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The Amarillo Museum of Art presents Strangers in a Strange Land: Photographs of American Visionaries and Their Environments April 22 –  August 14, 2022. This exhibition of 54 photographs, taken over the past twelve years by American historian and photographer, Steve Plattner, honors 25 Ameri…

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“I am very fortunate,” said painter Johnna Luther Monday.  She was at The Art Center in Dumas to deliver a large group of paintings to be exhibited in her first one-woman show.  The exhibition kicks off Sunday with a reception from 2-4 p.m. and hangs until April 29.  

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"I knew it would be cool, but I didn't know that it would be that amazing," said 14-year-old Alex Bilbrey about acting in movies.  For the last several weeks, he has been in Montana and the Dallas area filming episodes of "1883,"  the prequel to the hit Paramount series "Yellowstone," which …

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The island nation of Cuba had long been an alluring destination for Patricia D. Richards, a photographer and educator whose perseverance ultimately gave way to an exhibit currently on display at Amarillo College’s Southern Light Gallery.

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Painter and sculptor Cherine Marie-Kuster has been a fixture of the Texas Panhandle art community for years.  Among other things, she has been the featured artist at the XIT Rodeo and Reunion.  She has won "Best of Show" at the Lubbock Watercolor Society and the "Best of the Southwest" exhib…

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TEXAS Outdoor Musical is welcoming all panhandle towns to the show from July 27th – August 8th! If you are from Hereford, Dumas, Pampa or any town in the surrounding panhandle region you’ll get 20% OFF your TEXAS ticket purchase.

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Comics have long been a part of Sam White's life. The former Dumas minister and Memorial Home Health and Hospice chaplain, who now serves as a hospice chaplain in Amarillo, has been drawing comic strips since the first grade. His work has been featured on the Entertainment pages of the News-…

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Weathermen have been describing the freezing weather lately as the worst in 135 years.  That would be the winter of 1865 when blowing snow and freezing temperatures covered the state of Texas and much of the surrounding states.

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Panhandle PBS invites our community to join a free Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of the film Mr. SOUL! on Friday, February 19 at 5 p.m. Visit panhandlePBS.org/presents to RSVP and take part in this online viewing experience as part of the Panhandle PBS Presents series.

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The archives at Window on the Plains is filled with all sorts of interesting information.  Every once in awhile you can run across a real “gem”.

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Last week Window on the Plains Museum and Moore County lost an “old-timer” and an important part of the museum. His 86-year-old brain was still sharp and could relate stories of the past with great accuracy.  Harold Dean Morton served on many county committees and was a member of the museum …

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            Louis Dumas came to Moore County from Grayson County with the idea of establishing a town.

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The Amarillo College English Department is pleased to announce the publication of the digital edition of its annual literary magazine that showcases writing and artwork submitted by students, faculty and staff – Freelancer.

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            A flagpole flying a Texas flag has been erected near the playground at Window on the Plains Museum.  It is not just an ordinary flagpole, but one that carries a history unique to Moore County and possibly the entire country.  It was made by Prisoners of War from World War II.

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When young Mildred Irene (Mil) Burnett arrived in Dumas with her family her first thoughts were “On a late spring day in 1918 as my family and I approached the city of Dumas all I could see was a courthouse, windmill and water tower silhouetted against the rainy sky.  It looked as it was sit…

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A story in Window on the Plains archives was written by Delbert Lewis about the 1935 Dust Storm. He remembers the storms from a child’s view point, but written after he was older.

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            Little stories can tell a lot about history.  In the book The Windswept Land, a couple of events in the W. F. Bennett family tell about life that was much different than it is today. The stories were told by two of the Bennett children, Verna Bennett Swaggart and Charlie Bennett. 

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            One of the buildings downtown has a name on the top -- “J. T. Brown” named after the man who came to Moore County with his family in 1901.

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            The Art Center received a recent donation of a painting done by Don Warton, a well known Dumas artist.

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            One of the well known local medications was a product called Burn-Eze.  The product is alledged to have been developed by Dr. W. A. Brown of Dumas.  It was produced by a partnership called B&R Chemical Company.  The company manufactured Burn-Eze, Chest-Eze and Bingo. The prod…

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            January of 1913 brought a major change in the lives of three young Moore county men.  W. J. Morton Jr, Ezra Morton and John Walker were enrolled in the Amarillo Military Academy to continue their education.  W. J. was 19 years old, Ezra was 18 and John was 22.

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            A couple of names from the late 1880’s stand out in the history of the area – Old Tascosa and Frenchy McCormick.

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            W. H. Younger was born in Spartinburg County in South Carolina May 20, 1859, but moved as a young boy to Grayson County Texas with his family.

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            Grocery shopping in the 1950’s and 1960’s meant heading to the store on Wednesdays, grocery list in hand, to do the weekly shopping and earn double trading stamps on purchases!  Trading stamps were given every day, but Wednesdays meant DOUBLE stamps.

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Have you wondered why the large city park in southeast Dumas is called McDade Park?

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            In the early 1900’s, camp meetings were held by traveling preachers.  Sometimes they were held under a grove of trees, sometimes just in the open, and occasionally, they would be in a large tent, if the preacher had one.

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Seeing a mountain lion in Moore County is not a common sight, but a story in a 1984 Moore County News Press tells about one that was on the Fuqua Younger farm west of Dumas

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A piano that is displayed in the entertainment area of the Family Life Center at Window on the Plains Museum has a history that is tied to one of the early settlers of Moore County.

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            One of the books in our library, Snowstorms, Dust Storms and Horses’ Tails, was written by W. J. Morton Jr. His parents, W. J. and Laura Morton came to Moore County in 1902 to settle on land they had purchased the year before.

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            The 1997 Horizons Edition of The Moore County News Press had an article on “County Sheriffs” that contained small stories about activities in the sheriff departments.

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    In days past buffalo roamed this area by the thousands.  Today Window on the Plains Museum has its own buffalo who stands as a sentinel watching a plains area that has no resemblance of the past.  The buffalo was a gift of Jimmy and Joyce Wiseman who purchased the aluminum sculpture for …

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            Window on the Plains Museum reached a milestone this week – on Thursday to be exact.

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Window on the Plains Museum opened its doors for students from three elementary schools and treated them to a Night at the Museum last week. The special event was a reward for students reaching specified reading goals.

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“Brands, not necessarily cattle brands, are born of IDEAS, not facts,” according to C. John Fowlston in an article he wrote in 1981.    

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As early as 1892, one stop shopping was an important part of Moore County commerce.  The local general store carried groceries, clothing, sewing supplies, tobacco, machinery, medicines, building supplies, seeds and feeds . . . and everything in between.

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    An advertisement in The Moore County Pioneer on October 20, 1911 for The Dumas Livery Stable said:

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Art is not just paintings on the wall, or sculptures.  Art comes in many forms and is evident in the DHS Alumni Show that opened this week at The Art Center.

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Four Dumas High School (DHS) art students were awarded $500 scholarships Saturday at the annual Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Art Festival put on by the DHS Art Club at The Art Center in Dumas.  Juniors Dylan Green and Kevin Tarango and seniors Janeth Mendoza and Lexi Mahaffey com…

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The Sunray High School One Act Play “Antigone Now” by Melissa Cooper is advancing to bi-district competition on Thursday, Mar. 21 at Stinnett. The play takes place in Thebes during post-apocalyptic time.  In a recent competition, the play earned the right to advance to bi-district, and sever…

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A crowd of more than 30 people showed up Sunday afternoon, Feb. 10, to attend the opening reception for the annual Small Works Invitational Exhibition at The Art Center in Dumas.  Jon Birdsong, Manuel Franco, Cherine Marie, Devery Birch, Janette Dickerson, and Charles Fireston are among the …