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Leland Acker is on the mark with softball coverage, recent columns
I really enjoyed Leland Acker's column, quot;Staying Focused on the Finish Line.quot; (See March 19 issue.) It was very well written and inspirational. I hope our...
Website for job-seekers is bigger and improved
AUSTIN - WorkInTexas. com, the proven Texas jobsearch Web site, is bigger and better than ever. Through a partnership with JobCentral.com, a national job-search...
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Following 2007 slump, most Cherokee County cities show improved...
Sales tax rebates appear to be increasing modestly again in Cherokee County. For purchases made in January, sales tax collections jumped 93...


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At one of the polling l locations in Cherokee County last week, the scanning machine was sandwiched between the door and the registration table. When several people waited in line to register, they blocked access to the scanning machine. Because ballots were inserted "face up," curious eyes could steal a glance at the ballot before it was fed into the machine. To Protect Privacy of Voters, Furniture Needs to Be Re-Arranged at...
Democrats and Republicans can most likely agree on this cornerstone of our democracy: The secret ballot should allow voters to cast ballots with...


RHS scholarship will honor an extraordinary life
Dear Friend, 8 June 2007 "Today, I finally arrived in Liberia! Help me while I'm here to be a light brighter than any has shone before." These were Collin Carroll's...
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Joshua Acker Newspaper celebrates 158th birthday with open house


Sports is not about 'just winning'
I am so disappointed with the decision to remove Coach Wayne Mahaffey as athletic director at Rusk High School. I know the avid sports fans may disagree with me, and I...
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Recent sales tax reports reflect stronger local economy and include...
Retail sales in December are helping give a jump start to the most recent sales tax reports released by the state comptroller's office. For...


61 years later, woman's prayer is answered
Back in July of 2006 1 traveled to Vinnitsa, Ukraine, for a two week missionary trip that would include one week of children's camp or what we call vacation Bible school...
Thanks, Brookshire Bros.
I would like to commend our local Brookshire Bros. store for providing a place inside the store to recycle the many plastic bags which we end up with after shopping....
CLARIFICATION
In the Jan. 13 issue of the Cherokeean Herald, a photo caption on the front page incorrectly stated that Ramona Gillen ran underneath a Rusk ISD school bus. Ms. Gillen's...