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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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Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Historical Marker on Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m.
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After over three years of work and documentation the Giles Cemetery will be receiving a Texas Historical Cemetery Marker. Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m. will be the dedication held to unveil the marker, which has been recorded as a Texas Historic Preservation Cemetery by Texas Historical Commission in Austin.

Donna Thomason will retain her position on the City Council for Cooper. She was sworn in by Mayor Darren Braddy.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was his first time to preside over a Cooper City Council Meeting, one of his first actions new Mayor Darren Braddy swore Donna Thomason back onto position. After accepting the resignation of JoAnn Preas, Thomason was appointed to the unexpired term before a full council.

Delta County Chamber of Commerce has updated their website deltacounty.org
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It has been under construction. However, it has seen much needed progress. The Delta County Chamber of Commerce has been working to update it deltacounty.org website – giving it many enhancements.

2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The 58th Annual Hopkins County Dairy Festival recently crowned a new Queen at the pageant held Saturday evening. Reigning Queen Sadie Evans passed the crown to 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed following a week of activities and contests. Reed is the daughter of Shane and Kori Reed and was sponsored by Mothers Culture Club and The Propane Company.

The 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival hosted a ribbon cutting on Friday at noon to commence activities for the week-long event.

At the Coronation Pageant held at the SSHS Auditorium on Saturday, June 17, 2017 the reigning 2016 Queen Sadie Evans passed her crown to 2017 Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen Jaci Reed.

The 2017 Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival was a huge success for the entire community.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

There was dancing, singing, drinking, eating, smiling, ginning, spinning, running and auctioning and more happened at the 2016 Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival on the Square in Cooper. The event, hosted by the Delta County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation made history with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance.

Headlining for the 2017 Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival will be Curtis Grimes. He will be joined by a newcomer to the Festival – Muscadine Bloodline with popular tunes like, “Dust on the bottle,” and welcoming back 2 Gun Justice and other local talents. Fun for the whole family, this year's carnival returns with even more thrill-seeking rides, and vendors have been contacted. Many have already reserved their spots.

John Sellers presents Emily Glass a gavel for her service as Mayor. Sellers was selected as the new Mayor.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

John Sellers will once again have the honor of serving the City of Sulphur Springs as mayor following Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall. He was motioned into office by Craig Johnson and seconded by Clay Walker. Mayor Emily Glass presided over the meeting.

“I am honored to be elected to a third term as a council person and, now tonight, by my peers selecting me as Mayor of this great city, Sulphur Springs, for this term. I’m looking forward to serving the Celebration City in this capacity, but I realize I am only one of seven vital members of the council. Together, I hope for the wisdom for all of us to make good decisions for our fair city,” stated John Sellers, humbly. “We’ve come a long way in the last few years. I look forward with great anticipation to what the future may hold for this City and Council.” He went on to express his thanks to the excellent service to the City given by City Manager Marc Maxwell and City Secretary Gale Roberts.

After the renovations to Main Street Sulphur Springs, Texas
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group was back at the drawing board this week for the City of Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell brought Lockwood on in 2007 as the designing force behind the successful renovations to downtown and Celebration District and Plaza.

Healthy Summer Meals for Kids Summer  visit summerfood.org.
Cooper Review

Summer break will be starting. The Cooper Independent School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service Program.

Post members EJ Cates and Diane Bosscher post the colors before placing smaller flags on headstones.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The American Legion Red Henderson Post 483 will be placing flags at 14 Delta County cemeteries starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday, May 27, 2017.

Newly elected City of Cooper Mayor Darren Braddy
Cooper Review

Last Saturday at the end of the 2017 Election Day saw a new City of Cooper Mayor following at total of 305 votes cast of the 1,205 registered voters. Darren Braddy received 139 votes (52 of those were early votes).

In a plurality election the candidate with the most votes is elected into office.

On his page Darren Braddy for Mayor of Cooper he expressed his love for this town and will rely on his 25 years of experience managing (people, budgets, etc.). He noted he wasn’t afraid of getting in and doing what needs to be done.

Most of the corded telephones in the Delta County Courthouse have had issues following a recent the lightning storm.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Delta County Commissioners Court heard from InTouch by CumbyTel on the options necessary to fix the phone system which was permanently damaged lightning in a recent storm. It was suggested to do a replacement with $8,000 to cover new phones (with digital labels) and new wiring and motherboard.

Opening day set for Friday, May 19 for the 2nd Beginnings Resource Center in Cooper, Texas.
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Laura Gillean of the Delta Hope House and Cooper Community Support has just announced her newest endeavor – 2nd Beginnings Resource Center. The 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation formed to help with educational and the well-being of the community growth of Delta County residents.

The Center will be located at 410 SE 4th St., Cooper, Texas 75432.

Cooper High School Librarian Lisa Chambliss shows the Trustees Blake Randle, Mandy Freeman, Kregg Slakey and Board President Thomas Darden the 3D printer creations.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees recently met for a regular meeting.

Librarian Lisa Chambliss gave a demonstration of the Go Center and Maker Space areas with a tour. They presented a student created video. The center has a college readiness room and 3D printer. 

Cooper Review

With early voting wrapped up for the 2017 City Election, of the 1,205 registered voters inside the City of Cooper limits only 108 had cast their early votes at the Cooper ISD administration building. In comparison there were 200 total votes in the last City election.

Election Day is this Saturday, May 6 at City Hall, located at 91 North Side Square in Cooper from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.Vying for the position of Mayor of Cooper will be Joseph Flanery, Amanda L’Esperance, Carl Reel, Darren Braddy and Galen Kimbrell (as listed on the ballot).

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