Honoring their sacrifice Firefighters are known for putting themselves in danger to ensure the safety of others. A total of 19 local firefighters paid the ultimate price on July 29, 1956, as the result of an explosion and fire at the Diamond Shamrock McKee Refinery. Dumas Fire Chief Paul Jenkins is inviting the community to come out and honor the memories of those fallen firefighters. A special memorial service will take place July 29 at 8 p.m. on the grounds of the Moore County Courthouse.
Read more in the July 24 print edition. Second choice for new golf pro contract in underway The city commissioners are looking at their second choice for new golf pro since the first choice was a no go. Cody Vaughn, who was the first choice for the golf pro out at the Pheasant Trails Golf Course, decided to pursue a different path instead of taking the golf pro position. The second choice for the golf pro is in the works of negotiating a contract.
Read about other action taken by the city commission in the July 24 print edition. Welcome to Dumas, SW Regionals
The SW Regional Babe Ruth Softball tournament is underway in Dumas. Tuesday evening featured opening ceremonies at Demon baseball field followed by a gathering at the Moore County Community Building for barbecue. The photo above shows many of the 40-plus teams competing in this tournament, which is scheduled to conclude on Sunday. For a full tournament schedule and additional information, please see the B section of the July 17 print edition of the News-Press. Cactus sales tax allocation up, Dumas and Sunray down July sales tax allocations, up 4.2 percent, are being returned to local sales tax collecting entities. Statewide, allocations of $602.5 million are being sent out. Locally, allocations are up for one county city, Cactus, while the allocations are down by over 7 percent for both Dumas and Sunray. Read more on this topic in the July 13 print edition. Technology improving mammography New mammography technology is improving the detection of breast cancer, and the technology is available right here in Dumas at Moore County Hospital District's Memorial Hospital. Read more about this new technology in the July 6 print edition. June 30 accident claims life of Dumas man A Monday morning, June 30, accident has claimed the life of a Dumas man. According to information provided by Dumas Police Department, 87-year-old Vernie Mixon died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident, which took place on Dumas Avenue near Albert's Manor Restaurant. Find a full report in the July 6 print edition.
MCHD looking into Critical Access Hospital program Moore County Hospital District's Board of Directors instructed hospital CEO Jeff Turner to proceed with obtaining information needed to file an application to participate in the Critical Access Hospital program. Read more about this topic and find out what else the board discussed at their recent meeting by reading the June 29 print edition. Coming in the Sunday, June 29 edition Don't miss our 2013-2014 Sports Year in Review edition and also test your skills with our Who's Who in Moore County contest.