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Participants in the River of Life School of Ministry graduation were in front from left, first year graduate Debra Walker, second year graduate Jessica Cellis, Rev. Lesa Corbell, first year graduate Joseph Lyles, and first year graduate Brandon Tribble; second row, Rev. Ronda Watson, Rev. Nancy Frederickson, Rev. Robert Corbell and Rev. John Cole; back row, Rev. Joe Foster, Rev. Russell Craft, Dr. Gary Christopher, Rev. Richard Thornhill, Rev. Ron Stanley and Rev. Ray Baldwin. Each first year graduate completed 28 classes. Classes include Old and New Testament Survey, Book of John, Evangelism, Journeys of Paul, Gifts of the Spirit and others. Ms. Cellis completed several upper level courses as well as received hands-on training as an intern. Classes resume Aug. 6. Applications are accepted online at www. riveroflifeschool.com or at 677 S. Dickinson Dr., Rusk. Graduation participants

Lon Morris Fine Arts Department sponsors summer camp, outreach program
Lon Morris College Fine Arts department in conjunction with the LMC Camp and Outreach program, will sponsor summer camp for children, ages 7-17 from June 18-30 in the A....
LIBRARY STUDY CLUB
Members of the Rusk Library Study Club met May 8 at the First Presbyterian Church for their annual salad luncheon and installation of officers. Lunch consisted of...
Cherokee County Mental Retardation Association staff and board members with 15 years or more tenure include: (from left in back) James Cromwell, president; Joyce Cox; Levell Session, Andrea Grimes and Andrea Hunt. Front row from left are Martha Garner, Hazel Luce, Karen Jackson, Barbara Polk and Elton McCune, executive director. Not pictured are Billy Reyes, W.T. Reed, Beth Benjamin, Linda Holman, Scott Howland and Kenneth Martin. Sheltered workshop recognizes tenured staff
A June 1 meeting of the sheltered workshop by the Cherokee County Mental Retardation Association, Inc. recognized tenured staff members with 15...

Wall of Honor nominee
The board approved a nomination from the Rusk Industrial Foundation naming James I. Perkins as the recipient of the school's wall of honor award. The award is made every...
Rusk ISD employs architect
The Rusk ISD Board of Trustees approved the employment of the Lufkin architectural firm of Goodwin-Lasiter Inc. Monday night. The firm will draw up plans for a new high...
Hendrick family reunion is June 23
The annual Hendrick family reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Campground Baptist Church, four miles west of Alto on Highway 294. A covered dish luncheon...
LMC sponsors Kid Kountry Day Camp
The second annual Kid Kountry Day Camp will be held at Lon Morris College from June 11-15 and is designed for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade. Youths...
Hands on workshop scheduled
Prairie View AM University along with Cooperative Extension Agent Rene' McCracken invite area youth, 14 to 19, to explore careers through hands-on workshops in agriculture,...
Rusk High School Class of 1987 slates reunion
The Rusk High School class of 1987 will celebrate its 20th year class reunion Saturday June 23. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. at Jim Hogg Park in Rusk. Classmates are...
Women's conference planned at Rusk church
Faith Holy Tabernacle Non-Denomination Church, 525 North Main Street, in downtown Rusk will sponsor a women's conference entitled "Women On Fire For God" at 7:30 p.m. June...
Uncle Fletch Burger and BBQ cook-off/festival will be June 9 in Athens
The Uncle Fletch Burger and Barbecue cook-off will take place in Athens on June 9 at the Lake Athens Marina on FM 2495. Gates open at 10 a.m. Cook-off teams will compete in...
RHS scholarships announced
Scholarships not included in the announcement at the scholarship banquet included three East Texas State Fair scholarships for $3,000 each, given to Krystan Hope Corley,...
UT Tyler tells honor rolls
The University of Texas at Tyler has announced that 253 students have been named to the president's honor roll and 303 students to the dean's list. Cherokee County students...
ROTARY CLUB
Texas leads the nation in traffic fatalities. Annually, over 3,500 people are killed and more than 300,000 are injured on Texas streets and highways. Many of the deaths and...