Cherokeean/Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 145, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1993 Page: 2 of 20
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Pag*. Two—CHEROKEE AN/! IERAI.1) «I Rusk, IVxas—lluirsil.iv, Soplombor l( , i'W3
the passing scene
with Marie Whitehead
The opening home game of t he '03
season for the Rusk Eagles also
market! "Homecoming" for ex-stu-
dents Friday night. How the first
game at home, came to I*' the com-
ing-home one. I'm not sure. Don't
believe 1 wns asked...but it was a
super event! Happily, the Eagles
won and all the homecomers had
extra reason to tie joyful.
Each passing year's football sea-
son is marked by a few students'
participation who are special to us.
Needless to say, there's Aaron
Barnett, Eagle No. 8, whose
mother. Dorothy, was an outstand-
ing basketball player. No. 23 I be-
lieve, when she was a student at
RHS. Nathan Taylorbrings memo-
ries of his dad's outstanding ath-
letic ability when he was a senior in
1971. We do remember! And then
there's one special young man who
is a part time employee of this com-
pany, Steven Patterson. Two of
his three brothers and his mom are
former staff members, too. Del,
Johnny Glen and Mary Ann
Speaking of former, it was noted
last week that Don Buchanan had
been a recent visitor. And Wednes-
day. along comes another former
news editor. Glen Brown now of
Huntsville. He had time to watch
the way in which we mail out pa-
pers today and he and the Better
Half reminised the "way we used to
do it." Glen is now retired from the
staff at Sam Houston State Univer-
sity which means he is really busier
than ever! He and wife Norma
moved here in 1957 and left in 1962
Louise Nicholson reports that
she has recently returned from a
nice visit with her daughter, Janice,
at Austin. All visits to Austin are
nice! Janice came home with her
mom and stayed a few days here,
Among the under-the-weather
■folks are Dovie Curtis, who's go-
ing to have a test or two; Leota
Vaughn, who is recovering from
surgery; Affie Webb and Dorothy
McClure, both much better and a
number of folks who either have it,
or they're getting over, something
we just might call "Fall Crud."
Among these are Rae Vick and
sister, Chloe Waddell.
Perhaps a "fall rain" softly falling
on the plains, the panes and the
¿-pines might effect a cure for the
drizzily noses, weeping eyes, sore
One happy lady last Sunday was
Lorene Hugghins who announced
that she has a new great grandson!
He is the grandson of their son
Glenn and perhaps we'll get the
complete details soon.
Busy for some of us means happy,
and Eva Cummins has been both
lately. We have conversed regard-
Christina Driver is enrolled as a
freshman student at Lon Morris
College for the Fall Semester.
She was incorrectly reported in
this publication last week as plan-
ning to enroll at ITT, Garland.
Objections, non-sequiturs, cheerful
distrust, joyous mockery—all are signs of
health. Everything absolute belongs in
the realm of pathology.
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Another busy, happy fella' seen in
passing recently is "Dub" Isaacs.
One would t hink he would have quite
enough to do...without serving as
the area's animal shelter...seems a
Mom dog with many small ones, a
regular family of them, nine in all,
have adopted Dub. Watching him
feed the hungry creatures, I was
reminded of an early folk wisdom,
"judge a man by the way he treats
animals." Guess that explains why
he has boon so long in service to
happy customers! More than 40
Citizens' hearts go out to Jack
and Opal Fitts, whose daughter
Kathy is scheduled for more tests
early this week. Concern centers on
a possible malignancy. With her
husband, Ron, the couple has three
children. They live in Houston.
Opal's brother, Soda 1 lolsomback,
is being cared for in a home for
senior citizens in Nacogdoches.
RUSK HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING CANDIDATES and their escorts are from left
Angela Pope and her escort, her step-father. Randall Kennedy; Holly Williams and
her escort, her father, Roger Williams; and Queen Lisa Mitchell and her escort
Chris White. Miss Pope is the daughter of Randall and Sharon Kennedy and Mark
Pope. Miss Williams is the daughter of Roger Williams and Sharon Houeser. Miss
Mitchell is the daughter of Margaret Garner and Charles Mitchell. White is the son
of Patti and Jack White. -staff photo
RUSK STATE HOSPITAL patients benefit from food items grown on the hospital's
A&M Experimental Garden. Natural and commercial fertilizers are tested at the
garden and the RSH residents are treated to the fresh grown produce from the
garden. Here residents attend the first RSH FarmFest Celebration. Watermelons,
cantaloupe and fresh apples are served. Some 1,500 pounds of tomatoes were
harvested and served at meal time. -staff photo
Roger Frieda featured on Nashville showcase
Roger Frieda, longtime Rusk resi-
dent, was recently featured on a
Nashville showcase, promoting his
new album, "Lóve is a Winding
Recording as Roger Earl, the
thirty year old singer cut the coun-
try album last March for (FIA
records, an independent label and
the single, "My Crazy Mind" Was
released last week.
The showcase was held at the
elite Nashville club, Diamond-N-
the Ruff, co-owned by Nigel Olsen.
Producing the showcase was former
backup singer for Dolly Parton and
Donna Fargo. ,
"The main purpose of showcasing
an entertainer is for producers to
see him perform every song on an
album live," says Earl.
A showcase audience consists
mainly of producers, booking agents,
and managers by invitation only.
The first single release off the
album, "My Crazy Mind (is Driving
Me Insane)," is a line dancing up
tempo song written by Rick West
and John McCollum. John
McCollum is a staff writer for Lib-
Roger says his personal favorite
on the album is a ballad, "What
About Us," which may be released
at a later date under a major label.
"It was a tremendous learning
experience to work with such a leg-
end in the recording industry as
Gene Rice, who engineered my al-
bum." Rice engineered seventeen of
nineteen number one hits for Ala-
bama. "Gene told me what he liked
most about the album is the diver-
sity in the material."
The development of Rogers' style
began as early as an eight year old
when he was taking piano lessons
from two elderly black ladies. "I got
the benefit of different types of mu-
sic, the blues from my piano teach-
ers, and later, more classical styles
from the school choir.
"You either like country music or
you don't, and I did. I grew up on it.
Being an only child, I was raised
around adults. Guys from Daddy's
for stage presence to Gloria Dotson
and the late Zula Pearson. "They
made me conscience of the impor-
tance of stage presence while work-
ing on the musical production,
"Scrooge" for the Cherokee Civic The-
atre in 1979.
Roger is currently busy promoting
his new album and is preparing to go
on the road performing across the
country. "There are so many talented
people out there, but ninety-five per-
cent of success is promotion.'
Compact discs and cassettes are
available at CD Warehouse in Tyler,
Don's Meat Market, Prescription
Pharmacy, and Flowers-N-Things in
ROTARY DISTRICT 5910 GOV. Chester R. Burns,
center, and his RotaryAnn Ann, are welcomed to
the Rusk Club by President Jerry Murphy. Gov.
Burns made his official visit to the Rusk Rotary
Club on Sept. 7 and 8. -staff photo
By Melanie Black
In the last two weeks The Alto
Fire Department has had nine grass
fires, one hay fire, one car fire and
one house fire.
Due to the lack of rain, we again
ask members of the community not
to do any outside burning.
We would like to thank the Rusk
Fire Department for their assistance
in the past weeks. It has been greatly
Roger Ear. GO EdgleS, GO 'JdCliCts!
job would come over and play music
just at the house for fun. My grandpa
on steel guitar, and Daddy on
At six and eight years old, Roger
says those first recording artists
that influenced him were Charley
Pride and Buck Owens. "Of course,
t he next entertainer who influenced
my performing style was Elvis
Presley. I had never seen a display
of such energy and stage charisma.
His showmanship in front of a live
audience helped set the course I
hoped to take.
Roger has been invited to perform
at "Dance Across Texas," one of the
largest dance clubs in the United
States. "The Oil Palace in Tyler is
looking at us to open up for top name
entertainers. The future is bright and
I feel once "My Crazy Mind" gets
some air play we'll get other gigs and
Roger has enjoyed working in the
outdoors in his nine year employ in
the Texas Parks and Wildlife as a
Park Ranger. He has done Dee Jay
work for rodeo dances, Rusk High
School Prom, and won the Talent
Search on the Louisiana Hayride in
Roger gives credit for his expertise
TEXAS STATE RAILROAD • RUSK, TEXAS
If a picture Is worth a thousand words, then a wall-sized
mural Is worth a corporate battle. When Chevron oil told
Fas-Fll owner Steve Thompson to cover the city landmark
with white paint, he dropped the oil giant as his distribu-
tor and signed on with Conoco. The mural will remain as
a sign of community support for the Texas State Railroad.
TAAS/TEAMS 1993 fall registration scheduled
For individuals who have met all
other graduation requirements and
who may or may not be still enrolled
in a Texas High School, there will be
a fall administration of both the
TEAMS and TAAS tests.
Beginning this fall, all individu-
als who wish to take the TEAMS
tests must register in advance. This
includes students currently enrolled
in Texas public high schools as well
as individuals who have completed
all other high graduation require-
The only individuals who must
register for the TAAS tests are those
who are no longer enrolled in school
and who have not met minimum
expectations of all sections of the
TAAS test. The testing dates and
times for the TEAMS and the TAAS
TAAS: Writing-Tuesday, Oct. 19;
Reading—Wednesday, Oct. 20;
Mathematics-Thursday, Oct. 21.
TEAMS: English Language Arts-
- Wednesday, Oct. 20; Mathemat-
ics-Thursday, Oct. 21.
All testing will be administered
at Rusk High School on the above
dates, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Registration packets are being
distributed at Rusk High School as
well as other high schools in Texas.
The registration form must be com-
pleted and returned in the pre-ad-
dressed envelope and must be re-
ceived in Iowa City, Iowa, no later
than 5 p.m. Sept. 28.
Neither the Texas Education
Agency, National Computer Sys-
tem, nor Rusk ISD will be respon-
sible for registration forms that are
delayed or lost in the mail.
To ensure that individuals are
registered, forms should be sent
either by registered mail or certi-
Questions concerning fall test-
ing should be directed to the Texas
Education Agency, Division of In-
structional Outcomes Assessment,
(512) 463-9536 or Jov Jones, Rusk
ISD, (903) 683-2502.'
JESSICA CRYSUP on behalf of Rusk High School
receives a porcelain plate from RHS Class of 19S8
member Robert Watson. The plate commemorated
the class's reunion trip to Europe this summer.
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The Lovers, Morriss West. Ayoung
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