DPD: Be safe this Christmas shopping season
The first snow has fallen, Thanksgiving is just a week away, and that means it is also time for Christmas shopping season. While shopping for your family and friends, it is important to make sure you and the items you purchase remain safe.
"Unfortunately, there is always a criminal element out there with the sole intention of taking your items thus putting a damper on the holiday season," said Dumas Chief of Police Jim Nelson.
First of all, Nelson said it is important to be aware of your surroundings. He also said you should park in well-lit areas. Also, when walking to your vehicle after shopping, Nelson said to make sure your keys are readily available.
Find many more safety tips in the Nov. 20 print edition.

Second DEDC board request meets same fate
A second attempt to get approval for the reappointment of Dumas Economic Development Corporation board member David Swinford met the same fate as a previous attempt it was tabled. Mayor Pat Sims and Commissioner David Bonner both voted yes while Commissioners Vernon McDowell and Mike Funk both voted no. The agenda item was tabled until all the city commissioners could be present to have further discussion since Steve Bodnar was absent during the meeting.

Killgore library getting a facelift
A bid from Shelby Swimmer Paint was approved to remove old 4 foot commercial cove baseboards and reinstall new cove baseboards in the Killgore Memorial Library at the cost of $700 ($217.25 for materials and $482.75 for labor). Moore County Commissioners approved this action item at Monday morning's meeting of the commissioners' court. Read about other action taken by the commissioners in the Nov. 13 print edition.

Demonettes win area title
The Demonettes topped El Paso Eastlake 3-2 Saturday in Andrews to claim their 27th consecutive area championship. Next up is El Paso High Tuesday, likely in Seminole at 7pm.

Sending off the Demonettes
The Dumas Demonettes were escorted through town on Tuesday as they headed to Canyon for a bi-district matchup against Lubbock Cooper. Dumas won the match 3-0.

Wreck claims life of Cactus woman
A one-vehicle accident just north of Dumas on Saturday resulted in the death of a Cactus woman. Rubicelia Juan Casillas, 37, died from injuries sustained in the crash, which took place two miles north of Dumas on US 287 Saturday morning.

Free tickets to the World Championship Ranch Rodeo
As a thank you to our readers, the Moore County News-Press is giving away a limited number of tickets to this Thursday's WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo, taking place at the Amarillo Civic Center. These tickets are first come, first served, so don't delay... come by the office today to claim your tickets.

Come trick or treat with us Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m.
The Moore County News-Press invites local residents to get their children's Halloween photos taken this Friday, Oct. 31, from 4-6 p.m. at the News-Press, 702 S. Meredith. Please come in the back door. We will also have treats for the kids. Hope to see you this Friday!

Get Adobe Flash player