Education

Eight Rusk students received 34 medals in regional competition earning them an opportunity to advance to the international meet. In front from left are Jarrett Constant and Ben Tedder; in back are Teisha DeSmit, Wesley Chastain, Herbert Dominguez, Klint Killion, Gabriel Dominguez, Charistina Dominguez. Rusk students will participate in international competition
Cherokee Christian Academy students will represent Texas at international competition in May at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg,...

Fuel for Life blood drive slated April 29
The Cherokee County Electric Co-Op, 29880 U.S. Highway 69 North in Rusk will host a blood drive from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29. The blood bus will be parked in the...
Writers sponsor new chapter
The religious writing organization, Inspirational Writers Alive! will sponsor a new Tyler IWA! chapter. The new chapter will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Tyler...
Senator speaks
Texas Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was guest speaker for the April 14 chapel service at Jacksonville College. He encouraged students to...

Rusk student will participate in summer leadership academy
Justin Hunt, son of Mike Coulter and Joanna Hunt and a fifth grade student at Rusk Intermediate School, will participate in the Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership...
ETMC Air 1 helicopter prepares to land on the Rusk High School parking lot. ETMC participated in an accident simulation program sponsored by Rusk firemen. Photos

Jose Ignacio Villareal McCoy's Angel Network donates van to Villareal Family
His real name is Jose Ignacio Villareal, but all who know him call him Nachito. Although he sits in a wheelchair because he suffers from Muscular...

State Solo and Ensemble competitors JHS band receives UIL honors
Jacksonville High School band students recently attended UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest and won 31 medals. The contest, sponsored by the University...

Jacksonville Middle School contest play particants JMS wins 2nd place for UIL play
Jacksonville Middle School's production of "The Girl in the Mirror" won a second place trophy in UIL competition Feb. 22 at Whitehouse. In...

Cassi Fletcher and Libby Berry, along with their classmates at Rusk Intermediate School, are helping raise money in the Pennies for Patients campaign. The program benefits The Leukemia  Lymphoma Society. For three weeks, students have brought in spare change for people with blood cancers such as leukemia. Leukemia strikes more children and young adults under the age of 20 than any other type of cancer. After just two weeks, Rusk Intermediate students have contributed $593.22. They will finish the campaign this week. for patients

Rusk Volunteer Firefighter Terry Joe Phillips explains the fire hazards of a space heater during a recent demonstration of the traveling fire safety house trailer at Rusk Intermediate School. The traveling fire safety house is used by the state's fire marshal to teach fire safety and awareness to school children. Fire safety revisited

J. MARCHETTI Scholarship announced
Rusk High School senior, Joseph Michael Marchetti, is among seniors from 60 Texas high schools to be awarded a fouryear $15,000 college...

Students at Alto Elementary who accomplished their point goal for the fourth six weeks in the Accelerated Reader Program were eligible for a $20 cash drawing. Winners for this six weeks include from left, fourth grader Anne Cox, third grader Calista Lytle, second grader Christopher McClendon and first grader Devin Guinn. Accelerated Readers

Shinnitta Foreman (standing center), a fourth grade math and science teacher at Rusk Intermediate School, asks each student to recite a character pledge as they begin her class. Math, science teacher motivates class with daily pledge
A good teacher provides students the instruction they need to master the concepts for a particular class. But, an exceptional teacher, one who goes...

Rusk High School Choir members receiving a division one rating on their class one solos in the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition in Whitehouse Feb. 2 were (from left): Jeremy La'Vergne, Danielle Goodwin, Kadrick Session, Winona McGowan and Bradley Christopher. The choir will compete in the state solo and ensemble competition May 26 in San Marcos. Choir competes in solo and ensemble