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Aaron Foxworth, a fifth grader, recently won the Rusk Intermediate Spelling Bee. He will represent his campus on Feb. 28 in the District Spelling Bee to be held at Rusk Junior High. Local News Briefs
Debra Dominy to be honored with reception Austin Bank will honor Debra Dominy for 20 years of service with the bank. A reception will be held...


The Texas Hospital Association has awarded East Texas Medical Center-Jacksonville a plaque celebrating the 75th anniversary of membership in the statewide organization. From left are: Charles Broadway, Dr. Christopher Johnson, Byron Hale, Joe Angle, Larry Durrett, ETMC CEO Elmer Ellis, Della Vallejo, ETMC Jacksonville President Steve Bowen, Harry Tilley, John Magouyrk and Dr. Michael Banks. ETMC Jacksonville receives membership recognition
East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville was honored as a long-time member of the Texas Hospital Association. The hospital was one of four...


Candidates file for city, school board positions
City and school candidates have until March 12 to file for election on May 12. Deadline for registering to vote is April 12. Early voting will be conducted April 30-May 8....
LARRY LONG Austin Bank Rusk names Long new vice president
Austin Bank Chairman Jeff Austin Jr. announced this week that Larry Long will join Austin Bank on March 5 as a vice president and will serve as...


NEWS
U.S. Rep. Hensarling to visit Cherokee County U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling will discuss federal budget issues during a visit to Cherokee County. Rep. Hensarling will meet...
Gathered at the Thayer's kitchen table in this scene from "On Golden Pond" are from left, Dan Trent as Norman Thayer; T.J. Marquez as the postman; and Minette Satterwhite Trent as Ethel Thayer. The production is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23-24 and 2 p.m. Feb. 25. For more information, see pg. 6A. PHOTO: PENNY REYNOLDS 'On Golden Pond' opens


Rev. Donnie Timmons tells of life on tour with the Gospel Keynotes
Many teenagers dream of leaving home for bigger and better things. They dream of going places, seeing things and finding fame and fortune. For...


k Leading the Rusk High School Class of 2007 in academic standing are from left JayAnna Magruder, valedictorian; Elizabeth Guinn, salutatorian; and Kinsey Gresham, high honor student. Graduation will be May 25 at Eagle Stadium. See Pg. 7A for photo of graduates ranked in top 10 percent of class. RHS honor graduates


News Briefs
NEWSSkunk hunting seminar slated for single women A seminar designed for the single woman who is tired of catching skunks is planned for 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday,...
An inmate from Skyview- Hodge Texas Department of Corrections unit installs new insulation in the attic at Rusk City Hall. The offenders have worked for the past several weeks at the municipal building. More information on pg. 5B. Renovation


Sylvia Willis Lett's new novel set for release
Sylvia Willis Lett's new novel, "Perfect for You" will be released on March 6. She has signed a two-book deal with Dafina Books, a division of Kensington Publishing. The...
TRACY KINCADE Coach presents motivational speech at Intermediate School Feb. 14
Rusk High School basketball coach, Tracy Kincade, gave a motivational PowerPoint presentation at Rusk Intermediate School Feb. 14. He encouraged...


Alto ISD's special ed shows improvement
It seemed like another fourth-and-goal situation during Monday's regular meeting of the Alto ISD Board of Trustees, as board members tried to decipher the Texas Education...
Karen Lavergne stands outside the Inez Reeder Conley Learning Center, which she opened in 2003 to help local youth with reading skills and school work. Ms. Lavergne said she wants to bridge the gap between school and home. Knowledge is power
Karen Lavergne offers youth opportunity through education It is said that one can either be a part of the problem, or a part of the solution. When...


County solicits bids to expand Pct. 4 barn
County Commissioners authorized Byron Underwood Monday morning to seek bids to renovate the Precinct 4 county barn. Mr. Underwood said he wanted to enlarge the county barn...