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Eye bank training session set
An eye bank training session is planned for Feb. 14 in Midland to obtain information on eye screening to assist young people in communities who need glasses but cannot...
Hortons return home after long vacation
President Sonny Adams began the meeting by welcoming past president Cliff Horton and wife, Lucy, who have been on an extended vacation, back to the club. Charlie Burfoot...
RUSK LIONS CLUB
Bobbie Burch and Amy Derrington announced that Greg James Country Motors and employees were to sponsor a barbecue lunch Jan. 16, to raise funds for Rick Perry, an employee...
TSR Friends consider KOA marketing plan
As the Friends of the Texas State Railroad mull ways to save the train, one of the constant efforts is to give the train as much publicity as possible. During their...
Appeals court upholds 2004 murder conviction
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin unanimously affirmed the conviction of Richard Aaron Cobb for the capital murder of Kenneth Vandever on Labor Day weekend in...
TSR may be declared endangered State Park
An announcement was expected to be made on the steps of the State Capitol this morning that identifies the 12 most endangered historic places in Texas. The identities of...
Seminar set for women
A seminar designed for the single woman who is tired of catching skunks is planned for 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 3 at Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. Entitled...
Karen and Brian Hogman of Tacoma, Wash. announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Heidi M. Hogman to Jacob K. Newman, son of Cathy and Rodney Newman of Rusk. The bride-elect is a Baylor University graduate and is currently employed by the State of Texas. Mr. Newman is also a Baylor University graduate and is currently self-employed. The couple will be married June 30 at the Rusk First Baptist Church. Hogman-Newman

Fourth Grade UIL participants included in front from left, spelling, Zachary Morgan winning third place, Alyssa Ballew winning fourth place and Drew Dorsey; second row oral reading Dustin Berry winning fourth place, Dylan Starkey winning third place, Kaitlin Tugwell winning first place; back row number sense Justin Hunt, Jenny Magruder and Mackinly Dover. Rusk Intermediate wins 1st place overall

RUSK VFD NEWS
The Rusk Volunteer Department had responded by Jan. 22 to 10 calls this month. Three of these were in the city, one being an accident and the other three were to the assist...
Group hopes to name private operator by Feb. 23 deadline
A group from Cherokee and Anderson Counties met with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission last week in support of the Texas State Railroad. An operator for the Texas...
C10 group purchases old Austin Bank building
A Circle of Ten, Inc. (C10), Board of Directors announces purchase of the Austin Building in downtown Jacksonville to start a small business and nonprofit incubator. C10...
Registered sex offenders' information released
The Cherokee County Sheriff 's Department has released the names of the registered sex offenders living in Cherokee County. According to the departments records, there are...
Alto Middle School students who placed at the district UIL academic meet are (front row from left): Kassandra Guerro, Regina Flowers and Breanna DeSpain. Second row: Shaquavia Breedlove, Jarrett Shaw, Gerald Salzarulo, Gedarcius Martin, Adam Davis and Scott Cox. Back Row: Kayla Simpson, Amber Ross, Renee McDonald, Dominique Finley, Daniel Ball, Taylor Kessinger, Rhett Gresham, Katina Sturns and Kierra Heart. Alto Middle School students place in UIL Academic meet
The Alto Middle School UIL academic team recently competed in the district meet. The one-act play team, consisting of Renee McDonald, Daniel Ball,...

Directors for the Rusk Chamber of Commerce include in front, Toni Meador; first row from left, Ted Debbs, Leslie Hassell, Glenda Long, Penny Reynolds, Angela Raiborn, Suzann McCarty and Anita Woodlee; middle row, Buz Parrish, Tara Crosby, Walter Preble, Judy Fay Garner, Teresa Langley, Roy Reynolds, Greg James, Sarah Welch and Kenneth Welch; back row, Mike Crysup, Mike Murray, Charles Hassell, Gary Epperson and Robert Gonzalez. Not pictured are Robert Corbell, Sue Gilchrest, Stephanie Caveness and Laila McCalister. Rusk Chamber directors