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CHRIS DAVIS Judge Davis appointed to water group
Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis was appointed this month as a member of the governing board of the East Texas Regional Water Planning Group...

Melissa Bergemann named to dean's list, receives scholarship
Melissa Bergemann, a junior at the University of North Texas, has been named to the dean's honor roll after completing the fall semester with a 3.8 grade point average. She...
SARA REMPFER FOOTBRIDGE 4-H Cherokee County Junior Livestock Show

Rusk church sponsors 'Ladies Day' event
Rusk Church of Christ will host a Ladies' Day from 9 a.m.-noon April 21. Diane Litton from Shiloh Road Church of Christ in Tyler will be speaker. Her topic is "If the Shoe...
Two Easter egg hunts are scheduled the next two weekends. A community-wide Easter egg hunt is planned 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Lexington Place Nursing and Rehab, 330 Bagley Rd. in Rusk. The event is open to children ages one-13. There will be prizes, popcorn and snow cones. The annual Rusk Easter egg hunt is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Jim Hogg Park. Children from toddler age through the third grade are invited to participate. Sponsors are the Rusk Kiwanis Club and Brookshire Bros. Easter egg hunts planned at Lexington Place, Jim Hogg

March 31 is last chance to purchase Girl Scout cookies
Rusk/Alto Girl Scout Troop 139 will hold its final Cookie Booth from 9 a.m.- noon on Saturday, March 31. The Booth will be at Rick's Convenience Store at the four-way stop...
Sermon series underway
The Rev. Ken Jones, pastor of the Falvey United Methodist Church began a new series of sermons, "They Received Him Gladly" March 25. The March 25 sermon centered around...
REP. HOPSON Chuck Hopson gives update on state legislation to Democratic Club
State Rep. Chuck Hopson, DJacksonville, presented an update on activities of the 80th legislature at the 9 a.m. Saturday meeting of the Cherokee...

Ballots finalized for city, school elections
May 12 elections will be cancelled for the City of Alto, both Wells city and school, City of Gallatin, City of Reklaw and City of New Summerfield. When there is no...
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 2009 and United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2292 gathered at the Statute of John H. Reagan in Palestine to dedicate a new Texas Historical Commission marker. 40 attend dedication
Sons of Confederate Veterans Cross of Saint Andrew Camp # 2009 of Cherokee County was invited Saturday, March 10, by the United Daughters of the...

Alto ISD posts 76% passing rate for 3rd grade on TAKS
After congratulations were made to the middle school and elementary school students who participated in the district UIL Academic Meet, the campus principals made their...
Robbers steal Family Dollar's safe, cash
Intruders broke the front glass door of the Family Dollar Store on North Main Street in Rusk during the night March 15. Lt. Stephen Hughes of the Rusk Police Department...
Legislators tack on bill riders for train
Identical riders have been attached to finance and appropriation bills in the Texas Senate and the House of Representatives to fund the Texas State Railroad as a state park...
Rusk pitcher Chance Davis takes the signal for his next pitch during a recent game between the Rusk Eagles and the Elkhart Elks. The game, which marked the beginning of baseball season for the Eagles, whets fans' appetites for summer league baseball. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Baseball enthusiasts get in the swing for summer
One thing that has been a constant in America over the generations is baseball, said Terrance Mann, a character in the hit movie Field of...

18-year-old dies in 1-car accident
Randall Scott (Scotty) McDaniel, 18, of Jacksonville died Saturday night in a one-vehicle accident on FM 2138 at Maydelle. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by...