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.

New Year's Baby
Courtesy of MCHD Auxiliary
The first baby of the new year was born at Memorial Hospital in Dumas on New Year's Day. Read more in our Thursday, Jan. 5 print edition.

Don't miss the Christmas Edition
The Moore County News-Press is proud to present its 2016 Christmas Edition, which will be distributed on Saturday, Dec. 24. The edition is chock full of Santa letters from local elementary school children as well as many photos of holiday happenings such as Christmas plays and Christmas concerts. Merry Christmas from all of us at the News-Press.

Traffic stop leads to drug-related arrests
Courtesy Moore County S.O.

On Dec. 21 at approximately 4 a.m. deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on Highway 281 between Etter and Sunray.  During the stop the department’s K9 was called out to the scene and a search was conducted.  K9 Lucifer did alert on the vehicle and, during the search, 171 pounds of marijuana was located in a hidden compartment in the truck. The value of the marijuana is approximately $513,000.  Two male suspects were arrested on scene.  Manuel Gonzalez, 25, from Cactus, was charged with Delivery of Marijuana 50 lbs. <2000lbs and public intoxication< 2000 lbs. and No Driver’s License. Both bonds set at around $250,000.

Health reform, research bill passes House
A bill that would result in improved health research and treatment passed the United States House of Representatives Wednesday evening by a bipartisan vote of 392-26, according to information provided by Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) press office.

'Ransoc' uses social media against you
A new variety of ransomware, computer malware that installs covertly on a victim’s computer, carries out an attack and demands a "ransom" payment, has surfaced. Unlike other forms of ransomware, this new version incorporates victims’ social media accounts to produce customized demands that can include a person’s photo, date of birth, current address or additional information. Read more in the Dec. 1 print edition of the News-Press.

Santa for Seniors deadline is Monday, Dec. 5
A local program that aims to make Christmas brighter for area senior citizens is approaching its cut off for nominations. Santa for Seniors’ nomination deadline is Monday, Dec. 5. Find a nomination form on the mcnewspress facebook page or at Dumas PD, Accolade Home Care, Moore County Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Moore County Food Pantry or the Chamber of Commerce.

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