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Retired Dumas Independent School District teachers and Moore County Hospital Auxiliary volunteers Phyllis Palser and Nedra Napp presented a $500 scholarship Wednesday to Dumas High School (DHS) graduate and Amarillo College (AC) student Alejandra Ramirez.  The money will go to help Ramirez c…

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Sixty-ninth Judicial District Judge Ron Enns administered the oath of office to new district attorney (DA) Erin Lands Friday, January 1 in the district courtroom in the Moore County Courthouse.  Lands takes over from current DA David Green, who declined to seek reelection.  As DA she will be…

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The Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Board of Trustees voted Monday evening in their regular meeting, and the Dumas City Commissioners voted Tuesday in their regular meeting to approve an interlocal agreement between the two entities to construct a water drainage system at the sight …

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"Everybody wants to be remembered at Christmas," said Erica Brewer, district social worker for Moore County Hospital District (MCHD).  She and Jennefier Allison, director of Memorial Home Health and Hospice (MHHH) were in the foyer of the MHHH office at 209 South Bliss Wednesday next to a Ch…

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CASA 69 Executive Director Evinn Wyatt was in the Texan Sky Credit Union lobby Friday with two of her associates.  Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic the lobby has been closed to the public, but this was a special occasion.  Wyatt was there to pick up wrapped Christmas presents for 51…

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Jimmy Carrasco, 59,  was in a wheelchair and on oxygen last week.  He looked tired, but nothing could mask his happiness.  He was going home.  "These are great people," he said referring to the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) staff who had taken care of him for a roller-coaster month i…

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First responders, businesses, organizations, and individuals from across Moore County came together Saturday at Walmart in Dumas to provide about 80 children from struggling families in the county with some of the ingredients of a merry Christmas.  "I think this is our most successful ever,"…

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Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades administered the oath of office Wednesday to Dr. Carmen Purl to become the new local health authority for Moore County.  "I feel like this is important for our county, because the state health department  is so overwhelmed that they are not serving our citize…

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Christmas is upon us and will be here before we know it. And along with Christmas comes yard decorations depicting the season. However, there is one couple who does more than just yard decorations.

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Prior to releasing for the Thanksgiving holiday, students at Morningside Elementary took part in a  Turkey Trot event.

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Moore County Judge Rowdy Rhoades swore in Keith Quirk Tuesday as an officer in the Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Department.  Quirk, formerly an officer and investigator with the Amarillo Police Department, will take over as chief of the department January 4.  His predecess…

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"COVID continues to stretch this organization," said Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) CEO Jeff Turner during the regular meeting of the MCHD Board of Directors Wednesday.  "I am very impressed with the heart of our people and the work they are doing."  He said all levels of staff were u…

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Staff from Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be back in Dumas on Wednesday, November 25, in the gym area of the Moore County YMCA on Maddox Avenue from noon until 6:15 pm collecting donations of blood to help save the lives of people across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.  According to Ka…

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Patrick Sloan, a patrol officer with the Sunray Police Department died Saturday, October 31 of COVID-19, according to Sunray Police Department Chief Colt Farni.  "It was a shock," said Farni.  "They were thinking on Friday he might be able to go home.  That night he took a turn for the worse…

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"I just want to tell everybody I am excited to be here.  I am ready to work.  I am ready to join the community," said new Dumas Police Department (DPD) Chief Ray Resendez on Friday, October 30.  Moore County Justice of the Peace Barbara Mulanax had just sworn him in to be the next permanent …

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Congratulations are in order for the Sunray High School Marching Band. Members of the band competed at Dick Bivins Stadium on Saturday in Amarillo, earning all 1’s. As a result of the band’s strong performance, SHS advances to the area competition Nov. 14 in Lubbock. Members of the band are …

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 FFA and 4-H high school seniors in the Moore County area are completing their nomination applications for the 6th Annual AgYouth of the Month scholarship program, which has already awarded over $100,000 in scholarships. The online nominations are due Friday, October 23.

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In Matt. 28:19-20 we read these words "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

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The second time proved to be a charm Saturday, as Dumas residents made their way downtown in large numbers to shop and socialize under a clear sky at the Dumas Downtown Association's (DDA) second Sip and Shop event.  Saturday was a warm, calm October evening, a far cry from the windy deluge …

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Early voting in person for the November 3 general election begins Tuesday, October 13, at 8:00 am.  Voters have an extra week to cast ballots early this year.  In July, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order under the emergency powers he has exercised during the COVID crisis an…

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Accompanying this post are sample ballots for each voting precinct. Please make sure you are looking at the appropriate ballot as some are specific to city and/or school district elections, as well.

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James Mahaffey, the Lion in charge of this year's Dumas Noon Lions Club Arts and Crafts Show, was getting nervous back in September when a number of vendors who were planning to participate in the show cancelled out of fear of the COVID-19 pandemic.  "Everyone was afraid to show up due to th…

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Representatives of the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) were on Dumas Avenue Tuesday to present a Community Grant check for $5,196 to Irene Delgado, executive director of the Dumas Downtown Association (DDA).  The money was awarded to help pay for the benches and planters that t…

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Moore County Health Foundation (MCHF) Executive Director Kathie Fuston announced to the Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) Board of Directors in their regular meeting Wednesday that the foundation had surpassed the three-year fundraising goal of $1.75 million set last year for the foundat…

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"We certainly appreciate the job they do.  They do a fantastic job, the weather, the people, everything," said Dumas Independent School District (DISD) Police Department Chief Larry Payne.  He was talking about the DISD employees who also work as crossing guards helping elementary and interm…

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For those who say there is never anything to do here or those tired of all the COVID cancellations this summer, there was a lot going on in Dumas on Saturday.  At 8:00 am in McDade Park, bicyclists from around the Panhandle and as far away as Lubbock lined up and set out on rides of up to 10…

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In spite of the COVID crisis, or perhaps because of it, a record 148 people turned out Saturday to ride in the Texas Tumbleweed 100 and raise money for the Moore County YMCA.  "We were pleasantly surprised by how many came out despite COVID," said Susan Riseling, one of the chief organizers …

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None of the students attending Dumas Junior High School today were born on September 11, 2001, the day terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington with hijacked airplanes.  A third target was spared when the passengers of one plane stormed the cockpi…

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Moore County Schools Federal Credit Union will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., according to Nancy Grundy.

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Download and print out the Bazinga Bucks! card accompanying this post or our MCNewsPress Facebook page, or pick up a print copy of the Moore County News-Press (Sept. 16-17 Mid-Week Edition).

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JBS USA officials announced on Wednesday that they would be providing $3.3 million dollars to Moore County, site of the JBS Cactus beef packing plant, for investments in projects designed to "respond to needs resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and invest in the region's future," accordi…

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"I just hope everyone comes out and supports our businesses.  They had a rough go at the Sip and Shop, so I hope everyone can come out and have some fun and enjoy some shopping," said Irene Delgado, executive director of the Dumas downtown Association.  On Saturday, the association and the D…

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With the COVID epidemic raging in the spring and summer of 2020 it was not certain that the Moore County YMCA's Texas Tumbleweed 100 bicycle race/ride, which has taken place every year for the last seven years, would make it for an eighth.  But with COVID seemingly in retreat in Moore County…

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Hoping that they have finally found a solution to the long-term problem of the city-owned Pheasant Trails Golf Course, the Dumas City Commissioners voted unanimously Monday in their regular meeting to approve a five-year lease agreement with Cory Beckner, president of Twisted Elms Golf Club,…

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The Dumas City Commissioners bypassed a recommendation of the Dumas Zoning and Planning Commission and voted unanimously in their regular meeting Monday to rezone 10 acres of undeveloped land on West 16th Street from single family dwelling to multi-family dwelling.  The move paves the way fo…

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The Dumas Police Department (DPD) is seeking help in locating the suspect in a shooting that occurred during the evening hours of August 10, 2020, according to a press release from the DPD.  The suspect is Francisco Pichardo, and he is wanted on a warrant from Moore County for aggravated ass…

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Tom Ferguson representing the Dumas Economic Development Corporation (DEDC) Community Grant Committee presented a Community Grant check for $1,609 to Jason Dennis of American Legion Post 224 Thursday at the post's shooting range south of Dumas off US 287/87.  The money will go to pay for roo…

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Kinsey Bellar, director of Storybridge Dumas, and some friends were at the First Presbyterian Church Wednesday evening to inaugurate a new Little Free Library for children in Dumas.  The yellow, blue and red wooden box , mounted on the brick wall near the west entrance to the church, is stuf…

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District 87 State Representative Four Price was on hand Monday evening in Sunray to watch Sunray Independent School District (SISD) Superintendent Marshall Harrison, with help from three-year-old Brexlann Reed, cut a ribbon to open the new Bobcat Den child day care center located in Sunray H…