Knights of Columbus build ramp for Cactus family
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Find out more about a ramp-building project that the Knights of Columbus completed this past Saturday by reading the Thursday, Feb. 16, print edition of the News-Press. Also inside the edition, read about the county appointing an infection control officer, see photos from a mousetrap car project at Dumas Junior High, and catch up on local sports.

Cub Scouts square off in Pinewood Derby
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Local Cub Scouts battled it out on the race track Thursday evening at Moore County Community Building. The youth were competing in the Pack 199 Pinewood Derby. After the final race was conducted, Isaac Martinez was crowned the winner followed by Jasper DeRaad in second place and Landon Simnacher in third place.

Tuesday morning wreck claims four lives
Four people are dead following a two-vehicle crash north of Dumas Tuesday morning. Among the deceased are two Dumas residents and two Spearman residents.

Limb clean-up efforts continue
The City of Dumas is continuing to assist with the clean-up efforts following our recent ice storm. Please note the city is no longer accepting limbs at McDade Park. Instead, limbs should be taken to the city landfill. Landfill fees are still being waived for tree limb disposal (for a limited time). In the next few weeks, the city will begin charging regular rates for contractors. The city is nearing completion of the street-side limb collection, although there will be some additional street-side pickups allowed on an on-call basis (Street Department, 935-4707). The cleanup efforts will soon focus on alleyways. The city asks for residents to be patient as this is a long process and the city has limited personnel.

Speed limit to decrease temporarily
The speed limit will soon be decreasing on Carbon Black Road from County Road G to Pendleton Road. The reduction in speed is due to a steam pipe construction project in the area. After the discussion and a consultation with County Attorney Scott Higginbotham, commissioners voted unanimously to reduce the speed limit to 40 miles per hour in the work area for the duration of the construction project. Continental Carbons will be responsible for acquiring the signage for the construction area.

DHS Hall of Fame deadline nearing
The deadline is fast approaching for nominations for the upcoming 2017 Dumas High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

City helping with cleanup efforts, waiving fees
City of Dumas is easing some of the burden related to cleanup from this weekend's winter storm. According to Arbie Taylor, city manager, the city will be waiving landfill fees for tree limbs for the next few weeks. In addition, city crews will be picking up limbs that are stacked by the curb over the next few days. However, the city workers will not go on private property. Crews will also work to remove limbs from the alleyways.

Monday jury summons cancelled
The Moore County District Court jury summons for Monday, Jan. 9, at 8:30 a.m. has been cancelled. You do not have to appear, according to District Clerk Diane Hoefling. If you have questions, please call 935-4218.

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