The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, discusses the damage to downtown Cooper from Wednesday evening's storm. Ironically, Delta County has recently purchased warning sirens for several communities in the county.
Straight line winds upwards of 70 miles an hour hit the east side of the Square in Cooper last night at approximately 6:30 p.m. causing damage to the businesses. Cooper Outlet sustained the most damage as the roof was torn off and blow onto the neighboring Professional Land Title office. No injuries were reported; however, many residents in Delta County and Hopkins including Tira and Birthright were without power for several hours. Tree damage was also reported.
According to statistics, a car can be stolen in less than 60 seconds. Delta County has experienced a rash of auto thefts and car burglaries over the past few weeks and according to the Insurance Information Institute car burglaries peak in July and August.
Henslee Hardware began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.
True dedication to one community is serving it for 127 years. That is exactly what Henslee Hardware has done. It began in 1887 from meager start under a tent by owner John Franklin Henslee with a $500 inventory with everything from whiskey and nuts and bolts to caskets, farm implements and dynamite.
The iconic red building store has remained a staple at 21 North Side of the Square in Cooper.
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses the runoff election Tuesday, May 27, between incumbent Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire and Jason Murray. Also on the ballot Tuesday in Delta County and most other counties in the KETR listening area are the runoff elections between U.S.
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.
Resuming their positions on the Cooper Independent School District Board of Trustees will be Thomas Darden and Blake Randle for full three-year terms along with an unexpired term for Anita Moody. Challenging for a place was Laura Gillean receiving a total of 47 votes. Darden received 165, Randle had 169 and Moody with 168 with the majority of the votes being cast absentee. The votes were canvassed on Monday, May 19.
Delta Masonic Lodge #1240 hosted a reception honoring Delta County Sheriff Ricky Smith with the Community Builder Award last Friday evening at City Hall in Cooper. Lodge member David Nabors presented Sheriff Ricky Smith with a certificate and glass tribute.
This award is presented to a person who exhibits pride in the community. Sheriff Smith was recognized for his contribution of time to promote this community as well as community development. It is the highest award that can be presented to an individual or group outside of the Masonic Fraternity.
Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire has announced some new grants, and Delta County volunteer fire departments, suffering from funding cuts, will be seeking contributions on May 16.