Health

Drivers Needed
Sarah Welch, the director of the Meals on Wheels program, is looking for volunteer drivers. “We need drivers, it doesn’t matter if they want to drive once or twice a month...
2017 United Way Outreach Food Packaging Event
The public is invited to join from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Palestine Junior High School 1600 S. Loop 256 for the event. This is just a reminder to...
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Handlers Class
Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers program is now being offered here at the Cherokee County Courthouse Annex 165 East 6th St. #104, Rusk....
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Francis celebrates 80th Anniversary
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of their Health System. Pictured from the left are Steve Keuer, MD,...


Eyeglasses, cases needed at Rusk State Hospital
There is an ongoing need for used eyeglasses and cases at Rusk State Hospital. Persons with used eyeglasses are asked to contact Community Relations at (903) 683-7327.
Summer Food Service Program
Alto ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and under regardless of race, color, national origin,...
Former Rusk Graduate Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh, DPh, Begins Term as...
Jeanne D. Waggener, RPh, DPh, began her term as president of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) during the Final Business Session of the Association’s...
2017 United Way Outreach Food Packaging Event
The public is invited to join from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at the Palestine Junior High School 1600 S. Loop 256 for the event. This is just a reminder to...
Top Five Tips to Save Money on Health Care Expenses during April’s...
Over the last 10 years, out-of-pocket health care costs for Americans have more than doubled, with medical expenses now accounting for 8 percent of annual household...
Ray Thompson Center for Physical and Intellectual Excellence gets...
“The family of Ray Thompson, who served as Chief Operating Officer for CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System for three decades before his...


Many of Medicare’s preventive screenings come at no cost to patients
How often do people try to ignore an ache or pain by telling themselves, “Maybe if I do nothing, it’ll go away.” Sometimes that works. But wishful thinking isn’t the best...
Texas Poison Center Network Recommends Cleaning Out Your Medicine...
Protect kids, family and the environment by properly disposing of unwanted and expired medicines. Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and...
Eyeglasses, cases needed at Rusk State Hospital
There is an ongoing need for used eyeglasses and cases at Rusk State Hospital. Persons with used eyeglasses are asked to contact Community Relations at (903) 683-7327.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension announces Food Manager certification...
The class will be at 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 and 3, at the AgriLife Extension Office located at 165 East 6th St., Rusk. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
Gardening is more effective exercise than going to the gym: burns...
In addition to enhancing life skills and boosting food security, there is another major benefit of gardening, researchers have found: fitness. Long-time gardeners have...