Cooper Review (Cooper, Tex.), Vol. 132, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 2012 Page: 1 of 6
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□ REAL ESTATE
FIRST NATIONALBANKIN COOPER
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WEST SIDE SQUARE - COOPER
Issue 132 Volume 1
Serving Delta County Since 1880
Archaeological find made
in Delta County
By Cindy Roller
The Delta County Sheriffs Department
announced on Tuesday, Jan. 3 the
discovery of human remains on County
Road 4725. The archaeological find was
made by arrowhead hunters Royce Reed
and Mike Turner.
“There is really no telling as of right
now,” stated Delta County Sheriff
Gerald Teague. “We have called in the
Texas Rangers for the investigation. It
is estimated to possibly be an old Indian
The remains are believed to be human
given the partial jaw bone description
discovered upon initial examination.
Sheriff Teague said they have currently
restricted the area in which the bones
In other news the Delta County
Commissioners Court held a meeting
last Thursday. Delta County Judge Herb
Brookshire said he will be sending off
to see if the County can move voting
box 5 from the Klondike church to the
Klondike Community Center.
The court tabled the action for the
approval of the agreement between
Delta County and the Texas Independent
Elevator regarding fixing the elevator
for state inspection. The Court did not
approve adding mobile equipment to the
Judge Brookshire also extended his
appreciation for all the help received in
2011. The next Commissioners Court
will be held Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
(Right) Bones recovered from land
on CR 4725. Authorities believe
it might possibly be an Indian
Burial Ground. Texas Rangers have
been called to investigate.
Blazes could be seen for miles Tuesday afternoon as Cooper, Pecan Gap,
Enloe, Klondike, Delta County and Roxton Fire Departments along with Delta
County Sheriffs Department officials were called to the scene of a house fire
located at the corner of County Road 3270 near Highway 38 in Ben Franklin.
According to family members, the house and two acres were bought for $750
in 1941 and it was nearing complete construction when O.R. (Shorty) Freeman
bought it. The house was currently being rented. Delta County Fire Chief Jack
Kiley stated it was a total loss and the cause of the fire was undetermined but
likely began in the kitchen. staff photo by Cindy Roller
Farm Service Agency announces
County Committee Election Results
Delta County USDA Farm Service
Agency (FSA) Executive Director
LaCresha Dale, announced that county
committee elections are over, the
ballots are counted and the results are
Todd Rushing of Cooper was re-
elected to represent LAA 2.
Elected county committee members
serve a three-year term and are
responsible for making decisions on
FSA disaster, conservation, commodity,
and price support programs, as well as
other important federal farm program
"County committee members are a
valuable asset because they are local
producers who participate in FSA
programs themselves and have a direct
connection to farmers and ranchers
in the community,” said Dale. "All
recently elected county committee
members and alternates will take
office on January 1, 2012, and join the
existing committee," she said.
For more information about county
committees and the election process,
please contact the Delta County FSA
office at 903-395-2036 or visit www.
Professional Land Title Company officially has a new home next door to
the Cooper Review and Cooper Outlet on the East Side of the Square. They
installed their new awning just prior to the holidays. staff photo by Cindy Roller
First Day Hike kicks off the New Year
By Cindy Roller
■ 'm inging in the New Year, many
1-^ locals resolute to start off by
-K. ^.participating in the “First Day
Hike” at Doctors Creek State Park
on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. Accord-
ing to Jim Beach, State Park Police
Officer/Park Intepreter, this initiative
was started 20 years ago in Massa-
“This is the first time all 50 state
park systems have joined together to
sponsor First Day Hikes,” according
to America’s State Parks.
“Studies have proven that getting
outdoors is one good way to relax
and recharge the body, mind and
spirit,” states Phil McNelly, Execu-
tive Director of the National Associa-
tion of State Park Directors.
Beach also noted the park will
still be offering the Dutch Oven
Cooking program on Saturday, Jan.
14 at 10 a.m. as well as other pro-
grams on winter
birding Jan. 7 and a
nature hike on Jan.
21. In the event of
bad weather, please
contact the park of-
fice at 903-945-5256
before coming out
to insure the pro-
gram is still being
State Park reported
15 people partici-
pating in Sunday’s
event and hope to
start a new tradition
for this area in the
For more informa-
tion on the events at
the park visit their
began the 2012
New Year with
a new tradition,
"First Day Hike."
Peaceful Rest Funeral Home Chapel suffers
smoke damage in recent fire
By Cindy Roller
In a fire occurring just prior to
the holidays, Peaceful Rest Funeral
Home's Chapel located on West
Dallas in Cooper suffered smoke
damage. As smoke began coming
out of the eaves, driving by just
happened to be a firefighter from
According to Cooper Fire Chief
Charles Ruzicka, the Cooper Fire
Department began a primary search
and found the fire in the Chapel.
“It looks like an amplifier for
the electric piano was the cause,”
stated Ruzicka. “It was contained
to the altar area, but suffered
substantial smoke damage.”
The funeral home had just
performed a funeral earlier
Ruzicka said Cooper,
Klondike, Enloe and Pecan
Gap with about 20 firefighters
were on the scene to assist.
Peaceful Rest Funeral Home located on West Dallas in Cooper
continues operation despite suffering smoke damage to the Chapel in a
recent fire. Staff photo by Cindy Roller
In Thursday, Dec.
22 edition there was
an error in the Delta
County Jail story, it
should read the jailer
was terminated, not
the jail administrator.
Sorry for the mistake.
Read Larry Goddard’s touching
tribute to Mrs. B inside on the
Faith Page 6
Current Elevation 427.15
Normal Elevation 440.00
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Roller, Cindy. Cooper Review (Cooper, Tex.), Vol. 132, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 5, 2012, newspaper, January 5, 2012; Cooper, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth805220/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Delta County Public Library.