Cherokeean/Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 141, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 4, 1990 Page: 1 of 12
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Established Feb. 27, 1850 as the Cherokee Sentinel ~ Texas' Oldest, Continuously Published Weekly Newspaper
Vol. 141, No. 48 - 8 Pages
Thursday, January 4, 1990
Rusk, Texas 75785 25 cents
for office filing
Filing continued through 6 p.m.
Tuesday for Texas State and County
Democratic and Republican primary
Filing for State Representative,
District 11 are two Democrats and
two Republicans. Democrats are
Elton Bomer of Anderson County
and Buck Bonner of Freestone
County. Republican asking places
on the ballot are Frances Ann Dear
and Christian Reagan.
County positions up for election
are County Judge, County Court at
Law Judge, County Clerk, District
Clerk, Commissioners, Precinct 2
and Precinct 4; County Surveyor
and Justices of the Peace, Precincts
Í, 2,3, and 4.
A check with John Robert Adam-
son, Cherokee County Democratic
Chairman, at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
ihowed those filing for office to in-
Incumbent Emmett H.
Whitehead, County Judge;; Alton
Hicks, Incumbent Commission, Pre-
cinct 2; Billy J. McCutcheon, In-
cumbent Commissioner Precinct 4;
Diann Norton, incumbent County
Treasurer; Fairy Upshaw, Incum-
bent County Clerk.
Also,Incumbent Court at Law
Judge LeRue Dixon; Candis Blank-
inship, Mary Lou Traylor and Mar-
lys Sue Mason, candidates for Dis-
trict Clerk; Curtis Lindsey, candi-
date for Commissioner, Precinct 4;
Archie Cook, Incumbent Peace
Justice, Precinct 1; Incumbent Dal-
ford Stewart, Justice of the Peace,
Precinct 2; Ray Patton, Peace Jus-
tice, Precinct 3 office holder; Bennie
Hood, peace justice, Precinct 3 chal-
lenger; Bobby Caveness, Incum-
bent Justice of the Peace, Precinct
4; and Wayne Morgan, incumbent
Adamson has filed for re-election
as Cherokee County Democratic
Jack Jeter, Republician County
Chairman, was not available Tues-
day. However, a check last week
showed no one had filed for county
Daugherty wins tournament
By: MARK RAIBORN
The weather was a little on the
cold side Monday afternoon, but it
^•mldj^'t keep Gerald Daugherty
,«u I-.., inning the First Annual New
Years Day Elimination Tourna-
Daugherty, from Jacksonville,
defeated Doyle Rasberry, of Rusk,
.. on the last hole. The hold appeared
to be won by Rasberry, but Daugh-
erty sunk a twelve foot putt to force
In the playoff, Daugherty chipped
closest to the hole and eliminated
Rasberry. Craig Lamb, of Jackson-
ville, finished in third place.
The Rusk Golf Association would
like to thank everyone who partici-
pated in making this tournament a
The next R.G.A. meetingis Sched-
uled for 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4 in
the Fireman's Inn. All members and
potential members are encouraged
lead fire calls
By: JAMES CAMPBELL
Rusk VFD Reporter
The last week of 1989 kept the
Rusk VFD busy answering 16 calls,
11 of which were grass and woods
fires, the Texas Forest Service a sked
everyone to refrain from burning,
but this did not stop many people
from doing so anyway. The recent
rain will help this problem, how-
ever, persons should still use cau-
tion when burning.
Rusk VFD assisted Jacksonville
FD with a grass and house fire,
assisted Alto VFD with the old
Linwood School fire and were called
to two car fires this past week.
On Sunday morning 13 firemen
and two units were called to a m^j or
traffic accident, north of Dialville
on FM 347. A pickup ran off the road
and hit a tree, pinning the driver in
the vehicle. Rusk firemen used the
Jaws of Life to free the 20 year old
male driver. He was transported to
a Tyler hospital in critical condi-
December was the most active
month of the year for Rusk VFD
with 42 calls. Total calls for 1989
were 196 with 76 in the city limits of
Rusk and 120 in the county.
Fire calls during the year include
29 house fires, eight in the city
limits and 21 in the county; five
mobile home fires, one in the city
and four in the county; 24 car fires,
eightin the city and 16 in the county;
32 accidents and wrecks with 10
inside the city limits and 22 in the
county; 66 grass and woods fires
with 13 inside the city limits and 53
outside; 13 smoke Bcares, all inside
the city; two gas/diesel spills inside
the city; 25 Air I helicopter assists
with 23 inside the city and two out.
A break-down of fire calls shows
21 in January; seven in February;
19 in March; eight, April; 12, May;
13, June; nine in July; 16 in August;
15 in September; 16 in October; 18
in November and 42 in December.
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Alto fish fry slated
The Alto Lions Club will hold a
fish fry from 5p.m. until 8 p.m. Fri-
day, Jan. 5. Price will be $6 for "all
you can eat."
Garbage pick up
Garbage will be picked up Friday,
Jan. 5 in Alto
Permits to build
Permits were issued by the City
of Rusk for building construction
and renovation totaling $602,190in
1989, according to records in the
office of Orville Lynn Johnson, di-
rector of public works.
Medical Awareness Systems of
Tyler will be at First State Bank,
Rusk, for cholesterol screening,
triglicerites and glucose tests from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tues-
day, Jan. 8 and 9.
A $7 charge will be made for each
test. No fasting is necessary for the
cholesterol, but a 12 hour faBt is re-
quired for the other two tests.
Directors for the Rusk Chamber
of Commerce will meet at noon Mon-
day, Jan. 8 at the Southern Motor
All directors are urged to attend
and visitors are welcome.
Jeanne Bowen of Palestine has
ted Republican County
for Anderson County. She
Frances Ann Dear, who
in order that she might
her name on the March 13
ballot as a
ALMOST GROWN—Angle McClure celebrated her 17th
birthday on Jan. 1. She was first pictured In this publication
In 1973 soon after her birth at Nan Travis Hospital. Che was
the first baby born to Rusk parents that year. Last summer
she took her first job as a checker at Brookshires Bros. She
says she enjoys her work. Work, practice as a majorette
and studies seem to take much of her time. Angle Is the
daughter of Barbara and Kenny McClure of Rusk. Her
grandmothersare Dorothy McClure and Janece Culiom.
Wells ISD trustees are currently
in discussion as to a replacement for
newly departed Superintendent Dr.
Victoria Williams. Dr. Williams
resigned effective Dec. 31, 1989, to
take a similar position at a school
district in New Jersey.
Wells board members met Dec.
26 and 28 and were to meet Tues-
day, Jan. 2, to discuss a replace-
ment for Dr. Williams.
In the meantime, classes reopened
at Wells following the Christmas
holiday with members of the ad-
ministrative Btaff in charge of day-
to-day operations at the school.
lead in campaign
By: REV. KEITH HASSELL
It is a new year and a new decade
for the Rusk Ministerial Alliance
and the churches of the community.
What could be a more effective way
to reach individuals and families in
this community with the love of
Christ and interest in their lives
than a door to door campaign? This
is the goal for the Rusk Ministerial
Alliance and cooperating churches
in the community.
Two consecutive Saturdays, Jan.
13 and 20 are designated for teams
of two to go out in the area consist-
ing of Rusk and homes within one
mile radius of Rusk. The purposed
will be to distribute a New Testa-
ment into every home with a warm
invitation to begin the 1990s with
actively attending a church of their
choice. A register of local churcheB
will be included with the testaments.
A brief survey will also be taken of
each household to help the churches
and the Rusk Ministerial Alliance
better understand and aid the spiri-
tual needs of the community.
Prayers and cooperation of per-
sons in the community are appreci-
ated. The effort will be cap-stoned
with a "Friendship Sunday" on Jan.
28 to encourage everyone to reach
out and invite friends and loved
ones to attend church with them.
Persons, who desire to partici-
pate in this effort, a training session
will be held Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10
am. in the fellowship hall of the
First Baptist Church for all work-
ers. A nursery will be provided.
New drug education
Tom Haddock, deputy sheriff for
Cherokee County, was guest
speaker at the Wednesday noon Ro-
tary Club luncheon meeting. Don
Vandever was program chairman
and introduced Haddock.
ALTO VOLUNTEER FIREMEN Kenneth Clark and Luck) Castro
received minor Injuries Dec. 24 after this vehicle overturned
while returning from a house Are on Hwy. 21 West.
Rusk police make 5,643
calls, collect $81,696
Rusk police made 5,643 calls
during the year 1989. Police issued
some 1,502 tickets, made 249 ar-
Auditions for the Cherokee Civic
Theatre's children musical "Cinder-
ella" have been set for Thursday,
Jan. 4 and Saturday, Jan. 6,1990,
according to Marcelette Broussard,
"Cinderella" will be presented
Feb. 23, 24 and 26,1990.
The early January auditions for
the production will be held at the
Cherokee Theatre in Rusk. High
school and junior high school stu-
dents, who are interested in speak-
ing roles, will audition at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 4, 1990. Chorus/
dancers will audition at 10 a.m.
Saturday. Jan. 6,1990. Students of
all grade levels will be used in the
Broussard will l>«
rests and investigated 84 accidents.
Arrests included 19 thefts, 74
public intoxicated, 17 driving while
intoxicated, four failure to main-'
tain single lane (drinking), two
possession of stolen property, 29
possession of marijuana, 38 traffic
warrants, one driving while license
Also, five possession of drug para-
phernalia, three criminal trespass,
14 disorderly conduct, nine minor
in possession of alcohol, four unlaw-
ful carrying a weapon, one fleeing
from a peace officer, one burglary of
a motor vehicle, two unauthorized
use of a motor vehicle, four assault
charges, four failure to identify self
to a peace officer.
Also, three possession of a con-
trolled substance, one possession of
a dangerous drug, one delivery of
marijuana, two making alcohol
available to a minor, five forgeries,
four charges of burglary of a habita-
tion, one aggravated kidnapping,
one assault of a peace office and two
tor iryjury to a child.
The Rusk police collected
k of that $84,287.(4
"The Drug Abuse Resistance
Education program began in the
Los Angeles Police Department in
1983 and has been moving through-
out the country since. The develop-
ment of programs for children in the
fifth or sixth grades has met with
significant success in many areas.
It is a seventeen week program
teaching children in decision mak-
ing in drug, alcohol, tobacco use
and to learn to say No. I am pleased
to have been assigned to head up
this program in Rusk, Alto, Wells
and New Summerfield and will be
in classrooms at these schools be-
ginning Jan. 22," stated the speaker.
Haddock is the only trained offi-
cer in the county and will be work-
ing in the classroom in the above
mentioned schools. Following com-
pletion with Rusk, Alto, Wells and
New Summerfield schools, the pro-
gram will move to the Jacksonville
CHARRED REMAINS of the old Grange HaN School at Un-
wood after a trash fire got out of control Dec. 26.
Chamber banquet slated
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toe. and *17.408.96
Robert Gonzales will assume the
presidency of the Rusk Chamber of
Commerce. Outgoing President
Stephanie Cavenes* will turn over
the reins of office to Ooniales at the
49th annual banquet at 6:30 b u
Jan 18 at the Ku«* Junior High
New officers, directors and com-
mittee assignments will be an-
nounced during the evening feativi-
Oeorge Smith, publisher of the
Marshall News Messenger will
entertain and inform banquet at-
Undw m KtuNit upwtilL^r
Cherokee County «teens can
contact the area Social Security
office by calling 1-800-2345-SSA
(1-800-243-6772). Changes af-
fecting Social Security cheeks can
be reported by catting the num-
ber, as well as appointments
made and Answers to questions
Representatives from the So-
cial Security office at Palestine
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