Cherokeean/Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 144, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 18, 1992 Page: 3 of 18
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CHEROKEEAN/HERALD of Rusk, Texas—Thursday, June 18,1992—Page Three
70MEN OF THE RUSK First United Methodist Church honored Lorene McCollum
rtth a Get Acquainted Reception June 9. Mrs. McCollum is the wife of the
church's new pastor, the Rev. Everett McCoUum. The couple moved to Rusk the
preceding week. Some 42 guests called to greet Mrs. McCollum. Hostesses were
Lois Taggart, assisted by Sharon Fisher, June Crysup, Juanita Birkelbach
Mildred Chapman, Mary Madden, Del Cox and Ruby Burchfield. On hand for the
event were from left Ruth Ross, Polly Maness, Mrs. Madden, Mrs. McCollum and
Mrs. Taggart. -staff photo
News from Rusk Nursing Home
Residents of Rusk Nursing Home
will have a Father's Day party at 3
p.m. Friday, June 19 in the dining
room. "Make your own Banana
Split" will be served. Those to be
honored are Charles Pike, Charles
Watson, William Kincaid, John
Burran from Rusk Nursing Home
and LoysBeairdandB. W. Newman
at Gabbert Place.
May was a busy month. After
Mother's Day and Nursing Home
Week, there was a Memorial Day
celebration. A "42" party was held
on May 16. Attending were Lottie
Sullivan of Nacogdoches, Mrs. Ruby
Burkett and Mrs. Adilene Farmer
of Whitehouse, Mr. and Mrs. Coy
Walker ofWells, Mrs. Kay Martin of
Gallatin, Mrs. Velma Oaks of Rusk,
Loys Beaird of Rusk and Jerry
Walles of Reklaw. Beaird and Mrs.
Oaks won first place; Mrs. Martin
and Walles, second place; and Mrs.
Farmer and Mrs. Burkett, third
place. All received a trophy. James
Ford came in at the end and played
some rounds for Mrs. Sullivan. He
and Ms. Hardy received a consola-
Velma Walker, administrator, has
donated a set of twin size, quilted
bed covers and two pillow covers.
Donations are being asked for $2
each. The drawing for the winner
will be on July 3. Monies derived
from this project will go toward the
Claudia Oliver will celebrate her
birthday on June 30. Employees
having birthdays are Dana Dosser,
June 18; Marsha Cox, June 24; and
Delores Robinson, June 29. Cathy
Booth will celebrate her second year
anniversary on June 10 and Mary
Smith her first on June 5.
Plans are to visit the Herring Wild
Life Park at Ponta on June 16.
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The average depth of the
Atlantic ocean is 11,370 feet.
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'How to' told
By... WAYNE PLANTA,
Cherokee County Extensión
As the days grow longer and
warmer, vegetable gardens growing
in East Texas prosper. In someone's
vegetable garden, here in Cherokee
County, a tomato ripens on the vine
that will become the most valuable
tomato in East Texas in less than a
week. It is only pink now, not show-
ing the brilliance of the red flesh it
soon will display. Soon it will the
most famous tomato in East Texas,
because it will become the Jackson-
ville Championship Tomato of1992.
The plant is healthy, free from
disease and insects, adequately wa-
tered and fertilized, it is capable of
producing a tomato that will be the
best of the best. The leaves shade
the developing fruit from sunscald
and adequate calcium prevents blos-
som end rot, a common malady of its
land. The gardener has staked the
plant or surrounded it with a cage
for support, keeping the fruit from
contacting the ground where it can
spoil and get sand blasted. All of the
proper precautions are being taken
to insure that the fruit develops nor-
mally with good form, shape, color
and, most importantly, a superb
To friends your garden may ap-
pear similar to many others they
have seen. Imagine how they will
feel when they realize that you have
been growing the Jacksonville
Championship Tomato. The plaque
and ribbon will be your proof that
you are among the best in horticul-
tural circles. Your garden is award
wining. You can be proud of your
Whether this is happeningin your
garden while you read this is some-
thing you can only learn if you enter
your best tomatoes in the Jackson-
ville Tomato Championships on
June 22. The Cherokee County Fruit
and Vegetable Show and the Jack-
sonville Tomato Championships
will be held on that date at the
Cherokee County Farmer's Market
located on Hwy. 69 across from Wal-
Mart in Jacksonville.
All you need to enter are your
best examples of the fruits and veg-
etables you have grown this year.
There will even be a canned and
preserved division for those of you
who have put up your produce for
later consumption. The rules and
guidelines for the Fruit and Veg-
etable Show can be obtained at the
Cherokee County Farmer's Market
or from the County Extension Of-
fice in Rusk.
To enter the Jackson ville Tomato
Championship, simply bring 3 vine
ripened, tomatoes to the Farmer's
Market on Hwy. 69 in Jacksonville
before the entry deadline of 10 a.m.
Saturday morning June 20. They
will be placed in the Jacksonville
Tomato Championships after judg-
ing in the overall show i s completed.
The Fruit and Vegetable Show
for 1992 will also offer cash awards
for the best fruits, vegetables and
preserved produce. There is even a
youth division with cash awards!
Do you ha ve the Jacksonville Cha m-
pionship tomato in your garden?
Are your peppers award winners?
Find out by entering the contest)
For more i nformation, contact the
Cherokee County Extension Office
at 903-683-5416, or visit the
Farmer's Market. Educational Pro-
grams conducted by the Texas Ag-
ricultural Extension Service eerve
people of all agea without regard to
socioeconomic level, race, color, sex,
religion, handicap or national ori-
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meets June 6
Relatives of Sidney and Clara
Jenkins met Saturday, June 6, for
their sixth annual reunion at the
home of Chuck and Gwin Oliver at
Crockett. An outdoor barbecue 1 unch
was served to the fifty-seven present.
Much fellowship and fun was en-
joyed by all along with horseback
riding and wagon rides for the chil-
dren. Goldie Gullion of Crockett and
Odes Jenkins of El Paso, the two
surviving direct decendents were
present. All seven of the Jenkins
children were represented.
Those attending were: Odes and
Loraine Jenkins, Florence Jenkins,
Sidney Jenkins, Sidney Jinkins, Jr.,
Kathy, Tammy and Sammy, and
Philip Martin of El Paso; Gene and
Karen Metcalf ofV ada, N ew Mexico;
Ron, Mark, Joshua and Nicholas
Metcalf of Memphis, Tennessee;
Truman and Pat Smith of Vifor;
Robbie and Brandy Kellenberger of
Mesquite; Mark and Kathy Busbee
Also, Eugenia Perry, Elbert arüí
Linda Jenkins of Rusk; Pam Moore,
Brook, Chase and Britnye, Lenora
Evans, Beth Maloney, Courtney,
Lance and Adam of Henderson; Jan
and Jenne Bowers, Clay and Susan
Goad of Whitehouse; Elzie and
Ouida Jenkins of Lindale; James
and Helen Gullion of Waco; Carroll
and John Jenkins, Jewel and Johnie
Phillips and Jennifer of Tyler;
Shawn Smith of Baytown; Ted
Luckenbilt of Balch Spri ngs; Chuck
and Gwin Oliver, Zane and Leah
Oliver and two daughters of
Crockett; J.B. and Hazel Wright of
FRANCES AND RICHARD Johnson of Alto will be
honored on their golden wedding anniversary
with a reception Saturday, June 20, at the A.
Frank Smith United Methodist Church feUowship
hall. Friends and relatives are invited to call
between the appointed hours of 3 and 5 p.m.
Hosting the event will be their children and
held at TSR Park
Please have your pet
spayed or neutered!
The first Leonard Penn Halbert
Reunion was held Saturday, April
18 at the Texas State Railroad Park
Pavilion in Rusk. Relatives enjoyed
a covered dish dinner and a day of
fellowship. An Easter Egg Hunt for
the children was also held. Relatives
attending this event were L.P. and
Martha Halbert, Rusk; Steve and
Jennifer Halbert and family, Chas-
tity, David, and Steve Paul, Rusk;
Michell Slaton and family, Dustin
and Megan, Jacksonville; Lyndell
Gage, Jacksonville; LaJean Powell,
Jacksonville; Liz and Dawain
Kimbrell and family, Heather and
Drew, Jacksonville; Paul Powell with
family, Ashley and Josh, Jackson-
ville; Elaine Pruyn and Ranse
Pruyn, Cleburn; Kenny Taylor, Cor-
pus Christi; Gwendyln and C.J.
Also, Aline Coleman, Haskel,Ok.;
Abbie Ellis, Prantz ville, Ark.; Kathy
Anderson and family, Nicolas and
Kalay, Kenifick; Lucille Crews,
Dialville; Lois and Russell Pierce,
Oakland; Dana Arrington and son,
Dusty, College Station; Dale Crews
and son, Chris, Oakland; Kenneth
and Aleta Gates and family, Casey,
Angela and Ronnie, Oakland.
Guests attending were Emmett
Lloyd of Oakland and Tom Ball, Jr.
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