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Three year old Dominic even helps with clean-up duties at Simmons Cemetery.
Jennifer Dwyer / BFT Ranch

12.5 volunteers. 3 chainsaws. 5 trimmers. 4 trailer loads of trees and two cases of poison ivy. According to volunteer Jennifer Dwyer there were 12 and half volunteers helping on Saturday morning at Simmons Cemetery's clean-up in Ben Franklin, Texas. The half was Dwyer’s lovely three-year old grandson, who also help with tree trimming.

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.

William Stewart of Ben Franklin lost his life in this one vehicle accident in Delta County.
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While traveling back from Cooper, a pickup driven by William Stewart drifted off to the side of Farm-to-Market 1533 early Thursday morning. It is believed he was returning to his home in Ben Franklin.

Grazing Lands Specialist for the USDA-NRCS Matt Machacek spoke for the crowd over 30 citizens including residents, volunteer fire fighters
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The USDA-NRCS hosted a Delta County Conservation Tour at the Ben Franklin Community Center on Thursday, March 17. Due to a thunderstorm the scheduled prescribed burn was postpone to the following Thursday afternoon. Grazing Lands Specialist for the USDA-NRCS Matt Machacek spoke for the crowd over 30 citizens including residents, volunteer fire fighters and Delta County Extension Agent Alford Echols.

Cindy Roller / Cooper Review/KETR

Among the red paint-brush flowers and tall grasses lay a few, almost forgotten, headstones at Simmons Cemetery. A group of volunteers gathered last Tuesday out in a hidden corner of Ben Franklin to tend to those buried in the cemetery.

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At approximately 3:29 a.m. Wednesday morning a caller at FM 3220 in Ben Franklin reported a mobile home fire with occupants still in the location.

Cindy Roller / The Cooper Review

COOPER - Let no one say there's not much to do in Delta County this month! This list is just a sample, submitted by Cindy Roller of The Cooper Review.

Cindy Roller / KETR/Cooper Review

DELTA COUNTY - Meetings in Lake Creek, Ben Franklin and Enloe will allow the opportunity to hear and exchange ideas about how to continue the service in a cost effective manner.