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Cooper Review

Chamber Banquet is this Saturday, Jan. 19 at 6:30 p.m at Cooper High School Issue 133 Volume 3

Prose ~ Not Poetry for Joyce

From an Anonymous Heart


Read Pastor Steve Cook's column dedicated to Joyce Floyd on page 8A

Printed by Echo Publishing Company

Serving Delta County Since 1880

Several drivers had a difficult time maneuvering in the icy road conditions early Tuesday morning as one of the two vehicles involved in an accident at the intersection of State Highway 19 and FM 71 in Birthright is hoisted from the ditch by Wyatt's Towing.

April 19, 1939 ~ Jan. 7, 2013


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50 cents

Stop, Yield and drive safely

Joyce Floyd

rom the very beginning she was a beautiful and elegant star sent to all of us by God Himself ~ and when she got close to earth, He shattered her into thousands of pieces so He could use her in thousands of ways in the lives of thousands of people. And that is how all of us were touched by her ~ at the very place we had a need: she was a committed and loving wife, a wonderful and fun mom, a precious Nana Girl, a dear friend, a compassionate teacher, an enthusiastic co-worker, an irreplaceable neighbor, a generous hostess to everyone, a vibrant Christian. And now, after using her until her last breath, God said, “Enough ~ come back to me.” An so, the bravest person we’ve ever known, the star that had been shattered for all of us returned to Him, and became whole again.

Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Staff photo by Cindy Roller

When disaster strikes

West Delta Community gains emergency plan information By Cindy Roller Editor

Klondike residents examine a map of the area outlining the Emergency Awareness Plan while Klondike Fire Chief Jerry Wood informs citizens about the contract with Red Cross and other important facts. Chief Wood and other volunteers are urging citizens to fill out forms in case a disaster occurs. These forms can be found on the Cooper Review Facebook page. The next covered dish meeting will be Saturday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. Staff photo by Cindy Roller


Chief Wood on the Community Center located in Klondike. “We are waiting to hear about a grant from Lowe’s for a standby generator, and we would like to set up an emergency food pantry.” Chief Wood said they are seeking volunteers to help enact an Emergency Awareness Team. The Team will help by dividing the area in to sections. Jerry Derr will be leading the volunteer round up, including filing information forms and helping organize their training. “We want to spread the word especially to the elderly, the shut-ins and the oxygen dependant citizens. Be assured privacy will be protected and secure,” said Jerry Derr, who went doorto-door informing locals of the meeting.

Despite the cold and rain Saturday night, several Klondike residents gathered for a warm meal at the West Delta Community Center while attaining valuable disaster information. Klondike Volunteer Fire Chief Jerry Wood informed citizens the center has signed a contract with the Red Cross in case a disaster should arise. “We have a 10,000 square foot building with a shower and are striving to attain the ability to house and feed at least See Emergency 50 people, if necessary,” said Continued on Page 4A

Local Lions hear personal TLC testament

By Cindy Roller Editor/Lioness Reporter

Snow Day?

Cooper Elementary students sixth grader Jeffery Barnard and seventh grader Gabriel Rowe used their free time from the early release at the Elementary to build a snowman. Students from both campuses were released early on Tuesday due to a gas leak at the Elementary. Staff photo by Cindy Roller






High of 55 degrees and low of 31 degrees. 0 percent chance of rain

The local Lions Club received a special personal recount by a former Texas Lions Camper 17-year old Morgan Thomas of Wills Point at their meeting last Friday at the Bulldog Café at the Cooper High School. The Texas Lions Camp (or TLC), located in Kerrville, Texas, has been providing camping experiences at no charge, to children with medical conditions since 1949 established on the “children can…with TLC” motto. It is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, Type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Children with special needs from all over the State of Texas are invited to attend one of nine weeks, making life-long childhood memories. Over 1,500 children per summer attend Texas Lions Camp and they are seeking out new campers for the 2013 summer. The now outgoing child diagnosed with Type 1 or Juvenile

Diabetes Morgan explained her first day experience when she was 13-years old with the camp. “I would always hide my testing supplies and when I had to test in restaurants and everywhere. I didn’t want people to think I was on drugs,” said Morgan. “When I got to the Camp people wanted to talk to me. Being newly diagnosed I was just trying to handle it. But by the second day, I was hooked. The counselors show you that you can live with it, you can go rock climbing and swimming.” Morgan relayed how she was a bit apprehensive as were her parents about leaving her for a week. She was diagnosed when she was 12-years old. She had been exhibiting all the symptoms including frequent bathroom trips, extreme thirst and weight loss. She had even gone into DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis) and was unable to move her limbs (similar to coma). Over a year and several trips to doctor, her mother said they had to request she be tested for diabetes.


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“I went [to the camp] – not wanting to be talked to or noticed. Now, I wish I had found the camp sooner,” said Morgan. “The counselors (with nearly a 1-to-1 ratio) are great. They teach you that you are just like everyone else and how to live with diabetes.” Morgan attended Morgan Thomas takes pride in her the camp knowledge she gained while at the Texas twice and has Lions Camp. Staff photo by Cindy Roller made lifelong friends. She has been counting down the tes, menopause, hypertension, days until she can go back as thyroid diseases and metabolic a counselor. In fact the camp disorders. inspired her to want to study Registration for the summer to become an Endocrinologist, camps begins Feb. 1 and can be a doctor specializing in disorders of the endocrine glands See TLC and hormones, treating diabe- Continued on Page 7A

Cooper Lake

Dam Report

Current Elevation 433.24 Normal Elevation 440.00 Currently Releasing 4 CFS

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