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The engagement of Megan Melissa Leone and Clint Anthony Perry, both of Houston, has been announced. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gene and Shelley Leone of Wake Forest, N.C. The future groom is the son of Ronald and Maryanne Perry of Killeen. A May 2008 wedding is planned. Leone-Perry

"On Golden Pond," the Cherokee Civic Theatre's upcoming production will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23-24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 25 at the theater in downtown Rusk. Cast members include in front from left, Dan Trent, Minette Satterwhite Trent and Castanga George Elledge; in back, T.J. Marquez, Mathew Pyle and PO Ford. PHOTO:      PENNY REYNOLDS On Golden Pond' opens Friday night
The Cherokee Civic Theatre will present "On Golden Pond" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23- 24 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Tickets can be...

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

k Pam Buckingham, left, is adult Sunday school teacher and Mildred Brown, right, is vice-president of the women's mission and head of the music department. PHOTOS BY LAURENCE        JONES Linwood Missionary Baptist
Members of the Linwood Missionary Baptist Church at Alto take their name seriously. The church missionary minded and projects are directed that...

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

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

Skyview-Hodge offenders work on new windows at Rusk City Hall. The prison inmates have been involved in renovation work at the facility for the last few weeks. Room with a View

The Rusk High School Alumni Association board met in early February at the Dyess camphouse for their monthly meeting. From left are Ann Doggett, corresponding secretary; Mary Madden, secretary; Lela Ann Russell, first vicepresident; Donald Woodard, president; Judy Fay Garner, second vice-president; and Linda Derrington, publicity. Don Jones, treasurer, is not pictured. Rusk High School Alumni Association board members

Rusk High School ag students entering competition last week at the San Antonio Ag Mechanics Project Show included in front from left, Brittany Lankford, Jana Hill, Billie Lynn Covington and Keiera Counahan, who entered a 16 foot mineral feeder, winning fourth place out of more than 30 entries; in back, Joey Marchetti, a hay spear; Will Robinson and Jared Dover, a seven foot concrete feeder, Cody Daniel and Kyle Gunter, 18 foot bumper pull trailer winning fifth place out of 15 entries. Cody Conner, who entered an 18 foot bumper pull trailer is not pictured. The students won prizes valued at $500. Ag winners at San Antonio

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...
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

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,...
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...
MARRIAGES
Marriage licenses issued in the office of Laverne Lusk, county clerk, through Feb. 14, were: Rickie Willis Jr. of Jacksonville and April Palmer of Frankston; Antonio Neal...
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...