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The UT Health East Texas digital mammography unit will be parked at UT Health East Texas Physicians Clinic in Rusk, Monday, Dec. 20, offering 3-D screenings for women. To schedule an appointment, call 800-648-8141 and press 3. The Rusk clinic is located at1325 N. Dickinson St. (US Highway 69).
The Christmas Eve Candle light service at A. Frank Smith United Methodist Church begins at 5 p.m.
Christmas Eve services begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24, at First Baptist Church in Rusk.
All are invited to First United Methodist Church-Rusk’s Candlelight Christmas Eve Communion Service at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24
JAN. 1, 2022
A first day hike at Mission Tejas State Park, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 1, takes visitors on some of the mission’s oldest trails, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear, along with water. The mission is locat-ed at 19343 State Highway 21 East in Grapeland. While the program is free of charge, ad-mission for visitors ages 13 and older is $3.
Church service will resume at Dialville UMC in Jan. 2, 2022. John Thomas will serve as interim pastor. Service will be at 8:50 each Sunday. Thomas also serves as Pastor at Troup UMC each week.
The Cherokee County Conservatives will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, at Hong Kong Buffet in Jacksonville. David Covey, SD-3 State Republican Executive Committee-man, is guest speaker. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more infor-mation call 903-687-6870.
“As You Were,” a new veterans’ peer group in Cherokee County, begins meeting at the Rusk Lions Club on U.S. Highway 84 on the first and third Thursdays of the month, beginning Jan. 6, 2022. Share your stories, make new friends, find/give support. To learn more, contact Army veteran Terry Everest, 707-951-2684; Cherokee County Veterans Service Officer Andrew Dehart, 903-683-4012; or Military Veter-an Peer Network liaison Bradley Erickson, 903-721-2078.
The Greater Rusk Area Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Rusk li-brary. Members and guests are encouraged to attend.
DNOW, featuring Breakaway Worship and Robert White, will be hosted Jan. 28-30 at First Baptist Church in Rusk for youths in grades 7-12. Cost is $30 per person. Register online at www.ruskfbc.com.