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Hunt County United Way
Hunt County United Way

Hunt County United Way executive director Frances Dalbey says the United Way is providing assistance this year to the Lone Oak faith-based organization Community Seeds and the Salvation Army.  The United Way assisted the organization in the past, and has renewed its support of them again this year.  Frances says in March the United Way will begin taking applications for assistance from service organizations in 2017.

Fannindel ISD Superintendent H.L. Milton
FISD

In June of 2016 Fannindel ISD Superintendent Harvey Lynn Milton will finally retire from his current position he has held since 2006. He previously served as the school’s high school principal from 1960-79. In his 29 years Superintendent Milton has seen many honors highlighted by the Board of Trustees voting for the naming of the H.L. Milton Sports Complex and also in 2009 by presenting him with the H.L. Milton Community Hero Award.

James Turner Jr. and his son Jonathan Turner were arrested for game camera theft.
DCSO

A father and son duo turned themselves in last week for the theft of a game camera that was reported missing from County Road 2040 (Dogtown Road) in Delta County.

Game Wardens sought public input through media outlets in their search for the camera which was still transmitting live camera images to a cell phone.

City of Cooper deems drinking water to be safe.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) recently released a report stating the City of Cooper has violated monitoring and reporting requirements in Chapter 30, Section 290, Subchapter F.

Ten samples of lead and copper tap water sampling is required to be taken every three years. No samples were reported from Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2015. The results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not the drinking water meets health standards, as stated in this report.

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presents Pam Toon with the Hometown Hero Award during a recent Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Diane Stegall with Modern Woodmen of America presented Pam Toon with the “Hometown Hero” Volunteer Award during a recent Cooper ISD Board of Trustees meeting. Toon goes “above and beyond” to volunteer for the Cooper Elementary. The award came with a $100 voucher which will be presented to LiLi’s Legacy – a non-profit organization which providing financial relief to patients undergoing cancer treatment.

The Delta County Republicans are sponsoring the forum on Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the Delta County Civic Center. 

The Board was recognized by the staff and students with many gifts like this banner created by Cooper Elementary.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

It was announced during last Thursday’s meeting of Cooper Independent School District’s Trustees that Cooper Elementary Principal Dr. Cathy Severns will be retiring soon, and in March current assistant principal Lynn Byrd will assume the position.

“Mrs. Byrd has a heart for kids and a passion for student learning. She will be an excellent campus leader! We are looking forward to more great things from our elementary campus,” said Cooper ISD Superintendent Denicia Hohenberger.

Cooper Elementary first grade students performed 100 acts of kindness for the 100th day of school Tuesday morning by delivering 100 canned goods to the Delta Hope House.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

Cooper Elementary first grade students performed 100 acts of kindness for the 100th day of school Tuesday morning by delivering 100 canned goods to the Delta Hope House and then giving 100 hugs to the residents of Birchwood Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Delta County was recently given a good audit by Conway Company CPAs PC.
Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

In the audit report presented by the Conway Company CPAs, P.C., Delta County Treasurer Bonnie Hobbs was praised for her work in completing the fiscal year 2013-2014 audit, bringing the County into current status for the first time since 2008.

Treasurer Hobbs took office in 2011 and has been working to reach this milestone. During last Monday’s Commissioner Court Michael Conway congratulated Hobbs on this accomplishment.

Herald-Banner
Herald-Banner

Greenville running back Carandal Hale is one of 50 Texas A&M University-Commerce football recruits announced Wednesday.  Hale set the all-time Greenville record with 379 yards rushing on 12 carries against Royse City last season.  Another recruit is Bonham tight end Corey Smallwood.  Buffalo, Texas, lineman Cole Cleveland, son of Commerce High School head coach and one-time Lion QB Jeff Cleveland, is one of the new recruits.

Jeff Tidwell, Flickr, CC
Jeff Tidwell, Flickr, CC

Veterinarian Dr. Karri McCreary, co-owner of the Greenville Animal Hospital, says preparation is required to take proper care of pets in the cold.  Dogs tend to suffer dehydration in the winter when their water bowls freeze over.  Warm bedding, for example, hay or wood chips, is important to keep them off the cold ground.  Dr.

Greenville police are investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred on the evening of Feb. 1. Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident.

The shooting happened in the 4200 block of Third Street, around 7:30 p.m. Shots were fired at a house, which was damaged, although no people were shot or otherwise injured.

A release from Greenville police said that a witness followed a vehicle suspected to be used in the shooting. Officers were able to find and stop the vehicle.

A&M-C Athletics
A&M-C Athletics

Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Tim McMurray discusses the addition of UT-Permian Basin, Western New Mexico and Panhandle (Oklahoma) State to the Lone Star Conference.  A&M-Commerce will play all of those teams on the road in 2016, but the home schedule features perennial NCAA Division II power North Alabama opening the season Thursday night, Sept.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Hunt Regional Health Care Registered Dietician Sally Rhodes reflects on the new 2015-2020 federal nutrition guidelines, which were recently released.  The guidelines recommend no more than 10 percent of daily calories come from sugar.  But some observers were disappointed that a warning against excessive consumption of red meat was taken out of the guidelines.

City of Greenville
City of Greenville

The Greenville Municipal Auditorium is undergoing a major renovation that should be complete in time for a Greenville Entertainment Series event Monday night, February 1, although the campaign to replace the 75-year-old seats in the auditorium continues.  Funding has already been raised to replace more than 800 seats on the first floor.  A "numb butts" fund-raising event is set for Saturday evening, February 20 at the Emerald Ballroom in downtown Greenville.  Pud Kearns with

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