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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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Cleanup dates were decided as being Monday, April 24 through Sunday, April 30, 2017.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Delta County Commissioners Court recently decided on the cleanup dates as being Monday, April 24 through Sunday, April 30, 2017. ATCOG (Ark-Tex Council of Government) will be reimbursing the County $3,000 to help with the clean up event.

North Hopkins "Team of 8" consists of (front row) Sherry Smiddy, Superintendent Dr. Darin Jolly, Vicki Ferrell, (back row) Charlie Vaughn, Robert McPherson, David James, Board President Allen Joslin and Jim Westbrook.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

North Hopkins Independent School District Board of Trustees recently met for a very lengthy evening of evaluations and appreciation in January. North Hopkins ISD Superintendent Dr. Darin Jolly had his contract extended to June 2020. Board member Vicki Ferrell was also sworn into office, Jan. 26, 2017.

Enloe Volunteer Fire Fighters have been fighting grass fires along with several other volunteer fire departments in Delta County.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

On Thursday morning, Feb. 2, 2017 Delta County Judge Jason Murray declared an emergency burn ban due to current fire danger conditions. It will take effect at noon today.

Diamond Jim Tyler impresses Quinn Silman with his magical flaming wallet.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

To sum it up in one sentence – it was an unforgettable evening filled with amazement, delicious meal, trickery and awards for the most deserving people. That’s the best description for this year’s 67th Annual Delta County Chamber Banquet event held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. This year guests and directors adorned Mardi Gras masks to add to the mystical theme for the evening. Special guest performance by the ever-talented magician Diamond Jim Tyler impressed the entire audience especially his volunteers on stage even creating flames from his wallet.

La Pietra Woodfired Pizza and Tejano's Tex-Mex just opened their doors on South Side of the Square in Cooper.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Progress is a sign of the times for 2017. In Delta County many new businesses are starting to appear.

“The Delta County Economic Development Corporation is excited about the new year and opportunities to grow,” said Delta County EDC Chairman Dustin Hunter. “We welcome our new businesses that chose to invest in Delta County. New business is great for our small growing community. It gives the citizens of Delta County more opportunities to live, work and shop local.”

North Hopkins sixth graders make their first attempt at learning a musical instrument.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

There is a new sound emitting from the North Hopkins campus. On Tuesday students were introduced to musical band instruments. The sixth graders were the first in the school to make the joyful noise.

“I'm excited that we did music aptitude assessments for our sixth graders and we've placed them on flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, baritones and tubas. We also have several percussion instruments that I'll allow the same students to rotate and learn as well,” said Superintendent Dr. Darin Jolly, as the instructor. "It is bandtastic!"

Diamond Jim Tyler will be the magician performing for this year's Delta County Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Diamond Jim Tyler

Get set to be surprised and amazed as award winning magician Diamond Jim Tyler will be performing for the Delta County Chamber Banquet guests and honorees with illusion and mystifying with magic standup show. This unique entertainment is sure to draw a sell-out crowd just like last year’s event.

Delta County Law Enforcement Officers were sworn in on Jan. 1, 2017 by Sheriff Ricky Smith.
Tanner Crutcher / Delta County

The 2017 year rang in on Jan. 1 with the new officials taking office in Delta County. The swearing in ceremony was held at the Delta County Courthouse District Courtroom on Sunday, Jan. 1 welcoming the community to the newly elected officials.

Raptors Football
Amanda Willow

NETX Raptors Semi-pro football team is looking to make Cooper their new home.

According to Amanda Willows, co-owner with her husband Dave, the team is made up of a diverse group of outstanding men that includes college students, veterans, a corrections officer, and blue collar workers from Dallas, Greenville, Sherman, Paris, Durant, Oklahoma, and many other surrounding locations.

Suspects sought in robbery at First Stop Food Mart
DCSO

The First Stop Food Mart, located at 808 West Dallas Avenue in Cooper, recently fell victim to a “smash and grab” robbery. Delta County Sheriff’s officers along with the Lake Country Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying four black male suspects who committed the crime on Dec. 27, 2016 at approximately 1:55 a.m.

Rob Stanley, North Hopkins ISD
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

 North Hopkins Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Darin Jolly recently announced the search for a new 2017-18 high school principal has begun. This followed the promotion announcement of Robert Stanley, current principal, to Director of Operations/State and Federal Programs.

The Delta County Chamber Banquet is preparing for its 67th Annual Banquet with a masquerade theme for entertainment for the night. The event will be held Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cooper High School auditorium.

Guaranty Gives Back 2016 campaign hosted by Guaranty Bank & Trust has started taking votes. Online voting poll will close on Dec. 30, 2016.

The rain stopped just in time for this year's Delta County Chamber of Commerce's annual lighted Christmas parade held Saturday, Dec. 3 evening in Cooper.

Between The Sulphurs: Volume II is now available
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Just in time for the gift-giving season the second volume of Between the Sulphurs will be available at the Delta County Public Library, First National Bank, Enloe State Bank and at the Cooper Review. It is compiled by Judy Falls and Sylvia Wood, local historians. It is printed and available for purchase.

When purchasing both volumes, it is a bargain price of $40. Each volume is $25. To reserve the latest Between the Sulphurs Volume II, call the Delta County Public Library at 903.395.4575.

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