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Cindy Roller

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I’m Cindy Roller for KETR News, corresponding for Delta County and am also the Editor for the Cooper Review. While radio broadcasting is still a learning experience for me, I enjoy it as well as all aspects of print media from writing, photography, page design to seeing the smiles of readers when I deliver the newspapers.

Moving from Editor of The Twin Cities News in West Texas, I got my start in Northeast Texas as the Sports Writer/Photographer for the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram before finding my way back to a weekly paper, the Cooper Review. However, I am still most known as the tall red head on the sidelines covering football games.

Along with news, I hope KETR listeners find joy my special audio features as much as I do creating them because everyone has a story.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you!

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Mrs. Claus and Santa visited residents last year at Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Activity Director Anna Davis is announcing the plans for the Annual Christmas Drive. They will be collecting general and specific items for their residents for Christmas. “We appreciate everything the family of Cooper and Delta County can do for our residents,” said Activity Director Anna Davis, on the Angel Tree gifts.

North Hopkins ISD Beta Club members Brittany Aguinaga, Hollie Stidham, Christian Mattock, Colton Ross and Aaron Stanley fill grocery carts full of food donations last Friday outside of the Delta Hope House. The school delivered 1.3 tons of donated food.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta Hope House receives record breaking donations The Thanksgiving holiday season has been overwhelmingly special for the volunteers at the Delta Hope House in Cooper, Texas. Friday, Nov. 18 was beyond ordinary – it was extraordinary – as they received 1.3 tons of donated food from North Hopkins Independent School District’s Beta Club “Block the Door” event. Students were challenged to bring enough canned items as well as flour, sugar, jelly and peanut butter to block the classroom door of a teacher.

Eighth Annual Birthday Party for Jesus arrives in Cooper on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. This free event is open to the community. There will be music, cupcakes, cookies and games.

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade hosted by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce will continue as scheduled despite weather forecast worries. The parade line up will be at the City Park on East Dallas Avenue at 5:30 p.m. Judging will be before the parade starts. The route will travel from the park to the Square in Cooper.

The newly constructed west bound lanes of State Highway 24 in Delta County are now open to traffic.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has just been announced by the Texas Department of Transportation that traffic flow on State Highway 24 between Cooper and the Hunt County line has shifted to the newly constructed west lanes.
According to TxDOT Public Information Officer Tim McAlavy, the work on the old east lanes will begin, as part of the project to upgrade this segment of the highway from two lanes of traffic to four lanes.

Law enforcement stand together in prayer around the United States flag flying over Celebration Plaza on Sunday.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

“Backing the Blue” organization gave back to local area law enforcement by adopting them and providing them with tactical bullet proof vests. Departments including: Delta County, Sulphur Springs Police Department, Hopkins County Sheriff’s department, Sulphur Springs ISD, Saltillo ISD, Como-Pickton ISD, Cumby Police, District Attorney, Game Warden, Texas Ranger, Cattle Ranger and K9.

City Manager Marc Maxwell receives Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The last 10 of his 21 years as City Manager for Sulphur Springs, Marc Maxwell has dedicated to downtown revitalization. On Wednesday night in Killeen he was honored and appreciated by the Texas Downtown Association as the winner of the Susan H. Campbell Award for Professional Excellence. Maxwell’s passion for community is at the heart of Celebration City – Sulphur Springs. He understands the value of marketing and allocated sufficient funds to host over 500 downtown events on Celebration...

Record numbers for voting with 1,096 early votes cast of the just over 3,000 registered voters in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Elected into office as Delta County Precinct 3 Commissioner was Bobby Asbill as Tuesday’s results were decided. It was his first try at political office with that defeating David Mims, who ran on the Democratic ticket. He will take over for the outgoing Loyd Vandygriff.

"I Love Lucy" Lucille Ball Sawyer Nabors is the Winner of under four year olds Costume Contest.
Trecia Nabors

The Delta County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Trunk 'o Treat event.

The First United Methodist Church in Cooper will open the doors to the Fellowship Hall for a free Thanksgiving Day lunch provided by many community volunteers.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

This Thanksgiving will mark 25 years that the First United Methodist Church and other community members have provided a lunch for people in Delta County and surrounding areas. The event began when a few church members decided that people that lived alone and those with limited resources needed to have the opportunity to celebrate Thanksgiving with a hot meal and good fellowship. Since that time 25 years ago, the meal has opened its doors to anyone who would like to come.

Six lots at 1016 SW 10th Street in Cooper are set for demolition.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper City Council recently approved the request by Kimberly Hayner to place a “Little Free Library” at Harmon Park. Her gifted and talented class at Cooper is working to improved public places. The Little Free Library will be a converted news rack donated by the Cooper Review . It will be using the concept of take a book to read and replace it with a book – relying on the honor system.

Funds to mow Pierce Cemetery are quickly depleting.
Butch Burns

Time changes, but a county’s record of its citizenship will forever remain in its cemeteries. In Delta County the Pierce Cemetery at Lake Creek has headstones dating back to the late l880s.

Cooper Elementary Principal Lynn Byrd, Junior High Principal Julie Silman and High School Principal Richard Roan were all honored at Monday night's Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting for Principal Appreciation Month.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Elementary, Junior High and High School Principals at Cooper Independent School District were given appreciation at Monday night’s regular Board meeting. Lynn Byrd, Julie Silman and Richard Roan were presented certificates by Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger and Board of Trustees President Thomas Darden as well as framed art as a gift. “We have three awesome principals!” said Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger. “We appreciate your hard work, how you care about the students and do what is best for our kids. You are doing a fantastic job.” Darden agreed with Hohenberger in celebration of Principal Appreciation Month. During the Superintendent’s Report, Hohenberger reported that enrollment is holding steady in the 820 range.

Delta Hope House Operations Director Laura Gillean, Distribution Director Ethel Nethery and Treasurer Patricia Smith are praised by with the NTFB auditor, Suzie Hayes.
Courtesy Photo / Delta Hope House

Delta Hope House passed its annual audit from the North Texas Food Bank. The Delta Hope House Operations Director is Laura Gillean, Distribution Director is Ethel Nethery, and Treasurer is Patricia Smith.

Jim Butler / Cooper Review

The 2016 Pecan Fest is an annual event held in Pecan Gap, Texas. The Pecan Fest kicked off with the parade down Main Street. There were fire trucks, cars, tractors, horse and buggies, hay wagons and more in the parade.

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