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Dining experience at T.J. Rusk Cafe was delightful
I went to lunch at the T.J. Rusk Cafe last Friday. I found the silverware already out, the establishment clean and the prices highly competitive. The buffet had marinated...
Don't fear trying new things
We had lunch at the new Tree House Restaurant on Saturday. The menu is limited to tortas and tacos - two of my favorite foods. A torta is a sandwich made from a sub type...
Kudos to Rusk chamber
I thought this was the best Fair on the Square we have had in the 14 years I have lived in Rusk. I think the advertising paid off resulting in an extra large crowd. I met a...
Thanks to career day patrons
Alto High School Career Day was held May 23. Members of the community shared with students their knowledge and experience in the "world of work." Participants giving of...
SFA is currently advising prospective nursing students
The faculty, staff, and students of the Richard and Lucille DeWitt School of Nursing are excited about coming to Rusk. As everyone knows, the nursing shortage is acute and...
Stamp club needs members
The Cherokee County Stamp club would like to invite Rusk Junior High students to become new members. The hobby of stamp collecting is a rewarding experience that will stay...
So long, Leland
Good-bye to Cherokeean Herald writer/reporter Leland Acker, who is moving to Brownwood to begin a new church. I grew up in Alto (actually in Dog Town on the Linwood...
Cherokee County cities hold steady in retail sales while rest of...
An unexpected consequence of the high price of fuel is an increase in sales tax collections. "Our business is up," said Lita Nong, owner of...

COMMENTARY
Have you ever tried to get help with a computer problem and ended up smashing your head against a language barrier with someone in a foreign...

Fire department appreciates community support
The North Cherokee County Volunteer Fire Department's third annual community awareness and fish fry held April 26 was a great success. This was due to our generous...
Kudos to newspaper staff
I just wanted to let you know that I am renewing my subscription with pleasure. You do such a wonderful job. Your paper is high quality and warm spirited. I would like to...
Rusk needs competing businesses
I read about the new McDonald's coming to Rusk. I suppose that is all well and good. Anyone else have any opinions on this please respond. But personally I think we have...
A trooper is dead; repeat felons deserve maximum bonds
Re: DPS trooper James Scott Burns, 39, was shot and killed April 29 in Marion County by Brandon Wayne Robertson, 37. Judge Forrest Phifer should review his criteria for...
Fighting a battle on the front lines
Regulations restricting military chaplains from worship and praying according to their faith unjustly strip our service people of their First Amendment rights - and put our...
A hero passes
Last week a hero died. Tom Barrow was the most decorated soldier I've ever known. He fibbed about his age to join the Marines at age 16 and was in Pearl Harbor in...