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Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the park will be full of campers and other visitors the next two weeks for spring break.  Steve says about 50 percent of the park's visitors come from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Steve Killian, superintendent of Cooper Lake State Park, says the South Sulphur Unit will host two wildlife-oriented programs this weekend: "Walk Your Dog in Wildlife," at 1 p.m. Saturday (February 22), and "Invaders from Earth," about invasive species found in the park, at 9 a.m. Sunday (February23).  Steve also says, after a recent trout fishing event, hundreds of trout remain for fishing in the pond near the park headquarters.

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Neil Clark, with the Delta Hope House, in Cooper says the organization holds its annual fund raising chili and stew supper at 4 p.m. Saturday (February 22) at the Community Center in downtown Cooper.  A silent auction and live auction also are part of the event.  The Delta Hope House provides food families in need in Cooper and Delta County.

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Steve Killian, the superintendent of the Cooper Lake State Park, relates the many activities at the South Sulphur Unit this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.  Events include archery instruction, a "talk and walk" on beavers; and family trout fishing on Saturday; a nature hike at 10 a.m. on Sunday; and the "Skins and Skulls" nature hike at 2 p.m.

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Steve Killian, superintendent of the Cooper Lake State Park, reflects on the role of park rangers, which for Steve includes living in the park.  Many park activities are scheduled at at the South Sulphur and Doctor's Creek units, including a Boot Camp and BBQ at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28, and a Water Science program at 2 p.m., Sunday, September 29 at the South Sulphur unit, and a live music program and dance at Doctor's Creek, Saturday evening, October 5.

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Steve Killian, superitendent of the Cooper Lake State Parks, discusses the beautiful photographs and videos of the park that have recently appeared on Facebook, and well as several upcoming activities at the South Sulphur and Doctors Creek units.

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Neil Clark with the Delta Hope House at 440 SW Third Street in Cooper relates plans for the annual chili and stew supper and fund raiser starting at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Delta County Community Center in downtown Cooper.  The Delta Hope House provided food assistance to 438 people in the month of January.

The issue of guns - who should have them, and where - is the issue that resurfaces with every tragedy such as the one in White Settlement.
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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, discusses the "Guardian Plan" passed recently by the Cooper ISD Board of Trustees.  It will allow trained volunteers, including teachers and staff, to carry concealed weapons. Also, Cindy and Carmen Chessher, Cooper realtor, discuss plans for the monthly "Cruisin' the Bricks" event Saturday evening, June 30. 

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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says a "farm and wares" market will start in downtown Cooper as part of the next "Cruisin' the Bricks" event Saturday evening, June 30.  "Cruisin' the Bricks" is a monthly opportunity for drivers to show off their cars on the brick-paved square of downtown Cooper, but also is an occasion when people can meet and socialize.  Also, Cindy reports Interstate 30 Exit 110, the main entrance to Cumby, has reopened.  It has been closed for about a year while new

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Neil Clark, a member of the Delta Hope House, says the Cooper food pantry will have its annual stew and chili fund-raising supper from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at the Civic Center.  An auction of donated items takes place at 6:30.  Neil says about 200-300 families receive help from the Delta Hope House each month.

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  Update (Tues. Feb. 20, 4:26 p.m.): Tuesday's Skywarn event in Cooper has been canceled. 

Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Brenda Stewart of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce discuss the plans for the chamber's annual banquet "Winter Fiesta" at the Charleston Sky event venue in the town of Charleston. 

 

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Delta County Emergency Management Coordinator Monty Hobbs discusses recent activity in his office.  He says the county's grants from the Federal Emergency Management Center (FEMA) have been cut by 63 percent this year, and he's trying to get the county and the city of Cooper to make up the difference.  Also, Hobbs says he's attempting to develop an emergency operations center for the county.  On another subject, Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller discusses what

Cindy Roller, Cooper Review

The assistant chief of the Cooper Fire Department Tanner Crutcher says the department now has 18 fire fighters, but needs 25 to be fully staffed.  Only four volunteers were available to fight a recent two-story house fire in Cooper.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, live near Cooper, be in good physical condition, and be able to pass a background check.  Prospective volunteers may pick up an application at Cooper City Hall.  Also on this program is Cooper Review

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Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says a survey of the newspaper's readers shows strong support for maintaining the brick streets on the city's square.  The brick paving is about 100 years old, she says.  The city is considering replacing the bricks with pavement because it is said vibration from heavy trucks rolling over the bricks causes damages to some of the downtown buildings.  The bricks might be preserved in other ways if the streets are paved with asphalt or concrete.  Also, a new state historical marker

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Cindy Roller, editor of the Cooper Review, and Delta County rancher Jennifer Dwyer discuss the second annual Delta County Cotton Harvest Festival, which takes place Saturday (October 14) in Cooper.  The musical headliner for the downtown square on Saturday night is country-music performer Curtis Grimes.  Wine will be for sale along with beer this year.

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Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller relates the story of a person charged with painting graffiti in various places in the city of Cooper who has quite an artistic talent.  Also, the city has new signage welcoming visitors to town.  A clean-up week is scheduled for April 21-25 in Cooper.  And the city has a new semi-pro football team, the Northeast Texas Raptors.

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The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, looks back at 2016 and ahead to 2017.  The year just passed was the year that beer and wine sales came to Cooper, and Cindy says no apparent problems have resulted. She says several new businesses are planning to open in 2017. 

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Cooper Review

Cooper Mayor Scott Stegall discusses the requirements for a $350,000 Texas Department of Agriculture grant the city may seek.  The grant is for some sort of new development, and the city is welcoming ideas for what that might be.  The city would have to match 5 percent of the grant, or about $17,500.  And Diane Stegall, the chairman of the Delta County Economic Development Corporation, says the organization is going forward with plans for a new mural in downtown Cooper telling the story

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The editor of the Cooper Review, Cindy Roller, says the Delta County Commissioners Court has set rules barring the "open carry" and concealed carry of guns in most offices of the Delta County Courthouse.  Cindy also discusses the new Delta County "Shop Local" cards, being sold by Future Farmers of American members, and offering discounts at many Cooper and Delta County shops.  The Doctor's Creek Unit of Cooper Lake State Park recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, and Texas Parks and Wildlife shared a

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Cindy Roller, the editor of the Cooper Review, says the Saturday, May 7 elections are set in Delta County, with contested elections for constable, and Precinct 1 and 3 county commissioner.  Otherwise, Cindy reports the annual Delta County Chamber of Commerce banquet is scheduled for Saturday evening, January 16

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A recent ribbon cutting brought Fatboy's Barbecue of Cooper into the Delta County Chamber of Commerce.  But Fat Boys had already received a considerable measure of statewide fame by its recent inclusion among the best comfort-food restaurants in Texas, according to Texas Highways magazine.  Cheryl Cash, the president of the Delta County Chamber of Commerce, and Cooper Review editor C

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Cooper Review editor Cindy Roller says construction of a new cotton gin will begin soon. PPF Gin and Warehouse will located on 30 acres near the intersection of Highways 24 and 19, and employ up to 20 people when it opens in late summer.  The owner is Pat Pilgrim, son of Pilgrim's Pride chicken magnate Bo Pilgrim.