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Don't miss Sunday's edition
This Sunday's edition of the News-Press features the 30-plus scholarship recipients who were recently recognized at the Dumas Education Foundation's scholarship reception. See photos of all the students who were present. Also read about spring and summer water safety tips, and catch up on local sports scores and track results.

News-Press welcomes sports editor Forrest Grimes
The Moore County News Press welcomes Forrest Grimes, who took the position of sports editor. Grimes obtained his Bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas Tech University in 2013. Before calling the Moore County News-Press home, he worked in Littlefield as sports editor for the Lamb County Leader News. After leaving Littlefield, Grimes worked as sports editor in Pampa for the Pampa News.

Burn ban in place for Moore County
The County Commissioners approved Fire Chief Paul Jenkins request to issue a burn ban for all of Moore County that went into effect on April 13, 2015. The burn ban will stay in effect for 90 days. After the 90 days, the burn ban will be brought back to the County Commissioners to see if the burn ban needs to stay in effect or be dismissed.

City meeting to include relief route, Dumas Ave. discussions
Tonight's (Apr. 6) meeting of the Dumas City Commission will include discussion on two topics that could significantly impact the community. The commission is expected to talk about the feasibility study relating to a relief route around Dumas, and there will also be discussion regarding the US 287 highway construction project through Dumas. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal courtroom for those interested in attending.

April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month
Area elected officials are proclaiming April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Find the text of the proclamation by clicking above.

Maples named 'Outstanding Citizen'

Alexa Maples, shown above with 2013 Outstanding Citizen Joe Rivera and Dumas Mayor Pat Sims, accepts the 2014 Outstanding Citizen award at Thursday's annual banquet of the Dumas/Moore County Chamber of Commerce. Find more award winners in the March 29 print edition.

Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month
Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) is a great time to highlight the importance of comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities. Find a special tribute to DISD and SISD band and choir groups in our March 26 print edition.

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