty who presented Mrs. Goff with a city proclamation on her behalf; John Williams, senior bus driver who helps Mrs. Goff with transportation; Mrs. Goff; and Gene Brown, manager of the Rusk Brookshire Bros. Happy 95th birthday


Brookshire Bros. announces new changes in management
Brookshire Brothers Ltd. announced a restructuring of company leadership. Jerry Johnson, former chief administrative officer, will become president and chief executive...
35th annual FAM tour visits Rusk
The 35th East Texas Familiarization (FAM) Tour kicked off Feb. 7 from Dallas for an eight-day swing through the cities and attractions of the region. Twenty-six cities,...
Trains and flowers go together at the Texas State Railroad between Rusk and Palestine. With the approach of March comes thoughts of warmer weather and spring flowers. Riding the nostalgic rails of this historical railroad provides a splendid vantage point from which to view enchanting trees scattered through the woodlands. For reservations and more information call (903) 683-2561 or (800) 442-8951. Train ride


Shiloh will be in concert at Rusk First Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. The group came together 10 years ago out of the same church and choir ministry. During the ministry life of Shiloh, they have had the opportunity to perform and minister to hundreds of thousands of individuals nationally, as well as internationally. They have completed their seventh recording project. For additional information contact First Baptist Church, (903) 683-5494. Shiloh is coming to sing


The little train thinks it can
Owners/operators of Rio Grande Pacific based in Fort Worth toured the facilities of the Texas State Railroad in Rusk and Palestine Feb. 7. They...


Broadcast keynote
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst addressed the annual Texas Association of Broadcasters luncheon in Austin Feb. 6. In his address Gov. Dewhurst discussed...


MEALS ON WHEELS
Monday: Stir fried chicken with rice, oriental medley veggies, fortune cookie, wheat bread, cherry cobbler, milk Tuesday: Seafood creole, steamed rice, creole corn, tossed...
Trawick-Rosales
Betty and David Trawick of Rusk announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandy Diane, to Angel Isaac Rosales, son of...


Sen. Nichols sponsors legislation to protect property owners,...
AUSTIN - State Sen. Robert This bill applies only to homesteads Nichols (R-Jacksonville) filed his first two bills this week in the Texas Senate. SB 575 reduces the...
TSR photo wins award
This photograph of Engine 300 crossing the Neches River trestle of the Texas State Railroad recently won the "Best of Show" award in a photography...


MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through Feb. 7 were: Ester Reggie and Donna Higbee of Rusk; Thomas Sides, of Alto and Rhonda...