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Five Cherokee County women were honored as “Women Who Give Back” during a March 27 luncheon sponsored by Cherokee County Women With Purpose. The luncheon was held at the Norman Activity Center. From left are Jasmine El-Moatassem, Kris Sturrock, Dr. Deborah Burkett, Amy Rinehart and Hallie Peoples. ‘Women who give back’ honored at luncheon
JACKSONVILLE – Five area women were recognized for their contributions to Cherokee County communities during a March 27 luncheon at the Norman...


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Rusk Library to celebrate National Library Week The Rusk Public Library, 207 E. 6th St., will celebrate National Library Week April 9-13 with several events. At 10 a.m....
Atoy Cemeteries Association Inc. Meeting
The annual meeting of the Atoy Cemeteries Association Inc. will be held Saturday, April 14, at 10:30 a.m. in the Atoy Cemetery Chapel. Everyone is invited to come and...
Walk Like MADD
Everyone is invited to join this Saturday, April 7, at Kilgore College as they Walk Like MADD to end impaired driving and support the victims of this 100% preventable...
Nichols’ 5 Cents: liquor laws, Lone Star Legislative Summit
On April 21, 1836, Texans fought and won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. After this victory, Texas became fully independent from Mexico. While the...
Rusk ISD Career Technology Building Dedication
The public is invited to attend a dedication ceremony for the Career Technology Building on Sunday, April 8, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Remarks made by local officials will open...
CCGS announces Meeting
The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, April 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in...
Alto Elementary student Angelina Lindsey, a 10-year-old fourth grader, placed first with her entry in the conservation poster contest sponsored by the Cherokee County Soil & Water Conservation District. She is pictured with teacher Amanda Low. Land stewards to be recognized at Soil and Water banquet
“No civilization has outlived the usefulness of its soils. When the soil is destroyed, the nation is gone,“ said philanthropist Lloyd Noble who...


Meals on Wheels April 4 - 10
Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, sour cream mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese, dinner roll, banana, milk Thursday: Tuna casserole, stewed tomatoes, fried cabbage,...
First Saturday of the Month Singing
The Maydelle Assembly of God will host the first Saturday of the month singing on Saturday, April 7 in the church on Highway 84 in Maydelle. Open microphone singing...
The Talon Point Players to perform their UIL One Act Play on April 5th
The Rusk High School theatre department, The Talon Point Players recently produced The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail by Lawrence and Lee, with...


Ernie Hasse + Signature Sound to perform a gospel concert
Piney Woods Fine Arts Association is pleased to announce Ernie Hasse + Signature Sound will be live in Crockett, on Sunday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at...


Embracing amazing: Elijah's Retreat
Located just five miles south of Jacksonville, Texas, is Elijah’s Retreat – a place that allows families facing autism to explore nature, build...


Photo: Cristin Parker
 The Easter Bunny poses with Rusk residents Tyuna Jones and Kenslei Hooker, while mom Kendra Watkins snaps a picture. Mr. Bunny, invited by the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, was available for pictures during the Easter egg hunt held Saturday. Easter events around the area
For anyone looking for Easter activities to participate in this week, be it religious or otherwise, here are a few things happening in the...


Kelly Clay announces candidacy for Rusk City Council, Place 5
Rusk resident and business owner Kelly Clay recently announced his intention to run for Rusk City Council, Place 5. “I vow to listen to Rusk...