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National Day of Prayer slated Thursday, May 3
The Rusk Ministerial Alliance will sponsor the annual National Day of Prayer observance on the courthouse lawn at noon Thursday May 3. The Rev. Keith Hassell of Grace...
Book will be featured at Weatherford College workshop
Hugh Neeld of Jacksonville, author of "The Curmudgeon Report," will be one of 45 Texas writers participating in Books 'n Authors 'n All That Jazz, hosted by Weatherford...
Study begins at Wells Falvey United Methodist
A six weeks world religion study at Falvey United Methodist Church in Wells begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Text for the study is "Christianity and World Religions,"...
Master Gardener group hosts plant sale, garden tour
The Cherokee County Master Gardener Association will host its semi-annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Stripling Clinic parking lot, 555 Jackson St.,...
County clean-up is April 21
A county-wide clean-up day is Saturday, April 21. Dumpsters will be available at all four county barns and at the Cherokee County Airport from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sites will...
ET Genealogical Society meets April 14 in Tyler
East Texas Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Tyler Public Library in the Taylor Auditorium. Michael J. Vaughn will present a program...
It's time to plant for June 8 'best tomato' competition
The 2007 Best Homegrown Tomato Contest will award $150 to the Cherokee County grower or gardener who enters the best plate of three tomatoes. Also, the individual entering...
Rotary Club golf tourney scheduled for April 14
The Rusk Rotary Club's annual Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits the Rotary Scholarship Fund, will be held Saturday, April 14, at the Birmingham Forest Golf Club in...
Easter cold snap brings snow l Chris Davis hurried outside Saturday as an Easter snow blanketed the area. He tried to cover his recently-planted tomato plants to save them from a possible freeze. Temperatures hovered around 33 degrees, and experts believe that most plants will survive. Fruit, vegetable producers get steamed over Easter cold snap
East Texans were surprised to find snow falling on Saturday. While some enjoy walking in a winter wonderland, area farmers scrambled to protect...


Romantic ride scheduled for Texas State Railroad
An evening of romance can be captured on the Texas State Railroad on Saturday, April 21. The Friends of the Texas State Railroad is sponsoring the Texas State Railroad...
Christian Writers slate meeting April 12
Martha L. Rogers, board president of the statewide Christian writers orgainzation will present "Everything I Need to Know About Christian Writing" at the 6:45 p.m. April 12...
Sermon series underway
The April 15 message of the Rev. Ken Jones at Falvey United Methodist Church at Wells will come from John 21 and will be entitled "When the risen Christ comes looking for...
Veterans appreciation party
A special salute to all veterans is planned for 7-10 p.m. June 29, on the eve of Rusk's massive July 4th ceremony and parade. Another first for Rusk, the event will include...
Spring clean-up in Rusk will be April 28, May 5
Rusk spring clean-up days have been scheduled for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, April 28 and May 5 at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 and Conley Park. The dumpsters are only...
Cherokee students named to SFA dean's list
Cherokee County residents named to the Stephen F. Austin State University dean's list include: from Alto, Luke Alan Johnson majoring in pre-medicine, Tad Evans Scott...