Cherokeean Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 159, No. 4, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 19, 2008 Page: 1 of 16
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C> Vol. 159 ■ No. 4 ■ 16 pgs.
Texas' Oldest Weekly Newspaper
March 19, 2008
Rusk, Texas ■ 50 cents
CITY OF RUSK
By Gloria Jennings
Rusk Junior Girl Scout Troop 139 will
clean and renovate Butler Park in Rusk.
Members of the I roop are working to earn
their Bronze Star Award.
They will clean thepark, build birdhouses.
plant flower sandrepair benches and tables
atthe park. They anticipate finishing their
work in approximately six months.
The girls met with the council at its
Thursday evening meeting.
During the regular council meeting,
members approved board members for the
115 Economic Development Board to take
oflice after the new corporation is approved
by the state,
Members of the new board will include the
existing five l.\ members. Charles I Iassell.
Lewie Byers, Maxine Session, Bobby Tosh
and Todd Foxworth and new members Ike
Frazer and Austin Young.
A resolution authorizes the city to file a
grant applicat ion with East Texas Council
of Governments for a Regional Solid Waste
Grant Program. The city is seeking funds
to pay for a wood chipper. Grant funds will
On the request of Texas Municipal League
personnel, the council adopted a resolution
requesting East Texas Medical Center to
consider contracting with United Health
Care Options PPO to allow network access
through TML Intergovernmental E mployee
City employees are currently able to use
the ruralETMG facilities without apenalty
until July |t
An ordinance was approved at the meet-
ing to regulate the production of films.
Bob Goldsberry, executive director of the
See CITY OF RUSK pg. 6A
EA STERS UN RISE RE-ENACTMENT
Costumed participants in the Eastside Baptist Church annual Easter pag-
eant portray the various parts of the drama of Jesus' last days on earth,
His crucifixion and resurrection.
Eastside Baptist Church
presents Easter production
25th year tradition will be
repeated this Sunday
A dream that began 25 years
to minister to the citizens of Rusk at
Easter will be repeated this year.
The 25th annual Eastside Baptist
Church Easter sunrise service at the
Texas State Railroad will begin at 7
a.m. Easter Sunday. Thepageantwill
be presented on the TSR parking lot.
See EASTER pg. 6A
Easter Sunrise Service
When: Sunday, March 23,
Where: Texas State Railroad
Call: For more information,
count in Cherokee County
GRAPHIC: CHEROKEEAN HERALD
FOR MORE EASTER EVENTS, PG 4B
electi on is
Both parties will decide who will
represent Cherokee County at
By Leland Acker
The Cherokee County Courthouse will
be swarmed March 29 by delegates to the
Democratic and Republican County Con-
ventions. Precinct delegates to the parties
conventions will elect county delegates to
represent Cherokee County at the slate
conventions, as well as approve resolutions
to send to state conventions.
"It's not as simple as that, but that is
what we'll end up doing," said Democratic
Party Chairman Caesar Roy " We have sev-
eral resolutions coming out of the precinct
caucuses. A few have to do with the Texas
Two-Step process. Some are complaining
See DELEGATES, pg. 6A
Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
White wins Republican
Jack White's victory over Jake
Carter was affirmed in a recount of
the March 8 Republican primary
Mr. White re-
in the re-count
and Mr. Carter,
413 votes in the
vote tally on election night
showed, Mr. White with 417 votes
and Mr. Carter with 413.
Mr. White will face Democratic
nominee Mark Green in the Nov.
4 General Election.
Early voting starts
March 31 for
Early voting for the April 8
Democratic primary election
is scheduled for March 31-
There will not be a Republican
second primary election.
Early voting sites include:
• Cherokee County Court-
house in Rusk
• A. Frank Smith United
Methodist Church in Alto
• The Senior Citizens Center
The only local race will be
for County Commissioner Pet.
3. Incumbent Moody Glass Jr.
and former commissioner F.E.
Hassell are candidates for the
Mr. Glass received 720 votes
or 47.52 percent, compared to
437 votes or 28.84 percent for
Voters will be asked to select
a nominee for Railroad Com-
mission. Candidates for this
position are Mark Thompson
and Dale Henry.
For more information on early
voting, contact the Cherokee
County Clerk's office in Rusk
at (903) 683-2350.
schedules 2 big top shows in Rusk
Portion of advance ticket sales benefit the Rusk Kiwanis Club
By Leland Acker
The big-top is coming to Rusk as the
Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the Culpep-
per and Merriweather Circus Friday. The
early show will be at 5 p.m. with the late
show following at 7:30 p.m.
"The circus will benefit the Iviwanis
Club service projects," said Kiwanis Club
member Judy Faye Garner. "Our projects
include scholarships and Dream Tree."
Mrs. Garner said the raising of the big-
top will be at 10 a.m. Friday on FM •> I'5
next to the Rusk KOA park. The circus
will feature different animals, including
Between 9:30-10 a.m. watch the raising
of the Big Top, followed by a free guided
tour of the circüs grounds. The presenta-
tion includes hygiene, grooming and the
veterinary care of animals,
"The midway will be open one hour
before the show," she said. "They'll have
Ticket i rifo:
Advanced tickets are being sold by
Kiwanis Club members and cost, $6 for
children ages 2-12 years
old, and $8 for adults.
They are also available at
Chapman's Pharmacy and
the Southern Cherokee
Federal Credit Union.
"We encourage buying
advanced tickets because that really helps
Kiwanis," Mrs. Garner said. "Tickets the
day of the show will cost $7 for children
and $11 for adults."
The Culpepper andMerriweather Circus
will be at 5. p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday on
FM 343 next to the KOA park.
Persons needing additional information
or wanting to purchase tickets may do so by
calling Mrs. Garner at (903) 683-2414.
► Skeeter the circus clown entertains
children at Amy's Child Care Center in
RHS graduate killed in single-car accident
A2007 graduate ofRuskHigh School was
killed Saturday morning when her 2004
Mazda MX6 left the roadway, striking a
tree on FM 343 east of Rusk. Texas Depart
ment of Pubhc Safety Trooper
Eric Long said Ashley Briley.
daughter of Deanna Briley
of Jacksonville and Ben and
Tracy Briley of Jacksonvillei
was traveling east on FM 343
approximately five miles east
of U. S. Highway 69 when she
lost control of her vehicle and
hit a tree. Trooper Long said a
high rate of speedwas afactor in the accident.
Miss Briley died at the scene of the accident.
Trooper Long said. The, accident happened
at approximately 9 a.m. Saturday.
on FM 343.
10% chance of rain
KWRW - FM and KTLU - AM
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Whitehead, Marie. Cherokeean Herald (Rusk, Tex.), Vol. 159, No. 4, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 19, 2008, newspaper, March 19, 2008; Rusk, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152826/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Singletary Memorial Library.